On November 25, 2011, Don DeVito died aged 72. He was musician (guitar), record producer and music business executive. He started playing guitar on tours with Al Kooper, and has his own band The Sabres. He worked with Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, and Aerosmith, but was best known as producer of some of the most important Bob Dylan’s albums, including “Blood on the Tracks”, “Desire”, “Street Legal”, “Hard rain”, and “Bob Dylan at Budokan”. In 1989 DeVito won “Grammy Award” for “Best Traditional Folk Recording”.
On September 24, 2002, “Lost Highway Records” label released “Demolition”, the third Ryan Adams studio album. It was recorded in 2002, and was produced by Ryan Adams, Michael Blair, Frank Callari, David Domanich, Ethan Johns and Luke Lewis.
On May 23, 1988, “Blackheart” label released “Up Your Alley”, the sixth Joan Jett and the Blackhearts studio album. It was recorded in 1988 and was produced by Kenny Laguna, Ric Browde and Desmond Child.
On October 10, 1988, “Island” label released “Rattle and Hum”, the sixth U2 studio album. It was recorded 1987 – 1988, at “Sun Studio” in Memphis; “Point Depot”; “Danesmoat”, and “STS Studio” in Dublin; “A&M Studios” and “Ocean Way” in Los Angeles, and live in various locations, and was produced by Jimmy Iovine. The album was accompanied by a rockumentary film directed by Phil Joanou. “Rattle and Hum” was certified 7 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in Netherlands; 2 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; 4 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 5 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.
Bono– lead vocals, additional guitar, harmonica
The Edge– guitar, keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals
Adam Clayton– bass guitar
Larry Mullen Jr.– drums, percussion
Bob Dylan– Hammond organ, backing vocals
The New Voices of Freedom –gospel choir
George Pendergrass, Dorothy Terrell – vocal soloists
Joey Miskulin – organ
The Memphis Horns– horns
B. B. King– vocals,lead guitar
Rebecca Evans Russell, Phyllis Duncan, Helen Duncan – backing vocals
Brian Eno– keyboards
Benmont Tench– Hammond organ
Van Dyke Parks– string arrangement
Satan and Adam(Sterling Magee and Adam Gussow) – vocals, guitar, percussion, and harmonica (sourced from field recording)
Jimi Hendrix– electric guitar (sourced from “Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack” and More as played through U2’s concert PA system)
All lyrics by Bono; all music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr, except where noted.
Helter Skelter” (live at Denver, Colorado) – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
Van Diemen’s land – lyrics by The Edge
All Along the Watchtower” (live from “Save the Yuppie Free Concert in San Francisco) – Bob Dylan
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” (live at Madison Square Garden, New York)
Freedom For My People
Silver and Gold” (live from Denver, Colorado)
Pride (In the Name of Love)” (live from Denver, Colorado)
Angel of Harlem
Love Rescue Me
When Love Comes to Town
God Part II
The Star Spangled Banner” (Live) – music by John Stafford
Bullet the Blue Sky” (live at Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona)
On August 25, 1997,”Motor Music” label released “Sehnsucht” (“Desire”), the second Rammstein studio album. It was recorded November 1996 – July 1997, at “Temple Studios” in Malta, and was produced by Jacob Hellner and Rammstein. The album cover art was created by Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein. “Sehnsucht” was certified Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”, becoming the only album entirely in German to be certified Platinum in the US.
Till Lindemann– vocals
Richard Z. Kruspe– lead guitar, backing vocals
Paul Landers– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Oliver Riedel– bass guitar, backing vocals
Christoph Schneider– drums
Christian “Flake” Lorenz– keyboards
Björn Engelmann – mastering
Gottfried Helnwein– photography, portrait photography
Ronald Prent – mixing
Büro Dirk Rudolph – cover design, sleeve design
Mark Stagg – programming
All tracks by Rammstein, except “Sehnsucht”, by Rammstein and Orgasm Death Gimmick and “Tier”, by Rammstein and Jürgen Engler.
On January 29, 1985, “Vertigo” label released “Stella”, the fourth Yello studio album. It was recorded 1983 – 1984, at “Yello Studio” in Zurich, and was produced by Boris Blank and Dieter Meier. It was band’s first release without the founder member Carlos Perón. The album
Boris Blank – keyboards, programming, vocals
Dieter Meier– lead and background vocals
Beat Ash – hi-hat
Chico Hablas – guitar
Annie Hogan– piano
Rush Winters – vocals
Petia Kaufman –glass harp
All music by Boris Blank, lyrics by Dieter Meier except “Koladi-ola” lyrics by Boris Blank.
On January 5, 1976, “Columbia” label released “Desire”, the seventeenth Bob Dylan studio album. It was recorded July – October 1975, and was produced by Don De Vito. It became one of Dylan’s commercially most successful studio albums, reaching double Platinum in the US and triple Platinum in UK. “Desire” was NME “Album of the Year” and magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked it on number 174, on its list of “500 Greatest albums of All Time”.
Bob Dylan– vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica; piano
Vincent Bell – bouzouki
Ronee Blakley– background vocals
Dominic Cortese – accordion, mandolin
Emmylou Harris– background vocals
Scarlet Rivera– violin
Luther Rix – congas
Steven Soles– background vocals
Rob Stoner– bass guitar, background vocals
Howard Wyeth– drums, piano
All tracks by Bob Dylan and Jacques Levy, except where noted.