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On January 9, 2012.

On January 9, 2012, “Fiction” label released “Given to the Wild”, the third  Maccabees studio album. It was recorded in 2011, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouthshire, and was produced by Tim Goldsworthy, Bruno Ellingham, Jag Jago, Orlando Weeks, Hugo White, Felix White, Rupert Shepherd, Sam Doyle and Will White.


  • Orlando Weeks – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Hugo White – guitars, backing vocals
  • Felix White – guitars, backing vocals
  • Rupert Shepherd – bass
  • Sam Doyle – drums
  • Will White – keyboards, synthesizer, samplers
  • Catherine Pockson – piano, vocals

Track listing:

  1. Given to the Wild (intro)
  2. Child
  3. Feel to Follow
  4. Ayla
  5. Glimmer
  6. Forever I’ve Known
  7. Heave
  8. Pelican
  9. Went Away
  10. Go
  11. Unknown
  12. Slowly One
  13. Grew Up at Midnight



On January 9, 1996.

On January 9, 1996, “Anthem” label released “Victor”, debut Alex Lifeson solo album. It was recorded October 1994 – July 1995, at “Lerxst Sound” (Alex Lifeson’s home studio), and was produced by Alex Lifeson.


  • Alex Lifeson- spoken vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, mandola, programming
  • Les Claypool, Peter Cardinali- bass
  • Bill Bell – guitar
  • Dalbello, Edwin- lead vocals
  • Blake Manning- drums
  • Colleen Allen– horn
  • Charlene Lifeson, Esther – dialogue

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Care – Alex Lifeson
  2. Promise – Alex Lifeson, Bill Bell
  3. Start Today – Alex Lifeson
  4. X – Alex Lifeson
  5. At the End – Alex Lifeson, Adrian Zivojinovich
  6. Sending Out a Warning – Alex Lifeson, Bill Bell
  7. Shut Up Shuttin’ Up – Alex Lifeson, Bill Bell, Charlene Lifeson , Esther
  8. Strip and Go Naked – Alex Lifeson, Bill Bell
  9. The Big Dance – Alex Lifeson, Adrian Zivojinovich
  10. Victor – Lifeson,  H. Auden (based on a poem by W. H. Auden)
  11. I Am the Spirit – Alex Lifeson, Bill Bell


On January 9, 1984.

On January 9, 1984, “Warner Bros” label released 1984 (stylized as MCMLXXXIV on the album’s cover), sixth Van Halen studio album. It was recorded in 1983, at “5150 Studios” in Studio City, California, and was produced by Ted Templeman. The album cover art was by Margo Nahas.  The album was certified 5 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada’, Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”, and Diamond in US by the “RIIA”.


  • David Lee Roth– vocals
  • Eddie Van Halen– guitars, keyboards, background vocals
  • Alex Van Halen– drums, background vocals
  • Michael Anthony– bass guitar, background vocals
  • Ken Deane, Donn Landee– engineering
  • Chris Bellman, Gregg Geller – mastering
  • Jo Motta – project coordination
  • Joan Parker – production coordination
  • Pete Angelus, Richard Seireeni – art direction
  • Margo Nahas – cover art
  • Pete Angelus – lighting

Track listing:

All tracks by Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony and David Lee Roth, except where noted.

  1. 1984
  2. Jump
  3. Panama
  4. Top Jimmy
  5. Drop Dead Legs
  6. Hot for Teacher
  7. I’ll Wait – Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth, Michael McDonald
  8. Girl Gone Bad
  9. House of Pain

On January 9, 1970.


On January 9, 1970, “Apple” label released “Magic Christian Music”, the debut Badfinger album.  It was recorded 1968 – 1969 at the “Abbey Road Studios”, “Trident Studios”, “IBC Studios” and “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Paul McCartney, Mal Evans, and Tony Visconti.


  • Pete Ham– guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Tom Evans– guitar, vocals, bass
  • Ron Griffiths – bass, vocals
  • Mike Gibbins– drums, vocals
  • Paul McCartney– piano on “Rock of All Ages”, percussion on “Come and Get It”
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano on “See-Saw Granpa”
  • Bill Collins – piano on “Knocking Down Our Home”

Track listing:

  1. Come and Get It – Paul McCartney
  2. Crimson Ship – Pete Ham, Tom Evans
  3. Dear Angie – Ron Griffins
  4. Fisherman – Tom Evans
  5. Midnight Sun – Pete Ham
  6. Beautiful and Blue – Tom Evans
  7. Rock of All Ages – Pete Ham, Tom Evans, Mike Gibbins
  8. Carry on Till Tomorrow – Pete Ham, Tom Evans
  9. I’m in Love – Pete Ham
  10. Walk Out in the Rain – Pete Ham
  11. Angelique – Tom Evans
  12. Knocking Down Our Home – Pete Ham
  13. Give it a Try – Pete Ham, Tom Evans, Mike Gibbons, Ron Griffits
  14. Maybe Tomorrow – Tom Evans


On January 9, 2014

On January 9, 2014, magazine “Rolling Stone” published the Readers Poll ”The 10 Greatest Double Albums of All Time”. The top 5 albums were:

No.5. Led Zeppelin: Physical Graffiti

Led_Zeppelin Physical Graffiti

No.4. Bruce Springsteen: The River

Bruce_Springsteen The River

No.3. The Rolling Stones: Exile on Main Street

Exile on MainSt

No.2. Pink Floyd: The Wall


No.1 The Beatles: White Album