Camel – I Can See Your House From Here (1979)

I Can See Your House From Here is a 1979 album by English band Camel. The album was produced by ex-Quantum Jump keyboardist/vocalist Rupert Hine, who was just emerging as one of the industry’s most prolific and innovative studio hands (Café Jacques, Anthony Phillips). The band were joined on these sessions by erstwhile Happy the […]

The Jam – Setting Sons (1979)

Setting Sons is the fourth album by English pop/rock trio The Jam, released in 1979 on Polydor. Tracklist: A1. “Girl on the Phone” (2:57) A2. “Thick as Thieves” (3:40) A3. “Private Hell” (3:51) A4. “Little Boy Soldiers” (3:33) A5. “Wasteland” (2:52) B1. “Burning Sky” (3:32) B2. “Smithers-Jones” (3:00)* B3. “Saturday’s Kids” (2:53) B4. “The Eton […]

Patrice Rushen – Pizzazz (1979)

Pizzazz is the fifth solo album by American jazz-funk/soul artist Patrice Rushen, released in 1979 on Elektra. The album is the second in her vocal soul/funk phase. Tracklist: A1. “Let the Music Take Me” (6:51) A2. “Keepin’ Faith in Love” (4:08) A3. “Settle for My Love” (5:15) A4. “Message in the Music” (3:01) B1. “Haven’t You Heard” […]

Donna Summer – Bad Girls (1979)

Bad Girls is the seventh studio album by American soul vocalist Donna Summer, released in 1979 on Casablanca. This was her second conceptual double-album in a row, having made comparative strides on 1977’s lavish Once Upon a Time…. Tracklist: A1. “Hot Stuff” (5:13) A2. “Bad Girls” (4:57) A3. “Love Will Always Find You” (4:01) A4. […]

The Boomtown Rats – The Fine Art of Surfacing (1979)

The Fine Art of Surfacing is the third album by Irish New Wave band the Boomtown Rats, released in 1979 on Ensign/Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Someone’s Looking at You” (4:23) A2. “Diamond Smiles” (3:49) A3. “Wind Chill Factor (Minus Zero)” (4:36) A4. “Having My Picture Taken” (3:19) A5. “Sleep (Finger’s Lullaby)” (5:04) B1. “I Don’t Like […]

City Boy – The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1979)

The Day the Earth Caught Fire is the fifth album by English hard-rock/art-rock band City Boy, released in 1979 on Mercury. Tracklist: A1. “The Day the Earth Caught Fire” (5:26) A2. “It’s Only the End of the World” (4:04) A3. “Interrupted Melody” (5:30) A4. “Modern Love Affair” (3:31) B1. “New York Times” (5:11) B2. “Up […]

Pink Floyd – The Wall (1979)

The Wall is the eleventh studio album by Pink Floyd, released on November 30, 1979, on Harvest (UK) and Columbia (US). The Wall is the fourth consecutive concept album by Pink Floyd, preceded by The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), and Animals (1977). It’s also their second double album […]

Public Image Ltd. – Metal Box [Second Edition] (1979)

Metal Box is a double-album by English art-punk combo Public Image Limited, released in 1979 on Virgin Records. Original pressings contained the records inside a film canister, hence the title. The album was issued stateside as Second Edition in a standard gatefold on Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. “Albatross” (10:38) A2. “Memories” (5:12) B1. “Swan Lake” […]

SFF ‎– Ticket to Everywhere (1979)

Ticket to Everywhere is the third and final album by German symphonic-rock trio Schicke, Führs and Fröhling, credited this time by their acronym. Released in 1979 on Brain, the album appeared after the departure of Eduard Schicke and the release of Ammerland, the remaining pair’s debut as Führs & Fröhling. Tracklist: A1. “Open Doors” (5:23) A2. […]

Pekka Pohjola ‎– Visitation (1979)

Visitation is the fourth album by Finnish jazz-rock musician/composer Pekka Pohjola, released in 1979 on Dig It. Tracklist: A1. “Strange Awakening” (5:11) A2. “Vapour Trails” (4:44) A3. “Image of a Passing Smile” (5:38) B1. “Dancing in the Dark” (5:39) B2. “The Sighting” (3:32) B3. “Try to Remember” (7:10) Credits: Pekka Pohjola — bass guitar, producer, […]

Tubeway Army ‎– Replicas (1979)

Replicas is the second album by Gary Numan‘s Tubeway Army, released in April 1979 on Beggars Banquet/Atco. Tracklist: A1. “Me! I Disconnect From You” (3:19) A2. “Are “Friends” Electric?” (5:21) A3. “The Machman” (3:06) A4. “Praying to the Aliens” (3:55) A5. “Down in the Park” (4:20) B1. “You Are in My Vision” (3:12) B2. “Replicas” […]

