Tag Archives: RCA

John Denver: Aerie

On November 28, 1971, “RCA” label released “Aerie”, the fifth John Denver studio album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Milton Okun.

Personnel:

  • John Denver – vocals, 6 and 12-string guitar, arrangements
  • Mike Taylor – guitar, dobro, arrangements
  • Paul Prestopino – banjo, dobro, guitar
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo, fiddle, pedal steel guitar
  • Paul Griffin – piano, organ
  • Toots Thielemans – harmonica
  • Richard Kniss – bass, arrangements
  • Gary Chester – drums, percussion
  • Al Rogers – percussion
  • George Marge – woodwind
  • Kenneth Boaz – vocals
  • Paula Ballan – vocals
  • Diane Kniss – vocals
  • Turnpike Tom – vocals
  • Alec White – vocals
  • Mary Angela White – vocals
  • Barbara Carlson – vocals
  • Andromeda Quasar – vocals
  • Bill Danoff – vocals
  • Keith Lane – vocals
  • Candy Ledbetter – vocals
  • Ron Ledbetter – vocals
  • Elizabeth Lindsay – vocals
  • Steve Mandell – vocals
  • Anne Denver – vocals
  • Taffy Nivert – vocals
  • Jim Crotty – recording
  • Ray Hall – recording, mixing
  • Pat Martin – recording technician
  • Gus Mossler – recording technician
  • Tom Brown – recording technician
  • Joe Stelmach – design
  • Pat Benson – photography

Track listing:

  1. Starwood in Aspen – John Denver
  2. Everyday – Buddy Holly, Norman Perry
  3. Casey Last Ride – Kris Kristofferson
  4. City of New Orleans – Steve Goodman
  5. Friends with You – Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert
  6. 60 Second Song for a Bank, with the Phrase “May We Help You Today” – John Denver
  7. Blow Up Your TV (Spanish Pipe Dream) – John Prine
  8. All of My Memories – John Denver
  9. She Won’t Let Me Fly Away – Bill Danoff
  10. Readjustment Blues – Bill Danoff
  11. The Eagle and the Hawk – John Denver, Mike Taylor
  12. Tools – John Denver

Jimmy Eat World: Surviving

On October 18, 2019, “RCA” and “Exotic Location Recordings” labels released “Surviving”, the tenth Jimmy Eat World studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Unit 2”, “Chez JMJ”, “East West”, and was produced by Justin Meldal Johnsen, Jim Adkins, Tom Linton, Rick Burch and Zach Lind.

Personnel:

  • Jim Adkins – lead vocals, guitar, engineer
  • Tom Linton – guitar, backing vocals
  • Rick Burch – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Zach Lind – drums, percussion
  • Justin Meldal-Johnsen – keyboards, engineer
  • James King – saxophone
  • Davey Havok – backing vocals
  • Robin Vining – backing vocals
  • Rachel Haden – backing vocals
  • Mike Schuppan – engineer
  • Dave Schiffman – engineer
  • Ken Andrews – mixing
  • Dave Cooley – mastering
  • Nick Steinhardt – art direction
  • Ryan Sanders – art direction
  • Oliver Halfin – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Adkins, Rick Burch, Zach Lind and Tom Linton.

  1. Surviving
  2. Criminal Energy
  3. Delivery
  4. 555
  5. One Mil
  6. All the Way (Stay)
  7. Diamond
  8. Love Never
  9. Recommit
  10. Congratulations

Daryl Hall & John Oates: Bigger Than Both of Us

In August 1976, “RCA” label released “Bigger Than Both of Us”, the fifth Daryl Hall and John Oates studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Cherokee Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Cristopher Bond.

Personnel:

  • Daryl Hall – lead and backing vocals, keyboards, mandola, synthesizer, arrangements, cover concept, design
  • John Oates – lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitars, harmonica, arrangements
  • Christopher Bond – lead guitars, keyboards, synthesizer, arrangements
  • Tom Hensley – acoustic piano
  • Scotty Edwards – bass
  • Leland Sklar – bass
  • Jim Gordon – drums
  • Ed Greene – drums
  • Slugger Blue – “G kick” drums
  • Gary Coleman – percussion
  • Tom Scott – flute, saxophone, Lyricon
  • Charles DeChant – saxophone
  • James Getzoff – concertmaster, conductor
  • Stephen Dees – co-arrangements
  • John Arrias, John Mills – engineer, mixing
  • Armin Steiner – engineer
  • Allen Zentz – mastering
  • Ron Barry – covert art work
  • Gribbitt Photography – cover photography
  • Kathy Hohl, Sam Emmerson – insert photography

