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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

Pn March 9, 1985.

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.

Personnel:

  • 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

Track listing:

All tracks by Leslie West and Corky Laing, except  where noted.

  1. Hard Times – Leslie West, Corky Laing, Bud Prager
  2. Spark
  3. She Loves Her Rock (And She Loves It Hard)
  4. Bardot Damage
  5. Shimmy on the Footlights
  6. I Love Young Girls
  7. Makin’ It in Your Car
  8. Babe in the Woods
  9. Little Bit of Insanity

On January 11, 1984.

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”.

Personnel:

  • 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

Track listing:

All tracks by Chrissie Hynde, except where noted.

  1. Middle of the Road
  2. Back on the Chain Gang
  3. Time the Avenger
  4. Watching the Clothes
  5. Show Me
  6. Thumbelina
  7. My City Was Gone
  8. Thin Line Between Love and Hate – Richard Poindexter, Robert Poindexter, Jackie Members
  9. I Hurt You
  10. 2000 Miles

On November 19, 1994.

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.

Personnel:

  • Don Henley – lead and harmony vocals, chant voices, drums, percussion, keyboards, synthesizers, synthesizer arrangements, art direction
  • Danny Kortchmar – synthesizers, organ, guitar, horns, omnichord, percussion, guitar synthesizer solo, horn solo, synthesizer arrangements, keyboards, arrangements
  • Mike Campbell – synthesizers, guitar, percussion
  • Steve Porcaro – synthesizers, programming
  • Benmont Tench – keyboards, acoustic piano, synthesizers, synthesizer arrangements
  • David Paich – acoustic piano, synthesizers , synthesizer arrangements
  • Michael Boddicker – programming, sequencing, synthesizers, E-mu Emulator, synthesizer arrangements
  • Albhy Galuten – synclavier
  • Randy Newman – synthesizers, synthesizer arrangements
  • Bill Cuomo – synthesizers, programming, percussion
  • Lindsey Buckingham – guitar, harmony vocals
  • Charlie Sexton – guitar
  • Larry Klein – bass
  • Pino Palladino – bass
  • Tim Drummond – bass
  • Ian Wallace – drums
  • Kevin McCormick – African drums
  • Jim Keltner – additional drums
  • Maren Jensen – intro and interlude composer
  • Jerry Hey – horn arrangements
  • Belinda Carlisle – harmony vocals
  • Sam Moore – harmony vocals
  • Martha Davis – chant voices, harmony vocals
  • Michael O’Donahue – chant voices
  • Carla Olson – chant voices
  • Patty Smyth – chant voices, harmony vocals
  • J. D. Souther – chant voices
  • Waddy Wachtel – chant voices
  • Marie-Pascale Elfman – the French Girls ensemble
  • Dominique Mancinelli – the French Girls ensemble
  • Niko Bolas – recording, mixing
  • Greg Ladanyi – recording, mixing
  • Richard Bosworth, Tom Knox.- additional engineer
  • Richard Bosworth, Dan Garcia, David Schober, Duane Seykora – assistant engineer
  • Allen Sides – horns recording
  • Mark Ettel – horns recording assistant.
  • Mike Reese, Doug Sax – mastering
  • Jeri McManus –graphic coordinator, art direction
  • DiMaren Jensen – art direction.
  • Herb Ritts – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Boys of Summer – Don Henley, Mike Campbell
  2. You Can’t Make Love – Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar
  3. Man With a Mission – Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, J.D. Souther
  4. You’re Not Drinking Enough – Danny Kortchmar
  5. Not Enough Love in the World – Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, Benmont Tench
  6. Building the Perfect Beast – Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar
  7. All She Wants to Do Is Dance – Danny Kortchmar
  8. Sunset Girl – Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, Benmont Tench
  9. Drivin’ with Your Eyes Closed – Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, Stan Lynch
  10. Land of Living – Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar

On November 9, 1984.

On November 9, 1984, “Mercury” label released “Fried”, the second Julian Cope studio album. It was recorded in 1984, and was produced by Steve Lovell.

