On October 12, 1981.

U2-October

On October 12, 1981, “Island Records” released “October”, the second U2 studio album. It was recorded in April 1981 at the “Compass Point Studios”, in Nassau, Bahamas, and in July–August 1981, at “Windmill Lane Studios”, in Dublin, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite.

Personnel:

  • Bono– lead vocals
  • The Edge– guitar, piano, backing vocals
  • Adam Clayton– bass
  • Larry Mullen, Jr.– drums

Track listing:

All compositions by U2.

  1. Gloria
  2. I Fall Down
  3. I Threw a Brick Through a Window
  4. Rejoice
  5. Fire
  6. Tomorrow
  7. October
  8. With a Shout
  9. Stranger in a Strange Land
  10. Scarlet
  11. Is That All?

 

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On October 12, 1979.

Tusk

On October 12, 1979, “Warner Bros” label released “Tusk”, the twelve Fleetwood Mac album.  It was recorded at the “The Village Recorder”, in Los Angeles, and was produced by Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Richard Dashut and Ken Caillat. The recording process costs were over $1 million, making “Tusk” the most expensive rock album made up to that point. Peter Green, the original guitarist and Fleetwood Mac member,  also took part in the sessions for Tusk, but his playing on the Christine McVie track “Brown Eyes” is not credited on the album. In 2013, “NME” magazine ranked “Tusk” at number 445 in their list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Lindsey Buckingham– vocals, guitars, bass guitar, drums, percussion
  • Stevie Nicks– vocals
  • Christine McVie– vocals, keyboards
  • John McVie– bass guitar
  • Mick Fleetwood– drums, percussion
  • USC Trojan Marching Band– percussion, horns

Track listing:

  1. Over & Over – Christine McVie
  2. The Ledge – Lindsey Buckingham
  3. Think About Me – Christine McVie
  4. Save Me a Piece – Lindsey Buckingham
  5. Sara – Stevie Nicks
  6. What Makes You Think You’re the One – Lindsey Buckingham
  7. Storms – Stevie Nicks
  8. That’s All for Everyone – Lindsey Buckingham
  9. Not That Funny – Lindsey Buckingham
  10. Sisters of the Moon – Stevie Nicks
  11. Angel – Stevie Nicks
  12. That’s Enough for Me – Lindsey Buckingham
  13. Brown Eyes – Christine McVie
  14. Never Make Me Cry – Christine McVie
  15. I Know I’m Not Wrong – Lindsey Buckingham
  16. Honey Hi – Christine McVie
  17. Beautiful Child – Stevie Nicks
  18. Walk a Thin Line – Lindsey Buckingham
  19. Tusk – Lindsey Buckingham
  20. Never Forget – Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood

On October 11, 1985.

Seventh_Dream_of_Teenage_Heaven

On October 11, 1985, “Beggars Banquet” label released “Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven”, the debut by Love and Rockets. The album was recorded at the “Woodbine Street Recording Studios”, and was produced by John A. Rivers and Love and Rockets.

Personnel:

  • Daniel Ash– vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • David J– vocals, bass guitar, keyboards, electric guitar
  • Kevin Haskins– drums and keyboards
  • John A. Rivers – keyboards, string arrangement

Track listing:

All compositions by Love and Rockets.

  1. If There’s a Heaven Above
  2. A Private Future
  3. The Dog-End of a Day Gone By
  4. The Game
  5. Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
  6. Haunted When the Minutes Drag
  7. Saudade

On October 11, 1972.

On the corner

On October 10, 1972, “Columbia Records” released “On the Corner”, studio album by Miles Davis. It was recorded on June 1, 6 and July 7, 1972, at the “Columbia Studio E”, in New York City, and was produced by Teo Macero.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis– electric trumpet with wah-wah
  • Dave Liebman– soprano saxophone
  • Carlos Garnett– soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Chick Corea– electric piano
  • Herbie Hancock– electric piano, synthesizer
  • Harold I. Williams– organ, synthesizerBadal Roy,
  • David Creamer – electric guitar
  • John McLaughlin- electric guitar
  • Michael Henderson– electric bass with wah wah
  • Collin Walcott– electric sitar
  • Khalil Balakrishna – electric sitar
  • Bennie Maupin– bass clarinet
  • Badal Roy– tabla
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums
  • Billy Cobham– drums
  • Jabali Billy Hart– drums, bongos
  • James “Mtume” Foreman – percussion
  • Don Alias– percussion
  • Paul Buckmaster– cello, arrangements

Track listing:

All compositions by Miles Davis.

