U2: The Unforgettable Fire


On October 1, 1984, “Island” label released “The Unforgettable Fire”, the fourth U2 studio album. It was recorded May – August, 1984, at the “Slane Castle”, in County Meath and at the “Windmill Lane Studios”  in Dublin, and was produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois.


  • Bono – lead vocals
  • The Edge – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Adam Clayton– bass guitar
  • Larry Mullen, Jr.– drums
  • Brian Eno – instruments, treatments, additional vocals
  • Daniel Lanois – instruments, treatments, additional vocals
  • Peter Gabriel– vocals
  • Chrissie Hynde– backing vocals
  • Paul Barret – fairlight

Track listing:

All lyrics by Bono, all music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.

  1. A Sort of Homecoming
  2. Pride (In the Name of Love)
  3. Wire
  4. The Unforgettable Fire
  5. Promenade
  6. 4th of July
  7. Bad
  8. Indian Summer Sky
  9. Elvis Presley and America
  10. MLK

John Cale: Fear


On October 1, 1974, “Island“ label released “Fear”, the fourth John Cale studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at the “Sound Techniques”, and “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by John Cale.


  • John Cale- vocals, bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, viola
  • Brian Eno- synthesizer, effects, executive producer
  • Phil Manzanera- guitar, slide guitar
  • Richard Thompson- slide guitar
  • Bryn Haworth- slide guitar
  • Brian Turrington – bass
  • Archie Leggatt – bass
  • Fred Smith – drums
  • Michael Desmarais – drums
  • Judy Nylon- lead vocals
  • Irene Chanter – backing vocals
  • Doreen Chanter- backing vocals
  • Liza Strike – girl’s choir, backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by John Cale

  1. Fear is a Man’s Best Friend
  2. Buffalo Ballet
  3. Barracuda
  4. Emily
  5. Ship of Fools
  6. Gun
  7. The Man Who Couldn’t Afford to Orgy
  8. You Know More Than I Know
  9. Momamma Scuba

Billy Cobham: Spectrum


On October 1, 1973, “Atlantic” label released “Spectrum”, the debut Billy Cobham album. It was recorded in May 1973 at the “Electric Lady Studios”, in  New York City, and was produced by Ken Scott.


  • Billy Cobham – drums
  • Tommy Bolin – guitar
  • John Tropea – guitar
  • Jan Hammer- acoustic and electric piano, Moog synthesizer
  • Ron Carter- acoustic bass
  • Lee Sklar- bass guitar
  • Joe Farrell- soprano and alto saxophone
  • Jimmy Owens – trumpet, flugelhor
  • Ray Barretto- congas

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Cobham.

  1. Quadrant 4
  2. Searching for the Right Door / Spectrum
  3. Anxiety / Taurian Matador
  4. Stratus
  5. To the Women in My Life / Le Lis
  6. Snoopy’s Search / Red Baron

On October 1, 1971.


On October 1, 1971, “Island” label released “Teaser and the Firecat”, the fifth Cat Stevens album.  It was recorded July 1970 – March 1971, at the “Paramount  Studios”, in  Los Angeles,  “Morgan Studios”, in London, and was produced by Paul Samwell-Smith.


  • Cat Stevens– vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
  • Alun Davies– acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Andreas Toumazis – bouzouki
  • Angelos Harzipavli – bouzouki
  • Andy Roberts – Kriwaczek string organ
  • Rick Wakeman– piano
  • Jean Roussel- Hammond organ
  • Larry Steele – bass guitar, congas
  • Gerry Conway– drums, percussion
  • Harvey Burns – drums, percussion
  • Linda Lewis- backing vocals
  • Del Newman – string arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Cat Stevens except where noted.

  1. The Wind
  2. Ruby Love
  3. If I Laugh
  4. Changes IV
  5. How Can I Tell You
  6. Tuesday’s Dead
  7. Morning Has Broken – traditional,  arranged by Cat Stevens with words by Eleanor Farjeon
  8. Bitterblue
  9. Moonshadow
  10. Peace Train

On September 30, 1991.


On September 30, 1991, “EastWest Records” released “Stars”, the fourth Simply Red album. It was recorded in 1991, at the “Condulmer Recording Studio”, in Venice, Italy, and was produced by Stewart Levine. The album  was certified 12 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and was the best-selling album  both in 1991 and 1992,  and became the 14th best-selling album of all time in the UK.


  • Mick Hucknall– lead and backing vocals
  • Heitor T P– guitars
  • Fritz McIntyre– keyboards, additional and backing vocals
  • Tim Kellett– keyboards
  • Shaun Ward – bass guitar
  • Gota– drums, percussion, programming
  • Ian Kirkham– saxophone
  • Jess Bailey – keyboard programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Mick Hucknall, except where noted.

  1. Something Got Me Started – Mick Hucknall, Fritz McIntyre
  2. Stars
  3. Thrill Me – Mick Hucknall, Fritz McIntyre
  4. Your Mirror
  5. She’s Got It Bad
  6. For Your Babies
  7. Model
  8. How Could I Fall
  9. Freedom
  10. Wonderland

On September 30, 1985.

