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On October 12, 1999.

On October 12, 1999, “Volcano Entertainment” label released “In Reverse”, the seventh Matthew Sweet album. It was recorded May – June 1999, and was produced by Matthew Sweet, Greg Leisz, Fred Maher and Jim Scott. The album cover features artists Margaret Keane painting.


  • Matthew Sweet – vocals, guitar, bass, organ, synthesizer, percussion
  • Bruce Fowler- trombone
  • Walt Fowler – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Rick Cunha – acoustic guitar
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Victor Bisetti, Don Heffington- percussion
  • Carol Kaye- bass
  • Greg Kurstin – piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Greg Leisz- guitar, pedal steel
  • Fred Maher- drums, percussion
  • Tony Marsico- acoustic bass
  • Ric Menck – drums, percussion
  • Jamie Muhoberac- organ, piano
  • Paul Chastain – acoustic guitar
  • John Ginty – organ, piano, harpsichord
  • Brian Kehew – organ, piano, harpsichord
  • Pamelia Kurstin- theremin

Track listing:

All tracks by Matthew Sweet.

  1. Millennium Blues
  2. If Time Permits
  3. Beware My Love
  4. Faith in You
  5. Hide
  6. Future Shock
  7. Split Personality
  8. I Should Never Have Let You Know
  9. Trade Places
  10. What Matters
  11. Write Your Own Song
  12. Worse to Live
  13. Untitled
  14. Thunderstorm



On October 3, 2006.

On October 3, 2006, “Interscope” label released “The Information”, the seventh Beck studio album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, and was produced by Nigel Godrich.


  • Beck– vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, melodica,  piano,  organ,  keyboards, programming, effects, scratching, sitar, bass guitar,  harmonica, kalimba, percussion, drums, drum effects, glockenspiel, Game Boy
  • Nigel Godrich– mixing, keyboards, programming, effects, scratching,  tambourine, percussion, background vocals, Speak ‘n Spell, whistle, Tote-A-Tune, kalimba, drums, Game Boy
  • Jason Falkner– bass guitars, electric and acoustic guitar, African bass, Moog synthesizer bass, background vocals, percussion, drums
  • James Gadson– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Joey Waronker– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Smokey Hormel, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Roger Manning Jr.– intro sounds
  • Alex Acuña– percussion, background vocals
  • Harvey Mason– drums
  • Brian LeBarton– Speak ‘n Spell
  • Justin Stanley– electric and acoustic guitar, background vocals, percussion, flute
  • Greg Kurstin– keyboards, berimbau, piano, bass keyboard, synthesizer, background vocals, acoustic guitar
  • DJ Z-Trip– scratching
  • Stevie Black – cello, percussion, background vocals
  • Lucia Ribisi – girl on “Cellphone’s Dead”
  • Cosimo Hansen – talking
  • Sean Davis – bass guitars
  • Rachel Shelley– shipping forecast
  • David Campbell– string arrangements, conductor
  • Suzie Katayama, Charlie Bisharat– strings
  • Spike Jonze, Dave Eggers– talking on “Exoskeleton”

Track listing:

All tracks by Beck Hansen, except where noted.

  1. Elevator Music
  2. Think I’m in Love
  3. Cellphone’s Dead
  4. Strange Apparition
  5. Soldier Jane – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
  6. Nausea
  7. New Round
  8. Dark Star
  9. We Dance Alone
  10. No Complaints
  11. 1000 BPM
  12. Motorcade – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
  13. The Information
  14. Movie Theme – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
  15. The Horrible Fanfare/Landslide/Exoskeleton – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich


  • “The Horrible Fanfare” section uses a sample of “Cellphone’s Dead”.
  • “The Landslide” section uses a sample from the song “Requiem pour un con” by the French singer Serge Gainsbourg.
  • “The Exoskeleton” section contains dialogue spoken by Dave Eggersand Spike Jonze


On June 13, 2014.

On June 13, 2014, “Polydor” label released “Ultraviolence”, the third Lana Del Rey studio album. It was recorded 2013-2014, and was produced by Dan Auerbach, Lana Del Rey, Rick Novels, Blake Stranathan, Paul Epworth, Lee Foster, Daniel Heath and Rick Nowels.


  • Lana Del Rey– lead and background vocals
  • Dan Auerbach– background vocals, claps; electric guitar, shaker, 12–string acoustic guitar, synthesizer, mixing
  • Seth Kauffman – background vocals, synthesizer, claps, electric guitar, omnichord, percussion
  • Alfreda McCrary Lee – background vocals
  • Ann McCrary – background vocals
  • Regina McCrary – background vocals
  • Collin Dupuis – drum programming, synthesizer, engineering, mixing
  • Brian Griffin – drums
  • Ed Harcourt– piano
  • Tom Herbert– bass guitar
  • Nikolaj Torp Larsen– philicorda, mellotron
  • Leon Michaels – claps, synthesizer, piano, mellotron, tambourine, percussion, tenor saxophone
  • Nick Movshon– claps, bass guitar, upright bass, drums, piano
  • Rick Nowels– piano
  • Russ Pahl – pedal steel guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Blake Stranathan – guitar
  • Pablo Tato – guitar
  • Leo Taylor– drums
  • Kenny Vaughan– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, synthesizer, mellotron
  • Maximilian Weissenfeldt – claps, drums
  • Julian Burg – additional engineering
  • Vira Byramji – assistant engineer
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Milton Gutiérrez – engineering
  • Daniel Heath – arrangement
  • Phil Joly – engineering, tracking engineer, mixing
  • Greg Kurstin– mixing
  • Russ Pahl – pedal steel guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Blake Stranathan – guitars
  • Neil Krug – photography
  • Mat Maitland– design
  • Matthew McGaughey – orchestration
  • Kieron Menzies – vocal engineering
  • Alex Pasco – additional engineering
  • Robert Orton– mixing
  • Myan Soffia – additional photographs
  • Matt Wiggins – engineering
  • Andy Zisakis – assistant engineer

Track listing:

  1. Cruel World – Lana Del Rey, Blake Stranathan
  2. Ultraviolence – Lana Del Rey, Daniel Heath
  3. Shades of Cool – Lana Del Rey, Rick Nowels
  4. Brooklyn Baby – Lana Del Rey, Barrie O’Neill
  5. West Coasts – Lana Del Rey, Rick Nowels
  6. Sad Girl – Lana Del Rey – Rick Nowels
  7. Pretty When You Cry – Lana Del Rey, Blake Stranathan
  8. Money Power Glory – Lana Del Rey, Greg Kurstin
  9. Fucked My Way Up to the Top – Lana Del Rey, Daniel Heath
  10. Old Money – Lana Del Rey, Daniel Heath, Robbie Fitzsimmons
  11. The Other Woman – Jessie Mae Robinson

On May 2, 2014.

On May 2, 2014, “LL Recordings” label released “I Never Learn”, the third Lykke Li studio album. It was recorded in 2013, at “Ingrid”, “Studio Spegeln”, ”Music & Words”, “Decibel Studios” in Stockholm, Sweden, “Echo Studio”, “Sonora Recorders” in Los Angeles, California, “The Green Building”  in Santa Monica, California, and was produced by Greg Kurstin, Lasse Mårtén, Lykke Li and Björn Yttling.


  • Lykke Li– vocals, harmonies, production
  • Erik Arvinder – violin
  • Vincent Brantley – choir
  • Katherine Dancy – choir
  • Sean Dancy – choir
  • Yolanda Dancy – choir
  • Conny Lindgren – violin
  • John Eriksson– percussion
  • Andreas Forsman – violin
  • Brandon Hampton – choir
  • Erik Holm – viola
  • Greg Kurstin– bass, drums, electric guitar, guitar, keyboards,  Mellotron, Orchestron, organ, percussion, piano, recording
  • Bjorn Yttling– acoustic guitar, electric bass, Mellotron, percussion, piano, production, recording, sitar, Taurus, zither
  • Leo Svensson – cello
  • Andrea Thomas – choir
  • Thomas Tjärnkvist – electric guitar
  • Mariam Wallentin – vocals
  • Cecilia Linné – cello
  • Talitha Manor – choir
  • Lasse Mårtén – drum programming, mixing, percussion, recording
  • Amanda Hollingby Matsson– additional vocals
  • Rick Nowels– acoustic guitar, recording
  • Christopher Öhman – viola
  • Calle Olsson – synthesizer
  • Anders Pettersson – electric guitar, steel guitar
  • Lars Skoglund – drums, percussion
  • Ketil Solberg – violin
  • Laura Sisk – recording
  • Kieron Menzies – recording
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Julian Burg – recording
  • Alex Pasco – recording
  • Nille Perned – recording
  • Gustav Lindelöw – recording
  • Karl Lindman – art direction
  • Hans Stenlund – recording
  • Trevor Yasuda – recording
  • Brendan Dunne – design
  • Josh Olins – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Lykke Li; all music by Lykke Li and Björn Yttling except where noted.

  1. I Never Learn
  2. No Rest for the Wicked
  3. Just Like a Dream
  4. Silver Line – Lykke Li, Rick Nowels, Bjorn Yttling, Greg Kurstin
  5. Gunshot – Lykke Li, Rick Nowels, Bjorn Yttling
  6. Love Me Like I’m Not Made of Stone – Lykke Li, Rick Nowels, Bjorn Yttling
  7. Never Gonna Love Again
  8. Heart of Steel – Lykke Li, Rick Nowels, Bjorn Yttling
  9. Sleeping Alone

On April 3, 2006.

