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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 June 1, 2010.

On June 1, 2010, “Heads Up” label released “Now Is the Time”, the sixth Jeff Lorber Fusion album. It was recorded in 2010, and was produced by Jeff Lorber, Bobby Colomby and Jimmy Haslip.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lorber– guitar, keyboards, synthesizer bass
  • Jimmy Haslip– bass, percussion, producer
  • Paul Jackson, Jr.– guitar
  • Larry Koonse – guitar
  • Tony Maiden – guitar
  • Lil’ John Roberts – drums
  • Vinnie Colaiuta- drums
  • Dave Weckl– drums
  • IreneB – vocals
  • Frankie Biggz– backing vocals
  • Jimmy Branly – drums, percussion
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Eric Marienthal– alto sax, tenor sax, soprano sax
  • Randy Brecker– flugelhorn
  • Steve Jankowski – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Teddy Mulet – trumpet
  • Tom Timko – flute, saxophone
  • Jens Wendelboe – trombone
  • Chris Bellman – mastering
  • Ada Rovatti – engineer
  • Allen Sides – mixing
  • Derek Jones – tracking engineer
  • Lori Stoll – photography
  • Janet Wolsborn – package design

Track listing:

  1. Rain Dance/Wanna Fly – Irene Bauza, Frankie Biggz, Jeff Lorber
  2. Moy – Bobby Colomby, Steve Dubin, Jeff Lorber
  3. Pixel – Bobby Colomby, Jimmy Haslip, Jeff Lorber
  4. Sugar Free – Irene Bauza, Frankie Biggz, Jeff Lorber
  5. Mysterious Traveller – Wayne Shorter
  6. Curtains/Before We Go – Irene Bauza, Frankie Biggz, Jeff Lorber
  7. Black Ice – Jeff Lorber
  8. Las Rosas – Bobby Colomby, Jeff Lorber
  9. Chinese Medicinal Herbs – Jeff Lorber
  10. Water Sign – Irene Bauza, Frankie Biggz, Jeff Lorber
  11. Sumatra – Jeff Lorber

On May 11, 1993.

On May 11, 1993, “Relativity” label released “Kingdom of Desire”, the eighth Toto studio album. It was recorded in 1992 at “A&M Studios”, “Skywalker Studios”, Schnee Studios”, “Devonshire Sound Studios”, “Record One”, “Rumbo Recorders”, “Castle Oak Studios”, “Track Record”, “Mad Hatter Studios”, “Pacifique Recording Studios”, “Enterprise Studios” and “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Danny Kortchmar, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Mike Porcaro and Jeff Porcaro.

Personnel:

  • Steve Lukather– lead and backing vocals, guitars
  • David Paich– piano, organ, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Mike Porcaro– bass guitar
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, percussion
  • Steve Porcaro– synthesizers
  • John Jessel – synthesizer programming
  • J. Vanston– synthesizer
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Jim Keltner– percussion
  • Chris Trujillo – percussion
  • Joe Porcaro– percussion
  • Gary Herbig – saxophone
  • Don Menza– saxophone
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet
  • John Elefante– backing vocals
  • Alex Brown – backing vocals
  • Phillip Ingram– backing vocals
  • Angel Rogers – backing vocals
  • Fred White – backing vocals
  • Steve George– backing vocals
  • Richard Page– backing vocals
  • Bobby Womack– backing vocals
  • John Fogerty– backing vocals
  • Kevin Dorsey – backing vocals
  • Arnold McCuller– backing vocals
  • Billy Sherwood– backing vocals
  • Stan Lynch– backing vocals
  • Jenny Douglas-McRae – backing vocals
  • Jackie McGhee – backing vocals
  • Phil Perry– backing vocals
  • Jess Sutcliffe – production coordination, engineer
  • Niko Bolas, John Jessel, Greg Ladanyi – engineer
  • Anas Allaf, Mike Arvold, Shawn Berman, Kyle Bess, Ken Deranteriasian, Bob Edwards, Jeff Graham, Rob Jaczko, Dick Kaneshiro, Fred Kelly Jr., Ed Korengo, Keith Kresge, Tim Larber, Randy Long, Jeff Lorenzen, Rick Plant, Chris Rich, Rail Rogut, Thom Russo, Darian Sahanaja, M.T. Silva, Mick Stern, Bart Stevens, Randy Wine – recording engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig- mastering
  • Nancy Donald – art direction
  • Rick Patrick – illustration, logo design
  • Dennis Keeley – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Lukather, David Paich, Mike Porcaro and Jeff Porcaro, except where noted.

