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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”.


  • 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 July 24, 2006.

On July 24, 2006, “Inside Out Music” label released “Milliontown”, the debut Frost studio album. It was recorded in 2006, at “The Cube”, “The Outhouse” in the UK, and was produced by Jem Godfrey.


  • Jem Godfrey– vocals, keyboards
  • John Mitchell– vocals, guitar
  • John Jowitt– bass
  • Andy Edwards– drums
  • John Boyes– guitar
  • Tim Turan – mastering
  • Paul Tippet – design, art direction, image manipulation
  • Gus York – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jem Godfrey.

  1. Hyperventilate
  2. No Me No You
  3. Snowman
  4. The Other Me
  5. Black Light Machine
  6. Milliontown
  • One Underground
  • Abracadaver
  • The Only Survivors
  • Core
  • The Chosen Few
  • Two Underground

In June 1974.

In June 1974, “WWA” label released “Solid”, the seventh Groundhogs studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at Tony McPhee’s home studio in Haverhill, Suffolk, UK, and was produced by Tony McPhee.


  • Tony McPhee– vocals, guitars
  • Peter Cruikshank – bass
  • Ken Pustelnik, Clive Brooks– drums
  • Martin Birch– engineer
  • Gered Mankowitz- photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony McPhee

  1. Light My Light
  2. Free from All Alarm
  3. Sins of the Father
  4. Sad Go Round
  5. Corn Cob
  6. Plea Sing, Plea Song
  7. Snow Storm
  8. Joker’s Grave


On May 22, 2000.

On May 22, 2000, “Snapper” label released “Lightbulb Sun”, the sixth Porcupine Tree studio album. It was recorded November 1999 – January 2000, at “Foel Studio” in Llanfair Caereinion, Powys, Welshpool, “No Man’s Land” in Hemel Hampstead, UK, and was produced by Steven Wilson.


  • Steven Wilson– vocals, guitars, piano, mellotron, hammered dulcimer, samples, banjo, harp, arrangements
  • Richard Barbieri– synthesizers, Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes, clavinet, mellotron, arrangements
  • Colin Edwin– bass, drum machine, guimbri, arrangements
  • Chris Maitland– drums, backing vocals, arrangements
  • Stuart Gordon – violin, viola
  • Nick Parry – cello
  • Eli Hibit – backup rhythm guitar

The Minerva String Quartet

  • Katy Latham – violin
  • Lisa Betteridge – violin
  • Sarah Heines – viola
  • Emmeline Brewer – cello
  • Chris Blair – mastering
  • John Foxx– cover photograph, additional photography
  • Luigi Colasanti Antonelli – group portraits, other photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Steven Wilson except where noted.

  1. Lightbulb Sun
  2. How Is Your Life Today?
  3. Four Chords That Made a Milion
  4. Shesmovedon
  5. Last Chance to Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled
  6. The Rest Will Flow
  7. Hatesong – Colin Edwin, Steven Wilson
  8. Where we Would Be
  9. Russia on Ice – Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin, Chris Maitland, Steven Wilson
  10. Feel So Low


On May 20, 1997.

On May 20, 1997, “Roswell” and “Capitol” labels released “The Colour and the Shape”, the second Foo Fighters studio album. It was recorded November 1996 – February 1997, at “Bear Creek” in Woodinville, WA. “WGNS” in Washington, D.C., “Grandmaster Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Gil Norton. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in USA by “RIAA”.


  • Dave Grohl– lead vocals, guitar, drums, art direction
  • Pat Smear– guitar, art direction
  • Nate Mendel– bass, art direction
  • William Goldsmith– drums
  • Taylor Hawkins– drums
  • Lance Bangs, Chris Bilheimer, Ryan Boesch – handclaps
  • Louise Post- backing vocals
  • Bradley Cook, Geoff Turner – engineering
  • Ryan Boesch, Todd Burke, Don Farwell, Ryan Hadlock, Jason Mauza – assistant engineering
  • Chris Sheldon– mixing
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Bradley Cook, Geoff Turner – recording technicians
  • Jeffery Fey – art direction, design
  • Tommy Steele – art direction
  • George Mimnaugh – design
  • Andy Engel – logo design
  • Josh Kessler – photography

 Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel and Pat Smear except where noted.

  1. Doll
  2. Monkey Wrench
  3. Hay, Johnny Park!
  4. My Poor Brain
  5. Wind Up
  6. Up in Arms
  7. My Hero
  8. See You
  9. Enough Space – Dave Grohl
  10. February Stars
  11. Everlong – Dave Grohl
  12. Walking After You – Dave Grohl
  13. New Way Home

On May 19, 2008.

On May 19, 2008, “Kscope” label released “Tightly Unwound”, the seventh Pineapple Thief studio album. It was recorded February – December 2007, at “The Dining Rooms” in Yeovil, South Somerset, UK, and was produced by Bruce Soord, Jon Sykes, Steve Kitch and Keith Harrison.


