"The Beacon" wouldn't exist without the scores of creative people involved, first and foremost The Universal Thump (Greta Gertler Gold and Adam D. Gold). Here is a complete list of everyone who gave their time and talent. Thank you!
All songs (music and lyrics) by Alice Bierhorst, ©2016/BMI.
Produced by The Universal Thump (Greta Gertler Gold & Adam D. Gold).
Mixed by Bryce Goggin at Trout Recording.
Lead vocals, drums, bass, piano, and keyboards recorded by Kabir Hermon at The Magic Shop.
Strings and horns recorded by Craig Dreyer at Mighty Toad.
Choir on “Not Like the Movies” recorded by Rich Bennett at Acme Studios.
French Horn, percussion, vibraphone and backing vocals recorded by Adam D. Gold at Oh Real Yum.
Mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering.
Alice Bierhorst - lead vocals, backing vocals (Tracks 1, 3, 5, 8 & 9), piano (Track 4)
Greta Gertler Gold - backing vocals (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 7 & 9), string arrangements (Tracks 1 & 4), horn/ woodwind arrangement (Track 7), choir arrangement (Track 6), piano effects (Track 9)
Adam D Gold - drums, percussion, vibraphone (Tracks 3 & 9), string arrangements (Tracks 2, 5, 6, 8 & 9), French Horn arrangements (Tracks 2 & 6), additional engineering
Barney McAll - piano, Wurlitzer, tack piano (Track 10), horn arrangements (Tracks 1 & 3)
Jonathan Maron - bass
String Quartet on Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 & 9:
Olivier Manchon - violin
Alex Fortes - violin
Anne Lanzilotti - viola
Andrea Lee - cello
Horns / Woodwinds:
John Ellis - tenor sax (Tracks 1 & 3), flute (Tracks 1, 3 & 7), bass clarinet (Track 7)
Ken Thomson - baritone sax (Tracks 1 & 3), clarinet (Track 7)
J. Walter Hawkes - trombone (Tracks 1 & 3)
Eric C. Davis - French Horn (Tracks 2 & 6)
Oren Bloedow - acoustic and electric guitars (Tracks 2, 4, 5 & 7)
Phil Sterk - pedal steel (Tracks 2 & 7)
Choir on “Not Like the Movies” - Greta Gertler Gold, Emily Hurst, Serena Jost, Deb Adler Poppel, Rebecca Pronsky, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Deidre Rodman Struck.
Rod Alonzo - guest vocals on Track 5
Mirabelle Struck - guest vocals on Track 10
Photography: Front and back covers, bird dress and closed-eyes portrait by Todd Chalfant
“Protect your magic” and “Kindness” by Alice Bierhorst
Jane Byers Bierhorst and Alice Byers Bierhorst by John Bierhorst
Group photo by Adam Sachs
Design: Marisa Rolish