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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

 

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On December 17, 1975.

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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.

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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

 

On October 24, 1995.

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On October 24, 1995, “Virgin” label released “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness”, the third Smashing Pumpkins studio album. It was recorded March – August 1995, at “Pumpkinland”;  “Sadlands & Bugg Studios”; “Chicago Recording Company” and “The Village Recorder”, and was produced by Alan Moulder, Billy Corgan and Flood.”Rolling Stones” magazine ranked the album at number 487 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” was certified 4 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Belgium by “BEA”; Diamond in Canada by “CRIA”; Platinum in France by “SNEP”; 2 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; 2 x Platinum in Portugal by “AFP”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Diamond in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Chamberlin– drums, vocals
  • Billy Corgan– lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, piano, mellotron, production, mixing, string arrangement, art direction and design
  • James Iha– lead and rhythm guitar; vocals, mixing
  • D’arcy Wretzky– bass guitar, vocals
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra– orchestra
  • Greg Leisz– pedal and lap steel guitar
  • Roger Carpenter – technical assistance
  • John Craig – illustration
  • Flood– mixer
  • Andrea Giacobbe – photograph
  • Barry Goldberg – additional vocal recording, mixing assistance
  • Adam Green – technical assistance
  • Dave Kresl – string recording assistance
  • Tim “Gooch” Lougee – technical assistance
  • Guitar Dave Mannet – technical assistance
  • Jeff Moleski – technical assistance
  • Alan Moulder– mixer
  • Frank Olinsky – art direction and design
  • Claudine Pontier – recording assistance
  • Audrey Riley– string arrangement
  • Chris Shepard– recording
  • Russ Spice – technical assistance
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering

Track listing:

  1. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
  2. Tonight, Tonight
  3. Jellybelly
  4. Zero
  5. Here Is No Why
  6. Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  7. To Forgive
  8. Fuck You (An Ode to No One)
  9. Love
  10. Cupid de Locke
  11. Galapagos
  12. Muzzle
  13. Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
  14. Take Me Down
  15. Where Boys Fear to Tread
  16. Bodies
  17. Thirty – Three
  18. In the Arms of Sleep
  19. 1979
  20. Tales of a Scorched Earth
  21. Thru the Eyes of Ruby
  22. Stumbleine
  23. Y.U.
  24. We Only Come Out at Night
  25. Beautiful
  26. Lily (My One and Only)
  27. By Starlight
  28. Farewell and Goodnight

 

On October 3, 1994.

no-need-to-argue

On October 3, 1994, “Island” label released “No Need to Argue” the second  Cranberries studio album. It was recorded January – August 1994, and was produced by Stephen Street. The album was certified 5 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”; 5 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Diamond in France by “SNEP”; Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; 3 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 7 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Dolores O’Riordan– vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards
  • Noel Hogan– electric and acoustic guitars
  • Mike Hogan – bass guitar
  • Fergal Lawler – drums and percussion

Track listing:

All lyrics by Dolores O’Riordan; all music by O’Riordan and Noel Hogan except tracks 4, 7, 10–13 which are by Dolores O’Riordan.

  1. Ode to My Family
  2. I Can’t Be with You
  3. Twenty One
  4. Zombie
  5. Empty
  6. Everything I Said
  7. The Icicle Melts
  8. Disappointmen
  9. Ridiculous Thoughts
  10. Dreaming My Dreams
  11. Yeat’s Grave
  12. Daffodil Lament
  13. No Need to Argue

On September 29, 1977.

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On September 29, 1977, “Family Productions” label released “The Stranger” the fifth Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded July – August 1977, at “A&R Recording, Inc.” in New York City, and was produced by Phil Ramone. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “The Stranger” at number 70 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.  The album became Joel’s critical and commercial breakthrough, and remains his best-selling non-compilation album to date. The album was certified 5 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in Hong Kong by “IFPI Hong Kong”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, and Diamond in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Billy Joel– vocals, acoustic piano, keyboards, synthesizers, Fender Rhodes
  • Doug Stegmeyer– bass guitar
  • Liberty DeVitto– drums
  • Richie Cannata– tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet, flute, organ, tuba
  • Steve Khan– six and twelve string electric guitars, acoustic rhythm guitar, high string guitar
  • Hiram Bullock– electric guitar
  • Patrick Williams– orchestration
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Hugh McCracken– acoustic guitar
  • Steve Burgh – acoustic guitar ; electric guitar
  • Phil Woods– alto saxophone
  • Dominic Cortese – accordion
  • Richard Tee– organ
  • Phoebe Snow– background vocals
  • Lani Groves – background vocals
  • Gwen Guthrie– background vocals
  • Patti Austin– background vocals
  • Ted Jensen– mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel.

  1. Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)
  2. The Stranger
  3. Just the Way You Are
  4. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
  5. Vienna
  6. Only the Good Die Young
  7. She’s Always a Woman
  8. Get It Right the First Time
  9. Everybody Has a Dream/The Stranger (Reprise)

On September 28, 1976.

songs_in_the_key_of_life

On September 28, 1976, “Motown” label released “Songs in the Key of Life”, the eighteenth Stevie Wonder studio album. It was recorded 1974 – 1976: at “Crystal Sound” in Hollywood; “Record Plant” in Los Angeles; “Record Plant” in Sausalito;”The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Stevie Wonder. The original double vinyl album was released with a four-song bonus EP. In 2005, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Song in the Key of Life” at number 57 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”; Diamond in the US by “RIIA”;

Personnel:

  • Stevie Wonder– harmonica,  arranger,  keyboards,  programming,  vocals, drums
  • Michael Sembello– guitar
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow– pedal steel
  • George Benson– guitar, vocals
  • Ronnie Foster– organ
  • Herbie Hancock– keyboards,handclapping
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • Greg Phillinganes– keyboards
  • G. “Snuffy” Walden– guitar
  • Nathan Watts– bass guitar, vocals, handclapping
  • Greg Brown – drums
  • Raymond Lee Pounds – drums
  • Hank Redd – altoand tenor saxophone
  • George Bohannon – trombone
  • Ben Bridges – guitar, sitar
  • Dorothy Ashby– harp
  • Bobbi Humphrey– flute
  • Howard “Buzzy” Feiten– guitar
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Trevor Lawrence – tenor saxophone
  • Glen Ferris – trombone
  • Jim Horn– saxophone
  • Deniece Williams– vocals
  • Minnie Riperton– vocals
  • Gary Byrd – vocals
  • Michael Wycoff– vocals
  • Larry Scott – sound effects
  • Carol Cole – percussion
  • Bobbye Hall– percussion
  • Jay Boy Adams – vocals
  • Nathan Alford, Jr. – percussion
  • Henry America – vocals
  • Susie Fuzzell – vocals
  • Carmelo Garcia – percussion, timbales
  • Anthony Givens – vocals
  • Audrey Givens – vocals
  • Derrick Givens – vocals
  • Mildred Givens – vocals
  • Michael Lee Gray – vocals
  • Mimi Green – vocals
  • Susaye Greene Brown– vocals
  • Bhakta Gregory – vocals
  • Renee Hardaway – percussion, vocals
  • John Harris – sound effects
  • Jeania Harris – vocals
  • John Harris – programming
  • Troy Harris – vocals
  • Nelson Hayes – percussion, sound effects, vocals
  • Terry Hendricks – vocals
  • David Henson – assistant engineer
  • Don Hunter – programming, sound effects
  • Adrian Janes – vocals
  • Josie James – vocals
  • Calvin Johnson – vocals
  • Carol Johnson – vocals
  • Patricia Johnson – vocals
  • Madelaine Jones – vocals
  • Bhakta Kevin – vocals
  • Phillip Kimble – vocals
  • James Lambert – vocals
  • Linda Lawrence – vocals
  • Irma Leslie – vocals
  • Kim Lewis – vocals
  • Carl Lockhart – vocals
  • Gail Lockhart – vocals
  • Raymond Maldonado – per
  • Linda America – vocals
  • Baradras – vocals
  • Brenda Barnett – vocals
  • Khalif Bobatoon – vocals
  • Starshemah Bobatoon – vocals
  • Sudana Bobatoon – vocals
  • Charles Brewer – percussion, programming, vocals
  • Shirley Brewer – percussion, vocals,speaking part
  • Berry Briges – vocals
  • Cecilia Brown – vocals
  • Eddie “Bongo” Brown – percussion
  • Jean Brown – vocals
  • Rodney Brown – vocals
  • Colleen Carleton – percussion, vocals
  • Addie Cox – vocals
  • Agnideva Dasa – vocals
  • Duryodhana Guru Dasa – vocals
  • Jayasacinandana Dasa – vocals
  • Jitamrtyi Dasa – vocals
  • Vedavyasa Dasa – vocals
  • Cinmayi Dasi – vocals
  • Yogamaya Dasi – vocals
  • Carolyn Dennis– vocals
  • Bhakta Eddie – vocals
  • Doe Rani Edwards – vocals
  • Jacqueline F. English – vocals
  • Ethel Enoex – vocals
  • Al Jocko Fann – vocals
  • Barbara Fann – vocals
  • Melani Fann – vocals
  • Shelley Fann – vocals
  • Tracy Fann – vocals
  • John Fischbach – percussion, programming, vocals, engineer
  • Raymond Maldonado – percussion, trumpet
  • Carolyn Massenburg – vocals
  • ArticleMay – vocals
  • Charity McCrary– vocals
  • Linda McCrary-Campbell– vocals
  • Lonnie Morgan – vocals
  • Kim Nixon – vocals
  • Lisa Nixon – vocals
  • Larri Nuckens – vocals
  • Larry Latimer – percussion, vocals
  • Amale Mathews – percussion, vocals
  • Gary Olazabal – engineer, bass sound
  • Edna Orso – percussion, vocals
  • Marietta Waters – percussion, vocals
  • Josette Valentino – percussion, vocals, handclapping
  • Gwen Perry – vocals
  • Gregory Rudd – vocals
  • Rukmini – vocals
  • Yolanda Simmons – vocals, handclapping
  • Keith Slaughter – vocals
  • Rosona Starks – vocals
  • Dennis Swindell – vocals
  • Sundray Tucker – vocals
  • Gary Veney – vocals
  • Sheryl Walker – vocals
  • Mary Lee Whitney – vocals
  • Syreeta Wright– vocals
  • Michael Gray – vocals
  • Susaye Greene – vocals
  • William Moore – vocals
  • Fountain Jones – programming
  • Aisha Morris – crying

Track listing:

  1. Love’s in Need of Love Today – Stevie Wonder
  2. Have a Talk with God – Calvin Hardawa, Stevie Wonder
  3. Village Ghetto Land – Gary Byrd, Stevie Wonder
  4. Contusion – Stevie Wonder
  5. Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
  6. I Wish – Stevie Wonder
  7. Knocks Me Off My Feet – Stevie Wonder
  8. Pastime Paradise – Stevie Wonde
  9. Summer Soft – Stevie Wonder
  10. Ordinary Pain – Stevie Wonder
  11. Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  12. Joy Inside My Tears – Stevie Wonder
  13. Black Man – Gary Byrd and Stevie Wonder
  14. Ngiculela – Es Una Historia – I Am Singing – Stevie Wonder
  15. If It’s Magic – Stevie Wonder
  16. As – Stevie Wonder
  17. Another Star – Stevie Wonder