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On April 8, 1976.

On April 8, 1976, “Atlantic” label released the self-titled, debut Firefall album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Criteria Studios” in Miami, Florida, and was produced by Jim Mason. This album became the fastest record to achieve gold status in “Atlantic” label history, and was certified Platinum by “RIAA” in the US.

Personnel:

  • Rick Roberts– vocals, acoustic guitars
  • Larry Burnett– vocals, acoustic, rhythm and electric guitars
  • Mark Andes- bass guitar
  • Jock Bartley- lead electric and slide guitars, Bigsby Palm Pedal guitar, cover concept
  • Michael Clarke– drums
  • David Muse – piano, clavinet, synthesizer, flute, tenor sax, harmonica
  • Joe Lala – congas, timbales, shakers, tambourine, finger cymbals, sand blocks
  • Peter Graves – trombone
  • Ken Faulk – trumpet
  • Whit Sidener – baritone sax
  • George Marino– mastering
  • Karl Richardson – engineer
  • Michael Laskow – engineer assistant
  • Ralph Wernli – front cover design

Track listing:

  1. It Doesn’t Matter – Chris Hillman, Rick Roberts, Stephen Stills
  2. Love Isn’t All – Larry Burnett
  3. Livin’ Ain’t Livin’ – Rick Roberts
  4. No Way Out – Larry Burnett
  5. Dolphin’s Lullaby – Rick Roberts
  6. Cinderella – Larry Burnett
  7. Sad Ol’ Love Song – Larry Burnett
  8. You Are the Woman – Rick Roberts
  9. Mexico – Rick Roberts
  10. Do What You Want – Larry Burnett

 

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On March 23, 1956.

On March 23, 1956, “RCA Victor” label released the self-titled, debut Elvis Presley album. It was recorded July 1954 – January 1956, at “”RCA Victor Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, “RCA Victor Studios” in New York City, “Sun Studio” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Sam Phillips (Sun recordings) and Steve Sholes (RCA recordings). “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album cover at number 40, on its list of the “100 Greatest Album Covers”. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley– vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
  • Scotty Moore– electric guitar
  • Chet Atkins– acoustic guitar
  • Floyd Cramer– piano
  • Shorty Long– piano
  • Bill Black– bass
  • Doug Poindexter– percussion, guitar
  • J. Fontana– drums
  • Johnny Bernero – drums
  • Gordon Stoker– backing vocals
  • Ben Speer– backing vocals
  • Brock Speer– backing vocals

 Track listing:

  1. Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
  2. I’m Counting On You – Don Robertson
  3. I Got a Woman – Ray Charles, Renald Richard
  4. One Sided Love Affair – Bill Campbell
  5. I Love You Because – Leon Payne
  6. Just Because – Bob Shelton, Joe Shelton, Sydney Robin
  7. Tutti Frutti – Dorothy LaBostrie, Richard Wayne Penniman
  8. Tryin’ to Get You – Rose Marie McCoy, Charles Singleton
  9. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You) – Howard Biggs, Joe Thomas
  10. I’ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’) – Jimmy Wakely
  11. Blue Moon – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  12. Money Honey – Jesse Stone

 

In December 1979.

In December 1979, “Warner Bros” label released the self-titled, debut Christopher Cross album. It was recorded in July 1979, at “Warner Bros Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Michael Omartian. The album was certified Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 5 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Christopher Cross – lead and backing vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, arrangements
  • Larry Carlton– guitar solo
  • Valerie Carter– lead and background vocals
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Assa Drori – concertmaster
  • Victor Feldman– vibraphone, percussion
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Jay Graydon– guitar solo
  • Jim Horn– saxophone
  • Eric Johnson– guitar solo
  • Jackie Kelso– saxophone
  • Nicolette Larson, Myrna Matthews, Marty McCall, Michael McDonald, Don HenleyStormie Omartian, D. Souther– background vocals
  • Lew McCreary – trombone
  • Rob Meurer – arrangements, synthesizer, electric piano, celesta, acoustic piano, organ
  • Michael Omartian– arrangements, acoustic piano, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Tomás Ramírez – saxophone
  • Don Roberts – saxophone
  • Andy Salmon – bass
  • Tommy Taylor – drums
  • Michael Osttin – assistant producer
  • Chet Himes – engineer, mixing
  • Stuart Gitlin – second engineer
  • Bobby Hata – mastering
  • Danny Henderson, James Flournoy Holmes –artwork
  • James Flournoy Holmes, Wonder Graphics – design
  • Jim Newhouse – flamingo concept

Track listing:

All tracks by Christopher Cross.

