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On February 15, 1980.

On February 15, 1980, “Charisma” label released “Smallcreep’s Day”, the first Mike Rutherford studio album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Polar Studios” in Stockholm,   Sweden, and was produced by David Hentschel. The album name and the 24-minute title track are based on the 1965 novel “Smallcreep’s Day” by Peter Currell Brown.

Personnel:

  • Mike Rutherford– guitars, basses
  • Ant Phillips– keyboards
  • Noel McCalla– vocals
  • Simon Phillips– drums
  • Morris Pert– percussion
  • David Hentschel– engineering
  • David Bascombe – production and engineering assistant
  • Andy Mackrill, Dale Newman, Geoff Banks – equipment
  • Hipgnosis– cover design, photograph

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Rutherford.

  1. Smallcreep’s Day
  • Between the Tick & the Tock
  • Working in Line
  • After Hours
  • Cats and Rats (In This Neighbourhood)
  • Smallcreep Alone
  • Out Into the Daylight
  • At the End of the Day
  1. Moonshine
  2. Time and Time Again
  3. Romani
  4. Every Road
  5. Overnight Job
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On February 11, 1979.

On February 11, 1979, “Harvest” label released “Sound-on-Sound”, the only Bill Nelson’s Red Noise album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Townhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by John Leckie and Bill Nelson. The music magazine “Sound on Sound” was named after the album.

Personnel:

  • Bill Nelson – vocals, guitar, drums, synthesizer, keyboards, bass, percussion, harmonica, vocoder
  • Rick Ford – bass
  • Andy Clark- keyboards, synthesizer
  • Dave Mattacks- drums, electronic drums
  • Ian Nelson- tenor and alto saxophone, Wurlitzer, string synthesizer
  • Haydn Bendall– engineer
  • Bishin Jumonji- front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Nelson.

  1. Don’t Touch Me (I’m Electric)
  2. For Young Moderns
  3. Stop / Go / Stop
  4. Furniture Music
  5. Radar in My Heart
  6. Stay Young
  7. Out of Touch
  8. Better Home in the Phantom Zone
  9. Substitute Flesh
  10. Atom Age
  11. Art/Empire/Industry
  12. Revolt into Style

On February 9, 1979.

On February 9, 1979, “Arista” label released “Downwind”, the third Pierre Moerlen’s Gong album (it was the first to be released under that name, the previous two having been released as Gong albums for contractual reasons). It was recorded June – September 1978, and was produced by Pierre Moerlen.

Personnel:

  • Pierre Moerlen– lead vocals, drums, vibraphone, marimba, concert toms, timpani, organ, synthesizer, electric piano, assorted percussion
  • Hansford Rowe– bass
  • Ross Record – vocals, guitar
  • Benoît Moerlen– vibraphon
  • François Causse – percussion
  • Didier Lockwood– violin
  • Didier Malherbe– saxophone
  • Mike Oldfield- guitar, solina strings, bass, Irish drum
  • Steve Winwood– synthesizer
  • Terry Oldfield– flute
  • Mick Taylor- guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Pierre Moerlen, except where noted.

  1. Aeroplane – Pierre Moerlen, Ruan O’Lochlain
  2. Crosscurrents
  3. Downwind
  4. Jin-Go-Lo-Ba – Babatunde Olatunji
  5. What You Know – Pierre Moerlen, Ruan O’Lochlain
  6. Emotions
  7. Xtasea

 

On January 29, 1979.

On January 29, 1979, “Xanadu” label released “Skate Board Park”, the eleventh Joe Farrell album. It was recorded in January 1979, and was produced by Don Schlitten.

Personnel:

  • Joe Farrell– tenor sax
  • Chick Corea– piano, electric piano
  • Bob Magnusson– bass
  • Larance Marable– drums
  • Arne Frager – engineer
  • Paul Goodman– mixing
  • Joe Farrell – liner notes
  • Don Schlitten– design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Skate Board Park – Joe Farrell
  2. Cliche Romance – Joe Farrell
  3. High Wire – The Aerialist – Chick Corea
  4. Speak Low – Nash, Kurt Weill
  5. You Go to My Head – F. Coots, H. Gillespie
  6. Bara-Bara – Joe Farrell

On January 21, 1979.

