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On August 5, 2008.

On August 5, 2008, “Nonesuch” label released “Harps and Angels”, the eleventh  Randy Newman studio album. It was recorded in 2008, at “Recorded 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.

Track listing:

  • Randy Newman – pianist, bandleader
  • Greg Cohen- bass
  • Steve Donnelly – guitar
  • Pete Thomas- drums
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel and acoustic slide guitar
  • Mitchell Froom- keyboard and organ
  • Violins: 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
  • Violas: Brian Dembow (first viola), Robert Berg, Thomas Diener, Steven Gordon, Roland Kato, Darrin McCann, Victoria Miskolczy, Michael Nowak, Shanti Randall, David Walther
  • Violoncelli: Dennis Karmazyn (first cello), Antony Cooke, Steve Erdody, Christine Ermacoff, Armen Ksajikian, Andrew Shulman, David Speltz, Cecelia Tsan
  • Bass violins: Michael Valerio (first bass violin), Drew Dembowski, Edward Meares, Susan Ranney
  • Flutes: James Walker, Norda Mullen, Geraldine Rotella, David Shostac
  • Clarinets: Gary Boyver, Stuart Clark, Donald Foster, Marty Krystall
  • Saxophones: Daniel Higgins, Gary Foster, Greg Huckins, Bill Liston, Brian Scanlon
  • Oboes: Thomas Boyd, Leslie Reed
  • Bassoons: Kenneth Munday, Michael O’Donovan, Judith Farmer
  • French horns: James Thatcher, Mark Adams, Richard Todd
  • Trumpets: Warren Luening, Malcolm McNab, Daniel Fornero, Jon Lewis, Timothy Morrison
  • Trombones: William Booth, Bruce Fowler, Alesander Iles, William Reichenbach, George Thatcher
  • Tuba: Doug Tornquist
  • Percussion (including mallets): Alan Estes, Gregory Goodall
  • Harps: Jo Ann Turovsky, Allison Allport
  • Accordion: Frank Marocco
  • Background vocals: Carmen Carter, Tim Davis, Luana Jackman, Steve Jackson, Rick Logan, Susan Stevens Logan, Fletcher Sheridan, Oren Waters, Terry Woods
  • Engineered by David Boucher
  • Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig
  • Angry Belgians on “A Piece of the Pie”: Kathie Van Kerckhoven and Jeremy Altervain
  • Happy immigrants on “Laugh and Be Happy”: Los Amigos Locos del Este
  • Orchestral contractor: Sandy DeCrescent
  • Music preparation: Jo Ann Kane Music Services
  • Vocal contractor: Luana Jackman
  • Album photography: Autumn De Wilde
  • Stock photography for booklet by Jupiterimages, Perry Mastrovito, and Photo 24
  • Art direction and design: Barbara De Wilde
  • Production manager for Nonesuch Records: Eli Cane
  • Editorial coordinator for Nonesuch Records: Ronen Givony
  • Executive in charge of production for Nonesuch Records: Karina Beznicki
  • Executive producer: Robert Hurwitz

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
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On July 29, 2014.

On July 29, 2014, “Bushbranch” label released “The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale”, the twenty-second Eric Clapton studio album. It features covers of songs J. J. Cale songs. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, and was produced by Eric Clapton and Simon Climie.

Personnel:

  • Eric Clapton – vocals, guitars, dobro
  • Tom Petty– vocals
  • Mark Knopfler– guitar, vocals
  • John Mayer– guitar, vocals
  • Willie Nelson– guitar, vocals
  • Don White – guitar, vocals
  • Reggie Young– guitar
  • Derek Trucks– guitar
  • Albert Lee– guitar
  • David Lindley– guitar
  • Don Preston– guitar
  • Christine Lakeland– guitar, vocals
  • Mike Campbell- guitar
  • Doyle Bramhall II – guitar
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel guitar
  • Jimmy Markham – harmonica
  • Mickey Raphael– harmonica
  • Michelle John – background vocals
  • Sharon White– background vocals
  • James Cruce – drums
  • Jim Karstein – drums
  • Jamie Oldaker– drums
  • David Teegarden – drums
  • Satnam Ramgotra – tablas
  • Simon Climie– Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond organ, piano, drum programming, percussion, background vocals
  • Nathan East– bass
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Walt Richmond– Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond organ, piano
  • Additional production – Buddy Cannon
  • Recorded by Alan Douglas
  • Additional engineering – Tony Castle, Bobby Tis and Ryan Ulyate.
  • Assistant engineers – Jacob Dennis, Joe Kearns, Tim Marchiafava, Derek Parnell and Wendy Seidman.
  • Mixed by Simon Climie
  • Mastered by Bob Ludwig
  • Session coordinator – Debbie Johnson
  • Art direction, design – Catherine Roylance
  • Cover image – Michael Putland
  • Cover illustration – Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

