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On September 20, 2010.

On September 20, 2010, “Columbia” label released “Postcards from a Young Man”, the tenth Manic Street Preachers studio album. It was recorded October 2009 – June 2010, at “Faster Studio” in Cardiff, Wales, and was produced by James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire, Sean Moore, Dave Eringa and Loz Williams.

Personnel:

  • James Dean Bradfield– lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, mandola
  • Nicky Wire– bass guitar, acoustic guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Sean Moore– drums, percussion, trumpet
  • Ian McCulloch– co-lead vocals
  • John Cale– keyboards, noise
  • Duff McKagan– bass guitar
  • Loz Williams – piano, Hammond organ, mellotron
  • Nick Naysmith – piano, Hammond organ
  • Catrin Wyn Southall – vocal arrangement, backing vocals
  • Melissa Henry, Osian Rowlands, Gareth Treseder, Fflur Rowlands, Roland George, Aled Powys Williams – backing vocals
  • Andy Walters – string arrangement, strings
  • Joanna Walters, Carly Worsford, Bernard Kane, Simon Howes, Nathan Stone, Richard Phillips, Claudine Liddington – strings
  • Chris Lord-Alge, Tom Elmhirst– mixing
  • Dave Eringa– engineering, mixing
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Loz Williams – engineering

Track listing:

All lyrics by Nicky Wire; all music by James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore, except where noted.

  1. (It’s Not War) Just the End of Love
  2. Postcards from a Young Man
  3. Some Kind of Nothingness – Wire
  4. The Descent (Pages 1 & 2)
  5. Hazelton Avenue
  6. Auto-Intoxication
  7. Golden Platitudes
  8. I Think I Found It – James Dean Bradfield
  9. A Billion Balconies Facing the Sun
  10. All We Make Is Entertainment
  11. The Future Has Been Here 4Ever
  12. Don’t be Evil
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On September 20, 2005.

On September 20, 2005, “Cooking Vinyl” label released “Siberia”, the tenth Echo & the Bunnymen studio album. It was recorded in 2005, and was produced by Hugh Jones.

Personnel:

  • Ian McCulloch- guitar, vocals
  • Will Sergeant- lead guitar
  • Peter Wilkinson – bass
  • Paul Fleming– keyboards
  • Simon Finley – drums
  • Hillary Browning – cello
  • Kate Evans, Martin Richardson – violin
  • John Robert Shepley – viola
  • Mimi McCulloch – tambourine

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant.

  1. Stormy Weather
  2. All Because of You Days
  3. Parthenon Drive
  4. In the Margins
  5. Of a Life
  6. Make Us Blind
  7. Everything Kills You
  8. Siberia
  9. Sideways Eight
  10. Scissors in the Sand
  11. What If We Are?

On July 6, 1987.

On July 6, 1987, “WEA” label released the fifth, self-titled Echo & the Bunnymen studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “Conny’s Studio” in Cologne,  “ICP” in Brussels, “The Workhouse” in London, “Amazon Studios” in Liverpool, and was produced by Laurie Latham, Gil Norton, Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant, Les Pattinson and Pete de Freitas.

Personnel:

  • Ian McCulloch– lead vocals, guitar, piano
  • Will Sergeant– guitar
  • Les Pattinson– bass guitar
  • Pete de Freitas– drums
  • Henry Priestman– keyboards
  • Jake Brockman– keyboards
  • Ray Manzarek– keyboards
  • Stephen Morris– drums
  • Bruce Lampcov – mixing
  • Alex Haas – mixing assistant
  • Don Rodenbach – mixing assistant
  • Paul Gomersall, Stuart Barry – engineering
  • Brian Gardner– mastering
  • Anton Corbijn– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch and Les Pattinson except where noted.

  1. The Game
  2. Over You
  3. Bedbugs and Ballyhoo – Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Henry Pattinson, Pete de Freitas
  4. All in Your Mind – Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Henry Pattinson, Pete de Freitas
  5. Bombers Bay
  6. Lips Like Sugar
  7. Lost and Found
  8. New Direction
  9. Satellite – Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Henry Pattinson, Pete de Freitas
  10. All My Life

 

On July 18, 1980.

Echo_&_the_Bunnymen - Crocodiles

On July 18, 1980, “Korova” label released “Crocodiles”, the debut Echo & the Bunnymen album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Eden Studios” in London and “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales, and was produced by Bill Drummond, David Balfe in Ian Broudie. The album cover photograph was by Brian Griffin. In 1993, “NME” ranked “Crocodiles at number 28 on its list of the “50 Greatest Albums of the 1980s”; in 2006, “Uncut” magazine ranked the album at number 69 on its list of the “100 Greatest Debut Albums”

Personnel:

  • Ian McCulloch– vocals, guitar, piano
  • Will Sergeant– lead guitar
  • Les Pattinson– bass
  • Pete de Freitas– drums
  • David Balfe– keyboards
  • Rod Houison– engineer
  • Dan Hersch – remastering
  • Bill Butt – insert photography

Track listing:.

All tracks by Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson and Pete de Freitas except where noted.

  1. Going Up
  2. Stars Are Stars
  3. Pride
  4. Monkeys
  5. Crocodiles
  6. Rescue
  7. Villiers Terrace
  8. Pictures on My Wall – Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson
  9. All That Jazz
  10. Happy Death Men

 

 

On May 30, 1981.

Heaven Up Here

On May 30, 1981, “Korova” label released “Heaven Up Here”, the second Echo & the Bunnymen album. It was recorded in March 1981, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales, and was produced by Hugh Jones and Echo &The Bunnymen. The cover photograph was by Brian Griffin In 1981 ”Heaven Up Here” was voted “Best Dressed LP” and “Best Album” awards at the “NME Awards”. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 471 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Ian McCulloch– vocals, rhythm guitar, piano
  • Les Pattinson– bass
  • Pete de Freitas– drums
  • Will Sergeant– lead guitar
  • Leslie Penning – woodwind
  • Hugh Jones– producer, engineer
  • Martyn Atkins – album design
  • Brian Griffin – photography
  • Claes Neeb – engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson and Pete de Freitas.

  1. Show of Strength
  2. With a Hip
  3. Over the Wall
  4. It Was a Pleasure
  5. A Promise
  6. Heaven Up Here
  7. The Disease
  8. All My Colours
  9. No Dark Things
  10. Turquoise Days
  11. All I Want

 

On May 4, 1984.

Ocean rain

On May 4, 1984, “Korova” label released “Ocean Rain”, the fourth Echo & the Bunnymen studio album. It was recorded at “Studio des Dames” and “Studio Davout” in Paris, “Crescent Studio” in Bath, “Amazon Studios” in Liverpool, and was produced by Echo & the Bunnymen, Gil Norton and Henri Loustau. The album artwork was designed by Martyn Atkins and the photography was by Brian Griffin.

Personnel:

  • Ian McCulloch– vocals
  • Will Sergeant– guitar, harpsichord, sitar
  • Les Pattinson– bass
  • Pete de Freitas– drums
  • Adam Peters – piano, cello
  • Alan Perman – harpsichord
  • Luvan Kiem – clarinet
  • The Bunnymen– producer, mixing
  • Gil Norton– producer, engineer, mixing
  • Henri Loustau[51]– producer, engineer
  • Jean-Yves – assistant engineer
  • Adam Peters – orchestral arrangements
  • David Lord – recorded by (The Killing Moon)

Track listing:

All tracks by Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson and Pete de Freitas except where noted.

  1. Silver
  2. Nocturnal Me
  3. Crystal Days
  4. The Yo Yo Man
  5. Thorn of Crowns
  6. The Killing Moon
  7. Seven Seas
  8. My Kingdom
  9. Ocean Rain

On April 16, 1999.

What Are You

On April 16, 1999, “London” label released “What Are You Going to Do with Your Life?”, the eighth Echo & the Bunnymen studio album. It was recorded in 1998, and was produced by Echo & the Bunnymen, and Alan Douglas.

Personnel:

  • Ian McCulloch– vocals, guitar
  • Will Sergeant– lead guitar
  • Guy Pratt– bass
  • Jeremy Stacy – drums
  • Harry Morgan – percussion
  • Paul Williams – backing vocals
  • Les Pattinson– bass
  • Michael Lee– drums
  • London Metropolitan Orchestra– strings, woodwind, brass
  • Fun Lovin’ Criminals– guest musicians
  • Alan Douglas – producer,mixer, photography
  • Mark Stent– mixer
  • Nick Ingman– string arrangement
  • Ed Shearmur– string arrangement
  • Kevin Westenburg – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant.

  1. What Are You Going to Do with Your Life?
  2. Rust
  3. Get in the Car
  4. Baby Rain
  5. History Chimes
  6. Lost on You
  7. Morning Sun
  8. When It All Blows Over
  9. Fools Like Us