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On September 3, 1990.

On September 3, 1990, “Columbia” label released “Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1”, the second George Michael album. It was recorded December 1988-July 1990, and was produced by George Michael. The album won the “Best British Album” award at the 1991 “BRIT Awards”. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in France by “SNEP’; Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; 4 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI”, and 2 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.


  • George Michael – drums, percussion, guitars, bass, keyboards, horn arrangements
  • Chris Porter – mix engineer
  • Danny Cummings – drums, percussion
  • Ian Thomas – drums, percussion
  • Deon Estus– bass
  • Phil Palmer– guitar
  • Chris Cameron – keyboards, horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Anthony Patler – keyboards
  • Andy Hamilton– saxophone
  • Pete Gleadall – MIDIsequencing and programming
  • Bradford Branson – inner photography

Track listing:

All tracks by George Michael, except where noted.

  1. Praying for Time
  2. Freedom! 90
  3. They Won’t Go When I Go – Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright
  4. Something to Save
  5. Cowboys and Angels
  6. Waiting for That Day – George Michael, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  7. Mother’s Pride
  8. Heal the Pain
  9. Soul Free
  10. Waiting (Reprise)



In August 1982.

In August 1982, “Columbia” label released “Shangó”, the twelfth Santana studio album. It was recorded in 1982, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk, John Ryan, Carlos Santana and Gregg Rolie.


  • Carlos Santana– guitar, vocals
  • Alex Ligertwood– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Richard Baker – keyboards
  • Gregg Rolie– organ, vocals
  • David Margen – bass
  • Graham Lear– drums
  • Armando Peraza– congas, bongos, vocals
  • Raul Rekow – congas, vocals
  • Orestes Vilató– timbales, vocals
  • Bill Szymczyk– arranger, engineer, mixing
  • John Ryan – arranger
  • Jim Gaines, Will Herold, Ben King – engineer
  • Maureen Droney – assistant engineer
  • Ray Etzler – director
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Richard Stutting – art direction, design
  • Guido Harari – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Nile – Carlos Santana, Alex Ligertwood, Gregg Rolie
  2. Hold On – Ian Thomas
  3. Night Hunting Time – Paul Brady
  4. Nowhere to Run – Russ Ballard
  5. Nueva York- Carlos Santana, Graham Lear, Raul Rekow, Armando Peraza, Alex Ligertwood, Richard Baker, David Margen, Orestes Vilato, Gregg Rolie
  6. Oxun (Oshūn) – Carlos Santana, Alex Ligertwood, Gregg Rolie, Graham Lear, Armando Peraza, Raul Rekow, Orestes Vilato
  7. Body Surfing – Carlos Santana, Alex Ligertwood
  8. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) – Johnny Bristol, Vernon Bullock, Harvey Fuqua
  9. Let Me Inside – Carlos Santana, Solberg
  10. Warrior – David Margen, Richard Baker, Alex Ligertwood, Carlos Santana
  11. Shangó – Raul Rekow, Orestes Vilato, Armand Peraza

On June 7, 2004.

On June 7, 2004, “Virgin” label released “Rewired”, the sixth Mike + The Mechanics  studio album. It was recorded 2003-2004 at “Fisher Lane Farm Studios” and “Abbey Road Studios”, and was produced by Mike Rutherford and  Peter Van Hooke.


  • Mike Rutherford– guitar, bass guitar, programming
  • Paul Carrack– vocals, keyboards, guitar, drums
  • Robbie McIntosh– guitar
  • Ian Thomas – drums
  • Neil Wilkinson – drums
  • Peter Van Hooke– drums
  • Sharon Woolf, Lisa Law, Paul McGee, Owen Paul McGee, Ricky Hanley, Rupert Cobb, Andrea Hunnisett – backing vocals
  • Will Bates – programming, additional production
  • Rupert Cobb, Ashley Clarke – programming
  • Mixes engineered by Graham Bonnett
  • Vocals engineered by Nick Davis
  • Mastered by Tim Young, Ian Cooper

Track listing:

  1. One Left Standing – Paul Carrack, Mike Rutherford, Sharon Woolf
  2. If I Were You – Paul Carrack, A. Robertson, Mike Rutherford
  3. Perfect Child – Paul Carrack, A. Robertson, Mike Rutherford
  4. Rewired – Will Bates, Paul Carrack, Mike Rutherford
  5. I Don’t Want It All – Paul Carrack, Mike Rutherford
  6. How Can I? – Paul Carrack, Mike Rutherford
  7. Falling – Paul Carrack, Mike Rutherford, Sharon Woolf
  8. Somewhere Along The Line – Paul Carrack, A. Robertson, Mike Rutherford
  9. Underscore – Will Bates, Paul Carrack, Mike Rutherford


On May 8, 2006.


On May 8, 2006, “4AD” label released “The Drift”, the thirteenth Scott Walker studio album. It was recorded June 2004 – November 2005, at “Metropolis Studios” and “Chiswick” and “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Scott Walker and Peter Walsh. The album artwork was by Vaughan Oliver at “v23” with assistance from Chris Bigg and photography by Marc Atkins.


  • Scott Walker – vocals, guitar, harmonica, sax, sound treatment
  • Hugh Burns – guitar
  • Ian Thomas – drums
  • Mark Warman – keyboards,  orchestration,  conducting,  percussion,  woodwind, sound treatment
  • Philip Sheppard– orchestration, conducting, cello
  • Alasdair Malloy – percussion, drums
  • John Giblin– bass
  • Steve Pearce – bass
  • Peter Walsh– sound treatment, sitar, percussion
  • Andrew Cronshaw – woodwind, concertina
  • James Stevenson– guitar
  • Brian Gascoigne – keyboards, sound treatment
  • Thomas Bowes – violin
  • Vanessa Contenay-Quinones– vocals
  • Beverly Foster – voice
  • Pete Long – sax
  • Rohan Onraet – percussion
  • Lucy Painter – vocals
  • Rebecca Painter – vocals
  • Ralph Warman – vocals
  • Derek Watkins– flugelhorn

Track listing:

All tracks by Scott Walker, except “Psoriatic” by Scott Walker, Bob Carleton

  1. Cossacks Are
  2. Clara
  3. Jesse
  4. Jolson and Jones
  5. Cue
  6. Hand Me Up
  7. Buzzers
  8. Psoriatic
  9. The Escape
  10. A Lover Loves

On April 7, 1986.


On April 7, 1986, “RCA / Ariola” label released “Animal Magic”, the second Blow Monkeys album. It was recorded 1985 – 1986, and was produced by Peter Wilson, Dr. Robert and Adam Moseley.


  • Dr Robert: words& music; vocals; electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Neville Henry: tenor saxophone, alto saxophone
  • Mick Anker: bass, double bass
  • Tony Kiley: drums
  • Dixie Peach, Morris Michael: background vocals
  • Sylvia Mason-James: background vocals
  • Mary Cassidy: background vocals
  • Bernita Turner: background vocals
  • Yogi: background vocals
  • Morris Michael: background vocals
  • Vicky St. James: background vocals
  • Luís Jardim: percussion
  • Peter Wilson: keyboards, honk box, brassarrangement, string machine, Hammond organ, barroom piano & background vocals
  • Eek-A-Mouse: vocals
  • Guy Barker: trumpet
  • Morris Micheals: background vocals
  • Joe Brown: slide guitar
  • The Demon Barbers: background vocals
  • Mickey Finn: bongos
  • Dick Morrissey: Soprano saxophone
  • Peter Wilson: stringarrangement
  • Michael Baker: mixing, recording
  • John Mealing: string arrangement
  • Axel Kroell: drumprogramming
  • Mainartery: art direction& design
  • Ian Thomas: photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Dr. Robert.

  1. Digging Your Scene
  2. Animal Magic
  3. Wicked Ways
  4. Sweet Murder
  5. Aeroplane City Lovesong
  6. I Nearly Died Laughing
  7. Don’t Be Scared of Me
  8. Burn the Rich
  9. I Backed a Winner (in You)
  10. Forbidden Fruit
  11. Heaven Is a Place I’m Moving To


On March 16, 2015.

Mark Knopfler-Tracker

On March 16, 2015, “Mercury” label released “Tracker”, the eighth Mark Knopfler solo studio album. It was recorded in 2014, at “British Grove Studios” and was produced by Mark Knopfler and Guy Fletcher.


  • Mark Knopfler – vocals, guitars
  • Guy Fletcher– keyboards, vocals
  • Bruce Molsky– fiddle, rhythm guitar, banjo
  • John McCusker– fiddle, cittern
  • Mike McGoldrick– whistle, wooden flute
  • Phil Cunningham– accordion
  • Glenn Worf– bass
  • Ian Thomas – drums
  • Nigel Hitchcock– saxophone
  • Tom Walsh – trumpet
  • Ruth Moody– vocals
  • Richard Ford– sleeve notes

Track listing:

  1. Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes
  2. Basil
  3. River Towns
  4. Skydiver
  5. Mighty Man
  6. Broken Bones
  7. Long Cool Girl
  8. Lights of Taormina
  9. Silver Eagle
  10. Beryl
  11. Wherever I Go