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On June 24, 2016.

On June 24, 2016, “Inside Out Music” label released “Invention of Knowledge”, the debut Anderson/Stolt album. It was recorded 2014 – 2016, at “Fenix Studios” in Varnhem, Sweden, and in California, and was produced by Reine Stolt.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson – lead and backing vocals, synthesizer, percussion
  • Roine Stolt – acoustic and electric guitars, Portuguese guitar, lap steel guitar, keyboards, dobro, percussion, backing vocals, mixing
  • Tom Brislin – Yamaha C7 grand piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Hammond B-3 organ, synthesizers
  • Lalle Larsson – grand piano, synthesizer
  • Jonas Reingold – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Michael Stolt – bass guitar, Moog bass
  • Felix Lehrmann – drums
  • Daniel Gildenlöw – backing vocals
  • Nad Sylvan – backing vocals
  • Anja Obermayer – backing vocals
  • Maria Rerych – backing vocals
  • Kristina Westas – backing vocals
  • Lars Hallbäck – backing vocals recording
  • Jonas Reingold – mastering
  • Silas Toball – artwork
  • Eva Toball – artwork assistant
  • Johnny Taxen – photography
  • Per Kristianssen – photography
  • Lilian Westin – photography
  • Anders Olsson – photography
  • Hans Froberg – photography
  • Erik Edlund – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Jon Anderson.

  1. Invention – Jon Anderson, Neil Campbell, Roine Stolt
  2. We Are Truth – Jon Anderson, Dan Spollen
  3. Knowledge – Jon Anderson, Neil Campbell, Roine Stolt
  4. Knowing – Jon Anderson, Kristian Ducharme, Roine Stolt
  5. Chase and Harmony – Jon Anderson, Kristian Ducharme
  6. Everybody Heals – Jon Anderson, Roine Stolt, Neil Campbell, Joseph Cowell, Andy Maslivec, Marty Snape
  7. Better by Far – Jon Anderson, Dan Spollen
  8. Golden Light – Jon Anderson, Roine Stolt, Neil Campbell, Joseph Cowell, Andy Maslivec, Marty Snape
  9. Know – Jon Anderson, Kristian Ducharme, Roine Stolt

on May 19, 2017.

On May 19, 2017, “Nuclear Blast” label released “Amber Galactic”, the third Night Flight Orchestra (The) album. It was recorded in 2016, at “Handsome Hard Studios” in Kävlinge, “Nordic Sound Lab” in Skara, “Studio Valborg”, “Studio Rymdberg”, “Speedstrid Studios” in Sweden.

Personnel:

  • Björn “Speed” Strid – vocals
  • David Andersson – guitar
  • Sharlee D’Angelo – bass
  • Richard Larsson – keyboards, percussion
  • Jonas Källsbäck – drums, percussion
  • Sebastian Forslund – congas, percussion, guitar
  • Martin Lindqvist – sax solo
  • Hanna Carlsson – cello
  • Johanna Beijbom – backing vocals
  • Special appearances – Giorgia Carteri, Kamila Kucharska, Lena Mischuk, Kenya Horst, Anna Berntman

Track listing:

  1. Midnight Flyer
  2. Star of Rio
  3. Gemini
  4. Sad State of Affairs
  5. Jennie
  6. Domino
  7. Josephine
  8. Space Whisperer
  9. Something Mysterious
  10. Saturn in Velvet

On April 24, 2020.

On April 24, 2020, “Peaceville” label released “City Burials”, the eleventh Katatonia studio album. It was recorded October – November 2019, at “Soundtrade Studios”, “Tri Lamb Studios|, The City of Glass” in Stockholm, Sweden, and was produced by Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström.

 Personnel:

  • Jonas Renkse – lead vocals, art direction
  • Anders Nyström – guitars, art direction
  • Roger Öjersson – guitars
  • Niklas Sandin – bass
  • Daniel Moilanen – drums
  • Anders Eriksson – co-production of keyboards, programming, editing
  • Joakim Karlsson – additional drum programming
  • Anni Bernhard – additional vocals
  • Daniel Liden– engineering
  • Jacob Hansen – mixing, mastering
  • Beech – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Jonas Renkse.

