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The The: Dusk

On January 25, 1993, “Sony” label released “Dusk”, the fourth The The studio album. It was recorded in 1992, and was produced by Matt Johnson and Bruce Lampcov.

Personnel:

  • Matt Johnson – lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards
  • Johnny Marr – acoustic and electric guitar, harmonica, backing vocals
  • D. C. Collard – keyboards
  • Danny Thompson – upright bass
  • James Eller – bass guitar
  • David Palmer – drums
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
  • Bruce Smith – drums
  • John Thirkle – trumpet
  • Chris Batchelor – trumpet
  • Guy Barker – trumpet
  • David Lawrence – flugelhorn
  • Ashley Slater – trombone
  • Paul Webb, Zeke Manyika – chorus
  • Andy Dog Johnson – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Matt Johnson.

  1. True Happiness This Way Lies
  2. Love Is Stronger than Death
  3. Dogs of Lust
  4. This Is the Night
  5. Slow Emotion Replay
  6. Helpline Operator
  7. Sodium Light Baby
  8. Lung Shadows
  9. Bluer Than Midnight
  10. Lonely Planet

Richard Ashcroft: Natural Rebel

On October 19, 2018, “Righteous Phonographic Association” and “BMG Rights Management” labels released “Natural Rebel”, the fifth Richard Ashcroft studio album. It was recorded 2017 – 2018, at “State of the Ark”, “The Bunker”, “Tileyard Studfios”, “Hoxa HQ”, and was produced by Jon Kelly, Emre Ramazanoglu and Richard Ashcroft.

Personnel:

  • Richard Ashcroft – vocal, guitar, keyboards, percussion
  • Steve Wyreman – guitar, bass
  • Ben Trigg – keyboards, strings
  • Jon Kelly – keyboards
  • Matt Johnson – keyboards
  • Steve Wyreman – keyboards
  • Damon Minchella – bass
  • Emre Ramazanoglu – drums, percussion
  • Dominic Glover, Nichol Thomson, Jim Hunt – brass
  • Olli Kraus – strings, strings arrangements
  • Bruce White, Charis Jenson, Everton Nelson, Galya Bisengalieva, Gemma Dunne, Katie Wilkinson, Marianne Haynes, Richard George, Tom Pigott-Smith – strings
  • Andrea Grant, Lorraine Cato – backing vocals
  • Ben Trigg – strings arrangements
  • Dani Spragg, Liam Hebb – engineer assistant
  • Army of Few – design
  • Dean Chalkley – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Ashcroft.

  1. All My Dreams
  2. Birds Fly
  3. Surprised by the Joy
  4. That’s How Strong
  5. Born to Be Strangers
  6. That’s When I Feel It
  7. We All Bleed
  8. A Man in Motion
  9. Streets of Amsterdam
  10. Money Money

Marc and the Mambas: Torment and Toreros

In August 1983, “Some Bizzare” label released “Torment and Toreros”, the second Marc and the Mambas studio album. It was recorded January – May 1983, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Marc Almond.

Personnel:

  • Marc Almond – vocals, guitar, percussion, mixing
  • Annie Hogan – vocals, piano, harpsichord, Farfisa organ
  • Steve Sherlock – flute, saxophone
  • Lee Jenkinson – vocals, bass, guitar, drums
  • Matt Johnson – guitar
  • Peter Ashworth – drums, timpani
  • Frank Want – drums
  • The Venomettes – string arrangements

       Anne Stephenson – violin

       Ginny Hewes – violin

       Martin McCarrick – cello

       Billy McGee – double bass

  • Flood – mixing
  • Huw Feather – design
  • Peter Ashworth – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Almond, except where noted.

  1. Intro – Marc Almond, Sally Mambas
  2. Boss Cat – lyrics by Marc Almond, music by Anne Stephenson, Ginny Hewes
  3. The Bulls – Jacques Brel
  4. Catch a Fallen Star
  5. The Animal in You – Marc Almond, Sally Mambas
  6. In My Room – Joaquin Prieto, English lyrics by Lee Pockriss, Paul Vance
  7. First Time
  8. (Your Love Is A) Lesion
  9. My Former Self – Marc Almond, Annie Hogan
  10. Once Was – Marc Almond, The Venomettes
  11. The Untouchable One – Marc Almond, Lee Jenkinson
  12. Blood Wedding – traditional Spanish song
  13. Black Heart – Marc Almond, Annie Hogan
  14. Medley: Narcissus/Gloomy Sunday/Vision – Marc Almond, Steve Sherlock, Sam M. Lewis, Rezső Seress, Peter Hammill
  15. Torment – Marc Almond, Steven Severin, Robert Smith
  16. A Million Manias – Marc Almond, Foetus
  17. My Little Book of Sorrows
  18. Beat out that Rhythm on a Drum – Georges Bizet, Oscar Hammerstein II

Rufus Wainwright: Release the Stars

On May 15, 2007, “Geffen” label released “Release the Stars”, the fifth Rufus Wainwright studio album. It was recorded in 2006, at “Second Story” and “Legacy” in New York City, “Brooklyn Recording” in Brooklyn, “Saal 4” in Berlin, “Strongroom” and “Angel Recording Studio” in London, and was produced by Rufus Wainwright.

Personnel:

  • Rufus Wainwright – vocals, piano, acoustic and nylon guitar, percussion, string arrangement, piano arrangement, horn arrangement, orchestral arrangement
  • Neil Tennant – keyboards, synthesizer, loops, samples, vibes, breathing, backing vocals, executive producer
  • Kate McGarrigle – piano
  • John Medeski – piano
  • Jorg Sandnar – piano
  • Rob Burger – organ
  • Jason Hart – organ, backing vocals
  • Rachelle Garniez – claviola, accordion
  • Richard Thompson – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jack Petruzzelli – acoustic and electric guitar, banjo,. backing vocals
  • Joan Wasser – electric guitar, violin, backing vocals
  • Smokey Hormel – guitar
  • Gerry Leonard – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Julianna Raye – tambourine, backing vocals
  • Brad Albetta – bass guitar
  • Tony Scherr – upright bass
  • Jeff Hill – electric bass, bass guitar, upright bass, backing vocals
  • Larry Mullins – shaker, triangle, timpani, cymbals, tambourine, vibes, piano percussion, bass drum, tabla, bongos, bells, cowbells, castanets, woodblock, fish, marimba, glockenspiel
  • Matt Johnson – drums, percussion, recorder, backing vocals
  • Ian Thomas – drums
  • Kenny Wollesen – drums
  • London Session Orchestra – strings
  • Gabriel Adorjan – violin
  • Rachel Rilling – violin
  • Raphael Sachs – viola
  • David Adorjan – cello
  • Ronith Mues – harp
  • Carl Albach – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Steven Bernstein – trumpet, conducting, horn arrangement
  • Ozan Cakar – French horn
  • John Chudoba – trumpet
  • Barry Danielian – trumpet
  • Dominic Derasse – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Dave Trigg – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Florian Dorpholz – trumpet
  • Raphael Mentzen – trumpet
  • Pirmin Grehl – flute
  • Paul Shapiro – tenor saxophone 
  • Briggan Krauss – baritone saxophone 
  • Dan Levine – trombone
  • Louis Schwadron – French horn
  • Siân Phillips – spoken word
  • Anna Prohaska – vocals
  • Lucy Roche – backing vocals
  • Teddy Thompson – backing vocals
  • Martha Wainwright – backing vocals
  • Lygia Forrest – backing vocals
  • Jenni Muldaur – backing vocals
  • Sharon Jones – backing vocals
  • Marius de Vries – programming, conducting, breathing
  • Jason Boshoff – programming
  • Tom Stephan – additional programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Rufus Wainwright.

  1. Do I Disappoint You
  2. Going to a Town
  3. Tiergarten
  4. Nobody’s Off the Hook
  5. Between My Legs
  6. Rules and Regulations
  7. Not Ready to Love
  8. Slideshadow
  9. Tulsa
  10. Leaving for Paris N° 2
  11. Sanssouci
  12. Release the Stars

On June 20, 2005.

On June 20, 2005, “Epic” label released “Dynamite”, the sixth Jamiroquai studio album. It was recorded 2003-2005, at “Jam Studios” in London, and was produced by Jay Kay and Mike Spencer.

