Tribute  [Bonus Track]

Tribute [Bonus Track]

by John NewmanJohn Newman


Singer, songwriter, and producer John Newman broke through with lead vocals on two 2012 U.K. hits by Rudimental. He presented himself as a soul-inspired shouter wise beyond his years. The following May, he released his debut solo single, "Love Me Again" -- cathartic, bulky, modern soul outfitted with the works, including a racing breakbeat, a furiously played piano riff, darting and beaming horns, singing strings, a screaming chorus, and even a little wriggling guitar that recalled the Supremes' "You Keep Me Hanging On." In the U.K., it went to number one and went platinum, and the follow-up single, the slightly less forceful "Cheating," peaked at number nine. The ensuing album, Tribute, would presumably offer those hits and more of Newman's all-out, ear-splitting breakup songs. Does it ever. If Newman didn't have his voice, used almost exclusively for in-the-red confrontations and testimonies, the outlet for his grief might be something equally extreme, like skimboarding, street luge, or some form of demolition work. As one line in "Runnin'" goes, "I'm a hurricane that ain't stoppin'." While at just short of 50 minutes, Tribute is concise by the early-2010s standard, its unflagging succession of belters is impressive, delivered with a supreme level of grieving conviction and hefty productions seemingly designed for the sake of filling stadiums and megachurches. In small doses, Newman's work here provides quite an impassioned jolt. [Tribute was also released with a bonus track, "Day One."]

Product Details

Release Date: 01/07/2014
Label: Republic
UPC: 0602537672219
catalogNumber: 001991902

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Newman   Primary Artist,Organ,Synthesizer,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Mellotron,Tubular Bells
Steve Booker   Keyboards
Nick Cooper   Cello
Garfield Jackson   Viola
Chris Laurence   Double Bass
Rita Manning   Violin
Troy Miller   Drums
Robert Smissen   Viola
Cathy Thompson   Violin
Michael Kearsey   Trombone
Philippa Ibbotson   Violin
David Daniels [cello]   Cello
David Juritz   Violin
Mike Spencer   Bass,Drums,Keyboards
Alice Pratley   Violin
London Metropolitan Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Sharlene Hector   Background Vocals
Robin Mullarkey   Bass
Izzi Dunn   Cello
Joe Auckland   Trumpet
Trevor Mires   Trombone
Derrick McIntyre   Bass,Drums
Simon Willescroft   Tenor Saxophone
Mark Brown   Saxophone
Tim Baxter   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Nicol Thomson   Trombone
Ralph de Souza   Violin
Joel Hunter   Viola
Katherine Gowers   Violin
Ant Whiting   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Daniel Carpenter   Trumpet
James Hunt   Baritone Saxophone
Simon Lea   Drums
Michelle John   Background Vocals
Nichol Thomson   Trombone
Leo Taylor   Drums
Emily Phillips   Percussion,Tambourine
Leonn Meade   Choir Director
Rob Mullarkey   Bass
Ross Ewart   Guitar
Ben Edwards   Trumpet
Dom Pipkin   Piano
Ella Eyre   Background Vocals
Beth Aggett   Background Vocals
Anna Straker   Background Vocals
Seb Berrios   Guitar
Oliver Daldry   Background Vocals
Christian Gulino   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Steve Booker   Composer,Programming,Producer,Vocal Producer
Mike Spencer   Programming,Producer,Additional Production
Steve Mac   Composer
Richard Wilkinson   Composer
Wayne Hector   Composer
Tim Woodcock   Composer
Ian Sherwin   Engineer
Rob Smith   Programming
Liz Horsman   Programming
Nick Hodgson   Composer
Andy Brown   Orchestra Director
Tim Baxter   String Arrangements
Ant Whiting   Composer,Programming,Producer
Benjamin Levin   Composer
Robbie Nelson   Engineer
Ali Tennant   Vocal Producer
Kate Gibb   Prints
Leonn Meade   Vocal Arrangements
Antonio Rizello   Programming
John Newman   Composer,Programming,Producer,String Arrangements,Brass Arrangment
Sam Kennedy   Engineer,Vocal Engineer

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