Harriet Wheeler

Harriet Wheeler has been out of the public eye for quite some time now, but that doesn’t mean she’s not missed. It’s been over 10 years since their last album (wow!) yet I get more emails and comments about Harriet Wheeler and the Sundays than anyone else. If you’re ever feeling reminiscent, youtube has a great collection of Sundays interviews and videos, including their video for Summertime!  While you’re here though, why not leave some comments about Harriet and the Sundays! 


Image Gallery

Below are just a few pictures of Harriet Wheeler from various videos and TV appearances. More are available at the Sirens of Song photostream on flickr.


Concert Review

9:30 Club (Washington, DC – 12/3/97)

December 3rd, 1997 will go down as one of the best days of my life. I finally saw the Sundays in concert and they were awesome! Harriet hit every note. They performed about 17 songs (this is from memory…I wasn’t able to get my hands on a set list) including the 3 encores. Here they are in no particular order. If anyone does have the set list from the D.C. show please inform me of my errors.

Summertime
Homeward
She
What Do You Think
When I’m Thinking About You
Here’s Where The Story Ends
Can’t Be Sure
Joy
Medicine
Another Flavour
Hideous Towns
Monochrome
My Finest Hour
Goodbye
I Kicked A Boy
Turkish*
Cry

*clip from a Vancouver performance (3/15/93), not the D.C. show

The best part was that I met Harriet! After the show, I started walking to my car and noticed 3 or 4 people hanging around out front where the tour bus was so, I decided to stick around too. One of the tour members knew what was going on so he stressed to us several times that if we just stayed calm and didn’t act like maniacs they’d probably sign autographs and pose for photos.

To make a long story short, about an hour later it finally happened. They walked right out the front door and signed autographs and posed for pictures. (By this time there was a small crowd of about 20 people.) Both Harriet and David were very nice and down to earth. They were making conversation with everyone and were more than happy to sign everything and anything that was handed to them. They must have stood outside in the cold and drizzle for at least 30 minutes. I am quite happy to say I was able to get an autograph and even pose for a picture with them. Even after I got a pic with them I stuck around a while and took about 7 more pics. Of course it goes without saying I ran to the one hour photo shop the next day and got reprints in every size…5×7, 8×10, and 24×36. (Ok, I didn’t go for the poster size). All in all, it was a night I’ll never forget! More photos from the night are available at the Sirens of Song photostream on flickr.


Albums/Singles

This IS NOT a complete discography.  This only represents what I own.

Static And Silence (1997)

1. Summertime
2. Homeward
3. Folk Song
4. She
5. When I’m Thinking About You
6. I Can’t Wait
7. Cry
8. Another Flavour
9. Leave This City
10. Your Eyes
11. So Much
12. Monochrome


Blind (1992)

1. I Feel
2. Goodbye
3. Life & Soul
4. More
5. On Earth
6. God Made Me
7. Love
8. What Do You Think?
9. 24 Hours
10. Blood On My Hands
11. Medicine
12. Wild Horses


Reading Writing and Arithmetic (1990)

1. Skin & Bones
2. Here’s Where The Story Ends
3. Can’t Be Sure
4. I Won
5. Hideous Towns
6. You’re Not The Only One I Know
7. A Certain Someone
8. I Kicked A Boy
9. My Finest Hour
10. Joy


Summertime CD-1 (1997)

1. Summertime
2. Nothing Sweet – Previously unreleased
3. Gone – Previously unreleased


Summertime CD-2 (1997)

1. Summertime
2. Skin & Bones – Live
3. Here’s Where The Story Ends – Live


Cry CD-1 (1997)

1. Cry
2. Can’t Be Sure – Demo
3. You’re Not The Only One I Know – Demo


Cry CD-2 (1997)

1. Cry
2. Through The Dark – Previously unreleased
3. Life Goes On – Previously unreleased


The Black Session (1993)

1. My Finest Hour – live
2. Here’s Where The Story Ends – live
3. Hideous Towns – live


Can’t Be Sure (1990)

1. Can’t Be Sure
2. Don’t Tell Your Mother
3. I Kicked A Boy


Goodbye (1992)

1. Goodbye
2. Wild Horses
3. Noise


421 comments to Harriet Wheeler

  • Pat C.

    Other people I know took their prescription meds. I listened to music to set me right, especially The Sundays; Like a beautiful painting you never get tired of. I can’t thank them enough.

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