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On March 4, 1989.

On March 4, 1989, “London” label released “The Big Area”, the second Then Jerico album. It was recorded in 1988, at “The Manor”, “Olympic” “Abbey Road” “Townhouse” and “Air” in UK, “Sunset Sound”, “Westlake”, Summa”, “Sound Castle” and “The Hit Factory” in USA, and was produced by Rhett Davies and Peter Henderson.


  • Mark Shaw – vocals
  • Chris Youdell – keyboards
  • Robert Downes – guitar
  • Scott Taylor – rhythm guitar
  • Jason Stainthorpe – bass guitar
  • Steve Wren – drums, percussion
  • Belinda Carlisle – background vocals
  • Charles Judge – keyboards
  • Paul Buckmaster – string arrangements
  • John Brough – engineer
  • Peter Henderson – engineer
  • Richard Sullivan – engineer

Track listing:

All lyrics by Mark Shaw, all music by Mark Shaw, Chris Youdell, Robert Downes, Scott Taylor, Jason Stainthorpe and Steve Wren, except where noted.

  1. Big Area
  2. What Does It Takes – Sandy Stuart, David Munday
  3. You Ought to Know
  4. Song for the Brokenhearted
  5. Darkest Hour – Mark Shaw, Scott Taylor, Chris Youdell
  6. Reeling
  7. Where You Lie
  8. Sugar Box
  9. Helpless
  10. Under Fire

On December 7, 2020.

On December 7, 2010, Harold Montgomory Budd died aged 84. He was musician (piano, keyboards, guitar), composer, professor, and poet, noted for his work in the avant-garde minimalist scene in the USA in the 60’. His work in avant-garde, jazz, minimalism, ambient, and neoclassical music brought him world recognition, especially through his collaboration with Brian Eno and Robin Guthrie. He also collaborated with Andy Partridge, John Foxx, Graham Haynes, Simon Raymonde, Elizabeth Fraser, Eralso Bernocchi, Bill Nelson, Clive Wright, Jaki Liebezeit, Ruben Garcia, Daniel Lentz, Bill Laswell and Jah Wobble.  

On December 9, 2003.

On December 9, 2003, “Island” label released “Reason”, the second Hoobastank studio album. It was recorded March – August 2003, at “Bay 7 Studios”, “Valley Village Studios”, “Sparky Dog Studios” in Calabasas, California, and was produced by Howard Benson. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, 2 x Platinum in the USA by “RIAA”.


  • Doug Robb – lead and background vocals 
  • Dan Estrin – acoustic and electric guitar 
  • Markku Lappalainen – bass guitar 
  • Chris Hesse – drums 
  • Michael Valerio – upright bass 
  • Howard Benson – keyboards
  • Mark Robertson – violin, string contractor
  • Sam Fisher – violin
  • Rene Mandel – violin
  • Simon Oswell – viola
  • Shanti Randall – viola
  • Evan Wilson – viola
  • Victor Lawrence – cello
  • David Low – cello
  • Deborah Lurie – string arrangements
  • David Mergen – cello
  • Jamie Oliver – group vocals 
  • Ian Watkins – group vocals
  • Chris Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Mike Plotnikoff – mixing
  • Louis Marino – art direction, design, illustrations
  • Danny Clinch – band photography
  • RJ Muna – cover photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Doug Robb; all music by Daniel Estrin.

  1. Same Direction
  2. Out of Control
  3. What Happened to Us
  4. Escape
  5. Just One
  6. Lucky
  7. From the Heart
  8. The Reason
  9. Let It Out
  10. Unaffected
  11. Never There
  12. Disappear

On May 20, 1997.

On May 20, 1997, “Roswell” and “Capitol” labels released “The Colour and the Shape”, the second Foo Fighters studio album. It was recorded November 1996 – February 1997, at “Bear Creek” in Woodinville, WA. “WGNS” in Washington, D.C., “Grandmaster Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Gil Norton. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in USA by “RIAA”.


  • Dave Grohl– lead vocals, guitar, drums, art direction
  • Pat Smear– guitar, art direction
  • Nate Mendel– bass, art direction
  • William Goldsmith– drums
  • Taylor Hawkins– drums
  • Lance Bangs, Chris Bilheimer, Ryan Boesch – handclaps
  • Louise Post- backing vocals
  • Bradley Cook, Geoff Turner – engineering
  • Ryan Boesch, Todd Burke, Don Farwell, Ryan Hadlock, Jason Mauza – assistant engineering
  • Chris Sheldon– mixing
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Bradley Cook, Geoff Turner – recording technicians
  • Jeffery Fey – art direction, design
  • Tommy Steele – art direction
  • George Mimnaugh – design
  • Andy Engel – logo design
  • Josh Kessler – photography

 Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel and Pat Smear except where noted.

  1. Doll
  2. Monkey Wrench
  3. Hay, Johnny Park!
  4. My Poor Brain
  5. Wind Up
  6. Up in Arms
  7. My Hero
  8. See You
  9. Enough Space – Dave Grohl
  10. February Stars
  11. Everlong – Dave Grohl
  12. Walking After You – Dave Grohl
  13. New Way Home

On May 5, 2017.

On May 5, 2017, “Bureau B” label released “Fresh Air”, the 13th Faust studio album.  It is a combination of live and studio recordings captured during a 28-day tour of the USA in March and April 2016.


  • Werner “Zappi” Diermaier
  • Jean-Hervé Péron
  • Maxime Manac’h
  • Beata Budkiewicz
  • Michael Day
  • Braden Diotte
  • Jürgen Engler
  • Ulrich Krieger
  • Barbara Manning – vocals
  • Robert Pepper
  • Ysanne Spevack
  • Ulrike Stöve
  • Dirk Dresselhaus– editing, mixing
  • Tom Meyer – mastering
  • Jeanne-Marie Varain – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Werner “Zappi” Diermaier, Jean-Hervé Péron and Maxime Manac’h.

  1. Fresh Air
  2. Birds of Texas
  3. Partitur
  4. La Poulie
  5. Chlorophyl
  6. Lights Flicker
  7. Fish
  8. American Sperm (bonus track 7” single)
  9. Partitur Lang (bonus track 7” single)

On November 18, 2016.

On November 18, 2016, “Blackened Recordings” label released “Hardwired… to Self-Destruct”, the tenth Metallica studio album. It was recorded May 2015 – August 2016, at “Metallica’s HQ” in San Rafael, California, and was produced by Greg Fidelman, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”, Platinum in Belgium by “BEA”, 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Platinum in Czech Republic by “IFPI Czech Republic”, Platinum in France by “SNEP”, 2 x Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”, 2 x Platinum in Greece by “IFPI Greece”, Platinum in Hungary by “MAHASZ”, 3 x Platinum in Mexico by “AMPROFON”, 4 x Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”, and Platinum in USA by “RIAA”.


  • James Hetfield– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Kirk Hammett– lead guitar
  • Robert Trujillo– bass, backing vocals
  • Lars Ulrich– drums
  • Dave Collins – mastering
  • Greg Fidelman– mixing, recording
  • Mike Gillies, Sara Lyn Killion – additional recording
  • Ken Matcke – assistant engineering
  • Dan Monti, Jim Monti,Jason Gossman – digital editing
  • Turner Duckworth – cover design
  • Herring & Herring – photography, creative direction

Track listing:

All tracks by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, except where noted.

  1. Hardwired
  2. Atlas, Rise!
  3. Now That We’re Dead
  4. Moth into Flame
  5. Dream no More
  6. Halo on Fire
  7. Confusion
  8. ManUNkind – James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo
  9. Here Comes Revenge
  10. Am I Savage?
  11. Murder One
  12. Spit Out the Bone

On February 23, 2015.


On February 23, 2015, “SPV/Steamhammer” label released “A Conspiracy of Stars”, the twenty-first UFO album. It was recorded in 2014, at “Ecology Room Studios” in Kent, and at “The Core” in USA, and was produced Chris Tsangarides,


  • Phil Mogg– vocals
  • Vinnie Moore– guitars
  • Paul Raymond– keyboards
  • Rob De Luca– bass
  • Andy Parker– drums
  • Chris Tsangarides– recording, mixing
  • Helge Engelke– mastering
  • Tristan Greatrex– album artwork

Track listing:

  1. The Killing Kind – Rob De Luca, Phil Mogg
  2. Run Boy Run – Vinnie Moore, Phil Mogg
  3. Ballad of the Left Hand Gun – Vinnie Moore, Phil Mogg
  4. Sugar Cane – Vinnie Moore, Phil Mogg
  5. Devil’s in the Detail – Vinnie Moore, Phil Mogg
  6. Precious Cargo – Vinnie Moore, Phil Mogg
  7. The Real Deal – Paul Raymond, Phil Mogg
  8. One and Only – Rob De Luca, Phil Mogg
  9. Messiah of Love – Vinnie Moore, Phil Mogg
  10. Rollin’ Rollin – Vinnie Moore, Phil Mogg

On March 6, 1968.


On March 6, 1968, “Columbia” label released the debut self-titled album by “The United States of America”. It was recorded in December 1967, and was produced by David Rubinson.


  • Joseph Byrd– electronic music, electric  harpsichord,  organ, calliope, piano, vocals
  • Dorothy Moskowitz– lead vocals
  • Gordon Marron – electric violin, ring modulator, vocals
  • Rand Forbes – electric bass
  • Craig Woodson – electric drums, percussion
  • Ed Bogas– occasional organ, piano, calliope

Track listing:

  1. The American Metaphysical Circus – Joseph Byrd
  2. Hard Coming Love – Joseph Byrd, Dorothy Moskowitz
  3. Cloud Song – Joseph Byrd, Dorothy Moskowitz
  4. The Garden of Earthly Delights – Joseph Byrd, Dorothy Moskowitz
  5. I Won’t Leave My Wooden Wife for You, Sugar – Joseph Byrd, Dorothy Moskowitz
  6. Where Is Yesterday – Gordon Marron, Ed Bogas, Dorothy Moskowitz
  7. Coming Down – Joseph Byrd, Dorothy Moskowitz
  8. Love Song for the Dead Ché – Joseph Byrd
  9. Stranded in Time – Gordon Marron, Ed Bogas
  10. The American Way of Love
  • Metaphor for an Older Man – Joseph Byrd
  • California Good time Music – Joseph Byrd
  • Love Is All – Joseph Byrd, Dorothy Moskowitz, Rand Forbes, Craig Woodson and Gordon Marron

On February 17, 1984.


On February 17, 1984, “Arista” label released “Into the Gap”, the fourth Thompson Twins studio album. It was recorded 1983 -1984, at the “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, and was produced by Alex Sadkin and Tom Balley.  The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”, and 2 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”.


  • Tom Bailey– vocals, guitars, contrabass; piano, synthesizer; harmonica, drum programming
  • Joe Leeway– synthesizer, percussion, backing vocals
  • Alannah Currie– drums, percussion, marimba, xylophone, backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie, and Joe Leeway.

  1. Doctor! Doctor!
  2. You Take Me Up
  3. Day After Day
  4. Sister of Mercy
  5. No Peace for the Wicked
  6. The Gap
  7. Hold Me Now
  8. Storm on the Sea
  9. Who Can Stop the Rain

On January 25, 2005.


On January 25, 2005, “Sanctuary Records” released “Side One”, the thirteenth Adrian Belew solo album. It was recorded in 2004 at “Rancho Relaxo & Studio Belew” in USA, and was produced by Adrian Belew.


  • Adrian Belew – all instruments and vocals; production; paintings
  • Les Claypool- bass
  • Danny Carey- drums, tabla,
  • Gary Tussing – cello
  • Peter Hyrka – violin
  • Ian Wallace- the voice of BBC
  • Julie Rust – layout Design

All tracks by Adrian Belew, except where noted.

  1. Ampersand
  2. Writing on the Wall
  3. Matchless Man
  4. Madness – Adrian Belew, Aram Khachaturian
  5. Walk Around the World
  6. Beat Box Guitar
  7. Under the Radar
  8. Elephants
  9. Pause