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On September 3, 1990.

On September 3, 1990, “Columbia” label released “Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1”, the second George Michael album. It was recorded December 1988-July 1990, and was produced by George Michael. The album won the “Best British Album” award at the 1991 “BRIT Awards”. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in France by “SNEP’; Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; 4 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI”, and 2 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • George Michael – drums, percussion, guitars, bass, keyboards, horn arrangements
  • Chris Porter – mix engineer
  • Danny Cummings – drums, percussion
  • Ian Thomas – drums, percussion
  • Deon Estus– bass
  • Phil Palmer– guitar
  • Chris Cameron – keyboards, horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Anthony Patler – keyboards
  • Andy Hamilton– saxophone
  • Pete Gleadall – MIDIsequencing and programming
  • Bradford Branson – inner photography

Track listing:

All tracks by George Michael, except where noted.

  1. Praying for Time
  2. Freedom! 90
  3. They Won’t Go When I Go – Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright
  4. Something to Save
  5. Cowboys and Angels
  6. Waiting for That Day – George Michael, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  7. Mother’s Pride
  8. Heal the Pain
  9. Soul Free
  10. Waiting (Reprise)

 

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On September 3, 1984.

On September 3, 1984, “EMI” label released “Powerslave”, the fifth Iron Maiden studio album. It was recorded February – June 1984, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Martin Birch. In 2017, it was ranked at number 38 at “Rolling Stone’s” list of the “100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time”. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada” and Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Bruce Dickinson– lead vocals
  • Dave Murray– guitar
  • Adrian Smith– guitar
  • Steve Harris– bass guitar
  • Nicko McBrain– drums
  • Martin Birch– engineer, mixing
  • Frank Gibson, Bruce Buchhalter – assistant engineer
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Derek Riggs– sleeve design, sleeve concept, sleeve illustration
  • Moshe Brakha – photography
  • Rod Smallwood– management, sleeve design, sleeve concept
  • Andy Taylor– management

Track listing:

  1. Aces High – Steve Harris
  2. 2 Minutes to Midnight – Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson
  3. Losfer Words (Big ‘Orra) – Steve Harris
  4. Flash of the Blade – Bruce Dickinson
  5. The Duellists – Steve Harris
  6. Back in the Village – Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson
  7. Powerslave – Buce Dickinson
  8. Rime of the Ancient Mariner – Steve Harris

On August 3, 1987.

On August 3, 1987, “Phonogram” label released “Hysteria” the fourth Def Leppard studio album. It was recorded February 1984–January 1987, at “Wisseloord Studios” in Hilversum; “Windmill Lane Studio 2” in Dublin; “Studio Des Dames” in Paris, and was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange. In 2004, “Hysteria” was ranked at number 464 on “Rolling Stone’s” magazine list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified 4 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; 10 x Platinum in Canada by “CRIA”; Diamond in US by the “RIIA” and 2 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Joe Elliott – lead vocals
  • Phil Collen- guitars, backing vocals
  • Steve Clark- guitars, backing vocals
  • Rick Savage- bass, bass synthesiser, backing vocals
  • Rick Allen– drums
  • Robert John “Mutt” Lange– backing vocals
  • Rocky Newton – backing vocals
  • Philip “Art School” Nicholas – keyboards, Fairlight programming
  • Nigel Green – engineer, assistant engineer, mixing
  • Erwin Musper, Ronald Prent – engineer
  • Mike Shipley– mixing
  • Bob Ludwig, Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Ross Halfin, Laurie Lewis – photography
  • Mark Flannery – tape operator
  • Art concept, design – Andie Airfix @ Satori

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Phil Collen, Steve Clark and Mutt Lange.

  1. Women
  2. Rocket
  3. Animal
  4. Love Bites
  5. Pour Some Sugar On Me
  6. Armageddon It
  7. Gods of War
  8. Don’t Shoot Shotgun
  9. Run Riot
  10. Hysteria
  11. Excitable
  12. Love and Affection

 

On August 1, 1973.

