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In February 1983.

In February 1983, “Arista” label released “Quick Step & Side Kick”, the third Thompson Twins studio album. It was recorded 1982 – 1983, and was produced by Alex Sadkin. The album was certified Platinum in UK by “BPI”.


  • Tom Bailey- vocals, synthesizer, drum programming
  • Alannah Currie– vocals, xylophone, percussion
  • Joe Leeway– vocals, congas, synthesizer
  • Boris Williams- cymbals
  • Grace Jones- background vocals
  • Monte Brown – guitar
  • Phil Thornalley – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Love On Your Side
  2. Lies
  3. If You Were Here
  4. Judy Do
  5. Tears
  6. Watching
  7. We Are Detective
  8. Kamikaze
  9. Love Lies Bleeding
  10. All Fall Out

In February 1982.

In February 1982, “Arista” label released “Pelican West”, the debut Haircut One Hundred album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Roundhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by Bob Sargeant.


  • Nick Heyward- vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Les Nemes- bass guitar
  • Graham Jones – guitar
  • Phil Smith – saxophone, brass arrangements
  • Marc Fox – congas, percussion
  • Blair Cunningham– drums
  • Herschel Holder, Dave Lord – trumpet
  • Vince Sullivan – trombone
  • Mark Dearnley, Dave Kemp – engineer
  • David Shortt – art direction
  • Gered Mankowitz- photography
  • Peter Hill – sleeve art
  • Karl Adams – manager

Track listing:

All tracks by Nick Heyward, except where noted.

  1. Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)
  2. Love Plus One
  3. Lemon Firebrigade
  4. Marine Boy
  5. Milk Film
  6. Kingsize (You’re My Little Steam Whistle)
  7. Fantastic Day
  8. Baked Bean
  9. Snow Girl
  10. Love’s Got Me in Triangles – Nick Heyward, Les Nemes
  11. Surprise Me Again
  12. Calling Captain Autumn

In February 1980.

In February 1980, “Arista” label released the debut, self-titled Willie Nile album. It was recorded in 1979, at ”Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Roy Halee. “Stereo Review” magazine voted it (together with The Clash “London Calling”) record of the year for 1980.


  • Willie Nile– vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, piano
  • Clay Barnes – electric guitar, background vocals
  • Peter Hoffman – rlectric guitar
  • Tom Ethridge – bass
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums, percussion
  • Mark Johnson – background vocals
  • Roy Halee – engineer
  • Phil Jamtaas – remix
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Ron Kellum – art direction
  • Christine Olympia Rodin – cover photo
  • John Noonan, Ron Kellum – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Willie Nile.

  1. Vagabond Moon
  2. Dear Lord
  3. It’s All Over
  4. Across the River
  5. She’s So Cold
  6. I’m Not Waiting
  7. That’s the Reason
  8. They’ll Build a Statue of You
  9. Old Men Sleeping on the Bowery
  10. Behind the Cathedral
  11. Sing Me a Song

In January 1987.

In January 1987, “Arista” label released “Gaudi”, the tenth Alan Parsons Project album. It was recorded October 1985 – August 1986, at “The Grange” and “Mayfair Studios” in London, and was produced by Alan Parsons.


  • Alan Parsons– synthesizer, programming, engineer
  • Eric Woolfson– pianos, keyboards, vocals
  • Ian Bairnson– guitars
  • Laurence Cottle– bass
  • Stuart Elliott– drums, percussion
  • Richard Cottle – synthesizers, saxophones
  • John Miles, Lenny Zakatek, Eric Woolfson, Geoff Barradale, Chris Rainbow – vocals
  • Andrew Powell– orchestral arrangements
  • John Heley – cello
  • David Cripp – horns conductor
  • Bob Howes – The English Chorale conductor, timpani

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.

  1. La Sagrada Familia
  2. Too Late
  3. Closer to Heaven
  4. Standing on Higher Ground
  5. Money Talks
  6. Inside Looking Out
  7. Paseo de Gracia

In October 1976.

In October 1976, “Arista” label released “Radio Ethiopia”, the second Patti Smith Group studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Record Plant Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Jack Douglas.


  • Patti Smith– vocals, guitar, design
  • Lenny Kaye– guitar, bass, vocals, mixing
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums, percussion, mixing, consultant
  • Ivan Kral– bass, guitar
  • Richard Sohl– keyboards, synthesizer, piano
  • Bob Irwin – mastering
  • Brian Sperber – engineering
  • George Marino– mastering
  • Jay Messina – mixing, engineer
  • Lynn Goldsmith– photography
  • Nancy Greenberg – design
  • Rod O’Brien, Sam Ginsberg – assistant engineer
  • Vic Anesini – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Ask the Angels – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral
  2. Ain’t It Strange – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral
  3. Poppies – Patti Smith, Richard Sohl
  4. Pissing in a River – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral
  5. Pumping (My Heart) – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral, Jay Dee Daugherty
  6. Distant Fingers – Patti Smith, Allen Lanier
  7. Radio Ethiopia – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye
  8. Abyssinia – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Richard Sohl


In August 1981.

In August 1981, “Arista” label released “Brothers of the Road”, the eighth Allman Brothers Band studio album. It was recorded in March 1981, at “Young’un Sound” in Nashville, and was produced by John Ryan.


  • Gregg Allman– vocals, organ, acoustic guitar
  • Dickey Betts– vocals, lead, slide, and acoustic guitar
  • Butch Trucks– drums
  • David “Rook” Goldflies– bass
  • Mike Lawler– pianos, synthesizers, clavinet
  • “Dangerous” Dan Toler– lead and rhythm guitar
  • David “Frankie” Toler– drums
  • Charlie Daniels– fiddle
  • Jimmy Hall– sax
  • Mark “Tito” Morris– congas, timbales, percussion
  • Thomas Cain, Johnny Cobb, Jimmy Hall, Chip Young, Greg Guidry, Joy Lannon, Donna McElroy, Keith England, Jeff Silverman, Randall Hart, Peter Kingsberry, Joe Pizzulo – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Brothers of the Road – Dickey Betts, Jim Goff
  2. Leavin’ – Gregg Allman
  3. Straight from the Heart – Dickey Betts, Johnny Cobb
  4. The Heat Is On – Dickey Betts, Mike Lawler, Buddy Yochim
  5. Maybe We Can Go Back to Yesterday – Dickey Betts, Dan Toler
  6. The Judgment – Dickey Betts
  7. Two Rights – Dickey Betts, Cobb, Lawler
  8. Never Knew How Much (I Needed You) – Gregg Allman
  9. Things You Used to Do – Gregg Allman, Keith England
  10. I Beg of You – Rose Marie McCoy, Kelly Owens

In August 1980.

In August 1980, “Arista” label released “Reach for the Sky”, the seventh Allman Brothers Band studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Pyramid Eye Recording Studio” in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, and was produced by Mike Lawler and Johnny Cobb.


  • Gregg Allman- keyboards, vocals
  • Dickey Betts- guitar, vocals
  • Dan Toler- guitar
  • David Goldflies – bass
  • Butch Trucks- drums, percussion
  • Jai Johanny Johanson- drums

Track list

  1. Hell & High Water –Dickey Betts
  2. Mystery Woman – Gregg Allman, Dan Toler
  3. From the Madness of the West – Dickey Betts
  4. I Got a Right to be Wrong – Dickey Betts
  5. Angeline – Dickey Betts, Johnny Cobb, Mike Lawler
  6. Famous Last Words – Dickey Betts, Bonnie Bramlett
  7. Keep On Keepin’ On – Dickey Betts, Dan Toler
  8. So Long – Gregg Allman, Dan Toler