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.
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
All by Dave Harris; all music by Richard Wright and Dave Harris.
On March 9, 1985, “Scotti Bros” label released “Go for Your Life”, the fifth Mountain studio album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Criteria Recording Studios” in Florida, and “Wizard Sound Studios” in Westchester, New York, and was produced by Pete Solley.
Leslie West – vocals, guitar
Mark Clarke – bass
Corky Laing – drums
Ian Hunter – sequencing
Eric Johnson – synthesizer
Miller Anderson – slide guitar
Chuck Kirkpatrick – background vocals
Mike Scott – engineer
Gary Lyons – engineer
Jim Sessody – assistant engineer
Doug MacDonald – assistant engineer
Mike Fuller – mastering
Bud Prager – recording director
Pete Solley – engineer
Lane/Donald – art direction
Barry Jackson – illustration
All tracks by Leslie West and Corky Laing, except where noted.
On January 11, 1984, “Sire” label released “Learning to Crawl”, the third Pretenders studio album. It was recorded May 1982 – 1983, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.
Chrissie Hynde – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
Robbie McIntosh – lead guitar, backing vocals
Malcolm Foster – bass guitar, backing vocals
Martin Chambers – lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion
Billy Bremner – vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
Tony Butler – bass guitar
Andrew Bodnar – vocals, bass guitar
Paul Carrack – vocals, piano
Steve Churchyard – engineer
Peter Barrett – art direction
Paul Cox – front cover photography
All tracks by Chrissie Hynde, except where noted.
Middle of the Road
Back on the Chain Gang
Time the Avenger
Watching the Clothes
My City Was Gone
Thin Line Between Love and Hate – Richard Poindexter, Robert Poindexter, Jackie Members
On November 19, 1984, “Geffen” label released “Building the Perfect Beast”, the second Don Henley studio album. It was recorded 1983 – 1984, at “Record One”, “Bill Schnee Studio”, “The Villa” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, Greg Ladanyi and Mike Campbell.
Don Henley – lead and harmony vocals, chant voices, drums, percussion, keyboards, synthesizers, synthesizer arrangements, art direction
On August 29, 1994, “One Little Indian” label released “Flame”, the only album by Tim Bowness and Richard Barbieri. It was recorded 1983 – 1984, at “Orange Asylum” in Orange County, CA, and was produced by Richard Barbieri and Tim Bowness.
Richard Barbieri – keyboards, synthesizers, additional drum programming, treatments
Tim Bowness – vocal
Steve Jansen – guitar, hand percussion, bass synthesizer, drum programming
On August 27, 1990, Stephen Ray Vaughan died aged 35. He was songwriter, musician (vocal,, guitar), and record producer, best known as the guitarist and frontman of the blues rock band Double Trouble. He is regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, with a big influence on many guitarists. Vaughan released six albums (one released posthumously with ten previously unreleased tracks recorded between 1984 and 1989).
On August 23, 1984, “Angel” label released “The Perfect Stranger”, an album featuring the music of Frank Zappa, conducted in part by Pierre Boulez. It was recorded January – April 1984, at “IRCAM” in Paris, and “UMRK” in Hollywood Hills, and was produced by Frank Zappa.