  1. Heart Set to Divide
  2. Behind the Blood
  3. Lacquer
  4. Rein
  5. The Winter of Our Pasing
  6. Vanishers
  7. City Glaciers
  8. Flicker
  9. Lachesis
  10. Neon Epitaph
  11. Untrodden

On March 7, 2005.

On March 7, 2005, “Parlaphone” label released “Warnings/Promises”, the fourth Idlewild album. It was recorded in 2004, and was produced by Los Angeles and Sweden, and was produced by Tony Hoffer and Dave Eringa.

Personnel:

  • Roddy Woomble – vocals, lyrics, photography
  • Rod Jones – vocals, guitar
  • Colin Newton – drums, percussion
  • Allan Stewart – guitar
  • Gavin Fox – vocals, bass
  • Inara George – additional vocals
  • Greg Leisz – pedal steel guitar
  • Paul Maroon – piano
  • Todd Burke – engineer
  • Guy Masey – engineer
  • Michael Brauer – mixing
  • Chris Athens – mastering
  • The Head of State – artwork
  • Jennifer Juniper Strattford – photography

Track listing:

  1. Love Steals Us from Loneliness
  2. Welcome Home
  3. I Want a Warning
  4. I Understand It
  5. As if I Hadn’t Slept
  6. Too Long Awake
  7. Not Just Sometimes but Always
  8. The Space Between All Things
  9. El Capitan
  10. Blame It on Obvious Ways
  11. Disconnected
  12. Goodnight
  13. Too Long Awake (reprise) – hidden track, an re-arranged acoustic version of the earlier track.

On February 13, 2009.

On February 13, 2009, “Universal Records” label released “Give Me Fire!”, the fifth Mando Diao studio album. It was recorded in 2008 at “Studio De la Santa & Redline Studio” in Stockholm, Sweden, and was produced by Salla Salazar.

Personnel:

  • Björn Dixgård– vocals, guitar
  • Carl-Johan Fogelklou – vocals, bass
  • Gustaf Norén – vocals, guitar
  • Mats Björke – keyboards
  • Samuel Giers – drums
  • Carlos Barth – acoustic guitar
  • Per Ruskträsk Johansson – saxophone, flute
  • Nils Jansson – trumpet, percussion
  • Nils Berg – percussion
  • Thomas Eby – percussion
  • Kerstin Thörn – strings
  • Belinda Malaika, Cindy Peters, Pauline Kamusewu – backing vocals
  • The Salazar Brothers – engineer, mixing
  • Carl-Johan Fogelklou – engineer
  • Mats Björke – engineer assistant
  • Mats “Limpan” Lindfors – mastering
  • Karl Drehsen – painting
  • Neil Harrison – cover artwork
  • Nate Warkentin – artwork blue lining pages
  • Matt Maust – borlange and accordion artwork
  • Melinda Moen – Mando collage and lyrics page individual pieces artwork 
  • Matt Wignall – layout, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Björn Dixgård and Gustaf Norén.

  1. Blue Lining, White Trenchcoat
  2. Dance with Somebody
  3. Gloria
  4. High Heels
  5. Mean Street
  6. Maybe Just Sad
  7. A Decent Life
  8. Give me Fire
  9. Crystal
  10. Come on Come on
  11. Go Out Tonight
  12. You Got Nothing on Me
  13. The Shining / Leave My Fire

On October 22, 2007.

On October 22, 2007, “Samadhi Sound” label released “Slope”, the debut Steve Jansen album. It was recorded in 2007, at “The Vestry” in London, “Straysound Studio” in Sweden, Samadhisound Studios, “Trout Recording” in Brooklyn, “Blue Sky Falls” in London, “Slovak Radio” in Bratislava, “Studio 5” in Bratislava, and was produced by Steve Jensen.

