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On June 29, 2018.

On June 29, 2018, “Virgin EMI” label released “High as Hope”, the fourth Florence and the Machine studio album. It was recorded 2017 – 2018, at “Beacon House” in Los Angeles, “123” in London, and was produced by Emile Haynie, Florence Welch, Brett Shaw, Thomas Bartlett, and Tobias Jesso Jr.

Personnel:

  • Florence Welch– vocals, drums, percussion, piano, additional synths, drawing
  • Emile Haynie– synths, drums
  • Brett Shaw – Rhodes, synths, programming, bass, additional drums, additional percussion
  • Thomas Bartlett– piano, Mellotron, organ, synths, bass, keyboards
  • Andrew Wyatt– bass, piano, Mellotron, additional synths
  • Jonathan Wilson– guitars, additional drums
  • Rob Ackroyd – guitars, ukelele
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel guitar
  • Carla Azar– drums
  • Tom Monger – harp
  • Kamasi Washington– tenor saxophone, horns arrangement
  • Jamie xx– drums, synths
  • James Gadson– additional drums
  • Jasper Randall – vocal contracting
  • Angela Parrish – backing vocals
  • Leslie Stevens – backing vocals
  • Sampha Sisay– piano
  • Tobias Jesso Jr.– additional keyboards, piano
  • Josh Tillman– additional guitar
  • Nathan Willett– backing vocals
  • Lu Lu McJunkins – cello
  • Emile Haynie – recording
  • Brett Shaw – recording
  • Tim Montague – additional recording
  • Morgan Stratton – additional recording
  • Michael Harris – additional recording
  • Keith Gretlein – additional recordingZachary Zajdel – assistant engineering
  • Christopher Cerullo – assistant engineering
  • Derrick Stockwell – assistant engineering
  • Matt Mysko – assistant engineering
  • Tom Elmhirst– mixing
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Sally Herbert – arrangements, conducting
  • Tom Bailey – recording
  • John Prestage – assistant engineering
  • Olli Cunningham – score supervision
  • Isobel Griffiths – contracting
  • Amy Stewart – assistant contracting
  • Everton Nelson – leading
  • Brian Roettinger – art direction
  • Tom Beard – photography 

Track listing:

All tracks by Florence Welch, except where noted.

  1. June
  2. Hunger – Florence Welch, Tobias Jesso Jr., Emile Haynie
  3. South London Forever – Florence Welch, Brett Shaw
  4. Big God – Florence Welch, Jamie Smith
  5. Sky Full of Song – Florence Welch, Emilie Hayine, Thomas Bartlett
  6. Grace – Florence Welch, Emile Haynie, Tobias Jesso Jr.
  7. Patricia – Florence Welch, Emile Haynie, Thomas Bartlett
  8. 100 Years
  9. The End of Love – Florence Welch, Tobias Jesso Jr.
  10. No Choir – Florence Welch, Emile Hayine, Andrew Wyatt

On June 28, 2017.

On June 28, 2017, “Warner Music Japan” label released “Mellow Waves”, the sixth Cornelius (Keigo Oyamada) album. It was recorded in 2017 and was produced by Cornelius.

Personnel:

  • Cornelius (Keigo Oyamada) – main performer
  • Tohru Takayama – mixing
  • Toyoaki Mishima – recording, programming
  • Masakazu Kitayama – the design concept
  • Tadayoshi Nakabayashi – artwork
  • Masayoshi Sukita – photography
  • Ichiro Oka, Kazuyuki Kobayashi – executive producer
  • Ryoma Suzuki – supervision
  • Tadashi Matsuyama – production coordination
  • Leo Imai – translation

Track listing:

All tracks by Cornellius (Keigo Oyamada), except where noted.

