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On May 17, 2019.

On May 17, 2019, “Warner Bros” label released “Balance, Not Symmetry”, is Biffy Clyro soundtrack album to the movie of the same name, co-written by the band’s frontman Simon Neil. It was recorded at 2018 – 2019, at “AIR Studios” in London, “Monnow Valley Studio” Rockfield, Monmouthshire, Wales, “ICP Studios” in Brussels, and was produced by Adam Noble, Simon Neil, James Johnston and Ben Johnston.

Personnel:

  • Simon Neil – lead vocals, guitar, mandolin, keyboards, percussion, marimba, strings, clapping
  • James Johnston – bass, clapping, backing vocals
  • Ben Johnston – drums, percussion, marimba, keyboards, clapping, backing vocals
  • Adam Noble – bass, keyboards, synthesizers, organ, programming, engineer, mixing
  • Jakwob – keyboards, programming
  • Fyfe Dangerfield – piano
  • Blair Mowat – programming, orchestral arrangements
  • James Hockley – programming
  • John Prestage – engineer
  • John Paul Reid – engineer
  • Ted Jensen – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Simon Neil, except where noted.

  1. Balance, Not Symphony
  2. All Singing and All Dancing – John Hill
  3. Different Kind of Love – John Feldmann
  4. Sunrise
  5. Pink
  6. Colour Wheel – Stuart Price
  7. Gates of Heaven – John Feldmann
  8. Fever Dream
  9. Navy Blue
  10. Tunnels and Trees
  11. Plead
  12. The Naturals
  13. Yellow
  14. Touch
  15. Jasabiab
  16. Following Master
  17. Adored

On April 11, 2008.

On April 11, 2008, “Virgin” label released “Saturdays = Youth”, the fifth M83 studio album. It was recorded in 2007, at “Rockfield” in Monmouth, Wales, and was produced by Ken Thomas.

Personnel:

  • Anthony Gonzalez – vocals, keyboards, bass, guitars, piano, pre-production, mixing, art direction
  • Loïc Maurin – drums, percussion, guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Morgan Kibby – vocals, piano, keyboards
  • Ewan Pearson – additional keyboards
  • Ken Thomas – mixing
  • Ewan Pearson – co-production, pre-production
  • Richard Matthews – recording assistance
  • Tom Bailey – mixing assistance
  • Jolyon Thomas – guitar technician
  • Paul A. Taylor – art direction assistance
  • Louise Downer – artwork design
  • Anouck Bertin – sleeve photography

Track listing:

  1. You, Appearing – Anthony Gonzales
  2. Kim & Jessie – Anthony Gonzales, Yann Gonzales, Morgan Kibby
  3. Skin of the Night – Anthony Gonzales, Morgan Kibby
  4. Graveyard Girl – Anthony Gonzales, Yann Gonzales
  5. Couleurs – Anthony Gonzales
  6. Up – Anthony Gonzales, Morgan Kibby
  7. We Own the Sky – Anthony Gonzales, Yann Gonzales
  8. Highway of Endless Dreams – Anthony Gonzales, Yann Gonzales
  9. Too Late – Anthony Gonzales, Morgan Kibby
  10. Dark Moves of Love – Anthony Gonzales, Yann Gonzales
  11. Midnight Souls Still Remain – Anthony Gonzales

On April 10, 2020.

On April 10, 2020, “Chrysalis” label released “Song for Our Daughter”, the seventh Laura Marling studio album. It was recorded in 2019, at “Monnow Valley Studio” in Wales, “Three Crows Studio” and Marling’s home studio, and was produced by Ethan Johns and Laura Marling.

Personnel:

  • Laura Marling – vocals, acoustic, electric and slide guitar, guiro
  • Ethan Johns – drums, continuum fingerboard, resonator guitar, shaker, Moog, mixing
  • Chris Hillman – pedal steel guitar
  • Anna Corcoran – piano
  • Nick Pini – bass, bowed double bass
  • Dan See – drums
  • Gabriela Cabezas – cello
  • Rob Moose – string arrangements
  • Dom Monks – loops, mixing
  • Edie Phillips – recording assistant
  • Theresa Adebiyi – creative direction
  • Vance Wellenstein – design
  • Justin Tyler Close – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Marling, except where noted.

  1. Alexandra
  2. Held Down
  3. Strange Girl
  4. Only the Strong
  5. Blow by Blow
  6. Song for Our Daughter – Laura Marling, George Jephson
  7. Fortune
  8. The End of the Affair – Laura Marling, Blake Mills
  9. For You – Laura Marling, George Jephson

On March 16, 2016.

