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All Music Guide - John Bush
The early reports on Compass trumpeted the fact that Beck was involved his credit is additional production, but Jamie Lidell is hardly a musician who needs the expertise -- he has a voice that's soulful and spirited like few in contemporary music, and his production skills were knocking out fans and critics before they even knew he could sing. If anything, the magic that Lidell & co. create on Compass is a more varied trip through music-making than on 2008's Jim. If that record could be criticized and it wasn't, not much, it could be said that Lidell and co-conspirator Mocky created an excellent soul record -- and just that. Compass is not a neo-soul record by any means. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
The early reports on Compass trumpeted the fact that Beck was involved his credit is additional production, but Jamie Lidell is hardly a musician who needs the expertise -- he has a voice that's soulful and spirited like few in contemporary music, and his production skills were knocking out fans and critics before they even knew he could sing. If anything, the magic that Lidell & co. create on Compass is a more varied trip through music-making than on 2008's Jim. If that record could be criticized and it wasn't, not much, it could be said that Lidell and co-conspirator Mocky created an excellent soul record -- and just that. Compass is not a neo-soul record by any means. Its productions crank and wheeze like Lidell's work with Super_Collider, and although there's a long list of musicians on each track -- including Feist, Nikka Costa, and Chilly Gonzalez -- the result sounds more like a pick-up session in an alleyway than a studio super-session. Lidell's also grown as a songwriter, creating introspective material on "Completely Exposed" and virtually the entire second half of the album that goes well beyond what he was capable of earlier. As on any good Beck record, Compass finds time for everything from R&B to hard rock to the type of gut-bucket experimental rock that Tom Waits would be proud of. The big difference is in the vocal performances. It's clear that Lidell is wearing his heart on his sleeve here, and we see a portrait of a person, not a personality.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/18/2010
  • Label: Warp Records
  • UPC: 801061019228
  • Catalog Number: 10192
  • Sales rank: 362,526

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Completely Exposed (3:24)
  2. 2 Your Sweet Boom (3:13)
  3. 3 She Needs Me (5:55)
  4. 4 I Wanna Be Your Telephone (3:29)
  5. 5 Enough's Enough (2:55)
  6. 6 The Ring (3:44)
  7. 7 You Are Waking (3:42)
  8. 8 I Can Love Again (2:10)
  9. 9 It's a Kiss (3:47)
  10. 10 Compass (5:33)
  11. 11 Gypsy Blood (2:16)
  12. 12 Coma Chameleon (3:20)
  13. 13 Big Drift (4:45)
  14. 14 You Are My Light (2:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jamie Lidell Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Cello, Drums, Tambourine, Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping, Prophet Synthesizer, Beat Box
Mike O'Brien Guitar
Beck Guitar, Background Vocals
James Gadson Percussion, Drums
David Ralicke Trombone, Saxophone
Justin Stanley Bass, Percussion, Drums
Dan Rothchild Bass
Pat Sansone Bass, Percussion, Celeste, Gong, Background Vocals, Mallets, Mellotron, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer
Bryden Baird Percussion, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Horn, French Horn, Hand Clapping, Shaker
Jesse Baird Percussion, Drums, Hand Clapping
Smax Synthesizer
Nikka Costa Background Vocals
Matt Demeritt Tenor Saxophone
Leslie Feist Percussion, Background Vocals, Shouts
Brian Lebarton Synthesizer, Percussion, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Electric Drums, Shouts
Daniel Raymond Gahn Drums
Daniel Rossen Guitar
Carlin Nicholson Bass
Chris Taylor Synthesizer, Bass, Flute, Guitar, Percussion, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone, Background Vocals, Woodwind, Hand Clapping
Chris Bautista Trumpet
Lindsey Rome Percussion, Background Vocals
Chris Bear Percussion, Drums, Tambourine
Daniel Rassen Organ, Guitar
Chilly Gonzales Piano
Technical Credits
Beck Composer
Jamie Lidell Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum machine, Vocal Effect, Electronic Treatments
Drew Brown Engineer
Darrell Thorp Engineer
Jesse Baird Drum Fills
Dean Nelson Engineer
Patrick Sansone Engineer
Feist Composer
Robbie Lackritz Engineer, Additional Production
Snax Composer
Chris Taylor Engineer, Additional Production
Lindsey Rome Artwork, Additional Production
Rashad Becker Mastering
Beck Hansen Composer, Additional Production
Chilly Gonzales Engineer
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