Blank Expression: A History Of Singles 1986-2016 | 2016

Nach 30 intensiven Jahren und mehr als 2 Millionen verkauften Tonträgern blickt PHILLIP BOA mit seiner ultimativen Werkschau „Blank Expression“ einerseits auf seine wichtigsten Singles zurück, und legt mit „Fresco“ ein brandneues Studioalbum mit 12 komplett unveröffentlichten Songs vor!
„Blank Expression“ – ein archetypisch zweideutiger PHILLIP BOA AND THE VOODOOCLUB-Albumtitel, wie er im Buche bzw. auf dem Cover steht. Ein Name, der sich in vielerlei Hinsicht interpretieren lässt; so wie fast alles, was der Indie-Lord und augenzwinkernde „Ex ½ Popstar“ (Boa über Boa) bisher abgeliefert hat: Die Entscheidung, ob es sich bei „Blank Expression“ um „völlige Ausdruckslosigkeit“, oder eben „den puren, unverfälschten Ausdruck“ handelt, überlässt der Voodooclub-Mastermind einmal mehr seinen treuen Hörern.

Release 16. September 2016 Capitol Records/Universal Music

DELUXE EDITION
CD1 A History of Singles
(newly compiled and carefully remastered from the original tapes)
CD2 New Album FRESCO (12 Songs)

DELUXE EDITION

2LP VINYL (180gr)
A History of Singles
(newly compiled and carefully remastered for Vinyl)
Gatefold Cover with printed Innersleeves

2LP VINYL (180gr)

LIMITED COLLECTOR’S BOX
CD1 A History of Singles
(newly compiled and carefully remastered from the original tapes)
CD2 New Album FRESCO (12 Songs)
CD3 Live 2013-2015
+ 10″ Vinyl (4 New Recordings of Classic Boa Songs)
+ Hardcover Book with Boa’s Original Diaries & More
+ Limited Autographed Print

LIMITED COLLECTOR’S BOX

STANDARD CD & 19xFile, AIFF, Compilation
A History of Singles
(newly compiled and carefully remastered from the original tapes)

STANDARD CD

Backgrounder
Artwork, Design – Jochen Nuyken
Booking [The Living Proof Agency] – Maik Struebe
Compiled By – Phillip Boa (tracks: CD1-1 to CD1-19)
Crew [Live Crew] – Georg Tuerk, Ian Brace, Polli
Crew [Merchandise] – Sven Affeld
Crew [Shop] – Sylvie Enger
Executive-Producer [Constrictor] – Phillip Boa (tracks: CD3-1 to CD3-14)
Management [Constrictor MD] – Paula Smith
Management [Constrictor] – Micha Boastuff
Management [General Manager Catalogue & Campaign, Universal Music] – Moritz Trapp
Management [Manager Creative Services, Universal Music] – Karola Stenschke
Management [Sales Marketing Manager, Universal Music] – Torge Schmidt
Management [Senior Director Catalogue, Universal Music] – Philippe Koenig
Mastered By – Eroc
Mastered By [Vinyl] – JP
Mixed By, Producer – Georg Tuerk (tracks: CD3-1 to CD3-6, CD3-8 to CD3-14), Boa* (tracks: CD3-1 to CD3-6, CD3-8 to CD3-14)
Photography By – Dirk Rudolph, Fred Stichnoth, Ole Bredenfoerder, Olaf Heine, Thomas Simon
Photography By [Front Cover Photo 10″ Vinyl] – Dirk Rudolph
Photography By [Front Cover Photo] – Fred Stichnoth
Photography By [Picture Card Photo] – Ole Bredenfoerder
Product Manager [Universal Music] – Patricia Stohmann
Recorded By – Georg Tuerk (tracks: CD3-1 to CD3-14)
Recorded By, Mixed By, Producer – David Vella (tracks: CD2-1 to CD2-12), Luuk Cox (tracks: CD2-1 to CD2-12), Phillip Boa (tracks: CD2-1 to CD2-12)
Remastered By – Eroc (tracks: CD1-1 to CD1-19)

