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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.


  • 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

On October 6, 2017.

On October 6, 2017, “Island” label released “Raised Under Grey Skies”, the debut JP Cooper album It was recorded in 2017, and was produced by Mike Spencer, Hannah Vasanth, Crispin Hunt, Adam Bartlett, Two Inch Punch, Fred Ball, Jamie Hartman, David Pramik, Jon Hume, Hank Solo, Greg Wells and Wesley Muoria-Chaves.


  • JP Cooper – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, whistle
  • Adam Rust, Hannah Vasanth, Jamie Hartman – piano
  • Hannah Vasanth, Troy Miller – Hammond organ
  • Adam Rust, Crispin Hunt, Hank Solo – keyboards
  • Jon Hume – acoustic guitar
  • Math Allen – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jonathan Howard, Joseph Paul Murphy, Crispin Hunt – electric guitar
  • Adam Bartlett, Adam Rust, Crispin Hunt- bass
  • Andre Fisher, Fred Ball, Hank Solo – drums
  • Adam Bartlett, Crispin Hunt,Jonathan Howard – percussion
  • Anne Melita Beryl, Ben Cashell,Bryony James – cello
  • Dominic Moore, Emma Owens,Maxine Moore – viola
  • Anna Croad, Anna Phoebe,Charlotte Andrews- violin
  • Jonathan Howard, Joseph Paul Murphy – trumpet
  • Brenda Okioga, Ebony Frear,Elizabeth Komba– background vocals
  • Lasse Enersen – string arrangements
  • Darren Heelis, Jon Hume, Mike Spencer – drum programming

Track listing:

  1. We Were Raised Under Grey Skies – John Paul Cooper, Adriano Buffone
  2. September Song – John Paul Cooper, Teemu Brunila, Benjamin McIldowie, Jon Cobbe Hume
  3. Good Friend – John Paul Cooper, David Bayley, Andrew MacFarlane, Edmund Irwin-Singer Joe Seaward, Benjamin Ash, Frederik Ball
  4. All This Love – John Paul Cooper, Teemu Brunila
  5. The Only Reason – John Paul Cooper
  6. Passport Home – John Paul Cooper, Jamie Hartman
  7. She’s on My Mind – John Paul Cooper, Teemu Brunila, McIldowie Hume
  8. Wait – John Paul Cooper, Mark Taylor, Patrick Mascall
  9. Change – John Paul Cooper, Alex Smith
  10. Closer – John Paul Cooper, Joseph Murphy, Jonathan Howard
  11. Beneath The Streetlights And The Moon – John Paul Cooper, Greg Weels
  12. In the Silence – John Paul Cooper, Teemu Brunila
  13. Momma’s Players – John Paul Cooper, Vasanth Michael Omari Jr.


On June 13, 2006.

On June 13, 2006, “Columbia” label released “We Were Here”, the debut Joshua Radin album. It was recorded in 2006, and was produced by Chris Holmes.


  • Joshua Radin – vocals, guitar
  • Chris Holmes – guitar, bass, keyboards, tambora, programming
  • Priscilla Hartranft – vocals, piano
  • Chad Fischer– piano
  • Jason Kanakis – guitar
  • Solomon Snyder – bass
  • Colette Alexander, John Krovoza, Oliver Kraus – cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Joshua Radin, except where noted.

  1. Sundrenched World
  2. Star Mile
  3. Everything’ll Be Alright (Will’s Lullaby)
  4. These Photographs
  5. Closer
  6. Today
  7. Winter
  8. ]Someone Else’s Life
  9. Amy’s Song
  10. What If You
  11. Only You – Vince Clarke

On November 6, 2012.

On November 6, 2012, “Columbia” label released “Music from Another Dimension!”, the fifteenth Aerosmith studio album. It was recorded July 2011/ March – April 2012,  at “Pandora’s Box”, “The Boneyard”, “Poppy Studios”, “Swing House Studios”, “Mad Dog Studios”, “Spitfire Studio”, “Retro Activ Studios”, “Briar Patch Studios” and “Hensen Studios”, and was produced by Jack Douglas, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Marti Frederiksen. It was band’s first studio album since 2004’s “Honkin’ on Bobo” and the first to feature all-new material since 2001’s “Just Push Play”.