On March 16, 2009, Super Furry Animals digitally released “Dark Days/Light Years”, the ninth and final band’s studio album. It was recorded 2007 – 2009, at “Faster Recording Studio” in Cardiff, Wales, and was produced by Chris Shaw, Gruff Rhys, Huw Bunford, Guto Pryce, Dafudd Leuan and Cian Ciaran.

Personnel:

  • Gruff Rhys – vocals, guitar, electric saz, vocoder, keyboard
  • Huw Bunford – vocals, guitar, bass guitar, electric saz
  • Cian Ciaran – vocals, keyboards, electronics, guitar
  • Guto Pryce – bass guitar
  • Dafydd Leuan – vocals, drums
  • Kris Jenkins – percussion
  • Jessica Rochman – strings
  • Nick McCarthy – spoken word
  • Chris Shaw – Engineer, mixing
  • Dave Newfeld – recording
  • Stuart Hawkes – mastering
  • Keiichi Tanaami – artwork
  • Pete Fowler – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Gruff Rhys, Huw Bunford, Guto Pryce, Dafudd Leuan and Cian Ciaran, except where noted.

  1. Crazy Naked Girls
  2. Mt.
  3. Moped Eyes
  4. Inaugural Trams
  5. Inconvenience
  6. Cardiff in the Sun
  7. The Very Best of Neil Diamond
  8. Helium Hearts
  9. White Socks/Flip Flops
  10. Where Do You Wanna Go?
  11. Lliwiau Liachar
  12. Pric

On January 18, 2019.

On January 18, 2019, “earMusic” label released “Please Remain Seated”, the twelfth Thunder studio album. It was recorded in 2018 at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales, and was produced by Luke Morley.

Personnel:

  • Danny Bowes – vocals
  • Luke Morley – guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Ben Matthews – guitar, keyboards
  • Tom Oliver – keyboards
  • Chris Childs – bass guitar
  • Gary “Harry” James – drums, percussion
  • Emily Lynn – backing vocals
  • Lara Smiles – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Luke Morley, except where noted.

  1. Bigger Than Both of Us
  2. Future Train – Luke Morley, Ben Matthews, Hogland
  3. Girl’s Going Out of Her Head
  4. I’m Dreaming Again
  5. Fly on the Wall
  6. Just Another Suicide – Luke Morley, Gary James
  7. Empty City – Luke Morley, Taylor
  8. Miracle Man
  9. Blown Away
  10. Loser
  11. She’s So Fine – Luke Morley, Taylor
  12. Low Life in High Places
  13. Stand Up – Luke Morley, Gary James
  14. River of Pain Like a Satellite
  15. Robert Johnson’s Tombstone
  16. Higher Ground
  17. Everybody Wants Her – Luke Morley, Danny Bowes, Ben Matthews, Gary James
  18. Long Way from Home

On November 1, 2004.

On November 1, 2004, “Sony Music UK” label released “Lifeblood”, the seventh Manic Street Preachers studio album. It was recorded August 2003 – August 2004, at “Stir Studios” in Cardiff, Wales, “Looking Glass Studios” in New York, “Grouse Lodge” in Westmeath, Ireland, and was produced by Tony Visconti, Tom Elmhirst and Greg Haver.

Personnel:

  1. James Dean Bradfield – lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
  2. Sean Moore – drums, drum programming
  3. Nicky Wire – bass guitar
  4. Nick Nasmyth – keyboards
  5. Jeremy Shaw – keyboards
  6. Greg Haver – percussion
  7. Mario J. McNulty – engineer assistance
  8. Stefano Sofia – engineer assistance
  9. Steve Davis – engineer assistance
  10. Loz Williams – engineer assistance
  11. Tom Elmhirst – mixing
  12. Mark “Spike” Stent – mixing
  13. Farrow Design – art direction, artwork, design
  14. John Ross – sleeve photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Nicky Wire except where noted, all music by James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore.

  1. 1985
  2. The Love of Richard Nixon
  3. Empty Souls
  4. A Song for Departure
  5. I Live to Fall Asleep
  6. To Repel Ghosts
  7. Emily
  8. Glasnost
  9. Always/Never
  10. Solitude Sometimes Is
  11. Fragments – additional lyrics by Patrick Jones
  12. Cardiff Afterlife

In October 1982.

In October 1982, “Magnet” label released “Forging Ahead”, the fourth Bad Manners album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales    and was produced by Roger Lomas.

