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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 March 3, 1991.

On March 1, 1991, “Wax Trax” label released “Love’s Secret Domain”, the third Coil studio album. It was recorded January 1988 – October 1990, and was produced by John Balance, Peter Christopherson and Danny Hyde.

Personnel:

  • John Balance – vocals, organ, keyboards, synthesizer, bass, violin
  • Peter Christopherson – keyboards, sybthesizer, cornet, sampler, electronics
  • Marc Almond – vocals
  • Annie Anxiety Bandez – vocals
  • Mike McEvoy – keyboards
  • Charles Hayward – drums
  • Juan Ramirez – Spanish guitar
  • Cyrung – didgeridoo
  • Andrew Davies – violin
  • Clive Dobbins – violin
  • Gini Ball – violin
  • Sally Herbert – violin
  • Sue Dench – viola
  • Jos Pook – viola
  • Audrey Riley – cello
  • Jane Fenton – cello
  • Julia Girdwood – oboe
  • Billy McGee – orchestra
  • Rose McDowall – backing vocals
  • Danny Hyde – programming, engineering

Track listing:

All lyrics by John Balance, all music by John Balance and Peter Christopherson.

  1. Disco Hospital
  2. Teenage Lightning
  3. Windowpane
  4. The Snow
  5. Dark River
  6. Further Back and Faster
  7. Titan Arch
  8. Chaostrophy
  9. Love’s Secret Domain

On November 27, 1998.

On November 27, 1998, “IHT Records” label released “White Ladder”, the fourth David Gray studio album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by David Gray, Lestyn Polson and Craig McClune. The album was certified 23 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”, 10 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • David Gray – vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards
  • Craig McClune – vocals, drums, keyboards, bass
  • Tim Bradshaw – keyboards
  • Simon Edwards – bass
  • Colm Mac Con Iomaire– violin
  • Terry Edwards – string arrangements
  • Lestyn Polson – engineer, programmer
  • Marius de Vries– additional production, programming
  • Steve Sidelnyk – additional programming
  • Dave Turner – mastering
  • Donal Dineen, Phil Knott – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by David Gray, except where noted.

  1. Please Forgive Me
  2. Babylon
  3. My Oh My – David Grey, Craig McClune
  4. We’re Not Right – David Gray, Craig McClune, Lestyn Poison
  5. Nightblindness
  6. Silver Lining
  7. White Ladder – David Gray, Craig McClune, Lestyn Poison
  8. This Year’s Love
  9. Sail Away
  10. Say Hello Wave Goodbye – Marc Almond, David Bail

 

On May 23, 2008.

On May 23, 2008, “Durtro” label released “Black Ships Ate the Sky”, the 21st Current 93 album.

Personnel:

  • David Tibet – voice, guitars, electric leaking voices passim, mixing
  • Michael Cashmore – guitars, slide guitar, bass guitar
  • Ben Chasny – guitar
  • John Contreras – cello
  • Steven Stapleton – goatheard, mixing
  • Marc Almond – voice
  • Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – voice, banjo, tambura
  • Baby Dee – voice, harp
  • Ida Mercer – cello
  • Antony – voice, harp
  • Clodagh Simonds – voice, psaltery, zither, harmonium
  • Cosey Fanni Tutti – voice, musics
  • Chris Carter – musics
  • Andria Degens – voice, appalachian dulcimer, harmonica
  • Shirley Collins – voice
  • Iris Bishop – concertina
  • Amy Phillips – subliminal threnodic voice
  • William Breeze – viola
  • William Basinski – 9.28.82 galaxial compositions
  • Colin Potter – mixing
  • Mark Logan, Al Cisneros, Tina Gordon – astral projection production
  • John Contreras – cello arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Idumea – Marc Almond, Michael Cashmore, Charles Wesley, David Tibet
  2. Sunset (The Death of Thumbelina) – David Tibet, Ben Chasny
  3. Black Ships in the Sky – David Tibet, Michael Cashmore
  4. Then Kill Cæsar – David Tibet, Ben Chasny
  5. Idumæa – Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Charles Wesley
  6. This Autistic Imperium Is Nihil Reich – David Tibet, Michael Cashmore
  7. The Dissolution of the Boat Millions of YearsDavid Tibet, Michael Cashmore
  8. Idumæa – Baby Dee, Charles Wesley
  9. Bind Your Tortoise Mouth – David Tibet, Ben Chasny
  10. Idumæa – Antony Hegarty, Charles Wesley
  11. Black Ships Seen Last Year South of Heaven – David Tibet, Michael Cashmore
  12. Abba Amma (Babylon Destroyer) – David Tibet, Michael Cashmore, William Basinski
  13. Idumæa – Clodagh Simonds, Charles Wesley
  14. Black Ships Were Sinking into Idumæa – Part one: David Tibet, Michael Cashmore Part two: Cosey Fanni Tutti, Chris Carter, Charles Wesley
  15. The Beautiful Dancing Dust – David Tibet, Antony Hegarty
  16. Idumæa – Andria Degens, Charles Wesley
  17. Vauvauvau (Black Ships in Their Harbour) – David Tibet, Ben Chasny
  18. Idumæa – David Tibet, Ben Chasny, William Basinski, Charles Wesley
  19. Black Ships Ate the Sky – David Tibet, Charles Wesley
  20. Why Cæsar Is Burning Part II – David Tibet, Michael Cashmore
  21. Idumæa – Shirley Collins, Charles Wesley

 

On May 21, 2001.

On May 21, 2001, Tommy Eyre died aged 52.  He was a session keyboardist who has recorded and performed with John Martyn, Alex Harvey, Greg Lake, Michael Schenker, Gary Moore, B.B. King, John Mayall, Tracy Chapman Wham!, Marc Almond, Scarlet Rivera, Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation, Blue Whale, Jaklin, Riff Raff  and ZZebra, but he was best known for playing on Joe Cocker’s “With A Little Help From My Friends” and Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street” and “Right Down the Line”. Eyre has released seven solo albums.

 

On October 9, 1978.

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On October 9, 1978, Jacques Romain Georges Brel died aged 49. He was a Belgian singer, songwriter and actor, widely considered a master of the modern chanson. He recorded most of his songs in French and in Dutch, but he became a major influence on English speaking songwriters and performers such as David Bowie, Alex Harvey, Leonard Cohen, Marc Almond and Rod McKuen. The English translations of his songs were recorded by many famous performers including Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Judy Collins, John Denver, the Kingston Trio,  Scott Walker and Andy Williams. Having sold over 25 million records worldwide, Brel is the fourth best-selling Belgian recording artist of all time.