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In March 1975.

In March 1975, “Island” label released “Sweet Deceiver”, the sixth Kevin Ayers studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “The Manor Studio” in Shipton-on-Cherwell, England, and was produced by Kevin Ayers and Ollie Halsall.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers- vocals, fuzz bass, electric and acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars, mandolin
  • Freddie Smith – drums
  • Ollie Halsall- lead, acoustic and bass guitar, mandolin, honk piano, vibes, backing vocals
  • John Altman – clarinet
  • Fuzzy Samuels – bass Guitar
  • Elton John– piano
  • Jacob Magnusson – organ, accordion, piano, Clavinet, vocals
  • Bias Boshell- piano
  • Chili Charles – drums
  • Muscle Shoals Horns– brass
  • The Manor choir – vocals
  • Tony Wright- cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Ayers.

  1. Observations
  2. Guru Banana
  3. City Waltz
  4. Toujours La Voyage
  5. Sweet Deceiver
  6. Diminished But Not Finished
  7. Circular Letter
  8. Once Upon An Ocean
  9. Farewell Again (Another Dawn)
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On June 13, 1995.

Bjork_Post

On June 13, 1995, “One Little Indian” label released “Post”, the second Björk solo studio album. It was recorded 1994 – 1995, at “Compass Point Studios” in the Bahamas, and was produced by Björk and Nellee Hooper. “Post” was certified Gold in New Zealand and Sweden, and platinum in Australia, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 376 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Björk – vocals, producer, arranger, keyboards, organ, string arrangements, brass arrangements, beat programming
  • John Altman – orchestra arrangements, conductor
  • Gary Barnacle– soprano sax
  • Howie Bernstein– producer, programming, engineer, mixing
  • Stuart Brooks – trumpet
  • Jim Couza– hammer dulcimer
  • Einar Orn – trumpet
  • Eumir Deodato– string arrangements, conductor
  • Marcus Dravs – programming, engineer, mixing
  • Al Fisch – engineer
  • Lenny Franchi – programming, engineer
  • Martin Gardiner – lotus flower modelling
  • Isobel Griffiths – orchestral contractor
  • Nellee Hooper– producer
  • Graham Massey– producer, keyboards, programming
  • Me Company – artwork packaging design
  • Maurice Murphy – trumpet
  • Tony Pleeth – cello
  • Steve Price – engineer
  • Stéphane Sednaoui – photography
  • Guy Sigsworth– harpsichord
  • Talvin Singh– percussion
  • Rob Smissen – viola
  • Mark “Spike” Stent– mixing
  • Al Stone – engineer
  • Tricky– producer, keyboards, programming
  • Marius de Vries– keyboards, programming
  • Gavin Wright – orchestra leader

Track listing:

  1. Army of Me – Björk, Graham Massey
  2. Hyperballad – Björk
  3. The Modern Things – Björk, Graham Massey
  4. It’s Oh So Quiet – Bert Reisfeld, Hans Lang
  5. Enjoy – Björk, Tricky
  6. You’ve Been Flirting Again – Björk
  7. Isobel – Björk, Marius de Vries, Nellee Hooper Sjón
  8. Possibly Maybe – Björk
  9. I Miss You – Björk, Howie Bernstein
  10. Cover Me – Björk
  11. Headphones – Björk, Tricky

 

 

On March 14, 1988.

Langley Park

On March 14, 1988, “Kitchenware” label released “From Langley Park to Memphis” the third Prefab Sprout studio album. It was recorded in 1987, and was produced by Thomas Dolby, Jon Kelly, Paddy McAloon and Andy Richards.

Personnel:

  • Paddy McAloon– vocals, guitars, keyboards, programming, piano, harmonica, bass guitar
  • Martin McAloon – bass guitar
  • Wendy Smith – vocals, guitars, keyboards, piano, tambourine
  • Neil Conti– drums, percussion
  • Pete Townshend – guitar
  • Stevie Wonder – harmonica
  • Thomas Dolby, Gary Moberley, Andy Richards – keyboards
  • Gloria Augustus, Rose Banks, Ricky Barber, Andraé Crouch, Sandra Crouch, Vonciele Faggette, Von Foggett, Richard Hollywood, Jean Johnson, Verdine Johnson, Sabrina Johnstom, Geary Lanier, Janet Mims, Bert Noriega, Alfie Silas – background vocals
  • Lenny Castro, Louis Jardim, Wendy Smith – percussion
  • John Altman, Robin Smith – arranger, conductor
  • Mike Ross, John Timperly – string engineer
  • Mike Shipley – mixing
  • David Leonard, Richard Moakes, Tony Phillips – engineer, mixing
  • Michael J. Ade, Michael Brauer, Cliff Brigden, Geoff Bruckner, Dave Conors, Gonzales Espinoza, Tim Hunt, Peter Jones, Jon Kelly, Karl Lever, Steve Lyon, Mark O’Donoughue, Gary Olazabal, Mickey Sweeney, Steve Van Day, Terence Wilson – engineer
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Stephen Male – design
  • Nick Knight – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Paddy McAloon

  1. The King of Rock ‘N’ Roll
  2. Cars and Girls
  3. I Remember That
  4. Enchanted
  5. Nightingales
  6. Hey Manhattan!
  7. Knock On Wood
  8. The Golden Calf
  9. Nancy (Let Your Hair Down For Me)
  10. The Venus of the Soup Kitchen

On December 11, 1989.

MontyPython_Sings

On December 11, 1989, “Virgin” label released “Monty Python Sings”,album of comedy songs by the Monty Python’s.

The album was released in memory of Graham Chapman.

Personnel:

  • Graham Chapman
  • John Cleese
  • Terry Gilliam
  • Eric Idle
  • Terry Jones
  • Michael Palin
  • Sonia Jones
  • Fred Tomlinson
  • John Du Prez
  • Neil Innes
  • Dave Howman
  • George Harrison
  • Andre Jacquemin
  • John Gould
  • John Altman
  • Mike McNaught
  • James Saunders
  • Kath James

Track listing:

  1. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
  2. Sit on My Face
  3. Lumberjack Song
  4. Penis Song (Not the Noel Coward Song)
  5. Oliver Cromwell
  6. Money Song
  7. Accountancy Shanty
  8. Finland
  9. Medical Love Song
  10. I’m So Worried
  11. Every Sperm Is Sacred
  12. Never Be Rude to an Arab
  13. I Like Chinese
  14. Eric the Half-a-Bee
  15. Brian Song
  16. Bruces’ Philosophers Song (Bruces’ Song)
  17. The Meaning of Life
  18. Knights of the Round Table (Camelot Song)
  19. All Things Dull and Ugly
  20. Decomposing Composers
  21. Henry Kissinger
  22. I’ve Got Two Legs
  23. Christmas in Heaven
  24. Galaxy Song
  25. Spam Song