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On March 17, 1998.

On March 17, 1998, “Warner Bros” label released “Van Halen III”, the eleventh Van Halen studio album. It was recorded March – December 1997, at “5150 Studios”,  Studio City, CA, and was produced by Mike Post and Eddie Van Halen.

Personnel:

  • Eddie Van Halen– lead and backing vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, engineer
  • Michael Anthony – bass, backing vocals
  • Gary Cherone– lead vocals
  • Alex Van Halen– drums, percussion
  • Mike Post– piano
  • Florian Ammon – programming
  • Ian Dye – programming
  • Ed Rogers – programming
  • Paul Wight – programming
  • The Edward – mixing, mastering
  • Erwin Musper – engineer
  • Robbes – mixing, mastering
  • Eddy Schreyer – mastering
  • Stine Schyberg – art direction
  • Scott Schafer – coloring
  • Dan Chavkin – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, Gary Cherone and Alex Van Halen.

  1. Neworld
  2. Without You
  3. One I Want
  4. From Afar
  5. Dirty Water Dog
  6. Once
  7. Fire in the Hole
  8. Josephina
  9. Year to the Day
  10. Primary
  11. Ballot of the Bullet
  12. How Many Say I
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On March 15, 1980.

On March 15, 1980, “Ralph Records” label released “Half-Mute”, the debut  Tuxedomoon studio album. It was recorded in December 1979, at “Audios Amigos Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Steven Brown, Peter Dachert and Blaine L. Reininger.

Personnel:

  • Steven Brown– lead vocals, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone,  keyboards,  synthesizer, drum programming
  • Peter Dachert(as Peter Principle) – bass guitar, guitar, synthesizer, drum programming
  • Blaine L. Reininger– violin, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, drum programming, spoken word
  • Jim Renney – engineering
  • Patrick Roques – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Steven Brown, Peter Dachert and Blaine L. Reininger.

  1. Nazca
  2. 59 to 1
  3. Fifth Column
  4. Tritone (Musica Diablo)
  5. Loneliness
  6. James Whale
  7. What Use
  8. Volo Vivace
  9. 7 Years
  10. KM/Seeding the Clouds

On February 19, 2002.

On February 19, 2002, “Sanctuary” label released “Back on Track”, the eleventh and final Humble Pie album. It was recorded December 2001 – January 2002, at “Jacobs Studios” in Surrey, and “Astoria Studios” in Hampton, Greater London, and was produced by Andy Jackson and Dave Colwell.

Personnel:

  • Dave “Bucket” Colwell– guitar, dobro, mandolin
  • Jerry Shirley– drums
  • Greg Ridley– vocals, bass
  • Bobby Tench– vocals, guitar
  • Zoot Money– vocals, piano, Hammond organ
  • Victor Martin – Hammond organ
  • John Melling – piano, string arrangements
  • Andy Jackson – engineer, mixing
  • Damon Iddins – engineer
  • Jerry Shirley – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Dignified- Dave Colwell
  2. Real Thing – Dave Colwell, Mick Lister
  3. Trouble – Greg Ridley
  4. Ain’t No Big Thing – Dave Colwell, Jerry Shirley, Bobby Tench
  5. Stay One More Night – Dave Colwell, Robert Hart
  6. Still Got a Story to Tell – Dave Colwell
  7. All I Ever Needed – Dave Colwell
  8. This Time – Jerry Shirley, Charlie Huhn
  9. Flat Busted – Jerry Shirley, Charlie Huhn
  10. Between Old Teddy and Your Mum – Dave Colwell, Bob Halligan

 

 

On February 19, 2002.

On February 19, 2002, “ECM” label released “Cat ‘n’ Mouse”, the 25th John Abercrombie album. It was recorded in December 2000, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • John Abercrombie – guitar
  • Mark Feldman– violin
  • Marc Johnson– double bass
  • Joey Baron– drums
  • James Farber – engineer
  • Aya Takemura – assistant engineer
  • Sascha Kleis – design
  • Jim Bengston – cover photography
  • Deborah Feingold – linear photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Abercrombie, except where noted.

  1. A Nice Idea
  2. Convolution
  3. String Thing
  4. Soundtrack
  5. Third Stream Samba – John Abercrombie, Joey Baron, Mark Feldman, Marc Johnson
  6. On the Loose
  7. Stop and Go
  8. Show of Hands – John Abercrombie, Joey Baron, Mark Feldman, Marc Johnson

 

On February 11, 1977.

On February 11, 1977, “Deram” label released “Songwriter”, the second Justin Hayward album. It was recorded June – December 1976, at “Threshold” in London, and was produced by Tony Clarke, Justin Hayward and Martin Wyatt.

Personnel:

  • Justin Hayward – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, drums, bass, violin, cello, flute, tambourine
  • Jim Cockey – violin
  • Tom Tompkins – viola
  • Tim Tompkins – cello
  • Mel Galley– bass
  • Terry Rowley – guitar
  • Dave Holland– drums
  • Ken Freeman– keyboards
  • Doremi Hayward – backing vocals
  • Peter Knight- strings arranger, conductor
  • Tony Clarke, Derek Varnals, Dave Baker – engineer
  • Dean Rod – assistant engineer
  • Gary Ladinkski – mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Justin Hayward.

  1. Tightrope
  2. Songwriter Part 1
  3. Songwriter Part 2
  4. Country Girl
  5. One Lonely Room
  6. Lay It on Me
  7. Stage Door
  8. Raised on Love
  9. Doin’ Time
  10. Nostradamus

 

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.

Personnel:

  • 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)

 

In January 1969.

In January 1969, “Pye” label released “Revelation”, the debut Man studio album. It was recorded in December 1968, at “Pye Studios” in London, and at “Langland Hotel” in Swansea, and was produced by John Schroeder.

Personnel:

  • Mike “Micky” Jones – vocals, lead guitar
  • Deke Leonard(credited as Roger Leonard) – vocals, guitar, harp, piano, percussion
  • Clive John – vocals, organ, piano, guitar
  • Jeff Jones – drums, percussion
  • Ray Williams – bass
  • John Schroeder – supervision
  • Alan Florence – engineer
  • Malcolm Eade – sound effects

Track listing:

  1. And in the Beginning….. – Roger Leonard
  2. Sudden Life – Roger Leonard, Clive John
  3. Empty Room – Clive John, Ray Williams
  4. Puella! Puella! (Woman! Woman!) – Mike Jones
  5. Love – Roger Leonard
  6. Erotica – Roger Leonard, Clive John, Mike Jones, Jeff Jones, Ray Williams
  7. Blind Man – Roger Leonard
  8. And Castles Rise in Children’s Eyes – Mike Jones
  9. Don’t Just Stand There (Come in Out of the Rain) – Mike Jones
  10. The Missing Pieces – Roger Leonard, Clive John, Martin Ace, Clive Reynolds
  11. The Future Hides its Face – Roger Leonard