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On October 30, 1981.

On October 30, 1981, “Rough Trade” label released “The Sound of the Sand and Other Songs of the Pedestrian”, the debut David Thomas studio album. It was recorded May – June 1981, at “Regent’s Park” in London, and was produced by Adam Kidron and Peter Walmsley.

Personnel:

The Pedestrians:

  • David Thomas – lead vocals, design
  • Allen Ravenstine – synthesizer
  • Mayo Thompson – accordion
  • Richard Thompson – guitar, dulcimer
  • Eddie “Tan Tan” Thornton – trumpet
  • John Greaves – bass guitar 
  • Philip Moxham – bass guitar
  • Anton Fier – drums, percussion

The Golden Palominos:

  • Richard Thompson – guitar, dulcimer
  • Eddie “Tan Tan” Thornton – trumpet
  • John Greaves – bass guitar, piano
  • Anton Fier – drums, percussion

The Trees:

  • Allen Ravenstine – synthesizer
  • Alan Greenblatt – guitar
  • Ralph Carney – saxophone, oboe
  • Paul Hamann – bass guitar
  • Scott Krauss – drums

The Eggs

  • Eddie “Tan Tan” Thornton – trumpet
  • Chris Cutler – drums
  • Paul Hamann – engineering
  • Phil Bodger – assistant engineer
  • Adam Kidron – engineering, mixing, mastering
  • Anne Clarke – assistant producer
  • Sue Johnson – assistant producer
  • Martyn Lambert – design
  • Peter Walmsley – design
  • Mik Mellen – photography
  • Shirley O’Loughlin – assistant producer
  • Geoff Travis – executive producer

Track listing:

All lyrics by David Thomas, all music as noted.

  1. The Birds Are a Good Idea – Philip Moxham, David Thomas, Mayo Thompson
  2.  Yiki Tiki – Anton Fier, Mayo Thompson, David Thomas
  3.  The Crickets in the Flats – Anton Fier
  4. Sound of the Sand – Philip Moxham, David Thomas
  5. The New Atom Mine – Anton Fier
  6. Big Dreams – Philip Moxham, David Thomas
  7. Happy to See You – David Thomas
  8. Crush This Horn Part 2 – Anton Fier, David Thomas
  9. Confuse Did – Anton Fier, David Thomas
  10. Sloop John B – traditional
  11. Man’s Best Friend – Anton Fier, David Thomas, Mayo Thompson, Eddie Thornton

On September 17, 1981.

On September 17, 1991, “Nation / Charisma” labels released “Drunk with Passion”, the fifth Golden Palominos (The) studio album. It was recorded in 1991, at “Greenpoint Studios” in Brooklyn, New York, and was produced by Anton Fier.

Personnel:

  • Carla Bley – Hammond organ
  • Robert Kidney – vocals, guitar
  • Amanda Kramer – vocals, keyboards
  • Bob Mould – vocals, guitar
  • Nicky Skopelitis – acoustic and electric guitar, dobro guitar
  • Michael Stipe – vocals
  • Richard Thompson – guitar
  • Bill Laswell – bass guitar
  • Aïyb Dieng – percussion
  • Anton Fier – drums, percussion, keyboards
  • Oz Fritz – recording
  • Tom Mark – recording
  • Steve McLoughlin – recording
  • Robert Musso – recording
  • Wes Naprstek – recording
  • Billy Youdelman – recording
  • John Yates – mixing
  • David Cook – mixing, recording
  • Mike Krowiak – mixing, recording
  • Jeff Lippay – mixing
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Vaughan Oliver – illustrations, design
  • Chris Bigg – illustrations, design

Track listing:

  1. Alive and Living Now – Anton Fier, Michael Stipe, Nicky Skopelitis
  2. The Haunting – Amanda Kramer
  3. When the Kingdom Calls – Anton Fier, Michael Stipe, Nicky Skopelitis
  4. A Sigh – Amanda Kramer, Michael Stipe, Nicky Skopelitis
  5. Thunder Cries – Amanda Kramer, Michael Stipe, Nicky Skopelitis
  6. Hands of Heaven – Amanda Kramer, Michael Stipe, Nicky Skopelitis
  7. Dying From the Inside Out – Anton Fier, Bob Mould, Nicky Skopelitis
  8. Begin to Return – Robert Kidney

On September 16, 2003.

On September 16, 2003, “Myth America Records” label released “The House Carpenter’s Daughter”, the fourth Natalie Merchant album. It was recorded July 2002 – May 2003, at “Bearsville Studios Woodstock” in New York, and was produced by Natalie Merchant.

Personnel:

  • Natalie Merchant – vocals
  • Erik Della Penna – guitar, lap steel guitar
  • Gabriel Gordon – guitar
  • Graham Maby – bass
  • Elizabeth Steen – organ, piano, accordion
  • Judy Hyman – fiddle
  • Richie Stearns – banjo
  • Allison Miller – drums

Track listing:

  1. Sally Ann – Jeff Claus, Judy Hyman, Dirk Powell
  2. Which Side Are You On? – Florence Reece
  3. Crazy Man Michael – Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick
  4. Diver Boy – traditional, arranged by Natalie Merchant
  5. Weeping Pilgrim – traditional, arranged by Natalie Merchant
  6. Soldier, Soldier – traditional, arranged by Natalie Merchant
  7. Bury Me under the Weeping Willow – A. P. Carter
  8. House Carpenter – traditional, arranged by Natalie Merchant
  9. Owensboro – traditional, arranged by Natalie Merchant
  10. Down on Penny’s Farm – traditional, arranged by Natalie Merchant
  11. Poor Wayfaring Stranger – traditional, arranged by Natalie Merchant

In August 1973.

In August 1973, “Elektra” label released “Valley Hi”, the fourth Ian Matthews album. It was recorded in 1973, at “The Countryside Studio”, and was produced by Michael Nesmith.

Personnel:

  • Ian Matthews – vocals, guitar, arranger
  • David Barry – keyboards
  • Jay Lacy – guitar
  • Michael Nesmith – guitar, steel guitar
  • Bobby Warford – guitar
  • Orville J. Rhodes – steel guitar
  • Byron Berline – fiddle
  • Billy Graham – bass, fiddle
  • Danny Lane – drums
  • Fritz Richmond – engineer 
  • Terry Dunavan – engineer
  • Robert L. Heimall – art direction
  • Bruce Atkins – artwork
  • Paul Slaughter – photography
  • John Paul Endress – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Matthews, except where noted.

  1. Keep On Sailing
  2. Old Man at the Mill – traditional
  3. Shady Lies – Richard Thompson
  4. These Days – Jackson Browne
  5. Leaving Alone
  6. 7 Bridges Road – Steve Young
  7. Save Your Sorrows
  8. What Are You Waiting For – Randy Newman
  9. Propinquity – Michael Nesmith
  10. Blue Blue Day – Don Gibson

Om July 25, 2006.

On July 25, 2006, “Vanguard” label released “Adieu False Heart”, album by Linda Ronstadt and Ann Savoy. It was recorded in 2006, at “Dirk Powell’s Cypress House Studio” in Louisiana, “The Sausalito Plant” in Sausalito, and in Nashville, and was produced by Steve Buckingham.

Personnel:

  • Linda Ronstadt – lead and harmony vocals
  • Ann Savoy – lead and harmony vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Dirk Powell – fretless banjo, upright bass, accordion
  • Sam Broussard – acoustic guitar
  • Buddy Miller – acoustic guitar
  • Bryan Sutton – acoustic guitar
  • Joel Savoy – acoustic guitar, lead guitar, fiddle
  • Chas Justus – acoustic guitar
  • Sam Bush – mandolin
  • Bryon House – upright bass
  • Eric Frey – upright bass
  • Kristin Wilkinson – viola and string arrangements
  • John Catchings – cello
  • Andrea Zonn – resophonic viola, viola. Violin
  • Stuart Duncan – fiddle
  • David Schnaufer – bowed dulcimer, dulcimer
  • Tim Lauer – accordion
  • Kevin Wimmer – fiddle
  • Christine Balfa – triangle
  • Gary Paczosa – engineer, mixing

Track listing:

  1. Opening
  2. Adieu False Heart – Arthur Smith
  3. I Can’t Get Over You – Julie Miller
  4. Marie Mouri – David Greely
  5. King of Bohemia – Richard Thompson
  6. Plus Tu Tournes – Michel Hindenoch
  7. Go Away from My Window – John Jacob Niles
  8. Burns’ Supper – Richard Thompson
  9. The One I Love Is Gone – Bill Monroe
  10. Interlude
  11. Rattle My Cage – Chas Justus
  12. Parlez-Moi D’Amour – Jean Lenoir
  13. Too Old to Die Young – Scott Dooley, John Hadley, Kevin Welch
  14. Interlude
  15. Walk Away Renée – Michael Brown, Bob Calilli, Tony Sansone
  16. Closing

In May 1977.

In May 1977, “Columbia” label released “Function at the Junction”, the fourth B.T. Express album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Ultra-Sonic Recording Studios” in Hempstead, New York, and was produced by Jeff Lane.

Personnel:

  • Richard Thompson – vocals, guitar
  • Michael Jones – vocals, keyboards
  • Carlos Ward – flute, piccolo flute, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone, clarinet
  • Bill Risbrook – flute, soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Jamal Rasool – vocals, bass
  • Dennis Rowe – bongos, congas, timbales, percussion
  • Leslie Ming – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Irving Spice – strings

Track listing:

  1. Funky Music – Bill Risbrook
  2. Expose Yourself – Emanuel Johnson, Michael Stokes, Tash Howard
  3. Scratch My Itch – Sam Taylor, Tash Howard
  4. Eyes – Carlos Ward
  5. We Got It Together – Carlos Ward
  6. Sunshine – Michael Jones
  7. The Door to My Mind – Gloria Risbrook, Louis Risbrook
  8. Star Gazer – Ken Williams, Rudy Clark
  9. How Big Can You Dream – Bill Risbrook

IN May 1976.

In May 1976, “Columbia” label released “Energy to Burn”, the third B.T. Express album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Ultra – Sonic Recording Studios” in Hempstead, New York, and was produced by Jeff Lane.

Personnel:

  • Barbara Joyce – vocals, tambourine
  • Michael Jones – vocals, clavinet, organ, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Moog synthesizer
  • Richard Thompson – vocal, guitar
  • Sam Taylor – rhythm guitar
  • Carlos Ward – flute, piccolo flute, tenor saxophone
  • Bill Risbrook – flute, soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Louis Risbrook – vocal, bass
  • Dennis Rowe – bongos, congas, timbales, percussion
  • Leslie Ming – drums
  • Irving Spice – strings

Track listing:

  1. Depend On Yourself – Bill Risbrook
  2. Can’t Stop Groovin’ Now, Wanna Do It Some More – Billy Nichols
  3. Now That We Found Love – Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff
  4. Energy To Burn – Sam Taylor, Tash Howard
  5. Time Tunnel – Michael Jones
  6. Make Your Body Move – Carlos Ward
  7. Herbs – Carlos Ward
  8. Energy Level – Carlos Ward

On May 15, 2007.

On May 15, 2007, “Geffen” label released “Release the Stars”, the fifth Rufus Wainwright studio album. It was recorded in 2006, at “Second Story” and “Legacy” in New York City, “Brooklyn Recording” in Brooklyn, “Saal 4” in Berlin, “Strongroom” and “Angel Recording Studio” in London, and was produced by Rufus Wainwright.

Personnel:

  • Rufus Wainwright – vocals, piano, acoustic and nylon guitar, percussion, string arrangement, piano arrangement, horn arrangement, orchestral arrangement
  • Neil Tennant – keyboards, synthesizer, loops, samples, vibes, breathing, backing vocals, executive producer
  • Kate McGarrigle – piano
  • John Medeski – piano
  • Jorg Sandnar – piano
  • Rob Burger – organ
  • Jason Hart – organ, backing vocals
  • Rachelle Garniez – claviola, accordion
  • Richard Thompson – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jack Petruzzelli – acoustic and electric guitar, banjo,. backing vocals
  • Joan Wasser – electric guitar, violin, backing vocals
  • Smokey Hormel – guitar
  • Gerry Leonard – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Julianna Raye – tambourine, backing vocals
  • Brad Albetta – bass guitar
  • Tony Scherr – upright bass
  • Jeff Hill – electric bass, bass guitar, upright bass, backing vocals
  • Larry Mullins – shaker, triangle, timpani, cymbals, tambourine, vibes, piano percussion, bass drum, tabla, bongos, bells, cowbells, castanets, woodblock, fish, marimba, glockenspiel
  • Matt Johnson – drums, percussion, recorder, backing vocals
  • Ian Thomas – drums
  • Kenny Wollesen – drums
  • London Session Orchestra – strings
  • Gabriel Adorjan – violin
  • Rachel Rilling – violin
  • Raphael Sachs – viola
  • David Adorjan – cello
  • Ronith Mues – harp
  • Carl Albach – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Steven Bernstein – trumpet, conducting, horn arrangement
  • Ozan Cakar – French horn
  • John Chudoba – trumpet
  • Barry Danielian – trumpet
  • Dominic Derasse – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Dave Trigg – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Florian Dorpholz – trumpet
  • Raphael Mentzen – trumpet
  • Pirmin Grehl – flute
  • Paul Shapiro – tenor saxophone 
  • Briggan Krauss – baritone saxophone 
  • Dan Levine – trombone
  • Louis Schwadron – French horn
  • Siân Phillips – spoken word
  • Anna Prohaska – vocals
  • Lucy Roche – backing vocals
  • Teddy Thompson – backing vocals
  • Martha Wainwright – backing vocals
  • Lygia Forrest – backing vocals
  • Jenni Muldaur – backing vocals
  • Sharon Jones – backing vocals
  • Marius de Vries – programming, conducting, breathing
  • Jason Boshoff – programming
  • Tom Stephan – additional programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Rufus Wainwright.

  1. Do I Disappoint You
  2. Going to a Town
  3. Tiergarten
  4. Nobody’s Off the Hook
  5. Between My Legs
  6. Rules and Regulations
  7. Not Ready to Love
  8. Slideshadow
  9. Tulsa
  10. Leaving for Paris N° 2
  11. Sanssouci
  12. Release the Stars

On April 2, 2012.

On April 2, 2012, “Nul” label released “Rant” the fifth Futureheads studio album. It was recorded in 2011, at “First Avenue” and was produced by Dave Curle.

Personnel:

  • Ross Millard – vocals, arranger
  • Dave Hyde – vocals, arranger
  • Barry Hyde – vocals, arranger
  • David “Jaff” Craig – vocals, arranger
  • Dave Curle – recording engineer
  • Nigel Walton – mastering
  • Stuart Hardie – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by The Futureheads, except where noted.

  1. Meantime
  2. Meet Me Halfway – Allan Pineda, Brian Chase, Jaime Gomez, Jean Baptiste, Karen Orzolek, Keith Harris, Nicholas Zinner, Priese Prince Lamont Board, Stacy Ferguson, Sylvia Gordon, William Adams
  3. Robot
  4. Beeswing – Richard Thompson
  5. Thursday
  6. Sumer Is Icumen In – traditional
  7. The Keeper – traditional
  8. The No. 1 Song in Heaven – Giorgio Moroder, Ron Mael, Russell Mael
  9. The Old Dun Cow – traditional
  10. Acapella – David Guetta, Frédéric Riesterer, Jean Baptiste , Kelis Rogers, Makeba
  11. Man Ray (includes the track Hanging Johnny)

On September 13, 2010.

On September 13, 2010, “Decca” label released “Band of Joy”, the ninth Robert Plant studio album. It was recorded in 2010 and was produced by Robert Plant and Buddy Miller.

Personnel:

  • Robert Plant– lead and backing vocals
  • Bekka Bramlett– backing vocals
  • Marco Giovino– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Patty Griffin– vocals, backing vocals
  • Byron House – bass guitar
  • Buddy Miller– electric guitar, baritone guitar, 6-string bass guitar, mandoguitar, backing vocals
  • Darrell Scott– acoustic guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin, banjos, accordion, pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar, backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Angel Dance – David Hidalgo, Louie Perez
  2. House of Cards – Richard Thompson
  3. Central Two-O-Nine – Robert Plant, Buddy Miller, Jason Friedman
  4. Silver Rider – Zachary Micheletti, Mimi Parker, Alan Sparhawk
  5. You Can’t Buy My Love – Billy Babineaux, Bobby Babineaux
  6. Falling in Love Again – Dillard Crume, Andrew Kelly
  7. The Only Sound That Matters – Gregory Vanderpool
  8. Monkey – Zachary Micheletti, Mimi Parker, Alan Sparhawk
  9. Cindy, I’ll Marry You Someday – traditional, arranged by Robert Plant, Buddy Miller
  10. Harm’s Swift Way – Townes Van Zandt
  11. Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down – traditional, arranged by Robert Plant, Buddy Miller
  12. Even This Shall Pass Away – Theodore Tilton, traditional, arranged by Robert Plant, Buddy Mille