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Baio: Dead Hand Control

On January 29, 2020, “Glassnote” label released “Dead Hand Control”, the third Baio (Chris Baio) studio album. It was recorded June 2018- January 2020, at “13 Studios” in London, “Heavy Duty Studios” in Burbank, “C+C Music Factory” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Chris Baio.

  • Chris Baio − vocals, bass, guitar, piano, engineer
  • George Hume – guitar
  • Robby Sinclair – drums
  • Ezra Koenig – backing vocals
  • Greta Morgan – backing vocals
  • Buzzy Lee – backing vocals
  • Jasmine Chen – engineer
  • Chris Kasych – engineer
  • John Foyle – engineer
  • Lars Stalfors – mixing
  • Emily Lazar – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Baio.

  1. Dead Hand Control
  2. Endless Me, Endlessly
  3. What Do You Say When I’m Not There
  4. Dead Hand
  5. Take it from Me
  6. Caisse Noire
  7. Never Never Never
  8. O.M.W.

The Raincoats: Moving

On January 27, 1984, “Rough Trade” label released “Moving”, the third Raincoats (The) studio album. It was recorded October – November 1982, August – September 1983, at “Berry Street Studios” and “Regents Park Studios” in London, and was produced by Adam Kidron and Brad Grisdale.

Personnel:

  • Vicki Aspinall – vocals, organ, bass, piano, violin
  • Gina Birch – vocals, bass, guitar, vibraphone
  • Ana da Silva – vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Mgotse Mothie – double bass
  • Michael McEvoy – synthesizer bass, horn arrangements
  • Paddy O’Connell – bass, tenor saxophone, penny whistle
  • Derek Goddard – percussion, bongos, conga, drums
  • Richard Dudanski – percussion, drums, balafon
  • Roger Freeman – percussion
  • Chris “C.P.” Lee – trumpet
  • Harry Beckett – trumpet, flugelhorn

Track listing:

  1. Ooh Ooh La La La
  2. Dreaming in the Past
  3. Mouth of a Story
  4. Honey Mad Woman
  5. Rainstorm
  6. Dance of Hopping Mad
  7. Balloon
  8. I Saw a Hill
  9. Overheard
  10. The Body
  11. Avidoso
  12. Animal Rhapsody

Wire: Mind Hive

On January 24, 2020, “Pinkflag” label released “Mind Hive”, the seventeenth Wire studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Rockfield Studios” in Rockfield, Wales, “Swim Studios” in London, and was produced by Colin Newman.

Personnel:

  • Colin Newman – lead vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, tenor guitar, keyboards, stylophone, mixing
  • Matthew Simms – guitar, synths, organ, effects, additional engineering
  • Graham Lewis – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, synthesizer, effects
  • Robert Grey – drums, cymbals
  • Sean Douglas – organ, engineer
  • Harald Pettersson – hurdy gurdy
  • Denis Blackham – mastering
  • Jon Wozencroft – art direction, photography

Track listing:

  1. Be Like Them
  2. Cactused
  3. Primed and Ready
  4. Off the Beach
  5. Unrepentant
  6. Shadows
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Hung
  9. Humming

Momus: Circus Maximus

On January 15, 1986, “Creation Records” label released “Circus Maximus”, the debut Momus album. It was recorded in September 1985, at “Alaska Studio”, in London, and was produced by Momus.

Personnel:

  • Momus (Nicholas Currie) – vocals, guitar, synthesizer, arranger
  • Neill Martin – synthesizer
  • Jane Davies – backing vocals
  • Noel Thomson – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Nicholas Currie (Momus).

  1. Lucky Like St. Sebastian
  2. The Lesson of Sodom (According to Lot)
  3. John The Baptist Jones
  4. King Solomon’s Song and Mine
  5. Little Lord Obedience
  6. The Day the Circus Came to Town
  7. The Rape of Lucretia
  8. Paper Wraps Rock
  9. Rules of the Game of Quoits

Central Line: Breaking Point

On January 9, 1982, “Mercury” label released “Breaking Point”, the debut Central Line studio album. It was recorded June – October 1981, at “Scorpio Studios”, “Audio International Studios” and “Nova Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by Roy Carter and Bob Carter.

Personnel:

  • Linton Beckles – vocals, percussion, design
  • Henry Defoe – lead and rhythm guitar, design
  • Lipson Francis – keyboards, design
  • Camelle Hinds – vocals, bass, design
  • Roy Carter – keyboards, guitar, remix
  • Steve Jeffries – keyboards
  • Danny Cummings – percussion, congas, bongos
  • Jake Le Mesurier – percussion
  • Mel Gaynor – additional drums
  • Dee Sealy – backing vocals
  • George Chandler – backing vocals
  • Jimmy Chambers – backing vocals
  • Dennis Weinreich – recording
  • Pete Smith – recording, mixing
  • Pete Walsh – mixing
  • Greg Walsh – mixing
  • Arun – lacquer cut
  • Peter Ashworth – photography

Track listing:

  1. Walking Into Sunshine – Linton Beckles, Lipson Francis, Roy Carter
  2. I Need Your Love – Linton Beckles, Lipson Francis, Anthony McCorkell
  3. Breaking Point – Lipson Francis, Linton Beckles
  4. Goodbye – Camelle Hinds, Henry Defoe, Steve Jeffries
  5. That’s No Way to Treat My Love – Linton Beckles, Lipson Francis, Roy Carter
  6. Don’t Tell Me – Linton Beckles, Lipson Francis, Anthony McCorkell
  7. (You Know) You Can Do It – Lipson Francis, Henry Hinds, Linton Beckles
  8. Shake It Up – Linton Beckles, Lipson Francis, Anthony McCorkell

UFO: No Place to Run

On January 8, 1980, “Chrysalis” label released “No Place to Run”, the eighth UFO studio album. It was recorded in August 1979, at “Air Studios” in Montserrat, “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by George Martin.

