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Plastic Beach liner notes

 
1. ORCHESTRAL INTRO
Written by Gorillaz.
Orchestra: Sinfonia ViVA
Conductor: André de Ridder
Orchestral arrangements: André de Ridder, James Redwood
Seagulls recorded at Veolia Environmental Services Pitsea Landfill Site & a Beach in Devon.

2. WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF THE PLASTIC BEACH
Written & Performed by Gorillaz & Snoop Dogg.
Additional Drums: Gabriel Manuals Wallace

Additional Brass: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

3. WHITE FLAG
Written & Performed by Gorillaz, Bashy & Kano.
Orchestra: National Orchestra for Arabic Music
Conductor & Orchestral Arrangement: Essam Rafea
Inspiration: Wissam Khodur

4. RHINESTONE EYES
Written & Performed by Gorillaz.
Additional Drums: Gabriel Manuals Wallace
Additional Vocals: Field recording at The Shrine, Lagos, Nigeria (2008)


5. STYLO
Written & Performed by Gorillaz & Mos Def.
Featuring vocals by Bobby Womack.
Additional words adapted from Michael Horovitz's picture-poem 'A Postcard from Ireland' in 'Wordsounds & Sightlines' (2001).

6. SUPERFAST JELLYFISH
Written & Performed by Gorillaz, De La Soul & Gruff Rhys.

Featuring De La Soul.
Additional Guitar: Gruff Rhys
Additional Drums: Gabriel Manuals Wallace

Sample of Sir David Attenborough from BBC Natural World series (1996). Sperm Whales: Back from the Abyss. Contains a sample from the Swanson advertisement for frozen breakfasts sandwiches.

7. EMPIRE ANTS
Written & Performed by Gorillaz & Yukimi Nagano (Little Dragon).
Additional Keyboards: Hĺkan Wirenstrand & Fredrik Wallin (Little Dragon)
Additional Guitar: Simon Tong


8. GLITTER FREEZE
Written & Performed by Gorillaz & Mark E. Smith.
Additional Guitar: Simon Tong

9. SOME KIND OF NATURE
Written & Performed by Gorillaz & Lou Reed.
Additional Drums: Gabriel Manuals Wallace
Additional Guitar: Lou Reed
Choir: The Purple, The People, The Plastic Eating People: Wayne Hernandez / Janet Ramus / Wendi Rose / John Gibbon / Ladonna Harley-Peters / Sharlene Hector / Lucy Randell / Marion Powell / The Bullits / Yvonne Stevens aka Taka Boom / Gruff Rhys

10. ON MELANCHOLY HILL
Written & Performed by Gorillaz.

11. BROKEN
Written & Performed by Gorillaz.

12. SWEEPTAKES
Written & Performed by Gorillaz & Mos Def.
Additional Brass: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Additional Drums: Gabriel Manuals Wallace


13. PLASTIC BEACH
Written & Performed by Gorillaz.
Additional Guitar: Mick Jones
Additional Bass: Paul Simonon

14. TO BINGE
Written & Performed by Gorillaz & Yukimi Nagano (Little Dragon).
Additional Keyboards: Hĺkan Wirenstrand & Fredrik Wallin (Little Dragon)


15. CLOUD OF UNKNOWING
Written & Performed by Gorillaz.
Featuring vocals by Bobby Womack.
Additional Guitar: Simon Tong
Orchestra: Sinfonia ViVA
Conductor: André de Ridder
Orchestral arrangements: André de Ridder, James Redwood
Seagulls recorded at Veolia Environmental Services Pitsea Landfill Site & a Beach in Devon.

15. PIRATE JET
Written & Performed by Gorillaz.
Additional Drums: Gabriel Manuals Wallace
Additional Jews Harp: David Coulter

Choir: The Purple, The People, The Plastic Eating People: Wayne Hernandez / Janet Ramus / Wendi Rose / John Gibbon / Ladonna Harley-Peters / Sharlene Hector / Lucy Randell / Marion Powell / The Bullits / Yvonne Stevens aka Taka Boom / Gruff Rhys

 
All tracks produced by Gorillaz.

All tracks recorded by Jason Cox & Stephen Sedgwick. EXCEPT: Track 2: Recorded by Jason Cox, Stephen Sedgwick, Josh Shultz, Chris Jackson & Ted Chung.

Tracks 5, 9 & 12 recording assisted by Michael Makowski at Chung King Studios.

Programmed by Stephen Sedgwick at Studio 13.

Mixed by Jason Cox at Studio 13.

Mastered by Howie Weinberg at Masterdisk NY.

All tracks recorded at Studio 13. EXCEPT: Track 1: Recorded at Rolls Royce Factory Derby UK & Studio 13. Seagulls recorded at Veolia Environmental Services Pitsea Landfill Site & a Beach in Devon. Track 2: Recorded at Studio 13, Capitol Studios, Hollywood CA & Chung King Studios New York. Track 3: Recorded at Al Assad for Culture & Arts, Damascus, Syria & Studio 13. Track 4: Recorded at Studio 13 & The Shrine, Lagos, Nigeria (2008). Tracks 5, 9 & 12: Recorded at Chung King Studios New York & Studio 13. Track 13: Recorded at Rolls Royce Factory Derby UK & Studio 13. Track 15: Recorded at Chung King Studios New York, Studio 13, Rolls Royce Factory Derby UK, Veolia Environmental Services Pitsea Landfill Site & a Beach in Devon.

Artwork & Design by J.C. Hewlett & Zombie Flesh Eaters.


Bonus DVD Credits:

Filmed at: Studio 13, Chung King Studios, Rolls Royce Factory Derby UK, Asylum FX, Black Island Studios, Al Assad for Culture & Arts, Damascus, Syria. Filmed by: Seb Monk, James Coore & Gorillaz. Edited by: Seb Monk. Produced by: Zombie Flesh Eaters.

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