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On June 25, 1973.

On June 25, 1973, “Atlantic” label released “Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky)”, the nineteenth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded April – August 1972, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Quincy Jones and Aretha Franklin.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals, acoustic piano solo
  • Spooner Oldham– keyboards
  • Billy Preston– acoustic piano solo
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Tommy Cogbill– bass guitar
  • Jerry Jemmott– bass guitar
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Richie Pratt– drums
  • Phil Woods– alto saxophone
  • Joe Farrell– tenor sax solo, flute solo
  • Willie Bridges – saxophone
  • Charles Chalmers– saxophone
  • Andrew Love– saxophone
  • Floyd Newman– saxophone
  • Wayne Jackson– trumpet
  • Phil Schier – recording
  • Gene Paul, Quincy Jones, Phil Schier – remixing
  • Ken Cunningham – design
  • Jim Dunn – design, cover illustration

Track listing:

  1. Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky) – Aretha Franklin
  2. Somewhere – Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim
  3. So Swell When You’re Well – James Booker, Aretha Franklin
  4. Angel – Carolyn Franklin, Sonny Sanders
  5. Sister from Texas – Aretha Franklin
  6. Mister Spain – Carolyn Plummer
  7. That’s The Way I Feel About Cha – Bobby Womack, Jim Grisby, Joe Hicks
  8. Moody’s Mood – James Moody, Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
  9. Just Right Tonight – Aretha Franklin, Avery Parrish, Buddy Feyne, Quincy Jones, Robert Bruce

 

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On May 19, 1977.

On May 19, 1977, “Atlantic” label released “Sweet Passion”, the twenty-third Aretha Franklin album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, at “ABC Recording Studios” in Los Angeles, “Whitney Recording Studios” in Glendale, CA, and was produced by Aretha Franklin, Lamont Dozier, Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – vocals, keyboards
  • B. Barnum– rhythm arrangements, horn arrangements, string arrangements, keyboards
  • Ray Brown – bass guitar
  • Sonny Burke– keyboards
  • Joe Clayton – congas, percussion
  • Gary Coleman – percussion
  • Ronald Coleman – keyboards
  • Lamont Dozier– rhythm arrangements
  • Scott Edwards – bass guitar
  • James Gadson– drums
  • McKinley Jackson – rhythm arrangements, horn arrangements
  • Harold Mason – drums
  • Craig McMillian – guitar
  • Mike Morgan – guitar
  • Gene Page– horn and string arrangements
  • David Paich– keyboards
  • Ray Parker Jr.– guitar
  • Chuck Rainey– bass guitar
  • Lee Ritenour– guitar
  • Sylvester Rivers– keyboards
  • Bob Zimmitti – percussion
  • David Paich, Marty Paich – co-producers
  • Frank Kemjar, Reginald Dozier, Barney Perkins – engineer
  • Reginald Dozier, Barney Perkins – mixing.
  • Dennis King – mastering
  • Bob Defrin – photography
  • David Alexander – photography

Track listing:

  1. Break It To Me Gently – Marvin Hamlisch, Carole Bayer Sager
  2. When I Think About You – Aretha Franklin
  3. What I Did for Love – Marvin Hamlisch, Edward Kleban
  4. No One Could Ever Love You More – Lamont Dozier
  5. A Tender Touch – Aretha Franklin
  6. Touch Me Up – Lamont Dozier
  7. Sunshine Will Never Be The Same – Lamont Dozier
  8. Meadows of Springtime – Aretha Franklin
  9. Mumbles / I’ve Got the Music in Me – Clark Terry, Aretha Franklin, Bias Boshell
  10. Sweet Passion – Aretha Franklin

On April 13, 1978.

On April 13, 1978, “Atlantic” label released “Almighty Fire”, the twenty-fourth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded January – March 1978, at “Curtom Studios” in Chicago, IL, “ABC Recording Studios” in Los Angeles, CA, “Whitney Recording Studios” in Glendale, CA, and was produced by Curtis Mayfield.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – vocals, cover art concept
  • Curtis Mayfield– guitar
  • Gary Thompson – guitar
  • Joseph “Lucky” Scott – bass guitar
  • Donnell Hagan – drums
  • Henry Gibson– congas
  • Rich Tufo – keyboards, arrangements
  • Lenard Druss – horns contractor
  • Sol Bobrov – strings contractor
  • Alfonzo Surrett – background vocals
  • Mattie Butler – background vocals
  • Ricki Linton – background vocals
  • Denese Heard and the Jones Girls– background vocals
  • Roger Anfinsen, Fred Breitberg – engineers
  • Roger Anfinsen – remix
  • Dennis King – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Curtis Mayfield, except where noted.

  1. Almighty Fire (Woman of the Future)
  2. Lady, Lady
  3. More Than Just a Joy
  4. Keep On Loving You
  5. I Needed You Baby
  6. Close to You
  7. No Matter Who You Love
  8. This You Can Believe
  9. I’m Your Speed – Aretha Franklin, Glynn Turman

 

On April 11, 2000.

On April 11, 2000, “Warner Music Group” and “Atlantic” labels released “Beethoven’s Last Night”, rock opera by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. It was recorded 1997 – 1999, and was produced by Paul O’Neill and Robert Kinkel. The opera tells the fictional story of Ludwig van Beethoven on the last night of his life.

