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On December 16, 2008.

On December 16, 2008, “Interscope” label released “When the World Comes Down”, the third All-American Rejects studio album. It was recorded in 2008, at “Barefoot Recording” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Eric Valentine.


  • Tyson Ritter– vocals, gang vocals, bass, vibraphone, recorder, pedal steel, broomstick, marxophone, inside photography
  • Nick Wheeler – lead guitar, gang vocals, programming, autoharp, inside photography
  • Mike Kennerty – rhythm guitar, gang vocals, bass pedals, autoharp, inside photography
  • Chris Gaylor – drums, gang vocals, inside photography
  • Kevin Saulnier – keyboards
  • Anton Patzner – violin
  • Charlotte Ritchie – angelic choir
  • Jeff Sosnow, Trevor Whatever, Brad Cole, Lonn Friend, Seth Howard – gang vocals
  • Catherine Pierce, Allison Pierce – vocals
  • Lenny Castro – percussion
  • Chris Gaylor, Nick Wheeler – drum corp
  • Deborah Lurie, Nick Wheeler – orchestration
  • Eric Valentine – drum corp, programming, orchestration, engineer, mixing
  • Trevor Whatever – session coordinator, studio manager
  • Matt Radosevich, Brad Cook, Dann Thompson – assistant engineer
  • Ivy Skoff – production coordinator
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Ianthe Zevos – art director
  • Graphictherapy – design
  • Herb Williams – cover artist, art director
  • Thomas Petillo – cover photography
  • Jeff “Rhino” Neumann – back cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Nick Wheeler and Tyson Ritter.

  1. I Wanna
  2. Fallin’ Apart
  3. Damn Girl
  4. Gives You hell
  5. Mona Lisa
  6. Breakin’
  7. Another Heart Calls
  8. Real World
  9. Back to Me
  10. Believe
  11. The Wind Blows
  12. Sunshine (hidden track)

On December 15, 2008.

On December 15, 2008, “English Electric” label released “The Underfall Yard”, the sixth Big Big Train album.


  • Nick D’Virgilio– drums, backing vocals
  • David Longdon – lead vocals, flute, keyboards, guitars
  • Andy Poole – bass, keyboards
  • Gregory Spawton – keyboards, guitars, bass
  • Dave Gregory– guitars, electric sitar
  • Francis Dunnery– guitar
  • Jem Godfrey– synthesizer solos
  • Rich Evans – cornet
  • Dave Desmond – trombone
  • Jon Foyle – cello
  • Nick Stones – french horn
  • Jon Truscott – tuba

Track listing:

All tracks by Gregory Spawton.

  1. Evening Star
  2. Master James of St. James
  3. Victorian Brickwork
  4. Last Train
  5. Winchester Diver
  6. The Underfall Yard



On November 26, 2008.

On November 26, 2008, “Headphone Dust” label released “Insurgentes”, the first Steven Wilson solo album. It was recorded December 2007 – August 2008, and was produced by Steven Wilson.


  • Steven Wilson: vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, acoustic & electric pianos, keyboards, synthesizers, harmonium, mellotron, bass guitar, percussion, drum & keyboard programming, ambient noise, loops, mixing
  • Gavin Harrison– drums , cymbals
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • Mike Outram – electric guitar
  • Dirk Serries– guitar drones
  • Jordan Rudess– piano
  • Clodagh Simonds– vocals
  • Sand Snowman – acoustic and processed acoustic guitars, recorders
  • Theo Travis– wah-flute, clarinet, saxophone
  • Michiyo Yagi– 17-string bass koto, 21-string koto
  • Steve Price, Maki Sasaki – engineer
  • Mark Prator, John Wesley – guitars engineer
  • Bert Baldwin – piano engineer
  • Andy VanDette – mastering
  • Lasse Hoile – cover design, photography

Track listing:

All tracks written by Steven Wilson.

  1. Harmony Korine
  2. Abandoner
  3. Salvaging
  4. Veneno para las hadas
  5. No Twilight Within the Courts of the Sun
  6. Significant Other
  7. Only Child
  8. Twilight Coda
  9. Get All You Deserve
  10. Insurgentes


On November 23, 2008.

On November 23, 2008, “Geffen” label released “Chinese Democracy”, the sixth Guns N’ Roses studio album. It was recorded 1997 – 2007, and was produced by Axl Rose and Caram Costanzo. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”, Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”, Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in US by “RIAA”.


