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On September 3, 1991.

On September 3, 1991, “Mercury” label released “Stranger in This Town”, the first Richie Sambora album. It was recorded in 1991 and was produced by Richie Sambora and Neil Dorfsman.


  • Richie Sambora- lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, strings arrangement, producer
  • David Bryan- keyboards, strings arrangement
  • Tico Torres- drums, percussion
  • Eric Clapton- guitar solo
  • Tony Levin- bass guitar, Chapman Stick
  • Randy Jackson- bass guitar
  • Dean Fasano, Franke Previte, Curtis King, Bekka Bramlett, Isabella Lento, Tawatha Agee, Brenda White-King – background vocals
  • Katie Agresta – vocal coach
  • Jeff Bova, Robbie Buchanan, Larry Fast, Jimmy Bralower, Chris Palmaro, Eric Persing – keyboards, programming
  • Rafael Padilla, Carol Steele – percussion
  • JD Dworkow – production coordination
  • Jeff Hendrickson, Lance Phillips, Frank Wolf – engineering
  • Bob Ludwig- mastering
  • Tim White, Darryl Estrine – photography
  • Margery Greenspan – art direction
  • Umi Kenyon – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Richie Sambora, except where noted.

  1. Rest in Peace – Richie Sambora, David Bryan
  2. Church of Desire
  3. Stranger in This Town – Richie Sambora, David Bryan
  4. Ballad of Youth – Richie Sambora, Tom Marolda
  5. One Light Burning – Richie Sambora, Tom Marolda, Bruce Foster
  6. Bluesman
  7. Rosie – Richie Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi, Desmond Child, Diane Warren
  8. River of Love
  9. Father Time – Richie Sambora, Desmond Child
  10. The Answer – Richie Sambora, Bruce Foster

In July 1984.

In July 1984, “Capitol” label released “Signs of Life”, the fourth Billy Squier studio album. It was recorded April – June 1984 and was produced by Billy Squier and Jim Steinman.


  • Billy Squier- lead vocals, guitars, keyboards, synthesizers
  • Jeff Golub- guitars, slide guitar
  • Alan St. Jon – keyboards, synthesizers
  • Doug Lubahn- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Bobby Chouinard – drums
  • Larry Fast– synthesizers
  • Jimmy Maelen– percussion
  • Eric Troyer, Rory Dodd- additional vocals
  • Brian May- guitar solo
  • Alfa Anderson – additional vocals
  • John Jansen: production assistant
  • Tony Platt: engineer
  • Gary Rindfuss: assistant engineer
  • B. Moore: mixing
  • Anjali Dutt: tape operator
  • George Marino: mastering
  • Bill Smith: cover art design, illustration
  • John Van Hamersveld: rear cover collage, inner sleeve design

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Squier.

  1. All Night Long
  2. Rock Me Tonite
  3. Eye on You
  4. Take a Look Behind Ya
  5. Reach for the Sky
  6. (Another) 1984
  7. Fall for Love
  8. Can’t Get Next to You
  9. Hand-Me Downs
  10. Sweet Release

On April 11, 2000.

On April 11, 2000, “Narada” label released “Waters of Eden”, the second Tony Levin album. It was recorded 1999 – 2000, and was produced by Tony Levin and Artie Traum.


  • Tony Levin – Music Manelectric bass, fretless bass, NS electric upright bass, NS electric cello, engineer
  • Warren Bernhardt– piano, engineer
  • California Guitar Trio– acoustic guitars
  • Larry Fast– synthesizer, engineer
  • Steve Gorn– bansuri flute, engineer
  • Pete Levin – synthesizer
  • Jerry Marotta– percussion, drums, Taos drum, engineer
  • Jeff Pevar – acoustic and electric guitars, engineer
  • David Sancious– synthesizer, piano, virtual soprano saxophone
  • David Torn– acoustic and electric guitars, electric oud, loops, drum processing
  • David Bottrill – mixing
  • David Tom – Engineer
  • Robert Frazza – engineer
  • Brandon Mason – engineer, assistant engineer
  • Trevor Sadler – mastering

Tracks listing:

All tracks by Tony Levin.

  1. Bone & Flesh
  2. Waters of Eden
  3. Icarus
  4. Gecko Walk
  5. Belle
  6. Pillar of Fire
  7. Boulevard of Dreams
  8. Opal Road
  9. Utopia

On April 4, 2006.

On April 4, 2006, “Narada” label released “Resonator”, the fifth Tony Levin album. It was recorded in 2006, and was produced by Tony Levin.


  • Tony Levin– lead vocals, cello, piano, keyboards, bass guitar, Chapman stick
  • Jerry Marotta– drums, background vocals
  • Pete Levin– piano, organ
  • Larry Fast– synthesizers
  • Jesse Gress– guitar, background vocals
  • Adrian Belew– lead guitar
  • Steve Lukather– lead guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony Levin, except where noted.

  1. Break It Down
  2. Places to Go
  3. Throw the God a Bone
  4. Utopia
  5. Beyond My Reach
  6. Shadowland
  7. Crisis of Faith
  8. What Would Jimi Do?
  9. Sabre Dance – Aram Khachaturian
  10. Fragile as a Song

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.


  • Tony Levin – vocals, upright and electric basses, electric guitar, sticks, cello, omnichord
  • Jerry Marotta – drums, percussion, acoustic guitar, omnichord, tenor saxophone
  • Jesse Grees – vocals, coustic and electric guitars
  • Larry Fast – synthesizers
  • The California Guitar Trio– acoustic guitars
  • Robert Frazza – engineer
  • Doug Stringer – premix, overdub engineer
  • Kevin Killen – mixing
  • Trevor Sadler – mastering

Track listing:

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


On February 28, 1983.

On February 28, 1983, “A&M” label released “The Key”, the eighth Joan Armatrading studio album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Townhouse Studios” in Shepherd’s Bush, London, “Polar Studios” in Stockholm and in New York City, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite and Val Garay.


  • Joan Armatrading – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano
  • Adrian Belew– electric guitar
  • Daryl Stuermer– electric guitar
  • Gary Sanford – electric guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Larry Fast– synthesiser
  • Jerry Marotta– drums
  • Stewart Copeland– drums
  • Julian Diggle – percussion
  • Mel Collins– saxophone
  • Annie Whitehead– trombone
  • Guy Barker– trumpet
  • Dean Klevatt – piano
  • Jeremy Meek – vocal, bass
  • Craig Hull – electric guitar
  • Tim Pierce– electric guitar
  • Bryan Garofalo – bass guitar
  • Craig Krampf– drums
  • Steve “Goldie” Goldstein – keyboards
  • L. Benoit – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Joan Armatrading.

  1. (I Love It When You) Call Me Names
  2. Foolish Pride
  3. Drop the Pilot
  4. The Key
  5. Everybody Gotta Know
  6. Tell Tale
  7. What Do Boys Dream
  8. The Game of Love
  9. The Dealer
  10. Bad Habits
  11. I Love My Baby


In April 1980.

In April 1980, “Columbia” label released “Middle Man”, the ninth Boz Scaggs album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Bill Schnee.


  • Boz Scaggs – guitars, vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Carlos Santana- guitar
  • Lenny Castro- percussion
  • David Foster- synthesizer, keyboards, string arrangements
  • Don Grolnick- piano, keyboards
  • Joe Vitale- drums
  • James Newton Howard- keyboards, clavinet
  • David Hungate- bass
  • Steve Lukather- guitars
  • Rick Marotta- drums
  • David Paich- organ, synthesizer, keyboards
  • Ray Parker, Jr.- guitars
  • John Pierce – bass
  • Adrian Tapia – saxophone
  • Bill Thedford – background vocals
  • Julia Tillman Waters – background vocals
  • Oren Waters- background vocals
  • Paulette Brown – background vocals
  • Rosemary Butler- background vocals
  • Chuck “Fingers” Irwin – background vocals
  • David Lasley- background vocals
  • Bill Champlin- background vocals
  • Charlotte Crossley – background vocals
  • Venetta Fields- background vocals
  • Sharon Redd- background vocals
  • Larry Fast, Michael Boddicker, Steve Porcaro- synthesizer programming

Track listing:

All tracks by David Foster and Boz Scaggs, except where noted.

