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On September 20, 1985.

On September 20, 1985, “Arista” label released “Here’s to Future Days”, the fifth Thompson Twins studio album. It was recorded 1984 – 1985, and was produced by Nile Rodgers and Tom Bailey.

Personnel:

  • Tom Bailey– lead vocals, synthesizer, piano, guitar, double bass, drum programming, Fairlight programming
  • Alannah Currie- percussion, drums, xylophone, marimba, backing vocals
  • Joe Leeway- congas, synthesizer, synth bass, backing vocals
  • Nile Rodgers- guitar, backing vocals
  • Steve Stevens– guitar
  • Steve Elsin – tenor saxophone
  • East Harlem Hobo Choir – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie and Joe Leeway, except where noted.

  1. Don’t Mess with Doctor Dream
  2. Lay Your Hands on Me
  3. Future Days
  4. You Killed the Clown
  5. Revolution – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  6. King for a Day
  7. Love Is the Law
  8. Emperor’s Clothes (Part 1)
  9. Tokyo
  10. Breakaway

On August 26, 1991.

On August 26, 1991, “Arista” label released “Page of Life”, the fourth Jon and Vangelis studio album. It was recorded in 1991, at “Forum Studios” in Rome, Italy, and  “Sound Studio” in Athens, Greece, and was produced by David Tuckle and Vangelis.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson – vocals
  • Vangelis – keyboards, synthesizers, programming
  • Brad Ellis – keyboards
  • Rory Kaplin – keyboards
  • Jim Hahn – guitar
  • Derek Wilson – percussion
  • Benjamin Cziller – art direction, design

Track listing:

All lyrics by Jon Anderson, all music by Vangelis.

  1. Wisdom Chain
  2. Page of Life
  3. Money
  4. Jazzy Box
  5. Garden of Senses
  6. Is It Love
  7. Anyone Can Light a Candle
  8. Be a Good Friend of Mine
  9. Shine for Me
  10. Genevieve
  11. Journey to Ixtlan
  12. Little Guitar

On August 8, 2006.

On August 8, 2006, “Arista” label released “X”, the ninth Fourplay studio album. It was recorded in 2006, and was produced by Ken Freeman, Bob James, Larry Carlton, Nathan East and Harvey Mason.

Personnel:

  • Bob James– keyboards
  • Larry Carlton– guitar
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Harvey Mason– drums
  • Michael McDonald– vocals
  • Michele Pillar– vocals
  • Kevin DiSimone – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Turnabout – Bob James
  2. Cinnamon Sugar – Larry Carlton
  3. Eastern Sky – Marcel East, Nathan East
  4. Kid Zero – Harvey Mason
  5. My Love’s Leavin’ – Vivian Stanshall, Steve Winwood
  6. Screenplay – Bob James
  7. Twilight Touch – Harvey Mason
  8. Be My Lover – Larry Carlton, Nathan East
  9. Sunday Morning – Nathan East

On August 2, 1994.

