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On June 1, 1999.

On June 1, 1999, “Dreamworks” label released “Bad Love”, the ninth Randy Newman studio album. It was recorded 1997 – 1999, at “Sunset Sound”, “Sound Factory”, “Capitol” in Hollywood, and was produced by Mitchell Froom and Tchad Blake.

Personnel:

  • Randy Newman – vocals, piano, arranger, conductor
  • Steve Donnelly – guitar
  • Greg Leisz – pedal steel guitar
  • Mitchell Froom – keyboards
  • Greg Cohen – bass
  • Pete Thomas – drums
  • Brandon Fields – saxophone
  • Martin Krystall – saxophone
  • Jack Nimitz – saxophone
  • Brian Scanlon – saxophone
  • Tom Scott – saxophone
  • Stu Blumberg – trumpet
  • Oscar Brashear – trumpet
  • Bruce Fowler – trombone
  • George Thatcher – trombone
  • James Self – tuba
  • Carmen Carter, Donna Davidson, Linda Harmon, Scottie Haskell, Luana Jackman, Teresa James, Melissa Mackay, Kate Markowitz, Bobbi Page, Sally Stevens-Eskew, Carmen Twillie, Terry Wood, Herb Pedersen – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman.

  1. My Country
  2. Shame
  3. I’m Dead (But I Don’t Know It)
  4. Every Time It Rains
  5. The Great Nations of Europe
  6. The One You Love
  7. The World Isn’t Fair
  8. Big Hat, No Cattle
  9. Better Off Dead
  10. I Miss You
  11. Going Home
  12. I Want Everyone to Like Me

On May 3, 2019.

On May 3, 2019, “Columbia” label released “Father of the Bride”, the fourth Vampire Weekend studio album. It was recorded January 2016 – August 2018, at “Effie Street” in  Silverlake, California, “Vox” in Hollywood, “Sony” in Akasaka, Minato, Japan, and was produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, Ezra Koenig, BloodPop, DJ Dahi and Rostam Batmanglij.

Personnel:

  • Ezra Koenig – lead vocals, guitars, mixing
  • Rostam Batmanglij – 12-string acoustic guitar
  • Tommy King – piano
  • Buddy Ross – synthesizers, Wurlitzer, piano, strings, backing vocals 
  • Matt Chamberlain – drums
  • Greg Leisz – electric and pedal steel guitar
  • David Longstreth – guitar, backing vocals
  • Jake Longstreth – guitar
  • John Nixon – guitar
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – guitar
  •  Steve Lacy – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Sam Gendel – saxophone
  • Serena McKinney – violins 
  • Danielle Haim – lead and backing vocals
  • Jude Law – lead vocals
  • Jenny Lewis – vocal sample
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – engineer, mixing
  • Buddy Ross – engineer, mixing
  • Shawn Everett – engineer, mixing
  • Rostam Batmanglij – engineer, mixing
  • Dalton Ricks – engineer
  • Nick Rowe – engineer
  • Chris Kasych – engineer
  • John DeBold – engineer
  • Hiroya Takayama – engineer
  • Takemasa Kosaka – engineer
  • Dave Schiffman – engineer
  • P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel) – engineer
  • Michael Harris – engineer
  • Jude Law – engineer
  • Manny Marroquin – mixing
  • Chris Galland – mixing
  • Robin Florent – mixing assistant
  • Scott Desmarais – mixing assistant
  • Emily Lazar – mastering
  • Chris Allgood – mastering assistant
  • Nick Harwood – art direction
  • Primo Kahn – cover design
  • Public-Library – cover design
  • Brendan Ratzlaff – illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Ezra Koenig, except where noted.

