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On February 25, 2014.

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On February 25, 2014, “Loma Vista” label released the fourth, self-titled St. Vincent studio album. It was recorded in 2013, at “Elmwood Studios” in Dallas, Texas, and was produced by John Congleton. The album won “Grammy” for Best Alternative Music Album, and was voted “Best Album of 2014” in the following medias:  “NME”, “Guardian”, “Gigwise”, “musicOMH”, “Slant Magazine” and “Entertainment Weekly”.

Personnel:

  • Annie Clark – vocals, guitar
  • Homer Steinweiss – drums
  • Bobby Sparks – Minimoog
  • Daniel Mintseris – synthesizer, piano; harpsichord
  • Ralph Carney – horns
  • McKenzie Smith – drums
  • Adam Pickrell – keyboards
  • John Congleton– engineering
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Willo Perron – creative director
  • Brian Roettinger – design
  • Renata Raksha – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Annie Clark.

  1. Rattlesnake
  2. Birth in Reverse
  3. Prince Johnny
  4. Huey Newton
  5. Digital Witness
  6. I Prefer Your Love
  7. Regret
  8. Bring Me Your Loves
  9. Psychopath
  10. Every Tear Disappears
  11. Severed Crossed Fingers
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On August 31, 1970.

Sunflower

On August 31, 1970, “Reprise” label released “Sunflower”, the 16th Beach Boys studio album. It was recorded June–October 1967 / January 1969 / July 1970, at “Sunset Sound Recorders”, “Gold Star Studios”, and Brian Wilson’s home studio in Los Angeles, and was produced by The Beach Boys. In 1997, “Guardian” ranked the album at number 66 on its list of the “100 Best Albums Ever”.

Personnel:

  • Al Jardine– vocals, guitar
  • Bruce Johnston– vocals
  • Mike Love– vocals
  • Brian Wilson– vocals, piano, bass[  Moog
  • Carl Wilson– vocals, guitar, bass
  • Michel Colombier– arranger, string arrangement
  • Stephen Desper– chief engineer and mixer, Moog
  • Daryl Dragon– special thanks, drums, tubular bell, harpsichord, piano, vibraphone
  • Igor Horeshevsky– cello
  • Ricci Martin– cover photo
  • Ed Thrasher– original art direction and innerspread photograph

Track listing:

  1. Slip On Through – Dennis Wilson
  2. This Whole World – Brian Wilson
  3. Add Some Music to Your Day – Brian Wilson, Joe Knott, Mike Love
  4. Got to Know the Woman – Dennis Wilson
  5. Deirdre – Bruce Johnston, Brian Wilson
  6. It’s About Time – Dennis Wilson, Bob Burchman, Al Jardine
  7. Tears in the Morning – Bruce Johnston
  8. All I Wanna Do – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
  9. Forever – Dennis Wilson, Gregg Jakobson
  10. Our Sweet Love – Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Al Jardine
  11. At My Window – Brian Wilson, Al Jardine
  12. Cool, Cool Water – Brian Wilson, Mike Love

 

 

 

On May 21, 1971.

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On May 21, 1971, “Tamla” label released “What’s Going On”, the eleventh Marvin Gaye studio album. It was recorded June–September 1970; March–May 1971, at “Hitsville U.S.A.”, “Golden World”, and “United Sound Studios” in Detroit and “The Sound Factory” in Hollywood, and was produced by Marvin Gaye. “What’s Going On” was immediate success both commercially and critically, and is regarded as one of the most important albums in the music history. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number six on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. In 1985, readers of “NME” magazine voted “What’s Going On” the “Best album of all Time”. “Guardian” ranked “What’s Going On at number one on its list of the “100 Best Albums Ever”.

Personnel:

  • Marvin Gaye – lead vocals
  • Members of the Detroit Symphony OrchestraConducted and Arranged by David Van De Pitte
  • Background Voices:
    • Marvin Gaye
    • The Andantes(Jackie Hicks, Marlene Barrow, and Louvain Demps)
    • Mel Farr, Charlie Sandersand Lem Barney of the Detroit Lions
    • Dave Bingof the Detroit Pistons
    • Bobby Rogersof The Miracles
    • Elgie Stover
    • Kenneth Stover
  • Strings, Woodwindsand Brass
    • Gordon Staples, Zinovi Bistritzky, Beatriz Budinzky, Richard Margitza, Virginia Halfmann, Felix Resnick, Alvin Score, Lillian Downs, James Waring – violins
    • Edouard Kesner, Meyer Shapiro, David Ireland, Nathan Gordon – violas
    • Italo Babini, Thaddeus Markiewicz, Edward Korkigan – cellos
    • Max Janowsky – double bass
    • Carole Crosby – harp
    • Dayna Hardwick, William Perich – flutes
    • Larry Nozero, Angelo Carlisi, George Benson, Tate Houston– saxophones
    • John Trudell, Maurice Davis – trumpets
    • Nilesh Pawar – oboe
    • Carl Raetz – trombone
  • Instrumentation by The Funk Brothersand Solo Horns
  • Eli Fontaine– alto saxophone
  • Wild Bill Moore– tenor saxophone
  • Marvin Gaye – piano, mellotron, box drum
  • Johnny Griffith– celeste, keyboards
  • Earl Van Dyke– keyboards
  • Jack Brokensha– vibraphone, percussion
  • Joe Messina, Robert White– electric guitars
  • James Jamerson– bass guitar
  • Bob Babbitt– bass guitar Chet Forest – drums
  • Jack Ashford– tambourine, percussion
  • Eddie “Bongo” Brown– bongos, congas
  • Earl DeRouen – bongos, congas
  • Bobbye Hall– bongos
  • Katherine Marking – graphic design
  • Alana Coghlan – graphic design
  • James Hendin – photography
  • Curtis McNair – art Direction

