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On January 24, 1989.

On January 24, 1989, “Def American” label released the self-titled, debut Masters of Reality album. It was recorded 1988 – 1989, at “Atlantic Studios”, “Chung King Studios”, “Platinum Isle” in New York City, “Sound City Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Rick Rubin.

Personnel:

  • Chris Goss– vocals, guitar
  • Tim Harrington – lead guitar
  • Googe – bass
  • Vinnie Ludovico – drums
  • Owl – additional keyboards
  • David Bianco – engineer, mix engineer
  • Steve Ett – engineer
  • Brian Jenkins – assistant engineer
  • John Leamy– cover painting

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Goss and Tim Harrington.

  1. Theme for the Scientist of the Invisible
  2. Domino
  3. The Blue Garden
  4. Gettin’ High
  5. The Candy Song
  6. Magical Spell
  7. The Eyes of Texas
  8. Sleep Walkin’
  9. Lookin’ to Get Rite
  10. John Brown
  11. Kill the King
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In December 1988.

In December 1988, “ACL” label released “Ra”, the fourteenth Eloy album. It was recorded in 1988, and was produced by Frank Bornemann.

Personnel:

  • Frank Bornemann– lead vocals, guitar
  • Michael Gerlach – keyboards, bass synthesizer, drums
  • Achim Gieseler – keyboards
  • Stefan Höls – bass, backing vocals
  • Darryl van Raalte – freetless bass
  • Paul Harriman – bass
  • Anette Stangenberg – lead vocals
  • Diana Baden – whispers
  • Tommy Newton – guitars
  • Udo Dahmen – drums
  • Sue Wist – vocal intro
  • Fritz Hilpert – engineering, mixing

Track list

All tracks written by Frank Bornemann and Michael Gerlach, except where noted.

  1. Voyager of the Future Race
  2. Sensations
  3. Dreams
  4. Invasion of a Megaforce – Frank Bornemann, Achim Gieseler
  5. Rainbow – Frank Bornemann, Achim Gieseler
  6. Hero

 

In November 1988.

In November 1988, “Factory” label released “Bummed”, the second Happy Mondays album. It was recorded in August 1988, at “Slaughterhouse” in Great Driffeld, East Yorkshire, ”Strawberry Studios” in Stockport, Greater Manchester, and was produced by Martin Hannett.

Personnel:

  • Shaun Ryder– vocals
  • Paul “Horse” Ryder– bass
  • Mark “Cow” Day– guitar
  • Paul Davis– keyboards
  • Gary Whelan– drums
  • Mark “Bez” Berry– Bez
  • Dave Hassell – percussion
  • Steve Hopkins- piano
  • Horseman – banjo
  • The Slaughterhouse, Colin Richardson, John Spence, John Pennington, Strawberry, Laurence Diana – engineers
  • Central Station Design – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Shaun Ryder, Paul Ryder, Mark Day, Gary Whelan and Mark Berry, except where noted.

  1. Country Song
  2. Moving in With
  3. Mad Cyril – opens with the line “We’ve Been Courteous”
  4. Fat Lady Wrestlers
  5. Performance
  6. Brain Dead – Ryder’s opening “You’re rendering that scaffolding dangerous!” is a quote from the movie “Gimme Shelter”
  7. Wrote for Luck
  8. Bring a Friend
  9. Do It Better
  10. Lazy Itis – the song borrows from “Ticket to Ride” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and nods to “Family Affair” and “Gonna Make You a Star” by David Essex

 

On November 1, 1988.

On November 1, 1988, “Virgin” label released “Greed”, the second Ambitious Lovers album. It was recorded in 1988, at “Skyline Studios”, “Creative Audio Recording”, “Platinum Island”, “Nas Nuvens” in Rio De Janeiro, “Cianni Musica” in New York City, and was produced by Peter Scherer.

Personnel:

  • Arto Lindsay– vocals, guitar
  • Peter Scherer – keyboards, synthesizer bass, drum programming, sampling
  • Joey Baron– drums
  • K. Dyson – backing vocals
  • Bill Frisell– guitar
  • Gail Lou – backing vocals
  • Vernon Reid– guitar
  • Naná Vasconcelos– percussion, vocals
  • John Zorn– saxophone
  • Knut Bohn, Vitor Farias, Eric Hurtig, Francis Manzella – additional recording
  • Ed Brooks, John Cicchitti, Oz Fritz, UE Nastasi, Dary Sulich – assistant engineering
  • Keith Freedman – assistant engineering, additional recording
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Roger Moutenot – assistant engineering, mixing, recording
  • Paula Zanes – art direction, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Arto Lindsay and Peter Scherer, except  where noted.

