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Om October 11, 2019.

October 11, 2019, “4AD” label released “Two Hands”, the fourth Big Thief studio album. It was recorded July 2018 – April 2019, at “Sonic Ranch” in Tornillo, Texas, “Sound City” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Andrew Sarlo.


  • Adrianne Lenker – vocals, guitar
  • Buck Meek – vocals, guitar
  • Max Oleartchik – vocals, bass,percussion
  • James Krivchenia – vocals, drums, percussion, mallets, cymbal
  • Andrew Sarlo – mixing, engineering
  • Dom Monks – engineering
  • James Krivchenia – mixing, engineering
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Todd Carder – tape liaison
  • Keith Nelson – tape liaison
  • Sam Griffin Owens – tape liaison
  • Mario Ramirez – assistance
  • Joseph Lorge – assistance
  • Dustin Condren – cover photography
  • Sarah Schiesser – design, layout

Track listing:

All tracks by Adrianne Lenker, except where noted.

  1. Rock and Sing
  2. Forgotten Eyes
  3. The Toy
  4. Two Hands
  5. Those Girls
  6. Shoulders
  7. Not
  8. Wolf
  9. Replaced – Adrianne Lenker, Buck Meek
  10. Cut My Hair

On June 19, 2020.

On June 19, 2020, “Columbia” label released “Rough and Rowdy Ways”, the 39th Bob Dylan studio album. It was recorded January – February 2020, at “Sound City” in Los Angeles, and was produced by


  • Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Charlie Sexton – guitar
  • Bob Britt – guitar
  • Donnie Herron – steel guitar, violin, accordion, mandolin
  • Tony Garnier – bass guitar, acoustic bass
  • Matt Chamberlain – drums
  • Blake Mills – guitar, harmonium
  • Benmont Tench – Hammond organ
  • Alan Pasqua– piano
  • Fiona Apple– piano
  • Chris Shaw – engineering, mixing
  • Joseph Lorge – assistant engineering
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Josh Cheuse – album design
  • Ian Berry – front cover photography
  • Andrea Orlandi – inner sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Dylan.

  1. I Contain Multitudes
  2. False Prophet
  3. My Own Version of You
  4. I’ve Made Up My Mind to Give Myself to You
  5. Black Eider
  6. Goodbye Jimmy Reed
  7. Mother of Muses
  8. Crossing the Rubicon
  9. Key West (Philosopher Pirate)
  10. Murder Most Foul

On February 23, 1999.

On February 23, 1999, “Capitol” label released “Clarity”, the third Jimmy Eat World studio album. It was recorded 1998 – 1999, at “Sound City” and “Clear Lake Audio” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Mark Trombino.


  • Jim Adkins – lead and backing vocals, guitars, piano, keys, stringarrangement, art direction
  • Rick Burch – bass guitar
  • Zach Lind – drums, percussion, vibes, bells, chimes, programming
  • Tom Linton – lead and backing vocals, guitars
  • Joel Derouin – violin
  • Suzie Katayama – cello, string arrangement
  • Mark Trombino– minimoog, sequencing, additional percussion, programming, engineering, mixing
  • Dean Fisher – engineering assistant
  • Nick Raskulinecz– engineering assistant
  • Ron Rivera – engineering assistant
  • Justin Smith – engineering assistant
  • Brian Gardner – mastering

Track listing:

 All lyrics by Jim Adkins and Tom Linton, all music by Jim Adkins, Rick Burch, Zach Lind and Tom Linton.

  1. Table for Glasses
  2. Lucky Denver Mint
  3. Your New Aesthetic
  4. Believe in What you Want
  5. A Sunday
  6. Crush
  7. 23.95
  8. Ten
  9. Just Watch the Fireworks
  10. For Me This is Heaven
  11. Blister
  12. Clarity
  13. Goodbye Sky harbor

On March 27, 2007.

On March 27, 2007, “DRT Entertainment” label released “From Beale Street to Oblivion”, the eighth Clutch studio album. It was recorded September – October 2006 at “Sound City” in Van Nuys, California, and was produced by Joe Barresi.


  • Neil Fallon– vocals, guitar
  • Tim Sult– guitar
  • Dan Maines– bass
  • Jean-Paul Gaster– drums, percussion
  • Mick Schauer– Hammond B3, piano, Hohner Clavinet
  • Bryan Hinkley– guitar
  • Eric Oblander– Hohner harmonica
  • Pete Martinez – additional engineering
  • Glen Pittman – assistant engineer
  • Nick Lakiotes – art direction, design
  • Louis Rivera – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Fallon, Tim Sult, Dan Maines, Jean-Paul Gaster and Mick Schauer, except where noted.

  1. You Can’t Stop Progress
  2. Power Player
  3. The Devil & Me
  4. White’s Ferry
  5. Child of the City
  6. Electric Worry – partially written by Mississippi Fred McDowell
  7. One Eye Dollar
  8. Rapture of Riddley Walker
  9. When Vegans Attack
  10. Opossum Minister
  11. Black Umbrella
  12. Shiny Cadillackness


In August 1974.

In August 1974, “Mercury” label released “Not Fragile”, the third Bachman–Turner Overdrive album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Sound City” in Van Nuys, in California; “Kaye-Smith Studios” in Seattle, and was produced by Randy Bachman.


  • Randy Bachman- guitar, vocals
  • Robbie Bachman- percussion, drums
  • Blair Thornton- guitar, backing vocals
  • F. Turner- bass guitar, vocals
  • Frank Trowbridge- slide guitar
  • Engineer: Mark Smith
  • Assistant engineer: Buzz Richmond
  • Mixing assistant: Richard Dashut
  • Mastering: Tom “Curly” Ruff
  • Design: Joe Kotleba
  • Art direction: Jim Ladwig
  • Photography: John Brott, Tom Zamiar

Track listing:

  1. Not Fragile – C. Fred Turner
  2. Rock Is My Life, and This Is My Song – Randy Bachman
  3. Roll Down the Highway – C. Fred Turner, Robbie Bachman
  4. You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet – Randy Bachman
  5. Free Wheelin’ – Blair Thornton
  6. Sledgehammer – Randy Bachman
  7. Blue Moanin’ – C. Fred Turner
  8. Second Hand – Randy Bachman
  9. Givin’ It All Away – Blair Thornton

On May 31, 2011.

On May 31, 2011, “Atlantic” label released “Codes and Keys”, the seventh Death Cab for Cutie studio album.  It was recorded in 2010, at “Sound City” in Van Nuys, California, “The Warehouse” in Vancouver, “London Bridge”, “Avast Recordings” and “Two Sticks Audio” in Seattle, “Tiny Telephone” in San Francisco, “Bright Street Recorders” in Hollywood, “Jackpot! Recording” in Portland, and was produced by Chris Walla.


  • Benjamin Gibbard– lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards
  • Nicholas Harmer– bass guitar, guitar
  • Jason McGerr– drums, percussion
  • Chris Walla– guitar, backing vocals, piano, keyboards
  • Magik*Magik Orchestra – strings
  • Minna Choi – arrangements, conducting
  • Krish Lingala – oboe, theremi
  • Chris Walla– recording, mixing
  • Beau Sorenson– recording, mixing
  • Alan Moulder– mixing
  • Roger Siebel – mastering
  • Sean Oakley, Dave “Squirrel” Covell, Sally Pickett, Mark Richards, Adam Greenholtz, Ryan Enockson, Stephen Hogan, Jackson Long, John Vanderslice, Jay Pellicci, Pierre de Reeder, Kendra Lynn, Stuart Hallerman, Johnny Mendoza, Cathy Ferrante – recording assistant
  • Catherine Marks – mixing assistant
  • John Catlin – mixing assistant
  • Nicholas Harmer– front cover, “coin slot” photograph
  • Storey Elementary – additional photography, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Ben Gibbard, except where noted.

  1. Home Is a Fire – Ben Gibbard, Chris Walla
  2. Codes and Keys
  3. Some Boys
  4. Doors Unlocked and Open
  5. You Are a Tourist
  6. Unobstructed Views – Ben Gibbard, Chris Walla
  7. Monday Morning
  8. Portable Television
  9. Underneath the Sycamore – Ben Gibbard, Chris Walla
  10. Peter’s Cathedral
  11. Stay Young, Go Dancing


On September 24, 1996.


On September 24, 1996, “DGC Records” released “Pinkerton”, the second Weezer studio album. It was recorded September 1995, January–June 1996, at “Sound City” in Los Angeles; “Fort Apache Studios” in Boston; “Hollywood Sound Recorders” in Los Angeles; “Rumbo Recorders” in Canoga Park; “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Weezer. “Pinkerton” was the last Weezer album to feature bassist Matt Sharp.


  • Rivers Cuomo– guitar, vocals, keyboards, xylophon
  • Patrick Wilson– drums
  • Brian Bell– guitar, backing vocals
  • Matt Sharp– bass, backing vocals
  • Karl Koch – percussion
  • Joe Barresi– engineer
  • Billy Bowers– engineer
  • Jim Champagne – engineer
  • David Dominguez – engineer
  • Greg Fidelman – engineer
  • Dave Fridmann– engineer
  • Hiroshige– cover art
  • Rob Jacobs – engineer
  • Spike Jonze– photography
  • Adam Kasper– engineer
  • Karl Koch – webmaster
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Dan McLaughlin – engineer
  • Shawn Everett– engineer, mixer
  • Clif Norrell– engineer
  • Jack Joseph Puig– engineer, mixing
  • Jim Rondinelli – engineer
  • Janet Wolsborn – art assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by Rivers Cuomo, except where noted.