  1. Say You’ll Be Mine
  2. I Really Don’t Know Anymore
  3. Spinning
  4. Never Be the Same
  5. Poor Shirley
  6. Ride Like the Wind
  7. The Light Is On
  8. Sailing
  9. Minstrel Gigolo

 

On December 14, 1959.

On December 14, 1959, “Columbia” label released “Time Out”, the 16th Dave Brubeck Quartet album, and the 27th Dave Brubeck album overall. It was recorded June 25, July 1, and August 18, 1959, at “Columbia’s 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Teo Macero. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”

Personnel:

  • Dave Brubeck– piano
  • Paul Desmond– alto saxophone
  • Eugene Wright– bass
  • Joe Morello– drums
  • Fred Plaut– engineer
  • Neil Fujita– cover artwork
  • Seth Rothstein – project director

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Brubeck, except where noted.

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  1. Strange Meadow Lark
  2. Take Five – Paul Desmond
  3. Three to Get Ready
  4. Kathy’s Waltz
  5. Everybody’s Jumpin’
  6. Pick Up Sticks

On December 1, 2017.

On December 1, 2017, “Interscope” and “Island” labels released “Songs of Experience”, the fourteenth U2 studio album. It was recorded 2014 – 2017, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, “The Garage” in Topanaga, California, “Shangri-La”, “The Woodshed”, ”Waterloo Studios” and “Neptune Valley” in Los Angeles, “Strathmore House” in Killiney, Ireland, “Hanover Quay” and “Windmill Lane Studios” in  Dublin, “Uno Mas Studio” in Brentwood, Tennessee, “The Church Studios” in London, and was produced by Jacknife Leeand Ryan Tedder, Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow, Jolyon Thomas, Brent Kutzle, Paul Epworth, Danger Mouse, and Declan Gaffney. The album was certified Platinum in France by “SNEP”, and Platinum in Italy by “FIMI”.

Personnel:

  • Bono– vocals
  • The Edge– vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Adam Clayton– bass guitar
  • Larry Mullen Jr.– drums, percussion
  • Andy Barlow– additional keyboards, programming, sound design,  engineering, mixing
  • Jacknife Lee– additional keyboards, additional guitar, programming, keyboards, additional backing vocals, mixing, engineering
  • Haim– additional backing vocals
  • Ryan Tedder– programming, additional background vocals, keyboards, additional guitar
  • Brent Kutzle– programming, keyboards, additional keyboards, additional guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Davide Rossi– strings
  • Kendrick Lamar– outro, intro
  • Goshua Usov – additional keyboards
  • Jolyon Thomas – additional guitar, additional keyboards
  • Brandon Collins – string arrangement
  • Amy Helman – violins
  • Avery Bright – violins
  • Betsy Lamb – viola
  • Paul Nelson – cello
  • Noel Zancanella – additional programming
  • Nate Lotz – additional percussion
  • Lady Gaga– background vocals
  • Steve Wilmot – additional percussion
  • Declan Gaffney – additional keyboards
  • Julian Lennon– additional background vocals
  • Andrew Taggart– additional keyboards
  • Paul Epworth– programming, additional keyboards
  • Dawn Kenny – additional credit
  • Steve Lillywhite– mixing
  • Alex Bailey – mixing assistance, engineering assistance
  • Matt Bishop – engineering, mixing assistance
  • Tyler Spry, Drew Bang, Rich Rich, Matt Wiggins  – engineering
  • Dave “Squirrel” Covell, Barry McCready – engineering assistance
  • Matt Bishop, Matty Green – engineering, mixing assistance
  • Christopher Henry – additional engineering, engineering assistance
  • Richard Rainey, Greg Clooney, Doug Sarrett – additional engineering
  • Gosha Usov, Alan Kelly, Aleks Von Korff – engineering assistance
  • Kelana, Tom Elmhirst – mixing
  • Brandon Bost – mixing assistance, engineering
  • Declan Gaffney –  engineering, additional mixing

Track listing:

All lyrics by Bono; all music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr, except where noted.

  1. Love Is All We Have Left
  2. Lights of Home – Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.,Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim, Ariel Rechtshaid
  3. You’re the Best Thing About Me
  4. Get Out of Your Own Way
  5. American Soul
  6. Summer of Love
  7. Red Flag Day
  8. The Showman (Little More Better)
  9. The Little Things That Give You Away
  10. Landlady
  11. The Blackout
  12. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
  13. 13 (There Is a Light)

On December 1, 2002.

On December 1, 2002, “Warner Music Poland” label released “Upojenie” (Rapture), album by Anna Maria Jopek and Pat Metheny. It was recorded in 2002, in Warsaw, Poland, and was produced by Marcin Kydryński and Pat Metheny. The album was certified Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”.

Personnel:

  • Anna Maria Jopek– vocals, electric piano
  • Pat Metheny– guitars, guitar synthesizer, 42-string guitar, synthesizers
  • Henryk Miśkiewicz – soprano saxophone
  • Piotr Nazaruk – flute, recorder, hammered dulcimer, banjo, vocals, percussion
  • Leszek Możdżer– piano
  • Pawel Bzim Zarecki – synthesizers, organ, percussion
  • Mateusz Pospieszalski – synthesizer
  • Bernard Maseli – vibraphone
  • Darek Oleszkiewicz– double bass
  • Marcin Pospieszalski – bass guitar
  • Marek Napiórkowski– guitar
  • Cezary Konrad – drums
  • Mino Cinelu– percussion
  • Wojciech Kowalewski – percussion
  • Barney – alien voices
  • Orchestra conducted by Mateusz Pospieszalski

Track listing:

  1. Cichy zapada zmrok – traditional
  2. Przypływ, odpływ, oddech czasu – Pet Metheny, lyrics by Magda Czapińska
  3. Tam, gdzie nie sięga wzrok – Pet Metheny, Lyle Mays, lyrics by Magda Czapińska
  4. Biel – Marcin Kydryński
  5. Czarne słowa – Anna Maria Jopek
  6. Letter from Home – Pet Metheny
  7. Are You Going with Me? – Pet Metheny, Lyle Mays
  8. Zupełnie inna ja – Pet Metheny, lyrics by Marcin Kydryński
  9. Mania mienia – Pet Metheny, lyrics by Andrzej Poniedzielski
  10. By on był tu – Pet Metheny, lyrics by Andrzej Poniedzielski
  11. Upojenie – Anna Maria Jopek, Stanisław Grochowiak
  12. Piosenka dla Stasia – Marcin Kydryński
  13. Me jedyne niebo – Pet Metheny, lyrics by Marcin Kydryński
  14. Polskie drogi – Andrzej Kurylewicz

On November 27, 1998.

On November 27, 1998, “IHT Records” label released “White Ladder”, the fourth David Gray studio album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by David Gray, Lestyn Polson and Craig McClune. The album was certified 23 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”, 10 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • David Gray – vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards
  • Craig McClune – vocals, drums, keyboards, bass
  • Tim Bradshaw – keyboards
  • Simon Edwards – bass
  • Colm Mac Con Iomaire– violin
  • Terry Edwards – string arrangements
  • Lestyn Polson – engineer, programmer
  • Marius de Vries– additional production, programming
  • Steve Sidelnyk – additional programming
  • Dave Turner – mastering
  • Donal Dineen, Phil Knott – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by David Gray, except where noted.

  1. Please Forgive Me
  2. Babylon
  3. My Oh My – David Grey, Craig McClune
  4. We’re Not Right – David Gray, Craig McClune, Lestyn Poison
  5. Nightblindness
  6. Silver Lining
  7. White Ladder – David Gray, Craig McClune, Lestyn Poison
  8. This Year’s Love
  9. Sail Away
  10. Say Hello Wave Goodbye – Marc Almond, David Bail