|Birth name||Andrew Maurice Gold|
|Born||August 2, 1951|
Burbank, California, U.S.
|Died||June 3, 2011 (aged 59)|
Los Angeles, California
Andrew Maurice Gold (August 2, 1951 – June 3, 2011) was an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and record producer who influenced much of the Los Angeles-dominated pop/soft rock sound in the 1970s. Gold played on scores of records by other artists, most notably Linda Ronstadt, and had his own success with the U.S. top 40 hits "Lonely Boy" (1977) and "Thank You for Being a Friend" (1978), as well as the UK top five hit "Never Let Her Slip Away" (1978). In the 1980s, he had further international chart success as one half of Wax, a collaboration with 10cc's Graham Gouldman.
During the 1990s, Gold produced, composed, performed on and wrote tracks for films, commercials, and television soundtracks, such as "Final Frontier", the theme of the sitcom Mad About You. Some of his older works later experienced newfound popularity: "Thank You for Being a Friend" was used as the opening theme for The Golden Girls, and the children's novelty song "Spooky, Scary Skeletons" (1996) became an Internet meme in the 2010s. In 1997, Gold released a tribute to 1960s psychedelic music, Greetings from Planet Love, issued under the pseudonym "the Fraternal Order of the All". He died in 2011 at age 59 from heart failure.
Gold was born on August 2, 1951, in Burbank, California, and eventually followed his parents into show business. His mother was singer Marni Nixon, who provided the singing voice for numerous actresses, notably Natalie Wood in West Side Story, Deborah Kerr in The King and I, and Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady; his father was Ernest Gold, an Austrian-born composer who won an Academy Award for his score for the movie Exodus. He had two younger sisters.
Gold began writing songs at the age of 13. While in school in the United Kingdom for one year, the 16-year-old Gold scored his first recording contract on the strength of a selection of demos he submitted to Polydor Records' London office. That contract resulted in the single "Of All the Little Girls", which was recorded with his friend and collaborator Charlie Villiers, and released in 1967 under the name Villiers and Gold.
By the early 1970s, Gold was working full-time as a musician, songwriter and record producer. He was a member of the Los Angeles band Bryndle, alongside Kenny Edwards, Wendy Waldman and Karla Bonoff, releasing the single "Woke Up This Morning" in 1970. He played a major role as multi-instrumentalist and arranger for Linda Ronstadt's breakthrough album, 1974's Heart Like a Wheel, and her next two albums. After Ronstadt's Hasten Down the Wind, Gold began a career as a solo artist. Among other accomplishments, he played the majority of instruments on "You're No Good", Ronstadt's only No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, and on "When Will I Be Loved", "(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave", and many other hits. He was in her band from 1973 until 1977, and then sporadically throughout the 1980s and 1990s, performing at some of her concerts.
In 1975, Gold debuted as a solo artist, with the album Andrew Gold, and played most of the instruments on Art Garfunkel's solo hit "I Only Have Eyes For You" (which was a major hit in the United Kingdom, where it topped the UK Singles Chart), as well as several other cuts on Garfunkel's album Breakaway.
Although "Lonely Boy" was the bigger radio hit in the States, the single "Thank You for Being a Friend" from Gold's third album, All This and Heaven Too, peaked at No. 25 in 1978, later gaining popularity as the theme song for The Golden Girls, performed by Cindy Fee.
Gold's biggest hit in the United Kingdom was "Never Let Her Slip Away", which peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart on two occasions, firstly by Gold himself in 1978 and again by dance-pop group Undercover in 1992. Freddie Mercury, a friend of Gold's, was an uncredited background singer.
Gold also toured with the Eagles, worked in the studio and toured with Ronstadt and Jackson Browne, recorded and toured with James Taylor, and was second engineer on part of Joni Mitchell's album Blue.
Gold played on Cher's hit 1989 album Heart of Stone and, during the early '90s, wrote and composed hits for Trisha Yearwood as well as Wynonna Judd, for whom he co-wrote the No. 1 single "I Saw The Light" with Lisa Angelle. (Later, Gold would produce Angelle on her own album, which featured a number of songs on whose authorship and composition they collaborated.) He also produced singles for Vince Gill, wrote and produced tracks for Celine Dion, and arranged a cover of the Everly Brothers' hit "All I Have to Do Is Dream" that was sung by stars Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen in the 1984 science-fiction film Starman.
In 1981, Gold produced, co-wrote, sang and played on three 10cc tracks that appeared on the hit-making pop-rock band's 1981 album Ten Out of 10. Subsequently, Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman of 10cc invited Gold to become a member of the group. Although he had worked with them in the studio, business conflicts prevented him from joining their ranks.
In late 1983, 10cc broke up, and in the aftermath, Gold and Gouldman formed Wax. Wax recorded and toured for five years. They enjoyed international success, particularly in the UK, where the duo had several hits including "Right Between the Eyes" and their biggest hit, "Bridge to Your Heart". Wax broke up as a recording and touring entity in 1989, but Gold and Gouldman continued to write and record together whenever possible.
In the 1990s, Gold once again joined forces with ex-bandmates Karla Bonoff, Wendy Waldman and Kenny Edwards to re-form Bryndle and release their first full-length album, Bryndle.
In 1996, Gold left Bryndle and released the children's Halloween-oriented novelty album Halloween Howls, featuring the track "Spooky Scary Skeletons". The same year, he released the solo album ....Since 1951, and produced Stephen Bishop's Blue Guitar album. Thereafter, he recorded the psychedelic '60s tribute album Greetings from Planet Love under the pseudonym "The Fraternal Order of the All," releasing it on his own record label, "QBrain Records." This album was a multi-tracked solo affair with Gold essentially playing all of the instruments and singing all of the vocals on original songs in the style of Gold's favorite 1960s bands such as The Beatles, The Byrds and The Beach Boys.
He produced, composed, and/or wrote tracks for numerous films, such as the comedy Rectuma from director Mark Pirro, and contributed songs to many television soundtracks and commercials. Among his more high-profile gigs, he sang "Final Frontier," the theme song for the television sitcom Mad About You. In a remarkable turn of events, his rendition of the song was used as the wake-up call for the Mars Pathfinder space probe in 1996.
Gold also produced seven albums for Japanese singer-songwriter Eikichi Yazawa.
In 2000, Gold compiled a Wax rarities album, Bikini Wax, as well as recording and releasing a new solo album The Spence Manor Suite; this last was followed in 2002 by another solo collection, Intermission. In the early 2000s, he formed a Byrds tribute band, Byrds of a Feather, which performed in the Los Angeles area.
He appeared in a 2006 concert with the classic rock group America, and singer-songwriter Stephen Bishop, and the performance was later released as a DVD titled America And Friends – Live at the Ventura Theater. The show featured Gold performing "Thank You for Being a Friend," "Final Frontier," "Bridge to Your Heart" and "Lonely Boy," as well as accompanying America and Bishop on guitar and vocals. Gold had earlier produced America's Holiday Harmony Christmas album back in 2002, wherein he also played most of the instruments and co-wrote the track "Christmas in California."
In the early 2010s, Gold's song "Spooky Scary Skeletons" became the subject of Halloween-related Internet memes through its popularity on 4chan's video games board.[better source needed] Within a few years, the song turned into a viral phenomenon, with numerous highly viewed remixes and dance tutorials for it being posted on YouTube; it was described by New York magazine in 2019 as the "Internet's Halloween anthem". The YouTuber Dave Wave released a very popular remix of the song that was later published on Spotify by the Craft Recordings. The song also became highly popular on the social media site TikTok, with videos including it receiving several hundred million views. By 2019, the popularity of "Spooky Scary Skeletons" had inspired a deluxe digital release of Halloween Howls. This version of the album included the addition of two extended electronic dance remixes of "Spooky Scary Skeletons."
In 2020, an early version of Gold's song "Savannah" was issued as a digital single. It was followed by Something New: Unreleased Gold – a posthumous compilation album of previously unavailable tracks, including some demos – in vinyl, CD and digital formats, along with two digital singles from the album: the title song and "Come Down to Me."
Personal life and death
Gold's first marriage was to Vanessa Gold, with whom he had three daughters, Emily, Victoria and Olivia.
In the early 1980s, Gold was engaged to singer Nicolette Larson; this ended shortly after the completion of Larson's 1982 album All Dressed Up and No Place to Go, which Gold produced.
He later married Leslie Kogan who manages his musical legacy.
Although Gold put personal references in the lyrics to "Lonely Boy" (including his year of birth), he said in an interview with author Spencer Leigh that the song was not autobiographical: "Maybe it was a mistake to do that, but I simply put in those details because it was convenient. I hadn't been a lonely boy at all -- I'd had a very happy childhood."
|Year||Album||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|1976||What's Wrong with This Picture?||95||—||89|
|1978||All This and Heaven Too||81||31||83|
|1996||Andrew Gold's Halloween Howls||192||—||—|
|1997||Greetings from Planet Love (as The Fraternal Order of the All)||—||—||—|
|2000||The Spence Manor Suite||—||—||—|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.|
- 1978: An Interview with Andrew Gold (promo-only interview & music LP)
- 1991: Where the Heart Is: The Commercials 1988–1991
- 1997: Thank You for Being a Friend: The Best of Andrew Gold
- 1998: Leftovers
- 2011: The Essential Collection
- 2018: An Introduction to: Andrew Gold
- 2019: Complete Albums 1975–1980 (Digital)
- 2019: Lonely Boy: The Greatest Hits (Digital)
- 2019: Halloween Howls: Fun & Scary Music (Deluxe Edition Digital)
- 2020: Something New: Unreleased Gold
- 2021: Halloween Howls: Fun & Scary Music (Vinyl)
