Dinosaur Jr.: Beyond

Dinosaur - Beyond

On May 1, 2007, “Fat Possum” label released “Beyond”, the eighth Dinosaur Jr. studio album. It was recorded September – December 2006, and was produced by J Mascis.

Personnel:

  • J Mascis – vocals, guitar
  • Lou Barlow – vocals, bass
  • Murph – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by J Mascis except where noted.

  1. Almost Ready
  2. Crumble
  3. Pick Me Up
  4. Back to Your heart – Lou Barlow
  5. This Is All I Came to Do
  6. Been There All the Time
  7. It’s Me
  8. We’re Not Alone
  9. I Got Lost
  10. Lightning Bulb
  11. What If I Knew

Snow Patrol: Eyes Open

Eyes Open

On May 1, 2006, “Fiction” label released “Eyes Open”, the fourth Snow Patrol studio album. It was recorded October – December 2005, at “Grouse Lodge Studios” in Ireland; “The Garage” in Kent; “The Garden” and  “Angel Studios” in London. The single “Chasing Cars” went on to sell over 5 million copies worldwide and has spent a total of 166 weeks on the UK “Singles Chart”, more than any other song in history. The album has been certified 7 x Platinum in the UK, by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Gary Lightbody– vocals, guitar, backing vocals
  • Nathan Connolly– guitar, backing vocals
  • Paul Wilson– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Jonny Quinn– drums, percussion
  • Tom Simpson– keyboards, sample
  • Jacknife Lee – keyboards, programming, backing vocals, engineer, mixing
  • Leon Bosch – double bass
  • Ben Russell – double bass
  • Martha Wainwright – vocals
  • Richard George – violin
  • Ursula Gough – violin
  • Janice Graham – violin
  • Karin Leishman – violin
  • Beatrix Lovejoy – violin
  • Pauline Lowbury – violin
  • Maya Magub – violin
  • Richard Milone – violin
  • Steve Morris – violin
  • Everton Nelson – violin
  • Charles Sewart – violin
  • Paul Willey – violin
  • Lucy Williams – violin
  • Warren Zielinski – violin
  • Maxine Moore – viola
  • William Hawkes – viola
  • Rebecca Hirsch – viola
  • Matthew Souter – viola
  • Timothy Grant – viola
  • Adrian Bradbury – cello
  • Charlie Clark – choir, chorus
  • Caroline Dale – cello
  • Zoe Martlew – cello
  • Caroline Dearney – cello
  • James Banbury – cello, arranger
  • Iain Archer – backing vocals, choir, chorus
  • Paul Archer – backing vocals, choir, chorus
  • Ciaran Gribbin – choir, chorus
  • Hrafnhildur Halldorsdottir – choir, chorus
  • Eugene Kelly – choir, chorus
  • Alastair King – choir, arranger, backing vocals
  • Sam Bell – engineer
  • David McGinty – choir, chorus
  • Richael Reader – choir, chorus
  • Jenny Reeve – choir, chorus
  • Claire Scott – choir, chorus
  • Stacey Seivewright – choir, chorus
  • Sara Wilson – choir, chorus
  • Hilary Skewes – string contractor
  • Peter Hoffman, Tom McFall, Steve Pryce – engineer
  • Simon Wakeling, Stefano Soffia, Fergus Peterkin – engineer assistant
  • Cenzo Townshend – mixing
  • Owen Skinner – mixing assistant
  • John Davies – mastering
  • Richard Andrews – art direction
  • Mat Maitland – art direction, images
  • Dan Tobin Smith – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Gary Lightbody, all music by Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Tom Simpson, Paul Wilson and Jonny Quinn except where noted.

  1. You’re All I Have
  2. Hands Open
  3. Chasing Cars – Gary Lightbody
  4. Shut Your Eyes
  5. It’s Beginning to Get to Me
  6. You Could Be Happy
  7. Make This Go On Forever
  8. Set the Fire to the Third bar
  9. Headlights on Dark Roads
  10. Open Your Eyes
  11. The Finish Line

Nickelback: Curb

Nickelback-Curb

On May 1, 1996, Nickelback self-released the debut album “Curb”. It was recorded in 1996, at “Turtle Recording Studios” in Richmond; “Crosstown Studios” in Vancouver, and was produced by Larry Anschell.

Personnel:

  • Chad Kroeger– lead vocals, guitars
  • Ryan Peake– guitars, backing vocals
  • Mike Kroeger – bass
  • Brandon Kroeger – drums
  • Boyd Grealy – drums
  • Ariel Watson – cello
  • Larry Anschell – engineer, mixing
  • George Marino – mastering

Track listing:

All lyrics by Chad Kroeger, all music by  Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake, Mike Kroeger and Brandon Kroeger , except where noted.

  1. Little Friend
  2. Pusher
  3. Detangler
  4. Curb
  5. Where? – Nickelback, Jeff Boyd
  6. Falls Back On
  7. Sea Groove
  8. Fly – Nickelback, Jeff Boyd
  9. Just For
  10. Left – Nickelback, Jeff Boyd
  11. Window Shopper – Nickelback, Jeff Boyd
  12. I Don’t Have

Mark Lanegan: The Winding Sheet

Mark Lanegan-The Winding Sheet

On May 1, 1990, “Sub Pop” label released “The Winding Sheet”, the first Mark Lanegan solo studio album. It was recorded in 1989, and was produced by Jack Endino, Mike Johnson and Mark Lanegan.

Personnel:

  • Mark Lanegan- lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Kurt Cobain- electric guitar, backing vocal
  • Mike Johnson- acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Steve Fisk– organ, piano
  • Krist Novoselic- bass
  • Jack Endino– bass, second electric guitar
  • Mark Pickerel- drums
  • Justin Williams – violin

Track listing:

All tracks by Mark Lanegan and Mike Johnson except where noted.

  1. Mockingbirds
  2. Museum
  3. Undertow
  4. Ugly Sunday
  5. Down in the Dark
  6. Wild Flowers – Mark Lanegan
  7. Eyes of a Child
  8. The Winding Sheet
  9. Woe – Mark Lanegan
  10. Ten Feet Tall
  11. Where Did You Sleep Last Night – traditional
  12. Juarez – Mark Lanegan, Steve Fisk
  13. I Love You Little Girl – Mark Lanegan

Billy Idol: Charmed Life

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Fairground Attractions: The First of a Million Kisses

The_First_of_a_Million_Kisses

On May 1, 1988, “RCA” label released “The First of a Million Kisses”, the debut Fairground Attraction album. It was recorded in 1988, and was produced by Eddi Reader, Mark E. Nevin, Simon Edwards, Ray Dodds and Kevin Maloney. In 1989, “The First of a Million Kisses”, won the award for best album at the “Brit Awards” and was certified Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Eddi Reader- lead vocals
  • Mark E. Nevin- guitar
  • Simon Edwards- guitar
  • Kim Burton -accordion, tiny harp, piano
  • Ray Dodds- drums, percussion
  • Roger Beaujolais -vibes, glockenspiel
  • Anthony Thistlethwaite- mandolin
  • Steve Forster – mandolin
  • Will Hasty -clarinet
  • Ian Shaw – backing vocals
  • Elliot Erwitt – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Mark E. Nevin, except where noted.

  1. A Smile in a Whisper
  2. Perfect
  3. Moon on the Rain
  4. Find My Love
  5. Fairground Attraction
  6. The Wind Knows My Name
  7. Clare
  8. Comedy Waltz
  9. The Moon Is Mine
  10. Station Street
  11. Whispers – Eddie Reader
  12. Allelujah

