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On November 11, 1985.

On November 11, 1985, “Atco” label released “White City: A Novel”, the fourth Pete Townshend studio album. It was recorded in 1985, and was produced by Chris Thomas.

Personnel:

  • Pete Townshend – vocals; guitar
  • John “Rabbit” Bundrick – keyboards
  • Tony Butler – bass guitar
  • Phil Chen – bass guitar
  • Chucho Merchan – bass guitar
  • Pino Palladino – bass guitar
  • Steve Barnacle – bass guitar
  • Mark Brzezicki – drums
  • Simon Phillips – drums
  • Clem Burke – drums
  • David Gilmour – guitar
  • Peter Hope-Evans – harmonica
  • Kick Horns: Simon Clarke, Roddy Lorimer, Tim Sanders, Peter Thoms
  • Ewan Stewart – voice (spoken word)
  • Emma Townshend – backing vocals
  • Jackie Challenor – backing vocals
  • Mae McKenna – backing vocals
  • Lorenza Johnson – backing vocals
  • Justine Frischmann – backing vocals
  • Bill Price – recording
  • Chris Ludwinski – assistant engineer
  • Dave Edwards – assistant engineer
  • Jules Bowen – assistant engineer
  • Richard Evans – art direction; cover design; inner sleeve photography
  • Alex Henderson – front cover photography
  • Malcolm Heywood – inner sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Pete Townshend, except where noted.

  1. Give Blood
  2. Brilliant Blues
  3. Face the Face
  4. Hiding Out
  5. Secondhand Lover
  6. Crashing by Design
  7. I Am Secure
  8. White City Fighting
  9. Come to Mama

On August 27, 1991.

On August 27, 1991, “Zoo Entertainment” and “Esoteric Recordings” label released “The Prodigal Stranger”, the tenth Procol Harum studio album. It was recorded in 1991, at “Black Barn” in Surrey, “Old Barn” in South Croydon, “Stone Room” in London, “The Loft” in Bronxville, NY, and was produced by Matt Noble with Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher, and Keith Reid.

Personnel:

  • Gary Brooker- piano
  • Matthew Fisher- organ
  • Robin Trower- guitar
  • Mark Brzezicki- drums
  • Dave Bronze- bass guitar
  • Keith Reid- lyrics
  • Jerry Stevenson- guitar, mandolin
  • Henry Spinetti- drums
  • Steve Lange, Maggie Ryder, Miriam Stockley– backing vocals
  • Ted Jensen – mastering

Track listing:

  1. The Truth Won’t Fade Away – Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher, Keith Reid
  2. Holding On – Gary Brooker, Keith Reid
  3. Man with a Mission – Gary Brooker, Matt Noble, Keith Reid
  4. (You Can’t) Turn Back the Page – Gary Brooker, Matt Noble, Keith Reid
  5. One More Time – Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher, Keith Reid
  6. A Dream in Ev’ry Home – Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher, Keith Reid
  7. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle – Gary Brooker, Thompson, Keith Reid
  8. The King of Hearts – Gary Brooker, Matt Noble, Keith Reid
  9. All Our Dreams Are Sold – Gary Brooker, Robin Trower, Keith Reid
  10. Perpetual Motion – Gary Brooker, Matt Noble, Keith Reid
  11. Learn to Fly – Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher, Keith Reid
  12. The Pursuit of Happiness – Gary Brooker, Matt Noble, Keith Reid

On July 14, 1986.

On July 14, 1986, “Mercury” label released “The Seer”, the third Big Country studio album. It was recorded November 1985 – February 1986 and was produced by Robin Millar.

Personnel:

  • Stuart Adamson– vocals, guitar
  • Bruce Watson- guitar, mandolin, sitar
  • Mark Brzezicki– vocals, drums, percussion
  • Tony Butler– vocals, bass, steel guitar
  • Kate Bush- backing vocals
  • June Miles-Kingston- backing vocals
  • Davie Duncan – bodhran

Track listing:

All tracks by Stuart Adamson, except where noted.

  1. Look Away
  2. The Seer – Stuart Adamson, Bruce Watson
  3. The Teacher
  4. I Walk the Hill – Stuart Adamson, Tony Butler
  5. Eiledon
  6. One Great Thing – Stuart Adamson, Tony Butler
  7. Hold the Heart
  8. Remembrance Day
  9. The Red Fox
  10. Sailor

 

On June 14, 1982.

On June 14, 1982, “Atco” label released “All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes”, the third Pete Townshend studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, and was produced by Chris Thomas. “All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes” contains some tracks that were salvaged from later albums by his band the Who, and was released three months before the album “It’s Hard”.

Personnel:

  • Pete Townshend– vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Virginia Astley– piano
  • Tony Butler– bass guitar
  • Peter Hope-Evans– harmonica
  • Mark Brzezicki– drums
  • Simon Phillips– drums
  • Jody Linscott– percussion
  • Chris Stainton– additional keyboards
  • Poli Palmer– tuned percussion
  • John Lewis – Fairlight CMIprogramming
  • Ann Odell – brass arrangement
  • Bill Price– engineer
  • Mark Freegard – assistant engineer
  • Tim Young – mastering engineer
  • Carol Starr – photography
  • Chalkie Davis – photography
  • Michael Spry – photographic prints
  • Ike King – hair
  • Jacqui Lefton – makeup
  • Kenny McDonald – tailor

Track listing:

All tracks by Pete Townshend, except where noted.

  1. Stop Hunting People
  2. The Sea Refuses No River – Pete Townshend, Alan Rogan
  3. Prelude – Pete Townshend, Andy Newman
  4. Face Dances Pt. 2
  5. Exquisitely Bored
  6. Communication
  7. Stardom in Action
  8. Uniforms (Corp d’Espirit)
  9. North Country Girl
  10. Somebody Saved Me (performed by The Who on 1981 album “Face Dances”)
  11. Slit Skirts

On July 15, 1983.

On July 15, 1983, “Mercury” label released “The Crossing”, the debut Big Country studio album. It was recorded in May 1983, at “The Manor” in Oxfordshire, “RAK Studios” in London, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite. In December 1983, “The Crossing” was certified Platinum in Canada by “CRIA”, and in February 1984 it was certified Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Stuart Adamson– vocals, guitar, piano, e-bow
  • Bruce Watson– guitar, mandolin, sitar, vocals, e-bow
  • Tony Butler– bass, vocals
  • Mark Brzezicki– drums, percussion, vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Stuart Adamson, Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson, except where noted.

  1. In a Big Country
  2. Chance
  3. 1000 Stars
  4. The Storm
  5. Harvest Home
  6. Lost Patrol
  7. Close Action
  8. Fields of Fire (400 Miles)
  9. Porrohman

 

On April 8, 2013.

On April 8, 2013, “Cherry red Records” label released “The Journey”, the ninth Big Country studio album.It was recorded 2012-2013 at Wrexham, and was produced by Mark Brzezicki, Derek Forbes, Mike Peters, Bruce Watson and Jamie Watson.

Personnel:

  • Mark Brzezicki- drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Derek Forbes- bass guitar, guitar theremin, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Mike Peters- lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Bruce Watson- guitar, stylophone, vacuum cleaner, e-bow
  • Jamie Watson – guitar, mandolin, backing vocals
  • Engineered, mixed – Andrea Wright
  • Mastered – Mike Cave
  • Cover design – Jack Andrade
  • Sleeve design – Helen Lonsdale-Robinson, Bru “Trowelhands” Watson
  • Photography – Andy Labrow

Track listing:

All tracks by Mark Brzezicki, Butler, Mike Peters, Bruce Watson and Jamie Watson, except where noted.

  1. In a Broken Promise Land
  2. The Journey
  3. After the Flood – Mark Brzezicki, Mike Peters, Bruce Watson, Jamie Watson
  4. Hurt – Mark Brzezicki, Butler, Mike Peters, Bruce Watson, Jamie Watson
  5. Home of the Brave – Mark Brzezicki, Butler, Mike Peters, Bruce Watson and Jamie Watson
  6. Angels & Promises
  7. Strong (All Through This Land)
  8. Last Ship Sails
  9. Return
  10. Winter Fire
  11. Hall & Farewell – Mark Brzezicki, Butler, Mike Peters, Bruce Watson and Jamie Watson

 

 

On April 21, 1980.

Empty Glass

On April 21, 1980, “Atco” label released “Empty Glass”, the third Pete Townshend solo album, and his first one with original material. It was recorded 1979 – 1980, at “Eel Pie Studios” and “A.I.R. Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas and Pete Townshend. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 57, on its list of the “100 Greatest Albums of the 1980s”.

Personnel:

  • Pete Townshend: vocals, guitars, synths
  • John “Rabbit” Bundrick: “straight” keyboards
  • Simon Phillips: drums
  • James Asher: drums
  • Kenney Jones: drums
  • Mark Brzezicki: drums
  • Tony Butler: bass guitar
  • Raphael Rudd: brass arrangements
  • Peter Hope-Evans: harmonica
  • Ted Jensen- mastering engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Pete Townshend.

  1. Rough Boys
  2. I Am an Animal
  3. And I Moved
  4. Let My Love Open the Door
  5. Jools and Jim
  6. Keep on Working
  7. Cat’s in the Cupboard
  8. A Little is Enough
  9. Empty Glass
  10. Gonna Get Ya

On October 18, 1985.

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On October 18, 1985, “Beggars Banquet Records” released “Love”, the second Cult album.  It was recorded July – August 1985, at the “Jacob’s Studios” in Farnham, Surrey and “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Steve Brown. “Love” was released in more than 30 countries worldwide, and sold an estimated 2.5 million copies.

Personnel:

  • Ian Astbury– vocals
  • Billy Duffy– electric guitars, acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Jamie Stewart– bass, keyboards, strings, backing vocals
  • Mark Brzezicki– drums
  • Simon Kliney – Fairlight programming
  • Nigel Preston– drums
  • The Soultanas (Mae McKenna, Lorenza Johnson, Jackie Challenor) – backing vocals

Track listing:

All compositions by Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy.

  1. Nirvana
  2. Big Neon Glitter
  3. Love
  4. Brother Wolf, Sister Moon
  5. Rain
  6. The Phoenix
  7. Hollow Man
  8. Revolution
  9. She Sells Sanctuary
  10. Black Angel