WIRED Readers Raves 2000 (1 version)
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Title: WIRED Readers Raves 2000
Release type: Promo
Release date: 2000 (unknown date)
Format: CD (x1)
Number pressed: Unknown
Country: United States
Notes:
This is a promo for WIRED Magazine's Readers Raves awards, their "2nd annual readers' choice poll celebrating the people, products, and web sites igniting the world around us." Beck played an acoustic set at the awards ceremony on October 12, 2000 and is credited as being part of the "Raves Production Team". The inside cover of the CD says that "this limited edition CD featuring Beck was made especially for Wired's Readers Raves awards."

From the liner notes:
Beck Hansen, a Los Angeles native, released his first single, "Loser" in 1993. An infectious slide guitar driven melody, the single's chorus of "I'm A loser baby, so why don't you kill me," became unavoidable. Beck released Mellow Gold, his Geffen/DGC Records debut, in early 1994 to critical acclaim.

After a successful year and half tour, Beck returned to the studio in January 1995, and emerged in the summer of 1996 with Odelay. The album won him two Grammys, for Best Alternative Performance and Best Male Vocal Performance.

November 1998 saw the release of Mutations, a more stripped down, somber album as compared to Beck's other major label offerings. In the summer of 1998, Beck began recording songs for Midnight Vultures [sic] at his home. It's [sic] familiar sounding in that it's uniquely Beck - from the Stax-Volt hornplay of "Sexx Laws" to the electric boogie beats of "Get Real Paid" to the southern fried futurism of "Milk & Honey."

1. Beautiful Way 
Bass: Beck Hansen
Engineer: Mickey Petralia
Guitar (Electric): Beck Hansen, Smokey Hormel
Guitar (Pedal Steel): Greg Leisz, Jay Dee Maness
Harmonica: Beck Hansen
keyboards: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Mix: Mickey Petralia
Produced by: Beck Hansen, Mickey Petralia
Programming: Mickey Petralia
Synthesizer: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Tambourine: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Vocals (Background): Beck Hansen, Beth Orton
Written by: Beck Hansen

2. Nobody's Fault But My Own 
Arrangement (Strings): David Campbell
Bass: Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Cello: Larry Corbett
Conductor: David Campbell
Engineer: John Sorensen, Nigel Godrich
Esraj: Fred Siciliano
Guitar: Beck Hansen
Mix: Nigel Godrich
Percussion: Joey Waronker
Piano: Beck Hansen
Produced by: Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
Sitar: Warren Klein
Tambura: Warren Klein
Viola: David Campbell
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

3. Tropicalia 
Bass: Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Drum Machine: Joey Waronker
Drums: Joey Waronker
Engineer: John Sorensen, Nigel Godrich
Flute: David Ralicke
Guitar (Acoustic): Smokey Hormel
Keyboard / Synthesizer: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Mix: Nigel Godrich
Organ: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Percussion: Joey Waronker, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., Smokey Hormel
Produced by: Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
Quica: Smokey Hormel
Trombone: David Ralicke
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

4. Deadweight 
Bass: Beck Hansen
Drum Machine: The Dust Brothers
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen
Guitar (Electric): Beck Hansen
keyboards: Beck Hansen
Mellotron: Beck Hansen
Organ: Beck Hansen
Produced by: Beck Hansen, The Dust Brothers
Scratching: The Dust Brothers
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen, John King, Mike Simpson

5. Jack-ass 
Bass: Beck Hansen
Electric Piano: Beck Hansen
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen
Guitar (Electric): Beck Hansen
Harmonica: Beck Hansen
Mix: Beck Hansen, The Dust Brothers
Produced by: Beck Hansen, The Dust Brothers
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen, John King, Mike Simpson
Xylophone: Beck Hansen

6. Lord Only Knows 
Bass: Beck Hansen
Drums: Joey Waronker
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen
Guitar (Electric): Beck Hansen
Mix: Beck Hansen, The Dust Brothers
Percussion: Joey Waronker
Produced by: Beck Hansen, The Dust Brothers
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Vocals (Scream): Mike Millius
Written by: Beck Hansen

7. Pay No Mind (Snoozer) 
Bass: Beck Hansen
Drums: David Harte
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen
Harmonica: Beck Hansen
Produced by: Rob Schnapf, Tom Rothrock
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

 
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