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In December 1979.

In December 1979, “Warner Bros” label released the self-titled, debut Christopher Cross album. It was recorded in July 1979, at “Warner Bros Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Michael Omartian. The album was certified Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 5 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Christopher Cross – lead and backing vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, arrangements
  • Larry Carlton– guitar solo
  • Valerie Carter– lead and background vocals
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Assa Drori – concertmaster
  • Victor Feldman– vibraphone, percussion
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Jay Graydon– guitar solo
  • Jim Horn– saxophone
  • Eric Johnson– guitar solo
  • Jackie Kelso– saxophone
  • Nicolette Larson, Myrna Matthews, Marty McCall, Michael McDonald, Don HenleyStormie Omartian, D. Souther– background vocals
  • Lew McCreary – trombone
  • Rob Meurer – arrangements, synthesizer, electric piano, celesta, acoustic piano, organ
  • Michael Omartian– arrangements, acoustic piano, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Tomás Ramírez – saxophone
  • Don Roberts – saxophone
  • Andy Salmon – bass
  • Tommy Taylor – drums
  • Michael Osttin – assistant producer
  • Chet Himes – engineer, mixing
  • Stuart Gitlin – second engineer
  • Bobby Hata – mastering
  • Danny Henderson, James Flournoy Holmes –artwork
  • James Flournoy Holmes, Wonder Graphics – design
  • Jim Newhouse – flamingo concept

Track listing:

All tracks by Christopher Cross.

  1. Say You’ll Be Mine
  2. I Really Don’t Know Anymore
  3. Spinning
  4. Never Be the Same
  5. Poor Shirley
  6. Ride Like the Wind
  7. The Light Is On
  8. Sailing
  9. Minstrel Gigolo

 

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On November 27, 1998.

On November 27, 1998, “IHT Records” label released “White Ladder”, the fourth David Gray studio album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by David Gray, Lestyn Polson and Craig McClune. The album was certified 23 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”, 10 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • David Gray – vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards
  • Craig McClune – vocals, drums, keyboards, bass
  • Tim Bradshaw – keyboards
  • Simon Edwards – bass
  • Colm Mac Con Iomaire– violin
  • Terry Edwards – string arrangements
  • Lestyn Polson – engineer, programmer
  • Marius de Vries– additional production, programming
  • Steve Sidelnyk – additional programming
  • Dave Turner – mastering
  • Donal Dineen, Phil Knott – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by David Gray, except where noted.

  1. Please Forgive Me
  2. Babylon
  3. My Oh My – David Grey, Craig McClune
  4. We’re Not Right – David Gray, Craig McClune, Lestyn Poison
  5. Nightblindness
  6. Silver Lining
  7. White Ladder – David Gray, Craig McClune, Lestyn Poison
  8. This Year’s Love
  9. Sail Away
  10. Say Hello Wave Goodbye – Marc Almond, David Bail

 

On November 23, 2008.

