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Annie Lenox: Diva

On April 6, 1992, “RCA Records” label released “Diva”, the debut Annie Lennox album. It was recorded 1991 – 1992, at “Mayfair” and “The Church” in London, and was produced by Stephen Lipson. In 1993 “Brit Awards”, “Diva” won the “British Album of the Year”. It was certified 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Annie Lennox – all vocals, keyboards
  • Stephen Lipson – guitars, keyboards, programming
  • Kenji Suzuki – guitar
  • Ed Shearmur – piano
  • Paul Moore – keyboards
  • Peter-John Vettese – keyboards, programming, recorder
  • Marius de Vries – keyboards, programming
  • Doug Wimbish – bass
  • Keith LeBlanc – drums
  • Luís Jardim – percussion
  • Steve Jansen – drum programming
  • Dave DeFries – trumpet
  • Gavyn Wright – violin
  • Heff Moraes – engineer, MIDI management
  • William O’Donovan – mixing assistance
  • Ian Silvester – digital technician
  • Ian Cooper – mastering
  • Laurence Stevens – designs
  • Satoshi – photography (front cover)
  • Anton Corbijn – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Annie Lennox, except where noted.

  1. Why
  2. Walking on Broken Glass
  3. Precious
  4. Legend in My Living Room – Annie Lennox, Peter John Vettese
  5. Cold
  6. Money Can’t Buy It
  7. Little Bird
  8. Primitive
  9. Stay By Me
  10. The Gift – Annie Lennox, The Blue Nile

Rage Against the Machine: Renegades

On December 5, 2000, “Epic” label released “Renegades”, the fourth Rage Against the Machine studio album. It was recorded April – September 2000, at “Cello Studios” in Hollywood, “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Brendan O’Brien, Rick Rubin, Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk.The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA” and in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Zack de la Rocha – vocals, art direction
  • Tom Morello – guitar, art direction
  • Tim Commerford – bass, backing vocals, art direction
  • Brad Wilk – drums, art direction
  • Jim Scott – engineer
  • David Schiffman – engineer
  • Katie Teasdale – engineer assistant
  • Darren Mora – engineer assistant
  • Matt Marin – engineer assistant
  • Mike Scotella – engineer assistant
  • Geoof Walcha – engineer assistant
  • Rich Veltrop – engineer assistant
  • Rich Costey – mixing
  • D. Sardy – mixing
  • Greg Fidelman – digital editing
  • Mark Moreau – digital editing
  • Aimee Macauley – art director
  • Lindsay Chase – production coordination
  • Jake Sexton – political coordinator
  • Jake Koppell – inside booklet

Track listing:

  1. Microphone Friend – Eric Barrier, Rakim Allah
  2. Pistol Grip Pump – Roger Troutman, Dino Hawkins, Adrian  Miller, Eric Vidal, Nick Vidal
  3.  Kick Out the Jams – Wayne Kramer, Fred Sonic Smith, Rob Tyner, Michael Davis, Dennis Thompson
  4. Renegades of Funk – Lance Taylor, Arthur Baker, John Miller, John Robie
  5. Beautiful World – Mark Motherbaugh, Gerald Casale
  6. I’m Housin – Erick Sermon, Parish Smith
  7. In My Eyes – Ian MacKaye, Jeff Nelson, Brian Haker, Lyle Preslar
  8. How I Could Just Kill a Man – Louis Freese, Senen Reyes, Lawrence Muggerud
  9. The Ghost of Tom Joad – Bruce Springsteen
  10. Down on the Street – Iggy Pop, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Dave Alexander
  11. Street Fighting Man – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  12. Maggie’s Farm – Robert Zimmerman

Cheap Trick: Dream Police

On September 21, 1979, “Epic” label released “Dream Police”, the fourth Cheap Trick studio album. It was recorded 1978 – 1979, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Tom Werman. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Robin Zander – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Rick Nielsen – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Tom Petersson – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Bun E. Carlos – drums, percussion
  • Jai Winding – organ, piano, keyboards, synth
  • Steve Lukather – guitar
  • Gary Ladinsky – engineer
  • Mike Beiriger – engineers
  • Ken Adamany – assistant engineer
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Steve Dessau – design 
  • Paula Scher – design
  • Reid Miles – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Nielsen, except where noted.

  1. Dream Police
  2. Way of the World – Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen
  3. The House Is Rockin’ (With Domestic Problems) – Tom Petersson, Rick Nielsen
  4. Gonna Raise Hell
  5. I’ll Be with You Tonight – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Bun E. Carlos, Tom Petersson
  6. Voices
  7. Writing on the Wall
  8. I Know What I Want
  9. Need Your Love – Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson

On May 26, 1978.

On May 26, 1978, “EMI” label released “Sleeper Catcher”, the fourth Little River Band album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Armstrong Studios” in Melbourne, Australia, and was produced by  John Boylan, Glenn Shorrock, David Briggs, Beeb Birtles, Graham Goble, George McArdle and Derek Pellicci. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Glenn Shorrock – lead vocals
  • David Briggs – lead guitar, Roland synthesizer guitars
  • Beeb Birtles – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Graham Goble – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, vocal arrangements
  • George McArdle – bass
  • Derek Pellicci – drums, percussion
  • Vernon Hill – flute
  • Bob Venier – flugelhorn
  • Pan Raines – harp
  • Peter Sullivan – acoustic and electric pianos
  • Peter Jones – electric piano
  • Mal Logan – Hammond organ
  • Rick Formosa – conductor, orchestral arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Fall from Paradise – Beeb Birtles, Graham Goble
  2. Lady – Graham Goble
  3. Red-Headed Wild Flower – Beeb Birtles, Ed Nimmervoll
  4. Light of Day – Beeb Birtles
  5. So Many Paths – Glenn Shorrock, Idris Jones
  6. Reminiscing – Graham Goble
  7. Sanity’s Side – Glenn Shorrock, Chris Dawes
  8. Shut Down Turn Off – Glenn Shorrock
  9. One for the Road – Beeb Birtles, Graham Goble

On February 5, 2010.

On February 5, 2010, “Epic” label released “Soldier of Love”, the sixth Sade studio album. It was recorded in 2009, at “Real World Box” in UK, “El Cortijo” in San Pedro de Alcántara, Spain, and was produced by Mike Pela and Sade. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, 2x Platinum in France by “SNEP”, Platinum in Greece by “IFPI Greece”, 2 x Platinum in Hungary by “MAHASZ”, Diamond in Poland by “ZPAV”, 2 x Platinum in Russia by “NFPF”, Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”, and Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Sade Adu – vocals, programming
  • Stuart Matthewman – guitar, saxophone, programming
  • Andrew Hale – keyboards, programming
  • Paul S. Denman – bass
  • Tony Momrelle – vocals
  • Leroy Osbourne – vocals
  • Ila Adu – vocals
  • Clay Matthewman – vocals
  • Juan Janes – guitar
  • Sophie Muller – ukulele
  • Martin Ditcham – percussion, drums
  • Pete Lewinson – drums
  • Everton Nelson – violin
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Gordon Matthewman – trumpet
  • Noel Langley – trumpet
  • Mike Pela –engineer; mixing
  • Mark “Spike” Stent – mixing
  • Michael Brauer – mixing
  • Andrew Nicholls – additional pre-production engineering 
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Sophie Muller – art direction, photography
  • Tom Hingston Studio – design

Track listing:

All lyrics by Sade Adu, music as noted.

  1. The Moon and the Sky – Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman, Andrew Hale
  2. Soldier of Love – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman, Paul S. Denman
  3. Morning Bird – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  4. Babyfather – Sade Adu, Juan Janes, Andrew Nichols, Stuart Matthewman
  5. Long Hard Road – Sade Adu, Juan Janes, Andrew Nichols
  6. Be That Easy – Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman
  7. Bring Me Home – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  8. In Another Time – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  9. Skin – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman, Paul S. Denman
  10. The Safest Place – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale

On January 11, 1984.

On January 11, 1984, “Sire” label released “Learning to Crawl”, the third Pretenders studio album. It was recorded May 1982 – 1983, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Chrissie Hynde – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Robbie McIntosh – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Malcolm Foster – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Martin Chambers – lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion
  • Billy Bremner – vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
  • Tony Butler – bass guitar
  • Andrew Bodnar – vocals, bass guitar
  • Paul Carrack – vocals, piano
  • Steve Churchyard – engineer
  • Peter Barrett – art direction
  • Paul Cox – front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Chrissie Hynde, except where noted.

  1. Middle of the Road
  2. Back on the Chain Gang
  3. Time the Avenger
  4. Watching the Clothes
  5. Show Me
  6. Thumbelina
  7. My City Was Gone
  8. Thin Line Between Love and Hate – Richard Poindexter, Robert Poindexter, Jackie Members
  9. I Hurt You
  10. 2000 Miles

On December 9, 2003.

On December 9, 2003, “Island” label released “Reason”, the second Hoobastank studio album. It was recorded March – August 2003, at “Bay 7 Studios”, “Valley Village Studios”, “Sparky Dog Studios” in Calabasas, California, and was produced by Howard Benson. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, 2 x Platinum in the USA by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Doug Robb – lead and background vocals 
  • Dan Estrin – acoustic and electric guitar 
  • Markku Lappalainen – bass guitar 
  • Chris Hesse – drums 
  • Michael Valerio – upright bass 
  • Howard Benson – keyboards
  • Mark Robertson – violin, string contractor
  • Sam Fisher – violin
  • Rene Mandel – violin
  • Simon Oswell – viola
  • Shanti Randall – viola
  • Evan Wilson – viola
  • Victor Lawrence – cello
  • David Low – cello
  • Deborah Lurie – string arrangements
  • David Mergen – cello
  • Jamie Oliver – group vocals 
  • Ian Watkins – group vocals
  • Chris Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Mike Plotnikoff – mixing
  • Louis Marino – art direction, design, illustrations
  • Danny Clinch – band photography
  • RJ Muna – cover photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Doug Robb; all music by Daniel Estrin.

  1. Same Direction
  2. Out of Control
  3. What Happened to Us
  4. Escape
  5. Just One
  6. Lucky
  7. From the Heart
  8. The Reason
  9. Let It Out
  10. Unaffected
  11. Never There
  12. Disappear

On August 24, 1974.

On August 24, 1974, “Elektra” label released “Verities & Balderdash”, the fourth Harry Chapin studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Connecticut Recording Studios” in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and was produced by Paul Leka. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Harry Chapin – vocals, guitar
  • John Tropea- acoustic guitar, sitar
  • Don Payne – bass
  • Allan Schwartzberg- drums
  • Don Grolnick- piano, electric piano, harpsichord
  • Ron Bacchiocchi – synthesizer
  • Irving Spice – concertmaster
  • George Simms – background vocals
  • Frank Simms- background vocals
  • Dave Kondziela – background vocals
  • Zizi Roberts – female vocals
  • Ron Bacchiocchi – recording engineer
  • Paul Leka – mixing
  • Fred Kewley – mixing
  • Glen Christensen – art direction
  • Shiah Grumet – design
  • Bill Hofman – illustration
  • Ruth Bernal – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Harry Chapin, except where noted.

  1. Cat’s in the Cradle- Sandy Chapin, Harry Chapin
  2. I Wanna Learn a Love Song
  3. Shooting Star
  4. 000 Pounds of Bananas
  5. She Sings Songs Without Words
  6. What Made America Famous?
  7. Vacancy
  8. Halfway To Heaven
  9. Six String Orchestra

On July 30, 2001.

On July 30, 2001, “RCA” label released “Is This It” the debut Strokes album. It was recorded March – April 2001, at “Transporterraum” in New York City, and was produced by Gordon Raphael. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Platinum in Denmark by “IFPI Denmark”, Platinum in Sweden by “GLF”, 2 x Platinum in the UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Julian Casablancas– vocals
  • Nick Valensi– guitar
  • Albert Hammond Jr.– guitar
  • Nikolai Fraiture– bass
  • Fabrizio Moretti– drums
  • P. Bowersock– consultation
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Colin Lane – photography (outside of North America)

Track listing:

All tracks by Julian Casablancas.

  1. Is This It
  2. The Modern Age
  3. Soma
  4. Barely Legal
  5. Someday
  6. Alone, Together
  7. Last Nite
  8. Hard to Explain
  9. New York City Cops
  10. Trying Your Luck
  11. Take It or Leave It

On July 29, 1986.

On July 29, 1986, “Family Productions” and “Columbia” labels released “The Bridge”, the tenth Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded 1985 – 1986, at “The Power Station”, “Chelsea Sound”, “RCA Studios”, in New York City and “Evergreen Studios”, in Burbank, California, and was produced by Phil Ramone. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Billy Joel– lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano, synthesizers, electric guitar, Fender Rhodes
  • Ray Charles– acoustic piano, lead vocals
  • David Brown – guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar
  • Russell Javors– guitar
  • Liberty DeVitto– drums, percussion
  • Doug Stegmeyer– bass guitar
  • Mark Rivera– tenor and alto saxophone
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer, orchestration
  • Jeff Bova– synthesizer, orchestration
  • Steve Winwood– Hammond B3 organ
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • John McCurry– guitar
  • Neil Stubenhaus– bass guitar
  • Ron Carter– acoustic bass
  • Neil Jason– bass guitar
  • Vinnie Colaiuta– drums
  • Jimmy Bralower – percussion
  • Eddie Daniels– alto saxophone
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone
  • Dave Bargeron– trombone
  • Marvin Stamm– trumpet
  • Alan Rubin– trumpet
  • Don Brooks– harmonica
  • Patrick Williams– arrangements
  • Philippe Saisse– orchestration
  • Peter Hewlett – backing vocals
  • Cyndi Lauper– harmony vocals
  • Joseph D’Ambrosio – production coordinator
  • Jim Boyer – engineer
  • Steve Boyer, David Dickson, Bradshaw Leigh, Fred Tenny – engineer assistant
  • Ricki Begin, Peter Bergren, Mark Betts, Steve Buller, Cary Butler, Gary Ciuzio, Ed Evans, Bruce Howell, Joe Lopes, Frank Rodriguez, Billy Rothschild, Joe Salvatto, Audrey Tanaka, Phil Vachon – technical support
  • Ted Jensen– mixing
  • Mark Larson – design
  • Brad Holland – cover painting
  • Patrick Demarchelier – photography
  • Larry Busacca, Phil Ramone, Charles Reilly – sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel, except where noted.

  1. Running on Ice
  2. This Is the Time
  3. A Matter of Trust
  4. Modern Woman
  5. Baby Grand
  6. Big Man on Mulberry Street
  7. Temptation
  8. Code of Silence – Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper
  9. Getting Closer