released March 8, 2019
jherek bischoff - double bass, guitar, vibraphone, prepared piano, backing vocals
john congleton - drums, synths, sequencing
max henry - synths
amanda palmer - piano, ukulele, organ, synths, vocals
joey waronker - drums
jason webley - accordion
there will be no intermission was produced, mixed and engineered by john congleton
studio assistant: tyler karmen
recorded at: 64 sound, los angeles
mixed at: elmwood west
mastered by greg calbi at sterling sound, new york
all songs written by amanda palmer, published by eight foot music
administered by kobalt songs music publishing
except "look mummy, no hands" written by dillie keane
all inter-song instrumentals were arranged and mixed by jherek bischoff
vibraphone, double bass, sub bass synth, cymbals, bass drum, glockenspiel recorded by jherek bischoff
violin, viola, and cello recorded by jaron luksa at the rattle room, los angeles
inter-song instrumental players:
double bass, sub bass synth, cymbals, bass drum:
aniela marie perry
vibraphone & glockenspiel:
the “baby didn’t die” choir:
carly d. weckstein
marvel star de la cruz
the original “machete” string players, sampled for this version of the song:
violin: crystal brooke alforque
viola: lauren elizabeth baba
cello: aniela marie perry
“machete” string arrangement by jherek bischoff
originally recorded by jaron luksa at the rattle room, los angeles
sleeve photography: allan amato
insert photography: kahn & selesnick
stylist on kahn & selesnick shoots: regina harris
on the set:
piano stewards - ngo’e crossan, julius ross bright, philip marshall, nico deslis, joe yarabek and ben ranes
library dept.: justine marzack, ash
dress on inner sleeve designed by: marc littlejohn
album artwork designed by: andrew nelson at down in the valley creative
thank you to my husband, neil gaiman, and to my son, ash-for-short david karl gaiman. i love you both so much.
special thanks to ben folds for the songwriting help on “drowning in the sound”, to my patrons for the lyric help on “drowning in the sound” & “the ride”, and to dillie keane for letting me cover her song. thank you to marco benevento for letting me borrow his studio for “the ride” songwriting session. and a huge thank you to all the engineers and musicians - all over the world - who hosted and worked on the extensive collection of recording demos for this record.
thanks to martin & everyone at cooking vinyl.
a massive, heartfelt thank you to the extended members of team AFP, all of whom worked with me over the course of the last seven years:
sean francis, eric sussman, superkate slepicka, bill hartman, jordan verzar, hayley rosenblum, alex knight and michael mccomiskey.
at fame house: nick rizzuto, brittney bomberger, megan rondeau, braxton carter, courtney catagnus, and mike sachetti.
you can always find me on the internet: @amandapalmer and at amandapalmer.net
or just google, it’s 2019.
i love you all. we’re gonna be okay.
it’s just a ride.