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.But Seriously [Deluxe] [Digipak]


.But Seriously [Deluxe] [Digipak]


$15.19


Personnel: Phil Collins (vocals, keyboards, drums, tambourine); David Crosby (vocals); Daryl Stuermer, Dominic Miller, Eric Clapton (guitar); Steve Winwood (Hammond organ); Nathan East, Lelan Sklar, Pino Palladino (bass); Alex Brown, Marva King, Lynn Fiddmont (background vocals). Phoenix Horns: Don Myrick (saxophone); Harry Kim, Rhomlee Michael Davis (trumpet); Louis Satterfield (trombone). Recorded at the Farm, Surrey, England and A & M Studios, Los Angeles, California. Audio Remasterers: Miles Showell; Nick Davis. Photographer: Patrick Balls. Phil Collins’ fourth solo album, 1989′s BUT SERIOUSLY, is the first solo release by the Genesis drummer after 1985′s NO JACKET REQUIRED, the album which catapulted this oddly charming guy into a multimedia superstar with a budding film and television career. As the title hints, BUT SERIOUSLY is a mature, thoughtful album, less giddy than the hit machine that was NO JACKET REQUIRED, and with a newfound sense of social commentary on songs like Something Happened on the Way to Heaven and the anti-homelessness single Another Day in Paradise. What saves BUT SERIOUSLY from incipient earnestness is Collins’ usual sense of diffident offhandedness, and his typically fine sense of pop songcraft. While BUT SERIOUSLY was not the worldbeater its predecessor was, it’s a more satisfying and long-lasting album.

02


02


$4.42


O-Town: Ashley Angel, Erik-Michael Estrada, Dan Miller, Trevor Penick, Jacob Underwood (vocals). Additional personnel includes: Shep Crawford (various instruments); Paul Pesco (acoustic guitar); Nathan East (bass); Josh Freese (drums). Producers include: Clive Davis, Steve Kipner, Clif Magness, David Frank, The Underdogs. Personnel: O-Town (vocals); Clif Magness (guitar, piano, keyboards, drum programming); Jamie Houston (guitar, percussion, drum programming); Vinni Alfieri, Donald Kirkpatrick, Michael Landau, Eric D. Jackson (guitar); Paul Pesco, Tim Pierce (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Matthew Wilder (keyboards, programming); David Frank (keyboards, drum programming); Buck Johnson (keyboards); Abe Laboriel, Jr. , Josh Freese (drums); Adam Kagan, Ali Dee Theodore, Zach Danziger, Bradley Spalter (programming); Iki Levy (drum programming); Jud Mahoney (background vocals). Audio Mixers: Manny Marroquin; Eric Schilling; Rabeka Tuinei; Joel Soyffer; Richard Travali; Rob Jacobs; Bob Clearmountain; Brian Malouf. Recording information: Blue Iron Gate Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Canyon Reverb, Los Angeles, CA; DeeTown Studios, New York, NY; Devonshire, North Hollywood, CA; Four Seasons Studio, St. Louis, MO; Gooberboy Studios, Santa Monica, CA; Henson Studios, Los Angeles, CA; HP Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Saylor; Sound on Sound, New York, NY; The Classroom, Los Angeles, CA; The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA; The Sweat Box, Los Angeles, CA; TransContinental Studios, Orlando, FL. Editors: Clif Magness; Adam Barber. Photographer: Andrew McPherson. Unknown Contributor Roles: Damon Thomas; Dan Miller; Trevor Penick; Harvey Mason, Jr. ; Jacob Underwood. Arrangers: Clif Magness; Steve Kipner. For O2, O-Town was up against the sophomore jinx following their platinum-selling debut. Add the pressure of the band’s flaws, idiosyncracies, and excesses reproduced every week on ABC as the subject of the hit show Making The Band. Nevertheless, backed by buoyant beats and hauntin

630-260 BRADLEY LIMITED EDITION


630-260 BRADLEY LIMITED EDITION


$2849


The BRADLEY Tambour-style Mantel Clock is a Limited Edition – with only 2000 models manufactured. Made from fifteen different species of hardwood and veneers and has a highly polished and buffed Windsor cherry finish. Bookmatched Russian Walnut Burl on the Cherry case features a Movingue border with Ebony and Maple accent lines and decorative inlay consisting of Padauk, Silver Gum, Wenge, Magnolia, Beech, Avodire, Anegre, Pearwood, English Sycamore, and Kingwood. Key-wound, triple-chime Kieninger movement plays choice of Westminster, St. Michael, or Whittington 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 chimes accordingly with full chime and strike on the hour. The top of the clock has an arched, beveled glass panels, allowing you to view the movement inside. You will receive a free heirloom plate, engraved with name and date, by returning the enclosed request card to Howard Miller. Made in the USA.

Alfie 2-Pack


Alfie 2-Pack


$17.45


This double feature combines the Swinging 1960s classic ALFIE with its 2004 remake. In the 1966 version, Michael Caine turns in one his finest career performances as the title character, a feckless London lothario whose chief pleasure in life is to have a good time on dates with a different woman each day of the week. When Alfie accidentally impregnates his live-in girlfriend Gilda (Julia Foster), he takes a vacation in the country to think about his life-while still managing to engage in sexual affairs with a variety of women, including millionairess Ruby (Shelley Winters), young runaway Siddie (Millicent Martin), and even his friend’s wife Lily (Vivien Merchant). However, Alfie can’t vacation forever. Before long, his fatherly responsibilities catch up with him and he’s forced to face the product of his debauchery. Based on the novel of the same name by Bill Naughton, ALFIE touches on a number of controversial topics (polygamy and child abandonment, for starters). Director Lewis Gilbert cleverly mixes comedy and tragedy with a crucial lesson about immorality. Jude Law stars in the trenchant remake set in New York City and pumped up with giddy, cleverly experimental editing. This story has Alfie (Law), a Don Juan-esque limo driver, speaking directly to the camera as he seduces the lovely ladies of the city. Eventually he’s forced to take stock of the damage he’s caused, and acknowledge the emptiness at the core of his chosen lifestyle. Playing the role of Alfie requires a fine balancing act from Law-he must be so charming that he seduces both the audience and himself, while also conveying the self-delusion and sadness at the character’s core-and Law is up for the challenge, expertly conveying glimpses of the unfathomed depth beneath his polished shallowness. Equally good are his array of conquests, including Marisa Tomei as a single mom, Sienna Miller as a mood-swinging party girl, and Susan Sarandon as a rich older woman. A soundtrack by Mick Jagger and Davi

Andromeda Strain Miniseries


Andromeda Strain Miniseries


$10.4


Based on the best-selling novel by Michael Crichton, the A & E mini-series event The Andromeda Strain arrives on DVD in this special 2-disc collection! Two-time Academy Award nominee Mikael Salomon (Band of Brothers) directs a powerhouse cast, including Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order), Christa Miller (Scrubs), Eric McCormack (Will & Grace), Rick Schroder (NYPD Blue), Andre Braugher (City of Angels), Viola Davis (Disturbia), and Daniel Dae Kim (Lost) in this thrilling sci-fi adventure. When a mysterious virus is brought to earth by a returning satellite, an elite and dedicated squad of scientists assembles to search for the truth and stop the mutating killer before it ends life on earth. Presented by three-time Academy Award nominee Ridley Scott (American Gangster) and Primetime Emmy Award winner Tony Scott (Numb3rs), The Andromeda Strain includes all 4 televised hours, contains exclusive bonus materials and features Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. Own the action-packed epic today!

