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On July 17, 2020.

On July 17, 2020, “Inside Out” label released “The Absence of Presence”, the sixteenth Kansas studio album. It was recorded 2019 – 2020, and was produced by Zak Rizvi, Phil Ehart and Rich Williams.

Personnel:

  • Ronnie Platt – lead vocals
  • Rich Williams – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Zak Rizvi – electric guitar, backing vocals, mixing
  • Tom Brislin – lead and backing vocals, keyboards
  • David Ragsdale – violin, backing vocals
  • Billy Greer – bass, backing vocals
  • Phil Ehart – drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. The Absence of Presence – lyrics by Tom Brislin, Phil Ehart, music by Zak Rizvi
  2. Throwing Mountains – lyrics by Tom Brislin, Phil Ehart, music by Zak Rizvi
  3. Jets Overhead – lyrics by Tom Brislin, music by Zak Rizvi
  4. Propulsion – music by Tom Brislin
  5. Memories Down the Line – lyrics and music by Tom Brislin
  6. Circus of Illusion – lyrics by Ronnie Platt, music by Tom Brislin
  7. Animals on the Roof – lyrics by Tom Brislin, Phil Ehart, music by Zalk Rizvi
  8. Never – lyrics by Ronnie Platt, Phil Ehart, music by Zak Rizvi
  9. The Song the River Sang – lyrics and music by Tom Brislin

On July 17, 2020.

On July 17, 2020, “BMG Rights Management” label released “Hate for Sale”, the eleventh Pretenders (The) album. It was recorded in 2020, and was produced by Stephen Street.

Personnel:

  • Chrissie Hynde – vocals, guitar,
  • James Walbourne – guitar
  • Nick Wilkinson – bass guitar
  • Martin Chambers – drums
  • Duke Quartet
  • Stephen Street – keyboards, mixing
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Stuart Crouch Creative – design, artwork
  • Matt Holyoak – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Chrissie Hynde and James Walbourne.

  1. Hate for Sale
  2. The Buzz
  3. Lightning Man
  4. Turf Accountant Daddy
  5. You Can’t Hurt a Fool
  6. I Didn’t Know When to Stop
  7. Maybe Love Is in NYC
  8. Junkie Walk
  9. Didn’t Want to Be This Lonely
  10. Crying in Public

On July 17, 2020.

On July 17, 2020, “Rough Trade” label released “Beyond the Pale”, the debut Jarv Is studio album. It was recorded April 2018 – September 2019, at “Peak Cavern” in Derbyshire, UK, “Primavera Sound” in Barcelona, Spain, and was produced by Jason Buckle and Jarvis Cocker.

Personnel:

  • Jarvis Cocker – lead and backing vocals, Boss voice transformer, Vox Starstreamer guitar, Spanish guitar, Gibson Les Paul, Marine Rider guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, piano, Philicorda organ, Korg MS-20 synthesiser, kalimba, synth loop, Mellotron, handclaps, whistling
  • Serafina Steer – miniKORG, microKORG preset, Philicorda organ, harp, Elka Rhapsody, piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, backing vocals, handclaps
  • Emma Smith – violin, saxophone, Vox Starstreamer guitar, backing vocals, handclaps
  • Jason Buckle – synthesizer, 808 programming, cabasa, tambourine, Wasp synthesizer, programmed drums, wah-wah guitar, bass synth, Syncussion, Echoplex, Philicorda organ, electronic percussion, handclaps
  • Andrew McKinney – bass, Fender Bass VI, backing vocals, handclaps, Moog Taurus pedals
  • Adam Betts – drums, percussion, tongue plate percussion, electronic percussion, backing vocals
  • Steve Mackey – programmed strings, original drum sample
  • Jason Domnarski – piano
  • Chris Vatalaro – prepared piano, handclaps
  • Naala – backing vocals
  • Eoban and Cedric Tomlin – backing vocals
  • Andy Pink – live recordings
  • Drew Smith – overdubs and vocals recording
  • Craig Silvey – mixing
  • Max Prior – mixing assistance
  • Dani Spragg – mixing assistance
  • Kevin Metcalfe – mastering
  • Thibault Dargeou – recording
  • Graeme Swinton (Actually) – sleeve design
  • Dave Bunnell – cave photograph
  • Eddie Whelan – band photograph

