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On June 27, 2006.

On June 27, 2006, “Koch Records” label released “Rendezvous in Rio”, the sixteenth Michael Franks album. It was recorded in 2006, and was produced by John Rozenberg.

Personnel:

  • Michael Franks – vocals
  • Carmen Cuesta-Loeb, Pamela Driggs, Larry Hoppen – vocals
  • Robbie Dupree – vocals, background vocals
  • Beth Reineke, Veronica Nunn, Leslie Ritter– background vocals
  • Mike DeMicco, Romero Lubambo, Marc Shulman, Dwight Sills – guitar
  • Chuck Loeb – guitar, piano, keyboards, synthesizer, programming
  • Jeff Lorber – keyboards, arranger, drum programming, engineer, percussion programming
  • Scott Petito – keyboards, bass, mixing, mastering
  • Alex Al, Sergio Brandão, Jimmy Haslip – bass
  • Chris Hunter, Gary Meek– saxophone, flute
  • Eric Marienthal – alto and tenor saxophone
  • Roger Burn – piano, keyboards, vibraphone, programming
  • David Sancious – piano, keyboards
  • Charles Blenzig – keyboards, arranger, programming
  • Vinnie Colaiuta, Wolfgang Haffner, Brian Dunne, Michael White, Michael White- drums
  • Jerry Marotta – drums, percussion
  • Café – percussion
  • Andy Suzuki – woodwind
  • Megan Denver – art direction, design, photography
  • Dion Ogust – photography

Track listing:

  1. Under the Sun – Michael Franks
  2. Rendezvous In Rio – Charles Blenzig, Michael Franks
  3. The Cool School – Michael Franks
  4. Samba de Soho – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ronaldo Bastos
  5. Rendezvous In Rio – Michael Franks
  6. Scatsville – Michael Franks
  7. The Chemistry Of Love – Michael Franks
  8. Hearing “Take Five – Michael Franks
  9. The Question Is Why – Michael Franks
  10. Songbirds – Michael Franks

On June 1, 1999.

On June 1, 1999, “Windham Hill” label released “Barefoot on the Beach”, the fourteenth Michael Franks studio album. It was recorded in 1999, and was produced by Chuck Loeb and Jimmy Haslip.

Personnel:

  • Michael Franks, Valerie Simpson – vocals
  • Carmen Cuesta, Lani Groves, Tawatha Agee – backing vocals
  • Jimmy Haslip, Will Lee – bass
  • John Patitucci – double bass
  • Brian Dunne, Shawn Pelton, Steve Gadd, Wolfgang Haffner – drums
  • James Hynes – flugelhorn
  • David Mann, Chris Hunter – flute
  • Chuck Loeb, Jay Azzolina, Jeff Mironov, Steve Khan – guitar
  • Charles Blenzig, Jimmy Haslip, Chris Palmaro, Mike Ricchiuti – keyboards
  • Bashiri Johnson, David Charles, Wolfgang Haffner – percussion
  • Bob James – piano
  • Chris Hunter, Andy Snitzer, Bob Mintzer, Michael Brecker – saxophone
  • Jim Beard – strings
  • Birch Johnson – trombone
  • Larry Lunetta, Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Dave Samuels – vibraphone

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Franks, except where noted.

  1. Barefoot on the Beach – Charles Blenzig, Michael Franks
  2. Heart Like an Open Book
  3. Now Love Has No End
  4. The Fountain of Youth
  5. When You Smiled at Me
  6. Double Talk
  7. Every Time She Whispers
  8. Why Spring Ain’t Here
  9. A Walk in the Rain
  10. Smooth
  11. Like Moon Behind a Cloud

In July 1987.

In July 1987, “Island” label released “Strange Weather”, the eleventh Marianne Faithfull album. It was recorded in 1987, at “A&R Recording Studios”, “Record Plant Studios” in New York City, “Bearsville Studios” in Bearsville, New York, and was produced by Hal Willner.

Personnel:

  • Marianne Faithfull – vocals
  • Bill Frisell- guitars
  • Michael Levine- violin
  • Sharon Freeman- piano
  • Fernando Saunders- bass
  • Chris Hunter – alto saxophone, flute
  • Garth Hudson- accordion
  • John- (credited as Mac Rebennack) – piano
  • Robert Quine- guitar
  • T. Lewis – drums, horn arrangements
  • Steve Slagle – alto saxophone
  • William Schimmel- accordion
  • Lew Soloff- trumpet
  • Michael Gibbs- string arrangements
  • Joe Ferla – recording, mixing
  • Tony Wright- cover and sleeve photography

Track listing:

  1. Stranger Intro – Bill Frisell
  2. Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Al Dubin, Harry Warren
  3. I Ain’t Goin’ Down To The Well No More – Huddie Ledbetter, Alan Lomax, John Lomax
  4. Yesterdays – Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern
  5. Sign of Judgement – Kid Prince Moore
  6. Strange Weather – Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan
  7. Love, Life and Money – Julius Dixon, Henry Glover
  8. ll Keep It With Mine – Bob Dylan
  9. Hello Stranger – Doc Pomus, Mac Rebennack (Dr. John)
  10. Penthouse Serenade – Will Jason, Val Burton
  11. As Tears Go By – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Andrew Loog Oldham
  12. A Stranger On Earth – Sid Feller, Rick Ward

On July 9, 1983.

On July 9, 1983, “Innervision” label released “Fantastic”, the debut Wham! studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1983, at “Maison Rouge Studios” in London, and was produced by Steve Brown, George Michael and Bob Carter. The album was certified Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, and 3 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • George Michael – vocals, background vocals, keyboards
  • Robert Ahwai, Andrew Ridgeley – guitar
  • Jess Bailey, Bob Carter, Anne Dudley, Tommy Eyre – keyboards
  • Baps, Guy Barker, Raoul, Colin Graham, Chris Hunter, Roddy Lorimer, Iain MacKintosh, Ian Ritchie, Paul Cox, Geoff Daley, Martin Drover – horn
  • Graham Broad, Trevor Murrell– drums
  • Jimmy Chambers, George Chandler Linda Hayes, Shirlie Holliman, Tony Jackson, Josie James, Katie Kisson, Stevie Lang, C. Lee, Sylvia Mason – background vocals
  • Andy Duncan – drums, percussion
  • Deon Estus, Brad Lang, John McKenzie– bass
  • Luis Jardim, Tony Moroni – percussion
  • Dave Mortimer – shouts
  • Paul Ridgeley – guitar, shouts
  • Chris Craymer, Janusz Guttner – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by George Michael, except where noted.

  1. Bad Boys
  2. A Ray of Sunshine
  3. Love Machine – Pete Moore, Billy Griffin
  4. Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do) – Michael Andrew Ridgeley
  5. Club Tropicana – Michael Andrew Ridgeley
  6. Nothing Looks the Same in the Light
  7. Come On
  8. Young Guns (Go for It!)

In April 1987.

In April 1987, “A&M” label released “Will Power”, the ninth Joe Jackson album. It was recorded in 1987, and was produced by Joe Jackson. “Will Power” was Jackson’s first experiment with classical music.

Personnel:

  • Joe Jackson – orchestration, arrangements,  mixing
  • Ed Roynesdal – Kurzweil K250 synthesizer, electric piano
  • Gary Burke – drums
  • Pat Rebillot- piano
  • Vinnie Zummo – guitar
  • Anthony Jackson- bass guitar
  • Neil Jason- bass guitar
  • Tony Aiello – soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, clarinet
  • Chris Hunter – alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Steve Slagle- soprano saxophone
  • Michael Parloff, Laura Conwesser, Andrew Lolya – flute, piccolo
  • Susan Trainer – piccolo
  • Roger Rosenberg, Ray Beckstein, Charles Russo, Dave Tofani- clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Henry Shuman – oboe
  • John Campo – bassoon
  • Paul Ingraham, Jerry Peel, Pohn Clark, Donal Corrado – French horns
  • Michael Morreale, Mel Davis- trumpets
  • Dave Taylor, Tom Malone- trombones
  • Sue Evans, Dave Carey, David Freidman – percussion
  • David Nadien- concertmaster, violins
  • Charles Libove, Barry Finclair, John Pintavalle, Jan Mullen, Marti Sweet, Arnold Eidus, Richard Sortomme, Matthew Raimondi, Marin Alsop, Gerald Tarack, Regis Iandorio, Joseph Rabushka, Lew Eley, Jean Ingraham, Marilyn Wright, Masako Yanagita, Al Rogers, Louanne Montesi, Richard Henrickson, David Davis – violins
  • Lamar Alsop, Ted Isreal, Maureen Gallagher, Carol Landon, Julian Barber, Harry Zaratzian, Sol Greitzer, Sue Pray, Jean Dane – violas
  • Charles McCracken, Richard Locker, Warren Lash, Seymour Barab, Jacqueline Mullen, Fred Zlotkin, Jean Leblanc, Diane Barrere, Alla Goldberg – cellos
  • Homer Mensch, John Miller, John Beal, Joe Tamosaitis – double bass
  • Andrew Zurcher – vocals
  • Paul Goodman, Michael Frondelli and Dennis Ferrante – recording engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Jackson.

  1. No Pasaran
  2. Solitude
  3. Will Power
  4. Nocturne
  5. Symphony in One Movement