Tag Archives: Epic

Reo Speedwagon: Wheels Are Turnin’

On November 5, 1984, “Epic” label released “Wheels Are Turnin’”, the eleventh REO Speedwagon studio album. It was recorded January – August 1984, at “Rumbo Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Kevin Cronin, Gary Richrath and Alan Gratzer.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Cronin – lead and backing vocals, guitars, arrangements
  • Gary Richrath – electric guitar
  • Neal Doughty – piano, organ, synthesizers
  • Bruce Hall – bass
  • Alan Gratzer – drums
  • Steve Forman – percussions
  • Tommy Funderburk – backing vocals
  • Tom Kelly – backing vocals
  • Richard Page – backing vocals
  • David DeVore – engineer, producer assistant
  • Julian Stoll – engineer assistant
  • Steve Hall – mastering
  • John Kosh – art direction, design
  • Ron Larson – art direction, design
  • Randee St. Nicholas – photography

Track listing:

  1. I Do’ Wanna Know – Kevin Cronin
  2. One Lonely Night – Neal Doughty
  3. Thru the Window – Bruce Hall, Jeffery B. Hall
  4. Rock ’n’ Roll Star – Kevin Cronin, Tom Kelly, Gary Richrath
  5. Live Every Moment – Kevin Cronin
  6. Can’t Fight This Feeling – Kevin Cronin
  7. Gotta Feel More – Kevin Cronin, Tom Kelly, Gary Richrath
  8. Break His Spell – Gary Richrath
  9. Wheels Are Turnin’ – Kevin Cronin

Cheap Trick: All Shook Up

On October 24, 1980, “Epic” label released “All Shook Up”, the fifth Cheap Trick studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by George Martin.

Personnel:

  • Robin Zander – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Rick Nielsen – lead guitar, bass, keyboards, backing vocals, art direction, design
  • Tom Petersson – bass, backing vocals
  • Bun E. Carlos – drums, percussion
  • George Martin – piano, arranger
  • Geoff Emerick – engineer
  • Nigel Walker – engineer assistant
  • Tony George – engineer assistant
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Ria Lewerke – art direction, design
  • Moshe Brakha – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Nielsen, except where noted.

  1. Stop This Game – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander
  2. Just Got Back
  3. Baby Loves to Rock
  4. Can’t Stop It but I’m Gonna Try
  5. World’s Greatest Lover
  6. High Priest of Rhythmic Noise
  7. Love Comes A-Tumblin’ Down
  8. I Love You Honey but I Hate Your Friends
  9. Go for the Throat (Use Your Imagination)
  10. Who D’King

Edgar Winter Group: Shock Treatment

In May 1974, “Epic” label released “Shock Treatment”, the second Edgar Winter Group studio album (second Edgar Winter album overall). It was recorded in 1974, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Rick Derringer.

Personnel:

  • Edgar Winter – vocals, clavinet, mellotron, organ, piano, ARP 2600, vibraphone, saxophone
  • Rick Derringer – vocals, guitar, electric sitar, bass
  • Dan Hartman – vocals, bass, guitar, autoharp, percussion
  • Chuck Ruff – drums
  • Shelly Yakus – engineer
  • Lehman Yates – engineer assistant
  • Jimmy Iovine – engineer assistant
  • Lou Schlossberg – engineer assistant
  • Vic Anesini – mastering
  • Teresa Alfieri – design
  • Bill King – photography

Track listing:

  1. Some Kinda Animal – Dan Hartman
  2. Easy Street – Dan Hartman
  3. Sundown – Dan Hartman
  4. Miracle of Love – Edgar Winter, Dan Hartman
  5. Do Like Me – Edgar Winter
  6. Rock & Roll Woman – Dan Hartman
  7. Someone Take My Heart Away – Edgar Winter
  8. Queen of My Dreams – Dan Hartman
  9. Maybe Some Day You’ll Call My Name – Dan Hartman
  10. River’s Risin’ – Dan Hartman
  11. Animal – Edgar Winter

The Darling Buds: Pop Said…

In February 1989, “Epic” label released “Pop Said…”, the debut Darling Buds (The) album. It was recorded 1987 – 1988, at “The Greenhouse” in London, and was produced by Pat Collier.

