Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Larry Weiss

Latest update of post: September 2016



Larry Weiss - Black & Blue Suite
20th Century T-428 (1974) - US LP

Side One

1 - Rhinestone Cowboy*
2 - Sheldon*
3 - She’s Everything She Doesn’t Want To Be*
4 - Sweet Ophelia*
5 - Lead Me On*

Side Two

6 - Lay Me Down (Roll Me Out To Sea)
7 - Evil Woman*
8 - Anytime Babe*
9 - The World Was Filled With Love*

Note: The James Hendrix playing dobro and acoustic guitar mentioned in the credits below may very well be James Hendricks.

Larry Weiss - Vocals, Organ
Leland Sklar - Bass (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9)*
David Parlato - Bass
Rick Marotta - Drums & Percussion (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9)
Jim Keltner - Drums
Hugh McCracken - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonica, Organ
Dean Parks - Electric Guitar
James Hendrix - Dobro, Acoustic Guitar
Thomas Hensley - Piano (as Tom Hensley)
Jimmie Haskell - Accordion, Moog

All selections written and produced by Larry Weiss
Ray Wetzler - Executive Producer

Jimmie Haskell - String Arrangements, Horn Arrangements, String Conduction, Horn Conduction
Sid Sharp - Concert Master

Don Sciorotta - Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer
Tony Sciorotta - Assistant Engineer

Recording Studio:
Quantum Sound Studios, Torrance (“Sciorotta’s ville”) California

Arnie Acosta - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Mastering Lab

Ed Caraeff - Photography
David Larkham - Design

“This album is for Dalia…”.

“Many thanks to Donny Sciorotta for the privilege of working with him…Russ Regan…Barry Oslander…Gloria Clark…Dick Steel…David Larkham…Also…Darlene, Marty, Edna & The Anthony Grill Choir”.

Songwriter:
Larry Weiss



source/pic: my records

Jackie DeShannon



Jackie DeShannon - New Arrangement
Columbia PC 33500 (1975) - US LP
Collector’s Choice Music CCM 2037 (2009) - US CD reissue with 5 bonus tracks

Side One

1 - Let The Sailors Dance
2 - Boat To Sail
3 - Sweet Baby Gene
4 - A New Arrangement*
5 - Over My Head Again

Side Two

6 - Bette Davis Eyes
7 - Queen Of The Rodeo
8 - I Wanted It All
9 - Murphy
10 - Barefoot Boys And Barefoot Girls
11 - Dreamin’ As One

US CD reissue bonus tracks

12 - Pure Natural Love - previously unreleased
13 - Deep Into Paradise - previously unreleased
14 - Somebody Turn The Music On - previously unreleased
15 - All Night Desire
16 - Fire In The City

Notes: 1) Above picture and following credits were taken from the 2009 US CD reissue. 2) Track 12 is an outtake from the “New Arrangement” album sessions. 3) Tracks 15 (“All Night Desire”) and 16 (“Fire In The City”) were issued in 1976 as side-a and side-b of a single on Columbia 3-10340. 4) Tracks 13 and 14 are outtakes from the “All Night Desire” single sessions. 5) No musician credits are specified for these bonus tracks. 6) According to web sources, album was reissued as CD in Japan on Sony MHCP-987 with the following three bonus tracks: “Fire In The City”, “All Night Desire” and an alternate take of “Let The Sailors Dance”. Check back for details.

Reissue Credits

Jackie DeShannon - Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass (4)*
John Kahn - Bass
Peter Marshall - Bass
Ron Tutt - Drums (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
Mike Deasy - Guitars
Waddy Wachtel - Guitars
Jesse Ed Davis - Guitars
Michael Stewart - Guitars
Kenny Rankin - Guitar
Gary Dalton - Electric Guitar, Solo
Mark Creamer - Guitar, Background Singer
Buddy Emmons - Steel Guitar
Larry Knechtel - Keyboards, String ARP Solo
Randy Edelman - Piano
Barry Easman - Moog
Bob Clair - Flute
Victor Feldman - Vibes
Laura Creamer - Background Singer
Susan Stewart - Background Singer
Brian Wilson - Background Vocal
Marilyn Wilson - Background Vocal
Seychelles Singers - Singers

Produced by Michael Stewart (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
Produced by Glen Spreen (13, 14, 15, 16)
Jim Pierson - Reissue Producer
Gordon Anderson - Executive Producer

Steve Madaio - Arranger (as Steve Madeo)
Michael Stewart - Arranger
Jimmie Haskell - Strings (4)
Nick DeCaro - Strings (1)

Ron Malo - Sound
Ted Carfrae - Mixing Engineer (12, 13, 14)

Recording Studios:
Devonshire Sound Studio, North Hollywood - May, 1975 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
The Sound Factory West, Los Angeles - February, 1976 (13, 14, 15, 16)

Mixing Studio:
TCM Mastering (12, 13, 14)

Vic Anesini - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Battery Studios, NYC

Moshe Brakha - Photography
Nancy Donald - Original Album Design
Mike Ragogna - Re-issue Liner Notes (June, 2009)

“Tracks 1-11:
previously released on Columbia album PC 33500 “New Arrangement” (1975)”.

“Track 12, 13, 14:
previously unreleased”.

“Special Thanks: Corey Davis, Sherron Hanson, Jeff James, Robin Manning, Rob Santos”.

“For more information on Jackie, visit: JackieDeShannon.com”.

“Collector’s Choice Music // P.O. Box 838, Itasca, IL 60143-0838 // 800.923.1122”.

www.collectorschoicemusic.com

Songwriters:
Jackie DeShannon
Glenn Ballentyne
John Bettis
Randy Edelman
David Palmer
William Smith
Donna Weiss



source/pic: my records
side one/two breakdown: the web

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Carole Bayer Sager

Latest post update: December 2015.



Carole Bayer Sager - Carole Bayer Sager
Elektra 7E-1100 (1977) - US LP

One Side

1 - Come In From The Rain*
2 - Until The Next Time*
3 - Don’t Wish Too Hard
4 - Sweet Alibis
5 - Aces*

Another Side

6 - I’d Rather Leave While I’m In Love*
7 - Steal Away Again
8 - You’re Moving Out Today
9 - Shy As A Violet
10 - Home To Myself*

Carole Bayer Sager - Vocals, Background Vocals
Lee Sklar - Bass (1, 2, 5, 6, 10)*
Bob Cranshaw - Bass
Emory Gordy - Bass
Will Lee - Bass
Russ Kunkel - Drums (2, 6, 10)
Allan Schwartzberg (as Allan Schwartsberg) - Drums, Cabassa
Jim Keltner - Drums (4, 5)
Roy Markowitz - Drums
Andy Newmark - Drums
Lee Ritenour - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Guitars, Mandolin
Johnny Vastano - Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocal
Lance Quinn - Electric Guitar
Al Gorgoni - Acoustic Guitar
Jerry Friedman - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Thom Rotella - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Hugh McCracken - Slide Guitar
Melissa Manchester - Piano, Background Vocals, Harpsichord
Nicky Hopkins - Piano, Fender Rhodes
Artie Butler - Organ
Peter Allen - Piano, Piano Overdub, Background Vocal
Marvin Hamlisch - Piano, Fender Rhodes, Celeste
Paul Buckmaster - Electronic Synthesizer Performing
Bruce Roberts - Piano, Background Vocals, Background Vocal Fade
Garnett Brown - Trombone
Alan Estes - Conga (3, 4, 5, 6, 7), Percussion (3, 9)
Tony Orlando - Vocal Solo
Bette Midler - Vocal Harmony, Vocal Solo
Abigale Haness - Background Vocal (as Abigail Haness)
Brenda Russell - Background Vocal
Madeline Kahn - Background Vocal Fade

Produced by Brooks Arthur

Gene Page - String Arrangement (3), String Conduction (3), Horn Arrangement (3), Horn Conduction (3)
Paul Buckmaster - All Strings, Woodwinds & Horns Arrangements and Conduction (except track 3)
Melissa Manchester - Background Vocals Arrangement (10)
Bob Margouleff - Electronic Synthesizer Programming (4)

Bob Merritt - Engineer
Brooks Arthur - Engineer
David Latman - Assistant Engineer
David Thoener - Additional Recording Assistant Engineer (The Record Plant East, New York)

Recording Studios:
The Record Plant, Los Angeles (primary recording location)
The Record Plant East, New York (additional recording)

Ivy Skoff – Production Coordinator

Management: Connie Pappas, John Reid Ent.

Tony Lane - Art Director, Design
Anne Garner - Design
Claude Mougin - Photography
David Alexander - Sleeve Photo

Track 2:
“Special Thanks to Vini Poncia”.

Track 3:
“Special Thanks to Tony Orlando for his Vocal Solo”.

Track 4:
“Special Thanks to Marvin Hamlisch for his Creative Assistance Throughout the Recording of this Song”.

Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8:
“Begonia Melodies, Inc.”.

