On August 19, 1997, “EMI Music Canada” label released “Transmission”, the fourth Tea Party studio album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Alkemical Studios” in Montreal, “NRG Studios” in Los Angeles, “Le Studio” in Morin Heights, and was produced by Jeff Marti.
Jeff Martin – vocals, guitar, recording, mixing
Stuart Chatwood – bass, keyboards, art concept
Jeff Burrows – drums, percussion
Adam Kasper – mixing
Don Hachey, Brian Virtue, Robert Carranza – mixing assistant
Bob Ludwig – mastering
Don Hachey, Lee Moro – recording assistant
Cover painting: “The Earth We Inherit” by Stuart Chatwood
James St. Laurent – art concept
Verve Graphic Design Consultants Inc – design
Joseph Cultice – photography
All tracks by Jeff Martin, Stuart Chatwood and Jeff Burrows.
On July 29, 1986, “Family Productions” and “Columbia” labels released “The Bridge”, the tenth Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded 1985 – 1986, at “The Power Station”, “Chelsea Sound”, “RCA Studios”, in New York City and “Evergreen Studios”, in Burbank, California, and was produced by Phil Ramone. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.
Billy Joel– lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano, synthesizers, electric guitar, Fender Rhodes
Ray Charles– acoustic piano, lead vocals
David Brown – guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar
Russell Javors– guitar
Liberty DeVitto– drums, percussion
Doug Stegmeyer– bass guitar
Mark Rivera– tenor and alto saxophone
Rob Mounsey– synthesizer, orchestration
Jeff Bova– synthesizer, orchestration
Steve Winwood– Hammond B3 organ
Dean Parks– guitar
John McCurry– guitar
Neil Stubenhaus– bass guitar
Ron Carter– acoustic bass
Neil Jason– bass guitar
Vinnie Colaiuta– drums
Jimmy Bralower – percussion
Eddie Daniels– alto saxophone
Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone
Dave Bargeron– trombone
Marvin Stamm– trumpet
Alan Rubin– trumpet
Don Brooks– harmonica
Patrick Williams– arrangements
Philippe Saisse– orchestration
Peter Hewlett – backing vocals
Cyndi Lauper– harmony vocals
Joseph D’Ambrosio – production coordinator
Jim Boyer – engineer
Steve Boyer, David Dickson, Bradshaw Leigh, Fred Tenny – engineer assistant
Ricki Begin, Peter Bergren, Mark Betts, Steve Buller, Cary Butler, Gary Ciuzio, Ed Evans, Bruce Howell, Joe Lopes, Frank Rodriguez, Billy Rothschild, Joe Salvatto, Audrey Tanaka, Phil Vachon – technical support
Ted Jensen– mixing
Mark Larson – design
Brad Holland – cover painting
Patrick Demarchelier – photography
Larry Busacca, Phil Ramone, Charles Reilly – sleeve photography
On November 20, 1967, “Blue Note” label released “A New Conception”, the third Sam Rivers studio album. It was recorded on October 11, 1966, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.
On July 15, 1997, “Wax Trax!” label released “Metropolis”, the fourth Sister Machine Gun studio album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Warzone Recorders & Chicago Recording Company” in Chicago and “Battery Studios K2” in New York, and was produced by Chris Randall and John Fryer.
Chris Randall – vocals, keyboards, piano, guitar, programming, B-3
Richard Deacon – bass
Kevin Temple – drums
Brian Sarche, Reeves Gabrels- guitar
Catherine Bent, Serena Jost – cello
Rob Thomas, Ted Falcon – violin
Mars Williams – saxophone
John Fryer- additional programming, backing vocals, Radio Shack 50-in-one science kit
Amanda Riesman – string arrangements.
Martin Czembor – backing vocals, German rant, NYC street noise
On April 8, 1983, “Virgin” label released “The Luxury Gap”, the second Heaven 17 album. It was recorded at “Townhouse Studios”, “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by British Electric Foundation and Greg Walsh. In 1984, the album was certified Platinum by “BPI”.
Glenn Gregory– vocals
Ian Craig Marsh– synthesizer programming
Martyn Ware– Linn LM-1, synthesizer programming, vocals
Simon Phillips- drums
All tracks by Glenn Gregory, Ian Craig Marsh, Martyn Ware.
On February 15, 1980, “F-Beat” label released “Get Happy!!”, the fourth Elvis Costello album, third one with the Attractions. It was recorded in October 1979, and was produced by Nick Lowe. Album sleeve was designed by “F-Beat” art director Barney Bubbles. Magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “Get Happy” at number 11 of its list of the “100 Greatest Albums of the 1980s”. In 2012, “Slant” magazine ranked the album at number 68 on its list of “Best Albums of the 1980s.
Elvis Costello– vocals, guitar, organ, all instruments on “New Amsterdam”
Steve Nieve– piano, organ
Bruce Thomas– bass, harmonica
Pete Thomas– drums
All tracks by Elvis Costello except where noted.
Love for Tender
Man Called Uncle
Clowntime Is Over
I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down – Homer Banks, Allen Jones