On November 23, 2008, “Geffen” label released “Chinese Democracy”, the sixth Guns N’ Roses studio album. It was recorded 1997 – 2007, and was produced by Axl Rose and Caram Costanzo. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”, Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”, Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Axl Rose– lead vocals, keyboards, synthesizers, piano, guitar, samples, arrangements, digital editing, Logic Pro engineering, mixing, art direction
  • Robin Finck– keyboards, electric and acoustic guitars, arrangements, editing
  • Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal– guitar
  • Buckethead– electric and acoustic guitar, arrangements
  • Paul Tobias– guitar, piano, arrangements
  • Richard Fortus– guitar
  • Tommy Stinson– bass guitar, backing vocals, arrangements
  • Bryan “Brain” Mantia– drums, arrangements, initial production, engineering, drum machine, drum programming, Logic Pro engineering
  • Frank Ferrer– drums
  • Dizzy Reed– keyboards, backing vocals, synthesizers, piano, arrangements, Logic Pro engineering
  • Chris Pitman– keyboards, sub-bass, synthesizers, bass and drum programming, backing vocals, twelve-string guitar, drum machine, string machine, Mellotron, arrangements, digital editing, engineering, Logic Pro engineering
  • Josh Freese– arrangements
  • Marco Beltrami, Paul Buckmaster– orchestra and arrangements
  • Suzy Katayama – arrangements, French horn
  • Sebastian Bach– backing vocals
  • Patti Hood – harp
  • Ryan Corey – art direction, design
  • Somyot Hananuntasuk – illustrations
  • Sasha Volkova – illustration
  • Terry Hardin – cover photography
  • George Chin – photography
  • Shi Lifeng – artwork
  • Lie Yuan, He An, Jiang Congi, Kevin Zuckerman, Lian Xue Ming, Anton S. Kandinksy, Marat Bekeev, Xiao Ping, Lou Jie, Sandra Yagi, Socar Myles, Rankin, Johnie Hurtig, Gloria Gaddis – Illustrations alternate booklets:
  • Caram Costanzo – engineering, digital editing, arrangements, sub drums, mixing
  • Roy Thomas Baker– additional production, preproduction
  • Jeff “Critter” Newell, Dan Monti, Jeremy Blair – engineering
  • Eric Caudieux– digital editing, drum machine, drum programming, arrangements, sub drums, additional production, Pro Tools engineering
  • Sean Beavan– recording and digital editing, arrangements, initial production, additional production
  • Youth– initial arrangement suggestions, additional demo pre-production
  • Pete Scaturro – arrangements, initial production, keyboards, digital editing, engineering
  • Billy Howerdel– recording, editing , Logic Pro engineering
  • Stuart White – Logic Pro engineering
  • John O’Mahony – Pro Tools mixing
  • Okhee Kim, Andy Gwynn, Brian Monteath, Dave Dominguez, Jose Borges, Joe Peluso, Christian Baker, James Musshorn, Jan Petrov, JeffRobinette, Bob Koszela, Paul Payne, Mark Gray, Xavier Albira, Dror Mohar, Eric Tabala, Shawn Berman, Donald Clark, Shinnosuke Miyazawa, Vanessa Parr, John Beene, Al Perrotta – engineering assistance
  • Greg Morgenstein, Paul DeCarli, Billy Bowers, Justin Walden, Rail Jon Rogut, Isaac Abolin – additional Pro Tools
  • Andy Wallace– mixing
  • Mike Scielzi, Paul Suarez – mixing assistance
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering

Track listing:

All lyrics Axl Rose, except where noted.

  1. Chinese Democracy – Axl Rose, Joshua Freese, Paul Tobias, Thomas Stinson, Darren Reed, Robert Finck, Caram Costanzo, Eric Caudieux
  2. Shackler’s Revenge – Axl Rose, Robert Finck, Brian Carroll, Bryan Manta, Caram Costanzo, Peter Scaturro
  3. Better – Axl Rose, Robert Finck
  4. Street of Dreams – Axl Rose, Robert Finck, Darren Reed,Thomas Stinson, Paul Tobias
  5. If the World – Axl Rose, Chris Pitman
  6. There Was a Tiime – Axl Rose, Paul Tobias, Darren Reed, Thomas Stinson
  7. Catcher in the Rye – Axl Rose, Thomas Stinson, Darren Reed, Robert Finck, Paul Tobias
  8. Scraped – Axl Rose, Carroli Costanzo
  9. Riad N’ the Bedouins – Axl Rose, Robert Finck, Thomas Stinson, Paul Tobias
  10. Sorry – Axl Rose, Carroli Costanzo
  11. R.S. – Axl Rose, Paul Tobias, Darren Reed
  12. Madagascar – contains samples of speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr, Axl Rose, Chris Pitman
  13. This I Love – Axl Rose
  14. Prostitute – Axl Rose, Robert Finck, Paul Tobias

 

On November 20, 1989.

