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The The: Dusk

On January 25, 1993, “Sony” label released “Dusk”, the fourth The The studio album. It was recorded in 1992, and was produced by Matt Johnson and Bruce Lampcov.

Personnel:

  • Matt Johnson – lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards
  • Johnny Marr – acoustic and electric guitar, harmonica, backing vocals
  • D. C. Collard – keyboards
  • Danny Thompson – upright bass
  • James Eller – bass guitar
  • David Palmer – drums
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
  • Bruce Smith – drums
  • John Thirkle – trumpet
  • Chris Batchelor – trumpet
  • Guy Barker – trumpet
  • David Lawrence – flugelhorn
  • Ashley Slater – trombone
  • Paul Webb, Zeke Manyika – chorus
  • Andy Dog Johnson – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Matt Johnson.

  1. True Happiness This Way Lies
  2. Love Is Stronger than Death
  3. Dogs of Lust
  4. This Is the Night
  5. Slow Emotion Replay
  6. Helpline Operator
  7. Sodium Light Baby
  8. Lung Shadows
  9. Bluer Than Midnight
  10. Lonely Planet

Vampire Weekend: Father of the Bride

On May 3, 2019, “Columbia” label released “Father of the Bride”, the fourth Vampire Weekend studio album. It was recorded January 2016 – August 2018, at “Effie Street” in  Silverlake, California, “Vox” in Hollywood, “Sony” in Akasaka, Minato, Japan, and was produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, Ezra Koenig, BloodPop, DJ Dahi and Rostam Batmanglij.

Personnel:

  • Ezra Koenig – lead vocals, guitars, mixing
  • Rostam Batmanglij – 12-string acoustic guitar
  • Tommy King – piano
  • Buddy Ross – synthesizers, Wurlitzer, piano, strings, backing vocals 
  • Matt Chamberlain – drums
  • Greg Leisz – electric and pedal steel guitar
  • David Longstreth – guitar, backing vocals
  • Jake Longstreth – guitar
  • John Nixon – guitar
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – guitar
  •  Steve Lacy – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Sam Gendel – saxophone
  • Serena McKinney – violins 
  • Danielle Haim – lead and backing vocals
  • Jude Law – lead vocals
  • Jenny Lewis – vocal sample
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – engineer, mixing
  • Buddy Ross – engineer, mixing
  • Shawn Everett – engineer, mixing
  • Rostam Batmanglij – engineer, mixing
  • Dalton Ricks – engineer
  • Nick Rowe – engineer
  • Chris Kasych – engineer
  • John DeBold – engineer
  • Hiroya Takayama – engineer
  • Takemasa Kosaka – engineer
  • Dave Schiffman – engineer
  • P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel) – engineer
  • Michael Harris – engineer
  • Jude Law – engineer
  • Manny Marroquin – mixing
  • Chris Galland – mixing
  • Robin Florent – mixing assistant
  • Scott Desmarais – mixing assistant
  • Emily Lazar – mastering
  • Chris Allgood – mastering assistant
  • Nick Harwood – art direction
  • Primo Kahn – cover design
  • Public-Library – cover design
  • Brendan Ratzlaff – illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Ezra Koenig, except where noted.

  1. Hold You Now – Ezra Koenig, Hans Zimmer
  2. Harmony Hall
  3. Bambina
  4. This Life – Ezra Koenig, Makonnen Sheran, Mark Ronson
  5. Big Blue
  6. How Long? – Ezra Koenig, William Shelby, Stephen Shockley, Leon F. Silvers III
  7. Unbearably White
  8. Rich Man – Ezra Koenig, S. E. Rogie
  9. Married in a Gold Rush
  10. My Mistake – Ezra Koenig, Ludwig Göransson
  11. Sympathy – Ezra Koenig, Ariel Rechtshaid
  12. Sunflower
  13. Flower Moon – Ezra Koenig, Ariel Rechtshaid
  14. 2021 – Haruomi Hososno, Ezra Koenig
  15. We Belong Together – Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij
  16. Stranger
  17. Spring Snow – Ezra Koenig, BloodPop, Sam Gendel
  18. Jerusalem, New York, Berlin

Lou Ottens

On March 6, 2021, Lodewijk Frederik Ottens aka Lou Ottens, died aged 94. He was inventor and engineer, known as the inventor of the audio cassette tape. Nearly 20 years after Philips introduced cassette tapes, Ottens helped the company to develop compact disc technology and, with Sony, to create audio format that would become the industry standard. In 2016, Ottens appeared in a film, “Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape”. The director, Zack Farmer, likened the creation of the cassette to “trying to paint a masterpiece on a postage stamp”.

Tim Bowness: Flowers at the Scene

On March 1, 2019, “Inside Out Music” and “Sony” labels released “Flowers at the Scene”, the fifth Tim Bowness studio album. It was recorded in 2018, and was produced by Tim Bowness, No-Man (Steven Wilson) and Brian Hulse.

Personnel:

  • Tim Bowness – lead and backing vocals, trumpet loops, artwork
  • Peter Hamill – guitar, backing vocals
  • Brian Hulse – guitar, keyboards, synth, drum programming
  • Andy Partridge – guitar
  • Jim Matheos – guitar
  • David Longdon – flute, melodica, backing vocals
  • David K Jones – bass, double bass
  • Colin Edwin – bass
  • Dylan Howe – drums
  • Charles Grimsdale – drums
  • Tom Atherton – drums
  • Kevin Godley – backing vocals
  • Ian Dixon – trumpet
  • Fran Broady – violin
  • Steven Wilson – mixing
  • Steven Kitch – mastering
  • Jarrod Gosling – painting, artwork
  • Rob Whitrow – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tim Bowness, except where noted.

  1. I Go Deeper
  2. The Train That Pulled Away
  3. Rainmark
  4. Not married Anymore
  5. Flowers at the Scene
  6. It’s the World
  7. Borderline
  8. Ghostlike
  9. The War on Me
  10. Killing to Survive
  11. What Lies here

On April 7, 2003.

On April 7, 2003, “Sony” label released “Frengers” the third Mew album. It was recorded 2002 – 2003, at “Sweet Silence Studios”, “Sun Studio” in Copenhagen, Denmark, “Ridge Farm Studios” in Capel, Surrey, UK, “Third Stone Recording” and “Cello Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Rich Costey.

Personnel:

  • Jonas Bjerre– vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, harmonium, mellotron, synthesizers
  • Bo Madsen– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Johan Wohlert– bass, guitars
  • Silas Utke Graae Jørgensen – drums, percussion
  • Tobias Wilner Bertram – turntables
  • Rich Costey – ride cymbal
  • Klaus Nielsen – piano
  • Bo Rande – trumpet
  • Damon Tutunjian – additional vocals, additional guitars
  • Patrick Warren – piano
  • Nick Watts – piano, synthesizers
  • Flemming Rasmussen, Troels Alsted, Andreas Hviid, Dan Lefler, Darren Mora, Fred Archanbault – additional engineering
  • George Marino- mastering
  • Stefan Ruiz – photography

Track listing:

  1. Am I Wry? No
  2. 156
  3. Snow Brigade
  4. Symmetry
  5. Behind the Drapes
  6. Her Voice Is Beyond Her Years
  7. Eight Flew Over, One Was Destroyed
  8. She Came Home for Christmas
  9. She Spider
  10. Comforting Sounds

 

On January 8, 2017.

On January 8, 2017, “Columbia” and “Sony” labels, released posthumously “No Plan”, EP by David Bowie. It was recorded January – May 2015, and was produced by Tony Visconti and David Bowie.

Personnel:

  • David Bowie– vocals, acoustic and Fender guitars
  • Ben Monder– guitar
  • Jason Lindner– piano, Wurlitzer organ, keyboards
  • Tim Lefebvre– bass
  • Mark Guiliana– drums, percussion
  • Donny McCaslin– saxophone, flute, woodwinds
  • Kevin Killen– engineer
  • Kabir Hermon – engineering assistant
  • Erin Tonkon – engineering assistant
  • Tony Visconti– mixing, engineer
  • Tom Elmhirst– final master mix
  • Joe Visciano– final master mix assistant
  • Joe LaPorta– mastering
  • Barnbrook– design
  • DSS – front cover star image
  • Jimmy King – David Bowie image

Track listing:

All tracks by David Bowie.

  1. Lazarus
  2. No Plan
  3. Killing a Little Time
  4. When I Met You

On January 21, 1979.

On January 21, 1979, “CBS / Sony” label released (only in Japan) “Directstep” the twenty-fourth Herbie Hancock studio album. It was recorded October 17 – 18, 1978, and was produced by David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Hancock– vocals, Fender Rhodes,  clavinet,  Oberheim,  Prophet, Yamaha CS-80, Minimoog  synthesizers, Sennheiser vocoder
  • Webster Lewis- Hammond B-3 organ; Prophet, Yamaha CS-40, ARP String Ensemble and Minimoog synthesizers; Fender Rhodes, backing vocals
  • Bennie Maupin- soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone,  lyricon
  • Ray Obiedo- electric guitar
  • Paul Jackson- electric bass
  • Alphonse Mouzon– drums
  • Bill Summers- percussion

Track listing:

  1. Butterfly – Herbie Hancock, Bennie Maupin
  2. Shiftless Shuffle – Herbie Hancock, Paul Jackson, Harvey Mason, Bill Summers
  3. I Thought It Was You – Jeffrey Cohen, Herbie Hancock, Melvin Ragin

On December 11, 1994.

On December 11, 1994, “Sony” label released “Antônio Brasileiro”, the fifteenth Antônio Carlos Jobim album. It was recorded September 1993 – January 1994, and was produced by Paulo Jobim and Daniel Jobim. It was the first album released after his death in 1994.

Personnel:

  • Antônio Carlos Jobim – vocals, piano
  • Daniel Jobim – keyboards, mixing
  • Paulo Jobim – viola, mixing
  • Pedro Sá – guitar
  • Paulinho Braga – drums, percussion, tambourine
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Tião Neto – bass
  • Jaques Morelenbaum – cello
  • Jorge Ranevsky – cello
  • Duduka Da Fonseca – percussion, tambourine
  • Danilo Caymmi – vocals, flute
  • Paulo Guimarães – flute
  • Sting- vocal
  • Maria Luiza Jobim – vocal
  • Dorival Caymmi- vocal
  • Maucha Adnet– vocal
  • Simone Caymmi – vocal
  • Elizabeth Jobim – vocal
  • Paula Morelenbaum – vocal
  • Antonio José Augusto – horn, trumpet
  • Márcio Montarroyos – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Raul de Souza – trombone
  • Bernardo Bessler, Michel Bessler, Joao Daltro de Almeida, Aizik Geller, Walter Hack, Pascoal Perrotta, Alfredo Vidal – violin
  • Luiz Guilherme d’Orey, Marcos Sabóia – engineer, mixing
  • Jorge “Gordo” Guimaraes, Guilherme Reis, Sérgio Rocha, Chris Tergesen – engineer
  • Geraldo Tavares – mixing
  • Ana Lontra Jobim – art direction, photography

Track listing:

  1. Só Danço Samba – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes
  2. Piano Na Mangueira – Chico Buarque, Antônio Carlos Jobim
  3. How Insensitive – Norman Gimbel, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes
  4. Querida – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  5. Surfboard – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  6. Samba de Maria Luiza – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  7. Forever Green – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Paulo Jobim
  8. Maracangalha – Dorival Caymmi
  9. Maricotinha – Dorival Caymmi
  10. Pato Preto – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  11. Meu Amigo Radamés – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  12. Blue Train (Trem Azul) – Ronaldo Bastos, Lô Borges, Antônio Carlos Jobim
  13. Radamés Y Pelé – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  14. Chora Coração – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes
  15. Trem de Ferro – Manuel Bandeira, Antônio Carlos Jobim

On June 5, 2006.

On June 5, 2006, “Sony” label released “Riot City Blues”, the eighth Primal Scream studio album. It was recorded in 2005, and was produced by Youth.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Gillespie– vocals
  • Andrew Innes– guitars, mandolins, banjo, Moog synthesizer
  • Martin Duffy– piano, organ, harmonium, harmonica
  • Robert Young– guitars, harmonica
  • Gary ‘Mani’ Mounfield– bass guitar
  • Darrin Mooney– drums, percussion
  • Alison Mosshart– additional vocals
  • Will Sergeant– guitar
  • Chris Allen– hurdy-gurdy
  • Warren Ellis– violin
  • Juliet Roberts, Sharlene Hector, Sylvia Mason-James, John Gibbons – backing vocals
  • Richard Beale – French horn

Track listing:

  1. Country Girl
  2. Nitty Gritty
  3. Suicide Sally & Johnny Guitar
  4. When the Bomb Drop
  5. Little Death
  6. The 99th Floor
  7. We’re Gonna Boogie
  8. Dolls (Sweet Rock and Roll)
  9. Hell’s Comin’ Down
  10. Sometimes I Feel So Lonely

 

On January 8, 2016.

blackstar

On January 8, 2016, “ISO”, “RCA”, “Columbia”, and “Sony” labels released “Black Star”, the twenty-fifth and final David Bowie studio album. It was recorded in 2015, at “The Magic Shop” and “Human Worldwide Studios”, in New York City, and was produced by David Bowie and Tony Visconti.  The album was voted Best album of 2016, in the annual choices by many medias including The A.V. Club, Mojo, Newsweek, Paste, Q, Rolling Stone (Readers Poll), Uncut and The Wire Magazine. “Black Star” became Bowie’s only album to top the “Billboard 200” in the United States, and it remained at the number one position in the UK charts for three weeks. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; in Austria by “IFPI”; in Belgium by “BEA”; in Canada by “Music Canada”; in France by “SNEP”; in Italy by “FIMI”, and in UK by “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • David Bowie– vocals, acoustic guitar,  mixing,  string  arrangements, “Fender Guitar”, harmonica
  • Donny McCaslin– flute, saxophone, woodwinds
  • Ben Monder– guitar
  • Jason Lindner– piano, organ, keyboards
  • Tim Lefebvre– bass
  • Mark Guiliana– drums, percussion
  • James Murphy– percussion
  • Kevin Killen– engineer
  • Erin Tonkon – assistant engineer, backing vocals
  • Joe Visciano – mixing assistant
  • Kabir Hermon – assistant engineer
  • Joe LaPorta– mastering engineer
  • Tom Elmhirst– mixing engineer
  • Tony Visconti– strings, engineer, mixing engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by David Bowie, except where noted.

  1. Blackstar
  2. Tis a Pity She Was a Whore
  3. Lazarus
  4. Sue (Or in a Season of Crime) – David Bowie, Maria Schneider, Paul Bateman, Bob Bharma
  5. Girl Loves Me
  6. Dollar Days
  7. I Can’t Give Everything Away