Albums

Anna Calvi

(Domino Records/WIGCD260S), 17 January 2011 (UK)

1. Rider To The Sea / 2. No More Words / 3. Desire / 4. Suzanne & I / 5. First We Kiss / 6. The Devil / 7. Blackout / 8. I’ll Be Your Man / 9. Morning Light / 10. Love Won’t Be Leaving

Released also on a digipack edition: WIGGCD260.

The album was sold on the website Rough Trade with a second bonus disc where were included some instrumental songs by classical authors, personally selected by Anna (see in Promos).

Also available on vinyl (Domino Records/WIGLP260).

The Japanese version (Domino Records/WIGCD260J – Hostess Entertainment Unlimited/HSE10104) of the debut album was released in a digipack edition and disc prints identical to the EU release but the CD contains two extra tracks: 11. Moulinette and 12. Jezebel. These two songs are indicated on the OBI strip but in a wrong order. This release contains also an extra booklet with the lyrics in Japanese and English (here the tracklisting is correct), a really unusual bonus because Anna never includes the lyrics of the songs in her releases (it was probably an initiative by the Japanese division of Domino).

Lyrics and music by Anna Calvi. Vocals, guitar, piano, bass, violin, organ by Anna Calvi; drums (tracks 3-6, 8, 9) by Daniel Maiden-Wood; drums (tracks 2, 7, 10), harmonium, and percussion by Mally Harpaz; vocals (tracks 3, 4) and piano (track 3) by Brian Eno; vocals (track 2) by Dave Okumu. Engineered by Peter Deimen with assistance from David Odlum; produced by Anna Calvi, Pritpar Sool and Rob Ellis; mixed and mastered by Chris Potter; engineered and recorded at Black Box Studios; further recordings on tracks 1-9 at Vale Studios, Worcestershire; mastered at Electric Mastering. Photographs by Emma Nathan; design by Anna Calvi and Emma Nathan; layout by Matt Cooper.

The album is dedicated to Claudio Calvi.

 

 

One Breath

(Domino Records/WIGCD284), 7 October 2013

1. Suddenly / 2. Eliza / 3. Piece By Piece / 4. Cry / 5. Sing To Me / 6. Tristan / 7. One Breath / 8. Love Of My Life / 9. Carry Me Over / 10. Bleed Into Me / 11. The Bridge

The Limited Edition Box Set (Domino Records/WIGCD284XB) contains the CD version, an art print and a 7″ vinyl single with two exclusive songs: Endless World and 1970s Wind.

The LP version (Domino Records/WIGLP284) was also released in a special limited edition with the same bonus vinyl (and the exclusive art print) included in the CD box set. Download codes included. 
180g heavyweight virgin vinyl.

First copies pre-ordered directly from Domino were signed by Anna Calvi.

The Japanese version (Domino Records/WIGCD284J – Hostess Entertainment Unlimited/HSE10139) of the second album by Anna was released in a digipack edition and disc prints identical to the EU release but the CD includes one bonus digital track, 1970s Wind, as MP3 256kbps download with a code included in a special download card, available from 22.10.2013 until 29.10.2014. This edition has got an OBI strip and an extra booklet with the lyrics in Japanese and English (again the only version of the album with the complete written transcription of the texts of her songs).

In 2014 One Breath was released in a limited edition digipack containing a second CD with the EP Strange Weather (Domino Records/WIGCD284X).

Lyrics and music by Anna Calvi. Vocals, guitar, piano, bass, violin, organ by Anna Calvi; bass by John Geider; drums, backing vocals, marimba, percussion by Daniel Maiden-Wood; marimba, vibraphone, harmonium, dulcimer by Mally Harpaz; synthetizer, organ, piano by John Baggot; backing vocals by Chad Stockslager; strings arranged by Anna Calvi and Fiona Brice; strings conducted by Fiona Brice; viola by Dmitry Kustanovich and Kristi Swanson; violin by Arthur Busby, Hayden Oliver, Jennifer Sweetman and Lisa Marie Vana; cello by Buffy Jacobs and Valorie Falge. Engineered by John Congleton with Peter Deimel; produced and mixed by John Congleton; recorded at Black Box Studios; mixed at Elmwood Recording. Photography [front/back] by Roger Deckker; photography [inside] by Emma Nathan; layout by Matt Cooper.

 

 

Live At Meltdown
(Domino Records/WIGLP380), 22 April 2017 (UK)

1. Sing To Me / 2. Rider To The Sea / 3. Blackout / 4. Suddenly / 5. Suzanne & I / 6. Wolf Like Me / 7. I’ll Be Your Man / 8. Strange Weather (with David Byrne) / 9. Desire / 10. Love Won’t Be Leaving / 11. Ghost Rider / 12. Vespers Movement 5The Bridge

Only available on double vinyl, it came with MP3 download card.

