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In September 1967.

In September 1967, “Elektra” label released the self-titled, debut Clear Light studio album. It was recorded April – August 1967, at “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Paul A. Rotchild.

Personnel:

  • Cliff De Young – vocals
  • Bob Seal – vocals, guitar
  • Ralph Schuckett – keyboards
  • Douglas Lubahn – bass
  • Dallas Taylor – drums
  • Michael Ney – drums
  • Robbie Robison – guru
  • Lee Housekeeper – seer and overseer
  • Bruce Botnick – engineer
  • Jac Holzman – production supervisor
  • Gordon Anderson – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Black Roses – Wolfgang Dios, Cliff De Young, Bob Seal, Ralph Schuckett, Douglas Lubahn, Dallas Taylor
  2. Sand – Douglas Lubahn
  3. A Child’s Smile – Cliff De Young, Bob Seal, Ralph Schuckett, Douglas Lubahn, Dallas Taylor, Michael Ney
  4. Street Singer – Greg Copeland, Steve Noonan
  5. The Ballad of Freddie and Larry – Cliff De Young, Ralph Schuckett
  6. With All in Mind – Bob Seal
  7. Mr. Blue – Tom Paxton
  8. Think Again – Cliff De Young, Bob Seal, Ralph Schuckett, Douglas Lubahn, Dallas Taylor
  9. They Who Have Nothing – Bob Seal
  10. How Many Days Have Passed – Bob Seal
  11. Night Sounds Loud – Douglas Lubahn

In June 1982.

In July 1982, “Elektra” label released “Under the Big Black Sun”, the third X studio album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ray Manzarek.

Personnel:

  • John Doe – vocals, bass
  • Exene Cervenka – vocals
  • Billy Zoom – guitar, saxophone, clarinet
  • D.J. Bonebrake – drums, marimba vibes, percussion
  • Ray Manzarek – keyboards
  • Alfred Harris – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks written by John Doe and Exene Cervenka except where noted.

  1. The Hungry Wolf
  2. Motel Room in My Bed
  3. Riding with Mary
  4. Come Back to Me
  5. Under the Big Black Sun
  6. Because I Do
  7. Blue Spark
  8. Dancing with Tears in My Eyes – Al Dubin, Joe Burke
  9. Real Child of Hell
  10. How I (Learned My Lesson)
  11. The Have Nots

In April 1981.

In April 1981, “Elektra” label released “Tender Togetherness”, album by Stanley Turrentine. It was recorded February – April 1981, at “Indigo Ranch” in Malibu, California, and was produced by Larry Dunn.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
  • Philip Bailey – lead and backing vocals, percussion
  • Roland Bautista – guitars
  • Eduardo del Barrio – piano, electric piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Denzil Miller – piano, electric piano, clavinet, Fender Rhodes
  • Jeff Johnson – synthesizer
  • Tom Pigott Smith – synthesizer
  • Nathan East – bass guitar, electric guitar
  • Byron Miller – bass guitar
  • Leon “Ndugu” Chancler – drums, arranger
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion
  • Steven Dunn – percussion, drums, Moog bass, arranger
  • Fred White – percussion, drums
  • Ralph Johnson – percussion
  • Marlena Jeter – vocals
  • Dianne Reeves – vocals
  • Gwen Matthews – vocals
  • Lynn Davis – vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Don Myrick – alto saxophone
  • Andrew Woolfolk – tenor saxophone
  • Rahmlee Michael Davis – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Mike Harris – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Jerry Hey – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • David Duke – French horn
  • Sidney Muldrow – French horn
  • Bill Reichenbach Jr. – bass trombone
  • Louis Satterfield – trombone
  • Roland Bautista – arranger
  • George del Barrio – conductor, string arrangements
  • Rahmlee Michael Davis – horn arrangements
  • Eduardo del Barrio – arranger
  • Larry Dunn – arranger, vocal arrangement
  • Mike Harris – horn arrangements
  • Don Myrick – horn arrangements
  • Louis Satterfield – horn arrangements
  • Denzil Miller – arranger, vocal arrangement

