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On October 18, 1988.

On October 18, 1988, “Arista” label released “Direct”, the 14th Vangelis album. It was recorded in 1987, at “Sound Studios” in Athens, Greece, and was produced by Vangelis.

Personnel:

  • Vangelis – multi-instrumentalist, arranger
  • Nicos Despotidis – engineer
  • Paul Wiffen – additional sound design
  • Michael Rochipp – cover image
  • Ida Paraschou, Yiannis Angelou, Stathis Zalidis – booklet photography


Track listing:

All tracks by Vangelis.

  1. The Motion of Stars
  2. The Will of the Wind
  3. Metallic Rain
  4. Elsewhere
  5. Dial Out
  6. Glorianna (Hymn a la Femme)
  7. Rotation’s Logic
  8. The Oracle of Apollo
  9. Message
  10. Ave
  11. First Approach
  12. Intergalactic Radio Station

On September 6, 1977.

On September 6, 1977, “Arista” label released “Singin’…” the sixth Melissa Manchester album. It was recorded in 1977, at “A&R Studios”, “Sound Labs” in Hollywood, and was produced by Vini Poncia.

Personnel:

  • Melissa Manchester – lead vocals
  • Don Grolnick– keyboards
  • James Newton Howard– Oberheim synthesizer, string arrangements
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • David Spinozza– guitar
  • Sid McGinnis– guitar
  • Will Lee– bass guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Tom Saviano – woodwind arrangements, flute, horn arrangements, tenor saxophone
  • Mike Carnahan – flute
  • Leo Potts – flute
  • Andy Macintosh – baritone saxophone
  • Stanley Schwartz – tenor saxophone
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Richard Felts – trumpet, flugelhorn solo
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster
  • Vini Poncia– backing vocals
  • Claudia Cagan – backing vocals
  • Wendy Haas – backing vocals
  • Brie Howard – backing vocals
  • Gail Kantor – backing vocals
  • The Faragher Brothers– backing vocals
  • Bob Schaper – engineer
  • Tom Bush – second engineer
  • Galen Senogles – mixing
  • Ron Hitchcock – mastering
  • Anne Streer – production coordinator
  • Kay Steele – cover coordinator
  • John Kosh – art direction, desiign
  • David Alexander – photography

Track listing:

  1. Sad Eyes – David Spinozza
  2. I Wanna Be Where You Are – Arthur Ross, Leon Ware
  3. A Love Of Your Own – Ned Doheny
  4. No One’s Ever Seen This Side Of Me – Melissa Manchester
  5. You Make It Easy – James Taylor
  6. Stand – Melissa Manchester
  7. My Love Is All I Know – Wendy Waldman
  8. Time – Robert Marshall, John Miles
  9. Let Me Serenade You – John Finley
  10. The Warmth Of The Sun – Brian Wilson

In July 1983.

In July 1983, “Arista” label released “The Real Macaw”, the seventh Graham Parker album. It was recorded in 1983 and was produced by David Kershenbaum.

  • Graham Parker – lead and backing vocals, “blue and hollow” guitars
  • Brinsley Schwarz- “orange and black” guitars
  • George Small – keyboards
  • Kevin Jenkins – bass
  • Gilson Lavis– drums
  • Sarah Larson – violin
  • Mel Collins– saxophone
  • Morris Pert– percussion
  • Andy Ebsworth – Linn drum programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Graham Parker

  1. Just Like a Man
  2. You Can’t Take Love for Granted
  3. Glass Jaw
  4. Passive Resistance
  5. Sounds Like Chains
  6. Life Gets Better
  7. A Miracle a Minute
  8. Beyond a Joke
  9. Last Couple on the Dance Floor
  10. Anniversary
  11. (Too Late) The Smart Bomb

 

On June 20, 1989.

