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On August 5, 2008.

On August 5, 2008, “Nonesuch” label released “Harps and Angels”, the tenth Randy Newman studio album. It was recorded 2003 – 2008, at “Sunset Sound Studios” in Hollywood, “The Newman Stage”, “Twentieth Century Fox Studios” in Beverly Hills, and was produced by Mitchell Froom and Lenny Waronker.


  • Randy Newman – vocals, piano, bandleader
  • Greg Cohen- bass
  • Steve Donnelly – guitar
  • Pete Thomas- drums
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel and acoustic slide guitar
  • Mitchell Froom– keyboard, organ
  • Roger Wilkie (concertmaster), Eun-Mee Ahn, Jacqueline Brand, Kevin Connolly, Joel Derouin, Julie Ann Gigante, Natalie Leggett, Helen Nightengale, Alyssa Park, Sara Parkins, Katia Popov, Rafael Rishik, Anatoly Rosinsky, Marc Sazer, Tereza Stanislav, Lisa M. Sutton, Sarah Thornblade, Irina Voloshina – violin
  • Brian Dembow (first viola), Robert Berg, Thomas Diener, Steven Gordon, Roland Kato, Darrin McCann, Victoria Miskolczy, Michael Nowak, Shanti Randall, David Walther – viola
  • Dennis Karmazyn (first cello), Antony Cooke, Steve Erdody, Christine Ermacoff, Armen Ksajikian, Andrew Shulman, David Speltz, Cecelia Tsan – cello
  • Michael Valerio (first bass violin), Drew Dembowski, Edward Meares, Susan Ranney – bass violin
  • James Walker, Norda Mullen, Geraldine Rotella, David Shostac – flute
  • Gary Boyver, Stuart Clark, Donald Foster, Marty Krystall – clarinet
  • Daniel Higgins, Gary Foster, Greg Huckins, Bill Liston, Brian Scanlon – saxophone
  • Thomas Boyd, Leslie Reed – oboe
  • Kenneth Munday, Michael O’Donovan, Judith Farmer – bassoons
  • James Thatcher, Mark Adams, Richard Todd – French horns
  • Warren Luening, Malcolm McNab, Daniel Fornero, Jon Lewis, Timothy Morrison – trumpets
  • William Booth, Bruce Fowler, Alesander Iles, William Reichenbach, George Thatcher – trombones
  • Doug Tornquist – tuba
  • Alan Estes, Gregory Goodall – percussion
  • Jo Ann Turovsky, Allison Allport – harps
  • Frank Marocco – accordion
  • Carmen Carter, Tim Davis, Luana Jackman, Steve Jackson, Rick Logan, Susan Stevens Logan, Fletcher Sheridan, Oren Waters, Terry Woods – background vocals
  • David Boucher – engineer
  • Robert C. Ludwig – mastering
  • Kathie Van Kerckhoven, Jeremy Altervain – “angry Belgians”
  • Los Amigos Locos del Este – “happy immigrants”
  • Autumn De Wilde – album photography
  • Barbara De Wilde – art direction, design
  • Robert Hurwitz – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman

  1. Harps and Angels
  2. Losing You
  3. Laugh and Be Happy
  4. A Few Words in Defense of Our Country
  5. A Piece of the Pie
  6. Easy Street
  7. Korean Parents
  8. Only a Girl
  9. Potholes
  10. Feels Like Home

On August 5, 2003.

On August 5, 2003, “InsideOut Music” label released “Tug of War”, the seventh Enchant studio album. It was recorded in 2003 and was produced by Douglas A. Ott.


  • Douglas A. Ott– guitars, piano, mellotron, strings
  • Ted Leonard– vocals, guitars
  • Bill Jenkins– keyboards
  • Ed Platt– bass guitar
  • Sean Flanegan– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Douglas A. Ott, except where noted.

  1. Sinking Sand – Ted Leonard, Douglas A. Ott, Ed Platt
  2. Tug Of War
  3. Hold The Wind
  4. Beautiful
  5. Queen Of The Informed – Ted Leonard, Douglas A. Ott
  6. Living In A Movie – Bill Jenkins, Douglas A. Ott
  7. Long Way Down – Ted Leonard, Douglas A. Ott
  8. See No Evil – Ted Leonard
  9. Progtology
  10. Comatose

On July 30, 2003.

On July 30, 2003, Samuel Cornelius Phillips died aged 80. He was record producer, radio DJ, and founder of “Sun Records” and “Sun Studio”, in Memphis, Tennessee. In the 1940s, Phillips worked as a DJ for “Muscle Shoals”, Alabama radio station “WLAY”. In 1951, Phillips recorded what is considered to be the first rock and roll record, “Rocket 88” by Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats. He discovered and produced recordings by Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Howlin’ Wolf.

On July 14, 2009.

On July 14, 2009, “Beat the World Records” label released “The Dandy Warhols Are Sound”, the seventh Dandy Warhols studio album. It is the original mix of the band’s 2003 album “Welcome to the Monkey House”, by “Grammy Award” winning soul music mixing engineer Russell Elevado.


  • Courtney Taylor – Taylor– vocals, guitar
  • Peter Holmstrom – guitar
  • Zia McCabe – vocals, bass, keyboards
  • Brent DeBoer – vocals, drums
  • Evan Hodge IV – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Courtney Taylor-Taylor, except where noted.

  1. Burned
  2. Scientist
  3. We Used to Be Friends
  4. The Last High – Evan Dando, Courtney Taylor – Taylor
  5. Wonderful You
  6. The Dandy Warhols Loves Almost Everyone
  7. I Am Over It
  8. Heavenly
  9. Plan A
  10. Rock Bottom
  11. I Am Sound
  12. Insincere
  13. Pete Int’l Spaceport

On July 8, 2003.

On July 8, 2003, “InsideOut Music” label released “Feel Euphoria”, the seventh Spock’s Beard studio album. It was recorded in 2003 and was produced by Nick D’Virgilio, Alan Morse, Ryo Okumoto, and Dave Meros.


  • Nick D’Virgilio– lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, drums, percussion, loops, arranger
  • Alan Morse– vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, arranger
  • Ryo Okumoto– keyboards, arranger
  • Dave Meros– basses, arranger
  • John Boegehold – synths, “backward stuff”
  • Gina Ballina – French horn
  • Claire Pasquale – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Steve Velez – cello
  • J’Anna Jacoby – violin
  • Richard Mouser – recording, engineering, mixing
  • Jay Frigoletto – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Nick D’Virgilio, except where noted.

  1. Onomatopoeia – Nick D’Virgilio, Alan Morse, John Boegehold
  2. The Bottom Line – Nick D’Virgilio, Stan Ausmus
  3. Feel Euphoria – Nick D’Virgilio, Ryo Okumoto
  4. Shining Star
  5. East of Eden, West of Memphis – Alan Morse, John Boegehold
  6. Ghost of Autumn – Dave Mergos, John Boegehold
  7. A Guy Named Sid, Pt. 1” Intro
  8. A Guy Named Sid, Pt. 2 Same Old Story
  9. A Guy Named Sid, Pt. 3 You Don’t Know
  10. A Guy Named Sid, Pt. 4 Judge
  11. A Guy Named Sid, Pt. 5 Sid’s Boys Choir
  12. A Guy Named Sid, Pt. 6 Change
  13. Carry On

On July 6, 2004.

On July 6, 2004, “Maple Music Recordings” label released “Star Trails”, the twelve Spirit of the West album. It was recorded 2003 – 2004, at “Cold Creek Studios”, “Greenhouse Studios Inc.”, “Thunder Child Studio” in Canada, and was produced by John Mann, Geoffrey Kelly, Hugh McMillan, Vince R. Ditrich, Tobin ‘Gull’ Frank,


  • John Mann – vocals, guitar, arrangements
  • Geoffrey Kelly – vocals, flute, whistle, guitar, arrangements
  • Hugh McMillan – bass, mandolin, guitar, lap steel guitar, banjo, piano, arrangements, engineer, editing, mixing
  • Vince R. Ditrich – vocals, drums, percussion, arrangements, editing, mixing
  • Tobin ‘Gull’ Frank – vocals, piano, organ, accordion, arrangements
  • Oliver Schroer – violin
  • Colleen Eccleston – vocals
  • Alan Stokes, Jay Evjen, Scotte Cooke – backing vocals
  • Alec Watson – accordion, engineer
  • Steven Drake – vibraphone, engineer
  • Krischan Grohne – backing vocals, engineer
  • Chris “Professor Higgins” Hibbins – engineer
  • Ricardo Almeida – engineer, technician
  • Allan Rodger – engineer, technician
  • Andrew M. White – engineer
  • Michael Donegani – backing vocals, assistant engineer
  • Julian Bakker – assistant engineer
  • Brandon Cherrington – mixing
  • Jeff Sitar – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by John Mann and Geoffrey Kelly.

