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In August 1977.

In April 1977, “Arista” label released “Boats Against the Current”, the second Eric Carmen studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Crystal Sound” and “Studio 55” in Los Angeles, “Sound Factory” in Hollywood, “Brother Studio” in Santa Monica, and was produced by Eric Carmen.

Personnel:

  • Eric Carmen – lead vocals, acoustic piano, synthesizers, 12 string acoustic guitar, electric guitar, conductor, electric harpsichord, drums, percussion, backing vocals, arrangements
  • Andrew Gold – electric guitar solo, electric guitar
  • Richard Reising – acoustic and electric guitar, acoustic piano, backing vocals
  • Richie Zito – acoustic and electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Michael Boddicker – synthesizers
  • Dave Wintour – bass
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums
  • Nigel Olsson – drums, backing vocals
  • Gene Estes – percussion
  • Ollie E. Brown – percussion
  • Jim Horn – saxophone
  • Bobby Keys – saxophone
  • Tom Scott – saxophone
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Paul Buckmaster – string arrangements, conductor
  • Burton Cummings – backing vocals
  • Curt Becher – backing vocals
  • Joe Chemay – backing vocals
  • Bruce Johnston – backing vocals, arrangements
  • Brian Wilson – backing vocals
  • Kevin Beamish – engineer
  • Larry Emerine – engineer
  • David Henson – engineer
  • Mark Howlett – engineer
  • Dennis Kirk – engineer
  • Tim Kramer – engineer
  • Earle Mankey – engineer
  • Howard Steele – engineer
  • Thom Wilson – engineer
  • Val Garay – mixing
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Bob Heimall – art direction
  • Ed Caraeff – design, photography
  • Benno Friedman – inside photography effects
  • Norman Adams – inside artwork
  • Michael Manoogian – calligraphy

All tracks by Eric Carmen:

  1. Boats Against the Current
  2. Marathon Man
  3. Nowhere To Hide
  4. Take It or Leave It
  5. Love Is All That Matters
  6. She Did It
  7. I Think I Found Myself
  8. Run Away

On August 17, 2018.

On August 17, 2018, “Atlantic” label released “Thank You for Today” is the ninth Death Cab for Cutie studio album. It was recorded in 2018 in Santa Monica, California, and was produced by Rich Costey.

Personnel:

  • Benjamin Gibbard – lead and backing vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards, samples
  • Dave Depper – guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Zac Rae – keyboards, guitars, backing vocals
  • Nick Harmer – bass, backing vocals
  • Jason McGerr – drums, percussion, programming
  • Lauren Mayberry – additional vocals

Track listing:

All lyrics by Ben Gibbard, all music as noted.

  1. I Dreamt We Spoke Again – Ben Gibbard
  2. Summer Years – Ben Gibbard, Jason McGerr
  3. Gold Rush – Ben Gibbard, Dave Depper, Yoko Ono
  4. Your Hurricane – Ben Gibbard
  5. When We Drive – Ben Gibbard
  6. Autumn Love – Ben Gibbard
  7. Northern Lights – Ben Gibbard
  8. You Moved Away – Ben Gibbard
  9. Near / Far – Ben Gibbard
  10. 60 & Punk – Ben Gibbard

On July 23, 2021.

On July 23, 2021, “inside Recordings” label released “Downhill from Everywhere”, the fifteenth Jackson Browne studio album. It was recorded in 2021, at “Groove Masters” in Santa Monica, California, and was produced by Jackson Browne.

Personnel:

  • Jackson Browne – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, vihuela
  • Jason Crosby – piano
  • Jeff Young – vocals, piano, Hammond organ
  • Patrick Warren – keyboards
  • Val McCallum – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, tenor guitar
  • Greg Leisz – acoustic and electric guitar, lap steel guitar, pedal steel guitar
  • Waddy Wacthel – electric guitar
  • Mark Goldenberg – electric guitar
  • Bob Glaub – bass
  • Davey Faragher – bass
  • Jenifer Condos – bass
  • Pete Thomas – drums
  • Jay Bellerose – drums
  • Mauricio Lewak – drums
  • Russ Kunkel – drums
  • Raul Rodriguez – handclaps
  • Allathea Mills – vocals
  • Chavonne Stewart – vocals
  • Leslie Mendelson – vocals
  • Paul Dieter – recording
  • Nate Kunkel – recording
  • Kevin Smith – recording, mixing
  • Ryan Freeland – recording, mixing
  • Gavin Lurssen – mastering
  • Rueben Cohen – mastering

Track listing:

All songs by Jackson Browne, except where noted.

  1. Still Looking for Something
  2. My Cleveland Heart – Jackson Browne, Val McCallum
  3. Minutes to Downtown
  4. A Human Touch – Jackson Browne, Steve McEwan, Leslie Mendelson
  5. Love Is Love – Jackson Browne, David Belle
  6. Downhill from Everywhere – Jackson Browne, Greg Leisz, Jeff Young
  7. The Dreamer – Jackson Browne, Eugene Rodriguez, David Hidalgo
  8. Until Justice Is Real
  9. A Little Soon to Say
  10. A Song for Barcelona – Jackson Browne, Mauricio Lewak, Bob Glaub, Jeff Young, Greg Leisz, Val McCallum

On July 5, 1976.

On July 5, 1976, “Brother/Reprise” label released “15 Big Ones”, the 20th Beach Boys (The) studio album. It was recorded December 1969 – May 1976, at “Brother” in Santa Monica, “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, and was produced by Brian Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Brian Wilson – lead and backing vocals, organ, piano, Moog bass, ARP synthesizer, ARP String Ensemble, bass guitar, harmonica, chimes, bells
  • Carl Wilson – lead and backing vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizer, Jew’s harp, percussion
  • Dennis Wilson – lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion, vibraphone
  • Al Jardine – lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Mike Love – lead and backing vocals, arranger
  • Thomas J. Tedesco – guitar
  • Ben Benay – guitar
  • Jerry Cole – guitar
  • Bruce Johnston – piano, backing vocals
  • Carl L. Fortina – accordion
  • James D. Hughart – string bass
  • Tim Drummond – bass
  • Ray Pohlman – bass
  • Lyle Ritz – bass
  • Hal Blaine – drums
  • Dennis Dragon – drums
  • Ricky Fataar – drums, percussion
  • Gene Estes – percussion
  • Julius Wechter – percussion, bells
  • Roy Wood (credited as “Roy Wood and Wizzard”) – saxophone
  • Mike Altschul – saxophone, clarinet
  • Steve Douglas – saxophone, horns, flute
  • Dennis Dreith – saxophone, clarinet
  • Jay Migliori – saxophone, horns, flute
  • Bobby Shew – trumpet
  • Daryl Dragon – clavinet, vocal arrangements
  • Charles Lloyd – flute
  • Jules Jacobs – clarinet
  • Carol Lee Miller – autoharp
  • Maureen L. West – harp

The Sid Sharp Strings

  • Murray Adler – violin
  • Arnold Belnick – violin
  • Henry Ferber – violin
  • Lou Klass – violin
  • Bernard Kundell – violin
  • William Kurasch – violin
  • James Getzoff – violin
  • Henry L. Roth – violin
  • Sidney Sharp – violin
  • Tibor Zelig – violin
  • William Kurasch – violin
  • James Getzoff – violin
  • Henry L. Roth – violin
  • Sidney Sharp – violin
  • Tibor Zelig – violin
  • Toni Tennille – backing vocals
  • Marilyn Wilson – backing vocals
  • Dean Torrence, Jim Evans – album cover, art direction, logo

Track listing:

  1. Rock and Roll Music – Chuck Berry
  2. It’s Ok – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
  3. Hard to Phone Ya – Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Diane Rovell
  4. Chapel of Love – Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector
  5. Everyone’s in Love with You – Mike Love
  6. Talk to Me – Joe Seneca – includes an interpolation of the track “Tallahassee Lassie” originally performed by Freddy Cannon
  7. That Same Song – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
  8. T M Song – Brian Wilson
  9. Palisades Park – Chuck Berry
  10. Susie Cincinnati – Al Jardine
  11. A Casual Look – Ed Wells
  12. Blueberry Hill – Al Lewis, Larry Stock, Vincent Rose
  13. Back Home – Brain Wilson, Bob Norberg
  14. In the Still of the Night – Fred Parris
  15. Just Once in My Life – Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Phil Spector

On November 5, 2002.

