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On March 23, 1983.

On March 23, 1983, “Phillips” label released “Passion, Grace & Fire”, the second John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola and Paco de Lucía album. It was recorded September – October 1982, at “Marcus Music” in London, and was produced by John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola and Paco de Lucía.

Personnel:

  • John McLaughlin- nylon-string guitar.
  • Al Di Meola- Ovation steel-string acoustic guitar.
  • Paco de Lucía- nylon-string guitar.
  • Marco Utano, Dennis MacKay, Brian Davies, Femi Jiya, Caryl Wheeler, Francis Manzella – engineer
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Andrew Ellis, Rob Brimson – photography

Track listing:

  1. Aspan – John McLaughlin
  2. Orient Blue Suite – Al Di Meola
    • Part I
    • Part II
    • Part III
  3. Chiquito – Paco de Lucía
  4. Sichia – Paco de Lucía
  5. David – John McLaughlin
  6. Passion, Grace & Fire – Al Di Meola
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On March 11, 1983.

On March 11, 1983, “Mirage Music” label released “Adventures in the Land of the Good Groove”, the first Nile Rodgers solo album. It was recorded in 1983, at “The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Nile Rodgers.

Personnel:

  • Nile Rodgers– lead and backing vocals, drums, guitar, keyboards
  • Sarah Dash– lead vocals
  • Carmine Rojas, Curtis King, David Spinner, Eddie Martinez, Fonzi Thornton, Frank Simms, George Simms, John Wright, Kenny Williams, Phillip Balou, Rachel Sweet– backing vocals
  • Bernard Edwards– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Tony Thompson– drums, backing vocals
  • Jeremy Steele – guitar
  • Raymond Jones – piano, keyboards
  • Rob Sabino– keyboards
  • Jason Corsaro – sound engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Nile Rodgers.

  1. The Land of the Good Groove
  2. Yum-Yum
  3. Beet
  4. Get Her Crazy
  5. It’s All In Your Hands
  6. Rock Bottom
  7. My Love Song fort You
  8. Most Down

 

On February 28, 1983.

On February 28, 1983, “A&M” label released “The Key”, the eighth Joan Armatrading studio album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Townhouse Studios” in Shepherd’s Bush, London, “Polar Studios” in Stockholm and in New York City, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite and Val Garay.

Personnel:

  • Joan Armatrading – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano
  • Adrian Belew– electric guitar
  • Daryl Stuermer– electric guitar
  • Gary Sanford – electric guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Larry Fast– synthesiser
  • Jerry Marotta– drums
  • Stewart Copeland– drums
  • Julian Diggle – percussion
  • Mel Collins– saxophone
  • Annie Whitehead– trombone
  • Guy Barker– trumpet
  • Dean Klevatt – piano
  • Jeremy Meek – vocal, bass
  • Craig Hull – electric guitar
  • Tim Pierce– electric guitar
  • Bryan Garofalo – bass guitar
  • Craig Krampf– drums
  • Steve “Goldie” Goldstein – keyboards
  • L. Benoit – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Joan Armatrading.

  1. (I Love It When You) Call Me Names
  2. Foolish Pride
  3. Drop the Pilot
  4. The Key
  5. Everybody Gotta Know
  6. Tell Tale
  7. What Do Boys Dream
  8. The Game of Love
  9. The Dealer
  10. Bad Habits
  11. I Love My Baby

 

On January 27, 1984.

On January 27, 1984, “Polydor” label released “4,000 Weeks’ Holiday”, album by Ian Dury & The Music Students. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Adam Kidron.