  1. Tired of Sex
  2. Getchoo
  3. No Other One
  4. Why Bother?
  5. Across the Sea
  6. The Good Life
  7. El Scorcho
  8. Pink Triangle
  9. Falling for You
  10. Butterfly

On September 19, 1970.


On September 19, 1970, “Reprise” label released “After the Gold Rush”, the third Neil Young studio album. It was recorded 1969 – June 1970, at “Sunset Sound” in Hollywood; “Sound City”; “Van Nuys” in Los Angeles, and “Redwood Studios” in Topanga, California, and was produced by Neil Young, David Briggs and Kendall Pacios. In 1998, “Q”  magazine readers voted “After the Gold Rush” the 89th greatest album of all time. In 2003, Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 71 on its list of the “500 Greatest Album of All Time”. In 2003, “NME” magazine ranked “After the Gold Rush” at number 80 of the list of the “Greatest Albums of All Time. In 1986, the album was certified 2 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”, and 2 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI” in 2004.


  • Neil Young— guitar, piano, harmonica, vibes, lead vocals
  • Danny Whitten— guitar, vocals
  • Nils Lofgren— guitar, piano, vocals
  • Jack Nitzsche— piano
  • Billy Talbot— bass
  • Greg Reeves— bass
  • Ralph Molina— drums, vocals
  • Stephen Stills— vocals
  • Bill Peterson — flugelhorn

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Young except where noted.

  1. Tell Me Why
  2. After the Gold Rush
  3. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
  4. Southern Man
  5. Till the Morning Comes
  6. Oh, Lonesome Me – Don Gibson
  7. Don’t Let It Bring You Down
  8. Birds
  9. When You Dance I Can Really Love
  10. I Believe in You
  11. Cripple Creek Ferry


On May 5, 1981.

Tom Petty - Hard Promises

On May 5, 1981, “Backstreet” label released “Hard Promises”, the fourth Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album. It was recorded 1980–1981, at “Sound City”, “Van Nuys”, “Cherokee Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Jimmy Iovine and Tom Petty.


  • Tom Petty– lead vocals, 12 & 6 string guitar electric & acoustic guitars, bass guitar & electric piano
  • Mike Campbell– 12 & 6 string guitar electric guitars, auto-harp, accordion, harmonium, bass guitar
  • Benmont Tench– organ, piano, background vocals
  • Ron Blair– bass guitar
  • Stan Lynch– drums, background vocals
  • Phil Jones – percussion
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– bass guitar
  • Alan “Bugs” Weidel – piano
  • Stevie Nicks– harmony vocal, background vocal
  • Lori Nicks – background vocal
  • Sharon Celani – background vocal

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Petty, except where noted.

  1. The Waiting
  2. A Woman in Love (It’s Not Me) – Tom Petty, Mike Campbell
  3. Nightwatchman – Tom Petty, Mike Campbel
  4. Something Big
  5. Kings Road
  6. Letting You Go
  7. A Thing About You
  8. Insider
  9. The Criminal Kind
  10. You Can Still Change Your Mind – Tom Petty, Mike Campbell


On April 21, 1987.

Tom Petty - let me up

On April 21, 1987, “MCA” label released “Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough)”, the seventh Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers studio album.  It was recorded 1986–1987, at “Sound City” and “M.C. Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Tom Petty and Mike Campbell.


  • Tom Petty – lead and background vocals, 6 and 12 string electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitar
  • Mike Campbell– lead guitar, 12-string guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, koto, Dobro, keyboards, dulcimer, mandolin, ukulele, slide guitar, percussion
  • Howie Epstein– bass guitar, harmony vocals
  • Benmont Tench– acoustic and electric pianos, Hammond and Vox organs, vibraphone, synthesizer
  • Stan Lynch– drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Petty, except where noted.

  1. Jammin’ Me – Tom Petty,Bob Dylan, Mike Campbell
  2. Runaway Trains – Tom Petty, Mike Campbell
  3. The Damage You’ve Done
  4. It’ll All Work Out
  5. My Life/Your World – Tom Petty, Mike Campbell
  6. Think About Me
  7. All Mixed Up – Tom Petty, Mike Campbell
  8. A Self-Made Man
  9. Ain’t Love Strange
  10. How Many More Days
  11. Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) – Tom Petty, Mike Campbell