On May 20, 2008, “ANTI” label released “Arm’s Way”, the second Islands studio album. It was recorded in 2008, at “Mixart Studios”, “Bear Creek Studios”, and was produced by Ryan Hadlock, Nick Thorburn, Sebastian Chow, Alex Chow, Patrick Gregorie, Patrice Agbokou and Aaaron Harris.
Nick Thorburn – vocals, guitar, arranger
Patrick Gregorie – guitar, bass clarinet
Sebastian Chow – vocals, piano, violin, oboe, arranger
Alex Chow – violin, viola, synthesizer, percussion, arranger
On October 18, 2004, “Anti” label released “From a Basement on the Hill”, the sixth and final Elliott Smith studio album. It was recorded 2000 – 2003, and was produced by Elliott Smith, Rob Schnapf and Joanna Bolme.
Elliott Smith – various instruments, recording, front cover handwriting
On August 25, 1998, “DreamWorks” label released “XO”, the fourth Elliot Smith studio album. It was recorded 1997 – 1998, at “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Elliott Smith, Rob Schnapf and Tom Rothrock.
Elliott Smith– vocals, guitar, piano, bass guitar, drums, organ, mandolin, electric piano, melodica, percussion, string and horn arrangements, recording
Rob Schnapf– guitar, recording
Paul Pulvirenti – drums
Tom Rothrock– drum programming, recording
Joey Waronker– drums
Jon Brion– vibraphone, Chamberlin
Shelly Berg – string and horn arrangements
Tom Halm – string and horn arrangements
Bruce Eskovitz – bass and baritone saxophone, flute
On July 23, 1996, “Capitol” label released “Static Prevails”, the second Jimmy Eat World studio album. It was recorded 1995 – 1996, and was produced by Mark Trombino, Wes Kidd, Jim Adkins, Tom Linton, Rick Burch and Zach Lind.
Jim Adkins – lead and rhythm guitar, co-lead vocals, additional photography
Tom Linton – rhythm and lead guitar, co-lead vocals
Rick Burch – bass guitar
Zach Lind – drums, accordion, concertina
Sarah Pont – violin
Wes Kidd– acoustic guitar
Eric Richter– additional vocals
Craig Aaronson – executive producer
Billy Bowers – engineering assistant
Peter Doell – engineering assistant
Paul Drake – cover, band photography
Larry Elyea – pre-production engineering
Steve Genewick – engineering assistant
Cappy Japngie – engineering assistant
Stephen Marcussen– mastering
Andy Mueller – additional photography
Tom Rothrock, Rob Schnapf – engineering, mixing
Jeff Sheehan, Billy Smith – engineering assistant
Mark Trombino– Moog, engineering, mixing
All tracks by Jim Adkins, Tom Linton, Rick Burch and Zach Lind.
On July 12, 2008, “Ivy League” label released “Melodia”, the fourth Vines studio album. It was recorded November 2007 – March 2008, at “Sunset Sound” in Hollywood, “Kingsize Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Rob Schnapf.
Craig Nicholls – vocals, guitars, album cover
Ryan Griffiths – guitars, backing vocals
Hamish Rosser – drums, percussion
Brad Heald – bass, backing vocals
Rob Schnapf – mixing, 12 string guitar, acoustic guitar
On June 2, 2007, “Universal Music” label released “Dream Days at the Hotel Existence”, the sixth Powderfinger studio album. It was recorded January-April 2007, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Rob Schnapf. The album cover created by Aaron Hayward and David Homer (of Debaser, a New South Wales-based design agency) received the the 2007 ARIA Award for “Best Cover Art”.
Bernard Fanning– guitar and vocals
John Collins– bass guitar
Ian Haug– guitars
Darren Middleton– guitars and backing vocals
Jon Coghill– drums
Cody Anderson – backup drummer
Benmont Tench– piano and keyboards
Doug Boehm– engineer
All tracks by Bernard Fanning, John Collins, Ian Haug, Darren Middleton, Jon Coghill and Cody Anderson.
Head Up in the Clouds
I Don’t Remember
Lost and Running
Wishing on the Same Moon
Who Really Cares (Featuring the Sound of Insanity)
On June 18, 1996, “DGC” label released “Odelay”, the second Beck official studio album. It was recorded 1994 – 1996, and was produced by Beck Hansen, The Dust Brothers,Mario Caldato, Jr, Brian Paulson,Tom Rothrock and Rob Schnapf. In 1997 “Odelay” won “Grammy Award” for “Best Alternative Music Album” and “Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” for the song “Where It’s At”. “Rolling Stone” magazine voted “Odelay” “Album of the Year”, “Best Album of the Year” in The Village Voice Pazz & Jop” critics poll, and album of the year in “NME” annual critics poll. In 2003,”Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 306 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. “Odelay” was certified Platinum in UK by the “BPI”, 2 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”. The album cover is a photograph of a Komondor, Hungarian breed of dog.
Beck Hansen– acoustic guitar, slide guitar, electric guitar, vocals, harmonicas, bass, drums, percussion, analog keyboards, electric piano, clavinet, organ, celesta, mixing, art direction, design
Mike Millius– scream
Joey Waronker– drums, percussion
Mike Boito– organ, trumpet
David Brown – saxophone
Greg Leisz– pedal steel guitar
Charlie Haden– bass
Jon Spencer– keychain
Dust Brothers– mixing
Brian Paulson,Mario Caldato, Jr. – mixing
Tom Rothrock,Rob Schnapf – mixing
Jon Spencer – mixing
Bob Ludwig– mastering
Shauna O’Brien– coordination, production coordination
Mark Kates -A&R
Robert Fisher– art direction, design
Al Hansen,Manuel Ocampo, Zarim Osborn – collage images
Manuel Ocampo – inlay painting
Bob Ludwig – cover photography
Nitin Vadukul– photography of Beck
All tracks by Beck, John King and Michael Simpson, except where noted.
On April 18, 2000, “DreamWorks” label released “Figure 8”, the fifth Elliott Smith studio album. It was recorded 1999 – 2000, at “Sunset Sound”, “Capitol Studios”, “Sonora Studios” and “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Elliott Smith, Tom Rothrock and Rob Schnapf. This is the final album Smith completed before his death.