  1. Hold You Now – Ezra Koenig, Hans Zimmer
  2. Harmony Hall
  3. Bambina
  4. This Life – Ezra Koenig, Makonnen Sheran, Mark Ronson
  5. Big Blue
  6. How Long? – Ezra Koenig, William Shelby, Stephen Shockley, Leon F. Silvers III
  7. Unbearably White
  8. Rich Man – Ezra Koenig, S. E. Rogie
  9. Married in a Gold Rush
  10. My Mistake – Ezra Koenig, Ludwig Göransson
  11. Sympathy – Ezra Koenig, Ariel Rechtshaid
  12. Sunflower
  13. Flower Moon – Ezra Koenig, Ariel Rechtshaid
  14. 2021 – Haruomi Hososno, Ezra Koenig
  15. We Belong Together – Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij
  16. Stranger
  17. Spring Snow – Ezra Koenig, BloodPop, Sam Gendel
  18. Jerusalem, New York, Berlin

On February 23, 1999.

On February 23, 1999, “Capitol” label released “Suicaine Gratifaction”, the third Paul Westerberg studio album. It was recorded in 1998, and was produced by Paul Westerberg and Don Was.

Personnel:

  • Paul Westerberg – vocals, guitar
  • Shawn Colvin – vocals
  • Suzie Katayama – accordion, cello
  • Greg Leisz – pedal steel guitar
  • Benmont Tench – keyboards
  • Richard Todd – French horn
  • Don Was – bass
  • Jim Keltner – drums, percussion
  • Steve Ferrone – drums
  • Josh Freese – drums
  • Abe Laboriel Jr. – drums
  • Dave Pirner – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Westerberg.

  1. It’s a Wonderful Lie
  2. Self-Defense
  3. Best Thing That Never Happened
  4. Lookin’ Out Forever
  5. Born for Me
  6. Final Hurrah
  7. Tears Rolling Up Our Sleeves
  8. Fugitive Kind
  9. Sunrise Always Listens
  10. Whatever Makes You Happy
  11. Actor in the Street
  12. Bookmark

On November 13, 2001.

On November 13, 2001, “Elektra” label released “Motherland”, the third Natalie Merchant album. It was recorded July – September 2001, at “Allaire Studios”, “Sunset Sound” and “Clinton Studios”, and was produced by T-Bone Burnett and Natalie Merchant.

Personnel:

  • Natalie Merchant – vocal, piano, Rhodes piano
  • Erik Della Penna – electric guitar, classical guitar, acoustic guitar, oud, banjo, lap steel guitar, bouzouki
  • Greg Leisz – acoustic and electric guitar, 12 string guitar, banjo, mandolin
  • Elizabeth Steen – Hammond organ, mellotron, Wurlitzer piano, piano
  • Gabriel Gordon – vocal, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Keefus Ciancia – piano, Hammond organ, keyboard
  • Patrick Warren – Chamberlin, pump organ
  • Guy Klucevsek – accordion
  • Van Dyke Parks – accordion
  • Mike Elizondo – acoustic bass
  • Bob Glaub – bass guitar
  • Jeremy McCoy – bass guitar
  • Graham Maby – bass guitar
  • Matt Chamberlain – drums, percussion
  • Carla Azar – drums 
  • Katie Goldberg – vocal
  • Mavis Staples – vocals
  • Kate Daley – Vivian girl’s voice
  • Kelly Daley – Vivian girl’s voice
  • Stephen Barber – arranger, conductor
  • David Ralicke – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trombone
  • Philip Myers – French horn
  • Sandra Church – alto flute
  • David Krakauer – clarinet
  • Mitchell Estrin – bass clarinet
  • Tony Kadleck – trumpet
  • Chris Tedesco – trumpet
  • Sandra Park – violin, string contractor
  • Krystof Kuznik – violin
  • Bruno Eicher – violin
  • Ann S. Kim – violin
  • Lisa E. Kim – violin
  • Karen Marx – violin
  • Robert T. Shaw – violin
  • Fiona Simon – violin
  • Soo Hyun Kwon – violin
  • Jung Sun Yoo – violin
  • Sharon Yamada – violin
  • Laura Seaton – violin
  • Nick Cords – viola
  • Vivek Kamath – viola
  • Karen Dreyfus – viola
  • Elizabeth Dyson – cello
  • Sarah Seiver – cello
  • Alan Stepansky – cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Natalie Merchant.

