Annotation

Recorded at Metal Works Studios, Toronto.
Additional recording on 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13 at Assault & Battery Studios, London.
Additional recording on 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 at Strongroom Studios, London.
Strings recorded at Assault & Battery Studios, London.
Horns recorded at Metal Works Studios, Toronto.
Backing Vocals recorded at Strongroom Studios, London.
Dimitri Tikovoi appears courtesy of 140db.

Annotation last modified on 2009-06-12 16:39 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Kitty Litter
3:48
2 Ashtray Heart
3:32
3 Battle for the Sun
5:33
4 For What It’s Worth
5 2:48
5 Devil in the Details
4:29
6 Bright Lights
3:24
7 Speak in Tongues
4:06
8 The Never-Ending Why
5 3:24
9 Julien
4:43
10 Happy You’re Gone
3:51
11 Breathe Underwater
3:44
12 Come Undone
4:37
13 Kings of Medicine
5 4:14

Credits

CD 1

violin:
Natalia Bonner (violinist) (tracks 3, 9–10, 13)
Gillon Cameron (violinist) (tracks 3, 9–10, 13)
Gita Harcourt (tracks 3, 9–10, 13)
Stephen Hussey (tracks 3, 9–10, 13)
Kufu (tracks 3, 9–10, 13)
Deborah White (tracks 3, 9–10, 13)
cello:
Ian Burdge (cellist) (tracks 3, 9–10, 13)
Vicky Matthews (tracks 3, 9–10, 13)
Helen Rathbone (cellist) (tracks 3, 9–10, 13)
strings arranger:
Fiona Brice (tracks 3, 9–10, 13)
viola:
Fiona Leggat (tracks 3, 9–10, 13)
Lydia Lowndes-Northcott (tracks 3, 9–10, 13)
Emma Owens (tracks 3, 9–10, 13)
flute and tenor saxophone:
John Johnson (Canadian jazz saxophonist) (tracks 4, 8, 13)
piccolo and trumpet:
Steve McDade (trumpet player) (tracks 4, 8, 13)
baritone saxophone:
Perry White (tracks 4, 8, 13)
horn arranger:
Peter Cardinali (tracks 4, 8, 13)
trombone:
Terry Promane (tracks 4, 8, 13)
additional engineer:
Neil Comber (engineer) (track 6)
Catherine Marks (tracks 6, 11)
additional mixer:
Andy Savours (track 11)
assistant engineer:
Kevin Dietz (Recording engineer at Metalworks Studios) (tracks 1–13)
assistant mixer:
Darren Lawson (tracks 1–13)
background vocals:
Valerie Etienne (tracks 4–5, 7–9)
Hazel Fernandes (tracks 4–5, 7–9)
composer:
Steve Forrest (US drummer, member of Placebo) (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7–10, 12–13)
Bill Lloyd (english live support for Placebo) (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7–10, 12–13)
Brian Molko (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7–10, 12–13)
Stefan Olsdal (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7–10, 12–13)
conductor:
Fiona Brice (tracks 3, 9–10, 13)
Peter Cardinali (tracks 4, 8, 13)
engineer:
James Brown (indie-rock engineer James 'Razors' Brown) (tracks 1–13)
lyricist:
Steve Forrest (US drummer, member of Placebo) (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7–10, 12–13)
Bill Lloyd (english live support for Placebo) (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7–10, 12–13)
Brian Molko (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7–10, 12–13)
Stefan Olsdal (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7–10, 12–13)
mastering:
John Davis (mastering engineer at Metropolis Mastering) (tracks 1–13)
Tim Young (mastering engineer) (tracks 1–5, 7–13)
mixer:
David Bascombe (tracks 6, 8)
Alan Moulder (producer and engineer) (tracks 1–5, 7, 9–13)
performer:
Placebo (UK alternative rock band) (tracks 1–13)
producer:
David Bottrill (producer / mixer) (tracks 1–13)
Dimitri Tikovoï (track 13)
writer:
Steve Forrest (US drummer, member of Placebo) (tracks 4, 6, 11)
Bill Lloyd (english live support for Placebo) (tracks 4, 6, 11)
Steve Ludwin (track 2)
Jordan Page (track 2)
Brian Molko (tracks 2, 4, 6, 11)
Stefan Olsdal (tracks 4, 6, 11)
publisher:
BMG FM Music Limited (tracks 2, 4, 6, 11)
BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd. (not for release label use! file releases under its imprint "BMG Chrysalis") (track 2)
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (tracks 2, 2)
Copyright Control Shares (Special purpose publisher) (track 6)
Mars Music (track 6)
Neue Welt Musikverlag GmbH (2017 - present) (track 2)
Nuxx (tracks 2, 2)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (tracks 1, 1–2, 2–3, 3–4, 4–5, 5–6, 6–7, 7–8, 8–9, 9–10, 10–11, 11–12, 12–13, 13)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC (tracks 4, 6, 11)
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. (1996–present) (tracks 2, 2)
recording of:
Ashtray Heart (track 2)
Battle for the Sun (track 3)
Breathe Underwater (track 11)
Bright Lights (track 6)
Come Undone (track 12)
Happy You’re Gone (track 10)
Julien (track 9)
Kings of Medicine (track 13)
Kitty Litter (track 1)
Speak in Tongues (track 7)

Release

additional art direction: Joseph Llanes
Thom Meredith
graphic design: Morning Breath
photography: Joseph Llanes
Morning Breath
remastered versions: Battle for the Sun
ASIN: UK: B0021UDJSM [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/1831586 [info]