Track listing:

  1. Hermanos – Eddie del Barrio, Larry Dunn
  2. I’ll Give You My Love – Roland Bautista, Cavanaugh, Larry Dunn, Stanley Turrentine
  3. Tamarac – Larry Dunn, Steven Dunn
  4. After the Love Has Gone – Bill Champlin, David Foster, Jay Graydon
  5. Cherubim – Larry Dunn
  6. Only You and Me – Eddie del Barrio, Larry Dunn, Roxanne Seeman
  7. World Chimes – Larry Dunn
  8. Pure Love – Larry Dunn, Denzil Miller Jr., Stanley Turrentine
  9. Havin Fun with Mr. T – Chandler, Larry Dunn, Denzil Miller, Byron Miller

On November 16, 1972.

On November 16, 1972, “Elektra” label released “No Secrets”, the third Carly Simon studio album. It was recorded September – October 1972, at “Trident Studio” in London, and was produced by Richard Perry.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano, acoustic guitar, string arrangements, ARP synthesizer arrangements
  • David Hentschel – ARP synthesizer
  • Peter Robinson – acoustic piano
  • Nicky Hopkins – acoustic piano
  • Bill Payne – organ
  • Paul Keough – acoustic guitar
  • Lowell George – slide guitar
  • Jimmy Ryan – bass, acoustic, electric and lead guitar
  • Klaus Voormann – bass
  • Andy Newmark – drums
  • Jim Gordon – drums
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Ray Cooper – congas
  • Richard Perry – percussion
  • Bobby Keys – tenor saxophone
  • Kirby Johnson – electric piano, string arrangements, horn arrangements, woodwind arrangements, conductor
  • Paul Buckmaster – orchestration, synthesizers; orchestra, synthesizer and woodwind arrangements, conductor
  • Vicki Brown – backing vocals
  • Liza Strike – backing vocals
  • Mick Jagger – backing vocals
  • James Taylor – backing vocals
  • Bonnie Bramlett – backing vocals
  • Linda McCartney – backing vocals
  • Paul McCartney – backing vocals
  • Doris Troy – backing vocals
  • Robin Geoffrey Cable – engineer, recording, remixing
  • Mark Berry – recording
  • Bill Schnee – engineer, remixing
  • Doug Sax – disc cutting
  • Robert L. Heimall – art direction, design
  • Ed Caraeff – cover photography
  • Peter Simon – inner sleeve photography
  • David Katz – musicians contractor

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon, except where noted.

  1. The Right Thing to Do
  2. The Carter Family – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  3. You’re So Vain
  4. His Friends Are More Than Fond of Robin
  5. We Have No Secrets
  6. Embrace Me, Tour Child
  7. Waited So Long
  8. It Was So Easy – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  9. Night Owl – James Taylor
  10. When You Close Your Eyes – Carly Simon, Bill Mernit

On November 13, 2001.

On November 13, 2001, “Elektra” label released “Motherland”, the third Natalie Merchant album. It was recorded July – September 2001, at “Allaire Studios”, “Sunset Sound” and “Clinton Studios”, and was produced by T-Bone Burnett and Natalie Merchant.

Personnel:

  • Natalie Merchant – vocal, piano, Rhodes piano
  • Erik Della Penna – electric guitar, classical guitar, acoustic guitar, oud, banjo, lap steel guitar, bouzouki
  • Greg Leisz – acoustic and electric guitar, 12 string guitar, banjo, mandolin
  • Elizabeth Steen – Hammond organ, mellotron, Wurlitzer piano, piano
  • Gabriel Gordon – vocal, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Keefus Ciancia – piano, Hammond organ, keyboard
  • Patrick Warren – Chamberlin, pump organ
  • Guy Klucevsek – accordion
  • Van Dyke Parks – accordion
  • Mike Elizondo – acoustic bass
  • Bob Glaub – bass guitar
  • Jeremy McCoy – bass guitar
  • Graham Maby – bass guitar
  • Matt Chamberlain – drums, percussion
  • Carla Azar – drums 
  • Katie Goldberg – vocal
  • Mavis Staples – vocals
  • Kate Daley – Vivian girl’s voice
  • Kelly Daley – Vivian girl’s voice
  • Stephen Barber – arranger, conductor
  • David Ralicke – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trombone
  • Philip Myers – French horn
  • Sandra Church – alto flute
  • David Krakauer – clarinet
  • Mitchell Estrin – bass clarinet
  • Tony Kadleck – trumpet
  • Chris Tedesco – trumpet
  • Sandra Park – violin, string contractor
  • Krystof Kuznik – violin
  • Bruno Eicher – violin
  • Ann S. Kim – violin
  • Lisa E. Kim – violin
  • Karen Marx – violin
  • Robert T. Shaw – violin
  • Fiona Simon – violin
  • Soo Hyun Kwon – violin
  • Jung Sun Yoo – violin
  • Sharon Yamada – violin
  • Laura Seaton – violin
  • Nick Cords – viola
  • Vivek Kamath – viola
  • Karen Dreyfus – viola
  • Elizabeth Dyson – cello
  • Sarah Seiver – cello
  • Alan Stepansky – cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Natalie Merchant.

  1. This House Is on Fire
  2. Motherland
  3. Saint Judas
  4. Put the Law on You
  5. Build a Levee
  6. Golden Boy
  7. Henry Darger
  8. The Worst Thing – Spanish lyrics by Daniel de la Calle 
  9. Tell Yourself
  10. Just Can’t Last
  11. Not in This Life
  12. I’m Not Gonna Beg

On September 29, 1992.

On September 29, 1992, “Elektra” label released “Our Time in Eden”, the fifth 10,000 Maniacs studio album. It was recorded July 1991 – May 1992, at “Bearsville Studios” in Bearsville, New York, and was produced by Paul Fox.

Personnel:

  • Natalie Merchant – vocals, piano
  • Dennis Drew – Hammond organ, piano, keyboards, accordion
  • Robert Buck – acoustic and electric guitars, electric sitar, banjo, pedal and lap steel guitars, mandocello
  • Steven Gustafson – bass guitar
  • Jerome Augustyniak – drums, percussion
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion
  • Ralph Morrison – violin
  • Bruce Dukov – violin
  • Mary Ramsey – violin, viola
  • Pamela Goldsmith – viola
  • Larry Corbett – cello
  • Charles Fleischer – harmonica
  • Kim Laskowski – bassoon
  • Atsuko Sato – bassoon
  • James Brown – horns
  • Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis – tenor saxophone
  • Maceo Parker – alto saxophone
  • Fred Wesley – trombone
  • Paul Buckmaster – string quartet arranger, conductor
  • Ed Thacker – engineer, mixing
  • Michael Reiter – second engineer
  • Scott Blockland – mixing (second engineer)
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Frank Olinsky, Miss Merchant – package design
  • Rob Marinissen – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Natalie Merchant except where noted.

  1. Noah’s Dove
  2. These Are Days – Robert Buck, Natalie Merchant
  3. Eden – Jerome Augustyniak, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, Robert Buck, Natalie Merchant
  4. Few and Far Between
  5. Stockton Gala Days – Jerome Augustyniak, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, Robert Buck, Natalie Merchant
  6. Gold Rush Brides – Robert Buck, Natalie Merchant
  7. Jezebel
  8. How You’ve Grown
  9. Candy Everybody Wants – Dennis Drew, Natalie Merchant
  10. Tolerance
  11. Circle Dream – Jerome Augustyniak, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, Robert Buck, Natalie Merchant
  12. If You Intend
  13. I’m Not the Man

On September 24, 2005.

On September 24, 2002, “Elektra” label released “The Naked Ride Home”, the twelfth Jackson Browne album. It was recorded in 2001, at “Groove Masters” in Santa Monica, CA, and was produced by Jackson Browne in Kevin McCormick.

