On December 1, 1967.

Axis Bold as Love

On December 1, 1967, “Track Records” label released “Axis: Bold as Love”, the second Jimi Hendrix Experience album. “Axis: Bold as Love” was recorded from May to October 1967, at the “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Chas Chandler. Just before the album was finished, Hendrix left the master tapes in a taxi and as they were never found thus the A-side had to be mixed again.

Personnel:

  • Jimi Hendrix– vocals, electric guitar, piano, recorder
  • Mitch Mitchell– drums, glockenspiel, backing vocals
  • Noel Redding– backing vocals, bass guitar, foot stamping, lead vocals
  • Gary Leeds– foot stamping
  • Graham Nash– foot stamping
  • Trevor Burton– backing vocals
  • Roy Wood– backing vocals
  • Chas Chandler– producer, foot stamping
  • David King, Roger Law – coverdesign, painted heads based on a Karl Ferris group portrait (front)
  • Donald Silverstein – photography(UK inner portrait)

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimi Hendrix, except where noted.

  1. EXP
  2. Up From the Skies
  3. Spanish Castle Magic
  4. Wait Until Tomorrow
  5. Ain’t No Telling
  6. Little Wing
  7. If 6 Was 9
  8. You Got me Floating
  9. Castles Made of Sand
  10. She’s So Fine – Noel Redding
  11. One Rainy Wish
  12. Little Miss Lover
  13. Bold as Love

 

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On November 30, 1982.

Michael_Jackson_-_Thriller

On November 30, 1982, “Epic” label released “Thriller”, the sixth Michael Jackson studio album. “Thriller” was recorded from April till November 1982, at the “Westlake Recording Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson. With more than 65 million copies sold worldwide“Thriller” is the best selling album of all time. In 1984, the album won a record eight “Grammy Awards”, including “Album of the Year” award. In 2003 magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “Thriller” on number 20 on its list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. “The National Association of Recording Merchandisers” ranked “Thriller” at number three in its “Definitive 200” albums of all time. The album was included in the “Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry” of culturally significant recordings. In 2012, magazine “Slant” ranked “Thriller” at number one on its list of “Best Albums of the 1980”.

Personnel:

  • Brian Banks – keyboards, synthesizer, synthesizer programming
  • Michael Boddicker– keyboards, synthesizers, Emulator, Vocoder
  • N’dugu Chancler– drums
  • Paulinho da Costa– percussion
  • David Foster– synthesizers, synthesizer arrangements
  • Gary Grant – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Eddie Van Halen– guitar
  • Jerry Hey– trumpet, flugelhorn, horn arrangements, string arrangements, strings conductor
  • Michael Jackson – co-producer, lead vocals, drum case beater, bathroom stomp board, background vocals, handclaps, vocal arrangements, rhythm arrangements , horn arrangements , synthesizer arrangements
  • Paul Jackson, Jr.– guitar
  • Louis Johnson– bass guitar
  • Quincy Jones– producer , rhythm arrangements, vocal arrangements, musical arrangements
  • Steve Lukather– guitar, bass guitar, additional guitars  musical arrangements
  • Anthony Marinelli– synthesizer programming
  • Paul McCartney– vocals on “The Girl Is Mine”
  • David Paich – keyboards, synthesizers, piano, rhythm arrangements, musical arrangements
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Greg Phillinganes – keyboards , synthesizers, electric piano, synthesizer programming
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums
  • Steve Porcaro – keyboards, synthesizers, synthesizer programming , musical arrangements
  • Vincent Price – voice-over
  • Bill Reichenbach – trombone
  • Chris Shepard  – vibraslap
  • Rod Temperton – keyboards, synthesizers, rhythm arrangements, vocal arrangements , synthesizer arrangements
  • David Williams – guitar
  • Larry Williams – saxophone, flute
  • Bill Wolfer – keyboards , synthesizers, synthesizer programming
  • La Toya Jackson – background vocals
  • Janet Jackson – background vocals
  • Greg Smith – synthesizers

Track listing:

  1. Wanna Be Startin’ Something – Michael Jackson
  2. Baby Be Mine – Rod Temperton
  3. The Girl Is Mine – Michael Jackson
  4. Thriller – Rod Temperton
  5. Beat It – Michael Jackson
  6. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  7. Human Nature – Steve Porcaro and John Bettis
  8. Pretty Young Thing – James Ingram and Quincy Jones
  9. The Lady In My Life – Rod Temperton

On November 30, 1979.

