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1979

TOP PERFORMING ALBUMS

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No 10
No 10

No 10

Album: Tusk - Fleetwood Mac

Released: 12 October 1979

Recorded: 1978–79 at The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, California, Lindsey Buckingham’s home

Genre: Rock, Pop, Art rock

Length: 74:25

Label: Warner Bros.

Producers: Fleetwood Mac, Richard Dashut, and Ken Caillat

No 9
No 9

No 9

Album: Breakfast in America - Supertramp

Released: 29 March 1979

Recorded: May–December 1978; The Village Recorder (Studio B) in Los Angeles

Genre: Rock, Pop rock, Art pop, Progressive pop

Length: 46:06

Label: A&M

Producers: Peter Henderson and Supertramp

No 8
No 8

No 8

Album: Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young and Crazy Horse

Released: 2 July 1979

Recorded: 1975–78 at The Boarding House, San Francisco

Genre: Acoustic, Hard rock

Length: 38:16

Label: Reprise

Produces: Neil Young, David Briggs, Tim Mulligan

No 7
No 7

No 7

Album: Off the Wall - Michael Jackson

Released: 10 August 1979

Recorded: December 1978 – June 1979 at Allen Zentz Recording Westlake Audio Cherokee Studios(Los Angeles, California)

Genre: R&B, Disco, Soul, Pop, Funk, Rock

Length: 42:28

Label: Epic CBS

Producers: Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson (co-producer)

No 6
No 6

No 6

Album: Highway to Hell - AC/DC

Released: 27 July 1979

Recorded: December 1978 at Albert Studios in Sydney, Australia, January–February 1979 at Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, March–April 1979 at Roundhouse Studios in London, England

Genre: Hard rock, Blues rock

Length: 41:42

Label: Albert, Atlantic

Producer: Robert John “Mutt” Lange

No 5
No 5

No 5

Album: Fear of Music - Talking Heads

Released: 3 August 1979

Recorded: 22 April and 6 May 1979, basic tracks recorded at Chris Frantz’s and Tina Weymouth’s loft, Long Island City [with Record Plant remote truck]; additional recording & mixing at The Hit Factory in NYC, Atlantic Studios in Manhattan, RPM Sound Studios in NYC, Record Plant in NYC.

Genre: New wave, Post-punk, Dance-rock

Length: 40:40

Label: Sire

Producer: Brian Eno and Talking Heads

No 4
No 4

No 4

Album: Entertainment! - Gang of Four

Released: 25 September 1979

Recorded: 1979 at The Workhouse, Old Kent Road, London

Genre: Post-punk

Length: 39:53

Label: VEMI, Warner Bros.

Producers: Andy Gill, Jon King and Rob Warr

No 3
No 3

No 3

Album: Unknown Pleasure - Joy Division

Released: 15 June 1979

Recorded: 1–17 April 1979 at Strawberry Studios, Stockport, England

Genre: Post-punk

Length: 39:24

Label: Factory

Producer: Martin Hannett

No 2
No 2

No 2

Album: The Wall - Pink Floyd

Released: 30 November 1979

Recorded: December 1978 – November 1979 at Britannia Row Super Bear Studio Studio Miraval (France) CBS 30th Street Studio (New York) Producers Workshop (Los Angeles)

Genre:Progressive rock, Art rock, Progressive pop

Length: 80:54

Label: Harvest Columbia

Producers: Bob Ezrin, David Gilmour, James Guthrie and Roger Waters

No 1 (Best Performing Album)
No 1 (Best Performing Album)

No 1 (Best Performing Album)

Album: London Calling - The Clash

Released: 14 December 1979

Recorded: August–September and November 1979 at Wessex Sound Studios in London

Genre: Post-punk

Length: 65:07

Label: CBS, Epic

Producers: Guy Stevens, Mick Jones

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