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Marianne Faithful: Go Away from My World

In December 1965, “London” label released “Go Away from My World”, the third Marianne Faithfull studio album. It was recorded in 1965, and was produced by Mike Leander.

Personnel:

  • Marianne Faithful – vocals
  • Mike Leander – arranger
  • David Bailey – photography
  • Gered Mankowitz – photography
  • Andy Wickham – liner notes
  • Andrew Loog Oldham – executive prodycer

Track listing:

  1. Go Away from My World – Jon Mark
  2. Yesterday – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. Come My Way – traditional
  4. The Last Thing on My Mind – Tom Paxton
  5. How Should True Love – Alfred Deller
  6. Wild Mountain Time – Francis McPeake
  7. Summer Nights – Brian Henderson, Liza Strike
  8. Mary Ann – traditional
  9. Scarborough Fair – traditional
  10. Lullabye – Jon Mark
  11. North Country Maid – traditional
  12. Sally Free and Easy – Cyril Tawney

Richie Havens: Mixed Bag

In December 1966, “Verve” label released “Mixed Bag”, the debut Richie Havens studio album. It was recorded July – September 1966, and was produced by John Court.

Personnel:

  • Richie Havens – vocals, guitar, sitar
  • Paul Harris – organ, piano, keyboards
  • Paul “Dino” Williams – acoustic guitar
  • Howard Collins – guitar
  • Joe Price – tabla
  • Harvey Brooks – bass
  • Bill LaVorgna – drums
  • Bruce Langhorne – arrangements
  • Felix Pappalardi – arrangements
  • Val Valentin – director of engineering
  • Barry Feinstein – cover photography
  • Jerry Schoenbaum – production supervisor

Track listing:

  1. High Flyin’ Bird – Billy Edd Wheeler
  2. I Can’t Make It Anymore – Gordon Lightfoot
  3. Morning, Morning – Tuli Kupferberg
  4. Adam – Richie Havens
  5. Follow – Jerry Merrick
  6. Three Day Eternity – Richie Havens
  7. Sandy – Jean Pierre Cousineau
  8. Handsome Johnny – Louis Gossett Jr., Richie Havens
  9. San Francisco Bay Blues – Jesse Fuller
  10. Just Like a Woman – Bob Dylan
  11. Eleanor Rigby – John Lennon, Paul McCartney

Ringo Starr: Goodnight Vienna

On November 15, 1974, “Apple” label released “Goodnight Vienna”, the fourth Ringo Starr studio album. It was recorded in August 1974, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Richard Perry.

Personnel:

  • Ringo Starr – lead vocals, drums, percussion
  • John Lennon – piano, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Vini Poncia – acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Richard Bennett – electric guitar
  • Dennis Coffey – guitars
  • Steve Cropper – electric guitar
  • Jesse Ed Davis – electric guitar
  • Robbie Robertson – guitars
  • Alvin Robinson – guitar
  • Lon Van Eaton – guitars
  • Dr. John – piano, backing vocals
  • Elton John – piano
  • David Foster – piano
  • Tom Hensley – electric piano
  • Nicky Hopkins – electric piano
  • Lincoln Mayorga – piano
  • Billy Preston – electric piano, clavinet
  • James Newton Howard – synthesizer
  • Gary Wright – keyboards
  • Carl Fortina – accordion
  • Klaus Voormann – bass guitar
  • Richard Perry – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Chuck Findley – horns
  • Bobby Keys – horns
  • Trevor Lawrence – horns
  • Lew McCreary – horns
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Madeline Bell – backing vocals
  • Lesley Duncan – backing vocals
  • Jean Gilbert – backing vocals
  • Jimmy Gilstrap – backing vocals
  • Joe Greene – backing vocals
  • Ira Hawkins – backing vocals
  • Clydie King – backing vocals
  • Linda Lawrence – backing vocals
  • Harry Nilsson – backing vocals
  • May Pang – backing vocals
  • Masst Alberts – backing vocals
  • Derrek Van Eaton – backing vocals
  • Cynthia Webb – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. (It’s All Down to) Goodnight Vienna – John Lennon
  2. Occapella – Allen Toussaint
  3. Oo-Wee – Vini Poncia, Richard Starkey
  4. Husbands and Wives – Roger Miller
  5. Snookeroo – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  6. All by Myself – Vini Poncia, Richard Starkey
  7. Call Me – Richard Starkey
  8. No No Song – Hoyt Axton, David Jackson
  9. Only You – Buck Ram
  10. Easy for Me – Harry Nilsson
  11. Goodnight Vienna (reprise) – John Lennon

Michael Lang

On August 5, 2022, Michael Anthony Lang died aged 80. He was musician (piano, keyboards, organ, synthesizer) and composer, recorded more than 2500 film scores, and worked with some of the biggest names of modern music such as Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, John Lennon, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Vince Gill, Milt Jackson, Lee Konitz, Diana Krall, Arturo Sandoval, Josh Groban, Frank Zappa, Lee Ritenour, Oliver Nelson, Bud Shank, Kenny Rogers, Barbra Streisand, Solomon Burke, Tom Waits, Peggy Lee, Vanessa Williams, Jose Feliciano, Bette Midler, Russell Watson, Michael Bolton, Don Ellis, Robbie Williams, Paul Anka, Sarah Vaughan, Amy Grant, Willie Nelson, Natalie Cole, Dusty Springfield, Melissa Manchester, Neil Diamond, Shelly Manne and Stan Kenton.  

Dream Academy: A Different Kind of Weather

On June 15, 1990, “Blanco y Negro Records” label released “A Different Kind of Weather”, the third and final Dream Academy (The) studio album. It was recorded 1989 – 1990, and was produced by David Gilmour, Anthony Moore, Gilbert Gabriel, Nick Laird-Clowes and Steve Lambert.

Personnel:

  • Kate St. John – vocals, soprano saxophone, Cor Anglais, oboe
  • Nick Laird-Clowes – vocals, guitar, banjo, piano
  • Gilbert Gabriel – vocals, keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Nick Laird-Clowes and Gilbert Gabriel, except where noted.

  1. Love – John Lennon
  2. Mercy Killing
  3. Lucy September
  4. Gaby Says
  5. Waterloo
  6. Twelve-eight Angel – Nick Laird-Clowes, David Gilmour
  7. St. Valentine’s Day
  8. It’ll Never Happen Again – Tim Hardin
  9. Forest Fire
  10. Lowlands
  11. Not for Second Prize – Nick Laird-Clowes

George Benson: The Other Side of Abbey Road

In June 1970, “A&M” label released “The Other Side of Abbey Road”, the eight George Benson album. It was recorded October – November 1969, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • George Benson – vocals, guitar
  • Bob James – acoustic piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Herbie Hancock – acoustic piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Ernie Hayes – acoustic piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Jerry Jemmott – bass
  • Idris Muhammad – drums
  • Ed Shaughnessy – drums
  • Ray Barretto – percussion
  • Andy Gonzalez – percussion
  • Sonny Fortune – alto saxophone
  • Jerome Richardson – tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute
  • Don Ashworth – baritone saxophone
  • Phil Bodner – flute, oboe
  • Hubert Laws – flute
  • Wayne Andre – trombone, euphonium
  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Mel Davis – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Bernie Glow – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Marvin Stamm – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Raoul Poliakin – violin
  • Max Pollikoff – violin
  • Emanuel Vardi – viola
  • George Ricci – cello
  • Don Sebesky – arrangements
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Sam Antupit – design
  • Eric Meola – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except where noted.

  1. Golden Slumbers / You Never Give Me Your Money
  2. Because / Come Together
  3. Oh! Darling
  4. Here Comes the Sun – George Harrison / I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
  5. Something – George Harrisons / Octopus’s Garden – Richard Starkey / The End

Alan White

On May 26, 2022, Alan White died aged 72. He was musician (drums, percussion), performed and recorded with John Lennon, George Harrison, Terry Reid, Donovan, The Ventures, Joe Cocker, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, Gary Wright, Jesse Davis, Paul Kossoff, Rick Wakeman, Steve Howe, Eddie Harris, Gary Wright, Chris Squire, Johnny Harris and Alan Price, but was best known as drummer of Yes. As leader, he released one album. In 2017, White was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, as a member of Yes.  

