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On November 17, 2014.

On November 17, 2014, “BMG Rights Management” label released “Avonmore”, the fifteenth Bryan Ferry studio album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by Bryan Ferry, Rhett Davies, Johnson Somerset, and Todd Terje.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry – vocals, keyboards
  • Johnny Marr, Nile Rodgers, Neil Hubbard, Oliver Thompson, Chris Spedding, David Williams, Steve Jones, Jacob Quistgaard – guitar
  • Colin Good – piano
  • Paul Beard – keyboards
  • Maceo Parker – alto saxophone
  • Iain Dixon, Robert Fowler, Richard White – saxophone
  • Marcus Miller, Guy Pratt, Flea, Neil Jason – bass
  • Tara Ferry, Andy Newmark, Cherisse Osei – drums
  • Cherisse Osei – percussion
  • Frank Ricotti – percussions
  • John Moody – oboe
  • Richard White – saxophone
  • Enrico Tomass –  trumpet
  • Fonzi Thornton, Laura Mann, Emily Panic, Hannah Khemoh, Jodie Scantlebury, Bobbie Gordon – backing vocals
  • Todd Terje –  programming, synth

Track listing:

All tracks by Bryan Ferry, except where noted.

  1. Loop De Li
  2. Midnight Train
  3. Soldier of Fortune – Brian Ferry, Johnny Marr
  4. Drivig Me Wild
  5. A Special Kind of Guy
  6. Avonmore – Bryan Ferry, Oliver Thompson
  7. Lost
  8. One Night Stand
  9. Send in the Clowns – Stephen Sondheim
  10. Johnny and Mary – Robert Palmer

On September 10, 1977.

On September 10, 1977, “Elektra” label released “Dance Band on the Titanic”, the seventh Harry Chapin studio album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977 and was produced by Harry Chapin.

Personnel:

  • Harry Chapin – vocals, guitar
  • Buzz Brauner – tenor saxophone
  • Barbara Carr– vocals
  • Stephen Chapin– vocals, piano
  • Tom Chapin– vocals, guitar, banjo
  • Harry DiVito – trombone
  • Howie Fields – drums
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Marsh Lynn Goldberg – vocals
  • Jeff Gross – vocals
  • Neil Jason– bass
  • Arthur Jenkins – percussion
  • Bernie Keising – bass, vocals
  • Mike Solomon – vocals
  • Chris Waite – percussion
  • Doug Walker – guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • John Wallace– bass, vocals
  • Art Krahulek – vocals
  • Barbara Lindquist – vocals
  • Theodore Marnel – vocals
  • Craig Mitchell – vocals
  • Nancy Newman – vocals
  • Ronald Palmer – guitar, vocals
  • John Quayle – vocals
  • Elliott Randall– guitar
  • Steve Randall – vocals
  • Donna D. Reilly – vocals
  • Kim Scholes – cello
  • Tim Scott – cello
  • Gus Skinas – programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Harry Chapin, except where noted.

  1. Dance Band on the Titanic
  2. Why Should People Stay the Same
  3. My Old Lady
  4. We Grew up a Little Bit
  5. Bluesman
  6. Country Dreams
  7. I Do It For You, Jane – Harry Chapin, Sandy Chapin
  8. I Wonder What Happened to Him
  9. Paint a Picture of Yourself – Michael
  10. Mismatch
  11. Mercenaries
  12. Manhood
  13. One Light in a Dark Valley (An Imitation Spiritual) – Kenneth Burke
  14. There Only Was One Choice

On July 29, 1986.

On July 29, 1986, “Family Productions” and “Columbia” labels released “The Bridge”, the tenth Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded 1985 – 1986, at “The Power Station”, “Chelsea Sound”, “RCA Studios”, in New York City and “Evergreen Studios”, in Burbank, California, and was produced by Phil Ramone. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Billy Joel– lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano, synthesizers, electric guitar, Fender Rhodes
  • Ray Charles– acoustic piano, lead vocals
  • David Brown – guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar
  • Russell Javors– guitar
  • Liberty DeVitto– drums, percussion
  • Doug Stegmeyer– bass guitar
  • Mark Rivera– tenor and alto saxophone
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer, orchestration
  • Jeff Bova– synthesizer, orchestration
  • Steve Winwood– Hammond B3 organ
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • John McCurry– guitar
  • Neil Stubenhaus– bass guitar
  • Ron Carter– acoustic bass
  • Neil Jason– bass guitar
  • Vinnie Colaiuta– drums
  • Jimmy Bralower – percussion
  • Eddie Daniels– alto saxophone
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone
  • Dave Bargeron– trombone
  • Marvin Stamm– trumpet
  • Alan Rubin– trumpet
  • Don Brooks– harmonica
  • Patrick Williams– arrangements
  • Philippe Saisse– orchestration
  • Peter Hewlett – backing vocals
  • Cyndi Lauper– harmony vocals
  • Joseph D’Ambrosio – production coordinator
  • Jim Boyer – engineer
  • Steve Boyer, David Dickson, Bradshaw Leigh, Fred Tenny – engineer assistant
  • Ricki Begin, Peter Bergren, Mark Betts, Steve Buller, Cary Butler, Gary Ciuzio, Ed Evans, Bruce Howell, Joe Lopes, Frank Rodriguez, Billy Rothschild, Joe Salvatto, Audrey Tanaka, Phil Vachon – technical support
  • Ted Jensen– mixing
  • Mark Larson – design
  • Brad Holland – cover painting
  • Patrick Demarchelier – photography
  • Larry Busacca, Phil Ramone, Charles Reilly – sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel, except where noted.

  1. Running on Ice
  2. This Is the Time
  3. A Matter of Trust
  4. Modern Woman
  5. Baby Grand
  6. Big Man on Mulberry Street
  7. Temptation
  8. Code of Silence – Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper
  9. Getting Closer

In June 1978.

In June 1978, “Elektra” label released “Living Room Suite”, the eighth Harry Chapin studio album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Secret Sound”, “The Sound Factory”,  “Record Plant” and  “Clover Studios” and was produced by Chuck Plotkin.

Personnel:

  • Harry Chapin – guitar, vocals
  • George Bohanon- trombone
  • David Burgen – harmonica
  • Stephen Chapin- keyboards
  • Tom Chapin- banjo, guitar
  • The Cowsills- vocals
  • Bob Cowsill – guitar
  • Dixie Hummingbirds- vocals
  • Howie Fields – drums, percussion
  • Chuck Findley- trumpet
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • Dennis Frick – bassoon
  • Richard Hyde- trombone
  • Neil Jason- bass
  • Jackie Kelso – baritone saxophone
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Andy Newmark- drums
  • Bill Payne- organ
  • Herbert Rhoad – vocals
  • Joe Russell – vocals
  • Kim Scholes – cello
  • Lou Volpe – guitar
  • Doug Walker – guitar
  • John Wallace- bass, vocals
  • Ernie Watts- clarinet, flute, oboe, saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Harry Chapin

  1. Dancing Boy
  2. If You Want to Feel
  3. Poor Damned Fool
  4. I Wonder What Would Happen to This World
  5. Jenny
  6. It Seems You Only Love Me When It Rains
  7. Why Do Little Girls
  8. Flowers Are Red
  9. Somebody Said

In May 1984.

In May 1984, “London” label released “Mange Tout”, the second Blancmange album. It was recorded August-November 1983, at “Marcus Music”, “Sarm East” and “Island Studios” in London and “Sigma Sound” in New York City, and was produced by John Luongo, Peter Collins, John Owen Williams, Neil Arthur and Stephen Luscombe.

Personnel:

  • Neil Arthur- voice, drums, clarinet
  • Stephen Luscombe- electric keyboards, piano, trumpet
  • Pandit Dinesh- tabla, mada, percussion
  • Deepak Khazanchi -sitar
  • Bobby Collins -bass guitar
  • David Rhodes, Malcolm Ross- guitars
  • Blair Cunningham -Hi-Hat
  • The Uptown Horns -horns
  • Deepak Khazanchi –santoor
  • Valerie Ponomoren -trumpet solo
  • Neil Jason, David McClymont – bass guitar
  • Bashira Johnson -percussion
  • Dolette McDonald, Brenda Jay Nelson, Jocelyn Brown, Tawaitha Agee, Brenda White, Vernice, Michelle Cobbs, Janice Pendarvis- background voices
  • Gavyn Wright, Roy Gillard -violins
  • Garf Jackson -viola
  • Nigel Warren Green -cello
  • Andy Findon -flute
  • Bashira Johnson -bells, percussion
  • Jerry Marotta – percussion
  • Tawaitha Agee, Brenda White, Vernice – background vocals
  • Joe Mosello – trumpet
  • Vinnie Della-Rocca, Jim Clouse -saxophones
  • Keith O’Quinn, Jack Gale -trombone
  • James Biondolillo -maestro
  • Arranged by Linton Naiff
  • Remixed by Dennis Weinrich, John Owen Williams
  • Engineered by Jay Mark, Richard Digby-Smith, Julian Mendlesohn, James Docherty, Michael Hutchinson, John Potaka
  • Assisted by Femi Jiya, Matthew Wallis, Steve Street, Linda Randazzo, Jimmy Santis, Elisa Gura, Melanie West, Glenn Rosenstein
  • Atkins & Marcx, Town & Country Planning – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Arthur and Stephen Luscombe, except where noted.

  1. Don’t Tell Me
  2. Game Above My Head
  3. Blind Vision
  4. Time Became The Tide
  5. That’s Love, That It Is
  6. Murder
  7. See the Train
  8. All Things Are Nice
  9. My Baby
  10. The Day Before You Came – Andersson, Ulvaeus

 

 

In April 1987.

In April 1987, “A&M” label released “Will Power”, the ninth Joe Jackson album. It was recorded in 1987, and was produced by Joe Jackson. “Will Power” was Jackson’s first experiment with classical music.

Personnel:

  • Joe Jackson – orchestration, arrangements,  mixing
  • Ed Roynesdal – Kurzweil K250 synthesizer, electric piano
  • Gary Burke – drums
  • Pat Rebillot- piano
  • Vinnie Zummo – guitar
  • Anthony Jackson- bass guitar
  • Neil Jason- bass guitar
  • Tony Aiello – soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, clarinet
  • Chris Hunter – alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Steve Slagle- soprano saxophone
  • Michael Parloff, Laura Conwesser, Andrew Lolya – flute, piccolo
  • Susan Trainer – piccolo
  • Roger Rosenberg, Ray Beckstein, Charles Russo, Dave Tofani- clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Henry Shuman – oboe
  • John Campo – bassoon
  • Paul Ingraham, Jerry Peel, Pohn Clark, Donal Corrado – French horns
  • Michael Morreale, Mel Davis- trumpets
  • Dave Taylor, Tom Malone- trombones
  • Sue Evans, Dave Carey, David Freidman – percussion
  • David Nadien- concertmaster, violins
  • Charles Libove, Barry Finclair, John Pintavalle, Jan Mullen, Marti Sweet, Arnold Eidus, Richard Sortomme, Matthew Raimondi, Marin Alsop, Gerald Tarack, Regis Iandorio, Joseph Rabushka, Lew Eley, Jean Ingraham, Marilyn Wright, Masako Yanagita, Al Rogers, Louanne Montesi, Richard Henrickson, David Davis – violins
  • Lamar Alsop, Ted Isreal, Maureen Gallagher, Carol Landon, Julian Barber, Harry Zaratzian, Sol Greitzer, Sue Pray, Jean Dane – violas
  • Charles McCracken, Richard Locker, Warren Lash, Seymour Barab, Jacqueline Mullen, Fred Zlotkin, Jean Leblanc, Diane Barrere, Alla Goldberg – cellos
  • Homer Mensch, John Miller, John Beal, Joe Tamosaitis – double bass
  • Andrew Zurcher – vocals
  • Paul Goodman, Michael Frondelli and Dennis Ferrante – recording engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Jackson.

  1. No Pasaran
  2. Solitude
  3. Will Power
  4. Nocturne
  5. Symphony in One Movement

 

 

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

On November 23, 1979.

mike-oldfield-platinum

On November 23, 1979, “Virgin” label released “Platinum”, the fifth Mike Oldfield album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Blue Rock”, “Electric Lady” in the US; and “Througham”,  “Denham”, and “The Manor” in UK, and was produced by Tom Newman.

Personnel:

  • Mike Oldfield– acoustic guitars, electric guitars, marimba, piano, synthesizers, vibraphone and vocals
  • Francisco Centeno – bass guitar
  • Sally Cooper – tubular bells
  • Demelza – congas
  • Neil Jason– bass
  • Peter Lemer– keyboards
  • Pierre Moerlen– drums and vibraphone
  • Morris Pert– drums
  • Nico Ramsden – keyboards
  • Wendy Roberts – vocals
  • Hansford Rowe– bass
  • Allan Schwartzberg– drums
  • David Bedford– vocal arrangement
  • Peter Gordon – hornarrangement
  • Michael Riesman– horn arrangement
  • Kurt Munkacsi – engineer
  • Tom Newman- engineer
  • Richard Manwaring – assistant engineer
  • Renate Blauel– assistant engineer

Track listing:

  1. Platinum Part One: Airborne
  2. Platinum Part Two: Platinum
  3. Platinum Part Three: Charleston
  4. Platinum Part Four: North Star/Platinum Finale
  5. Woodhenge
  6. Into Wonderland
  7. Punkadiddle
  8. I Got Rhythm

On August 25, 1986.

Press_to_Play

On August 25, 1986, “Parlaphone” label released “Press to Play”, the sixth Paul McCartney studio album. It was recorded March–May 1985, at McCartney’s “Sussex studios” and October–December 1985 at McCartney’s Scottish studios, and was produced by Paul McCartney, Hugh Padgham and Phil Ramone. The album cover’s photograph was taken by George Hurrell, using the same box camera that he used in Hollywood in the 1930s and the 1940s, for his photographs of movie stars of the 1930s and 1940s like Clark Gable and Greta Garbo,

Personnel:

  • Paul McCartney– lead vocals, bass guitar, acoustic and electric guitars, piano, keyboards, synthesizers
  • Neil Jason– bass guitar
  • Eric Stewart– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Pete Townshend– electric guitars
  • Carlos Alomar– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Eddie Rayner– keyboards
  • Nick Glennie-Smith– keyboards
  • Simon Chamberlain – piano
  • Linda McCartney– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Phil Collins– drums, percussion
  • Jerry Marotta– drums, percussion
  • John Bradbury– drums, percussion
  • Graham Ward– drums, percussion
  • Ray Cooper– percussion
  • Dick Morrissey– tenor saxophone
  • Lenny Pickett– alto and tenor saxophone
  • Gary Barnacle– saxophone
  • Gavyn Wright– violin solo
  • Kate Robbins– harmony vocals
  • Ruby James – harmony vocals
  • James McCartney– spoken word
  • Steve Jackson– spoken word
  • Eddie Klein – spoken word
  • John Hammel – spoken word
  • Matt Howe – spoken word
  • Tony Visconti– orchestral arrangements
  • Anne Dudley– orchestral arrangements
  • Hugh Padgham – engineer
  • Tony Clark– assistant engineer
  • Jon Kelly– assistant engineer
  • Peter Mew– assistant engineer
  • Matt Howe – assistant engineer
  • Steve Jackson – assistant engineer
  • Haydn Bendall– assistant engineer
  • Hugh Padgham – mixer except “Press” mixed by Bert Bevans and Steve Forward; and “It’s Not True” mixed by Julian Mendelsohn

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul McCartney and Eric Stewart, except where noted.

  1. Stranglehold
  2. Good Times Coming/Feel the Sun – Paul McCartney
  3. Talk More Talk – Paul McCartney
  4. Footprints
  5. Only Love Remains – Paul McCartney
  6. Press – Paul McCartney
  7. Pretty Little Head
  8. Move Over Busker
  9. Angry
  10. However Absurd

 

On June 3, 1985.

Boys_and_Girls

On June 3, 1985, “E.G” label released “Boys and Girls”, the sixth Bryan Ferry studio solo album. It was recorded 1983 – 1985, at “AIR Studios”, “Sarm West Studios” in London, “Compass Point Studios” in New Providence, The Bahamas, “Effanel Mobile”, “RPM Studios”, “The Power Station” in New York, “The White House”in New South Wales,Australia, and was produced by Bryan Ferry and Rhett Davies. “Boys and Girls” was certified Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry– lead vocals, keyboards
  • Guy Fletcher– keyboards
  • David Gilmour– lead guitar
  • Omar Hakim– drums
  • Neil Hubbard– lead guitar
  • Neil Jason– bass guitar
  • Chester Kamen– lead guitar
  • Mark Knopfler– lead guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Jimmy Maelen– percussion
  • Martin McCarrick– cello
  • Marcus Miller– bass guitar
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Nile Rodgers– lead guitar
  • David Sanborn– saxophone
  • Keith Scott– lead guitar
  • Alan Spenner– bass guitar
  • Anne Stephenson – strings
  • Jon Carin– keyboards
  • Virginia Hewes – backing vocals
  • Ednah Holt – backing vocals
  • Fonzi Thornton– backing vocals
  • Ruby Turner– backing vocals
  • Alfa Anderson – backing vocals
  • Michelle Cobbs – backing vocals
  • Yanick Etienne– backing vocals
  • Colleen Fitz-Charles – backing vocals
  • Lisa Fitz-Charles – backing vocals
  • Simone Fitz-Charles – backing vocals
  • Rhett Davies– recording engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain– recording engineer, mixing engineer
  • Neil Dorfsman– recording engineer
  • Femi Jiya – recording engineer
  • Dominick Maita – recording engineer
  • Brian McGee – recording engineer
  • Andy Lydon – recording engineer
  • Benjamin Armbrister – assistant engineer
  • Carb – assistant engineer
  • Steve Churchyard – assistant engineer
  • Randy Ezratty – assistant engineer
  • Dave Greenberg – assistant engineer
  • Kevin Killen – assistant engineer
  • Heff Moraes – assistant engineer
  • Peter Revill – assistant engineer
  • Kendal Stubbs – assistant engineer
  • Robert Ludwig– mastering engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Bryan Ferry.

  1. Sensation
  2. Slave to Love
  3. Don’t Stop the Dance – Bryan Ferry, Rhett Davies
  4. A waste Land
  5. Windsept
  6. The Chosen One
  7. Valentine
  8. Stone Woman
  9. Boys and Girls