Ben Folds / Nick Hornby - Lonely Avenue download mp3 album
Lonely Avenue (Ben Folds and Nick Hornby album). Redirected from Lonely Avenue (album)). Lonely Avenue is a collaboration album by American singer-songwriter Ben Folds and English novelist Nick Hornby, and was released in the United States of America on September 28, 2010 by Nonesuch Records. The album contains eleven new songs featuring music by Folds with lyrics by Hornby.
Album · 2010 · 11 Songs. For Lonely Avenue, piano whiz Ben Folds teamed up with author and music fan Nick Hornby, who provides the record’s lyrics. The two make an excellent collaborative pair, as Folds puts together emotionally resonant arrangements like the heartstring-tugging Picture Window to frame Hornby’s evocative words. From Above rocks with a kicked-back shuffle as it describes two never-to-meet soulmates, and, over delicate strings, Belinda details the heartache of ditching the one you’re with for someone else-only to realize it was the wrong decision. Lonely Avenue Ben Folds.
Lonely Avenue is a collaboration album by singer/songwriter Ben Folds and novelist Nick Hornby. The album features music by Ben Folds with lyrics by Nick Hornby. Lonely Avenue Q&A. Primary Artists Ben Folds & Ben Folds & Nick Hornby.
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The first of what one hopes will be many collaborations between Ben Folds and Nick Hornby proves to be an intelligent, sometimes amusing, sometimes moving, but always engaging collection of songs, pitched somewhere between Randy Newman and an Anglo-American Divine Comedy. Hornby's knack for distilling the essence of a situation into a few telling lines – the divorced couple taking their daughter for a birthday treat in "Claire's Ninth", the terminal hospital admission in "Picture Window" ("You know what hope is?
With this album, concept goes mainstream as Hornby provides the words and Folds the music. Ben manages to keep his pieces close to what he's been doing lately and somehow manages to beautifully compliment what Nick has written. Here's the results (at least in my opinion): "A Working Day" - fun but not a repeat listen.
Lonely Avenue is a very strong album for Ben Folds, and a successful debut for Nick Hornby as a lyricist. Folds tries to do justice to Hornby's lyrics by staying in his own musical comfort zone and writing great melodies. Ben Folds and Nick Hornby. As the author of High Fidelity and a stack of other highly-regarded novels, not to mention a non-fiction book about popular music (31 Songs), Nick Hornby's music-geek credentials are considerable. Power-pop piano player Ben Folds has been.
Ben Folds discography. Folds performing in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2006. List of albums, with selected chart positions. Peak chart positions. UK. Ben Folds Presents: University A Cappella! (with various artists). Released: April 28, 2009. Formats: CD, digital download. - Lonely Avenue (with Nick Hornby). Released: September 24, 2010. Lonely Avenue: "Ben Folds, Nick Hornby – Lonely Avenue". Retrieved February 18, 2014.
Ben Folds, Nick Hornby. The formula for Lonely Avenue was a simple one: author Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About a Boy) writes the lyrics and Ben Folds composes and performs the music. For the most part, the majority of the songs on Lonely Avenue could have appeared on anything Folds has put out since going solo in 2001
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|A1||A Working Day
Handclaps – Joe CostaVocals, Piano, Bass, Drums, Synthesizer [Moog], Clavinet, Wind Chimes, Handclaps – Ben Folds
Arranged By [Strings], Conductor – Paul BuckmasterBass – Jacob (Jack) Jezioro*, Joel ReistVocals, Piano – Ben Folds
|A3||Levi Johnston's Blues
Arranged By [String], Conductor – Paul BuckmasterBass, Backing Vocals – Jared ReynoldsDrums, Backing Vocals – Sam Smith Electric Piano [Wurlitzer], Synthesizer [Roland Jupiter], Backing Vocals – Andrew HigleyPercussion, Backing Vocals – Chad ChapinVocals, Piano, Synthesizer [Roland Juno, Moog (Wind)], Wind Chimes – Ben Folds
Backing Vocals – Jared ReynoldsDrums, Backing Vocals – Sam Smith French Horn, Backing Vocals – Andrew HigleyPercussion, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals – Chad ChapinVocals, Piano, Bass, Organ [Hammond] – Ben Folds
Vocals, Piano, Bass, Drums, Synthesizer [Moog], Acoustic Guitar – Ben Folds
Arranged By [String Quartet] – Paul BuckmasterCello – John CatchingsViola – Kristin WilkinsonViolin – David Angell, David DavidsonVocals, Piano, Bass Guitar – Ben Folds
Acoustic Guitar – Chad ChapinBass, Backing Vocals – Jared ReynoldsDrums, Backing Vocals – Sam Smith Synthesizer [Roland Juno, Moog] – Andrew HigleyVocals, Piano, Upright Piano – Ben Folds
Arranged By [Strings], Conductor – Paul BuckmasterBass, Backing Vocals – Jared ReynoldsDrums, Backing Vocals – Sam Smith Percussion, Backing Vocals, Glockenspiel – Chad ChapinSynthesizer [Roland Juno] – Andrew HigleyVocals, Piano – Ben Folds
Vocals – Kate Miller-HeidkeVocals, Piano, Bass, Drums, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer [Moog, Arp String Ensemble], Percussion – Ben Folds
Bass – Jared ReynoldsDrums – Sam Smith Percussion [Primal Percussion] – Chad ChapinSynthesizer [Roland Jupiter] – Andrew HigleyVocals – Kate Miller-HeidkeVocals [Primal Screams] – Keir Nuttal*Vocals, Piano, Synthesizer [Moog] – Ben Folds
Arranged By [Strings], Conductor – Paul BuckmasterBass Trombone – David LouckyBass, Backing Vocals – Jared ReynoldsDrums, Backing Vocals – Sam Smith Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Synthesizer [Roland Jupiter] – Andrew HigleyFrench Horn – Beth Beeson, Jennifer KummerPercussion – Chad ChapinTrombone – Prentiss Hobbs, Roy AgeeTrumpet – Jeff Bailey, Steve Patrick Vocals, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer [Roland Juno (Effects)] – Ben Folds
- Mastered At – Abbey Road Studios
- Lacquer Cut At – Abbey Road Studios
- Pressed By – Schallplattenfabrik Pallas GmbH
- Cello – Anthony LaMarchina, John Catchings, Kirsten Greer, Sarighani Reist
- Contractor – Kristin Wilkinson
- Engineer, Edited By – Leslie Richter
- Lacquer Cut By – Chris Bellman
- Lyrics By – Nick Hornby
- Producer, Music By – Ben Folds
- Recorded By, Mixed By – Joe Costa
- Viola – Chris Farrell, Kathryn Plummer, Kristin Wilkinson, Monisa Angell
- Violin – Carolyn Bailey, Chris Teal*, Conni Ellisor, Connie Heard, David Angell, David Davidson, Elisabeth Small, Karen Winkelmann, Kristina Siemer, Mary Kathryn Vanosdale, Stefan Petrescu, Wei Tsun Chang
NotesThis is a test pressing of a version of this album that was never released. Abbey Road Studios mastered the album and cut the lacquers. It was pressed at Pallas. After this test, the album was mastered at Gateway Studios and lacquers were recut at Bernie Grundman Mastering.
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- Matrix / Runout: 1-524876-A/B
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