“This album could not have been made without the help and encouragement received from my FRIENDS… who are, and will always be, my music. // And some very special thank you’s… To Bruce Roberts, whose creativity and support helped get me through… To Joe Smith, Steve Wax, Norman Weiser, Harold Orenstein and Richard Perry for their belief… and, of course, to Brooks. // And to my husband, Andrew; to Anita and Marci for giving me their love and the space for me to be.”.

“This album is dedicated to the memory of my father, Elias Bayer, with love.”.

Songwriters:
Carole Bayer Sager
Peter Allen
Marvin Hamlisch
Melissa Manchester
Bette Midler
Bruce Roberts
Johnny Vastano



source/pic: my records



Carole Bayer Sager - …Too
Elektra 6E-151 (1978) - US LP

One…

1 - To Make You Smile Again
2 - It’s The Falling In Love
3 - Peace In My Heart
4 - Shadows
5 - You’re Interesting*

Too…

6 - There’s Something About You*
7 - It Doesn’t Add Up*
8 - I Don’t Wanna Dance No More
9 - One Star Shining*
10 - I’m Coming Home Again

Carole Bayer Sager - Vocals, Calliope
Lee Sklar - Bass (5, 6, 7, 9)*
David Hungate - Bass
Reinie Press - Bass
Richard Davis - Acoustic Bass
Jim Hughart - Electric Bass
Ed Greene - Drums (2, 6)
Russ Kunkel - Drums (5, 7)
Jim Gordon - Drums
Jeff Porcaro - Drums
Jim Keltner - Drums (9, 10)
Steve Lukather - Guitar, Electric Guitar
Thom Rotella - Acoustic Guitar
Lee Ritenour - Electric Guitar, Guitar
Ira Newborn - Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Johnny Vastano - Guitar
Jay Graydon - Guitar
Richie Zito - Guitar
Marvin Hamlisch - Piano
David Foster - Keyboards, Synthesizer
Melissa Manchester - Piano, Background Vocals
Steve Porcaro - Synthesizer
Bruce Roberts - Piano, Background Vocals
Craig Doerge - Fender Rhodes
Skip Redwine - Piano
Michel Rubini - Fender Rhodes
Nino Tempo - Tenor Saxophone
Art Smith - Ocarina
Jerry Hey - Trumpet
Gary Grant - Trumpet
William Reichenbach - Trombone (as Bill Reichenbach)
George Bohanon - Trombone (as George Bohannon)
Kim Hutchcroft - Reeds
Larry Williams - Reeds
Steve Forman - Percussion
Alan Estes - Percussion (7, 10)
Jennifer Sloan - Little Girl Vocalist
Michael McDonald - Background Vocal (as Mike McDonald)
Bill Champlin - Background Vocals
Alice Cooper - Background Vocal
Brenda Russell - Background Vocals
Carmen Twillie - Background Vocal (as Carmen Twillee)
Vennette Gloud - Background Vocal (as Weddy Gloud)
David Lasley - Background Vocal
Luther Vandross - Background Vocal (as Luther Van Dross)

Produced by Brooks Arthur

Don Costa - Arrangement (1), Conduction (1)
David Foster - Arrangements (2, 8), Conduction (2, 8)
Paul Buckmaster - String Arrangement (3), String Conduction (3), Arrangement (7)
David Campbell - Synthesizer Arrangement (5), String Arrangements (6, 9), String Conduction (9), Arrangement (7)
Marvin Hamlisch - Arrangements (7, 10), Conduction (10)
Jerry Hey - Horn Arrangement (8)
Dick Hazard - Orchestration (10)

Bob Merritt - Engineer
Brooks Arthur - Engineer
David Latman - Assistant Engineer
Ira Leslie - Additional Assistant Engineer (Heider’s)
Gabe Veltri - Additional Assistant Engineer (Studio 55)

Recording Studios:
The Record Plant, Los Angeles (primary recording location)
Wally Heider Studios, March 22nd, 1978 (live) (1), February 21st, 1978 (live) (10)
Wally Heider’s, Los Angeles (additional recording)
Studio 55, Los Angeles (additional recording)

Bernie Grundman - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
A&M Recording Studios

Jill Harris - Production Coordinator

Ron Coro - Design
Ethan Russell - Photography

Track 7:
“Arranged by Paul Buckmaster, David Campbell and Marvin Hamlisch (it doesn’t add up!)”.

“This album was mixed with the use of the Aphex Aural Exciter”.

“Special guests: (courtesy of) // Jay Graydon (...) // Bill Champlin (...) // Alice Cooper and Mike McDonald (...) // David Hungate, Steve Lukather, Jeff Porcaro and Steve Porcaro (...) // Melissa Manchester (...) // Brenda Russell (...) // Jerry Hey, Kim Hutchcroft and Larry Williams (...) // Craig Doerge, Russ Kunkel and Lee Sklar (...) // Michel Rubini (...) // Richard Davies (...).”.

“To Joe Smith and Steve Wax, thank you again for understanding when “not” to push the button. // To Marvin Hamlisch whose creative talents were given “freely” above and beyond… Brooks and I are ever grateful. // To Shep Gordon, Bert Padell, Harold Orenstein, Carole Pinckes, thank you for your ears. // To Melissa, Peter, Bruce, David and Johnny, what can I say… nothing without your music. // To Adrien, Madeline, Margie and Wendy, thank you for your love. // To Brooks Arthur, whose confidence guided me through album one and whose love has guided me through… Too.”

“This album is dedicated to my mother, Anita Bayer, who wanted to call this album “Carole Bayer sings songs her mother taught her.””.

Songwriters:
Carole Bayer Sager
Peter Allen
Alice Cooper
David Foster
Marvin Hamlisch
Melissa Manchester
Bruce Roberts
Johnny Vastano



source/pic: my records



Carole Bayer Sager - Sometimes Late At Night
Boardwalk Records FW 37069 (1981) - US LP

Side One

1 - Prologue
2 - I Won’t Break*
3 - Just Friends
4 - Tell Her*
5 - Somebody’s Been Lying*
6 - On The Way To The Sky
7 - You And Me (We Wanted It All)*

Side Two

8 - Sometimes Late At Night*
9 - Wild Again*
10 - Easy To Love Again*
11 - Stronger Than Before*
12 - You Don’t Know Me*
13 - Reprise

Carole Bayer Sager - Vocals
Lee Sklar - Bass (2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)*
Reinie Press - Bass
Jeff Porcaro - Drums (2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11)
Jim Keltner - Drums (3, 5, 8, 12)
Dennis St. John - Drums
Lee Ritenour - Guitars, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Paul Jackson - Guitars
Tim May - Acoustic Guitar
Fred Tackett - Acoustic Guitar
Neil Diamond - Guitar
Richard Bennett - Guitar
Doug Rhone - Guitar
Steve Lukather - Guitar
Jay Graydon - Electric Guitar
Michael Lang - Fender Rhodes, Piano
Burt Bacharach - Piano, Synthesizer
Ed Walsh - Synthesizers
David Foster - Fender Rhodes, Synthesizer
Ian Underwood - Synthesizer
Thomas Hensley - Piano (as Tom Hensley)
Alan Lindgren - Synthesizer
George Young - Saxophone
Warren Luening - Fluegel Horn
Paulinho Da Costa - Percussion (4, 5, 11)
King Errisson - Percussion
Vince Charles - Percussion
Richard Page - Background Vocals
Steve George - Background Vocals
Michael Jackson - Background Vocals
Franne Golde - Background Vocal
Joann Harris - Background Vocal
Melissa Manchester - Background Vocals
Bruce Roberts - Background Vocals
Vennette Gloud - Background Vocals

Produced by Burt Bacharach and Brooks Arthur (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
Produced by Michael Jackson & Burt Bacharach (3)
Produced by Neil Diamond & Dennis St. John (6)

Burt Bacharach - Arrangements (2, 5, 8, 9, 12), String Arrangement (3), Ending (7)
Marvin Hamlisch - Arrangement (7)
David Foster - String Arrangements (4, 10), Arrangement (11)
Jerry Hey - Horn Arrangements (4, 10)
Frank De Caro - Musical Contractor

Bob Merritt - Engineer, Remixing Engineer
Gabe Veltri - Engineer (3)
Bill Schnee - Remixing Engineer
James Guthrie - Mixing Engineer (3)
Tim Dennen - Assistant Engineer
David Bianco - Additional Assisting Engineer
Chris Tergesen - Additional Assisting Engineer, Assisting Engineer (Wally Heider’s, Los Angeles and Evergreen Recording, Los Angeles)

Recording Studios:
Studio 55, Los Angeles
Record Plant, Los Angeles
The Hit Factory, New York (additional recording)
Wally Heider’s, Los Angeles (additional recording)
Evergreen Recording, Los Angeles (additional recording)

Bernie Grundman - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
A&M Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Kim Seiniger - Production Coordinator

Chris Whorf/Art Hotel - Art Direction
Dick Zimmerman - Photography
Armando - Hair & Makeup

“Burt Bacharach played on the Blüthner piano supplied by the Kasimoff-Blüthner Piano Co. - Hollywood”.

