Album: To The Teeth

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To The Teeth

To The Teeth (Front Cover)

Album details

Released: 16 November 1999
Length: 69:47
Label(s): Righteous Babe Records
Studio(s): The Dust Bowl, Buffalo, NY, USA; The Congress House, Austin, TX, USA; Kingsway, New Orleans, LA, USA; Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (uncredited, assumed)

Charts, Certifications & Awards

Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard 200 4 Dec. 1999 76 2
USA: Top Internet Album Sales 4 Dec. 1999 9 1
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released

Of the 2 singles released from this album, only the one with a Prince contribution is listed below:

Wish I May (promo only)
b/w Providence (in Europe only)

See also

Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
Dial M-A-C-E-O 
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To The Teeth is the tenth solo studio album by singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco, and was released in November 1999 on DiFranco’s independent label Righteous Babe Records.

The album contained Providence, a track featuring Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) on background vocals. The song has no writing input from Prince.

The album was released a week after their only other collaboration, EyeBlue.png Love U, But EyeBlue.png Don’t Trust U Anymore, was released on Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic.

The album features three tracks containing saxophone by Maceo Parker , who was in her band at the time.

Sessions and compiling

Prince met DiFranco and Maceo Parker following her concert at the Midway Stadium in Minneapolis, MN, USA, on 3 July 1999, and invited them back to Paisley Park Studios, where DiFranco added guitar to EyeBlue.png Love U, But EyeBlue.png Don’t Trust U Anymore while Maceo Parker added saxophone to Prettyman, before later joining Prince’s band.

Providence was recorded by Ani DiFranco and her band on 31 July 1999 at Kingsway in New Orleans, Louisiana, with Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) likely adding his vocals at a time in late Summer - early Autumn, 1999, presumably at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.


Two singles were released : Wish I May (as a promo with Providence on the european edition) and Swing as an EP. The album reached number 76 on the US Billboard Pop Chart and number 9 on the Billboard Top Internet Albums chart.

Track listing

Details given for Prince-related tracks only:

  1. To The Teeth
  2. Soft Shoulder
  3. Wish I May
  4. Freakshow
  5. Going Once
  6. Hello Birmingham
  7. Back Back Back
  8. Swing
  9. Carry You Around
  10. Cloud Blood
  11. The Arrivals Gate
  12. Providence (7:18) 1
  13. I Know This Bar
  • Side 1:
  1. To The Teeth
  2. Soft Shoulder
  3. Wish I May
  4. Freakshow
  5. Going Once
  6. Hello Birmingham
  • Side 2:
  1. Back Back Back
  2. Swing
  3. Carry You Around
  4. Cloud Blood
  5. The Arrivals Gate
  6. Providence (7:18) 1
  7. I Know This Bar

1 Written by Ani DiFranco

  • Ani DiFranco – acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Jason Mercer – electric bass, bowed upright bass
  • Julie Wolf – organ, wurlitzer, melodica, vocals
  • Daren Hahn – drums
  • Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) – background vocals

  • Ani DiFranco - producer and mixer, album design (credited as 'the little folksinger')
  • Andrew Gilchrist - engineer (credited as 'the goat boy') and photography (band photograph, credited as 'Goat')
  • Ethan Allen - engineering assistant (Kingsway, New Orleans, Louisiana)
  • Greg Calbi - mastering (at Sterling Sound, NYC)
  • Patty Wallace - photography
  • Cheryl Neary - album design assistant

  • Immeasurable love and gratitude to scot - who’s got the skills to pay the bills; to goat - kicking ass with all things electrical while considering all things aesthetic; to ju ju - who plays better with her tits than most chumps do with their hands; to canada - chops out to here; to day one - the undisputed winner of the men’s water ballet competition; to e-tahn - my remote organist; tomato, (my hero), natasha, corey and the oh-how-we-loved-this-band - not a day goes by I don’t think of y'all and get all smiley; to brian - valves all the way; to kurt - the best smellin man I know; to marty - who took me cricket huntin; to SymbolSmallerBlue.png - my favourite fourth of july; to jackie, hans and all at paisley park; to karen, georgia and rich; to phillip - who lent us his sparky drum kit; to mary, ron, rhonda, susan, jamie, jess, theresa, justin, lorraine, laura, tamar, frank, heidi, cheryl, and the rest of the RBRrrmy - y'all rock the hardest; to larry, steve, reg, dave, heidi-ho, phil, klon - who make the joint everyday... with style; to jim and the flemtams - keepin me live and kickin; to tracy - who knows 3782 words for no; to nigel - making europe nice nice; to alvarez and daddario - for the tools

LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

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