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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

On June 15, 1970.

On June 15, 1970, “Harvest” label released “Flat Baroque and Berserk”, the fourth Roy Harper album. It was recorded August – September 1969, at “Les Cousins” and “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Peter Jenner.

Personnel:

  • Roy Harper – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • David Bedford– arrangements
  • Skaila Kanga– harp
  • Tony Visconti– recorder
  • Keith Emerson– keyboards
  • Lee Jackson– bass guitar
  • Brian Davison– drums
  • Phil McDonald, Neil Richmond – sound engineer
  • Lon Goddard – cover design
  • John McKenzie – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Roy Harper.

  1. Don’t You Grieve
  2. I Hate the White Man
  3. Feeing All the Saturday
  4. How Does It Feel
  5. Goodbye
  6. Another Day
  7. Davey
  8. East of the Sun
  9. Tom Tiddler’s Ground
  10. Francesca
  11. Song of the Ages
  12. Hell’s Angels

In June 1970.

In June 1970, “Harvest” label released “Sing Brother Sing”, the second Edgar Broughton Band studio album. It was recorded July 1969 – February 1970, at “Abbey Road Studios” and “EMI Studios” in London, and was produced by Peter Jenner.

Personnel:

  • Edgar Broughton – vocals, guitar
  • Arthur Grant – vocals, bass guitar
  • Steve Broughton – drums
  • Peter Mew– engineer
  • Andy “Drop-in” Stephens – assistant engineer
  • Neil Richmond – assistant engineer
  • Edgar Broughton – artwork(inside drawings)
  • Derick Carter – photography
  • Lothar Schiffler – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Edgar Broughton, except where noted.

  1. There’s No Vibrations, But Wait!
  2. The Moth
  • The Moth
  • People – Robert Edgar Broughton, Steve Broughton, Arthur Grant
  • Peter
  1. Momma’s Reward (Keep Them Freak’s a Rollin’)
  2. Refugee
  3. Officer Dan – Steve Broughton
  4. Old Gopher – Steve Broughton
  5. Aphrodite
  6. Granma
  7. Psychopath
  • The Psychopath
  • Is for Butterflies – Steve Broughton, Arthur Grant
  1. It’s Falling Away

On June 1, 1978.

On June 1, 1978, “Arista” label released “Pyramid”, the third Alan Parsons Project album. It was recorded September 1977 – February 1978, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Alan Parsons.

Personnel:

  • Alan Parsons – acoustic guitar, engineer
  • David Paton– vocals, bass
  • Stuart Elliott– drums, percussion
  • Ian Bairnson– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Eric Woolfson, Duncan Mackay– keyboards
  • Dean Ford, Colin Blunstone, Lenny Zakatek, John Miles, Jack Harris– vocals
  • Phil Kenzie– saxophone solos
  • The English Chorale Choir
  • Bob Howes – choirmaster
  • Andrew Powell – arrangements
  • Chris Blair, Pat Stapley – engineer assistant
  • Eric Woolfson – executive producer
  • Hipgnosis – design, photography
  • Rob Brimson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.

  1. Voyager
  2. What Goes Up…
  3. The Eagle Will Rise Again
  4. One More River
  5. Can’t Take It With You
  6. In the Lap of Gods
  7. Pyramania
  8. Hyper – Gamma – Spaces
  9. Shadow of a Lonely Man

On May 17, 2019.

On May 17, 2019, “English Electric” label released “Grand Tour”, the twelfth Big Big Train studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “English Electric Studios”, “Abbey Road Studios”, “Real World Studios”, “Sweetwater Studios” in UK, and was produced by David Longdon and Greg Spawton.

Personnel:

  • Nick D’Virgilio– co – lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion, additional keyboards, guitars
  • Greg Spawton – bass guitar, bass pedals, additional 12-string guitars, string and brass arrangements
  • Dave Gregory– 6-string and 12-string guitars
  • Rachel Hall – violin, backing vocals
  • David Longdon– lead vocals, flute, additional keyboards, guitars
  • Danny Manners – keyboards, string arrangements
  • Rikard Sjöblom – 6-string and 12-string guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Rob Aubrey – mixing, mastering
  • Rachel Hall – string arrangements
  • Dave Desmond – brass arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Novum Organum – lyrics by Greg Spawton, music by Nick D’Virgilio, Greg Spawton
  2. Alive – David Longdon
  3. The Florentine – David Longdon
  4. Roman Stone – Greg Spawton
  5. Pantheon – Nick D’Virgilio
  6. Theodora in Green and Gold – lyrics by Greg Spawton, music by Nick D’Virgilio, David Longdon
  7. Ariel – David Longdon
  8. Voyager – Greg Spawton
  9. Homesong – Greg Spawton