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On May 19, 2018.

On May 19, 2018, Reginald Grant Lucas died aged 65. He was musician (guitar), songwriter and producer, started his career performing and recording with Billy Paul and Miles Davis. As producer, composer and sideman he worked with Madonna, Models, The Four Tops, Randy Crawford, Rebbie Jackson, Bunny DeBarge, John Adams, Elisa Fiorillo, The Weather Girls, Nick Scott, Stephanie Mills, Gary Bartz, The Spinners, Lou Rawls, Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, James Mtume, Carlos Garnett, Norman Connors, Babatunde Olatunji, Flora Purim, Lonnie Liston Smith, Zbigniew Seifert, Masabumi Kikuchi and Shunzo Ohno. As leader Lucas released two albums.

on May 19, 2017.

On May 19, 2017, “Nuclear Blast” label released “Amber Galactic”, the third Night Flight Orchestra (The) album. It was recorded in 2016, at “Handsome Hard Studios” in Kävlinge, “Nordic Sound Lab” in Skara, “Studio Valborg”, “Studio Rymdberg”, “Speedstrid Studios” in Sweden.

Personnel:

  • Björn “Speed” Strid – vocals
  • David Andersson – guitar
  • Sharlee D’Angelo – bass
  • Richard Larsson – keyboards, percussion
  • Jonas Källsbäck – drums, percussion
  • Sebastian Forslund – congas, percussion, guitar
  • Martin Lindqvist – sax solo
  • Hanna Carlsson – cello
  • Johanna Beijbom – backing vocals
  • Special appearances – Giorgia Carteri, Kamila Kucharska, Lena Mischuk, Kenya Horst, Anna Berntman

Track listing:

  1. Midnight Flyer
  2. Star of Rio
  3. Gemini
  4. Sad State of Affairs
  5. Jennie
  6. Domino
  7. Josephine
  8. Space Whisperer
  9. Something Mysterious
  10. Saturn in Velvet

On May 19, 2017.

On May 19, 2017, “Constellation” label released “Stubborn Persistent Illusions”, the seventh Do Make Say Think album. It was recorded 2014 – 2016, and was produced by Ohad Benchetrit, David Mitchell. James Payment, Justin Small and Charles Spearin.

Personnel:

  • Ohad Benchetrit – guitar, keyboard, horns
  • Justin Small – guitar, keyboard
  • Charles Spearin – guitar, bass, keyboard, horns
  • David Mitchell – drums
  • James Payment – drums
  • Julie Penner – violin
  • Michael Barth – trumpet
  • Leon Kingstone – baritone saxophone
  • Adam Marvy – trumpet

Track listing:

  1. War on Torpor
  2. Horripilation
  3. A Murder of Thoughts
  4. Bound…
  5. and Boundless
  6. Her Eyes on the Horizon
  7. d=3.57√h (As Far as the Eye Can See)
  8. Shlomo’s Son
  9. Return, Return Again

On May 19, 1998.

On May 19, 1998, “Elektra” label released “Ophelia”, the second Natalie Merchant studio album. It was recorded July 1996 – May 1997, at “Talking Dwarf Studios” in Little Valley, New York, “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Natalie Merchant.

Personnel:

  • Natalie Merchant – vocals, piano
  • Ken Appollo – organ
  • Craig Ross – acoustic guitar 
  • Karin Peris – acoustic guitar 
  • Lokua Kanza – acoustic guitar
  • Craig Ross – electric guitar
  • Daniel Lanois – electric guitar
  • Don Peris – electric guitar
  • Donnie Ward – electric guitar
  • Todd Vos – electric guitar
  • Graham Maby – bass
  • Jay Brunga – acoustic bass
  • Peter Yanowitz – drums
  • Joakim Lartey – percussion
  • Chris Botti – trumpet
  • Tom Varner – French horn
  • Hector Falcon – violin 
  • Kristof Witek – violin
  • Conroy Kuo – viola 
  • Ralph Farris – viola
  • Garo Yellin – cello 
  • Michelle Kinney – cello
  • Karin Peris – vocals
  • N’Dea Davenport – vocals
  • Karl Berger – string arrangements, conductor
  • John Holbrook – engineer
  • Rupert Coulso – engineer
  • Todd Vos – engineer
  • Ricky Graham – engineer assistant
  • Jim Scott – mixing
  • Mike Scotella – mixing assistant
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Yungchen Lhamo – translation from Tibetan

Track listing:

All tracks by Natalie Merchant.

