Record Collection (album)

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Record Collection
Studio album by Mark Ronson & The Business Intl.
Released 24 September 2010
Genre Indie pop, alternative hip hop, synthpop
Length 47:23
Label Allido, RCA, Columbia, J
Producer Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson chronology
Version
(2007)
Record Collection
(2010)
Singles from Record Collection
  1. "Bang Bang Bang"
    Released: 9 July 2010
  2. "The Bike Song"
    Released: 17 September 2010
  3. "Somebody to Love Me"
    Released: 26 November 2010

Record Collection is the third studio album by music producer Mark Ronson. The album was released under the moniker Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. and was released on 27 September 2010 in the UK and on 28 September 2010 in the US.

Singles[edit]

  • "Bang Bang Bang" was the first single released from the album, on 9 July 2010. The single peaked at number 6 on the UK Singles Chart, marking Ronson's fourth Top 10 hit; as well as peaking at number 18 on the Irish Singles Chart.
  • "The Bike Song" was the second single released, on 17 September 2010.
  • "Somebody to Love Me" was the third single released. It was to be released on 6 December 2010, however due to high interest in the single, it was moved forward to 26 November 2010.[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (5.4/10)[3]
SPIN 7/10 stars[4]
CYAN mag 7.5/10 stars[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Bang Bang Bang" (featuring Q-Tip and MNDR) Amanda Warner, Kamaal Fareed, Nick Hodgson, Mark Ronson , Alex Greenwald, Homer Steinweiss, Peter Wade Keusch 3:53
2. "Lose It (In the End)" (featuring Ghostface Killah and Alex Greenwald) Jonathan Pierce, Dennis Coles, Alex Greenwald, Nick Movshon, Mark Ronson 2:25
3. "The Bike Song" (featuring Kyle Falconer and Spank Rock) Dave McCabe, Naeem Juwan Hanks, Homer Steinweiss, Victor Axelrod, Thomas Brenneck, Mark Ronson 4:25
4. "Somebody to Love Me" (featuring Boy George and Andrew Wyatt) Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt, Mark Ronson, Cathy Dennis, Alex Greenwald, Jason Sellards, Keinan Warsame, Nick Movshon 4:58
5. "You Gave Me Nothing" (featuring Rose Elinor Dougall and Andrew Wyatt) Mark Ronson, Jonathan Pierce 4:00
6. "The Colour of Crumar"   Mark Ronson 1:28
7. "Glass Mountain Trust" (featuring D'Angelo) Michael Archer, Anthony Rossomando, Mark Ronson 3:46
8. "Circuit Breaker"   Mark Ronson, Alex Greenwald, Shimon Nolfo 4:24
9. "Introducing the Business" (featuring Pill and London Gay Men's Chorus) Tyrone Rivers, Alex Greenwald, Mark Ronson, Victor Axelrod, Thomas Brenneck 3:42
10. "Record Collection" (featuring Simon Le Bon and Wiley) Nick Hodgson, Richard Kylea Cowie, Alex Greenwald, Mark Ronson 3:49
11. "Selector"   Mark Ronson & Alex Greenwald 1:06
12. "Hey Boy" (featuring Rose Elinor Dougall and Theophilus London) Kai Fish, Theophilus London III 3:34
13. "Missing Words"   Mark Ronson, Alex Greenwald, Nick Movshon 1:29
14. "The Night Last Night" (featuring Rose Elinor Dougall and Alex Greenwald) Rose Elinor Dougall, Charles Waller, Alex Greenwald 4:24

Personnel[edit]

(All information provided by Mark Ronson's website)

Musicians[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Kamaal Fareed - lead vocals on "Bang, Bang, Bang"
  • Amanda Warner - lead vocals, keyboards & programming on "Bang, Bang, Bang"
  • Nick Hodgson - backing vocals on "Bang, Bang, Bang"
  • Ghostface Killah - lead vocals on "Lose It (In the End)"
  • Thomas Brenneck - lead guitar on "Lose It (In the End)", bass on "Heyboy"
  • Alex Greenwald - percussion on "Lose It (In the End)", keyboards on "Circuit Breaker" and "Record Collection", lead vocals on "The Night Last Night"
  • D'Angelo - lead vocals on "Glass Mountain Trust"
  • Kyle Falconer - lead vocals and bell ringing on "The Bike Song"
  • Spank Rock - lead vocals on "The Bike Song", co-vocals on "Sound of Plastic"
  • Nick Rhodes - keyboards on "Record Collection", all instruments on "Sound of Plastic"
  • Simon Le Bon - co-vocals on "Record Collection"
  • Boy George - Lead vocal on "Somebody to Love Me"
  • Teeko - turntablism on "Circuit Breaker"

Production credits[edit]

All tracks produced by Mark Ronson except "Sound of Plastic", produced by Nick Rhodes and Mark Ronson

Mixed by Tom Elmhirst assisted by Dan Parry at Metropolis Studios, London

Recorded by Thomas Brenneck and Vaughan Merrick at Dunham Studios, Brooklyn, New York except "Sound of Plastic", recorded and mixed by Joshua Blair at Sphere Studios, London

Additional engineering, editing and programming by Vaughan Merrick at 90 West Street, New York apart from "The Color of Crumar" (recorded by Ben Kane and D'angelo assisted by Chris Soper and mixed by Ben Kane at MSR Studios and Electric Lady Studios), "Selector" and "Missing Words" (recorded by Thomas Brenneck and Vaughan Merrick and mixed by Kennie Takahashi at Little Big Room, Los Angeles)

Mastered by Brian Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles

Executive producers: Dominic Treniere and Alex Greenwald

Album cover[edit]

The cover, credited to art directors Gerard Saint and Mat Maitland, made reference to several famous record covers, notably Rio by Duran Duran (whose members, Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes, appeared on the album).

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010)[8] Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart 6
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 61
Dutch Albums Chart 67
European Top 100 Albums[9] 9
Irish Albums Chart 16
New Zealand Albums Chart 33
Swiss Albums Chart 40
UK Albums Chart[10] 2
UK Download Chart[11] 1
US Billboard 200[12] 81

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Catalogue
Ireland[13] 24 September 2010 CD, digital download Columbia
United Kingdom[14] 27 September 2010 88697736332
Poland[15] 27 September 2010 65011089
United States[16] 28 September 2010
Canada

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Collar, Matt. Review: Record Collection. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-10-05.
  3. ^ Deusner, Stephen M. "Album Reviews: Mark Ronson: Record Collection". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved on 2010-10-14.
  4. ^ Dolan, Jon. "Mark Ronson & The Business Intl., 'Record Collection' (RCA) - SPIN - Albums - Critical Mass". SPIN. Retrieved 2012-06-02. 
  5. ^ "Crítica del disco" (Spanish) CYAN mag #14. CYAN mag. Retrieved on 2010-11-10.
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  8. ^ "Mark Ronson and The Business Intl - Record Collection - Music Charts". Acharts.us. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
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  10. ^ "Official UK Albums Top 100 - 10th March 2012 | The UK Charts | Top 40 | Official Charts Company". Theofficialcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  11. ^ "UK Single Downloads Top 40 - 10th March 2012 | The UK Charts | Top 40 | Official Charts Company". Theofficialcharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  12. ^ "Music Charts, Most Popular Music, Music by Genre & Top Music Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  13. ^ "iTunes - Music - Record Collection by Mark Ronson & The Business Intl". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-09-24. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  14. ^ "Record Collection". HMV. Retrieved 28 June 2009. 
  15. ^ "Record Collection". Empik. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
  16. ^ "Record Collection". Amazon. Retrieved 28 June 2009.