Back to the Future Now: Live at Arizo


Back to the Future Now: Live at Arizo


$9.84


Additional personnel includes: McGuire Sisters, Tracy Byrd, Wade Hayes. Recorded live at Arizona Charlie’s, Las Vegas, Nevada. Fat Boy Rag was nominated for a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance. Personnel: Ray Benson, Wade Hayes (vocals, guitar); Chris O’Connell, Leroy Preston, The McGuire Sisters, Tracy Byrd (vocals); Cindy Cashdollar, Lucky Oceans (steel guitar); Jason Roberts (mandolin, fiddle, background vocals); John Lee Carpenter, Chris Booher (fiddle); Michael Francis (saxophone); Tim Alexander (piano, background vocals); Floyd Domino (piano); David Sanger (drums); David Earl Miller (background vocals). Audio Mixers: Larry Seyer; Ray Benson. Recording information: Arizona charlie’s, Las Vegas, CA (12/1996). Recorded live at a nightclub called Arizona Charlie’s in Las Vegas, Nevada, BACK TO THE FUTURE NOW is heavy on the western swing classics, as well as the special guest stars, including a bevy of former Wheelites-singer Chris O’Connell, pedal steel player Lucky Oceans and bassist Tony Gardner-and new country stars Tracy Byrd and the McGuire Sisters. The set list is typically eclectic, from western swing standards like Bob Wills’ Ida Red and Fat Boy Rag or Fred Rose’s Roly Poly to jazz favorites like God Bless the Child and Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens to originals like The Letter That Johnny Walker Read. The highlight is a scorching version of Hot Rod Lincoln by the group’s old pal Commander Cody, but every song is tight, with that perfect balance of instrumental flash and good-natured musical passion. Bob Wills would be proud.

Batman


Batman


$20.96


Tim Burton’s BATMAN, inspired by Frank Miller’s graphic novel THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, is a Gothic, Wagnerian treatment of the Batman mythos that explains the origins of Batman (Michael Keaton) and his nemesis, the maniacal Joker (a ripe Jack Nicholson). Gotham City is a sunless, ominous haven for criminals, held in the corrupt grip of crime boss Carl Grissom (the ever-magnetic Jack Palance), and terrorized by a sadistic vandal and murderer known as The Joker. But it isn’t long before a dark, mysterious caped crusader, who goes by the name of BATMAN, is on their trail and trying to thwart their evil doings. In this darkly entertaining retelling of the Marvel comic classic, ace photojournalist Vicki Vale (warmly and sympathetically played by Kim Basinger) is also on the trail-she wants to find out who Batman really is. Based on the popular comic book character created by Bob Kane for DC Comics; the story and tone have nothing in common with the popular TV series of the 1960s. Imaginative special effects and imposing, Gothic architectural sets dominate this visually graphic, stylish film. Keaton gives a brooding performance as the Caped Crusader and his interestingly understated alter-ego Bruce Wane. But is it Nicholson’s Joker that steals the show, with his unnerving, brilliantly maniacal portrayal, especially in the context of his twisted relationship with Grissom’s gal Alicia (a lanky, disquieting Jerry Hall).

Brian Miller and the Twins of Triton


Brian Miller and the Twins of Triton


$25.66


Book One of A trilogy by J. Michael Brower

C and I Collectables 1215MTURNER NFL Michael Turner Atlanta Falcons Player Plaqu


C and I Collectables 1215MTURNER NFL Michael Turner Atlanta Falcons Player Plaqu


$28.73


Miller Park is featured on a licensed 8X10 photo as the cornerstone of this 12 X 15 plaque. Home to rabid fans of the Milwaukee Brewers, the plaque also bears two officially licensed trading cards of top Brewers stars. The deluxe cherry wood plaque is perfect for displaying in any room of the house or an office. Superior, high-clarity acrylic lens covers firmly affixed to the plaque with brass-type screws protect both the photo and trading cards. An engraved nameplate completes the design. This is a great item for any fan. All cards are easily replaceable with ones from your own collection. The plaque is proudly produced and assembled in the USA. Licensed 8?x10? Michael Turner Photo Officially Licensed Trading Card 12 X 15 cherry wood plaque Full lens covers to protect cards, pictures

Canon: A Collection


Canon: A Collection


$16.57


Personnel: Ani DiFranco (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, steel guitar, tenor guitar, piano, Wurlitzer organ, vibraphone, bass guitar, shaker, percussion); Ani DiFranco; Hans Teuber (vocals, flute, clarinet, saxophone); Julie Wolf (vocals, accordion, melodica, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Clavinet, organ); Ravi Best (vocals, trumpet); Sara Lee (vocals, bass guitar); Niki Haris, Noe Venable (vocals); Andrew Bird (whistling, violin, glockenspiel); Tony Scherr (electric guitar); John H.R. Mills, John Mills (baritone saxophone); Todd Horton (trumpet, flugelhorn); Shane Endsley (trumpet, shaker); Todd Sickafoose (piano, pump organ, Wurlitzer organ, acoustic bass, upright bass, bass guitar); Patrick Warren (piano, chamberlin, sampler); Michael Ramos (Hammond b-3 organ); David Torkanowsky (Wurlitzer organ, keyboards, percussion); Jason Mercer (electric bass, bass guitar); Alisdair Jones (bass guitar); Daren Hahn (drums, shaker, percussion); Jay Bellerose (drums, percussion); Jerry Marotta (drums); Andy Stochansky (vocals, drums, percussion); Rory McLeod (harmonica); Gary Slechta (trumpet); Jon Blondell (trombone); Greg Dulli (Wurlitzer organ); Mike Dillon (vibraphone, percussion); Allison Miller (drums, percussion); Joseph Arthur (background vocals). Audio Mixer: Ani DiFranco. Recording information: Dugout, New Orleans, LA. Photographers: Scot Fisher; Eric Frick. 18 years and 18 albums into her career, Ani DiFranco chose her own idiosyncratic version of a greatest hits compilation with CANON. This two-disc, 36-track set covers the length and breadth of her career, from her early, acoustic folk-punk days to the forays into country, electronica, and jazzy adult contemporary that followed. Rather than focusing on her best-known or most commercially successful material, DiFranco merely chose her favorites of her songs, making CANON a fittingly personal and quirky stroll through DiFranco’s back catalogue. Detailed liner notes and lavish packaging make CANON a sa

Dracula Boots


Dracula Boots


$11.03


Personnel: Kid Congo Powers (vocals, guitar, electronics); Kiki Solis (vocals, guitar, bass instrument); Ron Miller (vocals, synthesizer, drums, percussion); Nikol Lohr (vocals); Jason Michael Ward, Jason Ward (organ). Audio Mixers: Jason Michael Ward; Jason Ward. Recording information: 06/2008. Almost three decades after co-forming the Gun Club, and two-plus decades after wielding a seductive blues guitar for Nick Cave, Kid Congo Powers is still mining the world of warped garage rock on DRACULA BOOTS. Mixing up covers from Latino legends like Thee Midniters (the dementedly lo-fi I Found A Peanut) and originals such as the more straightforwardly proto-punk Rare As The Yeti, Congo keeps his persona cool and detached via affected vocals while immersing Stones-meets-Stooges riffs in layers of minimalist psychedelics. DRACULA is fittingly titled, as Congo’s flare for intelligent weirdness seems immortal.

Greatest Hits


Greatest Hits


$4.42


Personnel includes: Brenda Russell (vocals, piano, synthesizer, drum ); Joe Esposito (vocals); Henrik Janson, Ray Obiedo, George Sopuch, Fred Tackett, David Wolfert, James Harrah (guitar); Tom Saviano (soprano saxophone); David Sanborn (saxophone); Jerry Hey, Steve Madaio (trumpet, flugelhorn); Judd Miller (trumpet); Greg Phillinganes, Russell Ferrante (piano, synthesizer); Walter Afanasieff (piano, synthesizer, synthesized bass). Producers: Andre Fischer, Brenda Russell, Jeff Hull, Narada Michael Walden, Peter O. Ekberg. Personnel: Brenda Russell (vocals, piano, Wurlitzer organ, synthesizer, drum programming, background vocals); Joe Esposito (vocals); Henrik Janson, James Harrah (guitar); David Wolfert, George Sopuch, Fred Tackett (electric guitar); Tom Saviano (soprano saxophone); Jerry Hey, Steve Madaio (trumpet, flugelhorn); Judd Miller (trumpet); Ron Stockert (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, synthesizer); Greg Phillinganes (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, bass synthesizer); Joe Sample (piano, Fender Rhodes piano); Russell Ferrante, Walter Afanasieff (piano, synthesizer); Narada Michael Walden (piano, drums); Clare Fischer, William D. Smitty Smith (organ); Janne Schaffer (synthesizer, guitar synthesizer); Jeff Hull, Matthew Wilder (synthesizer, drum programming); Peter Ljung, Ren Klyce, Ian Underwood, Louis Biancaniello, Michael Ruff, Sam Ward (synthesizer); Ake The Schunk Sundquist (drums, percussion); Jeff Porcaro, Andr Fischer, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums); Victor Feldman, Raul Rekow (percussion); Annie Stocking, Tina Thompson, Kitty Beethoven (background vocals). Photographer: Chuck Beeson. Arrangers: David Wolfert; Eric Borenstein; Matthew Wilder; Andr Fischer; Brenda Russell. Brenda Russell’s angelic voice is so engaging and pleasing that she could sing the ingredients in a Bon Appetit recipe and still get off a good take. Her voice is perfect for contemporary pop, not too light or too heavy, and while appreciated by her peers, she’s far from being a household n

Hearsay


Hearsay


$11.78


Personnel includes: David Sanborn (alto saxophone); Howard Hewett (vocals); Lenny Picket (tenor saxophone); John Purcell (trumpet, English horn); Earl Gardner, Michael Patches Stewart (trumpet); Marcus Miller (bass clarinet, keyboards, guitar, bass, background vocals); Ricky Peterson (piano, organ, background vocals); William Spaceman Patterson (guitar, background vocals); Robben Ford, Dean Brown (guitar); Steve Jordan (drums, background vocals); Don Alias (percussion, background vocals); Jason Miles (programming). Recorded at The Power Station, New York, New York. Personnel: David Sanborn (vocals, alto saxophone); Marcus Miller (vocals, guitar, bass clarinet, keyboards); William Patterson (vocals, guitar); Ricky Peterson (vocals, piano, organ); Steve Jordan (vocals, drums); Don Alias (vocals, percussion); Joan Bisacca, Howard Hewett, Ivan Neville, Adam Dorn, Katreese Barnes, Steve Ferrone (vocals); Dean Brown, Robben Ford (guitar); John Purcell (English horn); Lenny Pickett (tenor saxophone); Michael Patches Stewart, Earl Gardner (trumpet); Jason Miles (programming). Audio Mixer: Joe Ferla. Recording information: Camel Island, Los Angeles, CA; Devonshire Studios; Power Station, New York, NY; Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA. Photographer: Lynn Goldsmith.

Hood Hop [clean] [edited]


Hood Hop [clean] [edited]


$9.79


This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. Personnel: J-Kwon, St. Lunatics, Eboni Eyes, Big B, Jermaine Duri, Sadiyyah (rap vocals); Bryan Michael Cox (various instruments). Producers: The Trackboyz, Jermaine Dupri, LROC, Bryan Michael Cox. Recorded at Trackboyz, Florrisant, Maryland; The Record Plant, Los Angeles, California; South Side, ZAC Digital, Stankonia Studios, Atlanta, Georgia. This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. Personnel: J-Kwon, St. Lunatics, Eboni Eyes, Big B, Jermaine Dupri, Sadiyyah (rap vocals); Bryan Michael Cox (various instruments). Producers: The Trackboyz, Jermaine Dupri, LROC, Bryan Michael Cox. Recorded at Trackboyz, Florrisant, Maryland; The Record Plant, Los Angeles, California; South Side, ZAC Digital, Stankonia Studios, Atlanta, Georgia. Personnel: Eboni Eyes, Sean Caldwell (vocals); Craig Love, Josh Miller (guitar). Audio Mixers: Manny Marroquin; Phil Tan. Recording information: Southside Studio, Atlanta, GA; Stankonia Recording, Atlanta, GA; The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA; The Trackboyz Studios, Florrisant, MO; Zac Digital, Atlanta, GA. Photographer: Michael Lavine. J-Kwon opens the track Welcome to tha Hood with the declaration I ain’t tryin’ to change hip-hop. That may be true, but the 17-year-old rapper certainly knows how to start a party; with a crackling drawl uniquely his own, he connects right out of the box with the infectious top-10 crossover smash Tipsy. That track unquestionably owes a considerable debt to the swirling production of the Trackboyz, but it’s J-Kwon’s unusual perspective and boundless energy that propels the club hit. While many rappers can claim street cred, J-Kwon actually lived on the streets since he was 12 years old, a hustler’s existence that permeates his debut record, HOOD HOP. The title track, U Ain’t Gotta Like Me, and the aforementioned Welcome to tha Hood display rapid-fire w

Illegal Substance [PA]


Illegal Substance [PA]


$4.42


Personnel: Stacie Plunk, Wren, Mea, T.C. Islam (vocals). Audio Mixer: Steve Miller. Audio Remixer: Danny Saber. Photographer: Michael Tullberg.

Inside


Inside


$11.78


Personnel: David Sanborn (sopranino & alto saxophones); Marcus Miller (vocals, clarinet, bass clarinet, sitar, electric piano, Fender Rhodes, keyboards, guitar, bass, fretless bass, synthesizer, drum programming); Cassandra Wilson, Sting, Lalah Hathaway, Eric Benet (vocals); Michael Brecker, Lenny Pickett (tenor saxophone); Ronnie Cuber (baritone saxophone); Wallace Roney (trumpet); Hank Roberts (cello); Gil Goldstein (electric piano); Ricky Peterson (Hammond B-3 organ); David Issac (keyboards, drum & percussion programming); Fareed Haque (acoustic guitar); Dean Brown (acoustic steel & electric guitars); Bill Frisell (guitar); Martin Sewell (National Resaphonic guitar); Gene Lake (drums); Don Alias (percussion). Engineers include: David Isaac, Dean Sharenow, Malcolm Pollack. Recorded at Camel Island Studios, Los Angeles, California; Avatar Studios, Sound On Sound, Hiatus Studio, and Electric Lady Studios, New York, New York. INSIDE won the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance. Personnel: David Sanborn (alto saxophone); Marcus Miller (vocals, sitar, bass clarinet, electric piano, Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards, drums, drum programming); Bill Frisell (guitar); Dean Brown (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Fareed Haque (acoustic guitar); Hank Roberts (cello); Lenny Pickett, Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone); Ronnie Cuber (baritone saxophone); Wallace Roney (trumpet); Gil Goldstein (electric piano); Gene Lake (drums); Don Alias (percussion); David Isaac (programming, drum programming); Dr. John (sampler). Audio Mixer: Goh Hotoda. Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY; Camel Island Studio, Los Angeles, CA; Hiatus Studio; Sound on Sound Studios, New York, NY. Photographers: Michael Wilson; Eric Johnson. With smooth strokes, Sanborn has painted a lovely urban jazz landscape on INSIDE. These cuts may have an easy-rolling feel, but they’re surely not dental office fare. Soft, breezy vocal and alto melodies meet rough beats and mean bass

Jazz: Language of New Orleans, Vol. 2


Jazz: Language of New Orleans, Vol. 2


$10.77


Compilation producer: Dennis Mitchell. Personnel: Bob Moses (vocals, drums, percussion); Andrew Wolf, Milton Rich, Terri de Gruy, Phillip Manuel (vocals); Brian Seeger, Reid Wick, Jonathan Freilich, Steve Masakowski (guitar); John Scofield (electric guitar); Hart McNee (flute, baritone saxophone); Tim Laughlin (clarinet); Ed Peterson, Reggie Murray, Rick Margitza, Victor Goines (saxophone); Derek Douget (alto saxophone); Rob Wagner, Joe Cabral, Tony Dagradi, Brice Winston (tenor saxophone); Kevin Clark, Nicholas Payton, Charlie Miller (trumpet); Mark McGrain (trombone, alphorn); Ben Smith (trombone); Matt Perrine, Marcus Rojas (tuba); David Torkanowsky, Ellis Marsalis, Glenn Patscha, Peter Martin, Tom McDermott (piano); Mike Rihner (keyboards); Marvin Williams (acoustic bass); Avishai Cohen (double bass); Everett Link (upright bass); Leon Alexander, Herlin Riley, Jason Marsalis, Johnny Vidacovich, Richard Taylor, Stanton Moore, Brian Blade (drums); Michael Ward (shaker). Liner Note Author: Jeff Muller. Unknown Contributor Roles: Michael Ward; Victor Goines. Arranger: Brice Winston.

