GinBlossomsNewMiserableExperience

New Miserable Experience is the breakthrough album by the pop-rock band the Gin Blossoms, released on August 4, 1992. The album was released to little fanfare and relatively lackluster reviews. However, nearly a year after its release the lead single, “Hey Jealousy”, entered the top 40, with “Found Out About You” following a few months later. The album eventually reached multi-platinum status.

The band’s guitarist, Doug Hopkins, was fired near the conclusion of the recording sessions for the album, ostensibly for his persistent alcohol problems. His replacement, Scott Johnson, is listed as a member of the band in the liner notes, but did not play on the album. Just as the album was becoming a success at the end of 1993, Hopkins committed suicide. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Miserable_Experience

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DefLeppardHysteria

Hysteria is the fourth studio album by English hard rock band Def Leppard, released on 3 August 1987 through Mercury Records and reissued on 1 January 2000. It is the band’s best-selling album to date, selling over 20 million copies worldwide, including 12 million in the US, and spawning seven hit singles. The album charted at #1 on both the Billboard 200 and the UK Albums Chart. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hysteria_%28Def_Leppard_album%29

CreedenceClearwaterRevivalGreenRiver

Green River is the third studio album by American rock and roll band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in August 1969 after their second release Bayou Country which was released in January of the same year. In 2003, the album was ranked number 95 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It features two of the band’s best-known songs, “Bad Moon Rising” and the title track. The album was remastered and reissued on 180 Gram Vinyl by Analogue Productions in 2006. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_River_%28album%29

BostonDontLookBack

Don’t Look Back is the second studio album by American rock band Boston, released in 1978. The title track is one of the band’s biggest hits, reaching #4 in 1978 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album sold over four million copies in the first month of its release, and was certified 7x platinum by the RIAA in the US.

This album also marked the beginning of the band’s legal fight with its record label Epic Records. Scholz claimed that Epic executives pushed him and the band into releasing the album before they felt it was ready. He also said that the album “was ridiculously short. It needed another song.” Their next album, Third Stage, was not released for another eight years, by which time the band and record label had parted ways and were fighting a courtroom battle that Boston ultimately won. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_Look_Back_%28Boston_album%29

Elvis1973

Elvis is Elvis Presley’s self-titled 1973 album. This album is often called “The Fool” album after one of the songs included in it, in order to differentiate it from the 1956 album of the same title. The album sold over 1 million copies worldwide despite it being released soon after the much more successful Aloha from Hawaii album. “Fool” and “Where Do I Go From Here” were recorded in March 1972. “It’s Impossible” is a live recording from the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas from February 1972. Tracks 3, 4, 6–10 were leftovers from the March and May 1971 recording sessions at RCA’s Studio B in Nashville. Three songs feature Presley on piano: “It’s Still Here”, “I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen” and “I Will Be True”. These three selections were all released together for a second time as part of the 1980 boxed set, Elvis Aron Presley. The song “Fool” was also released in this collection. Four other songs in this album were also reissued in other albums, as well; “It’s Impossible” (Pure Gold, 1975), “Padre” (He Walks Beside Me, 1978), “(That’s What You Get) For Lovin’ Me” (A Canadian Tribute, 1978) and “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” (Our Memories Of Elvis Volume 2, 1979). The title track “Fool” was issued as a single and managed to reach No. 15 in the UK backed by a live version of “Steamroller Blues”. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_%281973_album%29

BrendaLee

Brenda Lee is the second studio album by American pop and country artist Brenda Lee. The album was released August 1, 1960 on Decca Records and was produced by Owen Bradley. The album’s second single “Sweet Nothin’s” became Lee’s first major hit single on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking within the Top 10. This was followed by the third single “I’m Sorry” released the following year that became her first single to top the Billboard Hot 100. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brenda_Lee_%28album%29

JourneyEscape

Escape (stylized as E5C4P3 on the album cover) is the seventh studio album by American rock band Journey, released on July 31, 1981. It topped the American Billboard 200 chart and features four hit Billboard Hot 100 singles – “Don’t Stop Believin'” (#9), “Who’s Crying Now” (#4), “Still They Ride” (#19) and “Open Arms” (#2) – plus rock radio staple “Stone in Love.” It was certified 9x platinum by the RIAA and sold over twelve million copies worldwide, making it the band’s most successful studio album and second most successful album overall behind Greatest Hits. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_%28Journey_album%29