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Tom Verlaine

On January 28, 2023, Thomas Miller aka Tom Verlaine died aged 73. He was musician (guitar, piano), singer and songwriter, member of the bands The Neon Boys and Million Dollar Bashers, but was best known as frontman of The Television. Verlaine guested as guitarist on numerous releases of other artists including Luna and Patti Smith. As leader Verlaine released ten albums.

Weezer: OK Human

On January 29, 2021, “Crush Music” and “Atlantic” labels released “OK Human”, the fourteenth Weezer studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2020, and was produced by Jake Sinclair.

Personnel:

  • Rivers Cuomo – lead vocals, piano
  • Brian Bell – piano, acoustic guitar, organ, backing vocals
  • Scott Shriner – bass, backing vocals
  • Patrick Wilson – drums, backing vocals
  • Tara Helen O’Connor – flute, piccolo
  • Keisuke Ikuma – English horn, oboe
  • Pavel Vinnitsky – clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Dan Shelly – bassoon
  • Erik Ralske – French horn
  • Anne Sharer – French horn
  • Tony Kadleck – trumpet
  • Ray Riccomini – trumpet
  • Ryan Keberle – trombone
  • Sasha Romero – trombone
  • Lisa Kim – concert master, violin
  • Peter Bahng – violin
  • Ann Lehmann – violin
  • Matt Lehmann – violin
  • Joanna Maurer – violin
  • Sharon Yamada – violin
  • Jung Sun Yoo – violin
  • Will Frampton – viola
  • Joel Noyes – viola
  • Michael Roth – viola
  • Becky Young – viola
  • Alan Stepansky – cello
  • Rob Mathes – arranger, horn conductor, string conductor, woodwind arrangement
  • Jonathan Allen – engineer
  • Perry Margouleff – engineer
  • Paul Pritchard – engineer
  • Suzy Shinn – engineer, vocal producer
  • Maureen Sickler – engineer
  • William Carroll – engineer
  • Zach Fisher – engineer
  • Brian Fombona – engineer
  • Rachel White – engineer
  • William Wittman – engineer
  • Karl Wingate – assistant engineer
  • Lazaro Zarate – assistant engineer
  • Andy Maxwell – assistant engineer
  • Branko Presley – assistant engineer
  • Lawton Burris – engineer assistant
  • John Sinclair – mixing
  • Pete Lyman – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks are written by Rivers Cuomo, except where noted.

  1. All My Favorite Songs – Rivers Cuomo, Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson, Ilsey Juber
  2. Aloo Gobi
  3. Grapes of Wrath
  4. Numbers
  5. Playing My Piano
  6. Mirror Image
  7. Screens
  8. Bird with a Broken Wind
  9. Dead Roses
  10. Everything Happens for a Reason
  11. Here Comes the Rain
  12. La Brea Tar Pits

Baio: Dead Hand Control

On January 29, 2020, “Glassnote” label released “Dead Hand Control”, the third Baio (Chris Baio) studio album. It was recorded June 2018- January 2020, at “13 Studios” in London, “Heavy Duty Studios” in Burbank, “C+C Music Factory” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Chris Baio.

  • Chris Baio − vocals, bass, guitar, piano, engineer
  • George Hume – guitar
  • Robby Sinclair – drums
  • Ezra Koenig – backing vocals
  • Greta Morgan – backing vocals
  • Buzzy Lee – backing vocals
  • Jasmine Chen – engineer
  • Chris Kasych – engineer
  • John Foyle – engineer
  • Lars Stalfors – mixing
  • Emily Lazar – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Baio.

  1. Dead Hand Control
  2. Endless Me, Endlessly
  3. What Do You Say When I’m Not There
  4. Dead Hand
  5. Take it from Me
  6. Caisse Noire
  7. Never Never Never
  8. O.M.W.

Jethro Tull: The Zealot Gene

On January 28, 2022, “Inside Out Music” label released “The Zealot Gene”, the 22nd Jethro Tull studio album. It was recorded March 2017 – July 2021, at “Modern World Studios” in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, and was produced by Ian Anderson.

Personnel:

  • Ian Anderson – vocals, flute, acoustic guitar, mandolin, whistle, harmonica, stereo mixing, artwork concept, photography
  • Florian Opahle – electric guitar
  • John O’Hara – piano, keyboards, accordion, organ
  • David Goodier – bass guitar
  • Scott Hammond – drums
  • Joe Parrish-James – guitar
  • Michael Nyandoro – engineer
  • Nick Watson – mastering
  • Jakko Jakszyk – 5.1 surround sound mixing
  • Thomas Ewerhard – artwork design
  • James Anderson – photography
  • Tim Bowness – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Anderson.

  1. Mrs. Tibbets
  2. Jacob’s Tales
  3. Mine is the Mountain
  4. The Zealot Gene
  5. Shoshana Sleeping
  6. Sad City Sisters
  7. Barren Beth, Wild Desert John
  8. The Betrayal of Joshua Kynde
  9. Where Sid Saturday Go?
  10. Three Loves, Three
  11. In Brief Visitation
  12. The Fisherman of Ephesus

Eels: Extreme Witchcraft

On January 28, 2022, “E Works” and “PIAS” label released “Extreme Witchcraft”, the fourteenth Eels studio album. It was recorded March – October 2021, and was produced by E and John Parish.

Personnel:

  • E (Mark Oliver Everett) – vocals, guitar, recording, mixing
  • John Parish – guitar, recording, mixing
  • Koool G Murder – bass guitar, recording, mixing
  • P-Boo – drums, recording, mixing
  • Ryan Bosch – recording, mixing
  • Don Hersch – mastering 
  • Philip Beaudreau – design
  • Gus Black – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by E (Mark Oliver Everett) and John Parish, except where noted.

  1. Amateur Hour
  2. Good Night on Earth
  3. Strawberries & Popcorn
  4. Steam Engine – Mark Oliver Everett, Kelly Logsdon
  5. Grandfather Clock Strikes Twelve – Mark Oliver Everett
  6. Stumbling Bee
  7. The Magic
  8. Better Living Through Desperation
  9. So Anyway
  10. What It Isn’t – Mark Oliver Everett, Kelly Logsdon
  11. Learning While I Lose – Mark Oliver Everett, Mike Sawitzke
  12. I Know You’re Right – Mark Oliver Everett, Kelly Logsdon

Anais Mitchell: Same

On January 28, 2022, “BMG Rights Management” label released the self-titled, eighth Anaïs Mitchell studio album. It was recorded in 2021, at “Dreamland Recording Studios” in Hurley, New York, and was produced by Josh Kaufman.

Personnel:

  • Anaïs Mitchell – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Josh Kaufman – electric guitar, synthesizer, bass, piano, mandolin, organ, harmonica, 12-string guitar, synth bass
  • Aaron Dessner – electric guitar
  • Thomas Bartlett – piano, synthesizer, Wurlitzer, Rhodes piano, Mellotron, organ
  • Michael Lewis – bass, saxophones, clarinet, synthesizer
  • JT Bates – drums, percussion
  • Alex Sopp – flute
  • Nico Muhly – ensemble, string arrangement, arrangement
  • Nadia Sirota – viola
  • Bella Blasko – engineer
  • D. James Goodwin – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Steve Fallone – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Anais Mitchell.

  1. Brooklyn Bridge
  2. Bright Star
  3. Revenant
  4. On Your Way (Felix Song)
  5. Real World
  6. Backroads
  7. Little Big Girl
  8. Now You Know
  9. The Words
  10. Watershed

Muhamed Ibrahimi: Fly

On January 27, 2014, “PMG Recordings” label released “Fly”, the debut Muhamed Ibrahimi studio album. It was recorded in 2013, at “13/13”, “Blla Blla Blla” and “Tra la la” in Skopje, Macedonia, and was produced by Sead Hadjic Secko.

Personnel:

  • Muhamed Ibrahimi – vocals, acoustic, classical and electric guitar, mandolin, mandola, sharkij
  • Sead Hadjic-Secko – classical and electric guitar, mandolin, sharkij, synth, rhythm machine, Dynacord ADD-one, recording
  • Djole Maksimovski – bass
  • Mite Dimovski – drums, percussion, recording
  • Andrej Anastasov Daskalovski – drums
  • Sashko Kostov – voice, percussion
  • Ratko Dautovski – percussion
  • Evgenij Karevski – mastering
  • Violeta Kachakova – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Muhamed Ibrahimi.

  1. Elena
  2. Fly
  3. Kur Pranvera Vohonet
  4. Callgi
  5. Makedonska devojka
  6. Invazioni Turk
  7. Bumblebee Rock ‘n’ Roll
  8. Black Finger

The Raincoats: Moving

On January 27, 1984, “Rough Trade” label released “Moving”, the third Raincoats (The) studio album. It was recorded October – November 1982, August – September 1983, at “Berry Street Studios” and “Regents Park Studios” in London, and was produced by Adam Kidron and Brad Grisdale.

Personnel:

  • Vicki Aspinall – vocals, organ, bass, piano, violin
  • Gina Birch – vocals, bass, guitar, vibraphone
  • Ana da Silva – vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Mgotse Mothie – double bass
  • Michael McEvoy – synthesizer bass, horn arrangements
  • Paddy O’Connell – bass, tenor saxophone, penny whistle
  • Derek Goddard – percussion, bongos, conga, drums
  • Richard Dudanski – percussion, drums, balafon
  • Roger Freeman – percussion
  • Chris “C.P.” Lee – trumpet
  • Harry Beckett – trumpet, flugelhorn

Track listing:

  1. Ooh Ooh La La La
  2. Dreaming in the Past
  3. Mouth of a Story
  4. Honey Mad Woman
  5. Rainstorm
  6. Dance of Hopping Mad
  7. Balloon
  8. I Saw a Hill
  9. Overheard
  10. The Body
  11. Avidoso
  12. Animal Rhapsody

Etta James: Call My Name

On January 27, 1967, “Cadet” label released “Call My Name”, the sixth Etta James studio album. It was recorded in December 1966, at “Ter Mar Studios” in Chicago, and was produced by Leonard Chess.

Personnel:

  • Etta James – vocal
  • Doug Brand – engineer
  • Don S. Bronstein – design photography
  • Bob Terry – sleeve notes

Track listing:

  1. Happiness – Vee Pea Smith, Morris Dollison
  2. That’s All I Want from You – M. Rotha
  3. Have a Little Faith in Me – Monk Higgins, Joyce Wrencher
  4. I’m So Glad (I Found Love in You) – Vee Pea Smith, Morris Dollison
  5. You Are My Sunshine – Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell
  6. It Must Be Your Love – Monk Higgins, Chuck Bernard, Morris Dollison, Billy Foster
  7. 842-3089 (Call My Name) – Monk Higgins, Morris Dollison, Billy Foster
  8. Don’t Pick Me for Your Fool – Monk Higgins, Morris Dollison, Billy Foster
  9. I Prefer You – Monk Higgins, Morris Dollison
  10. Nobody Loves Me – Monk Higgins, Joyce Wrencher
  11. It’s All Right – Curtis Mayfield
  12. Nobody Like You – Monk Higgins, Morris Dollison

Scandal: Mirror

On January 26, 2022, “Victor Entertainment” label released “Mirror”, the tenth Scandal studio album. It was recorded 2020 – 2021, and was produced by Haruna, Mami, Tomomi and Rina.

Personnel:

  • Haruna – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Mami – lead and backing vocals, lead guitar
  • Tomomi – lead and backing vocals, bass
  • Rina – lead and backing vocals, drums
  • Satori Shiraishi– arranger
  • Kouhei Munemoto – arranger
  • Hibiki Nishikawa– arranger
  • Yuta Hashimoto – arranger

Track listing:

  1. MIRROR – lyrics by Rina, music by Mami
  2. eternal – lyrics by Rina, music by Mami, Satori Shiraishi
  3. Ai ni Naranakatta no sa – lyrics by Mami, music by Mami, Kouhei Munemoto
  4. Kanojo wa Wave – Rina
  5. Ai no Shoutai – lyrics by Tomomi, music by Tomomi, Kouhei Munemoto
  6. Ivory – lyrics by Mami, music by Mami, Kouhei Munemoto
  7. Yuugure, Tokeru – lyrics by Haruna, music by Haruna, Hibiki Nishikawa
  8. Ao no Naru Yoru no Sukima de – lyrics by Rina, music by Rina, Hibiki Nishikawa
  9. Prism – lyrics by Rina, music Tomomi, Kouhei Munemoto
  10. one more time – lyrics by Rina, music by Mami, Yuta Hashimoto
  11. Living in the City – Tomomi
  12. SPICE – lyrics by Rina, music by Mami