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In February 1978.

In February 1978, “Harvest” label released “Drastic Plastic”, the fifth and the final Be-Bop Deluxe album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Chateau Saint Georges” in Juan-les-Pins, in France, and was produced by John Leckie and Bill Nelson.

Personnel:

  • Bill Nelson– lead vocals, electric, acoustic and 12-string guitars, mandolin, guitar synthesizer, piano, percussion
  • Andy Clark- keyboards and synthesizers
  • Charlie Tumahai- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Simon Fox- drums, loops

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Nelson.

  1. Electrical Language
  2. New Precision
  3. New Mysteries
  4. Surreal Estate
  5. Love in Flames
  6. Panic in the World
  7. Dangerous Stranger
  8. Superenigmatix (Lethal Appliances for the Home with Everything)
  9. Visions of Endless Hopes
  10. Possession
  11. Islands of the Dead

 

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In November 1979.

In November 1979, “Zoom” label released “Real to Real Cacophony”, the second Simple Minds studio album. It was recorded in September 1979, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales, and was produced by John Leckie.

Personnel:

  • Jim Kerr– vocals
  • Charles Burchill– guitar, violin, saxophone
  • Derek Forbes– bass guitar
  • Brian McGee– drums, percussion
  • Michael MacNeil– keyboards
  • John Leckie – arrangements, recording, mixing
  • Graphyk – sleeve graphics
  • Sheila Rock, Trevor Rodgers – sleeve photography
  • Paul Henry – sleeve packaging
  • Mariella Sometimes – tape operation

Track listing:

All lyrics by Jim Kerr; all music by Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, Derek Forbes, Brian McGee and Mick MacNeil.

  1. Real to Real
  2. Naked Eye
  3. Citizen (Dance of Youth)
  4. Carnival (Shelter in a Suitcase)
  5. Factory
  6. Cacophony
  7. Veldt
  8. Premonition
  9. Changeling
  10. Film Theme
  11. Calling Your Name
  12. Scar

In August 1987.

In August 1987, “Virgin” label released “Psonic Psunspot”, the second Dukes of Stratosphear studio album. It was recorded in June 1987, at “Sawmills Studios” in Fowey, and was produced by John Leckie, Sir John Johns, The Red Curtain, Lord Cornelius Plum and E.I.E.I. Owen.

Personnel:

  • Sir John Johns- singing, guitar, brain buds
  • The Red Curtain- electric bass, song stuff
  • Lord Cornelius Plum- mellotron, piano, organ, fuzz-tone guitar
  • I.E.I. Owen – drum set
  • Lily Fraser – narration

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy Partridge, except where noted.

In Side

  1. Vanishing Girl – Colin Moulding
  2. Have You Seen Jackie
  3. Light Lighthouse
  4. You’re a Good Man Albert Brown (Curse You Red Barrel)
  5. Collideascope
  6. You’re My Drug
  7. Shiny Cage – Colin Moulding
  8. Brainiac’sDaughter
  9. The Affiliated – Colin Moulding
  10. Pale and Precious

In June 1978.

In June 1978, “Virgin” label released “Real Life”, the debut Magazine studio album. It was recorded March – April 1978, at “Virgin Mobile” and “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by John Leckie and Mick Glossop. The album artwork and mono print were by Linder. In 1986, “Sounds” magazine ranked “Real Life” at number 89 in its list “100 Best Albums of All Time”; in 2006, “Uncut” magazine ranked the album at number 37 on its list of the “100 Greatest Debut Albums”.

Personnel:

  • Howard Devoto– vocals
  • John McGeoch– guitar, saxophone
  • Barry Adamson– bass guitar
  • Dave Formula– keyboards
  • Martin Jackson– drums
  • John Leckie- engineer
  • Hayden Bendall – assistant engineer
  • Adrian Boot – photographs

Track listing:

All tracks by Howard Devoto.

