Tag Archives: 1994

Joan Armatrading: What’s Inside

On May 30, 1995, “RCA” label released “What’s Inside”, the fourteenth Joan Armatrading studio album. It was recorded 1994 -1995, at “A&M Recording Studios” in Hollywood, “Abbey Road Studios” in London, “Plant Recording Studios” in Sausalito, California, “Kiva Recording Studios” in Memphis. Tennessee, and was produced by Joan Armatrading and David Tickle.

Personnel:

  • Joan Armatrading – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, e-bow guitar, arrangements
  • Hojah Farah – acoustic guitar
  • B. J. Cole – slide guitar
  • Greg Phillinganes – keyboards
  • Benmont Tench – keyboards
  • Todd Cochran – keyboards
  • Peter Robinson – keyboards
  • Tony Levin – bass
  • Darryl Jones – bass
  • Manu Katché – drums
  • Alex Acuña – percussion
  • Memphis Horns – horns
  • The London Metropolitan Orchestra – strings
  • Kronos Quartet – strings
  • Boz Burrell – tin whistle
  • K. La – backing vocals
  • Ray Williams – backing vocals
  • Terry Evans – backing vocals
  • Willie Green, Jr. – backing vocals
  • Caroline Dale – arrangements, orchestration
  • Dana Brayton – arrangements
  • Wolfgang Amadeus – engineer
  • Malcolm Springer – engineer
  • Tom Luekens – engineer
  • Simon Rhodes – engineer
  • Chad Munsey – second engineer
  • David Tickle, Shelly Yakus – mixing
  • Andy Brown – musical director
  • Sherri Maxwell – design, illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Joan Armatrading.

  1. In Your Eyes
  2. Everyday Boy
  3. Merchant of Love
  4. Shapes and Sizes
  5. Back on the Road
  6. Lost The Love
  7. Songs
  8. Would You Like to Dance
  9. Recommend My Love
  10. Beyond The Blue
  11. Can’t Stop Loving You
  12. Shape of a Pony
  13. Trouble

Stephen Bishop: Blue Guitars

On May 28, 1996, “Foundation” label released “Blue Guitars”, the sixth Stephen Bishop studio album (album with the same title, but with different tracks was released in Japan in 1994). It was recorded 1993 – 1996, and was produced by Andrew Gold and Jeff Jones.

Personnel:

  • Stephen Bishop – vocals, acoustic guitars
  • Andrew Gold – keyboards, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, bass, drums, multi-instruments, backing vocals
  • David Crosby – harmony vocals
  • Carnie Wilson – backing vocals
  • Wendy Wilson – backing vocals
  • Pia Zadora – backing vocals
  • Michael McDonald – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Stephen Bishop, except where noted.

  1. I Go Numb – Stephen Bishop, Tom Snow, Andrew Gold
  2. Dive into the Pool of Love – Stephen Bishop, Tom Snom
  3. On Blonde Street
  4. When You Love Somebody
  5. (Just Like) Romeo and Juliet – Freddie Gorman, Bob Hamilton
  6. Wall Around Your Heart
  7. The King of Tonga
  8. Picasso Played a Blue Guitar
  9. Italian Rain
  10. Let Your Heart Remember – Stephen Bishop, Jeff Jones
  11. When Love Was Grand
  12. Separate Lives (acoustic version)
  13. R’s Theme

Bill Laswell & Nicholas Bullen: Subsonic 2: Bass Terror

On March 14, 1995, “Sub Rosa” label released “Subsonic 2: Bass Terror”, album by Bill Laswell and Nicholas Bullen. It was recorded in 1994, at “Greenpoint Studios”in Brooklyn, New York, and was produced by Bill Laswell and Nicholas Bullen.

Personnel:

  • Nicholas Bullen – prepared bass guitar, electronics
  • Bill Laswell – instruments
  • Neil Griffiths – prepared bass guitar
  • Guy Marc Hinant – editing
  • Robert Musso – engineering 
  • Layng Martine – engineer assistant
  • Manuel Mohino – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Bass Terror Tetragrammaton – Bill Laswell
  2. Nocturnal Crawl – Nicholas Bullen
  3. Again and Again – Nicholas Bullen

Mick Harris & Bill Laswell: Somnific Flux

On March 7, 1995, “Subharmonic” label released “Somnific Flux”, album by Mick Harris and Bill Laswell. It was recorded in November 1994, at “Wall of Silence” in Birmingham, UK, in December 1994, at “Greenpoint Studios” in Brooklyn, New York, and was produced by Mick Harris and Bill Laswell.

Personnel:

  • Mick Harris – effects, recording, photography
  • Bill Laswell – effects, recording, mixing
  • Robert Musso – engineer
  • Layng Martine – engineer assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by Mick Harris and Bill Laswell.

  1. Distal Sonority
  2. Capacious

Clifford Jordan: Masters from Different Worlds

On March 1, 1994, “Mapleshade” label released “Masters from Different Worlds”, the 32nd Clifford Jordan album. It was recorded in December 1989, at “Mapleshade Studios” in Upper Marlboro, MD, and was produced by Fred Kaplan and Pierre Sprey.

Personnel:

  • Clifford Jordan – soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Ran Blake – piano
  • Julian Priester – trombone
  • Windmill Saxophone Quartet:
  • Jesse Meman – alto saxophone
  • Tom Monroe, Ken Plant – tenor saxophone
  • Clayton Englar – baritone saxophone
  • Steve Williams – drums
  • Alfredo Mojica – congas
  • Claudia Polley – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Something to Live For – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  2. A Touch of Evil – Ran Blake
  3. Arline – Ran Blake
  4. Laura – David Raksin, Johnny Mercer
  5. Short Life of Barbara Monk – Ran Blake
  6. Vanguard – Ran Blake
  7. Julia – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  8. Wives and Lovers – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  9. Doug’s Prelude – Clifford Jordan
  10. Mood Indigo – Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills

Bill Laswell & Pate Namlook: Outland

On February 20, 1994, “FAX +49-69/450464” label released “Outland”, collaborative album by Bill Laswell and Pete Namlook. It was recorded in 1993, at “Klanglabor Frankfurt” in Germany, and was produced by Pete Namlook.

Personnel:

  • Bill Laswell – electronics
  • Pete Namlook – electronics
  • Oz Fritz – recording
  • Nicky Skopelitis – recording
  • Thi-Linh Le – cover art

Track listing:

  1. From the Earth to the Ceiling (Parts I-XII) – Bill Laswell, Pete Namlook

Christian McBride: Gettin’ to It

In January 1995, “Verve” label released “Gettin’ to It”, the debut Christian McBride studio album. It was recorded August – September 1994, at “Clinton Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Richard Seidel and Don Sickler.

Personnel:

  • Christian McBride – bass
  • Roy Hargrove – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Joshua Redman – tenor saxophone
  • Steve Turre – trombone
  • Cyrus Chestnut – piano
  • Lewis Nash – drums
  • Ray Brown, Milt Hinton – bass
  • Jim Anderson – recording

Track listing:

All tracks by Christian McBride, except where noted.

  1. In a Hurry
  2. The Shade of the Cedar Tree
  3. Too Close for Comfort – Jerry Bock, George David Weiss, Larry Holofcener
  4. Sitting on a Cloud
  5. Splanky – Frank Perkins, Mitchell Parish
  6. Black Moon
  7. King Freddie of Hubbard
  8. Night Train – Jimmy Forest, Lewis Simpkins, Oscar Washington

Spock’s Beard: The Light

In January 1995, “SynPhonic” label released “The Light”, the debut Spock’s Beard album. It was recorded in 1994, and was produced by Neal Morse, Alan Morse, Dave Meros and Nick D’Virgilio.

Personnel:

  • Neal Morse – lead vocals, mellotron, Hammond organ, keyboards, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Alan Morse – vocals, lead electric guitar, cello, mellotron
  • Dave Meros – bass, French horn
  • Nick D’Virgilio – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Molly Pasutti, Wanda Houston – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Neal Morse except where noted.

  1. The Light
  • The Dream
  • One Man – Alan Morse, Neal Morse
  • Garden People
  • Looking Straight into the Light
  • The Man in the Mountain
  • Señor Valasco’s Mystic Voodoo Love Dance
  • The Return of the Horrible Catfish Man
  • The Dream
  • Go the Way You Go
  • The Water
  • Introduction. The Water
  • When It All Goes to Hell
  • A Thief in the Night
  • FU/I’m Sorry
  • The Water (revisited)
  • Runnin’ the Race
  • Reach for the Sky

Bettie Serveert: Lamprey

On January 24, 1995, “Brinkman Records” label released “Lamprey”, the second Bettie Serveert studio album. It was recorded in 1994, at “Studio 150” in Amsterdam, Netherlands, “Air Studios” in London, “Kingsway Studios” in New Orleans, and was produced by Frans Hagenaars.

Personnel:

  • Carol van Dijk – vocals, guitar
  • Peter Visser – guitar
  • Herman Bunskoeke – bass
  • Berend Dubbe – drums

Track listing:

  1. Keepsake
  2. Ray Ray Rain
  3. D. Feathers
  4. Re-feel-it
  5. 21 Days
  6. Cybor D
  7. Tell Me, Sad
  8. Crutches
  9. Something so Wild
  10. Totally Freaked Out
  11. Silent Spring

Meat Loaf

On January 20, 2022, Michael Lee Aday aka Meat Loaf died aged 74. He was singer, song writer and actor, one of the best-selling musicians of all times. His “Bat Out of Hell” trilogy (“Bat Out of Hell”, “Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell”, and “Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose”), has sold more than 65 million albums worldwide. The first album stayed on the charts more than nine years, making it one of the best-selling albums in history of modern music. Loaf received “Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance” for the song “I’d Do Anything for Love”. In 1994, in United Kingdom he received the “Brit Award: for Best Selling Album and Single”. On VH1’s list of “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”, he is ranked at number 96.