The Hit Factory
The Hit Factory was a recording studio in New York City which was operated for more than thirty years by owner Ed Germano. The Hit Factory closed on April 1, 2005. Troy Germano re-acquired The Hit Factory name, trademark, IP and brand in late-2018 from his family's estate.
Jerry Ragovoy, a famous songwriter & record producer, founded The Hit Factory in New York City in 1968. On March 6, 1975, Jerry sold the studios to Edward Germano, a singer, record producer, and one of the principal owners of The Record Plant Studios New York. At that time The Hit Factory studios were located at 353 West 48th Street and consisted of two studios, A2 and A6. Eventually, a third studio, A5, was added. These studios were active from 1975 to 1981. The studios were redesigned by Ed Germano and his maintenance technician, Frank Comentale. Germano incorporated The Hit Factory into a business and redesigned the logo as it exists to this day. The groundbreaking albums from this location include "Songs In The Key Of Life" by Stevie Wonder, "One Trick Pony" by Paul Simon, "Emotional Rescue" by The Rolling Stones, "Double Fantasy" by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
The Hit Factory moved to a new location in 1981 known as The Hit Factory Broadway at 237 West 54th Street. These studios were previously home to the famous Bell Sound Studios. Ed Germano's son, Troy Germano, started working full-time with him at this location.  At The Hit Factory Broadway there were a total of five studios: A1, A2, A3, M1 as well as M4 — which was later transformed into the first mastering suite for Herb Powers, Jr. These studios were also designed by Ed Germano & Frank Comentale. Troy Germano closed this location in 2002. Historic albums that were recorded and/or mixed at this location include "Graceland" by Paul Simon, "Born In The USA" by Bruce Springsteen, "Undercover" by The Rolling Stones, "Under A Blood Red Sky" by U2, "The Rhythm Of The Saints" by Paul Simon, "Live/1975-85" by Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band, "True Colors" by Cyndi Lauper, "Whiplash Smile" by Billy Idol, "Steel Wheels" by The Rolling Stones, "Long After Dark" by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, "Agent Provocateur" by Foreigner (band), "Tunnel of Love" by Bruce Springsteen, "Riptide" by Robert Palmer (singer), "Up Your Alley" by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, "Foreign Affair" by Tina Turner, "Forever" by Kool & the Gang, "Hell Freezes Over" by The Eagles, "August" by Eric Clapton, "Talk Is Cheap" by Keith Richards and "Dangerous" by Michael Jackson.
Germano opened another location, The Hit Factory Times Square, at 130 West 42nd Street. Previously known as Chelsea Sound, the studios were redesigned by Ed and Troy Germano. This facility had two recording studios, Studio A and Studio B, as well as three mastering rooms under the moniker The Hit Factory DMS (digital mastering studios). The mastering rooms were for engineers Herb Powers, Jr., Chris Gehringer and Tom Coyne. The Times Square recording & mastering studios existed from 1987 to 1992. Albums of historical importance recorded and/or mixed at this location include Freedom (Neil Young album) by Neil Young, Down with the King (album) by Run-DMC, Don't Sweat the Technique by Eric B. & Rakim, and Storm Front (album) by Billy Joel.
In 1991 Ed Germano acquired a 100,000 square foot building at 421 West 54th Street. It opened in 1993 as simply The Hit Factory.  Ed and Troy designed and built this facility in conjunction with David Bell, Derek Buckingham, Alan Cundell & Neil Grant of Harris Grant Associates UK.  As the main headquarters for The Hit Factory, the studios expanded to seven recording/mixing studios (Studios 1-7), five mastering studios (The Hit Factory Mastering) and five private writing-production suites, including rooms for Mark Ronson and Kevin Shirley. Studio 1 was built for orchestral recording that could accommodate up to 140 musicians.  Troy Germano eventually consolidated the New York City operations in 2002 to only the main headquarters at 421 West 54th Street. Some of the many classic albums recorded and/or mixed at this facility include "HIStory" by Michael Jackson, "Butterfly" by Mariah Carey, "Let's Talk About Love" by Celine Dion, “Dangerously In Love” by Beyonce, “CrazySexyCool” by TLC, “Ray Of Light” by Madonna, “No Strings Attached” by NSYNC, "Falling Into You" by Celine Dion, “Daydream” by Mariah Carey, ”Ready To Die" by The Notorious B.I.G., "The Bodyguard" soundtrack by Whitney Houston, "Titanic" soundtrack with Celine Dion, “Merry Christmas” by Mariah Carey, ”Duets" by Frank Sinatra, "My Life" by Mary J.Blige, “Rhythm Of Love” by Anita Baker, ”Songs" by Luther Vandross, “The Velvet Rope” by Janet Jackson, ”Invincible" by Michael Jackson, "Pop" by U2, Space Jam with Seal, "X&Y" by Coldplay, the broadway cast recording for "Tommy" with Pete Townshend & George Martin, "Music" by Madonna, ”River Of Dreams" by Billy Joel and "Sogno" by Andrea Bocelli.
From 1989 to 1993, the company also operated The Hit Factory London. In 1989, Ed and Troy, in a joint venture with Sony Music UK, took control of CBS Studios on Whitfield Street in Soho, London. They redesigned the facility and reopened at the beginning of 1990 with The Rolling Stones working on their album "Flashpoint". Sade recorded her album "Love Deluxe" in Studio 2 and Alison Moyet recorded her album, “Hoodoo” in Studio 3. The studios were designed by Ed, Troy, and the team from Harris Grant Associates UK (David Bell, Derek Buckingham, Alan Cundell & Neil Grant). This facility had three recording studios: Studio 1, Studio 2, and The Rooftop Studio 3, as well as five mastering rooms and hosted many of the artists from that era from Sony Music's UK labels (primarily Columbia Records & Epic Records). Studio 1 was designed for orchestral recording and could accommodate 100 piece orchestra. The film score for Basic Instinct, by composer Jerry Goldsmith, was recorded here. The Hit Factory London remained through 1993 until the Germano's sold their interests back to Sony Music ending the partnership and retaining the Hit Factory name and trademark. This facility later became Sony's Whitfield Street Studio.
In 1998, Ed & Troy purchased Criteria Recording in Miami, Florida, revamping and reopening the studios under the new name The Hit Factory Criteria Miami. The studios were designed again by Ed, Troy and White Mark Limited UK (David Bell, Alan Cundell & Derek Buckingham). The facility had a total of five recording studios, Studio A, Studio C, Studio D, Studio E & Studio F as well as a completed mastering room utilized as a writing-production room for guest producers/artists.   The studio remained until 2012 when they were sold as Criteria Recording Studios — again not selling The Hit Factory name or trademark.
The Hit Factory closed in 2005. Contrary to reports in the media that the studios in New York City were shuttered due to the advancement of home digital recording, the building at 421 was sold for estate planning purposes after the passing of Edward Germano in 2003. Troy Germano left the family business that same year to open his own studios in Noho and continued studio designs around the world.
In 2008, Troy Germano, completed Germano Studios New York which was re-branded Germano Studios I The Hit Factory in 2019 and remains the only "The Hit Factory" recording studios to this day anywhere in the world. Troy Germano re-acquired The Hit Factory name, trademark, IP, and brand in late-2018 from his family's estate.
The studios occupied several spaces in and around Midtown West and Times Square. Locations included "The Hit Factory Times Square" at 130 West 42nd Street, "The Hit Factory Broadway," at 237 West 54th Street, and the flagship facility "The Hit Factory" at 421 West 54th Street.
- 353 West 48th Street 1975-1981
- 237 West 54th Street (The Hit Factory Broadway) 1981-2002
- 130 West 42nd Street (The Hit Factory Times Square) 1987-1992
- 421 West 54th Street (The Hit Factory headquarters) 1991-2005
- 676 Broadway (Germano Studios | The Hit Factory) 2008-present
Over the years the arsenal of equipment at The Hit Factory recording studios in New York & London was legendary.
1975 to 1981: The Hit Factory original facility at 353 West 48th Street was a mixture, consisting of a Neve 8068 32 channel console with Necam 1 moving fader automation, a Custom API 32 input console without automation, an MCI JH-500 36 channel console with MCI automation, and an MCI JH-636 36 channel console with MCI automation. Initially there were a pair of Gonzalez custom analog multi-channel desks. The analog tape machines were Studer A80 24 track 2 inch (wide body) analog recorders, Studer A80 16 track 2 inch (narrow body) analog recorders, Studer A80 2 track 1/4 inch analog recorders and an MCI JH-24 24 track 2 inch analog recorder. The outboard gear was a combination of numerous custom pieces from that period plus Eventide, Neve, Lang, Teletronix, Universal, Pultec, Orban, Kepex, EMT, Fairchild and API. The monitoring was a combination of Westlake, Hidley, Altec, UREI and Auratone. Microphones were Neumann, AKG, Sennheiser, Sony, Norelco, Shure, and Electrovoice. Vocals were recorded primarily utilizing either a Neumann U87 or an AKG C414 during this era of recordings at the studios. The studios also had a number of EMT 140 plates, Cooper Time Cubes and Spring reverbs.