“This album was mixed with the use of the Aphex Aural Exciter.”.

“Special Thanks: // To Neil and Joyce Bogart without whose concept this album would never have been made.”.

Songwriters:
Carole Bayer Sager
Peter Allen
Burt Bacharach
Neil Diamond
Bruce Roberts



source/pic: my records

Peter Allen



Peter Allen - I Could Have Been A Sailor
A&M SP-4739 (1979) - US LP

Side One

1 - I Could Have Been A Sailor
2 - Don’t Wish Too Hard
3 - Two Boys
4 - Angels With Dirty Faces*
5 - Don’t Cry Out Loud*

Side Two

6 - If You Were Wondering
7 - Don’t Leave Me Now
8 - I’d Rather Leave While I’m In Love
9 - We’ve Come To An Understanding*
10 - Paris At 21*

Note: Lee is co-credited as the bass player on track 5 along with Jim Pierce.

Peter Allen - Vocals, Piano
Lee Sklar - Bass (4, 5, 9, 10)*
Will Lee - Bass
Abraham Laboriel, Sr. - Bass (as Abraham Laborial)
Jim Pierce - Bass (5)
Dave Parlato - Bass
Rick Marotta - Drums (as Rick Morotta)
Ed Greene - Drums
Steve Schaeffer (as Steve Schaefer) - Drums (4, 5, 9, 10)
David Spinozza - Guitar
John Tropea - Guitar
Ray Parker, Jr. - Guitar
Dan Ferguson - Guitar
Jay Graydon - Guitar
Dan Sawyer - Guitar
Fred Tackett - Guitar
Richard Tee - Keyboards
Larry Knechtel - Keyboards
Marvin Hamlisch - Piano
Greg Phillinganes - Synthesizer
Jim Maeulin - Percussion
Victor Feldman - Percussion (2), Timpani & Percussion (10)
Paulinho Da Costa (as Paulinho da Costa) - Percussion, Cowbell
Mike Post - Additional Percussion (10)
Geoff Howe - Additional Percussion (10)
Bruce Roberts - Background Vocals
Clydie King - Background Vocals
Sherlie Matthews - Background Vocals
Venetta Fields - Background Vocals
Marti McCall - Background Vocals
Linda Dillard - Background Vocals
Herb Pedersen - Background Vocals
Joey Scarbury - Background Vocals

Produced by Marvin Hamlisch (1, 3, 6, 7, 8)
Produced by Mike Post (2, 4, 5, 9, 10)

Bob Alcivar - Arrangement (1)
Velton Ray Bunch - Arrangement (2)
Marvin Hamlisch - Arrangements (3, 6, 7, 8)
Mike Post - Arrangements (4, 5, 9, 10), Vocals Supervision
Dick Hazard - Orchestration (6)
Michael J. Boddicker - Synthesizer Programming (7)

Neal Ceppos - Recording Engineer (Sound Mixers Studios) (1, 3, 6, 7, 8)
Geoffrey Howe - Recording Engineer (Wally Heider Studios) (2, 4, 5, 9, 10)
Les Cooper - Recording Engineer (Wally Heider Studios) (2, 4, 5, 9, 10)

Recording Studios:
Sound Mixers Studios, New York (1, 3, 6, 7, 8)
Wally Heider Studios, Hollywood, California (2, 4, 5, 9, 10)

Mike Reese - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Mastering Lab

Direction: The Dee Anthony Organization

Roland Young - Art Direction
Junie Osaki - Design
Brian Hagiwara - Photography

“For services beyond the call - thank you Mike, Geoff (son of Bones), Les, oh Les, and Gregory”.

“Title song inspiration courtesy of Gil & Judy”.

“Creative Assistance: thanks Paul Jasmin”.

Songwriters:
Peter Allen
Adrienne Anderson
Carole Bayer Sager
Marvin Hamlisch



source/pic: my records

Bruce Roberts



Bruce Roberts - Cool Fool
Elektra 6E-262 (1980) - US LP

Side One

1 - Cool Fool
2 - S’Good Enuf
3 - With All Of My Love, With All Of My Heart*
4 - All Through The Night*

Side Two

5 - The Guys You Dance With
6 - No Other Love*
7 - Heart Be Steady*
8 - Prelume (Instrumental)*
9 - Light In The Window*

Bruce Roberts - Vocals, Keyboards, Piano, Background Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass (3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9)*
Neil Stubenhaus - Bass
Ed Greene - Drums
James Stroud - Drums (3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Russell Kunkel - Drums (8, 9)
Larry Byrom - Guitars, Guitar Solo
Snuffy Walden - Guitar Solo
Randy McCormick - Keyboards, Piano
David Foster - Keyboards
Mark Spangler - Synthesizer
Ian Underwood - Synthesizer
Larry Meredith - Violin, Background Vocals
Gary Herbig - Sax Solo, Reeds, Horns
Jerry Hey - Horns
Larry Williams - Horns
Bill Reichenbach - Horns
Paulinho Da Costa - Percussion (as Paulinho da Costa)
Tom Vig - Percussion (4, 6, 7)
Tom Rhode - Percussion (6, 8)
Luther Vandross - Background Vocals
David Lasley - Background Vocals
Arnold McCuller - Background Vocals
Ula Hedwig - Background Vocal
Stephanie Spruill - Background Vocals
Julia Tillman Waters - Background Vocals (as Julia Waters)
Maxine Willard Waters - Background Vocals (as Maxine Waters)
Bruce Sudano - Background Vocal
Joe Esposito - Background Vocal (as Joe “Bean” Esposito)
Eddie Hokenson - Background Vocal
Richie Furay - Background Vocal

Produced by David Malloy

Luther Vandross - Arrangements (1, 2)
Jerry Hey - Horn Arrangements (1, 2, 6)
Gene Page - String Arrangements (2, 3, 5)
David Campbell - String Arrangements (4, 9)

Peter Granet - Engineer, Remix Engineer
David Malloy - Remix Engineer
Carla Frederick - Assistant Engineer
Andy D'Addario - Assistant Engineer (additional recording)
Lindy Griffin - Assistant Engineer (additional recording)
Laura Livingston - Assistant Engineer (additional recording)
Greg Edward - Assistant Remix Engineer
Gino Giorgini - Assistant Remix Engineer

Recording Studios:
The Village Recorders, Los Angeles
Caribou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado
Evergreen Recording Studios, Los Angeles (additional recording)
Crystal Sound Studios, Los Angeles (additional recording)

Remix Studio:
Caribou Ranch, Nederland, Colorado

Mike Reese - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
The Mastering Lab, Los Angeles

Ron Coro - Art Direction
Laurie Pincus - Illustration, Cover Concept
Herb Ritts - Photography
Bruce Roberts - Cover Concept

Track 4:
“Thanks to Donna Summer for intense inspiration and support.”.

Track 8:
“Guitar solo performed by Larry Byrom”.

“Hosted by James Guercio and friends. // Aphex Aural Exciter used during the mix // Punktuations by Allee of Hollywood”.

“My special thanks to Allee Willis, Carole Bayer Sager, Donna Summer, Andy Goldmark, Paul Jabara, Marvin Hamlisch, Ina Meibach, Tom Dowd, Elton John, John Reid, Bud Cort, Herb Ritts, Joe Smith, Steve Wax, Carol Thompson, Segal and Goldman, and Mom and Dad”.

Songwriters:
Bruce Roberts
Carole Bayer Sager
Andy Goldmark
Donna Summer
Allee Willis



source/pic: my records

Monday, October 4, 2010

England Dan & John Ford Coley (Dan Seals, John Edward Coley)



England Dan & John Ford Coley - Dr. Heckle And Mr. Jive
Big Tree BT 76015 (1979) - US LP

Side One

1 - Hollywood Heckle And Jive*
2 - What Can I Do With This Broken Heart
3 - Another Golden Oldie Night For Wendy*
4 - Broken Hearted Me*
5 - Children Of The Half-Light*
6 - Rolling Fever

Side Two

7 - Love Is The Answer
8 - Only A Matter Of Time*
9 - Caught Up In The Middle
10 - Running After You
11 - What’s Forever For*

