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On May 6, 2014.

On May 6, 2014, “Nonesuch” label released the self-titled, sixth Natalie Merchant album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, at “Clubhouse Recording Studios”, “Electric Lady Studios”, and was produced by Natalie Merchant.

Personnel:

  • Natalie Merchant – vocals
  • Uri Sharlin – grand piano, electric piano, upright piano
  • John Medeski – organ, keyboards
  • Jonathan Dreyden – organ
  • Gabriel Gordon – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Erik Della Penna – electric guitar
  • Jeremy McCoy – double bass
  • John Patitucci – double bass
  • Kurt Muroki – double bass
  • Jesse Murphy – electric bass
  • Marc Friedman – electric bass
  • Shawn Pelton – drums
  • Andrew Barr – drums
  • Kenny Wollesen – drums, percussion
  • Stephen Barber – string arrangements
  • Nadége Foofat – string arrangements
  • Tony Finno – string arrangements
  • Liz Lim – violin
  • Joanna Maurer – violin 
  • Lisa Kim – violin 
  • Quan Ge – violin 
  • Sein Ryu – violin 
  • Sharon Yamada – violin
  • Robert Rinehart – viola
  • Vivek Kamath – viola
  • Alan Stepansky – cello
  • Wei Yu – cello
  • Ru Pie Yeh – cello
  • Eddie Allen – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Clark Gayton – tuba, trombone, horn arrangements
  • Steve Elson – clarinet, saxophones
  • Anthony McGill – clarinet
  • Mindy Kaufmann – flute
  • Johanna Warren, Simi Stone, Tamar-kali, Elizabeth Mitchell – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Natalie Merchant.

  1. Ladybird
  2. Maggie Said
  3. Texas
  4. Go Down Moses
  5. Seven Deadly Sins
  6. Giving Up Everything
  7. Black Sheep
  8. It’s a Coming
  9. Lulu (introduction)
  10. Lulu
  11. The End

On June 14, 2019.

On June 14, 2019, “Columbia” label released “Western Stars”, the nineteenth Bruce Springsteen studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Stone Hill” in New Jersey, and was produced by Ron Aniello.

Personnel:

  • Bruce Springsteen – vocals, acoustic, twelve-string and electric guitar, glockenspiel, synth, strings, banjo, percussion, organ, piano, sampler, celesta, organ solo, mellotron
  • Ron Anielo – electric upright bass, piano, acoustic and electric guitar, percussion, vibraphone, bass, synth, sampler, drums, organ, celesta, loops, backing vocal
  • Marc Muller – lap steel guitar
  • Jon Brion– electric guitar
  • Rob Lebert – electric and baritone guitar
  • Greg Leisz, Marc Muller, Marty Rifkin– pedal steel guitar
  • David Sancious– organ
  • Charlie Giordano, David Sancious, Matt Rollings- piano
  • Lenny Castro – congas
  • Gunnar Olsen, Jon Brion, Matt Chamberlain– drums
  • Charlie Giordano- accordion
  • Andrew Sterman– alto flute
  • Alden Banta – bassoon
  • Curt Ramm – flugelhorn
  • Charles Pillow- oboe
  • Leelanee Sterrett– French horn
  • Rachel Drehmann– French horn
  • Jon Brion– celesta
  • Ed Manion- saxophone
  • Lenny Castro- shaker
  • Jon Brion– Farfisa synthesizer
  • Jon Brion– Moog synthesizer
  • Lenny Castro- tambourine
  • Jon Brion- timpani
  • Clark Gayton, Dan Levine- trombone
  • Barry Danielian, Curt Ramm- trumpet
  • Avatar Strings – Desiree Elsevier, Robert Reinhart, Vivek Kamath- viola
  • Stone Hill Strings – Rebecca Young, Shmuel Katz- viola
  • Luis Villalobos, Soozie Tyrell- violin
  • Avatar Strings – Annaliesa Place, Liz Lim, Emily Popham, Hyunju Lee, Joanna Maurer, Jung Sun Yoo, Lisa Kim, Sharon Yamada, Suzanne Ornstein- violin
  • Stone Hill Strings – Hyunju Lee, Joanna Maurer, Lisa Kim- viola
  • Avatar Strings – Alan Stepansky, Nathan Vickery- cello
  • Stone Hill Strings – Alan Stepansky- cello
  • Lisa Kim – concertmaster
  • Rob Mathes – conductor, arrangements Avatar Strings
  • Scott Tibbs – conductor Stone Hill Stringa, production coordinator
  • Cindy Mizelle, Curtis King, Matthew Koma, Michelle Moore, Soozie Tyrell– backing vocals
  • Patti Scialfa – vocal, vocal arrangements
  • Tobby Scott – loops, programming
  • Rob Lebret, Ron Aniello, Ross Petersen, Toby Scott – engineer
  • Alec Dixon, Brett Rouche, Chris Steffen, Greg Koller – additional engineering
  • Bob Ludwigm- mastering
  • Tom Elmhirst – mixing
  • Joe Visciano – mixing assistant
  • Kevin Buell – technician
  • Michelle Holme – artwork, design
  • Danny Clinch – photography
  • Kalle Gustafsson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bruce Springsteen, except where noted.

  1. Hitch Hikin’
  2. The Wayfarer
  3. Tucson Train
  4. Western Stars
  5. Sleepy Joe’s Cafe
  6. Drive Fast (The Stuntman)
  7. Chasin’ Wild Horses
  8. Sundown
  9. Somewhere North of Nashville
  10. Stones
  11. There Goes My Miracle
  12. Hello Sunshine
  13. Moonlight Motel