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The Law: Same

On March 19, 1991, “Atlantic” label released the self-titled, debut, and the only Law (The) album. It was recorded in 1991, and was produced by Chris Kimsey, Ahmet Ertegün, Paul Rodgers, Howard Albert, Ron Albert, Kenney Jones and Shane Keister.


  • Paul Rodgers – lead vocals, guitars, piano
  • Jim Barber – lead guitar
  • Kenney Jones – drums
  • David Gilmour – guitar
  • Chris Rea – guitar
  • Bryan Adams – guitar
  • Mike Hehir – guitars
  • John Astley, Steve Pigott – keyboards, programming
  • Albhy Galuten – synthesizer
  • George Hawkins – bass
  • Tom Pool – drums
  • Joe Lala – percussion
  • The Memphis Horns – horns
  • John Jones – programming
  • Christopher Marc Potter – engineer, mixing 
  • Alex Sadkin – engineer
  • Ahmet Ertegün, Shane Keister – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

  1. For a Little Ride – Mark Mangold, Benny Mardones
  2. Miss You in a Heartbeat – Phil Collen
  3. Stone Cold – Tamara Champlin
  4. Come Save Me (Julianne) – Charlie Black, Cliff Downs, Austin Roberts
  5. Laying Down the Law – Paul Rodgers
  6. Nature of the Beast – Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance
  7. Stone – Chris Rea
  8. Anything for You – Steve Diamond, Eric McCusker
  9. Best of My Love – Jerry Lynn Williams
  10. Tough Love – Paul Rodgers
  11. Missing You Bad Girl – Paul Rodgers

Magnum: Goodnight L.A.

On July 24, 1990, “Polydor” label released “Goodnight L.A.”, the eighth Magnum studio album. It was recorded 1989 – 1990, at “Goodnight L.A. Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Keith Olson.


  • Bob Catley — vocals
  • Tony Clarkin — guitar
  • Mark Stanway — keyboards
  • Wally Lowe — bass guitar
  • Mickey Barker — drums
  • Paulinho da Costa — percussion
  • Deric Dyer — saxophone
  • Tommy Funderburk — backing vocals
  • Michael Sadler — backing vocals

Tracking list:

All tracks by Tony Clarkin, except where noted.

  1. Rockin’ Chair – Tony Clarkin, Russ Ballard
  2. Mama
  3. Only a Memory
  4. Reckless Man
  5. Matter of Survival – Tony Clarkin, Russ Ballard
  6. What Kind of Love Is That – Tony Clarkin, Jim Vallance
  7. Heartbroke and Busted
  8. Shoot
  9. No Way Out – Tony Clarkin, Russ Ballard
  10. Cry for You – Tony Clarkin, Sue Shiffron
  11. Born to Be King

On July 2, 1991.

On July 2, 1991, “Epic” label released “Hey Stoopid”, the twelfth Alice Cooper solo album. It was recorded 1990 – 1991, at “Bearsville Studios” in New York, and was produced by Peter Collins.


  • Alice Cooper– vocals, harmonica
  • Stef Burns – guitar
  • Hugh McDonald– bass
  • Mickey Curry– drums
  • Slash– guitar
  • Joe Satriani– guitar, backing vocals
  • Steve Vai– guitar
  • Vinnie Moore– guitar
  • Mick Mars– guitar
  • Nikki Sixx– bass
  • John Webster– keyboards, Hammond B3 Organ
  • Robert Bailey – keyboards
  • Jai Winding – keyboards
  • Chris Boardman – string arrangement
  • Steve Croes – synclavier
  • Ozzy Osbourne– backing vocals
  • Zachary Nevel – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Hey Stoopid – Alice Cooper, Vic Pepe, Jack Ponti, Bob Pfeifer
  2. Love’s a Loaded Gun – Alice Cooper, Vic Pepe, Jack Ponti
  3. Snakebite – Alice Cooper, Vic Pepe, Jack Ponti, Bob Pfeifer, Lance Bulen, Kelly Keeling
  4. Burning Our Bed – Alice Cooper, Al Pitrelli, Bob Pfeifer, Steve West
  5. Dangerous Tonight – Alice Cooper, Desmond Child
  6. Might as Well Be on Mars – Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner, Desmond Child
  7. Feed My Frankenstein – Alice Cooper, Zodiac Mindwarp, Ian Richardson, Nick Coler
  8. Hurricane Years – Alice Cooper, Vic Pepe, Jack Ponti, Bob Pfeifer
  9. Little by Little – Alice Cooper, Vic Pepe, Jack Ponti, Bob Pfeifer
  10. Die for You – Alice Cooper, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx, Jim Vallance
  11. Dirty Dreams – Alice Cooper, Bob Pfeifer, Jim Vallance
  12. Winf-Up-Toy – Alice Cooper, Vic Pepe, Jack Ponti, Bob Pfeifer


