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In June 1988.

In June 1988, “Virgin” label released “Provision”, the third Scritti Politti album. It recorded 1987–1988 at “Minot Sound” in Atlantic, “Hit Factory”, “Right Track”, “Sorcerer Sound” in New York; “Britannia Row”, “AIR, Townhouse”, “Sarm West”, “Swan Yard” in London, and was produced by Green Gartside, David Gamson and John Potoker.

Personnel:

  • Green Gartside– vocals
  • David Gamson– Yamaha DX7, Yamaha TX816, Yamaha QX1, Oberheim Matrix 12, Sequential Circuits Prophet VS, Roland MKS-80, Roland MKS 50, Synclavier
  • Fred Maher– drums, Oberheim DMX, LinnDrum
  • Miles Davis– trumpet
  • Bashiri Johnson– percussion
  • Chris Botti– trumpet
  • Dann Huff– guitar
  • John Mahoney – Synclavier
  • Joe Mennonna – saxophones
  • Jason Miles – keyboard programming
  • Marcus Miller– bass
  • Nick Moroch – guitar
  • Raymond Niznik – Synclavier
  • Kent Smith – horn
  • Andy Snitzer – saxophones
  • Roger Troutman– talk box
  • Mitch Corn – horn
  • Mark Stevens, B.J. Nelson, Fonzi Thornton, Tawatha Agee, Rory Dodd, Diva Gray, Yogi Lee, Eric Troyer– background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Green Gartside and David Gamson; except where noted.

  1. Boom! There She Was
  2. Overnite
  3. First Boy in This Town (Lovesick)
  4. All That We Are
  5. Best Thing Ever – Green Gartside, David Gamson, John Potoker
  6. Oh Patti (Don’t Feel Sorry for Loverboy)
  7. Bam Salute
  8. Sugar and Spice
  9. Philosophy Now
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In May 1985.

In May 1985, “A&M” label released the debut, self-titled Suzanne Vega album. It was recorded January-March 1985, at “Celestial Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Steve Addabbo, Lenny Kaye and Steven Miller.

In 1989, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Suzanne Vega” at number 80 on its list of the “100 Best Albums of the Eighties”.

Personnel:

  • Suzanne Vega– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Steve Addabbo— background vocals, synclavier guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Darol Anger– electric violin
  • Frank Christian– acoustic guitar, electric slide guitar
  • Paul Dugan – bass, vertical bass
  • Sue Evans– drums, percussion
  • Jon Gordon– electric guitar
  • Peter Gordon– string arrangement
  • Frank Gravis – bass
  • Shem Guibbory – violin
  • Mark Isham– synthesizers
  • John Mahoney – synclavierprogramming
  • Maxine Neuman – cello
  • P. Roth – synthesizers, piano, organ
  • Roger Squitero – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Suzanne Vega.

  1. Cracking
  2. Freeze Tag
  3. Marlene on the Wall
  4. Small Blue Thing
  5. Straight Lines
  6. Undertow
  7. Some Journey
  8. The Queen and the Soldier
  9. Knight Moves
  10. Neighborhood Girls

On October 17, 1989.

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On October 17, 1989, “Columbia” label released “Storm Front”, the eleventh Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded 1988 – 1989, at “The Hit Factory”; “Times Square Studio”;  “Right Track Recording”; The Power Station” in New York, and “The Warehouse Studio” in Vancouver, British Columbia, and was produced by Billy Joel and Mick Jones. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 4 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Billy Joel: vocals, acoustic piano,clavinet, accordion, Hammond organ, harpsichord, synthesizers, guitars, percussion
  • Liberty DeVitto: drums, percussion
  • David Brown: lead guitar, Midi guitar solo onStorm Front
  • Joey Hunting: rhythm guitar
  • Crystal Taliefero: percussion
  • Schuyler Deale: bass guitar
  • Jeff Jacobs: synthesizers, horn arrangements
  • Don Brooks: harmonica
  • Mick Jones: guitar
  • John Mahoney: keyboards, keyboard programming
  • Sammy Merendino: electronic percussion
  • Kevin Jones: keyboard programming
  • Doug Kleeger: sounds effects
  • Dominic Cortese: accordion
  • Itzhak Perlman: violin
  • Lenny Pickett: saxophone
  • Andrew Love,Wayne Jackson: The Memphis Horns
  • Bill Zampino: choral arrangement
  • Chuck Arnold: choral leader
  • Arif Mardin: orchestral arrangement
  • Background vocals:Billy Joel, Mick Jones, Richard Marx, Crystal Taliefero, Jeff Jacobs, Patricia Darcy-Jones, Frank Floyd, Brian Ruggles, Joe Lynn Turner, Ian Lloyd, Brenda White King, Curtis King
  • Mixed byTom Lord-Alge and Jay Healy
  • Engineered by Dana Becker, Tim Crich, Jay Healy, Suzanne Hollander, Joe Pirrera and Gary Solomon
  • Mastered byTed Jensen

Track lsiting:

All tracks by Billy Joel.

  1. That’s Not Her Style
  2. We Didn’t Start the Fire
  3. The Downeaster ‘Alexa’
  4. I Go to Extremes
  5. Shameless
  6. Storm Front
  7. Leningrad
  8. State of Grace
  9. When in Rome
  10. And So It Goes