Live albums and EPs
- 2005: Rhino Hi-Five: Andrew Gold
- 2007: Andrew Gold – Live at the Ventura Theater (Digital EP)
- 2015: The Late Show – Live 1978
- 2019: Merry Christmas: Thank You for Being a Friend (Digital EP)
- 2020: Something New: The Solo Demos (Digital EP)
- 1986: Magnetic Heaven
- 1987: American English
- 1989: A Hundred Thousand in Fresh Notes
- 1998: Common Knowledge.com
With America and Stephen Bishop
- 2006: America & Friends – Live at the Ventura Theater
- 2013: Andrew Gold + What's Wrong with This Picture + All This and Heaven Too + Whirlwind...Plus
- 2020: Lonely Boy: The Asylum Years Anthology
Singles and EPs
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
|1967||"Of All the Little Girls" (UK release – with the duo Villiers & Gold)||—||—||—||―||—||—||—||―||Non-album single|
|1970||"Woke Up This Morning" (with the band Bryndle)||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||―||Non-album single|
|1975||"Heartaches in Heartaches"||—||—||—||―||—||—||—||―||Andrew Gold|
|"That's Why I Love You"||68||—||—||—||―||―||96||—|
|1976||"Stay"||—||—||—||—||―||—||—||―||What's Wrong with This Picture?|
|"Do Wah Diddy"||—||—||—||―||—||—||—||―|
|"One of Them Is Me"||—||—||—||—||—||―||—||―|
|"How Can This Be Love"||—||—||—||—||19||16||—||―||All This and Heaven Too|
|1978||"I'm on My Way"||―||—||—||—||―||—||—||―|
|"Thank You for Being a Friend"||25||15||7||5||42||—||58||—|
|"Never Let Her Slip Away"||67||16||60||17||5||2||55||—||
|1979||"Kiss This One Goodbye"||―||—||—||—||―||—||—||―||Whirlwind|
|"Stranded on the Edge"||―||—||—||―||—||—||—||―|
|"Nine to Five" (UK release)||―||—||―||—||—||—||—||―|
|1989||"Pal O' Mine"||―||—||—||—||―||—||—||―||Non-album single|
|"Makin' Friends" (CD single)||―||—||—||―||—||—||—||―||Non-album single|
|1996||"Spooky Scary Skeletons" (CD single)||—||—||―||—||93||—||—||―||Andrew Gold's Halloween Howls|
|2000||"Nowhere Now" (CD single)||―||—||―||—||—||—||—||―||Non-album single|
|"Sorry to Let You Down" (CD single)||―||—||―||—||—||—||—||―||The Spence Manor Suite|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.|
|Year||Artist||Album or single||Label||Role|
|1971||Joni Mitchell||Blue||Reprise||Second Engineer|
|1973||Brothers||Rainbow Rider||Columbia||Guitar Percussion|
|1973||Maria Muldaur||Maria Muldar||Warner Bros||Acoustic Guitar|
|1973||Rod Taylor||Rod Taylor||Asylum||Guitar, accordion|
|1973||Wendy Waldman||Love Has Got Me||Warner Bros||Guitar, electric piano, background vocals.|
|1974||Rita Coolidge||Fall Into Spring||A&M||Guitar, keyboards, percussion, background vocals|
|1974||Michael Diner||The Great Pretender||Fantasy||Piano|
|1974||Linda Ronstadt||Heart Like a Wheel||Capital||Electric piano, guitar/electric guitar (solo), tambourine, drums, percussion, arrangements, keyboards, vocals|
|1975||Wendy Waldman||Gypsy Symphony||Warner Bros||Arrangements|
|1975||Art Garfunkel||Breakaway||Columbia||Electric and Acoustic guitars, ukulele, electric piano, drums|
|1975||Kate & Anna McGarrigle||Kate &Anna McGarrigle||Warner Bros||Guitar|
|1975||Danny O'Keefe||So Long Harry Truman||Atlantic||Piano|
|1975||Linda Ronstadt||Prisoner in Disguise||Asylum||Electric/acoustic guitars, musette, organ, piano, electric piano, ARP string ensemble, clavichord, tambourine, congos, drum, percussion, vocals|
|1975||Carly Simon||The Best of Carly Simon||Elektra||Guitar|
|1975||Carly Simon||Playing Possum||Elektra||Guitar, drums, tambourine|
|1975||Randy Edelman||Fairwell Fairbanks||Elektra||Electric guitar|
|1976||Barbi Benton||Something New||Playboy Records||Acoustic guitar, acoustic piano, tambourine, background vocals|
|1976||Stephen Bishop||Careless||MCA||Electric guitar|
|1976||Tom Pacheco||Swallowed Up in the Great American Heartland||RCA||Background vocals|
|1976||Linda Ronstadt||Hasten Down the Wind||Asylum||Electric/acoustic guitars, organ, acoustic/electric piano, keyboards, ARP string ens., clavinet, clavichord, musette, finger cymbals,sleigh bells,vocals, writer|
|1976||Linda Ronstadt||Greatest Hits Vol 1||Asylum||Electric and acoustic guitars, electric piano, string ensemble, tambourine, congas, hand claps, drums, percussion, background vocals|
|1976||Leo Sayer||Endless Flight||Warner Bros||Songwriter|
|1976||Carly Simon||Another Passenger||Elektra||Electric guitar|
|1976||JD Souther||Black Rose||Elektra||Guitars, piano, keyboards, tambourine, vocals, background vocals|
|1976||James Taylor||Greatest Hits||Warner Bros||Harmonium, background vocals|
|1976||Wendy Waldman||The Main Refrain||Warner Bros||Various instruments, background vocals|
|1977||Karla Bonoff||Karla Bonoff||Columbia||Electric and acoustic guitars, piano, electric piano, harmonium, clavinet, keyboards background vocals|
|1977||Fools Gold||Mr Lucky||EMI UK||Percussion|
|1977||Linda Ronstadt||Simple Dreams||Asylum||Drums, background vocals|
|1977||Linda Ronstadt||A Retrospective||Capital||Electric and acoustic guitars, ukulele, piano, electric piano, tambourine, drums, percussion, background vocals|
|1978||Linda Ronstadt||Living in the USA||Asylum||Background vocals|
|1979||Karla Bonoff||Restless Nights||Columbia||Guitar, keyboards|
|1979||David James Holster||Chinese Hollymoon||Columbia||Piano|
|1979||Leah Kunkel||Leah Kunkel||Columbia||Acoustic Guitar|
|1979||Jennifer Warnes||Shot Through the Heart||Arista||Guitar, bass, keyboards, drums|
|1980||Jackson Browne||Hold Out||Asylum||Arrangements|
|1980||Andy Gross & The Natio||Longshoremen's Song||Hose||Electric and acoustic guitars|
|1980||Kate & Anna McGarrigle||French Record||Kebec-Disc||Electric and acoustic guitars|
|1980||Linda Ronstadt||Mad Love||Asylum||Background vocals|
|1980||Linda Ronstadt||Greatest Hits Vol 2||Elektra||Piano, clavinet|
|1981||Rita Coolidge||Heartbreak Radio||A&M||Produced By Andrew GoldAndrew Gold: Electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards, shaker, field drum, rolling snare drum, percussion, background vocals|
|1981||Bob Dylan||Shot of Love||Columbia||Every Grain of Sand Guitar|
|1981||Art Garfunkel||Scissors Cut||Columbia||Guitar|
|1981||Juice Newton||Juice||Capital||Background vocals|
|1981||Bernadette Peters||Now Playing||MCA||Guitar|
|1981||Burt Bacharach||Arthur: The Album||Warner Bros||Some tracks produced by Andrew Gold. Guitar, percussion, background vocals, electric piano, guitar solo|
|1982||10cc||Ten Out of Ten||Warner Bros||Some tracks produced, co-written and mixed by Andrew Gold, background vocal, piano, vocoder, percussion, bass, guitar, electric piano, synthesizer|
|1982||Karla Bonoff||Wild Heart of the Young||Columbia||Guitars, electric piano, organ, percussion, background vocals|
|1982||Don Henley||I Can't Stand Still||Asylum||Keyboards|
|1982||Nicolette Larson||All Dressed Up & No Place to Go||Warner Bros||Produced By Andrew Gold Electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, piano, synthesizer, keyboards, slide, percussion, harmony vocals, background vocals and songwriter|
|1982||Moon Martin||Mystery Ticket||Capital||Some tracks produced by Andrew Gold, Guitar|
|1982||Juice Newton||Quiet Lies||Capital||Guitar, background vocals|
|1982||Linda Ronstadt||Get Closer||Asylum||Electric guitar, piano, acoustic guitar,|
|1982||Glen Shorrock||Villian of the Piece||Capitol/EMI||Guitar, bass, keyboards, drums|
|1982||Jennifer Warnes||Best of||Arista||Guitar, bass, keyboards, drums|
|1983||Brock Walsh||Dateline Tokyo||Cool Sound||Co-Produced by Andrew Gold, Guitars, keyboards, bass, percussion, vocals|
|1983||Eikichi Yazawa||I Am a Model||Toshiba||Guitar, background vocals|
|1984||Juice Newton||Can't Wait All Night||RCA||Vocals, guitar, background vocals|
|1984||Soundtrack||Starman||Varese Saraban||All I Have to Do is Dream - arrangements|
|1984||Eikichi Yazawa||E||Warner/Pioneer||Guitars, keyboards, drum machine programming, snare, hi-hat, cymbals, horn arrangements, background vocals|
|1986||Karen Blake||Just One Heart||Café Records||Background vocals|
|1986||Frances Ruffelle||He's My Hero/Love's Not For Me||RCA UK||Co-produced and co-written|
|1986||Eikichi Yazawa||Tokyo Nights||Toshiba||Produced by Andrew Gold|
|1987||Rita Coolidge||Classics - Vol 5||A&M||The Closer You Get produced by Andrew Gold|
|1987||Vince Gill||The Way Back Home||RCA||Background vocals|
|1987||Eikichi Yazawa||Flash in Japan||Warner Bros||Co-produced by Andrew Gold, Keyboards, synthesizers, synthesizer programming, drum machine programming, snare, hi-hat, cymbals, horn arrangements background|
|1989||Peter Blakeley||Harry's Café de Wheels||Capital||Co-produced by Andrew Gold, instrumentation|
|1989||Cher||Heart of Stone||Geffen||Heart of Stone Andrew Gold: Acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar, background vocals "Love on a Rooftop" Andrew Gold: Acoustic guitar|
|1989||Linda Ronstadt||Cry Like a Rainstorm/Howl Like the Wind||Elektra||Co-produced by Andrew Gold, electric and 12-string guitars|
|1990||Sarah Brightman||As I Came of Age||Decca||Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric 12-string guitar|
|1990||Bette Midler||Some People's Lives||Atlantic||Guitar|
|1990||The Simpsons||The Simpsons Sing the Blues||Geffen||Vocals, guitar|
|1990||Soundtrack||Cry-Baby||MCA||Vocals, various instruments|
|1990||John Warren||I Get This Feeling||Pony Canyon||Produced by Andrew Gold|
|1990||James Taylor||Classic Songs||WEA||Harmonium, background vocals|
|1990||Eikichi Yazawa||Eikichi||Toshiba||Produced by Andrew Gold|
|1991||Stephen Bishop||Jingle Bell Rock||Steve Vaus Prod||Produced by Andrew Gold|
|1991||Peter Blakeley||Be Thankful for What You've Got (Soundtrack)||Nelson Ent.||Produced by Andrew Gold|
|1991||Nicolette Larson||This Christmas Day (Stars Come Out for Christmas)||Steve Vaus Prod||Produced by Andrew Gold|
|1991||John Andrew Parks||John Andrew Parks||Capital||Guitar|
|1991||Diana Ross||The Force Behind the Power||Motown||Acoustic guitar, organ|
|1991||Eikichi Yazawa||I Don't Wanna Stop||Toshiba||Produced by Andrew Gold|
|1992||Alvin and the Chipmunks||Chipmunks in Low Places||Epic/Chipmunk||Songwriter, guitars, keyboards|
|1992||Stephen Bishop||Let It Snow (The Stars Come Out to Christmas 93)||Steve Vaus Prod||Produced by Andrew Gold|
|1992||Neil Diamond||The Christmas Album||Columbia||Acoustic Guitar|
|1992||Celine Dion||Celion Dion||Epic||Show Some Emotion co-written by Andrew Gold|
|1992||Wynonna Judd||Wyonna||Curb/MCA||I Saw the Light co-written by Andrew Gold, background vocals|
|1992||Mitsou||Heading West||Isba/Unidisc||Electric and acoustic guitars|
|1992||Roy Orbison||King of Hearts||Virgin||Background vocals|
|1992||Ringo Starr||Time Takes Time||Private Music||Electric and acoustic guitar, background vocals|
|1993||Peter Blakeley||God's Little Elvis/Through the Looking Glass||Giant||Produced by Andrew Gold|
|1993||Beth Nielson Chapman||You Hold the Key||Reprise||Guitar|
|1993||Vince Gill||When Will I Be Loved (Soundtrack 8 Seconds)||MCA||Co-produced by Andrew Gold|
|1993||Kathy Mattea||Walking Away a Winner||Mercuy||Background vocals and "Streets of Your Town" and "Who Turned Out the Light" co-written by Andrew Gold|
|1993||Stephen Bishop||Heart and Souls (Soundtrack)||MCA||Various instruments|
|1993||Rick Vincent||A Wanted Man||Curb||Background vocals|
|1993||Kelly Willis||Kelly Willis||MCA||Background vocals|
|1993||Eikichi Yazawa||Heart||Toshiba||Co-produced by Andrew Gold, Guitars, keyboards, programming, percussion, background vocals|
|1993||Trisha Yearwood||The Song Remembers When||MCA Nashville||Better Your Heart Than Mine co-written by Andrew Gold, harmonies|
|1994||Michael Ball||One Careful Owner||Columbia UK||Wherever You Are, Leave a Light On produced by Andrew Gold and co-written by Andrew Gold|
|1994||Stephen Bishop||Blue Guitars||Pony Canyon||Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Electric/acoustic guitars, mandolin, piano, synthesizers, drums, percussion, harmony vocals, bkrd vocals|
|1994||Peter Blakeley||The Pale Horse||Giant||Co-produced by Andrew Gold, instrumentation|
|1994||Jaki Graham||Real Life||Critique/Avex||Facts of Love co-written by Andrew Gold|
|1994||Nicolette Larson||Sleep, Baby Sleep||Sony Wonder||Co-produced and arranged by Andrew Gold, harmonies, background vocals, all instruments|
|1994||Mac Mcanally||Knots||MCA||Background vocals|
|1994||Eikichi Yazawa||The Name is Yazawa||Toshiba||Produced by Andrew Gold|
|1995||10cc||Mirror Mirror||ZYX/Critique/Av||Vocals, background vocals, "Ready to Go Home" co-written by Andrew Gold|
|1995||Alvin and the Chipmunks||A Very Merry Chipmunk||Sony Wonder||Vocals, guitar, keyboards, programming, keyboard programming; Track:"Petit Papa Noel" Co-produced/co-engineered by Andrew Gold|
|1995||Karla Bonoff||New World||Music Masters||Nothing Love Can't Do co-produced by Andrew Gold, vocals, keyboards, guitars, programming|
|1995||Lisa Brokop||Lisa Brokop||Capitol Nashvill||Background vocals|
|1995||Jennifer Love Hewitt||Let's Go Bang||Atlantic||In Another Life co-written by Andrew Gold|
|1995||Moon Martin||Street Fever, Mystery Ticket||Edsel UK||Produced by Andrew Gold, guitars|
|1995||Wendy Waldman||Love is the Only Goal: The Best of Wendy Waldm||Warner Bros||Vocals, electric guitar, piano, electric piano, background vocals|
|1995||Brian Wilson||I Just Wasn't Made for These Times||MCA||Background vocals|
|1996||Neil Diamond||In My Lifetime||Columbia||Guitar|
|1996||Annie Haslam||Blessing in Disguise||One Way Recor||In Another Life co-written by Andrew Gold|
|1996||Wynonna Judd||Revelations||Curb/MCA||Background vocals|
|1996||Glenn Shorrock||The First 20 Years||EMI Australia||Guitar|
|1997||Eric Carmen||Definitive Collection||BMG||Guitar|
|1997||Wynonna Judd||Collection||Curb/MCA||I Saw the Light co-written by Andrew Gold, background vocals|
|1997||Lila Mccann||Lila||Asylum||Yippy Ky Yay co-written by Andrew Gold|
|1997||Greg Prestopino||Big Red Nude||Ufemizm||Produced by Andrew Gold, Various instruments, background vocals, most tracks co-written by Gold|
|1997||Sugar Beats||Back to the Beat||Sugar Beats||Co-produced and co-engineered by Andrew Gold, Vocals, various instruments|
|1998||America||Human Nature||Oxygen||Vocals, various instruments|
|1998||The Simpsons||The Yellow Album||Geffen||Guitar|
|1998||Sugar Beats||How Sweet It Is||Sugar Beats||Co-produced and Co-engineered by Andrew Gold, Vocals, various instruments, arrangements|
|1999||Lisa Angelle||Kiss This, I Wear Your Love||Dreamworks||Co-produced, co-written by Andrew Gold, background vocals, various instruments|
|1999||Stephen Bishop||K-Tels Back to Back||K-Tel||Produced by Andrew Gold, various instruments|
|1999||Karla Bonoff||All My Life: The Best of Karla Bonoff||Sony||Background vocals, various instruments|
|1999||Beth Nielson Chapman||Greatest Hits||Reprise||Electric guitar|
|1999||Nicolette Larson||The Very Best of Nicolette Larson||Warner Bros||Produced by Andrew Gold, Guitar, slide guitar, piano, electric piano, synthesizer, percussion, background vocals|
|1999||Linda Ronstadt||Linda Ronstadt aka Box Set||Elektra||Acoustic/electric guitars, drums, piano, ARP string ens., congas, vocals, ukulele, tambourine, co-wrote "Try Me Again", arrangement|
