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On June 27, 1995.

On June 27, 1995, “Avex” label released “Mirror Mirror”, the eleventh and final 10cc album. It was recorded 1975, 1985, 1981, and was produced by Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman, Adrian Lee and Rod Gammons.

Personnel:

  • Eric Stewart — lead and backing vocals, lead guitar, keyboards, percussion
  • Graham Gouldman — lead and backing vocals, guitars, bass guitar, percussion, mandolin
  • Rick Fenn — lead guitar
  • Steve Pigott — keyboard, drum programming
  • Gary Wallis — drums, percussion
  • Kevin Godley — bass drum, musical box, backing vocals
  • Lol Creme — grand piano, backing vocals
  • Adrian Lee — bass, programming, arrangements, keyboard, brass section, percussion, accordion, vibes, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Paul McCartney — rhythm guitar, strings, electric piano, frogs, crickets, percussion
  • Andrew Gold — lead and backing vocals
  • Ian Thomas — drums
  • Gary Barnacle — saxophone
  • Peter Thoms — trombone
  • Lise Aferiat, Nicola Burton – violin
  • Chris Goldscheider – viola
  • Patrick Jones – cello
  • Andrew Hines – cello

Track listing:

  1. Yvonne’s the One – Paul McCartney, Eric Stewart
  2. Code of Silence – Eric Stewart
  3. Blue Bird – Graham Gouldman
  4. Age of Consent – Eric Stewart
  5. Take This Woman – Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldon
  6. The Monkey and the Onion – Graham Gouldman, Tim Rice
  7. Everything Is Not Enough – Eric Stewart
  8. Ready to Go Home – Andrew Gold, Graham Gouldman
  9. Grow Old with Me – Graham Gouldman
  10. Margo Wants the Mustard – Eric Stewart
  11. Peace in Our Time – Graham Gouldman, Steve Pigott
  12. Why Did I Break Your Heart – Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
  13. Now You’re Gone – Graham Gouldman
  14. I’m Not in Love (acoustic version 95’) – Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman

On May 15, 2007.

On May 15, 2007, “Geffen” label released “Release the Stars”, the fifth Rufus Wainwright studio album. It was recorded in 2006, at “Second Story” and “Legacy” in New York City, “Brooklyn Recording” in Brooklyn, “Saal 4” in Berlin, “Strongroom” and “Angel Recording Studio” in London, and was produced by Rufus Wainwright.

Personnel:

  • Rufus Wainwright – vocals, piano, acoustic and nylon guitar, percussion, string arrangement, piano arrangement, horn arrangement, orchestral arrangement
  • Neil Tennant – keyboards, synthesizer, loops, samples, vibes, breathing, backing vocals, executive producer
  • Kate McGarrigle – piano
  • John Medeski – piano
  • Jorg Sandnar – piano
  • Rob Burger – organ
  • Jason Hart – organ, backing vocals
  • Rachelle Garniez – claviola, accordion
  • Richard Thompson – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jack Petruzzelli – acoustic and electric guitar, banjo,. backing vocals
  • Joan Wasser – electric guitar, violin, backing vocals
  • Smokey Hormel – guitar
  • Gerry Leonard – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Julianna Raye – tambourine, backing vocals
  • Brad Albetta – bass guitar
  • Tony Scherr – upright bass
  • Jeff Hill – electric bass, bass guitar, upright bass, backing vocals
  • Larry Mullins – shaker, triangle, timpani, cymbals, tambourine, vibes, piano percussion, bass drum, tabla, bongos, bells, cowbells, castanets, woodblock, fish, marimba, glockenspiel
  • Matt Johnson – drums, percussion, recorder, backing vocals
  • Ian Thomas – drums
  • Kenny Wollesen – drums
  • London Session Orchestra – strings
  • Gabriel Adorjan – violin
  • Rachel Rilling – violin
  • Raphael Sachs – viola
  • David Adorjan – cello
  • Ronith Mues – harp
  • Carl Albach – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Steven Bernstein – trumpet, conducting, horn arrangement
  • Ozan Cakar – French horn
  • John Chudoba – trumpet
  • Barry Danielian – trumpet
  • Dominic Derasse – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Dave Trigg – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Florian Dorpholz – trumpet
  • Raphael Mentzen – trumpet
  • Pirmin Grehl – flute
  • Paul Shapiro – tenor saxophone 
  • Briggan Krauss – baritone saxophone 
  • Dan Levine – trombone
  • Louis Schwadron – French horn
  • Siân Phillips – spoken word
  • Anna Prohaska – vocals
  • Lucy Roche – backing vocals
  • Teddy Thompson – backing vocals
  • Martha Wainwright – backing vocals
  • Lygia Forrest – backing vocals
  • Jenni Muldaur – backing vocals
  • Sharon Jones – backing vocals
  • Marius de Vries – programming, conducting, breathing
  • Jason Boshoff – programming
  • Tom Stephan – additional programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Rufus Wainwright.

  1. Do I Disappoint You
  2. Going to a Town
  3. Tiergarten
  4. Nobody’s Off the Hook
  5. Between My Legs
  6. Rules and Regulations
  7. Not Ready to Love
  8. Slideshadow
  9. Tulsa
  10. Leaving for Paris N° 2
  11. Sanssouci
  12. Release the Stars

On December 3, 2012.

