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Weezer: OK Human

On January 29, 2021, “Crush Music” and “Atlantic” labels released “OK Human”, the fourteenth Weezer studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2020, and was produced by Jake Sinclair.

Personnel:

  • Rivers Cuomo – lead vocals, piano
  • Brian Bell – piano, acoustic guitar, organ, backing vocals
  • Scott Shriner – bass, backing vocals
  • Patrick Wilson – drums, backing vocals
  • Tara Helen O’Connor – flute, piccolo
  • Keisuke Ikuma – English horn, oboe
  • Pavel Vinnitsky – clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Dan Shelly – bassoon
  • Erik Ralske – French horn
  • Anne Sharer – French horn
  • Tony Kadleck – trumpet
  • Ray Riccomini – trumpet
  • Ryan Keberle – trombone
  • Sasha Romero – trombone
  • Lisa Kim – concert master, violin
  • Peter Bahng – violin
  • Ann Lehmann – violin
  • Matt Lehmann – violin
  • Joanna Maurer – violin
  • Sharon Yamada – violin
  • Jung Sun Yoo – violin
  • Will Frampton – viola
  • Joel Noyes – viola
  • Michael Roth – viola
  • Becky Young – viola
  • Alan Stepansky – cello
  • Rob Mathes – arranger, horn conductor, string conductor, woodwind arrangement
  • Jonathan Allen – engineer
  • Perry Margouleff – engineer
  • Paul Pritchard – engineer
  • Suzy Shinn – engineer, vocal producer
  • Maureen Sickler – engineer
  • William Carroll – engineer
  • Zach Fisher – engineer
  • Brian Fombona – engineer
  • Rachel White – engineer
  • William Wittman – engineer
  • Karl Wingate – assistant engineer
  • Lazaro Zarate – assistant engineer
  • Andy Maxwell – assistant engineer
  • Branko Presley – assistant engineer
  • Lawton Burris – engineer assistant
  • John Sinclair – mixing
  • Pete Lyman – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks are written by Rivers Cuomo, except where noted.

  1. All My Favorite Songs – Rivers Cuomo, Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson, Ilsey Juber
  2. Aloo Gobi
  3. Grapes of Wrath
  4. Numbers
  5. Playing My Piano
  6. Mirror Image
  7. Screens
  8. Bird with a Broken Wind
  9. Dead Roses
  10. Everything Happens for a Reason
  11. Here Comes the Rain
  12. La Brea Tar Pits

Weezer: Same

On January 24, 2019, “Crush Music” and “Atlantic” labels released the self-titled, twelfth Weezer studio album (known as Teal Album). It was recorded in 2018, and was produced by Mark Rankin, Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell and Scott Shriner.

Personnel:

  • Rivers Cuomo – lead and backing vocals, lead guitar, piano, keyboards
  • Brian Bell – lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Scott Shriner – bass, backing vocals
  • Patrick Wilson – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Mark Rankin – engineer, mixing
  • Jason Clark – engineer
  • Suzy Shinn – vocal engineer
  • Eric Boulanger – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Africa – David Paich, Jeff Porcaro
  2. Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley, Chris Hughes
  3. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart
  4. Take on Me – Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket, Pål Waaktaar
  5. Happy Together – Alan Gordon, Garry Bonner
  6. Paranoid – Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osborne, Bill Ward
  7. Mr. Blue Sky – Jeff Lynne
  8. Np Scrubs – Kevin Briggs, Kandi Burruss, Tameka Cottle, Lisa Lopes
  9. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  10. Stand by Me – Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller

Billy Talent: Crisis of Faith

On January 21, 2022, “Spinefarm” label released “Crisis of Faith”, the sixth Billy Talent studio album. It was recorded in 2021, at “Dudebox” and “Revolution Recording” in Toronto, “Ocean Way” in Nashville, and was produced by Ian D’Sa.

Personnel:

  • Ben Kowalewicz – lead vocals
  • Ian D’Sa – guitar, backing vocals
  • Jon Gallant – bass, backing vocals
  • Jordan Hastings – drums, percussion
  • Rivers Cuomo – additional vocals
  • Bruce Mackinnon – alto saxophone
  • Dennis Passley – tenor saxophone
  • Tom Moffet – trumpet
  • Ernesto Barahona – trombone
  • David Campbell – conductor, orchestra arrangementsAlan Umstead, Catherine Umstead, Mary Kathryn VanOsdale, Janet Darnall, Karen Winkelmann, Bruce Wethey, Kimberly Yokoyama, Carrie Bailey – violin
  • Elizabeth Lamb, Bruce Christensen, Clare Yang – viola
  • Anthony LaMarchina, Andrew Dunn, Elizabeth Browne, Alex Krew – cello
  • Craig Nelson, Quentin Flowers – double bass
  • Eric Ratz – engineer
  • Kenny Luong – engineer
  • Chris Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Rich Costey – mixing
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Ryan Quickfall – album artwork
  • Antje Schroeder – art layout, package design

Track listing:

  1. Forgiveness I + II
  2. Reckless Paradise
  3. I Beg to Differ (This Will Get Better)
  4. The Wolf
  5. Reactor
  6. Judged
  7. Hanging Out with All the Wrong People
  8. End of Me
  9. One Less Problem
  10. For You

Weezer: Van Weezer

On May 7, 2021, “Crush Music” and “Atlantic” labels released “Van Weezer”, the fifteenth Weezer studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2020, and was produced by Suzy Shinn.

Personnel:

  • Rivers Cuomo – lead and backing vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Brian Bell – guitars, backing vocals
  • Scott Shriner – bass, backing vocals
  • Patrick Wilson – drums
  • Suzy Shinn – synthesizer, additional guitar, additional vocals, engineer, recording
  • Coast Modern – additional vocals, programming
  • Charlie Brand – additional vocals, engineer
  • Ivan Wayman – engineer 
  • Shawn Everett – engineer 
  • Wesley Sideman – engineer
  • Matty Green – mixing
  • Joe LaPorta – mastering
  • Andreas Kvinge Sandnes – engineer assistant 
  • Jake Sinclair – engineer assistant
  • Sejo Navajas – engineer assistant
  • John Sinclair – engineer assistant
  • Johnny Morgan – engineer assistant
  • Josh Skinner – engineer assistant
  • Lizzy Ostro – engineer assistant
  • Michael Beinhorn – pre-production

Track listing:

  1. Hero – Rivers Cuomo, Daniel Bedingfield, Daniel Omelio, Denzel Baptiste, David Biral, Dave Bassett
  2. All the Good Ones – Rivers Cuomo, Coast Modern
  3. The End of the Game – Rivers Cuomo, Tim Pagnotta
  4. I Need Some of That – Rivers Cuomo, Tim Pagnotta, Josh Alexander, Billy Steinbeerg, Geoffrey Downes, John Wetton, Donald Roeser
  5. Beginning of the End – Billy Joel, Rivers Cuomo
  6. Blue Dream – Rivers Cuomo, Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads, Bob Daisley
  7. 1 More Hit – Rivers Cuomo
  8. Sheila Can Do It – Rivers Cuomo, Kevin Ridel
  9. She Needs Me – Rivers Cuomo
  10. Precious Metal Girl – Rivers Cuomo, Nick Long

On October 27, 2017.

On October 27, 2017, “Atlantic” label released “Pacific Daydream”, the eleventh Weezer studio album. It was recorded 2016 – 2017, at “Ruby Red Productions”, and was produced by Butch Walker and Jonny Coffer.

