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On August 5, 1992.

On August 5, 1992, Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro died aged 38. He was a songwriter, musician (drums), and record producer, best known as the drummer with Toto. He was one of the most south after session drummers in popular music, played on hundreds of albums and worked with numerous artists such as Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Greg Lake, Seals & Crofts, Les Dudek, Joe Cocker, Steely Dan, The Jacksons, Tommy Bolin, Jackson Browne, Leo Sayer, Boz Scaggs, Carly Simon, Eric Carmen, Valerie Carter, Lisa Dal Bello, Hall & Oates, Diana Ross, Colin Blunstone, Larry Carlton, Allen Toussaint, Dave Mason, Warren Zevon, Ruben Blades, Bim, Jerry Williams, Al Stewart, Marc Jordan, Rickie Lee Jones, Janne Schaffer, Lowell George, Aretha Franklin, Jon Anderson, Luis Miguel, Love and Money, Patti Austin, Mariya Takeuchi, The Brothers Johnson, Peter Frampton, Bee Gees, Char, Christopher Cross, Randy Crawford, Al Jarreau, Amii Ozaki, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Eye to Eye, Donna Summer, Elton John, Melissa Manchester, Donald Fagen, Herbie Hancock, Don Henley, Michael McDonald, Lionel Richie, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Russ Taff, Chicago, David Gilmour Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton, Peter cetera, Earth Wind & Fire, roger Hodgson, David Benoit, Dr. John, Steve Porcaro, Nik Kershaw, Poco, Clair Mario, Celine Dion, Natalie Cole, Madonna, Jude Cole, Sandy Patty, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bolton, Cher, Dire Straits, Richard Marx, Bonnie Raitt, Rod Stewart, B-52’s, Go West, 10CC, Roger Waters, Paul Young, and David Crosby. In 1993, Porcaro was posthumously inducted into the “Modern Drummer Hall of Fame”.

On July 13, 1999.

On July 13, 1999, “Eagle” label released “Portraits of Bob Dylan”, the ninth Steve Howe album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Langley Studios” in Devon, England, “Dinemec Studios” in Geneva, Switzerland, “Mountain Studios” in Montreux, Switzerland, and was produced by Steve Howe.

Personnel:

  • Steve Howe – lead and backing vocals, guitar, pedal steel guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, piano, organ, keyboards
  • Dylan Howe– drums
  • Geoff Downes– keyboards
  • Anna Palm – violin
  • Nathalie Manser – cello
  • Jon Anderson– lead vocals
  • Annie Haslam– lead vocals
  • Max Bacon– lead vocals
  • P. Arnold– lead vocals
  • Dean Dyson – lead vocals
  • Keith West– lead vocals
  • Phoebe Snow– lead vocals
  • Allan Clark– lead vocals
  • Paul Sutin – engineer
  • Christophe Suchet – engineer
  • Dave Richards – engineer
  • Kris Fredriksson – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Dylan, except where noted.

  1. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
  2. Mama, you’ve Been on My Mind
  3. It’s All Over Now Baby Blue
  4. Going, Going, Gone
  5. Just Like a Woman
  6. Well, Well, Well – Bob Dylan, Danny O’Keefe
  7. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
  8. Lay Lady Lay
  9. One Too Many Mornings
  10. I Don’t Believe You
  11. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
  12. Buckets of Rain

 

On June 20, 1989.

On June 20, 1989, “Arista” label released the self – titled, debut and the only Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe album. It was recorded 1988 – 1989, at “La Frette Studios” in Paris, “AIR Studios” in Montserrat, British West Indies, “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Jon Anderson and Chris Kimsey.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson– lead vocals
  • Bill Bruford– Tama acoustic drums, Simmons SDX electronic drums
  • Rick Wakeman– keyboards
  • Steve Howe– guitars
  • Tony Levin– vocals, bass, Chapman stick
  • Matt Clifford – vocals, keyboards, programming, orchestration
  • Milton McDonald– rhythm guitar
  • The Oxford Circus Singers – Deborah Anderson, Tessa Niles, Carol Kenyon, Frank Dunnery
  • M.C. Singers – Jon, Matt, Chris
  • Emerald Isle Community Singers
  • In Seine Singers
  • Chris Kimsey– engineering
  • Chris Potter – engineering
  • Giles Sampic – engineering
  • Rupert Coulson – assistant engineering
  • George Cowen – assistant engineering
  • Steve Orchard – assistant engineering
  • “Texas” Joe Hammer – percussion programming
  • Chris Ranson – group technician
  • Michael Barbiero– mixing
  • Steve Thompson – mixing
  • George Cowan – assistant mixing
  • Olivier Bloch-Laine – assistant
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Roger Dean– artwork, painting, design
  • Martyn Dean – stage design consultant

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, and Bill Bruford, except where noted.

  1. Themes
    1. SoundThe
    2. Second Attention
  • Soul Warrior
  1. Fist of Fire
  2. Brother of Mine
  3. The Big Dream
  4. Nothing Can Come Between Us
  • Long Lost Brother of Mine – Geoff Downes
  1. Birthright – Max Bacon
  2. The Meaning
  3. Quartet
  4. I Wanna Learn
  5. She Gives Me Love – Ben Dowling
  • Who Was the First
  1. I’m Alive
  2. Teakbois
  3. Order of the Universe
  4. Order Theme
  5. Rock Gives Courage – Rhett Lawrence
  • It’s So Hard to Grow
    1. The Universe

On August 26, 1991.

On August 26, 1991, “Arista” label released “Page of Life”, the fourth Jon and Vangelis studio album. It was recorded in 1991, at “Forum Studios” in Rome, Italy, and  “Sound Studio” in Athens, Greece, and was produced by David Tuckle and Vangelis.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson – vocals
  • Vangelis – keyboards, synthesizers, programming
  • Brad Ellis – keyboards
  • Rory Kaplin – keyboards
  • Jim Hahn – guitar
  • Derek Wilson – percussion
  • Benjamin Cziller – art direction, design

Track listing:

All lyrics by Jon Anderson, all music by Vangelis.

  1. Wisdom Chain
  2. Page of Life
  3. Money
  4. Jazzy Box
  5. Garden of Senses
  6. Is It Love
  7. Anyone Can Light a Candle
  8. Be a Good Friend of Mine
  9. Shine for Me
  10. Genevieve
  11. Journey to Ixtlan
  12. Little Guitar

On July 19, 1994.

On July 19, 1994, “Windham Hill” label released “Deseo” the sixth Jon Anderson album. It was recorded In 1994, and was produced by Jon Anderson.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson – vocals, keyboards, arrangement
  • Otmaro Ruiz – keyboards
  • Freddy Ramos – guitar
  • Aaron Serafaty – percussion
  • Freddy Ramos – guitar
  • Otmaro Ruiz – keyboards
  • Eduardo del Signore – bass
  • Milton Nascimento– vocals
  • Mountain Girls – vocals
  • Glenn Monroig– vocals
  • Boca Livre – vocals
  • Valentina Vargas– vocals
  • Cecilia Toussaint – vocals
  • Girls of Puerto Rico – vocals
  • Vanessa Mixco – voice
  • Deborah Anderson – vocal singing and inspiration
  • Rubén Rada– percussion
  • Steve Thornton – percussion
  • Lorenza Pose – violin
  • Paul Haney – sax
  • Jorge Laboy – guitar
  • The Reedam Singers – Deborah Anderson, Nina Swan, Liza Gelabart, Carla Day, Francis Benitez
  • Deborah Anderson– backing vocals
  • Ron Salaises – sound effects
  • Ron Wasserman – engineering
  • Ric Wilson – mastering
  • John Laraio – production equipment assistance
  • Gary Barlough – recording
  • Toshio Sone Vasquez– design, packaging
  • Miyoko Sone – photography
  • Glen Wexler – inlay photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Anderson, except where noted.

  1. Amor Real
  2. A-DE-O – Milton Nascimento, Pedro Casadaliga, Pedro Tierra
  3. Bridges
  4. Seasons
  5. Floresta
  6. Cafe
  7. This Child
  8. Dança Do Ouro – Zé Renato, Lourenço Baeta
  9. Midnight Dancing
  10. Deseo
  11. Latino
  12. Bless This

 

 

 

On January 30, 1996.

On January 30, 1996, “High Street” and “Windham Hill Records” labels released “Toltec”, the ninth Jon Anderson album. It was recorded 1989 – 1990, and was produced by Jon Anderson.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson – vocals
  • Keith Heffner- keyboards, orchestration
  • Luis Perez – percussion
  • Eduardo del Signore – bass
  • Freddy Ramos – guitars
  • Otmaro Ruiz – solo keyboards
  • Charles Bisharat – violin
  • Patricia Hood – harp
  • Paul Haney – sax
  • Salo Loyo – keyboards
  • Deborah Anderson – harmonic vocals
  • Nina Swan – vocals
  • Maria E Del Ray – vocals
  • Daniel Navarro – vocals
  • David Eric Lowen – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Anderson.

Part I

  1. The Book Opens
  2. Quick Words (Talk- Talk) – Jon Anderson, Luis Perez
  3. Shall We Play The Game
  4. Semati Siyonpme

Part II

  1. Good Day Morning
  2. Leap into The Inconceivable
  3. Song of Home
  4. Building Bridges – Jon Anderson, Eduardo del Signore
  5. Sound And Color
  6. Longwalker Speaks

Part III

  1. Maazo Maazo
  2. Enter Ye The Mystery School
  3. Ave Verum – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

On October 17, 1994.

