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On May 21, 1996.

On May 21, 1996, “Interscope” label released “Bringing Down the Horse”, the second Wallflowers (The) studio album. It was recorded 1994 – 1996, at “Sunset Sound” and “House of Blues Sunset” in Hollywood, “Groove Masters” in Santa Monica, “O’Henry Sound Studios” in Burbank, “Brooklyn Studios” in Brooklyn, and was produced by T – Bone Burnett.

Personnel:

  • Jakob Dylan – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Michael Ward – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Rami Jaffee – Hammond B3 organ, keyboards, piano, backing vocals
  • Greg Richling – bass guitar
  • Jon Brion – lead guitar
  • Mike Campbell – slide guitar 
  • Leo LeBlanc – pedal steel guitar; dobro
  • Matt Chamberlain – drums
  • Stephen Bruton – background vocals
  • Gary Louris – background vocals
  • Michael Penn – background vocals
  • Sam Phillips – background vocals
  • Adam Duritz – background vocals
  • Tom Lord-Alge – engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Jakob Dylan.

  1. One Headlight
  2. 6th Avenue Heartache
  3. Bleeders
  4. Three Marlenas
  5. The Difference
  6. Invisible City
  7. Laughing Out Loud
  8. Josephine
  9. God Don’t Make Lonely Girls
  10. Angel on My Bike
  11. I Wish I Felt Nothing

On May 2, 2000.

On May 2, 2000, “Super Ego” label released “Bachelor No. 2 or, the Last Remains of the Dodo”, the third Aimee Mann studio album. It was recorded in 1999, and was produced by Aimee Mann, Jon Brion, Mike Denneen, Buddy Judge and Brendan O’Brien.

Personnel:

  • Aimee Mann – lead and backing vocals, bass, acoustic, electric and Guitar Nashville guitar, tambourine, Bad Hi-Hat
  • Jon Brion – electric guitar, keyboards, drums, backing vocals
  • Michael Lockwood – 12 string acoustic and electric guitar, Cheesy keyboards, percussion, backing vocals
  • Michael Penn – slide, feedback and electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Clayton Scoble – electric guitar
  • Jennifer Trynin – electric guitar
  • Benmont Tench –Chamberlin, piano
  • Patrick Warren – keyboards, piano, Chamberlin, guitar, accordion, celeste
  • Brendan O’Brien – bass, slide guitar
  • Dan MacCarroll – drums
  • Ric Menck – drums
  • John Sands – drums
  • Michael Hausman – tambourine, drum programming
  • Buddy Judge – drum programming, Wurlitzer, drum loops 
  • Hank Linderman – drum programming
  • Mark Flannagan – trumpet
  • Michael Panes – violin
  • Juliana Hatfield – backing vocals
  • Grant Lee Phillips – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Aimee Mann, except where noted.

  1. How Am I Different – Jon Brion, Aimee Mann
  2. Nothing Is Good Enough
  3. Red Vines
  4. The Fall of the World’s Own Optimist – Elvis Costello, Aimee Mann
  5. Satellite
  6. Deathly
  7. Ghost World
  8. Calling It Quits
  9. Driving Sideways – Michael Lockwood, Aimee Mann
  10. Just Like Anyone
  11. Susan
  12. It Takes All Kinds – Jon Brion, Aimee Mann
  13. You Do

On August 25, 1998.

On August 25, 1998, “DreamWorks” label released “XO”, the fourth Elliot Smith studio album. It was recorded 1997 – 1998, at “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Elliott Smith, Rob Schnapf and Tom Rothrock.

