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On April 14, 2014.

On April 14, 2014, “Unmade Road” label released “Hendra”, the second Ben Watt studio album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, at “Eastcote Studios”, “The Square”, “Northern Heights”,  “Air Lyndhurst Hall”, and was produced by Ewan Pearson.

Personnel:

  • Ben Watt – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, synthesizer, electric piano, piano, synthesizer, mellotron
  • Jim Watson – keyboards, organ, synthesizer
  • Ewan Pearson – synthesizer, mellotron, handclaps
  • Steve Pearce – upright and electric bass
  • Leo Taylor– drums
  • Bernard Butler – electric guitar
  • Martin Ditcham – tambourine, congas, shaker, drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Ben Watt.

  1. Hendra
  2. Forget
  3. Spring
  4. Golden Ratio
  5. Matthew Arnold’s Field
  6. The Gun
  7. Nathaniel
  8. The Levels
  9. Young Man’s Game
  10. The Heart Is a Mirror

 

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On April 5, 1988.

On April 5, 1988, “Epic” label released “Stronger Than Pride”, the third Sade studio album. It was recorded 1987 – 1988, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas; “Studio Marcadet” in Paris, and “Studio Miraval” in Le Val, France, and was produced by Mike Pela, Ben Rogan, Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman and Paul S. Denman.

Personnel:

  • Sade Adu– vocals
  • Andrew Hale – keyboards
  • Stuart Matthewman– guitar, saxophone
  • Paul S. Denman– bass
  • James McMillan – trumpet
  • Leroy Osbourne – vocals
  • Gavyn Wright– solo violin
  • Martin Ditcham– drums, percussion
  • Gordon Hunte – guitar
  • Jake Jacas – trombone
  • Nick Ingman– string arrangements
  • Olivier de Bosson, Alain Lubrano, Vince McCartney, Melanie West – assistant engineering
  • Mike Pela– co-production, engineering
  • Herb Powers, Jr. – mastering
  • Ben Rogan – co-production, engineering
  • Franck Segarra – assistant engineering
  • Jean-Christophe Vareille – assistant engineering
  • Levon Parian – cover photograph
  • Toshi Yajima – inlay photograph
  • Graham Smith – artwork, design

Track listing:

  1. Love Is Stronger Than Pride – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  2. Paradise – Sade Adu. Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman, Paul S.Denman
  3. Nothing Can Come Between Us – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  4. Haunt Me – Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman
  5. Turn My Back on You – Sade Adu. Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  6. Keep Looking – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale
  7. Clean Heart – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  8. Give It Up – Sade Adu, Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman
  9. I Never Thought I’d See the Day – Sade Adu, Leroy Osbourne
  10. Siempre Hay Esperanza – Sade Adu, Leroy Osbourne, Stuart Matthewman

On September 16, 1991.

laughing_stock

On September 16, 1991, “Verve” label released “Laughing Stock”, the fifth and final Talk Talk studio album. It was recorded 1990 – 1991, at “Wessex Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by Tim Friese-Greene. The cover art was designed by James Marsh.

Personnel:

  • Mark Hollis– vocal, guitar, piano, organ
  • Lee Harris– drums
  • Mark Feltham– harmonica
  • Martin Ditcham – percussion
  • Tim Friese-Greene– organ, piano, harmonium
  • Levine Andrade, Stephen Tees, George Robertson, Gavyn Wright, Jack Glickman, Garfield Jackson, Wilf Gibson – viola
  • Simon Edwards, Ernest Mothle – acoustic bass
  • Roger Smith, Paul Kegg – cello
  • Henry Lowther– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Dave White – contrabass clarinet
  • Phill Brown– engineer

Track listing:

  1. Myrrhman – Mark Hollis
  2. Ascension Day – Mark Hollis
  3. After the Flood – Tim Friese, Mark Hollis
  4. Taphead – Mark Hollis
  5. New Grass – Mark Hollis
  6. Runeli – Mark Hollis

 

 

On September 13, 1988.

tanita_tikaram_-_ancient_heart

On September 13, 1988, “WEA” label released “Ancient Heart”, the debut Tanita Tikaram studio album. It was recorded April–July 1988, at “Red House Studios” in Silsoe, and was produced by Rod Argent and Peter Van Hooke. The album was big success and was a hit globally (best selling album of 1989 in Germany), launching Tanita’s mainstream career.

Personnel:

  • Tanita Tikaram – vocals, guitar
  • Mark Isham– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Paul Brady– mandolin
  • David Lindley– violin
  • Marc Ribot– guitar
  • Rod Argent– keyboards
  • Brendan Croker– guitar
  • Pete Beachill – trombone
  • Mitch Dalton – guitar
  • Martin Ditcham – percussion
  • John Georgiadis – violin
  • Keith Harvey – cello
  • Noel Langley – trumpet
  • Malcolm Messiter – oboe
  • Helen O’Hara– violin
  • Brendon O’Reilly – violin
  • Philip Todd – saxophone
  • Peter Van Hooke– drums
  • Clem Clempson– guitar
  • Mark Creswell – guitar
  • Ian Jewell – viola
  • Rory McFarlane– bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Tanita Tikaram.

  1. Good Tradition
  2. Cathedral Song
  3. Sighing Innocents
  4. I Love You
  5. World Outside Your Window
  6. For All These Years
  7. Twist in My Sobriety
  8. Poor Cow
  9. He Likes the Sun
  10. Valentine Heart
  11. Preyed Upon

On July 29, 1997.

Catherine Wheel - Adam and Eve

On July 29, 1997, “Mercury” label released “Adam and Eve”, the fourth Catherine Wheel album. It was recorded 1996–1997, at  “Air Studios” and “Metropolis Studios” in London; “Machine Works Studios” in Vancouver, and was produced by Bob Ezrin, Garth Richardson and Rob Dickinson. “The Big Takeover” magazine named “Adam and Eve” its album of the year for 1997.

Personnel:

  • Rob Dickinson– vocals, guitar
  • Brian Futter – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Dave Hawes – bass guitar
  • Neil Sims – percussion, drums
  • Martin Ditcham – percussion
  • Tim Friese-Greene– organ, piano
  • Pete Whittaker – organ, piano
  • Audrey Riley– cello, string arrangements
  • Randy Staub – engineer, mixing
  • Gary Winger – engineer
  • Jon Bailey – assistant engineer
  • Darren Grahn – digital editing, assistant engineer
  • Anthony Lycenko – engineer, digital editing, assistant engineer
  • Storm Thorgerson– artwork
  • Julien Mills, Peter Curzon – artwork
  • Tony May – photography

Track listing:

  1. Intro
  2. Future Boy
  3. Delicious
  4. Broken Nose
  5. Phantom of the American Mother
  6. Ma Solituda
  7. Satellite
  8. Thunderbird
  9. Here Comes the Fat Controller
  10. Goodbye
  11. For Dreaming
  12. Outro

 

On July 16, 1984.

Sade_-_Diamond_Life

On July 16, 1984, “Epic” label released “Diamond Life”, the debut Sade studio album. It was recorded 1983–1984, at “The Power Plant” in London, and was produced by Robin Millar. “Diamond Life” won the 1985 “Brit Award” for the “Best British Album”. The album was certified 4 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; 2 x Platinum in France by “SNEP”; Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; 4 x Platinum in UK by “BPI” and 4 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Sade Adu– vocals
  • Andrew Hale – keyboards
  • Stuart Matthewman– guitar, saxophone
  • Paul Denman– bass
  • Terry Bailey – trumpet
  • Pete Brown – assistant engineering
  • Paul Anthony Cook – drums
  • Martin Ditcham– percussion
  • Simon Driscoll – assistant engineering
  • Dave Early– drums, percussion
  • Gordon Matthewman – trumpet
  • Mike Pela– production engineering
  • Chris Roberts – photography
  • Ben Rogan – engineering
  • Graham Smith – sleeve design

Track listing:

  1. Smooth Operator – Sade Adu, Ray St. John
  2. Your Love Is King – Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman
  3. Hang On To Your Love – Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman
  4. Frankie’s First Affair – Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman
  5. When Am I Going to Make a Living – Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman
  6. Cherry Pie – Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman, Andrew Hale, Paul Denman
  7. Sally – Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman
  8. I Will Be Your Friend – Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman
  9. Why Can’t We Live Together – Timmy Thomas

On November 7, 1983.

Undercover

On November 7, 1983, “Rolling Stone” label released “Undercover”, the Rolling Stones 17th studio album. It was recorded November– December 1982 and May–August 1983, and was produced by The Glimmer Twins and Chris Kimsey.

Personnel:

  • Mick Jagger– lead and backing vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Keith Richards– guitar, bass, vocals
  • Ronnie Wood– guitars, backing vocals; bass
  • Bill Wyman– bass, percussion; piano
  • Charlie Watts– drums
  • Chuck Leavell– keyboards, organ, piano
  • Ian Stewart– piano, percussion
  • David Sanborn– saxophone
  • CHOPS – horns
  • Sly Dunbar– percussion
  • Robbie Shakespeare– bass
  • Moustapha Cisse – percussion
  • Brahms Coundoul – percussion
  • Martin Ditcham – percussion
  • Jim Barber – guitar
  • Hubert Kretzschmar – cover art photographer, illustrator
  • Peter Corriston- cover art designer

Track listing

All tracks by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.

  1. Undercover of the Night
  2. She Was Hot
  3. Tie You Up
  4. Wanna Hold You
  5. Feel On Baby
  6. Too Much Blood
  7. Pretty Beat Up – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Rinnie Wood
  8. Too Tough
  9. All the Way Down
  10. It Must Be Hell