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On November 6, 2012.

On November 6, 2012, “Columbia” label released “Music from Another Dimension!”, the fifteenth Aerosmith studio album. It was recorded July 2011/ March – April 2012,  at “Pandora’s Box”, “The Boneyard”, “Poppy Studios”, “Swing House Studios”, “Mad Dog Studios”, “Spitfire Studio”, “Retro Activ Studios”, “Briar Patch Studios” and “Hensen Studios”, and was produced by Jack Douglas, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Marti Frederiksen. It was band’s first studio album since 2004’s “Honkin’ on Bobo” and the first to feature all-new material since 2001’s “Just Push Play”.

Personnel:

  • Steven Tyler– lead vocals, drums, arrangement, backing vocals
  • Joe Perry– lead guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • Brad Whitford– rhythm guitar
  • Tom Hamilton– bass, lead vocals
  • Joey Kramer– drums, percussion
  • Julian Lennon, Melanie Taylor, Sharlotte Gibson, Laura Jones – background vocals
  • Tom Scott, Jessy J– saxophone tenor
  • John Mitchell– saxophone baritone
  • Bill Reichenbach, Jr.– trombone
  • Gary Grant– trumpet
  • Larry Hall– trumpet
  • Mia Tyler– backing vocals
  • Russ Irwin– piano, backing vocals
  • Carrie Underwood– featured vocals
  • Johnny Depp, Bruce Witkin – background vocals
  • Paul Santo – Hammond organ, keyboards, mellotron
  • Rudy Tanzi– Hammond organ
  • The Section Quartet: Daphne Chen – violin, Eric Gorfain– violin, Lauren Chipman – viola, Richard Dodd – cello
  • Jesse Sky Kramer – drums
  • Zac Rae – piano, synthesizer, electric piano
  • Desmond Child– piano
  • Jesse Kotansky – violin solo
  • Daniel J. Coe – synthesizer, synthesizer, programming, arrangement
  • Rick Dufay– rhythm guitar
  • Jack Douglas– mixing, arrangement, percussion, keyboards, organ; synthesizer, backing vocals; outro piano
  • Marti Frederiksen– pro tools, backing vocals, keyboards, guitar, Roland synthesizer
  • Warren Huart– engineering, mixing, backing vocals
  • Al Schmidt, Chris Lord-Alge, Neal Avron– mixing
  • Anthony Focx– pro tools editing
  • Daphne Chen, Tom Scott– arrangement
  • Casey Patrick Tebo– artwork
  • Slash– inside artwork

Track listing:

  1. LUV XXX – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
  2. Oh Yeah – Joe Perry
  3. Beautiful – Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton
  4. Tell Me – Tom Hamilton
  5. Out Go the Lights – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
  6. Legendary Child – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Jim Vallance
  7. What Could Have Been Love – Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen, Russ Irwin
  8. Street Jesus – Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford, Joe Perry
  9. Can’t Stop Lovin’ You – Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen, Whitford, Kramer, Tom Hamilton
  10. Lover A lot – Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton, Jesse Kramer, Marco Moir
  11. We All Fall Down – Diane Warren
  12. Freedom Fighter – Joe Perry
  13. Closer – Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen, Whitford, Kramer
  14. Something – Joe Perry
  15. Another Last Goodbye – Steven Tyler, Desmond Child, Joe Perry

 

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In October 1965.

In October 1965, “Elektra” label released “The Paul Butterfield Blues Band”, the debut Paul Butterfield album. It was recorded in September 1965, and was produced by Paul Rothchild and Mark Abramson. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 468 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. “Down Beat” magazine ranked it at number 11 on its list of the “Top 50 Blues Albums”.