Rain Dogs

On September 30, 1985, “Island” label released “Rain Dogs” , the eighth Tom Waits album. The middle album of the trilogy that includes “Swordfishtrombones” and “Franks Wild Years”, was recorded at the “RCA Studios” and was produced by Tom Waits. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Rain Dogs” at  number 397 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Tom Waits– vocals , guitar, organ, piano ,pump organ, harmonium, banjo
  • Marc Ribot– guitar
  • Chris Spedding– guitar
  • Robert Quine– guitar
  • Smith– guitar
  • Keith Richards– guitar, backing vocals
  • Robert Musso – banjo
  • Robby Kilgore – organ
  • William Schimmel– accordion
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • Tony Garnier– double bass
  • Larry Taylor– double bass , bass
  • Greg Cohen– double bass
  • Michael Blair – percussion, marimba, drums, congas, bowed saw, parade drum
  • Stephen Hodges– drums , parade drum
  • Mickey Curry– drums
  • Bobby Previte– percussion, marimba
  • John Lurie– alto saxophone
  • Ralph Carney– baritone saxophone, saxophone, clarinet
  • Arno Hecht – tenor saxophone
  • Crispin Cioe – saxophone
  • “Hollywood” Paul Litteral – trumpet
  • Bob Funk – trombone
  • Ross Levinson – violin

Track listing

All tracks by Tom Waits except where noted.

  1. Singapore
  2. Clap Hands
  3. Cemetery Polka
  4. Jockey Full of Bourbon
  5. Tango Till They’re Sore
  6. Big Black Mariah
  7. Diamonds & Gold
  8. Hang Down Your Head – Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits
  9. Time
  10. Rain Dogs
  11. Midtown
  12. 9th& Hennepin
  13. Gun Street Girl
  14. Union Square
  15. Blind Love
  16. Walking Spanish
  17. Downtown Train
  18. Bride of Rain Dog
  19. Anywhere I Lay My Head

On September 30, 1982.

Bruce Springsteen-Nebraska

On September 30, 1982, “Columbia” label released “Nebraskathe sixth Bruce Springsteen studio album. The first Springsteen’s acoustic album was recorded in January, 1982 at his “Colts Neck” New Jersey bedroom, and was produced by Bruce  Springsteen.


Bruce Springsteen – vocals, guitar, harmonica, mandolin, synthesizer, glockenspiel, organ, tambourine

Track listing:

All tracks by Bruce Springsteen.

  1. Nebraska
  2. Atlantic City
  3. Mansion on the Hill
  4. Johnny 99
  5. Highway Patrolman
  6. State Trooper
  7. Used Cars
  8. Open All Night
  9. My Father’s House
  10. Reason to Believe

On September 30, 1977.

New Boots and Panties

On September 30, 1977, “Stiff Records” released “New Boots and Panties!!”, the debut Ian Dury album. It was recorded in 1977, at “The Workhouse” in London, and was was produced by Peter Jenner, Laurie Latham and Rick Walton. The album was certified Platinum in the UK by the “BPI”, and was among the UK’s 30 best selling albums of both 1978 and 1979.


  • Ian Dury– vocals
  • Chaz Jankel– guitars, keyboards
  • Edward Speight – ballad guitar
  • Geoff Castle – Moog synthesizer
  • Norman Watt-Roy– bass
  • Charley Charles – drums
  • Davey Payne– saxophones
  • Chris Gabrin – photography
  • Barney Bubbles– brush lettering

All tracks by Ian Dury and Chaz Jankel, except where noted.

  1. Wake Up and Make Love with Me
  2. Sweet Gene Vincent
  3. I’m Partial to Your Abracadabra
  4. My Old Man – Ian Dury, Steve Nugent
  5. Billericay Dickie – Ian Dury, Steve Nugent
  6. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
  7. Clevor Trever
  8. If I Was With a Woman
  9. Blockheads
  10. Plaistow Patricia – Ian Dury, Steve Nugent
  11. Blackmail Man – Ian Dury, Steve Nugent

On September 29, 1972.


On September 29, 1972, “Island” label released “Sandy”, the second Sandy Denny solo album.   It was recorded November 1971 – May 1972 at the “Sound Techniques”, and “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Trevor Lucas.


  • Sandy Denny- lead vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
  • Linda Thompson- vocals
  • Richard Thompson – acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin
  • Trevor Lucas- acoustic guitar
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow- pedal steel guitar
  • John Bundrick- organ, piano
  • Pat Donaldson- bass
  • Timi Donald- drums
  • John Kirkpatrick- concertina
  • Dave Swarbrick- violin
  • Allen Toussaint- brass arrangement
  • Harry Robinson- string arrangement

Track listing:

All tracks by Sandy Denny except where noted.

  1. It’ll Take a Long Time
  2. Sweet Rosemary
  3. For Nobody to Hear
  4. Tomorrow Is a Long Time – Bob Dylan
  5. The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood – Richard Fariña
  6. Listen, Listen
  7. The Lady
  8. Bushes and Briars
  9. It Suits Me Well
  10. The Music Weaver

On September 25, 1967.


On September 25, 1967, “Buddah” label released “Safe as Milk, the debut Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band album. It was recorded in April 1967, at the “RCA Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Richard Perry and Bob Krasnow.


  • Don Van Vliet– vocals, bass marimba, harmonica, arrangements, theremin
  • Ry Cooder– guitar, slide guitar, bass, percussion, arrangements
  • Alex St. Clair Snouffer– guitar, bass, percussion, backing vocals
  • Russ Titelman– guitar
  • Taj Mahal– tambourine, percussion
  • Jerry Handley – bass, backing vocals
  • Milt Holland– log drum, tambourine, percussion
  • John French– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Samuel Hoffman– theremin

All tracks by Herb Bermann and Don Van Vliet except where noted.

  1. Sure ‘Nuff ‘n Yes I Do
  2. Zig Zag Wanderer
  3. Call on Me
  4. Dropout Boogie
  5. I’m Glad
  6. Electricity
  7. Yellow Brick Road
  8. Abba Zaba
  9. Plastic Factory – Van Vliet, Herb Bermann, Jerry Handley
  10. Where There’s Woman
  11. Grown So Ugly – Robert Pete Williams
  12. Autumn’s Child