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On September 16, 2013.

On September 16, 2013, “Columbia” label released “Rewind the Film”, the eleventh Manic Street Preachers album. It was recorded in 2013, at “Faster Studios” in Cardiff, Wales, “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouthshire, Wales, “Hansa Studios” in Berlin, Germany, and was produced by Alex Silva, Loz Williams, James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire, and Sean Moore.

Personnel:

  • James Dean Bradfield– lead vocals, lead, and rhythm guitar
  • Nicky Wire– bass guitar, vocals
  • Sean Moore– drums
  • Cate Le Bon– lead vocals
  • Lucy Rose– vocal
  • Loz Williams – keyboards, engineering, mixing
  • Gavin Fitzjohn– horn arrangement, baritone and tenor saxophone, trumpet
  • John Rey – piano
  • Richard Hawley– lead vocals, Hawaiian guitar
  • Andy Walters, Joanna Walters – violin
  • Barnard Kane – viola
  • Nathan Stone – cello
  • Tim Tautorat – celeste, string arrangement, violin, keyboards
  • Sean Read – horn arrangement, trumpets, saxophone
  • Nick Nasmyth – keyboards
  • Dave Eringa– mixing
  • Guy Massey – mixing
  • Tim Young – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks are written by James Dean Bradfield, Nick Jones, Sean Moore except where noted.

  1. This Sullen Welsh Heart
  2. Show Me the Wonder
  3. Rewind the Film – James Dean Bradfield, Nick Jones, Sean Moore, David Axelrod
  4. Builder of Routines
  5. 4 Lonely Roads
  6. (I Miss the) Tokyo Skyline
  7. Anthem for a Lost Cause
  8. As Holy as the Soil (That Buries Your Skin)
  9. 3 Ways to See Despair
  10. Running Out of Fantasy
  11. Manorbier
  12. 30-Year War

On July 7, 2014.

On July 7, 2014, “Columbia” label released “Futurology”, the twelfth Manic Street Preachers studio album. It was recorded in 2014, at “Faster Studios” in Cardiff, Wales, “Hansa Studios” in Berlin, and was produced by Alex Silva and Loz Williams.

Personnel:

  • James Dean Bradfield– lead vocals, lead and acoustic guitars, drums, bass, keyboards, percussion, vision
  • Nicky Wire– vocals, bass guitar, baritone guitar, electric and acoustic guitars, omnichord, drum programming, percussion, noise
  • Sean Moore– drums, soundscapes, machines, guitar, sequencers, percussion, tympani, technology
  • Loz Williams – keyboards
  • Cian Ciaran– keyboards
  • Cate Le Bon– backing vocals
  • Gavin Fitzjohn– backing vocals
  • Hawkline– backing vocals
  • Nina Hoss– vocals
  • Georgia Ruth– lead vocals, harp
  • Green Gartside– vocals
  • Nick Naysmith – keyboards
  • Rich Beak – tambourine
  • Berliner Kneipenchor – choral vocals
  • Tim Young – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Futurology
  2. Walk Me to the Bone
  3. Let’s Go to War
  4. The Next Jet to Leave Moscow
  5. Europa Geht Durch Mich
  6. Divine Youth
  7. Sex, Power, Love and Money
  8. Dreaming a City (Hughesovka)
  9. Black Squire
  10. Between the Clock and the Bed
  11. Misguided Missile
  12. The View from Stow Hill
  13. Mayakovsky

On April 2, 2009.

On April 2, 2009, “The Echo Label” and “Parlaphone” labels released “Two Suns”, the second Bat for Lashes (Natasha Khan) studio album. It was recorded 2008 – 2009 in California, New York City, London, Brighton and Wales,  and was produced by Natasha Khan and David Kosten.

Personnel:

  • Natasha Khan– lead and backing vocals, synths, drum programming, guitar, piano,harmonium, hands, percussion, string machine, drums, bass synth, vibraphone, organ, engineering, art direction, booklet artwork, concept
  • Ben Christophers– Marxophone, pianochord, synths, guitar, phonofiddle
  • Caroline Weeks – backing vocals, synths, bells, flute, handclaps, percussion
  • Kath Mann – backing vocals, saw, violin, viola
  • Alex Thomas– drums, percussion, timpani
  • David Kosten– drum programming, synths, percussion, synth drone, toms, fingers
  • Abi Fry– viola
  • Adem– sampled wine glasses
  • Ira Wolf Tuton– bass
  • Chris Keating– drum programming
  • Devin Maxwell – timpani
  • Devon Dunaway – backing vocals
  • Robert Roseberry Jr. – backing vocals
  • David Kosten – engineering, mixing
  • David Wrench– engineering
  • Mark Eastwood – mixing assistance
  • Brian Thorn – engineering assistance
  • Mike Nesci – engineering
  • Matt Boynton – engineering
  • Tim Bader – engineering assistance
  • Tom Asselin – engineering
  • Matt Lawrence – vocal recording (Scott Walker’s vocals)
  • David Benjamin Sherry– cover photography
  • Tony Hornecker – set desig
  • Andrew Murabito – graphic design
  • Dan Sanders – photographic production 

Track listing:

All tracks are written by Natasha Khan, except where noted.