On November 5, 2002, “Interscope” label released “Red Letter Days”, the fourth Wallflowers (The) album. It was recorded 2001 – 2002, at “Groovemasters Studio” in Santa Monica, “Sound City Studios” in Van Nuys, “Record One” in Sherman Oaks, and was produced by Tobias Miller and Bill Appleberry.

Personnel:

  • Jakob Dylan – lead and backing vocals, guitars
  • Rami Jaffee – keyboards
  • Greg Richling – bass guitar
  • Mario Calire – drums, backing vocals
  • Rusty Anderson – guitar
  • Val McCallum – guitar
  • Mike McCready – guitar
  • Ben Peeler – lap steel guitar
  • Moe Z M.D. – background vocals
  • Courtney Kaiser – background vocals
  • Lenny Castro – percussion
  • David Campbell – string arrangements
  • Bill Lane – engineer, engineering consultant
  • Dave Reed – engineer
  • Bob Salcedo – engineer
  • Femio Hernández – assistant engineer
  • Darrell Thorp – assistant engineer
  • Rich Tosi – assistant engineer
  • Miles Wilson – assistant engineer
  • Ed Churney – mixing
  • Tom Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Louie Teran – editing
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Robert Vosgien – mastering
  • Ed Wong – studio technician
  • Jamie Caliri – art direction, packaging, photography
  • Marina Chavez – cover photo

Track listing:

All tracks by Jakob Dylan

  1. When You’re on Top
  2. How Good It Can Get
  3. Closer to You
  4. Everybody Out of the Water
  5. Three Ways
  6. Too Late to Quit
  7. If You Never Got Sick
  8. Health and Happiness
  9. See You When I Get There
  10. Feels Like Summer Again
  11. Everything I Need
  12. Here in Pleasantville
  13. Empire in My Mind (hidden track)

On September 24, 2005.

On September 24, 2002, “Elektra” label released “The Naked Ride Home”, the twelfth Jackson Browne album. It was recorded in 2001, at “Groove Masters” in Santa Monica, CA, and was produced by Jackson Browne in Kevin McCormick.

Personnel:

  • Jackson Browne – lead vocals, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jeff Scott Young – acoustic piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond organ, synthesizers, harmony vocals
  • Mark Goldenberg – electric and hi-string guitar
  • Greg Leisz – acoustic and 12-string electric guitar
  • Kevin Moore (Keb’ Mo’) – slide guitar
  • Val McCallum – rhythm acoustic guitar
  • Kevin McCormick – bass guitar, rhythm electric guitar
  • Mauricio “Fritz” Lewak – drums, cajón
  • Luis Conte – percussion
  • Fernando Pullam – trumpet
  • Jennifer Gross – harmony vocals
  • Kipp Lennon – harmony vocals
  • Alethea Mills – harmony vocals, choir vocals
  • Chavonne Morris – harmony vocals, choir vocals
  • Jimmy Burney – choir vocals
  • Marc Cohn – harmony vocals
  • Fred Martin – choir arrangements
  • Paul Dieter – engineer
  • Sebastian Haimerl, Mark Johnson, Bil Lane, Rich Tosi – assistant engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain – mixing
  • Kevin Harp – mixing assistant
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Ed Wong – technical director
  • Dustin Stanton – artwork
  • Nels Israelson – cover photography
  • Dianna Cohen, Nels Israelson – booklet photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackson Browne, Mark Goldenberg, Mauricio Lewak, Kevin McCormick and Jeff Young, except where noted:

  1. The Naked Ride Home – Jackson Browne
  2. The Night Inside Me
  3. Casino Nation
  4. For Taking the Trouble – Jackson Browne
  5. Never Stop
  6. Walking Town
  7. About My Imagination
  8. Sergio Leone
  9. Don’t You Want to Be There – Jackson Browne
  10. My Stunning Mystery Companion – Jackson Browne

On August 14, 2020.

