Johnny Flynn: Been Listening
CD: Trasgressive Records/TRANS113US, 7th June 2010
Anna plays the lead guitar on The Prizefighter and The Heiress (track 11).
Johnny Flynn is a British singer and songwriter, the leader of the folk-rock and London-based band Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Witt. Been Listening is their second album, released also in a 2-disc special edition and on vinyl. In October 2009 Anna Calvi had supported Flynn on tour.
12″ single: Just Isn’t Music/ZEN12342, 22nd October 2012
A side: The Wall by Anna Calvi, originally by The Invisible.
The Invisible are a British band based in London. They released three studio albums. Anna collaborated with them also in their third album Patience. Dave Okumu, band’s singer and guitarist provided the backing vocals on No More Words, one of the tracks of Anna’s first album.
Noah And The Whale: Heart Of Nowhere
CD: Mercury/602537343331, 6th May 2013
Anna sings in the title track Heart Of Nowhere (track 2).
Noah and The Whale are a British rock band from Twickenham. Heart of Nowhere is their last and fourth album.
CD: Naïve Records/NV832061, 29th September 2014
Give My Love To London is the 20th solo album of the British singer. Many artists collaborated in Marianne’s LP: Nick Cave, Roger Waters, Brian Eno and Steve Earle among the others. The song Falling Back (track 7) is composed by Marianne Faithfull with Anna Calvi, who also provides backing vocals on this track and on The Price Of Love (track 6).
claRa aparRicio yoldi: Zoom In/Iconosfera
Anna Calvi collaborated with the Spanish video artist ‘claRa apaRicio yoldi’ in two projects. Anna provides guitar in the video Zoom In and backing vocals in the video Iconosfera. The music is written by Mally Harpaz, Anna’s long time musician.
Videos available online here: www.aclararte.com/videoart.html
Amanda Palmer with Jherek Bischoff: Blackstar
Anna plays the guitar and duets with Amanda Palmer covering the song Blackstar by David Bowie. It was released in a digital EP titled Strung in Heaven – A Bowie Tribute. Blackstar was recorded in London at Bruce Grove Studios, engineered by Alex Thomas. This EP was later physically released in a special vinyl limited edition for the Record Store Day on the Black Friday in 2016.
The Invisible: Patience
CD: Ninja Tune/ZENCD229, 10th January 2016
Anna sings on Love Me Again (track 6). Patience is the third album of the British band The Invisible, with which Anna has previously collaborated.
Mally Harpaz: Zoom In Zoom Out
Anna Calvi sings on Voices and Not Without Pain (tracks 1 and 9). She also plays the guitar on Zoom In, Zoom In (live version) and Out From Under The Shadow (tracks 3, 7 and 8).
On 5th April 2019 Mally Harpaz, Anna’s long time friend and collaborator, released her first solo album. Mally is a very talented multi-instrumentalist and in her discographical debut she also guests many other interesting artists such as ClaRa ApaRicio Yoldi, James Marples, Hazel Iris, Aurora Del Río… You can order Zoom In Zoom Out here, and you can join some clips on Mally’s official Facebook Page.
If you want to know more about Mally Harpaz you can read my interview to her: http://annacalvi.altervista.org/mally-harpaz-my-exclusive-interview/
Jeff Goldblum: I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This
1st November 2019
On 1st November 2019 Jeff Goldblum has released his second jazz album entitled I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This, with the Midred Snitzer Orchestra and for Decca Records. The tracklist contains several collaborations, but for us is surely remarkable the participation of Anna Calvi on the song Broken English, a cover of Marianne Faithfull’s composition, originally appeared on her 1979 homonymic album. Anna has revealed that the actor asked her to be on his album with an email.
Melt Yourself Down: Born in the Manor
3rd August 2020
The London-based band Melt Yourself Down have reworked one song from their last album 100% Yes, published on 27 March 2020. The new version of their track entitled Born in the Manor (dedicated to the Grenfell Tower tragedy occurred in North Kensington three years ago and in which 72 people lost their life) features a spoken word verse by Shabaka Hutchins and a ‘stunning guitar solo’ by Anna Calvi.