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My Storyhill Greatest Hits Album

If you're a regular reader here, you probably know that I'm an obsessive fan of Storyhill, a two-dudes-two-guitars band from Montana/Minnesota. How obsessive, you say? Well, I own a domain name which houses a sporadically updated fan site. But also, on the occasion of a friend of mine becoming a fan (thanks to me, of course), I decided to feed her growing interest by finishing a project I've had in my head for a while now: a Storyhill greatest hits album.

I sent it to her a couple weeks ago, so I figured I'd also post it here. The track list is in reverse chronological order by album, followed by the order they appear on the album. What do you think, Storyhill fans? Did I leave anything out?

  1. Give Up The Ghost (from Storyhill)
  2. Paradise Lost (from Storyhill)
  3. Seven Sisters (from Dovetail)
  4. What Was Wrong (from Dovetail)
  5. Angel (from Dovetail)
  6. All I Need (from Dovetail)
  7. Inside Emotion (from Echoes)
  8. Great Divide (from Echoes)
  9. Somewhere In Between (from Storyhill Live)
  10. Let The Wind Come In (from Storyhill Live)
  11. Steady On (from Storyhill Live)
  12. White Roses (from This Side of Lost)
  13. Mary On the Mountain (from This Side of Lost)
  14. Spaces (from This Side of Lost)
  15. Absaroka Air (from Clearing)
  16. Tremblin' Tracks (from Clearing)
  17. Loose Summer Clothes (from Clearing)
  18. I-90 (from Miles and Means)
  19. Parallel Lives (from Miles and Means)
  20. If I Could (from Miles and Means)
  21. Boulder River (from Miles and Means)


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Comments (4)

Thank you so much for this!!

I'd be curious to hear about what makes some of these your favorites - I love hearing about how people connect to music.

And yes, I've been listening to this CD pretty much exclusively in my office for the last week now. Good stuff.


Thanks for the list....I just recently heard them...they're awesome.

One question though: They performed a song live called "Better Angels". Do you know if they'll ever release it? OR do you know somewhere I can find it??


I'd say this is pretty great. (I'm not a fan of Dovetail as a whole, but the tracks you picked from it are good ones.) The Storyhill Live version of "Somewhere In Between" is hands-down the best version of that song and some of their best work. The version of "Great Divide" from Echoes is a delight, a much more emotional moment than the version from This Side of Lost, which separates me from the song with the percussion.

Of their very earliest work, "Holding On," "Things I Love" and "She Holds My Heart Out in the Wind" are my favorites. I don't necessarily feel that their first three albums are representative of what they're doing today (considering they are, what, almost 20 years old?), but those three would be my votes on what to include if the person who got this CD wants to go into the roots of Storyhill.

I am looking forward to this elusive new album coming out soon. The new songs I've heard online sound great.

(p.s., sorry for the stalkerish comment. Hope you are well.)


Melissa: actually, very little consideration of my personal Storyhill likes were taken in constructing this album. I pretty much went with the songs that appear most frequently in their live recordings and concert set lists. A true Greatest Hits album. Although I did pick and choose which version of some songs appeared.

Christine: A studio version of Better Angels has not been recorded yet, as far as I know. You can find several live recordings of it at Storyhill's archive.org page.

Abbi: Always glad to have another long-time fan check in. I agree that Great Divide from Echoes is wonderful, but I seem to be in the minority as also really liking the This Side of Lost version.


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