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Nektar: The Other Side

On January 24, 2020, “Esoteric Antenna” label released “The Other Side”, the 15th Nektar album. It was recorded in 2019, at “Shorefire Recording Studios” in Long Branch, NJ, and was produced by Benjamin Meade.

Personnel:

  • Ryche Chlanda – vocals, guitar
  • Kendall Scott – keyboards, synth 
  • Randy Dembo – twelve string guitar, bass
  • Derek Moore – vocals, bass, liner notes
  • Ron Howden – vocals, drums
  • Roye Albrighton – guitar
  • Joe DeMaio – engineer
  • Vinny Schmid – recording
  • Leon Zervos – mastering
  • Helmut Wenske – cover art
  • Jay Petsko – design, photography
  • Mick Brockett – visual concept, liner notes
  • Ed Igoe – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. I’m on Fire
  2. Skywriter
  3. Love Is / The Other Side
  4. Drifting
  5. Devil’s Door
  6. The Light Beyond
  7. Look Thru Me
  8. Y Can’t I B More Like U

 

Skyhooks: Ego Is Not a Dirty Word

In July 1975, “Mushroom” label released “Ego Is Not a Dirty Word”, the second Skyhooks studio album. It was recorded January – May 1975, at “TCS Studios” in Melbourne, and was produced by Duke Wilson. In 1975, at the Australian “King of Pop Awards”, “Ego Is Not a Dirty Word”, was voted the “Most Popular Australian Album”.

Personnel:

  • Shirley Strachan – lead vocals
  • Red Symons – guitar, backing vocals
  • Bob “Bongo” Starkie – guitar, backing vocals
  • Greg Macainsh – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Imants Alfred Strauks – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Peter Jones – Fender Rhodes piano, marimba and vibes, chimes, boobams
  • Greg Sneddon – Arp synthesizer
  • Ross Wilson – Yamaha synthesiser, vocal harmonies
  • Andy Cowan – Mini Moog
  • Col Loughnan – tenor and baritone saxophones
  • Pat Wilson – finger cymbals
  • Ian Mason – harmony vocals
  • Jenny Keath – harmony vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Greg Macainsh, except where noted.

  1. Ego Is Not a Dirty Word
  2. Love on the Radio – Greg Macainsh, Steve Hill
  3. Saturday Night
  4. Love’s Not Good Enough
  5. The Other Side
  6. Smartarse Songwriters
  7. Mercedes Ladies
  8. All My Friends Are Getting Married
  9. Every Chase a Steeple – Red Symons

ON February 23, 2015.

On February 23, 2015, “Test Card Recordings” label released “The Race for Space”, the second Public Service Broadcasting studio album. It was recorded in 2014, at “Jacamar Studios”, “The Pool Studios” and “Abbey Road Studios”, and was produced by J Willgoose, Esq. and Wrigglesworth.

Personnel:

  • J Willgoose, Esq. – guitars, synths, bass, banjo, percussion, sampling
  • Richard Andrews – piano
  • Wrigglesworth – drums, vibraphone, handclaps
  • Guy Passey – alto saxophone
  • John Moore – baritone saxophone
  • Sebastian Philpott – trumpet
  • Iain Maxwell – trombone
  • Christopher Smith – trombone 
  • Thomas Greed – violin
  • David Larkin – violin
  • Mircea Belei – viola
  • Leah Evans – cello
  • Clementine Vale – cello
  • Katherine Blamire – vocals
  • Jessica Davies – vocals
  • Kate Bishop – alto
  • Ruth Kiang – alto
  • Eleanor Minney – alto
  • Helen Parker – alto
  • Emma Brain-Gabbott – soprano
  • Joanna Forbes L’Estrange – soprano , chorus master
  • Chloë Morgan – soprano
  • Ann De Renais – soprano
  • Ben Fleetwood Smyth – tenor
  • Paul Grier – bass
  • James Mawson – bass
  • Joe Stoddart – bass
  • Lawrence Wallington – bass
  • Lawrence White – bass
  • Alex Parish – handclaps, “and tea”
  • Jonathan Sagis – handclaps
  • Sam Wheat – recording, engineer
  • Joe Rubel – engineer
  • Matt Mysko – engineer assistant
  • Jonathan Sagis – engineer assistant
  • Stefano Civetta – second assistant engineer
  • Tim Young – mastering

Track listing:

  1. The Race for Space – John F. Kennedy’s September 1962 Speech (inspiring event)
  2. Sputnik – Sputnik 1 1957 – First satellite (inspiring event)
  3. Gagarin – Vostok 1 1961 – First human in space (inspiring event)
  4. Fire in the Cockpit – Apollo 1 disaster 1967 – First planned Apollo mission (inspiring event)
  5. E.V.A. – Voskhod 2 -1965 – First spacewalk (inspiring event)
  6. The Other Side – Apollo 8 – 1968 – First human orbit of the Moon (inspiring event)
  7. Valentina – Vostok 6 – 1963 – First woman and first civilian in space (inspiring event)
  8. Go! – Apollo 11 (1969 – First Moon landing by a crewed spacecraft (inspiring event)
  9. Tomorrow – Apollo 17 – 1972 – Final Apollo mission (inspiring event)

On November 11, 2014.

On November 11, 2014, “Metropolis Records” label released “Superstition”, the sixth Birthday Massacre studio album. It was recorded in 2014, at “Dire Studios”, “The Altar Studios” in Toronto, Canada, and was produced by Michael Rainbow and Michael Falcore.

Personnel:

  • Chibi – performance
  • Michael Rainbow – performance, mixing, album cover design
  • Michael Falcore – performance, mixing
  • Aaron Cunningham – design, artwork
  • Nathaniel Radmacher – additional bass
  • Nik Pesut – additional percussion
  • Dave Ogilvie – mix engineer, mixing
  • Karl Dicaire – assistant mix engineer
  • Noah Mintz – mastering 
  • Owen MacKinder – album cover design
  • Andrew Rainbow – album cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Chibi, Rainbow and Michae Falcore, except where noted.

  1. Divide
  2. Diaries
  3. Superstition – co-written with Aaron Cunningham
  4. Destroyer
  5. Surrender
  6. Oceania
  7. Rain
  8. Beyond
  9. The Other Side
  10. Trinity

On May 11, 1993.

On May 11, 1993, “Relativity” label released “Kingdom of Desire”, the eighth Toto studio album. It was recorded in 1992 at “A&M Studios”, “Skywalker Studios”, Schnee Studios”, “Devonshire Sound Studios”, “Record One”, “Rumbo Recorders”, “Castle Oak Studios”, “Track Record”, “Mad Hatter Studios”, “Pacifique Recording Studios”, “Enterprise Studios” and “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Danny Kortchmar, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Mike Porcaro and Jeff Porcaro.

Personnel:

  • Steve Lukather– lead and backing vocals, guitars
  • David Paich– piano, organ, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Mike Porcaro– bass guitar
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, percussion
  • Steve Porcaro– synthesizers
  • John Jessel – synthesizer programming
  • J. Vanston– synthesizer
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Jim Keltner– percussion
  • Chris Trujillo – percussion
  • Joe Porcaro– percussion
  • Gary Herbig – saxophone
  • Don Menza– saxophone
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet
  • John Elefante– backing vocals
  • Alex Brown – backing vocals
  • Phillip Ingram– backing vocals
  • Angel Rogers – backing vocals
  • Fred White – backing vocals
  • Steve George– backing vocals
  • Richard Page– backing vocals
  • Bobby Womack– backing vocals
  • John Fogerty– backing vocals
  • Kevin Dorsey – backing vocals
  • Arnold McCuller– backing vocals
  • Billy Sherwood– backing vocals
  • Stan Lynch– backing vocals
  • Jenny Douglas-McRae – backing vocals
  • Jackie McGhee – backing vocals
  • Phil Perry– backing vocals
  • Jess Sutcliffe – production coordination, engineer
  • Niko Bolas, John Jessel, Greg Ladanyi – engineer
  • Anas Allaf, Mike Arvold, Shawn Berman, Kyle Bess, Ken Deranteriasian, Bob Edwards, Jeff Graham, Rob Jaczko, Dick Kaneshiro, Fred Kelly Jr., Ed Korengo, Keith Kresge, Tim Larber, Randy Long, Jeff Lorenzen, Rick Plant, Chris Rich, Rail Rogut, Thom Russo, Darian Sahanaja, M.T. Silva, Mick Stern, Bart Stevens, Randy Wine – recording engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig- mastering
  • Nancy Donald – art direction
  • Rick Patrick – illustration, logo design
  • Dennis Keeley – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Lukather, David Paich, Mike Porcaro and Jeff Porcaro, except where noted.

  1. Gypsy Train
  2. Don’t Chain My Heart
  3. Never Enough – Steve Lukather, David Paich, Mike Porcaro, Jeff Porcaro, Fee Waybill
  4. How Many Times
  5. 2 Hearts
  6. Wing of Time
  7. She Knows the Devil
  8. The Other Side – David Paich, Billy Sherwood, Rory Kaplan
  9. Only You
  10. Kick Down the Walls – Danny Kortchmar, Stan Lynch
  11. Kingdom of Desire – Danny Kortchmar
  12. Jake to the Bone