Updated July 9

The following is a listing and summary of one of my Music Library entries recorded since 1982. They are picked totally at random. Track number in blue highlight indicates that the track appears on one of my "special" series ("Best Of".."Decade".."Year End" and/or "500")...If a track appears on my "500"..its ranking is shown on the far right column.

 
#17
created October 22, 1983

Format: Cassette

Track

Artist

Title

Album

'500'
1

Aldo Nova

Fantasy (Edit)

Aldo Nova

-
2

The Buggles

Johnny On The Monorail

The Age Of Plastic

-
3

Robert Plant

Big Log (video)

The Principle Of Moments

453
4

Edgar Froese

Pinnacles

Pinnacles

-
5

Genesis

Taking It All Too Hard

Genesis

-
6

Combo Audio

Romanticide

Combo Audio

-
7

A Flock Of Seagulls

Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)

Listen

-
8

Edgar Froese

Pizarro And Atahuallpa (Edit)

Ages

-
9

Duran Duran

Union Of The Snake

Seven And The Ragged Tiger

490
10

Yes

Owner Of A Lonely Heart

90125

431
11

David Bowie

Ricochet

Let's Dance

-
12

Naked Eyes

When The Lights Go Out

Naked Eyes

-
13

Matthew Wilder

I Don't Speak The Language

I Don't Speak The Language

-
14

Art In America

Art In America

Art In America

-
15

Edgar Froese

The Light Cone

Pinnacles

-
16

Edgar Froese

OS 452

Macula Transfer

-
17

Genesis

Home By The Sea

Genesis

284
18

Genesis

Second Home By The Sea

Genesis

284

#17
highlights

 

"Home By The Sea" and "Second Home By The Sea," are counted as one track on the '500' Series.

 

Track 3
"Big Log" - Robert Plant

"Big Log" is a song by English recording artist Robert Plant from his second solo studio album, The Principle of Moments (1983). It was the first single from the album and became his first Top 40 solo hit, peaking at No. 11 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song also reached No. 6 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart. The music video for the song was filmed on location in various areas around California and Nevada, including the Amargosa Opera House and Hotel in Death Valley Junction, California, the Calico Ghost Town in California, the Glass Pool Inn in Las Vegas, and in Crystal, Nye County, Nevada. Bassist Viktor Krauss recorded a cover of "Big Log" on his 2004 album Far From Enough. Krauss' sister Alison, who would record the album Raising Sand with Plant three years later, sang lead vocals on the track. The album was Plant's second Top 10 album in the US and UK. Like Plant's first solo album, Pictures at Eleven, the songs departed from the hard rock sound of Led Zeppelin. Following the strength of these albums, Plant launched a successful tour in 1983. Phil Collins was the drummer for Plant's band for the North American portion of the tour. Collins was content to perform in the background, despite his own enormous success as a solo artist and with Genesis at the time.

 

"The Principle of Moments"

Track 10
"Owner Of A Lonely Heart" - Yes

"Owner of a Lonely Heart" is a song by Yes. It is the first track and single from their eleventh studio album 90125, released in November 1983. Written primarily by guitarist and singer-songwriter Trevor Rabin, contributions were made to the final version by singer Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, and producer Trevor Horn. "Owner of a Lonely Heart" was released in October 1983, as the album's first single. It was a commercial success in the United States, becoming the band's first and only single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and its Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. In 1984, the song reached No. 8 in the year-end charts in the US. The single was reissued various times throughout the 1980s and 1990s with different remix versions and B-sides. The song's music video was shown in heavy rotation on MTV, introducing the revamped Yes lineup and sound to a new generation of fans largely unfamiliar with the band's very different earlier work, which had helped to define the genre of progressive rock. The music video was directed by graphic designer Storm Thorgerson who, as part of Hipgnosis, had previously designed the covers for the band's albums Going for the One and Tormato. The video starred actor Danny Webb.

Keyboardist Tony Kaye does not appear in the video as at the time of the video shoot, Eddie Jobson was standing in as the band's keyboardist. Jobson can be seen briefly in a few quick shots, but he was not part of the video's "animal transformation" scene in which the other four band members take part. Ultimately Kaye returned to the lineup, and Jobson never recorded any material with the band.

 

"90125"

Track 145
"Art In America" - Art In America

Art in America is an American progressive rock band that achieved success in the early 1980s. They are best known for their self-titled song "Art in America" released in 1983. The band was the first known rock band featuring a Pedal harp to appear on a major record label. Art in America was formed in 1980 by brothers Chris Flynn and Dan Flynn and sister Shishonee (real name Ruetenik). Harpist Shishonee, was formally a member of the band The Trees Community. Joining Art in America was friend Jim Kuha. In 1983, the group released their first studio album under Sony / Pavilion Records. Produced by Yes and Emerson, Lake and Palmer producer Eddy Offord, the album contained their most popular song "Art in America" which received airplay on MTV, and radio stations throughout the United States. The songs were co-arranged by Steve Morse who also contributed a guitar solo for the song 'Undercover Lover'. The guest keyboardist on the album was T Lavitz. In hopes of a better deal in releasing a second album, the band moved to Los Angeles in 1985. However, the band found the Pay to play gig situation in L.A. to be hostile and disappointing. The band still records music and loads to many Internet sites for free song streaming, as well as album and singles for purchase. Recently the band was contacted by producer David Hentschel to finally record a follow-up studio album. The album is set for release in Fall 2018.

 

"Art In America"

 

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