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On December 20, 2013.

On December 20, 2013, David Richards died aged 57. He was musician (keyboards), engineer and record producer, who engineered and co-produced albums for many artists, including David Bowie, Queen, Roger Taylor, Chris Rea, Jimmy Nail, Feargal Sharkey, Iggy Pop, Magnum, Virginia Wolf, The Cross, Freddie Mercury, Montserrat Caballé, Yes, Brian May and Duran Duran.

 

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On November 11, 2013.

On November 11, 2013, “Virgin EMI” label released “Fun on Earth the fifth Roger Taylor solo studio album. It was recorded 2008–2013, at “The Priory” in Surrey, England, and was produced by Joshua J Macrae and Roger Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Roger Taylor– vocals, drums, percussion, keyboards, piano, bass guitar, guitar, stylophone
  • Jeff Beck– guitar
  • Spike Edney– keyboards
  • Jason Falloon – guitar
  • Steve Hamilton – saxophone
  • Kevin Jefferies – bass
  • Jonathan Perkins – organ, backing vocals
  • Nicola Robins – violin
  • Steve Stroud – bass
  • Rufus Taylor– drums, piano
  • Josh Macrae– engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Roger Taylor, except where noted.

  1. One Night Stand
  2. Fight Club
  3. Be With You – Roger Taylor, Rufus Taylor
  4. Quality Street
  5. I Don’t Care
  6. Sunny Day
  7. Be My Gal (My Brightest Spark)
  8. I Am the Drummer (In a Rock n’ Roll Band)
  9. Small
  10. Say It’s Not True
  11. The Unblinking Eye
  12. Up
  13. Smile

In May 1982.

In May 1982, “Krishner Legacy” label released “Vinyl Confessions”, the eighth Kansas studio album. It was recorded 1981-1982, and was produced by Phil Ehart, John Elefante, Dave Hope, Kerry Livgren, Robby Steinhardt, Rich Williams and Ken Scott.

Personnel:

  • Phil Ehart— drums
  • John Elefante— keyboards, lead vocals
  • Dave Hope— bass
  • Kerry Livgren— guitar, keyboards, Synclavier programming
  • Robby Steinhardt— violin, vocals
  • Rich Williams— guitar
  • Bill Bergman — alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • John Berry, Jr. — trumpet
  • Jim Coile — tenor saxophone
  • Ben Dahlke — bassoon
  • Beverly Dahlke-Smith — saxophone
  • Warren Ham— harmonica
  • David Pack— vocals, background vocals
  • Greg Smith — baritone saxophone
  • Anne Steinhardt — violin, vocals
  • Roger Taylor— background vocals
  • Lee Thornburg— trumpet, saxophone
  • Donna Williams — vocals, background vocals
  • Ken Scott– engineer
  • Brian Leshon – assistant engineer
  • David Spritz – assistant engineer
  • Phil Jost – assistant engineer
  • Ralph Sutton – assistant engineer
  • Stan Ricker – mastering engineer

Track listing:

  1. Olay the Game Tonight – Phil Ehart, Danny Flower, Rob Frazier, Kerry Livgren, Rich Williams
  2. Right Away – Dino Elefante, John Elefante
  3. Fair Exchange – Kerry Livgren
  4. Chasing Shadows – Dino Elefante, John Elefante
  5. Diamonds and Pearls – Kerry Livgren
  6. Face It – Dino Elefante, John Elefante
  7. Windows – Kerry Livgren
  8. Borderline – Kerry Livgren
  9. Play On – John Elefante, Kerry Livgren
  10. Crossfire – Kerry Livgren

On November 21, 1983.

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On November 21, 1983, “EMI” label released “Seven and the Ragged Tiger”, the third Duran Duran studio album. It was recorded May – June 1983, at “Air Studios” in Montserrat, and was produced by Alex Sadkin, Ian Little and Duran Duran.

Personnel:

  • Nick Rhodes– keyboards
  • Simon Le Bon– lead vocals
  • John Taylor– bass guitar
  • Roger Taylor– drums
  • Andy Taylor– guitars
  • Andy Hamilton– soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Raphael DeJesus – percussion
  • Mark Kennedy– percussion
  • Michelle Cobbs – additional vocals
  • BJ Nelson – additional vocals
  • Malcolm Garrett- graphic design
  • Keith Breeden – illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor and Andy Taylor

  1. The Reflex
  2. New Moon on Monday
  3. (I’m Looking For) Cracks in the Pavement
  4. I Take the Dice
  5. Of Crime and Passion
  6. Union of the Snake
  7. Shadows on Your Side
  8. Tiger Tiger
  9. The Seventh Stranger

On November 6, 1995.

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On November 6, 1995, “Parlaphone” label released “Made in Heaven”, the fifteenth Queen studio album. Until the release of “Queen Forever” in 2014, it was the final album containing original material featuring the band’s original line up. Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon worked with vocal and piano parts that Mercury recorded before his death, adding new instrumentation to the recordings. The recordings were made in 1980, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1993 – 1995, at “Mountain Studios” in Allerton Hill, Cosford Mill, and “Metropolis Studios”, and were produced by Queen. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”; Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”; 2 x Platinum in France by “SNEP”; 3 x Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; 2 x Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; Platinum in Norway by “IFPI Norway”; Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”; 2 x Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”; 3 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”, and 4 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Mercury– lead and backing vocals,  piano,  keyboards,  programming
  • Brian May– guitars, keyboards, piano, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • Roger Taylor– drums, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • John Deacon– bass guitar, guitar, keyboards
  • Rebecca Leigh-White, Gary Martin, Catherine Porter, Miriam Stockley– backing vocals
  • David Richards– keyboards, co-production, engineering, mixing supervision
  • Justin Shirley-Smith – co-production, engineering
  • Josh Macrae– co-production, engineering
  • Reinhold Mack– recording of additional material in the 80’s
  • Kevin Metcalfe – mastering
  • Richard Gray – artwork, cover photographof Irena Sedlecká’s Mercury sculpture in Montreux

Track listing:

  1. It’s a Beautiful Day – Freddie Mercury, John Deacon
  2. Made in Heaven – Freddie Mercury
  3. Let Me Live – Queen
  4. Mother Love – Freddie Mercury, Brian May
  5. My Life Has Been Saved – Queen, John Deacon
  6. I Was Born to Love You – Freddie Mercury
  7. Heaven for Everyone – Roger Taylor
  8. Too Much Love Will Kill You – Brian May, Frank Musker, Elizabeth Lamers
  9. You Don’t Fool Me – Queen
  10. A Winter’s Tale – Queen, Freddie Mercury
  11. Yeah – Queen
  12. Untitled, Hidden Track – Queen, Brian May, John Taylor, David Richards

 

On July 13, 1973.

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On July 13, 1973, “EMI” label released the debut, self-titled Queen album. It was recorded December 1971 – November 1972, at “De Lane Lea” and “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by John Anthony, Roy Thomas Baker and Queen. “Guitarist” magazine ranked the album at number 19 on its list of the “Most Influential Guitar Albums of all Time”; in 2008, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album song “Keep Yourself Alive” at number 31 on its list of the “100 Greatest Guitar Songs Of All Time”. The album was certified Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV; Gold in UK by the “BPI” and Gold in the US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Mercury- lead and backing vocals, piano, Hammond organ
  • Brian May- electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals, vocal bridge, piano
  • Roger Taylor- drums, percussion, backing vocals, lead vocals, vocal bridge
  • John Deacon – bass guitar
  • John Anthony– backing vocals
  • Roy Thomas Baker– sound engineer
  • Mike “Clay” Stone – sound engineer
  • Ted Sharpe – sound engineer

Track listing:

  1. Keep Yourself Alive – Brian May
  2. Doing All Right – Brian May, Tim Staffell
  3. Great King Rat – Freddie Mercury
  4. My Fairy King – Freddie Mercury
  5. Liar – Freddie Mercury
  6. The Night Comes Down – Brian May
  7. Modern Times Rock’n’Roll – Roger Taylor
  8. Son and Daughter – Brian May
  9. Jesus – Freddie Mercury
  10. Seven Seas of Rhye – Freddie Mercury

On June 30, 1980.

Queen_The_Game

On June 30, 1980, “EMI” label released “The Game”, the eighth Queen studio album. It was recorded June – July 1979, February – May 1980, at “Musicland Studios” in Munich, and was produced by Mack, Freddie mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor. The album was certified 4 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”, and became the best sold Queen album in the US.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Mercury– lead and backing vocals, piano, rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Brian May– electric, acoustic and twelve-string guitars, lead and backing vocals , piano, keyboards
  • Roger Taylor– drums, electronic drums, lead and backing vocals, electric guitar, keyboards
  • John Deacon– bass guitar, electric and acoustic guitar, piano
  • Reinhold Mack– keyboards

Track listing:

  1. Play the Game – Freddie Mercury
  2. Dragon Attack – Brian May
  3. Another One Bites the Dust – John Deacon
  4. Need Your Love Tonight – John Deacon
  5. Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Freddie Mercury
  6. Rock It (Prime Jive) – Roger Taylor
  7. Don’t Try Suicide – Freddie Mercury
  8. Sail Away Sweet Sister – Brian May
  9. Coming Soon – Roger Taylor
  10. Save Me – Brian May