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On March 14, 2011.

On March 14, 2011, “Parlaphone” label released “The Most Incredible Thing”, album by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. It featured music for the 2011 ballet of same name, based on 1870 fairy tale by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. It was recorded 2009 – 2010, and was produced by Sven Helbig, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. Wrocław Score Orchestra was recorded by “Teldex Studio Berlin” in the “Concert Hall of Polish Radio” in Wrocław, Poland


  • Neil Tenant – performer
  • Chris Lowe– performer, programming
  • Bartek Bober – concertmaster
  • Joris Bartsch Buhle – contractor
  • Pete Gleadall – programming
  • Andreas Gundlach – piano
  • Sven Helbig– orchestrations
  • Dominic Wheeler – Wrocław Score Orchestra conductor
  • Jan-Peter Klöpfel – copyist
  • Bob Kraushaar– mixing
  • Tobias Lehmann – sound engineer, editing
  • Tom Russbüldt – Pro Toolsengineer
  • Dietrich Zöllner – copyist

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.

Act One

  1. Prologue
  2. The Grind
  3. The Challenge
  4. Help Me
  5. Risk
  6. Physical Jerks
  7. The Competition
  8. The Meeting” – 2:52

Act Two

  1. The Clock 1/2/3
  2. The Clock 4/5/6
  3. The Clock 7/8/9
  4. The Clock 10/11/12
  5. The Winner
  6. Destruction

Act Three

  1. Back to the Grind
  2. The Miracle – Ceremony
  3. The Miracle – Revolution
  4. The Miracle – Resurrection
  5. The Miracle – Colour and Light
  6. The Miracle – The Meeting (Reprise)
  7. The Wedding

On November 20, 1979.

On November 20, 1979, “Casablanca” label released “Gloryhallastoopid (Or Pin the Tale on the Funky)”, the eight Parliament studio album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by George Clinton.


  • Michael Hampton, Garry Shider, William Collins, Phelps Collins, Gordon Carlton, DeWayne McKnight, Walter Morrison – guitars
  • Rodney Curtis, Donnie Sterling, William Collins, DeWayne McKnight, Walter Morrison – bass
  • Bernie Worrell, Walter Morrison, David Lee Chong – keyboards
  • Dennis Chambers, Kenny Colton, Tyrone Lampkin, William Collins, DeWayne McKnight – drums
  • Larry Fratangelo, Carl “Butch” Small – percussion
  • Greg Thomas, Greg Boyer, Bennie Cowens, Larry Hatcher, Maceo Parker, Sam Peakes – horns
  • Bernie Worrell, Fred Wesley, P-Funk Horns (The Baltimore Connection Horn Section), Sam Peakes – horn arrangements
  • Ray Davis, Garry Shider, Ron Ford, Larry Heckstall, Michael “Clip” Payne, Tracey “Lewd” Lewis, Linda Shider, Dawn Silva, Sheila Horne, Jeanette Washington, Jeanette McGruder, Shirley Hayden, Janice Evans, Greg Thomas, Robert Johnson, Ron Dunbar, Jessica Cleaves, Philippe Wynne, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Gary Cooper, Joel Johnson, Wellington Wigout, Star Child – choir
  • Jerome Rogers, Tony Davis, Andre Williams, Larry Hackett, Walter Morrison, Rod – additional backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Prologue
  2. (Gloryhallastoopid) Pin the Tail on the Funky – Bootsy Collins, George Clinton
  3. Party People – Bootsy Collins , George Clinton, Garry Shider
  4. The Big Bang Theory – Donnie Sterling, Ron Dunbar, George Clinton
  5. The Freeze (Sizzaleenmean) – DeWayne McKnight, George Clinton
  6. Colour Me Funky – Walter Morrison (J.S.Theracon), George Clinton
  7. Theme from the Black Hole – Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Walter Morrison (J.S.Theracon)
  8. May We Bang You? – George Clinton, William Collins, Bootsy Collins, Walter Morrison (J.S.Theracon)

On September 1, 1977.

On September 1, 1977, “Anthem Records” label released “A Farewell to Kings”, the fifth Rush studio album. It was recorded in June 1977, at “Rockfield Studios”  in  Wales and was mixed at “Advision Studios” in London, and was produced by Terry Brown, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart.


  • Geddy Lee– vocals, bass and twelve-string guitar, Minimoog, bass pedal synthesizers
  • Alex Lifeson– electric and acoustic six- and twelve-string guitars, classical guitar, bass pedal synthesizers
  • Neil Peart– drums, orchestra bells, wind chimes, bell tree, vibraslap, triangle, tubular bells, temple blocks
  • Terry Brown: spoken vocals
  • Recorded by Terry Brown and Pat Moran
  • Mixed by Terry Brown, with Declan O’Doherty and Ken Thomas
  • Mastered by George Graves
  • Artand graphic direction – Hugh Syme
  • Cover photography- Yosh Inouye
  • Sleeve photograph – Roger Stowell
  • Liner photos – Fin Costello

Track listing:

All lyrics by Neil Peart, except where noted; all musis by Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee, except where noted.

  1. A Farewell to Kings – music by Geddy Lee, Neil Peart
  2. Xanadu
  3. Closer to the Heart – lyrics by Neil Peart, Peter Talbot
  4. Cinderella Man – Geddy Lee
  5. Madrigal
  6. Cygnus X-1 Book I: The Voyage
  • I. Prologue
  • II. 1
  • III. 2
  • IV. 3

In July 1981.

In July 1981, “Jet” label released “Time”, the ninth ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Musicland Studios” in Munich, Germany, and “Polar Studios” in Stockholm, Sweden, and was produced by Jeff Lynne. The album was certified Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.


  • Jeff Lynne– lead and backing vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, piano, synthesizers, vocoder
  • Bev Bevan– drums, percussion
  • Richard Tandy– acoustic and electric pianos, synthesizers, vocoder, guitars
  • Kelly Groucutt– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Bill Bottrell– engineer
  • Mack– engineer
  • Strings conducted by Rainer Pietsch

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Lynne.

  1. Prologue
  2. Twilight
  3. Yours Truly 2095
  4. Ticket to the Moon
  5. The Way Life’s Meant to Be
  6. Another Heart Breaks
  7. Rain is Falling
  8. From the End of the World
  9. The Lights Go Down
  10. Here Is the News
  11. 21st Century Man
  12. Hold on Tight
  13. Epilogue

On December 21, 1984.


On December 21, 1984, “Barking Pumpkin Records” label released “Thing-Fish”,  triple album box set by Frank Zappa. It was recorded 1976, 1980 -1983, and was produced by Frank Zappa.


  • Frank Zappa – book, arrangements
  • Ike Willis— Thing-Fish
  • Terry Bozzio— Harry
  • Dale Bozzio— Rhonda
  • Napoleon Murphy Brock— The Evil Prince
  • Bob Harris — Harry-As-A-Boy
  • Johnny “Guitar” Watson— Brown Moses
  • Ray White— Owl-Gonkwin-Jane Cowhoon
  • Mark Pinske, Bob Stone – recording engineers
  • Mark Pinske – engineering mixer
  • Ladi Von Jansky – cover photo

Track listing:

All tracks by Frank Zappa.

  1. Prologue
  2. The Mammy Nuns
  3. Harry & Rhonda
  4. Galoot Up-Date
  5. The ‘Torchum’ Never Stops
  6. That Evil Prince
  7. You Are What You Is
  8. Mudd Club
  9. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
  10. Clowns on Velvet
  11. Harry-As-a-Boy
  12. He’s So Gay
  13. The Massive Improve’lence
  14. Artificial Rhonda
  15. The Crab-Grass Baby
  16. The White Boy Troubles
  17. No Not Now
  18. Briefcase Boogie
  19. Brown Moses
  20. Wistful Wit a Fist-Full
  21. Drop Dead
  22. Won Ton On


On April 14, 1972.

Three friends

On April 14, 1972, “Vertigo” label released “Three Friends”, the third Gentle Giant album. It was recorded in December 1971, at “Advison Studios” and “Command Studios” in London, and was produced by Gentle Giant.


  • Kerry Minnear – vocals, Hammond organ, piano, electric piano, Mellotron,  Minimoog,  Clavinet, Baldwin Spinet electric harpsishord, Vibraphone, bongos, triangle
  • Derek Shulman – vocals
  • Phil Shulman- vocals, tenor saxophone, tenor saxophones, baritone saxophone, baritone saxophones
  • Ray Shulman- vocals, bass, fuzz bass, violins, electric violin, 12 string guitar
  • Gary Green- electric guitar, mandolin, tambourine
  • Malcolm Mortimore- drums, concert snare, hi-hat, bass drum
  • Calvin Shulman – boy’s voice
  • Martin Rushent – engineer
  • Rick Breach – sleeve design

Track listing:

All tracks by Kerry Minnear, Derek Shulman, Phil Shulman, and Ray Shulman, except where noted.

  1. Prologue – Phil Shulman, Ray Shulman, Kerry Minnear
  2. Schooldays – Phil Shulman, Ray Shulman, Kerry Minnear
  3. Working All Day
  4. Peel the Paint
  5. Mister Class and Quality – Phil Shulman, Ray Shulman, Kerry Minnear
  6. Three Friends


On April 28, 1969.


On April 28, 1969, “Columbia” label released the debut, self-titled Chicago Transit Authority album. Later the band changed its name to Chicago and the debut album became known as “Chicago I”.  It was recorded in “Columbia Recording Studios” in New York City and was produced by James William Guercio.


  • Peter Cetera- bass guitar, vocals, agogo bells
  • Terry Kath- electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Robert Lamm- acoustic piano, Hammond organ, Hohner Pianet, Wurlitzer electric piano, vocals, maracas
  • Lee Loughnane- trumpet, claves
  • James Pankow- trombone, cowbell
  • Walter Parazaider- woodwinds, tambourine
  • Danny Seraphine- drums, percussion
  • James William Guercio – original liner notes
  • Fred Catero – engineer
  • Nick Fasciano – artwork

Track listing:

  1. Introduction – Terry Kath
  2. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? – Robert Lamm
  3. Beginnings – Robert Lamm
  4. Questions 67 and 68 – Robert Lamm
  5. Listen – Robert Lamm
  6. Poem 58 – Robert Lamm
  7. Free Form Guitar – Terry Kath
  8. South California Purples – Robert Lamm
  9. I’m a Man – Steve Winwood, Jimmy Miller
  10. Prologue – James William Guercio
  11. Someday – James Pankow, Robert Lamm
  12. Liberation – James Pankow