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On August 5, 2014.

On August 5, 2014, “Loma Vista” label released “They Want My Soul”, the eighth Spoon studio album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by Joe Chiccarelli, Dave Fridmann, Britt Daniel, Jim Eno, Rob Pope, Alex Fischel and Eric Harvey.


  • Britt Daniel- vocals, guitar, keyboard
  • Jim Eno- drums, percussion
  • Rob Pope- bass, guitar, keyboard
  • Alex Fischel – guitar, keyboard
  • Eric Harvey – guitar, keyboard
  • Dave Fridmann– mixing, engineering
  • Joe Chiccarelli– engineering
  • Mike McCarthy– mixing
  • Britt Daniel, Jim Eno, Brad Bell, Matt Gerhard, Graham Hope – engineering
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Janet Weiss– song sequencing
  • Matthew Jacobson – art direction, design
  • Britt Daniel – art direction, design
  • Eric Harvey – design assistance
  • Andy Gregg – symbolization
  • Julian Baker – scribe
  • Todd Baxter – photography

Track listing:

  1. Rent I Pay – Britt Daniel
  2. Inside Out – Britt Daniel
  3. Rainy Taxi – Britt Daniel
  4. Do You – Britt Daniel
  5. Knock Knock Knock – Britt Daniel
  6. Outlier – Britt Daniel, Jim Eno, Eric Harvey
  7. They Want My Soul – Britt Daniel
  8. I Just Don’t Understand – Marijohn Wilkin, Kent Westberry
  9. Let Me Be Mine – Britt Daniel
  10. New York Kiss – Britt Daniel, Dan Wilson



On August 5, 2008.

On August 5, 2008, “Nonesuch” label released “Harps and Angels”, the eleventh  Randy Newman studio album. It was recorded in 2008, at “Recorded at Sunset Sound Studios” in Hollywood, “The Newman Stage”, “Twentieth Century Fox Studios” in Beverly Hills, and was produced by Mitchell Froom and Lenny Waronker.

Track listing:

  • Randy Newman – pianist, bandleader
  • Greg Cohen- bass
  • Steve Donnelly – guitar
  • Pete Thomas- drums
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel and acoustic slide guitar
  • Mitchell Froom- keyboard and organ
  • Violins: Roger Wilkie (concertmaster), Eun-Mee Ahn, Jacqueline Brand, Kevin Connolly, Joel Derouin, Julie Ann Gigante, Natalie Leggett, Helen Nightengale, Alyssa Park, Sara Parkins, Katia Popov, Rafael Rishik, Anatoly Rosinsky, Marc Sazer, Tereza Stanislav, Lisa M. Sutton, Sarah Thornblade, Irina Voloshina
  • Violas: Brian Dembow (first viola), Robert Berg, Thomas Diener, Steven Gordon, Roland Kato, Darrin McCann, Victoria Miskolczy, Michael Nowak, Shanti Randall, David Walther
  • Violoncelli: Dennis Karmazyn (first cello), Antony Cooke, Steve Erdody, Christine Ermacoff, Armen Ksajikian, Andrew Shulman, David Speltz, Cecelia Tsan
  • Bass violins: Michael Valerio (first bass violin), Drew Dembowski, Edward Meares, Susan Ranney
  • Flutes: James Walker, Norda Mullen, Geraldine Rotella, David Shostac
  • Clarinets: Gary Boyver, Stuart Clark, Donald Foster, Marty Krystall
  • Saxophones: Daniel Higgins, Gary Foster, Greg Huckins, Bill Liston, Brian Scanlon
  • Oboes: Thomas Boyd, Leslie Reed
  • Bassoons: Kenneth Munday, Michael O’Donovan, Judith Farmer
  • French horns: James Thatcher, Mark Adams, Richard Todd
  • Trumpets: Warren Luening, Malcolm McNab, Daniel Fornero, Jon Lewis, Timothy Morrison
  • Trombones: William Booth, Bruce Fowler, Alesander Iles, William Reichenbach, George Thatcher
  • Tuba: Doug Tornquist
  • Percussion (including mallets): Alan Estes, Gregory Goodall
  • Harps: Jo Ann Turovsky, Allison Allport
  • Accordion: Frank Marocco
  • Background vocals: Carmen Carter, Tim Davis, Luana Jackman, Steve Jackson, Rick Logan, Susan Stevens Logan, Fletcher Sheridan, Oren Waters, Terry Woods
  • Engineered by David Boucher
  • Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig
  • Angry Belgians on “A Piece of the Pie”: Kathie Van Kerckhoven and Jeremy Altervain
  • Happy immigrants on “Laugh and Be Happy”: Los Amigos Locos del Este
  • Orchestral contractor: Sandy DeCrescent
  • Music preparation: Jo Ann Kane Music Services
  • Vocal contractor: Luana Jackman
  • Album photography: Autumn De Wilde
  • Stock photography for booklet by Jupiterimages, Perry Mastrovito, and Photo 24
  • Art direction and design: Barbara De Wilde
  • Production manager for Nonesuch Records: Eli Cane
  • Editorial coordinator for Nonesuch Records: Ronen Givony
  • Executive in charge of production for Nonesuch Records: Karina Beznicki
  • Executive producer: Robert Hurwitz

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman

  1. Harps and Angels
  2. Losing You
  3. Laugh and Be Happy
  4. A Few Words in Defense of Our Country
  5. A Piece of the Pie
  6. Easy Street
  7. Korean Parents
  8. Only a Girl
  9. Potholes
  10. Feels Like Home

On August 5, 2003.


On August 5, 2003, “Epic” label released “Jeff”, the ninth Jeff Beck studio album. It was recorded at “FRS”, “Metropolis Recording Studios”, “Apollo Control” and “BFD Studios” in London, and was produced by Jeff Beck, Andy Wright, Apollo 440,Me One and Dean Garcia. The album song “Plan B” won the award for “Best Rock Instrumental Performance” at the 2004 “Grammy Awards”.


  • Jeff Beck– guitar, mixing
  • Saffron– vocals
  • Andy Wright– vocals, engineering
  • Ronni Ancona– vocals
  • Nancy Sorrell– vocals
  • Apollo 440– vocals, engineering
  • Baylen Leonard – vocals
  • The Beeched Boys – vocals
  • Me One– vocals, mixing
  • Wil Malone – orchestrationarrangement
  • London Session Orchestra – orchestration
  • Steve Barney – drums
  • Dean Garcia– engineering, mixing
  • Dave Bloor – engineering
  • James Brown – engineering
  • Jamie Maher – engineering, mixing
  • John Hudson – additional engineering, additional mixing
  • Ferg Peterkin – engineering assistance
  • Ashley Krajewski – engineering assistance
  • David Torn– mixing, production
  • Michael Barbiero– mixing
  • Howard Gray– mixing
  • Tony Hymas– mixing

Track listing:

  1. So What – Dean Garcia, Jeff beck
  2. Plan B – Ron Aslan, Simon White, Jeff Beck, David Torn
  3. Pork-U-Pine – Jeff Beck, Andy Wright, Paul Holroyde
  4. Seasons – Ishmael Butler, Craig Irving, Maryann Viera, Syze-up, Jeff Beck, Wright, Matthew Vaughan
  5. Trouble Man – Jeff Beck, Dean Garcia, Andy Wright
  6. Grease Monkey – Howard Gray, Trevor Gray, Noko Fisher-Jones, Jeff Beck
  7. Hot Rod Honeymoon – Gray, T. Gray, Fisher-Jones, Jeff Beck
  8. Line Dancing with Monkeys – Ron Aslan, Simon White, David Torn
  9. JB’s Blues – Dean Garcia, Jeff Beck
  10. Pay Me No Mind (Jeff Beck Remix_ – Me One, Jeff Beck
  11. My Thing – Jeff Beck, Nancy Sorrell, Andy Wright
  12. Bulgaria – trad. Arr. by Jeff Beck, Andy Wright
  13. Why Lord Oh Why – Tony Hymas

On August 5, 1983.

Punch the Clock

On August 5, 1983, “F-Beat” label released “Punch the Clock”, eighth Elvis Costello album, his seventh with the Attractions. It was recorded January – April 1983, and was produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, assisted by Gavin Greenaway and Colin Fairley. In 2013, “NME” magazine ranked the album at number 345 in its list of “The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Elvis Costello vocals, guitars, synclavier and casiotone
  • Steve Nieve– piano, emulator, Fairlight CMI, Vox organ, Hammond organ, synclavier
  • Bruce Thomas– electric wal bass guitar
  • Pete Thomas– drums, cymbals
  • Jim Paterson – trombone
  • Jeff Blythe – alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, clarinet
  • Paul Speare– tenor saxophone, flute
  • Dave Plews – trumpet
  • Stewart Robson– trumpet & flugelhorn
  • Afrodiziak(Caron Wheeler and Claudia Fontaine) – backing vocals
  • Chet Baker– trumpet
  • David Bedford– string arrangements
  • Morris Pert– percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Elvis Costello, except where noted.

  1. Let Them All Talk
  2. Everyday I Write the Book
  3. The Greatest Thing
  4. The Element Within Her
  5. Love Went Mad
  6. Shipbuilding – Clive Langer, Elvis Costello
  7. K.O. (Boxing Day)
  8. Charm School
  9. The Invisible Man
  10. Mouth Almighty
  11. King of Thieves
  12. Pills and Soap
  13. The World and His Wife

On August 5, 1969.

The Stooges - The Stooges

On August 5, 1969, “Elektra” label released the self-titled debut studio album by The Stooges. It was recorded in April 1969; at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by John Cale. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 185 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, and ranked the song “1969” in the list of the “100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time”. In 2005, “Q” magazine ranked the song “I Wanna Be Your Dog” at number 13 in its list of the “100 Greatest Guitar Tracks”.


  • Iggy Pop – vocals
  • Dave Alexander– bass guitar
  • Ron Asheton– guitar, vocals
  • Scott Asheton– drums
  • John Cale– piano, sleigh bell, viola
  • Joel Brodsky– sleeve photography
  • Danny Fields– liner notes
  • William S. Harvey – sleeve art direction
  • Jac Holzman– production supervisor

Track listing:

All tracks by The Stooges (Dave Alexander, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton and Iggy Pop).

  1. 1969
  2. I Wanna Be Your Dog
  3. We Will Fall
  4. No Fun
  5. Real Cool Time
  6. Ann
  7. No Right
  8. Little Doll

On August 5, 1967.

Pink Floyd-Piper at the gates of dawn

On August 5, 1967, “EMI” label released “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn”, the debut Pink Floyd studio album. It was recorded February – May 1967, at “EMI Studios” in London, and was produced by Norman Smith. The album, named after the title of chapter seven of Kenneth Grahame’s “The Wind in the Willows”, was the only Pink Floyd’s album recorded by the leadership of Syd Barrett. The album cover featured a kaleidoscopic cover photo of the band by Vic Singh. In 2012, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn” at number 347th on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Syd Barrett– lead guitar, vocals
  • Roger Waters– bass guitar, vocals
  • Richard Wright– Farfisa Compact Duo organ, piano
  • Nick Mason– drums, percussion
  • Syd Barrett – rear cover design
  • Peter Bown – engineering
  • Peter Jenner– intro vocalisations
  • Norman Smith– vocal and instrumental arrangements, drum roll

Track listing:

All tracks by Syd Barrett, except where noted.

  1. Astronomy Domine
  2. Lucifer Sam
  3. Matilda Mother
  4. Flaming
  5. Pow R. Toc H. – Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Rick Wright, Nick Mason
  6. Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk – Roger Waters
  7. Interstellar Overdrive – Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Rick Wright, Nick Mason
  8. The Gnome
  9. Chapter 24
  10. The Scarecrow
  11. Bike

On August 5, 1966.


On August 5, 1966, “Parlaphone” released “Revolver” the seventh Beatles album. It was recorded April – June 1966, at “EMI Studios” in London, and was produced by George Martin. The album brought musical and studio progress compared to the band’s previous albums, including the tape loops on “Tomorrow Never Knows”, classical strings on “Eleanor Rigby” and  Indian-music setting of “Love You To”. The album was recognized by critics as having redefined the parameters of popular music. The album’s Grammy Award-winning cover design was created by Klaus Voormann, old band’s friend from their early years in Hamburg. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Revolver” at number three onits list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • John Lennon– lead, harmony and backing vocals; rhythm and acoustic guitars; piano, Hammond organ, harmonium; tape loops, sound effects; cowbell, tambourine, maracas, handclaps, finger snaps
  • Paul McCartney– lead, harmony and backing vocals; bass, acoustic and lead guitars; piano, clavichord; tape loops, sound effects; handclaps, finger snaps
  • George Harrison– lead, harmony and backing vocals; lead, acoustic, rhythm and bass guitars; sitar, tambura; tape loops, sound effects; maracas, tambourine, handclaps, finger snaps
  • Ringo Starr– drums; tambourine, maracas, handclaps, finger snaps; tape loops; lead vocals on “Yellow Submarine”
  • Anil Bhagwat – tabla
  • Alan Civil– French horn
  • Brian Jones – background vocals
  • Donovan– background vocals
  • Geoff Emerick- tape loops of the marching band
  • George Martin– piano, Hammond organ, tape loops of the marching band
  • Mal Evans– bass drum and background vocals
  • Marianne Faithfull– background vocals
  • Neil Aspinall– background vocals
  • Pattie Boyd– background vocals
  • Tony Gilbert, Sidney Sax, John Sharpe, Jurgen Hess
  • Stephen Shingles, John Underwood – viola
  • Derek Simpson, Norman Jones – cello
  • Eddie Thornton, Ian Hammer, Les Condon – trumpet
  • Peter Coe, Alan Branscombe– tenor saxophone

Track listing

All tracks by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except where noted.

  1. Taxman – George Harrison
  2. Eleanor Rigby
  3. I’m Only Sleeping
  4. Love You To – George Harrison
  5. Here, There and Everywhere
  6. Yellow Submarine
  7. She Said She Said
  8. Good Day Sunshine
  9. And Your Bird Can Sing
  10. For No One
  11. Doctor Robert
  12. I Want To Tell You – George Harrison
  13. Got To Get You Into My Life
  14. Tomorrow Never Knows