|1999||Sugar Beats||Wild Thing||Sugar Beats||Co-produced and co-engineered by Andrew Gold, Vocals, various instruments|
|2000||Lisa Angelle||Lisa Angelle||Dreamworks||Co-produced by Andrew Gold, Electric/acoustic guitar, keyboards, bkrd vocals, most tracks co-written by Gold|
|2000||Serena Flagg||Come Hell or High Water||Infinite Musica||Produced by Andrew Gold, All instruments and background vocals|
|2000||Graham Gouldman||And Another Thing||For Your Love/D||Guitar/slide guitar, piano, organ, keyboards, harmonica, drum program, drums, vocals, "Sometimes", "Ready to Go Home" co-written|
|2000||Sugar Beats||Car Tunes||Sugar Beats||Co-produced and Co-engineered by Andrew Gold, Vocals, various instruments|
|2001||Trisha Yearwood||Inside Out||MCA Nashville||Background vocals|
|2001||Lisa Carrie||In Another Life||Self released||Produced by Andrew Gold, all instruments, 2 tracks co-written by Andrew Gold|
|2001||Hal Ketchum||Lucky Man||Curb/MCA||Vocals|
|2001||Aaron Neville||Ultimate Collection||Hip-o||Guitar|
|2001||Sugar Beats||A Sugarbeats Christmas||Sugar Beats||Co-produced and co-engineered by Andrew Gold, Vocals, various instruments|
|2001||The Wilkinsons||Shine||Giant||Background vocals, Hypothetically co-written by Andrew Gold|
|2002||America||Holiday Harmony||Rhino||Produced, Engineered and Arranged by Gold, Various instruments, background vocals, Christmas in California" co-written by Gold|
|2002||Shannon Lawson||Chase the Sun||MCA Nashville||Electric guitar, background vocals|
|2002||Linda Ronstadt||The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt||Rhino||Various instruments and vocals|
|2003||Cher||The Very Best of Cher||Warner Bros||Heart of StoneAndrew Gold: Acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar, background vocals|
|2003||Deana Carter||I'm Just a Girl||Arista||Background vocals|
|2004||Stephen Bishop||A Dance of the Heart, His Best & More||Poly East||Co-produced, co-engineered, electric guitar|
|2004||Rita Coolidge||Delta Lady: The Rita Coolidge Anthology||Hip-o||Co-produced by Andrew Gold, various instruments, vocals|
|2004||Jesse McCartney||Beautiful Soul||Hollywood||Tracks: Co-produced by Andrew Gold "Why Don't You Kiss Her?" "Ready for You"; Composed by Andrew Gold and Greg Prestopino|
|2004||Danny O'Keefe||Classics - Vol 5||Rhino||Piano|
|2004||Sugar Beats||Greatest Dance Hits||Sugar Beats||Co-produced and Co-engineered by Andrew Gold: Vocals, various instruments|
|2004||Jennifer Warnes||Love Lifts Us Up: A Collection 1969-1983||Raven Records||Guitar, bass, keyboards, drums|
|2005||Various||Greatest Dance Hits: Take 2||Walt Disney Rec||Tracks: JESSE MCCARTNEY - "Good Life" Co-produced by Andrew Gold|
|2006||America & Friends||Live at the Ventura Theater||Brilliant||Vocals, guitar, keyboards|
|2006||Leah Kunkel||Leah Kunkel/I Run With Trouble||Rev-Ola||Acoustic Guitar|
|2006||Lauren Wood||Love, Death & Customer Service||Bad Art||Electric Guitar|
|2006||Neil Young||Living with War||Reprise||Choir vocals|
|2007||Ana Guigui||Love is on The Line||QBrain||Produced by Andrew Gold, songs co-written, Guitars, piano, organ, synthesizer programming, percussion, background vocals|
|2007||Juice Newton||Old Flame/Dirty Looks||Raven Records||Acoustic guitar, background vocals|
|2007||JD Souther||Border Town: The Best of JD Souther||Salvo UK||Electric guitar, piano, electric piano, background vocals|
|2008||Karla Bonoff||The Columbia Connection||Arcadia||Electric and acoustic guitar, piano, percussion, background vocals|
|2008||Trini Lopez||Ramblin' Man||Fuel||Guitar, programming, background vocals|
|2008||Leo Sayer||Another Year, Endless Flight||Edsel||Guitar, Endless Flight track written by Andrew Gold|
|2009||Trini Lopez||El Immortal||Fuel||Tracks: "Let Your Love Flow" "Wonderful World" Arranged and Engineered, Various instruments, background vocals|
|2009||Sally Kellerman||Sally||Music Force Me||Guitar, percussion, background vocals|
|2007||America||Ventura Highway||The Store for M||Vocals, guitars, keyboards; Cuts and Covers|
Cuts and covers
|Year||Artist||Album or single||Notes|
|1976||James Gang||Jesse Come Home||I Can't Wait - Composed by Andrew Gold and Mark Goldenberg "That's Why I Love You" - Composed by Andrew Gold and Gene Garfin|
|1976||Judy Collins||Bread & Roses||Love Hurts composed by Andrew Gold|
|1976||Barbi Benton||Something New||Something New composed by Andrew Gold|
|1976||Linda Ronstadt||Hasten Down the Wind||Try Me Again - Composed by Andrew Gold and Linda Ronstadt Reached #3 on Billboard's Pop Album chart|
|1976||Leo Sayer||Endless Flight||Endless Flight - Composed by Andrew Gold Reached #10 on Billboard's Pop Album Chart|
|1977||Seppo Narhi||Enkelit on Havinaista Rilstaa||Heartaches in Heartaches [Ammuit Mua Siipeen] - Composed by Andrew Gold (Finnish Lyrics by Hector)|
|1977||Cliff Richard||That's Why I Love You (single)||That's Why I Love You - Composed by Andrew Gold and Gene Garfin|