Personnel:

• Buster Bloodvessel – lead vocals
• Louis Alphonso – guitar
• Martin Stewart – keyboards
• Chris Kane – tenor saxophone
• Andrew Marson – alto saxophone, banjo
• Paul “Gus” Hyman – trumpet
• Winston Bazoomies – harmonica, backing vocals
• David Farren – bass
• Brian Tuitt – drums
• Ted Sharp – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Buster Bloodvessel, Louis Alphonso, Martin Stewart, Chris Kane, Andrew Marson, Paul “Gus” Hyman, Winston Bazoomies, David Farren and Brian Tuitt, except where noted.

  1. That’ll Do Nicely
  2. Salad Bar
  3. Tonight Is Your Night
  4. Samson and Delilah (Biblical Version)
  5. Exodus – Ernest Gold
  6. Got No Brains
  7. My Girl Lollipop – Morris Levy, Johnny Roberts
  8. Falling Out of Love
  9. Seventh Heaven
  10. Educating Marmalade
  11. What’s Up Crazy Pup – Van Morrison
  12. Your

In October 1974.

In October 1974, “United Artists” label released “Slow Motion”, the ninth Man album. It was recorded July – September 1974, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales, and was produced by Anton Matthews, Micky Jones, Deke Leonard, Ken Whaley and Terry Williams.

Personnel:

  • Micky Jones – vocals, guitar
  • Deke Leonard – vocals, guitar
  • Ken Whaley – bass
  • Terry Williams – vocals, drums
  • Stuart Gordon – strings
  • Chris Mercer – saxophone
  • Robin Black, David Hamilton-Smith, David Charles, Anton Matthews – mixing
  • Rick Griffin – design
  • Michael Heatley – liner notes
  • David Charles – special assistance

Track listing:

All tracks by Micky Jones, Deke Leonard, Ken Whaley and Terry Williams.

  1. Hard Way to Die
  2. Grasshopper
  3. Rock and Roll You Out
  4. You Don’t Like Us
  5. Bedtime Bone
  6. One More Chance
  7. Rainbow Eyes
  8. Day and Night

On August 14, 2020.

On August 14, 2020, “MontyRay” label, released “Even in Exile”, the second James Dean Bradfield album. It was recorded in 2019, at “Door to the River Studio” in Caerleon, Wales, UK, and was produced by Loz Williams.“Even in Exile” is a concept album based on the life and death of the Chilean activist, singer and poet Víctor Jara, with lyrics by poet and playwright Patrick Jones.

Personnel:

  • James Dean Bradfield – vocals, guitar, double bass, bass, harmonica, piano, keyboards 
  • Richard Beak – drums
  • Loz Williams – engineer
  • Dave Eringa – mixing
  • Matt Colton – mastering
  • S Mark Gubb – artwork, design, layout

Track listing:

All lyrics by Patrick Jones, all music by James Dean Bradfield, except where noted.

  1. Recuerda
  2. The Boy from the Plantation
  3. There’ll Come a War
  4. Seeking the Room with the Three Windows – James Dean Bradfield, Richard Beak, Loz Williams
  5. Thirty Thousand Milk Bottles
  6. Under the Mimosa Tree – James Dean Bradfield, Gavin Fitzjohn
  7. From the Hands of Violeta
  8. Without Knowing the End (Joan’s Song)
  9. La Partida
  10. The Last Song
  11. Santiago Sunrise

On May 7, 2007.

On May 7, 2007, “Columbia” label released “Send Away the Tigers”, the eighth Manic Street Preachers studio album. It was recorded in 2007, at “Grouse Lodge” in Westmeath, Ireland, “Stir Studios” in Cardiff, Wales, “Strongroom”  in London, England, and was produced by Dave Eringa, Greg Haver and Loz Williams.

Personnel:

  • James Dean Bradfield – lead and backing vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Nicky Wire – bass, occasional vocals
  • Sean Moore – drums, percussion
  • Nina Persson – second lead vocals
  • Sean Read – keyboards
  • Sally Herbert – violin, string arrangement
  • Andrew Waters – first violin, string arrangements
  • Sonia Slany – violin
  • Lucy Morgan – viola
  • Howard Scott – violin
  • Morgan Goff – viola
  • Ian Burdge – cello

Track listing:

All lyrics by Nicky Wire; all music by James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore.

  1. Send Away the Tigers
  2. Underdogs
  3. Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
  4. Indian Summer
  5. The Second Great Depression
  6. Rendition
  7. Autumnsong
  8. I’m Just a Patsy
  9. Imperial Bodybags
  10. Winterlovers (includes hidden track Working Class Hero by John Lennon)