Personnel:

  • Butch Walker – guitar, synthesizer, percussion, backing vocals, engineer
  • Rivers Cuomo – lead vocals, guitar
  • Brian Bell – guitar
  • Scott Shriner – bass
  • Pat Wilson – drums
  • Todd Stopera – engineer
  • Eric Valentine – mixing, mastering
  • Brendan Walter, Jade Ehlers – art direction, layout
  • Fran Rodriguez, Jade Ehlers, Matt Meiners – design
  • Jeremy Cowart – photography

Track listing:

  1. Mexican Fender – Rivers Cuomo, Tobias Gad
  2. Beach Boys – Rivers Cuomo
  3. Feels Like Summer – Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Morrissey, Johnny Coffer, Dan Dahlquist, Dan Goldberger
  4. Happy Hour – Rivers Cuomo, Chris Sernel, Seann Bowe
  5. Weekend Woman – Rivers Cuomo
  6. QB Blitz – Rivers Cuomo
  7. Sweet Mary – Rivers Cuomo, Josh Alexander
  8. Get Right – Rivers Cuomo, Jonny Coffer, Johnny Mcdaid, Josh Alexander
  9. La Mancha Screwjob – Rivers Cuomo, Josh Alexander
  10. Any Friend of Diane’s – Rivers Cuomo

On September 10, 2010.

On September 10, 2010, “Epitaph” label released “Hurley”, the eighth Weezer studio album. It was recorded in 2010 and was produced by Rivers Cuomo and Shawn Everett.

Personnel:

  • Rivers Cuomo – vocals, guitar
  • Brian Bell – guitar
  • Scott Shriner – bass
  • Patrick Wilson – drums
  • Blake Mills – keyboards
  • Ryan Adams – guitar, bass
  • Chris Pontius, Jimmy Harry – additional guitar
  • Tony Berg – Hurdy Gurdy
  • Travis Harrison – octa bass
  • Greg Vail- flute
  • Cecilia Huerta, Devin Franco, Gabrielle Hamann-Guennette – cello
  • Dan Wilson – backing vocals
  • April Margera, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Ehren McGhehey, Johnny Knoxville, Preston Lacy, Ryan Dunn , Steve-O, Wee-Man – gang vocals
  • Allegra Young, Tyler Fitzmaurice – string arrangements, conductor
  • Johannes Gamble – art direction
  • Shawn Everett – recording
  • John Goodmanson, Marc McClusky, Shawn Everett – mixing
  • Dave Collins – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Memories – Rivers Cuomo
  2. Ruling Me – Rivers Cuomo, Dan Wilson
  3. Trainwrecks – Rivers Cuomo, Desmond Child
  4. Unspoken – Rivers Cuomo
  5. Where’s My Sex? – Rivers Cuomo, Greg Wells
  6. Run Away – Rivers Cuomo, Ryan Adams
  7. Hang On – Rivers Cuomo, Rick Nowels
  8. Smart Girls – Rivers Cuomo, Tony Kanal, Jimmy Harry
  9. Brave New World – Rivers Cuomo, Linda Perry
  10. Time Files – Rivers Cuomo, Mac Davis

On June 3, 2008.

On June 3, 2008, “DGC” and “Interscope” labels released self – titled, sixth Weezer album (also known as “Red Album”). It was recorded 2007 – 2008, at “Shangri La Studios”, “Malibu Performing Arts Center” in Malibu, California, “Threshold Studios” in Santa Monica, California, and was produced by Rick Rubin, Jacknife Lee, Brian Bell, Rivers Cuomo, Scott Shriner and Patrick Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Brian Bell– lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, synthesizer
  • Rivers Cuomo– lead and backing vocals, lead guitar, drums
  • Scott Shriner– lead and backing vocals, bass, keyboards, synthesizer
  • Patrick Wilson– lead and backing vocals, lead guitar, keyboards, drums, percussion
  • Andrew Scheps – engineer
  • Eric J– engineer
  • Dana Nielsen– engineer
  • Rich Costey– mixing
  • Dave Collins– mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Rivers Cuomo, except where noted.

  1. Troublemaker
  2. The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (variations on a Shaker Hymn)
  3. Pork and Beans
  4. Heart Song
  5. Everybody Get Dangerous
  6. Dreamin’
  7. Thought I Knew – Brian Bell
  8. Cold Dark World – Scott Shriner, Rivers Cuomo
  9. Automatic – Patrick Wilson
  10. The Angel and the One

On May 15, 2001.

On May 15, 2001, “Geffen” label released the third, self-titled Weezer studio album. It was recorded December 2000-January 2001, at “Cello Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ric Ocasek The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, 2 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, and Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Rivers Cuomo – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Brian Bell – guitar, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Mikey Welsh – bass, backing vocals
  • Patrick Wilson– drums, percussion
  • Ric Ocasek– backing vocals
  • Karl Koch – backing vocals
  • Ken Allardyce – engineer
  • Femio Hernández – engineer assistant
  • Carlos “Loco” Bedoya – engineer assistant
  • Alan Sanderson – engineer assistant
  • Tom Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Vladimir Meller – mastering
  • Atom Willard– drum technician
  • Chris Bilheimer – art direction
  • Marina Chavez, Karl Koch – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rivers Cuomo.

  1. Don’t Let Go
  2. Photograph
  3. Hash Pipe
  4. Island In the Sun
  5. Crab
  6. Knock-down Drag-out
  7. Smile
  8. Simple Pages
  9. Glorious Day
  10. O Girlfriend

On May 14, 2002.

On May 14, 2002, “Geffen” label released “Maladroit”, the fourth Weezer studio album. It was recorded December 2001-January 2002, at “Cello Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Rivers Cuomo, Pat Wilson, Brian Bell and Scott Shriner.

Personnel:

  • Rivers Cuomo- lead vocals, guitar
  • Brian Bell– guitar, backing vocals
  • Scott Shriner– bass, backing vocals
  • Pat Wilson– drums
  • Pat Wilson– drums
  • Chad Bamford – engineer, additional production
  • Femio Hernández – engineer assistant
  • Darren Mora – engineer assistant
  • Steven P. Robillard – engineer assistant
  • Tom Lord-Alge– mixing
  • Christopher Carroll – additional engineering
  • Carlos “Loco” Bedoya – additional engineering
  • Stephen Marcussen– mastering
  • Rod Cervera – additional production
  • Jordan Schur – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Rivers Cuomo.

  1. American Gigolo
  2. Dope Nose
  3. Keep Fishin’
  4. Take Control
  5. Death and Destruction
  6. Slob
  7. Burndt Jamb
  8. Space Rock
  9. Slave
  10. Fall Together
  11. Possibilities
  12. Love Explosion
  13. December

Weezer: Same (tenth album)

On April 1, 2016, “Crush Music” label released the self-titled , tenth  Weezer studio album (also known as “The White Album”).  It was recorded in 2015, and was produced by Jake Sinclair.

Personnel:

  • Rivers Cuomo— lead vocals, lead guitar, piano, keyboards
  • Brian Bell— rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Scott Shriner— bass, piano, backing vocals
  • Patrick Wilson— drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Christopher Wray — synthesizers
  • Ryan Spraker — piano, additional production
  • Scott Chesak — piano, additional production
  • Alex Goose — organ, additional production
  • Jonny Coffer — organ, additional production
  • Nadya Tolokonnikova — vocals
  • Michael Fitzpatrick — vocals
  • Tanner Sparks– engineer
  • Suzy Shinn – engineer

Track listing:

  1. California Kids – Rivers Cuomo, Dan Wilson
  2. Wind in Our Sail – Rivers Cuomo, Scott Chesak, Ryan Spraker
  3. Thank God for Girls – Rivers Cuomo, Alex Goose, Michael Balzer, Alex Balzer, Bill Petti
  4. (Girl We Got A) Good Thing – Rivers Cuomo
  5. Do You Wanna Get High – Rivers Cuomo
  6. King of the World – Rivers Cuomo, Jarrad Kritzstein
  7. Summer Elaine and Drunk Don – Rivers Cuomo
  8. A. Girlz – Rivers Cuomo, Brian Bell, Luther Russell
  9. Jacked Up – Rivers Cuomo, Jonathan Coffer, Hugh Pescod
  10. Endless Bummer – Rivers Cuomo, Brian Bell, Luther Russell