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In July 1972.

In July 1972, “Warner Bros” label released “Saint Dominic’s Preview”, the sixth Van Morrison studio album. It was recorded 1971 – 1972, at “Wally Heider Studios”, “Pacific High Studios” in San Francisco, “The Church” in San Anselmo, California,  and was produced by Ted Templeman and Van Morrison.


  • Van Morrison— vocals, acoustic, rhythm and twelve string guitar, backing vocals, arrangements
  • Jules Broussard — tenor saxophone, flute
  • Lee Charlton — drums
  • Bill Church— bass
  • Ron Elliott— acoustic guitar
  • “Boots” Houston — tenor saxophone, backing vocals
  • Mark Jordan — piano
  • Connie Kay— drums
  • Bernie Krause— Moog synthesizer
  • Gary Mallaber— drums, percussion, vibraphone
  • John McFee— steel guitar
  • Doug Messenger — electric and acoustic guitars
  • Ronnie Montrose— acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Mark Naftalin— piano, Moog synthesizer
  • Pat O’Hara — trombone
  • Janet Planet — backing vocals
  • Tom Salisbury — piano, organ
  • Rick Shlosser- drums
  • Ellen Schroer — backing vocals
  • Jack Schroer— alto and baritone saxophones
  • Mark Springer — backing vocals
  • Leroy Vinnegar— double bass
  • Engineers: Donn Landee, Bob Schumaker, Jim Gaines, Dave Brown, Steve Brandon
  • Mixing: Donn Landee, Bob Schumaker
  • Photography: Michael Maggid
  • Arrangements – Tom Salisbury
  • Remastering – Tim Young, Walter Samuel

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison.

  1. Jackie Wilson Said (I’m in Heaven When You Smile)
  2. Gypsy
  3. I Will Be There
  4. Listen to the Lion
  5. Saint Dominic’s Preview
  6. Redwood Tree
  7. Almost Independence Day





On November 14, 1983.


On November 14, 1983, “RCA” label released “Touch”, the third Eurythmics studio album. It was recorded in 1983. at “The Church” in London, and was produced by David A. Stewart. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 493 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.


  • Annie Lennox- vocals, flute, percussion, keyboard, arranger
  • Dave Stewart- vocals, dulcimer, bass, guitar, drum programming, keyboard, xylophone, sequencing, arranger
  • Dick Cuthell- trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn
  • Martin Dobson -baritone saxophone
  • Dean Garcia – bass
  • Michael Kamen- conductor
  • British Philharmonic– strings
  • Engineer: Jon Bavin
  • String arrangements: Michael Kamen
  • Art direction:Laurence Stevens
  • Design: Laurence Stevens
  • Cover design: Andrew Christian, Laurence Stevens
  • Photography: Brian Aris, Pete Ashworth

Track listing:

All tracks by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, except “Fame” by David Bowie, Carlos Alomar and John Lennon and “ABC (Freeform)” by David A. Stewart, Timothy Wheater, Nadine Masseron.

  1. Here Comes the Rain Again
  2. Regrets
  3. Right By Your Side
  4. Cool Blue
  5. Who’s That Girl
  6. The First Cut
  7. Aqua
  8. No Fear, No Hate, No Pain (No Broken Hearts)
  9. Paint a Rumour

On March 19, 1990.


On March 19, 1990, “Mute” label released “Violator”, the seventh Depeche Mode studio album. It was recorded May 1989 – January 1990, at “Logic Studios” in Milan, “Pukrecording Studios” in Gjerlev (Denmark), “The Church” and “Master Rock Studios” in London, “Axis” in New York, and was produced by Flood and Depeche Mode. In 2003, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked the album at number 342 on its list of the “500 greatest albums of all time” and on number 57 on its list of “100 best albums of the nineties”.


  • Area – sleeve
  • Daryl Bamonte– assistant engineering
  • David Browne – assistant engineering
  • Anton Corbijn– sleeve
  • Mark Flannery – assistant engineering
  • Flood– mixing
  • Alan Gregorie – engineering
  • Goh Hotoda – engineering
  • Peter Iversen – engineering
  • François Kevorkian– mixing
  • Phil Legg – engineering
  • Steve Lyon – engineering
  • Dick Meaney – assistant engineering
  • Daniel Miller– mixing
  • Dennis Mitchell – engineering
  • Pino Pischetola – engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Martin Gore.

  1. World in My Eyes
  2. Sweetest Perfection
  3. Personal Jesus
  4. Halo
  5. Waiting for the Night
  6. Enjoy the Silence / Interlude Crucified
  7. Policy of Truth
  8. Blue Dress / Interlude
  9. Clean