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On June 20, 1980.

On June 20, 1980, “A&M” label released “Rise Up”, the eight Peter Frampton album. It was recorded in November 1980, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Peter Frampton.

Personnel:

  • Peter Frampton – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards
  • Bos Sabino – keyboards
  • Bob Mayo – keyboards, guitar, backing vocals
  • Billy Alessi – Yamaha CP 70, Korg ES 50
  • Elliot Randall – backing guitar
  • John Regan – bass guitar
  • Stanley Sheldon – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Gary Mallaber – drums 
  • Jamie Oldaker – drums
  • Anton Fig – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Frampton, except where noted.

  1. You Kill Me
  2. I Don’t Wanna Let You Go
  3. Rise Up – Alessi Brothers
  4. Breaking All The Rules – Peter Frampton, Keith Reid
  5. Wasting The Night Away
  6. Midland Maniac – Steve Winwood, lyrics reworked by Peter Frampton
  7. I Can’t Stand It (Live)
  8. I’m in You (Live)

On March 4, 1989.

On March 4, 1989, “London” label released “The Big Area”, the second Then Jerico album. It was recorded in 1988, at “The Manor”, “Olympic” “Abbey Road” “Townhouse” and “Air” in UK, “Sunset Sound”, “Westlake”, Summa”, “Sound Castle” and “The Hit Factory” in USA, and was produced by Rhett Davies and Peter Henderson.

Personnel:

  • Mark Shaw – vocals
  • Chris Youdell – keyboards
  • Robert Downes – guitar
  • Scott Taylor – rhythm guitar
  • Jason Stainthorpe – bass guitar
  • Steve Wren – drums, percussion
  • Belinda Carlisle – background vocals
  • Charles Judge – keyboards
  • Paul Buckmaster – string arrangements
  • John Brough – engineer
  • Peter Henderson – engineer
  • Richard Sullivan – engineer

Track listing:

All lyrics by Mark Shaw, all music by Mark Shaw, Chris Youdell, Robert Downes, Scott Taylor, Jason Stainthorpe and Steve Wren, except where noted.

  1. Big Area
  2. What Does It Takes – Sandy Stuart, David Munday
  3. You Ought to Know
  4. Song for the Brokenhearted
  5. Darkest Hour – Mark Shaw, Scott Taylor, Chris Youdell
  6. Reeling
  7. Where You Lie
  8. Sugar Box
  9. Helpless
  10. Under Fire

On January 16, 1990.

On January 16, 1990, “Blackheart/CBS-Sony” labels released “The Hit List”, the seventh Joan Jett album. It was recorded 1986 – 1989, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Kenny Laguna, Thom Panunzio, and Joan Jett. The album features covers of songs by other authors.

Personnel:

  • Joan Jett – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Ricky Byrd – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Kasim Sulton – bass, backing vocals
  • Thommy Price – drums
  • Sandy Gennaro – drums
  • Ray Davies, Peppy Castro – vocals, guitar
  • Ronnie Lawson – keyboards
  • Bashiri Johnson – percussion
  • Darlene Love, Chuck Kentis – backing vocals
  • Crispin Cioe – baritone saxophone
  • Robert Funk – trombone
  • Arno Hecht – tenor saxophone
  • Paul Litteral – trumpet
  • Kenny Laguna – various instruments, backing vocals
  • Thom Panunzio – engineer, mixing
  • Jay Healy – engineer, mixing
  • Tom Cadley, John Aiosa, Paul Logas – engineer
  • Tom Fritze, Rick Travali, Robert Smith, Michael Gilbert, Andrew Grassi – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Dirty Deeds – Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott
  2. Love Hurts – Boudleaux Bryant
  3. Pretty Vacant – Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Johnny Rotten
  4. Celluloid Heroes – Ray Davies
  5. Tush – Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard, Dusty Hill
  6. Time Has Come Today – Joe Chambers, Willie Chambers
  7. Up from the Skies – Jimi Hendrix
  8. Have You Ever Seen the Rain – John Fogerty
  9. Love Me Two Times – Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, Robby Krieger
  10. Roadrunner USA – Jonathan Ritchman

On January 11, 1974.

On January 11, 1974, “Elektra” label released “Hotcakes”, the fourth Carly Simon studio album. It was recorded in September 1973, at “Producers Workshop” in Los Angeles, and October – November 1973, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Richard Perry.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, whistle
  • James Taylor – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, horn arrangements and conductor
  • Kenny Ascher – acoustic piano, Hammond organ
  • Dr. John – acoustic piano, Hammond organ
  • David Spinozza – electric guitar
  • Bucky Pizzarelli – electric guitar
  • Jimmy Ryan – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Robbie Robertson – electric guitar
  • Klaus Voormann – bass guitar
  • Richard Davis – string bass
  • Larry Brean – slap bass 
  • Rick Marotta – drums
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Jim Gordon – drums
  • Billy Cobham – drums
  • Andy Newmark – drums
  • Russ Kunkel – drums
  • Ralph MacDonald – congas, percussion
  • George Devens – cabasa
  • Paul Buckmaster – string and woodwind arrangements, conductor
  • Howard Johnson – baritone saxophone, tuba 
  • Bobby Keys – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Barry Rogers – trombone 
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
  • Lani Groves – backing vocals
  • Carl Hall – backing vocals
  • Tasha Thomas – backing vocals
  • Todd Graff – backing vocals
  • Lucy Simon – backing vocals
  • Benny Diggs – backing vocals
  • Revelation – backing vocals
  • Richard Perry – backing vocals
  • Harry Maslin – engineer, remix
  • Bill Schnee – engineer, remix
  • Blasie Castellano – assistant engineer
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Vincent Cesi (Push Pin Studios) – art direction, design
  • Ed Caraeff – cover photography
  • Vieri Salvadori – centerfold pgotography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon, except where noted.

  1. Safe and Sound – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  2. Mind on my Man
  3. Think I’m Gonna Have a Baby
  4. Older Sister
  5. Just Not True
  6. Hotcakes – James Taylor
  7. Misfit
  8. Forever My Love – Carly Simon, James Taylor
  9. Mockingbird – Inez Foxx, Charlie Foxx, James Taylor
  10. Grownup – Carly Simon
  11. Haven’t Got Time for the Pain – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman

On June 16, 1997.

On June 16, 1997, “Dedicated” label released “Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space”, the third Spiritualized studio album. It was recorded 1995 – 1997, at “Moles Studio” in Bath, “The Church, Rooster and The Strongroom Studios” in London, “House of Blues” in Memphis, “The Hit Factory” in New York, “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jason Pierce and John Coxon.

Personnel:

  • Jason Pierce– vocals, guitars, hammered dulcimer, piano, autoharp, arrangement, horn arrangements, string arrangements, choral arrangements, mixing
  • Kate Radley– organs, piano, Roland D-20 synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Sean Cook – Fender Jazz bass guitar, harmonica
  • Damon Reece– drums, percussion, timbales, bells, timpani
  • John Coxon– guitars, melodica, Roland JD-800synthesizer
  • Ed Coxon – violin
  • J. Cole– pedal steel guitar
  • Angel Corpus Christi– accordion
  • Andy Davis – Hammond organ
  • John– piano and backing vocals
  • Simon Clarke – flute, baritone saxophone
  • Tim Sanders – tenor saxophone
  • Terry Edwards– tenor saxophone
  • Roddy Lorimer – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Neil Sidwell – trombone
  • Tim Jones – French horn
  • The Balanescu Quartet- Alexander Balanescu, Clare Connors – violins,  Kathy Burgess – viola, Sophie Harris – cello
  • London Community Gospel Choir– choir
  • Darren Allison– engineering, mixing
  • Chad Bamford – engineering, mixing
  • Mads Bjerke – engineering, editing, post-production
  • Trevor Curwen – engineering, mixing
  • John Leckie– engineering, mixing
  • Patrick McCarthy– engineering, mixing
  • Patrick McGovern – engineering, mixing
  • Carl Nappa – engineering
  • Darren Nash – engineering, assistant engineering, assistant mixing
  • Lem Lattimer – assistant engineering
  • Chris Scard – assistant engineering
  • Ray Staff– mastering
  • Simon Clarke – horn arrangements
  • Clare Connors – string arrangements
  • Ed Coxon – horn arrangements
  • Basil Hughes – choral arrangements
  • Tim Sanders – horn arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Jason Pierce, except where noted.

  1. Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space – Jason Pierce, George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore
  2. Come Together
  3. I Think I’m in Love
  4. All of My Thoughts
  5. Stay With Me
  6. Electricity
  7. Home of the Brave
  8. The Individual
  9. Broken Heart
  10. No God Only Religion
  11. Cool Waves
  12. Cop Shoot Cop…

On May 28, 1977.

