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On August 10, 1993.

On August 10, 1993, “Columbia” label released “River of Dreams”, the twelve Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded in 1992, at The Boathouse at the “Island Boatyard” in Shelter Island, NY, “Cove City Sound Studios” in Glen Cove, NY and “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Billy Joel, Danny Kortchmar, Joe Nicolo and David Thoener. The album cover was a painting by Christie Brinkley (Joel’s then-wife). The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”; 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada; Platinum in Germany by “BMVI”; 2 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”; Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”; and 5 x Platinum in US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Billy Joel: lead vocals, clavinet, Hammond organ, background vocals, piano, organ, synthesizer, keyboards
  • Zachary Alford: – drums
  • Phillip Ballou, Katreese Barnes, Dennis Collins, Will Downing, Frank Floyd, Diane Garisto, Stephanie James, Devora Johnson, Corliss Stafford, Brenda White-King – choir vocals
  • Tommy Byrnes: guitar
  • Richie Cannata: tenor sax
  • Schuyler Deale: bass
  • Lewis Del Gatto: orchestra manager
  • Liberty DeVitto: drums
  • Laurence Etkin: trumpet
  • Wrecia Ford: background vocals
  • Arno Hecht: baritone sax
  • Lonnie Hillyer: bass
  • Jeff Jacobs: synthesizer, additional programming
  • Color Me Badd: backing vocals
  • Jeff Lee Johnson: bass
  • Steve Jordan: drums
  • Curtis Rance King, Jr.: choir conductor and contractor
  • Danny Kortchmar: guitar
  • Andy Kravitz: percussion
  • Osvaldo Melindez: trombone
  • Ira Newborn: orchestration
  • Jim Saporito: percussion
  • Marlon Saunders: choir vocals, background vocals
  • Frank Simms, George Simms: background vocals
  • M. Stevens: bass
  • Crystal Taliefero: vocal arrangement, background vocals
  • Chuck Treece: bass
  • Mike Tyler: guitar
  • Leslie West: guitat
  • David Witworth: background vocals
  • A&R – Don DeVito
  • Art, commerce – Jeff Schock
  • Art direction – Christopher Austopchuk
  • Design – Sara Rotman
  • Engineers – Carl Glanville, Joe Nicolo, Phil Nicolo, Dick Grobelny
  • Engineer – Dan Hetzel
  • Engineer – Brian Vibberts
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen
  • Mixed by Niko Bolas, David Thoener, Joe Nicolo, Phil Nicolo
  • Photography – Glen Erler
  • Production coordinator – Bill Zampino
  • Recorded by Bob Thrasher, Bradshaw Leigh, Dave Wilkerson, Jay Healy.
  • Technical Support – Andrew Baker*, Artie Smith, Courtney Spencer, Dave Hofbauer, David Hewitt, Doug Kleeger, Greg Garland, Howie Mendelson, Jon “J.D.” Dworkow*, Larry DeMarco, Laura Delia, Lester Baylinson, Peter Goodrich, Steve Bramberg.

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel.

  1. No Man’s Land
  2. The Great Wall of China
  3. Blonde Over Blue
  4. A Minor Variation
  5. Shades of Grey
  6. All About Soul
  7. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
  8. The River of Dreams
  9. Two Thousand Years
  10. Famous Last Words
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On December 6, 2011.

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On December 6, 2011, “Nonesuch” label released “El Camino”, the seventh Black Keys studio album. It was recorded March – May 2011, at “Easy Eye Sound Studio” in Nashville, and was produced by Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and The Black Keys. At the 55th “Annual Grammy Awards”, The Black Keys won the award for “Best Rock Album”, “Best Rock Performance” and “Best Rock Song” for “Lonely Boy”. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in France by “SNEP”; Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”; 2 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Dan Auerbach– vocals, guitars
  • Patrick Carney– drums
  • Brian Burton– keyboards
  • Leisa Hans – vocals
  • Heather Rigdon – vocals
  • Ashley Wilcoxson – vocals
  • Kennie Takahashi – engineering
  • Collin Dupuis – engineering assistance
  • Tchad Blake – mixing
  • Tom Elmhirst – mixing
  • Ben Baptie – mixing assistance
  • Brian Lucey – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks written Dan Auerbach, Patrick Carney, and Brian Burton.

  1. Lonely Boy
  2. Dead and Gone
  3. Gold on the Ceiling
  4. Little Black Submarines
  5. Money Maker
  6. Run Right Back
  7. Sister
  8. Hell of a Season
  9. Stop Stop
  10. Nova Baby
  11. Mind Eraser

 

On November 22, 2004.

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On November 22, 2004, “Island” label released “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb”, the eleventh U2 studio album. It was recorded November 2003 – August 2004, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite, with additional production by Chris Thomas, Jacknife Lee, Nellee Hooper, Flood, Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno and Carl Glanville. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 68 on its list of the “100 Best Albums of the Decade”. “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” was certified 4 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”; 5 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; 2 x Platinum in Brazil by “ABPD”; Platinum in France by “SNEP’; 10 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”; Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; 3 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; 2 x Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”; 4 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 3 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Bono– lead vocals, additional guitar, piano
  • The Edge– guitar, piano, keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • Adam Clayton– bass guitar, keyboards
  • Larry Mullen Jr.– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Jacknife Lee– keyboards, synthesizers
  • Daniel Lanois– guitar, pedal steel, mandolin, shaker

Track listing:

All lyrics by Bono except where noted; all music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.

