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On September 13, 2005.

On September 13, 2015, Gary Dean Richrath died aged 65. He was musician (guitar, slide guitar), singer, songwriter and producer, member of the band Suburban 9 to 5, but was best known as the lead guitarist and songwriter of REO Speedwagon (1970 – 1989). As leader, Richrath released one album.

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

On September 2, 2016.

On September 2, 2016, “Divine Comedy Records” label released “Foreverland”, the eleventh Divine Comedy (The) studio album. It was recorded 2015 – 2916, and was produced by Neil Hannon.

Personnel:

  • Neil Hannon – vocals, guitars, keyboards, mandolin, banjo, zither, harmonica, bass, drums
  • Andrew Skeet – piano
  • Simon Little – bass guitar
  • Tim Weller – drums
  • Rob Farrer – percussion
  • Ian Watson – accordion
  • Celine Saout – harp
  • Karen Glen – harpsichord
  • Jake Jackson – backing vocals, claps, whistle solo
  • David Jackson – penny whistle
  • Cathy Davey – vocals
  • Billy Cooper – piccolo trumpet
  • Rosie Jenkins – oboe
  • Jake Jackson – mixing
  • Michele G. Catri – mixing
  • Fiona Cruickshank – mixing
  • John Prestage – mixing
  • Luna Picoli-Truffaut – artwork
  • Matthew Cooper – artwork, design
  • Raphaël Neal – photography
  • John Service – packaging production
  • Natalie de Pace – executive producer 

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Hannon, except where noted.

  1. Napoleon Complex
  2. Foreverland
  3. Catherine the Great
  4. Funny Peculiar
  5. The Pact
  6. To the Rescue
  7. How Can You Leave Me on My Own
  8. I Joined the Foreign Legion (To Forget)
  9. My Happy Place
  10. A Desperate Man
  11. Other People
  12. The One Who Loves You

On August 12, 2016.

On August 12, 2016, “Kscope” label released “Your Wilderness”, the eleventh Pineapple Thief (The) studio album. It was recorded 2015 – 2016, and was produced by Bruce Soord.

Personnel:

  • Bruce Soord – vocals, guitar, arranger, engineer, 5.1 mixing
  • Steve Kitch – keyboards, arranger, engineer, mastering
  • Jon Sykes – bass guitar, arranger
  • Darran Charles – guitar
  • Gavin Harrison – drums
  • John Helliwell – clarinet
  • Geoffrey Richardson – string arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Bruce Soord.

  1. In Exile
  2. No Man’s Land
  3. Tear You Up
  4. That Shore
  5. Take Your Shot
  6. Fend for Yourself
  7. The Final Thing on My Mind
  8. Where We Stood

On July 23, 2015.


On July 23, 2015, “Bird’s Rose Records” label released “Departure Song”, the third We Lost the Sea album. It was recorded in 2015, at “301 Studios” in Sydney, and was produced by Tim Carr.

Personnel:

  • Brendon Warner – guitar, recording
  • Mark Owen guitar, recording
  • Matt Harvey – guitar, recording, design concept, illustrations
  • Mathew Kelly – piano, recording
  • Kieran Elliott – bass, recording
  • Nathaniel D’Ugo – drums, recording
  • Tim Carr – recording, engineer, mixing
  • Antonia Gauci – engineer assistant
  • Andrew ‘Chad’ Edgson – mastering

Track listing:

  1. A Gallant Gentlemen
  2. Bogatyri
  3. The Last Dive of David Shaw
  4. Challenger Part 1 – Flight
  5. Challenger Part 2 – A Swan Song

On July 22, 2014.

On July 22, 2014, “Royal Mountain” label released the self-titled, debut Alvvays album. It was recorded in 2013, and was produced by Chad VanGaalen. In 2015, “CBS Music” ranked it at number 1 on its list of “30 Best Canadian Albums of 2014”.

Personnel:

  • Molly Rankin – vocals, guitar
  • Alec O’Hanley – vocals, guitar, keyboards, drum machine, additional mixing
  • Kerri MacLellen – vocals, keyboards
  • Brian Murphy – bass
  • Sheridan Riley – drums
  • Eric Hamelin – drums
  • Chris Dadge – drums
  • Chad VanGaalen – programming, tambourine, bongos, engineer
  • Graham Walsh – additional tracking
  • Jeff McMurrich – additional tracking
  • John Agnello – mixing
  • Ian McGettigan – additional mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Steve Fallone – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Molly Rankin and Alec O’Hanley, except where noted.

  1. Adult Diversion – Molly Rankin, Alec O’Hanley, Brian Murphy
  2. Archie, Marry Me
  3. Ones Who Love You – Molly Rankin, Alec O’Hanley, Brian Murphy
  4. Next of Kin – Molly Rankin, Alec O’Hanley, Brian Murphy
  5. Party Police – Molly Rankin, Alec O’Hanley, Brian Murphy
  6. The Agency Group – Molly Rankin, Alec O’Hanley, Brian Murph
  7. Dives
  8. Atop a Cake
  9. Red Planet

On July 8, 2016.

On July 8, 2016, “Concord” label released “Beautiful Broken”, the sixteenth Heart studio album. It was recorded 2015 – 2016, at “Sunset Sound” in Hollywood, “Tom Tom” in Budapest, Hungary, and was produced by Dan Rothchild and Nancy Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Ann Wilson – lead and background vocals, autoharp
  • Nancy Wilson – lead and background vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, bowed acoustic guitar, marxophone, autoharp, handclaps, whispers 
  • Ben Smith – drums, percussion, claps, snaps
  • Craig Bartock – acoustic and electric guitars, 12-string acoustic guitar,  percussive guitar, claps, snaps, backing vocals
  • Chris Joyner – synthesizers, piano, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3, field organ, nylon-string guitar 
  • Dan Rothchild – bass, Moog bass, upright bass, additional synthesizer, Hammond B3, additional piano, acoustic and electric guitar, , percussion, textures, handclaps
  • James Hetfield – lead and background vocals
  • Paul Buckmaster – string arrangement
  • Hungarian Studio Orchestra – strings
  • Péter Illényi – conducting
  • Péter Kanyurszky – concertmaster
  • Ken Sluiter – additional textures, claps, snaps
  • Billy Mims – claps, snaps
  • Dwight Mikkelsen – copyist
  • Ken Sluiter – engineering, mixing
  • Bill Mims – additional engineering
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Gentry Studer – mastering engineering assistance
  • Chris Claypool – engineering assistance
  • Geoff Neal – engineering assistance
  • Greg Fidelman – additional engineering
  • Kurina Tamás – strings recording engineering
  • Brian McGuffey – artwork
  • Nancy Wilson – art direction
  • Anna Knowlden – photography
  • Dan Rothchild – photography

Track listing:

  1. Beautiful Version – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Ben Mink, James Alan Hetfield
  2. Two – Shafer “Ne-Yo” Smith, Jesse “Corporal” Wilson, Adam “Royal Z’ Waldman
  3. Sweet Darlin – Ann Wilson
  4. I Jump – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Dan Rothchild
  5. Johnny Moon – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Sue Ennis
  6. Heaven – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Sue Ennis
  7. City’s Burning – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Sue Ennis
  8. Down on Me – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Sue Ennis
  9. One Word – Nancy Wilson
  10. Language of Love – Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Sue Ennis

On July 8, 2016.

On July 8, 2016, “Vanguard” label released “Where the Light Shines Through”, the tenth Switchfoot studio album. It was recorded 2015 – 2016, at “Spot X Studio” in San Diego, California, and was produced by John Fields, Tim Foreman, Jon Foreman, Chad Butler, Jerome Fontamillas and Drew Shirley.

  • Jon Foreman – lead vocals, guitar
  • Jerome Fontamillas – keyboards, guitar
  • Drew Shirley – guitar
  • Tim Foreman – bass guitar, background vocals
  • Chad Butler – drums, percussion
  • Boaz Roberts – guitar
  • Robert Randolph − pedal steel
  • Lecrae – vocals
  • Eric Owyoung – strings
  • Keith Tutt II − cello section
  • John Painter – horns
  • Sam Dark – oboe
  • Lenny Skolnik − additional production
  • Joseph Barba − additional production
  • Tanner Sparks – engineering, mixing
  • Paul David Hager – mixing

Track listing:

  1. Holy Water – Jon Foreman
  2. Float – Tim Foreman
  3. Where the Light Shines Through – Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman
  4. I Won’t Let You Go – Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman
  5. If the House Burns Down Tonight – Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Mike Elizondo
  6. The Day That I Found Gold – Jim Foreman, Tim Foreman
  7. Shake This Feeling – Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman
  8. Bull in a Chins Shop – Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Mike Elizondo
  9. Live It Well – Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman
  10. Looking for America – Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Lecrae
  11. Healer of Souls – Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman
  12. Hope Is the Anthem – Jon Foreman

On June 22, 2015.

On June 22, 2015, “RCA Victor” label released “Get to Heaven”, the third Everything Everything studio album. It was recorded in 2014, at “Angelic Studios” in Northampton, “Crotch Int.” in Gilsland, “Making Do” in Manchester, “Eve Studios” in Bredbury, “Distillery” in Wiltshire, (all in England), and was produced by Stuart Price.

Personnel:

  • Jonathan Higgs – vocals, guitar, keyboards, programming, engineer, recording
  • Alex Robertshaw – guitar, keyboards, programming, backing vocals, engineer, recording
  • Jeremy Pritchard – bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals, engineer, recording
  • Michael Spearman – drums, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals, engineer, recording
  • Stuart Price – programming, mixing
  • Tom A.D. Fuller – engineer, additional production
  • Martin King – engineer
  • Harry Broadhead – engineer
  • Matt Tait – engineer
  • Phil Parsons – engineer
  • Ian Dowling – additional engineering
  • Cenzo Townshend – mixing
  • Tim Young – mastering
  • Jim Abiss – additional production
  • Luke Gibbs – recording assistant
  • Andrew Archer – cover illustration
  • Johnny Costello – layout, typography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jonathan Higgs, Jeremy Pritchard, Alex Robertshaw, and Michael Spearman.

  1. To the Blade
  2. Distant Past
  3. Get to Heaven
  4. Regret
  5. Spring / Sun / Water / Dread
  6. The Wheel (Is Turning Now)
  7. Fortune 500
  8. Blast Doors
  9. Zero Pharaoh
  10. No Reptiles
  11. Warm Healer