Dan Seals - Vocals, Acoustic 12 String Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
John Coley - Vocals, Organ, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass (1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 11)*
Wilton Felder - Bass
John Leland - Bass
Dee Murray - Bass
Jeff Porcaro (as Jeffrey Porcaro) - Drums (1, 4)
Gary Mallaber (as Gary Mallabar) - Drums (3, 9)
Ed Greene - Drums
Ralph Humphrey - Drums (5, 8, 11)
Danny Gorman - Drums
Steve Lukather - Electric Guitar, Guitar, Electric Lead Guitar
Dan Ferguson - Acoustic Guitar
Steve Gibson - Electric 12 String Guitar, Electric Guitar
Lee Ritenour - Guitar
Melvin “Wah-Wah Watson” Ragin - Guitar (as Wa Wa Watson)
Richie Zito - Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electric Rhythm Guitar
Ovid Stevens - Guitar, Electric Guitar
Gry Torps - Electric Guitar
Jai Winding - Piano, Clavinet
Greg Phillinganes (as Greg Phillingame) - Piano, Electric Piano, Acoustic Piano
Bill Payne - Synthesizers (as Billy Payne)
Michael Boddicker - Synthesizer (as Michael Bodiker)
Steve Porcaro - Synthesizer
Shane Keister - Harpsichord, Acoustic Piano, Rhodes, Electric Acoustic Piano
Joey Carbone - Electric Piano
Michael Vernacchio - Synthesizer
Ernie Watts - Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax
Bubba Keith - Harmonica
Steve Foreman - Percussion
Jim Gilstrap Singers - Choir
Leslie Bulkin - Background Vocals
Kelly Bulkin - Background Vocals

Produced and Engineered by Kyle Lehning for Twin Trumpets Productions

Gene Page - Arrangements (2, 7), String Arrangement (4)
Steve Lukather - Arrangement (3)
Bergen White - String Arrangement (8)

Kyle Lehning - Recording Engineer
Patrick Von Wiegandt - Assistant Recording Engineer
Chris Desmond - Assistant Recording Engineer
Bobby Schaper - Additional Overdubs Recording Engineer (Wally Heider’s)
Marshall Morgan - Additional Overdubs Recording Engineer (Audio Media, Lee Hazen‘s Studio By The Pond)
James Simcik - Additional Overdubs Assistant Recording Engineer (Pasha Music House)
Sherry Klein - Additional Overdubs Assistant Recording Engineer (Larrabee Sound)
Elliot Scheiner - Mixing Engineer (A&R Recording Studios) (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11)
Bill Schnee - Mixing Engineer (Cherokee Studios) (1, 2, 3, 7)
K.C. Green - Assistant Mixing Engineer (A&R Recording Studios) (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11)
John Weaver - Assistant Mixing Engineer (Cherokee Studios) (1, 2, 3, 7)

Recording Studios:
Davlen Sound Studios, Los Angeles
Pasha Music House, Los Angeles (Additional Overdubs)
Larrabee Sound , Los Angeles (Additional Overdubs)
Wally Heider’s, Los Angeles (Additional Overdubs)
Lee Hazen’s Studio By The Pond, Nashville (Additional Overdubs)
Audio Media, Nashville (Additional Overdubs)

Mixing Studios:
A&R Recording Studios, New York (4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11)
Cherokee Studios (1, 2, 3, 7)

Mike Reese - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
The Mastering Lab

Management: Susan Joseph, Twin Trumpets Productions, 101000 Santa Monica Blvd. #1095, Los Angeles, California 90067

Norman Seeff - Photography, Design
Jim Evans - Illustration

Track 5: “(Inspired by the writings of Baha’u’llah prophet founder of the Baha’i faith, dedicated to the members of the California Baha’I Summer Travel Teaching Project - 1978)”.

“For more information about the Baha’I faith write: // 112 North Linden, // Wilmette, Illinois 60091”.

“We dedicate this album to Susan & Kyle, without their help and support it couldn’t have been done…”.

“And our very special thanks to….. Dick Vanderbilt, Doug Morris, Mardi Nehrbass, Reen Nalli, Nancy Griffith, Karen Sobel, Ron Cohen, Ruth Alcivar, Dick Klotzman, Dick Gilmore, Danny Gorman, Bubba Keith, John Leland, Ovid Stevens, Michael Vernacchio and the John Thomas Studio.”.

Songwriters:
John Coley
Dan Seals
Leslie Bulkin
Kelly Bulkin
Randy Goodrum
Bob Gundry
Dennis Linde
Todd Rundgren
Rafe VanHoy (as Rafe Vanhoy)



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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Barry Mann



Barry Mann - Barry Mann
Casablanca NBLP 7228 (1980) - US LP

Side One

1 - Up From The Streets
2 - Brown-Eyed Woman
3 - So Hot
4 - In My Own Way
5 - We’re Over*

Side Two

6 - You’re The Only One - vocal duet featuring Barry Mann with Carole King
7 - Me Without You*
8 - Slow Motion - vocal duet featuring Barry Mann with Carole King
9 - If I Left It Up To You
10 - Don’t Know Much*

Note: On this album, the tracks Lee plays on have no drummer.

Barry Mann - Vocals, Piano, Fender Rhodes, Organ, Background Vocal
Lee Sklar - Bass (5, 7, 10)*
Andy Muson - Bass
Max Bennett - Bass
David Hungate - Bass
Charles Larkey - Bass
Ed Greene - Drums
John Guerin - Drums
Steve Neador - Drums
Al Gorgoni - Guitars
Bob Mann - Electric Guitar
Michael Boddicker - Synthesizers
John Hobbs - Fender Rhodes
Daryl Dragon - Synthesizers
Tom Snow - Yamaha Grand Piano, Synthesizers, Background Vocal
Jerry Hey - Trumpet
William Reichenbach - Baritone Horn
Gary Herbig - Saxophone
Ray Pizzi - Flute
Don Menza - Lyricon
Bob Zimmitti - Vibes, Tamborine, Congas
Alan Estes - Percussion
Paulinho Da Costa - Percussion (as Paulinho Dacosta)
Carole King - Vocal, Piano, Fender Rhodes
Paulette Brown - Background Vocals
Venetta Fields - Background Vocals
Frannie Golde - Background Vocals
Joanne Harris - Background Vocals

Produced by Brooks Arthur and Barry Mann in association with Cynthia Weil

Al Gorgoni - Guitar Arrangements (1, 3, 4), String Arrangement (1), String Conduction (1)
Gene Page (as Gene Paige) - Synthesizers Arrangement (2), String Arrangements (5, 6)
Chris Dedrick - Synthesizers Arrangements (4, 10), Horn Arrangement (4)
Daryl Dragon - Synthesizers Arrangement (7)
Tom Snow - Synthesizers Arrangement (9)

Bob Merritt - Recording Engineer, Remix Engineer
David Latman - Additional Engineering
Brooks Arthur - Recording Engineer (Peacan Street Studios), Remix Engineer
Stephen Marcussen - Assisting Engineer (Studio 55)
Chet Himes - Assisting Engineer (Peacan Street Studios)

Recording Studios:
Record Plant, L.A. (Primary Recording Location)
Studio 55, Hollywood (Additional Recording Location)
Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park (Additional Recording Location)
Peacan Street Studios, Austin (Additional Recording Location)

Doug Sax - Disc Mastering

Mastering Studio:
Mastering Lab, Hollywood

Kim Seiniger - Product Coordinator
Robin Bloksberg - Product Coordinator
Phyllis Chotin - Art Direction
Gribbitt! - Design
Ed Fortson - Cover Photos

Track 1:
“Strings conducted and arranged by Al Gorgoni (arranged at Mickey Leonard’s house)”.

“On “We’re Over,” “Me Without You” and “Don’t Know Much,” Barry Mann played on the Blüthner Grand Piano, which was provided by Kasimoff-Blüthner, Hollywood.”.

“This album was mixed with the use of the Aphex Aural Exciter”.

“Bob Merritt, who has given us more than his engineering talents. (Thank you) // David Latman, who has also given us more than just his time and experience. (Thank you)”.

“Our thanks to Sam Trust and Lester Sill for always being there. // Thanks to Steve Love for being a believer. // A special thanks to a lady we love, Linda Perry, for her creativity and support. // Thank you, Brooks, for making it all come together. Love, Barry & Cynthia”.

Songwriters:
Barry Mann
Scott English
Gerry Goffin
Tom Snow
Cynthia Weil



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Friday, October 1, 2010

Tom Snow

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Tom Snow - Hungry Nights
Arista AL 9600 (1982) - US LP

Side One

1 - Hungry Nights
2 - Straight For The Heart
3 - Love Hangs By A Thread*
4 - Our Song
5 - Somewhere Down The Road

Side Two

6 - Soon
7 - Don’t Call It Love
8 - I Almost Let You Go
9 - I Think I Know Too Much
10 - Time Of Our Lives

Notes: 1) Above picture and following credits were taken from the original US LP release. 2) Album was re-released on CD for the Japan market with different cover art. 3) Original US LP release listed a different track sequence both on back of cover and on inner sleeve. This was just as follows: 1, 9, 3, 6, 5, 2, 7, 8, 4, 10. 4) I take the initials D.P. in the album credits to be those of producer/multi-instrumentalist Dean Parks. They might however indicate composer Dean Pitchford instead, or for that matter anybody else. Please note that both Mr. Parks and Mr. Pitchford are otherwise included with their full names in the same album credits. On the other hand, it should be safe to assume that T.S. should stand for Mr. Tom Snow himself, and that L.A.M. indicates the production company Like A Movie.