Personnel:

  • Phil Mogg – lead vocals
  • Paul Chapman – lead guitar
  • Paul Raymond – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Pete Way – bass guitar
  • Andy Parker – drums
  • Geoff Emerick – engineer, mixing
  • George Martin – mixing
  • Steve Churchyard – engineer assistant
  • John Wall – tape operator
  • Nigel Walker – tape operator

Track listing:

  1. Alpha Centauri – Paul Chapman
  2. Lettin’ Go – Phil Mogg, Pete Way
  3. Mystery Train – Junior Parker, Sam Phillips
  4. The Fire Burns Tonight – Phil Mogg, Paul Chapman
  5. Gone in the Night – Phil Mogg, Pete Way
  6. Young Blood – Phil Mogg, Pete Way
  7. No Place to Run – Phil Mogg, Pete Way
  8. Take It or Leave It – Paul Raymond
  9. Money, Money – Phil Mogg, Pete Way
  10. Anyday – Phil Mogg, Pete Way

UFO: The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent

On January 6, 1981, “Chrysalis” label released “The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent”, the ninth UFO studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “AIR Studios”, “Wessex Sound Studios”, and “Utopia Studios” in London, and was produced by Phil Moog, Pete Way, Andy Parker, Paul Chapman and Neil Carter.

Personnel:

  • Phil Mogg – vocals
  • Paul Chapman – guitars
  • Neil Carter – keyboards, guitar, backing vocals, saxophone
  • Pete Way – bass
  • Andy Parker – drums
  • Paul Buckmaster – orchestral arrangements, orchestra conductor
  • Steve Churchyard, Gary Edwards, Jeremy Green – engineer
  • Hipgnosis – design

Track listing:

  1. Chains Chains – Pete Way, Phil Mogg
  2. Long Gone – Paul Chapman, Phil Mogg
  3. The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent – Paul Chapman, Phil Mogg
  4. It’s Killing Me – Pete Way, Phil Mogg
  5. Making Moves – Paul Chapman, Phil Mogg
  6. Lonely Heart – Paul Chapman, Pete Way, Phil Mogg
  7. Couldn’t Get It Right – Paul Chapman, Pete Way, Phil Mogg
  8. Profession of Violence – Paul Chapman, Phil Mogg

Sweet: Level Headed

On January 3, 1978, “Polydor” label released “Level Headed”, the sixth Sweet studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Château d’Hérouville” in France, “Kingsway Recorders” in London, and was produced by Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Andy Scott and Mick Tucker.

Personnel:

  • Brian Connolly – lead vocals
  • Steve Priest – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, synthesizer voice
  • Andy Scott – lead and backing vocals, guitar, synthesizer
  • Mick Tucker – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Geoff Westley – keyboards, string arrangements 
  • Ronnie Asprey – brass
  • Richard Harvey – baroque wind
  • Stevie Lange – vocals
  • Louis Austin – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Andy Scott, and Mick Tucker except where noted.

  1. Dream On – Andy Scott
  2. Love Is Like Oxygen – Andy Scott, Trevor Griffin
  3. California Nights
  4. Strong Love
  5. Fountain
  6. Anthem No. I (Lady of the Lake)
  7. Silverbird
  8. Lettres D’Amour
  9. Anthem No. II
  10. Air on ‘A’ Tape Loop – Steve Priest, Andy Scott, Mick Tucker

Quintessence: Indweller

In December 1972, “RCA” label released “Indweller”, the fifth and final studio Quintessence studio album. It was recorded in July 1972, at “Morgan” in London, and was produced by Allan Mostert, Raja Ram, Sambhu Babaji and Jake Milton.

Personnel:

  • Allan Mostert – lead guitar
  • Raja Ram – flute
  • Sambhu Babaji – bass guitar
  • Jake Milton – drums

Track listing:

  1. Jesus My Life
  2. Butterfly Music
  3. It’s All the Same
  4. Indweller
  5. Holy Roller
  6. Portable Realm
  7. Sai Baba
  8. On the Other Side of the Wall
  9. Dedication
  10. Bliss Trip
  11. Mother of the Universe

Marianne Faithful: Go Away from My World

In December 1965, “London” label released “Go Away from My World”, the third Marianne Faithfull studio album. It was recorded in 1965, and was produced by Mike Leander.

Personnel:

  • Marianne Faithful – vocals
  • Mike Leander – arranger
  • David Bailey – photography
  • Gered Mankowitz – photography
  • Andy Wickham – liner notes
  • Andrew Loog Oldham – executive prodycer

Track listing:

  1. Go Away from My World – Jon Mark
  2. Yesterday – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. Come My Way – traditional
  4. The Last Thing on My Mind – Tom Paxton
  5. How Should True Love – Alfred Deller
  6. Wild Mountain Time – Francis McPeake
  7. Summer Nights – Brian Henderson, Liza Strike
  8. Mary Ann – traditional
  9. Scarborough Fair – traditional
  10. Lullabye – Jon Mark
  11. North Country Maid – traditional
  12. Sally Free and Easy – Cyril Tawney