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Ultravox: Brilliant

On May 25, 2012, “Chrysalis” label released “Brilliant”, the eleventh and final Ultravox studio album. It was recorded September 2010 – December 2011, at “The Lakehouse” in Montreal, Canada, “Environment” in Bath, England, “Sarm” and “Battery” in London, “Studio City Sound” in California, and was produced by Stephen Lipson, Warren Cann, Chris Cross, Billy Currie and Midge Ure.


  • Midge Ure – vocals, guitar, synthesizer, mixing
  • Billy Currie – piano, synthesizer, violin, mixing
  • Chris Cross – bass, synthesizer, mixing
  • Warren Cann – drums, mixing
  • Stephen Lipson – mixing
  • Tom Weir – drum engineering
  • Mazen Murad – mastering
  • Darren Evans – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Midge Ure, Billy Currie and Chris Cross.

  1. Live
  2. Flow
  3. Brilliant
  4. Change
  5. Rise
  6. Remembering
  7. Hello
  8. One
  9. Fall
  10. Lie
  11. Satellite
  12. Contact

Philip Lynott: Solo in Soho

On April 18, 1980, “Vertigo” label released “Solo in Soho”, the debut Philip Lynott album. It was recorded 1979 – 1980, at “Good Earth Studios” in Soho, London, “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Kit Woolven and Philip Lynott.


  • Philip Lynott – vocals, bass guitar, rhythm guitar, keyboards, Minimoog, vocoder, string machine, percussion
  • Scott Gorham – guitars
  • Snowy White – guitars
  • Mark Knopfler – electric guitar
  • Gary Moore – guitar
  • Jimmy Bain – piano, Minimoog, string machine
  • Billy Currie – ARP synthesizer 
  • Midge Ure – ARP synthesizer, Minimoog, string machine
  • Huey Lewis – harmonica 
  • Jerome Rimson – bass guitar
  • Brian Downey – drums, percussion
  • Bob Benberg – drums, percussion
  • Mark Nauseef – drums, percussion
  • Tony Charles – steel drums 
  • Andy Duncan – percussion
  • Julia – backing vocals 
  • Lena – backing vocals
  • Sophie, Margi, Silver, Christine – backing vocals
  • Fiachra Trench – string and brass arrangements
  • Kit Woolven – engineer
  • Tony Visconti, “Flash” Gordon Fordyce, Will Reid-Dick – engineer
  • Ian Cooper – mastering
  • Chris O’Donnell – art direction
  • Linda Sutton, Roger Cooper – artwork and design
  • John Swannell – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Philip Lynott, except where noted.

  1. Dear Miss Lonely Hearts – Philip Lynott, Jimmy Bain
  2. King’s Call
  3. A Child’s Lullaby
  4. Tattoo (Giving It All Up for Love)
  5. Solo in Soho
  6. Girls – Philip Lynott, Jimmy Bain, Brian Robertson
  7. Yellow Pearl – Philip Lynott, Midge Ure
  8. Ode to a Black Man
  9. Jamaican Rum
  10. Talk in 79

Midge Ure: Fragile

On July 7, 2014, “Hypertension” label released “Fragile”, the sixth Midge Ure studio album. It was recorded in 2014, at “Environment Studio” in Bath, England, and was produced by Midge Ure.


  • Midge Ure – vocals, various instruments, mixing
  • Moby – keyboards, programming
  • Russell Field – drum samples
  • Robbie Bronnimann – mastering
  • Fuego / Friedel Muders – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Midge Ure, except where noted.

  1. I Survived
  2. Are We Connected
  3. Let It Rise – Midge Ure, Christopher von Deylen
  4. Become
  5. Star Crossed
  6. Wire and Wood
  7. Dark, Dark Night – Midge Ure, Richard M. Hall
  8. For All You Know
  9. Bridges
  10. Fragile

Bob Geldof: Deep in the Heart of Nowhere

On November 28, 1986, “Mercury” label released “Deep in the Heart of Nowhere”, the debut Bob Geldof album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Rupert Hine, Jimmy Iovine and The Brothers of Doom


  • Bob Geldof – vocals, arranger
  • David A. Stewart – guitars, keyboards
  • Eric Clapton – guitar
  • Brian Setzer – guitar
  • Jamie West-Oram – guitar
  • Alison Moyet – vocals
  • Maria McKee – vocals
  • Annie Lennox – vocals
  • Midge Ure
  • Omar Hakim
  • Suzie O’List
  • Clem Burke
  • Pat Seymour
  • Gill O’Donovan
  • Mint Julep
  • Jools Holland
  • Sonny Southern
  • Maria Albert
  • Lianne Davis
  • T.M. Stevens
  • Bono
  • Rupert Hine – arranger
  • Stephen W Tayler – recording, mixing
  • Andrew Scarth, Jon Bavin, Joe Chiccarelli – engineer
  • Mike Storey – art direction
  • Brian Aris – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Geldof, except where noted.

  1. This Is the World Calling – Bob Geldof, Raymond Doom
  2. In the Pouring Rain
  3. August Was a Heavy Month
  4. Love Like a Rocket – Bob Geldof, Raymond Doom
  5. I Cry Too
  6. When I Was Young
  7. This Heartless Heart
  8. The Beat of the Night
  9. Truly, True Blue
  10. Pulled Apart by Horses
  11. Words from Heaven
  12. Good Boys in the Wrong
  13. Night Turns to Day
  14. Deep in the Heart of Nowhere

Andy Anderson

On February 26, 2019, Clifford Leon “Andy” Anderson died aged 68. He was musician (drums, percussion), recorded and performed with many artists and bands including Techno Twins, M/Robin Scott, Mother Gong, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Steve Vengeance, Two-Bit Thief, The Saints, Backbeats, Edgar Broughton Band, Martha Munizzi, Group 1 Crew, the Gun Club, Spirits Burning & Clearlight, Steve Hillage, The Glove, Jimmy Somerville, Jimmy Pursey, Isaac Hayes, Midge Ure, Iggy Pop, Hawkwind, The Last Poets, Jason Donovan, The Rock & Roll Gypsies, Peter Gabriel, Mike Oldfield, Edwyn Collins, Glenn Matlosk, but was best known as member and drummer with The Cure.

In March 1982.

In March 1982, “Polydor” label released “The Anvil”, the second Visage studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Mayfair Studios” in London, and was produced by Midge Ure, Steve Strange, Dave Formula, Billy Currie and Rusty Egan. The album’s front cover photograph was taken by Helmut Newton.


  • Steve Strange– lead vocals
  • Midge Ure– guitars, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Dave Formula– synthesizer
  • Billy Currie– electric violin, synthesizer
  • Barry Adamson– bass
  • Rusty Egan– drums, electronic drums, backing vocals
  • Gary Barnacle– saxophone
  • Perri Lister– backing vocals
  • Lorraine Whitmarsh – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Currie, Rusty Egan, Dave Formula, Steve Strange and Midge Ure.

  1. The Damned Don’t Cry
  2. Anvil (Night Club School)
  3. Move Up
  4. Night Train
  5. The Horseman
  6. Look What They’ve Done
  7. Again We Love
  8. Wild Life
  9. Whispers

On October 15, 1982.


On October 15, 1982, “Chrysalis” label released “Quartet”, the sixth Ultravox studio album. It was recorded in 1982, and was produced by George Martin.


  • Warren Cann– drums, backing vocals
  • Chris Cross– bass, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Billy Currie– keyboards, violin
  • Midge Ure– guitar, lead vocals
  • Geoff Emerick– engineering
  • Jon Jacobs – assistance
  • Peter Saville– cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Warren Cann, Chris Cross, Billy Currie and Midge Ure.

  1. Reap the Wild Wind
  2. Serenade
  3. Mine for Life
  4. Hymn
  5. Visions in Blue
  6. When the Scream Subsides
  7. We Came to Dance
  8. Cut and Run
  9. The Song” (We Go)


On October 10, 1980.


On October 10, 1980, “Vertigo” label released “Chinatown” the tenth Thin Lizzy studio album. It was recorded April – August 1980 and was produced by Phil Lynott, Scott Gorham, Snowy White, Brian Downey, and Kit Woolven.


  • Phil Lynott– vocals, bass guitar, keyboards
  • Scott Gorham– vocals, guitars
  • Snowy White– vocals, guitars
  • Brian Downey– drums, percussion
  • Darren Wharton– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Midge Ure– keyboards, Vox Continental organ
  • Tim Hinkley– electric piano
  • Fiachra Trench– string arrangements
  • Kit Woolven – engineer
  • Gordon Fordyce – engineer assistant
  • Ian Cooper – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Phil Lynott, except where noted.

  1. We Will Be Strong
  2. Chinatown – Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Lynott, Snowy White
  3. Sweetheart
  4. Sugar Blues – Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Phil Lynott, Snowy White
  5. Killer on the Loose
  6. Having a Good Time – Phil Lynott, Snowy White
  7. Genocide (The Killing of the Buffalo)
  8. Didn’t I
  9. Hey You – Brian Downey, Phil Lynott


On April 6, 1984.


On April 6, 1984, “Chrysalis” label released “Lament”, the seventh Ultravox studio album. It was recorded in 1983 – 1984, at “Musicfest Studios” in London, and was produced by Ultravox.


  • Warren Cann– drums, backing vocals
  • Chris Cross– bass, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Billy Currie– keyboards, violin
  • Midge Ure– guitar, lead vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Warren Cann, Chris Cross, Billy Currie, and Midge Ure.

  1. White China
  2. One Small Day
  3. Dancing with Tears in My Eyes
  4. Lament
  5. White China (Special Mix)
  6. One Small Day (Extended Mix)
  7. Man of Two Worlds
  8. Heart of the Country
  9. When the Time Comes
  10. A Friend I Call Desire
  11. Lament (Extended Mix)