Tom Snow - Vocals, Keyboards
Lee Sklar - Bass (3)*
Hadley Hockensmith - Bass
Abraham Laboriel, Sr. - Bass (as Abe Laboriel)
Ed Greene - Drums
Tris Imboden - Drums (3, 8, 9)
Jeff Porcaro - Drums
Mike Baird - Drums
Dean Parks - Guitars, Bass, Sax Solo, Saxophone
D.P. - Synthesizer
Lenny Castro - Percussion, Conga
Richard Page - Background Vocals
Tom Kelly - Background Vocals
Carol Carmichael Parks - Background Vocals
T.S. - Background Vocals

Produced by Dean Parks for Like A Movie, Inc.

D.P. - String Arrangements (3, 5, 8, 10)
T.S. - String Arrangements (3, 5)

Jeremy Smith - Drums Recording Engineer (1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Dean Parks - Drums Recording Engineer (3, 4)
Lee Herschberg - Strings Recording Engineer
David J. Holman - Mixing Engineer

Recording Studios:
L.A.M. (all other recording)
Evergreen Studio (strings)

Management: M.B. Snow // for Snow Music // Los Angeles, Calif.

Ria Lewerke-Shapiro - Art Direction & Design
George Hurrell - Photography

“Special Thanks // Clive Davis, The Staff At Arista, Cynthia Weil & Eric Kaz For Their Patience, Wally Franson, David Holman, George Hurrell, Peter Lopez, Carol Parks, Ria, Jeremy Smith, Superior Music Transfer, Lee Trainor, Rick White, Bill & Getty, And, Most Of All, MB.”.

Songwriters:
Tom Snow
John Farrar
Eric Kaz
Dean Pitchford
Cynthia Weil
Richard Wolf



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The Manhattan Transfer

Latest post update: December 2015.



The Manhattan Transfer - The Offbeat Of Avenues
Columbia C 47079 (1991) - US LP


Side One

1 - The Offbeat Of Avenues
2 - Sassy
3 - 10 Minutes Till The Savages Come
4 - What Goes Around Comes Around
5 - Blue Serenade
6 - Gentleman With A Family

Side Two

7 - Women In Love
8 - A World Apart
9 - Confide In Me*
10 - The Quietude (Encuentro De Animales)
11 - Blues For Pablo

Note: Above picture and following credits were taken from the US CD release on Columbia CK 47079. Thanks to Alexander Filip for the side one/two breakdown.

Cheryl Bentyne - Vocals
Tim Hauser - Vocals, Sandpaper Blocks
Alan Paul - Vocals
Janis Siegel - Vocals
Lee Sklar - Bass (9)*
Bill Bodine - Bass, Synthesizer
Alec Milstein - Slap Bass
Alex Blake - Bass
Harvie Swartz - Bass
Jeff Porcaro - Drums (9)
John “J.R.” Robinson - Drums (as John Robinson)
Grady Tate - Drums
Connie Kay - Drums
Jamie Glaser - Guitar
Herb Pedersen - Acoustic Guitar
Ian Prince - Synthesizers
John Beasley - Synthesizer
Jeff Lorber - Synthesizers
Les Pierce - Synthesizers
Chuck Jonkey - Synthesizers, Sitar, Ethnic Percussion
Gerald O’ Brien - Synthesizers
Don Freeman - Synthesizers
Larry Williams - Saxophone
Mark Isham - Synthesizers, Trumpet
Yaron Gershovsky - Acoustic Piano
Mike Finnigan - B-3 Organ
Richard Elliot - Tenor Sax
Bob Sheppard - Saxophone
Peter Christlieb - Saxophone
Jerry Hey - Trumpet
Gary Grant - Trumpet
Lew Soloff - Trumpet Solo
Dirty Dozen Brass Band (Gregory Davis, Efrem Towns, Kevin Harris, Roger Lewis, Kirk Joseph, Charles Joseph) - Horns
Kirk Joseph - Tuba Solo
Hector Vargas - Zamponia & Quena
Frank Colon - Ethnic Percussion
Angelica Azero - Narrative

Produced by Tim Hauser
John Sutcliffe - Executive Producer

Produced by:
Tim Hauser and Ian Prince (1, 5)
Tim Hauser (2, 6, 9, 10, 11)
Tim Hauser and Jeff Lorber (3)
Tim Hauser and Les Pierce (4, 8)
Tim Hauser and Don Freeman (7)
Gerald O’ Brien - Additional Production (6)

Cheryl Bentyne - Vocal Arrangements (1, 6)
Janis Siegel - Vocal Arrangements (2, 3, 7, 8), Vocal Adaptation (11)
Alan Paul - Vocal Arrangements (4, 10), Music Arrangement (10)
Ian Prince - Vocal Arrangement (1), Music Arrangements (1, 5)
Les Pierce - Vocal Arrangements (4, 7), Music Arrangements (4, 8)
Van Dyke Parks - Vocal Arrangement (5)
David Pack - Vocal Arrangement (8)
Mervyn Warren - Vocal Arrangement (9)
Bill Bodine - Music Arrangement (2)
Jeff Lorber - Music Arrangement (3)
Gerald O’ Brien - Music Arrangement (6)
Don Freeman - Music Arrangement (7)
Larry Williams - Music Arrangement (9), Horn Arrangement (9)
Chuck Jonkey - Music Arrangement (10)
Mark Isham - Music Arrangement (11)
Jerry Hey - Horn Arrangement (2)
Gregory Davis - Horn Arrangement (5)
Ian Prince - Programming (1, 5)
Bill Bodine - Programming (2)
Jeff Lorber - Programming (3), Drum Programming (2)
Les Pierce - Programming (4, 8)
Gerald O’Brien - Programming (6)
Don Freeman - Programming (7)
Larry Williams - Programming (9)
Chuck Jonkey - Programming (10)
Mark Isham - Programming (11)
Bobby Z - Drum Programming (7)
Erik Hanson - Programming Assistant (9)
Mark Lopeman - Original Transcription (11)

Gary Lux - Engineer, Mixing Engineer
Ken Felton - Assistant Engineer
Steven Miller - Additional Engineering
Elliot Peters - Additional Engineering
Ted Blaisdell - Additional Engineering
Steve Krause - Additional Engineering
Marnie Riley - Second Engineer
Leslie Ann Jones - Second Engineer
Chuck Jonkey - Jungle Sounds Recordist (on DAT tape machine in
the Deep Amazon at Atun Cocha, Peru) (10)

Recording Studios:
Studio 55, Los Angeles
Devonshire Studios, Los Angeles
Conway Recording Studios, Los Angeles
Paisley Park Studios, Minneapolis
RPM Studios, New York

Mixing Studios:
Conway Recording Studios
Capitol Recording Studios

Bernie Grundman - Mastering Engineer for Bernie Grundman Mastering

Ivy Skoff - Production Coordination

Management: Avnet Management/Gold Mountain Entertainment/Brian Avnet and John Cutcliffe
Booking Agent: Triad Artists/Richard Rosenberg and David Snyder
For Columbia Records: A&R: Bobby Colomby and Jay Landers

Tom Gibson - Product Manager
Nancy Donald - Art Direction
D. Gorton - Photographer

Inner Inlay Picture: “Shot on location at Jay’s Jayburgers, L.A.”.

“Special Thanks To:
Don Ienner, Tommy Mottola, Jay Landers, Bobby Colomby, Brian Avnet, John Cutcliffe, Michael Rosenfeld, Barry Menes, Paul Menes and Marvin Goodfriend.”.

“Thanks To:
Corey Allen, Angelica Azero, Toni Basil, David Batteau, Bill Bodine, Johnny Capp, Logan Davis, Mimi DeBlasio, Nancy Donald, Robert Edwards, Donald Fagen, Ken Felton, Don “Per Einer” Freeman, Rick Garcia, Tom Gibson, D. Gorton, Basie “Lalo” Hauser, Lori Hauser, Mark Isham, Chuck Jonkey, Marc Jordan, Jeff Lorber, Gary Lux, Nancy Lyons, Carl Malone, Tom Martin, James Murray (Panasonic), Gerald O’ Brien, David Pack, Panolog Computer Guides, Van Dyke Parks, Arielle Paul, Angela Paul, Martiza Mirna Peres, Keely Pickering, Les Pierce, Ian Prince, Marcus Pulsivar, Lisa Reardon, Debbie Sadlouskos, Ivy Skoff, Michael Skoletsky, Brock Walsh, Mervyn Warren, Jack White, Reggie Wiggins, Bob Willcox, Larry Williams and Alicia Winfield. Everyone at Devonshire Studios: Dave, Dee, Kelly, Craig, Pete, Marlyn, Scott, and Conway Studios: Buddy, Jill, Charlene, Marnie and Craig.”.

“The Manhattan Transfer Fan Club // 3575 Cahuenga Blvd. West // Suite 450 // Los Angeles, CA 90068”.

