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On June 17, 1983.

On June 17, 1983, “A&M” label released “Synchronicity”, the fifth and final Police (the) studio album. It was recorded December 1982 – February 1983, at “Air” in Montserrat, “Le Studio” in Quebec, and was produced by Hugh Padgham, Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland.

Personnel:

  • Sting – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, upright bass, keyboards, drum machine, sequencer, saxophone, oboe
  • Andy Summers – lead and backing vocals, electric guitars, keyboards
  • Stewart Copeland – drums, marimba, percussion, backing vocals
  • Hugh Padgham – engineer
  • Renate Blauel – engineer assistant
  • Robbie Whelan – engineer assistant
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Jeff Ayeroff – art direction, design
  • Norman Moore – art direction, design
  • Duane Michals – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Sting, except where noted.

  1. Synchronicity I
  2. Walking in Your Footsteps
  3. O My God
  4. Mother – Andy Summers
  5. Miss Gradenko – Stewart Copeland
  6. Synchronicity II
  7. Every Breath You Take
  8. King of Pain
  9. Wrapper Around Your Finger
  10. Tea in the Sahara

In June 1970,

In June 1970, “A&M” label released “The Other Side of Abbey Road”, the eight George Benson album. It was recorded October – November 1969, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • George Benson – vocals, guitar
  • Bob James – acoustic piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Herbie Hancock – acoustic piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Ernie Hayes – acoustic piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Jerry Jemmott – bass
  • Idris Muhammad – drums
  • Ed Shaughnessy – drums
  • Ray Barretto – percussion
  • Andy Gonzalez – percussion
  • Sonny Fortune – alto saxophone
  • Jerome Richardson – tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute
  • Don Ashworth – baritone saxophone
  • Phil Bodner – flute, oboe
  • Hubert Laws – flute
  • Wayne Andre – trombone, euphonium
  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Mel Davis – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Bernie Glow – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Marvin Stamm – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Raoul Poliakin – violin
  • Max Pollikoff – violin
  • Emanuel Vardi – viola
  • George Ricci – cello
  • Don Sebesky – arrangements
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Sam Antupit – design
  • Eric Meola – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except where noted.

  1. Golden Slumbers / You Never Give Me Your Money
  2. Because / Come Together
  3. Oh! Darling
  4. Here Comes the Sun – George Harrison / I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
  5. Something – George Harrisons / Octopus’s Garden – Richard Starkey / The End

In October 1972.

In October 1972, “A&M” label released “The Lady’s Not for Sale”, the third Rita Coolidge studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Wally Heider Studios” and “Sunset Sound “ in Los Angeles   and was produced by David Anderle.

Personnel:

  • Rita Coolidge – vocals
  • Marc Benno – guitar
  • Al Kooper – lead guitar
  • John Sebastian – harmonica
  • Jerry McGee – acoustic guitar
  • Bernie Leadon – guitar
  • Al Perkins Jr. – pedal steel and National slide guitar
  • Mike Utley – keyboards
  • Booker T. Jones – flute, background vocals
  • Carl Radle – bass
  • Lee Sklar – bass
  • Russ Kunkel – drums, percussion

The Dixie Flyers

  • Charlie Freeman – guitar
  • Marc Benno – guitar
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow – pedal steel guitar
  • Al Perkins Jr. – pedal steel guitar
  • Mike Utley – keyboards
  • Tommy McClure – bass
  • Sammy Creason – drums
  • Marc Benno – arrangements                                                                                
  • Kris Kristofferson – backing vocals, arrangement
  • Priscilla Jones, Donna Weiss, Venetta Fields, Sherlie Matthews, Maxine Willard – backing vocals
  • Glyn Johns, John Haeny, Richie Moore – recording engineer
  • David Anderle – mixing
  • Roland Young – art direction
  • Chuck Beeson – design
  • Bob Jenkins – front and back cover photography

Track listing:

  1. My Crew – Priscilla Jones, Booker T. Jones
  2. Fever – Johnny Davenport, Eddie Cooley
  3. Bird on a Wire – Leonard Cohen
  4. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – Bob Dylan
  5. A Woman Left Lonely – Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn
  6. Whiskey Whiskey – Tom Ghent
  7. Everybody Loves a Winner – William Bell, Booker T. Jones
  8. Donut Man – Marc Benno, Irvin Benno
  9. Inside of Me – Marc Benno, Irvin Benno, Mike Utley
  10. The Lady’s Not for Sale – Kris Kristofferson, Carol Pugh

In July 1971.

In July 1971, “A&M” label released “Booker T. & Priscilla” album by Booket T. Jones and Priscilla Jones. It was recorded January – February 1971 at “Sunset Sound”, “A&M Records” and “Wally Heider Studios”, and was produced by Booket T. Jones and Priscilla Jones.

Personnel:

  • Booker T. Jones – guitar, keyboards, string arrangements
  • Priscilla Jones – piano
  • Gerry McGhee, Jesse “Indian Ed” Davis – guitar
  • Sanford Konikoff – tambourine
  • Tim Hill – harmonica
  • Jim Horn – oboe
  • Chris Ethridge – bass
  • Jim Keltner – drums, percussion
  • Bobbye Hall Porter – percussion
  • Roland Young – art direction
  • Chuck Beeson – deisgn
  • Jim McCary – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Priscilla Jones, except where noted.

  1. The Wedding Song – Booker T. Jones
  2. She – Chris Ethridge, Graham Parsons
  3. The Indian Song – Booker T. Jones, Priscilla Jones
  4. For Priscilla – Booker T. Jones
  5. The Delta Song
  6. Why
  7. Mississippi Voodoo
  8. Cool Black Dream
  9. Sweet Child You’re Not Alone – Donna Weiss
  10. He – Booker T. Jones, Priscilla Jones
  11. Sister Babe
  12. Earth Children – Booker T. Jones, Priscilla Jones
  13. Wather Brothers
  14. Medley from the Jones Ranch
  15. Funny Honey – Bookler T. Jones, Priscilla Jones
  16. California Girl – Booker T. Jones, Priscilla Jones
  17. The Sun Don’t Shine – Booker T. Jones
  18. Ole Man Trouble – Booker T. Jones

On June 20, 1980.

On June 20, 1980, “A&M” label released “Rise Up”, the eight Peter Frampton album. It was recorded in November 1980, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Peter Frampton.

Personnel:

  • Peter Frampton – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards
  • Bos Sabino – keyboards
  • Bob Mayo – keyboards, guitar, backing vocals
  • Billy Alessi – Yamaha CP 70, Korg ES 50
  • Elliot Randall – backing guitar
  • John Regan – bass guitar
  • Stanley Sheldon – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Gary Mallaber – drums 
  • Jamie Oldaker – drums
  • Anton Fig – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Frampton, except where noted.

  1. You Kill Me
  2. I Don’t Wanna Let You Go
  3. Rise Up – Alessi Brothers
  4. Breaking All The Rules – Peter Frampton, Keith Reid
  5. Wasting The Night Away
  6. Midland Maniac – Steve Winwood, lyrics reworked by Peter Frampton
  7. I Can’t Stand It (Live)
  8. I’m in You (Live)

On May 30, 1979.

On May 30, 1979, “A&M” label released “Where I Should Be”, the sixth Peter Frampton studio album. It was recorded November 1978 – May 1979, at “The Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Peter Frampton.

Personnel:

  • Peter Frampton – vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Steve Cropper – guitar
  • Bob Mayo – keyboards
  • Eddie N. Watkins, Jr. – bass
  • Stanley Sheldon – bass
  • Donald Dunn – bass
  • Tower of Power – horn section
  • Gary Mallaber – drums
  • Jamie Oldaker – drums
  • Steve Forman – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Frampton, except where noted.

  1. I Can’t Stand It No More
  2. Got My Feet Back on the Ground – Peter Frampton, Rodney Eckerman
  3. Where I Should Be (Monkey Song)
  4. Everything I Need – Peter Frampton, Bob Mayo
  5. May I Baby – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  6. You Don’t Know Like I Know – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  7. She Don’t Reply
  8. We’ve Just Begun – Peter Frampton, Bob Mayo
  9. It’s a Sad Affair

On February 5, 2008.

On February 5, 2008, “A&M” label released “Detours”, the sixth Sheryl Crow studio album. It was recorded in 2007, at “The Hit Farm” in Nashville, “Odditorium Recorders” in California, “Sage and Sound Studios” in Hollywood, “Glenwood Place Studios” in Burbank, “The Pass Studios” in Los Angeles, “2 Seas Records” in Bahrain, and was produced by Bill Bottrell.

Personnel:

  • Sheryl Crow – vocals, choir, chorus, organ, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, piano, accordion, handclapping
  • Bill Bottrell – vocals, choir, chorus, organ, synthesizer, acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, acoustic bass, synthesizer bass, percussion, pedal steel, drums, marimba, pipe, mellotron, acoustic bass, string arrangements, drum programming, wurlitzer, engineer, mixing,
  • Doyle Bramhall II – electric guitar
  • Mike Elizondo – synthesizer, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, drums, sampling, drum programming
  • Jeff Trott – acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, vocals, choir, chorus, slide guitar
  • Brian MacLeod – percussion, drums, sampling, drum programming
  • Jeremy Stacey – piano, drums, timbales, vocals, kalimba
  • Ben Harper – vocals
  • Marva Soogrim – vocals
  • Rosanna Arquette – vocals
  • Ahmed AlHirmi – vocals
  • Abdulla AlKhalifa – vocal arrangement, vocal producer
  • Matt Butler – cello
  • Wyatt Crow – noise
  • Greg d’Augelli – brass
  • Mike Rowe – flute sample
  • Eric Fritsch – engineer
  • Matt Tait – engineer
  • Alex Pavlides – assistant engineer
  • Brendan Dekora – assistant engineer
  • Zeph Sowers – assistant engineer
  • Ken Takahashi – assistant engineer
  • David Allen Young – assistant engineer
  • Adrián Agustin – assistant engineer
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Teresa Bustillo – assistant
  • Chris Hudson – production coordination
  • Julian Peploe – art direction, package design
  • Catherine Berclaz – art direction, creative director
  • Norman Jean Roy – photography
  • Shari Sutcliffe – contractor

Track listing:

All tracks by Sheryl Crow, except where noted.

  1. God Bless This Mess
  2. Shine over Babylon – lyrics by Sheryl Crow, Bill Bottrell, music by Shery Crow, Bill Bottrell, Brian MacLeod, Eric Schermerhorn
  3. Love Is Free – Sheryl Crow, Bill Bottrell
  4. Peace Be Upon Us – Sheryl Crow, Mike Elizondo, Bill Bottrell, Jeff Trott
  5. Gasoline – Sheryl Crow, Bill Bottrell, Jeff Trott
  6. Out of Our Heads – lyrics by Sheryl Crow, Bill Bottrell, music by Bill Bottrell
  7. Detours
  8. Now That You’re Gone
  9. Drunk with the Thought of You
  10. Diamond Ring – Sheryl Crow, Jeff Trott
  11. Motivation – Sheryl Crow, Bill Bottrell
  12. Make It Go Away (Radiation Song)
  13. Love Is All There Is – Sheryl Crow, Mike Elizondo, Jeff Trott
  14. Lullaby for Wyatt

On January 1, 1975

On January 1, 1975, “A&M” label released the self-titled, debut Hummingbird album. It was recorded July 1973 – October 1974, and was produced by Ian “Sammy” Samwell.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Tench – vocals, guitar
  • Bernie Holland – guitar
  • Clive Chaman – bass
  • Max Middleton – keyboards
  • Conrad Isidore – drums
  • Linda Lewis – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Conrad Isidore, except where noted.

  1. Music Flowing
  2. You Can Keep the Money
  3. Such a Long Ways
  4. Horrors – Bernie Holland
  5. I Don’t Know Why I Love You – Hardaway, Hunter, Riser, Wonder
  6. Maybe – Clive Chaman, Finesilver, Max Middleton, Bobby Tench
  7. For the Children’s Sake
  8. Ocean Blues
  9. Island of Dreams

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On November 13, 1995.

On November 13, 1995, “A&M” label released “Ridiculous”, the eleventh Squeeze studio album. It was recorded in 1995, and was produced by Peter Smith and Glenn Tilbrook.

Personnel:

  • Chris Difford – guitar, backing vocals
  • Glenn Tilbrook – lead and backing vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Keith Wilkinson – bass, backing vocals
  • Kevin Wilkinson – drums
  • Chris Braide – background vocals
  • Cathy Dennis – co-lead vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook except where noted.

  1. Electric Trains
  2. Heaven Knows
  3. Grouch of the Day
  4. Walk Away
  5. This Summer
  6. Got to Me – Keith Wilkinson
  7. Long Face
  8. I Want You
  9. Daphne
  10. Lost for Words
  11. Great Escape
  12. Temptation for Love
  13. Sound Asleep
  14. Fingertips

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