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On April 8, 1991.

On April 8, 1991, “Virgin” label released the self – titled, and the only “Rain Tree Crow” album. It was a reunion project by the members of the band Japan. It was recorded1989 -1990, at “Miravel Studios” in Le Val, France, “Condulmer Studio Zerman di Mogliano” in Italy, “Marcus Studios”, “Eel Pie Studios” and “Air Studios” in London, “The Wool Hall” in Bath, Somerset, UK, “Ropewalk Studio in Dublin, Ireland, “Mega Studios” in Paris, and was produced by David Sylvian, Mick karn, Steve Jensen and Richard Barbieri.

Personnel:

  • David Sylvian – vocal, electric guitar, Hammond organ, electric piano, treatments, treatments, organ, percussion, Indian drum, harmonium, shortwave radio, horn arrangement, mixing, art director
  • Mick Karn– bass, saxophone, brass, pipes, wine glasses, horn arrangement
  • Richard Barbieri– synthesizer, water wheel
  • Steve Jansen– drums, Moroccan clay drum, fan drums, marimba, ceramic drums, tambourine, percussion, Hammond organ
  • Bill Nelson– guitar, blue guitar
  • Phil Palmer – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Michael Brook – bass conga
  • Djene Doumbouya – vocal
  • Djanka Djabate – vocal
  • Johnny Thirkell– trumpet, flugelhorn (as Phantom Horns)
  • Gary Barnacle– saxes (as Phantom Horns)
  • Gary Barnacle– saxophones (as Phantom Horns)
  • Johnny Thirkell– trumpet, flugelhorn (as Phantom Horns)
  • Brian Gascoigne – orchestration
  • Steve Nye– mixing
  • Pat McCarthy – mixing engineer
  • Tim Martin – engineer
  • Paonlo Carrer – assistant
  • Rupert Coulson – assistant
  • Louise McCormick – assistant
  • Bruce Davies – assistant
  • Paul Stevens – assistant
  • Richard Chadwick – co-ordinato
  • Shinya Fujiwara– cover photography
  • Russell Mills– design
  • Yuka Fujii – art director

Track listing:

All tracks by David Sylvian.

  1. Big Wheels in Shanty Town
  2. Every Colour You Are
  3. Rain Tree Crow
  4. Red Earth (As Summertime Ends)
  5. Pocket Full of Change
  6. Boat’s for Burning
  7. New Moon at Red Deer Wallow
  8. Black Water
  9. A Reassuringly Dull Sunday
  10. Blackcrow Hits Shoe Shine City
  11. Scratchings on the Bible Belt
  12. Cries and Whispers

 

On April 5, 2013.

On April 5, 2013, “100%”, “BMG” labels released “English Electric”, the twelfth Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark studio album. It was recorded 2012 – 2103 at “Motor Museum Studio” in Liverpool, “Bleepworks” in London, and was produced by Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Martin Cooper and Malcolm Holmes.

Personnel:

  • Andy McCluskey– vocals, bass guitar, keyboards
  • Paul Humphreys– vocals, keyboards, mixing
  • Martin Cooper– keyboards
  • Malcolm Holmes– drums, additional programming
  • David Watson– backing vocals
  • Claudia Brücken– machine voice
  • Fotonovela– additional programming
  • James Watson – additional programming
  • Guy Katsav– additional production
  • Abbey Lincoln– sample performer
  • Charles Reeves– Chinese recording
  • Mike Spink – additional engineering
  • Innes Marlow – photography
  • Peter Saville– art direction
  • Tom Skipp – sleeve design

Track listing:

  1. Please Remain Seated – Andy McCluskey
  2. Metroland – Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys
  3. Night Café – Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys
  4. The Future Will Be Silent – Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys
  5. Helen of Troy – Andy McCluskey, Bitzenis, Geranois
  6. Our System – Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys
  7. Kissing the Machine – Andy McCluskey, Karl Bartos
  8. Decimal – Andy McCluskey
  9. Stay With Me – Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, James Watson
  10. Dresden – Andy McCluskey
  11. Atomic Ranch – Andy McCluskey
  12. Final Song – Andy McCluskey, Kurt Weill, Langston Hughes

On April 4, 2011.

On April 4, 2011, “Columbia” label released “Euphoric Heartbreak”, the second Glasvegas studio album. It was recorded 2010 – 2011 in Santa Monica, California, London and Glasgow, and was produced by Flood.

Personnel:

  • James Allan– vocals
  • Rab Allan – guitar
  • Paul Donoghue – bass guitar
  • Jonna Löfgren – drums
  • Claudius Mittendorfer – mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by James Allan.

  1. Pain, Pain, Never Again
  2. The World Is Yours
  3. You
  4. Shine Like Stars
  5. Whatever Hurts You Through the Night
  6. Stronger Than Dirt (Homosexuality Pt. 2)
  7. Dream Dream Dreaming
  8. I Feel Wrong (Homosexuality Pt. 1)
  9. Euphoria, Take My Hand
  10. Lost Sometimes
  11. Change

On April 2, 2009.

On April 2, 2009, “The Echo Label” and “Parlaphone” labels released “Two Suns”, the second Bat for Lashes (Natasha Khan) studio album. It was recorded 2008 – 2009 in California, New York City, London, Brighton and Wales,  and was produced by Natasha Khan and David Kosten.

Personnel:

  • Natasha Khan– lead and backing vocals, synths, drum programming, guitar, piano,harmonium, hands, percussion, string machine, drums, bass synth, vibraphone, organ, engineering, art direction, booklet artwork, concept
  • Ben Christophers– Marxophone, pianochord, synths, guitar, phonofiddle
  • Caroline Weeks – backing vocals, synths, bells, flute, handclaps, percussion
  • Kath Mann – backing vocals, saw, violin, viola
  • Alex Thomas– drums, percussion, timpani
  • David Kosten– drum programming, synths, percussion, synth drone, toms, fingers
  • Abi Fry– viola
  • Adem– sampled wine glasses
  • Ira Wolf Tuton– bass
  • Chris Keating– drum programming
  • Devin Maxwell – timpani
  • Devon Dunaway – backing vocals
  • Robert Roseberry Jr. – backing vocals
  • David Kosten – engineering, mixing
  • David Wrench– engineering
  • Mark Eastwood – mixing assistance
  • Brian Thorn – engineering assistance
  • Mike Nesci – engineering
  • Matt Boynton – engineering
  • Tim Bader – engineering assistance
  • Tom Asselin – engineering
  • Matt Lawrence – vocal recording (Scott Walker’s vocals)
  • David Benjamin Sherry– cover photography
  • Tony Hornecker – set desig
  • Andrew Murabito – graphic design
  • Dan Sanders – photographic production 

Track listing:

All tracks are written by Natasha Khan, except where noted.

  1. Glass
  2. Sleep Alone
  3. Moon and Moon
  4. Daniel
  5. Peace of Mind
  6. Siren Song
  7. Pearl’s Dream
  8. Good Love
  9. Two Planets
  10. Travelling Woman
  11. The Big Sleep

 

On March 9, 1992.

On March 9, 1992, “Anxious Records” label released “Doppelgänger”, the debut Curve studio album. It was recorded July – October 1991, at “Todai Studios” in London, and was produced by Flood, Dean Garcia and Toni Halliday.

Personnel:

  • Dean Garcia– guitar, keyboards, bass, drum programming
  • Toni Halliday– vocals
  • Alex Mitchell – guitar
  • Alan Moulder– guitar
  • Debbie Smith– guitar
  • Monti – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Dean Garcia and Toni Halliday.

  1. Already Yours
  2. Horror Head
  3. Wish You Dead
  4. Doppelgänger
  5. Lillies Dying
  6. Ice That Melts the Tips
  7. Split Into Fractions
  8. Think and Act
  9. Fait Accompli
  10. Sandpit

On March 1, 1988.

On March 1, 1988, “Venture” label released “Plight & Premonition”, the first of two collaborative albums by David Sylvian and Holger Czukay. It was recorded 1986 – 1987, at “Can Studio” in Cologne, Germany,, and was produced by David Sylvian and Holger Czukay.

Personnel:

  • David Sylvian – electric guitar, keyboards, piano, vibraphone, harmonium
  • Holger Czukay – organ, piano, shortwave radio, treatments
  • Jaki Liebezeit– infra sound
  • Karl Lippegaus– radio tuning
  • Yuka Fujii – design, photography (assisted by Icon, London)
  • Mekon – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by David Sylvian and Holger Czukay.

  1. Plight (The Spiralling of Winter Ghosts)
  2. Premonition (Giant Empty Iron Vessel)

 

On March 1, 1978.

On March 1, 1978, “Aligator” label released “The Earthshaker”, the seventh Koko Taylor album. It was recorded in 1977 and was produced by Koko Taylor, Bruce Iglauer and Richard McLeese.

Personnel:

  • Koko Taylor- vocals
  • Johnny B. Moore- guitar
  • Sammy Lawhorn- guitar
  • Pinetop Perkins- keyboards
  • Mervyn “Harmonica” Hinds- harmonica
  • Abb Locke – saxophone
  • Cornelius “Mule” Boyson – bass
  • Vince Chappelle – drums

Track listing:

  1. Let the Good Times Roll – Moore, Theard
  2. Spoonful – Willie Dixon
  3. Walking the Back Streets – Jones
  4. Cut You Loose – London
  5. Hey Bartender – Terry
  6. I’m a Woman – McDaniel, Koko Taylor
  7. You Can Have My Husband (But Please Don’t Mess With My Man) – La Bostrie
  8. Please Don’t Dog Me – Koko Taylor
  9. Wang Dang Doodle – Willie Dixon