Rachael Yamagata – Tightrope Walker (CD, US)

23 September 2016 Frankenfish Records
/ Thirty Tigers
FF923
01. Tightrope Walker
02. Nobody
03. EZ Target
04. Over
05. Let Me Be Your Girl
06. Break Apart
07. I’m Going Back
08. Rainsong
09. Black Sheep
10. Money Fame Thunder
Rachael Yamagata - Tightrope Walker (CD, US) - Cover
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NOTES:
CD edition Tightrope Walker by Rachael Yamagata featuring Russell Simins on the track EZ Target, CD also includes booklet listing all of the people who supported the pledge campaign. Also issued as a double vinyl LP and on CD with a bonus track in South Korea.

The album was first sent out in mp3 format to pledgers of the campaign on 8 September 2016.

The Pledge Music page for this release features a photos and videos from the studio.

http://rachaelyamagata.com/
https://soundcloud.com/rachael-yamagata
https://www.facebook.com/rachaelyamagata
http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/yamagatatightropewalker
https://twitter.com/rachaelyamagata

SONG CREDITS:
STUDIO GEOGRAPHY: Moonlight, The Village, Applehead
Add’l studios: Shawn Everett at Subtle McNuggets / Kevin Salem at The Distortion Tank / Michael Chaves at The Bunny Ranch / Oli Kraus at Hill House Studio / Dan Piscina at The Pool in North Hollywood / Matt Chamberlain and Chris Steffen at Cyclops Sound / Victor Indrizzo at
Band House Studios / Randy Cooke at Emerald City Studios

Vocals on all songs – Rachael Yamagata
Most backgrounds cut by RY on Pro Tools while in a bathrobe

All Songs:
Writer: Rachael Yamagata
Published: Shady Porch Songs (BMI)

01. Tightrope Walker
Produced by RY and John Alagia
Recorded and Engineered by Pete Hanlon
Mixed by Shawn Everett
Drums and percussion: Ben Perowsky
Upright Bass: Owen Biddle
Acoustic Guitar: Zach Djanikian, Owen Biddle, RY
Electric Guitar: Kevin Salem
Mellotron: John Alagia
Saxophones: written, arranged and performed by Zach Djanikian
Glockenspiel, shaker, brush piano strings: RY

02. Nobody
Produced by RY, John Alagia and Pete Hanlon
Additional engineering by Chris Bittner
Mixed by Shawn Everett
Drums: Lee Falco
Bass: Brandon Morrison
Electric Guitar: Kevin Salem, Pete Hanlon
Piano, Moog, bells: Zach Djanikian
Percussion: Pete Hanlon

03. EZ Target
Produced by RY and John Alagia
Recorded and Engineered by Pete Hanlon and Chris Bittner
Additional engineering by Dan Piscina
Recording and Engineering of themselves: Matt Chamberlain/ Chris Steffen, Victor Indrizzo
Mixed by Shawn Everett
Drums: Matt Chamberlain, Victor Indrizzo, Russell Simins
Programming: John Alagia
Drum editing: RY, JA, Dan Piscina
Bass, B3 organ and string pads: John Alagia
Electric Guitar: Kevin Salem
Banjo and Piano: Zach Djanikian
Moog: Owen Biddle
Cello: Oli Kraus
Casio drums: Matt Chamberlain
Shakers and clap pad: Victor Indrizzo
Chains, cabasa, kalimba, thumb piano: Russell Simins

04. Over
Produced by RY and John Alagia
Recorded and Engineered by Dan Piscina
Additional engineering by Pete Hanlon
Recording and Engineering of themselves: Oli Kraus, Randy Cooke, Michael Chaves
Mixed by Shawn Everett
Drums: Randy Cooke
Programming and percussion: John Alagia
Synth Bass: John Alagia and RY
Acoustic Guitar: Michael Chaves
Electric Guitar: Kevin Salem, Michael Chaves
Piano: RY
Strings – written, arranged and performed by Oli Kraus
Additional backing vocals: John Alagia, Jamie Hartman

05. Let Me Be Your Girl
Produced by RY and John Alagia
Additional Production by Kevin Salem
Recorded and Engineered by Pete Hanlon
Recording and Engineering of themselves: Michael Chaves
Mixed by Shawn Everett
Drums and percussion: Aaron Comess
Bass: John Alagia
Ukulele: Michael Chaves
Electric Guitar: Kevin Salem, Pete Hanlon
Piano: Jon Solo
Organ, Rhodes, Farfeeza, add’l backing vox: John Alagia
Wurly: Zach Djanikian
Saxophones – written, arranged and performed by Zach Djankian

06. Break Apart
Produced by RY and John Alagia
Recorded and Engineered by Pete Hanlon
Recording and Engineering of themselves: Michael Chaves
Mixed by Shawn Everett
Drums: Aaron Comess
Bass: Owen Biddle
Acoustic Guitar: RY, John Alagia
Electric Guitar: Kevin Salem, Michael Chaves, Clive Barnes
Piano: Jon Solo, RY
Keyboard pads: Kevin Salem
Shaker, Tambourine: RY