  1. Glass
  2. Sleep Alone
  3. Moon and Moon
  4. Daniel
  5. Peace of Mind
  6. Siren Song
  7. Pearl’s Dream
  8. Good Love
  9. Two Planets
  10. Travelling Woman
  11. The Big Sleep

 

On July 7, 2017.

On July 7, 2017, “PIAS Recordings” label released “Every Valley”, the third Public Service Broadcasting studio album. It was recorded January – February 2017, at “Leeders Vale Studios” and “Ebbw Vale Institute” in Ebbw Vale, Wales, and was produced by J. Willgoose Esq.

Personnel:

  • J Willgoose, Esq. – vocals, guitars, synths, percussion, wurlitzer, mixing
  • Wrigglesworth – drums, percussion, glockenspiel, vibraphone, monster clap
  • JF Abraham – bass guitar, trumpet, percussion,  brassarrangement, string arrangement
  • Edward Hallinan – tuba
  • Kevin O’Hara – french horn
  • Oliver Hickie – french horn
  • Craig MacDonald – french horn
  • Iain Maxwell – tenor trombone, bass trombone
  • Barnaby Philpott – bass trombone, tenor trombone
  • James Pillai – french horn
  • Rittipo – bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, alto saxophone
  • Toby Street – trumpet
  • Abigail Blackman – cello
  • Emma Bryden – cello
  • Holly Cook – double bass
  • Katy Cox – cello
  • Katey Day – double bass
  • Simon Howes – violin
  • Dan Jones – violin
  • Bernard Kane – viola
  • Sue Lord – violin
  • Sarah Loveridge – violin
  • Naomi Rump – violin
  • January Tewson – viola
  • Ian Vorley – viola
  • Beaufort Male Choir – choir vocals
  • James Dean Bradfield– vocals
  • Lisa Jên Brown– vocals
  • Tracyanne Campbell– vocals, vocoder
  • Haiku Salut- vocals, accordion, percussion
  • Paul Blakeman – recording setup
  • Jack Bonney – studio setup
  • James Campbell – engineer
  • Jon Constantine – assistant engineer
  • Matt Davies – drum tech
  • Giles Floodgate – studio setup
  • Phil Armson – art direction, design
  • Gerard Saint – art direction, design
  • Hannah Benkwitz – album cover
  • Andrew MacColl – band photography

Track listing:

All tracks by J. Willgoose, Esq., except where noted.

  1. Every Valley
  2. The Pit
  3. People Will Always Need Coal
  4. Progress
  5. Go to the Road
  6. All Out
  7. Turn No More – James Dean Bradfield, Idris Davies, J. Willgoose, Esq
  8. They Gave Me a Lamp – Gemma Barkerwood, Sophie Barkerwood, Louise Croft, JFAbraham, Willgoose, Esq
  9. You + Me – Lisa Jên Brown, Willgoose, Esq
  10. Mother of the Village
  11. Take Me Home – Rod Edwards, Roger Hand

On April 13, 2018.

On April 13, 2018, “Columbia” label released “Resistance Is Futile”, the thirteenth Manic Street Preachers album. It was recorded 2017 – 2018, at “Door to the River Studios” in Newport, Wales, “Faster Studios” in Cardiff, Wales, and was produced by Dave Eringa, Gavin Fitzjohn and Guy Massey.

Personnel:

  • James Dean Bradfield– lead vocals, lead and acoustic guitar, keyboards, lyrics, string arrangements
  • Nicky Wire– vocals, bass guitar, baritone guitar
  • Sean Moore– drums, soundscapes, machines, sequencers, percussion, keyboards
  • The Anchoress– vocals, backing vocals
  • Vulcan String Quartet – strings
  • Gavin Fitzjohn – keyboards, string arrangements
  • Dave Eringa– keyboards, engineering, mixing
  • Nick Nasmyth – keyboards
  • Guy Massey – engineering
  • Loz Williams – keyboards, engineering
  • Chris Lord-Alge– mixing

Track listing:

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

  1. People Give In
  2. International Blue
  3. Distant Colours – lyrics by James Dean Bradfield
  4. Vivian
  5. Dylan & Caitlin
  6. Liverpool Revisited
  7. Sequels of Forgotten Wars
  8. Hold Me Like a Heaven
  9. In Eternity
  10. Broken Algorithms
  11. A Song for the Sadness
  12. The Left Behind

 

On March 31, 2017.

On March 31, 2017, “Pinkflag” label released “Silver/Lead”, the sixteenth Wire studio album. It was recorded in 2016, at “Rockfield Studios” in Rockfield, Monmouthshire, Wales, “Swim Studio” in London, and was produced by Colin Newman.

Personnel:

  • Colin Newman– lead vocals,  keyboards, acoustic, 12-string and electric guitar, mandola, M-Tron baritone, mixing
  • Graham Lewis– lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, Casio SK-1, loops, samples, cover image
  • Robert Grey– drums
  • Matthew Simms – electric guitar, lap steel, mandola, modular synth, Korg MS-10, fx, autoharp
  • Tim Lewis– engineering
  • Jeroen Melchers – engineering
  • Denis Blackham– mastering
  • Jon Wozencroft– art direction

Track listing:

All lyrics by Graham Lewis, all music by Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, Robert Grey and Matthew Simms.

  1. Playing Harp for the Fishes
  2. Short Elevated Period
  3. Diamonds in Cups
  4. Forever & a Day
  5. An Alibi
  6. Sonic Lens
  7. This Time
  8. Brio
  9. Sleep on the Wing
  10. Silver / Lead

On December 8, 1979.

On December 8, 1979, “United Artists” label released “On Parole”, the fourth Motörhead album. It was recorded September – December 1975, February 1978, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales, and was produced by Fritz Fryer and  Dave Edmunds.

Personnel:

  • Ian Lemmy Kilmister – lead vocals, bass
  • Larry Wallis– lead and backing vocals, lead guitar
  • Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor– drums
  • Lucas Fox– drums
  • Fritz Fryer – engineer, mastering

Track listing:

  1. Motorhead – Ian Kilmister
  2. On Parole – Larry Wallis
  3. Vibrator – Larry Wallis, Des Brown
  4. Iron Horse / Born to Lose – Phil Taylor, Mick Brown, Guy “Tramp” Lawrence
  5. City Kids – Larry Wallis, Duncan Sanderson
  6. The Watcher – Ian Kilmister
  7. Leaving Here – Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Edward Holland
  8. Lost Johnny – Ian Kilmister, Mick Farren
  9. Fools – Larry Wallis, Des Brown

In November 1981.

In November 1981, “Korova” label released “From the Lions Mouth”, the second  Sound studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouthshire, Wales, and was produced by Hugh Jones, Adrian Borland, Michael Dudley, Graham Green and Max Mayers.

Personnel:

  • Adrian Borland– vocals, guitar
  • Michael Dudley – drums, percussion
  • Graham Green – bass guitar
  • Max Mayers – keyboards
  • Hugh Jones, Julian Mendelsohn – engineer
  • Briton Rivière– cover artwork
  • Howard Hughes – cover concept
  • Simon Fowler – sleeve liner photo photography

Track listing:

  1. Winning – Adrian Borland, Max Mayers, Graham Green, Michael Dudley
  2. Sense of Purpose – Adrian Borland, Max Mayers, Graham Green, Michael Dudley
  3. Contact the Fact – Adrian Borland, Max Mayers, Graham Green
  4. Skeletons – Adrian Borland, Max Mayers, Graham Green, Michael Dudley
  5. Judgement – Adrian Borland, Max Mayers, Graham Green
  6. Fatal Flaw – Adrian Borland, Max Mayers, Graham Green, Michael Dudley
  7. Possession – Adrian Borland, Adrian Janes
  8. The Fire – Adrian Borland, Max Mayers, Graham Green, Michael Dudley
  9. Silent Air – Adrian Borland
  10. New Dark Age – Adrian Borland

On November 5, 2007.

On November 5, 2007, “Floor Records” label released “The Wombats Proudly Present… A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation”, the debut Wombats studio album. It was recorded in 2007, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales, “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, “Brick Lane” and “RAK Studios” in London, and was produced by  Stephen Harris, Jimmy Robertson, Matthew Murphy, Dan Haggis and Tord Øverland-Knudsen.

Personnel:

  • Matthew Murphy– vocals, guitar, synthesizers, piano
  • Dan Haggis – backing vocals, drums, synthesizers, piano, stylophone, harmonica, melodica
  • Tord Øverland-Knudsen – backing vocals, bass, synthesizers, cello
  • Llangattock Primary School – kids choir
  • Ian McNabb – banjo

Track listing:

All lyrics by Matthew Murphy, except where noted; all music by , Matthew Murphy, Dan Haggis and Tord Øverland-Knudsen. except where noted.

Track listing:

  1. Tales of Girls, Boys & Marsupials – lyrics by Matthew Murphy, Dan Haggis, Tord Øverland-Knudsen
  2. Kill the Director
  3. Moving to New York
  4. Lost in the Post
  5. Party in a Forest (Where’s Laura?)
  6. School Uniforms
  7. Here Comes the Anxiety
  8. Let’s Dance to Joy Division
  9. Backfire at the Disco
  10. Little Miss Pipedream
  11. Suzanne Mattox PhD (includes elements from the chorus of Help Me, Rhonda, by the Beach Boys)
  12. Patricia the Stripper
  13. My First Wedding ( includes the hidden track Tales of Girls, Boys and Marsupials, piano instrumentation version)