On May 15, 2007, “Geffen” label released “Release the Stars”, the fifth Rufus Wainwright studio album. It was recorded in 2006, at “Second Story” and “Legacy” in New York City, “Brooklyn Recording” in Brooklyn, “Saal 4” in Berlin, “Strongroom” and “Angel Recording Studio” in London, and was produced by Rufus Wainwright.
Rufus Wainwright – vocals, piano, acoustic and nylon guitar, percussion, string arrangement, piano arrangement, horn arrangement, orchestral arrangement Neil Tennant – keyboards, synthesizer, loops, samples, vibes, breathing, backing vocals, executive producer Kate McGarrigle – piano John Medeski – piano Jorg Sandnar – piano Rob Burger – organ Jason Hart – organ, backing vocals Rachelle Garniez – claviola, accordion Richard Thompson – acoustic and electric guitar Jack Petruzzelli – acoustic and electric guitar, banjo,. backing vocals Joan Wasser – electric guitar, violin, backing vocals Smokey Hormel – guitar Gerry Leonard – acoustic and electric guitar Julianna Raye – tambourine, backing vocals Brad Albetta – bass guitar Tony Scherr – upright bass Jeff Hill – electric bass, bass guitar, upright bass, backing vocals Larry Mullins – shaker, triangle, timpani, cymbals, tambourine, vibes, piano percussion, bass drum, tabla, bongos, bells, cowbells, castanets, woodblock, fish, marimba, glockenspiel Matt Johnson – drums, percussion, recorder, backing vocals Ian Thomas – drums Kenny Wollesen – drums London Session Orchestra – strings Gabriel Adorjan – violin Rachel Rilling – violin Raphael Sachs – viola David Adorjan – cello Ronith Mues – harp Carl Albach – trumpet, piccolo trumpet Steven Bernstein – trumpet, conducting, horn arrangement Ozan Cakar – French horn John Chudoba – trumpet Barry Danielian – trumpet Dominic Derasse – trumpet, piccolo trumpet Dave Trigg – trumpet, piccolo trumpet Florian Dorpholz – trumpet Raphael Mentzen – trumpet Pirmin Grehl – flute Paul Shapiro – tenor saxophone Briggan Krauss – baritone saxophone Dan Levine – trombone Louis Schwadron – French horn Siân Phillips – spoken word Anna Prohaska – vocals Lucy Roche – backing vocals Teddy Thompson – backing vocals Martha Wainwright – backing vocals Lygia Forrest – backing vocals Jenni Muldaur – backing vocals Sharon Jones – backing vocals Marius de Vries – programming, conducting, breathing Jason Boshoff – programming Tom Stephan – additional programming
All tracks by Rufus Wainwright.
Do I Disappoint You Going to a Town Tiergarten Nobody’s Off the Hook Between My Legs Rules and Regulations Not Ready to Love Slideshadow Tulsa Leaving for Paris N° 2 Sanssouci Release the Stars
On February 21, 2014, “Capitol” label released “Morning Phase”, the twelfth Beck studio album. It was recorded 2012 – 2013, and was produced by Beck.
Beck Hansen – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards, piano, synthesizer, organ, electric bass, sound collage, tambourine, ukulele, charango, celeste, dulcimer, harmonica, glockenspiel, orchestral arrangements Joey Waronker – drums, percussion Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. – piano, synthesizers, Rhodes, clavinet, B3 organ, background vocals Roger Waronker – piano Matt Mahaffey – organ Greg Leisz – pedal steel guitar Cody Kilby – guitar Jason Falkner – electric guitar Smokey Hormel – acoustic and electric guitar, ebow Fats Kaplin – banjo Stanley Clarke – upright bass, electric bass Bram Inscore – electric bass Justin Meldal-Johnsen – bass Matt Sherrod – drums James Gadson – drums Stephanie Bennett – harp Steve Richards – cello David Campbell – orchestral arrangements, orchestrations, conducting David Greenbaum – engineer Florian Lagatta – engineer Cole M. Greif-Neill – engineer Robbie Nelson – engineer Darrell Thorp – engineer Cassidy Turbin – engineer Joe Visciano – engineer Bob Ludwi g – mastering
All tracks by Beck Hansen.
Cycle Morning Heart Is a Drum Say Goodbye Blue Moon Unforgiven Wave Don’t let Go Blackbird Chain Phase Turn Away Country Down Waking Light
On October 3, 2006, “Interscope” label released “The Information”, the seventh Beck studio album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, and was produced by Nigel Godrich.
Beck– vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, melodica, piano, organ, keyboards, programming, effects, scratching, sitar, bass guitar, harmonica, kalimba, percussion, drums, drum effects, glockenspiel, Game Boy
Nigel Godrich– mixing, keyboards, programming, effects, scratching, tambourine, percussion, background vocals, Speak ‘n Spell, whistle, Tote-A-Tune, kalimba, drums, Game Boy
Jason Falkner– bass guitars, electric and acoustic guitar, African bass, Moog synthesizer bass, background vocals, percussion, drums
James Gadson– drums, percussion, background vocals
Joey Waronker– drums, percussion, background vocals
Smokey Hormel, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Roger Manning Jr.– intro sounds
Alex Acuña– percussion, background vocals
Harvey Mason– drums
Brian LeBarton– Speak ‘n Spell
Justin Stanley– electric and acoustic guitar, background vocals, percussion, flute
Greg Kurstin– keyboards, berimbau, piano, bass keyboard, synthesizer, background vocals, acoustic guitar
DJ Z-Trip– scratching
Stevie Black – cello, percussion, background vocals
Lucia Ribisi – girl on “Cellphone’s Dead”
Cosimo Hansen – talking
Sean Davis – bass guitars
Rachel Shelley– shipping forecast
David Campbell– string arrangements, conductor
Suzie Katayama, Charlie Bisharat– strings
Spike Jonze, Dave Eggers– talking on “Exoskeleton”
All tracks by Beck Hansen, except where noted.
Think I’m in Love
Soldier Jane – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
We Dance Alone
Motorcade – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
Movie Theme – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
The Horrible Fanfare/Landslide/Exoskeleton – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
“The Horrible Fanfare” section uses a sample of “Cellphone’s Dead”.
“The Landslide” section uses a sample from the song “Requiem pour un con” by the French singer Serge Gainsbourg.
“The Exoskeleton” section contains dialogue spoken by Dave Eggersand Spike Jonze
On November 3, 1998, “DGC Records” label released “Mutations”, the third Beck studio album. It was recorded March – April 1998, and was produced by Beck Hansen and Nigel Godrich. “Mutations” won “Grammy Award” for “Best Alternative Music Album”. “Mutations” was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”.
Beck – guitar, harmonica, piano, glockenspiel, synthesizer, vocals, producer
Elliot Caine– trumpet
David Campbell– arranger, conductor, viola
Larry Corbett– cello
Warren Klein– sitar, tamboura
Bob Ludwig– mastering
David Ralicke– flute, trombone
Nigel Godrich– producer, mixing
Smokey Hormel– guitar, percussion, background vocals, cuica
Joey Waronker– percussion, drums, synthesizer drums
Robert Fisher– art direction
Justin Meldal-Johnsen– bass, percussion, background vocals
Roger Manning– synthesizer, organ, keyboards, harpsichord, background vocals, percussion
John Sorenson– assistant engineer
Charlie Gross– photography
Autumn de Wilde– photography
All tracks by Beck, except where noted.
Nobody’s Fault but My Own
We Live Again
Bottle of Blues
Sing it Again