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In September 1961.

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In September 1961, “Mercury” label released “Pre-Bird”, the 18th Charles Mingus album. It was recorded in May 1960, and was produced by Leonard Feather.

Personnel:

  • Charles Mingus – bass
  • Paul Bley – piano
  • Roland Hanna – piano
  • Gunther Schuller – conductor
  • Marcus Belgrave – trumpet
  • Ted Curson – trumpet
  • Clark Terry – trumpet
  • Hobart Dotson – trumpet
  • Richard Williams – trumpet
  • Robert Di Domenica – flute
  • Eric Dolphy – alto saxophone, flute
  • Booker Ervin – saxophone
  • Yusuf Lateef – saxophone, flute
  • John LaPorta – saxophone
  • Danny Bank – saxophone
  • Bill Barron – saxophone
  • Joe Farrell – saxophone
  • Eddie Bert – trombone
  • Slide Hampton – trombone
  • Jimmy Knepper – trombone
  • Charles “Majeed” Greenlee – trombone
  • George Scott – drums
  • Dannie Richmond – drums
  • Sticks Evans – drums
  • Max Roach – drums
  • Lorraine Cusson – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Charles Mingus, except where noted.

  1. Take the “A” Train – Billy Strayhorn / Exactly Like You – Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
  2. Prayer For Passive Resistance
  3. Eclipse
  4. Mingus Fingus No. 2
  5. Weird Nightmare
  6. Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me – Duke Ellington, Bob Russell / I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Henry Nemo, John Redmond
  7. Bemoanable Lady
  8. Half-Mast Inhibition

In July 1990.

In July 1990, “Mercury” label released “The Vegetarians of Love”, the second Bob Geldof studio album. It was recorded 1989 – 1990, at “Maison Rouge Studios” in London, and was produced by Rupert Hine.

Personnel:

  • Bob Geldof – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Phil Palmer – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Geoff Richardson – viola, electric and acoustic guitar, clarinet, saxophone, recorders, penny whistles, ukulele, assorted kitchen utensils
  • Rupert Hine – piano, keyboards, percussion, backing vocals
  • Steve Fletcher – piano, organ
  • Alan Dunn – accordion, organ
  • Pete Briquette – bass guitar, keyboard
  • Bob Loveday – violin, penny whistle, bass guitar
  • Gerry Moffet – electric guitar
  • Gordon Bonnar – guitar
  • David A. Stewart – guitar
  • Paul Carrack – organ
  • Geoff Dugmore – drums, percussion
  • Kevin Godley – backing vocals
  • Cameron Jenkins – saxophone
  • Stephen W Tayler – recording, mixing
  • Andrew Scarth – recording
  • Emmanuel Taylor – recording assistant
  • Cameron Jenkins – mixing
  • Arun Chakraverty – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Geldof, except where noted.

  1. A Gospel Song
  2. Love or Something – Bob Geldof, David A. Stewart
  3. The Great Song of Indifference
  4. Thinking Voyager 2 Type Things – Bob Geldof, Pete Briquette
  5. Big Romantic Stuff
  6. Crucified Me
  7. The Chains of Pain – Bob Geldof, Danny Mitchell
  8. A Rose at Night
  9. No Small Wonder – Bob Geldof, Danny Mitchell
  10. Walking Back to Happiness
  11. Let It Go
  12. The End of the World

On June 30, 1998.

On June 30, 1998, “Mercury” label released “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road”, the fifth Lucinda Williams studio album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Room and Board Studio” in Nashville, Tennessee, “Rumbo Studio” in Canoga Park, California, and was produced by Roy Bittan, Steve Earle, Ray Kennedy and Lucinda Williams. “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road: won a “Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album”, and was voted “The Best album of 1998” in The Village Voice’s annual “Pazz & Jop” critics poll.

Personnel:

  • Lucinda Williams – vocals, acoustic guitar, dobro guitar
  • Gurf Morlix – electric guitar, 12 string electric guitar, electric slide guitar, acoustic slide guitar, harmony vocal
  • Buddy Miller – acoustic guitar, mando guitar, electric guitar, harmony vocal
  • Ray Kennedy – 12 string electric guitar
  • Greg Leisz – 12 string electric guitar, mandolin
  • Charlie Sexton – electric guitar, dobro guitar
  • Steve Earle – acoustic guitar, harmonica, resonator guitar, harmony vocal
  • Johnny Lee Schell – electric guitar, electric slide guitar, dobro guitar
  • Bo Ramsey – electric guitar, slide guitar
  • Richard “Hombre” Price – dobro guitar
  • Roy Bittan – Hammond B3 organ, accordion, organ
  • Micheal Smotherman – B-3 organ
  • John Ciambotti – bass guitar, upright bass
  • Donald Lindley – drums, percussion
  • Jim Lauderdale – harmony vocal
  • Emmylou Harris – harmony vocal

Track listing:

All tracks by Lucinda Williams except where noted.

  1. Right in Time
  2. Car Wheels on a Grave Road
  3. 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
  4. Drunken Angel
  5. Concrete and Barbed Wine
  6. Lake Charles
  7. Can’t Let Go – Randy Weeks
  8. I Lost It
  9. Metal Firecrackers
  10. Greenville
  11. Still Looking for Your Kiss – Lucinda Williams, Duane Jarvis
  12. Joy
  13. Jackson

On April 3, 2001.

On April 3, 2001, “Mercury” label released “Snakecharmer” the eighth Sort Sol studio album. It was recorded in 2001, and was produced by Per Sunding, Steen Jørgensen, Tomas Ortved, Lars Top-Galia and Knud Odde.

Personnel:

  • Steen Jørgensen – vocals
  • Tomas Ortved – drums
  • Lars Top-Galia – lead guitar
  • Knud Odde – bass guitar
  • Henrik Lindstrand – arranging, conducting
  • Mathias Toksværd – turntables
  • Laust Sonne – additional drums, additional percussion
  • S. Andersson – saxophone
  • Jeppe Kaas – strings, horns
  • Stage – additional rhythm guitar, keyboard
  • Wili Jønsson – additional bass guitar, additional keyboard
  • Sissel – duet
  • Per Sunding – backing vocals
  • Mark Linn – backing vocals
  • Alex Nyborg Madsen – backing
  • Michael Ilbert – mixing
  • George Marino – mastering

Track listing:

  1. I’ll Take Care of You – Steen Jørgensen, Lars Top-Galia
  2. It’s Gonna Rain – Steen Jørgensen, Lars Top-Galia
  3. Brogue – Steen Jørgensen, Lars Top-Galia
  4. Rhinestone – Knut Odde
  5. Next Century – Steen Jørgensen,  Lars Top-Galia
  6. Elia Rising – Knut Odde
  7. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf – Knut Odde, Lars Top-Galia, Tomas Ortved
  8. Daddy Howard in Queens – Knut Odde, Tomas Ortved
  9. Nights in White Satin – Justin Hayward

On February 27, 2009.

On February 27, 2009, “Island” and “Mercury” labels released “No Line on the Horizon”, the twelfth U2 studio album. It was recorded March – December 2008, at “Riad El Yacout” in Fez, “Hanover Quay” in Dublin, “Platinum Sound” in New York City, “Olympic” in London, and was produced by Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, and Steve Lillywhite.

Personnel:

  • Bono – lead vocals, guitar
  • The Edge – guitar, piano, backing vocals
  • Adam Clayton – bass guitar
  • Larry Mullen Jr. – drums, percussion
  • Brian Eno – vocals, rhythm loop, programming, synthesizers
  • Daniel Lanois – vocals, guitar, mixing
  • Terry Lawless – additional piano, Fender Rhodes, keyboards
  • Sam O’Sullivan – percussion
  • Caroline Dale – cello
  • Cathy Thompson – violin
  • Louis Watkins – boy soprano
  • Richard Watkins – French horn
  • will.i.am – vocals, keyboards
  • Steve Lillywhite – mixing
  • Richard Rainey – engineering, mixing
  • Declan Gaffney – engineering, mixing
  • CJ Eiriksson – engineering, mixing
  • Carl Glanville – engineering, mixing
  • Tony Mangurian – engineering
  • Dave Emery – engineering
  • Florian Ammon – additional engineering
  • Cenzo Townshend – additional engineering, mixing
  • Chris Heaney – engineering assistance
  • Tom Hough – engineering assistance
  • Kevin “Kevo” Wilson – engineering assistance
  • Dave Clauss – engineering assistance
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Cheryl Engels – audio post production, coordination, quality control

Track listing:

All lyrics by Bono except where noted, all music as noted.

  1. No Line on the Horizon – Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr., Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois
  • Magnificent – lyrics by Bono, The Edge, music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr., Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois
  • Moment of Surrender – Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr., Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois
  • Unknown Caller – Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.
  • I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight – Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.
  • Get on Your Boots – Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.
  • Stand Up Comedy – Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.
  • Fez – Being Born – Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr., Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois
  • White as Snow – lyrics by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr., Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, music traditional, arranged by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr., Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois
  • Breathing – Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.
  • Cedars of Lebanon – Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr., Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois

On february 23, 1998.

On February 22, 1998, “Mercury” label released “Undiscovered Soul”, the second Richie Sambora studio album. It was recorded 1997 – 1998, at “Ocean Way Recording”, “Record One”, “Record Plant”, and “Voodoo Lounge”, and was produced by Don Was.

Personnel:

  • Richie Sambora – lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, handclaps, arranger
  • Don Was – bass, wurlitzer, handclaps
  • Pino Palladino – fretless bass
  • Mark Goldenberg – guitar, handclaps
  • Wayne Hood – guitar, strings arrangement
  • David Paich – electric piano, synthesizer
  • Greg Phillinganes – piano, background vocals
  • Chuck Leavell – piano, electric piano
  • Steven Tyler – harmonica
  • Rami Jaffee – Hammond b3 organ, accordion, handclaps
  • Billy Preston – Hammond b3 organ, background vocals
  • Robbie Buchanan – synthesizer
  • Jamie Muhoberac – synthesizer programming
  • James “Hutch” Hutchinson – background vocals, bass, handclaps
  • Kenny Aronoff – drums, percussion, handclaps
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Myrna Smith, Portia Griffin, Isabella Lento, Sweet Pea Atkinson, Harry Bowens, Hook – background vocals
  • Ed Cherney, Rail Jon Rogut, Bob Clearmountain – mixing
  • Chris McCann, Dan Chavkin, Greg Allen – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Richie Sambora and Richard Supa, except where noted.

  1. Made in America
  2. Hard Times Come Easy
  3. Fallen From Graceland – Richie Sambora, David Bryan, Richard Supa
  4. All That Really Matters
  5. You’re Not Alone – Richie Sambora, Thomas Marolda
  6. In It For Love
  7. Chained – Richie Sambora, Thomas Marolda, Ernie White
  8. Harlem Rain
  9. Who I Am – Richie Sambora, David Bryan, Richard Supa
  10. Downside of Love – Richie Sambora, David Bryan, Richard Supa

In December 1959.

In December 1959, “Mercury” label released “The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones”, the sixth Quincy Jones album. It was recorded in November 1959, at “Fine Recording” in New York City, and was produced by Qunicy Jones.

Personnel:

  • Quincy Jones – conductor
  • Art Farmer, Lennie Johnson, Jimmy Maxwell, Lee Morgan, Ernie Royal, Nick Travis – trumpet
  • Billy Byers, Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Frank Rehak – trombone
  • Julius Watkins – French horn
  • Porter Kilbert, Phil Woods – alto saxophone
  • Budd Johnson – tenor saxophone
  • Jerome Richardson – tenor saxophone, flute, piccolo
  • Sahib Shihab – baritone saxophone
  • Patti Bown – piano
  • Les Spann – guitar, flute
  • Buddy Jones, Buddy Catlett – bass
  • Don Lamond – drums
  • Ralph Burns, Al Cohn, Bill Potts, Ernie Wilkins – arranger

Track listing:

  1. Lester Leaps In – Lester Young
  2. Ghana – Ernie Wilkins
  3. Caravan – Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills
  4. Everybody’s Blues – Ernie Wilkins
  5. Cherokee (Indian Love Song) – Ray Noble
  6. Air Mail Special – Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian, Jimmy Mundy
  7. They Say It’s Wonderful – Irving Berlin
  8. Chant of the Weed – Don Redman
  9. I Never Has Seen Snow – Harold Arlen, Truman Capote
  10. Eesom – Bill Potts

On November 10, 1980.

On November 10, 1980, “Mercury” label released “As One”, the eleventh Bar Kays album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Ardent Recording Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Allen Jones.

Personnel:

  • Larry Dodson – vocals
  • Winston Stewart – keyboards
  • Lloyd Smith – guitar
  • James Alexander – bass
  • Mike Beard – drums
  • Charles “Scoops” Allen – trumpet
  • Harvey Henderson – saxophone
  • Frank Thompson – trombone

Track listing:

  1. As One
  2. Say It Through Love
  3. Body Fever
  4. Work It Out
  5. Boogie Body Land
  6. Take The Time To Love Somebody
  7. Open Your Heart
  8. Deliver Us

On November 9, 1984.

On November 9, 1984, “Mercury” label released “Fried”, the second Julian Cope studio album. It was recorded in 1984, and was produced by Steve Lovell.

Personnel:

  • Julian Cope – vocals, bass guitar, rhythm guitar, piano, organ
  • Steve Lovell – electric guitar, recorder solo
  • Donald Ross Skinner – slide and electric guitar
  • Chris Whitten – drums
  • Steve “Brother Johnno” Johnson – electric guitar
  • Kate St. John – oboe
  • David Carter – tuba
  • Paul King – production supervisor
  • Paul “Chas” Watkins – recording engineer
  • P. St. John Nettleton – art direction, design
  • Donato Cinicolo – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Julian Cope.

  1. Reynard the Fox
  2. Bill Drummond Said
  3. Laughing Boy
  4. Me Singing
  5. Sunspots
  6. The Bloody Assizes
  7. Search Party
  8. O King of Chaos
  9. Holy Love
  10. Torpedo

On October 3, 1978.

On October 3, 1978, “Mercury” label released “Jerry Lee Keeps Rockin’”, the 34th Jerry Lee Lewis studio album. It was recorded 1977 – 1978, in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Jerry Kennedy.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Lee Lewis – lead vocals
  • Janie Fricke, Ginger Holladay, Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires, Bergen White, Trish Williams – background vocals
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins – piano
  • Jimmy Capps, Johnny Christopher, Ray Edenton, Duke Faglier, Jerry Kennedy, Grady Martin, Jerry Shook, Pete Wade, Chip Young – guitar
  • Pete Drake, Weldon Myrick – steel guitar
  • Harold Bradley – six-string bass guitar 
  • Bob Moore – upright bass
  • Mike Leech – bass
  • Jerry Carrigan, Buddy Harman – drums
  • Kenny Lovelace – fiddle
  • George Binkley III, Marvin Chantry, Carl Gorodetzky, Lennie Haight, Sheldon Kurland, Christian Teal, Samuel Terranova, Stephanie Woolf – strings
  • Bergen White – strings arrangements

Track listing:

  1. I’ll Find It Where I Can – Michael Clark, Zack Van Arsdale
  2. Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes – Slim Willet
  3. Sweet Little Sixteen – Chuck Berry
  4. Last Cheaters Waltz – Sonny Throckmorton
  5. Wild and Wooly Ways – Bob Morrison, Alan Rush
  6. Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
  7. I Hate You – Leroy Daniels, Dan Penn
  8. Arkansas Seesaw – Michael Bacon, Thomas Cain
  9. Lucille – Albert Collins, Richard Penniman
  10. Pee Wee’s Place – Duke Faglier
  11. Before the Night Is Over – Ben Peters