Personnel:

  • Jay Kay– lead vocals, backing vocals, synthetic bass vocals, backing vocal arrangements, artwork
  • Sola Akingbola– percussion
  • Bridgette Blades – backing vocals
  • Alexandra Brown – backing vocals
  • Tom Coyne – mastering
  • Reginald Dozier – recording engineer
  • Valerie Etienne – backing vocals
  • Hazel Fernandez – backing vocals (tracks
  • Nick Ferrero – recording engineer
  • Nathan Haines– flute, saxophone
  • Rob Harris – guitar
  • Randy Hope-Taylor – bass
  • Matt Johnson – piano, keyboards, fender rhodes piano, synthesizer bass
  • Vann Johnson – backing vocals
  • Charlie Lightening – photography
  • Miaer “DJ Snare” Lloyd – scratching
  • Audrey Martells – backing vocals
  • Derrick McIntyre – bass
  • Derrick McKenzie – drums, additional hi hat percussion
  • Alex Meadows – bass
  • Rick Pope – recording engineer
  • Samantha Smith – backing vocals
  • Mike Spencer– music programming, engineer, audio mixing
  • Benjamin Wright – string section leader, string arrangements, brass section leader, brass arrangements
  • Pablo Arraya – additional recording
  • Richard Bignell – additional recording engineer

Track listing:

  1. Feels Just Like It Should – Jay Kay
  2. Dynamite – Matt Johnson, Jay Kay
  3. Seven Days in Sunny June – Matt Johnson, Jay Kay
  4. Electric Mistress – Rob Harris, Matt Johnson, Jay Kay
  5. Starchild – Rob Harris, Jay Kay
  6. Love Blind – Rob Harris, Matt Johnson, Jay Kay
  7. Talullah – Rob Harris, Jay Kay
  8. (Don’t) Give Hate a Chance – Rob Harris, Matt Johnson, Jay Kay
  9. World That He Wants – Matt Johnson, Jay Kay
  10. Black Devil Car – Matt Johnson, Jay Kay
  11. Hot Tequila Brown – Rob Harris, Matt Johnson, Jay Kay
  12. Time Won’t Wait – Rob Harris, Matt Johnson, Jay Kay

On November 17, 1986.

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On November 17, 1986, “Some Bizzare” label released “Infected”, the second The The album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Warne Livesey, Matt Johnson, Roli Mosimann and Gary Langan.

Personnel:

  1. Matt Johnson – vocals, guitars, keyboards, percussion
  2. Neneh Cherry – vocals
  3. Warne Livesey – organ, bass, string arrangement, backing vocals, engineer, remix
  4. Steve Hogarth – piano
  5. Judd Lander – harmonica
  6. Jeff Clyne – acoustic bass
  7. Dan Brown – electric bass
  8. Steve Brown – electric bass
  9. Dave Clayton – synth bass
  10. David Palmer – drums
  11. Roli Mosimann – percussion, programming
  12. Luís Jardim – percussion
  13. Bashiri Johnson – percussion
  14. The Deaf Section – brass
  15. Philip Eastop – French horn
  16. John Edcott – trumpet
  17. Dave DeFries – trumpet
  18. Steve Aitken – trombone
  19. Pete Beachill – trombone
  20. Ashley Slater – trombone
  21. Jamie Talbot – saxophone
  22. Bob Mintzer – saxophone
  23. Andy Blake – baritone sax
  24. John Thirkell – trumpet
  25. Guy Barker – trumpet, flugel horn
  26. Andrew Poppy – brass arrangements
  27. Astarti String Orchestra (leader Gavyn Wright) – strings
  28. The Croquets – backing vocals
  29. Anna Domino – backing vocals
  30. Zeke Manyika – backing vocals
  31. Tessa Niles – backing vocals
  32. Anne Dudley – arrangements
  33. Steve Peck – engineer
  34. Mike Johnson – engineer
  35. Gary Langan – engineer
  36. Sir Barrence Clempson – engineer assistant
  37. Mini Matt – engineer assistant
  38. Barbara Milne – engineer assistant
  39. Steve Reece – engineer assistant
  40. Mark Robinson – engineer assistant
  41. Peter Woodroffe – engineer assistant
  42. Gary Mobeley – fairlight operator
  43. Andy Dog – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Matt Johnson, except where noted.

  1. Infected
  2. Out of the Blue (Into the Fire)
  3. Heartland
  4. Angels of Deception
  5. Sweet Bird of Truth
  6. Slow Train to Dawn
  7. Twilight of a Champion – Matt Johnson, Roli Mosimann
  8. The Mercy Beat

On November 16, 2004.

