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In April 1973.

In April 1973, “Hi” label released “Call Me”, the sixth Al Green album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Royal Recording Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Willie Mitchell and Al Green. In 2003, “VH1” TV network ranked it at number 70 on the list of the  “Greatest Albums of All Time”; the same year “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 289 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Al Green – vocals
  • Donna Rhodes – background vocals
  • Sandra Rhodes – background vocals
  • Archie Turner – piano
  • Al Jackson Jr.– drums
  • Charles Chalmers – background vocals, horn arrangements
  • Howard Grimes– drums
  • Jack Hale, Sr. – trombone
  • Charles Hodges– organ, piano
  • Leroy Hodges– bass
  • Mabon “Teenie” Hodges– guitar
  • Wayne Jackson– trumpet
  • Ed Logan – tenor saxophone
  • Andrew Love– tenor saxophone
  • The Memphis Strings – strings
  • James Mitchell – baritone saxophone, horn arrangements
  • Bud O’Shea – executive producer
  • Willie Mitchell– engineer
  • Eli Okun – executive producer
  • Cheryl Pawelski– assistant producer
  • Kathy Kinslow – assistant producer
  • Charles Levan – assistant producer
  • Margaret Goldfarb – assistant producer
  • Robert Gordon – liner notes
  • Jim Cummins – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Green; except where noted.

  1. Call Me (Come Back Home) – Al Green, Al Jackson, Jr. Willie Mitchell
  2. Have You Been Making Out O.K.
  3. Stand Up
  4. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Hank Williams
  5. Your Love Is Like the Morning Sun
  6. Here I Am (Come and Take Me) – Al Green, Teenie Hodges
  7. Funny How Time Slips Away – Willie Nelson
  8. You Ought to Be With Me – Al Green, Al Jackson, Jr. Willie Mitchell
  9. Jesus Is Waiting

 

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In March 1977.

In March 1977, “Kling Klang Records” label released “Trans-Europe Express” the sixth Kraftwerk studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Kling Klang Studios” in Düsseldorf, Germany, and was produced by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider.In 2001, TV network “VH1” placed “Trans-Europe Express” at number 56 on their list of “100 Greatest Albums of All Time”; in 2002, “Slant Magazine” placed the album at number one on its list of the “Greatest Electronic Albums of the 20th Century”; in 2003, “Rolling Stone” ranked  the album at number 253 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”; in 2014, the “LA Times” called it “The Most Important Pop Album of the Last 40 Years”.

Personnel:

  • Ralf Hütter– voice, synthesizer, orchestron, synthanorma-sequenzer, electronics, producer
  • Florian Schneider– voice, vocoder, votrax, synthesizer, electronics, producer
  • Karl Bartos– electronic percussion
  • Wolfgang Flür– electronic percussion
  • Peter Bollig – engineer
  • Bill Haverson – engineer
  • Thomas Kuckuck – engineer
  • Maurice Seymour – photography
  • Stara – photography
  • Ink Studios – typographic design

Track listing:

  1. Europe Endless – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider
  2. The Hall of Mirrors – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil Schult
  3. Showroom Dummies – Ralf Hütter
  4. Trans-Europe Epress – Ralf Hütter, Emil Schult
  5. Metal on Metal – Ralf Hütter
  6. Abzug – Ralf Hütter
  7. Franz Schubert – Ralf Hütter
  8. Endless Endless – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider

 

 

 

In February 1970.

sweet-baby-james

In February 1970, “Warner Bros” label released “Sweet Baby James”, the second James Taylor studio album. It was recorded in December 1969, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Peter Asher. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Sweet Baby James” at number 103 on its list of the “Greatest Albums of All Time”. In 2003 the TV network “VH1” named  the album the 77th greatest album of all time. “Sweet Baby James” was certified 3 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor— guitar, vocals
  • Jack Bielan —brass
  • Chris Darrow —fiddle, violin
  • Carole King— piano, vocals
  • Danny Kortchmar— guitar
  • Russ Kunkel— drums
  • John London— bass
  • Randy Meisner— bass
  • Red Rhodes— steel guitar
  • Bobby West —double bass

Tracks listing:

All tracks by James Taylor except where noted.

  1. Sweet Baby James
  2. Lo and Behold
  3. Sunny Skies
  4. Steamroller
  5. Country Road
  6. Oh, Susanna – Stephen Foster
  7. Fire and Rain
  8. Blossom
  9. Anywhere Like Heaven
  10. Oh Baby, Don’t You Loose Your Lip on Me
  11. Suite for 20 G

 

On October 2, 1981.

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On October 2, 1981, “A&M” label released “Ghost in the Machine” the fourth Police studio album. It was recorded January – September 1981, at “AIR Studios” in Montserrat and “Le Studio” in Quebec, and was produced by The Police and Hugh Padgham. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Ghost in the Machine” at number 323 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album’s cover was ranked at No. 45 in “VH1’s” list of the “50 Greatest Album Covers”. The graphic was designed by Mick Haggerty.

Personnel:

  • Sting– bass guitar, lead and backing vocals, double bass, keyboards, saxophone
  • Andy Summers– guitars, backing vocals, guitar synth, keyboards
  • Stewart Copeland– drums, backing vocals, percussion, keyboards
  • Jean Roussel– piano
  • Hugh Padgham– engineering
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Dave Collins, Bob Ludwig– remastering
  • Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff, Mick Haggerty, Vartan – art direction
  • Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff, Mick Haggerty – design
  • Duane Michals– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Sting, except where noted

  1. Spirits in the Material World
  2. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  3. Invisible Sun
  4. Hungry for You (J’aurais toujours faim de toi)
  5. Demolition Man
  6. Too Much Information
  7. Rehumanize Yourself – Sting, Stewart Copeland
  8. One World (Not Three)
  9. Ωmegaman – Andy Summers
  10. Secret Journey
  11. Darkness – Stewart Copeland

 

 

On July 25, 1980.

ACDC_Back_in_Black

On July 25, 1980, “Albert / Atlantic” labels released “Back in Black”, the seventh  AC/DC studio album. It was recorded April–May 1980, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange. The album’s all-black cover was designed as a “sign of mourning” for band’s original singer Bon Scott, who died in 1980. “Back in Black” was huge commercial success; it has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide, becoming the the second-highest-selling album in history. “Back in Black” was certified Platinum in Argentina by “CAPIF”; 12 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIIA”; Platinum in Austria by “IFPI”; Diamond in Canada by “Music Canada”; 2 x Platinum in France by “SNEP”; 2 x Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in Italy by “FIMI”; 2 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI”; Platinum in UK by “BPI” and 22 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”. In 2001, “VH1” ranked “Back in Black” at number 82 on its list of the “Top 100 Albums”; in 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 77 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”; in 2010, “Back in Black” was ranked at number 2 in the book “100 Best Australian Albums”.

Personnel:

  • Brian Johnson– lead vocals
  • Angus Young– lead guitar
  • Malcolm Young– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Cliff Williams– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Phil Rudd– drums
  • Tony Platt– assistant engineering
  • Benji Armbrister – assistant engineering
  • Jack Newber – assistant engineering
  • Brad Samuelsohn –mixing
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Bob Defrin –art direction
  • Robert Ellis –photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson.

  1. Hells Bells
  2. Shoot to Thrill
  3. What Do You Do for Money Honey
  4. Given the Dog a Bone
  5. Let Me Put My Love into You
  6. Back in Black
  7. You Shook Me All Night Long
  8. Have a Drink on Me
  9. Shake a Leg
  10. Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution

On July 22, 1977.

My Aim_is True

On July 22, 1977, “Stiff” label released “My Aim Is True”, the debut Elvis Costello  album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, at “Pathway Studios” in London, and was produced by Nick Lowe. The album cover was designed by Barney Bubbles. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “My Aim Is True” at number 168 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”; the same year, the TV network “VH1” named “My Aim Is True” the 80th greatest album of all time. In 2007, the album was inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Costello– vocals, guitar, piano and drumsticks
  • John McFee– lead guitar, pedal steel guitar, backing vocals
  • Sean Hopper– piano, organ, backing vocals
  • Mickey Shine – drums
  • Stan Shaw – organ
  • Nick Lowe– backing vocals, piano, drumsticks, bass
  • Andrew Bodnar– bass
  • Steve Goulding– drums
  • Johnny Ciambotti – bass, backing vocals
  • Steve Nieve– organ and piano overdubs

Track listing:

All tracks by Elvis Costello.

  1. Welcome to the Working Week
  2. Miracle Man
  3. No Dancing
  4. Blame It on Cain
  5. Alison
  6. Sneaky Feelings
  7. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
  8. Less Than Zero
  9. Mystery Dance
  10. Pay It Back
  11. I’m Not Angry
  12. Waiting for the End of the World

 

 

On July 21, 1987.

Appetite for Destruction

On July 21, 1987, “Geffen” label released “Appetite for Destruction”, the debut Guns N’ Roses studio album. It was recorded March – April 1987, at “Rumbo Studios”;  “Canoga Park”; “Take One Studio”; “The Record Plant”,and “Can Am Studio” in California, and was produced by Mike Clink. The album’s originally planned cover art was based on Robert Williams’ painting “Appetite for Destruction”. In 1989, “Rolling Stone” ranked “Appetite for Destruction” at number 62 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”; in 2003, “VH1”music channel ranked “Appetite for Destruction”  the 42nd “Greatest Album of All Time”; in 2006,  “Kerrang!” magazine ranked the album at number one on its list of “Best Rock Albums”. The album was huge commercial successes; with sale of more than 30 million copies worldwide, it is one of the best-selling records ever.

Personnel:

  • Axl Rose– lead vocals, synthesizer, percussion
  • Slash– lead guitar, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Izzy Stradlin– rhythm guitar, lead guitar, backing vocals, percussion
  • Duff “Rose” McKagan– bass, backing vocals
  • Steven Adler– drums
  • Mike Clink– engineering
  • Steve Thompson– mixing
  • Michael Barbiero– mixing
  • George Marino– LP & cassette mastering
  • Barry Diament –CD mastering
  • Dave Reitzas, Micajah Ryan, Andy Udoff, Jeff Poe, Julian Stoll, & Victor “the fuckin’ engineer” Deyglio – engineering assistance
  • Michael Hodgson – art direction & design
  • Robert John, Jack Lue, Greg Freeman, Marc Canter, & Leonard McCardie –photography

Track listing:

  1. Welcome to the Jungle – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff “Rose” McKagan, Steven Adler
  2. It’s So Easy – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff “Rose” McKagan, Steven Adler, West Arkeen
  3. Night Train – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff “Rose” McKagan, Steven Adler
  4. Out ta Get Me – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff “Rose” McKagan, Steven Adler
  5. Brownstone – W. Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff “Rose” McKagan, Steven Adler
  6. Paradise City – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff “Rose” McKagan, Steven Adler
  7. My Michelle – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff “Rose” McKagan, Steven Adler
  8. Think About You – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff “Rose” McKagan, Steven Adler
  9. Sweet Child’o Mine – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff “Rose” McKagan, Steven Adler
  10. You’re Crazy – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff “Rose” McKagan, Steven Adler
  11. Anything Goes – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff “Rose” McKagan, Steven Adler, Chris Weber
  12. Rocket Queen – Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff “Rose” McKagan, Steven Adler