On November 23, 1999.

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On November 23, 1999, “DGC Records” label released “Midnite Vultures”, the fourth Beck studio album. It was recorded July 1998 – June 1999, at “Soft Studio”, and was produced by Beck Hansen, The Dust Brothers, Tony Hoffer and Mickey Petralia. in 2013, “NME” magazine ranked the album at number 307 in its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Beck– vocals, synthesizer, guitar, piano, keyboards, choir, chorus, vocoder, horn arrangements, programming, mixing
  • Tony Hoffer – guitar, wah wah guitar, programming, engineer, editing, mixing, sound design
  • Roger Joseph Manning Jr.– organ, synthesizer, piano, tambourine, choir, chorus, clavinet, percussion, shaker, vocoder, backing vocals
  • Justin Meldal-Johnsen– synthesizer, bass, guitar, percussion, background vocals, handclapping, shaker, upright bass
  • David Campbell– viola, string arrangements, string conductor
  • Larry Corbett – cello
  • Joel Derouin – violin
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel
  • Jay Dee Maness – pedal steel
  • Johnny Marr– electric guitar
  • Michael Patterson– mixing
  • Herb Pedersen– banjo
  • Fernando Pullum – horn
  • David Ralicke – trombone
  • Joe Turano – horn, background vocals
  • Smokey Hormel – guitar
  • Eve Butler – violin
  • David Arthur Brown– tenor saxophone
  • Jon Birdsong – trumpet
  • Joey Waronker– percussion, drums
  • Beth Orton– background vocals
  • Arnold McCuller – background vocals
  • Valerie Pinkston – background vocals
  • Arroyo Bombers – choir, chorus
  • Arroyo Tabernacle Men’s Chorale – choir, chorus
  • The Dust Brothers– scratching, programming, engineer
  • Steve Baxter – horn, background vocals
  • Robert Carranza – string engineer
  • Steve Mixdorf – second engineer
  • Mickey Petralia – programming, engineer, mixing
  • DJ Swamp – scratching
  • Derek Carlson – second engineer
  • Chris Bellman – mastering
  • Brian Gardner – mastering
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Eye– artwork, art direction, design, collage
  • Gimbop – layout direction
  • Michel Gondry– collage
  • Charlie Gross – photography
  • Shauna O’Brien – project manager

Track listing:

All tracks by Beck Hansen, except where noted.

  1. Sexx Laws
  2. Nicotine & Gravy
  3. Mixed Bizness
  4. Get Real Paid
  5. Hollywood Freaks – Beck Hansen, John King, Michael Simpson
  6. Peaches & Cream
  7. Broken Train
  8. Milk & Honey – Beck Hansen, Buzz Clifford
  9. Beautiful Day
  10. Pressure Zone
  11. Debra

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