The Dresden Dolls (album)

The Dresden Dolls (album)

Infobox Album
Name = The Dresden Dolls
Type = Album
Artist = The Dresden Dolls


Released = September 26, 2003 (8 Ft. Records release)
April 27, 2004 (Roadrunner U.S. release)
July 13, 2005 (Roadrunner Japanese release)
Recorded = Summer - Fall 2002
Genre = Alternative rock, dark cabaret
Length = 56:53
Label = 8ft. Records

Roadrunner Records
Producer = Martin Bisi
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:nven97ldkrkt~T1 link]
*Pitchfork Media (8.2/10) [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/17145/Dresden_Dolls_Dresden_Dolls link]
*"Rolling Stone" (favorable) [http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/6222053/new_cds_dresden_dolls_lit/ link]
Last album = "A Is for Accident"
(2003)
This album = "The Dresden Dolls"
(2003)
Next album = "Yes, Virginia..."
(2006)
Misc = Singles
Name = The Dresden Dolls
Type = studio
single 1 = Girl Anachronism
single 2 = Good Day
single 3 = Coin-Operated Boy
single 1 date = October, 2003
single 2 date = December, 2003
single 3 date = December 13, 2004

"The Dresden Dolls" is the self-titled debut studio album by the duo The Dresden Dolls, which was released on September 26, 2003 by 8ft. Records, the band's personal label. Upon signing with Roadrunner Records, the album was re-released on April 27, 2004. The enhanced CD included a video for "Girl Anachronism." The album artwork was also modified to mask which record sleeves had been used in the album artworkDresden Dolls Companion, by Amanda Palmer, eight foot music publishing, June, 2006, ISBN 157560888X ISBN 978-1575608884] .

All songs were written by Amanda Palmer.

Dresden Dolls Companion

In the "Dresden Dolls Companion", Amanda Palmer has published a history of this album and of the duo, as well as a partial autobiography. The book also contains the lyrics, sheet music, and notes on each song in the album, as well as a DVD with a 20 minute interview of Amanda. In the interview, Amanda discusses the making of the album and the artwork while working on the artwork in her apartment.

Track listing

#"Good Day" – 5:51
#"Girl Anachronism" – 2:59
#"Missed Me" – 4:53
#"Half Jack" – 5:57
#"672" – 1:24
#"Coin-Operated Boy" – 4:46
#"Gravity" – 4:19
#"Bad Habit" – 3:01
#"The Perfect Fit" – 5:45
#"The Jeep Song" – 4:50
#"Slide" – 4:30
#"Truce" – 8:34 (After a bit of silence, you hear a voice say, "Amanda, you're telling me a fairytale. This is her grandmother, as noted on http://www.dresdendolls.com/contact_theband.archive.htm)

Personnel

*Amanda Palmer - piano, toy piano, vocals, lyricist, composer, songwriter
*Brian Viglione - drums, guitar, backing vocals
*Ad Frank - electric guitar, backing vocals
*Shawn Setaro - bass guitar, acoustic guitar
*Sasha Forte - violin, viola
*Johnathan Sacks - cello

Notes

External links

* [http://www.dresdendolls.com/downloads_n_lyrics/index.htm The Dresden Dolls official site] including lyrics and downloads


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