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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 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 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

 

On November 20, 1989.

On November 20, 1989,”Virgin” label released “…But Seriously”, the fourth Phil Collins studio album. It was recorded April – October 1989, at “The Farm” in Chiddingfold, Surrey, UK, “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Phil Collins and Hugh Padgham. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Argentina by “CAPIF”, 5 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, 2 x Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”, 7 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Diamond in France by “SNEP”, 6 x Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”, Platinum in Hong Kong by “IFPI Hong Kong”, 3 x Platinum in Italy by “FIMI”, Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”, 2 x Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”, Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, 2 x Platinum in Portugal by “AFP”,  7 x Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”, 5 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”, 9 x Platinum in UK by “BPI and 4 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Phil Collins– vocals, drums, percussion, tambourine, keyboards, mixing
  • Daryl Stuermer– guitar
  • Leland Sklar– bass guitar
  • David Crosby– vocals
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Pino Palladino– bass guitar
  • Stephen Bishop– vocals
  • Eric Clapton– guitar
  • Steve Winwood– Hammond organ
  • Dominic Miller- guitar
  • The Phenix Horns:
    • Don Myrick– saxophone
    • Louis Satterfield– trombone
    • Harry Kim– trumpet
    • Rhamlee Michael Davis – trumpet
  • Alex Brown, Marva King, Lynne Fiddmont – backing vocals
  • Hugh Padgham – mixing, engineer
  • Ed Goodreau, Simon Osbourne – assistant engineer
  • Tom Tom 84 – horn arrangements
  • Maurice Spears – music preparation
  • Trevor Key– photography

 

Track listing:

All tracks by Phil Collins, except where noted.

 

  1. Hang in Long Enough
  2. That’s Just the Way It Is
  3. Find a Way to My Heart
  4. Colours
  5. Father to Son
  6. Another Day in Paradise
  7. All of My Life
  8. Something Happened on the Way to Heaven
  9. Do You Remember?
  10. I Wish It Would Rain Down

On November 18, 1997.

On November 18, 1997, “Vertigo” and “Elektra” labels released “Reload”, the seventh Metallica studio album. It was recorded May – October 1997, at “The Plant Studios” in Sausalito, California, and was produced by James Hetfield, Bob Rock and Lars Ulrich. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”, Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”, Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”, Platinum in Sweden by “GLF”, and 3 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • James Hetfield– vocals, guitar
  • Kirk Hammett– guitar
  • Jason Newsted– bass
  • Lars Ulrich– drums, percussion
  • Marianne Faithfull– additional vocals
  • Bernardo Bigalli – violin
  • David Miles – hurdy-gurdy
  • Jim McGillveray – percussion
  • Brian Dobbs – engineering
  • Randy Staub – engineering, mixing
  • Darren Grahn – assistant engineering, digital editing
  • Kent Matcke, Gary Winger, Bernardo Bigalli – assistant engineering
  • Mike Fraser– mixing
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Paul DeCarli, Mike Gillies – digital editing
  • Andie Airfix – design
  • Andres Serrano– cover design
  • Anton Corbijn– photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by James Hetfield.

  1. Fuel – music by Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield
  2. The Memory Remains – music by Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield
  3. Devil’s Dance – music by Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield
  4. The Unforgiven II – music by Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield
  5. Better Than You – music by Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield
  6. Slither – music by Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield
  7. Carpe Diem Baby – music by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett
  8. Bad Seed – music by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett
  9. Where the Wild Things Are – music by Lars Ulrich, Jason Newsted, James Hetfield
  10. Prince Charming – music by Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield
  11. Low Man’s Lyric – music by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich
  12. Attitude – music by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich
  13. Fixxxer – music by Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett

On October 30, 2007.

On October 30, 2007, “Eagles Recording Company II” and “Lost Highway Records” label released “Long Road Out of Eden”, the seventh Eagles studio album. It was recorded 2001 – 2007, at “The Doghouse” in Los Angeles,”Samhain Sound” in Malibu, “O’Henry Studios” in Burbank, California, “Henson Recording Studios” in Hollywood, “Mooselodge” in Calabasas, California, “The Panhandle House” in  Denton, Texas, “Luminous Sound” in Dallas, Texas, and was produced by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Steuart Smith, Richard F.W. Davis, Scott Crago and Bill Szymczyk. In 2009, the album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Pop Instrumental Performance”. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Austria by “Media Control”, 2 x Platinum in Denmark by “IFPI”, Platinum in Germany by “Media Control”, Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”, 2 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RIANZ”, Platinum in Poland by “OLIS”, Platinum in Sweden by “GLF”, 7 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Glenn Frey– vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass guitar, orchestration
  • Don Henley– vocals, drums, percussion, guitars, horns arrangements
  • Joe Walsh– vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Timothy B. Schmit– vocals, bass guitar
  • Steuart Smith– guitar, keyboards, mandolin
  • Scott Crago– drums, percussion
  • Richard F.W. Davis – keyboards, programming
  • Michael Thompson – keyboards, accordion, trombone
  • Will Hollis – keyboards
  • Al Garth – alto saxophone, violin
  • Bill Armstrong – trumpet
  • Chris Mostert– tenor and alto saxophone
  • Greg Smith – baritone saxophone
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel
  • Lenny Castro, Luis Conti– percussion
  • Richard F.W. Davis – orchestration
  • Greg Smith – hornsarrangements
  • Chris Bell, Mike Terry, Jim Nipar, Mike Harlow – engineer
  • Andy Ackland – additional engineering
  • Elliot Scheiner- mixing
  • Blade – digital editing
  • Bob Ludwig- mastering
  • Jeri Heiden – art direction, design
  • Nick Steinhardt / SMOG Design, Inc – logo
  • Olaf Heine – photography

Track listing:

  1. No More Walks in the Wood – Don Henley, Steuart Smith, John Hollander
  2. How Long – J. D. Souther
  3. Busy Being Fabulous – Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  4. What Do I Do with My Heart – Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  5. Guilty of the Crime – Frankie Miller, Jerry Lynn Williams
  6. I Don’t Want to Hear Any More – Paul Carrack
  7. Waiting in the Weeds – Don Henley, Steuart Smith
  8. No More Cloudy Days – Glenn Frey
  9. Fast Company – Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  10. Do Something – Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmit, Steuart Smith
  11. You Are Not Alone – Glenn Frey
  12. Long Road Out of Eden – Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Timothy B. Schmit
  13. I Dreamed There Was No War – Glenn Frey
  14. Somebody – Jack Tempchin, John Brannen
  15. Frail Grasp on the Big Picture – Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  16. Last Good Time in Town – Joe Walsh, J. D. Souther
  17. I Love to Watch a Woman Dance – Larry John McNally
  18. Business as Usual – Don Henley, Steuart Smith
  19. Center of the Universe – Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Steuart Smith
  20. It’s Your World Now – Glenn Frey, Jack Tempchin