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On September 17, 1991.

On September 17, 1991, “Warner Bros” label released the self-titled, debut Fourplay album. It was recorded 1990 – 1991, at “Ocean Way Recording”, “Sunset Sound” in Hollywood, “Pyramid Studios” in Los Angeles, “Starlight Studios” in Malibu, California, and was produced by Bob James, Lee Ritenour, Nathan East, and Harvey Mason.

Personnel:

  • Bob James– Yamaha C7 MIDI grand piano, keyboards, synthesizers, programming, executive producer
  • Lee Ritenour– electric guitars, classical guitars, guitar synthesizer
  • Nathan East– 5-string bass, 6-string bass, backing vocals
  • Harvey Mason– drums
  • Harvey Mason Jr.– synthesizer programming, computer programming
  • El DeBarge– lead and backing vocals
  • Darryl DeBarge – backing vocals
  • Patti LaBelle– backing vocals, BGV arrangements
  • Philip Bailey– backing vocals
  • Don Murray – recording, mixing
  • Geoff Gillette – additional recording
  • Khaliq Glover – additional recording
  • Femi Jiya – additional recording
  • Mike Kloster – assistant engineer
  • Paul May – assistant engineer
  • Clif Norrell– assistant engineer
  • Harvey Mason Jr. – technical assistance
  • Robert Vosgien – digital editing
  • Wally Traugott – mastering
  • Debra Johnson – production coordinator
  • Kim Champagne – art direction
  • Leslie Wintner – design
  • Stuart Watson – photography
  • O’Brien and Schridde – band photography

Track listing:

  1. Bali Run – Lee Ritenour, Bob James
  2. 101 Eastbound – Nathan East, Marcel East
  3. Fourplay – Lee Ritenour
  4. Moonjogger – Bob James
  5. Max-O-Man – Harvey Mason Sr, Michael Lang
  6. After the Dance – Marvin Gaye, T-Boy Ross, Leon Ware
  7. Quadrille – Bob James
  8. Midnight Stroll – Harvey Mason
  9. October Morning – Lee Ritenour
  10. Wish You Were Here – Lee Ritenour
  11. Rain Forest – Bob James

On September 15, 2017.

On September 15, 2017, “RCA” label released “Concrete and Gold”, the ninth Foo Fighters studio album. It was recorded December 2016 – May 2017, at “EastWest Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Greg Kurstin.

Personnel:

  • Dave Grohl– lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, percussion
  • Chris Shiflett– guitar, percussion
  • Pat Smear– guitar, percussion
  • Nate Mendel– bass, percussion
  • Taylor Hawkins– lead and background vocals, drums, percussion
  • Rami Jaffee– piano, synthesizer, Mellotron, Casio SK-1, organ, percussion, Farfisa organ, ARP String Ensemble, clavinet, Reface, Wurlitzer, vibraphone, harmonium and pump organ, B3 organ, Moog
  • Greg Kurstin– piano, synthesizer, vibraphone, ARP String Ensemble, bass synth
  • Taylor Greenwood – background vocals
  • Justin Timberlake– background vocals
  • Alison Mosshart– background vocals
  • Shawn Stockman– background vocals
  • Inara George– background vocals
  • Kinga Bacik – cello
  • Thomas Lea – viola
  • Ginny Luke – violin
  • Dave Koz– saxophone
  • Jessy Greene– violin, cello
  • Greg Sierpowski – Optigan
  • Paul McCartney– drums
  • Darrell Thorp— mixing, engineering, mastering
  • Alex Pasco — engineering
  • Julian Burg — engineering
  • Samon Rajabnik — engineering
  • Brendan Dekora — engineering
  • Chaz Sexton — assistant engineer
  • David Ives — mastering

Track listing:

All music is composed by Dave Grohl, Chris Shiflett, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Taylor Hawkins, and Rami Jaffee.

  1. T-Shirt
  2. Run
  3. Make It Right
  4. The Sky is a Neighborhood
  5. La Dee Da
  6. Dirty Water
  7. Arrows
  8. Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)
  9. Sunday Rain
  10. The Line
  11. Concrete and Gold

On September 6, 1977.

On September 6, 1977, “Arista” label released “Singin’…” the sixth Melissa Manchester album. It was recorded in 1977, at “A&R Studios”, “Sound Labs” in Hollywood, and was produced by Vini Poncia.

Personnel:

  • Melissa Manchester – lead vocals
  • Don Grolnick– keyboards
  • James Newton Howard– Oberheim synthesizer, string arrangements
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • David Spinozza– guitar
  • Sid McGinnis– guitar
  • Will Lee– bass guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Tom Saviano – woodwind arrangements, flute, horn arrangements, tenor saxophone
  • Mike Carnahan – flute
  • Leo Potts – flute
  • Andy Macintosh – baritone saxophone
  • Stanley Schwartz – tenor saxophone
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Richard Felts – trumpet, flugelhorn solo
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster
  • Vini Poncia– backing vocals
  • Claudia Cagan – backing vocals
  • Wendy Haas – backing vocals
  • Brie Howard – backing vocals
  • Gail Kantor – backing vocals
  • The Faragher Brothers– backing vocals
  • Bob Schaper – engineer
  • Tom Bush – second engineer
  • Galen Senogles – mixing
  • Ron Hitchcock – mastering
  • Anne Streer – production coordinator
  • Kay Steele – cover coordinator
  • John Kosh – art direction, desiign
  • David Alexander – photography

Track listing:

  1. Sad Eyes – David Spinozza
  2. I Wanna Be Where You Are – Arthur Ross, Leon Ware
  3. A Love Of Your Own – Ned Doheny
  4. No One’s Ever Seen This Side Of Me – Melissa Manchester
  5. You Make It Easy – James Taylor
  6. Stand – Melissa Manchester
  7. My Love Is All I Know – Wendy Waldman
  8. Time – Robert Marshall, John Miles
  9. Let Me Serenade You – John Finley
  10. The Warmth Of The Sun – Brian Wilson

On August 31, 2004.

On August 31, 2004, “InsideOut Music” label released “Silent Nation”, the ninth Asia studio album. It was recorded in 2004, at “Clear Lake Audio” in Hollywood, and was produced by John Payne.

Personnel:

  • John Payne– vocals, guitar, bass, engineer, mixing engineer
  • Geoff Downes– keyboards, percussion
  • Guthrie Govan– guitars
  • Chris Slade– drums
  • Kim Nielsen Parsons– bass guitar
  • Billy Sherwood– guitars, bass
  • Ant Glynne – guitars
  • Jay Schellen– drums
  • Eddy Schreyer – mastering
  • Thomas Ewerhard – artwork, layout
  • Robert John– photography
  • Gene Kirkland – photography
  • Ace Trump – live photography
  • Billy White – digital art
  • Roger Dean– Asia logotype

 Track listing:

All tracks by John Payne and Geoff Downes, except where noted.

  1. What About Love
  2. Long Way From Home
  3. Midnight
  4. Blue Moon Monday
  5. Silent Nation
  6. Ghost in the Mirror – John Payne, Geoff Downes, Billy Sherwood
  7. Gone Too Far
  8. I Will Be There for You – John Payne, Geoff Downes, Billy Sherwood
  9. Darkness Day
  10. The Prophet

On August 29, 1987.

On August 29, 1987, “Virgin” label released “Sentimental Hygiene”, the sixth Warren Zevon studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “Record One” in Los Angeles, “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, “Cheshire Sound Studios” in Atlanta, Georgia, and was produced by Warren Zevon, Niko Bolas, and Andrew Slater.