Track listing:

  1. Save the Whale – Jarvis Cocker, Serafina Steer, Jason Buckle, Emma Smith, Andrew McKinney, Adam Betts
  2. Must I Evolve – Jarvis Cocker, Serafina Steer
  3. Am I Missing Something – Jarvis Cocker, Jason Buckle, Serafina Steer, Steve Mackey
  4. House Music All Night Long – Jarvis Cocker, Serafina Steer, Chris Vatalaro
  5. Sometimes I Am Pharaoh – Jarvis Cocker, Serafina Steer, Steve Mackey
  6. Swanky Modes – Jarvis Cocker, Jason Domnarski, Serafina Steer
  7. Children of the Echo – Jarvis Cocker, Serafina Steer, Jason Buckle

On July 10, 2020.

On July 20, 2020, “BMG” label released “Unfollow the Rules”, the tenth Rufus Wainwright album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, and was produced by Mitchell Froom.

Personnel:

  • Rufus Wainwright – lead and backing vocals
  • Randy Kerber – piano
  • Blake Mills – guitar
  • Adam Levy – guitar
  • George Deoring – guitar
  • Greg Leisz – pedal steel guitar
  • George Deoring – mandoline
  • Mitchell Froom – keyboards, arranger
  • David Plitch – bass
  • Davey Faragher – bass
  • Matt Chamberlain – drums
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Dan Higgins – clarinet, saxophone, flute
  • Laura Brenes – French Horn
  • Nick Daley – trombone
  • Rob Moose – violin, viola
  • Gabriel Cabezas – cello
  • Petra Haden – backing vocals
  • Jennifer Ellis Kampani – backing vocals
  • Jenni Muldaur – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Rufus Wainwright.

  1. Trouble in Paradise
  2. Damsel in Distress
  3. Unfollow the Rules
  4. You Ain’t Big
  5. Romantical Man
  6. Peaceful Afternoon
  7. Only the People That Love
  8. This One’s for the Ladies (That Lunge!)
  9. My Little You
  10. Early Morning Madness
  11. Hatred
  12. Alone Time

On July 20, 2020.

On July 20, 2020, “Chugg Music Entertainment” label released “14 Steps to a Better You”, the second Lime Cordiale studio album. It was recorded in 2020, and was produced by Dave Hammer and Simon Berckelman. At the 2020 “J Awards” in November 2020, “14 Steps to a Better You”, won “Australian Album of the Year”. At the 2020 “ARIA Music Awards”  the album won “Breakthrough Artist – Release”.

Personnel:

  • Oliver Leimbach – vocals, guitar, bass, saxophone, trumpet, flute, clarinet, kazoo
  • Louis Leimbach – vocals, guitar, bass, saxophone, trumpet, flute, clarinet, kazoo 
  • James Jennings – drums
  • Felix Bornholdt – keyboards 
  • Nicholas Polovineo – trombone, trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Chris O’Dea – baritone saxophone
  • Lachlan Hamilton – saxophone
  • Karen Leimbach – cello
  • Lisa Buchanan – violin
  • Dave Hammer – mixing
  • Brian Lucey – mastering
  • Louis Leimbach – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Oliver Leimbach and Louis Leimbach, except where moted.

  1. That’s Life
  2. Robbery – Oliver Leimbach, Louis Leimbach, S.Abrahams, J.Parkfar, B.Choder
  3. No Plans to Make Plans
  4. Inappropriate Behavious – Oliver Leimbach, Louis Leimbach, D.Haddad
  5. Addicted to the Sunshine
  6. On Our Own – Oliver Leimbach, Louis Leimbach, M.Wofford, D.Haddad
  7. We Just Get By – Oliver Leimbach, Louis Leimbach, F.Bornholdt
  8. Money
  9. Screw Loose
  10. Elephant in the Room – Oliver Leimbach, Louis Leimbach, D.Haddad
  11. Dirt Cheap – Oliver Leimbach, Louis Leimbach, M.Wofford
  12. Can’t Take All the Blame
  13.  Dear London
  14. Following Fools – Oliver Leimbach, Louis Leimbach, A.Dowson, D.Haddad

On July 3, 2020.

