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In January 1987.

On January 1987, “Glass” label released “Up for a Bit with The Pastels”, the debut  Pastels album. It was recorded September 1986, at “W.S.R.S.” in Leamington Spa, and was produced by John A. Rivers.


  • Stephen McRobbie (Stephen Pastel) – guitar, vocals
  • Brian Taylor (Brian Superstar) – guitar
  • Martin Hayward – bass, vocals
  • Bernice Simpson – drums
  • Annabel Wright – vocals, percussion, keyboards, artwork
  • John A. Rivers – producer, keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Stephen McRobbie, except where noted.

  1. Ride
  2. Up for a Bit – Martin Hayward, Bernice Simpson
  3. Crawl Babies – Martin Hayward, Bernice Simpson
  4. Address Book – Stephen McRobbie, Brian Taylor
  5. I’m Alright with You
  6. Hitchin’ a (Ride)
  7. Get ‘Round Town – Stephen McRobbie, Brian Taylor
  8. Automatically Yours
  9. Baby Honey – Stephen McRobbie, Brian Taylor
  10. If I Could Tell You – Martin Hayward, Bernice Simpson

In June 1986.

In June 1986, “Polydor” label released “Daring Adventures”, the fourth Richard Thompson studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Mitchell From.


  • Richard Thompson- guitar, vocals, mandolin, dulcimer, theremin
  • Mitchell Froom- keyboards, theremin
  • Jerry Scheff- bass guitar, double bass
  • Mickey Curry- drums
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Alex Acuña- percussion
  • Christine Collister, Clive Gregson – backing vocals
  • John Kirkpatrick- accordion, concertina
  • Philip Pickett- shawm, crumhorn, recorder
  • Chuck Fleming – fiddle
  • Brian Taylor, Tony Goddard, David Horn, Ian Peters – brass

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Thompson

  1. A Bone Through Her Nose
  2. Valerie
  3. Missie How You Let Me Down
  4. Dead Man’s Handle
  5. Long Dead Love
  6. Lover’s Lane
  7. Nearly In Love
  8. Jennie
  9. Baby Talk
  10. Cash Down, Never Never
  11. How Will I Ever Be Simple Again
  12. Al Bowlly’s in Heaven