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On May 6, 2014.

On May 6, 2014, “Nonesuch” label released the self-titled, sixth Natalie Merchant album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, at “Clubhouse Recording Studios”, “Electric Lady Studios”, and was produced by Natalie Merchant.

Personnel:

  • Natalie Merchant – vocals
  • Uri Sharlin – grand piano, electric piano, upright piano
  • John Medeski – organ, keyboards
  • Jonathan Dreyden – organ
  • Gabriel Gordon – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Erik Della Penna – electric guitar
  • Jeremy McCoy – double bass
  • John Patitucci – double bass
  • Kurt Muroki – double bass
  • Jesse Murphy – electric bass
  • Marc Friedman – electric bass
  • Shawn Pelton – drums
  • Andrew Barr – drums
  • Kenny Wollesen – drums, percussion
  • Stephen Barber – string arrangements
  • Nadége Foofat – string arrangements
  • Tony Finno – string arrangements
  • Liz Lim – violin
  • Joanna Maurer – violin 
  • Lisa Kim – violin 
  • Quan Ge – violin 
  • Sein Ryu – violin 
  • Sharon Yamada – violin
  • Robert Rinehart – viola
  • Vivek Kamath – viola
  • Alan Stepansky – cello
  • Wei Yu – cello
  • Ru Pie Yeh – cello
  • Eddie Allen – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Clark Gayton – tuba, trombone, horn arrangements
  • Steve Elson – clarinet, saxophones
  • Anthony McGill – clarinet
  • Mindy Kaufmann – flute
  • Johanna Warren, Simi Stone, Tamar-kali, Elizabeth Mitchell – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Natalie Merchant.

  1. Ladybird
  2. Maggie Said
  3. Texas
  4. Go Down Moses
  5. Seven Deadly Sins
  6. Giving Up Everything
  7. Black Sheep
  8. It’s a Coming
  9. Lulu (introduction)
  10. Lulu
  11. The End

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 August 24, 1999.

Bitter

On August 24, 1999, “Maverick Records” label released “Bitter”, the third Meshell Ndegeocello solo studio album. It was recorded 1989 – 1999, and was produced by Craig Street.

Personnel:

  • Meshell Ndegéocello- vocals, electric bass, additional instruments
  • Lisa Coleman- piano, keyboards
  • Wendy Melvoin- guitar
  • Chris Bruce – guitar
  • Doyle Bramhall II- guitar
  • Ronny Drayton- electric guitar
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel guitar
  • David Torn- guitar
  • Abraham Laboriel Jr.- drums, percussion
  • Daniel Sadownick -percussion
  • Biti Straug -background vocals
  • Arif St. Michael – background vocals
  • Joe Henry- vocals
  • Sandra Park -violin
  • Sharon Yamada – violin
  • Robert Rinehart -viola
  • Alan Stepansky -cello
  • Steve Barber –string arrangements
  • Paul Thompson – production assistant
  • Kai Morrison – project coordination
  • Dusty Wakeman –engineer
  • Husky Hoskuids – engineer for additional recordings
  • Tom Schick – engineer for additional recordings
  • Chris Ribando – second engineer
  • Rafael Serrano – second engineer
  • Elijah Bradford – second engineer
  • Roger Moutenot – mixing
  • Josh Turner – mixing assistant
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • Kevin Reagan – art direction, design
  • Gail Swanlund– design
  • Sheryl Nields –photography

Track lsiting:

  1. Adam – Meshell Ndegéocello
  2. Fool of Me – Meshell Ndegéocello, Frederico Gonzalez Peña
  3. Faithful – Meshell Ndegéocello, David Gamson
  4. Satisfy – Meshell Ndegéocello, Frederico Gonzales Peña
  5. Bitter – Meshell Ndegéocello
  6. May This Be Love – Jimi Hendrix
  7. Sincerity – Meshell Ndegéocello,Doyle Bramhall II
  8. Loyalty – Meshell Ndegéocello, Allen Cato
  9. Beautiful – Meshell Ndegéocello
  10. Eve – David Torn, Roger Moutenot
  11. Wasted Time – Meshell Ndegéocello
  12. Grace – Meshell Ndegéocello

On March 16, 2004.

