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On September 16, 2011.

On September 16, 2011, “RCA” label released “Velociraptor!” the fourth Kasabian studio album. It was recorded November 2010 – March 2011 in Leicester, England, and was produced by Dan the Automator and Sergio Pizzorno.

Personnel:

  • Tom Meighan– lead and backing vocals
  • Sergio Pizzorno– lead, co-lead and backing vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, synthesizer, bass guitar
  • Chris Edwards– bass guitar
  • Ian Matthews – drums
  • Jay Mehler– guitar
  • Sandris Skyrimš – guitar
  • Tim Carter – guitar, percussion
  • Ben Kealey– keyboards
  • Dan Ralph Martin – guitar, percussion
  • Gary Alesbrook – trumpet
  • Mat Coleman – trombone
  • Andrew Kinsman – saxophone
  • London Metropolitan Orchestra– strings
  • Jessica Dannheisser – orchestration
  • Andy Brown – conducting
  • Tim Carter, Joe Kearns– engineering
  • Aitor Throup– design, art direction
  • Neil Bedford – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Sergio Pizzorno.

  1. Let’s Roll Just Like We Used To
  2. Days Are Forgotten
  3. Goodbye Kiss
  4. La Fée Verte
  5. Velociraptor!
  6. Acid Turkish Bath (Shelter from the Storm)
  7. I Hear Voices
  8. Re-Wired
  9. Man of Simple Pleasures
  10. Switchblade Smiles
  11. Neon Noon

On June 6, 2014.

On June 6, 2014, “Columbia” label released “48:13”, the fifth Kasabian studio album.  It was recorded in 2013, in London, and was produced by Sergio Pizzorno.

Personnel:

  • Tom Meighan– lead vocals
  • Sergio Pizzorno– lead and backing vocals, guitar, synthesizers, programming
  • Chris Edwards– bass guitar
  • Ian Matthews– drums, percussion
  • Tim Carter – guitar, additional drum programming
  • Wilf Dillon – Latin reading
  • Ben Kealey– Wurlitzer, piano
  • Gary Alesbrook – trumpet
  • Trevor Mires – trombone
  • Andrew Kinsman – saxophone
  • Suli Breaks– additional vocals
  • London Metropolitan Orchestra
  • Mark “Spike” Stent– mixing
  • Steve McLaughlin– engineerin
  • Mike Marsh – mastering
  • Aitor Throup- design, art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Sergio Pizzorno.

  1. (Shiva)
  2. Bumblebee
  3. Stevie
  4. (Mortis)
  5. Doomsday
  6. Treat
  7. Glass
  8. Explodes
  9. (Levitation)
  10. Clouds
  11. Eez – eh
  12. Bow
  13. P.S.

On June 1, 1998.

On June 1, 1998, “Parlaphone” label released “Another World”, the second Brian May studio album. It was recorded 1996 – 1998, at May’s home studio and “Allerton Hill Studio”, and was produced by Brian May. Drummer Cozy Powell died in a car accident before the album was completed.

Personnel:

  • Brian May- vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass guitar, programming, arrangements
  • Neil Murray- bass guitar
  • Ken Taylor – bass guitar
  • Jamie Moses– guitar
  • Jeff Beck- guitar
  • Spike Edney- keyboards
  • Cozy Powell– drums, percussion
  • Steve Ferrone– drums
  • Taylor Hawkins- drums
  • London Metropolitan Orchestra– strings
  • Michael Kamen – conductor
  • Cathy Porter- backing vocals
  • Shelley Preston- backing vocals
  • Nikki Love – backing vocals
  • Becci Glover – backing vocals
  • Ian Hunter- guest raconteur
  • Justin Shirley-Smith – engineering, co-production
  • Richard Gray – design, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian May, except where noted.

  1. Space
  2. Business
  3. China Belle
  4. Why Don’t We Try Again
  5. On My Way Up
  6. Cyborg
  7. The Guv’nor
  8. Wilderness
  9. Slow Down – Larry Williams
  10. One Rainy Wish – Jimi Hendrix
  11. All the Way from Memphis – Ian Hunter
  12. Another World
  • The song “Another World” ends at 4:05, then after a minute of silence, starting at 5:05, a hidden trackplays, consisting of the piano part of “Business”.

 

On June 2, 2017.

On June 2, 2017, “Infectious Music” and “Canvasback Music” label released “Relaxer”, the third alt-J studio album. It was recorded August 2016 – January 2017, at “Iguana Studios” in Brixton,”Abbey Road Studios” in Westminster, “The Church Studios” in Crouch End, “Strongroom Studios” in Shoreditch, “Ely Cathedral” in Ely, and was produced by Charlie Andrew. The album art was taken from a video game made specifically for the band by Japanese artist Osamu Sato. It was inspired by Sato’s 1998 “PlayStation” video game LSD.

Personnel:

  • Joe Newman – guitar, vocals
  • Thom Sonny Green– drums, percussion, programming
  • Gus Unger-Hamilton – keyboards, vocals
  • Ellie Rowsell, Marika Hackman– vocals
  • Hinako Omori – background vocals
  • Ely Cathedral Boy Choristers – choir
  • London Metropolitan Orchestra– strings
  • Joe Auckland – trumpet
  • Adrian Hallowell – trombone
  • Mike Kearsey – trombone
  • Trevor Mires – trombone
  • Martin Williams – tenor saxophone
  • Charlie Andrew – mixing, engineering, programming
  • Brett Cox, Jay Pocknell – engineering
  • Stefano Civetta, Paul Pritchard, Graeme Baldwin – assistant engineering
  • Dick Beetham – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton and Thom Sonny Green, except where noted.

  1. 3WW
  2. In Cold Blood
  3. House of the Rising Sun – traditional
  4. Hit Me Like That Share
  5. Deadcrush
  6. Adeline – Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton, Thom Sonny Green, Hans Zimmer
  7. Last Year
  8. Pleader