Posts Tagged ‘the’

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

MaryJBligeWhatsThe411

What’s the 411? is the debut album by American recording artist Mary J. Blige, released July 28, 1992. Upon being signed to Uptown Records, she began working with record producer Puff Daddy. The album spawned six singles, including “You Remind Me” and “Real Love”. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What%27s_the_411%3F

MetallicaRideTheLightning

Ride the Lightning is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica. The album was released on July 27, 1984 by the independent record label Megaforce Records. The album was recorded in a three-week span with producer Flemming Rasmussen at the Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artwork, based on the band’s concept, represents an electric chair in the midst of thunders. The album title was taken from a passage in Stephen King’s novel The Stand. Few months after its release, Elektra Records signed Metallica to a multi-year contract and reissued the album. It was certified 6× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2012 for shipping six million copies in the United States. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ride_the_Lightning

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

KissTheOriginals

The Originals pack was a re-release of the first three albums by the rock band Kiss: Kiss, Hotter Than Hell and Dressed to Kill. The paper sleeves holding each disc were duplicates of the original album covers. It was packaged with a 16-page history booklet, a color Kiss Army sticker, and a sheet of six trading cards. The album is very hard to find complete, often commanding large prices on online auction sites (i.e. eBay). (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Originals_%28Kiss_album%29

TheByrdsFifthDimension

Fifth Dimension is the third album by the American folk rock band The Byrds and was released in July 1966 on Columbia Records. Most of the album was recorded following the February 1966 departure of the band’s principal songwriter Gene Clark. In an attempt to compensate for Clark’s absence, guitarists Jim McGuinn and David Crosby stepped into the breach and increased their songwriting output. In spite of this, the loss of Clark resulted in an uneven album that included a total of four cover versions and an instrumental. However, the album is notable for being the first by The Byrds not to include any songs written by Bob Dylan, whose material had previously been a mainstay of the band’s repertoire.

The album peaked at #24 on the Billboard Top LPs chart and reached #27 on the UK Albums Chart. Two preceding singles, “Eight Miles High” and “5D (Fifth Dimension)”, were included on the album, with the former just missing the Top 10 of the Billboard singles chart. Additionally, a third single taken from the album, “Mr. Spaceman”, managed to reach the U.S. Top 40. Upon release, Fifth Dimension was widely regarded as the band’s most experimental album to date and is today considered influential in originating the musical genre of psychedelic rock. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_Dimension_%28album%29

DioLastInLine

The Last In Line is the second studio album by the American heavy metal band Dio, released on July 2, 1984. It features the singles “We Rock” and “The Last In Line”. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_in_Line

QueenTheGame

The Game is the eighth studio album by British rock band Queen released on 30 June 1980. It was the only Queen album to reach #1 in the US and became their best selling studio album in the US with four million copies sold to date, tying News of the World’s US sales tally. The album received very favourable reviews. Notable songs on the album include the bass-driven “Another One Bites the Dust” and the rockabilly “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, both of which reached #1 in the US. The Game was the first Queen album to use a synthesiser (an Oberheim OB-X). (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Game_%28Queen_album%29

ACDCFlyOnTheWall

Fly on the Wall is an album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It was the band’s ninth internationally released studio album and the tenth to be released in Australia. All songs were written by Angus Young (guitar), Malcolm Young (guitar), and Brian Johnson (vocals). The album was re-released in 2003 as part of the AC/DC Remasters series. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fly_on_the_Wall_%28AC/DC_album%29

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