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On October 16, 1995.

On October 16, 1995, “4AD” label released “Ask Me Tomorrow”, the debut Mojave 3 studio album. It was recorded in 1995, at “EMI Publishing Studio”, “Blackwing Studios”, Mojave 3’s home studio, and was produced by Paul Tipler, Neil Halstead and Ian McCutcheon.

Personnel:

  • Neil Halstead – vocals, guitar
  • Rachel Goswell – vocals
  • Ian McCutcheon – drums, percussion
  • Christopher Andrews – piano
  • Simon Rowe – guitar
  • Audrey Riley – cello
  • Laura Boussieau – engineer
  • Paul Tipler – engineer
  • Vaughan Oliver, Chris Bigg – design
  • Colin Gray – cover photography
  • Mike Folliot – portrait photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Halstead.

  1. Love Songs on the Radio
  2. Sarah
  3. Tomorrow’s Taken
  4. Candle Song 3
  5. You’re Beautiful
  6. Where is the Love
  7. After All
  8. Pictures
  9. Mercy

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 September 1, 1982.

On September 1, 1982, “4AD” label released “Garlands”, the debut Cocteau Twins studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Blackwing Studios” in London, and was produced by Ivo Watts-Russell, Elizabeth Frazer, Robin Guthrie and Will Heggie.

Personnel:

  • Elizabeth Fraser– vocals
  • Robin Guthrie– guitar, drum machine
  • Will Heggie– bass guitar
  • Eric Radcliffe, John Fryer– engineering
  • 23 Envelope– sleeve design, photography, art direction

Track listing:

All tracks written by Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie, Will Heggie.

  1. Blood Bath
  2. Wax and Wane
  3. But I’m Not
  4. Blind Dumb Deal
  5. Shallow Then Hallo
  6. The Hollow Men
  7. Garlands
  8. Grail Overfloweth

On October 15, 1990.

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On October 15, 1990, “Creation” label released “Nowhere”, the debut Ride studio album. It was recorded in 1990, at “Blackwing Studios” in London, and was produced by Marc Waterman. The album cover photography was by Warren Bolster.“Spin” magazine ranked “Nowhere” at number 277 on its list of “The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (1985–2014)”.

Personnel:

  • Mark Gardener– vocals, guitar
  • Andy Bell– vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica
  • Steve Queralt – bass
  • Laurence Colbert – drums
  • Band photography by Joe Dilworth

Track listing:

All music by Andy Bell, Loz Colbert, Mark Gardener, Steve Queralt, all lyrics by Andy Bell, except where noted.

  1. Seagull
  2. Kaleidoscope
  3. In a Different Place
  4. Polar Bear
  5. Dreams Burn Down
  6. Decay – Mark Gardener
  7. Paralysed
  8. Vapour Trail

On September 27, 1982.

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On September 27, 1982, “Mute” label released “A Broken Frame” the second Depeche Mode studio album. It was recorded December 1981–July 1982, at “Blackwing Studios” in London, and was produced by Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller. The cover photograph was taken by Brian Griffin. It was featured on the cover of “Life Magazine’s” 1990 edition of “World’s Best Photographs 1980 – 1990”.

Personnel:

  • Dave Gahan– lead vocals
  • Martin Gore– keyboards, backing and lead vocals
  • Andy Fletcher– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Engineered by John Fryer, Eric Radcliffe
  • Design: Martyn Atkins
  • Calligraphy: Ching Ching Lee

Track listing:

All tracks by Martin Gore.

  1. Leave in Silence
  2. My Secret Garden
  3. Monument
  4. Nothing to Fear
  5. See You
  6. Satellite
  7. The Meaning of Love
  8. A photograph of You
  9. Shouldn’t Have Done That
  10. The Sun & the Rainfall

 

On September 23, 1991.

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On September 23, 1991, “4AD” label released “Trompe le Monde” the fourth Pixies studio album. It was recorded in 1991, at “Master Control” in Pacifique, Burbank; “Studio des dames” in  Paris; “Blackwing Studios” in London, and was produced by Gil Norton.

Personnel:

  • Black Francis– vocals, guitar
  • Kim Deal– bass guitar, vocals
  • David Lovering– drums
  • Joey Santiago– lead guitar
  • Eric Drew Feldman– keyboards, piano
  • Jef Feldman – percussion
  • Engineered by Steve Haigler
  • Art direction and design – Vaughan Oliver/ v23
  • Design assistance – Chriss Bigg, Paul McMenamin
  • Photography – Simon Larbalestier
  • Rockets – Steven Appleby
  • Typesetting – TPP Ltd. Londo

Track listing:

All songs by Black Francis except “Head On” by Jim Reid and William Reid.

