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.
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.
Michael Allen – vocals, bass
Mark Cox – keyboards
Andrew Gray – guitars
John Fryer – marimba, percussion, programming, engineering
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.
Elizabeth Fraser– vocals
Robin Guthrie– guitar, drum machine
Will Heggie– bass guitar
Eric Radcliffe, John Fryer– engineering
23 Envelope– sleeve design, photography, art direction
All tracks written by Elizabeth Fraser, Robin Guthrie, Will Heggie.
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)”.
Mark Gardener– vocals, guitar
Andy Bell– vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica
Steve Queralt – bass
Laurence Colbert – drums
Band photography by Joe Dilworth
All music by Andy Bell, Loz Colbert, Mark Gardener, Steve Queralt, all lyrics by Andy Bell, except where noted.
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”.
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.
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
All songs by Black Francis except “Head On” by Jim Reid and William Reid.
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.
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
Velvet Belly – Martin McCarrick
The Jeweller – Tom Rapp
Ivy and Neet – Simon Raymonde
Meniscus – David Curtis
Tears – Simon Raymonde
Tarantula – Martin Young
My Father – Judy Collins
Come Here My Love – Van Morrison
At First, and Then – Peter Ulrich
Strength of Strings – Gene Clark
Morning Glory – Tim Buckley
Inch-Blue – This Mortal Coil
I Want to Live – Gary Ogan
Mama K (1) This Mortal Coil
Filigree & Shadow – This Mortal Coil
Firebrothers – Gary Duncan
Thails (1) – This Mortal Coil
I Must Have Been Blind – Tim Buckley
A Heart of Glass – Colin Newman, Graham Lewis
Alone – Colin Newman, Graham Lewis
Mama K (2) – This Mortal Coil
The Horizon Bleeds and Sucks Its Thumb – This Mortal Coil, Mark Cox
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”.