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On April 16, 2007.

On April 16, 2007, “Roadrunner” label released “Fear of a Blank Planet”, the ninth Porcupine Tree studio album. It was recorded October – December 2006, in London and Tel Aviv, and was produced by Steven Wilson, Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin and Gavin Harrison. In 2007, “Fear of a Blank Planet” won the “Album of the Year” award at “Classic Rock” magazine awards. In 2015, “Rolling Stone”  ranked it at number 39 on its list of the “Best Progressive Rock Albums of all Time.


  • Steven Wilson– vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards, mixing, audio mastering, string arrangements
  • Richard Barbieri– keyboards and synthesizers
  • Colin Edwin– bass guitars
  • Gavin Harrison– drums
  • Alex Lifeson– guitar solo
  • Robert Fripp– soundscapes
  • John Wesley– backing vocals
  • Orchestra – London Session Orchestra
  • Dave Stewart– string arrangements
  • Steve Price – engineer
  • Lasse Hoile– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Steven Wilson, except where noted.

  1. Fear of a Blank Planet
  2. My Ashes – music by Richard Barbier, Steven /Wilson
  3. Anesthetize
  4. Sentimental
  5. Way Out of Here – music by Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin, Gavin Harrison, Steven Wilson
  6. Sleep Together

On September 26, 2011.

On September 26, 2011, “Kscope” label released “Grace for Drowning”, the second Steven Wilson studio album. It was recorded January 2010 – June 2011, and was produced by Steven Wilson.


  • Steven Wilson— vocals, keys, guitars, autoharp,  bass guitar,  percussion,  piano, gong, glockenspiel , programming), harmonium, mixing
  • Jordan Rudess— piano
  • Theo Travis— saxophone
  • Ben Castle— clarinet
  • Nick Beggs— Chapman stick, bass guitar
  • Tony Levin— bass guitar
  • Nic France — drums
  • Pat Mastelotto — acoustic and electronic drums
  • Markus Reuter— U8 touch guitar
  • Trey Gunn— warr guitar, bass guitarLondon Session Orchestra — strings
  • Steve Hackett, Mike Outram, Sand Snowman — guitar
  • Pat Mastelotto— additional production, electronic drums
  • Dave Stewart— string and choir arrangements
  • Dave Kerzner— sound design “
  • Synergy Vocals – choir
  • Mat Collis — engineering
  • Paschal Byrne — mastering
  • Lasse Hoile— photography, film director
  • Bettina Ejlersen — photography assistant
  • Carl Glover — art director
  • Ray Shulman — Blu-ray authoring

Track listing:

All tracks by Steven Wilson.

Deform to Form a Star

  1. Grace for Drowning
  2. Sectarian
  3. Deform to Form a Star
  4. No Part of Me
  5. Postcard
  6. Raider Prelude
  7. Remainder the Black Dog

Like Dust I Have Cleared from My Eye

  1. Belle de Jour
  2. Index
  3. Track One
  4. Raider II
  5. Like Dust I Have Cleared from My Eye

On May 12, 2008.

On May 12, 2008, “Kscope” label released “Schoolyard Ghosts”, the sixth No-Man studio album. It was recorded August–September 2007, January–March 2008, in UK, France Sweden and US, and was produced by Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson.


  • Tim Bowness– vocals, musical box, mellotron, piano, chime guitars, vocal loops.
  • Steven Wilson– piano, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, keyboards,  glockenspiel, harmony vocals, musical box, electric piano, organ,,harmonium, percussion, drum programming, harp.
  • Theo Travis– flute, soprano sax
  • Peter Chilvers– samples from ‘surfacing’.
  • Colin Edwin– fretless acoustic bass
  • Rick Edwards – percussion
  • Marianne De Chastelaine – cello
  • Pat Mastelotto– drums, percussion
  • Fabrice Lefebvre – yang t’chin
  • Andy Booker – electronic percussion , drum loop
  • Bruce Kaphan – pedal steel guitar
  • Pete Morgan – bass
  • Gavin Harrison– drums
  • Dave Stewart– strings arrangements
  • London Session Orchestra – strings.

Track listing:

All lyrics written by Tim Bowness.

  1. All Sweet Things – Tim Bowness, Steven Wilson
  2. Beautiful Songs You Should Know – Tim Bowness, Giancarlo Erra
  3. Pigeon Drummer – Tim Bowness, Steven Wilson
  4. Truenorth – Tim Bowness, Steven Wilson
  5. Wherever There is Light – Tim Bowness, Steven Wilson
  6. Song of the Surf – Tim Bowness, Steven Wilson, Alistair Murphy
  7. Streaming – Tim Bowness, Steven Wilson
  8. Mixtaped – Tim Bowness, Steven Wilson

On July 1, 2002.

On July 1, 2002, “Big Brother Records” label released “Heathen Chemistry”, the fifth Oasis studio album. It was recorded October 2001 – March 2002, at “Wheeler End” in Buckinghamshire and “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy bell and Alan White. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.


