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On May 9, 2000.

On May 9, 2000, “Epic” label released “Open the Door”, the fourth Roger Hodgson album. It was recorded 1998 – 2000, at “Studio Arpege” in Les Sorinieres, France, “Eglise Notre Dame de Bon-Port” in Nantes, France, “Unicorn Studios” in Nevada City, California, “Barrandov Studios” in Prague, Czech Republic, and was produced by Alan Simon, Roger Hodgson.

Personnel:

  • Roger Hodgson – vocals, 12 string and electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, piano, harmonium, pipe organ, harpsichord, church organ
  • Trevor Rabin – electric guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Claude Samard – banjo, dobroslide and pedal steel guitar, bouzouki, oud
  • Manuel Delgado – Spanish guitar, palmas
  • Dan Ar Braz – arpeggio guitar
  • Laurent Vernerey – bass guitar
  • Alan Thomson – bass guitar
  • Arnaud Dunoyer – Hammond organ
  • Olivier Rousseau – piano
  • Alan Simon – high whistle, bodhran, harmonica
  • Loïc Ponthieu – drums, wavedrum
  • Denis Banarrosh – percussion
  • Gerry Conway – drums, percussion
  • Jeff Phillips – drums
  • Jean Pierre Meneghin – Scottish drums
  • Gurvan Houdayer – Scottish drums
  • Christophe Negre – saxophone
  • Michel Gaucher – flute
  • Zdenek Rys – oboe
  • Bruno Le Rouzic – bagpipe
  • Pascal Martin – uilleann pipe
  • Jean Louis Roques – accordion
  • Marco Canepa – Morse code
  • Jean-Jacques Milteau – harmonica
  • Dominique Regef – rebec, Hurdy Gurdy
  • Didier Lockwood – violin
  • Pavel Belohlavek – cello
  • Ilana Russell (Alana Cunningham) – children’s choir
  • Sierrah Dietz – children’s chorus
  • Justine Black – children’s chorus
  • Molly Katwman – children’s chorus
  • Nikki Matheson – backing vocals
  • The Symphonic Orchestra of Prague – conducted by Mario Klemens
  • The Bulgarian Voices “Philippopolis” – conducted by Hristo Arabadjiev
  • Samples from: speech by Queen Elizabeth II, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Ronald Reagan, Sevik the wolf

Track listing:

All tracks by Roger Hodgson, except where noted.

  1. Along Came Mary
  2. The More I Look
  3. Showdown
  4. Hungry
  5. The Garden
  6. Death and a Zoo
  7. Love is a Thousand Times
  8. Say Goodbye
  9. Open the Door
  10. For Every Man – Roger Hodgson, Alan Simon

 

On January 14, 2008.

On January 14, 2008, “Rough Trade” label released “Do You Like Rock Music?” the third British Sea Power studio album. It was recorded in 2007, and was produced by Graham Sutton, Jan Scott Wilkinson, Martin Noble, Neil Hamilton Wilkinson and Matthew Wood.

Personnel:

  • Jan Scott Wilkinson – vocals, guitar, string arrangements, recording, mixing, packaging, photos
  • Martin Noble – guitar, string arrangements, recording, packaging, photos
  • Neil Hamilton Wilkinson – vocals, bass, guitar, string arrangements, recording, packaging, photos
  • Matthew Wood – drums, string arrangements, recording, packaging, photos
  • Abi Fry– viola, string arrangements
  • Becky Foon – cello, string arrangements, choir
  • Eamon Hamilton– harmonium
  • Phil Sumner– cornet
  • Graham Sutton– additional keys, programming
  • Basia Bulat– choir
  • Bobby Bulat – choir
  • Holly Rancher – choir
  • Howard Bilerman– choir
  • Jo Israel – choir
  • Laura Kennison – choir
  • Lisa Lindley-Jones – choir
  • Vicky Oag – choir
  • Graham Sutton– mixing
  • Howard Bilerman– recording
  • Efrim Menuck– recording
  • Milos Hajicek – assistant engineering
  • Laurence Aldridge – assistant engineering
  • Luke Joyse – assistant engineering
  • Tim Young – mastering
  • Stuart Hawkes – mastering
  • Alison Fielding – packaging, photos
  • David Taylor – packaging, photos
  • The Outlying Station – sleeve notes

Track listing:

  1. All in It – Jan Scott Wilkinson, Martin Noble, Neil Hamilton Wilkinson, Matthew Wood
  2. Lights Out for Darker Skies – Jan Scott Wilkinson, Martin Noble, Neil Hamilton Wilkinson, Matthew Wood
  3. No Lucifer – Neil Hamilton Wilkinson, Jan Scott Wilkinson, Martin Noble, Matthew Wood
  4. Waving Flags – Martin Noble, Jan Scott Wilkinson, Neil Hamilton Wilkinson, Matthew Wood
  5. Canvey Island – Jan Scott Wilkinson, Martin Noble, Neil Hamilton Wilkinson, Matthew Wood
  6. Down on the Ground – Neil Hamilton Wilkinson, Jan Scott Wilkinson, Martin Noble, Matthew Wood
  7. A Trip Out – Neil Hamilton Wilkinson, Matthew Wood, Jan Scott Wilkinson, Martin Noble
  8. The Great Skua – Martin Noble, Jan Scott Wilkinson, Neil Hamilton Wilkinson, Matthew Wood
  9. Atom – Jan Scott Wilkinson, Martin Noble, Neil Hamilton Wilkinson, Matthew Wood
  10. No Need to Cry – Neil Hamilton Wilkinson, Matthew Wood, Jan Scott Wilkinson, Martin Noble
  11. Open the Door – Neil Hamilton Wilkinson, Matthew Wood, Jan Scott Wilkinson, Martin Noble
  12. We Close Our Eyes – Jan Scott Wilkinson, Martin Noble, Neil Hamilton Wilkinson, Matthew Wood

 

 

On February 23, 1968.

Dock of the bay

On February 23, 1968, “Volt” label released “The Dock of the Bay”, the first Otis Redding posthumously released album.  It was recorded July 1965 – December 1967, and was produced by Steve Cropper. It contains a number of singles and B-sides dating back to 1965. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “The Dock of the Bay” at number 161 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Track listing:

  1. (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay – Steve Cropper, Otis Redding
  2. I Love You More Than Words Can Say – Eddie Floyd, Booker T. Jones
  3. Let Me Come on Home – Al Jacobson, Jr., Jones, Otis Redding
  4. Open the Door – Otis Redding
  5. Don’t Mess with Cupid – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Deanie Parker
  6. The Glory of Love – Billy Hill
  7. I’m Coming Home to See About You – Otis Redding
  8. Tramp – Lowell Fulson, Jimmy McCracklin
  9. The Huckle-Buck – Roy Alfred, Andy Gibson
  10. Nobody Knows You (When You’re Down and Out) – Jimmy Cox
  11. Old Man Trouble – Otis Redding