On February 29, 2000.

The Smashing Pumpkins - Machina

On February 29, 2000, “Virgin” label released “Machina/The Machines of God”, the fifth Smashing Pumpkins album. “Machina/The Machines of God” was recorded from November 1998 to October 1999, at “Sadlands”, “Pumpkinland & Chicago Recording Company” in Chicago, and was produced by Billy Corgan and Flood,

Personnel:

  • Billy Corgan– vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, piano, art direction
  • James Iha– guitar, bass guitar
  • D’arcy Wretzky– bass guitar
  • Jimmy Chamberlin– drums
  • Mike Garson– piano
  • Vasily Kafanov– sleeve paintings and etchings
  • Greg Sylvester – art direction
  • Thomas Wolfe – art direction
  • Yelena Yemchuk– art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Corgan.

  1. The Everlasting Gaze
  2. Raindrops + Sunshowers
  3. Stand Inside Your Love
  4. I of the Mourning
  5. The Sacred and Profane
  6. Try, Try, Try
  7. Heavy Metal Machine
  8. This time
  9. The Imploding Voice
  10. Glass and the Ghost Children
  11. Wound
  12. The Crying Tree of Mercury
  13. With Every Light
  14. Blue Skies Bring Tears
  15. Age Of Innocence

 

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On February 29, 1988.

Robert Plant Now And Zen

On February 29, 1988, “Es Paranza” label released “Now and Zen”, the fourth Robert Plant solo album. “Now and Zen” was recorded in 1987, and was produced by Phil Johnstone, Tim Palmer and Robert Plant.

In September 2001, the album was certified triple platinum by the “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Robert Plant- vocals
  • Phil Johnstone- keyboards, producer, programming
  • Jimmy Page- guitar
  • Doug Boyle- guitar
  • Phil Scragg – bass
  • Chris Blackwell – drums, percussion
  • David Barratt- Programming, Keyboards
  • Marie Pierre – background vocals
  • Toni Halliday– background vocals
  • Kirsty MacColl– background vocals
  • Robert Crash – programming
  • Richard Evans – design & art direction

Track listing:

  1. Heaven Knows – David Barratt and Phil Johnstone
  2. Dance on My Own – Robert Crash, Phil Johnstone and Robert Plant
  3. Tall Cool One – Phil Johnstone and Robert Plant
  4. The Way I Feel – Doug Boyle, Phil Johnstone and Robert Plant
  5. Helen of Troy – Phil Johnstone and Robert Plant
  6. Billy’s Revenge – Phil Johnstone and Robert Plant
  7. Ship of Fools – Phil Johnstone and Robert Plant
  8. Why – Robert Crash and Robert Plant
  9. White, Clean and Neat – Phil Johnstone and Robert Plant
  10. Walking Towards Paradise – Jerry Lynn Williams

On February 29, 1988.

The_Frenz_Experiment

On February 29, 1988, “Beggars Banquet” released “The Frenz Experiment”, the tenth fall studio album. “The Franz Experiment” was recorded in 1987, at “St John’s Wood” in Manchester, and was produced by Simon Rogers; Grant Showbiz and Dian Barton.

Personnel:

  • Mark E. Smith– lead vocals, electric piano
  • Brix Smith– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Craig Scanlon– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Steve Hanley– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Simon Wolstencroft– drums, backing vocals
  • Marcia Schofield – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Simon Rogers– acoustic guitar, electric saxophone, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Paul Cox – front cover photography
  • Pyke (Steve Pyke) – back cover photography

Track listing:

  1. Frenz – Mark E. Smith
  2. Carry Bag Man – Mark E. Smith
  3. Get a Hotel – Steve Hanley, Craig Scanlon and Mark E. Smith
  4. Victoria – Ray Davies
  5. Athlete Cured – Mark E. Smith
  6. In These Times – Mark E. Smith
  7. The Steak Place – Mark E. Smith and Brix Smith
  8. Bremen Nacht – Mark E. Smith
  9. Guest Informant” (excerpt) – Mark E. Smith, Craig Scanion and Steve Hanley
  10. Oswald Defence Lawyer – Steve Hanley and Mark E. Smith

On February 28, 2000.

Stiff_Upper_Lip

On February 28, 2000, “East West” label released “Stiff Upper Lip”, the thirteenth internationally and the fourteenth Australia released AC/DC album. It was recorded September – October 1999 at “The Warehouse Studio” in Vancouver, and was produced by George Young.

Personnel:

  • Brian Johnson– lead vocals
  • Angus Young– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Malcolm Young– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Cliff Williams– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Phil Rudd– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Angus Young and Malcolm Young.

  1. Stiff Upper Lip
  2. Meltdown
  3. House of Jazz
  4. Hold Me Back
  5. Safe in New York City
  6. Can’t Stand Still
  7. Can’t Stop Rock’n’Roll
  8. Satellite Blues
  9. Damned
  10. Come and Get It
  11. All Screwed Up
  12. Give it Up

On February 28, 2000.

Standing_on_the_shoulder_of_giants

On February 28, 2000, “Big Brother Records” label released “Standing on the Shoulder of Giants”, the fourth Oasis studio album. It was recorded April – August 1999, at “Château de la Colle Noire” in Montauroux, “Olympic Studios”, “Supernova Heights”, and “Wheeler End Studios” in London, and was produced by Mark Stent and Noel Gallagher.

Personnel:

  • Liam Gallagher– lead vocals, tambourine
  • Noel Gallagher– guitars, vocals, bass, keyboards
  • Alan White– drums, percussion
  • Paul Stacey– keyboards, guitar
  • P. Arnold– backing vocals
  • Linda Lewis– backing vocals
  • Mark Coyle – electric sitar and twelve-string acoustic guitar
  • Mark Feltham– harmonica
  • Tony Donaldson – Mini Moog, mellotron
  • Charlotte Glasson– flute

Track listing:

All tracks by Noel Gallagher, except where noted.

  1. Fuckin’ in the Business
  2. Go Let It Out
  3. Who Feels Love
  4. Put Your Money Where Yer Mouth Is
  5. Little James – Liam Gallagher
  6. Gas Panic!
  7. Where Did It All Go Wrong
  8. Sunday Morning Call
  9. I Can See A Liar
  10. Roll It Over

On February 28, 1995.

Porcupine_Tree - The_sky_moves_sideways

On February 28, 1995, “Delenum” label released “The Sky Moves Sideways”, the third Porcupine Tree studio album. It was recorded June 1993 – July 1994, and was produced by Steven Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Steven Wilson: vocals, guitars, keyboards, tapes, programming
  • Richard Barbieri: keyboards, electronics, programming
  • Colin Edwin: bass guitar
  • Chris Maitland: drums, percussion
  • Michael Bennion: art direction
  • Ricky Edwards: percussion
  • Theo Travis: flute
  • Suzanne J. Barbieri: vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Steven Wilson, except “Moonloop”, by Porcupine Tree.

  1. The Sky Moves Sideways Phase 1
    I. The Colour of Air
    II. I Find That I’m Not There
    III. Wire the Drum,
    IV. Spiral Circus
  2. Dislocated Day
  3. The Moon Touches Your Shoulder
  4. Prepare Yourself
  5. Moonloop
  6. The Sky Moves Sideways Phase 2
    I. Is…Not
    II. Off the Map

 

On February 28, 1983.

U2_War

On February 28, 1983, “Island” label released “War”, the third U2 studio album. It was recorded May – August 1982, at “Windmill Lane Studios” in Dublin, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite, except song “The Refugee” produced by Bill Whelan. The album became the band’s first number-one album in the UK and became first gold-certified album in the US. In 2012, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “War” at number 223  on its list of  the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Bono– lead vocals, additional guitar
  • The Edge– guitar, piano, lap steel, backing vocals, lead vocals, bass
  • Adam Clayton– bass
  • Larry Mullen, Jr.– drums
  • Kenny Fradley – trumpet
  • Steve Wickham– electric violin
  • The Coconuts: Cheryl Poirier, Adriana Kaegi, Taryn Hagey, Jessica Felton – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by U2.

  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  2. Seconds
  3. New Year’s Day
  4. Like a Song
  5. Drowning Man
  6. The Refugee
  7. Two Hearts Beat As One
  8. Red Light
  9. Surrender
  10. 40
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