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On August 3, 1982.

On August 3, 1982, “A&M” label released “The Art of Control”, the eighth Peter Frampton studio album. It was recorded in 1982, and was produced by Peter Frampton and Eddie Kramer.

Personnel:

  • Peter Frampton – lead vocals, lead guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, guitar synthesizer
  • Mark Goldenberg- rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • John Regan- bass guitar
  • Harry Stinson– drums
  • Ian Lloyd- backing vocals
  • Eddie Kramer- backing vocals
  • JD Dworkow – backing vocals
  • Eddie Kramer- engineer, mixing
  • Guy Charbonneau – assistant engineer
  • Alan Myerson – assistant engineer
  • Cliff Bonnell – assistant engineer
  • Phil Magnotti – assistant engineer
  • Mike Scott – assistant engineer
  • Don Wershba – assistant engineer
  • George Marino – mastering engineer
  • Hitoshi Takiguchi – mastering engineer
  • Norman Moore – artwork direction, cover artwork, design
  • Glenn Wexler- cover artwork photography
  • Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff – artwork direction
  • Shinjiro Kawashima – artwork research
  • Chihiro Nozaki – artwork coordinator

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Frampton and Mark Goldenberg.

  1. I Read the News
  2. Sleepwalk
  3. Save me
  4. Back to Eden
  5. An Eye for an Eye
  6. Don’t Think About Me
  7. Heart in the Fire
  8. Here Comes Caroline
  9. Barbara’s Vacation

 

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In July 1983.

In July 1981, “Chrysalis” label released the debut, self-titled Waterboys album. It was recorded December 1981 – November 1982, at “Redshop Studios” in London, “Farmyard Studios” in Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, and was produced by Mike Scott and Rupert Hine. The album cover photograph was by Panny Charrington and design was by Stephanie Nash.

Personnel:

  • Mike Scott– vocals, piano, guitar, 12-string “bellzouki” guitar, bass guitar, mandolin
  • Anthony Thistlethwaite– saxophone, bass, mandolin, drums
  • Kevin Wilkinson– drums
  • Delahaye (alias of Mike Scott) – organ
  • Nick Linden – bass guitar, background vocals
  • Norman Rodger – bass guitar
  • Ray Massey – drums
  • Stephen W Tayler– bass, keyboards
  • Jason Stokes, Jim Preen, Stephen W Tayler – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Scott.

  1. December
  2. A Girl Called Johnny
  3. The Three Day Man
  4. Gala
  5. I Will Not Follow
  6. It Should Have Been You
  7. The Girl in the Swing
  8. Savage Earth Heart

In June 1984.

In June 1984, “Ensign” label released “A Pagan Place”, the second Waterboys studio album. It was recorded November 1982 at “Redshop Studio”, September 1983 at “Rockfield Studio”, and was produced by Mike Scott.

Personnel:

  • Mike Scott– vocals, guitar, piano, bass, bellzouki
  • Anthony Thistlethwaite– saxophone, bass, mandolin
  • Kevin Wilkinson– drums
  • Karl Wallinger– piano, organ, percussion, backing vocals
  • Roddy Lorimer– trumpet
  • Tim Blanthorn – violin
  • Barbara Snow
  • Eddi Reader
  • V. Smith
  • Ingrid Schroeder
  • Nick Linden
  • Stephen W Tayler– mixing
  • Jim Preen, John Brand, Richard Digby Smith, Stephen W Tayler, Ted Sharp – engineer
  • Sheila Rock – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Scott.

  1. Church Not Made With Hands
  2. All The Things She Gave Me
  3. The Thrill Is Gone
  4. Rags
  5. Somebody Might Wave Back
  6. The Big Music
  7. Red Army Blues
  8. A Pagan Place

 

On September 16, 1985.

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On September 16, 1985, “Island” label released “This Is the Sea”, the third Waterboys album. It was recorded February – August 1985, at “Park Gates Studio” in Hastings; “Livingstone Studios”; “Seaview Studios”; “The Chocolate Factory”; “R G Jones Recording Studios”; “Townhouse Studios”, and “Good Earth Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Scott, John Brand, Mick Glossop and Karl Wallinger. The album cover photography was taken by Lynn Goldsmith. “This Is the Sea” contains the best-selling Waterboys single, the song “The Whole of the Moon”.

Personnel:

  • Mike Scott– vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, piano, percussion, synthesiser, drum machine programming, bells and effects
  • Anthony Thistlethwaite– saxophone, double bass, bass guitar, mandolin
  • Karl Wallinger– bass synth, piano, organ, keyboard programming, synthesiser, celeste, percussion and backing vocals
  • Steve Wickham– violin
  • Marek Lipski – violin
  • Roddy Lorimer– trumpet, background vocals
  • Stewart Bartlett – French horn
  • Kevin Wilkinson– bass guitar, drums
  • Martin Swain – bass guitar
  • Chris Whitten – drums, cymbals
  • Pete Thomas– snare drum
  • Martin Ditcham – percussion
  • Max Edie – background vocals
  • Lu Edmonds– Bass
  • Matthew Seligman– Bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Scott except where noted.

  1. Don’t Bang the Drum – Mike Scott, Karl Wallinger
  2. The Whole of the Moon
  3. Spirit
  4. The Pan Within
  5. Medicine Bow – Mike Scott, Anthony Thistlethwaite
  6. Old England
  7. Be My Enemy
  8. Trumpets
  9. This Is the Sea