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On April 9, 2021.

On April 9, 2021, “Columbia” label released “Amazônia”, the twenty-first Jean-Michel Jarre studio album. It was recorded in 2021, at “JMJ Studio” in Paris, and was produced by Jean-Michel Jarre. The album is a 52-minute musical score for the exhibition “Amazônia”, a project by photographer and filmmaker Sebastião Salgado. The project focuses on the Brazilian Amazon, featuring more than 200 photographs and other media by Salgado.

Personnel:

  • Jean-Michel Jarre – mixing
  • Patrick Pelamourgues – technical assistance
  • David Perreau – mastering
  • Sebastião Salgado – Amazônia photographs
  • Gong Li – Jean-Michel Jarre portrait
  • Renato Amoroso – Sebastião Salgado portrait
  • Eric BDFCK Cornic – graphic design

Track listing:

All tracks by Jean-Michel Jarre.

  1. Amazônia Part 1
  2. Amazônia Part 2
  3. Amazônia Part 3
  4. Amazônia Part 4
  5. Amazônia Part 5
  6. Amazônia Part 6
  7. Amazônia Part 7
  8. Amazônia Part 8
  9. Amazônia Part 9

On March 26, 2021.

On March 26, 2021, “Island” label released “Collections from the Whiteout”, the fourth Ben Howard studio album. It was recorded 2020 – 2021, at “Long Pond” in New York City, “La Frette” in Paris, and was produced by Aaron Dessner and Ben Howard.

Personnel:

  • Ben Howard – vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Aaron Dessner – guitar, piano
  • Mickey Smith – acoustic guitar, dulcimer
  • Nat Wason – electric guitar
  • Richard Thomas – keyboard, synthesizer
  • Kate Stables – vocals
  • Thomas Bartlett – synthesizer
  • Rob Moose – violin, viola
  • India Bourne – cello
  • Ryan Olson – sound effects
  • James Krivchenia – drums, percussion
  • Yussef Dayes – drums
  • Jason Treuting – drums, percussion
  • Kyle Keegan – drums
    Jonathan Low – engineer, mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Roddy Bow – artwork

Track listing:

  1. Follies Fixture – Ben Howard
  2. What a Day – Ben Howard, Aaron Dessner
  3. Crowhurst’s Meme – Ben Howard, Yussef Dayes
  4. Finders Keepers – Ben Howard, Aaron Dessner
  5. Far Out – Ben Howard, Aaron Dessner
  6. Rookery – Ben Howard
  7. You Have Your Way – Ben Howard
  8. Sage That She Was Burning – Ben Howard, Aaron Dessner
  9. Sorry Kid – Ben Howard, Aaron Dessner
  10. Unfurling – Ben Howard, Aaron Dessner
  11. Metaphysical Cantations – Ben Howard, Aaron Dessner
  12. Make Arrangements – Ben Howard, Aaron Dessner
  13. The Strange Last Flight of Richard Russell – Ben Howard, Aaron Dessner, Yessef Dayes
  14. Buzzard – Ben Howard

On February 9, 2018.

On February 9, 2018, “Domino Recording Company” label released “Always Ascending”, the fifth Franz Ferdinand studio album. It was recorded in 2017 at “Motorbass” in Paris, “RAK” in London, and was produced by Philippe Zdar.

Personnel:

  • Alex Kapranos – lead vocals, lead guitar, keyboards, design
  • Dino Bardot – rhythm guitar, backing vocals, design
  • Julian Corrie – keyboards, lead guitar, backing vocals, design
  • Bob Hardy – bass guitar, design
  • Paul Thomson – drums, percussion, backing vocals, design
  • Terry Edwards – saxophone
  • Mike Horner – additional production
  • Pierre Juarez – additional production
  • Sam Potter – extra contribution 
  • Antoine Poyeton – engineer assistant
  • Will Purton – engineer assistant
  • Philippe Zdar – mixing
  • Mike Marsh – mastering
  • Melissa Appleton – Infinity Mirror construction
  • Edwin Burdis – coordination
  • Matthew Cooper – design
  • Alexis Anne Mackenzie – cover art, band collages
  • Sylvan Deleu – photography
  • David Edwards – band collage photos

Track listing:

All tracks by Julian Corrie, Bob Hardy, Alex Kapranos, Dino Bardot and Paul Thomson.

  1. Always Ascending
  2. Lazy Boy
  3. Paper Cages
  4. Finally
  5. The Academy Award
  6. Lois Lane
  7. Huck and Jim
  8. Glimpse of Love
  9. Feel the Love Go
  10. Slow Don’t Kill Me Slow

In January 1976.

In January 1976, “Milestone” label released “Black Narcissus”, the 20th Joe Henderson album. It was recorded in October 1974, at “Studios Europa Sonor” in Paris, April 1975, at “Fantasy Studios” in Berkeley, California, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews and Joe Henderson.

Personnel:

  • Joe Henderson – tenor sax
  • Joachim Kühn – piano
  • Patrick Gleeson – synthesizer, arranger
  • David Friesen – bass 
  • Jean-François Jenny-Clark – bass
  • Daniel Humair – drums, cover painting
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums
  • Bill Summers – congas, percussion
  • Bruce Walford – engineer
  • Claude Martenot – engineer
  • Neil Schwartz – engineer
  • Seth Dworkin – engineer
  • Skip Shimmin – engineer
  • David Turner – mastering
  • Lance Anderson – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Henderson, except where noted.

  1. Black Narcissus
  2. Hindsight and Forethought
  3. Power to the People
  4. Amoeba
  5. Good Morning Heartache – Irene Higginbotham, Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher
  6. The Other Side of Right

In December 1964.

In December 1964, “Barclay” label released “Verlaine et Rimbaud”, the thirteenth Léo Ferré album. It was recorded in May 1964, at “Barclay Studio” in Paris. This was one of the first double albums in the history oi the modern music.

Personnel:

  • Léo Ferré – vocals, piano, liner notes
  • Barthélémy Rosso – guitar
  • Lionel Gali – violin
  • Janine de Waleyne – backing vocals
  • Orchestra of session musicians
  • Jean-Michel Defaye – arranger, orchestra conductor
  • Gerhard Lehner – engineer
  • Maurice Frot – artwork
  • Hubert Grooteclaes – photography
  • Jean Fernandez – executive producer

All music by Léo Ferré, all lyrics as noted.

  1. Écoutez la chanson bien douce – Paul Verlaine
  2. Chanson de la plus haute tour – Arthur Rimbaud
  3. Il patinait merveilleusement – Paul Verlaine
  4. Mon rêve familier – Paul Verlaine
  5. Soleils couchants – Paul Verlaine
  6. Les Assis – Arthur Rimbaud
  7. L’espoir luit comme un brin de paille dans l’étable – Paul Verlaine
  8. Art poétique – Paul Verlaine
  9. Pensionnaires – Paul Verlaine
  10. Âme, te souvient-il ? – Paul Verlaine
  11. Le Buffet – Arthur Rimbaud
  12. Les Poètes de sept ans – Arthur Rimbaud
  13. Chanson d’automne – Paul Verlaine
  14. Les Corbeaux – Arthur Eimbaud
  15. Green – Paul Verlaine
  16. Mes Petites Amoureuses – Arthur Rimbaud
  17. Je vous vois encor – Paul Verlaine
  18. L’étoile a pleuré rose – Arthur Rimbaud
  19. Ô triste, triste était mon âme – Paul Verlaine
  20. Rêvé pour l’hiver – Arthur Rimbaud
  21. Clair de lune – Paul Verlaine
  22. Les Chercheuses de poux – Arthur Rimbaud
  23. Ma Bohème – Arthur Rimbaud
  24. Sérénade – Paul Verlaine

In November 1988.

In November 1988, “BSO” label released “Mademoiselle chante…”, the debut Patricia Kaas album. It was recorded 1987 – 1988, at “Studio CBE” in Paris, and was produced by Joël Cartigny and Bernard Estardy. 

Personnel:

  • Patricia Kass – vocals
  • José Souc – guitar
  • Bernard Estardy – arranger
  • Alain Frappier – design
  • Gilles Cappé – photography

Track listing:

  1. Mon mec à moi – Didier Barbelivien, François Bernheim
  2. Venus des abribus – François Bernheim, Élisabeth Depardieu, Dominique Perrier
  3. D’Allemagne – Didier Barbelivien, François Bernheim
  4. Des Mensonges en musique – Didier Barbelivien, Francois Bernheim
  5. Un Dernier Blues – Didier Barbelivien
  6. Quand Jimmy dit – Didier Barbelivien, François Bernheim
  7. Souvenirs de l’Est – Didier Barbelivien, François Bernheim
  8. Elle voulait jouer cabaret – Didier Barbelivien
  9. Mademoiselle chante le blues – Didier Barbelivien, Bob Mehdi
  10. Chanson d’amour pas finie – Didier Barbelivien, François Bernheim

On September 22, 2020.

On September 22, 2020, “Anti” label released “Shore”, the fourth Fleet Foxes studio album. It was recorded September 2019 – September 2020, at “The Long Pond” in Columbia County, New York, “Studios St. Germain” in Paris, “Vox Recording” in Los Angeles, “The Diamond Mine” in Long Island City, Queens, “Electric Lady Studios” in Greenwich Village, New York, and was produced by Robin Pecknold.