James Taylor: Gorilla

James_Taylor_-_Gorilla

On May 1, 1975, “Warner Bros” label released “Gorilla”, the sixth James Taylor studio album. It was recorded March – April, 1975 at “Warner Bros. Studios” in North Hollywood and “The Burbank Studios” in Burbank, and was produced by Russ Titelman and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor – vocals, acoustic, electric and high-string acoustic  guitar, ukulele
  • David Crosby- vocals
  • Graham Nash- vocals
  • Carly Simon- vocals
  • Valerie Carter- vocals
  • Clarence McDonald – piano, ARP String Ensemble synthesizer, Fender Rhodes electric piano
  • Randy Newman- horn organ
  • Nick DeCaro – organ, strings, accordion
  • Arthur Adams – electric guitar
  • Lowell George- vocals, slide guitar
  • Danny Kortchmar- electric guitar
  • Al Perkins- pedal steel guitar
  • David Grisman- mandolin
  • Lee Sklar- bass
  • Willie Weeks- bass
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Andy Newmark- drums
  • Russ Kunkel- drums, percussion, shaker, tambourine, congas
  • Milt Holland- percussion, wind chimes
  • Victor Feldman- percussion
  • David Sanborn- saxophone
  • Chuck Findley- trumpet
  • George Bohannon – trombone
  • Jules Jacob – clarinet, oboe
  • Gayle Levant – harp

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor, except where noted.

  1. Mexico
  2. Music
  3. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) – Holland/Dozier/Holland
  4. Wandering – traditional; arrangement and additional lyrics by James Taylor
  5. Gorilla
  6. You Make It Easy
  7. I Was a Fool to Care
  8. Lighthouse
  9. Angry Blues
  10. Love Songs
  11. Sarah Maria

 

Jeff Beck Group: Same

Jeff Beck Group

On May 1, 1972, “Epic” label released the self-titled, fourth Jeff Beck Group studio album. It was recorded in January 1972, and was produced by Steve Cropper.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Beck: guitar
  • Bobby Tench: vocals
  • Max Middleton: keyboards
  • Clive Chaman: bass
  • Cozy Powell: drums

Track listing:

  1. Ice Cream Cakes – Jeff Beck
  2. Glad All Over – Aaron Schroeder, Sid Tepper, Roy Bennett
  3. Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You – Bob Dylan
  4. Sugar Cane – Jeff Beck,Steve Cropper
  5. I Can’t Give Back the Love I Feel For You – Valerie Simpson,Nickolas Ashford, Brian Holland
  6. Going Down – Don Nix
  7. I Got to Have a Song – Stevie Wonder, Don Hunter,Lula Mae Hardaway, Paul Riser
  8. Highways – Jeff Beck
  9. Definitely Maybe – Jeff Beck

 

Joni Mitchell: Clouds

Clouds

On May 1, 1969, “Reprise” label released “Clouds”, the second Joni Mitchell studio album. It was recorded at “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Joni Mitchell and Paul A. Rothchild.

Personnel:

  • Joni Mitchell– vocals, guitar, keyboards, arrangements, cover art
  • Stephen Stills– bass, guitar
  • Ed Thrasher– art direction
  • Henry Lewy– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Joni Mitchell.

  1. Tin Angel
  2. Chelsea Morning
  3. I Don’t Know Where I Stand
  4. The Song About Midway
  5. Roses Blue
  6. The Gallery
  7. I Think I Understand
  8. Songs to Aging Children Home
  9. The Fiddle and the Drum
  10. Both Sides Now

Iggy & the Stooges: Ready to Die

The_Stooges_Ready_to_Die

On April 30, 2013, “Fat Possum Records” label released “Ready to Die”, the fifth Iggy and the Stooges studio album. It was recorded 2012 – 2013, at “Fantasy Studios” in Berkeley, CA and was produced by James Williamson.

Personnel:

  • Iggy Pop– vocals
  • James Williamson– guitar
  • Scott Thurston– keyboards
  • Michelle Willis– pump organ
  • Mike Watt– bass
  • Mark Culbertson – double bass
  • Scott Asheton– drums
  • Jason Butler – percussion
  • Toby Dammit– percussion
  • Steve Mackay– saxophone
  • Petra Haden– violin, backing vocals
  • Hugh Marsh– violin
  • Jesse Nichols – recording, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Iggy Pop and James Williamson.

  1. Burn
  2. Sex & Money
  3. Job
  4. Gun
  5. Unfriendly World
  6. Ready to Die
  7. DD’s
  8. Dirty Deal
  9. Beat That Guy
  10. The Departed