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In June 1985.

In June 1985, “Warner Bros” label released “B-Movie Matinee”, the second Nile Rodgers studio album. It was recorded in 1985, at “The Power Station” and “Atlantic Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Nile Rodgers and Tommy “Rock” Jymi.

Personnel:

  • Nile Rodgers – lead and backing vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Alfa Anderson – lead and backing vocals
  • Frank Simms, George Simms, David Spinner, Curtis King – backing vocals
  • Tommy Jymi, Rob Sabino – keyboards
  • Jimmy Bralower – guitars, bass, drums
  • James Farber – recording, mixing
  • Eric Mahler – second engineer
  • Bobby Warner, Malcolm Pollack, Josh Abbey – additional engineers
  • Steve Rinkoff, Dave Greenberg, Ira McLaughlin, Dan Nash – additional second engineers
  • Joe Sidore, Gus “Nan Desuka” Skinas – digital engineering
  • Budd Tunnick, Kevin Jones – production managers
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Mick Haggerty – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Nile Rodgers, except where noted.

  1. Plan-9 – Nile Rodgers, Jimmy Bralower
  2. State Your Mind – Martin Celay
  3. The Face in The Window – Eric Lowen, Rick Boston, Dan Navarro
  4. Doll Squad
  5. Let’s Go Out Tonight
  6. Groove Master
  7. Wavelength
  8. Stay Out Of The Light

On June 27, 1995.

On June 27, 1995, “Avex” label released “Mirror Mirror”, the eleventh and final 10cc album. It was recorded 1975, 1985, 1981, and was produced by Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman, Adrian Lee and Rod Gammons.

Personnel:

  • Eric Stewart — lead and backing vocals, lead guitar, keyboards, percussion
  • Graham Gouldman — lead and backing vocals, guitars, bass guitar, percussion, mandolin
  • Rick Fenn — lead guitar
  • Steve Pigott — keyboard, drum programming
  • Gary Wallis — drums, percussion
  • Kevin Godley — bass drum, musical box, backing vocals
  • Lol Creme — grand piano, backing vocals
  • Adrian Lee — bass, programming, arrangements, keyboard, brass section, percussion, accordion, vibes, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Paul McCartney — rhythm guitar, strings, electric piano, frogs, crickets, percussion
  • Andrew Gold — lead and backing vocals
  • Ian Thomas — drums
  • Gary Barnacle — saxophone
  • Peter Thoms — trombone
  • Lise Aferiat, Nicola Burton – violin
  • Chris Goldscheider – viola
  • Patrick Jones – cello
  • Andrew Hines – cello

Track listing:

  1. Yvonne’s the One – Paul McCartney, Eric Stewart
  2. Code of Silence – Eric Stewart
  3. Blue Bird – Graham Gouldman
  4. Age of Consent – Eric Stewart
  5. Take This Woman – Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldon
  6. The Monkey and the Onion – Graham Gouldman, Tim Rice
  7. Everything Is Not Enough – Eric Stewart
  8. Ready to Go Home – Andrew Gold, Graham Gouldman
  9. Grow Old with Me – Graham Gouldman
  10. Margo Wants the Mustard – Eric Stewart
  11. Peace in Our Time – Graham Gouldman, Steve Pigott
  12. Why Did I Break Your Heart – Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
  13. Now You’re Gone – Graham Gouldman
  14. I’m Not in Love (acoustic version 95’) – Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman

On June 25, 1990.

On June 25, 1990, “4AD” label released “Livonia”, the debut His Name Is Alive album. It was recorded 1985 – 1990, at “Graceland Studios” in New Boston, Michigan, and Warren Defever’s house in Livonia, Michigan, and was produced by Warren Defever, Ivo Watts-Russell, and John Fryer.

Personnel:

  • Warren Defever – guitars, basses, samples
  • Karin Oliver – vocals
  • Angie Carozzo – vocals
  • Jymn Auge – guitar
  • Tracy – bassoon
  • Damian Lang – percussion
  • Ivo Watts-Russell, John Fryer – mixing
  • Vaughan Oliver/v23 – art direction, design
  • Chris Bigg – design assistance
  • Beverly Carruthers – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Warren Defever, Karin Oliver, Angie Carozzo, Jymn Auge, Tracy and Damian Lang.

  1. As We Could Ever
  2. e-nicole
  3. If July
  4. Some and I
  5. fossil
  6. E-Nicole
  7. Caroline’s Supposed Demon
  8. Fossil
  9. reincarnation
  10. You and I Have Seizures
  11. How Ghosts Affect Relationships
  12. Darkest Dreams

On May 26, 1986.

On May 26, 1986, “America/Smash Records” label released “Class of ’55: Memphis Rock & Roll Homecoming”, album by Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and Johnny Cash. it was recorded in September 1985, at “Sun Studio” and “American Studio” in Memphis, and was produced by Chips Moman.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash — vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Carl Perkins — vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
  • Jerry Lee Lewis — vocals, piano
  • Roy Orbison — vocals
  • Jack Clement, Marty Stuart — guitar, background vocals
  • Reggie Young, Bob Wootton, Kenneth Lovelace, J.R. Cobb — guitar
  • Memphis Strings — strings
  • Ace Cannon, Wayne Jackson, Jack Hale, Jr., Bob Lewin — horns
  • Bobby Emmons — keyboards, Synclavier
  • Mike Leech, Bob Moore — bass
  • Gene Chrisman, WS Holland, Buddy Harman — drums
  • Toni Wine, Paul Davis, Dan Penn, Rebecca Evans, Chips Moman, Reba Russell – backing vocals
  • Sam Philips, June Carter Cash, John Fogerty, Dave Edmunds, The Judds, Rick Nelson — backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Birth of Rock and Roll – Carl Perkins, Greg Perkins
  2. Sixteen Candles – Luther Dixon, Allyson Khent
  3. Class of ’55 – Chips Moman, Bobby Emmons
  4. Waymore’s Blues – Waylon Jennings, Curtis Buck
  5. We Remember the King – Paul Kennerly
  6. Coming Home – Roy Orbison, Will Jennings, J.D.Souther
  7. Rock and Roll (Fais Do Do) – Michael Smotherman
  8. Keep My Motor Running – Randy Bachman
  9. I Will Rock and Roll with You – Johnny Cash
  10. Big Train (From Memphis) – John Fogerty

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