Tag Archives: Pleasure and Pain

On June 3, 1996.

On June 2, 1996, “Grapevine” label released “Soft Vengeance”, the 14th Manfred Mann’s Earth Band album. It was recorded 1992 – 1996, at Workhouse Studios” in  London, and was produced by Manfred Mann and  Richard James Burgess.

Personnel:

  • Manfred Mann- keyboards, programming
  • Chris Thompson- vocals
  • Mick Rogers- guitars
  • Dave Farmer – drums
  • Clive Bunker- drums
  • Steve Kinch- bass
  • Noel McCalla– vocals
  • Russell Hoban- speech
  • Richard Marcangelo– drums
  • Richard James Burgess– drums
  • Gavin Harrison– drums
  • Andy Pask– bass
  • Tony Patler – bass
  • Gary Farmer – guitar
  • Clem Clempson– guitar
  • Mitch Dalton – guitar
  • Tony Patler – guitar
  • Gary Sanctuary- Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Linda Taylor – backing vocals
  • Maggie Ryder- backing vocals
  • Carol Kenyon- backing vocals
  • Janice Hoyte – backing vocals
  • Diane Byrch – backing vocals
  • Stevie Lange – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Pleasure and Pain – Mike Chapman, Holly Knight
  2. Play with Fire – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  3. Nothing Ever Happens – Justin Currie
  4. Shelter from The Storm – Bob Dylan
  5. Tumbling Ball – Mark Spiro
  6. The Price I Pay – Robert Cray, Dennis Walker
  7. Lose The Touch – Cyril Schumann
  8. Adults Only – Manfred Mann
  9. Wherever Love Drops — Part One – Manfred Mann, Russell Hoban
  10. The Complete History Of Sexual Jealousy – Nick Currie
  11. 99 lb – Dannie Bryant
  12. Miss You – Cyril Schumann
  13. Nature Of The Beast – Doc Neeson, Geoffrey Leib
  14. Wherever Love Drops — Part Two – Manfred Mann, Russell Hoban, Anthony Moore
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In October 1973.

In October 1973, “A&M” label released “Nine”, the ninth Fairport Convention album. It was recorded July – August 1973, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Trevor Lucas, John Wood, Dave Swarbrick, Jerry Donahue, Dave Pegg and Dave Mattacks.

Personnel:

  • Trevor Lucas – acoustic guitar, lead, chorus and backing vocals
  • Dave Swarbrick – violin, lead verse and backing vocals, viola, mandolin
  • Jerry Donahue – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Dave Pegg – bass, backing vocals, mandolin
  • Dave Mattacks – drums, percussion, bass, harmonium , clavinet

Track listing:

  1. The Hexhamshire Lass – traditional; arranged by Trevor Lucas, Dave Swarbrick, Jerry Donahue, Dave Pegg and Dave Mattacks
  2. Polly on the Shore – music by Dave Pegg, words traditional; arranged by Dave Swarbrick, Trevor Lucas
  3. The Brilliancy Medley/Cherokee Shuffle – traditional
  4. To Althea From Prison – words by Richard Lovelace; music Dave Swarbrick
  5. Tokyo – Jerry Donahue
  6. Bring ‘Em Down – Trevor Lucas
  7. Big William – Trevor Lucas, Dave Swarbrick
  8. Pleasure and Pain – Trevor Lucas, Dave Swarbrick
  9. Possibly Parsons Green – Trevor Lucas, Roche

On February 8, 1994.

Ben_Harper_-_Welcome_to_the_Cruel_World

On February 8, 1994, “Virgin” label released “Welcome to the Cruel World” the debut Ben Harper album.  It was recorded in 1993, at the “Convent”, and was produced by Ben Harper and J.P. Plunier.

Personnel:

  • Ben Harper – vocals, multiple instruments
  • Clyde Allen – background vocals
  • Clarence Butler – background vocals
  • Richard Cook – Uillean pipes
  • Rock Deadrick – percussion, drums, background vocals
  • Clabe Hangan – background vocals
  • Jelani Jones – background vocals
  • Suzie Katayama – cello
  • Ken McDaniel – background vocals
  • John McKnight – bass, accordion
  • John Taylor – background vocals
  • Kevin Williams – background vocals
  • Tommy D. Daugherty- drum programming
  • Tom Dolan and J.P. Plunier – art direction
  • Jeff Gottlieb – photography

All songs written by Ben Harper except where noted.

  1. The Three of Us
  2. Whipping Boy – Chris Darrow
  3. Breakin’ Down – Ben Harper and Jean Pierre Plunier
  4. Don’t Take That Attitude to Your Grave
  5. Waiting on an Angel
  6. Mama’s Got a Girlfriend Now
  7. Forever
  8. Like a King
  9. Pleasure and Pain
  10. Walk Away
  11. How Many Miles Must We March
  12. Welcome to the Cruel World
  13. I’ll Rise – Maya Angelou and Ben Harper
  14. By and By I’m Going to See the King – Blind Willie Johnson
  15. Remember