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The Police: Synchronicity

On June 17, 1983, “A&M” label released “Synchronicity”, the fifth and final Police (The) studio album. It was recorded December 1982 – February 1983, at “Air” in Montserrat, “Le Studio” in Quebec, and was produced by Hugh Padgham, Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland.

Personnel:

  • Sting – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, upright bass, keyboards, drum machine, sequencer, saxophone, oboe
  • Andy Summers – lead and backing vocals, electric guitars, keyboards
  • Stewart Copeland – drums, marimba, percussion, backing vocals
  • Hugh Padgham – engineer
  • Renate Blauel – engineer assistant
  • Robbie Whelan – engineer assistant
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Jeff Ayeroff – art direction, design
  • Norman Moore – art direction, design
  • Duane Michals – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Sting, except where noted.

  1. Synchronicity I
  2. Walking in Your Footsteps
  3. O My God
  4. Mother – Andy Summers
  5. Miss Gradenko – Stewart Copeland
  6. Synchronicity II
  7. Every Breath You Take
  8. King of Pain
  9. Wrapper Around Your Finger
  10. Tea in the Sahara

Joe Henderson: The Elements

In May 1974, “Milestone” label released “The Elements”, the 16th Joe Henderson album. It was recorded in October 1973, at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Joe Henderson – tenor sax, flute, alto flute
  • Alice Coltrane – piano, harp, tanpura, harmonium
  • Michael White – violin
  • Charlie Haden – bass
  • Leon “Ndugu” Chancler – drums
  • Kenneth Nash – congas, North African Sakara Drum, bells, gong, percussion, flute (3), narrator
  • Baba Duru Oshun – percussion, tabla

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Henderson.

  1. Fire
  2. Air
  3. Water
  4. Earth

Then Jerico: The Big Area

On March 4, 1989, “London” label released “The Big Area”, the second Then Jerico album. It was recorded in 1988, at “The Manor”, “Olympic” “Abbey Road” “Townhouse” and “Air” in UK, “Sunset Sound”, “Westlake”, Summa”, “Sound Castle” and “The Hit Factory” in USA, and was produced by Rhett Davies and Peter Henderson.

Personnel:

  • Mark Shaw – vocals
  • Chris Youdell – keyboards
  • Robert Downes – guitar
  • Scott Taylor – rhythm guitar
  • Jason Stainthorpe – bass guitar
  • Steve Wren – drums, percussion
  • Belinda Carlisle – background vocals
  • Charles Judge – keyboards
  • Paul Buckmaster – string arrangements
  • John Brough – engineer
  • Peter Henderson – engineer
  • Richard Sullivan – engineer

Track listing:

All lyrics by Mark Shaw, all music by Mark Shaw, Chris Youdell, Robert Downes, Scott Taylor, Jason Stainthorpe and Steve Wren, except where noted.

  1. Big Area
  2. What Does It Takes – Sandy Stuart, David Munday
  3. You Ought to Know
  4. Song for the Brokenhearted
  5. Darkest Hour – Mark Shaw, Scott Taylor, Chris Youdell
  6. Reeling
  7. Where You Lie
  8. Sugar Box
  9. Helpless
  10. Under Fire

On October 4, 2019.

On October 4, 2019, “Ghosteen Ltd” label released “Ghosteen”, the seventeenth Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Woodshed” in Malibu, “NightBird” in West Hollywood, “Retreat” in Brighton, “Candy Bomber” in Berlin, “Air” in London, and was produced by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

Personnel:

  • Nick Cave – lead and backing vocals, piano, synthesizer, mixing, design
  • Warren Ellis – synthesizer, loops, flute, violin, piano, backing vocals
  • Martyn Casey – bass
  • Thomas Wydler – drums
  • George Vjestica – guitar
  • Jim Sclavunos – vibraphone, percussion
  • Augustin Viard – ondes Martenot
  • Kaushlesh “Garry” Purohit – tablas
  • Bruce White – first viola
  • Nick Cooper – first cello
  • Mary Scully – first double bass
  • Ben Foster – string arrangement, conducting
  • Sam Thompson – string arrangements assistant
  • Lance Powell – recording, mixing
  • Kevin Paul – recording
  • Ben Thackeray – recording
  • Jake Jackson – recording
  • Alex Csak – recording assistant
  • Kaushlesh “Garry” Purohit – recording assistant
  • Richard Biethan – recording assistant
  • Ingo Krauss – recording assistant
  • Oliver Klemp – recording assistant
  • John Prestage – recording assistant
  • Warren Ellis – mixing
  • Andrew Dominik – mixing
  • John Armstrong – mixing assistant
  • Chris Gehringer – mastering, lacquer cutting
  • Tom duBois – cover art
  • Hingston Studio – sleeve design
  • Matthew Thorne – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Nick Cave, all music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

  1. Spinning Song
  2. Bright Horses
  3. Waiting for You
  4. Night raid
  5. Sun Forest
  6. Galleon Ship
  7. Ghosteen Speaks
  8. Leviathan
  9. Ghosteen
  10. Fireflies
  11. Hollywood

On June 11, 1971.

