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On march 17, 1986,

On March 17, 1986, “Mute” label released “Black Celebration”, the fifth Depeche Mode studio album. It was recorded November 1985 – January 1986, at “Westside Studios” and “Genetic Studios” in London, “Hansa Mischraum” in Berlin and was produced by Gareth Jones, Daniel Miller, Alan Wilder, Andrew Fletcher, David Gahan and Martin Gore. The album was certified Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”.

Personnel:

  • David Gahan – vocals
  • Martin Gore – vocals, guitars, piano, melodica, synthesizer, bass, sampler
  • Alan Wilder – piano, keyboards, samples
  • Andrew Fletcher – keyboards, synthesizer, sampler, bas
  • Dave Allen – recording
  • Phil Tennant – recording assistance
  • Richard Sullivan – engineering assistance
  • Peter Schmidt – engineering assistance
  • Tim Young – mastering
  • Martyn Atkins – design
  • David A. Jones – design
  • Mark Higenbottam – design
  • Brian Griffin – photography
  • Stuart Graham – photography assistance

Track listing:

All tracks by Martin L. Gore.

  1. Black Celebration
  2. Fly on the Windscreen – Final
  3. A Question of Lust
  4. Sometimes
  5. It Doesn’t Matter Two
  6. A Question of Time
  7. Stripper
  8. Here is the House
  9. World Full of Nothing
  10. Dressed in Black
  11. New Dress

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 February 3, 1986.

On February 3, 1986, “Atlantic” label released “Mean Business”, the second and final Firm album. It was recorded in 1985, and was produced by Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers and Julian Mendelsohn.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rodgers – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, piano
  • Jimmy Page – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Tony Franklin – fretless bass, keyboards, synthesizer, rhythm guitar, back vocals
  • Chris Slade – drums, percussion
  • Barry Diament – mastering
  • Aubrey Powell Productions – cover design

Track listing:

  1. Fortune Teller – Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers
  2. Cadillac – Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers
  3. All the King’s Horses – Paul Rodgers
  4. Live in Peace – Paul Rodgers
  5. Tear Down the Walls – Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers
  6. Dreaming – Tony Franklin
  7. Free to Live – Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers
  8. Spirit of Love – Paul Rodgers

On January 27, 1998.

On January 27, 1986, “Virgin” label released “Album”, the fifth Public Image Ltd. album. It was recorded in 1985, at “Electric Lady Studios”, “The Power Station”, “Quadrasonic Sound Studios”, and “RPM Sound Studios” in  New York City, and was produced by Bill Laswell.

Personnel:

  • John Lydon – lead vocals
  • Bill Laswell – bass 
  • Steve Vai – guitar
  • Nicky Skopelitis – guitar 
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – Fairlight CMI
  • Bernie Worrell – organ, Yamaha DX7 
  • Ginger Baker – drums 
  • Tony Williams – drums 
  • Bernard Fowler – backing vocals
  • Jonas Hellborg – bass
  • Shankar – electric violin
  • Malachi Favors – acoustic bass
  • Steve Turre – didgeridoo
  • Aïyb Dieng – chatan pot drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Lydon and Bill Laswell except where noted.

  1. F.F.F.
  2. Rise
  3. Fishing – John Lydon, Jebin Bruni, Mark Schulz
  4. Round – John Lydon, Mark Schulz
  5. Bags – John Lydon, Jebin Bruni, Mark Schulz
  6. Home
  7. Ease – John Lydon, Jebin Bruni

In December 1985.

In December 1985, “Fever Records” label released “Geek!” the debut My Bloody Valentine EP. It was recorded in 1985, at “Silent Studio” in London, and was produced by David Conway, Kevin Shields, Debbie Googe, and Colm Ó Cíosóig.

Personnel:

  • David Conway – vocals
  • Kevin Shields – guitar
  • Debbie Googe – bass
  • Colm Ó Cíosóig – drums
  • Martin Davey – engineering

Track listing:

All lyrics by David Conway, all music by Kevin Shields.

  1. No Place to Go
  2. Moonlight
  3. Love Machine
  4. The Sandman never Sleeps

On November 11, 1985.

On November 11, 1985, “Atco” label released “White City: A Novel”, the fourth Pete Townshend studio album. It was recorded in 1985, and was produced by Chris Thomas.

Personnel:

  • Pete Townshend – vocals; guitar
  • John “Rabbit” Bundrick – keyboards
  • Tony Butler – bass guitar
  • Phil Chen – bass guitar
  • Chucho Merchan – bass guitar
  • Pino Palladino – bass guitar
  • Steve Barnacle – bass guitar
  • Mark Brzezicki – drums
  • Simon Phillips – drums
  • Clem Burke – drums
  • David Gilmour – guitar
  • Peter Hope-Evans – harmonica
  • Kick Horns: Simon Clarke, Roddy Lorimer, Tim Sanders, Peter Thoms
  • Ewan Stewart – voice (spoken word)
  • Emma Townshend – backing vocals
  • Jackie Challenor – backing vocals
  • Mae McKenna – backing vocals
  • Lorenza Johnson – backing vocals
  • Justine Frischmann – backing vocals
  • Bill Price – recording
  • Chris Ludwinski – assistant engineer
  • Dave Edwards – assistant engineer
  • Jules Bowen – assistant engineer
  • Richard Evans – art direction; cover design; inner sleeve photography
  • Alex Henderson – front cover photography
  • Malcolm Heywood – inner sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Pete Townshend, except where noted.

  1. Give Blood
  2. Brilliant Blues
  3. Face the Face
  4. Hiding Out
  5. Secondhand Lover
  6. Crashing by Design
  7. I Am Secure
  8. White City Fighting
  9. Come to Mama

On September 29, 1986.

On September 29, 1986, “Virgin” label released “The Pacific Age”, the seventh Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) studio album. It was recorded 1985 – 1986, at “Studio De La Grande Armée” in Paris, “Amazon Studios” in Liverpool, and was produced by Stephen Hague.

Personnel:

  • Paul Humphreys– vocals, keyboards, percussion
  • Andy McCluskey– vocals, keyboards, bass guitar
  • Malcolm Holmes– drums, percussion
  • Martin Cooper– keyboards, saxophone
  • Graham Weir – trombone, keyboards, guitar
  • Neil Weir – trumpet, bass
  • Stephen Hague– keyboards, guitar
  • Kamil Rustam– guitar
  • Aliss Terrell, Yvonne Jones, Carole Fredericks– background vocals

 Track listing:

  1. Stay (The Black Rose and the Universal Wheel) – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  2. (Forever) Live and Die – Paul Humphreys, Graham Weir, Neil Weir
  3. The pacific Age – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  4. The Dead Girls – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  5. Shame – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey, Graham Weir, Neil Weir
  6. Southern – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey, Graham Weir, Neil Weir
  7. Flame of Hope – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  8. Goddess of Love – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  9. We Love You – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey, Stephen Hague
  10. Watch Us Fall – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey, Stephen Hague

On September 2, 1985.

On September 2, 1985, “10” and “Virgin” labels released “Run for Cover”, the fifth Gary Moore studio album. It was recorded in 1985, at “Marcus Music”, “Eel Pie Studios”, “Sarm East Studios”, “Westside Studios”, Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Andy Johns, Gary Moore, Peter Collins, Beau Hill, and Mike Stone.

Personnel:

  • Gary Moore– lead and backing vocals
  • Glenn Hughes– lead vocals, bass guitar
  • Phil Lynott– lead, co-lead and backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Andy Richards– keyboards
  • Neil Carter– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Don Airey– keyboards
  • Bob Daisley– bass guitar
  • Gary Ferguson – drums
  • Charlie Morgan– drums, electronic drums
  • Paul Thompson– drums
  • James “Jimbo” Barton – sampled drums
  • Tony Platt– engineer, mixing
  • Mike Stone– mixing
  • Stephen BenBen – engineer
  • James “Jimbo” Barton – engineer, mixing assistant
  • Stuart Breed – assistant engineer
  • Mark Saunders– assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Moore, except where noted.

  1. Run for Cover
  2. Reach for the Sky
  3. Military Man – Phil Lynott, Laurence Archer, Mark Stanway
  4. Empty Rooms – Gary Moore, Neil carter
  5. Out in the Fields
  6. Once in a Lifetime
  7. All Messed Up – Gary Moore, Carter Hughes
  8. Listen to Your Heartbeat

 

On August 27, 1996.

On August 26, 1996, “Griffin” label released “The Rock”, the sixth John Entwistle studio album. It was recorded 1985 – 1986, at “Hammerhead Studio” in Gloucestershire, England, and was produced by Martin Adam and The Rock.

Personnel:

  • John Entwistle– bass guitar; trumpet; trombone, post-production, cover design
  • Henry Small– lead and background vocals; trumpet; trombone
  • Gene Black – guitar
  • Devin Powers (Mark R. Adams) – guitar
  • Zak Starkey– drums
  • Adrian Cook – keyboards
  • Martin Adam – engineer
  • Bob Pridden– post-production
  • Jon Astley– mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Henry Small and Devin Powers, except where noted.

  1. Stranger in a Strange Land – Thomas Whitlock, Eddie Money, Henry Small
  2. Love Doesn’t Last – John Entwistle
  3. Suzie – Henry Small, Devin Powers, Davitt Sigerson
  4. Bridges Under the Water – John Entwistle
  5. Heartache
  6. Billy
  7. Life After Love – John Entwistle
  8. Hurricane
  9. Too Much Too Soon
  10. Last Song – John Entwistle
  11. Country Hurricane

In July 1986.

In July 1986, “Warner Bros” label released “East of Midnight”, the 17th Gordon Lightfoot album. It was recorded January 1985 – March 1986, at “Eastern Sound” in Toronto, and was produced by Gordon Lightfoot and David Foster.

Personnel:

  • Gordon Lightfoot – main vocals, guitar
  • Lenny Castro- percussion
  • Vern Dorge – alto and tenor saxophone
  • David Foster- synthesizer, keyboards
  • Mike Heffernan – keyboards
  • James Newton Howard- synthesizer, percussion, keyboards
  • Sheree Jeacocke – harmony vocals
  • Barry Keane – percussion, drums
  • Michael Landau- guitar
  • Bob Mann – guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Richard Marx- harmony vocals
  • Lou Pomanti – Hammond organ
  • Tom Szczesniak – synthesizer, bass, keyboards
  • Vesta Williams- harmony vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Lightfoot except where noted.

  1. Stay Loose
  2. Morning Glory
  3. East of Midnight
  4. A Lesson in Love
  5. Anything for Love – Gordon Lightfoot, David Foster
  6. Let it Ride
  7. Ecstasy Made Easy
  8. You Just Gotta Be
  9. A Passing Ship
  10. I’ll Tag Along