On September 11, 2020, “Heavenly” and “Virgin” labels released “The Universal Want”, the fifth Doves studio album. It was recorded 2017 – 2020, at “Frank Bough Sound III” in Cheshire, “EVE Studios” in Stockport, “The Big Red Studios” in Macclesfield, “Vada Studio” in Alcester, and was produced by Dan Austin, Jez Williams, Jimi Goodwin and Andy Williams.
Jez Williams – vocals, guitar, string arrangements, engineer, mixing
Jimi Goodwin – lead vocals, bass, guitar
Andy Williams – vocals, drums
Martin Rebelski – piano, keyboards, modular synth
Tony Allen – drums
Dan Austin – programming
Belinda Hammond, Hannah Groarke-Young – strings
Colin Williams, Kim Wedderburne, Mark Menzies, Se-ember Yaor, Yvonne Shelton – backing vocals
Dan Austin – engineer, mixing
Henry Broadhead, Joel Patchett, Jake Evans, George Perks – engineer assistant
Craig Silvey – mixing
Dani Bennett Sprag – mixing assistant
Matt Colton – mastering
Maria Lax – photography
Jon Shard – band photography
All tracks by Jez Williams, Jimi Goodwin, and Andy Williams.
On August 25, 2017, “Atlantic” label released “A Deeper Understanding”, the fourth The War on Drugs studio album. It was recorded in 2017, and was produced by Adam Granduciel. “A Deeper Understanding” won “Best Rock Album” at the “60th Annual Grammy Awards”.
Adam Granduciel – vocals, Linn drum, samplers, Yamaha CS-5, piano, Wurlitzer, mellotron, Hammond organ, E70 organ, Nashville guitars, acoustic guitars and electric guitars, vibes, celeste, Juno 106, synthesizers, bass guitar, Korg Trident, harmonica, Arp Solina, Vox Jaguar, Roland Juno-60, tape loops, Vox organ, drums, percussion
On August 15, 2008, Gerald “Jerry” Wexler died aged 91. He was music journalist and producer, one of the main music industry personalities in the period from the 50s through the 80s. He played significant role in signing and producing many of most famous music acts of that period, including Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Ray Charles, the Allman Brothers, Chris Connor, Wilson Pickett, Dire Straits and Dusty Springfield. Wexler coined the term “Rhythm and Blues” while writing for “Billboard” magazine in the late 1940s. In 1987, Wexler was inducted to the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and in 2017 to the “National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame”.
On August 11, 2017, “Kscope” label released “Spooky Action”, the debut Paul Draper studio album. It was recorded 2004 – 2017, at “The Kitchen”, “Sofa Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by Paul Draper and Catherine Anne Davies.
Paul Draper – vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, synth
On July 21, 2017, “Silver Arrow” label released “Barefoot in The Head”, the sixth Chris Robinson Brotherhood album. It was recorded in 2017, at “The Brotherhood Arts Lab”, and was produced by Chris Robinson, Neal Casal, Adam McDougall, Jeff Hill and Tony Leone.
On July 21, 2017, “Columbia” label released “Sacred Hearts Club”, the third Foster the People studio album. It was recorded 2015 – 2017, and was produced by Mark Foster, Josh Abraham, Austin Mensales, Oligee, Lars Stalfors, Isom Innis, John Hill, Rob Cohen and Frans Mernick.
Mark Foster – lead vocals, guitar, bass, piano, programming, synthesizer, vibraphone, drums, percussion
Sean Cimino – guitar, piano, keyboards, backing vocals