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In August 1971.

In August 1971, “Chrysalis” label released “A Space in Time”, the sixthTen Years After studio album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Wright.


  • Alvin Lee– guitar, vocals, back cover photography
  • Leo Lyons– bass
  • Ric Lee– drums
  • Chick Churchill– keyboards
  • Engineer – Chris Kimsey
  • String arrangement by Del Newman
  • Front cover photograph – Ed Caraeff
  • Executive producer – Chris Wright

Track listing:

All tracks by Alvin Lee except “Uncle Jam”, by Chick Churchill, Alvin Lee, Ric Lee and Leo Lyons.

  1. One of These Days
  2. Here They Come
  3. I’d Love to Change the World
  4. Over the Hill
  5. Baby Won’t You Let Me Rock ‘n’ Roll You
  6. Once There Was a Time
  7. Let the Sky Fall
  8. Hard Monkeys
  9. I’ve Been There Too
  10. Uncle Jam



In May 1983.

In May 1983, “EMI” label released “Mama Africa”, the sixth Peter Tosh studio album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Chris Kimsey and Peter Tosh.


  • Peter Tosh – clavinet
  • Audrey Hall, Betty Wright, Chris Kimsey, Donald Kinsey, Dorriett Myers, Pam Hall, Peter Tosh, Raymond Hall, The Tamlins – backing vocals
  • Leebert “Gibby” Morrison, George “Fully” Fullwood, Robbie Shakespeare – bass
  • Carlton “Santa” Davis, Sly Dunbar – drums
  • Mikey Chung, Steve Golding – rhythm guitar
  • Darryl Thompson, Donald Kinsey – lead guitar
  • Byron Allred, Peter Couch – keyboards
  • Robert Lynn – organ
  • Skully, Uziah “Sticky” Thompson – percussion
  • Keith Sterling – piano
  • Dean Fraser – saxophone
  • Ronald “Nambo” Robinson – trombone
  • Arnold Breckenridge, David Madden, Junior “Chico” Chin – trumpet
  • Jon Paris – harmonica
  • Geoffrey Chung, Lancelot “Maxie” McKenzie – engineer
  • Mixed by – Chris Kimsey, Peter Tosh; John “Jellybean” Benitez

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Tosh; except where noted.

  1. Mama Africa
  2. Glass House
  3. Not Gonna Give It Up
  4. Stop That Train
  5. Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
  6. Where You Gonna Run – Donald Kinsey
  7. Peace Treaty
  8. Feel No Way
  9. Maga Dog


In May 1973.

In May 1973, “Island” label released “You Broke My Heart So… I Busted Your Jaw”, the sixth Spooky Tooth album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Olympic Studios”, “Island Studios” and “Apple Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Harrison, Gary Wright, Mick Jones, Chris Stewart and Bryson Graham.


  • Mike Harrison– lead vocals, piano, harmonica
  • Gary Wright– organ, backing vocals, piano
  • Mick Jones– guitars, backing vocals
  • Chris Stewart –bass
  • Bryson Graham– drums, percussion
  • Val Burke – bass, backing vocals
  • Chris Kimsey– engineer, mixing
  • Phil McDonald – mixing
  • Rod Thear – mixing, tape operator
  • Klaus Voorman– cover drawings

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Wright, except where noted.

  1. Cotton Growing Man
  2. Old as I Was Born
  3. This Time Around – Bryson Graham
  4. Holy Water
  5. Wildfire
  6. Self Seeking Man
  7. Times Have Changed – Mick Jones, Gary Wright
  8. Moriah

In February 1987.


In February 1987, “Columbia” label released “Midnight to Midnight”, the fifth   Psychedelic Furs studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Hansa Tonstudio” in Berlin, and was produced by Chris Kimsey.


  • Richard Butler– vocals
  • John Ashton– guitar
  • Tim Butler– bass guitar
  • Mars Williams– horns; saxophone
  • Paul Garisto – drums
  • Marty Williamson – second guitar
  • Jon Carin– keyboards
  • Ed Buller– additional keyboards
  • Steve Scales – percussion
  • Frank Simms– backing vocals
  • Pete Hewlett – backing vocals
  • Chris Kimsey– producing; mixing
  • Michael Barbiero– mixing
  • Nick Egan- art direction, design
  • Michael Halsband – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Butler, John Ashton and Tim Butler, except where stated.

  1. Heartbreak Beat
  2. Shock
  3. Shadow in My Heart
  4. Angels Don’t Cry
  5. Midnight to Midnight
  6. One More Word
  7. All of the Law
  8. Torture
  9. No Release



On August 29, 1989.

Steel Wheels

On August 29, 1989, “Rolling Stones” label released “Steel Wheels”, the 19th Rolling Stones studio album. It was recorded March – June 1989, at “Air Studios” in Montserrat, and was produced by Chris Kimsey and The Glimmer Twins. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”. “Steel Wheels” was the last Bill Wyman’s full-length studio album with The Rolling Stones.