  1. Gypsy Train
  2. Don’t Chain My Heart
  3. Never Enough – Steve Lukather, David Paich, Mike Porcaro, Jeff Porcaro, Fee Waybill
  4. How Many Times
  5. 2 Hearts
  6. Wing of Time
  7. She Knows the Devil
  8. The Other Side – David Paich, Billy Sherwood, Rory Kaplan
  9. Only You
  10. Kick Down the Walls – Danny Kortchmar, Stan Lynch
  11. Kingdom of Desire – Danny Kortchmar
  12. Jake to the Bone

On April 3, 2007.

On April 3, 2007, “Blue Note” label released “He Had a Hat”, the twelve Jeff Lorber album. It was recorded 2006 – 2007 and was produced by Bobby Colomby.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lorber– piano, keyboards
  • Eric Benet– vocals
  • Paula Cole– vocals
  • Hubert Laws– flute
  • Gerald Albright – alto saxophone
  • Bob Sheppard– tenor saxophone
  • Kirk Whalum– tenor saxophone
  • Ada Rovatti– tenor saxophone
  • Tom Timko– tenor saxophone
  • Blood, Sweat & Tears– horns
  • Steve Jankowski– trumpet
  • Hernan Mulet– trumpet
  • Jens Wendelboe– bass and tenor trombone
  • The Lair Studio Brass Ensemble
  • The Krim Symphonic Orchestra– Orchestrated by Jeremy Lubbock
  • Chris Botti– trumpet
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet, horn arrangement
  • Jacques Voyemant– trombone
  • Tom Scott– horns, horn arrangement
  • Paul Jackson Jr.– guitar
  • Paul Brown– guitar
  • Russell Malone– guitar
  • Brian Bromberg– bass
  • Alex Al– bass
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Abe Laboriel Jr.– drums
  • Dave Weckl– drums
  • Vinnie Colaiuta– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Lorber, except where noted.

  1. Anthem For a New America
  2. He Had a Hat
  3. Grandma’s Hands  – Bill Withers
  4. Surreptitious
  5. All Most Blues
  6. Orchid
  7. BC Bop
  8. The Other Side of the Heart
  9. Hudson
  10. Super Fusion Unit
  11. Eye Tunes
  12. Requiem For Gandalf
  13. Burn Brightly
  14. Deep Night – bonus track

On February 15, 2005.

On February 15, 2005, “Narada” label released “Flipside”, the twelfth Jeff Lorber studio album. It was recorded in 2004, and was produced by Jeff Lorber and Steve Dubin.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lorber – Fender Rhodes, guitar, keyboards, piano, Wah Wah guitar, Wurlitzer
  • Steve Dubin – bass, drum programming
  • Eric Wall – guitar
  • Robbie Nevil – guitar
  • Andrea Martin – background vocals
  • Paul Jackson, Jr. – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Nelson Jackson – horn, keyboards, synthesizer bass
  • Gary Meek – flute, soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Alex Al – bass
  • John Roberts – drums
  • Lenny Castro – percussion, congas
  • Ron King – trumpet
  • David Mann – saxophones, horn arrangements
  • Victor Lawrence – cello
  • Connie Cage – design

Track listing:

  1. Ooh la La
  2. Everybody Knows That
  3. By My Side
  4. Flipside
  5. Santa Monica Triangle
  6. Sun Ra
  7. Angel in Paris
  8. Bombay café
  9. Tune 88
  10. Enchanted Way

On January 28, 1997.

On January 28, 1997, “Hip-O” label released “In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy”, album by Pat Boone. It was recorded in 1996, at “Ocean Way Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Michael Lloyd and Jeffrey Weber.

