In June 1988.

In June 1988, “Virgin” label released “Provision”, the third Scritti Politti album. It recorded 1987–1988 at “Minot Sound” in Atlantic, “Hit Factory”, “Right Track”, “Sorcerer Sound” in New York; “Britannia Row”, “AIR, Townhouse”, “Sarm West”, “Swan Yard” in London, and was produced by Green Gartside, David Gamson and John Potoker.

Personnel:

  • Green Gartside– vocals
  • David Gamson– Yamaha DX7, Yamaha TX816, Yamaha QX1, Oberheim Matrix 12, Sequential Circuits Prophet VS, Roland MKS-80, Roland MKS 50, Synclavier
  • Fred Maher– drums, Oberheim DMX, LinnDrum
  • Miles Davis– trumpet
  • Bashiri Johnson– percussion
  • Chris Botti– trumpet
  • Dann Huff– guitar
  • John Mahoney – Synclavier
  • Joe Mennonna – saxophones
  • Jason Miles – keyboard programming
  • Marcus Miller– bass
  • Nick Moroch – guitar
  • Raymond Niznik – Synclavier
  • Kent Smith – horn
  • Andy Snitzer – saxophones
  • Roger Troutman– talk box
  • Mitch Corn – horn
  • Mark Stevens, B.J. Nelson, Fonzi Thornton, Tawatha Agee, Rory Dodd, Diva Gray, Yogi Lee, Eric Troyer– background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Green Gartside and David Gamson; except where noted.

  1. Boom! There She Was
  2. Overnite
  3. First Boy in This Town (Lovesick)
  4. All That We Are
  5. Best Thing Ever – Green Gartside, David Gamson, John Potoker
  6. Oh Patti (Don’t Feel Sorry for Loverboy)
  7. Bam Salute
  8. Sugar and Spice
  9. Philosophy Now
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In June 1987.

In June 1988, “Arista” label released “Dream of Life”, the fifth Patti Smith studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Fred Smith and Jimmy Iovine.

Personnel:

  • Patti Smith– vocals
  • Fred “Sonic” Smith– guitar
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums, keyboards, consultant
  • Richard Sohl– keyboards
  • Andi Ostrowe – backing vocals
  • Bill-Dog Dooley – assistant engineer
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Brian Sperber – engineering
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion
  • Dave McNair – assistant engineer
  • Gary Rasmussen – bass
  • Hearn Gadbois – percussion
  • Jay Healey – engineering
  • Jesse Levy – cello
  • Jim Michewicz – engineering
  • Kasim Sulton– bass
  • Kevin Killen – engineering
  • Malcolm West – bass
  • Marc DeSisto – assistant engineer
  • Margaret Ross – harp
  • Maude Gilman – design
  • Richard Travali – assistant engineer
  • Rob Jacobs – assistant engineer
  • Robert DeLaGarza – assistant engineer
  • Robert Mapplethorpe– photography
  • Robin Nash – backing vocals
  • Roger Talkov – assistant engineer
  • Sammy Figueroa– percussion
  • Scott Litt– associate producer, mixing, assistant producer
  • Shelly Yakus– mixing
  • Thom Panunzio– engineering
  • Vic Anesini – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Patti Smith and Fred “Sonic” Smith.

  1. People Have the Power
  2. Going Under
  3. Up There Down There
  4. Paths That Cross
  5. Dream of Life
  6. Where Duty Calls
  7. Looking for You (I Was)
  8. The Jackson Song

In June 1987.

In June 1987, “Beggars Banquet” label released “Tallulah”, the fifth The Go-Betweens album. It was recorded in 1987, in Camden, London, and was produced by Richard Preston and Craig Leon.
Personnel:

  • Amanda Brown— violin, oboe, guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Robert Forster— vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Grant McLennan— vocals, lead guitar, piano
  • Lindy Morrison— drums
  • Robert Vickers— bass guitar
  • Audrey Riley— cello
  • El Tito — Flamencoguitar
  • Simon Fisher-Turner — backing vocals
  • Colin Lloyd-Tucker — backing vocals
  • Peter Anderson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Grant McLennan and Robert Forster.