Personnel:

  • Jackson Browne – lead vocals, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jeff Scott Young – acoustic piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond organ, synthesizers, harmony vocals
  • Mark Goldenberg – electric and hi-string guitar
  • Greg Leisz – acoustic and 12-string electric guitar
  • Kevin Moore (Keb’ Mo’) – slide guitar
  • Val McCallum – rhythm acoustic guitar
  • Kevin McCormick – bass guitar, rhythm electric guitar
  • Mauricio “Fritz” Lewak – drums, cajón
  • Luis Conte – percussion
  • Fernando Pullam – trumpet
  • Jennifer Gross – harmony vocals
  • Kipp Lennon – harmony vocals
  • Alethea Mills – harmony vocals, choir vocals
  • Chavonne Morris – harmony vocals, choir vocals
  • Jimmy Burney – choir vocals
  • Marc Cohn – harmony vocals
  • Fred Martin – choir arrangements
  • Paul Dieter – engineer
  • Sebastian Haimerl, Mark Johnson, Bil Lane, Rich Tosi – assistant engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain – mixing
  • Kevin Harp – mixing assistant
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Ed Wong – technical director
  • Dustin Stanton – artwork
  • Nels Israelson – cover photography
  • Dianna Cohen, Nels Israelson – booklet photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackson Browne, Mark Goldenberg, Mauricio Lewak, Kevin McCormick and Jeff Young, except where noted:

  1. The Naked Ride Home – Jackson Browne
  2. The Night Inside Me
  3. Casino Nation
  4. For Taking the Trouble – Jackson Browne
  5. Never Stop
  6. Walking Town
  7. About My Imagination
  8. Sergio Leone
  9. Don’t You Want to Be There – Jackson Browne
  10. My Stunning Mystery Companion – Jackson Browne

On September 22, 1998.

On September 22, 1998, “Elektra” label released “The Proximity Effect”, the second Nada Surf studio album. It was recorded in 1998, at “Palindrome”, “Baby Monster Studios”, “Axis Studios”, “Electric Lady Studios”, “Avatar Studios”, “Ocean Way Recording”, “Shabbey Road Studios”, “Sony Music Studios” and “Room With A View” in New York City, and was produced by Fred Maher.

Personnel:

  • Matthew Caws – vocals, guitar
  • Daniel Lorca – vocals, bass
  • Ira Elliot – drums, backing vocals
  • Chris Fudurich – Wurlitzer piano, engineer
  • John Parthum, Lloyd Puckitt – engineer
  • Fred Maher – mixing
  • Jack-Joseph Puig – mixing
  • John Travis – mixing
  • Lloyd Puckitt – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
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Track listing:

All tracks by Matthew Caws, Daniel Lorca and Ira Elliot.

  1. Hyperspace
  2. Amateur
  3. 80 Windows
  4. Mother’s Day
  5. Troublemaker
  6. Bacardi
  7. Bad Best Friend
  8. Dispossession
  9. The Voices
  10. Firecracker
  11. Slow Down
  12. Robot
  13. Spooky
  14. Silent Fighting

In August 1973.

In August 1973, “Elektra” label released “Valley Hi”, the fourth Ian Matthews album. It was recorded in 1973, at “The Countryside Studio”, and was produced by Michael Nesmith.

Personnel:

  • Ian Matthews – vocals, guitar, arranger
  • David Barry – keyboards
  • Jay Lacy – guitar
  • Michael Nesmith – guitar, steel guitar
  • Bobby Warford – guitar
  • Orville J. Rhodes – steel guitar
  • Byron Berline – fiddle
  • Billy Graham – bass, fiddle
  • Danny Lane – drums
  • Fritz Richmond – engineer 
  • Terry Dunavan – engineer
  • Robert L. Heimall – art direction
  • Bruce Atkins – artwork
  • Paul Slaughter – photography
  • John Paul Endress – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Matthews, except where noted.

  1. Keep On Sailing
  2. Old Man at the Mill – traditional
  3. Shady Lies – Richard Thompson
  4. These Days – Jackson Browne
  5. Leaving Alone
  6. 7 Bridges Road – Steve Young
  7. Save Your Sorrows
  8. What Are You Waiting For – Randy Newman
  9. Propinquity – Michael Nesmith
  10. Blue Blue Day – Don Gibson