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On February 12, 2002.

On February 12, 2002, “Narada” label released “Pieces of the Sun”, the third Tony Levin album. It was recorded in 2001, at “Applehead Studios” in Woodstock, New York, and was produced by Tony Levin.

Personnel:

  • Tony Levin– vocals, Chapman stick, Music Man Sting Ray bass ,cello,  NS Electric upright bass, electric fretless bass, acoustic bass guitar, electric guitar, omnichord
  • Larry Fast– vocals, synthesizers
  • Jesse Gress– vocals, electric, acoustic and backwards guitar
  • Jerry Marotta– vocals, drums, percussion, tenor saxophone, acoustic guitars, omnichord , Taos drum
  • California Guitar Trio- acoustic guitars
  • Robert Frazza – engineer
  • Doug Stringer – premix and overdub engineer
  • Kevin Killen – mixing engineer
  • Trevor Sadler – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony Levin, except where noted.

  1. Apollo
  2. Geronimo – Tony Levin, Larry Fast, Jesse Gress, Jerry Marotta
  3. Aquafin
  4. Dog One – Peter Gabriel
  5. Tequila – Tony Levin, Chuck Rio
  6. Pieces of the Sun – Tony Levin, Jerry Marotta
  7. Phobos – Larry Fast
  8. Ooze
  9. Blue Nude Reclining – Tony Levin, Larry Fast, Jesse Gress, Jerry Marotta
  10. The Fifth Man
  11. Ever the Sun Will Rise
  12. Silhouette

 

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On October 25, 1984.

On October 25, 1984, “Warner Bros” label released “Bright Red”, the fifth Laurie Anderson studio album. It was recorded 1983 – 1984, at “The Lobby” and “Skyline Studios” in New York City and “Westside Studios” in London, and was produced by Brian Eno and Laurie Anderson.

Personnel:

  • Laurie Anderson – vocals, keyboards
  • Brian Eno- treatments, keyboards
  • Marc Ribot– guitar
  • Lou Reed– vocals, guitar
  • Adrian Belew- guitar
  • Arto Lindsay– vocals
  • Phillip Ballou – background vocals
  • Cyro Baptista– percussion
  • Joey Baron– drums
  • Ben Fenner – bass
  • Guy Klucevsek– accordion
  • Gerry Leonard– guitar
  • Greg Cohen– guitar, bass
  • Jamie West-Oram– guitar
  • Kevin Killen – treatments
  • Neil Conti– shaker
  • Dougie Browne – drums
  • Peter Scherer – keyboards
  • Greg Cohen– music director
  • Kevin Killen – engineer, mixing
  • Joe Ferla – additional basic tracks engineer
  • Ben Fenner – overdubs engineer
  • Alec Head – additional overdubs engineer
  • Hiro Ishihara, Andy Baker, Danton Supple, Miles Green – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Yolanda Cuomo – linear notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Laurie Anderson except where noted

Bright Red

  1. Speechless (the Eagle and the Weasel)
  2. Bright Red – additional lyrics from Isaiah
  3. The Puppet Motel – lyrics by Laurie Anderson, music by Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno
  4. Speak My Language
  5. World Without End
  6. Freefall
  7. Muddy River – lyrics by Laurie Anderson, music by Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno

Tightrope

  1. Beautiful Pea Green Boat – additional lyrics from “The Owl and the Pussycat” by Edward Lear
  2. Love Among the Sailors
  3. Poison – lyrics by Laurie Anderson, music by Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno
  4. In Our Sleep – lyrics by Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, music by Laurie Anderson
  5. Night in Baghdad
  6. Tightrope – lyrics by Laurie Anderson, music by Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno
  7. Same Time Tomorrow

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

On January 8, 2016.

