Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM (1 version)
Type: Side Project
 
     
   
 Beck produced and wrote this album, essentially a collaboration with Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Charlotte told the story about their working together:

"I really respect his work, so when I asked him I didn't expect him to say yes. We met up in the studio and he said we'd have to see if it worked well together for the both of us. We started by doing three songs together and then realized we had good musical chemistry.

The album was made bit by bit at his house in Los Angeles. At each stage, it took a new direction. I went to see him and I had just had a serious accident and had to do some MRI scans. [IRMs. -ed.] I felt like the best way for me to personally involve myself in the album was to speak about that and make music about it.

I really wanted to find a musical element to [MRIs]. Beck's response was that he couldn't think of something more exciting. He would start off with a rhythm and that's why my father's percussion album was important. The beginning of every song originated from a rhythm he had either recorded before, or I saw him creating. It was really magical getting that understanding of how he wrote and composed songs. It was so easy for him. He would go away with his notebook and then come up with stuff, just like that.
 
 
   
CDs
cd version a    
   
 
Title: IRM
Release type: Retail
Release date: Unknown date
Format: CD (x1)
Number pressed: Unknown

1. Master's Hands 
Banjo: Matt Mahaffey
Bass: Drew Brown
Drum Programming: Beck Hansen, Drew Brown
Guitar: Beck Hansen
Percussion: Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Produced by: Beck Hansen
Vocals: Charlotte Gainsbourg
Written by: Beck Hansen

2. IRM 
Bass: Beck Hansen
Drum Programming: Beck Hansen, Drew Brown
Drums: Brian Lebarton, James Gadson, Joey Waronker, Matt Sherrod
Keyboard / Synthesizer: Beck Hansen
Percussion: Alex Acuna
Produced by: Beck Hansen
Vocals: Charlotte Gainsbourg
Vocals (Background): Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

3. Le Chat Du Café Des Artistes 
Bass: Beck Hansen
Conductor: David Campbell
Drums: James Gadson, Joey Waronker
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen
Guitar (Electric): Beck Hansen
Keyboard / Synthesizer: Beck Hansen
Original Performance: Jean-Pierre Ferland
Percussion: Beck Hansen
Piano: Beck Hansen
Produced by: Beck Hansen
String Arrangement: David Campbell
Vocals: Charlotte Gainsbourg
Written by: Jean-Pierre Ferland, Michel Robidoux

4. In The End 
Bass: Bram Inscore
Celeste: Bram Inscore, Brian Lebarton
Conductor: David Campbell
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen, Jason Falkner
Produced by: Beck Hansen
String Arrangement: David Campbell
Vocals: Charlotte Gainsbourg
Written by: Beck Hansen

5. Heaven Can Wait 
Bass: Beck Hansen, Brian Lebarton
Drums: Matt Sherrod
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen
Guitar (Electric): Beck Hansen
Percussion: Beck Hansen, Brian Lebarton
Piano: Beck Hansen
Produced by: Beck Hansen
Saxophone: David Ralicke
Saxophone (Tenor): Matt Demeritt
Trombone: David Ralicke
Trumpet: Chris Bautista
Vocals: Beck Hansen, Charlotte Gainsbourg
Written by: Beck Hansen

6. Me And Jane Doe 
Drums: Joey Waronker
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen
Guitar (Electric): Beck Hansen
Marimba: Beck Hansen, Brian Lebarton
Percussion: Beck Hansen, Brian Lebarton, Joey Waronker
Produced by: Beck Hansen
Recorder: Beck Hansen
Vocals: Charlotte Gainsbourg
Vocals (Background): Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

7. Vanities 
Bass: Bram Inscore
Conductor: David Campbell
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen
Harp: Monique McGuffin
Produced by: Beck Hansen
String Arrangement: David Campbell
Vocals: Charlotte Gainsbourg
Written by: Beck Hansen

8. Time Of The Assassins 
Bass: Bram Inscore
Conductor: David Campbell
Drums: Joey Waronker
Guitar: Jason Falkner
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen
Produced by: Beck Hansen
String Arrangement: David Campbell
Synthesizer: Brian Lebarton
Vocals: Charlotte Gainsbourg
Vocals (Background): Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

9. Trick Pony 
Bass: Beck Hansen
Drums: Ben Attal
Guitar (Electric): Beck Hansen
Percussion: Beck Hansen
Produced by: Beck Hansen
Vocals: Charlotte Gainsbourg
Vocals (Background): Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

10. Greenwich Mean Time 
Bass: Beck Hansen, Brian Lebarton
Celeste: Brian Lebarton
Drum Machine: Brian Lebarton
Drums: Joey Waronker
Flute: Charlotte Gainsbourg
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen
Percussion: Beck Hansen, Joey Waronker
Piano: Beck Hansen
Produced by: Beck Hansen
Vocals: Charlotte Gainsbourg
Vocals (Background): Beck Hansen
Vocals (Spoken): Alice Attal
Written by: Beck Hansen, Charlotte Gainsbourg

11. Dandelion 
Bass: Bram Inscore
Conductor: David Campbell
Drums: Joey Waronker
Guitar (Electric): Beck Hansen
Produced by: Beck Hansen
Saxophone: David Ralicke
Saxophone (Tenor): Matt Demeritt
String Arrangement: David Campbell
Trombone: David Ralicke
Trumpet: Chris Bautista
Vocals: Charlotte Gainsbourg
Written by: Beck Hansen

12. Voyage 
Bass: Beck Hansen
Conductor: David Campbell
Drums: Joey Waronker
Effects: Drew Brown
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen
keyboards: Beck Hansen
Percussion: Alex Acuna, Brian Lebarton, Joey Waronker
Produced by: Beck Hansen
String Arrangement: David Campbell
Vocals: Charlotte Gainsbourg
Written by: Beck Hansen

13. La Collectioneuse 
Conductor: David Campbell
Drums: James Gadson
Effects: Drew Brown
Keyboard / Synthesizer: Drew Brown
Keyboard Bass: Beck Hansen
Percussion: Brian Lebarton
Piano: Brian Lebarton, Charlotte Gainsbourg
Produced by: Beck Hansen
String Arrangement: David Campbell
Vocals: Charlotte Gainsbourg
Vocals (Background): Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen, Guillaume Apollinaire

14. Looking Glass Blues 
Bass: Bram Inscore
Drums: Joey Waronker
Engineer: Darrell Thorp, Drew Brown
Guitar (Electric): Beck Hansen
Produced by: Beck Hansen
Vocals: Charlotte Gainsbourg
Written by: Beck Hansen

 
Dandelion