  • Liam Gallagher– lead vocals, tambourine, acoustic guitar
  • Noel Gallagher– guitars, keyboards, backing and lead vocals, drums
  • Gem Archer– guitars, keyboards, piano
  • Andy Bell– bass
  • Alan White– drums, percussion
  • Paul Stacey– mellotron, piano, hammond organ
  • Mike Rowe – piano, pump organ, hammond organ
  • Johnny Marr– guitar solo, slide guitar, guitars, backing vocals
  • London Session Orchestra– strings

Track listing:

  1. The Hindu Times – Noel Gallagher
  2. Force of Nature – Noel Gallagher
  3. Hung in a Bad Place – Gem Archer
  4. Stop Crying Your Heart Out – Noel Gallagher
  5. Songbird – Liam Gallagher
  6. Little by Little – Noel Gallagher
  7. A Quick Peep – Andy Bell
  8. (Probably) All in the Mind – Noel Gallagher
  9. She Is Love – Noel Gallagher
  10. Born on a Different Cloud – Liam Gallagher
  11. Better Man” (Includes hidden trackThe Cage) – Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher

On February 27, 2015.


On February 27, 2015, “Kscope” released “Hand. Cannot. Erase”, the fourth Steven Wilson solo studio album. It was recorded in September 2014, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Steven Wilson.


  • Steven Wilson– lead vocals,  mellotron,  keyboards,  guitars ,  bass,  banjo, hammered dulcimer, programming, shaker, effects,  composition, arrangements, artwork design
  • Guthrie Govan– guitar, lead guitar
  • Nick Beggs– bass, Chapman Stick, backing vocals
  • Adam Holzman– piano, Hammond organ, celesta, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer , Moog Voyager synthesizer
  • Marco Minnemann– drums
  • Dave Gregory– guitars
  • Chad Wackerman– drums
  • Ninet Tayeb– vocals
  • Theo Travis– flute and baritone saxophone
  • Katherine Jenkins– spoken word
  • Leo Blair – solo vocal
  • Schola Cantorum of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School – choir
  • London Session Orchestra– strings
  • Dave Stewart— arrangements, conduction, transcription
  • Steve Price – string engineer
  • Laurence Anslow – engineer
  • Steve Orchard – engineer
  • Lasse Hoile— artwork, photography, film director
  • Hajo Mueller — illustrations
  • Carl Glover – design, layout

Track listing:

  1. First Regret
  2. 3 Years Older
  3. Hand Cannot Erase
  4. Perfect Life
  5. Routine
  6. Home Invasion
  7. Regret #9
  8. Transience

On August 5, 2003.


On August 5, 2003, “Epic” label released “Jeff”, the ninth Jeff Beck studio album. It was recorded at “FRS”, “Metropolis Recording Studios”, “Apollo Control” and “BFD Studios” in London, and was produced by Jeff Beck, Andy Wright, Apollo 440,Me One and Dean Garcia. The album song “Plan B” won the award for “Best Rock Instrumental Performance” at the 2004 “Grammy Awards”.


  • Jeff Beck– guitar, mixing
  • Saffron– vocals
  • Andy Wright– vocals, engineering
  • Ronni Ancona– vocals
  • Nancy Sorrell– vocals
  • Apollo 440– vocals, engineering
  • Baylen Leonard – vocals
  • The Beeched Boys – vocals
  • Me One– vocals, mixing
  • Wil Malone – orchestrationarrangement
  • London Session Orchestra – orchestration
  • Steve Barney – drums
  • Dean Garcia– engineering, mixing
  • Dave Bloor – engineering
  • James Brown – engineering
  • Jamie Maher – engineering, mixing
  • John Hudson – additional engineering, additional mixing
  • Ferg Peterkin – engineering assistance
  • Ashley Krajewski – engineering assistance
  • David Torn– mixing, production
  • Michael Barbiero– mixing
  • Howard Gray– mixing
  • Tony Hymas– mixing

Track listing:

  1. So What – Dean Garcia, Jeff beck
  2. Plan B – Ron Aslan, Simon White, Jeff Beck, David Torn
  3. Pork-U-Pine – Jeff Beck, Andy Wright, Paul Holroyde
  4. Seasons – Ishmael Butler, Craig Irving, Maryann Viera, Syze-up, Jeff Beck, Wright, Matthew Vaughan
  5. Trouble Man – Jeff Beck, Dean Garcia, Andy Wright
  6. Grease Monkey – Howard Gray, Trevor Gray, Noko Fisher-Jones, Jeff Beck
  7. Hot Rod Honeymoon – Gray, T. Gray, Fisher-Jones, Jeff Beck
  8. Line Dancing with Monkeys – Ron Aslan, Simon White, David Torn
  9. JB’s Blues – Dean Garcia, Jeff Beck
  10. Pay Me No Mind (Jeff Beck Remix_ – Me One, Jeff Beck
  11. My Thing – Jeff Beck, Nancy Sorrell, Andy Wright
  12. Bulgaria – trad. Arr. by Jeff Beck, Andy Wright
  13. Why Lord Oh Why – Tony Hymas