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On January 13, 2003.

On January 13, 2003, “Jarrah” label released “Up All Night”, the fourth Waifs album. It was recorded in 2002, and was produced by Chris Thompson, Steven Schram, Josh Cunningham, Donna Simpson and Vikki Simpson. On the 2003 “ARIA Awards”, The Waifs won “Best Blues and Roots Album” and “Best Independent Release” awards, and Chris Thompson won “Producer Of The Year” and “Engineer of the Year” awards.

Personnel:

  • Josh Cunningham- dobro, guitar, mandolin, songwriter, ukulele, vocals
  • Donna Simpson- guitar, vocals
  • Vikki Simpson- guitar, harmonica,  vocals
  • Ben Franz – bass, dobro, double bass
  • David MacDonald – percussion, drums
  • Bruce Haymes – keyboards, Wurlitzer
  • Sam Hickey – design, photography, typography
  • Mark Howard – engineer
  • Tony “Jack The Bear” Mantz – mastering
  • Steven Schram – assistant engineer, mixing, mixing assistant
  • Chris Thompson – engineer, mixing

Track listing:

  1. Fisherman’s Daughter – Donna Simpson
  2. Nothing New – Donna Simpson
  3. London Still – Donna Simpson
  4. Lighthouse – Josh Cunningham
  5. Flesh And Blood – Josh Cunningham
  6. Highway One – Donna Simpson
  7. Since I’ve Been Around – Josh Cunningham
  8. Fourth Floor – Josh Cunningham
  9. Rescue – Donna Simpson
  10. Three Down – Donna Simpson
  11. Sweetness – Donna Simpson
  12. Up All Night – Josh Cunningham

 

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On August 8, 1986.

On August 8, 1986, “Mercury” label released “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”, the sixth Robert Cray album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Bruce Bromberg and Dennis Walker.

Personnel:

  • Robert Cray – guitar, vocals
  • Peter Boe – keyboards
  • Charlie Brocco – mixing assistant
  • Richard Cousins – bass
  • Jeff Hendrickson – mixing
  • Wayne Jackson– trombone, trumpet
  • Andrew Love– tenor saxophone
  • The Memphis Horns– arranger, horn, horn arrangements
  • Dave Olson – drums
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Bill Dashiell – engineer
  • Deborah Feingold – photography
  • Bernie Grundman– mastering
  • Mike Kloster, Fidel Bell – assistant engineer
  • Chris Thompson – design

Personnel:

  1. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark – Robert Cray, Dennis Walker
  2. Don’t You Even Care? – Robert Cray
  3. Your Secret’s Safe with Me – Peter Boe, Dennis Walker
  4. I Can’t Go Home – Robert Cray
  5. Night Patrol – David Amy
  6. Acting This Way – Peter Boe, Richard Cousins
  7. Gotta Change the Rules – Robert Cray
  8. Across the Line – David Amy, Peter Boe, Robert Cray, David Olson
  9. At Last – Robert Cray, Patsy Sermersheim
  10. Laugh Out Loud – Dennis Walker

 

On March 5, 2013.

nanobots

On March 5, 2013, “Idlewild” label released “Nanobots”, the twelve They Might Be Giants studio album. It was recorded in 2012, at Patrick Dillett’s tudio in Manhattan, “Collyer Brothers Studio” in Brooklyn, and “The Governor’s Bluff” in Sullivan County, and was produced by Patrick Dillett. The album cover artwork was by Paul Sahre, using collages by artist Sam Weber.

Personnel:

  • John Linnell– songwriting, vocals, accordion, keyboards, bass clarinet, contra-alto clarinet, saxophones, programming
  • John Flansburgh– songwriting, vocals, guitar, keyboards, programming
  • Marty Beller– drums
  • Dan Miller– guitar, piano
  • Danny Weinkauf– bass guitar
  • Stan Harrison– saxophone, saxophones, clarinets and flute
  • Jon Graboff– mandolin
  • Jedediah Parish – vocals
  • Chris Thompson – vibraphone
  • Robin Goldwasser– vocals
  • Jon Altschuler – engineer

Track listing:

  1. You’re on Fire
  2. Nanobots
  3. Black Ops
  4. Lost My Mind
  5. Circular karate Chop
  6. Call You Mom
  7. Tesla
  8. Sleep
  9. Stone Cold Coup d’Etat
  10. Sometimes a Lonely Way
  11. Destroy the Past
  12. 9 Secret Steps
  13. Have Mind
  14. Decision Makers
  15. Nouns
  16. There
  17. Insect Hospital
  18. Tick
  19. Replicant
  20. The Darlings of Lumberland
  21. Great
  22. Stuff is Way
  23. Icky
  24. Too Tall Girl
  25. Don’t Kill Me

On October 10, 1980.

chance

On October 10, 1980, “Bronze” label released “Chance”, the tenth Manfred Mann’s Earth Band album. It was recorded 1979 – 1980, at “Workhouse Studios” in London, and “Casa das Flores” in Albufeira, Portugal, and was produced by Manfred Mann and Trevor Rabin.

