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On February 11, 1985.

On February 11, 1985, “Atlantic” label released the self-titled, debut Firm album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Sol Studios” in Cookham, Berkshire, England, and was produced by Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers.


  • Paul Rodgers– lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Jimmy Page– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Tony Franklin– fretless bass, keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Chris Slade– drums, percussion
  • Steve Dawson – trumpet
  • Paul “Shilts” Weimar – baritone saxophone
  • Willie Garnett – tenor saxophone
  • Don Weller– tenor saxophone solo
  • Sam Brown, Helen Chappelle, Joy Yates – backing vocals
  • Stuart Epps– engineering
  • Gordon Vicary – mastering
  • Steve Maher – cover artwork
  • Steve Privett – tape operation; supplier of tea, gin and tonics

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers, except where noted.

  1. Closer
  2. Make or Break – Paul Rodgers
  3. Someone to Love
  4. Together
  5. Radioactive – Paul Rodgers
  6. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – Phil Spector, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  7. Money Can’t Buy – Paul Rodgers
  8. Satisfaction Guaranteed
  9. Midnight Moonlight

On January 24, 1995.

On January 24, 1995, “RCA Victor” label released “The Long Black Veil”, the 31st Chieftains album. It was recorded 1994 – 1995, at “Lake House Studio” in England, “Windmill Lane” and “Westland Studios” in Dublin, “Clinton Recording Studios” in New York City, “Utility Muffin Research Kitchen” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Paddy Moloney, Chris Kimsey and Ry Cooder. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”.


  • Kevin Conneff– vocals, bodhrán
  • Martin Fay– fiddle
  • Seán Keane– fiddle
  • Matt Molloy– flute
  • Paddy Moloney– uilleann pipes, tin whistle
  • Derek Bell– harp, tiompán, keyboards
  • Colin James- guitar, mandolin
  • Dominic Miller, Paul Brady, Arty McGlynn, Foggy Little – guitar
  • Kieran Hanrahan – banjo
  • Terry Tulley – Scottish pipes
  • Carlos Nunez – Galician pipes
  • Brendan Begley, James Keane, Martin O’Connor – accordion
  • Steve Cooney– didgeridoo
  • Wally Minko – piano
  • James Blennerhassett, Ned Mann – acoustic bass
  • Joe Csibi, Darryl Jones, Nicky Scott – bass
  • Noel Eccles, Tommy Igoe, Liam Bradley – drums
  • Jean Butler – foot percussion
  • Anuna Choir, Brian Masterson – background vocals
  • The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Sting, Ry Cooder, Mark Knopfler, Sinead O’Connor, Phil Coulter, Marianne Faithfull, Tom Jones – contributors

Track listing:

  1. Mo Ghile Mear (Our Hero)
  2. The Long Black Veil
  3. The Foggy Dew
  4. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?
  5. Changing Your Demeanour
  6. The Lily of the West
  7. Coast of Malabar
  8. Dunmore Lassies
  9. Love Is Teasin’
  10. He Moved through the Fair
  11. Ferny Hill
  12. Tennessee Waltz/Tennessee Mazurka
  13. The Rocky Road to Dublin

On October 15, 1996.

On October 15, 1996, “Verve” label released “The Guitar Trio”, album by Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucía and John McLaughlin. It was recorded May – July 1996, at “Real World Studios” in England, and was produced by Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía.


  • Al Di Meola– guitar,  percussion – plays Ovation and Hermanos Conde guitar-percution, hands, shaker
  • John McLaughlin– guitar – plays Wechter guitar and D’Addario strings
  • Paco de Lucía– guitar – plays Hermanos Conde guitar

Track listing:

  1. La Estiba – Paco de Lucía
  2. Beyond the Mirage – Al Di Meola
  3. Midsummer Night – John McLaughlin
  4. Manhã de Carnaval – Luiz Bonfá, Antônio Maria
  5. Letter from India – John McLaughlin
  6. Espiritu – Al Di Meola
  7. Le Monastère dans les Montagnes – John McLaughlin
  8. Azzura – Al Di Meola
  9. Cardeosa – Paco de Lucía

On October 12, 1979.

On October 12, 1979, “Virgin” label released “Days in Europa”, the second Skids album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Rockfield Studios” in Wales, “The Manor Studios”  in Shipton-on-Cherwell in Oxfordshire, England, and was produced by Bill Nelson. The initiall released album was with an Aryan album cover reminiscent of the 1936 Olympics, with Germanic Gothic-style lettering.


  • Richard Jobson– vocals
  • Stuart Adamson– guitar, vocals, keyboards
  • William Simpson – bass guitar, vocals
  • Rusty Egan– drums
  • Bill Nelson– keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Jobson and Stuart Adamson, except where noted.

  1. Animation
  2. Charade
  3. Dulce et Decorum Est (Pro Patria Mori)
  4. Pros and Cons
  5. Home of the Savedm – Stuart Adamson
  6. Working for the Yankee Dollar
  7. The Olympian
  8. Thanatos
  9. A Day in Europa
  10. Peaceful Times


On September 23, 2016.

On September 23, 2016, “Intact” label released “Fuck Everyone and Run (F E A R)”, the eighteenth Marillion studio album. It was recorded 2014 – 2016, at “The Racket Club” in Buckinghamshire “Real World Box” in Wiltshire, England, and was produced by Michael Hunter.


  • Steve Hogarth– lead vocals, hammered dulcimer, bass xylophone
  • Steve Rothery– guitar, additional fretless bass
  • Pete Trewavas– bass, additional vocals
  • Mark Kelly– keyboards
  • Ian Mosley– drums
  • Sofi Hogarth, Jennie Rothery – additional vocals
  • Eleanor Gilchrist, Geraldine Berreen – violin
  • Teresa Whipple – viola
  • Abigail Trundle – cello
  • Michael Hunter – mixing engineer
  • Simon Ward – artwork, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Hogarth, Steve Rothery, Pete Trewavas, Mark Kelly and Ian Mosley.

  1. El Dorado
    Long-Shadowed Sun
    II. The Gold
    III. Demolished Lives
    IV. F E A R
    V. The Grandchildren of Apes
  2. Living in FEAR
  3. The Leavers
    Wake Up in Music
    II. The Remainers
    III. Vapour Trails in the Sky
    IV. The Jumble of Days
    V. One Tonight
  4. White Paper
  5. The New Kings
    Fuck Everyone and Run
    II. Russia’s Locked Doors
    III. A Scary Sky
    IV. Why Is Nothing Ever True?
  6. Tomorrow’s New Country


On July 7, 2008.

On July 7, 2008, “Play It Again Sam” label released “Silver Spoons & Broken Bones”, the debut Stone Gods album. It was recorded January – August 2007, at “Leaders Farm” in Norwich, England, and was produced by Dan Hawkins and Nick Brine.


  • Richie Edwards- lead vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Dan Hawkins- lead guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Toby MacFarlaine- bass guitar, acoustic bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Ed Graham- drums, percussion
  • Phillip Wing – tambourine

Track listing:

  1. Burn the Witch – Dan Hawkins, Richie Edwards, Ed Graham, Toby MacFarlaine
  2. Don’t Drink the Water –  Dan Hawkins, Richie Edwards, Ed Graham, Toby MacFarlaine
  3. Defend or Die – Dan Hawkins, Richie Edwards, Ed Graham, Toby MacFarlaine
  4. You Brought a Knife to a Gunfight – Dan Hawkins, Richie Edwards
  5. Magdalene Street – Dan Hawkins, Richie Edwards
  6. Where You Comin’ From – Dan Hawkins, Richie Edwards, Toby MacFarlaine
  7. Lazy Bones – Toby MacFarlaine
  8. I’m With the Band – Dan Hawkins, Richie Edwards, Ed Graham
  9. Start of Something – Dan Hawkins, Richie Edwards, Ed Graham
  10. Making It Hard – Dan Hawkins, Richie Edwards, Ed Graham, Toby MacFarlaine
  11. Wasting Time – Dan Hawkins, Richie Edwards, Ed Graham
  12. Knight of the Living Dead – Dan Hawkins, Richie Edwards, Ed Graham, Toby MacFarlaine
  13. Oh Where ‘O My Beero – Dan Hawkins, Richie Edwards, Ed Graham, Toby MacFarlaine

On June 24, 1995.

On June 24, 1995, “EMI” label released “Afraid of Sunlight”, the eighth Marillion studio album. It was recorded January – March 1995, at “The Racket Club” in Buckinghamshire, England, and was produced by Dave Meegan, Steve Hogarth, Steve Rothery, Mark Kelly, Pete Trewavas and Ian Mosley.


  • Steve Hogarth– vocals, additional keyboards, percussion
  • Steve Rothery– guitar
  • Mark Kelly– keyboards
  • Pete Trewavas– bass, backing vocals
  • Ian Mosley– drums, percussion
  • Barbara Lezmy, Wendy Paige, Hannah Stobart – additional backing vocals
  • Dave Meegan– engineering, mixing
  • Nick Davis, Michael Brauer– mixing
  • Bill Smith Studio – design
  • Paul Cox – front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Hogarth, Steve Rothery, Mark Kelly, Pete Trewavas, Ian Mosley and John Helmer, except where noted.

  1. Gazpacho
  2. Cannibal Surf Babe
  3. Beautiful – Steve Hogarth, Steve Rothery, Mark Kelly, Pete Trewavas, Ian Mosley
  4. Afraid of Sunrise
  5. Out of This World
  6. Afraid of Sunlight
  7. Beyond You – Steve Hogarth, Steve Rothery, Mark Kelly, Pete Trewavas, Ian Mosley
  8. King