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In January 1985.

In January 1985, “Passport” label released “POV”, the ninth Utopia studio album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Utopia Sound Studios” in Old Jet, Bentwaters Parks, Woodbridge, Suffolk, and was produced by Todd Rundgren and Willie Wilcox.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren– vocals, guitar
  • Kasim Sulton– vocals, bass guitar
  • Roger Powell– vocals, keyboards
  • John “Willie” Wilcox– vocals, drums

Track listing:

  1. Play This Game
  2. Style
  3. Stand for Something
  4. Secret Society
  5. Zen Machine
  6. Mated
  7. Wildlife
  8. Mimi Gets Mad
  9. More Light

On January 13, 1986.

On January 13, 1986, “Virgin” label released “Premonition”, the ninth Peter Frampton studio album. It was recorded 1984 – 1985, and was produced by Peter Frampton and Peter Solley.

Personnel:

  • Peter Frampton – vocals, guitar, Yamaha CS80synthesizer, bass
  • Tony Levin– bass, Chapman stick
  • Richard Cottle – keyboards
  • Omar Hakim, Steve Ferrone– drums
  • Pete Solley- piano
  • Richie Puente – percussion
  • Chuck Kirkpatrick, Johnne Sambataro- backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Frampton, except where noted.

  1. Stop – Peter Frampton, Mark Goldenberg
  2. Hiding from a Heartache – Peter Frampton, Steve Broughton, Arthur Stead
  3. You Know So Well
  4. Premonition – Peter Frampton, Rob Sabino
  5. Lying
  6. Moving a Mountain – Peter Frampton, Steve Broughton Lunt, Mark Goldenberg
  7. All Eyes on You
  8. Into View
  9. Call of the Wild – Peter Frampton, Steve Broughton Lunt

In January 1985.

In January 1985, “Grifter” label released “The Restless Stranger”, the debut American Music Club studio album. It was recorded in 1984, and was produced by Tom Mallon.

Personnel:

  • Mark Eitzel- vocals
  • Dan Pearson – bass
  • Vudi- guitar
  • Matt Norelli- drums
  • Brad Johnson- keyboards
  • Bobby Neel Adams- photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Mark Eitzel.

  1. Room Above the Club
  2. $1,000,000 Song
  3. Away Down the Street
  4. Yvonne Gets Dumped
  5. Lucky
  6. Point of Desire
  7. Goodbye Reprise #54
  8. Tell Yourself
  9. When Your Love Is Gone
  10. Heavenly Smile
  11. Broken Glass
  12. Hold on to Your Love
  13. How Low?

 

On January 1, 1984.

On January 1, 1984, “ECM” label released “The Third Decade”, the 30th Art Ensemble of Chicago album. It was recorded in June 1984, at “Tonstudio Bauer” in Ludwigsburg, Germany, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Lester Bowie – trumpet, fluegelhorn
  • Malachi Favors Maghostut – bass, percussion instruments
  • Joseph Jarman – saxophones, clarinets, percussion instruments, synthesizer
  • Roscoe Mitchell – saxophones, clarinets, flute, percussion instruments
  • Don Moye – drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Prayer for Jimbo Kwesi – Joseph Jarman
  2. Funky Aeco – Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors Maghostut, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Don Moye
  3. Walking in the Moonlight – Roscoe Mitchell
  4. The Bell Piece – Roscoe Mitchell
  5. Zero – Lester Bowie
  6. Third Decade – Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors Maghostut, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Don Moye

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

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