Annotation

Tri-fold vinyl packaging, containing 2 x heavyweight opaque red vinyl, CD and DVD, plus 2 exclusive litho art prints.
Includes a unique code to download the HD 96/24 FLAC and 320kbp/s MP3 versions of the digital album.

Mastered by Giovanni Versari, La Maesta Mastering Tredozio (FC)
"Dead Inside" mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering
Vinyl half speed mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering

Annotation last modified on 2015-08-08 21:18 UTC.

Tracklist

12" Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
A1 Dead Inside 3 4:23
A2 [Drill Sergeant] 1 0:21
A3 Psycho 4.65 5:17
A4 Mercy 3 3:52
B1 Reapers 3 6:00
B2 The Handler 4.5 4:34
12" Vinyl 2
# Title Rating Length
C1 [JFK] 1 0:55
C2 Defector 3 4:33
C3 Revolt 3 4:06
C4 Aftermath 2 5:48
D1 The Globalist 3 10:07
D2 Drones 2 2:50
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Dead Inside 3 4:24
2 [Drill Sergeant] 1 0:21
3 Psycho 4.65 5:17
4 Mercy 3 3:52
5 Reapers 3 6:00
6 The Handler 4.5 4:34
7 [JFK] 1 0:55
8 Defector 3 4:33
9 Revolt 3 4:06
10 Aftermath 2 5:48
11 The Globalist 3 10:07
12 Drones 2 2:52
DVD-Video 4
# Title Rating Length
1 Psycho (live at Glasgow Barrowland) 5:44
2 Dead Inside (live at Brighton Dome) 4:38
3 The Handler (soundcheck, Exeter Great Hall) 4:45
4 Reapers (live at Exeter Great Hall) 6:18
5 Bonus Studio Footage 9:59

Credits

12" Vinyl 1

Hammond organ:
Matthew Bellamy (track A3)
drums (drum set):
Dominic Howard (tracks A1, A3–B2)
bass guitar:
Christopher Wolstenholme (tracks A1, A3–B2)
synthesizer:
Matthew Bellamy (track A1)
guitar:
Matthew Bellamy (tracks A1, A3–B2)
keyboard:
Matthew Bellamy (track A4)
additional engineer:
Adam Greenholtz (tracks A1–B2)
additional producer:
Tommaso Colliva (tracks A1–B2)
Rich Costey (tracks A1–B2)
additional programming:
Olle "Sven" Romo (tracks A1–B2)
assistant engineer:
Tom Bailey (engineer) (tracks A1–B2)
Jacopo Dorici (engineer) (track A1)
Eric Mosher (engineer) (tracks A1–B2)
John Prestage (engineer) (tracks A1–B2)
Giuseppe Salvadori (engineer) (tracks A1–B2)
assistant mixer:
Mario Borgatta (engineer) (tracks A1–B2)
Martin Cooke (engineer) (tracks A1–B2)
Nick Fourier (engineer) (tracks A1–B2)
composer:
Matthew Bellamy (tracks A1, A3–B2)
engineer:
Tommaso Colliva (tracks A1–B2)
lead vocals:
Matthew Bellamy (tracks A1, A3–B2)
lyricist:
Matthew Bellamy (tracks A1, A3–B2)
mixer:
Rich Costey (tracks A1–B2)
phonographic copyright by:
Muse (UK rock band) (2015) (tracks A1–B2)
producer:
Robert John “Mutt” Lange (tracks A1–B2)
Muse (UK rock band) (tracks A1–B2)
recording engineer:
Durand Trench (sound engineer) (tracks A2–A3)
spoken vocals [drill sergeant]:
Will Leon Thompson (tracks A2–A3)
spoken vocals [recruit]:
Michael Shiloah (tracks A2–A3)
publisher:
Loosechord Limited (PRS) (tracks A1, A3–B2)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (tracks A4–B2)
mixed at:
AIR Studios (Lyndhurst Hall 1991–present) in Hampstead, Camden, London, England, United Kingdom (tracks A1–B2)
recorded at:
recording of:
Dead Inside (track A1)
Mercy (track A4)
Psycho (track A3)
Reapers (track B1)
The Handler (track B2)

