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In May 1988.

In May 1988, “London” label released “People”, the debut Hothouse Flowers album. It was recorded in 1988, and was produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley.

Personnel:

  • Liam Ó Maonlaí- piano, lead vocals, Hammond organ,  harmonica,  bodhrán, vibraphone, marimba
  • Fiachna Ó Braonáin- electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals, electric sitar
  • Leo Barnes – saxophone, backing vocals
  • Peter O’Toole – bass, backing vocals, electric guitar, mandolin, bouzouki
  • Jerry Fehily – drums, percussion
  • Claudia Fontaine- backing vocals
  • Jimmy Chambers – backing vocals
  • Jimmy Helms – backing vocals
  • Lovely Previn – electric fiddle
  • Luís Jardim- percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Liam Ó Maonlaí, Fiachna Ó Braonáin and Peter O’ Toole, except where noted.

  1. I’m Sorry
  2. Don’t Go
  3. Forgiven
  4. It’ll Be Easier in the Morning
  5. Hallelujah Jordan
  6. If You Go
  7. The Older We Get
  8. Yes I Was
  9. Love Don’t Work This Way – Hothouse Flowers
  10. Ballad of Katie
  11. Feet on the Ground

 

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On November 22, 1985.

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On November 22, 1985, “Polydor” label released “Easy Pieces”, the second Lloyd Cole and the Commotions album. It was recorded in 1985, at “Westside Studios” in London, and was produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley.

Personnel:

  • Neil Clark– guitar
  • Lloyd Cole– vocals, guitar
  • Blair Cowan– keyboards
  • Lawrence Donegan– bass guitar, guitar
  • Stephen Irvine – drums, tambourine
  • Jimmy Thomas, Jimmy Helms, Lance Ellington, Jimmy Chambers, Tony Jackson, Lynda Hayes – additional vocals
  • Anne Dudley– string arrangements
  • Gary Barnacle– brass arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Lloyd Cole.

  1. Rich
  2. Why I Love Country Music – Lloyd Cole, Blair Cowan
  3. Pretty Gone – Neil Clark, Lloyd Cole
  4. Grace
  5. Cut Me Down
  6. Brand New Friend – Lloyd Cole, Blair Cowan
  7. Lost Weekend – Neil Clark, Lloyd Cole, Lawrence Donegan
  8. James
  9. Minor Character – Neil Clark, Lloyd Cole
  10. Perfect Blue

 

On October 8, 1982.

madness-the-rise-and-fall

On October 8, 1982, “Stiff” label released “The Rise & Fall” the fourth Madness studio album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley. This was band’s most experimental, covering various musical styles including jazz, English music hall, and Eastern influences.

Personnel:jazz,

  • Suggs(Graham McPherson) – lead vocals
  • Mike Barson– keyboards; harmonica
  • Chris Foreman– guitars
  • Lee Thompson– saxophones
  • Daniel Woodgate(Woody) – drums
  • Mark Bedford(Bedders) – bass guitar, double bass
  • Chas Smash(Cathal Smyth) – backing vocals, trumpet; lead vocals
  • David Bedford– string arrangements
  • David Wooley – engineer
  • Jeremy Allom – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Rise and Fall – Graham McPherson, Chris Foreman
  2. Tomorrow’s (Just Another Day) – Cathal Smyth, Michael Barson
  3. Blue Skinned Beast – Lee Thompson
  4. Primrose Hill – Graham McPherson, Chris Foreman
  5. Speaker (Gets the Word) – Graham McPherson, Chris Foreman
  6. Sunday Morning – Daniel Woodgate
  7. Our House – Chris Foreman, Cathal Smyth
  8. Tiptoes – Graham McPherson, Michael Barson
  9. New Delhi – Michael Barson
  10. That Face – Graham McPherson, Chris Foreman
  11. Calling Cards – Lee Thompson, Chris Foreman
  12. Are You Coming (With Me) – Lee Thompson, Michael Barson
  13. Madness (Is All in the Mind) – Chris Foreman

 

On October 2, 1981.

7

On October 2, 1981, “Stiff” label released “7” the third Madness album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley.

Personnel:

  • Suggs(Graham McPherson) – lead vocals
  • Mike Barson– piano, organ, vibes, marimba, tubular bells
  • Chris Foreman– guitar, sitar
  • Mark Bedford(Bedders) – bass
  • Lee Thompson– saxophones, burps, squeaks, lead vocals
  • Daniel Woodgate(Woody) – drums, congas
  • Chas Smash(Cathal Smyth) – backing vocals, trumpet

Track listing:

  1. Cardiac Arrest – Smash, C.J. Foreman
  2. Shut Up – McPherson, C.J. Foreman
  3. Sign Of The Times – McPherson, M. Barson
  4. Missing You – McPherson, M. Barson
  5. Hutchinson – M. Barson
  6. Tomorrow’s Dream – Thompson, M. Barson
  7. Grey Day – M. Barson
  8. Pac – A – Mac – Thompson, M. Barson
  9. Promises Promises – Thompson, M. Barson
  10. Benny Bullfrog – Thompson, C.J. Foreman
  11. When Dawn Arrives – Thompson, C.J. Foreman
  12. The Opium Eaters – Barson
  13. Day On The Town – McPherson, C.J. Foreman

On September 26, 1980.

