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On June 20, 1988.

On June 20, 1988, “Polydor” label released “Confessions of a Pop Group”, the fourth Style Council album. It was recorded in 1988, and was produced by Paul Weller and Mick Talbot.

Personnel:

  1. Paul Weller – vocals, guitars, synthesizers, drum programs
  2. Mick Talbot – piano forte, Hammond organ, clavinet, synthesizers
  3. Dee C. Lee – vocals
  4. Camelle Hinds – bass 
  5. Paul Morgan – contra bass
  6. Steve White – drums
  7. Nick Brown – drums
  8. Little Joo Ruocco – percussion
  9. Dick Morrissey – flute
  10. Chris Lawrence – trombone
  11. Frank Ricotti – vibraphone
  12. Rupert Parker – harp
  13. The Swingle Singers – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Weller, except where noted.

  1. It’s a Very Deep Sea
  2. The Story of Someone’s Shoe
  3. Changing of the Guard
  4. The Little Boy in a Castle (A) / A Dove Flew Down From the Elephant (B) – Mick Talbot
  5. The Gardener of Eden (A Three Piece Suite) / I In the Beginning / II  The Gardener of Eden / III Mourning the Passing of Time
  6. Life at a Top People’s Health Farm
  7. Why I Went Missing
  8. How She Threw It All Away
  9. Iwasadoledadstoyboy
  10. Confessions 1, 2, & 3
  11. Confessions of a Pop-Group

On November 17, 2014.

On November 17, 2014, “BMG Rights Management” label released “Avonmore”, the fifteenth Bryan Ferry studio album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by Bryan Ferry, Rhett Davies, Johnson Somerset, and Todd Terje.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry – vocals, keyboards
  • Johnny Marr, Nile Rodgers, Neil Hubbard, Oliver Thompson, Chris Spedding, David Williams, Steve Jones, Jacob Quistgaard – guitar
  • Colin Good – piano
  • Paul Beard – keyboards
  • Maceo Parker – alto saxophone
  • Iain Dixon, Robert Fowler, Richard White – saxophone
  • Marcus Miller, Guy Pratt, Flea, Neil Jason – bass
  • Tara Ferry, Andy Newmark, Cherisse Osei – drums
  • Cherisse Osei – percussion
  • Frank Ricotti – percussions
  • John Moody – oboe
  • Richard White – saxophone
  • Enrico Tomass –  trumpet
  • Fonzi Thornton, Laura Mann, Emily Panic, Hannah Khemoh, Jodie Scantlebury, Bobbie Gordon – backing vocals
  • Todd Terje –  programming, synth

Track listing:

All tracks by Bryan Ferry, except where noted.

  1. Loop De Li
  2. Midnight Train
  3. Soldier of Fortune – Brian Ferry, Johnny Marr
  4. Drivig Me Wild
  5. A Special Kind of Guy
  6. Avonmore – Bryan Ferry, Oliver Thompson
  7. Lost
  8. One Night Stand
  9. Send in the Clowns – Stephen Sondheim
  10. Johnny and Mary – Robert Palmer

On February 23, 2018.

On February 23, 2018, “BMG Records” label released “Five”, the sixth Tony Banks studio album. It was recorded in 2018, at “Angel Studios” in London, “CNSO Studio Gallery 1” in Prague, Czech Republic, and was produced by Nick Davis and Tony Banks.

Personnel:

  • Tony Banks– piano, celesta, liner notes
  • Czech National Symphony Orchestraand choir
  • Nick Ingman– conductor, orchestrations
  • John Barclay – cornet, trumpet
  • Martin Robertson – saxophone, duduk
  • Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • Skaila Kanga– harp
  • Simon Rhodes – engineer
  • Steve Price – engineer
  • Tom Mitchell – mixing
  • Nick Davis– mixing
  • Miles Showell – mastering
  • Stefan Knapp– artwork
  • Ryan Art – sleeve design
  • Emily Banks – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony Banks.

  1. Prelude to a Million Years
  2. Reveille
  3. Ebb and Flow
  4. Autumn Sonata
  5. Renaissance

On October 25, 1999.