On August 2, 1994, “Arista” label released the self-titled, debut Tractors album. It was recorded 1993 – 1994, and was produced by Steve Ripley and Walt Richmond. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Steve Ripley– lead vocals, electric guitar, drums, engineer, original art, design
  • Ron Getman – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, steel guitar, Dobro, mandolin, high harmony vocals
  • Jamie Oldaker– drums, “groove snares”, tambourine, percussion
  • Walt Richmond – Steinway piano, Hammond B–3 organ, accordion, Wurlitzer, clavinet, drums, horns, bassvocals
  • Casey van Beek – bass guitar, low harmony vocals
  • J. Cale– guitar
  • Joe Davis – saxophones
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Glen Mitchell – Hammond B-3 organ
  • Bonnie Raitt– slide guitar
  • Angelene Ripley – Hammond B-3 organ
  • Elvis Ripley – tremologuitar
  • Leon Russell– synthesizer, MIDI
  • Ed Richmond – fiddle
  • Joe Davis – saxophones
  • Ron Morgan – upright bass
  • Debbie Campbell – background vocal
  • John Crowder – background vocals
  • Jim Sweney – background vocals
  • Steve Collier – steel guitar
  • Gene Crownaver – steel guitar
  • Curly Lewis – fiddles
  • Waddy Pass – steel guitar
  • Rick Morton – fiddle
  • Jim Pulte – bass vocals
  • Bonnie Raitt – slide guitar
  • Angelene Ripley – Hammond B-3 organ
  • Elvis Ripley – tremolo guitar, engineer
  • James Burton– “Master of the Telecaster”
  • Steve Bagsby – steel guitar
  • Curly Lewis – fiddle
  • Ry Cooder– slide guitar
  • Eldon Shamblin– guitar
  • Joe Davis – horns
  • Junior Markham & the Tulsa All-Stars
  • Jimmy “Junior” Markham – harmonica
  • Jimmy Karstein – drums
  • Chuck Blackwell – drums
  • Chuck Browning – drums
  • David Teegarden – drums
  • Steve Hickerson – guitar
  • Tommy Tripplehorn – guitar
  • Glen Mitchell, Larry Bell, Carl Bickhardt, Dick Sims, Angelene Ripley, Ed Robinson – Hammond B-3 organs
  • Steve Allen, Rick Beilke, Mike Bruce, Mark Bruner, Jim Byfield, Robert Coggins, Jon Crowder, Gary Cundiff, Jim Edwards, Richard Feldman, Huey Flannery, Ron Flynt, Michael Garrett, Gary Gilmore, Doc James, Roger Linn, Steve Pryor, Jim Pulte, Gordon Shryock, “Skee”, Roger Tillison, Don White – guitar
  • Chuck DeWalt, Bill Belknap, Rich Brown, Jim Keltner – additional drums
  • Stacey Grant – trombone
  • Danny Mayo– life observations and noises
  • Ron Morgan – bass guitar riffs
  • Bonnie Raitt – slide guitar
  • Charlene Ripley – trumpet
  • Pat “Taco” Ryan – saxophone
  • Jim Strader – bass guitar licks
  • Spencer Sutton – piano
  • Ron Getman – engineer
  • Walt Richmond – engineering, photography
  • Angelene Ripley – engineering
  • Denny Purcell – mastering
  • Maude Gilman – art direction
  • Señor McGuire – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Tulsa Shuffle – Steve Ripley
  2. Fallin’ Apart – Steve Ripley, Ron Getman
  3. Thirty Days – Chuck Berry
  4. I’ve Had Enough – Steve Ripley
  5. The Little Man — Jim Pulte, Ripley, Tim DuBois
  6. Baby Likes to Rock It – Steve Ripley, Walt Richmond
  7. Badly Bent – Steve Ripley, Richmond, Martha Ellis
  8. The Blue Collar Rock – Steve Ripley
  9. Doreen – Steve Ripley
  10. Settin’ the Woods on Fire – Fred Rose, Ed G. Nelson
  11. Tryin’ to Get to New Orleans – Steve Ripley, Richmond, DuBois
  12. The Tulsa Shuffle (revisited) – Steve Ripley

On July 23, 2002.

On July 23, 2002, “Arista” label released “Heartfelt”, the seventh Fourplay studio album. It was recorded in 2002, and was produced by Nathan East, Bob James, Larry Carlton and Harvey Mason.

Personnel:

  • Bob James– keyboards
  • Larry Carlton– guitar
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Harvey Mason– drums

 Track listing:

  1. Galaxia – Nathan East, Bob James, Larry Carlton, Harvey Mason
  2. That’s the Time – Harvey Mason
  3. Break it Out – Nathan East, Bob James, Larry Carlton, Harvey Mason
  4. Rollin’ – Larry Carlton
  5. Let’s Make Love – Babyface, Nathan East
  6. Heartfelt – Bob James
  7. Tally Ho! – Bob James, Harvey Mason
  8. Café l’Amour – Nathan East, Bob James, Larry Carlton, Harvey Mason
  9. Ju – Ju – Harvey Mason
  10. Goin’ Back Home – Larry Carlton, Nathan East
  11. Karma – Nathan East, Bob James, Larry Carlton, Harvey Mason
  12. Making Up – Nathan East

On July 9, 1995.

