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On June 29, 2015.

On June 29, 2015, “Reprise” label released “The Monsanto Years”, the 40th Neil Young album. On the album, Young is accompanied by the band Promise of the Real. It was recorded January – February 2015, at “Teatro Theater” in Oxnard, California, and was produced by Neil Young and John Hanion.

Personnel:

  • Neil Young– vocals, guitar, production, cover design
  • Anthony Logerfo – drums, cover design
  • Corey McCormick – bass guitar, backing vocals, cover design
  • Tato Melgar – percussion, cover design
  • Lukas Nelson– guitar, backing vocals, cover design
  • Micah Nelson– electric guitar, electric charango, backing vocals, cover painting, DVD label art, cover design
  • John Hanlon– engineering
  • Jeff Pinn – engineering
  • Jimmy Sloan – assistant engineering, production coordination
  • Johnnie Burik – assistant engineering
  • Alberto Hernandez – assistant engineering
  • John Hausmann – stage and monitor engineering
  • Chris Kasych – stage and monitor engineering
  • Keith “Moby” Lanoux – guitar tech
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Gary Burden – art direction
  • Howard Chandler Christy– booklet painting
  • Jenice Heo – art direction
  • Eric Johnson – cover art, lettering
  • Other Shoe Photography – booklet cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Young.

  1. A New Day for Love
  2. Wolf Moon
  3. People Want to Hear About Love
  4. Big Box
  5. A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop
  6. Workin’ Man
  7. Rules of Change
  8. Monsanto Years
  9. If I Don’t Know

On June 28, 2016.

On June 28, 2016, Winfield Scott “Scotty” Moore III died aged 84. He was a musician (guitar) and recording engineer, performed with Starlight Wranglers, Ricky Nelson, and Roy Orbison, but was best known as a founding member of The Blue Moon Boys in 1954, Elvis Presley’s backing band, and as studio and touring guitarist for Presley between 1954 and 1968. In its list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked Moore at number 29. In the year 2000, he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, in 2007 in the “Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum”, and in 2015, in the “Memphis Music Hall of Fame”.

On June 19, 2015.

On June 19, 2015, “ECM” label released “Nomad Songs”, the 23rd Stephan MIcus studio album. It was recorded 2012 – 2014, at “MCM Studios”, and was produced by Stephan Micus.

Personnel:

  • Stephan Micus– voice, ndingo, genbri, steel-string guitar, suling, ney, rewab, rebab, twelve-string guitar, fourteen-string guitar, tin whistle, shakuhachi

Track listing:

All tracks by Stephan Micus.

  1. Everywhere, Nowhere
  2. Leila
  3. The Promise
  4. The Stars
  5. The Spring
  6. The Blessing
  7. The Feast
  8. Laughing at the Thunder
  9. Sea of Grass
  10. The Dance
  11. Under the Chinar Trees

On June 2, 2015.

On June 2, 2015, “Equal Vision Records” label released “Connector”, the second I the Mighty studio album. It was recorded in 2014.

Personnel:

  • Brent Walsh – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Ian Pedigo – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Chris Hinkley – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Blake Dahlinger – drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. An Epilogue as a Prologue
  2. Lady of Death
  3. The Lying Eyes of Miss Erray
  4. Psychomachia
  5. Adrift
  6. Slow Dancing Forever
  7. Friends
  8. Playing Catch with 22
  9. Andrew’s Song
  10. The Hound and the Fox
  11. (No) Faith in Fate
  12. The Frame I: Betrayal in the Watchtower

 

On May 27, 2016.

On May 27, 2016, “English Electric” label released “Folklore”, the ninth Big Big Train studio album. It was recorded 2015 – 2016, at “English Electric Studios”, “Aubitt Studios”, “Real World Studios”, “Sweetwater Studios”, “Ashwood Studios”, “Regal Lane Studios” and was produced by David Longdon, Nick D’Virgilio, Greg Spawton, Andy Poole, Dave Gregory, Danny Manners, Rachel Hall and Rikard Sjöblom.

Personnel:

  • David Longdon- lead vocals, flute, acoustic guitar, mandolin, percussion
  • Nick D’Virgilio- drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Greg Spawton – bass guitar, bass pedals, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Andy Poole – acoustic guitar, mandolin, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Dave Gregory- electric guitars
  • Danny Manners – keyboards, double bass
  • Rachel Hall – violin, viola, cello, backing vocals
  • Rikard Sjöblom – keyboards, electric guitars, accordion, backing vocals
  • Evie Anderson – cello
  • Keith Hobday – viola
  • Lucy Curnow – violin
  • Dave Desmond – trombone, brass arrangements
  • Ben Godfrey – trumpet, cornet
  • John Storey – euphonium
  • Nick Stones – French horn
  • Sotos Yiasimi – recording engineer
  • Mark Hornsby – recording engineer
  • Rob Aubrey – mixing, mastering
  • Sarah Louise Ewing – paintings
  • Andy Poole – design
  • Simon Hogg – photography

Track listing:

  1. Folklore – David Longdon
  2. Along the Ridgeway – Greg Spawton
  3. Salisbury Giant – Greg Spawton
  4. London Plane – Greg Spawton
  5. Mudlarks – Greg Spawton
  6. Lost Rivers of London – Greg Spawton
  7. The Transit of Venus Across the Sun – Greg Spawton
  8. Wassail – David Longdon
  9. Winkie – David Longdon
  10. Brooklands – Greg Spawton
  11. Telling the Bees – David Longdon

On May 26, 2015.