Personnel:

  • Warren Zevon – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, piano, keyboards, emulator
  • Bob Dylan– harmonica
  • Neil Young– lead guitar
  • Mike Campbell– guitar
  • Peter Buck– guitar
  • Rick Richards– guitar
  • Waddy Wachtel– acoustic guitar
  • Brian Setzer– lead guitar
  • Jai Winding – keyboards
  • Leland Sklar– bass guitar
  • Mike Mills– bass guitar
  • Jorge Calderón– bass guitar, harmony
  • Flea– bass guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Darius Degher – sitar
  • Amp Fiddler– keyboards
  • DeWayne “Blackbyrd” McKnight– guitar
  • David Lindley– lap steel guitar, bowed saz
  • Stan Lynch– harmony
  • Don Henley– harmony
  • Michael Stipe– harmony
  • Jennifer Warnes– harmony
  • Bill Berry– drums
  • Craig Krampf– drums
  • Will Alexander, Brian Bell – computer programming
  • Niko Bolas, George Clinton, Larry Ferguson – arranger
  • Willie Alexander, Brian Bell – programming, computers
  • Duncan Aldrich, Niko Bolas, Richard Bosworth – engineer
  • Richard Cottrell, Richard Landers, Bob Levy, Mark McKenna, Dan Nash, Bob Vogt – assistant engineer
  • Niko Bolas, Larry Ferguson, Shelly Yakus – mixing
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff, Margo Chase – art direction
  • Herb Ritts – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Warren Zevon, except where noted.

  1. Sentimental Hygiene
  2. Boom Boom Mancini
  3. The Factory
  4. Trouble Waiting to Happen – J. D. Southe, Warren Zevon
  5. Reconsider Me
  6. Detox Mansion – Jorge Calderon, Warren Zevon
  7. Bad Karma
  8. Even a Dog Can Shake Hands – Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Warren Zevon
  9. The Heartache
  10. Leave My Monkey Alone

On August 14, 2009.

On August 12, 2009, “Lil’ Beethoven” and “SR Records” labels released “The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman”, the 22nd Sparks album. It was recorded 2008 – 2009, at “Hollywood American Studios” in Hollywood, “Radio Drama Studio” in Stockholm, Sweden, and was produced by Ron Mael, Russell Mael, and Marie Wennersten (producer for Swedish recording). The album was conceived as a radio drama, commissioned by “Sveriges Radio Radioteatern”. It was created to be listened as a single piece, rather than a collection of stand-alone songs.

Personnel:

  • Russell Mael– vocals, studio chief; policeman 1 and 2
  • Ron Mael– keyboard, limo driver; Hollywood tour guide
  • Marcus Blake – autograph hound; Woody
  • Tammy Glover – Hollywood welcoming committee; Gerry
  • Saskia Husberg – interpreter
  • Elin Klinga– Greta Garbo
  • Marie-Chantal Long – Cannes Festival announcer
  • Jonas Malmsjö– Ingmar Bergman
  • Steve McDonald – hotel concierge
  • Steven Nistor– hotel doorman
  • Katie Puckrik– hotel operator
  • Rebecca Sjöwall– Hollywood starlet
  • Jim Wilson – first A.D.; autograph hound
  • Jim Wilson – guitar
  • Dean Menta– guitar
  • Marcus Blake – bass
  • Tammy Glover– drums
  • Steven Nistor – drums
  • Marie Wennersten – director for Swedish recording
  • Magnus Lindman – translations
  • Sabina von Greyerz – SR Records project manager

Track listing:

All tracks are written by Ron Mael and Russell Mael.

  1. 1956 Cannes Film Festival
  2. I Am Ingmar Bergman
  3. Limo Driver (Welcome to Hollywood)
  4. Here He Is Now
  5. Bergman, How Are You?
  6. He’ll Come ‘Round
  7. En Route to the Beverly Hills Hotel
  8. Hollywood Welcoming Committee
  9. I’ve Got to Contact Sweden
  10. The Studio Commissary
  11. I Must Not Be Nasty
  12. Quiet on the Set
  13. Why Do You Take That Tone with Me?
  14. Pleasant Hotel Staff
  15. Hollywood Tour Bus
  16. Autograph Hounds
  17. Bergman Ponders Escape
  18. We’ve Got to Turn Him ‘Round
  19. Escape (Part1)
  20. Escape (Part 2)
  21. Oh, My God
  22. Garbo Sings
  23. Almost a Hollywood Ending
  24. He’s Home

On August 13, 2002.

On August 13, 2002, “Warner Bros” label released “Largo”, the 14th Brad Mehldau album. It was recorded in April 2002, at “Studio B, Capitol Recording Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Jon Brion.

