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On September 3, 1996.

On September 3, 1996, “Capitol” label released “Venus Isle”, the third Eric Johnson studio album. It was recorded in 1996, at “Saucer One Studio” and “Arlyn Studios” in Austin, Texas, “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, “Digital Services Recording”, “Rocket Ranch Studios” in Houston, “Reelsound Recording Company” in Buda, Texas, and was produced by Eric Johnson and Richard Mullen.

Personnel:

  • Eric Johnson – lead vocals, guitar, guitar synthesizer, synthesizer, piano, electric sitar, arrangements, engineer
  • Amit Chatterjee – vocals
  • Christopher Cross – vocals
  • Jimmie Vaughan – additional guitar
  • Steve Barber – synthesizer, Hammond B3, arrangements
  • Kyle Brock – bass, arrangements
  • Roscoe Beck – bass, engineering
  • Chris Maresh – bass
  • Tommy Taylor – drums, percussion, arrangements
  • Bill Maddox – drums, engineer
  • James Fenner – percussion
  • Chris Searles – percussion
  • Richard Kilmer – strings
  • Bruce Williams – strings
  • Jennifer Bourianoff – strings
  • Anthony Stogner – strings
  • Scott McIntosh – trumpet

Track listing:

All tracks by Eric Johnson, except where noted.

  1. Venus Isle
  2. Battle We Have Won
  3. All About You
  4. S.R.V.
  5. Lonely in the Night – Vince Mariani
  6. Manhattan
  7. Camel’s Night Out – Kyle Brock, Mark Younger-Smith
  8. Song for Lynette
  9. When the Sun Meets the Sky – Johnson, Steve Barber
  10. Pavilion
  11. Venus Reprise

On December 13, 1988.

On December 13, 1988, “Columbia” label released “The Best Years of Our Lives”, the eighteenth Neil Diamond studio album. It was recorded in 1988, at “Chartmaker Studios”, “Lion Share Recording Studios”, “Village Recorders”, “Ocean Way Recording” in Los Angeles, “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, “Omnisound Recording Studios” in Nashville, “Seacost Sound” in Victoria, British Columbia, and was produced by David Foster.

Personnel:

  • Neil Diamond – lead vocals
  • Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Renée Geyer, Richard Page – backing vocals
  • Richard Bennett – acoustic guitar
  • Dean Parks – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Michael Landau, Steve Lukather – electric guitar
  • Mike Brignardello, Reinie Press – bass guitar
  • Tris Imboden, Paul Leim, Carlos Vega – drums
  • Michael Boddicker, Robbie Buchanan, David Foster, Tom Hensley, Alan Lindgren, Michael Omartian, David Paich – keyboards
  • Rick Bowen, Rhett Lawrence, Kevin Maloney – synthesizer programming
  • Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Dan Higgins, Bill Reichenbach Jr., Larry Williams – horns
  • David Foster, Jerry Hey – horn arrangements
  • Jeremy Lubbock – string arrangements
  • David Foster – arranger
  • Sam Cole, Chris Earthy – production coordination
  • Ned Brown, Barry Cardinale, Larry E. Williams, Alison Zanetos – production assistant
  • Jeffrey Woodruff – engineer
  • Jesse Kanner, Ray Pyle, Dave Reitzas – engineer assistant
  • Humberto Gatica – mixing
  • Mauricio Guerrero, Laura Livingston – mixing assistant
  • George Marino – mastering
  • David Kirschner – art direction, design
  • Beverley Lazor-Bahr – additional design
  • Matthew Rolston – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Diamond, except where noted.

  1. The Best Years of Our Lives
  2. Hard Times for Lovers
  3. This Time – Neil Diamond, David Foster, Jeremy Lubbock
  4. Everything’s Gonna Be Fine – Neil Diamond, Weldon Dean Parks
  5. Hooked on the Memory of You
  6. Take Care of Me – Neil Diamond, David Foster
  7. Baby Can I Hold You – Tracy Chapman
  8. Carmelita’s Eyes – Neil Diamond, David Foster
  9. Courtin’ Disaster – Neil Diamond, David Foster
  10. If I Couldn’t See You Again
  11. Long Hard Climb – Neil Diamond, Tom Hensley, Alan Lindgren

On November 29, 1993.

On November 29, 1993, “ZYX Music” label released “Bastards”, the eleventh Motörhead studio album. It was recorded in 1993, at “A&M Studios” and “Prime Time Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Howard Benson.

Personnel:

  • Lemmy (Ian Kilmister) – lead vocals, bass, acoustic guitar
  • Phil “Zööm” Campbell – rhythm and lead guitar
  • Michael “Würzel” Burston – rhythm and lead guitar
  • Mikkey Dee – drums
  • Howard Benson – keyboards, mixing
  • Ryan Dorn – engineer, mixing
  • John Aguto – assistant engineer
  • Randy Wine – assistant engineer
  • Darrin Mann – assistant engineer
  • John Gaudesi – assistant engineer
  • Gregg Barrett – assistant engineer
  • Devin Foutz – assistant engineer
  • Eddy Schreyer – mastering
  • Lisa Lake – art design, layout
  • Connie Williamson – art design, layout
  • Joe Petagno Snaggletooth – album cover
  • Henri Clausei – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Kilmister, Phil Campbell, Michael Burston, Mikkey Dee except where noted.

  1. On Your Feet or on Your Knees
  2. Burner
  3. Death of Glory
  4. I Am the Sword
  5. Born to raise hell – Ian Kilmister
  6. Don’t Let Daddy Kiss Me – Ian Kilmister
  7. Bad Woman
  8. Liar
  9. Lost in the Ozone
  10. I’m Your Man
  11. We Bring the Shake
  12. Devils

On November 8, 1971.

On November 8, 1971, “A&M” label released “I Wrote a Simple Song”, the sixth Billy Preston studio album. It was recorded February, August and September 1971, at “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Billy Preston.

Personnel:

  • Billy Preston – vocals, piano, Hammond organ, keyboards
  • David T. Walker – electric guitar
  • George Harrison – guitar, dobro
  • Manuel Kellough – drums
  • King Errisson – congas, percussion
  • Rocky Peoples – tenor saxophone
  • Carlos Garnette – trumpet
  • Quincy Jones – string and horn arrangements
  • Clydie King, Douglas Gibbs, Duane Rogers, Eugene Bryant, Jesse Kirkland, Merry Clayton, Myrna Matthews, Patrice Holloway, Sherrell Atwood, Venetta Fields – backing vocals,
  • Roland Young – art direction
  • Jim McCrary – photography
  • Tommy Vicari – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Preston and Joe Green, except where noted.

  1. Should Have Known Better
  2. I Wrote a Simple Song
  3. John Henry – Billy Preston, Robert Sam
  4. Without a Song – William Rose, Edward Eliscu, Vincent Youmans
  5. The Bus
  6. Outa-Space
  7. The Looner Tune – Billy Preston, Joe Greene, Jesse Kirkland
  8. You Done Got Older – Billy Preston, Bruce Fisher
  9. Swing Down Chariot – traditional; arranged by Billy Preston, Joe Greene
  10. God Is Great
  11. My Country, ‘Tis of Thee – traditional

On August 29, 1987.

On August 29, 1987, “Virgin” label released “Sentimental Hygiene”, the sixth Warren Zevon studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “Record One” in Los Angeles, “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, “Cheshire Sound Studios” in Atlanta, Georgia, and was produced by Warren Zevon, Niko Bolas, and Andrew Slater.

Personnel:

  • Warren Zevon – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, piano, keyboards, emulator
  • Bob Dylan– harmonica
  • Neil Young– lead guitar
  • Mike Campbell– guitar
  • Peter Buck– guitar
  • Rick Richards– guitar
  • Waddy Wachtel– acoustic guitar
  • Brian Setzer– lead guitar
  • Jai Winding – keyboards
  • Leland Sklar– bass guitar
  • Mike Mills– bass guitar
  • Jorge Calderón– bass guitar, harmony
  • Flea– bass guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Darius Degher – sitar
  • Amp Fiddler– keyboards
  • DeWayne “Blackbyrd” McKnight– guitar
  • David Lindley– lap steel guitar, bowed saz
  • Stan Lynch– harmony
  • Don Henley– harmony
  • Michael Stipe– harmony
  • Jennifer Warnes– harmony
  • Bill Berry– drums
  • Craig Krampf– drums
  • Will Alexander, Brian Bell – computer programming
  • Niko Bolas, George Clinton, Larry Ferguson – arranger
  • Willie Alexander, Brian Bell – programming, computers
  • Duncan Aldrich, Niko Bolas, Richard Bosworth – engineer
  • Richard Cottrell, Richard Landers, Bob Levy, Mark McKenna, Dan Nash, Bob Vogt – assistant engineer
  • Niko Bolas, Larry Ferguson, Shelly Yakus – mixing
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff, Margo Chase – art direction
  • Herb Ritts – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Warren Zevon, except where noted.

