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XL Recordings boss Richard Russell announces guest-packed Everything Is Recorded album

18 January 2018, 16:07 | Written by Laurence Day

Richard Russell (founder of XL Recordings) has announced his debut album Everything Is Recorded, and it features a lot of famous faces.

Sampha, Giggs, Damon Albarn, Ibeyi, Obongjayar, Syd, Wiki, Kamasi Washington, Peter Gabriel, Owen Pallett, Infinite, Green Gartside, Rachel Zeffira, and more all contribute to the record. To mark the announcement, Russell has shared new number "Bloodshot Red Eyes" featuring Gartside and Infinite, with a video by Nick Walker.

The track links up with "Mountain Of Gold", "Close But Not Quite", and "Show Love" to preview the heavily collaborative LP. Everything Is Recorded was recorded at Russell's own Copper House studio in London.

As well as the album details, Russell has detailed a "major site-specific installation on two floors at the abandoned Savoy Cinema in Dalston, East London." This will feature a free exhibition of video artworks made in collaboration with Toby Ziegler, as well as the Everything Is Recorded collective's debut live show (with Sampha, Ibeya, Warren Ellis, Obongjayar, Rachel Zeffira, Infinite, and more joining Russell) on 15 February. There will also be open live rehearsals the public can visist, as well as live broadcasts with NTS Radio. Find out more.


  1. Intro
  2. Close But Not Quite (ft. Sampha)
  3. She Said (feat. Obongjayar and Kamasi Washington)
  4. Wet Looking Road (ft. Giggs)
  5. Mountains Of Gold (ft. Sampha, Ibeyi, Wiki, and Kamasi Washington)
  6. Show Love (ft. Syd and Sampha)
  7. Echoes In The Bone - Interlude (ft. Rachel Zeffira)
  8. Bloodshot Red Eyes (ft. Infinite and Green Gartside)
  9. Cane (ft. Ibeyi)
  10. Purify - Interlude (ft. Infinite and Peter Gabriel)
  11. Be My Friend (ft. Infinite)
  12. Everything Is Recorded (ft. Sampha and Owen Pallett)
Everything Is Recorded is out 16 February via XL Recordings.
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