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In April 1981.

In April 1981, “Epic” label released “Bad for Good”, the first Jim Steinman album. It was recorded August 1980-March 1981, and was produced by John Jansen, Todd Rundgren, Jim Steinman and Jimmy Iovine.

Personnel:

  • Jim Steinman– lead vocals, keyboards, spoken word
  • Rory Dodd– lead vocals; backing vocals
  • Karla DeVito– lead vocals
  • Todd Rundgren– guitars, backing vocals
  • Davey Johnstone– guitars; mandolin
  • Kasim Sulton– bass; backing vocals
  • Steve Buslowe– bass
  • Neil Jason– bass
  • Roy Bittan– piano
  • Steven Margoshes– piano, conductor, string arrangement
  • Roger Powell– synthesizer
  • Larry “Synergy” Fast– synthesizer
  • Max Weinberg– drums
  • Allan Schwartzberg– drums
  • Joe Stefko– drums
  • Jimmy Maelen– percussion
  • Alan Rubin– trumpet
  • Tom Malone– horn arrangements, trombone
  • Lew Del Gatto– baritone sax
  • Lou Marini– tenor sax
  • Ellen Foley– backing vocals
  • Eric Troyer– backing vocals
  • Will Malone– string arrangement
  • Charles Calello– conductor
  • Tom Edmonds, John Jansen, Todd Rundgren, Gray Russell, Shelly Yakus – engineers
  • John Jansen – mixing
  • Greg Calbi, Ted Jensen, George Marino – mastering
  • Gray Russell – production coordination
  • Roy Bittan, Todd Rundgren, Jim Steinman – arrangers
  • John Berg – art direction
  • Jim Steinman – cover art concept
  • Richard Corben – cover art
  • Don Hunstein – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Steinman.

  1. Bad for Good
  2. Lost Boys and Golden Girls
  3. Love and Death and an American Guitar
  4. Stark Raving Love
  5. Out of the Frying Pan (And into the Fire)
  6. Surf’s Up
  7. Dance in My Pants
  8. Left in the Dark
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In April 1981.

In April 1981, “Jugoton” label released “Sunčana strana ulice” (The Sunny Side of the Street), the second Azra studio album. It was recorded in February-March 1981, at “Studio JM” in Zagreb, Croatia, and was produced by Branimir Štulić.

Personnel:

  • Branimir Štulić- vocal, guitar
  • Mišo Hrnjak – bass guitar, vocals
  • Boris Leiner – drums, vocal
  • Miroslav Sedak Benčić – saxophone
  • Nikola Santro – trombone
  • Mladen Juričić – accordion
  • Franjo Vlahović – trumpet, trombone
  • Janko Mlinarić – engineer
  • Davor Mindoljević – photography
  • Jasmin Krpan – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Branimir Štulić.

  1. 041
  2. Užas je moja furka
  3. Fa-Fa-Fa
  4. Kipo
  5. Ne reci mi dvaput
  6. Provedimo vikend zajedno
  7. Kurvini sinovi
  8. Bankrot mama
  9. Pametni i knjiški ljudi
  10. Kad Miki kaže da se boji
  11. .. i to je Amerika
  12. Daleko od istine
  13. Poljska u mome srcu
  14. Suzi F. (Kada vidim Beč)
  15. Između nas
  16. Nemoj po glavi D.P.
  17. Gospodar samoće
  18. Poljubi me …
  19. Karta za sreću
  20. Uvijek ista priča
  21. Sunčana strana ulice
  22. Grad bez ljubavi
  23. Nedjelja popodne
  24. Odlazak u noć

In April 1977.

In April 1977, “Island” label released “Izitso”, the tenth Cat Stevens studio album. It was recorded September 1976 – March 1977, at “Muscle Shoals Sound Studio” in Sheffield, Alabama;“Sound 80 Studios” in Minneapolis; “Ardent Studios” in  Memphis, Tennessee; “Le Studio”, “Morin Heights” in Quebec, Canada;  “Sweet Silence Studios” in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was produced by Cat Stevens
and David Kershenbaum.