On January 21, 1979, “CBS / Sony” label released (only in Japan) “Directstep” the twenty-fourth Herbie Hancock studio album. It was recorded October 17 – 18, 1978, and was produced by David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Hancock– vocals, Fender Rhodes,  clavinet,  Oberheim,  Prophet, Yamaha CS-80, Minimoog  synthesizers, Sennheiser vocoder
  • Webster Lewis- Hammond B-3 organ; Prophet, Yamaha CS-40, ARP String Ensemble and Minimoog synthesizers; Fender Rhodes, backing vocals
  • Bennie Maupin- soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone,  lyricon
  • Ray Obiedo- electric guitar
  • Paul Jackson- electric bass
  • Alphonse Mouzon– drums
  • Bill Summers- percussion

Track listing:

  1. Butterfly – Herbie Hancock, Bennie Maupin
  2. Shiftless Shuffle – Herbie Hancock, Paul Jackson, Harvey Mason, Bill Summers
  3. I Thought It Was You – Jeffrey Cohen, Herbie Hancock, Melvin Ragin

On January 15, 1979.

On January 15, 1979, “Harvest” label released “Lovedrive”, the sixth Scorpions studio album. It was recorded August – October 1978, at “Dierks Studios” in  Stommeln, Germany, and was produced by Dieter Dierks.

Personnel:

  • Klaus Meine– lead vocals
  • Matthias Jabs– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Michael Schenker– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Rudolf Schenker– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Francis Buchholz– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Herman Rarebell– drums, backing vocals
  • Dieter Dierks– engineer, mixing
  • Steve Fallone – mastering
  • Storm Thorgerson– design, artwork

Track listing:

  1. Loving You Sunday Morning – lyrics by Klaus Meine, Herman Rarebell, music by Rudolf Schenker
  2. Another Piece of Meat – lyrics by Herman Rarebell, music by Rudolf Schenker, Herman Rarebell
  3. Always Somewhere – lyrics by Klaus Meine, music by Rudolf Schenker
  4. Coast to Coast – music by Rudolf Schenker, Michael Schenker
  5. Can’t Get Enough – lyrics by Klaus Meine, music by Rudolf Schenker
  6. Is There Anybody There? – lyrics by Herman Rarebell, Klaus Meine, music by Rudolf Schenker
  7. Lovedrive – lyrics by Klaus Meine, music by Rudolf Schenker
  8. Holiday – lyrics by Klaus Meine, music by Rudolf Schenker, Michael Schenker

On January 14, 1980.

On January 14, 1980, “Anthem” label released “Permanent Waves”, the seventh Rush studio album. It was recorded September – October 1979, at “Le Studio” in Morin Heights, Quebec, Canada, and was produced by Terry Brown, Gaddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart.

Personnel:

  • Geddy Lee– lead vocals, bass guitar, Oberheim polyphonic, Minimoog, Taurus pedal synthesizer, OB-1
  • Alex Lifeson– electric and acoustic six- and twelve-string guitars, Taurus pedals
  • Neil Peart– drums, timpani, timbales, orchestra bells, tubular bells, wind chimes, bell tree, triangle, crotales, cover concept
  • Erwig Chuapchuaduah – steel drums
  • Hugh Syme– piano, art direction, design, cover concept
  • Deborah Samuel – photography
  • Fin Costello – photography
  • Flip Schulke – photography
  • Terry Brown– arranger, mixing
  • Paul Northfield– engineer
  • Robbie Whelan – assistant engineer
  • Craig Milliner – mixing assistant
  • Adam Moseley – mixing assistant
  • Ray Staff– mastering
  • Paula Turnbull – cover girl
  • Robert Gage – hairdresser to the cover girl

Track listing:

All lyrics by Neil Peart, except where noted, all music by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson.

  1. The Spirit of Radio
  2. Freewill
  3. Jacob’s Ladder
  4. Entre Nous
  5. Different Strings – lyrics by Geddy Lee
  6. Natural Science

I: Tide Pools

II: Hyperspace

III: Permanent Waves