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Charlie Daniels Band: Fire on the Mountain

On November 29, 1974, “Kama Sutra” label released “Fire on the Mountain”, the second Charlie Daniels Band album, and the fifth Charlie Daniels studio album overall. Seven studio tracks were recorded in 1974, at “Capricorn Studios” in Macon, Georgia, and two live tracks were recorded at “The War Memorial Auditorium” in Nashville, Tennessee. The album was produced by Paul Hornsby. In 1992, it was certified Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”. 

Track listing:

  • Charlie Daniels – lead vocals, acoustic, electric, slide guitars, banjo
  • Barry Barnes – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Joel “Taz” DiGregorio – vocals, keyboards
  • Mark Fitzgerald – bass guitar
  • Gary Allen – drums, percussion
  • Fred Edwards – drums
  • Richard Betts – dobro
  • Jaimie Nichol – congas
  • Ovie Sparks – engineer
  • Tony Humphreys – engineer assistant
  • Roslav Szaybo, Simon Cantwell – design
  • James Flournoy Holmes, Kent Griggs – cover art, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Charlie Daniels, except where noted.

  1. Caballo Diablo
  2. Long Haired Country Boy
  3. Trudy
  4. Georgia
  5. Feeling Free – Barry Barnes
  6. The South’s Gonna Do It
  7. New York City, King Size Rosewood Bed
  8. No Place to Go (live)
  9. Orange Blossom Special (live) – Ervin T. Rouse

Bette Midler: The Divine Miss M

On November 7, 1972, “Atlantic” label released “The Divine Miss M”, the debut Bette Midler studio album. It was recorded 1971 – 1972, at “Atlantic Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Ahmet Ertegun, Barry Manilow. Geoffrey Haslam and Joel Dorn. The album was certified Platinum in US and Canada.

Personnel:

  • Bette Midler – lead vocals
  • Dickie Frank – guitar
  • David Spinozza – guitars
  • Don Arnone – guitar
  • Dick Hyman – piano
  • Barry Manilow – piano
  • Pat Rebillot – piano
  • Ron Carter – bass guitar
  • Michael Federal – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Milt Hinton – bass
  • Ted Sommer – drums
  • Ray Lucas – drums
  • Kevin Ellman – drums
  • Ralph MacDonald – percussion instruments
  • Cissy Houston – backing vocals
  • Tender Loving Care (Renelle Broxton, Diedre Tuck, Beverly McKenzie) – backing vocals
  • Gail Kantor – backing vocals
  • Melissa Manchester – backing vocals
  • Merle Miller – backing vocals
  • Gene Orloff – violin
  • Emanuel Green – violin
  • Selwart Clarke – viola
  • Kermit Moore – cello
  • Thom Bell – horn and string arrangements
  • Barry Manilow – arranger, conductor
  • William S. Fischer – string arrangement
  • Marty Nelson – vocal arranger
  • Arif Mardin – arrangements
  • Lew Hahn – engineer
  • Richard Amsel – illustration
  • Richard Mantel – art direction, design
  • Kenn Duncan – photography
  • Geoffrey Haslam, Lew Hahn, Bob Liftin – remix

Track listing:

  1. Do You Want to Dance – Bobby Freeman
  2. Chapel of Love – Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector
  3. Superstar – Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell
  4. Daytime Hustler – Jeff Kent
  5. Am I Blue – Harry Akst, Grant Clarke
  6. Friends (Session 1) – Mark Klingman, Buzzy Linhart
  7. Hello in There – John Prine
  8. Leader of the Pack – George Morton, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
  9. Delta Dawn – Larry Collins, Alex Harvey
  10. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – Don Raye, Hughie Prince
  11. Friends (Session 2) – Mark Klingman, Buzzy Linhart

Cheap Trick: Dream Police

On September 21, 1979, “Epic” label released “Dream Police”, the fourth Cheap Trick studio album. It was recorded 1978 – 1979, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Tom Werman. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Robin Zander – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Rick Nielsen – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Tom Petersson – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Bun E. Carlos – drums, percussion
  • Jai Winding – organ, piano, keyboards, synth
  • Steve Lukather – guitar
  • Gary Ladinsky – engineer
  • Mike Beiriger – engineers
  • Ken Adamany – assistant engineer
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Steve Dessau – design 
  • Paula Scher – design
  • Reid Miles – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Nielsen, except where noted.

  1. Dream Police
  2. Way of the World – Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen
  3. The House Is Rockin’ (With Domestic Problems) – Tom Petersson, Rick Nielsen
  4. Gonna Raise Hell
  5. I’ll Be with You Tonight – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Bun E. Carlos, Tom Petersson
  6. Voices
  7. Writing on the Wall
  8. I Know What I Want
  9. Need Your Love – Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson

The Tragically Hip: In Violet Light

On June 11, 2002, “Universal” label released “In Violet Light”, the eighth Tragically Hip (The) album. It was recorded 2001 – 2002, at “Compass Point” in Nassau, “The Bathouse” in Bath, Ontario, and was produced by Hugh Padgham, Mark Vreeken, Gord Downie, Paul Langlois, Rob Baker, Gord Sinclar and Johnny Fay. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”.

