"Make It Big" is the second studio album from British pop duo Wham!, released in 1984. It was mostly recorded at Studio Miraval in Southern France to escape the press and enable George Michael to work peacefully and mixed at Good Earth Studios in London and Marcadet Studios in Paris. In comparison to their earlier work, the duo had more control over the album's production, as George Michael became the sole credited producer, a position he would subsequently hold on all future releases until the group split in 1986.
"Emotion" is the twenty-third studio album released by Barbra Streisand. It was released on October 9, 1984, and went platinum in the United States on December 18 the same year. This album was recorded in eleven studios in Los Angeles and two in New York with a multitude of producers and writers. The album was promoted by a music video of the title track "Emotion", starring Streisand, The Who's Roger Daltrey and Mikhail Baryshnikov. "Left in the Dark" also received a music video, reuniting Streisand with Kris Kristofferson, her costar from A Star Is Born. The album peaked at #19 on the US chart and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. According to the liner notes of Barbra's retrospective box set, Just for the Record, the album also received a record certification in the Netherlands.
Dangerous Age is the eighth studio album by hard rock band Bad Company. The album was released on August 23, 1988. It was their second album with Brian Howe as lead vocalist and Steve Price as bass guitarist. It helped bring the group back into the spotlight, with major radio airplay for the tracks "No Smoke Without A Fire"(#4), "One Night"(#9) and "Shake It Up"(#9) all reaching the top 10 on Billboard Magazines Album Rock Tracks chart.
The San Francisco Bay Area rock scene of the late '60s was one that encouraged radical experimentation and discouraged the type of mindless conformity that's often plagued corporate rock. When one considers just how different Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape, and the Grateful Dead sounded, it becomes obvious just how much it was encouraged. In the mid-'90s, an album as eclectic as Abraxas would be considered a marketing exec's worst nightmare. But at the dawn of the 1970s, this unorthodox mix of rock, jazz, salsa, and blues…