Friday, February 25, 2022

Satellite Party - Ultra Payloaded (2007)


Satellite Party - Ultra Payloaded (2007)


Tracklist front / back album covers


"Wish Upon a Dog Star" (featuring Hybrid) – 4:45 (Farrell, Healings, Hook, Truman)

"Only Love, Let's Celebrate" – 3:50 (Farrell, Ferakis, Zesses)

"Hard Life Easy" – 4:13 (Farrell, Frusciante, Flea)

"Kinky" (featuring Hybrid) – 4:01 (Farrell, Healings, Hook, Truman)

"The Solutionists" (featuring Thievery Corporation) – 4:23 (Farrell, Thievery Corporation)

"Awesome" (featuring Hybrid) – 4:26 (Farrell, Healings, Truman)

"Mr. Sunshine" – 4:20 (Farrell, The Bee Gees)

"Insanity Rains" – 3:28 (Farrell, Bettencourt)

"Milky Ave" – 4:28 (Farrell, Flea)

"Ultra Payloaded Satellite Party" – 5:27 (Farrell)

"Woman in the Window" (featuring Jim Morrison) – 4:00 (Farrell)

"Nightbloom" (iTunes bonus track) – 4:12 (Farrell)



Satellite Party Band Members / Musicians

Perry Farrell – lead vocals, programming (2, 3, 5, 7, 9-11), string arrangement (3)

Nuno Bettencourt – lead guitar (1-10), bass guitar (2, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11), keyboards (2, 3, 4, 8, 9), string arrangement (3, 6, 9), organ and piano (11), backing vocals

Kevin Figueiredo – drums

Etty Lau Farrell – backing vocals

Carl Restivo – backing vocals (8, 10), additional 808 programming, bass guitar (live)

Peter DiStefano – acoustic guitar (1, 4, 6)

John Frusciante – guitar (3)

Flea – bass guitar (3, 9)

Peter Hook – bass guitar (1, 4)

Fergie – backing vocals (1, 10)

Hybrid – programming (1, 4, 6)

Thievery Corporation – programming (5)

Jim Morrison – vocals (11)

Jack Irons – drums (uncredited)

Harry Gregson-Williams – string arrangement, conducting (5, 6, 7, 10, 11) [The Satellite Strings Orchestra]

Suze DeMarchi – backing vocals (1–3, 5, 8)

Dan Chase – percussion (2, 3)

Joey Heredia – percussion (2, 3, 7, 10)

Kenneth Crouch – piano (3, 7)

Milen Kirov – piano (1)

Jamie Mahoberac – keyboards (3)

Tim Pierce – guitars (5)

Anthony J. Resta – programming

Daniel Sternbaum – engineering

Scott Wiley – engineering (1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10)

Anthony "Rocky" Gallo – engineering and mixing (1–3, 11), additional tracking (11)



Ultra Payloaded is the only studio album by American alternative rock band Satellite Party, released on May 29, 2007, on Columbia Records. Co-produced by Perry Farrell and Nuno Bettencourt, the album was preceded by the single, "Wish Upon a Dog Star".

The album features contributions from artists such as John Frusciante and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas, former Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam drummer Jack Irons, Joy Division/New Order bass guitarist Peter Hook, Porno for Pyros guitarist Peter DiStefano, Hybrid, Thievery Corporation, and finally a pre-recorded vocal performance provided by Jim Morrison. There is also a 30 piece orchestra on four of the tracks, led by Harry Gregson-Williams. The full album was leaked on May 22.

The album entered the charts at #91 on the Billboard 200 with about 8,000 copies sold.

The full album, with the exception of "Nightbloom", was included on Farrell's boxset "The Glitz; The Glamour", released on January 22, 2021. Therefore, it was also released on digital streaming platforms such as Spotify.

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