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On February 5, 2013.

On February 5, 2013, “Jagjaguwar” label released “II”, the second Unknown Mortal Orchestra album. It was recorded in 2012, and was produced by Ruban Nielson. “II” won “Best Alternative Album” in the “2013 New Zealand Music Awards”.

Personnel:

  • Ruban Nielson– drums, performance, recording
  • Chris Nielson – horns
  • Jacob Portrait – bass
  • Gregory Rogove– drums
  • Kody Nielson – drums
  • Joe Lambert – mastering
  • Stewart Farrar– cover photo of Janet Farrar

Track listing:

All tracks by Ruban Nielson.

  1. From the Sun
  2. Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)
  3. So Good at Being in Trouble
  4. One at a Time
  5. The Opposite of Afternoon
  6. No Need for a Leader
  7. Monki
  8. Dawn
  9. Faded in the Morning
  10. Secret Xtians

On June 5, 2001.

Rufus Wainwright - Poses

On June 5, 2001, “DreamWorks” label released “Poses”, the second Rufus Wainwright studio album. It was recorded in 2000, and was produced by Pierre Marchand, Greg Wells, Alex Gifford, Ethan Johns and Damian LeGassick. In 2002, Wainwright won “Juno Award” for “Best Alternative Album”; at 2002 “GLAAD Media Awards” won “Outstanding Music Album” award. “Poses” was certified Gold in Canada by “CRIA”.

Personnel:

  • Rufus Wainwright– vocals, piano, string arrangements, dobro, acoustic guitar, keyboards, guitar
  • Stephanie Allard – violin
  • Carla Antoun – cello
  • Gregg Arreguini – guitar
  • Melissa Auf der Maur– bass, backing vocals
  • Genevieve Beaudry – violin
  • Melanie Belair – violin
  • Jeffrey Bunnell – trumpet
  • Brigid Button – violin
  • Sarah Button – violin
  • Butch Norton– drums, percussion
  • Richard Causon – chamberlin, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3, backing vocals
  • Michael Vincent Chaves – guitar
  • Bernadette Colomine – backing vocals
  • Yves Desrosiers – banjo, guitar, slide guitar, mandolin
  • Julie Dupras – viola
  • Laura Fairhurst – cello
  • Dennis Farias – trumpet
  • Normand Forget – oboe
  • Alex Gifford – bass, guitar, piano, alto flute, bass clarinet
  • Christine Giguere – cello
  • Greg Hay – viola
  • Jeff Hill – bass, backing vocals
  • Wilma Hos – viola
  • Kevin Hupp – drums
  • Victor Indrizzo – drums
  • Ethan Johns – electric guitars, drums, guitar
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Jean-Marc LeBlanc – violin
  • Damian LeGassick – keyboards, drum programming, guitar, string arrangement
  • Jon Lewis – lead trumpetPierre Marchand – string arrangements , bass, piano
  • Ally McErlaine – guitar
  • Jean Paquin – French horn
  • Veronique Potuin – viola
  • Ian Rathbone – viola
  • Julianna Raye – backing vocals
  • Daniel Savant – leader
  • Pierre Savoie – French horn
  • Steve Sidelnyk – drum programming
  • Hilary Skewes – cello
  • Ash Sood – drums
  • Anjana Srinivasan – violin
  • Benmont Tench – Hammond B3 organ
  • Pete Thomas – drums, percussion
  • Teddy Thompson – backing vocals , guitar
  • Martha Wainwright – backing vocals
  • Rebecca Ware – viola
  • Greg Wells – drums, bass, keyboards
  • Pete Wilson – bass guitar

Track listing:

All songs written by Rufus Wainwright, except where noted.

  1. Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk
  2. Greek Song
  3. Poses
  4. Shadows – Alex Gifford, Rufus Wainwright
  5. California
  6. The Tower of Learning
  7. Grey Gardens
  8. Rebel Prince
  9. The Consort
  10. One Man Guy – Loudon Wainwright III
  11. Evil Angel
  12. In a Graveyard
  13. Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk” (reprise)

On April 1, 2003.

Elephant

On April 1, 2003, “V2 Records” released “Elephant”, the fourth White Straps album. It was recorded November 2001 and April 2002, at “Toe Rag Studios” and “BBC Maida Vale Studios” in London, and was produced by Jack White.The album won “Grammy” awards for “Best Alternative Album” and “Best Rock Song” for the song “Seven Nation Army”. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 390, on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. “Channel 4” ranked “Elephant”  at number 39, on its list of the “100 Greatest Albums of All Time”. In December 2003, “NME” magazine made it their “Album of the Year”.

Personnel:

  • Jack White– lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, mixing
  • Meg White– drums, backing vocals, lead vocals, co-lead vocals
  • Mort Crim– speech
  • Holly Golightly– co-lead vocals
  • Liam Watson– engineering, mixing
  • Noel Summerville – mastering
  • “The Third Man” – artwork
  • Patrick Pantano – photography
  • Bruce Brand – layout

Track listing:

All tracks by Jack White, except where noted.

  1. Seven Nation Army
  2. Black Math
  3. There’s No Home for You Here
  4. I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  5. In the Cold, Cold Night
  6. I Want to Be the Boy to Warm Your Mother’s Heart
  7. You’ve Got Her in Your Pocket
  8. Ball and Biscuit
  9. The Hardest Button to Button
  10. Little Acorns – Mort Crim, White
  11. Hypnotize
  12. The Air Near My Fingers
  13. Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine
  14. Well It’s True That We Love One Another