5. Elvis Costello – King of America (1986):
One of several people to be credited as a producer on this record (including Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus himself), it was the fourth Costello album that included Burnett’s participation as player and producer.
4. Roy Orbison – Black and White Night Live (1989):
An All-Star night, one of the best rock concert films ever made.
3. Counting Crows – August and Everything After (1994):
As debut albums go, they don’t get much bigger than this, a Burnett production masterpiece.
2. Gillian Welch – Revival (1996):
There’s hardly a Gillian Welch record that’s not considered atop every yearly list, every genre list, every singer’s list; it only make sense it would also be considered one of Burnett’s best.
1. Los Lobos – How Will the Wolf Survive (1984):
The album that put the Lobos on the map. Mark Deming of AllMusic said that Brunett’s production shows “the band’s exemplary taste, musical smarts, and road-tested maturity in evidence on every cut.”