On August 16, 2018, Aretha Louise Franklin died aged 76. She was singer and songwriter, with more than six decades long career. In the 60’, with songs “Respect”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, “Spanish Harlem” and “Think”, she achieved commercial acclaim and success and gained the title “The Queen of Soul”. Franklin has won 18 “Grammy Awards” and is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold over 80 million records worldwide. In 1987 she was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, becaming the first female performer to be inducted. In 2005, Franklin was inducted to the “UK Music Hall of Fame” and in 2012; she was inducted into the “GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame”. “Rolling Stone” magazine included Aretha in its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”, and the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”.
On August 9, 2005, “Cooking Vinyl” label released “Front Parlour Ballads”, the eleventh Richard Thompson studio album. It was recorded in 2004, at “Trellis Sound” in Pacific Palisades, California, and was produced by Richard Thompson and Simon Tassano.
- Richard Thompson– vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, accordion, bass guitar
- Debra Dobkin– percussion
All tracks by Richard Thompson
- Let It Blow
- For Whose Sake?
- Miss Patsy
- Old Thames Side
- How Does Your Garden Grow?
- My Soul, My Soul
- Row, Boys Row
- The Boys Of Mutton Street
- Precious One
- A Solitary Life
- Should I Betray?
- When We Were Boys At School
On August 8, 2006, “Righteous Babe” label released “Reprieve”, the 15th Ani DiFranco, studio album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, and was produced by Ani DiFranco.
- Ani DiFranco – vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, synths, programming, samples, engineer, mixing, artwork, design
- Todd Sickafoose – double bass, piano, Wurlitzer, pump organ, trumpet
- Mike Napolitano – engineer, mixing
- Todd Sickafoose – engineer
- Brent Lambert – mastering
- Brian Grunert – artwork, design
- Danny Clinch – photography
All tracks by Ani DiFranco.
- In the Margins
- 78% H2O
- Millennium Theater
- A Spade
On July 26, 2005, “Spitfire” label released “Unleash the Fury”, the fifteenth Yngwie Malmsteen studio album. It was recorded in 2005, at “Studio 308” and “Baroque & Roll” studios in Miami, and was produced by Yngwie Malmsteen.
- Yngwie Malmsteen– vocals, background vocals, guittar, keyboard, sitar, bass, orchestration, arrangement, engineering
- Doogie White– vocals
- Joakim Svalberg– keyboard
- Patrick Johansson– drums
- Keith Rose – engineering
- Mike Fraser– mixing
- Mike Fuller – mastering
All tracks by Yngwie Malmsteen.
- Lock & Loaded
- Cracking the Whip
- Winds of War (Invasion)
- Crown of Thorns
- The Bogeyman
- Beauty and a Beast
- Cherokee Warrior
- Guardian Angel
- Let the Good Times Roll
- Revelation (Drinking with the Devil)
- Magic and Mayhem
- The Hunt
- Russian Roulette
- Unleash the Fury
On July 4, 2005, “Rough Trade” label released “Give Blood”, the debut Brakes studio album. It was recorded in January 2005, at Metropolis, and was produced by Iain Gore, Eamon Hamilton, Marc Beatty, Thomas White and Alex White.
- Eamon Hamilton- vocals, guitar
- Marc Beatty – bass guitar, lapsteel
- Thomas White – electric guitar, percussion
- Alex White – drums, piano
- Matt Eaton – backing vocals
- Liela Moss, Rose Elinor Dougall, Rebecca Stephens, Julia Clarke-Lowes – duet vocals
- Iain Gore – mixing
- Tim Young – mastering
- Matt Paul, Fergus McHugh, Carlos Olmos – assistant engineering
All tracks by Eamon Hamilton, Marc Beatty, Thomas White and Alex White, except where noted.
- Ring a Ding Ding
- NY Pie
- The Most Fun
- Heard About Your Band
- What’s in It for Me? – Eamon Hamilton, Farmer, Eaton, Gray
- You’ll Always Have a Place to Stay
- I Can’t Stand to Stand Beside You
- Pick Up the Phone
- You’re So Pretty
- Jackson – Jerry Leiber, Billy Edd Wheeler
- All Night Disco Party
- Hi How Are You
- Comma Comma Comma Full Stop
- Sometimes Always – William Reid
- Fell in Love with a Girl
On July 4, 2005, “Infectious” label released “Young for Eternity”, the debut Subways studio album. It was recorded in 2005, at “Elevator Studios” in Liverpool, and was produced by Ian Broudie.
- Billy Lunn – vocals, guitar
- Charlotte Cooper – vocals, bass
- Josh Morgan – drums
- Ian Broudie – mixing
- Jon Gray – engineer, mixing
- Stuart Nicholls – photography
- Sarh Foley – sleeve design
All music by Billy Lunn, Charlotte Cooper and Josh Morgan, all lyrics by Billy Lunn.
- I Want to Hear What You Have Got to Say
- Rock & Roll Queen
- Young for Eternity
- Lines of Light
- Oh Yeah
- City Pavement
- No Goodbyes
- With You
- She Sun
- At 1AM
On June 28, 2005, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah self released their debut, self-titled album. It was recorded in 2005, at “Recording Studio” in Brooklyn, New York and “Providence” in Rhode Island, and was produced by Adam Lasus, Sean Greenhalgh, Lee Sargent, Alec Ounsworth, Tyler Sargent and Robbie Guertin. The album cover was by Dasha Shishkin and was designed, colored and lettered by band member Robbie Guertin.
- Alec Ounsworth – vocals, guitar, synths, drum machine
- Tyler Sargent – bass, engineer
- Sean Greenhalgh – drums
- Lee Sargent – guitar, backing vocals
- Robbie Guertin – keyboards, guitar
- Joe Lambert – mastering
- Adam Lasus – engineer, overdubs, mixing
- Keith Souza – engineer
All tracks by Alec Ounsworth except where noted.
- Clap Your Hands!
- Let the Cool Goddess Rust Away
- Over and Over Again (Lost and Found)
- Sunshine and Clouds (And Everything Proud)
- Details of the War
- The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth – Alec Ounsworth, Lee Sargent, Robbie Guertin, Tyler Sargent, Sean Greenhalgh
- Is This Love?
- Heavy Metal
- Blue Turning Gray – Tyler Sargent
- In This Home on Ice
- Gimmie Some Salt
- Upon This Tidal Wave of Young Blood