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On June 19, 2007.

On June 19, 2007, “Island” label released “Lost Highway”, the tenth Bon Jovi studio album. It was recorded 2006 – 2007, and was produced by Dann Huff, John Shanks and Desmond Child. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”, 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”, Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland” and Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Jon Bon Jovi- lead vocals, background vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Richie Sambora- electric guitar, background vocals
  • Tico Torres- drums, percussion
  • David Bryan- keyboards, background vocals
  • Hugh McDonald- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Big & Rich– vocals
  • John Catchings – cello
  • Daniel Chase – keyboards, programming
  • Dan Dugmore- pedal steel guitar
  • Paul Franklin- pedal steel guitar
  • Carl Gorodetzky – violin
  • Kurt Johnston – pedal steel guitar
  • Charlie Judge – conductor, programming, string arrangements, synthesizer
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel guitar
  • Hillary Lindsey- background vocals
  • Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen – cello
  • LeAnn Rimes– vocals
  • Pam Sixfin – violin
  • Kris Wilkinson – viola

Track listing:

  1. Lost Highway – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora; John Shanks
  2. Summertime – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora; John Shanks
  3. (You Want To) Make a Memory – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Desmond Child
  4. Whole Lot of Leavin’ – Jon Bon Jovi; John Shanks
  5. We Got It Going On – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Kenny Alphin; John Rich
  6. Any Other Day – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Gordie Sampson
  7. Seat Next to You – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Hillary Lindsey
  8. Everybody’s Broken – Jon Bon Jovi; Billy Falcon
  9. Till We Ain’t Strangers Anymore – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Brett James
  10. The Last Night – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; John Shanks
  11. One Step Closer – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; John Shanks
  12. I Love This Town – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Billy Falcon

 

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On June 10, 2016.

On June 10, 2016, “Nonesuch” label released “American Tunes”, the twentieth and the final Allen Toussaint album. It was recorded May 2013 – October  2015, and was produced by Joe Henry.

Personnel:

  • Allen Toussaint– piano, vocals
  • Jay Bellerose– drums and percussion
  • Bill Frisell– electric guitar
  • Greg Leisz– weissenborn
  • Charles Lloyd– tenor saxophone
  • David Piltch – upright bass
  • Adam Levy– gut-string guitar
  • Cameron Stone – cello
  • Amy Shulman – harp
  • Rhiannon Giddens– vocals
  • Van Dyke Parks– second piano, orchestral arrangement

Track listing:

  1. Delores’ Boyfriend – Allen Toussaint
  2. Viper’s Drag – Thomas “Fats” Waller
  3. Confessin’ (That I Love You) – Doc Daugherty, Ellis Reynolds, Al Neiburg
  4. Mardis Gras in New Orleans – Henry Roeland “Roy” Byrd
  5. Lotus Blossom – Billy Strayhorn
  6. Waltz for Debby – Bill Evareleased ns
  7. Big Chief – Earl King
  8. Rocks in My Bed – Duke Ellington
  9. Danza, Op. 33 – Louis Moreau Gottschalk
  10. Hey Little Girl – Henry Roeland “Roy” Byrd
  11. Rosetta – Earl “Fatha” Hines
  12. Come Sunday – Duke Ellington
  13. Southern Nights – Allen Toussaint
  14. American Tune – Paul Simon

On May 3, 2011.

On May 3, 2011, “Reprise” label released “In Your Dreams”, the seventh Stevie Nicks studio album. It was recorded February-December 2010, in Los Angeles, and was produced by Mike Campbell, David A. Stewart and Glen Ballard.

