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In Utero, Nirvana -- October 9, 1993


    
DGC 24607

Track listing: Serve the Servants/ Scentless Apprentice / Heart-Shaped Box / Rape Me ...

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Like a Prayer -- Madonna, April 22, 1989



Like a Prayer -- Madonna, April 22, 1989

 

Sire 25844

 


Producers: Madonna, Patrick Leonard, Stephen Bray, and Prince

 

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Let It Be -- The Beatles, June 13, 1970



Apple 3400

Producer: Phil Spector

Track listing: Two of Us / Dig a Pony / Across the Universe / I Me Mine / Dig It / Let It Be / Maggie Mae / I've Got a Feeling / One After 909 / The ... << MORE >>

Born in the U.S.A. -- Bruce Springsteen, July 7, 1984



Columbia 38653

Producers: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin, and Steve Van Zandt

Track listing: Born in the U.S.A. / Cover Me / Darlington County / Working on the Highway / Downdbound Train / I'm on Fire /  No Surrender / Bobby Jean / I'm ...

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Sports -- Huey Lewis and the News, June 30, 1984



Chrysalis 41412

 

Producers: Huey Lewis and the News

 

Track listing: The Heart of Rock & Roll ...

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Hello, Dolly! -- Original Broadway Cast, June 6, 1964



RCA Victor 1087

 

Producer: Andy Wiswell

 

Track listing: Prologue / I Put My Hand In / It Takes a Woman / Put on Your Sunday Clothes / Ribbons Down My Back / Motherhood / Dancing / Before the Parade Passes By /

Elegance / Hello, Dolly! / It Only Takes Moment / So Long ...

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Around the World in a Day -- Prince and the Revolution, June 1, 1985



Producers: Prince and the Revolution

 


Track listing: Around the World in a Day / Paisley Park / Condition of the Heart / Raspberry Beret / Tamborine / America ...

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Tug Of War -- Paul McCartney, May 29, 1982



Producer: George Martin

 

Track listing: Tug of War / Take It Away / Somebody Who Cares / What's That You're Doing? / Here Today / Ballroom Dancing / The Pound Is Sinking ...

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Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy -- Elton John, June 7, 1975

Following the artistic disappointment of Caribou, Elton John and his longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin returned in peak form with the autobiographical Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy. The former part the title refers to the flamboyant singer-pianist, while the latter is a reference to the lyricist, whose words often invoke tales of the old West. "There's no doubt about it," says producer Gus Dudgeon. "Captain Fantastic, technically, musically, and compositionally [is] the most cohesive Elton John album. It was very obviously going to be something special from the minute we first heard the songs." << MORE >>

The Beatles/ 1967-1970 -- The Beatles, May 26, 1973



Producer: George Martin

 

Track listing: Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane / Sgt. Pepper's Lonely

Hearts Club Band / With a Little Help from My Friends / ...

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Wings At The Speed Of Sound – Wings, April 24, 1976



Capitol 11525

 

Producer: Paul McCartney

 

Track listing: Let 'Em In / The Note You Never Wrote / ...

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Totally Krossed Out -- Kris Kross, May 23, 1992



Producer: .Jermaine Dupri

 

Track listing: Intro Interview/Jump/ Lil' Boys in do Hood / Warm It Up / The Way of Rhyme / Party / We're in do House / A ...

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Chicago VII – Chicago, April 27, 1974



Columbia 32810

 

Producer: James William Guercio

 

Track listing: Prelude to Aire /Aire / Devil's Sweet Italian ...

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Rumours -- Fleetwood Mac, April 2, 1977



Warner 3010

 

Producers: Fleetwood Mac, Richard Dashut, and Ken Coillat

 

Track listing: Second Hand News / ...

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Frampton Comes Alive! -- Peter Frampton, April 10, 1976



A&M 3703

 

Producer: Peter Frampton

 

Track listing: Something's Happening / Doobie Wah / Show Me the Way / It's a Plain ...

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No Jacket Required -- Phil Collins, March 30, 1985



Atlantic 81240

 


Producer: Phil Collins and Hugh Padgham

 

Track listing: Sussudio / Only You Know and ...

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Lady Sings the Blues -- Diana Ross, April 7, 1973



Motown 758

 

Executive Producer: Berry Gordy

 

Track listing: The Arrest / Lady Sings the Blues / Baltimore ...

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The Sign -- Ace of Base, April 4, 1994



Arista 18740

 

Producers: Joker, Buddha, PoP, Ekman, Adebrratt, Carr, and T.O.E.C.

 

Track listing: All That She ...

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America – America, March 25, 1972



Warner Bros. 2576

 


Producers: Ian Samwell, Jeff Dexter, and America

 


Track listing: Riverside / Sandman / ...

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Superunknown – Soundgarden, March 26, 1994



A&M 0198

 

Producers: Michael Beinhorn and Soundgarden

 

Track listing: Let Me Drown / My Wave / Fell ...

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