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On February 3, 2015.

On February 3, 2015, “Verve” label released “Wallflower”, the twelfth Diana Krall album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, at “Verve Studio” in Santa Monica, “Capitol Studios” and “The Village Studios” in Hollywood, “MSR Studios” in New York City, “Soundtrade Studios” in Sweden, “The Orange Lounge” in Toronto, “Creekside Studio” in Vancouver BC, “Studio Ferber” in Paris, “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by David Foster.

Personnel:

  • Diana Krall – vocals, piano
  • Michael Buble – vocals
  • Brian Adams – vocals
  • Ramon Stagnaro – acoustic guitar
  • Michael Thompson – acoustic guitar
  • David Foster – piano, keyboards, arranger
  • William Ross – arranger
  • Chris Walden – arranger
  • Vince Mendoza – arranger
  • Stephen Stills – electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Graham Nash, Timothy B. Schmit – backing vocals
  • Nathan East – bass
  • Christian McBride, E-Bow – bass
  • Dennis Crouch – bass
  • Michael Thompson – electric guitar
  • Blake Mills – guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Karriem Riggins – drums
  • Karriem Riggins – drums
  • Jochem van der Saag – synth, programming, sound designer, mixing, co-producer
  • Andreas Carlsson – co-producer
  • Gavin Greenaway – orchestra conductor
  • Everton Nelson – orchestra leader
  • Chris Potter, Guillaume Dujardin, Jochem van der Saag, Jorge Vivo – engineer
  • Paul Forgues, Daniel Fyfe, Chris Owens, Steve Genewick – engineer assistant
  • Anders Pantzer, Roy Hendrickson, Spencer Sunshine – recording engineer
  • Jorge Vivo, Nuno Fernandes, Steve Price, Hank Linderman – recording
  • Paul Blakemore – mastering
  • Coco Shinomiya – design
  • Fotheringham – illustration

Track listing:

  1. California Dreamin’ – John Philips, Michelle Philips
  2. Desperado – Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  3. Superstar – Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell
  4. Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
  5. Wallflower – Bob Dylan
  6. If I Take You Home Tonight – Paul McCartney
  7. I Can’t Tell You Why – Timothy B. Schmit, Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  8. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word – Elton John, Bernard Taupin
  9. Operator (That’s Not the Way It Feels) – Jim Croce
  10. I’m Not in Love – Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart
  11. Feels Like Home – Randy Newman
  12. Don’t Dream It’s Over – Neil Finn

 

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On December 26, 2017.

On December 26, 2017, James Burns died aged 65. He was television producer and writer, best known as co-creator  (with Robert Small) of “MTV Unplugged”. The show originally aired on “MTV” from 1989 to 1999, featured well-known musicians performing acoustic versions of their songs, among the others Elton John,  Aerosmith, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Nirvana, Mariah Carey, Eric Clapton, LL Cool J, and 10,000 Maniacs.

On October 30, 1970.

On October 30, 1970, “DJM” label released “Tumbleweed Connection”, the third Elton John studio album. It was recorded March 1970, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Gus Dudgeon.

Personnel:

  • Elton John – lead and backing vocals, piano, Hammond organ
  • Madeline Bell, Tony Burrows, Kay Garner, Tony Hazzard, Tammi Hunt, Dusty Springfield, Heather Wheatman, Yvonne Wheatman – backing vocals
  • Paul Buckmaster– arrangement, conductor, orchestration
  • Brian Dee– Hammond organ
  • Ian Duck – harmonica
  • Lesley Duncan– backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Mike Egan – acoustic guitar
  • Herbie Flowers, Dave Glover, Chris Laurence – bass guitar
  • Gordon Huntley – steel guitar
  • Karl Jenkins– oboe
  • Robin Jones – congas, tambourine
  • Skaila Kanga– harp
  • Barry Morgan– drums
  • Dee Murray– backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Nigel Olsson– backing vocals, drums
  • Roger Pope – drums, percussion
  • Caleb Quaye– lead guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Les Thatcher – acoustic guitar, twelve-string acoustic guitar
  • Johnny Van Derek – violin
  • Robin Geoffrey Cable – engineer
  • Gus Skinas – editing
  • David Larkham – art direction, design, cover design, artwork, photography
  • Barry Wentzell, Ian Digby-Ovens – photography
  • John Tobler– liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, except where noted.

  1. Ballad of a Well-Known Gun
  2. Come Down in Time
  3. Country Comfort
  4. Son of Your Father
  5. My Father’s Gun
  6. Where to Now St. Peter?
  7. Love Song – Lesley Duncan
  8. Amoreena
  9. Talking Old Soldiers
  10. Burn Down the Mission

 

On September 13, 2013.

On September 13, 2013, “Mercury” label released “The Diving Board”, the twenty-ninth Elton John studio album. It was recorded January 2012 – January 2013, at “The Village” in Los Angeles, and was produced by T-Bone Burnett.

Personnel:

  • Elton John– piano, vocals
  • Jack Ashford– tambourine
  • Jay Bellerose– drums
  • George Bohanon– baritone horn, trombone, euphonium
  • Doyle Bramhall II– guitar
  • Keefus Ciancia– keyboards
  • Chuck Findley– flugelhorn
  • Bruce Fowler– trombone
  • Larry Goldings– Hammond organ B3
  • Darrell Leonard– horn arrangements, flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Bill Maxwell – BGV arrangements
  • Ira Nepus – trombone
  • David Plitch, Raphael Saadiq– bass guitar
  • Louis Price, Rose Stone, Perry Morgan, Judith Hill, Carmel Echols, Bill Cantos, Alvin Chea– backing vocals
  • William Roper – tuba
  • Luka Šulić, Stjepan Hauser– cello
  • Jason Wormer – recording, mixing
  • Jeff Gartenbaum, Chris Owens, Vanessa Parr – second engineer
  • Zachary Dawes, Chris Owens – assistant mixing engineer.
  • Gavin Lurssen – mastering.
  • Zachary Dawes – equipment technician
  • Carl Lieberman – piano technician
  • Mat Maitland – art direction
  • Tim Barber – photography
  • Tony King – creative director

Track listing:

All lyrics by Bernie Taupin, all music by Elton John.

  1. Oceans Away
  2. Oscar WildeGets Out
  3. A Town Called Jubilee
  4. The Ballad of Blind Tom
  5. Dream #1
  6. My Quicksand
  7. Can’t Stay Alone Tonight
  8. Voyeur
  9. Home Again
  10. Take This Dirty Water
  11. Dream #2
  12. The New Fever Waltz
  13. Mexican Vacation (Kids in the Candlelight)
  14. Dream #3
  15. The Diving Board

On August 1, 1977.

On August 1, 1977, “Columbia” label released “Tasty”, the eleventh Shadows album. It was recorded April – August 1974, March – April 1977, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and “Music Centre” in Wembley, and was produced by Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, John Farrar, Brian Bennett, Dave Richmond and Alan Tarney.

Personnel:

  • Hank Marvin- electric and acoustic guitars
  • Bruce Welch- electric and acoustic guitars
  • John Farrar- electric and acoustic guitars
  • Brian Bennett- drums, percussion, piano
  • Dave Richmond, Alan Tarney- bass guitar
  • Norrie Paramor- orchestral accompaniment
  • Tony Clark and Dick Plant – engineers
  • Gered Mankowitz – back cover photography
  • Cream – artwork, design

Track listing:

  1. Cricket Bat Boogie – Brian Bennett, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch
  2. Return to the Alamo – Brian Bennett, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch
  3. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  4. Another Night – Brian Bennett, Hank Marvin, Alan Tarney, Bruce Welch
  5. Honky Tonk Women – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  6. Montezuma’s Revenge – Brian Bennett, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch
  7. Walk, Don’t Run – Johnny Smith
  8. Superstar – Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell
  9. Bermuda Triangle – Brian Bennett, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch
  10. The Most Beautiful Girl – Rory Bourke, Billy Sherrill, Norro Wilson
  11. Creole Nights – Brian Bennett, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch

 

On June 22, 2004.

On June 22, 2004, “Rhino” label released “Gettin’ in Over My Head”, the fifth Brian Wilson studio album. It was recorded in 1996, 2002 – 2004, and was produced by Brian Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Brian Wilson– lead vocals, keyboards, piano
  • Carl Wilson– vocals
  • Paul McCartney– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Scott Bennett – guitar, bass, percussion, vibraphone, background vocals
  • Eric Clapton– lead guitar
  • Amy Farris– viola, violin
  • Jeffrey Foskett– guitar, background vocals
  • Probyn Gregory – french horn, guitar, keyboards, trombone, trumpet
  • Jim Hines – drums, percussion
  • Sandra Jensen – violin
  • Elton John– vocals, piano
  • Peter Kent – violin
  • Greg Leisz– guitar
  • Bob Lizik – bass
  • Paul Mertens – clarinet, flute, harmonica, saxophone
  • Andy Paley– percussion, background vocals
  • Michael Rhodes– bass
  • Carol Robbins – harp
  • Darian Sahanaja– keyboards, percussion, piano, vibraphone, background vocals
  • Rudolph Stein – cello
  • Todd Sucherman– drums, percussion
  • Joe Thomas – keyboards
  • Nick Walusko – guitar

Track listing:

  1. How Could We Still Be Dancin? – Brian Wilson, Joe Thomas
  2. Soul Searchin’ – Brian Wilson, Andy Paley
  3. You’ve Touched Me – Brian Wilson, Steve Kalinich
  4. Getting in Over My Head – Brian Wilson, Andy Paley
  5. City Blues – Brian Wilson, Scott Bennett
  6. Desert Drive – Brian Wilson, Andy Paley
  7. A Friend Like You – Brian Wilson, Steve Kalinich
  8. Make a Wish – Brian Wilson
  9. Rainbow Eyes – Brian Wilson
  10. Saturday Morning In The City – Brian Wilson, Andy Paley
  11. Fairy Tale – Brian Wilson, David Foster
  12. The Waltz – Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks

In January 1971.

In January 1971, “Cotillion” label released “Sister Kate”, the debut Kate Taylor album. It was recorded in 1970, at “Sunset Sound” and “Crystal Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Peter Asher.

Personnel:

  • Kate Taylor — vocals, clapping
  • Peter Asher— vocals, background vocals, clapping
  • John Beland, Bernie Leadon, James Taylor – guitar
  • Merry Clayton— vocals, background vocals, background music
  • Sandra Crouch — [ercussion, tambourine
  • Oma Drake — vocals, background vocals, background music
  • Abigale Haness — vocals
  • Gail Haness — background vocals, background music
  • John Hartford— banjo
  • Wayne Jackson— horn, horn arrangements
  • Carole King— piano, vocals, background vocals, string arrangements
  • Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar— guitar, percussion, conga, background vocals
  • Russ Kunkel, Joel O’Brian — drums
  • Charles Larkey, Leland Sklar— bass
  • Andrew Love, The Memphis Horns — horn, horn arrangements
  • Donna Prater — vocals, background vocals
  • Linda Ronstadt— vocals, background vocals, background music
  • Ralph Schuckett — organ, piano, accordion, keyboards
  • D. Souther— guitar, vocals, clapping
  • John Tartaglia — strings, string arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Home Again – Carole King
  2. Ballad of a Well Known Gun – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  3. Be That Way – Livingston Taylor
  4. Handbags and Gladrags – Mike d’Abo
  5. You Can Close Your Eyes – James Taylor
  6. Look at Granny Run, Run – Jerry Ragovoy, Mort Shuman
  7. Where You Lead – Carole King, Toni Stern
  8. White Lightning – Jape Richardson
  9. Country Comfort – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  10. Lo and Behold/Jesus Is Just All Right – James Taylor, A. Reid Reynolds
  11. Do I Still Figure in Your Life – Pete Dello
  12. Sweet Honesty – Beverley Martyn