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On November 21, 1989.

On November 21, 1989, “Virgin” label released “Beauty”, the eighth Ryuichi Sakamoto studio album. It was recorded in 1989, at “Take One Studio”, “Zero Studio”, “Onkio Haus”, “Sound Inn Studio” in Tokyo, “Platinum Island Recording Studio”, “Right Tracks Studio”, “Bear Tracks”, “The Power Station” in New York City, “Complex” in Los Angeles, and was produced by  Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Personnel:

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto– vocals, mixing, engineering, arranger, keyboards, piano
  • Arto Lindsay– vocals, rap
  • Brian Wilson– vocals
  • Kazumi Tamaki, Misako Koja – vocals, shamisen
  • Nicky Holland – vocals
  • Yoriko Ganeko – vocals, shamisen, castanets
  • Youssou N’Dour, Laura Shaheen, Robert Wyatt, Jill Jones– vocals
  • Alex Brown, Angel Rogers, Anita Sherman – backing vocals
  • Kirk Crumpler – keyboards, programmer
  • Carlos Lomas, Bun Itakura, Dali Kimoko-N’Dala, Robbie Robertson– guitar
  • Eddie Martinez– guitar, soloist
  • Pino Palladino, Mark Johnson, Larry White – bass
  • Sly Dunbar– drums
  • Pandit Dinesh– tabla
  • Naná Vasconcelos, Paco Yé, Seidou “Baba” Outtara, Sibiri Outtara – percussion
  • Magatie Fall – talking drum
  • Milton Cardona– shekere
  • Shankar– double violin
  • Sang Won Park– zither
  • Sham Guibbory – string section leader
  • Jiang Jian Huo – erhu
  • Greg Calbi, Jason Corsaro – engineer, mixing
  • Ikuo Honma, Kinji Yoshino, Mark Lynette, Naoto Shibuya, Roger Moutenot, Yutaka Arai – engineer
  • Carmen Rizzo– engineer, mixing, programmer
  • Dan Gellert, Douglas Rose, Gary Solomon, John Herman, Junichi Yamazaki , Michael White, Seiichi Yoritomi, Tetsuya Ishizuka, Yuuki Mizutani, Darin Prindle, Kevin Casey, Sylvia Massy– assistant engineer
  • Masaya Nishida, Jeff Bova, Bill Seery – programming
  • Yuji Suguyama – programming, computer operation
  • Shingo Take – sampling

Track listing (Japanese version):

All tracks by Ryuchi Sakamoto.

  1. Calling from Tokyo
  2. A Rose
  3. Asadoya Yunta
  4. Futique
  5. Amore
  6. We Love You
  7. Diabaram
  8. A Pile of Time
  9. Romance
  10. Chinsagu No Hana
  11. Adagio
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In November 1974.

In November 1974, “Island” label released “Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)”, the second Brian Eno album. It was recorded in September 1974, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Brian Eno.

Personnel:

  • Brian Eno– vocals, electronics, snake guitar, keyboards
  • Phil Manzanera– guitar, production assistance
  • Brian Turrington – bass guitar, piano
  • Freddie Smith – drums
  • Robert Wyatt– percussion, backing vocals
  • Portsmouth Sinfonia– strings
  • Randi and the Pyramids – chorus
  • The Simplistics – chorus
  • Andy Mackay– brass
  • Phil Collins– drums
  • Polly Eltes – vocals
  • Peter Schmidt– oblique strategies, album cover art
  • Rhett Davies– engineering
  • Robert Ash – engineering assistance
  • Denny Bridges (AIR) – audio engineering
  • Jon Walls (AIR) – engineering assistance
  • Nicholas Pearson – special aide
  • Bill Kelsey – special equipment
  • Simon Heyworth – mastering
  • David Hill – Ampex ATR 2Ch Tape playback with ARIA electronics
  • John Bonis – typography, lettering

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Eno, except where noted.

  1. Burning Airlines Give You So Much More
  2. Back in Judy’s Jungle
  3. The Fat Lady of Limbourg
  4. Mother Whale Eyeless
  5. The Great Pretender
  6. Third Uncle – Brian Eno, arranged by Brian Turrington
  7. Put a Straw Under Baby
  8. The True Wheel – Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera
  9. China My China
  10. Taking Tiger Mountain

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “MGM” label released “Love Is”, the third Eric Burdon and The Animals album. It was recorded in October 1968, at “TTG” and “Sunset Sound Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Eric Burdon, Zoot Money, Andy Summers, John Weider and Barry Jenkins.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon— lead vocals, spoken word
  • Zoot Money— bass, backing and co-lead (3, 8a) vocals, organ, piano, spoken word (8a)
  • Andy Summers— guitar, backing vocals
  • John Weider— guitar, violin, backing vocals
  • Barry Jenkins— drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Robert Wyatt- backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. River Deep, Mountain High – Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
  2. I’m an Animal – Sylvester Stewart
  3. I’m Dying (Or Am I?) – Eric Burdon
  4. Ring of Fire – June Carter, Merle Kilgore
  5. Colored Rain – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood
  6. To Love Somebody – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb
  7. As the Years Go Passing By – Deadric Malone
  8. Gemini – Steve Hammond / Madman – Zoot Money, Andy Summers

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Harvest” label released “Whatevershebringswesing”, the third Kevin Ayers album. It was recorded March – August 1971, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Kevin Ayers and Andrew King.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers– vocals, guitar, bass
  • David Bedford– keyboards, orchestral arrangements
  • Mike Oldfield– bass, guitar
  • Dave Dufort– drums
  • William Murray– percussion
  • Tony Carr – drums
  • Robert Wyatt– harmony vocals
  • Didier Malherbe– saxophone, flute
  • Gerry Fields – violin
  • Johnny Van Derek – violin
  • Bruce Malamut – flugelhorns, incidental brass, assistant engineer
  • Peter Mews, John Barrett – engineer
  • Adrian Boot – design
  • Adrian Lyne – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Ayers except where noted.

  1. There is Loving/Among Us/There is Loving – “Among Us” – David Bedford
  2. Margaret
  3. Oh My
  4. Song from the Bottom of a Well
  5. Whatevershebringswesing
  6. Stranger in Blue Suede Shoes
  7. Champagne Cowboy Blues – Mike Oldfield
  8. Lullaby

 

In November 1969.

In November 1969, “Harvest” label released “Joy of a Toy”, the debut Kevin Ayers solo album. It was recorded June – September 1969, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Kevin Ayers and Peter Jenner.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers– guitars, bass, vocals
  • Robert Wyatt– drums
  • David Bedford– piano, mellotron, arranger
  • Mike Ratledge– organ
  • Hugh Hopper– bass
  • Paul Buckmaster– cello
  • Rob Tait – drums
  • Paul Minns – oboe
  • Peter Mews – engineer
  • Laurie Asprey – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Ayers

  1. Joy of a Toy Continued
  2. Town Feeling
  3. The Clarietta Rag
  4. Girl on a Swing
  5. Song for Insane Times
  6. Stop This Train (Again Doing It)
  7. Eleanor’s Cake (Which Ate Her)
  8. The Lady Rachel
  9. Oleh Oleh Bandu Bandong
  10. All This Crazy Gift of Time

In October 1970.

In October 1970, “Harvest” label released “Shooting at the Moon”, the second Kevin Ayers album. It was recorded April – September 1970, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Kevin Ayers and Peter Jenner.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers – guitar, bass, vocals
  • David Bedford – organ, piano, accordion, marimbaphone, guitar
  • Lol Coxhill – saxophone, zoblophone
  • Mike Oldfield – bass, guitar and vocal
  • Mick Fincher – drums, percussion, bottles, ashtrays
  • The Whole World Chorus – backing vocals
  • Bridget St. John – vocals
  • Robert Wyatt – vocals
  • Peter Mews – engineer
  • Tom Fu – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Ayers

  1. May I?
  2. Rheinhardt & Geraldine/Colores Para Dolores
  3. Lunatics Lament
  4. Pisser Dans un Violon
  5. The Oyster and the Flying Fish
  6. Underwater
  7. Clarence in Wonderland
  8. Red Green and You Blue
  9. Shooting at the Moon

 

In May 1975.

In May 1975, “Virgin” label released “Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard”, the third Robert Wyatt solo album. It was recorded October 1974 – March 1975, at “The Manor Studios” and was produced by Robert Wyatt. The album art was by Wyatt’s wife Alfreda Benge.

Personnel:

  • Robert Wyatt– vocals, piano, imitation electric piano, organ, drums
  • Brian Eno– guitar, synthesizer, direct inject anti-jazz ray gun
  • Gary Windo– bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone
  • Nisar Ahmad “George” Khan– tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Mongezi Feza– trumpet
  • Fred Frith– piano
  • Bill MacCormick– bass guitar
  • John Greaves– bass guitar
  • Laurie Allan– drums

Track listing:

Side Ruth

  1. Soup Song – Brian Hopper, Robert Wyatt
  2. Sonia – Mongezi Feza
  3. Team Spirit – Bill MacCormick, Phil Manzanera, Robert Wyatt
  4. Song For Che – Charlie Haden

Side Richard

  1. Muddy Mouse (a) – Fred Frith, Robert Wyatt
  2. Solar Flares – Robert Wyatt
  3. Muddy Mouse (b) – Fred Frith, Robert Wyatt
  4. 5 Black Notes And 1 White Note – Jacques Offenbach Robert Wyatt
  5. Muddy Mouse (c) Which in Turn Leads To Muddy Mouth – Fred Frith, Robert Wyatt