Tag Archives: 2003

Scorpions: Unbreakable

On May 3, 2004, “Ariola” label released “Unbreakable”, the fifteenth Scorpions studio album. It was recorded October 2003 – January 2004, at “Peppermint Park Studios”, “Scorpio Sound Stuios” in Hannover, Germany, and was produced by Erwin Musper, Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker, Matthias Jabs, Pawel Maciwoda and James Kottak.


  • Klaus Meine – lead and backing vocals
  • Rudolf Schenker – acoustic, rhythm and solo guitar, backing vocals
  • Matthias Jabs – acoustic, rhythm and lead guitar, slide guitar, voice box
  • Paweł Mąciwoda – bass
  • James Kottak – drums, backing vocals
  • Koen van Baal – keyboards, arrangements
  • Barry Sparks – bass
  • Ingo Powitzer – bass
  • Ralph de Jongh, Joss Mennen, Alex Jansen – backing vocals
  • Jody’s Kids Choir – additional vocals
  • Erwin Musper – arrangements, engineer, mixing
  • Marc Ebermann, Nils Hahmann – Pro Tools operator
  • Thomas Nöhre – Cubase operator
  • Huub Reijnders, Arjen Mensinga – mixing assistant
  • Darius van Helfteren – mastering

Track listing:

  1. New Generation – lyrics by Klaus Meine, music by Rudolf Schenker
  2. Love ‘em or leave ‘em – lyrics by James Kottak, Klaus Meine, music by Rudolf Schenker
  3. Deep and Dark – lyrics by Klaus Meine, Matthias Jabs, music by Matthias Jabs
  4. Borderline – lyrics by Klaus Meine, music by Rudolf Schenker
  5. Blood Too Hot – lyrics by Klaus Meine, music by Rudolf Schenker
  6. Maybe I maybe You – lyrics by Klaus Meine, music by Anoushiravan Rohani
  7. Someday Is Now – lyrics by James Kottak, music by Rudolf Schenker
  8. My City My Town – lyrics and music by Klaus Meine
  9. Through My Eyes – lyrics by Klaus Meine, music by Rudolf Schenker
  10. Can You Feel It – lyrics by James Kottak, Klaus Meine, music by James Kottak
  11. This Time – lyrics and music by James Kottak
  12. She Said – lyrics by Klaus Meine, music by Klaus Meine, Christian Kolonovits
  13. Remember the Good Times (retro garage mix) -lyrics by Klaus Meine, Eric Bazilian, music by Rudolf Schenker, Eric Bazilian

Ahmad Jamal

On April 16, 2023, Ahmad Jamal died aged 92. He was musician (piano), composer, bandleader, and educator, one of the most successful small-group leaders and one of the most important artists in jazz history. For his work Jamal received many awards including:

  • 1959: Entertainment Award, Pittsburgh Junior Chamber of Commerce
  • 1980: Distinguished Service Award, City of Washington D.C., Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
  • 1986: Mellon Jazz Festival Salutes Ahmad Jamal, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1987: Honorary Membership, Philippines Jazz Foundation
  • 1994: American Jazz Masters award, National Endowment for the Arts
  • 2001: Arts & Culture Recognition Award, National Coalition of 100 Black Women
  • 2001: Kelly-Strayhorn Gallery of Stars, for Achievements as Pianist and Composer, East Liberty Quarter Chamber of Commerce
  • 2003: American Jazz Hall of Fame, New Jersey Jazz Society
  • 2003: Gold Medallion, Steinway & Sons 150 Years Celebration
  • 2007: Living Jazz Legend, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • 2007: Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, French government
  • 2011: Down Beat Hall of Fame, 76th Readers Poll
  • 2015: Honorary Doctorate of Music, The New England Conservatory
  • 2017: Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, The Recording Academy
  • 2018: Leopolis Jazz Music Awards Leopolis Jazz Fest, Lviv

As leader, Jamal released 69 albums.

The Cardigans: Long Gone Before Daylight

On March 19, 2003, “Stockholm Records” label released “Long Gone Before Daylight”, the fifth Cardigans (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2002, and was produced by Per Sunding, Tore Johansson, Peter Svensson, Magnus Sveningsson, Bengt Lagerberg, Lars-Olof Johansson and Nina Persson.


