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On December 27, 1978.

On December 27, 1978, Christopher Branford Bell died aged 27. He was songwriter and musician (guitar, singer), best known as founding member, guitarist and singer of the band Big Star. His work has inspired, and his songs were covered by many musicians and bands including R.E.M., Wilco, Teenage Fanclub, Primal Scream, Afghan Whigs, Pete Yorn, Beck The Posies, and The Replacements. In 2013, “Magnolia Pictures” released documentary “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me”, which documented his life and work. In 2018, the book “There Was a Light: The Cosmic History of Chris Bell and the Rise of Big Star”, was published, also dealing with his life and music. Bell’s album “I Am the Cosmos” was posthumously released in 1992.

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On September 5, 2006.

On September 5, 2006, “Essential Records” label released “Good Monsters”, the seventh Jars of Clay studio album. It was recorded March – May 2006, and was produced by Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Stephen Mason and Matthew Odmark.

Personnel:

  • Dan Haseltine– vocals, art direction
  • Charlie Lowell– piano, keyboards, art direction
  • Stephen Mason- lead guitars, art direction
  • Matthew Odmark- rhythm guitars,art direction
  • Leigh Nash, Ashley Cleveland, Rosemary Butler, Kim Fleming, Kate York – guest vocals
  • John Catchings – cello
  • Kris Wilkinson – viola
  • Jennifer Kummer – French horn
  • Ned Henry – violin
  • Aaron Sands – bass guitar
  • Jeremy Lutito – drums
  • Christopher Davis – horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Mitch Dane – engineer
  • Richard Dodd– mastering
  • Terry Hemmings– executive producer
  • Tim Parker– art direction
  • Jonathan Richter– art direction, cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Stephen Mason, and Matt Odmark, except where noted

  1. Work
  2. Dead Man (Carry Me)
  3. All My Tears – Julie Miller
  4. Even Angels Cry
  5. There Is a River – Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Stephen Mason, Matt Odmark, Ron Aniello
  6. Good Monsters
  7. Oh My God
  8. Surprise
  9. Take Me Higher – Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Stephen Mason, Matt Odmark, Ron Aniello
  10. Mirrors & Smoke
  11. Light Gives Heat
  12. Water Under The Bridg – Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Stephen Mason, Matt Odmark, Ron Aniello

 

 

On April 11, 1990.

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On April 11, 1990, “Sire” label released “Songs for Drella”, album by Lou Reed and John Cale, dedicated to the memory of Andy Warhol. Drella was a nickname for Warhol coined by Warhol superstar Ondine. The album was recorded December 1989 and January 1990, at “Sigma Sound” in New York City, and was produced by Lou Reed and John Cale.

Personnel:

  • John Cale– vocals, keyboards, viola
  • Lou Reed– vocals, guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed and John Cale.

  1. Smalltown
  2. Open House
  3. Style It Takes
  4. Work
  5. Trouble with Classicists
  6. Starlight
  7. Faces and Names
  8. Images
  9. Slip Away (A Warning)
  10. It Wasn’t Me
  11. I Believe
  12. Nobody But You
  13. A Dream
  14. Forever Changed
  15. Hello It’s Me