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On July 7, 2007.

On July 7, 2007, “Merge” label released “Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga”, the sixth Spoon studio album. It was recorded September 2006 – January 2007, at “Public Hi-Fi”, “The Mob House” in Austin, Texas, “Cherokee” in Los Angeles, “Ocean” in Burbank, California, and was produced by Jon Brion, Britt Daniel, Jim Eno, Mike McCarthy, Britt Daniel, Jim Eno, Eric Harvey, and Rob Pope.

Personnel:

  • Britt Daniel – vocals, guitar
  • Jim Eno – drums
  • Eric Harvey – piano, keyboards
  • Rob Pope– bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Britt Daniel, except where noted.

  1. Don’t Make Me a Target
  2. The Ghost of You Lingers
  3. You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
  4. Don’t You Evah – Julian Tepper, Max Tepper, Derek Vockins
  5. Rhythm & Soul
  6. Eddie’s Ragga – Britt Daniel, Jim Eno, Eric Harvey, Eddie Robert
  7. The Underdog
  8. My Little Japanese Cigarette Case
  9. Finer Feelings
  10. Black Like Me

On June 29, 2015.

On June 29, 2015, “Reprise” label released “The Monsanto Years”, the 40th Neil Young album. On the album, Young is accompanied by the band Promise of the Real. It was recorded January – February 2015, at “Teatro Theater” in Oxnard, California, and was produced by Neil Young and John Hanion.

Personnel:

  • Neil Young– vocals, guitar, production, cover design
  • Anthony Logerfo – drums, cover design
  • Corey McCormick – bass guitar, backing vocals, cover design
  • Tato Melgar – percussion, cover design
  • Lukas Nelson– guitar, backing vocals, cover design
  • Micah Nelson– electric guitar, electric charango, backing vocals, cover painting, DVD label art, cover design
  • John Hanlon– engineering
  • Jeff Pinn – engineering
  • Jimmy Sloan – assistant engineering, production coordination
  • Johnnie Burik – assistant engineering
  • Alberto Hernandez – assistant engineering
  • John Hausmann – stage and monitor engineering
  • Chris Kasych – stage and monitor engineering
  • Keith “Moby” Lanoux – guitar tech
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Gary Burden – art direction
  • Howard Chandler Christy– booklet painting
  • Jenice Heo – art direction
  • Eric Johnson – cover art, lettering
  • Other Shoe Photography – booklet cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Young.

  1. A New Day for Love
  2. Wolf Moon
  3. People Want to Hear About Love
  4. Big Box
  5. A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop
  6. Workin’ Man
  7. Rules of Change
  8. Monsanto Years
  9. If I Don’t Know

In June 1972.

In June 1972, “United Artists” label released “Blues Roots”, the fourth Ike Turner album. It was recorded 1971 – 1972, at “Bolic Sound” in Inglewood, California, and was produced by Gerhard Augustin and Ike Turner.

Personnel:

  • Ike Turner – vocals, guitar, arranger, engineer
  • Berry Keene – engineer
  • John Mills – engineer
  • Jim Saunders – engineer
  • Steve Waldman – engineer
  • Jon Echevarrieta – design
  • Mike Salisbury – design
  • Norman Seeff – art direction, photography
  • T. Vinson – cover illustration
  • Frederic Valentine – cover photography
  • John Tobler – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. You’re Still My Baby – Chuck Willis
  2. Tacks in My Shoes – Ike Turner
  3. The Things I Used To Do (I Don’t Do Anymore) – Eddie Jones
  4. Goin’ Home – L. Jennings, J.L. Lattaker
  5. Lawdy Miss Clawdy – Lloyd Price
  6. Right On – Ike Turner
  7. Think – Ike Turner
  8. Rockin’ Blues – Booker Lee
  9. That’s Alright
  10. My Babe – Willie Dixon
  11. Broken Hearted – Jean Tucker
  12. If You Love Me Like You Say – Ike Turner

 

On June 12, 2013.

On June 12, 2013, “XL” label released “Kveikur”, the seventh Sigur Rós studio album. It was recorded 2012 – 2013, at “Sundlaugin Studio” in Mosfellsbær, Iceland, “Eldorado Recording Studios” in Burbank, California, “Pacifique Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Kjartan Sveinsson, Alex Somers,  Jón Þór Birgisson, Georg Hólm, and Orri Páll Dýrason.

Personnel:

  • Jón Þór Birgisson– vocals, guitar
  • Georg Hólm– bass
  • Orri Páll Dýrason– drums
  • Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson – brassarrangement
  • Daníel Bjarnason – stringarrangement
  • Sigrún Jónsdóttir – brass
  • Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson – brass
  • Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir – brass
  • Borgar Magnason – strings
  • Margrét Árnadóttir – strings
  • Pálína Árnadóttir – strings
  • Una Sveinbjarnardóttir – strings
  • Þórunn Ósk Marinósdóttir – strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Jón Þór Birgisson, Georg Hólm and Orri Páll Dýrason.

  1. Brennisteinn
  2. Hrafntinna
  3. Isjaki
  4. Yfirborð
  5. Stormur
  6. Kveikur
  7. Rafstraumur
  8. Bláþráður
  9. Var

On June 5, 2009.

On June 5, 2009, “RCA” label released “West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum”, the third Kasabian studio album. It was recorded 2008 – 2009, at “Orangutan Studios” in Greensboro, North Carolina, “E-Land Mig Studios” in Earl Shilton, Leicestershire, “Lookout Studios” in San Francisco, California, and was produced by Dan the Automator and Sergio Pizzorno. In October 2009, it was voted the best album of the year by “Q” magazine.

Personnel:

  • Tom Meighan– lead vocals
  • Sergio Pizzorno– lead and backing vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, synths, programming
  • Chris Edwards– bass guitar
  • Ian Matthews– drums
  • Dan the Automator– additional programming
  • Jay Mehler– additional guitar
  • Tim Carter – additional guitar, keyboards, percussion
  • Daniel Ralph Martin – additional guitar, piano
  • Rosario Dawson– co-lead vocals
  • Ben Kealey– additional keyboards
  • Rosie Danvers – strings direction
  • Wired Strings – strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Sergio Pizzorno, except where noted.

  1. Underdog
  2. Where Did All the Love Go?
  3. Swarfiga
  4. Fast Fuse
  5. Take Aim
  6. Thick as Thieves
  7. West Ryder Silver Bullet
  8. Vlad the Impaler
  9. Ladies and Gentlemen, Roll the Dice
  10. Secret Alphabets – Sergio Pizzorno, Helmut Zacharias
  11. Fire
  12. Happiness

On June 3, 2008.

On June 3, 2008, “DGC” and “Interscope” labels released self – titled, sixth Weezer album (also known as “Red Album”). It was recorded 2007 – 2008, at “Shangri La Studios”, “Malibu Performing Arts Center” in Malibu, California, “Threshold Studios” in Santa Monica, California, and was produced by Rick Rubin, Jacknife Lee, Brian Bell, Rivers Cuomo, Scott Shriner and Patrick Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Brian Bell– lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, synthesizer
  • Rivers Cuomo– lead and backing vocals, lead guitar, drums
  • Scott Shriner– lead and backing vocals, bass, keyboards, synthesizer
  • Patrick Wilson– lead and backing vocals, lead guitar, keyboards, drums, percussion
  • Andrew Scheps – engineer
  • Eric J– engineer
  • Dana Nielsen– engineer
  • Rich Costey– mixing
  • Dave Collins– mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Rivers Cuomo, except where noted.

  1. Troublemaker
  2. The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (variations on a Shaker Hymn)
  3. Pork and Beans
  4. Heart Song
  5. Everybody Get Dangerous
  6. Dreamin’
  7. Thought I Knew – Brian Bell
  8. Cold Dark World – Scott Shriner, Rivers Cuomo
  9. Automatic – Patrick Wilson
  10. The Angel and the One

On May 23, 1995.

On May 23, 1995, “Sire” label released “Young Blood”, the 38th Jerry Lee Lewis studio album. It was recorded September 1993 – January 1995, at “Blue Jay Recording Studio” in Carlisle, Massachusetts, “House of Blues Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, “Lewis Ranch” in Nesbit, Mississippi, “Sunset Sound Factory” in Los Angeles, California, “Your Place or Mine Studio” in Glendale, California, and was produced by Andy Paley.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Lee Lewis – vocals, piano
  • James Burton- guitar
  • Buddy Harman- drums
  • Kenny Lovelace- guitar, fiddle
  • Andy Paley- drums, backing vocals
  • Joey Spampinato- bass
  • Al Anderson – guitar
  • Don Allen – drums
  • Stuart Aptekar – horns and reeds
  • Tommy Ardonlino – drums
  • Yoshiro Arita – strings
  • Don Baer – guitar
  • Craig Ball – horns and reeds
  • R. Byrd – bass
  • Glen Colson – drums
  • John Curtis – strings
  • Elliot Easton- guitar
  • Bob Efford – horns and reeds
  • Matthew Glaser – strings
  • Bob Glaub- bass
  • Mike Kernan – guitar, backing vocals
  • Bobby B. Keyes – guitar
  • Frank Macchia – horns and reeds
  • Frank Marocco- accordion
  • Jonathan Paley – bass
  • Dave Roe Rorick – bass
  • Mike Turk – harmonica
  • Robby Turner- pedal steel guitar
  • Stanley Watkins – horns and reeds
  • Danny Weinstein – horns and reeds
  • Billy West- backing vocals
  • David Whitney – horns and reeds

Track listing:

  1. I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive – Fred Rose, Hank Williams
  2. Goosebumps – Al Anderson, Andy Paley
  3. Things – Bobby Darin
  4. Miss The Mississippi And You – William Halley, Eric Schoenberg
  5. Young Blood – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  6. Crown Victoria Custom ’51 – Andy Paley, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Burton, Kenny Lovelace
  7. High Blood Pressure – Huey Piano Smith
  8. Restless Heart – A. Paley, J. Burton, J. Richmond, K. Lovelace
  9. Gotta Travel On – D. Lazer, F. Hollerman, L. Ehrlich, L. Hays, P. Clayton, P. Seeger, R. Gilbert
  10. Down the Road a Piece – Don Raye
  11. It Was The Whiskey Talkin’ (Not Me) – A. Paley, J. Paley, M. Kernan, N. Claflin
  12. Poison Love – Elmer Laird
  13. One of them Old Things – Hoy Lindsey, Joel Sonnier
  14. House of Blue Lights – Don Raye, Freddie Slack

 

On May 21, 1982.

On May 21, 1982, “Arista” label released “It’s a Fact”, the debut Jeff Lorber studio album. It was recorded September 1981 – January 1982, at “Indigo Ranch Studios” in Malibu, California, and was produced by Jeff Lorber.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lorber- keyboards, guitar, arranger, conductor
  • Marlon McClain – guitars
  • Nathan East- electric bass guitar
  • John Robinson- drums
  • Greg Walker – vocals
  • Arnold McCuller – vocals
  • Sylvia St. James – vocals
  • Lynne Davis – backing vocals
  • Kenny G(Kenny Gorelick) – soprano and tenor saxophone, flutes
  • Tom Browne – trumpet and flugelhorn
  • Paulinho Da Costa– percussion
  • Pete Christlieb- horn contractor

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Lorber.

  1. Tierra Verde
  2. Full Moon
  3. Warm Springs
  4. It’s a Fact
  5. The Magician
  6. Your Love Has Got Me
  7. Delevans
  8. Always There
  9. Above the Clouds

 

On May 9, 2000.

On May 9, 2000, “Epic” label released “Open the Door”, the fourth Roger Hodgson album. It was recorded 1998 – 2000, at “Studio Arpege” in Les Sorinieres, France, “Eglise Notre Dame de Bon-Port” in Nantes, France, “Unicorn Studios” in Nevada City, California, “Barrandov Studios” in Prague, Czech Republic, and was produced by Alan Simon, Roger Hodgson.

Personnel:

  • Roger Hodgson – vocals, 12 string and electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, piano, harmonium, pipe organ, harpsichord, church organ
  • Trevor Rabin – electric guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Claude Samard – banjo, dobroslide and pedal steel guitar, bouzouki, oud
  • Manuel Delgado – Spanish guitar, palmas
  • Dan Ar Braz – arpeggio guitar
  • Laurent Vernerey – bass guitar
  • Alan Thomson – bass guitar
  • Arnaud Dunoyer – Hammond organ
  • Olivier Rousseau – piano
  • Alan Simon – high whistle, bodhran, harmonica
  • Loïc Ponthieu – drums, wavedrum
  • Denis Banarrosh – percussion
  • Gerry Conway – drums, percussion
  • Jeff Phillips – drums
  • Jean Pierre Meneghin – Scottish drums
  • Gurvan Houdayer – Scottish drums
  • Christophe Negre – saxophone
  • Michel Gaucher – flute
  • Zdenek Rys – oboe
  • Bruno Le Rouzic – bagpipe
  • Pascal Martin – uilleann pipe
  • Jean Louis Roques – accordion
  • Marco Canepa – Morse code
  • Jean-Jacques Milteau – harmonica
  • Dominique Regef – rebec, Hurdy Gurdy
  • Didier Lockwood – violin
  • Pavel Belohlavek – cello
  • Ilana Russell (Alana Cunningham) – children’s choir
  • Sierrah Dietz – children’s chorus
  • Justine Black – children’s chorus
  • Molly Katwman – children’s chorus
  • Nikki Matheson – backing vocals
  • The Symphonic Orchestra of Prague – conducted by Mario Klemens
  • The Bulgarian Voices “Philippopolis” – conducted by Hristo Arabadjiev
  • Samples from: speech by Queen Elizabeth II, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Ronald Reagan, Sevik the wolf

Track listing:

All tracks by Roger Hodgson, except where noted.

  1. Along Came Mary
  2. The More I Look
  3. Showdown
  4. Hungry
  5. The Garden
  6. Death and a Zoo
  7. Love is a Thousand Times
  8. Say Goodbye
  9. Open the Door
  10. For Every Man – Roger Hodgson, Alan Simon

 

On April 21, 2015.

On April 21, 2015, “Sun Dog Records” label released “Concrete Gardens”, the eleventh Tony MacAlpine studio album. It was recorded 2014 – 2015, at Tony MacAlpine home studio in Pasadena, California, and was produced by Tony MacAlpine, and Michael Mesker.

Personnel:

  • Tony MacAlpine– guitar, keyboard, bass
  • Jeff Loomis– guitar solo
  • Aquiles Priester– drums
  • Pete Griffin – bass
  • Lucky Islam – bass
  • Sean Delson – bass
  • Adair Daufembach – mixing
  • Seva David Ball – mastering
  • Michael Mesker – executive production

Track listing:

  1. Exhibitionist Blvd
  2. The King’s Rhapsody
  3. Man in a Metal Cage
  4. Poison Cookies
  5. Epic Napoleon’s Puppet
  6. Sierra Morena
  7. Square Circles
  8. Red Giant
  9. Confession of a Medieval Monument
  10. Concrete Gardens
  11. Maiden’s Wish