Battle for the Sun [Limited Edition]

Battle for the Sun [Limited Edition]

by Placebo
     
 

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After making a mild splash in the glam-friendly Brit-pop aftermath, Placebo pitched their music toward an appreciative cult, and Battle for the Sun, the band's sixth album and first with drummer Steve Forrest, continues the group's disaffected stance. This time, the music is given a steel-reinforcedSee more details below

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After making a mild splash in the glam-friendly Brit-pop aftermath, Placebo pitched their music toward an appreciative cult, and Battle for the Sun, the band's sixth album and first with drummer Steve Forrest, continues the group's disaffected stance. This time, the music is given a steel-reinforced production by David Bottrill, a sound that could conceivably be placed on mainstream rock radio if that format still existed, while remaining resolutely aimed at Placebo's niche audience. Certainly, a good portion of what makes Placebo a cult band is Brian Molko himself, how his enduring angst speaks directly to a small, dedicated batch of listeners, something that Molko, after a decade and a half of semi-stardom, rightly wears as a badge of honor. Yet there is increased care spent on the sound of Battle for the Sun, emphasizing how the band's sound is never unfriendly to any passing electronic fad, including the thumping rhythms, subtly churning keyboards, and clanking grind of digital distortion heard here. [A Limited Edition was also released.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/09/2009
Label:
Imports
UPC:
5051083043786
catalogNumber:
855012

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Placebo   Primary Artist
Stephen Hussey   Violin
Steve McDade   Trumpet,Piccolo
Terry Promane   Trombone
Perry White   Baritone
Helena Rathbone   Cello
Fiona Brice   Musical Direction
Ian Burdge   Cello
Valerie Etienne   Background Vocals
Deborah L. White   Violin
Gillon Cameron   Violin
Emma Owens   Viola
Lydia Northcott   Viola
John "Snakehips" Johnson   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Fiona Leggat   Viola

Technical Credits

Bill Lloyd   Guitar Techician
David Bottrill   Producer
Peter Cardinali   Horn Arrangements,Horn Conductor
Placebo   Composer
Fiona Brice   String Arrangements
Brian Molko   Composer
Dimitri Tikovoi   Producer
Steve Ludwin   Composer
Catherine Marks   Engineer
Neil Comber   Engineer
John C.F. Davis   Mastering
Jordan Page   Composer
James Brown   Engineer

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