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On January 7, 1985.

On January 7, 1985, “Warner Bros” label released “20/20”, the 22nd George Benson studio album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Amigo Studios”, “Devonshire Sound Studios”, “Bill Schnee Studios” in Hollywood, “Atlantic Studios”, “A&R Recording”, “Automated Sound Studios”, “Rosebud Recording”, “The Hit Factory”, “the Review Room”, “Avatar Studios”, “Sigma Sound Studios” in New York City, “Grand Slam Studios” in New Jersey, “House of Music” in Orange, NJ, “Bossa Nova Hotel”, “Village Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Russ Titelman, Michael Masser, Daniel Sembello and Michael Sembello.

Personnel:

  • George Benson – lead and harmony vocals, guitar
  • Michael Sembello – guitars, drum programming, backing vocals
  • Dann Huff – guitar
  • Paul Jackson, Jr. – guitar
  • Cecil Womack – guitar, backing vocals
  • David Williams – rhythm guitar
  • Freddie Green – rhythm guitar
  • Joe Sample – acoustic piano
  • Wells Christie – Synclavier programming
  • Randy Waldman – keyboards, synthesizers, arrangements
  • James Newton Howard – acoustic piano, synthesizers, string arrangements
  • Clifford Carter – keyboards, synthesizers, drum programming
  • Rob Mounsey – Synclavier, vocoder, synthesizer bass
  • Richard Tee – Fender Rhodes, synthesizer bass
  • Daniel Sembello – DX7 Rhodes, synthesizer bass, synthesizers, drum programming, ride cymbal
  • Robbie Buchanan – keyboards, synthesizer programming, arrangements
  • Randy Goodrum – synthesizer programming, Oberheim DMX, Oberheim DSX sequencer
  • Barnaby Finch – DX7 Rhodes
  • Dave Grusin – string synthesizer, flute
  • Neil Larsen – synthesizers
  • Randy Kerber – keyboards
  • Marcus Miller – bass
  • Nathan East – bass
  • Earl May – bass
  • Anthony Jackson – bass
  • Neil Stubenhaus – bass
  • Clif Magness – drum programming, track arrangements
  • Russ Titelman – drum programming
  • Steve Ferrone – additional drums
  • Dave Weckl – additional drums, additional cymbals
  • Bryan Lee Janszen – Simmons drum programming
  • Carlos Vega – drums
  • John Robinson – drums
  • Steve Kipner – Oberheim DMX, Oberheim DSX sequencer
  • Rick Shlosser – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – finger cymbals
  • Ralph MacDonald – triangle, percussion
  • Gary Herbig – saxophone
  • Kim Hutchcroft – saxophone
  • Frank Wess – alto saxophone
  • Charles Williams – alto saxophone
  • Robert Eldridge – baritone saxophone
  • George Coleman – tenor saxophone
  • Jimmy Heath – tenor saxophone
  • Robin Eubanks – trombone
  • Slide Hampton – trombone
  • Benny Powell – trombone
  • Dave Taylor – trombone
  • Gary Grant – trumpet
  • Jerry Hey – trumpet, horn arrangements
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet
  • Earl Gardner – trumpet
  • Joe Newman – trumpet
  • Lew Soloff – trumpet
  • Felix Vega – trumpet
  • George Young – flute
  • Frank Foster – horn arrangements, conductor
  • Ralph Burns – string arrangements, conductor
  • Michael Masser – rhythm track arrangements
  • Gene Page – rhythm track and string arrangements
  • Roberta Flack – lead vocals
  • Patti Austin – backing and harmony vocals
  • Gordon Grody – backing vocals
  • Lani Groves – backing vocals
  • Richard Marx – backing vocals
  • Deborah Thomas – backing vocals
  • James Taylor – backing and harmony vocals
  • Linda Womack – backing vocals
  • David Cochrane – backing vocals
  • Darryl Phinnessee – backing vocals
  • Russ Titelman – executive producer
  • Mary Melia – production coordinator
  • Jim Boyer, Lee Herschberg, Gary Ladinsky, Michael Mancini, Elliot Scheiner, Russell Schmitt, Thom Wilson – engineer
  • Dick Bogart, Kendal Brown, Dean Burt, John Convertino, Jim Gallagher, Josiah Gluck, Cliff Hodson, John Rollo, Nicholas Spigel – additional engineering
  • Michael Abbott, Mike Allaire, Nelson Ayers, Mike Birnholz, Paul Brown, Ollie Cotton, Nick Delre, Paul Higgins, Steve Hirsch, Cliff Jones, Barbara Ivone, Leslie Klein, Robin Laine, Bruce Lampcov, James Nichols, Bobby Warner, Jay Willis – engineer assistant
  • Jim Boyer, Ed Rak, Elliot Scheiner, Russ Titelman – mixing
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Simon Levy – art direction
  • Kav DeLuxe – design
  • Richard Bomersheim – photography

