Provision is the third album by the British group Scritti Politti, released in June 1988. The album was the band's second top ten hit in the UK, reaching and was certified Gold by the BPI for 100,000 copies shipped.
Provision (LP, Album). CDV 2515, 0777 7 87498 2 0. Scritti Politti. Provision (12", Album).
Album · 1988 · 9 Songs. Provision Scritti Politti.
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Provision is the third album by the British group Scritti Politti, released in June 1988 The track "Oh Patti (Don't Feel Sorry for Loverboy)" features Miles Davis on trumpet, whose 1986 album Tutu included a cover of Scritti Politti's "Perfect Way" from Cupid & Psyche 85. The track "Boom! There She Was" features Roger Troutman on talk box vocals
To be certain, it's a pleasant listen, and several tracks are pretty entertaining, but the music is so lightweight and Green Gartside's voice is so thin that the album virtually disappears into thin air, leaving behind no impression. That is, of course, with the exception of the unresolved question of why on earth Miles Davis contributed a trumpet solo to "Oh Patti.
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|A1||Boom! There She Was
Engineer, Mixed By – Ray Bardini*Vocoder [Voice Box] – Roger Troutman
Engineer, Mixed By – Ray Bardini*
|A3||First Boy In This Town (Lovesick)
Arranged By [Vocals] – Eric Troyer, Green GartsideEngineer, Mixed By – Ray Bardini*Guitar – Green Gartside
|A4||All That We Are
Engineer – Ray BardaniMixed By – Mike Shipley
|A5||Best Thing Ever
Backing Vocals – Diva Gray, Mark Stevens, Yogi LeeGuitar – Nick MorochHorns – Joe Mennonna, Mitch CornMixed By – Ray BardaniProducer – John PotokerProgrammed By [Additional Keyboards] – Jason MilesRecorded By, Engineer – John PotokerTimbales – Fred Maher
|B1||Oh Patti (Don't Feel Sorry For Loverboy)
Arranged By [Background Vocals] – Eric TroyerEngineer – Ray BardaniMixed By – Mike ShipleyRecorded By [Miles Davis] – Michael O'ReillyTrumpet – Miles Davis
Engineer, Mixed By – Ray BardaniHorns – New West Horns*Timbales – Bashiri Johnson
|B3||Sugar And Spice
Engineer, Mixed By – Ray BardaniVocoder [Voice Box] – Roger Troutman
Engineer – Ray BardaniHorns – New West Horns*Mixed By – Julian MendelsohnTimbales, Congas – Bashiri Johnson
- Record Company – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
- Mastered At – Sterling Sound
- Recorded At – Minot Sound
- Recorded At – Atlantic Studios
- Recorded At – The Hit Factory
- Recorded At – Right Track Recording
- Recorded At – Sorcerer Sound
- Recorded At – Britannia Row Studios
- Recorded At – Air Studios
- Recorded At – The Town House
- Recorded At – Sarm West Studios
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Jouissance (UK) Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – Jouissance (UK) Ltd.
- Published By – Jouissance Publishing USA
- Published By – Gamson Songs
- Published By – WB Music Corp.
- Backing Vocals – B.J. Nelson (tracks: A1 to A5, B2 to B4), Eric Troyer (tracks: A3, A4, B1, B4), Fonzi Thornton (tracks: A1 to A4, B2, B3), Rory Dodd (tracks: A3, A4, B1, B4), Tawatha (tracks: A1, A2, A5, B2, B3)
- Bass Guitar – Marcus Miller (tracks: A1, B2 to B4)
- Coordinator [Production] – Susie McKinley
- Drum Programming – Fred Maher
- Drums – Fred Maher
- Edited By [Additional Tape Editing] – Bunt Stafford-Clark, Howard Gray
- Engineer [Assistant] – Arabella Rodriguez, Claude Achille, Graham Meek, Hugo Nicholson*, Stuart Breed
- Guitar – Dan Huff* (tracks: A1, A4, B1 to B4)
- Management – Partisan Management Ltd.
- Mastered By – Tony Cousins
- Mixed By – Ray Bardani (tracks: A1 to A3, A5, B2, B3)
- Percussion – Bashiri Johnson (tracks: A5, B2 to B4)
- Photography By [Objects] – Jurgen Teller*
- Photography By [Scritti Politti] – Andy Catlin*, Lawrence Lawry
- Producer – John Potoker (tracks: A5)
- Producer, Arranged By, Drum Programming, Keyboards – David Gamson
- Programmed By [Synclavier] – John Mahoney, Ray Niznik
- Recorded By – Ray Bardani (tracks: A1 to A4, B1 to B4)
- Recorded By [Drum Samples] – John Potoker
- Sleeve – DKB London*, Green Gartside, Jurgen Teller*, Keith Breeden
- Written-By – David Gamson (tracks: A1 to B1, B3, B4)
- Written-By, Lyrics By, Producer – Green Gartside
NotesAdditional tape editing at Townhouse Studios
Please do not mix with Scritti Politti - Provision; this release has additional number 'R-100460' on rear sleeve, center labels and as part of the runout info.
℗1988 Jouissance (UK) Ltd. [center labels and rear sleeve], ©1988 Jouissance (UK) Ltd. [rear sleeve only]
Mfd. for BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. under License 6550 East 30th Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46219 [rear sleeve below 'R 100460']
Inner sleeve with images on one side and images + lyrics on the other
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, etched): R-100460-A 1-25686-DMM-SRI SPI-5 Sterling
- Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, etched): R-100460-B 1-25686-DMM-SRI SPI-1 Sterling
- Matrix / Runout (A+B-side fragment, etched and stricken through): 1-25686
- Other (Additional number on center labels and rear sleeve): R-100460
|V 2515||Scritti Politti||Provision (LP, Album)||Virgin||V 2515||UK||1988|
|CDV 2515, 0777 7 87498 2 0||Scritti Politti||Provision (CD, Album)||Virgin, Virgin||CDV 2515, 0777 7 87498 2 0||UK & Europe||Unknown|
|25686-1||Scritti Politti||Provision (12", Album)||Warner Bros. Records||25686-1||US||1988|
|V 2515||Scritti Politti||Provision (LP, Album)||Virgin||V 2515||Italy||1988|
|CDVP 2515||Scritti Politti||Provision (CD, Ltd, Pic)||Virgin||CDVP 2515||UK||1988|