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On August 8, 1983.

On August 8, 1983, “Family Productions” label released “An Innocent Man”, the ninth Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded in 1983, at “Chelsea Sound” and “A&R Recording, Inc.” in New York, and was produced by Phil Ramone.

Personnel:

  • Billy Joel– Baldwin acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B3 organ, lead  and background vocals
  • Liberty DeVitto– drums
  • Doug Stegmeyer– bass guitar
  • David Brown – lead electric and acoustic guitars
  • Russell Javors– rhythm electric and acoustic guitars
  • Mark Rivera– alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, percussion
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Leon Pendarvis – Hammond B3 organ
  • Richard Tee– acoustic piano
  • Eric Gale– electric guitar
  • Toots Thielemans– harmonica
  • “String Fever” – strings
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone
  • Jon Faddis– trumpet
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Joe Shepley – trumpet
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • John Gatchell – trumpet
  • Tom Bahler, Rory Dodd, Frank Floyd, Lani Groves, Ullanda McCullough, Ron Taylor, Terry Textor, Eric Troyer, Mike Alexander – background vocal
  • Engineers: Jim Boyer, Bradshaw Leigh
  • Assistant engineers: Mike Allaire, Scott James
  • Production coordinator: Laura Loncteaux
  • Mastering: Ted Jensen
  • Horn and string arrangements: David Matthews
  • Background vocal arrangements: Tom Bahler
  • Musical advisor: Billy Zampino
  • Photography: Gilles Larrain
  • Cover design: Christopher Austopchuk, Mark Larson

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel, except for the chorus for “This Night,” credited to L. v. Beethoven.

  1. Easy Money
  2. An Innocent Man
  3. The Longest Time
  4. This Night
  5. Tell Her About It
  6. Uptown Girl
  7. Careless Talk
  8. Christie Lee
  9. Leave a Tender Moment Alone
  10. Keeping the Faith

In June 1988.

In June 1988, “Virgin” label released “Provision”, the third Scritti Politti album. It recorded 1987–1988 at “Minot Sound” in Atlantic, “Hit Factory”, “Right Track”, “Sorcerer Sound” in New York; “Britannia Row”, “AIR, Townhouse”, “Sarm West”, “Swan Yard” in London, and was produced by Green Gartside, David Gamson and John Potoker.

Personnel:

  • Green Gartside– vocals
  • David Gamson– Yamaha DX7, Yamaha TX816, Yamaha QX1, Oberheim Matrix 12, Sequential Circuits Prophet VS, Roland MKS-80, Roland MKS 50, Synclavier
  • Fred Maher– drums, Oberheim DMX, LinnDrum
  • Miles Davis– trumpet
  • Bashiri Johnson– percussion
  • Chris Botti– trumpet
  • Dann Huff– guitar
  • John Mahoney – Synclavier
  • Joe Mennonna – saxophones
  • Jason Miles – keyboard programming
  • Marcus Miller– bass
  • Nick Moroch – guitar
  • Raymond Niznik – Synclavier
  • Kent Smith – horn
  • Andy Snitzer – saxophones
  • Roger Troutman– talk box
  • Mitch Corn – horn
  • Mark Stevens, B.J. Nelson, Fonzi Thornton, Tawatha Agee, Rory Dodd, Diva Gray, Yogi Lee, Eric Troyer– background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Green Gartside and David Gamson; except where noted.

  1. Boom! There She Was
  2. Overnite
  3. First Boy in This Town (Lovesick)
  4. All That We Are
  5. Best Thing Ever – Green Gartside, David Gamson, John Potoker
  6. Oh Patti (Don’t Feel Sorry for Loverboy)
  7. Bam Salute
  8. Sugar and Spice
  9. Philosophy Now

In April 1984.

In April 1984, “RCA” label released “New Sensations”, the thirteenth Lou Reed studio album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Skyline Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Lou Reed and John Jansen.

Personnel:

  • Lou Reed – vocals; lead and rhythm guitar
  • Fernando Saunders– electric and string bass; backing vocals; rhythm guitar
  • Fred Maher– drums
  • Peter Wood– piano; synthesizers; accordion
  • Lakshminarayana Shankar– electric violin
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Jon Faddis– trumpet
  • Tom Malone– trombone; horn arrangement
  • Jocelyn Brown– backing vocals
  • Rory Dodd– backing vocals
  • Connie Harvey – backing vocals
  • Eric Troyer– backing vocals
  • Dan Nash – assistant engineer
  • Roger Moutenot – assistant engineer
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • Waring Abbott – photography; art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed

  1. I Love You, Suzanne
  2. Endlessly Jealous
  3. My Red Joystick
  4. Turn to Me
  5. New Sensations
  6. Doin’ the Things that We Want To
  7. What Becomes a Legend Most
  8. Fly Into the Sun
  9. My Friend George
  10. High in the City
  11. Down at the Arcade

In April 1981.

In April 1981, “Epic” label released “Bad for Good”, the first Jim Steinman album. It was recorded August 1980-March 1981, and was produced by John Jansen, Todd Rundgren, Jim Steinman and Jimmy Iovine.

Personnel:

  • Jim Steinman– lead vocals, keyboards, spoken word
  • Rory Dodd– lead vocals; backing vocals
  • Karla DeVito– lead vocals
  • Todd Rundgren– guitars, backing vocals
  • Davey Johnstone– guitars; mandolin
  • Kasim Sulton– bass; backing vocals
  • Steve Buslowe– bass
  • Neil Jason– bass
  • Roy Bittan– piano
  • Steven Margoshes– piano, conductor, string arrangement
  • Roger Powell– synthesizer
  • Larry “Synergy” Fast– synthesizer
  • Max Weinberg– drums
  • Allan Schwartzberg– drums
  • Joe Stefko– drums
  • Jimmy Maelen– percussion
  • Alan Rubin– trumpet
  • Tom Malone– horn arrangements, trombone
  • Lew Del Gatto– baritone sax
  • Lou Marini– tenor sax
  • Ellen Foley– backing vocals
  • Eric Troyer– backing vocals
  • Will Malone– string arrangement
  • Charles Calello– conductor
  • Tom Edmonds, John Jansen, Todd Rundgren, Gray Russell, Shelly Yakus – engineers
  • John Jansen – mixing
  • Greg Calbi, Ted Jensen, George Marino – mastering
  • Gray Russell – production coordination
  • Roy Bittan, Todd Rundgren, Jim Steinman – arrangers
  • John Berg – art direction
  • Jim Steinman – cover art concept
  • Richard Corben – cover art
  • Don Hunstein – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Steinman.

  1. Bad for Good
  2. Lost Boys and Golden Girls
  3. Love and Death and an American Guitar
  4. Stark Raving Love
  5. Out of the Frying Pan (And into the Fire)
  6. Surf’s Up
  7. Dance in My Pants
  8. Left in the Dark

On march 27, 1979.

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On March 27, 1979, “Chrysalis” label released “You’re Never Alone with a Schizophrenic”, the fourth Ian Hunter solo album. It was recorded in 1979, at “The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Mick Ronson and Ian Hunter.

Personnel:

  • Ian Hunter– lead vocals, guitar, piano, Moog, ARP, organ, harmony vocals, percussion
  • Mick Ronson– guitars, lead vocals, harmony vocals, percussion
  • Roy Bittan– ARP, organ, Moog, piano, harmony vocals
  • Max Weinberg– drums
  • Garry Tallent– bass
  • John Cale– piano & ARP
  • George Young – tenor saxophone
  • Lew Delgatto – baritone saxophone
  • Ellen Foley– harmony vocals
  • Rory Dodd– harmony vocals
  • Eric Bloom– harmony vocals
  • Mastered by George Marinoat Sterling Sound, NYC
  • Bob Clearmountain– engineer
  • Don Berman, Scott Litt- additional recording
  • Georgina Karvellas – illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Hunter except where noted.

  1. Just Another Night – IanHunter and Mick Ronson
  2. Wild East
  3. Cleveland Rocks
  4. Ships
  5. When the Daylight Comes
  6. Life After Death
  7. Standin’ in My Light
  8. Bastard
  9. The Outsider

 

On October 21, 1977.

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On October 21, 1977, “Cleveland International” label released “Bat Out of Hell”, the second Meat Loaf studio album.  It was recorded 1975 – 1976, and was produced by Todd Rundgren. This album is the first Loaf’s collaboration with composer Jim Steinman and was produced by Todd Rundgren. “But Out of Hell” became not only the biggest Loaf’s commercial released success but is also one of the vest selling albums ever, with than 43 million copies sold worldwide. In 2003, magazine Rolling Stone ranked it at number 343 on its list of the “500 greatest albums of all time”.

Personnel:

  • Meat Loaf– lead vocals, backing vocals, percussion
  • Todd Rundgren– guitar, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Kasim Sulton– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Roy Bittan– piano, keyboards
  • Steve Margoshes – piano
  • Cheryl Hardwick – piano
  • Jim Steinman– keyboards, percussion , lascivious effects, dialogue intro
  • Roger Powell– synthesizer
  • Edgar Winter– saxophone
  • Max Weinberg– drums
  • John “Willie” Wilcox – drums
  • Marcia McClain – dialogue intro
  • Phil “Scooter” Rizzuto– play-by-play
  • Ellen Foley– featured vocal, backing vocals
  • Rory Dodd– backing vocals
  • Gene Orloff – concert master
  • Members of New York Philharmonicand Philadelphia Orchestra – orchestra
  • Kenneth Ascher– string arrangements
  • Steve Margoshes – orchestra arrangement

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Steinman.

  1. Bat Out of Hell
  2. You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth
  3. Heaven Can Wait
  4. All Revved Up with No Place to Go
  5. Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad
  6. Paradise by the Dashboard Light
  7. For Crying Out Loud