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On December 9, 2014.

On December 9, 2014, “Martha’s Music” label released “Monuments to an Elegy”, the ninth Smashing Pumpkins (The) studio album. It was recorded March – July 2014, and was produced by Billy Corgan, Howard Willing and Jeff Schroeder.

Personnel:

  • Billy Corgan – vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, synthesizers
  • Jeff Schroeder – guitar
  • Tommy Lee – drums
  • Sstaria (Sheri Shaw) – backing vocals
  • Nikola Dokic – 2nd Engineer
  • Smiley Sean – 2nd Engineer
  • Sam Wiewel – 2nd Engineer
  • Jonathan DeRing – Assistant Engineer
  • David Bottrill – mixing
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Corgan.

  1. Tiberius
  2. Being Beige
  3. Anaise!
  4. One and All (We Are)
  5. Run2me
  6. Drum + Fife
  7. Monuments
  8. Dorian
  9. Anti-Hero

On December 2, 2014.

On December 2, 2014, “Columbia” label released “Classics”, the fifth She & Him studio album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by M.Ward.

Personnel:

  • Zooey Deschanel – lead vocals and backing vocals, piano, Wurlitzer
  • M. Ward – vocals, guitar
  • Nate Walcott – piano
  • Chapin Sisters – vocals
  • Boo Reiners – banjo
  • Charlie Pillow – alto saxophone, flute, oboe, backing vocals
  • Doug Wieselman – tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute, backing vocals
  • Trombone Shorty – trombone
  • Curtis Hasselbring – trombone
  • Art Baron – trombone, backing vocals
  • Steven Bernstein – trumpet, backing vocals
  • Amanda Lawrence – viola
  • Tom Hagerman – violin
  • Tyler Tornfelt – bass
  • Tim Luntzel – bass
  • Pierre de Reeder – bass, drums, percussion, engineer
  • Jim Keltner – drums, percussion
  • Tom Schick – engineer, mixing
  • Larry Crane – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Stars Fell on Alabama – Mitchell Parish, Frank Perkins
  2. Oh No, Not My Baby – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  3. It’s Not for Me to Say – Robert Allen, Al Stillman
  4. Stay Awhile – Mike Hawker, Ivor Raymonde
  5. This Girl’s in Love with You – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  6. Time After Time – Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
  7. She – Charles Aznavour. Herbert Kretzmer
  8. Teach Me Tonight – Sammy Cahn, Gene de Paul
  9. It’s Always You – Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
  10. Unchained Melody – Alex North, Hy Zaret
  11. I’ll Never Be Free – Bennie Benjamin, George Davis Weiss
  12. Would You Like to Take a Walk – Mort Dixon, Billy Rose, Harry Warren
  13. We’’ll Meet Again – Hugh Charles, Ross Parker

On November 24, 2014.

On November 24, 2014, “Sumerian Records” label released “Descensus”, the fifth Circa Survive studio album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by Will Yip.

Personnel:

  • Anthony Green – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Colin Frangicetto – vocals, guitar
  • Brendan Ekstrom – guitar
  • Nick Beard – bass
  • Steve Clifford – drums
  • Steven Choi – guitar
  • Joe Montone – keyboards
  • Will Yip – engineer, mixing
  • Japhil Nicolo – mixing
  • Emily Lazar – mastering
  • Esao Andrews – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Anthony Green, Colin Frangicetto, Brendan Ekstrom, Nick Beard and Steve Clifford.

  1. Schemia
  2. Child of the Desert
  3. Always Begin
  4. Who Will Lie with Me Now
  5. Only the Sun
  6. Nesting Dolls
  7. Quiet Down
  8. Phantom
  9. Sovereign Circle
  10. Descensus

On November 10, 2014.

On November 10, 2014, “Roswell” label released “Sonic Highways”, the eighth Foo Fighters studio album. It was recorded September 2013 – July 2014, at “Electrical Audio” in Chicago, “Inner Ear” in Arlington County, Virginia, “Southern Ground” in Nashville, “6A” in Austin, “Rancho De La Luna” in Joshua Tree, California, “Preservation Hall” in New Orleans, “Robert Lang” in Seattle, “The Magic Shop” in New York City, and was produced by Butch Vig, Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hwakins and Chris Shiflett.