Gary Numan ‎– The Pleasure Principle (1979)

The Pleasure Principle is the third album by Gary Numan, released in September 1979 on Beggars Banquet/Atco. Tracklist: A1. “Airlane” (3:17) A2. “Metal” (3:31) A3. “Complex” (3:10) A4. “Films” (4:07) A5. “M.E.” (5:32) B1. “Tracks” (2:49) B2. “Observer” (2:53) B3. “Conversation” (7:33) B4. “Cars” (3:57) B5. “Engineers” (3:58) B-sides/extras: “Ocean” “Asylum” (2:30) “Random“ Credits: Gary […]

The Clash ‎– London Calling (1979)

London Calling is the third album by English rock band The Clash, released in December 1979 on CBS/Epic. Tracklist: A1. “London Calling” (3:19) A2. “Brand New Cadillac” (2:09) A3. “Jimmy Jazz” (3:51) A4. “Hateful” (2:47) A5. “Rudie Can’t Fail” (3:26) B1. “Spanish Bombs” (3:18) B2. “The Right Profile” (4:00) B3. “Lost in the Supermarket” (3:47) […]

Brand X ‎– Product (1979)

Product is the fourth studio album by English jazz-rock operative Brand X, released in 1979 on Charisma/Passport. The songs were recorded during a prolific series of sessions that would also produce the band’s two subsequent longplayers, Do They Hurt? and Is There Anything About? Tracklist: A1. “Don’t Make Waves” (5:31) A2. “Dance of the Illegal Aliens” […]

The Specials ‎– The Specials (1979)

The Specials is the debut album by the namesake Coventry Two Tone/ska band, produced by Elvis Costello and released in 1979 on 2 Tone/Chrysalis. Tracklist: A1. “A Message to You Rudy” (2:54) A2. “Do the Dog” (2:12) A3. “It’s Up to You” (3:25) A4. “Nite Klub” (3:24) A5. “Doesn’t Make It Alright” (3:26) A6. “Concrete […]

Angela Bofill ‎– Angel of the Night (1979)

Angel of the Night is the second album by American jazz-pop/soul vocalist/songwriter Angela Bofill, released in 1979 on GRP. Tracklist: A1. “I Try” (5:40) A2. “People Make the World Go Round” (4:35) A3. “Angel of the Night” (5:04) A4. “Rainbow Child (Little Pas)” (3:46) B1. “What I Wouldn’t Do (For the Love of You)” (3:31) […]

UK ‎– Danger Money (1979)

Danger Money is the second of two studio albums by English symphonic-rock supergroup UK, released in 1979 on Polydor. The original lineup is halved on this release to bassist/vocalist John Wetton and keyboardist/violinist Eddie Jobson, who are joined by American drummer Terry Bozzio. Tracklist: A1. “Danger Money” (8:15) A2. “Rendezvous 6.02” (5:00) A3. “The Only […]

Daryl Hall & John Oates ‎– X-Static (1979)

X-Static is the eighth studio album by the American rock–soul duo Daryl Hall & John Oates, released in September 1979 on RCA. Stephen Holden in Rolling Stone wrote “It’s not music for clumping around in a loft (like Ian Dury, say), but for scanning the street from a high-rise with binoculars.” — Rolling Stone, January […]

David Bowie ‎– Lodger (1979)

Lodger is the twelfth studio album by English vocalist/songwriter David Bowie, released in 1979 on RCA. Tracklist: A1. “Fantastic Voyage” (2:55) A2. “African Night Flight” (2:54) A3. “Move On” (3:16) A4. “Yassassin” (4:10) A5. “Red Sails” (3:43) B1. “DJ” (3:59) B2. “Look Back in Anger” (3:08) B3. “Boys Keep Swinging” (3:17) B4. “Repetition” (2:59) B5. […]

Joe Jackson ‎– Look Sharp! (1979)

Look Sharp! is the debut album by English musician/vocalist Joe Jackson, released in 1979 on A&M. Tracklist: A1. “One More Time” (3:15) A2. “Sunday Papers” (4:22) A3. “Is She Really Going Out With Him?” (3:33) A4. “Happy Loving Couples” (3:08) A5. “Throw It Away” (2:49) B1. “Baby Stick Around” (2:36) B2. “Look Sharp!” (3:23) B3. […]

Lene Lovich ‎– Flex (1979)

Flex is the second album by New Wave/avant-pop vocalist Lene Lovich, released in 1979 on Stiff. Tracklist: A1. “Bird Song” (4:28) A2. “What Will I Do Without You” (3:34) A3. “Angels” (3:07) A4. “The Night” (4:30) A5. “You Can’t Kill Me” (3:45) B1. “Egghead” (2:25) B2. “Wonderful One” (4:28) B3. “Monkey Talk” (3:22) B4. “Joan” […]

Cheryl Lynn ‎– In Love (1979)

In Love is the second album by American soul/funk vocalist Cheryl Lynn, released in 1979 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “I’ve Got Faith in You” (4:39) A2. “Hide It Away” (4:33) A3. “Feel It” (5:04) A4. “In Love” (5:56) B1. “Keep It Hot” (5:24) B2. “I’ve Got Just What You Need” (3:52) B3. “Love Bomb” (4:08) […]

Simple Minds ‎– Reel to Real Cacophony (1979)

Reel to Real Cacophony is the second album by Scottish New Wave band Simple Minds, released in November 1979 on Zoom/Arista. Tracklist: A1. Real to Real (2:47) A2. Naked Eye (2:21) A3. Citizen (Dance of Youth) (2:53) A4. Carnival (Shelter in a Suitcase) (2:49) A5. Factory (4:13) A6. Cacophony (1:40) A7. Veldt (3:20) B1. Premonition […]

Renaissance ‎– Azure d’Or (1979)

Azure d’Or is the ninth studio album by English symphonic/folk-rock quintet Renaissance, released in 1979 on Sire/Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. Jekyll and Hyde (4:41) A2. The Winter Tree* (3:05) A3. Only Angels Have Wings (3:43) A4. Golden Key (5:16) A5. Forever Changing (4:49) B1. Secret Mission (5:02) B2. Kalynda (A Magical Isle) (3:43) B3. The […]

The Human League ‎– Reproduction (1979)

Reproduction is the debut album by English electronic New Wave band The Human League, released in 1979 on Virgin Records. Tracklist: A1. “Almost Medieval” (4:43) A2. “Circus of Death” (3:55) A3. “The Path of Least Resistance” (3:33) A4. “Blind Youth” (3:25) A5. “The Word Before Last” (4:04) A6. “Empire State Human” (3:17) B1. “Morale… You’ve […]

Devo ‎– Duty Now for the Future (1979)

Duty Now for the Future is the second album by American New Wave/performance art band Devo, released in 1979 on Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. “Devo Corporate Anthem” (1:14) A2. “Clockout” (2:45) A3. “Timing X” (1:11) A4. “Wiggly World” (2:42) A5. “Blockhead” (2:58) A6. “Strange Pursuit” (2:42) A7. “S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain)” (4:28) B1. “Triumph of […]

Duncan Browne ‎– Streets of Fire (1979)

Streets of Fire is the fourth solo album by English musician/vocalist Duncan Browne, released in 1979 on Logo/Sire. Tracklist: A1. “Fauvette” (3:54) A2. “American Heartbeat” (3:39) A3. “She’s Just a Fallen Angel” (5:08) A4. “Streets of Fire” (8:09) B1. “Nina Morena” (4:56) B2. “Things to Come” (5:52) B3. “(Restless) Child of Change” (3:35) B4. “Canción […]

Chrisma ‎– Hibernation (1979)

Hibernation is the second album by Italian synth-punk duo Chrisma, released in 1979 on Polydor.    Tracklist: A1. “Calling” (4:52) A2. “Aurora B.” (5:05) A3. “Rush ’79” (4:26) A4. “Hibernated Nazi” (3:50) B1. “Gott Gott Electron” (4:06) B2. “We R.” (3:48) B3. “So You Don’t” (4:15) B4. “Lover” (3:28) B5. “Vetra Platz” (3:06) Credits: Maurizio Arcieri […]

The Police ‎– Reggatta de Blanc (1979)

Reggatta de Blanc is the second album by English New Wave/reggae-rock trio The Police, released in 1979 on A&M. Tracklist: A1. “Message in a Bottle” (4:51) A2. “Reggatta de Blanc” (3:06) A3. “It’s Alright for You” (3:13) A4. “Bring on the Night” (4:15) A5. “Deathwish” (4:13) B1. “Walking on the Moon” (5:02) B2. “On Any […]

Adam and the Ants ‎– Dirk Wears White Sox (1979)

Dirk Wears White Sox is the debut album by English New Wave band Adam and the Ants, released in 1979 on Robin Scott’s Do It label. This would be the only album to feature the original Ants lineup, which was scooped into the Monochrome Set and Bow Wow Wow soon after this release. Four years later, […]

Skids ‎– Days in Europa (1979)

