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In September 1974.

In September 1974, “Polydor” label released “Where Have I Known You Before”, the fourth Return to Forever album. It was recorded July – August 1974, at “Record Plant Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Chick Corea.

Personnel:                                                                                                                          

  • Chick Corea – acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hohner clavinet, Yamaha electric organ, synthesizers (ARP Odyssey, Minimoog), percussion
  • Al Di Meola – electric guitar, acoustic twelve-string guitar
  • Stanley Clarke – electric bass guitar, Yamaha electric organ, bell tree, chimes
  • Lenny White – drums, congas, bongos, percussion
  • Shelly Yakus – engineer
  • Tom Rabstenek – mastering
  • Herb Dreiwitz – front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Chick Corea except where noted.

  1. Vulcan Worlds – Stanley Clarke
  2. Where Have I Loved You Before?
  3. The Shadows of Lo – Lenny White
  4. Where Have I Danced with You Before?
  5. Beyond the Seventh Galaxy
  6. Earth Juice – Chick Corea, Lenny White, Al Di Meola
  7. Where Have I Known You Before?
  8. Song to the Pharaoh Kings

On August 19, 2016.


On August 19, 2016, “Polydor” label released “Furnaces”, the eight Ed Harcourt album. It was recorded in 2016, at “Rook’s Nest”, “RAK Studios” and “Assault and Battery Studios” in London, and was produced by Flood.

Personnel:

  • Ed Harcourt – vocals, guitar, bass, piano, synthesizer, glass harmonica, drums, percussion
  • Ewan Warden – guitar
  • Tom Herbert – bass
  • Arnulf Lindner – double bass
  • Stella Mozgawa – drums
  • Raife Burchell – drums
  • Michael Blair – piano, percussion, cymbal, horn, strings
  • Laura Jensen – theremin, backing vocals
  • Gita Langley, Rosie Langley – vocals, violin
  • Hannah Lou Clark – backing vocals
  • Flood – recording, mixing
  • Richard Woodcraft – recording
  • Drew Smith – recording
  • John Carlin – engineer, mixing
  • Richard Andrews – design
  • Ralph Stedman – illustration
  • Steve Gullick – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ed Harcourt.

  1. Intro
  2. The World is on Fire
  3. Loup Garou
  4. Furnaces
  5. Occupational Hazard
  6. Nothing But a Bad Trip
  7. You Give Me More Than Love
  8. Dionysus
  9. There Is a Light Below
  10. Last of Your Kind
  11. Immoral
  12. Antartica

On August 14, 2020.

On August 14, 2020, “Polydor” label released “Open Up Your Head”, the debut Sea Girls studio album. It was recorded in 2020 at “Snap!”, “Octagon”, “Assault & Battery” and “The Pool Studios” in London, and was produced by Larry Hibbitt.

Personnel:

  • Henry Camamile – vocals, guitars
  • Rory Young – guitars, backing vocals
  • Andrew Dawson – bass, backing vocals
  • Oli Khan – drums, keyboards
  • James Mottershead – engineer
  • Alex O’Donovan – editing, engineer
  • Jonny Breakwell – engineer assistant
  • Billy Foster – engineer assistant
  • Richie Kennedy – engineer assistant
  • Xander Wright – engineer assistant
  • Cenzo Townshend – mixing
  • Camden Clarke – mixing assistant
  • Robert Sellens – mixing assistant
  • Nick Watson – mastering
  • Richard Andrews – design
  • Andrew Cooper – photography
  • Harris Thomlinson Spence – photography
  • Matthew Parri Thomas – photography

Track listing:

  1. Transplant – Henry Camamile, Jonathan Green
  2. All I Want to Hear You Say – Henry Camamile, Max Wolfgang
  3. So You Really Wanna Know – Henry Camamile, Justin Hayward Young
  4. Lie to Me – Henry Camamile, Jennifer Decilveo
  5. Call Me Out – Henry Camamile
  6. Closer – Rory Young
  7. Forever – Rory Young
  8. Weight in Gold – Henry Camamile, Iain Archer
  9. Ready for More – Henry Camamile, Max Wolfgang
  10. Violet – Henry Camamile, Justin Hayward Young, Max Wolfgang
  11. Shake – Rory Young
  12. Damage Done – Henry Camamile, Justin Hayward Young, William Bloomfield
  13. You Over Anyone – Henry Camamile, Frank Callucci
  14. Moving On – Henry Camamile, Francis Anthony White

In July 1979.

In July 1979, “Polydor” label released “The Original Disco Man”, the 48th James Brown album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Brad Shapiro.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocal, arrangements
  • Brad Shapiro – arrangements
  • Bob Heimall – art direction
  • Stephanie Zuras – design
  • Joel Brodsky – photography

Track listing:

  1. It’s Too Funky in Here – Brad Shapiro, George Jackson, Walter Shaw, Robert Miller
  2. Let the Boogie Do the Rest – Brad Shapiro, Randy McCormick
  3. Still – Bill Anderson
  4. Star Generation – Brad Shapiro
  5. Women Are Something Else – Brad Shapiro, Randy McCormick
  6. The Original Disco Man – Brad Shapiro, Randy McCormick

On July 24, 1990.

On July 24, 1990, “Polydor” label released “Goodnight L.A.”, the eighth Magnum studio album. It was recorded 1989 – 1990, at “Goodnight L.A. Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Keith Olson.

Personnel:

  • Bob Catley — vocals
  • Tony Clarkin — guitar
  • Mark Stanway — keyboards
  • Wally Lowe — bass guitar
  • Mickey Barker — drums
  • Paulinho da Costa — percussion
  • Deric Dyer — saxophone
  • Tommy Funderburk — backing vocals
  • Michael Sadler — backing vocals

Tracking list:

All tracks by Tony Clarkin, except where noted.

  1. Rockin’ Chair – Tony Clarkin, Russ Ballard
  2. Mama
  3. Only a Memory
  4. Reckless Man
  5. Matter of Survival – Tony Clarkin, Russ Ballard
  6. What Kind of Love Is That – Tony Clarkin, Jim Vallance
  7. Heartbroke and Busted
  8. Shoot
  9. No Way Out – Tony Clarkin, Russ Ballard
  10. Cry for You – Tony Clarkin, Sue Shiffron
  11. Born to Be King

On July 15, 2016.

On July 15, 2016, “Polydor” label released “Love & Hate”, the second Michael Kiwanuka studio album. It was recorded in 2016, and was produced by Danger Mouse (Brian Burton), Inflo and Paul Butler.

Personnel:

  • Michael Kiwanuka – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, lead guitar, bass, piano
  • Inflo – piano, bass, drums, backing vocals
  • Brian Burton – bass, synth pad, piano, organ, percussion
  • Graham Godfrey – drums, percussion, hand claps, tape machine FX, backing vocals
  • Paul Butler – percussion, cello, trumpet, electric guitar, keys, drum machines, clavinet, Moog, piano, Yamaha CS-80, backing vocals
  • Miles James – electric guitar
  • Pete Randall – double bass, Fender bass VI, backing vocals
  • Gary Plumley – flute, saxophone
  • James Bateman – saxophone
  • Andy Parkin – violin
  • Wired Strings
    • Jenny Sacha – violin 
    • Gillon Cameron, Anna Croad, Sally Jackson, Patrick Kieman, Eleanor Mathieson, Kotono Sato, Debbie Widdup – violin
    • Natalia Bonner – violin
    • Kerenza Peacock – violin
    • Emma Owens – viola 
    • Nzomi Cohen – viola
    • Becky Jones – viola
    • Rosie Danvers – cello, string arrangements
    • Bryony James – cello
    • Richard Pryce – double bass
  • Huw White – string arrangements 
  • Paul Boldeau, Phebe Edwards, LaDonna Harley-Peters – backing vocals
  • Paul Butler – engineer, mixing
  • Kennie Takahashi – engineer, mixing
  • Richard Woodcraft – engineer, strings engineer, mixing
  • Todd Monfalcone – engineer, mixing assistant
  • Dave Granshaw – engineer
  • Jon McMullen – engineer, mixing
  • Samur Khouja – engineer
  • Guy Davie – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Kiwanuka.

  1. Cold Little Heart
  2. Black Man in a White World
  3. Falling
  4. Place I Belong
  5. Love & Hate
  6. One More Night
  7. I’ll Never Love
  8. Rule the World
  9. Father’s Child
  10. The Final Frame

On July 9, 2021.

On July 9, 2021, “Polydor” label released “It Won’t Always Be Like This”, the debut Inhaler studio album. It was recorded 2020 – 2021, at “Narcissus Studio” in London, and was produced by Antony Genn.

Personnel:

  • Elijah Hewson – vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards, piano, drum programming, handclaps, artwork
  • John Jenkinson – acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards, percussion, handclaps, backing vocals, artwork
  • Robert Keating – bass guitar, keyboards, piano, handclaps, backing vocals, artwork
  • Ryan McMahon – drums, dustbin lids, handclaps, artwork
  • Martin Slattery – piano
  • Andrea Cozzaglio – additional piano, engineer assistant, additional recording
  • Antony Genn – keyboards, percussion, drum machine, artwork
  • Drew Dungate-Smith – engineer
  • Tom Herbert – additional recording
  • John Catlin – mixing
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Douglas Hart – artwork
  • Richard Andrews – layout, additional design
  • Lillie Eiger – cover photography
  • Lewis Evans – all other photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Elijah Hewson, Josh Jenkinson, Robert Keating and Ryan McMahon, except where noted.

  1. It Won’t Always Be Like This
  2. My Honest Face
  3. Slide Out the Window
  4. Cheer Up Baby
  5. A Night on the Floor
  6. My King Will Be Kind
  7. When It Breaks – Elijah Hewson, Josh Jenkinson, Robert Keating, Ryan McMahon, Antony Genn
  8.  Who’s Your Money On (Plastic House) – Elijah Hewson, Josh Jenkinson, Robert Keating, Ryan McMahon, Antony Genn
  9. Totally – Elijah Hewson, Josh Jenkinson, Robert Keating, Ryan McMahon and Antony Genn
  10. Strange Time to Be Alive
  11. In My Sleep

On March 19, 2021.

On March 19, 2021, “Interscope” and “Polydor” labels released “Chemtrails Over the Country Club”, the seventh Lana Del Rey studio album. It was produced 2015 – 2016, 2019 – 2020, at “Conway” in Los Angeles, “Electric Lady” in New York City, and was produced by Lana Del Rey, Rick Nowels and Jack Antonoff.

Personnel:

  • Lana Del Rey – vocals
  • Jack Antonoff – piano, guitar, bass, Mellotron, keyboards, twelve-string acoustic guitar, acoustic and electric guitar, slide guitar, synthesizers, Model B synth-bass, Hammond B3, organ, Rhodes, drums, percussion, programming
  • Rick Nowels – acoustic guitar, keyboards, Mellotron, bass
  • Mikey Freedom Hart – pedal steel, piano, guitar, Mellotron
  • Aaron Sterling – drums, percussion
  • Evan Smith – horns, accordion 
  • Daniel Heath – strings
  • Trevor Yasuda – sound effects
  • Nikki Lane – additional vocals
  • Weyes Blood – additional vocals
  • Zella Day – additional vocals 
  • Laura Sisk – engineer, mixing 
  • Kieron Menzies – engineer, mixing
  • Dean Reid – engineer, mixing 
  • Trevor Yasuda – engineer
  • John Fee – engineer
  • John Rooney – engineer assistant 
  • Jon Sher – engineer assistant
  • Jack Antonoff – mixing 
  • Chris Gehringer – mastering
  • Will Quinnell – mastering assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by Lana Del Rey and Jack Antonoff, except where noted.

  1. White Dress
  2. Chemtrails Over the Country Club
  3. Tulsa Jesus Freak
  4. Let Me Love You Like a Woman
  5. Wild at Heart
  6. Dark but Just a Game
  7. Not All Who Wander Are Lost
  8. Yosemite – Lana Del Rey, Rick Nowels
  9. Breaking Up Slowly – Lana Del Rey, Nikki Lane
  10. Dance Till We Die
  11. For Free – Joni Mitchell

In November 1982.

In November 1982, “Polydor” label released “Rip It Up”, the second Orange Juice album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Berwick Street Studios” in London, and was produced by Martin Hayles.

Personnel:

  • Edwyn Collins – vocals, guitar, violin
  • Malcolm Ross – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • David McClymont – bass guitar, keyboards
  • Zeke Manyika – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Martin Hayles – piano, synthesizer
  • Gavyn Wright – violin
  • Paul Quinn – vocals
  • Dick Morrissey – saxophone
  • Martin Drover – flugelhorn
  • Mel Gaynor – percussion
  • Louise Waddle – handclaps
  • Danny Cummings – percussion
  • Gwyn Mathias – additional engineering
  • Orange Juice – sleeve design
  • Eric Watson – photography

Track listing:

  1. Rip It Up – Edwyn Collins, David McClymont, Malcolm Ross, Zeke Manyika
  2. A Million Pleading Faces – Zeke Manyika
  3. Mud in Your Eye – Edwyn Collins
  4. Turn Away – Malcolm Ross
  5. Breakfast Time – Edwyn Collins
  6. I Can’t Help Myself – Edwyn Collins, David McClymont
  7. Flesh of My Flesh – Edwyn Collins
  8. Louise Louise – Edwyn Collins
  9. Hokoyo – Edwyn Collins, David McClymont, Malcolm Ross, Zeke Manyika, Zop Cormorant
  10. Tenterhook – Edwyn Collins

On October 11, 2019.

On October 11, 2019, “Polydor” label released “Giants of All Sizes”, the eighth Elbow studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Clouds Hill” in Hamburg, “The Dairy” in Brixton, “604 Studios” in Vancouver, “Blueprint Studios” in Salford, and was produced by Craig Potter.

Personnel:

  • Guy Garvey – vocals, string arrangements, art direction
  • Craig Potter – keyboards, mixing, art direction
  • Mark Potter – guitars, art direction
  • Pete Turner – bass guitar, art direction
  • The Plumedores (Dean Casement, Andy Hargreaves, Danny McTague, Mark Potter, Mat Skinner) – vocals
  • Nathan “Nathan Sudders” Sudders – vocals
  • Jesca Hoop – additional vocals
  • Chilli Chilton – backing vocals
  • Sarah Field – trumpet, soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Alex Reeves – drums, percussion
  • Matt Robertson – string arrangement
  • Marius de Vries – string arrangements
  • Violeta Barreña – violin
  • The Hallé Orchestra – strings
    • Jonathan Heyward – conductor
    • Sarah Ewins, Nicola Clarke, Zoe Coleman, Peter Liang, Michelle Marsh, Steven Proctor – first violin
    • Rosemary Attree, Paulette Bayley, Elizabeth Bosworth, Helena Buckie, Philippa Heys, John Purton – second violin
    • Cameron Campbell, Chris Emerson, Julian Mottram, Timothy Pooley – viola
    • Dale Culliford, Jane Hallett, David Petri, Clare Rowe, Nick Trygstad, Simon Turner – cello
    • Daniel Storer, Yi Xin Salvage – double bass
  • Danny Evans – engineer
  • Tom Baird – additional engineer
  • Pedro Dzelme – assistant engineer
  • Charlie Leake – additional engineer
  • Sebastian Muxfeldt – additional engineer
  • Gary Hadfield – assistant engineer
  • Katie May – assistant engineer
  • Ollie Middleton – assistant engineer
  • Ian Stewart – assistant engineer
  • VGC – cover photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Guy Garvey, all music by Guy Garvey, Craig Potter, Mark Potter and Pete Turner.

  1. Dexter & Sinister
  2. Seven Veils
  3. Empires
  4. The Delayed
  5. White Noise White Heat
  6. Doldrums
  7. My Trouble
  8. On Deronda Road
  9. Weightless