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On September 19, 2005.

On September 19, 2005, “Sony BMG” label released “And the Glass Handed Kites”, the fourth Mew studio album. It was recorded 2004 – 2005, at Michael Beinhorn’s place in Venice Beach, California, “Mox Studios” in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was produced by Michael Beinhorn.

Personnel:

  • Jonas Bjerre– vocals, electric guitars, piano, harmonium, synthesizers
  • Bo Madsen– electric guitars
  • Johan Wohlert– bass, guitars
  • Silas Utke Graae Jørgensen – drums, percussion
  • Lasse Mauritzen – french horn
  • J Mascis– additional vocals, additional background vocals
  • Bo Rande – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Rebecca Stark – soprano vocals
  • Damon Tutunjian – additional guitar
  • Boys’ choir
    • Mathias Aagaard Christensen
    • Frederik Peter Jakobsen
    • Niklas Emil De Fries
    • Frederik Stadager Larsen
  • Michael Beinhorn– engineer
  • Mads Nørgård – engineer
  • Felipe Tichauer – engineer
  • Frank Filipetti– engineer
  • Kevin Bacon– mixing
  • Jonathan Quarmby– mixing
  • George Marino– mastering
  • M/M Paris- art direction, design
  • Gaël Amzalag – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jonas Bjerre, Bo Madsen, Johan Wohlert and Silas Utke Graae Jørgensen.

  1. Circuitry of the Wolf
  2. Chinaberry Tree
  3. Why Are You Looking Grave?
  4. Fox Club
  5. Apocalypso
  6. Special
  7. The Zookeeper’s Boy
  8. A Dark Design
  9. Saviours of Jazz Ballet – contains hidden instrumental Fear Me, December
  10. An Envoy to the Open Fields
  11. Small Ambulance
  12. The Seething Rain Weeps for You – contains hidden instrumental Uda Pruda
  13. White Lips Kissed
  14. Louise Louisa

On September 17, 1991.

On September 17, 1991, “Warner Bros” label released the self-titled, debut Fourplay album. It was recorded 1990 – 1991, at “Ocean Way Recording”, “Sunset Sound” in Hollywood, “Pyramid Studios” in Los Angeles, “Starlight Studios” in Malibu, California, and was produced by Bob James, Lee Ritenour, Nathan East, and Harvey Mason.

Personnel:

  • Bob James– Yamaha C7 MIDI grand piano, keyboards, synthesizers, programming, executive producer
  • Lee Ritenour– electric guitars, classical guitars, guitar synthesizer
  • Nathan East– 5-string bass, 6-string bass, backing vocals
  • Harvey Mason– drums
  • Harvey Mason Jr.– synthesizer programming, computer programming
  • El DeBarge– lead and backing vocals
  • Darryl DeBarge – backing vocals
  • Patti LaBelle– backing vocals, BGV arrangements
  • Philip Bailey– backing vocals
  • Don Murray – recording, mixing
  • Geoff Gillette – additional recording
  • Khaliq Glover – additional recording
  • Femi Jiya – additional recording
  • Mike Kloster – assistant engineer
  • Paul May – assistant engineer
  • Clif Norrell– assistant engineer
  • Harvey Mason Jr. – technical assistance
  • Robert Vosgien – digital editing
  • Wally Traugott – mastering
  • Debra Johnson – production coordinator
  • Kim Champagne – art direction
  • Leslie Wintner – design
  • Stuart Watson – photography
  • O’Brien and Schridde – band photography

Track listing:

  1. Bali Run – Lee Ritenour, Bob James
  2. 101 Eastbound – Nathan East, Marcel East
  3. Fourplay – Lee Ritenour
  4. Moonjogger – Bob James
  5. Max-O-Man – Harvey Mason Sr, Michael Lang
  6. After the Dance – Marvin Gaye, T-Boy Ross, Leon Ware
  7. Quadrille – Bob James
  8. Midnight Stroll – Harvey Mason
  9. October Morning – Lee Ritenour
  10. Wish You Were Here – Lee Ritenour
  11. Rain Forest – Bob James

On September 2, 2008.

