Up from the Skies: The Polydor Years

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Up From the Skies: The Polydor Years
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Compilation album by
ReleasedJuly 7, 1998
RecordedTracks 1–6
Live at The Bitter End, New York City
Tracks 7–9, 11–20
Record Plant Studios, New York
Track 10
Burmese Records Studio, New York
Track 21
Live at Carnegie Hall, New York
Genre Folk, funk, blues
Label Polygram
Producer Peter K. Seigel (original recordings)
Jerry Rappaport (compilation)
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Up From the Skies: The Polydor Years is a 1998 compilation album featuring the music of Ellen McIlwaine during her 1972–1973 recording years with Polydor Records. The first half of the album is made up of her debut solo album Honky Tonk Angel while the second half consists of her second album We the People .

Track listing

All tracks are written by Ellen McIlwaine except where noted.

  1. "Toe Hold" (Isaac Hayes/David Porter) – 4:32
  2. "Weird of Hermiston" (Jack Bruce/Pete Brown) – 5:06
  3. "Up From the Skies" (Jimi Hendrix) – 3:52
  4. "Losing You" – 2:22
  5. "It's Growing" (Smokey Robinson/Warren Moore) – 3:05
  6. Ode to Billy Joe (Bobbie Gentry) – 4:13
  7. "Pinebo (My Story)" (Guy Warren) – 2:41
  8. "Can't Find My Way Home" (Steve Winwood) – 3:39
  9. "Wings of a Horse" – 4:01
  10. "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" (J.D. Miller) – 2:38
  11. "Wade in the Water" – 4:55
  12. "Ain't No Two Ways About It (It's Love)" – 4:26
  13. "All to You" – 3:05
  14. "Sliding" – 2:52
  15. "Never Tell Your Mother She's Out of Tune" (Jack Bruce/Pete Brown) – 2:25
  16. "Farther Along" (Traditional) – 3:44
  17. "I Don't Want to Play" – 3:20
  18. "Underground River" – 3:54
  19. "Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven (But Nobody Wants To Die)" (Al Fields/Tom Delaney/Timmie Rogers) – 2:25
  20. "Jimmy Jean" – 2:59
  21. "We the People" – 3:23

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  1. Lindsay Planer (1998-07-07). "Up from the Skies: The Polydor Years - Ellen McIlwaine | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic . Retrieved 2015-10-26.