On June 11, 1971, “Chrysalis” label released “Broken Barricades”, the fifth Procol Harum studio album. It was recorded February – March 1971, at “AIR” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas.

Personnel:

  • Gary Brooker– vocals, piano
  • Robin Trower– lead vocals, guitar
  • Chris Copping– bass, organ
  • J. Wilson– drums
  • John Punter– engineer
  • C.S. Associates – artwork, design
  • Pete Sanders – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Keith Reid, all music as noted.

  1. Simple Sister – Gary Brooker
  2. Broken Barricades – Gary Brooker
  3. Memorial Drive – Robin Trower
  4. Luskus Delph – Gary Brooker
  5. Power Failure – Gary Brooker
  6. Song for a Dreamer – Robin Trower
  7. Playmate of the Moon – Gary Brooker
  8. Poor Mohammed – Robin Trower

On November 9, 2018.

On November 9, 2018, “Warner Bros” label released “Simulation Theory”, the eighth Muse studio album. It was recorded January 2017 – August 2018, at “Air” studio in London, and was produced by Rich Costey, Mike Elizondo, Shellback, Timbaland, Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme.

Personnel:

  • Matt Bellamy– guitars, lead vocals, keyboards
  • Dominic Howard– drums
  • Chris Wolstenholme– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • David Campbell – brass
  • Mike Elizondo– keyboard
  • Tove Lo– additional vocals
  • Laurence Anslow – assistant engineer
  • Brent Arrowood – assistant engineer
  • Tom Bailey – assistant engineer
  • Tyler Beans – assistant engineer, assistant producer
  • Jeremy Berman – assistant
  • Rob Bisel – assistant engineer, assistant producer
  • Phillip Broussard – assistant engineer, assistant producer
  • Adrian Bushby – assistant engineer
  • Tommaso Colliva – assistant engineer
  • Martin Cooke – assistant engineer, assistant producer
  • Rich Costey– engineer, mastering
  • Mike Elizondo– programmer
  • Nick Fournier – assistant producer
  • Michael Freeman – mixing
  • Pete Winfield – additional mixing
  • Chris Gehringer– mastering
  • Noah Goldstein – assistant producer
  • Sam Grubbs – assistant producer
  • Adam Hawkins– engineer, mixing
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Aleks Von Korff – assistant engineer, assistant producer
  • Randy Merrill – mastering
  • Dylan Neustadter – assistant producer
  • John Prestage – assistant engineer
  • Spike Stent– mixing
  • Chris Whitemyer – assistant
  • Colin Willard – assistant, assistant producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Matt Bellamy, except where noted.

  1. Algorithm
  2. The Dark Side
  3. Pressure
  4. Propaganda – Matt Bellamy, Timothy Mosley, Angel Lopez, Federico Vindver
  5. Break It to Me
  6. Something Human
  7. Thought Contagion
  8. Get Up and Fight – Matt Bellamy, Johan Schuster
  9. Blockades
  10. Dig Down
  11. The Void

 

On April 11, 1976.

On April 11, 1976, “Treshold” label released “The Promise”, the debut Mike Pinder album. It was recorded 1974 – 1976, at Pinder’s studio at Malibu, Indigo Ranch, and was produced by Mike Pinder and Bob Margouleff.

Personnel:

  • Mike Pinder– vocals, synthesizer, acoustic guitar and 12 string guitar, piano, mellotron
  • Jim Dillon – vocals, acoustic, electric andslide guitar, sitar
  • Steve Beckmeier – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Fred Beckmeier – bass guitar
  • Joel DiBartolo – bass guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– bass guitar
  • Bill Berg– drums, percussion
  • William D. “Smitty” Smith – organ
  • Jeanne King – vocals
  • Julia Tillman Waters – vocals
  • Maxine Willard Waters – vocals
  • Bobby Keys– tenor saxophone
  • Steve Madalo – trumpet
  • Susan McDonald – harp
  • Dean Olch – flute, shakuhachi
  • Tom Peterson – flute, tenor saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Pinder except where noted.

