Nico (album)

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Nico
Blind Melon Nico.jpg
Compilation album by Blind Melon
Released November 12, 1996
Recorded 1991–March 7, 1995
Genre Alternative rock
Length 41:02
Label Capitol
Producer Blind Melon, Andy Wallace, Mike Napolitano
Blind Melon chronology
Soup
(1995)Soup1995
Nico
(1996)
For My Friends
(2008)For My Friends2008
Singles from Nico
  1. "Soul One"
    Released: 1996
  2. "The Pusher"
    Released: 1996
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Nico is a compilation album by American rock band Blind Melon, released in 1996 by Capitol Records. The album was released after lead singer Shannon Hoon's cocaine overdose that resulted in his death in 1995. The album was named for his daughter, Nico Blue, and the proceeds arising from album sales were placed in a college trust for her. It features unreleased tracks, recordings started by Hoon and finished by the band, unreleased versions of previous songs ("No Rain" and "St. Andrew's Hall") and the cover songs "The Pusher" (Steppenwolf) and "John Sinclair" (John Lennon).

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Blind Melon except "The Pusher" (Hoyt Axton, with additional lyrics by Shannon Hoon) and "John Sinclair" (John Lennon).

  1. "The Pusher" – 3:06
    • Recorded in Mammoth Mountain, California, April 1994.
  2. "Hell" – 2:02
    • Recorded at Kelsey's Playground, Lafayette, Indiana, 1993.
  3. "Soup" – 3:09
    • Recorded at Kingsway Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 1994, during the "Soup" sessions.
  4. "No Rain" [Ripped Away Version] – 2:25
    • Recorded at Bullet Sound Studio, The Netherlands, November 10, 1993.
  5. "Soul One" – 3:15
    • Demo, recorded at Downtown Rehearsal, Los Angeles, California, 1991.
  6. "John Sinclair" – 3:36
    • Recorded at Riversound Studio, New York City, March 7, 1995.
  7. "All That I Need" – 2:50
    • Recorded in Mammoth Mountain, California, April 1994.
  8. "Glitch" – 3:20
    • Recorded at Kelsey's Playground, Lafayette, Indiana, 1993.
  9. "Life Ain't So Shitty" – 1:50
    • Recorded in a St. Louis hotel room, 1994.
  10. "Swallowed" – 3:45
    • Recorded at Kingsway Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 1994, during the "Soup" sessions.
  11. "Pull" – 3:28
    • Recorded at Kingsway Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 1995, during the "Soup" sessions.
  12. "St. Andrew's Hall" – 3:36
    • Recorded in various hotel rooms during the 1994 U.S. tour.
  13. "Letters from a Porcupine" – 1:54
    • Recorded on Christopher Thorn's answering machine by Shannon Hoon, calling from home in Lafayette, Indiana, 1994.

The Japanese edition of the album contained the bonus song "Three Is a Magic Number" as track 14, originally released on the Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks album.

Personnel[edit]

  • Blind Melon - Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • David Michael Dill - Engineer
  • Shannon Hoon - Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals, Engineer
  • Ken Lomas - Engineer, Assistant Engineer
  • Brad Smith - Bass, Dumbek, Flute, Conga, Vocals (background), Double Bass
  • Rogers Stevens - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Conga, Guitar (Electric), Organ (Hammond), Shaker
  • Miles Tackett - Cello
  • Andy Wallace - Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • Howie Weinberg - Mastering
  • Glen Graham - Dumbek, Percussion, Conga, Drums, Mellotron, Hi Hat
  • Liz Heller - Executive Producer
  • Tommy Steele - Art Direction
  • Jean Krikorian - Design
  • Mike Napolitano - Producer, Assistant Engineer, Mixing
  • Christopher Thorn - Guitar (Acoustic), Banjo, Guitar, Tambourine, Bells, Mellotron, Lap *Steel Guitar, Feedback
  • Jeffery Fey - Art Direction
  • Danny Clinch - Harmonica, Photography
  • Leo Rossi - Technical Advisor
  • Lyle Eaves - Engineer
  • Stephen Moses - Trombone
  • Chris Jones - Executive Producer
  • John Burton - Engineer

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