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On October 23, 2020.

On October 23, 2020, “dBpm Records” label released “Love Is the King”, the fourth Jeff Tweedy studio album. It was recorded in April 2020, at “The Loft” in Chicago, IL, and was produced by Jeff Tweedy and Tom Schick.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Tweedy – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, whistling, design
  • Spencer Tweedy – drums, percussion, organ, tambourine, harmony vocals, design
  • Sammy Tweedy – harmony vocals
  • Tom Schick – engineering
  • Mark Greenberg – assistant engineering
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Sheila Sachs – design
  • Robert Capa – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Tweedy, except where noted. 

  1. Love is the King
  2. Opaline
  3. A Robin or a Wren – George Saunders
  4. Gwendolyn
  5. Bad Day Lately
  6. Even I Can See
  7. Natural Disaster
  8. Save It for Me
  9. Guess Again
  10. Troubled
  11. Half Asleep

On October 9, 2020.

On October 9, 2020, “Frontiers” label released “The Symbol Remains”, the fifteenth Blue Öyster Cult album. It was recorded February 2019 – April 2020, at “Mercy College Studio A” in Dobbs Ferry, New York, and was produced by Eric Bloom, Buck Dharma and Richie Castellano.

Personnel:

  • Eric Bloom – vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Buck Dharma – vocals, guitars, keyboards, programming
  • Richie Castellano – vocals, guitars, keyboards, programming
  • Danny Miranda – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Jules Radino – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Albert Bouchard – cowbell, percussion, backing vocals
  • Andy Ascolese – keyboards, piano
  • David Lucas – cowbell, backing vocals
  • Phil Castellano – harmonica, claps, gang vocals, backing vocals, choir programming
  • Kasim Sulton – backing vocals
  • Steve La Cerra – claps, gang vocals, backing vocals
  • Kevin Young – claps, gang vocals, backing vocals
  • John Castellano – backing vocal
  • Jeff Nolan – theremin
  • Steve Schenk – executive producer
  • Richie Castellano – engineer
  • Sam Stauff – engineer
  • Buck Dharma – overdub engineer
  • Steve La Cerra – assistant engineer
  • Tom Lord – mixing
  • Ted Jensen – mastering

Track listing:

  1. That Was Me – Eric Bloom, Richie Castellano, John Shirley
  2. Box in My Head – Donald Roeser, John Shirley
  3. Tainted Blood – Eric Bloom, Richie Castellano
  4. Nightmare Epiphany – John Shirley, Richie Castellano
  5. Edge of the World – Richie Castellano
  6. The Machine – Richie Castellano
  7. Train True (Lennie’s Song) – Donald Roeser, Zeke Roeser
  8. The Return of St. Cecilia – Richie Castellano, Richard Meltzer
  9. Stand and Fight – Eric Bloom, Richie Castellano
  10. Florida Man – Donald Roeser, John Shirley
  11. The Alchemist – Richie Castellano
  12. Secret Road – John Shirley, Donald Roeser
  13. There’s a Crime – Jeff Denny, Jules Radino
  14. Fight – Donald Roeser, Ira Rosoff, James Wold Roeser

On October 8, 2020.

On October 8, 2020, Brian Locking died aged 81. He was musician (bass guitar double bass, piano, harmonica, clarinet) and songwriter, worked as session musician with Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Joe Brown, Conway Twitty, Vince Taylor & His Playboys,  and Brenda Lee, but was best known as bass player of The Wildcast and The Shadows.

On October 2, 2020.

On October 2, 2020, Drive-by-Truckers digitally released “The New OK”, bands thirteenth studio album. It was recorded in 2020, and was produced by David Barbe.

Personnel:

  • Patterson Hood – vocals, guitar, mandocello
  • Mike Cooley – vocals, guitar
  • Jay Gonzalez – vocals, keyboards, guitars
  • Matt Patton – vocals, bass, bass 6
  • Brad Morgan – drums
  • Marc Franklin – trumpet
  • Kirk Smothers – baritone saxophone
  • Lannie McMillan – tenor saxophone
  • Victor Sawyer – trombone
  • Tangela Longstreet – backing vocals
  • Joyce Jones – backing vocals
  • Tawana Cunningham – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Patterson Hood, except where noted.

  1. The New Ok
  2. Tough to Let Go
  3. The Unraveling
  4. The Perilous Night
  5. Sarah’s Flame – Mike Cooley
  6. Sea Island Family
  7. The Distance
  8. Watching the Orange Clouds
  9. The KKK Took My Baby Away – Joey Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone

On September 22, 2020.

On September 22, 2020, “Anti” label released “Shore”, the fourth Fleet Foxes studio album. It was recorded September 2019 – September 2020, at “The Long Pond” in Columbia County, New York, “Studios St. Germain” in Paris, “Vox Recording” in Los Angeles, “The Diamond Mine” in Long Island City, Queens, “Electric Lady Studios” in Greenwich Village, New York, and was produced by Robin Pecknold.

Personnel:

  • Robin Pecknold – vocals, instrumental performance, arrangements
  • Uwade Akhere – vocals
  • Daniel Rossen – acoustic and electric guitar, piano
  • Michael Bloch – classical guitar
  • Marta Sofia Honer – violin, viola
  • The Westerlies
  • Riley Mulherkar – trumpet
  • Chloe Rowlands – trumpet
  • Andy Clausen – trombone
  • Willem de Koch – trombone
  • Joshua Jaeger – drum kit, percussion
  • Christopher Bear – drum kit, percussion
  • Homer Steinweiss – drum kit
  • Meara O’Reilly – vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Tim Bernardes – vocals
  • Kevin Morby – backing vocals
  • Georgiana Leithauser – backing vocals
  • Frederika Leithauser – backing vocals
  • Juliet Butters – backing vocals
  • Faye Butters – backing vocals
  • Beatriz Artola – spoken dialog, engineering, recording, mixing
  • Jon Low – additional engineering
  • Bastien Lozier – additional engineering
  • Michael Harris – additional engineering
  • Chris Cerullo – additional engineering
  • Paul Spring – additional engineering
  • Jens Jungkurth – additional engineering
  • Lauren Marquez – additional engineering
  • Joe LaPorta – mastering
  • Ben Tousley – layout, design
  • Robin Pecknold – layout, design
  • Dino Matt – drawings
  • Hiroshi Hamaya – cover photographs
  • Kersti Jan Werdal – gatefold photograph

Track listing:

All tracks by Robin Pecknold, except where noted.

  1. Wading in Waist-High Water
  2. Sunblind
  3. Can I Believe You
  4. Jara
  5. Featherweight
  6. A Long Way Past the Past
  7. For a Week or Two
  8. Maestranza
  9. Young Man’s Game
  10. I’m Not My Season
  11. Quiet Air / Gioia
  12. Going-to-the-Sun Road – Robin Oecknold, Tim Bernardes
  13. Thymia
  14. Cradling Mother, Cradling Woman
  15. Shore

On September 18,2020.

On September 18, 2020, “Cat-O-Log Records” label released “Tea for the Tillerman 2”, the sixteenth Yusuf / Cat Stevens album. It was recorded in July 2019, at “Les Studios de la Fabrique” in France, and was produced by Yusuf / Cat Stevens and Paul Samwell-Smith.

Personnel:

  • Yusuf / Cat Stevens – lead vocals, Spanish guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12-string guitar, grand piano, keyboards, harpsichord
  • Alun Davies – acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Cregan – acoustic and electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Eric Appapoulay – Spanish guitar, acoustic and electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Bruce Lynch – double bass, electric bass
  • Peter-John Vettese – keyboards, organ, synth horns, string arrangements, backing vocals
  • Kwame Yeboah– drums, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals
  • John Ashton Thomas – string arrangements
  • Christopher Nightingale – arrangements
  • Brother Ali – rap

Track listing:

All tracks by Yusuf / Cat Stevens.

  1. Where Do the Children Play?
  2. Hard Headed Woman
  3. Wild World
  4. Sad Lisa
  5. Miles From Nowhere
  6. But I Might Die Tonight
  7. Longer Boats
  8. Into While
  9. On the Road to Find Out
  10. Father and Son
  11. Tea for the Tillerman

On September 18, 2020.

On September 18, 2020, “Mascot” label released “Violent Allies”, the ninth 10 Years studio album. It was recorded 2019 – 2020, and was produced by Howard Benson.

Personnel:

  • Jesse Hasek – vocals
  • Matt Wantland – guitar
  • Brian Vodinh – guitar, bass, drums, keys, programming, backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. The Shift
  2. The Unknown
  3. Waiting
  4. Déjà Vu
  5. Without You
  6. Cut the Cord
  7. Planets III
  8. Sleep in the Fire
  9. I Wish
  10. Start Again
  11. Planets IV
  12. Say Goodbye

In September 1966

In September 1966, “Phillips” label released “Wild Is the Wind”, the sixth Nina Simone studio album. It was recorded 1964 – 1965, in New York City, and was produced by Hal Mooney. In 2020, it was ranked 212 on “Rolling Stone’s” list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Nina Simone – vocals, piano, arranger
  • Horace Ott – arranger
  • Sid Mark – liner notes
  1. I Love Your Lovin’ Ways – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  2. Four Woman – Nina Simone
  3. What More Can I Say – Horace Ott, Wade Brown Jr.
  4. Lilac Wine – James Shelton
  5. That’s All I Ask – Horace Ott
  6. Break Down and Let It All Out – Van McCoy
  7. Why keep On Breaking My Heart – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  8. Wild is the Wind – Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington
  9. Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair – traditional
  10. If I Should Lose You – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin
  11. Either Way I Lose – Van McCoy

On September 11, 2020.

On September 11, 2020, Frederick Nathaniel “Toots” Hibbert, died aged 77. He was musician (guitar, Hammond organ), singer and songwriter, regarded as reggae pioneer, with six decades long career. He had major influence on popularizing reggae music with songs like “Monkey Man”, “Funky Kingston” and “Pressure Drop”. Even the genre’s name is credited as genesis from his 1968’s song “Do the Reggay”. With his band Toots and the Maytals, he won “Grammy Award” in 2006, for his album “True Love”.

On September 11, 2020.

On September 11, 2020, “Inside Out” label released “Sola Gratia”, the eleventh Neal Morse studio album. It was recorded in April 2020, and was produced by Neal Morse.

Personnel:

  • Neal Morse — vocals, keyboards, guitars, drums
  • Eric Gillette — additional guitars
  • Randy George — bass
  • Bill Hubauer — additional keyboards
  • Mike Portnoy — drums
  • Gideon Klein — strings
  • Gabe Klein — strings engineering
  • Rich Mouser – mixing
  • Thomas Ewerhard — cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Neal Morse.

  1. Preface
  2. Overture
  3. In the name of the Lord
  4. Ballyhoo (The Chosen Ones)
  5. March of the Pharisees
  6. Building a Wall
  7. Sola Intermezzo
  8. Overflow
  9. Warmer Than the Sunshine
  10. Never Change
  11. Seemingly Sincere
  12. The Light on the Road to Damascus
  13. The Glory of the Lord
  14. Now I Can See / The Great Commission