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On June 13, 2000.

On June 13, 2000, “Island” label released “Crush”, the seventh Bon Jovi studio album. It was recorded 1999-2000, and was produced by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Luke Ebbin. The album was certified Platinum in Argentina by “CAPIF”, Australia by “ARIA”, Austria by “IFPI Austria”, Belgium by “BEA”, 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”, 2 x Platinum in Italy by “FIMI”, 3 x Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”, Platinum in Mexico by “AMPROFON”, 2 x Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”, 2 x Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”, 3 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”, Platinum in UK by “BPI”, 2 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA” and 2 x Platinum in Europe by “IFPI”.

Personnel:

  • Jon Bon Jovi– lead vocals, guitar
  • Richie Sambora– guitar, backing vocals
  • Tico Torres– drums, percussion
  • David Bryan– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Hugh McDonald– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • David Campbell– strings arranger

Track listing:

  1. It’s My Life – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Max Martin
  2. Say It Isn’t So – Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon
  3. Thank You for Loving Me – Jon Bon Jovi, Diane Warren
  4. Two Story Town – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Dean Grakal, Mark Hudson
  5. Next 100 Years – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora
  6. Just Order – Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon
  7. Mystery Train – Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon
  8. Save the World – Jon Bon Jovi
  9. Captain Crash & The Beauty Queen from Mars – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora
  10. She’s a Mystery – Jon Bon Jovi, Peter Stuart, Greg Wells
  11. I Got the Girl – Jon Bon Jovi
  12. One Wild Night – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child
  13. I Could Make a Living Out of Lovin’ You (bonus track) – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Billy Falcon

 

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On January 8, 2016.

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On January 8, 2016, “ISO”, “RCA”, “Columbia”, and “Sony” labels released “Black Star”, the twenty-fifth and final David Bowie studio album. It was recorded in 2015, at “The Magic Shop” and “Human Worldwide Studios”, in New York City, and was produced by David Bowie and Tony Visconti.  The album was voted Best album of 2016, in the annual choices by many medias including The A.V. Club, Mojo, Newsweek, Paste, Q, Rolling Stone (Readers Poll), Uncut and The Wire Magazine. “Black Star” became Bowie’s only album to top the “Billboard 200” in the United States, and it remained at the number one position in the UK charts for three weeks. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; in Austria by “IFPI”; in Belgium by “BEA”; in Canada by “Music Canada”; in France by “SNEP”; in Italy by “FIMI”, and in UK by “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • David Bowie– vocals, acoustic guitar,  mixing,  string  arrangements, “Fender Guitar”, harmonica
  • Donny McCaslin– flute, saxophone, woodwinds
  • Ben Monder– guitar
  • Jason Lindner– piano, organ, keyboards
  • Tim Lefebvre– bass
  • Mark Guiliana– drums, percussion
  • Kevin Killen– engineering
  • Erin Tonkon – assistant engineer, backing vocals
  • Joe Visciano – mixing assistant
  • Kabir Hermon – assistant engineer
  • Joe LaPorta– mastering engineer
  • Tom Elmhirst– mixing engineer
  • Tony Visconti– strings, engineering, mixing engineer
  • James Murphy– percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by David Bowie, except where noted.

  1. Blackstar
  2. Tis a Pity She Was a Whore
  3. Lazarus
  4. Sue (Or in a Season of Crime) – David Bowie, Maria Schneider, Paul Bateman, Bob Bharma
  5. Girl Loves Me
  6. Dollar Days
  7. I Can’t Give Everything Away

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 23, 2007.

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On October 23. 2007, “Rounder” label released “Raising Sand”, album by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. It was recorded in 2007, at “Sound Emporium” in  Nashville; “Electro Magnetic Studios” and “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles; “Sage & Sound” in Hollywood, and was produced by T Bone Burnett. The album was certified Platinum in UK by “BPI”; Platinum in the US by “RIIA”, and Platinum in Sweden by “IFPI”.

Personnel:

  • Robert Plant– vocals
  • Alison Krauss– vocals, fiddle
  • Riley Baugus– banjo
  • Jay Bellerose– drums
  • Norman Blake– acoustic guitar
  • T Bone Burnett– acoustic and electric guitar, six-string bass guitar
  • Dennis Crouch – acoustic bass
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel guitar
  • Marc Ribot– acoustic guitar, banjo, dobro, electric guitar
  • Mike Seeger– autoharp
  • Patrick Warren– Keyboards, pump organ, toy piano
  • Gavin Lurssen– mastering engineering
  • Stacy Parrish– audio engineering
  • Mike Piersante– audio engineering, mixing

Track listing:

  1. Rich Woman – Dorothy LaBostrie, McKinley Millet
  2. Killing the Blues – Roly Jon Salley
  3. Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us – Sam Phillips
  4. Polly Come Home – Gene Clark
  5. Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On) – The Everly Brothers
  6. Through the Morning, Through the Night – Gene Clark
  7. Please Read the Letter – Charlie Jones, Michael Lee, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  8. Trampled Rose – Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits
  9. Fortune Teller – Allen Toussaint
  10. Stick With Me Baby – Mel Tillis
  11. Nothin – Townes Van Zandt
  12. Let Your Loss Be Your Lesson – Milton Campbell
  13. Your Long Journey – Doc Watson, Rosa Lee Watson

 

On September 30, 1997.

