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On June 30, 1979.

On June 30, 1979, “Elektra” label released “Spy”, the eight Carly Simon studio album. It was recorded December 1978 – April 1979, at “Atlantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Arif Mardin.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano
  • Ian McLagan– acoustic piano
  • Don Grolnick– acoustic piano, clavinet
  • Warren Bernhardt– keyboards, acoustic piano, electric piano
  • Richard Tee– clavinet, electric piano
  • Ken Bichel– Polymoog, synthesizer
  • Cliff Carter – synthesizer
  • Billy Mernit – acoustic piano
  • Joe Caro – acoustic and electric guitar
  • John Hall – electric guitar
  • David Spinozza– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Frank Carillo– guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • Will Lee– bass
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Rick Marotta– drums
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion, congas
  • Raphael Cruz – cowbell, congas, percussion
  • Mike Mainieri– vibraphone
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone, tenor sax solo
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Peter Ballin – alto saxophone
  • Lew Del Gatto – baritone saxophone
  • Tom Malone– trombone
  • Hubert Laws– flute
  • Arif Mardin– horn, string and choir arrangement
  • Gene Orloff– concertmaster
  • Tim Curry– backing vocals
  • Ullanda McCullough – backing vocals
  • James Taylor– backing vocals
  • Lucy Simon – backing vocals
  • Jonathan Abramowitz, Lamar Alsop, Julien Barber, Phil Bodner, James Buffington, Frederick Buldrini, Jean R. Dane, Eddie Daniels, Peter Dimitriades, Lewis Eley, Gerald Tarack, Paul Gershman, Ted Hoyle, Regis Iandiorio, Teddy Israel, Harold Kohon, Jesse Levy, Guy Lumia, Joseph Malin, Richard Maximoff, Kermit Moore, Eugene J. Moye, Gene Orloff, Tony Posk, Alan Shulmanand Mitsue Takayama – strings
  • Lew Hahn – recording, mixing
  • Mike O’Malley – assistant engineer
  • George Piros – mastering
  • Robert Heimall – art direction, design
  • Pam Frank – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon, except where noted.

  1. Vengeance
  2. Just Like You Do
  3. We’re So Close
  4. Coming to Get You
  5. Never Been Gone – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  6. Pure Sin – Carly Simon, Frank Carillo
  7. Love You By Heart – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman, Libby Titus
  8. Spy – Carly Simon, James Taylor, Arif Mardin
  9. Memorial Day

On May 24, 2019.

On May 24, 2019, “étienne” and “BMG” labels released “California Son”, the twelfth Morrissey studio album. It was recorded July – August 2018, at “Sunset Sound” in Hollywood, and was produced by Joe Chiccarelli.

Personnel:

  • Morrissey– lead vocals
  • Steve Aho – orchestration, music copying, musician contractor
  • Boz Boorer– acoustic guitar, electric rhythm guitar, electric guitar, mandolin
  • Joe Chiccarelli– recording, mixing, stylophone, drum programming
  • Roger Manning – electric piano, synthesisers, keyboards, backing vocals, string arrangement, horn arrangement
  • Zac Rae– organ, upright piano, keyboards
  • Gustavo Manzur – synthesisers, accordion
  • Jesse Tobias– electric guitar, 12-string electric guitar, slide guitar, electric rhythm guitar, fuzz guitar, electric baritone guitar, backbeat guitar, acoustic guitar, ebow guitar
  • Dave Levita – acoustic guitar
  • Sean Hurley – bass
  • Matthew Ira Walker – drums, drum programming
  • Valerie Pinkston – group vocals
  • Arnold McCuller – group vocals
  • Brigette Bryant – group vocals
  • Ed Droste– backing vocals
  • Billie Joe Armstrong– backing vocals
  • Ariel Engle– backing vocals
  • Sameer Gadhia– backing vocals
  • Petra Haden– backing vocals
  • LP– additional vocals
  • Lydia Night– backing vocals
  • Little Willie Iniesta – vocals, dog barking
  • Bill Mims – recording
  • Chris Dugan – additional engineering
  • Tim Kvasnosky– additional engineering
  • Marcus Paquin – additional engineering
  • Ryan Freeland – mixing
  • Ken Sluiter – mixing
  • Chris Allgood – mastering
  • Emily Lazar – mastering
  • Lars Fox – digital editing
  • Liam Lynch – art, design
  • Michael Muller – front photography photography

Track listing:

  1. Morning Starship – Jobriath
  2. Don’t interrupt the Sorrow – Joni Mitchell
  3. Only a Pawn in Their Game – Bob Dylan
  4. Suffer the Little Children – Buffy Sainte – Marie
  5. Days of Decision – Phil Ochs
  6. It’s Over – Roy Orbison, Bill Dees
  7. Wedding Bell Blues – Laura Nyro
  8. Loneliness Remembers What happiness Forgets – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  9. Lady Willpower – Jerry Fuller
  10. When You Close Your Eyes – Carly Simon, Billy Mernit
  11. Lenny’s Tune – Tim Hardin
  12. Some Say I Got the Devil – Melanie Safka

 

On February 10, 1992.

On February 10, 1992, “Columbia” label released “Generation Terrorists”, the debut Manic Street Preachers album. It was recorded July – December 1991, at “Black Barn Studios” in London, and was produced by Steve Brown and The Bomb Squad.

