"The Rosary and The House of Jade" is a love story that happened, mostly by accident, as each song was written and recorded. I was intending to write out the whole story for the original release but was, more than once, told by those that had heard the tape that it might be better to let people make of it what they may, based on what they hear instead of what they might read.
So here's a concept album, written and recorded quickly, right along side mixing "Strung Behind The Sun," originally for Susanne's and my own amusement. Hope you like it. -JK
released March 11, 2013
Recorded Spring 1997.
Original Release: "Melancholy Sun," Camera Obscura Records, 1999.
Thanks to Tony Dale.
Written and produced by Jeff except: Winter In Moscow written and produced by Eric Lichter, Joe Ross and Jeff.
The poem, Jade Stairs Resentment, was written by Li Po (701 - 762).
Susanne Kelly; recitation: Jade Stairs Resentment and backing vocals on If All Our Secrets and The Rosary 1.
Thomas Cook; backing vocals on The Rosary 1.
Eric Lichter; drums on Autumn In Lisbon and Winter In Moscow
Joe Ross; bass guitar on Autumn In Lisbon and Winter In Moscow