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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.

Personnel:

  • 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
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On December 29, 1982.

On December 29, 1982, “Geffen” label released “Trans”, the twelfth Neil Young studio album. It was recorded September 1981 – May 1982, at “Modern Recorders”, “Redwood City” in California, “Commercial Recorders” in Honolulu, Hawaii, and was produced by Neil Young, Tim Mulligan and David Briggs.

Personnel:

  • Neil Young– vocals, vocoder, guitars, bass, synclavier, electric piano
  • Nils Lofgren– guitars, piano, organ, electric piano, synclavier, backing vocals, vocoder
  • Ben Keith– pedal steel guitar, slide guitar, backing vocals
  • Frank Sampedro– guitars, stringman
  • Bruce Palmer, Billy Talbot– bass
  • Ralph Molina– drums, backing vocals
  • Joe Lala– percussion, backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Little Thing Called Love
  2. Computer Age
  3. We R in Control
  4. Transformer Man
  5. Computer Cowboy (aka Syscrusher)
  6. Hold On to Your Love
  7. Sample and Hold
  8. Soul
  9. Like an Inca

In December 1981.

In December 1981, “Full Moon Label” released the self-titled, debut Peter Cetera solo album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Peter Cetera and Jim Boyer. The album cover painting was by John Nieto.

Personnel:

  • Peter Cetera – bass, percussion, acoustic guitar, synthesizer, vocoder, horn arrangements
  • Steve Lukather– guitar
  • Craig Hull – guitar
  • Michael Botts– drums
  • Michael Boddicker, David “Hawk” Wolinski– synthesizer
  • Chris Pinnick– guitar
  • Carl Wilson– guitar
  • Ricky Fataar– drums, percussion
  • Mark Williams – percussion
  • Rich Eames – electric piano
  • Steve Foreman – percussion
  • Tommy Morgan – harmonica
  • Gary Herbig – saxophone
  • Josh Leo – guitar
  • Kenny Edwards – acoustic guitar
  • Bob Glaub – bass
  • Craig Doerge – piano
  • Michael Botts – drums
  • Mark Goldenberg –acoustic guitar
  • William “Smitty” Smith– organ
  • Carl Munoz – piano
  • Roland Vazquez – horn arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Cetera, except where noted

  1. Livin’ In The Limelight
  2. I Can Feel It – Peter Cetera, Ricky Fataar, Carl Wilson
  3. How Many Times
  4. Holy Moly
  5. Mona Mona
  6. On The Line
  7. Not Afraid To Cry
  8. Evil Eye
  9. Practical Man
  10. Ivy Covered Walls

In December 1981.

In December 1981, “Mercury” label released “Wilder”, the second Teardrop Explodes studio album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley.

Personnel:

  • Julian Cope- vocals, guitars, bass guitar, piano, organ
  • Troy Tate- guitars
  • David Balfe- keyboards, synthesizers, loops
  • Gary Dwyer– drums
  • Alfie Agius – bass guitar
  • Jeff Hammer – keyboards
  • James Eller – bass guitar
  • Luke Tunney, Ted Emmett – trumpets
  • Clive Langer- additional guitar
  • Garrish Mashindi – backing vocals
  • Colin Fairley – engineer
  • Martin Atkins– artwork
  • Chalkie Davies – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Julian Cope.

  1. Bent Out of Shape
  2. Colours Fly Away
  3. Seven Views of Jerusalem
  4. Pure Joy
  5. Falling Down Around Me
  6. The Culture Bunker
  7. Passionate Friend
  8. Tiny Children
  9. Like Leila KhaledSaid
  10. …And The Fighting Takes Over
  11. The Great Dominions

In December 1981.

In December 1981, “Slash” label released the self-titled, second Blasters album. It was recorded in 1981, at “United Western Studios”, and was produced by Phil Alvin, Dane Alvin, Gene Taylor, John Bazz and Bill Baterman.

Personnel:

  • Phil Alvin – vocals, guitar
  • Dave Alvin – guitar
  • John Bazz – bass
  • Bill Bateman – drums
  • Gene Taylor – piano
  • Lee Allen– tenor saxophone
  • Steve Berlin- baritone sax
  • Roger Harris, Pat Burnette – engineers
  • David Ahlert – second engineer
  • Steve Bartel – art direction
  • Gustav Alsina – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Alvin, except where noted.

  1. Marie Marie
  2. No Other Girl
  3. I’m Shakin’ – Rudy Toombs
  4. Border Radio
  5. American Music
  6. So Long Baby Goodbye
  7. Hollywood Bed
  8. Never No Mo’ Blues – Elsie McWilliams, Jimmie Rodgers
  9. This is It
  10. Highway 61 – Albert Laundrew
  11. I Love You So – Bo Diddley
  12. Stop the Clock – Bob Ehret, Damon Robertson

In September 1981.

In September 1981, “Polydor” label released “Lord Upminster”, the second Ian Dury studio album. It was recorded April – May 1981, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Chas Jankel, Steven Stanley and Ian Dury.

Personnel:

  • Ian Dury – vocals
  • Chas Jankel- guitars, keyboards
  • Robbie Shakespeare- bass guitars
  • Sly Dunbar- drums
  • Tyrone Downie- clavinets, prophet-5, steinway and sons pianos
  • Chas, Gina, Harold, Laura, Tina, Tyrone – backing vocals
  • Recordedby Steven Stanley, Harold Dorsett
  • Mixedby Steven Stanley
  • Assistant Mixing by Harold Dorsett
  • Cover photography – Paul Kaye

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Dury and Chas Jankel, except where noted.

  1. Funky Disco (Pops)
  2. Red (Letter)
  3. Girls (Watching) – Sly Dunbar
  4. Wait (For Me)
  5. The (Body Song)
  6. Lonely (Town)
  7. Lonely (Town)
  8. Trust (Is A Must)
  9. Spasticus (Autisticus)

 

 

In September 1981.

In September 1981, “Epic” label released “Happy Birthday”, the debut Altered Images album.  It was recorded in 1981, at “Rockfield Studios” in Wales, and “Genetic Sound” in Berkshire, and was produced by Steven Severin and Martin Rushent.
Personnel:

  • Clare Grogan- vocals
  • Michael “Tich” Anderson – drums
  • Tony McDaid – guitar
  • Johnny McElhone- bass
  • Gerard “Caesar” McNulty – guitar
  • Ted Sharp – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Clare Grogan, Michael “Tich” Anderson, Tony McDaid and Johnny McElhone.

  1. Intro: Happy Birthday
  2. Love and Kisses
  3. Real Toys
  4. Idols
  5. Legionaire
  6. Faithless
  7. Beckoning Strings
  8. Happy Birthday
  9. Midnight
  10. A Days Wait
  11. Leave Me Alone
  12. Insects
  13. Outro: Happy Birthday