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On June 29, 1999.

On June 29, 1999, “CMC International” label released “Brave New World”, the thirteenth Styx studio album. It was recorded in 1998, at “Pumpkin Studios” and “The White Room” in Chicago, “The S.H.O.P.” in Hollywood, and was produced by Dennis DeYoung, Tommy Shaw and James Young.


  • Dennis DeYoung– vocals, keyboards
  • Tommy Shaw– vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards
  • James Young– vocals, electric guitar
  • Chuck Panozzo– bass
  • Todd Sucherman– drums
  • David Campbell– string arrangements, conductor
  • Jerry Goodman – violin
  • Ed Tossing – string arrangements, conductor
  • J. Vanston– horn arrangements, conductor
  • Rodney Amos, Craig Bauer, Andy Haller, John Hendrickson, Steve Johnson, Gary Loizzo, Keith Marks, Tommy Shaw, C.J. Vanston, Craig Williams
  • Craig Bauer, Dennis DeYoung, Gary Loizzo, Ron Nevison – mixing
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Tommy Shaw – sequencing, programming
  • Patrick Thrasher – Pro – Tools
  • Alan Chappell, Ioannis – art direction
  • Alan Chappell, Ioannis – design
  • Ioannis – artwork

Track listing:

  1. I Will Be Your Witness – Jack Blades, Tommy Shaw
  2. Brave New World – Tommy Shaw, James Young
  3. While There’s Still Time – Dennis DeYoung
  4. Number One -Tommy Shaw
  5. Best New Face – Jack Blades, Tommy Shaw
  6. What Have They Done to You – Tommy Shaw, James Young
  7. Fallen Angel – Dennis DeYoung
  8. Everything Is Cool – Tommy Shaw
  9. Great Expectations – Dennis DeYoung
  10. Heavy Water – Tommy Shaw, James Young
  11. High Crimes & Misdemeanors (Hip Hop-Cracy) – Dennis DeYoung
  12. Just Fell In – Tommy Shaw, James Young
  13. Goodbye Roseland – Dennis DeYoung
  14. Brave New World (Reprise) – Tommy Shaw, James Young

On April 7, 2017.

On April 7, 2017, “Bella Union” label released “Pure Comedy”, the third Josh Tillman album, under his pseudonym Father John Misty. It was recorded in March 2016 at “United Recording Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jonathan Wilson and Josh Tillman. In its choice of the “100 Best Albums of the Year”, “The Sunday Times” ranked “Pure Comedy” at number one.


  • Josh Tillman– vocals, horn and vocal arrangement, mixing, art direction
  • Jonathan Wilson– performance, mixing
  • Thomas Bartlett, Elijah Thomson, Daniel Bailey, Keefus Ciancia, Kyle Flynn – performance
  • Gavin Bryars– horn arrangement
  • James King– horn arrangement
  • Paul Jacob Cartwright, Tom Lea, Nico Muhly– string arrangement
  • Gavin Bryars – string arrangement, vibraphone
  • Chavonne Stewart – vocal arrangement, additional vocals
  • George Potts Young, De’Ante Duckett, Ryan Stewart, Tiffanie Cross, Vanessa Grundy, Shanika Bereal, Celeste Young, Dominique Dubose – additional vocals
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel, lap steel
  • Kelsey Lu – cello
  • Trevor Spencer – mixing, engineering
  • Vira Byramji, Dave Cerminara, Rouble Kapoor, Bryce Gonzales – additional engineering
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Ed Steed – illustrations, art direction
  • Sasha Barr – art direction, additional art, designs

Track listing:

All tracks by Josh Tillman.

  1. Pure Comedy
  2. Total Entertainment Forever
  3. Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution
  4. Ballad of the Dying Man
  5. Birdie
  6. Leaving LA
  7. A Bigger Paper Bag
  8. When the God of Love Returns There’ll Be Hell to Pay
  9. Smoochie
  10. Two Wildly Different Perspectives
  11. The Memo
  12. So I’m Growing Old on Magic Mountain
  13. In Twenty Years or So

On January 21, 2008.

On January 21, 2008, “Domino” label released “Falling off the Lavender Bridge”, the debut Lightspeed Champion (Devonté Hynes) album. It was recorded in 2007, at “ARC Studios” in Omaha, Nebraska, and was produced by Mike Mogis.


  • Devonté Hynes- vocals, guitar
  • Emmy the Great- additional vocals
  • Tim Kasher- additional vocals
  • Derek Pressnall, Kianna Alarid, Susan Sanchez, David Coyote Bones, Nik Fackler, Joe Knapp- group vocals
  • Clark Baechle- drums
  • Kimberley Salistean, Cynthia Ricker, Donna Carnes and Tracy Sands – strings
  • Nate Walcott- strings arrangement
  • Tom Clarke – cello
  • Miguel Picanco – oboe
  • Mark Benson – clarinet
  • Karen Murphy – flute
  • Mike Mogis- producer, mixer, engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Devonté Hynes.

  1. Number One
  2. Galaxy of the Lost
  3. Tell Me What It’s Worth
  4. All to Shit
  5. Midnight Surprise
  6. Devil Tricks for a Bitch
  7. I Could Have Done This Myself
  8. Salty Water
  9. Dry Lips
  10. Everyone I Know Is Listening to Crunk
  11. Let the Bitches Die
  12. No Surprise (for Wendela) / Midnight Surprise

In March 1977.

In March 1977, “Kling Klang Records” label released “Trans-Europe Express” the sixth Kraftwerk studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Kling Klang Studios” in Düsseldorf, Germany, and was produced by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider.In 2001, TV network “VH1” placed “Trans-Europe Express” at number 56 on their list of “100 Greatest Albums of All Time”; in 2002, “Slant Magazine” placed the album at number one on its list of the “Greatest Electronic Albums of the 20th Century”; in 2003, “Rolling Stone” ranked  the album at number 253 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”; in 2014, the “LA Times” called it “The Most Important Pop Album of the Last 40 Years”.


  • Ralf Hütter– voice, synthesizer, orchestron, synthanorma-sequenzer, electronics, producer
  • Florian Schneider– voice, vocoder, votrax, synthesizer, electronics, producer
  • Karl Bartos– electronic percussion
  • Wolfgang Flür– electronic percussion
  • Peter Bollig – engineer
  • Bill Haverson – engineer
  • Thomas Kuckuck – engineer
  • Maurice Seymour – photography
  • Stara – photography
  • Ink Studios – typographic design

Track listing:

  1. Europe Endless – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider
  2. The Hall of Mirrors – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil Schult
  3. Showroom Dummies – Ralf Hütter
  4. Trans-Europe Epress – Ralf Hütter, Emil Schult
  5. Metal on Metal – Ralf Hütter
  6. Abzug – Ralf Hütter
  7. Franz Schubert – Ralf Hütter
  8. Endless Endless – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider