Tag Archives: Rick Koster

On June 19, 2006.

On June 19, 2006, “Parlaphone” label released “Victory for the Comic Muse”, the ninth Divine Comedy (The) studio album. It was recorded in December 2005, and was produced by Neil Hannon.

Personnel:

  • Neil Hannon – vocals, keyboards, acoustic and electric guitar, banjo
  • Ian Watson – accordion
  • Andrew Skeet – piano, harpsichord
  • John Evans – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Dougie Payne – electric bass
  • Simon Little – electric bass, double bass
  • Tim Weller – drums
  • Rob Farrer – percussion
  • Charlotte Glasson – baritone and tenor saxophone
  • Chris Richards – clarinet
  • Eliza Marshall – flute
  • Matthew Gunner – French horn
  • Ilid Jones – oboe, cor anglais
  • Mike Kearsey – trombone
  • Daniel Newell – trumpet
  • Alison Dods – violin
  • Andrew Haveron – violin
  • Anna Kirkpatrick – violin
  • Calina De La Mare – violin
  • Gillon Cameron – violin
  • Lucy Wilkins – violin
  • Rick Koster – violin
  • Ruth Rogers – violin
  • Sonia Slany – violin
  • John Metcalfe – viola
  • Reiad Chibah – viola
  • Chris Worsey – cello
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Camilla Pay – harp
  • Celine Saout – harp

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Hannon except where noted.

  1. To Die a Virgin
  2. Mother Dear
  3. Diva Lady
  4. A Lady of a Certain Age
  5. The Light of Day
  6. Threesome
  7. Party Fears Two – Billy Mackenzie, Alan Rankine
  8. Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World
  9. The Plough
  10. Count Grassi’s Passage Over Piedmont
  11. Snowball in Negative

On May 7, 2007.

On May 7, 2007, “Epic” label released “The Boy with No Name”, the fifth Travis studio album. It was recorded December 2004-January 2007, at “British Grove Studios”, “The Hospital”, “Kensaltown Studios”, “Mayfair Studios”, “RAK Studios”, “Westside Studios”, “The Zeppelin Studios”,” Hampstead Heath” in London, “Mercer Street”, “The Weston Park Hotel” and “Washington Square Park” in New York City, and was produced by Steve Orchard, Nigel Godrich, Mike Hedges, Fran Healy, Andy Dunlop, Dougie Payne, Neil Primrose and George Tandero.

Personnel:

  • Fran Healy– lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano
  • Andy Dunlop– guitar
  • Dougie Payne– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Neil Primrose– drums
  • Steve Orchard – engineering
  • Mike Hedges– vocal recordings
  • George Tandero – engineering, mixing
  • Nigel Godrich– engineering
  • Matthieu Clouard – production assistant, vocal recordings
  • Jens L Thomsen – assistant engineer
  • Michael H. Brauer– mixing
  • Will Hensley – mix assistant
  • Emery Dobyns– Washington Square Park recording
  • Tappin Gofton– design, art direction
  • Stefan Ruiz – photograph
  • Julia Stone– backing vocals
  • KT Tunstall– backing vocals
  • Manon Morris – harp
  • Sarah Clarke – clarinet
  • Joby Talbot– string arrangement
  • Chris Worsey – cello
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Zoe Martlew – cello
  • Lucy Wilkins – violin
  • Louisa Fuller – violin
  • Helena Wood – violin
  • Rick Koster – violin
  • Richard George – violin
  • Louisa Aldridge – violin
  • Jonathan Hill – violin
  • Darragh Morgan – violin
  • Jeff Moore – violin
  • Natalia Bonner – violin
  • Adrian Smith – viola
  • Reiad Chibah – viola
  • John Metcalfe – viola
  • Rachel Robson – viola
  • Sally Herbert– string arrangement, violin
  • Everton Nelson – violin
  • Calina De La Mare – violin
  • Oli Langford – viola

Track listing:

  1. 3 Times and You Loose – Fran Healy, Andy Dunlop
  2. Selfish Jean – Fran Healy
  3. Closer – Fran Healy
  4. Big Chair – Fran Healy, Andy Dunlop
  5. Battleship – Fran Healy
  6. Eyes Wide Open – Fran Healy
  7. My Eyes – Fran Healy
  8. One Night – Fran Healy
  9. Under the Moonlight – Susie Hug
  10. Out in Space – Fran Healy
  11. Colder – Fran Healy, Dougie Payne
  12. New Amsterdam – Fran Healy
  13. Sailing Away – Fran Healy