  1. Definitive Gaze – Howard Devoto, John McGeoch
  2. My Tulpa – Howard Devoto, John McGeoch
  3. Shot by Both Sides – Howard Devoto, Pete Shelley
  4. Recoll – Howard Devoto, John McGeoch
  5. Burst – Howard Devoto
  6. Motorcade – Howard Devoto, Bob Dickinson
  7. The Great Beautician in the Sky – Howard Devoto, John McGeoch
  8. The Light Pours Out of Me – Howard Devoto, John McGeoch, Pete Shelley
  9. Parade – Barry Adamson, Dave Formula

In February 1976.

sunburst

In February 1976, “Harvest” label released “Sunburst Finish”, the third Be-Bop Deluxe studio album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by John Leckie and Bill Nelson. The cover art concept was by Mike Doud, the cover photograph was by John Thornton.

Personnel:

  • Bill Nelson- electric and 12-string guitars, lead vocals
  • Andy Clark- keyboards, synthesizer
  • Charlie Tumahai- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Simon Fox- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Nelson

  1. Fair Exchange
  2. Heavenly Homes
  3. Ships in the Night
  4. Crying to the Sky
  5. Sleep That Burns
  6. Beauty Secrets
  7. Life in the Air Age
  8. Like an Old Blues
  9. Crystal Gazing
  10. Blazing Apostles

On December 5, 1994.

second-coming

On December 5, 1994, “Geffen” label released “Second Coming”, the second Stone Roses studio album. It was recorded 1992 – 1994, at “Forge Studios” in Wales, and was produced by Simon Dawson and Paul Schroeder. The album was dedicated to Philip Hall, the band’s publicist, who died of cancer in 1993. “Second Coming” was certified Platinum in UK by “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Ian Brown– lead vocals, harmonica, recording of running water
  • John Squire– electric and acoustic guitars, vocals, backing vocals, recording, collage
  • Mani– bass guitar
  • Reni– drums, backing vocals, vocals, recording of running water
  • Simon Dawson – keyboards,Jew’s harp, castanets, Wurlitzer electric piano, acoustic piano, engineering
  • Paul Schroeder – engineering
  • John Leckie– recording
  • Mark Tolle – recording
  • Al “Bongo” Shaw – recording
  • Nick Brine – assistant engineering;tambourine

Track listing:

All tracks by John Squire, except where noted.

  1. Breaking into Heaven
  2. Driving South
  3. Ten Storey Love Song
  4. Daybreak – Ian Brown,Gary Mounfield, John Squire, Alan Wren
  5. Your Star Will Shine
  6. Straight to the Man – Ian Brown
  7. Begging You – John Squire, Ian Brown
  8. Tightrope
  9. Good Times
  10. Tears
  11. How Do You Sleep
  12. Love Spreads
  13. Untitled – Ian Brown, Gary Mounfield, John Squire, Alan Wren

On October 6, 1978.

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On October 6, 1978, “Virgin” label released “Go 2” the second XTC studio album. It was recorded August–September, 1978, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by John Leckie. The album’s cover was designed by Hipgnosis

Personnel:

  • Andy Partridge- guitars and vocals
  • Colin Moulding- bass and vocals
  • Barry Andrews- crumar group 49 cheesy organ, farfisa organ, lawrence electric piano, wurlitzer e-piano,  minimoog,  clavinet, steinway grand piano, vocals and saxophone
  • Terry Chambers- drums and vocals
  • John Leckie –  engineer
  • Martin Rushent- associate producer
  • Haydn Bendall- assistant engineer
  • Pete James- assistant engineer
  • Andy Llewelyn- assistant engineer
  • Jess Sutcliffe- assistant engineer
  • Dave Eagle – photos

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy Partridge, except where noted.

  1. Meccanik Dancing (Oh We Go!)
  2. Battery Brides (Andy Paints Brian)
  3. Buzzcity Talking – Colin Moulding
  4. Crowded Room – Colin Moulding
  5. The Rhythm – Colin Moulding
  6. Are You Receiving Me?
  7. Red
  8. Beatown
  9. Life Is Good in the Greenhouse
  10. Jumping In Gomorrah
  11. My Weapon – Barry Andrews
  12. Super-Tuff – Barry Andrews
  13. I’m the Audience – Colin Moulding