On June 14, 1994.

On June 14, 1994, “Blackheart” and “Warner Bros” labels released “Pure and Simple”, the ninth Joan Jett and the Blackhearts studio album. It was recorded in 1994, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, “Studio Works 11”, “Music Palace” in New York, “Armoury Studios” in Vancouver, Canada, “Bad Animals Studio” in Seattle, Washington, “Indigo Ranch” in Malibu, California, and was produced by Kenny Laguna, Thom Panunzio, Ed Stasium, Desmond Child, Jim Vallance and Joan Jett.


  • Joan Jett– lead vocals, guitars
  • Tony “Bruno” Rey- lead guitars
  • Kenny Aaronson- bass
  • Thommy Price– drums
  • Ricky Byrd, John Marshall, Billy Karren, Blake Brocksmith – guitar
  • Mike Howe, Kathleen Hanna– vocals
  • Chuck Kentis – keyboards
  • Arno Hecht – saxophone
  • Thom Panunzio- engineer, mixing
  • John Aiosa – engineer, digital editing
  • Lance Clark – digital editing
  • Carl Glanville, Lee Anthony, Tim Donovan, Mike Thompson, Neil Perry, Danny Kadar, Adam Kasper, Delwyn Brooks, Chuck Johnson – engineer assistant
  • Bob Ludwig- mastering

Track listing:

  1. Go Home – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna
  2. Eye to Eye – Joan Jett, Jim Vallance, Kenny Laguna
  3. Spinster – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna
  4. Torture – Joan Jett, Jim Vallance, Kenny Laguna
  5. Rubber & Glue – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna
  6. As I Am – Joan Jett, Desmond Child
  7. Activity Grrrl – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna
  8. Insecure – Joan Jett, Jim Vallance, Kenny Laguna
  9. Wonderin’ – Joan Jett, Jim Vallance, Kenny Laguna
  10. Consumed – Joan Jett, Thommy Price
  11. You Got a Problem – Joan Jett, Desmond Child, Kathleen Hanna
  12. Brighter Day – Joan Jett, Desmond Child

On June 13, 2006.

On June 13, 2006, “Blackheart Records Group” label released “Sinner”, the eleventh Joan Jett and the Blackhearts studio album. It was recorded 1999, 2004 – 2006, at “Soundtrack Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Kenny Laguna, Ted Templeman, Bob Rock, Joey Levine and Joan Jett.


  • Joan Jett – lead vocals, guitars
  • Dougie Needles – guitar
  • Kenny Laguna– keyboards
  • Enzo Penizzotto – bass
  • Thommy Price- drums
  • Mike Scielzi – engineer
  • Billy Crater, Craig Snyder, Thom Panunzio- additional engineering
  • Greg Calbi- mastering

Track listing:

  1. Riddles – Joan Jett, Linda Perry, Kenny Laguna
  2. C.D.C. – Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman
  3. Five – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna, Jim Vallance
  4. Naked – Joan Jett, Rudy Yuly
  5. Everyone Knows – Joan Jett, Jim Vallance
  6. Change the World – Joan Jett, Billy Crooked, Kenny Laguna
  7. Androgynous – Paul Westerberg
  8. Fetish – Joan Jett
  9. Watersign – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna, Jim Vallance
  10. Tube Talkin’ – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna
  11. Turn It Around – Joan Jett
  12. Baby Blue – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna, Kenny Laguna
  13. A Hundred Feet Away – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna, Peter Anders
  14. Bad Time – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna, Joey Levine

On January 18, 1983.

On January 18, 1983, “A&M” label released “Cuts Like a Knife”, the third Bryan Adams studio album. It was recorded August – October 1982, at “Little Mountain Sound” in  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and was produced by Bob Clearmountain and Bryan Adams.


  • Bryan Adams– vocals, guitars, piano
  • Keith Scott– guitars, backing vocals
  • Tommy Mandel– organ, B-3 organ, synthesizers, piano
  • Dave Taylor– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Mickey Curry– drums
  • Jim Vallance– percussion, electric piano
  • Bruce Allen(credited as “B.A.”) – backing vocals
  • Alfa Anderson – backing vocals
  • Bob Clearmountain (credited as “B.C.”), Davies, L. Frenette, Lou Gramm, M. Simpson – backing vocals
  • Jim Wesley – backing vocals
  • James O’Mara – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance except where noted.

  1. The Only One
  2. Take Me Back
  3. This Time
  4. Straight from the Heart – Bryan Adams, Eric Kagna
  5. Cuts Like a Knife
  6. I’m Ready
  7. What’s It Gonna Be
  8. Don’t Leave Me Lonely – Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, Eric Carr
  9. Let Him Know
  10. The Best Was Yet to Come

On November 6, 2012.

On November 6, 2012, “Columbia” label released “Music from Another Dimension!”, the fifteenth Aerosmith studio album. It was recorded July 2011/ March – April 2012,  at “Pandora’s Box”, “The Boneyard”, “Poppy Studios”, “Swing House Studios”, “Mad Dog Studios”, “Spitfire Studio”, “Retro Activ Studios”, “Briar Patch Studios” and “Hensen Studios”, and was produced by Jack Douglas, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Marti Frederiksen. It was band’s first studio album since 2004’s “Honkin’ on Bobo” and the first to feature all-new material since 2001’s “Just Push Play”.


  • Steven Tyler– lead vocals, drums, arrangement, backing vocals
  • Joe Perry– lead guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • Brad Whitford– rhythm guitar
  • Tom Hamilton– bass, lead vocals
  • Joey Kramer– drums, percussion
  • Julian Lennon, Melanie Taylor, Sharlotte Gibson, Laura Jones – background vocals
  • Tom Scott, Jessy J– saxophone tenor
  • John Mitchell– saxophone baritone
  • Bill Reichenbach, Jr.– trombone
  • Gary Grant– trumpet
  • Larry Hall– trumpet
  • Mia Tyler– backing vocals
  • Russ Irwin– piano, backing vocals
  • Carrie Underwood– featured vocals
  • Johnny Depp, Bruce Witkin – background vocals
  • Paul Santo – Hammond organ, keyboards, mellotron
  • Rudy Tanzi– Hammond organ
  • The Section Quartet: Daphne Chen – violin, Eric Gorfain– violin, Lauren Chipman – viola, Richard Dodd – cello
  • Jesse Sky Kramer – drums
  • Zac Rae – piano, synthesizer, electric piano
  • Desmond Child– piano
  • Jesse Kotansky – violin solo
  • Daniel J. Coe – synthesizer, synthesizer, programming, arrangement
  • Rick Dufay– rhythm guitar
  • Jack Douglas– mixing, arrangement, percussion, keyboards, organ; synthesizer, backing vocals; outro piano
  • Marti Frederiksen– pro tools, backing vocals, keyboards, guitar, Roland synthesizer
  • Warren Huart– engineering, mixing, backing vocals
  • Al Schmidt, Chris Lord-Alge, Neal Avron– mixing
  • Anthony Focx– pro tools editing
  • Daphne Chen, Tom Scott– arrangement
  • Casey Patrick Tebo– artwork
  • Slash– inside artwork

Track listing:

  1. LUV XXX – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
  2. Oh Yeah – Joe Perry
  3. Beautiful – Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton
  4. Tell Me – Tom Hamilton
  5. Out Go the Lights – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
  6. Legendary Child – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Jim Vallance
  7. What Could Have Been Love – Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen, Russ Irwin
  8. Street Jesus – Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford, Joe Perry
  9. Can’t Stop Lovin’ You – Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen, Whitford, Kramer, Tom Hamilton
  10. Lover A lot – Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton, Jesse Kramer, Marco Moir
  11. We All Fall Down – Diane Warren
  12. Freedom Fighter – Joe Perry
  13. Closer – Steven Tyler, Marti Frederiksen, Whitford, Kramer
  14. Something – Joe Perry
  15. Another Last Goodbye – Steven Tyler, Desmond Child, Joe Perry


In May 1983.