On November 20, 1989,”Virgin” label released “…But Seriously”, the fourth Phil Collins studio album. It was recorded April – October 1989, at “The Farm” in Chiddingfold, Surrey, UK, “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Phil Collins and Hugh Padgham. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Argentina by “CAPIF”, 5 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, 2 x Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”, 7 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Diamond in France by “SNEP”, 6 x Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”, Platinum in Hong Kong by “IFPI Hong Kong”, 3 x Platinum in Italy by “FIMI”, Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”, 2 x Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”, Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, 2 x Platinum in Portugal by “AFP”,  7 x Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”, 5 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”, 9 x Platinum in UK by “BPI and 4 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Phil Collins– vocals, drums, percussion, tambourine, keyboards, mixing
  • Daryl Stuermer– guitar
  • Leland Sklar– bass guitar
  • David Crosby– vocals
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Pino Palladino– bass guitar
  • Stephen Bishop– vocals
  • Eric Clapton– guitar
  • Steve Winwood– Hammond organ
  • Dominic Miller- guitar
  • The Phenix Horns:
    • Don Myrick– saxophone
    • Louis Satterfield– trombone
    • Harry Kim– trumpet
    • Rhamlee Michael Davis – trumpet
  • Alex Brown, Marva King, Lynne Fiddmont – backing vocals
  • Hugh Padgham – mixing, engineer
  • Ed Goodreau, Simon Osbourne – assistant engineer
  • Tom Tom 84 – horn arrangements
  • Maurice Spears – music preparation
  • Trevor Key– photography

 

Track listing:

All tracks by Phil Collins, except where noted.

 

  1. Hang in Long Enough
  2. That’s Just the Way It Is
  3. Find a Way to My Heart
  4. Colours
  5. Father to Son
  6. Another Day in Paradise
  7. All of My Life
  8. Something Happened on the Way to Heaven
  9. Do You Remember?
  10. I Wish It Would Rain Down

On November 3, 2017.

On November 3, 2017, “Capitol” label released “The Thrill of It All”, the second Sam Smith studio album. It was recorded in 2017, and was produced by Steve Fitzmaurice, Brendan Grieve, Malay, Tyler Johnson, StarGate, Emile Haynie and Timbaland. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Denmark by “IFPI Denmark”, Platinum in Netherland by “NVPI”, Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, Platinum in Norway by “IFPI Norway” and 2 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Sam Smith – lead and background vocals
  • Lawrence Dopson – piano
  • Tyler Johnson – piano, electric guitar, bass guitar, drum loop, Moog synthesizer, programming
  • Ben Jones – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Camaron Ochs – electric guitar, background vocals
  • Jimmy Napes – piano, drums, drum programming, organ, percussion, synthesizer pads
  • Timbaland – percussion, bass, drum programming, synthesizer pads
  • Darryl Pearson – guitars
  • Malay – guitars, bass guitar, keyboards, engineer, programming
  • Reuben James – Fender rhodes, organ, piano, Wurlitzer
  • Jodi Milliner – bass, drum programming, Moog bass, Moog synthesizer
  • Dareen Heelis – bass guitar, drum programming, engineer, Moog synthesizer
  • Earl Harvin – percussion, tambourine, drum programming
  • Steve Fitzmaurice – drums, percussion, drum programming, engineer, mixing
  • Brendan Grieve – celeste, drum programming, engineer
  • Emile Haynie – piano, drums, percussion, programming
  • Lawrence Johnson – vocal arrangements
  • Ian Burdge, Richard George, Everton Nelson, Bruce White – string section leader
  • Simon Hale – string arrangements, string conductor
  • Ruven Afanador – cover photo
  • James Barber – photography

Track listing:

  1. Too Good at Goodbyes – Sam Smith, James Napier, Mikkel S.EriksenTor Erik Hermansen
  2. Say it First – Sam Smith, James Napier, James Ho
  3. One Last Song – Sam Smith, James Napier, Tyler Johnson
  4. Midnight Train – Sam Smith, James Napier, James Ho
  5. Burning – Sam Smith, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Dominic Jordan, Jimmy Giannos
  6. Him – Sam Smith, Brendan Grieve, Reuben James
  7. Baby, You Make Me Crazy – Sam Smith, James Napier, Emile Haynie, Dennis Ronald Thomas
  8. No Peace – Sam Smith, James Napier, Yebba Smith
  9. Palace – Smith, Tyler Johnson, Camaron Ochs
  10. Pray – Sam Smith, James Napier, Timothy Mosley, Darryl Pearson, Larrance Dopson, Jose A. Valasquez

On October 15, 2012.

On October 15, 2012, “Mercury” label released the self-titled, debut Jake Bugg album. It was recorded in 2012, and was produced by Iain Archer, Mike Crossey, Matt Prime, Crispin Hunt, Jason Hart and Jake Bugg. The album was certified Platinum in UK by “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Jake Bugg – vocals, guitar, engineer
  • Iain Archer – guitar, bass, drums, engineer, mixing
  • Jack Atherton, Phil Wilkinson – drums
  • Jon Kensington, Tom Robertson– bass
  • Matt Prime – guitar, harmonica, percussion, mixing, background vocals
  • Oliver Kraus – strings, string arrangements
  • Pete Barrett – art work
  • Kevin Westenburg – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jake Bugg and Iain Archer, except where noted.

  1. Lightning Bolt
  2. Two Fingers
  3. Taste It
  4. Seen It All
  5. Simple As This – Jake Bugg, Matt Prime
  6. Country Song – Jake Bugg
  7. Broken – Jake Bugg, Crispin Hunt
  8. Trouble Town
  9. Ballad of Mr Jones
  10. Slide
  11. Someone Told Me – Jake Bugg
  12. Note to Self
  13. Someplace – Jake Bugg
  14. Fire – Jake Bugg

On July 9, 2002.

On July 9, 2002, “Warner Bros” label released “By the Way”, the eighth Red Hot Chili Peppers studio album. It was recorded November 2001 – May 2002, at “Cello Studios” and “Chateau Marmont” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Rick Rubin.  Album paintings, photography and art direction is credited to Julian Schnabel, Anthony Kiedis, John Frusciante, Michael “Flea” Balzary and Chad Smith. The album was certified Platinum in Argentina by “CAPIF”, 5 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Austria by “IFPI”, 2 x Platinum in Brazil by “Pro-Música Brasil”, 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”, Platinum in France by “SNEP”, Platinum in Greece by “IFPI Greece”, 2 x Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”, 2 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, 2 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPISwitzerland”, 6 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 2 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Anthony Kiedis– lead vocals
  • John Frusciante– guitar, backing vocals, piano, keyboards, modular synthesizer, bass
  • Michael “Flea” Balzary– bass, trumpet, harmonica, backing vocals, double bass, guitar
  • Chad Smith– drums, percussion, tambourine
  • Ryan Hewitt – engineer
  • Marc Mann– arranger
  • Ethan Mates – recording engineer
  • Vlado Meller– mastering
  • Rick Rubin– engineering
  • Jim Scott – mix engineer, recording engineer
  • Jason Wormer – recording engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Anthony Kiedis, John Frusciante, Michael “Flea” Balzary and Chad Smith

  1. By the Way
  2. Universal Speaking
  3. This is the Place
  4. Dosed
  5. Don’t Forget Me
  6. The Zephyr Song
  7. Can’t Stop
  8. I Could Die for You
  9. Midnight
  10. Throw Away Your Television
  11. Cabron
  12. Tear
  13. Oh Mercury
  14. Minor Thing
  15. Warm tape
  16. Venice Queen