Track listing:

  1. No One Emotion – Cliff Magness, Mark Mueller, Tom Keane
  2. Please Don’t Walk Away – James Newton Howard, Steve Lukather
  3. I Just Wanna Hang Around You – Chuz Sembello, Daniel Sembello, Jon Sembello, Michael Sembello
  4. Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You – Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin
  5. Beyond the Sea (la Mer) – Charles Trenet, Jack Lawrence
  6. 20/20 – Randy Goodrum, Steve Kipner
  7. New Day – Cecil Womack, Linda Womack
  8. Hold Me – Michael Sembello, Daniel Sembello
  9. Stand Up – Neil Larsen
  10. You Are the Love of My Love – Linda Creed, Michael Masser

On December 18, 1984.

On December 18, 1984, “Columbia” label released “Hot House Flowers”, the third Wynton Marsalis album. It was recorded in May 1984, at “RCA Studio A” in New York City, and was produced by George Butler and Steven Epstein. The album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Jazz Instrumental Performance Soloist” in 1985.

Personnel:

  • Wynton Marsalis – trumpet
  • Branford Marsalis – soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Kent Jordan – alto flute
  • Paul McCandless – oboe, English horn
  • Andrew Schwartz – bassoon
  • Peter Gordon – French horn
  • Tony Price – tuba
  • Kenny Kirkland – piano
  • Ron Carter – double bass
  • Jeff “Tain” Watts – drums
  • Charles Libove (concertmaster), Ingrid Arden, Peter Dimitriades, Gayle Dixon, Guillermo Figueroa, Winterton Garvey, Harry Glickman, Regis Iandiorio, Ray Kunicki, Patmore Lewis, Diane Monroe, Louann Montesi – violin
  • Al Brown, Theodore Israel, Mitsue Takayama, Harry Zaratzian – viola
  • Seymour Barab, Richard Locker, Alvin McCall, Frederick Zlotkin – cello
  • Bob Freedman – arranger, orchestrator, conductor

Track listing:

  1. Stardust – Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish
  2. Lazy Afternoon – Jerome Moross, John Latouche
  3. For All We Know – John Frederick Coots, Sam M. Lewis
  4. When You Wish upon a Star – Ned Washington, Leigh Harline
  5. Django – John Lewis
  6. Melancholia – Duke Ellington
  7. Hot House Flowers – Wynton Marsalis
  8. I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You) – Al J. Neiburg, Doc Daugherty, Ellis Reynolds

On November 30, 1984.

On November 30, 1984, “HME” label released “Black Cars”, the eighth Gino Vannelli album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Larkfield Recording Studio”, “Westwind Studio”, and was produced by Gino Vannelli, Joe Vannelli and Ross Vannelli.

Personnel:

  • Gino Vannelli – lead and backing vocals, drums, drum programming, percussion, arranger, engineer
  • Mike Miller – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Joe Vannelli – synthesizers, synth bass, acoustic and electric piano, drum programming, arranger, engineer
  • Ross Vannelli – bass guitar, drum programming, percussion, backing vocals, arranger, engineer
  • Jimmy Haslip – bass guitar
  • David Garibaldi – drums
  • Mark Craney – drums
  • John Messerschmidt – backing vocals
  • Lori Lieberman – backing vocals
  • Ron Capone – engineer
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Michael Hodgson – art direction, design
  • Moshea Brakha – photography
  • Shirley Klein – album coordinator

Track listing:

All tracks by Gino Vannelli, except where noted.

  1. Black Cars – Gino Vannelli, Roy Freeland
  2. The Other Man – Gino Vannelli, Roy Freeland
  3. It’s Over – Gino Vannelli, Ross Vannelli, Roy Freeland
  4. Here She Comes
  5. Hurts To Be in Love
  6. Total Stranger – Gino Vannelli, Roy Freeland, Bill LaBounty
  7. Just a Motion Away – Gino Vannelli, Ross Vannelli
  8. Imagination
  9. How Much

In November 1985.

In November 1985, “Arista” label released “Stereotomy”, the ninth Alan Parsons Project (The) studio album. It was recorded October 1984 – August 1985, at “Mayfair Studios” in London, and was produced by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.

Personnel:

  • Eric Woolfson – vocals, pianos, keyboards
  • Alan Parsons – additional keyboards
  • Ian Bairnson – guitars
  • David Paton – bass
  • Stuart Elliott – drums, percussion
  • Richard Cottle – synths, saxophones
  • John Miles, Chris Rainbow, Gary Brooker, Graham Dye, Steven Dye, Eric Woolfson
  • Christoffer Warren-Green – leader of The Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Andrew Powell – orchestra arranged and conducted

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.

  1. Stereotomy
  2. Beaujolais
  3. Urbania
  4. Limelight
  5. In the Real World
  6. Where’s the Walrus?
  7. Light of the World
  8. Chinese Whispers
  9. Stereotomy Two

On November 20, 1984.

On November 20, 1984, “ECM” label released “Night”, the eleventh John Abercrombie album. It was recorded in April 1984, at “The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • John Abercrombie – guitar
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
  • Jan Hammer – keyboards
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Abercrombie except where noted.

  1. Ethereggae – Jan Hammer
  2. Night
  3. 3 East
  4. Look Around
  5. Believe You Me
  6. Four On One

On September 12, 1984.

On September 12, 1984, “Bearsville” label released “Like This”, the third dB’s (The) studio album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Bearsville Studios” in Bearsville, New York, and was produced by Chris Butler, Peter Holsapple, Gene Holder and Will Rigby.

Personnel:

  • Peter Holsapple – vocals, guitar
  • Gene Holder – bass guitar
  • Will Rigby – drums
  • Mark Tomeo – pedal steel guitar
  • Patrick Irwin – keyboards
  • Rick Wagner – keyboards
  • Phil Marino – design, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Holsapple

  1. Love Is for Lovers
  2. She Got Soul
  3. Spitting in the Wind
  4. Lonely Is (As Lonely Does)
  5. Not Cool
  6. Amplifier
  7. A Spy in the House of Love
  8. Rendezvous
  9. New Gun in Town
  10. On the Battlefront
  11. White Train

In August 1985.

In August 1985, “Columbia” label released “The Rose of England”, the sixth Nick Lowe album. It was recorded 1984 – 1985, at “Eden Studios” in Acton, “Boathouse Studios” in Twickenham, London, and was produced by Nick Lowe, Colin Fairley and Huey Lewis.

Personnel:

  • Nick Lowe – vocals, bass, guitar
  • Martin Belmont – guitar
  • Paul Carrack – organ, bass, piano, backing vocals
  • Bobby Irwin – drums, backing vocals
  • Andrew Bodnar – bass
  • Nick Pentelow – tenor saxophone
  • Huey Lewis – harmonica, backing vocals
  • Mario Cipollina – bass
  • Johnny Colla – guitar, saxophone, backing vocals
  • Bill Gibson – drums, backing vocals
  • Chris Hayes – guitar, backing vocals
  • Sean Hopper – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Chris “Boothill” Thompson – banjo

Track klisting:

All tracks by Nick Lowe except where noted.

  1. Darlin’ Angel Eyes
  2. She Don’t Love Nobody – John Hiatt
  3. 7 Nights to Rock – Henry Glover, Louis Innis, Buck Trail
  4. Long Walk Back – Nick Lowe, Martin Belmont, Paul Carrack, Bobby Irwin
  5. The Rose of England
  6. Lucky Dog
  7. I Knew the Bride (When She Used to Rock & Roll)
  8. Indoor Fireworks – Elvis Costello
  9. (Hope to God) I’m Right
  10. I Can Be the One You Love
  11. Everyone – Gary Rue
  12. Bo Bo Skediddle – Webb Pierce, Wayne Walker

in august 1984.

