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In December 1975.

In December 1975, “Island” label released “Short Cut Draw Blood”, the third Jim Capaldi studio album. It was recorded 1974 – 1975, at “Muscle Shoals Sound Studio” in Sheffield, “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Steve Smith, Jim Capaldi and Chris Blackwell.

Personnel:

  • Jim Capaldi- vocals, drums, percussion, drum machine
  • Jess Roden – guitar
  • Paul Kossoff – guitar
  • Chris Spedding – guitar
  • Pete Carr – guitar
  • Ray Allen – saxophone, percussion
  • Steve Winwood- guitar, organ, piano, bass, Mellotron, harpsichord
  • Chris Wood- flute
  • Remi Kabaka– drums, percussion
  • Rebop Kwaku Baah– percussion
  • John “Rabbit” Bundrick- piano, clavinet
  • Phil Chen– bass
  • Rosko Gee – bass
  • Jean Roussel – piano
  • Gerry Conway – drums
  • Jimmy Johnson- guitar, horn arrangements
  • Peter Yarrow- acoustic guitar
  • Barry Beckett- piano, organ
  • Rico Rodriguez – trombone
  • David Hood– bass
  • Roger Hawkins- drums, spoons
  • Muscle Shoals Horns- horns
  • Harry Robinson – string arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Capaldi, except where noted.

  1. Goodbye Love
  2. It’s All Up to You
  3. Love Hurts – Boudleaux Bryant
  4. Johnny Too Bad – The Slickers
  5. Short Cut Draw Blood
  6. Living on a Marble
  7. Boy With A Problem
  8. Keep On Trying
  9. Seagull
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On December 1, 2017.

On December 1, 2017, “Interscope” and “Island” labels released “Songs of Experience”, the fourteenth U2 studio album. It was recorded 2014 – 2017, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, “The Garage” in Topanaga, California, “Shangri-La”, “The Woodshed”, ”Waterloo Studios” and “Neptune Valley” in Los Angeles, “Strathmore House” in Killiney, Ireland, “Hanover Quay” and “Windmill Lane Studios” in  Dublin, “Uno Mas Studio” in Brentwood, Tennessee, “The Church Studios” in London, and was produced by Jacknife Leeand Ryan Tedder, Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow, Jolyon Thomas, Brent Kutzle, Paul Epworth, Danger Mouse, and Declan Gaffney. The album was certified Platinum in France by “SNEP”, and Platinum in Italy by “FIMI”.

Personnel:

  • Bono– vocals
  • The Edge– vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Adam Clayton– bass guitar
  • Larry Mullen Jr.– drums, percussion
  • Andy Barlow– additional keyboards, programming, sound design,  engineering, mixing
  • Jacknife Lee– additional keyboards, additional guitar, programming, keyboards, additional backing vocals, mixing, engineering
  • Haim– additional backing vocals
  • Ryan Tedder– programming, additional background vocals, keyboards, additional guitar
  • Brent Kutzle– programming, keyboards, additional keyboards, additional guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Davide Rossi– strings
  • Kendrick Lamar– outro, intro
  • Goshua Usov – additional keyboards
  • Jolyon Thomas – additional guitar, additional keyboards
  • Brandon Collins – string arrangement
  • Amy Helman – violins
  • Avery Bright – violins
  • Betsy Lamb – viola
  • Paul Nelson – cello
  • Noel Zancanella – additional programming
  • Nate Lotz – additional percussion
  • Lady Gaga– background vocals
  • Steve Wilmot – additional percussion
  • Declan Gaffney – additional keyboards
  • Julian Lennon– additional background vocals
  • Andrew Taggart– additional keyboards
  • Paul Epworth– programming, additional keyboards
  • Dawn Kenny – additional credit
  • Steve Lillywhite– mixing
  • Alex Bailey – mixing assistance, engineering assistance
  • Matt Bishop – engineering, mixing assistance
  • Tyler Spry, Drew Bang, Rich Rich, Matt Wiggins  – engineering
  • Dave “Squirrel” Covell, Barry McCready – engineering assistance
  • Matt Bishop, Matty Green – engineering, mixing assistance
  • Christopher Henry – additional engineering, engineering assistance
  • Richard Rainey, Greg Clooney, Doug Sarrett – additional engineering
  • Gosha Usov, Alan Kelly, Aleks Von Korff – engineering assistance
  • Kelana, Tom Elmhirst – mixing
  • Brandon Bost – mixing assistance, engineering
  • Declan Gaffney –  engineering, additional mixing

Track listing:

All lyrics by Bono; all music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr, except where noted.

  1. Love Is All We Have Left
  2. Lights of Home – Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.,Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim, Ariel Rechtshaid
  3. You’re the Best Thing About Me
  4. Get Out of Your Own Way
  5. American Soul
  6. Summer of Love
  7. Red Flag Day
  8. The Showman (Little More Better)
  9. The Little Things That Give You Away
  10. Landlady
  11. The Blackout
  12. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
  13. 13 (There Is a Light)

On November 22, 1978.

On November 22, 1978, “Island” label released “Teenage Depression”, the debut Eddie and the Hot Rods album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Jackson Studios” in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, and was produced by Ed Hollis and Vic Maile.

Personnel:

  • Barrie Masters – vocals
  • Paul Gray– bass, backing vocals
  • Steve Nicol – drums, backing vocals
  • Dave Higgs – guitar, backing vocals, piano
  • Michael Beal – art direction, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Higgs, except where noted.

  1. Get Across to You
  2. Why Can’t It Be?
  3. Show Me – Joe Tex
  4. All I Need Is Money
  5. Double Checkin’ Woman
  6. The Kids Are Alright – Pete Townshend
  7. Teenage Depression
  8. Horseplay (Wearier of the Schmaltz)
  9. Been So Long
  10. Shake – Sam Cooke
  11. On the Run

In November 1974.

In November 1974, “Island” label released “Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)”, the second Brian Eno album. It was recorded in September 1974, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Brian Eno.

Personnel:

  • Brian Eno– vocals, electronics, snake guitar, keyboards
  • Phil Manzanera– guitar, production assistance
  • Brian Turrington – bass guitar, piano
  • Freddie Smith – drums
  • Robert Wyatt– percussion, backing vocals
  • Portsmouth Sinfonia– strings
  • Randi and the Pyramids – chorus
  • The Simplistics – chorus
  • Andy Mackay– brass
  • Phil Collins– drums
  • Polly Eltes – vocals
  • Peter Schmidt– oblique strategies, album cover art
  • Rhett Davies– engineering
  • Robert Ash – engineering assistance
  • Denny Bridges (AIR) – audio engineering
  • Jon Walls (AIR) – engineering assistance
  • Nicholas Pearson – special aide
  • Bill Kelsey – special equipment
  • Simon Heyworth – mastering
  • David Hill – Ampex ATR 2Ch Tape playback with ARIA electronics
  • John Bonis – typography, lettering

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Eno, except where noted.

  1. Burning Airlines Give You So Much More
  2. Back in Judy’s Jungle
  3. The Fat Lady of Limbourg
  4. Mother Whale Eyeless
  5. The Great Pretender
  6. Third Uncle – Brian Eno, arranged by Brian Turrington
  7. Put a Straw Under Baby
  8. The True Wheel – Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera
  9. China My China
  10. Taking Tiger Mountain

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “island” label released “Babbacombe Lee”, the seventh Fairport Convention studio album. It was recorded August – September 1971, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by John Wood and Simon Nicol.

  • Simon Nicol– vocals, guitar, dulcimer
  • Dave Mattacks– drums, electric piano, harmonium
  • Dave Swarbrick– vocals, fiddle, mandolin
  • Dave Pegg– vocals, bass, mandolin
  • Trevor Lucas- rhythm guitar
  • Jerry Donahue- lead guitar
  • Sandy Denny– vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Simon Nicol, Dave Mattacks, Dave Swarbrick, Dave Pegg, Trevor Lucas and Jerry Donahue.

The album story is about the life of John “Babbacombe” Lee, murderer who was condemned to death but reprieved after the gallows failed on three occasions to work properly.

The tracks are listed episodically rather than as discrete tracks, reflecting the structure of the narrative.

  1. John’s reflection on his boyhood, his introduction to Miss Keyes and The Glen, his restlessness, and his struggles with his family, finally successful, to join the navy
  2. This was the happiest period in his life. All locked set fair for a career until he was stricken with sickness and invalided out of his chosen niche in life. Reluctantly and unhappily he turned to a number of menial occupations and finally returned to the services of Miss Keyes
  3. Tragedy now strikes hard. The world’s imagination is caught by the brutal senseless[ness] of the apparent criminal who slays his kind old mistress
  4. John was hardly more than a bewildered observer at his own trial, not being allowed to say more than a few words. The tides of fate wash him to the condemned cell where he waits three sad weeks for his last night on earth
  5. When it comes, he cannot sleep, but when he does, a strange, prophetic dream comes to him, and helps him to bear the strain of his next day’s ordeal as scaffold and its crew try in vain three times to take his life

 

 

In October 1980.

In October 1980, “Island” label released “Grace and Danger”, the tenth John Martyn studio album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Martin Levan.

Personnel:

  • John Martyn– vocals, guitar
  • Tommy Eyre- keyboards, synthesizers
  • John Giblin– bass
  • Phil Collins- drums, backing vocals
  • Dave Lawson – additional synthesizers
  • Mark Freegard- assistant engineer
  • Bruno Tilley – design
  • Sandy Porter – photography

Track lsiting:

All tracks by John Martyn except where noted.

  1. Some People Are Crazy
  2. Grace and Danger
  3. Lookin’ On
  4. Johnny Too Bad – The Slickers: Winston Bailey, Hylton Beckford, Derrick Crooks, Delroy Wilson; additional lyrics by John Martyn
  5. Sweet Little Mystery
  6. Hurt In Your Heart
  7. Baby Please Come Home
  8. Save Some (For Me)
  9. Our Love – John Martyn, Beverley Martyn

On October 6, 2017.

On October 6, 2017, “Island” label released “Raised Under Grey Skies”, the debut JP Cooper album It was recorded in 2017, and was produced by Mike Spencer, Hannah Vasanth, Crispin Hunt, Adam Bartlett, Two Inch Punch, Fred Ball, Jamie Hartman, David Pramik, Jon Hume, Hank Solo, Greg Wells and Wesley Muoria-Chaves.

Personnel:

  • JP Cooper – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, whistle
  • Adam Rust, Hannah Vasanth, Jamie Hartman – piano
  • Hannah Vasanth, Troy Miller – Hammond organ
  • Adam Rust, Crispin Hunt, Hank Solo – keyboards
  • Jon Hume – acoustic guitar
  • Math Allen – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jonathan Howard, Joseph Paul Murphy, Crispin Hunt – electric guitar
  • Adam Bartlett, Adam Rust, Crispin Hunt- bass
  • Andre Fisher, Fred Ball, Hank Solo – drums
  • Adam Bartlett, Crispin Hunt,Jonathan Howard – percussion
  • Anne Melita Beryl, Ben Cashell,Bryony James – cello
  • Dominic Moore, Emma Owens,Maxine Moore – viola
  • Anna Croad, Anna Phoebe,Charlotte Andrews- violin
  • Jonathan Howard, Joseph Paul Murphy – trumpet
  • Brenda Okioga, Ebony Frear,Elizabeth Komba– background vocals
  • Lasse Enersen – string arrangements
  • Darren Heelis, Jon Hume, Mike Spencer – drum programming

Track listing:

  1. We Were Raised Under Grey Skies – John Paul Cooper, Adriano Buffone
  2. September Song – John Paul Cooper, Teemu Brunila, Benjamin McIldowie, Jon Cobbe Hume
  3. Good Friend – John Paul Cooper, David Bayley, Andrew MacFarlane, Edmund Irwin-Singer Joe Seaward, Benjamin Ash, Frederik Ball
  4. All This Love – John Paul Cooper, Teemu Brunila
  5. The Only Reason – John Paul Cooper
  6. Passport Home – John Paul Cooper, Jamie Hartman
  7. She’s on My Mind – John Paul Cooper, Teemu Brunila, McIldowie Hume
  8. Wait – John Paul Cooper, Mark Taylor, Patrick Mascall
  9. Change – John Paul Cooper, Alex Smith
  10. Closer – John Paul Cooper, Joseph Murphy, Jonathan Howard
  11. Beneath The Streetlights And The Moon – John Paul Cooper, Greg Weels
  12. In the Silence – John Paul Cooper, Teemu Brunila
  13. Momma’s Players – John Paul Cooper, Vasanth Michael Omari Jr.