Personnel:

  • Paul Butterfield– lead vocals, harmonica
  • Mike Bloomfield– guitars
  • Elvin Bishop– guitars
  • Mark Naftalin– organ
  • Jerome Arnold– bass
  • Sam Lay– drums, lead vocals

Track listing:

  1. Born in Chicago – Nick Gravenites
  2. Shake Your Money-Maker – Elmore James
  3. Blues with a Feeling – Walter Jacobs
  4. Thank You Mr. Poobah – Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, Mark Naftalin
  5. Mellow Down Easy – Willie Dixon
  6. Screamin – Mike Bloomfield
  7. Our Love Is Drifting – Paul Butterfield, Elvin Bishop
  8. Mystery Train – Junior Parker, Sam Phillips
  9. Last Night – Walter Jacobs
  10. Look Over Yonders Wall – James Clark

 

On October 3, 2014.

On October 3, 2014, “Island” label released “Kings of Suburbia”, the fifthTokio Hotel studio album. It was recorded 2012 – 2014, and was produced by Bill Kaulitz, Tom Kaulitz, David Jost, David Roth, Patrick Benzner, Peter Hoffmann and Rock Mafia.

Personnel:

  • Bill Kaulitz– lead vocals
  • Tom Kaulitz – guitars, keyboards, piano, backing vocals, percussion
  • Georg Listing – bass, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Gustav Schäfer – drums, percussion, backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Kaulitz, Bill Kaulitz, except where noted.

  1. Feel it All – Tom Kaulitz, Bill Kaulitz, Joacim Persson, David Jost
  2. Stormy Weather – Tom Kaulitz, Bill Kaulitz, Dave Roth, Patrick Benzner, David Jost
  3. Run, Run, Run – Tom Kaulitz, Bill Kaulitz, Joacim Persson, Ry Cuming, David Jost, Johan Alkenäs
  4. Love Who Loves You Back – Tom Kaulitz, Bill Kaulitz, Antonina Armato, Tim James, David Jost, Thomas Armato

Sturges

  1. Covered in Gold – Tom Kaulitz, Bill Kaulitz, Dave Roth, Patrick Benzner, David Jost
  2. Girl Got a Gun – Tom Kaulitz, Bill Kaulitz, Dave Roth, Patrick Benzner, David Jost
  3. Kings of Suburbia – Tom Kaulitz, Bill Kaulitz, Dave Roth, Patrick Benzner
  4. We Found Us – Tom Kaulitz, Bill Kaulitz, Dave Roth, Patrick Benzner
  5. Invaded – Tom Kaulitz, Bill Kaulitz, Dave Roth, Patrick Benzner
  6. Never Let You Down – Tom Kaulitz, Bill Kaulitz, Dave Roth, Patrick Benzner
  7. Louder Than Love – Tom Kaulitz, Bill Kaulitz, David Jost, Antonina Armato, Tim James

 

On October 2, 2012.

On October 2, 2012, “Blue Note” label released “Born to Sing: No Plan B”, the 34th Van Morrison studio album. It was recorded in 2012, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and was produced by Van Morrison.

Personnel:

  • Van Morrison– alto saxophone, electric guitar, piano, vocals
  • Paul Moran – Hammond organ, trumpet, piano, keyboards
  • Alistair White – trombone
  • Chris White– tenor saxophone, clarinet
  • Dave Keary – guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar
  • Paul Moore – bass
  • Jeff Lardner – drums, percussion
  • Enda Walsh – recording, mixing
  • Tim Young – mastering
  • Paddy Johnston – personal assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison.

  1. Open the Door (To Your Heart)
  2. Going Down to Monte Carlo
  3. Born to Sing
  4. End of the Rainbow
  5. Close Enough for Jazz
  6. Mystic of the East
  7. Retreat and View
  8. If in Money We Trust
  9. Pagan Heart
  10. Educating Archie

On September 16, 2013.

On September 16, 2013, “Universal” label released “Loud Like Love”, the seventh Placebo studio album. It was recorded 2012 – 2013, at “RAK Studios” in London, and was produced by Adam Noble.

Personnel:

  • Brian Molko– vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Stefan Olsdal– bass guitar, guitar, piano, keyboards, cimbalom, backing vocals
  • Steve Forrest– drums, percussion
  • Bill Lloyd – keyboards, bass guitar
  • Fiona Brice– string arrangements, backing vocals
  • Fabian Waltmann – additional programming
  • Adam Noble – mixing, programming
  • Mike Horner – assistant engineer
  • John Prestage – assistant engineer
  • Tom Bailey – assistant engineer
  • Dick Beetham – mastering
  • Joseph Llanes – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal and Steve Forrest.

  1. Loud Like Love
  2. Scene of the Crime
  3. Too Many Friends
  4. Hold on to Me
  5. Rob The Bank
  6. A Million Little Pieces
  7. Exit Wounds
  8. Purify
  9. Begin the End
  10. Bosco

On September 10, 2012.

On September 10, 2012, “4AD” label released “Love This Giant”, studio album by David Byrne and St. Vincent. It was recorded 2009 – 2012, at “Water Music Studio” in Hoboken, New Jersey, and “Patrick Dillett’s Studio” in New York City, and was produced by David Byrne, Annie Clark, John Congleton, and Patrick Dillett.

Personnel:

  • David Byrne- guitar,  vocals,  percussion programming; Omnichord
  • Vincent– guitar, vocals, production; synth bass; piano
  • Jacquelyn Adams, Eric Davis, Lawrence Di Bello, Rachel Drehmann, J. Kelly, Chris Komer – French horn
  • Randy Andos – tuba
  • Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
  • Stuart D. Bogie, Ron Blake, Martín Perna, Cochemea Gastelum , Jack Bashkow, Stan Harriison, Bob Magnuson, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Steve Elson, Alex Foster, Patrick Milando, Jonathan Powell, Tom Timko – saxophone
  • Jordan McLean, Josh Frank, Earl Gardner, Mike Gurfield, Ravi Best, David Guy, Dominic Derasse, Gareth Flowers, Kelly Pratt– trumpet
  • Jeff Caswell – bass trombone
  • John Congleton– drum programming; synth
  • The Dap-Kings
  • Kenneth Finn, Tom Hutchinson– euphonium
  • Paul Frazier – bass guitar
  • William Lang, Aaron Johnson, Ryan Keberle, Brian Mahany, Ozzie Melendez, Mike Seltzer, Steve Turre, Michael Williams– trombone
  • Anthony LaMarca– drums
  • Lenny Pickett– saxophone, brass arrangement
  • Mauro Refosco– snare drum, timpani
  • Marcus Rojas, Kyle Turner, Bob Stewart– tuba
  • Evan Smith – clarinet, flute
  • Jon Altschuler – engineering
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • Patrick Dillett– mixing, drum programming
  • Tony Finno, Ken Thompson – brass arrangements
  • Yuki Takahashi – engineering
  • Gabe Bartalos – prosthetics
  • Richard Burbridge – cover photo
  • Catalina Kulczar, Juan Marin, LeeAnn Rossi – art
  • Steve Powers – type design
  • Noah Wall – package design, art

Track listing:

All tracks by David Byrne and Annie Clark, except where noted

  1. Who
  2. Weekend in the Dust
  3. Dinner for Two
  4. Ice Age – Annie Clark
  5. I Am an Ape
  6. The Forest Awakes – David Byrne, Annie Clark, Walt Whitman
  7. I Should Watch TV
  8. Lazarus
  9. Optimist
  10. Lightning
  11. The One Who Broke Your Heart
  12. Outside of Space & Time – David Byrne

 

On September 4, 2015.

On September 4, 2015, Emmanuel “Rico” Rodriguez died aged 80. He was Cuban-born Jamaican trombonist, one of the first and most distinguished reggae and ska artists. He has formed the group Rico and the Rudies, and has recorded and performed with many famous musicians and producers including Karl Pitterson,  Prince Buster, Lloyd “Matador” Daley, Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Bob Marley, Toots & the Maytals, Delroy Washington , Burning Spear, The Specials,  Jools Holland, Dennis Bovell, Ian Dury, Chas Jankel, Joan Armatrading, John Martyn, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Steel Pulse and Paul Young. In 2007, he was awarded an  “MBE”  (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to music. For his contribution to Jamaican music, in 2012 he was awarded the “Silver Musgrave Medal” by the “Institute of Jamaica”.