In August 1984, “Jive” label released “The Story of a Young Heart”, the third A Flock of Seagulls album. It was recorded 1983 – 1984, at “Ridge Farm Studio” in Rusper, West Sussex, UK, and was produced by Steve Lovell.

Personnel:

  • Mike Score – lead vocals, keyboards, guitar
  • Paul Reynolds – lead guitar
  • Frank Maudsley – bass guitar
  • Ali Score – drums
  • John Reid – bass
  • Chris Porter – engineer
  • Steve Lipson – engineer
  • Phil Vinal – engineer
  • Sven Taits, Alister Bullock – engineer assistants
  • Pete Watson – art direction
  • Eric Watson – photography
  • Daniel Thistlethwaite – photography
  • Ali Score, Weed – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Score, Ali Score, Frank Maudsley and Paul Reynolds.

  1. The Story of a Young Heart
  2. Never Again (The Dancer)
  3. The More You Live, the More You Love
  4. European (I Wish I Was)
  5. Remember David
  6. Over My Head
  7. Heart of Steel
  8. The End
  9. Suicide Day

On July 26, 1984.

On July 26, 1984, “Arista:” label released “In the Heat of the Night”, the second Jeff Lorber studio album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Syncrosound” in Boston, Massachusetts, “Indigo Ranch Studios” in Malibu, California, and was produced by Jeff Lorber and Maurice Starr.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lorber – lead and backing vocals, keyboards, guitar, drum programming, arrangements
  • Maurice Starr – lead and backing vocals, keyboards, guitar, drum programming
  • Marlon McClain – guitar
  • Lee Ritenour – rhythm guitar
  • Nathan East – vocals, bass
  • John Robinson – cymbal, drums
  • Jimmy Johnson – congas
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Ronnie Laws – saxophone solo
  • Phillip Ingram – lead vocals
  • Alex Ligertwood – lead vocals
  • Steve George – backing vocals
  • David Page – backing vocals
  • Richard Page – backing vocals
  • Robert Abel – executive producer
  • Phil Greene – recording, mixing
  • Chris Brunt – recording, mixing
  • Joe Moody – second engineer
  • Ben Ing – second engineer
  • Ria Lewerke – art direction
  • Randy Roberts – creative director, design
  • Aaron Rapoport – back cover photography

Track listing:

  1. In the Heat of the Night – Maurice Starr
  2. Really Scarey – Jeff Lorber, Nathan East
  3. Don’t Say Yes – Jeff Lorber, Tony Hayes, Marlon McClain
  4. Tropical – Jeff Lorber
  5. Sushi Monster – Jeff Lorber, Nathan East, Marlon McClain
  6. Rock II – Jeff Lorber
  7. Seventh Heaven – Jeff Lorber, Marlon McClain
  8. Double Bad – Jeff Lorber, Joe Ericksen, Jack Robinson
  9. Blast Off – Maurice Starr
  10. Water Fall – Jeff Lorber

On April 9, 1984.

On April 9, 1984, “Harvest” and “EMI” labels released “Identity” the only Zee album. It was recorded in September 1984, at “Rectory Studios” in Therfield, Hertfordshire, UK, and was produced by Richard Wright, Dave Harris and Tim Palmer.

Personnel:

  • Richard Wright – keyboards, synthesized percussion, Fairlight, backing vocals
  • Dave “Dee” Harris – lead vocals, guitars, keyboards, percussion, Fairlight
  • Tim Palmer – engineer
  • Utopia (London) – overdubs, mixdown
  • Dave Harris – artwork
  • Paul Cox – photography

Track listing:

All by Dave Harris; all music by Richard Wright and Dave Harris.

  1. Confusion
  2. Voices
  3. Private Person
  4. Strange Rhythm
  5. Cuts Like a Diamond
  6. By Touching
  7. How Do You Do It
  8. Seems We Were Dreaming