Various ‎– Plague Songs

4AD ‎– CAD 2616CD
CD, Compilation

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1st Klashnekoff Blood
Lyrics By – Darren KandlerProducer – Lewi WhiteRap – Skriblah
2nd King Creosote Relate The Tale
Backing Vocals – Sara LowesBass – Nathan SuddersDrums – Gavin Brown (2)Keyboards, Piano – Christian MaddenLyrics By, Music By – Kenny AndersonRecorded By, Mixed By, Producer – Tom Knott
3rd Stephin Merritt The Meaning Of Lice
Engineer – Charles NewmanWritten-By – Stephin Merritt
4th Brian Eno With Robert Wyatt Flies
Guitar [Second] – Steve Jones (2)Performer [Fly] – Bobby "Buzzer" Wyatt*Voice [High] – Hannah Eno
5th Laurie Anderson The Fifth Plague
Arranged By [Horn] – Doug WieselmanBass – Skuli Sverrisson*Engineer [Recording And Mix] – Mario J. McNultyKeyboards – Peter Scherer
6th Cody ChesnuTT Boils
Bass – Michael Burns (4)Engineer – Dick KondasEngineer [Assistant] – Patrick FordOther [Project Assistant / Co-ordinator] – Sean PetersTrombone – Tim PerrymanTrumpet – Melvin VinesTuba – Jack JeffersVocals – Itai Madamombe, Martin Luther McCoy*, Shelby JohnsonVocals, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Piano, Harp – Cody ChesnuTT
7th The Tiger Lillies Hailstones
Percussion, Drums – Adrian Hughes*Piano, Vocals, Written-By – Martyn JacquesSaw, Double Bass – Adrian Stout
8th Imogen Heap Glittering Cloud
Written-By, Producer, Engineer, Mixed By, Programmed By, Performer, Vocals – Imogen Heap
9th Scott Walker Darkness
Choir – Fred Johanson, Hazel Fernandes*, John Gibbons (2), Lorenza Johnson, Lauraine McIntosh*, Ricci P Washington*, Samantha Smith, Sarah OzelleConductor [Choir Fixer] – Lauraine McIntosh*Conductor [Choir] – Mark WarmanMixed By, Recorded By [Scott Walker Vocals] – Matt LawrencePercussion – Alasdair MalloyProducer – Peter WalshProducer, Mixed By – Scott Walker
X Rufus Wainwright Katonah
Accordion – Jason HartBass [Upright] – Jeff HillDrums – Matt Johnson (3)Engineer – Tom SchickPiano – Jack PetruzzelliProducer, Written-By, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – Rufus WainwrightVocals [Additional] – Lucy Roche

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  • Artwork By [Design] – Niall&Nigel At Pony
  • Mastered ByAdam Nunn


"All songs commissioned by Artangel for the Margate Exodus. The original songs recorded here were performed live at the Winter Gardens in Margate on Saturday 30th September 2006, in versions sung and played by an eclectic range of local musicians and singers with the music direction by David Coulter and vocal coaching by Mary King.

The "Plague Songs" form part of "Exodus", a film written and directed by Penny Woolcock. "Exodus" re-imagines the epic biblical story of migration and the search for a promised land transposed to contemporary Margate, with local people playing the parts".

1: Produced for Central Foundation Records.
2: Recorded, mixed and produced at Airtight Studios, Manchester.
3: Recorded at Mother West Studios, New York.
6: Recorded at John Kilgore Sound & Recording, New York City, 19 April 2006.
8: Recorded at The Hideaway, London.
9: Recorded at Metropolis Studios, London.
10: Recorded at Brooklyn Recording.

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  • Barcode: 6 52637 26162 2

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WPCB-10020 Various Plague Songs(CD, Comp) Warner Music Japan Inc. WPCB-10020 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
CAD 2616CDP Various Plague Songs(CDr, Album, Comp) 4AD, Artangel CAD 2616CDP UK 2006 Sell This Version
CAD 2616CD Various Plague Songs(CD, Comp, Promo) 4AD, Artangel CAD 2616CD US 2006 Sell This Version
none Various Plague Songs(CDr, Comp) 4AD none France 2006 Sell This Version