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On January 8, 1976.

On January 8, 1976, “Atlantic” label released “Songs for the New Depression”, the third Bette Midler studio album. It was recorded 1972 – 1976, at “Secret Sound Studio” New York, N.Y., “Electric Lady” and “Media Sound Studios” in New York, N.Y., “Atlantic Recording Studios” in New York, N.Y., and was produced by Bette Midler, Joel Dorn, Ahmet Ertegün, Arif Mardin, Mark “Moogy” Klingman, and Jack Malken.

Personnel:

  • Bette Midler – lead and backing vocals, assistant engineer
  • Glaswegians Orchestra – arranged and conducted by Arif Mardin
  • Moogy Klingman – piano, electric piano, RMI Computer keyboard, Mini Korg synthesizer, harmonica, arranger and conductor
  • Ralph Schuckett – acoustic piano, clavinet, organ, Sound City piano, harmonium, string ensemble, arranger, conductor
  • Bob Dylan – vocals 
  • Dick Hyman – piano
  • David Spinozza – guitar
  • Jerry Friedman – guitar
  • Todd Rundgren – guitar, backing vocals
  • Dave Webster – slide guitar 
  • Rick Derringer – pedal steel guitar
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo, mandolin
  • Don Brooks – harmonica
  • Sivuca – accordion
  • Dominic Cortese – accordion
  • Boris Matusewitch – concertina
  • John Siegler – bass guitar 
  • Milt Hinton – acoustic bass, bass guitar
  • John Miller – acoustic bass
  • Teddy Sommer – drums, percussion
  • Mark Rosengarden – drums, percussion
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • John Wilcox – drums 
  • Barbara Burton – percussion
  • Angel Allende – percussion
  • Jack Malken – additional percussion
  • Norman Pride – conga
  • Randy Brecker – horns, trumpet solo
  • Michael Brecker – horns
  • Barry Rogers – horns
  • Mel Davis – trumpet
  • William Siapin – flute
  • John Lissauer – saxophone, chimes, arranger, conductor
  • David Nadien – strings
  • Barry Finclair – strings
  • Raul Poliakin – strings
  • Tony Posk – strings
  • Gene Orloff – strings
  • Harry Lookofsky – strings
  • Charles McCracken – strings
  • Jessy Levy – strings
  • Harry Lookofsky – violin
  • Matthew Raimondi – violin
  • Emanuel Green – violin
  • Kenny Kosek – fiddle
  • Luther Vandross – arranger, backing vocals
  • Dianne Sumler – backing vocals
  • David Lasley – backing vocals
  • Erin Dickins – backing vocals
  • Annie Sutton – backing vocals
  • Donny Beard – backing vocals
  • Charlotte Crossley – backing vocals
  • Leata Galloway – backing vocals
  • Ben Harney – backing vocals
  • Rhetta Hughes – backing vocals
  • Thomas Moore – backing vocals
  • Ula Hedwig – backing vocals
  • Sharon Redd – backing vocals
  • Ramona Stubblefield – backing vocals
  • Clifford Townsend – backing vocals
  • Revelation – backing vocals
  • Rosie – backing vocals
  • Gotham – backing vocals
  • Arif Mardin – arranger, conductor, backing vocals, remix
  • Marty Nelson – vocal arranger
  • Jan Rathbun – engineer
  • Jack Malken – recording and remix engineer
  • Lew Hahn – recording and remix engineer
  • Gerry Block – assistant engineer
  • Dave Wittman – assistant engineer
  • Deborah Turbville – photography
  • Michaele Vollbracht – shopping bag
  • Kenn Duncan – poster photos
  • Richard Amsel – inner sleeve illustration

Track listing:

  1. Strangers in the Night – Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder
  2. I Don’t Want the Night to End – Phoebe Snow
  3. Mr. Rockefeller – Jerry Blatt, Bette Midler
  4. Old Cape Cod – Claire Rothrock, Allan Jeffrey, Milton Yakus
  5. Buckets of Rain – Bob Dylan
  6. Love Says It’s Waiting – Nick Holmes
  7. Shiver Me Timbers / Samedi et Vendredi – Tom Waits, Bette Midler, Moogy Klingman
  8. No Jestering – Carlton Malcolm
  9. Tragedy – Gerald Nelson, Fred Burch
  10. Marahuana – Arthur Jonston, Sam Coslow
  11. Let Me Just Follow Behind – Moogy Klingman

On May 23, 1975.

On May 23, 1975. “Bearsville” label released “Initiation” the sixth Todd Rundgren, solo studio album. It was recorded in 1975 at “Secret Sound Studio”, “Media Sound Studio” and ”Bearsville Sound Studio”, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren – vocals, guitars, sitar, keyboards, synthesizers, piano, ARP string ensemble, string arrangements
  • Roger Powell – keyboards, synthesizers, synthesizer programming, nose flute, trumpet
  • Mark Klingman – keyboards, synthesizers
  • John Siegler,Dan Hartman, John Miller – bass
  • Ralph Schuckett – clavinet
  • Kevin Ellman, John “Willie” Wilcox, Barry Lazarowitz, Roy Markowitz,Rick Marotta, Chris Parker, Bernard Purdie – drums
  • Bob Rose – rhythm guitars
  • Rick Derringer – bass, guitars
  • Edgar Winter,David Sanborn – saxophone
  • Barbara Burton, Lee Pastora – percussion
  • Jack Malken – recording engineer

Track lsiting:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren.

  1. Real Man
  2. Born to Synthesize
  3. The Death of Rock and Roll
  4. Eastern Intrigue
  5. Initiation
  6. Fair Warning
  7. A Treatise on Cosmic Fire
    • Intro -Prana
    • The Fire of Mind – or: Solar Fire
    • The Fire of Spirit – or: Electric Fire
    • The Internal Fire – or: Fire by Friction
      1. Mûlâdhâra: The Dance of Kundalini
      2. Svâdhishthâna: Bam, Bham, Mam, Yam, Ram, Lam, Thank You, Mahm
      3. Manipûra: Seat of Fire
      4. Anâhata: The Halls of Air
      5. Vishudda: Sounds Beyond Ears
      6. Ajnâ: Sights Beyond Eyes
      7. Brahmarandhra: Nirvana Shakri
    • Outro – Prana

 

 

On September 29, 1980.

On September 29, 1980, “MCA” label released “Carnaval”, the fourth Spyro Gyra album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Secret Sound Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Jay Beckenstein and Richard Calandra.

Personnel:

  • Jay Beckenstein – saxophones, piano
  • Tom Schuman, Jeremy Wall – keyboards
  • Dave Samuels – marimba, vibraphone
  • Chet Catallo, Hiram Bullock, Rick Strauss, John Tropea – guitar
  • Jim Kurzdorfer – bass
  • Eli Konikoff – drums
  • Gerardo Velez – percussion
  • Michael Brecker – flute
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Tom Malone – trombone, trumpet
  • Rob Mounsey – synthesizer
  • Will Lee – bass guitar
  • David Darling – cello
  • Steve Jordan – drums
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion, congas
  • Steve Kroon, Richard Calandra – percussion
  • Jeremy Wall – assistant producer, conductor, horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Tom Schuman – conductor, horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Neil Dorfsman, Jack Malken – engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Cafe Amore – Chet Catallo
  2. Dizzy – Tom Schuman, Eli Konikoff
  3. Awakening – Jeremy Wall
  4. Cachaca – Jay Beckenstein
  5. Fox Trot – Jay Beckenstein
  6. Sweet ‘n’ Savvy – Tom Schuman
  7. Bittersweet – Jay Beckenstein
  8. Carnaval – Jeremy Wall

In June 1984.

In June 1984, “Slash” label released “Hallowed Ground”, the second Violent Femmes album. It was recorded in January 1984, at “Secret Sound Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Mark Van Hecke.

Personnel:

  • Gordon Gano– vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, violin
  • Brian Ritchie– acoustic bass, electric bass, slide bass, celesta, marimba, jew’s harp, vocals
  • Victor DeLorenzo– tranceaphone, trap and electric drum sets, stompatron, percussion, vocals
  • Mark Van Hecke – piano, organ
  • Tony Trischka– banjo
  • Christina Houghton – autoharp
  • Peter Balestrieri – vocals, saxophone, harmonica
  • Cynthia Gano Lewis – vocals
  • Drake Scott – cornetto, sackbut
  • John Zorn– alto saxophone, clarinet, game calls
  • John Tanner – clarinet
  • Engineers – John Tanner, Warren Bruleigh

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Gano.

  1. Country Dead Song
  2. I Hear the Rain
  3. Never Tell
  4. Jesus Walking on the Water
  5. I Know It’s True but I’m Sorry to Say
  6. Hallowed Ground
  7. Sweet Misery Blues
  8. Black Girls
  9. It’ Gonna Rain

In February 1974.

todd

In February 1974, “Bearsville” label released “Todd”, the fifth Todd Rundgren album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Secret Sound Studio” and “Wollman Rink”, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren– guitars, vocals, keyboards, synthesizers, bass, drums, drum machine, percussion, other instruments
  • Mark “Moogy” Klingman– keyboards, organ, piano, electric piano
  • Ralph Schuckett– bass, clavinet, organ
  • John Siegler – bass,cello
  • Bill Gelber –bass
  • John Miller – bass
  • Kevin Ellman –drums, percussion
  • Wells Kelly – drums
  • Chris Parker – drums
  • Peter Ponzol –soprano sax
  • Michael Brecker– horn, saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– horn, saxophone, trumpet
  • Barry Rogers –trombone
  • “Legs” Larry Smith- tap-dancing
  • Steve Hammonds – project coordinator
  • Paul Lester – sleeve notes
  • Alen MacWeeney – cover photo, photography
  • Andrew Pearce – mastering
  • Sarah Southin – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren except where noted.

  1. How About a Little Fanfare?
  2. I Think You Know
  3. The Spark of Life
  4. An Elpee’s Worth of Toons
  5. A Dream Goes On Forever
  6. Lord Chancellor’s Nightmare Song – S. Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan
  7. Drunken Blue Rooster
  8. The Last Ride
  9. Everybody’s Going to Heaven / King Kong Reggae
  10. 1 Lowest Common Denominator
  11. Useless Begging
  12. Sidewalk Cafe
  13. Izzat Love?
  14. Heavy Metal Kids
  15. In and Out the Chakras We Go (Formerly: Shaft Goes to Outer Space)
  16. Don’t You Ever Learn?
  17. Sons of 1984

On March 2, 1973.

Wizard

On March 2, 1973, “Bearsville” label released “A Wizard, a True Star”, the fourth solo Todd Rundgren album. It was recorded in 1972 and 1973, at “Secret Sound Studio” in New York, and was produced by Todd Rundgren. The cover painting is by Arthur Wood.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren– vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Michael Brecker– saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– horn
  • Rick Derringer– guitar
  • Mark “Moogy” Klingman– keyboards
  • Jean-Yves “M. Frog” Labat –synthesizer
  • Barry Rogers– trombone
  • David Sanborn– saxophone
  • Ralph Schuckett– keyboards
  • John Siegler –bass guitar, cello
  • John Siomos– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren except where noted.

  1. International Feel
  2. Never Never Land – Betty Comden,Adolph Green and Jule Styne
  3. Tic Tic Tic It Wears Off
  4. You Need Your Head
  5. Rock and Roll Pussy
  6. Dogfight Giggle
  7. You Don’t Have to Camp Around
  8. Flamingo
  9. Zen Archer
  10. Just Another Onionhead / Da da Dali
  11. When the Shit Hits the Fan/Sunset Blvd.
  12. Le Feel Internacionale
  13. Sometimes I Don’t Know What to Feel
  14. Does Anybody Love You?
  15. Medley
    • I’m So Proud – Curtis Mayfield
    • Ooh Baby Baby – Smokey Robinson and Warren “Pete” Moore
    • La La Means I Love You – William Hart and Thom Bell
    • Cool Jerk – Donald Storball
  16. Hungry for Love
  17. I Don’t Want to Tie You Down
  18. Is It My Name?
  19. Just One Victory