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In August 1971.

In August 1971, “Polydor” label released “Hot Pants”, the 32nd James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1971 and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocals
  • Bobby Byrd- vocals, organ, tambourine
  • Hearlon Cheese Martin, Robert Lee Coleman – guitar
  • Fred Thomas- bass
  • Clair Pinckney- tenor saxophone
  • Jimmy Parker – alto saxophone
  • Fred Wesley- trombone
  • Jerone Jasaan Sanford, Russell Crimes – trumpet
  • Johnny Griggs – congas
  • John “Jabo” Starks- drums

Track listing:

 All tracks by James Brown except where noted. “Blues & Pants” by James Brown and Fred Westley (Fred Wesley)

  1. Blues & Pants – James Brown, Fred Wesley
  2. Can’t Stand It
  3. Escape-ism Pt.1
  4. Escape-ism Pt.2
  5. Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants)

On August 15, 1969.

On August 15, 1969, “Polydor” label released the self-titled, debut Fat Mattress album. It was recorded in 1969 and was produced by Neil Landon, Noel Redding, Jimmy Leverton, and Eric Dillon.

Personnel:

  • Neil Landon– vocals
  • Noel Redding– guitar, vocals
  • Jimmy Leverton– bass, vocals, harpsichord, organ
  • Eric Dillon – drums, tuned percussion
  • Mitch Mitchell– drums, percussion
  • Chris Wood– flute
  • Jimi Hendrix– percussion
  • George Chkiantz– engineering
  • Paragon Publicity – sleeve design
  • Gered Mankowitz– photography
  • Adrian Morgan – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. All Night Drinker – Neil Landon, Jim Leverton
  2. I Don’t Mind – Neil Landon, Noel Redding
  3. Bright New Way – Neil Landon, Jim Leverton
  4. Petrol Pump Assistant – Neil Landon, Noel Redding
  5. Moonshine – Neil Landon, Noel Redding
  6. Magic Forest – Neil Landon, Noel Redding
  7. She Came in the Morning – Neil Landon
  8. Everything’s Blue – Noel Redding
  9. Walking Through a Garden – Noel Redding
  10. How Can I Live – Neil Landon, Noel Redding

On August 11, 1999.

On August 11, 1999, “Polydor” label released “Golden Greats”, the second Ian Brown album. It was recorded in 1999 and was produced by Ian Brown.

Personnel:

  • Ian Brown – vocals, keyboards, drums, arrangements
  • Aziz Ibrahim- guitar
  • Tim Wills – electric guitar, piano
  • Sylvan Richardson- electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, cello
  • Carlos Hernán “Carca” Carcacha – guitar
  • Dave McCracken- keyboards, programming
  • Aniff Akinola – keyboards, drums
  • Simon Wolstencroft- drums
  • Dan Bierton – drums
  • Diego Castellano – drums
  • Inder “Goldfinger” Matharu – percussion
  • Audrey Riley- cello
  • Uma-T – harmonica
  • DJ Peggyn – sound Fx
  • Ian Wright – cover portrait

Track listing:

  1. Gettin’ High – Ian Brown, Aziz Ibrahim (includes an excerpt of “Morrassi” performed by Aziz Ibrahim)
  2. Love Like a Fountain – Ian Brown
  3. Free My Way – Ian Brown
  4. Set My Baby Free – Ian Brown, Aniff Akinola
  5. So Many Soldiers – Ian Brown, Dave McCracken, Tim Wills
  6. Golden Gaze – Ian Brown, Simon Wolstencroft, Mike Bennett, Dave McCracken, Tim Wills
  7. Dolphins Were Monkeys – Ian Brown, Dave McCracken, Tim Wills
  8. Neptune – Ian Brown, Sylvan Richardson
  9. First World – Ian Brown, Aziz Ibrahim
  10. Babasónicos – Ian Brown, Diego Tuñon, Walter Kebleris

In July 1979.

In July 1979, “Polydor” label released “No Promises…No Debts”, the 14th Golden Earing album. It was recorded in 1979 and was produced by George Kooymans.

Personnel:

  • George Kooymans– vocals, guitar, mixing
  • Rinus Gerritsen- bass guitar, keyboards
  • Barry Hay– vocals, flute, guitar
  • Cesar Zuiderwijk- drums
  • John Legrand – harmonica
  • Jan Rietman – horn arrangements
  • John Kriek – engineer, mixing
  • Arnold Muhren – mixing
  • Jeep Bunt – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Rinus Gerritsen, Barry Hay, George Kooymans, and Cesar Zuiderwijk.

  1. Heart Beat
  2. Need Her
  3. Sellin’ Out
  4. Snot Love in Spain
  5. Save Your Skin
  6. D Light
  7. Tiger Bay
  8. Weekend Love
  9. Don’t Close the Door
  10. Don’t Stop the Show
  11. By Routes

 

In May 1975.

In May 1975, “Polydor” label released “Sex Machine Today”, the 40th James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Sound Ideas Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Charles Bobbit.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – lead vocals, arrangements
  • Fred Wesley- production supervision, arrangements
  • Bob Both- production supervision, engineer
  • David Stone, Major Little – assistant engineer
  • Roger Huyssen – artwork
  • Mathieu Bitton – design

Track listing:

  1. Sex Machine Pts. 1 & 2 – James Brown, Bobby Bird, Ron Lenhoff
  2. I Feel Good – James Brown
  3. Problems – James Brown, Lee Austin
  4. Dead on It – James Brown, Fred Wesley
  5. Get Up Off of Me – James Brown, Fred Wesley
  6. Deep in It – James Brown

On May 16, 1983.

On May 16, 1983, “Polydor” label released “Ring of Changes”, the twelfth Barclay James Harvest studio album. It was recorded January – March 1983, at “Far Studios” in Frankfurt, Germany, and was produced by Pip Williams.

Personnel:

  • Les Holroyd– vocals, bass, keyboards, guitars
  • John Lees– vocals, guitars
  • Mel Pritchard– drums, percussion
  • Bias Boshell – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Kevin McAlea – keyboards
  • Henry Morris – keyboards
  • New World Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Katz
  • Pip Williams – orchestration
  • Gregg Jackman – engineer
  • Chris Dickie – assistant engineer
  • Melvyn Abrahams – mastering
  • David Walker – design
  • Alwyn Clayden – design, art direction, photography
  • Tony Latham, Bob Norris – photography
  • Main Titles Associates – artwork, creative assistance
  • Wade Wood – retouching

 Track listing:

  1. Fifties Child – John Lees
  2. Looking from the Outside – Les Holroyd
  3. Teenage Heart – John Lees
  4. High Wire – Les Holroyd
  5. Midnight Drug – John Lees
  6. Waiting for the Right Time – Les Holroyd
  7. Just a Day Away (Forever Tomorrow) – John Lees
  8. Paraiso Dos Cavalos – John Lees
  9. Ring of Changes – Les Holroyd

 

In February 1980.

In February 1980, “Polydor” label released “Gradually Going Tornado”, the fourth Bruford album. It was recorded October – November 1979, at “Surrey Sound Studios” in Surrey, UK, and was produced by Bill Bruford and Ron Malo.

Personnel:

  • Bill Bruford– drums
  • Dave Stewart– keyboards
  • John Clark – guitar
  • Jeff Berlin– vocals, bass
  • Georgie Born– cello
  • Amanda Parsons, Barbara Gaskin– choir
  • Ron Malo – engineer
  • Pete Buhlman – tape operator
  • Martin Moss – engineer, second engineer
  • Paul Neagu– art direction, design

Track listing:

  1. Age of Information – Bill Bruford, Dave Stewart
  2. Gothic 17 – Bill Bruford, Dave Stewart
  3. Joe Frazier – Jeff Berlin
  4. E.D. – Bill Bruford, Dave Stewart
  5. The Sliding Floor – Jeff Berlin, Bill Bruford, Dave Stewart
  6. Palewell Park – Bill Bruford
  7. Plans for J.D. – Bill Bruford
  8. Land’s End – Dave Stewart

 

On February 1, 2019.

On February 1, 2019, “Polydor” label released “Ripples”, the seventh Ian Brown studio album. It was recorded in 2018, and was produced by Ian Brown.

Personnel:

  • Ian Brown – vocals, guitars, tambourine, bongos, cabassa, congas, cymbals, drums, glockenspiel, guiro, maracas, rainstick, shaker, stick, triangle, artwork, design, cover photo
  • Casey Brown – guitars, tambourine, bass, bongos, drums, glockenspiel, keyboards, piano, electric piano, Tibetan bowls, triangle, sleeve photo
  • Frankie Brown – guitars, percussion
  • David Brown – piano, sleeve photo
  • Darren Heelis – engineer
  • Steve Fitzmaurice – mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Brown, excepted where noted.

  1. First World Problems
  2. Black Roses – Barrington Levy
  3. Breathe and Breath Easy (The Everness of Now)
  4. The Dream and the Dreamer
  5. From Chaos to Harmony
  6. It’s Raining Diamonds
  7. Ripples
  8. Blue Sky Day
  9. Soul Satisfaction
  10. Break Down the Walls (Warm-Up Jams) – Michael Campbell

In January 1978.

In January 1978, “EG” and “Polydor” labels released “Feels Good to Me”, the debut Bill Bruford album. It was recorded in August 1977, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Robin Lumley and Bill Bruford.

Personnel:

  • Bill Bruford– drums, percussion
  • Allan Holdsworth– electric guitar
  • Dave Stewart– keyboards
  • Jeff Berlin– bass
  • Kenny Wheeler– flugelhorn
  • Annette Peacock– vocals
  • John Goodsall– additional guitar
  • John Clark – additional guitar
  • Neil Murray– additional bass
  • John Brand, Colin Green, Stephen Short – tape operators
  • Stephen W Tayler – engineer
  • Peter Revill, Mick Rossi – equipment technicians

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Bruford except where noted.

  1. Beelzebub
  2. Back to the Beginning
  3. Seems Like a Lifetime Ago (Part One)
  4. Seems Like a Lifetime Ago (Part Two)
  5. Sample and Hold – Bill Bruford, Dave Stewart
  6. Feels Good to Me
  7. Either End of August
  8. If You Can’t Stand the Heat…- Bill Bruford, Dave Stewart
  9. Springtime in Siberia – Bill Bruford, Dave Stewart
  10. Adios a la pasada (Goodbye to the Past) – Bill Bruford, Annette Peacock

On November 28, 1970.

On November 28, 1970, “Polydor” label released “Play It Loud”, the second Slade studio album. It was recorded in 1970 and was produced by Chas Chandler.

Personnel:

  • Noddy Holder- lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Dave Hill- lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Lea- bass, violin, backing vocals
  • Don Powell– drums
  • George Chkiantz– engineer
  • Anton Mathews – mixing engineer
  • Gered Mankowitz– photography
  • Hamish and Gustav – sleeve design

Track listing:

  1. Raven – Jimmy Lea, Noddy Holder, Don Powell
  2. See Us Here – Jimmy Lea, Noddy Holder, Don Powell
  3. Dapple Rose – Jimmy Lea, Don Powell
  4. Could I – Jimmy Griffin, Robb Royer
  5. One Way Hotel – Jimmy Lea, Noddy Holder, Don Powell
  6. The Shape of Things to Come – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  7. Know Who You Are – Jimmy Lea, Noddy Holder, Don Powell, Dave Hill
  8. I Remember – Jimmy Lea, Don Powell
  9. Pouk Hill – Jimmy Lea, Noddy Holder, Don Powell
  10. Angelina – Neil Innes
  11. Dirty Joker – Jimmy Lea, Don Powell
  12. Sweet Box – Jimmy Lea, Don Powell