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On July 26, 1984.

On July 26, 1984, “Arista:” label released “In the Heat of the Night”, the second Jeff Lorber studio album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Syncrosound” in Boston, Massachusetts, “Indigo Ranch Studios” in Malibu, California, and was produced by Jeff Lorber and Maurice Starr.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lorber – lead and backing vocals, keyboards, guitar, drum programming, arrangements
  • Maurice Starr – lead and backing vocals, keyboards, guitar, drum programming
  • Marlon McClain – guitar
  • Lee Ritenour – rhythm guitar
  • Nathan East – vocals, bass
  • John Robinson – cymbal, drums
  • Jimmy Johnson – congas
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Ronnie Laws – saxophone solo
  • Phillip Ingram – lead vocals
  • Alex Ligertwood – lead vocals
  • Steve George – backing vocals
  • David Page – backing vocals
  • Richard Page – backing vocals
  • Robert Abel – executive producer
  • Phil Greene – recording, mixing
  • Chris Brunt – recording, mixing
  • Joe Moody – second engineer
  • Ben Ing – second engineer
  • Ria Lewerke – art direction
  • Randy Roberts – creative director, design
  • Aaron Rapoport – back cover photography

Track listing:

  1. In the Heat of the Night – Maurice Starr
  2. Really Scarey – Jeff Lorber, Nathan East
  3. Don’t Say Yes – Jeff Lorber, Tony Hayes, Marlon McClain
  4. Tropical – Jeff Lorber
  5. Sushi Monster – Jeff Lorber, Nathan East, Marlon McClain
  6. Rock II – Jeff Lorber
  7. Seventh Heaven – Jeff Lorber, Marlon McClain
  8. Double Bad – Jeff Lorber, Joe Ericksen, Jack Robinson
  9. Blast Off – Maurice Starr
  10. Water Fall – Jeff Lorber

On June 25, 1991.

On June 25, 1991, “Arista” label released “What You See Is What You Sweat”, the thirty-third Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded in 1990, and was produced by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, David “Pic” Conley, Aretha Franklin, Michel Legrand, Oliver Leiber, Gene Lennon, Bruce Roberts, Joshua Thompson, David Townsend, Luther Vandross, Narada Michael Walden and Elliot Wolff.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead and background vocals, piano
  • Rick Iantosca – acoustic guitar
  • Paul Jackson Jr. – guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Vernon Black – guitar
  • David Townsend – guitar
  • Jean-Marc Benais – guitar
  • Teddy F. White – guitar
  • Al Turner – bass guitar
  • Marcus Miller – bass guitar
  • Dominique Bertram – bass guitar
  • Rudolph Stansfield – piano
  • Thierry Eliez – piano
  • Skip Anderson – keyboards
  • Burt Bacharach – keyboards
  • Oliver Leiber – keyboards, drum programming, guitar
  • Jason Miles – keyboards
  • Louis Biancaniello – keyboards, programming
  • David Foster – keyboards, programming
  • Nat Adderley Jr. – keyboards
  • Bobby Wooten – keyboards, electric piano, drum programming, synthesizer
  • Michael Boddicker – keyboards, programming
  • Hubert Eaves III – keyboards, drum programming
  • Elliot Wolff – keyboards, drum programming
  • Joshua Thompson – keyboards, guitar, synthesizer
  • Peter Schwartz – additional keyboards
  • Charles Scales – synthesizer
  • Michel Legrand – synthesizer
  • Guy Vaughn – drum programming
  • Narada Michael Walden – drums, programming
  • Buster Marbury – drums
  • André Ceccarelli – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Larry Fratangelo – percussion
  • Larry Williams – programming
  • Franck Thore – Pan pipes
  • Onita Sanders – harp
  • Candy Dulfer – saxophone
  • David Boruff – saxophone
  • Gene Lennon – programming
  • Cindy Mizelle – background vocals
  • Jesse Richardson – background vocals
  • Sandra Feva – background vocals
  • Brenda Corbett – background vocals
  • Fonzi Thornton – background vocals
  • Diane Green – background vocals
  • Sherry Fox – background vocals
  • Portia Griffin – background vocals
  • Margaret Branch – background vocals
  • Jarvis Barker – background vocals
  • Nikita Germaine – background vocals
  • Skyler Jett – background vocals
  • Jeanie Tracy – background vocals
  • Tony Lindsay – background vocals
  • Gwen Guthrie – background vocals
  • Tawatha Agee – background vocals
  • Donna Davis – background vocals
  • Marj Harber – background vocals
  • Esther Ridgeway – background vocals
  • Gloria Ridgeway – background vocals
  • Gracie Ridgeway – background vocals
  • Clive Davis – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Everyday people – Sly Stone
  2. Ever Changing Times – Burt Bacharach, Bill Conti, Carole Bayer Sager
  3. What You See Is What You Sweat – David Conley, Derrick Culler, Gene Lennon, Joshua Thompson
  4. Mary Goes Round – Elliot Wolff, Oliver Leiber
  5. I Dreamed a Dream – Alain Boubill, Herbert Kretzmer, Jean Marc Natel, Claude Michel Schonberg
  6. Someone’s Else’s Eyes – Bruce Roberts, Burt Bacharach, Bayer Sager
  7. Doctor’s Orders – Luther Vandross, Hubert Eaves III
  8. You Can’t Take Me for Granted – Aretha Franklin
  9. What You Give – Aretha Franklin
  10. Everyday People (Shep Pettibone Remix) – Sly Stone

