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John Frusciante - The Empyrean Album

John Frusciante - The Empyrean Album
Performer: John Frusciante
Genre: Rock
Title: The Empyrean
MP3 album size: 1941 mb
FLAC album size: 1197 mb
Style: Experimental, Psychedelic Rock, Post Rock, Prog Rock, Indie Rock
Country: US
Released: 29 Mar 2019
Catalog number: RCM 101120
Label: Record Collection


Bass – FleaElectric Piano, Drums – JoshMixed By – Adam, John, JoshVocals, Guitar, Arranged By [Treatments] – John
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Geoff GallegofBass – FleaMixed By – Adam, John, JoshStrings – Sonus QuartetSynthesizer, Electric Piano, Drums – JoshVocals, Guitar, Arranged By [Treatments] – John
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Vanessa Freebairn-SmithGuitar – Johnny MarrMixed By – Adam, John, JoshStrings – Sonus QuartetSynthesizer, Piano [Acoustic], Electric Piano, Organ, Drums – JoshVocals, Guitar, Arranged By [Treatments] – John
4Before The Beginning
Electric Piano, Drums – Josh KlinghofferGuitar, Arranged By [Treatments] – JohnMixed By – Adam, John
5One More Of Me
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Geoff GallegofMixed By – Adam, JohnStrings – Sonus QuartetVocals – John
6After The Ending
Mixed By – Adam, JohnVocals, Piano, Synthesizer, Arranged By [Treatments], Drum Machine – John
7Dark / Light
Lead Vocals [Light], Guitar [Light], Bass [Light], Synthesizer [Light], Drum Machine [Light], Arranged By [Treatments, Light] – JohnMixed By [Dark] – Chris Holmes , John, JoshMixed By [Light] – Adam, JohnOrgan [Dark] – JoshVocals [Dark], Piano [Dark], Arranged By [Treatments, Dark] – JohnVocals [Light] – Lawrence YoungVoice [Light] – Donald Taylor And The New Dimension Singers
8Song To The Siren
Mixed By – Chris Holmes , John, JoshOrgan, Electric Piano, Piano [Acoustic], Synthesizer, Arranged By [Treatments] – JoshVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Arranged By [Treatments] – John
9Enough Of Me
Backing Vocals, Organ, Electric Piano, Drums – JoshBass – FleaGuitar – Johnny MarrMixed By – Adam, John, JoshVocals, Guitar, Arranged By [Treatments] – John
Arranged By [Strings] – Neel HammondBass – FleaMixed By – Adam, John, JoshOrgan, Electric Piano, Drums – JoshStrings – Sonus QuartetVocals, Guitar, Synthesizer – John


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
ADM 101118John Frusciante The Empyrean ‎(CD, Album)Record CollectionADM 101118US2009
RCM 101120John Frusciante The Empyrean ‎(2xLP, Album, RE)Record CollectionRCM 101120US2012
8101118John Frusciante The Empyrean ‎(CD, Album)Record Collection8101118Europe2009
8101118John Frusciante The Empyrean ‎(CD, Album)Record Collection81011182009
8114 8101118 4John Frusciante The Empyrean ‎(CD, Album)Record Collection8114 8101118 4Australia2009


  • Cello [Sonus Quartet]Vanessa Freebairn-Smith
  • Coordinator [Production]Anthony Zamora
  • ProducerJohn Frusciante
  • Recorded ByAdam Samuels (tracks: A1, B2 (Second Half), D2, D3), Ryan Hewitt (tracks: A2 to B2 (First Half), C1 to D1)
  • Recorded By [Assistance]Sara Killion
  • Technician [Instrument Tech During Basic Tracks]Dave Lee
  • Viola [Sonus Quartet]Andrew Dukles
  • Violin [Sonus Quartet]Caroline Campbell, Neel Hammond
  • Vocals [Donald Taylor And The New Dimension Singers]Alfie Silas, Caprisha Smyles, Lawrence Young, Nikki Erwin, Nita Hutton, Pat Lee, Sharon Bryant, Tamara Mitchell, Tony Wilkins, Tracy Carter
  • Vocals [Donald Taylor And The New Dimension Singers], Directed By [Director]Donald Taylor


Double disk LP with sticker on cover (10 year anniversary Repress)
Recut by John Frusciante and Bernie Grundman from the original analog tapes. This double disc LP includes a download card of the album plus bonus tracks in hi-resolution.

℗©2019 Record Collection.


  • Barcode: 811481011207
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): RCM -101120-2018-A MPO 19109867 18-0479 A BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2): MPO 19103729 RCM - 101120-2018-B 18-0479 B BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 3): MPO 19109678 RCM - 101120-2018- C 18-0479 C BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 4): MPO 19109677 BG 18-0479 D RCM-101120-2018-D


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Record Collection
  • Copyright (c) – Record Collection



John Frusciante. The Empyrean. HEXACORP LTD UMPI, LatinAutor, LatinAutor - UMPG, BMI - Broadcast Music Inc. The Empyrean is the eighth solo album by John Frusciante, released worldwide on January 20, 2009 through Record Collection. Frusciante did not plan on a following tour, as he instead wanted to focus on writing and recording. The Empyrean peaked at number 151 on the US Billboard 200 as well as number seven on the Top Heatseekers. On release it made number 105 on the UK Albums Chart. The Empyrean - John Frusciante. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. John Frusciantes eighth solo album, The Empyrean, is largely viewed as containing some of his best solo work. Released on January 20, 2009, the album marks the end of Frusciantes analog self-production, and rock-influenced approach to composing. The Empyrean was recorded intermittently between December 2006 and March 2008, and as a concept album, reflects a single narrative both musically and lyrically. Derived from Medieval Latin, the Empyrean empyreus is the highest part of heaven, once believed to be the realm of pure fire. Listen free to John Frusciante The Empyrean Before The Beginning, Song To The Siren and more. 10 tracks 54:20. The Empyrean is the tenth solo album by John Frusciante, released worldwide on January 20, 2009 through Record Collection. Frusciante does not plan on a following tour, as he instead wants to focus on writing and recording. Songs in album John Frusciante - The Empyrean 2009. John Frusciante - Before The Beginning. John Frusciante - Song To The Siren. John Frusciante - Unreachable. John Frusciante - God. John Frusciante - Dark Light. John Frusciante - Heaven. John Frusciante - Enough Of Me. John Frusciante - Central. John Frusciante - One More Of Me. John Frusciante - After The Ending. After lying low for a few years after a tremendous burst of activity in 2004, John Frusciante is back with another solo album, Empyrean. It starts out with a fantastic instrumental called Before the Beginning: a great minor key guitar solo, replete with echoplexed drums that was surely inspired by Maggot Brain. After that, it's back to the kind of introspective songs that have characterized much of his solo work. His singing is actually pretty remarkable considering his initial forays into vocals. Album 2009 10 Songs. Альтернатива 2009. Before the Beginning. John Frusciante, The Empyrean. 4, 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars. Record Collection. Frusciante joined the Chili Peppers as an 18-year-old guitar prodigy. With his affecting songwriting and a guitar style that sought to marry technique and intuition, he helped the band become, within four years, one of the biggest acts in the world. Disgusted by the straitjacket of success, Frusciante's head flipped. He quit the group in 1992 and, soon after, released Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt, an album of haunted compositions that recalled the raw, fragile solo work of Syd Barrett and Skip Spence
Best sounding version yet. Snatch one up while theyre cheap
Blows the previous pressing out of the water, great sounding record!
Sucks to whoever paid $90 for this. Ooof, that hurts.
I am so pleased with this! As mentioned in another comment this is like rediscovering the album! John and Bernie really care and it shines through on this album.
This version is far superior compared to the 2012 repress. That version sounds very cold and digital with lots of clipping. This version sounds like i'm actually hearing the album for the first time. The sound staging and dynamics on this pressing are simply incredible.
Does anybody know when it comes out in Europe!? Thanks !!
Due for UK/EU Release 27th March 2020 pending any delays
Mostly unlikely it will get a specific EU release. I would grab this while you can!
guess i'll just have to wait for the 20th anniversary ¯_(ツ)_/¯
Still gettable from John's own site so who cares when it comes out in Europe? The 2012 reissue was going for $200 like the original as soon as it sold out so don't leave it any longer if you want/need this.
Anyone got his pre-order copy yet? How are the bonus tracks? Pretty excited.
For those wondering/asking, the initials BG are written in the deadwax, so this was indeed cut by Bernie Grundman as it was advertised.
Wow, thats really great news! Kind of unexpected but happy to hear that!
What does "recut" mean in this context? Is this LP any different in Sound than the original one?
you got it wrong dude. it's CUT from the original analog tapes. (Read the sticker on the album! Discogs has written recut, wbuch is wrong.) That means that the John and Bernie Grundman took the original tapes and CUT the matrice which presses the music on the vinyl. (By the way, do you know how an album is pressed?? (- Sorry, no offense...) The good fact is that John himself has done this with one of the best - Bernie Grundman - very carefully! That's good when the artist himself has an eye on the making.. It is as close to the original as it can be. What uou mean it sounds different is because many of the useless (can't better explain in English) and not stuff is left out and the album sounds like the original but in a much better quality. It's no remixed or changed stuff on it. It's just an awesome version. I don't think that even the 180gram version can'r keep up with this one (even if I haven't heard it yet, I can't imagine that album sounding betterthan this..)!! Inner sleeves are printed lyrics and easily put the records in soft inner sleeves. No problem.. Great copy!!
The new version of the album sounds fuggn AMAZING! If you are still in doubt , I say just go for it. Buy a copy. It is GREAT.
Nonsense. You obviously don't know what you're talking about but "my best guess" blah blah blah. Do you also guess that John himself would be personally involved in the process if it were coming off the production line like a CD?
Every time you cut a lacquer, you are essentially doing a new ‘remaster’ and, unless it is done by the same mastering engineer using the same EQ and mastering chain, it will sound different.
The sticker actually only says "Cut", not 'recut'. So my guess is whoever wrote this here meant it in the sense of 'because this is a repress it's a recut'? That's my best guess. In whole, it says "Cut from the Original Analog Tapes", so in my opinion, it shouldn't sound differen't.
Yes it was recut by Bernie Grundman and John from the original analog master tape. It sounds different from he original in my opinion.
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