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On June 18, 2021.

On June 18, 2021, “Universal Music Enterprises” label released “Crash of the Crown”, the seventeenth Styx studio album. It was recorded 2021 – 2021, at “The Shop” “Studio Amontillado”, “Blackbird Studios”, “Blue Sound and Music”, “Todd’s Studio”, and was produced by Will Evankovich.

Personnel:

  • Tommy Shaw – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, banjo
  • James Young – vocals, electric guitars
  • Lawrence Gowan – vocals, piano, B3 organ, synthesizers, mellotron
  • Ricky Phillips – bass guitar
  • Chuck Panozzo – bass guitar
  • Todd Sucherman – drums, percussion
  • Will Evankovich – acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, synthesizers, soundscapes, percussion, backing vocals, engineer, mixing
  • Michael Bahan – tablas
  • Steve Patrick – piccolo trumpet
  • Alan Hertz – engineer, mixing
  • JR Taylor, Scott Rottler, Russ Mackay, Sean Badum, Devan Skaggs – engineer
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Todd Gallopo – art direction, design, illustration
  • Mike Mettler – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. The Fight of Our Lives – Tommy Shaw, Will Evankovich
  2. A Monster – Tommy Shaw, Will Evankovich, Lawrence Gowan
  3. Reveries – Tommy Shaw, Will Evankovich
  4. Hold Back the Darkness – Tommy Shaw, Will Evankovich
  5. Save Us from Ourself – Tommy Shaw, Will Evankovich, Lawrence Gowan
  6. Crash of the Crown – Tommy Shaw, Will Evankovich, Lawrence Gowan
  7. Our Wonderful Lives – Tommy Shaw, Will Evankovich
  8. Common Ground – Tommy Shaw, Will Evankovich, Lawrence Gowan
  9. Sound the Alarm – Tommy Shaw, Will Evankovich
  10. Long Live the King – Will Evankovich
  11. Lost at Sea – Lawrence Gowan
  12. Coming Out the Other Side – Tommy Shaw, Will Evankovich, Ricky Phillips
  13. To Those – Tommy Shaw, Will Evankovich
  14. Another Farewell – Will Evankovich
  15. Stream – Tommy Shaw

On March 5, 2021.

On March 5, 2021, “RCA” label released “When You See Yourself”, the eighth Kings of Leon studio album. It was recorded 2020 – 2021. At “Blackbird Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Markus Dravs.

Personnel:

  • Caleb Followill – vocals, guitar
  • Matthew Followill – vocals, guitar, synthesizer
  • Jared Followill – vocals, bass, acoustic guitar
  • Nathan Followill – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Liam O’Neil – piano, organ, mellotron, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Timothy Deaux – backing vocals
  • Iain Berryman – engineer
  • Sean Badum – engineer assistant
  • Mark “Spike” Stent – mixing
  • Matt Wolach – mixing assistant
  • Ted Jensen – mastering

Track listing:

  1. When You See Yourself, Are You Far Away
  2. The Bandit
  3. 100.000 People
  4. Stormy Weather
  5. A Wave
  6. Golden Restless Age
  7. Time in Disguise
  8. Supermarket
  9. Claire & Eddie
  10.  Echoing
  11. Fairytale

On February 28, 2020.

On February 28, 2020, “Fantasy” label released “American Standard”, the twentieth James Taylor studio album. It was recorded at “The Barn” in Washington, MA, “United Recording Studios” in Hollywood, “Capitol Studios” in Los Angeles, “Treasure Isle Studios” and “Blackbird Studios” in Nashville, TN, and was produced by Dave O’Donnell, John Pizzarelli and James Taylor. “American Standard” won “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” at the 63rd “Annual Grammy Awards”.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Kate Markowitz – vocals
  • Arnold McCuller – vocals
  • Caroline Taylor – vocals
  • John Pizzarelli – rhythm guitar
  • Michael Landau – lead guitar
  • Larry Goldings – piano, keyboards
  • Jimmy Johnson – bass
  • Viktor Krauss – double bass
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • Luis Conte – percussion
  • Dorian Holley – vocals
  • Louis Marini, Jr. – saxophones, flute, clarinet
  • Walter Fowler – trumpets, flügelhorn
  • Andrea Zonn – vocals, violin
  • Stuart Duncan – violin
  • Jerry Douglas – dobro, engineer
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Justin Shturtz – mastering assistant

Track listing:

  1. My Blue Heaven – Walter Donaldson, George A. Whiting
  2. Moon River – Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer
  3. Teach Me Tonight – Gene de Paul,, Sammy Cahn
  4. As Easy as Rolling Off a Log – M.K. Jerome, Jack Scholl
  5. Almost Like Being in Love – Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner
  6. Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat – Frank Loesser
  7. The Nearness of You – Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington
  8. You’ve Got to be carefully Taught – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  9. God Bless the Child – Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.
  10. Pennies from Heaven – Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke
  11. My Heart Stood Still – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  12. Ol’ Man River – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  13.  It’s Only a Paper Moon – Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg, Billy Rose
  14. The Surrey with the Fringe on Top – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II

On July 3, 2020.

On July 3, 2020, “Legacy Recordings” label released “First Rose of Spring”, the seventieth Willie Nelson studio album. It was recorded in 2019 at “The Tracking Room”, UMG Studios”, “Blackbird Studios” and “The Tone Dock” Nashville, “Pedernales Studios” in Austin, and was produced by Buddy Cannon.

Personnel:

  • Willie Nelson – Trigger, vocals
  • Buddy Cannon – acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Bobby Terry – acoustic and electric guitar, steel guitar
  • Mike Johnson – steel guitar
  • Catherine Marx – piano, B3 organ, Wurlitzer, Rhodes
  • Mickey Raphael – harmonica
  • Kevin “Swine” Grantt – upright bass
  • Larry Paxton – upright bass
  • Chad Cromwell – drums
  • Lonnie Wilson – drums
  • Sari Reist – strings
  • Kristin Wilkinson – strings
  • David Davidson – strings
  • Connie Ellisor – strings
  • Alicia Enstrom – strings
  • Anthony La Marchina – strings
  • Dave Angell – strings
  • Monisa Angell – strings
  • Jerry Bifano – strings
  • Karen Winkelmann – strings
  • Kristin Wilkinson – string arrangements
  • Melodie Cannon – background vocals
  • Ward Davis – background vocals
  • Tony Castle – recording, mixing
  • Steve Chadie – recording
  • Andrew Mendelson – mastering
  • Luke Armentrout – mastering assistant
  • Kevin Boettger – assistant engineer
  • Michelle Freetley – assistant engineer
  • Matt Leigh – assistant engineer
  • Steve Mazur – assistant engineer
  • Nick Molino – assistant engineer
  • Bryce Roberts – assistant engineer
  • Bobby Terry – additional engineer
  • Bobbi Giel – mastering assistant
  • Andrew Darby – mastering assistant
  • Shannon Finnegan – production coordinator
  • Steven Lamb – copyist
  • Micah Nelson – artwork
  • Alexandra Dascalu Nelson – back cover photo

Track listing:

  1. First Rose of Spring – Randy Houser, Allen Shamblin, Mark Beeson
  2. Blue Star – Willie Nelson, Buddy Cannon
  3. I’ll Break Out Again – Sanger D. Shafer, A. L. “Doodle” Owens
  4. Don’t let the Old Man In – Toby Keith
  5. Just Burnin’ Around – Pete Graves
  6. Our Song – Chris Stapleton
  7. We Are the Cowboys – Billy Joe Shaver
  8. Stealing Home – Maria Cannon-Goodman, Casey Beathard, Don Sampson
  9. I’m the Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised – Wayne Kemp, Bobby Borchers, Mack Vickery
  10. Love Just Laughed – Willie Nelson, Buddy Cannon
  11. Yesterday When I Was Young – Charles Aznavour, Herbert Kretzmer

On May 9, 2011.

On May 9, 2011, “Favorite Gentlemen Recordings” label released “Simple Math” the third Manchester Orchestra studio album. It was recorded August – December 2010, at “Blackbird Studios” in Nashville, TN, “Favorite Gentlemen” in Atlanta, GA, and was produced by Dan Hannon, Andy Hull, Robert McDowell, Jonathan Corley and Christopher Freeman.