12" Vinyl 2

Hammond organ:
Matthew Bellamy (track D1)
drums (drum set):
Dominic Howard (tracks C2–D1)
bass guitar:
Christopher Wolstenholme (tracks C2–D1)
guitar:
Matthew Bellamy (tracks C2–D1)
piano:
Matthew Bellamy (track D1)
additional background vocals:
additional engineer:
Adam Greenholtz (tracks C1–D2)
additional producer:
Tommaso Colliva (tracks C1–D2)
Rich Costey (tracks C1–D2)
additional programming:
Olle "Sven" Romo (tracks C1–D2)
arranger:
Matthew Bellamy (tracks D1–D2)
assistant engineer:
Tom Bailey (engineer) (tracks C1–D2)
Eric Mosher (engineer) (tracks C1–D2)
John Prestage (engineer) (tracks C1–D2)
Giuseppe Salvadori (engineer) (tracks C1–D2)
assistant mixer:
Mario Borgatta (engineer) (tracks C1–D2)
Martin Cooke (engineer) (tracks C1–D2)
Nick Fourier (engineer) (tracks C1–D2)
composer:
Matthew Bellamy (tracks C2–D1)
engineer:
Tommaso Colliva (tracks C1–D2)
lead vocals:
Matthew Bellamy (tracks C2–D2)
lyricist:
Matthew Bellamy (tracks C2–D2)
mixer:
Rich Costey (tracks C1–D2)
orchestra:
EdoDea ensemble (tracks C4–D1)
phonographic copyright by:
Muse (UK rock band) (2015) (tracks C1–D2)
producer:
Robert John “Mutt” Lange (tracks C1–D2)
Muse (UK rock band) (tracks C1–D2)
spoken vocals:
John F. Kennedy (track C1)
publisher:
Loosechord Limited (PRS) (tracks C2–D2)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (tracks C2–D2)
mixed at:
AIR Studios (Lyndhurst Hall 1991–present) in Hampstead, Camden, London, England, United Kingdom (tracks C1–D2)
recorded at:
samples:
The President and the Press (live, 1961-04-27: before The American Newspaper Publishers Association) by John F. Kennedy (spoken vocals) (track C1)
is based on:
recording of:
Aftermath (Muse) (track C4)
Defector (track C2)
Drones (track D2)
Revolt (track C3)
The Globalist (track D1)

CD 3

Hammond organ:
Matthew Bellamy (tracks 3, 11)
drums (drum set):
Dominic Howard (tracks 1, 3–6, 8–11)
bass guitar:
Christopher Wolstenholme (tracks 1, 3–6, 8–11)
synthesizer:
Matthew Bellamy (track 1)
guitar:
Matthew Bellamy (tracks 1, 3–6, 8–11)
keyboard:
Matthew Bellamy (track 4)
piano:
Matthew Bellamy (track 11)
additional background vocals:
additional engineer:
Adam Greenholtz (tracks 1–12)
additional producer:
Tommaso Colliva (tracks 1–12)
Rich Costey (tracks 1–12)
additional programming:
Olle "Sven" Romo (tracks 1–12)
arranger:
Matthew Bellamy (tracks 11–12)
assistant engineer:
Tom Bailey (engineer) (tracks 1–12)
Jacopo Dorici (engineer) (track 1)
Eric Mosher (engineer) (tracks 1–12)
John Prestage (engineer) (tracks 1–12)
Giuseppe Salvadori (engineer) (tracks 1–12)
assistant mixer:
Mario Borgatta (engineer) (tracks 1–12)
Martin Cooke (engineer) (tracks 1–12)
Nick Fourier (engineer) (tracks 1–12)
composer:
Matthew Bellamy (tracks 1, 3–6, 8–11)
engineer:
Tommaso Colliva (tracks 1–12)
lead vocals:
Matthew Bellamy (tracks 1, 3–6, 8–12)
lyricist:
Matthew Bellamy (tracks 1, 3–6, 8–12)
mixer:
Rich Costey (tracks 1–12)
orchestra:
EdoDea ensemble (tracks 10–11)
phonographic copyright by:
Muse (UK rock band) (2015) (tracks 1–12)
producer:
Muse (UK rock band) (tracks 1–12)
recording engineer:
Durand Trench (sound engineer) (tracks 2–3)
spoken vocals:
John F. Kennedy (track 7)
spoken vocals [drill sergeant]:
Will Leon Thompson (tracks 2–3)
spoken vocals [recruit]:
Michael Shiloah (tracks 2–3)
publisher:
Loosechord Limited (PRS) (tracks 1, 3–6, 8–12)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (tracks 4–6, 8–12)
mixed at:
AIR Studios (Lyndhurst Hall 1991–present) in Hampstead, Camden, London, England, United Kingdom (tracks 1–12)
recorded at:
samples:
The President and the Press (live, 1961-04-27: before The American Newspaper Publishers Association) by John F. Kennedy (spoken vocals) (track 7)
is based on:
recording of:
Aftermath (Muse) (track 10)
Dead Inside (track 1)
Defector (track 8)
Drones (track 12)
Mercy (track 4)
Psycho (track 3)
Reapers (track 5)
Revolt (track 9)
The Globalist (track 11)
The Handler (track 6)

DVD-Video 4

drums (drum set):
Dominic Howard (tracks 1–4)
bass guitar:
Christopher Wolstenholme (tracks 1–4)
synthesizer:
Morgan Nicholls (tracks 2, 4)
guitar:
Matthew Bellamy (tracks 1–4)
additional audio engineer:
Giovanni Versari (mastering engineer) (tracks 1–4)
additional mixer:
Tommaso Colliva (track 5)
arranger:
Matthew Bellamy (track 5)
audio engineer:
Marc Carolan (tracks 1–4)
composer:
Matthew Bellamy (tracks 1–5, 5)
editor:
Freddie Barrie (tracks 1–4)
Jamie Carter (video) (tracks 1–4)
Tom Kirk (track 5)
Luke Thomas (video) (tracks 1–4)
lead vocals:
Matthew Bellamy (tracks 1–4)
lyricist:
Matthew Bellamy (tracks 1–5, 5)
miscellaneous support:
Freddie Barrie (tracks 1–4)
Jamie Carter (video) (tracks 1–4)
Tom Kirk (tracks 1–5)
Katia Kush (tracks 1–4)
Luke Thomas (video) (tracks 1–4)
mixer:
Marc Carolan (tracks 1–4)
producer:
Tom Kirk (tracks 1–4)
spoken vocals [drill sergeant]:
Will Leon Thompson (track 1)
spoken vocals [recruit]:
Michael Shiloah (track 1)
publisher:
Loosechord Limited (PRS) (tracks 1–5, 5)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (tracks 3–5, 5)
is based on:
live recording of:
Psycho (2015-03-16) (track 1)
Reapers (2015-03-20) (track 4)
The Handler (2015-03-20) (track 3)
Dead Inside (2015-03-23) (track 2)
partial instrumental recording of:
Defector (track 5)
The Globalist (track 5)

Release

mastering:Matt Colton (UK mastering engineer)
Bob Ludwig (mastering engineer)
Giovanni Versari (mastering engineer)
copyrighted by:Muse (UK rock band) (in 2015)
licensed to:Warner Music UK Ltd. (not for release label use!)
mastered at:Alchemy Mastering in London, England, United Kingdom
Gateway Mastering Studios in Portland, Maine, United States
La Maestà Mastering in Tredozio, Forlì-Cesena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/release/7089392 [info]
ASIN:DE: B00UNH89AS [info]
purchase for mail-order:http://store.muse.mu/drones-deluxe-edition.html [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/release/mr0004399705 [info]