Tag Archives: 1984

Reo Speedwagon: Wheels Are Turnin’

On November 5, 1984, “Epic” label released “Wheels Are Turnin’”, the eleventh REO Speedwagon studio album. It was recorded January – August 1984, at “Rumbo Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Kevin Cronin, Gary Richrath and Alan Gratzer.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Cronin – lead and backing vocals, guitars, arrangements
  • Gary Richrath – electric guitar
  • Neal Doughty – piano, organ, synthesizers
  • Bruce Hall – bass
  • Alan Gratzer – drums
  • Steve Forman – percussions
  • Tommy Funderburk – backing vocals
  • Tom Kelly – backing vocals
  • Richard Page – backing vocals
  • David DeVore – engineer, producer assistant
  • Julian Stoll – engineer assistant
  • Steve Hall – mastering
  • John Kosh – art direction, design
  • Ron Larson – art direction, design
  • Randee St. Nicholas – photography

Track listing:

  1. I Do’ Wanna Know – Kevin Cronin
  2. One Lonely Night – Neal Doughty
  3. Thru the Window – Bruce Hall, Jeffery B. Hall
  4. Rock ’n’ Roll Star – Kevin Cronin, Tom Kelly, Gary Richrath
  5. Live Every Moment – Kevin Cronin
  6. Can’t Fight This Feeling – Kevin Cronin
  7. Gotta Feel More – Kevin Cronin, Tom Kelly, Gary Richrath
  8. Break His Spell – Gary Richrath
  9. Wheels Are Turnin’ – Kevin Cronin

Big Country: Steeltown

On October 19, 1984, “Mercury” label released “Steeltown”, the second Big Country studio album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Polar Studios” in Stockholm, “RAK Studios” in London, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite.

Personnel:

  • Stuart Adamson – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Bruce Watson – vocals, guitar, mandolin, sitar
  • Tony Butler – vocals, bass
  • Mark Brzezicki – vocals, drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks written by Stuart Adamson, Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, and Bruce Watson except where noted.

  1. Flame of the West
  2. East of Eden
  3. Steeltown
  4. Where the Rose Is Sown
  5. Come Back to Me
  6. Tall Ships Go
  7. Girl with Grey Eyes
  8. Rain Dance
  9. The Great Divide
  10. Just a Shadow

J. Geils Band: You’re Gettin’ Even While I’m Gettin’ Odd

On October 5, 1984, “EMI” label released “You’re Gettin’ Even While I’m Gettin’ Odd”, the eleventh and final J. Geils Band studio album. It was recorded in 1983, at “Long View Farm” in Brookfield, Massachusetts, and was produced by Seth Justman.

Personnel:

  • Seth Justman – lead and backing vocals, spoken word, keyboards, horns arrangements
  • J. Geils – guitars
  • Magic Dick – harmonicas, soprano saxophone, backing vocals
  • Danny Klein – bass guitar, “flex bass”
  • Stephen Jo Bladd – lead and backing vocals, drums

The Uptown Horns

  • Crispin Cioe – alto and baritone saxophones
  • Arno Hecht – tenor saxophone
  • Paul Litteral – trumpet
  • Phoebe Snow – backing vocals
  • Cookie Watkins, Fonda Rae, Judith Spears – backing vocals
  • The Institutional Radio Choir (directed by Carl Williams, Jr.) – backing vocals
  • Jim Donnelly – backing vocals

Track listing:

All lyrics by Seth Justman and Paul Justman, all music by Seth Justman.

  1. Concealed Weapons
  2. Heavy Petting
  3. Wasted Young
  4. Eenie, Meenie, Minie, Moe
  5. Tell ‘Em Jonesy
  6. You’re Getting’ Even While I’m Getting’ Old
  7. The Bite from Inside
  8. Californication
  9. I Will Carry You Home

