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On May 17, 1999.

On May 17, 1999, “Mute” and “V2” labels released “Play”, the fifth Moby studio album. It was recorded 1998 – 1999, at Moby’s home studio in Manhattan, New York, and was produced by Moby. The album was certified 4 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, 2 x Platinum in Belgium by “BEA”, 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Diamond in France by “SNEP”, 7 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, Platinum in Sweden by “GLF”, 6 x Platinum in UK by “BPI” and 2 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Moby – vocals, engineering, mixing, production, writing, instruments
  • Pilar Basso, Nikki D, Reggie Matthews, The Shining Light Gospel Choir – additional vocals
  • Graeme Durham – mastering
  • I Monster, Mario Caldato Jr.– mixing
  • Corinne Day – photography
  • Ysabel Zu Innhausen Und Knyphausen – artwork, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Moby, except where noted.

  1. Honey – Moby, Bessie Jones, Alan Lomax
  2. Find My Baby – Moby, Willie Jones
  3. Porcelain
  4. Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?
  5. South Side
  6. Rushing
  7. Bodyrock – Moby, Gabriel Jackson
  8. Natural Blues – Moby, Vera Hall, Alan Lomax
  9. Machete
  10. 7
  11. Run On
  12. Down Slow
  13. If Things Were Perfect
  14. Everloving
  15. Inside
  16. Guitar Flute & String
  17. The Sky Is Broken
  18. My Weakness
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On February 26, 2002.

On February 26, 2002, “Blue Note” label released “Come Away with Me”, the debut Norah Jones album. It was recorded in 2001, at “Sorcerer Sound” in New York City, “Allaire Studios”, in Shokan, New York, and was produced by Jay Newland, Arif  Mardin, Craig Street and Norah Jones. The album won “Grammy Awards” for “Album of the Year”, “Best Pop Vocal Album, “Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical”. The song “Don’t Know Why” won “Song of the Year” and “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Argentina by “CAPIF”, 11 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, 2 x Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”, 2 x Platinum in Belgium by “BEA”, Platinum in Brazil by “PRO Musica Brazil”, Diamond in Canada by “Music Canada”, 3 x Platinum in Denmark by “IFPI Denmark”, Diamond in France by “SNEP”, 2 x Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”, 3 x Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”, 11 Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, 2 x Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”, Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”, Platinum in Sweden by “GLF”, 3 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”, 8 x Platinum in UK by “BPI’ and Diamond in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Norah Jones – vocals, piano, Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Kevin Breit– acoustic guitar, National guitar, electric guitar
  • Bill Frisell– electric guitar
  • Jesse Harris, Adam Levy– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Adam Rogers– guitar
  • Tony Scherr– slide and acoustic guitar
  • Rob Burger– pump organ, accordion
  • Sam Yahel– Hammond B-3 organ
  • Lee Alexander– bass guitar
  • Jenny Scheinman– violin
  • Brian Blade– drums, percussion
  • Joseph Quevedo, Kenny Wollesen– drums
  • Jay Newland,  Husky Höskulds – engineers
  • Mark Birkey, Dick Kondas, Brandon Mason, Todd Parker – assistant engineers
  • Arif Mardin, Jay Newland – mixing
  • Todd Parker – mixing assistant
  • Jay Newland – remixing
  • Ted Jensen, Mark Wilder – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Know Why – Jesse Harris
  2. Seven Years – Lee Alexander
  3. Cold Cold Heart – Hank Williams
  4. Feelin’ the Same Way – Lee Alexander
  5. Come Away with Me – Norah Jones
  6. Shoot the Moon – Jesse Harris
  7. Turn Me On – John D. Loudermilk
  8. Lonestar – Lee Alexander
  9. I’ve Got to See You Again – Jesse Harris
  10. Painter Song – Lee Alexander, JC Hopkins
  11. One Flight Down – Jesse Harris
  12. Nightingale – Norah Jones
  13. The Long Day Is Over – Norah Jones, Jesse Harris
  14. The Nearness of You – Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington

On January 9, 1984.

On January 9, 1984, “Warner Bros” label released 1984 (stylized as MCMLXXXIV on the album’s cover), sixth Van Halen studio album. It was recorded in 1983, at “5150 Studios” in Studio City, California, and was produced by Ted Templeman. The album cover art was by Margo Nahas.  The album was certified 5 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada’, Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”, and Diamond in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • David Lee Roth– vocals
  • Eddie Van Halen– guitars, keyboards, background vocals
  • Alex Van Halen– drums, background vocals
  • Michael Anthony– bass guitar, background vocals
  • Ken Deane, Donn Landee– engineering
  • Chris Bellman, Gregg Geller – mastering
  • Jo Motta – project coordination
  • Joan Parker – production coordination
  • Pete Angelus, Richard Seireeni – art direction
  • Margo Nahas – cover art
  • Pete Angelus – lighting

Track listing:

All tracks by Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony and David Lee Roth, except where noted.

  1. 1984
  2. Jump
  3. Panama
  4. Top Jimmy
  5. Drop Dead Legs
  6. Hot for Teacher
  7. I’ll Wait – Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth, Michael McDonald
  8. Girl Gone Bad
  9. House of Pain

On June 1, 1999.

On June 1, 1999, “Uptown / Universal” labels released “Here Comes the Bride”, the fourth Spin Doctors studio. It was recorded in 1999, and was produced by Aaron Comess.

Personnel:

  • Chris Barron –guitar, vocals
  • Aaron Comess –drums, bass, guitar, accordion, keyboards
  • Eran Tabib – guitar
  • Mark White – bass
  • Ivan Neville– keyboards, vocals
  • Joe Bonadio –tambourine, hand drums
  • Lani Groves – background vocals
  • Todd Horton –trumpet
  • Arnie Lawrence –saxophone
  • Andrew Lippman –trombone
  • Catherine Russell– background vocals
  • Judith Talvi –cello
  • Engineers: Peter Denenberg, Tom Fritze
  • Mixing: Aaron Comess, Peter Denenberg
  • Mastering:Ted Jensen

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Barron and Aaron Comess except where noted.

  1. Here Comes the Bride
  2. Vampires in the Sun
  3. Waiting for the Blow – Chris Barron, Aaron Comess, Bennie Benjamin, Eddie Durham, Sol Marcus, Eddie Seiler
  4. The Man
  5. Gone Mad
  6. Wow
  7. Siren Dress
  8. Gorilla Boy
  9. Key to the Kingdom
  10. Fisherman’s Delight
  11. The Bigger I Laugh, the Harder I Cry
  12. Dodging Assassins
  13. Diamond
  14. Tomorrow Can Pay the Rent – Chris Barron
  15. Let´s Try Again

In March 1982.

In March 1982, “Chrysalis” label released “Diamond” the second Spandau Ballet album. It was recorded 1981-1982, and was produced by Richard James Burgess.

Personnel:

  • Tony Hadley – lead vocals, synthesizer
  • Gary Kemp – guitar, keyboards, synthesizers, backing vocals
  • Martin Kemp – bass, backing vocals
  • Steve Norman – guitar, percussion, saxophone, backing vocals
  • John Keeble – drums, backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Kemp.

  1. Chant No. 1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On)
  2. Instinction
  3. Paint Me Down
  4. Coffee Club
  5. She Loved Like Diamond
  6. Pharaoh
  7. Innocence and Science
  8. Missionary

 

On December 17, 1975.

sta-bi-dao-da-si-na-mom-mjestu

On December 17, 1975, “Jugoton” label released “Šta bi dao da si na mom mjestu” (What Would You Give to Be in My Place), the second Bijelo Dugme studio album. It was recorded in November 1975, at “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Neil Harrison. The album cover was designed by Dragan S. Stefanović. The album was certified 2 x Diamond in Yugoslavia.

Personnel:

  • Goran Bregović- guitar, harmonica
  • Željko Bebek- vocals, bass guitarNeil Harrison,
  • Zoran Redžić- bass guitar
  • Ipe Ivandić- drums
  • Vlado Pravdić- organ, synthesizer, electric piano, piano
  • Peter Henderson – engineer
  • Chris Blair – mastered by
  • Dragan S. Stefanović – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Goran Bregović, except where noted.

  1. Tako ti je, mala moja, kad ljubi Bosanac
  2. Hop-cup
  3. Došao sam da ti kažem da odlazim
  4. Ne gledaj me tako i ne ljubi me više
  5. Požurite, konji moj
  6. Bekrija si cijelo selo viče, e pa jesam, šta se koga tiče
  7. Šta bi dao da si na mom mjestu – Trifunović, Goran Bregović

On November 26, 1991.

michael-jackson-dangerous

On November 26, 1991, “Epic” label released “Dangerous”, the eighth Michael Jackson studio album. It was recorded June 1990 – October 1991, at “Ocean Way Studios” and “Record One Studios”, and was produced by Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Bill Bottrell and Bruce Swedien.  The album was certified 10 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; 4 x Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”;  6 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; 5 x Platinum in Chile by “IFPI’; Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”; Diamond in France by “SNEP”; 4 x Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Diamond in Italy by “FIMI”; 2 x Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; 7 x Platinum by Malaysia by “RIM”;  2 x Platinum in Mexico by “AMPROFON”; 3 x Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; 6 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; 6 x Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”; 3 x Platinum in Sweden by “GLF”; 5 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; 6 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 7 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Michael Jackson- lead vocals, background vocals, arrangement, vocal arrangement, rhythm arrangement, director, soprano voice
  • John Bahler- vocal and choir arrangements
  • The John Bahler Singers – choir
  • Glen Ballard- arrangement
  • John Barnes – keyboards
  • Michael Boddicker- synthesizers, speed sequencer, keyboards, keyboard programming
  • Bill Bottrell- recording engineer, audio mixer, percussion, guitar, rap, Father speaking part, drums, synthesizer, bass, mellotron
  • Craig Brock – guitar recording engineer assistant
  • Brad Buxer- keyboards, synthesizers, percussion, keyboard arrangement/programming, keyboard programming
  • Larry Corbett – solo cello
  • Andraé Crouch- choir arrangement
  • Sandra Crouch- choir arrangement
  • The Andraé Crouch Singers – choir
  • Heavy D- rap
  • George Del Barrio – string arrangement
  • Matt Forger – recording engineer, audio mixer, engineering and sound design
  • Kevin Gilbert- speed sequencer
  • Endre Granat- concertmaster
  • Linda Harmon – soprano voice
  • Jerry Hey- arrangement
  • Jean-Marie Horvat – recording engineer
  • Paul Jackson Jr.- guitar intro
  • Terry Jackson – bass guitar
  • Louis Johnson- bass guitar
  • Abraham Laboriel- bass guitar
  • Christa Larson- ending solo vocal
  • Rhett Lawrence- synthesizers, synthesizer programming, arrangement, drums , percussion
  • Bryan Loren- drums, Moog bass
  • Johnny Mandel- orchestral arrangement and conductor
  • Jasun Martz- keyboards
  • Andres McKenzie – Son speaking part
  • Jim Mitchell – guitar recording engineer
  • René Moore- arrangement, keyboards
  • David Paich- keyboards, synthesizers, keyboard arrangement, keyboard programming, rhythm arrangement
  • Marty Paich- orchestral arrangement and conductor
  • Greg Phillinganes- keyboards
  • Tim Pierce- heavy metal guitar
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Steve Porcaro- synthesizers, keyboards, keyboard programming
  • Teddy Riley- recording engineer, audio mixer, arrangement, keyboards, synthesizers, drums, guitar, rhythm arrangement, synthesizer arrangement
  • Thom Russo- recording engineer
  • Slash- special guitar performance
  • Bruce Swedien- co-producer, recording engineer, audio mixer, arrangement, keyboards, drums, percussion
  • Jai Winding – keyboards, keyboard programming, piano, bass
  • Mystery Girl (Princess Stéphanie of Monaco) – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Jam – Michael Jackson, René Moore, Bruce Swedien, Teddy Riley
  2. Why You Wanna Trip on Me – Teddy Riley, Bernard Belle
  3. In the Closet – Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley
  4. She Drives Me Wild – Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley; rap lyrics by Aqil Davidson
  5. Remember the Time – Teddy Riley, Michael Jackson, Bernard Belle
  6. Can’t Let Her Get Away – Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley
  7. Heal the World – Michael Jackson
  8. Black or White – Michael Jackson, Bill Bottrell
  9. Who Is It – Michael Jackson
  10. Give In to Me – Michael Jackson, Bill Bottrell
  11. Will You Be There – Michael Jackson
  12. Keep the Faith – Glen Ballard, Siedah Garrett, Michael Jackson
  13. Gone Too Soon – Larry Grossman, Buz Kohan
  14. Dangerous – Michael Jackson, Bill Bottrell, Teddy Riley