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On December 13, 1988.

On December 13, 1988, “Columbia” label released “The Best Years of Our Lives”, the eighteenth Neil Diamond studio album. It was recorded in 1988, at “Chartmaker Studios”, “Lion Share Recording Studios”, “Village Recorders”, “Ocean Way Recording” in Los Angeles, “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, “Omnisound Recording Studios” in Nashville, “Seacost Sound” in Victoria, British Columbia, and was produced by David Foster.

Personnel:

  • Neil Diamond – lead vocals
  • Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Renée Geyer, Richard Page – backing vocals
  • Richard Bennett – acoustic guitar
  • Dean Parks – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Michael Landau, Steve Lukather – electric guitar
  • Mike Brignardello, Reinie Press – bass guitar
  • Tris Imboden, Paul Leim, Carlos Vega – drums
  • Michael Boddicker, Robbie Buchanan, David Foster, Tom Hensley, Alan Lindgren, Michael Omartian, David Paich – keyboards
  • Rick Bowen, Rhett Lawrence, Kevin Maloney – synthesizer programming
  • Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Dan Higgins, Bill Reichenbach Jr., Larry Williams – horns
  • David Foster, Jerry Hey – horn arrangements
  • Jeremy Lubbock – string arrangements
  • David Foster – arranger
  • Sam Cole, Chris Earthy – production coordination
  • Ned Brown, Barry Cardinale, Larry E. Williams, Alison Zanetos – production assistant
  • Jeffrey Woodruff – engineer
  • Jesse Kanner, Ray Pyle, Dave Reitzas – engineer assistant
  • Humberto Gatica – mixing
  • Mauricio Guerrero, Laura Livingston – mixing assistant
  • George Marino – mastering
  • David Kirschner – art direction, design
  • Beverley Lazor-Bahr – additional design
  • Matthew Rolston – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Diamond, except where noted.

  1. The Best Years of Our Lives
  2. Hard Times for Lovers
  3. This Time – Neil Diamond, David Foster, Jeremy Lubbock
  4. Everything’s Gonna Be Fine – Neil Diamond, Weldon Dean Parks
  5. Hooked on the Memory of You
  6. Take Care of Me – Neil Diamond, David Foster
  7. Baby Can I Hold You – Tracy Chapman
  8. Carmelita’s Eyes – Neil Diamond, David Foster
  9. Courtin’ Disaster – Neil Diamond, David Foster
  10. If I Couldn’t See You Again
  11. Long Hard Climb – Neil Diamond, Tom Hensley, Alan Lindgren

On October 24, 2006.

On October 24, 2006, “Concord” label released “Givin’ It Up”, an album by Al Jarreau and George Benson. It was recorded in April 2006, at “Henson Recording Studios”, “NRG Studios”, and “Capitol Studios” in Hollywood; “G Studio Digital” in Studio City, CA; “LAFX Studios”, “The Pass”, “Willyworld”, and “Revelation Studios” in Los Angeles; “White Lightning Studios” in Sylmar, CA; “Porcupine Studios” in Chandler, AZ; “The B Hive” in Phoenix, AZ; “East Bay Studios” in Tarrytown, NY, and was produced by John Burk, Michael Broening, Marcus Miller, Patti Austin, Freddie Ravel, Larry Williams and Chris Dunn. In 2007, the album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance” (Al Jarreau), and “Best Pop Instrumental Performance” (George Benson).

Personnel:

