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On May 23, 2012.

On May 23, 2012, “Parlaphone” label released “Valtari”, the sixth Sigur Rós studio album. It was recorded 2009 – 2912, at “Sundlaugin”, “Greenhouse Studios”, “Air Studios”, and was produced by Alex Somers, Jón Þór “Jónsi” Birgisson, Georg “Goggi” Hólm, Kjartan “Kjarri” Sveinsson and Orri Páll Dýrason.

Personnel:

  • Jón Þór “Jónsi” Birgisson – vocals, guitar, bass guitar, harmonica, sampler
  • Georg “Goggi” Hólm – vocals, bass
  • Kjartan “Kjarri” Sveinsson – vocals, keyboards, piano, flute
  • Orri Páll Dýrason – drums
  • Amiina (Hildur Ársælsdóttir, Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir, Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir) – strings, string arrangements
  • Una Sveinbjarnardóttir, Palina Arnadóttir, Borunn Ósk Marinosdóttir, Margret Arnadóttir, Boigar Magnason – strings
  • Holmfridur Benediktsdóttir, Hildur F. Havarjurdóttir, Bjorg Gardursdóttir, Sulka B. Svanhuitardóttir, Brynhildur Melot, Hera Eriksdóttir – backing vocals
  • Daníel Bjarnason – string arrangements
  • The Sixteen – choir
  • Eamonn Dougan – choral direction

Track listing:

All tracks are written by Jón Þór “Jónsi” Birgisson, Georg “Goggi” Hólm, Kjartan “Kjarri” Sveinsson and Orri Páll Dýrason.

  1. Ég anda
  2. Ekki múkk
  3. Varúð
  4. Rembihnútur
  5. Dauðalogn
  6. Varðeldur
  7. Valtari
  8. Fjögur píanó

On May 19, 1998.

On May 19, 1998, “Elektra” label released “Ophelia”, the second Natalie Merchant studio album. It was recorded July 1996 – May 1997, at “Talking Dwarf Studios” in Little Valley, New York, “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Natalie Merchant.

Personnel:

  • Natalie Merchant – vocals, piano
  • Ken Appollo – organ
  • Craig Ross – acoustic guitar 
  • Karin Peris – acoustic guitar 
  • Lokua Kanza – acoustic guitar
  • Craig Ross – electric guitar
  • Daniel Lanois – electric guitar
  • Don Peris – electric guitar
  • Donnie Ward – electric guitar
  • Todd Vos – electric guitar
  • Graham Maby – bass
  • Jay Brunga – acoustic bass
  • Peter Yanowitz – drums
  • Joakim Lartey – percussion
  • Chris Botti – trumpet
  • Tom Varner – French horn
  • Hector Falcon – violin 
  • Kristof Witek – violin
  • Conroy Kuo – viola 
  • Ralph Farris – viola
  • Garo Yellin – cello 
  • Michelle Kinney – cello
  • Karin Peris – vocals
  • N’Dea Davenport – vocals
  • Karl Berger – string arrangements, conductor
  • John Holbrook – engineer
  • Rupert Coulso – engineer
  • Todd Vos – engineer
  • Ricky Graham – engineer assistant
  • Jim Scott – mixing
  • Mike Scotella – mixing assistant
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Yungchen Lhamo – translation from Tibetan

Track listing:

All tracks by Natalie Merchant.

  1. Ophelia
  2. Life is Sweet
  3. Kind & Generous
  4. Frozen Charlotte
  5. My Skin
  6. Break Your Heart
  7. King of May
  8. Thick as Thieves
  9. Effigy
  10. The Living
  11. When They Ring the Golden Bells 

On March 2, 1973.

On March 2, 1973, “Harvest” label released “ELO 2”, the second  Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) studio album. It was recorded May – October 1972, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Jeff Lynne.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lynne – lead vocals, guitars, Moog synthesizer
  • Bev Bevan – drums, percussion
  • Richard Tandy – piano, harmonium, Moog synthesizer, guitar, backing vocals
  • Mike de Albuquerque – bass, backing vocals
  • Mike Edwards – cello
  • Wilf Gibson – violin
  • Colin Walker – cello
  • Roy Wood – bass, cello
  • Marc Bolan – guitar
  • Carl Wayne – lead vocals
  • Mike Salisbury – art direction
  • Lloyd Ziff – design
  • Marty Evans – photograhpy
  • Al Vandenburg – photograhpy

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Lynne, except where noted.

  1. In Old England Town (Boogie No. 2)
  2. Momma
  3. Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry, Ludwig Van Beethoven
  4. From the Sun to the World (Boogie No. 1)
  5. Kuiama

On February 24, 1998.

On February 24, 1998, “Melankolic Records” label released “The Space Between Us”, the debut Craig Armstrong album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Olympic, Mayfair” and “Air Studios” in London, “Christchurch Studios” in Bristol and “Ca Va Studios” in Glasgow, and was produced by Craig Armstrong and Marius de Vries.

Personnel:

  • Craig Armstrong – piano, keyboards, orchestra arrangements, conductor, programming
  • Marius de Vries – programming
  • Richard T. Norris – programming
  • Alan Douglas, Andy Bradfield, Ben Fenner, Neil Davidge, Richard T. Norris – engineer
  • Andy Bradfield, Mark “Spike” Stent – mixing
  • Kevin Metcalfe – mastering
  • David James Associates – art direction, design
  • Malcolm Webb – photography
  • Steve Wiley – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Craig Armstrong.

  1. Weather Storm
  2. This Love
  3. Sly II
  4. After the Storm
  5. Laura’s Theme
  6. My Father
  7. Balcony Scene (Romeo and Juliet)
  8. Rise
  9. Glasgow
  10. Let’s Go Out Tonight
  11. Childhood
  12. Hymn

On January 11, 1984.

On January 11, 1984, “Sire” label released “Learning to Crawl”, the third Pretenders studio album. It was recorded May 1982 – 1983, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Chrissie Hynde – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Robbie McIntosh – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Malcolm Foster – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Martin Chambers – lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion
  • Billy Bremner – vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
  • Tony Butler – bass guitar
  • Andrew Bodnar – vocals, bass guitar
  • Paul Carrack – vocals, piano
  • Steve Churchyard – engineer
  • Peter Barrett – art direction
  • Paul Cox – front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Chrissie Hynde, except where noted.

  1. Middle of the Road
  2. Back on the Chain Gang
  3. Time the Avenger
  4. Watching the Clothes
  5. Show Me
  6. Thumbelina
  7. My City Was Gone
  8. Thin Line Between Love and Hate – Richard Poindexter, Robert Poindexter, Jackie Members
  9. I Hurt You
  10. 2000 Miles

On November 7, 1977.

On November 7, 1977, “A&M” label released “A Pauper in Paradise”, the fifth Gino Vannelli studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “AIR Studios”, and “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Gino Vanelli, and Joe Vanelli.

Personnel:

  • Gino Vannelli – lead vocals, arranger
  • Joe Vannelli – Fender Rhodes, synthesizers, acoustic piano, synthesizer programming, backing vocals; synthesizer, arstring and brass arrangements
  • Bill Meyers – acoustic piano, synthesizers, synth bass, backing vocals
  • Chris Rhyne – keyboards, synth bass
  • Mark Davis – bass guitar
  • Casey Scheuerell – drums
  • John J. Mandel – timpani, percussion
  • Dido Morris – congas, bongos
  • Dick Morrissey – tenor saxophone
  • Don Sebesky – orchestration, conductor
  • Barry Griffiths – orchestra leader
  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – orchestra
  • Joanie Bartels – backing vocals
  • Joanne Jayde – backing vocals
  • Jay Stone – backing vocals
  • The John McCarthy Choir – choir
  • Norm Kinney; John Kurlander – engineer
  • Steve Prestage – assistant engineer
  • Jon Kelly – remixi
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Fabio Nicola, Roland Young – art direction
  • Joanne Jayde – design
  • Beth Kelly – poster photography
  • Paul McCreath – back cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Gino Vannelli.

  1. Mardi Gras
  2. Valleys of Valhalla
  3. The Surest Things Can Change
  4. One Night with You
  5. A Song and Dance
  6. Black and Blue
  7. A Pauper in Paradise (In Four Movements)

On September 21, 1976.

On September 21, 1976, “A&M” label released “The Gist of the Gemini”, the fourth Gino Vannelli studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Gino Vannelli, Joe Vannelli, and Geoff Emerick.

