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On June 1, 2009.

On June 1, 2009, “4AD” label released “Until the Earth Begins to Part”, the debut Broken Records studio album. It was recorded in January 2009, at “Monnow Valley Studio” in Monmouth, and was produced by Ian Caple, James Sutherland, Rory Sutherland, Ian Turnbull, Arne Kolb, Dave Smith, Andrew Keeny and David Fothergill.


  • Jamie Sutherland – vocals
  • Rory Sutherland – violin, guitar, accordion
  • Ian Turnbull – guitar, piano, accordion
  • Arne Kolb – cello
  • Dave Smith – piano, trumpet
  • David Fothergill – bass
  • Andrew Keeny – drums
  • E. Harvard – tenor horn
  • J. Pippen – trombone
  • C. Sefton – tuba
  • D. Guy – double bass
  • J. Bayley – viola
  • Ian Caple – engineer, mixing
  • Tom Manning – engineer assistant
  • Jean-Pierre Chalbos – mastering
  • Sarah Foley – art direction, design, illustrations

Track listing:

  1. Nearly Home
  2. If the News Makes You Sad, Don’t Watch It
  3. Until the Earth Begins to Part
  4. A Promise
  5. Thoughts on a Picture (In a Paper, January 2009)
  6. If Eilert Loveborg Wrote a Song, It Would Sound Like This
  7. Wolves
  8. Ghosts
  9. A Good Reason
  10. Slow Parade

On April 6, 2009.

On April 6, 2009, “Heavenly Recordings” label released “Kingdom of Rust” the fourth Doves studio album. It was recorded 2006 – 2009, at “Frank Bough Sound III” in Cheshire, “Green Gates” in Eyam, “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales, “Moolah Rouge” Stockport, Manchester, and was produced by Jez Williams, Jim Goodwin, Andy Williams, Dan Austin and John Leckie.


  • Jez Williams – vocals, guitar, synthesiser, bass, piano, organ, banjo, percussion, mixing
  • Jim Goodwin – vocals, bass, guitar
  • Andy Williams – vocals, drums
  • Martin Rebelski.- piano
  • Belinda Hammond – violin
  • Oliver Morris – violin
  • Alexandra Fletcher – viola
  • Elinor Gow – cello
  • Baluji Shrivastav – dilruba
  • Tom Rowlands – arrangements
  • Dan Austin – engineer
  • Adam Whittaker – engineer
  • Will Hensley – Pro tools engineer, mix assistant
  • Michael H. Brauer – mixing
  • Zac Froud – mixing assistant
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Rick Myers – design
  • Deirdre O’Callaghan – band photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jez Williams, Jimi Goodwin, and Andy Williams.

  1. Jetstream
  2. Kingdom of Rust
  3. The Outsiders
  4. Winter Hill
  5. 10:03
  6. The Greatest Denier
  7. Birds Flew Backwards
  8. Spellbound
  9. Compulsion
  10. House of Mirrors
  11. Lifelines

On May 24, 1980.

On May 24, 1980, “Back Door/Phonogram” label released “Compass Kumpas”, the debut “Dalek I Love You” album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Rockfield Studios” in  Monmouth, “Amazon Studios” in Liverpool and was produced by The Blitz Brothers, Alan Gill and Dave Hughes..


  • Alan Gill – vocals, guitar
  • Dave Hughes – piano, keyboards, percussion
  • Chris Hughes- additional drums, percussion, FX
  • Hugh Jones– bass, recording engineer
  • Ken Peers– drums
  • Dave Bates – additional backing vocals
  • Frazer Henry – recording engineer.

Track listing:

All tracks Alan Gill and Dave Hughes; except where noted.

  1. The World
  2. 8 Track
  3. Dalek I Love You (Destiny)
  4. A Suicide
  5. The Kiss
  6. Trapped
  7. Two Chameleons
  8. Freedom Fighters
  9. You Really Got Me
  10. Mad
  11. Good Times
  12. We’re All Actors
  13. Heat
  14. Missing 15 Minutes


On December 8, 1979.

On December 8, 1979, “United Artists” label released “On Parole”, the fourth Motörhead album. It was recorded September – December 1975, February 1978, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales, and was produced by Fritz Fryer and  Dave Edmunds.


