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The Dream Syndicate: The Days of Wine and Roses

On October 28, 1982, “Ruby Records/Slash” labels released “The Days of Wine and Roses”, the second Dream Syndicate (The) album. It was recorded in September 1982, and was produced by Chris D. (Chris Desjardins). American music magazine “Blender” ranked it at number 99 on its list of “100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums Ever”

Personnel:

  • Steve Wynn – vocals, guitar
  • Karl Precoda – guitar
  • Kendra Smith – vocals, bass
  • Dennis Duck – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Wynn except where noted.

  1. Tell Me When It’s Over
  2. Definitely Clean
  3. That’s What You Always Say
  4. Then She Remembers
  5. Halloween – Karl Precoda
  6. When You Smile
  7. Until Lately
  8. Too Little, Too Late
  9. The Days of Wine and Roses

John Martyn: Well Kept Secret

On August 1, 1982, “WEA” label released “Well Kept Secret”, the twelve John Martyn album. It was recorded in 1982, at “RAK Studios” in London, and was produced by Sandy Roberton.

Personnel:

  • John Martyn – vocals, guitar
  • Jim Prime – keyboards
  • Geraint Watkins – keyboards, piano, accordion
  • Pete Wingfield – keyboards
  • Alan Thomson – bass
  • Jeff Allen – drums
  • Andy Duncan – drums
  • Danny Cummings – drums, percussion
  • Mel Collins – saxophone, flute
  • Ronnie Scott – saxophone
  • Martin Drover – trumpet
  • Phil Thornalley – engineer
  • Mike Nocito – recording
  • Bill Smith – cover art
  • Andrew Douglas – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Martyn except where noted.

  1. Could’ve Been Me
  2. You Might Need a Man
  3. Hung Up
  4. Gun Money
  5. Never Let Me Go – Joseph Scott
  6. Love Up
  7. Changes Her Mind
  8. Hiss on the Tape
  9. Back with a Vengeance
  10. Livin’ Alone

Ian Hunter: All of the Good Ones Are Taken

In July 1983, “Columbia” label released “All of the Good Ones Are Taken”, the sixth Ian Hunter studio album. It was recorded 1982 -1983, at “Wizard Sound” in New York City, and was produced by Max Norman and Ian Hunter.

Personnel:

  • Ian Hunter – lead vocals, guitar, piano
  • Mick Ronson – lead guitar
  • Robbie Alter – vocals, guitar
  • Jimmy Ripp – guitars
  • Jeff Bova – keyboards
  • Tommy Mandel – keyboards
  • Bob Mayo – keyboards
  • Mark Clarke – vocals, bass guitar
  • Dan Hartman – bass guitar
  • Hilly Michaels – drums
  • Louis Cortelezzi – alto saxophone
  • Clarence Clemons – tenor saxophone
  • Rory Dodd – backing vocals
  • Eric Troyer – backing vocals
  • Mike Scott – engineer
  • Jon Mathias – remix
  • John Berg, Pietro Alfieri – art direction, design
  • Edie Baskin, Sharon Haskel – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Hunter except where noted.

  1. All of the Good Ones Are Taken (fast version)
  2. Every Step of the Way – Ian Hunter, Mark Clarke
  3. Fun – Ian Hunter, Mark Clarke, Hilly Michaels
  4. Speechless
  5. Death ‘n’ Glory Boys
  6. That Girl is Rock ‘n’ Roll
  7. Somethin’s Goin’ On
  8. Captain Void ‘n’ the Video Jets
  9. Seeing Double
  10. All of the Good Ones Are Taken (slow version)

X: Under the Big Black Sun

In July 1982, “Elektra” label released “Under the Big Black Sun”, the third X studio album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ray Manzarek.

Personnel:

  • John Doe – vocals, bass
  • Exene Cervenka – vocals
  • Billy Zoom – guitar, saxophone, clarinet
  • D.J. Bonebrake – drums, marimba vibes, percussion
  • Ray Manzarek – keyboards
  • Alfred Harris – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks written by John Doe and Exene Cervenka except where noted.

  1. The Hungry Wolf
  2. Motel Room in My Bed
  3. Riding with Mary
  4. Come Back to Me
  5. Under the Big Black Sun
  6. Because I Do
  7. Blue Spark
  8. Dancing with Tears in My Eyes – Al Dubin, Joe Burke
  9. Real Child of Hell
  10. How I (Learned My Lesson)
  11. The Have Nots

Whitehouse: Psychopathia Sexualis

In July 1982, “Come Organisation” label released “Psychopathia Sexualis”, the seventh Whitehouse album. It was recorded in May 1982, and was produced by William Bennett, Peter McKay, and Dave Kenny.

Personnel:

  • William Bennett – vocals, synthesizers

Track listing:

  1. Peter Kürten
  2. Edward Paisnel
  3. Boston Strangler
  4. Peter Sutcliffe
  5. Fritz Haarman
  6. Ian Brady and Myra Hindley
  7. Graham Young
  8. Vulcan Air Attack Mission
  9. Pleazure für Frauen
  10. Live Action 4 (Complete)
  11. Genesis of the New Weapons

The Police: Synchronicity

On June 17, 1983, “A&M” label released “Synchronicity”, the fifth and final Police (The) studio album. It was recorded December 1982 – February 1983, at “Air” in Montserrat, “Le Studio” in Quebec, and was produced by Hugh Padgham, Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland.

Personnel:

  • Sting – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, upright bass, keyboards, drum machine, sequencer, saxophone, oboe
  • Andy Summers – lead and backing vocals, electric guitars, keyboards
  • Stewart Copeland – drums, marimba, percussion, backing vocals
  • Hugh Padgham – engineer
  • Renate Blauel – engineer assistant
  • Robbie Whelan – engineer assistant
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Jeff Ayeroff – art direction, design
  • Norman Moore – art direction, design
  • Duane Michals – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Sting, except where noted.

  1. Synchronicity I
  2. Walking in Your Footsteps
  3. O My God
  4. Mother – Andy Summers
  5. Miss Gradenko – Stewart Copeland
  6. Synchronicity II
  7. Every Breath You Take
  8. King of Pain
  9. Wrapper Around Your Finger
  10. Tea in the Sahara

Herbie Hancock: Lite Me Up

On April 15, 1982, “Columbia” label released “Lite Me Up”, the 28th Herbie Hancock album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “George Massenburg Studio” in Los Angeles,  “El Dorado Studios” in Hollywood, “Garden Rake Studios”, and was produced by Herbie Hancock, Jay Graydon and Narada Michael Walden.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Hancock – vocals, clavinet, keyboards, Minimoog, piano, synthesizer, synthesizer drums, vocoder
  • Steve Lukather, David Williams, Jay Graydon – guitar
  • David Foster – piano
  • Michael Boddicker, Corrado Rustici, Frank Martin – synthesizer
  • Louis Johnson, Randy Jackson, Abraham Laboriel, Sr. – bass
  • Narada Michael Walden, Jeff Porcaro, John “J.R.” Robinson – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Gary Herbig – saxophone, woodwind
  • Jerry Hey – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Chuck Findley – trombone, trumpet
  • William Frank “Bill” Reichenbach, Jr. – trombone
  • Wayne Anthony – lead vocals
  • Patrice Rushen – vocals, vocoder
  • Patti Austin, Paulette Williams, Jim Gilstrap, Venette Gloud, Linda Lawrence, John Lehman, Richard Page – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Lite Me Up! – Rod Temperton
  2. The Bomb – Herbie Hancock, Rod Temperton
  3. Gettin’ to the Good Part – Herbie Hancock, Rod Temperton
  4. Paradise – Bill Champlin, David Foster, Jay Graydon, Herbie Hancock
  5. Can’t Hide Your Love – Jeffrey Cohen, Herbie Hancock, Narada Michael Walden
  6. The Fun Tracks – Rod Temperton
  7. Motor Mouth – Rod Temperton
  8. Give It All Your Heart – Herbie Hancock, Rod Temperton

Ethel Nagy Gabriel

On March 23, 2021, Ethel Nagy Gabriel died aged 99. She was music producer and record executive, known as the first female producer in the music industry. She produced more than 2500 albums, winner of “Grammy Award” in 1982, produced six Grammy winning albums, and “15 RIAA Certified Gold Records” hits. Among the others, Gabriel worked with Henry Mancini, Elvis Presley, Al Hirt, Roger Whittaker, Neil Sedaka, Eddie Fisher, Paul Anka, Dolly Parton and Perry Como.

Weather Report: Procession

In February 1983, “Columbia” label released “Procession”, the eleventh Weather Report album. It was recorded in 1982, and was produced by Josef Zawinul and Wayne Shorter.

Personnel:

  • Josef Zawinul – keyboards
  • Wayne Shorter – soprano and tenor saxophones
  • Victor Bailey – bass
  • Omar Hakim – vocals, drums, guitar
  • José Rossy – percussion, concertina
  • The Manhattan Transfer – vocals
  • Neil Dorfsman, Tom Fouce, Mitch Gibson, Tom Miller – engineer
  • John Lykes – cover artwork
  • Bruce Talamon – photography

Track listing:

  1. Procession – Josef Zawinul
  2. Plaza Real – Wayne Shorter
  3. Two Lines – Josef Zawinul
  4. Where the Moon Goes – lyrics by Nan O’Byrne and Josef Zawinul, music by Josef Zawinul
  5. The Well – Wayne Shorter, Joseph Zawinul
  6. Molasses Run – Omar Hakim

Dusty Springfield: White Heat

In December 1982, “Casablanca” label released “White Heat”, the twelfth Dusty Springfield studio album. It was recorded November 1981 – June 1982, at “Conway Recording Studios”, “Kendun Recorders” and “Group IV Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Howard Steele, Dusty Springfield and Andre Sischer.

Personnel:

  • Dusty Springfield – lead and background vocals
  • George Nauful – guitar
  • David Plehn – guitar
  • Jean Roussel – synthesizer, piano
  • Robbie Buchanan – piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano
  • Tommy Faragher – synthesizer, percussion, background vocals, Wurlitzer electric piano, Casio
  • Nicky Hopkins – piano
  • James Newton Howard – Prophet-5 synthesizer, string arrangements
  • Caleb Quaye – synthesizer, bass, guitar, Wurlitzer electric piano, Minimoog
  • Kevan Staples – clarinet, guitar, Minimoog
  • Steve Sykes – guitar, Wurlitzer electric piano, Minimoog
  • Nathan East – bass guitar
  • Davey Faragher – bass
  • Marlo Henderson – bass
  • Mark Leonard – bass
  • Kenny Lee Lewis – bass
  • André Fischer – drums
  • Casey Scheuerell – drums
  • Linn Drums – drums
  • Steve Zaretsky – percussion
  • Max Gronenthal – backing vocals
  • Eddy Keating – backing vocals
  • John Townsend – backing vocals
  • Danny Ironstone – backing vocals
  • Barbara Busa Cilla – backing vocals
  • Nick DeCaro – arranger, conductor
  • Howard Steele – engineer, mixing
  • Steve Zaretsky – engineer assistant
  • Lindy Griffin – engineer assistant
  • Philip Moores – engineer assistant
  • Karen Chamberlain – engineer assistant
  • Les D. Cooper – engineer assistant
  • Debra Courier – production assistant
  • Jackie Krost – executive producer
  • Glen Christensen – art direction
  • Mac James – paintings
  • Bret Lopez – photography

Track listing:

  1. Donnez Moi – Jean-Alain Roussel, Paul Northfield, Luc Plamondon, Christiane Robichaud
  2. I Don’t Think We Could Ever Be Friends – Jean-Alain Roussel, Sting
  3. Blind Sheep – Daniel Ironstone, Tommy Faragher, Dusty Springfield, Mary Unobsky
  4. Don’t Call It Love – Dean Pitchford, Tom Snow
  5. Time and Time Again – Paul Buchanan, Jay Gruska
  6. I Am Curious – Carole Pope, Kevan Staples
  7. Sooner or Later – Tommy Faragher, Daniel Ironstone
  8. Losing You (Just a Memory) – Elvis Costello
  9. Gotta Get Used to You – Jean-Alain Roussel
  10. Soft Core – Carole Pope, Kevan Staples