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On April 8, 1976.

On April 8, 1976, “Atlantic” label released the self-titled, debut Firefall album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Criteria Studios” in Miami, Florida, and was produced by Jim Mason. This album became the fastest record to achieve gold status in “Atlantic” label history, and was certified Platinum by “RIAA” in the US.

Personnel:

  • Rick Roberts– vocals, acoustic guitars
  • Larry Burnett– vocals, acoustic, rhythm and electric guitars
  • Mark Andes- bass guitar
  • Jock Bartley- lead electric and slide guitars, Bigsby Palm Pedal guitar, cover concept
  • Michael Clarke– drums
  • David Muse – piano, clavinet, synthesizer, flute, tenor sax, harmonica
  • Joe Lala – congas, timbales, shakers, tambourine, finger cymbals, sand blocks
  • Peter Graves – trombone
  • Ken Faulk – trumpet
  • Whit Sidener – baritone sax
  • George Marino– mastering
  • Karl Richardson – engineer
  • Michael Laskow – engineer assistant
  • Ralph Wernli – front cover design

Track listing:

  1. It Doesn’t Matter – Chris Hillman, Rick Roberts, Stephen Stills
  2. Love Isn’t All – Larry Burnett
  3. Livin’ Ain’t Livin’ – Rick Roberts
  4. No Way Out – Larry Burnett
  5. Dolphin’s Lullaby – Rick Roberts
  6. Cinderella – Larry Burnett
  7. Sad Ol’ Love Song – Larry Burnett
  8. You Are the Woman – Rick Roberts
  9. Mexico – Rick Roberts
  10. Do What You Want – Larry Burnett

 

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On March 23, 1956.

On March 23, 1956, “RCA Victor” label released the self-titled, debut Elvis Presley album. It was recorded July 1954 – January 1956, at “”RCA Victor Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, “RCA Victor Studios” in New York City, “Sun Studio” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Sam Phillips (Sun recordings) and Steve Sholes (RCA recordings). “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album cover at number 40, on its list of the “100 Greatest Album Covers”. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley– vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
  • Scotty Moore– electric guitar
  • Chet Atkins– acoustic guitar
  • Floyd Cramer– piano
  • Shorty Long– piano
  • Bill Black– bass
  • Doug Poindexter– percussion, guitar
  • J. Fontana– drums
  • Johnny Bernero – drums
  • Gordon Stoker– backing vocals
  • Ben Speer– backing vocals
  • Brock Speer– backing vocals

 Track listing:

  1. Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
  2. I’m Counting On You – Don Robertson
  3. I Got a Woman – Ray Charles, Renald Richard
  4. One Sided Love Affair – Bill Campbell
  5. I Love You Because – Leon Payne
  6. Just Because – Bob Shelton, Joe Shelton, Sydney Robin
  7. Tutti Frutti – Dorothy LaBostrie, Richard Wayne Penniman
  8. Tryin’ to Get You – Rose Marie McCoy, Charles Singleton
  9. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You) – Howard Biggs, Joe Thomas
  10. I’ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’) – Jimmy Wakely
  11. Blue Moon – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  12. Money Honey – Jesse Stone

 

On March 17, 2017.

On March 17, 2017, “Matador Records” label released “Hot Thoughts”, the ninth Spoon studio album. It was recorded in 2016, at “Tarbox Road Studios” in Cassadaga, New York, “Public Hi-Fi” in Austin, Texas, “Catacomb Recording Company” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Dave Fridmann, Britt Daniel, Jim Eno, Alex Fischel and Rob Pope.

Personnel:

  • Britt Daniel– vocals, guitars, keys, piano, percussion, bass, design
  • Jim Eno– drums, percussion, keys
  • Alex Fischel – keyboards, piano, guitars, percussion
  • Rob Pope– bass, percussion
  • Stephen Patterson – extra drums
  • Brad Shenfeld – darbuka, saz
  • Ted Taforo – saxophone
  • Sharon Van Etten– vocals
  • Sabrina Ellis – vocals
  • Sara Houser – vocals
  • Blair Robbins – vocals
  • Dave Fridmann– recording, mixing
  • Brad Bell – engineering
  • Matt Gerhard – engineering
  • Mike Fridmann – engineering
  • Max Lorenzen – engineering
  • Grant Eppley – engineering
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Gentry Studer – mastering
  • Janet Weiss– song sequencing
  • Christine Messersmith – cover image
  • Alan Hynes – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Britt Daniel, except  where noted.

  1. Hot Thoughts – Britt Daniel, Sean Dineen
  2. WhisperI’lllistentohearit
  3. Do I Have to Talk You Into It
  4. First Caress – Britt Daniel, Alex Fischel
  5. Pink Up
  6. Can I Sit Next to You
  7. I Ain’t the One
  8. Tear It Down – Britt Daniel, Laura Pergolizzi
  9. Shotgun – Britt Daniel, Sean Dineen
  10. Us – Britt Daniel, Ted Taforo

On January 24, 1995.

On January 24, 1995, “Warner Bros” label released “Balance”, the tenth Van Halen studio album. It was recorded May – September, 1994, at “5150 Studios” in Studio City, “Little Mountain Sound Studios” in  Vancouver, and was produced by Bruce Fairbairn. In 2004, the album was certified 3 x Platinum, in US by the “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Eddie Van Halen– lead guitar, keyboards, background vocals
  • Michael Anthony– bass, background vocals
  • Sammy Hagar– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Alex Van Halen– drums, percussion
  • Steve Lukather– background vocals
  • The Monks of Gyuto Tantric University – chants
  • Mike Fraser– mixing
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Erwin Musper – engineer
  • Mike Plotnikoff – engineer
  • Jeri Heiden – art direction
  • Randee Saint Nicholas – photography
  • Glen Wexler – photography (front cover)

Track listing:

All tracks by Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar  and  Alex Van Halen.

  1. The Seventh Seal
  2. Can’t Stop Lovin’ You
  3. Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do)
  4. Amsterdam
  5. Big Fat Money
  6. Strung Out
  7. Not Enough
  8. Aftershock
  9. Doin’ Time
  10. Baluchitherium
  11. Take Me Back (Déjà Vu)
  12. Feelin’

In January 1970.

In January 1970, “Dunhill” label released “The Grass Is Greener”, the third Colosseum album (released only in US and Canada). It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Tony Reeves and Gerry Bron.

Personnel:

  • Dave Greenslade– vocals, organ, keyboards
  • Dick Heckstall-Smith– saxophone
  • Jon Hiseman– drums
  • Dave “Clem” Clempson– vocals, guitar
  • Tony Reeves– bass
  • James Litherland – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Jumping Off the Sun – Mike Taylor, Dave Tomlin
  2. Lost Angeles – Dave Greenslade, Dick Heckstall-Smith
  3. Elegy – James Litherland
  4. Butty’s Blues – James Litherland
  5. Rope Ladder to the Moon – Pete Brown, Jack Bruce
  6. Bolero – Maurice Ravel
  7. The Machine Demands a Sacrifice – Pete Brown, Jon Hiseman, James Litherland
  8. The Grass is Greener – Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman

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