Sunday, July 1, 2012

Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams - Escapology
Chrysalis 7243 5805792 8 (2002) - UK CD
Virgin 72435 81777 2 5 (2003) - US CD - US release with 3 alternate tracks and different track order

UK CD track list

1 - How Peculiar
2 - Feel
3 - Something Beautiful
4 - Monsoon
5 - Sexed Up
6 - Love Somebody
7 - Revolution*
8 - Handsome Man
9 - Come Undone
10 - Me & My Monkey
11 - Song 3
12 - Hot Fudge
13 - Cursed
14 - Nan's Song
15 - Save The Children - hidden track (same as US14) - see below
16 - I Tried Love - hidden track

US CD track list

US1 - Feel
US2 - Monsoon
US3 - Sexed Up
US4 - Get a Little High
US5 - Come Undone
US6 - Something Beautiful
US7 - Love Somebody
US8 - Revolution*
US9 - How Peculiar
US10 - One Fine Day
US11 - Me and My Monkey
US12 - Handsome Man
US13 - Nan's Song
US14 - How Peculiar (Reprise)

Notes: 1) CD was released in 2003 in a different version for the US market. Track order has been changed; tracks 11, 12, 13 and 16 have been removed; tracks US4 and US10 have been added; track 15 has been ‘revealed’ and renamed as “How Peculiar (Reprise)”. 2) Above picture was taken from UK release. Following credits were taken both from UK and US version. See bottom of entry for picture of US release. 3) No arrangement credits are provided by UK release about track 9 (“Come Undone”). US release credits Boots Ottestad as the arranger. 4) US release credits Dan Porter as assistant mix engineer for track US5 (“Come Undone”). 5) US release credits John Paterno as engineer for track US8 (“Revolution”). 6) Producer and engineer credits for US release are more detailed than for UK counterpart. Since versions of shared songs appear to be the same for both UK and US releases, these credits apply also to UK release, but with sometimes different track # identifier. 7) Mixing location credits for shared tracks 2/US1 and 9/US5 differ between the two releases. 8) Oddly enough, according to credits, UK version was mastered in the US and US version was mastered in the UK (…no, I have not mixed up the credits myself…) (see below). 9) According to web sources there exist some more versions of this CD on the foreign market: an Asian release on EMI RW 9787-7930229-4 (2002) has same track order as UK version minus track 5 (“Sexed Up”). An alternate Asian release on EMI 7243-580579-28 has same UK track order and content. A Japan release on Toshiba EMI TOCP 66132 (2003) has same UK track order and content but comes packaged as a box-CD with alternate picture sleeve case. Whether any of these comes with any of the original hidden tracks is unbeknownst to me.

UK CD Release Credits

Robbie Williams - Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Lo Seratonin (only UK)
Leland Sklar - Bass Guitar (7, US8)*
Phil Spalding - Bass, Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals
Yolanda Charles - Bass Guitar
Jeremy Stacey - Drums
Steve Ferrone - Drums (7, US8)
Jony Rockstar - Drum Loop
Richard Flack - Drum Loop
Chris Sharrock - Drum Loop (only UK)
Guy Chambers - Acoustic Guitars, Fuzz Guitar, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Bass Synthesizer, Piano, Wurlitzer, Hammond Organ, Baldwin Harpsichord, Farfisa
Gary Nuttall - Rhythm Guitar, Picky Guitar, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
Neil Taylor - Slide Guitar, Electric Guitar, 12-String Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar (only UK)
Fil Eisler - Slide Guitar
Phil Palmer - Acoustic Guitar, Spanish Guitar
Waddy Wachtel - Electric Guitar
Grant Geissman - Acoustic Guitar
Dave Catlin-Birch - Acoustic Guitar
Melvin Duffy - Pedal Steel Guitar
Greg Leisz - Pedal Steel Guitar
Dave Clayton - Synthesizers, Sound Effects
Andy Wallace - Piano, Hammond Organ
Jim Cox - Piano, Hammond Organ, Clavinet
Boots Ottestad - Keyboards
Daniel Pierre - Keyboards, Piano
London Session Orchestra - Orchestra
Joel Derouin - Strings
John Wittenberg - Strings
Becky Bunnell - Strings
Norm Hughes - Strings
Eve Butler - Strings
Tiffany Hu - Strings
Ed Stein - Strings
Maria Newman - Strings
Gina Dorman - Strings
Nancy Roth - Strings
Carole Castillo - Strings
Larry Corbett - Strings
Dan Smith - Strings
Bryony Rump - Cello
Dave Bishop - Brass
Simon Gardner - Brass, Trumpet
Neil Sidwell - Brass
Steve Sidwell - Brass, Trumpet
Wayne Bergeron - Trumpet
Eric Marienthal - Tenor Sax
Luis Jardim - Percussion
Alex Acuna - Percussion
Rose Stone - Lead Vocal, Gospel Choir
Zenia Santini - Sex Mouth, Backing Vocal
Katie Kissoon - Backing Vocal (as Katie Kasson)
Tessa Niles - Backing Vocal
Claire Worrall - Backing Vocal
Paul Williams - Backing Vocals
Michelle Escoffery - Backing Vocal
Josefin Glenmark - Backing Vocal (only UK)