Personnel:

  • Jody Ashworth – vocals (Beethoven)
  • Patti Russo– vocals (Theresa)
  • Jon Oliva– vocals (Mephistopheles)
  • Guy Lemmonnier – vocals (Young Beethoven)
  • Jamie Torcellini – vocals (Twist)
  • Sylvia Tosun – vocals (Fate)
  • Zak Stevens– vocals (The Muses)
  • Dave Diamond – vocals (The Muses)
  • Doug Thoms – vocals (The Muses)
  • Paul O’Neill– guitar
  • Al Pitrelli– guitar
  • Chris Caffery– guitar
  • Johnny Lee Middleton– bass
  • Jon Oliva– keyboards
  • Bob Kinkel– keyboards
  • Jeff Plate– drums
  • Mark Wood- strings master

Track listing:

  1. Overture (instrumental)
  2. Midnight
  3. Fate
  4. What Good This Deafness
  5. Mephistopheles
  6. What is Eternal
  7. The Moment
  8. Vienna
  9. Mozart/Figaro (instrumental)
  10. The Dreams of Candelight
  11. Requiem (The Fifth)
  12. I’ll Keep Your Secrets
  13. The Dark
  14. Für Elise (instrumental)
  15. After the Fall
  16. A Last Illusion
  17. This is Who You Are
  18. Beethoven (instrumental)
  19. Mephistopheles’ Return
  20. Misery
  21. Who is That Child
  22. A Final Dream

On April 8, 1976.

On April 8, 1976, “Atlantic” label released the self-titled, debut Firefall album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Criteria Studios” in Miami, Florida, and was produced by Jim Mason. This album became the fastest record to achieve gold status in “Atlantic” label history, and was certified Platinum by “RIAA” in the US.

Personnel:

  • Rick Roberts– vocals, acoustic guitars
  • Larry Burnett– vocals, acoustic, rhythm and electric guitars
  • Mark Andes- bass guitar
  • Jock Bartley- lead electric and slide guitars, Bigsby Palm Pedal guitar, cover concept
  • Michael Clarke– drums
  • David Muse – piano, clavinet, synthesizer, flute, tenor sax, harmonica
  • Joe Lala – congas, timbales, shakers, tambourine, finger cymbals, sand blocks
  • Peter Graves – trombone
  • Ken Faulk – trumpet
  • Whit Sidener – baritone sax
  • George Marino– mastering
  • Karl Richardson – engineer
  • Michael Laskow – engineer assistant
  • Ralph Wernli – front cover design

Track listing:

  1. It Doesn’t Matter – Chris Hillman, Rick Roberts, Stephen Stills
  2. Love Isn’t All – Larry Burnett
  3. Livin’ Ain’t Livin’ – Rick Roberts
  4. No Way Out – Larry Burnett
  5. Dolphin’s Lullaby – Rick Roberts
  6. Cinderella – Larry Burnett
  7. Sad Ol’ Love Song – Larry Burnett
  8. You Are the Woman – Rick Roberts
  9. Mexico – Rick Roberts
  10. Do What You Want – Larry Burnett

 

In February 1968.

In February 1968, “Enterprise” and “Atlantic” labels released “Presenting Isaac Hayes”, the debut Isaac Hayes studio album. It was recorded in January 1968, at “Stax Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Alvertis Isbell, Al Jackson, Jr. and Donald “Duck” Dunn.

Personnel:

  • Isaac Hayes- vocals, piano
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn- bass guitar
  • Al Jackson Jr.- drums
  • Arif Mardin, Steve Cropper– mixing
  • Alvertis Isbell– supervision
  • Bill Kington, API Photographers – photography
  • Loring Eutemey – cover design

Track listing:

  1. Precious, Precious – Isaac Hayes
  2. When I Fall in Love – Edward Heyman, Victor Young
  3. Medley: I Just Want to Make Love to You / Rock Me Baby – Willie Dixon, Riley B. King, Joe Josea
  4. Medley: I’m Going to Chicago Blues / Misty – Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing, Erroll Garner, Johnny Burke
  5. You Don’t Know Like I Know – Isaac Hayes, David Porter

On February 11, 1985.

On February 11, 1985, “Atlantic” label released the self-titled, debut Firm album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Sol Studios” in Cookham, Berkshire, England, and was produced by Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rodgers– lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Jimmy Page– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Tony Franklin– fretless bass, keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Chris Slade– drums, percussion
  • Steve Dawson – trumpet
  • Paul “Shilts” Weimar – baritone saxophone
  • Willie Garnett – tenor saxophone
  • Don Weller– tenor saxophone solo
  • Sam Brown, Helen Chappelle, Joy Yates – backing vocals
  • Stuart Epps– engineering
  • Gordon Vicary – mastering
  • Steve Maher – cover artwork
  • Steve Privett – tape operation; supplier of tea, gin and tonics

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers, except where noted.

  1. Closer
  2. Make or Break – Paul Rodgers
  3. Someone to Love
  4. Together
  5. Radioactive – Paul Rodgers
  6. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – Phil Spector, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  7. Money Can’t Buy – Paul Rodgers
  8. Satisfaction Guaranteed
  9. Midnight Moonlight