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On August 1, 1983.

On August 1, 1983, “4AD” label released “The Burden of Mules”, the debut Wolfgang Press studio album. It was recorded May 1982 – June 1983 and was produced by Mark Cox and Michael Allen.

Personnel:

  • Michael Allen – vocals, drums, percussion, bass guitar, synthesizer, piano, organ, drum loops, cymbal, saxophone
  • Mark Cox – synthesizer, percussion, clarinet, “noises”, pixiephone and chimes, piano, organ, “scratches”, whistling, bass guitar
  • Andrew Gray – guitar, percussion, drums, sleeve photography
  • David Steiner – drums
  • Richard Thomas – drums, flute, piano

Track listing:

  1. Lisa (The Passion) – Andrew Gray, Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  2. Prostitute I – Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  3. The Burden of Mules – Andrew Gray, Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  4. Complete and Utter – Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  5. Prostitute II – Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  6. Slow as a Child – Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  7. Journalists – Andrew Gray, Mark Cox, Michael Allen, David Steiner
  8. Give It Back – Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  9. On the Hill – Mark Cox, Michael Allen

On May 29, 1990.

On May 29, 1990, “4AD” label released “Pod”, the debut Breeders album. It was recorded in January 1990, at “Palladium” in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was produced by Steve Albini.

Personnel:

  • Kim Deal– lead vocals, guitar
  • Tanya Donelly– guitar, backing vocals
  • Britt Walford(Shannon Doughton) – drums, backing vocals
  • Josephine Wiggs– Spanish guitar, bass, backing vocals
  • Michael Allen – backing vocals
  • Carrie Bradley– violin
  • Steve Albini– engineer
  • Vaughan Oliver/ V23 – sleeve design
  • Kevin Westenberg – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Kim Deal, except where noted.

  1. Glorious – Kim Deal, Ray Halliday
  2. Doe – Kim Deal, Ray Halliday
  3. Happiness Is a Warm Gun- John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  4. Oh
  5. Hellbound
  6. When I Was a Painter
  7. Fortunately Gone
  8. Iris
  9. Opened
  10. Only in 3’ s – Kim Deal, Tanya Donelly
  11. Lime House
  12. Metal Man – Kim Deal, Josephine Wiggs

On May 1, 1986.

On May 1, 1986, “4AD” label released “Standing Up Straight”, the second Wolfgang Press studio album. It was recorded January – March 1986, at “Blackwing Studios” in London, and was produced by John Fryer, Michael Allen, Mark Cox and Andrew Gray.

Personnel:

  • Michael Allen – vocals, bass
  • Mark Cox – keyboards
  • Andrew Gray – guitars
  • John Fryer – marimba, percussion, programming, engineering
  • Gini Ball – violin, viola
  • Elizabeth Fraser– vocals
  • Martin McGarrick – cello
  • 23 Envelope – sleeve design, typography, photography
  • Chris Bigg – sleeve typography
  • Ruth Rowland – sleeve typography

Track listing:

All tracks by Andrew Gray, Mark Cox and Michael Allen.

  1. Dig a Hole
  2. My Life
  3. Hammer the Halo
  4. Bless My Brother
  5. Fire – Fly
  6. Ghost
  7. Rotten Fodder
  8. Forty Days, Thirty Nights
  9. I Am the Crime

 

In February 1976.

In February 1976, “Hi” label released “Full of Fire”, the tenth Al Green studio album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Willie Mitchell.

Personnel:

  • Al Green – vocals
  • Teenie Hodges- guitar
  • Leroy Hodges- bass
  • Charles Hodges- organ
  • Howard Grimes- drums, congas
  • Archie Turner, Michael Allen – piano
  • Charles Chalmers, Donna Rhodes, Sandra Rhodes – backing vocals
  • Andrew Love, Lewis Collins – tenor saxophone
  • James Mitchell – baritone saxophone
  • Wayne Jackson- trumpet
  • Jack Hale – trombone
  • The Memphis Strings – strings
  • Norman Seeff- photography

Track listing:

  1. Glory, Glory – Al Green, Willie Mitchell
  2. That’s the Way It Is – Al Green
  3. Always – Al Green, Charles Hodges
  4. There’s No Way – Willie Mitchell, Earl Randle
  5. I’d Fly Away – Al Green
  6. Full of Fire – Al Green, Willie Mitchell, Mabon “Teenie” Hodges
  7. Together Again – Buck Owens
  8. Soon as I Get Home – Al Green, Michael Allen
  9. Let It Shine – Al Green, Mabon “Teenie” Hodges

 

In October 1974.

In October 1974, “Hi” label released “Al Green Explores Your Mind”, the eighth Al Green album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Willie Mitchell.  In 2004, the album song “Take Me to the River” was ranked at number 117 on “Rolling Stone” magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Personnel:

  • Al Green – vocals
  • Teenie Hodges- guitar
  • Leroy Hodges- bass
  • Charles Hodges- organ, piano
  • Howard Grimes- drums, congas
  • Archie Turner, Michael Allen – piano
  • Charles Chalmers, Donna Rhodes, Sandra Rhodes – backing vocals
  • Andrew Love, Ed Logan – tenor saxophone
  • James Mitchell – baritone saxophone
  • Wayne Jackson– trumpet
  • Jack Hale – trombone

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Green; except where noted.

  1. Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)
  2. Take Me to the River – Al Green, Mabon “Teenie” Hodges
  3. God Blessed Our Love – Al Green, Willie Mitchell, Earl Randle
  4. The City – Al Green, Charles Hodges
  5. One Nite Stand
  6. I’m Hooked on You – Al Green, Willie Mitchell
  7. Stay with Me Forever – Al Green, Alma Sanders
  8. Hangin’ On – Al Green, Michael Allen
  9. School Days

In August 1975.

In August 1975, “Hi” label released “Al Green Is Love”, the ninth Al Green studio album. It was recorded 1974 – 1975, and was produced by Willie Mitchell.

Personnel:

  • Al Green – vocals
  • Larry Lee, Teenie Hodges- guitar
  • Leroy Hodges- bass
  • Charles Hodges- organ, piano
  • Howard Grimes- drums, congas
  • Conga Lou (Johnny Keyes) – congas
  • Archie Turner, Michael Allen – piano
  • Charles Chalmers, Donna Rhodes, Sandra Rhodes – backing vocals
  • Andrew Love, Lewis Collins – tenor saxophone
  • Wayne Jackson- trumpet
  • James Mitchell – baritone saxophone, string arrangements
  • Jack Hale – trombone
  • The Memphis Strings – strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Green; except where noted.

  1. L-O-V-E (Love) – Al Green, Willie Mitchell, Mabon “Teenie” Hodges
  2. Rhymes – Al Green, Mabon “Teenie” Hodges
  3. The Love Sermon – Al Green, Willie Mitchell, Earl Randle
  4. There Is Love – Willie Mitchell, Lawrence Seymore, Yvonne Mitchell
  5. Could I Be the One? – Al Green, Willie Mitchell, Ann Mitchell
  6. Love Ritual
  7. I Didn’t Know
  8. Oh Me, Oh My (Dreams in My Arms) – Al Green, Willie Mitchell, Mabon “Teenie” Hodges
  9. I Gotta Be More (Take Me Higher)
  10. I Wish You Were Here – Willie Mitchell