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In December 1987.

In December 1987, “Play It Again Sam” label released “Thunder Up”, the fifth and final Sound studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “Elephant Studio” in London, and was produced by Nick Robbins, Adrian Borland, Colvin Mayers, Graham Bailey and Michael Dudley.

Personnel:

  • Adrian Borland – vocals, guitar, recording
  • Colvin “Max” Mayers – guitar, keyboards, recording
  • Graham Bailey – bass, recording
  • Michael Dudley – drums, percussion, recording
  • Nick Robins – recording
  • Pounda – mastering
  • Yellow Now – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Adrian Borland, except where noted.

  1. Acceleration Group
  2. Hand of Love
  3. Barria Alta – Adrian Borland, Colvin Mayers, Graham Bailey, Michael Dudley
  4. Kinetic
  5. Iron Years – Adrian Borland, Graham Bailey
  6. Prove Me Wrong
  7. Shot Up and Shut Down
  8. Web of Wicked Ways
  9. I Give You Pain
  10. You’ve Got a Way

In December 1969.

In December 1969, “CBS” label released “Birthday”, the third Peddlers (The) studio album. It was recorded in 1969, at “IBC Studios” in London, and was produced by Cyril Smith.

Personnel:

  • Roy Phillips – vocals, acoustic guitar, organ, piano, arranger
  • Tab Martin – electric bass, arranger
  • Trevor Morais – percussion, arranger
  • Ted Sharp – engineer
  • Andy Johns – engineer
  • Mike Claydon – engineer
  • John Hays – design
  • Terence Donovan – cover artwork, photography
  • Chris Hopper – inner photography

Track listing:

  1. Where Have All the Flowers Gone – Pete Seeger
  2. Little Red Rooster – Willie Dixon
  3. Southern Woman – Roy Philips
  4. By the Time I Get to Phoenix – Jimmy Webb
  5. Girlie P.S. I Love You Girlie – Roy Philips
  6. Day In Day Out – Johnny Mercer, Rube Bloom
  7. City Living – Anthony Richard
  8. Lockshen Pudding – Roy Philips, Tab Martin, Trevor Morais
  9. Birth – Roy Philips

In November 1985.

In November 1985, “Arista” label released “Stereotomy”, the ninth Alan Parsons Project (The) studio album. It was recorded October 1984 – August 1985, at “Mayfair Studios” in London, and was produced by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.

Personnel:

  • Eric Woolfson – vocals, pianos, keyboards
  • Alan Parsons – additional keyboards
  • Ian Bairnson – guitars
  • David Paton – bass
  • Stuart Elliott – drums, percussion
  • Richard Cottle – synths, saxophones
  • John Miles, Chris Rainbow, Gary Brooker, Graham Dye, Steven Dye, Eric Woolfson
  • Christoffer Warren-Green – leader of The Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Andrew Powell – orchestra arranged and conducted

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.

  1. Stereotomy
  2. Beaujolais
  3. Urbania
  4. Limelight
  5. In the Real World
  6. Where’s the Walrus?
  7. Light of the World
  8. Chinese Whispers
  9. Stereotomy Two

In November 1982.

In November 1982, “Polydor” label released “Rip It Up”, the second Orange Juice album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Berwick Street Studios” in London, and was produced by Martin Hayles.

Personnel:

  • Edwyn Collins – vocals, guitar, violin
  • Malcolm Ross – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • David McClymont – bass guitar, keyboards
  • Zeke Manyika – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Martin Hayles – piano, synthesizer
  • Gavyn Wright – violin
  • Paul Quinn – vocals
  • Dick Morrissey – saxophone
  • Martin Drover – flugelhorn
  • Mel Gaynor – percussion
  • Louise Waddle – handclaps
  • Danny Cummings – percussion
  • Gwyn Mathias – additional engineering
  • Orange Juice – sleeve design
  • Eric Watson – photography

Track listing:

  1. Rip It Up – Edwyn Collins, David McClymont, Malcolm Ross, Zeke Manyika
  2. A Million Pleading Faces – Zeke Manyika
  3. Mud in Your Eye – Edwyn Collins
  4. Turn Away – Malcolm Ross
  5. Breakfast Time – Edwyn Collins
  6. I Can’t Help Myself – Edwyn Collins, David McClymont
  7. Flesh of My Flesh – Edwyn Collins
  8. Louise Louise – Edwyn Collins
  9. Hokoyo – Edwyn Collins, David McClymont, Malcolm Ross, Zeke Manyika, Zop Cormorant
  10. Tenterhook – Edwyn Collins

On November 18, 1977.

On November 18, 1977, “Stiff Records” label released “Music for Pleasure”, the second Damned (The) studio album. It was recorded in August 1977, at “Britannia Row Studios” in London, and was produced by Nick Mason.

Personnel:

  • Dave Vanian – vocals
  • Brian James – lead and slide guitar, backing vocals
  • Lu Edmunds – rhythm guitar
  • Captain Sensible – bass, backing vocals,
  • Rat Scabies – drums
  • Lol Coxhill – saxophone
  • Nick Griffiths – engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian James, except as noted.

  1. Problem Child – Brian James, Rat Scabies
  2. Don’t Cry Wolf
  3. One Way Love
  4. Politics
  5. Stretcher Case – Brian James, Rat Scabies
  6. Idiot Box – Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies
  7. You Take My Money
  8. Alone
  9. Your Eyes – Brian James, Dave Vanian
  10. Creep (You Can’t Fool Me)
  11. You Know

On November 16, 1972.

On November 16, 1972, “Elektra” label released “No Secrets”, the third Carly Simon studio album. It was recorded September – October 1972, at “Trident Studio” in London, and was produced by Richard Perry.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano, acoustic guitar, string arrangements, ARP synthesizer arrangements
  • David Hentschel – ARP synthesizer
  • Peter Robinson – acoustic piano
  • Nicky Hopkins – acoustic piano
  • Bill Payne – organ
  • Paul Keough – acoustic guitar
  • Lowell George – slide guitar
  • Jimmy Ryan – bass, acoustic, electric and lead guitar
  • Klaus Voormann – bass
  • Andy Newmark – drums
  • Jim Gordon – drums
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Ray Cooper – congas
  • Richard Perry – percussion
  • Bobby Keys – tenor saxophone
  • Kirby Johnson – electric piano, string arrangements, horn arrangements, woodwind arrangements, conductor
  • Paul Buckmaster – orchestration, synthesizers; orchestra, synthesizer and woodwind arrangements, conductor
  • Vicki Brown – backing vocals
  • Liza Strike – backing vocals
  • Mick Jagger – backing vocals
  • James Taylor – backing vocals
  • Bonnie Bramlett – backing vocals
  • Linda McCartney – backing vocals
  • Paul McCartney – backing vocals
  • Doris Troy – backing vocals
  • Robin Geoffrey Cable – engineer, recording, remixing
  • Mark Berry – recording
  • Bill Schnee – engineer, remixing
  • Doug Sax – disc cutting
  • Robert L. Heimall – art direction, design
  • Ed Caraeff – cover photography
  • Peter Simon – inner sleeve photography
  • David Katz – musicians contractor

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon, except where noted.

  1. The Right Thing to Do
  2. The Carter Family – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  3. You’re So Vain
  4. His Friends Are More Than Fond of Robin
  5. We Have No Secrets
  6. Embrace Me, Tour Child
  7. Waited So Long
  8. It Was So Easy – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  9. Night Owl – James Taylor
  10. When You Close Your Eyes – Carly Simon, Bill Mernit

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Warner Bros” label released “Year of Sunday”, the third Seals and Crofts album. It was recorded in 1971, at “A&M Studios” in Hollywood and “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Louie Shelton.

Personnel:

  • Jim Seals – vocals, guitar, fiddle
  • Dash Crofts – vocals, mandolin
  • Louie Shelton – guitar
  • Larry Muhoberac – keyboards
  • Bobby Lichtig – bass
  • Russ Kunkel – drums
  • Victor Feldman – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Seals and Dash Crofts, except where noted.

  1. When I Meet Them
  2. ‘Cause You Love – Jim Seals
  3. Antoinette
  4. High on a Mountain – Bobby Lichtig, Jim Seals
  5. Year of Sunday
  6. Paper Airplanes
  7. Irish Linen
  8. Springfield Mill – Jim Seals, Vince Clark
  9. Ancient of the Old
  10. Sudan Village

In November 1973.

In November 1973, “United Artists” label released “On the Third Day”, the third Electric Light Orchestra studio album. It was recorded April – August 1973, at “De Lane Lea Studios” and “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Jeff Lynne.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lynne – vocals, guitars
  • Richard Tandy – piano, Moog, clavinet, Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Mike Edwards – cello
  • Mik Kaminski – violin 
  • Mike de Albuquerque – bass, backing vocals
  • Bev Bevan – drums, percussion
  • Wilf Gibson – violin
  • Colin Walker – cello
  • Marc Bolan – joint lead guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Lynne, except where noted.

  1. Ocean Breakup / King of the Universe
  2. Bluebird is Dead
  3. Oh No Not Susan
  4. New World Rising / Ocean Breakup (reprise)
  5. Showdown
  6. Daybraker
  7. Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
  8. Dreaming of 4000
  9. In the Hall of the Mountain King – Edvard Grieg

In November 1973.

In November 1973, “Columbia” label released “Stretch”, the ninth Scott Walker studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Nova Studios” in London, and was produced by Dal Newman.

Personnel:

  • Scott Walker – vocal
  • Brian Daily, Colin Greene – acoustic guitar
  • BJ Cole – Steel Guitar, Dobro 
  • Paul Keogh – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jim Ryan – electric guitar
  • Mike Moran, Ronnie Leahy – keyboards
  • Bruce Lynch, Dave Wintow – bass guitar
  • Chris Lawrence – bass
  • Barry Desouza, Terry Cox – drums
  • Ray Cooper – percussion
  • Del Newman – arranger
  • Richard Dodd – engineer
  • Roslav Szaybo – art direction, design
  • Mike Fowler back cover
  • John Brown photography

Track listing:

  1. Sunshine – Mickey Newbury
  2. Just One Smile – Randy Newman
  3. A Woman Left Lonely – Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn
  4. No Easy Way Down – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  5. That’s How I Got to Memphis – Tom T.Hall
  6. Use Me – Bill Withers
  7. Frisco Depot – Mickey Newbury
  8. Someone Who Cared – Del Newman
  9. Where Does Brown Begin – Jimmy Webb
  10. Where Love Has Died – Jim Owen
  11. I’ll Be Home – Randy Newman

On November 8, 2019.

On November 8, 2019, “BMG” label released “Blue Eyed Soul”, the twelfth Simply Red studio album. It was recorded in 2019, at “British Grove Studios” and “Southwest Studios” in London, and was produced by Andy Wright.

Personnel:

  • Mick Hucknall – vocals, mixer
  • Kenji Suzuki – guitar
  • Dave Clayton – keyboards
  • Steve Lewinson – bass
  • Roman Roth – drums
  • Kevin Robinson – trumpet
  • Ian Kirkham – saxophone
  • Chris de Margary – saxophone
  • Amy Stewart – string contractor
  • Andy Wright – programming
  • Gavin Goldberg – engineer, programming, additional mixing
  • Lewis Chapman – assistant engineer, mixing
  • Tony Cousins – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Mick Hucknall.

  1. Thinking of You
  2. Sweet Child
  3. Complete Love
  4. Take a Good Look
  5. Tonight
  6. Ring the Bell
  7. BadBootz
  8. Don’t Do Down
  9. Riding on a Train
  10. Chula