Personnel:

  • Pat Boone, Ronnie James Dio, Clydene Jackson Edwards, Merry Clayton, Carmen Twillie- vocals
  • Ritchie Blackmore, Mitch Holder, Dawayne Bailey, Dweezil Zappa, Dan Ferguson, Michael Thompson- electric guitar
  • Doug Cameron, Bruce Dukov, Michelle Richards – violin
  • Evan Wilson – viola
  • Larry Corbett – cello
  • Tom Scott, Gary Herbig, Don Menza, Pete Christlieb, Terry Harrington, Plas Johnson, Jeol Peskin – woodwinds
  • Frank Szabo, Chuck Findley, Wayne Bergeron, Rick Baptist, Chris Tedesco – trumpet
  • Dick “Slide” Hyde, Lew McCreary, Alan Kaplan, Bruce Otto, Dana Hughes – trombone
  • Dave Siebels – organ, keyboards
  • Andy Simpkins- acoustic bass
  • Marco Mendoza- electric bass
  • Gregg Bissonette- drums
  • Lenny Castro – percussion
  • Sheila E.- timbales

Track listing:

  1. You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ – original by Judas Priest
  2. Smoke on the Water – original by Deep Purple
  3. It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll) – original by AC/DC
  4. Panama – original by Van Halen
  5. No More Mr. Nice Guy – original by Alice Cooper
  6. Love Hurts – original by Everly Brothers, composed by Boudleaux Bryant
  7. Enter Sandman – original by Metallica
  8. Holy Diver – original by Dio
  9. Paradise City – original by Guns N’ Roses
  10. The Wind Cries Mary – original by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  11. Crazy Train – original by Ozzy Osbourne
  12. Stairway to Heaven – original by Led Zeppelin

On October 15, 2013.

On October 15, 2013, “American” label released “Magpie and the Dandelion”, the eighth Avett Brothers studio album. It was recorded in 2013, at “Echo Mountain Recording” in Asheville, NC, “Shangri-La Studios” in Malibu, CA, “Lock Stock Studio” in Venice, CA and was produced by Rick Rubin.

Personnel:

  • Scott Yancey Avett- lead and backing vocals, banjo, piano, acoustic guitar
  • Timothy Seth Avett– lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, Piano, organ, celeste
  • Bob Crawford – lead and backing vocals, upright and electric bass
  • Joseph Kwon – cello
  • Jacob Edwards – drums
  • Chad Smith- drums
  • Steven Nistor- drums
  • Lenny Castro – percussion
  • Benmont Tench- organ
  • Love– harmonica
  • Tania Elizabeth- fiddle
  • The Haas Family, Jim Avett, Sarah Avett, Susan Kay Avett, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Aaron “Woody” Wood, Mary Ellen Bush, Jacob Edwards, Stephanie Mirabelli, Charlotte Webb, Hattie Webb – final vocals for Morning Song
  • Ryan Hewitt- engineer, mixing
  • Dave Collins – mastering
  • Justin Glanville – engineer
  • Jordan Silva, Jon Ashley, Julian Dreyer, Evan Bradford, Evan Hill – recording assistants
  • Darren Heelis, Buckley Miller, Craig Welsh, Tucker Martine – additional engineering

Track listing:

  1. Open-Ended Life
  2. Morning Song
  3. Never Been Alive
  4. Another is Waiting
  5. Bring Your Love To Me
  6. Good to You
  7. Part from Me
  8. Skin and Bones
  9. Souls Like the Wheels (live)
  10. Vanity
  11. The Clearness Is Gone

On September 28, 1993.

On September 28, 1993, “Full Moon” label released “River of Souls”, the thirteenth Dan Fogelberg album. It was recorded in 1993, at “Mountain Bird Studios” in Boulder, CO, “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, CA, and was produced by Dan Fogelberg.

Personnel:

  • Dan Fogelberg – vocals, acoustic, rhythm and classical guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, synth steel drum, horn arrangement, electric guitar, percussion, acoustic piano, mandolin, Hammond B3 organ, drum programming, cymbal, cowbell, sampling,synth flute, strings
  • Alex Acuña– congas, udu, shaker, triangle, woodblock
  • Maxine Anderson – backing vocals
  • Bill Bergman – saxophone, horn arrangement
  • Mike Botts– drums, shaker, bass drum, hi-hat, cymbal
  • Pam Boulding – hammered dulcimer
  • Philip Boulding – pennywhistle, Celtic harp
  • David Campbell– orchestra and string arrangement , conductor
  • Lenny Castro – congas, shaker, timbales
  • Gene Elders – fiddle
  • Dennis Farias – trumpet
  • Mike Finnigan– Hammond B3 organ
  • Daniel Fornero – trumpet
  • Bob Glaub– bass guitar
  • Michael Hanna – keyboards
  • Larry Klein– fretless bass, bass guitar
  • Ronald Kunene – backing vocals
  • Russ Kunkel– drums, cymbal
  • Stephen “Doc” Kupka– baritone saxophone
  • Abner Mariri – backing vocals
  • Robert McEntree – electric guitar
  • Vince Melamed– synth marimba
  • Lebohang Morake – backing vocals
  • Bill Payne– acoustic piano
  • Mike Porcaro– bass guitar
  • Josef Powell – backing vocals
  • Carlos Vega – drums
  • Julia Tillman Waters – backing vocals
  • Oren Waters– backing vocals
  • Maxine Willard Waters – backing vocals
  • Remington Buckaroo Boone – executive producer
  • Dan Fogelberg, Marty Lewis, Dave Reynolds, Elliot Scheiner, James Tuttle – engineer
  • Neal Avron, Anastasia Fogelberg, Dave Glover, Mike Kloster, Kevin Nimmo – assistant engineer
  • Elliot Scheiner at – mixing
  • Tom Winslow – mixing assistant
  • Denny Purcell – mastering
  • John Kosh, Brian Wittman – art direction, design
  • Henry Diltz – photography

All tracks by Dan Fogelberg.

  1. Magic Every Moment
  2. All There Is
  3. The Minstrel
  4. Faces of America
  5. Holy Road
  6. Serengeti Moon
  7. Higher Ground
  8. A Love Like This
  9. River of Souls
  10. A Voice for Peace

On May 8, 2006.

On May 8, 2006, “Island” label released “Every Man for Himself”, the third   Hoobastank studio album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, at “Bay 7 Studios” in Valley Village, “NRG Recording Studios” in Hollywood, “Sparky Dark Studio” in Calabasas, California, and was produced by Howard Benson.

Personnel:

  • Doug Robb – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, bass
  • Daniel Estrin – lead guitar, bass
  • Chris Hesse – drums, percussion
  • Dale Dye- drill sergeant
  • Chris Chaney– bass
  • Paul Bushnell – bass
  • Howard Benson – keyboard, programming
  • Lenny Castro – percussion
  • Deborah Lurie – string arrangements
  • Casey Stone – strings
  • The Heart Attack Horns – horns
  • Frank Marocco- accordion

Track listing:

All tracks by Daniel Estrin and Doug Robb.

  1. The Rules
  2. Born to Lead
  3. Moving Forward
  4. Inside of You
  5. The First of Me
  6. Good Enough
  7. If I Were You
  8. Without a Fight
  9. Don’t Tell Me
  10. Look Where We Are
  11. Say the Same
  12. If Only
  13. More Than a Memory

In December 1979.

In December 1979, “Warner Bros” label released the self-titled, debut Christopher Cross album. It was recorded in July 1979, at “Warner Bros Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Michael Omartian. The album was certified Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 5 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Christopher Cross – lead and backing vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, arrangements
  • Larry Carlton– guitar solo
  • Valerie Carter– lead and background vocals
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Assa Drori – concertmaster
  • Victor Feldman– vibraphone, percussion
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Jay Graydon– guitar solo
  • Jim Horn– saxophone
  • Eric Johnson– guitar solo
  • Jackie Kelso– saxophone
  • Nicolette Larson, Myrna Matthews, Marty McCall, Michael McDonald, Don HenleyStormie Omartian, D. Souther– background vocals
  • Lew McCreary – trombone
  • Rob Meurer – arrangements, synthesizer, electric piano, celesta, acoustic piano, organ
  • Michael Omartian– arrangements, acoustic piano, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Tomás Ramírez – saxophone
  • Don Roberts – saxophone
  • Andy Salmon – bass
  • Tommy Taylor – drums
  • Michael Osttin – assistant producer
  • Chet Himes – engineer, mixing
  • Stuart Gitlin – second engineer
  • Bobby Hata – mastering
  • Danny Henderson, James Flournoy Holmes –artwork
  • James Flournoy Holmes, Wonder Graphics – design
  • Jim Newhouse – flamingo concept

Track listing:

All tracks by Christopher Cross.

  1. Say You’ll Be Mine
  2. I Really Don’t Know Anymore
  3. Spinning
  4. Never Be the Same
  5. Poor Shirley
  6. Ride Like the Wind
  7. The Light Is On
  8. Sailing
  9. Minstrel Gigolo