Kanye West releases ‘Graduation,’ his third album featuring T-Pain, Lil Wayne, Mos Def and Chris Martin among other guests (2007)

Kanye West’s ‘Graduation’ is his third studio album featuring T-Pain, Lil Wayne, Mos Def and Chris Martin among other guests and released on September 11, 2007 by Def Jam / Roc-A-Fella

Track Listing : 1.Good Morning (Kanye West, Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 03:15 . [Sampling : “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” By Elton John] . 2.Champion (Kanye West, Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) – 02:47 . [Sampling : “Kid Charlemagne” By Steely Dan] . 3.stronger (Kanye West, Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, Edwin Birdsong) – 05:12 . [Sampling : “Harder, Better, Faster, stronger” By Daft Punk; “Cola Bottle Baby” By Edwin Birdsong] . 4.I Wonder (Kanye West, Labi Siffre) – 04:03 . [Sampling : “My Song” By Labi Siffre] . 5.Good Life (Kanye West, Faheem Najm, Aldrin Davis, Quincy Jones, James Ingram) – 03:27 . [Sampling : “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” By Michael Jackson] . 6.Can’T Tell Me Nothing (Kanye West, Connie Mitchell, Aldrin Davis) – 04:31 . 7.Barry Bonds (Kanye West, Dominick Lamb, Dwayne Carter Jr., Norman Landsberg, John Ventura, Leslie Weinstein, Felix Pappalardi) – 03:24 . [Sampling : “Long Red” By Mountain] . 8.Drunk And Hot Girls (Kanye West, Irmin Schmidt, Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Kenji Suzuki, Holger Schuering) – 05:13 . [Sampling : “Sing Swan Song” By Can] . 9.Flashing Lights (Kanye West, Eric Hudson) – 03:57 . 10.Everything I Am (Kanye West, Christopher Martin, Prince Phillip Mitchell, George Clinton Jr., Carlton Ridenhour, Eric Sadler, Hank Shocklee) – 03:47 . [Sampling : “If We Can’T Be Lovers” By Prince Phillip Mitchell; “Bring The Noise” By Public Enemy] . 11.The Glory (Kanye West, Dante Smith, Laura Nyro, Norman Landsberg, John Ventura, Leslie Weinstein, Felix Pappalardi) – 03:32 . [Sampling : “Save The Country” By Laura Nyro; “Long Red” By Mountain] . 12.Homecoming (Kanye West, Chris Martin, Warryn Campbell) – 03:23 . 13.Big Brother (Kanye West, Aldrin Davis) – 04:47

Musicians : Kanye West – Vocals . Lil Wayne – Vocals On (7) . Mos Def – Vocals On (8), Backing Vocals On (8 – 11) . T-Pain – Vocals On (5) . Dwele – Vocals On (9) . Dj Premier – Vocals, Dj Scratching On (10) . Young Jeezy – Vocals On (6) . Jay Z – Vocals On (1) . Chris Martin – Vocals On (12), Piano On (12) . Connie Mitchell – Vocals On (1 – 2 – 6 – 9) . Tanya Herron – Vocals On (8) . Mike Dean – Keyboards On (3 – 7) . Jon Brion – Keyboards On (4), Percussion (12) . Darryl Beaton – Keyboards On (6) . Andy Chatterly – Keyboards On (1 – 3 – 8 – 11) . Chris Rob – Keyboards On (6) . Tim Resler – Bass On (4 – 9) . Vincent “Biggs” James – Bass On (7) . Omar Edwards – Piano On (4 – 5 – 10), Keyboards (3 – 11), Synthesizer (4 – 5 – 8), Synthesizer Bass On (8) . Eric Hudson – Other Instruments On (9) . Larry Gold – Conductor On (4 – 9) . Timbaland – Drum Machine On (5) . John Legend – Backing Vocals On (5 -11) . Ne~Yo – Backing Vocals On (5) . Jalil Williams – Backing Vocals On (11) . Jehireh Williams – Backing Vocals On (11) . Daphne Chen – Violin On (5 – 8) . Eric Gorfain – Violin On (5 – 8) . Luigi Mazzocchi – Violin On (4 – 9) . Charles Parker – Violin On (4 – 9) . Igor Szwec – Violin On (4 – 9) . Emma Kummrow – Violin On (4 – 9) . Olga Konopelsky – Violin On (4 – 9) . Gloria Justen – Violin On (4 – 9) . Peter Nocella – Viola On (4 – 9) . Leah Katz – Viola On (5 – 8) . Alexandra Leem – Viola On (4 – 9) . Alma Fernandez – Viola On (5) . Wired Strings – Strings On (11) . Richard Dodd – Cello On (5 – 8) . John Krovoza – Cello On (5) . Jennie Lorenzo – Cello On (4 – 9)

Production : Produced By Kanye West, Brian “Allday” Miller, Dj Toomp, Eric Hudson, Nottz, Warryn “Baby Dubb” Campbell .

Arrangements : Mike Dean, Larry Gold

Package : Takashi Murakami – Artwork . Kazuhiro Mizuno – Design

Video Director(S) : Hype Williams For “Can’T Tell Me Nothing” “stronger” & “Homecoming” . Jonas & François For “Good Life” . Spike Jonze & Kanye West For “Flashing Lights” . Martin De Thurah For “Flashing Lights”

Recorded 2005–2007 At Chung King + Sony Music, New York City; Chalice + Record Plant, Los Angeles

Released September 11, 2007 By Def Jam / Roc-A-Fella

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