Frank Ocean 'Blonde' Full Liner Notes Reveal Extent of Kanye West, Beyonce, James Blake Contributions

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Frank Ocean at the 02 Arena on Feb. 20, 2013 in London.

The full liner notes for Frank Ocean's Blonde have been revealed thanks to a Reddit user who uploaded the full details from a physical copy, including Kanye West listed as a co-writer on "White Ferrari" and Beyoncé as a backup singer on "Pink + White," which also features a keyboards, bass, co-writing and production credits for Pharrell Williams and string arrangements from producer Jon Brion. (Some of the contributions were previously known, but the full notes reveal a larger picture.)

The notes also show that James Blake pitched in on production, arrangement and keyboards on "Solo" (with backing vocals from Jazmine Sullivan), "Solo (Reprise)" and "Godspeed." Blake is also credited with keyboards on "Skyline To" and arrangement and production on "Godspeed." 

Also pitching in: Yung Lean and Kim Burrell as featured vocalists on "Godspeed," the Dirty Projectors' Amber Coffman with additional vocals on "Nikes," former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij adding production and arrangements on "Ivy" and keyboards on "Seigfried" (which also has string arrangements by Radiohead's Johnny Greenwood) and composer/producer Brion with production and arrangement credits on a number of other tracks ("Self Control," "Night.s"). Click here to see the image of the notes.

 


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