Track listing:

  1. Back Together Again – John Oates
  2. Rich Girl – Daryl Hall
  3. Crazy Eyes – John Oates
  4. Do What You Want, Be What You Are – Daryl Hall, John Oates
  5. Kerry – Stephen Dees, Daryl Hall
  6. London Luck & Love – Sara Allen, Daryl Hall, John Oates
  7. Room to Breathe – Sara Allen, Daryl Hall
  8. You’ll Never Learn – Daryl Hall, John Oates
  9. Falling – Daryl Hall

Starship: Love Among the Cannibals

On August 15, 1989, “RCA” label released “Love Among the Cannibals”, the third Starship album. It was recorded 1988 – 1989, at “ Studio 55” in Hollywood, “Record Plant Studios” and “Studio D” in Sausalito, “Different Fur” in San Francisco, “The Kiva” and “Soundcastle” in Los Angeles, “Fantasy Studios” in Berkeley, and “Maison Rouge” in London, and was produced by Mike Shipley, Larry Klein, Phil Galdston, Tom Lord-Alge, Mickey Thomas, Arne Frager, Craig Chaquico, Mark Morgan, Brett Bloomfield and Donny Baldwin.

Personnel:

  • Mickey Thomas – vocals
  • Craig Chaquico – guitars
  • Mark Morgan – keyboards
  • Brett Bloomfield – bass, backing vocals
  • Donny Baldwin – drums, backing vocals
  • Greg Shaw – electronics, trumpet
  • Pete Woodroffe – electronics
  • Sammy Merendino – electronics
  • Collyer Spreen – electronics
  • Michael Landau – additional rhythm guitar
  • Larry Klein – Fairlight programming
  • Robert John “Mutt” Lange – backing vocals
  • Tommy Funderburk – additional backing vocals
  • Chris Thompson – additional backing vocals
  • Jeff Pescetto – additional backing vocals
  • Tom Lord-Alge – additional backing vocals, engineer, mixing
  • Larry Klein – arrangements
  • Robert John “Mutt” Lange – arrangements
  • Mike Shipley – engineer, mixing
  • Arne Frager – engineer
  • Stephan Benben – engineer
  • Pete Woodroffe – additional engineering
  • Rob Beaton – additional engineering, assistant engineer
  • Tony Phillips – additional engineering
  • Mark Slagle – engineer assistant
  • Julie Last – engineer assistant
  • Randy Wine – engineer assistant
  • Greg Laney – engineer assistant
  • Tom Sadzeck – engineer assistant
  • Michael Semanick – engineer assistant
  • Greg Wilkinson – engineer assistant
  • Paula “Max” Garcia – engineer assistant
  • Jim “Watts” Vereecke – engineer assistant
  • Tom Size – engineer assistant
  • Michael Rosen – engineer assistant
  • Paul Lani – mixing
  • Joe Fiorello – mixing assistant
  • Ria Lewerke – creative director
  • Norman Moore – art direction, design
  • Taylor King – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Burn – Martin Page, Bernie Taupin
  2. It’s Not Enough – Martin Page, Tommy Funderburk
  3. Trouble in Mind – Joel Feeny, Tim Thorney, Rachel Oldfield
  4. I Didn’t Mean to Stay All Night – Robert John Lange
  5. Send a Message – Mickey Thomas, Mark Morgan, Steve Diamond
  6. Wild Again – John Bettis, Michael Clark
  7. Love Among the Cannibals – Mickey Thomas, Mark Morgan
  8. Dream Sequence / We Dream in Color – Mark Morgan, Mickey Thomas, Phil Galdston
  9. Healing Waters – Martin Page
  10. Blaze of Love – Chris Thompson, John Van Tongeren, Phil Galdston
  11. I’ll Be There – Mickey Thomas, Craig Chaquico, Steve Diamond

Half Alive: Now, Not Yet

On August 9, 2019, “RCA” label released “Now, Not Yet”, the debut Half Alive studio album. It was recorded 2017 – 2019, and was produced by Mike Crossey, Eric Palmquist, Mike Elizondo, Ariel Rechtshaid, Paul Meany, Josh Taylor, J. Tyler Johnson and Brett Kramer,

Personnel:

  • Josh Taylor – lead singer, horn, choir
  • J. Tyler Johnson – bass, horn, strings, choir
  • Brett Kramer – drums, horn, choir
  • Mike Elizondo – keyboards, choir
  • Eric Palmquist – keyboards 
  • Paul Meany – keyboards 
  • Lemar Guillary – trombone
  • Mike Cottone – trumpet, fluegelhorn, horn
  • Taylor Covey – horn
  • Vinney Dawson – horn
  • Emiko Bankson – strings, choir
  • Kimbra – vocals
  • Samm Henshaw – vocals
  • Mike Elizondo – programmer
  • Paul Meany – programmer 
  • Eric Palmquist – programmer, engineer
  • Emiko Bankson – engineer 
  • Stephen Sesso – engineer 
  • Brent Arrowood – engineer 
  • John DeBold – engineer 
  • Alonzo Lazaro – engineer assistant
  • Jasmine Chen – engineer assistant
  • Matt DiMona – engineer assistant
  • Adam Hawkins – mixing
  • Chris Gehringer – mastering
  • Henry Lunetta – editor 

Track listing:

All tracks by Josh Taylor, Brett Kramer, and J Tyler Johnson, except where noted.

  1. OK OK?
  2. Rumaway
  3. Maybe
  4. The Notion
  5. Still Feel – Emiko Bankson, James Krausse, Rachel Kramer
  6. Trust – Faith Dunsterville
  7. Arrow
  8. Pure Gold
  9. Ice Cold – Austin Price
  10. Rest – Emiko Bankson, Samm Henshaw
  11. Breakfast
  12. Creature

Labelle: Pressure Cookin’

On August 7, 1973, “RCA” label released “Pressure Cookin’”, the third Labelle studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “RCA Studio D” in New York City, and was produced by Vicki Vickham and Stevie Wonder.

Personnel:

  • Patti LaBelle – vocals
  • Nona Hendryx – vocals
  • Sarah Dash – vocals
  • Buzz Feiten, Eddie Martinez, Hank Redd – guitars
  • Leroi Conley – guitars, percussion 
  • Andre Lewis – organ, electric piano, clavinet, bass guitar, drums, percussion, arrangements
  • Luther Eaddy – organ
  • Carmine Rojas – bass guitar
  • Larry Davis, Emry Thomas – drums
  • Daniel Ben Zebulon – percussion
  • Mike Moran, Tom Brown – engineer
  • Roger Williams – artwork, design
  • Bob Gruen – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Nona Hendryx, except where noted.

  1. Pressure Cookin’
  2. Medley: Something in the Air / The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – Speedy Keen / Gil-Scott Heron
  3. Sunshine (Woke Me Up This Morning)
  4. (Can I Speak Before You Go To) Hollywood
  5. Mr. Music Man
  6. Goin’ On a Holiday
  7. Let Me See You in the Light
  8. Open Up Your Heart – Stevie Wonder
  9. Last Dance

Dee Gees: Hail Satin

On July 17, 2021, “RCA” label released “Hail Satin”, Dee Gees album (Foo Fighters side project). It was recorded in 2021, at “Studio 606” in San Fernando Valley, California, and was produced by Greg Kurstin.

Personnel:

  • Dave Grohl – lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Chris Shiflett – guitar
  • Pat Smear – guitar
  • Rami Jaffee – keyboards, piano
  • Nate Mendel – bass guitar
  • Taylor Hawkins – lead vocals, drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb, except where noted.

  1. You Should Be Dancing
  2. Night Fever
  3. Tragedy
  4. Shadow Dancing – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Andy Gibb
  5. More Than a Woman
  6. Making a Fire (live) – Dave Grohl, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins
  7. Shame Shame (live) – Dave Grohl, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins
  8. Waiting on a War (live) – Dave Grohl, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins
  9. No Son of Mine (live) – Dave Grohl, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins
  10. Cloudspotter (live) – Dave Grohl, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins

Bleachers: Strange Desire

On July 11, 2014, “RCA” label released “Strange Desire”, the debut Bleachers album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, and was produced by Jack Antonoff, John Hill, Greg Kurstin and Vince Clarke.

Personnel:

  • Jack Antonoff – vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, piano, drums, string arrangement, programming
  • Little Ricky Antonoff – guitar
  • Greg Kurstin – synths, electric guitars, drums
  • Vince Clarke – keyboards, programming
  • John Hill – drums, guitars, keyboards, programming
  • Jon Shiffman – drums
  • Victoria Parker – violin
  • Phillip Peterson – cello, string arrangement
  • Emile Haynie – programming
  • Kurt Uenala – programming
  • Grimes – vocals
  • Yoko Ono – spoken word
  • Cyrus Grace Dunham – spoken word
  • Sara Quin – backing vocals
  • Rachel Antonoff – backing vocals
  • Andrew Dost – backing vocals
  • Mae Whitman – backing vocals
  • Lena Dunham – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Jack Antonoff and John Hill, except where noted.

