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On June 30, 1979.

On June 30, 1979, “Elektra” label released “Spy”, the eight Carly Simon studio album. It was recorded December 1978 – April 1979, at “Atlantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Arif Mardin.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano
  • Ian McLagan– acoustic piano
  • Don Grolnick– acoustic piano, clavinet
  • Warren Bernhardt– keyboards, acoustic piano, electric piano
  • Richard Tee– clavinet, electric piano
  • Ken Bichel– Polymoog, synthesizer
  • Cliff Carter – synthesizer
  • Billy Mernit – acoustic piano
  • Joe Caro – acoustic and electric guitar
  • John Hall – electric guitar
  • David Spinozza– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Frank Carillo– guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • Will Lee– bass
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Rick Marotta– drums
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion, congas
  • Raphael Cruz – cowbell, congas, percussion
  • Mike Mainieri– vibraphone
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone, tenor sax solo
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Peter Ballin – alto saxophone
  • Lew Del Gatto – baritone saxophone
  • Tom Malone– trombone
  • Hubert Laws– flute
  • Arif Mardin– horn, string and choir arrangement
  • Gene Orloff– concertmaster
  • Tim Curry– backing vocals
  • Ullanda McCullough – backing vocals
  • James Taylor– backing vocals
  • Lucy Simon – backing vocals
  • Jonathan Abramowitz, Lamar Alsop, Julien Barber, Phil Bodner, James Buffington, Frederick Buldrini, Jean R. Dane, Eddie Daniels, Peter Dimitriades, Lewis Eley, Gerald Tarack, Paul Gershman, Ted Hoyle, Regis Iandiorio, Teddy Israel, Harold Kohon, Jesse Levy, Guy Lumia, Joseph Malin, Richard Maximoff, Kermit Moore, Eugene J. Moye, Gene Orloff, Tony Posk, Alan Shulmanand Mitsue Takayama – strings
  • Lew Hahn – recording, mixing
  • Mike O’Malley – assistant engineer
  • George Piros – mastering
  • Robert Heimall – art direction, design
  • Pam Frank – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon, except where noted.

  1. Vengeance
  2. Just Like You Do
  3. We’re So Close
  4. Coming to Get You
  5. Never Been Gone – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  6. Pure Sin – Carly Simon, Frank Carillo
  7. Love You By Heart – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman, Libby Titus
  8. Spy – Carly Simon, James Taylor, Arif Mardin
  9. Memorial Day

In December 1974.

In December 1974, “Nemperor” and “Atlantic” labels released the self-titled, second Stanley Clarke studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Stanley Clarke.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Clarke – vocals, bass guitar, double bass, guitar, piano
  • Jan Hammer– keyboards
  • Bill Connors– guitar
  • Tony Williams– drums
  • Airto Moreira– percussion
  • David Taylor – trombone, brasses
  • Jon Faddis, James Buffington, Lew Soloff, Garnett Brown, Peter Gordon – brasses
  • David Nadien, Charles McCracken, Jesse Levy, Carol Buck, Beverly Lauridsen, Harry Cykman, Harold Kohon, Paul Gershman, Harry Lookofsky, Emanuel Green – string section
  • Michael Gibbs– string and brass arrangement
  • Ken Scott– engineer
  • Brian Gardner– mastering engineer
  • Dave Whitman – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Stanley Clarke; except where noted.

  1. Vulcan Princess
  2. Yesterday Princess – Stanley Clarke, Carolyn Clarke
  3. Lopsy Lu
  4. Power
  5. Spanish Phases for Strings & Bass – Michael Gibbs
  6. Life Suite
  • Part I
  • Part II
  • Part III
  • Part IV

In June 1987.

In June 1988, “Arista” label released “Dream of Life”, the fifth Patti Smith studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Fred Smith and Jimmy Iovine.

Personnel:

  • Patti Smith– vocals
  • Fred “Sonic” Smith– guitar
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums, keyboards, consultant
  • Richard Sohl– keyboards
  • Andi Ostrowe – backing vocals
  • Bill-Dog Dooley – assistant engineer
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Brian Sperber – engineering
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion
  • Dave McNair – assistant engineer
  • Gary Rasmussen – bass
  • Hearn Gadbois – percussion
  • Jay Healey – engineering
  • Jesse Levy – cello
  • Jim Michewicz – engineering
  • Kasim Sulton– bass
  • Kevin Killen – engineering
  • Malcolm West – bass
  • Marc DeSisto – assistant engineer
  • Margaret Ross – harp
  • Maude Gilman – design
  • Richard Travali – assistant engineer
  • Rob Jacobs – assistant engineer
  • Robert DeLaGarza – assistant engineer
  • Robert Mapplethorpe– photography
  • Robin Nash – backing vocals
  • Roger Talkov – assistant engineer
  • Sammy Figueroa– percussion
  • Scott Litt– associate producer, mixing, assistant producer
  • Shelly Yakus– mixing
  • Thom Panunzio– engineering
  • Vic Anesini – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Patti Smith and Fred “Sonic” Smith.

  1. People Have the Power
  2. Going Under
  3. Up There Down There
  4. Paths That Cross
  5. Dream of Life
  6. Where Duty Calls
  7. Looking for You (I Was)
  8. The Jackson Song

In May 1979.

