Tag Archives: Mike Napolitano

On August 8, 2006.

On August 8, 2006, “Righteous Babe” label released “Reprieve”, the 15th Ani DiFranco, studio album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, and was produced by Ani DiFranco.

Personnel:

  • Ani DiFranco – vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, synths, programming, samples, engineer, mixing, artwork, design
  • Todd Sickafoose – double bass, piano, Wurlitzer, pump organ, trumpet
  • Mike Napolitano – engineer, mixing
  • Todd Sickafoose – engineer
  • Brent Lambert – mastering
  • Brian Grunert – artwork, design
  • Danny Clinch – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ani DiFranco.

  1. Hypnotized
  2. Subconscious
  3. In the Margins
  4. Nicotine
  5. Decree
  6. 78% H2O
  7. Millennium Theater
  8. Half-Assed
  9. Reprieve
  10. A Spade
  11. Unrequited
  12. Shroud
  13. Reprise

 

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On June 9, 2017.

On June 9, 2017, “Righteous Babe” label released “Binary”, the 19th Ani DiFranco studio album. It was recorded 2015 – 2016, at “The Dugout Esplanade Studios”  in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was produced by Ani DiFranco.

Personnel:

  • Ani DiFranco – vocals, guitar; mellotron, orchestron guitar synth,
  • Todd Sickafoose – bass, celeste, keyboards, shaker, vibraphone, Wurlitzer, bells, prepared piano
  • Terence Higgins – drums, congas, pandiero
  • Ivan Neville – organ, Clavinet, bass, piano, Rhodes, Wurlitzer
  • Jenny Scheinman – violin, backing vocals
  • Maceo Parker – alto saxophone
  • Skerik – tenor and baritone saxophones
  • Alonzo Bowens – clarinet
  • Bobby Campo – trumpet
  • Mark Mullins – trombone
  • Justin Vernon – backing vocals
  • Petah Napolitano, Gail Ann Dorsey – backing vocals
  • Tchad Blake – mixing
  • Mike Napolitano – recording engineer
  • Brian Lucey – mastering
  • Todd Sickafoose – horn arrangements
  • David Calderley at graphictherapy – design
  • Ani photographs by GMDThree

Track listing:

All tracks by Ani DiFranco.

  1. Binary
  2. Pacifist’s Lament
  3. Zizzing
  4. Play God
  5. Alrighty
  6. Telepathic
  7. Even More
  8. Spider

On May 5, 2017.

On May 5, 2017, “Sub Pop” label released “In Spades”, the eighth Afghan Whigs studio album. It was recorded 2016 – 2017, in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Memphis and Joshua Tree, and was produced by Greg Dulli.

Personnel:

  • Greg Dulli – vocals, guitars, mellotron, harmonium, bass guitar, piano, electric piano, percussion
  • John Curley – bass guitar
  • Rick Nelson – vocals, cello, violin, viola
  • Dave Rosser – vocals, guitars
  • Jon Skibic – guitars, mellotron
  • Patrick Keeler – drums
  • Susan Marshall, Scott Bennett – vocals
  • Ben Ellman – baritone saxophone
  • Ian Bowman – tenor saxophone
  • John Culbreth – trumpet
  • Evan Oberla – trombone
  • David Ralicke – saxophone, trombone, trumpet
  • Rob Ingraham – tenor saxophone
  • Petra Haden – vocals, violin
  • Gabe Noel – cello
  • Ramon Rodrigues Melo – artwork
  • Christopher Friedman – layout
  • Rick Nelson, Christopher Thorn, Mike Napolitano, Justin Smith, Jeff Powell, Kyle Kelso, Matt Beck, Wesley Graham, Jon Skibic – recording engineer
  • Mike Napolitano, Christopher Thorn – mixing
  • Bernie Grundman, Joe Bozzi – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Greg Dulli.

  1. Birdland
  2. Arabian Heights
  3. Demon in Profile
  4. Toy Automatic
  5. Oriole
  6. Copernicus
  7. The Spell
  8. Light as a Feather
  9. I Got Lost
  10. Into the Floor

On April 15, 2014.

On April 15, 2014, “Sub Pop” label released “Do to the Beast”, the seventh Afghan Whigs studio album. It was recorded in 2014, at “Burbank” in Joshua Tree, Silverlake,” Algiers Point” in New Orleans, Cincinnati, and was produced by Greg Dulli.

Personnel:

  • Greg Dulli- vocals, rhythm guitar, mixing
  • Dave Rosser, Jon Skibic, Mark McGuire – guitars
  • John Curley- bass
  • Patrick Keeler – drums
  • Kerry Brown, Rick Nelson, David Rosser, Justin Smith, Christopher Thorn, John Curley – engineer
  • Gavin Lurssen – mastering
  • Mike Napolitano, Mathias Schneeberger – engineer, mixing
  • Christopher Friedman – artwork, layout
  • Amanda Demme– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Greg Dulli.

  1. Parked Outside
  2. Matamoros
  3. It Kills
  4. Algiers
  5. Lost in the Woods
  6. The Lottery
  7. Can Rova
  8. Royal Cream
  9. I Am Fire
  10. These Sticks

 

On April 7, 1998.

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On April 7, 1998, “Rykodisc” label released “Thrills”, the first Andrew Bird album with Bowl of Fire. It was recorded in 1998, and was produced by Mike Napolitano
Andrew Bird.

Personnel:

  • Andrew Bird – violin, vocals, mandolin
  • Kevin O’Donnell – drums, washboard, pots & pans
  • Joshua Hirsch – bass
  • James Mathus- banjo, guitar, piano, trombone
  • Katharine Whalen- vocals
  • Jack Fine- trumpet
  • Recorded and mixed by Mike Napolitano
  • Mastering by Brent Lambert
  • Audrey Niffenegger – album cover art
  • Dave Rosser – photos
  • Steven Jurgensmeyer – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Andrew Bird, except where noted.

  1. Minor Stab
  2. Ides of Swing
  3. Glass Figurine
  4. Pathetique = Lyrics adapted from the poem Ich Grolle Nichtby Heinrich Heine
  5. Depression-Pasillo – Garcia
  6. 50 Pieces
  7. A Woman’s Life and Love – Lyrics adapted from a poem by Adelbert von Chamisso
  8. Swedish Wedding March
  9. Eugene
  10. Gris – Gris
  11. Cock o’ the Walk
  12. Nuthinduan Waltz

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