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On July 9, 1983.

On July 9, 1983, “Innervision” label released “Fantastic”, the debut Wham! studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1983, at “Maison Rouge Studios” in London, and was produced by Steve Brown, George Michael and Bob Carter. The album was certified Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, and 3 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • George Michael – vocals, background vocals, keyboards
  • Robert Ahwai, Andrew Ridgeley – guitar
  • Jess Bailey, Bob Carter, Anne Dudley, Tommy Eyre – keyboards
  • Baps, Guy Barker, Raoul, Colin Graham, Chris Hunter, Roddy Lorimer, Iain MacKintosh, Ian Ritchie, Paul Cox, Geoff Daley, Martin Drover – horn
  • Graham Broad, Trevor Murrell– drums
  • Jimmy Chambers, George Chandler Linda Hayes, Shirlie Holliman, Tony Jackson, Josie James, Katie Kisson, Stevie Lang, C. Lee, Sylvia Mason – background vocals
  • Andy Duncan – drums, percussion
  • Deon Estus, Brad Lang, John McKenzie– bass
  • Luis Jardim, Tony Moroni – percussion
  • Dave Mortimer – shouts
  • Paul Ridgeley – guitar, shouts
  • Chris Craymer, Janusz Guttner – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by George Michael, except where noted.

  1. Bad Boys
  2. A Ray of Sunshine
  3. Love Machine – Pete Moore, Billy Griffin
  4. Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do) – Michael Andrew Ridgeley
  5. Club Tropicana – Michael Andrew Ridgeley
  6. Nothing Looks the Same in the Light
  7. Come On
  8. Young Guns (Go for It!)
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In June 1982.

In June 1982, “Arista” label released “Eye in the Sky”, the sixth Alan Parsons Project studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Abbey Road Studios”, and was produced by Alan Parsons.

Personnel:

  • Chris Rainbow – lead vocal
  • Lenny Zakatek – lead vocal
  • Dave Terry – lead vocal
  • Eric Woolfson – keyboards, lead vocal
  • Colin Blunstone – lead vocal
  • The English Chorale: choir vocals
  • Alan Parsons: keyboards, Fairlightprogramming, vocals
  • David Paton: acoustic and electric guitars, bass, lead vocal
  • Ian Bairnson: acoustic and electric guitars
  • Mel Collins: saxophone
  • Stuart Elliott: drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson except where noted.

  1. Sirius
  2. Eye in the Sky – Eric Woolfson
  3. Children of the Moon – David Paton
  4. Gemini – Chris Rainbow
  5. Silence and I – Eric Woolfson
  6. You’re Gonna Get Your Fingers Burned – Lenny Zakatek
  7. Psychobabble – Dave Terry
  8. Mammagamma
  9. Step by Step – Lenny Zakatek
  10. Old and Wise – Colin Blunstone

In June 1982.

In June 1982, “Polydor” label released “Animation”, the third Jon Anderson solo album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, and was produced by Jon Anderson, Neil Kernon and Tony Visconti.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Stefano Cerri – electric bass
  • Clem Clempson– guitars
  • Chris Rainbow– vocals
  • Simon Phillips– drums and percussions
  • David Sancious– keyboards
  • John Giblin: bass
  • Morris Pert: percussions
  • Brazil Idiots : brazilian percussions
  • Jack Bruce: bass
  • Dave Lawson: keyboards
  • Ronnie Leahy: keyboards
  • Brother James : percussions
  • Billy Kristian : guitar
  • Blue Weaver: keyboards
  • Ian Wallace: drums
  • Delmay String Quartet : strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Anderson.

  1. Olympia
  2. Animation
  3. Surrender
  4. All in a Matter of Time
  5. Unlearning (The Dividing Line)
  6. Boundaries
  7. Pressure Point
  8. Much Better Reason
  9. All Gods Children

In June 1981.

In June 1981, “Arista” label released “Party”, the sixth Iggy Pop solo studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at Record Plant Studios, New York City, and was produced by Thom Panunzio and Tommy Boyce.

Personnel:

  • Iggy Pop – vocals
  • Ivan Kral– guitar, keyboards
  • Rob Duprey– guitar
  • Michael Page – bass guitar
  • Dougie Bowne – drums
  • Jimmy Whizner – arrangements
  • The Uptown Horns – brass

Track listing:

All tracks by Iggy Pop and Ivan Král, except where noted.

  1. Pleasure
  2. Rock and Roll Party
  3. Eggs on Plate
  4. Sincerity
  5. Houston Is Hot Tonight
  6. Pumpin’ for Jill
  7. Happy Man
  8. Bang Bang
  9. Sea of Love – George Khoury, Phil Phillips
  10. Time Won’t Let Me – Tom King, Chet Kelly

In June 1981.

In June 1981, “T Records” label released “A Product of … ”, the debut Thompson Twins album.  It was recorded in April 1981, and was produced by Dennis Bovell, Mike Howlett, Tom Bailey, Chris Bell, Peter Dodd, Joe Leeway, John Roog and Jane Shorter.

Personnel:

  • Tom Bailey– bass, lead vocals, keyboards, percussion, reeds
  • Chris Bell – drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Peter Dodd – guitar, backing vocals, percussion, saxophone
  • Joe Leeway– congas, backing vocals, percussion
  • John Roog – guitar, backing vocals, percussion
  • Jane Shorter – saxophone, percussion
  • Steve Dewey – engineer, mixing
  • Alan O’Duffy, John Hade, Tom Bailey – mixing
  • Jonathan Phipps – cover art

Track listing:

All the tracks by Tom Bailey, Chris Bell, Peter Dodd, Joe Leeway, John Roog and Jane Shorter, except where noted.

  1. When I See You
  2. Politics
  3. Slave Trade
  4. Could Be Her…Could Be You
  5. Make Believe
  6. Don’t Go Away
  7. The Price
  8. Oumma Aularesso (Animal Laugh) – traditional, arranged by Tom Bailey
  9. Anything Is Good Enough
  10. A Product Of…
  11. Perfect Game
  12. Vendredi Saint – traditiional; arranged by Tom Bailey

 

 

In June 1981.

In July 1981, “A&M” label released “Reflector”, the sixth Pablo Cruise studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Record Plant Studios” in Sausalito, California and “Criteria Studios” in Miami, and was produced by Tom Dowd.

Personnel:

  • David Jenkins – guitars, vocals
  • Steve Price – percussion, drums
  • John Pierce – bass, vocals
  • Cory Lerios – piano, keyboards, vocals
  • Angelo Rossi – guitar, vocals
  • Tom Dowd – engineer
  • Steve Klein – assistant engineer

Track listing:

  1. This Time – Cory Lerios
  2. Cool Love – David Jenkins, Cory Lerios, John Pierce
  3. Don’t Let the Magic Disappear – David Jenkins, Cory Lerios
  4. One More Night – David Jenkins, Cory Lerios, John Pierce
  5. Jenny – David Jenkins, Cory Lerios
  6. Slip Away – David Jenkins, Lutz, John Pierce
  7. That’s When – David Jenkins, Cory Lerios
  8. Inside/Outside – Cory Lerios, John Pierce
  9. Paradise (Let Me Take You Into) – David Jenkins, John Pierce
  10. Drums in the Night – David Jenkins, Cory Lerios

 

In June 1981.

In June 1981, “Go Feet” label released “Wha’ppen?”, the second The Beat album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Roundhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by Bob Sargeant.

Personnel:

  • Dave Wakeling– guitar, vocals, sleeve design
  • Ranking Roger– vocals, sleeve design
  • Andy Cox– guitar, sleeve design
  • David Steele– bass, sleeve design
  • Everett Morton– drums, sleeve design
  • Saxa– saxophone, sleeve design
  • Dave “Blockhead” Wright – keyboards
  • “Have a Go Bobby” Sargeant – marimba
  • Cedric Myton– extra vocals
  • Dick – steel drum
  • Saltin – trumpet
  • Mark Dearnley– engineer
  • Hunt Emerson – sleeve design

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Wakeling, Ranking Roger, Andy Cox, David Steele, Everett Morton and Saxa, except where noted.

  1. Doors of Your Heart – Dave Wakeling, Ranking Roger, Andy Cox, David Steele, Everett Morton, Saxa, Colin Osborne
  2. All Out to Get You
  3. Monkey Murders
  4. I Am Your Flag
  5. French Toast (Soleil Trop Chaud) – Joseph Jefferson
  6. Drowning
  7. Dream Home in NZ
  8. Walk Away
  9. Over and Over
  10. Cheated
  11. Get-a-Job
  12. The Limits We Set