  1. Ophelia
  2. Life is Sweet
  3. Kind & Generous
  4. Frozen Charlotte
  5. My Skin
  6. Break Your Heart
  7. King of May
  8. Thick as Thieves
  9. Effigy
  10. The Living
  11. When They Ring the Golden Bells 

On May 19, 2018.

On May 19, 2018, Reginald Grant Lucas aka Reggie Lucas died aged 65. He was songwriter, musician (guitar) and record producer. As musician he has recorded and performed with Miles Davis, Carlos Garnett, Babatunde Olatunji, Norman Connors, Flora Purim, Lonnie Liston Smith, Hubert Eaves, Roberta Flack, Urszula Dudziak, James Mtume, Gary Bartz, Zbigniew Seifert, John Lee, Gerry Brown and Masabumi Kikuchi. As producer Lucas worked with Madonna, Mtume, Models, Randy Crawford, Rebbie Jackson, Bunny DeBarge, The Four Tops, John Adams, The Weather Girls, Elisa Fiorillo and Nick Scotti. In 1981, Lucas and James Mtume won a “Grammy Award” for “Best R&B Song” for their composition “Never Knew Love Like This Before”, which was performed by Stephanie Mills. As leader, Lucas has recorded two albums.

On May 19, 2008.

On May 19, 2008, “Kscope” label released “Tightly Unwound”, the seventh Pineapple Thief studio album. It was recorded February – December 2007, at “The Dining Rooms” in Yeovil, South Somerset, UK, and was produced by Bruce Soord, Jon Sykes, Steve Kitch and Keith Harrison.

Personnel:

  • Bruce Soord – vocals, guitars, strings arrangements, engineer, mixing
  • Jon Sykes – bass, vocals
  • Steve Kitch – keyboards, mastering, mixing
  • Keith Harrison– drums
  • James Stratton – artwork, design
  • Marc van Beelen – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bruce Soord.

  1. My Debt to You
  2. Shoot First
  3. Sinners
  4. Tightly World
  5. The Sorry State
  6. My Bleeding Hand
  7. Different World
  8. And So Say All of You
  9. Too Much to Loose

On May 19, 2008.

On May 19, 2008, “Lil’ Beethoven” label released “Exotic Creatures of the Deep”, the 21st Sparks album. It was recorded 2007 – 2008, at “Sparks Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ron Mael and Russell Mael.

Personnel:

  • Russell Mael– vocals, engineering, mixing
  • Ron Mael– keyboards, programming, orchestrations, mixing
  • Tammy Glover– drums
  • Dean Menta– guitars
  • John Thomas – mixing, engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Ron Mael and Russell Mael.

  1. Intro
  2. Good Morning
  3. Strange Animal
  4. I Can’t Believe That You Would Fall for All the Crap in this Song
  5. Let the Monkey Drive
  6. Intro Reprise
  7. I’ve Never Been High
  8. (She Got Me) Pregnant
  9. Lighten Up, Morrissey
  10. This is the Renaissance
  11. The Director Never Yelled Cut
  12. Photoshop
  13. Likeable

On May 19, 1998.

On May 19, 1998, “Metal Blade” released “The Kindness of Strangers”, the third Spock’s Beard studio album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by Neal Morse.

