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John Frusciante - The Empyrean

John Frusciante - The Empyrean

Performer: John Frusciante
Title: The Empyrean
Style: Experimental, Psychedelic Rock, Post Rock, Prog Rock, Indie Rock
Released: 2009
Cat#: ADM 101118
Country: US
Label: Record Collection
Size MP3 version: 1038 mb
Size FLAC version: 1177 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 396
Genre: Rock

John Frusciante - The Empyrean


Bass – FleaElectric Piano, Drums – JoshMixed By – Adam, John, JoshVocals, Guitar, Arranged By [Treatments] – John
2Song To The Siren
Mixed By – Chris Holmes , John, JoshOrgan, Electric Piano, Piano [Acoustic], Synthesizer, Arranged By [Treatments] – JoshVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Arranged By [Treatments] – John
3Enough Of Me
Backing Vocals, Organ, Electric Piano, Drums – JoshBass – FleaGuitar – Johnny MarrMixed By – Adam, John, JoshVocals, Guitar, Arranged By [Treatments] – John
4Before The Beginning
Electric Piano, Drums – Josh KlinghofferGuitar, Arranged By [Treatments] – JohnMixed By – Adam, 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
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
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Geoff GallegofBass – FleaMixed By – Adam, John, JoshStrings – Sonus QuartetSynthesizer, Electric Piano, Drums – 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
10One More Of Me
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Geoff GallegofMixed By – Adam, JohnStrings – Sonus QuartetVocals – John


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
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
RCM 101120John Frusciante The Empyrean ‎(2xLP, Album, RE)Record CollectionRCM 101120US2019


  • Cello [Sonus Quartet]Vanessa Freebairn-Smith
  • Coordinator [Production]Anthony Zamora
  • ProducerJohn Frusciante
  • Recorded ByAdam Samuels (tracks: 1, 5 (Second Half), 9, 10), Ryan Hewitt (tracks: 2, 3, 4, 5 (First Half), 6, 7, 8)
  • 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


Standard jewel case with sticker on cover (shrink-wrap), clear tray & 16-page lyrics booklet.

℗©2009 Record Collection.


  • Barcode (Text): 8 11481 01118 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 811481011184
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): Z74328 4 ADM2 101118-2 01 M0S1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): Z74328 4 ADM2 101118-2 01 M1S2
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 2): ifpi L909
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 2U3Z
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 2U3P


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Record Collection
  • Copyright (c) – Record Collection
  • Glass Mastered At – Cinram, Olyphant, PA – Z74328
  • Pressed By – Cinram, Olyphant, PA



John Frusciante. The Empyrean. LatinAutor - UMPG, LatinAutor, UMPI и другие. 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. Frusciante describes it as a concept album about two characters that exist in the mind of one person over the course of a lifetime but esoteric knowledge is not a prerequisite to understanding it. On repeated listens, the record reveals itself as a veiled narrative about the struggle to create, the desire for achievement and validation, the temptation to exist. In 1998, Frusciante then 28 made another choice: he kicked drugs, rejoined the Chili Peppers and helped re-ignite their career. On his return, he talked earnestly of supernatural experiences, of interacting with spirits, sentient entities that existed simultaneously in parallel dimensions. 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. 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. John Frusciante is an amazing artist, a unique song-writer, and a remarkable guitarist so expectations were high when I purchased this album. Initially, after listening to this album once from track 1 to track 10, my thought was, Great, John's gone soft. Where's the hard rock. The Empyrean is John Frusciante's long awaited new studio album and it doesn't let you down: we find here the fragile songwriting we loved on Curtains, the experiments of albums like The Will to Death and the smooth songs that graced Shadows Collide with People the cover from Tim Buckley Song to the Siren is one of. John Frusciante : The Empyrean,альбом, рецезия, трек-лист, mp3, тексты песен. John Frusciante - The Empyrean review: Frusciante's latest acts as a meeting point for all of his previous work. Album Rating: 5. Haha, I listen to a lot of JF and have listened to the Empyrean roughly 50 times all the way through. Just check if you want to see how much I love John. And even if its not your favorite album, you will be sure to like it PuddleSwimmer January 29th 2009

The time is nigh. Preorders up on multiple sites for a supposed reissue in March. https://www.merchbar.com/dance-electronic-edm/john-frusciante/john-frusciante-empyrean-vinyl-record
Try Grooves.land. Usually free shipping when spending over like $23
Saw that and smashed the button so hard. Then i saw they want twice the price of the record for shipping it to Sweden and then customs fees att that :(
I wonder why they’re just doing Empyrean? I’m glad they are though as it’s probably my favourite....
Try grooves.land. I tried Juno, Norman, Resident and couldn't find it, unfortunately. Grooves has it!
I preordered the lp from Barnes and Noble so I’d say it’s legit.
Any news on this being legit? I've seen someone selling pre-orders on ebay in the UK. Where else have you seen it? Any news appreciated as I can't find a thing online. Cheers
This is one of his best and maybe one of the best all around albums ever produced. True art through music..