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Album: The Seduction of Claude Debussy
Artist: Art of Noise
1999 ZTT records ltd.
CD: ztt130cd

Band members:
Lol Creme: guitar, vocals, keyboards
Anne Dudley: piano, vocals, keyboards
Trevor Horn: bass, vocals, keyboards
Paul Morley: vocals, keyboards

Additional musicians:
John Hurt: narration (1-4, 6-8, 13)
Sally Bradshaw: vocals (1-4, 8, 9, 11, 13), sampled on (10, 12)
Rakim: rapping (6, 7), sampled on (10)
Carol Kenyon: vocals (2)
Donna Lewis: vocals (3)
Fiona Copeland: vocals (1)
Earl Harvin: drums (1, 4)
Jamie Muhoberac: bass (1, 6, 8), keyboards (1, 3, 6, 8), orchestral treatments (12)
Ramon Stagnaro: acoustic guitar (1, 4, 8)
Paul Waller: drum programming (1, 6, 8), bass programming (3, 8), rhythm programming (11)
David McCracken: drum programming (1)
Henry Jackman: drum programming (2), bass programming (2)
David's Daughter: vocals (3)
Nikki Harris: vocals (3)
Stewart Levine: saxophone (3)
Alex Acuna: percussion (3, 8)
Paulinho da Costa: percussion (3, 8)
Philppa Davies: flute (4)
Tim Weidner: drum programming (4), MIDI (9)
Hassan: vocals (7)
DJ Sond: decks (7)
Dan Vickers: string pad (7)
ollie j: drum programming (10)
Lalo Creme: 303 programming (10)
Andy Richards: rhythm programming (11)

Produced by Trevor Horn
Co-producers: Henry Jackman (2), Way Out West (3), Sharktank (7), ollie j (10)
Recorded and ProTools by Tim Weidner
Mixed by Tim Weidner (1-5, 7-9, 12), Richard Lowe (6, 11, 13), Tim Wills (10)
Additional engineers: Roger Dudley, Tom Elmhirst, Andy Gallimore, Marc Lane, Richard Lowe, Michael Perfitt, Mike Ross, Tim Wills, Paul Wright
Assistant engineers: Dan Bierton, Alex Black, Andre Coulam, Matt Crawford, Andy Davies, Jamie Hart, Marc Lane, Iain Roberton, Malook Singh Kundan, Dan Vickers
Technical assistance: Justin Fraser, Alexander Areteos
Production co-ordination: Augusta Quiney, Debbie Caponetta
Mastered by Steve Marcussen, Ian Cooper
Digital editing: Don C. Tyler, Spencer Chrislu

Tracks:
1. Il Pleure (At the Turn of the Century) (8:02)
2. Born on a Sunday (4:40) [Art of Noise/Jackman]
3. Dreaming in Colour (6:43) [Art of Noise, inc. text by Paul Bourget]
4. On Being Blue (4:58) [Art of Noise, inc. text by Paul Bourget]
5. Continued in Colour (1:20)
6. Rapt: In the Evening Air (4:21) [Art of Noise/Rakim]
7. Metaforce (3:44) [Art of Noise/Rakim]
8. The Holy Egoism of Genius (7:56)
9. La Flûte de Pan (2:46)
10. Metaphor on the Floor (2:06) [Art of Noise/Rakim]
11. Approximate Mood Swing No: 2 (2:14)
12. Pause (2:30)
13. Out of This World (Version 138) (5:28)

Written by Art of Noise, except as indicated above
Music and French text extracted from works by Claude Debussy, Paul Verlaine, Charles Baudelaire, Stéphane Maliarmé, Paul Bourget, Pierre Louys
Orchestral arrangement: Anne Dudley
Rhythm arrangement: Sharktank (7)

Notes: (*****) With a reformation of most of the original Art of Noise line up (minus J. J. Jeczalik and Gary Langan, but plus recent Trevor Horn-collaborator and former 10cc-member Lol Creme), Seduction successfully updates the Art of Noise sound for a new century. (HP, 21 Oct 01)


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