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In March 1987.

In March 1987, “Polydor” label released “Running in the Family”, the seventh Level 42 studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Sarm West” and “Maison Rouge”, and was produced by Wally Badarou, Mark King, Phil Gould, Boon Gould, Wally Badarou, Mike Lindup, Gary Barnacle and Krys Mach. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in the UK by “BPI”.

  • Mark King– bass, lead vocals
  • Phil Gould– drums
  • Boon Gould– lead and rhythm guitars
  • Wally Badarou– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Mike Lindup– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Gary Barnacle– saxophone
  • Krys Mach – saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Lessons in Love – Wally Badarou,  Gould, Mark King
  2. Children Say – Mark King, Mike Lindup, Phi Gould
  3. Running in the Family – Phil Gould, Wally Badarou, Mark King
  4. It’s Over – Mark King, R. Gould, Wally Badarou
  5. To Be with You Again – Mark King, R. Gould
  6. Two Solitudes – Mark King, Phil Gould, Mike Lindup
  7. Fashion Fever – Mark King, Phil Gould, R. Gould, Mike Lindup
  8. The Sleepwalkers – Mark King, Phil Gould
  9. Freedom Someday – Mark King, Phil Gould, R. Gould, Mike Lindup



In March 1982.

In March 1982, “Polydor” label released “The Anvil”, the second Visage studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Mayfair Studios” in London, and was produced by Midge Ure, Steve Strange, Dave Formula, Billy Currie and Rusty Egan. The album’s front cover photograph was taken by Helmut Newton.


  • Steve Strange– lead vocals
  • Midge Ure– guitars, backing vocals, synthesizer
  • Dave Formula– synthesizer
  • Billy Currie– electric violin, synthesizer
  • Rusty Egan– drums, backing vocals, electronic drums
  • Barry Adamson– bass
  • Gary Barnacle– saxophone
  • Perri Lister– backing vocals
  • Lorraine Whitmarsh – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Currie, Rusty Egan, Dave Formula, Steve Strange and Midge Ure.

  1. The Damned Don’t Cry
  2. Anvil (Night Club School)
  3. Move Up
  4. Night Train
  5. The Horseman
  6. Look What They’ve Done
  7. Again We Love
  8. Wild Life
  9. Whispers


In March 1978.

In March 1978, “Polydor” label released “Champagne Jam” the seventh Atlanta Rhythm Section album. It was recorded 1977-1978, at “Studio One” in Doraville, Georgia, and was produced by Buddy Buie and Robert Nix.


  • Barry Bailey – electric guitar
  • Jo Jo Billingsley – vocals
  • Buddy Buie – vocals
  • R. Cobb – guitar, electric guitar, vocals
  • Dean Daughtry – keyboards
  • Paul Davis – vocals
  • Paul Goddard – bass guitar
  • Ronnie Hammond – vocals, background vocals
  • Robert Nix – drums, background vocals
  • Artimus Pyle- percussion
  • Engineer: Rodney Mills
  • Mixing: Rodney Mills
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig & Rodney Mills at Masterdisk
  • Art direction: Mike McCarty
  • Design: Mike McCarty
  • Photography: Rick Diamond

Track listing:

  1. Large Time – Barry Bailey, Buddy Buie, Robert Nix
  2. I’m Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight – Buddy Buie, Dean Daughtry, Robert Nix
  3. Normal Love – Buddy Buie, R. Cobb, Dean Daughtry, Robert Nix
  4. Champagne Jam – Buddy Buie, R. Cobb, Robert Nix
  5. Imaginary Lover – Buddy Buie, Dean Daughtry, Robert Nix
  6. The Ballad of Lois Malone – Barry Bailey, Buddy Buie, Dean Daughtry, Robert Nix
  7. The Great Escape – Barry Bailey, Buddy Buie, Robert Nix
  8. Evileen – Buddy Buie, Dean Daughtry, Robert Nix
  9. NITP – Dean Daughtry, Buddy Buie


In March 1977.

In March 1977, “Polydor” label released “Malice in Wonderland” the only Paice Ashton Lord studio album. It was recorded September-October 1976, at “Miscland Studios” in Munich, and was produced by Ian Paice, Tony Ashton, Jon Lord and Martin Birch.


  • Ian Paice -drums, percussion
  • Tony Ashton – vocals, keyboards
  • Jon Lord – keyboards, synthesizer
  • Paul Martinez – bass
  • Bernie Marsden – guitar and backing vocals
  • Martin Birch – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Paice, Tony Ashton and Jon Lord, except where noted.

  1. Ghost Story
  2. Remember the Good Times – Ian Paice, Tony Ashton, Jon Lord, Bernie Marsden, Paul Martinez
  3. Arabella (Oh Tell Me) – Tony Ashton
  4. Silas & Jerome
  5. Dance with Me Baby – Ian Paice, Tony Ashton, Jon Lord, Bernie Marsden, Paul Martinez
  6. On the Road Again, Again – Ian Paice, Tony Ashton, Jon Lord, Bernie Marsden
  7. Sneaky Private Lee – Ian Paice, Tony Ashton, Jon Lord, Bernie Marsden
  8. I’m Gonna Stop Drinking
  9. Malice in Wonderland


In March 1975.

In March 1975, “Polydor” label released “Switch” the eleventh Golden Earring album. It was recorded 1974-1975, and was produced by George Kooymans,  Rinus Gerritsen,  Barry Hay, Cesar Zuiderwijk, Eelco Gelling, Bertus Borgers and Robert Jan Stips


  • George Kooymans- guitar, vocals
  • Rinus Gerritsen- bass, keyboards
  • Barry Hay- flute, vocals
  • Cesar Zuiderwijk- drums
  • Eelco Gelling- guitar
  • Bertus Borgers- saxophone
  • Robert Jan Stips– keyboard
  • Executive producer: Fred Haayen
  • Engineer: Andy Knight, John Kriek, Jan Schuurman
  • Mixing: Andy Knight, John Kriek
  • Arranger: Golden Earring
  • String arrangements: Robert Jan Stips
  • Art direction: George Osaki
  • Concept: Barry Hay
  • Photography: Paul Gerritsma, Graham Hughes

Track listing:

All tracks by Barry Hay and George Kooymans except where noted.

  1. Intro: Plus Minus Absurdio
  2. Love Is a Rodeo
  3. The Switch
  4. Kill Me (Ce Soir) – John Fenton, Barry Hay, George Kooymans
  5. Tons of Time
  6. Daddy’s Gonna Save My Soul
  7. Troubles and Hassles
  8. Lonesome D.J.

In March 1971.


In March 1971, “Polydor” label released “Back to the Roots”, the fifteen John Mayall album. It was recorded 15-25 November 1970, in London and California, and was produced by John Mayall.


  • Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, Harvey Mandel, Jerry McGee – guitars
  • Larry Taylor, Steven Thompson – bass
  • Keef Hartley, Paul Lagos – drums
  • Johnny Almond – saxophone, flute
  • John Mayall– guitar, harmonica, piano, keyboards, vocals
  • Don “Sugarcane” Harris– violin

Track listing:

All tracks by John Mayall.

  1. Prisons on the Road
  2. My Children
  3. Accidental Suicide
  4. Groupie Girl
  5. Blue Fox
  6. Home Again
  7. Television Eye
  8. Marriage Madness
  9. Looking at Tomorrow
  10. Dream with Me
  11. Full Speed Ahead
  12. Censor Man
  13. Force of Nature
  14. Boogie Albert
  15. Goodbye December
  16. Unanswered Questions
  17. Devil’s Tricks
  18. Travelling


In March 1966.


In March 1966, “Polydor” label released “Black Monk Time”, the debut Monks studio album. It was recorded in November 1965, in Cologne, Germany, and was produced by Jimmy Bowien. The album’s musical style and lyrical content was radical for its time and today is considered an important landmark in the development of punk rock. In 2001, “Black Monk Time” was included in the Sunday Herald’s “The 103 Best Albums Ever, Honest” list, and in 2005, “Word” magazine included it in list “Hidden Treasure: Great Underrated Albums of Our Time”.


  • Gary Burger – vocals, guitar
  • Larry Clark – vocals, organ
  • Roger Johnston – vocals, drums
  • Eddie Shaw – vocals, bass guitar
  • Dave Day – vocals, electric banjo

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Burger, Larry Clark, Dave Day, Roger Johnston and Eddie Shaw.

  1. Monk Time
  2. Shut Up
  3. Boys are Boys and Girls are Choice
  4. Higgle-Dy-Piggle-Dy
  5. I hate You
  6. Oh How to Do now
  7. Complication
  8. We Do Wie Du
  9. Drunken Maria
  10. Love Come Tumblin’ Down
  11. Blast Off
  12. That’s My Girl