On January 31, 2014.

On January 31, 2014, “Columbia” label released “After the Disco”, the second  Broken Bells studio album. It was recorded October 2012 – November 2013, at “Mondo Studio” and “Sound Recorders” in Los Angeles, Glenwood Place Studios” in Burbank, California, “Firehouse Studios” in Pasadena, California, and was produced by Danger Mouse (Brian Burton).

Personnel:

  • Brian Burton– drums, organ, piano, synthesizer, percussion, bass, guitar
  • James Mercer– vocals, guitar, bass, organ, synthesizer, percussion
  • Elizabeth Berg, Heather Porcaro, Myla Balugay, Rebecca Ann Stark- backing vocals

Orchestra

  • The Angel City String Orchestra – strings

Daniele Luppi – conductor, string arrangement

Anton Riehl – score

Peter Kent – concertmaster, violin

Chris Tedesco – contractor

  • Carolyn Osborn – violin
  • Erika Walczak – violin
  • Jennifer Walton – violin
  • Judy Yoo – violin
  • Julie Beavers – violin
  • Norman Hughes – violin
  • Shari Zippert – violin
  • Sharon Jackson – violin
  • Susan Chatman – violin
  • Vladimir Polimatidi – violin
  • Alisha Bauer – cello
  • Stefanie Fife – cello
  • Vanessa Freebairn-Smith – cello
  • Adrianna Zoppo – viola
  • Brianna Bandy – viola
  • Jessica Van Velzen – viola

 

  • Kamasi Washington – tenor saxophone
  • David Ralicke – trombone
  • Nathaniel Walcott- trumpet
  • Brian Burton – programmer
  • Kennie Takahashi – programmer, mixing, recording, engineer
  • Todd Monfalcone – recording
  • Jeff Peters – recording strings
  • Jacob Dennis – assistant mixing, assistant engineer
  • Michele Harrison – management
  • Chris Kahn – assistant mixing, assistant engineer
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Todd Monfalcone – mixing, second engineer
  • Ian Montone – management
  • Geoff Neal – assistant mixing
  • Amy Schmalz – management
  • Laura Sisk – second engineer
  • Jeremy Underwood – assistant engineer strings
  • Jacob Escobedo – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by James Mercer and Brian Burton.

  1. Perfect World
  2. After the Disco
  3. Holding On for Life
  4. Leave it Alone
  5. The Changing Lights
  6. Control
  7. Lazy Wonderland
  8. Medicine
  9. No Matter What You’re Told
  10. The Angel and the Fool

In January 1994.

In January 1994, “Capitol” label released “Mirror Blue”, the seventh Richard Thompson studio album. It was recorded in January 1993, at “The Sound Factory” in Los Angeles and “RAK Studios” in London, and was produced by Mitchell Froom.

Personnel:

  • Richard Thompson– guitar, vocals, mandolin
  • Mitchell Froom– keyboards
  • Jerry Scheff– bass guitar, double bass
  • Pete Thomas– drums, percussion
  • Christine Collister, Michael Parker – backing vocals
  • John Kirkpatrick- accordion, concertinas
  • Danny Thompson- double bass
  • Alistair Anderson – concertina, Northumbrian pipes
  • Tom McConville, Martin Dunn – flute
  • Philip Pickett- shawms

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Thompson.

  1. For the Sake of Mary
  2. I Can’t Wake Up to Save my Life
  3. MGB-GT
  4. The Way That it Shows
  5. Easy There, Steady Now
  6. King of Bohemia
  7. Shane and Dixie
  8. Mingus Eyes
  9. I Ride in Your Slipstream
  10. Beeswing
  11. Fast Food
  12. Mascara Tear
  13. Taking my Business Elsewhere

 

In January 1988.

In January 1988, “Dossier” label released “State of Mind”, the second Front Line Assembly studio album. It was recorded in August 1987, and was produced by Michael Balch.

Personnel:

  • Bill Leeb– mixing, vocals
  • Michael Balch – mixing
  • Dave Ogilvie– editing
  • Manfred Schiek – sleeve design

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Leeb.

  1. First Reprisal
  2. Consequence
  3. Burnt Soul
  4. Testimony
  5. Landslide
  6. Terminal Power
  7. Malignant Fracture
  8. Resistance
  9. Sustain Upright
  10. Sustain Upright
  11. No Tomorrow
  12. And They Shall Bow

In January 1988.

In January 1988, “Columbia / Legacy” label released “Never Die Young”, the twelfth James Taylor album. It was recorded in 1987, and was produced by Don Grolnick.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor – guitar, vocals
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Rosemary Butler– vocals
  • Dan Dugmore– banjo, pedal steel guitar
  • Don Grolnick– piano
  • Lani Groves– backing vocals
  • David Lasley– vocals
  • Jay Leonhart– bass
  • Bob Mann– guitar
  • Arnold McCuller– vocals
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • Mark O’Connor– violin
  • Bill Payne– keyboards
  • Leland Sklar– bass
  • Greg “Fingers” Taylor– harmonica
  • Carlos Vega– drums, percussion
  • James Farber – recording and mix engineer
  • Don Rodenbach – assistant engineer
  • Edd Kolakowski – guitar and piano technician, production assistant
  • Rhonda Schoen – digital editing
  • Greg Calbi– mastering engineer
  • Robby Kilgore and Clifford Carter – synthesizer programming
  • Jim Brandenburg– wolf photos
  • Rudy Molacek – James Taylor photo
  • Marc Balet – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor, except where noted.

  1. Never Die Young
  2. T-Bone – Bill Payne, James Taylor
  3. Baby Boom Baby – James Taylor, Zachary Wiesner
  4. Runaway Boy
  5. Valentine’s Day
  6. Sun on the Moon
  7. Sweet Potato Pie
  8. Home by Another Way – Timothy Mayer, James Taylor
  9. Letter in the Mail
  10. First of May

In January 1987.

On January 1987, “Glass” label released “Up for a Bit with The Pastels”, the debut  Pastels album. It was recorded September 1986, at “W.S.R.S.” in Leamington Spa, and was produced by John A. Rivers.

Personnel:

  • Stephen McRobbie (Stephen Pastel) – guitar, vocals
  • Brian Taylor (Brian Superstar) – guitar
  • Martin Hayward – bass, vocals
  • Bernice Simpson – drums
  • Annabel Wright – vocals, percussion, keyboards, artwork
  • John A. Rivers – producer, keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Stephen McRobbie, except where noted.

  1. Ride
  2. Up for a Bit – Martin Hayward, Bernice Simpson
  3. Crawl Babies – Martin Hayward, Bernice Simpson
  4. Address Book – Stephen McRobbie, Brian Taylor
  5. I’m Alright with You
  6. Hitchin’ a (Ride)
  7. Get ‘Round Town – Stephen McRobbie, Brian Taylor
  8. Automatically Yours
  9. Baby Honey – Stephen McRobbie, Brian Taylor
  10. If I Could Tell You – Martin Hayward, Bernice Simpson

In January 1987.

In January 1987, “Arista” label released “Gaudi”, the tenth Alan Parsons Project album. It was recorded October 1985 – August 1986, at “The Grange” and “Mayfair Studios” in London, and was produced by Alan Parsons.

Personnel:

  • Alan Parsons– synthesizer, programming, engineer
  • Eric Woolfson– pianos, keyboards, vocals
  • Ian Bairnson– guitars
  • Laurence Cottle– bass
  • Stuart Elliott– drums, percussion
  • Richard Cottle – synthesizers, saxophones
  • John Miles, Lenny Zakatek, Eric Woolfson, Geoff Barradale, Chris Rainbow – vocals
  • Andrew Powell– orchestral arrangements
  • John Heley – cello
  • David Cripp – horns conductor
  • Bob Howes – The English Chorale conductor, timpani

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.

  1. La Sagrada Familia
  2. Too Late
  3. Closer to Heaven
  4. Standing on Higher Ground
  5. Money Talks
  6. Inside Looking Out
  7. Paseo de Gracia

In January 1984.

In January 1984, “Urantia” label released “Flex-Able”, the debut Steve Vai solo album. It was recorded April–November, 1983, and was produced by Steve Vai.

Personnel:

  • Steve Vai– synthesizer, bass, guitar, percussion, piano, electric guitar, keyboards, sitar, vocals, bells, producer, engineer, drum machine, drum programming, design, mixing
  • Scott Collard – synthesizer, keyboards, Fender Rhodes
  • Larry Crane – lyre, xylophone, bells, vibraphone
  • Greg Degler – clarinet, flute, saxophone
  • Joe Despagni – sound effects
  • Laurel Fishman – vocals
  • Peggy Foster – bass
  • Chris Frazier– drums
  • Stuart Hamm– bass, sound effects, vocals
  • Bob Harris – trumpet, vocals (as Irney Rantin)
  • Suzannah Harris (as Ursula Rayven) – vocals
  • Billy James– percussion, drums
  • Paul Lemcke – keyboards
  • Pia Maiocco– vocals
  • Tommy Mars– violin, keyboards, vocals
  • Lill Vai – sound effects
  • Chad Wackerman– drums
  • Pete Zeldman – percussion, drums
  • Aaron Brown – design, illustrations
  • John Matousek – mastering
  • Mark Pinske – assistant
  • Neil Zlozower – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Vai.

