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On April 9, 2007.

On April 9, 2007, “Saddle Creek” label released “Cassadaga”, the seventh Bright Eyes studio album. It was recorded in 2006, and was produced by Mike Mogis. In February 2008, the album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Recording Package”.

Personnel:

  • Conor Oberst– voice, guitar, piano, synthesizer
  • Mike Mogis– voice, guitar, bass, pedal steel, lap steel, mandolin, dobro, percussion , vibraphone, baritone, ukulele, glockenspiel
  • Nate Walcott– organ, piano, electric piano, string, orchestral and woodwind arrangement
  • Ward– voice, guitar
  • Janet Weiss– drums
  • Clark Baechle– percussion
  • Stacy DuPree– voice
  • Sherri DuPree– voice
  • Z Berg– voice
  • Rachael Yamagata– voice
  • Hassan Lemtouni – voice
  • Chris MacDonald- voice
  • Gillian Welch– voice
  • Ted Stevens– voice
  • Sean Foley – voice
  • Maria Taylor– voice
  • Andy LeMaster– voice
  • Jake Bellows– voice
  • Suzie Katayama – conductor
  • Bill Meyers – conductor
  • Dan McCarthy– bass
  • Jason Boesel– voice, drums
  • Anton Patzner– violin
  • David Rawlings– guitar
  • Tim Luntzel– bass
  • John McEntire– percussion , electronics
  • Michael Zerang – percussion
  • Jonathan Crawford – percussion
  • Dan Bitney – percussion
  • Dan Fliegel – percussion
  • David Moyer – bass clarinet
  • Brian Walsh – clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Shane Aspegren– drums, percussion
  • Sarah Wass – flute
  • Myka Miller – oboe
  • Stefanie Drootin– bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Conor Oberst, except where noted.

  1. Clairaudients (Kill or Be Killed)
  2. Four Winds
  3. If the Brakeman Turns My Way – Conor Oberst, Jason Boesel
  4. Hot Knives
  5. Make a Plan to Love Me
  6. Soul Singer in a Session Band
  7. Classic Cars
  8. Middleman
  9. Cleanse Song
  10. No One Would Riot for Less
  11. Coat Check Dream Song – Conor Oberst, Nate Walcott
  12. I Must Belong Somewhere
  13. Lime Tree

 

On June 22, 2004.

On June 22, 2004, “Nonesuch” label released “A Ghost Is Born”, the fifth Wilco studio album. It was recorded November 2003 – March 2004 in New York City, and was produced by Jim O’Rourke, Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Glen Kotche, Leroy Bach and Mikael Jorgensen. In 2005, “A Ghost Is Born” won “Grammy Awards”  for “Best Alternative Music Album” and “Best Recording Package”.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Tweedy– vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizer, filters, loops
  • John Stirratt– bass, guitar, piano, backing vocals, synthesizer, filters, loops
  • Glenn Kotche– drums, percussion, hammered dulcimer, synthesizer, filters, loops
  • Leroy Bach– piano, organ, guitar, bass, vibes, synthesizer, filters, loops
  • Mikael Jorgensen– piano, rocksichord, Farfisa, organ, synthesizer, filters, loops, engineer
  • Jim O’Rourke– piano, guitar, bass, ARP 2600, synthesizer, filters, loops, engineer, mixing
  • Frankie Montuoro – hammered dulcimer, production assistant, technical assistance
  • Karen Waltuch –viola
  • Tim Barnes – percussion
  • Steve Rooke –mastering
  • Chris Shaw – engineer
  • TJ Doherty, Tim Iseler – assistant engineers
  • Stan Doty, Daniel Herbst, Deborah Miles Johnson, Haydn Johnston, Matt Zivich – production assistants, technical assistance
  • Dan Nadel –graphic design
  • Peter Smith – graphic design,photography
  • Mike Schmelling – photography
  • Gladys Nilsson– drawing
  • Ken Waagner – digital supervisor

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Tweedy except where noted.

  1. At Least That’s What You Said
  2. Hell Is Chrome – Jeff Tweedy,Mikael Jorgensen
  3. Spiders (Kidsmoke)
  4. Muzzle of Bees
  5. Hummingbird
  6. Handshake Drugs
  7. Wishful Thinking – Jeff Tweedy,Glenn Kotche
  8. Company in My Back
  9. I’m a Wheel
  10. Theologians – Jeff Tweedy, Mikael Jorgensen, Chris Girard
  11. Less Than You Think – Jeff Tweedy,John Stirratt, Glen Kotche, Mikael Jorgensen,Leroy Bach, Jim O’Rourke
  12. The Late Greats

On September 12, 2008.

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On September 12, 2008, “Warner Bros” label released “Death Magnetic”, the ninth Metallica studio album. It was recorded March 2007 – May 2008, at “Sound City Studios”in Los Angeles; “Shangri La Studios” in Malibu, California; Metallica’s HQ in San Rafael, California, and was produced by Rick Rubin. On the 51st “Grammy Awards” in 2009, Metallica won “Grammy Awards” for “Best Metal Performance” for “My Apocalypse”. Producer Rick Rubin received the award for “Producer of the Year, Non-Classical”, and art directors Bruce Duckworth, David Turner & Sarah Moffat were awarded “Best Recording Package”.” Death Magnetic” was awarded “Best Album in the 2009” at Kerrang! Awards. The album was certified Platinum in Argentina by “CAPIF”; 2 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIIA”; Platinum in Belgium by “BEA”; 4 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; 2 x Platinum in Denmark by “IFPI Denmark”; 3 x Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”; Platinum in Greece by “IFPI Greece”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; Platinum in Mexico by “AMPROFON”;  2 x Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”; Platinum in Portugal by “AFP”;  2 x Platinum in Sweden by “GLF”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; Platinum in UK by the “BPI”; 2 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”, and Platinum in Europe by “IFPI”.

Personnel:

  • James Hetfield– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Kirk Hammett– lead guitar
  • Lars Ulrich– drums
  • Robert Trujillo– bass
  • David Campbell– orchestration
  • Greg Fidelman– mixing, recording
  • Andrew Scheps– mixing
  • Mike Gillies – additional recording
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Dan Monti– digital editing

Track listing:

All lyrics by James Hetfield; all music by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo.

  1. That Was Just Your Life
  2. The End of the Line
  3. Broken, Beat & Scarred
  4. The Day That Never Comes
  5. All Nightmare Long
  6. Cyanide
  7. The Unforgiven III
  8. The Judas Kiss
  9. Suicide & Redemption
  10. My Apocalypse

On August 18, 2008.

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On August 18, 2008, “Todo Mundo” label released “Everything That Happens Will Happen Today”, the second album made in collaboration between  David  Byrne and Brian Eno. It was recorded by Brian Eno in his London home studio through 2006, finished by David Byrne and Leo Abrahams in their New  York  City and London home studios through 2008; additional instrumentation recorded at “Cafe Music Studios” and “Harder Sound” in New York City. The physical releases of the album came with graphics and packaging designed by  Stefan  Sagmeister, with Richard The, Joe Shouldice, and Jared Stone; illustration by Stephan Walter; and production by Gamil Design. At the 51st “Annual Grammy Awards” in February 2009, Stefan Sagmeister won the award for “Best Recording Package”

Personnel:

  • Leo Abrahams– guitars, percussion, piano, hurdy-gurdy, bass  guitar, Dubreq Stylophone, programming, glockenspiel
  • David Byrne– vocals, guitars
  • Brian Eno– bass guitar, vocals, backing vocals,  electric drums,  Kaoss Pad, keyboards, guitars, , brass, backing vocals, traps, keyboards
  • Seb Rochford– live drums
  • Steve Jones– guitars
  • Tim Harries– bass
  • Phil Manzanera– guitar
  • Barry Danielian – brass
  • Dan Levine – brass and arrangement
  • Dave Mann – brass
  • Paul Shapiro– brass
  • Mauro Refosco– murky pandeiro, cricket shaker, reco reco, peddler’s rattle bongo, conga, tambourine, zabumba, cahon, tamborim, shaker
  • Robert Wyatt– frame drum
  • Jarvis Cocker– guitar
  • Melanie Hall QC – backing vocals
  • Darla Eno – vocals
  • Irial Eno – vocals
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • Patrick Dillett – mixing, live brass and percussion recording
  • Robert Harder – live drum recording
  • Cherif Hashizume – live drum recording
  • Sagmeister, Inc.– design
  • Stephan Walter – illustration

Track listing:

All lyrics written by David Byrne; all music by Byrne (vocals) and Brian Eno (instrumentation), except “Strange Overtones” co-written byLeo Abrahams.

  1. Home
  2. My Big Nurse
  3. I Feel My Stuff
  4. Everything That Happens
  5. Life Is Long
  6. The River
  7. Strange Overtones
  8. Wanted for Life
  9. One Fine Day
  10. Poor Boy
  11. The Lighthouse

 

On February 24, 1975.

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On February 25, 1975, “Swan Song” label released “Physical Graffiti”, the sixth studio Led Zeppelin album. It was recorded July – December 1970, January and March 1971, May 1972, January and February 1974, at multiple locations, and was produced by Jimmy Page. The album included unreleased tracks from earlier recording sessions: one outtake from “Led Zeppelin III”, three tracks from “Led Zeppelin IV”, and three tracks from “Houses of the Holy”, including the unused title track. “Physical Graffiti” was certified 16× Platinum in the US by “RIAA”, and 2× Platinum in UK by “BPI”. In 1996, “Mojo” magazine ranked the album at number 47 on its list of “The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made”; in 2000, “Q” magazine ranked the album at number 32 on its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever”; in 2001 “Classic Rock” magazine ranked the album at number 5 at its list of  “100 Greatest Rock Album Ever”; in 2003, the TV network  “VH1” named it the 71st “Greatest album ever”; in 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Physical Graffiti” at number 70 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”; in 2006 “Guitar World” magazine ranked the album at number 9 at its list of “Reader’s Poll: 100 Greatest Guitar Albums”.  In 1976, the album won “Grammy Award for Best Recording Package”.

Personnel:

  • Robert Plant– lead vocals, harmonica, acoustic guitar
  • Jimmy Page– electric, acoustic, lap steel and slide guitar, mandolin
  • John Paul Jones– bass guitar, organ, acoustic and electric piano, mellotron, guitar, mandolin, VCS3 synthesiser, Hohner clavinet, Hammond organ, string arrangement
  • John Bonham– drums, percussion
  • Ian Stewart– piano
  • Peter Corriston– artwork, design, cover design
  • Mike Doud – artwork, design, cover design
  • Elliot Erwitt, P. Fallon, Roy Harper– photography
  • Dave Heffernan – illustrations

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, except where noted.

  1. Custard Pie
  2. The Rover
  3. In My Time of Dying – John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  4. Houses of the Holy
  5. Trampled Under Foot – John Paul Jones, Robert Plant
  6. Kashmir – John Bonham, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  7. In the Light – John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  8. Bron-Yr-Aur – Jimmy Page
  9. Down by the Seaside
  10. Ten Years Gone
  11. Night Flight – John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  12. The Wanton Song
  13. Boogie with Stu – John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Ian Stewart
  14. Black Country Woman
  15. Sick Again