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On April 6, 1987.

On April 6, 1987, “CBS” label released “Raindancing”, the second Alison Moyet studio album. It was recorded 1986 – 1987, and was produced by Jimmy Iovine, Jess Bailey, Alison Moyet, Joseph Hughes, David Freeman and Jean Guiot.

Personnel:

  • Alison Moyet – vocals, mixing
  • Dave Freeman – vocals
  • Mike Shipley – associate producer
  • Joe Chiccarelli, John Fryer, Robert de la Garza, Mark Desisto – recording engineer
  • Jess Bailey, Scott Litt, Mike Shipley, Humberto Gatica – mixing
  • Vladimir “Vlado” Meller – mastering
  • Richard Houghton – sleeve photography
  • Rob O’Connor (Stylorouge) – design, art direction

Track listing:

  1. Weak in the Presence of Beauty – Michael Ward, Rob Clarke
  2. Ordinary Girl – Alison Moyet, Jess Bailey, Rick Driscoll
  3. You Got me Wrong – Alison Moyet
  4. Without You – Alison Moyet
  5. Sleep Like Breathing – David Freeman, Joseph Hughes
  6. Is This Love – Alison Moyet, Jean Guiot
  7. Blow Wind Blow – Alison Moyet, Jess Bailey
  8. Glorious Love – Alison Moyet, Jess Bailey, Rick Driscoll
  9. When I Say (No Giveaway) – Alison Moyet, Jess Bailey, Rick Driscoll
  10. Stay – Alison Moyet, Jess Bailey, Rick Driscoll

 

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On April 5, 1988.

On April 5, 1988, “Epic” label released “Stronger Than Pride”, the third Sade studio album. It was recorded 1987 – 1988, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas; “Studio Marcadet” in Paris, and “Studio Miraval” in Le Val, France, and was produced by Mike Pela, Ben Rogan, Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman and Paul S. Denman.

Personnel:

  • Sade Adu– vocals
  • Andrew Hale – keyboards
  • Stuart Matthewman– guitar, saxophone
  • Paul S. Denman– bass
  • James McMillan – trumpet
  • Leroy Osbourne – vocals
  • Gavyn Wright– solo violin
  • Martin Ditcham– drums, percussion
  • Gordon Hunte – guitar
  • Jake Jacas – trombone
  • Nick Ingman– string arrangements
  • Olivier de Bosson, Alain Lubrano, Vince McCartney, Melanie West – assistant engineering
  • Mike Pela– co-production, engineering
  • Herb Powers, Jr. – mastering
  • Ben Rogan – co-production, engineering
  • Franck Segarra – assistant engineering
  • Jean-Christophe Vareille – assistant engineering
  • Levon Parian – cover photograph
  • Toshi Yajima – inlay photograph
  • Graham Smith – artwork, design

Track listing:

  1. Love Is Stronger Than Pride – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  2. Paradise – Sade Adu. Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman, Paul S.Denman
  3. Nothing Can Come Between Us – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  4. Haunt Me – Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman
  5. Turn My Back on You – Sade Adu. Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  6. Keep Looking – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale
  7. Clean Heart – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  8. Give It Up – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  9. I Never Thought I’d See the Day – Sade Adu, Leroy Osbourne
  10. Siempre Hay Esperanza – Sade Adu, Leroy Osbourne, Stuart Matthewman

On April 5, 1988.

On April 5, 1988, “Virgin” label released “Conscious Party”, the third Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers album. It was recorded 1987 – 1988, at “Sigma Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth. In 1989, “Conscious Party” won “Grammy Award” for Best Reggae album.

Personnel:

  • Ziggy Marley- buitar, lead and background vocals
  • Rita Marley- background Vocals
  • Jerry Harrison- Hammond organ
  • Cedella Marley – background vocals
  • Mulu Gessesse – guitar
  • Zeleke Gessesse – bass
  • Stephen Marley– lead and background vocals
  • Dereje Makonnen – keyboards
  • Sharon Marley Pendergast – background vocals
  • Lenny Pickett- clarinet, piccolo, saxophone, contrabass
  • Gary Pozner – keyboards
  • Melaku Retta – keyboards
  • Keith Richards- lead guitar
  • Mark Roule – tambourine
  • Asrat Aemro Selassie – percussion, bongos, conga, tambourine, background vocals, vibraslap, cabassa, wood block
  • Earl “Chinna” Smith- guitar
  • Raphael W’Mariam – drums, timbales
  • Franklyn “Bubbler” Waul – keyboards
  • Laura Weymouth – background vocals
  • Tina Weymouth- background vocals
  • Glenn Rosenstein – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Ziggy Marley except where noted

  1. Conscious Party
  2. Lee and Molly
  3. Tomorrow People
  4. New Love
  5. Tumblin’ Down – Tyrone Downie, Ziggy Marley
  6. We a Guh Some Weh
  7. A Who a Say – Ziggy Marley, Steve Marley
  8. Have You Ever Been to Hell
  9. We Propose
  10. What’s True
  11. Dreams of Home

 

In February 1988.

In February 1988, “Demon” label released “Pinker and Prouder Than Previous”, the seventh Nick Lowe studio album. It was recorded 1987 – 1988, at “Arlyn Studios” in Austin, Texas; “Power Plant Studios” and “Westside Studios” in London, “Rockfield Studios” in Wales, and was produced by Nick Lowe, Colin Fairley and Dave  Edmunds.

Personnel:

  • Nick Lowe – vocals, guitar, bass
  • Paul Carrack– organ, piano
  • John Hiatt, Mickey Gee– guitar
  • Geraint Watkins– keyboards
  • John David, Paul Bassman – bass
  • Kim Wilson– harmonica
  • Martin Belmont – electric guitar
  • Bobby Irwin – drums, background vocals
  • Pete Thomas, Terry Williams– drums
  • Jimmie Vaughan– electric guitar
  • Keith Morris– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Nick Lowe, except where noted.

  1. (You’re My) Wildest Dream
  2. Crying in My Sleep
  3. Big Hair
  4. Love Gets Strange – John Hiatt
  5. I Got the Love
  6. Black Lincoln Continental – Graham Parker
  7. Cry It Out
  8. Lovers Jamboree – Nick Lowe, Paul Carrack
  9. Geisha Girl – Lawton Williams
  10. Wishing Well
  11. Big Big Love – Ray Carroll, Wynn Stewart

In February 1988.

In February 1988, “Virgin” label released “Falling Up”, the thirteenth Kevin Ayers studio album. It was recorded May – June 1987, at “Track Studios” in Madrid, Spain, and was produced by Colin Fairley.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers– guitar, vocals, harmonica, percussion
  • Ollie Halsall– guitar, keyboards, drums, bass, backing vocals
  • Luis Dulzaides – congas
  • Marcelo Carlos Fuentes – bass
  • Javier Paxariño – soprano saxophone
  • Nete – drums
  • Tony Vazquez – drums, bongos
  • Pablo Salinas – piano
  • Miguel Herrero – guitars
  • El Reverendo – Hammond organ
  • Charles J. Beale, Chuck C’ Note Brown, Patt Patterson, Andrea Bronston, Mary Jameson – backing vocals
  • Eugenio Muñoz – engineer
  • David De La Torre – assistant enginee

Track listing:

  1. (Another)Saturday Night (In Deya) – Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall
  2. Flying Start – Mike Oldfield
  3. The Best We Have – Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall
  4. Another Rolling Stone – Kevin Ayers, Marvin Siau
  5. Do You Believe – Kevin Ayers
  6. That’s What We Did (Today) – Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall
  7. Night Fighters – Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall
  8. Am I Really Marcel? – Kevin Ayers

In January 1988.

In January 1988, “Dossier” label released “State of Mind”, the second Front Line Assembly studio album. It was recorded in August 1987, and was produced by Michael Balch.

Personnel:

  • Bill Leeb– mixing, vocals
  • Michael Balch – mixing
  • Dave Ogilvie– editing
  • Manfred Schiek – sleeve design

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Leeb.

  1. First Reprisal
  2. Consequence
  3. Burnt Soul
  4. Testimony
  5. Landslide
  6. Terminal Power
  7. Malignant Fracture
  8. Resistance
  9. Sustain Upright
  10. Sustain Upright
  11. No Tomorrow
  12. And They Shall Bow

In January 1988.

In January 1988, “Columbia / Legacy” label released “Never Die Young”, the twelfth James Taylor album. It was recorded in 1987, and was produced by Don Grolnick.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor – guitar, vocals
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Rosemary Butler– vocals
  • Dan Dugmore– banjo, pedal steel guitar
  • Don Grolnick– piano
  • Lani Groves– backing vocals
  • David Lasley– vocals
  • Jay Leonhart– bass
  • Bob Mann– guitar
  • Arnold McCuller– vocals
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • Mark O’Connor– violin
  • Bill Payne– keyboards
  • Leland Sklar– bass
  • Greg “Fingers” Taylor– harmonica
  • Carlos Vega– drums, percussion
  • James Farber – recording and mix engineer
  • Don Rodenbach – assistant engineer
  • Edd Kolakowski – guitar and piano technician, production assistant
  • Rhonda Schoen – digital editing
  • Greg Calbi– mastering engineer
  • Robby Kilgore and Clifford Carter – synthesizer programming
  • Jim Brandenburg– wolf photos
  • Rudy Molacek – James Taylor photo
  • Marc Balet – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor, except where noted.

  1. Never Die Young
  2. T-Bone – Bill Payne, James Taylor
  3. Baby Boom Baby – James Taylor, Zachary Wiesner
  4. Runaway Boy
  5. Valentine’s Day
  6. Sun on the Moon
  7. Sweet Potato Pie
  8. Home by Another Way – Timothy Mayer, James Taylor
  9. Letter in the Mail
  10. First of May