  • Steven Tyler– lead vocals, drums, arrangement, backing vocals
  • Joe Perry– lead guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • Brad Whitford– rhythm guitar
  • Tom Hamilton– bass, lead vocals
  • Joey Kramer– drums, percussion
  • Julian Lennon, Melanie Taylor, Sharlotte Gibson, Laura Jones – background vocals
  • Tom Scott, Jessy J– saxophone tenor
  • John Mitchell– saxophone baritone
  • Bill Reichenbach, Jr.– trombone
  • Gary Grant– trumpet
  • Larry Hall– trumpet
  • Mia Tyler– backing vocals
  • Russ Irwin– piano, backing vocals
  • Carrie Underwood– featured vocals
  • Johnny Depp, Bruce Witkin – background vocals
  • Paul Santo – Hammond organ, keyboards, mellotron
  • Rudy Tanzi– Hammond organ
  • The Section Quartet: Daphne Chen – violin, Eric Gorfain– violin, Lauren Chipman – viola, Richard Dodd – cello
  • Jesse Sky Kramer – drums
  • Zac Rae – piano, synthesizer, electric piano
  • Desmond Child– piano
  • Jesse Kotansky – violin solo
  • Daniel J. Coe – synthesizer, synthesizer, programming, arrangement
  • Rick Dufay– rhythm guitar
  • Jack Douglas– mixing, arrangement, percussion, keyboards, organ; synthesizer, backing vocals; outro piano
  • Marti Frederiksen– pro tools, backing vocals, keyboards, guitar, Roland synthesizer
  • Warren Huart– engineering, mixing, backing vocals
  • Al Schmidt, Chris Lord-Alge, Neal Avron– mixing
  • Anthony Focx– pro tools editing
  • Daphne Chen, Tom Scott– arrangement
  • Casey Patrick Tebo– artwork
  • Slash– inside artwork

Track listing:

  1. LUV XXX – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
  2. Oh Yeah – Joe Perry
  3. Beautiful – Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton
  4. Tell Me – Tom Hamilton
  5. Out Go the Lights – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
  6. Legendary Child – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Jim Vallance
  7. What Could Have Been Love – Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen, Russ Irwin
  8. Street Jesus – Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford, Joe Perry
  9. Can’t Stop Lovin’ You – Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen, Whitford, Kramer, Tom Hamilton
  10. Lover A lot – Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton, Jesse Kramer, Marco Moir
  11. We All Fall Down – Diane Warren
  12. Freedom Fighter – Joe Perry
  13. Closer – Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen, Whitford, Kramer
  14. Something – Joe Perry
  15. Another Last Goodbye – Steven Tyler, Desmond Child, Joe Perry


On May 7, 2007.

On May 7, 2007, “Epic” label released “The Boy with No Name”, the fifth Travis studio album. It was recorded December 2004-January 2007, at “British Grove Studios”, “The Hospital”, “Kensaltown Studios”, “Mayfair Studios”, “RAK Studios”, “Westside Studios”, “The Zeppelin Studios”,” Hampstead Heath” in London, “Mercer Street”, “The Weston Park Hotel” and “Washington Square Park” in New York City, and was produced by Steve Orchard, Nigel Godrich, Mike Hedges, Fran Healy, Andy Dunlop, Dougie Payne, Neil Primrose and George Tandero.


  • Fran Healy– lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano
  • Andy Dunlop– guitar
  • Dougie Payne– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Neil Primrose– drums
  • Steve Orchard – engineering
  • Mike Hedges– vocal recordings
  • George Tandero – engineering, mixing
  • Nigel Godrich– engineering
  • Matthieu Clouard – production assistant, vocal recordings
  • Jens L Thomsen – assistant engineer
  • Michael H. Brauer– mixing
  • Will Hensley – mix assistant
  • Emery Dobyns– Washington Square Park recording
  • Tappin Gofton– design, art direction
  • Stefan Ruiz – photograph
  • Julia Stone– backing vocals
  • KT Tunstall– backing vocals
  • Manon Morris – harp
  • Sarah Clarke – clarinet
  • Joby Talbot– string arrangement
  • Chris Worsey – cello
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Zoe Martlew – cello
  • Lucy Wilkins – violin
  • Louisa Fuller – violin
  • Helena Wood – violin
  • Rick Koster – violin
  • Richard George – violin
  • Louisa Aldridge – violin
  • Jonathan Hill – violin
  • Darragh Morgan – violin
  • Jeff Moore – violin
  • Natalia Bonner – violin
  • Adrian Smith – viola
  • Reiad Chibah – viola
  • John Metcalfe – viola
  • Rachel Robson – viola
  • Sally Herbert– string arrangement, violin
  • Everton Nelson – violin
  • Calina De La Mare – violin
  • Oli Langford – viola

Track listing:

  1. 3 Times and You Loose – Fran Healy, Andy Dunlop
  2. Selfish Jean – Fran Healy
  3. Closer – Fran Healy
  4. Big Chair – Fran Healy, Andy Dunlop
  5. Battleship – Fran Healy
  6. Eyes Wide Open – Fran Healy
  7. My Eyes – Fran Healy
  8. One Night – Fran Healy
  9. Under the Moonlight – Susie Hug
  10. Out in Space – Fran Healy
  11. Colder – Fran Healy, Dougie Payne
  12. New Amsterdam – Fran Healy
  13. Sailing Away – Fran Healy


On July 18, 1980.

Joy Division - Closer

On July 18, 1980, “Factory” label released “Closer”, the second and final Joy Division studio album.It was released following the May 1980 suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis. “Closer” was recorded in March 1980, at “Britannia Row Studios” in London, and was produced by Martin Hannett. “NME” ranked the album at number 72 on its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever”; “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Closer” at number 157 on its list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”; in 2006, “Q” magazine ranked the album at number 8 on its list of the “Best Albums of the 1980s”, and “Slant” magazine ranked it at number 7 on its list of the “Best Albums of the 1980s”.


  • Ian Curtis– lead vocals, guitar, melodica
  • Bernard Sumner – guitar, bass guitar, synthesizers
  • Peter Hook– bass guitar, guitar, six-string bass guitar
  • Stephen Morris– drums, electronic drums, percussion
  • Martin Hannett– engineering
  • Michael Johnson – engineering assistance
  • John Caffery – engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner.

  1. Atrocity Exhibition
  2. Isolation
  3. Passover
  4. Colony
  5. A Means to an End
  6. Heart and Soul
  7. Twenty Four Hours
  8. The Eternal
  9. Decades


On March 8, 1994.


On March 9, 1994, “Interscope” label released “The Downward Spiral”, the second Nine Inch Nails studio album. It  was recorded 1992 – 1993, at “Le Pig” in Beverly Hills;” Record Plant Studios” and “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Trent Reznor and Mark Flood Ellis. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 201 on its list of the “500 greatest albums of all time”. The album was placed 10th on magazine “Spin” list of “125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years” In 2001, “Q” magazine named  “The Downward Spiral” as one of the “50 Heaviest Albums of All Time” and in 2010, the album was ranked number 102 on their “250 Best Albums of Q’s Lifetime”.


  • Trent Reznor– vocals, drums, arranger
  • Mark “Flood” Ellis– hi-hat, ARP 2600 synthesizer
  • Chris Vrenna– drums, programming, sampling
  • Adrian Belew– texture generating guitar, ring mod guitar
  • Danny Lohner– guitar
  • Andy Kubiszewski– drums
  • Stephen Perkins– drum loops
  • Charlie Clouser– programming
  • Russell Mills– paintings
  • David Buckland – photography
  • Gary Talpas– package

Track listing:

All tracks by Trent Reznor.

  1. Self Destruct
  2. Piggy
  3. Heresy
  4. March of the Pigs
  5. Closer
  6. Ruiner
  7. The Becoming
  8. I Do Not Want This
  9. Big Man With a Gun
  10. A Warm Place
  11. Eraser
  12. Reptile
  13. The Downward Spiral
  14. Hurt