In April 1989.

In April 1989, “Island” label released “The Black Swan”, the fifth and final Triffids studio album. It was recorded in 1090, and was produced by Stephen Street, David McComb, Alsy MacDonald, Robert McComb, Martyn Casey, ‘Evil’ Graham Lee and Jill Birt.

Personnel:

  • David McComb
  • Alsy MacDonald
  • Robert McComb
  • Martyn Casey
  • ‘Evil’ Graham Lee
  • Jill Birt
  • Adam Peters
  • Philip Kakulas
  • Rita Menendez

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave McComb except where noted.

  1. Too Hot to Move
  2. American Sailors
  3. Falling Over You – David McComb, Adam Peters
  4. Goodbye Little Boy – David McComb, Adam Peters
  5. Bottle of Love – David McComb, Phil Kakulas, James Patterson
  6. The Spinning Top Song – David McComb, Adam Peters
  7. Butterflies Into Worms – David McComb, Phil Kakulas
  8. New Year’s Greetings
  9. Good Fortune Rose – Jill Birt, Alsy MacDonald
  10. One Mechanic Town
  11. Blackeyed Susan – David McComb, Phil Kakulas
  12. The Clown Prince – David McComb, Phil Kakulas
  13. Fairytale Love

 

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In April 1989.

In April 1989, “CBS” label released “When the World Knows Your Name”, the second Deacon Blue studio album. It was recorded January-May 1988, and was produced by Warne Livesey, David Kahne, Ricky Ross, Lorraine McIntosh, James Prime, Ewen Vernal, Graeme Kelling and Dougie Vipond.

Personnel:

  • Ricky Ross– vocals, guitar, piano, keyboard
  • Lorraine McIntosh– vocal
  • James Prime– keyboard
  • Ewen Vernal– bass
  • Graeme Kelling– guitar
  • Dougie Vipond– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Ricky Ross, except where noted:

  1. Queen of the New Year – Ricky Ross, James Prime
  2. Wages Day
  3. Real Gone Kid
  4. Love and Regret
  5. Circus Lights
  6. This Changing Light – Ricky Ross, James Prime
  7. Sad Loved Girl
  8. Fergus Sings the Blues – Ricky Ross, James Prime
  9. The World Is Lit By Lightning – Ricky Ross, James Prime
  10. Silhouette
  11. One Hundred Things
  12. Your Constant Heart
  13. Orphans – Ricky Ross, Ewen Vernal

In April 1988.

In April 1988, “London” label released “North and South”, the sixth Gerry Rafferty studio album. It was recorded in 1988, and was produced by Gerry Rafferty and Hugh Murphy.

Personnel:

  • Gerry Rafferty – vocals, organ, synthesiser, piano, guitar
  • Mo Foster– bass, fretless bass
  • Andrew White– soprano saxophone
  • Jerry Donahue– guitar
  • Bryn Haworth– slide guitar
  • Geraint Watkins– accordion
  • Arran Ahmun – drums, percussion
  • Alan Clark– synthesiser, Hammond organ
  • Mel Collins– saxophone
  • Betsy Cook– electric piano
  • Ken Craddock– synthesiser, Hammond organ
  • Ian Maidman – bass
  • William Malone – strings, arranger
  • Morris Pert– percussion
  • Davy Spillane– whistle, uilleann pipes
  • Pete Zorn– bass
  • Ric Sanders– fiddle
  • Gered Mankowitz– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Gerry Rafferty

  1. North and South
  2. Moonlight and Gold
  3. Tired of Talking
  4. Hearts Run Dry
  5. A Dangerous Age
  6. Shipyard Town
  7. Winter’s Come
  8. Nothing Ever Happens Down Here
  9. On a Night Like This
  10. Unselfish Love

In April 1988.

In April 1988, “RCA” label released “The Mona Lisa’s Sister”, the ninth Graham Parker studio album. It was recorded in 1988, and was produced by Graham Parker and Brinsley Schwarz.. In 1989, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “The Mona Lisa’s Sister” at number 97 on its list of the “100 Best Albums of the 1980s”.

Personnel:

  • Graham Parker- lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Brinsley Schwarz- electric guitar, backing vocals, percussion
  • Andrew Bodnar- bass guitar
  • James Hallawell- keyboards
  • Terry Williams- drums
  • Pete Thomas- drums
  • Andy Duncan- drums
  • Christie Chapman- backing vocals
  • Jon Jacobs- engineer
  • Martin Edwards- assistant engineer
  • Jack Drummond – cover painting
  • Jolie Parker – photographs

Track listing:

All tracks by Graham Parker, except where noted.

  1. Don’t Let It Break You Down
  2. Under the Mask of Happiness
  3. Back in Time
  4. I’m Just Your Man
  5. OK Hieronymus
  6. Get Started. Start a Fire
  7. The Girl Isn’t Ready
  8. Blue Highways
  9. Success
  10. I Don’t Know
  11. Cupid – Sam Cooke

In April 1988.

In April 1988, “EMI” label released “Aliens Ate My Buick”, the third Thomas Dolby studio album. It was recorded in 1988, and was produced by Thomas Dolby.

Personnel:

  • Thomas Dolby – keyboards, vocals
  • Larry Treadwell – guitar
  • Terry Jackson – bass
  • David Owens – drums
  • Mike Kapitan – synthesizer
  • Arno Lucas – congas, timbales
  • Laura Creamer– percussion, vocals
  • Bill Watrous– trombone

Track listing:

All tracks by Thomas Dolby except where noted

  1. The Key to Her Ferrari
  2. Airhead – Thomas Dolby, Grant Morris
  3. Hot Sauce – George Clinton
  4. Pulp Culture
  5. My Brain Is Like a Sieve
  6. The Ability to Swing – Thomas Dolby, Matthew Seligman
  7. Budapest by Blimp

 

On April 27, 2015.

On April 27, 2015, “Parlaphone” label released “The Magic Whip”, the eighth Blur studio album. It was recorded May 2013-November 2014-January 2015, at “Avon Studios” in Hong Kong and “Studio 13” in London, and was produced by Stephen Street, Graham Coxon and Damon Albarn.

Personnel:

  • Damon Albarn– vocals, keyboards, synthesizers, iPad, acoustic guitar
  • Graham Coxon– electric guitar, backing vocals, co-lead vocals
  • Alex James– bass guitar
  • Dave Rowntree– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Stephen Street– programming, percussion, drum machine, saxophones
  • James Dring – programming
  • Demon Strings– orchestration

Track listing:

All tracks by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree.

  1. Lonesome Street
  2. New World Towers
  3. Go Out
  4. Ice Cream Man
  5. Thought I Was a Spaceman
  6. I Broadcast
  7. My Terracotta Heart
  8. There Are Too Many of Us
  9. Ghost Ship
  10. Pyongyang
  11. Ong Ong
  12. Mirrorball

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