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Tears for Fears: The Hurting

On March 7, 1983, “Mercury” label released “The Hurting”, the debut Tears for Fears studio album. It was recorded 1982 – 1983, and was produced by Chris Hughes and Ross Cullum.


  • Roland Orzabal – lead and backing vocals, guitars, keyboards, rhythm programming
  • Curt Smith – lead and backing vocals, bass, keyboards
  • Ian Stanley – keyboards programming, computer programming
  • Manny Elias – drums, rhythm programming
  • Chris Hughes – rhythm programming, tuned percussion, conducting
  • Ross Cullum – jazz high, dynamic toggle percussion
  • Mel Collins – saxophones
  • Phil Palmer – Palmer picking guitar
  • Caroline Orzabal – child vocal

Track listing:

All tracks by Roland Orzabal.

  1. The Hurting
  2. Mad World
  3. Pale Shelter
  4. Ideas as Opiates
  5. Memories Fade
  6. Suffer the Children
  7. Watch Me Bleed
  8. Change
  9. The Prisoner
  10. Start of the Breakdown

Bob Geldof: The Vegetarians of Love

In July 1990, “Mercury” label released “The Vegetarians of Love”, the second Bob Geldof studio album. It was recorded 1989 – 1990, at “Maison Rouge Studios” in London, and was produced by Rupert Hine.


  • Bob Geldof – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Phil Palmer – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Geoff Richardson – viola, electric and acoustic guitar, clarinet, saxophone, recorders, penny whistles, ukulele, assorted kitchen utensils
  • Rupert Hine – piano, keyboards, percussion, backing vocals
  • Steve Fletcher – piano, organ
  • Alan Dunn – accordion, organ
  • Pete Briquette – bass guitar, keyboard
  • Bob Loveday – violin, penny whistle, bass guitar
  • Gerry Moffet – electric guitar
  • Gordon Bonnar – guitar
  • David A. Stewart – guitar
  • Paul Carrack – organ
  • Geoff Dugmore – drums, percussion
  • Kevin Godley – backing vocals
  • Cameron Jenkins – saxophone
  • Stephen W Tayler – recording, mixing
  • Andrew Scarth – recording
  • Emmanuel Taylor – recording assistant
  • Cameron Jenkins – mixing
  • Arun Chakraverty – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Geldof, except where noted.

  1. A Gospel Song
  2. Love or Something – Bob Geldof, David A. Stewart
  3. The Great Song of Indifference
  4. Thinking Voyager 2 Type Things – Bob Geldof, Pete Briquette
  5. Big Romantic Stuff
  6. Crucified Me
  7. The Chains of Pain – Bob Geldof, Danny Mitchell
  8. A Rose at Night
  9. No Small Wonder – Bob Geldof, Danny Mitchell
  10. Walking Back to Happiness
  11. Let It Go
  12. The End of the World

On April 8, 1991.

On April 8, 1991, “Virgin” label released the self – titled, and the only Rain Tree Crow album. It was a reunion project by the members of the band Japan. It was recorded1989 -1990, at “Miravel Studios” in Le Val, France, “Condulmer Studio Zerman di Mogliano” in Italy, “Marcus Studios”, “Eel Pie Studios” and “Air Studios” in London, “The Wool Hall” in Bath, Somerset, UK, “Ropewalk Studio in Dublin, Ireland, “Mega Studios” in Paris, and was produced by David Sylvian, Mick karn, Steve Jensen and Richard Barbieri.


  • David Sylvian – vocal, electric guitar, Hammond organ, electric piano, treatments, treatments, organ, percussion, Indian drum, harmonium, shortwave radio, horn arrangement, mixing, art director
  • Mick Karn– bass, saxophone, brass, pipes, wine glasses, horn arrangement
  • Richard Barbieri– synthesizer, water wheel
  • Steve Jansen– drums, Moroccan clay drum, fan drums, marimba, ceramic drums, tambourine, percussion, Hammond organ
  • Bill Nelson– guitar, blue guitar
  • Phil Palmer – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Michael Brook – bass conga
  • Djene Doumbouya – vocal
  • Djanka Djabate – vocal
  • Johnny Thirkell– trumpet, flugelhorn (as Phantom Horns)
  • Gary Barnacle– saxes (as Phantom Horns)
  • Gary Barnacle– saxophones (as Phantom Horns)
  • Johnny Thirkell– trumpet, flugelhorn (as Phantom Horns)
  • Brian Gascoigne – orchestration
  • Steve Nye– mixing
  • Pat McCarthy – mixing
  • Tim Martin – engineer
  • Paonlo Carrer – assistant
  • Rupert Coulson – assistant
  • Louise McCormick – assistant
  • Bruce Davies – assistant
  • Paul Stevens – assistant
  • Richard Chadwick – co-ordinato
  • Russell Mills– design
  • Yuka Fujii – art director
  • Shinya Fujiwara– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by David Sylvian.

