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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).

 

On August 23, 1984.

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.

Personnel:

  • Frank Zappa– synclavier, liner notes
  • Pierre Boulez– conductor, direction
  • Péter Eötvös– musical director
  • Pierre-Laurent Aimard– piano
  • The London Symphony Orchestra
  • Ensemble InterContemporain– orchestra
  • Guy Arnaud – bass clarinet
  • Paul Meyer– clarinet
  • Jérôme Naulais– trombone
  • Antoine Curé– trumpet
  • Lawrence Beauregard – flute
  • Jacques Ghestem – violin
  • Marie-Claire Jamet– harp
  • Daniel Ciampolini – percussion
  • David Ocker – programming
  • John Matousek – mastering
  • Don Hunstein– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Frank Zappa.

  1. The Perfect Stranger
  2. Naval Aviation in Art?
  3. The Girl in the Magnesium Dress
  4. Outside Now Again
  5. Love Story
  6. Dupree’s Paradise
  7. Jonestown

In July 1984.

In July 1984, “Capitol” label released “Signs of Life”, the fourth Billy Squier studio album. It was recorded April – June 1984 and was produced by Billy Squier and Jim Steinman.

Personnel:

  • Billy Squier- lead vocals, guitars, keyboards, synthesizers
  • Jeff Golub- guitars, slide guitar
  • Alan St. Jon – keyboards, synthesizers
  • Doug Lubahn- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Bobby Chouinard – drums
  • Larry Fast– synthesizers
  • Jimmy Maelen– percussion
  • Eric Troyer, Rory Dodd- additional vocals
  • Brian May- guitar solo
  • Alfa Anderson – additional vocals
  • John Jansen: production assistant
  • Tony Platt: engineer
  • Gary Rindfuss: assistant engineer
  • B. Moore: mixing
  • Anjali Dutt: tape operator
  • George Marino: mastering
  • Bill Smith: cover art design, illustration
  • John Van Hamersveld: rear cover collage, inner sleeve design

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Squier.

  1. All Night Long
  2. Rock Me Tonite
  3. Eye on You
  4. Take a Look Behind Ya
  5. Reach for the Sky
  6. (Another) 1984
  7. Fall for Love
  8. Can’t Get Next to You
  9. Hand-Me Downs
  10. Sweet Release

In July 1984.

In July 1984, “ECM” label released “Voyage”, the 32nd Chick Corea album. It was recorded in 1984 and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Chick Corea– piano, keyboards, liner notes
  • Steve Kujala – flute
  • Martin Wieland – engineer
  • Barbara Wojirsch – design

Track listing:

  1. Mallorca – Chick Corea
  2. Diversions – Chick Corea, Steve Kujala
  3. Star Island – Chick Corea
  4. Free Fall – Chick Corea, Steve Kujala
  5. Hong Kong – Chick Corea