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On february 23, 1998.

On February 22, 1998, “Mercury” label released “Undiscovered Soul”, the second Richie Sambora studio album. It was recorded 1997 – 1998, at “Ocean Way Recording”, “Record One”, “Record Plant”, and “Voodoo Lounge”, and was produced by Don Was.

Personnel:

  • Richie Sambora – lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, handclaps, arranger
  • Don Was – bass, wurlitzer, handclaps
  • Pino Palladino – fretless bass
  • Mark Goldenberg – guitar, handclaps
  • Wayne Hood – guitar, strings arrangement
  • David Paich – electric piano, synthesizer
  • Greg Phillinganes – piano, background vocals
  • Chuck Leavell – piano, electric piano
  • Steven Tyler – harmonica
  • Rami Jaffee – Hammond b3 organ, accordion, handclaps
  • Billy Preston – Hammond b3 organ, background vocals
  • Robbie Buchanan – synthesizer
  • Jamie Muhoberac – synthesizer programming
  • James “Hutch” Hutchinson – background vocals, bass, handclaps
  • Kenny Aronoff – drums, percussion, handclaps
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Myrna Smith, Portia Griffin, Isabella Lento, Sweet Pea Atkinson, Harry Bowens, Hook – background vocals
  • Ed Cherney, Rail Jon Rogut, Bob Clearmountain – mixing
  • Chris McCann, Dan Chavkin, Greg Allen – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Richie Sambora and Richard Supa, except where noted.

  1. Made in America
  2. Hard Times Come Easy
  3. Fallen From Graceland – Richie Sambora, David Bryan, Richard Supa
  4. All That Really Matters
  5. You’re Not Alone – Richie Sambora, Thomas Marolda
  6. In It For Love
  7. Chained – Richie Sambora, Thomas Marolda, Ernie White
  8. Harlem Rain
  9. Who I Am – Richie Sambora, David Bryan, Richard Supa
  10. Downside of Love – Richie Sambora, David Bryan, Richard Supa

On December 13, 1988.

On December 13, 1988, “Columbia” label released “The Best Years of Our Lives”, the eighteenth Neil Diamond studio album. It was recorded in 1988, at “Chartmaker Studios”, “Lion Share Recording Studios”, “Village Recorders”, “Ocean Way Recording” in Los Angeles, “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, “Omnisound Recording Studios” in Nashville, “Seacost Sound” in Victoria, British Columbia, and was produced by David Foster.

Personnel:

  • Neil Diamond – lead vocals
  • Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Renée Geyer, Richard Page – backing vocals
  • Richard Bennett – acoustic guitar
  • Dean Parks – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Michael Landau, Steve Lukather – electric guitar
  • Mike Brignardello, Reinie Press – bass guitar
  • Tris Imboden, Paul Leim, Carlos Vega – drums
  • Michael Boddicker, Robbie Buchanan, David Foster, Tom Hensley, Alan Lindgren, Michael Omartian, David Paich – keyboards
  • Rick Bowen, Rhett Lawrence, Kevin Maloney – synthesizer programming
  • Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Dan Higgins, Bill Reichenbach Jr., Larry Williams – horns
  • David Foster, Jerry Hey – horn arrangements
  • Jeremy Lubbock – string arrangements
  • David Foster – arranger
  • Sam Cole, Chris Earthy – production coordination
  • Ned Brown, Barry Cardinale, Larry E. Williams, Alison Zanetos – production assistant
  • Jeffrey Woodruff – engineer
  • Jesse Kanner, Ray Pyle, Dave Reitzas – engineer assistant
  • Humberto Gatica – mixing
  • Mauricio Guerrero, Laura Livingston – mixing assistant
  • George Marino – mastering
  • David Kirschner – art direction, design
  • Beverley Lazor-Bahr – additional design
  • Matthew Rolston – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Diamond, except where noted.

