Tag Archives: 2011

Ringo Starr: Ringo 2012

On January 30, 2012, “Hip-O” and “UM” labels released “Ringo 2012”, the 17th Ringo Starr studio album. It was recorded in 2011, at “Roccabella West” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bruce Sugar and Ringo Starr.

Personnel:

  • Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) – lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion,  keyboards, guitar, mixing
  • Steve Dudas – guitar, bass
  • Joe Walsh – guitar
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd – guitar
  • David A. Stewart – guitar, keyboards
  • Matt Cartsonis – mandolin
  • Bruce Sugar – keyboards, piano, horn, arrangement, organ, synth horns, mixing
  • Van Dyke Parks – keyboards, accordion, string arrangement
  • Benmont Tench – organ
  • Charlie Haden – bass
  • Don Was – bass
  • Michael Bradford – bass
  • Edgar Winter – sax, organ
  • Ann Marie Calhoun – violin
  • Amy Keys – backing vocals
  • Kelly Moneymaker – backing vocals
  • Richard Page – backing vocals
  • Ned Douglas – recording assistant
  • Chris Bellman – mastering
  • Vartan – art direction
  • Mike Fink, Philip Manning, Meire Murakami – design
  • Rob Shanahan – photography
  • Christine Telleck – production manager
  • Adam Starr – product manager

Track listing:

  1. Anthem – Richard Starkey, Glen Ballard
  2. Wings – Rickard Starkey, Vini Poncia
  3. Think It Over – Buddy Holly, Norman Petty
  4. Samba – Richard Starkey, Van Dyke Parks
  5. Rock Island Line – traditional, arranged by Richard Starkey
  6. Step Lightly – Richard Starkey
  7. Wonderful – Richard Starkey, Gary Nicholson
  8. In Liverpool – Richard Starkey, Dave Stewart
  9. Slow Down – Richard Starkey, Joe Walsh

Guided by Voices: Let’s Go Eat the Factory

On January 24, 2012, “Fire Records” label released “Let’s Go Eat the Factory”, the 17th Guided by Voices album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Chief Runningmouth and The Soft Spoken Trout.

Personnel:

  • Robert Pollard – lead vocals, artwork
  • Tobin Sprout – vocals, guitar, illustrations
  • Mitch Mitchell – guitar
  • Greg Demos – bass
  • Kevin Fennell – drums
  • Jim Pollard – guitar, bass
  • Steve MacDougall – recording
  • Roger Seiby – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Pollard, except where noted.

  1. Laundry & Lasers
  2. The Head – Jim Pollard, Mitch Mitchell, Robert Pollard
  3. Doughnut for a Snowman
  4. Spiderfighter – Tobin Sprout
  5. Hang Mr. Kite
  6. God Loves Us – Jim Pollard, Mitch Mitchell, Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout
  7. The Unsinkable Fats Domino
  8. Who Invented the Sun – Tobin Sprout
  9. The Big Hat and Toy Show – Greg Demos, Jim Pollard, Robert Pollard
  10. Imperial Racehorsing
  11. How I Met My Mother
  12. Waves – Tobin Sprout
  13. My Europa
  14. Chocolate Boy
  15. The Things That Never Need – Tobin Sprout
  16. Either Nelson
  17. Cyclone Utilities (Remember Your Birthday) – Mitch Mitchell, Robert Pollard
  18. Old Bones – Tobin Sprout
  19. Go Rolling Home – Greg Demos, Robert Pollard
  20. The Room Taking Shape – Greg Demos, Robert Pollard
  21. We Won’t Apologize for the Human Race

Angelo Daniel Badalamenti

On December 11, 2022, Angelo Daniel Badalamenti died aged 85. He was composer and arranger, recorded songs with David Bowie, Nina Simone, Tim Booth, Shirley Bassey, Dusty Springfield, Julee Cruise, Marianne Faithfull, Siouxsie Sioux and Dolores O’Riordan, but was best known for composing film music. He collaborated with director David Lynch, notably “Blue Velvet”, the “Twin Peaks” saga, “The Straight Story” and “Mulholland Drive”. In 1990, Badalamenti received “Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance” for his “Twin Peaks Theme”. In 2008, Badalamenti received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the “World Soundtrack Awards’s Academy”, and in 2011, the “Henry Mancini Award” from the “American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers”. 

Nina Hagen: Volksbeat

On November 11, 2011, “Polydor Munchen” label released “Volksbeat”, the thirteen Nina Hagen album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Peter Schmidt and Peter Hinderthür.

Personnel:

  • Nina Hagen – vocals, guitar, artwork, liner notes
  • – guitar, piano, bass, drums
  • Warner Poland – guitar
  • Christian Neander – guitar
  • Hinrich Dageför – guitar, baritone guitar
  • Jörn Heilbut – guitar
  • Stefan Knoess – guitar
  • Marcus Watkins – guitar
  • Justin Balk – vocal, guitar
  • Peter Schmidt – tambourine
  • Joe Jackson – piano
  • Peter Hinderthür – keyboards, bass, flugelhorn, brass, strings and brass arrangements
  • Graham Maby – bass
  • Dave Houghton – drums
  • Katie Zahn – alto flute
  • Berlin Session Orchestra
  • Joris Bartsch Buhle – conductor
  • Beccy Boo, N’Gone Thiam – chorus
  • Walter Schönauer – artwork, design

Track listing:

  1. Bitten Der Kinder & An Meine Landsleute – lyrics by Bertolt Brecht, music by Nina Hagen, Thomas Götz
  2. Ick Lass Mir Doch Vom Teufel Nich …- lyrics by Nina Hagen, music by Larry Norman
  3. Killer – Adam Tinley, Sealhenry Samuel
  4. Ermutigung – Wolf Biermann
  5. Ich Bin – lyrics by Nina Hagen, Justin Balk
  6. Das 5. Gebot – lyrics by Martin Luther, Nina Hagen, music by Thomas Götz
  7. Menschen Sind Kompatibel – Stefan Knoess
  8. Wir Sind Das Volk – lyrics by Nina Hagen, music by Bernd Kurtzke
  9. Soma Koma – lyrics by Nina Hagen, N’Gone Thiam, music by Warner Poland, Wolfgang Glum
  10. Jesus Ist Ein Freund Von Mir – lyrics by Nina Hagen, Salvatore Polichetti
  11. Süsses, Süsses Lied Der Errettung – lyrics by Nina Hagen, music by Larry Norman
  12. Keiner Von Uns Ist Frei – Nina Hagen, Barry Mann, Brenda Russell, Cynthia Well
  13. Noch Ein Täss’chen Kaffee – German lyrics by Nina Hagen, lyrics and music by Bob Dylan
  14. Nicht Vergessen – German lyrics by Nina Hagen, lyrics and music by Arnold Hennings, Curtis L Mayfield
  15. Dieser Zug Fährt Richtung Freiheit – German lyrics by Nina Hagen, Woody Guthrie original text adapted 

Angels & Airways: Love: Part Two

On November 11, 2011, “To the Stars Records” label released “Love: Part Two”, the fourth Angels & Airwaves studio album. It was recorded June – September 2010, and was produced by Tom DeLonge.

Personnel:

  • Tom DeLonge – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • David Kennedy – lead guitar, keyboards, synthesizers, backing vocals
  • Matt Wachter – bass guitar, synthesizers, backing vocals
  • Atom Willard – drums, percussion

Track listing:

All lyrics by Tom DeLonge, all music is composed by Tom DeLonge, David Kennedy, Matt Wachter and Atom Willard.

  1. Saturday Love
  2. Surrender
  3. Anxiety
  4. My Heroine (It’s Not Over)
  5. Moon as My Witness
  6. Dry Your Eyes
  7. The Revelator
  8. One Last Thing
  9. Inertia
  10. Behold a Pale Horse
  11. All That We Are

VA: The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams

On October 4, 2011, “Egyptian Records”, “Columbia”, “Country Music Foundation Records” and “Third Man Records” labels, released “The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams”, album by various artists. It was recorded at “Emerald Sound Studios”, “Minutia Studios”, “The Village Studios”, “Levon Helm Studio”, “Akademie Mathematique of Philosophical Sound Research”, “Blackbird Studio” and “Odditorium Studio”.

Personnel:

  • Mark Wilder – mastering
  • Coco Shinomiya – art direction, design
  • Jim Sherraden (Hatch Show Print) – art direction, design
  • Alan Messer, Autumn De Wilde, David Gahr, Dino Perrucci, James Minchin III, Jim McGuire, Jo McCaughey, Mark Seliger, Pam Springesteen, Russ Harrington, Tony Baker – photography
  • Michael McCall – liner notes
  • Mary Martin – producer
  • Jeff Rosen – executive producer
  • Debbie Sweenie – production coordinator

Track listing:

All lyrics by Hank Williams, Sr., all music as noted.

  1. Alan Jackson – You’ve Been Lonesome, too – music by Alan Jackson

Bruce Watkins – acoustic guitar

Paul Franklin – steel guitar

Brent Mason – electric guitar

Duncan – fiddle

Gary Paczosa – recording, mixing

Brendon Bell, Greg Lawrence – recording assistant, mixing assistant

Matt Rovey – additional engineering

Hank Williams – mastering

Keith Stegall – producer

Jason Campbell – production coordinator

2. Bob Dylan – The Love That Faded – music by Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan – vocal, guitar

Denny Freeman – guitar

Stu Kimball – guitar

Donnie Herron – steel guitar, violin

Tony Garnier – bass

George Receli – drums

Chris Shaw – engineer

Greg Calbi – mastering

Jack Frost – producer

3. Norah Jones – How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart? – music by Norah Jones

Dave Rawlings – vocals, guitar

Gilliam Welch – vocals, guitar

Paul Kennerley – engineer

Tom Schick – mixing

4. Jack White – You Know That I Know – music by Jack White

Jack White – vocals, electric guitar, mixing, producer

Donnie Herron – steel guitar

Dean Fertita – acoustic bass

Dominic John Suchyta – upright bass

Carla Azar – drums

Joe Chiccarelli – engineer, mixing

Lowell Reynolds – engineer assistant

5. Lucinda Williams – I’m So Happy That I Found You – music by Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams – vocals, guitar, producer

Eric Liljestrand – recording, mixing

Ghian Wright – second engineer

Jolie Levine – project coordinator

6. Vince Gill and Rodney Crowell – I Hope You Shed a Million Tears – music by Vince Gill and Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell – vocals, guitar

Vince Gill – vocals, guitar

Don Helms – pedal steel guitar

Dennis Crouch – bass

Kenny Sears – fiddle

7. Patty Loveless – You’re Through Following Me – music by Emory Gordy Jr. and Patty Loveless

Buddy Minnix – acoustic guitar

Leigh Cochran – electric guitar

Butch Lee – lap steel guitar

Deanie Richardson – fiddle

Emory Gordy Jr. – bass, producer

Kerlan Spur – drums

Elerry Durgin – recording, mixing

Lauren Koch – contractor

8. Levon Helm – You’ll Never Be Mine Again – music by Levon Helm and Larry Campbell

Levon Helm – lead vocal, drums

Larry Campbell – acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, producer

Mike Merritt – bass

Amy Helm, Teresa Williams – backing vocals

Justin Guip – recording, mixing

9. Holly Williams – Blue Is My Heart – music by Holly Williams

Holly Williams – acoustic guitar

Vince Gill – acoustic guitar

Tom Bucovac – steel guitar

Chris McHugh – percussion

Justin Niebank – recording, engineer, mixing

10, Jakob Dylan – Oh Mama, Come Home – music by Jakob Dylan

Jakob Dylan – vocal, guitar

Jason Lader – recording, mixing

11. Sheryl Crow – Angel Mine – music by Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow – vocals

Bill Bottrell – guitar, mixing, producer

Roger Fritz – guitar

Gene Parsons – pedal steel guitar

Steven Bates – mandolin

David Hayes – bass

James Preston – drums

Dave Sinclair – trumpet

Calvin Turnbull – engineer

Steve Marcantonio – additional engineering

Mimi Parker – Pro Tools engineer

12. Merle Haggard – The Sermon on the Mount – music by Merle Haggard

Red Lane – guitar

Reggie Young – guitar

Scott Joss – guitar

Doug Colosio – piano

Kevin Williams – bass

Rob Ickes – dobro

George Receli – drums

The Answer: Revival

On October 3, 2011, “Spinefarm Records” label released “Revival”, the third Answer (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Chris “Frenchie” Smith, Cormac Neeson, Paul Mahon, Micky Waters and James Hatley.

Personnel:

  • Cormac Neeson – vocals, harmonica, piano, mellotron
  • Paul Mahon – guitar, backing vocals, mixing
  • Micky Waters – bass, backing vocals
  • James Heatley – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Paully “Deathwish” Etheredge – Hammond M1, piano, keyboards
  • Jamie Muhoberac – keyboards
  • Chris “Frenchie” Smith – additional percussion, mellotron effects, backing vocals, mixing
  • Lynne Jackaman – vocals 
  • Zee Asha, Maria Q – additional vocals
  • Julia Magness, Tracy Todd – backing vocals
  • Alex Brown – backing vocals
  • Jason Buntz – engineer
  • Chris Sheldon – mixing
  • Shawn Joseph – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Waste Your Tears
  2. Use Me
  3. Trouble
  4. Nowhere Freeway
  5. Tornado
  6. Vida (I Want You)
  7. Caught on the Riverbed
  8. Destroy Me
  9. New Day Rising
  10. Can’t Remember, Can’t Forget
  11. One More Revival
  12. Lights are Down

Josh Rouse: Josh Rouse and the Long Vacations

On September 27, 2011, “Bedroom Classics” label released “Josh Rouse and the Long Vacations”, the ninth Josh Rouse studio album. It was recorded in 2011, at “Giant Rabbit Studios” in Valencia, Spain, “Paco Loco Studios” in El Puerto de Santa Maria in Spain, and was produced by Josh Rouse.

Personnel:

  1. Josh Rouse – vocals, guitar, bass
  2. Xema Fuertes – guitar, banjo, Tres Cubano, drums, design, backing vocals
  3. Paco Loco – baritone guitar
  4. Raul Fernandez – vocals, piano, organ, theremin
  5. Cayo Bellveser – piano, bass, backing vocals
  6. Esteban Perles – drums, percussion
  7. Roberto DiPietro – drums, percussion
  8. Paz Suay – design
  9. Ivan Navarro – photography
  10. Jason Reynolds – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Josh Rouse, except where noted.

  1. Diggin’ in the Sand
  2. Movin’ On
  3. Fine, Fine
  4. To the Clock. To the City
  5. Bluebird St.
  6. Lazy Days
  7. Oh Look What the Sun Did – Xema Fuertes, Josh Rouse
  8. Disguise – Xema Fuertes, Josh Rouse

The Waterboys: An Appointment with Mr. Yeats

On September 19, 2011, “W14/Proper Records” labels released “An Appointment with Mr. Yeats”, the tenth Waterboys (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2011, in London and Dublin, and was produced by Mike Scott and Marc Aciero.

Personnel:

  • Mike Scott – vocals, 6 and 12-string acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards organ, flute organ, Mellotron, synthesizers, 8-string bouzouki, percussion, programming, effects, treatments
  • James Hallawell – keyboards (including Hammond organ, Nord organs, piano, synthesizers
  • Marc Arciero – bass guitar
  • Ralph Salmins – drums, tambourine
  • Joe Chester – guitars, harmonium, additional vocals
  • Steve Wickham – fiddles, “white birds”
  • Kate St. John – saxophone, oboe, Cor Anglais
  • Blaise Margail – trombone
  • Sarah Allen – flute
  • Katie Kim – vocals
  • Freddie Stevenson – vocals

Track listing:

  1. The Hosting of the Shee
  2. Song of Wandering Aengus
  3. News for the Delphic Oracle
  4. A Full Moon in March
  5. Sweet Dancer
  6. White Birds
  7. The Lake Isle of Innisfree
  8. Mad As the Mist and Snow
  9. Before the World Was Made
  10. September 1913
  11. An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
  12. Politics
  13. Let the Earth Bear Witness
  14. The Faery’s Last Song

The Kooks: Junk of the Heart

On September 9, 2011, “Virgin” label released “Junk of the Heart”, the third Kooks (The) studio album. It was recorded 2009 – 2011, and was produced by Tony Hoffer.

Personnel:

  • Luke Pritchard – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Hugh Harris – guitar, piano, backing vocals, string arrangements
  • Peter Denton – bass guitar, piano, synths, backing vocals
  • Paul Garred – drums
  • Denny Weston Jr. – percussion
  • The Section Quartet – strings 
  • Tony Hoffer – synths, programming
  • Cydney Robinson – backing vocals 

Track listing:

  1. Junk of the Heart – Luke Pritchard, Tony Hoffer
  2. How’d You Like That – Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris
  3. Rosie – Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris
  4. Taking Pictures of You – Luke Pritchard
  5. Fuck the World Off – Luke Pritchard
  6. Time Above the Earth – Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris
  7. Runaway – Luke Pritchard, Tony Hoffer
  8. Is It Me – Luke Pritchard
  9. Killing Me – Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris
  10. Petulia – Luke Pritchard
  11. Eskimo Kiss – Luke Pritchard
  12. Mr. Nice Guy – Luke Pritchard, Peter Denton