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On October 3, 2005.

On October 3, 2005, “Gott Discs” label released “The Quality of Mercy”, the sixth Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel studio album. It was recorded in 2005 and was produced by Steve Harley and Jim Cregan.

Personnel:

  • Steve Harley – vocals, guitar
  • Robbie Gladwell – acoustic and electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Barry Wickens – violin, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • James Lascelles – keyboards
  • Lincoln Anderson – bass
  • Adam Houghton – drums
  • Kerr Nice – piano
  • Tony Ryan – pedal steel
  • Mike Batt – piano, string quartet arrangement
  • Jim Cregan – guitar solo
  • Pat Grueber – recording engineer
  • Matt Butler – remix engineer, engineer
  • Steve Sale – engineer
  • Denis Blackham – mastering
  • Mick Rock – cover photo
  • Mark Scarfe – sleeve design

Track listing:

Al tracks by Steve Harley except where noted.

  1. The Last Goodbye – Steve Harley, Jim Cregan
  2. Journey’s End (A Father’s Promise) – Steve Harley, Lincoln Anderson, Robbie Gladwell, James Lascelles, Barry Wickens
  3. Saturday Night at the Fair
  4. No Rain on This Parade
  5. The Coast of Amalfi
  6. The Last Feast
  7. Save Me (From Myself)
  8. When the Halo Slips – Steve Harley, Jim Cregan
  9. A Friend for Life – Steve Harley, Jim Cregan

In July 1969.

In July 1969, “Marmalade” label released “If Only for a Moment”, the second Blossom Toes album. It was recorded in 1969 and was produced by Giorgio Gomelsky, Jim Cregan, Brian Godding, “Big” Brian Belshaw, and Barry Reeves.

Personnel:

  • Jim Cregan– lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitars
  • Brian Godding– lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, organ, piano
  • “Big” Brian Belshaw – lead vocals, bass
  • Barry Reeves – drums, percussion, congas
  • John “Poli” Palmer– drums
  • Shawn Phillips- 12-string acoustic guitar, sitar
  • Giorgio Gomelsky- backing vocals
  • Paragon Publicity – design
  • Reggie King – assistant producer

Track listing:

  1. Peace Loving Man – Brian Godding
  2. Kiss of Confusion – Brian Godding
  3. Listen to the Silence – Jim Cregan
  4. Love Bomb – Brian Godding
  5. Billy Boo the Gunman – Brian Godding
  6. Indian Summer – Jim Cregan
  7. Just Above My Hobby Horse’s Head – Richie Havens
  8. Wait A Minute – Jim Cregan

On May 3, 2010.

On May 3, 2010, “Absolute” label released “Stranger Comes to Town”, the fifth Steve Harley studio album. It was recorded in 2010, and was produced by Steve Harley.

Personnel:

  • Steve Harley– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Barry Wickens– violin, viola, acoustic and electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Robbie Gladwell– arpeggio guitar parts,12 string acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocals
  • James Lascelles– keyboards, percussion, Hammond organ, Mini-Moog synthesizer, Hammered dulcimer, piano, melodica, synthesizer, strings synthesizer
  • Lincoln Anderson – bass, double bass
  • Stuart Elliott– drums, hand drums, percussion
  • Katie Brine – backing vocals
  • Kerr Nice – piano
  • Grace Nickalls – choir
  • Joe Dobson – choir
  • Marcus Greenwood – choir
  • Masie Colquhoun – choir
  • Maya Hodgson – choir
  • Sam Hewitson – choir
  • Nick Brine – engineer
  • Dougal Watt – studio assistant
  • Owen Morgan – studio assistant
  • Alex Edmunds – studio assistant
  • Nelson Milburn – studio assistant
  • Tom Povall – post production
  • Denis Blackham– mastering
  • Mike Callow – photography
  • Mark Scarfe at Aarlsen – sleeve design

Track listing:

  1. Faith & Virtue – Steve Harley, Barry Wickens
  2. Take the Men & the Horses Away – Lincoln Anderson, Stuart Elliot, Steve Harley, James Lascelles, Barry Wickens
  3. For Sale, Baby Shoes. Never Worn – Steve Harley
  4. Stranger Comes to Town – Steve Harley
  5. The Old Man – Steve Harley
  6. True Love Will Find You in the End – Daniel Johnston
  7. No Bleeding Hearts – Steve Harley
  8. Blinded With Tears – Jim Cregan, Steve Harley
  9. Before They Crash the Universe – Steve Harley
  10. 2,000 Years from Now – Robbie Gladwell, Steve Harley

In February 1976.

In February 1976, “EMI” label released “Timeless Flight”, the fourth Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel studio album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Steve Harley.

Personnel:

  • Steve Harley- vocals
  • Jim Cregan- guitar, backing vocals
  • George Ford – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Duncan Mackay- keyboards, string arrangement
  • Stuart Elliott- drums, percussion
  • Lindsey Elliott – percussion
  • Patricia Paay- backing vocals
  • Yvonne Keeley, Barry St. John- backing vocals
  • Madeline Bell, Peter Clarke, Larry Steele, Liza Strike, Leroy Wiggins, Joy Yates – backing vocals
  • Peter Kelsey – engineer
  • Tony Clark – remix engineer, engineer
  • Ray Hendriksen – engineer
  • John Kurlander – engineer
  • John Leckie– engineer
  • Chris Blair – master cutter
  • Mick Rock- sleeve design, photography, art direction
  • Steve Ridgeway – art direction, lettering
  • Julie Harris – lettering

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Harley.

  1. Red is a Mean, Mean Colour
  2. White, White Dove
  3. Understand
  4. All Men Are Hungry
  5. Black or White
  6. Everything Changes
  7. Nothing is Scared
  8. Don’t Go, Don’t Cry

 

On November 12, 2007.

On November 12, 2007, “WEA” label released “Le Cœur d’un homme”, album by Johnny  Hallyday. It was recorded in 2007, and was produced by Yvan Cassar.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Hallyday – vocals
  • Tony Joe White- electric guitar
  • Taj Mahal- guitar
  • Doyle Bramhall II- electric and slide guitar
  • Claude Engel – acoustic, electric and slide guitar
  • Mark Goldenberg- acoustic and baritone guitar
  • Christophe Guiot – violone
  • James Harman- harmonica
  • Freddy Koella – acoustic, electric, slide and resonator guitar
  • Greg Leisz- lap steel guitar
  • Robin LeMesurier – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Keb’ Mo’- resonator guitar
  • Paul Personne- electric guitar
  • Brian Ray- electric guitar
  • Eric Sauviat – acoustic, electric, slide, baritone and resonator guitar
  • Greg Szlapczynski – harmonica
  • Laurent Vernerey – double bass
  • Yvan Cassar – piano, organ
  • Geoff Dugmore, Denis Benarrosch, Abraham Laboriel, Sr.- drums, percussion
  • Jean Michel Tavernier – brass arrangement
  • Eric Chevalier – programming
  • Daniel Angeli, Sylvie Lancrenon, Jim Marshall, Alain Rolland – photography

Track listing:

  1. Monument Valley – Christian Lejalé, Yvan Cassar, Laurent Vernerey
  2. Etre un homme – Marie-Laure Douce, Yvan Cassar, Laurent Vernerey
  3. Always – Didier Golemanas, Alain Goldstein, Didier Golemanas
  4. Chavirer les foules – Michel Mallory
  5. Vous madame – Jacques Veneruso
  6. Je reviendrai dans tes bras – Jean Fauque, Fred Blondin
  7. Que restera-t-il ? – Didier Golemanas
  8. T’aimer si mal – Marc Lévy, Yvan Cassar
  9. Ma vie – Bruno Putzulu, Yvan Cassar, Laurent Vernerey
  10. Laquelle de toi – Bernard Droguet, Fred Blondin
  11. Sarbacane – Francis Cabrel
  12. Ce que j’ai fait de ma vie – Bernie Taupin, French adaptation :by Lionel Florence, Jim Cregan
  13. I Am the Blues – Bono, Simon Carmody

 

On June 18, 1984.

On June 18, 1984, “Warner Bros” label released “Camouflage”, the 13th Rod Stewart studio album. It was recorded in 1984, and was produced by Michael Omartian.

Personnel:

  • Rod Stewart – lead vocals
  • Jeff Beck– guitar solos
  • Jim Cregan– guitar
  • Robin LeMesurier – guitar
  • Michael Landau– guitar
  • Jay Davis – bass guitar
  • Tony Brock– drums
  • Kevin Savigar– keyboards
  • Michael Omartian– keyboards, percussion, backing vocals
  • Jimmy Zavala– harmonica
  • Gary Herbig – saxophone
  • Jerry Hey, Chuck Findley, Kim Hutchcroft, Charlie Loper, Gary Grant – horns
  • John Guess – engineering and mixing
  • Tom Fouce – second engineer

Track listing:

  1. Infatuation – Rod Stewart, Duane Hitchings, Rowland Robinson
  2. All Right Now – Andy Fraser, Paul Rodgers
  3. Some Guys Have All the Luck – Jeff Fortang
  4. Can We Still Be Friends – Todd Rundgren
  5. Bad For You – Rod Stewart, Kevin Savigar, Jim Cregan
  6. Heart Is on the Line – Rod Stewart, Jay Davis
  7. Camouflage – Rod Stewart, Kevin Savigar, Michael Omartian
  8. Trouble – Rod Stewart, Michael Omartian

 

In October 1976.

In October 1976, “EMI” label released “Love’s a Prima Donna”, the fifth and the last Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel studio album. It was recorded June – September 1976, and was produced by Steve Harley.

Personnel:

  • Steve Harley- vocals, electric guitar
  • Jim Cregan- lead guitar
  • Duncan Mackay- keyboards
  • George Ford – bass guitar
  • Stuart Elliott– drums
  • Lindsey Elliott – percussion
  • Jo Partridge – guitar, backing vocals
  • Tony Rivers- backing vocals, backing vocal arrangement
  • John G. Perry, Stuart Calver, Yvonne Keeley- backing vocals
  • English Chamber Choir- choir
  • Wilf Gibson- choir arrangements, string section score, orchestral arrangement
  • Tony Clark – engineer
  • Pat Stapley – assistant engineer
  • Ken Perry – mastering
  • Julie Harris – outer sleeve art direction for Splash Studios
  • Mick Rock- inner bag art direction
  • John Harwood – front sleeve colouring

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Harley, except where noted.

  1. Seeking a Love
  2. I. Valentine
  3. Finally a Card Came
  4. Too Much Tenderness
  5. (Love) Compared with You
  6. (I Believe) Love’s a Prima Donna
  7. Sidetrack II
  8. Seeking a Love, Pt. 2
  9. If This Is Love (Give Me More)
  10. Carry Me Again
  11. Here Comes the Sun – George Harrison
  12. Innocence and Guilt
  13. Is It True What They Say?

In September 1973.

In September 1973, “Raft” label released “It’s Only a Movie”, the seventh Family studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Knowie Hall”; “Olympic Studios” and “Air Studios”, and was produced by Roger Chapman, John “Charlie” Whitney , Tony Ashton, Jim Cregan and Rob Townsend. “It’s Only a Movie” was band’s last studio album before it disbanded the same year.

Personnel:

  • Roger Chapman- lead vocals
  • John “Charlie” Whitney- guitar, banjo
  • Tony Ashton- keyboards, backing vocals
  • Jim Cregan- bass
  • Rob Townsend- drums, percussion
  • Peter Hope-Evans- harmonica
  • Del Newman – string and horn arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by John “Charlie” Whitney and Roger Chapman,  except where noted.

  1. It’s Only a Movie
  2. Leroy
  3. Buffet Tea for Two
  4. Boom Bang
  5. Boots’n’Roots
  6. Banger
  7. Sweet Desiree
  8. Suspicion
  9. Check Out – John “Charlie” Whitney, Roger Chapman, Jim Cregan

In July 1978.

In July 1978, “EMI” label released “Hobo with a Grin”, the debut Steve Harley album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Steve Harley and Michael James Jackson.

Personnel:

  • Steve Harley- vocals
  • Jo Partridge – electric and acoustic guitar, electric lead solo
  • Fred Tackett- acoustic guitar
  • Marc Bolan- guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Cregan, Ian Bairnson- acoustic guitar, electric guitars
  • Tom Moncrieff- electric guitar solo
  • Greg Porée – electric guitar, classical guitar
  • Bill Payne- acoustic piano, organ
  • Duncan Mackay- electric piano, harpsichord, synthesizer, keyboards, piano, Hammond organ
  • Chris Mercer – saxophone
  • Bob Glaub, Alan Jones, George Ford, Reggie McBride – bass
  • Herbie Flowers- acoustic bass
  • Rick Shlosser, Ricky Fataar, Stuart Elliott, Paul Humphrey- drums
  • Simon Morton, Chris Caron, Luís Jardim- percussion
  • Lindsey Elliott, King Errisson – congas
  • Michael McDonald, Bill Champlin, Rosemary Butler, Bobby Kimball, Tom Kelley, Yvonne Keeley, John Townsend, Roy Kenner, Gloria Jones, Barry St. John – backing vocals
  • Jimmy Horowitz – string arrangement, horn arrangement
  • Michael J. Jackson – additional production, mixing, percussion, intro piano
  • James Isaacson – remix engineer, additional recording , engineer, tambourine, drums
  • John Haeny, Tony Clark, Peter James, Gary Ladinsky – engineer
  • Paul Black, Haydn Bendall- assistant engineer
  • Ken Perry – mastering
  • Jim Shea – photography
  • Kosh – design

Track listing:

  1. Roll the Dice – Steve Harley, Jo Partridge
  2. Amerika the Brave – Steve Harley
  3. Living in a Rhapsody – Jim Cregan, Steve Harley, Duncan Mackay
  4. I Wish It Would Rain – Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  5. Riding the Waves (For Virginia Woolf) – Steve Harley
  6. Someone’s Coming – Jo Partridge
  7. Hot Youth – Steve Harley, Duncan Mackay
  8. (I Don’t Believe) God is an Anarchist – Steve Harley
  9. Faith, Hope and Charity – Steve Harley

In March 1975.

In March 1975, “EMI” label released “The Best Years of Our Lives”, the third Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel album. It was recorded November-December 1974, and was produced by Alan Parsons and Steve Harley. “The Best Years of Our Lives” was the first album that featured Harley’s name ahead of the band’s name band Cockney Rebel.

Personnel:

  • Steve Harley- vocals
  • Jim Cregan- electric guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • George Ford – bass guitar, string bass, backing vocals
  • Duncan Mackay- electric piano, grand piano, elka, clavinet, synthesizer, Hammond organ
  • Stuart Elliott- drums, percussion, marimba
  • Tina Charles– backing vocals
  • Martin Jay – backing vocals
  • Yvonne Keeley– backing vocals
  • Linda Lewis– backing vocals
  • Liza Strike – backing vocals
  • Alan Parsons– engineer, mixing
  • Gary Edwards – tape operator
  • Peter James – tape operator
  • Andrew Powell- horn and brass arrangement
  • Chris Blair – mastering
  • Mick Rock– photography, sleeve design
  • George Hardie– lettering

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Herley.

  1. Introducing The Best Years
  2. The Mad, Mad Moonlight
  3. Raffles (Man, It Was Mean)
  4. It Wasn’t Me
  5. Panorama
  6. Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)
  7. Back to the Farm
  8. 49th Parallel
  9. The Best Years of Our Lives