Desert Sessions* ‎– Desert Sessions Vol. 11 & 12

Matador ‎– OLE-1488-LP, Rekords Rekords ‎– OLE-1488-LP
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition

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11: Arrivederci Despair
A1 Move Together
Backing Vocals – Jake ShearsBacking Vocals, Tom Tom [Gypsy Marching Tom] – Mike KerrGuitar [R Side Guitar], Other [Finger Picking Stuff], Other [End Lick Harmony], Backing Vocals, Tom Tom [Gypsy Marching Tom] – Matt "S Dawg" Sweeney*Music By – Matt SweeneyMusic By, Bass Guitar [Thee Bass Guitar] – Les ClaypoolMusic By, Drums, Other [Drum Drone Factory Worker #1], Backing Vocals, Synth [4 Hand Boop Boop], Tom Tom [Gypsy Marching Toms] – Carla AzarMusic By, Guitar [L Side Guitar], Other [Loopit Stupid Box], Backing Vocals, Harmony Vocals, Other [Whiskey Bottle Dropper & Mr. Walker Offer], Tom Tom [Gypsy Marching Tom], Other [Digital Black], Other [End Guitar Lick], Guitar [Additional Guit Whales] – Joshua Homme*Music By, Other [Drum Drone Factory Worker #2], Chimes [Stand Up], Other [Room Service Trays], Synth [4 Hand Boop Boop], Tom Tom [Gypsy Marching Toms], Drums [Linn Drum], Electric Piano [Wurlitzer] – Stella MozgawaOther [Turned On & Passed JHo The Loopit Stupid Box] – Dave Catching*Words By, Lead Vocals – Billy F Gibbons*
A2 Noses In Roses Forever
Bass, Other [Divebomb], Other [Endless Bottles Of Wine] – Les*Drums, Tom Tom [Toms & Then, Even More Toms] – Stella*Guitar [Right Side Guitar], Baritone Guitar, Percussion [Clapper], Backing Vocals, Guitar [Bo Diddley Guitar], Lead Guitar [That 1st guitar lead thing], Guitar [Bo Diddley Lead Harmony Guitar] – Matt*Lead Guitar [That Backwards 3rd Lead Guitar Thing] – Billy G.*Lead Vocals, Guitar [Left Side Guitar], Bass [Some], Lead Guitar [That 2nd Guitar Lead Thing], Other [Wah Wah Stuff], Backing Vocals, Guitar [Bo Diddley Guitar], Guitar [Bo Diddley Lead Guitar & uhhh...just a bunch of other guitar stuff really] – Joshua*Music By – Matt SweeneyWords By, Music By – Joshua Homme*
A3 Far East For The Trees
Acoustic Guitar [Acoustic], Fiddle [Cig Fiddle], Dobro, Electric Guitar [All Electric Guitar Lines 'n shit], Clavinet, Tenor Guitar, Piano – Homjo*Acoustic Guitar [Thix Thstring Acoustic] – Sneews*Bass [Bizase] – Lay Clespool*Drums [A Child's Drum Kit], Percussion [Percussionings] – Alrac Raza*Music By – Carla Azar, Joshua Homme*, Les Claypool, Stella MozgawaSynth [Boodelly Boop Magic Space Synth] – STELLA!*
A4 If You Run
Acoustic Guitar [Acoustic Guitfiddle], Electric Guitar [Electric Plucking Picker Guitar], Tom Tom [Gypsy Marching Toms], Vocals [Spooky Child Choir Vox] – Mattias Sweeney*Bass, Tom Tom [Gypsy Marching Toms], Vocals [Spooky Child Choir Vox] – Mike "Devil May" Kerr*Drums, Tom Tom [Gypsy Marching Toms], Shaker [Shakerz], Vocals [Spooky Child Choir Vox] – Carla Azzaaaa*Lead Guitar [Lead Guitar Leads], Guitar [Whale Sounding Guit Things], Tom Tom [Gypsy Marching Toms], Vocals [Spooky Child Choir Vox], Harmony Vocals, Synthesizer [Roland] – Joshy*Words By, Music By – Joshua Homme*, Matt SweeneyWords By, Music By, Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals, Vocals [Spooky Child Choir Vox] – Libby Grace
12: Tightwads & Nitwits & Critics & Heels
B1 Crucifire
Drums, Synth [Synth Lines] – Carlazar*Guitar [Guitar L], Bass, Other [China], Cowbell [Bell Of Cow From Linn] – Jho*Guitar [Guitar R] – Sween Dog*Lead Vocals – Michael "Devil May Not" Kerr*Vocals [Chorus Counter Vox], Other [Super High End Note] – Jakey Shearsy*Words By – Jake Shears, Mike KerrWords By, Music By – Joshua Homme*, Matt Sweeney
B2 Chic Tweetz
Backing Vocals – Jake ShearsLyrics By – Töôrnst HülpftMusic By, Drums, Cowbell – Stella MozgawaMusic By, Guitar – Joshua Homme*Music By, Lyrics By [Inner Monologue] – Matt Berry (3)Organ [Visionary Sonic Midwife, Who Births Soundscapes From Another Dimension, The Lovingly Guides Their Graceful Fall To Earth Atop The Gentle Whisper Of His Pulsating, Ancient Organ (Vox Continental Organ)], Vocals [Inner Monologue] – Matt Berry (3)Vocals – Töôrnst Hülpft
B3 Something You Can’t See
Acoustic Guitar [Acoustic Guitfiddle], Backing Vocals [Bridge Backups] – Mikelton Kerringberg*Drums [Drummies], Steel Drums – Carlazbeth Azarable*Electric Guitar [R Side Electric Guitfiddle] – Mattathon Sweenshirt*Harmony Vocals [Ch Harmony Vox], Electric Guitar [L Side Electric Guitfiddle], Lead Guitar, Bass – Josheldrew Hommenton*Lead Vocals – Jakelby Shearsenbuff*Music By – Carla AzarWords By – Dave Catching*Words By, Music By – Jake Shears, Matt Sweeney, Mike Kerr
B4 Easier Said Than Done
Electric Guitar [Ending Electric Picking Twanger Guitfiddle], Backing Vocals – Matthew S*Harmony Vocals, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Jake S*Lead Vocals, Piano [Accent Piano], Synthesizer [Synthszs], Handclaps [Little Tiny Baby Claps] – Joshua H*Music By – Carla AzarPercussion [Rolling Brushes], Other [Human Loop], Drums [So Sick Drums], Handclaps [Little Tiny Baby Claps], Percussion [Hi Hat Accent Type Stuff] – Carla A*Piano [Main], Electric Piano [Wurlitzer], Guitar [R Side Guitar Line], Guitar [Guitar Harmony Bit At The End], Harmony Vocals [End Harmony Vox], Backing Vocals – Michael K*Synth [Synthical Outlook In The End Bit] – D Catching*Words By, Music By – Joshua Homme*

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Limited edition first vinyl pressing includes a one of a kind custom mix & match, body swap booklet.
Vinyl orders from the Matador store included a limited sticker sheet (while supplies lasted).

There's a typo in the label title on side A (Vol. 11): 'Arrivederci Desspair'. However, this title is spelled correctly on the front cover.

Matrices: P. USA -52750- stamped, OLE-1488-LP-A CB & OLE-1488-LP-B CB etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned, Sticker): 191401148818
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): P. USA -52750- OLE-1488-LP-A CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): P. USA -52750- OLE-1488-LP-B CB

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
OLE-1488-CD Desert Sessions* Vol. 11 & 12(CD, Album) Matador, Rekords Rekords OLE-1488-CD US 2019 Sell This Version
OLE-1488-CD Desert Sessions* Vol. 11 & 12(CD, Album) Matador, Rekords Rekords OLE-1488-CD Europe 2019 Sell This Version
none Desert Sessions* Vols. 11 & 12(8xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Matador none 2019
OLE1488CDJP Desert Sessions* Vols. 11 & 12(CD, Album) Matador, Beat Records OLE1488CDJP Japan 2019 Sell This Version


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November 8, 2019

Very good album !!! High quality pressing ...Sounds wonderful !


November 8, 2019
Nice pressing, sounds nice and looks nice even. Nice inner sleeve and the book is really cool and intricate. I'm glad they continued this series and it's a really fun record. It is too bad however that this release is part of that trend of records continuing to be more expensive and there's not the customary digital download we've all come to expect.


October 31, 2019

Love how dynamic this is. The antithesis of brickwalled. Word


October 30, 2019
edited 12 days ago
Let’s forget QOTSA parallels here, this is a trippy, humorous, late night, stand alone recording, made for the love of experimentation and collaborative musicianship, travelling out there on it’s own orbit. It’s also an excellent pressing, excellent packaging and excellent value for money.

First release Crucifire, despite being Royal Blood, now seems like the album’s odd man out rather than a highlight, somewhat shallow unlike the joyous experimentation that surround it.

A short release, but great fun and sonically excellent.


October 26, 2019
I don't get why this record is so expensive. Can anyone enlighten me?


October 26, 2019
will there be a 10 inch press of this album soon ???


October 25, 2019
The title of Vol 11 is misspelled ‘Arrivederci Desspair’ on the side A label. I wonder if it was intentional or if it will turn out to be a misprint.


October 25, 2019
I've licked the entire album insert and have yet to feel the effects. Maybe I got a dud.

The music is making up for it though.

Fun fn record.


October 25, 2019

Hi, is there a download code included with the release?