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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Barry Gibb - Now Voyager

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of Now Voyager, the first officially released solo studio album by Barry Gibb. The 1984 release spent eight weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 72.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Cherrelle - Fragile

This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of Fragile, the debut album from R&B singer Cherrelle (the stage name for Cheryl Anne Norton). This 1984 release, produced in part by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, spent eight weeks on the US Billboard Album chart and peaked at number 144. It also climbed up to number 27 on the US Billboard R&B chart.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Cult - Dreamtime

September marks the thirtieth anniversary of Dreamtime, the debut album from British band the Cult. The band included Ian Asbury (vocals), Billy Duffy (guitar), Jamie Stewart (bass and backing vocals) and Nigel Preston (drums). This 1984 release went to number 46 in Sweden and number 21 in the UK.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Black Flag - Family Man

Celebrating its thirtieth anniversary is Family Man, the third full length studio album from Black Flag. The record was broken into two parts thematically; the first side featured spoken word tracks by Henry Rollins while the second side was mostly instrumentals.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Dave Edmunds - Riff Raff

Celebrating its thirtieth anniversary is Riff Raff, the 1984 release from Dave Edmunds. Just like his previous album Information (click here for that review), this one was also co-produced by Edmunds with Jeff Lynne. The album, however, only spent four weeks on the US Billboard Album chart with a top spot of number 140.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Woman In Red (soundtrack)

Today (August 28th) marks the thirtieth anniversary of the release of The Woman In Red, the soundtrack album for the film of the same name. The romantic comedy, starring Gene Wilder, Charles Grodin, Gilda Radner and Kelly LeBrock in her screen debut, was an adaptation of a 1976 French film called Pardon Mon Affaire.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Alan Parsons Project - Eve

Today (August 27th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Eve, the fourth studio album from the Alan Parsons Project. This 1979 release went to number 74 in the UK, number 10 in both Canada and Sweden, number 6 in Norway, number 2 in Austria, and number 1 in Germany. Here in the US, it spent twenty-seven weeks on the Billboard Album chart and peaked at number 13.