  1. Free As A Dove
  2. You’ll Make It Through – Mike Pinder, Jim Dillon
  3. I Only Want To Love You
  4. Someone To Believe In
  5. Carry On
  6. Air
  7. Message
  8. The Seed
  9. The Promise

In November 1968.

In November 1968, “Elektra” label released “Wee Tam and the Big Huge”, the fourth  Incredible String Band album. It was recorded April – August 1968, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Joe Boyd.

Personnel:

  • Robin Williamson– lead vocals; guitar, bass guitar, guimbri, percussion,  sarangi, violin, harpsichord, piano, organ, kazoo, bass drum, whistle, harmonica,  drums
  • Mike Heron– lead vocals, guitar,  bass guitar, sitar, organ, harpsichord, washboard, percussion, harmonica
  • Rose Simpson– violin; percussion, backing vocals
  • Licorice McKechnie– percussion, Irish harp,  backing vocals

Track listing:

Wee Tam

  1. Job’s Tears Robin Williamson
  2. Puppies – Mike Heron
  3. Beyond the Sea – Mike Heron
  4. The Yellow Snake – Robin Williamson
  5. Log Cabin Home in the Sky – Mike Heron
  6. You Get Brighter – Mike Heron
  7. The Half-Remarkable Question – Robin Williamson
  8. Air – Mike Heron
  9. Ducks on a Pond – Robin Williamson

The Big Huge

  1. Maya – Robin Williamson
  2. Greatest Friend – Mike Heron
  3. The Son of Noah’s Brother – Robin Williamson
  4. Lordly Nightshade – Robin Williamson
  5. The Mountain of God – Robin Williamson
  6. Cousin Caterpillar – Mike Heron
  7. The Iron Stone – Robin Williamson
  8. Douglas Traherne Harding – Mike Heron
  9. The Circle Is Unbroken – traditional, arr. by Robin Williamson

In September 1976.

In September 1976, “E.G.” label released “Let’s Stick Together”, the third Bryan Ferry album. It was recorded 1973 – 1976, at “AIR” and “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas and Bryan Ferry.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry – vocals, keyboards, harmonica
  • Chris Spedding- guitar
  • Phil Manzanera- guitar
  • David O’List- guitar
  • Neil Hubbard- guitar
  • John Wetton- bass
  • John Gustafson- bass
  • Rick Wills- bass
  • John Porter- bass
  • Paul Thompson- drums
  • Morris Pert- percussion
  • Chris Mercer- tenor saxophone
  • Mel Collins- soprano saxophone
  • Martin Drover – trumpet
  • Eddie Jobson- violin, synthesizer
  • Ann O’Dell – string arrangement
  • Jackie Sullivan, Helen Chappelle, Paddie McHugh, Doreen Chanter, Vicki Brown, Martha Walker – chorus
  • John Punter, Steve Nye– engineer
  • Jon Walls, Nigel Walker – engineer assistant
  • Richard Wallis – photography

Track listing:

  1. Let’s Stick Together – Wilbert Harrison
  2. Casanova – Brian Ferry
  3. Sea Breezed – Brian Ferry
  4. Shame, Shame, Shame – Jimmy Reed
  5. 2HB – Brian Ferry
  6. The Price of Love – Don Everly, Phil Everly
  7. Chance Meeting – Brian Ferry
  8. It’s Only Love – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  9. You Go to My Head – Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie
  10. Re-Make/Re-Model – Brian Ferry
  11. Heart on My Sleeve – Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle

Scritti Politti: Provision

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
  • Dann Huff– guitar
  • Marcus Miller– bass
  • Fred Maher– drums, Oberheim DMX, LinnDrum
  • Bashiri Johnson– percussion
  • Nick Moroch – guitar
  • John Mahoney – synclavier
  • Raymond Niznik – synclavier
  • Jason Miles – keyboard programming
  • Miles Davis– trumpet
  • Chris Botti– trumpet
  • Joe Mennonna – saxophones
  • Andy Snitzer – saxophones
  • Kent Smith – horn
  • Mitch Corn – horn
  • Roger Troutman– talk box
  • Mark Stevens, B.J. Nelson, Fonzi Thornton, Tawatha Agee, Rory Dodd, Diva Gray, Yogi Lee, Eric Troyer– backing 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