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On October 30, 2000.


On October 30, 2000, “Island” label released “All That You Can’t Leave Behind”, the tenth U2 studio album.  It was recorded 1998 – 2000, at the” HQ”,” Windmill Lane Studios”,”Westland Studios” and“Totally Wired” in Dublin, and was produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno. The album and its songs won seven “Grammy Awards”.  In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” at number 280 at its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.  


  • Bono– vocals, guitar, synthesisers
  • The Edge– guitar, piano, vocals, synthesisers, strings
  • Adam Clayton– bass guitar
  • Larry Mullen Jr.– drums, percussion
  • Brian Eno– synthesisers, programming, backing vocals, string arrangement
  • Daniel Lanois– backing vocals, guitar
  • Paul Barrett – brass

Track listing:

Lyrics by Bono except where noted, music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr..

  1. Beautiful day
  2. Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of – lyrics by Bono, The Edge
  3. Elevation
  4. Walk On
  5. Kite – lyrics by Bono, The Edge
  6. In a Little While
  7. Wild Honey
  8. Peace on Earth
  9. When I Look at the World – lyrics by Bono, The Edge
  10. New York
  11. Grace

On October 12, 1981.


On October 12, 1981, “Island Records” released “October”, the second U2 studio album. It was recorded in April 1981 at the “Compass Point Studios”, in Nassau, Bahamas, and in July–August 1981, at “Windmill Lane Studios”, in Dublin, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite.


  • Bono– lead vocals
  • The Edge– guitar, piano, backing vocals
  • Adam Clayton– bass
  • Larry Mullen, Jr.– drums

Track listing:

All compositions by U2.

  1. Gloria
  2. I Fall Down
  3. I Threw a Brick Through a Window
  4. Rejoice
  5. Fire
  6. Tomorrow
  7. October
  8. With a Shout
  9. Stranger in a Strange Land
  10. Scarlet
  11. Is That All?


On September 30, 1985.

Rain Dogs

On September 30, 1985, “Island Records” released “Rain Dogs” , the eighth Tom Waits album. The middle album of the trilogy that includes “Swordfishtrombones” and “Franks Wild Years”, was recorded at the “RCA Studios” and was produced by Tom Waits. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Rain Dogs” at  number 397 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Tom Waits– vocals , guitar, organ, piano ,pump organ, harmonium, banjo
  • Michael Blair – percussion, marimba, drums, congas, bowed saw, parade drum
  • Stephen Hodges– drums , parade drum
  • Larry Taylor– double bass , bass
  • Marc Ribot– guitar
  • “Hollywood” Paul Litteral – trumpet
  • Bobby Previte– percussion, marimba
  • William Schimmel– accordion
  • Bob Funk – trombone
  • Ralph Carney– baritone saxophone, saxophone, clarinet
  • Greg Cohen– double bass
  • Chris Spedding– guitar
  • Tony Garnier– double bass
  • Keith Richards– guitar, backing vocals
  • Robert Musso – banjo
  • Arno Hecht – tenor saxophone
  • Crispin Cioe – saxophone
  • Robert Quine– guitar
  • Ross Levinson – violin
  • John Lurie– alto saxophone
  • Smith– guitar
  • Mickey Curry– drums
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • Robby Kilgore – organ

Track listing

All tracks by Tom Waits except where noted.

  1. Singapore
  2. Clap Hands
  3. Cemetery Polka
  4. Jockey Full of Bourbon
  5. Tango Till They’re Sore
  6. Big Black Mariah
  7. Diamonds & Gold
  8. Hang Down Your Head – Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits
  9. Time
  10. Rain Dogs
  11. Midtown
  12. 9th& Hennepin
  13. Gun Street Girl
  14. Union Square
  15. Blind Love
  16. Walking Spanish
  17. Downtown Train
  18. Bride of Rain Dog
  19. Anywhere I Lay My Head


On August 18, 1976.

Man in the hills

On August 18, 1976, “Island” label released “Man in the Hills”, the fourth Burning Spear album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Randy’s Recording Studio” and “Harry J’s Recording Studio” in Kingston,  and was produced by Jack Ruby.


  • Winston Rodney– lead vocals, percussion
  • Delroy Hines– harmony vocals
  • Rupert Willington– harmony vocals
  • Robbie Shakespeare– bass
  • Aston “Family Man” Barrett– bass
  • Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace– drums
  • Bernard “Touter” Harvey– keyboards
  • Earl “Wire” Lindo– keyboards
  • Tyrone “Organ D” Downie– keyboards
  • Earl “Chinna” Smith– lead and rhythm guitar
  • Tony Chin– rhythm guitar
  • Bobby Ellis– trumpet
  • Richard “Dirty Harry” Hall– tenor saxophone
  • Herman Marquis– alto saxophone
  • Vincent “Trommie” Gordon– trombone

Track listing:

All tracks by Winston Rodney, except where noted.

  1. Man in the Hills
  2. It’s Good – Fullwood, Winston Rodney
  3. No More War
  4. Black Soul
  5. Lion
  6. People Get Ready
  7. Children
  8. Mother
  9. Door Peep
  10. Groovy

On August 17, 1987.


On August 17, 1987, “Island” label released “Frank’s wild years”, the tenth Tom Waits album. It was recorded in 1987, at “Universal Recording Studios” in Chicago; “The Sound Factory” and “Sunset Sound” in Hollywood, and was produced by Tom Waits. The album was subtitled “Un Operachi Romantico in two acts” and contains compositions written for a play by the same name. “Frank’s Wild Years”, is name of a song from Waits’ 1983 album “Swordfishtrombones”.


  • Michael Blair – drums, conga, percussion, maracas, marimba, orchestra bells, glockenspiel
  • Kathleen Brennan- vocal arrangements
  • Angela Brown- background vocals
  • Les Warner- drums
  • Richard Battin- guitar
  • Power Butts- rhythm guitar
  • Ralph Carney- sax, baritone horn, violin, tenor sax
  • Greg Cohen- bass, alto horn, horn arrangements, Leslie bass pedals
  • David Hidalgo- accordion
  • Leslie Holland – background vocals
  • Lynne Jordan – background vocals
  • Marc Ribot- guitar, banjo
  • William Schimmel- piano, pump organ, accordion, Leslie bass pedals, cocktail piano
  • Larry Taylor- bass, upright bass
  • Moris Tepper- guitar
  • Francis Thumm – prepared piano, pump organ
  • Jay Anderson – bass
  • Tom Waits- vocals, pump organ, Optigan, guitar, vocal stylings, rooster, piano, Farfisa, Mellotron, drums, conga, tambourine

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Waits, except where noted.

  1. Hang on St. Christopher
  2. Straight to the Top (Rhumba) – Waits, Greg Cohen
  3. Blow Wind Blow
  4. Temptation
  5. Innocent When You Dream (Barroom)
  6. I’ll Be Gone – Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan
  7. Yesterday is Here – Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan
  8. Please Wake Me Up – Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan
  9. Frank’s Theme
  10. More Than Rain
  11. Way Down in the Hole
  12. Straight to the Top (Vegas) – Tom Waits, Greg Cohen
  13. I’ll Take New York
  14. Telephone Call from Istanbul
  15. Cold Cold Ground
  16. Train Song
  17. Innocent When You Dream


On March 9, 1987.


On March 9, 1987, “Island” label released “The Joshua Tree”, the fifth U2 studio album . It was recorded January 1986 – January 1987, at“STS Studios”, “Danesmoate House”, “Windmill Lane Studios”, and was produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno. In 1988, “The Joshua Tree” won “Grammy Awards”  for  “Album of the Year” and “Best Rock Performance” by a “Duo or Group with Vocal”.  It is U2 best sold album with more than 25 million copies sold worldwide.  In 1995, the album was certified 10× Platinum in US by “RIAA”, and  album subsequently received the “Diamond” certificate. In Canada it was certified Diamond by “Canadian Recording Industry Association”, In UK it was certified 8 x Platinum by “BPI”, with an additional silver certification for the 20th anniversary edition. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 27 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Bono– lead vocals, harmonica, guitars
  • The Edge– guitars, backing vocals, piano
  • Adam Clayton– bass guitar
  • Larry Mullen, Jr.– drums, percussion
  • Brian Eno– keyboards, DX7 programming, backing vocals
  • Daniel Lanois– tambourine, Omnichord, additional guitar, backing vocals
  • The Armin Family – strings
  • The Arklow Silver Band – brass

Track listing:

All lyrics by Bono, all music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen.

  1. Where the Streets Have No Name
  2. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
  3. With or Without You
  4. Bullet the Blue Sky
  5. Running to Stand Still
  6. Red Hill Mining Town
  7. In God’s Country
  8. Trip Through Your Wires
  9. One Tree Hill
  10. Exit
  11. Mothers of the Disappeared