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In May 1983.

In May 1983, “Bronze” label recorded “Head First”, the 15th Uriah Heep studio album. It was recorded January-March 1983, at “the Manor Studio” in Oxfordshire, “The Roundhouse” in London, and was produced by Ashley Howe.


  • Mick Box– guitars, vocals
  • Bob Daisley- bass
  • Peter Goalby- vocals
  • Lee Kerslake- drums, percussion, vocals
  • John Sinclair– keyboards, synthesizer, vocals
  • Frank Ricotti- percussion

Track listing:

  1. The Other Side of Midnight – Mick Box, Bob Daisley, Peter Goalby, Lee Kerslake, John Sinclair
  2. Stay on Top – Tom Jackson
  3. Lonely Nights – Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance
  4. Sweet Talk – Mick Box, Bob Daisley, Peter Goalby, John Sinclair, Lee Kerslake, Linda Sinclair
  5. Love is Blind – Richie Zito, Joey Carbone
  6. Roll-Overture – Mick Box, Bob Daisley, Peter Goalby, John Sinclair
  7. Red Lights- Mick Box, Bob Daisley, Peter Goalby, John Sinclair
  8. Rollin’ the Rock – Mick Box, Bob Daisley, Peter Goalby, John Sinclair
  9. Straight Through the Heart – Mick Box, Bob Daisley, Peter Goalby, John Sinclair, Lee Kerslake
  10. Weekend Warriors – Mick Box, Bob Daisley, Peter Goalby, John Sinclair, Lee Kerslake



In April 1980.

In April 1980, “United Artists” label released “Snakes and Ladders”, the fourth Gerry Rafferty album. It was recorded in 1980, and was produced by Gerry Rafferty and Hugh Murphy.


  • Gerry Rafferty – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Mo Foster– bass
  • Ian Lynn – keyboards
  • Jerry Donahue– guitar
  • Richard Harvey – synthesiser, penny whistle
  • Bryn Haworth– guitar, slide guitar
  • Richard Brunton – guitar
  • Mel Collins– saxophone
  • Betsy Cook– backing vocals
  • Liam Genockey– drums
  • Billy Livsey – piano, keyboards
  • Raphael Ravenscroft– saxophone
  • Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • Pete Wingfield– organ
  • Pete Zorn– bass
  • Billy Wingfield – piano, Moog synthesiser

Track listing:

All tracks by Gerry Rafferty

  1. The Royal Mile (Sweet Darlin’)
  2. I Was a Boy Scout
  3. Welcome to Hollywood
  4. Wastin’ Away
  5. Look at the Moon
  6. Bring It All Home
  7. The Garden of England
  8. Johnny’s Song
  9. Didn’t I
  10. Syncopatin Sandy
  11. Cafe Le Cabotin
  12. Don’t Close the Door

On October 5, 1973.


On October 5, 1973, “Deram” label released “For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night” the fifth Caravan studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Tolling Park Studios”; “Chipping Norton Recording Studios”; “Decca Studios” in West Hampstead, and was produced by David Hitchcock. Richard Sinclair and Steve Miller left the band prior to the recording of this album, and were replaced by John G. Perry and Dave Sinclair.


  • Pye Hastings– guitar, vocals
  • Geoff Richardson– viola
  • David Sinclair– organ, piano, electric piano, Davoli synthesizer, A.R.P. synthesizer
  • John G. Perry– bass, vocals, percussion
  • Richard Coughlan– drums, percussion, timpani
  • Rupert Hine– A.R.P. synthesizer
  • Frank Ricotti– congas
  • Jimmy Hastings– flute
  • Paul Buckmaster– electric cello
  • Tony Coe– clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Pete King– flute, alto saxophone
  • Harry Klein – clarinet, baritone saxophone
  • Henry Lowther– trumpet
  • Jill Pryor – voice
  • Chris Pyne– trombone
  • Barry Robinson – piccolo
  • Tom Whittle– clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Orchestra arranged by John Bell and Martyn Ford, conducted by Martyn Ford

Track listing:

All tracks by Pye Hastings, except where noted.

  1. Memory Lain, Hugh / Headloss
  2. Hoedown
  3. Surprise, Surprise
  4. C’thlu Thlu
  5. The Dog, The Dog, He’s at It Again
  6. Be All Right / Chance of a Lifetime
  7. L’Auberge du Sanglier / A Hunting We Shall Go / Pengola / Backwards / A Hunting We Shall Go (reprise) – John G. Perry, Mike Ratledge

On May 26, 1972.

Winds of Change

On May 26, 1972, “A&M” label released “Wind of Change”, the first Peter Frampton solo album. It was recorded October 1971 – April 1972,at “Devonshire Sound Studios” in North Hollywood; “Olympic Studios” and  “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Peter Frampton and Chris Kimsey.


