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On September 6, 2013.

On September 6, 2013, “Mute” label released “Tales of Us”, the sixth Goldfrapp studio album. It was recorded April – May 2013, at “Angel Recording Studios” in London, and was produce by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory.

Personnel:

  • Alison Goldfrapp – vocals, instruments, artwork direction
  • Will Gregory – instruments, string arrangements
  • Steve Evans – acoustic guitar, additional programming
  • Aidan Love – additional programming
  • Nick Ingman – string scoring, string conducting
  • Charlie Jones – double bass
  • Alex Lee – bass guitar, acoustic and electric guitar, Nashville guitar
  • John Parricelli – guitar 
  • Ross Hughes – acoustic guitar, cavaquinho 
  • Chris Laurence – double bass 
  • Martyn Barker – Indian guitar, drums
  • Paul Cowgill – horse effects 
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • John Metcalfe – viola 
  • Louisa Fuller – violin 
  • String section –
    • Everton Nelson, Steve Morris, Emlyn Singleton, Warren Zielinski, Rita Manning, Richard George, Ian Humphries, Patrick Kiernan, Ann Morfee, Debbie Widdup, Kathy Shave, Dave Williams, Rusty Pomeroy, Boguslaw Kostecki, Tom Pigott-Smith, Mark Berrow – violin
    • Peter Lale, Bill Hawkes, Bruce White, Andy Parker, Nick Barr, Morgan Goff – viola
    • Ian Burdge, Sophie Harris, Nick Cooper, Penny Driver, Chris Allan – cello
    • Chris Laurence, Richard Pryce, Stacey Watton – double bass 
  • Martyn Barker – drums
  • John Parish – drums
  • Greg Freeman – additional engineering
  • Eduardo de la Paz – additional engineering, mixing assistance 
  • Craig Silvey – mixing
  • Gary Thomas – string recording
  • John Dent – mastering
  • Mat Maitland – artwork direction
  • Annemarieke van Drimmelen – photography
  • Julie Rubio – image treatments
  • Lenka Rayn H. – additional photography

Track listing:

All tracks are written by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory.

  1. Jo
  2. Annabel
  3. Drew
  4. Ulla
  5. Alvar
  6. Thea
  7. Simone
  8. Stranger
  9. Laurel
  10. Clay

On June 19, 2006.

On June 19, 2006, “Parlaphone” label released “Victory for the Comic Muse”, the ninth Divine Comedy (The) studio album. It was recorded in December 2005, and was produced by Neil Hannon.

Personnel:

  • Neil Hannon – vocals, keyboards, acoustic and electric guitar, banjo
  • Ian Watson – accordion
  • Andrew Skeet – piano, harpsichord
  • John Evans – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Dougie Payne – electric bass
  • Simon Little – electric bass, double bass
  • Tim Weller – drums
  • Rob Farrer – percussion
  • Charlotte Glasson – baritone and tenor saxophone
  • Chris Richards – clarinet
  • Eliza Marshall – flute
  • Matthew Gunner – French horn
  • Ilid Jones – oboe, cor anglais
  • Mike Kearsey – trombone
  • Daniel Newell – trumpet
  • Alison Dods – violin
  • Andrew Haveron – violin
  • Anna Kirkpatrick – violin
  • Calina De La Mare – violin
  • Gillon Cameron – violin
  • Lucy Wilkins – violin
  • Rick Koster – violin
  • Ruth Rogers – violin
  • Sonia Slany – violin
  • John Metcalfe – viola
  • Reiad Chibah – viola
  • Chris Worsey – cello
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Camilla Pay – harp
  • Celine Saout – harp

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Hannon except where noted.

  1. To Die a Virgin
  2. Mother Dear
  3. Diva Lady
  4. A Lady of a Certain Age
  5. The Light of Day
  6. Threesome
  7. Party Fears Two – Billy Mackenzie, Alan Rankine
  8. Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World
  9. The Plough
  10. Count Grassi’s Passage Over Piedmont
  11. Snowball in Negative

On March 13, 2009.

On March 13, 2009, “EMI” label released “Grace/Wastelands”, the debut Peter Doherty album. It was recorded in 2008, at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Stephen Street.