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On September 30, 1997, “Go!/London” labels released the self-titled second Portishead album. It was recorded 1996 – 1997, and was produced by Geoff Barrow, Adrian Utley, Beth Gibbons and Dave McDonald. The album was certified Platinum in Europe by “IFPI”, and Platinum in UK by “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Beth Gibbons– vocals
  • Geoff Barrow– drums
  • Adrian Utley– guitar, bass, moog, piano, rhodes
  • Clive Deamer– drums
  • Sean Atkins – additional vocals
  • John Baggot – organ, piano
  • Andy Hague, Ben Waghorn, John Cornick – horns
  • Cooper – violin

Track listing:

All tracks by Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons and Adrian Utley, except where noted.

  1. Cowboys – Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons
  2. All Mine
  3. Undenied – Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons
  4. Half Day Closing
  5. Over
  6. Humming
  7. Morning Air
  8. Seven Months
  9. Only You
  10. Elysium
  11. Western Eyes

On September 29, 1997.

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On September 29, 1997, “Hut” label released “Urban Hymns” the third Verve studio album. It was recorded October 1996 – May 1997, at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by The Verve, Chris Potter and Youth. In 1998, “Urban Hymns”  won “Best British Album” at the “Brit Awards”. In 2001, “Q” magazine readers ranked the album at number 18 in the vote for the greatest albums of all time, and in 2006, its editors voted it the 16th greatest album of all time.The Verve were awarded with the first ever “Q Classic Album” award for this album at the 2007 “Q Awards”. As of 2015, “Urban Hymns” was ranked the 18th best-selling album in UK chart history.  The album features the hit singles “Bitter Sweet Symphony”, “Lucky Man” and “The Drugs Don’t Work”. The critical and commercial success of the album won The Verve, two “Brit Awards” in 1998, including “Best British Group”. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Belgium by “BEA”; 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in France by “SNEP”; Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; 5 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; Platinum in Sweden by “GLF”; Platinum iin Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; 10 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”; Platinum in the US by “RIIA”, and 4 x Platinum in Europe by “IFPI”.

Personnel:

  • Richard Ashcroft– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Nick McCabe– lead guitar
  • Simon Tong– rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Simon Jones– bass
  • Peter Salisbury– drums
  • Chris Potter– engineer,mixing, recording
  • Liam Gallagher– backing vocals, claps
  • Mel Wesson –programming
  • Paul Anthony Taylor – programming
  • Will Malone– conductor, string arrangements
  • Gareth Ashton – assistant engineer
  • Lorraine Francis – assistant engineer
  • Jan Kybert – assistant engineer
  • Brian Cannon– director, design, sleeve art
  • Martin Catherall – design assistant
  • Matthew Sankey – design assistant
  • Michael Spencer Jones – photography
  • John Horsley – photography
  • Chris Floyd – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Ashcroft, except where noted.

  1. Bitter Sweet Symphony – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Richard Ashcroft
  2. Sonnet
  3. The Rolling People – The Verve
  4. The Drugs Don’t Work
  5. Catching the Butterfly – The Verve
  6. Neon Wilderness Nick McCabe, The Verve
  7. Space and Time
  8. Weeping Willow
  9. Lucky Man
  10. One Day
  11. This Time
  12. Velvet Morning
  13. Come On – The Verve
  • Come On
  • [silence]
  • Deep Freeze”(Hidden track)

 

On September 27, 1994.

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On September 27, 1994, “Warner Bros” label released “Monster” the ninth R.E.M. studio album. It was recorded April – May 1994, at “Kingsway Studio” in New Orleans; “Crossover Soundstage” in Atlanta; ”Criteria Studios” in Miami; “Ocean Way Recording” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Scott Litt and R.E.M. The album was certified Platinum in Austria by “IFPI”; 6 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”; Platinum in Sweden by “GLF”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; 3 x Platinum in UK by “BPI” and 4 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Bill Berry– drums, percussion, bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Peter Buck– guitar, Farfisa organ
  • Mike Mills– bass guitar, piano, organ, guitar, vocals
  • Michael Stipe– lead vocals
  • Ané Diaz – backing vocals
  • Sally Dworsky– backing vocals
  • Lou Kregl – backing vocals
  • Thurston Moore– vocals, guitar
  • Rain Phoenix– backing vocals
  • Lynda Stipe– backing vocals
  • David Colvin – second engineer
  • Jeff DeMorris – second engineer
  • Mark Gruber – second engineer
  • Mark Howard – engineering
  • Victor Janacua – second engineer
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering engineer
  • Pat McCarthy– engineering
  • Mark “Microwave” Mytrowitz – technical assistance

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe.

  1. What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?
  2. Crush with Eyeliner
  3. King of Comedy
  4. I Don’t Sleep, I Dream
  5. Star 69
  6. Strange Currencies
  7. Tongue
  8. Bang and Blame
  9. I Took Your Name
  10. Let Me In
  11. Circus Envy
  12. You