Album: “The Eternal Return”
EMI – America – 1985
Produced by: Bill Drescher & Jules Shear
Guitars / Guitar Synth: Jeff Silverman
Recorded at Air Studios, London
Jules Shear is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. “The Eternal Return” includes two of his best known hits. Cyndi Lauper recorded “All Through The Night” which went to #5 in 1984 and the Bangles hit song “If She Knew What She Wants” reached #29 in 1986.
The song “Steady” from this album also went to #57 on the US charts in 1985. Jules’ songs have also been recorded by The Band, Roger McGuinn, 10,000 Maniacs, Curtis Steigers and many others.
Jules also released a compilation Album in 1989 called “Horse Of A Different Color.” This album included original versions from “The Eternal Return” of the following songs: “If She Knew What She Wants,” “Memories Burn Hard” and “You’re Not Around.”
About Bill Drescher:
Bill and Jeff go back to the Sound City Studio Days when Jeff was signed as an artist to Carman Productions with Tom Skeeter and the late Joe Gottfried, owners of Sound City Studios. Bill was one of Sound City’s top engineers and Jeff was extremely fortunate to have Bill co-produce and engineer around two albums worth of his songs.
Bill later became Rick’s engineer and co-producer of many of his pre and post Jessie’s Girls songs. Some of the many artists Bill has worked with include Richard Marx, Shawn Colvin, INXS, Los Lobos, Bangles, Allman Brothers Band, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ringo Starr, Wendy and Carnie Wilson, Nick Gilder, Sweet Hearts of the Rodeo, Billy Idol, Tubes, Fee Waybill, James Ingram, Sara Brightman, Barbra Streisand and Santana.
Because of our long term friendship and professional relationship, Bill asked me to perform on several of these projects that you’ll find on this site.
About AIR Studios:
Associated Independent Recording (AIR) is an independent recording company founded in 1969 by Beatles’ Producer George Martin when he left EMI to establish an independent recording complex in the heart of central London. AIR became one of the most successful studio operations in the world.
In 1991 Sir George Martin opened a new studio facility in Lyndhurst Hall in London. In February 2006 AIR studio was purchased by Richard Boote. AIR Lyndhurst continues to be Britain’s premier scoring facility attracting some of the world’s biggest movie scores as well as maintaining its popularity with major classical labels, high profile recording artists and incorporating TV postproduction facilities to rival those in the West End.
A few of AIR’s clients include: Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Joni Mitchell, Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas, Peter Gabriel, Mary Chapin Carpenter, U2 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.