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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 February 26, 2013.

On February 26, 2013, “Eagle Records” label released “Spirits of the Western Sky”, the eight Justin Hayward album. It was recorded in Genoa, Italy, and in Nashville, and was produced by Justin Hayward and Albert Parodi.

Personnel:

  • Justin Hayward – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Frederic Arturi – keyboards
  • Lele Melotti – drums
  • Tracey Ackerman – background vocals
  • Kenny Loggins– vocals, guitar
  • Alberto Parodi – programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Justin Hayward, except where noted.

  1. In Your Blue Eyes
  2. One Day, Someday
  3. The Western Sky
  4. The Eastern Sun
  5. On The Road to Love – Justin Hayward, Kenny Loggins
  6. Lazy Afternoon
  7. In the Beginning
  8. It’s Cold Outside of Your Heart
  9. What You Resist Persists
  10. Broken Dream
  11. Captivated By You
  12. One Day, Someday – alternative extended version
  13. Rising
  14. Out There Somewhere
  15. Out There Somewhere – Raul Rincon remix

 

On May 9, 2006.

On May 9, 2006, “Vice Records” label released “Without Feathers”, the second  Stills album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, and was produced by Gus van Go.

Personnel:

  • Tim Fletcher– vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Olivier Corbeil – bass guitar, cowbell
  • Dave Hamelin– vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, drums, percussion, additional recording, mixing
  • Liam O’Neil– piano, organs, keyboards, saxophone, tambourine, vocals, additional recording
  • Melissa Auf der Maur, Mickey Heppner, Meghynn Norman– handclaps
  • Colin Brooks – drums
  • Chip – trumpet
  • Evan Cranley– trombone
  • Kevin Drew, Emily Haines, Elizabeth Powell– vocals
  • Eric Fares, Sam Roberts – acoustic guitar
  • Neil Johnson – saxophone
  • Alfie Jurvanen, Felix Trenton– guitar
  • Vincenzo Nudo – percussion
  • Adam “Bix” Berger – vocals, handclap
  • Gus van Go – backing vocals, percussion, cowbell, guitar, tambourine, handclaps, recording, mixing
  • Werner F. – mixing
  • Ryan Morey – mastering
  • Mathieu Roberge – handclaps, assistant engineer, handclaps
  • Rod Shearer – recording
  • Patrick Watson – additional recording
  • Cristophe Rihet – photography

Track listing:

  1. In the Beginning – Dave Hamelin
  2. The Mountain – Dave Hamelin, Liam O’Neil
  3. She’s Walking Out – Dave Hamelin, Liam O’Neil
  4. Helicopters – Tim Fletcher
  5. In the End – Dave Hamelin, Liam O’Neil
  6. Oh Shoplifter – Dave Hamelin
  7. Interlude – Tim Fletcher, Liam O’Neil
  8. Halo the Harpoons – Olivier Corbeil, Tim Fletcher
  9. It Takes Time – Dave Hamelin
  10. Destroyer – Dave Hamelin
  11. Baby Blues – Dave Hamelin
  12. The House We Live In – Dave Hamelin, Liam O’Neil

In November 1968.

In November 1968, “Warner Bros” label released “Astral Weeks”, the second Van Morrison studio album.It was recorded September – October at “Century Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Lewis Merenstein. In 1995 “Mojo” magazine ranked “Astral Weeks” at number two on its list of the greatest albums of all time; in 1998 it was voted the 9th greatest album of all time in a “Music of the Millennium” poll conducted by “HMV”, “Channel 4” and “The Guardian”; in 2000, “Q” magazine ranked it at number 6 on its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever”; in 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 19 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, and in 2006, “Time” magazine included “Astral Weeks” in its list of the “All-TIME 100 Albums”.

Personnel:

  • Van Morrison— vocals, acoustic guitar
  • John Payne — flute; soprano saxophone
  • Jay Berliner— classical and steel-string acoustic guitars
  • Richard Davis— double bass
  • Warren Smith, Jr.— percussion, vibraphone
  • Connie Kay— drums
  • Larry Fallon— string arrangements, conductor; harpsichord
  • Barry Kornfeld — acoustic guitar
  • Brooks Arthur — engineer
  • Ed Thrasher— art director
  • Joel Brodsky— photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison.

Part One: In The Beginning

  1. Astral Weeks
  2. Beside You
  3. Sweet Thing
  4. Cyprus Avenue

Part Two: Afterwards

  1. The Way Young Lovers Do
  2. Madame George
  3. Ballerina
  4. Slim Slow Slider

In August 1978.

In August 1978, “Jet” label released “Kingdom of Madness”, the debut Magnum studio album. It was recorded 1975 – 1978, at “De Lane Sea Studios” in London, and was produced by Jake Commander.

Personnel:

  • Bob Catley — vocals
  • Tony Clarkin – guitar
  • Wally Lowe – bass
  • Richard Bailey – keyboards, flute
  • Kex Gorin – drums
  • Dave Morgan – bass, vocals
  • Dick Plant, Barry Kidd, Dave Strickland- engineer
  • Kevin Metcalf – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony Clarkin.

  1. In the Beginning
  2. Baby Rock Me
  3. Universe
  4. Kingdom of Madness
  5. All That is Real
  6. Bringer
  7. Invasion
  8. Lords of Chaos
  9. All Come Together

On March 7, 1969.

From Genesis to Revelation

On March 7, 1969, “Decca” label released “From Genesis to Revelation”, the first Genesis album.  It was recorded in September 1968, and was produced by Jonathan King.

Personnel:

  • Peter Gabriel: lead vocals, flute
  • Tony Banks: Farfisa and Hammond organs, acoustic and electric pianos, backing vocals
  • Anthony Phillips: acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocals
  • Mike Rutherford: bass guitar, acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocals
  • John Silver: drums
  • Chris Stewart: drums
  • Strings and horns arranged and conducted by Arthur Greenslade and Lou Warburton

Track listing:

All tracks by Anthony Phillips, Michael Rutherford, Peter Gabriel and Anthony Banks.

  1. Where the Sour Turns to Sweet
  2. In the Beginning
  3. Fireside Song
  4. The Serpent
  5. Am I Very Wrong
  6. In the Wilderness
  7. The Conqueror
  8. In Hiding
  9. One Day
  10. Window
  11. In Limbo
  12. Silent Sun
  13. A Place to Call My Own