Tag Archives: 1980

UFO: No Place to Run

On January 8, 1980, “Chrysalis” label released “No Place to Run”, the eighth UFO studio album. It was recorded in August 1979, at “Air Studios” in Montserrat, “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by George Martin.

Personnel:

  • Phil Mogg – lead vocals
  • Paul Chapman – lead guitar
  • Paul Raymond – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Pete Way – bass guitar
  • Andy Parker – drums
  • Geoff Emerick – engineer, mixing
  • George Martin – mixing
  • Steve Churchyard – engineer assistant
  • John Wall – tape operator
  • Nigel Walker – tape operator

Track listing:

  1. Alpha Centauri – Paul Chapman
  2. Lettin’ Go – Phil Mogg, Pete Way
  3. Mystery Train – Junior Parker, Sam Phillips
  4. The Fire Burns Tonight – Phil Mogg, Paul Chapman
  5. Gone in the Night – Phil Mogg, Pete Way
  6. Young Blood – Phil Mogg, Pete Way
  7. No Place to Run – Phil Mogg, Pete Way
  8. Take It or Leave It – Paul Raymond
  9. Money, Money – Phil Mogg, Pete Way
  10. Anyday – Phil Mogg, Pete Way

UFO: The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent

On January 6, 1981, “Chrysalis” label released “The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent”, the ninth UFO studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “AIR Studios”, “Wessex Sound Studios”, and “Utopia Studios” in London, and was produced by Phil Moog, Pete Way, Andy Parker, Paul Chapman and Neil Carter.

Personnel:

  • Phil Mogg – vocals
  • Paul Chapman – guitars
  • Neil Carter – keyboards, guitar, backing vocals, saxophone
  • Pete Way – bass
  • Andy Parker – drums
  • Paul Buckmaster – orchestral arrangements, orchestra conductor
  • Steve Churchyard, Gary Edwards, Jeremy Green – engineer
  • Hipgnosis – design

Track listing:

  1. Chains Chains – Pete Way, Phil Mogg
  2. Long Gone – Paul Chapman, Phil Mogg
  3. The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent – Paul Chapman, Phil Mogg
  4. It’s Killing Me – Pete Way, Phil Mogg
  5. Making Moves – Paul Chapman, Phil Mogg
  6. Lonely Heart – Paul Chapman, Pete Way, Phil Mogg
  7. Couldn’t Get It Right – Paul Chapman, Pete Way, Phil Mogg
  8. Profession of Violence – Paul Chapman, Phil Mogg

The Romantics: Same

On January 4, 1980, “Nemperor Records” label released the self-titled, debut Romantics (The) studio album. It was recorded in September 1970, at at “Coconuts Recording” Miami Beach, Florida.

Personnel:

  • Wally Palmar – lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Mike Skill – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Rich Cole – lead and backing vocals, bass
  • Jimmy Marinos – lead vocals, drums, percussion
  • Steve Brown – recording, engineer
  • Hal Hansford – engineer assistant
  • Greg Calbi – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Wally Palmar, Jimmy Marinos and Mike Skill, except where noted.

  1. When I Look in Your Eyes
  2. Tell it to Carrie
  3. First in Line
  4. Keep in Touch
  5. Girl Next Door
  6. What I Like About You
  7. She’s Got Everything
  8. Till I See You Again
  9. Hung on You
  10. Little White Lies
  11. Gimme One More Chance

Colin Newman: A-Z

In October 1980, “Beggars Banquet” label released “A–Z”, the debut Colin Newman studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Scorpio” in London, and was produced by Mike Thorne.

Personnel:

  • Colin Newman – vocals, guitar, cover art
  • Mike Thorne – keyboards, synthesizer
  • Desmond Simmons – bass guitar, guitar
  • Robert Gotobed – drums
  • Charles Bullen – clarinet
  • Harvey Goldberg – engineer
  • Dennis Weinreich – engineer
  • Steve Parker – engineer
  • A. Newman – cover art
  • Malti Kidia – layout, typography
  • Jack Skinner – cutting

Track listing:

All tracks by Colin Newman, except where noted.

