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On July 15, 1997.

On July 15, 1997, “Wax Trax!” label released “Metropolis”, the fourth Sister Machine Gun studio album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Warzone Recorders & Chicago Recording Company” in Chicago and “Battery Studios K2” in New York, and was produced by Chris Randall and John Fryer.


  • Chris Randall – vocals, keyboards, piano, guitar, programming, B-3
  • Richard Deacon – bass
  • Kevin Temple – drums
  • Brian Sarche, Reeves Gabrels- guitar
  • Catherine Bent, Serena Jost – cello
  • Rob Thomas, Ted Falcon – violin
  • Mars Williams – saxophone
  • John Fryer- additional programming, backing vocals, Radio Shack 50-in-one science kit
  • Amanda Riesman – string arrangements.
  • Martin Czembor – backing vocals, German rant, NYC street noise
  • Lisa Randall – harangue
  • Jason McNinch – additional programming
  • Jaye Steiner – live sound
  • Robin Glowski – album design

Track listing:

  1. This Metal Sky
  2. Desperation
  3. Temptation
  4. Think
  5. Living Without You
  6. Torque
  7. White Lightning
  8. Everything
  9. What Do You Want From Me
  10. Admit
  11. Bitter End
  12. Cut Down

On July 9, 2013.

On July 9, 2013, “Metropolis” label released “Echogenetic”, the 16th Front Line Assembly studio album. It was recorded in 2013, and was produced by Bill Leeb, Jeremy Inkel, Jared Slingerland, Craig Johnsen and Sasha Keevill.


  • Bill Leeb– vocals, electronic instruments
  • Jeremy Inkel– electronic instruments
  • Jared Slingerland– electronic instruments
  • Craig Johnsen – electronic instruments
  • Sasha Keevill – electronic instruments
  • Greg Reely– mixing, mastering
  • Troy James Sobotka – album art direction, design
  • Dave McKean– Front Line Assembly logo design
  • Roy Salmond – assistant vocals recording

Track listing:

  1. Resonance – Bill Leeb, Jared Slingerland, Craig Johnsen, Jeremy Inkel
  2. Leveled – Bill Leeb, Jared Slingerland, Craig Johnsen
  3. Killing Grounds – Bill Leeb, Jeremy Inkel, Sasha Keevill
  4. Blood – Bill Leeb, Jared Slingerland, Craig Johnsen
  5. Deadened – Bill Leeb, Jeremy Inkel, Sasha Keevill
  6. Ghosts – Bill Leeb, Jared Slingerland, Craig Johnsen, Jeremy Inkel
  7. Echogenetic – Bill Leeb, Jared Slingerland, Craig Johnsen
  8. Exhale – Bill Leeb, Jared Slingerland, Craig Johnsen, Jeremy Inkel
  9. Exo – Bill Leeb, Jeremy Inkel, Sasha Keevill
  10. Prototype – Bill Leeb, Sasha Inkel, Jared Slingerland, Craig Johnsen (Additional sounds by Sasha Keevill)
  11. Heartquake – Bill Leeb, Jared Slingerland, Craig Johnsen, Sasha Inkel (Additional sounds by Sasha Keevill)


On July 7, 1992.

On July 7, 1992, “ATCO” label released “Images and Words”, the second Dream Theater studio album. It was recorded October – December 1991, at “BearTracks Studios” in Suffern, New York; “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by David Prater.


  • James LaBrie– lead vocals
  • John Petrucci– guitar, background vocals
  • Kevin Moore– keyboard
  • John Myung– bass
  • Mike Portnoy– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Jay Beckenstein– soprano saxophone
  • David Prater – mixing
  • Doug Oberkircher – engineer, mixing\
  • Steve Regina – assistant engineer
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Larry Freemantle – art direction

Track listing:

All music by James LaBrie, John Petrucci, Kevin Moore, John Myung and Mike Portnoy, except where noted. “Wait for Sleep” by Kevin Moore.

  1. Pull Me Under – lyrics by Kevin Moore
  2. Another Day – John Petrucci
  3. Take the Time – lyrics by James LaBrie, John Petrucci, Kevin Moore, John Myung, Mike Portnoy
  4. Surrounded – lyrics by Kevin Moore
  5. Metropolis—Part I: ‘The Miracle and the Sleeper – lyrics by John Petrucci
  6. Under a Glass Moon – lyrics by John Petrucci
  7. Wait for Sleep – lyrics by Kevin Moore
  8. Learning to Live – John Myung

On July 4, 2005

On July 4, 2005, “Rough Trade” label released “Give Blood”, the debut Brakes studio album. It was recorded in January 2005, at Metropolis, and was produced by Iain Gore, Eamon Hamilton, Marc Beatty, Thomas White and Alex White.


  • Eamon Hamilton- vocals, guitar
  • Marc Beatty – bass guitar, lapsteel
  • Thomas White – electric guitar, percussion
  • Alex White – drums, piano
  • Matt Eaton – backing vocals
  • Liela Moss, Rose Elinor Dougall, Rebecca Stephens, Julia Clarke-Lowes – duet vocals
  • Iain Gore – mixing
  • Tim Young – mastering
  • Matt Paul, Fergus McHugh, Carlos Olmos – assistant engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Eamon Hamilton, Marc Beatty, Thomas White and Alex White, except where noted.

  1. Ring a Ding Ding
  2. NY Pie
  3. The Most Fun
  4. Heard About Your Band
  5. What’s in It for Me? – Eamon Hamilton, Farmer, Eaton, Gray
  6. You’ll Always Have a Place to Stay
  7. Cheney
  8. I Can’t Stand to Stand Beside You
  9. Pick Up the Phone
  10. You’re So Pretty
  11. Jackson – Jerry Leiber, Billy Edd Wheeler
  12. All Night Disco Party
  13. Hi How Are You
  14. Comma Comma Comma Full Stop
  15. Sometimes Always – William Reid
  16. Fell in Love with a Girl


On June 20, 2006.

On June 20, 2006, “Metropolis” label released “Artificial Soldier”, the 13th Front Line Assembly album. It was recorded in 2006, and was produced by Bill Leeb, Rhys Fulber and Chris Peterson.


  • Bill Leeb– vocals, keyboard
  • Rhys Fulber– keyboard, additional programming
  • Chris Peterson– programming, keyboard
  • Jeremy Inkel– programming, keyboard
  • Jared Slingerland– guitar
  • Adrian White– guitar
  • Jean-Luc De Meyer– vocals
  • Eskil Simonsson– vocals, additional keyboard
  • Greg Reely– engineering, mixing
  • Brian Gardner– mastering
  • Dave McKean– design, illustration, photography

Track listing:

  1. Unleashed
  2. Low Life
  3. Beneath the Rubble
  4. Dissension
  5. Buried Alive
  6. Dopamine
  7. Social Enemy
  8. Future Fail
  9. The Storm
  10. Humanity (World War 3) – includes hidden track Fawnchopper

On May 19, 1978.

On May 19, 1978, “Kling Klang” label released “The Man-Machine” (Die Mensch-Maschine), the seventh Kraftwerk studio album. It was recorded 1977-1978, at “Kling Klang Studio” and mixed at “Studio Rudas” in Düsseldorf, Germany, and was produced by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. In February 15, 1982, “The Man-Machine” was certified Gold in UK by BPI.


  • Ralf Hütter– voice, vocoder, synthesizer, keyboard, Orchestron, Synthanorma Sequencer, electronics, cover, album concept
  • Florian Schneider– vocoder, Votrax, synthesizer, electronics, album concept
  • Karl Bartos– electronic drums
  • Wolfgang Flür– electronic drums
  • Joschko Rudas – engineering
  • Leanard Jackson – engineering
  • Henning Schmitz– assistant
  • Günther Fröhling – photography
  • Karl Klefisch – lettering

Track listing:

All lyrics by Ralf Hütter except “The Model”, lyrics by Ralf Hütter and Emil Schult.

  1. The Robots – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos
  2. Spacelab – Ralf Hütter, Karl Bartos
  3. Metropolis – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos
  4. The Model – Ralf Hütter, Karl Bartos
  5. Neon Lights – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos
  6. The Man-Machine – Ralf Hütter, Karl Bartos


On January 18, 1988.


On January 18, 1988, “Pogue Mahone” released “If I Should Fall from Grace with God”, the third The Pogues album.  It  was recorded in 1987, at the “Rak Studios” in London, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite. “If I Should Fall from Grace with God” became the band’s best-selling album of all time.


  • Shane MacGowan– vocals, guitar
  • Spider Stacy– tin whistle, vocals
  • James Fearnley– accordion, piano, mandolin, dulcimer, guitar, cello, percussion
  • Jem Finer– banjo, saxophone
  • Andrew Ranken– drums, vocals
  • Philip Chevron– guitar, mandolin
  • Darryl Hunt– bass, percussion, vocals
  • Terry Woods– cittern lute, concertina, strings, banjo, dulcimer, guitar, vocals
  • Ron Kavana – banjo, spoons, mandolin
  • Kirsty MacColl – vocals
  • Siobhan Sheahan – harp
  • Brian Clarke – alto saxophone
  • Joe Cashman – tenor saxophone
  • Paul Taylor – trombone
  • Chris Lee, Eli Thompson – trumpet

Track listing:

  1. If I Should Fall from Grace with God – Shane MacGowan
  2. Turkish Song of the Damned – Shane MacGowan, Jem Finer
  3. Bottle of Smoke – Shane MacGowen, Jem Finer
  4. Fairytale of New York – Shane MacGowen and Jem Finer
  5. Metropolis – Jem Finer
  6. Thousands Are Sailling – Phil Chevron
  7. Fiesta – Shaven MacGowen, Jem Finer
  8. Medley: The Recruiting Sergeant/The Rocky Road to Dublin/The Galway Races – traditional
  9. Streets of Sorrow/Birmingham Six – Terry Woods, Shane MacGowen
  10. Lullaby of London – Shane MacGowen
  11. Sit Down by the Fire – Shane MacGowen
  12. The Broad Majestic Shannon – Shane MacGowen
  13. Worms – traditional