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On June 19, 2006.

On June 19, 2006, “Parlaphone” label released “Victory for the Comic Muse”, the ninth Divine Comedy (The) studio album. It was recorded in December 2005, and was produced by Neil Hannon.

Personnel:

  • Neil Hannon – vocals, keyboards, acoustic and electric guitar, banjo
  • Ian Watson – accordion
  • Andrew Skeet – piano, harpsichord
  • John Evans – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Dougie Payne – electric bass
  • Simon Little – electric bass, double bass
  • Tim Weller – drums
  • Rob Farrer – percussion
  • Charlotte Glasson – baritone and tenor saxophone
  • Chris Richards – clarinet
  • Eliza Marshall – flute
  • Matthew Gunner – French horn
  • Ilid Jones – oboe, cor anglais
  • Mike Kearsey – trombone
  • Daniel Newell – trumpet
  • Alison Dods – violin
  • Andrew Haveron – violin
  • Anna Kirkpatrick – violin
  • Calina De La Mare – violin
  • Gillon Cameron – violin
  • Lucy Wilkins – violin
  • Rick Koster – violin
  • Ruth Rogers – violin
  • Sonia Slany – violin
  • John Metcalfe – viola
  • Reiad Chibah – viola
  • Chris Worsey – cello
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Camilla Pay – harp
  • Celine Saout – harp

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Hannon except where noted.

  1. To Die a Virgin
  2. Mother Dear
  3. Diva Lady
  4. A Lady of a Certain Age
  5. The Light of Day
  6. Threesome
  7. Party Fears Two – Billy Mackenzie, Alan Rankine
  8. Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World
  9. The Plough
  10. Count Grassi’s Passage Over Piedmont
  11. Snowball in Negative

On May 7, 2007.

On May 7, 2007, “Columbia” label released “Send Away the Tigers”, the eighth Manic Street Preachers studio album. It was recorded in 2007, at “Grouse Lodge” in Westmeath, Ireland, “Stir Studios” in Cardiff, Wales, “Strongroom”  in London, England, and was produced by Dave Eringa, Greg Haver and Loz Williams.

Personnel:

  • James Dean Bradfield – lead and backing vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Nicky Wire – bass, occasional vocals
  • Sean Moore – drums, percussion
  • Nina Persson – second lead vocals
  • Sean Read – keyboards
  • Sally Herbert – violin, string arrangement
  • Andrew Waters – first violin, string arrangements
  • Sonia Slany – violin
  • Lucy Morgan – viola
  • Howard Scott – violin
  • Morgan Goff – viola
  • Ian Burdge – cello

Track listing:

All lyrics by Nicky Wire; all music by James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore.

  1. Send Away the Tigers
  2. Underdogs
  3. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
  4. Indian Summer
  5. The Second Great Depression
  6. Rendition
  7. Autumnsong
  8. I’m Just a Patsy
  9. Imperial Bodybags
  10. Winterlovers (includes hidden track Working Class Hero by John Lennon)

On November 7, 1988.

On November 7, 1988, “4AD” label released “Bird Wood Cage”, the third Wolfgang Press studio album. It was recorded in 1988, at “The Townhouse”, and was produced by Flood.

Personnel:

  • Michael Allen – vocals, bass
  • Mark Cox – keyboards
  • Andrew Gray – guitar, photography
  • Peter Ulrich – percussion
  • Gini Ball – violin
  • Sonia Slany – violin
  • Chris Pitsillides – viola
  • Audrey Riley – cello
  • Ruby James – background vocals
  • Lorna Wright – background vocals
  • Steven Young – drum programming
  • Lincoln Fong – engineer
  • Hugo Nicholson – engineer
  • Michael Butterworth – assistant engineer
  • Kevin Metcalfe – mastering
  • Chris Bigg – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Allen, Mark Cox, and Andrew Gray.

  1. King of Soul
  2. Raintime
  3. Bottom Drawer
  4. Kansas
  5. Swing Like a Baby
  6. See My Wife
  7. The Holy Man
  8. Hang on Me (For Papa)
  9. Shut That Door

From the Big Sex EP.:

  1. The Wedding
  2. The Great Leveler
  3. That Heat
  4. God’s Number

On August 25, 1997.

On August 25, 1997, “Creation Records” label released “Radiator”, the second Super Furry Animals studio album. It was recorded in 1997 and was produced by Gorwel Owen, Gruff Rhys, Huw Bunford, Cian Ciaran, Guto Pryce, and Dafydd Ieuan.

Personnel:

  • Gruff Rhys– vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, Moog, claps
  • Huw Bunford– electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Cian Ciaran– electronics, Rhodes piano, piano, claps, backing vocals
  • Guto Pryce– bass, sub-bass, claps
  • Dafydd Ieuan– drums, percussion, piano, backing vocals
  • Les Morrison – banjo
  • Gorwel Owen– E-Bow, samples, electric harpsichord, backward Rhodes
  • Martin Smith – trumpet
  • Simon James – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Andrew Frizzell – trombone, alto saxophone
  • The Electra Strings:
  • Sonia Slany – violin
  • Jules Singleton – violin
  • Clair Arster – viola
  • Dinah Beamish – cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Gruff Rhys, Huw Bunford, Cian Ciaran, Guto Pryce, and Dafydd Ieuan.

  1. Furryvision
  2. The Placid Casual
  3. The International Language of Screaming
  4. Demons
  5. Short Painkiller
  6. She’s Got Spies
  7. Play It Cool
  8. Hermann ♥’s Pauline
  9. Chupacabras
  10. Torra Fy Ngwallt Yn Hir
  11. Bass Turned to D.E.A.D.
  12. Down a Different River
  13. Downlod
  14. Mountain Peole

On February 19, 2002.

On February 19, 2002, “EMI” label released “As If to Nothing”, the second Craig Armstrong album. It was recorded in 2001, and was produced by Craig Armstrong.

Personnel:

  • Craig Armstrong – guitar, keyboards, piano, programming, orchestral arrangements, arranger
  • Bono – vocal
  • Catherine Bott – soprano vocal
  • Evan Dando – vocal
  • Antye Greie-Fuchs – vocal
  • David McAlmont – vocal
  • Swati Natekar – vocal
  • Wendy Stubbs – vocal
  • Mogwai – featured artist
  • Ali MacLeod – guitar
  • John Parricelli – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Simon Chamberlain – piano
  • Photek – keyboards, programming, mixing
  • Jake Davies – keyboards, programming
  • Stephen Hilton – keyboards, arranger, programming
  • Richard Norris – keyboards, programming, engineer
  • Simon Benson – bass
  • Paul Morgan – bass
  • Mary Scully – bass
  • Chris Laurence – bass
  • Paddy Lannigan – bass
  • Leon Bosch – bass
  • Mike Brittain – bass
  • Hanif Khan – tabla
  • John Anderson Concert Orchestra – oboe
  • Gavyn Wright – orchestra leader
  • Rachel Allen – violin
  • Mark Berrow – violin
  • Dermot Crehan – violin
  • Sonia Slany – violin
  • Benedict Cruft – violin
  • Michael McMenemy – violin
  • Alison Kelly – violin
  • Eddie Roberts – violin
  • Rita Manning – violin
  • Rebecca Hirsch – violin
  • Simon Fischer – violin
  • Antonia Fuchs – violin
  • Peter G. Hanson – violin
  • Jonathan Evans-Jones – violin
  • Iain King – violin
  • Patrick Kiernan – violin
  • Katherine Shave – violin
  • Julian Leaper – violin
  • David Woodcock – violin
  • Douglas Mackie – violin
  • Jackie Shave – violin
  • Pauline Lowbury – violin
  • Perry Mason – violin
  • Warren Zielinski – violin
  • Cathy Thompson – violin
  • James McLeod – violin
  • Maciej Rakowski – violin
  • Boguslav Kostecki – violin
  • Bill Benham – viola
  • Laurence Power – viola
  • Kate Musker – viola
  • Bruce White – viola
  • Robert Smissen – viola
  • Timothy Grant – viola
  • Katie Wilkinson Khoroshunin – viola
  • Peter Lale – viola
  • Donald McVay – viola
  • Gustav Clarkson – viola
  • Ben Chappell – cello
  • Anthony Pleeth – cello
  • David Daniels – cello
  • Tony Lewis – cello
  • Frank Schaefer – cello
  • Paul Kegg – cello
  • Naomi Wright – cello
  • Martin Loveday – cello
  • Sophie Harris – cello
  • Fiona Hibbert – harp
  • Andy Findon – flute
  • Nina Robertson – flute
  • Paul Archibald – trumpet
  • Andrew Crowley – trumpet
  • Lindsay Shilling – trombone
  • Richard Bissill – horn
  • Paul Gardham – horn
  • Jenny O’Grady – choir, choir coordinator
  • Cecilia Weston – conductor
  • Paul Badley – choir
  • Claire Henry – choir
  • Androcew Gray – choir
  • Michael Pearn – choir
  • David Porter Thomas – choir
  • Michael Clarke – choir
  • John Bowley – choir
  • Sarah Leonard – choir
  • Tom Pearce – choir
  • Helen Parker – choir
  • Mary Carewe – choir
  • Rosalind Waters – choir
  • Simon Preece – choir
  • Michael Dorf – choir
  • Simon Grant – choir
  • Andrew Gray – choir
  • Susan Flannery – choir
  • Steven Lindsay – background vocals
  • David Donaldson – programming, engineer, mixing
  • Geoff Allan – engineer
  • Andy Bradfield – mixing
  • Rick Guest – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Craig Armstrong, except where noted.

