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On August 1, 1983.

On August 1, 1983, “4AD” label released “The Burden of Mules”, the debut Wolfgang Press studio album. It was recorded May 1982 – June 1983 and was produced by Mark Cox and Michael Allen.

Personnel:

  • Michael Allen – vocals, drums, percussion, bass guitar, synthesizer, piano, organ, drum loops, cymbal, saxophone
  • Mark Cox – synthesizer, percussion, clarinet, “noises”, pixiephone and chimes, piano, organ, “scratches”, whistling, bass guitar
  • Andrew Gray – guitar, percussion, drums, sleeve photography
  • David Steiner – drums
  • Richard Thomas – drums, flute, piano

Track listing:

  1. Lisa (The Passion) – Andrew Gray, Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  2. Prostitute I – Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  3. The Burden of Mules – Andrew Gray, Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  4. Complete and Utter – Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  5. Prostitute II – Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  6. Slow as a Child – Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  7. Journalists – Andrew Gray, Mark Cox, Michael Allen, David Steiner
  8. Give It Back – Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  9. On the Hill – Mark Cox, Michael Allen

On May 1, 1986.

On May 1, 1986, “4AD” label released “Standing Up Straight”, the second Wolfgang Press studio album. It was recorded January – March 1986, at “Blackwing Studios” in London, and was produced by John Fryer, Michael Allen, Mark Cox and Andrew Gray.

Personnel:

  • Michael Allen – vocals, bass
  • Mark Cox – keyboards
  • Andrew Gray – guitars
  • John Fryer – marimba, percussion, programming, engineering
  • Gini Ball – violin, viola
  • Elizabeth Fraser– vocals
  • Martin McGarrick – cello
  • 23 Envelope – sleeve design, typography, photography
  • Chris Bigg – sleeve typography
  • Ruth Rowland – sleeve typography

Track listing:

All tracks by Andrew Gray, Mark Cox and Michael Allen.

  1. Dig a Hole
  2. My Life
  3. Hammer the Halo
  4. Bless My Brother
  5. Fire – Fly
  6. Ghost
  7. Rotten Fodder
  8. Forty Days, Thirty Nights
  9. I Am the Crime

 

On February 19, 2002.

On February 19, 2002, “EMI” label released “As If to Nothing”, the second Craig Armstrong album. It was recorded in 2001, and was produced by Craig Armstrong.

Personnel:

  • Craig Armstrong – guitar, keyboards, piano, programming, orchestral arrangements, arranger
  • Bono – vocal
  • Catherine Bott – soprano vocal
  • Evan Dando – vocal
  • Antye Greie-Fuchs – vocal
  • David McAlmont – vocal
  • Swati Natekar – vocal
  • Wendy Stubbs – vocal
  • Mogwai – featured artist
  • Ali MacLeod – guitar
  • John Parricelli – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Simon Chamberlain – piano
  • Photek – keyboards, programming, mixing
  • Jake Davies – keyboards, programming
  • Stephen Hilton – keyboards, arranger, programming
  • Richard Norris – keyboards, programming, engineer
  • Simon Benson – bass
  • Paul Morgan – bass
  • Mary Scully – bass
  • Chris Laurence – bass
  • Paddy Lannigan – bass
  • Leon Bosch – bass
  • Mike Brittain – bass
  • Hanif Khan – tabla
  • John Anderson Concert Orchestra – oboe
  • Gavyn Wright – orchestra leader
  • Rachel Allen – violin
  • Mark Berrow – violin
  • Dermot Crehan – violin
  • Sonia Slany – violin
  • Benedict Cruft – violin
  • Michael McMenemy – violin
  • Alison Kelly – violin
  • Eddie Roberts – violin
  • Rita Manning – violin
  • Rebecca Hirsch – violin
  • Simon Fischer – violin
  • Antonia Fuchs – violin
  • Peter G. Hanson – violin
  • Jonathan Evans-Jones – violin
  • Iain King – violin
  • Patrick Kiernan – violin
  • Katherine Shave – violin
  • Julian Leaper – violin
  • David Woodcock – violin
  • Douglas Mackie – violin
  • Jackie Shave – violin
  • Pauline Lowbury – violin
  • Perry Mason – violin
  • Warren Zielinski – violin
  • Cathy Thompson – violin
  • James McLeod – violin
  • Maciej Rakowski – violin
  • Boguslav Kostecki – violin
  • Bill Benham – viola
  • Laurence Power – viola
  • Kate Musker – viola
  • Bruce White – viola
  • Robert Smissen – viola
  • Timothy Grant – viola
  • Katie Wilkinson Khoroshunin – viola
  • Peter Lale – viola
  • Donald McVay – viola
  • Gustav Clarkson – viola
  • Ben Chappell – cello
  • Anthony Pleeth – cello
  • David Daniels – cello
  • Tony Lewis – cello
  • Frank Schaefer – cello
  • Paul Kegg – cello
  • Naomi Wright – cello
  • Martin Loveday – cello
  • Sophie Harris – cello
  • Fiona Hibbert – harp
  • Andy Findon – flute
  • Nina Robertson – flute
  • Paul Archibald – trumpet
  • Andrew Crowley – trumpet
  • Lindsay Shilling – trombone
  • Richard Bissill – horn
  • Paul Gardham – horn
  • Jenny O’Grady – choir, choir coordinator
  • Cecilia Weston – conductor
  • Paul Badley – choir
  • Claire Henry – choir
  • Androcew Gray – choir
  • Michael Pearn – choir
  • David Porter Thomas – choir
  • Michael Clarke – choir
  • John Bowley – choir
  • Sarah Leonard – choir
  • Tom Pearce – choir
  • Helen Parker – choir
  • Mary Carewe – choir
  • Rosalind Waters – choir
  • Simon Preece – choir
  • Michael Dorf – choir
  • Simon Grant – choir
  • Andrew Gray – choir
  • Susan Flannery – choir
  • Steven Lindsay – background vocals
  • David Donaldson – programming, engineer, mixing
  • Geoff Allan – engineer
  • Andy Bradfield – mixing
  • Rick Guest – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Craig Armstrong, except where noted.

  1. Ruthless Gravity
  2. Wake Up in New York – Craig Armstrong, Evan Dando
  3. Miracle
  4. Amber
  5. Finding Beauty
  6. Waltz – Craig Armstrong, Antye Greie – Fuchs
  7. Inhaler
  8. Hymn 2
  9. Snow
  10. Starless II with a sample from “Starless” (King Crimson- Red) – Craig Armstrong, Bill Bruford, David Cross, Robert Fripp, Richard Palmer-James, John Wetton
  11. Stay (Faraway, So Close!) – Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.
  12. Niente
  13. Sea Song
  14. Let It Be Love
  15. Choral Ending