  1. Sentimental Hygiene
  2. Boom Boom Mancini
  3. The Factory
  4. Trouble Waiting to Happen – J. D. Southe, Warren Zevon
  5. Reconsider Me
  6. Detox Mansion – Jorge Calderon, Warren Zevon
  7. Bad Karma
  8. Even a Dog Can Shake Hands – Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Warren Zevon
  9. The Heartache
  10. Leave My Monkey Alone

In July 1979.

In July 1979, “Motown” label released “Midnight Magic”, the seventh Commodores studio album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Motown Recording Studios” and “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by James Anthony Carmichael, Lionel Richie, Thomas McClary, Milan Williams, Ronald LaPread, William King and Walter Orange.

Personnel:

  • Lionel Richie– vocals, piano, keyboards, saxophone
  • Thomas McClary– vocals, guitar
  • Milan Williams– keyboards
  • Ronald LaPread – bass guitar
  • William King– trumpet
  • Walter Orange – vocals, drums

Track listing:

  1. Gettin’ It – David Cochrane, Walter Orange
  2. Midnight Magic – Thomas McClary, Lionel Richie
  3. You’re Special – William King, Harold Hudson
  4. Still – Lionel Richie
  5. Wonderland – Milan Williams
  6. Sexy Lady – Thomas McClary
  7. Lovin’ You – Ronald LaPread
  8. Sail On – Lionel Richie
  9. 12:01 A.M. (reprise) – Thomas McClary, Lionel Richie

In June 1973.

In June 1973, “Ode” and “A&M” labels released “Fantasy”, the fifth Carole King album. It was recorded in 1973, at “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lou Adler.

Personnel:

  • Carole King – lead and backing vocals, piano, arrangements
  • David T. Walker- guitar
  • Charles Larkey – bass guitar
  • Susan Ranney – bass guitar
  • Harvey Mason- drums
  • Bobbye Hall- percussion
  • Eddie Kendricks- backing vocals
  • Tom Scott, Curtis Amy, Ernie Watts, Mike Altschul – saxophone
  • Chuck Findley, Ollie Mitchell, Al Aarons – trumpet
  • Charles Loper, George Bohanon, Dick Hyde- trombone
  • Ken Yerke, Barry Socher, Sheldon Sanov, Haim Shtrum, Kathleen Lenski, Miwako Watanabe, Glen Dicterow, Polly Sweeney, Robert Lipsett, Gordon Marron Strings – violin
  • Denyse Buffum, David Campbell, Alan DeVeritch, Ronald Folsom – viola
  • Jeffrey Solow, Judith Perett – cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King.

  1. Fantasy Beginning
  2. You’ve Been Around Too Long
  3. Being at War With Each Other
  4. Directions
  5. That’s How Things Go Down
  6. Weekdays
  7. Haywood
  8. A Quiet Place to Live
  9. Welfare Symphony
  10. You Light Up My Life
  11. Corazón
  12. Believe in Humanity
  13. Fantasy End

On May 16, 1969.

On May 16, 1969, “A&M” label released “Rehearsals for Retirement”, Phil Ochs’s sixth album. It was recorded 1968 – 1969, at “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Larry Marks.

Personnel:

  • Phil Ochs – vocals, guitar
  • Lincoln Mayorga– piano, accordion
  • Bob Rafkin– guitar, bass
  • Kevin Kelley– drums
  • Ian Freebairn-Smith– arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Phil Ochs.

  1. Pretty Smart on My Part
  2. The Doll House
  3. I Kill Therefore I Am
  4. William Butler Yeats Visits Lincoln Park and Escapes Unscathed
  5. Untitled (Where Were You in Chicago?)
  6. My Life
  7. The Scorpion Departs but Never Returns
  8. The World Began in Eden and Ended in Los Angeles
  9. Doesn’t Lenny Live Here Anymore?
  10. Another Age
  11. Rehearsals for Retirement

On May 11, 1993.

On May 11, 1993, “Relativity” label released “Kingdom of Desire”, the eighth Toto studio album. It was recorded in 1992 at “A&M Studios”, “Skywalker Studios”, Schnee Studios”, “Devonshire Sound Studios”, “Record One”, “Rumbo Recorders”, “Castle Oak Studios”, “Track Record”, “Mad Hatter Studios”, “Pacifique Recording Studios”, “Enterprise Studios” and “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Danny Kortchmar, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Mike Porcaro and Jeff Porcaro.

Personnel:

  • Steve Lukather– lead and backing vocals, guitars
  • David Paich– piano, organ, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Mike Porcaro– bass guitar
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, percussion
  • Steve Porcaro– synthesizers
  • John Jessel – synthesizer programming
  • J. Vanston– synthesizer
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Jim Keltner– percussion
  • Chris Trujillo – percussion
  • Joe Porcaro– percussion
  • Gary Herbig – saxophone
  • Don Menza– saxophone
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet
  • John Elefante– backing vocals
  • Alex Brown – backing vocals
  • Phillip Ingram– backing vocals
  • Angel Rogers – backing vocals
  • Fred White – backing vocals
  • Steve George– backing vocals
  • Richard Page– backing vocals
  • Bobby Womack– backing vocals
  • John Fogerty– backing vocals
  • Kevin Dorsey – backing vocals
  • Arnold McCuller– backing vocals
  • Billy Sherwood– backing vocals
  • Stan Lynch– backing vocals
  • Jenny Douglas-McRae – backing vocals
  • Jackie McGhee – backing vocals
  • Phil Perry– backing vocals
  • Jess Sutcliffe – production coordination, engineer
  • Niko Bolas, John Jessel, Greg Ladanyi – engineer
  • Anas Allaf, Mike Arvold, Shawn Berman, Kyle Bess, Ken Deranteriasian, Bob Edwards, Jeff Graham, Rob Jaczko, Dick Kaneshiro, Fred Kelly Jr., Ed Korengo, Keith Kresge, Tim Larber, Randy Long, Jeff Lorenzen, Rick Plant, Chris Rich, Rail Rogut, Thom Russo, Darian Sahanaja, M.T. Silva, Mick Stern, Bart Stevens, Randy Wine – recording engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig- mastering
  • Nancy Donald – art direction
  • Rick Patrick – illustration, logo design
  • Dennis Keeley – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Lukather, David Paich, Mike Porcaro and Jeff Porcaro, except where noted.

  1. Gypsy Train
  2. Don’t Chain My Heart
  3. Never Enough – Steve Lukather, David Paich, Mike Porcaro, Jeff Porcaro, Fee Waybill
  4. How Many Times
  5. 2 Hearts
  6. Wing of Time
  7. She Knows the Devil
  8. The Other Side – David Paich, Billy Sherwood, Rory Kaplan
  9. Only You
  10. Kick Down the Walls – Danny Kortchmar, Stan Lynch
  11. Kingdom of Desire – Danny Kortchmar
  12. Jake to the Bone

On March 21, 1995.

On March 21, 1995, “EMI Music Canada” label released “The Edges of Twilight”, the third Tea Party album. It was recorded 1994 – 1995, at “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jeff Martin and Ed Stasium.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Martin – vocals, guitars
  • Jeff Burrows – drums, percussion
  • Stuart Chatwood – bass guitars
  • Roy Harper- spoken word
  • Ed Stasium – recording, mixing
  • Paul Hamingson – engineering
  • Dave Collins – mastering
  • Patrick Duffy – art direction, design

Track listing:

  1. Fire in the Head
  2. The Bazaar
  3. Correspondences
  4. The Badger
  5. Silence
  6. Sister Awake
  7. Turn the Lamp Down Low
  8. Shadows on the Mountainside
  9. Drawing Down the Moon
  10. Inanna
  11. Coming Home
  12. Walk With Me