Serena Ryder If Your Memory Serves You Well

Track List
#Track Name
1Sisters Of Mercy
2Good Morning Starshine
3Wheel's On Fire
4My Heart Cries For You
5Some Of These Days
6Quand Les Hommes Vivront D'amour
7It Doesn't Matter Anymore
8(Take Me For A Walk In The) Morning Dew
9Boo Hoo
10Coconut Grove
11You Were On My Mind
12Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream
13Weak In The Knees
14Out Of The Blue
15Just Another Day

Nov 11, 2006 (EMI)

Serena Ryder is just 23. But her voice, a deep, bluesy, soulful instrument that has drawn comparisons to Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin, makes her sound much older. She also appears wise beyond her years, blessed with an intelligence and confidence that came across in her songs on Unlikely Emergency, her critically acclaimed independent album. Some might even call her an "old soul" who seems like she's been here before.

Ryder's extraordinary major-label debut, If Your Memory Serves You Well, involves no time-traveling or reincarnation. But it does feature the native of Millbrook, Ontario covering vintage Canadian songs-some of them written more than 70 years before she was born-with remarkable authority.

Musicians, tracks 1 – 12:

Serena Ryder: all vocals / acoustic guitar
Mark McLean: drums / percussion
Russ Boswell: bass
Kevin Breit: acoustic and electric guitars / mandolin / music box in C / pedla pulse / omnichord
Kurt Swinghammer: acoustic and elctric guitars / mandolin / ukelele
Ben Grossman: hurdy gurdy
Sylvia Tyson: acoustic guitar
Gary Breit: Electone organ / piano
Doug Riley: piano / organ
Steven Mackinnon: percussion / upright piano / leslie assistant to the Dr. Denis Keldie: accordian
Blair McKay: vibes / percussion

Produced by Steven MacKinnon
Engineered and mixed by John “Beetle” Bailey at Canterbury Sound, Toronto, Ontario
Execuative Producer and A&R – Frank Davies

Musicians, 13 – 15:

Ashwin Sood: drums
Leah Randi: bass
Emerson Swinford: guitars
Jamie Muhoberac: keyboards
Don Randi: organ on “Just Another Day”

Produced by Rhys Fulber