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In November 1976.

In November 1976, “Asylum” label released “The Pretender”, the fourth Jackson Browne studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “The Sound Factory” in Hollywood, and was produced by Jon Landau. The album was ranked at number 391 on “Rolling Stone” magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Jackson Browne– vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, photography
  • John Hall, Albert Lee, Fred Tackett, Waddy Wachtel– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Luis Damian – acoustic guitar, harmony vocals
  • Lowell George– slide guitar, harmony vocals
  • Roberto Gutierrez – guitarron, violin, backing vocals
  • David Lindley– fiddle, lap steel guitar
  • Roy Bittan, Craig Doerge, Bill Payne, Michael Utley– keyboards
  • Bob Glaub, Chuck Rainey, Leland Sklar– bass
  • Jim Gordon, Russ Kunkel, Jeff Porcaro– drums
  • Gary Coleman – percussion
  • Arthur Gerst – harp, backing vocals, musical arrangements
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet
  • Richard Hyde– trombone
  • Jim Horn, Quitman Dennis – saxophones
  • Rosemary Butler, David Crosby, Don Henley, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, D. Souther– harmony vocals
  • John Haeny, Mark Howlett, Greg Ladanyi – engineers
  • Paul Black – assistant engineer
  • Val Garay, Greg Ladanyi – mixing
  • Dennis Kirk – mixing assistant
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • John Haeny – recorder
  • David Campbell, Arthur Gerst, Jim Horn – arrangers
  • David Campbell – string arrangements
  • Paul Black, Dennis Kirk – assistants
  • Gary Burden – art direction, design
  • Howard Burke – photography
  • Tom Kelley – cover photography
  • Jon Landau – notes editing

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackson Browne except where noted.

  1. The Fuse
  2. Your Bright Baby Blues
  3. Linda Paloma
  4. Here Come Those Tears Again – Jackson Browne, Nancy Farnsworth
  5. The Only Child
  6. Daddy’s Tune
  7. Sleep’s Dark and Silent Gate
  8. The Pretender

 

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In September 1974.

In September 1974, “Asylum” label released “No Other”, the fourth Gene Clark studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Thomas Jefferson Kaye.

Personnel:

  • Gene Clark – guitar, vocals
  • Chris Hillman- mandolin
  • Jesse Ed Davis- guitar
  • Stephen Bruton- guitar
  • Bill Cuomo – organ
  • Craig Doerge- keyboards
  • Howard “Buzz” Feiten- guitar
  • Danny Kortchmar- guitar
  • Russ Kunkel- drums
  • Joe Lala- percussion
  • Ted Machell – cello
  • Jerry McGee – guitar
  • Lee Sklar- bass
  • Butch Trucks- drums
  • Michael Utley- keyboards
  • Richard Greene, Beryl Marriott – violin
  • Sherlie Matthews, Cindy Bullens, Ronnie Barron, Clydie King, Claudia Lennear, Venetta Fields, Timothy B. Schmit, Carlena Williams – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gene Clark, except where noted.

  1. Life’s Greatest Fool
  2. Silver Raven
  3. No Other
  4. Strength of Strings
  5. From a Silver Phial
  6. Some Misunderstanding
  7. The True One
  8. Lady of the North – Gene Clark, Doug Dillard

 

On February 7, 1989.

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On February 7, 1989, “Virgin” label released posthumously “Mystery Girl”, the last album recorded by Roy Orbison. It was recorded October – November 1988, and was produced by Roy Orbison, Mike Campbell, Jeff Lynne, T Bone Burnett, Barbara Orbison and  Bono. On December 6, 1988, Orbison died from a heart attack aged 52.

Personnel:

  • Roy Orbison– vocals, backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jeff Lynne– electric and acoustic guitar, keyboards, piano, bass, backing vocals
  • Tom Petty– acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Mike Campbell– electric and acoustic guitar, bass, mandolin
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Howie Epstein– bass, backing vocals
  • Benmont Tench– piano, organ, cheap strings
  • Phil Jones – drums, percussion
  • Michael Utley– string arrangements
  • Barbara Orbison– backing vocals
  • Al Kooper– organ
  • Billy Burnette– acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Rick Vito– electric and slide guitar, backing vocals
  • Tom “T-Bone” Wolk– bass
  • Buell Neidlinger– arco bass
  • Mickey Curry– drums
  • George Harrison– acoustic guitar
  • Ray Cooper– drums
  • Louis Clark– strings arrangements
  • Ian Wallace– drums, percussion
  • Bono– electric guitar
  • David Rhodes– electric guitar
  • T Bone Burnett– electric guitar
  • Mitchell Froom– piano
  • Jerry Scheff– string bass
  • David Miner– string bass
  • Gary Coleman – percussion
  • Steve Cropper– electric guitar

Track listing:

  1. You Got It – Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty
  2. In the Real World – Richard Kerr, Will Jennings
  3. (All I Can Do Is) Dream You – Billy Burnette, David Malloy
  4. A Love So Beautiful – Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne
  5. California Blue – Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty
  6. She’s a Mystery to Me – Bono, The Edge
  7. The Comedians – Elvis Costello
  8. The Only One – Wesley Orbison, Craig Wiselman
  9. Windsurfer – Roy Orbison, Bill Dees
  10. Careless Heart – Roy Orbison, Diane Warren, Albert Hammond