Sunday, December 21, 2014

Bette Midler - It’s The Girls! - some clips

Here are some clips from Bette Midler’s latest album “It’s The Girls!” You may read more about it on Ms. Midler’s website. Enjoy!



Friday, December 19, 2014

Bette Midler - It’s The Girls!

For the time being we are posting this as a separate entry from the original Bette Midler post. Both will be consolidated at a later time. Cheers!



Bette Midler - It’s The Girls!
Warner Bros. 545542-2 (2014) - US CD
Warner Bros. 546412-2 (2014) - US CD - Target Exclusive Edition with 2 bonus tracks

1 - Be My Baby
2 - One Fine Day
3 - Bei Mir Bist Du Schön
4 - Baby It’s You
5 - Tell Him
6 - He’s Sure The Boy I Love - duet with Darlene Love
7 - Mr. Sandman
8 - Come And Get These Memories
9 - Too Many Fish In The Sea
10 - Teach Me Tonight
11 - Waterfalls
12 - You Can’t Hurry Love
13 - Give Him A Great Big Kiss
14 - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
15 - It’s The Girl

Target Exclusive Edition bonus tracks

16 - The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game
17 - (Talk To Me Of) Mendocino

Notes: 1) CD album does not come with track-by-track musician credits. 2) Above image and following credits were taken from the Target Exclusive Edition US release. 3) CD album comes with liner notes by Bette Midler. For these please refer to original CD booklet.

Bette Midler - Vocals, Backing Vocal
Leland Sklar - Electric Bass
Jimmy Johnson - Electric Bass
Neil Stubenhaus - Electric Bass
Michael Valerio - Upright Bass
John “J.R.” Robinson - Drums
George Doering - Guitar, Mandolin, Ukelele
John Goux - Guitar
Dean Parks - Guitar
Larry Saltzman - Guitar, Mandolin
Andrew Synowiec - Guitar
Noam Pikelny - Banjo
Michael Witcher - Dobro
Doug Livingston - Lap Steel
Randy Kerber - Piano
Marc Shaiman - Piano, Additional Vocal
Larry Goldings - B3 Organ
Dan Higgins - Clarinet, Saxes, All Sax Solos
Bill Liston - Tenor Sax
Greg Huckins - Baritone Sax
Dan Fornero - Trumpet
Gary Grant - Trumpet
Willie Murillo - Trumpet
William Reichenbach (as Bill Reichenbach, Jr.) - Trombone
Tommy Morgan - Harmonica, Jaw Harp
Gabe Witcher - Jazz Violin, Fiddle
Bruce Dukov - Violin, String Quartet
Julie Gigante - Violin, String Quartet
Tamara Hatwan - Violin
Natalie Leggett - Violin
Robin Olson - Violin
Josefina Vergara - Violin
Roger Wilkie - Violin
Brian Dembow - Viola, String Quartet
Thomas Diener - Viola
Timothy Loo - Cello
Andrew Shulman - Cello, String Quartet
Darlene Love - Vocal
Keri Larson - Backing Vocals
Tiffany Palmer - Backing Vocals
Onitsha Shaw - Backing Vocals
Shoshana Bean - Backing Vocals
Missi Hale - Backing Vocals
Kamilah Marshall - Backing Vocals
Elaine Caswell - Backing Vocal
Tabitha Fair - Backing Vocal
Capathia Jenkins - Backing Vocal
Shayna Steele - Backing Vocals
Tim Davis - Backing Vocals (also on bonus track)
Teri Koide - Backing Vocal
David Loucks - Backing Vocal
Stephanie Weden - Backing Vocal
David Lasley - Backing Vocal
Arnold McCuller - Backing Vocal
Valerie Pinkston - Backing Vocal
Debra Byrd - Backing Vocals (as “The Byrd Sisters”)
Jordan Rogers - Backing Vocal (also on bonus track)
Brandon Winbush - Backing Vocal (also on bonus track)
Ed Cherney - Additional Vocal
Scott M. Riesett - Additional Vocal
Alex Acuna - Percussion
Luis Conte - Percussion

Produced by Marc Shaiman and Scott M. Riesett

Marc Shaiman - Arrangements (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17), Orchestrations (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17)
Dan Higgins - Orchestrations (3, 15)
Scott M. Riesett - Drum Programming
Bruce Dukov - Concertmaster

Ed Cherney - Recording Engineer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) Mixing Engineer (1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 13)
Frank Wolf - Mixing Engineer (3, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16), Additional Recording Engineer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17)
Lawrence Manchester - Mixing Engineer (4, 7, 11, 17), Additional Recording Engineer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17)
Matthew Brownlie - Assistant Engineer
Rob Cohen - Assistant Engineer
Jake Gorski - Assistant Engineer
Chandler Harrod - Assistant Engineer
Billy Hickey - Assistant Engineer
Ghazi Hourani - Assistant Engineer
Marcus Johnson - Assistant Engineer

Recording Studios:
Westlake Recording Studios (Hollywood, CA)
Capitol Studios (Hollywood, CA)
The Record Plant (Hollywood, CA)
The Marc Shaiman Institute (Los Angeles, CA)
Over At Marc & Scott’s (New York, NY)

Doug Sax - Mastering Engineer
Jett Galindo - Mastering Engineer (with)

Mastering Studio:
The Mastering Lab, Inc. (Ojai, CA)

Russ Bartmus - Music Preparation
Mark Graham (JoAnn Kane Music Service) - Music Preparation
Sandy De Crescent - Music Contractor
Gina Zimmitti - Music Contractor
Whitney Martin - Associate Music Contractor
Tim Davis - Vocal Contractor
Shoshana Bean - Vocal Contractor
Shayna Steele - Vocal Contractor

Management - Macklam Feldman Management / Brezner Steinberg Partners

Eric Kornfeld - Cover Concept
Mike Lythgoe - Art Direction, Design
Julia Kennedy - Photography
Michael Whitham - Commissioner
Mary Brunetti - Hair
Oslyn Holder - Make-up
David Dalrymple - Costume Design, Styling

Track 1:
“Originally performed by The Ronettes.”.

Track 2:
“Originally performed by The Chiffons.”.

Track 3:
“Originally performed by The Andrews Sisters.”.

Tracks 4, 14:
“Originally performed by The Shirelles.”.

Track 5:
“Originally performed by The Exciters.”.

Track 6:
“Originally performed by The Crystals.”.

Track 7:
“Originally performed by The Chordettes.”.

Track 8:
“Originally performed by Martha & The Vandellas.”.

Tracks 9, 16:
“Originally performed by The Marvelettes.”.

Track 10:
“Originally performed by The DeCastro Sisters.”.

Track 11:
“Originally performed by TLC.”.

Track 12:
“Originally performed by The Supremes.”.

Track 13:
“Originally performed by The Shangri-Las.”.

Track 15:
“Originally performed by The Boswell Sisters.”.

Track 17:
“Originally performed by Kate & Anna McGarrigle.”.

“I want to thank Martin and Sophie von Haselberg, Jill Hattersley, Debra Byrd, Sam Feldman, David Steinberg and Larry Brezner.”.

“The Producers wish to thank Scott Wittman, Mary Riesett, Olivia and Zachary Riesett, Richard Read, Lou Mirabal, Brett “Snacky” Pierce and Mark Sendroff.”.

Songwriters:
Burt Bacharach
Abel Baer
Pat Ballard
Jeff Barry
Bert Berns (as Bert Russell)
Sleepy Brown
Sammy Cahn
Saul Chaplin
Mack David
Gene De Paul
Luther Dixon (as Barney Williams)
Lamont Dozier
Marqueze Etheridge
Gerry Goffin
Ellie Greenwich
Brian Holland
Eddie Holland
Jacob Jacobs
Carole King
Lisa Lopes
Barry Mann
Kate McGarrigle
George Francis “Shadow”Morton
Ray Murray
David Oppenheimer
William “Smokey” Robinson, Jr.
Sholom Secunda
Phil Spector
Rico Wade
Cynthia Weil
Norman Whitfield



“It’s The Girls!” - US CD - sticker



“It’s The Girls!” - US CD - Target Exclusive Edition sticker



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