Anna Calvi: vocals and guitar; Mally Harpaz: harmonium, percussion, vibraphone; Ben Christophers: synths; Alex Thomas: drums; David Byrne: vocals on track 8. Voices of The Heritage Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley and arranged by Chris Wheeler, Peter Riley & Tom Trapp. Enginereed by Rich Burt; mixed by Adrian Hall. Photography by Nicholas Pomeroy; designed by Matthew Cooper.

Officially, this is the first full live album by Anna Calvi. It was released in the UK for the Record Store Day on 22nd April 2017, on a double red vinyl limited to 750 copies. Live At Meltdown was recorded on the evening of 22nd August 2015 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, in London. That year the annual festival was organized by David Byrne, who sang with Anna on Strange Weather. From the original tracklist are omitted two songs: Fire and Jezebel. During the concert Anna was joined on the stage by a 12-piece choir from The Heritage Orchestra.

 

 

 

Hunter

(Domino Records), 31 August 2018

1. As A Man / 2. Hunter / 3. Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy / 4. Indies Or Paradise / 5. Swimming Pool / 6. Alpha / 7. Chain / 8. Wish / 9. Away / 10. Eden

The CD version of the album (Domino Records/WIGCD354) is packaged in a mini-LP gatefold wallet and contains a printed inner sleeve, the copies ordered from Domino are signed by Anna. Published also on LP 180 gr black vinyl (Domino Records/WIGLP354).

The Limited Edition Red Vinyl (Domino Records/WIGLP354XM): 180 gr red coloured vinyl in high gloss gatefold sleeve with an exclusive and signed lithography. This version, signed by Anna, can be directly ordered from Domino Records.

The Japanese version (Domino Records/WIGCD354J – Hostess Entertainment Unlimited/HSE-1360) of Hunter was released on CD at the end of September in a digipack edition and disc prints identical to the EU release but with a bonus digital track, The Wild Coast, as MP3 256kbps download with a code included in a special download card. The Downloading will be available from 28.09.2018 until 27.09.2019. This edition has got an OBI strip and an extra booklet with the lyrics in Japanese and English (the only version of the album with the complete written transcription of the texts of her songs).

Lyrics and music by Anna Calvi. Anna Calvi: vocals, guitar, piano,synths, bass and percussion; Martyn Casey: bass; Adrian Utley: solina, moog synthesizer, oberheim synthesizer, mellotron, e-bow and swarmatron; Alex Thomas: drums and timpani; Mally Harpaz: glockenspiel, percussion, piano and vibraphone; Ming Vauz: bass, effects and synths; Fiona Brice: violin and strings arranged on track 8; Gillian Rivers: viola; Rachel Robson: viola; Ellie Stanford: violin; Gillian Rivers: violin; Vicky Matthews: cello; engineered by Mark Knight assisted by Isabel Gracefield and Josh Green; produced, recorded and mixed by Nick Launay; additional production by Anna Calvi on the track 8; recorded at Konk Studios in London; additional recording at Anna Calvi’s Studios in London, Nick’s Launmower Studios In Hollywierd, Ade’s House in Bristol assisted by TJ Allen; further production in Los Angeles; mixed at Sphere Studios in Los Angeles with Alejandro Baima as assistant engineer; mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Photography: Maisie Cousins; design: Matthew Cooper.

The record is dedicated to Adélaïde Golis.

 




Hunted

(Domino Records/WIGCD466), 6 March 2020

1. Swimming Pool featuring Julia Holter / 2. Hunter / 3. Eden featuring Charlotte Gainsbourg / 4. Away / 5. Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy featuring Courtney Barnett / 6. Wish featuring Joe Talbott (IDLES) / 7. Indies Or Paradise

Released on CD and also on a limited translucent red vinyl (Domino Records/WIGLP466) with a download code included.

Lyrics and music by Anna Calvi. Swimming Pool – vocals by Anna Calvi and Julia Holter, guitar by Anna Calvi, mixed by Kai Campos; Hunter – vocals, guitars and synths by Anna Calvi, mixed by Jimmy RobertsonEden – vocals by Anna Calvi and Charlotte Gainsbourg, guitars by Anna Calvi, mixed by Jimmy RobertsonAway – vocals and guitar by Anna Calvi, organ by Kai Campos, mixed by Kai Campos; Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy – vocals by Anna Calvi and Courtney Barnett, guitars by Anna Calvi, mixed by Kai Campos;  Wish – vocals by Anna Calvi and Joe Talbot, guitars by Anna Calvi, mixed by Jimmy Robertson;  Indies Or Paradise – vocals and guitar by Anna Calvi, mixed by Kai Campos. Produced by Anna Calvi and mastered by Barry Grint at Alchemy. Photography: Maisie Cousins; design: Matthew Cooper.