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On November 3, 2017.

On November 3, 2017, “Capitol” label released “The Thrill of It All”, the second Sam Smith studio album. It was recorded in 2017, and was produced by Steve Fitzmaurice, Brendan Grieve, Malay, Tyler Johnson, StarGate, Emile Haynie and Timbaland. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Denmark by “IFPI Denmark”, Platinum in Netherland by “NVPI”, Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, Platinum in Norway by “IFPI Norway” and 2 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Sam Smith – lead and background vocals
  • Lawrence Dopson – piano
  • Tyler Johnson – piano, electric guitar, bass guitar, drum loop, Moog synthesizer, programming
  • Ben Jones – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Camaron Ochs – electric guitar, background vocals
  • Jimmy Napes – piano, drums, drum programming, organ, percussion, synthesizer pads
  • Timbaland – percussion, bass, drum programming, synthesizer pads
  • Darryl Pearson – guitars
  • Malay – guitars, bass guitar, keyboards, engineer, programming
  • Reuben James – Fender rhodes, organ, piano, Wurlitzer
  • Jodi Milliner – bass, drum programming, Moog bass, Moog synthesizer
  • Dareen Heelis – bass guitar, drum programming, engineer, Moog synthesizer
  • Earl Harvin – percussion, tambourine, drum programming
  • Steve Fitzmaurice – drums, percussion, drum programming, engineer, mixing
  • Brendan Grieve – celeste, drum programming, engineer
  • Emile Haynie – piano, drums, percussion, programming
  • Lawrence Johnson – vocal arrangements
  • Ian Burdge, Richard George, Everton Nelson, Bruce White – string section leader
  • Simon Hale – string arrangements, string conductor
  • Ruven Afanador – cover photo
  • James Barber – photography

Track listing:

  1. Too Good at Goodbyes – Sam Smith, James Napier, Mikkel S.EriksenTor Erik Hermansen
  2. Say it First – Sam Smith, James Napier, James Ho
  3. One Last Song – Sam Smith, James Napier, Tyler Johnson
  4. Midnight Train – Sam Smith, James Napier, James Ho
  5. Burning – Sam Smith, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Dominic Jordan, Jimmy Giannos
  6. Him – Sam Smith, Brendan Grieve, Reuben James
  7. Baby, You Make Me Crazy – Sam Smith, James Napier, Emile Haynie, Dennis Ronald Thomas
  8. No Peace – Sam Smith, James Napier, Yebba Smith
  9. Palace – Smith, Tyler Johnson, Camaron Ochs
  10. Pray – Sam Smith, James Napier, Timothy Mosley, Darryl Pearson, Larrance Dopson, Jose A. Valasquez
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On September 28, 2010.

On September 28, 2010, “Nonesuch” label released “Lonely Avenue”, collaboration Ben Folds and Nick Hornby album.

Personnel:

  • Ben Folds – vocals, piano, bass, drums, Roland Juno, Moog, Hammond, clav, acoustic guitars, wind chimes, ARP string ensemble, percussion, handclaps
  • Kate Miller-Heidke- vocals
  • Joe Costa – handclaps
  • Keir Nuttall- primal screams
  • Jared Reynolds – bass, background vocals
  • Sam Smith – drums, background vocals
  • Chad Chapin – acoustic guitar, primal percussion, percussion, glockenspiel, background vocals
  • Andrew Higley – Wurlitzer, Fender Rhodes, Roland Jupiter, Roland Juno, Moog, French horn, background vocals
  • Paul Buckmaster – string arrangement, conductor
  • David Davidson, David Angell – violin
  • Kristin Wilkinson – viola
  • John Catchings – cello

Track listing:

All lyrics by Nick Hornby; all music by Ben Folds.

  1. A Working Day
  2. Picture Window
  3. Levi Johnston’s Blues
  4. Doc Pomus
  5. Your Dogs
  6. Practical Amanda
  7. Claire’s Ninth
  8. Password
  9. From Above
  10. Saskia Hamilton
  11. Belinda

 

On September 11, 2015.

On September 11, 2015, “New West” label released “So There”, album by Ben Folds and the yMusic Ensemble. It was recorded in 2015, and was produced by Ben Folds and Elliot Scheiner.

Personnel:

  • Ben Folds – vocals, piano, grand piano, percussion
  • Rob Moose – violin, harmonies
  • Nadia Sirota – viola
  • Gabriel Cabezas – cello
  • CJ Camerieri – trumpet, French horn
  • Alex Sopp – flute, alto flute, piccolo, harmonies, cover art
  • Hideaki Aomori – clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Gracie Folds – harmony
  • Sam Smith – drums
  • Ryan Lerman – guitar
  • Chad Chapin – percussion
  • Andrew Higley – synthesizer, additional arranging
  • Nashville Symphony Orchestra – various orchestral instruments
  • Allan Amato – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ben Folds except where noted.

  1. Capable of Anything
  2. Not a Fan
  3. So There
  4. Long Way to Go
  5. Phone in a Pool
  6. Yes Man – Ben Folds, Rob Mouse
  7. F10-D-A
  8. I’m Not tha Man – Ben Folds, Alicia Witt
  9. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Movement 1
  10. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Movement 2
  11. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Movement 3