Personnel:

  • Andrea Lewis – vocals
  • Geriant “Harley” Farr – guitar
  • Chris McDonogh – bass
  • Richard Gray “Bloss”- drums
  • The Designers Republic – artwork, design
  • Paul Rider – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Harley Farr and Andrea Lewis

  1. Hit the Ground
  2. Burst
  3. Uptight
  4. The Other Night
  5. Big Head
  6. Let’s Go Round There
  7. She’s Not Crying
  8. Shame on You
  9. You’ve Got to Choose
  10. Spin
  11. When It Feels Good
  12. Things We Do for Love

Rage Against the Machine: Renegades

On December 5, 2000, “Epic” label released “Renegades”, the fourth Rage Against the Machine studio album. It was recorded April – September 2000, at “Cello Studios” in Hollywood, “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Brendan O’Brien, Rick Rubin, Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk.The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA” and in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Zack de la Rocha – vocals, art direction
  • Tom Morello – guitar, art direction
  • Tim Commerford – bass, backing vocals, art direction
  • Brad Wilk – drums, art direction
  • Jim Scott – engineer
  • David Schiffman – engineer
  • Katie Teasdale – engineer assistant
  • Darren Mora – engineer assistant
  • Matt Marin – engineer assistant
  • Mike Scotella – engineer assistant
  • Geoof Walcha – engineer assistant
  • Rich Veltrop – engineer assistant
  • Rich Costey – mixing
  • D. Sardy – mixing
  • Greg Fidelman – digital editing
  • Mark Moreau – digital editing
  • Aimee Macauley – art director
  • Lindsay Chase – production coordination
  • Jake Sexton – political coordinator
  • Jake Koppell – inside booklet

Track listing:

  1. Microphone Friend – Eric Barrier, Rakim Allah
  2. Pistol Grip Pump – Roger Troutman, Dino Hawkins, Adrian  Miller, Eric Vidal, Nick Vidal
  3.  Kick Out the Jams – Wayne Kramer, Fred Sonic Smith, Rob Tyner, Michael Davis, Dennis Thompson
  4. Renegades of Funk – Lance Taylor, Arthur Baker, John Miller, John Robie
  5. Beautiful World – Mark Motherbaugh, Gerald Casale
  6. I’m Housin – Erick Sermon, Parish Smith
  7. In My Eyes – Ian MacKaye, Jeff Nelson, Brian Haker, Lyle Preslar
  8. How I Could Just Kill a Man – Louis Freese, Senen Reyes, Lawrence Muggerud
  9. The Ghost of Tom Joad – Bruce Springsteen
  10. Down on the Street – Iggy Pop, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Dave Alexander
  11. Street Fighting Man – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  12. Maggie’s Farm – Robert Zimmerman

Molly Hatchet: Take No Prisoners

In November 1981, “Epic” label released “Take No Prisoners” the fourth Molly Hatchet studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, “Record Plant Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Tom Werman.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Farrar – vocals
  • Dave Hlubek – electris and slide guitar
  • Steve Holland – guitar
  • Duane Roland – electric and slide guitar
  • Banner Thomas – bass
  • Bruce Crump – drums
  • Jai Winding – keyboard
  • Paulinho da Costa – congas
  • Tom Werman – percussion
  • Tower of Power horn section – horns
  • Mindy Sterling, Laurie Bono, Katey Sagal – backing vocals
  • Joyce ‘Baby Jean’ Kennedy – additional vocals
  • Gary Ladinsky – engineer, mixing
  • Cary Pritkin – assistant engineer
  • George Marino – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Bloody Reunion – Jimmy Farrar, Dave Hlubek, Duane Roland, Banner Thomas
  2. Respect Me in the Morning – Jimmy Farrar, Duane Roland
  3. Long Tall Sally – Robert Blackwell, Enotris Johnson, Richard Penniman
  4. Loss of Control – Bruce Crump, Duane Roland, Banner Thomas
  5. All Mine – Banner Thomas
  6. Lady Luck – Dave Hlubek
  7. Power Play – Steve Holland
  8. Don’t Mess Around – Duane Roland, Banner Thomas
  9. Don’t Leave Me Lonely – Bruce Crump, Steve Holland
  10. Dead Giveaway – Dave Hlubek

Donovan: 7-Tease

In November 1974, “Epic” label released “7-Tease”, the 14th Donovan studio album. It was recorded September – October 1974, and was produced by Norbert Putnam, Donovan Leitch and Mark Radice.

Personnel:

  • Donovan – vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, harmonica
  • Reggie Young – electric guitar
  • Teddy Erwin – electric guitar
  • Johnny Christopher – rhythm guitar
  • David Briggs – keyboards, string arrangement
  • Norbert Putnam – bass guitar
  • Red Callender – bass guitar
  • Kenneth Buttrey – drums, percussion
  • Mike Melvoin – keyboards
  • Earl Palmer – drums, percussion
  • Ben Cauley, Charlie Rose, Harrison Calloway, Harvey Thompson, Ronnie Eades, Bill Puett, George Tidwell, George Bohanon, Johnny Rotella, Tony Terran – horns
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie, Byron Warner, Florence Warner, Ginger Holladay, Lea Jane Berinati, Mary Holladay – background vocals
  • Sheldon Kurland – concertmaster

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch.

  1. Rock and Roll Souljer
  2. Your Broken Heart
  3. Salvation Stomp
  4. The Ordinary Family
  5. Ride-a-Mile
  6. Sadness
  7. Moon Rok
  8. Love of My Life
  9. The Voice of Protest
  10. How Silly
  11. The Greatest Song of the Sky
  12. The Quest

Stevie Ray Vaughan: The Sky Is Crying

On November 5, 1991, “Epic” label released “The Sky Is Crying”, the fifth and final Stevie Ray Vaughan studio album. It was recorded January 1984 – May 1989, at “Kiva Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, “The Dallas Sound Lab” in Dallas, Texas, “The Power Station” in New York City, “Sound Castle Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jimmie Vaughan, Jim Gaines, Richard Mullen, Reese Wynans, Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton, Jim Capfer, Stevie Ray Vaughan

Personnel:

  • Stevie Ray Vaughan – vocals, guitars
  • Reese Wynans – keyboards
  • Tommy Shannon – bass guitar
  • Chris Layton – drums
  • Jim Gaines – engineer
  • Robe Eaton – engineer
  • Richard Mullen – engineer, mixing
  • Evan Rush – assistant engineer
  • Jeff Powell – assistant engineer
  • Ron Cote – assistant engineer
  • Danny Jones – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Arnold Levine – art direction
  • Mark Burdett – art direction
  • William Snyder – photography
  • Stephanie Chernakowski – inside photography
  • Alan Messer – band photography
  • Mark Proct – production coordinator
  • Mark Rutledge – production coordinator
  • Roger Klein – production coordinator

Track listing:

  1. Boot Hill – unknown author
  2. The Sky Is Crying – Elmore James, Morris Levy, Clarence Lewis
  3. Empty Arms – Stevie Ray Vaughan
  4. Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix
  5. Wham – Lonnie Mack
  6. May I Have a Talk with You – Chester Burnette (Howlin’ Wolf)
  7. Close to You – Willie Dixon
  8. Chitlins con Carne – Kenny Burrell
  9. So Excited – Stevie Ray Vaughan
  10. Life by the Drop – Doyle Bramhall, Barbara Logan

Redbone: Beaded Dreams Through Turquoise Eyes

In October 1974, “Epic” label released “Beaded Dreams Through Turquoise Eyes”, the sixth Redbone studio album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Pat Vegas and Lolly Vegas.

Personnel:

  1. Lolly Vegas – lead vocals, lead guitar
  2. Tony Bellamy – rhythm guitar, congas, backing vocals
  3. Pat Vegas – lead vocals, Fender bass, Roto-bass
  4. Butch Rillera – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  5. Bonnie Bramlett – backing vocals
  6. Merry Clayton – backing vocals
  7. Clydie King – backing vocals
  8. Gene Page – string arrangements
  9. Dave Blumberg – string arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Lolly Vegas, except where noted.

  1. One More Time
  2. Suzi Girl
  3. Only You and Rock and Roll – Pat Vegas, Lolly Vegas
  4. Blood Sweat and Tears – Pat Vegas
  5. Cookin’ with D’Redbone
  6. (Beaded Dreams Through) Turquoise Eyes – Pat Vegas
  7. Beautiful Illusion
  8. Interstate Highway 101 – Pat Vegas
  9. I’ll Never Stop Loving You – Pat Vegas, Lolly Vegas
  10. Moon When Four Eclipse

Cheap Trick: Dream Police

On September 21, 1979, “Epic” label released “Dream Police”, the fourth Cheap Trick studio album. It was recorded 1978 – 1979, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Tom Werman. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Robin Zander – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Rick Nielsen – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Tom Petersson – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Bun E. Carlos – drums, percussion
  • Jai Winding – organ, piano, keyboards, synth
  • Steve Lukather – guitar
  • Gary Ladinsky – engineer
  • Mike Beiriger – engineers
  • Ken Adamany – assistant engineer
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Steve Dessau – design 
  • Paula Scher – design
  • Reid Miles – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Nielsen, except where noted.

  1. Dream Police
  2. Way of the World – Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen
  3. The House Is Rockin’ (With Domestic Problems) – Tom Petersson, Rick Nielsen
  4. Gonna Raise Hell
  5. I’ll Be with You Tonight – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Bun E. Carlos, Tom Petersson
  6. Voices
  7. Writing on the Wall
  8. I Know What I Want
  9. Need Your Love – Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson