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On May 22, 2007.

On May 22, 2007, “Island” label released “The Sun and the Moon”, the second Bravery studio album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Brendan O’Brien.

Personnel:

  • Sam Endicott- lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Michael Zakarin – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • John Conway – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Mike Hindert- bass, backing vocals
  • Anthony Burulcich – drums, backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Sam Endicott.

  1. Intro (featuring Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2 on the Moonversion)
  2. Believe
  3. This Is Not the End
  4. Every Word Is a Knife in My Ear
  5. Bad Sun
  6. Time Won’t Let Me Go
  7. Tragedy Bound
  8. Fistful of Sand
  9. Angelina
  10. Split Me Wide Open
  11. Above and Below
  12. The Ocean
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On May 22, 1980.

On May 22, 1980, “Motown” label released “Diana”, the tenth Diana Ross album. It was recorded December 1979-March 1980, at “Power Station”, and “Electric Lady” in New York City, “Motown/Hitsville U.S.A. Studios” in Hollywood and was produced by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers.The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Diana Ross –lead vocals
  • Alfa Anderson –background vocals
  • Fonzi Thornton– background vocals
  • Luci Martin – background vocals
  • Michelle Cobbs – background vocals
  • Bernard Edwards– bass guitar
  • Nile Rodgers– guitar
  • Tony Thompson– drums
  • Andy Barrett (Schwartz) –piano
  • Raymond Jones – keyboards
  • Eddie Daniels –saxophone
  • Meco Monardo– trombone
  • Bob Milliken –trumpet
  • Valerie Haywood (The Chic Strings) –strings
  • Cheryl Hong (The Chic Strings) – strings
  • Karen Milne (The Chic Strings) – strings
  • Gene Orloff– conductor
  • Bob Clearmountain– engineer
  • Bill Scheniman – engineer
  • James Farber – engineer
  • Neil Dorfsman– engineer
  • Ralph Osborn – engineer
  • Abdoulaye Soumare – assistant engineer
  • Jeff Hendrickson – assistant engineer
  • Lucy Laurie – assistant engineer
  • Peter Robbins – assistant engineer
  • Dennis King –mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers.

  1. Upside Down
  2. Tenderness
  3. Friend to Friend
  4. I’m Coming Out
  5. Have Fun (Again)
  6. My Old Piano
  7. Now That You’re Gone
  8. Give Up

 

In May 1979.

In May 1979, “Charisma” label released “Spectral Mornings”, the third Steve Hackett album. It was recorded January-February 1979, at “Phonogram Studios” in Hilversum, Holland, and was produced by John Acock and Steve Hackett.

Personnel:

  • Steve Hackett– acoustic and electric guitars, Roland guitar synthesizer, lead vocals, harmony and backing vocals, koto, harmonica
  • John Hackett– flute, bamboo flute, Taurus Moog bass pedals
  • Dik Cadbury– bass, Taurus Moog bass pedals, harmony and backing vocals
  • Suzanne Ciani- Modular synthesizer
  • Peter Hicks – vocals
  • Nick Magnus – keyboards, Vox String Thing, Novatron, Clavichord, clavinet, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Mini Moog, Roland string
  • John Shearer – drums, percussions

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Hackett.

  1. Every Day
  2. The Virgin and the Gypsy
  3. The Red Flower of Tachai Blooms Everywhere
  4. Clocks – The Angel of Mons
  5. The Ballad of the Decomposing Man (featuring The Office Party)
  6. Lost Time in Córdoba
  7. Tigermoth
  8. Spectral Mornings

In May 1979.

In May 1979, “A&M” label released “Rhapsodies”, the ninth Rick Wakeman album. It was recorded 1978-1979, at “La Grange Studios” and “Mountain Studios” in Switzerland, and was produced by Tony Visconti.

Personnel:

  • Rick Wakeman – keyboards, likely vocals, vocoder
  • Bruce Lynch- bass guitars
  • Frank Gibson, Jr.- drums and percussion
  • Nico Ramsden – electric guitar
  • Tony Visconti- acoustic guitar, engineer
  • David K. Richards- assistant engineer
  • Michael Ross – album design
  • Paul Wakefield – photography

Track listing:

All track s by Rick Wakeman, except where noted.

  1. Pedra da Gavea
  2. Front Line
  3. Bombay Duck
  4. Animal Showdown (Yes We Have No Bananas) – Rick Wakeman,Frank Silver, Irving Cohn
  5. Big Ben
  6. Rhapsody in Blue – George Gershwin; arranged by Tony Visconti
  7. Wooly Willy Tango
  8. The Pulse
  9. Swan Lager – music fromTchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” and Grieg’s pianoforte “Concerto in A Minor”; arranged and adapted by Rick Wakeman
  10. March of the Gladiators
  11. Flacons de Neige
  12. The Flasher
  13. The Palais
  14. Stand-By
  15. Sea Horses
  16. Half Holiday
  17. Summertime – George Gershwin,DuBose Heyward; arranged by Rick Wakeman
  18. Credits

In May 1979.

In May 1979, “Columbia” label released “Flag”, the ninth James Taylor studio album. It was recorded January-March 1979, and was produced by Peter Asher.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor — guitar, vocals
  • Peter Asher— timbales, vocals
  • Dan Dugmore— pedal steel guitar
  • Steve Forman — percussion
  • Don Grolnick— keyboards
  • Danny Kortchmar— guitar
  • Russ Kunkel— drums, percussion
  • David Lasley— backing vocals
  • Jesse Levy — cello
  • Arif Mardin— strings
  • Arnold McCuller— backing vocals
  • Graham Nash— vocals
  • David Sanborn— saxophone
  • Ralph Schuckett— keyboards
  • Louise Schulmann — viola
  • Carly Simon— vocals
  • Leland Sklar— bass
  • David Spinozza— guitar, strings
  • Alex Taylor— backing vocals
  • Waddy Wachtel— acoustic, electric and slide guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor except where noted.

  1. Company Man Johnnie Comes Back
  2. Day Tripper – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. I Will Not Lie for You
  4. Brother Trucker
  5. Is That the Way You Look?
  6. S.U.R. (S.U.C.S.I.M.I.M.)
  7. Rainy Day Man – James Taylor, Zach Wiesner
  8. Millworker
  9. Up on the Roof – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  10. Chanson Française
  11. Sleep Come Free Me

In May 1979.

In May 1979, “Kirshner” label released “Monolith”, the sixth Kansas studio album. It was recorded January – April 1979, and was produced by Steve Walsh, Kerry Livgren, Rich Williams, Robby Steinhardt, Dave Hope and Phil Ehart. The album cover art was by Bruce Wolfe.

Personnel:

  • Steve Walsh– keyboards, lead vocals
  • Kerry Livgren– guitar, keyboards
  • Rich Williams– guitar
  • Robby Steinhardt– violin, vocals, anvil, lead vocals
  • Dave Hope– bass
  • Phil Ehart– drums
  • Engineers: Brad Aaron, Davey Moiré, Steve Tillisch, David Pinkston
  • Assistant engineer: Les Horn

Track listing:

  1. On the Other Side – Kerry Livgren
  2. People of the South Wind – Kerry Livgren
  3. Angels Have Fallen – Steve Walsh
  4. How My Soul Cries Out for You – Steve Walsh
  5. A Glimpse of Home – Kerry Livgren
  6. Away from You – Steve Walsh
  7. Stay Out of Trouble – Steve Walsh, Rich Williams, Robby Steinhardt
  8. Reason to Be – Kerry Livgren

In May 1979.

In May 1979, “Pacific Arts Records & Tapes“label released “Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma”, the ninth Michael Nesmith solo album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Michael Nesmith.

Personnel:

  • Michael Nesmith- rhythm and lead guitars, vocals, arranger
  • Joe Chemay – arranger, vocals
  • William Bottrell – engineer, mixing assistant
  • Lenny Castro- percussion
  • John Hobbs – keyboards, vocals
  • Paul Leim – drums
  • David MacKay – bass
  • Al Perkins- lead and slide guitars
  • Tom Saviano – saxophone
  • Tom Trefethen – engineer, mixing
  • Charles Bush – photography
  • Jerry Takigawa – art direction, design, hand tinting

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Nesmith except “Capsule” by Michael Nesmith, Al Perkins, David Mackay, Paul Leim, John Hobbs and Lenny Castro.

  1. Dance
  2. Magic
  3. Tonite
  4. Flying
  5. Carioca
  6. Cruisin’
  7. Factions
  8. Light
  9. Horserace
  10. Capsule