Live In L.A.
"Live In L.A." was recorded live over two evenings in California in September of 1992 - during the heyday of the Rippingtons 'electric era'. Guitarist Russ Freeman was not shy about bringing his electric guitar through virtually every tune, a hallmark of the bands earlier work, and sorely missed in their late '90s releases. A listen to the solos on "Indian Summer", "Aspen", "Curves Ahead" and "Weekend In Monaco" proves that Freeman has (had?) a lot of fire in his belly - and the results are glorious. The entire production on "Live In L.A." is more 'electric' - even the acoustic instruments such as the drums are heavier and have more snap and energy - one reason "Live In L.A." continues to be a fan favorite. One listen to the CD and you'll feel as we do - Freeman owes us about five straight all-electric guitar CDs!
|06:14||Weekend In Monaco||Instrumental|
|05:24||One Summer Night In Brazil||Instrumental|
|01:33||Introduction Of The Band||Vocal|
|05:22||Dream Of The Sirens||Instrumental|
|06:50||Tourist In Paradise||Instrumental|
|Russ Freeman||Electric, Acoustic & Classical Guitars, Guitar Synthesizer, Production, Arrangements, Horn Arrangements, Mixing|
|Jeff Kashiwa||Sax, EWI, Horn Arrangements|
|David Benoit||Acoustic Piano on "Weekend In Monaco" and "Tourist In Paradise"|
|Carl Anderson||Vocals on "Tourist In Paradise"|
|Paul Carmen||Alto Sax|
|Carl Griffin||Mixing, Associate Executive Production|
|Dave Grusin||Executive Production|
|Larry Rosen||Executive Production|
|Michael Landy||Digital Editing, Post-Production|
|Michael Pollard||GRP Production Coordination|
|Diane Dragonette||Coordination Assistance|
|Bill Mayer||Front Cover Illustration|
|Lucia Castaneda||Hair, Make-Up|
|Scott Johnson||Art Direction|
|Dan Serrano||Art Direction|
|Jackie Salway||Graphic Design|
|Alba Acavedo||Graphic Design|
|Sonny Medina||GRP Production Direction|
|Sharon Franklin||Production Direction Assistance|
|Andy Baltimore||GRP Creative Direction|
|Recorded September 26, 1992 at The Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA and September 26, 1992 at The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA.
Mixed at Cheyenne Mountain Ranch Studios, Colorado.
The album was recorded using B.A.S.E. processing.
Digital editing at The Review Room, NYC.
Mastered at Sterling Sound, NYC.
Post-production at The Review Room, NYC.