  1. Copy Me
  2. Privacy
  3. Caso
  4. King
  5. Omotesando
  6. Too Far
  7. Love Overlap
  8. Admit It
  9. Steel Wood
  10. Para Não Contrariar Voce – Paulinho da Viola.
  11. Quasi You
  12. It Only Has to Happen Once
  13. Dot Stuff

On July 11, 1988.

On July 11, 1988,“Polydor” label released “Wings of Heaven” the seventh Magnum studio album. It was recorded 1987 – 1988, at “Wisseloord Studios” in Hilversum, Netherlands, and was produced by Albert Boekholt, Bob Catley, Tony Clarkin, Wally Lowe, Mark Stanway and Mickey Barker.

Personnel:

  • Bob Catley — vocals
  • Tony Clarkin – guitar
  • Wally Lowe – bass guitar
  • Mark Stanway – keyboards
  • Mickey Barker – drums
  • Attie Bauw – Fairlight rogrammer
  • The London Gospel Choir – backing vocals
  • Max Werner – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony Clarkin.

  1. Days of No Trust
  2. Wild Swan
  3. Start Talking Love
  4. One Step Away
  5. It Must Have Been Love
  6. Different Worlds
  7. Pray for the Day
  8. Don’t Wake the Lion (Too Old To Die Young)

 

On June 26, 1989.

On June 26, 1989, “Epic” label released the debut, self-titled Bad English album. It was recorded 1988 – 1989, at “One on One Recording Studios”, “A&M Studios”, “Conway Studios”, “Secret Sound L.A”. and “Pacific Sound”, and was produced by Richie Zito. The album was certified Platinum ion US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • John Waite- lead vocals
  • Neal Schon- lead and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain- keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Ricky Phillips- bass, backing vocals
  • Deen Castronovo- drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Phil Kaffel – engineer, mixing
  • Mike Fraser– mixing
  • George Marino- mastering

Track listing:

  1. Best of What I Go – John Waite, Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon
  2. Heaven Is a 4 Letter Word – Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, John Waite, Mark Spiro
  3. Possession – John Waite, Jonathan Cain, Ricky Phillips
  4. Forget Me Not – John Waite, Jonathan Cain, Mark Spiro
  5. When I See You Smile – Diane Warren
  6. Tough Times Don’t Last – Jonathan Cain, David Roberts, John Waite
  7. Ghost in Your Heart – John Waite, Martin Page, Jonathan Cain
  8. Price of Love – John Waite, Jonathan Cain
  9. Ready When You Are – Jonathan Cain, John Waite, Neal Schon, Todd Cerney
  10. Lay Down – John Waite, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain
  11. The Restless Ones – John Waite, Jonathan Cain, Ricky Phillips
  12. Rockin; Horse – Neal Schon, John Waite, Jonathan Cain
  13. Don’t Walk Away – Andy Hill, Peter Sinfield

On May 23, 1988.

On May 23, 1988, “Blackheart” label released “Up Your Alley”, the sixth Joan Jett and the Blackhearts studio album. It was recorded in 1988 and was produced by Kenny Laguna, Ric Browde and Desmond Child.

Personnel:

  • Joan Jett– lead vocals; guitars
  • Ricky Byrd – lead guitars
  • Thommy Price– drums
  • Kasim Sulton– bass guitar
  • The Uptown Horns:
    • Crispin Choe – baritone saxophone
    • Arno Hecht – tenor saxophone
    • Paul Litteral – trumpet
    • Robert Funk – trombone
  • Ronnie Lawson – keyboards
  • Mick Taylor– guitar solo
  • Frank Carillo– guitar; backing vocals
  • Kenny Laguna– various instruments; backing vocals
  • Desmond Child, Chuck Kentis, Louie Merlino, Paul Carrizzo – backing vocals
  • Thom Panunzio– associate producer; engineer; mixer
  • Jay Healy – engineer; mixer
  • Arthur Payson, James A. Ball, John Aiosa – engineer
  • Andrew Spigleman, David Cook, Rich Travali, Roger Talkov, Scott Forman, Teddy Trewhella, Thom Cadley – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering

Track listing:

  1. I Hate Myself for Loving You – Joan Jett, Desmond Child
  2. Ridin’ with James Dean – Joan Jett, Ricky Byrd, Ric Browde
  3. Little Liar – Joan Jett, Desmond Child
  4. Tulane – Chuck Berry
  5. I Wanna Be Your Dog – Dave Alexander, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Iggy Pop
  6. I Still Dream About You – Joan Jett, Ricky Bird, Gary Rottger
  7. You Want In, I Want Out – Joan Jett, Desmond Child
  8. Just Like in the Movies – Joan Jett, Ric Browde, Ricky Byrd, Kenny Laguna
  9. Desire – Joan Jett, Diane Warren, Kenny Laguna
  10. Back It Up – Joan Jett, Ricky Bird, Ric Browde
  11. Play That Song Again – Joan Jett, Ricky Bird, Frank Carillo