Personnel:

  • Neal Morse– lead vocals, piano, synths, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Alan Morse– vocals, electric guitar, cello, Mellotron
  • Dave Meros– vocals, bass guitar
  • Nick D’Virgilio– vocals, drums, percussion
  • Ryo Okumoto– Hammond organ, Mellotron

 Track listing:                                                  

All tracks by Neal Morse except where noted.

  1. The Good Don’t Last
  • Introduction
  • The Good Don’t Last
  • The Radiant Is
  1. In the Mouth of Madness
  2. Cakewalk on Easy Street
  3. June
  4. Strange World
  5. Harm’s Way
  6. Flow – Neal Morse, Tony Ray
  • True Believer
  • A Constant Flow of Sound
  • Into the Source

On May 19, 2000.

On May 19, 2000, “Universal Republic” label released “Abnormally Attracted to Sin”, the tenth Tori Amos studio album. It was recorded July 2007 – May 2008, at “Martin Engineering Studios” in Cornwall, UK, and was produced by Tori Amos.

Personnel:

  • Tori Amos – vocals, piano, Rhodes, Organ, synths
  • Jon Evans – bass
  • Mac Aladdin – electric, acoustic and 12 string guitar, mandolin
  • Matt Chamberlain– drums, percussion
  • John Philip Shenale– string arrangements, synths, B3 Organ
  • Mark Hawley – mixer
  • Marcel van Limbeek – mixer
  • Christian Lamb – videography
  • Karen Collins – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tori Amos.

  1. Give
  2. Welcome to England
  3. Strong Black Vine
  4. Flavor
  5. Not Dying Today
  6. Maybe California
  7. Curtain Call
  8. Fire to Your Plain
  9. Police me
  10. That Guy
  11. Abnormally Attracted to Sin
  12. 500 Miles
  13. Mary Jane
  14. Starting
  15. Fast Horse
  16. Ophelia
  17. Lady in Blue

On May 19, 1977.

On May 19, 1977, “Atlantic” label released “Sweet Passion”, the twenty-third Aretha Franklin album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, at “ABC Recording Studios” in Los Angeles, “Whitney Recording Studios” in Glendale, CA, and was produced by Aretha Franklin, Lamont Dozier, Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – vocals, keyboards
  • B. Barnum– rhythm arrangements, horn arrangements, string arrangements, keyboards
  • Ray Brown – bass guitar
  • Sonny Burke– keyboards
  • Joe Clayton – congas, percussion
  • Gary Coleman – percussion
  • Ronald Coleman – keyboards
  • Lamont Dozier– rhythm arrangements
  • Scott Edwards – bass guitar
  • James Gadson– drums
  • McKinley Jackson – rhythm arrangements, horn arrangements
  • Harold Mason – drums
  • Craig McMillian – guitar
  • Mike Morgan – guitar
  • Gene Page– horn and string arrangements
  • David Paich– keyboards
  • Ray Parker Jr.– guitar
  • Chuck Rainey– bass guitar
  • Lee Ritenour– guitar
  • Sylvester Rivers– keyboards
  • Bob Zimmitti – percussion
  • David Paich, Marty Paich – co-producers
  • Frank Kemjar, Reginald Dozier, Barney Perkins – engineer
  • Reginald Dozier, Barney Perkins – mixing.
  • Dennis King – mastering
  • Bob Defrin – photography
  • David Alexander – photography

Track listing:

  1. Break It To Me Gently – Marvin Hamlisch, Carole Bayer Sager
  2. When I Think About You – Aretha Franklin
  3. What I Did for Love – Marvin Hamlisch, Edward Kleban
  4. No One Could Ever Love You More – Lamont Dozier
  5. A Tender Touch – Aretha Franklin
  6. Touch Me Up – Lamont Dozier
  7. Sunshine Will Never Be The Same – Lamont Dozier
  8. Meadows of Springtime – Aretha Franklin
  9. Mumbles / I’ve Got the Music in Me – Clark Terry, Aretha Franklin, Bias Boshell
  10. Sweet Passion – Aretha Franklin