On January 1, 1983.

Stranglers-Feline

On January 1, 1983, “Epic” label release “Feline”, the seventh Stranglers studio album.  It was recorded in December 1982, at the “ICP Studios” in Brussels, and was produced by Steve Churchyard and The Stranglers. The album first edition was sold with a free one-sided 7″ single “Aural Sculpture Manifesto”.

Track listing:

All tracks by The Stranglers.

  1. Midnight Summer Dream
  2. It’s a Small World
  3. Ships That Pass in the Night
  4. European Female (In Celebration Of)
  5. Let’s Tango in Paris
  6. Paradise
  7. All Roads Lead to Rome
  8. Blue Sister
  9. Never Say Goodbye
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On January 1, 1974.

Court and spark

On January 1, 1974, “Asylum” label released “Court and Spark”, the sixth Joni Mitchell studio album.  It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Joni Mitchell. The album was big commercial success; it received a Double Platinum certification in the US by the “RIAA” and was voted the best album of the year for 1974 in “The Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.” In 2003, the album was ranked at number 113 in “Rolling Stone” magazine list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Joni Mitchell– vocals, including background; acoustic guitar; piano; clavinet
  • John Guerin– drums and percussion
  • Wilton Felder– bass
  • Max Bennett– bass
  • Jim Hughart – bass
  • Milt Holland– chimes
  • Tom Scott– woodwinds and reeds
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet
  • Joe Sample– electric piano, clavinet
  • David Crosby– background vocals
  • Graham Nash– background vocals
  • Susan Webb – background vocals
  • Larry Carlton– electric guitar
  • Wayne Perkins– electric guitar
  • Dennis Budimir – electric guitar
  • Robbie Robertson– electric guitar
  • José Feliciano– electric guitar
  • Cheech Marin– background voice
  • Tommy Chong– background voice

Track listing:

All track by Joni Mitchell, except where noted.

  1. Court and Spark
  2. Help me
  3. Free Man in Paris
  4. People’s Parties
  5. Same Situation
  6. Car on a Hill
  7. Down to You
  8. Just Like This Train
  9. Raise on Robbery
  10. Trouble Child
  11. Twisted – Annie Rose and Wardell Gray

 

On January 1, 1970.

Stone_the_Crows

On January 1, 1970, “Polydor” label released the debut, self-titled Stone the Crows album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Mark London.

Personnel:

  • Colin Allen– drums, percussion
  • Maggie Bell– vocals
  • Jimmy Dewar– bass guitar, vocals
  • Les Harvey– acoustic, electric guitars
  • John McGinnis– organ, piano, keyboards

Track listing:

  1. The Touch of Your Loving Hand – Jimmy Dewar, Les Harvey
  2. Raining in Your Heart – Jimmy Dewar, Les Harvey
  3. Blind Man – Josh White Jr.
  4. The Fool on the Hill – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  5. I saw America – Daevid Allen, Colin Allen, Les Harvey, Mark London

 

On January 1, 1970.

Taste_-_On_The_Boards

On January 1, 1970, “Polydor” label released “On the Boards”, the second Taste album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced Tony Colton.

Personnel:

  • Rory Gallagher– guitars, vocals, saxophone, harmonica
  • Richard “Charlie” McCracken – bass guitar
  • John Wilson– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Rory Gallagher.

  1. What’s Going On
  2. Railway and Gun
  3. It’s Happened Before, It’ll Happen Again
  4. If the Day Was Any Longer
  5. Morning Sun
  6. Eat My Words
  7. On the Boards
  8. If I Don’t Sing I’ll Cry
  9. See Here
  10. I’ll Remember

On December 31, 1980.

Arc_of_a_Diver

On December 31, 1980, “Island” label released “Arc of a Diver”, the second Steve Winwood studio solo album. “Arc of a Diver” was recorded in 1980 at the “Netherturkdonic Studios” in Gloucestershire, and was produced by Steve Winwood.

Personnel:

  • Steve Winwood– acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, bass, drums, percussion, drum machines, keyboards, synthesizers, organ, lead & backing vocals
  • Tony Wright – cover artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Winwood & Will Jennings except where noted.

  1. While You See a Chance
  2. Arc of a Diver – Steve Winwood and Vivian Stanshall
  3. Second-Hand Woman – Steve Winwood and George Fleming
  4. Slowdown Sundown
  5. Spanish Dancer
  6. Night Train
  7. Dust – Steve Winwood and George Fleming

 

On December 29, 1971.

America - America

On December 29, 1971, “Warner Bros” label released “America”, the debut studio album by America. The album was recorded at the “Trident Studios” and “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Ian Samwell and Jeff Dexter. The album was initially released without the track “A Horse with No Name”, which was released as a single in late 1971. When “A Horse with No Name” became a worldwide hit in early 1972, the album was re-released with that track. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA for sales in excess of one million copies.

Personnel:

  • Dewey Bunnell– lead and backing vocals, 6-string acoustic guitar
  • Gerry Beckley– bass, 6 and 12-string acoustic guitars, lead and backing vocals ,electric guitar and chimes, piano
  • Dan Peek– 6 and 12-string acoustic guitars, lead and backing vocals, electric guitar, piano, bass
  • Ray Cooper– percussion
  • Dave Atwood –drums
  • Kim Haworth – drums
  • David Lindley– electric guitar, steel guitar
  • Nigel Waymouth– cover photos and design
  • Flash Fox –logo and graphics

Track listing:

  1. Riverside – Dewey Bunnell
  2. Sandman – Dewey Bunnell
  3. Three Roses – Dewey Bunnell
  4. Children – Dewey Bunnell
  5. Here – Dewey Bunnell
  6. I Need You – Gerry Beckley
  7. Rainy Day – Dan Peek
  8. Never Found the Time – Dan Peek
  9. Clarice – Gerry Beckley
  10. Donkey Jaw – Dan Peek
  11. Pigeon Song – Dewey Bunnell