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Monkey: Journey To The West album liner notes

Vocals:

Monkey: Fei Yang
Flying Fish, Princess Iron Fan Servant & Queen Mother of Heaven: Zeng Li
Star Fish: Tang Ling
Dragon King: Wang Wei
Fairy Maidens: Fan Zhuqing, Wang Yingsi, Zhang Wei, Xu Xiouxia, Fan Tongzhou, Dou Wing
Guan Yin: Jia Ruhan
Sandy: He Zijun
Spider Woman: Zhou Haolu
Pigsy: Xu Keija, Gisele Edwards
Princess Iron Fan: Tang Ling
Mountain Village Singers (Disappearing Volcano): Miao Village outside of Phoenix City, Central Part of China, Huan Province 8AM


Orchestra:

Violins: Oli Langford, Kotono Sato, Stella Page, Antonia Pagulatos
Cellos: Isabelle Dunn, Wayne Urquhart
Bass: Al Mobbs, Rory Mcfarlane
Trumpet: Henri Deléger
Trombone: Guillaume Milliére
Bass Trombone: Josquin Chuffart
Tuba: Frederic Marillier
Jews Harp, Musical Saw, Claps, Percussion Synth, Omnichord, Tam Tam: David Coulter
Ondes Martenot, Cristal Baschet & Glass Harmonica: Thomas Bloch
Piano: Hannah Loach
Keyboards & Piano: Mike Smith
Cor Anglais: Kate St John
Pipas: Cheng Yu, Wang Weiping, Xie Qing
Zhongruans: Chuang Cheng-Ying, Zeng Zhen
Zheng: Xiao Ran
Erhu: Li Fuhua
Drum Reception (Monkey's World): Railway station 5AM (Phoenix City - China)


Choir:

Beijing Tianyuan Chorus Choir: Li Min / Fu Haiyan / Gao Xingya / Liu Shanwen / Gao Qi / Li Limei / Sun Shaolan / Liu Tang / Shan Lianmeng / Fu Jihai / Xie Yiman / Cui Hua / Zhao Changjuan / Wu Pei / Song Dong / Li Chujian / Cong Ruilin / Li Xiang / Li Kang / Zhang Tianpu / Wang Wei / Zhang Yunfei / Zhao Yulong / Wu Jian / Li Mingzhu / Song Xuewei / Liu Chunxi / Tian Hao / Guan Wenqing / Li Yunkuan
UK Choir: Rosie Bell, Jennifer John, Sarah Villaraus, Juliet Russell, Jonathan John,
Paul Gladstone Reid, Francois Testory, Wayne Hernandez


 
Words: Chen Shi-Zheng
Illustrations by: J.C. Hewlett

Based on the opera Monkey: Journey To The West.
Conceived Written & Directed by Chen Shi-Zheng.
Composed by Damon Albarn.
Visual Concept, Design & Animation by Jamie Hewlett.

Recorded & Mixed by: Jason Cox
Programming by: Stephen Sedgwick
Musical Director: David Coulter
Live Recording Supervision: Mike Smith
Recorded at: Studio 13 (London), Hear Heart (Beijing), Chinese Conservatory of Music Studio (Beijing), Chinese National Orchestra studio (Beijing)
Mastered by: John Davis at Alchemy
Published by: Chrysalis Music Ltd

Beijing Recording, March 2008: Zhen Zeng - Translator & Coordinator. Cheng Ying Chuang – Translation & Vocal Coach. Susie Sun & Beijing Yihai Tianyuan Culture Company Ltd – Fixer & Co-ordination.

Additional Design by Kate Mclauchlan, Adam Gale & Zombie Flesh Eaters.
Additional Adaptation and Literary Consultation: Liao Weitang. Brushstroke calligraphy by Jia Li.

Special Thanks: Alex Poots & Manchester International Festival, Jean Luc Choplin & Théâtre du Châtelet, Chris Morrison, Steve Heaver, Hannah Claxton and Tanyel Vahdettin at CMO Management, Kersti Bergstrom, Cara Speller, Mike Robinson, James Coore, Anthony Dillon, Seb Monk and Glyn Dillon at Zombie, Christine Gettins, Craig Duffy, Richard Bray, Charly Allen, Ya-Ting Yvonne Lin, Demon Strings, Sense of Sound Choir, Chinese Silk String Quartet.

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