Tag Archives: 2007

On April 17, 2017.

On April 17, 2007, “Universal/DDB Records/EmArcy Records” labels released “Red Earth”, the 16th Dee Dee Bridgewater album. It was recorded August – November 2006, at “Studio Bogolan” in Bamako, Mali, and “Studio Davout” in Paris, and was produced by Jean Marie Durand, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Cheick Tidiane Seck.

Personnel:

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater- vocals
  • Ira Coleman- nass
  • Minino Garay – cajon, caxixi, cymbals, drums, percussion
  • Cheick Tidiane Seck- calebasse, Fender rhodes, karignan, Hammond organ, background vocals
  • Baba Sissoko- background vocals
  • Edsel Gomez – piano
  • Lansiné Kouyaté – balafon
  • Habib “Dia” Sangaré – bolon
  • Alou Kouloubali – calebasse
  • Lassy “King” Massassy – rap vocals
  • “Petit” Adama Diarra – djembe
  • Cheick “Sékou” Oumar – djembe
  • Djifli Mamadou Sanogo – djembe
  • Moussa Sissikho – djembe, soloist
  • Maré Sanogo – doum-doum
  • Lamine Tounkara – doum-doum
  • Aly Wagué – flute
  • Gabriel Durand – guitar
  • Modibo Kouyaté – guitar
  • Jacob Soubeiga – guitar
  • Djelimady Tounkara- guitar, soloist
  • Benogo Diakite – kamalngoni, soloist
  • Mamadou Diabaté – kora
  • Cherif Samano – kora
  • Yakhoba Sissokho – kora, soloist
  • Adama Tounkara – ngoni
  • Moriba Koïta – ngoni, soloist
  • Bassekou Kouyate- ngoni, soloist
  • “Pepito” Sekouba Kouyaté – tamav
  • Moussa Sissoko – tama
  • Ramata Diakité- vocals
  • Oumou Sangare- vocals
  • Fatou- background vocals
  • Mamani Keïta- vocals, background vocals
  • Fatoumata Kouyaté – vocals, background vocals
  • Kabiné Kouyaté – vocals, background vocals
  • Amy Sacko – vocals, background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Dee Dee Bridgewater, except where noted.

  1. Afro Blue – Oscar Brown, Jr., Mongo Santamaría
  2. Bad Spirits
  3. Dee Dee – Dee Dee Bridgewater, Baba Sissoko
  4. Mama Don’t Ever Go Away
  5. Long Time Ago – Dee Dee Bridgewater, Wayne Shorter
  6. Children Go ‘Round
  7. The Griots
  8. Oh My Love
  9. Four Women – Nina Simone
  10. No More
  11. Red Earth
  12. Meanwhile – Dee Dee Bridgewater, Edsel Gomez
  13. Compared to What – Lassy “King” Massassy, Gene McDaniels
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On April 16, 2007.

On April 16, 2007, “Roadrunner” label released “Fear of a Blank Planet”, the ninth Porcupine Tree studio album. It was recorded October – December 2006, in London and Tel Aviv, and was produced by Steven Wilson, Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin and Gavin Harrison. In 2007, “Fear of a Blank Planet” won the “Album of the Year” award at “Classic Rock” magazine awards. In 2015, “Rolling Stone”  ranked it at number 39 on its list of the “Best Progressive Rock Albums of all Time.

Personnel:

  • Steven Wilson– vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards, mixing, audio mastering, string arrangements
  • Richard Barbieri– keyboards and synthesizers
  • Colin Edwin– bass guitars
  • Gavin Harrison– drums
  • Alex Lifeson– guitar solo
  • Robert Fripp– soundscapes
  • John Wesley– backing vocals
  • Orchestra – London Session Orchestra
  • Dave Stewart– string arrangements
  • Steve Price – engineer
  • Lasse Hoile– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Steven Wilson, except where noted.

  1. Fear of a Blank Planet
  2. My Ashes – music by Richard Barbier, Steven /Wilson
  3. Anesthetize
  4. Sentimental
  5. Way Out of Here – music by Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin, Gavin Harrison, Steven Wilson
  6. Sleep Together

On April 9, 2007.

On April 9, 2007, “Saddle Creek” label released “Cassadaga”, the seventh Bright Eyes studio album. It was recorded in 2006, and was produced by Mike Mogis. In February 2008, the album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Recording Package”.

Personnel:

  • Conor Oberst– voice, guitar, piano, synthesizer
  • Mike Mogis– voice, guitar, bass, pedal steel, lap steel, mandolin, dobro, percussion , vibraphone, baritone, ukulele, glockenspiel
  • Nate Walcott– organ, piano, electric piano, string, orchestral and woodwind arrangement
  • Ward– voice, guitar
  • Janet Weiss– drums
  • Clark Baechle– percussion
  • Stacy DuPree– voice
  • Sherri DuPree– voice
  • Z Berg– voice
  • Rachael Yamagata– voice
  • Hassan Lemtouni – voice
  • Chris MacDonald- voice
  • Gillian Welch– voice
  • Ted Stevens– voice
  • Sean Foley – voice
  • Maria Taylor– voice
  • Andy LeMaster– voice
  • Jake Bellows– voice
  • Suzie Katayama – conductor
  • Bill Meyers – conductor
  • Dan McCarthy– bass
  • Jason Boesel– voice, drums
  • Anton Patzner– violin
  • David Rawlings– guitar
  • Tim Luntzel– bass
  • John McEntire– percussion , electronics
  • Michael Zerang – percussion
  • Jonathan Crawford – percussion
  • Dan Bitney – percussion
  • Dan Fliegel – percussion
  • David Moyer – bass clarinet
  • Brian Walsh – clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Shane Aspegren– drums, percussion
  • Sarah Wass – flute
  • Myka Miller – oboe
  • Stefanie Drootin– bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Conor Oberst, except where noted.

