On October 3, 2006.

On October 3, 2006, “Interscope” label released “The Information”, the seventh Beck studio album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, and was produced by Nigel Godrich.

Personnel:

  • Beck– vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, melodica,  piano,  organ,  keyboards, programming, effects, scratching, sitar, bass guitar,  harmonica, kalimba, percussion, drums, drum effects, glockenspiel, Game Boy
  • Nigel Godrich– mixing, keyboards, programming, effects, scratching,  tambourine, percussion, background vocals, Speak ‘n Spell, whistle, Tote-A-Tune, kalimba, drums, Game Boy
  • Jason Falkner– bass guitars, electric and acoustic guitar, African bass, Moog synthesizer bass, background vocals, percussion, drums
  • James Gadson– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Joey Waronker– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Smokey Hormel, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Roger Manning Jr.– intro sounds
  • Alex Acuña– percussion, background vocals
  • Harvey Mason– drums
  • Brian LeBarton– Speak ‘n Spell
  • Justin Stanley– electric and acoustic guitar, background vocals, percussion, flute
  • Greg Kurstin– keyboards, berimbau, piano, bass keyboard, synthesizer, background vocals, acoustic guitar
  • DJ Z-Trip– scratching
  • Stevie Black – cello, percussion, background vocals
  • Lucia Ribisi – girl on “Cellphone’s Dead”
  • Cosimo Hansen – talking
  • Sean Davis – bass guitars
  • Rachel Shelley– shipping forecast
  • David Campbell– string arrangements, conductor
  • Suzie Katayama, Charlie Bisharat– strings
  • Spike Jonze, Dave Eggers– talking on “Exoskeleton”

Track listing:

All tracks by Beck Hansen, except where noted.

  1. Elevator Music
  2. Think I’m in Love
  3. Cellphone’s Dead
  4. Strange Apparition
  5. Soldier Jane – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
  6. Nausea
  7. New Round
  8. Dark Star
  9. We Dance Alone
  10. No Complaints
  11. 1000 BPM
  12. Motorcade – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
  13. The Information
  14. Movie Theme – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
  15. The Horrible Fanfare/Landslide/Exoskeleton – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich

Samples:

  • “The Horrible Fanfare” section uses a sample of “Cellphone’s Dead”.
  • “The Landslide” section uses a sample from the song “Requiem pour un con” by the French singer Serge Gainsbourg.
  • “The Exoskeleton” section contains dialogue spoken by Dave Eggersand Spike Jonze

 

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