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On September 20, 1985.

On September 20, 1985, “Arista” label released “Here’s to Future Days”, the fifth Thompson Twins studio album. It was recorded 1984 – 1985, and was produced by Nile Rodgers and Tom Bailey.

Personnel:

  • Tom Bailey– lead vocals, synthesizer, piano, guitar, double bass, drum programming, Fairlight programming
  • Alannah Currie- percussion, drums, xylophone, marimba, backing vocals
  • Joe Leeway- congas, synthesizer, synth bass, backing vocals
  • Nile Rodgers- guitar, backing vocals
  • Steve Stevens– guitar
  • Steve Elsin – tenor saxophone
  • East Harlem Hobo Choir – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie and Joe Leeway, except where noted.

  1. Don’t Mess with Doctor Dream
  2. Lay Your Hands on Me
  3. Future Days
  4. You Killed the Clown
  5. Revolution – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  6. King for a Day
  7. Love Is the Law
  8. Emperor’s Clothes (Part 1)
  9. Tokyo
  10. Breakaway
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On September 10, 1984.

On September 10, 1984, “Beggars Banquet” label released “Dreamtime”, the debut  Cult album. It was recorded in 1984, and was produced by John Brand and Chris Kimsey.

Personnel:

  • Ian Astbury– vocals
  • Billy Duffy– guitar
  • Jamie Stewart– bass, backing vocals
  • Nigel Preston– drums, percussion
  • Mich Ebeling – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy, except where noted.

  1. Horse Nation
  2. Spiritwalker
  3. 83rd Dream
  4. Butterflies
  5. Go West (Crazy Spinning Circles)
  6. Gimmick
  7. A Flower in the Desert – Ian Astbury, Barry Jepson, David Burroughs, Haq Qureshi
  8. Dreamtime
  9. Rider in the Snow
  10. Bad Medicine Walt

On July 9, 1995.

On July 9, 1995, “Arista” label “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?”, the thirtieth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded October 1984 – May 1995,at “The Automatt” in San Francisco, “The Plant Recording Studios” in Sausalito, “United Sound Systems” in Detroit, “Right Track Recording” and “The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Aretha Franklin, David A. Stewart and  Narada Michael Walden.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals
  • Walter Afanasieff– keyboards
  • Preston Glass– backing vocals, keyboards, keyboard vibes
  • Peter Wolf– lead vocals
  • Nat Adderley Jr.– keyboards
  • Robbie Kondor – synthesizer
  • Annie Lennox– lead vocals, keyboards
  • David A. Stewart– keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Benmont Tench– Hammond organ
  • Corrado Rustici– guitar, guitar synthesizer
  • Ray Gomez – guitar solo
  • Doc Powell– guitar
  • Steve Khan– guitar
  • Mike Campbell– lead guitar
  • Carlos Santana– guitar solo
  • Randy Jackson– synth bass, bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Louis Johnson– bass guitar
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Narada Michael Walden– drums, percussion, acoustic piano, keyboards
  • Yogi Horton– drums
  • Stan Lynch– drums
  • Shelly Yakus – drums
  • Steve Kroon – percussion
  • Gigi Gonaway– tambourine
  • The Santana Rhythm Section– percussion
  • Andy Narell – steel drums
  • Clarence Clemons– saxophone
  • Paul Riser– string arrangements
  • Dizzy Gillespie– trumpet solo
  • Kitty Beethoven – backing vocals
  • Carolyn Franklin– backing vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap– backing vocals
  • Vicki Randle– backing vocals
  • Sylvester– backing vocals
  • Jeanie Tracy – backing vocals
  • Martha Wash– backing vocals
  • Laundon Von Hendricks – backing vocals
  • Nikita Germaine – backing vocals
  • The Charles Williams Singers – choir
  • Craig Thomas – backing vocals
  • Karen Benington – backing vocals
  • Sandra Feva – backing vocals
  • Margaret Branch – backing vocals
  • Brenda Corbett – backing vocals
  • Sephra Herman – production coordination
  • Clive Davis– executive producer
  • Don Smith – engineer, mixing
  • Josh Abbey – engineer
  • David Frazer – engineer
  • Adam Williams – engineer
  • Jay Willis – assistant engineer
  • Moira Marquis – second engineer
  • Ray Pyle – second engineer
  • Paul Hamingson – second engineer
  • Gordon Logan – second engineer
  • Dominick Celani – assistant engineer
  • Dana Chappelle – second engineer
  • Tim Crich – second engineer
  • Maureen Droney – second engineer
  • Michael Brauer – additional mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Stephen Marcussen– original mastering
  • David A. Stewart – mixing
  • John Pinderhughes – photography
  • Donn Davenport – art direction
  • Artis Lane – painting

Track listing:

  1. Freeway of Love – Jeffrey E. Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
  2. Another Night – Beppe Cantarelli, Roy Freeland
  3. Sweet Bitter Love – Van McCoy
  4. Who’s Zoomin’ Who – Aretha Franklin, Preston Glass, Narada Michael Walden
  5. Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves – Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart
  6. Until You Say You Love Me – Preston Glass, Narada Michael Walden
  7. Ain’t Nobody Ever Loved You – Jeffrey E. Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
  8. Push – Jeffrey E. Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
  9. Integrity – Aretha Franklin

On May 22, 1984.

On May 22, 1984, “Full Moon” label released “Windows and Walls”, the eighth Dan Fogelberg album. It was recorded in 1984, and was produced by Dan Fogelberg and Marty Lewis.

Personnel:

  • Dan Fogelberg – lead and backing vocals, synthesizer; electric, acoustic, and rhythm guitars; bass guitar; percussion; electricand acoustic pianos, tambourine, string arrangements
  • Gary Burden – pedal steel
  • Katharine Burden – violin, cello
  • Dave Falkenberry – lap steel, dobro
  • Charlie Fernandez – acoustic bass
  • Max Gronenthal – background vocals
  • Michael Hanna – organ, synthesizer, electric and acoustic pianos, chimes
  • Russ Kunkel– castanets, drums, loop
  • Joe Lala– percussion, conga, tambourine, triangle, cowbell
  • Kenny Passarelli– bass
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, tambourine
  • Mike Porcaro– bass
  • Norbert Putnam– bass
  • Timothy B. Schmit– background vocals
  • Tom Scott– clarinet
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster
  • Michael Hanna, Glen Spreen – string arrangements
  • Joe Vitale– drums
  • Rhubarb by Gary and Katherine Burden, Charlie and Dave on Tucson,
  • Marty Lewis – engineer
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Kosh, Ron Larson – design
  • Andy Katz – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Dan Fogelberg

  1. The Language of Love
  2. Windows and Walls
  3. The Loving Cup
  4. Tucson, Arizona (Gazette)
  5. Let Her Go
  6. Sweet Magnolia (And the Traveling Salesman)
  7. Believe in Me
  8. Gone Too Far

On April 30, 1984.

On April 30, 1984, “Linn Records” label released “A Walk Across the Rooftops”, the debut Blue Nile album. It was recorded 1981 – 1983, at “Castlesound Studios” in Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland, and was produced by Paul Buchanan and Robert Bell.

Personnel:

  • Robert Bell – bass, synthesizers, arranger
  • Paul Buchanan – vocals, guitars, synthesizers, arranger
  • Paul Joseph Moore – keyboards, synthesizers
  • Nigel Thomas – drums
  • Calum Malcolm– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Buchanan and Robert Bell.

  1. A Walk Across the Rooftops
  2. Tinseltown in the Rain
  3. From Rags to Riches
  4. Stay
  5. Easter Parade
  6. Heatwave
  7. Automobile Noise

On March 4, 1985.

On March 4, 1985, “Beggars Banquet” label released “Whatever Happened to Jugula?”, the thirteenth Roy Harper studio album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Boilerhouse Studios”, and was produced by Roy Harper.

Personnel:

  • Roy Harper– vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, percussion
  • Jimmy Page– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Tony Franklin– bass guitar
  • Nik Green – keyboards. mixing
  • Ronnie Brambles – drums
  • Steve Broughton– drums
  • Preston Heyman– drums
  • Nick Harper– semi-acoustic guitar
  • Koala Bear – sleeve notes, art work, design
  • Michael Scott – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Roy Harper, except where noted.

  1. Nineteen Forty-Eightish
  2. Bad Speech
  3. Hope – Roy Harper, David Gilmour
  4. Hangman
  5. Elizabeth
  6. Frozen Moment
  7. Twentieth Century Man
  8. Advertisement (Another Intentional Irrelevant Suicide)

On February 11, 1985.

On February 11, 1985, “Atlantic” label released the self-titled, debut Firm album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Sol Studios” in Cookham, Berkshire, England, and was produced by Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rodgers– lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Jimmy Page– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Tony Franklin– fretless bass, keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Chris Slade– drums, percussion
  • Steve Dawson – trumpet
  • Paul “Shilts” Weimar – baritone saxophone
  • Willie Garnett – tenor saxophone
  • Don Weller– tenor saxophone solo
  • Sam Brown, Helen Chappelle, Joy Yates – backing vocals
  • Stuart Epps– engineering
  • Gordon Vicary – mastering
  • Steve Maher – cover artwork
  • Steve Privett – tape operation; supplier of tea, gin and tonics

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers, except where noted.

  1. Closer
  2. Make or Break – Paul Rodgers
  3. Someone to Love
  4. Together
  5. Radioactive – Paul Rodgers
  6. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – Phil Spector, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  7. Money Can’t Buy – Paul Rodgers
  8. Satisfaction Guaranteed
  9. Midnight Moonlight