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On February 18, 2014.

On February 18, 2014, “Guided by Voices Inc.” label released “Motivational Jumpsuit”, the 20th Guided by Voices album. It was recorded in 2013, at “Cyberteknics” in Dayton, Ohio, and in Leland, Michigan, and was produced by Robert Pollard, Mitch Mitchell, Tobin Sprout,

Personnel:

  • Robert Pollard – vocals, guitar, artwork, layout, photography
  • Mitch Mitchell – guitar, recording engineer
  • Tobin Sprout – guitar, recording engineer
  • Greg Demos – bass
  • Kevin Fennell – drums
  • Darrell Robbins, John Shough, Phil Mahaffey – recording engineer
  • Dave Davies – mastering
  • Joe Patterson – layout

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Pollard, except where noted.

  1. Littlest League Possible
  2. Until Next Time
  3. Writer’s Bloc (Psycho All the Time)
  4. Child Activist
  5. Planet Score
  6. Jupiter Spin – Tobin Sprout
  7. Save the Company
  8. Go Without Packing
  9. Record Level Love – Tobin Sprout
  10. I Am Columbus
  11. Difficult Outburst and Breakthrough
  12. Calling Up Washington – Tobin Sprout
  13. Zero Elasticity
  14. A Bird With No Name
  15. Shine (Tomahawk Breath) – Tobin Sprout
  16. Vote For Me Dummy
  17. Some Things Are Big (And Some Things Are Small) – Tobin Sprout
  18. Bulletin Borders
  19. Evangeline Dandelion
  20. Alex and the Omegas

 

 

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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

On February 4, 2013.

On February 4, 2013, “Cooking Vinyl” label released “Forever Endeavour”, the thirteen Ron Sexsmith studio album. It was recorded in 2012, and was produced by Mitchell Froom. In 2014, the album won the “Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year”.

Personnel:

  • Ron Sexsmith – vocals, guitar
  • Calder Group – strings
  • Matt Chamberlain- drums, percussion
  • Davey Faragher– bass
  • Mitchell Froom– keyboards
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Joshua Heapley – strings
  • Don Heffington- drums, percussion
  • Dan Higgins– woodwinds
  • Charlene Huang – strings
  • Hagai Izraeli – brass
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel
  • Darrell Leonard– brass
  • Val McCallum- electric guitar
  • Joe Meyer – French horn
  • Albert Romero – strings
  • William Roper – tuba
  • John Steinmetz – brass
  • Lori Stuntz – tuba
  • Pete Thomas- drums, percussion
  • Michael Urbano- drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Nowhere to Go
  2. Nowhere Is
  3. Of Only Avenue
  4. Snake Road
  5. Blind Eye
  6. Lost in Thought
  7. Sneak Out The Back Door
  8. Back Of My Hand
  9. Deepens With Time
  10. Me Myself and Wine
  11. She Does My Heart Good
  12. The Morning Light
  13. Life After a Broken Heart
  14. Autumn Light

On February 4, 2013.

On February 4, 2013, “Atlantic” label released “Pedestrian Verse”, the fourth  Frightened Rabbit studio album. It was recorded in 2012, and was produced by Leo Abrahams, Scott Hutchinson, Billy Kennedy, Andy Monaghan, Gordan Skene and Grant Hutchinson.

Personnel:

  • Scott Hutchison- lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Billy Kennedy – lead guitar, keyboards, additional bass, backing vocals
  • Andy Monaghan – bass guitar, additional guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Gordan Skene – guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Grant Hutchison- drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Craig Silvey – mixing
  • Scott Hutchison, Joby Barnard – design, photography

Track listing:

All  music by Scott Hutchinson, Billy Kennedy, Andy Monaghan, Gordan Skene and Grant Hutchinson,all  lyrics by Scott Hutchison.

  1. Acts of Man
  2. Backyard Skulls
  3. Holy
  4. The Woodpile
  5. Late March, Death March
  6. December’s Traditions
  7. Housing (in)
  8. Dead Now
  9. State Hospital
  10. Nitrous Gas
  11. Housing (out)
  12. The Oil Slick

 

 

On February 3, 2015.

On February 3, 2015, “Verve” label released “Wallflower”, the twelfth Diana Krall album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, at “Verve Studio” in Santa Monica, “Capitol Studios” and “The Village Studios” in Hollywood, “MSR Studios” in New York City, “Soundtrade Studios” in Sweden, “The Orange Lounge” in Toronto, “Creekside Studio” in Vancouver BC, “Studio Ferber” in Paris, “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by David Foster.

Personnel:

  • Diana Krall – vocals, piano
  • Michael Buble – vocals
  • Brian Adams – vocals
  • Ramon Stagnaro – acoustic guitar
  • Michael Thompson – acoustic guitar
  • David Foster – piano, keyboards, arranger
  • William Ross – arranger
  • Chris Walden – arranger
  • Vince Mendoza – arranger
  • Stephen Stills – electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Graham Nash, Timothy B. Schmit – backing vocals
  • Nathan East – bass
  • Christian McBride, E-Bow – bass
  • Dennis Crouch – bass
  • Michael Thompson – electric guitar
  • Blake Mills – guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Karriem Riggins – drums
  • Karriem Riggins – drums
  • Jochem van der Saag – synth, programming, sound designer, mixing, co-producer
  • Andreas Carlsson – co-producer
  • Gavin Greenaway – orchestra conductor
  • Everton Nelson – orchestra leader
  • Chris Potter, Guillaume Dujardin, Jochem van der Saag, Jorge Vivo – engineer
  • Paul Forgues, Daniel Fyfe, Chris Owens, Steve Genewick – engineer assistant
  • Anders Pantzer, Roy Hendrickson, Spencer Sunshine – recording engineer
  • Jorge Vivo, Nuno Fernandes, Steve Price, Hank Linderman – recording
  • Paul Blakemore – mastering
  • Coco Shinomiya – design
  • Fotheringham – illustration

Track listing:

  1. California Dreamin’ – John Philips, Michelle Philips
  2. Desperado – Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  3. Superstar – Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell
  4. Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
  5. Wallflower – Bob Dylan
  6. If I Take You Home Tonight – Paul McCartney
  7. I Can’t Tell You Why – Timothy B. Schmit, Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  8. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word – Elton John, Bernard Taupin
  9. Operator (That’s Not the Way It Feels) – Jim Croce
  10. I’m Not in Love – Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart
  11. Feels Like Home – Randy Newman
  12. Don’t Dream It’s Over – Neil Finn

 

On December 27, 1978.

On December 27, 1978, Christopher Branford Bell died aged 27. He was songwriter and musician (guitar, singer), best known as founding member, guitarist and singer of the band Big Star. His work has inspired, and his songs were covered by many musicians and bands including R.E.M., Wilco, Teenage Fanclub, Primal Scream, Afghan Whigs, Pete Yorn, Beck The Posies, and The Replacements. In 2013, “Magnolia Pictures” released documentary “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me”, which documented his life and work. In 2018, the book “There Was a Light: The Cosmic History of Chris Bell and the Rise of Big Star”, was published, also dealing with his life and music. Bell’s album “I Am the Cosmos” was posthumously released in 1992.

On December 20, 2013.

On December 20, 2013, David Richards died aged 57. He was musician (keyboards), engineer and record producer, who engineered and co-produced albums for many artists, including David Bowie, Queen, Roger Taylor, Chris Rea, Jimmy Nail, Feargal Sharkey, Iggy Pop, Magnum, Virginia Wolf, The Cross, Freddie Mercury, Montserrat Caballé, Yes, Brian May and Duran Duran.