Personnel:

  • James Dean Bradfield– lead vocals, lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars
  • Richey Edwards(credited as Richey James) – rhythm guitar
  • Sean Moore– drum programming, drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Nicky Wire– bass guitar
  • May McKenna – backing vocals
  • Jackie Challenor – backing vocals
  • Lorenza Johnson – backing vocals
  • Dave Eringa– piano, organ
  • Traci Lords– vocals
  • Spike Edney– keyboards
  • Richard Cottle – keyboards
  • Steve Brown – engineering, mixing
  • Matt Ollivier – engineering
  • Owen Davies – mixing
  • Marc Williams – mixing assistance
  • Nicholas Sansano – remixing
  • Frank Rivaleau – remixing
  • Dan Wood – remixing
  • Tom Sheehan – photography
  • Valerie Phillips– photography
  • Paul Slattery – photography
  • Steve Guillick – photography
  • Ed Sirrs – photography
  • Paul Cox – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Richey Edwards and Nicky Wire, all music by James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore, except where noted.

  1. Slash ‘n’ Burn
  2. Nat West–Barclays–Midlands–Lloyds
  3. Born to End
  4. Motorcycle Emptiness
  5. You Love Us
  6. Love’s Sweet Exile
  7. Little Baby Nothing
  8. Repeat (Stars and Stripes)
  9. Tennessee
  10. Another Invented Disease
  11. Stay Beautiful
  12. So Dead
  13. Repeat
  14. Spectators of Suicide
  15. Damn Dog – Jacob Brackman, Billy Mernit
  16. Crucifix Kiss
  17. Methadone Pretty
  18. Condemned to Rock ‘n’ Roll

On February 9, 1971.

On February 9, 1971, “Elektra” label released the self-titled, debut Carly Simon album. It was recorded 1970 – 1971, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Eddie Kramer.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Jeff Baxter– pedal steel guitar
  • David Bromberg– guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Jimmy Ryan – guitar
  • Ed Freeman – string arrangements
  • Paul Griffin– keyboards
  • Mark “Moogy” Klingman – keyboards
  • Billy Mernit – keyboards
  • Jerry Jemmott– bass guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Jim Wilkins – bass guitar
  • Pat Rebillot– string arrangements
  • Harvey Shapiro – cello
  • Eddie Kramer, Dave Palmer – mixing
  • Robert L. Heimall – art direction, design
  • Peter Simon – cover photography
  • Joel Brodsky – back cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon, except where noted.

  1. That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  2. Alone
  3. One More Time
  4. The Best Thing
  5. Just a Sinner – Mark “Moogy” Klingman
  6. Dan, My Fling – Jacob Brackman, Freddy Gardner
  7. Another Door
  8. Reunions – Carly Simon, Bill Mernit, Eddie Kramer
  9. Rolling Down the Hills
  10. The Love’s Still Growing – Buzzy Linhart

 

In April 1975.

In April 1975, “Elektra” label released “Playing Possum”, the fifth Carly Simon studio album. It was recorded in 1975 at “Sound Labs”, “Sunset Sound Recorders”, “Crystal Sound”, “ A&M Studios” and “Burbank Studios” in California, and was produced by Richard Perry.In 1991, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album cover at number 20 on its  list of the “100 Greatest Album Covers.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon — acoustic guitar, guitar, piano, arrangements, vocals, background vocals
  • Jeff Baxter— guitar
  • Eddie Bongo — conga
  • Rita Coolidge— vocals, background vocals
  • Irving Cottler— drums
  • John— guitar, piano, keyboards
  • Alan Estes — percussion
  • Andrew Gold— guitar, drums, tambourine
  • Jim Gordon— drums
  • Abigale Haness — vocals, background vocals
  • James Newton Howard— arp Synthesizer, keyboards, electric piano
  • Carole King— vocals, background vocals
  • Clydie King— vocals, background vocals
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow— pedal steel guitar
  • Russ Kunkel— drums
  • Trevor Lawrence — saxophone, alto saxophone
  • Billy Mernit — piano
  • Joe Mondragon — bass
  • Ken Moore — vocals, background vocals
  • Tommy Morgan — harmonica
  • Andy Newmark— percussion, drums
  • Richard Perry— tambourine
  • Vini Poncia— vocals, background vocals
  • Emil Richards— percussion
  • Rodney Richmond — vocals, background vocals
  • Lee Ritenour— guitar, mandolin, electric guitar
  • Alvin Robinson— guitar
  • Leland Sklar— bass, drums
  • Fred Staehle — percussion
  • Ringo Starr— drums
  • Liza Strike — vocals
  • James Taylor— acoustic guitar, guitar, vocals, background vocals
  • Julia Tillman Waters — vocals, background vocals
  • Derrek Van Eaton — fiddle, flute
  • Lon Van Eaton — clarinet, flute, sitar
  • Klaus Voormann— bass
  • Willie Weeks— bass
  • Maxine Willard — background vocals
  • Carolyn Willis — vocals, background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon; except where noted.

  1. After the Storm
  2. Love Out in the Street
  3. Look Me in the Eyes
  4. More and More – Mac Rebennack, Alvin Robinson
  5. Slave – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  6. Attitude Dancing – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  7. Sons of Summer – Bill Mernit
  8. Waterfall
  9. Are You Ticklish
  10. Playing Possum