On December 1, 1973.

short_stories

On December 1, 1973, “Elektra” label released “Short Stories”, the third Harry Chapin studio album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Paul Leka.

Personnel:

  • Harry Chapin – guitar, vocals
  • Dave Armstrong – harmonica
  • Tomi Lee Bradley – vocals
  • Bobby Carlin – drums
  • Jeanne French – vocals
  • Paul Leka- keyboards
  • Michael Masters – cello
  • Ronald Palmer – guitar, vocals
  • Buddy Salzman – drums
  • John Wallace- bass, vocals
  • Tim Scott – cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Harry Chapin

  1. Short Stories
  2. W·O·L·D
  3. Song for Myself
  4. Song Man
  5. Changes
  6. They Call Her Easy
  7. Tanner
  8. Mail Order Annie
  9. There’s a Lot of Lonely People Tonight
  10. Old College Avenue

 

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On December 1, 1973.

black_sabbath

On December 1, 1973, “Vertigo” label released “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath”, the fifth Black Sabbath studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward. The album cover painting was by Drew Struzan by the direction of Pacific Eye & Ear’s Ernie Cefalu. In 1986, the album was certified Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Ozzy Osbourne– vocals, synthesizer, handclaps
  • Tony Iommi– guitars, piano, synthesizer, harpsichord, organ, flute, handclaps, bagpipes
  • Geezer Butler– bass guitar, synthesizer and mellotron, handclaps, nose flute
  • Bill Ward– drums, bongos, timpani, handclaps
  • Rick Wakeman– piano and Minimoog
  • Will Malone– conductor, arranger
  • The Phantom Fiddlers – strings
  • Engineered by Mike Butcher
  • Coordination: Mark Forster Biatch
  • Direction: Patrick Meehan
  • Tape Operator: George Nicholson

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward.

  1. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
  2. A National Acrobat
  3. Fluff
  4. Sabra Cadabra
  5. Killing Yourself to Live
  6. Who Are You
  7. Looking for Today
  8. Spiral Architect

 

On December 1, 1972.

octopus

On December 1, 1972, “Vertigo” label released “Octopus”, the fourth Gentle Giant album. It was recorded July – August 1972, at “Advision Studios” in London, and was produced by Gary Green, Kerry Minnear, Derek Shulman,Phil Shulman, Ray Shulman and John Weathers. In the Q & Mojo “Classic Special Edition Pink Floyd & The Story of Prog Rock”, “Octopus” was ranked at number 16 in its list of “40 Cosmic Rock Albums”. “Prog Magazine” ranked the album at number 65 in its list of “The 100 Greatest Prog Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Gary Green- electric guitars, percussion
  • Kerry Minnear- piano, Hammond organ, Minimoog, electric piano, Mellotron, Clavinet, harpsichord, regal, vibraphone, cello, percussion, lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Derek Shulman- lead vocals, alto saxophone
  • Phil Shulman- trumpet, tenor saxophone, mellophone, lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Ray Shulman- bass, violin, viola , electric violin, acoustic guitar, percussion, backing vocals
  • John Weathers- drums, bongos, varispeed cymbal, xylophone
  • Martin Rushent – engineering
  • Cliff Morris – mastering
  • Geoff Young – tape operator
  • Murray Krugman – over-all American Supervision
  • John Berg – cover concept & design
  • Fluid Drive – art
  • Charles White III – illustration
  • Kenny Kneitel – design
  • Michael Doret – lettering

Track listing:

All music by Kerry Minnear and Ray Shulman; all lyrics by Derek Shulman and Phil Shulman

  1. The Advent of Panurge
  2. Raconteur Troubadour
  3. Knots
  4. A Cry for Everyone
  5. The Boys in the Band
  6. Dog’s Life
  7. Think of Me with Kindness
  8. River

 

On November 30, 1975.

numbers

On November 30, 1975, “Island” label released “Numbers”, the ninth Cat Stevens studio album. It was recorded in October 1975, at “Le Studio Morin Heights” in Quebec, Canada, and was produced by Cat Stevens.