  • Peter Frampton- lead vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, organ, keyboards, drums, percussion, dulcimer, harmonium, vocals
  • Frank Carillo- rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Mick Jones- rhythm guitar
  • Andy Bown- bass, organ, electric piano, mellotron, percussion, backing vocals
  • Rick Wills- bass
  • Klaus Voorman- bass
  • Billy Preston- piano, organ
  • Mike Kellie- drums, percussion
  • Ringo Starr- drums, percussion
  • Chris Karan- congas
  • Frank Ricotti- shaker
  • Del Newman- strings, arrangements, flute, marimba
  • Jim Price- brass
  • Engineers: Peter Frampton, Chris Kimsey

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Frampton, except “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

  1. Fig Tree Bay
  2. Wind of Change
  3. Lady Lieright
  4. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
  5. It’s a Plain Shame
  6. Oh for Another Day
  7. All I Wanna Be (Is by Your Side)
  8. The Lodger
  9. Hard
  10. Alright

On May 22, 2006.

Pet Shop Boys - Fundamental

On May 22, 2006, “Parlaphone” label released “Fundamental”, the ninth Pet Shop Boys studio album. It was recorded in 2005, at “Sarm West Studios” in London, and was produced by Pet Shop Boys and Trevor Horn.


  • Neil Tennant
  • Chris Lowe
  • Pete Gleadall – original programming
  • Nick Ingman – orchestral arrangement and conduction
  • Alanna Tavernier and Laura Edwards – backing vocals
  • Pete Murray – additional keyboards
  • Jamie Muhoberac– additional keyboards, bass
  • Patrick Lannigan – bass
  • Earl Harwin – vibraphone, acoustic drums, electronic drums, marimba, bass
  • Skaila Kanga – harp
  • Anne Dudley– orchestral and brass arrangement and conducting
  • Helene Parker, Sarah Eyden, Emma Brain Gabbot and Julia Doyle – backing vocals
  • Tessa Niles– backing vocals
  • Jenny O’Grady – choir master
  • Fred Appelgate – narration
  • Oliver Pouliot – additional voice
  • Dave Clayton – additional keyboards and programming, keyboards and programming
  • Luca Baldini – additional keyboards, additional programming
  • Phil Palmer– guitar
  • Steve Lipson– guitar
  • Lol Creme– guitar
  • Trevor Horn– guitar, bass guita, additional keyboards, additional vocals, additional programming
  • Virgil Howe– acoustic drums, percussion
  • Cliff Hewitt – electronic drums, acoustic drums, percussion
  • Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • Lucinda Barry – harp
  • A McGoran – additional guitar
  • Steve Sidwell – orchestral arrangement and conducting
  • Gavyn Wright– orchestra leader
  • Tim Pierce – acoustic, electric guitars
  • Luis Jardim– percussion
  • Simon Chamberlain – additional keyboards
  • Robert Orton – shaker
  • Lucinda Barry and Debi Doss – backing vocals
  • Andy Caine and Bruce Woolley– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, except where noted.

  1. Psychological
  2. The Sodom and Gomorrah Show
  3. I Made My Excuses and Left
  4. Minimal
  5. Numb – Diane Warren
  6. God Willing
  7. Luna Park
  8. I’m with Stupid
  9. Casanova in Hell
  10. Twentieth Century
  11. Indefinite Leave to Remain
  12. Integral

On March 20, 2000.


On March 20, 2000, “Reprise” label released “Both Sides Now”, the seventeenth Joni Mitchell studio album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Joni Mitchell and Larry Klein. In 2001, the album won two “Grammy Awards”, for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” and “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)” for the song “Both Sides, Now”.


  • Joni Mitchell— vocals, cover art
  • Mark Isham— trumpet, solo
  • John Anderson — oboe
  • Julie Andrews — bassoon
  • Nick Bucknall — clarinet
  • Stan Sulzmann— clarinet, flute
  • Philip Todd — clarinet, flute and alto flute
  • Jamie Talbot — clarinet, flute, alto flute and alto saxophone
  • Andrew Findon — flute
  • Dave Arch — piano
  • Vaughan Armon — violin
  • Kate Wilkinson — viola
  • Dave Daniels — cello
  • Philip Eastop — horn
  • John Barclay — trumpet
  • Pete Beachill — trombone
  • Wayne Shorter— soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Owen Slade — tuba
  • Richard Henry — bass trombone
  • Peter Erskine— drums
  • Chris Laurence— double bass
  • Frank Ricotti— percussion
  • Herbie Hancock— piano
  • Skaila Kanga— harp

Track listing:

  1. You’re My Thrill – Sidney Clare and Jay Gorney
  2. At Last – Mack Gordon and Harry Warren
  3. Comes Love – Lew Brown, Sam H. Stept and Charles Tobias
  4. You’ve Changed – Bill Carey and Carl Fisher
  5. Answer My Love – Fred Rauch, Carl Sigman and Gerhard Winkler
  6. A Case of You – Joni Mitchell
  7. Don’t Go Strangers – Redd Evans, Arthur Kent and David Mann
  8. Sometimes I’m Happy – Irving Caesar, Clifford Grey and Vincent Youmans
  9. Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me – Rube Bloom and Ted Koehler
  10. Stormy Weather – Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
  11. I Wish I Were in Love Again – Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers
  12. Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell