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In February 1984.

In February 1984, “Columbia” label released “Domino Theory”, the fourteenth Weather Report studio album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter and Omar Hakim.


  • Joe Zawinul– keyboards, synthesizers
  • Wayne Shorter- saxophones
  • Omar Hakim- drums
  • Victor Bailey- bass
  • José Rossy – percussion
  • Carl Anderson- vocals
  • Bernie Fromm, Mitch Gibson, Tom Suzuki – engineer
  • Larry Ferguson – assistant engineer
  • Tony Lane, Nancy Donald – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Zawinul, except where noted.

  1. Can It Be Done – Wilson Tee
  2. D Flat Waltz
  3. The Peasant
  4. Predator – Wayne Shorter
  5. Blue Sound – Note 3
  6. Swamp Cabbage – Wayne Shorter
  7. Domino Theory

On January 13, 1986.

On January 13, 1986, “Virgin” label released “Premonition”, the ninth Peter Frampton studio album. It was recorded 1984 – 1985, and was produced by Peter Frampton and Peter Solley.


  • Peter Frampton – vocals, guitar, Yamaha CS80synthesizer, bass
  • Tony Levin– bass, Chapman stick
  • Richard Cottle – keyboards
  • Omar Hakim, Steve Ferrone– drums
  • Pete Solley- piano
  • Richie Puente – percussion
  • Chuck Kirkpatrick, Johnne Sambataro- backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Frampton, except where noted.

  1. Stop – Peter Frampton, Mark Goldenberg
  2. Hiding from a Heartache – Peter Frampton, Steve Broughton, Arthur Stead
  3. You Know So Well
  4. Premonition – Peter Frampton, Rob Sabino
  5. Lying
  6. Moving a Mountain – Peter Frampton, Steve Broughton Lunt, Mark Goldenberg
  7. All Eyes on You
  8. Into View
  9. Call of the Wild – Peter Frampton, Steve Broughton Lunt

On September 1, 1984.

On September 1, 1984, “EMI America” label released “Tonight”, the sixteenth David Bowie studio album. It was recorded May – June 1984, at “Le Studio” in Quebec, Canada, and was produced by David Bowie, Derek Bramble and Hugh Padgham.


  • David Bowie– vocals
  • Derek Bramble – guitar; guitar synthesizer; bass guitar; synthesiser; backing vocals
  • Carlos Alomar– guitars
  • Omar Hakim– drums
  • Carmine Rojas– bass guitar
  • Guy St. Onge – marimba
  • Sammy Figueroa– percussion
  • Tina Turner– lead vocals
  • Iggy Pop– backing
  • Robin Clark, George Simms, Curtis King – backing vocals

The Borneo Horns

  • Stanley Harrison– alto saxophone; tenor saxophone
  • Lenny Pickett– tenor saxophone; clarinet
  • Steve Elson – baritone saxophone
  • Arif Mardin– string arrangements; synthesisers

Track listing:

  1. Loving the Alien – David Bowie
  2. Don’t Look Down – Iggy Pop, James Williamson
  3. God Only Knows – Brian Wilson, Tony Asher
  4. Tonight – David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Ricky Gardiner
  5. Neighborhood Threat – David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Ricky Gardiner
  6. Blue Jean – David Bowie
  7. Tumble and Twirl – David Bowie, Iggy Pop
  8. I Keep Forhettin – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  9. Dancing With the Big Boys – David Bowie, Carlos Alomar

On July 8, 2003.

On July 8, 2003, “Magna Carta” label released “Diamond Dave”, the sixth David Lee Roth album. It was recorded in 2003, and was produced by David Lee Roth, Nathan Jenkins, Jeremy Zuckerman and Alex Gibson.


