Tag Archives: 1985

Momus: Circus Maximus

On January 15, 1986, “Creation Records” label released “Circus Maximus”, the debut Momus album. It was recorded in September 1985, at “Alaska Studio”, in London, and was produced by Momus.

Personnel:

  • Momus (Nicholas Currie) – vocals, guitar, synthesizer, arranger
  • Neill Martin – synthesizer
  • Jane Davies – backing vocals
  • Noel Thomson – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Nicholas Currie (Momus).

  1. Lucky Like St. Sebastian
  2. The Lesson of Sodom (According to Lot)
  3. John The Baptist Jones
  4. King Solomon’s Song and Mine
  5. Little Lord Obedience
  6. The Day the Circus Came to Town
  7. The Rape of Lucretia
  8. Paper Wraps Rock
  9. Rules of the Game of Quoits

Joe Satriani: Not of This Earth

On December 18, 1986, “Relativity” label released “Not of This Earth”, the debut Joe Satriani album. It was recorded in 1985, at “Hyde Street” in San Francisco, and was produced by John Cuniberti and Joe Satriani.

Personnel:

  • Joe Satriani – guitar, keyboard, percussion, bass
  • John Cuniberti – vocals, percussion, engineer, mixing
  • Jeff Campitelli – drums, percussion, DX, whistle
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Satriani.

  1. Not of This Earth
  2. The Snake
  3. Rubina
  4. Memories
  5. Brother John
  6. The Enigmatic
  7. Driving at Night
  8. Hordes of Locusts
  9. New Day
  10. The Headless Horseman

Midnight Oil: Species Deceases

On November 26, 1985 “CBS” label released “Species Deceases”, the second Midnight Oil EP. It was recorded in September 1985, at “Paradise Studios” in Darlinghurst, Australia, and was produced by Francois Kevorkian, Peter Garrett, Peter Gifford, Rob Hirst, Jim Mogine and Martin Rotsey. “Species Deceases” was certified 2 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, first time on December 14, 1985, only two weeks after its release.

Personnel:

  • Peter Garrett – lead vocals, harmonica, mixing, artwork concept
  • Jim Moginie – lead guitar, keyboards, mixing, artwork concept
  • Martin Rotsey – lead guitar, mixing, artwork concept
  • Peter Gifford – bass guitar, backing vocals, mixing, artwork concept
  • Rob Hirst – drums, backing vocals, mixing, artwork concept
  • David Price – engineer, mixing
  • Tom Colley – assistant
  • Philip Ellett – artwork concept

Track listing:

  1. Progress – Jim Moginie, Peter Garrett
  2. Hercules – Jim Moginie, Peter Garrett, Rob Hirst
  3. Blossom and Blood – Rob Hirst, Jim Moginie
  4. Pictures – Rob Hirst, Jim Moginie, Peter Garrett, Martin Rotsey, Peter Gifford

Felt: Ignite the Seven Cannons

On September 20, 1985, “Cherry Red” label released “Ignite the Seven Cannons”, the fourth Felt studio album. It was recorded in 1985, and was produced by Robin Guthrie.

Personnel:

  1. Lawrence – vocals, guitar
  2. Maurice Deebank – lead guitar
  3. Martin Duffy – keyboards, backing vocals 
  4. Marco Thomas – bass guitar
  5. Gary Ainge – drums
  6. Elizabeth Fraser – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Lawrence and Maurice Deebank.

  1. My Darkest Light Will Shine
  2. The Day the Rain Came Down
  3. Scarlet Servants
  4. I Don’t Know Which way to Turn
  5. Primitive Painters
  6. Textile Ranch
  7. Black Ship in the Harbour
  8. Elegance
  9. Serpent Shade
  10. Caspian Sea
  11. Southern State Tapestry

Ray Lynch: No Blue Thing

On August 15, 1989, “Music West” label released “No Blue Thing”, the fourth Ray Lynch studio album. It was recorded 1985 – 1989, at “Ray Lynch Production Studio” and “Different Fur” in San Francisco, and was produced by Ray Lynch.

Personnel:

  • Ray Lynch – keyboards, classical guitar, arrangements, mixing
  • Tom Canning – keyboards
  • Timothy Day – flute
  • Julie Ann Giacobassi – oboe, English horn
  • Amy Hiraga – violin
  • Basil Vendryes, Geraldine Walther – viola
  • David Kadarauch, Peter Wyrick – cello
  • Howard Johnson – engineer
  • Daniel Ryman – mixing
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Lynch.

  1. No Blue Thing
  2. Clouds Below Your Knees
  3. Here and Never Found
  4. Drifted in Deeper Land
  5. Homeward at Last
  6. Evening, Yes
  7. The True Spirit of Mom & Dad

Dif Juz: Extractions

On July 1, 1985, “4AD” label released “Extractions”, the third Dif Juz studio album. It was recorded in April 1985, at “Palladium Studios” in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was produced by Robin Guthrie.

Personnel:

  • Alan Curtis – guitar
  • David Curtis – guitar
  • Gary Bromley – bass
  • Richard Thomas – percussion, saxophone
  • Elizabeth Fraser – voice

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Curtis, David Curtis, Gary Bromley and Richard Thomas.

  1. Crosswinds
  2. A Starting Point
  3. Silver Passage
  4. The Last Day
  5. Love Insane
  6. Marooned
  7. Two Fine Days (And a Thunderstorm)
  8. Echo Wreck
  9. Twin and Earth

Tony MacAlpine: Edge of Insanity

In January 1986, “Shrapnel Records” label released “Edge of Insanity”, the debut Tony MacAlpine studio album. It was recorded in 1985, at “Prairie Sun Recording Studios” in Cotati, California, and was produced by Mike Varney.

Personnel:

  • Tony MacAlpine – guitars, bass, keyboards
  • Billy Sheehan – bass
  • Steve Smith – drums
  • Mike Mani – keyboards programming
  • Steve Fontano – engineer
  • George Horn – mastering 

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony MacAlpinem except where noted.

  1. Wheel of Fortune
  2. The Stranger
  3. Quarter to Midnight
  4. Agrionia
  5. Empire in the Sky
  6. The Witch and the Priest
  7. The Taker
  8. Prelude 16, Opus 28 – Frédéric Chopin
  9. Edge of Insanity
  10. The Raven
  11. No place in Time

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

The Alan Parsons Project: Stereotomy

In November 1985, “Arista” label released “Stereotomy”, the ninth Alan Parsons Project (The) studio album. It was recorded October 1984 – August 1985, at “Mayfair Studios” in London, and was produced by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.

Personnel:

  • Eric Woolfson – vocals, pianos, keyboards
  • Alan Parsons – additional keyboards
  • Ian Bairnson – guitars
  • David Paton – bass
  • Stuart Elliott – drums, percussion
  • Richard Cottle – synths, saxophones
  • John Miles, Chris Rainbow, Gary Brooker, Graham Dye, Steven Dye, Eric Woolfson – vocals
  • Christoffer Warren-Green – leader of The Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Andrew Powell – orchestra arrangements, orchestra conductor

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.

  1. Stereotomy
  2. Beaujolais
  3. Urbania
  4. Limelight
  5. In the Real World
  6. Where’s the Walrus?
  7. Light of the World
  8. Chinese Whispers
  9. Stereotomy Two