On July 3, 2020, “Polydor” label released “On Sunset”, the fifteenth Paul Weller studio album. It was recorded in 2019, at “Black Barn Studios” in Surrey, England, and was produced by Jan Kybert and Paul Weller.

Personnel:

  • Paul Weller – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, electric sitar, bass, piano, Rhodes, synths, mellotron, mellotron vibes, mellotron strings, Hammond organ, percussion, claps, Wurly, monotron, samples
  • Steve Brookes – lead and electric guitar
  • Steve Cradock – acoustic and electric guitar, Moog
  • Josh McClorey – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Steve Pilgrim – acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Jan Stan Kybert – drum programming, keys programming, glockenspiel, sound effects, claps, loops, synth bass, Yak, synths, bells, bass synths, canon, drum fills
  • Mick Talbot – Hammond organ
  • Tom Van Heel – piano, drum fills, backing vocals
  • Charles Rees – eminent organ, Moog, Mad Hammond, Ambient FX
  • Jim Jupp – synths
  • Andy Crofts – bass, Moog, mellotron, backing vocals
  • Ben Gordelier – drums, percussion, drum programming, electric guitar
  • Paraorchestra – orchestra
  • Ca Julie Gros – lead and backing vocals
  • Camilla Staveley-Taylor – backing vocals
  • Emily Staveley-Taylor – backing vocals
  • Jessica Staveley-Taylor – backing vocals
  • Col3trane – additional vocal
  • Dave Boraston – trumpet
  • Steve Trigg – trumpet
  • Chris Storr – trumpet, flugel, post horn
  • John Thirkell – trumpet, flugel
  • Lee Thompson – saxophone solo
  • Anthony Gaylard – tenor saxophone
  • Jessamy Holder – baritone saxophone
  • Phil Veacock – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet
  • Alistair White – trombone, bass trombone, euphonium
  • Andy Ross – flute, backward flute
  • Paul Speare – flute
  • Jim Lea – violin
  • Antonio Pagulatos – violin, backing vocals
  • Kotono Sato – violin, backing vocals
  • Stella Page – viola, backing vocals
  • Izzi Dunn – cello, backing vocals
  • Magic Mod – claps

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Weller.

  1. Mirror Ball
  2. Baptiste
  3. Old Father Tyme
  4. Village
  5. More
  6. On Sunset
  7. Equanimity
  8. Walkin’
  9. Earth Beat
  10. Rockets

On July 3, 2020.

On July 3, 2020, “Legacy Recordings” label released “First Rose of Spring”, the seventieth Willie Nelson studio album. It was recorded in 2019 at “The Tracking Room”, UMG Studios”, “Blackbird Studios” and “The Tone Dock” Nashville, “Pedernales Studios” in Austin, and was produced by Buddy Cannon.

Personnel:

  • Willie Nelson – Trigger, vocals
  • Buddy Cannon – acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Bobby Terry – acoustic and electric guitar, steel guitar
  • Mike Johnson – steel guitar
  • Catherine Marx – piano, B3 organ, Wurlitzer, Rhodes
  • Mickey Raphael – harmonica
  • Kevin “Swine” Grantt – upright bass
  • Larry Paxton – upright bass
  • Chad Cromwell – drums
  • Lonnie Wilson – drums
  • Sari Reist – strings
  • Kristin Wilkinson – strings
  • David Davidson – strings
  • Connie Ellisor – strings
  • Alicia Enstrom – strings
  • Anthony La Marchina – strings
  • Dave Angell – strings
  • Monisa Angell – strings
  • Jerry Bifano – strings
  • Karen Winkelmann – strings
  • Kristin Wilkinson – string arrangements
  • Melodie Cannon – background vocals
  • Ward Davis – background vocals
  • Tony Castle – recording, mixing
  • Steve Chadie – recording
  • Andrew Mendelson – mastering
  • Luke Armentrout – mastering assistant
  • Kevin Boettger – assistant engineer
  • Michelle Freetley – assistant engineer
  • Matt Leigh – assistant engineer
  • Steve Mazur – assistant engineer
  • Nick Molino – assistant engineer
  • Bryce Roberts – assistant engineer
  • Bobby Terry – additional engineer
  • Bobbi Giel – mastering assistant
  • Andrew Darby – mastering assistant
  • Shannon Finnegan – production coordinator
  • Steven Lamb – copyist
  • Micah Nelson – artwork
  • Alexandra Dascalu Nelson – back cover photo

Track listing:

  1. First Rose of Spring – Randy Houser, Allen Shamblin, Mark Beeson
  2. Blue Star – Willie Nelson, Buddy Cannon
  3. I’ll Break Out Again – Sanger D. Shafer, A. L. “Doodle” Owens
  4. Don’t let the Old Man In – Toby Keith
  5. Just Burnin’ Around – Pete Graves
  6. Our Song – Chris Stapleton
  7. We Are the Cowboys – Billy Joe Shaver
  8. Stealing Home – Maria Cannon-Goodman, Casey Beathard, Don Sampson
  9. I’m the Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised – Wayne Kemp, Bobby Borchers, Mack Vickery
  10. Love Just Laughed – Willie Nelson, Buddy Cannon
  11. Yesterday When I Was Young – Charles Aznavour, Herbert Kretzmer

On July 3, 2020.

On July 3, 2020, “Domino” label released “Bridge to Quiet”, the eleventh Animal Collective album.

Personnel:

  • Avey Tare (David Portner) – vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, synthesizers, tapes, recording, mixing
  • Panda Bear (Noah Lennox) – vocals, guitar, sampler, synthesizer, drums, percussion, recording, mixing
  • Deakin (Josh Dibb) – vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizer, electronics, percussion, drum machine, recording, mixing
  • Geologist (Brian Weitz) – vocals, electronics, sampler, sequencer, synthesizer,  percussion, recording, mixing
  • Dave Cooley – mastering
  • Dave Portner – artwork
  • Rob Carmichael – design

Track listing:

  1. Rain in Cups
  2. Piggy Knows
  3. Sux-Bier Passage
  4. Bridge to Wuiet

On July 2, 2020.

On July 2, 2020, “Sub Pop” and “Bella Union” labels released “Anthem +3”, an EP by Father John Misty. It was recorded in 2020, at “Fivestar Studios” in Topanga, California, “The Church” in London, and was produced by Josh Tillman and Jonathan Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Josh Tillman – vocals, guitar, bass, harmonica, drums, percussion
  • Jonathan Wilson – guitar, piano, keyboards, percussion
  • Bobby Krlic – piano, guitar, bass, strings, percussion
  • Drew Erickson – various instruments
  • James Gadson – drums
  • Dave Cerminara – engineer, mixing
  • Raymond Tovey – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Anthem – Leonard Cohen
  2. Fallin’ Rain – Link Wray
  3. Trouble – Cat Stevens
  4. One of Us Cannot Be Wrong – Leonard Cohen

On June 26, 2020.

On June 26, 2020, “Infectious Music” released “Kitchen Sink”, the fourth Nadine Shah studio album. It was recorded in 2020, and was produced by Ben Hillier.

Personnel:

  • Nadine Shah – lead vocals
  • Neil MacColl – vocals 
  • Ben Nicholls – bass guitar
  • Pete Wareham – saxophone, flute

Track listing:

All tracks by Nadine Shah and Ben Hiller, except where noted.

  1. Club Cougar
  2. Ladies for Babies (Goats for Love)
  3. Buckfast – Ben Hiller, Nadine Shah, Ben Nichols, Neil MacColl
  4. Dillydally – Ben Hiller, Nadine Shah, Ben Nichols
  5. Trad – Ben Hiller, Nadine Shah, Ben Nichols
  6. Kitchen Sink
  7. Kite
  8. Ukrainian Wine
  9. Wasp Nest
  10. Walk
  11. Prayer Mat – Ben Hiller, Nadine Shah, Neil MacColl