  • David Lee Roth- vocals, harmonica
  • Brian Young – guitar
  • Jeremy Zuckerman- guitar, accordion, Fender Rhodes piano, Hammond B-3 organ, percussion, programming, engineer, producer, digital editing, sound design
  • Toshi Hiketa, Nile Rodgers, Ron Richotte – guitar
  • James Lomenzo, Tracy Wormworth, James Hunting – bass
  • Ray Luzier– drums, backing vocals
  • Omar Hakim, Gregg Bissonette- drums
  • Alex Gibson- percussion, accordion, mellotron, guitar, backing vocals, engineer, mixing
  • Zac Rae – keyboards
  • Greg Phillinganes- piano
  • Brett Tuggle – keyboards
  • Scott Page – alto saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Edgar Winter- saxophone
  • Lee Thornburg- trumpet, trombone
  • Jaime Sickora – cowbell
  • Nathan Jenkins – programming
  • The Crowell Sisters – backing vocals
  • Kevin Mills, Brian Humphrey – engineer
  • Brian Gardner – mastering
  • Neil Zlozower – photography

Track listing:

  1. You Got The Blues, Not Me…Chris Youlden
  2. Made Up My Mind – Chris Youlden
  3. Stay While the Night is Young – Chris Youlden
  4. Shoo Bop – Steve Miller
  5. She’s Looking Good – Rodger Collins
  6. Soul Kitchen – John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison
  7. If 6 Was 9 – Jimi Hendrix
  8. That Beatles Tune – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  9. Medicine Man – David Lee Roth
  10. Let It All Hang Out – William David Cunningham
  11. Thug Pop – David Lee Roth, John Lowery
  12. Act One – David Lee Roth
  13. Ice Cream Man – John Brim
  14. Bad Habits – William Bruce Field, Thomas Shelton Price

On June 3, 1985.


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”.


  • 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

On May 17, 2013.

Random Accsess

On May 17, 2013, “Daft Life” and “Columbia” labels released “Random Access Memories”, the fourth Daft Punk studio album. It was recorded 2008, 2010, 2012, and was produced by Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. The album single, “Get Lucky”, was a critical and commercial success, topping the charts in more than 30 countries worldwide and becoming one of the best-selling digital singles of all time. In 2014, the album won “Grammy Awards” for “Album of the Year”, “Best Dance/Electronica Album” and “Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical”. The song “Get Lucky” won “Grammy Awards” for “Record of the Year” and “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance”.


  • Daft Punk– vocals, modular synthesizer, synthesizer, keyboards, guitar, concept, art direction
  • Panda Bear– vocals
  • Julian Casablancas– vocals, lead guitar and co-production
  • Todd Edwards– vocals and co-production
  • DJ Falcon– modular synthesizer and co-production
  • Chilly Gonzales– keyboards, piano
  • Giorgio Moroder– voice
  • Nile Rodgers– guitar
  • Paul Williams– vocals
  • Pharrell Williams– vocals
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar
  • Chris Caswell – keyboards, orchestration, arrangements
  • Paul Jackson, Jr.– guitar
  • Nathan East– bass
  • James Genus– bass
  • John “J.R.” Robinson– drums
  • Omar Hakim– drums, percussion
  • Quinn – percussion, drums
  • Thomas Bloch– ondes Martenot, cristal baschet
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Chab (Antoine Chabert) – mastering
  • Cédric Hervet – creative director, cover art
  • Warren Fu– cover art, illustrations
  • Mick Guzauski– recording, mixing engineer
  • Peter Franco– recording engineer
  • Florian Lagatta – recording engineer
  • Daniel Lerner – digital audio engineer

Track listing:

  1. Give Life Back to Music – Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Paul Jackson, Jr., Nile Rodgers
  2. The Game of Love – Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel se Homem-Christo
  3. Giorgio by Moroder – Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel se Homem-Christo, Giorgio Moroder
  4. Within – Thomas Bangalter, Jason “Chilly Gonzales” Beck, Guy-Manuel se Homem-Christo
  5. Instant Crush – Julian Casablancas, Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel se Homem-Christo
  6. Lose Yourself to Dance – Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel se Homem-Christo, Nile Rodgers, Pharell Williams
  7. Touch – Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel se Homem-Christo, Paul Williams
  8. Get Lucky – Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel se Homem-Christo, Nile Rodgers, Pharell Williams
  9. Beyond – Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel se Homem-Christo, Paul Williams
  10. Motherboard – Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel se Homem-Christo
  11. Fragments of time – Todd Imperatrice, Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel se Homem-Christo
  12. Doin’ It Right – Noah Lennox, Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel se Homem-Christo
  13. Contact – Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel se Homem-Christo, Stéphane Quême, Garth Porter, Tony Mitchell, Daryl Braithwaite



On May 13, 1985.


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.


  • Mark Knopfler– guitars, lead vocals
  • John Illsley– bass, vocals
  • Alan Clark– keyboards
  • Guy Fletcher– synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Omar Hakim– drums
  • Terry Williams– drums
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Malcolm Duncan– tenor saxophone
  • Neil Jason– bass
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • Jimmy Maelen– percussion
  • Michael Mainieri– vibraphone
  • Dave Plews – trumpet
  • Jack Sonni– guitar
  • Sting– backing vocals
  • Neil Dorfsman – engineer
  • Steve Jackson – assistant engineer
  • Bruce Lampcov – assistant engineer
  • John Dent – mastering
  • Sutton Cooper – sleeve photography
  • Deborah Feingold – photography
  • Thomas Steyer – painting

Track listing:

All tracks by Mark Knopfler, except where noted.

  1. So Far Away
  2. Money for Nothing – Mark Knopfler, Sting
  3. Walk of Life
  4. Your Latest Trick
  5. Why Worry
  6. Ride Across the River
  7. The Man’s Too Strong
  8. One World
  9. Brothers in Arms

On April 28, 1992.


On April 28, 1992, “Elektra” label released “Matters of the Heart”, the third Tracy Chapman album. It was recorded 1990 – 1992, and was produced by Tracy Chapman and Jimmy Iovine.


  • Tracy Chapman –acoustic guitar, vocals, art direction
  • Manu Katché– drums
  • Omar Hakim– drums
  • Alejandro “Alex” Acuña– percussion
  • Mino Cinelu& Steve Thornton – percussion
  • Michael Fisher– percussion
  • Nellee Hooper– percussion
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • Randy “The Emperor” Jackson– bass
  • Larry Klein– bass
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Roy Bittan– accordion, keyboard
  • Charles Judge &Larry Williams – keyboard
  • Mike Campbell– bouzouki, mandolin, electric guitar
  • Vernon Reid– electric guitar
  • Waddy Wachtel– electric guitar
  • Bobby Womack– acoustic Guitar
  • Engineers: David Bianco,Niko Bolas, Nellee Hooper, Femi Jiya, Bradshaw Leigh, Thom Panunzio, Mark “Spike” Stent
  • Assistant engineers: Chad Blinman, Greg Goldman, Ed Korengo, Chad Munsey, Joe Pirrera, Rick Plank
  • Mixing:Bob Clearmountain, Femi Jiya
  • Mastering:Bob Ludwig
  • Coordination:Susie Tallman

Track listing:

All tracks by Tracy Chapman.

  1. Bang Bang Bang
  2. So
  3. I Used to Be a Sailor
  4. The Love That You Had
  5. Woman’s Work
  6. If These Are the Things
  7. Short Supply (Jigten; For Richmond)
  8. Dreaming on a World
  9. Open Arms
  10. Matters of the Heart


On April 14, 1983.

David Bowie-Lets dance

On April 14, 1983, “EMI” label released “Let’s Dance”, the eighteen David Bowie studio album. It was recorded at “Power Station” in New York, and was produced by Nile Rodgers and David Bowie.  With sale of more than 11 million copies, “Let’s Dance” became Bowie’s best sold album ever.  In 2013, “NME” magazine ranked the album at number 296 in its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • David Bowie– lead vocals, horn arrangements
  • Carmine Rojas– bass guitar
  • Omar Hakim, Tony Thompson– drums
  • Nile Rodgers– guitar, horn arrangements
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan– lead guitar
  • Rob Sabino– keyboards
  • Mac Gollehon – trumpet
  • Stan Harrison– tenor saxophone, flute
  • Robert Aaron– tenor saxophone
  • Steve Elson– baritone saxophone, flute
  • Sammy Figueroa– percussion
  • Frank Simms, George Simms, David Spinner – backing vocals
  • Bernard Edwards– bass guitar
  • Bob Clearmountain, Nile Rodgers, David Bowie – engineering, mixing
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by David Bowie, except where noted.

  1. Modern Love
  2. China Girl – Iggy Pop, David Bowie
  3. Let’s Dance
  4. Without You
  5. Ricochet
  6. Criminal World – Peter Godwin, Duncan Browne, Sean Lyons
  7. Cat People (Putting Out fire) – David Bowie, Giorgio Moroder
  8. Shake It