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On August 10, 1993.

On August 10, 1993, “Columbia” label released “River of Dreams”, the twelve Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded in 1992, at The Boathouse at the “Island Boatyard” in Shelter Island, NY, “Cove City Sound Studios” in Glen Cove, NY and “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Billy Joel, Danny Kortchmar, Joe Nicolo and David Thoener. The album cover was a painting by Christie Brinkley (Joel’s then-wife). The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”; 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada; Platinum in Germany by “BMVI”; 2 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”; Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”; and 5 x Platinum in US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Billy Joel: lead vocals, clavinet, Hammond organ, background vocals, piano, organ, synthesizer, keyboards
  • Zachary Alford: – drums
  • Phillip Ballou, Katreese Barnes, Dennis Collins, Will Downing, Frank Floyd, Diane Garisto, Stephanie James, Devora Johnson, Corliss Stafford, Brenda White-King – choir vocals
  • Tommy Byrnes: guitar
  • Richie Cannata: tenor sax
  • Schuyler Deale: bass
  • Lewis Del Gatto: orchestra manager
  • Liberty DeVitto: drums
  • Laurence Etkin: trumpet
  • Wrecia Ford: background vocals
  • Arno Hecht: baritone sax
  • Lonnie Hillyer: bass
  • Jeff Jacobs: synthesizer, additional programming
  • Color Me Badd: backing vocals
  • Jeff Lee Johnson: bass
  • Steve Jordan: drums
  • Curtis Rance King, Jr.: choir conductor and contractor
  • Danny Kortchmar: guitar
  • Andy Kravitz: percussion
  • Osvaldo Melindez: trombone
  • Ira Newborn: orchestration
  • Jim Saporito: percussion
  • Marlon Saunders: choir vocals, background vocals
  • Frank Simms, George Simms: background vocals
  • M. Stevens: bass
  • Crystal Taliefero: vocal arrangement, background vocals
  • Chuck Treece: bass
  • Mike Tyler: guitar
  • Leslie West: guitat
  • David Witworth: background vocals
  • A&R – Don DeVito
  • Art, commerce – Jeff Schock
  • Art direction – Christopher Austopchuk
  • Design – Sara Rotman
  • Engineers – Carl Glanville, Joe Nicolo, Phil Nicolo, Dick Grobelny
  • Engineer – Dan Hetzel
  • Engineer – Brian Vibberts
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen
  • Mixed by Niko Bolas, David Thoener, Joe Nicolo, Phil Nicolo
  • Photography – Glen Erler
  • Production coordinator – Bill Zampino
  • Recorded by Bob Thrasher, Bradshaw Leigh, Dave Wilkerson, Jay Healy.
  • Technical Support – Andrew Baker*, Artie Smith, Courtney Spencer, Dave Hofbauer, David Hewitt, Doug Kleeger, Greg Garland, Howie Mendelson, Jon “J.D.” Dworkow*, Larry DeMarco, Laura Delia, Lester Baylinson, Peter Goodrich, Steve Bramberg.

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel.

  1. No Man’s Land
  2. The Great Wall of China
  3. Blonde Over Blue
  4. A Minor Variation
  5. Shades of Grey
  6. All About Soul
  7. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
  8. The River of Dreams
  9. Two Thousand Years
  10. Famous Last Words
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On June 19, 2007.

On June 19, 2007, “Island” label released “Lost Highway”, the tenth Bon Jovi studio album. It was recorded 2006 – 2007, and was produced by Dann Huff, John Shanks and Desmond Child. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”, 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”, Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland” and Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Jon Bon Jovi- lead vocals, background vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Richie Sambora- electric guitar, background vocals
  • Tico Torres- drums, percussion
  • David Bryan- keyboards, background vocals
  • Hugh McDonald- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Big & Rich– vocals
  • John Catchings – cello
  • Daniel Chase – keyboards, programming
  • Dan Dugmore- pedal steel guitar
  • Paul Franklin- pedal steel guitar
  • Carl Gorodetzky – violin
  • Kurt Johnston – pedal steel guitar
  • Charlie Judge – conductor, programming, string arrangements, synthesizer
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel guitar
  • Hillary Lindsey- background vocals
  • Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen – cello
  • LeAnn Rimes– vocals
  • Pam Sixfin – violin
  • Kris Wilkinson – viola