Pink Floyd - Wall

On November 30, 1979, “Harvest” label released “The Wall”, the eleventh Pink Floyd studio album. This was the last studio album released with the lineup of David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and  Nick Mason. Richard Wright left the band after the release of the album. “The Wall” was recorded from December 1978 till November 1979, at the “Britannia Row”, “Super Bear Studio”, “Studio Miraval” in France, “CBS 30th Street Studio” in New York, and at the “Producers Workshop” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bob Ezrin, David Gilmour, James Guthrie and Roger Waters. The album featured band’s only number one single “Another Brick in the Wall Part 2”, and became one of the best selling albums of 1980. By 1999 “The Wall” sold in more than 23 million copies worldwide. Magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “The Wall” at number 87 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Roger Waters- bass, vocals, rhythm guitar, synthesizers, sound effects
  • David Gilmour- lead and rhythm guitars, vocals, bass, synthesizers
  • Nick Mason- drums, percussion
  • Richard Wright- piano, hammond organ, electric piano, synthesizers, bass pedals
  • Bruce Johnston– backing vocals
  • Toni Tennille– backing vocals
  • Joe Chemay – backing vocals
  • Jon Joyce – backing vocals
  • Stan Farber – backing vocals
  • Jim Haas– backing vocals
  • Children of Islington Green School– vocals
  • Bob Ezrin– piano, hammond organ, synthesizers, reed organ, backing vocals
  • James Guthrie– percussion, synthesizer, sound effects
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums
  • Joe Porcaro, Blue Ocean & 34 other – snare drums
  • Lee Ritenour– guitars
  • Joe (Ron) di Blasi – classical guitar
  • Fred Mandel– hammond organ
  • Bobbye Hall– congas, bongos
  • Frank Marrocco– concertina
  • Larry Williams – clarinet
  • Trevor Veitch – mandolin
  • New York Orchestra – orchestra
  • New York Opera – choral vocals
  • Unnamed children’s choir from New York – children’s choral vocals
  • “Vicki & Clare” – backing vocals
  • Harry Waters– child’s voice, “Goodbye Blue Sky”
  • Chris Fitzmorris – male telephone voice
  • Trudy Young – voice of the groupie
  • Phil Taylor – sound effects
  • Roger Waters – lyrics, music, co-producer
  • Bob Ezrin– production, orchestral arrangement, music on “The Trial”
  • Michael Kamen– orchestral arrangemen
  • Gerald Scarfe – sleeve design
  • Roger Waters – sleeve design

Track listing:

All tracks by Roger Waters, except where noted.

  1. In the Flash
  2. The Thin Ice – David Gilmour and Roger Waters
  3. Another Brick in the Wall (part 1)
  4. The Happiest Days of Our Lives
  5. Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) – David Gilmour and Roger Waters
  6. Mother – David Gilmour and Roger Waters
  7. Goodbye Blue Sky
  8. Empty Spaces
  9. Young Lust – Roger Waters and David Gilmour
  10. One of My Turns
  11. Don’t Leave Me Now
  12. Another Brick in the Wall (Part 3)
  13. Goodbye Cruel World
  14. Hey You
  15. Is There Anybody Out There
  16. Nobody Home
  17. Vera
  18. Bring the Boys Back Home
  19. Comfortably Numb
  20. The Show Must Go On
  21. In the Flesh
  22. Run Like Hell – David Gilmour and Roger Waters
  23. Waiting for Worms
  24. Stop
  25. The Trial – Roger Waters and Bob Ezrin
  26. Outside the Wall

On November 30, 1973.

Solar_Fire

On November 30, 1973, “Bronze” label released “Solar Fire” ,album by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. The album was recorded in 1973, at “The Workhouse” in Old Kent and at the“Road” in London, and was produced by Manfred Mann and Earth Band.

Personnel:

  • Manfred Mann– organ, mellotron, synthesiser, vocals
  • Mick Rogers– guitar, vocals
  • Chris Slade– drums
  • Colin Pattenden– bass guitar
  • Irene Chanter– backing vocals
  • Doreen Chanter– backing vocals
  • Grove Singers – backing vocals
  • Paul Rutherford – trombone
  • Peter Miles – percussion
  • Fin Costello – design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Father of Day, Father of Night – Bob Dylan
  2. In the Beginning, Darkness – Manfred Mann, Mick Rogers and Chris Slade
  3. Pluto the Dog – Manfred Mann, Mick Rogers, Chris Slade and Colin Pattenden
  4. Solar Fire – Manfred Mann, Mick Rogers, Chris Slade and Colin Pattenden
  5. Saturn, Lord of the Ring/Mercury, The Winged Messenger – Manfred Mann and Mick Rogers
  6. Earth, The Circle Part 2 – Manfred Mann
  7. Earth, The Circle Part 1 – Manfred Mann

On November 28, 1977.

Funkentelechy Vs

On November 28, 1977, “Casablanca” label released “Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome”, album by Parliament. The album was recorded in 1976 and 1977, at the “United Sound” in Detroit, and at the “Hollywood Sound” in Hollywood, and was produced by George Clinton. The album featured the single “Flash Light”, which became Parliament’s trademark and helped “Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome” becoming band’s fourth gold and second platinum album. The vinyl release contained an 8-page comic book that explains the album concept and 22″ by 33″ inch poster of the character “Sir Nose D’Voidoffunk”,. Both the poster and the comic book were illustrated by Overton Loyd.

Personnel:

  • George Clinton,Ray Davis, Glenn Goins, Garry Shider, Debbie Wright, Jeanette Washington, Lynn Mabry, Dawn Silva, Cordell Mosson and Mallia Franklin – vocals
  • Bernie Worrell – Keyboardsand synthesizers –
  • Michael Hampton, Glenn Goins, Garry Shider andPhelps Collins – guitars
  • Bass guitar- Cordell Mosson
  • Jerome Brailey andBootsy Collins – drums and percussion
  • Fred Wesley,Maceo Parker, Rick Gardner, Richard Griffith, Clay Lawrey, Darryl Dixon, Valerie Drayton, and Danny Cortez – horns
  • Bootsy Collins, Phelps Collins, Frank Waddy, Rick Gilmore, Gary Cooper, Robert Johnson,Billy Nelson, Ron Ford, Lou Goldman, Joel Johnson,Bootsy’s Rubber Band, The Brides of Funkenstein, Parlet, and The Horny Horns – extra-extra terrestrial funk bearing alumni-Strokers, Chokers, Clappers and Chanters
  • Horn arrangement by – Bernie Worrell and Fred Wesley
  • Photographyby Ron Slenzak
  • Album graphics by Stephen Lumel/Gribbitt!
  • Booklet story and illustrated byOverton Loyd
  • Booklet coloring and collaboration by Shelby Mack

Track listing:

  1. Bop Gun – George Clinton,Garry Shider and Bootsy Collins
  2. Sir Nose d’Voidoffunk – George Clinton,Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell
  3. Wizard of Finance – George Clinton, Ronald Ford and Glenn Goins
  4. Funkentelechy – George Clinton and Bootsy Collins
  5. Placebo Syndrome – George Clinton,Billy Nelson
  6. Flash Light – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell

On November 27, 1970.