  • Axl Rose– lead vocals, keyboards, synthesizers, piano, guitar, samples, arrangements, digital editing, Logic Pro engineering, mixing, art direction
  • Robin Finck– keyboards, electric and acoustic guitars, arrangements, editing
  • Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal– guitar
  • Buckethead– electric and acoustic guitar, arrangements
  • Paul Tobias– guitar, piano, arrangements
  • Richard Fortus– guitar
  • Tommy Stinson– bass guitar, backing vocals, arrangements
  • Bryan “Brain” Mantia– drums, arrangements, initial production, engineering, drum machine, drum programming, Logic Pro engineering
  • Frank Ferrer– drums
  • Dizzy Reed– keyboards, backing vocals, synthesizers, piano, arrangements, Logic Pro engineering
  • Chris Pitman– keyboards, sub-bass, synthesizers, bass and drum programming, backing vocals, twelve-string guitar, drum machine, string machine, Mellotron, arrangements, digital editing, engineering, Logic Pro engineering
  • Josh Freese– arrangements
  • Marco Beltrami, Paul Buckmaster– orchestra and arrangements
  • Suzy Katayama – arrangements, French horn
  • Sebastian Bach– backing vocals
  • Patti Hood – harp
  • Ryan Corey – art direction, design
  • Somyot Hananuntasuk – illustrations
  • Sasha Volkova – illustration
  • Terry Hardin – cover photography
  • George Chin – photography
  • Shi Lifeng – artwork
  • Lie Yuan, He An, Jiang Congi, Kevin Zuckerman, Lian Xue Ming, Anton S. Kandinksy, Marat Bekeev, Xiao Ping, Lou Jie, Sandra Yagi, Socar Myles, Rankin, Johnie Hurtig, Gloria Gaddis – Illustrations alternate booklets:
  • Caram Costanzo – engineering, digital editing, arrangements, sub drums, mixing
  • Roy Thomas Baker– additional production, preproduction
  • Jeff “Critter” Newell, Dan Monti, Jeremy Blair – engineering
  • Eric Caudieux– digital editing, drum machine, drum programming, arrangements, sub drums, additional production, Pro Tools engineering
  • Sean Beavan– recording and digital editing, arrangements, initial production, additional production
  • Youth– initial arrangement suggestions, additional demo pre-production
  • Pete Scaturro – arrangements, initial production, keyboards, digital editing, engineering
  • Billy Howerdel– recording, editing , Logic Pro engineering
  • Stuart White – Logic Pro engineering
  • John O’Mahony – Pro Tools mixing
  • Okhee Kim, Andy Gwynn, Brian Monteath, Dave Dominguez, Jose Borges, Joe Peluso, Christian Baker, James Musshorn, Jan Petrov, JeffRobinette, Bob Koszela, Paul Payne, Mark Gray, Xavier Albira, Dror Mohar, Eric Tabala, Shawn Berman, Donald Clark, Shinnosuke Miyazawa, Vanessa Parr, John Beene, Al Perrotta – engineering assistance
  • Greg Morgenstein, Paul DeCarli, Billy Bowers, Justin Walden, Rail Jon Rogut, Isaac Abolin – additional Pro Tools
  • Andy Wallace– mixing
  • Mike Scielzi, Paul Suarez – mixing assistance
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering

Track listing:

All lyrics Axl Rose, except where noted.

  1. Chinese Democracy – Axl Rose, Joshua Freese, Paul Tobias, Thomas Stinson, Darren Reed, Robert Finck, Caram Costanzo, Eric Caudieux
  2. Shackler’s Revenge – Axl Rose, Robert Finck, Brian Carroll, Bryan Manta, Caram Costanzo, Peter Scaturro
  3. Better – Axl Rose, Robert Finck
  4. Street of Dreams – Axl Rose, Robert Finck, Darren Reed,Thomas Stinson, Paul Tobias
  5. If the World – Axl Rose, Chris Pitman
  6. There Was a Tiime – Axl Rose, Paul Tobias, Darren Reed, Thomas Stinson
  7. Catcher in the Rye – Axl Rose, Thomas Stinson, Darren Reed, Robert Finck, Paul Tobias
  8. Scraped – Axl Rose, Carroli Costanzo
  9. Riad N’ the Bedouins – Axl Rose, Robert Finck, Thomas Stinson, Paul Tobias
  10. Sorry – Axl Rose, Carroli Costanzo
  11. R.S. – Axl Rose, Paul Tobias, Darren Reed
  12. Madagascar – contains samples of speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr, Axl Rose, Chris Pitman
  13. This I Love – Axl Rose
  14. Prostitute – Axl Rose, Robert Finck, Paul Tobias


On November 21, 2006.