Personnel:

  • Cat Stevens– electric and acoustic guitars, steel guitar, guitar synthesizer, bouzouki, keyboards, piano, celesta, harpsichord, Wurlitzer electric piano, Fender Rhodes, Polymoog, Moog synthesizer, Minimoog, ARP String Synthesizer, ARP 2600, Yamaha CS-80, Yamaha GX-1, Yamaha  EA5R  electronic organ, music sequencer,[5] drums, percussion, harmonica,  brass,  arrangements, vocals, programming, illustrations, cover design
  • Jean Roussel– Hammond organ, piano, organ, synthesizer, ARP String Synthesizer, Yamaha CS-80, keyboards, flute, glockenspiel, vibraphone, string instruments, brass instruments, arrangements
  • David Campbell– string and brass arrangements
  • Chick Corea– electric piano, keyboards
  • Barry Beckett– piano, electric piano, organ, keyboards
  • Tim Henson– acoustic piano, piano, organ, keyboards
  • Little Brother Montgomery– ARP 2600
  • Broderick Smith– harmonica
  • Marjorie Lagerwall– harp
  • Ray Gomez– guitar
  • Pete Carr– electric and acoustic guitar, steel guitar, ovation guitar, Epiphone Casino, guitar synthesizer, bouzouki
  • Jim Johnson– rhythm guitar
  • Weldon Myrick– steel guitar
  • Reggie Young– electric guitar
  • Bruce Lynch– double bass, electbass, bass synthesizer
  • David Hood– double bass, bass, bass synthesizer
  • Andy Newmark– drums, percussion
  • Bill Berg– drums, percussion
  • Barry Morgan– drums, percussion
  • Roger Hawkins– drums, percussion
  • Elkie Brooks– vocals on
  • Suzanne Lynch– backing vocals
  • Carla Benson– backing vocals
  • Evette Benton– backing vocals
  • Barbara Ingram– backing vocals
  • Gene Page– string instruments, brass instruments, arrangements
  • Engineers – Harvey Goldberg, Mike Stavros, Ian Boughey, Nigel Walker, Flemming Rasmussen, Tom Jung, Paul Martinson, Nick Blagona, Mike Ross, Freddy Hansson, Steve Brandon, Jerry Masters, Gene Eichelberger, Dee Robb, John Kelly, Ken Frieson
  • Mastering – Ted Jensen, Bernie Grundman
  • Mixing – Claude Dupras
  • Design – Mathieu Bitton
  • Programming – Cat Stevens, Claude Dupras
  • Supervisor – Bill Levenson
  • Cover Designs – Eckford Stimpson
  • Photography – Moshe Brakha
  • Coordinator – Beth Stempel

Track listing:

All tracks by Cat Stevens, except where noted.

  1. (Remember the Days of the) Old Schoolyard
  2. Life
  3. Killin’ Time
  4. Kypros
  5. Bonfire
  6. (I Never Wanted) To Be a Star
  7. Crazy
  8. Sweet Jamaica
  9. Was Dog a Doughnut?- Cat Stevens, Bruce Lynch, Jean Roussel
  10. Child for a Day – Paul Travis, David Gordon

In April 1975.

In April 1975, “CBS” label released the debut, self-titled Ian Hunter solo album. It was recorded January–March 1975 at “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson.

Personnel:

  • Ian Hunter: vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, percussion, backing vocals
  • Mick Ronson: lead guitar, organ, mellotron, mouth organ, bass guitar
  • Geoff Appleby: bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Dennis Elliott: drums, percussion
  • Pete Arnesen: piano
  • John Gustafson: bass guitar
  • Bill Price- engineer
  • Roslav Szaybo – design concept
  • Martin Springett – illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Hunter except where noted.

  1. Once Bitten, Twice Shy
  2. Who Do You Love
  3. Lounge Lizard
  4. Boy – Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson
  5. 3,000 Miles from Here
  6. The Truth, the Whole Truth, Nuthin’ but the Truth
  7. It Ain’t Easy When You Fall/Shades Off
  8. I Get So Excited

 

In April 1974.