 

David Byrne Grown Backwards

On March 16, 2004, “Nonesuch” label released “Grown Backwards”, the sixth David Byrne album. It was recorded in 2003, at  “Kampo Studios”, “Loveshack Studio”, “Avatar”, “Skyline”, “RPM Studio”, “Sound on Sound” in New York, “Tequila Mockingbird” in Austin, “CaVa Sound Workshops” in Glasgow, “Cheeba Central” in London, and was produced by David Byrne and Patrick Dillett.

Personnel:

  • David Byrne –vocals, nylon-string guitar, electric guitar, dobro. Rhodes, programming
  • David Hilliard– hi-hat
  • Mauro Refosco– marimba, percussion
  • Jane Scarpantoni– cello
  • Elaine Barber– harp
  • Paul Frazier– bass guitar
  • Mike Maddox– accordion
  • Freddie Mendoza– trombone, euphonium
  • John Mills– clarinet, bass clarinet, flute
  • The Tosca Strings:
  • Ames Asbell– viola
  • Jamie Desautels– violin
  • Douglas Harvey –cello
  • Leigh Mahoney– violin
  • Sara Nelson– cello
  • Tracy Seeger– violin
  • Stephen Barber– prepared piano
  • Tom Burritt– marimba, tympani
  • Pamelia Kurstin– theremin
  • Rufus Wainwright– vocals
  • Ray Anderson– trombone
  • Alex Foster– tenor saxophone
  • Earl Gardner– trumpet
  • Vincent Herring– alto saxophone
  • Karen Mantler– organ
  • Keith O’Quinn– trombone
  • Bob Routch– French horn
  • Gary Smulyan– baritone saxophone
  • Lew Soloff– trumpet
  • Bob Stewart– tuba
  • Steve Swallow– bass guitar
  • Lisa Aferiat– violin
  • Georgia Boyd– viola
  • Barry Burns– spacey guitar, Rhodes
  • Donald Gillan– cello
  • Robert Irvine– cello
  • Greg Lawson– violin
  • Una McGlone– bass
  • Johnny Quinn– drum kit
  • Fiona Stephen– violin
  • Joe Cooper– percussion
  • Paul Godfrey– sequencing
  • Ross Godfrey– keyboards
  • Andy Waterworth– bass guitar
  • Jon Blondell– trombone
  • Steve Williams– drum kit
  • Jon Spurney – keyboards
  • Kenny Wollesen– drum kit
  • Jon Blondell – trombone
  • Kenny Wollesen – drum kit
  • Alan Ford– vacuum cleaner
  • Pamelia Kurstin –theremin
  • David Creswell– viola
  • Katherine Fong– violin
  • Soo Hyun Kwon– violin
  • Dawn Hannay– viola
  • Philip Myers– French horn
  • Mark Nuccio– clarinet
  • Sandra Park– violin
  • John Patitucci– bass guitar
  • Alan Stepansky– cellos
  • Jeremy Turner– cellos
  • Jon Vercesi– Rhodes
  • Shelly Woodworth– oboe, English horn
  • Sharon Yamada– violin
  • Patrick Dillett– background vocals

Track listing,

All tracks by David Byrne, except where noted.

  1. Glass, Concrete & Stone
  2. The Man Who Loved Beer – Donald Charles Book, Kurt Wagner
  3. Au fond du Temple Saint Georges Bizet,Eugène Cormon, Michel Carré
  4. Empire
  5. Tiny Apocalypse
  6. She Only Sleeps
  7. Dialog Box
  8. The Other Side of this Life
  9. Why
  10. Pirates
  11. Civilization
  12. Astronaut
  13. Glad
  14. Un Dì, Felice, Eterea – Giuseppe Verdi
  15. Lazy – David Byrne/X-Press 2