In 1991, Leslie Feist formed the Calgary punk band "Placebo". After that, she played bass for Noah's Arkweld, then rhythm guitar for the band By Divine Right. In 1999, Feist provided vocals for Peaches' (Merrill Nisker's) album "The Teaches of Peaches". Later that year, Leslie Feist released her first and astoundingly rare CD. The album is a phenomenal listen and represents some of her best work to date. Sold only at concerts, this album will never be re-issued. Thus, it's value has skyrocketed of late, now fetching as much as $400.00 and is one of the most valuable CD's ever recorded by a Canadian.
Leslie Feist: vocals and guitars
Dan Kurtz: bass
Josh Hicks: drums
Jamie Shields: keyboards
Martin Tielli: chain smoking in tiny bedroom
Simon Craig: like a metronome on "That's What I Say, It's Not What I Mean"
Gonzales: melodica on "Still True"
Daniel Stone: percussion here
Jurij Konje: percussion there
written and arranged by Daddy Szigeti
Sandy Baron: violin
Akiko Kojima: violin
Pam Bettger: viola
Alex Mac Master: cello
All songs by Leslie Feist except "New Torch" by J. Beck.
Produced and recorded by Dan Kurtz (Dragonette) in Toronto, Ontario
Mixed by Glen Marshall and Dan Jurtz at Catharine North Recording House
Mastered by Noah Mintz (hHead) at Grandmasters
Photo by Yael Staav
Design by Helios