|1979||Anne Murray||New Kind of Feeling||That's Why I Love You - Composed by Andrew Gold and Gene Garfin Reached #2 on Billboard Country|
|1979||Nighttrain||Heartaches in Heartaches (single)||Heartaches in Heartaches - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|1980||Cretones||Thin Red Line||I Can't Wait - Composed by Andrew Gold and Mark Goldenberg|
|1981||Yumi Hirasawa||Love Affairs||I Can't Wait - Composed by Andrew Gold and Mark Goldenberg "That's Why I Love You" - Composed by Andrew Gold and Gene Garfin|
|1982||10cc||Ten Out of Ten||The Power of Love "We've Heard It All Before" and "Run Away" - Composed by Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman and Andrew Gold|
|1982||Nicolette Larson||All Dressed Up & No Place to Go||The Power of Love - Composed by Stewart/Gouldman/Gold"I Want You So Bad" - Composed by Larson/Gold "Still You Linger On" - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|1983||Nitty Gritty Dirt Band||Let's Go||Heartaches in Heartaches - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|1984||Trevor Walters||Never Let Her Slip Away (single)||Never Let Her Slip Away - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|1991||Rudolph Rock & Die Sch||Herzlichst||Lonely Boy [Ich Bin Ja So Allein] - Composed by Andrew Gold (German Lyrics by Okko Bekker)|
|1992||Celine Dion||Celine Dion||Show Some Emotion - Composed by Andrew Gold, Gregory Prestopino and Brock Walsh|
|1992||The Golden Girls||Best of Loading Bay Vol 1||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|1992||Alvin & the Chipmunks||Chipmunks in Low Places||The Power of Love - by Stewart/Gouldman/Gold, "Gotta Believe in Pumpkins" - by Gold/Bagdasarian, "I Ain't No Dang Cartoon" - by Gold/Bagdasarian/Karman|
|1992||Undercover||Never Let Her Slip Away (single)||Never Let Her Slip Away - Composed by Andrew Gold Reached #5 on Billboard UK|
|1992||Wynonna||1992||Never Let Her Slip Away - Composed by Andrew Gold Reached #1 on Billboard Country|
|1993||Trisha Yearwood||The Song Remembers When||Better Your Heart Than Mine - Composed by Andrew Gold and Lisa Angelle Reached #6 on Billboard's country albums.|
|1993||Kathy Mattea||Walking Away a Winner||The Streets of Your Town - Composed by Andrew Gold and Jenny L. Yates"Who Turned Out the Light" - Composed by Andrew Gold and Lisa Angelle|
|1994||Stephen Bishop||Blue Guitars||I Go Numb - Composed by Stephen Bishop, Tom Snow, and Andrew Gold|
|1994||Michael Ball||One Careful Owner||Wherever You Are - Composed by Andrew Gold and Graham Gouldman|
|1995||Hana Hana||Lonely Girl||Lonely Girl [Lonely Boy] - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|1995||Aaron Neville||The Tattooed Heart||Heartaches in Heartaches [Ammuit Mua Siipeen] - Composed by Andrew Gold (Finnish Lyrics by Hector)|
|1995||Jennifer Love Hewitt||Let's Go Bang||In Another Life - Composed by Andrew Gold, Sam Lorber and Greg Prestopino|
|1995||Jaki Graham||Real Life||Facts of Love - Composed by Andrew Gold and Graham Gouldman|
|1995||Morten Harket||Wild Seed||Ready to Go Home - Composed by Andrew Gold and Graham Gouldman|
|1995||10cc||Mirror Mirror||Run Away - Composed by Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman and Andrew Gold|
|1995||Dave||Cote Coeur||Never Let Her Slip Away "Oh Urania (Take Me Away) - Composed by Andrew Gold (French lyrics by E. Palatovski)|
|1995||Mitch Malloy & Paul Car||Ceilings & Walls||Ready to Go Home - Composed by Andrew Gold and Graham Gouldman|
|1996||Annie Haslam||Blessing in Disguise||In Another Life - Composed by Andrew Gold, Sam Lorber and Greg Prestopino|
|1996||Cynthia Fee||Television's Greatest Hits||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|1997||Greg Prestopino||Big Red Nude||Several tracks co-written by Andrew Gold|
|1997||Farrah||Cut Out and Keep||Lonely Boy - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|1997||Lila McCann||Lila||Yippy Ky Yay - Composed by Andrew Gold and Mark Spiro Reached #8 on Billboard|
|1998||Valerie DeLaCruz||My Girlfriend's Quilt||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|1998||Nicolette Larson||Women of Christmas in the Garden of Lilith||This Christmas Day - Composed by Andrew Gold and James Caprio|
|1999||Rocko Schamoni||Showtime||Bridge to Your Heart [Gegen den Staat] - Composed by Andrew Gold and Graham Gouldman (German Lyrics by Rocko Schamoni)|
|1999||Smooch||Thank You for Being a Friend (single)||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2000||Trisha Yearwood||Real Live Woman||Try Me Again - Composed by Andrew Gold and Linda Ronstadt Reached #4 on Billboard's Country Album charts|
|2000||Graham Gouldman||And Another Thing||Sometimes "Ready to Go Home" - Composed by Andrew Gold and Graham Gouldman|
|2000||The Wilkinsons||Here and Now||Hypothetically - Composed by Andrew Gold and Gary Burr|
|2000||Lisa Angelle||Twisted||4321 "Twisted" " I Wear Your Love" "Kiss This" "Midnight Rodeo" "I Didn't Want to Know" Composed by Andrew Gold and Lisa Angelle|
