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In September 1969.

In September 1969, “Decca” label released “A Step Further”, the fourth Savoy Brown album. It was recorded in 1969 (track Savoy Brown Boogie was recorded live at “The Cooks Ferry Inn” in Edmonton, London, and was produced by Mike Vernon.

Personnel:

  • Chris Youlden – vocals
  • Kim Simmonds – guitar
  • Lonesome Dave – guitar
  • Bob Hall – piano
  • Tony Stevens – bass
  • Roger Earl – drums
  • Terry Noonan – arrangements
  • Mike Vernon – liner notes
  • Dave Grinsted – engineer
  • Colin Freeman, John Punter, Mike Mailes – assistant engineers
  • Terence Ibbott – photography

Track listing:

  1. Made Up My Mind – Chris Youlden
  2. Waiting in the Bamboo Grove – Kim Simmonds
  3. Life’s One Act Play – Chris Youlden
  4. I’m Tired – Chris Youlden
  5. Where Am I – Chris Youlden
  6. Savoy Brown Boogie – Kim Simmonds, Chris Youlden

including:

  • Feel So Good – Chuck Willis
  • Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On – Sunny David, Dave Williams
  • Little Queenie – Chuck Berry
  • Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix
  • Hernando’s Hideaway – Richard Adler, Jerry Ross

On September 8, 2014.

On September 8, 2014, “Universal” label released “Listen”, the fourth Kooks (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2013, in London and Los Angeles, and was produced by Inflo.

Personnel:

  • Luke Pritchard – vocals, guitar, keyboards, programming, synths, tambourine, bass, hand claps
  • Hugh Harris – guitar, backing vocals
  • Peter Denton – bass, guitar, percussion
  • Alexis Nunez – drums, percussion, bass
  • Inflo – percussion, synths, programming, piano, guitar, organ
  • Fraser T Smith – keyboards, guitar, drum programming 
  • Tommy Antonio – Rhodes 
  • Behind the Force Choir – choir
  • Carmen Phelan – violin, viola 
  • Cleo Nikolic – backing vocals
  • Betty Thorpe – crowd vocals 
  • Kate Fletcher – crowd vocals 
  • Erica Earl – additional vocals 

 Track listing:

Al tracks by Luke Pritchard and Inflo, except where noted.

  1. Around Town
  2. Forgive & Forget – Luke Pritchard, Inflo, Alexis Nuñez
  3. Westside – Luke Pritchard, Inflo, Hugh Harris
  4. See Me Now
  5. It Was London
  6. Bad Habit – Luke Pritchard, Inflo, Peter Denton
  7. Down
  8. Dreams
  9. Are We Electric – Luke Pritchard, Fraser T Smith
  10. Sunrise
  11. Sweet Emotion

On September 6, 2013.

On September 6, 2013, “Mute” label released “Tales of Us”, the sixth Goldfrapp studio album. It was recorded April – May 2013, at “Angel Recording Studios” in London, and was produce by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory.

Personnel:

  • Alison Goldfrapp – vocals, instruments, artwork direction
  • Will Gregory – instruments, string arrangements
  • Steve Evans – acoustic guitar, additional programming
  • Aidan Love – additional programming
  • Nick Ingman – string scoring, string conducting
  • Charlie Jones – double bass
  • Alex Lee – bass guitar, acoustic and electric guitar, Nashville guitar
  • John Parricelli – guitar 
  • Ross Hughes – acoustic guitar, cavaquinho 
  • Chris Laurence – double bass 
  • Martyn Barker – Indian guitar, drums
  • Paul Cowgill – horse effects 
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • John Metcalfe – viola 
  • Louisa Fuller – violin 
  • String section –
    • Everton Nelson, Steve Morris, Emlyn Singleton, Warren Zielinski, Rita Manning, Richard George, Ian Humphries, Patrick Kiernan, Ann Morfee, Debbie Widdup, Kathy Shave, Dave Williams, Rusty Pomeroy, Boguslaw Kostecki, Tom Pigott-Smith, Mark Berrow – violin
    • Peter Lale, Bill Hawkes, Bruce White, Andy Parker, Nick Barr, Morgan Goff – viola
    • Ian Burdge, Sophie Harris, Nick Cooper, Penny Driver, Chris Allan – cello
    • Chris Laurence, Richard Pryce, Stacey Watton – double bass 
  • Martyn Barker – drums
  • John Parish – drums
  • Greg Freeman – additional engineering
  • Eduardo de la Paz – additional engineering, mixing assistance 
  • Craig Silvey – mixing
  • Gary Thomas – string recording
  • John Dent – mastering
  • Mat Maitland – artwork direction
  • Annemarieke van Drimmelen – photography
  • Julie Rubio – image treatments
  • Lenka Rayn H. – additional photography

Track listing:

All tracks are written by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory.

  1. Jo
  2. Annabel
  3. Drew
  4. Ulla
  5. Alvar
  6. Thea
  7. Simone
  8. Stranger
  9. Laurel
  10. Clay

On September 2, 1996.

On September 2, 1996, “Virgin” label released “Universal”, the tenth Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark studio album. It was recorded 1995 -1996, at “The Townhouse” and “Metropolis” in London, and was produced by Andy McCluskey, Matthew Vaughan and David Nicholas.

Personnel:

  • Andy McCluskey – vocals, keyboards, production, mixing
  • Matthew Vaughan – keyboards, guitar, piano, bass
  • Phil Spalding – bass, backing vocals
  • Chuck Sabo – drums, percussion
  • Jimmy Taylor – guitar
  • Anne Dudley – string arrangements
  • Richard Allen Singers – vocals
  • Breda Dunne – backing vocals
  • Hannah Clive – backing vocals
  • Carol Kenyon – backing vocals
  • Maggie Keane – backing vocals
  • David Nicholas – engineer, mixing
  • Gregg Jackman – mixing
  • Julie Gardner – engineer, assistant engineer
  • Neil Tucker – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy McCluskey, except where noted.

  1. Universal
  2. Walking on the Milky Way – Andy McCluskey, Nigel Ipinson, Keith Small
  3. The Moon & the Sun – Andy McCluskey, Karl Bartos
  4. The Black Sea – Andy McCluskey, Stuart Kershaw
  5. Very Close to Far Away – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  6. The Gospel of St. Jude
  7. That Was Then
  8. Too Late – Andy McCluskey, Stuart Kershaw
  9. The Boy from the Chemist Is Here to See You
  10. If You’re Still in Love with Me – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey, Stuart Kershaw
  11. New Head – Andy McCluskey, Simon Fung

In August 1985.

In August 1985, “Columbia” label released “The Rose of England”, the sixth Nick Lowe album. It was recorded 1984 – 1985, at “Eden Studios” in Acton, “Boathouse Studios” in Twickenham, London, and was produced by Nick Lowe, Colin Fairley and Huey Lewis.

Personnel:

  • Nick Lowe – vocals, bass, guitar
  • Martin Belmont – guitar
  • Paul Carrack – organ, bass, piano, backing vocals
  • Bobby Irwin – drums, backing vocals
  • Andrew Bodnar – bass
  • Nick Pentelow – tenor saxophone
  • Huey Lewis – harmonica, backing vocals
  • Mario Cipollina – bass
  • Johnny Colla – guitar, saxophone, backing vocals
  • Bill Gibson – drums, backing vocals
  • Chris Hayes – guitar, backing vocals
  • Sean Hopper – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Chris “Boothill” Thompson – banjo

Track klisting:

All tracks by Nick Lowe except where noted.

  1. Darlin’ Angel Eyes
  2. She Don’t Love Nobody – John Hiatt
  3. 7 Nights to Rock – Henry Glover, Louis Innis, Buck Trail
  4. Long Walk Back – Nick Lowe, Martin Belmont, Paul Carrack, Bobby Irwin
  5. The Rose of England
  6. Lucky Dog
  7. I Knew the Bride (When She Used to Rock & Roll)
  8. Indoor Fireworks – Elvis Costello
  9. (Hope to God) I’m Right
  10. I Can Be the One You Love
  11. Everyone – Gary Rue
  12. Bo Bo Skediddle – Webb Pierce, Wayne Walker

On August 14, 2020.

On August 14, 2020, “14th Floor” label released “A Celebration of Endings”, the eighth Biffy Clyro studio album. It was recorded in 2019, at “Lotus Easter Studio” in Santa Monica, California, “United Recording Studio” in Los Angeles, “Abbey Road Studios”, “RAK Studios” and Rockstone Studios in London, and was produced by Rich Costey and Steve Mac.

Personnel:

  • Simon Neil – lead vocals, guitars
  • James Johnston – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Ben Johnston – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Zac Rae – additional keyboards
  • Steve Mac – additional keyboards
  • Rob Mathes – string arrangements, conducting
  • Jenny Nendick – conducting
  • Jackie Shave – concertmaster
  • Magnus Johnston – violin
  • Perry Montague-Mason – violin
  • Patrick Kiernan – violin
  • Pete Hanson – violin
  • Natalia Bonner – violin
  • Cathy Thompson – violin
  • Debbie Widdup – violin
  • Jonathan Evans-Jones – violin
  • Chris Tombling – violin
  • Bruce White – viola
  • Peter Lale – viola
  • Rachel Roberts – viola
  • Caroline Dearley – cello
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Jonathan Williams – cello
  • Caroline Dearley – cello
  • Jonathan Allen – string recording
  • Paul Pritchard – string recording assistant
  • Neil Dawes – string recording assistant
  • KT Pipal – engineering
  • Mario Borgatta – engineering
  • Wesley M. Seidman – engineering
  • Cecil Barlett – engineering
  • Dann Pursey – engineering
  • Koby Merman – additional mix engineering and digital editing
  • Dalton Ricks – additional mix engineering
  • Ross Newbauer – additional mix engineering
  • Rich Costey – mixing
  • James Rushent – additional production
  • Chris Laws – additional programming, engineering
  • Joe La Porta – mastering
  • Thomas Robson – cover artwork
  • Simon Neil – additional artwork, art direction
  • Richard Welland – art direction
  • Ash Reynolds – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Simon Neil, except where noted.

  1. North of No South
  2. The Champ
  3. Weird Leisure
  4. Tiny Indoor Fireworks
  5. Worst Type of Best Possible
  6. Space – Steve Mac
  7. End Of
  8. Instant History – Steve Mac, Ammar Malik
  9. The Pink Limit
  10. Opaque
  11. Cop Syrup

In August 1983.

In August 1983, “Some Bizzare” label released “Torment and Toreros”, the second Marc and the Mambas studio album. It was recorded January – May 1983, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Marc Almond.

Personnel:

  • Marc Almond – vocals, guitar, percussion, mixing
  • Annie Hogan – vocals, piano, harpsichord, Farfisa organ
  • Steve Sherlock – flute, saxophone
  • Lee Jenkinson – vocals, bass, guitar, drums
  • Matt Johnson – guitar
  • Peter Ashworth – drums, timpani
  • Frank Want – drums
  • The Venomettes – string arrangements

       Anne Stephenson – violin

       Ginny Hewes – violin

       Martin McCarrick – cello

       Billy McGee – double bass

  • Flood – mixing
  • Huw Feather – design
  • Peter Ashworth – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Almond, except where noted.

  1. Intro – Marc Almond, Sally Mambas
  2. Boss Cat – lyrics by Marc Almond, music by Anne Stephenson, Ginny Hewes
  3. The Bulls – Jacques Brel
  4. Catch a Fallen Star
  5. The Animal in You – Marc Almond, Sally Mambas
  6. In My Room – Joaquin Prieto, English lyrics by Lee Pockriss, Paul Vance
  7. First Time
  8. (Your Love Is A) Lesion
  9. My Former Self – Marc Almond, Annie Hogan
  10. Once Was – Marc Almond, The Venomettes
  11. The Untouchable One – Marc Almond, Lee Jenkinson
  12. Blood Wedding – traditional Spanish song
  13. Black Heart – Marc Almond, Annie Hogan
  14. Medley: Narcissus/Gloomy Sunday/Vision – Marc Almond, Steve Sherlock, Sam M. Lewis, Rezső Seress, Peter Hammill
  15. Torment – Marc Almond, Steven Severin, Robert Smith
  16. A Million Manias – Marc Almond, Foetus
  17. My Little Book of Sorrows
  18. Beat out that Rhythm on a Drum – Georges Bizet, Oscar Hammerstein II

On August 8, 2011.

On August 8, 2011, “Decca” label released “Shine”, the debut Mary-Jess (Mary-Jess Leaverland) album. It was recorded 2010 – 2011, at “The Busy Bee” in Beijing, “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Ross Cullum.

Personnel:

  • Maty-Jess – vocals
  • Geoff Lawson, Pawel Bzim Zarecki – keyboards
  • Ross Cullum – keyboards, additional programming
  • Liu Teng – Chinese drums
  • Si Ri Gu Leng – fiddle
  • Ding Xiao Teng – flute
  • Chang Jing – guzheng
  • Benbrick, Emma Rohan, Liz Leaverland, Mary-Jess Leaverland*, Rich Parker, Sandy McLelland – backing vocals
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – orchestra
  • Geoff Lawson, Pawel Bzim Zarecki – string arrangements
  • Sandy McLelland – vocal arrangements
  • James McWilliam – conductor
  • Geoff Lawson, Pawel Bzim Zarecki – programming
  • Simon Changer – engineer, mixing
  • Simon Rhodes – orchestra recording
  • Paul Chessell – design
  • Michael Labica, Sandrine Dulermo – photography 

Track listing:

  1. Are You the Way Home? – Helen Boulding, Mary-Jess Leaverland, Pete Glenister
  2. Glorious – Chris Eaton, Mary-Jess Leaverland
  3. Lighthouse of Mine – Fredrik Kempe, Peter Kvint, Ginny McGrail
  4. Rising from the Fire – Emma Rohan, Matt Schwartz
  5. Beautiful Force – Duck Blackwell, Mary-Jess Leaverland, Paddy Dalton
  6. Everything Can Wait – Helen Boulding, Martin Glover, Zoe Michelle
  7. Stand As One – Emma Rohan, Mary-Jess Leaverland, Paul Carter
  8. Yue Guang Ai Ren – Tan Dun
  9. My Own Sunrise – Chris Eaton, Mary-Jess Leaverland
  10. An Angel walking – Geoff Lawson, Helen Boulding, Mary-Jess Leaverland, Ross Cullum
  11. Burning Love – Guy Farler, Helen Boulding, Mary-Jess Leaverland
  12. Heaven is Empty – Paul Carter

In July 1990.

In July 1990, “Mercury” label released “The Vegetarians of Love”, the second Bob Geldof studio album. It was recorded 1989 – 1990, at “Maison Rouge Studios” in London, and was produced by Rupert Hine.

Personnel:

  • Bob Geldof – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Phil Palmer – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Geoff Richardson – viola, electric and acoustic guitar, clarinet, saxophone, recorders, penny whistles, ukulele, assorted kitchen utensils
  • Rupert Hine – piano, keyboards, percussion, backing vocals
  • Steve Fletcher – piano, organ
  • Alan Dunn – accordion, organ
  • Pete Briquette – bass guitar, keyboard
  • Bob Loveday – violin, penny whistle, bass guitar
  • Gerry Moffet – electric guitar
  • Gordon Bonnar – guitar
  • David A. Stewart – guitar
  • Paul Carrack – organ
  • Geoff Dugmore – drums, percussion
  • Kevin Godley – backing vocals
  • Cameron Jenkins – saxophone
  • Stephen W Tayler – recording, mixing
  • Andrew Scarth – recording
  • Emmanuel Taylor – recording assistant
  • Cameron Jenkins – mixing
  • Arun Chakraverty – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Geldof, except where noted.

  1. A Gospel Song
  2. Love or Something – Bob Geldof, David A. Stewart
  3. The Great Song of Indifference
  4. Thinking Voyager 2 Type Things – Bob Geldof, Pete Briquette
  5. Big Romantic Stuff
  6. Crucified Me
  7. The Chains of Pain – Bob Geldof, Danny Mitchell
  8. A Rose at Night
  9. No Small Wonder – Bob Geldof, Danny Mitchell
  10. Walking Back to Happiness
  11. Let It Go
  12. The End of the World