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Wincing the Night Away is a Grammy-nominated album by indie rock group The Shins. It was released by Sub Pop Records on January 23, 2007. It is the band's third album, and the final under their contract with Sub Pop. The album was recorded in James Mercer's basement studio, Phil Ek's home in Seattle, and in Oregon City with veteran producer Joe Chiccarelli (Frank Zappa, Oingo Boingo).
The Japanese edition of the album contains two additional tracks, "Nothing at All" and "Spilt Needles" (alternate version), both taken from the "Phantom Limb" single. "Nothing at All" is also included on the album when purchased on iTunes.
Personnel: - James Mercer -- vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizers, ukelele, banjo, cat piano, percussion, beat and MIDI programming - Marty Crandall -- synthesizers, organ, bass, percussion - Dave Hernandez -- bass, lead guitar - Jesse Sandoval -- drums - Chris Funk -- lap steel on "Red Rabbits" and "A Comet Appears", hammered dulcimer and bouzouki on "A Comet Appears" - Eric Johnson -- backing vocals and piano on "Girl Sailor" - Anita Robinson -- backing vocals on "Phantom Limb" and "Turn On Me" - Paloma Griffin -- violin on "Red Rabbits" - Niels Gallaway -- French horn on "A Comet Appears" - Additional assistance by Jason McGerr, Marisa Kula, Chris Jones, Bob Stark, Brian Lowe, Brian Vibberts, Kendra Lynn, Wes Johnson & Pete Tewes.