Days in Europa is the second album by Scottish New Wave/Celt rockers the Skids, produced by Bill Nelson and released in 1979 on Virgin. The vacated drummer’s seat is held for this release by Blitz impresario Rusty Egan. Tracklist: A1. “Animation” (4:27) A2. “Charade” (4:00) A3. “Dulce et Decorum Est (Pro Patria Mori)” (4:34) A4. […]

Fàshiön Music ‎– Pröduct Perfect (1979)

Pröduct Perfect is the debut album by Brummie New Wave/art-punk band Fashion, billed on this release as Fàshiön Music. The album was released in 1979 on IRS. Tracklist: A1. “Produkt Perfect” (3:48) A2. “Die in the West” (3:06) A3. “Red, Green & Gold” (3:10) A4. “Burning Down” (3:31) A5. “Big John / Hanoi Annois Me […]

Supertramp ‎– Breakfast in America (1979)

Breakfast in America is the sixth album by English art-rock/pop band Supertramp, released in 1979 on A&M. Tracklist: A1. “Gone Hollywood” (5:14) A2. “The Logical Song” (4:08) A3. “Goodbye Stranger” (5:47) A4. “Breakfast in America” (2:37) A5. “Oh Darling” (4:01) B1. “Take the Long Way Home” (5:02) B2. “Lord Is It Mine” (4:04) B3. “Just […]

Robert Palmer ‎– Secrets (1979)

Secrets is the fifth album by English blue-eyed soul vocalist Robert Palmer, released in 1979 on Island. Tracklist: A1. “Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)” (3:10) A2. “Too Good to Be True” (2:54) A3. “Can We Still Be Friends?” (3:37) A4. “In Walks Love Again” (2:45) A5. “Mean Old World” (3:33) A6. “Love Stop” (2:57) […]

Mike Oldfield ‎– Platinum (1979)

Platinum is the fifth album by English composer/multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield, released in 1979 on Virgin. Tracklist: A1. “Platinum Part One: Airborne” (4:59) A2. “Platinum Part Two: Platinum” (4:36) A3. “Platinum Part Three: Charleston” (3:11) A4. “Platinum Part Four: North Star/Platinum Finale” (4:36) B1. “Woodhenge” (4:05) B2. “Into Wonderland” (3:36) B3. “Punkadiddle” (5:39) B4. “I Got Rhythm” […]

Talking Heads ‎– Fear of Music (1979)

Fear of Music is the third album by American New Wave/art-rock band Talking Heads, released in 1979 on Sire. Tracklist: A1. “I Zimbra” (3:06) A2. “Mind” (4:12) A3. “Paper” (2:36) A4. “Cities” (4:05) A5. “Life During Wartime” (3:41) A6. “Memories Can’t Wait” (3:30) B1. “Air” (3:33) B2. “Heaven” (4:01) B3. “Animals” (3:29) B4. “Electric Guitar” […]

Anthony Phillips ‎– Sides (1979)

Sides is the third proper solo album by English guitarist/composer Anthony Phillips, released in 1979 on Passport/Arista. Tracklist: Um: A1. “Um and Aargh” (4:50) A2. “I Want Your Love” (3:54) A3. “Holy Deadlock” (4:05) A4. “Lucy Will” (3:23) A5. “Side Door” (3:48) Aargh: B1. “Sisters of Remindum” (4:29) B2. “Bleak House” (6:13) B3. “Magdalen” (7:45) […]

Didier Lockwood ‎– New World (1979)

New World is an album by French jazz-rock violinist Didier Lockwood, released in 1979 on MPS. Tracklist: A1. “Vieux Pape” (5:17) A2. “Autumn Leaves” (5:23) A3. “La Manufacture de Sucre Engloutie” (3:52) A4. “New World” (5:02) B1. “The Last Blade of Grass” (4:26) B1. “My Memories of You” (5:38) B3. “Giant Steps” (2:10) B4. “Pentup […]

Dry Jack ‎– Magical Elements (1979)

Magical Elements is the first of two back-to-back albums by American jazz-rock combo Dry Jack, released in 1979 on Inner City. Tracklist: A1. “Americana Hoedown” (4:32) A2. “Lit Spinners (A Tribute to the Pinball God, Zeftag)” (3:15) A3. “Laurel’s Dream” (6:40) A4. “Magical Elements” (6:30) B1. “Sunday Boogie-Nookie Stomp” (6:40) B2. “Strollin’ on Jupiter” (5:15) […]

Alain Markusfeld ‎– Contemporus (1979)

