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In April 1980.

In April 1980, “Columbia” label released “Middle Man”, the ninth Boz Scaggs album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Bill Schnee.

Personnel:

  • Boz Scaggs – guitars, vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Carlos Santana- guitar
  • Lenny Castro- percussion
  • David Foster- synthesizer, keyboards, string arrangements
  • Don Grolnick- piano, keyboards
  • Joe Vitale- drums
  • James Newton Howard- keyboards, clavinet
  • David Hungate- bass
  • Steve Lukather- guitars
  • Rick Marotta- drums
  • David Paich- organ, synthesizer, keyboards
  • Ray Parker, Jr.- guitars
  • John Pierce – bass
  • Adrian Tapia – saxophone
  • Bill Thedford – background vocals
  • Julia Tillman Waters – background vocals
  • Oren Waters- background vocals
  • Paulette Brown – background vocals
  • Rosemary Butler- background vocals
  • Chuck “Fingers” Irwin – background vocals
  • David Lasley- background vocals
  • Bill Champlin- background vocals
  • Charlotte Crossley – background vocals
  • Venetta Fields- background vocals
  • Sharon Redd- background vocals
  • Larry Fast, Michael Boddicker, Steve Porcaro- synthesizer programming

Track listing:

All tracks by David Foster and Boz Scaggs, except where noted.

  1. Jojo – David Foster, David Lasley, Boz Scaggs
  2. Breakdown Dead Ahead
  3. Simone
  4. You Can Have Me Anytime
  5. Middle Man
  6. Do Like You Do in New York – Boz Scaggs
  7. Angel You
  8. Isn’t It Time – Boz Scaggs
  9. You Got Some Imagination – Steve Lukather, Scaggs, Bill Schnee

 

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On December 7, 1984.

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On December 7, 1984, “Atlantic” label released “Agent Provocateur”, the fifth Foreigner studio album. It was recorded in 1984, and was produced by Mick Jones and Alex Sadkin. The album was certified Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 3 x Platinum in the U.S. by the “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Lou Gramm- lead vocals, percussion
  • Mick Jones- guitar, backing vocals, keyboards, synthesizers
  • Rick Wills- bass, backing vocals
  • Dennis Elliott- drums
  • Wally Badarou- analog and digital synthesizers
  • Tom Bailey– vocals
  • Brian Eddolls – synthesizer
  • Larry Fast– synthesizer
  • Don Harper- backing vocals
  • Jennifer Holliday- backing vocals
  • Dave Lebolt – synthesizer
  • Ian Lloyd- backing vocals
  • Bob Mayo- synthesizer, piano, backing vocals
  • New Jersey Mass Choir of the GMWA – backing vocals
  • Mark Rivera- saxophone, backing vocals
  • Jack Waldman– synthesizer
  • Thompson Twins- backing vocals
  • Josh Abbey, Larry Alexander, Joe Ferla, Frank Filipetti, Howie Lindeman – engineers
  • Assistant engineers: Bobby Cohen, Tim Crich, Scott Mabuchi
  • Original mastering: Ted Jensen
  • Art direction, design: Bob Defrin

Track listing:

  1. Tooth and Nail – Lou Gramm, Mick Jones
  2. That Was Yesterday – Lou Gramm, Mick Jones
  3. I Want to Know What Love Is – Mick Jones
  4. Growing Up the Hard Way – Lou Gramm, Mick Jones
  5. Reaction to Action – Mick Jones, Lou Gramm
  6. Stranger in My Own House – Mick Jones
  7. A Love in Vain – Mick Jones, Lou Gramm
  8. Down on Love – Mick Jones, Lou Gramm
  9. Two Different Worlds – Lou Gramm
  10. She’s Too Tough – Mick Jones, Lou Gramm

 

 

On June 2, 1978.

PG II

On June 2, 1978, “Charisma” label released the second self-titled album by Peter Gabriel. It was recorded November 1977 – February 1978, at “Relight Studios” in Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands, and was produced by Robert Fripp. The album cover was by Hipgnosis.

Personnel:

  • Peter Gabriel– vocals, organ, piano, synthesizer
  • Robert Fripp– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, Frippertronics
  • Sid McGinnis– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, steel guitar, mandolin, backing vocals
  • Larry Fast– synthesizer and treatments
  • Bayete– keyboards
  • Roy Bittan– keyboards
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar, Chapman stick, string bass, recorder arrangements, backing vocals
  • Jerry Marotta– drums, backing vocals
  • Tim Capello– saxophone
  • George Marge –recorders
  • John Tims – insects

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Gabriel, except where noted.

  1. On the Air
  2. I.Y.
  3. Mother of Violence – Peter Gabriel, Jill Gabriel
  4. A Wonderful Day in a One-Way World
  5. White Shadow
  6. Indigo
  7. Animal Magic
  8. Exposure – Peter Gabriel, Robert Fripp
  9. Flotsam and Jetsam
  10. Perspective
  11. Home Sweet Home

 

On May 23, 1980.

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On May 23, 1980, “Charisma” label released the third self-titled album by Peter Gabriel. It was recorded 1979–1980, at “Bath” and “Townhouse” in London, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite. The album is referred to as Melt owing to its cover photograph by Hipgnosis.

Personnel:

  • Peter Gabriel– lead vocals, backing vocals, piano, synthesizer, bass synthesizer, drum pattern, whistles
  • Kate Bush– backing vocals
  • Dave Gregory– guitar
  • Robert Fripp– guitar
  • David Rhodes– guitar, backing vocals
  • Paul Weller– guitar
  • Larry Fast– synthesizer, processing, bass synthesizer, bagpipes
  • John Giblin– bass
  • Tony Levin– Chapman stick
  • Jerry Marotta– drums, percussion
  • Phil Collins– drums, drum pattern, snare drum , surdo
  • Dick Morrissey– saxophone
  • Morris Pert– percussion
  • Dave Ferguson– screeches
  • Steve Lillywhite– whistles
  • Hugh Padgham- engineer; whistles

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Gabriel.

  1. Intruder
  2. No Self Control
  3. Start
  4. I Don’t Remember
  5. Family Snapshot
  6. And Through the Wire
  7. Games Without Frontiers
  8. Not One of Us
  9. Lead a Normal Life
  10. Biko

 

On February 25, 1977.

Peter Gabriel I

On February 25, 1977, “Charisma” label released “Peter Gabriel”, the first solo studio album by Peter Gabriel. The album was recorded from July 1976  to January 1977, at “The Soundstage” in Toronto, “Morgan Studios” and  “Olympic Studios” in  London, and was produced by Bob Ezrin. The album cover is by London artist Peter Christopherson. The album received the prize of the French “Académie Charles Cros”

Personnel:

  • Peter Gabriel– vocals, keyboards, flute, recorder
  • Robert Fripp– electric & classical guitars, banjo
  • Steve Hunter– guitars
  • Dick Wagner– backing vocals, guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass, tuba, leader of the Barbershop Quartet
  • Jozef Chirowski – keyboards
  • Larry Fast– synthesizer, programming
  • Allan Schwartzberg– drums
  • Jimmy Maelen– percussion, synthibam, bones
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Michael Gibbs– arrangement of orchestra

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Gabriel, except where noted.

  1. Moribund the Burgermeister
  2. Solsbury Hill
  3. Modern Love
  4. Excuse Me – Peter Gabriel and Martin Hall
  5. Humdrum
  6. Slowburn
  7. Waiting for the Big One
  8. Down the Dolce Vita
  9. Here Comes the Flood