  1. This House Is on Fire
  2. Motherland
  3. Saint Judas
  4. Put the Law on You
  5. Build a Levee
  6. Golden Boy
  7. Henry Darger
  8. The Worst Thing – Spanish lyrics by Daniel de la Calle 
  9. Tell Yourself
  10. Just Can’t Last
  11. Not in This Life
  12. I’m Not Gonna Beg

On October 13, 2017.

On October 13, 2017, “Loma Vista Records” label released “Masseduction”, the fifth St. Vincent studio album. It was in 2017 at “Electric Lady” in New York, “Rough Consumer” in Brooklyn, “Compound Fracture” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jack Antonoff and St. Vincent. At the 61st “Annual Grammy Awards”, “Masseduction” won the award for “Best Recording Package” and “Best Rock Song” for its title track.

Personnel:

  • Annie Clark – vocals, bass, guitar, synthesizers, additional engineering
  • Jack Antonoff – piano, synthesizers, bass, bass, drums, mellotron, programming, string arrangements, additional engineering
  • Thomas Bartlett – piano, synthesizers
  • Bobby Sparks – keyboards 
  • Greg Leisz – pedal steel 
  • Rich Hinman – pedal steel 
  • Tuck Andress – guitar
  • Daniel Mintseris – synthesizers
  • Lars Stalfors – synthesizers, programming 
  • Mike Elizondo – bass 
  • Pino Palladino – bass 
  • Evan Smith – saxophone 
  • Kamasi Washington – saxophone 
  • Margot – strings 
  • Philip A. Peterson – cello 
  • Timothy Garland – violin
  • Patti Andress – vocals
  • Jenny Lewis – vocals
  • Kid Monkey – vocals
  • Toko Yasuda – vocals
  • Sounwave – programming
  • Adam Pickrell – programming
  • Lars Stalfors – co-production
  • John Congleton – additional production
  • Laura Sisk – engineering
  • Sean Cook – additional engineering
  • Brent Arrowood – additional engineering
  • Alonzo Lazaro – additional engineering
  • Miro Mackie – additional engineering
  • Tom Elmhirst – mixing
  • Catherine Marks – mixing
  • Brandon Boost – mix engineering
  • Caesar Edmunds – mix engineering
  • Chris Gehringer – mastering
  • Willo Perron & Associates – creative direction
  • NONOT – package design
  • Nedda Afsari – photography

Track listing:

  1. Hang on Me – Annie Clark
  2. Pills – Annie Clark, Jack Antonoff, Mark Anthony Spears
  3. Masseduction – Annie Clark, Jack Antonoff
  4. Sugarboy – Annie Clark, Jack Antonoff
  5. Los Angeles – Annie Clark
  6. Happy Birthday, Johnny – Annie Clark, Jack Antonoff
  7. Savior – Annie Clark
  8. New York – Annie Clark, Jack Antonoff
  9. Fear the Future – Annie Clark
  10. Young Lover – Annie Clark
  11. Dancing with a Ghost – Annie Clark
  12. Slow Disco – Annie Clark, Joy Williams
  13. Smoking Section – Annie Clark

On July 10, 2020.

On July 20, 2020, “BMG” label released “Unfollow the Rules”, the tenth Rufus Wainwright album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, and was produced by Mitchell Froom.

Personnel:

  • Rufus Wainwright – lead and backing vocals
  • Randy Kerber – piano
  • Blake Mills – guitar
  • Adam Levy – guitar
  • George Deoring – guitar
  • Greg Leisz – pedal steel guitar
  • George Deoring – mandoline
  • Mitchell Froom – keyboards, arranger
  • David Plitch – bass
  • Davey Faragher – bass
  • Matt Chamberlain – drums
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Dan Higgins – clarinet, saxophone, flute
  • Laura Brenes – French Horn
  • Nick Daley – trombone
  • Rob Moose – violin, viola
  • Gabriel Cabezas – cello
  • Petra Haden – backing vocals
  • Jennifer Ellis Kampani – backing vocals
  • Jenni Muldaur – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Rufus Wainwright.

  1. Trouble in Paradise
  2. Damsel in Distress
  3. Unfollow the Rules
  4. You Ain’t Big
  5. Romantical Man
  6. Peaceful Afternoon
  7. Only the People That Love
  8. This One’s for the Ladies (That Lunge!)
  9. My Little You
  10. Early Morning Madness
  11. Hatred
  12. Alone Time

On June 30, 1998.

On June 30, 1998, “Mercury” label released “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road”, the fifth Lucinda Williams studio album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Room and Board Studio” in Nashville, Tennessee, “Rumbo Studio” in Canoga Park, California, and was produced by Roy Bittan, Steve Earle, Ray Kennedy and Lucinda Williams. “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road: won a “Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album”, and was voted “The Best album of 1998” in The Village Voice’s annual “Pazz & Jop” critics poll.

Personnel:

  • Lucinda Williams – vocals, acoustic guitar, dobro guitar
  • Gurf Morlix – electric guitar, 12 string electric guitar, electric slide guitar, acoustic slide guitar, harmony vocal
  • Buddy Miller – acoustic guitar, mando guitar, electric guitar, harmony vocal
  • Ray Kennedy – 12 string electric guitar
  • Greg Leisz – 12 string electric guitar, mandolin
  • Charlie Sexton – electric guitar, dobro guitar
  • Steve Earle – acoustic guitar, harmonica, resonator guitar, harmony vocal
  • Johnny Lee Schell – electric guitar, electric slide guitar, dobro guitar
  • Bo Ramsey – electric guitar, slide guitar
  • Richard “Hombre” Price – dobro guitar
  • Roy Bittan – Hammond B3 organ, accordion, organ
  • Micheal Smotherman – B-3 organ
  • John Ciambotti – bass guitar, upright bass
  • Donald Lindley – drums, percussion
  • Jim Lauderdale – harmony vocal
  • Emmylou Harris – harmony vocal

Track listing:

All tracks by Lucinda Williams except where noted.

  1. Right in Time
  2. Car Wheels on a Grave Road
  3. 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
  4. Drunken Angel
  5. Concrete and Barbed Wine
  6. Lake Charles
  7. Can’t Let Go – Randy Weeks
  8. I Lost It
  9. Metal Firecrackers
  10. Greenville
  11. Still Looking for Your Kiss – Lucinda Williams, Duane Jarvis
  12. Joy
  13. Jackson

On June 5, 2012.

On June 5, 2012, “Fantasy” label released “Analog Man”, the eleventh Joe Walsh album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Joe Walsh, Jeff Lynne and Tim Armstrong.

Personnel:

  • Joe Walsh – vocals, guitar, bass, piano, drums
  •  Little Richard – lead vocals
  • Jeff Lynne – keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, backing vocals, engineer, mixing
  • Joe Vitale – keyboards, sitar
  • Richard Davis – synthesizer, programming
  • Greg Leisz – pedal steel guitar
  • Jay Dee Maness – pedal steel guitar
  • Tim Armstrong – guitar
  • Rick Rosas – bass
  • Kenny Passarelli – bass
  • Dale Peters – bass
  • Ringo Starr – drums
  • Jim Fox – drums, background vocals
  • Steve Jay – percussion
  • Bruce Sugar – percussion, programming
  • Tommy Lee James – backing vocals
  • Graham Nash – backing vocals
  • David Crosby – backing vocals
  • Steve Jay, Bruce Sugar, John Morrical, Ken Hammon – engineer, mixing 
  • Howie Weinberg, Dan Gerbarg – mastering
  • Jeri Heiden/Smog Design, Inc. – art direction
  • Ryan Corey/Smog Design, Inc. – background photography, package design

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Walsh, except where noted.

  1. Analog Man – Joe Walsh, Drew Hester, Gannin Arnold
  2. Wrecking Ball – Joe Walsh, Tommy Lee James
  3. Lucky That Way – Joe Walsh, Tommy Lee James
  4. Spanish Dancer
  5. Funk 50
  6. Band Played On – Joe Walsh, Tommy Lee James
  7. Family – Joe Walsh, Tommy Lee James
  8. One Day at a Time
  9. Hi – Roller Baby – Tim Armstrong
  10. India

On April 19, 2005.

On April 19, 2005, “Sovereign Records” label released “Here Come the Choppers”, the 17th Loudon Wainwright III album. It was recorded in 2004, and was produced by Lee Townsend.

Personnel:

  • Loudon Wainwright III – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Bill Frisell – electric guitar
  • Greg Leisz – mandolin, pedal steel, electric and lap steel guitar
  • David Piltch – acoustic and electric bass
  • Coco Love Alcorn – vocals
  • Chris Gestrin – Wurlitzer
  • Jim Keltner – drums, percussion
  • Shawn Pierce – engineer, mixing
  • Steve Vance – illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Loudon Wainwright III.

  1. My Biggest Fan
  2. No Sure Way
  3. Had to Be Her
  4. Hank and Fred
  5. Half Fist
  6. To Be on TV
  7. God’s Country
  8. Make Your Mother Mad
  9. When You Leave
  10. Nanny
  11. Here Come the Choppers
  12. Things

On March 20, 2020.

On March 20, 2020, “BMG” label released “I Am Not a Dog on a Chain” the thirteenth Morrissey studio album. It was recorded in 2019, at “Studio La Fabrique” in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, “Sunset Sound” in Hollywood, and was produced by Joe Chiccarelli.

Personnel:

  • Morrissey – vocals
  • Boz Boorer – saxophone, acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, zither, clarinet, saxophone, string arrangements
  • Roger Manning – harmonium, horn, Mellotron, organ, piano, synthesizer, backing vocals, string arrangements
  • Gustavo Manzur – accordion, nylon string guitar, Mellotron, piano, synthesizer, drum programming, backing vocals
  • Greg Leisz – pedal steel guitar
  • Jesse Tobias – acoustic and electric guitars, recitation, electric sitar
  • Matt Walker – drums, percussion
  • Mando Lopez – bass guitar
  • Sean Hurley – bass guitar
  • Victor Indrizzo – drums
  • Danny Levin – trumpet
  • David Ralicke – saxophone
  • Bridget Regan – fiddle
  • Thelma Houston – vocals
  • Joe Chiccarelli – synthesizer, drum programming, engineerMike Daly – synthesizer, drum programming
  • Daniel Cayotte – recitation
  • Sally Chae – backing vocals
  • Glendale Tab & Apple Choir – vocals
  • Karla Manzur – backing vocals
  • Rose Mary – laughing
  • Megan Sluiter – laughing
  • Miro La Gagioia – assistant engineering
  • Ken Sluiter – mixing
  • Emily Lazar – mastering
  • Chris Allgood – assistant mastering
  • Liam Lynch – artwork, design
  • John Fekner – photography
  • Chris Stewart – cover photo
  • Jose Vergara – photography

Track listing:

  1. Jim Jim Falls – Morrissey, Jesse Tobias
  2. Love Is on its Way Out – Morrissey, Gustavo Manzur
  3. Bobby, Don’t You Think They Know? – Morrissey, Gustavo Manzur
  4. I Am Not a Dog on a Chain – Morrissey, Jesse Tobias
  5. What Kind of People Live in These Houses? – Morrissey, Jesse Tobias
  6. Knockabout World – Morrissey, Jesse Tobias
  7. Darling, I Hug a Pillow – Morrissey, Mando Lopez
  8. Once I Saw a River Clean – Morrissey, Jesse Tobias
  9. The Truth About Ruth – Morrissey, Gustavo Manzur
  10. The Secret of Music – Morrissey, Mando Lopez
  11. My Hunting Days Are Done – Morrissey, Jesse Tobias