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On June 19, 2006.

On June 19, 2006, “Parlaphone” label released “Victory for the Comic Muse”, the ninth Divine Comedy (The) studio album. It was recorded in December 2005, and was produced by Neil Hannon.

Personnel:

  • Neil Hannon – vocals, keyboards, acoustic and electric guitar, banjo
  • Ian Watson – accordion
  • Andrew Skeet – piano, harpsichord
  • John Evans – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Dougie Payne – electric bass
  • Simon Little – electric bass, double bass
  • Tim Weller – drums
  • Rob Farrer – percussion
  • Charlotte Glasson – baritone and tenor saxophone
  • Chris Richards – clarinet
  • Eliza Marshall – flute
  • Matthew Gunner – French horn
  • Ilid Jones – oboe, cor anglais
  • Mike Kearsey – trombone
  • Daniel Newell – trumpet
  • Alison Dods – violin
  • Andrew Haveron – violin
  • Anna Kirkpatrick – violin
  • Calina De La Mare – violin
  • Gillon Cameron – violin
  • Lucy Wilkins – violin
  • Rick Koster – violin
  • Ruth Rogers – violin
  • Sonia Slany – violin
  • John Metcalfe – viola
  • Reiad Chibah – viola
  • Chris Worsey – cello
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Camilla Pay – harp
  • Celine Saout – harp

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Hannon except where noted.

  1. To Die a Virgin
  2. Mother Dear
  3. Diva Lady
  4. A Lady of a Certain Age
  5. The Light of Day
  6. Threesome
  7. Party Fears Two – Billy Mackenzie, Alan Rankine
  8. Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World
  9. The Plough
  10. Count Grassi’s Passage Over Piedmont
  11. Snowball in Negative

On June 13, 2006.

On June 13, 2006, “Columbia” label released “We Were Here”, the debut Joshua Radin album. It was recorded in 2006, and was produced by Chris Holmes.

Personnel:

  • Joshua Radin – vocals, guitar
  • Chris Holmes – guitar, bass, keyboards, tambura, programming
  • Priscilla Ahn – vocals, piano
  • Chad Fischer – piano
  • Jason Kanakis – guitar
  • Solomon Snyder – bass
  • Colette Alexander – cello
  • John Krovoza – cello
  • Oliver Kraus – cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Joshua Radin, except where noted.

  1. Sundrenched World
  2. Star Mile
  3. Everything’ll Be Alright (Will’s Lullaby)
  4. These Photographs
  5. Closer
  6. Today
  7. Winter
  8. Someone Else’s Life
  9. Amy’s Song
  10. What If You
  11. Only You – Vince Clarke

On June 13, 2006.

On June 13, 2006, “Sire” label released “Begin to Hope”, the fourth Regina Spektor album. It was recorded in 2005, at “See Squared Studio” and “New York Noise Studios” in New York City, and was produced by David Kahne and Regina Spektor.

Personnel:

  • Regina Spektor – vocals, piano, guitar, percussion
  • Nick Valensi – guitar
  • David Kahne – bass
  • Shawn Pelton – drums
  • Zhao Gang – erhu
  • Ralph U. Williams – saxophone
  • Rachel Beth Egenhoefer – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Regina Spektor.

  1. Fidelity
  2. Better
  3. Samson
  4. On the Radio
  5. Field Below
  6. Hotel Song
  7. Après Moi
  8. 20 Years of Snow
  9. That Time
  10. Edit
  11. Lady
  12. Summer in the City

On June 6, 2006.

On June 6, 2006, “Blue Note” label released “Pax”, the seventh Andrew Hill album. It was recorded in February 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Andrew Hill – piano
  • Freddie Hubbard – cornet 
  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone 
  • Richard Davis – bass
  • Joe Chambers – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Andrew Hill

  1. Eris
  2. Pax
  3. Calliope
  4. Euterpe
  5. Erato
  6. Roots ‘n’ Herbs
  7. Euterpe (alternate take)

On May 15, 2007.

On May 15, 2007, “Geffen” label released “Release the Stars”, the fifth Rufus Wainwright studio album. It was recorded in 2006, at “Second Story” and “Legacy” in New York City, “Brooklyn Recording” in Brooklyn, “Saal 4” in Berlin, “Strongroom” and “Angel Recording Studio” in London, and was produced by Rufus Wainwright.

