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In February 1981.

In February 1981, “RCA” label released “From the Tea-rooms of Mars …. to the Hell-holes of Uranus”, the second Landscape album. It was recorded 1979 – 1980, and was produced by Colin Thurston, Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms and John Walters.

Personnel:

  • Richard James Burgess- vocals, electronic drums, percussion, synthesizers, Roland MC8 micro composer, System 100 modular synths, SDS-V electronic drums, claptrap
  • Christopher Heaton – vocals, Yamaha CS80 polyphonic synthesizer, grand piano, Fender Rhodes piano with ring modulator and effects, Minimoog, Roland vocoders, Roland Chorus Echo
  • Andy Pask- vocals, bass guitar, bass synthesizers, Giffin fretted and fretless basses, Yamaha CS80, Roland Pro Mars synthesizer
  • Peter Thoms- vocals, electronic trombone, trombone, King 3B Trombone, Barcus Berry tranducer and graphic pre-amp, Roland pitch/voltage synthesizer and Chorus Echo, MXR Blue Box
  • John Walters- wind synthesizers and Vocals. Computone wind synthesizer driver and Lyricon 1, Roland MC8, Pro Mars and System 100 synthesizers and vocoder, Selmer MKVI soprano saxophone, programming
  • John Etchells, John Hudson, Brian Tench, Hugh Padgham, Andy Jackson, Peter Walsh, Rafe McKenna, Peter Smith, Steve Rance, Graeme Jackson, Rik Walton, Dave Hunt, David Baker, Colin Thurston – engineer

Track listing:

  1. European Man – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  2. Shake the West Awake – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  3. Computer Person – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  4. Alpine Tragedy / Sisters – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  5. Face of the 80’s – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  6. New Religion – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  7. Einstein A Go-Go – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  8. Norman Bates – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  9. The Doll’s House – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  10. From the Tea-rooms of Mars …. to the Hell-holes of Uran – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  • Beguine
  • Mambo
  • Tango

On June 15, 1981.

Duran Duran

On June 15, 1981, “EMI” label released the debut, self-titled Duran Duran studio album. It was recorded in December 1980, at “Red Bus Studios”, “Abbey Road Studios”, “Utopia Studio” and “Chipping Norton Recording Studios”, and was produced by Colin Thurston. In December 1982, the album was certified Platinum in UK by the “BPI”, and Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Simon Le Bon– lead vocals
  • Andy Taylor– guitar
  • Nick Rhodes– keyboards
  • John Taylor– bass guitar
  • Roger Taylor– drums
  • Colin Thurston– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Simon Le Bon, Andy Taylor, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor.

  1. Girls on Film
  2. Planet Earth
  3. Anyone Out There
  4. To the Shore
  5. Careless Memories
  6. Night Boat
  7. Sound of Thunder
  8. Friends of Mine
  9. Tel Aviv

On May 10, 1982.

Rio

On May 10, 1982, “EMI” label released “Rio”, the second Duran Duran studio album. It was recorded January – February 1982, at “AIR Studios”, “Townhouse Studios” in London and was produced by Colin Thurston. In 1983, the album was certified Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Simon Le Bon – lead vocals; vibes; ocarina, acoustic guitar
  • Nick Rhodes– keyboards; sound effects; synthesizer, marimba, backing vocals
  • John Taylor– bass guitar, background vocals
  • Roger Taylor– drums, other percussion
  • Andy Taylor– guitar, background vocals
  • Andy Hamilton- tenor saxophone
  • Colin Thurston – engineer
  • Renate – technician
  • Malcolm Garrett– sleeve design
  • Patrick Nagel– illustration
  • Andy Earl – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Duran Duran

  1. Rio
  2. My Own Way
  3. Lonely In Your Nightmare
  4. Hungry Like the Wolf
  5. Hold Back the Rain
  6. New Religion
  7. Last Chance on the Stairway
  8. Save a Prayer
  9. The Chauffeur

On March 30, 1979.

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On March 30, 1979, “Virgin” label released “Secondhand Daylight”, the second Magazine studio album. It was recorded in January 1979, at “Good Earth Studios” in London and “Virgin Records” mobile studio, which was used at “Farmyard Studios”, and was produced by Colin Thurston and Tony Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Howard Devoto– vocals
  • John McGeoch– guitar, saxophone, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Dave Formula– keyboards
  • Barry Adamson– bass, backing vocals
  • John Doyle– drums, percussion
  • Colin Thurston–  engineer
  • JJ Allom – engineer
  • Bill Aitken – engineer
  • Ian Pollock – illustration
  • Richard Rayner-Canham – photography
  • Malcolm Garrett– typography, images

Track listing:

  1. Feed the Enemy – Dave Formula
  2. Rhythm of Cruelty – John McGeoch, Barry Adamson
  3. Cut-Out Shapes – Howard Devoto
  4. Talk to the Body – John McGeoch
  5. I Wanted Your Heart – Dave Formula, Barry Adamson
  6. The Thin Air – Howard Devoto, John McGeoch
  7. Back to Nature – Dave Formula
  8. Believe That I Understood – Howard Devoto, Barry Adamson
  9. Permafrost – Howard Devoto

On March 9, 1984.

Humans Lib

On March 9, 1984, “WEA” label released “Human’s Lib”, the debut Howard Jones album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Rupert Hine and Colin Thurston. The album was certified 2× Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Howard Jones – vocals, synthesizers, keyboards, drum machines
  • Davey Payne, Stephen W. Tayler– saxophone
  • Steg – artwork
  • Stuart Fowler – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Howard Jones, except where noted.

  1. Conditioning – music by Howard Jones, lyrics by Bill Bryant
  2. What Is Love? – music by Howard Jones, lyrics by Bill Bryant and Howard Jones
  3. Pearl in the Shell
  4. Hide and Seek
  5. Hunt the Self – music by Howard Jones, lyrics by Bill Bryant and Howard Jones
  6. New Song
  7. Don’t Always Look at the Rain
  8. Equality – music by Howard Jines, lyrics by Bill Bryant and Howard Jones
  9. Natural – music by Howard Jones, lyrics by Bill Bryant
  10. Human’s Lib – music by Howard Jones, lyrics by Bill Bryant

On August 29, 1977.

On August 29, 1977, “RCA” label released “Lust for Life” the second Iggy Pop album. It was recorded April –June 1977, at the “Hansa Studio by the Wall” in Berlin  and was produced by David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Colin Thurston.

Personnel:

  • Iggy Pop– vocals
  • David Bowie– keyboards, piano, organ, backing vocals
  • Carlos Alomar– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Ricky Gardiner– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Warren Peace– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Tony Sales– bass, backing vocals
  • Hunt Sales– drums, backing vocals

Track listing:

All lyrics by Iggy Pop except where noted.

  1. Lust for Life – David Bowie
  2. Sixteen – Iggy Pop
  3. Some Weird Son – David Bowie
  4. The Passenger – Ricky Gardiner
  5. Tonight – David Bowie
  6. Success – David Bowie, Ricky Gardiner
  7. Turn Blue – music by David Bowie and Warren Peace, lyrics by Iggy Pop and Walter Lacey
  8. Neighborhood Threat – David Bowie, Ricky Gardiner
  9. Fall in Love With Me – David Bowie, Hunt Sales, Tony Sales