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On December 1, 2017.

On December 1, 2017, “Interscope” and “Island” labels released “Songs of Experience”, the fourteenth U2 studio album. It was recorded 2014 – 2017, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, “The Garage” in Topanaga, California, “Shangri-La”, “The Woodshed”, ”Waterloo Studios” and “Neptune Valley” in Los Angeles, “Strathmore House” in Killiney, Ireland, “Hanover Quay” and “Windmill Lane Studios” in  Dublin, “Uno Mas Studio” in Brentwood, Tennessee, “The Church Studios” in London, and was produced by Jacknife Leeand Ryan Tedder, Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow, Jolyon Thomas, Brent Kutzle, Paul Epworth, Danger Mouse, and Declan Gaffney. The album was certified Platinum in France by “SNEP”, and Platinum in Italy by “FIMI”.

Personnel:

  • Bono– vocals
  • The Edge– vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Adam Clayton– bass guitar
  • Larry Mullen Jr.– drums, percussion
  • Andy Barlow– additional keyboards, programming, sound design,  engineering, mixing
  • Jacknife Lee– additional keyboards, additional guitar, programming, keyboards, additional backing vocals, mixing, engineering
  • Haim– additional backing vocals
  • Ryan Tedder– programming, additional background vocals, keyboards, additional guitar
  • Brent Kutzle– programming, keyboards, additional keyboards, additional guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Davide Rossi– strings
  • Kendrick Lamar– outro, intro
  • Goshua Usov – additional keyboards
  • Jolyon Thomas – additional guitar, additional keyboards
  • Brandon Collins – string arrangement
  • Amy Helman – violins
  • Avery Bright – violins
  • Betsy Lamb – viola
  • Paul Nelson – cello
  • Noel Zancanella – additional programming
  • Nate Lotz – additional percussion
  • Lady Gaga– background vocals
  • Steve Wilmot – additional percussion
  • Declan Gaffney – additional keyboards
  • Julian Lennon– additional background vocals
  • Andrew Taggart– additional keyboards
  • Paul Epworth– programming, additional keyboards
  • Dawn Kenny – additional credit
  • Steve Lillywhite– mixing
  • Alex Bailey – mixing assistance, engineering assistance
  • Matt Bishop – engineering, mixing assistance
  • Tyler Spry, Drew Bang, Rich Rich, Matt Wiggins  – engineering
  • Dave “Squirrel” Covell, Barry McCready – engineering assistance
  • Matt Bishop, Matty Green – engineering, mixing assistance
  • Christopher Henry – additional engineering, engineering assistance
  • Richard Rainey, Greg Clooney, Doug Sarrett – additional engineering
  • Gosha Usov, Alan Kelly, Aleks Von Korff – engineering assistance
  • Kelana, Tom Elmhirst – mixing
  • Brandon Bost – mixing assistance, engineering
  • Declan Gaffney –  engineering, additional mixing

Track listing:

All lyrics by Bono; all music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr, except where noted.

  1. Love Is All We Have Left
  2. Lights of Home – Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.,Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim, Ariel Rechtshaid
  3. You’re the Best Thing About Me
  4. Get Out of Your Own Way
  5. American Soul
  6. Summer of Love
  7. Red Flag Day
  8. The Showman (Little More Better)
  9. The Little Things That Give You Away
  10. Landlady
  11. The Blackout
  12. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
  13. 13 (There Is a Light)
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On November 24, 2017.

On November 24, 2017, “One Little Indian” label released “Utopia”, the ninth Björk studio album. It was recorded 2016 – 2017, and was produced by Björk, Arca and Rabit.

Personnel:

  • Björk– vocals, digital flute, flute arrangements, vocal arrangements, choir arrangements, cello arrangements, creative direction, cover character
  • Arca– electronics, synth melodies, beats
  • Melkorka Ólafsdóttir, Áshildur Haraldsdóttir.Berglind María Tómasdóttir – solo
  • Steinunn Vala Pálsdóttir
  • Björg Brjánsdóttir
  • Þuríður Jónsdóttir
  • Pamela De Sensi
  • Sigríður Hjördís Indriðadóttir
  • Emilía Rós Sigfúsdóttir
  • Dagný Marinósdóttir
  • Sólveig Magnúsdóttir
  • Berglind Stefánsdóttir
  • Hafdís Vigfúsdóttir
  • Katie Buckley – harp
  • Hamrahlíðarkórinn– choir
  • Þorgerður Ingólfsdóttir – choir conduction
  • Júlia Mogensen – cello
  • Hávarður Tryggvason – contra bass
  • Heba Kadry– mixing
  • Marta Salogni– mixing, vocal mixing
  • Bergur Þórisson – engineering, flute recording engineering, choir recording engineering, harp recording engineering
  • Bart Migal – engineering
  • Chris Elms – engineering, harp recording engineering
  • Mandy Parnell– mastering
  • Jesse Kanda– creative direction, cover art, photography
  • James Merry – creative direction, facepiece
  • Raphael Salley – hair
  • Hungry – make-up
  • Ken Kohl – avian fetus photography
  • M/M Paris– creative direction, typography, digital illumination
  • Robin Carolan– the fifth ear

Track listing:

All tracks by Björk, except where noted.

