On April 30, 2020.

On April 30, 2020, Tony Oladipo Allen died aged 80. He was composer, songwriter and musician (drums), regarded as one of the primary co-founders of the genre of Afrobeat music. He has recorded and performed with Fela Kuti, Roy Ayers, Ernest Raanglin, Zap Mama,  Sébastien Tellier, Chicago Afrobeat Project, Moritz Von Oswald Trio, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jimi Tenor, Rocket Juice & The Moon, Gonjasufi and Hugh Masakela. Brian Eno described Allen as “perhaps the greatest drummer who has ever lived”.

On May 1, 2000.

On May 1, 2000, “Arion Records” and “Sound Resources” labels released “Chronometree”, the fourth Glass Hammer studio album. It was recorded 1999 – 2000, and was produced by Steve Babb and Fred Schendel.

Personnel:

  • Fred Schendel – Hammond organ,  mellotron,  minimoog,  synthesizers, acoustic, electric  and slide guitar,  Autoharp,  recorders, drums, backing vocals
  • Steve Babb – bass, keyboards, Mellotron, assorted analog synthesizers, backing vocals
  • Walter Moore – electric and acoustic guitars, drums
  • Brad Marler – acoustic guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Arjen Lucassen– additional lead guitar
  • Terry Clouse – additional lead guitar
  • Susie Warren – backing vocals
  • Jamie Watkins – backing vocals
  • Sarah Snyder – backing vocals
  • Bruce Huffman – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Fred Schendel and Steve Babb except when noted.

  1. Empty Space – Revealer
  2. An Eldritch Wind
  3. Revelation / Chronometry
  4. Chronotheme
  5. A Perfect Carousel – Brad Marler
  6. Chronos Deliverer
  7. Shapes of the Morning
  8. Chronoverture
  9. The Waiting
  10. Watching the Sky

On May 1, 1986.

On May 1, 1986, “4AD” label released “Standing Up Straight”, the second Wolfgang Press studio album. It was recorded January – March 1986, at “Blackwing Studios” in London, and was produced by John Fryer, Michael Allen, Mark Cox and Andrew Gray.

Personnel:

  • Michael Allen – vocals, bass
  • Mark Cox – keyboards
  • Andrew Gray – guitars
  • John Fryer – marimba, percussion, programming, engineering
  • Gini Ball – violin, viola
  • Elizabeth Fraser– vocals
  • Martin McGarrick – cello
  • 23 Envelope – sleeve design, typography, photography
  • Chris Bigg – sleeve typography
  • Ruth Rowland – sleeve typography

Track listing:

All tracks by Andrew Gray, Mark Cox and Michael Allen.

  1. Dig a Hole
  2. My Life
  3. Hammer the Halo
  4. Bless My Brother
  5. Fire – Fly
  6. Ghost
  7. Rotten Fodder
  8. Forty Days, Thirty Nights
  9. I Am the Crime

 

On May 1, 1976.

On May 1, 1976, “Charisma” label released “Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Edgar Allan Poe)”, the debut Alan Parsons Project studio album. It was recorded July 1975 – January 1976, at “Abbey Road” and “Kingsway Hall” in London, “Mama Jo’s” in Hollywood, and was produced by Alan Parsons.

Personnel:

  • Alan Parsons– lead vocals, guitar, organ, synthesizer, keyboards, recorder, engineer, projectron
  • Eric Woolfson– lead and background vocals, synthesizer, harpsichord, keyboards, executive producer
  • Andrew Powell– keyboards, arranger
  • Ian Bairnson– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Billy Lyall– piano, drums, glockenspiel, keyboards, recorder, Fender rhodes
  • Francis Monkman– organ, keyboards
  • Christopher North– keyboards
  • David Paton– lead and background vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, bass
  • Leonard Whiting– vocals, narrator
  • John Miles– vocals, guitar
  • Jane Powell – lead and background vocals
  • Arthur Brown– vocals
  • Terry Sylvester– vocals
  • English Chorale– vocals
  • Smokey Parsons – vocals
  • Jack Harris– vocals
  • Bob Howes – choir
  • The English Chorale and Played Ti – choir
  • Kevin Peek– acoustic guitar
  • Laurence Juber – acoustic guitar
  • David Pack– guitar
  • Joe Puerta– bass
  • Les Hurdle – bass
  • Daryl Runswick– bass, string bass
  • David Katz – violin, orchestra contractor
  • Stuart Tosh– vocals, cymbals, drums, Tympani
  • John Leach – vocals, percussion, cimbalom, kantele
  • Burleigh Drummond– drums
  • Dennis Clarke – saxophone, clarinet
  • David Snell – harp
  • Gordon Parry – engineer
  • Tom Trefethen – assistant engineer
  • Tony Richards – assistant engineer
  • Pat Stapley – assistant engineer
  • Chris Blair – assistant engineer
  • Colin Elgie – artwork, graphic design, layout design
  • Hipgnosis– design, cover art
  • Aubrey Powell– photography
  • Peter Christopherson– photography
  • Storm Thorgerson– photography
  • Sam Emerson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Eric Woolfson and Alan Parsons except where noted.

  1. A Dream Within a Dream
  2. The Raven
  3. The Tell – Tale Heart
  4. The Cask of Amontillado
  5. The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether
  6. The Fall of the House of Usher Eric Woolfson, Alan Parsons, Andrew Powell
  • Prelude
  • Arrival
  • Intermezzo
  • Pavane
  • Fall
  1. To One in Paradise

On April 30, 2013.

On April 30, 2013, “deaconrecords” label released “The Manhattan Blues Project”, the fifth Steve Hunter studio album. It was recorded in 2013, and was produced by Steve Hunter.

Personnel:

  • Steve Hunter– guitar
  • Karen Ann Hunter – vocals
  • Todd Chuba – drums
  • Phil Aaberg– piano, keyboards
  • 2Cellos – Luka Šulić, Stjepan Hauser
  • Johnny Depp– guitar
  • Marty Friedman– guitar
  • Michael Lee Firkins– slide guitar
  • Tommy Henriksen– vocal rap
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Joe Perry– guitar
  • Joe Satriani– guitar
  • Todd Chuba – drums
  • Jason Becker – programming
  • Dave Shirk – mastering
  • Karen Hunter – cover design
  • Michael Woodall – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Hunter.

  1. Prelude to the Blues
  2. 222 W. 23rd
  3. Gramercy Park
  4. A Night at the Waldorf
  5. Solsbury Hill – Peter Gabriel
  6. Daydream by the Hudson – Jason Becker
  7. Flames at the Dakota
  8. The Brooklyn Shuffle
  9. What’s Going on – Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye
  10. Ground Zero
  11. Twilight in Harlem
  12. Sunset in Central Park

On April 30, 2013.

On April 30, 2013, “Northern Spy” label released “Your Turn”, studio album by Ceramic Dog (20th Marc Ribot album overall). It was recorded in 2013, and was produced by Greg Saunie.

Personnel:

  • Marc Ribot– vocals, guitar, banjo, bass, melodica, horn, trumpet
  • Shahzad Ismaily– vocals, bass, synthesizer, guitar, keyboards, sampling, Moog synthesizer
  • Ches Smith– vocals, drums, percussion, electronics, keyboards
  • Eszter Balint– vocals, melodica, organ, violin
  • Dan Willis – Oboe, zurna
  • Keefus Ciancia– sampling
  • Arto Lindsay– guitar
  • Greg Saunier – mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Ribot, except where noted.

  1. Lies My Body Told Me
  2. Your Turn – Shahzad Ismaily, Marc Ribot, Ches Smith
  3. Masters of the Internet
  4. Ritual Slaughter – Shahzad Ismaily, Marc Ribot, Ches Smith
  5. Avanti Popolo – Carlo Tuzzi, traditional
  6. Ain’t Gonna Let Them Turn Us Around
  7. Bread and Roses – James Oppenheim
  8. Prayer
  9. Pants Goes to Hollywood
  10. The Kid is Back
  11. Take 5 – Paul Desmond
  12. We Are Professionals – Shahzad Ismaily, Marc Ribot, Ches Smith
  13. Special Snowflake – Chez Smith

On April 30, 2002.

On April 30, 2002, “Elektra” label released the self – titled, second Trey Anastasio studio album. It was recorded June – December 2001, at “The Barn” in Westford, Vermont, and was produced by Trey Anastasio and Bryce Goggin.

Personnel:

  • Trey Anastasio – vocals, guitar
  • Tony Markellis – vocals, bass guitar
  • Russ Lawton – vocals, drums
  • Jennifer Hartswick – vocals, trumpet
  • Ray Paczkowski – keyboards
  • Russell Remmington – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Dave Grippo – alt and baritone saxophone
  • Dana Colley – saxophone
  • Rob Volo – trombone
  • Nicholas Payton – trumpet
  • Andy Moroz – trumpet
  • Stacey Brubaker – flute
  • Karen Kevra – flute
  • Ann Greenawalt – oboe, English horn
  • Steve Klimowski – clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Craig Olzenak – bass clarinet
  • Margaret Phillips – bassoon
  • Shelagh Abate – French horn
  • Jocelyn Crawford – French horn
  • Mike Hopkins – double bass
  • Cyro Baptista – percussion
  • Curtis King Jr. – vocals
  • Lisa Fisher – vocals
  • David Gusacov – violin
  • Laura Markowitz – violin
  • Ana Ruesink – viola
  • John Dunlop – cello
  • Peter Wilson – timpani
  • Tom Toner – marimba

Track listing:

  1. Alive Again
  2. Cayman Review
  3. Push On ‘Til the Day
  4. Night Speaks to a Woman
  5. Flock of Words
  6. Money, Love and Change
  7. Drifting
  8. At the Gazebo
  9. Mister Completely
  10. Ray Dawn Balloon
  11. Last Tube
  12. Ether Sunday

On April 29, 2011.