On May 25, 2015, “Nonesuch” label released “The Bad Plus”, album by Joshua Redman and The Bad Plus (the 17th Joshua Redman album). It was recorded in 2015, at “Brooklyn Recording” in New York City, and was produced by Joshua Redman, Reid Anderson, Ethan Iverson and David King.

Personnel:

  • Joshua Redman– saxophone
  • Reid Anderson– bass
  • Ethan Iverson– piano
  • David King– drums

Track listing:

  1. As This Moment Slips Away – Reid Anderson
  2. Beauty has It Hard – David King
  3. County Seat – Ethan Iverson
  4. The Mending – Joshua Redman
  5. Dirty Blonde – Reid Anderson
  6. Faith Through Error – Ethan Iverson
  7. Lack the Faith But Not the Wine – Reid Anderson
  8. Friend of Foe – Joshua Redman
  9. Silence Is the Question – Reid Anderson

 

On May 26, 2015.

On May 26, 2015, “Jagjaguwar” label released “Multi-Love”, the third Unknown Mortal Orchestra studio album. It was recorded 2014 – 2015, and was produced by Ruban Nielson, Kody Nielson and Jacob Portrait.

Personnel:

  • Ruban Nielson– vocals, guitar, synthesizer, bass, percussion, sitar, hurdy gurdy, strings, engineering, mixing, layout
  • Kody Nielson – drums, percussion, piano, synthesizer, backing vocals, additional engineering
  • Jacob Portrait – bass, additional engineering
  • Riley Geare – additional drums, percussion, additional engineering
  • Chris Nielson – horns
  • Duke Aipolani – percussion
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Marla Celeste – cover image
  • Miles Johnson – layout

Track listing:

  1. Multi – Love – Ruban Nielson, Kody Nielson
  2. Like Acid Rain – Ruban Nielson, Kody Nielson
  3. Ur Life One Night – Ruban Nielson
  4. Can’t Kepp Checking My Phone – Ruban Nielson, Jacob Portrait
  5. Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty – Ruban Nielson, Chris Nielson
  6. The World is Crowded – Ruban Nielson, Kody Nielson
  7. Stage of Screen – Ruban Nielson, Kody Nielson
  8. Necessary Evil – Ruban Nielson, Kody Nielson, Chris Nielson
  9. Puzzles – Ruban Nielson

 

On May 16, 2015.

On May 16, 2015, “MKC” and “Sixtynine” labels released “Jas sum zemja”, the debut Noviot Pochetok album. It was recorded October 2014 – February 2015, at “MarryPhat Studio” in Skopje, Macedonia, and was produced by Ivica Jankulovski Sthraf.

Personnel:

  • Filip Tasevski Fitz – vocals, guitar, cover art, cover photography
  • Nikola Isailovski Fat Cacko – vocals, guitar
  • Bojan Sandrevski – bass
  • Stefan Sajkovski Sajche – drums
  • Ivica Jankulovski Sthraf – engineer, mixing, mastering
  • Deni Krstev – editing
  • Stefan Rajhl – band photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Filip Tasevski Fitz except where noted.

  1. Jadi od leshot svoj
  2. Jas sum zemja
  3. Otrov – Filip Tasevski Fitz, Nikola Isailovski
  4. Staklenata gradina
  5. Za nea
  6. Propagja
  7. Rezervatot
  8. Utopija
  9. Osamenite
  10. Pepel i prav
  11. Paralelni svetovi
  12. 98%

On May 15, 2015.

On May 15, 2015, “ArtisteXclusive” label released “Blue Room”, the tenth Ana Popović album. It was recorded November 2014 – January 2015, at “Archer Music” and “Arts Studio” in Memphis, TN, and was produced by Jim Gaines.

Personnel:

  • Ana Popović – vocals, acoustic, rhythm, slide and electric guitar
  • Milutin Popović – vocals, acoustic, rhythm and electric guitar
  • Rick Steff– keyboards
  • Harold Smith – rhythm guitar
  • Steve Potts – drums
  • Dave Smith – bass
  • Donald Hayes – strings
  • Deborah Winey, Susan Marshall– backing vocals
  • Jim Gaines – mixing, recording, engineering
  • Brad Blackwood- mastering

Track listing:

  1. Catfish Blues – Robert Petway
  2. I’m Losing You – John Lennon
  3. Evening Shadows – Van Morrison, Acker Bilk
  4. Grant Spivey – Victoria Spivey
  5. Somebody – John Brannen, Jack Tempchin
  6. Did Somebody Make a Fool Out of You – Tony Joe White
  7. We Used to Know – Ian Anderson
  8. Rainy Night in Georgia – Tony Joe White
  9. Red River Blues – Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry
  10. Baby What’s Wrong – Jimmy Reed
  11. Tupelo – John Lee Hooker

On May 6, 2016.

On May 6, 2016, “ECM” label released “Andando el Tiempo”, the 28th Carla Bley album. It was recorded in November 2015, at “Auditorio Stello Molo – RSI” in Lugano, Switzerland, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Carla Bley- piano
  • Andy Sheppard- soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Steve Swallow- bass guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Carla Bley.

  1. Sin Fin
  2. Potación de Guaya
  3. Camino al Volver
  4. Saints Alive!
  5. Naked Bridges/Diving Brides