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On November 9, 1998.

On November 9, 1998, “Century Media Records” label released “How to Measure a Planet?”, the fifth Gathering studio album. It was recorded July – October 1998, at “Bauwhaus Studios” in Amsterdam, “Wisseloord Studios” in Hilversum, Netherlands, and was produced by Attie Bauw.

Personnel:

  • Anneke van Giersbergen – lead vocals, guitars
  • René Rutten – guitars, didgeridoo, theremin
  • Frank Boeijen – keyboards
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs – bass
  • Hans Rutten – drums
  • Attie Bauw – percussion, arrangements, programming, engineer, mixing
  • Chris Blair – mastering

All lyrics by Anneke van Giersbergen, music as noted.

  1. Frail (You Might as Well Be Me) – René Rutten, Frank Boeijen
  2. Great Ocean Road –  René Rutten, Hugo Prinsen Geerligs
  3. Rescue Me – René Rutten
  4. My Electricity – Anneke Van Giersbergen
  5. Liberty Bell –  René Rutten
  6. Red Is a Slow Colour – René Rutten
  7. The Big Sleep – Frank Boeijen
  8. Marooned – René Rutten
  9. Travel – René Rutten, Frank Boeijen

On April 2, 2009.

On April 2, 2009, “The Echo Label” and “Parlaphone” labels released “Two Suns”, the second Bat for Lashes (Natasha Khan) studio album. It was recorded 2008 – 2009 in California, New York City, London, Brighton and Wales,  and was produced by Natasha Khan and David Kosten.

Personnel:

  • Natasha Khan– lead and backing vocals, synths, drum programming, guitar, piano,harmonium, hands, percussion, string machine, drums, bass synth, vibraphone, organ, engineering, art direction, booklet artwork, concept
  • Ben Christophers– Marxophone, pianochord, synths, guitar, phonofiddle
  • Caroline Weeks – backing vocals, synths, bells, flute, handclaps, percussion
  • Kath Mann – backing vocals, saw, violin, viola
  • Alex Thomas– drums, percussion, timpani
  • David Kosten– drum programming, synths, percussion, synth drone, toms, fingers
  • Abi Fry– viola
  • Adem– sampled wine glasses
  • Ira Wolf Tuton– bass
  • Chris Keating– drum programming
  • Devin Maxwell – timpani
  • Devon Dunaway – backing vocals
  • Robert Roseberry Jr. – backing vocals
  • David Kosten – engineering, mixing
  • David Wrench– engineering
  • Mark Eastwood – mixing assistance
  • Brian Thorn – engineering assistance
  • Mike Nesci – engineering
  • Matt Boynton – engineering
  • Tim Bader – engineering assistance
  • Tom Asselin – engineering
  • Matt Lawrence – vocal recording (Scott Walker’s vocals)
  • David Benjamin Sherry– cover photography
  • Tony Hornecker – set desig
  • Andrew Murabito – graphic design
  • Dan Sanders – photographic production 

Track listing:

All tracks are written by Natasha Khan, except where noted.

  1. Glass
  2. Sleep Alone
  3. Moon and Moon
  4. Daniel
  5. Peace of Mind
  6. Siren Song
  7. Pearl’s Dream
  8. Good Love
  9. Two Planets
  10. Travelling Woman
  11. The Big Sleep