07. I’m Going Back
Produced by RY and John Alagia
Recorded and Engineered by Pete Hanlon
Recording and engineering of themselves: Oli Kraus
Mixed by Dan Piscina
Key Bass, Piano: RY
Strings – written, arranged and performed by Oli Kraus

08. Rainsong
Produced by RY and John Alagia
Recorded and Engineered by Pete Hanlon
Recording of rain by RY on her iPhone
Recording and engineering of themselves: Matt Chamberlain/ Chris Steffen
Mixed by Dan Piscina
Drums: Matt Chamberlain
Programming: RY and Pete Hanlon
Bass: Owen Biddle
Acoustic Guitar: Kevin Salem
Mandolin: Zach Djanikian
Piano and shaker: RY
Flute and string pads: John Alagia
Saxophones – written, arranged and performed by Zach Djanikian
Tambourine: Pete Hanlon
Spoken word: Paloma Gil
English to French of RY’s prose: Louise Hayat-Camard, Paloma Gil

09. Black Sheep
Produced by RY and John Alagia
Recorded and Engineered by Pete Hanlon and Kevin Salem
Mixed by Kevin Salem
Drums and shaker: Manuel Quintana
Upright Bass: Owen Biddle
Acoustic Guitar: Kevin Salem, Zach Djanikian
Electric Guitar and harmonica: Kevin Salem

10. Money Fame Thunder
Produced by RY and John Alagia
Additional Production by Pete Hanlon
Recorded and Engineered by Pete Hanlon and Chris Bittner
Additional engineering by Dan Piscina and Billy Centenaro
Recording and engineering of themselves: Michael Chaves
Mixed by Shawn Everett
Additional mixing by Billy Centenaro and John Alagia
Drums: Manuel Quintana
Programming: Pete Hanlon
Bass: Owen Biddle
Acoustic Guitar: John Alagia
Electric Guitar: Michael Chaves, Pete Hanlon
Piano and mellotron: RY
Wurly, organ, omnisphere and percussion: John Alagia
Strings – written, arranged and performed by Oli Kraus

PRESS: BRIAN BUMBERY AT BBGUN PRESS
BOOKING: ASH MOWRY-LEWIS AND JONATHAN ADELMAN AT PARADIGM
LEGAL: NICK FERRARA
MANAGEMENT: RaHcEal YaMagoUda

SLEEVE NOTES:
“SPECIAL THANKS
TO MY FAMILY WHO INSPIRE ALL THAT I AM AND DO BEYOND WORDS, IN PARTICULAR
MY MOTHER WHO IS MY SILENT PARTNER IN ANY GIFTS I EVER CREATE – THANK HER
NOT ME / TO MY LIFE COACHES AND SPIRITUAL GUIDES OF GOODNESS RAE ANNE
KAPLAN AND ED ROMANOFF / THANKS MUCHOS TO MY PLEDGE LOVELIES AND BENJI
ROGERS, SCOTT GRAVES, NICOLE OLVER AND ALL TEAM PLEDGE MUSIC / TO MY
AGENTS ASH MOWRY-LEWIS AND JOHNATHAN ADELMAN AND ALL AT PARADIGM AS
WELL AS MY CHAMPIONS OVERSEAS NIC AND PETRA VOGELSTEIN / TEAM SONY
KOREA / TO THE BEHIND THE SCENES FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES WHO PUT MY BEST
FOOT FORWARD WITH THEIR TALENTS AND LOVE AND ARE MASTERS IN SPREADING OF
THE WORD BRIAN BUMBERY AND ALL AT BBGUN, JUNGMAN KIM, EMILY WACHTEL,
KACIE WILLIAMS, SHERVIN LAINEZ, LAURA CROSTA, CHANDLER COYLE, LYNN
GROSSMAN AND SECRET ROAD, JESSE O’DRISCOLL, SIMONE SCHIESS, KATE HYMAN
AND BMG / CHRYSALIS TEAM, JOSH RUBEN, MICHAEL CHAVES, DONNA STRIDE, ANDY
GRUSH, KATE CARBONE AND TEAM, MICHELE ROMOND / BIANCA GATTO / MICHELE
SASSE AND ALL TEAM CHEZ DANCE, FELICIA RANGEL, GREGORY COLBERT AND TEAM,
DARREN PALTROWITZ, LORETTA MUNOZ, JEFF JULIANO, JAY COYLE, MISSI CALLAZZO,
SECTION 101, MY BRILLIANT TOURING BAND MEMBERS PAST AND PRESENT, LEE
DANNAY / TJ FLOOD AND ALL TEAM THIRTY TIGERS AND ANYONE ELSE I MAY HAVE
MISSED. I LOVE YOU.
TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND FANS WHO RESTORE ME AND GIVE ME THE GIFT OF THEIR
LOVE.
THIS ALBUM IS DEDICATED TO MY MOTHER BARBARA RUBEN

‘Black Sheep’ and ‘I’m Going Back’ in tribute to the great resilience, heart and spirit of many, in particular, Ben Yamagata and Dan Carlisle respectively.

‘Break Apart’ – remembering always Brett Kilroe and Bob Goldstone…”

DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Photos of Rachael Yamagata: Shervin Lainez
Art Direction: Jesse O’Driscoll and Simone Schiess

BARCODE: 6 96859 97011 5

MATRIX: [unknown]

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