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The Handsome Family - Odessa Album

The Handsome Family - Odessa Album
The Handsome Family
Alternative Rock, Country Rock
Feb 1995
MP3 album size:
1177 mb
FLAC album size:
1964 mb
Carrot Top Records


1She Awoke With A Jerk
Pedal Steel Guitar – Steve Thomas
3Here's Hopin'
Keyboards – Dave Trumfio
5Moving Furniture Around
6Giant Ant
7Everything That Rises Must Converge
Acoustic Guitar – Dave Trumfio
8Claire Said
Guitar [2nd Guitar] – Michael Hagler
9Water Into Wine
Acoustic Guitar – Dave TrumfioPedal Steel Guitar – Steve Thomas
11Happy Harvest
12The Last
13One Way Up
Keyboards – Dave TrumfioPiano – Michael Hagler
14Big Bad Wolf
Keyboards – Dave Trumfio


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
SAKI-005The Handsome Family Odessa ‎(CD, Album)Carrot Top RecordsSAKI-005US1995
SR1004The Handsome Family Odessa ‎(CD, Album)Scout ReleasesSR1004Germany1996


  • Art DirectionMike Werner
  • Bass, VocalsRennie Sparks
  • Drums, VocalsMike Werner
  • Guitar, Vocals, KeyboardsBrett Sparks
  • Layout [Computer Layout], DesignRennie Sparks, Sheila Sachs
  • Lyrics ByBrett Sparks (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9 to 11, 13), Rennie Sparks (tracks: 2, 3, 6, 8, 12, 14)
  • Music ByBrett Sparks (tracks: 1 to 7, 9), Rennie Sparks (tracks: 8)
  • Photography By [Band Photo]Diane Murphy
  • ProducerBrett Sparks, Dave Trumfio
  • Recorded ByDave Trumfio, Michael Hagler


Recorded at Kingsize Sound Laboratories, Chicago, IL.

"Cover photo found in the dumpster behind our apartment and used without permission. Sorry."

All tracks (p 1994 The Handsome Family. © 1994 Carrot Top Records.

Printed in USA. Made in USA.


  • Barcode: 7 89397-0005-2 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 1): A 9902 C082998A FAILSAFE C80107-08
  • Mastering SID Code (Variation 1): L385
  • Mould SID Code (Variation 1): IFPI 6100
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 2): 9902 R82 FAILSAFE D90804-11 A
  • Mastering SID Code (Variation 2): L388
  • Mould SID Code (Variation 2): IFPI 6100


  • Recorded At – Kingsize Soundlabs
  • Made By – Failsafe Media


Odessa is the first album released by alternative country band The Handsome Family. It was released 1994 by Carrot Top Records. Here's Hopin' 3:26. Arlene 3:37. Pony 3:13. One Way Up 3:19. Water Into Wine 3:12. Giant Ant 3:30. Everything That Rises Must Converge 2:50. Gorilla 3:37. The Last 3:36. Claire Said - 3:41. Moving Furniture Around - 3:03. Big Bad Wolf - 3:18. She Awoke With A Jerk - 4:19. Happy Har. Odessa - The Handsome Family. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Listening to Odessa today, it's obvious the Handsome Family had a way to travel before they would create their strongest work, but it's obvious they already had the talent and the ideas that would make them one of the most interesting and intelligent bands to emerge from Chicago's alt-country scene. A video directed by Lily Ekimian and A. Created for the Handsome Family song, Everything that Rises Must Converge. The Handsome Family - Odessa 1995. To favorites 0 Download album. Listen album. Alternative Country Rock. The Handsome Family. Songs in album The Handsome Family - Odessa 1995. The Handsome Family - Here's Hopin'. The Handsome Family - Arlene. The Handsome Family - Water Into Wine. The Handsome Family - Giant Ant. The Handsome Family - Everything That Rises Must Converge. The Handsome Family - Gorilla. The Handsome Family - The Last. The Handsome Family - Claire Said. Listen free to The Handsome Family Odessa Here's Hopin', Arlene and more. 14 tracks 47:39. The Handsome Family's first album certainly stands apart from their later work at this point, the group still had a live drummer, they were playing more rock-oriented material the noisy guitars on Here's Hopin' and One Way Up would have sounded rather out of place on Through the Trees, and there's a bit more upfront. The Handsome Family were formed in 1993 by husband and wife duo Brett Sparks and Rennie Sparks along with drummer Mike Werner. The band, born and bred in Chicago before migrating to Albuquerque, play a unique blend of traditional Country, Bluegrass, and murder ballads. Rennie's lyrics have a strong storytelling component, drawing on themes from Gothic fiction, as well as American folk music, and often involving macabre subjects as murders, suicides and ghosts. I'd heard a lot of different things about the Handsome Family before I bought this album. I have to say that it isn't nearly as weird or different as people had made it out to be. OdessaStudio album by The Handsome FamilyReleased1994RecordedKingsize Sound Laboratories, Chicago, IllinoisGenreAlternative countryLength47:16LabelCar. The Handsome Family OdessaMilk And Scissors UNCUT. Opening blasts from Americana heroes. Former and forever honorary Chicagoans The Handsome Family appeared on our first-ever release, 1994's 'For a Life of Sin: Insurgent Chicago Country. The duo now resides in the desert of New Mexico and thus put an appropriately Spaghetti-Western spin on Leonard Cohens ode to the craft, Tower of Song, for our 25th anniversary album 'Too Late to Pray: Defiant Chicago Roots. The Handsome Family's second album, originally released in 1996, available on vinyl for the first time. 20 March . Album 1995 14 Songs. More By The Handsome Family. Singing Bones. Through the Trees