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On August 14, 2020.

On August 14, 2020, “14th Floor” label released “A Celebration of Endings”, the eighth Biffy Clyro studio album. It was recorded in 2019, at “Lotus Easter Studio” in Santa Monica, California, “United Recording Studio” in Los Angeles, “Abbey Road Studios”, “RAK Studios” and Rockstone Studios in London, and was produced by Rich Costey and Steve Mac.

Personnel:

  • Simon Neil – lead vocals, guitars
  • James Johnston – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Ben Johnston – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Zac Rae – additional keyboards
  • Steve Mac – additional keyboards
  • Rob Mathes – string arrangements, conducting
  • Jenny Nendick – conducting
  • Jackie Shave – concertmaster
  • Magnus Johnston – violin
  • Perry Montague-Mason – violin
  • Patrick Kiernan – violin
  • Pete Hanson – violin
  • Natalia Bonner – violin
  • Cathy Thompson – violin
  • Debbie Widdup – violin
  • Jonathan Evans-Jones – violin
  • Chris Tombling – violin
  • Bruce White – viola
  • Peter Lale – viola
  • Rachel Roberts – viola
  • Caroline Dearley – cello
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Jonathan Williams – cello
  • Caroline Dearley – cello
  • Jonathan Allen – string recording
  • Paul Pritchard – string recording assistant
  • Neil Dawes – string recording assistant
  • KT Pipal – engineering
  • Mario Borgatta – engineering
  • Wesley M. Seidman – engineering
  • Cecil Barlett – engineering
  • Dann Pursey – engineering
  • Koby Merman – additional mix engineering and digital editing
  • Dalton Ricks – additional mix engineering
  • Ross Newbauer – additional mix engineering
  • Rich Costey – mixing
  • James Rushent – additional production
  • Chris Laws – additional programming, engineering
  • Joe La Porta – mastering
  • Thomas Robson – cover artwork
  • Simon Neil – additional artwork, art direction
  • Richard Welland – art direction
  • Ash Reynolds – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Simon Neil, except where noted.

  1. North of No South
  2. The Champ
  3. Weird Leisure
  4. Tiny Indoor Fireworks
  5. Worst Type of Best Possible
  6. Space – Steve Mac
  7. End Of
  8. Instant History – Steve Mac, Ammar Malik
  9. The Pink Limit
  10. Opaque
  11. Cop Syrup

On August 8, 2011.

On August 8, 2011, “Decca” label released “Shine”, the debut Mary-Jess (Mary-Jess Leaverland) album. It was recorded 2010 – 2011, at “The Busy Bee” in Beijing, “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Ross Cullum.

Personnel:

  • Maty-Jess – vocals
  • Geoff Lawson, Pawel Bzim Zarecki – keyboards
  • Ross Cullum – keyboards, additional programming
  • Liu Teng – Chinese drums
  • Si Ri Gu Leng – fiddle
  • Ding Xiao Teng – flute
  • Chang Jing – guzheng
  • Benbrick, Emma Rohan, Liz Leaverland, Mary-Jess Leaverland*, Rich Parker, Sandy McLelland – backing vocals
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – orchestra
  • Geoff Lawson, Pawel Bzim Zarecki – string arrangements
  • Sandy McLelland – vocal arrangements
  • James McWilliam – conductor
  • Geoff Lawson, Pawel Bzim Zarecki – programming
  • Simon Changer – engineer, mixing
  • Simon Rhodes – orchestra recording
  • Paul Chessell – design
  • Michael Labica, Sandrine Dulermo – photography 

Track listing:

  1. Are You the Way Home? – Helen Boulding, Mary-Jess Leaverland, Pete Glenister
  2. Glorious – Chris Eaton, Mary-Jess Leaverland
  3. Lighthouse of Mine – Fredrik Kempe, Peter Kvint, Ginny McGrail
  4. Rising from the Fire – Emma Rohan, Matt Schwartz
  5. Beautiful Force – Duck Blackwell, Mary-Jess Leaverland, Paddy Dalton
  6. Everything Can Wait – Helen Boulding, Martin Glover, Zoe Michelle
  7. Stand As One – Emma Rohan, Mary-Jess Leaverland, Paul Carter
  8. Yue Guang Ai Ren – Tan Dun
  9. My Own Sunrise – Chris Eaton, Mary-Jess Leaverland
  10. An Angel walking – Geoff Lawson, Helen Boulding, Mary-Jess Leaverland, Ross Cullum
  11. Burning Love – Guy Farler, Helen Boulding, Mary-Jess Leaverland
  12. Heaven is Empty – Paul Carter

On June 1, 1977.

On June 1, 1977, “Arista” label released “I Robot”, the second Alan Parsons Project (The), studio album. It was recorded December 1976 – March 1977, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Alan Parsons. The album cover photo features Storm Thorgerson’s assistants in the escalator tubes of the circular Terminal 1 building of the “Charles de Gaulle Airport” outside of Paris

Personnel:

  • Alan Parsons – keyboards, vocoder, acoustic guitar, backing vocals, engineer
  • Ian Bairnson – acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocals
  • B.J. Cole – steel guitar
  • Eric Woolfson – keyboards, vocoder, backing vocals
  • Duncan Mackay – keyboards
  • John Leach – cimbalom, kantele
  • David Paton – bass, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Stuart Tosh – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Lenny Zakatek, Allan Clarke, Steve Harley, Jack Harris, Peter Straker, Jaki Whitren, Dave Townsend, the English Chorale, the New Philharmonia Chorus – vocals
  • Hilary Western – backing vocals
  • Smokey Parsons – backing vocals
  • Tony Rivers, John Perry and Stu Calver – backing vocals
  • Andrew Powell – choir and orchestra arrangements
  • Eric Woolfson – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson, except where noted.

  1. I Robot
  2. I Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You
  3. Some Other Time
  4. Breakdown
  5. Don’t Let it Snow
  6. The Voice
  7. Nucleus
  8. Day After Day (The Show Must Go On)
  9. Total Eclipse – Andrew Powell
  10. Genesis Ch. 1V. 32

In April 1961.

In April 1961, “Columbia” label released “Listen to Cliff!”, the third Cliff Richard studio album. It was recorded in 1960, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Norrie Paramor.

Personnel:

  • Cliff Richard – lead vocals
  • Hank Marvin – lead guitar
  • Bruce Welch – rhythm guitar
  • Jet Harris – bass guitar
  • Tony Meehan – drums
  • Malcolm Addey – engineer

Track listing:                                                       

  1. What’d I Say – Ray Charles
  2. Blue Moon – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  3. True Love Will Come to You – Peter Chester, Bruce Welch
  4. Lover – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  5. Unchained Melody – Alex North, Hy Zaret
  6. Idle Gossip – Floyd Huddleston, Joseph Meyer
  7. First Lesson in Love – Peter Chester, Bruce Welch
  8. Almost Like Being in Love – Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe
  9. Beat Out Dat Rhythm on a Dream – Georges Bizet, Oscar Hammerstein II
  10. Memories Linger On – Peter Chester, Bruce Welch
  11. Temptation – Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed
  12. I Live for You – Peter Chester, Bruce Welch
  13. Sentimental Journey – Les Brown, Bud Green, Ben Homer
  14. I Want You to Know – Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino
  15. We Kiss in a Shadow – Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers

ON February 23, 2015.

On February 23, 2015, “Test Card Recordings” label released “The Race for Space”, the second Public Service Broadcasting studio album. It was recorded in 2014, at “Jacamar Studios”, “The Pool Studios” and “Abbey Road Studios”, and was produced by J Willgoose, Esq. and Wrigglesworth.

Personnel:

  • J Willgoose, Esq. – guitars, synths, bass, banjo, percussion, sampling
  • Wrigglesworth – drums, vibraphone, handclaps
  • Richard Andrews – piano
  • Mircea Belei – viola
  • Leah Evans – cello
  • Clementine Vale – cello
  • Thomas Greed – violin
  • David Larkin – violin
  • Iain Maxwell – trombone
  • Christopher Smith – trombone 
  • John Moore – baritone saxophone
  • Guy Passey – alto saxophone
  • Sebastian Philpott – trumpet
  • Katherine Blamire – vocals
  • Jessica Davies – vocals
  • Kate Bishop – alto
  • Ruth Kiang – alto
  • Eleanor Minney – alto
  • Helen Parker – alto
  • Emma Brain-Gabbott – soprano
  • Joanna Forbes L’Estrange – soprano, chorus master
  • Chloë Morgan – soprano
  • Ann De Renais – soprano
  • Ben Fleetwood Smyth – tenor
  • Paul Grier – bass
  • James Mawson – bass
  • Joe Stoddart – bass
  • Lawrence Wallington – bass
  • Lawrence White – bass
  • Alex Parish – handclaps, “and tea”
  • Jonathan Sagis – handclaps
  • Sam Wheat – recorder, engineer
  • Joe Rubel – engineer
  • Matt Mysko – assistant engineer
  • Stefano Civetta – second assistant engineer
  • Jonathan Sagis – assistant engineer
  • Tim Young – mastering

Track listing:

  1. The Race for Space – John F. Kennedy’s September 1962 Speech (inspiring event)
  2. Sputnik – Sputnik 1 1957 – First satellite (inspiring event)
  3. Gagarin – Vostok 1 1961 – First human in space (inspiring event)
  4. Fire in the Cockpit – Apollo 1 disaster 1967 – First planned Apollo mission (inspiring event)
  5. E.V.A. – Voskhod 2 -1965 – First spacewalk (inspiring event)
  6. The Other Side – Apollo 8 – 1968 – First human orbit of the Moon (inspiring event)
  7. Valentina – Vostok 6 – 1963 – First woman and first civilian in space (inspiring event)
  8. Go! – Apollo 11 (1969 – First Moon landing by a crewed spacecraft (inspiring event)
  9. Tomorrow – Apollo 17 – 1972 – Final Apollo mission (inspiring event)

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Epic” label released “Ennismore”, the second Colin Blunstone studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Rod Argent and Chris White.

Personnel:

  • Colin Blunstone – vocals; guitar
  • Rod Argent – piano; keyboards
  • Russ Ballard – guitar; piano; keyboards
  • Steve Bingham – bass guitar
  • Jim Rodford – bass guitar
  • Robert Henrit – drums
  • Byron Lye Foot – drums
  • Jim Toomey – drums
  • Terry Poole – drums; bass guitar
  • Phil Dennys – piano; keyboards
  • Pete Wingfield – piano; keyboards
  • Derek Griffiths – guitar
  • Michael Snow – guitar; keyboards
  • Chris Gunning – string arrangements
  • Dan Loggins – adviser
  • Peter Vince – engineer
  • Steve Campbell – cover photography
  • David Lowe – photography

Track listing:

  1. I Don’t Believe in Miracles – Russ Ballard
  2. Quartet: Exclusively for Me – Colin Blunstone, David Jones
  3. Quartet: A Sign from Me to You – Colin Blunstone
  4. Quartet: Every Sound I Heard – Colin Blunstone, David Jones
  5. Quartet: How Wrong Can One Man Be – Colin Blunstone
  6. I Want Some More – Colin Blunstone
  7. Pay Me Later – Colin Blunstone, Phil Dennys
  8. Andorra – Rod Argent, Chris White
  9. I’ve Always Had You – Colin Blunstone
  10. Time’s Running Out – Colin Blunstone
  11. How Could We Dare to Be Wrong – Colin Blunstone, Phil Dennys

On November 10, 1972.

On November 10, 1972, “Harvest” label released “Baby James Harvest”, the fourth Barclay James Harvest album. It was recorded in September 1972, at “Strawberry Studios” in Stockport, “EMI Studios” and “Abbey Road Studios” in London,

Personnel:

  • Les Holroyd – vocals, bass, acoustic guitar, piano, organ, mellotron
  • John Lees – vocals, acoustic, electric and 12 strings guitar, sound effects
  • Woolly Wolstenholme – vocals, organ, piano, bells, tam tam, outro arrangement
  • Mel Pritchard – drums, percussion
  • Barry Thompson – alto saxophone
  • Bill Newton – alto saxophone
  • Norman Brown – tenor saxophone
  • Mat Whitworth – tenor saxophone
  • George Watts – baritone saxophone
  • Dave Browning – trumpet
  • Lennie Moakes – trumpet
  • Don Banks – trumpet
  • Brom Harvey – trumpet
  • Frank Dixon – trombone
  • Miff King – trombone
  • Frank Brierley – trombone
  • Austin Gleave – bass trombone
  • Brian Day – conductor, arrangements
  • Barclay James Harvest Symphony Orchestra – 60 piece ensemble
  • Martyn Ford – conduction, arrangement
  • Alan Travers – leader
  • John Bell – arrangements
  • Peter Tattersall – special effects, sound effects

Tracking listing:

  1. Crazy (Over You) – Les Holroyd
  2. Delph Town Morn – John Lees
  3. Summer Soldier – John Lees
  4. Thank You – John Lees
  5. One Hundred Thousand Smiles Out – Les Holroyd
  6. Moonwater – Woolly Wolstenholme, additional material by John Lees

On November 7, 1977.

On November 7, 1977, “A&M” label released “A Pauper in Paradise”, the fifth Gino Vannelli studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “AIR Studios”, and “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Gino Vanelli, and Joe Vanelli.

Personnel:

  • Gino Vannelli – lead vocals, arranger
  • Joe Vannelli – Fender Rhodes, synthesizers, acoustic piano, synthesizer programming, backing vocals; synthesizer, arstring and brass arrangements
  • Bill Meyers – acoustic piano, synthesizers, synth bass, backing vocals
  • Chris Rhyne – keyboards, synth bass
  • Mark Davis – bass guitar
  • Casey Scheuerell – drums
  • John J. Mandel – timpani, percussion
  • Dido Morris – congas, bongos
  • Dick Morrissey – tenor saxophone
  • Don Sebesky – orchestration, conductor
  • Barry Griffiths – orchestra leader
  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – orchestra
  • Joanie Bartels – backing vocals
  • Joanne Jayde – backing vocals
  • Jay Stone – backing vocals
  • The John McCarthy Choir – choir
  • Norm Kinney; John Kurlander – engineer
  • Steve Prestage – assistant engineer
  • Jon Kelly – remixi
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Fabio Nicola, Roland Young – art direction
  • Joanne Jayde – design
  • Beth Kelly – poster photography
  • Paul McCreath – back cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Gino Vannelli.

  1. Mardi Gras
  2. Valleys of Valhalla
  3. The Surest Things Can Change
  4. One Night with You
  5. A Song and Dance
  6. Black and Blue
  7. A Pauper in Paradise (In Four Movements)

On October 17, 1988.

On October 17, 1988, “Harvest” label released “Opel”, and album compiled from Syd Barrett’s recordings made between 1968 and 1970. It features unreleased material and alternate takes of recordings from sessions for Barrett’s solo albums, “The Madcap Laughs”,  and “Barrett”. It was recorded at “Abbey Road Studios” in London and was produced by Syd Barrett, Peter Jenner, Malcolm Jones, Roger Waters, and David Gilmour.

Personnel:

  • Syd Barrett – vocals, guitar
  • Mike Ratledge – organ
  • Robert Wyatt – drums
  • Hugh Hopper – bass
  • Gareth Cousins – mix engineer

Track listing”

All tracks by Syd Barrett, except where noted.

  1. Opel
  2. Clown and Jugglers
  3. Rats
  4. Golden Hair – lyrics based on a poem by James Joyce
  5. Dolly Rocker
  6. Word Song
  7. Wined and Dined
  8. Swan Lee (Silas Lang)
  9. Birdie Hop
  10. Let’s Split
  11. Lanky (Party One)
  12. Wouldn’t You Miss Me (Dark Globe)
  13. Milky Way
  14. Golden Hair (instrumental version)

In June 1987.

In June 1987, “E.G.” label released “Desire”, the second Toyah studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London and was produced by Mike Hedges.

Personnel:

  • Toyah Willcox– vocals
  • Robert Fripp- guitar
  • Ronnie Wood– guitar
  • Mike Hedges – mixing
  • Haydn Bendall- engineer, mixing
  • The Quick – mixing
  • John Porter– mixing
  • Carrie Branovan – photography

Track listing:

  1. Echo Beach – Mark Gane
  2. Moonlight Dancing – Toyah Willcox, Joel Bogen, Nick Graham
  3. Revive the World – Toyah Willcox, Tony Geballe
  4. The View – Toyah Willcox, Adrian Lee
  5. Moon Migration – Toyah Willcox, Bruce Woolley
  6. Love’s Unkind – Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte
  7. Dear Diary – Toyah Willcox, Simon Darlow
  8. Deadly as a Woman – Toyah Willcox, Nick Graham
  9. Goodbye Baby – Toyah Willcox, Nick Graham, Simon Darlow
  10. When a Woman Cries – Toyah Willcox
  11. Desire – Toyah Willcox, Robert Fripp