Jimmy Barnes: 30:30 Hindsight

On August 29, 2015, “Liberation Music”, label released “30:30 Hindsight”, the fifteenth Jimmy Barnes studio album. The album contains 17 new recordings and 13 classic Jimmy Barnes tracks spanning his solo career. It was recorded 1984 – 2014, at “Freight Train Studios”, “Revolver Studios”, “Addiction Sound”, “Studio at the Palms” and “Studio Guillaume Tell”, and was produced by David Kalmusky, Jonathan Cain, Kevin Shirley, Steven Van Zandt and Bernard Fanning.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Barnes – lead and backing vocals
  • Mahalia Barnes – lead and backing vocals
  • Bernard Fanning – vocal, acoustic guitar
  • Steve Sheehan – acoustic guitar
  • Steven van Zandt – guitar, backing vocals
  • Ian Moss – guitar
  • Ben Rodgers – guitar
  • Chris Cheney – guitar, backing vocals
  • Danny Spencer – guitar
  • Dave Leslie – guitar
  • Davey Lane – guitar
  • Franco Raggatt – guitar
  • Joe Bonamassa – guitar, slide guitar
  • Jon Toogood – guitar
  • Keith Urban – vocal, guitar
  • Mark Lizotte – guitar
  • Neal Schon – guitar
  • Phil Knight – guitar
  • Stuart Fraser – guitar
  • Tom Bukovac – guitar
  • Jon Stevens – vocal, steel guitar
  • Brad Whitford – rhythm guitar
  • Jimmy Mantingly – mandolin
  • Jonathan Cain – piano, keyboards
  • Lachian Doley – piano, keyboards
  • Arian Schierbaum – keyboards
  • Howard Duck – Hammond organ
  • Ben Rodgers – bass
  • Dario Bortolin – bass
  • John Dymond – bass
  • Karl Kippenberger – bass
  • Michael Hegerty – bass
  • Michael Menell – bass
  • Michael Rhodes – bass
  • Scott Owen – bass
  • Jackie Barnes – drums, backing vocals
  • Andy Strachan – drums
  • Anton Fig – drums
  • Tom Larkin – drums
  • Mick Skelton – drums
  • Greg Morrow – drums
  • Dave Hibbard – drums
  • Charley Drayton – drums
  • Lenny Castro – percussion
  • Charlie Owen – dobro
  • David Woodford – saxophone
  • Lee Thornburg – trumpet
  • David Campbell – vocal
  • Jon Toogood – vocal
  • Matk Lizotte – vocal
  • Suze Demarchi – vocal
  • Tina Arena – vocal
  • Troy Cassar Daley – vocal
  • Doug Henthorn, Eliza Jane Barnes, Jane Barnes, Elly May Barnes, Gary Pinto, Jade MacRae, Juanita Tippins, Ruby Rogers, Scot Hull – backing vocals
  • Jeff Bova – orchestration
  • David Nicholas – engineer
  • Jared Kvitka – engineer
  • Jean Paul Fung – engineer
  • Mark Gray – engineer
  • Nick Didia – engineer
  • Dennis Caribaux – engineer
  • James Freeman – engineer
  • Nick Kallstrom – engineer
  • Pal Thrall – engineer
  • Ethan Berrette – engineer
  • Sean Astill – engineer
  • Zachary Miller – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Lay Down Your Guns – featuring The Living End
  2. Time Will Tell – featuring Baby Animals
  3. Good Times – featuring Keith Urban
  4. Ride the Night Away – featuring Steven Van Zandt
  5. Stand Up – featuring Mahalia Barnes and the Soul Mates
  6. I’d Die to Be with You Tonight – featuring Diesel
  7. Stone Cold – featuring Tina Arena and Joe Bonamassa
  8. Working Class Man – featuring Jonathan Cain and Ian Moss
  9. Going Down Alone – featuring Jonathan Cain, Joe Bonamassa and Meal Schon
  10. Love and Hate – featuring Shihad
  11. No Second Prize – featuring The Family Choir
  12. I’d Rather Be Blind – featuring Jon Stevens
  13. When Your Love is Gone – featuring Ruby Rodgers and The Tin Lids
  14. Too Much Ain’t Enough Love – featuring Joe Bonamassa
  15. I’m Still on Your Side – featuring Bernard Fanning
  16. Walk On – featuring David Campbell
  17. The Other Kind – Troy Cassar Daley

1984 – 2010

  1. No Second Prize
  2. Daylight
  3. Working Class Man
  4. Driving Wheels
  5. Let’s Make It Last All Night
  6. Love Is Enough
  7. When Something Is Wrong with My Baby – featuring John Farnham
  8. The Weight – featuring The Badloves
  9. Change of Heart
  10. Lover Lover
  11. Out in the Blue
  12. Red Hot
  13. Large Pier Hotel

Steve Hackett: Till We Have Faces

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

Soul Asylum: Say What You Will, Clarence…Karl Sold the Truck

On August 24, 1984, “Twin / Tone Records” label released “Say What You Will, Clarence…Karl Sold the Truck”, the debut Soul Asylum album. It was recorded 1981 – 1984, and was produced by Bob Mould.

Personnel:

  • Dan Murphy – vocals, guitar
  • Dave Pirner – vocals, guitar, saxophone
  • Karl Mueller – bass guitar
  • Pat Morley – drums
  • Steve Fjelstad – engineer
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Blake Gumprecht – co-producer

Track listing:

All songs written by Dave Pirner.

  1. Draggin’ Me Down
  2. Long Day
  3. Money Talks
  4. Voodoo DollStranger
  5. Do You Know
  6. Sick of That Song
  7. Religiavision
  8. Spacehead
  9. Walking
  10. Broken Glass
  11. Masquerade
  12. Happy
  13. Black and Blue

Art of Noise: Who’s Afraid of the Art of Noise?

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

George Benson: 20/20

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

Wynton Marsalis: Hot House Flowers

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

Gino Vanelli: Black Cars

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