  • Nina Persson – lead vocals
  • Lars-Olof Johansson – keyboards, piano
  • Peter Svensson – guitar, vocals
  • Magnus Sveningsson – bass, vocals
  • Bengt Lagerberg – drums, percussion
  • Ebbot Lundberg – guest vocals

Track listing:

All lyrics by Nina Persson, all music by Peter Svensson.

  1. Communication
  2. You’re the Storm
  3. A Good Horse
  4. And Then You Kissed Me
  5. Couldn’t Care Less
  6. Please Sister
  7. For What It’s Worth
  8. Lead Me into the Night
  9. Live and Learn
  10. Feathers and Down
  11. 03.45: No Sleep

UFO: You Are Here

On March 16, 2004, “SPV/Steamhammer” label released “You Are Here”, the seventeenth UFO studio album. It was recorded in 2003, at “Area 51 Studios” in Celle, Germany, and was produced by Tommy Newton.


  • Phil Mogg – vocals
  • Vinnie Moore – guitars
  • Paul Raymond – keyboards
  • Pete Way – bass guitar
  • Jason Bonham – drums, backing vocals
  • Tommy Newton – engineer, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Phil Moog and Vinnie Moore, except where noted.

  1. When Daylight Goes to Town
  2. Black Cold Coffee
  3. The Wild One
  4. Give It Up – Phil Moog, Vinnie Moore, Pete Way
  5. Call Me
  6. Slipping Away
  7. The Spark That Is Us – Phil Moog, Jason Bonham, Vinnie Moore, Paul Raymond
  8. Sympathy – Paul Raymond
  9. Mr. Freeze
  10. Jello Man
  11. Baby Blue
  12. Swallow – Phil Moog, Vinnie Moore, Jason Bonham

TV on the Radio: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes

On March 9, 2004, “Touch and Go” label released “Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes”, the debut TV on the Radio studio album. It was recorded August – September 2003, at “Headgear Studio” in Brooklyn, and was produced by David Andrew Sitek.


  • Tunde Adebimpe – vocals, loops
  • Kyp Malone – vocals, guitars, loops
  • David Andrew Sitek – guitars, keys, loops
  • Martin Perna – alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, flutes
  • Katrina Ford – vocals
  • Nick Zinner – guitar
  • Jaleel Burton – drums
  • Chris Moore – engineer
  • Paul Mahajan – engineer
  • Steve Fallone – mastering
  • David Babbitt – design
  • Brian Alesi – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by David Andrew Sitek.

  1. The Wrong Way
  2. Staring at the Sun
  3. Dreams
  4. King Eternal
  5. Ambulance
  6. Poppy
  7. Don’t Love You
  8. Bomb Yourself
  9. Wear You Out

Switchfoot: The Beautiful Letdown

On February 25, 2003, “Columbia” label released “The Beautiful Letdown”, the fourth Switchfoot studio album. It was recorded in 2002, at “Sage and Sound” in Mansfield Lodge and at Jon Foreman’s home, and was produced by John Fields, Charlie Peacock, Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Chad Butler and Jerome Fontamillas. In 2003, “The Beautiful Letdown” won an “Album of the Year” award at the “San Diego Music Awards”.

  • Jon Foreman – vocals, guitar, remix
  • Jerome Fontamillas – guitar, keyboards, backing vocals, remix
  • Tim Foreman – bass, backing vocals, remix
  • Chad Butler – drums, percussion, remix
  • John Fields – keyboard, FX, percussion, tasty bit, recording, mixing, remix
  • Stephan Hovsepian – violin
  • Ameena Maria Khawaja – cello
  • Chris Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Tom Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Jack Joseph Puig – mixing 
  • Erin Familia – assistant
  • Ted Reiger – assistant
  • Dorian Crozier – computers
  • Mike Buzbee – computers
  • Aaron Redfield – drum tech
  • Mary Maurer – art direction
  • Kevo Sassouni – design
  • Matthew Welch – photography

Track listing:

All tracks are written by Jon Foreman, except where noted.

  1. Meant to Live – Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman
  2. This Is Your Life
  3. More Than Fine
  4. Ammunition
  5. Dare You to Move
  6. Redemption
  7. The Beautiful Letdown
  8. Gone – Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman
  9. On Fire – Jon Foreman, Daniel Victor
  10. Adding to the Noise – Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman
  11. Twenty-Four

The Walkmen: Bows + Arrows

On February 2, 2004, “Record Collection” label released “Bows + Arrows”, the second Walkmen (The) studio album. It was recorded April – October 2003, at “Marcata Studios”, “Easley-McCain Recording”, “Sweet Tea Studios”, and was produced by Hamilton Leithauser, Paul Maroon, Walter Martin, Peter Bauer and Matt Barrick.


