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On August 2, 1994.

On August 2, 1994, “Butterfly Records” label released “Pandemonium”, the ninth Killing Joke studio album. It was recorded 1993 – 1994, at “Townhouse Studios”, “Metropolis Studios”, and “Butterfly Studios” in London, “York Street Studio” in Auckland, New Zealand, “EMI Studios”, “Hani Mehana Studios”, “The King’s Chamber”, and “Great Pyramid” in Cairo, Egypt, and was produced by Youth and Greg Hunter.


  • Jaz Coleman– vocals, synthesizer
  • Kevin “Geordie” Walker– guitar
  • Martin “Youth” Glover– bass guitar, mixing
  • Geoff Dugmore– drums
  • Tom Larkin– drums
  • Larry De Zoete – drums
  • Hossam Ramzy– percussion
  • Said El Artist– percussion
  • Aboud Abdel Al – violin
  • Matt Austin – programming
  • Paddy Free – programming
  • Greg Hunter– engineering, mixing
  • Ron Saint Germain– mixing
  • Sameh Almazny – engineering assistance
  • Natalie Heath – engineering assistance
  • Matt Howe – engineering assistance
  • Sheldon Isaac – engineering assistance
  • Mike Coles – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Jaz Coleman, Youth, and Geordie Walker.

  1. Pandemonium
  2. Exorcism
  3. Millennium
  4. Communion
  5. Black Moon
  6. Labyrinth
  7. Jana
  8. Whiteout
  9. Pleasures of the Flesh
  10. Mathematics of Chaos

On November 6, 1995.


On November 6, 1995, “Parlaphone” label released “Made in Heaven”, the fifteenth Queen studio album. Until the release of “Queen Forever” in 2014, it was the final album containing original material featuring the band’s original line up. Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon worked with vocal and piano parts that Mercury recorded before his death, adding new instrumentation to the recordings. The recordings were made in 1980, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1993 – 1995, at “Mountain Studios” in Allerton Hill, Cosford Mill, and “Metropolis Studios”, and were produced by Queen. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”; Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”; 2 x Platinum in France by “SNEP”; 3 x Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; 2 x Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; Platinum in Norway by “IFPI Norway”; Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”; 2 x Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”; 3 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”, and 4 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”.


  • Freddie Mercury– lead and backing vocals,  piano,  keyboards,  programming
  • Brian May– guitars, keyboards, piano, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • Roger Taylor– drums, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • John Deacon– bass guitar, guitar, keyboards
  • Rebecca Leigh-White, Gary Martin, Catherine Porter, Miriam Stockley– backing vocals
  • David Richards– keyboards, co-production, engineering, mixing supervision
  • Justin Shirley-Smith – co-production, engineering
  • Josh Macrae– co-production, engineering
  • Reinhold Mack– recording of additional material in the 80’s
  • Kevin Metcalfe – mastering
  • Richard Gray – artwork, cover photographof Irena Sedlecká’s Mercury sculpture in Montreux

Track listing:

  1. It’s a Beautiful Day – Freddie Mercury, John Deacon
  2. Made in Heaven – Freddie Mercury
  3. Let Me Live – Queen
  4. Mother Love – Freddie Mercury, Brian May
  5. My Life Has Been Saved – Queen, John Deacon
  6. I Was Born to Love You – Freddie Mercury
  7. Heaven for Everyone – Roger Taylor
  8. Too Much Love Will Kill You – Brian May, Frank Musker, Elizabeth Lamers
  9. You Don’t Fool Me – Queen
  10. A Winter’s Tale – Queen, Freddie Mercury
  11. Yeah – Queen
  12. Untitled, Hidden Track – Queen, Brian May, John Taylor, David Richards


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.


  • 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 May 30, 2005.


On May 30, 2005, “Big Brothers” label released “Don’t Believe the Truth”, the sixth Oasis studio album. It was recorded October 2004 – January 2005, at “Metropolis Studios”, “Olympic Studios”, “Strangeways Studios”, and “Wheeler End Studios” in London;”Capitol Studios” and “The Village” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Dave Sardy and Noel Gallagher.


  • Liam Gallagher– lead vocals, tambourine
  • Noel Gallagher– lead guitar, lead and backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Andy Bell– bass guitar, lead guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Gem Archer– rhythm guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, harmonica, backing vocals
  • Zak Starkey– drums and percussion, handclaps
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Martin Duffy– piano
  • Terry Kirkbride– drums and percussion
  • Henry Phillpotts – mixing assistant
  • Paul ‘Strangeboy’ Stacey– mixing, piano and mellotron

Track listing:

  1. Turn Up the Sun – Andy Bell
  2. Mucky Fingers – Noel Gallagher
  3. Lyla – Noel Gallagher
  4. Love Like a Bomb – Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer
  5. The Importance of Being Idle – Noel Gallagher
  6. The meaning of Soul – Liam Gallagher
  7. Guess God Thinks I’m Abel – Liam Gallagher
  8. Part of the Queue – Noel Gallagher
  9. Keep the Dream Alive – Andy Bell
  10. A Bell Will Ring – Gem Archer
  11. Let There Be Love – Noel Gallagher

On May 8, 2006.


On May 8, 2006, “4AD” label released “The Drift”, the thirteenth Scott Walker studio album. It was recorded June 2004 – November 2005, at “Metropolis Studios” and “Chiswick” and “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Scott Walker and Peter Walsh. The album artwork was by Vaughan Oliver at “v23” with assistance from Chris Bigg and photography by Marc Atkins.


  • Scott Walker – vocals, guitar, harmonica, sax, sound treatment
  • Hugh Burns – guitar
  • Ian Thomas – drums
  • Mark Warman – keyboards,  orchestration,  conducting,  percussion,  woodwind, sound treatment
  • Philip Sheppard– orchestration, conducting, cello
  • Alasdair Malloy – percussion, drums
  • John Giblin– bass
  • Steve Pearce – bass
  • Peter Walsh– sound treatment, sitar, percussion
  • Andrew Cronshaw – woodwind, concertina
  • James Stevenson– guitar
  • Brian Gascoigne – keyboards, sound treatment
  • Thomas Bowes – violin
  • Vanessa Contenay-Quinones– vocals
  • Beverly Foster – voice
  • Pete Long – sax
  • Rohan Onraet – percussion
  • Lucy Painter – vocals
  • Rebecca Painter – vocals
  • Ralph Warman – vocals
  • Derek Watkins– flugelhorn

Track listing:

All tracks by Scott Walker, except “Psoriatic” by Scott Walker, Bob Carleton

  1. Cossacks Are
  2. Clara
  3. Jesse
  4. Jolson and Jones
  5. Cue
  6. Hand Me Up
  7. Buzzers
  8. Psoriatic
  9. The Escape
  10. A Lover Loves

On February 4, 1991.


On February 4, 1991,”Parlaphone” released “Innuendo”, the fourteenth Queen studio album. It was recorded March 1989 – November 1990,  at “Metropolis Studios” in London and “Mountain Studios” in Montreux, and was produced by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon and David Richards. “Innuendo” was the final studio album to be released in Freddie Mercury’s lifetime and is the last to be composed entirely of new material. “Innuendo” was voted the 94th greatest album of all time in a national 2006 “BBC” poll.


  • Freddie Mercury– lead and backing vocals, piano, keyboards
  • Brian May– backing vocals, electric, slide and classical guitars, keyboards, piano
  • Roger Taylor– backing vocals, drums, lead vocals, percussion, keyboards
  • John Deacon– bass guitar
  • Steve Howe– classical guitar
  • Michael Moran– piano and keyboards
  • David Richards – keyboards
  • Richard Gray –sleeve design
  • Grandville(1803–47) – illustrations
  • Angela Lumley – additional illustrations
  • Simon Fowler –photography

All tracks by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon, except where noted.

  1. Innuendo
  2. I’m Going Slightly Mad
  3. Headlong
  4. I Can’t Live With You
  5. Don’t Try So Hard
  6. Ride the Wild Wind
  7. All God’s People – Mike Moran, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon
  8. These Are the Days of Our Lives
  9. Delilah
  10. The Hitman
  11. Bijou
  12. The Show Must Go On