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On September 16, 2017.

On September 15, 2017, “ECM” label released “Pelagos”, the 24th Stefano Battaglia album. It was recorded in May 2016, at “Fazioli Concert Hall” in Sacile, Italy, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Stefano Battaglia – piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Stefano Battaglia.

  1. Destino
  2. Pelagos
  3. Migralia
  4. Lamma Bada Yatathanna
  5. Processional
  6. Halap
  7. Dogon
  8. Life
  9. Lampedusa
  10. Hora Mundi
  11. Lamma Bada Yatathanna
  12. Exilium
  13. Migration Mantra
  14. Horgos e Roszke
  15. Ufratu
  16. Heron
  17. Brenner Toccata

On September 11, 2020.

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.

Personnel:

  • 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

Track listing:

All tracks by Jez Williams, Jimi Goodwin, and Andy Williams.

  1. Carousels
  2. I Will Not Hide
  3. Broken Eyes
  4. For Tomorrow
  5. Cathedrals of the Mind
  6. Prisoners
  7. Cycle of Hurt
  8. Mother Silverlake
  9. Universal Want
  10. Forest House

On August 25, 2017.

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”.

Personnel:

  • 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
  • Robbie Bennett – Prophet 12, piano, celeste, Hammond organ, Rhodes, Baldwin organ, backing vocals
  • Anthony LaMarca – acoustic and electric guitar, slide guitar, drums, backing vocals
  • Jon Natchez – baritone saxophone
  • Dave Hartley – bass guitar, glockenspiel, acoustic guitar, fretless bass, Höfner bass, backing vocals
  • Charlie Hall – drums, percussion, electric guitar, vibes, backing vocals
  • Patrick Berkery – drums, percussion
  • Michael Bloch – electric rhythm guitar, electric guitar
  • Meg Duffy – slide guitar
  • Max Hart – Prophet 6, Oberheim expander, pedal steel
  • Otto Hauser – drums, percussion
  • Darren Jesse – drums, percussion
  • Michael Johnson – Arp Odyssey
  • Josh Kauffman – amplified voice, electric guitar
  • Parker Kindred – percussion
  • Sterling Laws – drums, percussion
  • Lucius (Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig) – backing vocals 
  • Carter Tanton – acoustic guitar
  • The Dove & The Wolf (Louise Hayat & Paloma Gil) – backing vocals
  • Shawn Everett – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Adam Granduciel, except where noted.

  1. Up All Night
  2. Pain
  3. Holding On – lyrics by Adam Granduciel, music by Adam Granduciel, Robbie Bennett
  4. Strangest Thing
  5. Knocked Down
  6. Nothing to Find
  7. Thinking of Peace
  8. In Chains
  9. Clean Living
  10. You Don’t Have to Go

On August 15, 2008.

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 July 21, 2017.

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.

Personnel:

  • Chris Robinson vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Neal Casal – vocals, guitar, Charango guitar, tenor guitar, banjo
  • Adam McDougall – vocals, keyboards, melodica
  • Jeff Hill – vocals, electric bass, upright bass, cello
  • Tony Leone – drums, percussion, mandolin, marimba
  • Barry Sless – pedal steel guitar
  • Alam Khan – sarodes
  • Robert Cheek – recording, mixing
  • W.F.N. – art direction, design
  • Kyle Field – drawings
  • Matthew Mendenhall – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Chris Robinson.

  1. Behold the Seer
  2. She Shares My Blanket
  3. Hark, the Herald Hermit Speaks
  4. Blonde Light of Morning
  5. Dog Eat Sun
  6. Blue Star Woman
  7. High Is Not the Top
  8. If You Had a Heart to Break
  9. Glow
  10. Good to Know

On July 19, 2017.

On July 19, 2017, “The Null Corporation” and “Capitol” labels released “Add Violence”, the sixth Nine Inch Nails EP. It was recorded in 2017, and was produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

Personnel:

  • Trent Reznor – performance, arranging, programming
  • Atticus Ross – performance, arranging, programming
  • Sharlotte Gibson – additional vocals
  • Allison Iraheta – additional vocals
  • Chris Holmes – engineering
  • Dustin Mosley – engineering
  • Jun Murakawa – engineering
  • Geoff Neal – engineering
  • Chris Richardson – engineering
  • Alan Moulder – mixing
  • Tom Baker – mastering
  • John Crawford – art direction
  • Corey Holms – additional design
  • Church Lieu – additional concept development

Track listing:

All tracks by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

  1. Less Than
  2. The Lovers
  3. This Isn’t the Place
  4. Not Anymore
  5. The Background World

On July 14, 2017.

On July 14, 2017, “Cleopatra Records” label released “Picture Perfect”, the fifth 12 Stones album. It was recorded in 2017, and was produced by Dave Fortman and David Troia.

Personnel:

  • Paul McCoy – lead vocals
  • Eric Weaver – guitar, bass guitar
  • Sean Dunaway – drums, percussion
  • David Troia – engineering
  • Dave Fortman – mixing
  • Fendi Nugroho – design, layout

Track listing:

  1. The Killer – Sean Dunaway, Paul McCoy, Eric Weaver
  2. Blessing – Sean Dunaway, Paul McCoy, Eric Weaver
  3. Voodoo Doll – B. Daly, Paul McCoy, S. Mills, J. Rimer, Eric Weaver
  4.  Nothing to Say – Paul McCoy, Eric Weaver
  5. Time – Sean Dunaway, Paul McCoy, Eric Weaver
  6. Picture Perfect – Paul McCoy, Eric Weaver
  7. Save Yourself – Paul McCoy, Eric Weaver
  8. Lerlene – Paul McCoy, J, Rimer, Eric Weaver
  9. Memphis – Paul McCoy, Eric Weaver
  10. Hey Man – Sean Dunaway, Paul McCoy, Eric Weaver
  11. How Long – Paul McCoy, A. Waldeck, Eric Weaver
  12. Hello Suicide – Paul McCoy
  13. Anthem for the Underdog (Picture Perfect Sessions) – A. Gainer, Paul McCoy, Eric Weaver
  14. We Are One (Picture Perfect Sessions) – Paul McCoy, S. Mills, J. Rimer, Eric Weaver

On July 14, 2017.

On July 14, 2017, “Nonesuch” label released “Butterfly”, the eight Natalie Merchant album. It was recorded 2016 – 2017, and was produced by Natalie Merchant.

Track listing:

All tracks by Natalie Merchant, except where noted.  

  1. Butterfly
  2. She Devil
  3. Baby Mine
  4. Frozen Charlotte
  5. Ophelia
  6. The Worst Thing
  7. The Man in the Wilderness – Mother Goose
  8. My Skin
  9. Vain & Careless – Robert Graves
  10. Andalucia