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On April 4, 2006.

On April 4, 2006, “Blue Note” label released “Thunderbird”, the 15th Cassandra Wilson album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, at “Capitol Studios” in Hollywood, “The Village Recorder”, “Electro Magnetic Studio” and “The Green Room” in Los Angeles, “Dangerous Music” in NY., and was produced by T-Bone Burnett and Keith Ciancia.


  • Cassandra Wilson– vocals, guitar
  • Jay Bellerose – drums
  • Keith Ciancia – double bass, piano, keyboards, programming, synthesizerstrings
  • Mike Elizondo – bass programming, synthesizer strings
  • Keb’ Mo’– guitar
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Colin Linden – guitar
  • Grégoire Maret– harmonica
  • Bill Maxwell – drums
  • Marc Ribot– guitar
  • Reginald Veal – double bass
  • Mike Piersante – percussion

Track listing:

  1. Go to Mexico – Keith Ciancia, Mike Elizondo, Zigaboo Modeliste, Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, Jr, Cassandra Wilson
  2. Closer to You – Jakob Dylan
  3. Easy Rider – traditional
  4. It Would Be So Easy – Keith Ciancia, Mike Elizondo, Mike Piersante, Cassandra Wilson
  5. Red River Valley – traditional
  6. Poet – Keith Ciancia, Cassandra Wilson
  7. I Want to be Loved – Willie Dixon
  8. Lost – Joseph Henry Burnett
  9. Strike a Match – Joseph Henry Burnett, Ethan Coen
  10. Tarot – Keith Ciancia, Jim Keltner, Cassandra Wilson



On April 1, 2014.

On April 1, 2014, “Favorite Gentlemen / Loma Vista Recordings” labels released “Cope”, the fourth Manchester Orchestra studio album. It was recorded June 2012 – March 2013, at “Fluxivity Studios” in Brooklyn, NY, and was produced by Dan Hannon, Andy Hull, Chris Freeman, Andy Prince and Tim Very.


  • Andy Hull – vocals, guitar
  • Chris Freeman – keyboards
  • Andy Prince – bass
  • Tim Very – drums
  • Robert McDowell – guitar, engineer
  • Nick Day, Brad Fisher – engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • John Agnello – mixing
  • Jordan Noel – layout, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy Hull.

  1. Top Notch
  2. Choose You
  3. Girl Harbor
  4. The Mansion
  5. The Ocean
  6. Every Stone
  7. All That I Really Wanted
  8. Trees
  9. Indentions
  10. See It Again
  11. Cope

On August 10, 1993.

On August 10, 1993, “Columbia” label released “River of Dreams”, the twelve Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded in 1992, at The Boathouse at the “Island Boatyard” in Shelter Island, NY, “Cove City Sound Studios” in Glen Cove, NY and “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Billy Joel, Danny Kortchmar, Joe Nicolo and David Thoener. The album cover was a painting by Christie Brinkley (Joel’s then-wife). The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”; 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada; Platinum in Germany by “BMVI”; 2 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”; Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”; and 5 x Platinum in US by “RIIA”.


  • Billy Joel: lead vocals, clavinet, Hammond organ, background vocals, piano, organ, synthesizer, keyboards
  • Zachary Alford: – drums
  • Phillip Ballou, Katreese Barnes, Dennis Collins, Will Downing, Frank Floyd, Diane Garisto, Stephanie James, Devora Johnson, Corliss Stafford, Brenda White-King – choir vocals
  • Tommy Byrnes: guitar
  • Richie Cannata: tenor sax
  • Schuyler Deale: bass
  • Lewis Del Gatto: orchestra manager
  • Liberty DeVitto: drums
  • Laurence Etkin: trumpet
  • Wrecia Ford: background vocals
  • Arno Hecht: baritone sax
  • Lonnie Hillyer: bass
  • Jeff Jacobs: synthesizer, additional programming
  • Color Me Badd: backing vocals
  • Jeff Lee Johnson: bass
  • Steve Jordan: drums
  • Curtis Rance King, Jr.: choir conductor and contractor
  • Danny Kortchmar: guitar
  • Andy Kravitz: percussion
  • Osvaldo Melindez: trombone
  • Ira Newborn: orchestration
  • Jim Saporito: percussion
  • Marlon Saunders: choir vocals, background vocals
  • Frank Simms, George Simms: background vocals
  • M. Stevens: bass
  • Crystal Taliefero: vocal arrangement, background vocals
  • Chuck Treece: bass
  • Mike Tyler: guitar
  • Leslie West: guitat
  • David Witworth: background vocals
  • A&R – Don DeVito
  • Art, commerce – Jeff Schock
  • Art direction – Christopher Austopchuk
  • Design – Sara Rotman
  • Engineers – Carl Glanville, Joe Nicolo, Phil Nicolo, Dick Grobelny
  • Engineer – Dan Hetzel
  • Engineer – Brian Vibberts
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen
  • Mixed by Niko Bolas, David Thoener, Joe Nicolo, Phil Nicolo
  • Photography – Glen Erler
  • Production coordinator – Bill Zampino
  • Recorded by Bob Thrasher, Bradshaw Leigh, Dave Wilkerson, Jay Healy.
  • Technical Support – Andrew Baker*, Artie Smith, Courtney Spencer, Dave Hofbauer, David Hewitt, Doug Kleeger, Greg Garland, Howie Mendelson, Jon “J.D.” Dworkow*, Larry DeMarco, Laura Delia, Lester Baylinson, Peter Goodrich, Steve Bramberg.

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel.

  1. No Man’s Land
  2. The Great Wall of China
  3. Blonde Over Blue
  4. A Minor Variation
  5. Shades of Grey
  6. All About Soul
  7. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
  8. The River of Dreams
  9. Two Thousand Years
  10. Famous Last Words

On January 30, 1980.


On January 30, 1980, “Bearsville Records” label released “Air Pocket”, the second Roger Powell album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Utopia Sound Studios”in Woodstock, NY, and was produced by Roger Powell. “Air Pocket” was voted the #1 album of 1980 by a reader poll in “Keyboard Magazine”


  • John Holbrook – rhythm guitar, engineer
  • Roger Powell – synthesizer, keyboards
  • Cleve Pozar – drums
  • Todd Rundgren – guitar
  • Mark Styles – keyboards

Track listing.

All tracks by Roger Powell.

  1. Lunar Plexus
  2. Landmark
  3. Air Pocket
  4. Windows
  5. Emergency Splashdown
  6. Morning Chorus
  7. March of the Dragonslayers
  8. Prophecy
  9. Sands of Arrakis
  10. Dragons “N’ Griffins/Mr Triscuits Theme
  11. Pipeline ‘76

On October 27, 1986.


On October 27, 1986, “Virgin” label released “Skylarking”, the ninth XTC studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Utopia Sound Studios” in Woodstock, NY; “The Sound Hole Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.


  • Andy Partridge– vocals, guitar
  • Colin Moulding– vocals, bass, and bonfire
  • Dave Gregory– vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer, Chamberlin, string arrangement, the odd tiple
  • Prairie Prince– “the part of the time bomb” (i.e., drums)
  • Beech Avenue Boys (i.e., XTC) – backing vocals
  • Todd Rundgren– orchestral arrangements, computer programming, melodica,  keyboards and backing vocals
  • Mingo Lewis – percussion
  • John Tenney – violin
  • Emily Van Valkenburgh – violin
  • Rebecca Sebring – viola
  • Teressa Adams – cello
  • Charlie McCarthy – alto and tenor saxophone, flute
  • Bob Ferreira – tenor saxophone, piccolo, bass clarinet
  • Dave Bendigkeit – trumpet
  • Dean Hubbard – trombone
  • Jasmine Veillette – vocals
  • Engineered by Todd Rundgren
  • Additional engineering by Kim Foscatoand, George Cowan
  • Mastered by Greg Fulginiti

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy Partridge, except where noted.

  1. Summer’s Cauldron
  2. Grass – Colin Moulding
  3. The Meeting Place – Colin Moulding
  4. That’s Really Super, Supergirl
  5. Ballet for a Rainy Day
  6. 1000 Umbrellas
  7. Season Cycle
  8. Earn Enough for Us
  9. Big Day
  10. Another Satellite
  11. Mermaid Smiled
  12. The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul
  13. Dying – Colin Moulding
  14. Sacrificial Bonfire – Colin Moulding



On April 7, 1978.


On April 7, 1978, “Bearsville” label released “Hermit of Mink Hollow”, the eight Todd Rundgren solo album. It was recorded at “Utopia Sound Studios” in Lake Hill, NY, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.


  • Todd Rundgren- arranger, all instruments, vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren.

Side one – The Easy Side

  1. All the Children Sing
  2. Can We Still Be Friends
  3. Hurting for You
  4. Too Far Gone
  5. Onomatopoeia
  6. Determination

Side two – The Difficult Side

  1. Bread
  2. Bag Lady
  3. You Cried Wolf
  4. Lucky Guy
  5. Out of Control
  6. Fade Away