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Glen Ballard

Glen Ballard

born on 1/5/1953 in Natchez, MS, United States

Glen Ballard

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Basil Glen Ballard Jr.[1] (born May 1, 1953) is an American songwriter, lyricist, and record producer. He is best known for co-writing and producing Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill (1995),[2][3] which won Grammy Award for "Best Rock Album", and "Album of the Year" , and was ranked by the Rolling Stone as one of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. He is also well known for his collaborations with composer Alan Silvestri. He was involved in the recording and writing of Michael Jackson's Thriller and Bad.[4] As a writer he co-wrote songs including "Man in the Mirror" (1987) [4] and "Hand in My Pocket" (1995). He is the founder of Java Records. He won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture for the song "Believe" (The Polar Express).[5] In 2011, he founded his own production company known as Augury, a Hollywood atelier focused on developing music-driven projects in film, television, and theatre.[6]

Discography

He has performed on or produced the following:

  • Michael JacksonThriller (1982)
  • Pointer Sisters — Break Out (1983)
  • Patti AustinPatti Austin (1984)
  • Evelyn King — So Romantic (1984)
  • Jack Wagner — All I Need (1984)
  • Jack Wagner — Lighting Up the Night (1985)
  • Teddy PendergrassWorkin' It Back (1985)
  • The Pointer Sisters - "Hot Together" (1986)
  • Michael JacksonBad (1987)
  • Jack Wagner — Don't Give Up Your Day Job (1987)
  • Paula AbdulForever Your Girl (1988)
  • Paula Abdul — Shut Up and Dance (1990)
  • Wilson PhillipsWilson Phillips (1990)
  • Curtis StigersCurtis Stigers (1991)
  • Michael JacksonDangerous (1991)
  • Wilson PhillipsShadows and Light (1992)
  • Trey LorenzTrey Lorenz (1992)
  • Jack Wagner — Alone in the Crowd (1993)
  • K. T. Oslin — Greatest Hits: Songs from an Aging Sex Bomb (1993)
  • Lea SalongaLea Salonga (1993)
  • Evelyn King — Love Come Down: The Best of Evelyn "Champagne" King (1993)
  • Alanis MorissetteJagged Little Pill (1995)
  • Sheena EastonMy Cherie (1995)
  • Chynna PhillipsNaked And Sacred (1995)
  • Toto - Tambu (1995)
  • Curtis StigersTime Was (1995)
  • Van HalenBest Of – Volume I ("Me Wise Magic" and "Can't Get This Stuff No More") (1996)
  • AerosmithNine Lives (1997)
  • The CorrsTalk On Corners (1997)
  • Brendan Lynch — Brendan Lynch (1997)
  • Alanis MorissetteSupposed Former Infatuation Junkie (1998)
  • Block — Timing Is Everything (1998)
  • The Moffatts — Chapter I: A New Beginning (1999)
  • No DoubtReturn of Saturn (2000)
  • TITAN A.E.Music From The Motion Picture (2000)
  • Judith Owen — Limited Edition (2000)
  • Bliss 66 — Trip to the 13th (2001)
  • Shakira — "The One" (2001)
  • Dave Matthews Band — Everyday (2001)
  • Crashed..... (2001)
  • Live - "Forever Might Not Be Long Enough" (2001)
  • Shelby Lynne - Love, Shelby (2001)
  • Sheila Nicholls — Wake (2002)
  • Christina AguileraStripped (2002) (co-wrote The Voice Within)
  • Lisa Marie PresleyTo Whom It May Concern (2003)
  • AnastaciaAnastacia (2004)
  • Elisa — Pearl Days (2004)
  • Van HalenThe Best Of Both Worlds (2004)
  • Fragile System — Atomic Tiger (2004)
  • Katy Perry(A) Katy Perry (2004; Album Filed)
  • Alanis MorissetteJagged Little Pill Acoustic (2005)
  • O.A.R. — Stories of a Stranger (2005)
  • Hayley Westenra - The New World Soundtrack (2005)
  • Goo Goo DollsLet Love In (2006)
  • P.O.D. — Testify (2006)
  • Annie LennoxDark Road (2007)
  • Carina Round — Slow Motion Addict (2007)
  • Emmy Rossum — Inside Out (2007)
  • Annie LennoxSongs of Mass Destruction (2007)
  • AnoukWho's Your Momma (2007)
  • A Hero Comes Home (2007)
  • Katy PerryOne of the Boys (2008)
  • Idina Menzel — I Stand (2008)
  • Anna VissiApagorevmeno (2008)
  • Miley CyrusHannah Montana: The Movie (soundtrack) (2009)
  • Wilson PhillipsChristmas in Harmony (2010)
  • Stevie NicksIn Your Dreams (2011) (produced tracks with Dave Stewart)
  • AnastaciaIt's a Man's World (2012)
  • Ringo Starr - Ringo 2012 (2012)
  • SNH48 TOP 16 - 那不勒斯的黎明 (Dawn in Naples) (2017)

Screenplay

Ballard wrote the screenplay for Clubland, a music-driven film about an aspiring musician in Los Angeles. He has written songs in half-a-dozen films including The Slugger’s Wife, Navy Seals, The Polar Express, and Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.[7]

Musical theater

Ballard co-wrote the music and lyrics for Ghost The Musical with David A. Stewart and Bruce Joel Rubin, which opened in London's West End on 19 July 2011 and opened on Broadway in the spring of 2012.

On 31 January 2014, it was announced that a stage musical adaptation of the film Back to the Future was in production.[8] The show, which is being co-written by original writers Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, is expected to be performed in 2015, on the 30th anniversary year of the film.[9] Ballard will team up with Alan Silvestri to compose a new score, with the addition of original songs from the film, including "The Power of Love", "Johnny B. Goode", "Earth Angel" and "Mr. Sandman".[10]

Further reading

  • Glen Ballard songbook. Alfred Publishing Co., Inc., 2000. ISBN 0-7935-5254-0.

See also

  • Albums produced by Glen Ballard
  • Songs written by Glen Ballard

References

  1. ^ Hilburn, Robert (5 August 2001). "A Calm Hand at the Controls". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 5, 2001. 
  2. ^ Pareles, Jon (November 1, 1998). "Alanis Morissette Explores The Healing Power of Song". New York Times. 
  3. ^ Tyrangiel/Los, Josh (April 10, 2000). "Music: Two-Hit Wonders". TIME. 
  4. ^ a b "Michael Jackson's lyrics tell a hard story". MSNBC. 2009-06-29. 
  5. ^ Zemeckis, Robert; Zemeckis, Leslie; Deezen, Eddie; Gaye, Nona (2004-11-10), The Polar Express, retrieved 2017-01-09 
  6. ^ "Renowned Writer/Producer Glen Ballard Talks About His Hits With Alanis Morissette And Michael Jackson, And His New Projects". Songwriter Universe | Songwriting News, Articles & Song Contest. 2015-08-27. Retrieved 2017-01-09. 
  7. ^ "Glen Ballard". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  8. ^ "Back to the Future musical announced". BBC News. 31 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Back to the Future: 80s movie gets musical makeover". theguardian.com. The Guardian. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Back to the Future musical set for West End in 2015". whatsonstage.com. Whats On Stage. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 

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