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On September 20, 1985.

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

On August 15, 1989.

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

On July 1, 1985.

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

In January 1986.

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
  • Steve Fontano – engineer
  • Mike Mani – keyboards programming
  • 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

On January 7, 1985.

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

On December 18, 1984.

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

In November 1985.

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
  • Christoffer Warren-Green – leader of The Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Andrew Powell – orchestra arranged and conducted

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

On November 1, 2004.

On November 1, 2004, “Sony Music UK” label released “Lifeblood”, the seventh Manic Street Preachers studio album. It was recorded August 2003 – August 2004, at “Stir Studios” in Cardiff, Wales, “Looking Glass Studios” in New York, “Grouse Lodge” in Westmeath, Ireland, and was produced by Tony Visconti, Tom Elmhirst and Greg Haver.

Personnel:

  1. James Dean Bradfield – lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
  2. Sean Moore – drums, drum programming
  3. Nicky Wire – bass guitar
  4. Nick Nasmyth – keyboards
  5. Jeremy Shaw – keyboards
  6. Greg Haver – percussion
  7. Mario J. McNulty – engineer assistance
  8. Stefano Sofia – engineer assistance
  9. Steve Davis – engineer assistance
  10. Loz Williams – engineer assistance
  11. Tom Elmhirst – mixing
  12. Mark “Spike” Stent – mixing
  13. Farrow Design – art direction, artwork, design
  14. John Ross – sleeve photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Nicky Wire except where noted, all music by James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore.

  1. 1985
  2. The Love of Richard Nixon
  3. Empty Souls
  4. A Song for Departure
  5. I Live to Fall Asleep
  6. To Repel Ghosts
  7. Emily
  8. Glasnost
  9. Always/Never
  10. Solitude Sometimes Is
  11. Fragments – additional lyrics by Patrick Jones
  12. Cardiff Afterlife

In August 1985.

In August 1985, “Columbia” label released “The Rose of England”, the sixth Nick Lowe album. It was recorded 1984 – 1985, at “Eden Studios” in Acton, “Boathouse Studios” in Twickenham, London, and was produced by Nick Lowe, Colin Fairley and Huey Lewis.

Personnel:

  • Nick Lowe – vocals, bass, guitar
  • Martin Belmont – guitar
  • Paul Carrack – organ, bass, piano, backing vocals
  • Bobby Irwin – drums, backing vocals
  • Andrew Bodnar – bass
  • Nick Pentelow – tenor saxophone
  • Huey Lewis – harmonica, backing vocals
  • Mario Cipollina – bass
  • Johnny Colla – guitar, saxophone, backing vocals
  • Bill Gibson – drums, backing vocals
  • Chris Hayes – guitar, backing vocals
  • Sean Hopper – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Chris “Boothill” Thompson – banjo

Track klisting:

All tracks by Nick Lowe except where noted.

  1. Darlin’ Angel Eyes
  2. She Don’t Love Nobody – John Hiatt
  3. 7 Nights to Rock – Henry Glover, Louis Innis, Buck Trail
  4. Long Walk Back – Nick Lowe, Martin Belmont, Paul Carrack, Bobby Irwin
  5. The Rose of England
  6. Lucky Dog
  7. I Knew the Bride (When She Used to Rock & Roll)
  8. Indoor Fireworks – Elvis Costello
  9. (Hope to God) I’m Right
  10. I Can Be the One You Love
  11. Everyone – Gary Rue
  12. Bo Bo Skediddle – Webb Pierce, Wayne Walker

In August 1986.

In August 1986, “RCA” label released “Three Hearts in the Happy Ending Machine”, the second Daryl Hall studio album. It was recorded October 1985 – May 1986, and was produced by Daryl Hall, David A. Stewart and Tom “T-Bone” Wolk.

Personnel:

  • Daryl Hall – lead and backing vocals, guitar, mandolin, keyboards, drum programming
  • Ric Morcombe – guitar
  • G.E. Smith – guitar
  • Jamie West-Oram – guitar
  • David A. Stewart – guitar, drum programming
  • Robbie McIntosh – guitar
  • Robbie Kilgore – keyboards
  • Mike Klvana – keyboards, Synclavier programming
  • Patrick Seymour – keyboards, E-mu Emulator II sampling
  • Stephen Gillifant – E-mu Emulator II sampling
  • Tom “T-Bone” Wolk – bass guitar, guitar, mandolin
  • Tony Beard – drums, additional percussion
  • Michel De La Porte – percussion
  • Steve Ferrone – additional percussion
  • Olle Romo – additional percussion
  • Jimmy Bralower – drum programming
  • Manu Guiot – drum programming, engineer
  • Steve Harvey – drum programming
  • Bob Riley – drum programming
  • Lenny Pickett – saxophone
  • Dick Morrissey – saxophone solo
  • Michael Kamen – string arrangements, conductor
  • June Montana – additional backing vocals
  • Kate St. John – additional backing vocals
  • Bob Geldof – additional backing vocals
  • Joni Mitchell – additional backing vocals
  • Frank Filipetti – engineer
  • Jon Bavin – engineer
  • Frederick Defaye, Serge Pauchard – engineer assistant
  • Stephen Gallifent, Dick Beetham, Tim Burrell, Noah Baron, Ken Steiger, Paul Hamingson – engineer assistant
  • Bob Clearmountain – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Jeb Brien, Joe Stelmach – art direction, design
  • Cheryl Winser – hand tinting
  • Paul Elledge – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Daryl Hall, except where noted.

  1. Dreamer – Daryl Hall, John Beeby
  2. Only a Vision
  3. I Wasn’t Born Yesterday – Daryl Hall, David A. Stewart, Sara Allen
  4. Someone Like You
  5. Next Step – Daryl Hall, Tom “T-Bone” Wolk, Arthur Baker
  6. For You – Daryl Hall, Tom “T-Bone” Wolk
  7. Foolish Pride
  8. Right as Rain
  9. Let It Out – Daryl Hall, David A. Stewart
  10. What’s Gonna Happen to Us