The Gorey End

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The Gorey End

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The Gorey End, Writer / Illustrator Edward Gorey enjoyed 'Banging in the Nails' so much he sent us a large box of his unpublished stories, some of which we adapted and turned into songs.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, on our new CD The Gorey End. We think he would have enjoyed them. If he hadn't passed away. Tragically.

Released in 2003

Grammy Nominated - Best Classical Crossover Album


  1. Hipdeep Family Intro
  2. ABC
  3. Weeping Chandelier
  4. Gin
  5. QRV
  6. Dreadful Domesticity
  7. Hertha Strubb
  8. Learned Pig
  9. Jesus on the Windshield
  10. Besotted Mother
  11. Histoire de Kay
  12. Trampled Lilly
  13. Hipdeep Family


The 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; 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
(P)2003 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Misery Guts Music Limited under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd.
©2003 EMI Records Ltd. DDD

ADRIAN STOUT: upright bass, bass guitar, saw, theremin, backing vocals

JONAS GOLLAND: percussion, vocals