In the spring of 1992, while touring with Neil Young, Victoria Williams was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Two benefit concerts were held in her honor last fall in New York and Los Angeles. All the artists featured on this album are donating their royalties to Victoria Williams. A portion of these royalties will also be paid to the Sweet Relief Musicians Trust Fund. ...(展开全部) In the spring of 1992, while touring with Neil Young, Victoria Williams was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Two benefit concerts were held in her honor last fall in New York and Los Angeles. All the artists featured on this album are donating their royalties to Victoria Williams. A portion of these royalties will also be paid to the Sweet Relief Musicians Trust Fund. The shear breadth and diversity of artists gathered for this benefit project, Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams, is a tribute to the affection Victoria Williams' peers had for her. It conveniently also makes for heady listening for any fan of contemporary music. The hard, brittle edges of Soul Asylum ("Summer of Drugs") and Buffalo Tom ("Merry Go Round") stand shoulder to shoulder with the country-folk of Lucinda Williams ("Main Road") and Maria McKee (an inspired and riveting "Opelousas (Sweet Relief)"). Sweet Relief offers a unique opportunity to introduce yourself to an enduring songwriter while savoring some of the day's most intriguing musicians. How sweet it is! ~ Roch Parisien Full title: Sweet Relief: A Benefit For Victoria Williams. Producers include: George Drakoulias, Gurf Morlix, Pearl Jam, Brendan O'Brien, Michael Penn. Engineers include: Tom Herbers, Bobby Arnold, James Hollihan Jr. Personnel: Mike Scott (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards); Lou Reed, Bill Janovitz (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar); Gary Louris (vocals, guitar, background vocals); Matthew Sweet (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, drums); Howe Gelb (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Dave Pirner, Evan Dando, Lucinda Williams, Mark Olson , Victoria Williams (vocals, acoustic guitar); Chris Colbourn, Craig Wedren, Eddie Vedder, Maria McKee, Michelle Shocked (vocals); James Hollihan, Jr. (guitar, acoustic guitar, shaker, hand claps); Dan Murphy, George Drakoulias, Gurf Morlix, Mike McCready (guitar, acoustic guitar); Mike Wilcox, Nathan Larson (guitar); Greg Leisz (acoustic guitar, dobro, mandolin); Mike Rathke, Stone Gossard (acoustic guitar); Rainer (dobro); Bob Tiree (horns, harmonium); Karen Grotberg (piano, background vocals); Matt Rollings, Benmont Tench (piano); Phil Madeira (organ, hand claps); Bruce Brody (organ); Patrick Warren (keyboards); Joey Burns (upright bass); Dave Abbruzzese, Don Heffington, Donald Lindley, Andy Kammen, Doanld Lindely, Matt Wallaca, Adam Wade , Karl Mueller, Kenny Callahan, Andrew Kamman, John Convertino, Lynn Williams, Matt Wallace , Michael Convertino, Tom Maginnis (drums); Terry McMillan (tambourine); John Hammond, Jr., Mark Chesshir, Lisa Carrie (hand claps); Handy Andy, Tony Pandy (drum programming, sound effects); Adam Duritz, Katell Keineg, Marc Perlman, Russ Taff, Chris Willis, Kim Fleming, Kim Keyes, Bonnie Keen (background vocals). Audio Mixers: David Bianco; Gurf Morlix; Howe Gelb; James Hollihan, Jr.; Lloyd Puckitt; Lou Reed; Martin Schmelzle; Michael Penn; Michael White ; Mike Rathke; Ted Nicely; The Robb Brothers; Brendan O'Brien.