  1. On the Corner/New York Girl/Thinkin’ One Thing and Doin’ Another / Vote for Miles
  2. Black Satin
  3. One and One
  4. Hellen Butte / Mr. Freedom X

 

On October 11, 1972.

Caravanserai

On October 11, 1972, “Columbia” label released “Caravanserai”, the fourth Santana studio album. It was recorded February –May, 1972 at “Columbia Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Carlos Santana and Mike Shrieve.

Personnel:

  • Carlos Santana– vocals, lead guitar, guitar, percussion
  • Neal Schon– guitar
  • Gregg Rolie– vocals, organ, electric piano, piano
  • Douglas Rauch– bass, guitar
  • Douglas Rodrigues– guitar
  • Wendy Haas– piano
  • Tom Rutley– acoustic bass
  • Michael Shrieve– drums, percussion
  • José “Chepito” Areas– percussion, congas, timbales, bongos
  • James Mingo Lewis– vocals, percussion, congas, bongos, acoustic piano
  • Armando Peraza– percussion, bongos
  • Hadley Caliman– saxophone intro, flute
  • Rico Reyes – vocals
  • Lenny White – castanets
  • Tom Coster– electric piano
  • Tom Harrell– orchestra arrangement

Track listing:

  1. Eternal Caravan of Reincarnation -Tom Rutley, Neal Schon,  Michael Shrieve
  2. Waves Within – Doug Rauch, Greg Rolie, Carlos Santana
  3. Look Up – Doug Rauch, Greg Rolie, Carlos Santana
  4. Just in Time to See the Sun – Greg Rolie, Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve
  5. Song of the Wind – Greg Rolie,Carlos Santana, Neal Schon
  6. All the Love of the Universe – Carlos Santana, Neal Schon
  7. Future Primitive – José Areas, Mingo Lewis
  8. Stone Flower – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve
  9. La Fuente del Ritmo – Mingo Lewis
  10. Every Step of the Way – Michael Shrieve

 

On October 10, 1969.

In_the_Court_of_the_Crimson_King

On October 10, 1969, “Island” label released “In the Court of the Crimson King” the debut album by King Crimson.  It was recorded July – August 1969, at the “Wessex Sound Studios”, in London, and was produced by King Crimson. “In the Court of the Crimson King”  is regarded to be one of the most important albums not only of the progressive rock, but of rock music in general. In the 2007 book “Rocking the Classics”, critic and musicologist Edward Macan notes that “In the Court of the Crimson King ” may be the most influential progressive rock album ever released”.

Personnel:

  • Robert Fripp – guitars, production
  • Michael Giles – drums, percussion, backing vocals, production
  • Greg Lake – lead vocals, bass guitar, production
  • Ian McDonald – woodwinds (saxophone, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet), keyboards (mellotron, harpsichord, piano, organ), vibraphone, backing vocals, production
  • Peter Sinfield – lyrics, illumination, production

Track listing

  1. 21st Century Schizoid Man – Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, Greg Lake, Michael Giles, Peter Sinfield
  2. I Talk to the Wind – Ian McDonald, Peter Sinfield
  3. Epitaph – Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, Greg Lake, Michael Giles, Peter Sinfield
  4. Moonchild – Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, Greg Lake, Michael Giles, Peter Sinfield
  5. The Court of the Crimson King – Ian McDonald, Peter Sinfield

 

On October 10, 1969.

Hot Rats

On October 10, 1969, “Bizarre” label released “Hot Rats”, the first solo album by Frank Zappa after the dissolution of the original  Mothers of Invention.  Ian Underwood is the only original member of the Mothers of Invention to appear on the album. It was recorded July- August, 1969, at the “T.T.G” and “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and “Whitney Studios” in Glendale, and was produced by Frank Zappa.

Personnel

  • Frank Zappa– guitar, octave bass, percussion
  • Ian Underwood– piano, organus maximus, flute, all clarinets, all saxes
  • Max Bennett– bass
  • Captain Beefheart– vocals
  • John Guerin– drums
  • Don “Sugarcane” Harris– violin
  • Paul Humphrey– drums
  • Shuggie Otis– bass
  • Jean-Luc Ponty– violin
  • Ron Selico – drums
  • Lowell George– rhythm guitar

All compositions by Frank Zappa.

  1. Peaches en Regalia
  2. Willie the Pimp
  3. Son of Mr. Green Genes
  4. Little Umbrellas
  5. The Gumbo Variations
  6. It must be a Camel

 

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