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On June 10, 1996.

On June 10, 1996, “Warner Bros” label released “Peace at Last”, the third Blue Nile (The) studio album. It was recorded in 1996, and was produced by Paul Buchanan, Paul Joseph Moore and Robert Bell.

Personnel:

  • Paul Buchanan – vocals, guitar, synthesizer
  • Paul Joseph Moore – keyboards, synthesizer
  • Robert Bell – bass, synthesizer
  • Craig Armstrong – string orchestration
  • Calum Malcolm – keyboard
  • Eddie Tate & Friends – gospel choir
  • Nigel Thomas – drums
  • Calum Malcolm – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Buchanan, except where noted.

  1. Happiness
  2. Tomorrow Morning
  3. Sentimental Man
  4. Love Came Down
  5. Body and Soul
  6. Holy Love
  7. Family Life
  8. War Is Love
  9. God Bless You Kid – Robert Bell, Paul Buchanan
  10. Soon

On February 24, 1998.

On February 24, 1998, “Melankolic Records” label released “The Space Between Us”, the debut Craig Armstrong album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Olympic, Mayfair” and “Air Studios” in London, “Christchurch Studios” in Bristol and “Ca Va Studios” in Glasgow, and was produced by Craig Armstrong and Marius de Vries.

Personnel:

  • Craig Armstrong – piano, keyboards, orchestra arrangements, conductor, programming
  • Marius de Vries – programming
  • Richard T. Norris – programming
  • Alan Douglas, Andy Bradfield, Ben Fenner, Neil Davidge, Richard T. Norris – engineer
  • Andy Bradfield, Mark “Spike” Stent – mixing
  • Kevin Metcalfe – mastering
  • David James Associates – art direction, design
  • Malcolm Webb – photography
  • Steve Wiley – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Craig Armstrong.

  1. Weather Storm
  2. This Love
  3. Sly II
  4. After the Storm
  5. Laura’s Theme
  6. My Father
  7. Balcony Scene (Romeo and Juliet)
  8. Rise
  9. Glasgow
  10. Let’s Go Out Tonight
  11. Childhood
  12. Hymn

On February 19, 2002.

On February 19, 2002, “EMI” label released “As If to Nothing”, the second Craig Armstrong album. It was recorded in 2001, and was produced by Craig Armstrong.

Personnel:

  • Craig Armstrong – guitar, keyboards, piano, programming, orchestral arrangements, arranger
  • Bono – vocal
  • Catherine Bott – soprano vocal
  • Evan Dando – vocal
  • Antye Greie-Fuchs – vocal
  • David McAlmont – vocal
  • Swati Natekar – vocal
  • Wendy Stubbs – vocal
  • Mogwai – featured artist
  • Ali MacLeod – guitar
  • John Parricelli – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Simon Chamberlain – piano
  • Photek – keyboards, programming, mixing
  • Jake Davies – keyboards, programming
  • Stephen Hilton – keyboards, arranger, programming
  • Richard Norris – keyboards, programming, engineer
  • Simon Benson – bass
  • Paul Morgan – bass
  • Mary Scully – bass
  • Chris Laurence – bass
  • Paddy Lannigan – bass
  • Leon Bosch – bass
  • Mike Brittain – bass
  • Hanif Khan – tabla
  • John Anderson Concert Orchestra – oboe
  • Gavyn Wright – orchestra leader
  • Rachel Allen – violin
  • Mark Berrow – violin
  • Dermot Crehan – violin
  • Sonia Slany – violin
  • Benedict Cruft – violin
  • Michael McMenemy – violin
  • Alison Kelly – violin
  • Eddie Roberts – violin
  • Rita Manning – violin
  • Rebecca Hirsch – violin
  • Simon Fischer – violin
  • Antonia Fuchs – violin
  • Peter G. Hanson – violin
  • Jonathan Evans-Jones – violin
  • Iain King – violin
  • Patrick Kiernan – violin
  • Katherine Shave – violin
  • Julian Leaper – violin
  • David Woodcock – violin
  • Douglas Mackie – violin
  • Jackie Shave – violin
  • Pauline Lowbury – violin
  • Perry Mason – violin
  • Warren Zielinski – violin
  • Cathy Thompson – violin
  • James McLeod – violin
  • Maciej Rakowski – violin
  • Boguslav Kostecki – violin
  • Bill Benham – viola
  • Laurence Power – viola
  • Kate Musker – viola
  • Bruce White – viola
  • Robert Smissen – viola
  • Timothy Grant – viola
  • Katie Wilkinson Khoroshunin – viola
  • Peter Lale – viola
  • Donald McVay – viola
  • Gustav Clarkson – viola
  • Ben Chappell – cello
  • Anthony Pleeth – cello
  • David Daniels – cello
  • Tony Lewis – cello
  • Frank Schaefer – cello
  • Paul Kegg – cello
  • Naomi Wright – cello
  • Martin Loveday – cello
  • Sophie Harris – cello
  • Fiona Hibbert – harp
  • Andy Findon – flute
  • Nina Robertson – flute
  • Paul Archibald – trumpet
  • Andrew Crowley – trumpet
  • Lindsay Shilling – trombone
  • Richard Bissill – horn
  • Paul Gardham – horn
  • Jenny O’Grady – choir, choir coordinator
  • Cecilia Weston – conductor
  • Paul Badley – choir
  • Claire Henry – choir
  • Androcew Gray – choir
  • Michael Pearn – choir
  • David Porter Thomas – choir
  • Michael Clarke – choir
  • John Bowley – choir
  • Sarah Leonard – choir
  • Tom Pearce – choir
  • Helen Parker – choir
  • Mary Carewe – choir
  • Rosalind Waters – choir
  • Simon Preece – choir
  • Michael Dorf – choir
  • Simon Grant – choir
  • Andrew Gray – choir
  • Susan Flannery – choir
  • Steven Lindsay – background vocals
  • David Donaldson – programming, engineer, mixing
  • Geoff Allan – engineer
  • Andy Bradfield – mixing
  • Rick Guest – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Craig Armstrong, except where noted.

  1. Ruthless Gravity
  2. Wake Up in New York – Craig Armstrong, Evan Dando
  3. Miracle
  4. Amber
  5. Finding Beauty
  6. Waltz – Craig Armstrong, Antye Greie – Fuchs
  7. Inhaler
  8. Hymn 2
  9. Snow
  10. Starless II with a sample from “Starless” (King Crimson- Red) – Craig Armstrong, Bill Bruford, David Cross, Robert Fripp, Richard Palmer-James, John Wetton
  11. Stay (Faraway, So Close!) – Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.
  12. Niente
  13. Sea Song
  14. Let It Be Love
  15. Choral Ending

 

On September 21, 2018.

On September 21, 2018, “Warner Music UK” label released “The Blue Hour”, the eighth Suede studio album. It was recorded 2017 – 2018, at “Assault & Battery” in London,, and was produced by  Alan Moulder and Neil Codling.

Personnel:

  • Brett Anderson– vocals
  • Richard Oakes– guitar, arrangement
  • Simon Gilbert– drums
  • Mat Osman– bass guitar
  • Neil Codling– synthesiser, piano, arrangement
  • City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Guy Protheroe– conducting
  • Lucie Švehlová – concertmaster
  • Oli Langford – arrangement
  • Craig Armstrong– arrangement
  • Alan Moulder– mixing
  • Caesar Edmunds – engineering
  • Richie Kennedy – engineering assistance
  • Tom Herbert – engineering assistance
  • Geoff Pesche – mastering
  • Vitek Kral – recording engineerin
  • Michael Hradiský – assistant engineering

Track listing:

  1. As One – Brett Anderson, Richard Oakes, Neil Codling
  2. Wastelands – Brett Anderson, Richard Oakes
  3. Mistress – Brett Anderson, Richard Oakes
  4. Beyond – Brett Anderson, Richard Oakes
  5. Chalk Circles – Brett Anderson, Neil Codling
  6. Cold Hands – Brett Anderson, Neil Codling
  7. Life Is Golden – Brett Anderson, Richard Oakes, Neil Codling
  8. Roadkill – Brett Anderson, Neil Codling
  9. Tides – Brett Anderson, Richard Oakes
  10. Don’t Be Afraid If Nobody Loves You – Brett Anderson, Richard Oakes
  11. Dead Bird – Brett Anderson, Neil Codling
  12. All the Wild Places – Brett Anderson, Neil Codling
  13. The Invisibles – Brett Anderson, Richard Oakes, Neil Codling
  14. Flytipping – Brett Anderson, Richard Oakes, Neil Codling

On March 6, 2006.

On March 6, 2006, “Play it Again Sam”, label released “Mr Beast”, the fifth Mogwai studio album. It was recorded April – October 2005, at “Castle of Doom Studios” in Glasgow, Scotland, and was produced by Tony Doogan, Stuart Braithwaite, Dominic Aitchison, Martin Bulloch, John Cummings and Barry Burns.

Personnel:

  • Stuart Braithwaite– vocals, guitar
  • Dominic Aitchison– bass guitar
  • Martin Bulloch– drums
  • John Cummings– guitar
  • Barry Burns– vocals, piano, guitar, flute
  • Craig Armstrong– keyboard
  • Tetsuya Fukagawa– vocals
  • Amanda Church – covert artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Stuart Braithwaite, Dominic Aitchison, Martin Bulloch, John Cummings, and Barry Burns, except where noted.

  1. Auto Rock
  2. Glasgow Mega-Snake
  3. Acid Food
  4. Travel is Dangerous
  5. Team Handed
  6. Friend of the Night
  7. Emergency Trap
  8. Folk Death 95
  9. I Choose Horses – lyrics by Tetsuya Fukagawa
  10. We’re No Here

On September 2, 1996.

On September 2, 1996, “Nude” label released “Coming Up”, the third Suede album. It was recorded December 1995 – June 1996, and was produced by Ed Buller.

Personnel:

  • Brett Anderson– vocals, artwork
  • Richard Oakes– guitar
  • Mat Osman– bass guitar
  • Simon Gilbert– drums
  • Neil Codling– keyboards
  • Ed Buller– engineer, mixing
  • David Bascombe – mixing
  • Gary Stout – engineer
  • Craig Armstrong – string arrangements
  • Nick Knight– photography
  • Peter Saville– art direction
  • Howard Wakefield – design

Track listing:

  1. Trash – Brett Anderson, Richard Oakes
  2. Filmstar – Brett Anderson, Richard Oakes
  3. Lazy – Brett Anderson
  4. By the Sea – Brett Anderson
  5. She – Brett Anderson, Richard Oakes
  6. Beautiful Ones – Brett Anderson, Richard Oakes
  7. Starcrazy – Brett Anderson, Neil Codling
  8. Picnic by the Motorway – Brett Anderson, Richard Oakes
  9. The Chemistry Between Us – Brett Anderson, Neil Codling
  10. Saturday Night – Brett Anderson, Richard Oakes

 

On September 26, 1994.

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On September 26, 1994, “Circa” label released “Protection” the second Massive Attack album. It was recorded 1993–1994, at “Wild Bunch Studios” in London; “Massive Attack” and “Antenna Studios” in Bristol, and was produced by Massive Attack and Nellee Hooper.

Personnel:

  • Massive Attack – mixing, programming, artwork
  • Nellee Hooper– mixing
  • Marius De Vries, Andy Wright, The Insects, Nick Warren– programming
  • Robert “3d” Del Naja, Grant “Daddy G” Marshall, Tricky, Tracey Thorn, Horace Andy, Nicolette– vocals
  • Craig Armstrong– piano
  • Chester Kamen– guitar
  • Rob Merril – drums
  • Mark “Spike” Stent– mix engineer
  • Jim Abbiss – mix engineer
  • Jeremy “Jim Bob” Wheatley – additional Engineering
  • Al Stone – additional engineering
  • Mike Marsh – mastering
  • Michael-Nash Assoc. – artwork
  • Matthew Donaldson, Jean Baptiste Mondino, Eddie Monsoon – photography

Personnel:

  1. Protection” (sampled “The Payback” by James Brown) – Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Thorn
  2. Karmacoma – Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Tricky/Norfolk/Locke
  3. Three – Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Hooper/Suwoton
  4. Weather Storm” (sampled “It’s Time for Love” by Pieces of a Dream)) – Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Hooper/Armstrong/Harmon/Napoleon/Lloyd/Murray
  5. Spying Glass” (sampled “Chapter 3” by Joe Gibbs & the Professionalsand “Shaft in Africa” by Johnny Pate – Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Hooper/Andy
  6. Better Things” (sampled “Never Can Say Goodbye” by James Brown) – Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Thorn/Watt/Brown
  7. Eurochild” (sampled “Cheetah” by Startled Insects) – Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Tricky/Norfolk/Locke
  8. Sly” (sampled “Africa Talks to You ‘The Asphalt Jungle'” by Sly and the Family Stone) – Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Hooper/Suwoton/Goldman
  9. Heat Miser – Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Hooper/de Vries
  10. Light My Fire” (live) (sampled “Light My Fire” by Jackie Wilson) – The Doors