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On November 9, 1998.

On November 9, 1998, “Century Media Records” label released “How to Measure a Planet?”, the fifth Gathering studio album. It was recorded July – October 1998, at “Bauwhaus Studios” in Amsterdam, “Wisseloord Studios” in Hilversum, Netherlands, and was produced by Attie Bauw.

Personnel:

  • Anneke van Giersbergen – lead vocals, guitars
  • René Rutten – guitars, didgeridoo, theremin
  • Frank Boeijen – keyboards
  • Hugo Prinsen Geerligs – bass
  • Hans Rutten – drums
  • Attie Bauw – percussion, arrangements, programming, engineer, mixing
  • Chris Blair – mastering

All lyrics by Anneke van Giersbergen, music as noted.

  1. Frail (You Might as Well Be Me) – René Rutten, Frank Boeijen
  2. Great Ocean Road –  René Rutten, Hugo Prinsen Geerligs
  3. Rescue Me – René Rutten
  4. My Electricity – Anneke Van Giersbergen
  5. Liberty Bell –  René Rutten
  6. Red Is a Slow Colour – René Rutten
  7. The Big Sleep – Frank Boeijen
  8. Marooned – René Rutten
  9. Travel – René Rutten, Frank Boeijen

On June 6, 2004.

On June 6, 2004, “Music for Nations” label released the self – titled, debut Amplifier album. It was recorded in 2004, at “The Chapel / The Works”, and was produced by Sel Balamir and Steve Lyon.

Personnel:

  • Sel Balamir – vocals, guitar
  • Neil Mahony – bass
  • Matt Brobin – drums
  • Matt Steele – electric and reverse piano
  • Claire Lemmon – backing vocals
  • Mike Vennart – backing vocals
  • Steve Durose– backing vocals
  • Chris Sheldon– mixing
  • Max Dingle – assistant mixing
  • Chris Blair – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Sel Balamir.

  1. Motorhead
  2. Airborne
  3. Panzer
  4. Old Movies
  5. Post Acid Youth
  6. Half Life
  7. Drawing No1
  8. Neon
  9. On/Off
  10. The Consultancy
  11. Drawing No2
  12. One Great Summer
  13. UFOs

On June 1, 1978.

On June 1, 1978, “Arista” label released “Pyramid”, the third Alan Parsons Project album. It was recorded September 1977 – February 1978, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Alan Parsons.

Personnel:

  • Alan Parsons – acoustic guitar, engineer
  • David Paton– vocals, bass
  • Stuart Elliott– drums, percussion
  • Ian Bairnson– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Eric Woolfson, Duncan Mackay– keyboards
  • Dean Ford, Colin Blunstone, Lenny Zakatek, John Miles, Jack Harris– vocals
  • Phil Kenzie– saxophone solos
  • The English Chorale Choir
  • Bob Howes – choirmaster
  • Andrew Powell – arrangements
  • Chris Blair, Pat Stapley – engineer assistant
  • Eric Woolfson – executive producer
  • Hipgnosis – design, photography
  • Rob Brimson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.

  1. Voyager
  2. What Goes Up…
  3. The Eagle Will Rise Again
  4. One More River
  5. Can’t Take It With You
  6. In the Lap of Gods
  7. Pyramania
  8. Hyper – Gamma – Spaces
  9. Shadow of a Lonely Man

On May 22, 2000.

On May 22, 2000, “Snapper” label released “Lightbulb Sun”, the sixth Porcupine Tree studio album. It was recorded November 1999 – January 2000, at “Foel Studio” in Llanfair Caereinion, Powys, Welshpool, “No Man’s Land” in Hemel Hampstead, UK, and was produced by Steven Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Steven Wilson– vocals, guitars, piano, mellotron, hammered dulcimer, samples, banjo, harp, arrangements
  • Richard Barbieri– synthesizers, Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes, clavinet, mellotron, arrangements
  • Colin Edwin– bass, drum machine, guimbri, arrangements
  • Chris Maitland– drums, backing vocals, arrangements
  • Stuart Gordon – violin, viola
  • Nick Parry – cello
  • Eli Hibit – backup rhythm guitar

The Minerva String Quartet

  • Katy Latham – violin
  • Lisa Betteridge – violin
  • Sarah Heines – viola
  • Emmeline Brewer – cello
  • Chris Blair – mastering
  • John Foxx– cover photograph, additional photography
  • Luigi Colasanti Antonelli – group portraits, other photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Steven Wilson except where noted.

  1. Lightbulb Sun
  2. How Is Your Life Today?
  3. Four Chords That Made a Milion
  4. Shesmovedon
  5. Last Chance to Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled
  6. The Rest Will Flow
  7. Hatesong – Colin Edwin, Steven Wilson
  8. Where we Would Be
  9. Russia on Ice – Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin, Chris Maitland, Steven Wilson
  10. Feel So Low

 

On May 1, 1976.

On May 1, 1976, “Charisma” label released “Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Edgar Allan Poe)”, the debut Alan Parsons Project studio album. It was recorded July 1975 – January 1976, at “Abbey Road” and “Kingsway Hall” in London, “Mama Jo’s” in Hollywood, and was produced by Alan Parsons.

Personnel:

  • Alan Parsons– lead vocals, guitar, organ, synthesizer, keyboards, recorder, engineer, projectron
  • Eric Woolfson– lead and background vocals, synthesizer, harpsichord, keyboards, executive producer
  • Andrew Powell– keyboards, arranger
  • Ian Bairnson– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Billy Lyall– piano, drums, glockenspiel, keyboards, recorder, Fender rhodes
  • Francis Monkman– organ, keyboards
  • Christopher North– keyboards
  • David Paton– lead and background vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, bass
  • Leonard Whiting– vocals, narrator
  • John Miles– vocals, guitar
  • Jane Powell – lead and background vocals
  • Arthur Brown– vocals
  • Terry Sylvester– vocals
  • English Chorale– vocals
  • Smokey Parsons – vocals
  • Jack Harris– vocals
  • Bob Howes – choir
  • The English Chorale and Played Ti – choir
  • Kevin Peek– acoustic guitar
  • Laurence Juber – acoustic guitar
  • David Pack– guitar
  • Joe Puerta– bass
  • Les Hurdle – bass
  • Daryl Runswick– bass, string bass
  • David Katz – violin, orchestra contractor
  • Stuart Tosh– vocals, cymbals, drums, Tympani
  • John Leach – vocals, percussion, cimbalom, kantele
  • Burleigh Drummond– drums
  • Dennis Clarke – saxophone, clarinet
  • David Snell – harp
  • Gordon Parry – engineer
  • Tom Trefethen – assistant engineer
  • Tony Richards – assistant engineer
  • Pat Stapley – assistant engineer
  • Chris Blair – assistant engineer
  • Colin Elgie – artwork, graphic design, layout design
  • Hipgnosis– design, cover art
  • Aubrey Powell– photography
  • Peter Christopherson– photography
  • Storm Thorgerson– photography
  • Sam Emerson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Eric Woolfson and Alan Parsons except where noted.

  1. A Dream Within a Dream
  2. The Raven
  3. The Tell – Tale Heart
  4. The Cask of Amontillado
  5. The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether
  6. The Fall of the House of Usher Eric Woolfson, Alan Parsons, Andrew Powell
  • Prelude
  • Arrival
  • Intermezzo
  • Pavane
  • Fall
  1. To One in Paradise

In February 1976.

In February 1976, “EMI” label released “Timeless Flight”, the fourth Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel studio album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Steve Harley.

Personnel:

  • Steve Harley- vocals
  • Jim Cregan- guitar, backing vocals
  • George Ford – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Duncan Mackay- keyboards, string arrangement
  • Stuart Elliott- drums, percussion
  • Lindsey Elliott – percussion
  • Patricia Paay- backing vocals
  • Yvonne Keeley, Barry St. John- backing vocals
  • Madeline Bell, Peter Clarke, Larry Steele, Liza Strike, Leroy Wiggins, Joy Yates – backing vocals
  • Peter Kelsey – engineer
  • Tony Clark – remix engineer, engineer
  • Ray Hendriksen – engineer
  • John Kurlander – engineer
  • John Leckie– engineer
  • Chris Blair – master cutter
  • Mick Rock- sleeve design, photography, art direction
  • Steve Ridgeway – art direction, lettering
  • Julie Harris – lettering

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Harley.

