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In September 1976.

In September 1976, “E.G.” label released “Let’s Stick Together”, the third Bryan Ferry album. It was recorded 1973 – 1976, at “AIR” and “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas and Bryan Ferry.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry – vocals, keyboards, harmonica
  • Chris Spedding- guitar
  • Paul Thompson- drums
  • John Wetton- bass
  • Chris Mercer- tenor saxophone
  • Mel Collins- soprano saxophone
  • Martin Drover – trumpet
  • Eddie Jobson- violin, synthesizer
  • Morris Pert- percussion
  • John Gustafson- bass
  • Rick Wills- bass
  • John Porter- bass
  • Phil Manzanera- guitar
  • David O’List- guitar
  • Neil Hubbard- guitar
  • Ann O’Dell – string arrangement
  • Jackie Sullivan, Helen Chappelle, Paddie McHugh, Doreen Chanter, Vicki Brown, Martha Walker – chorus
  • John Punter, Steve Nye– engineers
  • Jon Walls, Nigel Walker – assistant engineers
  • Richard Wallis – photography

Track listing:

  1. Let’s Stick Together – Wilbert Harrison
  2. Casanova – Brian Ferry
  3. Sea Breezed – Brian Ferry
  4. Shame, Shame, Shame – Jimmy Reed
  5. 2HB – Brian Ferry
  6. The Price of Love – Don Everly, Phil Everly
  7. Chance Meeting – Brian Ferry
  8. It’s Only Love – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  9. You Go to My Head – Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie
  10. Re-Make/Re-Model – Brian Ferry
  11. Heart on My Sleeve – Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle
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On September 1, 1978.

On September 1, 1978, “EG” label released “The Bride Stripped Bare”, the fifth Bryan Ferry solo album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Mountain Studios” in Montreux, Switzerland, and was produced by Waddy Watchel, Rick Marotta, Simon Puxley, Steve Nye and Bryan Ferry.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry- lead vocals, piano, keyboards
  • Waddy Wachtel- lead guitar, slide guitar, backing vocals
  • Neil Hubbard- Guitar
  • Preston Heyman, Rick Marotta- drums
  • John Wetton- bass guitar
  • Herbie Flowers- string bass
  • Alan Spenner- Bass guitar
  • Ann Odell – organ, electric piano, string arrangements
  • Suzanne Ciani- synthesizers
  • Steve Nye- electric piano
  • Mel Collins- saxophone
  • Martin Drover – trumpet
  • Jimmy Douglass, Lew Hahn, Steve Nye – engineers
  • Dave Richards, Martin Pearson, Randy Mason – assistant engineers
  • Antony Price – design
  • John Swannell– photography
  • Ahmet Ertegün- counsel

Track listing:

  1. Sign of Times – Bryan Ferry
  2. Can’t Let Go – Bryan Ferry
  3. Hold On (I’m Coming) – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  4. The Same Old Blues – J. Cale
  5. When She Walks in the Room – Bryan Ferry
  6. Take Me to the River – Al Green, Mabon “Teenie” Hodges
  7. What Goes On – Lou Reed
  8. Carrickfergus – traditional, arranged by Bryan Ferry
  9. That’s How Strong My Love Is – Roosevelt Jamison
  10. This Island Earth – Bryan Ferry

In August 1982.

In August 1982, “Swan Song” label released “Rough Diamonds”, the sixth Bad Company studio album. It was recorded March – April 1981, at “Ridge Farm Studios” in Surrey, UK, and was produced by Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke and Boz Burrell. It was the last band’s album with the original line-up.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rodgers– vocals, guitar, piano
  • Mick Ralphs– guitar, slide guitar, keyboards
  • Simon Kirke– drums
  • Boz Burrell– bass
  • John Cook – piano, synthesizer
  • Mel Collins– saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Electricland – Paul Rodgers
  2. Untie the Knot – Paul Rodgers; Simon Kirke
  3. Nuthin’ on the TV – Boz Burrell
  4. Painted Face – Paul Rodgers
  5. Kickdown – Mick Ralphs
  6. Ballad of the Band – Boz Burrell
  7. Cross Country Boy – Paul Rodgers
  8. Old Mexico – Mick Ralphs
  9. Downhill Ryder – Paul Rodgers
  10. Racetrack

In June 1982.

In June 1982, “Arista” label released “Eye in the Sky”, the sixth Alan Parsons Project studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Abbey Road Studios”, and was produced by Alan Parsons.

Personnel:

  • Chris Rainbow – lead vocal
  • Lenny Zakatek – lead vocal
  • Dave Terry – lead vocal
  • Eric Woolfson – keyboards, lead vocal
  • Colin Blunstone – lead vocal
  • The English Chorale: choir vocals
  • Alan Parsons: keyboards, Fairlightprogramming, vocals
  • David Paton: acoustic and electric guitars, bass, lead vocal
  • Ian Bairnson: acoustic and electric guitars
  • Mel Collins: saxophone
  • Stuart Elliott: drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson except where noted.

  1. Sirius
  2. Eye in the Sky – Eric Woolfson
  3. Children of the Moon – David Paton
  4. Gemini – Chris Rainbow
  5. Silence and I – Eric Woolfson
  6. You’re Gonna Get Your Fingers Burned – Lenny Zakatek
  7. Psychobabble – Dave Terry
  8. Mammagamma
  9. Step by Step – Lenny Zakatek
  10. Old and Wise – Colin Blunstone

On May 30, 2011.

On May 30, 2011, “Discipline Global Mobile” label released “A Scarcity of Miracles”, album by Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Robert Fripp and Jakko Jakszyk. The album cover features a painting by P J Crook.

Personnel:

  • Jakko Jakszyk– guitars, vocals, guzheng, keyboards
  • Robert Fripp– guitars, soundscapes
  • Mel Collins– alto and soprano saxophones, flute
  • Tony Levin– bass guitars, Chapman Stick
  • Gavin Harrison– drums, percussion

Track listing;

  1. A Scarcity of Miracles
  2. The Price We Pay
  3. Secrets
  4. This House
  5. The Other Man
  6. The Light of Day

In April 1988.

In April 1988, “London” label released “North and South”, the sixth Gerry Rafferty studio album. It was recorded in 1988, and was produced by Gerry Rafferty and Hugh Murphy.

Personnel:

  • Gerry Rafferty – vocals, organ, synthesiser, piano, guitar
  • Mo Foster– bass, fretless bass
  • Andrew White– soprano saxophone
  • Jerry Donahue– guitar
  • Bryn Haworth– slide guitar
  • Geraint Watkins– accordion
  • Arran Ahmun – drums, percussion
  • Alan Clark– synthesiser, Hammond organ
  • Mel Collins– saxophone
  • Betsy Cook– electric piano
  • Ken Craddock– synthesiser, Hammond organ
  • Ian Maidman – bass
  • William Malone – strings, arranger
  • Morris Pert– percussion
  • Davy Spillane– whistle, uilleann pipes
  • Pete Zorn– bass
  • Ric Sanders– fiddle
  • Gered Mankowitz– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Gerry Rafferty

  1. North and South
  2. Moonlight and Gold
  3. Tired of Talking
  4. Hearts Run Dry
  5. A Dangerous Age
  6. Shipyard Town
  7. Winter’s Come
  8. Nothing Ever Happens Down Here
  9. On a Night Like This
  10. Unselfish Love

In April 1986.

In April 1986, “Capitol” label released “Cocker”, the tenth Joe Cocker studio album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Richie Zito, Terry Manning, Ron Nevison, Albert Hammond and Diane Warren and Bernard Edwards. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, and Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”.

Personnel:

  • Joe Cocker – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon, Richie Zito, Eddie Martinez, Cliff Goodwin, Dann Huff – guitars
  • Vito San Filippo, Bernard Edwards, Randy Jackson, Arthur Barrow, Mike Moran – bass
  • Mike Moran, Arthur Barrow, Jeff Lorber, Larry Marshall, Jeff Bova, Michael Boddicker, Howard Hersh – keyboards
  • Michael Baird, Anton Fig, Eric Parker – drums
  • Mel Collins, Andrew Love – saxophone
  • Dick Hyde, Steve Madaio, Joel Peskin – horns
  • Albert Hammond, Diane Warren, Curtis King, Maxine Green, Julia Tillman Waters, Leslie Smith, Joe Turano, Elesecia Wright, Maxine Waters – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Shelter Me – Nick DiStefano
  2. A to Z – Tom Kimmel
  3. Don’t You Love Me Anymore – Albert Hammond, Diane Warren
  4. Living Without Your Love – Michael Bolton, Doug James
  5. Don’t Drink The Water – Richard Feldman, Pat Robinson
  6. You Can Leave Your Hat On – Randy Newman
  7. Heart of the Matter – Ronald Miller, Billy Aerts
  8. Inner City Blues – Marvin Gaye, James Nyx Jr.
  9. Love Is on a Fade – Stephen Allen Davis, Dennis Morgan
  10. Heaven -Terry Manning