On November 21, 2006, “Jagjaguwar” label released “Beast Moans”, the debut Swan Lake album. It was recorded February 2008, and was produced by Daniel Bejar, Spencer Krug and Carey Mercer.


  • Daniel Bejar– vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer
  • Spencer Krug – piano, keyboards
  • Carey Mercer – vocals, guitar
  • Emily Duke – drawings
  • Daniel Murphy – design

Track listing:

  1. Widow’s Walk – Daniel Bejar
  2. Nubile Days – Spencer Krug
  3. City Calls – Carey Mercer
  4. A Venue Called Rubella – Daniel Bejar
  5. All Fires – Spencer Krug
  6. The Partisan But He’s Got to Know – Carey Mercer
  7. The Freedom – Daniel Bejar
  8. Petersburg, Liberty Theater, 1914 – unknown
  9. The Pollenated Girls – Carey Mercer
  10. Bluebird – Spencer Krug
  11. Pleasure Vessels – Carey Mercer
  12. Are You Swimming in Her Pools? – Spencer Krug
  13. Shooting Rockets – Daniel Bejar

On November 16, 2009.

On November 16, 2009, “Mercury” label released “Keep Calm and Carry On”, the seventh Stereophonics studio album. It was recorded September – December 2008, at “State of the Ark”, “RAK Studios” and “Westpoint Studios” in London, and was produced by Kelly Jones, Jim Abbiss and Jim Lowe.


  • Kelly Jones– lead vocals, guitar
  • Richard Jones– bass
  • Adam Zindani– guitar, backing vocals
  • Javier Weyler– drums
  • Niel Cowley – piano, Wurlitzer, organ
  • Jim Abbiss– piano, organ, Synthesizer, Vibraphone, percussion
  • Arnulf Lindner – cello
  • Barny Barnicott, Jim Lowe – mixing
  • Jonathan Shakhovskoy – engineering
  • Tom Hough, Helen Atkinson, Ian Sherwin – additional engineering
  • John Davis – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Kelly Jones.

  1. She’s Alright
  2. Innocent
  3. Beerbottle
  4. Trouble
  5. Could You Be the One
  6. I Got Your Number
  7. Uppercut
  8. Live ‘n’ Love
  9. 100mph
  10. Wonder
  11. Stuck in a Rut
  12. Show Me How

On October 30, 2008.

On October 30, 2008, “Wolfwork” label released “Out of the Tunnel’s Mouth”, the 20th Steve Hackett studio album. It was recorded 2008 – 2009, and was produced by Steve Hackett and Roger King.


  • Steve Hackett – vocals, guitars
  • Roger King – keyboards, programming
  • Nick Beggs– bass guitar, Chapman stick
  • Dick Driver – double bass
  • John Hackett– flute
  • Lauren King, Jo Lehmann – backing vocals
  • Ferenc Kovacs – violin
  • Amanda Lehmann – vocals
  • Anthony Phillips– 12 string guitar
  • Chris Squire– bass guitar
  • Christine Townsend – violin, viola
  • Rob Townsend – soprano sax
  • Egerhazi Attila, Barabas Tamas, Kovacs Ferenc, Kovacs Zoltan, Banai Szilard, Steve Hackett, Jo Lehmann – anklung

Track listing:

  1. Fire on the Moon – Steve Hackett
  2. Nomads – Steve Hackett, Jo Lehmann
  3. Emerald and Ash – Steve Hackett, Roger King
  4. Tubehead – Steve Hackett, Roger King
  5. Sleepers – Steve Hackett, Nick Clabburn, RogerKing, Jo Lehmann
  6. Ghost in the Glass – Steve Hackett, Roger King
  7. Still Waters – Steve Hackett, Jo Lehmann
  8. Last Train to Istanbul – Steve Hackett, Roger King, Jo Lehmann