  1. Clairaudients (Kill or Be Killed)
  2. Four Winds
  3. If the Brakeman Turns My Way – Conor Oberst, Jason Boesel
  4. Hot Knives
  5. Make a Plan to Love Me
  6. Soul Singer in a Session Band
  7. Classic Cars
  8. Middleman
  9. Cleanse Song
  10. No One Would Riot for Less
  11. Coat Check Dream Song – Conor Oberst, Nate Walcott
  12. I Must Belong Somewhere
  13. Lime Tree

 

On April 3, 2007.

On April 3, 2007, “Speedwagon Recordings” and “Mailboat Records” labels released “Find Your Own Way Home”, the fifteenth REO Speedwagon studio album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, and was produced by Joe Vannelli and Kevin Cronin.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Cronin– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Dave Amato– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Neal Doughty– keyboards
  • Bruce Hall– bass, backing vocals
  • Bryan Hitt– drums
  • Joe Vannelli– keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Cronin, except where noted.

  1. Smilin’ in the End
  2. Find Your Own Way Home
  3. I Needed to Fail
  4. Dangerous Combination – Kevin Cronin, Jim Peterik
  5. Lost in the Road of Love
  6. Another Lifetime – Dave Amato, Kevin Cronin, Bruce Hall, Bryan Hitt
  7. Run Away Baby
  8. Everything You Feel
  9. Born to Love You – Bruce Hall
  10. Let My Love Find You

 

On March 30, 2007.

On March 30, 2007, “ECM” label released “The Third Quartet”, the 31st John Abercrombie album. It was recorded in June 2006, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • John Abercrombie – guitar
  • Mark Feldman– violin
  • Marc Johnson– double bass
  • Joey Baron– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Abercrombie, except where noted.

  1. Banshee
  2. Number 9
  3. Vingt Six
  4. Wishing Bell
  5. Bred
  6. Tres
  7. Round Trip – Ornette Coleman
  8. Epilogue – Bill Evans
  9. Elvin
  10. Fine

On March 27, 2007.

On March 27, 2007, “Tzadik” label released “Six Litanies for Heliogabalus”, album by John Zorn, the third one with “Moonchild Trio”. It was recorded 2006 – 2007, and was produced by John Zorn.

Personnel:

  • John Zorn– alto sax, conductor
  • Joey Baron– drums
  • Trevor Dunn– bass
  • Ikue Mori– electronics
  • Mike Patton– voice
  • Jamie Saft– organ
  • Martha Cluver – voice
  • Abby Fischer – voice
  • Kirsten Sollek – voice

Track listing:

All tracks by John Zorn.

  1. Litany I
  2. Litany II
  3. Litany III
  4. Litany IV
  5. Litany V
  6. Litany VI

 

On March 20, 2007.

On March 20, 2007, “Epic” label released “We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank”, the fifth Modest Mouse studio album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, at “Sweet Tea Studio” in Oxford, MS, “Audible Alchemy” in Portland, OR, and was produced by Dennis Herring.

Personnel:

  • Isaac Brock – lead vocals, guitar, art direction
  • Jeremiah Green – drums, percussion
  • Eric Judy – bass
  • Johnny Marr – guitar
  • Tom Peloso – vocals, bass, piano, trumpet, tuba, fiddle, synthesizer
  • Joe Plummer – drums, percussion
  • Clay Jones – acoustic guitar, shaker, programming
  • Dennis Herring – claps, stomps, Rhodes, pump organ, backing vocals, mixing
  • Kyle “Slick” Johnson – programming
  • Naheed Simjee – backing vocals, claps, stomps
  • James Mercer- backing vocals
  • Joe Zook – engineering, mixing
  • Clay Jones – engineering
  • Tom Queyja, Rob Cooper – assistants
  • Kyle “Slick” Johnson, Reto Peter, Tom Queyja – additional engineering
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Christian Helms – art direction, design
  • Nahjeed Simjee – art direction
  • Christian Helms, Geoff Peyeto at The Decoder Ring – design
  • David Ellis, Casey Burns – booklet interior illustrations

Track listing:

All lyrics by Isaac Brock; all music by Isaac Brock, Jeremiah Green, Eric Judy, Tom Peloso and Joe Plummer.

  1. March into the Sea
  2. Dashboard
  3. Fire It Up
  4. Florida
  5. Parting of the Sensory
  6. Missed the Boat
  7. We’ve Got Everything
  8. Fly Trapped in a Jar
  9. Education
  10. Little Motel
  11. Steam Engenius
  12. Spitting Venom
  13. People as Places as People
  14. Invisible