  1. The Best Years of Our Lives
  2. Hard Times for Lovers
  3. This Time – Neil Diamond, David Foster, Jeremy Lubbock
  4. Everything’s Gonna Be Fine – Neil Diamond, Weldon Dean Parks
  5. Hooked on the Memory of You
  6. Take Care of Me – Neil Diamond, David Foster
  7. Baby Can I Hold You – Tracy Chapman
  8. Carmelita’s Eyes – Neil Diamond, David Foster
  9. Courtin’ Disaster – Neil Diamond, David Foster
  10. If I Couldn’t See You Again
  11. Long Hard Climb – Neil Diamond, Tom Hensley, Alan Lindgren

On October 22, 1996.

On October 22, 1996, “Columbia” label released “Trial by Fire”, the tenth Journey studio album. It was recorded in 1996, at “Ocean Way Recording” in Hollywood, “The Site” in Marin County, California, “Wildhorse” in Marin County, California, and was produced by Kevin Shirley.

Personnel:

  • Steve Perry – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, background vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, background vocals
  • Steve Smith – drums, percussion
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, piano, rhythm guitar, background vocals, engineer
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Scott Pinkerton – programming
  • David Campbell – string arrangements
  • Kevin Shirley – engineer, mixing
  • George Massenburg – engineer, mixing
  • John Hurlbut, Bob Levy – engineers
  • George Marino – mastering
  • John Kalodner – A&R

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Perry, Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain, except where noted.

  1. Message of Love – Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, John Bettis
  2. One More
  3. When You Love a Woman
  4. If He Should Break Your Heart
  5. Forever in Blue
  6. Castles Burning
  7. Don’t Be Down On Me Baby
  8. Still She Cries
  9. Colors of the Spirit – Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, John Bettis
  10. When I Think of You – Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain
  11. Easy to Fall
  12. Can’t Tame the Lion
  13. It’s Just the Rain – Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain
  14. Trial by Fire
  15. Baby I’m a Leavin’ You

On September 17, 1991.

On September 17, 1991, “Warner Bros” label released the self-titled, debut Fourplay album. It was recorded 1990 – 1991, at “Ocean Way Recording”, “Sunset Sound” in Hollywood, “Pyramid Studios” in Los Angeles, “Starlight Studios” in Malibu, California, and was produced by Bob James, Lee Ritenour, Nathan East, and Harvey Mason.

Personnel:

  • Bob James– Yamaha C7 MIDI grand piano, keyboards, synthesizers, programming, executive producer
  • Lee Ritenour– electric guitars, classical guitars, guitar synthesizer
  • Nathan East– 5-string bass, 6-string bass, backing vocals
  • Harvey Mason– drums
  • Harvey Mason Jr.– synthesizer programming, computer programming
  • El DeBarge– lead and backing vocals
  • Darryl DeBarge – backing vocals
  • Patti LaBelle– backing vocals, BGV arrangements
  • Philip Bailey– backing vocals
  • Don Murray – recording, mixing
  • Geoff Gillette – additional recording
  • Khaliq Glover – additional recording
  • Femi Jiya – additional recording
  • Mike Kloster – assistant engineer
  • Paul May – assistant engineer
  • Clif Norrell– assistant engineer
  • Harvey Mason Jr. – technical assistance
  • Robert Vosgien – digital editing
  • Wally Traugott – mastering
  • Debra Johnson – production coordinator
  • Kim Champagne – art direction
  • Leslie Wintner – design
  • Stuart Watson – photography
  • O’Brien and Schridde – band photography

Track listing:

  1. Bali Run – Lee Ritenour, Bob James
  2. 101 Eastbound – Nathan East, Marcel East
  3. Fourplay – Lee Ritenour
  4. Moonjogger – Bob James
  5. Max-O-Man – Harvey Mason Sr, Michael Lang
  6. After the Dance – Marvin Gaye, T-Boy Ross, Leon Ware
  7. Quadrille – Bob James
  8. Midnight Stroll – Harvey Mason
  9. October Morning – Lee Ritenour
  10. Wish You Were Here – Lee Ritenour
  11. Rain Forest – Bob James

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

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