Aimee Mann: Bachelor No. 2

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Bachelor No. 2
Or, The Last Remains Of The Dodo
Aimee Mann Bachelor No. 2 album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Aimee Mann
Released1999 (limited preview edition)
May 2, 2000
ProducerJon Brion
Mike Denneen
Buddy Judge
Aimee Mann
Brendan O'Brien
LabelSuperEgo (limited preview edition and US release)
V2 (EU and JP release)
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (Reissue)
Limited edition cover
MFSL reissue cover

1999 limited preview edition EP and 2000 album by Aimee Mann includes a cover version of "The Fall Of The World's Own Optimist" co-written by Aimee Mann & Elvis Costello.


Limited Preview Edition

All songs written and composed by Aimee Mann, except where noted. 
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. How Am I Different  Jon Brion, Mann 5:03
2. Nothing Is Good Enough    3:10
3. Red Vines    3:44
4. The Fall Of The World's Own Optimist  Elvis Costello, Mann 3:06
5. Satellite    4:10
7. Calling It Quits    4:09
8. Just Like Anyone    1:22


US and Japan Release

All songs written and composed by Aimee Mann, except where noted. 
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. How Am I Different  Jon Brion, Mann 5:03
2. Nothing Is Good Enough    3:10
3. Red Vines    3:44
4. The Fall Of The World's Own Optimist  Elvis Costello, Mann 3:06
5. Satellite    4:10
6. Deathly    5:37
7. Ghost World    3:30
8. Calling It Quits    4:09
9. Driving Sideways  Michael Lockwood, Mann 3:49
10. Just Like Anyone    1:22
11. Susan    3:51
12. It Takes All Kinds  Brion, Mann 4:06
13. You Do    3:43
14. Save Me (Japan bonus track)  4:35
15. Save Me (Video, Japan Bonus track)   


European Release

All songs written and composed by Aimee Mann, except where noted. 
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. How Am I Different  Jon Brion, Mann 5:03
2. Nothing Is Good Enough    3:10
3. Red Vines    3:44
4. The Fall Of The World's Own Optimist  Elvis Costello, Mann 3:06
5. Satellite    4:10
6. Deathly    5:37
7. Ghost World    3:30
8. Calling It Quits    4:09
9. Susan    3:51
10. Backfire    3:25
11. It Takes All Kinds  Brion, Mann 4:06
12. Save Me    4:35
13. Just Like Anyone    1:22
14. You Do    3:43
15. Save Me (Video)   

Notes on EU edition

  • The E.U. Edition of the Bachelor No. 2 CD on V2 Records has a rearranged track listing that removes "Driving Sideways" and adds a new track "Backfire". * The Japanese bonus tracks are included.


MFSL Release

  • The MFSL SACD and LP releases features the same tracklist as the 13 track US CD release.


Personnel

Musicians

  • Aimee Mann – acoustic guitar, bass, guitar, tambourine, vocals, background vocals, hi-hat
  • Jon Brion – drums, electric guitar, keyboard, background vocals
  • Mark Flannagan – trumpet
  • Juliana Hatfield – background vocals
  • Michael Hausman – percussion, tambourine
  • Butch – drums, percussion
  • Buddy Judge – background vocals, Wurlitzer, drum loop
  • Michael Lockwood – guitar, electric guitar, keyboard, background vocals, soloist, 12 string electric guitar, 12 string acoustic guitar
  • Ric Menck – drums
  • Brendan O'Brien – bass, slide guitar
  • Michael Penn – guitar, electric guitar, background vocals, slide guitar, introduction, guitar feedback
  • Grant Lee Phillips – background vocals
  • John Sands – drums
  • Clayton Scoble – electric baritone guitar
  • Benmont Tench – piano, chamberlain
  • Jennifer Trynin – electric guitar
  • Patrick Warren – piano, accordion, celeste, keyboard, chamberlain, soloist

Production

  • Producers: Aimee Mann, Jon Brion, Mike Denneen, Buddy Judge, Brendan O'Brien
  • Executive producer: Michael Hausman
  • Engineers: Mike Denneen, Nick DiDia, Ryan Freeland, S. "Husky" Höskulds, Dustin Jones, Buddy Judge, Hank Linderman, Brian Scheuble
  • Assistant engineers: Elijah Bradford, Carlos Castro, Connie Hill, Dustin Jones
  • Mixing: David Boucher, Bob Clearmountain, Ryan Freeland
  • Mastering: Shawn R. Britton
  • Extensive Help with Production: Buddy Judge
  • Assistants: David Boucher, Ryan Freeland
  • Computers: Buddy Judge
  • Drum engineering: Hank Linderman
  • Vocal engineer: S. "Husky" Hoskulds
  • Drum programming: Michael Hausman, Buddy Judge, Hank Linderman
  • Art direction: Aimee Mann, Gail Marowitz
  • Design: Aimee Mann, Gail Marowitz


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