About the album Showbiz by Muse

album Showbiz by MuseShowbiz is the debut album by English alternative rock band Muse, released on 4 October 1999 in the United Kingdom. Recorded between April and May at RAK Studios, London and Sawmills Studio, Cornwall, the album was produced by John Leckie and Paul Reeve in conjunction with the band. Showbiz was a minor commercial success, reaching number twenty-nine on the UK Albums Chart.Showbiz was released in various regions around the world through the band's different regional labels: Naïve in France; Motor in Germany, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine; Maverick in the United States; Play It Again Sam in Benelux; and Avex Trax in Japan. The album was also released earlier by some labels; in France it was released on 6 September, the Motor edition was sold from 20 September and the album entered American stores on 28 September. A Bonus CD was available in Benelux only. This CD contains the same content as the Random 1-8 EP except without the hidden remixes of Sunburn.Muse:* Matthew Bellamy – vocals; guitars; piano; mellotron on tracks 2 and 7; Wurlitzer piano on tracks 3 and 12; Hammond organ on tracks 4, 7 and 10; synthesizer on tracks 5 and 9; strings arrangement on track 6; harmonium on track 10; artwork; production and mixing on tracks 2, 7, 8 and 9* Christopher Wolstenholme – bass; double bass on tracks 4 and 7; backing vocals on tracks 9, 10, 11; production and mixing on tracks 2, 7, 8 and 9* Dominic Howard – drums; synthesizer on track 2; percussion on tracks 6, 8 and 12; production and mixing on tracks 2, 7, 8 and 9Additional personnel:* John Leckie – production and mixing on tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12* Paul Reeve – production and mixing on tracks 2, 7, 8 and 9; backing vocals on tracks 7, 8, 11 and 12* Tanya Andrew – artwork* Craig Gentle – design* Ralf Strathmann – photography* Frederic Gresse – photography

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