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On March 23, 2015.

On March 23, 2015, “Republic Records” label released “Chaos and the Calm”, the debut James Bay album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Jacquire King. The album was certified Platinum in Denmark by “IFPI Denmark” and 2 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • James Bay – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Eli Beaird – bass
  • Eric Darken– percussion
  • Ian Fitchuk – drums, keyboards, percussion
  • Jonathan Yudkin– cello, viola

Track listing:

  1. Craving – James Bay, Iain Archer
  2. Hold Back the River – James Bay, Iain Archer
  3. Let It Go – James Bay, Paul Barry
  4. If You Ever Want to Be in Love – James Bay, Jimmy Hogarth, Steve McEwan
  5. Best Fake Smile – James Bay, Iain Archer
  6. When We Were on Fire – James Bay, Jon Green
  7. Move Together – James Bay, Jamie Hartman
  8. Scars – James Bay
  9. Collide – James Bay, Thomas EP Hull
  10. Get Out While You Can – James Bay, Ed Harcourt
  11. Need the Sun to Break – James Bay, Joel Pott
  12. Incomplete – James Bay, Jake Gosling, Chris Leonard
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On March 17, 2017.

On March 17, 2017, “Columbia” label released “Spirit”, the 14th Depeche Mode studio album. It was recorded April – August 2016, at “Jungle City Studios” in New York City, “Sound Design” in Santa Barbara, California, and was produced by James Ford. The album was certified Platinum in France “SNEP” and 2 x Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”.

Personnel:

  • Dave Gahan– lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Martin Gore– guitars, keyboards, synthesizers, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • Andy Fletcher– keyboards, synthesizers, backing vocals
  • James Ford- mixing, drums, pedal steel guitar
  • Matrixxman– programming
  • Kurt Uenala– programming, bass guitar
  • Jimmy Robertson – engineering, mix engineering
  • Connor Long, Óscar Muñoz, David Schaeman – assistant engineer
  • Brendan Morawski – assistant engineer, mix assistant
  • Brian Lucey – mastering
  • Daniel Miller– A&R
  • Anton Corbijn– cover, all visuals and art-direction, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Martin L. Gore, except where noted.

  1. Going Backwards
  2. Where’s the Revolution
  3. The Worst Crime
  4. Scum
  5. You Move – Martin L. Gore, Dave Gahan
  6. Cover Me – Martin L. Gore, Peter Gordeno, Christian Eigner
  7. Eternal
  8. Poison Heart – Dave Gahan, Peter Gordeno, Christian Eigner
  9. So Much Love
  10. Poorman
  11. No More (This Is the Last Time) – Dave Gahan, Kurt Uenala
  12. Fail

On March 1, 2005.

On March 1, 2005, “Brushfire Records” label released “In Between Dreams”, the third Jack Johnson studio album. It was recorded in October 2004, at “The Mango Tree” in Hawaii, and was produced by Mario Caldato, Jr. The album was certified 4 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, 3 x Platinum in Denmark by “IFPI Denmark”,  2 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”, 5 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 2 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Jack Johnson- vocals, guitars
  • Sam Lapointe – lead guitar
  • Simon Tessier – bassoon
  • Zach Gill- piano, accordion, melodica
  • Adam Topol – drums, percussion
  • Merlo Podlewski – bass guitar
  • Mario Caldato, Jr.- engineer
  • Zachary Von Wilkenstein – sound producer, backup vocals
  • Robert Carranza– engineer
  • Thomas Campbell, Dave Homcy – photographer
  • Johnald Hernandez – backup vocals

Track listing:

All lyrics by Jack Johnson; all music by Jack Johnson, except where noted.

  1. Better Together
  2. Never Know
  3. Banana Pancakes – Steven Harang
  4. Good People
  5. No Other Way
  6. Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
  7. Staple It Together – Jack Johnson, Merlo Podlewski
  8. Situations
  9. Crying Shame – Jack Johnson, Adam Topol
  10. If I Could
  11. Breakdown – Jack Johnson, Dan Nakamura, Paul Huston
  12. Belle
  13. Do You remember
  14. Constellations

 

On February 26, 2002.

On February 26, 2002, “Blue Note” label released “Come Away with Me”, the debut Norah Jones album. It was recorded in 2001, at “Sorcerer Sound” in New York City, “Allaire Studios”, in Shokan, New York, and was produced by Jay Newland, Arif  Mardin, Craig Street and Norah Jones. The album won “Grammy Awards” for “Album of the Year”, “Best Pop Vocal Album, “Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical”. The song “Don’t Know Why” won “Song of the Year” and “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Argentina by “CAPIF”, 11 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, 2 x Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”, 2 x Platinum in Belgium by “BEA”, Platinum in Brazil by “PRO Musica Brazil”, Diamond in Canada by “Music Canada”, 3 x Platinum in Denmark by “IFPI Denmark”, Diamond in France by “SNEP”, 2 x Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”, 3 x Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”, 11 Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, 2 x Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”, Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”, Platinum in Sweden by “GLF”, 3 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”, 8 x Platinum in UK by “BPI’ and Diamond in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Norah Jones – vocals, piano, Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Kevin Breit– acoustic guitar, National guitar, electric guitar
  • Bill Frisell– electric guitar
  • Jesse Harris, Adam Levy– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Adam Rogers– guitar
  • Tony Scherr– slide and acoustic guitar
  • Rob Burger– pump organ, accordion
  • Sam Yahel– Hammond B-3 organ
  • Lee Alexander– bass guitar
  • Jenny Scheinman– violin
  • Brian Blade– drums, percussion
  • Joseph Quevedo, Kenny Wollesen– drums
  • Jay Newland,  Husky Höskulds – engineers
  • Mark Birkey, Dick Kondas, Brandon Mason, Todd Parker – assistant engineers
  • Arif Mardin, Jay Newland – mixing
  • Todd Parker – mixing assistant
  • Jay Newland – remixing
  • Ted Jensen, Mark Wilder – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Know Why – Jesse Harris
  2. Seven Years – Lee Alexander
  3. Cold Cold Heart – Hank Williams
  4. Feelin’ the Same Way – Lee Alexander
  5. Come Away with Me – Norah Jones
  6. Shoot the Moon – Jesse Harris
  7. Turn Me On – John D. Loudermilk
  8. Lonestar – Lee Alexander
  9. I’ve Got to See You Again – Jesse Harris
  10. Painter Song – Lee Alexander, JC Hopkins
  11. One Flight Down – Jesse Harris
  12. Nightingale – Norah Jones
  13. The Long Day Is Over – Norah Jones, Jesse Harris
  14. The Nearness of You – Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington

On December 8, 2009.

On December 8, 2009, “Virgin” label released “This Is War”, the third Thirty Seconds to Mars studio album. It was recorded in 2009, at “The International Centre for the Advancement of the Arts and Sciences of Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Flood, Steve Lillywhite, Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Belgium by “BEA”, Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”, Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”, 2 x Platinum in Portugal by “AFP”, and Platinum in UK by “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Jared Leto– vocals, guitars, bass guitar, keyboards, synths
  • Shannon Leto– drums, percussion; guitar
  • Tomo Miličević– guitars, bass guitar, keyboards, synths, violin, programming, percussion
  • Mark Thecobrasnake – photography
  • Varnish Studio Inc, Jared Leto – art direction
  • Ryan Williams, Brian Virtue – engineering, mixing
  • Tom Biller, Rob Kirwan, Dana Nielsen, Matt Radosevich, Jamie Schefman, Sonny Diperri, Joe Wohlmut – additional engineering
  • Andre Doucette – pre-production engineering
  • Cenzo Townshend, Mike Shipley– mixing
  • Brian Wholgemuth, Neil Comber – mixing assistant
  • Stephen Marcussen– mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Jared Leto, except where noted.

  1. Escape
  2. Night of the Hunter
  3. Kings and Queens
  4. This is War
  5. 100 Suns
  6. Hurricane
  7. Closer to the Edge
  8. Vox Populi
  9. Search and Destroy
  10. Alibi
  11. Stranger in a Strange Land
  12. L490 – Shannon Leto

On September 3, 1990.

On September 3, 1990, “Columbia” label released “Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1”, the second George Michael album. It was recorded December 1988-July 1990, and was produced by George Michael. The album won the “Best British Album” award at the 1991 “BRIT Awards”. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in France by “SNEP’; Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; 4 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI”, and 2 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • George Michael – drums, percussion, guitars, bass, keyboards, horn arrangements
  • Chris Porter – mix engineer
  • Danny Cummings – drums, percussion
  • Ian Thomas – drums, percussion
  • Deon Estus– bass
  • Phil Palmer– guitar
  • Chris Cameron – keyboards, horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Anthony Patler – keyboards
  • Andy Hamilton– saxophone
  • Pete Gleadall – MIDIsequencing and programming
  • Bradford Branson – inner photography

Track listing:

All tracks by George Michael, except where noted.

  1. Praying for Time
  2. Freedom! 90
  3. They Won’t Go When I Go – Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright
  4. Something to Save
  5. Cowboys and Angels
  6. Waiting for That Day – George Michael, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  7. Mother’s Pride
  8. Heal the Pain
  9. Soul Free
  10. Waiting (Reprise)

 

On September 3, 1984.

On September 3, 1984, “EMI” label released “Powerslave”, the fifth Iron Maiden studio album. It was recorded February – June 1984, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Martin Birch. In 2017, it was ranked at number 38 at “Rolling Stone’s” list of the “100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time”. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada” and Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Bruce Dickinson– lead vocals
  • Dave Murray– guitar
  • Adrian Smith– guitar
  • Steve Harris– bass guitar
  • Nicko McBrain– drums
  • Martin Birch– engineer, mixing
  • Frank Gibson, Bruce Buchhalter – assistant engineer
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Derek Riggs– sleeve design, sleeve concept, sleeve illustration
  • Moshe Brakha – photography
  • Rod Smallwood– management, sleeve design, sleeve concept
  • Andy Taylor– management

Track listing:

  1. Aces High – Steve Harris
  2. 2 Minutes to Midnight – Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson
  3. Losfer Words (Big ‘Orra) – Steve Harris
  4. Flash of the Blade – Bruce Dickinson
  5. The Duellists – Steve Harris
  6. Back in the Village – Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson
  7. Powerslave – Buce Dickinson
  8. Rime of the Ancient Mariner – Steve Harris