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On May 15, 2007.

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

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 – voice, piano, additional vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, orchestral arrangements
  • Sophie Solomon – violin
  • Pit Hermans – cimbalom
  • Marius de Vries– keyboards, vibraphone, programming, orchestral arrangements
  • Isobel Griffiths – orchestra contractor, horn contractor
  • Gavyn Wright – orchestral leader
  • Martha Wainwright– additional vocals, violin
  • Gerry Leonard– electric guitar, guitars
  • Charlie Sexton– electric guitar
  • Jeff Hill – bass, additional vocals
  • Levon Helm– drums
  • Roberto Rodriguez – percussion
  • Sterling Campbell – drums
  • Matt Johnson – drums
  • Kate McGarrigle– additional vocals, banjo
  • Anna McGarrigle– additional vocals, accordion
  • Lily Lanken – additional vocals, recorder
  • Brad Albetta – bass
  • Maxim Moston – violin, concertmaster, orchestral arrangements
  • 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
  • Troy Rinker Jr – bass
  • Alexandra Knoll – oboe
  • David Sapadin – clarinet
  • Daniel Shelly – bassoon
  • Teddy Thompson– additional vocals
  • Jenni Muldaur – additional vocals
  • Suzzy Roche– additional vocals
  • Leona Naess – additional vocals
  • David Theodore – oboe
  • Rob Burger – Hammond organ
  • Gina Gershon – Jew’s harp
  • Antony– voice
  • Julianna Raye – additional vocals
  • Roger Greenawalt – ukulele, banjo
  • Steven Wolf– djembe, tambourine, additional programming
  • Alexis Smith – programming
  • Van Dyke Parks– orchestral arrangements
  • 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.

want_one

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. For the album, Wainwright won “Outstanding Music Artist” award at the 15th “GLAAD Media Awards”; “Best New Recording” and received a nomination for “Best Songwriter” at the “OutMusic Awards”.

Personnel:

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

Track listing:

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

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.

The_The_-_Mind_Bomb

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

 

On February 29, 2000.

The_The_NakedSelf

On February 29, 2000, “Nothing Records” released “NakedSelf”, album by The The. “NakedSelf” was recorded in 1999 and 2000, in New York and London, and was produced by Matt Johnson & Bruce Lampcov.

Track listing:

  1. Boiling Point – Matt Johnson and Eric Schermerhorn
  2. Shrunken Man – Matt Johnson
  3. The Whisperers – Matt Johnson and Eric Schermerhorn
  4. Soul Catcher – Matt Johnson
  5. Global Eyes – Matt Johnson
  6. December Sunlight – Matt Johnson and Eric Schermerhorn
  7. Swine Fever – Matt Johnson
  8. Diesel Breeze – Matt Johnson and Eric Schermerhorn
  9. Weather Belle – Matt Johnson
  10. Voidy Numbness – Matt Johnson and Eric Schermerhorn
  11. Phantom Walls – Matt Johnson
  12. Salt Water – Matt Johnson and Eric Schermerhorn

On February 14, 1994.

The_The_-_Hanky_Panky

On February 14, 1994, “Epic” label released “Hanky Panky”, the sixth The The studio album. It was recorded in 1993, at “The War Room” in Pittsburgh, and was produced by Matt Johnson and Bruce Lampcov. The album featured cover versions of Hank Williams’ songs.

Personnel:

  • Matt Johnson- vocals, guitar, bass
  • Eric Schermerhorn- electric & slide guitar
  • Hollywood Dorsey- bass
  • Reverend Brian McLeod – drums
  • Kevin Halton – steel guitar
  • Gentleman Jim Fitting – harmonica
  • D. C. Collard – treated melodica, arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Hank Williams, arrangements/re-arrangements by Matt Johnson and D. C. Collard

  1. Honky Tonkin’
  2. Six More Miles
  3. My Heart Would Know
  4. If You’ll Be A Baby To Me
  5. I’m A Long Gone Daddy
  6. Weary Blues From Waitin’
  7. I Saw the Light
  8. Your Cheatin’ Heart
  9. I Can’t Get You Off of my Mind
  10. There’s a Tear in My Beer
  11. I Can’t Escape from You

 

The The: Soul Mining 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Boxset

The The

“Soul Mining 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Boxset” is re-mastered, re-packed and expanded version of “The The” major label debut album, Soul Mining.

Re-mastered at Abbey Road Studios from the original master tapes by Matt Johnson and packaged in a lavish 12” box, this vinyl only release includes an authentic reproduction of the 1983 release on 180g vinyl, plus an extra 12” gatefold vinyl of alternative versions and remixes.

For the free digital copy, the re-mastered audio has then been dubbed from new vinyl test pressings recorded from Matt’s original 1982 Thorens TD-147 gramophone player using patent ‘Dubbed-From-Disc’ technology, obtainable via a download code contained within the boxset.

Apart from the re-mastered album the boxset also includes a unique ‘news-poster’ containing extensive notes written by Johnson that detail the making of the album, the bonus vinyl of alternative versions and remixes contained in a gatefold sleeve, the panels of which contain the original artwork for ‘Uncertain Smile’, ‘Perfect’, and ‘This Is The Day’ plus a master tape circular card insert, containing credits and the download code.

Originally released on 21st October 1983, the recording of Soul Mining began in the spring of 1982, when the then 20-year old Matt Johnson, financed at this point by London Records, de-camped to New York to record ‘Uncertain Smile’ with producer Mike Thorne.

A subsequent session, again in New York with Thorne, and featuring David Johansen of the New York Dolls, resulted in ‘Perfect’, yet both sessions, and the deal with London Records, were subsequently scrapped when THE THE made an audacious switch to CBS Records and decided to start the album afresh.

Work on the album was reconvened at John Foxx’s Garden Studios in the then pre-gentrified Shoreditch area of East London with Matt co-producing with Paul Hardiman – the album was subsequently mixed at Martin Rushent’s Genetic Sound studio.

Featuring a host of talented musicians, including JG Thirlwell (aka Foetus, Manorexia and Steroid Maximus), Zeke Manyika (Orange Juice), electronic DIY pioneer Thomas Leer and Jools Holland, Johnson set out with a clear vision in mind – to produce an album that felt cinematic; a record of width, depth and texture and one which avoided the mundane line-up of the day of guitar, bass and drums.