The Complete Book Of Hours – The Green Pajamas

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about

We are absolutely delighted to announce the first-ever CD release of the Green Pajamas – Book of Hours. Originally released in 1987 on Green Monkey, with subsequent versions in Australia, Germany and Greece, this edition marks the first time all the tracks from the Book sessions have been released together. The album was remastered with love from the 1987 analog tapes by original producer Tom Dyer. It is now complete.

What you’ve got here is a year plus that I spent with Jeff and crew trying to make the perfect record. When I look back I remember this as a year of painstaking, fastidious work. Lotsa cigarettes in a small room.

More than most Green Pajamas records, this is a band record. This version of the band played live on a frequent basis and played many of these songs as a regular part of their live set during this period. While there is plenty of overdubbed studio “trickery” and some songs, like Observatory, which were pretty much studio creations, there is a core essence of the PJs as a four piece that was real: Jeff was the focus, but Bruce and Steven brought creative competition to get their music heard that was healthy for the band.

Jeff and Steven were fairly interchangeable here on guitar  more

credits

released April 1, 2010

All songs © 1986 HALF THE WORLD PUBLISHING.

JEFF KELLY: Vocals, Guitar, Bass; Cello – A Murder of Crows; Percussion – Ten Thousand Words, A Murder of Crows; Piano – Bang Bang You’re Dead, My Red Balloon; Pipa, Mandolin – Stand In The Light; Second Keyboard – The First Rains of September; Sound Collage – Falling Through the Hole
STEVE LAWRENCE: Vocals; Guitar; Bass; Sitar, Percussion – A Murder of Crows
BRUCE HAEDT: Vocals; Keyboards; Oboe – The Night Miss Sundby Died; Tambourine – Higher Than I’ve Been
KARL WILHELM: Drums; Percussion – A Murder of Crows

With:
Darrow Hunt: Baritone Sax – Paula *
Carl Miller: Trombone – Paula, The First Rains of September *
*Courtesy of Prudence Dredge
Al Paxton: Trumpet – Paula
Eric “Skerik” Walton: Tenor Sax – Paula
Kelle Boyd: Backing Vocal – My Red Balloon
Sheila Power: Backing Vocal – My Red Balloon
Susanne Kelly: Voice – Falling Through The Hole
Carla Torgerson: Cello – Under The Observatory
Doug Maxwell: Highland Bagpipes – Time of Year
The Time of Year Chorus:
Kelle Boyd, Susanne Kelly, Jordan Miller, Joe Ross, Colleen Whorley, Nancy Whorley, Kristen Wilhelm, Lisa Witt

Produced by Tom Dyer
Recorded and mixed at TDS Productions by Tom Dyer, 1986
Additional engineering by Keith Livingston
Technical assistance by Tommy Sound
Remastered at TDS Productions by Tom Dyer, 2009
Cover art: Ursula Bolimowski
Cover photo: Saulius Pempe
Sleeve photo: Ursula Bolimowski
CD Cover Design and Layout : Franziska Kartch

Special thanks to Carla Torgerson, Bruce Gordon, Mike Scheel (R.I.P.), The Cheeky Dames, James Gascoigne, Stacy Bloch and Steven Fox.

If you go to www.greenmonkeyrecords.com/catalog_PJs_BoH.php you may still find more bonus material at the bottom of the page. Get it while you can.

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