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In May 1990.

In May 1990, “Virgin” label released “1234”, the second Propaganda studio album. It was recorded in 1990, and was produced by Ian Stanley and Chris Hughes. The cover art is a close-up of part of the statue “Unique Forms of Continuity in Space” by Umberto Boccioni.

Personnel:

  • Betsi Miller – vocals
  • Michael Mertens – keyboards, electronics
  • Ian Stanley – Fairlight synthesizer
  • Chris Hughes – computer
  • Derek Forbes – bass guitar
  • Brian McGee – drums
  • Neil Taylor, Andy Ross, David Gilmour – guitar
  • Ross Cullum – rhythm guitar
  • David Paton, Pino Palladino – bass guitar
  • Jürgen Dahmen – keyboards
  • Andy Richards, Blue Weaver – Fairlight synthesizer
  • Simon Clark – Hammond organ, keyboards
  • Greg Hawkes – synthesizer
  • Mel Collins – soprano saxophone
  • Alan Lee Kirkendale – trumpet
  • Susanne Freytag – voice
  • Howard Jones, Tessa Niles – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Vicious Circle – Michael Mertens, Betsi Miller, Derek Forbes, Ralf Dörper
  2. Heaven Give Me Words – Howard Jones, Ian Stanley, Michael Mertens
  3. Your Wildlife – Betsi Miller, Michael Mertens, Ian Stanley, Chris Hughes, Howard Jones
  4. Only One World – Derek Forbes, Michael Martens, Betsi Miller, Ralf Dörper
  5. How Much Love – Michael Mertens, Betsi Miller, Derek Forbes
  6. Vicious (reprise) – Michael Mertens, Betsi Miller, Derek Forbes, Ralf Dörper
  7. Ministry of Fear – Michael Mertens, Derek Forbes
  8. Wound in My Heart – Derek Forbes, Michael Mertens, Betsi Miller, Ralf Dörper
  9. La Carne, La Morte E Il Diavolo – Michael Mertens

In May 1990.

In May 1990, “Utility Records” label released “The Internationale”, the fifth Billy Brag studio album (seven tracks EP). It was recorded January–March 1990, at “Gateway Studios”, “Cathouse Studio” and “Pier House Studio”, and was produced by Grant Showbiz, Kenny Jones and Wiggy.

Personnel:

  • Billy Bragg – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Cara Tivey– vocals, piano, shakuhachi
  • Lorraine Bowen– clarinet, soprano recorder, piano, accordion, organ
  • Wiggy – vocals, bass guitar
  • Charlie Llewellin – drum,cymbal
  • Jim Sutherland –bodhran, percussion
  • Dick Gaughan– vocals
  • Côr Cochion Caerdydd – vocals
  • Grant Showbiz– vocals
  • The Christie Tyler Cory Band –brass
  • Marc Duff –whistles
  • David Bedford– arrangements, conducting
  • Charlie Llewellin –engineer
  • Derek Bolland – engineer
  • Peter Haigh – engineer
  • Step Parikian – engineer

Track listing:

  1. The Internationale – Pierre De Geyter, Billy Bragg
  2. I Dreamed I SawPhil Ochs Last Night – Earl Robinson, Billy Bragg
  3. The Marching Song of the Covert Battalions – Billy Bragg
  4. Blake’sJerusalem – William Blake, Hubert Parry
  5. Nicaragua Nicaraguita – Carlos Mejía Godoy
  6. The Red Flag – Jim Connell, traditional
  7. My Youngest Son Came Home Today – Eric Bogle

In May 1990.

In May 1990, “Mute” label released “Manscape”, the seventh Wire studio album. It was recorded in 1990, at “RAK Studios” and was produced by David M. Allen.

Personnel:

  • Colin Newman – vocals, guitar
  • Bruce Gilbert– guitar
  • Graham Lewis – vocals, bass guitar
  • Robert Grey – drums
  • Roy Spong – engineer
  • Jon Wozencroft, Neville Brody – design

Track listing:

  1. Patterns Of Behavior
  2. Goodbye Ploy
  3. Morning Bell
  4. Small Black Reptile
  5. Torch It!
  6. Other Moments
  7. Sixth Sense
  8. What Do You See? (Welcome)
  9. Where’s The Deputation?

On January 29, 1991.

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On January 29, 1991, “Food / Parlaphone” labels released “Doubt”, the second Jesus Jones album. It was recorded in May 1990, and was produced by Ian Curnow, Mike Edwards, Phil Harding and Andy Ross.

Personnel:

  • Mike Edwards – vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Iain Baker – keyboards, programming
  • Jerry De Borg – guitars
  • Al Doughty- bass
  • Gen – drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Edwards, except where noted.

  1. Trust Me
  2. Who? Where? Why?
  3. International Bright Young Thing
  4. I’m Burning
  5. Right Here, Right Now
  6. Nothing to Hold Me – Mike Edwards, Iain Baker
  7. Real Real Real
  8. Welcome Back Victoria
  9. Two and Two
  10. Stripped
  11. Blissed