Track listing:

  1. Lost Highway – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora; John Shanks
  2. Summertime – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora; John Shanks
  3. (You Want To) Make a Memory – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Desmond Child
  4. Whole Lot of Leavin’ – Jon Bon Jovi; John Shanks
  5. We Got It Going On – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Kenny Alphin; John Rich
  6. Any Other Day – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Gordie Sampson
  7. Seat Next to You – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Hillary Lindsey
  8. Everybody’s Broken – Jon Bon Jovi; Billy Falcon
  9. Till We Ain’t Strangers Anymore – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Brett James
  10. The Last Night – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; John Shanks
  11. One Step Closer – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; John Shanks
  12. I Love This Town – Jon Bon Jovi; Richie Sambora; Billy Falcon

 

On June 13, 2000.

On June 13, 2000, “Island” label released “Crush”, the seventh Bon Jovi studio album. It was recorded 1999-2000, and was produced by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Luke Ebbin. The album was certified Platinum in Argentina by “CAPIF”, Australia by “ARIA”, Austria by “IFPI Austria”, Belgium by “BEA”, 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”, 2 x Platinum in Italy by “FIMI”, 3 x Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”, Platinum in Mexico by “AMPROFON”, 2 x Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”, 2 x Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”, 3 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”, Platinum in UK by “BPI”, 2 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA” and 2 x Platinum in Europe by “IFPI”.

Personnel:

  • Jon Bon Jovi– lead vocals, guitar
  • Richie Sambora– guitar, backing vocals
  • Tico Torres– drums, percussion
  • David Bryan– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Hugh McDonald– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • David Campbell– strings arranger

Track listing:

  1. It’s My Life – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Max Martin
  2. Say It Isn’t So – Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon
  3. Thank You for Loving Me – Jon Bon Jovi, Diane Warren
  4. Two Story Town – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Dean Grakal, Mark Hudson
  5. Next 100 Years – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora
  6. Just Order – Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon
  7. Mystery Train – Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon
  8. Save the World – Jon Bon Jovi
  9. Captain Crash & The Beauty Queen from Mars – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora
  10. She’s a Mystery – Jon Bon Jovi, Peter Stuart, Greg Wells
  11. I Got the Girl – Jon Bon Jovi
  12. One Wild Night – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child
  13. I Could Make a Living Out of Lovin’ You (bonus track) – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Billy Falcon

 

On January 8, 2016.

blackstar

On January 8, 2016, “ISO”, “RCA”, “Columbia”, and “Sony” labels released “Black Star”, the twenty-fifth and final David Bowie studio album. It was recorded in 2015, at “The Magic Shop” and “Human Worldwide Studios”, in New York City, and was produced by David Bowie and Tony Visconti.  The album was voted Best album of 2016, in the annual choices by many medias including The A.V. Club, Mojo, Newsweek, Paste, Q, Rolling Stone (Readers Poll), Uncut and The Wire Magazine. “Black Star” became Bowie’s only album to top the “Billboard 200” in the United States, and it remained at the number one position in the UK charts for three weeks. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; in Austria by “IFPI”; in Belgium by “BEA”; in Canada by “Music Canada”; in France by “SNEP”; in Italy by “FIMI”, and in UK by “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • David Bowie– vocals, acoustic guitar,  mixing,  string  arrangements, “Fender Guitar”, harmonica
  • Donny McCaslin– flute, saxophone, woodwinds
  • Ben Monder– guitar
  • Jason Lindner– piano, organ, keyboards
  • Tim Lefebvre– bass
  • Mark Guiliana– drums, percussion
  • Kevin Killen– engineering
  • Erin Tonkon – assistant engineer, backing vocals
  • Joe Visciano – mixing assistant
  • Kabir Hermon – assistant engineer
  • Joe LaPorta– mastering engineer
  • Tom Elmhirst– mixing engineer
  • Tony Visconti– strings, engineering, mixing engineer
  • James Murphy– percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by David Bowie, except where noted.