On April 3, 2006, “Warner Bros” label released “At War with the Mystics”, the eleventh Flaming Lips studio album. It was recorded June 2004-January 2006, at “Tarbox Road Studios” in Cassadaga, New York, and was produced by Dave Fridmann, Scott Booker, Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd and Michael Ivins.  In 2006 the album won “Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance” and “Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical”.


  • Wayne Coyne– guitar, bass, vocals, mixing
  • Steven Drozd– guitars, keyboards, drums, vocals, mixing
  • Michael Ivins– bass, vocals, mixing, additional engineering
  • Dave Fridmann– additional songwriting, mixing, programming, engineering, mastering
  • Greg Kurstin– additional songwriting, backing vocals and instruments
  • Kliph Scurlock– drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd and Michael Ivins.

  1. The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (With All Your Power)
  2. Free Radicals (A Hallucination of the Christmas Skeleton Pleading with a Suicide Bomber)
  3. The Sound of Failure / It’s Dark… Is It Always This Dark??
  4. My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion (The Inner Life as Blazing Shield of Defiance and Optimism as Celestial Spear of Action)
  5. Vein of Stars
  6. The Wizard Turns On… The Giant Silver Flashlight and Puts on His Werewolf Moccasins
  7. It Overtakes Me / The Stars Are So Big… I Am So Small… Do I Stand a Chance?
  8. Ambulance Driver
  9. Haven’t Got a Clue
  10. The W.A.N.D. (The Will Always Negates Defeat)
  11. Pompeii am Götterdämmerung
  12. Goin’ On

On March 11, 2003.

On March 11, 2003, “Virgin” label released “Diamonds on the Inside”, the fifth Ben Harper album. It was recorded in 2002, and was produced by Ben Harper.


  • Ben Harper – organ, acoustic guitar, bass, drums, electric guitar, vocals, synthesiser bass, tongue drum
  • Al Yasha Anderson – guitar solo
  • Carla Benson – background vocals
  • Ron Blake – trumpet
  • Leo Chelyapov – clarinet
  • John Ingram – background vocals
  • Greg Kurstin– synthesizer, piano, celeste, Hammond organ, electric piano, background vocals, clavinet, mellotron
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo– vocals
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel
  • Timothy Loo – cello
  • Misty Love – background vocals
  • Leon Mobley– percussion, sound effects, background vocals
  • Juan Nelson – bass, background vocals
  • Nicky Panicci (a.k.a. Nicky P.) – acoustic guitar, guitar, electric guitar
  • David Ralicke – trombone
  • Darrel Sims – viola
  • Amy Wilkins – harp
  • Rebecca Yeh – cello
  • Josef Zimmerman – upright bass
  • Engineers: Todd Burke, Rick “Soldier” Will
  • Assistant engineers: Kevin Dean, June Murakawa
  • Mixing: Todd Burke
  • Mastering: Gavin Lurssen
  • Arrangers: Ben Harper, Greg Kurstin
  • Assistants: Josh Florian, Rail Jon Rogut
  • Advisor: Ben Elder
  • Design: Mike King
  • Layout Design: Mike King
  • Photography: Warren Darius Aftahi, Blue Sky, Jon Shapiro
  • Research: Ben Elder

Track listing:

All tracks by Ben Harper except where noted.

  1. With My Own Two Hands
  2. When It’s Good
  3. Diamonds On The Inside
  4. Touch from Your Lust
  5. When She Believes
  6. Brown Eyed Blues – Ben Harper, Juan Nelson
  7. Bring the Funk – Charles, Ben Harper, Greg Kurstin, Leon Mobley, Juan Nelson
  8. Everything
  9. Amen Omen
  10. Temporary Remedy
  11. So High So Low
  12. Blessed to Be a Witness
  13. Picture of Jesus
  14. She’s Only Happy in the Sun – Dean Butterworth, Ben Harper



On July 8, 2008.


On July 8, 2008, “DGC” label released “Modern Guilt”, the eighth Beck studio album. It was recorded in 2008, at “Anonyme Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Danger Mouse and Beck.


  • Beck– vocals, guitars, bass, electric piano, flute, percussion, slide guitar, marimba, tambourine
  • Danger Mouse– beats, keyboard bass, synthesizer, programming , sounds
  • Jason Falkner – bass, guitar
  • Brian LeBarton – synthesizer
  • Chan Marshall- vocals
  • Greg Kurstin – piano organ, synthesizer
  • Joey Waronker- drums
  • Matt Mahaffey – bass
  • Larry Corbett – cello
  • Drew Brown – beat
  • David Campbell- string arrangement, conducting

Track listing:

All tracks by Beck, except where noted.

  1. Orphans
  2. Gamma Ray
  3. Chemtrails
  4. Modern Guilt
  5. Youthless
  6. Walls – Beck,Danger Mouse, Paul Guiot, Paul Piot
  7. Replica
  8. Soul of a Man
  9. Profanity Prayers
  10. Volcano