All tracks produced by the matthew show, and recorded, engineered, and mixed by the matthew show at the various homes of Rotary Eleven Studio (Brooklyn, New York; Weatherford, Texas; Crowley, Texas; Euless, Texas; Dallas, Texas; and Plano, Texas) from May 2005 to May 2008. Mastered by Arthur Winer at Canaveral Skies.
Drums on "Innocence" recorded at Ms. Perry's place in Hoboken, New Jersey. Backup vocals on "The Skyline Hotel" recorded at Josh Clark's house in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Dunn's and Mr. Jackson's lead guitars on "The Impotent Rage" and Mr. Dunn's lead guitar on "The Skyline Hotel," Mr. Simms' vocals on most everything and his drums on "The Impotent Rage" and "Anyway" recorded at Mr. Simms' house in Weatherford, Texas, with invaluable assistance from Gus and Gordo.
Interviews recorded variously in New York and New Jersey.
Photography by Dean Hall. Front cover star is the inimitable Preston Faggart. Cake by Albertson's. Layout by Janell Broyles.
matthew: vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, drum programming
Jeff Sims: backing vocals on 2, 4, 8, 11, 15, 16, drums on 6, 11
Jason Jackson: backing vocals on 2, 6, 15, bass on 6, 11, and guitar fills on 6
Nancy Giammarco: backing vocals on 2, 13, 14, 15
James Dunn: lead guitar on 6, 16, and banjo impression on 6
Kimberly Perry: drums on 4
Thea Brown: cello
Little Jack Melody: upright bass on 10
Emily Hurst: backing vocals on 12
Ron Geida: guitar on 16
Josh Clark: drums on 16
Paul Shapera Gwynne-Craig: keyboards on 4, 8, 9
Reggie Rueffer: violin
Allyssa Lamb: backing vocals on 12
Robbie Rist: backing vocals on 16
John Shook: bass on 16
Speakers (in order of appearance): Kimberly Perry, Paul Shapera Gwynne-Craig, Doug Kwartler, Austin Kuebler, and Maja Ninkovic.
This album is dedicated to Nathan. May you learn from experience: your own and everyone else's.