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On May 8, 1988.

On May 8, 1989, Phish self-released “Junta” band’s debut album (cassette). It was recorded in 1988, at “Euphoria Sound Studios” in Revere, Massachusetts, and was produced by Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman.

Personnel:

  • Trey Anastasio – vocals, guitars
  • Page McConnell – vocals, keyboards
  • Mike Gordon – vocals, bass guitar
  • Jon Fishman – vocals, drums, trombone
  • Gordon Hookailo – engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Michael F. Mills – design
  • Jim Pollock – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Trey Anastasio, except where noted.

  1. Fee
  2. You Enjoy Myself
  3. Esther
  4. Golgi Apparatus – Trey Anastasio, Tom Marshall, Bob Szuter, Aaron Woolf
  5. Foam
  6. Dinner and a Movie – Trey Anastasio, Steve Pollak
  7. The Divided Sky
  8. David Bowie
  9. Fluffhead – Trey Anastasio, Steve Pollak
  10. Fluff’s Travels
  • Part 1: Fluff’s Travels
  • Part 2: The Chase
  • Part 3: Who do? We do!
  • Part 4: Clod
  • Part 5: Bundle of Joy
  • Part 6: Arrival 11. Contact – Mike Gordon

On May 3, 1988.

On May 3, 1988, “Virgin” label released the self-titled, debut When in Rome album. It was recorded in 1987, and produced by Michael Brauer, Ben Rogan and Richard James Burgess.

Personnel:

  • Clive Farrington – vocals
  • Andrew Mann – vocals
  • Michael Floreale – keyboards, piano, backing vocals
  • J.J. Belle – guitar
  • Michael Thompson – guitar
  • Phil Spalding – bass
  • Richard James Burgess – keyboards
  • Mike Timoney – keyboards
  • David Ervin – keyboards, drum programming
  • Preston Heyman – drums
  • Martin Ditcham – percussion
  • Robin Jones – percussion
  • Tony Charles – steel drums
  • Mark Chandler, Richard Edwards, Kevin Robinson – brass
  • Ian Gardiner – brass arrangements
  • Nick Ingman – string arrangements
  • Larry Stabbins – saxophone
  • Maxi Anderson – backing vocals
  • Rose Stone – backing vocals
  • Chris Fuhrman, Teri Reed – engineer
  • Martin Horenburg, Alex Rodriquez – assistant engineer
  • Michael Bauer – mixing
  • Tom Baker, Dan Hersch – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Clive Farrington, Michael Floreale and Andrew Mann..

  1. The Promise
  2. Heaven Knows
  3. Something Going On
  4. I Can’t Stop
  5. If Only
  6. Sight of Your Tears
  7. Wide, Wide Sea
  8. Child’s Play
  9. Total Devotion
  10. Everything

On March 23, 1999.

On March 23, 1999, “Metal Blade” album released “Day for Night”, the fourth Spock’s Beard studio album. It was recorded in 1998, and was produced by Neal Morse, Alan Morse, Dave Meros, Nick D’Virgilio and Ryo Okumoto.

Personnel:

  • Neal Morse – lead vocals, piano, all synths, acoustic guitar
  • Alan Morse – vocals, electric guitar, Mellotron
  • Dave Meros – vocals, bass
  • Nick D’Virgilio – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Ryo Okumoto – Hammond organ, mellotron
  • John Garr – saxophone
  • Joy Worland – French horn
  • Eric Brenton, Tom Tally, John Krovoza – string section
  • Byron House – string bass, cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Neal Morse, except where noted.

  1. Day for Night
  2. Gibberish
  3. Skin
  4. The Distance to the Sun
  5. Crack the Big Sky
  6. The Gypsy
  7. Can’t Get It Wrong – Nick D’Virgilio, Alan Morse, Neal Morse
  8. The Healing Colors of Sound
  9. The Healing Colors of Sound Pt. 1
  10. My Shoes
  11. Mommy Comes Back
  12. Ley It Down
  13. The Healing Colors of Sound Pt. 2
  14. My Shoes (revisited)

On March 7, 1988.

On March 7, 1988, Thomas Gordon Huntley died aged 62. He was musician (guitar, steel guitar), recorded and performed with many artists including The Black Stetson Boys, George Brown’s Alabama Hayriders, The Saddletramps, Dougie Dee and the Dee Men, Keith Christmas, Cliff Richard, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Clodagh Rodgers, Barbara Dickson, The Pretty Things and Fairport Convention, but was best known as member of  Matthews Southern Comfort.

On March 4, 1989.

On March 4, 1989, “London” label released “The Big Area”, the second Then Jerico album. It was recorded in 1988, at “The Manor”, “Olympic” “Abbey Road” “Townhouse” and “Air” in UK, “Sunset Sound”, “Westlake”, Summa”, “Sound Castle” and “The Hit Factory” in USA, and was produced by Rhett Davies and Peter Henderson.

Personnel:

  • Mark Shaw – vocals
  • Chris Youdell – keyboards
  • Robert Downes – guitar
  • Scott Taylor – rhythm guitar
  • Jason Stainthorpe – bass guitar
  • Steve Wren – drums, percussion
  • Belinda Carlisle – background vocals
  • Charles Judge – keyboards
  • Paul Buckmaster – string arrangements
  • John Brough – engineer
  • Peter Henderson – engineer
  • Richard Sullivan – engineer

Track listing:

All lyrics by Mark Shaw, all music by Mark Shaw, Chris Youdell, Robert Downes, Scott Taylor, Jason Stainthorpe and Steve Wren, except where noted.

  1. Big Area
  2. What Does It Takes – Sandy Stuart, David Munday
  3. You Ought to Know
  4. Song for the Brokenhearted
  5. Darkest Hour – Mark Shaw, Scott Taylor, Chris Youdell
  6. Reeling
  7. Where You Lie
  8. Sugar Box
  9. Helpless
  10. Under Fire

On March 3, 1991.

On March 1, 1991, “Wax Trax” label released “Love’s Secret Domain”, the third Coil studio album. It was recorded January 1988 – October 1990, and was produced by John Balance, Peter Christopherson and Danny Hyde.

Personnel:

  • John Balance – vocals, organ, keyboards, synthesizer, bass, violin
  • Peter Christopherson – keyboards, sybthesizer, cornet, sampler, electronics
  • Marc Almond – vocals
  • Annie Anxiety Bandez – vocals
  • Mike McEvoy – keyboards
  • Charles Hayward – drums
  • Juan Ramirez – Spanish guitar
  • Cyrung – didgeridoo
  • Andrew Davies – violin
  • Clive Dobbins – violin
  • Gini Ball – violin
  • Sally Herbert – violin
  • Sue Dench – viola
  • Jos Pook – viola
  • Audrey Riley – cello
  • Jane Fenton – cello
  • Julia Girdwood – oboe
  • Billy McGee – orchestra
  • Rose McDowall – backing vocals
  • Danny Hyde – programming, engineering

Track listing:

All lyrics by John Balance, all music by John Balance and Peter Christopherson.

  1. Disco Hospital
  2. Teenage Lightning
  3. Windowpane
  4. The Snow
  5. Dark River
  6. Further Back and Faster
  7. Titan Arch
  8. Chaostrophy
  9. Love’s Secret Domain

On January 26, 1988.

On January 26, 1988, “Warner Bros” label released “Skyscraper”, the second David Lee Roth studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “Capitol Studios” in Hollywood, “Stucco Blue Studios” in Sylmar, “Smoketree Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by David Lee Roth and Steve Vai.

Personnel:

  • David Lee Roth – vocals, concept, cover design
  • Steve Vai – guitar, horn, engineer
  • Billy Sheehan – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Gregg Bissonette – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Brett Tuggle – keyboards, programming, backing vocals
  • Gary Falcone – backing vocals
  • Joe Pizzulo – backing vocals
  • Tommy Funderburk – backing vocals
  • Tom Kelly – backing vocals
  • John Batdorf – backing vocals
  • Magic Moreno – backing vocals
  • Dr. Funk, PhD – bass synthesizer
  • Todd Grace, Richie Raposa – programming, keyboard programming
  • Magic Moreno – engineer, mixing
  • Gary Wagner – engineer
  • Doug Parry – engineer
  • Paul Levy – engineer
  • Steve Holroyd – engineer
  • Marnie Riley – engineer
  • Stephen Shelton – engineer
  • Bob Cats – mixing
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Pete Angelus – concept, cover design
  • Vigon Seireeni – artwork
  • Gina Vivona – artwork
  • Galen Rowell – photography
  • Eddie Anderson – personal assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by David Lee Roth and Steve Vai, except where noted.

  1. Knucklebones – Gregg Bissonette, Matt Bissonette, David Lee Roth
  2. Just Like Paradise – David Lee Roth, Brett Tuggle
  3. The Bottom Line
  4. Skyscraper
  5. Damn Good
  6. \Hot Dog and a Shake
  7. Stand Up – David Lee Roth, Brett Tuggle
  8. Hina
  9. Perfect Timing – David Lee Roth, Brett Tuggle
  10. Two Fools a Minute

On December 2, 1988.

On January 2, 1988, “Stony Plain Records” label released Labour Day”, the third Spirit of the West album. It was recorded in 1988, and was produced by Danny Greenspoon, John Mann, Geoffrey Kelly, and Hugh McMillan.

Personnel:

  • John Mann – vocals, guitar, arranger
  • Geoffrey Kelly – lead and backing vocals, flute, bodhran, harmonica, whistle, arranger, engineer
  • Hugh McMillan – bass, mandolin, synthesizer, Chapman stick, backing vocals, arranger
  • Alan Prosser – electric guitar
  • John Jones – melodeon
  • Jim McGillveray – percussion
  • James Jay Knutson – arranger
  • Marcel Duperreault – assistant engineer
  • Steve Smith – mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by John Mann, Geoffrey Kelly, and Hugh McMillan.

  1. Darkhouse (Reel: The Connaughtman’s Rambles)
  2. Political
  3. Profiteers
  4. The Hounds that Wait Outside Your Door
  5. Runboy (Reel: The Banshee)
  6. Drinking Man (Reel: The Hunter’s Purse)
  7. Expensive/Cinema of Pain
  8. Gottingen Street
  9. Take it From the Source

On December 13, 1988.

On December 13, 1988, “Columbia” label released “The Best Years of Our Lives”, the eighteenth Neil Diamond studio album. It was recorded in 1988, at “Chartmaker Studios”, “Lion Share Recording Studios”, “Village Recorders”, “Ocean Way Recording” in Los Angeles, “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, “Omnisound Recording Studios” in Nashville, “Seacost Sound” in Victoria, British Columbia, and was produced by David Foster.

Personnel:

  • Neil Diamond – lead vocals
  • Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Renée Geyer, Richard Page – backing vocals
  • Richard Bennett – acoustic guitar
  • Dean Parks – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Michael Landau, Steve Lukather – electric guitar
  • Mike Brignardello, Reinie Press – bass guitar
  • Tris Imboden, Paul Leim, Carlos Vega – drums
  • Michael Boddicker, Robbie Buchanan, David Foster, Tom Hensley, Alan Lindgren, Michael Omartian, David Paich – keyboards
  • Rick Bowen, Rhett Lawrence, Kevin Maloney – synthesizer programming
  • Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Dan Higgins, Bill Reichenbach Jr., Larry Williams – horns
  • David Foster, Jerry Hey – horn arrangements
  • Jeremy Lubbock – string arrangements
  • David Foster – arranger
  • Sam Cole, Chris Earthy – production coordination
  • Ned Brown, Barry Cardinale, Larry E. Williams, Alison Zanetos – production assistant
  • Jeffrey Woodruff – engineer
  • Jesse Kanner, Ray Pyle, Dave Reitzas – engineer assistant
  • Humberto Gatica – mixing
  • Mauricio Guerrero, Laura Livingston – mixing assistant
  • George Marino – mastering
  • David Kirschner – art direction, design
  • Beverley Lazor-Bahr – additional design
  • Matthew Rolston – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Diamond, except where noted.

  1. The Best Years of Our Lives
  2. Hard Times for Lovers
  3. This Time – Neil Diamond, David Foster, Jeremy Lubbock
  4. Everything’s Gonna Be Fine – Neil Diamond, Weldon Dean Parks
  5. Hooked on the Memory of You
  6. Take Care of Me – Neil Diamond, David Foster
  7. Baby Can I Hold You – Tracy Chapman
  8. Carmelita’s Eyes – Neil Diamond, David Foster
  9. Courtin’ Disaster – Neil Diamond, David Foster
  10. If I Couldn’t See You Again
  11. Long Hard Climb – Neil Diamond, Tom Hensley, Alan Lindgren

On December 6, 1949.

On December 6, 1949, Huddie William Ledbetter aka Lead Belly died aged 61. He was musician (guitar, piano, mandolin, harmonica, violin, windjammer), regarded as one of the pioneers of the blues and folk music. His songs covered a wide range of genres including folk, blues, and gospel, some of them like “Goodnight, Irene”, “Midnight Special”, “Cotton Fields”, and “Boll Weevil” became standards, and influenced generations of musicians. In 1988, Lead Belly was posthumously inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and in 2008 in the “Louisiana Music Hall of Fame”.