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In November 1986.

In November 1986, “Epic” label released “The Doctor”, the ninth Cheap Trick studio album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Tony Platt.

Personnel:

  • Robin Zander– lead vocals
  • Rick Nielsen– guitar, backing vocals
  • Jon Brant– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Dee Lewis, Coral Gordon – backing vocals
  • Tony Platt– mixing, programming
  • Paul Klingberg – keyboards, sequencers, mixing, engineer
  • Jason Corsaro – mixing
  • Andre Miripolsky– cover artwork
  • Ria Lewerke – art direction, design
  • Mac James – design
  • Veronica Sim – photography

Track listing:

  1. It’s Up to You – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander
  2. Rearview Mirror Romance – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander
  3. The Doctor – Rick Nielsen
  4. Are You Lonely Tonight? – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander
  5. Name of the Game – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander
  6. Kiss Me Red – Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly
  7. Take Me to the Top – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander
  8. Good Girls Go to Heaven (Bad Girls Go Everywhere) – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander
  9. Man-U-Lip-U-Lator – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tony Plat
  10. It’s Only Love – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander

 

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On June 6, 2006.

On June 6, 2006, “Big 3” label released “Rockford”, the fifteenth Cheap Trick studio album. It was recorded 2004 – 2005 in Rockford, Illinois, and was produced by Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen, Tom Peterson, Bun E. Carlos, Jim “Pinky Beeman, Julian Raymond, Jack Douglas, Steve Albini and Chris Shaw.

Personnel:

  • Robin Zander– vocals, additional guitar, keyboards
  • Rick Nielsen– guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Tom Petersson– bass guitars, additional guitar, backing vocals
  • Bun E. Carlos– drums, backing vocals
  • Damon Fox, Kim Bullard– keyboards
  • Robin Taylor Zander – backing vocals
  • Jack Douglas– shaker
  • Bryan Cook, Chris Shaw, Jack Douglas, Jim “Pinky” Beeman, Jimmy Johnson, Linda Perry, Roger Moutenot, Steve Albini, Steve Thompson, Tommy Jamin – engineers
  • Andrew Chavez, Bill Synan, Eric Hunter, Kevin Churko, Mike Mang, Tommy Jamin – assistant engineers
  • Richie “Britley” Hughes – art direction
  • John Johnson – cover art

Track listing:

  1. Welcome to the World – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson, Bun E. Carlos
  2. Perfect Stranger – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson, Bun E. Carlos, Linda Perry
  3. If it Takes a Lifetime – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson, Bun E. Carlos, Julian Raymond
  4. Come On Come On Come On – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson, Bun E. Carlos
  5. O Claire – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson, Bun E. Carlos
  6. This Time You Got It – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson, Bun E. Carlos
  7. Give It Away – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson, Bun E. Carlos
  8. One More – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson, Bun E. Carlos
  9. Every Night and Every Day – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson, Bun E. Carlos
  10. Dream the Night Away – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson, Bun E. Carlos, Bill Lloyd
  11. All Those Years – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson, Bun E. Carlos, Julian Raymond
  12. Decal – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson, Bun E. Carlos

On April 1, 2016.

On April 1, 2016, “Big Machine” label released “Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello”, the seventeenth Cheap Trick studio album. It was recorded in 2015, and was produced by Julian Raymond.

Personnel:

  • Robin Zander– lead vocals, guitar solo
  • Rick Nielsen– lead guitar, background vocals
  • Tom Petersson– bass, background vocals
  • Daxx Nielsen – drums, background vocals
  • Wayne Kramer– guitar solo
  • Tim Lauer, Zac Rae, Bennett Salvay – keyboards
  • Robin T. Zander, Johnny Keach, Chris Deaton, Julian Raymond – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Heart on the Line – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson, Gregg Giuffria, Julian Raymond, Daxx Nielsen
  2. No Direction Home – Julian Raymond, Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen,Tom Petersson
  3. When I Wake Up Tomorrow – Julian Raymond, Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen,Tom Petersson
  4. Do You Believe Me – Julian Raymond, Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen,Tom Petersson, Daxx Nielsen
  5. Blood Red Lips – Julian Raymond, Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen,Tom Petersson
  6. Sing My Blues Away – Julian Raymond, Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen,Tom Petersson
  7. Roll Me – Julian Raymond, Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen,Tom Petersson, Daxx Nielsen
  8. The In Crowd – Billy Page
  9. Long Time No See Ya – Julian Raymond, Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen,Tom Petersson, Daxx Nielsen
  10. The Sun Never Sets – Julian Raymond, Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen,Tom Petersson
  11. All Strung Out – Julian Raymond, Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen,Tom Petersson

 

In September 1977.

In September 1977, “Epic” label released “In Color”, the second Cheap Trick studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Kendun Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Tom Werman. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 443 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. In 1979, “In Color” was certified Platinum in Canada by “CRIA”, and in 2001, Platinum in US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Robin Zander- lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Rick Nielsen- lead guitars, vocals
  • Tom Petersson- bass, vocals
  • Bun E. Carlos– drums
  • Antonino Reale– engineer
  • George Marino- mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Nielsen, except where noted.

  1. Hello There
  2. Big Eyes
  3. Downed
  4. I Want You to Want Me
  5. You’re All Talk – Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson
  6. Oh Caroline
  7. Clock Strikes Ten
  8. Southern Girls – Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson
  9. Come On, Come On
  10. So Good to See You

In May 1978.

In May 1978, “Epic” label released “Heaven Tonight”, the third Cheap Trick studio album. It was recorded 1977-1978, at “Record Plant” and “Sound City Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Tom Werman. In 1979 the album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada” and Platinum in US by “RIIA” in 1995.

Personnel:

  • Robin Zander– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Rick Nielsen– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Tom Petersson– bass, backing vocals
  • Bun E. Carlos– drums
  • Jai Winding – keyboards
  • Gary Ladinsky – engineer
  • Mike Beiriger – assistant engineer
  • George Marino– mastering
  • Jim Charne, Paula Scher– design
  • Reid Miles- photography

Track listing:

All songs by Rick Nielsen, except where noted.

  1. Surrender
  2. On Top of the World
  3. California Man – Roy Wood
  4. High Roller – Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson, Robin Zander
  5. Auf Wiedersehen – Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson
  6. Takin’ Me Back
  7. On the Radio
  8. Heaven Tonight – Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson
  9. Stiff Competition
  10. How Are You – Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson
  11. Oh Claire – Bun E. Carlos, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson, Robin Zander

 

In February 1977.

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In February 1977, “Epic” label released the debut, self-titled Cheap Trick album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Jack Douglas.

Personnel:

  • Robin Zander– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Rick Nielsen– lead guitar, vocals
  • Tom Petersson– bass guitar, vocals
  • Bun E. Carlos– drums
  • Jay Messina– engineer
  • Sam Ginsberg – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Nielsen except where noted.

  1. Hot Love
  2. Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace – Terry Reid
  3. He’s a Whore
  4. Mandocello
  5. The Ballad of T.V. Violence (I’m Not the Only Boy)
  6. Elo Kiddies
  7. Daddy Should Have Stayed in High School
  8. Taxman, Mr. Thief
  9. Cry, Cry – Robin Zander, Nielsen,Tom Petersson
  10. Oh, Candy

On April 29, 1997.

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On April 29, 1997, “Red Ant Records” label released the second, self-titled album by Cheap Trick. It was recorded December 1995 – January 1997, at “Pie Studios” in New York, and was produced by Cheap Trick and Ian Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Robin Zander– lead vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, baritone guitar, slide guitar, tiple, piano
  • Rick Nielsen– backing vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, E-bow, piano, electric saw
  • Tom Petersson– backing vocals, bass, 12-string bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, baritone guitar, E-bow, tamboura
  • Bun E. Carlos– drums, tambourine
  • Ian Taylor – engineer, mixing
  • Mike Beert – cello
  • Richie Cannata– piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson and Robin Zande, r except where noted.

  1. Anytime
  2. Hard to Tell
  3. Carnival Game – Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson, Jerry Dale McFadden, Robert Reynolds
  4. Shelter – Jamie Mika, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson, Robin Zander
  5. You Let a Lotta People Down
  6. Baby No More
  7. Yeah Yeah” (original version)
  8. Say Goodbye” (studio version)
  9. Wrong All Along
  10. Eight Miles Low
  11. It All Comes Back to You – Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson, Jerry Dale McFadden, Robert Reynolds