My Little Flame

(2001)

Kathryn Rose’s breakout second solo album, as originally released by Toronto indie label Footlodgedindoor Music.

Featuring guest performances by Ron Sexsmith, George Koller (Holly Cole), Thomas Ryder Payne (ex-Joydrop), Kevin Fox (Sarah Harmer) and Bryden Baird (Fiest, Esthero).

“Rose basks in her idiosyncrasies, giving her songs complex, fanciful musical arrangements and cinematic atmospherics. She is also thrifty with her vocal gymnastics, a welcome trait in these diva-worshipping times.”

Tim Perlich, Eye Weekly
Something I Can UseKathryn Rose5:19
The Gift Of This MomentKathryn Rose5:02
Life’s LuxuriousKathryn Rose5:10
This LongKathryn Rose4:54
The Original Groundhog DayKathryn Rose3:46
I Married MyselfKathryn Rose3:31
DeservingKathryn Rose4:34
Dear The Mother Of A Dead SonKathryn Rose4:00
Shrinking VioletKathryn Rose6:29
VirginiaKathryn Rose5:53

Musicians:

  1. Something I Can Use (Dennis Mohammed: bass, Paul Brennan: drums, Thomas Ryder Payne: programming, guitars, KR: vocals)
  2. The Gift Of This Moment (Paul Brennan: drums, Thomas Ryder Payne: programming, guitars, KR: vocals)
  3. Life’s Luxurious (for Robin P) (Jim Bish: bass flute, George Koller: acoustic bass, Paul Brennan: drums, Thomas Ryder Payne: programming, guitars, KR: vocals)
  4. This Long (Dennis Mohammed: bass, Josh Hicks: drums, Paul Brennan: outro drums, David Pell: trombone, Bryden Baird: flugelhorn, trumpet, Vince Barbee: French horn, Thomas Ryder Payne: programming, guitars, KR: vocals)
  5. The Original Groundhog Day (Jim Bish: clarinet, Dennis Mohammed: bass, Josh Hicks: drums, Thomas Ryder Payne: piano, guitars, KR: vocals, tambourine)
  6. I Married Myself (George Koller: acoustic bass, Paul Brennan: drums, Thomas Ryder Payne: piano, guitars, KR: vocals)
  7. Deserving (Jim Bish: bass flute, Dennis Mohammed: bass, Josh Hicks: drums, Grace Hong: strings, Thomas Ryder Payne: programming, guitars, KR: vocals)
  8. Dear The Mother Of A Dead Son (Thomas Ryder Payne: piano, KR: vocals)
  9. Shrinking Violet (Jim Bish: bass flute, Thomas Ryder Payne: programming, guitars, “violet”, KR: vocals)
  10. Virginia (George Koller: acoustic bass, Paul Brennan: drums, Grace Hong: strings, Jim Bish: clarinet, Ron Sexsmith: Beautiful Boy and echoes, Tim Bovaconti and Kevin Fox: ahhh…, Thomas Ryder Payne: rhodes, guitars, KR: vocals)

Produced by Thomas Ryder Payne

Recorded and mixed at Lionheart Studio, Toronto, Canada.
Engineered by Steven Cogdell and Thomas Ryder Payne.

All songs by Kathryn Rose © 2001 Footlodgedindoor Music/SOCAN.

All songs arranged by Thomas Ryder Payne and Kathryn Rose.
Deserving and Virginia string arrangements by Peter Brennan.
This Long horn arrangement by David Pell and Kathryn Rose. Mastered by Greg O’Shea at Umbrella Sound.
Design: Dan Bryk, aesthetix.bryk.com.
Inner photography and art direction: Video Lake Media Arts.
Male Model: Robbie Carter.
Enhanced CD Assembly and mastering: Noah Mintz, Grandmasters.
Design and layout: Dan Bryk, aesthetix.bryk.com.
Front and back cover photography: Steve Payne.
Makeup & hair: Shawna Bowen

In memory of Ida & Louis Special thanks to Vid, Dan, Steven and to the wonderful musicians on this CD. Thank you to my (little flame) friends and supporters. Most of all, thank you TRP for sharing most of your secrets.

This album was made with the generous assistance of the Ontario Arts Council.