  1. Wild Heart
  2. Rollercoaster
  3. Shadow – Jack Antonoff, John Hill, Emile Haynie
  4. I Wanna Get Better
  5. Wake Me – Jack Antonoff, Patrick Berger, John Hill
  6. Reckless Love
  7. Take Me Away – Jack Antonoff, Claire Boucher, John Hill
  8. Like a River Runs
  9. You’re Still a Mystery
  10. I’m Ready to Move On / Wild Heart Reprise – Jack Antonoff, Yoko Ono, Jack Hill
  11. Who I Want You to Love – Jack Antonoff, Jack Hill, Emile Haynie

Joan Armatrading: What’s Inside

On May 30, 1995, “RCA” label released “What’s Inside”, the fourteenth Joan Armatrading studio album. It was recorded 1994 -1995, at “A&M Recording Studios” in Hollywood, “Abbey Road Studios” in London, “Plant Recording Studios” in Sausalito, California, “Kiva Recording Studios” in Memphis. Tennessee, and was produced by Joan Armatrading and David Tickle.

Personnel:

  • Joan Armatrading – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, e-bow guitar, arrangements
  • Hojah Farah – acoustic guitar
  • B. J. Cole – slide guitar
  • Greg Phillinganes – keyboards
  • Benmont Tench – keyboards
  • Todd Cochran – keyboards
  • Peter Robinson – keyboards
  • Tony Levin – bass
  • Darryl Jones – bass
  • Manu Katché – drums
  • Alex Acuña – percussion
  • Memphis Horns – horns
  • The London Metropolitan Orchestra – strings
  • Kronos Quartet – strings
  • Boz Burrell – tin whistle
  • K. La – backing vocals
  • Ray Williams – backing vocals
  • Terry Evans – backing vocals
  • Willie Green, Jr. – backing vocals
  • Caroline Dale – arrangements, orchestration
  • Dana Brayton – arrangements
  • Wolfgang Amadeus – engineer
  • Malcolm Springer – engineer
  • Tom Luekens – engineer
  • Simon Rhodes – engineer
  • Chad Munsey – second engineer
  • David Tickle, Shelly Yakus – mixing
  • Andy Brown – musical director
  • Sherri Maxwell – design, illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Joan Armatrading.

  1. In Your Eyes
  2. Everyday Boy
  3. Merchant of Love
  4. Shapes and Sizes
  5. Back on the Road
  6. Lost The Love
  7. Songs
  8. Would You Like to Dance
  9. Recommend My Love
  10. Beyond The Blue
  11. Can’t Stop Loving You
  12. Shape of a Pony
  13. Trouble

The Strokes: The New Abnormal

On April 10, 2020, “Cult” and “RCA” labels released “The New Abnormal”, the sixth Strokes (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2019, at “Shangri-La Studio” in Malibu, California, and was produced by Rick Rubin.

Personnel:

  • Julian Casablancas – vocals
  • Albert Hammond Jr. – guitars
  • Nick Valensi – guitars
  • Nikolai Fraiture – bass
  • Fabrizio Moretti – drums
  • Jason Lader – engineering, mixing
  • Pete Min – additional engineering
  • Rob Bisel – assistant engineering
  • Dylan Neustadter – engineer assistant
  • Kevin Smith – engineer assistant
  • Gus Oberg – pre-production demo recordings, engineer
  • Chris Tabron – additional pre-production recordings, engineer
  • Ben Baptie – mixing
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Stewart Whitmore – mastering
  • Jean-Michel Basquiat – cover painting
  • Tina Ibañez – art direction, design
  • Jason McDonald – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Julian Casablancas; all music by Julian Casablancas, Albert Hammond Jr.,Nick valensi, Nikolai Fraiture and Fabrizio Moretti, except where noted.

  1. The Adults Are Talking
  2. Selfless
  3. Brooklyn Bridge to Chorus
  4. Bad Decisions – Julian Casablancas, Albert Hammond Jr.,Nick Valensi, Nikolai Fraiture, Fabrizio Moretti, Billy Idol, Tony James
  5. Eternal Summer – Julian Casablancas, Albert Hammond Jr.,Nick Valensi, Nikolai Fraiture, Fabrizio Moretti, Richard Lofthouse Butler, Timothy George Butler
  6. At the Door – Julian Casablancas, Albert Hammond Jr.,Nick Valensi, Nikolai Fraiture, Fabrizio Moretti, Paul Vassallo
  7. Why Are Sundays So Depressing
  8. Not the Same Anymore
  9. Ode to the Mets