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In December 1979.

In December 1979, “Warner Bros” label released the self-titled, debut Christopher Cross album. It was recorded in July 1979, at “Warner Bros Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Michael Omartian. The album was certified Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 5 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Christopher Cross – lead and backing vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, arrangements
  • Larry Carlton– guitar solo
  • Valerie Carter– lead and background vocals
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Assa Drori – concertmaster
  • Victor Feldman– vibraphone, percussion
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Jay Graydon– guitar solo
  • Jim Horn– saxophone
  • Eric Johnson– guitar solo
  • Jackie Kelso– saxophone
  • Nicolette Larson, Myrna Matthews, Marty McCall, Michael McDonald, Don HenleyStormie Omartian, D. Souther– background vocals
  • Lew McCreary – trombone
  • Rob Meurer – arrangements, synthesizer, electric piano, celesta, acoustic piano, organ
  • Michael Omartian– arrangements, acoustic piano, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Tomás Ramírez – saxophone
  • Don Roberts – saxophone
  • Andy Salmon – bass
  • Tommy Taylor – drums
  • Michael Osttin – assistant producer
  • Chet Himes – engineer, mixing
  • Stuart Gitlin – second engineer
  • Bobby Hata – mastering
  • Danny Henderson, James Flournoy Holmes –artwork
  • James Flournoy Holmes, Wonder Graphics – design
  • Jim Newhouse – flamingo concept

Track listing:

All tracks by Christopher Cross.

  1. Say You’ll Be Mine
  2. I Really Don’t Know Anymore
  3. Spinning
  4. Never Be the Same
  5. Poor Shirley
  6. Ride Like the Wind
  7. The Light Is On
  8. Sailing
  9. Minstrel Gigolo

 

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In December 1978.

In December 1978, “Esoteric Records” label released “Of Queues and Cures”, the second National Health studio album. It was recorded in July 1978, at “Ridge Farm Studio” in Ruspor, Surrey, UK, and was produced by Mike Dunne.

Personnel:

  • Dave Stewart- organ, electric piano, piano, minimoog
  • Phil Miller- guitar
  • John Greaves- bass, piano innards, crooning
  • Pip Pyle- drums, breakage, percussion, handclaps
  • Selwyn Baptiste- steel drums
  • Rick Biddulph – bass, bass and organ solo
  • Peter Blegvad- spoken word excerpt
  • Georgie Born- cellos
  • Mike Dunne, Brian Gaylor – engineer
  • Jimmy Hastings- clarinets, flute
  • Phil Minton- trumpets
  • Paul Nieman – trombones
  • Keith Thompson – oboe

Track listing:

  1. The Bryden Two-Step (For Amphibians), Pt. 1 – Dave Stewart
  2. The Collapso – Dave Stewart
  3. Squarer for Maud – John Greaves
  4. Dreams Wide Awake – Phil Miller
  5. Binoculars – Pip Pyle
  6. Phlâkatön – Pip Pyle
  7. The Bryden Two-Step (For Amphibians), Pt. 2 – Dave Stewart
  8. Paracelsus (Excerpt) (bonus track)
  9. The Apocalypso (bonus track)

 

On November 27, 1998.

On November 27, 1998, “IHT Records” label released “White Ladder”, the fourth David Gray studio album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by David Gray, Lestyn Polson and Craig McClune. The album was certified 23 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”, 10 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • David Gray – vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards
  • Craig McClune – vocals, drums, keyboards, bass
  • Tim Bradshaw – keyboards
  • Simon Edwards – bass
  • Colm Mac Con Iomaire– violin
  • Terry Edwards – string arrangements
  • Lestyn Polson – engineer, programmer
  • Marius de Vries– additional production, programming
  • Steve Sidelnyk – additional programming
  • Dave Turner – mastering
  • Donal Dineen, Phil Knott – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by David Gray, except where noted.

  1. Please Forgive Me
  2. Babylon
  3. My Oh My – David Grey, Craig McClune
  4. We’re Not Right – David Gray, Craig McClune, Lestyn Poison
  5. Nightblindness
  6. Silver Lining
  7. White Ladder – David Gray, Craig McClune, Lestyn Poison
  8. This Year’s Love
  9. Sail Away
  10. Say Hello Wave Goodbye – Marc Almond, David Bail

 

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

 

On November 20, 1989.

On November 20, 1989,”Virgin” label released “…But Seriously”, the fourth Phil Collins studio album. It was recorded April – October 1989, at “The Farm” in Chiddingfold, Surrey, UK, “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Phil Collins and Hugh Padgham. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Argentina by “CAPIF”, 5 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, 2 x Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”, 7 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Diamond in France by “SNEP”, 6 x Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”, Platinum in Hong Kong by “IFPI Hong Kong”, 3 x Platinum in Italy by “FIMI”, Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”, 2 x Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”, Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, 2 x Platinum in Portugal by “AFP”,  7 x Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”, 5 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”, 9 x Platinum in UK by “BPI and 4 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Phil Collins– vocals, drums, percussion, tambourine, keyboards, mixing
  • Daryl Stuermer– guitar
  • Leland Sklar– bass guitar
  • David Crosby– vocals
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Pino Palladino– bass guitar
  • Stephen Bishop– vocals
  • Eric Clapton– guitar
  • Steve Winwood– Hammond organ
  • Dominic Miller- guitar
  • The Phenix Horns:
    • Don Myrick– saxophone
    • Louis Satterfield– trombone
    • Harry Kim– trumpet
    • Rhamlee Michael Davis – trumpet
  • Alex Brown, Marva King, Lynne Fiddmont – backing vocals
  • Hugh Padgham – mixing, engineer
  • Ed Goodreau, Simon Osbourne – assistant engineer
  • Tom Tom 84 – horn arrangements
  • Maurice Spears – music preparation
  • Trevor Key– photography

 

Track listing:

All tracks by Phil Collins, except where noted.

 

  1. Hang in Long Enough
  2. That’s Just the Way It Is
  3. Find a Way to My Heart
  4. Colours
  5. Father to Son
  6. Another Day in Paradise
  7. All of My Life
  8. Something Happened on the Way to Heaven
  9. Do You Remember?
  10. I Wish It Would Rain Down

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Warner Bros” and “Reprise” labels released “Not till Tomorrow”, the sixth Ralph McTell album released in UK. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Tony Visconti.

Personnel:

  • Ralph McTell– lead vocals, guitar, piano, organ, harmonica
  • Tony Visconti– sitar, organ, recorder, background vocals
  • Mary Visconti (Mary Hopkin)– background vocals
  • Danny Thompson– double bass
  • Laurie Allan– percussion
  • Victor Gamm – recording engineer
  • Seabrook/Graves/Aslett – sleeve art direction
  • Kelvin McGowan – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ralph McTell.

  1. Zimmerman Blues
  2. First Song
  3. When I Was a Cowboy
  4. Nettle Wine
  5. Sylvia
  6. Birdman
  7. Barges
  8. Standing Down in New York Town
  9. Another Rain Has Fallen
  10. This Time of Night
  11. Gypsy

On November 3, 2017.

On November 3, 2017, “Capitol” label released “The Thrill of It All”, the second Sam Smith studio album. It was recorded in 2017, and was produced by Steve Fitzmaurice, Brendan Grieve, Malay, Tyler Johnson, StarGate, Emile Haynie and Timbaland. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Denmark by “IFPI Denmark”, Platinum in Netherland by “NVPI”, Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, Platinum in Norway by “IFPI Norway” and 2 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Sam Smith – lead and background vocals
  • Lawrence Dopson – piano
  • Tyler Johnson – piano, electric guitar, bass guitar, drum loop, Moog synthesizer, programming
  • Ben Jones – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Camaron Ochs – electric guitar, background vocals
  • Jimmy Napes – piano, drums, drum programming, organ, percussion, synthesizer pads
  • Timbaland – percussion, bass, drum programming, synthesizer pads
  • Darryl Pearson – guitars
  • Malay – guitars, bass guitar, keyboards, engineer, programming
  • Reuben James – Fender rhodes, organ, piano, Wurlitzer
  • Jodi Milliner – bass, drum programming, Moog bass, Moog synthesizer
  • Dareen Heelis – bass guitar, drum programming, engineer, Moog synthesizer
  • Earl Harvin – percussion, tambourine, drum programming
  • Steve Fitzmaurice – drums, percussion, drum programming, engineer, mixing
  • Brendan Grieve – celeste, drum programming, engineer
  • Emile Haynie – piano, drums, percussion, programming
  • Lawrence Johnson – vocal arrangements
  • Ian Burdge, Richard George, Everton Nelson, Bruce White – string section leader
  • Simon Hale – string arrangements, string conductor
  • Ruven Afanador – cover photo
  • James Barber – photography

Track listing:

  1. Too Good at Goodbyes – Sam Smith, James Napier, Mikkel S.EriksenTor Erik Hermansen
  2. Say it First – Sam Smith, James Napier, James Ho
  3. One Last Song – Sam Smith, James Napier, Tyler Johnson
  4. Midnight Train – Sam Smith, James Napier, James Ho
  5. Burning – Sam Smith, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Dominic Jordan, Jimmy Giannos
  6. Him – Sam Smith, Brendan Grieve, Reuben James
  7. Baby, You Make Me Crazy – Sam Smith, James Napier, Emile Haynie, Dennis Ronald Thomas
  8. No Peace – Sam Smith, James Napier, Yebba Smith
  9. Palace – Smith, Tyler Johnson, Camaron Ochs
  10. Pray – Sam Smith, James Napier, Timothy Mosley, Darryl Pearson, Larrance Dopson, Jose A. Valasquez