Tag Archives: Island

Mott the Hopple: Brian Capers

In November 1971, “Island” label released “Brain Capers”, the fourth Mott the Hopple studio album. It was recorded August – September 1971, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Guy Stevens.

Personnel:

  • Ian Hunter – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Mick Ralphs – lead guitar
  • Pete Watts – vocals, bass
  • Dale “Buffin” Griffin – vocals, drums
  • Verden Allen – vocals, keyboards
  • Jim Price – trumpet 
  • Guy Stevens – piano
  • Andy Johns – engineer
  • Zal Schreiber – mastering
  • Richard Polak – photography

Track listing:

  1. Death May Be Your Santa Claus – Ian Hunter, Verden Allen
  2. Your Own Backyard – Dion DiMucci, Tony Fasce
  3. Darkness, Darkness – Jesse Colin Young
  4. The Journey – Ian Hunter
  5. Sweet Angeline – Ian Hunter
  6. Second Love – Verden Allen
  7. The Moon Upstairs – Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs
  8. The Wheel of the Quivering Meat Conception – Ian Hunter, Guy Stevens

Mott the Hopple: Same

On November 22, 1969, “Island” label released the self-titled, debut Mott the Hoople album. It was recorded May – July 1969, at “Morgan” in London, and was produced by Guy Stevens. 

Personnel:

  • Ian Hunter – lead vocals, piano, rhythm guitar
  • Mick Ralphs – lead and backing vocals, lead guitar
  • Verden Allen – organ, backing vocals
  • Pete “Overend” Watts – bass, backing vocals
  • Dale “Buffin” Griffin – drums, backing vocals
  • Guy Stevens – piano
  • Andy Johns – engineer
  • M. C. Escher – front cover drawing

Track listing:

  1. You Really Got Me – Ray Davies
  2. At the Crossroads – Doug Sahm
  3. Laugh At Me – Sonny Bono
  4. Backsliding Fearlessly – Ian Hunter
  5. Rock and Roll Queen – Mick Ralphs
  6. Rabbit Foot and Toby Time – Mike Ralphs
  7. Half Moon Bay – Mike Ralphs, Ian Hunter
  8. Wrath and Wroll – Guy Stevens

Jamie Cullum: Interlude

On October 6, 2014, “Island” label released “Interlude”, the seventh Jamie Cullum album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by Benedic Lamdin.

Personnel:

  • Jamie Cullum – vocal, piano, organ, photography
  • Gregory Porter – vocal
  • Laura Mvula – vocal
  • Rob Updegraff – guitar
  • Ross Stanley – piano
  • Rian Vosloo – bass, arranger
  • Tim Giles – drums, arranger
  • Tom Richards – saxophone, reeds, arrangements
  • Tomas Challenger – tenor saxophone
  • Edgar Jones – tenor saxophone, reeds
  • Fulvio Sigurta – trumpet
  • Mike Lovett – trumpet
  • Rory Simmons – trumpet, arranger
  • Percy Pursglove – trumpet
  • Neil Sidwell, Nichol Thomson, Natalie Wilts, Trevor Mires – trombone
  • James Allsopp – clarinet, reeds
  • Howard McGill – clarinet
  • Aisha Orazbeveva, Emma Smith – violin
  • Vince Sipprell – viola
  • Lucy Railton – cello
  • Amy Stanford, Anna Giddey, Kit Massey, Mary Martin, Natalie Rozario, Paloma Deike, Rachel Steadman, Ruth Elder – strings
  • Benedic Lamdin – engineer, mixing
  • Alex Bonney – engineer assistant
  • Vlado Meller – mastering
  • Jeremy Lubsey – mastering assistant
  • Matk James – artwork, design
  • Michael Agel, Andrew Corrigan – photography

Track listing:

  1. Interlude – Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli, Raymond Leven
  2. Don’t You Know – Ray Charles
  3. The Seer’s Tower – Sufjan Stevens
  4. Walkin’ – Richard Carpenter
  5. Good Morning Heartache – Dan Fisher, Ervin Drake, Irene Higginbotham
  6. Sack O’Woe – Jon Hendricks, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley
  7. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus
  8. My One and Only Love – Guy B. Wood, Robert Mellin
  9. Lovesick Blues – Cliff Friend, Irving Mills
  10. Losing You – Randy Newman
  11. Out of This World – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  12. Make Someone Happy – Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Jule Styne

The Killers: Pressure Machine

On August 13, 2021,” Island” label released “Pressure Machine”, the seventh Killers (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2020 – 2021, at “Battle Born Studios” in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was produced by Jonathan Rado and Shawn Everett.

Personnel:

  • Brandon Flowers – vocals, piano, synthesizer
  • Dave Keuning – guitar, pedal steel guitar 
  • Ronnie Vannucci Jr. – drums, guitar
  • Phoebe Bridgers – vocals
  • Matthew Davidson – pedal steel guitar
  • Jonathan Rado – piano, organ, synthesizer, harmonica, guitar, bass, mandolin, recording
  • Joe Pug – harmonica, guitar
  • Nate Walcott – trumpet
  • Gabriel Cabezas – cello
  • Sara Watkins – fiddle
  • Rob Moose – strings
  • Anjolee Williams – backing vocals
  • Charles “ChuckHeat” Henderson-McCrary – backing vocals
  • Griffin Goldsmith – backing vocals
  • Taylor Goldsmith – backing vocals
  • Jed Jones – recording
  • Matt Breunig – recording
  • Will Maclellan – recording
  • Alec Eitram – recording
  • Raoul Ahmad – recording
  • Robert Root – recording
  • Rias Reed – recording
  • Shawn Everett – engineer, mixing
  • Chris Allgood – mastering
  • Emily Lazar – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Brandon Flowers and Jonathan Rado, except where noted.

  1. West Hill
  2. Quiet Town
  3. Terrible Thing – Brandon Flowers
  4. Cody – Brandon Flowers, Ronnie Vannucci Jr., Jonathan Rado
  5. Sleepwalker
  6. Runaway Horses – Brandon Flowers
  7. In the Car Outside – Brandon Flowers, Jonathan Rado, Dave Keuning
  8. In Another Life
  9. Desperate Things
  10. Pressure Machine – Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Jonathan Rado
  11. The Getting By

Sum 41: Underclass Hero

On July 18, 2007, “Island” label released “Underclass Hero”, the fourth Sum 41 studio album. It was recorded November 2006 – March 2007, at “Ocean Way” in Los Angeles, “Sound City” in Van Nuys, California, and “Sage & Sound” in Hollywood, and was produced by Deryck Whibley.

Personnel:

  • Deryck Whibley – vocals, guitars, keyboards, piano
  • Cone – bass
  • Stevo – drums, percussion
  • Michael Railton – piano
  • Jamie Muhoberac – keyboards
  • Dan Chase – percussion
  • David Campbell – string arrangement
  • Doug McKean – engineer
  • Keith Armstrong – engineer assistant
  • Adam Fuller – engineer assistant
  • Nathan Johns – engineer assistant
  • Nik Karpen – engineer assistant
  • Wesley Seidman – engineer assistant
  • Chris Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Patrick Hegarty – design
  • Brian Lauzon – package design, photography
  • Matt Taylor – package design, photography
  • Jonathan Mannion – cover photo

Track listing:

All tracks by Deryck Whibley, except where noted.

  1. Underclass Hero – Deryck Whibley, Steve Kocz
  2. Walking Disaster
  3. Speak of the Devil
  4. Dear Father
  5. Count Your Last Blessings
  6. Ma Poubelle – Deryck Whibley, Steve Kocz
  7. March of the Dogs
  8. The Jester
  9. With Me
  10. Pull the Curtain
  11. King of Contradiction
  12. Best of Me
  13. Confusion and Frustration in Modern Times
  14. So Long Goodbye

Florence and the Machine: Lungs

On July 3, 2009, “Island” label released “Lungs”, the debut Florence and the Machine studio album. It was recorded 2007 – 2009, at “The Garden”,  “The Pool”, “The Synagogue”, “Strongroom 33 / Space Cave”, “The Smokehouse” and “The Dairy” in London, and was produced by Paul Epworth, James Ford, Charlie Hugall, Stephen Mackey, Isabella Summers and Eg White.

Personnel:

  • Florence Welch – lead and backing vocals, additional drumming, percussion, art direction
  • Rob Ackroyd – guitar, bass guitar
  • Tom Monger – harp
  • Christopher Lloyd Hayden – drums
  • Isabella Summers – piano, additional drumming, percussion
  • Tim McCall – guitar
  • Leo Abrahams – guitar
  • Duncan “Pixie” Mills – Hammond organ
  • Stephen Mackey – bass guitar
  • Mete Burch Bator – bass guitar
  • Martin Slattery – drums
  • James Ford – drums, bass guitar, additional piano; organ
  • Charlie Hugall – additional drumming, percussion, additional bass
  • Sally Herbert – string arrangements, violin
  • Everton Nelson – violin
  • Bruce White – viola
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Charlie Henry – cello
  • LaDonna Harley-Peters – backing vocals
  • Victoria Akintola – backing vocals
  • Mark Rankin – recording 
  • Jimmy Robertson – recording, mixing
  • Duncan “Pixie” Mills – engineer assistant
  • Ben Jackson – engineer assistant
  • Al Riley – engineer assistant
  • James Ford – mixing
  • Stephen Mackey – mixing
  • Richard Flack – mixing
  • Cenzo Townshend – mixing 
  • Neil Comber – mixing assistant
  • Ben Mortimer – final edit
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Tabitha Denholm – art direction
  • Hugh Frost – layout
  • Orlando Weeks – lung illustration
  • Tom Beard – photography
  • Wade Fletcher – live photograph

Track listing:

  1. Dog Days Are Over – Florence Welch, Isabella Summers
  2. Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) – Florence Welch, Paul Epworth
  3. I’m Not Calling You a Liar – Florence Welch, Isabella Summers
  4. Howl – Florence Welch, Paul Epworth
  5. Kiss With a Fist – Florence Welch, Matt Allchin
  6. Girl With One Eye – Matt Allchin, Davis Ashby, James McCool
  7. Drumming Song – Florence Welch, James Ford, Crispin Hunt
  8. Between Two Lungs – Florence Welch, Isabella Summers
  9. Cosmic Love – Florence Welch, Isabella Summers
  10. My Boy Builds Coffins – Florence Welch, Christopher Lloyd Hayden, Rob Ackroyd
  11. Hurricane Drunk – Florence Welch, Eg White
  12. Blinding – Florence Welch, Paul Epworth
  13. You’ve Got the Love – John Bellamy, Arnecia Michelle Harris. Anthony B. Stephens

Jamie Cullum: Taller

On June 7, 2019, “Island” label released “Taller”, the eight Jamie Cullum album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Spark Studio”, “Moon Palace Studio”, “Master Chord Studio”, “British Grove”, “The Church”, “Kensaltown Recording Studios”, and was produced by Troy Miller and Jamie Cullum.

Personnel:

  • Jamie Cullum – vocal, piano, electric piano, bass, synth, mellotron, kalimba
  • Femi Towowo, Tom Varrall – guitar
  • Paul Stacey – guitar
  • Loz Garratt – bass
  • Troy Miller – drums, synths, organ, electric bass, conductor, string arrangements, mixing
  • Brad Webb – drums
  • Tom Richards – tenor and baritone saxophone, horn arrangements
  • Nichol Thomson – trombone
  • Rory Simmons, Tom Rees-Roberts – trumpet
  • London Symphony Orchestra – strings
  • Tippett Quartet – strings
  • Brendan Reilly, Jennifer Moore , Jono Mcneil, Kevin Mark-Trail, Ladonna Harley-Peters, Sewuese, Sharleen Linton, Sharlene Hector, Sumudu Jayatilaka, Wendi Harriet, Xantoné Blacq – backing vocals
  • Danny Allin – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Jamie Cullum, except where noted.

  1. Taller – Jamie Cullum, Simon Aldred
  2. Life Is Grey
  3. Mankind
  4. Usher – Ben Cullum, Jamie Cullum
  5. The Age of Anxiety
  6. For the Love – Jamie Cullum, Jayson DeZuzio, Martin Terefe, Sasha Sloan
  7. Drink
  8. You Can’t Hideaway from Love – Jamie Cullum, Troy Miller
  9. Monster – Jamie Cullum, Jamie Hartman
  10. Endings and Beginnings

Julian Cope: Peggy Suicide

On April 22, 1991, “Island” label released “Peggy Suicide”, the seventh Julian Cope album. It was recorded in 1990, and was produced by Julian Cope and Donald Ross Skinner.

Personnel:

  • Julian Cope (also credited as DeHarrison and Double DeHarrison) – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, Moog synthesizer, string synthesizer, string arrangements
  • Donald Ross Skinner – bass guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, organ, piano, drums
  • Michael “Moon-Eye” Watts – electric guitar
  • Ron Fair – piano
  • Tim Bran – Hammond organ 
  • Gorby Scott Butterworth – Moog synthesizer
  • Mark “Rooster” Cosby – drums, percussion, congas
  • J.D. Hassinger – electronic and acoustic drums, tambourine
  • Mike Joyce – drums
  • Ronnie Ross – baritone saxophone 
  • Aaf Verkade – trumpet 
  • The William Stukeley Quintet – strings 
  • Dan Levett – cello
  • Lulu Chivers, Edwina Vernon, Camilla Mayer – vocals
  • Hugo Nicolson – recording, mixing
  • Ingmar Kiang – recording
  • Tim Bran – recording
  • Tony Harris – recording
  • Paul Tipler – recording
  • Darina Roche – cover painting
  • Darren Woolford – design
  • Richard Haughton – photography

Track listing:

All tracks bu Julian Cope, except where noted.

  1. Pristeen
  2. Double Vegetation
  3. East Easy Rider
  4. Promised Land
  5. Hanging Out & Hung Up on the Line
  6. Safesurfer
  7. If You Loved me at All – Julian Cope, Donald Ross Skinner
  8. Drive, She Said
  9. Soldier Blu – Julian Cope, Donald Ross Skinner
  10. You
  11. Not Raving But Drowing
  12. Head
  13. Leperskin – Julian Cope, Donald Ross Skinner
  14. Beautiful Love
  15. Western Front 1992 CE
  16. Hung Up & Hanging Out To Dry – Julian Cope, Donald Ross Skinner, Double DeHarrison, J.D. Hassinger
  17. The American Lite – Julian Cope Donald Ross Skinner
  18.  Las Vegas Basemant

Ben Howard: Collections from the Whiteout

On March 26, 2021, “Island” label released “Collections from the Whiteout”, the fourth Ben Howard studio album. It was recorded 2020 – 2021, at “Long Pond” in New York City, “La Frette” in Paris, and was produced by Aaron Dessner and Ben Howard.

Personnel:

  • Ben Howard – vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Aaron Dessner – guitar, piano
  • Mickey Smith – acoustic guitar, dulcimer
  • Nat Wason – electric guitar
  • Richard Thomas – keyboard, synthesizer
  • Kate Stables – vocals
  • Thomas Bartlett – synthesizer
  • Rob Moose – violin, viola
  • India Bourne – cello
  • Ryan Olson – sound effects
  • James Krivchenia – drums, percussion
  • Yussef Dayes – drums
  • Jason Treuting – drums, percussion
  • Kyle Keegan – drums
    Jonathan Low – engineer, mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Roddy Bow – artwork

Track listing:

  1. Follies Fixture – Ben Howard
  2. What a Day – Ben Howard, Aaron Dessner
  3. Crowhurst’s Meme – Ben Howard, Yussef Dayes
  4. Finders Keepers – Ben Howard, Aaron Dessner
  5. Far Out – Ben Howard, Aaron Dessner
  6. Rookery – Ben Howard
  7. You Have Your Way – Ben Howard
  8. Sage That She Was Burning – Ben Howard, Aaron Dessner
  9. Sorry Kid – Ben Howard, Aaron Dessner
  10. Unfurling – Ben Howard, Aaron Dessner
  11. Metaphysical Cantations – Ben Howard, Aaron Dessner
  12. Make Arrangements – Ben Howard, Aaron Dessner
  13. The Strange Last Flight of Richard Russell – Ben Howard, Aaron Dessner, Yessef Dayes
  14. Buzzard – Ben Howard

The Bravery: Stir the Blood

On December 1, 2009, “Island” label released “Stir the Blood”, the third Bravery (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2009, and was produced by John Hill and Sam Endicott. The album cover features a detail from ‘Carrion Call’ by British artist Polly Morgan.

Personnel:

  • Sam Endicott – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Michael Zakarin – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • John Conway – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Mike Hindert – bass, backing vocals
  • Anthony Burulcich – drums, backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Sam Endicott, except where noted.

  1. Adored
  2. Song for Jacob
  3. Slow Poison
  4. Hatef—k
  5. I Am Your Skin
  6. She’s So Bendable – Mike Hindert
  7. The Spectator
  8. I Have Seen the Future
  9. Red Hands and White Knuckles
  10. Jack-O’-Lantern Man
  11. Sugar Pill