  1. Ruthless Gravity
  2. Wake Up in New York – Craig Armstrong, Evan Dando
  3. Miracle
  4. Amber
  5. Finding Beauty
  6. Waltz – Craig Armstrong, Antye Greie – Fuchs
  7. Inhaler
  8. Hymn 2
  9. Snow
  10. Starless II with a sample from “Starless” (King Crimson- Red) – Craig Armstrong, Bill Bruford, David Cross, Robert Fripp, Richard Palmer-James, John Wetton
  11. Stay (Faraway, So Close!) – Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.
  12. Niente
  13. Sea Song
  14. Let It Be Love
  15. Choral Ending

 

On July 23, 2001.

On July 23, 2001, “Epic” label released “Rings Around the World”, the fifth Super Furry Animals studio album. It was recorded April – September 2000, at “Monnow Valley Studios” in Rockfield, Monmouthshire, and “Bearsville Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Chris Shaw, Gruff Rhys, Huw Bunford, Guto Pryce, Cian Ciaran and Dafydd Leuan. “Mojo” magazine voted “Rings Around the World” album of year 2001.

Personnel:

  • Gruff Rhys– lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Huw Bunford– lead guitar, backing vocals, pedal steel
  • Guto Pryce– bass guitar
  • Cian Ciaran– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Dafydd Leuan – drums, backing vocals
  • Howard Gott, Harriet Harris, Sally Herbert, Steven Hussey, Jackie Norrie – violin
  • Sonia Slany, Lucy Theo, Brian Wright – violin
  • Nick Barr, Sophia Sirota, Clare Smith – viola
  • Nick Cooper, Sophie Harris – cello
  • Matt Sibley – saxophone
  • Gary Alesbrook – trumpet
  • Tony Robinson – trumpet, flugel horn, trombone
  • Beti Rhys – harp
  • John Telfer – flute
  • John Cale– piano
  • Osian Gwynedd – piano
  • Kris Jenkins – percussion
  • Anna Smith – backing vocals
  • Paul McCartney– carrot and celery 

    Track listing:

    All tracks by Chris Shaw, Gruff Rhys, Huw Bunford, Guto Pryce, Cian Ciaran and Dafydd Leuan, except where noted.

    1. Alternate Route to Vulcan Street
    2. Sidewalk Serfer Girl
    3. (Drawing) Rings Around the World
    4. It’s Not the End of the World?
    5. Receptacle for the Respectable
    6. (A) Touch Sensitive – contains a sample of “Ann” by Dave Alexander
    7. Shoot Doris Day
    8. Miniature
    9. No Sympathy
    10. Juxtapozed with U
    11. Presidential Suite
    12. Run! Christian, Run!
    13. Fragile Happiness

On July 29, 1997.

Northern fan club

On July 29, 1997, “Creation” label released “Songs from Northern Britain”, the sixth Teenage Fanclub studio album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Rich Farm Studios, in Surrey; “Air Studios”; “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by David Bianco and Teenage Fanclub.

