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On July 13, 1999.

On July 13, 1999, “Eagle” label released “Portraits of Bob Dylan”, the ninth Steve Howe album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Langley Studios” in Devon, England, “Dinemec Studios” in Geneva, Switzerland, “Mountain Studios” in Montreux, Switzerland, and was produced by Steve Howe.

Personnel:

  • Steve Howe – lead and backing vocals, guitar, pedal steel guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, piano, organ, keyboards
  • Dylan Howe– drums
  • Geoff Downes– keyboards
  • Anna Palm – violin
  • Nathalie Manser – cello
  • Jon Anderson– lead vocals
  • Annie Haslam– lead vocals
  • Max Bacon– lead vocals
  • P. Arnold– lead vocals
  • Dean Dyson – lead vocals
  • Keith West– lead vocals
  • Phoebe Snow– lead vocals
  • Allan Clark– lead vocals
  • Paul Sutin – engineer
  • Christophe Suchet – engineer
  • Dave Richards – engineer
  • Kris Fredriksson – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Dylan, except where noted.

  1. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
  2. Mama, you’ve Been on My Mind
  3. It’s All Over Now Baby Blue
  4. Going, Going, Gone
  5. Just Like a Woman
  6. Well, Well, Well – Bob Dylan, Danny O’Keefe
  7. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
  8. Lay Lady Lay
  9. One Too Many Mornings
  10. I Don’t Believe You
  11. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
  12. Buckets of Rain

 

On April 26, 1974.

On April 26, 1974, “Mooncrest” label released “Rampant”, the fifth Nazareth studio album. It was recorded in 1974, in Montreux, Switzerland, and was produced by Roger Glover and Manny Charlton.

Personnel:

  • Dan McCafferty- vocals, photography
  • Pete Agnew- bass guitar, guitar, background vocals, liner notes
  • Manny Charlton- guitars, photography
  • Darrell Sweet- drums, background vocals, liner notes, photography
  • Vicki Brown, Barry St. John, Liza Strike – background vocals
  • Jon Lord- synthesizer, piano
  • Richard Roy – assistant mastering engineer
  • Louie Austin – engineer
  • Mike Brown – remastering
  • Red Steel – revised notes
  • Mick Carpenter – project coordinator

Track listing:

All tracks by Pete Agnew, Manny Charlton, Dan McCafferty, Darrell Sweet except where noted.

  1. Silver Dollar Forger (Parts 1& 2)
  2. Glad When You’re Gone
  3. Loved and Lost
  4. Shanghai’d in Shanghai
  5. Jet Lag
  6. Light My Way
  7. Sunshine
  8. Shapes of Things – Jim McCarty, Keith Relf, Paul Samwell – Smith
  9. Space Safari – Pete Agnew, Manny Charlton, Dan McCafferty, Darrell Sweet

 

On June 28, 1985.

On June 28, 1985, “Albert Production” label released “Fly on the Wall”, the tenth AC/DC studio album. It was recorded October 1984–February 1985, at “Mountain Studios” in Montreux, Switzerland, and was produced by Angus Young and Malcolm Young. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Brian Johnson– lead vocals
  • Angus Young– lead guitar
  • Malcolm Young– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Cliff Williams– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Simon Wright– drums, percussion
  • Mark Dearnley – engineer
  • Bob Defrin – art director
  • Todd Schorr– cover illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Malcolm Young, Angus Young and Brian Johnson.

  1. Fly on the Wall
  2. Shake Your Foundations
  3. First Blood
  4. Danger
  5. Sink the Pink
  6. Playing With the Girls
  7. Stand Up
  8. Hell of High Water
  9. Back in Business
  10. Send for the Man

In November 1977.

In November 1977, “A&M” label released “Rick Wakeman’s Criminal Record”, the seventh Rick Wakeman studio album. It was recorded April – June 1977, at “Mountain Studios” in Montreux, Switzerland, and was produced by Rick Wakeman.

Personnel:

• Rick Wakeman – Steinway 9′ grand piano, Polymoog synthesiser, Hammond C3 organ, Birotron, Mander pipe organ at St. Martin’s church in Vevey, RMI computer keyboard, harpsichord, Fender Rhodes 88 electric piano, Hohner clavinet, Baldwin electric harpsichord, church organ, Minimoog synthesiser
• Chris Squire – bass guitar
• Alan White – drums
• Frank Ricotti – percussion
• Bill Oddie – vocals
• Ars Laeta Choir of Lausanne – choir
• Robert Mernoud – conductor
• John Timperley – engineer, mixing
• Dave Richards – assistant engineer, mixing
• Chuck Beeson – visual concept, design
• Roland Young – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Wakeman.

1. Statue of Justice
2. Crime of Passion
3. Chamber of Horrors
4. Birdman of Alcatraz
5. The Breathalyser
6. Judas Iscariot

On September 1, 1978.

On September 1, 1978, “EG” label released “The Bride Stripped Bare”, the fifth Bryan Ferry solo album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Mountain Studios” in Montreux, Switzerland, and was produced by Waddy Watchel, Rick Marotta, Simon Puxley, Steve Nye and Bryan Ferry.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry- lead vocals, piano, keyboards
  • Waddy Wachtel- lead guitar, slide guitar, backing vocals
  • Neil Hubbard- Guitar
  • Preston Heyman, Rick Marotta- drums
  • John Wetton- bass guitar
  • Herbie Flowers- string bass
  • Alan Spenner- Bass guitar
  • Ann Odell – organ, electric piano, string arrangements
  • Suzanne Ciani- synthesizers
  • Steve Nye- electric piano
  • Mel Collins- saxophone
  • Martin Drover – trumpet
  • Jimmy Douglass, Lew Hahn, Steve Nye – engineers
  • Dave Richards, Martin Pearson, Randy Mason – assistant engineers
  • Antony Price – design
  • John Swannell– photography
  • Ahmet Ertegün- counsel

Track listing:

  1. Sign of Times – Bryan Ferry
  2. Can’t Let Go – Bryan Ferry
  3. Hold On (I’m Coming) – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  4. The Same Old Blues – J. Cale
  5. When She Walks in the Room – Bryan Ferry
  6. Take Me to the River – Al Green, Mabon “Teenie” Hodges
  7. What Goes On – Lou Reed
  8. Carrickfergus – traditional, arranged by Bryan Ferry
  9. That’s How Strong My Love Is – Roosevelt Jamison
  10. This Island Earth – Bryan Ferry

On October 23, 1986.

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On October 23, 1986, “A&M” label released “Blah-Blah-Blah”, the seventh Iggy Pop studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Mountain Studios” in Montreux, Switzerland, and was produced by David Bowie and David Richards. The album was Iggy Pop and David Bowie last collaboration, and became the most commercially successful Iggy Pop’s album to date.

Personnel:

  • Iggy Pop– vocals
  • Kevin Armstrong– guitar, backing vocals
  • Erdal Kızılçay– synthesizer, bass, drums, string arrangements, backing vocals
  • Steve Jones– guitar solo
  • David Bowie- backing vocals.

Track listing:

All tracks by Iggy Pop and David Bowie except where noted.

  1. Real Wild Child (Wild One) – Johnny O’Keefe, Johnny Greenan, Dave Owens
  2. Baby, It Can’t Fall
  3. Shades
  4. Fire Girl – Iggy Pop, Steve Jones
  5. Isolation
  6. Cry for Love – Iggy Pop, Steve Jones
  7. Blah-Blah-Blah
  8. Hideaway
  9. Winners & Losers – Iggy Pop, Steve Jones

On July 15, 1977.

Yes-Going-For-the-One

On July 15, 1977, “Atlantic” label released “Going for the One”, the eighth Yes studio album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, at “Mountain Studios” in Montreux,  and was produced by Yes.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson– lead vocals, harp
  • Steve Howe– steel guitar, acoustic and electric guitars, vachalia, pedal steel guitar, vocals
  • Chris Squire– bass guitar, vocals
  • Rick Wakeman– piano, electric keyboards, church organ at Martin’s in Vevey, Polymoog synthesizer, choral arrangement
  • Alan White– drums, percussion, tuned percussion
  • Ars Laeta ofLausanne – choir
  • Richard Williams Singers – choir
  • John Timperley – recording engineer
  • David Richards– assistant recording engineer
  • Sean Davis – disc cutting
  • Paul Van Der Sonckheyd – disc cutting
  • George Hardie – graphics
  • Alex Grob – photography
  • Jaques Straessle – photography
  • Hipgnosis– sleeve design, photography
  • Roger Dean– band logo design
  • Brian Lane– executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Alan White, and Rick Wakeman.

  1. Going for the One – Jon Anderson
  2. Turn of the Century – Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Alan White
  3. Parallels – Chris Squire
  4. Wonderous Stories – Jon Anderson
  5. Awaken – Jone Anderson, Steve Howe

 

On June 2, 1986.

Queen_A_Kind_Of_Magic

On June 2, 1986, “EMI” label released “A Kind of Magic”, the twelfth Queen studio album. It was recorded September 1985 – April 1986, at “Musicland Studios” in Munich, “Mountain Studios” in Montreux and “Townhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, Roger Taylor,  Mack and David Richards. The album is based on the soundtrack of the movie “Highlander”, directed by Russell Mulcahy. In the 1994 edition of “The Guinness All Time Top 1000 Albums” the album was ranked at number 171 in its “All-time Greatest Rock and Pop Albums”.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Mercury- lead and backing vocals,  piano, synthesizers,  sampler
  • Brian May- lead and backing vocals, electric guitars, keyboards,  programming
  • Roger Taylor- drums, electronic drums, keyboards, backing vocals, programming
  • John Deacon- bass guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, sampler, programming
  • Spike Edney- keyboards
  • Joan Armatrading- vocals
  • Steve Gregory- alto saxophone
  • String section arranged and conducted by Lynton Naiff
  • National Philharmonic Orchestra arranged by Michael Kamen and Brian May and conducted by Michael Kamen
  • Roger Chiasson –album cover

Track listing:

  1. One Vision – Roger Taylor
  2. A Kind of Magic – Roger Taylor
  3. One Year of Love – John Deacon
  4. Pain is So Close to Pleasure – John Deacon, Freddie Mercury
  5. Friends Will Be Friends – John Deacon, Freddie Mercury
  6. Who Wants to Live Forever – Brian May
  7. Gimme the Prize (Kurgan’s Theme) – Brian May
  8. Don’t Lose Your Head – Brian May
  9. Princes of the Universe – Freddie Mercury

 

On May 22, 1989.

Tin-machine

On May 22, 1989, “EMI” label released the self-titled, debut Tin Machine album. It was recorded August 1988 – early 1989, at “Mountain Studios” in Montreux, and  “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, and was produced by David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels, Tony Sales, Hunt Sales and Tim Palmer.

Personnel:

  • David Bowie- lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Reeves Gabrels- lead guitar
  • Tony Sales- bass, backing vocals
  • Hunt Sales- drums, backing vocals
  • Kevin Armstrong- rhythm guitar, Hammond organ

Track listing:

  1. Heaven’s in Here – David Bowie
  2. Tin Machine – David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels, Hunt Sales, Tony Sales
  3. Prisoner of Love – David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels, Hunt Sales, Tony Sales
  4. Crack City – David Bowie
  5. I Can’t Read – David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels
  6. Under the God – David Bowie
  7. Amazing – David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels
  8. Working Class Hero – John Lennon
  9. Bus Stop – David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels
  10. Pretty Thing – David Bowie
  11. Video Crime – David Bowie, Hunt Sales, Tony Sales
  12. Baby Can Dance – David Bowie

On May 22, 1989.

Queen_The_Miracle

On May 22, 1989, “Parlaphone” label released “The Miracle”, the thirteenth Queen studio album. It was recorded January 1988 – January 1989, at “Olympic Studios” and “Townhouse Studios” in London, and “Mountain Studios” in Montreux, and was produced by Queen and David Richards. “The Miracle” was band’s last album to feature a band photo with all four original members on the front cover. The album was certified Gold in the US by the “RIIA’; Platinum in UK by “BPI”; Platinum in Germany, Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland and Ploand.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Mercury: lead and backing vocals,  piano,  keyboards,  synthesisers,  programming
  • Brian May: co-lead and backing vocals, electric and acoustic guitars,  keyboards, programming
  • Roger Taylor: lead and backing vocals, drums, electronic drums, electric guitar, keyboards, programming
  • John Deacon: bass guitar, electric guitar , keyboards
  • David Richards- keyboards, sampler, programming, engineering
  • Andrew Bradfield, John Brough, Angelique Cooper, Claude Frider, Andy Mason, Justin Shirley-Smith – assistant engineers
  • Kevin Metcalf, Gordon Vickary – mastering
  • Brian Zellis – computer programming
  • Richard Gray – album sleeve design
  • Simon Fowler – original photography

Track listing:

  1. Party – John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury
  2. Khashoggi’s Ship – John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor
  3. The Miracle – Freddie Mercury, John Deacon
  4. I Want it All – Brian May
  5. The Invisible Man – Roger Taylor
  6. Breakthru – Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor
  7. Rain Must Fall – John Deacon, Freddie Mercury
  8. Scandal – Brian May
  9. My Baby Does Me – Freddie Mercury, John Deacon
  10. Was It All Worth It – Freddie Mercury