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In May 1982.

In May 1982, “A&M” label released “Sweets from a Stranger”, the fifth Squeeze studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Ramport Studios” in London, and was produced by Phil McDonald, Chris Difford, Glen Tilbrook, John Bentley, Don Snow and Gilson Lavis.

Personnel:

  • Chris Difford– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Glenn Tilbrook– lead guitar, keyboards, lead & backing vocals
  • John Bentley– bass, backing vocals
  • Don Snow– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Gilson Lavis– drums
  • Elvis Costello- backing vocals
  • Del Newman- string arrangements
  • Paul Young- backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook.

  1. Out of Touch
  2. I Can’t Hold On
  3. Points of View
  4. Stranger Than the Stranger on the Shore
  5. Onto the Dance Floor
  6. When the Hangover Strikes
  7. Black Coffee in Bed
  8. I’ve Returned
  9. Tongue Like a Knife
  10. His House Her Home
  11. The Very First Dance
  12. The Elephant Ride

 

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In May 1982.

In May 1982, “Krishner Legacy” label released “Vinyl Confessions”, the eighth Kansas studio album. It was recorded 1981-1982, and was produced by Phil Ehart, John Elefante, Dave Hope, Kerry Livgren, Robby Steinhardt, Rich Williams and Ken Scott.

Personnel:

  • Phil Ehart— drums
  • John Elefante— keyboards, lead vocals
  • Dave Hope— bass
  • Kerry Livgren— guitar, keyboards, Synclavier programming
  • Robby Steinhardt— violin, vocals
  • Rich Williams— guitar
  • Bill Bergman — alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • John Berry, Jr. — trumpet
  • Jim Coile — tenor saxophone
  • Ben Dahlke — bassoon
  • Beverly Dahlke-Smith — saxophone
  • Warren Ham— harmonica
  • David Pack— vocals, background vocals
  • Greg Smith — baritone saxophone
  • Anne Steinhardt — violin, vocals
  • Roger Taylor— background vocals
  • Lee Thornburg— trumpet, saxophone
  • Donna Williams — vocals, background vocals
  • Ken Scott– engineer
  • Brian Leshon – assistant engineer
  • David Spritz – assistant engineer
  • Phil Jost – assistant engineer
  • Ralph Sutton – assistant engineer
  • Stan Ricker – mastering engineer

Track listing:

  1. Olay the Game Tonight – Phil Ehart, Danny Flower, Rob Frazier, Kerry Livgren, Rich Williams
  2. Right Away – Dino Elefante, John Elefante
  3. Fair Exchange – Kerry Livgren
  4. Chasing Shadows – Dino Elefante, John Elefante
  5. Diamonds and Pearls – Kerry Livgren
  6. Face It – Dino Elefante, John Elefante
  7. Windows – Kerry Livgren
  8. Borderline – Kerry Livgren
  9. Play On – John Elefante, Kerry Livgren
  10. Crossfire – Kerry Livgren

In May 1981.

In May 1981, “Slash” label released “Wild Gift”, the second X album. It was recorded in March 1981, at “Clover Recorders” in Los Angeles, “Golden Sound Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ray Manzarek. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Wild Gift” at number 333 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • John Doe– bass, vocals
  • Exene– vocals
  • Billy Zoom– guitar
  • J. Bonebrake– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Doe and Exene Cervenka.

  1. The Once Over Twice
  2. We’re Desperate
  3. Adult Books
  4. Universal Corner
  5. I’m Coming Over
  6. It’s Who You Know
  7. In This House That I Call Home
  8. Some Other Time
  9. White Girl
  10. Beyond and Back
  11. Back 2 the Base
  12. When Our Love Passed Out on the Couch
  13. Year 1

In May 1981.

In May 1981, “Mango” label released “Red”, the sixth Black Uhuru album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Channel One” in Kingston, Jamaica, and “Compass Point” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Sly & Robbie.

Personnel:

  • Michael Rose- vocals
  • Derrick “Duckie” Simpson – harmony vocals
  • Puma Jones- harmony vocals
  • Mikey Chung- rhythm guitar, lead guitar
  • Radcliff “Dougie” Bryan – lead guitar
  • Barry Reynolds- lead guitar
  • Robert Lynn – piano
  • Keith Sterling- piano
  • Sly Dunbar- drums, syndrums
  • Robbie Shakespeare- bass, piano
  • Ranchie McLean- rhythm guitar, lead guitar
  • Uziah “Sticky” Thompson- percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Rose, except where noted.

  1. Youth of Eglington
  2. Sponji Reggae
  3. Sistren – Michael Rose, Derrick “Duckie” Simpson
  4. Journey – Derrick “Duckie” Simpson
  5. Utterance
  6. Puff She Puff
  7. Rockstone – Michael Rose, Derrick “Duckie” Simpson
  8. Carbine

In May 1981.

In May 1981, “Come Organisation” label released “Dedicated to Peter Kürten”, the fourth Whitehouse album. It was recorded in April 1981, and was produced by Peter McKay and William Bennett.

Personnel:

  • William Bennett – synthesizer, vocals, producer
  • Peter McKay – producer, engineer, effects
  • George Peckham– mastering
  • Paul Reuter – synthesizer

Track listing:

All tracks by William Bennett

  1. Ripper Territory
  2. Prosexist
  3. On Top
  4. Pissfun
  5. Rapeday
  6. The Second Coming
  7. Her Entry
  8. CNA
  9. Dom
  10. Dedicated to Peter Kürten

In May 1981.

In May 1981, “Stiff” label released “Beyond the Valley of 1984”, the second Plasmatics album. It was recorded in 1981, at “The Ranch” in New York City, and was produced by Rod Swenson, Wendy O. Williams, Wes Beech, Richie Stotts, Jean Beauvoir and Neal Smith.

Personnel:

  • Wendy O. Williams – vocals, chainsaw
  • Wes Beech – rhythm guitars
  • Richie Stotts – lead guitars
  • Jean Beauvoir – bass, piano, synthesizers
  • Neal Smith – drums, percussion
  • Mixed by Eddie Ciletti

Track listing:

All tracks by Richie Stotts and Rod Swenson, except for where noted.

  1. Incantation – Jean Beauvoir, Rod Swenson
  2. Masterplan
  3. Headbanger
  4. Summer Nite
  5. Nothing – Jean Beauvoir, Rod Swenson
  6. Fast Food Service
  7. Hit Man [Live Milan] – Wes Beech, Rod Swenson
  8. Living Dead
  9. Sex Junkie – Wes Beech, Richie Stotts, Rod Swenson
  10. Plasma Jam [Live Milan] – Wes Beech, Richie Stotts
  11. Pig Is a Pig – Jean Beauvoir, Rod Swenson

In April 1981.

In April 1981, “Columbia” label released “Zebop!”, the eleventh Santana studio album. It was recorded 1980-1981, and was produced by Carlos Santana and Bill Graham. The album was certified Platinum in the U.S. by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Alex Ligertwood– vocals, background vocals
  • Carlos Santana– guitar, percussion, producer, vocals, background vocals
  • Chris Solberg – guitar, keyboards, vocals, background vocals
  • Alan Pasqua– keyboards, vocals, background vocals
  • Richard Baker – keyboards, organ, piano, synthesizer
  • David Margen – bass
  • Graham Lear– drums
  • Armando Peraza– bongos, percussion, vocals
  • Raul Rekow – congas, percussion, background vocals
  • Orestes Vilató– percussion, timbales, background vocals
  • Keith Olsen– engineer
  • Fred Catero– associate producer, engineer

Track listing:

  1. Changes – Cat Stevens
  2. E Papa Ré – Carlos Santana, Richard Baker, David Margen, Orestes Vilató, Alex Ligertwood
  3. Primera Invasion – Graham Lear, David Margen, Alan Pasqua, Carlos Santana
  4. Searchin’ – Alex Ligertwood, Carlos Santana, Chris Solberg
  5. Over and Over – Rick Meyers
  6. Winning – Russ Ballard
  7. Tales of Kilimanjaro – Alan Pasqua, Armando Peraza, Raul Rékow, Carlos Santana
  8. The Sensitive Kind – J. Cale
  9. American Gypsy – Russ Ballard, Graham Lear, Alex Ligertwood
  10. I Love You Much Too Much – Alexander Olshanetsky, Don Raye, Chaim Tauber
  11. Brightest Star – Alex Ligertwood, Carlos Santana
  12. Hannibal – Alex Ligertwood, Alan Pasqua, Raul Rékow, Carlos Santana