On November 23, 1987, “Vertigo” label released “The Eternal Idol”, the thirteenth Black Sabbath studio album. It was recorded October 1986 – March 1987, at “Air Studios” in Montserrat, “Air Studios” and “Battery Studios” in London, and was produced by Jeff Glixman, Vic Coppersmith-Heaven and Chris Tsanqarides.
Tony Martin – lead vocals
Tony Iommi – guitar
Geoff Nicholls – keyboards
Bob Daisley – bass
Eric Singer drums
Ray Gillen – sinister laugh
Bev Bevan – percussion
Jeff Glixman – engineer
Vic Coppersmith-Heaven – engineer
Chris Tsangarides – engineer, mixing
All lyrics by Bob Daisley and Geoff Nicholls, all music by Tony Iommi.
On June 17, 1983, “A&M” label released “Synchronicity”, the fifth and final Police (The) studio album. It was recorded December 1982 – February 1983, at “Air” in Montserrat, “Le Studio” in Quebec, and was produced by Hugh Padgham, Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland.
Sting – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, upright bass, keyboards, drum machine, sequencer, saxophone, oboe
Andy Summers – lead and backing vocals, electric guitars, keyboards
Stewart Copeland – drums, marimba, percussion, backing vocals
On June 20, 1989, “Arista” label released the self – titled, debut and the only Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe album. It was recorded 1988 – 1989, at “La Frette Studios” in Paris, “AIR Studios” in Montserrat, British West Indies, “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Jon Anderson and Chris Kimsey.
Jon Anderson– lead vocals
Bill Bruford– Tama acoustic drums, Simmons SDX electronic drums
Rick Wakeman– keyboards
Steve Howe– guitars
Tony Levin– vocals, bass, Chapman stick
Matt Clifford – vocals, keyboards, programming, orchestration
Milton McDonald– rhythm guitar
The Oxford Circus Singers – Deborah Anderson, Tessa Niles, Carol Kenyon, Frank Dunnery
M.C. Singers – Jon, Matt, Chris
Emerald Isle Community Singers
In Seine Singers
Chris Kimsey– engineering
Chris Potter – engineering
Giles Sampic – engineering
Rupert Coulson – assistant engineering
George Cowen – assistant engineering
Steve Orchard – assistant engineering
“Texas” Joe Hammer – percussion programming
Chris Ranson – group technician
Michael Barbiero– mixing
Steve Thompson – mixing
George Cowan – assistant mixing
Olivier Bloch-Laine – assistant
Bob Ludwig– mastering
Roger Dean– artwork, painting, design
Martyn Dean – stage design consultant
All tracks by Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, and Bill Bruford, except where noted.
In April 1980, “Arista” label released “Growing Up in Public”, the tenth Lou Reed album. It was recorded in January 1980, at “Air Studios” in Montserrat, and was produced by Michael Fonfara and Lou Reed.
On November 21, 1983, “EMI” label released “Seven and the Ragged Tiger”, the third Duran Duran studio album. It was recorded May – June 1983, at “Air Studios” in Montserrat, and was produced by Alex Sadkin, Ian Little, Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor and Andy Taylor.
Simon Le Bon– lead vocals
Nick Rhodes– keyboards
Andy Taylor– guitars
John Taylor– bass guitar
Roger Taylor– drums
Andy Hamilton– soprano and tenor saxophone
Raphael DeJesus – percussion
Mark Kennedy– percussion
Michelle Cobbs – additional vocals
BJ Nelson – additional vocals
Malcolm Garrett- graphic design
Keith Breeden – illustration
All tracks by Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor and Andy Taylor
On October 2, 1981, “A&M” label released “Ghost in the Machine” the fourth Police (The) studio album. It was recorded January – September 1981, at “AIR Studios” in Montserrat and “Le Studio” in Quebec, and was produced by Sting, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland and Hugh Padgham. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Ghost in the Machine” at number 323 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album’s cover was ranked at No. 45 in “VH1’s” list of the “50 Greatest Album Covers”.
Sting– lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, double bass, keyboards, saxophone
Andy Summers– guitars, guitar synth, keyboards, backing vocals
Stewart Copeland– drums, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals
Jean Roussel– piano
Hugh Padgham– engineer
Ted Jensen– mastering
Dave Collins, Bob Ludwig– remastering
Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff, Mick Haggerty, Vartan – art direction
On August 29, 1989, “Rolling Stones” label released “Steel Wheels”, the 19th Rolling Stones (The) studio album. It was recorded March – June 1989, at “Air Studios” in Montserrat, and was produced by Chris Kimsey and The Glimmer Twins. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”. “Steel Wheels” was the last Bill Wyman’s full-length studio album with The Rolling Stones.
Mick Jagger– lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars; harmonica, percussion, keyboards
Keith Richards– lead and backing vocals, acoustic, classical and electric guitar, bicycle spokes
Ronnie Wood– acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar and acoustic bass, dobro, backing vocals
On May 30, 1983, “Geffen” label released “Too Low for Zero” the seventeenth Elton John album. It was recorded September 1982 – January 1983 at Montserrat, and was produced by Chris Thomas. The album was certified Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.
Elton John – lead and backing vocals, piano, keyboards
Davey Johnstone– guitars, backing vocals
Dee Murray– bass guitar, backing vocals
Nigel Olsson– drums, backing vocals
Ray Cooper– percussion
Stevie Wonder– harmonica
Skaila Kanga– harp
Kiki Dee– backing vocals
James Newton-Howard– string arrangements
All music by Elton John, except where noted, all lyrics by Bernie Taupin.
Cold as Christmas (In the Middle of the Year)
I’m Still Standing
Too Low for Zero
I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues – nusic by John, Davey Johnstone
On May 13, 1985, “Vertigo” label released “Brothers in Arms”, the fifth Dire Straits studio album. It was recorded November 1984 – March 1985, at “AIR Studios” in Montserrat, and was produced by Neil Dorfsman and Mark Knopfler. In 1986 “Brothers in Arms” won two “Grammy Awards”, and also won “Best British Album” at the 1987 “Brit Awards”. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Brothers in Arms” at number 351 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”. The album was ranked at number 51 on “Q” magazine list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever”. The album was certified 9 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”. It became the seventh best-selling album in UK chart history, and with total sale of more than thirty million copies worldwide, “Brothers in Arms” is one of the world’s best-selling albums ever.
On April 9, 1982, “The Rocket Record Company” released “Jump Up!”, the sixteenth Elton John album. It was recorded 1980; 1982 at “AIR Studios” in Montserrat, and “Pathe Marconi Studios” in France, and was produced by Chris Thomas.
Elton John– lead vocals and backing vocals, pianos, harpsichord
Pete Townshend– acoustic guitar on “Ball and Chain”
James Newton-Howard– synthesizers, electric piano
Dee Murray– bass guitar, backing vocals
Jeffrey Porcaro– drums, possible percussion
Richie Zito– guitars
Steven Holly –tambourine, synth drum
Gary Osborne– backing vocals
Stringsand brass arranged and conducted by James Newton-Howard
Brass andorchestra provided by Martin Fjord
Orchestra led by Gavin Wright
Recordedby Bill Price
Masteredby Greg Fulginiti
John Kalodner: A&R
All tracks by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, except where noted.