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On May 15, 2009.

On May 15, 2009, “Reprise” label released “21st Century Breakdown”, the eighth Green Day studio album. It was recorded January 2008 – April 2009, at “Ocean Way Recording” inHollywood; “Studio 880” in Oakland, California,  “Jel Studios” in Newport Beach, California, “Costa Mesa Studios” in Costa Mesa, California, and was produced by Butch Vig, Billy Joe Armstrong, Tré Cool and Mike Dirnt. At the 52nd Grammy Awardsheld in January 2010, “21st Century Breakdown” won “Grammy Award” for “Best Rock Album”. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Billie Joe Armstrong– lead vocals, guitar, piano
  • Tré Cool– drums, percussion
  • Mike Dirnt– leaf and backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Jason Freese– piano
  • Tom Kitt– string arrangements
  • Patrick Warren – string conducting
  • Chris Lord-Alge– mix engineer
  • Chris Dugan – engineer
  • Keith Armstrong – assistant engineer
  • Nik Karpen – assistant engineer
  • Wesley Seidman – assistant engineer
  • Brad Kobylczak – additional engineering
  • Joe McGrath – additional engineering
  • Andrew Schubert – additional engineering
  • Brad Townshend – additional engineering
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Chris Bilheimer – design, photography, stencils
  • Andrew Black – stencils
  • Micah Chong – stencils
  • David Cooper – stencils
  • Marina Chavez – back cover photo

Track listing:

All lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong, all music composed by Billie Joe Armstrong, Tré Cool and Mike Dirnt.

  1. Song of the Century
  2. 21st Century Breakdown
  3. Know Your Enemy
  4. ¡Viva la Gloria!
  5. Before the Lobotomy
  6. Christian’s Inferno
  7. Last Night on Earth
  8. East Jesus Nowhere
  9. Peacemaker
  10. Last of the American Girls
  11. Murder City
  12. ¿Viva la Gloria?
  13. Restless Heart Syndrome
  14. Horseshoes and Handgrenades
  15. The Static Age
  16. 21 Guns
  17. American Eulogy: A. Mass Hysteria/B. Modern World
  18. See the Light
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On April 8, 1976.

On April 8, 1976, “Atlantic” label released the self-titled, debut Firefall album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Criteria Studios” in Miami, Florida, and was produced by Jim Mason. This album became the fastest record to achieve gold status in “Atlantic” label history, and was certified Platinum by “RIAA” in the US.

Personnel:

  • Rick Roberts– vocals, acoustic guitars
  • Larry Burnett– vocals, acoustic, rhythm and electric guitars
  • Mark Andes- bass guitar
  • Jock Bartley- lead electric and slide guitars, Bigsby Palm Pedal guitar, cover concept
  • Michael Clarke– drums
  • David Muse – piano, clavinet, synthesizer, flute, tenor sax, harmonica
  • Joe Lala – congas, timbales, shakers, tambourine, finger cymbals, sand blocks
  • Peter Graves – trombone
  • Ken Faulk – trumpet
  • Whit Sidener – baritone sax
  • George Marino– mastering
  • Karl Richardson – engineer
  • Michael Laskow – engineer assistant
  • Ralph Wernli – front cover design

Track listing:

  1. It Doesn’t Matter – Chris Hillman, Rick Roberts, Stephen Stills
  2. Love Isn’t All – Larry Burnett
  3. Livin’ Ain’t Livin’ – Rick Roberts
  4. No Way Out – Larry Burnett
  5. Dolphin’s Lullaby – Rick Roberts
  6. Cinderella – Larry Burnett
  7. Sad Ol’ Love Song – Larry Burnett
  8. You Are the Woman – Rick Roberts
  9. Mexico – Rick Roberts
  10. Do What You Want – Larry Burnett

 

On March 23, 1956.

On March 23, 1956, “RCA Victor” label released the self-titled, debut Elvis Presley album. It was recorded July 1954 – January 1956, at “”RCA Victor Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, “RCA Victor Studios” in New York City, “Sun Studio” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Sam Phillips (Sun recordings) and Steve Sholes (RCA recordings). “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album cover at number 40, on its list of the “100 Greatest Album Covers”. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley– vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
  • Scotty Moore– electric guitar
  • Chet Atkins– acoustic guitar
  • Floyd Cramer– piano
  • Shorty Long– piano
  • Bill Black– bass
  • Doug Poindexter– percussion, guitar
  • J. Fontana– drums
  • Johnny Bernero – drums
  • Gordon Stoker– backing vocals
  • Ben Speer– backing vocals
  • Brock Speer– backing vocals

 Track listing:

  1. Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
  2. I’m Counting On You – Don Robertson
  3. I Got a Woman – Ray Charles, Renald Richard
  4. One Sided Love Affair – Bill Campbell
  5. I Love You Because – Leon Payne
  6. Just Because – Bob Shelton, Joe Shelton, Sydney Robin
  7. Tutti Frutti – Dorothy LaBostrie, Richard Wayne Penniman
  8. Tryin’ to Get You – Rose Marie McCoy, Charles Singleton
  9. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You) – Howard Biggs, Joe Thomas
  10. I’ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’) – Jimmy Wakely
  11. Blue Moon – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  12. Money Honey – Jesse Stone

 

On January 24, 1995.

On January 24, 1995, “Warner Bros” label released “Balance”, the tenth Van Halen studio album. It was recorded May – September, 1994, at “5150 Studios” in Studio City, “Little Mountain Sound Studios” in  Vancouver, and was produced by Bruce Fairbairn. In 2004, the album was certified 3 x Platinum, in US by the “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Eddie Van Halen– lead guitar, keyboards, background vocals
  • Michael Anthony– bass, background vocals
  • Sammy Hagar– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Alex Van Halen– drums, percussion
  • Steve Lukather– background vocals
  • The Monks of Gyuto Tantric University – chants
  • Mike Fraser– mixing
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Erwin Musper – engineer
  • Mike Plotnikoff – engineer
  • Jeri Heiden – art direction
  • Randee Saint Nicholas – photography
  • Glen Wexler – photography (front cover)

Track listing:

All tracks by Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar  and  Alex Van Halen.

  1. The Seventh Seal
  2. Can’t Stop Lovin’ You
  3. Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do)
  4. Amsterdam
  5. Big Fat Money
  6. Strung Out
  7. Not Enough
  8. Aftershock
  9. Doin’ Time
  10. Baluchitherium
  11. Take Me Back (Déjà Vu)
  12. Feelin’

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

 

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.

 Blue Rondo à la Turk

  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