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On February 4, 2013.

On February 4, 2013, “Cooking Vinyl” label released “Forever Endeavour”, the thirteen Ron Sexsmith studio album. It was recorded in 2012, and was produced by Mitchell Froom. In 2014, the album won the “Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year”.

Personnel:

  • Ron Sexsmith – vocals, guitar
  • Calder Group – strings
  • Matt Chamberlain- drums, percussion
  • Davey Faragher– bass
  • Mitchell Froom– keyboards
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Joshua Heapley – strings
  • Don Heffington- drums, percussion
  • Dan Higgins– woodwinds
  • Charlene Huang – strings
  • Hagai Izraeli – brass
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel
  • Darrell Leonard– brass
  • Val McCallum- electric guitar
  • Joe Meyer – French horn
  • Albert Romero – strings
  • William Roper – tuba
  • John Steinmetz – brass
  • Lori Stuntz – tuba
  • Pete Thomas- drums, percussion
  • Michael Urbano- drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Nowhere to Go
  2. Nowhere Is
  3. Of Only Avenue
  4. Snake Road
  5. Blind Eye
  6. Lost in Thought
  7. Sneak Out The Back Door
  8. Back Of My Hand
  9. Deepens With Time
  10. Me Myself and Wine
  11. She Does My Heart Good
  12. The Morning Light
  13. Life After a Broken Heart
  14. Autumn Light
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On September 13, 2013.

On September 13, 2013, “Mercury” label released “The Diving Board”, the twenty-ninth Elton John studio album. It was recorded January 2012 – January 2013, at “The Village” in Los Angeles, and was produced by T-Bone Burnett.

Personnel:

  • Elton John– piano, vocals
  • Jack Ashford– tambourine
  • Jay Bellerose– drums
  • George Bohanon– baritone horn, trombone, euphonium
  • Doyle Bramhall II– guitar
  • Keefus Ciancia– keyboards
  • Chuck Findley– flugelhorn
  • Bruce Fowler– trombone
  • Larry Goldings– Hammond organ B3
  • Darrell Leonard– horn arrangements, flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Bill Maxwell – BGV arrangements
  • Ira Nepus – trombone
  • David Plitch, Raphael Saadiq– bass guitar
  • Louis Price, Rose Stone, Perry Morgan, Judith Hill, Carmel Echols, Bill Cantos, Alvin Chea– backing vocals
  • William Roper – tuba
  • Luka Šulić, Stjepan Hauser– cello
  • Jason Wormer – recording, mixing
  • Jeff Gartenbaum, Chris Owens, Vanessa Parr – second engineer
  • Zachary Dawes, Chris Owens – assistant mixing engineer.
  • Gavin Lurssen – mastering.
  • Zachary Dawes – equipment technician
  • Carl Lieberman – piano technician
  • Mat Maitland – art direction
  • Tim Barber – photography
  • Tony King – creative director

Track listing:

All lyrics by Bernie Taupin, all music by Elton John.

  1. Oceans Away
  2. Oscar WildeGets Out
  3. A Town Called Jubilee
  4. The Ballad of Blind Tom
  5. Dream #1
  6. My Quicksand
  7. Can’t Stay Alone Tonight
  8. Voyeur
  9. Home Again
  10. Take This Dirty Water
  11. Dream #2
  12. The New Fever Waltz
  13. Mexican Vacation (Kids in the Candlelight)
  14. Dream #3
  15. The Diving Board