Record Collection

Record Collection

by Mark Ronson and the Business Intl

CD(German Import)

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Overview

Record Collection

Released under the moniker Mark Ronson & the Business Intl, 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/28/2010
Label: Imports
UPC: 0886977363320
catalogNumber: 5003336

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mark Ronson and the Business Intl   Primary Artist
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
Mark Ronson   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,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
London Gay Men's Choir   Choir, Chorus
Ona Ascoli   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Cathy Dennis   Composer
D'Angelo   Composer,Engineer
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
Jim Anderson   Engineer
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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