Personnel:

  • Elliott Smith– vocals, guitar, piano, bass guitar, drums, organ, mandolin, electric piano, melodica, percussion, string and horn arrangements, recording
  • Rob Schnapf– guitar, recording
  • Paul Pulvirenti – drums
  • Tom Rothrock– drum programming, recording
  • Joey Waronker– drums
  • Jon Brion– vibraphone, Chamberlin
  • Shelly Berg – string and horn arrangements
  • Tom Halm – string and horn arrangements
  • Bruce Eskovitz – bass and baritone saxophone, flute
  • James Atkinson – French horn
  • Roy Poper – trumpet
  • Farhad Behroozi – strings
  • Henry Ferber – strings
  • Jerrod Goodman – strings
  • Pamela DeAlmeida – strings
  • Peter Hatch – strings
  • Raymond Tischer II – strings
  • Russel Cantor – strings
  • Waldemar DeAlmeida – strings
  • Larry Crane – recording
  • Johnson and Wolverton – sleeve artwork
  • Eric Matthies – sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Elliott Smith.

  1. Sweet Adeline
  2. Tomorrow Tomorrow
  3. Waltz #2 (XO)
  4. Baby Britain
  5. Pitseleh
  6. Independence Day
  7. Bled White
  8. Waltz #1
  9. Amity
  10. Oh Well, Okay
  11. Bottle Up and Explode
  12. A Question Mark
  13. Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands
  14. I Didn’t Understand

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 July 7, 2007.

On July 7, 2007, “Merge” label released “Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga”, the sixth Spoon studio album. It was recorded September 2006 – January 2007, at “Public Hi-Fi”, “The Mob House” in Austin, Texas, “Cherokee” in Los Angeles, “Ocean” in Burbank, California, and was produced by Jon Brion, Britt Daniel, Jim Eno, Mike McCarthy, Britt Daniel, Jim Eno, Eric Harvey, and Rob Pope.

Personnel:

  • Britt Daniel – vocals, guitar
  • Jim Eno – drums
  • Eric Harvey – piano, keyboards
  • Rob Pope– bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Britt Daniel, except where noted.

  1. Don’t Make Me a Target
  2. The Ghost of You Lingers
  3. You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
  4. Don’t You Evah – Julian Tepper, Max Tepper, Derek Vockins
  5. Rhythm & Soul
  6. Eddie’s Ragga – Britt Daniel, Jim Eno, Eric Harvey, Eddie Robert
  7. The Underdog
  8. My Little Japanese Cigarette Case
  9. Finer Feelings
  10. Black Like Me

On June 14, 2019.

On June 14, 2019, “Columbia” label released “Western Stars”, the nineteenth Bruce Springsteen studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Stone Hill” in New Jersey, and was produced by Ron Aniello.

Personnel:

  • Bruce Springsteen – vocals, acoustic, twelve-string and electric guitar, glockenspiel, synth, strings, banjo, percussion, organ, piano, sampler, celesta, organ solo, mellotron
  • Ron Anielo – electric upright bass, piano, acoustic and electric guitar, percussion, vibraphone, bass, synth, sampler, drums, organ, celesta, loops, backing vocal
  • Marc Muller – lap steel guitar
  • Jon Brion– electric guitar
  • Rob Lebert – electric and baritone guitar
  • Greg Leisz, Marc Muller, Marty Rifkin– pedal steel guitar
  • David Sancious– organ
  • Charlie Giordano, David Sancious, Matt Rollings- piano
  • Lenny Castro – congas
  • Gunnar Olsen, Jon Brion, Matt Chamberlain– drums
  • Charlie Giordano- accordion
  • Andrew Sterman– alto flute
  • Alden Banta – bassoon
  • Curt Ramm – flugelhorn
  • Charles Pillow- oboe
  • Leelanee Sterrett– French horn
  • Rachel Drehmann– French horn
  • Jon Brion– celesta
  • Ed Manion- saxophone
  • Lenny Castro- shaker
  • Jon Brion– Farfisa synthesizer
  • Jon Brion– Moog synthesizer
  • Lenny Castro- tambourine
  • Jon Brion- timpani
  • Clark Gayton, Dan Levine- trombone
  • Barry Danielian, Curt Ramm- trumpet
  • Avatar Strings – Desiree Elsevier, Robert Reinhart, Vivek Kamath- viola
  • Stone Hill Strings – Rebecca Young, Shmuel Katz- viola
  • Luis Villalobos, Soozie Tyrell- violin
  • Avatar Strings – Annaliesa Place, Liz Lim, Emily Popham, Hyunju Lee, Joanna Maurer, Jung Sun Yoo, Lisa Kim, Sharon Yamada, Suzanne Ornstein- violin
  • Stone Hill Strings – Hyunju Lee, Joanna Maurer, Lisa Kim- viola
  • Avatar Strings – Alan Stepansky, Nathan Vickery- cello
  • Stone Hill Strings – Alan Stepansky- cello
  • Lisa Kim – concertmaster
  • Rob Mathes – conductor, arrangements Avatar Strings
  • Scott Tibbs – conductor Stone Hill Stringa, production coordinator
  • Cindy Mizelle, Curtis King, Matthew Koma, Michelle Moore, Soozie Tyrell– backing vocals
  • Patti Scialfa – vocal, vocal arrangements
  • Tobby Scott – loops, programming
  • Rob Lebret, Ron Aniello, Ross Petersen, Toby Scott – engineer
  • Alec Dixon, Brett Rouche, Chris Steffen, Greg Koller – additional engineering
  • Bob Ludwigm- mastering
  • Tom Elmhirst – mixing
  • Joe Visciano – mixing assistant
  • Kevin Buell – technician
  • Michelle Holme – artwork, design
  • Danny Clinch – photography
  • Kalle Gustafsson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bruce Springsteen, except where noted.

