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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, 2019.

On June 28, 2019, “Easy Eye Sound” and “Nonesuch” labels released “Let’s Rock”, the ninth Black Keys studio album. It was recorded September 2018 – January 2019, at “Easy Eye Sound” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney.

Personnel:

  • Dan Auerbach– vocals, guitar, bass guitar, percussion
  • Patrick Carney– guitar, drums, percussion
  • Leisa Hans – backing vocals
  • Ashley Wilcoxson – backing vocals
  • Allen Parker – engineer
  • Marc Whitmore – engineer
  • Tchad Blake– mixing
  • Richard Dodd – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney.

  1. Shine a Little Light
  2. Eagle Birds
  3. Lo/Hi
  4. Walk Across the Water
  5. Tell Me Lies
  6. Every Little Thing
  7. Get Yourself Together
  8. Sit Around and Miss You
  9. Go
  10. Breaking Down
  11. Under the Gun
  12. Fire Walk with Me

 

On June 22, 2018.

On June 22, 2018, “HUB” label released “Passwords”, the sixth Dawes studio album. It was recorded in 2018 and was produced by Jonathan Wilson.

Personnel;

  • Taylor Goldsmith– lead vocals, guitar, piano, synth, electric sitar
  • Griffin Goldsmith – drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Wylie Gelber– bass
  • Lee Pardini – keyboards, piano, synth, vibraphone, kalimba, background vocals
  • Jonathan Wilson– guitar, drum machine, synth noise
  • Lucius(Jess Wolfe, Holly Laessig) – background vocals
  • Trevor Menear – slide guitar
  • Josh Johnson – alto sax
  • Peter Jacobson – cello
  • Tom Lea – viola
  • Luis Mascaro – violin
  • Ina Veli – violin

Track listing:

All tracks by Taylor Goldsmith, except where noted.

  1. Living in the Future
  2. Stay Down – Taylor Goldsmith, Jason Boesel, Blake Mills
  3. Crack the Case
  4. Feed the Fire – Taylor Goldsmith, Jason Boesel
  5. My Greatest Invention
  6. Telescope
  7. I Can’t Love
  8. Mistakes We Should Have Made – Taylor Goldsmith, Jason Boesel
  9. Never Gonna Say Goodbye
  10. Time Flies Either Way

 

On June 14, 2019.

On June 14, 2019, “Columbia” label released “Western Stars”, the nineteenth Bruce Springsteen studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Stone Hill” in New Jersey, and was produced by Ron Aniello.

Personnel:

  • Bruce Springsteen – vocals, acoustic, twelve-string and electric guitar, glockenspiel, synth, strings, banjo, percussion, organ, piano, sampler, celesta, organ solo, mellotron
  • Ron Anielo – electric upright bass, piano, acoustic and electric guitar, percussion, vibraphone, bass, synth, sampler, drums, organ, celesta, loops, backing vocal
  • Marc Muller – lap steel guitar
  • Jon Brion– electric guitar
  • Rob Lebert – electric and baritone guitar
  • Greg Leisz, Marc Muller, Marty Rifkin– pedal steel guitar
  • David Sancious– organ
  • Charlie Giordano, David Sancious, Matt Rollings- piano
  • Lenny Castro – congas
  • Gunnar Olsen, Jon Brion, Matt Chamberlain– drums
  • Charlie Giordano- accordion
  • Andrew Sterman– alto flute
  • Alden Banta – bassoon
  • Curt Ramm – flugelhorn
  • Charles Pillow- oboe
  • Leelanee Sterrett– French horn
  • Rachel Drehmann– French horn
  • Jon Brion– celesta
  • Ed Manion- saxophone
  • Lenny Castro- shaker
  • Jon Brion– Farfisa synthesizer
  • Jon Brion– Moog synthesizer
  • Lenny Castro- tambourine
  • Jon Brion- timpani
  • Clark Gayton, Dan Levine- trombone
  • Barry Danielian, Curt Ramm- trumpet
  • Avatar Strings – Desiree Elsevier, Robert Reinhart, Vivek Kamath- viola
  • Stone Hill Strings – Rebecca Young, Shmuel Katz- viola
  • Luis Villalobos, Soozie Tyrell- violin
  • Avatar Strings – Annaliesa Place, Liz Lim, Emily Popham, Hyunju Lee, Joanna Maurer, Jung Sun Yoo, Lisa Kim, Sharon Yamada, Suzanne Ornstein- violin
  • Stone Hill Strings – Hyunju Lee, Joanna Maurer, Lisa Kim- viola
  • Avatar Strings – Alan Stepansky, Nathan Vickery- cello
  • Stone Hill Strings – Alan Stepansky- cello
  • Lisa Kim – concertmaster
  • Rob Mathes – conductor, arrangements Avatar Strings
  • Scott Tibbs – conductor Stone Hill Stringa, production coordinator
  • Cindy Mizelle, Curtis King, Matthew Koma, Michelle Moore, Soozie Tyrell– backing vocals
  • Patti Scialfa – vocal, vocal arrangements
  • Tobby Scott – loops, programming
  • Rob Lebret, Ron Aniello, Ross Petersen, Toby Scott – engineer
  • Alec Dixon, Brett Rouche, Chris Steffen, Greg Koller – additional engineering
  • Bob Ludwigm- mastering
  • Tom Elmhirst – mixing
  • Joe Visciano – mixing assistant
  • Kevin Buell – technician
  • Michelle Holme – artwork, design
  • Danny Clinch – photography
  • Kalle Gustafsson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bruce Springsteen, except where noted.