Personnel:

  • Andy Hull — lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboard, lyrics
  • Robert McDowell — lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Corley — bass, backing vocals
  • Christopher Freeman — percussion, organ, piano, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Eddie Horst — conductor
  • Ben Talmi — string arrangements
  • Greg Martin — additional string arranging
  • Justin Burns — violin
  • Joy A. Christy — violin
  • Kenn Wagner — violin
  • Sheela Iyengar — violin
  • Olga Shpitko — violin
  • Sou-Chun Su — violin
  • Wesley P. Collins — viola
  • Tania Maxwell — viola
  • Joli Wu — viola

Manchester Orchestra String ensemble

  • Karen Freer — cello
  • Charae Krueger — cello
  • Daniel Laufer — cello
  • Len Clark — drums
  • Benjamin Homola — drums
  • Timothy Very — drums
  • Daniel Dewitt — trombone
  • Brad Fisher — trumpet

School choir

  • Lyndsey Laborde — choir vocals
  • Eli Hannon — choir vocals
  • Jake Hannon — choir vocals
  • Emily Ammons — choir vocals
  • Grace Ammons — choir vocals
  • Lowell Reynolds — engineering
  • Brad Fisher — engineering
  • Billy Hume — additional engineering
  • Graham Hope — mixing assistant
  • Joe Chiccarelli — mixing
  • Vlado Meller — mastering
  • Brian Manley — design, layout
  • Carson Donnelly, Jay Harren — A&R

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy Hull.

  1. Deer
  2. Mighty
  3. Pensacola
  4. April Fool
  5. Pale Black Eye
  6. Virgin
  7. Simple Man
  8. Leave It Alone
  9. Apprehension
  10. Leaky Breaks

On September 29, 2009.

On September 29, 2009, “Roadrunner” label released “God & Guns”, the thirteenth Lynyrd Skynyrd studio album. It was recorded 2008 – 2009, at “Blackbird Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, “Studio Sea” in Fort Myers, Florida, “Sound Kitchen” in Franklin, Tennessee, and was produced by Bob Marlette.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Van Zant– lead vocals, harmonica
  • Gary Rossington– guitars
  • Rickey Medlocke– guitars, backing vocals, harmonica
  • Mark Matejka– guitars, backing vocals
  • Ean Evans– bass, backing vocals
  • Michael Cartellone– drums
  • Billy Powell– keyboards
  • John 5– guitars
  • Rob Zombie– vocals
  • Michael Rhodes– bass
  • Greg Morrow– drums
  • Perry Coleman – background vocals
  • Jerry Douglas– dobro
  • Bob Marlette– piano
  • The Honkettes(Dale Krantz-Rossington & Carol Chase) – backing vocals
  • Lisa Parade – strings arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Still Unbroken – Rickey Medlocke, Gary Rossington, Hughie Thomasson, Johnny Van Zant
  2. Simple Life – Rickey Medlocke, Gary Rossington, Jeffrey Steele, Johnny Van Zant
  3. Little Thing Called You – John Lowery, Rickey Medlocke, Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant
  4. Southern Ways – John Lowery, Bob Marlette, Rickey Medlocke
  5. Skynyrd Nation – John Lowery, Bob Marlette, Rickey Medlocke, Johnny Van Zant
  6. Unwrite that Song – Rickey Medlocke, Tony Mullins, Gary Rossington, Steele, Johnny Van Zant
  7. Floyd – John Lowery, Rickey Medlocke, Gary Rossington, Johhny Van Zant
  8. That Ain’t My America – Rickey Medlocke, Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, Brad Warren, Brett Warren
  9. Comin’ Back For More – Blair Daly, Rickey Medlocke, Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant
  10. God & Guns – Mark Stephen Jones, Travis Meadows, Bud Tower
  11. Storm – John Lowery, Bob Marlette, Rickey Medlocke, Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant
  12. Gifted Hands – John Lowery, Bob Marlette, Rickey Medlocke, Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant

 

On September 7, 2010.

On September 7, 2010, “Universal Republic” label released “Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place”, the fifth Anberlin studio album. It was recorded March – April 2010, at “Blackbird Studios” in Nashville, and was produced by Brendan O’Brien.

Personnel:

  • Stephen Christian– lead vocals, keyboards
  • Joseph Milligan – vocals, lead guitar
  • Christian McAlhaney – vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Deon Rexroat – bass guitar
  • Nathan Young – drums, percussion
  • Brendan O’Brien- engineering, string arrangements, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Stephen Christian, Joseph Milligan, Christian McAlhaney, Deon Rexroat and Nathan Young.

  1. We Owe This to Ourselves
  2. Impossible
  3. Take Me (As You Found Me)
  4. Closer
  5. You Belong Here
  6. Pray Tell
  7. The Art of War
  8. To the Wolves
  9. Down
  10. Depraved

On August 8, 2014.

On August 8, 2014, “Island” label released “Get Hurt”, the fifth and final Gaslight Anthem studio album. It was recorded March – April, 2014, at “Blackbird Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Mike Crossey.

Personnel:

  • Alex Rosamilia– vocals, guitar, keyboard
  • Brian Fallon– vocals, guitar
  • Benny Horowitz – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Alex Levine – vocals, bass
  • Sharon Jones, Natalie Prass– background vocals
  • Ian Perkins – vocals, guitar
  • Mike Crossey– mixing
  • Mike Spink – engineer
  • Jonathan Gilmore – assistant engineer
  • Robin Schmidt – mastering
  • John Van Hamersveld– design, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Fallon, Alex Rosamilia, Alex Levine, and Benny Horowitz.

  1. Stay Vicious
  2. 1.000 Years
  3. Get Hurt
  4. Stray paper
  5. Helter Skeleton
  6. Underneath the Ground
  7. Rollin’ and Tumblin’
  8. Red Violins
  9. Selected Poems
  10. Ain’t That a Shame
  11. Break Your Heart
  12. Dark Places

On June 16, 2017.

On June 16, 2017, “UMe” label released “The Mission”, the sixteenth Styx studio album. It was recorded 2015 – 2017, at “Blackbird Studios”, “The Shop”, “6 Studio Amontillado” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Will Evankovich.

Personnel:

  • Tommy Shaw– vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin
  • James Young– vocals, electric guitars
  • Chuck Panozzo– bass guitar
  • Todd Sucherman– drums, percussion, waterphone
  • Lawrence Gowan– vocals, piano, Hammond B3 organ, synthesizers
  • Ricky Phillips– bass guitar
  • Will Evankovich– additional synthesizers, guitars, sound effects
  • Will Evankovich, Alan Hertz, Sean Badum – engineering
  • JR Taylor – additional engineering
  • Jim Scott – mixing
  • Kevin Dean – assistant mixing engineer
  • Derek Sharp – additional editing
  • Richard Dudd – mastering
  • Todd Gallopo – cover illustration, art direction, design
  • Jason Powell – band photography

Track listing:

  1. Overture – Tommy Shaw
  2. Gone Gone Gone – Will Evankovich, Tommy Shaw, James Young
  3. Hundred Million Miles from Home – Will Evankovich, Tommy Shaw
  4. Trouble at the Big Show – Will Evankovich, Tommy Shaw, James Young
  5. Locomotive – Will Evankovich, Tommy Shaw
  6. Radio Silence – Will Evankovich, Lawrence Gowan, Tommy Shaw
  7. The Greater Good – Will Evankovich, Lawrence Gowan, Tommy Shaw
  8. Time May Bend – Will Evankovich, Tommy Shaw
  9. Ten Thousand Ways – Lawrence Gowan, Tommy Shaw
  10. Red Storm – Will Evankovich, Tommy Shaw
  11. All Systems Stable – Will Evankovich, Lawrence Gowan, Tommy Shaw, Todd Sucherman
  12. Khedive – Lawrence Gowan, Tommy Shaw
  13. The Outpost – Will Evankovich, Lawrence Gowan, Tommy Shaw
  14. Mission to Mars – Tommy Shaw