  1. Jojo – David Foster, David Lasley, Boz Scaggs
  2. Breakdown Dead Ahead
  3. Simone
  4. You Can Have Me Anytime
  5. Middle Man
  6. Do Like You Do in New York – Boz Scaggs
  7. Angel You
  8. Isn’t It Time – Boz Scaggs
  9. You Got Some Imagination – Steve Lukather, Scaggs, Bill Schnee


On December 7, 1984.


On December 7, 1984, “Atlantic” label released “Agent Provocateur”, the fifth Foreigner studio album. It was recorded in 1984, and was produced by Mick Jones and Alex Sadkin. The album was certified Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 3 x Platinum in the U.S. by the “RIAA”.


  • Lou Gramm- lead vocals, percussion
  • Mick Jones- guitar, backing vocals, keyboards, synthesizers
  • Rick Wills- bass, backing vocals
  • Dennis Elliott- drums
  • Wally Badarou- analog and digital synthesizers
  • Tom Bailey– vocals
  • Brian Eddolls – synthesizer
  • Larry Fast– synthesizer
  • Don Harper- backing vocals
  • Jennifer Holliday- backing vocals
  • Dave Lebolt – synthesizer
  • Ian Lloyd- backing vocals
  • Bob Mayo- synthesizer, piano, backing vocals
  • New Jersey Mass Choir of the GMWA – backing vocals
  • Mark Rivera- saxophone, backing vocals
  • Jack Waldman– synthesizer
  • Thompson Twins- backing vocals
  • Josh Abbey, Larry Alexander, Joe Ferla, Frank Filipetti, Howie Lindeman – engineers
  • Assistant engineers: Bobby Cohen, Tim Crich, Scott Mabuchi
  • Original mastering: Ted Jensen
  • Art direction, design: Bob Defrin

Track listing:

  1. Tooth and Nail – Lou Gramm, Mick Jones
  2. That Was Yesterday – Lou Gramm, Mick Jones
  3. I Want to Know What Love Is – Mick Jones
  4. Growing Up the Hard Way – Lou Gramm, Mick Jones
  5. Reaction to Action – Mick Jones, Lou Gramm
  6. Stranger in My Own House – Mick Jones
  7. A Love in Vain – Mick Jones, Lou Gramm
  8. Down on Love – Mick Jones, Lou Gramm
  9. Two Different Worlds – Lou Gramm
  10. She’s Too Tough – Mick Jones, Lou Gramm



On June 2, 1978.


On June 2, 1978, “Charisma” label released the self-titled, second Peter Gabriel album. It was recorded November 1977 – February 1978, at “Relight Studios” in Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands, and was produced by Robert Fripp. The album cover was by Hipgnosis.


  • Peter Gabriel– vocals, organ, piano, synthesizer
  • Robert Fripp– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, Frippertronics
  • Sid McGinnis– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, steel guitar, mandolin, backing vocals
  • Larry Fast– synthesizer and treatments
  • Bayete– keyboards
  • Roy Bittan– keyboards
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar, Chapman stick, string bass, recorder arrangements, backing vocals
  • Jerry Marotta– drums, backing vocals
  • Tim Capello– saxophone
  • George Marge –recorders
  • John Tims – insects

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Gabriel, except where noted.

  1. On the Air
  2. I.Y.
  3. Mother of Violence – Peter Gabriel, Jill Gabriel
  4. A Wonderful Day in a One-Way World
  5. White Shadow
  6. Indigo
  7. Animal Magic
  8. Exposure – Peter Gabriel, Robert Fripp
  9. Flotsam and Jetsam
  10. Perspective
  11. Home Sweet Home