On May 28, 1977, “A&M” label released “I’m in You”, the fifth Peter Frampton album. It was recorded November 197 – April 1977, at “Electric Lady Studios” in Greenwich Village, in New York, “The Record Plant” and “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Peter Frampton, Chris Kimsey, Bob Mayo and Frankie D’Augusta. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Peter Frampton– acoustic, electric and slide guitar, bass guitar, piano, organ, Moog synthesizer, minimoog, ARP String Synthesizer, ARP Axxe, clavinet, harmonica, drums, percussion, vocals, talk box, engineer, mixing
  • Bob Mayo– organ, Hammond B-3, synthesizer, Moog synthesizer, ARP String Synthesizer, ARP Axxe, clavinet, melodica, electric piano, piano, Fender Rhodes, accordion, electric and acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Stanley Sheldon– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • John Siomos– drums, percussion, tambourine
  • Richie Hayward– drums, percussion, congas
  • Stevie Wonder– harmonica
  • Mick Jagger– backing vocals
  • Mike Finnigan– backing vocals
  • Ringo Starr– drums, percussion
  • Chris Kimsey, Bob Mayo, Frankie D’Augusta – engineer, mixing
  • George Marino, Doug Sax, Arnie Acosta – mastering
  • Vartan, Roland Young, Ryan Rogers – art direction
  • Neal Preston, Irving Penn – photography
  • Beth Stempel, Bill Levenson – supervisor, coordinator

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Frampton; except where noted:

  1. I’m in You
  2. (Putting My) Heart on the Line
  3. Thomas (Don’t You Know How I Feel)
  4. Won’t You Be My Friend
  5. You Don’t Have to Worry
  6. Tried to Love
  7. Rocky’s Hot Club
  8. (I’m a) Road Runner – Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr.
  9. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) – Lee Garrett, Lula Mae Hardaway, Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright

On June 25, 1996.

On June 25, 1996, “Epic” label released “Dust”, the seventh and final Screaming Trees studio album. It was recorded 1995-1996 at “Capitol Studios” and “Sunset Sound Factory” in Hollywood, and “The Hit Factory” in New York, and was produced by George Drakoulias.

Personnel:

  • Gary Lee Conner– acoustic and electric guitar, backing vocals, sitar
  • Van Conner- bass, backing vocals, guitar
  • Mark Lanegan- lead vocals, guitar
  • Barrett Martin-  percussion,  cello,  drums,  conga,  harmonium, tabla, djembe
  • George Drakoulias- percussion
  • Chris Goss, Brian Jenkins, 21st Street Singers – backing vocals
  • Mike McCready- guitar solo
  • Jeff Nolan – guita
  • Benmont Tench- organ, electric piano, mellotron, piano
  • Mark Danielson – front cover artwork
  • Danny Clinch – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Conner, Gary Lee Conner, Mark Lanegan except where noted.

  1. Halo of Ashes – Van Conner, Gary Lee Conner, Mark Lanegan, Barrett Martin
  2. All I Know
  3. Look at You
  4. Dying Days
  5. Make My Mind
  6. Sworn and Broken
  7. Witness
  8. Traveler
  9. Dime Western – Van Conner, Gary Lee Conner, Mark Lanegan, Barrett Martin
  10. Gospel Plow – Van Conner, Gary Lee Conner, Mark Lanegan, Barrett Martin

On June 14, 1994.

On June 14, 1994, “Blackheart” / “Warner Bros” labels released “Pure and Simple”, the ninth Joan Jett and the Blackhearts studio album. It was recorded in 1994, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, “Studio Works 11”, “Music Palace” in New York,
“Armoury Studios” in Vancouver, Canada, “Bad Animals Studio” in Seattle, Washington, “Indigo Ranch” in Malibu, California, and was produced by Kenny Laguna, Thom Panunzio, Ed Stasium, Desmond Child, Jim Vallance and Joan Jett.

