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Bic Runga - Belle
There's a refreshing sense of lightness and humour in the delivery, and a sense of daring and excitement on this album [Belle], which is infectious.
~ Stars: 4.5/5". TimeOut, Lydia Jenkin, NZ Herald.
Musicians on the recording
- Bic Runga (vocals)
- Kody Nielson (production, backing vocals, keyboards, vocoder, celeste, bass, drums, percussion)
- Ruban Nielson (bass)
- Chris Nielson (flugel horn, trumpet, saxophone, bass clarinet)
- Sebastian Steinberg (bass)
- Jon Brion (acoustic guitar, CS80, floor tom)
- Andrew McDowall & Claire Cowan (string arrangement)
- Tim Arnold (guitar)
- Joey Waronker (drums)
- Natalia Mann (harp
Bic Runga - Belle - visit the website
Recording track list
- Tiny Little Piece of My Heart" (Ruban Nielson, Kody Nielson, Bic Runga) - 2:16
- "Hello Hello" (Bic Runga, Dan Hume) – 3:05
- "If You Really Do" (Bic Runga) - 3:55
- "This Girl's Prepared for War" (Bic Runga, James Milne) - 4:29
- "Everything Is Beautiful and New" (Bic Runga) - 2:59
- "Good Love" (Bic Runga, Dann Hume) - 3:27
- "Devil on Tambourine" (Bic Runga, Kody Nielson) - 3:21
- "Belle" (Cecile Aubry, Tutti) - 1:56
- "Darkness All Around Us" (Kody Nielson) - 3:14
- "Music and Light" (Bic Runga) - 3:38
Bic Runga - Belle: release info
Sony Music, 2011
Belle is the fourth studio album by Bic Runga. It is her first studio album after six years and the first to feature a producer, Kody Neilson (Mint Chicks, Opossum), and material co-written with other songwriters, including Neilson, Dan Hume of Evermore, and indie pop artist Lawrence Arabia.
Bic's three previous albums have all reached #1 on the New Zealand charts – 1997′s Drive certified seven times platinum, 2002′s Beautiful Collision went 11 times platinum, and 2005′s Birds went three times platinum.