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In July 1977.

In July 1977, “RCA” label released “Moody Blue”, the final Elvis Presley studio album. It was recorded February – October 1976, April 1977, and was produced by Felton Jarvis, Chick Crumpacker and Don Wardell. The album was a mixture of live and studio work, and included the four tracks from Presley’s final studio recording sessions in October 1976 and two tracks left over from the previous Graceland session in February 1976. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Canada by “CRIA”, and 2 x Platinum in US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley – vocals, piano, guitars, executive producer
  • The Sweet Inspirations– background vocals
  • Sherrill Nielson – background vocals
  • Kathy Westmoreland – background vocals
  • D. Sumner& The Stamps – background vocals
  • Myrna Smith– background vocals
  • James Burton– lead guitar
  • John Wilkinson – rhythm guitar
  • Jerry Scheff– bass
  • Grayham Passmore – bass
  • David Briggs– keyboards
  • Ronnie Tutt– drums
  • Bergen White – string and horn arrangements
  • Don Wardell – executive producer
  • Dick Baxter – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Unchained Melody – Alex North, Hy Zaret
  2. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) – John Rostill
  3. Little Darlin’ – Maurice Williams
  4. Let Me Be There – John Rostill
  5. Way Down – Layng Martine, Jr.
  6. Pledging My Love – Don Robey, Ferdinand Washington
  7. Moody Blue – Mark James
  8. She Thinks I Still Care – Dickey Lee, Steve Duffy
  9. It’s Easy for You – Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice

 

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In July 1976.

In July 1976, “RCA” label released “Year of the Cat”, the seventh Al Stewart studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Alan Parsons. The cover design was by Hipgnosis and illustrator Colin Elgie.

Personnel:

  • Al Stewart – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Peter White- guitar, keyboards
  • John Perry – background vocals
  • Tim Renwick- guitar
  • Andrew Powell- string arrangements
  • Bobby Bruce – violin
  • Marion Driscoll – percussion
  • Stuart Elliott- drums, percussion
  • George Ford – bass
  • Phil Kenzie- alto saxophone
  • Don Lobster – keyboards
  • David Pack- background vocals
  • Tony Rivers- background vocals
  • Graham Smith – harmonica
  • Peter Wood- keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Stewart, except where noted.

  1. Lord Grenville
  2. On the Border
  3. Midas Shadow
  4. Sand in Your Shoes
  5. If it Doesn’t Come Naturally, Leave It
  6. Flying Sorcery
  7. Broadway Hotel
  8. One Stage Before
  9. Year of the Cat – Al Stewart, Peter Wood

In July 1975.

In July 1975, “RCA” label released “Metal Machine Music” (subtitled The Amine β Ring), the fifth Lou Reed solo album.It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Lou Reed. The album features music pieces without the usual song structure, an hour of modulated feedback and guitar effects, mixed at varying speeds, and is considered a forerunner of industrial and noise rock,

Personnel:

Lou Reed – guitars, keyboards, vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed.

  1. Metal Machine Music, Part 1
  2. Metal Machine Music, Part 2
  3. Metal Machine Music, Part 3
  4. Metal Machine Music, Part 4

In July 1973.

In July 1973, “RCA” label released “Berlin” the third Lou Reed solo album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Morgan Studios” in London, “Record Plant Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Bob Ezrin. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Berlin” at number 344 on its list the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”

Personnel:

  • Lou Reed – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Bob Ezrin– piano, mellotron, arrangement
  • Steve Hunter– electric guitar
  • Dick Wagner– electric guitar, background vocals
  • Jack Bruce– bass
  • Aynsley Dunbar– drums
  • Steve Winwood– organ, harmonium
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • J. Wilson– drums
  • Allan Macmillan – piano
  • Gene Martynec– acoustic guitar, synthesizer, vocal arrangement, bass
  • Jon Pierson – bass trombone
  • Blue Weaver– piano
  • Steve Hyden, Elizabeth March, Lou Reed, Dick Wagner – choir
  • Jim Reeves – engineer
  • Allan Macmillan – arrangement

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed.

  1. Berlin
  2. Lady Day
  3. Men of Good Fortune
  4. Caroline Says I
  5. How Do You Think It Feels
  6. Oh, Jim
  7. Caroline Says II
  8. The Kids
  9. The Bed
  10. Sad Song

In July 1971.

In July 1971, “RCA” label released “So Long, Bannatyne”, the ninth Guess Who studio album. It was recorded in1971 at “RCA’s Mid-America Recording Center” in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Jack Richardson.

Personnel:

  • Burton Cummings – piano, lead vocals, saxophone
  • Greg Leskiw – guitar, backing vocals, banjo
  • Kurt Winter – guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Kale – bass
  • Garry Peterson – drums, backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Burton Cummings and Kurt Winter except where noted.

  1. Rain Dance
  2. She Might Have Been a Nice Girl – Burton Cummings
  3. Goin’ a Little Crazy
  4. Fiddlin’
  5. Pain Train
  6. One Divided – Greg Leskiw
  7. Grey Day – Greg Leskiw
  8. Life in the Bloodstream – Burton Cummings
  9. One Man Army
  10. Sour Suite – Burton Cummings
  11. So Long, Bannatyne

 

On June 22, 2015.

On June 22, 2015, “RCA” label released “Get to Heaven”, the third Everything Everything studio album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by Stuart Price.

Personnel:

  • Jonathan Higgs – vocals, guitar, keyboards, programming
  • Jeremy Pritchard – bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboards
  • Alex Robertshaw – guitar, backing vocals, programming, keyboards
  • Michael Spearman – drums, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Stuart Price– programming, mixing
  • Tom A.D. Fuller – engineering, additional production
  • Tim Young – mastering
  • Martin King – engineering
  • Harry Broadhead – engineering
  • Andrew Archer – album cover illustration
  • Johnny Costello – layout, typography
  • Matt Tait – engineering
  • Tom A.D. Fuller – engineering, additional production
  • Phil Parsons – engineering
  • Jim Abiss – additional production
  • Ian Dowling – additional engineering
  • Luke Gibbs – recording assistant
  • Cenzo Townshend – mixing

Track listing:

  1. To the Blade
  2. Distant Past
  3. Get to Heaven
  4. Regret
  5. Spring / Sun / Winter / Dread
  6. The Wheel (Is Turning Now)
  7. Fortune 500
  8. Blast Doors
  9. Zero Pharaoh
  10. No reptiles
  11. Warm Healer

In June 1973.

In June 1973, “RCA” label released “#10”, the twelfth Guess Who studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “RCA Music Center of the World” in Hollywood, and was produced by Jack Richardson.

Personnel:

  • Burton Cummings– lead vocals, piano
  • Kurt Winter– guitars
  • Don McDougall– guitars, backing vocals
  • Bill Wallace– bass, backing vocals
  • Garry Peterson– percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Burton Cummings except noted.

  1. Take It Off My Shoulders – Don McDougall, Burton Cummings
  2. Musicione – Burton Cummings, Kurt Winter, Don McDougall, Bill Wallace, Garry Peterson
  3. Miss Frizzy – Bachman, Burton Cummings
  4. Glamour Boy
  5. Self Pity
  6. Lie Down
  7. Cardboard Empire – Bill Wallace, Kurt Winter
  8. Just Let Me Sing