  1. Trompe le Monde
  2. Planet of Sound
  3. Alec Eiffel
  4. The Sad Punk
  5. Head On
  6. U-Mass
  7. Palace of the Brine
  8. Letter to Memphis
  9. Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons
  10. Space (I Believe in)
  11. Subbacultcha
  12. Distance Equals Rate Times Time
  13. Lovely Day
  14. Motorway to Roswell
  15. The Navajo Know

On September 20, 1986.

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On September 20, 1986, “4AD” label released “Filigree & Shadow”, the second This Mortal Coil, group of guest musicians and vocalists brought together by label boss Ivo Watts-Russell. It was recorded in 1986, at “Blackwing Studios” and “Palladium Studios” in London, and was produced by John Fryer and Ivo Watts-Russell.

Personnel:

  • Dominic Appleton (Breathless) – vocals
  • Deirdre Rutkowski – vocals
  • Louise Rutkowski- vocals
  • Simon Raymonde(Cocteau Twins) – guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Richard Thomas (Dif Juz) – saxophone
  • David Curtis (Dif Juz) – guitar
  • John Turner – keyboards
  • Alison Limerick- vocals
  • Jean (recorded as Jeanette on Survival Records) – vocals
  • Peter Ulrich(Dead Can Dance) – percussion
  • Keith Mitchell – guitar
  • Nigel K. Hine – guitar
  • Anne Turner – background vocals
  • Les McKeown- background vocals
  • Martin McCarrick- background vocals
  • Hubertus “Richenel” Baars – vocals
  • Chris Pye – guitar
  • Caroline Seaman (Heavenly Bodies, ex-members of Dead Can Dance) – vocals
  • Alan Curtis (Dif Juz) – guitar
  • Mark Cox (The Wolfgang Press) – keyboards
  • Andrew Gray (The Wolfgang Press) – guitar
  • Steven Young (Colourbox) – drum programming
  • Tony Waera – didgeridoo

Track listing:

  1. Velvet Belly – Martin McCarrick
  2. The Jeweller – Tom Rapp
  3. Ivy and Neet – Simon Raymonde
  4. Meniscus – David Curtis
  5. Tears – Simon Raymonde
  6. Tarantula – Martin Young
  7. My Father – Judy Collins
  8. Come Here My Love – Van Morrison
  9. At First, and Then – Peter Ulrich
  10. Strength of Strings – Gene Clark
  11. Morning Glory – Tim Buckley
  12. Inch-Blue – This Mortal Coil
  13. I Want to Live – Gary Ogan
  14. Mama K (1) This Mortal Coil
  15. Filigree & Shadow – This Mortal Coil
  16. Firebrothers – Gary Duncan
  17. Thails (1) – This Mortal Coil
  18. I Must Have Been Blind – Tim Buckley
  19. A Heart of Glass – Colin Newman, Graham Lewis
  20. Alone – Colin Newman, Graham Lewis
  21. Mama K (2) – This Mortal Coil
  22. The Horizon Bleeds and Sucks Its Thumb – This Mortal Coil, Mark Cox
  23. Drugs – David Byrne, Brian Eno
  24. Red Rain – This Mortal Coil, Simon Raymonde
  25. Thails (2) – This Mortal Coil

 

 

On July 4, 1983.

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On July 4, 1983, “Mute” label released “You and Me Both”, the second and final Yazoo studio album. It was recorded in 1982–1983 at “Blackwing Studios” in London, and was produced by Eric Radcliffe and Yazoo. The duo members announced their split just few weeks before the album’s release, so the album’s title was an ironic reference to their grown estranged from each other and the fact that they recorded much of the album separately. The album’s artwork was by design team “23 Envelope”.

Personnel:

  • Alison Moyet– vocals
  • Vince Clarke– instrumentation; vocals
  • The Sapphires – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Nobody’s Diary – Alison Moyet
  2. Softly Over – Vince Clarke
  3. Sweet Thing – Allison Moyet
  4. Blue – Allison Clarke
  5. Good Times – Allison Moyet
  6. Walk Away from Love – Vince Clarke
  7. Ode to Boy – Allison Moyet
  8. Unmarked – Vince Clarke
  9. Anyone – Allison Moyet
  10. Happy People – Vince Clarke
  11. And On – Allison Moyet