On May 5, 2014, “XL” label released “Luminous”, the fourth Horrors (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2013, and was produced by Craig Silvey, Faris Badwan, Joshua Hayward, Tom Furse, Rhys Webb and Joe Spurgeon.
Faris Badwan – lead vocal, arrangements, art direction, design
Joshua Hayward – guitar, arrangements, art direction, design
Tom Furse – keyboards, synthesizer, arrangements, art direction, design
Rhys Webb – bass, arrangements, art direction, design
Joe Spurgeon – drums, percussion, arrangements, art direction, design
Cathy Lucas – violin
Frank Ricotti – marimba, vibraphone
Craig Silvey – recording, mixing
Eduardo de la Paz Canal – recording
Greg Calbi, Ryan Smith – mastering
Marc Donaldson – art direction, design
Nic Shonfeld – art direction, design, photography
All tracks by Faris Badwan, Joshua Hayward, Tom Furse, Rhys Webb and Joe Spurgeon, except where noted.
First Day of Spring
So Now You Know
In and Out of Sight
Falling Star – Joshua Hayward, Tom Furse, Rgys Webb, Joe Spurgeon, Paul Epworth
On April 19, 2014, “Pixiesmusic” label released “Indie Cindy”, the fifth Pixies (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2012, at “Rockfield Studios” in Rockfield, Wales, “Sonelab” in Easthampton, Massachusetts, “The Autumn Den” in Northampton, Massachusetts, and was produced by Gil Norton.
On February 20. 2015, “Sony Music Germany” label released “Return to Forever”, the eighteenth Scorpions studio album. It was recorded 2011 – 2014, and was produced by Mikael Nord Andersson and Martin Hansen.
Klaus Meine – lead vocals
Matthias Jabs – lead guitar, backing vocals
Rudolf Schenker – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Paweł Mąciwoda – bass, backing vocals
James Kottak – drums, backing vocals
Mikael Nord Andersson – engineer, mixing
Martin Hansen – engineer, mixing
Tim Eckhorst – artwork
Going Out with a Bang – lyrics by Klaus Meine, Martin Hanse, music by Martin Hansen, Mikael Nord Andersson
We Built This House – lyrics by Klaus Meine, Martin Hansen, music by Martin Hansen, Mikael Nord Andersson
Rock My Car – lyrics by Klaus Meine, music by Rudolf Schenker
House of Cards – lyrics by Klaus Meine, music by Rudolf Schenker
All for One – lyrics and music by Klaus Meine, Mikael Nord Andersson, Martin Hansen
Rock ’n’ Roll Band – lyrics and music by Klaus Meine
Catch Your Luck and Play – lyrics by Klaus Meine, Mikael Nord Andersson, music by Rudolf Schenker
Rollin’ Home – lyrics by Klaus Meine, Martin Hanse, music by Martin Hansen, Mikael Nord Andersson
Hard Rockin’ the Place – lyrics by Klaus Meine, music by Rudolph Schenker
Eye of the Storm – lyrics by Klaus Meine, music by Klaus Meine, Mikael Nord Andersson, Martin Hanse
The Scratch – lyrics by Mikael Nord Andersson, music by Mikael Nord Andersson, Martin Hansen
On January 30, 2015, “ACT Music” label released “Pinball” the 6th Marius Neset studio album. It was recorded in 2014, at “Ocean Recording Studio” in Giske, Norway, and was produced by Anton Eger and Marius Neset.
Marius Neset – tenor and soprano saxophones
Ivo Neame – piano, Hammond B3 organ, CP 80, clavinet
Jim Hart – vibraphone and marimba, additional drums
Petter Eldh – double bass
Anton Eger – drums, percussion
August Wanngren – tambourine
Ingrid Neset – flute
Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen – violin
Andreas Brantelid – cello
Pinball Band – clapping
Henning Vatne Svoren – recording
August Wanngren – mixing
Thomas Eberger – mastering
Rune Mortensen – artwork
Lisbeth Holten – photography
All tracks by Marius Neset, except where noted.
World Song Part 1
World Song Part 2
Odes of You – Marius Neset, Anton Eger
Music for Cello and Saxophone – Marius Neset, Anton Eger
Theatre of Music – Marius Neset, Anton Eger
Aberhonddu – Marius Neset, Anton Eger
Jaguar – Marius Neset, Anton Eger
Music for Drums and Saxophone – Marius Neset, Anton Eger
On January 27, 2014, “PMG Recordings” label released “Fly”, the debut Muhamed Ibrahimi studio album. It was recorded in 2013, at “13/13”, “Blla Blla Blla” and “Tra la la” in Skopje, Macedonia, and was produced by Sead Hadjic Secko.
Muhamed Ibrahimi – vocals, acoustic, classical and electric guitar, mandolin, mandola, sharkij
Sead Hadjic-Secko – classical and electric guitar, mandolin, sharkij, synth, rhythm machine, Dynacord ADD-one, recording
On January 10, 2023, Geoffrey Arnold Beck aka Jeff Beck died aged 78. He was musician (guitar), in all lists of the 100 Greatest guitarists of all time, he was ranked in the top five. Beck’s innovative guitar sound spanned various styles ranging from blues rock, jazz fusion and guitar rock and influenced generations of young guitarists. He received “Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performances” six times, and “Best pop Instrumental Performance” once. In 1992, as member of The Yardbirds he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and as solo artists in 2009. In 2014 he received the “British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award” for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. Beck was member of the Yardbirds, founder and leader of Jeff Beck Group, and member of Beck, Bogert and Appice. As leader he released fourteen albums.
On November 30, 2022, Christine Anne McVie née Perfect, died aged 79. She was musician (keyboards), singer and songwriter, member of the bands Sounds of Blue and Chicken Shack, but was best known as vocalist and keyboardist of Fleetwood Mac. In 1998, as a member of Fleetwood Mac, McVie was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” and received the “Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music”.In 2006, McVie received a “Gold Badge of Merit Award from BASCA”, in 2014, she received the “Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement” from the “British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors” and was honored with the “Trailblazer Award at the UK Americana Awards” in 2021. McVie also won two “Grammy Awards”. As leader, McVie released four albums (one with Lindsey Buckingham).