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The album was a multi-platinum success and produced the pop hit " Lucky One " ( No. 18 pop and No. 2 AC ; No. 1 on Radio & Records ) as well as the title track ( a duet with country music star and future husband Vince Gill ) ( No. 37 pop ) and a cover of Joni Mitchell's frequently covered " Big Yellow Taxi " ( No. 67 pop ) ( in which she changed the line " And they charged the people a dollar and a half just to see em " to " And then they charged the people 25 bucks just to see em ").
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Woolfson, a songwriter and composer, was working as a session pianist ; he had also composed material for a concept album idea based on the work of Edgar Allan Poe.
Their first album, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, including major contributions by all members of Pilot and Ambrosia, was a success, reaching the Top 40 in the US Billboard 200 chart.
The song " The Raven " featured lead vocals by the actor Leonard Whiting, and, according to the 2007 remastered album liner notes, was the first rock song to use a digital vocoder, with Alan Parsons speaking lyrics through it.
1987's Gaudi was the Project's last release, though they planned to record an album called Freudiana next.
Although the studio version of Freudiana was produced by Parsons ( and featured the regular Project backing musicians, making it an ' unofficial ' Project album ), it was primarily Woolfson's idea to turn it into a musical.
Arista's refusal to release the album had two known effects: the negotiations led to a renewed contract and the album was never released.
Tales of Mystery and Imagination was first remixed in 1987 for release on CD, and included narration by Orson Welles which had been recorded in 1975, but arrived too late to be included on the original album.
The opening instrumental was largely done away with by 1980 ; no later Project album except Eye in the Sky featured one ( although every album includes at least one instrumental somewhere in the running order ).
Her producer was present and suggested she include a version of it on her 1970 album Whales & Nightingales.
DiFranco was one of the first independent artists to own her own label, which has allowed her a considerable degree of creative freedom over the years, including, for example, providing all instrumentals and vocals and recording the album herself at her home on an analog 8-track reel to reel, and handling much of the artwork and packaging design for her 2004 album Educated Guess.
In 2010, the Australian a cappella Quartet The Idea of North was nominated for an ARIA for their seventh studio album, " Feels Like Spring ", bringing a cappella music back into pop culture.
When Heart in Motion was released in 1991, many fans were surprised that the album was so clearly one of contemporary pop music.
Although " Takes A Little Time " was a moderate hit single, the album failed to sell like the previous two albums, which had both gone multi-platinum.
He was awarded the World Music Award for Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist three times: 1998 for album " Nour El Ain ", 2002 for album " Aktrr Wahed Byhbak 2001 " and 2007 for album " El Lillady ".
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A New World Record was followed by a multi-platinum selling album, the double-LP Out of the Blue, in 1977.
The group was signed to Tommy Boy Records, and their House of Pain debut album ( 1992 ) went multi-platinum, spawning the successful DJ Muggs produced single " Jump Around ".
In October 1991 he released his third consecutive multi-platinum album, Blue Light, Red Light, on which he wrote and arranged the songs.
His multi-platinum album of holiday songs, When My Heart Finds Christmas, was the best-selling Christmas album in 1993.
Formed in 1996, the band rose to international fame with their debut album Hybrid Theory, which was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005 and multi-platinum in several other countries.
The album eventually became multi-platinum in the spring and summer of 1989, and it spawned five American Top Three singles, four of them # 1s ( three in 1989 and one in 1990 ): " Straight Up ", " Forever Your Girl ", " Cold Hearted ", and " Opposites Attract ".
The album was another multi-platinum smash and included their biggest-selling single, the soft ballad " Eternal Flame ".
From the RIAA, ZZ Top has achieved 4 gold, 3 platinum, and 2 multi-platinum album certifications, in addition to one diamond album.
Eminem has used his real name, Marshall Mathers, in various public events and as an alter ego, as his real name gained recognition as the title of his multi-platinum album, The Marshall Mathers LP.
Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora co-wrote and sang backing vocals on Cher ’ s single " We All Sleep Alone " and also produced several other tracks on the album, later going on to co-produce Cher ’ s multi-platinum album Heart of Stone in 1989 and co-wrote the song Does Anybody Really Fall In Love Anymore ?.
The decade began with the release of The Best of Van Morrison ; compiled by Morrison himself, the album was focused on his hit singles, and became a multi-platinum success remaining a year and a half on the UK charts.
Some established acts continued to enjoy commercial success, such as Aerosmith, with their number one multi-platinum albums: Get a Grip ( 1993 ), which produced four Top 40 singles and became the band's best-selling album worldwide ( going on to sell over 20 million copies ), and Nine Lives ( 1997 ).
The album went multi-platinum and was hailed " Album of the Year " by Spin magazine and received unanimously rave reviews from major music periodicals.
Barbadian singer Rihanna revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that her 2007 multi-platinum album, Good Girl Gone Bad, was primarily influenced by Norwood.
In 1999, the Dust Brothers collaborated with Carlos Santana and Eagle-Eye Cherry on Santana's multi-platinum album Supernatural.
Their second album, Away from the Sun, ( 2002 ) continued the band's success ; it debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart and went multi-platinum in the United States like its predecessor.
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Their debut album, Pretty on the Inside ( 1991 ) garnered them critical praise, and they went on to achieve international critical and commercial success for their following albums, Live Through This ( 1994 ) and Celebrity Skin ( 1998 ).
Originally active from 1985 to 1996, the band have had consistent commercial and critical success in Australia and New Zealand and international chart success in two phases, beginning with their self-titled debut album, Crowded House, which reached number twelve on the US Album Chart in 1987 and provided the Top Ten hits, " Don't Dream It's Over " and " Something So Strong ".
Further international success came in the UK and Europe with their third and fourth albums, Woodface and Together Alone and the compilation album Recurring Dream, which included the hits " Fall at Your Feet ", " Weather with You ", " Distant Sun ", " Locked Out ", " Instinct " and " Not the Girl You Think You Are ".
The album did not fare as well as their debut in the US, only reaching number 40, but it achieved Australasian success, reaching number one in Australia and number two in New Zealand.
By contrast, the album had limited success in the US, only reaching number 83 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.
Following the success of the album She Will Have Her Way in 2005, a second album of cover versions of Finn Brothers songs, He Will Have His Way, was released on 12 November 2010.
It was also the first story-based concept album of the rock era ( as distinct from the song-cycle style album ) to enjoy commercial success.
Pink Floyd recast itself from its 1960s guise as a psychedelic band into a commercial success with its series of concept albums, most famously with The Dark Side of the Moon ( which, according to the RIAA, is the second best selling album in history ) and later with the double album rock opera The Wall.
Although it did not achieve the same levels of commercial success as the band's later releases ( it reached # 73 on the Billboard 200 ), it has been hailed by many fans and critics as Dream Theater's masterpiece and the band's defining album.
While receiving generally favorable reviews, however, the album did not achieve the crossover success Parton had hoped for.
In 1975, Bowie achieved his first major American crossover success with the number-one single " Fame " and the hit album Young Americans, which the singer characterised as " plastic soul ".
After uneven commercial success in the late 1970s, Bowie had UK number ones with the 1980 single " Ashes to Ashes ", its parent album Scary Monsters ( and Super Creeps ), and " Under Pressure ", a 1981 collaboration with Queen.
Featuring philosophical post-hippie lyrics on peace, love and morality, its acoustic folk rock occasionally fortified by harder rock, the album was not a commercial success at the time of its release.
The album was a critical success but received a low-key release and only made number 87 in the UK charts.
Featuring characters from a short story written by Bowie, the album achieved US and UK chart success, and yielded three top 40 UK singles.
Incorporating experiments in British jungle and drum ' n ' bass, Earthling ( 1997 ) was a critical and commercial success in the UK and the US, and two singles from the album became UK top 40 hits.
American Pies success made McLean an international star and piqued interest in his first album, which charted more than two years after its initial release.
American Pie combines externals with internals and the resultant success of that album makes the third one ( Don McLean ) entirely introspective.
She continued to enjoy steady success during the 1990s and 2000s ; her 2000 album A Day Without Rain sold 15 million copies, and became the top selling new age album of the 2000s in the US, according to Nielsen SoundScan.