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On January 13, 2003.

On January 13, 2003, “Jarrah” label released “Up All Night”, the fourth Waifs album. It was recorded in 2002, and was produced by Chris Thompson, Steven Schram, Josh Cunningham, Donna Simpson and Vikki Simpson. On the 2003 “ARIA Awards”, The Waifs won “Best Blues and Roots Album” and “Best Independent Release” awards, and Chris Thompson won “Producer Of The Year” and “Engineer of the Year” awards.

Personnel:

  • Josh Cunningham- dobro, guitar, mandolin, songwriter, ukulele, vocals
  • Donna Simpson- guitar, vocals
  • Vikki Simpson- guitar, harmonica,  vocals
  • Ben Franz – bass, dobro, double bass
  • David MacDonald – percussion, drums
  • Bruce Haymes – keyboards, Wurlitzer
  • Sam Hickey – design, photography, typography
  • Mark Howard – engineer
  • Tony “Jack The Bear” Mantz – mastering
  • Steven Schram – assistant engineer, mixing, mixing assistant
  • Chris Thompson – engineer, mixing

Track listing:

  1. Fisherman’s Daughter – Donna Simpson
  2. Nothing New – Donna Simpson
  3. London Still – Donna Simpson
  4. Lighthouse – Josh Cunningham
  5. Flesh And Blood – Josh Cunningham
  6. Highway One – Donna Simpson
  7. Since I’ve Been Around – Josh Cunningham
  8. Fourth Floor – Josh Cunningham
  9. Rescue – Donna Simpson
  10. Three Down – Donna Simpson
  11. Sweetness – Donna Simpson
  12. Up All Night – Josh Cunningham

 

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On January 6, 2004.

On January 6, 2004, “Epic” label released “Phantom Planet”, the self-titled, third Phantom Planet album. It was recorded in 2003, at “Tarbox Road Studios” in Cassadga, New York, and was produced by Dave Fridmann.

Personnel:

  • Alex Greenwald– lead vocals, guitar, bass
  • Sam Farrar– bass guitar, backing vocals, guitar, drums
  • Jacques Brautbar– lead guitar, bass
  • Darren Robinson– rhythm guitar
  • Jason Schwartzman, Jeff Conrad– drums
  • Rob Bronco, Skullhead & Clark, Brandy Flower – artwork
  • Mike Myerburg – photography
  • Dean Keller – saxophone
  • Bill Racine– additional saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Alex Greenwald, except “You’re Not Welcome Here” composed by Alex Greenwald and Jason Schwartzman.

  1. The Happy Ending
  2. Badd Business
  3. Big Brat
  4. 1st Things 1st
  5. Making A Killing
  6. You’re Not Welcome Here
  7. By the Bed
  8. Knowitall
  9. Jabberjaw
  10. After Hours
  11. The Meantime

On December 9, 2003.

On December 9, 2003, “Columbia” label released “Splinter”, the seventh Offspring studio album. It was recorded January – August 2003, at “Henson Recording Studios” in Los Angeles,  “Southern Tracks Recording” in Atlanta, Georgia, and was produced by Brendan O’Brien, Dexter Holland, Noodles and Greg K. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”.

Personnel:

  • Dexter Holland– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Noodles– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Greg K.– bass, backing vocals
  • Josh Freese– drums
  • Ronnie King– keyboards
  • Jim Lindberg, Jack Grisham, Chris “X-13” Higgins, Lauren Kinkade – backing vocals
  • 2002 Reading Festival Crowd – crowd vocals
  • Mark Moreno – DJ scratching
  • Phil Jordan – trumpet
  • Jason Powell – saxophone
  • Erich Marbach – trombone
  • Brendan O’Brien– piano
  • Natalie Leggett, Mario De Leon, Eve Butler, Denyse Buffum, Matt Funes – violins
  • Josefina Vergara – concert master
  • Suzie Katayama – orchestration
  • Larry Corbett – cello
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Brendan O’Brien – mixing
  • Billy Bowers – engineer
  • Nick DiDia, Brian Humphrey, Phil Martin, Kevil Mills, Jamie Sickora, Karl Egsieker, Bryan Cook – assistant engineer
  • Steve Masi – guitar technician
  • Eddy Schreyer, Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Sean Evans – art direction
  • Justin Beope, Sarkis Kaloustian – CD art adaption
  • Rupert Truman – photography
  • Storm Thorgerson, Peter Curzon, Darrell Lance Abbott – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Dexter Holland.

  1. Neocon
  2. The Noose
  3. Long Way Home
  4. Hit That
  5. Rage Against Myself
  6. (Can’t Get My) Head Around You
  7. The Worst Hangover Ever
  8. Never Gonna Find Me
  9. Lightning Rod
  10. Spare Me the Details
  11. Da Hui
  12. When You’re in Prison

On December 3, 2013.

On December 3, 2013, “Frontiers” label released “Life, Love & Hope”, the sixth Boston studio album. It was recorded 2003 – 2013, and was produced by Tom Scholz.

Personnel:

  • Tom Scholz- guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums, vocals
  • Brad Delp- vocals (posthumous)
  • Gary Pihl- vocals, guitar
  • Kimberley Dahme- vocals, flute
  • Tommy DeCarlo- vocals
  • Curly Smith – harmonica
  • David Victor, Louis St. August, Jeff Neal, Jude Nejmanowski, Beth Cohen – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Scholz, except where noted.

  1. Heaven on Earth
  2. Didn’t Mean to Fall in Love
  3. Last Day of School
  4. Sail Away
  5. Life Love and Hope
  6. If You Were In Love
  7. Someday
  8. Love Got Away
  9. Someone
  10. You Gave Up on Love
  11. Te Quiero Mia
  12. The Way You Look Tonight
  13. O Canada

In November 1968.

In November 1968, “Warner Bros” label released “Astral Weeks”, the second Van Morrison studio album.It was recorded September – October at “Century Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Lewis Merenstein. In 1995 “Mojo” magazine ranked “Astral Weeks” at number two on its list of the greatest albums of all time; in 1998 it was voted the 9th greatest album of all time in a “Music of the Millennium” poll conducted by “HMV”, “Channel 4” and “The Guardian”; in 2000, “Q” magazine ranked it at number 6 on its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever”; in 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 19 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, and in 2006, “Time” magazine included “Astral Weeks” in its list of the “All-TIME 100 Albums”.

Personnel:

  • Van Morrison— vocals, acoustic guitar
  • John Payne — flute; soprano saxophone
  • Jay Berliner— classical and steel-string acoustic guitars
  • Richard Davis— double bass
  • Warren Smith, Jr.— percussion, vibraphone
  • Connie Kay— drums
  • Larry Fallon— string arrangements, conductor; harpsichord
  • Barry Kornfeld — acoustic guitar
  • Brooks Arthur — engineer
  • Ed Thrasher— art director
  • Joel Brodsky— photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison.

Part One: In The Beginning

  1. Astral Weeks
  2. Beside You
  3. Sweet Thing
  4. Cyprus Avenue

Part Two: Afterwards

  1. The Way Young Lovers Do
  2. Madame George
  3. Ballerina
  4. Slim Slow Slider

In October 1974.

In October 1974, “Asylum” label released “The Heart of Saturday Night”, the second Tom Waits studio album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Bones Howe. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 339 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Tom Waits– vocals, piano, guitar
  • Jim Hughart– double bass
  • Pete Christlieb– tenor saxophone
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Bob Alcivar– arranger
  • Bones Howe– engineer
  • Geoff Howe – engineer
  • Terry Dunavan – mastering
  • Cal Schenkel– art direction
  • Lyn Lascaro – illustrations
  • Scott Smith – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Waits.

  1. New Coat of Paint
  2. San Diego Serenade
  3. Semi Suite
  4. Shiver Me Timbers
  5. Diamonds on My Windshield
  6. (Looking for) The Heart of Saturday Night
  7. Fumblin’ with the Blues
  8. Please Call Me, Baby
  9. Depot, Depot
  10. Drunk on the Moon
  11. The Ghosts of Saturday Night (After Hours at Napoleone’s Pizza House)