Songwriters:
Cheryl Bentyne
Tim Hauser
Alan Paul
Janis Siegel
David Batteau
Bill Bodine
Gil Evans
Donald Fagen
Don Freeman
Jon Hendricks
Chuck Jonkey
Marc Jordan
Jeff Lorber
Michael McDonald
Gerald O’Brien
David Pack
Van Dyke Parks
Les Pierce
Ian Prince
Brock Walsh




source/pic: my records
US LP catalog #: the net
side one/side two breakdown: thanks to Alexander Filip

Barry Manilow



“In The Swing Of Christmas” - 2007 US CD release - front inlay



“In The Swing Of Christmas” - 2009 CD re-release (EU) - front inlay

Barry Manilow - In The Swing Of Christmas
Hallmark XPR4172/95902 00878 (2007) - US CD
Arista 88697 57490 2 (2009) - US CD - Re-release with 2 bonus tracks


1 - Silver Bells - (All Vocals By Barry Manilow)
2 - Carol Of The Bells/Jingle Bells
3 - Joy To The World/It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
4 - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
5 - Violets For Your Furs
6 - O Tannenbaum/Winter Wonderland
7 - Christmas Time Is Here
8 - The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
9 - Toyland
10 - Count Your Blessings

2009 re-release bonus tracks

11 - Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
12 - Christmas Is Just Around The Corner* - from “Cranberry Christmas”

Notes: 1) Album was first released as a 10-track CD in 2007 under license to the Hallmark company for distribution. In 2009 it was re-released by Arista with 2 added bonus tracks and a slightly altered artwork (see pictures above). 2) Following credits and above pictures were taken both from the US Hallmark release and the EU re-release on Arista/Sony Music 88697 57490 2. According to web sources catalog #s of re-release should be the same both for US and EU markets. 3) There does exist a 3rd bonus track, “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear”, which according to liner notes in the 2007 release is available only as a download from www.barrymanilow.com (see credits below). This information was not however included in the 2009 re-release. 4) Mark Gray, Justin Pintar, Dan Monti and Charlie Paakkari were erroneously credited as assistant engineers under the ‘Mastering’ credits on the 2007 release, while they worked in fact as assistant recording engineers. This was later corrected in the 2009 re-release. 5) The ‘thank you’ notes for the entire 2009 re-release are different from the ones in the Hallmark release and thus have been indicated as ‘alternate’ as opposed to ‘additional’.

2007 Release Credits

Barry Manilow - Vocals

MaD Fusion:
Mat Fieldes - Bass
David Rozenblatt - Drums
Matt Herskowitz - Piano

The Randy Kerber Trio:
Mike Valerio - Bass
Joe La Barbera - Drums
Randy Kerber - Piano

George Doering - Guitar
Ron Pedley - Additional Keyboards
Tom Scott - Saxophone, Flute
Warren Leuning - Trumpet
Randy Crenshaw - Background Vocal
Susie Stevens - Background Vocal

Produced and Arranged by Barry Manilow
Scott Erickson - Co-producer
Garry C. Kief - Executive Producer
Marc Hulett - Associate Producer

Barry Manilow - Arrangements (1, 5)
Nelson Riddle - Arrangement (5) (based on an arrangement by)
Roger Treece - Vocal Orchestration (1), Additional Arranging (1)
Randy Kerber - Horn Arrangement (9)
Randy Crenshaw - Background Vocal Arrangement (2)

Don Murray - Recording Engineer, Additional Mixing (1)
Scott Erickson - Mixing Engineer
Mark Gray - Assistant Recording Engineer
Justin Pintar - Assistant Recording Engineer
Dan Monti - Assistant Recording Engineer
Charlie Paakkari - Assistant Recording Engineer (as Charlie Paakari)
Greg Bartheld - Additional Engineering, Technical Assistance
Koji Egawa - Additional Engineering, Technical Assistance

Recording Studios:
Studio At The Palms, Las Vegas, NV
Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA
Pepper Tree Studio, Palm Springs, CA
SongLee Studio, La Cañada, CA
Pepper Tree Studio, Las Vegas, NV

Mixing Studios:
SongLee Studio, La Cañada, CA
Studio At The Palms, Las Vegas, NV
The Firehouse, Pasadena, CA

Doug Sax - Mastering Engineer
Sangwook “Sunny” Nam - Mastering Engineer (with)

Mastering Studio:
The Mastering Lab, Ojai, CA

Cristina Abaroa - Additional Production Assistance, Music Preparation
Rod Pedley Music Services - Music Preparation
Terry Woodson Music - Music Preparation
J. Barrick Griffiths - Music Preparation

Management: Garry C. Kief, Stiletto Entertainment

Jeff Katz - Art Direction, Photography
Hallmark Marketing Studio - Design, Liner Notes

“My favorite holiday memories are of the music - all those great Christmas classics that filled our small Brooklyn apartment. For this CD, I chose songs that take me back to that good feeling. Timeless songs that I hope you’ll want to play all December long. // Happy Holidays, Barry Manilow”.

“Stiletto Entertainment and Barry Manilow are registered trademarks of Hastings, Clayton & Tucker, Inc.”.

“Thanks to: Yamaha Musical Instruments, Zoe Thrall, Paula Salvatore, and Teresa Bustillo. Joe Brenner and Joe Penachio. Adam Kief, Chris Walters, Garry Kief, John Adams, Kenny Pyle, Kristen Kief, Lynn Michelson, Matt Ivester, Ruth Bryant, Sacha Bambadji, Sara Zickuhr, and the entire Stiletto family. // Thanks to the entire team at Arista Records including: Clive Davis, Charles Goldstruck, Tom Corson, Scott Seviour, Richard Palmese, Emio Zizza, Rani Hancock, Claudia Butzky, Jennifer Fowler, Sarah Weinstein, Kevin Beisler, Jane Morledge, Chris Lebeau, and Scott Sylvester. // Special thanks to: Gayle Holcomb, Teri Brown, Ann Herrick…and everyone at Hallmark.”.

“Get the free holiday bonus track, // “It Came Upon The Midnight Clear” // (Arranged and re-interpreted by Barry Manilow), // By visiting www.barrymanilow.com today!”.

“1-800-hallmark - www.hallmark.com”.

2009 Re-release Additional Credits

Barry Manilow - Vocals, Keyboards, Background Vocal
Leland Sklar - Bass (12)*
Chuck Berghofer - Bass
Gregg Field - Drums
John Ferraro - Drums (12)
George Doering - Guitar
Tim Pierce - Guitar
Mike Lang - Piano
Jim Cox - Keyboards
Warren Luening - Trumpet
Dan Fornero - Trumpet
Jeff Bunnell - Trumpet
Andy Martin - Trombone
Charlie Morillas - Trombone
Brian O’Connor - French Horn
Sal Lozano - Woodwinds
Jay Mason - Woodwinds
Eric Marienthal - Woodwinds
David Rozenblatt - Percussion
Randy Crenshaw - Background Vocal
Jeff Gunn - Background Vocal
Susie Stevens - Background Vocal
Scottie Haskel - Background Vocal
Jeffrey Foskett - Background Vocal
Jeni Snyder - Background Vocal
Debby Lytton - Background Vocal
Patty Lloyd - Background Vocal
Susanna Wolk - Background Vocal
Greg O’Connor - Background Vocal
Michael Lloyd - Background Vocal

Produced by Barry Manilow and Scott Erickson (11)
Produced by Michael Lloyd for Mike Curb Productions, Greg O’Connor and Barry Manilow (12)

Barry Manilow - Arrangement (11)
Ray Ellis - Arrangement (11)
Randy Crenshaw - Background Vocals Arrangement (11)
Scott Erickson - Drum Programming (11)

Bill Schnee - Recording Engineer (11), Mixing Engineer (11)
Bob Kearney - Recording Engineer (12)
Michael Lloyd - Mixing Engineer (12), Pro Tools Editing (12)
Charlie Bybee - Assistant Engineer (11)
Koji Egawa - Technical Assistance (11)
Nigel Lundemo - Pro Tools Editing (12)

Recording Studio:
Schnee Studio, North Hollywood, CA (11)

Mixing Studio:
Schnee Studio, North Hollywood, CA (11)

“Michael Lloyd Special Thanks:
Assistant to the producers: Mike Lloyd II, Don Griffin/West LA Music”.

2009 Re-release Alternate Notes

“Thanks to: Garry Kief and the Stiletto Entertainment family: Chris Walters, John Adams, Kristen Kief, Lynn Michelson, Ruth Bryant and Sara Zickhur. // Thanks to the entire team at Arista Records including: Clive Davis, Barry Weiss, Tom Corson, Scott Seviour, Richard Palmese, Dan Zucker, Heidi Herman, Rani Hancock, Mark Tavern, Bob Anderson, Julia Savoca, Claudia Butzky, Jennifer Fowler, Sarah Weinstein, Sheri Ladner, Kevin Beisler, Erwin Gorostiza, Sandra Luk, Heather Bowmaster, Annie Meaher, Jessica Mitchell and Scott Sylvester.”.