1981 to 2002: This period consists of multiple locations, specifically The Hit Factory Broadway at 237 West 54th Street and The Hit Factory Times Square at 130 West 42nd Street. There were a mixture of desks between the locations as the consoles moved between the seven studios. An MCI JH-636 36 channel console with MCI automation in Studio A2 (moved from West 48th Street). A Neve 8068 32 channel console with Necam 1 moving fader automation, then GML moving faders in Studio A1 & Studio A (moved from West 48th Street). A Custom API 32 input console without automation in Studio A3 (moved from West 48th Street). A pair of Solid State Logic 4000 SL48 E Series 48 channel consoles in Studio A1 & A2, a Solid State Logic 4000 SL64 E Series 64 channel console in Studio M1, and a Solid State Logic 6000 SL72 E Series console in Studio M1. A pair of Neve VR 60 channel consoles in Studio A1, A2 & A3, a Neve VR 36 channel console in Studio A3, a Neve VR 72 channel console in Studio A1, a Neve V Series Vatican 60 channel console in Studio A3, a Neve 8068 40 channel console with Necam II moving fader automation, then GML moving faders in Studio A3 & Studio B, and a Neve 8128 28 channel console in Studio A4. The tape machines were Studer A800 24 track 2 inch analog recorders, Studer A820 24 track 2 inch analog recorders, Studer A827 24 track 2 inch analog recorders, Studer A80 2 track 1/2 inch & 1/4 inch 2 track analog recorders, a Studer A810 2 track 1/4 inch analog recorder, a Studer A80 4 track 1/2 inch analog recorder, and Otari MTR-90 24 track analog recorders. The digital machines were Sony 3324A 24 track 1/2 inch digital recorders with Apogee filters, Mitsubishi X880 32 track 1 inch digital recorders, and Mitsubishi X80 & X86 2 track 1/4 inch digital recorders. The outboard gear was a combination of AMS, Quantek, Eventide, Publison, Lexicon, Universal Audio, Teletronix, Tube-Tech, Pultec, GML, SSL, Neve, API, EMT, Apogee, Focusrite, Manley and Avalon. The monitoring was a combination of UREI, Quested, Tannoy, Augspurger, Yamaha, Auratone, Westlake, Genelec, Meyer, Altec, and David's. The microphones collection included Telefunken, Neumann, Sony, B&K, RCA, Schoeps, Beyer Dynamic, AKG, Sennheiser, Norelco, Electrovoice & Shure.
1993 to 2005: These years focus solely on the main headquarters at 421 West 54th Street, just known as The Hit Factory which had seven studios. The consoles consisted of a Neve 8068 72 channel console with Flying Faders in Studio 2 (this was a combination of custom joining of an original Neve 8068 32 and a Neve 8068 40). Also a Neve VR 72 channel console with Flying Faders in Studio 1, a Neve VRSP 72 channel console with Flying Faders in Studio 1, and a Solid State Logic 9000 J Series 9080 80 channel console in Studio 1. A Solid State Logic K Series 9080 80 channel console in Studio 2, a Solid State Logic G+ 4064 64 channel console in Studio 3, and a Solid State Logic J Series 9080 80 channel console in Studio 3. In Studio 4 there was a Solid State Logic 4000 SL96 E Series 96 channel console, followed by a Solid State Logic AXIOM 80 channel digital console in Studio 4, and then a Solid State Logic 9000 J Series 9080 80 channel console. There was a Sony Oxford digital console in Studio 5, followed by a Euphonix System 5 digital console. A Solid State Logic K Series 9080 80 channel console was in Studio 6 and a Solid State Logic K Series 9080 80 channel console was in Studio 7. The analog tape machines were Studer A800 24 track 2 inch analog recorders, Studer A827 24 track 2 inch analog recorders, a Studer A827 16 track 2 inch analog recorder, Studer A820 2 track 1/2 inch analog recorders, and Studer A80 2 track 1/2 inch analog recorders. The digital tape machines were Sony 3348 48 channel 1/2 inch digital recorders, Sony 3348HR 48 channel 1/2 inch digital recorders, Mitsubishi X880 32 track 1 inch digital recorders, Sony PCM-3402 DASH 2 track 1/4 inch digital recorders, and Sony PCM 1630 2 track digital recorders. Digidesign Pro Tools systems were introduced as part of the new hard disk recorders for all of the studios as of 2000. The monitoring systems changed from Boxers to Augspurgers then back to the newest Boxer T5 monitors as well as a selection of Yamaha, Genelec, ProAcs, Auratones, Dynaudio and Mastering Lab for the near field speakers. The outboard gear included AMS, AMS Neve, Lexicon, Eventide, API, Focusrite, SSL, Avalon, Manley, Weiss, Tube-Tech, Pultec, Universal Audio, Teletronix, GML, EMT and Quantek. The microphone collection grew to include Coles, Neumann, Telefunken, Sennheiser, AKG, Schoeps, B&K, Sony, Shure, RCA, Norelco, Beyer Dynamic & Electrovoice.
