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On February 21, 2014.

On February 21, 2014, “Capitol” label released “Morning Phase”, the twelfth Beck studio album. It was recorded 2012 – 2013, and was produced by Beck.

Personnel:

  • 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 Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Beck Hansen.

  1. Cycle
  2. Morning
  3. Heart Is a Drum
  4. Say Goodbye
  5. Blue Moon
  6. Unforgiven
  7. Wave
  8. Don’t let Go
  9. Blackbird Chain
  10. Phase
  11. Turn Away
  12. Country Down
  13. Waking Light

On October 3, 2006.

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.

Personnel:

  • 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”

Track listing:

All tracks by Beck Hansen, except where noted.

  1. Elevator Music
  2. Think I’m in Love
  3. Cellphone’s Dead
  4. Strange Apparition
  5. Soldier Jane – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
  6. Nausea
  7. New Round
  8. Dark Star
  9. We Dance Alone
  10. No Complaints
  11. 1000 BPM
  12. Motorcade – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
  13. The Information
  14. Movie Theme – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
  15. The Horrible Fanfare/Landslide/Exoskeleton – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich

Samples:

  • “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.

mutations

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”.

Personnel:

  • 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

Track listing:

All tracks by Beck, except where noted.

  1. Cold Brains
  2. Nobody’s Fault but My Own
  3. Lazy Files
  4. Canceled Check
  5. We Live Again
  6. Tropicalia
  7. Dead Melodies
  8. Bottle of Blues
  9. O Maria
  10. Sing it Again
  11. Static