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On May 18, 1989.

On May 18, 1989, “Warner Bros” label released “Nearly Human”, the twelve Todd Rundgren album. It was recorded June 1988 – February 1989, at “Fantasy Studios” in Berkeley and “The Plant” in Sausalito, California, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren – guitar, arranger, artwork, typography
  • Brent Bourgeois– keyboards
  • Larry Tagg – bass guitar
  • Jimmy Pugh – Hammond organ
  • Roger Powell – synthesizer
  • Lyle Workman– guitar
  • Scott Mathews– vocals
  • Bobby Womack- vocals
  • Narada Michael Walden– choirmaster
  • Clarence Clemons- backing vocals
  • Byron Allred – keyboards
  • Michael Pluznick- congas, shekere and percussion
  • Paul Shaghoian – trumpet
  • Mike Rose – trumpet
  • John Tenney – strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren, except where noted.

  1. The Want of a Nail
  2. The Waiting Game
  3. Parallel Lines
  4. Two Little Hitlers – Elvis Costello
  5. Can’t Stop Running
  6. Unloved Children
  7. Fidelity
  8. Feel It – Todd Rundgren, The Tubes, Vince Welnick
  9. Hawking
  10. I Love my Life

 

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On April 27, 1989.

On April 27, 1989, “Arista” label released “Through the Storm”, the thirty-second Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded in 1988, and was produced by Narada Michael Walden, Walter Afanasieff, Arif Mardin, Joe Mardin and Aretha Franklin.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin– lead and backing vocals, piano, vocal engineer
  • James Brown – lead vocals
  • Elton John– lead vocals
  • Four Tops– lead and backing vocals
  • Whitney Houston– lead vocals
  • Walter Afanasieff– keyboards, synthesizer, programming
  • Kitty Beethoven – backing vocals
  • Chris Botti– trumpet
  • Margaret Branch – backing vocals
  • Mike Davis – trombone
  • George Devens – percussion
  • David Foster– piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizer
  • Siedah Garrett– backing vocals
  • Kenny G– saxophone
  • Greg Gigi Gonaway– cymbal
  • Louis Johnson– bass guitar
  • Reggie Griffin – guitar
  • Kenneth Hitchcock – baritone saxophone
  • Yogi Horton– drums
  • Liz Jackson – backing vocals
  • Skyler Jett – backing vocals
  • Melisa Kary – backing vocals
  • Brenda Corbett – backing vocals
  • Edie Lehman – backing vocals
  • Marti McCall – backing vocals
  • Claytoven Richardson– backing vocals
  • Steve Khan– guitar
  • Ren Klyce– programming, additional keyboards
  • Jerry Knight – bass guitar
  • Robbie Kondor – synthesizer, piano
  • Steve Kroon – percussion
  • Sammy Merendino – electronic drums
  • David Paich– piano
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums
  • John Robinson– drums
  • Marc Russo– saxophone
  • Corrado Rustici – guitar, rhythm guitar
  • “Bongo” Bob Smith – programming
  • Kent Smith – trumpet
  • Andy Snitzer – tenor saxophone
  • Narada Michael Walden– ,arrangements, electronic drums, sequencer, synthesizer
  • Aaron Zigman– keyboards, bass vocals
  • Lincoln Clapp – engineer
  • David Frazer – engineer
  • Rod Hui – recording, mixing
  • Mike Lacopelli – recording, vocal recording
  • Darren Klein – engineer, mixing
  • Arif Mardin– arrangements
  • Joe Mardin– programming, sequencer, recording, mixing
  • Peter Max – front and back cover art
  • Norman Parkinson – photography
  • Marlene Cohen – art direction

Track listing:

  1. Gimme Your Love – Narada Michael Walden, Jeffrey Cohen
  2. Mercy – Siedah Garrett, Glen Ballard
  3. He’s the Boy – Aretha Franklin
  4. It Isn’t, It Wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be – Albert Hammond, Diane Warren
  5. Through the Storm – Albert Hammond, Diane Warren
  6. Think (1989) – Aretha Franklin, Ted White
  7. Come to Me – Willard Eugene Price
  8. If Ever a Love There Was – Pamela Phillips Oland, Todd Cerney

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

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