|2001||Lisa Carrie||In Another Life||I Go Numb - Composed by Stephen Bishop, Tom Snow, and Andrew Gold, "In Another Life composed by Andrew Gold, Greg Prestopino and Tom Snow|
|2001||Asia||Aura||Wherever You Are "Ready to Go Home" composed by Graham Gouldman and Andrew Gold|
|2002||America||Holiday Harmony||Christmas in California - Composed by Andrew Gold and Dewey Bunnell|
|2004||Jesse McCartney||Beautiful Soul||Ready for You - Composed by Andrew Gold and Greg Prestopino|
|2006||Petula Clark||Paris/Orleans/Paris The CBS Years Vol 1||Lonely Boy - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2006||Animatd Coochie Wonde||Thank You for Being a Friend (single)||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2007||The Countdown||TV Greatest Hits Vol 4||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2007||John Payne||Different Worlds||Ready to Go Home - Composed by Andrew Gold and Graham Gouldman|
|2007||Lazlo Bane||Guilty Pleasures||Lonely Boy - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2007||Ana Guigui||Love is On the Line||Multiple tracks co-written by Andrew Gold|
|2008||Graham Blvd||Hit Parade 1978||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2008||Bobby Morganstein||The Complete Grand Entrance Party||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2008||Brynn Marie||Start Now||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2009||KnightsBridge||TV Themes of the 80s||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2009||The Starlite Singers||Three Little Birds||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2009||Billy Crawford||Groove||Never Let Her Slip Away - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2010||Elaine Page & Dionne W||Elaine Page & Friends||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2010||The Royal Instrumental||TV Hits Vol 6||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2010||The Blue Rubatos||Songs for Mother's Day||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2010||Golden Girl||POPular Vol 1 (remix)||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2010||Tight Fit||Never Let Her Slip Away (single)||Never Let Her Slip Away - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2010||Starlite Orchestra||Hits TV||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2011||Graham Blvd||Rock on 1978 Vol 2||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2011||Father's Day Group||Ti voglio bene Mamma||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2011||Twilight Trio||Pure Instrumental: Timeless Classics||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2011||Hit Collective||Classic TV Themes||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2012||Voice of McDonald's Europe||Thank You for Being a Friend (single)||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2012||Alyssa Bonagura||Thank You for Being a Friend (single)||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2012||Instrumental All Stars||Instrumental Gold: Timeless Legends||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2012||Mike Viola||Super Hits of the Seventies (WFMU)||Lonely Boy - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2012||The T.V. Band||T.V. Music Series||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2013||Cool & Classy||Take on Crooners||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2013||Micah's Rule||Walk This Road||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2013||Angela Galuppo||Angelo Galuppo||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2013||The London Studio Orch||Terrific TV Themes||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2013||Brandon Schott||Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Lite Rock||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2014||Power Music Workout||35 Feel Good Workout Mixes||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2014||Wild Stylerz||Thanksgiving Music Mix - Pop Songs with Gratitude||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2014||Cottage Sounds||Thank You for Being a Friend (single)||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2014||Left Boy||Permanent Midnight||Lonely Boy - Composed by Andrew Gold sampled in "10am"|
|2014||Bliss||Superstern||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2014||Stephen Bishop||Thank You for Being a Friend (single)||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2015||Orlando Pops Orchesta||The 70s Great T.V. Theme Songs||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2016||The Starlite Singers||The Essential Television Soundtrack Library||Thank You for Being a Friend - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2020||DMA ILLAN||Single||Spooky, Scary Skeletons - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2020||LvCrft||Single||Spooky, Scary Skeletons - Composed by Andrew Gold|
|2021||Tardigrade Inferno||Single||Spooky, Scary Skeletons - Composed by Andrew Gold|
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