On June 1, 1977.

On June 1, 1977, “Arista” label released “I Robot”, the second Alan Parsons Project (The), studio album. It was recorded December 1976 – March 1977, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Alan Parsons. The album cover photo features Storm Thorgerson’s assistants in the escalator tubes of the circular Terminal 1 building of the “Charles de Gaulle Airport” outside of Paris

Personnel:

  • Alan Parsons – keyboards, vocoder, acoustic guitar, backing vocals, engineer
  • Ian Bairnson – acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocals
  • B.J. Cole – steel guitar
  • Eric Woolfson – keyboards, vocoder, backing vocals
  • Duncan Mackay – keyboards
  • John Leach – cimbalom, kantele
  • David Paton – bass, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Stuart Tosh – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Lenny Zakatek, Allan Clarke, Steve Harley, Jack Harris, Peter Straker, Jaki Whitren, Dave Townsend, the English Chorale, the New Philharmonia Chorus – vocals
  • Hilary Western – backing vocals
  • Smokey Parsons – backing vocals
  • Tony Rivers, John Perry and Stu Calver – backing vocals
  • Andrew Powell – choir and orchestra arrangements
  • Eric Woolfson – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson, except where noted.

  1. I Robot
  2. I Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You
  3. Some Other Time
  4. Breakdown
  5. Don’t Let it Snow
  6. The Voice
  7. Nucleus
  8. Day After Day (The Show Must Go On)
  9. Total Eclipse – Andrew Powell
  10. Genesis Ch. 1V. 32

In May 1979.

In May 1979, “Arista” label released the debut, self-titled Sky album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Haydn Bendall, Tony Clark, John Williams, Kevin Peek, Francis Monkman, Herbie Flowers and Tristan Fry.

Personnel:

  • John Williams – acoustic guitars
  • Kevin Peek – electric and acoustic guitars
  • Francis Monkman – piano, synthesizer, harpsichord
  • Herbie Flowers – bass guitar
  • Tristan Fry – drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Westway – Herbie Flowers, Francis Monkman
  2. Carillon – Herbie Flowers, Ian Gomm
  3. Danza – Antonio Ruiz-Pipò, arranged by Kevin Peek
  4. Gymnopedie No. 1 – Erik Satie
  5. Cannonball – Francis Monkman
  6. Where Opposites Meet – Francis Monkman

IN May 1976.

In May 1976, “Arista” label released “T Shirt”, the sixth Loudon Wainwright III album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Loudon Wainwright III.

