Record Collection

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Released under the moniker Mark Ronson & the Business Int'l, DJ/songwriter/producer Mark Ronson's 2010 album Record Collection feels more like the work of an actual band, or at least a collective, and less like a DJ album of guest vocalists even though there are a plenty here. The band idea is further reinforced by the inclusion of vocalists Andrew Wyatt (Fires of Rome, Mike Snow) and Amanda Warner (MNDR) who appear throughout Record Collection. The two singers, Wyatt with his sanguine soulful croon and Warner with her robust diva wail, take the lead on several cuts and lend a more unified palette to Ronson's songs. Add to this that Ronson, who also takes to the vocal ...
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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Released under the moniker Mark Ronson & the Business Int'l, DJ/songwriter/producer Mark Ronson's 2010 album Record Collection feels more like the work of an actual band, or at least a collective, and less like a DJ album of guest vocalists even though there are a plenty here. The band idea is further reinforced by the inclusion of vocalists Andrew Wyatt (Fires of Rome, Mike Snow) and Amanda Warner (MNDR) who appear throughout Record Collection. The two singers, Wyatt with his sanguine soulful croon and Warner with her robust diva wail, take the lead on several cuts and lend a more unified palette to Ronson's songs. Add to this that Ronson, who also takes to the vocal mic on several tracks, wrote or co-wrote most of the material here. Throw in the fact that he uses actual musicians more than samples, and you have a legit work of original music that still capitalizes on Ronson's deft beat and melody mixing turntable skills. Songs like the lead-off cut "Bang Bang Bang" featuring rapper Q-Tip and Warner should appeal to fans of Ronson's funk and electronic-music DJ taste while the Afropop infused "Somebody To Love" featuring Boy George and Wyatt is a catchy, rhythmically compelling modern soul tune. Of course, you do get a few choice star cameos here from the likes of Duran Duran's Simon LeBon on the title track and reclusive neo-soul singer D'Angelo on "Glass Mountain Trust," but they simply add to the inspired and creative vibe of the album. The ultimate irony and triumph of Record Collection, is that on an album all about how Ronson's own obsessive music tastes have defined his life, we finally hear him step away from the turntable and produce one of the best albums of his career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2010
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 886977363320
  • Catalog Number: 773633

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mark Ronson and the Business Intl Primary Artist
Mark Ronson Indexed Contributor, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
Boy George Vocals
Cathy Dennis Background Vocals
D'Angelo Vocals
Simon LeBon Vocals
Q-Tip Vocals
Nick Rhodes Keyboards, Noise
Stuart Zender Bass
Ghostface Killah Vocals
Victor Axelrod Percussion, Keyboards
Andrew Wyatt Vocals
Alex Greenwald Glockenspiel, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Nick Movshon Bass, Drums
Nick Hodgson Background Vocals
Spank Rock Vocals
Homer Steinweiss Drums
Rose Elinor Dougall Vocals
Kyle Falconer Vocals
Thomas Brenneck Bass, Guitar
Theophilus London Vocals
Stevie Smith Background Vocals
Teeko Turntables
MNDR Keyboards, Vocals
Joseph Elmhirst Background Vocals
Scarlett Smith Background Vocals
The London Gay Men's Choir Choir, Chorus
Ona Ascoli Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Cathy Dennis Composer
Jim Anderson Engineer
D'Angelo Engineer
Brian Gardner Mastering
Michael Archer Composer
Rob Murray Engineer
Jonathan Pierce Composer
Dennis Coles Composer
Victor Axelrod Composer
Gerard Saint Art Direction
Charles Waller Composer
Kamaal Fareed Composer
Anthony Rossomando Composer
Andrew Wyatt Composer
Alex Greenwald Composer, Executive Producer, Whistle
Vaughan Merrick Programming, Engineer
Mark Ronson Composer, Producer, Engineer, beats
Peter Wade Keusch Composer, Engineer
Ben Kane Engineer
Nick Movshon Composer
Mat Maitland Art Direction, Images
Nick Hodgson Composer
Jason Sellards Composer
Homer Steinweiss Composer
Alexie Hay Images
Rose Elinor Dougall Composer
Jasper Goodall Images
Will Sweeney Images
Kai Fish Composer
Thomas Brenneck Composer, Engineer
N'Aeem Composer
Theophilus London Composer
Dave McCabe Composer
Joshua Blair Engineer
Keinan Warsame Composer
Dom Morley Engineer
Markus Karlsson Images
Amanda Warner Composer, Programming
Ant Acid Engineer
Dominic Treniere Executive Producer
Miguel Swartz Engineer
Juwan Hanks Composer
Jesse Auersalo Images
Richard Kylea Cowie Composer
Shimon Nolfo Composer
Tyrone Rivers Composer
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