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On November 12, 2007.

On November 12, 2007, “WEA” label released “Le Cœur d’un homme”, album by Johnny  Hallyday. It was recorded in 2007, and was produced by Yvan Cassar.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Hallyday – vocals
  • Tony Joe White- electric guitar
  • Taj Mahal- guitar
  • Doyle Bramhall II- electric and slide guitar
  • Claude Engel – acoustic, electric and slide guitar
  • Mark Goldenberg- acoustic and baritone guitar
  • Christophe Guiot – violone
  • James Harman- harmonica
  • Freddy Koella – acoustic, electric, slide and resonator guitar
  • Greg Leisz- lap steel guitar
  • Robin LeMesurier – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Keb’ Mo’- resonator guitar
  • Paul Personne- electric guitar
  • Brian Ray- electric guitar
  • Eric Sauviat – acoustic, electric, slide, baritone and resonator guitar
  • Greg Szlapczynski – harmonica
  • Laurent Vernerey – double bass
  • Yvan Cassar – piano, organ
  • Geoff Dugmore, Denis Benarrosch, Abraham Laboriel, Sr.- drums, percussion
  • Jean Michel Tavernier – brass arrangement
  • Eric Chevalier – programming
  • Daniel Angeli, Sylvie Lancrenon, Jim Marshall, Alain Rolland – photography

Track listing:

  1. Monument Valley – Christian Lejalé, Yvan Cassar, Laurent Vernerey
  2. Etre un homme – Marie-Laure Douce, Yvan Cassar, Laurent Vernerey
  3. Always – Didier Golemanas, Alain Goldstein, Didier Golemanas
  4. Chavirer les foules – Michel Mallory
  5. Vous madame – Jacques Veneruso
  6. Je reviendrai dans tes bras – Jean Fauque, Fred Blondin
  7. Que restera-t-il ? – Didier Golemanas
  8. T’aimer si mal – Marc Lévy, Yvan Cassar
  9. Ma vie – Bruno Putzulu, Yvan Cassar, Laurent Vernerey
  10. Laquelle de toi – Bernard Droguet, Fred Blondin
  11. Sarbacane – Francis Cabrel
  12. Ce que j’ai fait de ma vie – Bernie Taupin, French adaptation :by Lionel Florence, Jim Cregan
  13. I Am the Blues – Bono, Simon Carmody

 

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On May 31, 2004.

On May 31, 2004, “Atlantic” label released “Borrowed Heaven”, the fourth Corrs studio album. It was recorded 2002 – 2004, and was produced by Olle Romo.

Personnel:

  • Andrea Corr– lead vocals, tin whistle
  • Caroline Corr– drums, percussion, bodhran, vocals
  • Jim Corr – acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, piano
  • Sharon Corr – vocals, violin
  • Tim Pierce, Anthony Drennan– additional guitars
  • John O’Brien- additional programming
  • Pecka Erkesjo– bass
  • Jon Button- upright bass
  • Jim McGorman, Jeff Babko– piano
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo- backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by,Andrea Corr, Caroline Corr, Jim Corr and Sharon Corr,  except where noted.

  1. Summer Sunshine
  2. Angel
  3. Hideaway
  4. Long Night
  5. Goodbye
  6. Time Enough for Tears – Bono, Gavin Friday, Maurice Seezer
  7. Humdrum
  8. Even It
  9. Borrowed Heaven
  10. Confidence for Quiet
  11. Baby Be Brave
  12. Silver Strand

On November 22, 2004.

u2_-_how_to_dismantle_an_atomic_bomb

On November 22, 2004, “Island” label released “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb”, the eleventh U2 studio album. It was recorded November 2003 – August 2004, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite, with additional production by Chris Thomas, Jacknife Lee, Nellee Hooper, Flood, Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno and Carl Glanville. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 68 on its list of the “100 Best Albums of the Decade”. “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” was certified 4 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”; 5 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; 2 x Platinum in Brazil by “ABPD”; Platinum in France by “SNEP’; 10 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”; Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; 3 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; 2 x Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”; 4 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 3 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Bono– lead vocals, additional guitar, piano
  • The Edge– guitar, piano, keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • Adam Clayton– bass guitar, keyboards
  • Larry Mullen Jr.– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Jacknife Lee– keyboards, synthesizers
  • Daniel Lanois– guitar, pedal steel, mandolin, shaker

Track listing:

All lyrics by Bono except where noted; all music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.

  1. Vertigo – Bono, The Edge
  2. Miracle Drug – Bono, The Edge
  3. Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own
  4. Love and Peace or Else – Bono, The Edge
  5. City of Blinding Lights
  6. All Because of You
  7. A man and a Woman
  8. Crumbs from Your Table
  9. One Step Closer
  10. Original of the Species
  11. Yahweh – Bono, The Edge

 

 

On October 10, 1988.

rattle-and-hum

On October 10, 1988, “Island” label released “Rattle and Hum”, the sixth U2 studio album. It was recorded 1987 – 1988, at “Sun Studio” in Memphis; “Point Depot”; “Danesmoat”, and “STS Studio” in Dublin; “A&M Studios” and  “Ocean Way”  in Los Angeles, and live in various locations, and was produced by Jimmy Iovine. The album was accompanied by a rockumentary film directed by Phil Joanou. “Rattle and Hum” was certified 7 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in Netherlands; 2 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; 4 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 5 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Bono– lead vocals, additional guitar, harmonica
  • The Edge– guitar, keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • Adam Clayton– bass guitar
  • Larry Mullen Jr.– drums, percussion
  • Bob Dylan– Hammond organ, backing vocals
  • The New Voices of Freedom –gospel choir
  • George Pendergrass, Dorothy Terrell – vocal soloists
  • Joey Miskulin – organ
  • The Memphis Horns– horns
  • B. B. King– vocals,lead guitar
  • Rebecca Evans Russell, Phyllis Duncan, Helen Duncan – backing vocals
  • Brian Eno– keyboards
  • Benmont Tench– Hammond organ
  • Van Dyke Parks– string arrangement
  • Satan and Adam(Sterling Magee and Adam Gussow) – vocals, guitar, percussion, and harmonica (sourced from field recording)
  • Jimi Hendrix– electric guitar (sourced from “Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack” and More as played through U2’s concert PA system)

Track listing:

All lyrics by Bono; all music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr, except where noted.

  1. Helter Skelter” (live at Denver, Colorado) – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  2. Van Diemen’s land – lyrics by The Edge
  3. Desire
  4. Hawkmoon
  5. All Along the Watchtower” (live from “Save the Yuppie Free Concert in San Francisco) – Bob Dylan
  6. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” (live at Madison Square Garden, New York)
  7. Freedom For My People
  8. Silver and Gold” (live from Denver, Colorado)
  9. Pride (In the Name of Love)” (live from Denver, Colorado)
  10. Angel of Harlem
  11. Love Rescue Me
  12. When Love Comes to Town
  13. Heartland
  14. God Part II
  15. The Star Spangled Banner” (Live) – music by John Stafford
  16. Bullet the Blue Sky” (live at Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona)
  17. All I Want is You

On September 9, 2014.

u2_songs_of_innocence

On September 9, 2014, “island” label released “Songs of Innocence”, the thirteenth U2 studio album. It was recorded 2009 – 2014, and was produced by Danger Mouse, with additional production from Paul Epworth,Ryan Tedder, Declan Gaffney and Flood. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Italy by “FIMI” and 2 x Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”.

Personnel:

  • Bono– lead vocals, keyboards, guitar, dulcimer
  • The Edge– guitar, backing vocals, keyboards, programming
  • Adam Clayton– bass guitar, keyboards
  • Larry Mullen, Jr.– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Brian Burton– keyboards, programming, additional percussion, choral arrangement
  • Ryan Tedder– keyboards, programming, acoustic guitar
  • Paul Epworth– keyboards, programming, additional percussion, claps, slide guitar
  • Flood– keyboards
  • Declan Gaffney – acoustic guitar, keyboards, programming, backing vocals, claps, additional percussion, vocal effects
  • Lykke Li– vocals
  • “Classy” Joe Visciano – claps, backing vocals
  • Leo Pearson – keyboards
  • Caroline Dale– cello, string arrangement
  • Natalia Bonner – violin
  • Greg Clark – choir
  • Carlos Ricketts – choir
  • Tabitha Fair – choir
  • Kim Hill – choir
  • Quiona McCollum – choir
  • Nicki Richards – choir
  • Everett Bradley – choir
  • Bobby Harden – choir
  • Ada Dyer – choir

Track listing:

All lyrics by Bono and The Edge; all music by U2.

  1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
  2. Every Breaking Wave
  3. California (There Is No End to Love)
  4. Song for Someone
  5. Iris (Hold Me Close)
  6. Volcano
  7. Raised by Wolves
  8. Cedarwood Road
  9. Sleep Like a Baby Tonight
  10. This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now
  11. The Troubles

On April 22, 2003.

Shine - Daniel_Lanois

On April 22, 2003, “Anti Records” label released “Shine”, album by Daniel Lanois. It was recorded 2002 – 2003, and was produced by Daniel Lanois.

Personnel:

  • Daniel Lanois– guitar, bass, pedal steel guitar, vocals
  • Malcolm Burn– guitar, keyboards
  • Brian Blade– drums
  • Brady Blade, Jr.– drums
  • Daryl Johnson– bass
  • Bono– vocal
  • Emmylou Harris– backing vocal
  • Aaron Embry- Piano, Hammond B3, melodica

Track listing:

All tracks by Daniel Lanois, except where noted.

  1. I Love You
  2. Falling at Your Feet – Bono, Daniel Lanois
  3. As Tears Roll By
  4. Sometimes
  5. Shine
  6. Transmitter
  7. San Juan
  8. Matador
  9. Space Kay
  10. Slow Giving
  11. Fire
  12. Power of One
  13. JJ Leaves LA

On April 21, 2003.

Nina Simone

On April 21, 2003, Eunice Kathleen Waymon aka Nina Simone, died aged 70. She was singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist. In her career, Simone has recorded more than forty albums. Many famous musicians have cited Simone as their influence, among the others: Aretha Franklin, Adele, David Bowie, Antony and the Johnsons, Dianne Reeves , Sade , Beyoncé,  Janis Joplin , Nick Cave, Jeff Buckley, Van Morrison, Elkie Brooks, Lena Horne, Bono, Cat Stevens, Peter Gabriel, Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, Elton John, Alicia Keys and Lana Del Rey. John Lennon cited Simone’s version of “I Put a Spell on You” as a inspiration for the Beatles’ song “Michelle”.

For her work, Simone received various awards including:

  • In 2000, “Grammy Hall of Fame Award”for her interpretation of “I Love You, Porgy”
  • Honorary degrees in music and humanities, from the “University of Massachusetts Amherst” and “Malcolm X College”
  • Honorary degree by the “Curtis Institute of Music”
  • In 2002, city of Nijmegen, in Netherlands, named a street the “Nina Simone straat
  • In 2009, Simone was inducted into the “North Carolina Music Hall of Fame”
  • In 2010, her home town Tryon, in North Carolina, placed her statue in the “Trade Street”