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On April 19, 2012.

On April 19, 2012, Mark Lavon “Levon” Helm died aged 71. He was singer, multi – instrumentalist and actor, best known as drummer and vocalists for The Band. He sang on Band classics including The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Up on Cripple Creek, Rag Mama Rag, and The Weight. In February 2008, his album “Dirt Farmer” won “Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album”, and in November same year, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked Helm at number 91 on its list of “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”.

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On April 18, 2012.

On April 18, 2012, “Universal Music” label released the self-titled, eight Rasmus studio album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Martin Hansen. The album received two  “EMMA”  awards (Finnish Grammy) for “Best Album Cover” and “Best Music Video” for the song I’m a Mess.

Personnel:

  • Lauri Ylönen– vocals
  • Eero Heinonen– bass
  • Pauli Rantasalmi– guitar
  • Aki Hakala– drums
  • Martin Hansen– recording, mixing
  • Svante Forsbäck – mastering
  • Takayuki Nakazawa – installation
  • Musuta Ltd. – design
  • Hiroshi Manaka – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Lauri Ylönen, Eero Heinonen, Pauli Rantasalmi  and Aki Hakala.

  1. Stranger
  2. I’m a Mess
  3. It’s Your Night
  4. Save Me Once Again
  5. Someone’s Gonna Light You Up
  6. End of the Story
  7. You Don’t See Me
  8. Somewhere
  9. Friends Don’t Do Like That
  10. Sky

On April 16, 2013.

On April 16, 2013, “Megaforce Records” label released “Rat Farm”, the fourteenth Meat Puppets studio album. It was recorded 2012 – 2103, and was produced by Curt Kirkwood.

Personnel:

  • Curt Kirkwood- vocals, guitars, arrangements
  • Cris Kirkwood- vocals, bass guitar
  • Shandon Sahm- drums, percussion
  • Douglas Heusser – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Curt Kirkwood, except where noted.

  1. Rat Farm
  2. One More Drop
  3. Down
  4. Leave Your Head Alone
  5. Again
  6. You Don’t Know
  7. Waiting
  8. Time and Money – Kylie Ellison, Curt Kirkwood
  9. Something Blue
  10. Original One
  11. River Rose
  12. Sweet

On April 16, 2012.

On April 16, 2012, “Kscope” label released “Weather Systems”, the ninth Anathema album. It was recorded 2011 – 2012, in Liverpool, North Wales and Oslo, and was produced by Christer-André Cederberg, Vincent Cavanagh and Daniel Cavanagh.

Personnel:

  • Daniel Cavanagh– lead vocals, co-lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitars, keyboards, piano
  • Jamie Cavanagh – bass guitars
  • Vincent Cavanagh– lead and backing vocals, keyboards, programming,

Electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitars

  • John Douglas – drums, keyboards, programming
  • Lee Douglas – lead, co-lead and backing vocals
  • Petter Carlsen – backing vocals
  • Christer-André Cederberg– bass guitars, piano
  • Joe Geraci – spoken word
  • Wetle Holte – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Daniel Cavanagh, except where noted.

  1. Untouchable, Part 1
  2. Untouchable, Part 2
  3. The Gathering of the Clouds
  4. Lightning Song
  5. Sunlight
  6. The Storm Before the Calm – John Douglas
  7. The Beginning and the End
  8. The Lost Child
  9. Internal Landscapes

On April 16, 2012.

On April 16, 2012, “RacecarLOTTA Records” label released “Look Out Now!”, the second Gaddabouts album. It was recorded April – July 2011, and was produced by Steve Gadd.

Personnel:

  • Edie Brickell– vocals, guitar
  • Steve Gadd– vocals, drums, percussion
  • Andy Fairweather Low– vocals, guitars, bass harmonica
  • Pino Palladino– vocals, bass, tres, guitars
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute, bass clarinet
  • Larry Goldings– piano, keyboards, organ, accordion
  • Pedro Martínez – batá, bongos, congas, timbales, güiro, vocals
  • Axle Tosca – piano, vocals
  • Andrea Zahn – violin
  • Mike Mainieri– marimba, orchestra bells, vibraphone
  • Bob Mallory, Roy Hendrickson, Kirk Imamura, Tyler Hartman – ambient sounds, mumblings
  • Ingrid Ingrate, Greta Kline, Lulu, Bob Mallory, Pedro Martinez, Axle Tosca, Andy Fairweather Low – vocals
  • Andy Smith – engineer, mixing, recording
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Bob Mallory, David Rowland – second engineers
  • Mike Burns – instrument technician
  • Amy Beth McNeely – art direction, design
  • Jennifer Delilah – cover painting

Track listing:

All tracks by Edie Brickel.

