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On June 17, 1983.

On June 17, 1983, “A&M” label released “Synchronicity”, the fifth and final Police (the) studio album. It was recorded December 1982 – February 1983, at “Air” in Montserrat, “Le Studio” in Quebec, and was produced by Hugh Padgham, Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland.

Personnel:

  • Sting – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, upright bass, keyboards, drum machine, sequencer, saxophone, oboe
  • Andy Summers – lead and backing vocals, electric guitars, keyboards
  • Stewart Copeland – drums, marimba, percussion, backing vocals
  • Hugh Padgham – engineer
  • Renate Blauel – engineer assistant
  • Robbie Whelan – engineer assistant
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Jeff Ayeroff – art direction, design
  • Norman Moore – art direction, design
  • Duane Michals – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Sting, except where noted.

  1. Synchronicity I
  2. Walking in Your Footsteps
  3. O My God
  4. Mother – Andy Summers
  5. Miss Gradenko – Stewart Copeland
  6. Synchronicity II
  7. Every Breath You Take
  8. King of Pain
  9. Wrapper Around Your Finger
  10. Tea in the Sahara

On June 12, 2012.

On June 12, 2012, “Roadrunner Records” label released “Clockwork Angels”, the nineteenth and final Rush studio album. It was recorded October – December 2011, at “Revolution Recordings” in Toronto, in April 2012, at “Blackbird Studio “ in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Nick Raskulinecz, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart.

Personnel:

  • Geddy Lee – vocals, bass guitar, bass pedals, keyboards, arrangements
  • Alex Lifeson – guitars, keyboards, arrangements
  • Neil Peart – drums, cymbals, tambourine, arrangements
  • Jason Sniderman – piano
  • David Campbell – string arrangement, conducting
  • Richard Chycki, Martin Cooke, Jason DuFour, Paul Fig, Stephen Koszler – recording
  • Nick Raskulinecz – mixing
  • Brian Gardner – mastering

Track listing:

All lyrics by Neil Peart, all music by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson.

  1. Caravan
  2. BU2B
  3. Clockwork Angels
  4. The Anarchists
  5. Carnies
  6. Halo Effect
  7. Seven Cities of Gold
  8. The Wreckers
  9. Headlong Flight
  10. BU2B2
  11. Wish Them Well
  12. The Garden

On June 8, 1993.

On June 8, 1993, “Big Life” label released “Hey Zeus!”, the seventh X studio album. It was recorded September – December 1992, at “Zeitgeist Studios” in Los Angeles, “Groove masters” in Hollywood, and was produced by Tony Berg.

Personnel:

  • Exene Cervenka – vocals
  • John Doe – vocals, bass
  • Tony Gilkyson – vocals, guitar
  • D.J. Bonebrake – percussion, drums, marimba
  • Patrick Warren, Tony Berg – keyboards
  • Tchad Blake – engineer, mixing
  • Casey McMackin – engineer
  • Brian Schuebie – engineer
  • Dale Lavi – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Exene Cervenka and John Doe; except where noted.

  1. Someone’s Watching – John Doe, Tony Gilkyson
  2. Big Blue House
  3. Clean Like Tomorrow
  4. New Life
  5. Country at War
  6. Arms for Hostages
  7. Into the Light – John Doe, Tony Gilkyson
  8. Lettuce and Vodka – Duke McVinnie
  9. Everybody
  10. Baby You Lied
  11. Drawn in the Dark

On June 5, 2012.

On June 5, 2012, “Ipecac Recordings” label released “Freak Puke”, the eighteenth Melvins (The) album. It was recorded December 2011 – January 2012, and was produced by Toshi Kasai, King Buzzo, Dale Crover and Trevor Dunn.

Personnel:

  • King Buzzo – vocals, guitar
  • Trevor Dunn – vocals, standup bass
  • Dale Crover – vocals, drums
  • James McAleer – backing vocals
  • Dan Raymond – additional guitar, backing vocals & additional guitar
  • Toshi Kasai – engineer
  • John Golden – mastering
  • Mackie Osborne – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by King Buzzo, Dale Crover and Trevor Dunn, except where noted.

