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On July 29, 1986.

On July 29, 1986, “Family Productions” and “Columbia” labels released “The Bridge”, the tenth Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded 1985 – 1986, at “The Power Station”, “Chelsea Sound”, “RCA Studios”, in New York City and “Evergreen Studios”, in Burbank, California, and was produced by Phil Ramone. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Billy Joel– lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano, synthesizers, electric guitar, Fender Rhodes
  • Ray Charles– acoustic piano, lead vocals
  • David Brown – guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar
  • Russell Javors– guitar
  • Liberty DeVitto– drums, percussion
  • Doug Stegmeyer– bass guitar
  • Mark Rivera– tenor and alto saxophone
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer, orchestration
  • Jeff Bova– synthesizer, orchestration
  • Steve Winwood– Hammond B3 organ
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • John McCurry– guitar
  • Neil Stubenhaus– bass guitar
  • Ron Carter– acoustic bass
  • Neil Jason– bass guitar
  • Vinnie Colaiuta– drums
  • Jimmy Bralower – percussion
  • Eddie Daniels– alto saxophone
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone
  • Dave Bargeron– trombone
  • Marvin Stamm– trumpet
  • Alan Rubin– trumpet
  • Don Brooks– harmonica
  • Patrick Williams– arrangements
  • Philippe Saisse– orchestration
  • Peter Hewlett – backing vocals
  • Cyndi Lauper– harmony vocals
  • Joseph D’Ambrosio – production coordinator
  • Jim Boyer – engineer
  • Steve Boyer, David Dickson, Bradshaw Leigh, Fred Tenny – engineer assistant
  • Ricki Begin, Peter Bergren, Mark Betts, Steve Buller, Cary Butler, Gary Ciuzio, Ed Evans, Bruce Howell, Joe Lopes, Frank Rodriguez, Billy Rothschild, Joe Salvatto, Audrey Tanaka, Phil Vachon – technical support
  • Ted Jensen– mixing
  • Mark Larson – design
  • Brad Holland – cover painting
  • Patrick Demarchelier – photography
  • Larry Busacca, Phil Ramone, Charles Reilly – sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel, except where noted.

  1. Running on Ice
  2. This Is the Time
  3. A Matter of Trust
  4. Modern Woman
  5. Baby Grand
  6. Big Man on Mulberry Street
  7. Temptation
  8. Code of Silence – Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper
  9. Getting Closer

On February 8, 1977.

On February 8, 1977, “Elektra” label released “Marquee Moon”, the debut Television studio album. It was recorded in September 1976, at “A&R Recording” in New York City, and was produced by Andy Johns and Tom Verlaine. In 2003, “NME” magazine named “Marque Moon” the fourth-greatest album of all time. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 128 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Personnel:

  • Tom Verlaine– guitar, keyboards, lead vocals
  • Billy Ficca– drums
  • Richard Lloyd– guitar, vocals
  • Fred Smith– bass guitar, vocals
  • Jim Boyer – assistant engineering
  • Greg Calbi, Lee Hulko – mastering
  • Jimmy Douglass – assistant mixing
  • Andy Johns– engineering, mixing
  • Tony Lane – art direction
  • Billy Lobo – back cover artwork
  • Robert Mapplethorpe– photography
  • Randy Mason – assistant mixing
  • John Telfer – management

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Verlaine, except where noted.

  1. See No Evil
  2. Venus
  3. Friction
  4. Marquee Moon
  5. Elevation
  6. Guiding Light – Tom Verlaine, Richard Lloyd
  7. Prove It
  8. Torn Curtain

In December 1981.

In December 1981, “Full Moon Label” released the self-titled, debut Peter Cetera solo album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Peter Cetera and Jim Boyer. The album cover painting was by John Nieto.

Personnel:

  • Peter Cetera – bass, percussion, acoustic guitar, synthesizer, vocoder, horn arrangements
  • Steve Lukather– guitar
  • Craig Hull – guitar
  • Michael Botts– drums
  • Michael Boddicker, David “Hawk” Wolinski– synthesizer
  • Chris Pinnick– guitar
  • Carl Wilson– guitar
  • Ricky Fataar– drums, percussion
  • Mark Williams – percussion
  • Rich Eames – electric piano
  • Steve Foreman – percussion
  • Tommy Morgan – harmonica
  • Gary Herbig – saxophone
  • Josh Leo – guitar
  • Kenny Edwards – acoustic guitar
  • Bob Glaub – bass
  • Craig Doerge – piano
  • Michael Botts – drums
  • Mark Goldenberg –acoustic guitar
  • William “Smitty” Smith– organ
  • Carl Munoz – piano
  • Roland Vazquez – horn arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Cetera, except where noted

  1. Livin’ In The Limelight
  2. I Can Feel It – Peter Cetera, Ricky Fataar, Carl Wilson
  3. How Many Times
  4. Holy Moly
  5. Mona Mona
  6. On The Line
  7. Not Afraid To Cry
  8. Evil Eye
  9. Practical Man
  10. Ivy Covered Walls

In August 1980.

In August 1980, “Warner Bros” label released “One-Trick Pony”, the fifth Paul Simon studio album. It was recorded 1979 – 1980, at “A&R Studios” in New York City and  “Agora Club” in Cleveland, Ohio, and was produced by Paul Simon and Phil Ramone. The album was released concurrently with the film of the same name, in which Paul Simon also starred.

Personnel:

  • Paul Simon – vocals, nylon string guitar, electric guitar, percussion, horn and string arrangements
  • John Tropea– acoustic guitar
  • Patti Austin– vocals
  • Joe Beck– electric guitar
  • Hiram Bullock– electric slide guitar
  • Jon Faddis– flugelhorn
  • Don Grolnick– string synthesizer
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Dave Grusin– horn and string arrangements
  • Steve Gadd– drums on all songs
  • Eric Gale– electric guitar, nylon string guitar
  • Lani Groves – background vocals
  • Anthony Jackson, Tony Levin– bass
  • Irwin “Marky” Markowitz – trumpet
  • Hugh McCracken– acoustic guitar
  • Jeff Mironov – electric guitar
  • Richard Tee– Fender Rhodes electric piano, tambourine, background vocals and co-lead vocal
  • Bob Friedman – horn and string arrangements
  • Jim Boyer – recording engineer, mixing engineer
  • Ted Jensen- mastering engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Simon.

  1. Late in the Evening
  2. That’s Why God Made the Movies
  3. One-Trick Pony
  4. How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns
  5. Oh, Marion
  6. Ace in the Hole
  7. Nobody
  8. Jonah
  9. God Bless the Absentee
  10. Long, Long Day

On August 8, 1983.

On August 8, 1983, “Family Productions” label released “An Innocent Man”, the ninth Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded in 1983, at “Chelsea Sound” and “A&R Recording, Inc.” in New York, and was produced by Phil Ramone.

Personnel:

  • Billy Joel– Baldwin acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B3 organ, lead  and background vocals
  • Liberty DeVitto– drums
  • Doug Stegmeyer– bass guitar
  • David Brown – lead electric and acoustic guitars
  • Russell Javors– rhythm electric and acoustic guitars
  • Mark Rivera– alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, percussion
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Leon Pendarvis – Hammond B3 organ
  • Richard Tee– acoustic piano
  • Eric Gale– electric guitar
  • Toots Thielemans– harmonica
  • “String Fever” – strings
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone
  • Jon Faddis– trumpet
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Joe Shepley – trumpet
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • John Gatchell – trumpet
  • Tom Bahler, Rory Dodd, Frank Floyd, Lani Groves, Ullanda McCullough, Ron Taylor, Terry Textor, Eric Troyer, Mike Alexander – background vocal
  • Engineers: Jim Boyer, Bradshaw Leigh
  • Assistant engineers: Mike Allaire, Scott James
  • Production coordinator: Laura Loncteaux
  • Mastering: Ted Jensen
  • Horn and string arrangements: David Matthews
  • Background vocal arrangements: Tom Bahler
  • Musical advisor: Billy Zampino
  • Photography: Gilles Larrain
  • Cover design: Christopher Austopchuk, Mark Larson

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel, except for the chorus for “This Night,” credited to L. v. Beethoven.

  1. Easy Money
  2. An Innocent Man
  3. The Longest Time
  4. This Night
  5. Tell Her About It
  6. Uptown Girl
  7. Careless Talk
  8. Christie Lee
  9. Leave a Tender Moment Alone
  10. Keeping the Faith