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I consider The Fat Lady Sings' 1991 debut album "Twist" to be one of the greatest all-time rock records.
Nick Kelly (vocals, guitars, piano)
Tim Bradshaw (guitars, piano, keyboards, organ, violin, harmonica, mandolin, accordion, percussion, backing vocals except Track 1 / CD1)
Dermot Lynch (bass, keyboards, backing vocals except Track 1 / CD 1)
Robert Hamilton (drums, percussion, backing vocals on Tracks 1-7 / CD1, Tracks 2, 7, 11, 13, 15 / CD2)
Dave Sweeney (guitar on Track 1 / CD1)
Finbarr O’Riordan (bass on Track 1 / CD1)
Nic France (drums on Tracks 8, 9, 10 / CD1, Tracks 1, 8, 12 / CD2)
Steve Crease (drums on Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 14 / CD2)
Alistair Artingstall (keyboards, backing vocals on Track 9 / CD2)
Steve Osborne (keyboards, percussion, backing vocals on Tracks 8, 9, 10 / CD1, Tracks 1, 8, 12 / CD2)
Juliet Roberts (backing vocals on Track 8 / CD1, Track 8 / CD2)
Track 1 / CD1, Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 13, 14, 15 / CD2 produced by The Fat Lady Sings.
Track 2 / CD1 produced by The Fat Lady Sings & Gary Wilkinson.
Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 / CD1, Tracks 2, 13 / CD2 produced by The Fat Lady Sings & Mike Roarty.
Tracks 8, 9, 10 / CD1, Tracks 1, 8, 10, 12 / CD 2 produced by Steve Osborne.
Tracks 7, 11 / CD2 produced by Paul Hardiman.
Track 9 / CD 2 recorded live at the Mean Fiddler, London March 19th, 1993 mixed by Tim Bradshaw
Track 15 / CD 2 recorded live at “7 Bands On The Up” in the SFX, Dublin, November 1989.
All songs words and music Nick Kelly, except Track 13/ CD 2 (words and music Nick Kelly / Robert Hamilton)
All songs published by Island Music, except Track 2 / CD 1 published by Cold Harbour Recording Company Limited.
“Arclight” video directed by Angus Cameron.
“World Exploding Touch” video directed by Angela Conway.
Sleeve Design by Rachel Gutek / Guppy Art.
The Fat Lady Sings were managed by David Stopps for Friars Management
The Fat Lady Sings would like to thank all those who played with, worked with, supported and helped us between 1986-1994. In particular, we’d like to express our sincere appreciation to:
Ali McMordie (bass, live shows 1987), Roger Pike (guitar, live shows 1987), Steve Crease (drums, live shows, 1992-93) and Alistair Artingstall (keyboards, guitar, backing vocals, tambourine, dancing, live shows 1992-93); Sean Fitzpatrick (Tour Manager), Matt Snowball (Backline), Mark Jones (Live Sound), Chris Barton (Live Sound), and Duncan O’Cleirigh(Lights); Andy Thompson, Judy Pearce, Jeanette Humphreys and Luci Cremoni (Friars Management); all our fans around the world; and, most especially, David Stopps.
We’d also like to thank the following people for their help in releasing this compilation:Carlos Anaia; Tom Dunne; Bill Hughes; Erik James; Frank Kearns; Conor O’Mahony; Paul Russell; Kevin Westenberg; Andy Wooliscroft.
CD1 - The Fat Lady Singles
CD2 - Opera Obscura