Ashley McBryde. Blake Shelton. Kenny Chesney. Thank you Crate. Is this a better rip in terms of audio quality? Btw, I managed to have vol. I will upload them soon. Quote from: Greta on September 12,PM. Prince 's album Dirty Mind was widely praised by critics, earning a gold record award, but his double-LP became his first major hit album, selling over six million copies  and spawning three hit singles.
The title track reached No. Chicago was picked up by Warner Bros. After teaming with producer David Fosterthe band shot back into the charts in with the album Chicago 16which reached No.
The group's second Warner album, Chicago 17became the biggest seller of its career—it reached No. His second solo album sold more than a million copies and produced another 1 hit, " The Next Time I Fall ".
He recorded three more critically praised albums for Warner Bros. His next album Behind the Sun also fared well, reaching 34 and the hit single " Forever Man " went to 26, but he transferred to Reprise for his next release. Another resurgent s act who scored major success with Warner Bros. During an extended break in the late s the group gained ownership of its London recordings and signed with Warner Bros.
The group's first two Warner albums Deguello and El Loco were moderately successful, but Eliminator became a major hit thanks to strong support for its music videos on MTV. Afterburner went to 4 and produced seven hit singles, including " Sleeping Bag " 8.
Sire artist Madonna shot to international prominence with her self-titled debut album and her first mainstream hit single " Holiday ", which reached No. It was quickly followed by Like a Virginwhich became her first US 1 album and has sold more than 21 million copies worldwide.
The title track was also a huge international hit, going to 1 in Australia, Canada, Japan and the US. However, the sexually explicit album track " Darling Nikki " generated a major controversy that had lasting effects—when politician's wife Tipper Gore heard her year-old daughter listening to the song and investigated the lyrics, her outrage led to the formation of the conservative lobby group Parents Music Resource Center.
Their stance was vehemently opposed by former Warner Bros. However, escalating friction between guitarist Eddie Van Halen and lead singer David Lee Roth reached breaking point soon after the album's release and Roth left the band, to be replaced by Sammy Hagarwho recorded for WB as part of Montrose ; was also the last time they worked with Ted Templemanwho had produced all their albums up to this point.
InDire Straits' single " Money for Nothing " gained massive exposure on MTV thanks to its innovative computer-animated music videopropelling the single to 1 in the US.
The new incarnation of Van Halen bounced back inreleasing the enormously successful album which went to 1 and produced two hit singles, "Why Can't This Be Love" US 3 and "Dreams" The same Album) true of Prince. He scored numerous hit albums and singles through the latter half of the s, but his record sales declined and Warner Bros.
His image was also tarnished by the failure of his later film ventures, his embarrassing refusal to participate in the recording of " We Are The World " and his sacking of guitarist Wendy Melvoin and long-serving keyboard player Lisa Coleman. The album Around the World in a Day held the 1 spot on the Billboard for three weeks and peaked at 5 in the UK, selling seven million copies despite minimal promotion. Prince's next project had a long and complex evolution, beginning as a proposed concept double-album called Dream Factory ; Prince then proposed a solo LP which he intended to issue under the pseudonym Camillebut he eventually combined elements from both to create the ambitious three-album set Crystal Ball.
However, because of the relatively lower sales of his previous albums, Prince's manager Steve Fargnoli and Warner Bros. Prince at first refused and a battle of wills ensued for several weeks, but he eventually backed down and removed seven tracks; the resulting double-album was released in March as " Sign o' the Times ".
Despite Prince's bitterness over its forced reduction, it was very successful, peaking at 6 on the Billboard albums chart and selling 5 million copies, while the title single " Sign o' the Times " reached No. Madonna's landmark album True Blue produced three US 1s and two Top 5 singles and the LP was an unprecedented success, topping the charts in more than 28 countries a feat that earned her a place in the Guinness Book of Recordsand to date it has sold 24 million copies.
After several years in the doldrums, a reinvigorated Paul Simon burst back onto the music scene in late with Graceland. It became the best-selling American album of and the most successful of Simon's solo career, selling more than 5 million copies, and winning the Grammy for 'Album of the Year'; the title track also won 'Song of the Year' in In jazz, Warner Bros. His comeback album Tutu was a major crossover hit, gaining rave reviews and winning a Grammy in In the summer ofWarner Bros.
DuringPrince recorded a pared-down funk LP, The Black Albumbut he withdrew it in December just before it was to be released even thoughcopies had been printed. Its hastily recorded replacement Lovesexy was a moderate success, reaching 11 on the Billboard album chart although it reached No. However, he rebounded in with the soundtrack for the hugely successful Batman film, which sold more than eleven million copies, reached No.
Like fellow Athens, Georgia natives the Bs, R. For most of the s they were signed to the independent label IRS Records and inthey broke out to mainstream success with the album Documenttheir first to sell more than one million copies. Their Warner debut Green established them as a major force, earning a platinum album and selling more than 4 million copies worldwide, and " Stand " became their first US hit single.
Inafter an extended period of inactivity following the death of guitarist and main writer Ricky K.O. - Eddie Warner - Progressive Percussions (Vinylthe Bs shot back to prominence with the album Cosmic Thing. In earlyMadonna signed an endorsement deal with Pepsiwho introduced her new single " Like a Prayer " in the lavish "Make a Wish" commercial—the first LP a pop single had debuted in an advertisement and the first time such a commercial was given a worldwide satellite premiere.
The single became Madonna's seventh US 1 and topped the chart in more than 30 other countries, and the album also went to 1, sold seven million copies worldwide and produced two more US Top 5 singles, establishing Madonna as the most successful female artist of the s and one of the most successful musical performers of all time. In Time Inc. After a long period of relative stability that was notable in the cutthroat American music industry, the death of Steve Ross in late marked the start of a period of major upheaval at Warner Bros.
Prince's fortunes in the Nineties were mixed; he scored more hits and renewed his contract inbut his relationship with Warner Bros. LP soon soured, climaxing in a highly publicized legal battle and his eventual departure from the label.
Although his fourth film, Graffiti Bridge was panned by critics and bombed at the box office  the album of the same name was very successful—it reached No. Diamonds and Pearls became one of the biggest albums of his career, selling 9 million records, reaching 3 in the US, 2 in the UK and 1 in Australia, with five of the six singles lifted from the album becoming hits in the US and other countries, including " Cream ", which became his fifth US 1.
Prince was appointed a vice-president of Warner Bros. Records when he re-signed with them inbut soon regretted his decision. His next album—identified by the cryptic symbol on the cover later defined as " The Love Symbol "—was another solid hit, peaking at 5 on the Billboard  and selling 5 million copies worldwide,  but by now tensions were increasing. When eventually released, "7" became the only major US hit lifted from the album, peaking appropriately at 7. Byrelations between The Artist and his record label had reached an impasse—in February WEA cancelled its distribution deal with Paisley Parkeffectively putting the label out of business.
By this time Prince had launched a legal action to terminate his contract and gain ownership of his master recordings, and he publicized his views by appearing in public with the word "SLAVE" written across his right cheek. Come was moderately successful in the US 15, gold record and the K.O. - Eddie Warner - Progressive Percussions (Vinyl " Letitgo " reached No. In November Warner released a limited edition of The Black Albumbut it was already widely bootlegged, sold poorly and was soon deleted.
Prince's remarkable career with Warner Bros. During WBR faced one of the most serious controversies in its history over the provocative recording " LP Killer " from the self titled album by Body Counta rap metal band led by Ice-T.
Complaints escalated over the summer—conservative police associations called for a boycott of Time Warner products, politicians including President George H. Bush denounced the label for releasing the song, Warner executives received death threats, Time Warner stockholders threatened to pull out of the company and the New Zealand police commissioner unsuccessfully tried to have the record banned there. Some relief came later that year when comedian Jeff Foxworthy revived Warner Bros.
During —, Warner Bros. Morgado and his successor Michael J. In SeptemberOstin began negotiations to renew his contract and it was at this point that Morgado unveiled his plan for a major corporate shakeup of the Warner group. This triggered a series of damaging corporate conflicts and in particular created a fatal rift between Morgado and Ostin. The first major casualty was Elektra chairman Bob Krasnowwho resigned abruptly in July For many years Ostin had reported directly to Time Warner chairman Steve Ross and then to Ross's successor Gerald Levin but Morgado now insisted that Ostin should report to him, and he established a new division, Warner Music US, headed by Doug Morristo oversee the three main record labels.
Fearing the loss of autonomy and worried that he would be obliged to implement Morgado's "slash-and-burn" policy to streamline the label's staff and artist roster, he refused to carry out Morgado's orders and decided not to renew his contract.
Ostin officially stepped down from Warner Bros. This business is about freedom and creative control. Friday 16 April Saturday 17 April Sunday 18 April Monday 19 April Tuesday 20 April Wednesday 21 April Thursday 22 April Friday 23 April Saturday 24 April Sunday 25 April Monday 26 April Tuesday 27 April Wednesday 28 April Thursday 29 April Friday 30 April Saturday 1 May Sunday 2 May Monday 3 May Tuesday 4 May Wednesday 5 May Thursday 6 May Friday 7 May Saturday 8 May Sunday 9 May Monday 10 May Tuesday 11 May Wednesday 12 May Thursday 13 May Friday 14 May Saturday 15 May Sunday 16 May Monday 17 May Tuesday 18 May Wednesday 19 May Thursday 20 May Friday 21 May Saturday 22 May Sunday 23 May Monday 24 May Tuesday 25 May Wednesday 26 May Thursday 27 May Friday 28 May Saturday 29 May That second lp is very good.
Hi Tom, I think I have an interesting thing to share regarding Moira. The album was recorded inand studying the back cover I realized Garstein had some musicians from Moira as backing band! The text says: "Gastmusiker guest musicians in German - L. MOIRA ". There is some more text there which basically says that musicians from Moira appear courtesy of Schneeball Records or at least that's what I get with my embryonic German.
Anyway, this means that by Jorgen Kanwischer from the first lineup that did "Crazy Countdown" was still in the band, but Michael Stoll from the second lineup that did "Reise Nach Ixtlan" was already there too! Who is Gunter Bachle, I've no idea. Anyway, I think it's an interesting bit of info which doesn't really explain the entire story, but at least proves that it was the same band responsible for these two great albums, not two different groups.
They just had a really turbulent lineup. Cheers, Lev. Post a Comment.
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