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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 July 1983.

In July 1983, “Arista” label released “The Real Macaw”, the seventh Graham Parker album. It was recorded in 1983 and was produced by David Kershenbaum.

  • Graham Parker – lead and backing vocals, “blue and hollow” guitars
  • Brinsley Schwarz- “orange and black” guitars
  • George Small – keyboards
  • Kevin Jenkins – bass
  • Gilson Lavis– drums
  • Sarah Larson – violin
  • Mel Collins– saxophone
  • Morris Pert– percussion
  • Andy Ebsworth – Linn drum programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Graham Parker

  1. Just Like a Man
  2. You Can’t Take Love for Granted
  3. Glass Jaw
  4. Passive Resistance
  5. Sounds Like Chains
  6. Life Gets Better
  7. A Miracle a Minute
  8. Beyond a Joke
  9. Last Couple on the Dance Floor
  10. Anniversary
  11. (Too Late) The Smart Bomb

 

On April 13, 1993.

On April 13, 1993, “Virgin” label released “Taxi”, the eighth Bryan Ferry studio album. It was recorded 1988 – 1993, at “Matrix Studios” in London, and was produced by Bryan Ferry and Robin Trower.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry– lead vocals, piano, organ, witch, synthesizer, strings, art direction
  • Robin Trower– pin guitar, theme guitar, wah wah, pocket guitar, space guitar
  • Neil Hubbard– guitar, probe guitar, trace guitar, lead guitar, licks guitar, rhythm guitar
  • David E. Williams– rhythm guitar, hook, cat
  • Michael Brook– atmos guitar, lead guitar, infinite guitar
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Steve Ferrone– drums
  • Michael Giles– drums
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Steve Pearce – bass guitar
  • Greg Phillinganes– vibraphones, strings, synthesizer, harp
  • Chris Stainton– Hammond organ
  • David Sancious– Hammond organ
  • Andy Mackay– alto saxophone
  • Maceo Parker– alto saxophone
  • Mel Collins– tenor saxophone
  • Flaco Jiménez– accordion
  • Luís Jardim– percussion
  • Carleen Anderson– backing vocals
  • Richard T. Norris – programming
  • Richard T. Norris, Sven Taits – engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain– mixing
  • Nick de Ville – art direction
  • Anton Corbijn- photography

Track listing:

  1. I Put a Spell on You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  2. Will You Love Me Tomorrow – Carole King, Gerry Goffin
  3. Answer Me – Carl Sigman, Gerhard Winkler, Fred Rauch
  4. Just One Look – Doris Payne, Gregory Carroll
  5. Rescue Me – Carl Smith, Raynard Miner
  6. All Tomorrow’s Parties – Lou Reed
  7. Girl of My Best Friend – Sam Bobrick, Ross Butler
  8. Amazing Grace – John Newton
  9. Taxi – Homer Banks, Charles Brooks
  10. Because You’re Mine – Bryan Ferry

On February 28, 1983.

On February 28, 1983, “A&M” label released “The Key”, the eighth Joan Armatrading studio album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Townhouse Studios” in Shepherd’s Bush, London, “Polar Studios” in Stockholm and in New York City, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite and Val Garay.

Personnel:

  • Joan Armatrading – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano
  • Adrian Belew– electric guitar
  • Daryl Stuermer– electric guitar
  • Gary Sanford – electric guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Larry Fast– synthesiser
  • Jerry Marotta– drums
  • Stewart Copeland– drums
  • Julian Diggle – percussion
  • Mel Collins– saxophone
  • Annie Whitehead– trombone
  • Guy Barker– trumpet
  • Dean Klevatt – piano
  • Jeremy Meek – vocal, bass
  • Craig Hull – electric guitar
  • Tim Pierce– electric guitar
  • Bryan Garofalo – bass guitar
  • Craig Krampf– drums
  • Steve “Goldie” Goldstein – keyboards
  • L. Benoit – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Joan Armatrading.

  1. (I Love It When You) Call Me Names
  2. Foolish Pride
  3. Drop the Pilot
  4. The Key
  5. Everybody Gotta Know
  6. Tell Tale
  7. What Do Boys Dream
  8. The Game of Love
  9. The Dealer
  10. Bad Habits
  11. I Love My Baby

 

In November 1975.

In November 1975,  “Island” label released “Pressure Drop”, the second Robert Palmer studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Blue Seas Studio” in Hunt Valley, Maryland, and was produced by Steve Smith.

Personnel:

  • Robert Palmer– vocals, percussion
  • Lowell George– guitar, backing vocals
  • Bill Payne– keyboards
  • Paul Barrere– guitar, backing vocals
  • Richie Hayward– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Kenny Gradney, James Jamerson– bass
  • Ed Greene– drums, percussion
  • Jean Alain Roussel– clavinet, keyboards, Hammond B-3
  • Gordon DeWitty – clavinet
  • Gene Page– strings
  • The Muscle Shoals Horns– horns
  • Mel Collins– saxophones, flute
  • Mongezi Feza– trumpet, flageolet
  • Ray Allen – trombone
  • Vicki Brown, Fran Tate, Sam Clayton – backing vocals
  • David Snell – harp
  • Joe Brown– banjo
  • Steve York – harmonica
  • Martin Frye – tuba
  • Phill Brown– engineering
  • Graham Hughes – cover concept, design, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Palmer except where noted.

  1. Give Me an Inch
  2. Work to Make It Work
  3. Back in My Arms
  4. River Boat – Allen Toussaint
  5. Pressure Drop – Frederick Hibbert
  6. Here with You Tonight – Robert Palmer, Pete Gage
  7. Trouble – Lowell George
  8. Fine Time
  9. Which of Us Is the Fool

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

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