Tracklist

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Blank Expression: A History Of Singles 1986-2016
1. This Is Michael
Producer, Mixed By – Tony Taverner
Written-By – Eickelmann, Boa, Lunda, Voodoo
3:17
2. Loyalty
Mixed By – Ian Grimble
Producer – Brian Viglione, David Vella, Phillip Boa
Written-By – Vella, Boa
4:01
3. I Dedicate My Soul To You
Mixed By – Dave Kitson, Felix Kendall
Producer – Eroc, Phillip Boa
Written-By – Eickelmann, Boa, Lunda, Voodoo, Hermann
3:31
4. Fine Art In Silver
Mixed By – Nigel Walker, Phillip Boa
Producer – Nigel Walker
Written-By – Boa, Lunda
3:29
5. Twisted Star
Producer, Mixed By – David Vella, Luuk Cox, Phillip Boa
Written-By – Vella, Boa, Pris, Toett
3:16
6. Love On Sale
Mixed By, Co-producer – Tony Visconti
Producer – Eroc, Phillip Boa
Written-By – Eickelmann, Boa, Lunda
3:51
7. Annie Flies The Lovebomber
Mixed By – Tony Visconti
Producer – Phillip Boa
Written-By – Eickelmann, Boa, Lunda, Voodoo
3:12
8. Standing Blinded On The Rooftops
Mixed By [Konk Studios] – Dougal Lott
Mixed By [Temple Studios] – David Vella, Luuk Cox
Producer – David Vella
Written-By – Vella, Boa, Toett
4:08
9. Albert Is A Headbanger
Producer, Mixed By – Jay Burnett, Phillip Boa
Written-By – Eickelmann, Boa, Lunda, Voodoo
2:58
10. Bells Of Sweetness
Producer, Mixed By – David Vella, Phillip Boa
Written-By – Boa
3:27
11. Kill Your Ideals
Producer, Mixed By – John Leckie
Written-By – Eickelmann, Boa, Lunda, Voodoo
3:57
12. Deep In Velvet
Producer, Mixed By – Georg Tuerk
Written-By – Boa, Lunda
3:47
13. Diamonds Fall
Producer [Pre-Production] – David Vella, Phillip Boa
Producer, Mixed By – Tobias Siebert
Written-By – Vella, Boa
4:08
14. Atlantic Claire
Producer, Mixed By – Phillip Boa, Tony Visconti
Written-By – Vella, Boa
4:08
15. Container Love
Producer, Mixed By – Tony Visconti
Written-By – Eickelmann, Boa, Lunda, Voodoo
3:52
16. Rome In The Rain
Mixed By – Black Pete, David Vella
Producer – Black Pete, David Vella, Phillip Boa
Written-By – Boa
3:53
17. Til The Day We Are Both Forgotten
Mixed By – Ian Grimble
Producer – Brian Viglione, David Vella, Phillip Boa
Written-By – Vella, Klemm, Boa, Lunda
4:05
18. And Then She Kissed Her
Producer, Mixed By – Craig Leon, Phillip Boa
Written-By – Eickelmann, Boa, Lunda
3:58
19. Kiss My Soul
Producer, Mixed By – Gareth Jones
Written-By – Boa
2:58
Blank Expression: Fresco – A Collection Of 12 New Songs
 1. Death Is A Woman
Drums [Live Drums] – Chris Tate
Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Electronic Drums [Electronic Percussion] – Oli Klemm
Mixed By – David Vella, Phillip Boa
Percussion, Arranged By – David Vella
Producer – David Vella
Vocals, Claves [African Clave] – Phillip Boa
Written-By – Vella, Klemm, Boa
3:08
2. Broke & Sons
Bass, Electronics [Electrostuff] – Maik T.