  • George Benson – lead and backing vocals, guitar, arrangements
  • Al Jarreau – lead and backing vocals, vocal percussion, arrangements
  • Paul McCartney – lead vocals
  • Ray Fuller – guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Freddie Fox – guitar
  • Michael O’Neill – rhythm guitar
  • Michael Thompson – guitar
  • Larry Williams – keyboards, acoustic piano, arrangements
  • Michael Broening – keyboards, organ, programming, arrangements, organ
  • Herbie Hancock – acoustic piano
  • Patrice Rushen – keyboards, Fender Rhodes, acoustic piano, arrangements
  • Rex Rideout – acoustic piano, arrangements
  • Barry Eastmond – keyboards, arrangements
  • Freddie Ravel – Fender Rhodes, clavinet, organ, synthesizer, Moog bass, drums, percussion programming, arrangements, BGV arrangements
  • Joe Turano – Wurlitzer, Hammond B3 organ, arrangements
  • Randy Waldman – acoustic piano, arrangements
  • Abraham Laboriel – electric bass
  • Mel Brown – bass guitar
  • Marcus Miller – bass guitar, arrangements
  • Stanley Clarke – bass guitar
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
  • Michael White – drums
  • Gregg Field – drums
  • Ricky Lawson – drums
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion
  • Bashiri Johnson – percussion
  • Marion Meadows – saxophone
  • Chris Botti – trumpet
  • John Burk – arrangements
  • Jill Scott – lead vocals
  • Patti Austin – lead and backing vocals, BGV arrangements
  • Maxi Anderson – backing vocals
  • Valerie Pinkston – backing vocals
  • Sharon Perry – backing vocals
  • Darlene Perry – backing vocals
  • Lorraine Perry – backing vocals
  • Sandra Simmons Williams – backing vocals
  • De’Ante Duckett – backing vocals
  • Alethea Mills – backing vocals
  • Chavonne Morris – backing vocals
  • Fred Martin – BGV arrangements
  • Barry Eastmond, Gregg Field – additional production
  • Glen Barros, Kevin Lee, Noel Lee – executive producer
  • Michael Broening, Myron Chandler, Jeff Harris, Don Murray, Charlie Paakkari, Seth Presan, Bill Smith – recording engineer
  • Kevin Becka, Barry Eastmond, Eric Ferguson, Carlos Martinez, Dennis Moody, John Wroble – additional engineering
  • Phillip Broussard, Keith Gretlein, Casey Lewis, Paul Smith – assistant engineer
  • Seth Presant, Bill Smith, German Villacorta – Pro Tools engineer, editing
  • Alex Pavlides – additional Pro Tools engineer
  • Al Schmitt – mixing
  • Steve Genewick – mixing assistant
  • Doug Sax, Sangwook Nam – mastering
  • Abbey Anna – art direction
  • Andrew Pham – art direction, design
  • Randee St. Nicholas – photography

Track listing:

  1. Breezin’ – Bobby Womack, Al Jarreau
  2. Mornin’ – Al jarreau, David Foster, Jay Graydon
  3. Long Come Tutu – Marcus Miller, Al Jarreau
  4. God Bless the Child – Billie Holliday, Arthur Herzog Jr.
  5. Summer Breeze – Jim Seals, Dash Crofts
  6. All I Am – Rex Rideout, Phillip “Taj” Jackson
  7. Ordinary People – John Legend, will.i.am
  8. Let It Rain – Barry Eastmond, Al Jarreau
  9. Givin’ It Up for Love – Freddie Ravel, Al Jarreau
  10. Every Time You Go Away – Daryl Hall
  11. Four – Miles Davis, Jon Hendricks
  12. Don’t Start No Schtuff – Joe Turano, Al Jarreau
  13. Bring It On Home to Me – Sam Cooke

On June 1, 1998.

On June 1, 1998, “Parlaphone” label released “Another World”, the second Brian May studio album. It was recorded 1996 – 1998, at May’s home studio and “Allerton Hill Studio”, and was produced by Brian May. Drummer Cozy Powell died in a car accident before the album was completed.

Personnel:

  • Brian May- vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass guitar, programming, arrangements
  • Neil Murray- bass guitar
  • Ken Taylor – bass guitar
  • Jamie Moses– guitar
  • Jeff Beck- guitar
  • Spike Edney- keyboards
  • Cozy Powell– drums, percussion
  • Steve Ferrone– drums
  • Taylor Hawkins- drums
  • London Metropolitan Orchestra– strings
  • Michael Kamen – conductor
  • Cathy Porter- backing vocals
  • Shelley Preston- backing vocals
  • Nikki Love – backing vocals
  • Becci Glover – backing vocals
  • Ian Hunter- guest raconteur
  • Justin Shirley-Smith – engineering, co-production
  • Richard Gray – design, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian May, except where noted.

  1. Space
  2. Business
  3. China Belle
  4. Why Don’t We Try Again
  5. On My Way Up
  6. Cyborg
  7. The Guv’nor
  8. Wilderness
  9. Slow Down – Larry Williams
  10. One Rainy Wish – Jimi Hendrix
  11. All the Way from Memphis – Ian Hunter
  12. Another World
  • The song “Another World” ends at 4:05, then after a minute of silence, starting at 5:05, a hidden trackplays, consisting of the piano part of “Business”.

 

On October 29, 1996.

