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On October 3, 1989.

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On October 3, 1989, “Epic” label released “A Question of Time”, the ninth Jack Bruce studio album. It was recorded in 1989, and was produced by Jack Bruce and Joe Blaney.

Personnel:

  • Jack Bruce – vocals, bass, keyboards, piano, cello, acoustic guitar, synthesizer, harmonica
  • Jimmy Ripp, Vernon Reid, Albert Collins, Vivian Campbell, Malcolm Bruce – guitar
  • Paul Barrere- slide guitar
  • Allan Holdsworth- guitar, SynthAxe
  • Bernie Worrell- piano, keyboards, Melodica, Hammond organ, synth, Clavinet, backing vocals
  • Nicky Hopkins, Jonas Bruce – piano
  • Dougie Bowne, Ginger Baker, Tony Williams – drums
  • Mark Nauseef- Ghanaian drums, percussion
  • Zakir Hussain– tablas
  • Steve Jordan– percussion
  • The Savage Horns – John Abernathy saxophone
  • Gary “Bone” Cooper – backing vocals
  • The Golden Gate Boys Choir, The SoMa Footlights Chorus – choir

Track listing:

All tracks by Jack Bruce.

  1. Life on Earth
  2. Make Love
  3. No Surrender
  4. Flying
  5. Hey Now Princess
  6. Blues You Can’t Lose
  7. Obsession
  8. Kwela
  9. Let Me Be
  10. Only Playing Games
  11. A Question of Time
  12. Grease the Wheels
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On September 24, 1991.

On September 24, 1991, “Geffen” label released “Pop Pop”, the sixth Rickie Lee Jones album. It was recorded in 1989, at “Skyline Recording” in Topanga, California, and was produced by Rickie Lee Jones and David Was.

Personnel:

  • Rickie Lee Jones, vocals; acoustic guitar
  • Robben Ford- acoustic guitar
  • Charlie Haden – acoustic bass
  • John Leftwich – acoustic bass
  • Walfredo Reyes, Jr.- bongos, shakers
  • Bob Sheppard- clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Joe Henderson- tenor saxophone
  • Dino Saluzzi– bandoneon
  • Charlie Shoemake– vibraphone
  • Steven Kindler – violin
  • Michael O’Neill – acoustic guitar
  • Michael Greiner – hurdy-gurdy
  • April Gay, Arnold McCuller, David Was, Donny Gerrard, Terry Bradford – backing vocals
  • Pascal Nabet Meyer – executive producer
  • Greg Penny, John Eden, Jon Ingoldsby – engineer
  • Kevin Reagan – art direction, design

Track listing:

  1. My One and Only Love – Guy Wood, Robert Mellin
  2. Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most – Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf
  3. Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo – Bronisław Kaper, Helen Deutsch
  4. Up from the Skies – Jimi Hendrix
  5. The Second Time Around – Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  6. Dat Dere – Bobby Timmons, Oscar Brown, Jr.
  7. I’ll Be Seeing You – Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain
  8. Bye Bye Blackbird – Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson
  9. The Ballad of the Sad Young Men – Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf
  10. I Won’t Grow Up – Carolyn Leigh, Mark Charlap
  11. Love Junkyard – David Weiss, John Keller
  12. Comin’ Back to Me – Marty Balin

On September 5, 1989.

On September 5, 1989, “Virgin” label released “Key Lime Pie”, the ninth and final  Camper Van Beethoven studio album. It was recorded February – July 1989, and was produced by Dennis Herring.

Personnel:

  • David Lowery– vocals,, guitar, harmonica, keyboards
  • Victor Krummenacher– vocals, bass
  • Greg Lisher– vocals, guitar
  • Chris Pedersen– vocals, percussion, drums
  • Tim Cook – pedal steel
  • Morgan Fichter – vocals, violin
  • Garth Hudson- organ, talking
  • Hammer Smith – harmonica
  • Don Lax – fiddle, strings
  • Danny Faragher – background vocals
  • Davey Faragher- background vocals
  • Wally Sound – background vocals
  • Mary O’Neil – background vocals
  • Dennis Herring– engineer
  • Charles Paakkari – engineer, second engineer
  • Csaba Petocz – engineer, mixing
  • Peter Doell – second engineer
  • Shawna Stobie – mixing
  • Mark Herman – mixing
  • Vince Zermeno – mixing
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Bruce Licher – design
  • Greg Allen – photography
  • Andre Lansel – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Victor Krummenacher, Greg Lisher, David Lowery and Chris Pedersen, except where noted.

  1. Opening Theme
  2. Jack Ruby
  3. Sweethearts
  4. When I Win the Lottery
  5. (I Was Born in a) Laundromat
  6. Borderline
  7. The Light from a Cake
  8. June
  9. All Her Favorite Fruit
  10. Interlude – Brandon Flowers, David Lowery, Eric Curkendall, Chris Hart
  11. The Humid Press of Days
  12. Pictures of Matchstick Men – Francis Rossi
  13. Come on Darkness

 

On September 1, 1989.

On September 1, 1989, “Venture” label released “Flux + Mutability”, the second David Sylvian and Holger Czukay collaboration album. It was recorded in December 1989, at “Can Studio” in Cologne, Germany, and was produced by David Sylvian and Holger Czukay.

Personnel:

  • Holger Czukay– electric guitar, bass guitar, dictaphone, radio, engineer
  • David Sylvian– guitar, keyboard instruments, art director
  • Michael Karoli– electric guitar
  • Michi – voice
  • Markus Stockhausen– flugelhorn
  • Jaki Liebezeit– percussion, African flute
  • René Tinner- technical advice and assistant
  • Yuka Fujii – art director, cover art, photography design
  • David Buckland – front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by David Sylvian and Holger Czukay.

  1. Flux (A Big, Bright, Colourful World)
  2. Mutability (A New Beginning Is in the Offing)

 

On May 27, 1991.

On May 27, 1991, “Factory“ label released the self-titled, debut Electronic album. It was recorded 1989 – 1991, at “Clear Studios” in Manchester, and was produced by Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr.

Personnel:

  • Bernard Sumner– vocals, keyboards, programming
  • Johnny Marr– guitars, keyboards, programming
  • Neil Tennant– vocals
  • Chris Lowe– keyboards
  • Donald Johnson – drums, percussion
  • David Palmer – drums
  • Denise Johnson – vocals
  • Helen Powell – oboeon
  • Andrew Robinson – additional programming
  • Owen Morris – engineer
  • Johnson/Panas (Trevor Johnson) – cover art, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr, except where noted.

  1. Idiot Country
  2. Reality
  3. Tighten Up
  4. The Patience of a Saint – Bernard Sumner, Johnny Marr, Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe
  5. Getting Away with It – not on the original release with the red cover. First appeared on the re-release with the black cover
  6. Gangster
  7. Soviet
  8. Get the Message
  9. Try All You Want
  10. Some Distant Memory
  11. Feel Every Beat

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

 

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