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On February 24, 1998.

On February 24, 1998, “Melankolic Records” label released “The Space Between Us”, the debut Craig Armstrong album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Olympic, Mayfair” and “Air Studios” in London, “Christchurch Studios” in Bristol and “Ca Va Studios” in Glasgow, and was produced by Craig Armstrong and Marius de Vries.

Personnel:

  • Craig Armstrong – piano, keyboards, orchestra arrangements, conductor, programming
  • Marius de Vries – programming
  • Richard T. Norris – programming
  • Alan Douglas, Andy Bradfield, Ben Fenner, Neil Davidge, Richard T. Norris – engineer
  • Andy Bradfield, Mark “Spike” Stent – mixing
  • Kevin Metcalfe – mastering
  • David James Associates – art direction, design
  • Malcolm Webb – photography
  • Steve Wiley – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Craig Armstrong.

  1. Weather Storm
  2. This Love
  3. Sly II
  4. After the Storm
  5. Laura’s Theme
  6. My Father
  7. Balcony Scene (Romeo and Juliet)
  8. Rise
  9. Glasgow
  10. Let’s Go Out Tonight
  11. Childhood
  12. Hymn

On August 31, 2018.

On August 31, 2018, “Domino” label released “Hunter”, the third Anna Calvi studio album. It was recorded 2017 – 2018, at “Konk”, Anna Calvi’s studio in London, “Nick Launay’s Launmower Studios” in Hollywood, Ade’s house in Bristol, and was produced by Nick Launay and Anna Calvi.

Personnel:

  • Anna Calvi– vocals, guitar, synths, bass, piano, percussion
  • Mally Harpaz – vibraphone, glockenspiel, percussion, piano
  • Alex Thomas– drums, timpani, percussion
  • Adrian Utley– Solina, Moog synthesizer, Oberheim synthesizer, EBow, Mellotron, Swarmatron
  • Martyn Casey– bass
  • Ming Vauze – bass, synths, space station FX pedals
  • Gillian Rivers – viola, violin
  • Fiona Brice– violin; string arrangements
  • Ellie Stanford – violin
  • Rachel Robson – viola
  • Vicky Matthews – cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Anna Calvi.

  1. As a Man
  2. Hunter
  3. Don’t Beat the Girl Out of My Boy
  4. Indies or Paradise
  5. Swimming Pool
  6. Alpha
  7. Chain
  8. Wish
  9. Away
  10. Eden

On July 1, 2016.

On July 1, 2016, “Cooking Vinyl” label released “Modern Synthesis”, the second Area studio album. It was recorded April 2015 – January 2016, at “Room4 Studios” in Bristol, UK, and was produced by Tom Clarke.

Personnel:

Sparkles – vocals; guitar; Piano; synthesizer, sleeve and booklet design; photography

  • Alex Parvis – guitar, guitar, vocals
  • Jonathan Kogan – bass guitar, vocals, guitar
  • Leo Taylor – percussion, guitar, vocals
  • Connie McGuinness Griffiths, Megan Paschke – vocals
  • Sparkles, Leo Taylor – engineering
  • Phil Davies – additional engineering
  • Sparkles, Phil Davies – mixing
  • Tom Woodhead – mastering
  • Daniel Houlb, Adam Davis – artwork

Track listing:

  1. Override (B) – Sparkles
  2. Override (C) – Sparkles, Jonathan Kogan
  3. The Contract – Sparkles, Jonathan Kogan
  4. Watchmaker – Sparkles, Jonathan Kogan
  5. Versus – Sparkles
  6. Processor – Sparkles, Jonathan Kogan
  7. Red Queen – Jonathan Kogan, Sparkles, Alex Parvis, Leo Taylor
  8. Angel Lust – Sparkles
  9. The Life of a Ghost – Leo Taylor, Sparkles, Jonathan Kogan
  10. After the Flags – Sparkles, Jonathan Kogan
  11. Nebula – Sparkles, Jonathan Kogan
  12. Panacea and the Prelogue – Sparkles, Jonathan Kogan, Leo Taylor

 

On September 26, 1994.

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On September 26, 1994, “Circa” label released “Protection” the second Massive Attack album. It was recorded 1993–1994, at “Wild Bunch Studios” in London; “Massive Attack” and “Antenna Studios” in Bristol, and was produced by Massive Attack and Nellee Hooper.

Personnel:

  • Massive Attack – mixing, programming, artwork
  • Nellee Hooper– mixing
  • Marius De Vries, Andy Wright, The Insects, Nick Warren– programming
  • Robert “3d” Del Naja, Grant “Daddy G” Marshall, Tricky, Tracey Thorn, Horace Andy, Nicolette– vocals
  • Craig Armstrong– piano
  • Chester Kamen– guitar
  • Rob Merril – drums
  • Mark “Spike” Stent– mix engineer
  • Jim Abbiss – mix engineer
  • Jeremy “Jim Bob” Wheatley – additional Engineering
  • Al Stone – additional engineering
  • Mike Marsh – mastering
  • Michael-Nash Assoc. – artwork
  • Matthew Donaldson, Jean Baptiste Mondino, Eddie Monsoon – photography

Personnel:

  1. Protection” (sampled “The Payback” by James Brown) – Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Thorn
  2. Karmacoma – Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Tricky/Norfolk/Locke
  3. Three – Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Hooper/Suwoton
  4. Weather Storm” (sampled “It’s Time for Love” by Pieces of a Dream)) – Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Hooper/Armstrong/Harmon/Napoleon/Lloyd/Murray
  5. Spying Glass” (sampled “Chapter 3” by Joe Gibbs & the Professionalsand “Shaft in Africa” by Johnny Pate – Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Hooper/Andy
  6. Better Things” (sampled “Never Can Say Goodbye” by James Brown) – Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Thorn/Watt/Brown
  7. Eurochild” (sampled “Cheetah” by Startled Insects) – Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Tricky/Norfolk/Locke
  8. Sly” (sampled “Africa Talks to You ‘The Asphalt Jungle'” by Sly and the Family Stone) – Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Hooper/Suwoton/Goldman
  9. Heat Miser – Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Hooper/de Vries
  10. Light My Fire” (live) (sampled “Light My Fire” by Jackie Wilson) – The Doors

 

On August 22, 1993.

Portishead - Dummy

On August 22, 1993, “Go! Beat” label released “Dummy” the debut Portishead album. It was recorded 1992–1993, at “State of Art” and “Coach House Studios” in Bristol, and was produced by Portishead. It was certified 2 x Platinum in the UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Beth Gibbons- vocals
  • Geoff Barrow- drums, Rhodes piano, string arrangements, programming
  • Adrian Utley- guitar, bass guitar, theremin, hammond organ, string arrangements
  • Gary Baldwin – Hammond organ
  • Clive Deamer– drums
  • Andy Hague – trumpet
  • Dave McDonald — nose flute, engineering
  • Richard Newell – drum programming
  • Neil Solman – rhodes piano, hammond organ
  • Strings Unlimited – strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Portishead.

  1. Mysterons
  2. Sour Times
  3. Strangers
  4. It Could Be Sweet
  5. Wandering Star
  6. Numb
  7. Roads
  8. Pedestial
  9. Biscuit
  10. Glory Box