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On April 13, 1993.

On April 13, 1993, “Virgin” label released “Taxi”, the eighth Bryan Ferry studio album. It was recorded 1988 – 1993, at “Matrix Studios” in London, and was produced by Bryan Ferry and Robin Trower.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry– lead vocals, piano, organ, witch, synthesizer, strings, art direction
  • Robin Trower– pin guitar, theme guitar, wah wah, pocket guitar, space guitar
  • Neil Hubbard– guitar, probe guitar, trace guitar, lead guitar, licks guitar, rhythm guitar
  • David E. Williams– rhythm guitar, hook, cat
  • Michael Brook– atmos guitar, lead guitar, infinite guitar
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Steve Ferrone– drums
  • Michael Giles– drums
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Steve Pearce – bass guitar
  • Greg Phillinganes– vibraphones, strings, synthesizer, harp
  • Chris Stainton– Hammond organ
  • David Sancious– Hammond organ
  • Andy Mackay– alto saxophone
  • Maceo Parker– alto saxophone
  • Mel Collins– tenor saxophone
  • Flaco Jiménez– accordion
  • Luís Jardim– percussion
  • Carleen Anderson– backing vocals
  • Richard T. Norris – programming
  • Richard T. Norris, Sven Taits – engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain– mixing
  • Nick de Ville – art direction
  • Anton Corbijn- photography

Track listing:

  1. I Put a Spell on You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  2. Will You Love Me Tomorrow – Carole King, Gerry Goffin
  3. Answer Me – Carl Sigman, Gerhard Winkler, Fred Rauch
  4. Just One Look – Doris Payne, Gregory Carroll
  5. Rescue Me – Carl Smith, Raynard Miner
  6. All Tomorrow’s Parties – Lou Reed
  7. Girl of My Best Friend – Sam Bobrick, Ross Butler
  8. Amazing Grace – John Newton
  9. Taxi – Homer Banks, Charles Brooks
  10. Because You’re Mine – Bryan Ferry
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On March 25, 1988.

On March 25, 1988, “Geffen” label released “To the Power of Three”, the debut 3 album. It was recorded in 1987, at “E-Zee Studios”, “West Side Studios” in London, and was produced by Carl Palmer and Robert Berry.

Personnel:

  • Keith Emerson– keyboards
  • Robert Berry– vocals, guitars, bass
  • Carl Palmer– drums
  • Suzie O’List – backing vocals
  • Kim Liatt J. Edwards – backing vocals
  • Lana Williams – backing vocals
  • David Thoener – mixing
  • Steve McNeill – engineering
  • Ian Remmer – engineering
  • Peter Jones – engineering
  • Nick Davis– engineering
  • Greg Fulginiti– mastering
  • The Cream Group, London – art direction
  • Mike Smallcombe – photography

Track listing:

  1. Talkin’ Bout – Robert Berry
  2. Lover to Lover – Keith Emerson, Robert Berry, Carl Palmer
  3. Chains – Sue Shifrin, Bob Marlette
  4. Desde la Vida
  • (I) La Vista – Keith Emerson, Robert Berry, Carl Palmer
  • (II) Frontera – Keith Emerson
  • (III) Sangre de Toro – Keith Emerson, Carl Palmer
  1. Eight Miles High – Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn, David Crosby
  2. Runaway – Robert Berry
  3. You Do or You Don’t – Robert Berry
  4. On My Way Home – Keith Emerson

 

On March 1, 1988.

On March 1, 1988, “Venture” label released “Plight & Premonition”, the first of two collaboration albums  between David Sylvian and Holger Czukay. It was recorded 1986–1987, Can Studio, Cologne, Germany, and was produced by David Sylvian and Holger Czukay.

Personnel:

  1. David Sylvian – electric guitar, keyboards, piano, vibraphone, harmonium
  2. Holger Czukay – organ, piano, shortwave radio, treatments
  3. Jaki Liebezeit– infra sound
  4. Karl Lippegaus– radio tuning
  5. Yuka Fujii – design, photography (assisted by Icon, London)
  6. Mekon – artwork

Track listing:

All track by David Sylvian and Holger Czukay.

  1. Plight (The Spiralling of Winter Ghosts)
  2. Premonition (Giant Empty Iron Vessel)

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

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