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Barry Adamson
Oedipus Schmoedipus

Album US 1996 on Mute label
Electronic, Jazz, Rock and R&B/Soul (Acid Jazz, Soul-Jazz, Abstract, Disco, Downtempo, Lounge, Spoken Word, Ballad)

Written, arranged, performed and produced at GT Eden, Wessex and Worldwide recording studios London, England. Cut at The Townhouse. Cover photograph - still from Philippe Garrel's 'Le Revelateur'. Jarvis Cocker appears courtesy of Island Records Ltd. Sample of "Vertigo" taken from "The Vertigo Suite" courtesy of Famous Music Corporation. Sample of "O' Les Temps des Souvenirs" by Françoise Hardy courtesy of BMG Records (UK) Ltd. on behalf of Disques Vogue. Sample of "Blue Lines" by Massive Attack used courtesy of Virgin Records. Published by Mute Song, except "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Pelvis" Mute Song/Island Music Limited; "Something Wicked This Way Comes" Mute Song/BMG Music Publishing/EMI Music Publishing/Island Music Ltd.; "It's Business As Usual" Mute Song/Copyright Control "Miles" More Cut Music/Jazz Horn Music, adm. by Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp./Songs of PolyGram International/Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp. "Achieved In The Valley Of The Dolls" Mute Song/Copyright Control All Mute Song compositions are administered by Windswept Pacific Entertainment Co. in the US and Canada. Mute (logo) ℗ & © 1996 Mute Corporation. Disc: Made in USA. Sleeve: Printed in Canada. Issued in a Digipak sleeve.

PortraitBarry Adamson b, bvoc, *1958 GB
arranged by, performer, producer, design concept, sleeve concept, album by, written by
PortraitKevin Metcalfe , GB
mastered by, cut by
PortraitAtticus Ross b, *1968 GB
sounds, other, cool collaboration, programmed by, additional programming
PortraitAudrey Riley vc, str, GB
arranged by, string arrangement collaboration
PortraitBilly McGee cb, b, GB
arranged by, string arrangement collaboration
PortraitMark De Lane Lea ,
PortraitJarvis Cocker voc, g, *1963 GB
vocals, written by
PortraitPete Wyman ,
clarinet, saxophone
PortraitSeamus Beaghen org, key, GB
organ, hammond, piano
PortraitCarla Bozulich voc, g, *1965 US
voice, voice overs, written by
PortraitJohn Napier g, voc, syn, ep, US
voice, voice overs, written by
PortraitIvor Wimborne ,
programmed by, additional programming
PortraitKevin Petrie , *1963 GB
sounds, additional
PortraitIleana Ruhemann fl,
flute, alto
PortraitKen Low voc,
guitar, additional
PortraitBilly MacKenzie voc, 1957-1997 GB
vocals, written by
PortraitMiranda Gooch ,
narrator, storyteller
PortraitRichard Hand g,
guitar, classical
PortraitNick Cave voc, org, *1957 AU
vocals, written by
Simon Henwood design concept, sleeve concept
Luella Wright layout
Slim Smith layout
Paul Kendall mixed by, recorded by, additional sound recordings by
Steve Gullick photography by
Kevin Petrie recorded by, original sound recordings by, mixed by
Beverley Skeete backing vocals
Chantel Mapp backing vocals
Roy Hamilton backing vocals
Zeeteah Massiah backing vocals
John Pendleton mixed by, assisted by
Barry Adamson co-producer
Ivor Wimborne co-producer
Album Tracks   
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Set The Controls For The Heart Of The PelvisBarry AdamsonBarry Adamson, Jarvis Cocker5:37
2Something Wicked This Way ComesBarry AdamsonAdrian Thaws, Andrew Vowles, Barry Adamson, Charles Blackwell, Grant Marshall, Harry Middlebrooks, Jacques Datin, Maurice Vidalin, Mike Shapiro, Robert Del Naja4:32
3The Vibes Ain't Nothin' But The VibesBarry AdamsonBarry Adamson4:48
4It's Business As UsualBarry AdamsonBarry Adamson, Carla Bozulich, John Napier4:28
5MilesBarry AdamsonBill Laswell, Miles Davis, Robbie Shakespeare, Sly Dunbar5:26
6Dirty BarryBarry AdamsonBarry Adamson7:25
7In A Moment Of ClarityBarry AdamsonBarry Adamson4:12
8Achieved In The Valley Of DollsBarry AdamsonBarry Adamson, Billy MacKenzie4:26
9Vermillion KissesBarry AdamsonBarry Adamson3:02
10The Big BamboozleBarry AdamsonBarry Adamson3:33
11State Of ContractionBarry AdamsonBarry Adamson1:37
12The Sweetest EmbraceBarry AdamsonBarry Adamson, Nick Cave4:46
13 Set The Controls AgainBarry AdamsonBarry Adamson1:32

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