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In February 1982.

In February 1982, “Kat Family” label released “Just Another Day in Paradise”, the debut Bertie Higgins album. It was recorded January – November 1981, at “Pyramid Eye Recording Studio” in Lookout Mountain, and “Southern Tracks Recording Studio” in Atlanta, and was produced by Sonny Limbo and Scott MacLellan.

Personnel:

  • Bertie Higgins: vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, cymbals, percussion
  • Gloria Higgins-Burke, Doug Johnson, Mann & Phyllis Loiacono, Lu Moss, Dave Powell, Suzi Smith, Mike Sullivan, Cheryl Wilson: backing vocals
  • Ken Bell, Shelton Irwin, Barry Richmond: acoustic and electric guitars
  • Jeff Pinkham: acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin
  • Norman Blake: mandolin
  • John Healy: keyboardsand piano
  • Steve Nathan: keyboards, piano, organ
  • Ed Leamon: saxophone
  • Gary Baker, Arch Pearson: bass
  • Owen Hale, Bill Marshall: drums
  • Mickey Buckins, Edward Higgins: congas, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Just Another Day in Paradise – Bertie Higgins, C. Jones, Sonny Limbo
  2. Casablanca – John Healy, Bertie Higgins, Sonny Limbo
  3. Candledancer – Bertie Higgins
  4. Key Largo – Bertie Higgins, Sonny Limbo
  5. Port O’ Call (Savannah ’55) – Bertie Higgins
  6. White Line Fever – Bertie Higgins, Sonny Limbo
  7. The Heart Is the Hunter – Bertie Higgins
  8. She’s Gone to Live on the Mountain – Bertie Higgins
  9. Down at the Blue Moon – Bertie Higgins
  10. The Tropics – Bertie Higgins

 

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In February 1968.

In February 1968, “Polydor” label released “Horizontal”, the fourth Bee Gees studio album. It was recorded July – November 1967, at “Central Sound Studios”, “Chappell Studios” and “IBC Studios” in London, and was produced by Robert Stigwood, Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb.

Personnel:

  • Barry Gibb– vocal, rhythm guitar
  • Robin Gibb– vocals, organ
  • Maurice Gibb– bass, piano, mellotron, guitar, vocals
  • Vince Melouney– lead guitar
  • Colin Petersen– drums
  • Bill Shepherd – orchestral arrangement
  • Mike Claydon – engineer
  • Damon Lyon Shaw – engineer
  • John Pantry– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb.

  1. World
  2. And the Sun Will Shine
  3. Lemons Never Forget
  4. Really and Sincerely
  5. Birdie Told Me
  6. With the Sun in My Eyes
  7. Massachusetts
  8. Harry Braff
  9. Daytime Girl
  10. The Earnest of Being George
  11. The Change Is Made
  12. Horizontal

On February 7, 2012.

On February 7, 2012, “Interscope” label released “A Different Kind of Truth”, the twelfth Van Halen studio album. It was recorded November 2010, August 2011 and January 2012, at “Henson Recording Studios” and “5150 Studios”, and was produced by David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen and John Shanks.

Personnel:

  • David Lee Roth– lead vocals, synthesizer, acoustic guitar, mixing
  • Alex Van Halen– drums, mixing
  • Eddie Van Halen– guitar, backing vocals, mixing
  • Wolfgang Van Halen– bass, backing vocals, mixing
  • Ross Hogarth – mixing
  • Martin Cooke – engineer
  • Dan Chase – digital editing
  • Paul David Hager, Peter Stanislaus – assistant engineer
  • Bernie Grundman– mastering
  • Smog Design – album cover
  • George Hernandez – Inner sleeve design
  • Robert Y. Richie Collection – cover image courtesy
  • DeGolyer Library, SMU – cover image courtesy

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Halen and David Lee Roth.

  1. Tattoo
  2. She’s the Woman
  3. You and Your Blues
  4. China Town
  5. Blood and Fire
  6. Bullethead
  7. As Is
  8. Honeybabysweetiedoll
  9. The Trouble with Never
  10. Outta Space
  11. Stay Frosty
  12. Big River
  13. Beats Workin’

On January 31, 2014.

On January 31, 2014, “Columbia” label released “After the Disco”, the second  Broken Bells studio album. It was recorded October 2012 – November 2013, at “Mondo Studio” and “Sound Recorders” in Los Angeles, Glenwood Place Studios” in Burbank, California, “Firehouse Studios” in Pasadena, California, and was produced by Danger Mouse (Brian Burton).

Personnel:

  • Brian Burton– drums, organ, piano, synthesizer, percussion, bass, guitar
  • James Mercer– vocals, guitar, bass, organ, synthesizer, percussion
  • Elizabeth Berg, Heather Porcaro, Myla Balugay, Rebecca Ann Stark- backing vocals

Orchestra

  • The Angel City String Orchestra – strings

Daniele Luppi – conductor, string arrangement

Anton Riehl – score

Peter Kent – concertmaster, violin

Chris Tedesco – contractor

  • Carolyn Osborn – violin
  • Erika Walczak – violin
  • Jennifer Walton – violin
  • Judy Yoo – violin
  • Julie Beavers – violin
  • Norman Hughes – violin
  • Shari Zippert – violin
  • Sharon Jackson – violin
  • Susan Chatman – violin
  • Vladimir Polimatidi – violin
  • Alisha Bauer – cello
  • Stefanie Fife – cello
  • Vanessa Freebairn-Smith – cello
  • Adrianna Zoppo – viola
  • Brianna Bandy – viola
  • Jessica Van Velzen – viola

 

  • Kamasi Washington – tenor saxophone
  • David Ralicke – trombone
  • Nathaniel Walcott- trumpet
  • Brian Burton – programmer
  • Kennie Takahashi – programmer, mixing, recording, engineer
  • Todd Monfalcone – recording
  • Jeff Peters – recording strings
  • Jacob Dennis – assistant mixing, assistant engineer
  • Michele Harrison – management
  • Chris Kahn – assistant mixing, assistant engineer
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Todd Monfalcone – mixing, second engineer
  • Ian Montone – management
  • Geoff Neal – assistant mixing
  • Amy Schmalz – management
  • Laura Sisk – second engineer
  • Jeremy Underwood – assistant engineer strings
  • Jacob Escobedo – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by James Mercer and Brian Burton.

  1. Perfect World
  2. After the Disco
  3. Holding On for Life
  4. Leave it Alone
  5. The Changing Lights
  6. Control
  7. Lazy Wonderland
  8. Medicine
  9. No Matter What You’re Told
  10. The Angel and the Fool

In January 1984.

In January 1984, “Urantia” label released “Flex-Able”, the debut Steve Vai solo album. It was recorded April–November, 1983, and was produced by Steve Vai.

Personnel:

  • Steve Vai– synthesizer, bass, guitar, percussion, piano, electric guitar, keyboards, sitar, vocals, bells, producer, engineer, drum machine, drum programming, design, mixing
  • Scott Collard – synthesizer, keyboards, Fender Rhodes
  • Larry Crane – lyre, xylophone, bells, vibraphone
  • Greg Degler – clarinet, flute, saxophone
  • Joe Despagni – sound effects
  • Laurel Fishman – vocals
  • Peggy Foster – bass
  • Chris Frazier– drums
  • Stuart Hamm– bass, sound effects, vocals
  • Bob Harris – trumpet, vocals (as Irney Rantin)
  • Suzannah Harris (as Ursula Rayven) – vocals
  • Billy James– percussion, drums
  • Paul Lemcke – keyboards
  • Pia Maiocco– vocals
  • Tommy Mars– violin, keyboards, vocals
  • Lill Vai – sound effects
  • Chad Wackerman– drums
  • Pete Zeldman – percussion, drums
  • Aaron Brown – design, illustrations
  • John Matousek – mastering
  • Mark Pinske – assistant
  • Neil Zlozower – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Vai.

  1. Little Green Men
  2. Viv Woman
  3. Lovers Are Crazy
  4. Salamanders in the Sun
  5. The Boy/Girl Song
  6. The Attitude Song
  7. Call It Sleep
  8. Junkie
  9. Bill’s Private Parts
  10. Next Stop Earth
  11. There’s Something Dead in Here

 

In January 1981.

In January 1981, “Columbia” label released “Turn Back”, the third Toto studio album. It was recorded March–November 1980, at “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by   Geoff Workman.David Hungate, Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro and Steve Porcaro.

Personnel:

  • David Hungate: bass, acoustic guitar
  • Bobby Kimball: lead and backing vocals
  • Steve Lukather: guitars, lead and backing vocals
  • David Paich: keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro: drums, percussion
  • Steve Porcaro: keyboards, electronics
  • Engineer, mix – Geoff Workman
  • John Weaver – recording
  • Leo Bonamy – live mix
  • Mastered by George Marino, Nestor Lencenella
  • Ralph Dyck, Roger Linn, Guy Moore, Bruce Heigh, Paul Jamieson, Shep Lonsdale – technicians
  • Chris Littleton – crew
  • Sam Emerson, John Cosgrove – photography

Track listing:

  1. Gift with a Golden Gun – David Paich, Bobby Kimball
  2. English Eyes – David Paich, Bobby Kimball, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Porcaro
  3. Live for Today – Steve Lukather
  4. A Million Miles Away – David Paich
  5. Goodbye Elenore – David Paich
  6. I Think I Could Stand You Forever – David Paich
  7. Turn Back – Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather
  8. If It’s the Last Night – David Paich

 

In January 1978.

In January 1978, “Warner Bros” label released “Endless Wire” the thirteenth Gordon Lightfoot album. It was recorded in November 1978, at “Eastern Sound Studios” in Toronto, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and Gordon Lightfoot.

Personnel:

  • Gordon Lightfoot- vocals, six and twelve-string guitar, high-string guitar, electric guitar
  • Terry Clements – lead guitar
  • Rick Haynes – bass guitar
  • Tom Szczesniak – bass guitar
  • Pee Wee Charles – steel guitar
  • Red Shea – guitar
  • Barry Keane – drums, percussion
  • Doug Riley- orchestration, piano
  • Jack Zaza – saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Lightfoot.

  1. Daylight Katy
  2. Sweet Guinevere
  3. Hangdog Hotel Room
  4. If There’s a Reason
  5. Endless Wire
  6. Dreamland
  7. Songs the Minstrel Sang
  8. Sometimes I Don’t Mind
  9. If Children Had Wings
  10. The Circle Is Small