  1. Right Here
  2. You Tell Me
  3. Someone Else’s Wife
  4. I Just Get Caught Out
  5. Cut It Out
  6. The House That Jack Kerouac Built
  7. Bye Bye Pride
  8. Spirit of a Vampyre
  9. The Clarke Sisters
  10. Hope Then Strife

In June 1987.

In June 1987, “SST” label released “Sister”, the fourth Sonic Youth studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “Sear Sound” in New York City, and was produced by Lee Ranaldo, Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley.

Personnel:

  • Thurston Moore– guitar, vocals, Moog synthesizer, bass guitar
  • Kim Gordon– bass guitar, vocals
  • Lee Ranaldo– guitar, vocals
  • Steve Shelley– drums
  • Bill Titus – engineering
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Walter Sear– Moog programming
  • Lucius Shepard – sleeve illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Lee Ranaldo, Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley, except where noted.

  1. Schizophrenia
  2. (I Got A) Catholic Block
  3. Beauty Lies in the Eye
  4. Stereo Sanctity
  5. Pipeline/Kill Time
  6. Tuff Gnarl
  7. Pacific Coast Highway
  8. Hot Wire My Heart – Johnny Strike
  9. Kotton Krown
  10. White Kros

In June 1986.

In June 1986, “Creation” label released “Let the Snakes Crinkle Their Heads to Death”, the fifth Felt studio album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Lawrence, Martin Duffy, Marco Thomas and Gary Ainge.

Personnel:

  • Lawrence– guitar
  • Martin Duffy– Hammond organ, electric piano
  • Marco Thomas – bass
  • Gary Ainge – drums, bongos

Track listing:

All tracks by Lawrence, except where noted.

  1. Song for William S. Harvey
  2. Ancient City Where I Lived
  3. The Seventeenth Century
  4. The Palace
  5. Indian Scriptures
  6. The Nazca Plain
  7. Jewel Sky
  8. Viking Dress
  9. Voyage to Illumination – Martin Duffy
  10. Sapphire Mansions – Lawrence, Martin Duffy

 

In June 1986.

In June 1986, “Polydor” label released “Daring Adventures”, the fourth Richard Thompson studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Mitchell From.

Personnel:

  • Richard Thompson- guitar, vocals, mandolin, dulcimer, theremin
  • Mitchell Froom- keyboards, theremin
  • Jerry Scheff- bass guitar, double bass
  • Mickey Curry- drums
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Alex Acuña- percussion
  • Christine Collister, Clive Gregson – backing vocals
  • John Kirkpatrick- accordion, concertina
  • Philip Pickett- shawm, crumhorn, recorder
  • Chuck Fleming – fiddle
  • Brian Taylor, Tony Goddard, David Horn, Ian Peters – brass

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Thompson

  1. A Bone Through Her Nose
  2. Valerie
  3. Missie How You Let Me Down
  4. Dead Man’s Handle
  5. Long Dead Love
  6. Lover’s Lane
  7. Nearly In Love
  8. Jennie
  9. Baby Talk
  10. Cash Down, Never Never
  11. How Will I Ever Be Simple Again
  12. Al Bowlly’s in Heaven

In June 1986.

In June 1986, “Illuminated” label released “As Close As You Think”, the twelfth Kevin Ayers studio album. It was recorded in 1986 at “Boz Burrell Studio” in London, and was produced by Ollie Halsall and Poli Palmer.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Pat Crumly – flute, saxophone
  • Ollie Halsall – guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Poli Palmer – fairlight programming

Track listing:

  1. Stepping Out – Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall
  2. Fool After Midnight – Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall, Gregmar
  3. Wish I Could Fall – Kevin Ayers
  4. Only Heaven Knows – Kevin Ayers
  5. Too Old To Die Young – Kevin Ayers
  6. The Howlin’ Man – Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall
  7. Never My Baby – Kevin Ayers
  8. Budget Tours (part one) – Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall
  9. Budget Tours (part two) – Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall