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On November 8, 1993.

On November 8, 1993, “Mushroom Records” label released “Freedom”, the third  Yothu Yindi album. It was recorded in 1993, and was produced by Ian Faith and Bill Laswell.

Personnel:

  • Mandawuy Yunupingu – vocals, guitar
  • Witiyana Marika – vocals, clapsticks, dance
  • Makuma Yunupingu – didgeridoo, vocals, clapsticks
  • Stuart Kellaway – bass guitar
  • Mangatjay Yunupingu – dance
  • Banula Marika – vocals, dance
  • Bunimbirr Marika – didgeridoo
  • Cal Williams – guitar
  • Natalie Gillespie – vocals
  • Galarrwuy Yunupingu – vocals, clapsticks
  • Milkayngu Mununggurr: – didgeridoo
  • Gurrumul Yunupingu – guitar, vocals, keyboards
  • Jodie Cockatoo – vocals
  • Ian Faith – guitars
  • Mark Ovenden – keys, programming
  • Bill Laswell – bass
  • Nicky Skopelitis – 6 and 12-string guitar
  • Bernie Worrell – organ
  • Terepai Richmond – drums
  • Daniel Watson – percussion
  • Allen Murphy – drums
  • Andrew Belletty – drums

 Track listing:

  1. Timeless Land – Mandawuy Yunupingu, Witiyana Marika, Stuart Kellaway, D. Bridie
  2. World of Innocence – Mandawuy Yunupingu, Stuart Kellaway, Ian Faith
  3. Freedom – Mandawuy Yunupingu
  4. Baywara – Mandawuy Yunupingu, Stuart Kellaway
  5. Ngerrk – traditional, arranged by Galarrwuy Yunupingu
  6. Back to Culture – Mandawuy Yunupingu, Stuart Kellaway, Ian Faith
  7. World Turning – Mandawuy Yunupingu, Witiyana Marika, Ian Faith
  8. Mabo – Mandawuy Yunupingu, Galarrwuy Yunupingu, Stuart Kellaway, Gurrumul Yunupingu
  9. Milika – traditional, arranged by Witiuana Marika
  10. Danggultji – traditional, arranged by Witiyana Marika, Banula Marika
  11. Gunitjpirr Man – Mandawuy Yunupingu
  12. Yolngu Boy – Mandawuy Yunupingu
  13. Dots on the Shells – Mandawuy Yunupingu, Neil Finn
  14. Our Generation – Mandawuy Yunupingu, Stuart Kellaway, A. Farris
  15. Gany’tjurr – traditional, arranged by Galarrwuy Yunupingu
  16. Gapu – (tidal mix) – traditional, arranged by Galarrwuy Yunupingu

 

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On September 17, 1991.

On September 17, 1991, “Restless” label released “Drunk with Passion”, the fifth Golden Palominos album. It was recorded in 1991, at “Greenpoint Studios” in Brooklyn, New York, and was produced by Anton Fier.

Personnel:

  • Anton Fier– drums, percussion, keyboards
  • Carla Bley– Hammond organ
  • Aïyb Dieng– percussion
  • Robert Kidney – vocals, guitar
  • Amanda Kramer– vocals, keyboards
  • Bill Laswell– bass guitar
  • Bob Mould– vocals, guitar
  • Nicky Skopelitis– acoustic and electric guitar, Dobro guitar
  • Michael Stipe– vocals
  • Richard Thompson– guitar
  • Oz Fritz – recording
  • Tom Mark – recording
  • Steve McLoughlin – recording
  • Robert Musso– recording
  • Wes Naprstek – recording
  • Billy Youdelman – recording
  • Mike Krowiak – mixing, recording
  • David Cook – mixing, recording
  • Jeff Lippay – mixing\
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • John Yates – mixing
  • Vaughan Oliver – illustrations, design
  • Chris Bigg – illustrations, design

Track listing:

  1. Alive and Living Now – Anton Fier, Michael Stipe, Nicky Skopelitis
  2. The Haunting – Amanda Kramer
  3. When the Kingdom Comes – Amanda Kramer, Anton Fier, Nicky Skopelitis
  4. A Sign – Amanda Kramer, Anton Fier, Nicky Skopelitis
  5. Thunder Cries – Amanda Kramer, Anton Fier, Nicky Skopelitis
  6. Hands of Heaven – Amanda Kramer, Anton Fier, Nicky Skopelitis
  7. Dying From the Inside Out – Anton Fier, Bob Mould, Nicky Skopelitis
  8. Begin to Return – Robert Kidney

 

On January 6 , 1986.

On January 6, 1986, “Celluloid” label released “Horses & Trees”, the fourth Ginger Baker album. It was recorded September – November 1985, and was produced by Bill Laswell.