  1. I’ve Waited Ages
  2. & Jury – Colin Newman, Desmond Simmons
  3. Alone – Colin Newman, Graham Lewis
  4. Order for Order
  5. Image
  6. Life on Deck
  7. Troisieme
  8. S-S-S- Star Eyes
  9. Second to Last
  10. Inventory
  11. But No
  12. B

Cheap Trick: All Shook Up

On October 24, 1980, “Epic” label released “All Shook Up”, the fifth Cheap Trick studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by George Martin.

Personnel:

  • Robin Zander – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Rick Nielsen – lead guitar, bass, keyboards, backing vocals, art direction, design
  • Tom Petersson – bass, backing vocals
  • Bun E. Carlos – drums, percussion
  • George Martin – piano, arranger
  • Geoff Emerick – engineer
  • Nigel Walker – engineer assistant
  • Tony George – engineer assistant
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Ria Lewerke – art direction, design
  • Moshe Brakha – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Nielsen, except where noted.

  1. Stop This Game – Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander
  2. Just Got Back
  3. Baby Loves to Rock
  4. Can’t Stop It but I’m Gonna Try
  5. World’s Greatest Lover
  6. High Priest of Rhythmic Noise
  7. Love Comes A-Tumblin’ Down
  8. I Love You Honey but I Hate Your Friends
  9. Go for the Throat (Use Your Imagination)
  10. Who D’King

Art Garfunkel: Scissors Cut

On August 25, 1981, “Columbia” label released “Scissors Cut”, the fifth Art Garfunkel studio album. It was recorded October 1980 – May 1981, at “Media Sound” in New York City, “Wally Heider Studios” in Los Angeles, “Criteria Studios” in Miami, and was produced by Roy Halle, Art Garfunkel and Mike Batt.

Personnel:

  • Art Garfunkel – vocals
  • Pete Carr, Dean Parks, Michael Staton, Graham Lyle, Chris Spedding – guitar
  • Paul Simon, Andrew Gold – guitar, backing vocals
  • Jeffrey Staton – guitar, backing vocals
  • John Jarvis – piano
  • Jimmy Webb, Larry Knechtel – keyboards
  • Rob Mounsey, Michael Boddicker – synthesizer
  • Joe Osborn, Tony Levin, Scott Chambers – bass guitar
  • Rick Shlosser, Rick Marotta – drums
  • Ray Cooper, Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion
  • Tommy Vig – vibraphone, backing vocals
  • Lew Soloff – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
  • David Campbell – strings
  • Del Newman – strings
  • Roland Harker – lute
  • Teo Macero – conductor
  • Lisa Garber, Leah Kunkel – backing vocals
  • Eugene Orloff – concertmaster
  • Roy Halee – engineer
  • Terry Rosiello – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • John Berg – design
  • Anthony Loew – artwork

Track listing:

  1. A Heart in New York – Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle
  2. Scissors Cut – Jimmy Webb
  3. Up in the World – Clifford T. Ward
  4. Hang On In – Norman Sallitt
  5. So Easy to Begin – Jules Shear
  6. Bright Eyes – Mike Batt
  7. Can’t Turn My Heart Away – John Jarvis, Eric Kaz
  8. The French Waltz – Adam Mitchell
  9. In Cars – Jimmy Webb
  10. That’s All I’ve Got to Say (Theme from The Last Unicorn) – Jimmy Webb

Den Za Den: Same

On June 3, 1980, “RTV Ljubljana” label released the self-titled, debut Den Za Den album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Studio Akademik” in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and was produced by Ivo Umek, Arian Dema, Dragiša Soldatović, Vladimir Jankulovski and Dimitar Čočorovski.

Personnel:

  • Arian Dema – acoustic and electric guitars, percussion, arrangements
  • Dragiša Soldatović – piano, electric piano, synthesizer, arrangements
  • Vladimir Jankulovski – electric bass, arrangements
  • Dimitar Čočorovski – drums, percussion, arrangements
  • Miro Bevc – recording
  • Jure Robežnik – editor
  • Slobodan Živković – artwork, photography

Track listing:

  1. Svadba – Dragiša Soldatović
  2. Galeb – Dragiša Soldatović
  3. Ciganka – Arian Dema
  4. Žeđ – Vladimir Jankulovski
  5. Fatamorgana – Arian Dema
  6. Čočor Ritam – Dimitar Čočorovski
  7. A bila je tako draga – Arian Dema
  8. Letnja ljubav – Dragiša Soldatović
  9. Vodopad – Dragiša Soldatović
  10. Jutro i noć – Dragiša Soldatović
  11. Tako treba – Dragiša Soldatović

Humble Pie: On to Victory

In April 1980, “Atco” label released “On to Victory”, the ninth Humble Pie studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Villa Recorders” in Modesto, California, and was produced by John Elijah Wright, Steve Marriott, Bobby Tench, Anthony “Sooty” Jones and Jerry Shirley.

Personnel:

  • Steve Marriott – vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards
  • Bobby Tench – vocals, guitar
  • Anthony “Sooty” Jones – vocals, bass
  • Jerry Shirley – drums
  • Cheryl Ashley – backing vocals
  • Marge Raymond – backing vocals
  • Lisa Zimmerman – backing vocals
  • John Wright, Akili Walker, Craig – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Fool for a Pretty Face – Steve Marriott, Jerry Shirley
  2. You Soppy Pratt – Steve Marriott, Anthony Jones, Jerry Shirley
  3. Infatuation – Steve Marriott
  4. Take It from Here – Steve Marriott
  5. Savin’ It – Bobby Tench, Steve Marriott
  6. Baby Don’t You Do It – Holland-Dozier-Holland
  7. Get It in the End – Steve Marriott, Anthony Jones, Jerry Shirley
  8. My Lover’s Prayer – Otis Redding
  9. Further Down the Road – Steve Marriott, Bobby Tench, Anthony Jones, Jerry Shirley
  10. Over You – Allen Orange, Clarence Toussaint 

Pure Prairie League: Something in the Night

In February 1981, “Casablanca” label released “Something in the Night”, the ninth Pure Prairie League studio album. It was recorded in 1980, and was produced by Rob Fraboni.

Personnel:

  • Vince Gill – vocals, banjo, guitar, violin
  • Jeff Wilson – vocals, guitar
  • Michael Connor – keyboards
  • Michael Reilly – vocals, bass
  • Billy Hinds – drums
  • Nicky Hopkins – piano
  • Gary Mielke – synthesizer
  • Mickey Raphael – harmonica
  • David Sanborn – saxophone
  • Johnny Lee Schell – guitar
  • Dick Sims – organ
  • Kristine Arnold – vocals
  • Renée Geyer – vocals
  • Janis Oliver-Gill – vocals
  • Ricky Fataar – percussion
  • Fredrioco Spumani – percussion
  • Terry Becker, Tim Kramer – engineer
  • Steve Gillmor – engineer assistant
  • Tim Bryant – art direction
  • Jeff Wack – design
  • Scott Hensel – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Vince Gill; except where noted.

  1. Don’t Keep Me Hangin’
  2. Love Me Again
  3. Hold on to Our Hearts
  4. Something in the Night – Dan Greer, Jeff Wilson, Steve Woodard
  5. Do You Love Me Truly, Julie?
  6. You’re Mine Tonight – Rafe Van Hoy
  7. Still Right Here in My Heart – Dan Greer, Jeff Wilson
  8. I Wanna Know Your Name
  9. Feel the Fire – Dan Greer, Jeff Wilson, Steve Woodard
  10. Tell Me One More Time – Dan Greer, Jeff Wilson

Steve Hackett: Bay of Kings

In October 1983, “Lamborghini Records” released “Bay of Kings”, the seventh Steve Hackett studio album. It was recorded 1980 – 1983, and was produced by John Acock and Steve Hackett.

Personnel:

  • Steve Hackett – guitar, keyboards
  • Nick Magnus – synthesizer, keyboards
  • John Hackett – flute, keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Hackett.

  1. Bay of Kings
  2. The Journey
  3. Kim
  4. Marigold
  5. St. Elmo’s Fire
  6. Petropolis
  7. Second Chance
  8. Cast Adrift
  9. Horizons
  10. Black Light
  11. The Barren Land
  12. Calmaria