Friday, August 21, 2015

Handsome Family



2nd version

by Praguefrank,

SESSIONS
1984 [home recording] Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family
00001 PREPARED PIANO #1 Smothered  
1990 [demo session] Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family
00002 ONE WAY UP  Scattered
1991 [demo session] Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family
00003 HONCHO instr.  Scattered
1992 poss. Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family (Brett Sparks [vcl/gt], Rennie Sparks [bass], Mike Werner [drums])
001 HERE'S HOPIN'
002 MOVING FURNITURE
003 SHE AWOKE
004 WATER INTO WINE
005 CLAIRE SAID
006 EVERYTHING THAT RISES –
Tracks above issued on EP The Story Of The Handsome Family
21 January 1993 [live] Lounge Ax, Chicago, Il – The Handsome Family, *with Thax Douglas
00601 INTRO
00602 HERE'S HOPIN'
00603 MOVING FURNITURE
00604 SHE AWOKE WITH A JERK
00605 LIZA I
00606 ONE WAY UP
00607 GUT FEELING
00608 LIZA II
00609 EVERYTHING THAT RISES
00610 TELEPHONES AND TELESCOPES
00611 YEAH*
00612 BIG BAD WOLF
00613 LIZA III
00614 (THIS ONE'S) THE LAST
00615 LITTLE BUDDY
00616 WATER INTO WINE
00617 HONCHO
00618 CLAIRE SAID
00619 PULL-UPS
Snap! Crackle Punk !
1993 [demo session] Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family
00620 THE LAST  Scattered
Tracks above issued on cassette Double Live Handsone
1993 Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family
007 LITTLE BUDDY  Scattered
1994 Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family
008 TELEPHONES AND TELESCOPES SCP 003/Smothered
1994 Kingsize Sound Laboratories, Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family (Brett Sparks [vcl/gt/keyboards], Mike Werner [vcl/drums], Rennie Sparks [vcl], Mike Hagler [gt/piano], David Trumfio [ac gt/keyboards]
009 HERE'S HOPIN' Carrot Top SAKI 005
010 ARLENE Carrot Top SAKI 005  VJCD-110
011 PONY Carrot Top SAKI 005
012 ONE WAY UP Carrot Top SAKI 005
013 WATER INTO WINE Carrot Top SAKI 005
014 GIANT ANT Carrot Top SAKI 005
015 EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE Carrot Top SAKI 005
016 GORILLA Carrot Top SAKI 005
017 THE LAST Carrot Top SAKI 005 Smothered
018 CLAIRE SAID Carrot Top SAKI 005
019 MOVING FURNITURE AROUND Carrot Top SAKI 005 VJCD-110
020 BIG BAD WOLF Carrot Top SAKI 005
021 SHE AWOKE WITH A JERK Carrot Top SAKI 005
022 HAPPY HARVEST Carrot Top SAKI 005
1996 [demo session] Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family
02201 NO.1 COUNTRY SONG Smothered
1996 Kingsize Sound Laboratories, Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family (Brett Sparks [vcl/gt/dobro/lap steel/harmonica/organ], Rennie Sparks [vcl/bass/drums], Mike Werner [gt/percussion], Darrell Sparks [vcl/gt/slide gt], Harry Trumfio [steel drum]. Michael Hagler [organ], Dave Trumfio [keyboards/bass], Mark Struzynski [sax])
023 LAKE GENEVA Carrot Top SAKI 011 VJCD-110
024 WINNEBAGO SKELETONS Carrot Top SAKI 011
025 DRUNK BY NOON Carrot TopSAKI 045/ SAKI 011 VJCD-110
026 THE HOUSE CARPENTER Carrot Top SAKI 011 VJCD-110
027 THE DUTCH BOY Carrot Top SAKI 011 VJCD-110
028 THE KING WHO WOULDN'T SMILE Carrot Top SAKI 011
029 EMILY SHORE 1819-1839 Carrot Top SAKI 011
030 3-LEGGED DOG Carrot Top SAKI 011
031 #1 COUNTRY SONG Carrot Top SAKI 011 VJCD-110
032 AMELIA EARHART VS. THE DANCING BEAR Carrot Top SAKI 011
033 TIN FOIL SAKI 016/Carrot Top SAKI 011 VJCD-110
034 PUDDIN' FINGERS Carrot Top SAKI 011
035 THE BLIZZARD Carrot Top SAKI 045/Scattered