  • Ian Lemmy Kilmister – lead vocals, bass
  • Larry Wallis– lead and backing vocals, lead guitar
  • Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor– drums
  • Lucas Fox– drums
  • Fritz Fryer – engineer, mastering

Track listing:

  1. Motorhead – Ian Kilmister
  2. On Parole – Larry Wallis
  3. Vibrator – Larry Wallis, Des Brown
  4. Iron Horse / Born to Lose – Phil Taylor, Mick Brown, Guy “Tramp” Lawrence
  5. City Kids – Larry Wallis, Duncan Sanderson
  6. The Watcher – Ian Kilmister
  7. Leaving Here – Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Edward Holland
  8. Lost Johnny – Ian Kilmister, Mick Farren
  9. Fools – Larry Wallis, Des Brown

On November 5, 2007.

On November 5, 2007, “Floor Records” label released “The Wombats Proudly Present… A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation”, the debut Wombats studio album. It was recorded in 2007, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales, “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, “Brick Lane” and “RAK Studios” in London, and was produced by  Stephen Harris, Jimmy Robertson, Matthew Murphy, Dan Haggis and Tord Øverland-Knudsen.


  • Matthew Murphy– vocals, guitar, synthesizers, piano
  • Dan Haggis – backing vocals, drums, synthesizers, piano, stylophone, harmonica, melodica
  • Tord Øverland-Knudsen – backing vocals, bass, synthesizers, cello
  • Llangattock Primary School – kids choir
  • Ian McNabb – banjo

Track listing:

All lyrics by Matthew Murphy, except where noted; all music by , Matthew Murphy, Dan Haggis and Tord Øverland-Knudsen. except where noted.

Track listing:

  1. Tales of Girls, Boys & Marsupials – lyrics by Matthew Murphy, Dan Haggis, Tord Øverland-Knudsen
  2. Kill the Director
  3. Moving to New York
  4. Lost in the Post
  5. Party in a Forest (Where’s Laura?)
  6. School Uniforms
  7. Here Comes the Anxiety
  8. Let’s Dance to Joy Division
  9. Backfire at the Disco
  10. Little Miss Pipedream
  11. Suzanne Mattox PhD (includes elements from the chorus of Help Me, Rhonda, by the Beach Boys)
  12. Patricia the Stripper
  13. My First Wedding ( includes the hidden track Tales of Girls, Boys and Marsupials, piano instrumentation version)


On October 3, 2011.

On October 3, 2011, “Payola Records” label released “Siren’s Song”, the second Union studio album. It was recorded in 2011, at “Rockfield Studios” in  Monmouth, Wales; “Walton Castle” in Clevedon, North Somerset; “Tackle Out” and “Air Lyndhurst” in London, and was produced by Luke Morley and Peter Shoulder.


  • Peter Shoulder- lead vocals, guitar, mandolin, piano, Hammond organ, pedal steel
  • Luke Morley- vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Chris Childs- bass guitar
  • Dave McCluskey, Phil Martin– drums
  • Helena May Harrison, Katy Burgess – backing vocals
  • Alex Beamont – cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Luke Morley and Peter Shoulder.

  1. Siren’s Song
  2. Blame It On Tupelo
  3. Orion
  4. Obsession
  5. Make Up Your Mind
  6. The Remedy
  7. Cut The Line
  8. Burning Daylight
  9. Black Gold
  10. Time
  11. If I Could Make You Mine

On May 11, 2009.

On May 11, 2009, “Search and Destroy” label released “Align the Planets”, the debut In Case of Fire studio album. It was recorded April—May 2008 at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales, and “Miloco Studios” in London, and was produced by Gil Norton.


  • Steve Robinson — lead vocals, guitars
  • Colin Robinson — drums, percussion
  • Mark Williamson — backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Rocky O’Reilly — programming
  • Audrey Riley — cello
  • Chris Sheldon— mixing
  • Guy Massey — engineering
  • Ted Jensen — mastering
  • John Dunne — pro tools, engineering assistant
  • Jeff Gilligan — art direction, design
  • Paul Harries — photography
  • Craig Jennings — A&R

Track listing:

All lyrics by Steven Robinson, all music by Steve Robinson, Colin Robinson and Mark Williamson.

