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In November 1981.

In November 1981, “Epic” label released “Take No Prisoners” the fourth Molly Hatchet studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, “Record Plant Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Tom Werman.


  • Jimmy Farrar – vocals
  • Dave Hlubek – electris and slide guitar
  • Steve Holland – guitar
  • Duane Roland – electric and slide guitar
  • Banner Thomas – bass
  • Bruce Crump – drums
  • Jai Winding – keyboard
  • Paulinho da Costa – congas
  • Tom Werman – percussion
  • Tower of Power horn section – horns
  • Mindy Sterling, Laurie Bono, Katey Sagal – backing vocals
  • Joyce ‘Baby Jean’ Kennedy – additional vocals
  • Gary Ladinsky – engineer, mixing
  • Cary Pritkin – assistant engineer
  • George Marino – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Bloody Reunion – Jimmy Farrar, Dave Hlubek, Duane Roland, Banner Thomas
  2. Respect Me in the Morning – Jimmy Farrar, Duane Roland
  3. Long Tall Sally – Robert Blackwell, Enotris Johnson, Richard Penniman
  4. Loss of Control – Bruce Crump, Duane Roland, Banner Thomas
  5. All Mine – Banner Thomas
  6. Lady Luck – Dave Hlubek
  7. Power Play – Steve Holland
  8. Don’t Mess Around – Duane Roland, Banner Thomas
  9. Don’t Leave Me Lonely – Bruce Crump, Steve Holland
  10. Dead Giveaway – Dave Hlubek

On February 13, 1995.

On February 13, 1995, “Sire” label released “King”, the second Belly studio album. It was recorded in 1994, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Glyn Johns.


  • Tanya Donelly – vocals, guitar
  • Thomas Gorman – guitar, piano
  • Gail Greenwood – vocals, bass
  • Christopher Gorman – drums, percussion
  • Jack Joseph Puig – engineer
  • Oswald “Wiz” Bowe – engineer assistant
  • Glyn Johns – mixing
  • Jack Joseph Puig – mixing
  • Rail Jon Rogut – mixing assistant
  • Chris Bigg – design
  • Stephen DiRado – photography
  • Chris Gorman – photography

Track listing:

  1. Puberty – Tanya Donelly, Gail Greenwood
  2. Seal My Fate – Tanya Donelly
  3. Red – Tanya Donelly, Tom Gorman
  4. Silverfish – Tanya Donelly, Tom Gorman
  5. Super – Connected – Tanya Donelly, Gail Greenwood
  6. The Bees – Tanya Donelly
  7. King – Tanya Donelly
  8. Now They’ll Sleep – Tanya Donelly, Tom Gorman
  9. Untitled and Unsung – Tanya Donelly
  10. L’il Ennio – Tanya Donelly
  11. Judas My Heart – Tanya Donelly, Tom German

On November 18, 1978.

On November 18, 1978, “Atlantic” label released “Love Beach”, the seventh Emerson, Lake & Palmer studio album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Keith Emerson.


  • Keith Emerson – keyboards
  • Greg Lake – vocals, guitars, bass, harmonica
  • Carl Palmer – drums, percussion
  • Jack Nuber – engineer
  • Karl Pitterson – engineer

Track listing:

All lyrics by Peter Sinfield, all music as noted.

  1. All I Want is You – Greg Lake
  2. Love Beach – Greg Lake
  3. Taste of My Love – Greg Lake
  4. The Gambler – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake
  5. For You – Greg Lake
  6. Canario – Joaquin Rodrigo
  7. Memoirs of an Officer and a Gentleman – Keith Emerson

a. Prologue/The Education of a Gentleman

b. Love at First Sight

c. Letters from the Front

d. Honorable Company (A March)

On January 20, 2017.

On January 20, 2017, “Virgin EMI” label released “Return to Ommadawn”, the twenty-sixth Mike Oldfield studio album. It was recorded December 2015 – May 2016, in Nassau,  Bahamas, and was produced by Mike Oldfield.


  • Mike Oldfield – acoustic steel guitar, flamenco guitar, bass guitar, acoustic bass guitar, electric guitars, Fender Telecaster, Fender Mark Knopfler  Signature  Stratocaster, PRS Signature, mandolins, banjo, ukulele, Celtic harp, Vox Continental organ, Hammond organ, Farfisa organ, mellotron, solina, clavioline, piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Oldfield.

  1. Return to Ommadawn (Part one)
  2. Return to Ommadawn (Part two)


On November 2, 1987.

On November 2, 1987, “Virgin” label released “Bête Noire”, the seventh Bryan Ferry studio album. It was recorded 1986 – 1987, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas; “Marcadet”, “Mireval”, “Var”, “Guillaume Tell” in Paris, and was produced by  Bryan Ferry, Chester Kamen and Patrick Leonard.


  • Bryan Ferry– lead vocals
  • Neil Hubbard, Jeff Thall – guitar
  • Lucio Hopper – bass guitar
  • Clifford Carter– keyboards
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Steve Scales – percussion
  • Michelle Cobbs, Ednah Holt, Yanick Etienne– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Bryan Ferry and Patrick Leonard, except where noted.

