The Contino Sessions is the second album by British band Death in Vegas. It was released in 1999. As of July 2013 it was certified gold by British Phonographic Industry for 100,000 sold units in UK. In 2000 the album was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. "Dirge" – 5:44. Soul Auctioneer" – 5:59. Death Threat" – 4:50. Lever Street" – 3:39. Aladdin's Story" – 4:45.
The album which was named after the studio where Death in Vegas recorded most of their work is the crown on their career. It's an album full of surprises from one of the most interesting electronica groups to come out of the '90s. The production and arrangements from the duo Richard Fearless/Tim Holmes are combined with the greatness by guitarist Ian Button and bassist Mat Flint. It's a fine combination of their electronica sounds and the more rocking music . 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
Track 1-5 recorded at The Contino Rooms, London and Electric Lady Studios, NYC. Track 1-7 recorded at The Contino Rooms, London and The Strongroom, London. Tracks 1-1, 1-7 mixed at Orinoco, London. Tracks 1-2 to 1-6, 1-8, 1-9 mixed at The Contino Rooms, London. Dot Allison appears courtesy of Heavenly Records. Iggy Pop appears courtesy of Virgin Records America Inc. Ali Friend appears courtesy of Warp Records. Jim Reid appears courtesy of Creation Records.
The Contino Sessions. Pop Rock Death in Vegas. Band Name Death in Vegas. Album Name The Contino Sessions. Released date September 1999. Labels The Lab. Music StylePop Rock. Members owning this album2.
The band's second album, The Contino Sessions (1999), marked a slight change in direction with more attention to live instrumentation than their first and the inclusion of guest vocalists (including Dot Allison, Bobby Gillespie, Iggy Pop, and Jim Reid). Although predominantly rock-influenced, the album still retained some electronic elements, in particular the opening track "Dirge" with its drum. Death in Vegas' sixth studio album was released on 27 May 2016 on Fearless' "Drone" record label, featuring vocals by writer and sex symbol Sasha Grey.
This album At A Glance. The Contino Sessions by Death In Vegas (1999) Overall rank: 14,854th. Accolades: Top albums of 1999 (319th). Top albums of the 1990s (2,928th). Best albums of all time (14,854th). The Contino Sessions track list.
Album list Trans-Love Energies. The Contino Sessions. The Best of Death in Vegas.