Track listing:

  1. What’s Going On – Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye and Renaldo “Obie” Benson
  2. What’s Happening Brother – Marvin Gaye, James Nyx Jr.
  3. Flyin’ High (In the Friendly Sky) – Marvin Gaye,Anna Gordy Gaye, Elgie Stover
  4. Save the Children – Cleveland, Renaldo “Obie” Benson, Marvin Gaye
  5. God is Love – Marvin Gaye, Anna Gordy Gaye, James Nyx Jr.
  6. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) – Marvin Gaye
  7. Right On – Earl DeRouen, Marvin Gaye
  8. Wholy Holy – Renaldo “Oboe” Benson, Cleveland, Marvin Gaye
  9. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) – Marvin Gaye, James Nyx Jr,

 

On March 1, 1973.

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On March 1, 1973, “Harvest” label released “The Dark Side of the Moon”, the eighth Pink Floyd studio album. It was recorded June 1972 – January 1973, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London,  engineered by Alan Parsons and produced by David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright and Roger Waters. The album cover was designed by Storm Thorgerson. The album topped the “Billboard  Top LPs & Tapes” chart for one week and remained in the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988. With an estimated of more than 50 million copies sold, it is Pink Floyd’s most commercially successful album and one of the best-selling albums in the history of modern music. In 2012, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “The Dark Side of the Moon” at number 43 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. In 2006,NME” magazine readers ranked the album at number 8 in their “Best Album of All Time” online poll. “The Dark Side of the Moon” was rated at number 29 in “The Observer’s” 2006 list of “The 50 Albums That Changed Music” and 37th in “The Guardian’s” 1997 list of the “100 Best Albums Ever”.

Personnel

  • David Gilmour– vocals, guitars, VCS 3
  • Nick Mason– percussion, tape effects
  • Richard Wright– keyboards, vocals, VCS 3
  • Roger Waters– bass guitar, vocals, VCS 3, tape effects
  • Dick Parry– saxophone
  • Clare Torry– vocals
  • Doris Troy– backing vocals
  • Lesley Duncan– backing vocals
  • Liza Strike – backing vocals
  • Barry St. John – backing vocals

Track listing

  1. Speak to Me – Nick Mason, Roger Waters
  2. Breathe – Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright
  3. On the Run – David Gilmour and Roger Waters
  4. Time – Nick Mason, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, David Gilmour
  5. The Great Gig in the Sky – Richard Wright, Clare Torry
  6. Money – Roger Waters
  7. Us and Them – Roger Waters, Richard Wright
  8. Any Colour you Like – David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wight
  9. Brain Damage – Roger Waters
  10. Eclipse – Roger Waters

On February 20, 1984.

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On February 20, 1984, “Rough Trade” label released the debut, self-titled Smiths studio album. It was recorded in 1983 at “Pluto Studios” in Manchester, “Strawberry Studios” in Stockport, “Eden Studios” and “Matrix Studios” in London, and was produced by John Porter and The Smiths. Magazine ”Slant” ranked the album at number 51 on its list of “Best Albums of the 1980s”; in 1989, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “The Smiths” at number 22 on its list of the “100 Greatest Albums of the 1980s”, and in 2012, the album was ranked at number 472 on  magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was ranked at number 51 on “Rolling Stone’s” list of the “100 Best Debut Albums of All Time”. In 1997, ”The Smiths” was ranked at number 73 in The Guardian’s list “100 Best Albums Ever”.

Personnel:

  • Morrissey – vocals
  • Johnny Marr– guitars, harmonica
  • Andy Rourke– bass guitar
  • Mike Joyce– drums
  • Paul Carrack– keyboards
  • Annalisa Jablonska – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Morrissey and Johnny Marr.

  1. Reel Around the Fountain
  2. You’ve Got Everything Now
  3. Miserable Lie
  4. Pretty Girls Make Graves
  5. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
  6. This Charming Man
  7. Still Ill
  8. Hand in Glove
  9. What Difference Does It Make?
  10. I Don’t Owe You Anything
  11. Suffer Little Children