1989 to 1993: The Hit Factory London was located on Whitfield Street in Soho London. There were three studios and the consoles consisted of a Neve VR 60 channel console in Studio 1 for orchestral recording & mixing, a Neve VR 60 channel console in Studio 2 for overdub recording & mixing and a Solid State Logic 4000 SL56 E Series 56 channel console for band recording & mixing. The analog tape machines were Studer A820 & Studer A827 24 track 2 inch analog recorders and Studer A80 2 track 1/2 inch analog recorders. The digital tape machines included Sony 3348 48 channel 1/2 inch digital recorders, and Sony PCM 1630 2 track digital recorders. The monitoring systems were Boxer's as well as Yamaha, Genelec & Auratone near field speakers. The outboard gear was a large selection of AMS, Neve, SSL, GML, Lexicon, EMT, Pultec, Tube-Tech, Teletronix, Universal Audio, Manley, Eventide, API & Focusrite. The microphone collection consisted of Neumann, Telefunken, Sennheiser, AKG, Sony, Shure, Electrovoice, Beyer Dynamic, Coles, B&K.
2008 to Present day: Germano Studios | The Hit Factory in New York's Noho consists of two studios. The consoles are a pair of Solid State Logic Duality Delta 48 channel consoles for recording and mixing in Studio 1 and Studio 2. Both studios are equipped with Avid Pro Tools PT Ultimate 2020.5 HDX3 64/64 systems with the Apple Cylinder computers and Sonnet expansion racks. There are no longer any tape recorders, analog or digital, available at the studios in 2020. The monitoring systems are custom Exigy S412G monitors with custom dual 18" subwoofers in each of the control rooms. The near field/mid field speakers are Germano Acoustics APS AEON 2 active monitors, ADAM S3 S-Series active monitors, Avantone CLA-10 active monitors, Avantone CLA-10 passive monitors, Yamaha NS-10M Studio passive monitors, Avantone Mix Cube passive & active monitors, KRK Rokit 7 G4 monitors, SONOS monitoring. The outboard gear is an arsenal of selected pieces from Neve, API, Chandler, Retro Instruments, Lavry, Bricasti, AMS, Focusrite, Universal Audio, Tube-Tech, Moog, Heritage Audio, Empirical Labs, Black Lion, SSL, Focusrite. The microphone collection consists of Telefunken, Neumann, Coles, Sennheiser, DPA, Schoeps, AKG, Shure, Mojave, Royer, AEA, Electrovoice, Beyer Dynamic, Avantone & Yamaha.
Associated Producers, Engineers, and MixersEdit
- Jay Healy (producer, chief engineer)
- Fabian Marasciullo (mixing engineer)
- Carl Glanville (recording engineer)
- Kenta Yonesaka (chief engineer)
- Jason Staniulis (recording engineer)
- Rich Travali (recording engineer)
- Andy Smith (recording engineer)
- Carl Nappa (recording engineer)
- Andy Grassi (recording engineer)
- John Davenport (recording engineer)
- Brian McGee (recording engineer)
- Tony Black (recording engineer)
- Paul Logus (recording engineer)
- Ron Banks (recording engineer)
- Glen Marchese (chief engineer)
- Paul Falcone (recording engineer)
- Dave Rowland (recording engineer)
- Matthew Sim (mixing engineer)
- Dave Thoenor (chief engineer)
- Harry Maslin (producer, chief engineer)
- Bruce Tergesen (chief engineer)
- Chris Tergesen (chief engineer)
- Howie Lindeman (recording engineer)
- Ed Sprigg (chief engineer)
- Jon Smith (recording engineer)
- Herb Powers, Jr. (mastering engineer)
- Chris Gehringer (mastering engineer)
- Tom Coyne (mastering engineer)
- Scott Hull (mastering engineer)
- Dave Kutch (mastering engineer)
- Joe Yannece (mastering engineer)
- Carlton Batts (mastering engineer)
- Jack Skinner (mastering engineer)
- Dan Wallin (orchestral recording engineer)
- Kevin Shirley (producer, mixing engineer)
- Mark Ronson (producer, artist)
RIAA Diamond AwardsEdit
The Hit Factory was a part of (14) RIAA Diamond Awards, in recognition of sales of 10 million albums sold in the U.S.