  • Hamilton Leithauser – vocals, guitars, mixing
  • Paul Maroon – guitars, piano, mixing
  • Walter Martin – organ, pandemonium, mixing
  • Peter Bauer – bass, mixing
  • Matt Barrick – drums, mixing
  • Stuart Sikes – engineer
  • Fred Kevorkian – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Hamilton Leithauser, Paul Maroon, Walter Martin, Peter Bauer and Matt Barrick.

  1. What’s in It for Me
  2. The Rat
  3. No Christmas While I’m Talking
  4. Little House of Savages
  5. My Old Man
  6. 138th Street
  7. The North Pole
  8. Hang On, Siobhan
  9. New Year’s Eve
  10. Thinking of a Dream I Had
  11. Bows + Arrows

Rikki Rockett: Glitter 4 Your Soul

On January 7, 2003, “Slave To the Rhythm Productions, Inc” label released “Glitter 4 Your Soul”, the debut Rikki Rockett studio album. It was recorded 1999 – 2003, at “The Hit Shed” in Santa Clarita, California and was produced by Rikki Rockett.


  • Rikki Rockett – vocals, drums, percussion, additional engineering, mixing
  • Bret Michaels – vocal
  • Jizzy Pearl – vocal
  • John Corabi – vocal
  • Gina Shock – vocal
  • Cliff Calabro – vocal
  • David Isaacs – vocal
  • Lucy Levinsohn – vocal
  • Eleanor Academia – vocal
  • Dick Swagger – vocal
  • Blues Saraceno – guitar
  • Christy Calabro – guitar
  • John Linn – additional guitar
  • Stu Simone – keyboards
  • Jeremy Rubolino – keyboards
  • Chuck Garric – bass
  • C.C. Deville – backing vocals
  • Christy Calabro – backing vocal
  • Mark Castrillon – backing vocal
  • Jeremy Rubolinobacking vocal
  • Cliff Calabro – backing vocal, engineer, mixing, co-producer

Track listing:

  1. Action – Sweet cover
  2. Fame – David Bowie cover
  3. Do You Wanna Touch Me – Gary Glitter cover
  4. Tear It Down – Starz cover
  5. Elected – Alice Cooper cover
  6. Trash – New York Dolls cover
  7. All the Way from Memphis – Mott The Hoople cover
  8. Rock On – David Essex cover
  9. Can You Feel It – Angel cover
  10. Life’s a Gas – T. Rex cover
  11. Star Star – The Rolling Stones cover

The Cribs: Same

On December 8, 2004, “Wichita Recordings” label released the self-titled, debut Cribs (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2003, at “Toe Rag Studios” in London, and was produced by Bobby Conn and Ed Deegan. In 2005, the album was awarded the “American Society of Composers”, “Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) College Award”.


  • Ryan Jarman – vocals, guitar
  • Gary Jarman – vocals, bass
  • Ross Jarman – drums
  • Ed Deegan – recording
  • Noel – mastering
  • Jason Rosenberg – artwork, design
  • Richard Morgan, Ami Barwell, Bob Taylor – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ryan Jarman, Gary Jarman and Ross Jarman.

  1. The Watch Trick
  2. You Were Always the One
  3. The Lights Went Out
  4. You & I
  5. Things You Should Be Knowing
  6. Another Number
  7. What About Me
  8. Learning How to Flight
  9. Tri’elle
  10. Baby Don’t Sweat
  11. Direction
  12. Third Outing

Jerry Lee Lewis

On October 28, 2022, Jerry Lee Lewis died aged 87. He was musician (piano), singer and songwriter, nicknamed “the Killer”, He was a pioneer of rock and roll and rockabilly music, described as “Rock and roll’s first great wild man and one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century. Lewis won four “Grammy Awards”, including a “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award” and two “Grammy Hall of Fame Awards”. He was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, the “Rockabilly Hall of Fame”, “Memphis Music Hall of Fame” and “Country Music Hall of Fame”. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked his box set “All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology”, at number 242 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, in 2004, the same magazine ranked him at number 24 of its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. A movie about his life, “Great Balls of Fire”, was released in 1989, starring Dennis Quaid. As leader, Lewis released 40 studio and 8 live albums.