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On January 15, 1981.

On January 15, 1981, “Tamla” label released “In Our Lifetime?”, the sixteenth Marvin Gaye studio album. It was recorded 1979 – 1981, at “Marvin’s Room” in Los Angeles, “Seawest Recording Studio” in Honolulu, Hawaii, “Odyssey Studios” in London, and was produced by Marvin Gaye.


  • Marvin Gaye– vocals, keyboards, drums
  • Robert Ahwry, Gordon Banks– guitar
  • Frank Bates– bass, background vocals
  • Frank Blair– bass, drums
  • Ray Brown, Kenny Mason – trumpet
  • William Bryant – drums, keyboards
  • Elmira Collins – vibraphone, background vocals
  • Raymond Crossley – keyboards
  • Fernando Harkness – saxophone
  • Joe James – percussion
  • Gary Jones – percussion, conga
  • Lee Kentle – drums, background vocals
  • Nigel Martinez, Preston “Bugsy” Wilcox – drums
  • Joe Mayo– percussion
  • Sidney Muldrew – French horn
  • Curtis Anthony Nolen – guitar
  • Raphael Ravenscroft– alto saxophone
  • George Shaw, Nolan Andrew Smith – trumpet
  • Candace Bond – executive producer
  • Jon Walls – recording and mixing engineer
  • David Ritz– liner notes
  • Ron Slenzak– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Marvin Gaye.

  1. Praise
  2. Life Is for Learning
  3. Love Party
  4. Funk Me
  5. Far Cry
  6. Love Me Now or Love Me Later
  7. Heavy Love Affair
  8. In Our Lifetime

In November 1979.

In November 1979, “Zoom” label released “Real to Real Cacophony”, the second Simple Minds studio album. It was recorded in September 1979, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales, and was produced by John Leckie.


  • Jim Kerr– vocals
  • Charles Burchill– guitar, violin, saxophone
  • Derek Forbes– bass guitar
  • Brian McGee– drums, percussion
  • Michael MacNeil– keyboards
  • John Leckie – arrangements, recording, mixing
  • Graphyk – sleeve graphics
  • Sheila Rock, Trevor Rodgers – sleeve photography
  • Paul Henry – sleeve packaging
  • Mariella Sometimes – tape operation

Track listing:

All lyrics by Jim Kerr; all music by Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, Derek Forbes, Brian McGee and Mick MacNeil.

  1. Real to Real
  2. Naked Eye
  3. Citizen (Dance of Youth)
  4. Carnival (Shelter in a Suitcase)
  5. Factory
  6. Cacophony
  7. Veldt
  8. Premonition
  9. Changeling
  10. Film Theme
  11. Calling Your Name
  12. Scar

In September 1979.

In September 1979, “United Artists” label released “A Different Kind of Tension”, the third Buzzcocks studio album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Eden Studios” in London, and was produced by Martin Rushent.


  • Pete Shelley– guitar, vocals, keyboards
  • Steve Diggle– guitar, vocals
  • Steve Garvey– bass guitar
  • John Maher– drums
  • George Peckham – mastering
  • Malcolm Garrett– artwork
  • Kevin Cummins, Jill Furmanovsky, Peter Monks, Gervaise Soeurouge, Judith Wrightson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Pete Shelley, except where noted.

  1. Paradise
  2. Sitting Round at Home – Steve Diggle
  3. You Say You Don’t Love Me
  4. You Know You Can’t Help It – Steve Diggle
  5. Mad Mad Judy – Steve Diggle
  6. Raison D’etre
  7. I Don’t Know What to Do with My Life
  8. Money
  9. Hollow Inside
  10. A Different Kind of Tension
  11. I Believe
  12. Radio Nine

In September 1977.

In September 1977, “Epic” label released “In Color”, the second Cheap Trick studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Kendun Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Tom Werman. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 443 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. In 1979, “In Color” was certified Platinum in Canada by “CRIA”, and in 2001, Platinum in US by “RIIA”.


  • Robin Zander- lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Rick Nielsen- lead guitars, vocals
  • Tom Petersson- bass, vocals
  • Bun E. Carlos– drums
  • Antonino Reale– engineer
  • George Marino- mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Nielsen, except where noted.

  1. Hello There
  2. Big Eyes
  3. Downed
  4. I Want You to Want Me
  5. You’re All Talk – Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson
  6. Oh Caroline
  7. Clock Strikes Ten
  8. Southern Girls – Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson
  9. Come On, Come On
  10. So Good to See You

On August 29, 1979.

On August 29, 1979, “Suzy” label released the debut, self-titled “Prljavo kazalište” (Dirty Theater) studio album. It was recorded April – May 1979, at “Trooly Sound Service” in Zagreb, Croatia, and was produced by Ivan Piko Stančić.


  • Davorin Bogović– lead vocal
  • Jasenko Houra – guitars, vocal
  • Marijan BrkićBrk – guitars
  • Ninoslav Hrastek Nino– bass
  • Tihomir FilešFilko – drums
  • Milan Škrnjug – executive producer
  • Petko Kantarđijev – recording
  • Mirko Ilić – design
  • Siniša Knaflec – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jasenko Houra.

  1. Ja sam mladić u najboljim godinama
  2. Bit će bolje
  3. U mojoj općini problema nema
  4. Neki dječaci
  5. Veze i poznanstva
  6. Noć
  7. Čovjek za sutra
  8. Subotom uveče
  9. Šta je to u ljudskom biću što ga vodi ka piću
  10. Sretno dijete
  11. Na posljednjoj tramvajskoj stanici

In August 1980.

In August 1980, “Warner Bros” label released “One-Trick Pony”, the fifth Paul Simon studio album. It was recorded 1979 – 1980, at “A&R Studios” in New York City and  “Agora Club” in Cleveland, Ohio, and was produced by Paul Simon and Phil Ramone. The album was released concurrently with the film of the same name, in which Paul Simon also starred.


  • Paul Simon – vocals, nylon string guitar, electric guitar, percussion, horn and string arrangements
  • John Tropea– acoustic guitar
  • Patti Austin– vocals
  • Joe Beck– electric guitar
  • Hiram Bullock– electric slide guitar
  • Jon Faddis– flugelhorn
  • Don Grolnick– string synthesizer
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Dave Grusin– horn and string arrangements
  • Steve Gadd– drums on all songs
  • Eric Gale– electric guitar, nylon string guitar
  • Lani Groves – background vocals
  • Anthony Jackson, Tony Levin– bass
  • Irwin “Marky” Markowitz – trumpet
  • Hugh McCracken– acoustic guitar
  • Jeff Mironov – electric guitar
  • Richard Tee– Fender Rhodes electric piano, tambourine, background vocals and co-lead vocal
  • Bob Friedman – horn and string arrangements
  • Jim Boyer – recording engineer, mixing engineer
  • Ted Jensen- mastering engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Simon.

  1. Late in the Evening
  2. That’s Why God Made the Movies
  3. One-Trick Pony
  4. How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns
  5. Oh, Marion
  6. Ace in the Hole
  7. Nobody
  8. Jonah
  9. God Bless the Absentee
  10. Long, Long Day

In August 1979.

On August 27, 1979, “Arista” label released “Eve”, the fourth Alan Parsons Project studio album. It was recorded December 1978 – June 1979, at “Super bear Studios” and was produced by Alan Parsons. The cover art was by Hipgnosis.


  • Eric Woolfson; Duncan Mackay – keyboards
  • Alan Parsons; Eric Woolfson – miscellaneous instrumental contributions
  • Chris Rainbow; David Paton – backing vocals
  • David Paton – bass
  • Stuart Elliott – drums, percussion
  • Ian Bairnson – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Orchestra – The Orchestra Of The Munich Chamber Opera
  • The Orchestra of the Munich Chamber Opera care of Eberhard Schoene leader – Sandor Farcas
  • Orchestra Coordinator – Curtis Briggs
  • Trivia Consultants – Shapiro and Steinberg
  • Vocals – Lesley Duncan; David Paton; Chris Rainbow; Clare Torry; Dave Townsend; Lenny Zakatek
  • Engineered by Alan Parsons
  • Mastered by Chris Blair, Wally Traugot
  • Executive production: Eric Woolfson

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.

  1. Lucifer
  2. You Lie Down With Dogs
  3. I’d Rather Be a Man
  4. You Won’t Be There
  5. Winding Me Up
  6. Damned If I Do
  7. Don’t Hold Back
  8. Secret Garden
  9. If I Could Change Your Mind