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On May 15, 2009.

On May 15, 2009, “Reprise” label released “21st Century Breakdown”, the eighth Green Day studio album. It was recorded January 2008 – April 2009, at “Ocean Way Recording” inHollywood; “Studio 880” in Oakland, California,  “Jel Studios” in Newport Beach, California, “Costa Mesa Studios” in Costa Mesa, California, and was produced by Butch Vig, Billy Joe Armstrong, Tré Cool and Mike Dirnt. At the 52nd Grammy Awardsheld in January 2010, “21st Century Breakdown” won “Grammy Award” for “Best Rock Album”. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Billie Joe Armstrong– lead vocals, guitar, piano
  • Tré Cool– drums, percussion
  • Mike Dirnt– leaf and backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Jason Freese– piano
  • Tom Kitt– string arrangements
  • Patrick Warren – string conducting
  • Chris Lord-Alge– mix engineer
  • Chris Dugan – engineer
  • Keith Armstrong – assistant engineer
  • Nik Karpen – assistant engineer
  • Wesley Seidman – assistant engineer
  • Brad Kobylczak – additional engineering
  • Joe McGrath – additional engineering
  • Andrew Schubert – additional engineering
  • Brad Townshend – additional engineering
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Chris Bilheimer – design, photography, stencils
  • Andrew Black – stencils
  • Micah Chong – stencils
  • David Cooper – stencils
  • Marina Chavez – back cover photo

Track listing:

All lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong, all music composed by Billie Joe Armstrong, Tré Cool and Mike Dirnt.

  1. Song of the Century
  2. 21st Century Breakdown
  3. Know Your Enemy
  4. ¡Viva la Gloria!
  5. Before the Lobotomy
  6. Christian’s Inferno
  7. Last Night on Earth
  8. East Jesus Nowhere
  9. Peacemaker
  10. Last of the American Girls
  11. Murder City
  12. ¿Viva la Gloria?
  13. Restless Heart Syndrome
  14. Horseshoes and Handgrenades
  15. The Static Age
  16. 21 Guns
  17. American Eulogy: A. Mass Hysteria/B. Modern World
  18. See the Light
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On March 26, 1996.

On March 26, 1996, “RCA” label released “Villains”, the debut Verve Pipe album. It was recorded 1995 – 1996, at “Studio D”, “The Plant” in Sausalito,” Ocean Way Recording” in Hollywood, and was produced by Jerry Harrison.

Personnel:

  • Brian Vander Ark – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Brad Vander Ark – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Donny Brown – drums, backing vocals
  • J. Dunning – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Doug Corella – keyboards, percussion
  • Karl Derfler – engineer
  • Doug McKean – additional editing
  • Larry “Hot” Brewer – additional engineering
  • Chris Buttleman – guitar technician
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Tom Lord-Alge– mixing
  • Alvaro Alencar, Mauricio Iragorri – assistant mixing
  • Jason Rio, Philip “Mac” Ward – coordinators
  • Douglas Biro, Ria Lewerke – creative directors
  • Sean Mosher-Smith – art direction, design
  • Aldo Mauro – band photography
  • Slow HEARTH – bird photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Vander Ark, except where noted.

  1. Barely (If at All)
  2. Drive You Mild
  3. Villains
  4. Reverend Girl
  5. Cup of Tea
  6. Myself
  7. The Freshman
  8. Photograph
  9. Ominous Man
  10. Real
  11. Penny Is Poison – J. Dunning, Brian Vander Ark
  12. Cattle
  13. Veneer

On August 31, 1999.

On August 31, 1999, “Outpost” label released “Days of the New” (The Green album or Days of the New II), the second Days of the New studio album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Distillery Sound Studios” in Louisville, “Louie’s Clubhouse” and “Ocean Way Recording” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Travis Meeks and Todd Smith.

Personnel:

  • Travis Meeks: lead vocals, guitar
  • Max Maxwell: drums
  • Pete Peterson: arrangements
  • Peter Rhee: drums
  • Ray Rizzo: percussion
  • Nicole Scherzinger: backing vocals
  • Carl Shields: drums
  • Matt Taul: drums
  • Alex Tench: backing vocals
  • Brian Vinson: bass
  • Orchestra conducted and arranged – Suzie Katayama
  • Rick Baptist, Charles Boito, Eve Butler, Jon Clarke, Larry Corbett, Mario DeLeon, Joel Derouin, Virginia Frazer, Matthew J. Funes, Geraldo Hilera, Steven M. Holtman, Ronald Janelli, John T. Johnson, Renita Koven, Daniel Smith, David Stone, John Wittenberg, Phillip E. Yao – choir members
  • Choir – Sandie Hall, Linda Harmon, Luana Jackman, Victor Janacua, Bob Joyce, Jon Joyce, Rick Logan, Suzie Katayama, Donna Medina, Oren Waters
  • Todd Smith, Mike Baker, Clark Hagan – engineers
  • Scott Litt, Travis Meeks, Todd Smith – mixing
  • Greg Fidelman – digital engineering
  • Victor Janacua, Bill McCord, Al Sanderson, Alex Tench – second engineers
  • Jeral Tidwell – creative direction
  • Chip Dumstorf – art and digital direction
  • Jeral Tidwell – illustrations
  • Chip Dumstorf , Travis Meeks – design
  • Theresa Carpenter, Chaz Rough, Larry Smith – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Travis Meeks except where noted.

  1. Flight Response
  2. The Real – Travis Meeks, Todd Whitener
  3. Enemy
  4. Weapon & the Wound
  5. Skeleton Key
  6. Take Me Back Then
  7. Bring Yourself
  8. I Think
  9. Longfellow
  10. Untitled
  11. Phobics of Tragedy
  12. Not the Same
  13. Provider
  14. Last One – Travis Meeks, Todd Whitener

On November 9, 2014.

On November 9, 2009, “14th Floor” label released “Only Revolutions”,  the fifth Biffy Clyro studio album. It was recorded May – September 2009, at “Ocean Way Recording” in Hollywood, and was produced by Garth “GGGarth” Richardson.

Personnel:

  • Simon Neil– lead vocals, guitars, piano, theremin
  • James Johnston– vocals, bass guitar
  • Ben Johnston– backing vocals, drums, percussion
  • Josh Homme- additional guitar
  • Jamie Muhoberac- keyboards, programming
  • Ben Kaplan – additional keyboards, programming
  • Garth Richardson– additional editing
  • Ben Kaplan – recording, additional editing
  • David Schiffman – recording
  • Andy Wallace– mixing
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Nick Rowe – additional editing
  • Wesley M.Seidman – assistant engineer
  • Julia Sundström – general assistant

Orchestra

  • David Campbell- strings, brass and woodwind arrangements, conductor
  • Joel Derouin – violin
  • Roberto Cani – violin
  • Julian Hallmark – violin
  • Tammy Hatwan – violin
  • Gerardo Hilera – violin
  • Natalie Leggett – violin
  • Sid Page – violin
  • Sara Parkins – violin
  • Vladamir Polimatidi – violin
  • Philip Vaiman – violin
  • John Wittenberg – violin
  • Ken Yerke – violin
  • Liam Brennan – violin
  • Steve Richards – cello
  • Erika Duke – cello
  • George Kim Scholes – cello
  • Rudolph Stein – cello
  • Rick Baptist – trumpet
  • Wayne Bergeron – trumpet
  • Alan Kaplan – trombone
  • Steve Holtman – trombone
  • Jonathan Sacdalan – bass clarinet
  • Julie Feves – bass clarinet
  • Joe Meyer – french horn
  • Douglas Tornquist – tuba
  • Christian Hughes – Chai Wallah
  • Alex Orosa – Violin

Track listing:

All tracks by Simon Neil.

  1. The Captain
  2. The Golden Rule
  3. Bubbles
  4. God & Satan
  5. Born on a Horse
  6. Mountains
  7. Shock Shock
  8. Many of Horror
  9. Booooom, Blast & Ruin
  10. Cloud of Stink
  11. Know Your Quarry
  12. Whorses

 

In August 1982.

In August 1982, “Warner Bros” label released “If That’s What It Takes”, the debut Michael McDonald studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studio”; “Sunset Sound Recorders” and “Ocean Way Recording” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ted Templeman and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Michael McDonald – lead vocals, piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Willie Weeks, Louis Johnson, Mike Porcaro – bass
  • Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro – drums
  • Dean Parks, Steve Lukather, Robben Ford – guitar
  • Edgar Winter, Tom Scott – saxophone
  • Lenny Castro, Bobby LaKind, Paulinho Da Costa, Ted Templeman – percussion
  • Greg Phillinganes – piano, clavinet
  • Greg Phillinganes – organ
  • Michael McDonald, Greg Phillinganes, Michael Omartian – Fender Rhodes
  • Michael Boddicker – synthesizer
  • Tom Scott – lyricon
  • Ed Sanford, Maureen McDonald,  Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, Brenda Russell, Kathy Walker, Amy Holland – background vocals
  • Ken Deane, Bobby Hata, Lee Herschberg, James Isaacson, Donn Landee, Mark Linett, Steve McManus – engineer
  • Lee Herschberg, James Isaacson, Donn Landee, Mark Linett – overdub engineer
  • Lee Herschberg – mixing
  • Bobby Hata – mastering
  • Jerry Hey – horn arrangements
  • Marty Paich – string arrangements
  • Paul Mederios – keyboard technician
  • Joan Parker, Kathy Walker, Vicki Fortson – production coordinator
  • Jeff Adamoff – art direction, design
  • Jim Shea – photography
  • Irving Azoff – direction

Track listing:

  1. Playin’ by the Rules – Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford
  2. I Keep Forgetting – Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  3. Love Lies – Michael McDonald, Randy Goodrum
  4. I Gotta Try – Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins
  5. I Can Let Go Now – Michael McDonald
  6. That’s Why – McDonald, Randy Goodrum
  7. If That’s What It Takes – Michael McDonald, Jackie De Shannon
  8. No Such Luck – Michael McDonald, Grady Walker, Harry Garfield
  9. Losin’ End – Michael McDonald
  10. Believe in It – Michael McDonald

On August 7, 1990.

On August 7, 1990, “Charisma” label released “Bellybutton”, the debut Jellyfish album. It was recorded in 1990, at “Schnee Studios”, “Studio 55” and “Ocean Way Recording”, and was produced by Albhy Galuten and Jack Joseph Puig.

Personnel:

  • Andy Sturmer: lead and backing vocals, drums, guitar, keyboards
  • Roger Joseph Manning Jr.- keyboards, piano, harpsichord, vocals
  • Jason Falkner – guitar, bass, backing vocals
  • Chris Manning – “Band Witchdoctor and Mime”
  • Steven Shane McDonald – bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Roger Manning and Andy Sturmer, except where noted.

  1. The Man I Used to Be
  2. That Is Why
  3. The King Is Half-Undressed
  4. I Wanna Stay Home – Andy Sturmer
  5. She Still Loves Him
  6. All I Want Is Everything – Andy Sturmer
  7. Now She Knows She’s Wrong
  8. Bedspring Kiss
  9. Baby’s Coming Back – Andy Sturmer
  10. Calling Sarah

 

On September 27, 1994.

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On September 27, 1994, “Warner Bros” label released “Monster” the ninth R.E.M. studio album. It was recorded April – May 1994, at “Kingsway Studio” in New Orleans; “Crossover Soundstage” in Atlanta; ”Criteria Studios” in Miami; “Ocean Way Recording” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Scott Litt and R.E.M. The album was certified Platinum in Austria by “IFPI”; 6 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”; Platinum in Sweden by “GLF”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; 3 x Platinum in UK by “BPI” and 4 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Bill Berry– drums, percussion, bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Peter Buck– guitar, Farfisa organ
  • Mike Mills– bass guitar, piano, organ, guitar, vocals
  • Michael Stipe– lead vocals
  • Ané Diaz – backing vocals
  • Sally Dworsky– backing vocals
  • Lou Kregl – backing vocals
  • Thurston Moore– vocals, guitar
  • Rain Phoenix– backing vocals
  • Lynda Stipe– backing vocals
  • David Colvin – second engineer
  • Jeff DeMorris – second engineer
  • Mark Gruber – second engineer
  • Mark Howard – engineering
  • Victor Janacua – second engineer
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering engineer
  • Pat McCarthy– engineering
  • Mark “Microwave” Mytrowitz – technical assistance

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe.

  1. What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?
  2. Crush with Eyeliner
  3. King of Comedy
  4. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream
  5. Star 69
  6. Strange Currencies
  7. Tongue
  8. Bang and Blame
  9. I Took Your Name
  10. Let Me In
  11. Circus Envy
  12. You