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On August 8, 2006.

On August 8, 2006, “Sub Pop” label released “Avatar”, the fourth Comets on Fire album. It was recorded January – April 2006, at “Louder Studios in San Francisco, and “Prairie Sun Studios” in Sonoma County, California.

Track listing:

  • Ethan Miller – vocals, electric guitar
  • Ben Chasny – acoustic, electric and baritone guitar
  • Ben Flashman – Hammond organ, baritone guitar, bass
  • Utrillo Kushner – drums, piano
  • Noel von Harmonson – Hammond organ, drums
  • Jeff Kleinsmith – artwork, design

Track listing:

  1. Dogwood Rust
  2. Jaybird
  3. Lucifer’s Memory
  4. The Swallow’s Eye
  5. Holy Teeth
  6. Sour Smoke
  7. Hatched Upon the Age

 

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In July 1977.

In July 1976, “Avatar” label released “Simple Things”, the ninth Carole King album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Carole King and Norm Kinney.

Personnel:

  • Carole King – piano, vocals, background vocals
  • Rick Evers – guitar
  • Robert McEntee – guitar, keyboards, background vocals
  • Michael Rivera – percussion
  • Rob Galloway – bass
  • Mark Hallman- guitar, keyboards, background vocals
  • Michael Wooten – drums
  • Louise Goffin, Sherry Goffin – background vocals
  • Nolan Smith– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Maurice Spears – bass trombone
  • Terry Harrington – baritone saxophone
  • Oscar Brashear– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Ernie Watts– tenor saxophone
  • George Bohanon– trombone, horn arrangement
  • Robert Dubow, Charles Veal, Ken Yerke – violin
  • David Campbell– viola
  • Dennis Karmazyn – cello
  • Engineered by Norm Kinney and Milt Calice
  • Steve Katz – assistant engineer
  • James Tuttle – sound assistance
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Roy Reynolds – illustrations, photography
  • Rick Evers – label design
  • Terry Kruger – label art
  • Roy Kohara, Roy Reynolds – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King, except where noted.

  1. Simple Things – Carole King, Rick Evers
  2. Hold On – Carole King, Rick Evers
  3. In the Name of Love
  4. Labyrinth
  5. You’re the One Who Knows
  6. Hard Rock Cafe
  7. Time Alone
  8. God Only Knows
  9. To Know That I Love You – Carole King, Rick Evers
  10. One

 

On March 16, 2004.

 

David Byrne Grown Backwards

On March 16, 2004, “Nonesuch” label released “Grown Backwards”, the sixth David Byrne album. It was recorded in 2003, at  “Kampo Studios”, “Loveshack Studio”, “Avatar”, “Skyline”, “RPM Studio”, “Sound on Sound” in New York, “Tequila Mockingbird” in Austin, “CaVa Sound Workshops” in Glasgow, “Cheeba Central” in London, and was produced by David Byrne and Patrick Dillett.

Personnel:

  • David Byrne –vocals, nylon-string guitar, electric guitar, dobro. Rhodes, programming
  • David Hilliard– hi-hat
  • Mauro Refosco– marimba, percussion
  • Jane Scarpantoni– cello
  • Elaine Barber– harp
  • Paul Frazier– bass guitar
  • Mike Maddox– accordion
  • Freddie Mendoza– trombone, euphonium
  • John Mills– clarinet, bass clarinet, flute
  • The Tosca Strings:
  • Ames Asbell– viola
  • Jamie Desautels– violin
  • Douglas Harvey –cello
  • Leigh Mahoney– violin
  • Sara Nelson– cello
  • Tracy Seeger– violin
  • Stephen Barber– prepared piano
  • Tom Burritt– marimba, tympani
  • Pamelia Kurstin– theremin
  • Rufus Wainwright– vocals
  • Ray Anderson– trombone
  • Alex Foster– tenor saxophone
  • Earl Gardner– trumpet
  • Vincent Herring– alto saxophone
  • Karen Mantler– organ
  • Keith O’Quinn– trombone
  • Bob Routch– French horn
  • Gary Smulyan– baritone saxophone
  • Lew Soloff– trumpet
  • Bob Stewart– tuba
  • Steve Swallow– bass guitar
  • Lisa Aferiat– violin
  • Georgia Boyd– viola
  • Barry Burns– spacey guitar, Rhodes
  • Donald Gillan– cello
  • Robert Irvine– cello
  • Greg Lawson– violin
  • Una McGlone– bass
  • Johnny Quinn– drum kit
  • Fiona Stephen– violin
  • Joe Cooper– percussion
  • Paul Godfrey– sequencing
  • Ross Godfrey– keyboards
  • Andy Waterworth– bass guitar
  • Jon Blondell– trombone
  • Steve Williams– drum kit
  • Jon Spurney – keyboards
  • Kenny Wollesen– drum kit
  • Jon Blondell – trombone
  • Kenny Wollesen – drum kit
  • Alan Ford– vacuum cleaner
  • Pamelia Kurstin –theremin
  • David Creswell– viola
  • Katherine Fong– violin
  • Soo Hyun Kwon– violin
  • Dawn Hannay– viola
  • Philip Myers– French horn
  • Mark Nuccio– clarinet
  • Sandra Park– violin
  • John Patitucci– bass guitar
  • Alan Stepansky– cellos
  • Jeremy Turner– cellos
  • Jon Vercesi– Rhodes
  • Shelly Woodworth– oboe, English horn
  • Sharon Yamada– violin
  • Patrick Dillett– background vocals

Track listing,

All tracks by David Byrne, except where noted.

  1. Glass, Concrete & Stone
  2. The Man Who Loved Beer – Donald Charles Book, Kurt Wagner
  3. Au fond du Temple Saint Georges Bizet,Eugène Cormon, Michel Carré
  4. Empire
  5. Tiny Apocalypse
  6. She Only Sleeps
  7. Dialog Box
  8. The Other Side of this Life
  9. Why
  10. Pirates
  11. Civilization
  12. Astronaut
  13. Glad
  14. Un Dì, Felice, Eterea – Giuseppe Verdi
  15. Lazy – David Byrne/X-Press 2