On July 9, 1995, “Arista” label “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?”, the thirtieth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded October 1984 – May 1995,at “The Automatt” in San Francisco, “The Plant Recording Studios” in Sausalito, “United Sound Systems” in Detroit, “Right Track Recording” and “The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Aretha Franklin, David A. Stewart and  Narada Michael Walden.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals
  • Walter Afanasieff– keyboards
  • Preston Glass– backing vocals, keyboards, keyboard vibes
  • Peter Wolf– lead vocals
  • Nat Adderley Jr.– keyboards
  • Robbie Kondor – synthesizer
  • Annie Lennox– lead vocals, keyboards
  • David A. Stewart– keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Benmont Tench– Hammond organ
  • Corrado Rustici– guitar, guitar synthesizer
  • Ray Gomez – guitar solo
  • Doc Powell– guitar
  • Steve Khan– guitar
  • Mike Campbell– lead guitar
  • Carlos Santana– guitar solo
  • Randy Jackson– synth bass, bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Louis Johnson– bass guitar
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Narada Michael Walden– drums, percussion, acoustic piano, keyboards
  • Yogi Horton– drums
  • Stan Lynch– drums
  • Shelly Yakus – drums
  • Steve Kroon – percussion
  • Gigi Gonaway– tambourine
  • The Santana Rhythm Section– percussion
  • Andy Narell – steel drums
  • Clarence Clemons– saxophone
  • Paul Riser– string arrangements
  • Dizzy Gillespie– trumpet solo
  • Kitty Beethoven – backing vocals
  • Carolyn Franklin– backing vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap– backing vocals
  • Vicki Randle– backing vocals
  • Sylvester– backing vocals
  • Jeanie Tracy – backing vocals
  • Martha Wash– backing vocals
  • Laundon Von Hendricks – backing vocals
  • Nikita Germaine – backing vocals
  • The Charles Williams Singers – choir
  • Craig Thomas – backing vocals
  • Karen Benington – backing vocals
  • Sandra Feva – backing vocals
  • Margaret Branch – backing vocals
  • Brenda Corbett – backing vocals
  • Sephra Herman – production coordination
  • Clive Davis– executive producer
  • Don Smith – engineer, mixing
  • Josh Abbey – engineer
  • David Frazer – engineer
  • Adam Williams – engineer
  • Jay Willis – assistant engineer
  • Moira Marquis – second engineer
  • Ray Pyle – second engineer
  • Paul Hamingson – second engineer
  • Gordon Logan – second engineer
  • Dominick Celani – assistant engineer
  • Dana Chappelle – second engineer
  • Tim Crich – second engineer
  • Maureen Droney – second engineer
  • Michael Brauer – additional mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Stephen Marcussen– original mastering
  • David A. Stewart – mixing
  • John Pinderhughes – photography
  • Donn Davenport – art direction
  • Artis Lane – painting

Track listing:

  1. Freeway of Love – Jeffrey E. Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
  2. Another Night – Beppe Cantarelli, Roy Freeland
  3. Sweet Bitter Love – Van McCoy
  4. Who’s Zoomin’ Who – Aretha Franklin, Preston Glass, Narada Michael Walden
  5. Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves – Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart
  6. Until You Say You Love Me – Preston Glass, Narada Michael Walden
  7. Ain’t Nobody Ever Loved You – Jeffrey E. Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
  8. Push – Jeffrey E. Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
  9. Integrity – Aretha Franklin

On June 22, 2004.

On June 22, 2004, “Arista” label released “Journey”, the eighth Fourplay studio album. It was recorded 2003 -2004, and was produced by Bob James, Larry Carlton, Nathan East and Harvey Mason.

Personnel:

  • Bob James– keyboards
  • Larry Carlton– guitar
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Harvey Mason– drums

Track listing:

  1. Fields of Gold – Sting
  2. Play Around It – Nathan East
  3. From Day One – Bob James
  4. Journey – Nathan East
  5. Rozil – Harvey Mason
  6. Cool Train – Larry Carlton
  7. Avalabop – Bob James
  8. The Firehouse Chill – Nathan East
  9. Departure – Bob James
  10. 147 4th – Larry Carlton