036 TRANQUILIZED Scattered
1997 unknown – The Handsome Family
037 GRANDMOTHER WAITS FOR YOU SAKI 016
038 BURY ME HERE SAKI 016
039 BIRDS YOU CANNOT SEE SAKI 016
040 BARBARA ALLEN SAKI 016
041 CATHEDRALS SAKI 016
1997 [demo session] Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family
04101 DOWN IN THE GROUND Smothered
1997 Sparks‘ Living Room, Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family (Brett Sparks [vcl/gt], Rennie Sparks [vcl/autoharop/bass], Dave Triumfio [percussion])
042 WEIGHTLESS AGAIN Carrot Top SAKI 020  VJCD-110
043 MY SISTER'S TINY HANDS Carrot Top SAKI 020  VJCD-110
044 STALLED Carrot Top SAKI 020
045 WHERE THE BIRCH TREES LEAN Carrot Top SAKI 020 
046 CATHEDRALS Carrot Top SAKI 020  VJCD-110
047 DOWN IN THE GROUND Carrot Top SAKI 020 
048 THE GIANT OF ILLINOIS Carrot Top SAKI 020  VJCD-110
049 DOWN IN THE VALLEY OF HOLLOWLOGS Carrot Top SAKI 020 
050 I FELL Carrot Top SAKI 020 
051 THE WOMAN DOWNSTAIRS Carrot Top SAKI 020 VJCD-110 
052 LAST NIGHT I WENT OUT WALKING Carrot Top SAKI 020 
053 BURY ME HERE Carrot Top SAKI 020 
054 MY GHOST  Carrot Top SAKI 020 
btw 1994/1997 Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family
055 DON’T BE SCARED Loose Music VJCD-110 Carrot Top SAKI 023 
1997/1999 Kingsize Sound Laboratories, Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family
056 THERE'S A CITY Smothered   
057 MY BEAUTIFUL BRIDE MAG 025/ Carrot Top SAKI 023 
058 DON'T BE SCARED Carrot Top SAKI 023 
059 THE SAD MILKMAN Carrot Top SAKI 023 
060 IN THE AIR Carrot Top SAKI 023 
061 A BEAUTIFUL THING Carrot Top SAKI 023 
062 SO MUCH WINE Carrot Top SAKI 023 
063 UP FALLING ROCK HILL Carrot Top SAKI 023 
064 POOR, POOR LENORE Carrot Top SAKI 023 
065 WHEN THAT HELICOPTER COMES Carrot Top SAKI 023 
066 GRANDMOTHER WAITS FOR YOU Carrot Top SAKI 023 
067 LIE DOWN Carrot Top SAKI 023 
1999 [sessions for Poor Little Knitter On The Road – A tribute To The Knitters]  Chicago, Il – The Handsome Family
068 TRAIL OF TIME  Bloodshot BS 052 Smothered  
2000 Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family
069 I HEAR A SWEET VOICE CAALING  Bloodshot BS 063
BLOODSHOT BS 060 DOWN TO THE PROMISED LAND – 5 YEARS OF BLOODSHOT RECORDS (2000)
8 December 2000 [live] Schuba’s Tavern, Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family
06901 AMELIA EARHART VS. THE DANCING BEAR DCN 1005 
06902 THE GOOD TOOTHPICKS DCN 1005 
06903 SO MUCH WINE DCN 1005 
06904 THE CZAR BAR DCN 1005 
06905 TIN FOIL DCN 1005
06906 A BEAUTIFUL THING DCN 1005 
06907 VIENNA SAUSAGE HOTLINE DCN 1005 
06908 THE GIANT OF ILLINOIS DCN 1005  
06909 MY SISTER'S TINY HANDS DCN 1005
06910 NAMES FOR ALL HIS SHIRTS DCN 1005 
06911 CATHEDRALS DCN 1005 
06912 WEIGHTLESS AGAIN DCN 1005 
06913 BONY BREAD DCN 1005 
06914 WINNEBAGO SKELETONS DCN 1005 
06915 DRUNK BY NOON DCN 1005 
06916 MAGIC BALLS (INTRODUCTION) DCN 1005 
06917 THE SAD MILKMAN DCN 1005 
06918 MAGIC BALLS DCN 1005 
06919 I KNOW YOU ARE THERE DCN 1005 
06920 DOWN IN THE GROUND DCN 1005 
06921 ARLENE DCN 1005 
06922 MOVING FURNITURE AROUND DCN 1005 
06923 FREEBIRD DCN 1005 
06924 MY GHOST DCN 1005 
06925 THE WOMAN DOWNSTAIRS DCN 1005 
2001 Chicago, IL - The Handsome Family (Brett Sparks [vcl/gt], Rennie Sparks [vcl/ autoharp/keyboards/bck vcl])
070 THE SNOW WHITE DINER Carrot Top SAKI 027
071 PASSENGER PIGEONS Carrot Top SAKI 027
072 A DARK EYE Carrot Top SAKI 027
073 THERE IS A SOUND Carrot Top SAKI 027