  1. Small, Small World
  2. Waiting for Martin
  3. Come Back Oscar
  4. July
  5. The Wedding Speech (Drink and Be Merry)
  6. Out of the Boy
  7. Be a Guy
  8. Enough, Already Alright (Hello Cleveland)
  9. King of Scotland
  10. Morning in the Bath Abbey

On June 17, 2003.

On June 17, 2003, “Wincraft Music” label released “About Time”, the eighth Steve Winwood studio album. It was recorded in 2003, and was produced by Johnson Somerset and Steve Winwood.


  • Steve Winwood– vocals, Hammond B3 organ
  • José Pires de Almeida Neto– guitar
  • Walfredo Reyes, Jr.– drums, additional percussion
  • Karl Vanden Bossche – congas
  • Richard Bailey – timbales
  • Karl Denson– saxophone, flute
  • George Shilling – engineer
  • James Towler – engineer assistant, mixing
  • Tony Cousins – mastering
  • Bunt Stafford-Clark – mastering (bonus tracks)
  • Michael Rios – artwork
  • Gordon Jackson – photography
  • Andy Dutlinger, Mark Berger (Madison House Design) – CD booklet

Track listing:

  1. Different Light – Steve Winwood
  2. Cigano (For the Gypsies) – Steve Winwood, Jose Neto
  3. Take It to the Final Hour – Steve Winwood, Anthony Crawford
  4. Why Can’t We Live Together – Timmy Thomas
  5. Domingo Morning – Steve Winwood, José Pires de Almeida Neto
  6. Now That You’re Alive – Steve Winwood, Eugenia Winwood
  7. Bully – Steve Winwood, Eugenia Winwood
  8. Phoenix Rising – Steve Winwood, William Topley
  9. Horizon – Steve Winwood, Eugenia Winwood
  10. Walking On – Steve Winwood, Anthony Crawford
  11. Silvia (Who Is She?) – Steve Winwood, José Pires de AlmeidaNeto
  12. Dear Mr. Fantasy (Live) – Chris Wood, Steve Winwood
  13. Why Can’t We Live Together (Live) – Timmy Thomas
  14. Voodoo Chile – Jimi Hendrix


On June 10, 2003.

On June 10, 2003, “Reprise” label released “Everything Must Go”, the ninth Steely Dan studio album. It was recorded 2001 – 2003, at “Sear Sound”, “Skyline Studios” and “River Sound” in  New York City, “Hyperbolic Sound” in Maui, “Bearsville Studios” in Bearsville, and was produced by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. It was the last studio album with founding member Walter Becker before his death in 2017.


  • Donald Fagen– lead vocals, organ, synthesizer, piano, Hohner Clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, solo synth, percussion, horn arrangements, arrangements
  • Walter Becker– lead vocals, bass, solo guitar, percussion, arrangements
  • Ted Baker – piano, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer
  • Bill Charlap– piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Jon Herington– guitar
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar
  • Keith Carlock– drums
  • Gordon Gottlieb – percussion
  • Ken Hitchcock – clarinet
  • Walt Weiskopf– alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Chris Potter– tenor saxophone
  • Roger Rosenberg – baritone saxophone
  • Tony Kadleck – trumpet
  • Michael Leonhart– trumpet
  • Jim Pugh– trombone
  • Tawatha Agee– background vocals
  • Ada Dyer – background vocals
  • Michael Harvey – background vocals
  • Carolyn Leonhart– background vocals
  • Cindy Mizelle – background vocals
  • Catherine Russell– background vocals
  • Brenda White-King – background vocals
  • Sam Berd – technician
  • Art Smith – drum technician
  • Sam Berd – piano tuner
  • Tom Doherty, Roger Nichols, Dave Russell, Elliot Scheiner – engineer
  • Suzy Barrows, Tom Doherty, Steve Mazur, Keith Nelson, Todd Parker, Matt Scheiner – assistant engineer
  • Elliot Scheiner – mixing
  • Joe Peccerillo – mixing assistant
  • Darcy Proper – mastering
  • Larry Alexander – editing

Track listing:

All tracks by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen.

  1. The Last Mall
  2. Things I Miss the Most
  3. Blues Beach
  4. Godwhacker
  5. Slang of Ages
  6. Green Book
  7. Pixeleen
  8. Lunch With Gina
  9. Everything Must Go