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On May 9, 1985.


On May 9, 1985, “Polydor” label released “Our Favourite Shop”, the second Style Council studio album. It was recorded December 1984 – March 1985, and was produced by Peter Wilson and Paul Weller. The album cover was designed by Paul Weller and Simon Halfon. The album was certified Gold in the UK by the “BPI”.


  • Paul Weller– vocals; guitars; bass guitar; synth
  • Mick Talbot– hammond Organ; keyboards
  • Steve White– drums; percussion
  • Dee C. Lee– vocals
  • Lenny Henry– vocals
  • Tracie Young– vocals
  • Alison Limerick– vocals
  • Camille Hinds– bass
  • Stewart Prosser – trumpet; flugelhorn
  • David DeFries– trumpet; flugelhorn
  • Mike Mower – flute; saxophone
  • Chris Lawrence – trombone
  • Clark Kent – contra bass
  • Gary Wallis– percussion
  • John Mealing– orchestration; string arrangement
  • Anne Stephenson – violin
  • Charlie Buchanan – violin
  • Jocelyn Pook– viola
  • Audrey Riley– cello
  • Peter Wilson – keyboard Sequencing
  • Patrick Grundy-White – french Horn
  • Steve Dawson – trumpet
  • Billy Chapman – saxophone
  • Kevin Miller – bass
  • Helen Turner – piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Weller.

  1. Homebreakers – Mick Talbot, Paul Weller
  2. All Gone Away
  3. Come to Milton Keynes
  4. Internationalists – Mick Talbot, Paul Weller
  5. A Stones Throw Away
  6. The Stand Up Comic’s InstructionsBoy Who Cried Wolf
  7. A Man of Great Promise
  8. Down in the Seine
  9. The Lodgers (or She Was Only a Shopkeeper’s Daughter) – Mick Talbot, Paul Weller
  10. Luck – Mick Talbot, Paul Weller
  11. With Everything to Lose – Steve White, Paul Weller
  12. Our Favourite Shop – Mick Talbot
  13. Walls Come Tumbling Down! – Paul Weller

On November 1, 1993.


On November 1, 1993, “EMI” released “The Red Shoes, the seventh Kate Bush studio album. It was recorded 1990 -1993, and was produced by Kate Bush. Its release was accompanied by Bush’s short film, “The Line, the Cross and the Curve”.


  • Jeff Beck: guitar
  • Haydn Bendall: engineer
  • Gary Brooker: Hammond organ
  • Kate Bush: bass, arranger, composer, keyboards, vocals, piano, guitar
  • Paddy Bush: vocals, whistle, mandola, valiha, singing bowls, fujara, musical bow
  • Eric Clapton: guitar
  • Gaumont d’Oliver: bass, percussion, drums, sound effects
  • Stuart Elliott: percussion, drums
  • John Giblin: bass
  • Lenny Henry: vocals
  • Nigel Hitchcock: baritone and tenor saxophones
  • Michael Kamen: orchestration
  • Nigel Kennedy: violin, viola
  • Lily: narrator
  • Danny McIntosh: guitar
  • Charlie Morgan: percussion
  • Del Palmer: Fairlight sampler, engineer, mixing
  • Demetr Penev: vocal arrangements for Trio Bulgarka
  • Prince: bass, guitar, arranger, keyboards, vocals
  • Neil Sidwell: trombone
  • Steve Sidwell: trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Paul Spong: trumpet
  • Trio Bulgarka: vocals
  • Colin Lloyd Tucker: vocals
  • Justin Vali: vocals, valiha, kabosy

Track listing:

All compositions by Kate Bush.

  1. Rubberband Girl
  2. And So Is Love
  3. Eat the Music
  4. Moments of Pleasure
  5. The Song of Solomon
  6. Lily
  7. The Red Shoes
  8. Top of the City
  9. Constellation of the Heart
  10. Big Stripey Lie
  11. Why Should I Love You
  12. You’re the One

On April 16, 1990.


On April 16, 1990, concert named “Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa” was held at Wembley Stadium, London. The concert was held two months after Nelson Mandela was released from prison and was broadcasted in 60 countries. The concert artist line-up included: Anita Baker, Bonnie Raitt, Chrissie Hynde, Jackson Browne, Lou Reed, Natalie Cole, Neil Young, Peter Gabriel, Simple Minds, Tracy Chapman, Stetsasonic, André A. Jackson, Aswad, Ben Elton, Caiphus Semenya, Daniel Lanois, Denzel Washington, Dudu Pukwana, Geoffrey Oreyama, George Duke, Jerry Dammers, Johnny Clegg, Jonas Gwangwa, Jungle Brothers, Lenny Henry, Letta Mbulu, Little Steven, Manhattan Brothers, Mica Paris, Neneh Cherry, Neville Brothers, Patti Labelle, Shikisha, Steven Van Zandt,Terence Trent D’Arby and Youssou N’Dour.