  1. Arisen My Senses – Björk, Arca
  2. Blissing Me – Björk
  3. The Gate – Björk, Arca
  4. Utopia – Björk
  5. Body Memory – Björk
  6. Features Creatures – Björk, Sarah Hopkins
  7. Courtship – Björk
  8. Losss – Björk
  9. Sue Me – Björk, Arca
  10. Tabula Rasa – Björk
  11. Claimstaker – Björk, Arca
  12. Paradisisa – Björk
  13. Saint – Björk
  14. Future Forever – Björk, Arca

 

 

 

 

 

On November 24, 2017.

On November 24, 2017, “Sour Mash” label released “Who Built the Moon?”, the third Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds studio album. It was recorded October 2013 – June 2017, at “Drama Studios” in Belfast, “The Pool and Hoxa HQ” in London, and was produced by David Holmes.

Personnel:

  • Noel Gallagher– vocals, guitars
  • Jason Falkner– bass guitar
  • Keefus Cianda – keyboards
  • Jeremy Stacey– drums
  • Paul Weller– organ
  • Johnny Marr– guitar and harmonica
  • Samuel Dixon– bass guitar
  • Emre Ramazanoglu – drums, programming
  • Pete Lockett– percussion
  • Mike Rowe – keyboards
  • Martin Slattery– tin whistle, piano
  • Kaidi Tathum – keyboards
  • David Holmes – keyboards, programming, tape loops
  • Charlotte Courbe aka Le Volume Courbe– French spoken word
  • Jim Hunt – saxophone
  • James SK Wān – Rhodes
  • Dominic Glover – trumpet
  • Gabe Noel – cello
  • Rob Lewis – cello
  • Emma Smith and Vince Sipprell – strings
  • Adelaide McKenzie, Beverley Skeete, Sara-Jane Skeete, Mary Pearce, YSÉE aka Audrey Gbaguidi, Michelle John, Janet Ramus, Una McGeogh, Georgina McGeogh – backing vocals
  • Emre Ramazanoglu – mixing, engineering
  • Tristin Norwell– additional engineering
  • Paul “Strangeboy” Stacey – lead vocal recording
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Gareth Halliday – artwork
  • Sara Macdonald – artwork cover model
  • David Newton – cover model photography
  • Matthew Cooper – design
  • Lawrence Watson – booklet photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Noel Gallagher.

  1. Fort Knox
  2. Holy Mountain – contains elements from “Chewin’ Gum Kid” by Rodell
  3. Keep on Reaching
  4. It’s a Beautiful World
  5. She Taught Me How to Fly
  6. Be Careful What You Wish For
  7. Black & White Sunshine
  8. Interlude (Wednesday Part 1)
  9. If Love Is the Law
  10. The Man Who Built the Moon
  11. End Credits (Wednesday Part 2)

 

On November 17, 2017.

On November 17, 2017, “BMG” label released “Low in High School”, the eleventh Morrissey studio album. It was recorded in 2017, at “Forum Studios” in Italy, “La Fabrique Studios” in France, and was produced by Joe Chiccarelli.

Personnel:

  • Morrissey– lead vocals
  • Jesse Tobias, Boz Boorer– guitars
  • Gustavo Manzur – keyboards
  • Mando Lopez – bass guitar
  • Matthew Ira Walker– drums

Track listing:

  1. My Love, I’d Do Anything for You – Morrissey, Mando Lopez
  2. I Wish You Lonely – Morrissey, Boz Boorer
  3. Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up on the Stage – Morrissey, Boz Boorer
  4. Home Is a Question Mark – Morrissey, Mando Lopez
  5. Spent the Day in Bed – Morrissey, Gustavo Manzur
  6. I Bury the Living – Morrissey,Jesse Tobias
  7. In Your Lap – Morrissey, Gustavo Manzur
  8. The Girl from Tel-Aviv Who Wouldn’t Kneel – Morrissey, Gustavo Manzur
  9. All the Young People Must Fall in Love – Morrissey, Boz Boorer
  10. When You Open Your Legs – Morrissey,Jesse Tobias
  11. Who Will Protect Us from the Police? – Morrissey, Boz Boorer
  12. Israel – Morrissey, Gustavo Manzur

 

On November 17, 2017.