“For the latest information about Barry’s career, album releases, concert dates and much more, visit us on the internet at www.manilow.com”.

Songwriters:
Thomas Adair
Irving Berlin
Felix Bernard
Ralph Blane
Clifford Brown
Matt Dennis
Ray Evans
Vince Guaraldi
Victor Herbert
Jay Livingston
Glen MacDonough
Hugh Martin
Lee Mendelson
J.S. Pierpont
Eddie Pola
Richard Smith
Mel Tormé
Traditional
Robert Wells
George Wyle
Additional Songwriters (2009 re-release):
Barry Manilow
Johnny Marks
Bruce Sussman




source/pics: my records
US catalog #: the net



Barry Manilow - The Greatest Songs Of The Eighties
Arista 88697 37161 2 (2008) - US CD
Arista/Sony Music 88697 47172 2 (2009) - UK CD - Release with 2 bonus tracks


1 - Islands In The Stream* - (Duet with Reba McEntire) - 1983
2 - Open Arms* - 1982
3 - Never Gonna Give You Up* - 1988
4 - Have I Told You Lately* - 1989
5 - I Just Called To Say I Love You* - 1984
6 - Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)* - 1984
7 - Careless Whisper* - 1985
8 - Right Here Waiting* - 1989
9 - Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)* - 1981
10 - Hard To Say I’m Sorry* - 1982
11 - Time After Time* - 1984
12 - (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life* - 1987

UK release bonus tracks

13 - Biggest Part Of Me* - 1980
14 - Every Time You Go Away* - 1985

Notes: 1) CD was released in the UK in 2009 with 2 bonus tracks. 2) According to web sources, three outtakes from these sessions were included in a bonus 5-song CD entitled “Songs From The Vault” which was packaged alongside the “Greatest Love Songs Of All Time” release (see entry below) as an exclusive offer for the members of the QVC US shopping website. According to same sources the three outtakes in question are “Biggest Part Of Me” (already included as bonus in the UK release), “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” and “Every Breath You Take”. Please check back for more details. 3) Above picture was taken from the US release while credits were taken from both US and UK releases. 4) CD does not come with track-by-track musician credits. While Lee is the only bass player on the selections, it was not possible to indicate which drummer/percussionist plays on which tracks. 5) The dates next to the song titles indicate the years the songs were firstly released by their original performers.

Barry Manilow - Vocals, Piano, Background Vocals
Lee Sklar - Bass (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14)*
Charlie Morgan - Drums
John Ferraro - Drums
John “J.R.” Robinson - Drums (as John “JR” Robinson)
Tim Pierce - Guitar
Oscar Castro Neves - Guitar
Eddie Arkin - Guitar
Scott Erickson - Piano, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocals
Randy Kerber - Piano
Greg O’ Connor - Piano, Background Vocals
Jim Cox - Keyboards
Dave Koz - Saxophone
James Pankow - Horns
Ray Herrmann - Horns
Lee Thornburg - Horns
David Rozenblatt - Percussion
Michael Lloyd - Percussion, Background Vocals
Kayla Balch - Background Vocals
Randy Crenshaw - Background Vocals
Ron Dante - Background Vocals
Vangie Gunn - Background Vocals
Jeff Gunn - Background Vocals
Windy Wagner - Background Vocals
Jason Scheff - Background Vocals
Assa Drori - Violin (Concert Master)
Joel Derouin - Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky - Violin
Johana Krejci - Violin
Songa Lee - Violin
Raymond Kobler - Violin
Rebecca Bunnell - Violin
Haim Shtrum - Violin
Ronald Folsom - Violin
Rita Weber - Violin
E. Samuel Fischer - Violin
Lisa Dondlinger - Violin
Liane Mautner - Violin
Phillip Levy - Violin
Darius Campo - Violin
Tereza Stanislav - Violin
Irina Voloshina - Violin
Roland Kato - Viola
V. Miskolezy - Viola
Evan N. Wilson - Viola
Alma Fernandez - Viola
Larry Corbett - Cello
Christina Soule - Cello
Ira Glansbeek - Cello
John Walz - Cello
Armen Ksajikian - Cello
Cecilia Tsan - Cello
Marcia Dickstein - Harp
Steven Becknell - French Horn
Brian O’Connor - French Horn
James Atkinson - French Horn
Daniel Kelley - French Horn
Sheridon Stokes - Flute
Gary Foster - Flute
Greg Huckings - Flute
Joe Soldo - Contractor

Album Produced by Barry Manilow and Clive Davis
Produced by Barry Manilow and Scott Erickson (1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12)
Produced by Michael Lloyd for Mike Curb Productions, Greg O’Connor and Barry Manilow (3, 8, 10, 11, 14)
Produced by Barry Manilow and Ron Walters, Jr. (13)
Garry C. Kief - Executive Producer
Marc Hulett - Associate Producer

Barry Manilow - Arrangements (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13)
Scott Erickson - Arrangements (1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 12)
Michael Lloyd - Arrangements (3, 8, 10, 11, 14)
Greg O’Connor - Arrangements (3, 8, 10, 11, 14)
Oscar Castro Neves - Arrangement (5)
Ron Walters, Jr - Arrangement (13)
J. Barrick Griffiths - Orchestration (4)
James Pankow - Horn Arrangement (10)
Scott Erickson - Programming
Greg O’Connor - Programming

Bob Kearney - Rhythm Section Recording Engineer (The Studio, Beverly Hills, CA)
Bill Schnee - Orchestra Recording Engineer (Schnee Studio, North Hollywood,CA), Mixing Engineer (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 12)
Scott Erickson - Additional Recording, Editing, Mixing Engineer (6)
Michael Lloyd - Additional Recording, Editing, Pro Tools Editing, Mixing Engineer (3, 8, 10, 11), Vocal Engineering (3, 8, 10, 11)
Brian Donovan - Additional Recording, Editing
Nathaniel Kunkel - Additional Recording, Editing
Michael Leonard - Additional Recording, Editing
George Leger - Additional Recording, Editing
Ken Sluiter - Additional Recording, Editing
Nigel Lundemo - Additional Recording, Editing, Pro Tools Editing
M. Jeffrey Lloyd - Additional Recording, Editing
Koji Egawa - Pro Tools Editing
Darius Fong - Assistant Mix Engineer

Recording Studios:
The Studio, Beverly Hills, CA (Rhythm Section)
Schnee Studio, North Hollywood, CA (Orchestra)
Pepper Tree Studio, Palm Springs, CA (Additional Recording)
Pepper Tree Studio, Las Vegas, NV (Additional Recording)
Song Lee Studio, La Canada, CA (Additional Recording)
The Shore, Malibu, CA (Additional Recording)
Sha Intermedia, Malibu, CA (Additional Recording)

Mixing Studios:
Schnee Studio, North Hollywood, CA
Song Lee Studio, La Canada, CA (6)
The Studio, Beverly Hills, CA (3, 8, 10, 11)

Doug Sax - Mastering Engineer
Robert Hadley - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
The Mastering Lab, Ojai, CA

Express Music Services - Music Preparation
Lee Monroe - Music Preparation
Ashley Wells - Music Preparation
Cristina Abaroa - Music Preparation, Production Manager
Terry Woodson Music - Music Preparation
J. Barrick Griffiths - Music Preparation
Penny Watson-Crum - Music Preparation
John D’Andrea - Music Preparation

Management: Garry C. Kief - Stiletto Entertainment

Scott Seviour - Artist Development
Erwin Gorostiza - Art Direction & Design
Matthew Rolston - Photography
Kevin Posey - Styling and Make-up
Mooney - Hair (not credited on US release)

“Stiletto Entertainment and Barry Manilow are registered trademarks of Hastings/Clayton/Tucker, Inc.”.

“Barry Manilow plays Yamaha Pianos”.

“Great big thanks to Clive Davis, the Albert Einstein of music. I am the grateful recipient of his genius. // Thanks to Reba McEntire - one of the most talented and beautiful people I’ve ever worked with. // Thanks to my dear and incredibly talented friend Dave Koz. I’ll never quite understand how he can make a piece of metal sing with so much emotion. // Thanks to the unique talents of Jason Scheff, James Pankow, Ray Herrmann and Lee Thornburg from Chicago for joining me on “Hard To Say I’m Sorry” and giving me their stamp of approval. // Thanks to John Adams, Chris Walters, Sara Zickuhr, Lynn Michelson and the entire Stiletto family. // Thanks to Barry Weiss, Tom Corson, Richard Palmese, Scott Seviour, Daniel Hinchliffe, John Fleckenstein, Claudia Butzky, Scott Sylvester, Erwin Gorostiza, Rani Hancock, Sarah Weinstein, Samantha Lecca and my Arista family. // Personal thanks to Scott Erickson, Michael Lloyd, Greg O’Connor, Bill Schnee, Joe Brenner, Joe Penachio, Carol Marshall, Stephenie Hope and Mare Hulett. // Most of all, thanks to Garry Kief.”.

“Michael Lloyd thanks: // Assistant to the Producers: Mike Lloyd II, and Don Griffin/West LA Music”.

“Scott Erickson thanks: // Miya, Anika, Yung and Cristina Abaroa”.

“For the latest information about Barry’s career, appearances, album releases, “Ultimate Manilow: The Hits” performance schedule and much more, visit us on the internet at www.manilow.com”.

Songwriters:
Matt Aiken
Peter Allen
Burt Bacharach
Carole Bayer Sager
Jonathan Cain
Peter Cetera
Phil Collins
Christopher Cross
John DiNicola
David Foster
Barry Gibb
Maurice Gibb
Robin Gibb
Robert Hyman
Cyndi Lauper
Donald Markowitz
Richard Marx (as Richard Marks)
George Michael
Van Morrison
Steve Perry
Frankie Previte
Andrew Ridgeley
Mike Stock
Peter Waterman
Stevie Wonder
Additional Songwriters (UK release):
David Pack
Daryl Hall




source/pic: my records



Barry Manilow - The Greatest Love Songs Of All Time
Arista 88697 59777 2 (2010) - US CD
Arista/Sony Music 88697 65264 2 (2010) - UK CD - Release with 1 bonus track


1 - Love Is Here To Stay
2 - The Look Of Love
3 - Where Do I Begin? (Theme From “Love Story”)
4 - I Only Have Eyes For You
5 - I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
6 - The Twelfth Of Never
7 - We’ve Only Just Begun
8 - Nevertheless
9 - Love Me Tender
10 - You Made Me Love You
11 - It Could Happen To You
12 - How Deep Is The Ocean?
13 - When You Were Sweet Sixteen (1898)

UK CD release bonus track

14 - Fools Rush In

Notes: 1) CD was released in the UK with 1 bonus track. 2) CD does not come with track-by-track musician credits. 3) Above picture and following credits were taken from the UK release. 4) According to web sources, the US release was available for the members of the QVC US shopping website in an exclusive packaging along with a bonus 5-song CD entitled “Songs From The Vault”. According to same sources, the 5 tracks in question are “Nature Boy” (Brooklyn, New York - 1948), “Golddigger” (outtake from the 1980 album “Barry”) and three outtakes from the 2009 CD “The Greatest Songs Of The Eighties”: “Biggest Part Of Me”, “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” and “Every Breath You Take”. Please check back for more details.

Barry Manilow - Vocals, Piano
Leland Sklar - Bass
Chuck Berghofer - Bass
Chuck Domanico - Bass
Gregg Field - Drums
Vinnie Colaiuta - Drums
Carlos Vega - Drums
Dean Parks - Guitar
Laurence Juber - Guitar
Tim Pierce - Guitar
Randy Kerber - Piano
Alan Broadbent - Piano
Brian Kilgore - Percussion
Paulinho Da Costa - Percussion (as Paulinho DaCosta)

Orchestra:
Assa Drori - Violin, Concert Master
Darius Campo - Violin
Kevin Connolly - Violin
Joel Derouin - Violin
Ron Folsom - Violin
Anatoly Rosinski - Violin
Liane Mautner - Violin
Miran Kojian - Violin
Becky Bunnell - Violin
Johana Krejci - Violin
Tereza Stanislaw - Violin
Jennifer Munday - Violin
Rita Weber - Violin
Irina Voloshina - Violin
Songa Lee - Violin
Cynthia Moussas - Violin
Katia Popov - Violin
Audrey Solomon - Violin
Lisa Dondlinger - Violin
Alyssa Park - Violin
Neel Hammond - Violin
Brian Benning - Violin
Roland Kato - Viola
Victoria Miskolczy - Viola
David Walther - Viola
Harry Shirinian - Viola
Alma Fernandez - Viola
Ray Tischer - Viola
Rodney Wirtz - Viola
Armin Ksajikian - Cello
Cecilia Tsan - Cello
Tina Soule - Cello
Trevor Handy - Cello
John Walz - Cello
David Speltz - Cello
Tim Loo - Cello
Paula Hochhalther - Cello
John Krovoza - Cello
Diego Mirillas - Cello
Drew Dembowski - Contra Bass
Nico Abandolo - Contra Bass
Ramon Stagnaro - Contra Bass
Gayle Levant - Harp
Gary Foster - Woodwinds
Dave Shostac - Woodwinds
Bob Sheppard - Woodwinds
Gene Cipriano - Woodwinds
Greg Huckins - Woodwinds
Lee Callet - Woodwinds
Dave Hill - Woodwinds
Warren Luening - Trumpet
Wayne Bergeron - Trumpet
Charles Davis - Trumpet
Larry McGuire - Trumpet
Charles Loper - Trombone
Bob McChesney - Trombone
Charles Morillas - Trombone
Phil Teele - Trombone
Steve Becknell - French Horn
Paul Klintworth - French Horn
Jim Atkinson - French Horn
Justin Hageman - French Horn

Produced by Barry Manilow, Michael Lloyd and Clive Davis
Garry C. Kief - Executive Producer
Marc Hulett - Associate Producer
Barry Manilow - Rhythm Track Producer (12)
Eddie Arkin - Rhythm Track Producer (12)
Joe Soldo - Orchestra Contractor

Barry Manilow - Arrangements (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14)
Patrick Williams - Arrangements (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 14)
Doug Walter - Arrangement (10), String Arrangement (12)

Armin Steiner - Recording Engineer (20th Century Fox Scoring Stage)
Allen Sides (as Alan Sides) - Recording Engineer (Capitol Studios)
Michael Lloyd - Recording Engineer (The Studio One), Mixing Engineer, Pro Tools Editing
Barry Manilow - Recording Engineer (Peppertree Studios)
Bob Kearney - Rhythm Tracks Engineer
Steve Genewick - Assistant Engineer (Capitol Studios)
Tim Lauber - Assistant Engineer (20th Century Fox Scoring Stage)
George Leger III - Digital Editing
Nigel Lundemo - Pro Tools Editing
Larry Mah - Pro Tools Recordist (20th Century Fox)
Tom Steele - Scoring Stage Stage Manager (20th Century Fox)

Recording Studios:
20th Century Fox Scoring Stage, Los Angeles, CA
Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA
The Studio One, Beverly Hills, CA
Peppertree Studios, Palm Springs, CA
Dave Collins - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Dave Collins Mastering

Terry Woodson - Music Preparation
Gordon Berg - Music Preparation
Daniel Perito - Music Preparation
J.B. Griffiths - Music Preparation
William Baker - Music Preparation
Penny Watson - Music Preparation

Management: Garry C. Kief - Stiletto Entertainment

Scott Seviour - Artist Development
Erwin Gorostiza - Creative Director, Art Direction, Design
Denise Trotman - Art Direction, Design
Greg Gorman - Photography

Track 8:
“All vocals by Barry Manilow”.

“Barry Manilow Special Thanks // To Garry Kief and the Stiletto Entertainment family: Chris Walters, John Adams, Kristen Kief, Lynn Michelson, Ruth Bryant, Donnie Dixon, Kyle Novak, Cody Phelps and Sara Zickhur. // Thanks to the entire team at Arista Records including: Clive Davis, Barry Weiss, Tom Corson, Scott Seviour, Richard Palmese, Dan Zucker, Heidi Herman, Rani Hancock, Mark Tavern, Bob Anderson, Julia Savoca, Stephanie Freese, Claudia Butzky, Jennifer Fowler, Ed Rivadavia, Sarah Weinstein, Sheri Ladner, Kevin Beisler, Erwin Gorostiza, Sandra Luk, Heather Bowmaster, Annie Meaher, Jessica Mitchell and Scott Sylvester.”.

“Michael Lloyd Special Thanks // To Mike Curb Productions, Don Griffin/West LA Music and Patty!”.

“Stiletto Entertainment and Barry Manilow are registered trademarks of Hastings, Clayton & Tucker, Inc.”.

“For the latest information about Barry’s career, appearances, album releases, Barry Manilow’s new show at Paris Las Vegas and much more, visit us on the internet at www.manilow.com and www.manilowparis.com”.

Songwriters:
Burt Bacharach
Irving Berlin
Johnny Burke
Hal David
Al Dubin
Dorothy Fields
George Gershwin
Ira Gershwin
Ruby Harry
Bert Kalmar
Francis Lai
Jerry Livingston
Vera Matson
Joe McCarthy
Jimmy McHugh
James Monaco
Roger Nichols
Elvis Presley
Carl Sigman
James Thornton
Jimmy Van Heusen
Harry Warren
Paul Webster
Paul Williams
Additional Songwriters (UK release):
Rube Bloom
John Mercer




source/pics: my records
US catalog #: the net