Personnel:

  • Ginger Baker – drums, percussion, tympani, gong, congas, maracas
  • Nicky Skopelitis- guitars
  • Bill Laswell- bass guitars, slide guitar
  • Bernie Worrell- organ, keyboards
  • Robert Musso- piano, organ
  • Lakshminarayana Shankar- violin
  • Daniel Ponce – percussion, bata, bells
  • Foday Musa Suso- percussion, kalimba, dousongonni, nyanyer, kora
  • Naná Vasconcelos– voice, drums, berimbau, cuica, shaker
  • Grandmixer D.ST- turntable
  • Aïyb Dieng- drums, percussion, chatan, bells

Track listing:

  1. Interlock – Bill Laswell, Daniel Ponce, Nicky Skopelitis, Foday Musa Suso
  2. Dust To Dust – Ginger Baker
  3. Satou – Aïyb Dieng, Bill Laswell, Foday Musa Suso
  4. Uncut – Ginger Baker, Bill Laswell, Daniel Ponce, Nicky Skopelitis, Foday Musa Suso
  5. Mountain Time – Ginger Baker, Aïyb Dieng
  6. Makuta – Ginger Baker, Aïyb Dieng, Bill Laswell, Foday Musa Suso

In November 1999.

On November 30, 1999, “ION” label released “Permutation”, the tenth Bill Laswell album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Orange Music” in West Orange, New Jersey, and was produced by Bill Laswell.

Personnel:

  • Bill Laswell– bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, effects, drum programming, musical arrangements
  • Hassan Ibn Ali – sampler
  • Lance Carter– drums
  • Helios Creed– sampler
  • Nicky Skopelitis– guitar
  • Michael Fossenkemper – mastering
  • Robert Musso– engineering, programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Laswell.

  1. Encoded
  2. Acid Test
  3. Coma
  4. Perimeter
  5. Escape Clause
  6. Iron Black
  7. Scatter
  8. Enhanced

In August 1983.

In August 1983, “Columbia” label released “Future Shock”, the thirty-fifth Herbie Hancock album. It was recorded in 1983, at “OAO Studios” and “RPM Studios” in New York City, “Garage Sale Recording” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Herbie Hancock and material. The album’s cover art was derived from a work by David Em. In 1984, Herbie Hancock won “Grammy” award for best R&B performance. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Hancock– piano, synthesizer, Fairlight CMI, keyboards
  • Bill Laswell– electric bass
  • S.T.– turntables, “FX”
  • Pete Cosey– electric guitar
  • Michael Beinhorn– keyboards
  • Daniel Poncé – percussion
  • Sly Dunbar– drums, percussion
  • Dwight Jackson Jr. – lead vocals
  • Lamar Wright – lead vocals
  • Bernard Fowler, S.T., Roger Trilling, Nicky Skopelitis– backing vocals
  • Dominick Maita – engineer
  • Martin Bisi – engineer
  • Dave Jerden – mix
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Herbie Hancock, Michael James Beinhorn and Bill O. Laswell, except where noted.

  1. Rockit
  2. Future Shock – Curtis Mayfield
  3. TFS
  4. Earth Beat
  5. Autodrive
  6. Rough

 

In May 1988.

In May 1988, “Columbia” label released “Perfect Machine”, the thirty-seventh Herbie Hancock album. It was recorded in 1988, and was produced by Bill Laswell and  Herbie Hancock. It was the last Hancock’s album with the Rockit Band.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Hancock:piano, Fairlight CMI Series I & II, Rhodes Chroma, Apple/Mac Plus, Yamaha DX1, Yamaha DX7 and DX7IIFD, Kurzweil K250, Yamaha TX816, Oberheim Matrix-12, Akai S900, vocoder
  • Jeff Bova: synth programming
  • William “Bootsy” Collins:electric bass, vocoder
  • Sugarfoot:vocals
  • Nicky Skopelitis:Fairlight drums
  • Micro Wave:Minimoog bass, talk box, vocoder
  • S.T.:turntables, “FX”
  • Mixed byDave Jerden
  • Associate Producer: Tony Meilandt
  • Engineered byMartin Bisi, Mike Krowiak, Dave Jerden, Billy Yodelman and Bryan Bell
  • Mastered byHowie Weinberg

Track listing:

All tracks by Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, William “Bootsy” Collins and Bonner, except where noted.

  1. Perfect Machine – Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, Nicky Skopelitis
  2. Obsession
  3. Vibe Alive – Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, William “Bootsy” Collins, Bonner, Micro Wave
  4. Beat Wise
  5. Maiden Voyage/P. Bop
  6. Chemical Residue – Herbie Hancock

On January 23, 1995.

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On January 23, 1995, “Young God” label released “The Great Annihilator”, the ninth Swans studio album. It was recorded February 1993 – June 1994, and was produced by Michael Gira.

Personnel:

  • Michael Gira– sounds, vocals, guitars
  • Jarboe– backing vocals, organ, vocals, keyboards, sounds
  • Bill Rieflin– drums, sounds, percussion, guitars, loops
  • Algis Kizys– bass
  • Norman Westberg– electric guitar
  • Clinton Steele – guitars
  • Ted Parsons– drums
  • Martin Atkins – hand drums
  • Nicky Skopelitis – guitar
  • John Sarfell – piano
  • Larry Seven – double bass

All tracks by Michael Gira, except where noted.

  1. In
  2. I Am the Sun
  3. She Lives
  4. Celebrity Lifestyle
  5. Mother / Father
  6. Blood Promise
  7. Mind / Body / Light / Sound
  8. My Buried Child – lyrics Michael Gira, music Michael Gira, Jarboe
  9. Warm
  10. Alcohol the Seed
  11. Killing for Company
  12. Mother’s Milk
  13. Where Does a Body End?
  14. Telepathy
  15. The Great Annihilator
  16. Out – Michael Gira, Jarboe