Fug ‎– Ready For Us

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1 Ready For Us
Acoustic Guitar – Ben SmithAlto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Gareth BaileyDrums – Matt KloseElectric Bass – Richard GarfootKeyboards – Tom Bailey (3)Keyboards [Additional Keyboards] – Bob SadlerTrumpet, Flugelhorn – Toby ColesVocals – Jess WilliamsWritten-By – B Smith*, A Sadler*, J Williams*, M Klose*, R Garfoot*, T Bailey*
7:06
2 R.F.O.
Cello – Maxine McGuiness, Sophie PasquelDrums – Matt KloseKeyboards – Tom Bailey (3)Viola – Ann Marie Morris, Katie SquiersViolin – Anna Croad, Elizabeth Croad, Michelle Taylor, Mike Shaw (4)Written-By – A Sadler*, M Klose*, T Bailey*
4:36
3 Thin Air
Drums – Matt KloseElectric Guitar – Richard PoyntonKeyboards – Tom Bailey (3)Lyrics By [Additional Lyrics] – David Hill (5)Vocals – Jess WilliamsWritten-By – A Sadler*, J Williams*, M Klose*, T Bailey*
3:52
4 Blue Movie
Cello – Maxine McGuiness, Sophie PasquelDrums – Matt KlosePiano, Keyboards – Tom Bailey (3)Viola – Ann Marie Morris, Katie SquiersViolin – Anna Croad, Elizabeth Croad, Michelle Taylor, Mike Shaw (4)Written-By – A Sadler*, M Klose*, T Bailey*
6:32
5 Overflow
Acoustic Guitar – Ben SmithAlto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Paul DeatsCello – Maxine McGuiness, Sophie PasquelDrums – Matt KloseElectric Bass – Richard GarfootKeyboards – Tom Bailey (3)Trombone [Tenor Trombone], Bass Trombone – Gareth BaileyTrumpet, Flugelhorn – Toby ColesViola – Ann Marie Morris, Katie SquiersViolin – Anna Croad, Elizabeth Croad, Michelle Taylor, Mike Shaw (4)Written-By – T Bailey*
3:31
6 Cheval Noir
Acoustic Guitar – Ben SmithCello – Maxine McGuiness, Sophie PasquelDrums – Matt KloseKeyboards – Tom Bailey (3)Viola – Ann Marie Morris, Katie SquiersViolin – Anna Croad, Elizabeth Croad, Michelle Taylor, Mike Shaw (4)Written-By – B Smith*, A Sadler*, M Klose*, T Bailey*
5:08
7 Chunk
Double Bass – Steve TrumanDrums – Matt KlosePiano, Keyboards – Tom Bailey (3)Written-By – A Sadler*, M Klose*, T Bailey*
4:00
8 Fairweather Friend
Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Paul DeatsDrums – Matt KloseKeyboards – Tom Bailey (3)Trombone [Tenor Trombone], Bass Trombone – Gareth BaileyTrumpet, Flugelhorn – Toby ColesVocals – Jess WilliamsVocals [Additional Vocals] – Tom Bailey (3)Written-By – A Sadler*, J Williams*, M Klose*, T Bailey*
3:06
9 The Prophet
Drums – Matt KlosePiano, Keyboards – Tom Bailey (3)Written-By – A Sadler*, M Klose*, T Bailey*
5:51
10 El Diablo
Acoustic Guitar – Ben SmithAlto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Paul DeatsDrums – Matt KloseKeyboards – Tom Bailey (3)Trombone [Tenor Trombone], Bass Trombone – Gareth BaileyTrumpet, Flugelhorn – Toby ColesWritten-By – B Smith*, A Sadler*, M Klose*, T Bailey*
4:37
11 Shrewd Movements
Double Bass – Steve TrumanDrums – Matt KlosePiano – Tom Bailey (3)Written-By – A Sadler*, M Klose*, T Bailey*
3:38

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Credits

  • Artwork By [Image] – Marcus James
  • DesignTom Hingston Studio
  • Engineer [Recording And Mix Engineer]Bob Sadler
  • Engineer [Square Centre Session Engineer]Tom Hewlett
  • Mastered ByMartin Giles
  • Producer [All Tracks Produced By], Arranged By [All Tracks Arranged By]Fug
  • Score [All Strings And Horns Scored By], Arranged By [All Strings And Horns Arranged By], Conductor [All Strings And Horns Conducted By]Tom Bailey (3)

Notes

All tracks recorded at Cairo Street and Square Centre Studios. All tracks mixed at Cairo Street.
Mastered at Alchemy Mastering London.

℗ 2001 Nuphonic
© 2001 Nuphonic

Distribution by Vital
Distributed in France by Discograph
Distributed in USA by Studio K7

0675601161025

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 675601161025
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L135
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 04D6
  • Matrix / Runout: IMPRESS NUX161CD 01 5
  • Other (Mould): MADE IN UK BY UNIVERSAL M & L

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NUX161CD Fug Ready For Us(CD, Album, Promo) Nuphonic NUX161CD UK 2001 Sell This Version
NUX 161 FUG Ready For Us(2xLP, Album) Nuphonic NUX 161 UK 2001 Sell This Version
NUX 161LP FUG Ready For Us(2xLP, Album, W/Lbl) Nuphonic NUX 161LP UK 2001 Sell This Version
NUX161CD Fug Ready For Us(CD, Album) Nuphonic NUX161CD Germany 2001 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

March 8, 2007
edited over 10 years ago

Fug's debut READY FOR US (on the sorely missed Nuphonic label) is an hour or string-drenched melodies. They take downtempo into a blissful direction. When Jess Williams provides her soaring vocals, the songs rocket straight into the atmosphere: "Overflow" actually does seem to overflow with emotion, while "Ready To Go" floats on the clouds. Elsewhere, Fug takes a jazz approach, from the mellow "The Prophet" to "Shrewd Movements," which picks up a torch and runs with it. They dabble in noir-funk, as well, as "El Diablo" and "Chunk" attest. But on their strongest tracks, they approach a near-classical sensibility: "R.F.O." revels in its baroque strings, backed with a strong rhythmic sense, while "Blue Movie" is a pizzicato heaven, and I'll be damned if it isn't the most memorable track on the album. This album is like ice cream for your ears.