In April 1974, “MGM” label released “Carolina County Ball”, the second Elf album. It was recorded January-March, at “The Manor Studio” and was produced by Roger Glover.

Personnel:

  • Ronnie James Dio: lead vocals
  • Steve Edwards: guitar
  • Mickey Lee Soule: keyboards
  • Craig Gruber: bass
  • Gary Driscoll: drums
  • Helen Chappell, Liza Strike, & Barry St. John: backing vocals
  • String arrangements: Roger Glover
  • Strings: Mountain Fjord, M.D., & Martyn Ford
  • Ray Swinfield: clarinet
  • Chris Pyne: trombone
  • Henry Lowther: trumpet
  • The Manor Chorus: vocals
  • Simon Heyworth: recording engineer
  • Lou (Conway) Austin: recording engineer
  • Fin Costello: photographer

Track listing:

All tracks written by Ronnie James Dio and Mickey Lee Soule.

  1. Carolina County Ball
  2. A. 59
  3. Ain’t It All Amusing
  4. Happy
  5. Annie New Orleans
  6. Rocking Chair Rock’n’Roll Blues
  7. Rainbow
  8. Do the Same Thing
  9. Blanche

In April 1974.

In April 1974, “Polydor” label released “Hamburger Concerto”, the fourth Focus studio album. It was recorded January-March 1974, at “Olympic Sound Studios” and was produced by Mike Vernon.The album title track is based on Variations on a Theme by Haydn by Johannes Brahms. “Delitae Musicae”,

Personnel:

  • Thijs van Leer– organ, flute, piano, harpsichord, moog, vocals
  • Jan Akkerman– guitar
  • Bert Ruiter– bass guitar
  • Colin Allen– drums

Track listing:

  1. Harem Scarem – Thijs van Leer
  2. La Cathedrale de Strasbourg – Thijs van Leer
  3. Birth – Jan Akkerman
  4. Hamburger Concerto
  • Starter – Thijs van Leer
  • Rare – Jan Akkerman
  • Medium I – Thijs van Leer
  • Medium II – Jan Akkerman
  • Well Done – Thijs van Leer
  • One for the Road – Jan Akkerman

 

In April 1972.

In April 1972, “RCA” label released “He Touched Me”, the seventeenth Elvis Presley studio album. It was recorded March–June 1971, and was produced by Felton Jarvis. The album won Presley his second “Grammy Award”. In July 1999 the album was certified Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley –arranger, guitar, vocals
  • Felton Jarvis– producer
  • The Imperials– vocals
  • David Briggs– organ, piano
  • James Burton– guitar
  • Kenny Buttrey– drums
  • Jerry Carrigan– drums
  • Joe Esposito – guitar
  • Charlie Hodge, Ginger Holladay, Mary Holladay – vocals
  • Millie Kirkham, Kathy Westmoreland – vocals
  • Charlie McCoy – piano, organ
  • Sonja Montgomery – vocals
  • Joe Moscheo – piano, organ
  • Al Pachuki – engineer
  • June Page, Temple Riser – vocals
  • Norbert Putnam – bass
  • Chip Young – guitar

Track listing:

  1. He Touched Me – William J.Gaither
  2. I’ve Got Confidence – Andrae Crouch
  3. Amazing Grace – John Newton; arranged and adapted byElvis Presley
  4. Seeing is Believing – Red West, Glen Spreen
  5. He Is My Everything – Dallas Frazier
  6. Bosom of Abraham – William Johnson, George McFadden, Ted Brooks
  7. An Evening Prayer – Maude Battersby, Charles Hutchison Gabriel
  8. Lead Me Guide Me – Doris Akers
  9. There Is No God But God – Bill Kenny
  10. A Thing Called Love – Jerry Reed
  11. I John – William Johnson, George McFadden, Ted Brooks
  12. Reach Out to Jesus – Ralph Carmichael