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On December 28, 2009.

On December 28, 2009, “Island” label released the debut Codeine Velvet Club studio album. It was recorded in 2009, at “Terminal Music”, “Playground Studios” in Glasgow, “Angel Studios” in London, and was produced by Jon Lawler and Stuart McCreadie.

Personnel:

  • Jon Lawler– guitar, bass, vocals
  • Lou Hickey– vocals
  • Ross McFarlane – drums
  • Affy Ahmad – drums
  • Helen MacLeod – harp
  • Gospel Truth Choir
  • Ed McFarlane – double bass
  • Mick Cooke – trumpet
  • Allan Cuthbertson – piano
  • Will Foster– keys
  • Lewis Gordon – bass
  • Rick Wentworth – conductor
  • Perry Montague-Mason – string leader
  • Derek Watkins– trumpet
  • Mark Nightingale – trombone
  • Mick Cooke – archestral arrangements
  • Tony Hoffer- mixing
  • Stuart McCredie – engineer
  • Niall McMenamin – engineer assistant
  • Ian Cooper – mastering
  • Lucy Whalley – assistant musicians’ contractor
  • Grant @ Infinite Thrill – design, logo, photography
  • Jay Brooks – band portrait

Track listing:

  1. Hollywood – Jon Lawler, Lou Hickey
  2. Vanity Kills – Jon Lawler, Lou Hickey
  3. Time – Jon Lawler, Lou Hickey
  4. The Black Roses – Jon Lawler, Lou Hickey
  5. Little Sister – Jon Lawler
  6. Nevada – Jon Lawler, Will Foster
  7. Reste Avec Moi – Jon Lawler, Lou Hickey
  8. I Would Send You Roses – Jon Lawler
  9. Like a Full Moon – Jon Lawler
  10. Begging Bowl Blues – Jon Lawler
  11. I Am the Resurrection (bonus track) – Ian Brown, John Squire

 

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In December 1975.

In December 1975, “Island” label released “Evening Star”, the second Robert Fripp and Brian Eno studio album. It was recorded 1974 – 1975, and was produced by Robert Fripp and Brian Eno. The album’s cover was a painting by Peter Schmidt.

Personnel:

  • Robert Fripp– guitar
  • Brian Eno– tape loops, synthesizer, piano
  • Peter Schmidt– cover painting

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Eno and Robert Fripp, except where noted.

  1. Wind on Water
  2. Evening Star
  3. Evensong
  4. Wind on Wind – Brian Eno
  5. An Index of Metals

In December 1969.

In December 1969, “Island” label released “Ceremony”, album by Spooky Tooth and Pierre Henry. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Pierre Henry, Mike Harrison, Gary Wright, Luther Grosvenor, Andy Leigh and Mike Kellie.

Personnel:

  • Pierre Henry– synthesizer, electronics
  • Mike Harrison– vocals, keyboards
  • Gary Wright– vocals, electronic organ, keyboards
  • Luther Grosvenor– guitars
  • Andy Leigh – bass, guitar
  • Mike Kellie– drums, percussion
  • Recorded and engineered by Andy Johns

Track listing:

All tracks by Pierre Henry and Gary Wright

  1. Have Mercy
  2. Jubilation
  3. Confession
  4. Prayer
  5. Offering
  6. Hosanna

In November 1975.

In November 1975,  “Island” label released “Pressure Drop”, the second Robert Palmer studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Blue Seas Studio” in Hunt Valley, Maryland, and was produced by Steve Smith.

Personnel:

  • Robert Palmer– vocals, percussion
  • Lowell George– guitar, backing vocals
  • Bill Payne– keyboards
  • Paul Barrere– guitar, backing vocals
  • Richie Hayward– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Kenny Gradney, James Jamerson– bass
  • Ed Greene– drums, percussion
  • Jean Alain Roussel– clavinet, keyboards, Hammond B-3
  • Gordon DeWitty – clavinet
  • Gene Page– strings
  • The Muscle Shoals Horns– horns
  • Mel Collins– saxophones, flute
  • Mongezi Feza– trumpet, flageolet
  • Ray Allen – trombone
  • Vicki Brown, Fran Tate, Sam Clayton – backing vocals
  • David Snell – harp
  • Joe Brown– banjo
  • Steve York – harmonica
  • Martin Frye – tuba
  • Phill Brown– engineering
  • Graham Hughes – cover concept, design, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Palmer except where noted.

  1. Give Me an Inch
  2. Work to Make It Work
  3. Back in My Arms
  4. River Boat – Allen Toussaint
  5. Pressure Drop – Frederick Hibbert
  6. Here with You Tonight – Robert Palmer, Pete Gage
  7. Trouble – Lowell George
  8. Fine Time
  9. Which of Us Is the Fool

In November 1975.

In November 1975, “Island” label released “Pour Down Like Silver”, the third Richard and Linda Thompson album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Richard Thompson and John Wood.

Personnel:

  • Richard Thompson- guitar, vocals, mandolin, banjo, Appalachian dulcimer, Hammered dulcimer, harmonium, electric piano
  • Linda Thompson– vocals
  • Timi Donald – drums
  • Pat Donaldson- bass guitar
  • Dave Mattacks– drums
  • Dave Pegg- bass guitar
  • John Kirkpatrick- accordion, concertina
  • Ian Whiteman – flute, shakuhachi
  • Aly Bain- fiddle
  • Nic Jones– fiddle
  • Henry Lowther- trumpet
  • Clare Lowther – cello
  • Jack Brymer- clarinet

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Thompson except where noted.

  1. Streets of Paradise
  2. For Shame of Doing Wrong
  3. The Poor Boy Is Taken Away
  4. Night Comes In
  5. Jet Plane in a Rocking Chair
  6. Beat the Retreat
  7. Hard Luck Stories
  8. Dimming of the Day / Dargai – “Dargai” written by J. Scott, arranged by Richard Thompson

 

In November 1975.

In November 1975, “Island” label released “Helen of Troy”, the sixth John Cale studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Sound Techniques” in  London, and was produced by John Cale.

Personnel:

  • John Cale – vocals, keyboards, guitar, production
  • Chris Spedding– guitar
  • Pat Donaldson– bass guitar
  • Timi Donald, Phil Collins– drums
  • Brian Eno– synthesizer
  • Robert Kirby– string, choir arrangement
  • John Wood– executive production
  • Vic Gamm – mixing engineer
  • Edward Barker – design
  • Keith Morris- photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Cale, except where noted.

  1. My Maria
  2. Helen of Troy
  3. China Sea
  4. Engine
  5. Save Us
  6. Cable Hogue
  7. I Keep a Close Watch
  8. Pablo Picasso – Jonathan Richman
  9. Leaving It Up to You
  10. Baby What You Want Me to Do – Jimmy Reed
  11. Sudden Death

In November 1974.

In November 1974, “Island” label released “Propaganda”, the fourth Sparks album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Muff Winwood.

Personnel:

  • Ron Mael- keyboards
  • Russell Mael- vocals
  • Trevor White – guitar
  • Ian Hampton – bass
  • Norman “Dinky” Diamond- drums
  • Adrian Fisher– guitar
  • Richard Digby-Smith, Robin Black, Bill Price – recording engineers
  • Bill Price – remix engineer
  • Monty Coles – art concept, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ron Mael, except where noted.

  1. Propaganda
  2. At Home, At Work, At Play
  3. Reinforcements – Ron Mael, Russell Mael
  4. B. C.
  5. Thanks But No Thanks – Ron Mael, Russell Mael
  6. Don’t Leave Me Alone with Her
  7. Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth
  8. Something for the Girl with Everything
  9. Achoo
  10. Who Don’t Like Kids
  11. Bon Voyage