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On May 11, 1993.

On May 11, 1993, “Giant Records” label released “The Vanishing Race”, the twelfth Air Supply album. It was recorded in 1993, at “Trax Recording Studios” in Hollywood, “Ground Control Studios” and “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, “Chartmaker Studios” in Malibu, US, and was produced by Humberto Gatica.

Personnel:

  • Russell Hitchcock – lead and backing vocals
  • Graham Russell – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, arrangements
  • Michael Thompson – electric guitar
  • Tim Pierce – electric guitar
  • Dean Parks – acoustic guitar
  • Guy Allison – keyboards, piano, programming
  • Simon Franglen – Synclavier, Synclavier programming
  • Rick Hahn – keyboard programming, drum programming
  • Robbie Buchanan – keyboards
  • Claude Gaudette – keyboards, Moog bass, drum programming
  • Brad Buxer – keyboards, percussion programming
  • Billy Sherwood – 8-string and 5-string bass
  • Leland Sklar – bass guitar
  • Neil Stubenhaus – bass guitar
  • Clifford Rehrig – stick bass
  • Michael Baird – drums
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
  • Rafael Padilla – percussion
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion
  • Steve Tavaglione – saxophone
  • Anita Sherman – backing vocals
  • Jessica Williams – backing vocals
  • Warren Wiebe – backing vocals
  • Quiltman – backing vocals, Indian chant and prayer
  • Michael Sherwood – backing vocals
  • Humberto Gatica – engineer, mixing
  • Felipe Elgueta – engineer, producer assistant
  • Alejandro Rodriguez – mixing assistant
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Brett-Livingstone Strong – artwork
  • Dean Armstrong – photography
  • Graham Russell – executive producer
  • Tony DeFranco – production coordinator

Track listing:

  1. It’s Never Too Late – Graham Russell, Michael Sherwood
  2. Faith – Rick Hahn, George Thatcher
  3. Kiss Me Like You Mean It – Graham Russell, Guy Allison, Clifford Rehrig
  4. Evidence of Love – Steve Diamond, Chris Farron
  5. Goodbye – David Foster, Linda Thompson
  6. The Vanishing Race – Graham Russell, Larry Antonino, Michael Sherwood
  7. Don’t Tell Me – Graham Russell, Jimmy Haun, Michael Sherwood
  8. Too Sentimental – Brad Buxer, Graham Russell
  9. I Remember Love – Graham Russell, Michael Sherwood
  10. I’ll Be Thinking of You – Graham Russell

On August 5, 2008.

On August 5, 2008, “Nonesuch” label released “Harps and Angels”, the tenth Randy Newman studio album. It was recorded 2003 – 2008, at “Sunset Sound Studios” in Hollywood, “The Newman Stage”, “Twentieth Century Fox Studios” in Beverly Hills, and was produced by Mitchell Froom and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Randy Newman – vocals, piano, bandleader
  • Greg Cohen- bass
  • Steve Donnelly – guitar
  • Pete Thomas- drums
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel and acoustic slide guitar
  • Mitchell Froom– keyboard, organ
  • Roger Wilkie (concertmaster), Eun-Mee Ahn, Jacqueline Brand, Kevin Connolly, Joel Derouin, Julie Ann Gigante, Natalie Leggett, Helen Nightengale, Alyssa Park, Sara Parkins, Katia Popov, Rafael Rishik, Anatoly Rosinsky, Marc Sazer, Tereza Stanislav, Lisa M. Sutton, Sarah Thornblade, Irina Voloshina – violin
  • Brian Dembow (first viola), Robert Berg, Thomas Diener, Steven Gordon, Roland Kato, Darrin McCann, Victoria Miskolczy, Michael Nowak, Shanti Randall, David Walther – viola
  • Dennis Karmazyn (first cello), Antony Cooke, Steve Erdody, Christine Ermacoff, Armen Ksajikian, Andrew Shulman, David Speltz, Cecelia Tsan – cello
  • Michael Valerio (first bass violin), Drew Dembowski, Edward Meares, Susan Ranney – bass violin
  • James Walker, Norda Mullen, Geraldine Rotella, David Shostac – flute
  • Gary Boyver, Stuart Clark, Donald Foster, Marty Krystall – clarinet
  • Daniel Higgins, Gary Foster, Greg Huckins, Bill Liston, Brian Scanlon – saxophone
  • Thomas Boyd, Leslie Reed – oboe
  • Kenneth Munday, Michael O’Donovan, Judith Farmer – bassoons
  • James Thatcher, Mark Adams, Richard Todd – French horns
  • Warren Luening, Malcolm McNab, Daniel Fornero, Jon Lewis, Timothy Morrison – trumpets
  • William Booth, Bruce Fowler, Alesander Iles, William Reichenbach, George Thatcher – trombones
  • Doug Tornquist – tuba
  • Alan Estes, Gregory Goodall – percussion
  • Jo Ann Turovsky, Allison Allport – harps
  • Frank Marocco – accordion
  • Carmen Carter, Tim Davis, Luana Jackman, Steve Jackson, Rick Logan, Susan Stevens Logan, Fletcher Sheridan, Oren Waters, Terry Woods – background vocals
  • David Boucher – engineer
  • Robert C. Ludwig – mastering
  • Kathie Van Kerckhoven, Jeremy Altervain – “angry Belgians”
  • Los Amigos Locos del Este – “happy immigrants”
  • Autumn De Wilde – album photography
  • Barbara De Wilde – art direction, design
  • Robert Hurwitz – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman

  1. Harps and Angels
  2. Losing You
  3. Laugh and Be Happy
  4. A Few Words in Defense of Our Country
  5. A Piece of the Pie
  6. Easy Street
  7. Korean Parents
  8. Only a Girl
  9. Potholes
  10. Feels Like Home