Kansas: Always Never the Same

On May 19, 1998, “River North” label released “Always Never the Same”, the thirteenth Kansas studio album. This album consists of new songs and covers of the band’s previous work, re-recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra. It was recorded September 1997 – February 1998, at “Southern Tracks”, “Electric Landlady” and “Tree Sound Studios” in Atlanta, Georgia, “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Phil Ehart, Rich Williams and Trammell Starks.

Personnel:

  • Steve Walsh – lead vocals, keyboards
  • Robby Steinhardt – lead and backing vocals, violin
  • Rich Williams – guitars
  • Billy Greer – vocals, bass
  • Phil Ehart – drums
  • The London Symphony Orchestra, arranged and conducted by Larry Baird
  • Russ Fowler, James Majors, Jim “Z” Zumpano – engineer
  • Peter Cobbin – orchestra recordings engineer
  • Jeff Glixman – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Brian Jobson, James Majors – digital editing
  • Trammell Starks – digital editing
  • Michael Allen – copyist
  • Pennie Moore, Conni Treantafeles – art direction, design
  • Marti Griffin – photography

Track listing:

  1. Eleanor Rigby – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  2. Dust in the Cover- Kerry Livgren
  3. Preamble (orchestral) – Larry Baird
  4. Song for America – Kerry Livgren
  5. In Your Eyes – Steve Walsh
  6. Miracles Out of Nowhere – Kerry Livgren
  7. Hol On – Kerry Livgren
  8. The Sky Is Falling – Steve Walsh
  9. Cheyenne Anthem – Kerry Livgren
  10. Prelude & Introduction (medley) – Phil Ehart, Billy Greer, Robby Steinhardt, Steve Walsh, Rich Williams, Larry Baird
  11. The Wall – Kerry Livgren, Steve Walsh
  12. Need to Know – Steve Walsh

Cheap Trick: In Another World

On April 9, 2021, “BMG” label released “In Another World”, the twentieth Cheap Trick studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2021, and was produced by Julian Raymond, Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen and Tom Petersson.

Personnel:

  • Robin Zander – lead vocals, guitar, art direction, design
  • Rick Nielsen – guitar, art direction, design
  • Tom Petersson – bass, art direction, design
  • Daxx Nielsen – drums
  • Tim Lauer, Bennett Salvay – keyboards
  • Jimmy Hall – harmonica
  • Steve Jones – additional guitar
  • Howard Willing, Julian King, Mark Dobson, Bryan Cook, Jim “Pinky” Beeman – engineer
  • Chris Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Lars Fox – Pro Tools engineer
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Dale Voelker – art direction, design
  • Jeff Daly, Lou Brutus – photography

Track listing:

All tracks are by Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson, Julian Raymond and Daxx Nielsen, except where noted.

  1. The Summer Looks Good on You
  2. Quit Waking Me Up – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson, Julian Raymond, Kristian Bush, Daxx Nielsen
  3. Another World
  4. Boys & Girls & Rock’n’Roll
  5. The Party
  6. Final Days
  7. So It Goes
  8. Light Up the Fire
  9. Passing Through
  10. Here’s Looking at You – Linda Perry, Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander,Tom Petersson, Dazz Nielsen
  11. Another World (reprise)
  12. I’ll See You Again
  13. Gimme Some Truth – John Lennon

Clifford Jordan: Masters from Different Worlds

On March 1, 1994, “Mapleshade” label released “Masters from Different Worlds”, the 32nd Clifford Jordan album. It was recorded in December 1989, at “Mapleshade Studios” in Upper Marlboro, MD, and was produced by Fred Kaplan and Pierre Sprey.

Personnel:

  • Clifford Jordan – soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Ran Blake – piano
  • Julian Priester – trombone
  • Windmill Saxophone Quartet:
  • Jesse Meman – alto saxophone
  • Tom Monroe, Ken Plant – tenor saxophone
  • Clayton Englar – baritone saxophone
  • Steve Williams – drums
  • Alfredo Mojica – congas
  • Claudia Polley – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Something to Live For – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  2. A Touch of Evil – Ran Blake
  3. Arline – Ran Blake
  4. Laura – David Raksin, Johnny Mercer
  5. Short Life of Barbara Monk – Ran Blake
  6. Vanguard – Ran Blake
  7. Julia – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  8. Wives and Lovers – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  9. Doug’s Prelude – Clifford Jordan
  10. Mood Indigo – Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills