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JohnSebastianTheFourOfUs

Release Date August 9, 1971. (AllMusic Review by James Chrispell) Following his great solo debut, The Four of Us suffers a bit in comparison, but there’s a lot of great listening to be found here. Side one contains a variety of sounds, from the blues-based “Well, Well, Well” and “Black Snake Blues” to the Lovin’ Spoonful-reminiscent “Apple Hill” and “We’ll See.” Side two is a side-long title track broken down into four separate tunes and styles, the first being folkish, the second Caribbean, the third rock & roll, and the fourth country-rock, all tied together with a very pleasant, lilting refrain. http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-four-of-us-mw0000743462

JonBonJoviBlazeOfGlory

Blaze of Glory is Jon Bon Jovi’s first solo album, released in 1990. It includes songs from and inspired by the movie Young Guns II. Emilio Estevez asked for Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive” as the theme song for his upcoming Billy the Kid sequel, but Jon Bon Jovi ended up composing an all-new theme song for the film’s soundtrack instead. The album featured guests such as Elton John, Little Richard, and Jeff Beck. Blaze of Glory was awarded a Golden Globe. It also received Academy Award and Grammy nominations. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaze_of_Glory_%28Jon_Bon_Jovi_album%29

BarryWhiteCantGetEnough

Can’t Get Enough is the self-produced third album by American R&B singer Barry White, released in 1974 on the 20th Century label. In 2003, the album was ranked number 281 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The album topped the R&B albums chart, his third to do so. It also topped the Billboard 200 and peaked at #4 on the UK Albums Chart. The album included two Billboard R&B number-one singles, “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” and “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything”. Both were also successful on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #1 and #2 respectively. Both singles were also hits on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #8 and #1 respectively. The album was digitally remastered and reissued on CD on March 19, 1996 by Island/Mercury Records. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can%27t_Get_Enough_%28Barry_White_album%29

PatBenatarCrimesOfPassion

Crimes of Passion is the second studio album by American rock singer Pat Benatar, released on August 5, 1980 by Chrysalis Records. The album is the first to feature Myron Grombacher on drums, beginning a long tenure in Benatar’s band that would last into the late-1990s.

The album debuted on the US Billboard 200 album chart the week ending August 23 and held at No. 2 for five weeks in the US in January 1981, behind John Lennon’s Double Fantasy. It contains the hits “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” (US No. 9), “You Better Run” (US No. 42), “Treat Me Right” (US No. 18), plus a cover of Kate Bush’s international hit, “Wuthering Heights”. Crimes of Passion is Benatar’s biggest selling career album, having been certified 4x Platinum (for sales of over four million copies) in the United States alone. The song “Hell Is for Children”, which was not released as an A-side single, was also a hit on album-rock stations. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimes_of_Passion_%28Pat_Benatar_album%29

MichaelJacksonBen

Ben is the second studio album by American recording artist Michael Jackson. The album was released on August 4, 1972, while Jackson was still a member of The Jackson 5. The album received mixed reviews from contemporary music critics. Ben was more successful on music charts than Jackson’s previous studio album, having charted within the top ten on the Billboard 200. Internationally, the album was less successful, peaking at number twelve in Canada, while charting within the top 200 positions in Australia and France.

Worldwide, Ben has sold a reported 5 million units. The album released one single, the title track “Ben”, which was a commercial success on music charts, topping both the US Billboard Hot 100 and the Australian ARIA charts, giving Jackson his first number-one single, domestically and internationally. “Ben” also charted within the top ten in other territories worldwide. “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” was planned to be released as the second single from the album, but canceled for unspecified reasons. Two of the album’s songs were “stripped” in 2009 as part of the three-disc compilation Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_%28album%29

StevieNickBellaDonna

Bella Donna is the debut studio album by American singer, songwriter and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks. Released on July 27, 1981, the album reached number one on the U.S. Billboard charts in September of that year. Bella Donna was awarded Platinum status by the RIAA on October 7, 1981, less than three months after its release, and has since been certified quadruple-platinum.

The album spawned four substantial hit singles during 1981 and 1982: the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers-penned duet “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (#3), the Don Henley duet “Leather and Lace” (#6), the iconic “Edge of Seventeen” (#11), and country-tinged “After the Glitter Fades” (#32). (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bella_Donna_%28album%29

TheMoodyBluesInSearchOfTheLostChord

In Search of the Lost Chord is the third album by The Moody Blues, released in 1968 through Deram Records. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Search_of_the_Lost_Chord

LoudnessLightningStrikes

Lightning Strikes is the sixth studio album by the Japanese heavy metal band Loudness. The album, which was released on July 25, 1986, remained 15 weeks in the U.S. charts, peaking at #64 (Billboard 200). The album was produced by Max Norman. Lyrics for the album are credited to Loudness, even if producer Max Norman did a lot of uncredited work on them.

The album begins with the most commercial sounding song on the album, “Let It Go.” However, the rest of the album is in a heavier mold, and is in a relatively similar style to the previous album, Thunder in the East.

The album is known as Shadows of War in Japan, where it was released on March 24, 1986. The tracks are in a different order, and the song “Ashes in the Sky” is known as “Shadows of War.” There is also a slight difference in some vocal melodies and arrangements, Most notably an extended Musical Outro to 1000 Eyes. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_Strikes_%28Loudness_album%29

ParliamentTheClonesOfDrFunkenstein

The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein is an album by funk band Parliament, released in (July) of 1976. The album is notable for featuring horn arrangements by ex-James Brown band member, Fred Wesley. The album charted at #3 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart, #20 on the Billboard pop chart, and became Parliament’s second album to be certified gold. Two singles were released off the album, “Do That Stuff”, which charted at #22, and “Dr. Funkenstein” which charted at #43. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Clones_of_Dr._Funkenstein

DonHenleyEndOfInnocence

The End of the Innocence is the third studio solo album by Don Henley, the lead vocalist and drummer for the Eagles. The album was released in 1989, on Geffen , this would be his last release on that label. It was also his last solo album of the 1980s and it would be eleven years before he released another solo album, until 2000’s Inside Job.

The album is his best selling album, selling over 6 million copies in the United States alone, peaking at #8. The album featured three Top 40 singles “The End of the Innocence”, “The Heart of the Matter”, and “The Last Worthless Evening”. Those singles reached #8, #21, and #21 respectively. The album also featured “New York Minute” which reached #48 on the charts and was recorded by Henley and the Eagles for their live album Hell Freezes Over in 1994. “New York Minute” also has close association to the 9/11 tragedy, with heavy airplay by stations at the time. Henley won another Grammy and an MTV Video Music Award for the title track. In 2003, the album was ranked at number 389 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_End_of_the_Innocence_%28album%29