Leave a Mark


Leave a Mark


$11.78


Personnel: John Michael Montgomery (vocals); Biff Watson, Michael Spriggs (acoustic guitar); Brent Mason, J.T. Corenflos, Reggie Young, Brent Rowan, Richard Bennett, Dan Huff (electric guitar); Paul Franklin, Bruce Bouton (steel guitar, dobro); Larry Franklin (fiddle); Steve Nathan, Phil Naish (piano, keyboards); Mike Brignardello (bass); Vinnie Colaiuta, Shannon Forrest, Mark Beckett (drums); Curtis Young, Tabitha Fair, Chris Rodriguez, John Wesley Ryles, Gene Miller (background vocals). Producers: Csaba Petocz, John Michael Montgomery. Personnel: Michael Spriggs, Biff Watson (acoustic guitar); Reggie Young, Richard Bennett, J.T. Corenflos, Brent Mason, Brent Rowan (electric guitar); Paul Franklin, Bruce Bouton (steel guitar, dobro); Larry Franklin (fiddle); Phil Naish, Steve Nathan (piano, keyboards); Mark Beckett, Shannon Forrest, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums); Chris Rodriguez, Curtis Young, Gene Miller, John Wesley Ryles, Tabitha Fair (background vocals). Recording information: Masterfonics Tracking Room; Ocean Way Nashville. Photographers: Lynne Cook; R.B. Miller; Seor McGuire. On his previous albums, Montgomery has shown that he can handle love ballads (I Swear, I Love the Way You Love Me) and uptempo rave-ups (Cowboy Love, Be My Baby Tonight). Here he serves up more of the same, and as usual, it’s mostly top quality stuff. Big romantic numbers, such as Hold On To Me and I Don’t Want This Song To End, make up a large part of the album. One standout is I Never Stopped Lovin’ You, a hurtin’ ballad that shares the same plot as Dan Fogelberg’s Auld Lang Syne. Little Cowboys Cry, about a boy sobbing over his parents’ divorce, could have easily been maudlin, but a great melody and muscular instrumentation keep it from turning to mush. Montgomery really cuts loose on the rockers, like the Outlaws-influenced You’re the Ticket and the groovin’ It Gets Me Every Time. The highlight, though, is a song he co-wrote: This One’s Gonna Leave A Mark, in w

Like A River


Like A River


$12.21


Yellowjackets: Bob Mintzer (soprano & tenor saxophones, bass clarinet, EWI); Russell Ferrante (piano, synthesizers); Jimmy Haslip (bass); William Kennedy (drums). Additional personnel: Bill Gables (vocals); Tim Hagens (trumpet); Steve Cross (Synclavier); Nana Vasconcelos (percussion, vocals); Judd Miller (EWI programming). Recorded at Conway Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California in April 1992. All songs written or co-written by members of the Yellowjackets. Personnel: Jimmy Haslip (vocals, 6-string bass); Nan Vasconcelos (vocals, percussion); Bill Gable (vocals); Bob Mintzer (bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, EWI); Tim Hagans (trumpet); Russell Ferrante (piano, synthesizer); Steve Croes (Synclavier); Judd Miller (EWI, programming); William Kennedy (drums). Audio Mixers: Michael Verdick; Mick Guzauski. Photographer: Richard Laird. Unknown Contributor Role: Judd Miller. Other than the easy-listening pieces that appear near the beginning of the program, this is one of The Yellowjackets’ strongest jazz dates. Bob Mintzer’s creative reeds (switching between tenor, bass clarinet, soprano and the EWI) keep the music stimulating and keyboardist Russell Ferrante has come a long way as both an improviser (where he is most influenced by Herbie Hancock) and as the band’s main composer. With bassist Jimmy Haslip and drummer William Kennedy in strong supporting roles, the ensemble plays intelligent funk grooves, some mood music and occasional sections of straightahead jamming. The inclusion of the Miles Davis-influenced trumpeter Tim Hagans on half of the selections adds variety to a particularly enjoyable set. ~ Scott Yanow

Lotus [digipak]


Lotus [digipak]


$10.53


Personnel: Luke Miller (guitar, keyboards); Michael Rempel (guitar); Michael Greenfield (drums). Photographer: Ben Parks.

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