Personnel:

  • Brad Mehldau- piano, vibes, prepared piano
  • Larry Grenadier – bass
  • Darek Oleszkiewicz – bass
  • Matt Chamberlain- drums, percussion, tabla
  • Jim Keltner- drums, snare drum, vibraphone
  • Victor Indrizzo– drums, percussion
  • Jorge Rossy – drums, percussion
  • Jon Brion- guitar synthesizer, guitar treatments, percussion
  • Justin Meldal-Johnsen- electric bass
  • Peter Mandell, Rose Corrigan – bassoon
  • Emile Bernstein, Gary Gray – clarinet
  • David Shostac, Steve Kujala – flute
  • Earle Dumler, Jon Clark – oboe
  • Daniel Kelley, Philip Yao – French horn
  • William Reichenbach – trombone
  • George B. Thatcher – bass trombone
  • Thomas Biller – engineer
  • Doug Sax, Robert Hadley – mastering
  • Lawrence Azerrad – art direction, design
  • Tina Tyrell – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Brad Mehldau, except where noted.

  1. When It Rains
  2. You’re Vibing Me
  3. Dusty Mcnugget
  4. Dropjes – Brad Mehldau, Darek Oleszkiewicz, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Matt Chemberlain, Victor Indrizzo
  5. Paranoid Android– Thom Yorke, Johnny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway
  6. Franklin Avenue
  7. Sabbath
  8. Dear Prudence – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  9. Free Willy – Brad Mehldau,Matt Chemberlain, Larry Grenadier, Jorge Rossy
  10. Alvarado
  11. Wave/Mother Nature’s Son – Antonio Carlos Jobim/John Lennon, Paul McCartney

On August 12, 1978.

On August 12, 1978, “Warner Bros” label released “Life Beyond L.A.”, the third Ambrosia studio album. It was recorded 1977 – 1978, at “Mama Jo’s Studio” in Hollywood, and was produced by Freddie Piro.

Personnel:

  • David Pack- lead and backing vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Christopher North- keyboards, backing vocals
  • Joe Puerta- lead and backing vocals, bass
  • Burleigh Drummond- lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion, bassoon
  • David Cutler Lewis- keyboards, clavinet
  • Daniel Kobialka– violin
  • Marty Krystall – saxophone
  • Stewart Whitmore – engineer
  • Tom Trefethen – engineer
  • Alan Parsons – mixing
  • Tom Trefethen – mixing
  • Stewart Whitmore – mixing
  • Ed Caraeff Studio – photography

Track listing:

  1. Life Beyond L.A. – Burleigh Drummond, David Pack
  2. Art Beware – Joe Puerta
  3. Apothecary – David Pack, Joe Puerta
  4. If Heaven Could Find Me – Burleigh Drummond
  5. How Much I Feel – David Pack
  6. Dancing By Myself – David Pack
  7. Angola – David Pack, Joe Puerta
  8. Heart To Heart – David Pack, Joe Puerta
  9. Not As You Were – Burleigh Drummond, David Pack, Joe Puerta
  10. Ready for Camarillo – Joe Puerta

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

On August 1, 1983.

On August 1, 1983, “Atlantic” label released “Individual Choice”, the 27th Jean-Luc Ponty album. It was recorded March – May 1983, at “Music Grinder Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Jean-Luc Ponty.

Personnel:

  • Jean-Luc Ponty– violin, synthesizer, keyboard bass, rhythm programming, organ
  • George Duke– Minimoog synthesizer solo
  • Allan Holdsworth– electric guitar solos
  • Randy Jackson– electric bass
  • Rayford Griffin – drums, percussion
  • Gary Skardina – drum recordings
  • Peter R. Kelsey – engineer, mixing
  • Stuart Graham – engineer, assistant engineer
  • Steve Hall – engineer, mastering
  • Bob Defrin – art direction
  • Mark Hanauer – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jean-Luc Ponty.

  1. Computer Incantations For World Peace
  2. Far from the Beaten Paths
  3. In Spiritual Love
  4. Eulogy to Oscar Romero
  5. Nostalgia
  6. Individual Choice
  7. In Spite of All