Tag Archives: Arista

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

On June 16, 1986.

On June 16, 1986, “Arista” label released “Change of Address”, the ninth Krokus studio album. It was recorded September 1985 – May 1986, at “Artisan Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Tom Werman and Fernando von Arb.

Personnel:

  • Marc Storace– vocals
  • Fernando von Arb– lead guitar
  • Mark Kohler – rhythm guitar
  • Tommy Keiser – bass
  • Jeff Klaven – drums, percussion
  • Paul Fox– keyboards
  • Jai Winding – keyboards
  • Leon Gaer – bass
  • Allan Holdsworth– guitar solo
  • David Mansfield– acoustic guitar
  • ‘The Brat Choir’ with Nina Werman and friends – backing vocals
  • Tom Kelly, Tommy Funderburk, Bob Garlyle – backing vocals
  • Tom Werman– mixing
  • Duane Baron – engineer
  • Peter Barker – assistant engineer
  • David Eaton – mixing assistant
  • Jürg Naegeli – pre-production engineer

 Track listing:

All tracks by Fernando von Arb, Jeff Klaven, Marc Storace, except where noted.

  1. Now (All Through the Night)
  2. Hot Shot City – Tommy Keiser, Mark Kohler, Jeff Klaven, Mark Storace
  3. School’s Out – Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith
  4. Let This Love Begin – Fernando von Arb, Klaven
  5. Burning Up the Night – Fernando von Arb, Mark Storace
  6. Say Goodbye
  7. World on Fire
  8. Hard Luck Hero
  9. Long Way from Home

On June 1, 1978.

On June 1, 1978, “Arista” label released “Pyramid”, the third Alan Parsons Project album. It was recorded September 1977 – February 1978, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Alan Parsons.

Personnel:

  • Alan Parsons – acoustic guitar, engineer
  • David Paton– vocals, bass
  • Stuart Elliott– drums, percussion
  • Ian Bairnson– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Eric Woolfson, Duncan Mackay– keyboards
  • Dean Ford, Colin Blunstone, Lenny Zakatek, John Miles, Jack Harris– vocals
  • Phil Kenzie– saxophone solos
  • The English Chorale Choir
  • Bob Howes – choirmaster
  • Andrew Powell – arrangements
  • Chris Blair, Pat Stapley – engineer assistant
  • Eric Woolfson – executive producer
  • Hipgnosis – design, photography
  • Rob Brimson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.

  1. Voyager
  2. What Goes Up…
  3. The Eagle Will Rise Again
  4. One More River
  5. Can’t Take It With You
  6. In the Lap of Gods
  7. Pyramania
  8. Hyper – Gamma – Spaces
  9. Shadow of a Lonely Man