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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

 

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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

 

On November 24, 1992.

On November 24, 1992, “Columbia” label released “The Future”, the ninth Leonard Cohen studio album. It was recorded January – June 1992, and was produced by Leonard Cohen, Steve Lindsey, Bill Ginn, Leanne Ungar, Rebecca De Mornay and Yoav Goren. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”.

Personnel:

  • Leonard Cohen – vocals, programming, saxophone, violin
  • Bob Metzger, Paul Jackson Jr., Dean Parks, Dennis Herring – guitar
  • Freddie Washington, Bob Glaub, Lee Sklar– bass
  • Steve Lindsey, Greg Phillinganes, Jeff Fisher, Randy Kerber, John Barnes, James Cox, Mike Finnigan, Stephen Croes – keyboards
  • Steve Meador, James Gadson, Vinnie Colaiuta, Ed Greene– drums
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Brandon Fields, Lon Price – tenor saxophone
  • Greg Smith – baritone saxophone
  • Lee Thornburg – trumpet, trombone
  • Bob Furgo – violin
  • Anjani Thomas, Jacquelyn Gouche-Farris, Tony Warren, Valerie Pinkston-Mayo, Julie Christensen, Perla Batalla, David Morgan, Jennifer Warnes, Edna Wright, Jean Johnson, Peggi Blu – backing vocals
  • The A. Mass Choir– choir; directed by Donald Taylor
  • David Campbell – orchestral and background vocal arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Leonard Cohen, except where noted.

  1. The Future
  2. Waiting for the Miracle – Leonard Cohen, Sharon Robinson
  3. Be for Real – Frederick Knight
  4. Closing Time
  5. Anthem
  6. Democracy
  7. Light as the Breeze
  8. Always – Irving Berlin
  9. Tacoma Trailer

On November 23, 2008.

On November 23, 2008, “Geffen” label released “Chinese Democracy”, the sixth Guns N’ Roses studio album. It was recorded 1997 – 2007, and was produced by Axl Rose and Caram Costanzo. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”, Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”, Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Axl Rose– lead vocals, keyboards, synthesizers, piano, guitar, samples, arrangements, digital editing, Logic Pro engineering, mixing, art direction
  • Robin Finck– keyboards, electric and acoustic guitars, arrangements, editing
  • Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal– guitar
  • Buckethead– electric and acoustic guitar, arrangements
  • Paul Tobias– guitar, piano, arrangements
  • Richard Fortus– guitar
  • Tommy Stinson– bass guitar, backing vocals, arrangements
  • Bryan “Brain” Mantia– drums, arrangements, initial production, engineering, drum machine, drum programming, Logic Pro engineering
  • Frank Ferrer– drums
  • Dizzy Reed– keyboards, backing vocals, synthesizers, piano, arrangements, Logic Pro engineering
  • Chris Pitman– keyboards, sub-bass, synthesizers, bass and drum programming, backing vocals, twelve-string guitar, drum machine, string machine, Mellotron, arrangements, digital editing, engineering, Logic Pro engineering
  • Josh Freese– arrangements
  • Marco Beltrami, Paul Buckmaster– orchestra and arrangements
  • Suzy Katayama – arrangements, French horn
  • Sebastian Bach– backing vocals
  • Patti Hood – harp
  • Ryan Corey – art direction, design
  • Somyot Hananuntasuk – illustrations
  • Sasha Volkova – illustration
  • Terry Hardin – cover photography
  • George Chin – photography
  • Shi Lifeng – artwork
  • Lie Yuan, He An, Jiang Congi, Kevin Zuckerman, Lian Xue Ming, Anton S. Kandinksy, Marat Bekeev, Xiao Ping, Lou Jie, Sandra Yagi, Socar Myles, Rankin, Johnie Hurtig, Gloria Gaddis – Illustrations alternate booklets:
  • Caram Costanzo – engineering, digital editing, arrangements, sub drums, mixing
  • Roy Thomas Baker– additional production, preproduction
  • Jeff “Critter” Newell, Dan Monti, Jeremy Blair – engineering
  • Eric Caudieux– digital editing, drum machine, drum programming, arrangements, sub drums, additional production, Pro Tools engineering
  • Sean Beavan– recording and digital editing, arrangements, initial production, additional production
  • Youth– initial arrangement suggestions, additional demo pre-production
  • Pete Scaturro – arrangements, initial production, keyboards, digital editing, engineering
  • Billy Howerdel– recording, editing , Logic Pro engineering
  • Stuart White – Logic Pro engineering
  • John O’Mahony – Pro Tools mixing
  • Okhee Kim, Andy Gwynn, Brian Monteath, Dave Dominguez, Jose Borges, Joe Peluso, Christian Baker, James Musshorn, Jan Petrov, JeffRobinette, Bob Koszela, Paul Payne, Mark Gray, Xavier Albira, Dror Mohar, Eric Tabala, Shawn Berman, Donald Clark, Shinnosuke Miyazawa, Vanessa Parr, John Beene, Al Perrotta – engineering assistance
  • Greg Morgenstein, Paul DeCarli, Billy Bowers, Justin Walden, Rail Jon Rogut, Isaac Abolin – additional Pro Tools
  • Andy Wallace– mixing
  • Mike Scielzi, Paul Suarez – mixing assistance
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering

Track listing:

All lyrics Axl Rose, except where noted.

  1. Chinese Democracy – Axl Rose, Joshua Freese, Paul Tobias, Thomas Stinson, Darren Reed, Robert Finck, Caram Costanzo, Eric Caudieux
  2. Shackler’s Revenge – Axl Rose, Robert Finck, Brian Carroll, Bryan Manta, Caram Costanzo, Peter Scaturro
  3. Better – Axl Rose, Robert Finck
  4. Street of Dreams – Axl Rose, Robert Finck, Darren Reed,Thomas Stinson, Paul Tobias
  5. If the World – Axl Rose, Chris Pitman
  6. There Was a Tiime – Axl Rose, Paul Tobias, Darren Reed, Thomas Stinson
  7. Catcher in the Rye – Axl Rose, Thomas Stinson, Darren Reed, Robert Finck, Paul Tobias
  8. Scraped – Axl Rose, Carroli Costanzo
  9. Riad N’ the Bedouins – Axl Rose, Robert Finck, Thomas Stinson, Paul Tobias
  10. Sorry – Axl Rose, Carroli Costanzo
  11. R.S. – Axl Rose, Paul Tobias, Darren Reed
  12. Madagascar – contains samples of speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr, Axl Rose, Chris Pitman
  13. This I Love – Axl Rose
  14. Prostitute – Axl Rose, Robert Finck, Paul Tobias