Personnel: Paula Cole (vocals, didjeridu, clarinet, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, harmonium, Wurlitzer organ, keyboards, sound effects); Gerry Leonard (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, E-bow); Greg Leisz (guitar, lap steel guitar); Marc Antoine (guitar); Kevin Barry (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, wah-wah guitar, E-bow); Susan Jolles (harp); Wenyi Shih (violin); Judith Insell (viola); Chase Morrison (cello); Dominic Cortese (accordion); Tony Levin (Chapman stick); Jay Bellerose (drums, percussion); Clarence Penn (drums); Alfredo Hidrovo (bongos, shaker); Mark Hutchins (hi-hat, tambourine, programming); DJ Premier (scratches).
Audio Mixers: Gerry Leonard ; Joe Ferla; Kevin Killen; Roger Moutenot.
Audio Remixer: Mick Guzauski.
Recording information: Bearsville Sound Studios, Bearsville, NY (03/1999-09/2001); Globe Studios, New York, NY (03/1999-09/2001); Hit Factory Studios, New York, NY (03/1999-09/2001); Royaltone Studios, Noth Hollywood, CA (03/1999-09/2001); Sear Sound, New York, NY (03/1999-09/2001); The Magic Shop, New York, NY (03/1999-09/2001).
Best known for her omnipresent radio hits "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?" and "I Don't Want To Wait" (the theme to the popular teen TV drama DAWSON'S CREEK), New England-based singer-songwriter Paula Cole released three albums in the last half of the 1990s, and their finest moments are neatly anthologized on this 16-track compilation. A link between the autobiographical starkness of Aimee Mann and Tori Amos and the more overtly pop-oriented sounds of Jewel or Sheryl Crow, Cole's mature and thoughtful pop was always confident and never strayed into adult-contemporary blandness.