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In June 1978.

In June 1978, “Virgin” label released “Real Life”, the debut Magazine studio album. It was recorded March – April 1978, at “Virgin Mobile” and “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by John Leckie and Mick Glossop. The album artwork and mono print were by Linder. In 1986, “Sounds” magazine ranked “Real Life” at number 89 in its list “100 Best Albums of All Time”; in 2006, “Uncut” magazine ranked the album at number 37 on its list of the “100 Greatest Debut Albums”.

Personnel:

  • Howard Devoto– vocals
  • John McGeoch– guitar, saxophone
  • Barry Adamson– bass guitar
  • Dave Formula– keyboards
  • Martin Jackson– drums
  • John Leckie- engineer
  • Hayden Bendall – assistant engineer
  • Adrian Boot – photographs

Track listing:

All tracks by Howard Devoto.

  1. Definitive Gaze – Howard Devoto, John McGeoch
  2. My Tulpa – Howard Devoto, John McGeoch
  3. Shot by Both Sides – Howard Devoto, Pete Shelley
  4. Recoll – Howard Devoto, John McGeoch
  5. Burst – Howard Devoto
  6. Motorcade – Howard Devoto, Bob Dickinson
  7. The Great Beautician in the Sky – Howard Devoto, John McGeoch
  8. The Light Pours Out of Me – Howard Devoto, John McGeoch, Pete Shelley
  9. Parade – Barry Adamson, Dave Formula
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In June 1978.

In June 1978, “Elektra” label released “Living Room Suite”, the eighth Harry Chapin studio album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Secret Sound”, “The Sound Factory”,  “Record Plant” and  “Clover Studios” and was produced by Chuck Plotkin.

Personnel:

  • Harry Chapin – guitar, vocals
  • George Bohanon- trombone
  • David Burgen – harmonica
  • Stephen Chapin- keyboards
  • Tom Chapin- banjo, guitar
  • The Cowsills- vocals
  • Bob Cowsill – guitar
  • Dixie Hummingbirds- vocals
  • Howie Fields – drums, percussion
  • Chuck Findley- trumpet
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • Dennis Frick – bassoon
  • Richard Hyde- trombone
  • Neil Jason- bass
  • Jackie Kelso – baritone saxophone
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Andy Newmark- drums
  • Bill Payne- organ
  • Herbert Rhoad – vocals
  • Joe Russell – vocals
  • Kim Scholes – cello
  • Lou Volpe – guitar
  • Doug Walker – guitar
  • John Wallace- bass, vocals
  • Ernie Watts- clarinet, flute, oboe, saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Harry Chapin

  1. Dancing Boy
  2. If You Want to Feel
  3. Poor Damned Fool
  4. I Wonder What Would Happen to This World
  5. Jenny
  6. It Seems You Only Love Me When It Rains
  7. Why Do Little Girls
  8. Flowers Are Red
  9. Somebody Said

In June 1978.

In June 1978, “Ensign Records” label released “A Tonic for the Troops”, the second  Boomtown Rats album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange, Bob Geldof, Pete Briquette, Gerry Cott, Johnnie Fingers, Simon Crowe, Garry Roberts and Alan Holmes.

Personnel:

  • Bob Geldof– vocals
  • Pete Briquette– bass, vocals
  • Gerry Cott– guitar
  • Johnnie Fingers– keyboards, vocals
  • Simon Crowe– drums, vocals
  • Garry Roberts– guitar, vocals
  • Alan Holmes – saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Geldof except where noted.

  1. Like Clockwork – Bob Geldof, Pete Briquette, Simon Crowe
  2. Blind Date
  3. (I Never Loved) Eva Braun
  4. Living in an Island
  5. Don’t Believe What You Read
  6. She’s So Modern – Bob Geldof,Johnny Fingers
  7. Me and Howard Hughes
  8. Can’t Stop
  9. (Watch Out For) The Normal People
  10. Rat Trap

In June 1978.

In June 1978, “Chrysalis” label released “Obsession”, the seventh UFO studio  album. It was recorded 1977 – 1978 at “C.P. McGregors” in Los Angeles and “West 3rd Carrier Station” in Beverley Hills, with “The Record Plant Mobile”, and was produced by Ron Nevison.

Personnel:

  • Phil Mogg- vocals
  • Michael Schenker- lead guitar, recorder
  • Paul Raymond- rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Pete Way- bass
  • Andy Parker– drums
  • Mike Clink- assistant engineer
  • Alan McMillan – conductor, string arrangements, string conductor
  • Hipgnosis- cover art

Track listing:

  1. Only You Can Rock Me – Pete Way, Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg
  2. Pack It Up (And Go) – Pete Way, Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg
  3. Arbory Hill – Michael Schenker
  4. Ain’t No Baby – Phil Mogg, Paul Raymond
  5. Lookin’ Out for No. 1 – Phil Mogg, Paul Raymond
  6. Hot ‘n’ Ready – Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg
  7. Cherry – Pete Way, Phil Mogg
  8. You Don’t Fool Me – Paul Raymond, Andy Parker, Phil Mogg
  9. Lookin’ Out for No. 1″ (reprise) – Michael Schenker, Paul Raymond
  10. One More for the Rodeo – Pete Way, Phil Mogg
  11. Born to Lose – Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg, Paul Raymond

In June 1978.

In June 1978, “Columbia” label released “Nested”, the seventh Laura Nyro studio album. It was recorded in 1977 in Danbury, Connecticut, and was produced by Laura Nyro and Roscoe Harring.

Personnel:

  • Laura Nyro – vocals, electricand acoustic piano, church organ, guitar, strings
  • Will Lee- bass guitar
  • Andy Newmark- drums
  • Vinnie Cusano- guitar
  • John Tropea- guitar
  • Nydia “Liberty” Mata – percussion
  • John Sebastian- harmonica
  • Cyril Cianflone, Tony Levin – bass guitar
  • Felix Cavaliere- electric piano, organ
  • Dale Ashby, Frank Koenig – engineer
  • Adger W. Cowans – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Nyro.

  1. Blue (Song of Communications)
  2. Rhythm and Blues
  3. My Innocence
  4. Crazy Love
  5. American Dreamer
  6. Springblown
  7. The Sweet Sky
  8. Light
  9. Child in a Universe
  10. The Nest