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on January 27, 2004.

On January 27, 2004, “Drag City” label released “Hypnotic Underworld”, the seventh Ghost album. It was recorded in July 2003, and was produced by Taishi Takizawa.

Personnel:

  • Masaki Batoh – vocals, acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar
  • Michio Kurihara – electric guitar
  • Takuyuki Moriya – electric bass, double bass, cello
  • Kazuo Ogino – organ, piano, lute, mellotron, Korg synthesizer, Celtic harp
  • Taishi Takizawa – bouzouki, flute, saxophone, theremin, tin whistle
  • Junzo Tatewia – percussion, drums
  • Masaki Hayashi – engineer
  • Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi – artwork
  • Dan Osborn – cover layout
  • Kazuo Ogino – photography
  • Keiko Yoshida – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Masaki Batoh, Michio Kurihara, Takuyuki Moriya, Kazuo Ogino, Taishi Takizawa and Junzo Tatewia, except where noted.

  1. Hypnotic Underworld
  2. I. God Took a Picture of His Illness on This Ground
  3. II. Escaped and Lost Down in Medina
  4. III. Aramaic Barbarous Dawn
  5. IV. Leave the World
  • Hazy Paradise – Chris Koerts
  • Kiseichukan Nite
  • Piper
  • Ganagmanag
  • Feed
  • Holy High
  • Dominoes/Celebration for the Gray Days – Syd Barrett, Masaki Batoh, Michio Kurihara, Takuyuki Moriya, Kazuo Ogino, Taishi Takizawa, Junzo Tatewia

on january 23, 2007.

On January 23, 2007, “Drag City” label released “In Stormy Nights”, the ninth and the final Ghost studio album. It was recorded 2004 – 2006, and was produced by Taishi Takizawa.

Personnel:

  • Masaki Batoh – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Takuyuki Moriya – double bass
  • Kazuo Ogino – analogue synthesizer, gaita, kaval, piano, recorder
  • Taishi Takizawa – flute, saxophone, theremin, vibraphone
  • Junzo Tateiwa – cymbals, drums, frame drum, tabla, tympani

Track listing:

  1. Hemicyclic Anthelion
  2. Water Door Yellow Gate
  3. Gareki No Toshi
  4. Motherly Bluster
  5. Caledonia
  6. Grisaille
  7. Caledonia (Sing Together Mix)

On December 10, 1996.

On December 10, 1996, “Drag City” label released “Lama Rabi Rabi”, the fourth Ghost album. It was recorded in 1996, and was produced by Taishi Takizawa.

Personnel:

  • Masaki Batoh – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Kazuo Ogino – piano, electronics
  • Michio Kurihara – guitars
  • Taishi Takizawa – teremin, flute, saxophone
  • Junichi Yamamoto – drums, percussion
  • Iwao Yamazaki – vocal, drums

Track listing:

  1. Masttillah
  2. RabiRabi
  3. Into the Alley
  4. Marrakech
  5. Who Found a Lost Rose in the Warship?
  6. Mex Square Blue
  7. My Hump is a Shell
  8. Bad Bone
  9. Abyssinia
  10. Agate Scape
  11. Summer’s Ashen Fable

On November 19, 1996.

On November 19, 1996, “Drag City” label released Hazel, the eighth Red Crayola album.

Personnel:

  • Mayo Thompson – vocals, guitar
  • Jim O’Rourke – guitar, bass, piano, synthesizers
  • David Grubbs – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Tom Watson – guitar
  • Christopher Williams – vocals
  • George Hurley – drums
  • John McEntire – drums, percussion, synthesizer, electronics
  • Werner Büttner
  • Michael Baldwin
  • Lynn Johnston
  • Hei Han Khiang
  • Albert Oehlen
  • Stephen Prina
  • Elisa Randazzo
  • Mary Lass Stewart

Track listing:

  1. I’m So Blaze
  2. Duck & Cover
  3. Duke of Newcastle
  4. Decaf the Planet
  5. GAO
  6. Larking
  7. Jimmy Two Bad
  8. Fails
  9. We Feel Fine
  10. 5123881
  11. Hollywood
  12. Another Song, Another Satan
  13. Boogie
  14. Dad
  15. Father Abraham
  16. Serenade

On June 14, 2019.