Personnel:

  • Loudon Wainwright III – vocals, guitar, banjo, bells
  • Hank Jones – keyboards
  • Jon Cobert – piano
  • Charles Brown III – electric guitar
  • Elliott Randall – electric guitar
  • Richard Davis – bass
  • John Crowder – bass
  • Joe Cocuzzo – drums
  • Richard Crooks – drums, spoons
  • Jimmy Maelen – congas
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo
  • Jeanie Arnold – vocals
  • Kenny Kosek – violin
  • David Sanborn – saxophone
  • Marvin Stamm – cornet, trumpet
  • David Taylor – bass trombone

Track listing:

All tracks by Loudon Wainwright III; except where noted.

  1. Bicentennial
  2. Summer’s Almost Over
  3. Hollywood Hopeful – traditional; arranged and adapted by Loudon Wainwright III
  4. Reciprocity
  5. At Both Ends
  6. Wine with Dinner
  7. Hey Packy – George Gerdes
  8. California Prison Blues
  9. Talking Big Apple ’75
  10. Prince Hal’s Dirge
  11. Just Like President Thieu
  12. Wine with Dinner (Night Cap)

In December 1977.

In December 1977, “Arista” label released “Prime Time” the sixth Don McLean album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by John Peters.

Personnel:

  • Don McLean – vocals, guitar, banjo
  • David Sanborn – saxophone
  • Rob Stoner – bass, background vocals
  • Dom Cortese – accordion
  • Kenny Asher – organ, piano, clavinet, arranger
  • Rubens Bassini – percussion
  • Christine Faith – background vocals
  • John Farrell – guitar
  • Ed Freeman – piano
  • Angela Howell – background vocals
  • Gene Orloff – concertmaster
  • Pat Rebillot – keyboards
  • Howie Wyeth – drums, marimba, keyboards, background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Don McLean, except where noted.

  1. Prime Time
  2. The Statue
  3. Jump
  4. Red Wing
  5. The Wrong Thing to Do
  6. The Pattern Is Broken
  7. When Love Begins
  8. Color TV Blues
  9. Building My Body
  10. Down the Road/Sally Ann
  11. When a Good Thing Goes Bad
  12. South of the Border – Michael Carr, Jimmy Kennedy
  13. If You Can Dream

On October 18, 1988.

On October 18, 1988, “Arista” label released “Direct”, the 14th Vangelis album. It was recorded in 1987, at “Sound Studios” in Athens, Greece, and was produced by Vangelis.

Personnel:

  • Vangelis – multi-instrumentalist, arranger
  • Nicos Despotidis – engineer
  • Paul Wiffen – additional sound design
  • Michael Rochipp – cover image
  • Ida Paraschou, Yiannis Angelou, Stathis Zalidis – booklet photography


Track listing:

All tracks by Vangelis.

  1. The Motion of Stars
  2. The Will of the Wind
  3. Metallic Rain
  4. Elsewhere
  5. Dial Out
  6. Glorianna (Hymn a la Femme)
  7. Rotation’s Logic
  8. The Oracle of Apollo
  9. Message
  10. Ave
  11. First Approach
  12. Intergalactic Radio Station

On September 6, 1977.

On September 6, 1977, “Arista” label released “Singin’…” the sixth Melissa Manchester album. It was recorded in 1977, at “A&R Studios”, “Sound Labs” in Hollywood, and was produced by Vini Poncia.

Personnel:

  • Melissa Manchester – lead vocals
  • Don Grolnick– keyboards
  • James Newton Howard– Oberheim synthesizer, string arrangements
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • David Spinozza– guitar
  • Sid McGinnis– guitar
  • Will Lee– bass guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Tom Saviano – woodwind arrangements, flute, horn arrangements, tenor saxophone
  • Mike Carnahan – flute
  • Leo Potts – flute
  • Andy Macintosh – baritone saxophone
  • Stanley Schwartz – tenor saxophone
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Richard Felts – trumpet, flugelhorn solo
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster
  • Vini Poncia– backing vocals
  • Claudia Cagan – backing vocals
  • Wendy Haas – backing vocals
  • Brie Howard – backing vocals
  • Gail Kantor – backing vocals
  • The Faragher Brothers– backing vocals
  • Bob Schaper – engineer
  • Tom Bush – second engineer
  • Galen Senogles – mixing
  • Ron Hitchcock – mastering
  • Anne Streer – production coordinator
  • Kay Steele – cover coordinator
  • John Kosh – art direction, desiign
  • David Alexander – photography

Track listing:

  1. Sad Eyes – David Spinozza
  2. I Wanna Be Where You Are – Arthur Ross, Leon Ware
  3. A Love Of Your Own – Ned Doheny
  4. No One’s Ever Seen This Side Of Me – Melissa Manchester
  5. You Make It Easy – James Taylor
  6. Stand – Melissa Manchester
  7. My Love Is All I Know – Wendy Waldman
  8. Time – Robert Marshall, John Miles
  9. Let Me Serenade You – John Finley
  10. The Warmth Of The Sun – Brian Wilson

In July 1983.

In July 1983, “Arista” label released “The Real Macaw”, the seventh Graham Parker album. It was recorded in 1983 and was produced by David Kershenbaum.

  • Graham Parker – lead and backing vocals, “blue and hollow” guitars
  • Brinsley Schwarz- “orange and black” guitars
  • George Small – keyboards
  • Kevin Jenkins – bass
  • Gilson Lavis– drums
  • Sarah Larson – violin
  • Mel Collins– saxophone
  • Morris Pert– percussion
  • Andy Ebsworth – Linn drum programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Graham Parker

  1. Just Like a Man
  2. You Can’t Take Love for Granted
  3. Glass Jaw
  4. Passive Resistance
  5. Sounds Like Chains
  6. Life Gets Better
  7. A Miracle a Minute
  8. Beyond a Joke
  9. Last Couple on the Dance Floor
  10. Anniversary
  11. (Too Late) The Smart Bomb

 

On June 20, 1989.

On June 20, 1989, “Arista” label released the self – titled, debut and the only Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe album. It was recorded 1988 – 1989, at “La Frette Studios” in Paris, “AIR Studios” in Montserrat, British West Indies, “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Jon Anderson and Chris Kimsey.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson– lead vocals
  • Bill Bruford– Tama acoustic drums, Simmons SDX electronic drums
  • Rick Wakeman– keyboards
  • Steve Howe– guitars
  • Tony Levin– vocals, bass, Chapman stick
  • Matt Clifford – vocals, keyboards, programming, orchestration
  • Milton McDonald– rhythm guitar
  • The Oxford Circus Singers – Deborah Anderson, Tessa Niles, Carol Kenyon, Frank Dunnery
  • M.C. Singers – Jon, Matt, Chris
  • Emerald Isle Community Singers
  • In Seine Singers
  • Chris Kimsey– engineering
  • Chris Potter – engineering
  • Giles Sampic – engineering
  • Rupert Coulson – assistant engineering
  • George Cowen – assistant engineering
  • Steve Orchard – assistant engineering
  • “Texas” Joe Hammer – percussion programming
  • Chris Ranson – group technician
  • Michael Barbiero– mixing
  • Steve Thompson – mixing
  • George Cowan – assistant mixing
  • Olivier Bloch-Laine – assistant
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Roger Dean– artwork, painting, design
  • Martyn Dean – stage design consultant

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, and Bill Bruford, except where noted.

  1. Themes
    1. SoundThe
    2. Second Attention
  • Soul Warrior
  1. Fist of Fire
  2. Brother of Mine
  3. The Big Dream
  4. Nothing Can Come Between Us
  • Long Lost Brother of Mine – Geoff Downes
  1. Birthright – Max Bacon
  2. The Meaning
  3. Quartet
  4. I Wanna Learn
  5. She Gives Me Love – Ben Dowling
  • Who Was the First
  1. I’m Alive
  2. Teakbois
  3. Order of the Universe
  4. Order Theme
  5. Rock Gives Courage – Rhett Lawrence
  • It’s So Hard to Grow
    1. The Universe