Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Lyle Lovett - Summer Tour 2012

Lyle Lovett is hitting the road for his 2012 Summer Tour starting Saturday, June 30 in Taos, New Mexico, and continuing on across the U.S. and Canada through September 9. Mr. Lovett will be performing with his Acoustic Group up until August 14. From Sunday, August 19 on, the remaining leg of the tour will be performed with his Large Band including Lee on bass. You may find the tour dates on the → Lyle Lovett Official Website.

...and if you would like to check out the Lyle Lovett ❏ post, you may find it → here.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Dave Lambert

Dave Lambert - Framed
Polydor PD 1-6193 (1979) - US LP

Side One

1 - Take A Little Bit Of My Life
2 - Framed
3 - Remember Me, All Ways*
4 - Dorian*
5 - This Is My Neighbourhood

Side Two

6 - Welcome To My Dream*
7 - So Lucky*
8 - White Knight*
9 - Crystal Virgin*

Notes: 1) Although Dave Lambert is a British artist, album was originally not released in the UK. 2) Lee shares bass player credits with The Who's John Entwistle on track 8. 3) An alternate mix of track 3 re-entitled “Remember Me Always” was included in the 2004 UK collection “Work In Progress” on Witchwood WMCD 2013. Please note that also in this instance Lee shares bass player credits with John Entwistle, yet on a different track than on album. Please check back for relative entry. 4) A legal mp3 version of “Work In Progress” is currently downloadable from Amazon.

Dave Lambert - Vocals, Electric Lead Guitar, Electric Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Rhythm Guitar, Electric Slide Lead Guitar, Guitar Solo, All Backing Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass (3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9)*
John Entwistle - Bass
Denny Seiwell - Drums (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Richard Bennett - Electric Rhythm Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electric Lead Guitar, Acoustic Rhythm Guitar
Thomas Hensley (as Tom Hensley) - Yamaha Electric Keyboard, Acoustic Piano, Quadra Synthesizer, Clavinet, Fender Rhodes Piano, Harpsichord
Robbie Buchanan - Acoustic Piano Solo & Rhythm, Mellotron
Larry Brown - Percussion (1, 6, 7)
Phil O’Kelsey - All Backing Vocals
Randy Bishop - All Backing Vocals

Produced by Spencer Proffer for the Pasha Music Organization

Dave Lambert - Arrangements, Basic Tracks Arrangements
Spencer Proffer - Arrangements, Basic Tracks Arrangements
Thomas Hensley (as Tom Hensley) - Basic Tracks Arrangements

Larry Brown - Engineer
Spencer Proffer - Second Engineer
Daniel Lazerus - Assistant Engineer
Duane Baron - Assistant Engineer
Drew Bennett - Assistant Engineer

Recording Studios:
The Pasha Music House, Hollywood, California (between October and December 1978)
Arnakata Studios, London (additional vocal recordings)

Mixing Studio:
The Pasha Music House, Hollywood, California (between October and December 1978)

Bernie Grundman - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
A&M Studios, Hollywood, California

Management: Jim Dawson for Arnakata Management Inc. // 65 East 55th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022

Mike Doud (AGI) - Art Direction
Nina Grunfeld - Design
Penny Wolin-Semple - Photography

“John Entwistle appears out of the goodness of his heart.”.

Dave Lambert
Gary Benson
Spencer Proffer

source/pic: my records

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Lloyd Cole

Lloyd Cole - Don’t Get Weird On Me Babe
Polydor 511093 (1991) - UK LP

One Side

1 - Tell Your Sister
2 - Weeping Wine
3 - To The Lions
4 - Pay For It
5 - The One You Never Had
6 - She’s A Girl And I’m A Man

Another Side

7 - Butterfly
8 - There For Her*
9 - Margo’s Waltz*

10 - Half Of Everything
11 - Man Enough
12 - What He Doesn’t Know

Note: Above picture and following credits were taken from the US CD release on Capitol CDP 7 96077 2.

Lloyd Cole - Vocals, Guitars, Hammond, Pianos, Organ, Harmonica, Bass, Percussion
Leland Sklar - Bass (8, 9)*
Matthew Sweet - Bass, Vocals
Fred Maher - Drums, Guitar, Percussion (1, 8, 11, 12)
Carlos Vega - Drums (8, 9)
Robert Quine - Guitar
Jack Johnson - Guitar
Blair Cowan - Hammond, Piano, Guitar Samples, Accordian, Harmonium
Bashiri Johnson - Percussion (4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12)
Beti - Backing Vocals

Produced by Lloyd Cole, Fred Maher and Paul Hardiman.