Personnel:

  • Stevie Nicks: vocals, keyboards, percussion
  • Sharon Celani – backing vocals
  • Lori Nicks: backing vocals
  • Mick Fleetwood- drums
  • Lindsey Buckingham: guitar, backing vocals
  • Ned Douglas: keyboards
  • Ricky Peterson: Hammond organ, piano
  • Mike Rojas: Hammond organ, piano
  • Zac Rae: Hammond organ
  • Mike Rowe: keyboards, Hammond organ
  • Glen Ballard: guitars, keyboards and piano
  • Dave Stewart: guitars, vocals
  • Tom Bukovac: guitar
  • Rob Cavallo: guitar
  • Neale Heywood: guitar
  • Waddy Wachtel: guitar
  • Greg Leisz: mandolin
  • Mike Campbell: guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, percussion
  • Mike Bradford: bass
  • Simon Smith: bass
  • Michael Rhodes: bass
  • Al Ortiz: bass
  • Chad Cromwell: drums
  • Steve Ferrone: drums
  • Blair Sinta: drums
  • Scott Campbell: drum programming and additional percussion
  • Lenny Castro: percussion
  • Mike Fasano: percussion
  • Ann Marie Calhoun: violin
  • Torrey DeVitto: violin
  • Engineers: Scott Campbell, Ned Douglas, Karen Johnston, Mike Linett, John McBride
  • Recording assistants: Marcus Johnson, Shin Miyazawa, Chris Owens
  • Mixing: Chris Lord-Alge; assisted by Keith Armstrong, Nik Karpin, Andrew Schubert, Brad Townsend
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen

Track listing:

  1. Secret Love – Stevie Nicks
  2. For What It’s Worth – Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart
  3. In Your Dreams – Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart
  4. Wide Sargasso Sea – Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart
  5. New Orleans – Stevie Nicks, Neale Heywood
  6. Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream) – Stevie Nicks
  7. Annabel Lee – Stevie Nicks, Edgar Allan Poe, Waddy Wachtel
  8. Soldier’s Angel – Stevie Nicks
  9. Everybody Loves You – Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart
  10. Ghosts Are Gone – Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart
  11. You May Be The One – Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart
  12. Italian Summer – Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart
  13. Cheaper Than Free – Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart

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.

Personnel:

  • 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 November 23, 1999.

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On November 23, 1999, “DGC Records” label released “Midnite Vultures”, the fourth Beck studio album. It was recorded July 1998 – June 1999, at “Soft Studio”, and was produced by Beck Hansen, The Dust Brothers, Tony Hoffer and Mickey Petralia. in 2013, “NME” magazine ranked the album at number 307 in its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Beck– synthesizer, guitar, piano, keyboards, programming, vocals, choir, chorus, producer, vocoder, horn arrangements, mixing
  • David Campbell– viola, string arrangements, string conductor
  • Larry Corbett – cello
  • Joel Derouin – violin
  • Brian Gardner – mastering
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel
  • Jay Dee Maness – pedal steel
  • Johnny Marr– electric guitar
  • Michael Patterson– mixing
  • Herb Pedersen– banjo
  • Fernando Pullum – horn
  • David Ralicke – trombone
  • Joe Turano – horn, background vocals
  • Arnold McCuller – background vocals
  • Smokey Hormel – guitar
  • Joey Waronker– percussion, drums
  • Beth Orton– background vocals
  • Chris Bellman – mastering
  • The Dust Brothers– scratching, programming, engineer
  • Robert Carranza – string engineer
  • Steve Baxter – horn, background vocals
  • Justin Meldal-Johnsen– synthesizer, bass, guitar, percussion, background vocals, handclapping, shaker, upright bass
  • Steve Mixdorf – second engineer
  • Valerie Pinkston – background vocals
  • Roger Joseph Manning Jr.– organ, synthesizer, piano, tambourine, background vocals, choir, chorus, clavinet, percussion, shaker, vocoder
  • Mickey Petralia – programming, producer, engineer, mixing
  • Shauna O’Brien – project manager
  • DJ Swamp – scratching
  • Eve Butler – violin
  • Charlie Gross – photography
  • Arroyo Bombers – choir, chorus
  • Arroyo Tabernacle Men’s Chorale – choir, chorus
  • Jon Birdsong – trumpet
  • Derek Carlson – second engineer
  • Eye– artwork, art direction, design, collage
  • Gimbop – layout direction
  • Michel Gondry– collage
  • Tony Hoffer – guitar, programming, producer, engineer, editing, mixing, wah wah guitar, sound design
  • David Arthur Brown– tenor sax

Track listing:

All tracks by Beck Hansen, except where noted.

  1. Sexx Laws
  2. Nicotine & Gravy
  3. Mixed Bizness
  4. Get Real Paid
  5. Hollywood Freaks – Beck Hansen, John King, Michael Simpson
  6. Peaches & Cream
  7. Broken Train
  8. Milk & Honey – Beck Hansen, Buzz Clifford
  9. Beautiful Day
  10. Pressure Zone
  11. Debra

On October 25, 1994.

turbulent

On October 25, 1994, “Reprise” label released “Turbulent Indigo”, the fifteenth Joni Mitchell album. It was recorded in 1994, and was produced by Joni Mitchell and Larry Klein. The album won “Grammy Award” for “Pop Album of the Year”.The album takes inspiration from artist Vincent van Gogh, both for Mitchell’s self-portrait on the cover, and the song “Turbulent Indigo”.

Personnel:

  • Joni Mitchell – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Larry Klein- organ, bass
  • Wayne Shorter- soprano saxophone
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Carlos Vega – drums
  • Michael Landau- electric guitar
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel guitar
  • Steuart Smith- guitar
  • Seal- vocals
  • Bill Dillon – synthesizer
  • Charles Valentino – backing vocals
  • Kris Kello – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Joni Mitchell; except where noted.

  1. Sunny Sunday
  2. Sex Kills
  3. How Do You Stop
  4. Charlie Midnight, Dan Hartman
  5. Turbulent Indigo
  6. Last Chance Lost
  7. The Magdalene Laundries
  8. Not to Blame
  9. Borderline
  10. Yvette in English – Joni Mitchell, David Crosby
  11. The Sire of Sorrow (Job’s Sad Song)

On October 24, 1995.

smashing_pumpkins_-_mellon_collie_and_the_infinite_sadness

On October 24, 1995, “Virgin” label released “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness”, the third Smashing Pumpkins studio album. It was recorded March – August 1995, at “Pumpkinland”;  “Sadlands & Bugg Studios”; “Chicago Recording Company” and “The Village Recorder”, and was produced by Alan Moulder, Billy Corgan and Flood.”Rolling Stones” magazine ranked the album at number 487 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” was certified 4 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Belgium by “BEA”; Diamond in Canada by “CRIA”; Platinum in France by “SNEP”; 2 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; 2 x Platinum in Portugal by “AFP”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Diamond in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Chamberlin– drums, vocals
  • Billy Corgan– lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, piano, mellotron, production, mixing, string arrangement, art direction and design
  • James Iha– lead and rhythm guitar; vocals, mixing
  • D’arcy Wretzky– bass guitar, vocals
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra– orchestra
  • Greg Leisz– pedal and lap steel guitar
  • Roger Carpenter – technical assistance
  • John Craig – illustration
  • Flood– mixer
  • Andrea Giacobbe – photograph
  • Barry Goldberg – additional vocal recording, mixing assistance
  • Adam Green – technical assistance
  • Dave Kresl – string recording assistance
  • Tim “Gooch” Lougee – technical assistance
  • Guitar Dave Mannet – technical assistance
  • Jeff Moleski – technical assistance
  • Alan Moulder– mixer
  • Frank Olinsky – art direction and design
  • Claudine Pontier – recording assistance
  • Audrey Riley– string arrangement
  • Chris Shepard– recording
  • Russ Spice – technical assistance
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering

Track listing:

  1. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
  2. Tonight, Tonight
  3. Jellybelly
  4. Zero
  5. Here Is No Why
  6. Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  7. To Forgive
  8. Fuck You (An Ode to No One)
  9. Love
  10. Cupid de Locke
  11. Galapagos
  12. Muzzle
  13. Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
  14. Take Me Down
  15. Where Boys Fear to Tread
  16. Bodies
  17. Thirty – Three
  18. In the Arms of Sleep
  19. 1979
  20. Tales of a Scorched Earth
  21. Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  22. Stumbleine
  23. Y.U.
  24. We Only Come Out at Night
  25. Beautiful
  26. Lily (My One and Only)
  27. By Starlight
  28. Farewell and Goodnight