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In January 1958.

In January 1958, “Fontana” label released “Ascenseur pour l’échafaud”, album by Miles Davis. It was recorded on December 4 and 5, 1957, at “Le Poste Parisien Studio” in Paris. The album features the musical cues for the 1958 Louis Malle film “Ascenseur pour l’échafaud”.


  • Miles Davis– trumpet
  • Barney Wilen– tenor saxophone
  • René Urtreger– piano
  • Pierre Michelot– bass
  • Kenny Clarke– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Miles Davis.

  1. Générique
  2. L’ Assassinat de Carala
  3. Sur L’Autoroute
  4. Julien Dans L’Ascenseur
  5. Florence Sur Les Champs Élysées
  6. Dîner au Motel
  7. Évasion De Julien
  8. Visite Du Vigile
  9. Au Bar du Petit Bac
  10. Chez Le Photographe Du Motel

On August 3, 1987.

On August 3, 1987, “Phonogram” label released “Hysteria” the fourth Def Leppard studio album. It was recorded February 1984–January 1987, at “Wisseloord Studios” in Hilversum; “Windmill Lane Studio 2” in Dublin; “Studio Des Dames” in Paris, and was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange. In 2004, “Hysteria” was ranked at number 464 on “Rolling Stone’s” magazine list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified 4 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; 10 x Platinum in Canada by “CRIA”; Diamond in US by the “RIIA” and 2 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.


  • Joe Elliott – lead vocals
  • Phil Collen- guitars, backing vocals
  • Steve Clark- guitars, backing vocals
  • Rick Savage- bass, bass synthesiser, backing vocals
  • Rick Allen– drums
  • Robert John “Mutt” Lange– backing vocals
  • Rocky Newton – backing vocals
  • Philip “Art School” Nicholas – keyboards, Fairlight programming
  • Nigel Green – engineer, assistant engineer, mixing
  • Erwin Musper, Ronald Prent – engineer
  • Mike Shipley– mixing
  • Bob Ludwig, Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Ross Halfin, Laurie Lewis – photography
  • Mark Flannery – tape operator
  • Art concept, design – Andie Airfix @ Satori

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Phil Collen, Steve Clark and Mutt Lange.

  1. Women
  2. Rocket
  3. Animal
  4. Love Bites
  5. Pour Some Sugar On Me
  6. Armageddon It
  7. Gods of War
  8. Don’t Shoot Shotgun
  9. Run Riot
  10. Hysteria
  11. Excitable
  12. Love and Affection


In July 1981.

In July 1981, “Polydor” label released “The Friends of Mr Cairo”, the second Jon and Vangelis album. It was recorded 1980 – 1981 at “Davout Studios” in Paris, and “Nemo Studios” in London, and was produced by Vangelis and Jon Anderson.


  • Jon Anderson – vocals
  • Vangelis – composer, arranger, performer
  • Dick Morrissey– saxophone, flute
  • David Coker – voices
  • Sally Grace– voices
  • Dennis Clarke – saxophone
  • Claire Hamill– backing vocals
  • Carol Kenyon– backing vocals
  • Roger Roche – engineer
  • Raine Shine – engineer
  • Alwyn Clayden – sleeve
  • Veronique Skawinska – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Friends of Mr Cairo
  2. Back to School
  3. Outside of This (Inside of That)
  4. State of Independence
  5. Beside
  6. The Mayflowe


In June 1972.

In June 1972, “Vertigo” label released “666”, the third and the final Aphrodite’s Child album. It was recorded 1970 – 1971, at “Studio Europa Sonor” in Paris, and was produced by Vangelis Papathanassiou. The album cover art was by Gerard Fallec.


  • Vangelis Papathanassiou(Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou) – keyboards, organ, piano, vibraphone, bass, flute, percussion, backing vocals
  • Demis Roussos(Artemios Ventouris Roussos) – lead vocals, bass, guitar, backing vocals
  • Loukas Sideras- drums, lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Silver Koulouris(Anargyros Koulouris) – guitar, percussion
  • Harris Halkitis – bass, tenor saxophone, congas, percussion, backing vocals
  • Michel Ripoche – trombone, tenor saxophone
  • Irene Papas- vocals
  • John Forst – English narration
  • Yannis Tsarouchis- Greek narration
  • Daniel Koplowitz – narration
  • Costas Ferris– lyricist
  • Roger Roche – engineer
  • Jean-Claude Conan – assistant engineer
  • Hitoshi Takiguchi – mastering engineer
  • Hans Brethouwer – mastering
  • Gerard Fallec – production coordination, sleeve design
  • Giorgio Gomelsky- “passing by”
  • Minoru Harada – product manager
  • Kiyoshi Tokiwa – art coordinator

Track listing:

All tracks by Vangelis Papathanassiou and Costas Ferris.

  1. The System
  2. Babylon
  3. Loud, Loud, Loud
  4. The Four Horsemen
  5. The Lamb
  6. The Seventh Seal
  7. Aegian Sea
  8. Seven Bowls
  9. The Wakening Beast
  10. Lament
  11. The Marching Beast
  12. The Battle of the Locusts
  13. Do It
  14. Tribulation
  15. The Beast
  16. Ofis
  17. Seven Trumpets
  18. Altamont
  19. The Wedding of the Lamb
  20. The Capture of the Beast
  21. “∞” (Infinity)
  22. Hic and Nunc
  23. All the Seats Were Occupied
  24. Break

On June 1, 2008.

On June 1, 2009, “Bloody Chamber Music” released “The Bachelor”, the fourth Patrick Wolf studio album. It was recorded 2008-2009, at ”Parkgate Studios” in Battle Hastings, “Olympic Studios”, “Assault and Battery Studios”, “The Dairy”, “Bankside Lofts”, “Ken Thomas’s House”, “The Fritzl Dungeon” in London, “The Hellish Vortex” in Berlin, “Studio de La Reine” in Paris, and was produced by Patrick Wolf. The organ parts were recorded using the organ at St. George’s church in Brede, East Sussex, England.


  • Patrick Wolf – vocals, balalaika, ukulele, electronics, viola, grand piano, organ, harmonium, programming, string arrangements
  • Helen Rathbone,Ivan Hussey, Tim Wells, Vicky Matthews – cello
  • Ondes Martenot –Thomas Bloch
  • Emma Owens,Fiona Leggat, Lucy Morgan – viola
  • Debs White,Gillon Cameron, Louisa Aldridge, Sarah Button, Stephen Hussey, Victoria Sutherland – violin
  • Aaron Sokell,Amy Stead, Chinique Blackwood, Jenny LaTouche, Patsy McKay, Waleed Isaacs (Gospel Choir) – vocals
  • Alice Davies, Edward Larrikin, Eliza Carthy, Patrick Wolf, Victoria Sutherland,William Pollock (Tribe Vocals) – vocals
  • Fiona Brice,Patrick Wolf, Patsy McKay – conductor choir
  • Fiona Brice – string arrangements
  • Thomas White – guitar
  • Nick Haward – bass guitar, double bass
  • Marcello Vig – drums
  • Tilda Swinton – narrator
  • Eliza Carthy – fiddle, vocals
  • Rose Marie – Irish whistle
  • Derek Apps – clarinet
  • David Coulter – saw
  • Engineer – Al Lawson, Catherin Marks, Dave Emery*, Jonathan Krisp, Jonathan Shakhovskoy, Ken Thomas, Mark Allaway
  • Co-producer – Jonathan Shakhovskoy
  • Mixed By – Jonathan Shakhovskoy, Patrick Wolf
  • Nick Thornton Jones, Warren Du Preez – artwork
  • Nick Thornton Jones, Warren Du Preez – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Patrick Wolf, except “Damaris” lyrics from the old Appalachian folk song “Poor Little Turtle Dove”; “Blackdown” and “The Messenger” by Patrick Wolf and Alec Empire.

  1. Kriegspiel
  2. Hard Times
  3. Oblivion
  4. The Bachelor
  5. Damaris
  6. Thickets
  7. Count of Casualty
  8. Who Will?
  9. Vulture
  10. Blackdown
  11. The Sun Is Often Out
  12. Theseus
  13. Battle
  14. The Messenger


In March 1970.

In March 1970, “BYG Actuel” label released “Magick Brother”, the debut Gong studio album. It was recorded September-October 1969, at “Studio Eta” and “Studio Europa Sonor” in Paris, and was produced by Jean Georgakarakos and Jean-Luc Young.


  • Gilli Smyth– space whisper
  • Daevid Allen– guitar, bass guitar, vocals
  • Didier Malherbe– flute, soprano saxophone
  • Rachid Houari – drums, percussion
  • Barre Phillips– contrabass
  • Earl Freeman – contrabass, piano
  • Burton Greene– piano
  • Dieter Gewissler – bowed contrabass
  • Tasmin Smyth – voices

Track listing:

All tracks by Daevid Allen.

Early Morning side

  1. Mystic Sister
  2. Magick Brother
  3. Rational Anthem (Change the World)
  4. Glad To Sad To Say
  5. Chainstore Chant
  6. Pretty Miss Titty
  7. Fredfish / Hope You Feel OK

Late Night side

  1. Ego
  2. Gong Song
  3. Princess Dreaming
  4. 5 & 20 Schoolgirls
  5. Cos You Got Green Hair


In March 1971.


In March 1971, “Philips” label released “Histoire de Melody Nelson”, the tenth Serge Gainsbourg album. It was recorded April 1970 – February 1971, at “Studio Marble Arch” in London, and “Studio des Dames” in Paris, and was produced by Jean-Claude Desmarty. “Histoire de Melody Nelson” is regarded to be the best and most influential Gainsbourg album.


  • Serge Gainsbourg- vocals, piano, guitar
  • Alan Parker– guitar
  • Big Jim Sullivan- rhythm guitar
  • Dave Richmond– bass
  • Roger Coulam– keyboards
  • Jean-Claude Vannier- arrangements, orchestra direction
  • Jane Birkin- vocal parts
  • Dougie Wright – drums
  • Jean-Luc Ponty- electric violin
  • Jean-Claude Charvier – recording

Track listing:

All tracks by Serge Gainsbourg except where noted.

  1. Melody
  2. Ballade de Melody Nelson – music by Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Claude Vannier
  3. Valse de Melody
  4. Ah! Melody – music by Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Claude Vannier
  5. L’hôtel particulier
  6. En Melody – music by Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Claude Vannier
  7. Cargo culte