United Nations of Sound

United Nations of Sound

by Richard Ashcroft

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United Nations of Sound

Richard Ashcroft is the essence of Brit Cool. Like Syd Barrett or Nick Drake before him, Pete Doherty and Alex Turner after him, Ashcroft is one of those rarified rock eccentrics; the type of visionary spirit that’s one of England’s greatest musical exports.

As the frontman of The Verve, Ashcroft was the signature voice of 1990s English pop music. The band’s global megahit “Bittersweet Symphony” - which Chris Martin famously called “the best song ever written, sung by the best singer in the world” - made them stars in the States and heroes at home.

He’s played Saturday Night Live, graced the cover of Rolling Stone, been nominated for VMAs, Grammys, and The Mercury Prize, but he’s never made a soul record with a hotshot hip-hop producer and venerated Motown greats, until now.

In 2009, Ashcroft disbanded The Verve and focused on writing songs inspired by his love of soul, funk and gospel. The result is his first solo album in four years, United Nations Of Sound. -- From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 03/22/2011
Label: Razor & Tie
UPC: 0793018312523
catalogNumber: 83125

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Richard Ashcroft   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Tim Bran   Piano
Benjamin F. Wright   Strings
Kevin Randolph   Keyboards
Derrick Wright   Drums
Steve Wyreman   Guitar
Kaye Fox   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

John Lee Hooker   Composer
Robin Gibb   Composer
Richard Ashcroft   Composer,Producer,beats
Tim Bran   Producer
Benjamin F. Wright   String Arrangements
Jazz Summers   Management
Tim Parry   Management
Kevin Randolph   Additional Production
Jesse Gladstone   Engineer
Rob Kinelski   Engineer
D. Axelrod   Composer
K. Randolph   Composer
Chris Potter   Vocal Producer
David Hughes   Cover Photo

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