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On April 6, 2009.

On April 6, 2009, “Heavenly Recordings” label released “Kingdom of Rust” the fourth Doves studio album. It was recorded 2006 – 2009, at “Frank Bough Sound III” in Cheshire, “Green Gates” in Eyam, “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales, “Moolah Rouge” Stockport, Manchester, and was produced by Jez Williams, Jim Goodwin, Andy Williams, Dan Austin and John Leckie.

Personnel:

  • Jez Williams – vocals, guitar, synthesiser, bass, piano, organ, banjo, percussion, mixing
  • Jim Goodwin – vocals, bass, guitar
  • Andy Williams – vocals, drums
  • Martin Rebelski.- piano
  • Belinda Hammond – violin
  • Oliver Morris – violin
  • Alexandra Fletcher – viola
  • Elinor Gow – cello
  • Baluji Shrivastav – dilruba
  • Tom Rowlands – arrangements
  • Dan Austin – engineer
  • Adam Whittaker – engineer
  • Will Hensley – Pro tools engineer, mix assistant
  • Michael H. Brauer – mixing
  • Zac Froud – mixing assistant
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Rick Myers – design
  • Deirdre O’Callaghan – band photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jez Williams, Jimi Goodwin, and Andy Williams.

  1. Jetstream
  2. Kingdom of Rust
  3. The Outsiders
  4. Winter Hill
  5. 10:03
  6. The Greatest Denier
  7. Birds Flew Backwards
  8. Spellbound
  9. Compulsion
  10. House of Mirrors
  11. Lifelines

On March 14, 1991.

On March 14, 1991, Jerome Solon Felder aka Doc Pomus died aged 65. He was singer and songwriter, co-writer (together with Mort Shuman) of big number of hits, many of them became rock and roll standards, including: “A Teenager in Love”, “Save The Last Dance For Me”, “Hushabye”, “This Magic Moment”, “Turn Me Loose”, “Sweets For My Sweet”, “Go, Jimmy, Go”, “Little Sister”, “Can’t Get Used to Losing You”, “Suspicion”, “Surrender” and “His Latest Flame”. He also co-wrote with Phil Spector few successful tracks including “Young Boy Blues”, “Ecstasy”, “First Taste of Love” and “What Am I to Do?” His songs were performed by hundreds of artists including The Beatles, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello, Dean Martin, Andy Williams, Bad Company, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Buble, Dolly Parton, Joe Cocker, ZZ Top, Emmy Lou Harris, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Harry Nilsson, John Hiatt, The Beach Boys, B.B. King, Dion, The New York Dolls, Shawn Colvin and Los Lobos. As singer Pomus performed with Milt Jackson, Mickey Baker, and King Curtis. In 1991 he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, in 1992, in the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”, and in 2012 into the “Blues Hall of Fame”.

On August 13, 1971.

On August 13, 1971, Curtis Ousley (born Curtis Montgomery) aka King Curtis died aged 37. He was music director, record producer, and musician (soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, trumpet), worked in various music genres, rhythm, and blues, rock and roll, soul, blues, funk, and soul-jazz. He performed and recorded with numerous musicians and bands including Aretha Franklin, Nat Adderley, Wynton Kelly, ]Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Andy Williams, The Coasters, LaVern Baker, Joe South, John Lennon, the Rimshots, Champion Jack Dupree, Jerry Jemmott, Oliver Jackson, King Pins, Bernard Purdie, The Shirelles, The Noble Band, Cornell Dupree, and  Duane Allman. At the 1970 “Grammy Awards”, Curtis won the “Best R&B Instrumental Performance Grammy” for “Games People Play”. In March 2000, he was posthumously inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”.

On April 3, 2000.

On April 3, 2000, “Heavenly Records” label released “Lost Souls”, the debut Doves studio album. It was recorded 1996 – 2000, at “Frank Bough Sound II (VIBE Recording Studios)” in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, and was produced by Jez Williams, Jimi Goodwin, Andy Williams and Steve Osborne.

Personnel:

  • Jez Williams– acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocals, programming
  • Jimi Goodwin– vocals, bass, acoustic guitar, samples
  • Andy Williams– vocals, drums, harmonica, samples
  • Martin Rebelski– piano
  • Stuart Warburton – harmonica
  • Richard Wheatley – piano, Rhodes
  • Kate Evans, Jane Coyle, Barbara Grunthal, Wendy Edison – strings
  • Steve Osborne- mixing
  • Rick Meyers – art direction, design
  • Richard Mulhearn – photography
  • Mary Scanlon, Matthew Norman, Roger Sargent – band photos

Track listing:

All tracks by Jez Williams, Jimi Goodwin, and Andy Williams.

  1. Firesuite
  2. Here It Comes
  3. Break Me Gently
  4. Sea Song
  5. Rise
  6. Lost Souls
  7. Melody Calls
  8. Catch the Sun
  9. The Man Who Told Everything
  10. The Cedar Room
  11. Reprise
  12. A House

On April 29, 2002.

On April 29, 2002, “Heavenly” label released “The Last Broadcast”, the second Doves studio album. It was recorded January 2001 – January 2002, at “Revolution” in Manchester, “Parr Street Studios” in Liverpool, “The Dairy” in Brixton, “2 kHz” in Shepherds Bush, “Real World Studios” in Bath, Somerset, “Lynch Mob Studio” in London, Under the M60 motorway flyover in Northenden and Jez Williams’ house, and was produced by Steve Osborne, Max Heyes, Jez Williams, Andy Williams and Jimi Goodwin.

Personnel:

  • Jez Williams– vocals, guitar, programming, recording
  • Andy Williams– vocals, drums, programming, recording
  • Jimi Goodwin– vocals, bass, guitar, programming, recording
  • Martin Rebelski – keyboards, glockenspiel
  • Brian Madden – megaphone
  • Jay Rofe-Turner – tambourine
  • Rosie Lowdell – violin
  • Paulette Bailey, Celia Goodwin – violin
  • Jackie Norrie, Sally Herbert – violin
  • Brian Wright – violin, viola
  • Rob Shepley – viola
  • Ian Bracken – cello
  • Marcus Holdaway – cello
  • Sean O’Hagan, Marcus Holdaway – string arrangements
  • Marc Starr, Chris Davies, Billy Booth, Richard Sliwa – percussion
  • Andy Robinson, Marc Bassey – trombon
  • Steve Waterman – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Colin Crawley – tenor sax, flute
  • Duncan Ashby – clarinet
  • Sean O’Hagan, Andy Robinson – brass arrangements
  • Barrington Stewart, Fyza, Lisa Saddoo, Joanne Watson – backing vocals
  • Max Heyes – programming, recording, mixing
  • Adrian Bushby, Danton Supple – engineer
  • Andrea Wright, Darren Nash, Marco Migliari, Paul Grady – assistant engineer
  • Miles Showell – mastering
  • Rick Myers – art direction, design
  • Rich Mulhearn – photography
  • Kevin Westenberg – band photography
  • Julia Baker – artwork features.

Track listing:

All tracks by Jez Williams, Jimi Goodwin, and Andy Williams, except where noted.

  1. Intro
  2. Words
  3. There Goes the Fear
  4. M62 Song – Jez Williams, Jimi Goodwin, Andy Williams, Robert Fripp, Greg Lake, Ian McDonald, Peter Sinfield
  5. Where We’re Calling From
  6. Y.
  7. Satellites
  8. Friday’s Dust
  9. Pounding
  10. Last Broadcast
  11. The Sulphur Man
  12. Caught by the River

On June 26, 2000.

On June 26, 2000, “XL” label released “The Hour of Bewilderbeast”, the debut Badly Drawn Boy studio album. It was recorded in 2000, and was produced by Badly Drawn Boy, Gary Wilkinson, Joe Robinson and Ken Nelson. “The Hour of Bewilderbeast” won the 2000 “Mercury Prize”.

Personnel:

  • Badly Drawn Boy (Damon Gough) – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, lead guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drum machine,  tambourine, harp, handclaps, whistling, slide guitar, harmonica, Wurlitzer electric piano, keyboards,  organ solo, drum machine organs, percussion, crash cymbal,  vibraphone, xylophone, string arrangement, sound effects
  • Spencer Birtwhistle – drums
  • Adrian Dacre – drums
  • Jimi Goodwin– bass
  • Clare Hewitt – backing vocals
  • Sean Kelly – drums, handclaps
  • Matt McGeever – cello, handclaps
  • Sam Morris – bass, keyboards, French horn, handclaps
  • Northern New Orleans Brass Band – horns
  • Ian Rainford – handclaps
  • Martin Rebelski– Wurlitzer electric piano, clavinet, keyboards
  • Joe Robinson – drum programming, loops, theremin, effects, sound effects
  • Derrick Santini – handclaps
  • Ian Smith – drums, electric guitar, percussion, vibraphone, handclaps
  • Paul Taylor – string arrangements
  • Andy Votel– drum programming, effects, piano, keyboards, strings samples, samples
  • Matt Wardle – piano, organ, synthesizer, keyboards, vocals
  • Gary Wilkinson – keyboards, drum programming, sirens, noises
  • Andy Williams– drums
  • Jez Williams– electric guitar, slide guitar
  • Sophie Williams – handclaps

Track listing:

All tracks by Badly Drawn Boy (Damon Gough).

  1. The Shining
  2. Everybody’s Stalking
  3. Bewilder
  4. Fall in a River
  5. Camping Next to Water
  6. Stone on the Water
  7. Another Pearl
  8. Body Rap
  9. Once Around the Block
  10. This Song
  11. Bewilderbeast
  12. Magic in the Air
  13. Cause a Rockslide
  14. Pissing in the Wind
  15. Blistered Heart
  16. Disillusion
  17. Say It Again
  18. Epitaph

On October 9, 1978.

jacues-brel

On October 9, 1978, Jacques Romain Georges Brel died aged 49. He was a Belgian singer, songwriter and actor, widely considered a master of the modern chanson. He recorded most of his songs in French and in Dutch, but he became a major influence on English speaking songwriters and performers such as David Bowie, Alex Harvey, Leonard Cohen, Marc Almond and Rod McKuen. The English translations of his songs were recorded by many famous performers including Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Judy Collins, John Denver, the Kingston Trio,  Scott Walker and Andy Williams. Having sold over 25 million records worldwide, Brel is the fourth best-selling Belgian recording artist of all time.

 

On February 21, 2005.

Some Cities

On February 21, 2005,”Heavenly Records” label released “Some Cities”, the third Doves studio album. “Some Cities” was recorded in 2004 and 2005, and was produced by Doves and Ben Hillier.

Personnel:

  • Ben Hillier – percussion, glockenspiel, piano
  • Guy Garvey– backing vocals
  • Strings – Millennia Strings; arranged by Ian Burdge, contracted by Jonathan Brigden
  • Andrea Wright – footsteps and street noise
  • Janet Remus – backing vocals
  • Martin Rebelski– piano, accordion

Track listing:

All tracks by Jez Williams, Jimi Goodwin, and Andy Williams, except where noted.

  1. Some Cities
  2. Black and White Town
  3. Almost Forgot Myself
  4. Snowden
  5. The Storm – Williams, Goodwin, Williams, Sakamoto
  6. Walk in Fire
  7. One of These Days
  8. Someday Soon
  9. Shadows of Salford
  10. Sky Starts Falling
  11. Ambition