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On October 30, 2006.

On October 30, 2006, “Polydor” label released “Endless Wire”, the eleventh Who studio album. It was recorded December 2004 – May 2006, at “Eel Pie Oceanic Studios” in the Boathouse, Twickenham on the banks of the River Thames in Ranelagh and Pete Townshend’s home studio.  Most of the songs from the album were used in the rock musical adaptation of  “The Boy Who Heard Music” which debuted in July 2007 as part of “Vassar College’s Powerhouse Summer Theater” workshop series.

Personnel:

  • Roger Daltrey– lead vocals
  • Pete Townshend– vocals, guitars, bass guitar, drums, piano, keyboards, violin, banjo, mandolin, drum machine
  • Lawrence Ball– electronic music
  • Ellen Blair – viola
  • John “Rabbit” Bundrick– Hammond organ, backing vocals
  • Jolyon Dixon– acoustic guitar
  • Rachel Fuller– keyboards, orchestration supervisor
  • Peter Huntington– drums
  • Gill Morley – violin
  • Vicky Matthews – cello
  • Billy Nicholls– backing vocals
  • Pino Palladino– bass guitar
  • Stuart Ross – bass guitar
  • Zak Starkey– drums
  • Simon Townshend– backing vocals
  • Brian Right – violin
  • Richard Evans– design, art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Pete Townshend except where noted.

  1. Fragments – Pete Townshend, Lawrence Ball
  2. A Man in a Purple Dress
  3. Mike Post Theme
  4. In the Ether
  5. Black Widow’s Eyes
  6. Two Thousand Years
  7. God Speaks of Marty Robbins
  8. It’s Not Enough
  9. God Speaks of Marty Robbins
  10. It’s Not Enough – Pete Townshend, Rachel Fuller
  11. You Stand By Me

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