On August 14, 2020, “14th Floor” label released “A Celebration of Endings”, the eighth Biffy Clyro studio album. It was recorded in 2019, at “Lotus Easter Studio” in Santa Monica, California, “United Recording Studio” in Los Angeles, “Abbey Road Studios”, “RAK Studios” and Rockstone Studios in London, and was produced by Rich Costey and Steve Mac.

Personnel:

  • Simon Neil – lead vocals, guitars
  • James Johnston – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Ben Johnston – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Zac Rae – additional keyboards
  • Steve Mac – additional keyboards
  • Rob Mathes – string arrangements, conducting
  • Jenny Nendick – conducting
  • Jackie Shave – concertmaster
  • Magnus Johnston – violin
  • Perry Montague-Mason – violin
  • Patrick Kiernan – violin
  • Pete Hanson – violin
  • Natalia Bonner – violin
  • Cathy Thompson – violin
  • Debbie Widdup – violin
  • Jonathan Evans-Jones – violin
  • Chris Tombling – violin
  • Bruce White – viola
  • Peter Lale – viola
  • Rachel Roberts – viola
  • Caroline Dearley – cello
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Jonathan Williams – cello
  • Caroline Dearley – cello
  • Jonathan Allen – string recording
  • Paul Pritchard – string recording assistant
  • Neil Dawes – string recording assistant
  • KT Pipal – engineering
  • Mario Borgatta – engineering
  • Wesley M. Seidman – engineering
  • Cecil Barlett – engineering
  • Dann Pursey – engineering
  • Koby Merman – additional mix engineering and digital editing
  • Dalton Ricks – additional mix engineering
  • Ross Newbauer – additional mix engineering
  • Rich Costey – mixing
  • James Rushent – additional production
  • Chris Laws – additional programming, engineering
  • Joe La Porta – mastering
  • Thomas Robson – cover artwork
  • Simon Neil – additional artwork, art direction
  • Richard Welland – art direction
  • Ash Reynolds – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Simon Neil, except where noted.

  1. North of No South
  2. The Champ
  3. Weird Leisure
  4. Tiny Indoor Fireworks
  5. Worst Type of Best Possible
  6. Space – Steve Mac
  7. End Of
  8. Instant History – Steve Mac, Ammar Malik
  9. The Pink Limit
  10. Opaque
  11. Cop Syrup

On May 21, 1996.

On May 21, 1996, “Interscope” label released “Bringing Down the Horse”, the second Wallflowers (The) studio album. It was recorded 1994 – 1996, at “Sunset Sound” and “House of Blues Sunset” in Hollywood, “Groove Masters” in Santa Monica, “O’Henry Sound Studios” in Burbank, “Brooklyn Studios” in Brooklyn, and was produced by T – Bone Burnett.

Personnel:

  • Jakob Dylan – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Michael Ward – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Rami Jaffee – Hammond B3 organ, keyboards, piano, backing vocals
  • Greg Richling – bass guitar
  • Jon Brion – lead guitar
  • Mike Campbell – slide guitar 
  • Leo LeBlanc – pedal steel guitar; dobro
  • Matt Chamberlain – drums
  • Stephen Bruton – background vocals
  • Gary Louris – background vocals
  • Michael Penn – background vocals
  • Sam Phillips – background vocals
  • Adam Duritz – background vocals
  • Tom Lord-Alge – engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Jakob Dylan.

  1. One Headlight
  2. 6th Avenue Heartache
  3. Bleeders
  4. Three Marlenas
  5. The Difference
  6. Invisible City
  7. Laughing Out Loud
  8. Josephine
  9. God Don’t Make Lonely Girls
  10. Angel on My Bike
  11. I Wish I Felt Nothing

On March 30, 2018.

On March 30, 2018, “Anti” label released “No Mercy in This Land” the fourteenth Ben Harper and the twelfth Charlie Musselwhite studio album. It was recorded in 2017, at “Village Studios” in Santa Monica, and was produced by Ethan Allen.