  1. Little Green Men
  2. Viv Woman
  3. Lovers Are Crazy
  4. Salamanders in the Sun
  5. The Boy/Girl Song
  6. The Attitude Song
  7. Call It Sleep
  8. Junkie
  9. Bill’s Private Parts
  10. Next Stop Earth
  11. There’s Something Dead in Here

 

In January 1983.

In January 1983, “SST” label released “What Makes a Man Start Fires?”, the second Minutemen studio album. It was recorded July – August 1982, and was produced by Spot.

Personnel:

  • Boon- guitar, lead vocals
  • Mike Watt- bass, backing vocals
  • George Hurley- drums, oil drums
  • Joe Baiza – additional guitar

Track listing:

  1. Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs – Mike Watt
  2. One Chapter in the Book – Mike Watt
  3. Fake Contest – Mike Watt
  4. Beacon Sighted Through Fog – Mike Watt
  5. Mutiny in Jonestown – Boon, Mike Watt
  6. East Wind/Faith – George Hurley, Mike Watt
  7. Pure Joy – George Hurley, Mike Watt
  8. 99 – George Hurley, Mike Watt
  9. The Anchor – George Hurley, Mike Watt
  10. Sell or Be Sold – Boon, Mike Watt
  11. The Only Minority – Boon, Mike Watt
  12. Split Red – Boon, Mike Watt
  13. Colors – Boon, Mike Watt
  14. Plight – Boon, Mike Watt
  15. The Tin Roof – Mike Watt
  16. Life as a Rehearsal – Mike Watt
  17. This Road – Mike Watt
  18. Polarity – Mike Watt

In January 1982.

In January 1982, “Albion” label released “Repercussion”, the second dB’s album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Power Station” in New York Cit, “Ramport Studios” and “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Scott Litt.

Personnel:

  • Chris Stamey– guitar, vocals
  • Peter Holsapple– guitar, vocals
  • Gene Holder – bass guitar
  • Will Rigby– drums
  • Andy Clark– additional keyboards
  • The RumourBrass: Chris Gower – trombone, Dick Hansen – trumpet, John “Irish” Earle – saxophones

Track listing:

  1. Living a Lie – Peter Holsapple
  2. We Were Happy There – Peter Holsapple
  3. Happenstance – Chris Stamey
  4. From a Window – Chris Stamey
  5. Amplifier – Peter Holsapple
  6. Ask for Jill – Chris Stamey
  7. I Feel Good (Today) – Chris Stamey
  8. Storm Warning – Peter Holsapple
  9. Ups and Downs – Chris Stamey
  10. Nothing Is Wrong – Peter Holsapple
  11. In Spain – Chris Stamey
  12. Neverland – Peter Holsapple

On January 28, 2013.

On January 28, 2013, “14th Floor” label released “Opposites”, the sixth Biffy Clyro studio album. It was recorded 2011 – 2012, at “The Village” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Garth “GGGarth” Richardson.

Personnel:

  • Simon Neil– lead vocals, guitars, co-producer
  • James Johnston– backing vocals, bass, co-producer
  • Ben Johnston– drums, backing vocals, percussion, co-producer
  • Ben Bridwell- additional vocals
  • Mike Vennart– additional guitar, additional vocals
  • David Campbell- string, brass, choir and bagpipe arrangements
  • Eric Rigler- bagpipes
  • Alex Orosa – violin
  • Garth Richardson– additional editing
  • Ryan Williams, Ben Kaplan – recording
  • Steve Churchyard, JP Reid, Nick Rowe – additional engineering
  • James Rushent – additional production, programming
  • Ted Jensen- mastering engineer
  • Storm Thorgerson – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Simon Neil.

  1. Different People
  2. Black Chandelie
  3. Sounds Like Balloons
  4. Opposite
  5. The Joke’s on Us
  6. Biblical
  7. A Girl and His Cat
  8. The Fog
  9. Little Hospitals
  10. The Thaw