Tag Archives: Cardiff

On September 20, 2010.

On September 20, 2010, “Columbia” label released “Postcards from a Young Man”, the tenth Manic Street Preachers studio album. It was recorded October 2009 – June 2010, at “Faster Studio” in Cardiff, Wales, and was produced by James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire, Sean Moore, Dave Eringa and Loz Williams.

Personnel:

  • James Dean Bradfield– lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, mandola
  • Nicky Wire– bass guitar, acoustic guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Sean Moore– drums, percussion, trumpet
  • Ian McCulloch– co-lead vocals
  • John Cale– keyboards, noise
  • Duff McKagan– bass guitar
  • Loz Williams – piano, Hammond organ, mellotron
  • Nick Naysmith – piano, Hammond organ
  • Catrin Wyn Southall – vocal arrangement, backing vocals
  • Melissa Henry, Osian Rowlands, Gareth Treseder, Fflur Rowlands, Roland George, Aled Powys Williams – backing vocals
  • Andy Walters – string arrangement, strings
  • Joanna Walters, Carly Worsford, Bernard Kane, Simon Howes, Nathan Stone, Richard Phillips, Claudine Liddington – strings
  • Chris Lord-Alge, Tom Elmhirst– mixing
  • Dave Eringa– engineering, mixing
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Loz Williams – engineering

Track listing:

All lyrics by Nicky Wire; all music by James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore, except where noted.

  1. (It’s Not War) Just the End of Love
  2. Postcards from a Young Man
  3. Some Kind of Nothingness – Wire
  4. The Descent (Pages 1 & 2)
  5. Hazelton Avenue
  6. Auto-Intoxication
  7. Golden Platitudes
  8. I Think I Found It – James Dean Bradfield
  9. A Billion Balconies Facing the Sun
  10. All We Make Is Entertainment
  11. The Future Has Been Here 4Ever
  12. Don’t be Evil
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On March 16, 2009.

On March 16, 2009, “Rough Trade” label released “Dark Days/Light Years”, the ninth Super Furry Animals studio album. It was recorded 2007 – 2009, at “Faster Recording Studio” in Cardiff, and was produced by Chris Shaw, Gruff Rhys, Huw Bunford, Guto Pryce, Cian Ciaran and Dafydd Leuan.

Personnel:

  • Gruff Rhys- vocals, guitar, electric saz, vocoder, keyboard
  • Huw Bunford- guitar, bass guitar, electric saz, vocals
  • Guto Pryce- bass guitar
  • Cian Ciaran- keyboards, electronics, guitar, vocals
  • Dafydd Leuan- drums, vocals
  • Nick McCarthy- spoken word
  • Kris Jenkins – percussion
  • Jessica Rochman – strings
  • Chris Shaw – mixing, engineering
  • Dave Newfeld– recording
  • Stuart Hawkes – mastering
  • Keiichi Tanaami, Pete Fowler- artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Gruff Rhys, Huw Bunford, Guto Pryce, Cian Ciaran and Dafydd Leuan, except where noted.

  1. Crazy Naked Girls
  2. Moped Eyes
  3. Inaugural Trams – Gruff Rhys, Huw Bunford, Guto Pryce, Cian Ciaran and Dafydd Leuan, Alex Ragnew
  4. Inconvenience
  5. Cardiff in the Sun
  6. The Very Best of Neil Diamond
  7. Helium Hearts
  8. White Socks/Flip Flops
  9. Where Do You Wanna Go?
  10. Lliwiau Llachar
  11. Pric

On September 16, 2013.

On September 16, 2013, “Columbia” label released “Rewind the Film”, the eleventh Manic Street Preachers album. It was recorded in 2013, at “Faster Studios” in Cardiff, Wales;

“Rockfield Studios” in Monmouthshire, Wales, and “Hansa Studios” in Berlin, and was produced by James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire, Sean Moore, Alex Silva and Loz Williams.

Personnel:

  • James Dean Bradfield– lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
  • Nicky Wire– bass guitar, vocals
  • Sean Moore– drums
  • Loz Williams – keyboard, engineering, mixing
  • Lucy Rose– vocals
  • Gavin Fitzjohn– horn arrangemen; baritone and tenor saxophone; trumpet
  • John Rey – piano
  • Richard Hawley– lead vocals; Hawaiian guitar
  • Andy Walters, Joanna Walters – violin
  • Barnard Kane – viola
  • Nathan Stone – cello
  • Tim Tautorat – celeste; string arrangement; violin; keyboards
  • Cate Le Bon– lead vocals
  • Sean Read – horn arrangement; trumpets; saxophone
  • Nick Nasmyth – keyboards
  • Guy Massey – mixing
  • Dave Eringa– mixing
  • Tim Young – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by James Dean Bradfield, Nick Jones, Sean Moore except where noted.

  1. This Sullen Welsh Heart
  2. Show Me the Wonder
  3. Rewind the Film – James Dean Bradfield, Nick Jones, Sean Moore, David Axelrod
  4. Builder of Routines
  5. 4 Lonely Roads
  6. (I Miss the) Tokyo Skyline
  7. Anthem for a Lost Cause
  8. As Holy as the Soil (That Buries Your Skin)
  9. 3 Ways to See Despair
  10. Running Out of Fantasy
  11. Manorbier
  12. 30-Year War

 

 

On June 19, 2006.

On June 19, 2006, “B-Unique” label released “Not Accepted Anywhere”, the debut Automatic album. It was recorded October 2005 – January 2006, at “Stir Studio” in Cardiff, “Elevator Studio” in Liverpool, “The Chapel” in South Thoresby, “The Peace Rooms” in Hammersmith, and was produced byStephen Harris, Richard Jackson and Ian Broudie.The cover and album booklet artwork were by Richard Stockton. The  “BBC” ranked “Not Accepted Anywhere” amongst the top 10 greatest Welsh albums of the 2000s (decade).

Personnel:

  • Robin Hawkins- lead vocals, bass guitar
  • James Frost- guitar, vocals
  • Alex Pennie- synthesisers, keyboards, percussion, vocals
  • Iwan Griffiths- drums, percussion
  • D*Face – artwork

Track listing:

  1. That’s What She Said
  2. Raoul
  3. You Shout You Shout You Shout You Shout
  4. Recover
  5. Monster
  6. Lost at Home
  7. Keep Your Eyes Peeled
  8. .. I Hate You Guys
  9. On the Campaign Trail
  10. Team Drama
  11. By My Side
  12. Rats