Personnel:

  • Ben Harper – vocals, piano, acoustic, slide and electric guitar
  • Charlie Musselwhite – vocals, harmonica
  • James Mozersky – lead guitar
  • Jesse Ingalls – double and electric bass, piano, organ
  • Jimmy Paxson – drums, percussion
  • Lawrence Azerrad – graphic design

Track listing:

All tracks by Ben Harper; except where noted.

  1. When I Go – Ben Harper, Jason Mozersky, Jesse Ingalls
  2. Bad Habits
  3. Love and Trust
  4. The Bottle Wins Again (Blues) – Ben Harper, Jesse Ingalls
  5. Found the One – Ben Harper, Jason Mozersky, Jimmy Paxson
  6. When Love Is Not Enough – Ben Harper, Jason Mozersky
  7. Trust You to Dig My Grave
  8. No Mercy in This Land
  9. Movin’ On
  10. Nothing at All

On March 8, 2005.

On March 8, 2005, “Koch” label released “Silver Rain”, the sixth Marcus Miller studio album. It was recorded in 2004, at “Absolut Beats” in Dallas, TX, “Camel Island Studios” in Los Angeles, “Hannibal Studios” in Santa Monica, CA, “HIt Factory”, “The Dormitory” in New York City, “Vertical Sound Studios” in Nashville, TN, and was produced by Marcus Miller and David Isaac.

Personnel:

  • Marcus Miller – bass, acoustic bass, fretles bass, tambourine, organ, Fender Rhodes, synthesizers, piano, keyboards, bass clarinet, woodwind, drums, percussion, scratching, arranger, background vocals, engineer, executive producer, beat box, rhythm box, synthesizer strings, synthesizer orchestration, finger snapping, udu
  • Bruce Flowers – organ, Fender Rhodes, synthesizer bass
  • Bernard Wright – keyboards
  • Dean Brown – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Roger Byam – tenor saxophone
  • Patches Stewart – trumpet
  • Poogie Bell – drums
  • Macy Gray – vocals
  • Lalah Hathaway – vocals
  • Kenny Hicks – operatic tenor
  • Eric Clapton – vocals, guitar solo
  • Lucky Peterson – guitar
  • Gregoire Maret – harmonica
  • Kirk Whalum – tenor saxophone
  • Gerald Albright – alto saxophone
  • Kenny Garrett – alto saxophone
  • Ronald Bruner – drums
  • Craig J “The Count” – percussion
  • Munyungo Jackson – percussion
  • Jessica Celious – background vocals
  • Joey Kibble – background vocals
  • Mark Kibble – background vocals
  • Eartha Kitt – vocal sample
  • DJ Efx (Mocean Worker) – effects
  • Adam Dorn – engineer
  • Dropper – engineer
  • Takamasa Honda – engineer, mixing, technical supervisor
  • David Isaac – engineer, mixing
  • Dennis Thompson – engineer, mixing
  • Mark Kibble – engineer
  • Kaori Kinoshita – assistant engineer
  • Zach McNees – assistant engineer
  • Bryan Russell – assistant engineer
  • Dave Huston – assistant engineer
  • Goh Hotoda – mixing
  • Louie Teran – mastering
  • Jack Frisch – art direction, design, photography
  • Kumiko Higo – photography
  • Reuben Jackson – liner notes
  • Hank Martin – executive producer
  • Harold Goode – executive producer
  • Bibi Green – production coordination
  • Gretchen ONeal – coordination

Track listing:

All tracks by Marcus Miller, except where noted.

  1. Intro Duction
  2. Bruce Lee
  3. La Villette – Marcus Miller, Lalah Hathaway
  4. Behind the Smile
  5. Frankenstein – Edgar Winter
  6. Moonlight Sonata – Ludwig van Beethoven
  7. Boogie on Reggae Woman – Stevie Wonder
  8. Paris (Interlude)
  9. Silver Rain – Marcus Miller, Eric Clapton, Joey Kibble, Bill Withers
  10. Make Up My Mind
  11. Girls and Boys – Prince
  12. Sophisticated Lady – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish
  13. Power of Soul – Jimi Hendrix
  14. Outro Duction
  15. If Only For One Night – Brenda Russell) – Silver Rain (reprise)