Personnel:

  • Dave Grohl – lead and backing vocals, rhythm and acoustic guitar, cymbals, EBow
  • Pat Smear – rhythm and lead guitar
  • Chris Shiflett – lead guitar, devil pickin’, backing vocals
  • Nate Mendel – bass guitar
  • Taylor Hawkins – drums, backing vocals
  • Joe Walsh – lead guitar
  • Gary Clark, Jr. – lead guitar
  • Rick Nielsen – baritone guitar
  • Rami Jaffee – clavinet; organ; mellotron; piano; Wurlitzer electric piano; backing vocals, space keys
  • Charlie Gabriel – clarinet
  • Mark Braud – trumpet
  • Ben Jaffe – tuba 
  • Ronell Johnson – tuba, backing vocals
  • Freddie Lonzo – trombone 
  • Clint Maedgen – saxophone, backing vocals
  • Zac Brown – devil pickin’, backing vocals
  • Drew Hester – percussion; tambourine
  • Barrett Jones – EBow
  • Los Angeles Youth Orchestra – strings 
  • Tony Visconti – string arrangement
  • Ben Gibbard – backing vocals
  • Chris Goss – backing vocals
  • Jim Rota – backing vocals
  • Peter Stahl – backing vocals
  • Skeeter Thompson – backing vocals
  • Kristeen Young – backing vocals
  • Justin Armstrong – studio assistance
  • Brandon Bell – studio assistance
  • Charlie Bolois – studio assistance
  • Dakota Bowman – studio assistance
  • Marcel Fernandez – studio assistance
  • Kabir Hermon – studio assistance
  • John Lousteau – studio assistance
  • Matt Mangano – studio assistance
  • Greg Norman – studio assistance
  • Jon San Paolo – studio assistance
  • Matthias Schneeberger – studio assistance
  • Chris Shurtleff – studio assistance
  • Ben Simoneti – studio assistance
  • Don Zientara – studio assistance
  • James Brown – recording, mixing
  • Reuben Cohen – mastering
  • Gavin Lurssen – mastering
  • Gersh Gershunoff – drums technician
  • Morning Breath, Inc. – art direction, design
  • Stephan Martiniere – cover illustration
  • Ringo – photography
  • Andrew Stuart – photography

Track listing:

  1. Something from Nothing
  2. The Feast and the Famine
  3. Congregation
  4. What Did I Do/God as My Witness
  5. Outside
  6. In the Clear
  7. Subterranean
  8. I am a River

On October 31, 2014.

On October 31, 2014, “Damien Rice Music” label released “My Favourite Faded Fantasy”, the third Damien Rice studio album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by Rick Rubin.

Personnel:

  • Damien Rice – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, clarinet, tambourine, pump organ, bass, harmonium, sounds, percussion
  • Joel Shearer – piano, crotales, tambourine, shaker, acoustic and electric guitar, swells, bass, sounds, percussion, electric guitar, cuatro, muted guitar, dulcimer, cymbals, Wurlitzer, bells, vibraphone, celeste, glockenspiel, chimes, harmonium
  • Zac Rae – Wurlitzer, pad, tack piano, vibraphone, Hammond organ, piano
  • David Rawlings – archtop guitar, backing vocals
  • Deron Johnson – piano, Hammond organ
  • Markéta Irglová – vocals, piano
  • Borgar Magnason – double bass
  • Cora Venus Lunny – violin, viola, backing vocals
  • Una Sveinbjarnardottir – violin, viola
  • Gyda Valtisdottir – cello, backing vocals
  •  Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir – cello
  • Bryndis Halla Gylfadottir – cello
  • Julia Mogensen – cello
  • Emil Friðfinnsson – French horn
  • Helgi Jónsson – trombone, backing vocals
  • Colm Ó Snodaigh – tin whistle
  • Shahzad Ismaily – bass, drums, shaker, floor tom, Hammond organ, cymbals, crotales, Moog, cowbell
  • Alex Somers – sampler, bass drum, sub bass, harp
  • Magnús Trygvason Eliassen – drums
  • James Gadson – drums
  • Victor Indrizzo – drums
  • Rónán Ó Snodaigh – bodhran, backing vocals
  • Earl Harvin – drums, percussion. tambourine
  • Frank Aarnink – tympani, gong, cymbals
  • Tina Dico – backing vocals
  • Marlana Sheetz – backing vocals
  • Andrew Heringer – backing vocals
  • Robbie Arnett – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Damien Rice.

  1. My Favourite Faded Fantasy
  2. It Takes a Lot to Know a Man
  3. The Greatest Bastard
  4. I Don’t Want to Change You
  5. Colour Me In
  6. The Box
  7. Trusty and True
  8. Long Long Way

On October 27, 2014.

On October 27, 2014, “Concord” label released “Eclectic”, album by Eric Johnson and Mike Stern. It was recorded in 2014, at “Saucer Sound” and “Studio Plush” in Austin, Texas, and was produced by Eric Johnson.

