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Eitolla Of Rock N Rolla

Shelly Yakus is a renowned audio engineer, mixer and expert in analog and digital recording. He is widely considered one of the best engineers, mixers, sound and studio designers in the music industry. He has engineered and mixed recordings for some of the world’s best known artists including John Lennon, Stevie Nicks, Alice Cooper, Van Morrison, Tom Petty, Dire Straits, Blue Oyster Cult (mixed the actual "more cowbell" moment), Bob Seger, Don Henley, U2 and Madonna. Shelly co-designed, equipped and operated the industry leading A&M Records music recording studios in Los Angeles. He was previously Vice President of the Record Plant recording studios in New York and Vice President of A&M studios. The music that Shelly has engineered and mixed has grossed over a billion dollars in world wide sales. In addition he was nominated for the Rock and Roll hall of fame by Bono from U2. Shelly's career and accomplishments are widely covered in publications such as Rolling Stone, Mix Magazine, Audio Engineer and Spin. He was VP of Audio and Chief Engineer of After Master HD and Pro Master. Co inventor of AfterMaster technology and online ProMaster instant mastering, songs such as Lady Gaga "Telephone", Janet Jackson "Make Me" and more. His technology is currently being used in the Bella Signa AfterMaster Chip, AfterMaster T.V. box and HearClear TV box. He recently received an honorary doctorate of Music from Lebanon Valley College in PA which has been a revered institution for 148 years. 

Records 

The Band, Music from Big Pink. Van Morrison, Moondance . Booker T. & the MG's, Melting Pot, Raspberries, Fresh . Raspberries . Raspberries go all the way, Chick Corea, Return to the Seventh Galaxy . No Mystery . Where have I known you before . John Lennon, . Imagine . Walls and Bridges  . The rock and roll album, Paul Stokey, The wedding song (there is love), Edgar Winter, The real deal . Shock Treatment . Jasmine night dreams, Johnny Winter, John Dawson Winter III . Saints and Sinners . Captured Live!, Three Dog Night, Coming Down Your Way . Blood Sweat & Tears, New City . No Mystery . Grand Funk, Some kind of Wonderful, The Motors, Tenement steps, Blue Oyster Cult, Agents of Fortune . Spectres, Bert Sommer, The road to travel, Judy Collins, So Early in the Spring . Patti Smith, Easter . Because the Night, Tom Petty, Damn the Torpedoes . Hard Promises . Long After Dark . Southern Accents . Alice Cooper, Schools Out . Billion dollar babies, Buzzy Linhart, The time to live is now, Joan Armtrading, Every day boy, Light House, Can you feel it, Ramones, Live at the Roxy, Roy Buchanan, Roy Buchanan . Thats what I am here for, D.L. Byron, This Day. Dire Straits, Making Movies . Graham Parker, The up escalator . Joe Cocker, Night calls, Bob Seger . Like a Rock . The Distance, Stevie Nicks, Bella Donna . Wild Heart . Rock a little . Time and space . U2, Under a Blood Red Sky . Rattle and Hum, Joan Jett, Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth . Eurythmics, Would I lie to you,  Lone Justice, Lone Justice . Shelter, Cutting Crew, Broadcast . I Died in your Arms tonight, Fergal Sharkey, Good Heart, Herb Alpert, Keep Your Eye on Me,  Suzanne Vega, Solitude Standing, Belinda Carlisle, Heaven is a place on Earth . Wild Horses, Don Henley, End of the Innocence . A Very Special Christmas . Stan Getz, Apasionado, B.B. King, When love comes to town . Devlins, Drift . Terence Trent D'Arby, Terence Trent Terence D'Arby's Symphony . Starting over . Fresh, Warren Zevon, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead . Graham Parker, No Holding Back . Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi, Captain of the Ship, Martin Mull, Mulling It Over: A Musical Oeuvre . Normal . John Hiatt, Walk on, Heart, Private Audition .