  1. Vertigo – Bono, The Edge
  2. Miracle Drug – Bono, The Edge
  3. Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own
  4. Love and Peace or Else – Bono, The Edge
  5. City of Blinding Lights
  6. All Because of You
  7. A man and a Woman
  8. Crumbs from Your Table
  9. One Step Closer
  10. Original of the Species
  11. Yahweh – Bono, The Edge

 

 

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 2, 1995.

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On October 2, 1995, “Creation Records” label released “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?” the second Oasis studio album. It was recorded March 1995, May–June 1995, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales, and was produced by Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher. The album sleeve was designed by Brian Cannon. At the 2010 “Brit Awards”, “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?” was named the greatest British album since 1980. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 378 on its list of the “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified 8 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; 6 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in France by “SNEP”; 6 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”; Platinum in Italy by “FIMI”; Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; Platinum in Norway by “IFPI Norway”; 2 x Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”; Platinum in Sweden by “GLF”; 14 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and  4 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Liam Gallagher– lead vocals, tambourine
  • Noel Gallagher– lead and acoustic guitar, vocals, bass guitar, piano, mellotron, e-bow
  • Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs– rhythm and acoustic guitar, piano, mellotron, drunk vocals
  • Paul McGuigan– bass guitar
  • Alan White– drums, percussion
  • Tony McCarroll– drums
  • Paul Weller– lead guitar and backing vocals, harmonica
  • Neil Dorfsman – multichannel mixing
  • David Swope – assistant mixing
  • Barry Grint – original audio mastering
  • Vlado Meller – mastering
  • Michael Spencer Jones – photography
  • Brian Cannon– artwork, design
  • Mathew Sankey – assistant design

Track listing:

All songs written by Noel Gallagher, except where noted.

  1. Hello – Noel Gallagher,Gary Glitter, Mike Leander
  2. Roll With It
  3. Wonderwall
  4. Don’t Look Back in Anger
  5. Hey Now
  6. Untitled(also known as “The Swamp Song — Excerpt 1”)
  7. Some Might Say
  8. Cast No Shadow
  9. She’s Electric
  10. Morning Glory
  11. Untitled(also known as “The Swamp Song — Excerpt 2”)
  12. Champagne Supernova

On September 9, 2013.

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On September 9, 2013, “Domino” label released “AM”, the fifth Arctic Monkeys studio album. It was recorded August 2012 – June 2013, at “Sage & Sound Recording” in Los Angeles; “Rancho De La Luna” in Joshua Tree, California, and was produced by James Ford and Ross Orton. The album was named the “Best Album of 2013” by “NME”  magazine, and featured at number 449 on magazine’s  list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. “AM” was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA’; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”, and 3 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Alex Turner- vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, twelve-string guitar
  • Matt Helders- vocals, drums, electronic drums, percussion
  • Jamie Cook- lead and rhythm guitar
  • Nick O’Malley- bass guitar, baritone guitar, backing vocals
  • James Ford- keyboards, tambourine
  • Josh Homme– backing vocals
  • Bill Ryder-Jones– lead guitar
  • Pete Thomas– percussion
  • Ross Orton– engineering
  • Ian Shea – engineering
  • Tchad Blake– mixing
  • Brian Lucey – mastering
  • Matthew Cooper – design
  • Zachery Michael – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Alex Turner, except where noted; all music by Arctic Monkeys.

  1. Do I Wanna Know?
  2. R U Mine – Alex Turner, Nick O’Malley
  3. One for the Road
  4. Arabella
  5. I Want It All
  6. 1 Party Anthem
  7. Mad Sounds – Alex Turner, Alan Smyth
  8. Fireside
  9. Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?
  10. Snap Out of It
  11. Knee Socks
  12. I Wanna Be Yours 0 John Cooper Clarke

On July 3, 2006.

Black Holes

On July 3, 2006, “Warner Bros” label released “Black Holes and Revelations”, the fourth Muse studio album. It was recorded August – December 2005, and was produced by Rich Costey and Muse. The album design was by Storm Thorgerson. In 2008, in a “Q” magazine public vote, “Black Holes and Revelations” was ranked at number 34 on the list of the “The Best British Albums of All time”. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; 3 x Platinum in France by “SNEP”;  Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”; Platinum in Italy by “FIMI”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland” and 3 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Matthew Bellamy– lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, piano, synthesizers
  • Christopher Wolstenholme– bass, backing vocals, double bass, synthesizers
  • Dominic Howard– drums, percussion, brief vocals, electronic drums
  • Edoardo de Angelis – first violin
  • Around Art – strings
  • Marco Brioschi – trumpet
  • Tommaso Colliva– engineer
  • Myriam Correge – assistant engineer
  • Max Dingle – mixing assistant
  • Tom Kirk – antique items crushed on “Exo-Politics”
  • Roger Lian – mastering assistant
  • Vlado Meller – mastering
  • Mauro Pagani– string arrangements, string conductor
  • Ross Peterson – assistant engineer
  • Audrey Riley– string arrangements, string conductor
  • Mark Rinaldi – mixing assistant
  • Ryan Simms – assistant engineer
  • Derrick Santini – photography
  • Storm Thorgerson– cover photo
  • Rupert Truman – cover photo
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Matt Bellamy.

 

  1. Take a Blow
  2. Straight
  3. Supermassive Black Hole
  4. Map of the Problematique
  5. Soldier’s Poem
  6. Invincible
  7. Assassin
  8. Exo-Politics
  9. City of Delusion
  10. Hoodoo
  11. Knights of Cydonia