  1. Limbo
  2. Kiss and Tell
  3. New Town
  4. Day for Night
  5. Zamba
  6. The Right Stuff
  7. Seven Deadly Sins
  8. The Name of the Game
  9. Bête Noire



On April 5, 1988.

On April 5, 1988, “Epic” label released “Stronger Than Pride”, the third Sade studio album. It was recorded 1987 – 1988, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas; “Studio Marcadet” in Paris, and “Studio Miraval” in Le Val, France, and was produced by Mike Pela, Ben Rogan, Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman and Paul S. Denman.


  • Sade Adu– vocals
  • Andrew Hale – keyboards
  • Stuart Matthewman– guitar, saxophone
  • Paul S. Denman– bass
  • James McMillan – trumpet
  • Leroy Osbourne – vocals
  • Gavyn Wright– solo violin
  • Martin Ditcham– drums, percussion
  • Gordon Hunte – guitar
  • Jake Jacas – trombone
  • Nick Ingman– string arrangements
  • Olivier de Bosson, Alain Lubrano, Vince McCartney, Melanie West – assistant engineering
  • Mike Pela– co-production, engineering
  • Herb Powers, Jr. – mastering
  • Ben Rogan – co-production, engineering
  • Franck Segarra – assistant engineering
  • Jean-Christophe Vareille – assistant engineering
  • Levon Parian – cover photograph
  • Toshi Yajima – inlay photograph
  • Graham Smith – artwork, design

Track listing:

  1. Love Is Stronger Than Pride – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  2. Paradise – Sade Adu. Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman, Paul S.Denman
  3. Nothing Can Come Between Us – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  4. Haunt Me – Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman
  5. Turn My Back on You – Sade Adu. Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  6. Keep Looking – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale
  7. Clean Heart – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  8. Give It Up – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  9. I Never Thought I’d See the Day – Sade Adu, Leroy Osbourne
  10. Siempre Hay Esperanza – Sade Adu, Leroy Osbourne, Stuart Matthewman

In September 1981.

In September 1981, “Polydor” label released “Lord Upminster”, the second Ian Dury studio album. It was recorded April – May 1981, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Chas Jankel, Steven Stanley and Ian Dury.


  • Ian Dury – vocals
  • Chas Jankel- guitars, keyboards
  • Robbie Shakespeare- bass guitars
  • Sly Dunbar- drums
  • Tyrone Downie- clavinets, prophet-5, steinway and sons pianos
  • Chas, Gina, Harold, Laura, Tina, Tyrone – backing vocals
  • Recordedby Steven Stanley, Harold Dorsett
  • Mixedby Steven Stanley
  • Assistant Mixing by Harold Dorsett
  • Cover photography – Paul Kaye

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Dury and Chas Jankel, except where noted.

  1. Funky Disco (Pops)
  2. Red (Letter)
  3. Girls (Watching) – Sly Dunbar
  4. Wait (For Me)
  5. The (Body Song)
  6. Lonely (Town)
  7. Lonely (Town)
  8. Trust (Is A Must)
  9. Spasticus (Autisticus)



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”.


  • 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

In August 1980.

On August 27, 1980, “Island” label released “Wild Planet”, the second B-52’s studio album. It was recorded in April 1980, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Rhett Davies, Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson and Ricky Wilson.


  • Fred Schneider– vocals, percussion
  • Kate Pierson– vocals, keyboards
  • Keith Strickland– drums, percussion
  • Cindy Wilson– vocals, percussion
  • Ricky Wilson– guitar
  • Rhett Davies– engineer
  • Benjamin Armbrister – assistant engineer
  • Robert Waldrop – art direction
  • Lynn Goldsmith- cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Ricky Wilson, Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson, except where noted.

  1. Party Out of Bounds
  2. Dirty Back Road – Ricky Wilson, Robert Waldrop
  3. Runnin’ Around
  4. Give Me Back My Man – Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Ricky Wilson, Cindy Wilson
  5. Private Idaho
  6. Devil in My Car – Fred Schneider, Ricky Wilson, Cindy Wilsonand Kate Pierson
  7. Quiche Lorraine- Fred Schneider, Ricky Wilson, Keith Strickland
  8. Strobe Light – Fred Schneider, Ricky Wilson, Keith Strickland
  9. 53 Miles West of Venus – Fred Schneider, Ricky Wilson, Cindy Wilsonand Kate Pierson

In July 1983.

In July 1983, “Sire” label released “Close to the Bone”, the second Tom Tom Club.It was recorded in 1983, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Steven Stanley.


  • Tina Weymouth- bass, vocals
  • Chris Frantz- drums, vocals
  • Alex Weir- guitar
  • Wally Badarou, Tyrone Downie, Raymond Jones – keyboards
  • Rupert Hine- keyboards
  • Steve Scales – percussion
  • Lani Weymouth, Laura Weymouth – vocals
  • James Rizzi- cover illustration
  • Steven Stanley, Benjamin Armbrister, Frank Hanna, Kendall Stubbs – recording, mixing

Track listing:

  1. Pleasure of Love
  2. On the Line Again
  3. This Is a Foxy World
  4. Bamboo Town
  5. The Man With the 4-Way Hips
  6. Measure Up
  7. Never Took a Penny
  8. Atsababy! (Life Is Great)