  1. あなたがいるなら (If You’re Here) – Cornellius, Shintaro Sakamoto
  2. いつか / どこか (Sometime/Someplace)
  3. 未来の人へ (Dear Future Person) – Cornellius, Shintaro Sakamoto
  4. Surfing on Mind Wave Pt. 2
  5. 夢の中で (In a Dream)
  6. Helix/Spiral
  7. Mellow Yellow Feel
  8. The Spell of a Vanishing Loveliness – Cornellius, Miki Berenyi
  9. The Rain Song
  10. Crépuscule

On June 23, 2017.

On June 23, 2017, “English Electric” label released “The Second Brightest Star”, the eleventh Big Big Train album. It was recorded 2016 – 2017, at “English Electric Studios”, “Aubitt Studios”, “Real World Studios”, “Sweetwater Studios”, “Ashwood Studios”, and was produced by Nick D’Virgilio, Dave Gregory, Rachel Hall, David Longdon, Danny Manners, Andy Poole, Rikard Sjöblom, and Greg Spawton. “The Second Brightest Star” contains a mix of new songs along with re-worked material from the band’s previous two albums, “Folklore” and “Grimspound”.

 Personnel:

  • David Longdon– lead vocals, flute, piano, electric guitars, mandolin, banjo, lute, celesta, synthesizers, percussion
  • Nick D’Virgilio– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Dave Gregory– electric guitars
  • Rachel Hall – violin, viola, cello, backing vocals
  • Danny Manners – keyboards, double bass
  • Andy Poole – acoustic guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Rikard Sjöblom – keyboards, electric guitars, backing vocals
  • Greg Spawton – bass guitar, bass pedals
  • Rob Aubrey – mixing, mastering
  • Rachel Hall – string arrangements

Track listing:

  1. The Second Brightest Star – David Longdon
  2. Haymaking – Rachel Hall
  3. Skylon – David Longdon, Greg Spawton, Rikard Sjöblom
  4. London Stone – Rikard Sjöblom, Danny Manners
  5. The Passing Widow – Rachel Hall
  6. The Leaden Stour – Greg Spawton
  7. Terra Australis Incognita – Greg Spawton, Danny Manners
  8. Brooklands Sequences – Greg Spawton, Danny Manners
  • On the Racing Line
  • Brooklands
  1. London Piane Sequences – Greg Spawton
  • Turner on the Thames
  • London Plane
  1. The Gentlemen’s Reprise – Greg Spawton

 

On June 10, 2003.

On June 10, 2003, “Reprise” label released “Everything Must Go”, the ninth Steely Dan studio album. It was recorded 2001 – 2003, at “Sear Sound”, “Skyline Studios” and “River Sound” in  New York City, “Hyperbolic Sound” in Maui, “Bearsville Studios” in Bearsville, and was produced by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. It was the last studio album with founding member Walter Becker before his death in 2017.

Personnel:

  • Donald Fagen– lead vocals, organ, synthesizer, piano, Hohner Clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, solo synth, percussion, horn arrangements, arrangements
  • Walter Becker– lead vocals, bass, solo guitar, percussion, arrangements
  • Ted Baker – piano, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer
  • Bill Charlap– piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Jon Herington– guitar
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar
  • Keith Carlock– drums
  • Gordon Gottlieb – percussion
  • Ken Hitchcock – clarinet
  • Walt Weiskopf– alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Chris Potter– tenor saxophone
  • Roger Rosenberg – baritone saxophone
  • Tony Kadleck – trumpet
  • Michael Leonhart– trumpet
  • Jim Pugh– trombone
  • Tawatha Agee– background vocals
  • Ada Dyer – background vocals
  • Michael Harvey – background vocals
  • Carolyn Leonhart– background vocals
  • Cindy Mizelle – background vocals
  • Catherine Russell– background vocals
  • Brenda White-King – background vocals
  • Sam Berd – technician
  • Art Smith – drum technician
  • Sam Berd – piano tuner
  • Tom Doherty, Roger Nichols, Dave Russell, Elliot Scheiner – engineer
  • Suzy Barrows, Tom Doherty, Steve Mazur, Keith Nelson, Todd Parker, Matt Scheiner – assistant engineer
  • Elliot Scheiner – mixing
  • Joe Peccerillo – mixing assistant
  • Darcy Proper – mastering
  • Larry Alexander – editing

Track listing:

All tracks by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen.

  1. The Last Mall
  2. Things I Miss the Most
  3. Blues Beach
  4. Godwhacker
  5. Slang of Ages
  6. Green Book
  7. Pixeleen
  8. Lunch With Gina
  9. Everything Must Go

 

On June 9, 2017.

On June 9, 2017, “Fantasy” label released “Revolution Come…Revolution Go”, the eleventh Gov’t Mule studio album. It was recorded 2016 – 2017, and was produced by Warren Haynes, Gordie Johnson and Don Was.

Personnel:

  • Warren Haynes– vocals, guitar
  • Matt Abts– drums, percussion
  • Danny Louis – keyboards, rhythm guitar, horns, backing vocals
  • Jorgen Carlsson – bass
  • Jimmie Vaughan– guitar
  • Gordie Johnson– steel guitar
  • Rey Arteaga – percussion
  • Bobby Allende – congas
  • Sheree Smith – backing vocals
  • Angela Miller – backing vocals
  • Lauren Cervantez – backing vocals
  • Alecia Chakour – backing vocals
  • Jasmine Muhammad – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Warren Haynes, except where noted.

  1. Stone Cold Rage – Warren Hayes, Danny Louis
  2. Drawn That Way
  3. Pressure Under Fire
  4. The Man I Want to Be – Warren Hayes, Matt Abbs, Danny Louis, Jorgen Carlsson
  5. Traveling Time
  6. Thorns of Life – Warren Hayes, Danny Louis, Jorgen Carlsson
  7. Dreams & Songs
  8. Sarah, Surrender
  9. Revolution Come, Revolution Go – Warren Hayes, Danny Louis, Jurgen Carlsson
  10. Burning Point
  11. Easy Times
  12. Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground – traditional, arranged by Warren Haynes

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On June 9, 2017.

On June 9, 2017, “ECM” label released “Tangents”, the thirteen Gary Peacock album. It was recorded in May 2016, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Gary Peacock – double-bass
  • Marc Copland – piano
  • Joey Baron – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Peacock except where noted.

  1. Contact
  2. December Greenwings
  3. Tempei tempo
  4. Cauldron – Joey Baron
  5. Spartacus – Alex North
  6. Empty Forest – Joey Baron, Marc Copland, Gary Peacock
  7. Blue in Green – Miles Davis
  8. Rumblin’
  9. Talkin’ Blues – Marc Copland
  10. In and Out – Joey Baron
  11. Tangents

On June 7, 2019.

On June 7, 2019, “Divine Comedy” label released “Office Politics”, the twelfth Divine Comedy studio album. It was recorded 2017 – 2019, and was produced by Neil Hannon.

Personnel:

  • Neil Hannon – vocals, guitar, piano, artwork
  • Richard Pryce – bass
  • Andrew Skeet – conductor, orchestration
  • Natalia Bonner – violin
  • Gillon Cameron – violin
  • Richard George – violin
  • Patrick Kiernan – violin
  • Alison Dods – violin
  • Lucy Wilkins – violin
  • Reiad Chibah – viola
  • Bruce White – viola
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Chris Worsey – cello
  • Caroline Dale – cello
  • Warren Zielinski – cello
  • Max Spiers – oboe
  • David Pyatt – French horn
  • John Ryan – French horn
  • Richard Edwards – trombone
  • Mark Templeton – trombone
  • Owen Slade – tuba
  • Martin Robertson – clarinet
  • Richard Skinner – bassoon
  • Jake Jackson – engineer
  • Ber Quinn – engineer
  • Kevin Callanan – assistant engineer
  • Tom Leach – assistant engineer
  • John Prestage – assistant engineer
  • Frank Arkwright – mastering
  • Matthew Cooper – artwork
  • Ben Meadows – photography
  • Lucy Whalley – orchestra contractor

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Hannon, except where noted.