On September 2, 2008, “The Lab” label released “Jefferson’s Tree of Liberty”, the tenth Jefferson Starship album. It was recorded in October 1970 at “Wally Heider Studios”, in San Francisco, in 1998 at “Coast Recorders” in San Francisco, in March and May 2008 at “Renegade Studios” in San Rafael, California, and was produced by Michael Gaiman, David Freiberg, and Paul Kantner.

Personnel:

  • Paul Kantner– vocals, 12-string acoustic guitar, ‘George Harrison’ lead guitar, 12-string electric guitar, banjo, glass harmonica, mixing, liner notes
  • David Freiberg– vocals, acoustic and washboard guitar, mixing, additional recording, liner notes
  • Cathy Richardson– vocals, harmonica, acoustic guitar
  • Chris Smith – piano, bass, squeezebox, drone, pennywhistle, string synthesizer
  • Slick Aguilar– tremolo and ‘Soldano’ electric guitar, lead guitar
  • Prairie Prince– drums, snare, kick, bodhran
  • Donny Baldwin– drums
  • Darby Gould– vocals
  • Diana Mangano – vocals
  • Marty Balin– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • David Grisman– mandolin
  • Grace Slick– vocals
  • David LaFlamme– violin
  • Michael Gaiman – flat-picked acoustic guitar
  • Michael Eisenstein – acoustic guitar
  • Barry Sless– pedal steel guitar
  • The Wailin’ Cowgirls (Cathy Richardson, Linda Imperial) – vocals
  • Jack Casady– bass
  • T Lavitz– keyboards
  • The I-Jays (Paul Kantner, David Freiberg, Darby Gould) – vocals
  • Alexander Kantner – electric bass guitar
  • Paul Lamb – French horn
  • Jack Traylor – vocals
  • Michael Gaiman – mixing, art and booklet design, layout and direction, liner notes
  • Paul Lamb – engineer, mixing
  • Cathy Richardson – additional recording
  • John Ovnik – additional recording
  • Paul Stubblebine – mastering
  • Rebecca Baltutis, Jesse Obstbaum – art and booklet design, layout and direction
  • Mike Thut – photography

Track listing:

  1. Wasn’t That a Time – Lee Hays, William Lowenfels, additional lyrics by Paul Kantner
  2. Follow the Drinking Gourd – traditional
  3. Santy Anno – traditional, arranged by Paul Kantner
  4. Cowboy on the Run – Dino Valenti
  5. I Ain’t Marching Anymore – Phil Ochs, additional lyrics by Cathy Richardson
  6. Chimes of Freedom – Bob Dylan
  7. Genesis Hall – Richard Thompson
  8. Kisses Sweeter Than Wine – Paul Campbell, Huddie Ledbetter
  9. Royal Canal (The Auld Triangle) – Brendan Behan
  10. Rising of the Moon – K. Casey, Turlough O’Carolan
  11. Frenario – traditional
  12. In a Crisis – World Entertainment War
  13. Maybe for You (from Windows of Heaven) – Terry Terrell
  14. Commandante Carlos Fonseca – Carlos Mejia-Godoy, Tomás Borge
  15. Pastures of Plenty – Woody Guthrie
  16. Imagine Redemption (arrangement of Imagine and Redemption Song) – John Lennon, Bob Marley, idea by Michael Gaiman
  17. On the Threshold of Fire – Paul Kantner
  18. The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood – traditional, words by Richard Fariña
  19. Surprise Surprise (hidden track) – Jack Traylor, Grace Slick, Paul Kantner

On August 27, 2002.

On August 27, 2002, “InsideOut Music” label released “Snow”, the sixth Spock’s Beard studio album. It was recorded in 2002, at “Lawnmower and Garden Supply” in Pasadena, California, and was produced by Neal Morse, Alan Morse, Ryo Okumoto, Dave Meros, and Nick D’Virgilio.

Personnel:

  • Neal Morse- lead vocals, piano, synths, acoustic guitar
  • Alan Morse– vocals, electric guitars, cello
  • Ryo Okumoto- Hammond organ, mellotron, Jupiter 8, Minimoog, vocoder
  • Dave Meros– vocals, bass, French horn
  • Nick D’Virgilio– vocals, drums, percussion
  • Chris Carmichael- violin, viola, cello
  • Jim Hoke- saxophone, clarinet, autoharp
  • Neil Rosengarden- flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Molly Pasutti- backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Neal Morse except where noted.

  1. Made Alive/Overture
  2. Stranger in a Strange Land
  3. Long Tie Suffering
  4. Welcome to NYC
  5. Love Beyond Words
  6. The 39th Street Blues (I’m Sick)
  7. Devil’s Got My Throat
  8. Open Wide the Flood Gates
  9. Open the gates Pt. 2
  10. Solitary Soul – Alan Morse, Neal Morse
  11. Wind at My Back
  12. Second Overture – Neal Morse, Alan Morse, Ryo Okumoto, Dave Meros, Nick D’ Virgilio
  13. 4th of July – Neal Morse, Alan Morse, Ryo Okumoto, Dave Meros, Nick D’Virgilio
  14. I’m the Guy
  15. Reflection
  16. Carie
  17. Looking for Answers – Nick D’Virgilio
  18. Freak Boy
  19. All Is Vanity
  20. I’m Dying
  21. Freak Boy Pt. 2
  22. Devil’s Got My Throat Revisited
  23. Snow Night Out
  24. Ladies and Gentlemen, Mister Ryo Okumoto on the Keyboards
  25. I Will Go
  26. Made Alive Again/Wind at My Back

On August 21, 2015.

On August 21, 2015, “InsideOut Music” label released “The Oblivion Particle”, the twelfth Spock’s Beard studio album. It was recorded in 2015, at “The Mouse House” in Los Angeles, “Jimmy Branly’s Studio” in Burbank, California, and was produced by Rich Mouser, Alan Morse, and John Boegehold.

Personnel:

  • Ted Leonard- lead vocals, guitars, additional tracks and overdubs recording
  • Alan Morse- electric guitar, acoustic guitar, pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar, mandolin, autoharp, backing vocals, additional tracks, and overdubs recording
  • Ryo Okumoto- organ, mellotron, piano, synths, clavinet, vocoder, additional tracks, and overdubs recording
  • Dave Meros– lead and backing vocals, bass, additional tracks and overdubs recording
  • Jimmy Keegan– lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion, timpani
  • David Ragsdale- violin
  • Nick D’Virgilio– drums
  • John Boegehold – concept, Candid Studio photos
  • Rich Mouser – engineering, mixing, mastering
  • Jeff Fox – second engineering
  • Jeff Silverman – engineering
  • John Morse – engineering
  • Jimmy Branly – engineering
  • Thomas Ewerhard – cover artwork, graphic design
  • Alex Solca – band photography
  • Stan Ausmus – Candid Studio photos

Track listing:

  1. Tides of Time – Stan Ausmus
  2. Minion – Ted Leonard
  3. Hell’s Not Enough – Ted Leonard
  4. Bennett Built a Time Machine – John Boegehold
  5. Get Out While You Can – John Boegehold
  6. A Better Way To Fly – John Boegehold
  7. The Center Line – Alan Morse, Ryo Okumoto
  8. To Be Free Again – John Boegehold
  9. Disappear – John Boegehold

On August 19, 2008.

On August 19, 2008, “Domino Recording Company” label released “Humbug”, the third Arctic Monkeys studio album. It was recorded November 2008 – April 2009, at “Pink Duck” in Burbank, California, “Rancho De La Luna” in Joshua Tree, California, “Mission Sound” in Brooklyn, New York, and was produced by James Ford and Josh Homme.

Personnel:

  • Alex Turner – lead vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Jamie Cook – guitar, keyboards
  • Nick O’Malley – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Matt Helders – drums, backing vocals
  • John Ashton – backing vocals, keyboards
  • Alison Mosshart– additional vocals
  • Alain Johannes– engineer
  • Justin Smith – engineer assistance
  • Claudius Mittendorfer – additional engineering
  • Rich Costey– mixing
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Guy Aroch– cover, booklet photography
  • Chapman Baehler– booklet photography
  • Mark Bull – booklet photography
  • Justin Smith – booklet photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Alex Turner.