On October 25, 1999, “Virgin” label released “As Time Goes By”, the tenth Bryan Ferry album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Lansdowne Studios” in London, and was produced by Bryan Ferry and Rhett Davies.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry – lead vocals, synthesizer, arrangements, art direction
  • Phil Manzanera– guitar
  • Alan Barnes- clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Nicholas Bucknail – clarinet
  • Wilfred Gibson – violin
  • Bob Hunt – trombone
  • Chris Laurence – bass guitar
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Anthony Pleeth – cello
  • Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • John Sutton – drums
  • Enrico Tomasso – trumpet
  • Hugh Webb – harp
  • Gavyn Wright– violin
  • Peter Lale – viola
  • Boguslaw Kostecki – violin
  • Jose Libertella – bandoneon
  • Luis Stazo – bandoneon
  • Paul Clarvis – drums
  • Philip Dukes – viola
  • Colin Good – piano, musical director, arrangements
  • Anthony Pike – clarinet
  • Jim Tomlinson – clarinet, alto saxophone
  • Richard Jeffries – bass guitar
  • Malcolm Earle Smith – trombone
  • Abraham Leborovich – violin
  • Robert Fowler – clarinet
  • Martin Wheatley – banjo
  • Timothy Lines – clarinet
  • David White – clarinet
  • Nils Solberg – guitar
  • David Woodcock – violin
  • Cynthia Millar – ondes Martenot
  • James Sanger – programming
  • Mark Tucker – engineer
  • Steve Pelluet – assistant engineer
  • Chris Dibble, Sven Taits – additional engineering
  • Robin Trower- associate producer
  • Nick de Ville – art direction
  • Bogdan Zarkowski – artwork
  • Mike Owen – photography

Track listing:

  1. As Time Goes By – Herman Hupfeld
  2. The Way You Look Tonight – Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields
  3. Easy Living – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin
  4. I’m in the Mood for Love – Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
  5. Where or When – Rodgers and Hart
  6. When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful – Harry Woods
  7. Sweet and Lovely – Charles Daniels, Gus Arnheim, Harry Tobias
  8. Miss Otis Regrets – Cole Porter
  9. Time on My Hands – Vincent Youmans, Harold Adamson, Mack Gordon
  10. Lover, Come Back to Me – Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein
  11. Falling in Love Again – Friedrich Hollaender, Sammy Lerner
  12. Love Me or Leave Me – Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
  13. You Do Something to Me – Cole Porter
  14. Just One of Those Things – Cole Porter
  15. September Song – Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson

 

On October 25, 2010.

On October 25, 2010, “Virgin” label released “Olympia”, the thirteenth Bryan Ferry studio album. It was recorded 2009 – 2010, and was produced by Bryan Ferry, Rhett Davies and Johnson Somerset.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry – vocals, piano, keyboards
  • Brian Eno– synthesizer
  • David Williams, Nile Rodgers, Oliver Thompson, Dave Stewart, Neil Hubbard, David Gilmour, Jonny Greenwood, Phil Manzanera, Chris Spedding, Merlin Ferry – guitar
  • Marcus Miller, Flea, Gary “Mani” Mounford, Andy Cato– bass
  • Colin Good, Steve Nieve– keyboards
  • Andy Newmark, Tara Ferry, Emily Dolan Davies – drums
  • Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • Aleysha Gordon, Hannah Khemoh, Sewuese Abwa, Alice Retif, Katie Turner, Ruby Turner, Me’sha Bryan, Shar White – chorus
  • John Monkman, Robin “Radar” Rimbaud, Chris Mullings – electronics
  • Anthony Pleeth– cello
  • Perry Montague-Mason, Emlyn Singleton – violin
  • Vicci Wardman – viola
  • Andy Mackay– oboe
  • Simon Willey – engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain– mixing
  • Adam Whitehead – photography
  • Kate Moss- cover model
  • John Galliano- couture

Track listing:

  1. You Can Dance – Bryan Ferry, David A. Stewart
  2. Alphaville – Bryan Ferry, David A. Stewart
  3. Heartache by Numbers – Bryan Ferry, Scissor Sisters
  4. Me Oh My – Bryan Ferry
  5. Shameless – Bryan Ferry, Andy Cato, Tom Findlay
  6. Song for the Siren – Tim Buckley, Larry Beckett
  7. No Face, No Name, No Number – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
  8. BF Bass (Ode to Olympia) – Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera
  9. Reason or Rhyme – Bryan Ferry
  10. Tender Is The Night – Bryan Ferry, David A. Stewart

In November 1977.

In November 1977, “A&M” label released “Rick Wakeman’s Criminal Record”, the seventh Rick Wakeman studio album. It was recorded April – June 1977, at “Mountain Studios” in Montreux, Switzerland, and was produced by Rick Wakeman.

Personnel:

• Rick Wakeman – Steinway 9′ grand piano, Polymoog synthesiser, Hammond C3 organ, Birotron, Mander pipe organ at St. Martin’s church in Vevey, RMI computer keyboard, harpsichord, Fender Rhodes 88 electric piano, Hohner clavinet, Baldwin electric harpsichord, church organ, Minimoog synthesiser
• Chris Squire – bass guitar
• Alan White – drums
• Frank Ricotti – percussion
• Bill Oddie – vocals
• Ars Laeta Choir of Lausanne – choir
• Robert Mernoud – conductor
• John Timperley – engineer, mixing
• Dave Richards – assistant engineer, mixing
• Chuck Beeson – visual concept, design
• Roland Young – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Wakeman.

1. Statue of Justice
2. Crime of Passion
3. Chamber of Horrors
4. Birdman of Alcatraz
5. The Breathalyser
6. Judas Iscariot

In November 1977.

In November 1977, “Vertigo” label released “Rockin’ All Over the World”, the tenth Status Quo studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Studio Bohus” in Sweden, and was produced by Pip Williams.

Personnel:

  • Francis Rossi– guitar, vocals
  • Rick Parfitt– guitar, vocals
  • Alan Lancaster– bass, vocals
  • John Coghlan– drums
  • Andy Bown– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Frank Ricotti- percussion

Track listing:

  1. Hard Time – Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt
  2. Can’t Give You More – Francis Rossi, Bob Young
  3. Let’s Ride – Alan Lancaster
  4. Baby Boy – Francis Rossi, Bob Young
  5. You Don’t Own Me – Alan Lancaster, Mick Green
  6. Rockers Rollin’ – Rick Parfitt, Jackie Lynton
  7. Rockin’ All Over the World – John Fogerty
  8. Who Am I – Pip Williams, Peter Hutchins
  9. Too Far Gone – Alan Lancaster
  10. For You – Rick Parfitt
  11. Dirty Water – Francis Rossi, Bob Young
  12. Hold You Back – Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Bob Young

In August 1973.

In August 1973, “Columbia” label released “No Sweat”, the sixth Blood, Sweat & Tears studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City and “Trident Studios”in London, and was produced by Steve Tyrell.

  • Personnel:
    Jerry Fisher – vocals
  • Dave Bargeron- trombone, tuba, bass trombone, baritone horn, background vocals
  • Bobby Colomby- drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Jim Fielder- bass, background vocals
  • Lou Marini- woodwinds
  • Lew Soloff- trumpet
  • Tom Malone– trumpet, ARP, 12-String fiddle
  • Georg Wadenius– guitar, background vocals
  • Larry Willis– keyboards
  • Paul Buckmaster– synthesizer, ARP, horn arrangements, string arrangements, string conductor
  • David Hentschel– synthesizer, ARP
  • Steve Katz– guitar
  • Chuck Winfield – trumpet, flugelhorn, French horn
  • Jimmy Maelen, Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • Joshie Armstead, Valerie Simpson, Maretha Stewart – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Roller Coaster – Mark James
  2. Save Our Ship – Georg Wadenius, Cynthia Weil
  3. Django (An Excerpt) – John Lewis
  4. Rosemary – Randy Newman
  5. Song for John – Lou Marini
  6. Almost Sorry – Jeff Kent, Doug Lubahn
  7. Back Up Against the Wall – Buddy Buie, James Cobb
  8. Hip Pickles – Lou Marini
  9. My Old Lady – Georg Wadenius, Cynthia Weil
  10. Empty Pages – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
  11. Mary Miles – Michael Rabon
  12. Inner Crisis – Larry Willis

 

In June 1979.

In June 1979 “United Artists” label released “Night Owl”, the third Gerry Rafferty album. It was recorded 1978–1979, at “Chipping Norton Recording Studios” and “Lansdowne Recording Studios”, and was produced by Hugh Murphy and Gerry Rafferty.

Personnel:

  • Gerry Rafferty – vocals, acoustic guitar, polymoog, piano
  • John Kirkpatrick– accordion
  • Richard Thompson– guitar, mandolin
  • Barbara Dickson– background vocals
  • Richard Harvey– organ, synthesiser, recorder, penny whistle
  • Richard Brunton – guitar
  • Hugh Burns – guitar
  • Betsy Cook– background vocals
  • Tommy Eyre– synthesiser, piano
  • Liam Genockey– drums
  • Graham Preskett – violin, fiddle, mandolin, piano
  • Raphael Ravenscroft– saxophone, lyricon
  • Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • Linda Thompson– background vocals
  • Pete Wingfield– organ
  • Gary Taylor – bass, vocals
  • Patrick(John Byrne) – front cover painting

Track listing:

All tracks by Gerry Rafferty.

  1. Days Gone Down (Still Got the Light in Your Eyes)
  2. Night Owl
  3. The Way That You Do It
  4. Why Won’t You Talk To Me?
  5. Get It Right Next Time
  6. Take the Money and Run
  7. Family Tree
  8. Already Gone
  9. The Tourist
  10. It’s Gonna Be a Long Night

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.

Personnel:

  • 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