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On July 17, 2015.

On July 17, 2015, “Brown Records” label released “Sing into My Mouth” a covers album by Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell. It was recorded in 2015, at “Echo Mountain Recording”, in Asheville, North Carolina, and was produced by Sam Beam.

Personnel:

  1. Ben Bridwell – vocals
  2. Sam Beam – vocals, guitar, banjo, piano, percussion, harmonica, bass, art direction, design
  3. Jim Becker – acoustic and electric guitars, violin, harmonica
  4. Rod Burger – piano, organ, mellotron, accordion
  5. Joe Adamik – bass clarinet, drums, percussion
  6. Matt Lux – bass
  7. Paul Niehaus – pedal steel guitar
  8. Todd Bienvenu – cover painting
  9. Dusty Summers – art direction, design
  10. Charles Peterson – back cover photo

Track listing:

  1. This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) – Chris Frantz, David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymoth
  2. Done This One Before – Ronnie lane
  3. Any Day Woman – Paul Siebel
  4. You Know More Than I Know – John Cale
  5. Bullet Proof Soul – Andrew Hale, Helen Adu, Stuart Matthewman
  6. No Way Out of Here – Kenneth Baker
  7. God Knows (You Gotta Give to Get) – Sarah Assbring
  8. The Straight and Narrow – Jason Pierce
  9. Magnolia – JJ Cale
  10. Am I a Good Man – Willie Clarke
  11. Ab’s Song – Toy Caldwell
  12. Coyote, My Little Brother – Peter La Farge

 

 

In February 1983.

In February 1983, “Chrysalis” label released “Waiting”, the second and the final Fun Boy Three studio album. It was recorded October – December 1982, at “Wessex Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by David Byrne.

Personnel:

  • Terry Hall- vocals
  • Neville Staple- percussion, vocals
  • Lynval Golding- guitar, vocals
  • David Byrne- guitar, mixing
  • Nicky Holland – keyboards, vocals, arranger
  • Ingrid Schroeder – vocals
  • Bethan Peters – bass guitar, vocals
  • June Miles-Kingston- drums, vocals
  • Dick Cuthell– cornet
  • Annie Whitehead– trombone
  • Caroline Lavelle– cello
  • Geraldo d’Arbilly – percussion
  • Jeremy Green – engineer, mixing
  • David Storey – design
  • Mike Owen – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Terry Hall, Neville Staple and Lynval Golding, except where noted.

  1. Murder She Said – Ron Goodwin
  2. The More I See (The Less I Believe)
  3. Going Home
  4. We’re Having All The Fun
  5. The Farmyard Connection
  6. The Tunnel of Love
  7. Our Lips Are Sealed – Terry Hall, Jane Wiedlin
  8. The Pressure of Life (Takes the Weight Off the Body)
  9. Things We Do
  10. Well Fancy That!

 

On February 16, 2010.

On February 16, 2010, “Frenchkiss” label released “Gorilla Manor”, the debut Local Natives album. It was recorded in 2009, at “Red Rockets Glare Studio” in Los Angeles, “Hot Pie Studios” in Pasadena, California, and was produced by Taylor Rice, Kelcey Ayer, Ryan Hahn, Matthew Frazier and Andy Hamm.

Personnel:

  • Taylor Rice — vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Kelcey Ayer — vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Ryan Hahn — vocals, lead guitar
  • Matthew Frazier — vocals, drums
  • Andy Hamm — vocals, bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Taylor Rice, Kelcey Ayer, Ryan Hahn, Matthew Frazier and Andy Hamm,  except “Warning Sign” by David Byrne and Chris Frantz.

  1. Wide Eyes
  2. Airplanes
  3. Sun Hands
  4. World News
  5. Shape Shifter
  6. Camera Talk
  7. Cards & Quarters
  8. Warning Sign
  9. Who Knows Who cares
  10. Cubism Dream
  11. Stranger Things
  12. Sticky Thread

On September 10, 2012.

On September 10, 2012, “4AD” label released “Love This Giant”, studio album by David Byrne and St. Vincent. It was recorded 2009 – 2012, at “Water Music Studio” in Hoboken, New Jersey, and “Patrick Dillett’s Studio” in New York City, and was produced by David Byrne, Annie Clark, John Congleton, and Patrick Dillett.

Personnel:

  • David Byrne- guitar,  vocals,  percussion programming; Omnichord
  • Vincent– guitar, vocals, production; synth bass; piano
  • Jacquelyn Adams, Eric Davis, Lawrence Di Bello, Rachel Drehmann, J. Kelly, Chris Komer – French horn
  • Randy Andos – tuba
  • Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
  • Stuart D. Bogie, Ron Blake, Martín Perna, Cochemea Gastelum , Jack Bashkow, Stan Harriison, Bob Magnuson, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Steve Elson, Alex Foster, Patrick Milando, Jonathan Powell, Tom Timko – saxophone
  • Jordan McLean, Josh Frank, Earl Gardner, Mike Gurfield, Ravi Best, David Guy, Dominic Derasse, Gareth Flowers, Kelly Pratt– trumpet
  • Jeff Caswell – bass trombone
  • John Congleton– drum programming; synth
  • The Dap-Kings
  • Kenneth Finn, Tom Hutchinson– euphonium
  • Paul Frazier – bass guitar
  • William Lang, Aaron Johnson, Ryan Keberle, Brian Mahany, Ozzie Melendez, Mike Seltzer, Steve Turre, Michael Williams– trombone
  • Anthony LaMarca– drums
  • Lenny Pickett– saxophone, brass arrangement
  • Mauro Refosco– snare drum, timpani
  • Marcus Rojas, Kyle Turner, Bob Stewart– tuba
  • Evan Smith – clarinet, flute
  • Jon Altschuler – engineering
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • Patrick Dillett– mixing, drum programming
  • Tony Finno, Ken Thompson – brass arrangements
  • Yuki Takahashi – engineering
  • Gabe Bartalos – prosthetics
  • Richard Burbridge – cover photo
  • Catalina Kulczar, Juan Marin, LeeAnn Rossi – art
  • Steve Powers – type design
  • Noah Wall – package design, art

Track listing:

All tracks by David Byrne and Annie Clark, except where noted

  1. Who
  2. Weekend in the Dust
  3. Dinner for Two
  4. Ice Age – Annie Clark
  5. I Am an Ape
  6. The Forest Awakes – David Byrne, Annie Clark, Walt Whitman
  7. I Should Watch TV
  8. Lazarus
  9. Optimist
  10. Lightning
  11. The One Who Broke Your Heart
  12. Outside of Space & Time – David Byrne

 

On March 10, 1998.

On March 10, 1998, “Sire” label released “The Chinese Album”, the second Spacehog album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by Bryce Goggin, Royston Langdon, Antony Langdon, Jonny Cragg and Richard Steel.

Personnel:

  • Royston Langdon – bass guitarand vocals
  • Antony Langdon – guitarand vocals
  • Jonny Cragg – drums
  • Richard Steel – lead guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Royston Langdon except when noted.

  1. One Of These Days – David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, Brian Eno, Royston Langdon
  2. Goodbye Violet Race
  3. Lucy’s Shoe
  4. Mungo City
  5. Skylark – Antony Langdon
  6. Sand In Your Eyes
  7. Captain Freeman – Antony Langdon
  8. 2nd Avenue – Royston Langdon, N. Chassler
  9. Almond Kisses (featuring Michael Stipe) – Antony Langdon
  10. Carry On
  11. Anonymous – Royston Langdon, Antony Langdon
  12. Beautiful Girl

 

In February 1981.

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In February 1981, “Sire” label released “My Life in the Bush of Ghosts”, album by Brian Eno and David Byrne. It was recorded August 1979 – October 1980, and was produced by Brian Eno and David Byrne. The album is named after Amos Tutuola’s 1954 novel of the same name. The album cover design was by Peter Saville.

Personnel:

  • David Byrne, Brian Eno– guitars, bass guitars, synthesizers, drums, percussion, found objects
  • John Cooksey – drums
  • Chris Frantz– drums
  • Robert Fripp– Frippertronics
  • Michael “Busta Cherry” Jones – bass
  • Dennis Keeley – bodhrán
  • Bill Laswell– bass
  • Mingo Lewis – batá, sticks
  • Prairie Prince– can, bass drum
  • José Rossy – congas, agong-gong
  • Steve Scales – congas, metals
  • David Van Tieghem– drums, percussion, scrap metal, found objects
  • Tim Wright– click bass
  • Rookson “Help Me Somebody” courtesy of April Potts, recorded at Eglingham Hall

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Eno and David Byrne, except where noted.

  1. America is Waiting
  2. Mea Culpa
  3. Regiment – Brian Eno, David Byrne, Michael “Busta Cherry”Jones
  4. Help Me Somebody
  5. The Jezebel Spirit
  6. Qu’ran
  7. Moonlight in Glory
  8. The Carrier
  9. A Secret Life
  10. Come With Us

Sampled voices:

  1. America Is Waiting” – Unidentified indignant radio host (Ray Taliaferroof KGO NEWSTALK AM 810), San Francisco, April 1980.
  2. “Mea Culpa” – Inflamed caller and smooth politician replying, both unidentified. Radio call-in show, New York, July 1979″
  3. Regiment” – Dunya Yunis [sic], Lebanesemountain singer, from The Human Voice in the World of Islam (Tangent Records TGS131)
  4. “Help Me Somebody” – Reverend Paul Morton, broadcast sermon, New Orleans, June 1980.
  5. “The Jezebel Spirit” – Unidentified exorcist, New York, September 1980.
  6. “Qu’ran” – Algerian Muslims chanting the Qur’an.
  7. “Moonlight in Glory” – The Moving Star Hall Singers, Sea Island, Georgia. (From The Moving Star Hall Singers, FolkwaysFS 3841), produced by Guy Carawan
  8. “The Carrier” – Dunya Yunis
  9. “A Secret Life” – Samira Tewfik, Lebanese popular singer. (from Les Plus Grandes Artistes du Monde Arabe, EMI)
  10. “Come with Us” – Unidentified radio evangelist, San Francisco, April 1980

 

In January 1980.

god-save-the-queen

In January 1980, “Polydor” label released “God Save the Queen/Under Heavy Manners”, the second Robert Fripp solo album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Robert Fripp. The album design concept was by Robert Fripp and Chris Stein, who was also author of the cover photography.

Personnel:

  • Robert Fripp – guitars, Frippertronics, Discotronics,
  • Michael Busta “Cherry” Jones – bass
  • Paul Duskin – drums
  • David Byrne (credited by the pseudonym Absalm el Habib) – vocals, spoken word

Track listing:

All compositions by Robert Fripp

Side A: God Save the Queen

  1. Red Two Scorer
  2. God Save the Queen
  3. 1983

Side One: Under Heavy Manners

  1. Under Heavy Manners
  2. The Zero of the Signified