On October 17, 1994, “EMI” label released “Change We Must”, the seventh Jon Anderson album. It was recorded 1993 – 1994, and was produced by Jon Anderson and Tim Handley.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson – vocals, orchestrations
  • Matt Clifford – keyboards, orchestration
  • Opio Singers Choir
  • Nick Ingram – orchestration
  • Ian Thomas – drums
  • Milton McDonald – guitar
  • Steve Pearce – bass
  • Toby Alington – synthesizers
  • Gwendolyn Mok – piano
  • Geoffrey Alexander – orchestration
  • Sandrine Piau – vocals
  • Tim Handley – orchestration
  • Jade Anderson– vocals
  • Christopher Warren-Green, Rosie Furness, Roger Chase, Steve Trees, Jonathan Williams – string quartet
  • Skalia Kanga – harp
  • Nadya – Sun Chant

Track listing:

  1. State of Independence – Jon Anderson, Vangelis
  2. Shaker Loops – lyrics by Jon Anderson, music by John Adams
  3. Hearts – Chris Squire, Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin
  4. Alive & Well – David Tolley, Jon Anderson
  5. The Kiss – Jon Anderson, Vangelis
  6. Chagall Duet – Jon Anderson
  7. Run On, Jon – David Tolley, Jon Anderson
  8. Candle Song – Jon Anderson, Vangelis
  9. A View from the Coppice – David Tolley, Jon Anderson
  10. Hurry Home – Jon Anderson
  11. Under the Sun – Jon Anderson
  12. Change We Must – Jon Anderson, Vangelis

On July 23, 1996.

On July 23, 1996, “Supreme Recordings” label released “Songs for a Blue Guitar”, the fifth Red House Painters studio album. It was recorded 1995 – 1996, at “Record Two Studios” in Mendocino County, Comptche, California, “Hyde Street Studios” and  “Polk Street Recording” in San Francisco, and was produced by Mark Kozelek.

Personnel:

  • Mark Kozelek – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Stephanie Finch – backing vocals
  • Mark Needham – recording engineer.
  • Billy Anderson– engineer.
  • Darren Mora, Dale Lawton – second engineer
  • John Golden – mastering
  • Michele Turriani.- photography
  • Paul McMenamin (at v23) – art direction, design

Track listing:.

All tracks by Mark Kozelek, except where noted.

  1. Have You Forgotten
  2. Song for a Blue Guitar
  3. Make Like Paper
  4. Priest Alley Song
  5. Trailways
  6. I Feel the Rain Fall
  7. Long Distance Runaround – Jon Anderson
  8. All Mixed Up – Ric Ocasek
  9. Revelation Big Sur
  10. Silly Love Songs – Paul McCartney

 

 

 

 

In January 1975.

In January 1975, “MCA” label released “Scorching Beauty”, the fifth Iron Butterfly studio album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Denny Randell.

Personnel:

  • Erik Brann– lead vocals, guitars
  • Howard Reitzes – keyboards, backing vocals, co-lead vocal
  • Philip Taylor Kramer– bass, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • Ron Bushy– drums, backing vocals
  • Ernie Cefalu– design
  • Drew Struzan – illustrations

Track listing:

All tracks by Erik Brann, except where noted.

  1. 1975 Overture – Erik Brann, Ron Bushy, Philip Kramer, Howard Reitzes
  2. Hard Miseree
  3. High on a Mountain Top – Philip Kramer
  4. Am I Down
  5. People of the World
  6. Searchin’ Circles
  7. Pearly Gates – Ron Bushy, Jon Anderson
  8. Lonely Hearts
  9. Before You Go – Erik Brann, Howard Reitzes

On January 13, 2017.

On January 13, 2017, “Universal Music Group” label released “Piano Portraits”, album by Rick Wakeman. It was recorded July – August 2016, at “The Old Granary Studio” in Norfolk, UK, and was produced by Rick Wakeman.

Personnel:

  • Rick Wakeman– Steinway Model D concert grand piano
  • Erik Jordan – engineer
  • Ian Brown – project co-ordinator
  • Stylorouge – design
  • Rob O’Connor – photographer
  • Dick Beetham – mastering at 360 Mastering

Track listing:

  1. Help – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  2. Stairway to Heaven – Robert Plant, Jimmy Page
  3. Life on Mars – David Bowie
  4. I’m Not in Love – Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
  5. Wonderous Stories – Jon Anderson
  6. Berceuse – Gabriel Fauré, arr. Rick Wakeman
  7. Amazing Grace – traditional, arr. by Rick Wakeman
  8. Swan Lake – Peter Tchaikovsky, arr. by Rick Wakeman
  9. Morning Has Broken – traditional, arr. by Rick Wakeman
  10. Summertime – George Gershwin
  11. Space Oddity – David Bowie
  12. Dance of the Damselflies – Rick Wakeman
  13. Clair de Lune – Claude Debussy, arr. by Rick Wakeman
  14. I Vow to Thee, My Country – Gustav Holst, arr. by Rick Wakeman
  15. Eleanor Rigby – John Lennon, Paul McCartney