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On July 9, 1983.

On July 9, 1983, “Innervision” label released “Fantastic”, the debut Wham! studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1983, at “Maison Rouge Studios” in London, and was produced by Steve Brown, George Michael and Bob Carter. The album was certified Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, and 3 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.


  • George Michael – vocals, background vocals, keyboards
  • Robert Ahwai, Andrew Ridgeley – guitar
  • Jess Bailey, Bob Carter, Anne Dudley, Tommy Eyre – keyboards
  • Baps, Guy Barker, Raoul, Colin Graham, Chris Hunter, Roddy Lorimer, Iain MacKintosh, Ian Ritchie, Paul Cox, Geoff Daley, Martin Drover – horn
  • Graham Broad, Trevor Murrell– drums
  • Jimmy Chambers, George Chandler Linda Hayes, Shirlie Holliman, Tony Jackson, Josie James, Katie Kisson, Stevie Lang, C. Lee, Sylvia Mason – background vocals
  • Andy Duncan – drums, percussion
  • Deon Estus, Brad Lang, John McKenzie– bass
  • Luis Jardim, Tony Moroni – percussion
  • Dave Mortimer – shouts
  • Paul Ridgeley – guitar, shouts
  • Chris Craymer, Janusz Guttner – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by George Michael, except where noted.

  1. Bad Boys
  2. A Ray of Sunshine
  3. Love Machine – Pete Moore, Billy Griffin
  4. Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do) – Michael Andrew Ridgeley
  5. Club Tropicana – Michael Andrew Ridgeley
  6. Nothing Looks the Same in the Light
  7. Come On
  8. Young Guns (Go for It!)

On December 19, 1989.


On December 19, 1989, “Beggars Banquet” label released “Deep”, the third Peter Murphy solo studio album. It was recorded in 1989 at “The Wool Hall” in Somerset; “Rockfield Studios” in  Monmouthshire, Wales; “Master Rock Studios” and “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Simon Rogers.


  • Peter Murphy– vocals, lyrics, mixing, design
  • Terl Bryant– drums, percussion
  • Eddie Branch – bass
  • Paul Statham – guitar, keyboards
  • Peter Bonas – guitar
  • Gill Tingay – harp
  • Jim Williams – guitar
  • Simon Rogers– acoustic guitar; mixing
  • Ian Grimble – engineering
  • Steve Rooke – mastering
  • Nick Rogers – mixing
  • Paul Cox – photography
  • Alastair Johnson – recording
  • Roland Herrington – recording

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Murphy and Paul Statham; except where noted.

  1. Deep Ocean Vast Sea
  2. Shy
  3. Crystal Wrists
  4. Marlene Dietrich’s Favourite Poem
  5. Seven Veils
  6. The Line Between the Devil’s Teeth (And That Which Cannot Be Repeat) – Peter Murphy
  7. Cuts You Up
  8. A Strange Kind of Love – Peter Murphy
  9. Roll Call
  10. Roll Call – reprise


On November 28, 1980.


On November 28, 1980, “Polydor” label released “Sound Affects”, the fifth Jam studio album. It was recorded June – October 1980, and was produced by The Jam and Vic Coppersmith-Heaven. The album cover art is a pastiche of the artwork used on various Sound Effects records produced by the BBC during the 1970s. “NME” magazine ranked the album at number 487 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Paul Weller – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Bruce Foxton – bass, vocals
  • Rick Buckler – drums
  • Paul Cox – photography
  • Martyn Goddard – cover art, photography
  • Bill Smith – design
  • Pennie Smith – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Weller except where noted.

  1. Pretty Green
  2. Monday
  3. But I’m Different Now
  4. Set the House Ablaze
  5. Start!
  6. That’s Entertainment
  7. Dream Time
  8. Man in the Corner Shop
  9. Music for the Last Couple – Rick Buckler, Bruce Foxton, Paul Weller
  10. Boy About Town
  11. Scrape Away


On March 9, 1999.


On March 9, 1999, “Point Black” label released “Back on Top”, the twenty-seventh Van Morrison studio album. It was recorded in 1998, at “Wool Hall Studios” in Beckington, and was produced by Van Morrison. The photograph of Morrison on the inside of the album cover, was originally used for the front cover of Peter Handke’s book “My Year in the No-Man’s-Bay”, first published in 1994.


  • Van Morrison– vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, producer
  • Mick Green– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Pee Wee Ellis– soprano, tenor and baritone saxophones, background vocals
  • Matt Holland – trumpet
  • Geraint Watkins– piano, Hammond organ
  • Fiachra Trench– piano
  • Ian Jennings – double bass
  • Liam Bradley – drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Bobby Irwin – drums
  • Brian Kennedy– background vocals
  • Irish Film Orchestra – strings
  • Leo Green- tenor saxophone
  • Jools Holland- piano
  • Mike Sanchez- piano, guitar
  • Brad Wilson, Paul Cox, John Mintoft – photography
  • Matt Curtis – photography, art direction, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison, except where noted.

  1. Goin’ Down Geneva
  2. Philosopher’s Stone
  3. In the Midnight
  4. Back on Top
  5. When the Leaves Come Falling Down
  6. High Summer
  7. Reminds Me of You
  8. New Biography
  9. Precious Time
  10. Golden Autumn Day


On March 4, 1987.

Van Morrison The Healing Game

On March 4, 1997, “Polydor” label released “The Healing Game”, the twenty-sixt  Van Morrison studio album. It was recorded in 1996, at “Westland Studios” and “Windmill Lane Studios” in Dublin, and was produced by Van Morrison.


  • Van Morrison -vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica
  • Haji Ahkba -flugelhorn
  • Robin Aspland -piano
  • Phil Coulter- piano
  • Alec Dankworth- double bass
  • Geoff Dunn- drums, percussion
  • Pee Wee Ellis- soprano and baritone saxophones, background vocals
  • Georgie Fame- Hammond organ, background vocals
  • Leo Green- tenor saxophone, background vocals
  • Matt Holland -trumpet, background vocals
  • Ronnie Johnson- electric guitar
  • Brian Kennedy- background vocals
  • Katie Kissoon- background vocals
  • Paddy Moloney- uilleann pipes, whistle
  • Peter O’Hanlon -dobro
  • Ralph Salmins – percussion
  • Nicky Scott -bass guitar
  • Matt Curtis @ Abrahams Pants – art direction, design
  • Photography: Paul Cox

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison

  1. Rough God Goes Riding
  2. Fire in the Belly
  3. This Weight
  4. Waiting Game
  5. Piper at the Gates of Dawn
  6. Burning Ground
  7. It Once Was My Life
  8. Sometimes We Cry
  9. If You Love Me
  10. The Healing Game


On February 29, 1988.


On February 29, 1988, “Beggars Banquet” released “The Frenz Experiment”, the tenth fall studio album. “The Franz Experiment” was recorded in 1987, at “St John’s Wood” in Manchester, and was produced by Simon Rogers; Grant Showbiz and Dian Barton.


  • Mark E. Smith– lead vocals, electric piano
  • Brix Smith– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Craig Scanlon– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Steve Hanley– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Simon Wolstencroft– drums, backing vocals
  • Marcia Schofield – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Simon Rogers– acoustic guitar, electric saxophone, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Paul Cox – front cover photography
  • Pyke (Steve Pyke) – back cover photography

Track listing:

  1. Frenz – Mark E. Smith
  2. Carry Bag Man – Mark E. Smith
  3. Get a Hotel – Steve Hanley, Craig Scanlon and Mark E. Smith
  4. Victoria – Ray Davies
  5. Athlete Cured – Mark E. Smith
  6. In These Times – Mark E. Smith
  7. The Steak Place – Mark E. Smith and Brix Smith
  8. Bremen Nacht – Mark E. Smith
  9. Guest Informant” (excerpt) – Mark E. Smith, Craig Scanion and Steve Hanley
  10. Oswald Defence Lawyer – Steve Hanley and Mark E. Smith