- Stevie Wonder “Songs In The Key Of Life”
- Bruce Springsteen “Born In The USA”
- Celine Dion “Falling Into You”
- TLC “CrazySexyCool”
- Santana “Supernatural”
- Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band “Live 1975-‘85”
- Whitney Houston “The Bodyguard”
- Billy Joel “Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II”
- Titanic” soundtrack
- Meatloaf “Bat Out Of Hell”
- NSYNC “No Strings Attached”
- Celine Dion “Lets Talk About Love”
- Michael Jackson “Bad”
- Mariah Carey “Daydream”
Contradictory reports about John Lennon's last recording sessionEdit
After the death of John Lennon, on December 8, 1980, public awareness of The Hit Factory increased; Lennon's final album had been recorded at The Hit Factory at 353 West 48th Street. Mourners and music fans around the world read accounts of the murder in newspapers on the days following the shooting, and The Hit Factory was mentioned in some of these publications. However, there are contradictory reports as to whether he was recording at The Hit Factory or the nearby Record Plant the day he was murdered. Most publications cite the Record Plant as the location. Witnesses present with John Lennon, such as producer Jack Douglas, cite the Record Plant as the studio where he spent his time recording and mixing tracks the evening of the murder. However, Keith Badman, not an eyewitness, in his book The Beatles: After the Break-up, 1970–2000 states that Lennon had been at The Hit Factory the night of his murder. He also references that Lennon had been at the studio the last several days working on and mixing tracks for Yoko Ono.
- Graceland (album) by Paul Simon 1986
- Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder
- Double Fantasy by John Lennon and Yoko Ono 1980
- Emotional Rescue by The Rolling Stones 1980
- Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen 1984
- Mary by Mary J. Blige 1999
- Fear of Music by Talking Heads 1979
- It Was Written by Nas 1996
- Dangerously In Love by Beyoncé 2003
- Milk and Honey by John Lennon and Yoko Ono 1984
- This Is Me... Then by Jennifer Lopez 2002
- Flashpoint by The Rolling Stones 1991
- Scarface (soundtrack) by Giorgio Moroder 1983
- Hell Freezes Over by Eagles in 1994
- River of Dreams by Billy Joel 1993
- Ready to Die by The Notorious B.I.G. 1994
- Pop by U2 1997
- Under a Blood Red Sky by U2 1983
- Chimes of Freedom by Bruce Springsteen 1988
- Daydream by Mariah Carey 1995
- Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life by Jay-Z 1998
- Falling Into You by Celine Dion 1996
- The Bodyguard by Whitney Houston 1992
- Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture 1997
- We Live Here by Pat Metheny Group 1995
- Space Jam 1996
- No Strings Attached by NSYNC 2000
- Nellyville by Nelly 2002
- Duets by Frank Sinatra 1993
- Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf 1977
- Foreigner by Foreigner 1977
- The Black Album (Jay-Z album) by Jay-Z 2003
- Unforgettable... with Love by Natalie Cole 1991
- True Colors by Cyndi Lauper 1986
- HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I by Michael Jackson 1995
- Dangerous by Michael Jackson 1991
- CrazySexyCool by TLC 1994
- Young Americans by David Bowie 1975
- Celebrity (album) by NSYNC 2001
- What's the 411? by Mary J. Blige 1992
- Merry Christmas by Mariah Carey 1994
- Riptide by Robert Palmer 1985
- Big Willie Style by Will Smith 1997
- Swept Away by Diana Ross 1984
- Forever by Kool & the Gang 1986
- Machismo by Cameo 1988
- Live at the Hollywood Palladium, December 15, 1988 by Keith Richards 1988
- Green by R.E.M. 1988
- Rhythm of Love by Anita Baker 1994
- Down with the King by Run-DMC 1993
- Live and Sleazy by Village People 1979
- Britney by Britney Spears 2001
- Main Offender by Keith Richards 1993
- I Am... by Nas 1999
- Valotte by Julian Lennon 1984
- Greatest Hits by Lenny Kravitz 2000
- Dream of Life by Patti Smith 1988
- Boys and Girls by Bryan Ferry 1985
- More Than You Think You Are by Matchbox Twenty 2002
- Up by R.E.M. 1998
- The Velvet Rope by Janet Jackson 1997
- X&Y by Coldplay 2005
- Songs by Luther Vandross 1994
- Time, Love & Tenderness by Michael Bolton 1991
- A Very Special Christmas by Various Artists 1987
- Back to the Future Soundtrack 1986
- Supernatural by Santana 1999
- Night Music by Joe Jackson 1994
- Men Without Women by Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul 1982
- Rocky IV Soundtrack 1985
- Sacred Love by Sting 2003
- Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey 1990
- Foreign Affair by Tina Turner 1989
- The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration by Bob Dylan 1993
- Tunnel of Love by Bruce Springsteen 1987
- Whitney by Whitney Houston 1987
- Black Tie White Noise by David Bowie 1993
- Bedtime Stories by Madonna 1994
- Survivor by Destiny's Child 2001
- Back to Broadway by Barbra Streisand 1993
- Sogno by Andrea Bocelli 1999
- Love Deluxe by Sade 1992
- Talk Is Cheap by Keith Richards 1988
- Steel Wheels by The Rolling Stones 1989
- Undercover by The Rolling Stones 1983
- Live/1975-85 by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 1986
- Nine Lives by Aerosmith 1997
- August by Eric Clapton 1986
- Kamakiriad by Donald Fagan 1993
- On The 6 by Jennifer Lopez 1999
- Storm Front by Billy Joel 1989
- Music by Madonna 2000
- Whiplash Smile by Billy Idol 1986
- Freedom by Neil Young 1989
- Rhythm of the Saints by Paul Simon 1990
- Let's Talk About Love by Celine Dion 1997
- Invincible by Michael Jackson 2001
- Romances by Luis Miguel 1997
- Never Let Me Go by Luther Vandross 1993
- Butterfly by Mariah Carey 1997
- Babylon and On by Squeeze 1987
- You're the One by Paul Simon 2000
- Goddess in the Doorway by Mick Jagger 2001
- Brian Wilson by Brian Wilson 1988
- Animalize by Kiss 1984
- Long After Dark by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 1982
- Voices by Hall & Oates 1980
- Lick It Up by Kiss 1983
- 7800° Fahrenheit by Bon Jovi 1985
- State of Confusion by the Kinks 1983
- Across the Borderline by Willie Nelson 1993
- Your Filthy Little Mouth by David Lee Roth 1994
- Come Out and Play by Twisted Sister 1985
- Up Your Alley by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts 1988
- Steppin' Out by Tony Bennett 1994
- Forty Licks by The Rolling Stones 2002
- Ray of Light by Madonna 1998
- Paul Simon's Concert in the Park by Paul Simon 1991
- John Lennon Anthology by John Lennon 1998
- Taste of Chocolate by Big Daddy Kane 1990
- Bad by Michael Jackson 1987
- Greatest Hits by Bruce Springsteen 1995
- Greatest Hits – Volume I & Volume II by Billy Joel
- Heavy Nova by Robert Palmer 1987
- My Life by Mary J. Blige 1994
- My Love Is Your Love by Whitney Houston 1998
- The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus by The Rolling Stones 1996
- Share My World by Mary J. Blige 1997
- Still Waters by Bee Gees 1997
- Diary of a Mad Band by Jodeci 1993
- Temple of Low Men by Crowded House 1998
- Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix by Michael Jackson 1997
- A Night to Remember by Cyndi Lauper 1989
- Ooh Yeah! by Hall & Oates 1988
- I'm in You by Peter Frampton 1976
- Big Science by Laurie Anderson 1982
- Sons of Soul by Tony! Toni! Tone! 1993
- I Am... by Nas 1999
- Groove Approved by Paul Carrack 1989
- The Hunter by Blondie 1982
- Special by Jimmy Cliff 1982
- True Blue by Madonna 1986
- Shaka Zulu by Ladysmith Black Mambazo 1987
- Power of Love by Luther Vandross 1991
- Mr. Happy Go Lucky by John Mellencamp 1996
- You Can Dance by Madonna 1987
- Soul Searchin' by Glenn Frey 1988
- 18 Tracks by Bruce Springsteen 1999
- Uh-Oh by David Byrne 1992
- Station to Station by David Bowie 1976
- Agent Provocateur by Foreigner 1984
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