Personnel:

  • Rufus Wainwright – vocals, piano, acoustic and nylon guitar, percussion, string arrangement, piano arrangement, horn arrangement, orchestral arrangement
  • Neil Tennant – keyboards, synthesizer, loops, samples, vibes, breathing, backing vocals, executive producer
  • Kate McGarrigle – piano
  • John Medeski – piano
  • Jorg Sandnar – piano
  • Rob Burger – organ
  • Jason Hart – organ, backing vocals
  • Rachelle Garniez – claviola, accordion
  • Richard Thompson – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jack Petruzzelli – acoustic and electric guitar, banjo,. backing vocals
  • Joan Wasser – electric guitar, violin, backing vocals
  • Smokey Hormel – guitar
  • Gerry Leonard – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Julianna Raye – tambourine, backing vocals
  • Brad Albetta – bass guitar
  • Tony Scherr – upright bass
  • Jeff Hill – electric bass, bass guitar, upright bass, backing vocals
  • Larry Mullins – shaker, triangle, timpani, cymbals, tambourine, vibes, piano percussion, bass drum, tabla, bongos, bells, cowbells, castanets, woodblock, fish, marimba, glockenspiel
  • Matt Johnson – drums, percussion, recorder, backing vocals
  • Ian Thomas – drums
  • Kenny Wollesen – drums
  • London Session Orchestra – strings
  • Gabriel Adorjan – violin
  • Rachel Rilling – violin
  • Raphael Sachs – viola
  • David Adorjan – cello
  • Ronith Mues – harp
  • Carl Albach – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Steven Bernstein – trumpet, conducting, horn arrangement
  • Ozan Cakar – French horn
  • John Chudoba – trumpet
  • Barry Danielian – trumpet
  • Dominic Derasse – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Dave Trigg – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Florian Dorpholz – trumpet
  • Raphael Mentzen – trumpet
  • Pirmin Grehl – flute
  • Paul Shapiro – tenor saxophone 
  • Briggan Krauss – baritone saxophone 
  • Dan Levine – trombone
  • Louis Schwadron – French horn
  • Siân Phillips – spoken word
  • Anna Prohaska – vocals
  • Lucy Roche – backing vocals
  • Teddy Thompson – backing vocals
  • Martha Wainwright – backing vocals
  • Lygia Forrest – backing vocals
  • Jenni Muldaur – backing vocals
  • Sharon Jones – backing vocals
  • Marius de Vries – programming, conducting, breathing
  • Jason Boshoff – programming
  • Tom Stephan – additional programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Rufus Wainwright.

  1. Do I Disappoint You
  2. Going to a Town
  3. Tiergarten
  4. Nobody’s Off the Hook
  5. Between My Legs
  6. Rules and Regulations
  7. Not Ready to Love
  8. Slideshadow
  9. Tulsa
  10. Leaving for Paris N° 2
  11. Sanssouci
  12. Release the Stars

On April 21, 2008.

On April 21, 2008, “Sub Pop” label released the self-titled, debut Flight of the Conchords album. It was recorded 2006 – 2007, and was produced by Mickey Petralia.

Personnel:

  • Bret McKenzie – vocals, guitar, ukulele, bass, drums
  • Jemaine Clement – vocals, guitar, ukulele, xylophone, accordion, omnichord,  bass guitar, keyboards, drums, percussion
  • Kyle O’Callaghan – guitar
  • Sara Johnston – vocals
  • Rhys Darby – vocals
  • Robin Lynn – keyboards
  • Gus Seyffert – bass
  • Mickey Petralia – drums, percussion
  • Mark Lewis – drums
  • Scott Seiver – drums
  • Danny Frankel – percussion
  • David Ralicke – horns

Track listing:

All tracks by Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, except where noted.

  1. Foux du Fafa
  2. Inner City Pressure
  3. Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros
  4. Think About It
  5. Ladies of the World
  6. Mutha’uckas
  7. The Prince of Parties
  8. Leggy Blonde
  9. Robots
  10. Boom
  11. A Kiss Is Not a Contract
  12. The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room) – Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Kyle O’Callaghan
  13. Business Time
  14. Bowie
  15. Au Revoir

On April 18, 2006.

On April 18, 2006, “Fat Possum” label released “Bitter Tea”, the fifth Fiery Furnaces studio album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, and was produced by Matthew Friedberger.

Personnel:

  • Matthew Friedberger – vocals, guitar, bass, piano, keyboards
  • Eleanor Friedberger – vocals, drums
  • Andy Knowles – drums
  • Michael Parker – human beatbox, engineer
  • Bill Skibbe – tape, recording, mixing
  • Mike Reddy – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Matthew Friedberger.

  1. In My Little Thatched Hut
  2. I’m in No Mood
  3. Black-Hearted Boy
  4. Bitter Tea
  5. Teach Me Sweetheart
  6. I’m Waiting to Know You
  7. The Vietnamese Telephone Ministry
  8. Oh Sweet Woods
  9. Borneo
  10. Police Sweater Blood Vow
  11. Nevers
  12. Benton Harbor Blues
  13. Whistle Rhapsody
  14. Nevers (Reprise) (unlisted)
  15. Benton Harbor Blues (reprise) (unlisted)

On April 11, 2006.

On April 11, 2006, “Warner Bros” label released “You in Reverse”, the sixth Built to Spill album. It was recorded in 2005, at “Audible Alchemy” in Portland, Oregon, and was produced by Doug Martsch and Steven Wray Lobdell.

Personnel:

  • Doug Martsch – vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion
  • Jim Roth – guitar
  • Brett Nelson – bass
  • Scott Plouf – drums, percussion
  • Steven Wray Lobdell – guitar, piano, vibraphone, percussion
  • Sam Coomes – organ
  • Brett Netson – guitars

Track listing:

All tracks by Doug Martsch, Jim Roth, Brett Melsom and Scott Plouf.

  1. Goin’ Against Your Mind
  2. Traces
  3. Liar
  4. Saturday
  5. Wherever You Go
  6. Conventional Wisdom
  7. Gone
  8. Mess with Time
  9. Just a Habit
  10. The Wait

On April 11, 2006.

On April 11, 2006, “Light in the Attic Records” label released “Passover” the debut Black Angels album. It was recorded in 2005, at “Cacophony Recorders”, “Wire Recording”, and “Shh! Recording Studios” in Austin, Texas, and was produced by Erik Wofford, Ross Ingram, Christian Bland, Nate Ryan, Alex Maas and Stephanie Bailey.

Personnel:

  • Christian Bland – vocals, guitar, bass
  • Nate Ryan – bass, guitar
  • Alex Maas – vocals, bass
  • Stephanie Bailey – drums, percussion
  • Jennifer Raines – drone machine
  • Erik Wofford – recording, mixing
  • Ross Ingram – recording, mixing
  • Dave Cooley – mastering
  • Christian Bland – design
  • Brian Jones – design

Track listing:

  1. Young Men Dead
  2. The First Vietnamese War
  3. Sniper at the Gates of Heaven
  4. The Prodigal Sun
  5. Black Grease
  6. Manipulation
  7. Empire
  8. Better Off Alone
  9. Bloodhounds on My Trail
  10. Call to Arms

The track “Call to Arms” ends at minute 10:42. After 3 minutes and 30 seconds of silence (10:42 – 14:12), begins a hidden song, a cover of Jimmy Cliff’s track “Vietnam”.

On April 10, 2007.

On April 10, 2007, “4AD” label released “23” the seventh Blonde Redhead studio album. It was recorded in 2006, at “The Magic Shop” and “Stay Gold” in New York City, and was produced by Kazu Makino, Amedeo Pace and Simone Pace/

Personnel:

  • Kazu Makino – vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Amedeo Pace – lead guitar, keyboards, drums
  • Simone Pace – vocals, bass
  • Chris Coady – robot voice
  • Morgan King – French horn
  • Skúli Sverrisson – bass
  • Chris Coady – recording
  • Andy Savours – engineering
  • Brian Thorn – engineering
  • Ted Young – engineering
  • Eddie Jackson – engineering, editing
  • Alan Moulder – mixing
  • Rich Costey – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Mitchell Froom – assistance
  • Alexander Gelman – creative direction
  • Alex Gross – artwork
  • David Heasty – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Kazu Makino, Amedeo Pace and Simone Pace.

  1. 23
  2. Dr. Strangeluv
  3. The Dress
  4. SW
  5. Spring and Summer Fall
  6. Silently
  7. Publisher
  8. Heroine
  9. Top Ranking
  10. My Impure Hair