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On April 8, 2008.

On April 8, 2008, “Vapor Records” label released “Because Her Beauty Is Raw and Wild”, the thirteen Jonathan Richman solo album.

Personnel:

  • Jonathan Richman – vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Suzanne Pieskar – piano
  • Roger Montalbano – vocals
  • Miles Montalbano – vocals, bass
  • Greg Keranen – bass
  • Tommy Larkins – drums, percussion
  • Miles Montalbano – photography
  • Rory Earnshaw – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jonathan Richman, except where noted.

  1. Because Her Beauty Is Raw and Wild
  2. No One Was Like Vermeer
  3. Time Has Been Going By So Fast
  4. Es Como El Pan
  5. Our Drab Ways
  6. The Lovers Are Here and They’re Full of Sweat
  7. Le Printemps Des Amoreux Est Venue
  8. When We Refuse to Suffer
  9. This Romance Will Be Different for Me
  10. Old World
  11. Our Party Will Be On The Beach Tonight
  12. When We Refuse to Suffer [second version]
  13. Here It Is – Leonard Cohen
  14. As My Mother Lay Lying

On April 8, 1977.

On April 8, 1977, “EMI” and “Capitol” labels released “Diamantina Cocktail” the third Little River Band album. It was recorded in 1976 and was produced by John Boylan, Glenn Shorrock, Graham Goble, Beeb Birtles, David Briggs, George McArdle and Derek Pellicci.

Personnel:

  • Glenn Shorrock – lead vocals, piano
  • Graham Goble – vocals, guitars
  • Beeb Birtles – vocals, guitars
  • David Briggs – guitars
  • George McArdle – bass guitar
  • Derek Pellicci – drums, percussion
  • Roger McLachlan – bass
  • Eddy Denton – cor anglais
  • Peter Sullivan – piano
  • Ian Mason – piano
  • Tony Buchanan – saxophones
  • Graeme Lyall – flute

Track listing:

  1. Help Is on Its Way – Glenn Shorrock
  2. The Drifter – Graham Goble
  3. L.A. in the Sunshine – David Briggs, Glenn Shorrock
  4. The Inner Light – Graham Goble
  5. Witchery – Beeb Birtles
  6. Home on Monday – Beeb Birtles, Glenn Shorrock
  7. Happy Anniversary – Beeb Birtles, David Briggs
  8. Raelene, Raelene – Beeb Birtles
  9. Changed and Different – Graham Goble

On April 8, 2016.

On April 8, 2016, “Stax” label released “Call It What It Is”, the thirteenth Ben Harper studio album. It was recorded 2015 – 2016, at “The Village” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ben Harper, Ethan Allen, Juan Nelson, Leon Mobley, Oliver Charles, Jason Yates and Michael Ward.

Personnel:

  1. Ben Harper – vocals, guitar, slide guitar
  2. Leon Mobley – percussion, bongos, cabasa, claves, congas, djembe, flexitone, music stand, shekere, tambourine, triangle, viber flab, wind chimes, whirly tube, backing vocals
  3. Michael Ward – guitar, backing vocals
  4. Jason Yates – Hammond B3, piano, Fender Rhodes], Wurlitzers], clavinet, guitar, backing vocals
  5. Juan Nelson – bass, backing vocals
  6. Oliver Charles – drums, Djun Djun percussion, backing vocals
  7. Gabriel Burch, Matt Dyson, Will Wetzel – engineer assistant
  8. Ethan Allen – mixing
  9. Gavin Lurssen – mastering
  10. Tom Dolan – design
  11. Danny Clinch – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ben Harper, except where noted.

  1. When Sex Was Dirty
  2. Deeper and Deeper – Ben Harper, Michel Ward
  3. Call What It Is
  4. How Dark Is Gone – Ben Harper, Jason Yates, Leon Mobley
  5. Shine
  6. All That Has Grown
  7. Pink Balloon – Ben Harper, Jaclyn Harper
  8. Finding Our Way – Ben Harper, Oliver Charles
  9. Bones

On April 8, 1997.

On April 8, 1997, “DGC Records” label “Retreat from the Sun”, the third That Dog studio album. It was recorded 1996 – 1997, at “Sunset Sound Factory” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Brad Wood, Anna Waronker, Petra Haden, Rachel Haden and Tony Maxwell.

Personnel:

  • Anna Waronker– vocals, guitar, piano
  • Petra Haden– vocals, violin, strings
  • Rachel Haden– vocals, bass guitar
  • Tony Maxwell– drums, percussion, surf guitar
  • Charlotte Caffey– rhythm guitar, synthesizer
  • Alix Fournier – French horn
  • Tanya Haden– cello
  • Chick Wolverton – shaker, additional guitar
  • John Paterno – engineering, mixing
  • Brad Wood– mixing
  • Chris Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • Jesse Frohman – photography
  • Francesca Restrepo – design

Track listing:

All tracksby Anna Waronker, except where noted.

  1. I’m Gonna See You
  2. Never Say Never
  3. Being with You
  4. Gagged and Tied – Anna Waronker, Petra Haden, Rachel Hade, Tony Maxwell, Steven McDonald
  5. Retreat from the Sun
  6. Minneapolis
  7. Annie
  8. Every Time I Try
  9. Long Island
  10. Hawthorne
  11. Did You Ever – Anna Waronker, John Goldman
  12. Cowboy Hat
  13. Until the Day I Die

On April 8, 1991.

On April 8, 1991, “Virgin” label released the self – titled, and the only “Rain Tree Crow” album. It was a reunion project by the members of the band Japan. It was recorded1989 -1990, at “Miravel Studios” in Le Val, France, “Condulmer Studio Zerman di Mogliano” in Italy, “Marcus Studios”, “Eel Pie Studios” and “Air Studios” in London, “The Wool Hall” in Bath, Somerset, UK, “Ropewalk Studio in Dublin, Ireland, “Mega Studios” in Paris, and was produced by David Sylvian, Mick karn, Steve Jensen and Richard Barbieri.

Personnel:

  • David Sylvian – vocal, electric guitar, Hammond organ, electric piano, treatments, treatments, organ, percussion, Indian drum, harmonium, shortwave radio, horn arrangement, mixing, art director
  • Mick Karn– bass, saxophone, brass, pipes, wine glasses, horn arrangement
  • Richard Barbieri– synthesizer, water wheel
  • Steve Jansen– drums, Moroccan clay drum, fan drums, marimba, ceramic drums, tambourine, percussion, Hammond organ
  • Bill Nelson– guitar, blue guitar
  • Phil Palmer – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Michael Brook – bass conga
  • Djene Doumbouya – vocal
  • Djanka Djabate – vocal
  • Johnny Thirkell– trumpet, flugelhorn (as Phantom Horns)
  • Gary Barnacle– saxes (as Phantom Horns)
  • Gary Barnacle– saxophones (as Phantom Horns)
  • Johnny Thirkell– trumpet, flugelhorn (as Phantom Horns)
  • Brian Gascoigne – orchestration
  • Steve Nye– mixing
  • Pat McCarthy – mixing engineer
  • Tim Martin – engineer
  • Paonlo Carrer – assistant
  • Rupert Coulson – assistant
  • Louise McCormick – assistant
  • Bruce Davies – assistant
  • Paul Stevens – assistant
  • Richard Chadwick – co-ordinato
  • Shinya Fujiwara– cover photography
  • Russell Mills– design
  • Yuka Fujii – art director

Track listing:

All tracks by David Sylvian.

  1. Big Wheels in Shanty Town
  2. Every Colour You Are
  3. Rain Tree Crow
  4. Red Earth (As Summertime Ends)
  5. Pocket Full of Change
  6. Boat’s for Burning
  7. New Moon at Red Deer Wallow
  8. Black Water
  9. A Reassuringly Dull Sunday
  10. Blackcrow Hits Shoe Shine City
  11. Scratchings on the Bible Belt
  12. Cries and Whispers

 

On April 8, 1997.

On April 8, 1997, “GRP” label released “Urban Knights II”, the second Urban Knights album. It was recorded in 1996, and was produced by Maurice White and Carl Griffin.

Personnel:

  • Gerald Albright – soprano sax
  • Jonathan Butler – vocals, guitar
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion
  • Tony Carpenter – percussion
  • Maurice White – background vocals
  • Theresa Davis – background vocals
  • Karen Boyd – background vocals
  • Carl Carwell – background vocals
  • Valerie Mayo – background vocals
  • Sonny Emory – drums
  • Frayne Lewis – keyboards
  • Ramsey Lewis – piano, electric piano
  • Mike Logan – keyboards
  • Bill Meyers – synthesizer, Fender Rhodes, string arrangements, background vocals
  • Najee: Flute – saxophones
  • Morris Pleasure – bass
  • Chuck Webb – bass
  • Verdine White – bass
  • Jimi Randolph – synthesizer
  • Kevin Randolph – keyboards, synthesizer bass
  • Sheldon Reynolds – rhythm guitar, background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Scirroco – Bill Meyers, Maurice White
  2. Get Up – Ramsey Lewis, Frayne Lewis, Jimi Randolph
  3. Come Dance with Me – Karen Boyd, Ramsey Lewis, Kevin Randolph
  4. South African Jam – Jonathan Butler
  5. Brazilian Rain – Sonny Emory, Morris Pleasure
  6. Interlude #1 – Ramsey Lewis
  7. Summer Nights – Bill Meyers, Jimi Randolph, Maurice White
  8. Tell Me Why – Jonathan Butler, Bill Meyers, Williams
  9. Urban Paradise – Ramsey Lewis, Frayne Lewis, Kevin Randolph
  10. Drama – Cornwell, Guillaume, Hawkins, Jones
  11. Step by Step – Ramsey Lewis, Frayne Lewis, Jimi Randolph
  12. The Promise – Bill Meyers, Vannelli, Maurice White
  13. Interlude #2 – Ramsey Lewis
  14. Dawn – Kevin Randolph

On April 8, 1976.

On April 8, 1976, “Atlantic” label released the self-titled, debut Firefall album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Criteria Studios” in Miami, Florida, and was produced by Jim Mason. This album became the fastest record to achieve gold status in “Atlantic” label history, and was certified Platinum by “RIAA” in the US.

Personnel:

  • Rick Roberts– vocals, acoustic guitars
  • Larry Burnett– vocals, acoustic, rhythm and electric guitars
  • Mark Andes- bass guitar
  • Jock Bartley- lead electric and slide guitars, Bigsby Palm Pedal guitar, cover concept
  • Michael Clarke– drums
  • David Muse – piano, clavinet, synthesizer, flute, tenor sax, harmonica
  • Joe Lala – congas, timbales, shakers, tambourine, finger cymbals, sand blocks
  • Peter Graves – trombone
  • Ken Faulk – trumpet
  • Whit Sidener – baritone sax
  • George Marino– mastering
  • Karl Richardson – engineer
  • Michael Laskow – engineer assistant
  • Ralph Wernli – front cover design

Track listing:

  1. It Doesn’t Matter – Chris Hillman, Rick Roberts, Stephen Stills
  2. Love Isn’t All – Larry Burnett
  3. Livin’ Ain’t Livin’ – Rick Roberts
  4. No Way Out – Larry Burnett
  5. Dolphin’s Lullaby – Rick Roberts
  6. Cinderella – Larry Burnett
  7. Sad Ol’ Love Song – Larry Burnett
  8. You Are the Woman – Rick Roberts
  9. Mexico – Rick Roberts
  10. Do What You Want – Larry Burnett

 

On April 8, 1975.