Personnel:

  • Joan Jett– lead vocals, guitars
  • Tony “Bruno” Rey- lead guitars
  • Kenny Aaronson- bass
  • Thommy Price– drums
  • Ricky Byrd, John Marshall, Billy Karren, Blake Brocksmith – guitar
  • Mike Howe, Kathleen Hanna– vocals
  • Chuck Kentis – keyboards
  • Arno Hecht – saxophone
  • Thom Panunzio- engineer, mixing
  • John Aiosa – engineer, digital editing
  • Lance Clark – digital editing
  • Carl Glanville, Lee Anthony, Tim Donovan, Mike Thompson, Neil Perry, Danny Kadar, Adam Kasper, Delwyn Brooks, Chuck Johnson – assistant engineers
  • Bob Ludwig- mastering

Track listing:

  1. Go Home – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna
  2. Eye to Eye – Joan Jett, Jim Vallance, Kenny Laguna
  3. Spinster – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna
  4. Torture – Joan Jett, Jim Vallance, Kenny Laguna
  5. Rubber & Glue – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna
  6. As I Am – Joan Jett, Desmond Child
  7. Activity Grrrl – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna
  8. Insecure – Joan Jett, Jim Vallance, Kenny Laguna
  9. Wonderin’ – Joan Jett, Jim Vallance, Kenny Laguna
  10. Consumed – Joan Jett, Thommy Price
  11. You Got a Problem – Joan Jett, Desmond Child, Kathleen Hanna
  12. Brighter Day – Joan Jett, Desmond Child

On June 7, 2005.

On June 7, 2005, “Atlantic” label released “Octavarium”, the eighth Dream Theater studio album. It was recorded September 2004 – February 2005, at “The Hit Factory” in, New York City, and was produced by John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy.

Personnel:

  • James LaBrie– lead vocals
  • John Petrucci– guitar, backing vocals, producer
  • Jordan Rudess– keyboards, continuum, lap steel guitar
  • John Myung– bass
  • Mike Portnoy– drums, backing vocals
  • Doug Oberkircher – engineer
  • Colleen Culhane, Kaori Kinoshita, Ryan Simms – assistant engineers
  • Bert Baldwin – additional studio assistance
  • Michael H. Brauer – mixing
  • Keith Gary – assistant and Pro Toolsengineer
  • Will Hensley – second assistant
  • Pyr Osh – mastering
  • Hugh Syme- art direction, design, photography album
  • Orchestra:
  • Concert Master – Elena Barere
  • Katharine Fong, Ann Lehmann, Katherine Livolsi-Stern, Laura McGinniss, Catherine Ro, Ricky Sortomme, Yuri Vodovoz – violins
  • Vincent Lionti, Karen Dreyfus – viola
  • Richard Locker, Jeanne LeBlanc – cello
  • Pamela Sklar – flute
  • Joe Anderer, Stewart Rose – French Horns
  • String quartet:
  • Elena Barere, Carol Webb – violins
  • Vincent Lionti – viola
  • Richard Locker – cello
  • Jamshied Sharifi – strings arrangements, conductor
  • Jill Dell’Abate – orchestral contractor

Track listing:

All music by James LaBrie, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, John Myung and Mike Portnoy.

  1. The Root of All Evil – lyrics by Mike Portnoy
  • Ready
  • Remove
  1. The Answer Lies Within – lyrics by John Petrucci
  2. These Walls – lyrics by John Petrucci
  3. I Walk Beside You – lyrics by John Petrucci
  4. Panic Attack – lyrics by John Petrucci
  5. Never Enough – lyrics by Mike Portnoy
  6. Sacrificed Sons – lyrics by James LaBrie
  7. Octavarium – lyrics by James LaBrie, John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy
  • Someone Like Him
  • Medicate (Awakening)
  • Full Circle
  • Intervals
  • Razor’s Edge

In November 1973.

In November 1973, “Atlantic” label released “Ladies Invited”, the fifth The J. Geils Band album. It was recorded in 1973, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk.

Personnel:

  • Peter Wolf- lead vocals
  • Geils- guitar
  • Magic Dick- harmonica
  • Seth Justman- keyboards
  • Danny Klein- bass
  • Stephen Bladd – drums
  • Engineers: Allan Blazek, Bill Szymczyk
  • Mastering: Zal Schreiber
  • Special assistance: Juke Joint Jimmy
  • Design: Ira Friedlander, Douglas T. Slade
  • Cover design: Antonio, Douglas T. Slade
  • Photography: Robert Agriopoulos
  • Illustrations: Antonio

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Wolf and Seth Justman.

  1. Did You No Wrong
  2. I Can’t Go On
  3. Lay Your Good Thing Down
  4. That’s Why I’m Thinking of You
  5. No Doubt About It
  6. The Lady Makes Demands
  7. My Baby Don’t Love Me
  8. Diddyboppin’
  9. Take a Chance (On Romance)
  10. Chimes