Personnel:

  • Manfred Mann- keyboards, vocals
  • John Lingwood- drums
  • Pat King- bass, bass pedals
  • Mick Rogers- guitars
  • Steve Waller- guitars, vocals
  • Chris Thompson- vocals
  • Trevor Rabin– guitars
  • Robbie McIntosh– guitars
  • Geoff Whitehorn– guitars
  • Dyan Birch– vocals
  • Willy Finlayson – vocals
  • Peter Marsh – vocals
  • Carol Stocker – backing vocals
  • Barbara Thompson- saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Lies (Through the 80s) – Denny Newman
  2. On the Run – Manfred Mann, Tony Ashton, Florrie Palmer
  3. For You – Bruce Springsteen
  4. Adolescent Dream – Manfred Mann
  5. Fritz the Blank – Manfred Mann
  6. Stranded – Mike Heron, Manfred Mann
  7. Hello, I Am Your Heart – Dennis Linde
  8. No Guarantee – Manfred Mann
  9. Heart on the Street – Tom Gray

 

On September 6, 1978.

TWOTW

On September 6, 1978, “Columbia” label released “Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds”, the debut Jeff Wayne studio album. It was recorded May 1976 – July 1977, and was produced by Jeff Wayne. The album retells the story of “The War of the Worlds” by H. G. Wells. By 2009 it was the 40th best selling album of all time in the UK with 2,561,286, copies sold.

Personnel:

  • Richard Burton– spoken words (The Journalist: the narrator-protagonist)
  • Justin Hayward– vocals (The Sung Thoughts of the Journalist)
  • David Essex– spoken words and vocals (The Artilleryman)
  • Chris Thompson– vocals (The Voice of Humanity)
  • Phil Lynott– spoken words and vocals (Parson Nathaniel)
  • Julie Covington– spoken words and vocals (Beth)
  • Jerry Wayne – spoken words (The Voice of NASA)

Track listing:

All dialogues by Doreen and Jerry Wayne, based upon H.G. Wells’s original text.

All tracks by Jeff Wayne, except where noted.

  1. The Eve of the War
  2. Horsell Common and the Heat Ray
  3. The Artilleryman and the Fighting Machine
  4. Forever Autumn – lyrics by Paul Vigrass and Gary Osborne
  5. Thunder Child – lyrics by Gary Osborne
  6. The Red Weed (Part 1)
  7. Parson Nathaniel
  8. The Spirit of Man – lyrics by Gary Osborne
  9. The Red Weed (Part 2)
  10. Brave New World -(lyrics by Gary Osborne)
  11. Dead London
  12. Epilogue (Part 1)
  13. Epilogue (Part 2)

On March 9, 1979.

Angel_Station

On March 9, 1979, “Bronze” label released “Angel Station” a Manfred Mann’s Earth Band album. It was recorded August 1978 –  January 1979, at “Workhouse Studios” in London, and “Noel’s House” in Clonakilty and was produced by Anthony Moore and Manfred Mann.

Personnel:

  • Manfred Mann- vocals, keyboards
  • Geoff Britton- drums, alto saxophone
  • Pat King- bass guitar
  • Steve Waller- vocals, guitar
  • Chris Thompson- vocals
  • Jimmy O’Neill – guitar
  • Dyan Birch- backing vocals
  • Anthony Moore- guitar, sequencer, synthesizer

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Kill It Carol – Mike Heron
  2. You Angel You – Bob Dylan
  3. Hollywood Town – Harriet Schock
  4. Belle of the Earth – Manfred Mann
  5. Platform End – Manfred Mann, Geoff Britton, Pat King, Steve Waller, Chris Thompson, Jimmy O’Neil
  6. Angels at My Gate – Manfred Mann, Hirth Martinez, Jimmy O’Neill
  7. You Are – I Am – Manfred Mann
  8. Waiting for the Rain – Billy Falcon
  9. Resurrection – Manfred Mann

On February 18, 1983.

Somewhere_In_Afrika

On February 18, 1983, “Bronze” label released “Somewhere in Afrika”, album by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. It was recorded  1981 – 1982, and was produced by Manfred Mann.

Personnel:

  • Manfred Mann- keyboards, synthesisers
  • John Lingwood- drums, percussion
  • Steve Waller- vocals, guitar
  • Chris Thompson- vocals
  • Matt Irving- bass, programming
  • Shona Laing- vocals
  • Trevor Rabin- lead guitar

Track listing:

  1. Tribal Statistics – Qunta
  2. Eyes of Nostradamus – Al Stewart
  3. Third World Service – Moore
  4. Demolition Man – Sting
  5. Brothers and Sisters of Azania – Manfred Mann
  6. Africa Suite – Manfred Mann,Matt Irving, John Lingwood
  7. a) Brothers and Sisters of Africa – Manfred Mann
  8. b) To Bantustan? – Manfred Mann
  9. c) Koze Kobenini? – Manfred Mann, Matt Irving
  10. d) Lalela – Manfred Mann, John Lingwood
  11. Redemption Song (No Kwazulu) – Bob Marley
  12. Somewhere in Africa – trad. arr. by Manfred Mann, John Lingwood)