Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2018 No.2
Richard Russell, the record producer and XL Recordings head (who has previously produced albums for Gil Scott-Heron, Damon Albarn, Bobby Womack and Ibeyi) releases Everything Is Recorded by Richard Russell via XL Recordings.
Richard Russell, the record producer and XL Recordings head (who has previously produced albums for Gil Scott-Heron, Damon Albarn, Bobby Womack and Ibeyi) releases Everything Is Recorded by Richard Russell via XL Recordings. Everything Is Recorded by Richard Russell features an eclectic international and inter-generational cast of collaborators and musicians who include (in order of appearance on the album) Sampha, Obongjayar, Kamasi Washington, Giggs, Ibeyi, Wiki, Syd, Rachel Zeffira, Infinite, Green Gartside, Peter Gabriel and Owen Pallett. The twelve track album features previous singles Close But Not Quite (feat. Sampha), Mountains Of Gold (feat. Sampha, Ibeyi, Wiki and Kamasi Washington) and Show Love (feat. Syd and Sampha). Everything Is Recorded by Richard Russell was recorded at Russell’s west London studio, The Copper House. Over the past couple of years, the studio became a creative second home for the revolving cast of both new and established artists who passed through to write, record and share ideas, mixing traditional recording sessions with extended, uninhibited live jams that lasted long into the night. With Russell at the production helm, a spirit of soundsystem-inspired collaboration and experimentation runs through the heart of an album that is born out of some spontaneous moments of togetherness and periods of intense personal reflection for its creator, and is at once soulful, timeless and boldly modern. All versions come with a Bonus EP 8AM featuring returning guests like Sampha, Ibeyi, Scritti Politti’s Green Gartside, Mela Murder, Obongjayar.
LP - 180 Gram Black Vinyl in Gatefold Sleeve with Bonus CD.
LP+ - Limited 180 Gram Yellow Vinyl in Gatefold Sleeve with Bonus CD.
2CD - With Bonus CD.