  1. Hitch Hikin’
  2. The Wayfarer
  3. Tucson Train
  4. Western Stars
  5. Sleepy Joe’s Cafe
  6. Drive Fast (The Stuntman)
  7. Chasin’ Wild Horses
  8. Sundown
  9. Somewhere North of Nashville
  10. Stones
  11. There Goes My Miracle
  12. Hello Sunshine
  13. Moonlight Motel

On June 14, 2019.

On June 14, 2019, “Drag City” label released “Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest”, the sixth Bill Callahan album (under his own name). It was recorded August 2018 – January 2019, at “Wonder Chamber” in Austin, Texas, and was produced by Bill Callahan.

Personnel:

  • Bill Callahan– vocals, acoustic guitar, Moog synthesizer, percussion, bowed psaltery, bowed banjo, harmonica, Wurlitzer electric piano, Casio SK-1, drum machine, mellotron, piano, kalimba, organ, bells
  • Brian Beattie – upright bass, acoustic bass, electric upright bass (4), percussion, piano, pump organ, Hammond organ, Moog synthesizer, mellotron, celesta, marimbula, bells
  • Matt Kinsey – acoustic guitar, percussion
  • Adam Jones – drumkit
  • Dony Wynn – drumkit
  • Gary Newcomb – lap steel guitar
  • Hanly Banks Callahan – backing vocals
  • Tori Olds – backing vocals
  • Brian Beattie – recording, mixing
  • JJ Golden – mastering
  • Joanna Skumanich – cover drawings
  • Dan Osborn – layout

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Callahan, except where noted.

  1. Shepherd’s Welcome
  2. Black Dog on the Beach
  3. Angela
  4. The Ballad of the Hulk
  5. Writing
  6. Morning is My Godmother
  7. 747
  8. Watch Me Get Married
  9. Young Icarus
  10. Released
  11. What Comes After Certainty
  12. Confederate Jasmine
  13. Call Me Anything
  14. Son of the Sea
  15. Camels
  16. Circles
  17. When We Let Go
  18. Lonesome Valley
  19. Tugboats and Tumbleweeds
  20. The Beast

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 24, 2019.

On May 24, 2019, “étienne” and “BMG” labels released “California Son”, the twelfth Morrissey studio album. It was recorded July – August 2018, at “Sunset Sound” in Hollywood, and was produced by Joe Chiccarelli.

Personnel:

  • Morrissey– lead vocals
  • Steve Aho – orchestration, music copying, musician contractor
  • Boz Boorer– acoustic guitar, electric rhythm guitar, electric guitar, mandolin
  • Joe Chiccarelli– recording, mixing, stylophone, drum programming
  • Roger Manning – electric piano, synthesisers, keyboards, backing vocals, string arrangement, horn arrangement
  • Zac Rae– organ, upright piano, keyboards
  • Gustavo Manzur – synthesisers, accordion
  • Jesse Tobias– electric guitar, 12-string electric guitar, slide guitar, electric rhythm guitar, fuzz guitar, electric baritone guitar, backbeat guitar, acoustic guitar, ebow guitar
  • Dave Levita – acoustic guitar
  • Sean Hurley – bass
  • Matthew Ira Walker – drums, drum programming
  • Valerie Pinkston – group vocals
  • Arnold McCuller – group vocals
  • Brigette Bryant – group vocals
  • Ed Droste– backing vocals
  • Billie Joe Armstrong– backing vocals
  • Ariel Engle– backing vocals
  • Sameer Gadhia– backing vocals
  • Petra Haden– backing vocals
  • LP– additional vocals
  • Lydia Night– backing vocals
  • Little Willie Iniesta – vocals, dog barking
  • Bill Mims – recording
  • Chris Dugan – additional engineering
  • Tim Kvasnosky– additional engineering
  • Marcus Paquin – additional engineering
  • Ryan Freeland – mixing
  • Ken Sluiter – mixing
  • Chris Allgood – mastering
  • Emily Lazar – mastering
  • Lars Fox – digital editing
  • Liam Lynch – art, design
  • Michael Muller – front photography photography

Track listing:

  1. Morning Starship – Jobriath
  2. Don’t interrupt the Sorrow – Joni Mitchell
  3. Only a Pawn in Their Game – Bob Dylan
  4. Suffer the Little Children – Buffy Sainte – Marie
  5. Days of Decision – Phil Ochs
  6. It’s Over – Roy Orbison, Bill Dees
  7. Wedding Bell Blues – Laura Nyro
  8. Loneliness Remembers What happiness Forgets – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  9. Lady Willpower – Jerry Fuller
  10. When You Close Your Eyes – Carly Simon, Billy Mernit
  11. Lenny’s Tune – Tim Hardin
  12. Some Say I Got the Devil – Melanie Safka

 

On May 19, 2018.

On May 19, 2018, Reginald Grant Lucas aka Reggie Lucas died aged 65. He was songwriter, musician (guitar) and record producer. As musician he has recorded and performed with Miles Davis, Carlos Garnett, Babatunde Olatunji, Norman Connors, Flora Purim, Lonnie Liston Smith, Hubert Eaves, Roberta Flack, Urszula Dudziak, James Mtume, Gary Bartz, Zbigniew Seifert, John Lee, Gerry Brown and Masabumi Kikuchi. As producer Lucas worked with Madonna, Mtume, Models, Randy Crawford, Rebbie Jackson, Bunny DeBarge, The Four Tops, John Adams, The Weather Girls, Elisa Fiorillo and Nick Scotti. In 1981, Lucas and James Mtume won a “Grammy Award” for “Best R&B Song” for their composition “Never Knew Love Like This Before”, which was performed by Stephanie Mills. As leader, Lucas has recorded two albums.

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