On June 18, 1996.

Odelay

On June 18, 1996, “DGC” label released “Odelay”, the second Beck official studio album. It was recorded 1994 – 1996, and was produced by Beck Hansen, The Dust Brothers,Mario Caldato, Jr, Brian Paulson,Tom Rothrock and Rob Schnapf. In 1997 “Odelay” won “Grammy Award” for “Best Alternative Music Album” and “Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” for the song “Where It’s At”. “Rolling Stone” magazine voted “Odelay” “Album of the Year”, “Best Album of the Year” in The Village Voice Pazz & Jop” critics poll, and album of the year in “NME” annual critics poll. In 2003,”Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 306 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. “Odelay” was certified Platinum in UK by the “BPI”, 2 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”. The album cover is a photograph of a Komondor, Hungarian breed of dog.

Personnel:

  • Beck Hansen – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, slide guitar, harmonicas, bass, drums, percussion, analog keyboards, electric piano, clavinet, organ, celesta, mixing, art direction, design
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel guitar
  • Mike Boito– organ, trumpet
  • Charlie Haden– bass
  • Joey Waronker– drums, percussion
  • Mike Millius– scream
  • David Brown – saxophone
  • Jon Spencer– keychain
  • Dust Brothers–  mixing
  • Brian Paulson,Mario Caldato, Jr. – mixing
  • Tom Rothrock,Rob Schnapf – mixing
  • Jon Spencer – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Shauna O’Brien– coordination, production coordination
  • Robert Fisher– art direction, design
  • Al Hansen,Manuel Ocampo, Zarim Osborn – collage images
  • Manuel Ocampo – inlay painting
  • Bob Ludwig – cover photography
  • Nitin Vadukul– Beck photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Beck, John King and Michael Simpson, except where noted.

  1. Devils Haircut
  2. Hotwax
  3. Lord Only Knows – Beck Hansen
  4. The New Pollution
  5. Derelict
  6. Novacane
  7. Jack-Ass
  8. Where It’s At
  9. Minus – Beck Hansen.
  10. Sissyneck
  11. Readymade
  12. High 5 (Rock theCatskills)
  13. Ramshackle – Beck Hansen

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