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On April 29, 2008.

On April 29, 2008, “Universal Republic” label released “A Town and Two Cities”, the debut Your Vegas album. It was recorded 2007 – 2008, and was produced by David Bendeth.

Personnel:

  • Coyle Girelli– vocals, guitar, keys
  • Mat Steel – guitar
  • Jon Langford – bass guitar
  • Mark Heaton – keys, guitar
  • Mal Taylor – drums
  • David Bendeth– percussion
  • Dan Korneff– engineering, digital editing
  • Jon Bender – engineering, digital editing
  • Kato Khandwala – engineering, digital editing, programming
  • John Tomaszewski – engineer assistant
  • Kyle Cadena – engineer assistant
  • Brian Sperber– mixing
  • Noah Goldstein – mixing assistant
  • Charlie Stavish – mixing assistant
  • Tony Gillis – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Coyle Girelli except where noted.

  1. It Makes My Heart Break – Coyle Girelli, David Bendeth
  2. In My Head
  3. Birds of Paradise
  4. Aurora – Coyle Girelli, Mat Steel
  5. Troubled Times
  6. The Way The War Was Won – Coyle Girelli, Andrew Hollander
  7. Your Vegas
  8. Up Until The Lights Go Out
  9. I Wish You Were Somewhere Else
  10. Salvador

 

 

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In October 1976.

In October 1976, “Arista” label released “Radio Ethiopia”, the second Patti Smith Group studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Record Plant Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Jack Douglas.

Personnel:

  • Patti Smith– vocals, guitar, design
  • Lenny Kaye– guitar, bass, vocals, mixing
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums, percussion, mixing, consultant
  • Ivan Kral– bass, guitar
  • Richard Sohl– keyboards, synthesizer, piano
  • Bob Irwin – mastering
  • Brian Sperber – engineering
  • George Marino– mastering
  • Jay Messina – mixing, engineer
  • Lynn Goldsmith– photography
  • Nancy Greenberg – design
  • Rod O’Brien, Sam Ginsberg – assistant engineer
  • Vic Anesini – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Ask the Angels – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral
  2. Ain’t It Strange – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral
  3. Poppies – Patti Smith, Richard Sohl
  4. Pissing in a River – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral
  5. Pumping (My Heart) – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral, Jay Dee Daugherty
  6. Distant Fingers – Patti Smith, Allen Lanier
  7. Radio Ethiopia – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye
  8. Abyssinia – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Richard Sohl

 

In June 1987.

In June 1988, “Arista” label released “Dream of Life”, the fifth Patti Smith studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Fred Smith and Jimmy Iovine.

Personnel:

  • Patti Smith– vocals
  • Fred “Sonic” Smith– guitar
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums, keyboards, consultant
  • Richard Sohl– keyboards
  • Andi Ostrowe – backing vocals
  • Bill-Dog Dooley – assistant engineer
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Brian Sperber – engineering
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion
  • Dave McNair – assistant engineer
  • Gary Rasmussen – bass
  • Hearn Gadbois – percussion
  • Jay Healey – engineering
  • Jesse Levy – cello
  • Jim Michewicz – engineering
  • Kasim Sulton– bass
  • Kevin Killen – engineering
  • Malcolm West – bass
  • Marc DeSisto – assistant engineer
  • Margaret Ross – harp
  • Maude Gilman – design
  • Richard Travali – assistant engineer
  • Rob Jacobs – assistant engineer
  • Robert DeLaGarza – assistant engineer
  • Robert Mapplethorpe– photography
  • Robin Nash – backing vocals
  • Roger Talkov – assistant engineer
  • Sammy Figueroa– percussion
  • Scott Litt– associate producer, mixing, assistant producer
  • Shelly Yakus– mixing
  • Thom Panunzio– engineering
  • Vic Anesini – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Patti Smith and Fred “Sonic” Smith.

  1. People Have the Power
  2. Going Under
  3. Up There Down There
  4. Paths That Cross
  5. Dream of Life
  6. Where Duty Calls
  7. Looking for You (I Was)
  8. The Jackson Song

On June 18, 1996.

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On June 18, 1996, “Arista” label released “Gone Again”, the sixth Patti Smith album. Recording and production of the album was preceded by the deaths of many of Smith’s close people, including her husband Fred “Sonic” Smith, her brother Todd, Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard Sohl and Kurt Cobain. It was recorded in 1996, at “Electric Lady Studios” and was produced by Malcolm Burn and Lenny Kaye. In 1999 “Rolling Stone” magazine placed “Gone Again” on its list of “The Essential Recordings of the ’90s”.

Personnel:

  • Patti Smith– vocals, guitar
  • Lenny Kaye– guitar, production
  • Luis Resto– keyboards
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums
  • Tony Shanahan– bass
  • Oliver Ray– guitar, whistle, photography, feedback
  • Tom Verlaine– guitar
  • Whit Smith – guitar
  • Brian Sperber – guitar, engineer
  • César Díaz– guitar
  • Eileen Ivers– fiddle
  • Greg Calbi –mastering
  • Hearn Gadbois –percussion
  • Jane Scarpantoni– cello
  • Jeff Buckley– vocals
  • John Cale– organ
  • Kimberly Smith –mandolin
  • Malcolm Burn– engineering, dulcimer, guitar
  • Patrick McCarthy– mixing
  • Rick Kiernan –saw
  • John Angello –mixing
  • Roy Cicala– mixing
  • Angela Skouras –design
  • Annie Leibovitz– photography

Track listing:

  1. Gone Again – Patti Smith,Fred “Sonic” Smith
  2. Beneath the Southern Cross – Patti Smith, Lenny kaye
  3. About a Boy – Patti Smith
  4. My Madrigal – Patti Smith, Fred “Sonic” Smith
  5. Summer Cannibals – Patti Smith,Fred “Sonic” Smith
  6. Dead to the World – Patti Smith
  7. Wing – Patti Smith
  8. Ravens – Patti Smith
  9. Wicked Messenger – Bob Dylan
  10. Fireflies – Patti Smith, Oliver Ray
  11. Farewell Ree – Patti Smith