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Merrie Land liner notes

 

Damon Albarn (Lead Vocal & Keyboards)
Paul Simonon (Bass & Backing Vocals)
Simon Tong (Guitar
& Backing Vocals)
Tony Allen (Drums)


1. INTRODUCTION
Sample from 'A Canterbury Tale' by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

2. MERRIE LAND
Vocals, Lowrey Organ & Piano: Damon Albarn
Bass: Paul Simonon
Guitar: Simon Tong
Drums: Tony Allen
Bassoon: Gareth Humphreys
Cor Anglais & Oboe: Kate St. John
Strings: Demon Strings: Cello by Isabelle Dunn. Viola by Stella Page. Violin by Antonia Pagulatos. Violin by Kotono Sato.

3. GUN TO THE HEAD
Vocals, Lowrey Organ, Piano & Recorder: Damon Albarn
Bass & Additional Vocals: Paul Simonon
Guitar & Additional Vocals: Simon Tong
Drums: Tony Allen
Additional Vocals: Tony Visconti
Bassoon: Gareth Humphreys
Strings: Demon Strings

4. NINETEEN SEVENTEEN
Vocals, Lowrey Organ, Mellotron & Theremin: Damon Albarn
Bass & Additional Vocals: Paul Simonon
Guitar & Additional Vocals: Simon Tong
Drums: Tony Allen
Strings: Demon Strings

5. THE GREAT FIRE
Vocals, Lowrey Organ & Arp Quartet: Damon Albarn
Bass & Additional Vocals: Paul Simonon
Guitar & Additional Vocals: Simon Tong
Drums: Tony Allen

6. LADY BOSTON
Vocals, Lowrey Organ & Piano: Damon Albarn
Bass: Paul Simonon
Guitar: Simon Tong
Drums: Tony Allen
Recorder: Tony Visconti
Choir arrangements, scored & conducted on the recordings: Owain Arwel Davies, Cr y Penrhyn Musical Director
The voices of Cr y Penrhyn Bethesda (Male voice choir): John Baston, Kevin Coleman, Arfon Davies, Jonathan Farrer, Henryd Jones, Dafydd Pritchard, Raymond Roberts, Hywel Thomas, Douglas Williams, Gareth Williams, Michael Williams, Gareth W Williams, Fred Buckley, Barry Davies, Bryn Evans, Mike Evans, Humphrey Jones, John R Jones, Derek Griffiths, Elis Derbyshire, John Gwilym Owen, Tom Williams, Walter Williams, Alun Davies, Haydn Davies, Llion Derbyshire, Emyr Fn Evans, Owain Evans, Bernard Jones, Idwal Jones, Christopher Kay, Arwel Owen, Rheinallt Puw, Wyn Roberts, Caleb Rhys, Aled Williams, Gerallt Williams, Meirion Williams, Elfyn Bullock, Ieuan Hughes, Brynmor Jones, Denzii Jones, Rhys Llwyd, Dafydd Jones Morris, Maldwyn Pritchard, Derfel Roberts, Daniel LL Williams

7. DRIFTERS & TRAWLERS
Vocals, Lowrey Organ, Mellotron & Piano: Damon Albarn
Bass, Additional Vocals & Percussion: Paul Simonon
Guitar & Additional Vocals: Simon Tong
Drums: Tony Allen
Recorder: Tony Visconti
Tin Whistle
: Gerry Diver
Sample of Keith Floyd - Floyd on Hangovers.

8. THE TRUCE OF TWILIGHT
Vocals, Lowrey Organ, Mellotron, Piano & Farfisa: Damon Albarn
Bass & Additional Vocals: Paul Simonon
Guitar & Additional Vocals: Simon Tong
Drums: Tony Allen
Bassoon: Gareth Humphreys
Trumpet: Tan Tan
Saxophone
: Michael "Bammi" Rose
Trombone: Lucas Petter

9. RIBBONS
Vocals: Damon Albarn
Bass: Paul Simonon
Guitar: Simon Tong
Bassoon: Gareth Humphreys
Cor Anglais: Kate St. John
Strings: Demon Strings

10. THE LAST MAN TO LEAVE
Vocals, Lowrey Organ, Mellotron & Percussion: Damon Albarn
Bass & Additional Vocals: Paul Simonon
Guitar & Additional Vocals: Simon Tong
Drums: Tony Allen
Bassoon: Gareth Humphreys
Trumpet: Chris Storr
Strings: Demon Strings

11. THE POISON TREE
Vocals, Lowrey Organ & Piano: Damon Albarn
Bass: Paul Simonon
Guitar: Simon Tong
Drums: Tony Allen
Strings: Demon Strings

ST. GEORGE AND THE BLACKBIRD (bonus track)
Liner notes not yet available.

THE IMPERIAL (bonus track)
Liner notes not yet available.
 

All songs written by The Good, The Bad & The Queen. Lyrics by Damon Albarn.

Produced by Tony Visconti and The Good, The Bad & The Queen.

Mixed by Stephen Sedgwick at Studio 13.

All tracks engineered by Stephen Sedgwick at Studio 13, except "Lady Boston": Engineered by Stephen Sedgwick at Studio 13 and Penrhyn Castle and Garden - National Trust, Bangor, Wales.

Assisted by Samuel Egglenton and Noah Booth.

Live music co-ordination by Stuart Lowbridge.

Mastered by John Davis at Metropolis Studios.

Cover photograph of Michael Redgrave 'Dead of Night'. Courtesy of Ronald Grant Archive / Mary Evans Picture Library, C. Studio Canal Film Archive. Front and back cover photography of 'The Blitz' by Herbert Mason / Daily Mail / Solo Syndication.

Digital layout by Chris Musto. Art director: Robert Gordon McHarg III. Creative director and artwork by Paul Simonon. Foreword by Harry Enfield.

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