- 01. After The Internationals
- 02. Returns To The Orange Grove
- 03. The Field Code
- 04. This Is Where We Sleep
- 05. Another Routine Day Breaks
- 06. We Let The "S" Hang In The Air
- 07. The Wilson Ave. Bridge At The Chicago River, 1953
- 08. The Flat Curving
- 09. A Blueprint
- 10. Seiche 2
- 11. The Great Banks
- 12. Sometimes A Cold Rain Can Push Down On The Back Of Your Head
Field Recordings From The Cook County Water Table
Field Recordings From The Cook County Water Table is the most actualized offering of the Brokeback experience to date, whether it be recorded or live. Field Recordings… features contributions from Noel Kuppersmith (Chicago Underground Orchestra) and Josh Abrams (Sam Prekop Band/Town and Country), whose versatile bass playing helped Douglas achieve the textural depth for this debut and first in-depth documentation of Brokeback. Noel has been a frequent collaborator in Brokeback\'s live setting. Rob Mazurek (Chicago Underground Orchestra/Isotope 217) plays cornet on the opening track, \"after the internationals\" and Mary Hansen (Stereolab) lends her angelic voice to the song, \"the great banks\". Both John Herndon and John McEntire contributed their percussive talents, while McEntire handled the recording duties by himself. However at the heart of Brokeback lies the vision and playing of Doug McCombs.
In Douglas\' own words: \"Brokeback wouldn\'t exist without the Fender six-string bass. I consider myself a bass player, and though I have dabbled with slide instruments (lap steel and dobro) I was never really interested in moving into the higher register until I became aware of this instrument and its perfect blend of twang and low tone. I began planning this album years before I could even afford to purchase one. It may seem ridiculous to give so much credit to the instrument, but most of these melodies practically wrote themselves, and they were exactly what I wanted.\"