074 ALL THE TVS IN TOWN Carrot Top SAKI 027
075 GRAVITY Carrot Top SAKI 027
076 COLD, COLD, COLD Carrot Top SAKI 027
077 NO ONE FELL ASLEEP ALONE Carrot Top SAKI 027
078 I KNOW YOU ARE THERE VOLT 02/Carrot Top SAKI 027
079 BIRDS YOU CANNOT SEE Carrot Top SAKI 027
080 THE WHITE DOG Carrot Top SAKI 027
081 SO LONG Carrot Top SAKI 027
082 PEACE IN THE VALLEY ONCE AGAIN Carrot Top SAKI 027
083 WHEN IT RAINS  Scattered
084 NATALIE WOOD Smothered  
Ca Fall 2001 unknown – The Handsome Family
085 BANKS OF THE OHIO Spirit of Orr SO 23/Smothered  
2002 [sessions for Bottle Let Me Down] Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family
086 SNOWBALL Blodshot BS 078 Scattered
2002 Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family
087 THE LOST HIGHWAY Scattered
2002 [sessions for Nothing Left to Lose: A Tribute to Kris Kristofferson] Chicago, Il – The Handsome Family]
088 SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN  Incidental no # Smothered  
2002 [sessions for The The Executioner’s Last Songs vol. 1] Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family [Brett Sparks]
089 KNOXVILLE GIRL Loose EP /Bloodshot BS 074 Smothered  
2003 The Sparks’s „den“, Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family (Brett Sparks [vcl/gt/steel], Rennie Sparks [vcl/banjo/ autoharp/keyboards/bck vcl], Darrell Sparks [drums/violin], + Dave Guttierez [mandolin/steel], Tony Watkins [bass], Jimmy Pontzer [drums],
090 THE FORGOTTEN LAKE Carrot Top SAKI 036 
091 GAIL WITH THE GOLDEN HAIR Carrot Top SAKI 036
092 24 HOUR STORE Carrot Top SAKI 036
093 THE  BOTTOMLESS HOLE Carrot Top SAKI 036 
094 FAR FROM ANY ROAD Carrot Top SAKI 036
095 IF THE WORLD SHOULD END IN FIRE Carrot Top SAKI 036  
096 A SHADOW UNDERNEATH Carrot Top SAKI 036 
097 DRY BONES Carrot Top SAKI 036 
098 FALLEN PEACHES Carrot Top SAKI 036 
099 WHITEHAVEN Carrot Top SAKI 036 
100 SLEEPY Carrot Top SAKI 036 
101 THE SONG OF A HUNDRED TOADS Carrot Top SAKI 036 
102 IF THE WORLD SHOULD END IN ICE Carrot Top SAKI 036 
1994/2003 [demo sessions] Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family
10201 CELLO #1 Smothered  
10202 PREPARED PIANO #2 Smothered  
10203 CELLO #2 Smothered  
10204 PREPARED PIANO #3 Smothered  
10205 STUPID BELLS Smothered  
1994/2003 Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family
103 FARAWAY EYES Smothered  
104 THE WEINERMOBILE Smothered 
2005 Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family
105 THE LOST SOUL Bloodshot BS 112 Scattered
2006 Home Studio, Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family (Rennie Sparks [vcl/banjo/autoharp/ ukulele], David Gutierrez [gt], David Coulter [musical saw])
106 YOUR GREAT JOURNEY Carrot Top SAKI 040 
107 TESLA'S HOTEL ROOM Carrot Top SAKI 040  
108 THESE GOLDEN JEWELS Carrot Top SAKI 040  
109 AFTER WE SHOT THE GRIZZLY Loose VJS 7/Carrot Top SAKI 040 
110 FLAPPING YOUR BROKEN WINGS Carrot Top SAKI 040 
111 BEAUTIFUL WILLIAM Carrot Top SAKI 040 
112 ALL THE TIME IN AIRPORTS Loose EP/ Carrot Top SAKI 040  
113 WHITE LIGHTS Carrot Top SAKI 040  
114 BOWLING ALLEY BAR Carrot Top SAKI 040 
115 HUNTER GREEN Carrot Top SAKI 040 
116 OUR BLUE SKY Carrot Top SAKI 040 
117 SOMEWHERE ELSE TO BE Carrot Top SAKI 040 
118 ELEANOR RIGBY Loose VJS 7/Scattered
2008 Home Studio, Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family (Dave Gutierrez [gt/steel], Stephen Dorocke [gt/lap steel/violin], Eric Johnson [banjo], Darrell Sparks/Jason Toth [drums])
119 LINGER, LET ME LINGER Carrot Top SAKI 050
120 LITTLE SPARROWS Carrot Top SAKI 050
121 MY FRIEND Carrot Top SAKI 050
122 WHEN YOU WHISPERED Carrot Top SAKI 050
123 THE LONELINESS OF MAGNETS Carrot Top SAKI 050
124 JUNE BUGS Carrot Top SAKI 050 [alt.]  Scattered
125 A THOUSAND DIAMOND RINGS Carrot Top SAKI 050
126 LOVE IS LIKE Carrot Top SAKI 050
127 THE PETRIFIED FOREST Carrot Top SAKI 050
128 WILD WOOD Carrot Top SAKI 050
129 DARLING, MY DARLING Carrot Top SAKI 050
130 THE WINDING CORN MAZE Carrot Top SAKI 050 
1994/2009 Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family
131 JUST LIKE TOM THUMB’S BLUES
132 AIN’T NO GRAVE
133 A PLAGUE OF HUMANS
134 FAMOUS BLUE RAINCOAT
135 DRINKING BEER ON THE ROOF
136 WHAT DOES THE DEEP SEA SAY?
tracks above issued on album Scattered
2013 Albuquerque, NM/ The Wilco Loft, Chicago, IL – The Handsome Family
137 FLIES Carrot Top SAKI 055 
138 FROGS Carrot Top SAKI 055
139 EELS Carrot Top SAKI 055
140 OCTOPUS Carrot Top SAKI 055
141 OWLS Carrot Top SAKI 055 
142 CATERPILLARS Carrot Top SAKI 055 
143 GLOW WORM Carrot Top SAKI 055 
144 LIZARD Carrot Top SAKI 055 
145 WOODPECKER Carrot Top SAKI 055
146 GULLS Carrot Top SAKI 055
147 SPIDER Carrot Top SAKI 055
148 WILDEBEEST Carrot Top SAKI 055
2016 unknown – The Handsome Family  (Brett Sparks [vcl/gt], Alex MacMahon [gt/ steel],   Rennie Sparks [vcl/ banjo/ autoharp], David Gutierrez [mandolin/ dobro], Jason Toth [drums])
149 GOLD M+S 001
150 THE SILVER LIGHT M+S 001
151 BACK IN MY DAY M+S 001
152 TINY TINA M+S 001
153 UNDERNEATH THE FALLS M+S 001
154 THE SEA ROSE M+S 001
155 THE RED DOOR M+S 001
156 GENTLEMEN M+S 001
157 KING OF DUST M+S 001
158 GREEN WILLOW VALLEY M+S 001
 

ALBUMS

Handsome Family no # Double Live Handsome: Intro; Here's Hopin'; Moving Furniture; She Awoke With A Jerk; Liza I; One Way Up; Gut Feeling; Liza II; Everything That Rises; Telephones and Telescopes; Yeah (with Thax Douglas); Big Bad Wolf;  Liza III; (This One's) The Last; Little Buddy; Water Into Wine; Honcho; Claire Said; Pull-Ups - 93
Carrot Top SAKI 005 Odessa: Here's Hopin';Arlene; Pony;One Way Up; Water into Wine; Giant Ant; Everything That Rises Must Converge; Gorilla; The Last; Claire Said; Moving Furniture Around; Big Bad Wolf; She Awoke with a Jerk; Happy Harvest – 09-01-95 (double, reissued in 1999 on Sub Rosa SR 1004)
Carrot Top SAKI 011 Milk and Scissors: Lake Geneva;Winnebago Skeletons; Drunk by Noon; The House Carpenter; The Dutch Boy; The King Who Wouldn't Smile; Emily Shore 1819-1839; 3-Legged Dog; #1 Country Song; Amelia Earhart vs. The Dancing Bear; Tin Foil; Puddin' Fingers – 13-05-96
Carrot Top SAKI 020 Through the Trees: Weightless Again; My Sister's Tiny Hands; Stalled; Where the Birch Trees Lean; Cathedrals; Down in the Ground; The Giant of Illinois; Down in the Valley of HollowLogs; I Fell; The Woman Downstairs; Last Night I Went Out Walking; Bury Me Here; My Ghost - 26-01-98
Loose Music [IRL] VJCD 110  Down in the Valley:  Tinfoil; My Sister's Tiny Hands; Lake Geneva;  Weightless Again;  #1 Country Song; The Giant Of Illinois; Drunk By Noon; Don't Be Scared; The House Carpenter; Arlene; The Woman Downstairs; Cathedrals; Moving Furniture Around; The Dutchboy - 25-10-99
Carrot Top SAKI 023CD In the Air: Don't Be Scared; The Sad Milkman; In the Air; A Beautiful Thing; So Much Wine; Up Falling Rock Hill; Poor, Poor Lenore; When That Helicopter Comes; Grandmother Waits for You; Lie Down; My Beautiful Bride – 27-02-00
Carrot Top SAKI 027 Twilight: The Snow White Diner; Passenger Pigeons; A Dark Eye; There Is a Sound;All the TVs in Town; Gravity; Cold, Cold, Cold; No One Fell Asleep Alone; I Know You Are There; Birds You Cannot See; The White Dog; So Long; Peace in the Valley Once Again – 17-09-01
Digital Club Network DCNCD 1005 Live at Schuba's Tavern: Amelia Earhart Vs. the Dancing Bear; The Good Toothpicks; So Much Wine; The Czar Bar; Tin Foil; A Beautiful Thing; Vienna Sausage Hotline; The Giant of Illinois; My Sister's Tiny Hands; Names for All His Shirts; Cathedrals; Weightless Again; Bony Bread; Winnebago Skeletons; Drunk By Noon; Magic Balls (Introduction); The Sad Milkman; Magic Balls; I Know You Are There; Down in the Ground; Arlene; Moving Furniture Around; Freebird; My Ghost; The Woman Downstairs – 09-07-02
Carrot Top SAKI 036 Singing Bones: The Forgotten Lake; Gail With The Golden Hair;  24 Hour Store; The  Bottomless Hole; Far From Any Road; If The World Should End In Fire;  A Shadow Underneath; Dry Bones; Fallen Peaches; Whitehaven; Sleepy; The Song Of A Hundred Toads; If The World Should End In Ice - 03
Handsome Family no # Smothered And Covered - A Personal Collection Of Rarities Including Odd Covers, Bathroom Demos, And Orphaned Songs:  There's a City;  Sunday Morning Coming Down; Prepared Piano #1; Down in the Ground; Cello #1; Trail of Time; Faraway Eyes; Knoxville Girl; Prepared Piano #2; The Last; Banks of the Ohio; Cello #2; Natalie Wood; #1 Country Song; Prepared Piano #3; Stupid Bells; The Weinermobile – 03
Carrot Top SAKI 040 Last Days of Wonder: Your Great Journey; Tesla's Hotel Room;  These Golden Jewels;  After We Shot the Grizzly; Flapping Your Broken Wings; Beautiful William; All the Time in Airports;  White Lights;  Bowling Alley Bar; Hunter Green; Our Blue Sky; Somewhere Else to Be – 06
Carrot Top SAKI 050 Honey Moon: Linger, Let Me Linger;Little Sparrows; My Friend; When You Whispered; The Loneliness of Magnets; June Bugs; A Thousand Diamond Rings; Love is Like; The Petrified Forest; Wild Wood; Darling, My Darling; The Winding Corn Maze – 14-04-09
Handsome Family Music ? Scattered - A Further Collection Of Lost Demos, Orphaned Songs, And Odd Covers : The Lost Soul; Wen it Rains; Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues; Snowball; Ain’t No Grave; Little Buddy; Eleanor Rigby; A Plague of Humans; Famous Blue Raincoat; Drinking Beer on the Roof; Telephones and Telescopes” originally released; The Lost Highway; Honcho; The Blizzard; What does the Deep Sea Say?; Tranquilize; June Bugs (alternate take); One Way Up (4-track demo) - 06-10 (outtakes and demos)
Carrot Top SAKI 055 Wilderness: Flies; Frogs; Eels; Octopus; Owls; Caterpillars; Glow Worm; Lizard; Woodpecker; Gulls; Spider; Wildebeest – 14-05-13


Milk and Scissor Music M+S 001 Unseen: Gold; The Silver Light; Back In My Day; Tiny Tina; Underneath The Falls; The Sea Rose; The Red Door; Gentlemen; King Of Dust; Green Willow Valley – 16-09-15
 

EPs
Handsome Family no # The Story Of The Handsome Family: Here's Hopin';  Moving Furniture;  She Awoke; Water Into Wine; Claire Said; Everything that rises - 92
Carrot Top SAKI 016/Scout SR 1012 Invisible hands: Tin Foil [from Milk and Scissors]; Grandmother Waits For You [early version]; Bury Me Here [early version]; Birds You Cannot See [early version]; Barbara Allen;  Cathedrals [early version] – 97
Loose no # In The Forest Of Missing Airplanes: All The Time In Aiports; Knoxville Girl; The Blizzard – 18-11-07 (digital)


SINGLES
Snap! Crackle Punk !
SCP 003 [Handsome Family:] Telephones and Telescopes / [Larry Cash, Jr.:] Evil Square - 94
Carrot Top
SAKI 045 Drunk by Noon / The Blizzard – 08
Magwheel (1999)
MAG 025 [Handsome Family:] My Beautiful Bride / [Sackville:] Destroy, Destroy- 99
Volta Sounds (2001)
VOLT 02 [The Nineteenth Bar:] Don’t Gone Too Long / [Handsome Family:] I Know You Are There – 01
Spirit of Orr
SO 23 [Moviola:] St. Vincent] / [Handsome Family:] Banks Of The Ohio – 02
Loose [UK]
VJS 07 After We Shot The Grizzly / Eleanor Rigby – 06-08-06

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