On June 14, 2019, “Drag City” label released “Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest”, the sixth Bill Callahan album (under his own name). It was recorded August 2018 – January 2019, at “Wonder Chamber” in Austin, Texas, and was produced by Bill Callahan.

Personnel:

  • Bill Callahan– vocals, acoustic guitar, Moog synthesizer, percussion, bowed psaltery, bowed banjo, harmonica, Wurlitzer electric piano, Casio SK-1, drum machine, mellotron, piano, kalimba, organ, bells
  • Brian Beattie – upright bass, acoustic bass, electric upright bass (4), percussion, piano, pump organ, Hammond organ, Moog synthesizer, mellotron, celesta, marimbula, bells
  • Matt Kinsey – acoustic guitar, percussion
  • Adam Jones – drumkit
  • Dony Wynn – drumkit
  • Gary Newcomb – lap steel guitar
  • Hanly Banks Callahan – backing vocals
  • Tori Olds – backing vocals
  • Brian Beattie – recording, mixing
  • JJ Golden – mastering
  • Joanna Skumanich – cover drawings
  • Dan Osborn – layout

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Callahan, except where noted.

  1. Shepherd’s Welcome
  2. Black Dog on the Beach
  3. Angela
  4. The Ballad of the Hulk
  5. Writing
  6. Morning is My Godmother
  7. 747
  8. Watch Me Get Married
  9. Young Icarus
  10. Released
  11. What Comes After Certainty
  12. Confederate Jasmine
  13. Call Me Anything
  14. Son of the Sea
  15. Camels
  16. Circles
  17. When We Let Go
  18. Lonesome Valley
  19. Tugboats and Tumbleweeds
  20. The Beast

On April 18, 2006.

On April 18, 2006, “Drag City” label released “Introduction”, the ninth Red Krayola album. It was recorded in August 2005, at “Soma E.M.S.” in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Drag City.

Personnel:

  • John McEntire– drums, synthesizer, ukulele, recording, mixing
  • Stephen Prina– vocals, guitar, harpsichord, piano, organ, tambourine
  • Mayo Thompson– vocals, guitar
  • Tom Watson – vocals, bass guitar, guitar, harpsichord, synthesizer
  • Charlie Abel – accordion
  • Noel Kupersmith – bass guitar, photography
  • Roger Seibel – mastering
  • Dan Osborne – illustration
  • Chris Strong – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Mayo Thompson, all music by John McEntire, Stephen Prina, Mayo Thompson and Tom Watson.

  1. Introduction
  2. Breakout
  3. Cruise Boat
  4. Note to Selves
  5. F.G.
  6. A Tale of Two
  7. Psy Ops
  8. It Will Be (Delivered)
  9. Puff
  10. Greasy Street
  11. Vexations
  12. Elegy
  13. When She Went Swimming
  14. Swerving
  15. Bling Bling

On March 25, 1995.

On March 25, 1995, “Drag City” label released “Coconut Hotel”, the seventh Red Crayola album. It was recorded in 1967, and was produced by Mayo Thompson, Steve Cunningham and Rick Barthelme.

Personnel:

  • Rick Barthelme – drums
  • Steve Cunningham – bass guitar
  • Mayo Thompson– vocals, guitar
  • Walt Andrus – recording
  • Les Blank – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Cunningham and Mayo Thompson.

  1. Boards
  2. Water Pour
  3. One – Second Pieces (No. 1 – 36)
  4. Organ Buildup
  5. Vocal
  6. Free Guitar
  7. One – Minute Imposition
  8. Piano
  9. Guitar

 

On January 26, 2010.

On January 26, 2010, “Drag City” label released “Five American Portraits”, the fifth collaboration between Red Krayola and the art group Art & Language.

Personnel:

  • Gina Birch– vocals, bass guitar
  • Alex Dower – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Jim O’Rourke– bass guitar
  • Tom Rogerson– piano
  • Mayo Thompson– guitar, piano, vocals, mixing
  • Tom Watson – guitar
  • Fred Somsen – backing vocals
  • Dan Cox – backing vocals, engineering
  • Matt Ingram – backing vocals, engineering
  • Butchy Fuego – mixing
  • Rian Murphy– mixing

Track listing:

All lyrics by Art & Language; all music by The Red Krayola.

  1. Portrait of Wile E. Coyote
  2. Portrait of President George W. Bush
  3. Portrait of President Jimmy Carter
  4. Portrait of John Wayne
  5. Portrait of Ad Reinhardt

On November 19, 1996.

On November 19, 1996, “Drag City” label released “Hazel”, the seventh Red Krayola album.

Personnel:

  • Werner Büttner
  • Michael Baldwin
  • David Grubbs
  • George Hurley
  • Lynn Johnston
  • Hei Han Khiang
  • John McEntire
  • Albert Oehlen
  • Jim O’Rourke
  • Stephen Prina
  • Elisa Randazzo
  • Mary Lass Stewart
  • Mayo Thompson
  • Tom Watson
  • Christopher Williams

Track listing:

  1. I’m So Blasé
  2. Duck & Cover
  3. Duke of Newcastle
  4. Decaf the Planet
  5. GAO
  6. Larking
  7. Jimmy Two Bad
  8. Falls
  9. We Feel Fine
  10. 5123881
  11. Hollywood
  12. Another Song, Another Satan
  13. Boogie
  14. Dad
  15. Father Abraham

On October 23, 2015.

On October 23, 2015, “Drag City” label released “Divers”, the fourth Joanna Newsom studio album. It was recorded in 2015, and was produced by Joanna Newsom and Noah Georgeson.

Personnel:

  • Joanna Newsom – vocals, harp, piano, Roland Juno-106, Minimoog, Schiedmayer celesta,  Marxophone, Mellotron(MK II and M400), Wurlitzer electric piano, Neupert clavichord, Fender Rhodes piano with bass,  Baldwin  electric  harpsichord, Baldwin Discoverer electronic organ, Estey pump organ, guitaret,harp, piano, keyboard and vocal arrangements
  • Dan Cantrell – Hammond organ, piano accordion, Andes recorder-keyboard, musical saw
  • Ryan Francesconi – electric guitar, electric bass, bouzouki, bağlama
  • Kevin Barker – electric guitar, banjo
  • Judith Linsenberg – alto, tenor and bass recorder
  • Logan Coale – double bass
  • David Nelson – trombone
  • Andy Strain – trombone
  • Ben Russell – violin
  • Rob Moose – violin
  • Matthew Slemela – violin
  • Naidia Sirota – viola
  • Hideaki Adomori – clarinet, bass clarinet
  • James Smith – English horn
  • Peter Newsom – drums, drum and percussion arrangements
  • Neal Morgan– drums
  • Nico Muhly– orchestral arrangements
  • David Longstreth– orchestral arrangements
  • Ryan Francesconi – arrangements, conductor
  • Dan Cantrell – additional arrangements
  • Noah Georgeson – additional arrangements
  • Kevin Barker – additional arrangements
  • Neal Morgan – drum and percussion arrangements
  • Steve Albini– engineer
  • Samur Khouja – engineer
  • Justin Rice – engineer
  • Sadaharu Yagi – engineer
  • Noah Georgeson– engineer, mixing
  • John Golden – mastering
  • Kim Keever – cover art
  • Dan Osborn – layout designer
  • Annabel Mehran – photographer
  • Paul Thomas Anderson– photographer

Track listing:

All tracks by Joanna Newsom, except where noted.

  1. Anecdotes
  2. Sapokanikan
  3. Leaving the City
  4. Goose Eggs
  5. Waltz of the 101st Lightborne
  6. The Things I Say
  7. Divers
  8. Same Old Man – traditional
  9. You Will Not Take My Heart Alive
  10. A Pin-Light Bent
  11. Time, As a Symptom