On October 29, 1996, “Reprise” label released “Being There”, the second Wilco studio album. It was recorded September 1995 – July 1996, at “Chicago Recording Company” and “Warzone Recorders” in Chicago,”The Studio” in Springfield, Missouri, “Moonshine Studios” in Atlanta, Georgia, and was produced by Jeff Tweedy, John John Stirratt, Jay Bennett, Ken Coomer, Max Johnston and Bob Egan.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Tweedy– lead and backing vocals, guitars, bass, radio
  • John Stirratt– bass, piano, violin, backing vocals
  • Jay Bennett– guitars, piano, organ, harmonica, lap steel, drums, accordion, backing vocals
  • Ken Coomer – drums, percussion, guitars, backing vocals
  • Max Johnston – dobro, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, backing vocals
  • Bob Egan – pedal steel, national steel guitar
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel
  • Larry Williams – tenor sax
  • Gary Grant, Jerry Hey– trumpet
  • Jessy Greene – violin
  • Dan Higgins – baritone sax, tenor sax
  • Jim Rondinelli, Chris Shepard– mastering
  • Ron Lowe, Mike Scotella, Lou Whitney, Chris Shepard– engineers
  • Bob Ludwig, Skip Saylor, Jim Scott – mastering
  • Dahn Davis – graphic design
  • Brad Miller – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Tweedy.

  1. Misunderstood – the verse starting “Take the Guitar Player for a Ride” written by Peter Laughner
  2. Far, Far Away
  3. Monday
  4. Outtasite (Outta Mind)
  5. Forget the Flowers
  6. Red-Eyed and Blue
  7. I Got You (At the End of the Century)
  8. What’s the World Got in Store
  9. Hotel Arizona
  10. Say You Miss Me
  11. Sunken Treasure
  12. Someday Soon
  13. Outta Mind (Outta Sight)
  14. Someone Else’s Song
  15. Kingpin
  16. (Was I) In Your Dreams
  17. Why Would You Wanna Live
  18. The Lonely 1
  19. Dreamer in My Dreams

 

On February 22, 2005.

On February 22, 2005, “Epic” label released “Real Illusions: Reflections”, the seventh Steve Vai studio album. It was recorded in 2004, at “The Mothership Studio” in Hollywood Hills, “The Harmony Hut” in Los Angeles, and “De Oosterpoort” in Amsterdam, and was produced by Steve Vai.

Personnel:

  • Steve Vai– lead vocals, guitar, all instrumentation, engineering, mixing
  • Jeremy Colson– drums, percussion
  • Gregg Bissonette– percussion
  • Billy Sheehan, Bryan Beller– bass
  • Jerry Hey, Gary Grant – trumpet
  • Dan Higgins– saxophone
  • Larry Williams – saxophone
  • Bill Reichenbach, Jr., Charlie Loper – trombone
  • Stacy Ellis – background vocals
  • Metropole Orkest– orchestra
  • Chris Opperman– piano
  • Pia Vai– harp
  • Fire Vai, Laurel Fishman, Ruby Birman, Len Birman, Jeff Mallard, Michael Mesker, Thomas Nordegg – spoken vocals
  • David Kole – orchestration
  • Dick Bakker – conducting
  • Neil Citron, Paul Bliven – engineering assistance
  • Bernie Grundman– mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Vai.

  1. Building the Church
  2. Dying for Your Love
  3. Glorious
  4. K’m-Pee-Du-Wee
  5. Firewall
  6. Freak Show Exces
  7. Lotus Feet
  8. Yai Yai
  9. Midway Creatures
  10. I’m Your Secrets
  11. Under it All

 

In January 1978.

In January 1978, “ABC” label released “Street Player”, the sixth Rufus studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Dawnbreaker Recording Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Roy Halee, Chaka Khan, Tony Maiden, Kevin Murphy, Bobby Watson, David Wolinski and Richard Calhoun.

Personnel:

  • Chaka Khan– lead and background vocals
  • Tony Maiden – guitar, percussion, lead vocals, background vocals
  • Kevin Murphy– keyboards
  • Bobby Watson – bass, percussion
  • David “Hawk” Wolinski– keyboards, background vocals
  • Richard “Moon” Calhoun – drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Seawind– horns
  • Jerry Hey– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Kim Hutchcroft – saxophone, flute
  • William Reichenbach– trombone
  • Larry Williams– saxophone, flute, piccolo
  • Helen Lowe – additional background vocals
  • Everett Bryson, Jr. – percussion
  • Roy Halee, George Belle – engineers
  • Clare Fischer– string arrangements, conductor
  • Seawind, Rufus – horn arrangements
  • Brian Gardner – audio mastering

Track listing:

  1. Street Player – David Wolinski, Danny Seraphine
  2. Stay – Richard Calhoun, Chaka Khan
  3. Turn – Bobby Watson, David Wolinski
  4. Best of Your Heart – Bobby Watson, David Wolinski
  5. Finale – Bobby Watson, David Wolinski
  6. Blue Love – Richard Calhoun, David Wolinski
  7. Stranger to Love – David Wolinski
  8. Take Time – Tony Maiden
  9. Destiny – David Batteau, Richard Holland
  10. Change Your Ways – Tony Maiden, Traude Sapik

 

In January 1975.

In January 1975, “United Artists” label released “Down by the Jetty”, the debut Dr. Feelgood album. It was recorded June – November 1974, and was produced by Vic Maile.

Personnel:

  • Lee Brilleaux- lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, slide guitar
  • Wilko Johnson- guitar, piano, backing and lead vocals
  • John B. Sparks – bass
  • The Big Figure – drums
  • Bob Andrews- organ, saxophone
  • Brinsley Schwarz- saxophone
  • Dave Charles, Kingsley Ward, Pat Moran – engineers

Track listing:

All tracks by Wilko Johnson; except where noted.

  1. She Does It Right
  2. Boom Boom – John Lee Hooker
  3. The More I Give
  4. Roxette
  5. One Weekend
  6. That Ain’t the Way to Behave
  7. I Don’t Mind
  8. Twenty Yards Behind
  9. Keep It Out of Sight
  10. All Through the City
  11. Cheque Book – Mickey Jupp
  12. Oyeh! – Mick Green
  13. Bony Moronie / Tequila – Larry Williams, Danny Flores- live recording

In August 1986.

In August 1986, “Columbia” label released “Fahrenheit”, the sixth Toto studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Record One”; “Manor Studio”; “The Complex” in Los Angeles; “Bill Schnee Studios”; “The Villa” in Hollywood, and was produced by Joseph Williams, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Mike Porcaro and Jeff Porcaro .

Personnel:

  • Joseph Williams– lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Steve Lukather– guitars, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • David Paich– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Steve Porcaro– synthesizers
  • Mike Porcaro– bass guitar
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, percussion
  • David Sanborn- saxophone
  • Miles Davis- trumpet
  • Amin Bhatia– synthesizer
  • Lenny Castro, Paulinho da Costa, Steve Jordan, Jim Keltner, Joe Porcaro – percussion
  • Paulette Brown, Michael Sherwood, Tony Walters, Fergie Frederiksen, Don Henley, Michael McDonald – backing vocals
  • Jerry Hey- horn arrangements
  • Chuck Findley, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Charles Loper, Bill Reichenbach Jr., Tom Scott, Larry Williams – horns
  • Engineers: Tom Knox , Shep Lonsdale
  • Additional engineering: Dan Garcia, Murray Dvorkin, John Jessel, Julie Last, Doug Linnell, Teruo “Mu” Murakami, Jack Joseph Puig, Mike Ross and Duane Seykora
  • Technicians: Keith Albright, Brent Averill, Bob Bradshaw, Paul Jamieson, John Jessel, Art Kelm, Roger Linn, Roger Nichols, Eli Slawson
  • Mixing: Greg Ladanyi, Tom Knox
  • Production coordination: Chris Littleton
  • Art direction: Tony Lane, Nancy Donald
  • Photography: Michael Going
  • Sleeve photography: Jim Shea

Track listing:

  1. Till the End – David Paich, Joseph Williams
  2. We Can Make It Tonight – Barry Bregman, Jeff Porcaro, Joseph Williams
  3. Can’t Stand It Any Longer – David Paich
  4. Can’t Stand It Any Longer – Steve Lukather, David Paich, Joseph Williams
  5. I’ll Be Over You – Randy Goodrum, Steve Lukather
  6. Fahrenheit – David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, Joseph Williams
  7. Somewhere Tonight – Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro
  8. Could This Be Love – David Paich, Joseph Williams, Fergie Frederiksen
  9. Lea – Steve Porcaro
  10. Don’t Stop Me Now – Steve Lukather, David Paich

On August 9, 1980.