  1. My Propeller
  2. Crying Lightning
  3. Dangerous Animals
  4. Secret Door
  5. Potion Approaching
  6. Fire and the Thud
  7. Cornerstone
  8. Dance Little Liar
  9. Pretty Visitors
  10. The Jeweler’s Hands

On August 1, 1983.

On August 1, 1983, “Geffen” label released “Everybody’s Rockin’”, the 13th Neil Young studio album. It was recorded April – May 1983, at “Modern Recorders” in Redwood City, California, and was produced by Elliot Mazer and Neil Young.

Personnel:

  • Neil Young – vocals, piano, guitar, harmonica

The Shocking Pinks

  • Larry Byrom– piano, backing vocals
  • Anthony Crawford– backing vocals
  • Tim Drummond– upright bass
  • Karl Himmel – snare drum –
  • Ben Keith– alto saxophone, lead guitar
  • Rick Palombi – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Young, except where noted.

  1. Betty Lou’s Got a New Pair of Shoes – Bobby Freeman
  2. Rainin’ in My Heart – Slim Harpo, Jerry West
  3. Payola Blues – Ben Keith, Neil Young
  4. Wonderin’
  5. Kinda Fonda Wanda – Tim Drummond, Neil Young
  6. Jellyroll Man
  7. Bright Lights, Big City – Jimmy Reed
  8. Cry, Cry, Cry
  9. Mystery Train – Junior Parker, Sam Phillips
  10. Everybody’s Rockin’

On July 29, 1986.

On July 29, 1986, “Family Productions” and “Columbia” labels released “The Bridge”, the tenth Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded 1985 – 1986, at “The Power Station”, “Chelsea Sound”, “RCA Studios”, in New York City and “Evergreen Studios”, in Burbank, California, and was produced by Phil Ramone. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Billy Joel– lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano, synthesizers, electric guitar, Fender Rhodes
  • Ray Charles– acoustic piano, lead vocals
  • David Brown – guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar
  • Russell Javors– guitar
  • Liberty DeVitto– drums, percussion
  • Doug Stegmeyer– bass guitar
  • Mark Rivera– tenor and alto saxophone
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer, orchestration
  • Jeff Bova– synthesizer, orchestration
  • Steve Winwood– Hammond B3 organ
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • John McCurry– guitar
  • Neil Stubenhaus– bass guitar
  • Ron Carter– acoustic bass
  • Neil Jason– bass guitar
  • Vinnie Colaiuta– drums
  • Jimmy Bralower – percussion
  • Eddie Daniels– alto saxophone
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone
  • Dave Bargeron– trombone
  • Marvin Stamm– trumpet
  • Alan Rubin– trumpet
  • Don Brooks– harmonica
  • Patrick Williams– arrangements
  • Philippe Saisse– orchestration
  • Peter Hewlett – backing vocals
  • Cyndi Lauper– harmony vocals
  • Joseph D’Ambrosio – production coordinator
  • Jim Boyer – engineer
  • Steve Boyer, David Dickson, Bradshaw Leigh, Fred Tenny – engineer assistant
  • Ricki Begin, Peter Bergren, Mark Betts, Steve Buller, Cary Butler, Gary Ciuzio, Ed Evans, Bruce Howell, Joe Lopes, Frank Rodriguez, Billy Rothschild, Joe Salvatto, Audrey Tanaka, Phil Vachon – technical support
  • Ted Jensen– mixing
  • Mark Larson – design
  • Brad Holland – cover painting
  • Patrick Demarchelier – photography
  • Larry Busacca, Phil Ramone, Charles Reilly – sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel, except where noted.

  1. Running on Ice
  2. This Is the Time
  3. A Matter of Trust
  4. Modern Woman
  5. Baby Grand
  6. Big Man on Mulberry Street
  7. Temptation
  8. Code of Silence – Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper
  9. Getting Closer

On July 28, 1998.

On July 28, 1998, “Magna Carta” label released “Age of Impact”, the debut Explorers Club album. It was recorded in 1998, at “Sound Temple Studio” in Oakland, California, and was produced by Trent Gardner.

Personnel:

  • Trent Gardner– keyboards, trombone, mixing
  • Wayne Gardner– lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass
  • James LaBrie– lead vocals
  • Bret Douglas– lead vocals
  • Matt Bradley– lead vocals
  • C. Cooper– lead vocals
  • John Petrucci– guitar
  • Terry Bozzio– drums
  • Billy Sheehan– bass
  • Steve Howe– acoustic guitar
  • Derek Sherinian– keyboards
  • James Murphy– guitar
  • Michael Bemesderfer– flute, wind controller
  • Frederick Clarke– nylon string guitar
  • Matt Guillory– keyboards
  • Brad Kaiser – MIDIpercussion
  • James Murphy – engineer
  • Kevin Elson – mixing
  • Kevin Lee – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Trent Gardner.

  1. Impact 1 – Fate Speaks
  2. Impact 2 – Fading Fast
  3. Impact 3 – No Returning
  4. Impact 4 – Time Enough
  5. Impact 5 – Last Call

On July 26, 2005.

On July 26, 2005, “Atlantic” label released “Mr. A–Z”, the second Jason Mraz studio album. It was recorded 2004 – 2005, at “Allaire Studios” in Shokan, New York, “Chez Mraz” in San Diego, California, “Pulse Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite, Josh Deutsch, and Kevin Kadish.

Personnel:

  • Jason Mraz– lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Ian Sheridan – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Bill Bell – guitar, backing vocals
  • Adam King – drums, backing vocals
  • Eric Hinojosa – keyboards, backing vocals, programming
  • Raul Rekow – congas, percussion
  • Karl Perazzo – timbales, percussion
  • Jack Daley – bass guitar
  • Lyle Workman – electric and Dobro resonator guitar
  • Nir “Nir Z” Zidkyahu– drums
  • Roger Joseph Manning, Jr.– keyboards, Moog bass synthesizer
  • Bashiri Johnson – percussion
  • Mike Elizondo– bass guitar
  • Josh Deutsch – castanets
  • Kevin Kadish – acoustic guitar
  • Nicole Bayer – cello
  • Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson– drums
  • Steve Sidelnyk – programming
  • DJ Bob Necksnapp – scratching, mixing
  • Bushwalla– spoken word
  • Noel “Toca” Rivera – backing vocals
  • Roxanne Oldham – backing vocals
  • Danielle Decker – backing vocal
  • Raul Midón– classical and electric guitar, faux horn, backing vocals
  • Charlie Mingroni – spoken word
  • Dennis Morris – programming
  • Lee Davis High School Choir – choir vocals
  • Steve Lilywhite– backing vocals, mixing
  • Carl Glanville – engineering, mixing
  • Scott Moore – backing vocals, engineering assistance
  • Matthew Cullen – engineering assistance
  • Samuel “Vaughn” Merrick – engineering
  • David Thoener – mixing
  • Jim Scott – mixing
  • Ted Jensen– mastering

Track listing:

  1. Life Is Wonderful – Jason Mraz
  2. Wordplay – Jason Mraz, Kevin Kadish
  3. Geek in Pink – Jason Mraz, Kevin Kadish, Scott Storch, Ian Sheridan
  4. Did You Get My Message – Jason Mraz, Dan Wilson
  5. Curiosity – Jason Mraz, Dennis Morris, Lester Mendez
  6. Clockwatching – Jason Mraz, Dennis Morris, Ainslie Henderson
  7. Bella Luna – Jason Mraz, Billy “Bushwalla” Galewood
  8. Plane – Jason Mraz, Dennis Morris
  9. O, Lover – Jason Mraz, Dennis Morris
  10. Please Don’t Tell Her – Jason Mraz, Eric Hinojosa
  11. The Forecast – Jason Mraz, Eric Hinojosa
  12. Song for a Friend – Jason Mraz, Dan Wilson, Dennis Morris, Eric Hinojosa