Personnel:

  • Robin Pecknold – vocals, instrumental performance, arrangements
  • Uwade Akhere – vocals
  • Daniel Rossen – acoustic and electric guitar, piano
  • Michael Bloch – classical guitar
  • Marta Sofia Honer – violin, viola
  • The Westerlies
  • Riley Mulherkar – trumpet
  • Chloe Rowlands – trumpet
  • Andy Clausen – trombone
  • Willem de Koch – trombone
  • Joshua Jaeger – drum kit, percussion
  • Christopher Bear – drum kit, percussion
  • Homer Steinweiss – drum kit
  • Meara O’Reilly – vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Tim Bernardes – vocals
  • Kevin Morby – backing vocals
  • Georgiana Leithauser – backing vocals
  • Frederika Leithauser – backing vocals
  • Juliet Butters – backing vocals
  • Faye Butters – backing vocals
  • Beatriz Artola – spoken dialog, engineering, recording, mixing
  • Jon Low – additional engineering
  • Bastien Lozier – additional engineering
  • Michael Harris – additional engineering
  • Chris Cerullo – additional engineering
  • Paul Spring – additional engineering
  • Jens Jungkurth – additional engineering
  • Lauren Marquez – additional engineering
  • Joe LaPorta – mastering
  • Ben Tousley – layout, design
  • Robin Pecknold – layout, design
  • Dino Matt – drawings
  • Hiroshi Hamaya – cover photographs
  • Kersti Jan Werdal – gatefold photograph

Track listing:

All tracks by Robin Pecknold, except where noted.

  1. Wading in Waist-High Water
  2. Sunblind
  3. Can I Believe You
  4. Jara
  5. Featherweight
  6. A Long Way Past the Past
  7. For a Week or Two
  8. Maestranza
  9. Young Man’s Game
  10. I’m Not My Season
  11. Quiet Air / Gioia
  12. Going-to-the-Sun Road – Robin Oecknold, Tim Bernardes
  13. Thymia
  14. Cradling Mother, Cradling Woman
  15. Shore

In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Capitol” label released “Big Towne, 2061”, the second and final Paris studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at the “Total Experience Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Bob Hughes.

Personnel:

  • Bob Welch – vocals, guitar
  • Glenn Cornick – bass guitar, keyboards
  • Hunt Sales – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Bob Hughes – engineering
  • Steve Pouliot, Meyrick Smith – assistant engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Welch except when noted.

  1. Blue Robin
  2. Big Towne, 2061
  3. Pale Horse, Pale Rider
  4. New Orleans
  5. Outlaw Game – Bob Welch, Hunt Sales
  6. Money Love – Bob Welch, Hunt Sales
  7. Heart of Stone
  8. Slave Trader
  9. 1 in 10
  10. Janie – Bob Welch, Glenn Cornick

On June 7, 2012.

On June 7, 2012, Robert Lawrence Welch Jr. died aged 66. He was musician (vocal, guitar, bass guitar) and songwriter, member of the bands Seven Souls, Head West and Paris, but was best known as vocalist and guitarist of Fleetwood Mac (1971 – 1974). As leader Welch released seven studio albums.

On June 1, 1977.

On June 1, 1977, “Arista” label released “I Robot”, the second Alan Parsons Project (The), studio album. It was recorded December 1976 – March 1977, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Alan Parsons. The album cover photo features Storm Thorgerson’s assistants in the escalator tubes of the circular Terminal 1 building of the “Charles de Gaulle Airport” outside of Paris

Personnel:

  • Alan Parsons – keyboards, vocoder, acoustic guitar, backing vocals, engineer
  • Ian Bairnson – acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocals
  • B.J. Cole – steel guitar
  • Eric Woolfson – keyboards, vocoder, backing vocals
  • Duncan Mackay – keyboards
  • John Leach – cimbalom, kantele
  • David Paton – bass, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Stuart Tosh – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Lenny Zakatek, Allan Clarke, Steve Harley, Jack Harris, Peter Straker, Jaki Whitren, Dave Townsend, the English Chorale, the New Philharmonia Chorus – vocals
  • Hilary Western – backing vocals
  • Smokey Parsons – backing vocals
  • Tony Rivers, John Perry and Stu Calver – backing vocals
  • Andrew Powell – choir and orchestra arrangements
  • Eric Woolfson – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson, except where noted.

  1. I Robot
  2. I Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You
  3. Some Other Time
  4. Breakdown
  5. Don’t Let it Snow
  6. The Voice
  7. Nucleus
  8. Day After Day (The Show Must Go On)
  9. Total Eclipse – Andrew Powell
  10. Genesis Ch. 1V. 32