Gentle_Giant_-_Gentle_Giant

On November 27,1970, “Vertigo” label released self titled Gentle Giant debut album. It was recorded in August 1970, at the “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Visconti.

Personnel:

  • Gary Green– Lead guitar, 12 string guitar, backing vocals
  • Kerry Minnear– Hammond organ, Minimoog, Mellotron, piano, tympani, xylophone, vibraphone, cellos, bass, backing and lead vocals
  • Derek Shulman– Lead and backing vocals, bass
  • Phil Shulman– Trumpet, alto and tenor  saxophones, descant, backing and lead vocals
  • Ray Shulman- Bass, electric and acoustic guitar, violins, triangle, backing vocals
  • Martin Smith– drums, brushed snare drum
  • Paul Cosh –Tenor horn
  • Claire Deniz – Cello

Track listing:

  1. Giant – Derek Shuman
  2. Funny Ways – Phil Shuman and Derek Shuman
  3. Alucard – Phil Shuman, Derek Shulman and Kerry Minhear
  4. Isn’t It Quiet and Cold – Phil Shulman
  5. Nothing at All – Derek Shulman
  6. Why Not – Derek Shuman and Kerry Minnear
  7. The Queen – Phil Shuman, Ray Shuman and Kerry Minnear

On November 27, 1970.

George Harrison-All Things Must Pass

On November 27, 1970, “Apple” label released “All Things Must Pass”, the third George Harrison solo album. The material for the triple album was recorded from May to October 1970, at the Abbey Road Studios, Trident Studios,  Apple Studio in London, and was produced by Phil Spector and George Harrison. In 1993 “The Times” magazine ranked “All Things Must Pass” on number 79 on it’s list of “The 100 Best Albums of All Time”, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked the album on place 433 on its list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. In January 2014, “All Things Must Pass” was inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”. The album was certified six-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Personnel:

  • George Harrison– vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, dobro, harmonica, Moog synthesizer, harmonium,backing vocals
  • Eric Clapton– electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Gary Wright– piano, organ, electric piano
  • Bobby Whitlock– organ, harmonium, piano, tubular bells, backing vocals
  • Klaus Voormann– bass, electric guitar
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Carl Radle– bass
  • Ringo Starr– drums, percussion
  • Billy Preston– organ, piano
  • Jim Price– trumpet, trombone, horn arrangements
  • Bobby Keys– saxophones
  • Alan White– drums, vibraphone
  • Pete Drake– pedal steel
  • John Barham– orchestral arrangements, choral arrangement, harmonium, vibraphone
  • Pete Ham– acoustic guitar
  • Tom Evans– acoustic guitar
  • Joey Molland– acoustic guitar
  • Mike Gibbins– percussion
  • Dave Mason– electric and acoustic guitars
  • Tony Ashton– piano
  • Gary Brooker– piano
  • Mal Evans– percussion, backing vocals, “tea and sympathy”
  • Phil Collins– percussion
  • Ginger Baker– drums
  • Al Aronowitz– unspecified
  • Eddie Klein – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by George Harrison, except where noted.

  1. I’d Have You Anytime George Harrison and Bob Dylan
  2. My Sweet Lord
  3. Wah-Wah
  4. Isn’t It a Pity (Version One)
  5. What Is Life
  6. If Not for You – Bob Dylan
  7. Behind That Locked Door
  8. Let It Down
  9. Run of the Mill
  10. Beware of Darkness
  11. Apple Scruffs
  12. Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)
  13. Awaiting on You All
  14. All Things Must Pass
  15. I Dig Love
  16. Art of Dying
  17. Isn’t It a Pity (Version Two)
  18. Hear Me Lord
  19. Out of the Blue
  20. It’s Johnny’s Birthday – Bill Martin,Phil Coulter and George Harrison
  21. Plug Me In
  22. I Remember Jeep
  23. Thanks for the Pepperoni