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On September 26, 1980, “Stiff” label released “Absolutely”, the 1980 second Madness album. It was recorded in 1980, and was produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley.

Personnel:

  • Graham McPherson(Suggs) – lead vocals; percussion
  • Mike Barson(Monsieur Barso) – piano; organ; vibraphone; marimba; harmonica
  • Chris Foreman(Chrissy Boy) – guitars; sitar; slide guitar
  • Lee Thompson(Kix) – tenor; baritone saxophones
  • Daniel Woodgate(Woody) – drums; fire extinguisher
  • Mark Bedford(Bedders) – bass guitars
  • Cathal Smyth(Chas Smash) – backing vocals; trumpet; lead vocals

Personnel:

  1. Buggy Trousers – Graham McPherson, Chris Foreman
  2. Embarrassment – Lee Thompson, Michael Barson
  3. R.N.I.E. – Graham McPherson, Chris Foreman
  4. Close Escape – Lee Thompson, Chris Foreman
  5. Not Home Today – Graham McPherson, Mark Bedford
  6. On the Beat Pete – Lee Thompson, Madness
  7. Solid Gone – Cathal Smyth
  8. Take it or Leave It – Lee Thompson, Michael Barson
  9. Shadow of Fall – Graham McPherson
  10. Disappear – Graham McPherson, Mark Bedford
  11. Overdone – Lee Thompson, Michael Barson
  12. In the Rain – Graham McPherson, Madness
  13. You Said – Graham McPherson, Michael Barson
  14. The Return of the Los Palmas 7 – Michael Barson, Daniel Woodgate, Mark Bedford

On August 5, 1983.

Punch the Clock

On August 5, 1983, “F-Beat” label released “Punch the Clock”, eighth Elvis Costello album, his seventh with the Attractions. It was recorded January – April 1983, and was produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, assisted by Gavin Greenaway and Colin Fairley. In 2013, “NME” magazine ranked the album at number 345 in its list of “The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Costello vocals, guitars, synclavier and casiotone
  • Steve Nieve– piano, emulator, Fairlight CMI, Vox organ, Hammond organ, synclavier
  • Bruce Thomas– electric wal bass guitar
  • Pete Thomas– drums, cymbals
  • Jim Paterson – trombone
  • Jeff Blythe – alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, clarinet
  • Paul Speare– tenor saxophone, flute
  • Dave Plews – trumpet
  • Stewart Robson– trumpet & flugelhorn
  • Afrodiziak(Caron Wheeler and Claudia Fontaine) – backing vocals
  • Chet Baker– trumpet
  • David Bedford– string arrangements
  • Morris Pert– percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Elvis Costello, except where noted.

  1. Let Them All Talk
  2. Everyday I Write the Book
  3. The Greatest Thing
  4. The Element Within Her
  5. Love Went Mad
  6. Shipbuilding – Clive Langer, Elvis Costello
  7. K.O. (Boxing Day)
  8. Charm School
  9. The Invisible Man
  10. Mouth Almighty
  11. King of Thieves
  12. Pills and Soap
  13. The World and His Wife

On June 18, 1984.

Goodbye Cruel World

On June 18, 1984, “F-Beat Records” label released “Goodbye Cruel World”, the ninth Elvis Costello album overall and the eighth with The Attractions. It was recorded in February 1984, at “Sarm West Studios” in London, and was produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Costello– vocals, guitars
  • Steve Nieve– keyboards
  • Bruce Thomas– bass guitar
  • Pete Thomas– drums
  • Gary Barnacle– saxophones
  • Jim Paterson –trombone
  • Luis Jardim– percussion
  • Daryl Hall– vocals
  • Green Gartside– vocal

Track listing:

All tracks by Elvis Costello, except where noted.

  1. The Only Flame in Town
  2. Home Truth
  3. Room with No Number
  4. Inch By Inch
  5. Worthless Thing
  6. Love Field
  7. I Wanna Be Loved – Farnell Jenkins
  8. The Comedians
  9. Joe Porterhouse
  10. Sour Milk-Cow Blues
  11. The Great Unknown – Elvis Costello,Clive Langer
  12. The Deportees Club
  13. Peace in Our Time