Contemporus is the fifth album by French classical/rock multi-instrumentalist Alain Markusfeld, released in 1979 on Egg. Tracklist: A1. “L’oasis sous les étoiles” (4:10) A2. “L’âme flottante” (3:42) A3. “Jazz a Casablanca” (3:04) A4. “Fiesta atomikâ” (3:41) A5. “Il pleut sur le troisième millénaire” (4:17) B1. Contemporus — 19:33 B1a. “1er Mouvement” (3:06) B1b. “2e Mouvement” (5:05) […]

Arachnoid ‎– Arachnoid (1979)

Arachnoid is the lone album by the namesake French symphonic/psych band, released in 1979 on Divox. Tracklist: A1. “Le chamadère” (13:57) A2. “Piano caveau” (7:24) A3. “In the Screen Side of Your Eyes” (4:04) B1. “Toutes ces images” (8:15 — 2:14–4:20–8:01) B2. “La guêpe” (8:44) B3. “L’adieu au Pierrot / Final” (4:00) Credits: Patrick Woindrich — […]

Desert – Desert (1979)

Desert is an Italian electronic/library music album from the namesake project of A. Vuolo and E. Grande, released in 1979 on Cardium. Tracklist: A1. “Take Flight” (5:00) A2. “Drops in the Wind” (4:22) A3. “Leaving” (4:23) A4. “Soft Melody” (2:09) B1. “Desert” (4:50) B2. “Blow Bubbles” (3:31) B3. “Transvesuvian” (3:42) B4. “Creation” (2:26) B5. “The End” […]

Didier Bocquet ‎– Voyage Cerebral (1979)

Voyage Cerebral is the second album by French electronic musician Didier Bocquet, released in 1979 on Faites-le vous-mêmes. Tracklist: A1. “Interface” A2. “Rencontre Psychique” A3. “Eloignement” A4. “Cosmorythme” B1. “Prélude” B2. “Eveil Sidéral” B3. “Amérissage” B4. “Voyage Terre“ Credits: Composed By [Composée], Arranged By [Arrangee], Producer [Produite Par], Keyboards [Claviers], Synthesizer [Synthétiseurs] – Didier Bocquet […]

Gina X Performance ‎– Nice Mover (1979)

Nice Mover is the first of two albums by the Gina X Performance, released in 1979 on EMI. Tracklist: A1. “Nice Mover” (4:30) A2. “No G.D.M. (Dedicated to Quentin Crisp)” (5:55) A3. “Plastic Surprise Box” (3:05) A4. “Casablanca” (5:35) B1. “Be a Boy” (4:00) B2. “Exhibitionism” (5:00) B3. “Black Sheep” (3:45) B4. “Tropical Comic Strip” […]

Mezquita ‎– Recuerdos de mi Tierra (1979)

Recuerdos de mi Tierra is an album by Spanish symphonic/flamenco-rock band Mezquita, released in 1979 on Chapa. Tracklist: A1. “Recuerdos de mi tierra” (7:47) A2. “El bizco de los patios” (4:21) A3. “Desde que somos dos” (5:48) B1. “Ara buza (dame un beso)” (4:37) B2. “El suicidio” (7:24) B3. “Obertura en si bemol” (6:09) Credits: […]

Bruce Woolley & the Camera Club ‎– English Garden (1979)

English Garden is the lone album by English New Wave/synthpop band Bruce Woolley and the Camera Club, released in 1979 on Epic. The album contains the frontman’s version of “Video Killed the Radio Star,” which he co-wrote with Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes during the formative stages of The Buggles. A young Thomas Dolby plays […]

Trickster ‎– Back to Zero (1979)

Back to Zero is the second of two albums by English hard-rock/art-rock band Trickster, released in 1979 on Jet Records. Tracklist: A1. “Tomorrow Belongs to Me” (3:56) A2. “Back to Zero” (4:09) A3. “You Make Me Want to Stay” (3:42) A4. “Road to Nowhere” (4:12) A5. “Bump in the Night” (4:07) B1. “Time Makes a […]

Bloque ‎– Hombre, Tierra y Alma (1979)

Hombre, Tierra y Alma is an album by Spanish symphonic-rock band Bloque, released in 1979 on Chapa. Tracklist: A1. “Humanidad indefensa” (6:04) A2. “Ya no hay nada en la calle” (3:32) A3. “El llanto del poeta” (3:09) A4. “¿El infierno esta aqui? (Parte 1)” (1:38) A5. “Una posibilidad” (1:13) A6. “¿El infierno esta aqui? (Parte […]

Steve Hackett ‎– Spectral Mornings (1979)

Spectral Mornings is the third solo album by English guitarist/composer Steve Hackett, released in 1979 on Charisma/Chrysalis. Tracklist: A1. “Every Day” (6:14) A2. “The Virgin and the Gypsy” (4:28) A3. “The Red Flower of Tachai Blooms Everywhere” (2:04) A4. “Clocks – The Angel of Mons” (4:17) A5. “The Ballad of the Decomposing Man (Featuring “The […]

Albert Marcœur ‎– Armes & Cycles (1979)

Armes & Cycles is the third album by French avant-pop/proto-zolo musician Albert Marcœur, released in 1979 on Philips. Tracklist: A1. “Ici” (2:36) A2. “Emploi du temps” (3:25) A3. “La dame qui est assise à côté de moi” (5:21) A4. “Linge sale” (2:12) A5. “Histoire d’offrir” (3:35) B1. “Ampoule grillée” (1:34) B2. “Réveil” (1:24) B3. “Son […]

Peter Hammill ‎– pH7 (1979)

pH7 is the eighth solo album by musician/vocalist Peter Hammill, released in 1979 on Charisma. Tracklist: A1. “My Favourite” (2:52) A2. “Careering” (4:06) A3. “Porton Down” (3:41) A4. “Mirror Images” (3:51) A5. “Handicap and Equality” (3:56) A6. “Not for Keith” (2:25) B1. “The Old School Tie” (5:07) B2. “Time for a Change” (3:15) B3. “Imperial […]

Atlas ‎– Blå Vardag (1979)

Blå Vardag is the lone album by Swedish symphonic-rock band Atlas, released in 1979 on Bellatrix. Tracklist: A1. “Elisabiten” (7:14) A2. “På Gata” (14:15) B1. “Blå Vardag” (7:00) B2. “Gånglåt” (2:52) B3. “Den Vita Tranans Väg” (6:20) Credits: Björn Ekbom — organ, piano, clavinet, synthesizer, Mellotron Erik Björn Nielsen — organ, piano, synthesizer, Mellotron, electric […]

Toyah ‎– Sheep Farming in Barnet (1979)

Sheep Farming in Barnet is the debut album by English New Wave/performance artist Toyah Willcox, released in 1979 on Safari. Tracklist: Heaven A1. “Neon Womb” (4:24) A2. “Indecision” (2:47) A3. “Waiting” (3:16) A4. “Computer” (3:06) A5. “Victims of the Riddle” (3:38) A6. “Elusive Stranger” (4:51) Hell B1. “Our Movie” (3:04) B2. “Danced” (5:13) B3. “Last […]

Earthstar ‎– French Skyline (1979)

French Skyline is an album by American electronic combo Earthstar, produced by Klaus Schulze and released in 1979 on Sky Records. Tracklist: Latin Sirens Face The Wall A1. “Part I. Sirens” (4:14) A2. “Part II. The Amazon” (10:18) A3. “Part III. The Flourishing Illusion” (5:07) B1. “Splendored Skies And Angels” (6:21) French Sky Lines Suite […]

Arturo Stalteri ‎– André Sulla Luna (1979)

André Sulla Luna is an album by Italian electronic musician Arturo Stalteri, released in 1979 on RCA Italiana-subsidiary It. Tracklist: Il sogno di André A1. “Alba ancestrale” (1:49) A2. “Il prisma magico” (2:52) A3. “Viaggiando tra i riflessi” (3:54) A4. “Verso la luna” (7:40) André sulla luna B1. “Gli hins” (2:52) B2. “Sul mare omicida” […]

Bijelo Dugme ‎– Bitanga I Princeza (1979)

Bitanga I Princeza is the fourth album by Yugoslavian rock band Bijelo Dugme, released in 1979 on Jugoton. Tracklist: A1. “Bitanga i princeza” (3:46) A2. “Ala je glupo zaboravit’ njen broj” (3:53) A3. “Ipak, poželim neko pismo” (4:29) A4. “Kad zaboraviš juli” (4:29) B1. “Na zadnjem sjedištu moga auta” (3:56) B2. “A koliko si ih […]

Fischer-Z ‎– Word Salad (1979)

Word Salad is the debut album by English modernist New Wave band Fischer-Z, released in 1979 on United Artists. Tracklist: A1. “Pretty Paracetamol” (3:59) A2. “Acrobats” (2:42) A3. “The Worker” (3:35) A4. “Spiders” (1:43) A5. “Remember Russia” (3:37) A6. “The French Let Her” (3:20) B1. “Lies” (3:58) B2. “Wax Dolls” (2:47) B3. “Headlines” (3:24) B4. […]

Saga – Images at Twilight (1979)

