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On August 20, 1991.

On August 20, 1991, “Epic” label released “Pocket Full of Kryptonite”, the debut Spin Doctors studio album. It was recorded July – December 1990, at “The Power Station”, “RPM Studios” and “ACME Recording Studios” in New York, and was produced by Frank Aversa, Peter Denenberg, Frankie LaRocka, Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark Wjite and Aaron Comess. The album was certified 5 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Chris Barron – lead vocals
  • Eric Schenkman – guitar; lead vocals; piano
  • Mark White– bass
  • Aaron Comess – drums, percussion, Hammond organ; backing vocals; congas
  • John Popper– harmonica; backing vocals
  • John Bush – tambourine; congas
  • Engineers: Frank Aversa, Peter Denenberg, Marc Schwartz, Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark Wjite, Aaron Comess
  • Assistant engineers: Jeff Lippay, Motley
  • Mixing: Peter Denenberg, Frankie La Rocka, Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark Wjite and Aaron Comess
  • Mastering: Ted Jensen
  • Production coordination: Jason J. Richardson
  • Guitar technician: Joseph Miselis
  • Equipment manager: John Darren Greene
  • Art direction: Francesca Restrepo
  • Photography: Paul Aresu, Paul LaRaia
  • Cover art: Darren Greene, Chris Gross, Nicky Lindeman
  • Liner notes: Cree McCree

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark Wjite and Aaron Comess except where noted.

  1. Jimmy Olsen’s Blues
  2. What Time Is It?
  3. Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong
  4. Forty or Fifty
  5. Refrigerator Car
  6. More Than She Knows – Eric Schenkman, Simon Lambert, Graham Clark, J.P. Fitting
  7. Two Princes
  8. Off My Line – John David Bell, Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark Wjite, Aaron Comess
  9. How Could You Want Him (When You Know You Could Have Me?)
  10. Shinbone Alley/Hard to Exist – John Popper, Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark Wjite, Aaron Comess

 

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On August 10, 1993.

On August 10, 1993, “Columbia” label released “River of Dreams”, the twelve Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded in 1992, at The Boathouse at the “Island Boatyard” in Shelter Island, NY, “Cove City Sound Studios” in Glen Cove, NY and “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Billy Joel, Danny Kortchmar, Joe Nicolo and David Thoener. The album cover was a painting by Christie Brinkley (Joel’s then-wife). The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”; 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada; Platinum in Germany by “BMVI”; 2 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”; Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”; and 5 x Platinum in US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Billy Joel: lead vocals, clavinet, Hammond organ, background vocals, piano, organ, synthesizer, keyboards
  • Zachary Alford: – drums
  • Phillip Ballou, Katreese Barnes, Dennis Collins, Will Downing, Frank Floyd, Diane Garisto, Stephanie James, Devora Johnson, Corliss Stafford, Brenda White-King – choir vocals
  • Tommy Byrnes: guitar
  • Richie Cannata: tenor sax
  • Schuyler Deale: bass
  • Lewis Del Gatto: orchestra manager
  • Liberty DeVitto: drums
  • Laurence Etkin: trumpet
  • Wrecia Ford: background vocals
  • Arno Hecht: baritone sax
  • Lonnie Hillyer: bass
  • Jeff Jacobs: synthesizer, additional programming
  • Color Me Badd: backing vocals
  • Jeff Lee Johnson: bass
  • Steve Jordan: drums
  • Curtis Rance King, Jr.: choir conductor and contractor
  • Danny Kortchmar: guitar
  • Andy Kravitz: percussion
  • Osvaldo Melindez: trombone
  • Ira Newborn: orchestration
  • Jim Saporito: percussion
  • Marlon Saunders: choir vocals, background vocals
  • Frank Simms, George Simms: background vocals
  • M. Stevens: bass
  • Crystal Taliefero: vocal arrangement, background vocals
  • Chuck Treece: bass
  • Mike Tyler: guitar
  • Leslie West: guitat
  • David Witworth: background vocals
  • A&R – Don DeVito
  • Art, commerce – Jeff Schock
  • Art direction – Christopher Austopchuk
  • Design – Sara Rotman
  • Engineers – Carl Glanville, Joe Nicolo, Phil Nicolo, Dick Grobelny
  • Engineer – Dan Hetzel
  • Engineer – Brian Vibberts
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen
  • Mixed by Niko Bolas, David Thoener, Joe Nicolo, Phil Nicolo
  • Photography – Glen Erler
  • Production coordinator – Bill Zampino
  • Recorded by Bob Thrasher, Bradshaw Leigh, Dave Wilkerson, Jay Healy.
  • Technical Support – Andrew Baker*, Artie Smith, Courtney Spencer, Dave Hofbauer, David Hewitt, Doug Kleeger, Greg Garland, Howie Mendelson, Jon “J.D.” Dworkow*, Larry DeMarco, Laura Delia, Lester Baylinson, Peter Goodrich, Steve Bramberg.

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel.

  1. No Man’s Land
  2. The Great Wall of China
  3. Blonde Over Blue
  4. A Minor Variation
  5. Shades of Grey
  6. All About Soul
  7. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
  8. The River of Dreams
  9. Two Thousand Years
  10. Famous Last Words

On August 9, 1980.

On August 9, 1980, “Qwest Records” label released “Give Me The Night”, the 18th George Benson album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Kendun Recorders” in Burbank,  and “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Quincy Jones. in 1981 Benson won “Grammy Awards” for “Best Male R&B Vocal Performance”, the track “Moody’s Mood” won “Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male” and track “Off Broadway” won “Best R&B Instrumental Performance”. Quincy Jones and Jerry Hey also won the “Grammy Award” for “Best Instrumental Arrangement” for the song “Dinorah, Dinorah”. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • George Benson– lead and backing vocals, guitar and lead guitar, scat
  • Lee Ritenour– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Louis Johnson, Abe Laboriel– bass guitar
  • John Robinson, Carlos Vega – drums
  • Paulinho Da Costa– percussion
  • Greg Phillinganes– keyboards, synthesizer, Fender Rhodes
  • Michael Boddicker– synthesizer
  • Richard Tee– synthesizer bass, electric piano, synthesizer
  • Herbie Hancock– synthesizer, Fender Rhodes
  • Clare Fischer– Yamaha CS30, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes
  • George Duke– keyboards
  • Jerry Hey– trumpet
  • Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams– saxophone, flute
  • Marty Paich– string arrangements, conductor
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster
  • Patti Austin– backing and lead vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap, Diva Gray, Jocelyn Allen, Tom Bahler– backing vocals
  • Recorded and mixed by Bruce Swedien
  • Assistant engineers – Sheridan Eldridge, Ralph Osbourne, Mark Sackett.
  • Mastered by Jim Sintetos, Kent Duncan
  • Liner notes by Quincy Jones
  • Art direction – Richard Seireeni
  • Illustration – Paul Jasmin
  • Cover photography – Norman Seeff
  • Sleeve photography – Peter Brill
  • Typography – Anderson Typographics

Track listing:

All tracks by Rod Temperton except where indicated.

  1. Love X Love
  2. Off Broadway
  3. Moody’s Mood – Eddie Jefferson, James Moody
  4. Give Me the Night
  5. What’s On Your Mind – Glen Ballard, Kerry Chater
  6. Dinorah, Dinorah – Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins
  7. Love Dance – ivan Lins, Gilson Peranzzetta, Paul Williams
  8. Star of a Story (X)
  9. Midnight Love Affair – David “Hawk” Wolinski
  10. Turn Out the Lamplight

In August 1969.

In August 1969, “Polydor” label released the self-titled, debut and only Blind Faith album. It was recorded February – June 1969, at “Olympic Studios” and “Morgan Studios”, and was produced by Jimmy Miller. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”, Platinum in Norway by “IFPI Norway” and Platinum in US by the “RIIA”. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 14 on its list of the “The 30 Greatest One Album Wonders”.

Personnel:

  • Steve Winwood– keyboards, vocals, guitars; bass guitar
  • Eric Clapton– guitars; vocals
  • Ric Grech– bass guitar, violin; vocals
  • Ginger Baker– drums, percussion; vocals
  • George Chkiantz, Keith Harwood, Andy Johns, Alan O’Duffy – engineers
  • Andy Johns, Jimmy Miller – mixing
  • Stanley Miller, Bob Seidemann– cover design and photography
  • Chris Blackwell, Robert Stigwood– executive producers
  • Margaret Goldfarb – production co-ordination

Track listing:

  1. Had to Cry Today – Stevie Winwood
  2. Can’t Find My Way Home – Stevie Winwood
  3. Well All… Right – Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, Joe B. Mauldin, Norman Petty
  4. Presence of the Lord – Eric Clapton
  5. Sea of Joy – Stevie Winwood
  6. Do What You Like – Ginger Baker

In August 1968.

In August 1968, “MGM” label released “Every One of Us”, the fourth Eric Burdon & The Animals album released in the US. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by “Everyone of Us”.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon- vocals
  • Vic Briggs- guitar, bass
  • John Weider- guitar, celeste
  • George Bruno (Zoot Money) – Hammond organ, vocals, piano
  • Danny McCulloch- bass, vocals, 12-string guitar
  • Barry Jenkins– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Eric Burdon except where noted.

  1. White Houses
  2. Uppers and Downers
  3. Serenade to a Sweet Lady – John Weider
  4. The Immigrant Lad
  5. Year of the Guru
  6. James Infirmary – traditional, arranged by Eric Burdon
  7. New York 1963-America 1968 – Eric Burdon, George Bruno

On August 3, 1992.

On August 3, 1992, “Atlantic” label released “Welcome to Wherever You Are”, the eighth INXS album. It was recorded 1991–1992, at “Rhinoceros Recordings” in Sydney, and was produced by Mark Opitz, Michael Hutchence, Kirk Pengilly, Garry Gary Beers, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss and Tim Farriss. In 1997, the album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Michael Hutchence– vocals
  • Kirk Pengilly– guitar, saxophone, vocals
  • Garry Gary Beers– bass guitar
  • Andrew Farriss– guitar, keyboards
  • Jon Farriss– drums, percussion
  • Tim Farriss– guitar
  • Australian Concert Orchestra
  • Deni Hines – backing vocals
  • Sunil De Silva – percussion
  • Bob Clearmountain– mixing
  • Niven Garland – engineer
  • Melissa Van Twest – assistant engineer
  • Neil Sandbach – orchestral engineer
  • Colin Piper – conductor
  • Mick Kenny, Andrew Farriss – orchestral arrangements
  • Leon Zervos – mastering
  • Chris Murphy– management
  • Steve Pyke– cover photography
  • Peggy Sirota – photography
  • Michael Nash Assoc. – design 

    Track listing:

    All tracks by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence, except where noted.

    1. Questions – Andrew Farriss
    2. Heaven Sent – Andrew Farriss
    3. Communication
    4. Taste It
    5. Not Enough Time
    6. All Around
    7. Baby Don’t Cry – Andrew Farriss
    8. Beautiful Girl – Andrew Farriss
    9. Wishing Well
    10. Back on Line – Jon Farriss, Michael Hutchence
    11. Strange Desire
    12. Men and Women – Michael Hutchence

 

On August 3, 1987.

On August 3, 1987, “Phonogram” label released “Hysteria” the fourth Def Leppard studio album. It was recorded February 1984–January 1987, at “Wisseloord Studios” in Hilversum; “Windmill Lane Studio 2” in Dublin; “Studio Des Dames” in Paris, and was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange. In 2004, “Hysteria” was ranked at number 464 on “Rolling Stone’s” magazine list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified 4 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; 10 x Platinum in Canada by “CRIA”; Diamond in US by the “RIIA” and 2 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Joe Elliott – lead vocals
  • Phil Collen- guitars, backing vocals
  • Steve Clark- guitars, backing vocals
  • Rick Savage- bass, bass synthesiser, backing vocals
  • Rick Allen– drums
  • Robert John “Mutt” Lange– backing vocals
  • Rocky Newton – backing vocals
  • Philip “Art School” Nicholas – keyboards, Fairlight programming
  • Nigel Green – engineer, assistant engineer, mixing
  • Erwin Musper, Ronald Prent – engineer
  • Mike Shipley– mixing
  • Bob Ludwig, Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Ross Halfin, Laurie Lewis – photography
  • Mark Flannery – tape operator
  • Art concept, design – Andie Airfix @ Satori

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Phil Collen, Steve Clark and Mutt Lange.

  1. Women
  2. Rocket
  3. Animal
  4. Love Bites
  5. Pour Some Sugar On Me
  6. Armageddon It
  7. Gods of War
  8. Don’t Shoot Shotgun
  9. Run Riot
  10. Hysteria
  11. Excitable
  12. Love and Affection