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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…
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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

On August 10, 1993.

On August 10, 1993, “Columbia” label released “River of Dreams”, the twelve Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded in 1992, at The Boathouse at the “Island Boatyard” in Shelter Island, NY, “Cove City Sound Studios” in Glen Cove, NY and “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Billy Joel, Danny Kortchmar, Joe Nicolo and David Thoener. The album cover was a painting by Christie Brinkley (Joel’s then-wife). The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”; 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada; Platinum in Germany by “BMVI”; 2 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”; Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”; and 5 x Platinum in US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Billy Joel: lead vocals, clavinet, Hammond organ, background vocals, piano, organ, synthesizer, keyboards
  • Zachary Alford: – drums
  • Phillip Ballou, Katreese Barnes, Dennis Collins, Will Downing, Frank Floyd, Diane Garisto, Stephanie James, Devora Johnson, Corliss Stafford, Brenda White-King – choir vocals
  • Tommy Byrnes: guitar
  • Richie Cannata: tenor sax
  • Schuyler Deale: bass
  • Lewis Del Gatto: orchestra manager
  • Liberty DeVitto: drums
  • Laurence Etkin: trumpet
  • Wrecia Ford: background vocals
  • Arno Hecht: baritone sax
  • Lonnie Hillyer: bass
  • Jeff Jacobs: synthesizer, additional programming
  • Color Me Badd: backing vocals
  • Jeff Lee Johnson: bass
  • Steve Jordan: drums
  • Curtis Rance King, Jr.: choir conductor and contractor
  • Danny Kortchmar: guitar
  • Andy Kravitz: percussion
  • Osvaldo Melindez: trombone
  • Ira Newborn: orchestration
  • Jim Saporito: percussion
  • Marlon Saunders: choir vocals, background vocals
  • Frank Simms, George Simms: background vocals
  • M. Stevens: bass
  • Crystal Taliefero: vocal arrangement, background vocals
  • Chuck Treece: bass
  • Mike Tyler: guitar
  • Leslie West: guitat
  • David Witworth: background vocals
  • A&R – Don DeVito
  • Art, commerce – Jeff Schock
  • Art direction – Christopher Austopchuk
  • Design – Sara Rotman
  • Engineers – Carl Glanville, Joe Nicolo, Phil Nicolo, Dick Grobelny
  • Engineer – Dan Hetzel
  • Engineer – Brian Vibberts
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen
  • Mixed by Niko Bolas, David Thoener, Joe Nicolo, Phil Nicolo
  • Photography – Glen Erler
  • Production coordinator – Bill Zampino
  • Recorded by Bob Thrasher, Bradshaw Leigh, Dave Wilkerson, Jay Healy.
  • Technical Support – Andrew Baker*, Artie Smith, Courtney Spencer, Dave Hofbauer, David Hewitt, Doug Kleeger, Greg Garland, Howie Mendelson, Jon “J.D.” Dworkow*, Larry DeMarco, Laura Delia, Lester Baylinson, Peter Goodrich, Steve Bramberg.

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel.

  1. No Man’s Land
  2. The Great Wall of China
  3. Blonde Over Blue
  4. A Minor Variation
  5. Shades of Grey
  6. All About Soul
  7. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
  8. The River of Dreams
  9. Two Thousand Years
  10. Famous Last Words