On November 16, 2018.

On November 16, 2018, “Studio 13” label released “Merrie Land”, the second and final studio The Good, the Bad & the Queen studio album. It was recorded 2017 – 2018, at “Studio 13” in London, and was produced by Tony Visconti, Damon Albarn, Tony Allen, Paul Simonon, and Simon Tong.

Personnel:

  • Damon Albarn – vocals, ARP synthesizer, Farfisa organ, keyboards, mellotron, organ, piano, theremin, percussion, engineer
  • Paul Simonon – vocals, background vocals, bass, percussion, creative director, artwork
  • Simon Tong – vocals, background vocals, guitar
  • Tony Allen – guitar, drums
  • Tony Visconti – vocals, engineer
  • The Demon Strings – strings
  • Antonia Pagulatos – violin
  • Kotono Sato – violin
  • Stella Page – viola
  • Isabelle Dunn – cello
  • Kate St. John – oboe, Cor Anglais
  • Michael “Bami” Rose – saxophone
  • Lucas Petter – trombone
  • Chris Storr – trumpet
  • Eddie “Tan Tan” Thornton – trumpet
  • Gareth Humphreys – bassoon
  • Gerry Diver – tin whistle
  • Owain Arwel Davies – choir arrangements, conductor
  • Stephen Sedgwick – engineer, mixing
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Robert Gordon McHarg III – art direction
  • Chris Musto – layout
  • Herbert Mason – cover photo

Track listing:

All lyrics by Damon Albarn; all music is composed by Damon Albarn, Tony Allen, Paul Simonon, Simon Tong and Tony Visconti.

  1. Introduction
  2. Merrie Land
  3. Gun to the Head
  4. Nineteen Seventeen
  5. The Great Fire
  6. Lady Boston
  7. Drifters & Trawlers
  8. The Truce of Twilight
  9. Ribbons
  10. The last Man to Leave
  11. The Poison Tree

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