The Gorey End, Writer / Illustrator Edward Gorey enjoyed 'Banging in the Nails' so much he sent us a large box of his unpublished stories, some of which we adapted and turned into songs. Then, before he could hear them, Mr Gorey passed away. So sad. But here are those songs, with the Kronos Quartet providing strings and barks.
Grammy Nominated - Best Classical Crossover Album
Originally released in 2003, The Gorey End quickly sold out and has been unavailable since, helped in no small part by its nomination for a Grammy (best classical crossover album) and the brief stage run featuring Eleanor Bron and other hands. Unpublished works by Edward Gorey were adapted to song lyrics by Martyn Jaques, keeping to the author's inimitable style, with the Tiger Lillies' music added to by the Kronos Quartet on most of the tracks.
released July 2, 2020
he Tiger Lillies
MARTYN JACQUES: vocals, piano, organ, accordion and ukelele
ADRIAN HUGE: drums and toys
ADRIAN STOUT: bass, musical saw and horn
David Harrington violin
John Sherba violin
Hank Dutt viola
Jennifer Culp cello
This Album is dedicated to the memory of Edward Gorey
Many thanks for the co-operation of Michael Morris and Christine Gettins at Cultural Industry; Janet Cowperthwaite for the Kronos Quartet; Markus Steffen at musicas.de
; Sophie Seashell at Misery Guts Music; The Gorey Estate.
[plus Courtesy credit for Nonesuch/Warner]
Produced by The Tiger Lillies
Recorded 2000-01 by Myles Boisen in Oakland, California at Guerrilla Recording and Studio 880
Assistant engineers: Marco Martin and Ian Swanke at Studio 880
Mastered by Myles Boisen at the Headless Buddha Mastering Lab, Oakland, California
String arrangements by Hans-Joern Brandenburg
Front cover: Design - Stuart Wilson