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Cosmic Thing is the fifth studio album by New Wave band The B-52's, released in 1989. It contains the singles "Love Shack" and "Roam", which remain two of their most popular tunes. The success of the album acted as a comeback after the death of former guitarist Ricky Wilson in 1985.

All songs written by Pierson, Schneider, Strickland, Wilson (except "Roam", written by The B-52's lyrics by Robert Waldrop) . Produced by Nile Rodgers and Don Was. Mixed by Tom Durack and Nile Rodgers.
Engineers: David Cook, Tom Durack / Second Engineers: Ed Brooks, Patrick Dillett, Keith Freedman / Assistant Engineer: Martin Kunitz / Mastering: Bob Ludwig / Production Manager: Budd Tunick / Programming: Richard Hilton


Fred Schneider - percussion, vocals, background vocals
Cindy Wilson - vocals
Kate Pierson - keyboards, vocals, backing vocals
Keith Strickland - guitar, keyboards, vocals, backing vocals
Additional musicians

Carl Beatty - horn
Chris Cioe - horn
Leroy Clouden - drums
Charley Drayton - drums
Sonny Emory - drums
Steve Ferrone - drums
Bob Funk - horn
Arno Hecht - horn
Richard Hilton - keyboards
Sara Lee - bass, keyboards, background vocals
Paul Literal - horn
Tommy Mandel - keyboards
Nile Rodgers - guitar
Philippe Saisse - keyboards

Alpana Bawa – clothing/wardrobe
Chart performanceChart (1989) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 4
UK Albums Chart 8
Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1

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