  1. This Time We Stand
  2. The Cleansing
  3. Do What I Say
  4. Align The Planets
  5. Parallels
  6. Plan A — samples narrationby Martin Luther King
  7. Enemies
  8. Landslides
  9. Violence and Pictures
  10. And Sorrow
  11. A Pale New Costume
  12. Second Revelation

On March 25, 2013.

On March 25, 2013, “Pink Flag” label released “Change Becomes Us”, the thirteenth Wire studio album. It was recorded in 2012, at “Rockfield Studios” in  Monmouth, Wales; “Swim Studio,” in London, and was produced by Colin Newman.


  • Colin Newman– lead and backing vocals, electric guitar, baritone electric guitar, acoustic guitar, organ, piano, mandolin, bass guitar, guitar fx , handclaps, mixing
  • Graham Lewis– lead vocals, baritone electric guitar, piano, Monotron, bass guitar, handclaps
  • Robert Grey– drums, floor percussion, bottle, radiator, handclaps
  • Matt Simms– electric guitar, guitar fx, Mellotron, acoustic guitar, handclaps
  • Jon Wozencroft– art direction, photography
  • Sean Douglas – engineer
  • Denis Blackham– mastering

Track listing:

All lyrics by Graham Lewis, music by Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, Robert Grey, Matt Simms

  1. Doubles & Trebles
  2. Keep Exhaling
  3. Adore Your Island
  4. Re – Invent Your Second Wheel
  5. Stealth of a Stork
  6. B/W Silence
  7. Time Lock Fog
  8. Magic Bullet
  9. Eels Song
  10. Love Bends
  11. As We Go
  12. & Much Besides
  13. Attractive Space

On March 19, 2001.

On March 19, 2001, “Epic” label released “Know Your Enemy”, the sixth Manic Street Preachers studio album. It was recorded in 2000, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales,

and was produced by Dave Eringa, David Holmes, Greg Haver and Mike Hedges.


  • James Dean Bradfield– lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Sean Moore– drums, drum programming, trumpet
  • Nicky Wire– lead and backing vocal, acoustic guitar, bass
  • Nick Nasmyth – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Kevin Shields– guitar
  • The Avalanches– remixing

Track listing:

All lyrics by Nicky Wire, except “Ocean Spray”, by James Dean Bradfield; all music by Bradfield and Sean Moore, except “We Are All Bourgeois Now”, by Tim Gane, Malcolm Eden, John Williamson and Gary Baker.

  1. Found That Soul
  2. Ocean Spray
  3. Intravenous Agnostic
  4. So Why So Sad
  5. Let Robeson Sing
  6. The Year of Purification
  7. Wattsville Blues
  8. Miss Europa Disco Dancer
  9. His Last Painting
  10. My Guernica
  11. The Convalescent
  12. Royal Correspondent
  13. Epicentre
  14. Baby Elián
  15. Freedom of Speech Won’t Feed My Children” (contains a cover of the McCarthysong “We Are All Bourgeois Now” as a hidden track)

In November 1979.

In November 1979, “Zoom” label released “Real to Real Cacophony”, the second Simple Minds studio album. It was recorded in September 1979, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales, and was produced by John Leckie.


  • Jim Kerr– vocals
  • Charles Burchill– guitar, violin, saxophone
  • Derek Forbes– bass guitar
  • Brian McGee– drums, percussion
  • Michael MacNeil– keyboards
  • John Leckie – arrangements, recording, mixing
  • Graphyk – sleeve graphics
  • Sheila Rock, Trevor Rodgers – sleeve photography
  • Paul Henry – sleeve packaging
  • Mariella Sometimes – tape operation

Track listing:

All lyrics by Jim Kerr; all music by Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, Derek Forbes, Brian McGee and Mick MacNeil.

  1. Real to Real
  2. Naked Eye
  3. Citizen (Dance of Youth)
  4. Carnival (Shelter in a Suitcase)
  5. Factory
  6. Cacophony
  7. Veldt
  8. Premonition
  9. Changeling
  10. Film Theme
  11. Calling Your Name
  12. Scar