Personnel:

  • Gino Vannelli – lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano, clavinet, arrangements
  • Joe Vannelli– acoustic and electric pianos, clavinet, synthesizers, string, and brass arrangements
  • Richard Baker – organ, synthesizers, synth bass, string, and brass arrangements
  • Jay Graydon– electric guitar
  • Ross Vannelli – guitar, backing vocals
  • Graham Lear– drums
  • John J. Mandell – timpani, percussion
  • Dido Morris – congas, cuica, timbales
  • Dianne Brooks– backing vocals
  • Brenda Russell– backing vocals
  • The John McCarthy Choir – backing vocals
  • Geoff Emmerick – engineer
  • Jon Kelly, Steve Prestage – assistant engineer
  • Norm Kinney – remixing
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Fabio Nicola – art direction
  • Clive Arrowsmith, Gered Mankowitz – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Gino Vannelli.

  1. Love of My Life
  2. Ugly Man
  3. A New Fix for ’76
  4. Omens of Love
  5. Fly into This Night
  6. War Suite
  7. Prelude to the War
  8. The Battle Cry
  9. To the War
  10. Carnal Question
  11. After the Last Battle
  12. To the War (Reflection)
  13. Summers of My Life

 

On September 2, 1985.

On September 2, 1985, “10” and “Virgin” labels released “Run for Cover”, the fifth Gary Moore studio album. It was recorded in 1985, at “Marcus Music”, “Eel Pie Studios”, “Sarm East Studios”, “Westside Studios”, Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Andy Johns, Gary Moore, Peter Collins, Beau Hill, and Mike Stone.

Personnel:

  • Gary Moore– lead and backing vocals
  • Glenn Hughes– lead vocals, bass guitar
  • Phil Lynott– lead, co-lead and backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Andy Richards– keyboards
  • Neil Carter– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Don Airey– keyboards
  • Bob Daisley– bass guitar
  • Gary Ferguson – drums
  • Charlie Morgan– drums, electronic drums
  • Paul Thompson– drums
  • James “Jimbo” Barton – sampled drums
  • Tony Platt– engineer, mixing
  • Mike Stone– mixing
  • Stephen BenBen – engineer
  • James “Jimbo” Barton – engineer, mixing assistant
  • Stuart Breed – assistant engineer
  • Mark Saunders– assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Moore, except where noted.

  1. Run for Cover
  2. Reach for the Sky
  3. Military Man – Phil Lynott, Laurence Archer, Mark Stanway
  4. Empty Rooms – Gary Moore, Neil carter
  5. Out in the Fields
  6. Once in a Lifetime
  7. All Messed Up – Gary Moore, Carter Hughes
  8. Listen to Your Heartbeat

 

In July 1971.

In July 1971, “A&M” label released “From the Witchwood”, the fourth Strawbs album. It was recorded February – March 1971, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Visconti.

Personnel:

  • Dave Cousins– lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, dulcimer, banjo, recorder
  • Tony Hooper– lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, autoharp, tambourine
  • Rick Wakeman– piano, organ, celeste, mellotron, Moog synthesizer, clavinet, harpsichord
  • John Ford– lead and backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Richard Hudson– lead and backing vocals, drums, sitar
  • Bill Price– engineer
  • Alan Harris – engineer
  • John Punter– engineer
  • Chris Michie – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Cousins, except where noted.

  1. A Glimpse of Heaven
  2. Witchwood
  3. Thirty Days – John Ford
  4. Flight – Richard Hudson
  5. The Hangman and the Papist
  6. Sheep
  7. Cannon Dale – Richard Hudson
  8. The Shepherd’s Song
  9. In Amongst the Roses
  10. I’ll Carry On beside You

On June 26, 1974.

On June 26, 1974 “Warner Bros” label released “Holiday”, the fourth America studio album. It was recorded April – May 1974, at “AIR Studios” and was produced by George Martin.

Personnel;

  • Dewey Bunnell – vocals, guitars
  • Gerry Beckley – vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass
  • Dan Peek – vocals, bass, guitars, keyboards
  • Willie Leacox – drums, percussion
  • George Martin- arranger, keyboards
  • Geoff Emerick- engineering
  • Peter Henderson – tape operator
  • Gary Burden – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Gerry Beckley, except where noted.

  1. Miniature
  2. Tin Man – Dewey Bunnell
  3. Another Try
  4. Lonely People – Dan Peek, Catherine Peek
  5. Glad to See You – Dan Peek
  6. Mad Dog
  7. Hollywood – Dewey Bunnell
  8. Baby It’s Up to You
  9. You – Dan Peek
  10. Old Man Took – Dewey Bunnell
  11. What Does It Matter
  12. In the Country – Dan Peek