On August 1, 1973, “Atlantic” label released “Killing Me Softly”, the fifth Roberta Flack album. It was recorded 1972 – 1973, and was produced by Joel Dorn. “Killing Me Softly” won the 1974 “Grammy Award for Record of the Year”. In 2006, the album was certified 2 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Roberta Flack – arranger, piano, vocals
  • Deodato– conductor, string arrangements
  • William Eaton – brass arrangement
  • Alfred Ellis – brass arrangement, conductor
  • Kermit Moore – arranger, cello
  • Don Sebesky– conductor, horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Eric Gale– guitar
  • Ron Carter– bass
  • Grady Tate– drums
  • Ralph MacDonald– congas, percussion, tambourine
  • Bob Liftin, Gene Paul– engineer
  • Barry Diament – mastering
  • Rod Dyer – design
  • Burt Goldblatt – photography
  • David Redfern – inside photo
  • Jack Shaw – associate producer

Track listing:

  1. Killing Me Softly with His Song – Charles Fox, Norman Gimbel
  2. Jesse – Janis Ian
  3. No Tears (In the End) – Ralph MacDonald, William Salter
  4. I’m the Girl – James Alan Shelton
  5. River – Gene McDaniels
  6. Conversation Love – Terry Plumeri, Bill Seighman
  7. When You Smile – Ralph MacDonald, William Salter
  8. Suzanne – Leonard Cohen

 

In July 1977.

In July 1977, “RCA” label released “Moody Blue”, the final Elvis Presley studio album. It was recorded February – October 1976, April 1977, and was produced by Felton Jarvis, Chick Crumpacker and Don Wardell. The album was a mixture of live and studio work, and included the four tracks from Presley’s final studio recording sessions in October 1976 and two tracks left over from the previous Graceland session in February 1976. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Canada by “CRIA”, and 2 x Platinum in US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley – vocals, piano, guitars, executive producer
  • The Sweet Inspirations– background vocals
  • Sherrill Nielson – background vocals
  • Kathy Westmoreland – background vocals
  • D. Sumner& The Stamps – background vocals
  • Myrna Smith– background vocals
  • James Burton– lead guitar
  • John Wilkinson – rhythm guitar
  • Jerry Scheff– bass
  • Grayham Passmore – bass
  • David Briggs– keyboards
  • Ronnie Tutt– drums
  • Bergen White – string and horn arrangements
  • Don Wardell – executive producer
  • Dick Baxter – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Unchained Melody – Alex North, Hy Zaret
  2. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) – John Rostill
  3. Little Darlin’ – Maurice Williams
  4. Let Me Be There – John Rostill
  5. Way Down – Layng Martine, Jr.
  6. Pledging My Love – Don Robey, Ferdinand Washington
  7. Moody Blue – Mark James
  8. She Thinks I Still Care – Dickey Lee, Steve Duffy
  9. It’s Easy for You – Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice

 

On July 12, 2005.

On July 12, 2005, “Interscope” label released “Move Along”, the second  All-American Rejects album. It was recorded December 2004, at “Bay 7 Studios” in Valley Village, “Sparky Dark Studio” in Calabasas, California, and was produced by Howard Benson.  The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada” and 2 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Tyson Ritter – lead vocals, bass guitar, piano
  • Nick Wheeler – lead guitar, backing vocals, classical guitar
  • Mike Kennerty – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Chris Gaylor – drums, percussion
  • Lenny Castro – percussion
  • Howard Benson, Paul Decarli – keyboards, programming
  • Deborah Lurie – string arranger, conductor
  • Choir – Bobbi Page & Bobbilu Kids: Benjamin Byram, Nicolas Harper, Emily Logan, Michael Mayo, Zoe Merrill, Haeley Moore, Aaron Page
  • Gang vocals – The All-American Rejects, Howard Benson, Chris Allen, Keith Nelson, and Dee Anderson
  • Recorded by Mike Plotnikoff
  • Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge
  • Assistant engineer: Hatsukazu Inagaki
  • Pro Tools editing: Paul Decarli
  • Drum tech: Jon at Drum Fetish
  • Guitar tech: Keith Nelson
  • Art direction: Chris Bilheimer
  • Photography: Chapman Baehlerlol

Track listing:

All tracks by Nick Wheeler and Tyson Ritter.

  1. Dirty Little Secret
  2. Stab My Back
  3. Move Along
  4. It Ends Tonight
  5. Change Your Mind
  6. Night Drive
  7. 11:11 P.M.
  8. Dance Inside
  9. Top of the World
  10. Straitjacket Feeling
  11. I’m Waiting
  12. Can’t Take It