On December 3, 2012, “4AD” label released “Bish Bosch”, the fourteenth and the final studio Scott Walker album. It was recorded in 2012, and was produced by Scott Walker and Peter Walsh.

Personnel:

  • Scott Walker – vocals, electric guitar, keyboards, percussion
  • Hugh Burns – acoustic and electric guitar, electric baritone guitar, e-bow guitar, dobro, ukulele, Hawaiian pedal steel
  • James Stevenson – electric guitar, electric baritone guitar, mando guitar,
  • Alasdair Malloy – percussion, tuned gongs, machetes
  • Mark Warman – keyboards, drum programming, tuned gongs, handclaps, machetes
  • Peter Walsh – keyboards FX, drum programming, finger snaps
  • Ian Thomas – drums
  • John Giblin – bass, double bass
  • Paul Willey – violin harmonics
  • Michael Laird – Rams horns
  • Pete Long – baritone saxophone, tuba
  • BJ Cole – Hawaiian pedal steel
  • Guy Barker – trumpet
  • Tom Rees – trumpet
  • Andrew McDonnell – Lo Rumbles & White Noise

Track listing:

All tracks by Scott Walker.

  1. See You Don’t Bump His Head
  2. Corps De Blah
  3. Phrasing
  4. SDSS1416+13B (Zercon, A Flagpole Sitter)
  5. Epizootics!
  6. Dimple
  7. Tar
  8. Pilgrim
  9. The Day The ‘Conducator’ Died (An Xmas Song)

On May 8, 1995.

On May 8, 1995, “Fontana” label released “Tilt”, the twelve Scott Walker studio album. It was recorded 1994 – 1995, at “RAK Studios” and “Townhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by Peter Walsh and Scott Walker. The album is the first installment of a “trilogy” with The Drift (2006) and Bish Bosch (2012).

Personnel:

  • Scott Walker – vocals, guitar, whistles
  • Ian Thomas – drums, military bass drum and cymbals
  • John Giblin– bass
  • Brian Gascoigne – keyboards
  • David Rhodes– guitars
  • Hugh Burns – guitar
  • Alasdair Malloy – percussion
  • Louis Jardim– percussion
  • Jonathan Snowden – flutes
  • Andy Findon – bass flute
  • Jim Gregory – bass flute
  • Roy Jowitt – clarinet
  • Roy Carter – oboe
  • Peter Walsh– prog bass drum, whistles
  • Andrew Cronshaw – horns, reeds, concertina, Ba-wu flute
  • Elizabeth Kenny – chitarrone
  • Brian Gascoigne – woodwind orchestration ,organ and celeste of the Methodist Central Hall
  • Colin Pulbrook – Hammond organ
  • Greg Knowles – cimbalom
  • Jonathan Snowden – piccolo
  • John Barclay – trumpets
  • Strings of Sinfonia of London, arranged and conducted by Brian Gascoigne

Track listing:

All tracks by Scott Walker (N. S. Engel) .

  1. Farmer in the City (Remembering Pasolini)
  2. The Cockfighter
  3. Bouncer See Bouncer…
  4. Manhattan
  5. Face on Breast
  6. Bolivia ‘95
  7. Patriot (A single)
  8. Tilt
  9. Rosary

On October 17, 1994.

On October 17, 1994, “EMI” label released “Change We Must”, the seventh Jon Anderson album. It was recorded 1993 – 1994, and was produced by Jon Anderson and Tim Handley.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson – vocals, orchestrations
  • Matt Clifford – keyboards, orchestration
  • Opio Singers Choir
  • Nick Ingram – orchestration
  • Ian Thomas – drums
  • Milton McDonald – guitar
  • Steve Pearce – bass
  • Toby Alington – synthesizers
  • Gwendolyn Mok – piano
  • Geoffrey Alexander – orchestration
  • Sandrine Piau – vocals
  • Tim Handley – orchestration
  • Jade Anderson– vocals
  • Christopher Warren-Green, Rosie Furness, Roger Chase, Steve Trees, Jonathan Williams – string quartet
  • Skalia Kanga – harp
  • Nadya – Sun Chant

Track listing:

  1. State of Independence – Jon Anderson, Vangelis
  2. Shaker Loops – lyrics by Jon Anderson, music by John Adams
  3. Hearts – Chris Squire, Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin
  4. Alive & Well – David Tolley, Jon Anderson
  5. The Kiss – Jon Anderson, Vangelis
  6. Chagall Duet – Jon Anderson
  7. Run On, Jon – David Tolley, Jon Anderson
  8. Candle Song – Jon Anderson, Vangelis
  9. A View from the Coppice – David Tolley, Jon Anderson
  10. Hurry Home – Jon Anderson
  11. Under the Sun – Jon Anderson
  12. Change We Must – Jon Anderson, Vangelis

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”.

Personnel:

  • 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.

Personnel:

  • 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.

Personnel:

  • 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.

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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.

Personnel:

  • 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.

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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.

Personnel:

  • 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