Produced by Guy Chambers and Steve Power
Arranged by Guy Chambers (except “Come Undone”)

Anne Skates - Gospel Choir Director (2)
Guy Chambers - London Session Orchestra Arrangements (2, 6, 14)
Nick Ingman - London Session Orchestra Arrangements (2, 3, 6, 14)
Sally Herbert - London Session Orchestra Arrangements (2, 5, 9, 13)
Sid Page - Strings Concert Master (7, US8)
Gavin Wright - London Session Orchestra Leader
Dan Savant - US Musicians Contractor (on behalf of Savant Productions Inc.)
Isobel Griffiths Ltd. - London Session Orchestra Contractor

Richard Flack - Engineer, Programming
Steve Price - Orchestral Engineer (Angel Studios)
Steve Power - Mix Engineer
Jim Brumby - Additional Engineering, Programming
Chris Barrett - Assistant Engineer (Air Lyndhurst Recording Studios)
John Morical - Assistant Engineer (Conway Recording Studios)
Yen-Hue Tan - Assistant Engineer (Record Plant)
Christene Sirois - Assistant Engineer (O’Henry Sound Recording Studio)
Tim Lauber - Assistant Engineer (O’Henry Sound Recording Studio)
Tom Jenkins - Assistant Orchestral Engineer (Angel Studios)
J.D. Andrew - Assistant Mix Engineer

Recording Studios:
Capitol Recording Studios, Los Angeles
Conway Studios, Los Angeles
O’Henry Sound Studios, Los Angeles
Air Lyndhurst Recording Studios, London
Angel Recording Studios, London
Mayfair Recording Studios, London
Tower of Power Studios, London

Mixing Studio:
The Record Plant, Los Angeles

Steve Marcussen - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Marcussen Mastering, Los Angeles

Dylan Chambers - Album Co-ordinator
Louise Jeremy - Album Co-ordinator
Chris Briggs - A&R
Management: ie Music Ltd.

Luis Sanchis - Cover Photography, Back Cover Photography, Booklet Photography (pages 21, 22, 23)
Hamish Brown - Booklet Photography (except pages 21, 22, 23)
Tom Hingston Studio - Design, Art Direction

US CD Release Additional and Alternate Credits

Chris Sharrock - Drums
Boots Ottestad - Electric Guitar, Backing Vocal
Claire Worrall - Piano, Hammond Organ, Mellotron
Arne Hovda - Keyboards
Dave Stewart - Keyboards
Andy Duncan - Percussion

Produced by Guy Chambers and Steve Power (US1, US2, US3, US6, US7, US8, US9, US11, US12, US13, US14)
Produced by Steve Power (US4)
Produced by Steve Power from an original production by Guy Chambers/Steve Power (US5)
Produced by Boots Ottestad (US10)

Richard Flack - Engineer (US1, US2, US3, US4, US5, US6, US7, US9, US10, US11, US12, US13, US14), Additional Engineering (US4), Programming
John Paterno - Engineer (US8)
Jim Brumby - Engineering (US4), Programming, Additional Engineering
J.D. Andrew - Assistant Mix Engineer (US2, US3, US6, US7, US8, US9, US11, US12, US 13, US14)
Dan Porter - Assistant Mix Engineer (US4, US5)
Chris Barrett - Assistant Mix Engineer (US1, US10)

Recording Studio:
Townhouse Recording Studios, London (added to previous recording locations)

Mixing Studios:
The Record Plant, Los Angeles (US2, US3, US6, US7, US8, US9, US11, US12, US13, US14)
Townhouse Recording Studios, London (US4, US5)
Air Lyndhurst Recording Studios, London (US1, US10)

Tony Cousins - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Metropolis Mastering, London

“Escapology” - US release - front inlay

Robbie Williams
Guy Chambers
A. Deevoy
A. Hamilton
Boots Ottestad
Daniel Pierre

source/pics: my records
Asia/Japan catalog #s and track lists: the web

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