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On March 12, 2012.

On March 12, 2012, “London” label released “Home Again”, the debut  Michael Kiwanuka album. It was recorded in 2011, at “The Steam Rooms” in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, and was produced by Paul Butler.

Personnel:

  • Michel Kiwanuka – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, bass, Fender Rhodes, stomping, clapping
  • Paul Butler – vocals, clapping, clarinet, cowbell, double bass, drums, Fender Rhodes, guiro, kora, piano, Hammond organ, percussion, baritone saxophone, shaker, sitar, tabla, tambourine, timpani, triangle, trumpet, vibraslap, violin, wood block, bells, cabassa, cello, charango
  • Paul Armfield – double bass
  • Peter Randall – bass
  • Brian Olive – guitar
  • Joey Waronker – drums, percussion
  • Gary Plumley – soprano and tenor saxophone, flute, bamboo flute
  • Dan Auerbach – background vocals, mixing
  • Gus Seyffert – background vocals, engineer, mixing
  • Tim Parkin – Fender Rhodes, trumpet
  • John Wood – Hammond organ, piano, mellotron
  • Andy Parkin – violin
  • Jon McMullen – engineer
  • Guy Davie, Robin Schmidt- mastering
  • Gerard Saint, Markus Karlsson – art direction
  • Markus Karlsson – design
  • Benjamin Etridge – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Kiwanuka.

  1. Tell Me a Tale
  2. I’m Getting Ready
  3. I’ll Get Along
  4. Rest
  5. Home Again
  6. Bones
  7. Always Waiting
  8. I Won’t Lie
  9. Any Day Will Do Fine
  10. Worry Walks Beside Me

 

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On March 6, 2012.

On March 6, 2012, “Columbia” label released “Wrecking Ball”, the seventeenth Bruce Springsteen studio album. It was recorded 2011 – 2012, at Stone Hill at Bruce’s House, New Jersey, and was produced by Ron Aniello and Bruce Springsteen. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Wrecking Ball” at number-one on its “Top 50 albums of 2012” list.

Personnel:

  • Bruce Springsteen– vocals,  guitars,  banjo,  piano,  organ,  drums,  percussion, loops
  • Ron Aniello– guitar, bass, keyboards, piano, drums, loops
  • Max Weinberg– drums
  • Matt Chamberlain– drums
  • Charlie Giordano– accordion, piano, organ, synth, celeste
  • Soozie Tyrell– violin
  • Clarence Clemons– saxophone
  • Tom Morello– electric guitar
  • Greg Leisz– banjo, mandocello, lap steel guitar
  • Marc Muller – pedal steel
  • Steve Van Zandt– mandolin
  • Curt Ramm, Clark Gayton, Stan Harrison, Ed Manion, Dan Levine, Art Baron – horns
  • Curt Ramm, Darrel Leonard – trumpet solo
  • Kevin Buell – marching drum
  • Rob Lebret – electric guitar
  • Clif Norrell– tuba
  • Steve Jordan – tambourine
  • Patti Scialfa– vocal arrangements
  • Lisa Lowell
  • Soozie Tyrell
  • Michelle Moore
  • Cindy Mizelle – outro vocal
  • Steve Van Zandt
  • Ron Aniello
  • Kevin Buell
  • Ross Petersen, Ron Aniello, Clif Norrell, Rob Lebret – group vocals
  • Victorious Gospel Choir
  • Lilly “Crawford” Brown – founder, director
  • New York Chamber Consort
  • Strings arranged and conducted by Rob Mathes
  • Mark “Spike” Stent, Rich Costey, Bob Clearmountain, Chris Lord-Alge, Ron Aniello, Ross Petersen – mixing engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Bruce Springsteen.

  1. We Take Care of Our Own
  2. Easy Money
  3. Shackled and Drawn
  4. Jack of All Trades
  5. Death to My Hometown
  6. This Depression
  7. Wrecking Ball
  8. You’ve Got It
  9. Rocky Ground
  10. Land of Hope and Dreams
  11. We Are Alive

 

On March 5, 2013.

On March 5, 2013, “Fat Possum” label released “Wondrous Bughouse”, the second Youth Lagoon (Trevor Powers) album. It was recorded in 2012, and was produced by Trevor Powers and Ben H. Allen.

Personnel:

  • Trevor Powers – vocals, piano, synth, percussion, guitar, art direction, programming, arranging
  • Richie Figgs – bass
  • Ben H. Allen – bass, synth, percussion, programming, mixing
  • Heather McIntosh – cello
  • Chandler Rentz – drums
  • Logan Hyde – guitar, percussion, synth
  • Jason Kingsland – recording
  • Alex Tumay, Joe D’Agostino, Sumner Jones – engineer assistant
  • Joe Lambert – mastering
  • Jason Kingsland – mixing
  • Marcia Blaessle – illustrations

Track listing:

All tracks by Trevor Powers.