On April 29, 2011. “Richter Collective” label released “Gangs”, the second And So I Watch You From Afar studio album. It was recorded 2010 – 2011, at “Start Together Studio” in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and was produced by Rocky O’Reilly, Rory Friers, Tony Wright, Jonathan Adger and Chris Wee.

Personnel:

  • Rory Friers – guitar
  • Tony Wright – guitar
  • Jonathan Adger – bass
  • Chris Wee – drums, percussion
  • Rocky O’Reilly – engineering, mixing
  • Lee McMahon – engineering assistant
  • Robin Schmidt – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Rory Friers, Tony Wright, Jonathan Adger and Chris Wee.

  1. BEAUTIFULUNIVERSEMASTERCHAMPION
  2. Gang (Starting Never Stopping)
  3. Search: Party Animal
  4. 7 Billion People All Alive at Once
  5. Think: Breathe: Destroy
  6. Homes – Ghost Parlor KA – 6 To…
  7. Homes – …Samara to Belfast
  8. Lifeproof

On April 29, 1996.

On April 29, 1996, “Setanta” label released “Casanova”, the fourth Divine Comedy studio album. It was June 1995 – January 1996, and was produced by Darren Allison and Neil Hannon.

Personnel:

  • Neil Hannon– vocals, bass, guitar, percussion, piano, , Wurlitzer, Hammond organ, tympani, arranger, art direction
  • Darren Allison– drums, percussion, engineer, mixing
  • John Allen – celeste, whistle
  • Joby Talbot– piano, alto saxophone, orchestration, arranger, conductor,
  • Bryan Mills – bass
  • Rebecca Hayes – violin
  • Yuri Kalnitz – violin
  • Emile Chitikov – violin
  • Eos Counsell – violin
  • Mark Knight– violin
  • Alison Fletcher – violin, viola
  • Anna Giddey – violin
  • Alex Postlethwaite – violin
  • Laura Samuel – violin
  • Padraic Savage– violin
  • Alice Pratley – violin
  • Charlotte Glasson – viola
  • Ruth Goldstein – cello
  • Kathy Brown – cello
  • Joe Richards – cello
  • Chris Worsey – cello
  • Jane Watkins – cello
  • Alex McRonald – flute
  • Adrian Roach – oboe
  • Titch Walker – trumpet
  • Jane Butterfield – trombone
  • Robin Hayward – tuba
  • Alice Reynolds – laughs
  • Andy Chase – engineer, mixing
  • Tom Gurling – assistant engineer
  • Chris Scard – assistant engineer
  • Robbie Kazandjian – assistant engineer
  • Paul Mysiak – assistant engineer
  • Darren Nash – assistant engineer
  • Gerard Navarro – assistant engineer
  • Gareth Parton – assistant engineer
  • Ian Cooper – mastering
  • Rob Crane – design
  • Kevin Westenberg – art direction, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Hannon.

  1. Something for the Weekend
  2. Becoming More Like Alfie
  3. Middle-Class Heroes
  4. In & Out of Paris & London
  5. Charge
  6. Songs of Love
  7. The Frog Princess
  8. A Woman of the World
  9. Through a Long & Sleepless Night
  10. Theme from Casanova
  11. The Dogs & the Horsess

On April 29, 1983.

On April 29, 1983, “Zomba Records” label released “Listen”, the second A Flock of Seagulls studio album. It was recorded 1982 – 1983, at “Conny Plank’s Studio” in Neunkirchen, Germany, and was produced by Mike Howlett, Bill Nelson, Dave Hutchins, Conny Plank and Mike Score.

Personnel:

  • Mike Score– lead vocals, keyboards, guitar
  • Paul Reynolds– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Frank Maudsley – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Ali Score – drums
  • Dave Hutchins – engineer
  • Pete Watson – sleeve design, art direction
  • Eric Watson – photography
  • Martin Pretorius – make-up

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Score, Ali Score, Frank Maudsley and Paul Reynolds.

  1. Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)
  2. Nightmares
  3. Transfer Affection
  4. What Am I Supposed to Do
  5. Electrics
  6. The Travellersss
  7. 2:30
  8. Over the Border
  9. The Fall
  10. (It’s Not Ne) Talking