Ultra Payloaded

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Ultra Payloaded
Ultra Payloaded album cover by Satellite Party.jpg
Studio album by Satellite Party
Released May 29, 2007
Recorded 2005–2007
Genre Alternative rock
Electronica
Length 47:50
Label Columbia
Producer Perry Farrell, Nuno Bettencourt (co-producer), Steve Lillywhite executive producer
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Kerrang 4/5 stars
Metacritic 59/100 link
Music Box 3/5 stars link
NME 3/10 stars link
Q 3/5 stars
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars link

Ultra Payloaded is the only studio album by American alternative rock band Satellite Party, released on May 29, 2007 on Columbia Records. Co-produced by Perry Farrell and Nuno Bettencourt, the album was preceded by the single, "Wish Upon a Dog Star".

The album features contributions from artists such as John Frusciante and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas, former Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam drummer Jack Irons, Joy Division/New Order bass guitarist Peter Hook, Porno for Pyros guitarist Peter DiStefano, Hybrid, Thievery Corporation, and finally a pre-recorded vocal performance provided by Jim Morrison. There is also a 30 piece orchestra on four of the tracks, led by Harry Gregson-Williams. The full album was leaked on May 22.

The album entered the charts at #91 on the Billboard 200 with about 8,000 copies sold.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wish Upon A Dog Star" (featuring Hybrid) – 4:45 (Farrell, Healings, Hook, Truman)
  2. "Only Love, Let's Celebrate" – 3:50 (Farrell, Ferakis, Zesses)
  3. "Hard Life Easy" – 4:13 (Farrell, Frusciante, Flea)
  4. "Kinky" (featuring Hybrid) – 4:01 (Farrell, Healings, Hook, Truman)
  5. "The Solutionists" (featuring Thievery Corporation) – 4:23 (Farrell, Thievery Corporation)
  6. "Awesome" (featuring Hybrid) – 4:26 (Farrell, Healings, Truman)
  7. "Mr. Sunshine" – 4:20 (Farrell, The Bee Gees)
  8. "Insanity Rains" – 3:28 (Farrell, Bettencourt)
  9. "Milky Ave" – 4:28 (Farrell, Flea)
  10. "Ultra Payloaded Satellite Party" – 5:27 (Farrell)
  11. "Woman in the Window" (featuring Jim Morrison) – 4:00 (Farrell)
  12. "Nightbloom" (iTunes bonus track) – 4:12 (Farrell)

Personnel[edit]

  • Perry Farrell – lead vocals, programming (2, 3, 5, 7, 9-11), string arrangement (3)
  • Nuno Bettencourt – lead guitar (1-10), bass guitar (2, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11), keyboards (2, 3, 4, 8, 9), string arrangement (3, 6, 9), organ and piano (11), backing vocals
  • Kevin Figueiredo – drums
  • Etty Lau Farrell – backing vocals
  • Carl Restivo – backing vocals (8, 10), additional 808 programming, bass guitar (live)
  • Peter DiStefano – acoustic guitar (1, 4, 6)
  • John Frusciante – guitar (3)
  • Flea – bass guitar (3, 9)
  • Peter Hook – bass guitar (1, 4)
  • Fergie – backing vocals (1, 10)
  • Hybrid – programming (1, 4, 6)
  • Thievery Corporation – programming (5)
  • Jim Morrison – vocals (11)
  • Jack Irons – drums (uncredited)
  • Harry Gregson-Williams – string arrangement, conducting (5, 6, 7, 10, 11) [The Satellite Strings Orchestra]
  • Suze DeMarchi – backing vocals (1–3, 5, 8)
  • Dan Chase – percussion (2, 3)
  • Joey Heredia – percussion (2, 3, 7, 10)
  • Kenneth Crouch – piano (3, 7)
  • Milen Kirov – piano (1)
  • Jamie Mahoberac – keyboards (3)
  • Tim Pierce – guitars (5)
  • Anthony J. Resta – programming
  • Daniel Sternbaum – engineering
  • Scott Wiley – engineering (1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10)
  • Anthony "Rocky" Gallo – engineering and mixing (1–3, 11), additional tracking (11)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Katie Hasty, "R. Kelly Flirts His Way To No. 1 Album Chart Debut", Billboard.com, June 6, 2007.