Personnel:

  • Gord Downie – violin
  • Paul Langlois – guitar
  • Rob Baker – guitar, design, cover painting
  • Gord Sinclair – bass
  • Johnny Fay – drums
  • Neil Symonette – percussion
  • Mark Vreeken – recording
  • Hugh Padgham – additional recording, engineer 
  • Terry Manning – engineer
  • Alex Dixon, Oswald Bowe, Aaron Holmberg, Dave Koster – engineer assistant
  • Hugh Padgham, Terry Manning – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Andrew McLachlan – design
  • Richard Beland – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Gord Downie, Paul Langlois, Rob Baker, Gord Sinclar and Johnny Fay.

  1. Are You Ready
  2. Use It Up
  3. The Darkest One
  4. It’s a Good Life If You Don’t Weaken
  5. Silver Jet
  6. Throwing off Glass
  7. All Tore Up
  8. Leave
  9. A Beautiful Thing
  10. The Dire Wolf
  11. The Dark Canuck

Little River Band: Sleeper Catcher

On May 26, 1978, “EMI” label released “Sleeper Catcher”, the fourth Little River Band album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Armstrong Studios” in Melbourne, Australia, and was produced by  John Boylan, Glenn Shorrock, David Briggs, Beeb Birtles, Graham Goble, George McArdle and Derek Pellicci. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Glenn Shorrock – lead vocals
  • David Briggs – lead guitar, Roland synthesizer guitars
  • Beeb Birtles – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Graham Goble – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, vocal arrangements
  • George McArdle – bass
  • Derek Pellicci – drums, percussion
  • Vernon Hill – flute
  • Bob Venier – flugelhorn
  • Pan Raines – harp
  • Peter Sullivan – acoustic and electric pianos
  • Peter Jones – electric piano
  • Mal Logan – Hammond organ
  • Rick Formosa – conductor, orchestral arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Fall from Paradise – Beeb Birtles, Graham Goble
  2. Lady – Graham Goble
  3. Red-Headed Wild Flower – Beeb Birtles, Ed Nimmervoll
  4. Light of Day – Beeb Birtles
  5. So Many Paths – Glenn Shorrock, Idris Jones
  6. Reminiscing – Graham Goble
  7. Sanity’s Side – Glenn Shorrock, Chris Dawes
  8. Shut Down Turn Off – Glenn Shorrock
  9. One for the Road – Beeb Birtles, Graham Goble

On march 17, 1986,

On March 17, 1986, “Mute” label released “Black Celebration”, the fifth Depeche Mode studio album. It was recorded November 1985 – January 1986, at “Westside Studios” and “Genetic Studios” in London, “Hansa Mischraum” in Berlin and was produced by Gareth Jones, Daniel Miller, Alan Wilder, Andrew Fletcher, David Gahan and Martin Gore. The album was certified Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”.

Personnel:

  • David Gahan – vocals
  • Martin Gore – vocals, guitars, piano, melodica, synthesizer, bass, sampler
  • Alan Wilder – piano, keyboards, samples
  • Andrew Fletcher – keyboards, synthesizer, sampler, bas
  • Dave Allen – recording
  • Phil Tennant – recording assistance
  • Richard Sullivan – engineering assistance
  • Peter Schmidt – engineering assistance
  • Tim Young – mastering
  • Martyn Atkins – design
  • David A. Jones – design
  • Mark Higenbottam – design
  • Brian Griffin – photography
  • Stuart Graham – photography assistance

Track listing:

All tracks by Martin L. Gore.

  1. Black Celebration
  2. Fly on the Windscreen – Final
  3. A Question of Lust
  4. Sometimes
  5. It Doesn’t Matter Two
  6. A Question of Time
  7. Stripper
  8. Here is the House
  9. World Full of Nothing
  10. Dressed in Black
  11. New Dress

On February 5, 2010.

