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On August 5, 2008.

On August 5, 2008, “Nonesuch” label released “Harps and Angels”, the eleventh  Randy Newman studio album. It was recorded in 2008, at “Recorded at Sunset Sound Studios” in Hollywood, “The Newman Stage”, “Twentieth Century Fox Studios” in Beverly Hills, and was produced by Mitchell Froom and Lenny Waronker.

Track listing:

  • Randy Newman – pianist, bandleader
  • Greg Cohen- bass
  • Steve Donnelly – guitar
  • Pete Thomas- drums
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel and acoustic slide guitar
  • Mitchell Froom- keyboard and organ
  • Violins: Roger Wilkie (concertmaster), Eun-Mee Ahn, Jacqueline Brand, Kevin Connolly, Joel Derouin, Julie Ann Gigante, Natalie Leggett, Helen Nightengale, Alyssa Park, Sara Parkins, Katia Popov, Rafael Rishik, Anatoly Rosinsky, Marc Sazer, Tereza Stanislav, Lisa M. Sutton, Sarah Thornblade, Irina Voloshina
  • Violas: Brian Dembow (first viola), Robert Berg, Thomas Diener, Steven Gordon, Roland Kato, Darrin McCann, Victoria Miskolczy, Michael Nowak, Shanti Randall, David Walther
  • Violoncelli: Dennis Karmazyn (first cello), Antony Cooke, Steve Erdody, Christine Ermacoff, Armen Ksajikian, Andrew Shulman, David Speltz, Cecelia Tsan
  • Bass violins: Michael Valerio (first bass violin), Drew Dembowski, Edward Meares, Susan Ranney
  • Flutes: James Walker, Norda Mullen, Geraldine Rotella, David Shostac
  • Clarinets: Gary Boyver, Stuart Clark, Donald Foster, Marty Krystall
  • Saxophones: Daniel Higgins, Gary Foster, Greg Huckins, Bill Liston, Brian Scanlon
  • Oboes: Thomas Boyd, Leslie Reed
  • Bassoons: Kenneth Munday, Michael O’Donovan, Judith Farmer
  • French horns: James Thatcher, Mark Adams, Richard Todd
  • Trumpets: Warren Luening, Malcolm McNab, Daniel Fornero, Jon Lewis, Timothy Morrison
  • Trombones: William Booth, Bruce Fowler, Alesander Iles, William Reichenbach, George Thatcher
  • Tuba: Doug Tornquist
  • Percussion (including mallets): Alan Estes, Gregory Goodall
  • Harps: Jo Ann Turovsky, Allison Allport
  • Accordion: Frank Marocco
  • Background vocals: Carmen Carter, Tim Davis, Luana Jackman, Steve Jackson, Rick Logan, Susan Stevens Logan, Fletcher Sheridan, Oren Waters, Terry Woods
  • Engineered by David Boucher
  • Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig
  • Angry Belgians on “A Piece of the Pie”: Kathie Van Kerckhoven and Jeremy Altervain
  • Happy immigrants on “Laugh and Be Happy”: Los Amigos Locos del Este
  • Orchestral contractor: Sandy DeCrescent
  • Music preparation: Jo Ann Kane Music Services
  • Vocal contractor: Luana Jackman
  • Album photography: Autumn De Wilde
  • Stock photography for booklet by Jupiterimages, Perry Mastrovito, and Photo 24
  • Art direction and design: Barbara De Wilde
  • Production manager for Nonesuch Records: Eli Cane
  • Editorial coordinator for Nonesuch Records: Ronen Givony
  • Executive in charge of production for Nonesuch Records: Karina Beznicki
  • Executive producer: Robert Hurwitz

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman

  1. Harps and Angels
  2. Losing You
  3. Laugh and Be Happy
  4. A Few Words in Defense of Our Country
  5. A Piece of the Pie
  6. Easy Street
  7. Korean Parents
  8. Only a Girl
  9. Potholes
  10. Feels Like Home
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On August 25, 1986.

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On August 25, 1986, “Parlaphone” label released “Press to Play”, the sixth Paul McCartney studio album. It was recorded March–May 1985, at McCartney’s “Sussex studios” and October–December 1985 at McCartney’s Scottish studios, and was produced by Paul McCartney, Hugh Padgham and Phil Ramone. The album cover’s photograph was taken by George Hurrell, using the same box camera that he used in Hollywood in the 1930s and the 1940s, for his photographs of movie stars of the 1930s and 1940s like Clark Gable and Greta Garbo,

Personnel:

  • Paul McCartney– lead vocals, bass guitar, acoustic and electric guitars, piano, keyboards, synthesizers
  • Neil Jason– bass guitar
  • Eric Stewart– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Pete Townshend– electric guitars
  • Carlos Alomar– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Eddie Rayner– keyboards
  • Nick Glennie-Smith– keyboards
  • Simon Chamberlain – piano
  • Linda McCartney– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Phil Collins– drums, percussion
  • Jerry Marotta– drums, percussion
  • John Bradbury– drums, percussion
  • Graham Ward– drums, percussion
  • Ray Cooper– percussion
  • Dick Morrissey– tenor saxophone
  • Lenny Pickett– alto and tenor saxophone
  • Gary Barnacle– saxophone
  • Gavyn Wright– violin solo
  • Kate Robbins– harmony vocals
  • Ruby James – harmony vocals
  • James McCartney– spoken word
  • Steve Jackson– spoken word
  • Eddie Klein – spoken word
  • John Hammel – spoken word
  • Matt Howe – spoken word
  • Tony Visconti– orchestral arrangements
  • Anne Dudley– orchestral arrangements
  • Hugh Padgham – engineer
  • Tony Clark– assistant engineer
  • Jon Kelly– assistant engineer
  • Peter Mew– assistant engineer
  • Matt Howe – assistant engineer
  • Steve Jackson – assistant engineer
  • Haydn Bendall– assistant engineer
  • Hugh Padgham – mixer except “Press” mixed by Bert Bevans and Steve Forward; and “It’s Not True” mixed by Julian Mendelsohn

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul McCartney and Eric Stewart, except where noted.

  1. Stranglehold
  2. Good Times Coming/Feel the Sun – Paul McCartney
  3. Talk More Talk – Paul McCartney
  4. Footprints
  5. Only Love Remains – Paul McCartney
  6. Press – Paul McCartney
  7. Pretty Little Head
  8. Move Over Busker
  9. Angry
  10. However Absurd