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On July 9, 1995.

On July 9, 1995, “Arista” label “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?”, the thirtieth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded October 1984 – May 1995,at “The Automatt” in San Francisco, “The Plant Recording Studios” in Sausalito, “United Sound Systems” in Detroit, “Right Track Recording” and “The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Aretha Franklin, David A. Stewart and  Narada Michael Walden.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals
  • Walter Afanasieff– keyboards
  • Preston Glass– backing vocals, keyboards, keyboard vibes
  • Peter Wolf– lead vocals
  • Nat Adderley Jr.– keyboards
  • Robbie Kondor – synthesizer
  • Annie Lennox– lead vocals, keyboards
  • David A. Stewart– keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Benmont Tench– Hammond organ
  • Corrado Rustici– guitar, guitar synthesizer
  • Ray Gomez – guitar solo
  • Doc Powell– guitar
  • Steve Khan– guitar
  • Mike Campbell– lead guitar
  • Carlos Santana– guitar solo
  • Randy Jackson– synth bass, bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Louis Johnson– bass guitar
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Narada Michael Walden– drums, percussion, acoustic piano, keyboards
  • Yogi Horton– drums
  • Stan Lynch– drums
  • Shelly Yakus – drums
  • Steve Kroon – percussion
  • Gigi Gonaway– tambourine
  • The Santana Rhythm Section– percussion
  • Andy Narell – steel drums
  • Clarence Clemons– saxophone
  • Paul Riser– string arrangements
  • Dizzy Gillespie– trumpet solo
  • Kitty Beethoven – backing vocals
  • Carolyn Franklin– backing vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap– backing vocals
  • Vicki Randle– backing vocals
  • Sylvester– backing vocals
  • Jeanie Tracy – backing vocals
  • Martha Wash– backing vocals
  • Laundon Von Hendricks – backing vocals
  • Nikita Germaine – backing vocals
  • The Charles Williams Singers – choir
  • Craig Thomas – backing vocals
  • Karen Benington – backing vocals
  • Sandra Feva – backing vocals
  • Margaret Branch – backing vocals
  • Brenda Corbett – backing vocals
  • Sephra Herman – production coordination
  • Clive Davis– executive producer
  • Don Smith – engineer, mixing
  • Josh Abbey – engineer
  • David Frazer – engineer
  • Adam Williams – engineer
  • Jay Willis – assistant engineer
  • Moira Marquis – second engineer
  • Ray Pyle – second engineer
  • Paul Hamingson – second engineer
  • Gordon Logan – second engineer
  • Dominick Celani – assistant engineer
  • Dana Chappelle – second engineer
  • Tim Crich – second engineer
  • Maureen Droney – second engineer
  • Michael Brauer – additional mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Stephen Marcussen– original mastering
  • David A. Stewart – mixing
  • John Pinderhughes – photography
  • Donn Davenport – art direction
  • Artis Lane – painting

Track listing:

  1. Freeway of Love – Jeffrey E. Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
  2. Another Night – Beppe Cantarelli, Roy Freeland
  3. Sweet Bitter Love – Van McCoy
  4. Who’s Zoomin’ Who – Aretha Franklin, Preston Glass, Narada Michael Walden
  5. Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves – Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart
  6. Until You Say You Love Me – Preston Glass, Narada Michael Walden
  7. Ain’t Nobody Ever Loved You – Jeffrey E. Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
  8. Push – Jeffrey E. Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
  9. Integrity – Aretha Franklin
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On April 29, 1985.

Eurythmics_-_Be_Yourself_Tonight

On April 29, 1985, “RCA” label release “Be Yourself Tonight”, the fifth Eurythmics album. It was recorded in January 1985, and was produced by David A. Stewart.

Personnel:

  • Annie Lennox – vocals, keyboards, keyboard sequencers, keyboard programming
  • David A. Stewart – electric and slide guitars , 6-string octave guitar, keyboards, sequencers, bass sequencer, drum programming, mixing
  • Dean Garcia– bass guitar, wood stomping
  • Olle Romo– drums, wood stomping
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Stan Lynch– drums
  • Mike Campbell– guitar
  • Benmont Tench– organ
  • Stevie Wonder– harmonica
  • Dave Plews – trumpet
  • Martin Dobson – saxophones
  • Sadie (and other uncredited performers) – gravel stomping
  • Adam Williams– drum programming
  • Michael Kamen– strings , celeste, keyboard
  • Aretha Franklin– vocals
  • Angel Cross – backing vocals
  • The Charles Williams Singers – backing vocals, gospel choir
  • Elvis Costello– harmony vocals
  • Don Smith, Adam Williams – engineers
  • Jay Willis – assistant engineer
  • Don Smith, Adam Williams
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Recorder: Shelly Yakus
  • Art direction: Laurence Stevens
  • Design: Laurence Stevens
  • Photography: Paul Fortune

Track listing:

All tracks by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, except where noted.

  1. Would I Lie To You
  2. There Must Be an Angel (Playing With My Heart)
  3. I Love You Like a Ball and Chain
  4. Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves
  5. Conditioned Soul
  6. Adrian
  7. It’s Alright (Baby’s Coming Back)
  8. Here Comes That Sinking Feeling
  9. Better to Have Lost in Love (Than Never to Have Loved at All)