Tag Archives: number 27

On June 12, 1999.

On June 12, 1999, “Smekkleysa/Bad Taste” label released “Ágætis byrjun” (A Good Beginning), the second Sigur Rós album. It was recorded August 1998–April 1999, and was produced by Ken Thomas. The sketch on the cover was drawn by Gotti Bernhöft. Sigur Rós won an “Iceland Music Award and the 2001 “Shortlist Music Prize” for the album. In 2009, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 29 on its list of the “Best albums of 2000s”. In the “Q” and “Mojo” “Classic Special Edition Pink Floyd & The Story of Prog Rock”, “Ágætis byrjun” was ranked at number 27 in the list of “40 Cosmic Rock Albums”.

Personnel:

  • Jón Þór Birgisson– vocals, guitar
  • Kjartan Sveinsson– keyboard
  • Georg Hólm– bass
  • Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson– drums

Track listing:

  1. Intro
  2. Svefn-g-englar
  3. Starálfur
  4. Flugufrelsarinn
  5. Ný batterí
  6. Hjartað hamast (bamm bamm bamm)
  7. Viðrar vel til loftárása
  8. Olsen Olsen
  9. Ágætis byrjun
  10. Avalon

 

On April 21, 2016.

Prince

On April 21, 2016,  Prince Roger Nelson died aged 57. He was singer, musician, composer, arranger, producer and actor,  one of the most successful and influential artists of the modern music. He recorded thirty-nine studio albums, four live albums, eight compilation albums, seventeen video albums, thirteen extended plays and one posthumous album. Prince won seven “Grammy Awards, six “American Music Awards”, a “Golden Globe Award”, and “Academy Award” for the 1984 film “Purple Rain”. In 2004, he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”. Magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked him at number 27 on their list of “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”.

 

On March 9, 1987.

The_Joshua_Tree

On March 9, 1987, “Island” label released “The Joshua Tree”, the fifth U2 studio album . It was recorded January 1986 – January 1987, at“STS Studios”, “Danesmoate House”, “Windmill Lane Studios”, and was produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno. In 1988, “The Joshua Tree” won “Grammy Awards”  for  “Album of the Year” and “Best Rock Performance” by a “Duo or Group with Vocal”.  It is U2 best sold album with more than 25 million copies sold worldwide.  In 1995, the album was certified 10× Platinum in US by “RIAA”, and  album subsequently received the “Diamond” certificate. In Canada it was certified Diamond by “Canadian Recording Industry Association”, In UK it was certified 8 x Platinum by “BPI”, with an additional silver certification for the 20th anniversary edition. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 27 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Bono– lead vocals, harmonica, guitars
  • The Edge– guitars, backing vocals, piano
  • Adam Clayton– bass guitar
  • Larry Mullen, Jr.– drums, percussion
  • Brian Eno– keyboards, DX7 programming, backing vocals
  • Daniel Lanois– tambourine, Omnichord, additional guitar, backing vocals
  • The Armin Family – strings
  • The Arklow Silver Band – brass

Track listing:

All lyrics by Bono, all music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen.

  1. Where the Streets Have No Name
  2. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
  3. With or Without You
  4. Bullet the Blue Sky
  5. Running to Stand Still
  6. Red Hill Mining Town
  7. In God’s Country
  8. Trip Through Your Wires
  9. One Tree Hill
  10. Exit
  11. Mothers of the Disappeared