Personnel:

  • Steve Jansen – drums, acoustic and electronic percussion, sampled instruments, synth, piano, guitar, string arrangements, recording, mixing
  • David Sylvian – vocals, guitar, art direction
  • Theo Travis – sax, flute, clarinet
  • Tim Elsenburg – vocals, guitar, electric piano
  • Anja Garbarek – vocals
  • Thomas Feiner – vocals, mandolin, sampler
  • Bratislava Movie Orchestra arranged and conducted by Ingo Frenzel
  • Joan Wasser – vocals, violin
  • Alberto Tafuri – piano
  • Nina Kinert – vocals
  • Steve D’Agostino, David Sylvian, Tim Elsenburg, John Mallison, Ján Machut and Ladislav Krajãoviã, Bryce Goggin, Alberto Tafuri, Love Olzon – recording
  • Ingo Frenzel – mixing
  • Tony Cousins – mastering
  • Chris Bigg – design
  • Dan McPharlin – models created and photographed

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Jensen, except where noted.

  1. Grip
  2. Sleepyard – Steve Jansen, Tim Elsenburg
  3. Cancelled Pieces – Steve Jansen, Anja Garbarek
  4. December Train
  5. Sow the Salt – Steve Jansen, Thomas Feiner
  6. Gap of Cloud
  7. Playground Martyrs – Steve Jansen, David Sylvian
  8. A Way of Disappearing
  9. Ballad of a Deadman – Steve Jansen, David Sylvian
  10. Conversation Over
  11. Life Moves On
  12. Playground Martyrs (reprise) – Steve Jansen, David Sylvian

On August 31, 1998.

On August 31, 1998, “Setanta” label released “Fin de Siècle”, the sixth Divine Comedy album. It was recorded in 1998 and was produced by Jon Jacobs and Neil Hannon.

Personnel:

  • Neil Hannon– vocals, guitar
  • Joby Talbot – harpsichord, piano, arranger, conductor
  • John Best – tenor vocal
  • Phillip Robinson – tenor vocal
  • Nik Turner – tenor vocal
  • Julia White – soprano vocal
  • Ken Wilson – tenor vocal
  • John Gibbons – bass vocal
  • Paul Mason – bass vocal
  • Ian Lawrence – bass vocal
  • Dexter Fletcher – the narrator
  • John Murphy – viola
  • Robert Riley – viola
  • Anna Giddey – violin
  • Mary Martin – violin
  • Kelly McCusker – violin
  • Matthew Ward – violin
  • Betsy Taylor – cello
  • Bryan Mills – bass
  • Ian Watson – double bass
  • Peter Devlin – double bass
  • Miggy Barradas – drums
  • Stuart “Pinkie” Bates – accordion, organ
  • Simon Jones – piccolo trumpet, trumpet
  • Steve Hilton – programming
  • Jon Jacobs – engineer, mixing
  • Adam Brown – recording assistant
  • Jon Jacobs – engineer, mixing
  • Andy Scade – engineer, programming
  • Steve Hilton – programming
  • Mitsuo Tate – recording assistant
  • Mark Togashi – assistant
  • Rob Crane – design
  • Neil Hannon – concept
  • Kevin Westenberg – concept, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Hannon, except where noted.

  1. Generation Sex
  2. Thrillseeker
  3. Commuter Love
  4. Sweden
  5. Eric the Gardener – Neil Hannon, Joby Talbot
  6. National Express
  7. Life on Earth
  8. The Certainty of Chance – Neil Hannon, Joby Talbot
  9. Here Comes the Flood
  10. Sunrise

On August 14, 2009.

On August 12, 2009, “Lil’ Beethoven” and “SR Records” labels released “The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman”, the 22nd Sparks album. It was recorded 2008 – 2009, at “Hollywood American Studios” in Hollywood, “Radio Drama Studio” in Stockholm, Sweden, and was produced by Ron Mael, Russell Mael, and Marie Wennersten (producer for Swedish recording). The album was conceived as a radio drama, commissioned by “Sveriges Radio Radioteatern”. It was created to be listened as a single piece, rather than a collection of stand-alone songs.

Personnel:

  • Russell Mael– vocals, studio chief; policeman 1 and 2
  • Ron Mael– keyboard, limo driver; Hollywood tour guide
  • Marcus Blake – autograph hound; Woody
  • Tammy Glover – Hollywood welcoming committee; Gerry
  • Saskia Husberg – interpreter
  • Elin Klinga– Greta Garbo
  • Marie-Chantal Long – Cannes Festival announcer
  • Jonas Malmsjö– Ingmar Bergman
  • Steve McDonald – hotel concierge
  • Steven Nistor– hotel doorman
  • Katie Puckrik– hotel operator
  • Rebecca Sjöwall– Hollywood starlet
  • Jim Wilson – first A.D.; autograph hound
  • Jim Wilson – guitar
  • Dean Menta– guitar
  • Marcus Blake – bass
  • Tammy Glover– drums
  • Steven Nistor – drums
  • Marie Wennersten – director for Swedish recording
  • Magnus Lindman – translations
  • Sabina von Greyerz – SR Records project manager

Track listing:

All tracks are written by Ron Mael and Russell Mael.

  1. 1956 Cannes Film Festival
  2. I Am Ingmar Bergman
  3. Limo Driver (Welcome to Hollywood)
  4. Here He Is Now
  5. Bergman, How Are You?
  6. He’ll Come ‘Round
  7. En Route to the Beverly Hills Hotel
  8. Hollywood Welcoming Committee
  9. I’ve Got to Contact Sweden
  10. The Studio Commissary
  11. I Must Not Be Nasty
  12. Quiet on the Set
  13. Why Do You Take That Tone with Me?
  14. Pleasant Hotel Staff
  15. Hollywood Tour Bus
  16. Autograph Hounds
  17. Bergman Ponders Escape
  18. We’ve Got to Turn Him ‘Round
  19. Escape (Part1)
  20. Escape (Part 2)
  21. Oh, My God
  22. Garbo Sings
  23. Almost a Hollywood Ending
  24. He’s Home

On July 30, 2001.

On July 30, 2001, “RCA” label released “Is This It” the debut Strokes album. It was recorded March – April 2001, at “Transporterraum” in New York City, and was produced by Gordon Raphael. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Platinum in Denmark by “IFPI Denmark”, Platinum in Sweden by “GLF”, 2 x Platinum in the UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Julian Casablancas– vocals
  • Nick Valensi– guitar
  • Albert Hammond Jr.– guitar
  • Nikolai Fraiture– bass
  • Fabrizio Moretti– drums
  • P. Bowersock– consultation
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Colin Lane – photography (outside of North America)

Track listing:

All tracks by Julian Casablancas.

  1. Is This It
  2. The Modern Age
  3. Soma
  4. Barely Legal
  5. Someday
  6. Alone, Together
  7. Last Nite
  8. Hard to Explain
  9. New York City Cops
  10. Trying Your Luck
  11. Take It or Leave It

On April 20, 2009.

On April 20, 2009, “4AD” label released “My Maudlin Career”, the fourth Camera Obscura studio album. It was recorded 2008 – 2009, at “Atlantis Studio”, “Konst & Ramar Studio” and “Cosmos Studio” in Stockholm, Sweden, and was produced by Jari Haapalainen.

Personnel:

  • Tracyanne Campbell– vocals, guitar
  • Carey Lander – organ, piano
  • Kenny McKeeve – guitar, background vocals
  • Gavin Dunbar – bass
  • Lee Thomson – drums
  • Britta Persson – background vocals
  • Erik Arvinder– violin
  • Jessica Hugosson – violin
  • Santiago Jiménez – violín
  • Andreas Forsman – violin
  • Christopher Öhman – viola
  • Anna Dager – cello
  • Anna Landberg Dager – cello
  • Per “Texas” Johansson – horn
  • Stefan Persson – trumpet
  • Björn Yttling – arranger, horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Jari Haapalainen – engineer
  • Henrik Jonsson – engineer
  • Pontus Olsson – engineer
  • Johan Rude – engineer
  • Julie Annis – artwork, layout design
  • Donald Milne – photography

Track listing:

All songs written by Tracyanne Campbell.

  1. French Navy
  2. The Sweetest Thing
  3. You Told a Lie
  4. Away With Murder
  5. Swans
  6. James
  7. Careless Love
  8. My Maudlin Career
  9. Forests and Sands
  10. Other Towns and Cities
  11. Honey in the Sun