Images at Twilight is the second album by Canadian symphonic/art-rock band Saga, released in 1979 on Maze Records. Tracklist: A1. “It’s Time! (Chapter Three)” (4:01) A2. “See Them Smile” (3:25) A3. “Slow Motion” (3:52) A4. “You’re Not Alone” (5:22) B1. “Take It or Leave It” (3:58) B2. “Images (Chapter One)” (6:31) B3. “Hot to Cold” […]

Zartong ‎– Zartong (1979)

Zartong is the lone album by Paris-based Armenian folk/psych band Zartong, released in 1979 on Dom. Tracklist: A1. “Dzamone, Part 1” (1:00) A2. “Dzamone, Part 2” (2:35) A3. “Parhélie” (2:35) A4. “I Verine, Part 1” (5:30) A5. “Prosopoéo” (2:00) A6. “I Verine, Part 2” (1:49) B1. “Toy Narguiz” (3:17) B2. “Éveil” (2:00) B3. “Kélé Kélé” (4:50) […]

Rupert Holmes ‎– Partners in Crime (1979)

Partners in Crime is the fifth album by American composer/musician/vocalist Rupert Holmes, released in 1979 on Infinity/MCA. Tracklist: A1. “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” (4:40) A2. “Partners In Crime” (5:10) A3. “Nearsighted” (3:00) A4. “Lunch Hour” (4:40) A5. “Drop It” (4:20) B1. “Him” (4:15) B2. “Answering Machine” (3:45) B3. “The People That You Never Get […]

Steve Kipner ‎– Knock the Walls Down (1979)

Knock the Walls Down is a pop/vocal album by Aussie music vet and industry songwriter Steve Kipner. Recorded with a veritable who’s who of West Coast studio musicians, the album was released in 1979 on Elektra. Tracklist: A1. “The Beginning” (2:30) A2. “Knock the Walls Down” (4:11) A3. “Lovemaker” (3:12) A4. “School of Broken Hearts” […]

The Tarney/Spencer Band ‎– Run for Your Life (1979)

Run for Your Life is the third album by the Tarney/Spencer Band, produced by David Kershenbaum and released in 1979 on A&M. The album features two of the duo’s most popular songs — the Firefall-esque cult classic “No Time to Lose” and the power ballad “A Heart Will Break Tonight,” which Cliff Richard rendered on […]

Sparks ‎– No. 1 in Heaven (1979)

No. 1 in Heaven is the eighth album by American art-pop duo Sparks, released in 1979 on Virgin. Tracklist: A1. “Tryouts for the Human Race” (6:09) A2. “Academy Award Performance” (5:01) A3. “La Dolce Vita” (5:54) B1. “Beat the Clock” (4:23) B2. “My Other Voice” (4:56) B3. “The Number One Song in Heaven” (7:27) Credits: […]

The Shirts ‎– Street Light Shine (1979)

Street Light Shine is the second album by NYC New Wave/art-rock band The Shirts, released in 1979 on Capitol. Tracklist: A1. “Laugh and Walk Away” (2:47) A2. “Love Is a Fiction” (2:37) A3. “Don’t You Hesitate” (3:52) A4. “Milton at the Savoy” (2:53) A5. “Ground Zero” (2:43) A6. “Triangulum” (5:35) B1. “Out on the Ropes” […]

Manfred Mann’s Earth Band ‎– Angel Station (1979)

Angel Station is the ninth studio album by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, released in 1979 on Bronze and Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. “Don’t Kill It Carol” (6:15) A2. “You Angel You” (4:00) A3. “Hollywood Town” (5:10) A4. “Belle of the Earth” (2:45) A5. “Platform End” (1:35) B1. “Angels at My Gate” (4:50) B2. “You Are […]

Michael Jackson ‎– Off the Wall (1979)

Off the Wall is the fifth solo album by American vocalist/songwriter Michael Jackson, produced by Quincy Jones and released in August 1979 on Epic/CBS. Tracklist: A1. “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” (6:02) A2. “Rock With You” (3:38) A3. “Working Day and Night” (5:12) A4. “Get on the Floor” (4:44) B1. “Off the Wall” (4:04) […]

The Slits ‎– Cut (1979)

Cut is the first of two albums by New Wave/reggae band The Slits, released in 1979 on Island/Antilles. Tracklist: A1. “Instant Hit” (2:43) A2. “So Tough” (2:41) A3. “Spend, Spend, Spend” (3:18) A4. “Shoplifting” (1:39) A5. “FM” (3:35) B1. “New Town” (3:48) B2. “Ping Pong Affair” (4:16) B3. “Love und Romance” (2:27) B4. “Typical Girls” […]

The Planets ‎– Goon Hilly Down (1979)

Goon Hilly Down is the first of two albums by Liverpudlian New Wave combo The Planets, released in 1979 on Rialto. Stateside, the album was issued eponymously on Motown. Tracklist: A1. “Iron for the Iron” (3:41) A2. “Mile High” (3:51) A3. “A Minute Ago” (0:00) A4. “Lines” (4:00) B1. “Break It to Me Gently” (3:05) […]

Ma Banlieue Flasque ‎– Ma Banlieue Flasque (1979)

Ma Banlieue Flasque is an album by the namesake French avant-jazz/rock combo, released in 1979 on Celluloid. Tracklist: A1. “13’20 d’happiness” (10:20) A2. “N.S.K.” (7:00) B1. “H.B.H.V.” (5:10) B2. “Aller-retour Les Grésillons” (7:55) B3. “Un soir” (5:00) Credits: Bass [Basse] – Loïc Gauthier Drums [Batterie], Voice [Chant] – Chypo Flute, Saxophone [Saxo] – Philippe Botta […]

Max Webster ‎– A Million Vacations (1979)

A Million Vacations is the fourth album by Canadian hard-rock/art-rock band Max Webster, released in 1979 on Anthem/Capitol. Tracklist: A1. “Paradise Skies” (3:27) A2. “Charmonium” (4:19) A3. “Night Flights” (3:05) A4. “Sun Voices” (4:48) A5. “Moon Voices” (3:12) B1. “A Million Vacations” (3:16) B2. “Look Out” (4:58) B3. “Let Go the Line” (3:33) B4. “Rascal […]

Little River Band ‎– First Under the Wire (1979)

First Under the Wire is the fifth album by Australian soft rockers the Little River Band, released in 1979 on Capitol Records. Tracklist: A1. “Lonesome Loser” (3:58) A2. “The Rumor” (4:18) A3. “By My Side” (4:25) A4. “Cool Change” (5:14) A5. “It’s Not a Wonder” (3:56) B1. “Hard Life (Prelude)” (2:42) B2. “Hard Life” (4:46) […]

Madness ‎– One Step Beyond… (1979)

One Step Beyond… is the debut album by English two-tone/ska sextet Madness, released in October 1979 on Stiff Records. Tracklist: A1. “One Step Beyond…” (2:17) A2. “My Girl” (2:44) A3. “Night Boat to Cairo” (3:28) A4. “Believe Me” (2:28) A5. “Land of Hope & Glory” (2:56) A6. “The Prince” (3:17) A7. “Tarzan’s Nuts” (2:23) B1. […]

Wooden Ear ‎– Fantasy (1979)

Fantasy is an album by French jazz-rock combo Wooden Ear, released in 1979 on WM. Tracklist: A1. “Georgio Bridge” (5:05) A2. “Viana” (6:00) A3. “Welcome” (5:04) B1. “Colchique Dans Les Prés” (4:00) B2. “Baobab” (5:00) B3. “John” (6:16) B4. “Fantaisie” (4:15) Credits: Bass – Philippe Osman Drums – Jean-Louis Dô Guitar – Eric Boell Saxophone […]

Synergy – Games (1979)

Games is the fourth album by Synergy, the performance moniker of American keyboardist/electronic composer Larry Fast. The album was released in 1979 on Passport. Tracklist: A1. “Delta Two” (5:38) A2. “Delta Four” (6:18) A3. “Delta One” (7:34) Soundcheck: Delta Three B1. “Delta 3/A” (2:24) B2. “Delta 3/B” (2:10) B3. “Delta 3/C” (4:02) B4. “Delta 3/D” […]

James White & the Blacks ‎– Off White (1979)

Off White is an album by NYC avant-funksters James White & the Blacks, released in 1979 on ZE. Tracklist: A1. “Contort Yourself” (6:19) A2. “Stained Sheets” (5:48) A3. “(Tropical) Heat Wave” (3:49) A4. “Almost Black” (7:44) B1. “White Savages” (4:47) B2. “Off Black” (6:26) B3. “White Devil” (4:30) B4. “Bleached Black” (2:47) Credits: James Chance […]

Zed ‎– Visions of Dune (1979)

Visions of Dune is a 1979 album by French electronic musician Bernard Szajner, released under the performance moniker Zed on Sonopresse. Subsequent releases would bear the artist’s own name. Tracklist: First Vision A1. “Dune” (5:05) A2. “Bashar” (1:34) A3. “Thufir Hawat” (1:11) A4. “Sardaukar” (1:00) A5. “Bene Gesserit” (7:50) A6. “Shaï Hulud” (7:30) Second Vision B1. […]