On November 17, 2017, “Capitol” label released “I Knew You When”, the eighteenth Bob Seger studio album. It was recorded in 2017, and was produced by Bob Seger.

Personnel:

  • Bob Seger – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, piano, artwork, design
  • Michael Rojas – piano
  • Reese Wynans – piano, Hammond B3
  • Billy Payne – piano
  • Steve Nathan – Hammond B3, piano, synthesizer
  • Rob McNelley, Rick Vito, Biff Watson – acoustic and electric guitar
  • David Cole, Tim Mitchell – acoustic guitar
  • Jim Kaatz – rhythm guitar
  • Tom Bukovac, T. Corenflos, Kenny Greenberg – electric guitar
  • Chris Campbell, Glenn Worf, Jimmie Lee Sloas – bass guitar
  • Chad Cromwell, Greg Morrow, Richie Hayward – drums
  • Eric Darken, Gerard Smerek – percussion
  • Jim “Moose” Brown, John Jarvis – synthesizer
  • Deanie Richardson – fiddle
  • Craig Frost – clavinet
  • Alto Reed, Keith Kaminski – saxophone
  • Mark Byerly, Bob Jensen- trumpet
  • John Rutherford – trombone
  • John Catchings, Carole Rabinowitz – cello
  • Laura Creamer, Herschel Boone, Terena Boone, Bekka Bramlett, Rosemary Butler, Donny Gerrard, Shaun Murphy, Seth Morton, Barbara Payton– background vocals
  • Nicole Frantz – art direction
  • Tom Weschler – design, back cover photography
  • Christopher Lee Lyons – design
  • Bill Blackwell – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Seger, except where noted.

  1. Gracile
  2. Busload of Faith – Lou reed
  3. The Highway
  4. I Knew You When
  5. I’ll Remember You
  6. The Sea Inside
  7. Marie
  8. Runaway Train – Craig Frost, Tim Mitchell, Bob Seger
  9. Something More
  10. Democracy – Leonard Cohen

 

On November 17,2017.

On November 17, 2017, “Anti Records” label released “If All I Was Was Black”, the sixteenth Mavis Staples studio album. It was recorded in 2017, and was produced by Jeff Tweedy.

Personnel:

  • Mavis Staples – vocals
  • Jeff Tweedy – vocals, guitar, bass, percussion
  • Spencer Tweedy – drums, percussion
  • Rick Holmstrom– guitar
  • Jeff Turnes – bass
  • Stephen Hodges- drums, percussion
  • Donny Gerrard, Kelly Hogan, Akenya – backing vocals
  • Glenn Kotche– percussion
  • Scott Ligon – clavinet, piano, organ, Wurly, guitar

Track listing:

  1. Little Bit – Jeff Tweedy
  2. If All I Was Was Black – Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staple
  3. Who Told You That – Jeff Tweedy
  4. Ain’t No Doubt About It – Jeff Tweedy
  5. Peaceful Dream – Jeff Tweedy
  6. No Time for Crying – Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staple
  7. Build a Bridge – Jeff Tweedy
  8. We go High – Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staple
  9. Try Harder – Jeff tweedy
  10. All Over Again – Jeff Tweedy

On November 10, 2017.

On November 10, 2017, “RCA” label released “What If Nothing”, the fourth Walk the Moon studio album. It was recorded in 2017, and was produced by Mike Crossey, Mike Elizondo and Captain Cuts.

Personnel:

  • Nick Petricca – vocals, keyboards, percussion, programming
  • Kevin Ray – vocals, bass, programming
  • Sean Waugaman – vocals, drums, percussion, programming
  • Eli Maiman – vocals, guitar, programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Nicholas Petricca, Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman, Eli Maiman, except where noted.

  1. Press Restart
  2. Headphones
  3. One Foot – Ryan Rabin, Ben Berger, Ryan McMahon
  4. Surrender – Ben Berger, Ryan McMahon
  5. All I Want
  6. All Night
  7. Kamikaze – Ryan Rabin, Ben Berger, Ryan McMahon
  8. Tiger Teeth
  9. Sound of Awakening
  10. Feels Good to Be High
  11. Can’t Sleep (Wolves)
  12. In My Mind
  13. Lost in the Wild