  • Bruce Soord – vocals, guitars, strings arrangements, engineer, mixing
  • Jon Sykes – bass, vocals
  • Steve Kitch – keyboards, mastering, mixing
  • Keith Harrison– drums
  • James Stratton – artwork, design
  • Marc van Beelen – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bruce Soord.

  1. My Debt to You
  2. Shoot First
  3. Sinners
  4. Tightly World
  5. The Sorry State
  6. My Bleeding Hand
  7. Different World
  8. And So Say All of You
  9. Too Much to Loose

On May 17, 2019.

On May 17, 2019, “English Electric” label released “Grand Tour”, the twelfth Big Big Train studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “English Electric Studios”, “Abbey Road Studios”, “Real World Studios”, “Sweetwater Studios” in UK, and was produced by David Longdon and Greg Spawton.


  • Nick D’Virgilio– co – lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion, additional keyboards, guitars
  • Greg Spawton – bass guitar, bass pedals, additional 12-string guitars, string and brass arrangements
  • Dave Gregory– 6-string and 12-string guitars
  • Rachel Hall – violin, backing vocals
  • David Longdon– lead vocals, flute, additional keyboards, guitars
  • Danny Manners – keyboards, string arrangements
  • Rikard Sjöblom – 6-string and 12-string guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Rob Aubrey – mixing, mastering
  • Rachel Hall – string arrangements
  • Dave Desmond – brass arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Novum Organum – lyrics by Greg Spawton, music by Nick D’Virgilio, Greg Spawton
  2. Alive – David Longdon
  3. The Florentine – David Longdon
  4. Roman Stone – Greg Spawton
  5. Pantheon – Nick D’Virgilio
  6. Theodora in Green and Gold – lyrics by Greg Spawton, music by Nick D’Virgilio, David Longdon
  7. Ariel – David Longdon
  8. Voyager – Greg Spawton
  9. Homesong – Greg Spawton

On May 12, 1992.

On May 12, 1992, “Delirium” label released “On the Sunday of Life…”, the debut Porcupine Tree album. It compiles tracks that Steven Wilson recorded for two cassette-only releases, “Tarquin’s Seaweed Farm” (1989) and “The Nostalgia Factory” (1991). It was recorded 1988 – 1992, at “No Man’s Land” in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK, and was produced by Steven Wilson.


  1. Steven Wilson – vocals, various instruments
  2. John Marshall – drums
  3. Solomon St. Jemain – voice, additional guitar
  4. Master Timothy Masters – oboe

Track listing:

All music by Steven Wilson, all lyrics by Alan Duffy except where noted.

Part 1: First Love

  1. Music for the Head
  2. Jupiter Island
  3. Third Eye Surfer
  4. On the Sunday of Love…
  5. The Nostalgia Factory

Part 2: Second Sight

  1. Space Transmission
  2. Message from a Self – Destructing Turnip
  3. Radioactive Toy – lyrics by Steven Wilson
  4. Nine Cats

Part 3: Third Eye

  1. Hymn
  2. Footprints
  3. Linton Samuel Dawson
  4. And the Swallows Dance Above the Sun
  5. Queen Quotes Crowley

Part 4: Fourth Bridge

  1. No Luck With Rabbits
  2. Begonia Seduction Scene
  3. The Long Silence
  4. It Will Rain for a Million Years


On May 7, 2001.

On May 7, 2001, “Liberty” label released “Anoraknophobia”, the twelve Marillion studio album. It was recorded 2000 – 2001, at “The Racket Club”, in Buckinghamshire, UK, and was produced by Dave Meegan.


  • Steve Hogarth– vocals, additional piano, percussion
  • Steve Rothery– guitars
  • Mark Kelly– keyboards
  • Pete Trewavas– vocals, bass, additional guitar
  • Ian Mosley– drums
  • Stephanie Sobey-Jones – cello
  • Dave Meegan– recording, mixing
  • Stewart Every – mixing
  • Simon Heyworth – mastering
  • Carl Glover – booklet graphic design
  • Matt Curtis – outer cover graphics
  • Jill Furmanovsky– photography
  • Fernando Aceves – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Steve Hogarth, except where noted, “Map of the World” by Hogarth and Nick Van Eede; all music by Steve Hogarth, Steve Rothery, Mark Kelly, Pete Trewavas and Ian Mosley.

  1. Between You and Me
  2. Quartz
  3. Map of the World – Steve Hogarth, Nick Van Eede
  4. When I Meet God
  5. The Fruit of the Wild Rose
  6. Separated Out
  7. This is the 21st Century
  8. If My Heart Were a Ball It Would Roll Uphill

On April 13, 2009.

On April 13, 2009, “BBC Radio 2” announced the results of the research for the most played song in public places in UK,  in the last 75 years. The results were as following:

  1. Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade Of Pale
  2. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
  3. Everly Brothers – All I Have To Do Is Dream
  4. Wet Wet Wet – Love Is All Around
  5. Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You