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Never, Never, Land

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When the first UNKLE full-length dropped in 1998, some electronica fans were hoping that the supergroup featuring Mo' Wax founder James Lavelle and production wunderkind DJ Shadow would become to electronic music what Radiohead had become to rock: an act with commercial clout, artistic importance, and the rapt attention of music critics everywhere. Psyence Fiction instead engaged only a small coterie of curious listeners interested in the concept of epic trip-hop -- or the parade of star collaborations. UNKLE full-length number two, Never, Never, Land, finds James Lavelle with a new conspirator, singer/songwriter Richard File, a talented writer whose blasted yet sweet vocals unfortunately recall Dirty Vegas as much as Thom Yorke. Lavelle's vision for music is still in wide focus, replete with sweeping strings, driving breakbeat passages, and tender balladry (from File) as well as raging, angsty metal (from guest vocalist Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age). Massive Attack's 3D gets another chance to excoriate Blair and Bush on "Invasion," while Ian Brown shambles through another guest appearance on "Reign." Lavelle's interests and themes haven't changed drastically from Psyence Fiction, and with fewer star guests (anonymous contributions from Jarvis Cocker, Brian Eno, and Graham Gouldman notwithstanding), Never, Never, Land is a work of intense drama but little importance. [The U.S. release, which followed a year after the British, included two bonus-track remixes.]
© John Bush /TiVo

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1
Back And Forth (Album Version)
00:00:54

Unkle, MainArtist - James Lavelle, Producer, Music Production, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Richard File, ComposerLyricist - Antony Genn, ComposerLyricist - Rich File, Producer

℗ 2003 A&M Records Limited

2
Eye For An Eye (Album Version)
00:05:45

London Session Orchestra, Orchestra/Member, AssociatedPerformer - Jimmy Hogarth, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Flack, Programmer - Chris Elliott, String Arranger, Unknown, Other, AssociatedPerformer - Luke Bullen, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Barrett Strong, ComposerLyricist - Norman Whitfield, ComposerLyricist - Unkle, Producer, MainArtist - James Lavelle, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Richard File, Programmer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Antony Genn, String Arranger, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - James Asher, ComposerLyricist - Rich File, Producer - Phillip Sheppard, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Ant Genn, Producer - Craig Cameron, Programmer - Jeremy Abbiss, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2003 A&M Records Limited

3
In A State (Album Version)
00:06:57

Gavyn Wright, Orchestra - Patrick Byrne, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Jimmy Hogarth, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Howie Weinberg, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Richard Flack, Programmer - Graham Gouldman, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Chris Elliott, Orchestra, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Damian Taylor, Programmer - Jarvis Cocker, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer - Unkle, Producer, MainArtist - James Lavelle, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Cameron Craig, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Aidan Lavelle, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Richard File, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Shawn Lee, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Antony Genn, Producer, String Arranger, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mani, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Richard Barrie, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Cameli, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rich File, Producer - Richard Matthews, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Becky Byrne, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Taterson, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Wilcock, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Melissa Jacques, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2003 A&M Records Limited

4
Safe In Mind (Please Get This Gun From Out My Face) (Album Version)
00:06:19

Josh Homme, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Howie Weinberg, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Richard Flack, Programmer - Damian Taylor, Programmer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Unkle, Producer, MainArtist - TROY VAN LEEUWEN, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - James Lavelle, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Cameron Craig, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Richard File, Programmer, ComposerLyricist - Antony Genn, Producer, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Richard Barrie, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Cameli, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rich File, Producer - Richard Matthews, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Taterson, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Wilcock, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2003 A&M Records Limited

5
I Need Something Stronger (Album Version)
00:04:08

Howie Weinberg, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Richard Flack, Programmer - Brian Eno, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Damian Taylor, Programmer - Jarvis Cocker, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Unkle, Producer, MainArtist - James Lavelle, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Cameron Craig, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Richard File, Programmer, ComposerLyricist - Antony Genn, Producer, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Fiddy, ComposerLyricist - Sammy Burdson, ComposerLyricist - Richard Barrie, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Cameli, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rich File, Producer - Richard Matthews, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Taterson, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Wilcock, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2003 A&M Records Limited

6
What Are You To Me? (Album Version)
00:06:52

Howie Weinberg, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Richard Flack, Programmer - Damian Taylor, Programmer - Unkle, Producer, MainArtist - James Lavelle, Producer, Mellotron, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Cameron Craig, Mixer, Programmer, StudioPersonnel - Richard File, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Pablo Cook, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Shawn Lee, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Antony Genn, Producer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Scott Shields, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Martin Slattery, Hammond Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Barrie, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Cameli, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rich File, Producer - Richard Matthews, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Taterson, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Wilcock, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Psycho-Pab, Programmer

℗ 2003 A&M Records Limited

7
Panic Attack (Album Version)
00:05:12

Howie Weinberg, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Stephen Morris, ComposerLyricist - Richard Flack, Programmer - BERNARD SUMNER, ComposerLyricist - Ian Curtis, ComposerLyricist - PETER HOOK, ComposerLyricist - Damian Taylor, Programmer - Richard Pinhas, ComposerLyricist - Unkle, Producer, MainArtist - James Lavelle, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Cameron Craig, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Richard File, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Antony Genn, Producer, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Richard Barrie, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Cameli, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rich File, Producer - Richard Matthews, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Taterson, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Wilcock, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rose Blake, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2003 A&M Records Limited

8
Invasion (Album Version)
00:05:13

Howie Weinberg, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Richard Flack, Programmer - Damian Taylor, Programmer - Unkle, Producer, MainArtist - Robert Del Naja, Unknown, Other, ComposerLyricist - Neil Davidge, Unknown, Other, ComposerLyricist - James Lavelle, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Cameron Craig, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Richard File, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Antony Genn, Producer, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Lee Shephard, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Prime Cuts, Unknown, Other - Richard Barrie, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Cameli, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rich File, Producer - Phillip Sheppard, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Matthews, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Taterson, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Wilcock, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2003 A&M Records Limited

9
Reign (Album Version)
00:05:32

Gavyn Wright, Orchestra - Howie Weinberg, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Richard Flack, Programmer - Luke Bullen, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Damian Taylor, Programmer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Wil Malone, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Unkle, Producer, MainArtist - James Lavelle, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Ian Brown, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Cameron Craig, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Richard File, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Antony Genn, Producer, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Scott Engel, ComposerLyricist - Mani, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Richard Barrie, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Cameli, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rich File, Producer - Richard Matthews, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Taterson, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Wilcock, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Psycho-Pab, Programming, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2003 A&M Records Limited

10
Glow (Album Version)
00:04:14

Lucy Wakeford, Harp, AssociatedPerformer - Howie Weinberg, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Richard Flack, Programmer - Mark Neary, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Damian Taylor, Programmer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer - Unkle, Producer, MainArtist - Joel Cadbury, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - James Lavelle, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Cameron Craig, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Richard File, Unknown, Other, ComposerLyricist - Antony Genn, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Richard Barrie, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Cameli, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rich File, Producer - Phillip Sheppard, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Richard Matthews, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Taterson, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Wilcock, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alisdair Molloy, Glass Harmonica, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2003 A&M Records Limited

11
Inside (Album Version)
00:07:20

Howie Weinberg, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Richard Flack, Programmer - Chris Elliott, Orchestra, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Neary, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Damian Taylor, Programmer - Unkle, Producer, MainArtist - James Lavelle, Producer, Unknown, Other, ComposerLyricist - Cameron Craig, Mixer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Richard File, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Antony Genn, Orchestra, Producer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Richard Barrie, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Cameli, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rich File, Producer - Richard Matthews, Glockenspiel, Asst. Recording Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Taterson, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Wilcock, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Peace, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2003 A&M Records Limited

12
Awake The Unkind
00:04:34

Unkle, MainArtist - James Lavelle, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Richard File, ComposerLyricist - Antony Genn, ComposerLyricist - Rich File, Producer

℗ 2003 A&M Records Limited

Album Description

When the first UNKLE full-length dropped in 1998, some electronica fans were hoping that the supergroup featuring Mo' Wax founder James Lavelle and production wunderkind DJ Shadow would become to electronic music what Radiohead had become to rock: an act with commercial clout, artistic importance, and the rapt attention of music critics everywhere. Psyence Fiction instead engaged only a small coterie of curious listeners interested in the concept of epic trip-hop -- or the parade of star collaborations. UNKLE full-length number two, Never, Never, Land, finds James Lavelle with a new conspirator, singer/songwriter Richard File, a talented writer whose blasted yet sweet vocals unfortunately recall Dirty Vegas as much as Thom Yorke. Lavelle's vision for music is still in wide focus, replete with sweeping strings, driving breakbeat passages, and tender balladry (from File) as well as raging, angsty metal (from guest vocalist Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age). Massive Attack's 3D gets another chance to excoriate Blair and Bush on "Invasion," while Ian Brown shambles through another guest appearance on "Reign." Lavelle's interests and themes haven't changed drastically from Psyence Fiction, and with fewer star guests (anonymous contributions from Jarvis Cocker, Brian Eno, and Graham Gouldman notwithstanding), Never, Never, Land is a work of intense drama but little importance. [The U.S. release, which followed a year after the British, included two bonus-track remixes.]
© John Bush /TiVo

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