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Michael KiwanukaKiwanuka

Label:Polydor – 7795288
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Yellow, 180g
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Rock, Funk / Soul
Style:Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Acoustic

Tracklist

A1You Ain't the Problem
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Percussion, VocalsMichael Kiwanuka
Arranged By [Strings]Rosie Danvers
Engineer [Assistant]Tom Campbell (8)
Engineer [Strings]Richard Woodcraft
Keyboards, SynthesizerKadeem Clarke
Mixed By, EngineerKennie Takahashi
PercussionGraham Godfrey (2)
Producer, Backing Vocals, Drums, Electric Guitar, Percussion, PianoInflo
Producer, Percussion, TambourineDanger Mouse
StringsWired Strings
4:09
A2Rolling
EngineerKennie Takahashi
Engineer [Assistant]Tom Campbell (8)
Mixed ByRichard Woodcraft
Producer, Drums, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Synthesizer, VocalsInflo
Vocals, Bass, Electric GuitarMichael Kiwanuka
2:51
A3I've Been Dazed
Arranged ByKennie Takahashi
Arranged By [Strings]Rosie Danvers
Engineer [Assistant]Tom Campbell (8)
Engineer [Strings], Mixed ByRichard Woodcraft
Producer, Backing Vocals, Drums, Keyboards, Percussion, Piano, SynthesizerInflo
Producer, Electric GuitarDanger Mouse
StringsWired Strings
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric GuitarMichael Kiwanuka
4:25
B1Piano Joint (This Kind of Love) Intro
EngineerTom Campbell (8)
Producer, Backing Vocals, Drums, Keyboards, Percussion, Piano, Programmed By, Synthesizer, Mixed ByInflo
Producer, Programmed ByDanger Mouse
Vocals, Electric GuitarMichael Kiwanuka
2:18
B2Piano Joint (This Kind of Love)
Arranged By [Strings]Rosie Danvers
EngineerKennie Takahashi
Engineer [Assistant]Tom Campbell (8)
HarpJean Kelly
Mixed ByRichard Woodcraft
Producer, Backing Vocals, Drums, Piano, SynthesizerInflo
StringsWired Strings
Vocals, Bass, Electric GuitarMichael Kiwanuka
3:51
B3Another Human Being (Interlude)
Arranged By [Strings]Rosie Danvers
EngineerTom Campbell (8)
HarpJean Kelly
PianoKadeem Clarke
Producer, Arranged By [Harp], Mixed ByInflo
Programmed ByDanger Mouse
1:51
B4Living in Denial
Engineer [Assistant]Tom Campbell (8)
Engineer [Vocal]Richard Woodcraft
Engineer, Mixed ByKennie Takahashi
Producer, Backing Vocals, Drums, KeyboardsInflo
Producer, KeyboardsDanger Mouse
SynthesizerKadeem Clarke
Vocals, Bass, Electric GuitarMichael Kiwanuka
3:31
C1Hero
Arranged By [Strings]Rosie Danvers
Engineer [Assistant]Tom Campbell (8)
Engineer [Strings], Mixed ByRichard Woodcraft
Producer, Backing Vocals, Drums, OrganInflo
Producer, Programmed ByDanger Mouse
StringsWired Strings
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric GuitarMichael Kiwanuka
3:19
C2Hard to Say Goodbye
Arranged By [Strings]Rosie Danvers
EngineerKennie Takahashi
Engineer [Mixing]Kennie Takahashi, Richard Woodcraft
Engineer [Strings]Tom Campbell (8)
FluteChloe Vincent
HarpJean Kelly
PercussionNathan Allen
PianoKadeem Clarke
Producer, Backing Vocals, Drums, PianoInflo
StringsWired Strings
TrumpetGeorge Hogg
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric GuitarMichael Kiwanuka
7:05
D1Final Days
Arranged By [Strings]Rosie Danvers
Engineer [Strings], Mixed ByRichard Woodcraft
Producer, Backing Vocals, Drums, PianoInflo
Producer, Programmed ByDanger Mouse
StringsWired Strings
Synthesizer, Organ [Wurlitzer]Kadeem Clarke
Vocals, Bass, Electric GuitarMichael Kiwanuka
4:10
D2Interlude (Loving The People)
Producer, Sound Designer, Drums, Piano, Engineer, Mixed ByInflo
2:42
D3Solid Ground
Arranged By [Strings]Rosie Danvers
EngineerKennie Takahashi
Engineer [Assistant]Tom Campbell (8)
Engineer [Strings], Mixed ByRichard Woodcraft
Producer, Backing Vocals, Drums, Piano, SynthesizerInflo
Producer, Programmed ByDanger Mouse
StringsWired Strings
Vocals, Synthesizer [Prophet], Organ [Hammond], Piano, Electric Guitar, Bass GuitarMichael Kiwanuka
3:53
D4Light
Arranged By [Strings]Rosie Danvers
EngineerKennie Takahashi
Engineer [Assistant]Tom Campbell (8)
Engineer [Strings], Mixed ByRichard Woodcraft
Producer, Backing Vocals, Drums, Piano, SynthesizerInflo
Producer, Programmed ByDanger Mouse
StringsWired Strings
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric GuitarMichael Kiwanuka
5:48
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Credits

Notes

Gatefold sleeve holds two full color printed cardboard inner sleeves.

Some copies include colour print signed by the artist.

On labels: Made in the Czech Republic

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 6 0257795288 3
  • Barcode (Scanned): 602577952883
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Label Code: LC00309
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): 7795278 A1 = MATT @ METROPOLIS = BJ74691-01 A1 V I I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): 7795278 B1 BJ74691-01 B1 V I =
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout etched): 7795279 A1 = MATT @ METROPOLIS = BJ74691-02 C1 V I I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout etched): 7795279 B1 BJ74691-02 D1 V I =

Other Versions (5 of 17)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Kiwanuka (2×LP, Album, Stereo, 180g)Polydor, Polydor, Polydor, Polydor7795277, 00602577952777, 7795278, 7795279Europe2019
New Submission
Kiwanuka (CD, Album, Digisleeve)Polydor7795276Australasia2019
New Submission
Kiwanuka (CD, Album, Hardcover Book)Polydor7795281Europe2019
New Submission
Kiwanuka (2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Stereo)Polydor0820610Europe2019
Recently Edited
Kiwanuka (CD, Album, Digisleeve)Polydor, Polydor0810957, 00602508109577Europe2019

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Reviews

  • baster84le's avatar
    baster84le
    I ordered this record, when it was just released and sold it immediatly after one listening session. As others mentioned - the sound is awful and totally compressed. But it's not the fail of the vinyl medium or the pressing plant. It's the mixing and mastering, that there's so much compression. Loudness war at it's best. Given the fact that Inflo produces also well mastered records (Sault, Cleo Sol), I cannot understand, why this recording got the full compression process. Maybee it works for cellphone speakers, but even on a mediocre vinyl chain this sound is a no go. Perhaps it's the record company, that wanted the album to pump like hard.
    There's no reason to buy this album on vinyl or CD, because the spotify stream doesn't sound differently.
    • dayb110's avatar
      dayb110
      I had to put on another record just to make sure my cart wasn't ruined the sound was so mad it had me thanking something with my setup was wrong
      • Sound-Selection's avatar
        Does anyone else have clicking on ‘Hero’? Tried 2 separate copies and both have issue at a similar place and slightly warped second discs.
        • Stevesunset's avatar
          Stevesunset
          It’s not the pressing, it’s the recording. The cd is also awful. Real shame. I want to like this record, but don’t play it because of the compressed sound.
          • metzb45's avatar
            metzb45
            wow... worst sounding press in my entire collection. Amazing album, but the pressing is atrocious. Everything is just sooooo compressed. Im not sure how this is even possible, it sounds lofi in the worst possible way. If you're considering buying this press don't do it, purchase a different press instead. This is just terrible.
            • milos.r's avatar
              milos.r
              Edited 4 years ago
              I can only agree with the previous comments. This pressing puts the music and everyone involved to shame.
              One of the worst sounding LPs in my whole collection. And I don’t mean noise or crackles, I mean sound quality. Somewhere between a 96kbps radio stream and an overblown TV ad. No dynamics, no groove, no warmth. Just loudness, compression, tin-can like coldness and distortion.

              Please reissue a vinyl remaster and stop selling this.
              • VinylDecisionTaipei's avatar
                Don't know how they were able to go ahead with this pressing - it's awful. Unlistenable to in parts. Michael Kiwanuka is one of the master songwriters of his generation and this is all the more reason why it's unfathomable as to how the record company allows this substandard product to be released. Does no-one listen to the product before it goes on shelves?!
                • midnightrunner's avatar
                  Dangermouse and Inflo have done a lovely job producing this album, using their skills in making all of the songs sound very nice to listen to, indeed. It is just a shame that the pressing itself, does not do them justice. There is just too much compression!! Optimal Media GmbH should hang their heads in shame, for such a poor quality pressing, and apologize to Dangermouse, Inflo and of course to Michael Kiwanuka by buying them a nice present each, perhaps a towel set in the colour of their choosing.
                  • thepostpunk's avatar
                    thepostpunk
                    Does anyone know how many copies of this version were pressed?

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