  1. Meat on Your Bones
  2. Look Out Now
  3. Wicked William
  4. House on Fire
  5. I’m a Van
  6. River Rises
  7. The Horse’s Mouth
  8. Blessed Days
  9. Devil’s Story
  10. Down
  11. Free
  12. The Mountain
  13. Don’t Take All Day
  14. How I Love You
  15. Can You Feel It
  16. Younger Woman
  17. Corruption

On April 16, 2012.

On April 16, 2012, “Double Six Records” label released “Sweet Heart Sweet Light”, the seventh Spiritualized studio album. It was recorded in 2012, and was produced by Jason Pierce.

Personnel:

  • Spaceman: vocals, Fender Thinline, Fender Jaguar, Fender Jazzmaster, Vox Starstream, Farfisa, melodica, harmonica, glockenspiel, Gibson L/00 acoustic
  • Tony ‘Doggen’ Foster: Gibson Les PaulGoldtop, Fender Jazzmaster, Fender Precision Bass, Fender VI
  • Kevin Bales: Gretch Round Badge, HaymanVibrasonic, Zildjian cymbals
  • Tom Edwards: piano, Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes, Farfisa Compact, Vox Continental, Elkaorgan, percussion
  • Poppy Spaceman: vocals
  • John Coxon: Gibson Firebird
  • Romeo Stodart: Banjo, Gibson 335, vocals
  • SJ Selby, Laura Dickenson, Melanie Nyema, Claudia Smith: vocals
  • Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, Hildur Ársælsdóttir, Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir, Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir: string quartet
  • Emily Pringle, Sali-Wyn Ryan, Henrietta Ridgeon, Laura Anstee: string quartet
  • Hildur Ársælsdóttir: saw
  • Ben Edwards: trumpet
  • James Adams: trombone, bass trombone
  • Finn Peters: tenor saxophone, flute
  • Evan Parker: alto saxophone
  • Tony Bevan: tenor saxophone
  • Roundhouse Choir: Osnat Schmool (director), Rathi Kumar (assistant director), Ashleigh Thompson, Bukky Abdul, Cathy Manning, Deborah Wilkes, Ian Jeanes, James Dee, Jeanette Bossman, Karyma Ellis, Kat Koch, Lauren Dyer, Louise Murphy, Lucy Bryant, Monika Pomeroy, Nicola Simpson, Phoenix Martins, Pippasha Khan, Rosie Blissett, Sandra Townsend, Sarah Dean, Sarah Wright, Simon Prag, Stefan Vitalis, Stuart Homer-Wright, Victoria Owusu, Usman Saidu
  • Spaceman, James Aparicio – mixing
  • Spaceman, Rupert Clervaux – post production
  • Tim Lewis, Scott Hackwith, Héctor Espinosa, Birgir Jón Birgisson, Anthony Leung, James Aparicio – engineers
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Jason Pierce except where noted.

  • Huh? (Intro)
  • Hey Jane
  • Little Girl
  • Get What You Deserve
  • Too Late
  • Headin’ for the Top Now
  • Freedom
  • I Am What I Am – Jason Pierce,  John
  • Mary
  • Life Is a Problem
  • So Long You Pretty Thing – Jason Pierce, Poppy Spaceman

On April 12, 2012.

On April 12, 2012, Andrew Love died aged 70. He was saxophone player best known for being a member of The Memphis Horns. He was session musician at “Stax Records”, and together with trumpet player Wayne Jackson, he created the signature of Stax horn sound. Love has recorded and toured with many famous artists such as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, Dusty Springfield, The Doobie Brothers, Jimmy Buffett and Robert Cray.