blackstar

On January 8, 2016, “ISO”, “RCA”, “Columbia”, and “Sony” labels released “Black Star”, the twenty-fifth and final David Bowie studio album. It was recorded in 2015, at “The Magic Shop” and “Human Worldwide Studios”, in New York City, and was produced by David Bowie and Tony Visconti.  The album was voted Best album of 2016, in the annual choices by many medias including The A.V. Club, Mojo, Newsweek, Paste, Q, Rolling Stone (Readers Poll), Uncut and The Wire Magazine. “Black Star” became Bowie’s only album to top the “Billboard 200” in the United States, and it remained at the number one position in the UK charts for three weeks. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; in Austria by “IFPI”; in Belgium by “BEA”; in Canada by “Music Canada”; in France by “SNEP”; in Italy by “FIMI”, and in UK by “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • David Bowie– vocals, acoustic guitar,  mixing,  string  arrangements, “Fender Guitar”, harmonica
  • Donny McCaslin– flute, saxophone, woodwinds
  • Ben Monder– guitar
  • Jason Lindner– piano, organ, keyboards
  • Tim Lefebvre– bass
  • Mark Guiliana– drums, percussion
  • Kevin Killen– engineering
  • Erin Tonkon – assistant engineer, backing vocals
  • Joe Visciano – mixing assistant
  • Kabir Hermon – assistant engineer
  • Joe LaPorta– mastering engineer
  • Tom Elmhirst– mixing engineer
  • Tony Visconti– strings, engineering, mixing engineer
  • James Murphy– percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by David Bowie, except where noted.

  1. Blackstar
  2. Tis a Pity She Was a Whore
  3. Lazarus
  4. Sue (Or in a Season of Crime) – David Bowie, Maria Schneider, Paul Bateman, Bob Bharma
  5. Girl Loves Me
  6. Dollar Days
  7. I Can’t Give Everything Away

On May 14, 1991.

Elvis_Costello_-_Mighty_Like_a_Rose

On May 14, 1991, “Warner Bros” label released “Mighty Like a Rose”, the thirteenth Elvis Costello studio album. It was recorded 1990 – 1991, and was produced by Elvis Costello, Mitchell Froom and Kevin Killen.

Personnel:

  • Declan MacManus– acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, maracas, keyboards
  • Mitchell Froom– organ, celeste, harmonium
  • Larry Knechtel– organ, piano, Hammond organ, clavinet
  • Marc Ribot– guitar, cornet, rhythm guitar, horn
  • Jerry Scheff– electric bass, electric guitar
  • Jim Keltner– drums, percussion
  • Lionel Batiste– drums
  • Nicholas Bucknail –clarinet
  • James Burton– acoustic guitar
  • Gregory Davis– trumpet
  • Andre Findon –flute
  • Steve George– backing vocals
  • Charles Joseph– trombone
  • Kirk Joseph– tuba
  • Roger Lewis– baritone saxophone
  • Ross MacManus– trumpet
  • Jenell Marshall– drums, percussion
  • Richard Morgan –oboe
  • Steve Nieve– keyboards
  • Richard Page– backing vocals
  • Simon Rayner –french horn
  • Steven Soles– backing vocals
  • Benmont Tench– piano
  • Pete Thomas– drums, percussion, castanets, tambourine, bells
  • Efrem Towns– trumpet
  • Rob Wasserman– electric bass
  • Tom “T-Bone” Wolk– bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Elvis Costello, except where noted.

  1. The Other Side of Summer
  2. Hurry Down Doomsday (The Bugs Are Taking Over) – Declan MacManus
  3. How to Be Dumb
  4. All Grown Up
  5. Invasion Hit Parade
  6. Harpies Bizarre
  7. After the Fall
  8. Georgie and Her Rival
  9. So Like Candy – Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus
  10. Interlude: Couldn’t Call It Unexpected No. 2
  11. Playboy to A Man – Paul McCartney, Declan MacManus
  12. Sweet Pear
  13. Broken- Cait O’Riordan
  14. Couldn’t Call It Unexpected No. 4″

On May 9, 1995.

Kojak Variety

On May 9, 1995, “Warner Bros” label released “Kojak Variety”, covers album by Elvis Costello. It was recorded 1989 – 1994, and was produced by Kevin Killen and Elvis Costello.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Costello– harmonica, vocals
  • James Burton– acoustic guitar, electric guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Larry Knechtel– piano Hammond organ, electric piano
  • Marc Ribot– banjo, electric guitar, rhythm guitar, horn, classical guitar
  • Jerry Scheff– bass
  • Pete Thomas– drums

Track listing:

  1. Strange – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  2. Hidden Charms – Willie Dixon
  3. Remove This Doubt – Brian Holland,Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr.
  4. I Threw It All Away – Bob Dylan
  5. Leave My Kitten Alone – Little Willie John,Titus Turner, James McDougal
  6. Everybody’s Crying Mercy – Mose Allison
  7. I’ve Been Wrong Before- Randy Newman
  8. Bama Lama Bama Loo – Richard Penniman
  9. Must You Throw Dirt in My Face? – Bill Anderson
  10. Pouring Water on a Drowning Man – Drew Baker,Dani McCormick
  11. The Very Thought of You – Ray Noble
  12. Payday – Jesse Winchester
  13. Please Stay – Burt Bacharach,Bob Hilliard
  14. Running Out of Fools – Richard Ahlert,Kay Rogers
  15. Days – Ray Davies

 

On February 7, 1989.

Elvis_Costello_Spike

On February 7, 1989, “Warner Bros.” released “Spike”, the 12th Elvis Costello studio album. It was recorded 1987 – 1988, and was produced by Elvis Costello, Kevin Killen and T-Bone Burnett.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Costello– vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, piano, bells, acoustic bass guitar, organ, melodica
  • T-Bone Burnett– acoustic guitar, bass, national steel guitar
  • Cait O’Riordan– maracas, bells
  • Derek Bell– Irish harp, hammered dulcimer
  • Frankie Gavin – fiddle
  • Dónal Lunny– acoustic guitar, bouzouki, electric bouzouki
  • Davy Spillane– pipe, uilleann pipes, Low whistle
  • Steve Wickham– fiddle
  • Christy Moore– bodhran
  • Pete Thomas– drums
  • Lionel Batiste– bass drum
  • Gregory Davis– trumpet
  • Willie Green – drums
  • Kevin Harris– tenor saxophone
  • Charles Joseph– trombone
  • Kirk Joseph– sousaphone
  • Roger Lewis– baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone
  • Jenell Marshall– snare drum
  • Allen Toussaint– grand piano
  • Efrem Towns– trumpet
  • Michael Blair – glockenspiel, marimba, tambourine, xylophone, bells, timpani, vibraphone, Chinese drums, Oldsmobilehubcap, Parade drum, anvil, whiplash, crash-box, temple bells, snare drum, “magic table”, metal pipe, “Martian dog bark”
  • Ralph Forbes – electric drums, drum programming
  • Mitchell Froom– organ, harmonium, electric piano, chamberlin,Indian harmonium
  • Roger McGuinn– twelve-string guitar, Rickenbacker bass guitar
  • Jim Keltner– tom-toms, snare drum, Chinese cymbal
  • Jerry Marotta– drums
  • Buell Neidlinger– cello, double bass
  • Marc Ribot– banjo, electric guitar, Spanish guitar, sounds
  • Jerry Scheff– electric bass, double bass, fuzz bass
  • Benmont Tench– piano, clavinet, spinet, Vox Continental
  • Tom “T-Bone” Wolk– accordion, bass
  • Chrissie Hynde– harmony vocals
  • Nick Lowe– bass
  • Paul McCartney– Hofner bass guitar, Rickenbacker bass guitar
  • Pete Thomas – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Elvis Costello, except where noted.

  1. …This Town…
  2. Let Him Dangle
  3. Deep Dark Truthful Mirror
  4. Veronica – Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney
  5. God’s Comic
  6. Chewing Gum
  7. Tramp the Dirt Down
  8. Stalin Malone
  9. Satellite
  10. Pads, Paws and Claws – Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney
  11. Baby Plays Around – Elvis Costello and Cait O’Riordan
  12. Miss Macbeth
  13. Any King’s Shilling
  14. Coal-Train Robberies
  15. Last Boat Leaving