Personnel:

  • Cat Stevens– acoustic guitar, electric guitar, twelve string guitar, piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, ARP 2600, ARP 2500, vocals
  • Jean Roussel– piano, Yamaha organ, Wurlitzer electric piano, synthesizer, harpsichord, Hammond organ, string synthesizer, vocals, vibraphone
  • Alun Davies– acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Gerry Conway– drums, vocals
  • Bruce Lynch– bass, double bass
  • Simon Nicol– acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12-string electric guitar
  • Chico Batera – congas, wind chimes, ganza, triangle, waterphone
  • Gordie Fleming – accordion
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Magic Children of Ottawa – vocals
  • Barbara Massey – vocals
  • Carl Hall – vocals
  • Tasha Thomas – vocals
  • Art Garfunkel– vocals
  • Lewis Furey – vocals
  • Melba Joyce – vocals
  • Carmen Twillie – vocals
  • Brenda Russell – vocals
  • Vennette Gloud – vocals
  • Suzanne Lynch– vocals
  • Anna Peacock – vocals
  • Vincent Beck – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Cat Stevens.

  1. Whistlestar
  2. Novim’s Nightmare
  3. Majik of Majiks
  4. Drywood
  5. Banapple Gas
  6. Land o’ Freelove & Goodbye
  7. Jzero
  8. Home
  9. Monad’s Anthem

 

On November 29, 1994.

impossible-bird

On November 29, 1994, “Demon” label released “The Impossible Bird”, the ninth Nick Lowe album. It was recorded in 1994, at “The Turk’s Head Function Room” in Twickenham, Middlesex; “The Old Cinema” in Brentford, Middlesex and “The Bonaparte Rooms”, in Twickenham, Middlesex, and was produced by Nick Lowe and Neil Brockbank.

Personnel:

  • Nick Lowe – bass guitar, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Gary Grainger– guitar
  • Bill Kirchen– trombone, electric guitar
  • Paul Riley– bass guitar
  • Robert Treherne– drums
  • Geraint Watkins– organ, electric guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Nick Lowe, except where noted.

  1. Soulful Wind
  2. The Beast in Me
  3. True Love Travels on a Gravel Road – Dallas Frazier, L. Owens
  4. Trail of Tears – Roger Cook, Allen Reynolds
  5. Shelley My Love
  6. Where’s My Everything?
  7. 12-Step Program (To Quit You Babe)
  8. Lover Don’t Go
  9. Drive-Thru Man
  10. Withered on the Vine
  11. I Live on a Battlefield – Paul Carrack, Nick Lowe
  12. 14 Days
  13. I’ll Be There – Ray Price, Rusty Gabbard

On November 29, 1988.

guns_and_roses-lies

On November 29, 1988, “Geffen” label released, “G N’ R Lies”, the second Guns N’ Roses studio album. It was recorded in 1988, at at “Rumbo Studios”;“ Take One Studio”, and “Image Recording Studios”, and was produced by Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler and Mike Clink. The album was certified Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Axl Rose− lead vocals, piano, whistling
  • Slash− lead guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Izzy Stradlin− rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Duff McKagan− bass guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Steven Adler− drums, backing vocals
  • West Arkeen− percussion
  • Howard Teman− percussion
  • Rik Richards– percussion
  • Ray Grden – percussion

Track listing:

  1. Reckless Life – Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, Slash, Steven Adler, Duff McKagan, Chris Weber
  2. Nice Boys – Angry Anderson, Mick Cocks, Geordie Leach, Dallas “Digger” Royall, Peter Wells
  3. Move to the City – Izzy Stradin, Chris Weber
  4. Mama Kin – Steven Tyler
  5. Patience – Izzy Stradin, Axl Rose
  6. Used to Love Her – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan,Steven Adler
  7. You’re Crazy – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan,Steven Adler
  8. One in a Million – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan,Steven Adler

 

On November 29, 1976.

zz_top_-_tejas

On November 29, 1976, ”London” label released “Tejas”, the fifth ZZ Top studio album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Bill Ham.

Personnel:

  • Billy Gibbons – fiddle, guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Frank Beard – drums, percussion
  • Dusty Hill – bass, keyboards, vocals
  • Bill Ham – album concept
  • Terry Manning – engineer
  • Larry Nix – mastering
  • Lee and Lesser – photography
  • Bill Narum – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, except where noted.

  1. It’s Only Love
  2. Arrested for Driving While Blind
  3. El Diablo
  4. Snappy Kakkie
  5. Enjoy and Get It On
  6. Ten Dollar Man
  7. Pan Am Highway Blues
  8. Avalon Hideaway
  9. She’s a Heartbreaker
  10. Asleep in the Desert – Billy Gibbons