  1. Red is a Mean, Mean Colour
  2. White, White Dove
  3. Understand
  4. All Men Are Hungry
  5. Black or White
  6. Everything Changes
  7. Nothing is Scared
  8. Don’t Go, Don’t Cry

 

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Rak” label released the debut, self-titled Suzi Quatro solo studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Audio International Studio” in London, and was produced by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn.

Personnel:

  • Suzi Quatro – bass, lead vocals
  • Len Tuckey- guitar, slide guitar, backing vocals
  • Alastair McKenzie – electric piano, grand piano, mellotron, backing vocals
  • Dave Neal – drums, backing vocals
  • Engineer – Pete Coleman
  • Mastered by – Chris Blair
  • Cover Photography – Gered Mankowitz
  • Mastered at EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Track listing:

All tracks by Suzi Quatro and Len Tuckey; except where noted.

  1. 48 Crash – Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn
  2. Glycerine Queen
  3. Shine My Machine
  4. Official Suburbian Superman
  5. I Wanna Be Your Man – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  6. Primitive Love – Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn
  7. All Shook Up – Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley
  8. Sticks & Stones
  9. Skin Tight Skin
  10. Get Back Mama – Suzi Quatro
  11. Shakin’ All Over – Johnny Kidd
  12. Can the Can – Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn

 

In August 1979.

On August 27, 1979, “Arista” label released “Eve”, the fourth Alan Parsons Project studio album. It was recorded December 1978 – June 1979, at “Super bear Studios” and was produced by Alan Parsons. The cover art was by Hipgnosis.

Personnel:

  • Eric Woolfson; Duncan Mackay – keyboards
  • Alan Parsons; Eric Woolfson – miscellaneous instrumental contributions, engineer
  • Lesley Duncan; David Paton; Chris Rainbow; Clare Torry; Dave Townsend; Lenny Zakatek – vocals
  • Chris Rainbow; David Paton – backing vocals
  • David Paton – bass
  • Stuart Elliott – drums, percussion
  • Ian Bairnson – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Orchestra – The Orchestra Of The Munich Chamber Opera
  • The Orchestra of the Munich Chamber Opera care of Eberhard Schoene leader – Sandor Farcas
  • Curtis Briggs – orchestra coordination
  • Shapiro and Steinberg – trivia consultants
  • Chris Blair, Wally Traugot – mastering
  • Eric Woolfson – executive production

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.

  1. Lucifer
  2. You Lie Down With Dogs
  3. I’d Rather Be a Man
  4. You Won’t Be There
  5. Winding Me Up
  6. Damned If I Do
  7. Don’t Hold Back
  8. Secret Garden
  9. If I Could Change Your Mind

In August 1978.

In August 1978, “Harvest” label released “Chairs Missing”, the second Wire studio album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Advision Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Thorne.

Personnel:

  • Colin Newman– vocals, guitars
  • Bruce Gilbert– guitars
  • Graham Lewis– bass guitar, vocals
  • Robert Gotobed– drums
  • Kathryn Lukas– flute
  • Mike Thorne– keyboards, synthesizers, arrangement
  • Denis Blackham– remastering
  • Chris Blair – cutting engineering
  • Tim Chacksfield – project co-ordination
  • Bruce Gilbert – arrangement, concept
  • Robert Gotobed – arrangement
  • Annette Green – photography
  • Paul Hardiman– engineering
  • Graham Lewis – arrangement, concept, original sleeve design
  • Colin Newman – arrangement
  • Brian Palmer – art direction
  • Phil Smee– packaging
  • Ken Thomas – assistant engineering

Track listing:

  1. Practice Makes Perfect – Bruce Gilbert, Colin Newman
  2. French Film Blurred – Graham Lewis, Colin Newman
  3. Another the Letter – Bruce Gilbert, Colin Newman
  4. Men 2nd – Graham Lewis
  5. Marooned – Bruce Gilbert, Colin Newman, Graham Lewis
  6. Sand in My Joints – Graham Lewis
  7. Being Sucked in Again – Colin Newman
  8. Heartbeat – Colin Newman
  9. Mercy – Graham Lewis, Colin Newman
  10. Outdoor Miner – Graham Lewis, Colin Newman
  11. I Am the Fly – Graham Lewis, Colin Newman
  12. I Feel Mysterious Today – Graham Lewis, Colin Newman
  13. From the Nursery – Graham Lewis, Colin Newman
  14. Used To – Bruce Gilbert, Graham Lewis
  15. Too Late – Bruce Gilbert