Track listing:

All tracks by J.J. Cale except where noted.

  1. Call Me the Breeze
  2. Rock and Roll Records
  3. Someday – J.J. Cale, Walt Richmond
  4. Lies
  5. Sensitive Kind
  6. Cajun Moon
  7. Magnolia
  8. I Got the Same Old Blues
  9. Songbird
  10. Since You Said Goodbye
  11. I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) – Ray Price, Rusty Gabbard
  12. The Old Man and Me
  13. Train to Nowhere
  14. Starbound
  15. Don’t Wait – J. J. Cale, Christine Lakeland
  16. Crying Eyes

 

 

On June 19, 2007.

On June 19, 2007, “Island” label released “Lost Highway”, the tenth Bon Jovi studio album. It was recorded 2006 – 2007, and was produced by Dann Huff, John Shanks and Desmond Child. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”, 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”, Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland” and Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Jon Bon Jovi- lead vocals, background vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Richie Sambora- electric guitar, background vocals
  • Tico Torres- drums, percussion
  • David Bryan- keyboards, background vocals
  • Hugh McDonald- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Big & Rich– vocals
  • John Catchings – cello
  • Daniel Chase – keyboards, programming
  • Dan Dugmore- pedal steel guitar
  • Paul Franklin- pedal steel guitar
  • Carl Gorodetzky – violin
  • Kurt Johnston – pedal steel guitar
  • Charlie Judge – conductor, programming, string arrangements, synthesizer
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel guitar
  • Hillary Lindsey- background vocals
  • Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen – cello
  • LeAnn Rimes– vocals
  • Pam Sixfin – violin
  • Kris Wilkinson – viola

Track listing:

  1. Lost Highway – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora; John Shanks
  2. Summertime – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora; John Shanks
  3. (You Want To) Make a Memory – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Desmond Child
  4. Whole Lot of Leavin’ – Jon Bon Jovi; John Shanks
  5. We Got It Going On – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Kenny Alphin; John Rich
  6. Any Other Day – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Gordie Sampson
  7. Seat Next to You – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Hillary Lindsey
  8. Everybody’s Broken – Jon Bon Jovi; Billy Falcon
  9. Till We Ain’t Strangers Anymore – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Brett James
  10. The Last Night – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; John Shanks
  11. One Step Closer – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; John Shanks
  12. I Love This Town – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Billy Falcon

 

On June 10, 2016.

On June 10, 2016, “Nonesuch” label released “American Tunes”, the twentieth and the final Allen Toussaint album. It was recorded May 2013 – October  2015, and was produced by Joe Henry.

Personnel:

  • Allen Toussaint– piano, vocals
  • Jay Bellerose– drums and percussion
  • Bill Frisell– electric guitar
  • Greg Leisz– weissenborn
  • Charles Lloyd– tenor saxophone
  • David Piltch – upright bass
  • Adam Levy– gut-string guitar
  • Cameron Stone – cello
  • Amy Shulman – harp
  • Rhiannon Giddens– vocals
  • Van Dyke Parks– second piano, orchestral arrangement

Track listing:

  1. Delores’ Boyfriend – Allen Toussaint
  2. Viper’s Drag – Thomas “Fats” Waller
  3. Confessin’ (That I Love You) – Doc Daugherty, Ellis Reynolds, Al Neiburg
  4. Mardis Gras in New Orleans – Henry Roeland “Roy” Byrd
  5. Lotus Blossom – Billy Strayhorn
  6. Waltz for Debby – Bill Evareleased ns
  7. Big Chief – Earl King
  8. Rocks in My Bed – Duke Ellington
  9. Danza, Op. 33 – Louis Moreau Gottschalk
  10. Hey Little Girl – Henry Roeland “Roy” Byrd
  11. Rosetta – Earl “Fatha” Hines
  12. Come Sunday – Duke Ellington
  13. Southern Nights – Allen Toussaint
  14. American Tune – Paul Simon

On May 3, 2011.

On May 3, 2011, “Reprise” label released “In Your Dreams”, the seventh Stevie Nicks studio album. It was recorded February-December 2010, in Los Angeles, and was produced by Mike Campbell, David A. Stewart and Glen Ballard.

Personnel:

  • Stevie Nicks: vocals, keyboards, percussion
  • Sharon Celani – backing vocals
  • Lori Nicks: backing vocals
  • Mick Fleetwood- drums
  • Lindsey Buckingham: guitar, backing vocals
  • Ned Douglas: keyboards
  • Ricky Peterson: Hammond organ, piano
  • Mike Rojas: Hammond organ, piano
  • Zac Rae: Hammond organ
  • Mike Rowe: keyboards, Hammond organ
  • Glen Ballard: guitars, keyboards and piano
  • Dave Stewart: guitars, vocals
  • Tom Bukovac: guitar
  • Rob Cavallo: guitar
  • Neale Heywood: guitar
  • Waddy Wachtel: guitar
  • Greg Leisz: mandolin
  • Mike Campbell: guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, percussion
  • Mike Bradford: bass
  • Simon Smith: bass
  • Michael Rhodes: bass
  • Al Ortiz: bass
  • Chad Cromwell: drums
  • Steve Ferrone: drums
  • Blair Sinta: drums
  • Scott Campbell: drum programming and additional percussion
  • Lenny Castro: percussion
  • Mike Fasano: percussion
  • Ann Marie Calhoun: violin
  • Torrey DeVitto: violin
  • Engineers: Scott Campbell, Ned Douglas, Karen Johnston, Mike Linett, John McBride
  • Recording assistants: Marcus Johnson, Shin Miyazawa, Chris Owens
  • Mixing: Chris Lord-Alge; assisted by Keith Armstrong, Nik Karpin, Andrew Schubert, Brad Townsend
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen

Track listing:

  1. Secret Love – Stevie Nicks
  2. For What It’s Worth – Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart
  3. In Your Dreams – Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart
  4. Wide Sargasso Sea – Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart
  5. New Orleans – Stevie Nicks, Neale Heywood
  6. Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream) – Stevie Nicks
  7. Annabel Lee – Stevie Nicks, Edgar Allan Poe, Waddy Wachtel
  8. Soldier’s Angel – Stevie Nicks
  9. Everybody Loves You – Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart
  10. Ghosts Are Gone – Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart
  11. You May Be The One – Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart
  12. Italian Summer – Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart
  13. Cheaper Than Free – Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart

On March 11, 2003.

On March 11, 2003, “Virgin” label released “Diamonds on the Inside”, the fifth Ben Harper album. It was recorded in 2002, and was produced by Ben Harper.

Personnel:

  • Ben Harper – organ, acoustic guitar, bass, drums, electric guitar, vocals, synthesiser bass, tongue drum
  • Al Yasha Anderson – guitar solo
  • Carla Benson – background vocals
  • Ron Blake – trumpet
  • Leo Chelyapov – clarinet
  • John Ingram – background vocals
  • Greg Kurstin– synthesizer, piano, celeste, Hammond organ, electric piano, background vocals, clavinet, mellotron
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo– vocals
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel
  • Timothy Loo – cello
  • Misty Love – background vocals
  • Leon Mobley– percussion, sound effects, background vocals
  • Juan Nelson – bass, background vocals
  • Nicky Panicci (a.k.a. Nicky P.) – acoustic guitar, guitar, electric guitar
  • David Ralicke – trombone
  • Darrel Sims – viola
  • Amy Wilkins – harp
  • Rebecca Yeh – cello
  • Josef Zimmerman – upright bass
  • Engineers: Todd Burke, Rick “Soldier” Will
  • Assistant engineers: Kevin Dean, June Murakawa
  • Mixing: Todd Burke
  • Mastering: Gavin Lurssen
  • Arrangers: Ben Harper, Greg Kurstin
  • Assistants: Josh Florian, Rail Jon Rogut
  • Advisor: Ben Elder
  • Design: Mike King
  • Layout Design: Mike King
  • Photography: Warren Darius Aftahi, Blue Sky, Jon Shapiro
  • Research: Ben Elder

