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On September 24, 2002.

On September 24, 2002, “Lost Highway Records” label released “Demolition”, the third Ryan Adams studio album. It was recorded in 2002, and was produced by Ryan Adams, Michael Blair, Frank Callari, David Domanich, Ethan Johns and Luke Lewis.

Personnel:

  • Ryan Adams – vocals, guitars, harmonica, bass, piano, synthesizer, drum machine
  • Bucky Baxter– guitar, pedal steel guitar, background vocals
  • Mikael Nord Andersson – dobro
  • Michael Blair – djembe heartbeat
  • Sheldon Gomberg – bass
  • Svante Henryson– cello
  • Ethan Johns– drums, background vocals, electric guitar, ukulele, bass
  • John Paul Keith, David Rawlings– guitar
  • Greg Leisz– steel guitar, dobro
  • Billy Mercer – bass
  • Brad Pemberton – drums
  • Julianna Raye – background vocals
  • Brad Rice – electric guitar
  • Chris Stills– background vocals, 12-String acoustic guitar, B3
  • Gillian Welch– background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Ryan Adams, except where noted.

  1. Nuclear
  2. Hallelujah
  3. You Will Always Be the Same
  4. Desire
  5. Cry on Demand
  6. Starting to Hurt
  7. She Wants to Play Hearts
  8. Tennessee Sucks
  9. Dear Chicago
  10. Gimme a Sign
  11. Tomorrow

On April 10, 2001.

On April 10, 2001, “Deutsche Grammophon” label released “For the Stars”, album by Anne Sofie von Otter. It was recorded September 2000-January 2001, and was produced by Elvis Costello.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Costello – vocals, baritone guitar, Lowrey organ, bass
  • Anne Sofie Von Otter – vocals
  • Bengt Forsberg – piano, Hammond B-3 organ
  • Michael Blair – vibraphone, bass drum, percussion
  • Bebe Risenfors – clarinet, tenor saxophone, accordion
  • Svante Henryson – celtar, cello, upright bass
  • Mats Schubert – piano, harmonium, Moog bass
  • Steve Nieve- piano, celeste, organ

Track listing:

  1. No Wonder – Elvis Costello
  2. Baby Plays Around – Cait O’Riordan, Declan MacManus
  3. Go Leave – Kate McGarrigle
  4. Rope – Elvis Costello, Fleshquartet
  5. Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) – Brian Wilson, Tony Asher
  6. Broken Bicycles/Junk – Tom Waits, Paul McCartney
  7. The Other Woman – Jessie Mae Robinson
  8. Like an Angel Passing Through My Room – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
  9. Green Song – Elvis Costello, Svante Henryson
  10. April After All – Ron Sexsmith
  11. You Still Believe in Me – Brian Wilson, Tony Asher
  12. I Want to Vanish – Elvis Costello
  13. For No One – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  14. Shamed Into Love – Declan MacManus, Rubén Blades
  15. Just a Curio – Elvis Costello, Flesh Quartet
  16. This House Is Empty Now – Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello
  17. Take It With Me – Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits
  18. For the Stars – Elvis Costello

 

On September 25, 1990.

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On September 25, 1990, “Sire” label released “All Shook Down”, the seventh and final Replacements studio album. It was recorded in 1990, and was produced by Scott Litt.

Personnel:

  1. Paul Westerberg− vocals, guitar, piano
  2. Slim Dunlap– guitar
  3. Tommy Stinson− bass guitar, background vocals
  4. Chris Mars– drums
  5. John Cale− viola
  6. Benmont Tench- piano and organ
  7. Charley Drayton- drums
  8. Johnette Napolitano– vocals
  9. Mauro Majellan – drums
  10. Michael Blair – drums
  11. Steve Berlin- saxophone, ocarina
  12. Terry Reid- backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Westerberg except where noted.

  1. Merry Go Round
  2. One Wink at a Time
  3. Nobody
  4. Bent Out of Shape
  5. Sadly Beautiful
  6. Someone Take the Wheel
  7. When It Began
  8. All Shook Down
  9. Attitude
  10. Happy Town
  11. Torture
  12. My Little Problem
  13. The Last

On April 10, 1991.

Days_of_Open_Hand

On April 10, 1991, “A&M” label released “Days of Open Hand”, the third Suzanne Vega album. It was recorded in 1990, at “Skyline Studios”, “RPM Studios” and “The Living Room”, and was produced by Anton Sanko and Suzanne Vega. The album won “Grammy Award for Best Recording Package” in 1991.

Personnel:

  • Suzanne Vega– vocal, acoustic guitar, background vocals, Fairlight, hand claps
  • Michael Visceglia – five-string bass, fretless bass
  • Marc Shulman – electric guitar, tiple, electric 12-string guitar, E-Bow guitar, bouzouki
  • Anton Sanko – Hammond C3, Akai S1000, Sequential Circuits Prophet VS, Fairlight CMI percussion programming on 3 11, Voyetra Eight on 5 11, Fairlight,  DX7II, string arrangements, classical guitar, tiple, harmonium, electric guitar
  • Frank Vilardi – drums, rims, brushes, Akai S-1000, shaker, percussion, floor tom, snare drum, cymbal, Blastics
  • Michael Blair – metal percussion, tambourine, wood percussion,  shaker,  orchestral bass drum, Chinese drum, hand drum
  • John Linnell– accordion
  • Shawn Colvin– background vocals
  • Sandra Park – 1st violin
  • Hae-Young Ham – violin
  • Rebecca Young Schatz – viola
  • Maria Kitsoupolos – cello
  • Erik Sanko– fretless bass
  • Hearn Gadbois – dumbek
  • Glen Velez– frame drum
  • Richard Horowitz– ney
  • Percy Jones– fretless bass
  • Philip Glass– string arrangement
  • Tim Baker – violin
  • Barry Finclair – violin
  • Fred Zlotkin – cello
  • Al Brown – viola

Track listing:

All tracks by Suzanne Vega except where noted.

  1. Tired of Sleeping
  2. Men in a War
  3. Rusted Pipe – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  4. Book of Dreams – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  5. Institution Green – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  6. Those Whole Girls (Run in Grace)
  7. Room off the Street – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  8. Big Space – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  9. Predictions
  10. Fifty-Fifty Chance
  11. Pilgrimage – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko

On February 21, 1986.

King of America

On February 21, 1986, “F-Beat” label released “King of America”, the tenth Elvis Costello studio album. “King of America” was recorded in 1985 and 1986, at “Ocean Way” and “Sunset Sound & Sound Factory Studio”, and was produced by J. Henry (T-Bone) Burnett and Declan MacManus.
Personnel:

  • Elvis Costello – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, lead vocal
  • T-Bone Burnett- guitars, backing vocals
  • Mitchell Froom– Hammond organ, harpsichord, organ, doctored piano
  • Tom “T-Bone” Wolk– electric guitar, piano accordion, electric bass
  • Jerry Scheff– string bass, electric bass
  • Mickey Curry– brushes, drums, sticks
  • Michael Blair –marimba
  • James Burton– electric guitar, Dobro, acoustic guitar
  • Tom Canning– piano
  • Ralph Carney- saxophone
  • Jim Keltner– sticks, drums, brushes
  • Earl Palmer– brushes, drums
  • Ron Tutt– brushes, drums
  • Ray Brown– double bass
  • David Hidalgo– harmony vocal
  • Jo-El Sonnier– French accordion
  • Steve Nieve– piano, Hammond organ
  • Bruce Thomas– electric bass
  • Pete Thomas– sticks, drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Declan MacManus except where noted.

  1. Brilliant Mistake
  2. Lovable – Declan MacManus and Cait O’Riordan
  3. Our Little Angel
  4. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus and Gloria Caldwell
  5. Glitter Gulch
  6. Indoor Fireworks
  7. Little Palaces
  8. I’ll Wear It Proudly
  9. American Without Tears
  10. Eisenhower Blues – B. Lenoir
  11. Poisoned Rose
  12. The Big Light
  13. Jack of All Parades
  14. Suit of Lights
  15. Sleep of the Just

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

On January 14, 1992.

Magic_and_Loss

On January 14, 1992, Sire” label released “Magic and Loss”, the sixteenth Lou Reed album.  It was recorded in April 1991, at the “Magic Shop” in New York, and was produced by Lou Reed and Mike Rathke.

Personnel:

  • Lou Reed- vocals, acoustic & electric guitar
  • Mike Rathke – guitar
  • Rob Wasserman- bass
  • Michael Blair – drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Roger Moutenot – background vocals
  • Little Jimmy Scott- background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed, except where noted.

  1. Dorita – The Spirit
  2. What’s Good – The Thesis
  3. Power and Glory – The Situation – Lou Reed, Mike Rathke
  4. Magician – Internally
  5. Sword of Damocles- Externally
  6. Goodby Mass – In a Chapel Bodily Termination
  7. Cremation – Ashes to Ashes
  8. Dreamin’ – Escape – Lou Reed, Mike Rathke
  9. No Chance – Regret
  10. Warrior King – Revenge
  11. Harry’s Circumcision – Reverie Gone Astray
  12. Gassed and Stoked – Loss – Lou Reed, Mike Rathke
  13. Power and Glory, Part II – Magic – Transformation – Lou Reed, Mike Rathke
  14. Magic and Loss – The Summation – Lou Reed, Mike Rathke

On September 30, 1985.

Rain Dogs

On September 30, 1985, “Island Records” released “Rain Dogs” , the eighth Tom Waits album. The middle album of the trilogy that includes “Swordfishtrombones” and “Franks Wild Years”, was recorded at the “RCA Studios” and was produced by Tom Waits. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Rain Dogs” at  number 397 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel

  • Tom Waits– vocals , guitar, organ, piano ,pump organ, harmonium, banjo
  • Michael Blair – percussion, marimba, drums, congas, bowed saw, parade drum
  • Stephen Hodges– drums , parade drum
  • Larry Taylor– double bass , bass
  • Marc Ribot– guitar
  • “Hollywood” Paul Litteral – trumpet
  • Bobby Previte– percussion, marimba
  • William Schimmel– accordion
  • Bob Funk – trombone
  • Ralph Carney– baritone saxophone, saxophone, clarinet
  • Greg Cohen– double bass
  • Chris Spedding– guitar
  • Tony Garnier– double bass
  • Keith Richards– guitar, backing vocals
  • Robert Musso – banjo
  • Arno Hecht – tenor saxophone
  • Crispin Cioe – saxophone
  • Robert Quine– guitar
  • Ross Levinson – violin
  • John Lurie– alto saxophone
  • Smith– guitar
  • Mickey Curry– drums
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • Robby Kilgore – organ

Track listing

All tracks by Tom Waits except where noted.

  1. Singapore
  2. Clap Hands
  3. Cemetery Polka
  4. Jockey Full of Bourbon
  5. Tango Till They’re Sore
  6. Big Black Mariah
  7. Diamonds & Gold
  8. Hang Down Your Head – Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits
  9. Time
  10. Rain Dogs
  11. Midtown
  12. 9th& Hennepin
  13. Gun Street Girl
  14. Union Square
  15. Blind Love
  16. Walking Spanish
  17. Downtown Train
  18. Bride of Rain Dog
  19. Anywhere I Lay My Head