  1. Mr. Rip-Off
  2. Inner Ear Rupture
  3. Baby Won’t You Weird Me Out
  4. Worm Farm Waltz
  5. A Growing Disgust
  6. Leon Versus the Revolution
  7. Holy Barbarians
  8. Freak Puke
  9. Let Me Roll It – Paul McCartney
  10. Tommy Goes Berserk

In June 1961.

In June 1961, “Warwick” label released “Boss of the Soul-Stream Trombone”, the eleventh Curtis Fuller album. It was recorded in December 1960, at “Mercury Sound Studio” in New York City.

Personnel:

  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Yusef Lateef – tenor saxophone
  • Walter Bishop, Jr. – piano
  • Buddy Catlett – bass
  • Stu Martin – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Curtis Fuller except where noted.

  1. Chantized
  2. Flutie
  3. If I Were a Bell – Frank Loesser
  4. But Beautiful – Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
  5. Do I Love You? – Cole Porter
  6. The Court
  7. Mr. L

On May 28 , 2007.

On May 28, 2007, “Proper” label released “Sweet Warrior”. the thirteenth Richard Thompson studio album. It was recorded October – December 2006, at “House of Blues Studio” in Encino, California, and was produced by Simon Tassano and Richard Thompson.

Personnel:

  • Richard Thompson – vocals, electric guitar, steel-string acoustic guitar, mandolin, accordion, tin whistle, autoharp, harmonium, hurdy-gurdy, electronic organ, handclaps
  • Michael Hays – rhythm guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Danny Thompson – double bass
  • Taras Prodaniuk – electric bass guitar
  • Michael Jerome – drums, percussion
  • Sara Watkins – fiddle
  • Joe Sublett – tenor saxophone
  • Joe Buck – first violin
  • Al Michaels – second violin
  • Novi Ola – viola
  • Judith Owen – handclaps, backing vocals
  • Simon Tassano – handclaps
  • Chris Kasych – handclaps
  • Doug Tyo – engineer
  • Chris Kasych – engineer assistant
  • Simon Tassano – mixing
  • Jim Wilson – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Thompson:

  1. Needle and Thread
  2. I’ll Never Give It Up
  3. Take Care the Road You Choose
  4. Mr. Stupid
  5. Dad’s Gonna Kill Me
  6. Poppy-Red
  7. Bad Monkey
  8. Francesca
  9. Too Late to Come Fishing
  10. Sneaky Boy
  11. She Sang Angels to Rest
  12. Johnny’s Far Away
  13. Guns Are the Tongues
  14. Sunset Song

On May 14, 2021.

On May 14, 2021, “Easy Eye Sound” and “Nonesuch” labels released “Delta Kream”,  tenth Black Keys (The) studio album. It was recorded in December 2019, at “Easy Eye Sound” in Nashville, and was produced by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney.

Personnel:

  • Dan Auerbach – lead vocals, electric guitar
  • Patrick Carney – drums, percussion
  • Kenny Brown – electric guitar
  • Eric Deaton – bass
  • Sam Bacco – additional percussion
  • Tchad Blake – mixing
  • Ryan Smith – mastering
  • M. Allen Parker – engineer
  • Caleb Van Buskirk – additional engineering
  • Michael Deano – engineer assistant
  • Mickey Smay – engineer assistant

Track list

  1. Crawling Kingsnake – John Lee Hooker, Bernard Besman
  2. Louise – Mississippi Fred McDowell
  3. Poor Boy a Long Way from Home – R. L. Burnside
  4. Stay All Night – Junior Kimbrough
  5. Going Down South – R. L. Burnside
  6. Coal Black Mattie – Ranre Burnette
  7. Do the Romp – Junior Kimbrough
  8. Sad Days, Lonely Nights – Junior Kimbrough
  9. Walk with Me – Junior Kimbrough
  10. Mellow Peaches – Big Joe Williams
  11. Come On and Go with Me – Junior Kimbrough

In May 1971.

In May 1971, “Reprise” label released “Summer Side of Life”, the seventh Gordon Lightfoot album. It was recorded December 1970 – April 1971, at “Woodland Sound Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Joseph Wissert.

Personnel:

  • Gordon Lightfoot – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Red Shea – guitar
  • Jerry Shook – guitar
  • Chip Young – guitar
  • Charlie McCoy – harmonica
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins – piano
  • Rick Haynes – bass guitar
  • Roy M. “Junior” Huskey – acoustic bass
  • James Rolleston – bass guitar
  • Henry Strzelecki – bass guitar
  • Kenneth A. Buttrey – drums
  • Buddy Harman – drums
  • Jim Isbell – drums
  • David Brown – percussion
  • Farrel Morris – percussion
  • Vassar Clements – violin
  • The Jordanaires (Gordon Stoker, Neal Matthews, Hoyt Hawkins, Ray Walker) – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Lightfoot.

  1. 10 Degrees and Getting Colder
  2. Miguel
  3. Go My Way
  4. Summer Side of Life
  5. Cotton Jenny
  6. Talking in Your Sleep
  7. Nous Vivons Ensemble
  8. Same Old Loverman
  9. Redwood Hill
  10. Love and Maple Syrup
  11. Cabaret

On May 1, 2007.

On May 1, 2007, “Anthem Records” label released “Snakes & Arrows” the 18th Rush studio album. It was recorded November – December 2006, at “Grandmaster” in Los Angeles, “Allaire” in Shokan, New York, and was produced by Nick Raskulinecz, Neil Peart, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson.

Personnel:

  1. Alex Lifeson – 6 and 12-string acoustic and electronic guitars, mandola, mandolin, bouzouki, arrangements
  2. Geddy Lee – vocals, bass guitar, keyboards, Mellotron, arrangements
  3. Neil Peart – drums, electronic percussion, tambourine, arrangements
  4. Ben Mink – strings
  5. Nick Raskulinecz – arrangements, additional engineering, mixing
  6. Richard Chycki – engineering, mixing
  7. Matt Snedecor – engineer assistant
  8. Andrew Alekel – engineer assistant
  9. Scott Moore – engineer assistant
  10. Inaam Haq – pre-production assistant
  11. Brian “Big Bass” Gardner – mastering
  12. Hugh Syme – art direction, design, illustrations
  13. Harish Johari – cover painting
  14. Andrew MacNaughtan – band photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Neil Peart, all music by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, except where noted.

  1. Far City
  2. Armor and Sword
  3. Workin’ Them Angels
  4. The Larger Bowl (A Pantoum)
  5. Spindriff
  6. The Main Monkey Business
  7. The Way the Wind Blows
  8. Hope – Alex Lifeson
  9. Faithless
  10. Bravest Face
  11. Good News First
  12. Malignant Narcissism
  13. We Hold On

On April 1, 1990.

On May 1, 1990, “Hurdy Gurdy Records” label released “Eliogabalus”, the second Devil Doll studio album. It was recorded December 1989 – January 1990, at “Tivoli Studios” in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and was produced by Roberto Dani and Mr. Doctor.

Personnel:

  • Mr. Doctor – vocals, organ, celesta, accordion, arranger
  • Edoardo Beato – piano, keyboards
  • Albert Dorigo – guitar
  • Bor Zuljan – guitar
  • Katia Giubbilei – violin
  • Rick Bosco – bass
  • Roberto Dani – drums, percussion
  • Jurij Toni – tuba
  • Paolo Zizich – backing vocals, duet
  • The Devil Chorus:
  • Marian Bunic
  • Breda Bunic
  • Polona Sever
  • Beti Roblek
  • Helena Pancur
  • Gregor Oblak
  • Jure Strencan
  • Borut Usenik
  • Valentina Blazinsek
  • Mr. Doctor
  • Marian Bunic – conductor

Track listing:

All lyrics by Mr. Doctor, all music by Mr. Doctor and Edoardo Beato.

  1. Mr. Doctor (The Black Holes of My Mind)
  2. Eliogabalus