In May 1979, “Columbia” label released “Flag”, the ninth James Taylor studio album. It was recorded January-March 1979, and was produced by Peter Asher.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor — guitar, vocals
  • Peter Asher— timbales, vocals
  • Dan Dugmore— pedal steel guitar
  • Steve Forman — percussion
  • Don Grolnick— keyboards
  • Danny Kortchmar— guitar
  • Russ Kunkel— drums, percussion
  • David Lasley— backing vocals
  • Jesse Levy — cello
  • Arif Mardin— strings
  • Arnold McCuller— backing vocals
  • Graham Nash— vocals
  • David Sanborn— saxophone
  • Ralph Schuckett— keyboards
  • Louise Schulmann — viola
  • Carly Simon— vocals
  • Leland Sklar— bass
  • David Spinozza— guitar, strings
  • Alex Taylor— backing vocals
  • Waddy Wachtel— acoustic, electric and slide guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor except where noted.

  1. Company Man Johnnie Comes Back
  2. Day Tripper – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. I Will Not Lie for You
  4. Brother Trucker
  5. Is That the Way You Look?
  6. S.U.R. (S.U.C.S.I.M.I.M.)
  7. Rainy Day Man – James Taylor, Zach Wiesner
  8. Millworker
  9. Up on the Roof – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  10. Chanson Française
  11. Sleep Come Free Me

In March 1975.

In March 1975, “Columbia” label released “Between the Lines” the seventh Janis Ian studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “914 Sound Studios” in Blauvelt, New York, and was produced by Brooks Arthur.

Personnel:

  • Al Gorgoni, Janis Ian, Sal DiTroia, Dave Snider, Dickie Frank – guitar
  • Don Payne, Richard Davis, George Duvivier – bass
  • Barry Lazarowitz – drums, percussion
  • Larry Alexander – percussion
  • Kenny Kosek, Russell George – fiddle
  • Violins: Arianna Bronne, Lewis Cley, Peter Dimitriades, Marie Hence, Max Hollander, Kathryn Kienke, Ezra Kliger, Harold Kohon, Harry Lookofsky, Joe Malin, David Sackson, Julius Schachter, Ora Shiran, Harry Urbont, Masako Yanagita
  • Violas: Seymour Berman, George Brown, Eugenie Dengel, Patty Kopec, Richard Maximoff, David Sackson, Emanuel Vardi
  • Celli: Seymour Barab, Gloria Lanzarone, Beverly Lauridsen, Jesse Levy, Charles McCracken, George Ricci
  • Trumpets: Ray Crisara, Burt Collins, Jimmy Sedlar, Joe Shepley
  • Trombones: Eddie Bert, Mickey Gravine, Alan Raph, Bill Watrous
  • French Horn: Jim Buffington
  • Flutes: Romeo Penque, Phil Bodner
  • Flugelhorn: Burt Collins
  • Tenor saxophone: Joe Grimm, Seldon Powell
  • String and horn arrangements: Ron Frangipane
  • Orchestral Contractor: Artie Kaplan
  • Engineered by Brooks Arthur, Larry Alexander, Russ Payne
  • Art Direction and Design: John Berg, Paul Perlow
  • Photography: Peter Cunningham
  • Production Coordinator: Herb Gart

Track listing:

All tracks by Janis Ian.

  1. When the Party’s Over
  2. At Seventeen
  3. From Me to You
  4. Bright Lights and Promises
  5. In the Winter
  6. Water Colors
  7. Between the Lines
  8. The Come On
  9. Light a Light
  10. Tea and Sympathy
  11. Lover’s Lullaby

On November 4, 1983.

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On November 4, 1983, “Warner Bros” label released “Hearts and Bones”, the sixth Paul Simon solo studio album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Roy Halee, Paul Simon, Russ Titelman and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Paul Simon – guitar, programming, vocals
  • Rob Mounsey- synthesizer, vocoder
  • The Harptones- background vocals
  • Bernard Edwards- bass
  • Nile Rodgers- guitar, programming
  • Airto Moreira- percussion
  • Marin Alsop- violin
  • Michael Boddicker- synthesizer
  • Wells Christy – synthesizer, Synclavier
  • Tom Coppola- synthesizer, Synclavier
  • Al Di Meola- guitar
  • Steve Ferrone- drums
  • Steve Gadd- drums
  • Eric Gale- guitar
  • Anthony Jackson- contrabass guitar
  • Jill Jaffe – viola
  • Jesse Levy – cello
  • Mike Mainieri- marimba, vibraphone,
  • George Marge – bass clarinet
  • Sid McGinnis- guitar
  • Marcus Miller- bass
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Dean Parks- guitar
  • Greg Phillinganes- Fender Rhodes
  • Michael Riesman- synthesizer, conductor
  • Mark Rivera- alto saxophone
  • Rob Sabino- synthesizer, piano
  • Richard Tee- synthesizer, piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Carol Wincenc – flute
  • Frederick Zlotkin – cello
  • Peter Gordon – French horn
  • Dave Matthews – horn arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Simon, with one-minute coda on track 10 by Philip Glass.

  1. Allergies
  2. Hearts and Bones
  3. When Numbers Get Serious
  4. Think Too Much (b)
  5. Song About the Moon
  6. Think Too Much (a)
  7. Train in the Distance
  8. Rene and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog After the War
  9. Cars Are Cars
  10. The Late Great Johnny Ace