Personnel:

  • Pete Doherty – vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, organ, harmonica, melodica, artwork
  • Graham Coxon – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Stephen Street – acoustic and electric guitar, guitar, harmonium, dulcimer, percussion, snare drums, mellotron, tambourine, backing vocals, programming, mixing
  • Peter Wolfe – electric guitar
  • John Robinson – acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Stephen Large – organ, piano, vox continental
  • Adam Ficek – accordion, cymbals, brushes, drums
  • Drew McConnell – bass
  • Dot Allison – vocals
  • Trevor Myers – trombone
  • Benny Cummings – trumpet
  • Martin Burgess – violin
  • Sally Herbert – violin
  • Richard Koster – violin
  • John Metcalfe – viola
  • Sophie Harris – cello
  • Tom Stanley – engineer, mixing
  • Dave Emery – assistant engineer
  • Andrew Murabito – design, reworking
  • Alize Meurisse – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Doherty wherte noted

  1. Arcady
  2. Last of the English Roses
  3. 1939 Returning
  4. A Little Death Around the Eyes – Pete Doherty, Carl Barât
  5. Salomè
  6. I Am the Rain – Pete Doherty, John Robinson
  7. Sweet by and By – Pete Doherty, Alan Wass
  8. Palace of Bone
  9. Sheepskin Tearaway – Pete Doherty, Dot Allison
  10. Broken Love Song – Pete Doherty, Peter Wolfe
  11. New Love Grows on Trees
  12. Lady Don’t Fall Backwards

On May 16, 2014.

On May 16, 2014, “Parlaphone” label released “Ghost Stories”, the sixth Coldplay studio album. It was recorded 2013-2014 at “The Bakery and “The Beehive “in London, and was produced by Avicii, Paul Epworth, Daniel Green, Jon Hopkins, Rik Simpson, Guy Berryman, Johnny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin.

Personnel:

  • Guy Berryman- bass guitar, synthesizer, piano
  • Jonny Buckland- electric guitar, slide guitar, synthesizer, piano
  • Will Champion- drum pad, percussion, reactable, backing vocals
  • Chris Martin- lead vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, synthesizer
  • Timbaland– extra drums
  • Apple Martin, Moses Martin, Mabel Krichefski – additional vocals
  • John Metcalfe – strings arrangement, conductor
  • Davide Rossi– individual arrangement and strings
  • Tim Bergling(Avicii) – piano
  • Mila Fürstová – artwork
  • Tappin Gofton – design, art direction
  • Phil Harvey– photography
  • Daniel Green – mixing
  • Rik Simpson– mixing
  • Jon Hopkins– extra magic
  • Mark “Spike” Stent– mixing
  • Geoff Swan – assistant
  • Mike Dean– extra magic
  • Madeon– extra magic
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Olga Fitzroy – engineering
  • Matt Wiggins – engineering
  • Jaime Sickora – engineering
  • Chris Owens – engineering
  • Joe Visciano – engineering
  • Tom Bailey – additional studio assistance
  • Fiona Cruickshank – additional studio assistance
  • Nicolas Essig – additional studio assistance
  • Jeff Gartenbaum – additional studio assistance
  • Christian Green – additional studio assistance
  • Joseph Hartwell Jones – additional studio assistance
  • Pablo Hernandez – additional studio assistance
  • Neil Lambert – additional studio assistance
  • Matt McGinn – additional studio assistance
  • Adam Miller – additional studio assistance
  • Roxy Pope – additional studio assistance
  • John Prestage – additional studio assistance
  • Bill Rahko – additional studio assistance
  • Kyle Stevens – additional studio assistance

Track listing:

All tracks by Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, and Chris Martin, except A Sky Full of Stars co-written by Tim Bergling.

  1. Always in My Head
  2. Magic
  3. Ink
  4. True Love
  5. Midnight
  6. Another’s Arm
  7. Oceans
  8. A Sky Full of Stars
  9. O (Fly On)

 

 

On May 7, 2007.