Track listing:

All tracks by Ben Harper except where noted.

  1. With My Own Two Hands
  2. When It’s Good
  3. Diamonds On The Inside
  4. Touch from Your Lust
  5. When She Believes
  6. Brown Eyed Blues – Ben Harper, Juan Nelson
  7. Bring the Funk – Charles, Ben Harper, Greg Kurstin, Leon Mobley, Juan Nelson
  8. Everything
  9. Amen Omen
  10. Temporary Remedy
  11. So High So Low
  12. Blessed to Be a Witness
  13. Picture of Jesus
  14. She’s Only Happy in the Sun – Dean Butterworth, Ben Harper

 

 

On November 23, 1999.

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On November 23, 1999, “DGC Records” label released “Midnite Vultures”, the fourth Beck studio album. It was recorded July 1998 – June 1999, at “Soft Studio”, and was produced by Beck Hansen, The Dust Brothers, Tony Hoffer and Mickey Petralia. in 2013, “NME” magazine ranked the album at number 307 in its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Beck– synthesizer, guitar, piano, keyboards, programming, vocals, choir, chorus, producer, vocoder, horn arrangements, mixing
  • David Campbell– viola, string arrangements, string conductor
  • Larry Corbett – cello
  • Joel Derouin – violin
  • Brian Gardner – mastering
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel
  • Jay Dee Maness – pedal steel
  • Johnny Marr– electric guitar
  • Michael Patterson– mixing
  • Herb Pedersen– banjo
  • Fernando Pullum – horn
  • David Ralicke – trombone
  • Joe Turano – horn, background vocals
  • Arnold McCuller – background vocals
  • Smokey Hormel – guitar
  • Joey Waronker– percussion, drums
  • Beth Orton– background vocals
  • Chris Bellman – mastering
  • The Dust Brothers– scratching, programming, engineer
  • Robert Carranza – string engineer
  • Steve Baxter – horn, background vocals
  • Justin Meldal-Johnsen– synthesizer, bass, guitar, percussion, background vocals, handclapping, shaker, upright bass
  • Steve Mixdorf – second engineer
  • Valerie Pinkston – background vocals
  • Roger Joseph Manning Jr.– organ, synthesizer, piano, tambourine, background vocals, choir, chorus, clavinet, percussion, shaker, vocoder
  • Mickey Petralia – programming, producer, engineer, mixing
  • Shauna O’Brien – project manager
  • DJ Swamp – scratching
  • Eve Butler – violin
  • Charlie Gross – photography
  • Arroyo Bombers – choir, chorus
  • Arroyo Tabernacle Men’s Chorale – choir, chorus
  • Jon Birdsong – trumpet
  • Derek Carlson – second engineer
  • Eye– artwork, art direction, design, collage
  • Gimbop – layout direction
  • Michel Gondry– collage
  • Tony Hoffer – guitar, programming, producer, engineer, editing, mixing, wah wah guitar, sound design
  • David Arthur Brown– tenor sax

Track listing:

All tracks by Beck Hansen, except where noted.

  1. Sexx Laws
  2. Nicotine & Gravy
  3. Mixed Bizness
  4. Get Real Paid
  5. Hollywood Freaks – Beck Hansen, John King, Michael Simpson
  6. Peaches & Cream
  7. Broken Train
  8. Milk & Honey – Beck Hansen, Buzz Clifford
  9. Beautiful Day
  10. Pressure Zone
  11. Debra