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In March 1986.

In March 1986, Mushroom” label released “Born Sandy Devotional”, the second Triffids album. It was recorded in August 1985, at “Mark Angelo Studios” in London, and was produced by Gil Norton, David McComb, “Evil” Graham Lee, Martyn Casey, Jill Birt, Robert McComb and Alsy MacDonald.

Personnel:

  • David McComb- vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • “Evil” Graham Lee- pedal and lap steel guitar
  • Martyn Casey- bass guitar
  • Jill Birt- vocals, keyboards
  • Robert McComb- violin, guitar, backing vocals
  • Alsy MacDonald- drums, backing vocals
  • Sally Collins – backing vocals
  • Fay Brown – backing vocals
  • Adam Peters – cello, keyboards, piano
  • Chris Abrahams – piano, vibraphone
  • Lesley Wynne – viola

Track listing:

All tracks by David McComb.

  1. The Seabirds
  2. Estuary Bed
  3. Chicken Killer
  4. Tarrilup Bridge
  5. Lonely Stretch
  6. Wide Open Road
  7. Life of Crime
  8. Personal Things
  9. Stolen Property
  10. Tender Is the Night (The Long Fidelity)
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In March 1986.

In March 1986, “Beggars Banquet” label released “Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express”, the fourth The Go-Betweens album. It was recorded 1985-1986, at “Berry Street Studio” in London, and was produced by Richard Preston.

Personnel:

  • Robert Forster— vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Grant McLennan— vocals, lead guitar, loops, treatments
  • Lindy Morrison— drums
  • Robert Vickers — bass guitar
  • Dean B. Speedwell — organ, piano, accordion, vibes, bassoon
  • Audrey Riley— cello, string arrangements
  • Chris Tomlin — 1st violin
  • Sally Herbert — 2nd violin
  • Sue Dench — viola
  • Tracey Thorn— backing vocals
  • Richard Preston — loops, treatments

Track listing:

All tracks by Grant McLennan, Robert Forster.

  1. Spring Rain
  2. The Ghost and the Black Hat
  3. The Wrong Road
  4. To Reach Me
  5. Twin Layers of Lightning
  6. In the Core of the Flame
  7. Head Full of Steam
  8. Bow Down
  9. Palm Sunday (On Board the SS Within)
  10. Apology Accepted

 

In March 1983.

In March 1983, “Mercury” label released “Inarticulate Speech of the Heart” the fourteenth Van Morrison studio album. It was recorded in 1982, at “The Town House” in London, “The Record Plant” in “Harbour Sound” in Sausalito, “Tres Virgos” in San Rafael and “Lombard Sound” in Dublin, and was produced by Van Morrison.

Personnel:

  • Van Morrison– guitar, electric piano, alto saxophone, vocals
  • David Hayes– bass
  • Mark Isham– synthesizer, trumpet
  • John Allair – organ, electric piano
  • Pee Wee Ellis– tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute
  • Tom Donlinger – percussion, drums
  • Mihr Un Nisa Douglass – backing vocals
  • Stephanie Douglass – backing vocals
  • Pauline Lozana – backing vocals
  • Arty McGlynn– acoustic guitar
  • Davy Spillane– Uilleann pipes, alto flute
  • Chris Michie– guitar
  • Annie Stocking – backing vocals
  • Bianca Thornton– backing vocals
  • Peter Van Hooke– drums, tambourine

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison.

  1. Higher than the World
  2. Connswater
  3. River of Time
  4. Celtic Swing
  5. Rave On, John Donne
  6. Inarticulate Speech of the Heart No. 1
  7. Irish Heartbeat
  8. The Street Only Knew Your Name
  9. Cry for Home
  10. Inarticulate Speech of the Heart No. 2
  11. September Night

 

In March 1982.

In March 1982, “Polydor” label released “The Anvil”, the second Visage studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Mayfair Studios” in London, and was produced by Midge Ure, Steve Strange, Dave Formula, Billy Currie and Rusty Egan. The album’s front cover photograph was taken by Helmut Newton.

Personnel:

  • Steve Strange– lead vocals
  • Midge Ure– guitars, backing vocals, synthesizer
  • Dave Formula– synthesizer
  • Billy Currie– electric violin, synthesizer
  • Rusty Egan– drums, backing vocals, electronic drums
  • Barry Adamson– bass
  • Gary Barnacle– saxophone
  • Perri Lister– backing vocals
  • Lorraine Whitmarsh – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Currie, Rusty Egan, Dave Formula, Steve Strange and Midge Ure.

  1. The Damned Don’t Cry
  2. Anvil (Night Club School)
  3. Move Up
  4. Night Train
  5. The Horseman
  6. Look What They’ve Done
  7. Again We Love
  8. Wild Life
  9. Whispers

 

In March 1981.

In March 1981, “EMI” label released “Solid Gold” the second Gang of Four album. It was recorded in January 1981, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Jimmy Douglass, Dave Allen, Hugo Burnham, Andrew Gill and Jon King.

Personnel:

  • Dave Allen- bass, vocals
  • Hugo Burnham- drums, vocals
  • Andy Gill- guitar, vocals
  • Jon King- vocals

Track listing:

All lyrics by Jon King, all music by Gang of Four, except where noted.

  1. Paralysed – Andy Gill, Jon King
  2. What We All Want
  3. If I Could Keep it for Myself
  4. Outside the Trains Don’t Run on Time
  5. Why Theory – lyrics Andy Gill, Jon King
  6. Cheeseburger – lyrics Andy Gill, Jon King
  7. The Republic – music Andy Gill
  8. In the Ditch
  9. A Hole in the Wallet – music Andy Gill
  10. He’d Send in the Army – lyrics Andy Gill, Jon King

In March 1979.

In March 1979, “Arista” label released “Squeezing out Sparks” the fourth Graham Parker and the Rumour album. It was recorded 1977-1978, at “Lansdowne Studios” in London, and was produced by Jack Nitzsche. “Squeezing out Sparks” was voted album of the year in the 1979 “Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics Poll”. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 334 on list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Personnel:

  • Graham Parker– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Brinsley Schwarz– guitar, backing vocals
  • Martin Belmont– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Bob Andrews– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Steve Goulding– drums, backing vocals
  • Andrew Bodnar– bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Graham Parker except where notes..

  1. Discovering Japan
  2. Local Girls
  3. Nobody Hurts You
  4. You Can’t Be Too Strong
  5. Passion Is No Ordinary Word
  6. Saturday Nite Is Dead
  7. Love Gets You Twisted
  8. Protection
  9. Waiting for the UFO’s
  10. Don’t Get Excited

 

In March 1979.

In March 1979, “E.G. Records” label released “Danger Money” the second and final U.K. album. It was recorded November 1978-January 1979, at “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Eddie Jobson and John Wetton.

All tracks written by Eddie Jobson and John Wetton.

Personnel:

  • Eddie Jobson– keyboards, electric violin
  • John Wetton– bass, lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Terry Bozzio– drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Danger Money
  2. Rendezvous 6:02
  3. The Only Thing She Needs
  4. Caesar’s Palace Blues
  5. Nothing to Loose
  6. Carrying No Cross