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On January 20, 1978.

On January 20, 1978, “Columbia” label released “Infinity”, the fourth Journey studio album. It was recorded October–December 1977 at “His Master’s Wheels Studio” in San Francisco  and “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Roy Thomas Baker.

Personnel:

  • Steve Perry– lead vocals
  • Neal Schon– electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Gregg Rolie– lead and backing vocals, keyboards
  • Ross Valory– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Aynsley Dunbar– drums, percussion
  • Roy Thomas Baker– mixing
  • Geoff Workman – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Lights – Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  2. Feeling That Way – Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie, Aynsley Dunbar
  3. Anytime – Gregg Rolie, Roger Silver, Robert Fleischman, Neal Schon, Ross Valory
  4. Lă Do Dā – Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  5. Patiently – Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  6. Wheel in the Sky – Neal Schon, Robert Fleischman, Diane Valory
  7. Somethin’ to Hide – Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  8. Winds of March – Matt Schin, Neal Schon, Robert Fleischman, Gregg Rolie, Steve Perry
  9. Can Do – Steve Perry, Ross Valory
  10. Opened the Door – Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon

On November 28, 2005.

On November 28, 2005, “Atlantic” label released “One Way Ticket to Hell …and Back”, the second  Darkness studio album. It was recorded in 2005, and was produced by Roy Thomas Baker.

Personnel:

  • Justin Hawkins– lead and backing vocals; lead and rhythm guitars; piano; Hammond organ; Mini-moog; synths; sitar
  • Dan Hawkins– rhythm and lead guitars; bass guitars; tubular bells; marching drums; tambourine; triangle; backing vocals
  • Ed Graham– drums
  • Richie Edwards– bass guitars; backing vocals
  • Freddy Gomez – pan flute
  • Stuart Cassells – bagpipes

Track listing:

All tracks by Justin Hawkins and Dan Hawkins except where noted.

  1. One Way Ticket – Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins, Frankie Poullain
  2. Knockers – Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins, Frankie Poullain
  3. Is It Just Me? – Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins, Frankie Poullain
  4. Dinner Lady Arms
  5. Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time – Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins, Frankie Poullain
  6. Hazel Eyes
  7. Bald – Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins, Ed Graham
  8. Girlfriend
  9. English Country Garden
  10. Blind Man

On November 23, 2008.

On November 23, 2008, “Geffen” label released “Chinese Democracy”, the sixth Guns N’ Roses studio album. It was recorded 1997 – 2007, and was produced by Axl Rose and Caram Costanzo. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”, Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”, Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Axl Rose– lead vocals, keyboards, synthesizers, piano, guitar, samples, arrangements, digital editing, Logic Pro engineering, mixing, art direction
  • Robin Finck– keyboards, electric and acoustic guitars, arrangements, editing
  • Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal– guitar
  • Buckethead– electric and acoustic guitar, arrangements
  • Paul Tobias– guitar, piano, arrangements
  • Richard Fortus– guitar
  • Tommy Stinson– bass guitar, backing vocals, arrangements
  • Bryan “Brain” Mantia– drums, arrangements, initial production, engineering, drum machine, drum programming, Logic Pro engineering
  • Frank Ferrer– drums
  • Dizzy Reed– keyboards, backing vocals, synthesizers, piano, arrangements, Logic Pro engineering
  • Chris Pitman– keyboards, sub-bass, synthesizers, bass and drum programming, backing vocals, twelve-string guitar, drum machine, string machine, Mellotron, arrangements, digital editing, engineering, Logic Pro engineering
  • Josh Freese– arrangements
  • Marco Beltrami, Paul Buckmaster– orchestra and arrangements
  • Suzy Katayama – arrangements, French horn
  • Sebastian Bach– backing vocals
  • Patti Hood – harp
  • Ryan Corey – art direction, design
  • Somyot Hananuntasuk – illustrations
  • Sasha Volkova – illustration
  • Terry Hardin – cover photography
  • George Chin – photography
  • Shi Lifeng – artwork
  • Lie Yuan, He An, Jiang Congi, Kevin Zuckerman, Lian Xue Ming, Anton S. Kandinksy, Marat Bekeev, Xiao Ping, Lou Jie, Sandra Yagi, Socar Myles, Rankin, Johnie Hurtig, Gloria Gaddis – Illustrations alternate booklets:
  • Caram Costanzo – engineering, digital editing, arrangements, sub drums, mixing
  • Roy Thomas Baker– additional production, preproduction
  • Jeff “Critter” Newell, Dan Monti, Jeremy Blair – engineering
  • Eric Caudieux– digital editing, drum machine, drum programming, arrangements, sub drums, additional production, Pro Tools engineering
  • Sean Beavan– recording and digital editing, arrangements, initial production, additional production
  • Youth– initial arrangement suggestions, additional demo pre-production
  • Pete Scaturro – arrangements, initial production, keyboards, digital editing, engineering
  • Billy Howerdel– recording, editing , Logic Pro engineering
  • Stuart White – Logic Pro engineering
  • John O’Mahony – Pro Tools mixing
  • Okhee Kim, Andy Gwynn, Brian Monteath, Dave Dominguez, Jose Borges, Joe Peluso, Christian Baker, James Musshorn, Jan Petrov, JeffRobinette, Bob Koszela, Paul Payne, Mark Gray, Xavier Albira, Dror Mohar, Eric Tabala, Shawn Berman, Donald Clark, Shinnosuke Miyazawa, Vanessa Parr, John Beene, Al Perrotta – engineering assistance
  • Greg Morgenstein, Paul DeCarli, Billy Bowers, Justin Walden, Rail Jon Rogut, Isaac Abolin – additional Pro Tools
  • Andy Wallace– mixing
  • Mike Scielzi, Paul Suarez – mixing assistance
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering

Track listing:

All lyrics Axl Rose, except where noted.

  1. Chinese Democracy – Axl Rose, Joshua Freese, Paul Tobias, Thomas Stinson, Darren Reed, Robert Finck, Caram Costanzo, Eric Caudieux
  2. Shackler’s Revenge – Axl Rose, Robert Finck, Brian Carroll, Bryan Manta, Caram Costanzo, Peter Scaturro
  3. Better – Axl Rose, Robert Finck
  4. Street of Dreams – Axl Rose, Robert Finck, Darren Reed,Thomas Stinson, Paul Tobias
  5. If the World – Axl Rose, Chris Pitman
  6. There Was a Tiime – Axl Rose, Paul Tobias, Darren Reed, Thomas Stinson
  7. Catcher in the Rye – Axl Rose, Thomas Stinson, Darren Reed, Robert Finck, Paul Tobias
  8. Scraped – Axl Rose, Carroli Costanzo
  9. Riad N’ the Bedouins – Axl Rose, Robert Finck, Thomas Stinson, Paul Tobias
  10. Sorry – Axl Rose, Carroli Costanzo
  11. R.S. – Axl Rose, Paul Tobias, Darren Reed
  12. Madagascar – contains samples of speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr, Axl Rose, Chris Pitman
  13. This I Love – Axl Rose
  14. Prostitute – Axl Rose, Robert Finck, Paul Tobias

 

In January 1977.

In January 1977, “Epic” label released “Fountains of Light”, the second Starcastle studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Le Studio” in Morin Heights, Quebec, Canada, and was produced by Roy Thomas Baker.

Personnel:

  • Terry Luttrell- lead vocals
  • Herb Schildt- synthesizers, organ, piano
  • Gary Strater – bass guitar, Taurus pedals, vocals
  • Stephen Hagler, Matthew Stewart – guitars, vocals
  • Stephen Tassler – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Nick Blagona, Gary Lyons, George Marino – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Fountains
  2. Dawning of the Day
  3. Silver Winds
  4. True to the Light
  5. Portraits
  6. Diamond Song (Deep Is the Light)

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Pegasus” label released the debut, self-titled Nazareth album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by David Batchelor.

Personnel:

  • Dan McCafferty- lead vocals
  • Darrell Sweet- drums, backing vocals
  • Pete Agnew- bass guitar, guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Manny Charlton- guitar, backing  vocals
  • Dave Stewart- organ
  • Pete Wingfield- piano
  • Pete York- congas, jawbone, tambourine
  • J. Cole- slide guitar
  • Colin Fretcher – string, brass arrangements
  • Mike Brown – remastering
  • Robert M. Corich – liner notes, remastering
  • Roy Thomas Baker- engineer
  • C.S. Associates – sleeve design

Track listing:

All tracks by Manny Charlton, Dan McCafferty, Pete Agnew and Darrell Sweet, except where noted.

  1. Witchdoctor Woman – Manny Charlton, Dan McCafferty
  2. Dear John
  3. Empty Arms, Empty Heart
  4. I Had a Dream
  5. Red Light Lady
  6. Fat Man – Pete Agnew, Manny Charlton, Dan McCafferty
  7. Country Girl
  8. Morning Dew – Bonnie Dobson – Bonnie Dobson, Tim Rose
  9. The King Is Dead

 

In October 1969.

In October 1969, “Transatlantic” label released “The Deviants 3”, the third and final Deviants album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Morgan Studios” and “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Mick Farren.

Personnel:

  • Mick Farren– lead vocals
  • Paul Rudolph– guitar, vocals, mouth music
  • Duncan Sanderson – bass, vocals
  • Russell Hunter – percussion, vocals, stereo panning
  • Tony Ferguson – organ
  • Tony Wiggens – equipment, lead vocal
  • David Goodman – equipment, backing vocals
  • Jenny Ashworth – vocals
  • Roy Thomas Baker, Victor Gamm – engineering
  • Keith Morris– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Mick Farren, Paul Rudolph, Duncan Sanderson, Russel Hunter and Tony Ferguson.

  1. Billy the Monster
  2. Broken Biscuits
  3. First Line (Seven the Row)
  4. The People Suite
  5. Rambling B(l)ack Transit Blues
  6. Death of a Dream Machine
  7. Playtime
  8. Black George Does It with His Tongue
  9. The Junior Narco Rangers
  10. Lets Drink to the People
  11. Metamorphosis Explosion

 

On August 1, 1976.

On August 1, 1976, “Epic” label released “What a Lemon”, the ninth Gasolin’ album. It was recorded in June 1975 and March 1976, at “Rosenberg Studio” at Copenhagen and in New York City, and was produced by Roy Thomas Baker.

Personnel:

  • Kim Larsen– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Franz Beckerlee – lead guitar, moog, harmonica, vocals
  • Wili Jønsson– bass, keyboards, vocals
  • Søren Berlev – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Wolfgang Käfer – string arrangements
  • Palle Mikkelborg– string arrangements
  • Anne Linnet, Lis Sørensen– backing vocals
  • Hugo Rasmussen– double bass
  • Freddy Hansson – engineer

Track listing:

  1. What a Lemon – music Kim Larsen, Franz Beckerlee, Wili Jønsson, Søren Berlev, lyrics Kim Larsen, Franz Beckerlee, Wili Jønsson, Søren Berlev, Skip Malone, Dan Beck, Jan Bredsdorf
  2. Fatherless Hill – music: Kim Larsen, Kim Larsen, Franz Beckerlee, Wili Jønsson, Søren Berlev, lyrics Kim Larsen
  3. Lonesome Avenue – Kim Larsen
  4. Rebel Run – music Kim Larsen, Franz Beckerlee, Wili Jønsson, Søren Berlev , Tommy Petersen, lyrics Dan Beck
  5. Lots of Success- music Kim Larsen, Franz Beckerlee, Wili Jønsson, Søren Berlev, lyrics Kim Larsen, Franz Beckerlee, Wili Jønsson, Søren Berlev, Beck
  6. It’s All the Same to an American Dane – music Kim Larsen, Franz Beckerlee, Wili Jønsson, Søren Berlev, lyrics , Kim Larsen, Franz Beckerlee, Wili Jønsson, Søren Berlev, Mick Moloney, Dan Beck
  7. Lady Oh Lady – music Kim Larsen, Franz Beckerlee, Wili Jønsson, Søren Berlev, lyrics Kim Larsen, Franz Beckerlee, Wili Jønsson, Søren Berlev, Mick Moloney
  8. Sad Song of the Bluebird – music Kim Larsen, Franz Beckerlee, Wili Jønsson, Søren Berlev, lyrics Kim Larsen, Franz Beckerlee, Wili Jønsson, Søren Berlev , Mick Moloney
  9. Rabalderstraede – music Kim Larsen, Wili Jønsson, lyrics Kim Larsen, Franz Beckerlee, Wili Jønsson, Søren Berlev, Mogens Mogensen
  10. The Last Jim – Kim Larsen, Franz Beckerlee

In July 1975.

In July 1975, “Harvest” label released “Futurama”, the second Be-Bop Deluxe album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Roy Thomas Baker.

Personnel:

  • Bill Nelson– guitar, lead and backing vocals, keyboards
  • Charlie Tumahai– bass, backing vocals
  • Simon Fox– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Nelson.

  1. Stage Whispers
  2. Love With the Madman
  3. Maid in Heaven
  4. Sister Seagull
  5. Sound Track
  6. Music in Dreamland
  7. Jean Cocteau
  8. Between the Worlds
  9. Swan Song

In July 1972.

In July 1972, “Peg” label released “Exercises”, the second Nazareth studio album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Roy Thomas Baker.

Personnel:

  • Dan McCafferty- vocals
  • Darrell Sweet- drums, backing vocals
  • Pete Agnew- bass guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Manny Charlton- guitar, 12-string guitar, backing vocals
  • David Hentschel- synthesizer
  • Jedd Lander – bagpipes(B5), harmonica
  • Colin Fretcher – string arrangements
  • Robert M. Corich – liner notes, remastering
  • Laura Vallis – design
  • Mike Brown – remastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Pete Agnew, Manny Charlton, Dan McCafferty, Darrell Sweet.

  1. I Will Not Be Led
  2. Cat’s Eye, Apple Pie
  3. In My Time
  4. Woke Up This Morning
  5. Called Her Name
  6. Fool About You
  7. Love Now You’re Gone
  8. Madelaine
  9. Sad Song
  10. 1692 (Glencoe Massacre)

On July 10, 2007.

On July 10, 2007, “Reprise” label released “Zeitgeist”, the seventh Smashing Pumpkins album. It was recorded August 2006 – February 2007, and was produced by Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, Terry Date and Roy Thomas Bake. The cover design was by Shepard Fairey (Obey Giant).

Personnel:

  • Billy Corgan– vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards
  • Jimmy Chamberlin– drums, percussion, production
  • Roy Thomas Baker– recording , mixing
  • Terry Date– recording
  • Bruce Dickson, Justin Corrigan – photo shoot art supervision
  • Amber Griffin – photo shoot hair, makeup
  • Stephen Marcussen– mastering
  • Cynthia Obsenares – photo shoot costume design
  • Chris Owens, Kevin Mills, Alex Pavlides, Zephyrus Sowers, Bo Joe, Davey Rieley – assistant engineering
  • Vanessa Parr, Noel Zancanella – mix assistance, assistant engineering
  • Matt Taylor– package art direction
  • Bjorn Thorsrud– recording , mix assistance
  • Christina Wagner – photo shoot producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Corgan.

  1. Doomsday Clock
  2. 7 Shades of Black
  3. Bleeding the Orchid
  4. That’s the Way (My Love Is)
  5. Tarantula
  6. Starz
  7. United States
  8. Neverlost
  9. Bring the Light
  10. (Come On) Let’s Go!
  11. For God and Country
  12. Pomp and Circumstances