Paul Buckmaster - Orchestra Arrangements, Orchestra Conduction
Sid Page - Concertmaster
Suzie Katayama - Copyist

Paul Hardiman - Engineer
Dana Vlcek - Recording Assistant (Axis Studios), Mixing Assistant (Axis Studios)
John Herman - Recording Assistant (Right Track), Mixing Assistant (Right Track)
Bruce Calder - Recording Assistant (Right Track), Mixing Assistant (Right Track)
David Shober - Orchestral Recordings Engineer (Capitol Studios)

Recording Studios (New York and Los Angeles, Winter 1990-91):
Axis Studios
Right Track
Capitol Studios (orchestral recordings)

Mixing Studios (New York and Los Angeles, Winter 1990-91):
Axis Studios
Right Track
Capitol Studios (orchestral recordings)

Tim Young - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
The Hit Factory, London

Lloyd Cole management by Derek Mackillop and Alan Parks at Middlebrow, London.

Matthew Donaldson - Photography
Michael Nash Assoc. - Sleeve

“Thanks to Chateau Marmont, Hollywood.”.

Lloyd Cole
Blair Cowan
Robert Quine

source/pic: my records
UK label & catalog #: the web

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Terence Trent D'Arby (Sananda Maitreya)

Terence Trent D’Arby - Terence Trent D’Arby’s Symphony Or Damn* (*Exploring The Tension Inside The Sweetness)
Columbia CT 53616 (1993) - US LP

Part I - Confrontation

1 - Welcome To My Monasteryo
2 - She Kissed Me*
3 - Do You Love Me Like You Say?
4 - Baby Let Me Share My Love
5 - Delicate
6 - Neon Messiah
7 - Penelope Please
8 - Wet Your Lips
9 - Turn The Page

Part II - Reconciliation

10 - Castilian Blue
11 - “T.I.T.S.”/“F&J”
12 - Are You Happy?
13 - Succumb To Me
14 - I Still Love You
15 - Seasons
16 - Let Her Down Easy

Notes: 1) Above picture and following credits were taken from the UK CD release on Columbia 473561 2. 2) According to web sources, there exists a UK release (Columbia 473561 1) in the form of a vinyl LP plus a 4-track vinyl EP, with tracks 1/7 and 8/12 making up the two LP sides, and the four remaining tracks making up the EP’s. Whether this format was also adopted for the US market is unbeknownst to me.

Terence Trent D’Arby (as TTD) - Vocals, All Voices, Sounds, Rhythm Guitar, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitars, Percussion (2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14), Live Drums, Drum-Loops, Drums, Drum Programming, Snare Drum, Keyboards, Clavinet, All Noises and Stuff, Bass, Backing Vocals
Lee Sklar - Bass (2)*
Kevin Wyatt - Bass
Tim Archibald - Bass
Neil Stubenhaus - Bass (as Neil Stubenhausen)
Will McGregor - Bass
Curt Bisquera - Drums (2)
Harvey Mason - Drums
Tommy Girvin - Lead Guitar
Chester Kamen - Lead Guitar, 12-String Guitar (in chorus)
Tim Pierce - Guitar
Aaron McClain - Guitar
Greg Phillinganes - Keyboards
Randy Kerber - Electric Piano
Ilene Novog (as Novi Novog) - Viola, Fiddle Harmonics
Suzie Katayama - Cello
Joel Derouin - Violin
Robin Lorentz - Violin
Charlie Bisharat - Violin
The Hummingbird String Company - Strings
Des’ree - Very Special Guest Vocalist

Tower of Power Horn Section:
Emilio Castillo - Tenor Sax
Brandon Fields - Lead Tenor Sax
Stephen “Doc” Kupka - Baritone Sax
Lee Thornburg - Trumpet
Greg Adams - Trumpet

The Atlantic Horns:
John Allmark - Section Leader, Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Joe Giorgianni - Trumpet
Andy Gravisch - Trumpet
John Wheller - Trombone
Peter Cirelli - Baritone Horn
Bob Bowl by - Alto Sax
Dino Govoni - Tenor Sax
Donny McCaslin - Tenor Sax
Scott Gilman - Tenor Sax

All Songs Written, Arranged and Produced by TTD.
TTD - All Strings Arrangements, All Horn Arrangements

Craig Porteils - Recording Engineer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16), Mixing Engineer (11)
Tchad Blake - Recording Engineer (9, 15), Mixing Engineer (15)
Mark “Spike” Stent for SSO - Mixing Engineer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16)
Shelly Yakus - Mixing Engineer (14)
Rob Jacobs - Mixing Engineer (14)
Greg Edward - Album Sequencing Technical Assistant

Recording Studio:
TTD’s Hummingbird Monasteryo

Stephen Marcussen - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Precision Mastering/LA

Management - Michael Lippman for Lippman Entertainment

Julie Blair Carter - Art Direction, Design
Hans Neleman - Photography

“The services of Matthew Vaughan were utilized when things of a programmable nature were needed, my gratitude to him.”.

“The phrases “Whoever You Are Come Forth” and “These Are The Days That Must Happen To You” that start off “Succumb To Me,” taken from Walt Whitman’s “Song Of Myself. // The phrase in “Are You Happy?” “…When in doubt just live the questions and some day you will grow into the answer.” inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Letters To A Young Poet.””.

“Special and heartfelt thanks to Bruce Springsteen and Prince for your well-timed words and/or acts of support and encouragement, it was greatly appreciated, particularly as I look up to you both a great deal, name dropping be damned.”.

“Thank yous // Michael Lippman and all at Lippman Entertainment // Nancy Lippman // Alexandra Villa // Paul Russell, Andy Stephens, Ollie Weait and all at Sony, UK. // Don Ienner, Tommy Mottola, Michele Anthony and all at Sony/Columbia, US. // Peter Rycart and Sally Perryman/EMI/Virgin, UK // Gail Colson // Tony Dimitriades, Alex Scott, Eric Barrett and all at East End Management. // Susan Bonitto // Lester Knispel and all at Boulevard Management // Steve Perry // David Wild // Carole Childs // Barry Tyerman // Tony Russell // Mervyn Brady and The Academy // Mary Vango and Seraphina D’Arby!!! // Claire Stansfield!!! // Mark “Spike” Stent // Craig Porteils // Matt Vaughan // Dr. Jeff Roshford // The Reverend Bishop James and Frances Darby and the Darby posse (inhabiting various territorial aspects of the State of Florida) // Grandma Evans // Mrs. Mildred Clark, Mr. David Martin, Mr. Stan Whitted for the early musical encouragement // Rob and Tanya Prinz // Mitch and Rick and all at CAA // Thanks to Marilyn Laverty and all my friends at Shore Fire // Steve Lewis // Lenny, Dennis, Karen and all at Hits // Greg Edward // Ann Marie McKay // Julie Carter // Kitty Brazelton // Greg Phillinganes // Sean Oliver // And finally a special thanks to Des’ree for making ‘Delicate’ more so // If I’ve omitted anyone deserving of a thank you, please forgive me for it was not intentional.”.

“This collection of songs is lovingly dedicated to my uncle Melvin Howard 1945-1990, and Miles Davis”.

“Current Heroes Corner // 4 gentlemen I bet you didn’t know were black (and it’s not like you’d have been taught in school): Socrates, Homer, Pushkin and Aesop. // G.I. Gurdjieff // Walt Whitman // Ralph Waldo Emerson // James Baldwin // Honoré de Balzac // Rainer Maria Rilke // Edna St. Vincent Millay // Maya Angelou”.

“and to anyone who seeks to comport themselves with grace, dignity and a respect for themselves and for the differences of others, and to anyone who respects knowledge and understanding. For in the long run knowledge and self-sufficiency are greater than any weapons known to man. // I am proud to be a black man, I am proud as well of my Indian and Spanish blood. I am proud and knowledgeable about my culture and I am also proud of yours, and I seek to glean from your culture what it can teach me, because what is truly great and beautiful in any culture belongs to us all. I have learned or am learning the truth about the greatness of your culture’s contribution to the world and can only hope that you can one day learn and accept the truth about my culture’s contribution to the history of mankind. // Call me a romantic naïve fool but I believe that the depths of our respective cultures should provide us with the security to be who we are and yet not be intimidated or intolerant concerning others’ practises and persuasions. I still hold hope in the brotherhood of man. // Eat your meal first at home, then bring your apple and I’ll bring my pear and we will feast under the light of a merciful sun. I leave you with two phrases from one of America’s greatest prophets, Walt Whitman - “This is the meal equally set” and “Whoever you are come forth.” // …and never forget JesusAllahKrishnaBuddha loves you and it’s just as important to love yourself. // Love, peace and tolerance TTD ‘93”.

Terence Trent D’Arby

source/pic: my records
US catalog # and side one/two/EP breakdown: the web

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams - Escapology
Chrysalis 7243 5805792 8 (2002) - UK CD
Virgin 72435 81777 2 5 (2003) - US CD - US release with 3 alternate tracks and different track order

UK CD track list

1 - How Peculiar
2 - Feel
3 - Something Beautiful
4 - Monsoon
5 - Sexed Up
6 - Love Somebody
7 - Revolution*
8 - Handsome Man
9 - Come Undone
10 - Me & My Monkey
11 - Song 3
12 - Hot Fudge
13 - Cursed
14 - Nan's Song
15 - Save The Children - hidden track (same as US14) - see below
16 - I Tried Love - hidden track

US CD track list

US1 - Feel
US2 - Monsoon
US3 - Sexed Up
US4 - Get a Little High
US5 - Come Undone
US6 - Something Beautiful
US7 - Love Somebody
US8 - Revolution*
US9 - How Peculiar
US10 - One Fine Day
US11 - Me and My Monkey
US12 - Handsome Man
US13 - Nan's Song
US14 - How Peculiar (Reprise)

Notes: 1) CD was released in 2003 in a different version for the US market. Track order has been changed; tracks 11, 12, 13 and 16 have been removed; tracks US4 and US10 have been added; track 15 has been ‘revealed’ and renamed as “How Peculiar (Reprise)”. 2) Above picture was taken from UK release. Following credits were taken both from UK and US version. See bottom of entry for picture of US release. 3) No arrangement credits are provided by UK release about track 9 (“Come Undone”). US release credits Boots Ottestad as the arranger. 4) US release credits Dan Porter as assistant mix engineer for track US5 (“Come Undone”). 5) US release credits John Paterno as engineer for track US8 (“Revolution”). 6) Producer and engineer credits for US release are more detailed than for UK counterpart. Since versions of shared songs appear to be the same for both UK and US releases, these credits apply also to UK release, but with sometimes different track # identifier. 7) Mixing location credits for shared tracks 2/US1 and 9/US5 differ between the two releases. 8) Oddly enough, according to credits, UK version was mastered in the US and US version was mastered in the UK (…no, I have not mixed up the credits myself…) (see below). 9) According to web sources there exist some more versions of this CD on the foreign market: an Asian release on EMI RW 9787-7930229-4 (2002) has same track order as UK version minus track 5 (“Sexed Up”). An alternate Asian release on EMI 7243-580579-28 has same UK track order and content. A Japan release on Toshiba EMI TOCP 66132 (2003) has same UK track order and content but comes packaged as a box-CD with alternate picture sleeve case. Whether any of these comes with any of the original hidden tracks is unbeknownst to me.

UK CD Release Credits

Robbie Williams - Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Lo Seratonin (only UK)
Leland Sklar - Bass Guitar (7, US8)*
Phil Spalding - Bass, Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals
Yolanda Charles - Bass Guitar
Jeremy Stacey - Drums
Steve Ferrone - Drums (7, US8)
Jony Rockstar - Drum Loop
Richard Flack - Drum Loop
Chris Sharrock - Drum Loop (only UK)
Guy Chambers - Acoustic Guitars, Fuzz Guitar, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Bass Synthesizer, Piano, Wurlitzer, Hammond Organ, Baldwin Harpsichord, Farfisa
Gary Nuttall - Rhythm Guitar, Picky Guitar, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
Neil Taylor - Slide Guitar, Electric Guitar, 12-String Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar (only UK)
Fil Eisler - Slide Guitar
Phil Palmer - Acoustic Guitar, Spanish Guitar
Waddy Wachtel - Electric Guitar
Grant Geissman - Acoustic Guitar
Dave Catlin-Birch - Acoustic Guitar
Melvin Duffy - Pedal Steel Guitar
Greg Leisz - Pedal Steel Guitar
Dave Clayton - Synthesizers, Sound Effects
Andy Wallace - Piano, Hammond Organ
Jim Cox - Piano, Hammond Organ, Clavinet
Boots Ottestad - Keyboards
Daniel Pierre - Keyboards, Piano
London Session Orchestra - Orchestra
Joel Derouin - Strings
John Wittenberg - Strings
Becky Bunnell - Strings
Norm Hughes - Strings
Eve Butler - Strings
Tiffany Hu - Strings
Ed Stein - Strings
Maria Newman - Strings
Gina Dorman - Strings
Nancy Roth - Strings
Carole Castillo - Strings
Larry Corbett - Strings
Dan Smith - Strings
Bryony Rump - Cello
Dave Bishop - Brass
Simon Gardner - Brass, Trumpet
Neil Sidwell - Brass
Steve Sidwell - Brass, Trumpet
Wayne Bergeron - Trumpet
Eric Marienthal - Tenor Sax
Luis Jardim - Percussion
Alex Acuna - Percussion
Rose Stone - Lead Vocal, Gospel Choir
Zenia Santini - Sex Mouth, Backing Vocal
Katie Kissoon - Backing Vocal (as Katie Kasson)
Tessa Niles - Backing Vocal
Claire Worrall - Backing Vocal
Paul Williams - Backing Vocals
Michelle Escoffery - Backing Vocal
Josefin Glenmark - Backing Vocal (only UK)

Produced by Guy Chambers and Steve Power
Arranged by Guy Chambers (except “Come Undone”)

Anne Skates - Gospel Choir Director (2)
Guy Chambers - London Session Orchestra Arrangements (2, 6, 14)
Nick Ingman - London Session Orchestra Arrangements (2, 3, 6, 14)
Sally Herbert - London Session Orchestra Arrangements (2, 5, 9, 13)
Sid Page - Strings Concert Master (7, US8)
Gavin Wright - London Session Orchestra Leader
Dan Savant - US Musicians Contractor (on behalf of Savant Productions Inc.)
Isobel Griffiths Ltd. - London Session Orchestra Contractor

Richard Flack - Engineer, Programming
Steve Price - Orchestral Engineer (Angel Studios)
Steve Power - Mix Engineer
Jim Brumby - Additional Engineering, Programming
Chris Barrett - Assistant Engineer (Air Lyndhurst Recording Studios)
John Morical - Assistant Engineer (Conway Recording Studios)
Yen-Hue Tan - Assistant Engineer (Record Plant)
Christene Sirois - Assistant Engineer (O’Henry Sound Recording Studio)
Tim Lauber - Assistant Engineer (O’Henry Sound Recording Studio)
Tom Jenkins - Assistant Orchestral Engineer (Angel Studios)
J.D. Andrew - Assistant Mix Engineer

Recording Studios:
Capitol Recording Studios, Los Angeles
Conway Studios, Los Angeles
O’Henry Sound Studios, Los Angeles
Air Lyndhurst Recording Studios, London
Angel Recording Studios, London
Mayfair Recording Studios, London
Tower of Power Studios, London

Mixing Studio:
The Record Plant, Los Angeles

Steve Marcussen - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Marcussen Mastering, Los Angeles

Dylan Chambers - Album Co-ordinator
Louise Jeremy - Album Co-ordinator
Chris Briggs - A&R
Management: ie Music Ltd.

Luis Sanchis - Cover Photography, Back Cover Photography, Booklet Photography (pages 21, 22, 23)
Hamish Brown - Booklet Photography (except pages 21, 22, 23)
Tom Hingston Studio - Design, Art Direction


US CD Release Additional and Alternate Credits

Chris Sharrock - Drums
Boots Ottestad - Electric Guitar, Backing Vocal
Claire Worrall - Piano, Hammond Organ, Mellotron
Arne Hovda - Keyboards
Dave Stewart - Keyboards
Andy Duncan - Percussion

Produced by Guy Chambers and Steve Power (US1, US2, US3, US6, US7, US8, US9, US11, US12, US13, US14)
Produced by Steve Power (US4)
Produced by Steve Power from an original production by Guy Chambers/Steve Power (US5)
Produced by Boots Ottestad (US10)

Richard Flack - Engineer (US1, US2, US3, US4, US5, US6, US7, US9, US10, US11, US12, US13, US14), Additional Engineering (US4), Programming
John Paterno - Engineer (US8)
Jim Brumby - Engineering (US4), Programming, Additional Engineering
J.D. Andrew - Assistant Mix Engineer (US2, US3, US6, US7, US8, US9, US11, US12, US 13, US14)
Dan Porter - Assistant Mix Engineer (US4, US5)
Chris Barrett - Assistant Mix Engineer (US1, US10)

Recording Studio:
Townhouse Recording Studios, London (added to previous recording locations)

Mixing Studios:
The Record Plant, Los Angeles (US2, US3, US6, US7, US8, US9, US11, US12, US13, US14)
Townhouse Recording Studios, London (US4, US5)
Air Lyndhurst Recording Studios, London (US1, US10)

Tony Cousins - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Metropolis Mastering, London


“Escapology” - US release - front inlay

Robbie Williams
Guy Chambers
A. Deevoy
A. Hamilton
Boots Ottestad
Daniel Pierre

source/pics: my records
Asia/Japan catalog #s and track lists: the web