Personnel:

  • Norman Blake- vocals, guitar
  • Gerard Love- vocals, bass
  • Raymond McGinley- vocals, guitar
  • Paul Quinn- drums
  • George Borowski- backing vocals, guitar
  • David Bianco- piano
  • Sonia Slany – strings
  • Jocelyn Pook- strings
  • Ann Morfee – strings
  • Dinah Beamish – strings
  • Susan Bell – strings
  • Claire Orsler – strings
  • Sara Herbert – strings
  • Jules Singleton – strings
  • Neil Sidwell – brass
  • Steve Sidwell – brass
  • Jamie Talbot – brass
  • Dave Bishop – brass

Track listing:

  1. Start Again – Norman Blake
  2. Ain’t That Enough – Gerard Love
  3. Can’t Feel My Soul – Raymond McGinley
  4. I Don’t Want to Control You – Norman Blake
  5. Planets – Norman Blake, MacDonald
  6. It’s a Bad World – Raymond McGinley
  7. Take the Long Way Round – Gerard Love
  8. Winter – Norman Blake
  9. I Don’t Care – Raymond McGinley
  10. Mount Everest – Gerard Love
  11. Your Love Is the Place Where I Come From – Raymond McGinley
  12. Speed of Light – Gerard Love

On February 27, 1996.

Pogue_Mahone

On February 27, 1996, “WEA” label released “Pogue Mahone”, the seventh and last studio album by The Pogues. It was recorded in 1995, and was produced by Steve Brown and Stephen Hague.

Personnel:

  • Spider Stacy- vocals
  • Jem Finer- banjo, guitar, hurdygurdy, translation
  • Andrew Ranken- drums, vocals
  • Darryl Hunt- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • James McNally- accordion, whistle, low whistle, Uillean Pipes
  • David Coulter – mandolin, ukulele, djembe, shaker, tambourine
  • Jamie Clarke – guitar
  • Stephen Warbeck- mandolin, piano, accordion
  • Jon Sevink – fiddle
  • Caroline Lavelle- cello
  • Jocelyn Pook- viola
  • Jules Singleton – violin
  • Sonia Slany – violin
  • Anne Wood – violin
  • Debsey Wykes – backing vocals
  • Steve Brown – backing vocals
  • Stephen Hague- backing vocals
  • Darryl Hunt- cover design, cover art
  • Claudia Pöschl – cover design, cover art
  • Steve Pyke- photography, portraits

Track listing:

  1. How Come – Ronnie Lane, Kevin Westlake
  2. Living in a World Without Her -Darryl Hunt, James McNally
  3. When the Ship Comes In – Bob Dylan
  4. Anniversary – Jem Finer
  5. Amadie – Andrew Ranken
  6. Love You ‘Till the End – Darryl Hunt
  7. Bright Lights – Jem Finer
  8. Oretown – Jem Finer
  9. Pont Mirabeau – Jem Finer
  10. Tosspint – Jem Finer
  11. Four O’Clock in the Morning – Andrew Ranken
  12. Where That Love’s Been Gone – Andrew Ranken, Steven Skull
  13. The Sun and the Moon – James Clarke, Spider Stacy

On February 27, 1995.

To_Bring_You_My_Love

On February 27, 1995, “Island” label released “To Bring You My Love”, the third PJ Harvey studio album. It was recorded September – October 1994, at “Townhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by John Parish and PJ Harvey. “Spin” magazine ranked the album at number 3 in a list of the “Best Albums of the 90s”; in 2003,  “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “To Bring You My Love” at number 435 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”; in 2011 “Slant Magazine”, rated the album as 20th best album of the 90s.

Personnel:

  • PJ Harvey- vocals, guitar, piano, organ, vibraphone, marimba, chimes, percussion, bells
  • John Parish- guitar, organ, drums, percussion
  • Joe Gore – guitar, e-bow
  • Mick Harvey- bass, organ
  • Jean-Marc Butty – drums, percussion
  • Joe Dilworth – drums
  • Pete Thomas- string arrangements
  • Sonia Slany – violin
  • Jocelyn Pook- viola
  • Jules Singleton – viola
  • Sian Bell – cello
  • Martin Callomon – artwork, art direction
  • Valerie Phillips, Kate Garner- photography

Track listing:

All tracks by PJ Harvey.

  1. To Bring You My Love
  2. Meet Ze Monsta
  3. Working for the Man
  4. C’mon Billy
  5. Teclo
  6. Long Snake Moan
  7. Down by the Water
  8. I Think I’m A Mother
  9. Send His Love To Me
  10. The Dancer