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On September 23, 2009.

On September 23, 2009, “KAB America Inc” label released “Playing the Piano”, the 19th Ryuichi Sakamoto album. It was recorded in 2009 and was produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto.


  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Ryuichi Sakamoto.

  1. Amore
  2. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
  3. A Flower Is Not A Flower
  4. The Sheltering Sky
  5. Tamago 2004
  6. The Last Emperor
  7. Tibetan Dance
  8. Thousand Knives
  9. Riot in Lagos
  10. Reversing
  11. Mizu no Naka no Bagatelle
  12. Bolerish

On September 23, 2008.

On September 23, 2008, “Inside” label released “Time the Conqueror”, the 13th Jackson Browne studio album. It was recorded in 2009 and was produced by Jackson Browne and Paul Dieter.


  • Jackson Browne– vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, additional drums
  • Kevin McCormick – bass guitar
  • Mauricio Lewak – drums
  • Mark Goldenberg– electric guitar
  • Jeff Young – piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond organ, harmony vocals
  • Chavonne Morris – backing vocals
  • Alethea Mills – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackson Browne except where noted:

  1. Time the Conqueror
  2. Off of Wonderland
  3. The Drums of War – Jackson Browne, Mark Goldenberg, Mauricio Lewak, Kevin McCormick, Jeff Young
  4. The Arms of Night – Jackson Browne, Danny Kortchmar
  5. Where Were You – Jackson Browne, Mark Goldenberg, Mauricio Lewak, Kevin McCormick, Jeff Young
  6. Going Down To Cuba
  7. Giving That Heaven Away
  8. Live Nude Cabaret
  9. Just Say Yeah
  10. Far from the Arms of Hunger

On September 3, 2009.

On September 3, 2009, “ECM” label released “Stone in the Water”, the 22nd Stefano Bollani album. It was recorded in October 2008, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.


  • Stefano Bollani— piano
  • Jesper Bodilsen— double bass
  • Morten Lund— drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Stefano Bollani except where noted.

  1. Dom de Iludir – Caetano Veloso
  2. Orvieto – Jesper Bodilsen
  3. Edith – Jesper Bodilsen
  4. Brigas Nunca Mais – Vinicius De Moraes, Antonio Carlos Jobim
  5. Il Cervello del Pavone
  6. Un Sasso Nello Stagno
  7. Improvisation 13 en la Mineur – Francis Poulenc
  8. Asuda
  9. Joker in the Village

On August 20, 2009.

On August 20, 2009, Lawrence William Knechtel died aged 69. He was a musician (keyboards, bass), a member of the Wrecking Crew, a collection of Los Angeles-based session musicians, and the band Bread. He recorded with big number of renowned artists including Elvis Presley, The Byrds, Barbra Streisand, The Beach Boys, The Doors, Cher, Simon & Garfunkel, Duane Eddy, The Mamas & the Papas, The Monkees, the Partridge Family, Paul Simon, Chet Baker, Jerry Garcia, Dave mason, Nancy Sinatra, Howard Roberts, Thelma Houston, Glen Campbell, Peter Allen, Barry Mann, Lalo Schifrin, Jimmy Webb, José Feliciano, Jackie DeShannon, Brian Cadd, Bobby Darin, Art Garfunkel, Stephen Bishop, David Clayton-Thomas, Billy Joel, Barry McGuire, Paul Young, Dolly Parton, Al Kooper, Johnny Rivers, John Denver, Chet Atkins, Helen Reddy, Joan Baez, Alen Roth, and Neil Diamond. Knechtel released two solo albums.

On August 19, 2008.

On August 19, 2008, “Domino Recording Company” label released “Humbug”, the third Arctic Monkeys studio album. It was recorded November 2008 – April 2009, at “Pink Duck” in Burbank, California, “Rancho De La Luna” in Joshua Tree, California, “Mission Sound” in Brooklyn, New York, and was produced by James Ford and Josh Homme.


  • Alex Turner – lead vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Jamie Cook – guitar, keyboards
  • Nick O’Malley – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Matt Helders – drums, backing vocals
  • John Ashton – backing vocals, keyboards
  • Alison Mosshart– additional vocals
  • Alain Johannes– engineer
  • Justin Smith – engineer assistance
  • Claudius Mittendorfer – additional engineering
  • Rich Costey– mixing
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Guy Aroch– cover, booklet photography
  • Chapman Baehler– booklet photography
  • Mark Bull – booklet photography
  • Justin Smith – booklet photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Alex Turner.

  1. My Propeller
  2. Crying Lightning
  3. Dangerous Animals
  4. Secret Door
  5. Potion Approaching
  6. Fire and the Thud
  7. Cornerstone
  8. Dance Little Liar
  9. Pretty Visitors
  10. The Jeweler’s Hands

On August 18, 2009

On August 18, 2009, “ATO” label released “North Hills”, the debut Dawes studio album. It was recorded in 2009 and was produced by Jonathan Wilson.


  • Taylor Goldsmith– lead vocals, guitars
  • Tay Strathairn – vocals, piano, organ
  • Patrick Sansone – vocals, guitars, organ, percussion
  • Griffin Goldsmith – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Wylie Gelber– bass guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Taylor Goldsmith, except where noted.

  1. The Western Skyline
  2. Love Is All I Am
  3. When You Call My Name
  4. Give Me Time
  5. When My Time Comes
  6. God Rest My Soul
  7. Bedside Manner
  8. My Girl to Me
  9. Take Me Out of the City
  10. If You Let Me Be Your Anchor
  11. Peace in the Valley – Taylor Goldsmith, Blake Mills

On August 17, 2010.

