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In August 1982.

In August 1982, “Warner Bros” label released “If That’s What It Takes”, the debut Michael McDonald studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studio”; “Sunset Sound Recorders” and “Ocean Way Recording” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ted Templeman and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Lead vocals: Michael McDonald
  • Bass: Willie Weeks, Louis Johnson, Mike Porcaro
  • Drums: Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro
  • Guitar: Dean Parks, Steve Lukather, Robben Ford
  • Saxophone: Edgar Winter, Tom Scott
  • Percussion: Lenny Castro, Bobby LaKind, Paulinho Da Costa, Ted Templeman
  • Piano: Greg Phillinganes, Michael McDonald
  • Clavinet: Greg Phillinganes
  • Organ: Greg Phillinganes
  • Fender Rhodes: Michael McDonald, Greg Phillinganes, Michael Omartian
  • Synthesizer: Michael McDonald, Michael Boddicker
  • Lyricon: Tom Scott
  • Background vocals: Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford, Maureen McDonald,  Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, Brenda Russell, Kathy Walker, Amy Holland
  • Engineers: Ken Deane, Bobby Hata, Lee Herschberg, James Isaacson, Donn Landee, Mark Linett, Steve McManus
  • Overdub engineers: Lee Herschberg, James Isaacson, Donn Landee, Mark Linett
  • Mixing: Lee Herschberg
  • Mastering: Bobby Hata
  • Horn arrangements: Jerry Hey
  • String arrangements: Marty Paich
  • Keyboard technician: Paul Mederios
  • Production coordinators: Joan Parker, Kathy Walker and Vicki Fortson
  • Art direction and Design: Jeff Adamoff
  • Photography: Jim Shea
  • Direction: Irving Azoff

Track listing:

  1. Playin’ by the Rules – Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford
  2. I Keep Forgetting – Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  3. Love Lies – Michael McDonald, Randy Goodrum
  4. I Gotta Try – Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins
  5. I Can Let Go Now – Michael McDonald
  6. That’s Why – McDonald, Randy Goodrum
  7. If That’s What It Takes – Michael McDonald, Jackie De Shannon
  8. No Such Luck – Michael McDonald, Grady Walker, Harry Garfield
  9. Losin’ End – Michael McDonald
  10. Believe in It – Michael McDonald
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In March 1978.

In March 1978, “Island” label released “Double Fun” the fourth Robert Palmer album. It was recorded 1977-1978,  at “The Hit Factory”, “Media Sound Recordings” in New York and “Sigma Sound Studios” in Philadelphia, and was produced by Robert Palmer and Tom Moulton.

Personnel:

  • Robert Palmer– vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Bob Babbitt– bass
  • Paul Barrere– guitar, backing vocals
  • Keith Errol Benson – drums
  • Harry Bluestone – concertmaster
  • Michael Brecker– saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Pierre Brock – bass
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Gene Davis – string arrangements
  • John Davis – string arrangements
  • Louis John Davis – keyboards
  • Robert Greenidge– percussion
  • Freddie Harris – guitar
  • Richie Hayward– drums
  • Neil Hubbard– guitar
  • Ron Kersey– keyboards
  • James Mahoney – guitar
  • Donovan McKitty – guitar
  • Chris Parker– drums
  • Bill Payne– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Edward Putmon – keyboards
  • Don Renaldo – concertmaster
  • Steve Robbins – keyboards
  • Brenda Russell– backing vocals
  • Brian Russell – backing vocals
  • Allan Schwartzberg– percussion, drums
  • James Allen Smith – keyboards
  • J. Tindall– guitar
  • Jimmy Williams – bass
  • Executive Producer – Chris Blackwell
  • Engineers – Phill Brown, Arthur Stoppe, Tom Moulton
  • Mastered by Jose Rodriguez
  • Art Direction – Tina Bossidy and Robert Palmer
  • Phorography – Hiro (51)

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Palmer except where noted.

  1. Every Kinda People- Andy Fraser
  2. Best of Both Worlds
  3. Come Over
  4. Where Can It Go?
  5. Night People – Allen Toussaint
  6. Love Can Run Faster
  7. You Overwhelm Me
  8. You Really Got Me – Ray Davies
  9. You’re Gonna Get What’s Coming

On November 30, 1975.