On June 20, 1989, “Arista” label released the self – titled, debut and the only Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe album. It was recorded 1988 – 1989, at “La Frette Studios” in Paris, “AIR Studios” in Montserrat, British West Indies, “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Jon Anderson and Chris Kimsey.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson– lead vocals
  • Bill Bruford– Tama acoustic drums, Simmons SDX electronic drums
  • Rick Wakeman– keyboards
  • Steve Howe– guitars
  • Tony Levin– vocals, bass, Chapman stick
  • Matt Clifford – vocals, keyboards, programming, orchestration
  • Milton McDonald– rhythm guitar
  • The Oxford Circus Singers – Deborah Anderson, Tessa Niles, Carol Kenyon, Frank Dunnery
  • M.C. Singers – Jon, Matt, Chris
  • Emerald Isle Community Singers
  • In Seine Singers
  • Chris Kimsey– engineering
  • Chris Potter – engineering
  • Giles Sampic – engineering
  • Rupert Coulson – assistant engineering
  • George Cowen – assistant engineering
  • Steve Orchard – assistant engineering
  • “Texas” Joe Hammer – percussion programming
  • Chris Ranson – group technician
  • Michael Barbiero– mixing
  • Steve Thompson – mixing
  • George Cowan – assistant mixing
  • Olivier Bloch-Laine – assistant
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Roger Dean– artwork, painting, design
  • Martyn Dean – stage design consultant

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, and Bill Bruford, except where noted.

  1. Themes
    1. SoundThe
    2. Second Attention
  • Soul Warrior
  1. Fist of Fire
  2. Brother of Mine
  3. The Big Dream
  4. Nothing Can Come Between Us
  • Long Lost Brother of Mine – Geoff Downes
  1. Birthright – Max Bacon
  2. The Meaning
  3. Quartet
  4. I Wanna Learn
  5. She Gives Me Love – Ben Dowling
  • Who Was the First
  1. I’m Alive
  2. Teakbois
  3. Order of the Universe
  4. Order Theme
  5. Rock Gives Courage – Rhett Lawrence
  • It’s So Hard to Grow
    1. The Universe

On June 16, 1986.

On June 16, 1986, “Arista” label released “Change of Address”, the ninth Krokus studio album. It was recorded September 1985 – May 1986, at “Artisan Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Tom Werman and Fernando von Arb.

Personnel:

  • Marc Storace– vocals
  • Fernando von Arb– lead guitar
  • Mark Kohler – rhythm guitar
  • Tommy Keiser – bass
  • Jeff Klaven – drums, percussion
  • Paul Fox– keyboards
  • Jai Winding – keyboards
  • Leon Gaer – bass
  • Allan Holdsworth– guitar solo
  • David Mansfield– acoustic guitar
  • ‘The Brat Choir’ with Nina Werman and friends – backing vocals
  • Tom Kelly, Tommy Funderburk, Bob Garlyle – backing vocals
  • Tom Werman– mixing
  • Duane Baron – engineer
  • Peter Barker – assistant engineer
  • David Eaton – mixing assistant
  • Jürg Naegeli – pre-production engineer

 Track listing:

All tracks by Fernando von Arb, Jeff Klaven, Marc Storace, except where noted.

  1. Now (All Through the Night)
  2. Hot Shot City – Tommy Keiser, Mark Kohler, Jeff Klaven, Mark Storace
  3. School’s Out – Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith
  4. Let This Love Begin – Fernando von Arb, Klaven
  5. Burning Up the Night – Fernando von Arb, Mark Storace
  6. Say Goodbye
  7. World on Fire
  8. Hard Luck Hero
  9. Long Way from Home

On June 1, 1978.

On June 1, 1978, “Arista” label released “Pyramid”, the third Alan Parsons Project album. It was recorded September 1977 – February 1978, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Alan Parsons.

Personnel:

  • Alan Parsons – acoustic guitar, engineer
  • David Paton– vocals, bass
  • Stuart Elliott– drums, percussion
  • Ian Bairnson– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Eric Woolfson, Duncan Mackay– keyboards
  • Dean Ford, Colin Blunstone, Lenny Zakatek, John Miles, Jack Harris– vocals
  • Phil Kenzie– saxophone solos
  • The English Chorale Choir
  • Bob Howes – choirmaster
  • Andrew Powell – arrangements
  • Chris Blair, Pat Stapley – engineer assistant
  • Eric Woolfson – executive producer
  • Hipgnosis – design, photography
  • Rob Brimson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.

  1. Voyager
  2. What Goes Up…
  3. The Eagle Will Rise Again
  4. One More River
  5. Can’t Take It With You
  6. In the Lap of Gods
  7. Pyramania
  8. Hyper – Gamma – Spaces
  9. Shadow of a Lonely Man

On May 21, 1982.

On May 21, 1982, “Arista” label released “It’s a Fact”, the debut Jeff Lorber studio album. It was recorded September 1981 – January 1982, at “Indigo Ranch Studios” in Malibu, California, and was produced by Jeff Lorber.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lorber- keyboards, guitar, arranger, conductor
  • Marlon McClain – guitars
  • Nathan East- electric bass guitar
  • John Robinson- drums
  • Greg Walker – vocals
  • Arnold McCuller – vocals
  • Sylvia St. James – vocals
  • Lynne Davis – backing vocals
  • Kenny G(Kenny Gorelick) – soprano and tenor saxophone, flutes
  • Tom Browne – trumpet and flugelhorn
  • Paulinho Da Costa– percussion
  • Pete Christlieb- horn contractor

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Lorber.

  1. Tierra Verde
  2. Full Moon
  3. Warm Springs
  4. It’s a Fact
  5. The Magician
  6. Your Love Has Got Me
  7. Delevans
  8. Always There
  9. Above the Clouds

 

In February 1980.

In February 1980, “Arista” label released “1980”, album by Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson. It was recorded August – October 1979, and was produced by Malcolm Cecil, Brian Jackson and Gil Scott-Heron.

Personnel:

  • Brian Jackson – acoustic piano, arrangements, backing vocals, drums, electric piano, kettle drums, keyboard bass, synthesizer, O.N.T.O. synthesizer
  • Gil Scott-Heron – vocals
  • Gordon Goodwin– horns
  • Marlo Henderson– guitar
  • Ed Brady – guitar
  • Harvey Mason– drums
  • Denis Sirias – horns
  • Bill Watrous– horns
  • Carl Cornwell – flute, saxophone
  • Marti McCall – backing vocals
  • Julia Waters – backing vocals
  • Maxine Waters Waddell – backing vocals
  • Malcolm Cecil– engineering, mixing
  • Donn Davenport – art direction
  • John Ford – cover photo
  • Ron Kellum – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Gil Scott-Heron, except where noted.

  1. Shut ‘Um Down
  2. Alien (Hold On to Your Dreams)
  3. Willing
  4. Corners – lyrics by Gil Scott-Heron, music by Brian Jackson
  5. 1980
  6. Push Comes to Shove
  7. Shah MOT (The Shah Is Dead/Checkmate)
  8. Late Last Night

 

On September 20, 1985.

On September 20, 1985, “Arista” label released “Here’s to Future Days”, the fifth Thompson Twins studio album. It was recorded 1984 – 1985, and was produced by Nile Rodgers and Tom Bailey.

Personnel:

  • Tom Bailey– lead vocals, synthesizer, piano, guitar, double bass, drum programming, Fairlight programming
  • Alannah Currie- percussion, drums, xylophone, marimba, backing vocals
  • Joe Leeway- congas, synthesizer, synth bass, backing vocals
  • Nile Rodgers- guitar, backing vocals
  • Steve Stevens– guitar
  • Steve Elsin – tenor saxophone
  • East Harlem Hobo Choir – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie and Joe Leeway, except where noted.

  1. Don’t Mess with Doctor Dream
  2. Lay Your Hands on Me
  3. Future Days
  4. You Killed the Clown
  5. Revolution – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  6. King for a Day
  7. Love Is the Law
  8. Emperor’s Clothes (Part 1)
  9. Tokyo
  10. Breakaway

On August 26, 1991.

On August 26, 1991, “Arista” label released “Page of Life”, the fourth Jon and Vangelis studio album. It was recorded in 1991, at “Forum Studios” in Rome, Italy, and  “Sound Studio” in Athens, Greece, and was produced by David Tuckle and Vangelis.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson – vocals
  • Vangelis – keyboards, synthesizers, programming
  • Brad Ellis – keyboards
  • Rory Kaplin – keyboards
  • Jim Hahn – guitar
  • Derek Wilson – percussion
  • Benjamin Cziller – art direction, design

Track listing:

All lyrics by Jon Anderson, all music by Vangelis.

  1. Wisdom Chain
  2. Page of Life
  3. Money
  4. Jazzy Box
  5. Garden of Senses
  6. Is It Love
  7. Anyone Can Light a Candle
  8. Be a Good Friend of Mine
  9. Shine for Me
  10. Genevieve
  11. Journey to Ixtlan
  12. Little Guitar