On August 17, 2010, “Heads Up”, label released “Chamber Music Society”, the third Esperanza Spalding studio album. It was recorded in October 2009 and was produced by Esperanza Spalding, and Gil Goldstein.


  • Esperanza Spalding– vocals, bass guitar, double bass
  • Milton Nascimento– guest vocals
  • Leo Genovese– piano, electric piano, melodica
  • Terri Lyne Carrington– drums
  • Quintino Cinalli – percussion
  • Entcho Todorov – violin
  • Lois Martin – viola
  • David Eggar – cello
  • Ricardo Vogt – nylon-stringed guitar
  • Gretchen Parlato– backing vocals
  • Gil Goldstein– co-arranger

Track listing:

All tracks by Esperanza Spalding, except where noted.

  1. Little Fly – lyrics by William Blake, music by Esperanza Spalding
  2. Knowledge of Good and Evil
  3. Really Very Small
  4. Chacarera – Leo Genovese
  5. Wild Is the Wind – Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington
  6. Apple Blossom
  7. As a Sprout
  8. What a Friend
  9. Winter Sun
  10. Inútil Paisagem – lyrics byAloísio de Oliveira, music by Antonio Carlos Jobim
  11. Short and Sweet
  12. Midnight Sun – lyrics by Johnny Mercer, music by Lionel Hampton, Sonny Burke


On August 14, 2009.

On August 12, 2009, “Lil’ Beethoven” and “SR Records” labels released “The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman”, the 22nd Sparks album. It was recorded 2008 – 2009, at “Hollywood American Studios” in Hollywood, “Radio Drama Studio” in Stockholm, Sweden, and was produced by Ron Mael, Russell Mael, and Marie Wennersten (producer for Swedish recording). The album was conceived as a radio drama, commissioned by “Sveriges Radio Radioteatern”. It was created to be listened as a single piece, rather than a collection of stand-alone songs.


  • Russell Mael– vocals, studio chief; policeman 1 and 2
  • Ron Mael– keyboard, limo driver; Hollywood tour guide
  • Marcus Blake – autograph hound; Woody
  • Tammy Glover – Hollywood welcoming committee; Gerry
  • Saskia Husberg – interpreter
  • Elin Klinga– Greta Garbo
  • Marie-Chantal Long – Cannes Festival announcer
  • Jonas Malmsjö– Ingmar Bergman
  • Steve McDonald – hotel concierge
  • Steven Nistor– hotel doorman
  • Katie Puckrik– hotel operator
  • Rebecca Sjöwall– Hollywood starlet
  • Jim Wilson – first A.D.; autograph hound
  • Jim Wilson – guitar
  • Dean Menta– guitar
  • Marcus Blake – bass
  • Tammy Glover– drums
  • Steven Nistor – drums
  • Marie Wennersten – director for Swedish recording
  • Magnus Lindman – translations
  • Sabina von Greyerz – SR Records project manager

Track listing:

All tracks are written by Ron Mael and Russell Mael.

  1. 1956 Cannes Film Festival
  2. I Am Ingmar Bergman
  3. Limo Driver (Welcome to Hollywood)
  4. Here He Is Now
  5. Bergman, How Are You?
  6. He’ll Come ‘Round
  7. En Route to the Beverly Hills Hotel
  8. Hollywood Welcoming Committee
  9. I’ve Got to Contact Sweden
  10. The Studio Commissary
  11. I Must Not Be Nasty
  12. Quiet on the Set
  13. Why Do You Take That Tone with Me?
  14. Pleasant Hotel Staff
  15. Hollywood Tour Bus
  16. Autograph Hounds
  17. Bergman Ponders Escape
  18. We’ve Got to Turn Him ‘Round
  19. Escape (Part1)
  20. Escape (Part 2)
  21. Oh, My God
  22. Garbo Sings
  23. Almost a Hollywood Ending
  24. He’s Home

On August 6, 2009.

On August 6, 2009, William Paul Borsey Jr. aka Willy DeVille died aged 58. He was a singer and songwriter, founder of Mink DeVille, the house band at the New York club “CBGB”. With Mink DeVille, he released six albums and ten by his own name. DeVille collaborated with musicians from various music genres such as Jack Nitzsche, Doc Pomus, Dr. John, Mark Knopfler, Allen Toussaint, Eddie Bo, David Hidalgo, Efrain Toro, Mariachi Los Camperos, Jimmy Zavala, Zachary Richard, Jeff Baxter, Freebo, Jim Gilstrap, and Brian Ray.

On August 4, 2009.

On August 4, 2009, “Sub Pop” label released “The Ruminant Band”, the fourth Fruit Bats album. It was recorded in 2009 and was produced by Graeme Gibson.


  • Eric D. Johnson – vocals, guitar
  • Sam Wagster – vocals, guitar, pedal steel guitar, piano
  • Ron Lewis – vocals, guitar, electric piano, organ, synthesizer
  • Christopher Sherman – bass guitar
  • Graeme Gibson – drums, percussion, noises
  • Ryan Boyles – engineer
  • Don Stout – mastering
  • Andrew Holder – illustrations
  • Jeff Kleinsmith – art direction, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Eric D. Johnson.

  1. Primitive Man
  2. The Ruminant Band
  3. Tegucigalpa
  4. Beautiful Morning Light
  5. The Hobo Girl
  6. Being on Our Own
  7. My Unusual Friend
  8. Singing Joy to the World
  9. The Blessed Breeze
  10. Feather Bed
  11. Flamingo