On May 7, 2007, “Epic” label released “The Boy with No Name”, the fifth Travis studio album. It was recorded December 2004-January 2007, at “British Grove Studios”, “The Hospital”, “Kensaltown Studios”, “Mayfair Studios”, “RAK Studios”, “Westside Studios”, “The Zeppelin Studios”,” Hampstead Heath” in London, “Mercer Street”, “The Weston Park Hotel” and “Washington Square Park” in New York City, and was produced by Steve Orchard, Nigel Godrich, Mike Hedges, Fran Healy, Andy Dunlop, Dougie Payne, Neil Primrose and George Tandero.

Personnel:

  • Fran Healy– lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano
  • Andy Dunlop– guitar
  • Dougie Payne– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Neil Primrose– drums
  • Steve Orchard – engineering
  • Mike Hedges– vocal recordings
  • George Tandero – engineering, mixing
  • Nigel Godrich– engineering
  • Matthieu Clouard – production assistant, vocal recordings
  • Jens L Thomsen – assistant engineer
  • Michael H. Brauer– mixing
  • Will Hensley – mix assistant
  • Emery Dobyns– Washington Square Park recording
  • Tappin Gofton– design, art direction
  • Stefan Ruiz – photograph
  • Julia Stone– backing vocals
  • KT Tunstall– backing vocals
  • Manon Morris – harp
  • Sarah Clarke – clarinet
  • Joby Talbot– string arrangement
  • Chris Worsey – cello
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Zoe Martlew – cello
  • Lucy Wilkins – violin
  • Louisa Fuller – violin
  • Helena Wood – violin
  • Rick Koster – violin
  • Richard George – violin
  • Louisa Aldridge – violin
  • Jonathan Hill – violin
  • Darragh Morgan – violin
  • Jeff Moore – violin
  • Natalia Bonner – violin
  • Adrian Smith – viola
  • Reiad Chibah – viola
  • John Metcalfe – viola
  • Rachel Robson – viola
  • Sally Herbert– string arrangement, violin
  • Everton Nelson – violin
  • Calina De La Mare – violin
  • Oli Langford – viola

Track listing:

  1. 3 Times and You Loose – Fran Healy, Andy Dunlop
  2. Selfish Jean – Fran Healy
  3. Closer – Fran Healy
  4. Big Chair – Fran Healy, Andy Dunlop
  5. Battleship – Fran Healy
  6. Eyes Wide Open – Fran Healy
  7. My Eyes – Fran Healy
  8. One Night – Fran Healy
  9. Under the Moonlight – Susie Hug
  10. Out in Space – Fran Healy
  11. Colder – Fran Healy, Dougie Payne
  12. New Amsterdam – Fran Healy
  13. Sailing Away – Fran Healy

 

On September 11, 1995.

the-great-escape

On September 11, 1995, “Food” label released “The Great Escape”, the fourth Blur studio album. It was recorded January – May 1995, at “Maison Rouge” in Fulham; “Townhouse Studios” in  London, and was produced by Stephen Street. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI” and Platinum in Europe by “IFPI”.

Personnel:

  • Damon Albarn– vocals, piano, keyboards, organ, synthesizer, handclaps
  • Graham Coxon– electric and acoustic guitar, banjo, saxophone, backing vocals, handclaps
  • Alex James– bass guitar
  • Dave Rowntree– drums, percussion
  • Simon Clarke – saxophone
  • Tim Sanders – saxophone
  • Neil Sidwell – trombone
  • Roddy Lorimer – trumpet
  • Louise Fuller – violin
  • Richard Koster – violin
  • John Metcalfe – viola
  • Ivan McCermoy – cello
  • Ken Livingstone– narration
  • Theresa Davis – backing vocals
  • Angela Murrell – backing vocals
  • Cathy Gillat – backing vocals
  • Tom Girling – assistant engineering
  • Nels Israelson – photography
  • Tom King – photography
  • Jason Cox – studio manager
  • John Smith – engineering
  • Julie Gardner – assistant engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree.

  1. Stereotypes
  2. Country House
  3. Best Days
  4. Charmless man
  5. Fade Away
  6. Top Man
  7. The Universal
  8. Robinson’sQuango
  9. He Thought of Cars
  10. It Could Be You
  11. Ernold Same
  12. Globe Alone
  13. Dan Abnormal
  14. Entertain Me
  15. Yuko and Hiro