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On December 13, 1988.

On December 13, 1988, “Columbia” label released “The Best Years of Our Lives”, the eighteenth Neil Diamond studio album. It was recorded in 1988, at “Chartmaker Studios”, “Lion Share Recording Studios”, “Village Recorders”, “Ocean Way Recording” in Los Angeles, “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, “Omnisound Recording Studios” in Nashville, “Seacost Sound” in Victoria, British Columbia, and was produced by David Foster.

Personnel:

  • Neil Diamond – lead vocals
  • Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Renée Geyer, Richard Page – backing vocals
  • Richard Bennett – acoustic guitar
  • Dean Parks – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Michael Landau, Steve Lukather – electric guitar
  • Mike Brignardello, Reinie Press – bass guitar
  • Tris Imboden, Paul Leim, Carlos Vega – drums
  • Michael Boddicker, Robbie Buchanan, David Foster, Tom Hensley, Alan Lindgren, Michael Omartian, David Paich – keyboards
  • Rick Bowen, Rhett Lawrence, Kevin Maloney – synthesizer programming
  • Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Dan Higgins, Bill Reichenbach Jr., Larry Williams – horns
  • David Foster, Jerry Hey – horn arrangements
  • Jeremy Lubbock – string arrangements
  • David Foster – arranger
  • Sam Cole, Chris Earthy – production coordination
  • Ned Brown, Barry Cardinale, Larry E. Williams, Alison Zanetos – production assistant
  • Jeffrey Woodruff – engineer
  • Jesse Kanner, Ray Pyle, Dave Reitzas – engineer assistant
  • Humberto Gatica – mixing
  • Mauricio Guerrero, Laura Livingston – mixing assistant
  • George Marino – mastering
  • David Kirschner – art direction, design
  • Beverley Lazor-Bahr – additional design
  • Matthew Rolston – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Diamond, except where noted.

  1. The Best Years of Our Lives
  2. Hard Times for Lovers
  3. This Time – Neil Diamond, David Foster, Jeremy Lubbock
  4. Everything’s Gonna Be Fine – Neil Diamond, Weldon Dean Parks
  5. Hooked on the Memory of You
  6. Take Care of Me – Neil Diamond, David Foster
  7. Baby Can I Hold You – Tracy Chapman
  8. Carmelita’s Eyes – Neil Diamond, David Foster
  9. Courtin’ Disaster – Neil Diamond, David Foster
  10. If I Couldn’t See You Again
  11. Long Hard Climb – Neil Diamond, Tom Hensley, Alan Lindgren

On June 20, 1989.

On June 20, 1989, “Arista” label released the self – titled, debut and the only Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe album. It was recorded 1988 – 1989, at “La Frette Studios” in Paris, “AIR Studios” in Montserrat, British West Indies, “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Jon Anderson and Chris Kimsey.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson– lead vocals
  • Bill Bruford– Tama acoustic drums, Simmons SDX electronic drums
  • Rick Wakeman– keyboards
  • Steve Howe– guitars
  • Tony Levin– vocals, bass, Chapman stick
  • Matt Clifford – vocals, keyboards, programming, orchestration
  • Milton McDonald– rhythm guitar
  • The Oxford Circus Singers – Deborah Anderson, Tessa Niles, Carol Kenyon, Frank Dunnery
  • M.C. Singers – Jon, Matt, Chris
  • Emerald Isle Community Singers
  • In Seine Singers
  • Chris Kimsey– engineering
  • Chris Potter – engineering
  • Giles Sampic – engineering
  • Rupert Coulson – assistant engineering
  • George Cowen – assistant engineering
  • Steve Orchard – assistant engineering
  • “Texas” Joe Hammer – percussion programming
  • Chris Ranson – group technician
  • Michael Barbiero– mixing
  • Steve Thompson – mixing
  • George Cowan – assistant mixing
  • Olivier Bloch-Laine – assistant
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Roger Dean– artwork, painting, design
  • Martyn Dean – stage design consultant

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, and Bill Bruford, except where noted.

  1. Themes
    1. SoundThe
    2. Second Attention
  • Soul Warrior
  1. Fist of Fire
  2. Brother of Mine
  3. The Big Dream
  4. Nothing Can Come Between Us
  • Long Lost Brother of Mine – Geoff Downes
  1. Birthright – Max Bacon
  2. The Meaning
  3. Quartet
  4. I Wanna Learn
  5. She Gives Me Love – Ben Dowling
  • Who Was the First
  1. I’m Alive
  2. Teakbois
  3. Order of the Universe
  4. Order Theme
  5. Rock Gives Courage – Rhett Lawrence
  • It’s So Hard to Grow
    1. The Universe

On November 1, 1998.

On November 1, 1998, “Atlantic” label released “American Dream”, the fifth studio and ninth overall Crosby, Stills & Nash album, also the second one with Neil Young. It was recorded April 24, 1987 – September 16, 1988, at “Redwood Digital” in Woodside, California, and was produced by Niko Bolas, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Neil Young.

Personnel:

  • David Crosby– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Stephen Stills– vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, bass synthesizer, synthesizer, handclaps, percussion
  • Graham Nash– vocals, piano, electric guitar, sound effects, keyboards, harmonica
  • Neil Young– vocals, guitars, all instruments on “This Old House”, piano, harmonica, percussion
  • Joe Vitale– drums, all instruments, sound effects and vocals on “Shadowland”; keyboards, synthesizer on “Don’t Say Goodbye”, percussion, vibraphone
  • Mike Finnigan– organ, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Joe Lala– percussion, drums
  • Chad Cromwell– drums
  • The Bluenotes: Tommy Bray, Claude Callilet, Larry Cragg, John Fumo, Steve Lawrence – horns
  • Brian Bell – synthesizer programming
  • Rhett Lawrence– synthesizer programming
  • Niko Bolas, Tim Mulligan, Tim Foster, Brentley Walton – handclaps
  • Bill Boydston, Don Gooch, Bill Lazerus – sound effects
  • The Volume Dealers Choir: Kelly Ashmore, Betsy Aubrey, Tom Banghart, Cha Blevins, Niko Bolas, Craig Doerge, Scott Gordon, R. Mac Holbert, Stanley Johnston, Bill Krause, Debbie Meister, Tim Mulligan, Susan Nash, Jay Parti, Steve Perry, Vince Slaughter, Joe Vitale, Paul Williamson – backing vocals
  • Tim Mulligan – assistant producer
  • Gary Long, Tim McCollan, Brentley Walton – engineers
  • Tom Banghart, Bob Vogt – mixing engineers
  • Gary Burden– art direction, design
  • Henry Diltz, Aaron Rapoport– photography
  • Delana Bettoli – border illustration

Track listing:

  1. American Dream – Neil Young
  2. Got it Made – Stephen Stills, Neil Young
  3. Name of Love – Neil Young
  4. Don’t Say Goodbye – Graham Nash, Joe Vitale
  5. This Old House – Neil Young
  6. Night Time for the Generals – David Crosby, Craig Doerge
  7. Shadowland – Rick Ryan, Graham Nash, Joe Vitale
  8. Drivin’ Thunder – Stephen Stills, Neil Young
  9. Clear Blue Skies – Graham Nash
  10. That Girl – Stephen Stills, Joe Vitale, Bob Glaub
  11. Compass – David Crosby
  12. Soldiers of Peace – Graham Nash, Craig Doerge, Joe Vitale
  13. Feel Your Love – Neil Young
  14. Night Song – Stephen Stills, Neil Young

On November 26, 1991.

michael-jackson-dangerous

On November 26, 1991, “Epic” label released “Dangerous”, the eighth Michael Jackson studio album. It was recorded June 1990 – October 1991, at “Ocean Way Studios” and “Record One Studios”, and was produced by Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Bill Bottrell and Bruce Swedien.  The album was certified 10 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; 4 x Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”;  6 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; 5 x Platinum in Chile by “IFPI’; Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”; Diamond in France by “SNEP”; 4 x Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Diamond in Italy by “FIMI”; 2 x Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; 7 x Platinum by Malaysia by “RIM”;  2 x Platinum in Mexico by “AMPROFON”; 3 x Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; 6 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; 6 x Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”; 3 x Platinum in Sweden by “GLF”; 5 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; 6 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 7 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Michael Jackson- lead vocals, background vocals, arrangement, vocal arrangement, rhythm arrangement, director, soprano voice
  • John Bahler- vocal and choir arrangements
  • The John Bahler Singers – choir
  • Glen Ballard- arrangement
  • John Barnes – keyboards
  • Michael Boddicker- synthesizers, speed sequencer, keyboards, keyboard programming
  • Bill Bottrell- recording engineer, audio mixer, percussion, guitar, rap, Father speaking part, drums, synthesizer, bass, mellotron
  • Craig Brock – guitar recording engineer assistant
  • Brad Buxer- keyboards, synthesizers, percussion, keyboard arrangement/programming, keyboard programming
  • Larry Corbett – solo cello
  • Andraé Crouch- choir arrangement
  • Sandra Crouch- choir arrangement
  • The Andraé Crouch Singers – choir
  • Heavy D- rap
  • George Del Barrio – string arrangement
  • Matt Forger – recording engineer, audio mixer, engineering and sound design
  • Kevin Gilbert- speed sequencer
  • Endre Granat- concertmaster
  • Linda Harmon – soprano voice
  • Jerry Hey- arrangement
  • Jean-Marie Horvat – recording engineer
  • Paul Jackson Jr.- guitar intro
  • Terry Jackson – bass guitar
  • Louis Johnson- bass guitar
  • Abraham Laboriel- bass guitar
  • Christa Larson- ending solo vocal
  • Rhett Lawrence- synthesizers, synthesizer programming, arrangement, drums , percussion
  • Bryan Loren- drums, Moog bass
  • Johnny Mandel- orchestral arrangement and conductor
  • Jasun Martz- keyboards
  • Andres McKenzie – Son speaking part
  • Jim Mitchell – guitar recording engineer
  • René Moore- arrangement, keyboards
  • David Paich- keyboards, synthesizers, keyboard arrangement, keyboard programming, rhythm arrangement
  • Marty Paich- orchestral arrangement and conductor
  • Greg Phillinganes- keyboards
  • Tim Pierce- heavy metal guitar
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Steve Porcaro- synthesizers, keyboards, keyboard programming
  • Teddy Riley- recording engineer, audio mixer, arrangement, keyboards, synthesizers, drums, guitar, rhythm arrangement, synthesizer arrangement
  • Thom Russo- recording engineer
  • Slash- special guitar performance
  • Bruce Swedien- co-producer, recording engineer, audio mixer, arrangement, keyboards, drums, percussion
  • Jai Winding – keyboards, keyboard programming, piano, bass
  • Mystery Girl (Princess Stéphanie of Monaco) – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Jam – Michael Jackson, René Moore, Bruce Swedien, Teddy Riley
  2. Why You Wanna Trip on Me – Teddy Riley, Bernard Belle
  3. In the Closet – Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley
  4. She Drives Me Wild – Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley; rap lyrics by Aqil Davidson
  5. Remember the Time – Teddy Riley, Michael Jackson, Bernard Belle
  6. Can’t Let Her Get Away – Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley
  7. Heal the World – Michael Jackson
  8. Black or White – Michael Jackson, Bill Bottrell
  9. Who Is It – Michael Jackson
  10. Give In to Me – Michael Jackson, Bill Bottrell
  11. Will You Be There – Michael Jackson
  12. Keep the Faith – Glen Ballard, Siedah Garrett, Michael Jackson
  13. Gone Too Soon – Larry Grossman, Buz Kohan
  14. Dangerous – Michael Jackson, Bill Bottrell, Teddy Riley

 

On May 17, 1988.

In the City of Angels

On May 17, 1988, “Columbia” label released “In the City of Angels”, the fifth Jon Anderson solo album. It was recorded 1988, at “Ocean Way Recording” in Hollywood, and was produced by Stewart Levine.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson- vocals, harp, drums, percussion
  • Steve Lukather- guitar
  • Steve Porcaro- keyboard programming
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Mike Porcaro- bass
  • David Paich- keyboards, orchestration
  • Joseph Williams- backing vocals
  • Larry Williams – keyboards, programming
  • John Robinson – drums
  • Paul Jackson Jr.- guitar
  • Jimmy Haslip- bass
  • Lenny Castro- percussion
  • Dann Huff- guitar
  • Michael Landau- guitar
  • Marc Russo – saxophone
  • Paulinho Da Costa- percussion
  • Gordon Peeke – drum programming
  • Don Freeman – keyboards
  • Jerry Hey- trumpet
  • Gary Grant – trumpet
  • Bill Reichenbach Jr.- sax, trombone
  • Kim Hutchcroft – sax
  • Rhett Lawrence- keyboards, programming
  • The Cathedral Choir – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Hold on to Love – Jon Anderson, Lamont Dozier
  2. If It Wasn’t for Love (Oneness Family) – Jon Anderson
  3. Sundancing (For the Hopi/Navajo Energy) – Jon Anderson
  4. Is It Me – Jon Anderson, Rhett Lawrence
  5. In a Lifetime – Jon Anderson, Lamont Dozier
  6. For You – Jon Anderson, David Paich
  7. New Civilization – Jon Anderson, Don Freeman, Gordon Peeke
  8. It’s On Fire – Jon Anderson, Don Freeman
  9. Betcha – Jon Anderson, Don Rhett Lawrence
  10. Top of the World (The Glass Bead Game) – Jon Anderson, David Paich
  11. Hurry Home (Song from The Pleiades) – Jon Anderson