In June 1980.

In June 1980, “Rough Trade” label released “The Art of Walking”, the fourth Pere Ubu album. It was recorded in 1980, and was produced by Ken Hamann, David Thomas, Mayo Thompson, Allen Ravenstine, Tony Maimone and Scott Krauss.

Personnel:

  • David Thomas– lead vocals, Vox Continental Baroque organ, drums
  • Mayo Thompson– guitar, backing and lead vocals, piano
  • Allen Ravenstine– EML synthesizers
  • Tony Maimone– bass, piano, organ
  • Scott Krauss– drums, horn, piano, drum machine

Track listing:

All tracks by David Thomas, Mayo Thompson, Allen Ravenstine, Tony Maimone and Scott Krauss, except where noted.

  1. Go
  2. Rhapsody in Pink
  3. Arabia
  4. Young Miles in the Basement
  5. Misery Goats
  6. Loop
  7. Rounder
  8. Birdies
  9. Lost in Art
  10. Horses – Mayo Thompson
  11. Crush This Horn
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In June 1980.

In June 1980, “Daffodil” label released “Endangered Species”, the fourth Klaatu album. It was recorded in 1980, and was produced by Christopher Bond. The painting on the album cover was by Ted Jones.

Personnel:

  • Dee Long – vocals, guitar solo
  • John Woloschuk – vocals, bass, keyboard, guitar
  • Terry Draper- vocals, drums
  • Chris Bond – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Leland Sklar- bass guitar
  • Ed Greene- drums
  • Tom Scott- saxophone
  • Rupert Perry- spoken vocals

Track listing:

  1. I Can’t Help It – Dee Long
  2. Knee Deep in Love – John Woloschuk, Dino Tome
  3. Paranoia – John Woloschuk
  4. Howl at the Moon – John Woloschuk, Dino Tome
  5. Set the World on Fire – John Woloschuk
  6. Hot Box City – Dee Long
  7. Dog Star – Dee Long
  8. Sell Out, Sell Out – John Woloschuk
  9. All Good Things – John Woloschuk

In June 1980.

In June 1980, “Charisma” label released “Defector”, the fourth Steve Hackett solo album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Wessex Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by John Acock and Steve Hackett.

Personnel:

  • Steve Hackett– guitar, vocal, optigan, roland GR500
  • Nick Magnus – keyboards
  • John Hackett– concert and alto flute
  • Pete Hicks – vocal
  • John Shearer – drums, percussion
  • Dik Cadbury– bass, vocal

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Hackett, except where noted.

  1. The Steppes
  2. Time to Get Out
  3. Slogans
  4. Leaving
  5. Two Vamps as Guests
  6. Jacuzzi
  7. Hammer in the Sand
  8. The Toast
  9. The Show
  10. Sentimental Institution – Steve Hackett, Peter Hicks

In June 1979.

In June 1979, “E.G.” label released “Exposure”, the debut Robert Fripp solo album. It was recorded June 1977–January 1979, and was produced by Robert Fripp.

Personnel:

  • Robert Fripp– guitars, Frippertronics, voice
  • Daryl Hall– vocals, piano
  • Terre Roche– vocals
  • Peter Hammill– vocals
  • Peter Gabriel– vocals, piano
  • Brian Eno– synthesizer, voice
  • Barry Andrews– organ
  • Sid McGinnis– rhythm and pedal steel guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • Jerry Marotta– drums
  • Narada Michael Walden, Phil Collins – drums
  • Edith Fripp, Mrs. Evelyn Harris, J.G. Bennett, Shivapuri Baba – voice
  • Ed Sprigg – engineer
  • Steve Short – engineer
  • Chris Stein– design, photography
  • Amos Poe– VTR imagery
  • Mary Lou Green – hair

Track listing:

  1. Preface – Robert Fripp
  2. You Burn Me Up I’m a Cigarette – Daryl Hall, Robert Fripp
  3. Breathless – Robert Fripp
  4. Disengage – Peter Hammill, Joanna Walton, Robert Fripp
  5. North Star – Daryl Hall, Joanna Walton, Robert Fripp
  6. Chicago – Daryl Hall, Joanna Walton, Robert Fripp
  7. NY3 – Robert Fripp
  8. Mary – Daryl Hall, Joanna Walton, Robert Fripp
  9. Exposure – Peter Gabriel, Robert Fripp
  10. Hååden Two – Robert Fripp
  11. Urban Landscape – Robert Fripp
  12. I May Not Have Had Enough of Me but I’ve Had Enough of You – Joanna Walton, Robert Fripp
  13. First Inaugural Address to the I.A.C.E. Sherborne House – G. Bennett
  14. Water Music I – Robert Fripp, G. Bennett
  15. Here Comes the Flood – Peter Gabriel
  16. Water Music II – Robert Fripp
  17. Postscript – Robert Fripp

In June 1979.

In June 1979 “United Artists” label released “Night Owl”, the third Gerry Rafferty album. It was recorded 1978–1979, at “Chipping Norton Recording Studios” and “Lansdowne Recording Studios”, and was produced by Hugh Murphy and Gerry Rafferty.

Personnel:

  • Gerry Rafferty – vocals, acoustic guitar, polymoog, piano
  • John Kirkpatrick– accordion
  • Richard Thompson– guitar, mandolin
  • Barbara Dickson– background vocals
  • Richard Harvey– organ, synthesiser, recorder, penny whistle
  • Richard Brunton – guitar
  • Hugh Burns – guitar
  • Betsy Cook– background vocals
  • Tommy Eyre– synthesiser, piano
  • Liam Genockey– drums
  • Graham Preskett – violin, fiddle, mandolin, piano
  • Raphael Ravenscroft– saxophone, lyricon
  • Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • Linda Thompson– background vocals
  • Pete Wingfield– organ
  • Gary Taylor – bass, vocals
  • Patrick(John Byrne) – front cover painting

Track listing:

All tracks by Gerry Rafferty.

  1. Days Gone Down (Still Got the Light in Your Eyes)
  2. Night Owl
  3. The Way That You Do It
  4. Why Won’t You Talk To Me?
  5. Get It Right Next Time
  6. Take the Money and Run
  7. Family Tree
  8. Already Gone
  9. The Tourist
  10. It’s Gonna Be a Long Night

In June 1979.

In June 1979, “Capitol” label released “Touch the Sky”, the eleventh Carole King album. It was recorded in March 1979 at “Pecan Street Studios” in Austin, and was produced by  Carole King and Mark Hallman.

Personnel:

  • Carole King – lead and background vocals, guitar, piano
  • Reese Wynans– piano, keyboards
  • Dave Perkins – guitar, background vocals
  • Ron Cobb – bass, saxophone, flute, background vocals
  • Bobby Rambo – guitar, background vocals
  • Mark Hallman– guitar, mandolin, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Leo LeBlanc – pedal steel guitar, background vocals
  • Fred Krc – drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Miguel Rivera – congas, percussion
  • Tomas Ramirez – saxophone, flute, recorder, background vocals
  • Richard Hardy – saxophone
  • Engineered by Chet Himes
  • Mastered by Bernie Grundman
  • Jim McGuire – photography
  • James Flournoy/Wonder Graphics – art direction, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King.

  1. Time Gone By
  2. Move Lightly
  3. Dreamlike I Wander
  4. Walk With Me
  5. Good Mountain People
  6. You Still Want Her
  7. Passing of the Days
  8. Crazy
  9. Eagle
  10. Seeing Red

In June 1979.

In June 1979, “Island” label released “Secrets”, the fifth Robert Palmer album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Compass Point Studios” in New Providence, Bahamas, and was produced by Robert Palmer.

Personnel:

  • Robert Palmer– vocals, production
  • Pierre Brock – bass
  • Dony Wynn – drums
  • Kenny Mazur – guitar
  • Steve Robbins – keyboards
  • Jack Waldman– keyboards
  • Karl Pitterson– engineer, mix
  • Benjamin Armbrister, Kendall Stubbs – assistant engineers
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Susan Palmer – cover concept, design
  • Graham Hughes – art direction, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Palmer except where noted.

  1. Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor) – Moon Martin
  2. Too Good to Be True
  3. Can We Still Be Friends – Todd Rundgren
  4. In Walks Love Again
  5. Mean Ol’ World – Andy Fraser
  6. Love Stop – John David
  7. Jealous – Jo Allen
  8. Under Suspicion – Dennis Linde, Alan Rush
  9. Woman You’re Wonderful – Jo Allen, Robert Palmer
  10. What’s It Take?
  11. Remember to Remember