Tag Archives: James Hallawell

September 19, 2011.

On September 19, 2011, “W14/Proper Records” labels released “An Appointment with Mr. Yeats”, the tenth Waterboys (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2011, in London and Dublin, and was produced by Mike Scott and Marc Aciero.

Personnel:

  • Mike Scott – vocals, 6 and 12-string acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards organ, flute organ, Mellotron, synthesizers, 8-string bouzouki, percussion, programming, effects, treatments
  • James Hallawell – keyboards (including Hammond organ, Nord organs, piano, synthesizers
  • Marc Arciero – bass guitar
  • Ralph Salmins – drums, tambourine
  • Joe Chester – guitars, harmonium, additional vocals
  • Steve Wickham – fiddles, “white birds”
  • Kate St. John – saxophone, oboe, Cor Anglais
  • Blaise Margail – trombone
  • Sarah Allen – flute
  • Katie Kim – vocals
  • Freddie Stevenson – vocals

Track listing:

  1. The Hosting of the Shee
  2. Song of Wandering Aengus
  3. News for the Delphic Oracle
  4. A Full Moon in March
  5. Sweet Dancer
  6. White Birds
  7. The Lake Isle of Innisfree
  8. Mad As the Mist and Snow
  9. Before the World Was Made
  10. September 1913
  11. An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
  12. Politics
  13. Let the Earth Bear Witness
  14. The Faery’s Last Song

On August 21, 2020.

On August 21, 2020, “Cooking Vinyl” label released “Good Luck, Seeker”, the fourteenth Waterboys (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2020, and was produced by Puck Fingers and Brother Paul.

Personnel:

  • Mike Scott – vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, bass, archeology
  • Paul Brown – Hammond organ, piano, keyboards, archeology, programming
  • Steve Wickham – acoustic and electronic fiddle
  • Aongus Ralston – bass
  • Ralph Salmins – drums, percussion
  • Gavin Ralston – sonic guitar
  • James Hallawell – organ, keyboards, sonics, backing vocals, additional production
  • Peadar O’Riada – organ, tin whistle
  • David Hood – bass
  • Mark Smith – bass
  • Jeremy Stacey – drums
  • Justin Hallawell – distant drums
  • Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band, The Unthanks – horns, sonics
  • Jess Kavanagh, Zeenie Summers – backing vocals
  • Blaine Harrison – backing vocals
  • Irakli Gabriel – street voice
  • Chris O’Brien – additional engineering
  • Dave Montuy – additional engineering
  • Tim Martin, Jack Power – additional engineering
  • John Cornfield – additional engineering
  • Lester Salmins – drum recording
  • Don Jackson – mastering
  • Puck Fingers, Brother Paul – mixing
  • Bob Clearmountain – mixing
  • B.C. Nowlin – cover painting (Taoseno Sky, oil on canvas)
  • Mike Scott – front cover concept, design, photography
  • Ian Ross – design
  • Pixabay, Creative Commons, Engin Akyurt – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Soul Singer – Mike Scott
  2. (You’ve Got To) Kiss a Frog or Two – Mike Scott, Paul Brown
  3. Low Down in the Brown – traditional
  4. Dennis Hopper – Mike Scott, Paul Brown
  5. Freak Street – Mike Scott
  6. Sticky Fingers – Mike Scott, James Hallawell
  7. Why Should I Love You – Kate Bush
  8. The Golden Work – Mike Scott, Aongus Ralston, Charles Williams
  9. My Wanderings in the Weary Land – Mike Scott, Anthony Thistlethwaite, Jim Keltner
  10. Postcard from the Celtic Dreamtime – Mike Scott, James Hallawell
  11. Good Luckm Seeker – Mike Scott, Adrian McNally, Rachel Unthank, Becky Unthank, Niopha Keegan, Chris Price, Sandy Smith, Dion Fortune
  12. Beauty in Repetition – Mike Scott, Anthony Thistlethwaite, Jim Keltner
  13. Everchanging – Mike Scott, Anthony Thistlethwaite, Jim Keltner
  14. The Land of Sunset – Mike Scott, Peadar O’Riada

In April 1988.

In April 1988, “RCA” label released “The Mona Lisa’s Sister”, the ninth Graham Parker studio album. It was recorded in 1988, and was produced by Graham Parker and Brinsley Schwarz.. In 1989, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “The Mona Lisa’s Sister” at number 97 on its list of the “100 Best Albums of the 1980s”.

Personnel:

  • Graham Parker- lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Brinsley Schwarz- electric guitar, percussion, backing vocals
  • Andrew Bodnar- bass guitar
  • James Hallawell- keyboards
  • Terry Williams- drums
  • Pete Thomas- drums
  • Andy Duncan- drums
  • Christie Chapman- backing vocals
  • Jon Jacobs- engineer
  • Martin Edwards- engineer assistant
  • Jack Drummond – cover painting
  • Jolie Parker – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Graham Parker, except where noted.

  1. Don’t Let It Break You Down
  2. Under the Mask of Happiness
  3. Back in Time
  4. I’m Just Your Man
  5. OK Hieronymus
  6. Get Started. Start a Fire
  7. The Girl Isn’t Ready
  8. Blue Highways
  9. Success
  10. I Don’t Know
  11. Cupid – Sam Cooke