Personnel:

  • Julian Cope – vocals, bass guitar, rhythm guitar, piano, organ
  • Steve Lovell – electric guitar, recorder solo
  • Donald Ross Skinner – slide and electric guitar
  • Chris Whitten – drums
  • Steve “Brother Johnno” Johnson – electric guitar
  • Kate St. John – oboe
  • David Carter – tuba
  • Paul King – production supervisor
  • Paul “Chas” Watkins – recording engineer
  • P. St. John Nettleton – art direction, design
  • Donato Cinicolo – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Julian Cope.

  1. Reynard the Fox
  2. Bill Drummond Said
  3. Laughing Boy
  4. Me Singing
  5. Sunspots
  6. The Bloody Assizes
  7. Search Party
  8. O King of Chaos
  9. Holy Love
  10. Torpedo

On November 2, 1984.

On November 2, 1984, “Jugoton” label released “Have the Blues”, the debut Concorde album. It was recorded in 1984, at “J.M. Sound Studio” in Zagreb, Croatia, and was produced by Vedran Božić.

Personnel:

  • Venko Serafimov – guitars
  • Sejat Jakupi – vocals
  • Zoran Pehčievski – keyboards
  • Kokan Pandilovski – bass
  • Bruno Grozdanov – drums
  • Vedran Božić – engineer
  • Silvano Bulešić – mastering
  • Mirko Ilić – design
  • L. Džurovski – logo design
  • Luka Mjeda – photography
  • V. Todorov – band photography

Track listing:

  1. Vrati se
  2. Umoran i grub
  3. Visoki štikli i crni čorapi
  4. Ja sam lud
  5. Have the Blues
  6. Kada zabava završi
  7. Mirno spavaj
  8. Anarhija na istoku
  9. Kao nekad
  10. Uvek u senci

On August 29, 1994.

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.

Personnel:

  • Richard Barbieri – keyboards, synthesizers, additional drum programming, treatments
  • Tim Bowness – vocal
  • Steve Jansen – guitar, hand percussion, bass synthesizer, drum programming
  • Danny Thompson – acoustic bass
  • Michael Bearpark – guitar
  • Steven Wilson – guitar
  • Mick Karn – bass guitar, saxophone
  • Gavin Harrison – drum kit
  • Chris Maitland – drum kit

Track listing:

  1. A Night in Heaven
  2. Song of Love and Everything Pt.1
  3. Song of Love and Everything Pt.2
  4. Brightest Blue
  5. Flame
  6. Trash Talk
  7. Time Flown
  8. Torch Dance
  9. Feel

On August 28, 1984.

On August 28, 1984, “Epic” label released “Time Exposure”, the ninth Stanley Clarke album. It was recorded in 1984 and was produced by Stanley Clarke.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Clarke– vocals, bass guitar, piccolo bass, tenor bass, bass box, talk box, keyboards, drums, percussion
  • Todd Cochran– keyboards
  • George Duke– keyboards
  • Craig Harris– vocals, keyboards, synclavier, vocoder
  • Denzil Miller – keyboards
  • Jeff Beck– guitar, talkbox, guitar synth
  • Ray Gomez – rhythm guitar
  • Greg Boyer– horn
  • Bennie Cowan – horn
  • Gregory Thomas – horn
  • Ernie Watts– tenor saxophone
  • Howard Hewett– vocals
  • Louis Johnson– bass, vocals
  • John Gilston – drums
  • John Robinson– drums
  • Jim Gilstrap– background vocals
  • Darryl Phinnessee – background vocals
  • Howard Smith – background vocals
  • Erik Zobler – engineer
  • Steve Schmidt – assistant engineer
  • Jeff Silver – assistant engineer
  • Toni Green – assistant engineer
  • David Coleman – artwork
  • Randee Saint Nicholas – photography
  • Donald Lane – art direction
  • Brian Gardner – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Stanley Clarke except where noted.

  1. Play The Bass
  2. Are You Ready (For The Future) – Stanley Clarke, Denzil Miller
  3. Speedball
  4. Heaven Sent You – Denzil Miller, Howard Hewett
  5. Time Exposure
  6. Future Shock – Stanley Clarke, Darryl Phinnessee, Howard Smith
  7. Future – Stanley Clarke, Louis Johnson
  8. Spacerunner
  9. I Know Just How You Feel

On August 27, 1990.

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).