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On November 30, 1975, “Island” label released “Numbers”, the ninth Cat Stevens studio album. It was recorded in October 1975, at “Le Studio Morin Heights” in Quebec, Canada, and was produced by Cat Stevens.

Personnel:

  • Cat Stevens– acoustic guitar, electric guitar, twelve string guitar, piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, ARP 2600, ARP 2500, vocals
  • Jean Roussel– piano, Yamaha organ, Wurlitzer electric piano, synthesizer, harpsichord, Hammond organ, string synthesizer, vocals, vibraphone
  • Alun Davies– acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Gerry Conway– drums, vocals
  • Bruce Lynch– bass, double bass
  • Simon Nicol– acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12-string electric guitar
  • Chico Batera – congas, wind chimes, ganza, triangle, waterphone
  • Gordie Fleming – accordion
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Magic Children of Ottawa – vocals
  • Barbara Massey – vocals
  • Carl Hall – vocals
  • Tasha Thomas – vocals
  • Art Garfunkel– vocals
  • Lewis Furey – vocals
  • Melba Joyce – vocals
  • Carmen Twillie – vocals
  • Brenda Russell – vocals
  • Vennette Gloud – vocals
  • Suzanne Lynch– vocals
  • Anna Peacock – vocals
  • Vincent Beck – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Cat Stevens.

  1. Whistlestar
  2. Novim’s Nightmare
  3. Majik of Majiks
  4. Drywood
  5. Banapple Gas
  6. Land o’ Freelove & Goodbye
  7. Jzero
  8. Home
  9. Monad’s Anthem

 

On May 22, 1982.

Sheffield_Steel

On May 22, 1982, “Island” label released “Sheffield Steel”, the eighth Joe Cocker studio album.It was recorded at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas,  and was produced by Chris Blackwell and Alex Sadkin.

Personnel:

  • Joe Cocker – lead vocals
  • Adrian Belew,Barry Reynolds, Mikey Chung – guitars
  • Robbie Shakespeare – bass
  • Wally Badarou – keyboards
  • Sly Dunbar – drums
  • Uziah “Sticky” Thompson – percussion
  • Robert Palmer,Jimmy Cliff – backing vocals
  • Ted Jensen– mastering at Sterling Sound, NYC

Track listing:

  1. Look What You’ve Done – Leo Nocentelli
  2. Shocked – Ira Ingber, Greg Sutton
  3. Sweet Little Woman – Andy Fraser
  4. Seven Days – Bob Dylan
  5. Marie – Randy Newman
  6. Ruby Lee – Bill Withers, Melvin Dunlap
  7. Many Rivers to Cross – Jimmy Cliff
  8. So Good, So Right – Brenda Russell
  9. Talking Back to the Night – Steve Winwood,Will Jennings
  10. Just Like Always – Jimmy Webb

On February 19, 1991.

Night Ride Home

On February 19, 1991, “Geffen” label released “Night Ride Home”, the fourteenth Joni Mitchell album. It was recorded 1989 – 1990, at “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, and “One On One Studios”, and was produced by Joni Mitchell and Larry Klein.

Personnel:

  • Joni Mitchell: vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion, Billatron. oboe, Omnichord
  • Jeremy Lubbock: conductor, arranger, string arrangement
  • Brenda Russell: background vocals
  • David Baerwald: background vocals
  • Michael Landau: guitar
  • Bill Dillon: guitar, pedal steel guitar
  • Wayne Shorter: soprano saxophone
  • Larry Klein: bass; percussion, guitar, keyboards
  • Alex Acuña: percussio
  • Vinnie Colaiuta: drums, snare drum
  • Karen Peris: background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Joni Mitchell; except where noted

  1. Night Ride Home
  2. Passion Play (When All The Slaves Are Free)
  3. Cherokee Louise
  4. The Windfall (Everything for Nothing)
  5. Slouching Towards Bethlehem – based on a poem – The Second Coming- by B. Yeats
  6. Come in from the Cold
  7. Nothing Can Be Done – words by Joni Mitchell, music by Larry Klein
  8. The Only Joy in Town
  9. Ray’s Dad’s Cadillac
  10. Two Grey Rooms