The Ultimate Collection

The Ultimate Collection

by Edie Brickell & New BohemiansEdie Brickell & New Bohemians


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Edie Brickell & New Bohemians were, arguably, a one-hit wonder, that one hit being the Top Ten "What I Am" in 1989, although they sold two million copies of their debut album, Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars and attracted radio and/or minor chart rankings with a few other tracks. Still, their quick fade (they broke up in 1991) prevented Geffen Records from issuing a hits compilation domestically. Hip-O's Ultimate Collection takes advantage of the group's relatively brief renown to assemble an album largely devoted to rarities and unreleased material. Only three tracks are drawn from Shooting Rubberbands, plus a couple from its follow-up, Ghost of a Dog, and three from Brickell's solo debut, Picture Perfect Morning. Then there is the band's cover of Bob Dylan's "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" from the Born on the Fourth of July soundtrack, Brickell's contribution to George Harrison's Nobody's Child benefit album ("Big Day, Little Boat"), and Brickell collaborations with jazz trumpeter Chris Botti ("Like I Do Now") and Rob Wasserman and Jerry Garcia ("Zillionaire"). Then come seven previously unreleased tracks from what appear to be abortive sessions by a group called the Slip that featured former members of the New Bohemians and from the New Bohemians themselves. No information is provided on this material (a press release says it comes from "'90s sessions"). The tracks find Brickell rocking a little harder than usual, but her individual viewpoint remains intact on such songs as "1873 (Buffalo Diary)" and "Girl in a Magazine." The extensive use of such recordings makes Ultimate Collection more of a miscellany than a best-of, but Brickell has always been a quirky, off-beat artist, and she is perhaps most accurately represented by a compilation that focuses more on side projects and incomplete efforts than on her small body of finished work.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/10/2002
Label: Hip-O Records
UPC: 0731454153829
catalogNumber: 541538
Rank: 45716

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians   Primary Artist
Jerry Garcia   Guitar
Art Neville   Keyboards
Paul Simon   Acoustic Guitar
Barry White   Vocals
Rob Wasserman   Bass
Sid Page   Violin
Brandon Aly   Drums,Background Vocals
Cyro Baptista   Percussion
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Tony Berg   Guitar,Background Vocals
Robbie Blunt   Guitar
Chris Botti   Trumpet,Keyboards
Edie Brickell   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Hand Clapping
Larry Campbell   Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Violin
Matt Chamberlain   Drums
Vivian Cherry   Background Vocals
Larry Corbett   Cello
Bill Dillon   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Charles Elam   Background Vocals
Paul Fox   Keyboards
Steve Gadd   Drums
John Henry   Background Vocals
Brad Houser   Bass,Percussion,Saxophone,Background Vocals
John Leventhal   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Pino Palladino   Bass
Shawn Pelton   Drums
Leon Pendarvis   Keyboards
Larry Saltzman   Guitar
Marc Shulman   Guitar
Chris Whitton   Drums
Kenny Withrow   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar
Brian Stoltz   Electric Guitar
Jerry Marrotta   Drums
Earl J. Smith   Background Vocals
Novi Novog   Viola
Willie Green   Drums
Butch Amiot   Bass
Bakithi Kumalo   Bass
Carter Albrecht   Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Brad Hunter   Bass
Scott R. Johnson   Bass,Background Vocals
Tony Hall   Bass
Zachary Baird   Keyboards
John Bush   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Wix   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Scott Johnson   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Jerry Garcia   Composer
Paul Simon   Producer
Barry White   Interlude
Rob Wasserman   Composer
Pat Moran   Producer
Brandon Aly   Composer
Tony Berg   Producer,String Arrangements
Chris Botti   Composer,Producer
John Boylan   Producer
Edie Brickell   Composer,Producer,Photo Courtesy
David Castell   Producer
Bob Cook   Cover Art
Roy Halee   Producer
Brad Houser   Composer
Kevin Killen   Producer
Wes-Burt Martin   String Arrangements
Larry Rosen   Producer
Don Was   Producer
Kenny Withrow   Composer,Producer
Tim White   Collage,Tray Photo
Andy Smith   Producer,Collage
New Bohemians   Composer,Producer
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians   Producer
Pat Moran Quartet   Producer
Carl Albrecht   Producer
Karen Walker   Art Direction
Michael Halsband   Collage
Monte Krause   Cover Art
Dave Moynihan   Collage
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
Robin Schwartz   Licensing
Carter Albrecht   Composer,Producer
Scott R. Johnson   Producer
John Bush   Producer

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