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On November 16, 2004, “Geffen” label released “Want Two”, the fourth Rufus Wainwright album. It was recorded in 2004, at “Bearsville Studios” in Woodstock, NYC, and was produced by Marius de Vries and Rufus Wainwright.

Personnel:

  • Rufus Wainwright – vocal, piano, additional vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, orchestral arrangements
  • Gerry Leonard– electric guitar, guitars
  • Charlie Sexton– electric guitar
  • Marius de Vries– keyboards, vibraphone, programming, orchestral arrangements
  • Rob Burger – Hammond organ
  • Roger Greenawalt – ukulele, banjo
  • Steven Wolf– djembe, tambourine, additional programming
  • Kate McGarrigle – banjo, additional vocals
  • Anna McGarrigle – accordion, additional vocals
  • Jeff Hill – bass, additional vocals
  • Brad Albetta – bass
  • Troy Rinker Jr – bass
  • Levon Helm– drums
  • Sterling Campbell – drums
  • Matt Johnson – drums
  • Roberto Rodriguez – percussion
  • Alexandra Knoll – oboe
  • David Theodore – oboe
  • David Sapadin – clarinet
  • Daniel Shelly – bassoon
  • Isobel Griffiths – orchestra contractor, horn contractor
  • Gavyn Wright – orchestral leader
  • Maxim Moston – violin, concertmaster, orchestral arrangements
  • Van Dyke Parks– orchestral arrangements
  • Martha Wainwright– violin, additional vocals
  • Sophie Solomon – violin
  • Antoine Silverman – violin
  • Joan Wasser– violin, viola
  • Julianne Klopotic – violin
  • Vivienne Kim – violin
  • Fiona Murray – violin
  • Cenovia Cummins – violin
  • Christopher Cardona – violin
  • Danielle Farina – viola
  • Alison Gordon – viola
  • Eric Hammelman – viola
  • Kathryn Lockwood – viola
  • Anja Wood – cello
  • Jane Scarpantoni – cello
  • Julia Kent – cello
  • Carlo Pellettieri – cello
  • Gina Gershon – Jew’s harp
  • Pit Hermans – cimbalom
  • Antony– voice
  • Teddy Thompson– additional vocals
  • Jenni Muldaur – additional vocals
  • Suzzy Roche– additional vocals
  • Leona Naess – additional vocals
  • Lily Lanken – recorder, additional vocals
  • Julianna Raye – additional vocals
  • Alexis Smith – programming
  • Jack McKeever – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Rufus Wainwright.

  1. Agnus Dei
  2. The One You Love
  3. Peach Trees
  4. Little Sister
  5. The Art Teacher
  6. Hometown Waltz
  7. This Love Affair
  8. Gay Messiah
  9. Memphis Skyline
  10. Waiting for a Dream
  11. Crumb by Crumb
  12. Old Whore’s Diet

On September 23, 2003.

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On September 23, 2003, “DreamWorks Records” label released “Want One”, the third Rufus Wainwright studio album. It was recorded in 2003, at “The Maid’s Room”; “Bearsville Studio A”; “Loho Studios”; “Looking Glass Studios” in New York City, and “The Strongroom” in London, and was produced by Marius de Vries.  The album won Wainwright “Outstanding Music Artist” award at the 15th “GLAAD Media Awards”; “Best New Recording”.

Personnel:

  • Rufus Wainwright– vocals, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, recorders, acoustic guitar, keyboards, orchestral arrangements, choral arrangements
  • Marius de Vries – piano, programming, vibraphone, orchestral arrangements, choral arrangements
  • Charlie Sexton – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jimmy Zhivago – acoustic and electric guitar, piano
  • Jeff Hill – bass
  • Bernard O’Neill – bass
  • Levon Helm– drums
  • Matt Johnson – drums
  • Sterling Campbell– drums
  • Simon C. Clarke – alto sax, baritone sax, flute, alto flute, piccolo
  • Adrian Hallowell – bass trombone
  • Nick Hitchens – tuba
  • Alexandra Knoll – oboe
  • Gerry Leonard – guitar, electric guitar, mandolin
  • The London Oratory Choir – choir
  • Roddy Lorimer – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Kate McGarrigle– banjo, accordion
  • Tim Sanders – tenor saxophone
  • David Sapadin – clarinet
  • Daniel Shelly – bassoon
  • Paul Spong – trumpet
  • Dave Stewart – bass trombone
  • Annie Whitehead– trombone
  • Joy Smith – harp
  • Maxim Moston – concertmaster, orchestral arrangements
  • Chris Elliott – orchestral arrangements
  • Gavyn Wright – orchestra leader
  • Linda Thompson– additional vocals
  • Teddy Thompson– additional vocals
  • Martha Wainwright– additional vocals
  • Jenni Muldaur – additional vocals
  • Alexis Smith – programming
  • Isobel Griffiths – orchestra contractor
  • John Holbrook, Bob Ebeling, Andy Bradfield, Marius de Vries – engineer
  • Jack McKeever – engineer assistant
  • Struan Oglanby, Ian Dowling, Bill Synan, Sean Gould, Tom Gloady – engineer assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by Rufus Wainwright:

  1. Oh What a World
  2. I Don’t Know What It Is
  3. Vicious World
  4. Movies of Myself
  5. Pretty Things
  6. Go or Go Ahead
  7. Vibrate
  8. 14th Street
  9. Natasha
  10. Harvester of Hearts
  11. Beautiful Child
  12. Want
  13. 11:11
  14. Dinner at Eight

On August 23, 1994.

Jeff_Buckley - Grace

On August 23, 1994, “Columbia” released “Grace”, the only complete Jeff Buckley studio album. It was recorded 1993 – 1994, at “Bearsville Recording Studio” in Woodstock, New York, and was produced by Jeff Buckley and Andy Wallace.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Buckley– vocals, guitar, keyboards, dulcimer, percussion
  • Loris Holland– organ
  • Mick Grøndahl– bass
  • Matt Johnson– percussion, drums, vibraphone
  • Misha Masud – tabla
  • Michael Tighe– guitar
  • Gary Lucas– “Magical Guitarness”
  • Karl Berger– string arrangements
  • Clif Norrell– engineer
  • Bryant W. Jackson – assistant engineer
  • Chris Laidlaw – assistant engineer
  • Nicky Lindeman – art direction, design
  • Steve Sisco – assistant engineer
  • Andy Wallace– engineer, mixing
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Christopher Austopchuk – art direction, design
  • Jennifer Cohen – design assistant
  • Merri Cyr – photography
  • David Gahr – photography
  • Steve Berkowitz – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Mojo Pin – Jeff Buckley, Gary Lucas
  2. Grace – Jeff Buckley, Gary Lucas
  3. Last Goodbye – Jeff Buckley
  4. Lilac Wine – James Shelton
  5. So Real – Jeff Buckley, Michael Tighe
  6. Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
  7. Lover, You Should’ve Come Over – Jeff Buckley
  8. Corpus Christi Carol – Traditional, Benjamin Britten
  9. Eternal Life – Jeff Buckley
  10. Dream Brother – Jeff Buckley, Mick Grøndahl, Matt Johnson

On July 11, 1989.

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On July 11, 1989, “Some Bizzare/Epic” label released “Mind Bomb”, the third The The studio album. It was recorded October 1988 – May 1989, and was produced by Warne Livesey, Roli Mosimannand and Matt Johnson.

Personnel:

  • Matt Johnson– vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Johnny Marr– guitar, harmonica
  • James Eller –bass guitar
  • David Palmer –drums
  • Sinéad O’Connor- vocal
  • Wix– piano, keyboards, hammond organ, accordion
  • Warne Livesey– keyboards, banjo, acoustic guitar
  • Pandit Dinesh– percussion
  • Danny Cummings– percussion
  • Pedro Haldermann– percussion
  • Chris White– saxophone
  • Philip Todd– saxophone
  • Ashley Slater– trombone
  • John Eacott- flugel horn
  • Mark Feltham– harmonica
  • Danny Thompson- upright bass
  • Sarah Homer– clarinet
  • Dai Pritchard- bass clarinet
  • Hilary Storer– oboe
  • Gavyn Wright- Arabian fiddle
  • Astarti String Section- strings

Tracks listing:

All tracks by Matt Johnson, except where noted.

  1. Good Morning, Beautiful
  2. Armageddon Days Are Here (Again)
  3. The Violence of Truth
  4. Kingdom of Rain
  5. The Beat(en) Generation
  6. August & September
  7. Gravitate to Me – Matt Johnson,Johnny Marr
  8. Beyond Love