  • Mick Jagger– lead and backing vocals, electric and acoustic guitars; harmonica, percussion, keyboards
  • Keith Richards– electric, acoustic and classical guitar, backing vocals; lead vocals, bicycle spokes
  • Ronnie Wood– electric and acoustic guitar, bass guitar and acoustic bass, backing vocals, dobro
  • Bill Wyman– bass guitar
  • Charlie Watts– drums
  • Chuck Leavell– organ, piano, keyboards
  • Matt Clifford – electricand acoustic piano, clavinet, harmonium, percussion programming, strings
  • Sarah Dash– backing vocals
  • Lisa Fischer– backing vocals
  • Bernard Fowler– backing vocals
  • Luis Jardim– percussion
  • Phil Beer– mandolin, fiddle
  • The Kick Horns– brass
  • Roddy Lorimer– trumpet
  • The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir AttarFarafina – African-Moroccan instruments
  • Sonia Morgan – backing vocals
  • Tessa Niles– backing vocals
  • Recording engineer – Christopher Marc Potter
  • Assistant engineer – Rupert Coulson
  • Recorded at Air Studios, Montserrat
  • Mixed by Michael Brauer, Christopher Marc Potter, Chris Kimsey
  • Art direction and design – John Warwicker
  • Logo design – Mark Morton
  • Mastering – Ted Jensen

Track listing:

All tracks by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except “Almost Hear You Sigh” co-written by Steve Jordan.

  1. Sad Sad sad
  2. Mixed Emotions
  3. Terrifying
  4. Hold On to Your Heart
  5. Hearts for Sale
  6. Blinded by Love
  7. Rock and a Hard Place
  8. Can’t Be Seen
  9. Almost Hear Your Sign
  10. Continental Drift
  11. Break the Spell
  12. Slipping Away


On August 24, 1981.

Tattoo You

On August 24, 1981, “Rolling Stones” label released “Tattoo You”, the sixteen Rolling Stones album. It was recorded November–December 1972, January–March 1975, January–March 1978, January–October 1979, October 1980 – June 1981, and was produced by The Glimmer Twins. In 1989, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Tattoo You” at number 213 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. Peter Corriston, who was responsible for the album art direction and design, won a “Grammy Award” in the category of “Best Album Package”. The album was certified 4 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada” and 4 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.


  • Mick Jaggerr– lead and backing vocals; electric guitar, harmonica
  • Keith Richards– electric guitar, backing vocals; lead vocals, bass guitar
  • Ronnie Wood– electric guitar, backing vocals; bass guitar
  • Mick Taylor– electric guitar
  • Bill Wyman– bass guitar; synthesizer, guitar
  • Charlie Watts– drums
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano; organ
  • Ian Stewart– piano
  • Billy Preston– keyboards
  • Wayne Perkins– electric lead guitar
  • Ollie Brown– percussion
  • Pete Townshend– backing vocals
  • Sonny Rollins– saxophone
  • Jimmy Miller– percussion
  • Michael Carabello– cowbell,  conga, guiro, claves, cabasa, conga
  • Chris Kimsey– piano
  • Barry Sage– handclaps

Track listing:

All tracks by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except “Black Limousine” and “No Use in Crying” co-written by Ronnie Wood.

  1. Start Me Up
  2. Hang Fire
  3. Slave
  4. Little T&A
  5. Black Limousine
  6. Neighbours
  7. Worried About You
  8. Tops
  9. Heaven
  10. No Use in Crying
  11. Waiting on a Friend

On June 20, 1980.

Emotional Rescue

On June 20, 1980, “Rolling Stones” label released “Emotional Rescue”, the fifteen Rolling Stones studio album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, “Pathé Marconi” in Paris, and was produced by The Glimmer Twins. The album cover was by Peter Corriston. The album was certified Gold in France by “SNEP”, Netherlands by “NVPI”, Spain by “PROMUSICAE”, UK by the “BPI”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.


  • Mick Jagger– lead and backing vocals, electric guitar, acoustic and electric piano
  • Keith Richards– electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals; piano, lead vocals, bass guitar on
  • Ronnie Wood– electric, acoustic, slide and pedal steel guitar, backing vocals; bass guitar
  • Bill Wyman– bass guitar, synthesiser
  • Charlie Watts– drums
  • Ian Stewart– electric and acoustic piano, percussion
  • Nicky Hopkins– keyboards
  • Sugar Blue– harmonica
  • Bobby Keys– saxophone
  • Michael Shrieve– percussion
  • Max Romeo– backing vocals
  • Jack Nitzsche– horn arrangement
  • Chris Kimsey– associate producer. engineer
  • Snake Reynolds, Sean Fullan – Assistant Engineers
  • Ted Jensen- mastering engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except “Dance (Pt. 1)” co-written by Ronnie Wood

  1. Dance (Pt. 1)
  2. Summer Romance
  3. Send It to Me
  4. Let Me Go
  5. Indian Girl
  6. Where the Boys Go
  7. Down in the Hole
  8. Emotional Rescue
  9. She’s So Cold
  10. All About You