Personnel:

  • Ian Dury– vocals (credited by the pseudonym ‘D. Poundcake’)
  • Michael McEvoy;– bass, keyboards, synthesizers, brass arranger
  • Merlin Rhys-Jones – guitar
  • Tag Lamche – drums
  • Ray Cooper– percussion
  • Jamie Talbot– saxophones
  • Steve Sidwell– trumpet, clarinet
  • Neil Sidwell – trombone
  • Geoff Castle – synthesisers
  • Chaz Jankel– lead guitar
  • Ed Speight – lead guitar
  • Chris Taylor – drums
  • Rico Rodriguez– trombone
  • Davey Payne– saxophones
  • Jackie Challenor, Lorenza Johnson, Mae McKenna, Humphrey Dorsett, Andy Fairweather-Low- backing vocals
  • Alan Douglas – engineer
  • Keith Nixon – assistant engineer
  • Barney Bubbles- design

Track listing:

  1. (You’re My) Inspiration – Ian Dury, Michael McEvoy
  2. Friends – Ian Dury, Russell Hardy
  3. Tell Your Daddy – Ian Dury, Roderick Melvin
  4. Peter the Painter – Ian Dury, Michael McEvoy
  5. Ban the Bomb – Ian Dury, Russell Hardy
  6. Percy the Poet – Ian Dury, Michael McEvoy
  7. Very Personal – Ian Dury, Russell Hardy
  8. Take Me To The Cleaners – Ian Dury, Michael McEvoy
  9. The Man With No Face – Ian Dury, Russell Hardy
  10. Really Glad You Came – Ian Dury, Michael McEvoy

In November 1983.

On November 30, 1983, “Epitaph” label released “Into the Unknown” the second Bad Religion album. It was recorded in 1983, at “Perspective Sound” in Sun Valley, California, and was produced by Greg Graffin and Brett Gurewitz.

Personnel:

  • Greg Graffin- vocals, synthesizer, piano, acoustic guitar
  • Brett Gurewitz- electric guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Paul Dedona- bass guitar
  • Davy Goldman- drums
  • Jim Mankey- engineering

 Track listing:

  1. It’s Only Over When…- Greg Graffin
  2. Chasing the Wild Goose – Brett Gurewitz
  3. Billy Gnosis – Brett Gurewitz
  4. Time and Disregard – Greg Graffin
  • Part I
  • Part II
  • Part III
  • Part IV
  1. The Dichotomy – Brett Gurewitz
  2. Million Days – Greg Graffin
  3. Losing Generation – Greg Graffin
  4. …You Give Up – Greg Graffin

 

In November 1984.

In November 1984, “Epic” label released “Aural Sculpture”, the eighth Stranglers album. It was recorded 1983 – 1984, at “ICP Recording Studios” in Brussels, and was produced by Laurie Latham, Hugh Cornwell, Jean-Jacques Burnel,  Dave Greenfield and Jet Black.

Personnel:

  • Hugh Cornwell- vocals, guitar
  • Jean-Jacques Burnel– vocals, bass
  • Dave Greenfield– keyboards
  • Jet Black– percussion
  • Tim Whitehead – saxophone
  • Paul Spong – trumpet
  • Paul Nieman – trombone
  • Carmen Franco – vocals
  • George Chandler, Jimmy Chambers, Tony Jackson – backing vocals
  • Christian “Djoum” Ramon, Erwin Autrique – additional engineering
  • Simon Cantwell – art direction
  • John King – artwork (ear sculpture)
  • John Kisch – front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Hugh Cornwell, Jean-Jacques Burnel,  Dave Greenfield and Jet Black.

  1. Ice Queen
  2. Skin Deep
  3. Let Me Down Easy
  4. No Mercy
  5. North Winds
  6. Uptown
  7. Punch & Judy
  8. Spain
  9. Laughing
  10. Souls
  11. Mad Hatter

 

 

On November 14, 1983.

On November 14, 1983, “Atlantic” label released “Believer”, the seventh Chic studio album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Nile Rodgers- lead vocals, rap, guitar
  • Bernard Edwards- vocals, bass guitar
  • Tony Thompson- drums
  • Alfa Anderson – lead vocals
  • Luci Martin – lead vocals
  • Brenda White, Fonzi Thornton, Curtis King – vocals
  • Rob Sabino- keyboards
  • Jason Corsaro – sound engineer
  • Lynn Dreese Breslin – art direction
  • Pater Sato- illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers.

  1. Believer
  2. You Are Beautiful
  3. Take a Closer Look
  4. Give Me the Lovin’
  5. Show Me Your Light
  6. You Got Some Love For Me
  7. In Love With Music
  8. Party Everybody