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On February 11, 1985.

On February 11, 1985, “Atlantic” label released the self-titled, debut Firm album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Sol Studios” in Cookham, Berkshire, England, and was produced by Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rodgers– lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Jimmy Page– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Tony Franklin– fretless bass, keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Chris Slade– drums, percussion
  • Steve Dawson – trumpet
  • Paul “Shilts” Weimar – baritone saxophone
  • Willie Garnett – tenor saxophone
  • Don Weller– tenor saxophone solo
  • Sam Brown, Helen Chappelle, Joy Yates – backing vocals
  • Stuart Epps– engineering
  • Gordon Vicary – mastering
  • Steve Maher – cover artwork
  • Steve Privett – tape operation; supplier of tea, gin and tonics

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers, except where noted.

  1. Closer
  2. Make or Break – Paul Rodgers
  3. Someone to Love
  4. Together
  5. Radioactive – Paul Rodgers
  6. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – Phil Spector, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  7. Money Can’t Buy – Paul Rodgers
  8. Satisfaction Guaranteed
  9. Midnight Moonlight
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On February 3, 1986.

On February 3, 1986, “Atlantic” label released “Mean Business”, the second and final Firm studio album. It was recorded in 1985, and was produced by Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers and Julian Mendelsohn.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rodgers– vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, piano
  • Jimmy Page– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Tony Franklin– fretless bass, keyboards, synthesizer, back vocals
  • Chris Slade– drums, percussion
  • Aubrey Powell Productions – cover design
  • Barry Diament – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Fortune Hunter – Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers
  2. Cadillac – Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers
  3. All the King’s Horses – Paul Rodgers
  4. Live in Peace – Paul Rodgers
  5. Tear Down the Walls – Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers
  6. Dreaming – Tony Franklin
  7. Free to Live – Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers
  8. Spirit of Love – Paul Rodgers

 

In February 1980.

In February 1980, “Bronze” label released “Conquest”, the 13th Uriah Heep album. It was recorded in 1979, at “The Roundhouse Recording Studios” in London, and Gery Bron, John Gallen and Ken Hensley.

Personnel:

  • John Sloman- lead and backing vocals, piano, percussion
  • Mick Box– guitars
  • Chris Slade- staccato drums, percussion
  • Trevor Bolder- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Ken Hensley– OBX, vocoder, organ, piano, guitars, backing vocals
  • John Gallen – timpani, engineer
  • Julian Cooper, Darren Burn, David Kemp, Nick Rogers – assistant engineer
  • Martin Poole – sleeve design, photography
  • Karl Bosley, Lindy Curry – sleeve design

Track listing:

  1. No Return – Trevor Bolder, Mick Box, Ken Hensley
  2. Imagination – Ken Hensley
  3. Feelings – Ken Hensley
  4. Fools – Trevor Bolder
  5. Carry On – Ken Hensley
  6. Won’t Have to Wait Too Long – Trevor Bolder, Mick Box, Ken Hensley
  7. Out on the Street – Ken Hensley
  8. It Ain’t Easy – Trevor Bolder

On August 22, 1975.

Nightingales and Bombers

On August 22, 1975, “Bronze” label released “Nightingales & Bombers”, the sixth Manfred Mann’s Earth Band album. It was recorded 1975, at “The Workhouse” in London, and was produced by Manfred Mann and Earth Band.

Personnel:

  • Manfred Mann– organ, synthesisers
  • Mick Rogers– guitars, vocals
  • Chris Slade– drums, percussion
  • Colin Pattenden– bass
  • David Millman – viola
  • Chris Warren-Green – violin
  • Nigel Warren-Green – cello
  • Graham Elliott – cello
  • David Boswell-Brown – cello
  • Ruby James – backing vocals
  • Doreen Chanter– backing vocals
  • Martha Smith – backing vocals
  • Sleeve – Dave Field

Track listing:

  1. Spirits in the Night – Bruce Springsteen
  2. Countdown – Manfred Mann
  3. Time Is Right – Manfred Mann, Chris Slade, Mick Rogers
  4. Crossfade – Manfred Mann, Chris Slade, Mick Rogers, Colin Pattenden
  5. Visionary Mountains – Pam Nestor, Joan Armatrading
  6. Nightingales and Bombers – Mick Rogers
  7. Fat Nelly – Manfred Mann, Thomas
  8. As Above So Below (Recorded Live) – Manfred Mann, Chris Slade, Mick Rogers, Colin Pattenden

On June 15, 1973.

Messin'

On June 15, 1973, “Vertigo” label released “Messin’”, the third Manfred Mann’s Earth Band album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Maximum Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by Manfred Mann.

Personnel:

  • Manfred Mann- synthesiser, organ
  • Mick Rogers- guitar, vocals
  • Colin Pattenden- bass guitar
  • Chris Slade- drums
  • Laurie Baker – Machines and Zoo
  • Liza Strike – backing vocals
  • Vicki Brown- backing vocals
  • Judith Powell – backing vocals
  • Ruby James – backing vocals
  • John Edwards, Laurence Latham– engineer
  • Peter Hignett – sleeve concept
  • Peter Goodfellow – illustration

Track listing:

  1. Messin’ – Mike Hugg
  2. Buddah – Manfred Mann, Mick Rogers
  3. Cloudy Eyes – Manfred Mann
  4. Get Your Rocks Off – Bob Dylan
  5. Sadjoy – Manfred Mann
  6. Black and Blue – Chain: Barry Sullivan, Matt Taylor, Phil Manning, Barry Harvey
  7. Mardi Gras Day – Dr John Creaux

 

On February 24, 1978.

Watch

On February 24, 1978, “Bronze” label released “Watch”, a studio album with several live tracks by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. It was recorded in 1977, at “Workhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by Manfred Mann, Chris Slade, Pat King, Dave Flett and Chris Hamlet Thompson.

Personnel:

  • Manfred Mann– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Chris Slade– drums, percussion
  • Pat King– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Dave Flett– lead guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Chris Hamlet Thompson– vocals, guitar
  • Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Stevie Lange, Victy Silva, Kim Goddy – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Circles – Alan Mark
  2. Drowning on Dry Land/Fish Soup – Chris Slade, Dave Flett, Manfred Mann
  3. Chicago Institute – Peter Thomas, Manfred Mann, Dave Flett
  4. California – Sue Vickers
  5. Davy’s on the Road Again – John Simon, Robbie Robertson
  6. Martha’s Madman – Lane Tietgen
  7. Lane Tietgen – Bob Dylan

On February 18, 1972.

Manfred_Mann's_Earth_Band

On February 18, 1972, “Philips” label released the self-titled Manfred Mann’s Earth Band debut album. It was recorded 1971 – 1972, at “Maximum Sound Studios” and “IBC Studios”, and was produced by Manfred Mann, Dave Hadfield and David MacKay.

Personnel:

  • Mick Rogers- guitar, vocals
  • Manfred Mann- organ, synthesizer, vocals
  • Colin Pattenden- bass guitar
  • Chris Slade- drums
  • Bob Foster – photography

Track listing:

  1. California Coastline – Walt Meskell, Tim Martin
  2. Captain Bobby Stout – Lane Tietgen
  3. Sloth – Manfred Mann, Mick Rogers
  4. Living Without You – Randy Newman
  5. Tribute – Manfred Mann
  6. Please Mrs Henry – Bob Dylan
  7. Jump Sturdy – John Creaux
  8. Prayer – Manfred Mann
  9. Part Time Man – David Sadler, Manfred Mann
  10. I’m Up And I’m Leaving – Manfred Mann, David Sadler