All tracks are written by Neil Hannon, except where noted.

  1. Queuejumper
  2. Office Politics
  3. Norman and Norma
  4. Absolutely Obsolete
  5. Internal Machines
  6. You’ll Never Work in This Town Again – Neil Hannon, Marion Sunshine, Obdulio Morales, Julio Blanco Leonard
  7. Psychological Evaluation
  8. The Synthesiser Service Centre Super Summer Sale – Neil Hannon, Tosh Flood, Ian Watson, Andrew Skeet, Simon Little, Tim Weller
  9. The Life and the Soul of the Party
  10. A Feather in Your Cap
  11. I’m Stranger Here
  12. Dark Days Are Here Again
  13. Phillip and Steve’s Furniture Removal Company
  14. Opportunity’ Knox
  15. After the Lord Mayor’s Show
  16. When the Working Day Is Gone

 

On May 28, 2020.

On May 28, 2020, Robert J. Kulick died aged 70. He was musician (guitar) and producer, best known for his studio work with Kiss,  Kulick has also worked with Lou Reed, Diana Ross, Paul Stanley,  W.A.S.P.,  Neverland Express, Meat Loaf, Michael Bolton, Doro, Balance, Motörhead, Tim Curry, Alice Cooper, Mark Farner, Janis Ian, Was (Not Was), Kris Hadlock, Spys, Blackthorne, David Glen Eisley, Skull, Michael Wendroff and Random Blues Band. As a leader Kulick recorded one album, “Skeletons in the Closet” in 2017.

On May 25, 2018.

On May 25, 2018, “Nonesuch” label released “Still Dreaming”, the 19th Joshua Redman album. It was recorded in April 2017, at “Sear Sound” in New York City, and was produced by Joshua Redman.

Personnel:

  • Joshua Redman – tenor saxophone, liner notes
  • Brian Blade – drums
  • Scott Colley – bass
  • Ron Miles – cornet
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • James Farber– associate producer, engineer
  • Owen Mulholland – assistant engineer
  • John Gall – design
  • Jon Brown – band photo
  • Hans Jörgen Johansen – cover photo
  • Robert Hurwitz – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. New Year – Scott Colley
  2. Unanimity – Joshua Redman
  3. Haze and Aspirations – Scott Colley
  4. It’s Not the Same – Joshua Redman
  5. Blues for Charlie – Joshua Redman
  6. Playing – Charlie Haden
  7. Comme II Faut – Ornette Coleman
  8. The Rest – Joshua Redman

On May 17, 2019.

On May 17, 2019, “Nonesuch” label released “Finding Gabriel”, the 37th Brad Mehldau album. It was recorded 2017 – 2018, at “Bunker Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Brad Mehldau.

Personnel:

  • Brad Mehldau– vocals, synthesizers, piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B-3 organ, Musser Ampli-Celeste, Morfbeats gamelan strips, xylophone, Mellotron, drums, percussion
  • Ambrose Akinmusire– trumpet
  • Chris Cheek– baritone and tenor saxophone
  • Charles Pillow – soprano, baritone and alto saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Joel Frahm– tenor sax
  • Michael Thomas – alto saxophone, flute
  • Sara Caswell– violin
  • Lois Martin – viola
  • Noah Hoffeld – cello
  • Mark Guiliana– drums
  • Aaron Nevezie – effects
  • Kurt Elling– vocals
  • Gabriel Kahane– vocals
  • Becca Stevens– vocals
  • Snorts Malibu – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Brad Mehldau.

  1. The Garden
  2. Born to Trouble
  3. Striving After Wind
  4. O Ephraim
  5. Mark Is Howling in the City of Night
  6. The Prophet Is a Fool
  7. Make It All Go Away
  8. Deep Water
  9. Proverb of Ashes
  10. Finding Gabriel