On February 5, 2010, “Epic” label released “Soldier of Love”, the sixth Sade studio album. It was recorded in 2009, at “Real World Box” in UK, “El Cortijo” in San Pedro de Alcántara, Spain, and was produced by Mike Pela and Sade. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, 2x Platinum in France by “SNEP”, Platinum in Greece by “IFPI Greece”, 2 x Platinum in Hungary by “MAHASZ”, Diamond in Poland by “ZPAV”, 2 x Platinum in Russia by “NFPF”, Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”, and Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Sade Adu – vocals, programming
  • Stuart Matthewman – guitar, saxophone, programming
  • Andrew Hale – keyboards, programming
  • Paul S. Denman – bass
  • Tony Momrelle – vocals
  • Leroy Osbourne – vocals
  • Ila Adu – vocals
  • Clay Matthewman – vocals
  • Juan Janes – guitar
  • Sophie Muller – ukulele
  • Martin Ditcham – percussion, drums
  • Pete Lewinson – drums
  • Everton Nelson – violin
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Gordon Matthewman – trumpet
  • Noel Langley – trumpet
  • Mike Pela –engineer; mixing
  • Mark “Spike” Stent – mixing
  • Michael Brauer – mixing
  • Andrew Nicholls – additional pre-production engineering 
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Sophie Muller – art direction, photography
  • Tom Hingston Studio – design

Track listing:

All lyrics by Sade Adu, music as noted.

  1. The Moon and the Sky – Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman, Andrew Hale
  2. Soldier of Love – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman, Paul S. Denman
  3. Morning Bird – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  4. Babyfather – Sade Adu, Juan Janes, Andrew Nichols, Stuart Matthewman
  5. Long Hard Road – Sade Adu, Juan Janes, Andrew Nichols
  6. Be That Easy – Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman
  7. Bring Me Home – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  8. In Another Time – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  9. Skin – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman, Paul S. Denman
  10. The Safest Place – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale

On January 11, 1984.

On January 11, 1984, “Sire” label released “Learning to Crawl”, the third Pretenders (The) studio album. It was recorded May 1982 – 1983, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Chrissie Hynde – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Robbie McIntosh – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Malcolm Foster – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Martin Chambers – lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion
  • Billy Bremner – vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
  • Tony Butler – bass guitar
  • Andrew Bodnar – vocals, bass guitar
  • Paul Carrack – vocals, piano
  • Steve Churchyard – engineer
  • Peter Barrett – art direction
  • Paul Cox – front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Chrissie Hynde, except where noted.

  1. Middle of the Road
  2. Back on the Chain Gang
  3. Time the Avenger
  4. Watching the Clothes
  5. Show Me
  6. Thumbelina
  7. My City Was Gone
  8. Thin Line Between Love and Hate – Richard Poindexter, Robert Poindexter, Jackie Members
  9. I Hurt You
  10. 2000 Miles

On december 15, 1991.

On December 15, 1991, “EMI – Odeon” label released “V”, the fifth Legião Urbana studio album. It was recorded October – December 1991, at “Estúdio Mega”, in Rio De Janeiro, and was produced by Mayrton Bahia. The album was certified Platinum in Brazil by “Pro-Musica Brazil”.

Personnel:

  • Renato Russo — vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Dado Villa-Lobos — lead guitar
  • Marcelo Bonfá — drums, percussion
  • Bruno Araújo — bass guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Dado Villa-Lobos, Renato Russo, and Marcelo Bonfá except where noted.

  1. Love Song (contains a section of “Cantiga de Amor”, by Nuno Fernandes Torneol)
  2. Metal Contra as Nuvens
  3. A Ordem dos Templários
  4. A Montanha Mágica
  5. O Teatro dos Vampiros
  6. Sernissima
  7. Vento no Litoral
  8. O Mundo Anda Tão Complicado
  9. L’Âge d’Or
  10. Come Share My Life – traditional

On December 9, 2003.

On December 9, 2003, “Island” label released “Reason”, the second Hoobastank studio album. It was recorded March – August 2003, at “Bay 7 Studios”, “Valley Village Studios”, “Sparky Dog Studios” in Calabasas, California, and was produced by Howard Benson. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, 2 x Platinum in the USA by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Doug Robb – lead and background vocals 
  • Dan Estrin – acoustic and electric guitar 
  • Markku Lappalainen – bass guitar 
  • Chris Hesse – drums 
  • Michael Valerio – upright bass 
  • Howard Benson – keyboards
  • Mark Robertson – violin, string contractor
  • Sam Fisher – violin
  • Rene Mandel – violin
  • Simon Oswell – viola
  • Shanti Randall – viola
  • Evan Wilson – viola
  • Victor Lawrence – cello
  • David Low – cello
  • Deborah Lurie – string arrangements
  • David Mergen – cello
  • Jamie Oliver – group vocals 
  • Ian Watkins – group vocals
  • Chris Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Mike Plotnikoff – mixing
  • Louis Marino – art direction, design, illustrations
  • Danny Clinch – band photography
  • RJ Muna – cover photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Doug Robb; all music by Daniel Estrin.

  1. Same Direction
  2. Out of Control
  3. What Happened to Us
  4. Escape
  5. Just One
  6. Lucky
  7. From the Heart
  8. The Reason
  9. Let It Out
  10. Unaffected
  11. Never There
  12. Disappear