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On August 8, 1983.

On August 8, 1983, “Family Productions” label released “An Innocent Man”, the ninth Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded in 1983, at “Chelsea Sound” and “A&R Recording, Inc.” in New York, and was produced by Phil Ramone.

Personnel:

  • Billy Joel– Baldwin acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B3 organ, lead  and background vocals
  • Liberty DeVitto– drums
  • Doug Stegmeyer– bass guitar
  • David Brown – lead electric and acoustic guitars
  • Russell Javors– rhythm electric and acoustic guitars
  • Mark Rivera– alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, percussion
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Leon Pendarvis – Hammond B3 organ
  • Richard Tee– acoustic piano
  • Eric Gale– electric guitar
  • Toots Thielemans– harmonica
  • “String Fever” – strings
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone
  • Jon Faddis– trumpet
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Joe Shepley – trumpet
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • John Gatchell – trumpet
  • Tom Bahler, Rory Dodd, Frank Floyd, Lani Groves, Ullanda McCullough, Ron Taylor, Terry Textor, Eric Troyer, Mike Alexander – background vocal
  • Engineers: Jim Boyer, Bradshaw Leigh
  • Assistant engineers: Mike Allaire, Scott James
  • Production coordinator: Laura Loncteaux
  • Mastering: Ted Jensen
  • Horn and string arrangements: David Matthews
  • Background vocal arrangements: Tom Bahler
  • Musical advisor: Billy Zampino
  • Photography: Gilles Larrain
  • Cover design: Christopher Austopchuk, Mark Larson

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel, except for the chorus for “This Night,” credited to L. v. Beethoven.

  1. Easy Money
  2. An Innocent Man
  3. The Longest Time
  4. This Night
  5. Tell Her About It
  6. Uptown Girl
  7. Careless Talk
  8. Christie Lee
  9. Leave a Tender Moment Alone
  10. Keeping the Faith
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In June 1988.

In June 1988, “Virgin” label released “Provision”, the third Scritti Politti album. It recorded 1987–1988 at “Minot Sound” in Atlantic, “Hit Factory”, “Right Track”, “Sorcerer Sound” in New York; “Britannia Row”, “AIR, Townhouse”, “Sarm West”, “Swan Yard” in London, and was produced by Green Gartside, David Gamson and John Potoker.

Personnel:

  • Green Gartside– vocals
  • David Gamson– Yamaha DX7, Yamaha TX816, Yamaha QX1, Oberheim Matrix 12, Sequential Circuits Prophet VS, Roland MKS-80, Roland MKS 50, Synclavier
  • Fred Maher– drums, Oberheim DMX, LinnDrum
  • Miles Davis– trumpet
  • Bashiri Johnson– percussion
  • Chris Botti– trumpet
  • Dann Huff– guitar
  • John Mahoney – Synclavier
  • Joe Mennonna – saxophones
  • Jason Miles – keyboard programming
  • Marcus Miller– bass
  • Nick Moroch – guitar
  • Raymond Niznik – Synclavier
  • Kent Smith – horn
  • Andy Snitzer – saxophones
  • Roger Troutman– talk box
  • Mitch Corn – horn
  • Mark Stevens, B.J. Nelson, Fonzi Thornton, Tawatha Agee, Rory Dodd, Diva Gray, Yogi Lee, Eric Troyer– background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Green Gartside and David Gamson; except where noted.

  1. Boom! There She Was
  2. Overnite
  3. First Boy in This Town (Lovesick)
  4. All That We Are
  5. Best Thing Ever – Green Gartside, David Gamson, John Potoker
  6. Oh Patti (Don’t Feel Sorry for Loverboy)
  7. Bam Salute
  8. Sugar and Spice
  9. Philosophy Now

In April 1984.

In April 1984, “RCA” label released “New Sensations”, the thirteenth Lou Reed studio album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Skyline Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Lou Reed and John Jansen.

Personnel:

  • Lou Reed – vocals; lead and rhythm guitar
  • Fernando Saunders– electric and string bass; backing vocals; rhythm guitar
  • Fred Maher– drums
  • Peter Wood– piano; synthesizers; accordion
  • Lakshminarayana Shankar– electric violin
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Jon Faddis– trumpet
  • Tom Malone– trombone; horn arrangement
  • Jocelyn Brown– backing vocals
  • Rory Dodd– backing vocals
  • Connie Harvey – backing vocals
  • Eric Troyer– backing vocals
  • Dan Nash – assistant engineer
  • Roger Moutenot – assistant engineer
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • Waring Abbott – photography; art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed

  1. I Love You, Suzanne
  2. Endlessly Jealous
  3. My Red Joystick
  4. Turn to Me
  5. New Sensations
  6. Doin’ the Things that We Want To
  7. What Becomes a Legend Most
  8. Fly Into the Sun
  9. My Friend George
  10. High in the City
  11. Down at the Arcade

In April 1981.

In April 1981, “Epic” label released “Bad for Good”, the first Jim Steinman album. It was recorded August 1980-March 1981, and was produced by John Jansen, Todd Rundgren, Jim Steinman and Jimmy Iovine.

Personnel:

  • Jim Steinman– lead vocals, keyboards, spoken word
  • Rory Dodd– lead vocals; backing vocals
  • Karla DeVito– lead vocals
  • Todd Rundgren– guitars, backing vocals
  • Davey Johnstone– guitars; mandolin
  • Kasim Sulton– bass; backing vocals
  • Steve Buslowe– bass
  • Neil Jason– bass
  • Roy Bittan– piano
  • Steven Margoshes– piano, conductor, string arrangement
  • Roger Powell– synthesizer
  • Larry “Synergy” Fast– synthesizer
  • Max Weinberg– drums
  • Allan Schwartzberg– drums
  • Joe Stefko– drums
  • Jimmy Maelen– percussion
  • Alan Rubin– trumpet
  • Tom Malone– horn arrangements, trombone
  • Lew Del Gatto– baritone sax
  • Lou Marini– tenor sax
  • Ellen Foley– backing vocals
  • Eric Troyer– backing vocals
  • Will Malone– string arrangement
  • Charles Calello– conductor
  • Tom Edmonds, John Jansen, Todd Rundgren, Gray Russell, Shelly Yakus – engineers
  • John Jansen – mixing
  • Greg Calbi, Ted Jensen, George Marino – mastering
  • Gray Russell – production coordination
  • Roy Bittan, Todd Rundgren, Jim Steinman – arrangers
  • John Berg – art direction
  • Jim Steinman – cover art concept
  • Richard Corben – cover art
  • Don Hunstein – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Steinman.

  1. Bad for Good
  2. Lost Boys and Golden Girls
  3. Love and Death and an American Guitar
  4. Stark Raving Love
  5. Out of the Frying Pan (And into the Fire)
  6. Surf’s Up
  7. Dance in My Pants
  8. Left in the Dark

On November 17, 1980.

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On November 17, 1980, “Geffen” label released “Double Fantasy”, album by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.  It was the seventh and final studio album released by Lennon in his lifetime, three weeks after its release, Lennon was murdered. The album was recorded from August 7 to September 22, 1980, at the “The Hit Factory” in New York, and was produced by John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Jack Douglas. In 1981, “Double Fantasy” won “Grammy” for “Album of the Year”.

Personnel:

  • John Lennon– lead, harmony and background vocals; rhythm and acoustic guitars,  piano, keyboards, arranger
  • Yoko Ono– lead and background vocals; arranger
  • Earl Slick, Hugh McCracken– lead guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • George Small– keyboards
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Arthur Jenkins– percussion
  • Ed Walsh – Oberheim synthesizer
  • Robert Greenidge– steel drum
  • Matthew Cunningham – hammer dulcimer
  • Randy Stein – English concertina
  • Howard Johnson, Grant Hungerford, John Parran, Seldon Powell, George “Young” Opalisky, Roger Rosenberg, David Tofani, Ronald Tooley – horns
  • Tony Davillo – hornarrangements and musical associate
  • Michelle Simpson, Cassandra Wooten, Cheryl Mason Jacks, Eric Troyer, Benny Cummings Singers, The Kings Temple Choir – background vocals
  • Kishin Shinoyama– cover photo, photography

Track listing:

  1. (Just Like) Starting Over – John Lennon
  2. Kiss Kiss Kiss – Yoko Ono
  3. Cleanup Time – John Lennon
  4. Give Me Something – Yoko Ono
  5. I’m Losing You – John Lennon
  6. I’m Moving On – Yoko Ono
  7. Beautiful Boy – John Lennon
  8. Watching the Wheels – John Lennon
  9. Yes, I’m Your Angel – Yoko Ono
  10. Woman – John Lennon
  11. Beautiful Boys – Yoko Ono
  12. Dear Yoko – John Lennon
  13. Every Man Has a Woman Who loves Him – Yoko Ono
  14. Hard Times Are Over – Yoko Ono