On April 8, 1975, “Casablanca” label released “Chocolate City”, the third Parliament studio album. It was recorded 1974 – 1975, and was produced by George Clinton.

Personnel:

  • George Clinton– vocals, arrangements
  • Bootsy Collins– bass, guitar, drums, arrangements
  • Bernie Worrell– synthesizer, arrangements, keyboards
  • Eddie Hazel– vocals, guitar
  • Raymond Davis– vocals
  • Calvin Simon– vocals
  • Grady Thomas– vocals
  • Clarence “Fuzzy” Haskins– vocals
  • Mallia Franklin- vocals
  • Gary “Mudbone” Cooper– vocals
  • Ramon “Tiki” Fulwood– drums
  • Prakash John– bass
  • Tyrone Lampkin – drums
  • Man In The Box – drums
  • Cordell Mosson– bass, guitar
  • Billy “Bass” Nelson– bass
  • Lucius Tawl Ross – rhythm guitar
  • Gary Shider– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Jim Callon – engineer
  • Jim Vitti – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Chocolate City – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell
  2. Ride On – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell
  3. Together – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell
  4. Side Effects – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Ahneua Hilson
  5. What Comes Funky – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell
  6. Let Me Be – George Clinton, Vivian Lewis
  7. If It Don’t Fit (Don’t Force It) – George Clinton, Gary Shider, Bernie Worrell
  8. I Misjudged You – George Clinton, Ernie Harris, Fuzzy Haskins
  9. Big Footin’ – George Clinton, Fuzzy Haskins, Gary Shider

 

On April 8, 2016.

On April 8, 2016, “Weewerk” label released “The Apostate”, the eighth Art Bergmann studio album. It was recorded in 2016, and was produced by Lome Matheson.

Personnel:

  • Art Bergmann – electric and acoustic guitars, vocals
  • Paul Rigby – steel, acoustic, baritone and electric guitars, mandolin, e-bow
  • Lorrie Matheson – acoustic and electric guitars, mellotron, organ, pianorgan, chopsticks
  • Jason Sniderman– piano, wurlitzer, mellotron
  • Ian Grant – drums, percussion
  • Peter Clarke – bass
  • Foon Yap – violin
  • Mike Little – accordion
  • Natasha Sayer, Emily Triggs, Nikki Valentine – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Art Bergmann.

  1. Atheist Prayer
  2. Mirage (The Apostate)
  3. Cassandra
  4. The Greatest Story Never Told
  5. Live It Up
  6. A Town Called Mean
  7. Pioneers
  8. The Legend of Bobby Bird

On April 8, 2008.

On April 8, 2008, “4AD” label released “Mountain Battles”, the fourth Breeders studio album. It was recorded 2007 – 2008, at “Electrical Audio” in Chicago; “Stagg Street Studio” in Van Nuys; “Manny’s Studio” in Los Angeles, and “Refraze Recording Studio” in Dayton.

Personnel:

  • Kim Deal – vocals, guitar
  • Kelley Deal – vocals, guitar
  • Mando Lopez – bass
  • Jose Medeles – drums
  • Steven Medina Hüfsteter – guitar
  • Heather Winna – marching cymbals
  • Todd Mund – background vocals
  • Steve Albini, Erika Larsen, Ben Mumphrey– engineering
  • Manny Nieto– engineering, mastering
  • Steve Rook – mastering
  • Vaughan Oliver– art design
  • Marc Atkins – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Kim Deal, except where noted.

  1. Overglazed
  2. Bang On
  3. Night of Joy
  4. We’re Gonna Rise
  5. German Studies
  6. Spark
  7. Istanbul
  8. Walk It Off
  9. Regalame Esta Noche – Roberto Cantoral
  10. Here No More
  11. No Way
  12. It’s the Love – The Tasties
  13. Mountain Blues