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In February 1988.

In February 1988, “Demon” label released “Pinker and Prouder Than Previous”, the seventh Nick Lowe studio album. It was recorded 1987 – 1988, at “Arlyn Studios” in Austin, Texas; “Power Plant Studios” and “Westside Studios” in London, “Rockfield Studios” in Wales, and was produced by Nick Lowe, Colin Fairley and Dave  Edmunds.

Personnel:

  • Nick Lowe – vocals, guitar, bass
  • Paul Carrack– organ, piano
  • John Hiatt, Mickey Gee– guitar
  • Geraint Watkins– keyboards
  • John David, Paul Bassman – bass
  • Kim Wilson– harmonica
  • Martin Belmont – electric guitar
  • Bobby Irwin – drums, background vocals
  • Pete Thomas, Terry Williams– drums
  • Jimmie Vaughan– electric guitar
  • Keith Morris– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Nick Lowe, except where noted.

  1. (You’re My) Wildest Dream
  2. Crying in My Sleep
  3. Big Hair
  4. Love Gets Strange – John Hiatt
  5. I Got the Love
  6. Black Lincoln Continental – Graham Parker
  7. Cry It Out
  8. Lovers Jamboree – Nick Lowe, Paul Carrack
  9. Geisha Girl – Lawton Williams
  10. Wishing Well
  11. Big Big Love – Ray Carroll, Wynn Stewart
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In February 1988.

In February 1988, “Virgin” label released “Falling Up”, the thirteenth Kevin Ayers studio album. It was recorded May – June 1987, at “Track Studios” in Madrid, Spain, and was produced by Colin Fairley.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers– guitar, vocals, harmonica, percussion
  • Ollie Halsall– guitar, keyboards, drums, bass, backing vocals
  • Luis Dulzaides – congas
  • Marcelo Carlos Fuentes – bass
  • Javier Paxariño – soprano saxophone
  • Nete – drums
  • Tony Vazquez – drums, bongos
  • Pablo Salinas – piano
  • Miguel Herrero – guitars
  • El Reverendo – Hammond organ
  • Charles J. Beale, Chuck C’ Note Brown, Patt Patterson, Andrea Bronston, Mary Jameson – backing vocals
  • Eugenio Muñoz – engineer
  • David De La Torre – assistant enginee

Track listing:

  1. (Another)Saturday Night (In Deya) – Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall
  2. Flying Start – Mike Oldfield
  3. The Best We Have – Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall
  4. Another Rolling Stone – Kevin Ayers, Marvin Siau
  5. Do You Believe – Kevin Ayers
  6. That’s What We Did (Today) – Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall
  7. Night Fighters – Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall
  8. Am I Really Marcel? – Kevin Ayers

In December 1981.

In December 1981, “Mercury” label released “Wilder”, the second Teardrop Explodes studio album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley.

Personnel:

  • Julian Cope- vocals, guitars, bass guitar, piano, organ
  • Troy Tate- guitars
  • David Balfe- keyboards, synthesizers, loops
  • Gary Dwyer– drums
  • Alfie Agius – bass guitar
  • Jeff Hammer – keyboards
  • James Eller – bass guitar
  • Luke Tunney, Ted Emmett – trumpets
  • Clive Langer- additional guitar
  • Garrish Mashindi – backing vocals
  • Colin Fairley – engineer
  • Martin Atkins– artwork
  • Chalkie Davies – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Julian Cope.

  1. Bent Out of Shape
  2. Colours Fly Away
  3. Seven Views of Jerusalem
  4. Pure Joy
  5. Falling Down Around Me
  6. The Culture Bunker
  7. Passionate Friend
  8. Tiny Children
  9. Like Leila KhaledSaid
  10. …And The Fighting Takes Over
  11. The Great Dominions

In May 1984.

In May 1984, “F-Beat” label released “Nick Lowe and His Cowboy Outfit”, the fifth Nick Lowe studio album. It was recorded in January 1984, at “Ampro Studios” in Shepherds Bush, “Riverside Studios” in Chiswick, “Eden Studios”, “Acton Boathouse Studios” in Twickenham, and was produced by Nick Lowe, Colin Fairley, Paul Bass and Elvis Costello.

Personnel:

  • Nick Lowe- vocals, bass guitar, guitar
  • Martin Belmont- guitar
  • Paul Carrack- keyboards, backing vocals
  • Bobby Irwin – drums, backing vocals
  • Billy Bremner- guitar
  • Bobby Valentino- fiddle
  • TKO Horns- Jeff Blythe – saxophone; Jimmy Paterson – trombone; Dave Plews – trumpet; Paul Speare – saxophone
  • Colin Phillips, Tony Phillips, Chris Ludwinski – engineering assistant
  • String Arrangements by Robert Kirby– string arrangements
  • Elvis Costello– horn arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Nick Lowe except where noted.

  1. Half a Boy and Half a Man
  2. Breakaway – Tom Springfield
  3. You’ll Never Get Me Up in One of Those – Mickey Jupp
  4. Love Like a Glove – Carlene Carter, James Eller
  5. The Gee and The Rick and The Three Card Trick
  6. (Hey Big Mouth) Stand Up and Say That
  7. Awesome – Nick Lowe, Profile
  8. God’s Gift to Women
  9. Maureen
  10. A.F.S.
  11. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young – Joe Allison

 

On September 15, 1986.

blood-and-cho

On September 15, 1986, “Demon” label released “Blood & Chocolate”, the eleventh Elvis Costello studio album. It was recorded March – May 1986, and was produced by Nick Lowe and Colin Fairley.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Costello– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals,  harmonium,  tambourine, bellows, canes, knives, bass, Vox Continental electric organ
  • Steve Nieve– piano, organ, harmonium
  • Bruce Thomas– bass, electric guitar, saxophone
  • Pete Thomas– drums, alto saxophone
  • Nick Lowe– acoustic guitar
  • Cait O’Riordan– vocals
  • Jimmy Cliff– vocals
  • Mitchell Froom– organ
  • Tom “T-Bone” Wolk– electric guitar, bass
  • Mickey Curry– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Declan MacManus (Elvis Costello), except where noted.

  1. Uncomplicated
  2. I Hope You’re Happy Now
  3. Tokyo Storm Warning – Declan MacManus, Cait O’Riordan
  4. Home Is Anywhere You Hang Your Head
  5. I Want You
  6. Honey, Are You Straight or Are You Blind?
  7. Blue Chair
  8. Battered Old Bird
  9. Crimes of Paris
  10. Poor Napoleon
  11. Next Time Round

 

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