  1. Blackstar
  2. Tis a Pity She Was a Whore
  3. Lazarus
  4. Sue (Or in a Season of Crime) – David Bowie, Maria Schneider, Paul Bateman, Bob Bharma
  5. Girl Loves Me
  6. Dollar Days
  7. I Can’t Give Everything Away

On November 26, 1991.

michael-jackson-dangerous

On November 26, 1991, “Epic” label released “Dangerous”, the eighth Michael Jackson studio album. It was recorded June 1990 – October 1991, at “Ocean Way Studios” and “Record One Studios”, and was produced by Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Bill Bottrell and Bruce Swedien.  The album was certified 10 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; 4 x Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”;  6 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; 5 x Platinum in Chile by “IFPI’; Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”; Diamond in France by “SNEP”; 4 x Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Diamond in Italy by “FIMI”; 2 x Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; 7 x Platinum by Malaysia by “RIM”;  2 x Platinum in Mexico by “AMPROFON”; 3 x Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; 6 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; 6 x Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”; 3 x Platinum in Sweden by “GLF”; 5 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; 6 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 7 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Michael Jackson- lead vocals, background vocals, arrangement, vocal arrangement, rhythm arrangement, director, soprano voice
  • John Bahler- vocal and choir arrangements
  • The John Bahler Singers – choir
  • Glen Ballard- arrangement
  • John Barnes – keyboards
  • Michael Boddicker- synthesizers, speed sequencer, keyboards, keyboard programming
  • Bill Bottrell- recording engineer, audio mixer, percussion, guitar, rap, Father speaking part, drums, synthesizer, bass, mellotron
  • Craig Brock – guitar recording engineer assistant
  • Brad Buxer- keyboards, synthesizers, percussion, keyboard arrangement/programming, keyboard programming
  • Larry Corbett – solo cello
  • Andraé Crouch- choir arrangement
  • Sandra Crouch- choir arrangement
  • The Andraé Crouch Singers – choir
  • Heavy D- rap
  • George Del Barrio – string arrangement
  • Matt Forger – recording engineer, audio mixer, engineering and sound design
  • Kevin Gilbert- speed sequencer
  • Endre Granat- concertmaster
  • Linda Harmon – soprano voice
  • Jerry Hey- arrangement
  • Jean-Marie Horvat – recording engineer
  • Paul Jackson Jr.- guitar intro
  • Terry Jackson – bass guitar
  • Louis Johnson- bass guitar
  • Abraham Laboriel- bass guitar
  • Christa Larson- ending solo vocal
  • Rhett Lawrence- synthesizers, synthesizer programming, arrangement, drums , percussion
  • Bryan Loren- drums, Moog bass
  • Johnny Mandel- orchestral arrangement and conductor
  • Jasun Martz- keyboards
  • Andres McKenzie – Son speaking part
  • Jim Mitchell – guitar recording engineer
  • René Moore- arrangement, keyboards
  • David Paich- keyboards, synthesizers, keyboard arrangement, keyboard programming, rhythm arrangement
  • Marty Paich- orchestral arrangement and conductor
  • Greg Phillinganes- keyboards
  • Tim Pierce- heavy metal guitar
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Steve Porcaro- synthesizers, keyboards, keyboard programming
  • Teddy Riley- recording engineer, audio mixer, arrangement, keyboards, synthesizers, drums, guitar, rhythm arrangement, synthesizer arrangement
  • Thom Russo- recording engineer
  • Slash- special guitar performance
  • Bruce Swedien- co-producer, recording engineer, audio mixer, arrangement, keyboards, drums, percussion
  • Jai Winding – keyboards, keyboard programming, piano, bass
  • Mystery Girl (Princess Stéphanie of Monaco) – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Jam – Michael Jackson, René Moore, Bruce Swedien, Teddy Riley
  2. Why You Wanna Trip on Me – Teddy Riley, Bernard Belle
  3. In the Closet – Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley
  4. She Drives Me Wild – Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley; rap lyrics by Aqil Davidson
  5. Remember the Time – Teddy Riley, Michael Jackson, Bernard Belle
  6. Can’t Let Her Get Away – Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley
  7. Heal the World – Michael Jackson
  8. Black or White – Michael Jackson, Bill Bottrell
  9. Who Is It – Michael Jackson
  10. Give In to Me – Michael Jackson, Bill Bottrell
  11. Will You Be There – Michael Jackson
  12. Keep the Faith – Glen Ballard, Siedah Garrett, Michael Jackson
  13. Gone Too Soon – Larry Grossman, Buz Kohan
  14. Dangerous – Michael Jackson, Bill Bottrell, Teddy Riley

 

On November 22, 2004.

u2_-_how_to_dismantle_an_atomic_bomb

On November 22, 2004, “Island” label released “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb”, the eleventh U2 studio album. It was recorded November 2003 – August 2004, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite, with additional production by Chris Thomas, Jacknife Lee, Nellee Hooper, Flood, Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno and Carl Glanville. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 68 on its list of the “100 Best Albums of the Decade”. “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” was certified 4 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”; 5 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; 2 x Platinum in Brazil by “ABPD”; Platinum in France by “SNEP’; 10 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”; Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; 3 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; 2 x Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”; 4 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 3 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Bono– lead vocals, additional guitar, piano
  • The Edge– guitar, piano, keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • Adam Clayton– bass guitar, keyboards
  • Larry Mullen Jr.– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Jacknife Lee– keyboards, synthesizers
  • Daniel Lanois– guitar, pedal steel, mandolin, shaker

Track listing:

All lyrics by Bono except where noted; all music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.

  1. Vertigo – Bono, The Edge
  2. Miracle Drug – Bono, The Edge
  3. Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own
  4. Love and Peace or Else – Bono, The Edge
  5. City of Blinding Lights
  6. All Because of You
  7. A man and a Woman
  8. Crumbs from Your Table
  9. One Step Closer
  10. Original of the Species
  11. Yahweh – Bono, The Edge

 

 

On November 6, 1995.

made-in-heaven

On November 6, 1995, “Parlaphone” label released “Made in Heaven”, the fifteenth Queen studio album. Until the release of “Queen Forever” in 2014, it was the final album containing original material featuring the band’s original line up. Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon worked with vocal and piano parts that Mercury recorded before his death, adding new instrumentation to the recordings. The recordings were made in 1980, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1993 – 1995, at “Mountain Studios” in Allerton Hill, Cosford Mill, and “Metropolis Studios”, and were produced by Queen. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”; Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”; 2 x Platinum in France by “SNEP”; 3 x Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; 2 x Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; Platinum in Norway by “IFPI Norway”; Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”; 2 x Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”; 3 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”, and 4 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Mercury– lead and backing vocals,  piano,  keyboards,  programming
  • Brian May– guitars, keyboards, piano, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • Roger Taylor– drums, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • John Deacon– bass guitar, guitar, keyboards
  • Rebecca Leigh-White, Gary Martin, Catherine Porter, Miriam Stockley– backing vocals
  • David Richards– keyboards, co-production, engineering, mixing supervision
  • Justin Shirley-Smith – co-production, engineering
  • Josh Macrae– co-production, engineering
  • Reinhold Mack– recording of additional material in the 80’s
  • Kevin Metcalfe – mastering
  • Richard Gray – artwork, cover photographof Irena Sedlecká’s Mercury sculpture in Montreux

Track listing:

  1. It’s a Beautiful Day – Freddie Mercury, John Deacon
  2. Made in Heaven – Freddie Mercury
  3. Let Me Live – Queen
  4. Mother Love – Freddie Mercury, Brian May
  5. My Life Has Been Saved – Queen, John Deacon
  6. I Was Born to Love You – Freddie Mercury
  7. Heaven for Everyone – Roger Taylor
  8. Too Much Love Wil Kill You – Brian May, Frank Musker, Elizabeth Lamers
  9. You Don’t Fool Me – Queen
  10. A Winter’s Tale – Queen, Freddie Mercury
  11. A Winter’s Tale – Queen, Freddie Mercury
  12. Yeah – Queen
  13. Untitled, Hidden Track – Queen, Brian May, John Taylor, David Richards