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In August 1984.

In August 1984, “Lamborghini Records” label released “Till We Have Faces”, the eighth Steve Hackett album. It was recorded 1983 – 1984, and was produced by Steve Hackett.

Personnel:

  • Steve Hackett – vocals, guitars, guitar synth, koto, rainstick, Etruscan guitar, marimba, percussion, harmonica
  • Nick Magnus – keyboards, percussion, drum programming
  • Fernando Moura – Rhodes piano
  • Clive Stevens – wind synthesizer
  • Ronaldo Diamante – bass
  • Rui Mota – drums
  • Sérgio Lima – drums
  • Ian Mosley – drums, percussion
  • Waldemar Falcão – flute, percussion
  • The Brazilian Percussionists – Sidinho Moreira, Junior Homrich, Jaburu, Peninha, Zizinho, Baca
  • Kim Poor – Japanese voice

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Hackett, except where noted.

  1. Duel
  2. Matilda Smith-Williams Home for the Aged – Steve Hackett, Nick Magnus
  3. Let Me Count the Ways
  4. A Doll That’s Made in Japan
  5. Myopia – Steve Hackett, Nick Magnus
  6. What’s My Name – Steve Hackett, Nick Magnus
  7. The Rio Connection
  8. Taking the Easy Way Out
  9. When You Wish Upon a Star – Ned Washington, Leigh Harline

In July 1983.

In July 1983, “Chrysalis” label released “Back It Up”, the eight Robin Trower album. It was recorded in 1983, at “Wessex Studios” in London, and was produced by Robin Trower.

Personnel:

  • Robin Trower – guitar
  • James Dewar – vocals, bass
  • Dave Bronze – bass
  • Alan Clarke – drums
  • Bob Clouter – drums
  • Jon Walls – recording, mixing

Track listing:

  1. Back It Up – Robin Trower, Reg Webb
  2. River – Robin Trower, James Dewar
  3. Black to Red – Robin Trower
  4. Benny Dancer – Robin Trower, James Dewar
  5. Time Is Short – Robin Trower
  6. Islands – Robin Trower
  7. None But the Brave – Robin Trower, Keith Reid
  8. Captain Midnight – Robin Trower, James Dewar
  9. Settling the Score – Robin Trower, Keith Reid

On July 14, 1983.

On July 14, 1983, “Arista” label released “Get It Right”, the twenty-ninth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Luther Vandross.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead and backing vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Doc Powell – guitar
  • Georg Wadenius – guitar
  • Teddy F. White – guitar
  • Nat Adderley Jr. – keyboards, rhythm arrangements
  • Marcus Miller – synthesizers, bass guitar, rhythm arrangements
  • Yogi Horton – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion, congas, bongos
  • Steve Kroon – congas, triangle
  • Dave Friedman – vibraphone
  • David Carey – timpani
  • George Young – soprano saxophone
  • Alan Rubin, George Young, Gregory Williams, Jim Pugh, John Clark, Jon Faddis, Lew Soloff, Lou Marini, Peter Gordon, Ronnie Cuber, Tom Malone – horns
  • Alfred Brown, Barry Finclair, Elena Barere, Emanuel Vardi, Guy Lumia, Harold Kohon, Harry Zaratzian, Homer Mensch, Jan Mullen, Jean R. Dane, Jesse Levy, John Beal, John Pintavalle, Jonathan Abramowitz, Joseph Rabushka, Judy Geist, Julien Barber, Kathryn Kienke, Kermit Moore, Lamar Alsop, Lewis Eley, Margaret Ross, Marilyn Wright, Regis Landiorio, Richard Sortomme, Richard Young, Sanford Allen, Sue Pray, Winterton Garvey – strings
  • Rob Mounsey – string arrangements, horn arrangements
  • Paul Riser – string and horn arrangements
  • Luther Vandross – vocal arrangements, backing vocals
  • Michael Love Smith – vocal arrangements, backing vocals
  • Brenda White – backing vocals
  • Fonzi Thornton – backing vocals
  • Michelle Cobbs – backing vocals
  • Phillip Ballou – backing vocals
  • Tawatha Agee – backing vocals
  • Yvonne Lewis – backing vocals
  • Cissy Houston – backing vocals
  • Darlene Love – backing vocals
  • Paulette McWilliams – backing vocals
  • Brenda Corbett – backing vocals
  • Margaret Branch – backing vocals
  • Sandra Richardson – backing vocals
  • Aaron T. Smith – backing vocals
  • Danny Dedusual Smith – backing vocals
  • Myrna Smith – backing vocals
  • Don Cuminale – engineer
  • Paul Brocek, Michael Christopher – additional engineering, engineer assistant
  • Mark Cobrin – engineer assistant
  • Michael H. Brauer – mixing
  • Donn Davenport – art direction
  • Howard Fritzson – design

Track listing:

All tracks written by Luther Vandross and Marcus Miller, except where noted.

  1. Get It Right
  2. Pretender
  3. Every Girl (Wants My Guy)
  4. When You Love Me Like That
  5. I Wish It Would Rain – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield, Roger Penzabene
  6. Better Friends Than Lovers – Michael Lovesmith
  7. I Got Your Love – Luther Vandross
  8. Giving In – Clarence Franklin

In july 1983.

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)

On June 19, 1984.

On June 19, 1984, “ZTT Records” label released “Who’s Afraid of the Art of Noise?”, the debut Art of Noise studio album. It was recorded in February 1983 – April 1984, and was produced by Trevor Horn, Gary Langan, Paul Morley, Anne Dudley and J.J. Jeczalik.

Personnel:

  • Trevor Horn – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, drum machine
  • Anne Dudley – keyboards, arrangements
  • J. J. Jeczalik – synthesizer, programming
  • Gary Langan – keyboards, synthesizer, engineer, mixing
  • Paul Morley
  •  XL, ZTT – art direction
  • A.J. Barratt – photography
  • Anton Corbijn – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Trevor Horn, Gary Langan, Paul Morley, Anne Dudley and J.J. Jeczalik.

  1. A Time for Fear (Who’s Afraid)
  2. Beat Box (Diversion One)
  3. Snapshot
  4. Close (To the Edit)
  5. Who’s Afraid (of the Art of Noise)
  6. Moments in Love
  7. Memento
  8. How to Kill
  9. Realisation

On June 17, 1983.

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

In April 1984.

In April 1984, “SST” label released “Meat Puppets II”, the second Meat Puppets (The) studio album. It was recorded April – May 1983, at “Total Access” in Redondo Beach, California.

Personnel:

  • Curt Kirkwood – vocals, guitar, artwork
  • Cris Kirkwood – vocals, bass
  • Derrick Bostrom – drums
  • Spot – engineer
  • Neal Holliday – cover artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Curt Kirkwood, except where noted.

  1. Split Myself in Two
  2. Magic Toy Missing
  3. Lost
  4. Plateau
  5. Aurora Borealis
  6. We’re Here
  7. Climbing
  8. New Gods
  9. Oh, Me
  10. Lake of Fire
  11. I’m a Mindless Idiot
  12. The Whistling Song

In February 1984.

In February 1984, “Harvest” label released “The Sentinel”, the debut Pallas studio album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Eddy Offord.

Personnel:

  • Euan Lowson – lead and backing vocals
  • Niall Mathewson – lead guitar, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Ronnie Brown – piano, synthesizers, backing vocals
  • Graeme Murray – bass guitar, guitars, backing vocals
  • Derek Forman – drums, percussion
  • Patrick Woodroffe – cover artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Ronnie Brown, Derek Forman, Euan Lowson, Niall Mathewson, and Graeme Murray

  1. Eyes in the Night (Arrive Alive)
  2. Cut and Run
  3. Rise and Fall
  4. Shock Treatment
  5. Ark of Infinity
  6. Atlantis

In January 1984.

In January 1984, “RCA” label released “Lady of the Stars”, the seventeenth Donovan studio album. It was recorded in 1983, at “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bruce Robb, Dee Robband and Jerry Wexler.

Personnel:

  • Donovan – vocals, guitar
  • Pete Carr – guitar 
  • Richie Zito – guitar
  • Dave Mason – guitar 
  • John Sebastian – autoharp
  • Barry Beckett, Bill Payne, William “Smitty” Smith, Jai Winding, Bruce Robb – keyboards
  • Bob Glaub, Leland Sklar, Wilton Felder, Jim Strauss – bass guitar
  • Rayford Griffin, James Gadson, Mike “Reedo” Reed – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Jim Horn – wind instruments
  • Graham Nash – backing vocals
  • Bonnie Bramlett – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch.

  1. Lady of the Stars
  2. I Love You Baby
  3. Bye, Bye Girl
  4. Every Reason
  5. Season of the Witch
  6. Boy for Every Girl
  7. Local Boy Chops Wood
  8. Sunshine Superman
  9. Living for the Love Light
  10. Till I See You Again

In November 1983.

In 1983, “SST” label released “Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat”, the fourth Minuteman EP. It was recorded January – May 1983, and was produced by Ethan James and Spot.

Personnel:

  • D. Boon – vocals, guitar
  • Mike Watt – vocal, bass
  • George Hurley – drums, trumpet, recorder, backing vocals
  • Crane – trumpet, recorder, backing vocals
  • Dirk Vandenberg – drums
  • Mary Cooper – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Watt, except where noted.

  1. Self-Referenced
  2. Cut
  3. Dream Told by Moto
  4. Dreams Are Free, Motherfucker! – D. Boon, Mike Watt, George Hurley, Crane
  5. The Toe Jam – Mary Cooper, Dirk Vandenberg, Crane, George Hurley, D. Boon, Mike Watt
  6. I Felt Like a Gringo
  7. The Product – D. Boon
  8. Little Man with a Gun in His Hand – Dukowski, D. Boon