  1. Through Mind and Back
  2. Mute
  3. Attic Doctor
  4. The Bath
  5. Pelican Man
  6. Dropla
  7. Sleep Paralysis
  8. Third Dystopia
  9. Raspberry Cane
  10. Daisyphobia

 

 

On March 5, 2013.

On March 5, 2013, “Columbia” label released “Welcome Oblivion”, the debut How to Destroy Angels studio album. It was recorded in 2012, and was produced by Mariqueen Maandig, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Rob Sheridan.

Personnel:

  • Mariqueen Maandig
  • Trent Reznor
  • Atticus Ross
  • Rob Sheridan
  • Alessandro Cortini– co-writing, performance
  • Alan Moulder– mixing
  • Tom Baker – mastering
  • Blumpy – recording
  • Dustin Mosley – additional engineering
  • Jun Murakawa – additional engineering

Track listing:

Vinyl edition

All tracks by Mariqueen Maandig, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Rob Sheridan.

  1. The Wake – Up
  2. Keep It Together
  3. And the Sky Began to Scream
  4. Ice Age
  5. Welcome Oblivion
  6. On the Wing
  7. Too Late, All Gone
  8. The Province of Fear
  9. How Long?
  10. Strings and Attractors
  11. Recursive Self-Improvement
  12. Unintended Consequences
  13. Unintended Consequences
  14. We Fade Away
  15. The Loop Closes
  16. Hallowed Ground

 

On February 21, 2012.

On February 21, 2012, “Cooking Vinyl” label released “Roses”, the sixth   Cranberries studio album. It was recorded 18 April – 15 May and 20 – 22 June 2011, at “Metalworks Studios” in Mississauga, Ontario and “Miloco Studios” in London, and was produced by Stephen Street.

Personnel:

  1. Dolores O’Riordan– lead vocals, rhythm and lead guitar, keyboards
  2. Mike Hogan – bass, backing vocals
  3. Noel Hogan– lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  4. Fergal Lawler – drums

Track listing:

All lyrics by Dolores O’Riordan, all music by Dolores O’Riordan and Noel Hogan, except where noted.

  1. Conduct
  2. Tomorrow – Dolores O’Riordan
  3. Fire & Soul
  4. Raining in my Heart
  5. Losing My Mind
  6. Schizophrenic Playboy
  7. Waiting in Walthamstow – Dolores O’Riordan
  8. Show Me – Dolores O’Riordan
  9. Astral Projections
  10. So Good – Dolores O’Riordan
  11. Roses

 

On February 21, 2012.

On February 21, 2012, “Merge” label released “Mr. M”, the eleventh Lambchop album. It was recorded 2009 – 2011, at “The Beach House” in Nashville Tennessee, “Admiralspalast” in Berlin, and was produced by Kurt Wagner and Mark Nevers.

Personnel:

  • Kurt Wagner – vocals, guitar, harmonica, synthesizer, painting
  • Matt Swanson – bass
  • Scott Martin – drums, percussion, noises
  • Ryan Norris – organ, guitar
  • William Tyler – guitar
  • Tony Crow – piano
  • Billy Contreras – fiddle
  • Roy Agee – horns, trombone
  • Denis Solee – horns, woodwind
  • Cortney Tidwell– backing vocals
  • A London String Ensemble – ensemble
  • Tosca String Quartet – ensemble
  • Jonathan Marx – noises
  • Mason Neely, Peter Stopshinski – string arrangements
  • Mark Nevers – recording engineer
  • Jim DeMain – mastering
  • New Formalists – design

 Track listing:

All tracks by Kurt Wagner.

  1. If Not I’ll Just Die
  2. 2B2
  3. Gone Tomorrow
  4. Met
  5. Gar
  6. Nice Without Mercy
  7. Buttons
  8. The Good Life (is wasted)
  9. Kind Of
  10. Betty’s Overture
  11. Never My Love

 

 

On February 5, 2013.

On February 5, 2013, “Jagjaguwar” label released “II”, the second Unknown Mortal Orchestra album. It was recorded in 2012, and was produced by Ruban Nielson. “II” won “Best Alternative Album” in the “2013 New Zealand Music Awards”.

Personnel:

  • Ruban Nielson– drums, performance, recording
  • Chris Nielson – horns
  • Jacob Portrait – bass
  • Gregory Rogove– drums
  • Kody Nielson – drums
  • Joe Lambert – mastering
  • Stewart Farrar– cover photo of Janet Farrar

Track listing:

All tracks by Ruban Nielson.

  1. From the Sun
  2. Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)
  3. So Good at Being in Trouble
  4. One at a Time
  5. The Opposite of Afternoon
  6. No Need for a Leader
  7. Monki
  8. Dawn
  9. Faded in the Morning
  10. Secret Xtians