  1. Big Wheels in Shanty Town
  2. Every Colour You Are
  3. Rain Tree Crow
  4. Red Earth (As Summertime Ends)
  5. Pocket Full of Change
  6. Boat’s for Burning
  7. New Moon at Red Deer Wallow
  8. Black Water
  9. A Reassuringly Dull Sunday
  10. Blackcrow Hits Shoe Shine City
  11. Scratchings on the Bible Belt
  12. Cries and Whispers

On September 3, 1990.

On September 3, 1990, “Columbia” label released “Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1”, the second George Michael album. It was recorded December 1988-July 1990, and was produced by George Michael. The album won the “Best British Album” award at the 1991 “BRIT Awards”. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in France by “SNEP’; Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; 4 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI”, and 2 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.


  • George Michael – vocal, guitars, bass, keyboards, drums, percussion, horn arrangements
  • Phil Palmer– guitar
  • Chris Cameron – keyboards, horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Anthony Patler – keyboards
  • Deon Estus– bass
  • Danny Cummings – drums, percussion
  • Ian Thomas – drums, percussion
  • Andy Hamilton– saxophone
  • Pete Gleadall – MIDI sequencing, programming
  • Chris Porter – mixing
  • Bradford Branson – inner photography

Track listing:

All tracks by George Michael, except where noted.

  1. Praying for Time
  2. Freedom! 90
  3. They Won’t Go When I Go – Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright
  4. Something to Save
  5. Cowboys and Angels
  6. Waiting for That Day – George Michael, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  7. Mother’s Pride
  8. Heal the Pain
  9. Soul Free
  10. Waiting (Reprise)

On September 10, 1991.


On September 10, 1991, “Vertigo” label released “On Every Street”, the sixth and final Dire Straits studio album. It was recorded November 1990 – May 1991, at “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Mark Knopfler and Alan Clark. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in Finland by Musiikkituottajat; Diamond in France by “SNEP”; Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; 4 x Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”; 4 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”: 2 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI” and Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.


  • Mark Knopfler– vocals, guitar
  • Paul Franklin– pedal steel guitar, acoustic lap steel
  • Phil Palmer– guitar
  • Alan Clark– organ, piano, synthesizer
  • Guy Fletcher– synthesizers, backing vocals
  • John Illsley– bass
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, percussion
  • Danny Cummings– percussion
  • Chris White– flute, saxophone
  • Vince Gill– guitar, backing vocals
  • Manu Katché– percussion, drums
  • George Martin– conductor, string arrangements
  • Chuck Ainlay– engineer
  • Bill Schnee– engineer
  • Steve Orchard – engineer assistant
  • Jack Joseph Puig– engineer assistant
  • Andy Strange – engineer assistant
  • Neil Dorfsman– mixing
  • Bob Clearmountain– mixing
  • Sutton Cooper – design
  • Paul Cummins – design
  • Paul Williams – photography
  • Jo Motta – project coordinator

Track listing:

All tracks by Mark Knopfler.

  1. Calling Elvis
  2. On Every Street
  3. When it Comes to You
  4. Fade to Black
  5. The Bug
  6. You and Your Friend
  7. Heavy Fuel
  8. Iron Hand
  9. Ticket to Heaven
  10. My Parties
  11. Planet of new Orleans
  12. How Long

On March 18, 1977.


On March 18, 1977, “RCA” label released “The Idiot”, the debut Iggy Pop studio album. It was recorded July 1976 – February 1977, at “Château d’Hérouville in Hérouville”, France, “Musicland Studios” in Munich, “Hansa Studio 1” in Berlin, and was produced by David Bowie.


  • Iggy Pop– vocals
  • David Bowie– keyboards, synthesizer, guitar, piano, saxophone, xylophone, backing vocals
  • Carlos Alomar– guitar
  • Phil Palmer– guitar
  • Laurent Thibault – bass
  • George Murray– bass guitar
  • Michel Santangeli – drums
  • Dennis Davis– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Iggy Pop and David Bowie, except where noted.

  1. Sister Midnight – Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Carlos Alomar
  2. Nightclubbing
  3. Funtime
  4. Baby
  5. China Girl
  6. Dum Dum Boys
  7. Tiny Girls
  8. Mass Production

On November 7, 1989.

Eric_Clapton - Journey Man

On November 7, 1989, “Duck” label released “Journeyman”, the eleventh Eric Clapton studio album. It was recorded in 1989, and was produced by Russ Tielman. Clapton won “Grammy Award” for “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” in 1990 for the song “Bad Love”. “Journeyman” became the first Clapton’s solo studio album to go double platinum.


  • Eric Clapton – vocals, guitar, Dobro, design
  • Robert Cray– guitar
  • Phil Palmer– guitar
  • John Tropea– rhythm guitar
  • George Harrison– guitar, harmony vocals
  • Cecil Womack– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Jerry Lynn Williams– guitar, backing and harmony vocals
  • Nathan East– bass, backing vocals
  • Pino Palladino- bass
  • Jim Keltner– percussion, drums, tambourine, drum programming
  • Phil Collins– drums , backing and harmony vocals
  • Gary Burton– vibraphone
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Jeff Bova– synthesizer programming, drum programming, synthesizer horns
  • Alan Clark– synthesizer, keyboards, Hammond organ, sequencing
  • Robbie Kondor– synthesizer, harmonica, keyboards, vocoder, drum programming
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer
  • Robby Kilgore – synthesizer
  • Greg Phillinganes– synthesizer, piano, keyboards, background vocals
  • Richard Tee– piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Carole Steele – percussion, conga, tambourine
  • Hank Crawford– alto saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone
  • David “Fathead” Newman– tenor saxophone
  • Jon Faddis– trumpet
  • Lew Soloff– trumpet
  • Linda Womack– vocals
  • Daryl Hall– harmony vocals
  • Tawatha Agee – backing vocals
  • Lani Groves – backing vocals
  • Chaka Khan– backing vocals
  • Tessa Niles– backing vocals
  • Vanessa Thomas – backing vocals
  • Arif Mardin– arranger, string arrangements
  • Jimmy Bralower – drum programming

Track listing:

  1. Pretending – Jerry Lynn Williams
  2. Anything for Your Love – Jerry Lynn Williams
  3. Bad Love – Eric Clapton, Mick Jones
  4. Running on Faith – Jerry Lynn Williams
  5. Hard Times – Ray Charles
  6. Hound Dog – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  7. No Alibis – Jerry Lynn Williams
  8. Run So Far – George Harrison
  9. Old Love – Eric Clapton, Robert Cray
  10. Breaking Point – Marty Grebb, Jerry Lynn Williams
  11. Lead Me On – Cecil Womack, Linda Womack
  12. Before You Accuse Me – Ellas McDaniel

On November 7, 1987.


On November 7, 1987, “Virgin” label released “Secrets of the Beehive”, the fourth David Sylvian solo album. It was recorded in 1987, at “London and Bath” in England;” Chateau Miraval” in France and “Wisseloord Studios” in Netherlands, and was produced by Steve Nye.


  • David Sylvian– vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, organ, synths, tapes, treated piano
  • Phil Palmer- slide guitar, acoustic guitars
  • David Torn- electric guitar, guitar loop
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – organ, synths, piano, treated piano, woodwind, brass and string arrangements
  • Danny Thompson- double bass
  • Steve Jansen– drums
  • Danny Cummings- percussion
  • Mark Isham- flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Brian Gascoigne – orchestral and string arrangements
  • Ann O’Dell – string arrangements
  • Vaughan Oliver(23 Envelope) – design, typography
  • Nigel Grierson (23 Envelope) – still life photography
  • Yuka Fujii – portrait photography

Track listing:

All tracks by David Sylvian.

  1. September
  2. The Boy With the Gun
  3. Maria
  4. Orpheus
  5. The Devil’s Own
  6. When Poets Dreamed of Angels
  7. Mother and Child
  8. Let the Happiness In
  9. Waterfront