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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
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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

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