  1. Hitch Hikin’
  2. The Wayfarer
  3. Tucson Train
  4. Western Stars
  5. Sleepy Joe’s Cafe
  6. Drive Fast (The Stuntman)
  7. Chasin’ Wild Horses
  8. Sundown
  9. Somewhere North of Nashville
  10. Stones
  11. There Goes My Miracle
  12. Hello Sunshine
  13. Moonlight Motel

On May 15, 2012.

On May 15, 2012, “Mexican Summer” label released “The Only Place”, the second Best Coast studio album. It was recorded in 2012, at “Capitol Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jon Brion.

Personnel:

  • Bethany Cosentino – vocals, guitar
  • Bobb Bruno – drums, guitar, bass guitar
  • Jon Brion– percussion, keyboards, 12-string guitar, lap steel, six-string bass
  • Greg Koller – engineer, mixing
  • Eric Caudieux – editor
  • Jake Gorski – assistant engineer
  • Chandler Harrod – assistant engineer
  • Patricia Sullivan – mastering
  • Dan Schechter – art direction, design
  • David Black – in-studio photography
  • Jess Rotter – landscape illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Bethany Cosentino.

  1. The Only Place
  2. Why I Cry
  3. Last Year
  4. My Lifes
  5. No One Like You
  6. How They Want Me to Be
  7. Better Girl
  8. Do You Love Me Like You Used To
  9. Dreaming My Life Away
  10. Let’s Go Home
  11. Up All Night

On March 16, 2010.

On March 16, 2010, “Nonesuch” label released “Highway Rider”, the 26th Brad Mehldau album. It was recorded February – May 2009, at “Ocean Way Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Jon Brion.

Personnel:

  • Brad Mehldau– piano, pump organ, Yamaha CS-80 polyphonic analog synthesizer, orchestral bells, handclaps
  • Jeff Ballard– percussion, snare brush, drums, handclaps
  • Joshua Redman– soprano and tenor saxophone, handclaps
  • Larry Grenadier– bass, handclaps
  • Matt Chamberlain– drums, handclaps
  • Dan Coleman – orchestra conductor
  • The Fleurettes – vocals
  • Jon Brion- mixing
  • Gregg Koller – engineer, mixing
  • Eric Caudieux– engineer
  • Alan Yoshida – mastering
  • Robert Hurwitz – executive producer
  • Richard Misrach– cover photograph
  • Lawrence Azerrad – graphic design

Track listing:

All tracks by Brad Mehldau.

  1. John Boy
  2. Don’t Be Sad
  3. At the Tollbooth
  4. Highway Rider
  5. The Falcon Will Fly Again
  6. Now You Must Climb Alone
  7. Walking the Peak
  8. We’ll Cross the River Together
  9. Capriccio
  10. Sky Turning Grey (for Elliot Smith)
  11. Into the City
  12. Old West
  13. Come With Me
  14. Always Departing

On February 25, 2003.

On February 25, 2003, “Bar / None” label released “Baby I’m Bored”, the debut Evan Dando album. It was recorded in 2002, at “Trout Recording” in Brooklyn, “Sage & Sound” in Los Angeles, “Wavelab Studio” in Tucson, AZ, and was produced by Jon Brion and Bryce Goggin.

Personnel:

  • Evan Dando – vocals, acoustic guitar, tambourine, organ, snare drums, drums, handclaps, effects, artwork
  • Bryce Goggin – piano
  • Jon Brion – vocals, various instruments
  • Joey Burns – double bass
  • Howe Gelb – guitar
  • Royston Langdon – vocals, bass, handclaps
  • Chris Brokaw – guitar, organ, drums, percussion
  • Arthur Johnson – drums
  • John Convertino – drums
  • Sim Cain – drums
  • Errin Familia- engineer
  • Craig Schumacher, Nick Luca- recording
  • Doug Sax, Robert Hadley – mastering
  • Nicholas Marantz – mixing
  • Mike Kelly – artwork
  • Elisabeth Moses – photography

Track listing:

  1. Repeat – Jon Brion, Evan Dando
  2. My Idea – Chris Brokaw, Tom Morgan
  3. Rancho Santa Fe – Evan Dando, Patrick Doyle
  4. Waking Up – Evan Dando, Royston Langdon
  5. Hard Drive – Ben Lee
  6. Shots Is Fired – Jon Brion, Evan Dando
  7. It Looks Like You – Jon Brion, Evan Dando
  8. The Same Thing You Thought Hard About Is the Same Part I Can Live Without – Evan Dando, Ben Lee, Tom Morgan
  9. Why Do You Do This to Yourself? – Jon Brion, Evan Dando
  10. All My Life – Ben Lee
  11. Stop My Head – Jon Brion, Evan Dando
  12. In the Grass All Wine Colored – Evan Dando

 

 

On March 14, 2006.

On March 14, 2006, “Sugar Hill” label released “Blinders On”, the third Sean Watkins solo album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, and was produced by Sean Watkins.

Personnel:

  • Sean Watkins- lead  and harmony vocals,  guitars,  organ,  synthesizer,  bass,  mandolin,  piano, keyboards, sampling, drum machine, drum loop, mixing, art direction
  • Sara Watkins- violin, harmony vocals
  • Gabe Witcher- fiddle
  • Benmont Tench- piano, toy xylophone, Wurlitzer, harmonium, Hammond organ
  • Glenn Kotche- drums, vibes
  • Jon Foreman- harmony vocals
  • Rushad Eggleston– cello
  • Peter Sprague – engineer, mixing
  • Byron House – bass (pizzicato)
  • Jon Brion– piano
  • Mark Schatz – bass
  • Judith Ablon – viola
  • Zeneba Bowers – violin
  • Matthew Walker- cello
  • Duncan Moore – drums
  • Scott Fritz – engineer, mixing
  • Ray Kennedy – mastering
  • Ricky Chao, Glenn Pittman – assistant engineer
  • Loren Witcher – cover art, illustrations
  • Autumn de Wilde– photography
  • Wendy Stamberger – art direction, design
  • Vanessa Price – grooming

Track listing:

All tracks by by Sean Watkins, except where noted.

  1. Summer’s Coming
  2. Starve Them To Death
  3. I’m Sorry – Sean Watkins, Wilson
  4. Happy New Year
  5. ..Goodbye
  6. Run Away Girl – Sean Watkins, Wilson
  7. I Say Nothing
  8. Coffee
  9. The Sound Of My Crush
  10. No Lighted Windows
  11. Cammac
  12. Roses Never Red
  13. They Sail Away – Frizell, Sean Watkins
  14. Not That Bad/Blinders On
  15. Whipping Boy/Cherokee Shuffle (hidden track)