Personnel:

  • Eric Johnson – vocals, guitar, synthesizer, piano
  • Mike Stern – vocals, guitar
  • Chris Maresh – acoustic and electric bass guitar
  • Anton Fig – drums, percussion
  • Malford Milligan – vocals
  • Christopher Cross – vocals
  • Leni Stern – vocals, ngoni
  • Guy Forsyth – harmonica
  • Mike Mordecai – trombone
  • Andrew Johnson – trumpet
  • John Mills – saxophone
  • Wayne Salzmann II – percussion
  • James Fenner – percussion
  • Kelly Donnelly – mixing
  • Paul Blakemore – mastering
  • Josh Johnson – assistant engineer

Track listening:

All tracks by Eric Johnson and Mike Stern, except where noted.

  1. Roll With it
  2. Remember
  3. Benny Man’s Blues
  4. Wishing Well
  5. Big Foot (with Intro)
  6. Tidal
  7. You Never Know
  8. Dry Ice
  9. Sometimes
  10. Hullabaloo
  11. Wherever You Go (with Intro)
  12. Red House – Jimi Hendrix

On October 14, 2014.

On October 14, 2014, Randolph Isaiah “Ikey” Owens died aged 39. He was musician (keyboard, piano, organ, melodica, tuba) and producer, worked with an array of bands from the Long Beach music scene. Some of the names hw worked with includes Long Beach Dub Allstars, The Mars Volta, Free Moral Agents, Jack White, Look Daggers, De Facto, Reel Big Fish, Forget the World, The Hippos, Second-hand and The Visionaries. As leader, Owens released one album (“Looking for Lauryn Hill In Lakewood”, July, 2010).

On September 19, 2020.

On September 19, 2020, Lee Kerslake died aged 73. He was musician (drums, percussion, keyboards, trumpet, kazoo, vocal), recorded and performed with The Gods, Head Machine, Toe Fat, National Head Band, Ken Hensley, David Byron, Living Loud, Ozzy Osborne, but was best known as drummer of Uriah Heep. With Swedish singer Stefan Berggren he formed Berggren Kerslake Band. The band released the EP “Walk Tall” (2013), and the album “The Sun Gas Gone Hazzy” (2014).  

On September 8, 2014.

On September 8, 2014, “Universal” label released “Listen”, the fourth Kooks (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2013, in London and Los Angeles, and was produced by Inflo.

Personnel:

  • Luke Pritchard – vocals, guitar, keyboards, programming, synths, tambourine, bass, hand claps
  • Hugh Harris – guitar, backing vocals
  • Peter Denton – bass, guitar, percussion
  • Alexis Nunez – drums, percussion, bass
  • Inflo – percussion, synths, programming, piano, guitar, organ
  • Fraser T Smith – keyboards, guitar, drum programming 
  • Tommy Antonio – Rhodes 
  • Behind the Force Choir – choir
  • Carmen Phelan – violin, viola 
  • Cleo Nikolic – backing vocals
  • Betty Thorpe – crowd vocals 
  • Kate Fletcher – crowd vocals 
  • Erica Earl – additional vocals 

 Track listing:

Al tracks by Luke Pritchard and Inflo, except where noted.

  1. Around Town
  2. Forgive & Forget – Luke Pritchard, Inflo, Alexis Nuñez
  3. Westside – Luke Pritchard, Inflo, Hugh Harris
  4. See Me Now
  5. It Was London
  6. Bad Habit – Luke Pritchard, Inflo, Peter Denton
  7. Down
  8. Dreams
  9. Are We Electric – Luke Pritchard, Fraser T Smith
  10. Sunrise
  11. Sweet Emotion

On September 4, 2015.

On September 4, 2015, “ECM” label released “Luys i Luso”, the seventh Tigran Hamasyan album. It was recorded October 2014, and was produced by Manfred Eicher. The album was released to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

Personnel:

  • Tigran Hamasyan – piano
  • Yerevan State Chamber Choir
  • Harutyun Topikyan – conductor

Track listing:

  1. Ov Zarmanali
  2. Ankanim Araji Qo
  3. Ov Zarmanali (Var. 1)
  4. Hayrapetakan Maghterg
  5. Bazum En Qo Gtutyunqd
  6. Nor Tsaghik
  7. Hayrapetakan Maghterg (Var. 1)
  8. Hayrapetakan Maghterg (Var. 2)
  9. Havoun Havoun
  10. Voghormea Indz Astvats
  11. Sirt Im Sasani
  12. Surb Astvats
  13. Sirt Im Sasani
  14. Orhnyal E Astvats