Drums [Live Drums] – Chris Mallia
Guitar [Verse Guitar-Colours] – Oli Klemm
Mixed By – Luuk Cox
Producer, Piano – David Vella
Vocals [Female Vocals, Chorus] – Pris
Vocals [Female Vocals, Verses] – Nadine
Vocals, Guitar [Guitars] – Phillip Boa
Written-By – Vella, Timmermann, Boa
3:49
3. Against The Sun
Acoustic Guitar – Alistair Abela
Drums [Live Drums In Parts] – Chris Tate
Guitar [Guitars] – Oli Klemm
Keyboards, Strings, Horns – Toett
Mixed By – Luuk Cox
Producer, Electronic Drums [Electronic Percussion], Bass – David Vella
Vocals [Female Vocals] – Nadine
Vocals, Guitar [Guitars], Percussion – Phillip Boa
Written-By – Vella, Boa, Toett
3:42
4. Twisted Star
Bass, Guitar, Drums – David Vella
Drums [Live Drums In Parts] – Chris Mallia
Keyboards, Strings – Toett
Producer, Mixed By – David Vella, Luuk Cox, Phillip Boa
Vocals [Female Vocals] – Pris
Vocals, Guitar [Guitars], Percussion – Phillip Boa
Written-By – Vella, Boa, Pris, Toett
3:16
5. Wanna No No
Backing Vocals – Mara, Svea
Instruments [Help] – Toett
Producer, Mixed By – Phillip Boa, Toett
Vocals – Phillip Boa, Pris
Written-By, Instruments [All Instruments] – Phillip Boa
3:48
6. Sisters Under The Sea
Drums [Live Drums In Parts] – Chris Mallia
Guitar [Guitars], Keyboards, Synth – Oli Klemm
Mixed By – Luuk Cox
Producer, Keyboards, Bass, Percussion – David Vella
Vocals [Female Vocals] – Pris
Vocals, Guitar – Phillip Boa
Written-By – Vella, Klemm, Boa, Pris
4:27
7. Blackout
Chorus [Chorus Vocals] – Pris
Guitar [Guitars] – Alistair Abela
Harpsichord [Cembalo], Strings [Philly Strings] – Toett
Mixed By – Luuk Cox
Oboe – George Cross
Producer, Bass, Guitar, Drums, Percussion – David Vella
Vocals [Verse Vocals] – Nadine
Vocals, Guitar [Guitars], Percussion – Phillip Boa
Written-By – Vella, Boa
3:23
8. Porno Nails
Backing Vocals [Female Backing Vocals] – Pris
Drums, Guitar [Guitars], Bass – Oli Klemm
Mixed By, Arranged By – David Vella
Producer – David Vella, Oli Klemm, Phillip Boa
Vocals [Female Vocals] – Nadine
Vocals, Guitar, Drums [Voodoo Drums] – Phillip Boa
Written-By – Vella, Klemm, Boa
3:30
9. This Pain
Acoustic Guitar – Alistair Abela
Backing Vocals – Alistair, Nadine, Boa
Drums [Live Drums In Parts] – Chris Tate
Melodica, Guitar [Some Guitar Colours] – Oli Klemm
Mixed By – David Vella, Phillip Boa
Percussion, Piano, Keyboards – David Vella
Producer, Vocals, Guitar [Guitars], Bass – Phillip Boa
Strings – Toett
Vocals [Female Main Vocals] – Nadine
Written-By – Vella, Boa, Toett
5:02
10. Kill Your Vacation
Acoustic Guitar, Mandola – Oli Klemm
Drums [Live Drums], Percussion [Voodoo Percussion] – Chris Tate
Mixed By – David Vella, Phillip Boa
Producer, Bass, Percussion [Voodoo Percussion], Keyboards, Percussion – David Vella
Vocals [Female Vocals] – Nadine
Vocals, Guitar [Guitars] – Phillip Boa
Written-By – Vella, Klemm, Boa
3:32
11. Le Brigadier
Drums, Percussion, Guitar [Guitars], Keyboards – Moses
Guitar [Guitars], Harmonica, Bass, Harpsichord [Cembalo] – Oli Klemm
Mixed By, Arranged By – David Vella
Producer – David Vella, Phillip Boa
Vocals – Phillip Boa
Written-By – Vella, Moses, Klemm, Boa
5:53
12. Fake Burberry Scarf
Bass, Guitar – Chriz
Drums, Guitar – Chris Mallia
Engineer [Assistant] – Ethan Hedges
Mixed By – David Vella, Phillip Boa
Producer – David Vella
Vocals, Guitar [Some Guitar], Other [Lius‘ Wooden Sticks] – Phillip Boa
Written-By – Vella, Boa
4:54
  Blank Expression: Live 2013-2015
1. Atlantic Claire
Featuring – Pia
Written-By – Vella, Boa
3:15
2. Hyperactive Cracker
Featuring – Pia
Written-By – Boa
3:54
3. Want
Featuring – Pia
Written-By – Timmermann, Boa, Lunda
3:11
4. Annie Flies The Lovebomber
Featuring – Pia
Written-By – Eickelmann, Boa, Lunda, Voodoo, Hermann
3:32
5. Loyalty
Featuring – Pia
Written-By – Boa
4:28
6. All I Hate Is You
Featuring – Pia
Written-By – Boa
2:18
7. Starman (Soundcheck Version)
Featuring – Pia
Mixed By – Georg Tuerk
Written-By – Bowie
3:16
8. For What Bastards
Featuring – Pris
Written-By – Eickelmann, Boa, Lunda, Voodoo, Hermann
4:06
9. This Is Michael
Featuring – Pris
Written-By – Eickelmann, Boa, Lunda, Voodoo
3:51
10. My Sweet Devil In The Sky
Featuring – Pris
Written-By – Eickelmann, Boa, Lunda, Voodoo, Hermann
4:30
11. When My Mother Comes Back
Featuring – Pris
Written-By – Eickelmann, Boa, Lunda, Voodoo, Hermann
3:50
12. Container Love
Featuring – Pris
Written-By – Eickelmann, Boa, Lunda, Voodoo
4:50
13. Don’t Pull My Whole Life Away
Featuring – Pris
Written-By – Eickelmann, Boa, Lunda, Voodoo, Hermann
4:20
14. Get Terminated
Featuring – Pris
Written-By – Vella, Boa
4:01
Blank Expression: 4 New Recordings Of Classical Boa Songs
1. And Then She Kissed Her (2016 Studio)
Executive-Producer [Film Noir] – Phillip Boa
Mixed By – Georg Tuerk, Phillip Boa
Musician – Maik T., Moses, Oli Klemm, Boa, Pris, Toett
Producer – Georg Tuerk
Written-By – Eickelmann, Boa, Lunda
4:20
2. Bohemian Life (2016 Studio)
Executive-Producer [Film Noir] – Phillip Boa
Mixed By – Georg Tuerk, Phillip Boa
Musician – Maik T., Moses, Oli Klemm, Boa, Pris, Toett
Producer – Georg Tuerk
Written-By – Boa
3:47
3. Bells Of Sweetness (2016 Studio)
Executive-Producer [Film Noir] – Phillip Boa
Mixed By – Georg Tuerk, Phillip Boa
Musician – Maik T., Moses, Oli Klemm, Boa, Pris, Toett
Producer – Georg Tuerk
Written-By – Boa
3:24
4. Boy Scout (2016 Studio)
Executive-Producer [Film Noir] – Phillip Boa
Mixed By – Georg Tuerk, Phillip Boa
Musician – Maik T., Moses, Oli Klemm, Boa, Pris, Toett
Producer – Georg Tuerk
Written-By – Eickelmann, Lunda, Voodoo, Hermann, Biermann
Written-By, Musician – Boa
4:33

Pressestimmen:

Am Ende bleibt eigentlich nur, eine deutliche Empfehlung auszusprechen. Das neue Album präsentiert Phillip Boa & The Voodooclub durch und durch auf der Höhe der Zeit und die Singles vereinen einen Schwung Klassiker, der in keiner Indie-Sammlung fehlen sollte. Hier passt alles zusammen. (monkeypress.de)

„… Boas musikhistorische Bedeutung kann man nicht hoch genug
einschätzen. National gehört er zu den wenigen großen Vordenkern wie Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Can oder Neubauten. Für die europäische D.I.Y- und Alternative-Kultur ist das Boa-Segment so wichtig wie etwa auch Bauhaus, New Model Army und Co.“ (laut.de)

„… Schnittmenge aus harten Riffs, hypnotischen Maschinen-Beats und allerlei Electronica, dazu die charmanten Vocals“
„… hitverdächtigen Opener ‚Death Is A Women‘, dem atmopshärischen „Sisters Under The Sea“ und dem basspumpenden ‚Twisted Star'“
„… 19 Single-Klassiker in High-End-Qualität, ein Hörvergnügen“
„… als Zugabe gibt’s in der Collector’s Edition noch einen Konzertmitschnitt, eine 4-Track 10″ Vinyl, einen signierten Bilderdruck und ein 54 Seiten starkes Buch. Tolles Paket. Glückwunsch!“ (Audio Magazin 11/2016)

„… ein Wechselspiel zwischen Pop und Avantgarde, starke Melodien und Experimentierlust“
„… näher als auf ‚Blank Expression‘ sind sich die beiden Welten, die Boa seit jeher umtreiben, noch nicht gekommen“
„… kräftige Rockgitarren, moderne Elektroniksounds, Percussion-Teppiche“
„… großartige Songs wie ‚Death Is A Woman‘, ‚Against The Sun‘, ‚Kill Your Vavation‘ oder ‚Le Brigadier‘, die es samt und sonders verdient hätten, auf einer künftigen Best-Of Zusammenstellung aufzutauchen“
„… die neue Anthologie bietet einen formvollendet remasterten Sound, für den Soundmagier Eroc verantwortlich zeichnet“

„… Stücke wie „Twisted Star“ zeigen Boa in Hochform!“
„… die 19 Songs hat man klanglich noch nie so gut auf die Ohren bekommen, erstmalig remastert im aktuellen High-End-Sound“
„… König Boa! Das nennt man Dienst am Fan, die deutsche Indie-Ikone veröffentlicht (je nach Format) gleich drei Alben auf einmal“
… keine Frage, „Blank Expression“ darf in keiner Musiksammlung fehlen!“

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Blank Expression Tour 2016
28.10.2016 Osnabrück, Rosenhof
29.10.2016 Worpswede, Music Hall
04.11.2016 Hannover, Capitol
05.11.2016 Annaberg-Buchholz, Alte Brauerei
18.11.2016 Kassel, Philipp-Scheidemann-Haus
19.11.2016 Karlsruhe, Substage
02.12.2016 Dessau, Beatclub
03.12.2016 Dresden, Alter Schlachthof
10.12.2016 Bochum, Zeche

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Weihnachtskonzerte 2016
26.12.2016 Leipzig, Moritzbastei
27.12.2016 Leipzig, Moritzbastei
28.12.2016 Leipzig, Moritzbastei

Blank Expression Tour 2017
24.02.2017 Krefeld, Kulturfabrik
25.02.2017 Kaiserslautern, Kammgarn
03.03.2017 Nürnberg, Hirsch
04.03.2017 München, Strom
09.03.2017 Göttingen, Musa
10.03.2017 Berlin, Huxley’s Neue Welt
11.03.2017 Berlin, Huxley’s Neue Welt
17.03.2017 Stuttgart, Wizemann
18.03.2017 Köln, Live Music Hall
07.04.2017 Wolfsburg, Hallenbad
08.04.2017 Hamburg, Markthalle
05.05.2017 Cottbus, Gladhouse
06.05.2017 Erfurt, Gewerkschaftshaus

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