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On January 28, 2013.

On January 28, 2013, “14th Floor” label released “Opposites”, the sixth Biffy Clyro studio album. It was recorded 2011 – 2012, at “The Village” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Garth “GGGarth” Richardson.

Personnel:

  • Simon Neil– lead vocals, guitars, co-producer
  • James Johnston– backing vocals, bass, co-producer
  • Ben Johnston– drums, backing vocals, percussion, co-producer
  • Ben Bridwell- additional vocals
  • Mike Vennart– additional guitar, additional vocals
  • David Campbell- string, brass, choir and bagpipe arrangements
  • Eric Rigler- bagpipes
  • Alex Orosa – violin
  • Garth Richardson– additional editing
  • Ryan Williams, Ben Kaplan – recording
  • Steve Churchyard, JP Reid, Nick Rowe – additional engineering
  • James Rushent – additional production, programming
  • Ted Jensen- mastering engineer
  • Storm Thorgerson – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Simon Neil.

  1. Different People
  2. Black Chandelie
  3. Sounds Like Balloons
  4. Opposite
  5. The Joke’s on Us
  6. Biblical
  7. A Girl and His Cat
  8. The Fog
  9. Little Hospitals
  10. The Thaw

On November 9, 2014.

On November 9, 2009, “14th Floor” label released “Only Revolutions”,  the fifth Biffy Clyro studio album. It was recorded May – September 2009, at “Ocean Way Recording” in Hollywood, and was produced by Garth “GGGarth” Richardson.

Personnel:

  • Simon Neil– lead vocals, guitars, piano, theremin
  • James Johnston– vocals, bass guitar
  • Ben Johnston– backing vocals, drums, percussion
  • Josh Homme- additional guitar
  • Jamie Muhoberac- keyboards, programming
  • Ben Kaplan – additional keyboards, programming
  • Garth Richardson– additional editing
  • Ben Kaplan – recording, additional editing
  • David Schiffman – recording
  • Andy Wallace– mixing
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Nick Rowe – additional editing
  • Wesley M.Seidman – assistant engineer
  • Julia Sundström – general assistant

Orchestra

  • David Campbell- strings, brass and woodwind arrangements, conductor
  • Joel Derouin – violin
  • Roberto Cani – violin
  • Julian Hallmark – violin
  • Tammy Hatwan – violin
  • Gerardo Hilera – violin
  • Natalie Leggett – violin
  • Sid Page – violin
  • Sara Parkins – violin
  • Vladamir Polimatidi – violin
  • Philip Vaiman – violin
  • John Wittenberg – violin
  • Ken Yerke – violin
  • Liam Brennan – violin
  • Steve Richards – cello
  • Erika Duke – cello
  • George Kim Scholes – cello
  • Rudolph Stein – cello
  • Rick Baptist – trumpet
  • Wayne Bergeron – trumpet
  • Alan Kaplan – trombone
  • Steve Holtman – trombone
  • Jonathan Sacdalan – bass clarinet
  • Julie Feves – bass clarinet
  • Joe Meyer – french horn
  • Douglas Tornquist – tuba
  • Christian Hughes – Chai Wallah
  • Alex Orosa – Violin

Track listing:

All tracks by Simon Neil.

  1. The Captain
  2. The Golden Rule
  3. Bubbles
  4. God & Satan
  5. Born on a Horse
  6. Mountains
  7. Shock Shock
  8. Many of Horror
  9. Booooom, Blast & Ruin
  10. Cloud of Stink
  11. Know Your Quarry
  12. Whorses

 

On July 8, 2016.

On July 8, 2016, “14th Floor” label released “Ellipsis”, the seventh Biffy Clyro studio album. It was recorded 2015 – 2016, at “Eldorado Recording Studios” in Burbank, California and “Foxy Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Rich Costey, Simon Neil, James Johnston and Ben Johnston.

Personnel:

  • Simon Neil– lead vocals, guitars
  • James Johnston– bass, backing vocals
  • Ben Johnston– drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Rich Costey– additional editing
  • James Rushent – programming, additional production
  • John Feldmann– additional production, recording
  • Martin Cooke – engineering
  • Nicolas Fournier – engineering
  • Mario Borgatta – engineering assistance
  • Zak Corvine – additional engineering
  • Matt Pauling – additional engineering
  • Allie Snow – engineering assistance
  • Zach Tuch – engineering assistance
  • Vlado Meller – mastering
  • Jeremy Lubsey – mastering assistance
  • Ian Sefchick – vinyl mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Simon Neil except where noted.

  1. Wolves of Winter
  2. Friends and Enemies
  3. Animal Style – Simon Neil, John Feldmann
  4. Re-Arrange
  5. Herex
  6. Medicine
  7. Flammable – Simon Neil, busbee
  8. On a Bang
  9. Small Wishes
  10. Howl – Simon Neil, Gary Lightbody, Johnny McDaid
  11. People

 

On June 16, 2003.

On June 16, 2003, “Beggars Banquet” label released “The Vertigo of Bliss”, the second Biffy Clyro studio album. It was recorded 2002 – 2003, at “Great Linford Manor”, “Eden Studios”, “The Church Studios” and “Sanctuary Westside Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Sheldon, Simon Neil, James Johnston and Ben Johnston. The album cover art was by Milo Manara.

Personnel:

  • Simon Neil– vocals, guitars
  • James Johnston– bass, vocals
  • Ben Johnston– drums, vocals
  • Kimberlee McCarrick – violin
  • Martin McCarrick– cello
  • Chris Sheldon- recording, engineering
  • Phil English – engineering
  • Sam Miller – engineering
  • Chris Blair – mastering
  • Phil Lee – design
  • Stefan De Batselier – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Simon Neil; all music by Simon Neil, James Johnston and Ben Johnston.

  1. Bodies in Flight
  2. The Ideal Height
  3. With Aplomb
  4. A Day Of…
  5. Liberate the Illiterate/A Mong Among Mingers
  6. Diary of Always
  7. Questions and Answers
  8. Eradicate the Doubt
  9. When the Faction’s Fractioned
  10. Toys, Toys, Toys, Choke, Toys, Toys, Toys
  11. All the Way Down: Prologue Chapter 1
  12. A Man of His Appalling Posture
  13. Now the Action Is on Fire! – features hidden track “Ewen’s True Mental You

On June 4, 2007.

On June 4, 2007, “14th Floor” label released “Puzzle”, the fourth Biffy Clyro studio album. It was recorded in 2007, at “The Warehouse Studio” in Vancouver, “The Farm Studios” in Gibsons, British Columbia, and was produced by Biffy Clyro and Garth “GGGarth” Richardson. The album was certified Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Simon Neil– vocals, guitar, glockenspiel
  • James Johnston– vocals, bass guitar
  • Ben Johnston– vocals, drums
  • Andy Wallace– mixing
  • Mike Fraser– engineer
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Graeme Revell – string and choir orchestrations
  • Seattle Symphony Orchestra – violins, violas, cellos, choir
  • Ben Kaplan – keyboard
  • Mike Norman – keyboard, saxophone
  • Dorothy Lawson– cello
  • Ylber Sejdiu – Model on artwork
  • Carolyn Roper – Body artist on artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Simon Neil.

  1. Living Is a Problem Because Everything Dies
  2. Saturday Superhouse
  3. Who’s Got a Match?
  4. As Dust Dances
  5. A Whole Child Ago
  6. The Conversation Is…
  7. Now I’m Everyone
  8. Semi-Mental
  9. Love Has a Diameter
  10. Get Fucked Stud
  11. Folding Stars
  12. 9/15ths
  13. Machines