In May 1983, “Bronze” label released “Head First”, the 15th Uriah Heep studio album. It was recorded January-March 1983, at “the Manor Studio” in Oxfordshire, “The Roundhouse” in London, and was produced by Ashley Howe.


  • Mick Box– vocals, guitars
  • Peter Goalby- vocals
  • John Sinclair– vocals, keyboards, synthesizer
  • Bob Daisley- bass
  • Lee Kerslake – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Frank Ricotti- percussion

Track listing:

  1. The Other Side of Midnight – Mick Box, Bob Daisley, Peter Goalby, Lee Kerslake, John Sinclair
  2. Stay on Top – Tom Jackson
  3. Lonely Nights – Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance
  4. Sweet Talk – Mick Box, Bob Daisley, Peter Goalby, John Sinclair, Lee Kerslake, Linda Sinclair
  5. Love is Blind – Richie Zito, Joey Carbone
  6. Roll-Overture – Mick Box, Bob Daisley, Peter Goalby, John Sinclair
  7. Red Lights- Mick Box, Bob Daisley, Peter Goalby, John Sinclair
  8. Rollin’ the Rock – Mick Box, Bob Daisley, Peter Goalby, John Sinclair
  9. Straight Through the Heart – Mick Box, Bob Daisley, Peter Goalby, John Sinclair, Lee Kerslake
  10. Weekend Warriors – Mick Box, Bob Daisley, Peter Goalby, John Sinclair, Lee Kerslake


In May 1982.

In May 1982, “Solid Gold Records” label released “Get It on Credit”, the third Toronto studio album. It was recorded in 1982, and was produced by Steve Smith.


  • Holly Woods- lead vocals
  • Sheron Alton – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Brian Allen – lead guitar
  • Scott Kreyer – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Gary LaLonde – bass guitar
  • Barry Connors – drums
  • Steve Smith – engineer
  • Jim Frank – engineer
  • Mike Baskerville – engineer assistant
  • Bernie Grundman– mastering
  • Jim Vallance- arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Break Down the Barricades – Brian Allen, Holly Woods, Scott Kreyer, Sheron Alton
  2. Your Daddy Don’t Know- Geoffrey Iwamoto, Michael Roth
  3. Start Tellin’ the Truth – Brian Allen
  4. You’re a Mystery to Me – Brian Allen, Jim Vallance, Scott Kreyer
  5. Don’t Walk Away – Brian Allen, Jim Vallance, Scott Kreyer
  6. Get It on Credit – Brian Allen
  7. Sick and Tired – Holly Woods, Scott Kreyer
  8. Ya Love ta Love – Brian Allen
  9. Why Can’t We Talk? – Brian Allen
  10. Run for Your Life – Brian Allen, Holly Woods, Scott Kreyer, Sheron Alton

In May 1977.

On May 1977, “GRT” label released the debut, self-titled Prism album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Bruce Fairbairn and Rodney Higgs. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”.


  • Lindsay Mitchell– vocals, guitar
  • Ron Tabak– vocals
  • John Hall– keyboards
  • Ab Bryant– bass
  • Rodney Higgs– drums, keyboards
  • Tom Lavin– guitar, vocals
  • Bruce Fairbairn– horn
  • Tom Keenlyside– horn

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Vallance by the pseudonym Rodney Higgs, except where noted.

  1. Spaceship Superstar
  2. Open Soul Surgery – Rodney Higgs, H. Knight
  3. It’s Over
  4. Take Me to the Kaptin
  5. Vladivostok
  6. Amelia
  7. Freewill – Tom Lavin
  8. Julie
  9. I Ain’t Lookin’ Anymore – Lindsay Mitchell