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A Crash Course in Roses

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Length  52:39
Release date  3 August 1999
Label  Rykodisc
Artist  Catie Curtis
Producer  Catie Curtis
Genre  Folk rock
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Released  August 3, 1999 (1999-08-03)
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A Crash Course in Roses is the fifth studio album by Catie Curtis, released on August 3, 1999 (1999-08-03).


The album contains numerous love songs, with "Magnolia Street", a song about the realization that one is in love, gaining some radio airplay. While the album did not make the Billboard Music Charts, it was her most successful at that stage.

In addition to the love songs which make up the majority of the album, A Crash Course in Roses also bears two other songs: "What's the Matter", a criticism of her hometown of Saco, Maine for rejecting her when she came out as a lesbian, and "Roses", the story of a soldier conscripted into World War I.

Numerous other singer-songwriters appear in supporting roles on the album, including Mary Chapin Carpenter and Melissa Ferrick.

Track listing

Source: Official site, Last.fm


  • Catie Curtis – Vocals, producer, Wurlitzer, acoustic guitar, piano
  • Michael Maxwell – gut string guitar
  • Hugh McCracken – harmonica
  • Sammy Merendino – tambourine, drum programming
  • Catherine Russell – gut string guitar
  • Ben Wisch – producer, engineer, mixing, Wurlitzer
  • Tom "T-Bone" Wolk – accordion, sound effects, bass
  • Jim Ryan – gut string guitar, mandolin
  • Mark Spencer – electric guitar, slide guitar, National steel guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Kenny White – gut string guitar, organ, piano
  • Akira Satake – banjo
  • Todd Reynolds – violin
  • Dawn Buckholz – cello, string arrangements
  • Liz Marshall – gut string guitar
  • Duke Levine – electric guitar, mandola, omnichord, e-bow, acoustic guitar
  • Manolo Badrena – conga, percussion
  • Paul Bryan – djembe, shaker, bass pedals, organ, bass, percussion
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter – gut string guitar
  • Billy Conway – drums, snare drums, percussion
  • Melissa Ferrick – gut string guitar
  • Jennifer Kimball – gut string guitar
  • Jim Robeson – engineer
  • Jana Leon – photography
  • Steven Jurgensmeyer – design
  • Bruce MacFarlane – assistant engineer
  • Crit Harmon – engineer
  • Kevin Pickering – assistant engineer
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Songs

    1Gave Me Love3:15
    2World Don't Owe Me3:58
    3100 Miles5:04


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