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On September 15, 2008.

On September 15, 2008, “Reprise” label released “Gift of Screws”, the fifth Lindsey Buckingham album. It was recorded 1995 – 2008 and was produced by Lindsey Buckingham, and Rob Cavallo.

Personnel:

  • Lindsey Buckingham – acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, bass, percussion, drums, programming, mixing
  • John McVie– bass
  • John Pierce – bass
  • Mick Fleetwood– drums, percussion
  • Walfredo Reyes – drums
  • Ken Allardyce – engineer
  • Mark Needham – engineer, mixing
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Jeri Heiden – art direction, design
  • Smog Design – design
  • Nick Steinhardt – design
  • Kristen Buckingham – photography
  • Jeff Gros – additional photography

 Track listing:

All tracks by Lindsey Buckingham except where noted.

  1. Great Day – Lindsay Buckingham, Will Buckingham
  2. Time Precious Time
  3. Did You Miss Me – Lindsay Buckingham, Kristen Buckingham
  4. Wait for You
  5. Love Runs Deeper – Lindsey Buckingham, Kristen Buckingham
  6. Bel Air Rain
  7. The Right Place to Fade
  8. Gift of Screws
  9. Underground
  10. Treason

 

On January 14, 2011.

On January 14, 2011, “Capitol” label released “The King Is Dead”, the sixth  Decemberists album. It was recorded in 2010, at “Pendarvis Farm” in Portland, Oregon, and was produced by Tucker Martine.

Personnel:

  • Colin Meloy– vocals, acoustic , 12-string,  baritone and tenor guitar, harmonica, pump organ, percussion
  • Chris Funk– pedal steel, electric guitar,  banjo, bouzouki
  • Jenny Conlee–   piano,  organ,  accordion, Wurlitzer
  • Nate Query– bass guitar, cello
  • John Moen– drums, tambourine, shaker, percussion, backing vocals
  • Peter Buck– mandolin, 12-string electric, electric and baritone guitar
  • David Rawlings– backing vocals
  • Gillian Welch– backing vocals
  • Laura Veirs– backing vocals
  • Annalisa Tornfelt – violin
  • Tucker Martine– tambourine, recording, mixing
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Rich Hipp, Clinton Welander – assistant engineer
  • Jeri Heiden for SMOG Design, Inc. – design
  • Carson Ellis – illustration, lettering
  • Autumn de Wilde – photography

Track listing:

All songs by Colin Meloy.

  1. Don’t Carry it All
  2. Calamity Song
  3. Rise to Me
  4. Rox in the Box
  5. January Hymn
  6. Down by the Water
  7. All Arise!
  8. June Hymn
  9. This is the Way We Fight
  10. Dear Avery

On February 7, 2012.

On February 7, 2012, “Interscope” label released “A Different Kind of Truth”, the twelfth Van Halen studio album. It was recorded November 2010, August 2011 and January 2012, at “Henson Recording Studios” and “5150 Studios”, and was produced by David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen and John Shanks.

Personnel:

  • David Lee Roth– lead vocals, synthesizer, acoustic guitar, mixing
  • Alex Van Halen– drums, mixing
  • Eddie Van Halen– guitar, backing vocals, mixing
  • Wolfgang Van Halen– bass, backing vocals, mixing
  • Ross Hogarth – mixing
  • Martin Cooke – engineer
  • Dan Chase – digital editing
  • Paul David Hager, Peter Stanislaus – assistant engineer
  • Bernie Grundman– mastering
  • Smog Design – album cover
  • George Hernandez – Inner sleeve design
  • Robert Y. Richie Collection – cover image courtesy
  • DeGolyer Library, SMU – cover image courtesy

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Halen and David Lee Roth.

  1. Tattoo
  2. She’s the Woman
  3. You and Your Blues
  4. China Town
  5. Blood and Fire
  6. Bullethead
  7. As Is
  8. Honeybabysweetiedoll
  9. The Trouble with Never
  10. Outta Space
  11. Stay Frosty
  12. Big River
  13. Beats Workin’

On January 20, 2015.

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On January 20, 2015, “Capitol” label released “What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World”, the seventh Decemberists studio album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by Tucker Martine.

Personnel:

  • Colin Meloy- lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars,  bouzouki,  harmonica, backing vocals
  • Chris Funk- acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, bouzouki, mandolin
  • Jenny Conlee- piano, Hammond organ, vibraphone, accordion, keyboards
  • Nate Query- bass, upright bass
  • John Moen- drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Rachel Flotard – background vocals
  • Kelly Hogan– background vocals
  • Laura Veirs– background vocals
  • Ragen Fykes – background vocals
  • Moorea Masa – background vocals
  • “The Singer Addresses His Audience” Choir: Kyleen King, Laura Veirs, Allison Hall, Bridgit Jacobson,Carson Ellis, Michael Finn, Jeremy Swatzky, Shelley Short, Steven Watkins, Ritchie Young, Moorea Masa
  • The “Anti-Summersong” Narrator Support Gang: Chris Funk, Nate Query, John Moen, Jason Colton,Tucker Martine
  • Rob Moose -violin, fiddle
  • Kyleen King -viola
  • Patti King – violin
  • Anna Fritz -cello
  • Victor Nash -trumpet
  • String arrangementsby Rob Moose
  • Recorded and mixed by Tucker Martine
  • Mastered byStephen Marcussen
  • Assistant engineering by Michael Finn
  • Design by Jeri Heiden and Glen Nakasako for SMOG Design, Inc.
  • Illustrations and lettering byCarson Ellis
  • Photography byAutumn de Wilde

Track listing:

All tracks by Colin Meloy.

  1. The Singer Addresses His Audience
  2. Cavalry Captain
  3. Philomena
  4. Make You Better
  5. Lake Song
  6. Till the Water’s All Long Gone
  7. The Wrong Year
  8. Carolina Low
  9. Better Not Wake the Baby
  10. Anti-Summersong
  11. Easy Come, Easy Go
  12. Mistral
  13. 12/17/12
  14. A Beginning Song