On August 9, 1980, “Qwest Records” label released “Give Me The Night”, the 18th George Benson album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Kendun Recorders” in Burbank,  and “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Quincy Jones. in 1981 Benson won “Grammy Awards” for “Best Male R&B Vocal Performance”, the track “Moody’s Mood” won “Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male” and track “Off Broadway” won “Best R&B Instrumental Performance”. Quincy Jones and Jerry Hey also won the “Grammy Award” for “Best Instrumental Arrangement” for the song “Dinorah, Dinorah”. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • George Benson– lead and backing vocals, guitar and lead guitar, scat
  • Lee Ritenour– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Louis Johnson, Abe Laboriel– bass guitar
  • John Robinson, Carlos Vega – drums
  • Paulinho Da Costa– percussion
  • Greg Phillinganes– keyboards, synthesizer, Fender Rhodes
  • Michael Boddicker– synthesizer
  • Richard Tee– synthesizer bass, electric piano, synthesizer
  • Herbie Hancock– synthesizer, Fender Rhodes
  • Clare Fischer– Yamaha CS30, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes
  • George Duke– keyboards
  • Jerry Hey– trumpet
  • Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams– saxophone, flute
  • Marty Paich– string arrangements, conductor
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster
  • Patti Austin– backing and lead vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap, Diva Gray, Jocelyn Allen, Tom Bahler– backing vocals
  • Recorded and mixed by Bruce Swedien
  • Assistant engineers – Sheridan Eldridge, Ralph Osbourne, Mark Sackett.
  • Mastered by Jim Sintetos, Kent Duncan
  • Liner notes by Quincy Jones
  • Art direction – Richard Seireeni
  • Illustration – Paul Jasmin
  • Cover photography – Norman Seeff
  • Sleeve photography – Peter Brill
  • Typography – Anderson Typographics

Track listing:

All tracks by Rod Temperton except where indicated.

  1. Love X Love
  2. Off Broadway
  3. Moody’s Mood – Eddie Jefferson, James Moody
  4. Give Me the Night
  5. What’s On Your Mind – Glen Ballard, Kerry Chater
  6. Dinorah, Dinorah – Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins
  7. Love Dance – ivan Lins, Gilson Peranzzetta, Paul Williams
  8. Star of a Story (X)
  9. Midnight Love Affair – David “Hawk” Wolinski
  10. Turn Out the Lamplight

In March 1983.

In March 1983, “Capitol” label released “Outside Inside” the sixth Tubes studio album. It was recorded in 1982, and was produced by David Foster, Prairie Prince and Stacy Baird.

Personnel:

  • Rick Anderson – bass
  • Michael Cotten – synthesizer
  • Mingo Lewis – percussion
  • Prairie Prince- drums, art direction
  • Bill Spooner- guitar, vocals
  • Roger Steen – guitar, vocals
  • Fee Waybill- vocals, mixing
  • Vince Welnick– keyboards
  • Maurice White – vocals
  • Patti Austin- background vocals
  • Bill Burks – contribution
  • Bill Champlin- background vocals
  • Martha Davis– vocals
  • Nathan East– bass
  • Chuck Finley– horn
  • David Foster– keyboards
  • Gary Grant – horn
  • Jay Graydon – horn
  • Gary Herbig – horn
  • Jerry Hey- arranger, horn
  • James Newton Howard– keyboards
  • Bobby Kimball- background vocals
  • Steve Lukather– guitar
  • George Massenburg – mixing
  • David Paich– keyboards
  • Steve Porcaro– keyboards
  • Bill Reichenbach Jr.– horn
  • Freddy Washington – guitar
  • Jim Welch – contribution
  • David Williams – bass
  • Larry Williams – horn
  • Greg Ladanyi– mixing
  • Tom Fouce – assistant engineer
  • Humberto Gatica – engineer, mixing
  • Larry Ferguson – assistant engineer
  • Jack Leahy – engineer
  • Gene Wooley – assistant engineer
  • Barbara Rooney – assistant engineer
  • Marnie Moore – assistant engineer
  • Gregg Jampol – assistant engineer
  • Howard Johnston – assistant engineer
  • Jeff Kliment – assistant engineer
  • Dennis Kirk – engineer
  • Ken Kessie – engineer
  • Stacy Baird – engineer
  • David Cole – engineer
  • Bob Bullock – assistant engineer
  • Paul Knotter – collaboration
  • Roy Kohara – art direction
  • Jim McCrary – photography

Track listing:

  1. She’s a Beauty – David Foster, Fee Waybill, Steve Lukather
  2. No Not Again – Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick
  3. Out of the Business – Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick
  4. The Monkey Time – Curtis Mayfield, Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick
  5. Glass House – Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick
  6. Wild Women of Wongo – Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick
  7. Tip of My Tongue – Maurice White, M. Snyder
  8. Fantastic Delusion – Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick
  9. Drums – Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick
  10. Theme Park – Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick
  11. Outside Lookin’ Inside – Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick