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On July 3, 2020.

On July 3, 2020, “Polydor” label released “On Sunset”, the fifteenth Paul Weller studio album. It was recorded in 2019, at “Black Barn Studios” in Surrey, England, and was produced by Jan Kybert and Paul Weller.

Personnel:

  • Paul Weller – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, electric sitar, bass, piano, Rhodes, synths, mellotron, mellotron vibes, mellotron strings, Hammond organ, percussion, claps, Wurly, monotron, samples
  • Steve Brookes – lead and electric guitar
  • Steve Cradock – acoustic and electric guitar, Moog
  • Josh McClorey – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Steve Pilgrim – acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Jan Stan Kybert – drum programming, keys programming, glockenspiel, sound effects, claps, loops, synth bass, Yak, synths, bells, bass synths, canon, drum fills
  • Mick Talbot – Hammond organ
  • Tom Van Heel – piano, drum fills, backing vocals
  • Charles Rees – eminent organ, Moog, Mad Hammond, Ambient FX
  • Jim Jupp – synths
  • Andy Crofts – bass, Moog, mellotron, backing vocals
  • Ben Gordelier – drums, percussion, drum programming, electric guitar
  • Paraorchestra – orchestra
  • Ca Julie Gros – lead and backing vocals
  • Camilla Staveley-Taylor – backing vocals
  • Emily Staveley-Taylor – backing vocals
  • Jessica Staveley-Taylor – backing vocals
  • Col3trane – additional vocal
  • Dave Boraston – trumpet
  • Steve Trigg – trumpet
  • Chris Storr – trumpet, flugel, post horn
  • John Thirkell – trumpet, flugel
  • Lee Thompson – saxophone solo
  • Anthony Gaylard – tenor saxophone
  • Jessamy Holder – baritone saxophone
  • Phil Veacock – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet
  • Alistair White – trombone, bass trombone, euphonium
  • Andy Ross – flute, backward flute
  • Paul Speare – flute
  • Jim Lea – violin
  • Antonio Pagulatos – violin, backing vocals
  • Kotono Sato – violin, backing vocals
  • Stella Page – viola, backing vocals
  • Izzi Dunn – cello, backing vocals
  • Magic Mod – claps

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Weller.

  1. Mirror Ball
  2. Baptiste
  3. Old Father Tyme
  4. Village
  5. More
  6. On Sunset
  7. Equanimity
  8. Walkin’
  9. Earth Beat
  10. Rockets

In June 1979.

In June 1979, “Polydor” label released “Underdog”, the eight Atlanta Rhythm Section album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Buddy Buie.

Personnel:

  • Buddy Buie – lead and background vocals
  • Ronnie Hammond – vocals
  • Barry Bailey – acoustic and electric guitar
  • James B. Cobb – guitar, percussion, background vocals
  • Dean Daughtry – keyboards
  • Paul Goddard – bass guitar, double bass
  • Roy Yeager – drums, percussion
  • Robert Nix – drums, background vocals
  • Bob Ludwig, Rodney Mills – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Do It or Die – Buddy Buie, Ronnie Hammond
  2. Born Ready – Buddy Buie, Dean Daughtry, Robert Nix
  3. I Hate the Blues – Buddy Buie, Dean Daughtry, Robert Nix
  4. Let’s Go Get Stoned – Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson
  5. Indigo Passion – Buddy Buie, James B. Cobb
  6. While Time is Left – Barry Bailey, Buddy Buie, Dean Daughtry, Robert Nix
  7. It’s Only Music – Buddy Buie, James B. Cobb
  8. Spooky – Buddy Buie, James B. Cobb, Middlebrooks, Shapiro
  9. My Song – Buddy Buie, Ronnie Hammond

On June 20, 1988.

On June 20, 1988, “Polydor” label released “Confessions of a Pop Group”, the fourth Style Council album. It was recorded in 1988, and was produced by Paul Weller and Mick Talbot.

Personnel:

  1. Paul Weller – vocals, guitars, synthesizers, drum programs
  2. Mick Talbot – piano forte, Hammond organ, clavinet, synthesizers
  3. Dee C. Lee – vocals
  4. Camelle Hinds – bass 
  5. Paul Morgan – contra bass
  6. Steve White – drums
  7. Nick Brown – drums
  8. Little Joo Ruocco – percussion
  9. Dick Morrissey – flute
  10. Chris Lawrence – trombone
  11. Frank Ricotti – vibraphone
  12. Rupert Parker – harp
  13. The Swingle Singers – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Weller, except where noted.

  1. It’s a Very Deep Sea
  2. The Story of Someone’s Shoe
  3. Changing of the Guard
  4. The Little Boy in a Castle (A) / A Dove Flew Down From the Elephant (B) – Mick Talbot
  5. The Gardener of Eden (A Three Piece Suite) / I In the Beginning / II  The Gardener of Eden / III Mourning the Passing of Time
  6. Life at a Top People’s Health Farm
  7. Why I Went Missing
  8. How She Threw It All Away
  9. Iwasadoledadstoyboy
  10. Confessions 1, 2, & 3
  11. Confessions of a Pop-Group

On May 25, 2018.

On May 25, 2018, “Polydor” label released “Wildness”, the seventh Snow Patrol studio album. It was recorded 2016 – 2017, and was produced by Jacknife Lee.

Personnel:

  • Gary Lightbody – lead and backing vocals, guitar, additional programming
  • Nathan Connolly – guitar, backing vocals
  • Johnny McDaid – piano, keyboards, guitar, programming, orchestral arrangement, backing vocals
  • Paul Wilson – bass 
  • Jonny Quinn – drums
  • Jacknife Lee – guitar, keyboards, programming, strings arrangement, bass, backing vocals
  • Davide Rossi – strings arrangement, strings quartet
  • Saran Davies – cello
  • Ben Hulme – French horn
  • Alexandra Ridout – trumpet, flugelhorn

Track listing:

All lyrics by Gary Lightbody; all music by Jacknife Lee, Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Johnny McDaid, Paul Wilson and Jonny Quinn, except where noted.

  1. Life on Earth
  2. Don’t Give In
  3. Heal Me
  4. Empress
  5. A Dark Switch
  6. What If This Is All the Love You Ever Get?
  7. A Youth Written in Fire
  8. Soon
  9. Wild Horses
  10. Life and Dead – Holger Czukay, Irmin Schmidt, Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Jacknife Lee, Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Johnny McDaid, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn

On April 14, 1997.

On April 14, 1997, “Poydor” label released “Mother Nature Calls”, the second Cast studio album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by John Leckie.

Personnel:

  • John Power – vocals, guitar
  • Peter Wilkinson – backing vocals, bass
  • Liam “Skin” Tyson – guitar
  • Keith O’Neill – drums
  • Mark “Spike” Stent – mixing
  • Pete Lewis – mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by John Power.

  1. Free Me
  2. On the Run
  3. Live the Dream
  4. Soul Tied
  5. She Sun Shines
  6. I’m So Lonely
  7. The Mad Hatter
  8. Untitled
  9. Guiding Star
  10. Never Gonna Tell You What to Do (Revolution)
  11. Dance of the Stars

“Dance of the Stars” ends at 6:25. After 13 minutes of silence begins the hidden track “Soul Tied (Piano Loop)”.

In December 1976.

In December 1976, “Polydor” label released “Bodyheat”, the 44th James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “810 Seventh Avenue” in New Yorjk City, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown, vocals, arranger
  • Virginia Team – cover art, design

Track listing:

  1. Bodyheat – Deanna Brown, Deidra Brown, Yamma Brown
  2. Woman – James Brown
  3. Kiss in 99’ – “Sweet” Charles Sgerrell
  4. I’m Satisfied – Deanna Brown, Deidra Brown, Yamma Brown
  5. What the World Needs Now Is Love – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  6. Wake Up and Give Yourself a Chance – Deanna Brown, Deidra Brown, Yamma Brown
  7. Don’t Tell It – Deanna Brown, Deidra Brown, Yamma Brown

On December 6, 2019.

On December 6, 2019, “Polydor” label released “Who”, the twelfth The Who studio album. It was recorded February – August 2019, at “British Grove” and “Metropolis Studios” in London, and was produced by Pete Townshend, Dave Sardy, Bob Pridden and Dave Eringa.

Personnel:

  • Roger Daltrey – lead vocals
  • Pete Townshend – lead and backing vocals, guitars, harmonicas, percussion, synthesizer tracks, violin, cello, hurdy-gurdy, effects, orchestration
  • Andrew Synowiec – acoustic guitar
  • Gordon Giltrap – acoustic guitar
  • Pino Palladino – bass
  • Gus Seyffert – bass
  • Zak Starkey – drums
  • Carla Azar – drums
  • Matt Chamberlain – drums
  • Joey Waronker – drums
  • Simon Townshend – percussion
  • Fergus Gerrand – percussion
  • Dave Sardy – percussion, mellotron, synthesizer programming
  • Benmont Tench – organ, mellotron
  • Josh Tyrrell – handclaps
  • Rowan McIntosh – handclaps
  • Martin Batchelar – programming, orchestration, orchestra arrangement, orchestra conducting
  • Rachel Fuller – orchestration
  • Peter Rotter – orchestra fixer
  • Bruce Dukov – orchestra leader
  • Peter Blake – art direction, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Pete Townshend, except where noted.

  1. All This Music Must Fade
  2. Ball and Chain
  3. I Don’t Wanna Get Wise
  4. Detour
  5. Beads on One String – Pete Townshend, Josh Hunsaker
  6. Hero Ground Zero
  7. Street Song
  8. I’ll Be Back
  9. Break the News – Simon Townshend
  10. Rockin’ in rage
  11. She Rocked My World

In November 1968.

In November 1970, “Polydor” label released “2 Years On”, the eighth Bee Gees studio album. It was recorded June – October 1970, at “BBC Studios” in London, and was produced by Robert Stigwood,

Personnel:

  • Barry Gibb – lead, harmony and backing vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Robin Gibb – lead, harmony and backing vocals
  • Maurice Gibb – lead, harmony and backing vocals, bass guitar; lead and rhythm guitars; piano
  • Geoff Bridgford – drums
  • Bill Shepherd – orchestral arrangement
  • Gerry Shury – orchestral arrangement
  • John Stewart – engineer

Track listing:

  1. 2 Years On – Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
  2. Portrait of Louise – Barry Gibb
  3. Man For All Seasons – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
  4. Sincere Relation – Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
  5. Back Home – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
  6. The 1st Mistake I Made – Barry Gibb
  7. Lonely Days – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
  8. Alone Again – Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
  9. Tell Me Why – Barry Gibb
  10. Lay It On Me – Maurice Gibb
  11. Every Second, Every Minute – Barry Gibb
  12. I’m Weeping – Robin Gibb

On October 26, 1991.

On October 26, 1991, “Polydor” label released “Internal Exile (A Collection of a Boy’s Own Stories)”, the second Fish album. It was recorded in 1991, and was produced by Chris Kimsey.

Personnel:

  • Derek W Dick (Fish) – lead vocals
  • Mickey Simmonds – keyboards
  • Robin Boult – guitars
  • Frank Usher – guitars
  • David Paton – bass guitar
  • Ethan Johns – drums, percussion
  • Ted McKenna – drums, percussion
  • Charlie McKerron – fiddle
  • Marc Duff – whistles
  • Donald Shaw – box accordion
  • David Paton, Mr Crimson, Robin Boult, Maryen Cairns – backing vocals

Track listing:

  • Shadowplay – Derek W Dick, Mickey Simmonds
  • Credo – Derek W Dick, Mickey Simmonds, Robin Boult, Frank Usher
  • Just Good Friends (Close) – Derek W Dick, Frank Usher, Robin Boult, Mickey Simmonds
  • Favorite Stranger – Derek W Dick, Frank Usher
  • Lucky – Derek W Dick, Robin Boult, Mickey Simmonds
  • Dear Friend – Derek W Dick, Robin Boult, Mickey Simmonds
  • Tongues – Derek W Dick, Mickey Simmonds, Frank Usher, Robin Boult
  • Internal Exile – Derek W Dick, Robin Boult, Mickey Simmonds

on October 11, 1993.

On October 11, 1993, “Polydor” label released “Bad Vibes”, the sixth Lloyd Cole studio album. It was recorded 1992 – 1993, in New York City, and was produced by Adam Peters.

Personnel:

  • Lloyd Cole – lead vocals, guitars, bass, banjo, piano, harmonica, synthesizer 
  • Ann Charlotte Vensgaarde – backing vocals
  • “Lightning” Bob Hoffnar – pedal steel guitar
  • John Carruthers – guitars
  • John Micco – bass, backing vocals
  • Matthew Sweet – vocal, guitar, bass
  • Neil Clark – guitar
  • Peter Mark – viola
  • Dana Vlcek – saxophone
  • Anton Fier – drums, percussion
  • Curtis Watts – drums
  • Dan McCarroll – drums
  • Fred Maher – drums
  • Dave O’Donnell, Fred Kevorkian, Jon Goldberger, Lloyd Puckitt, Michael White, Mike Krowiak – recording engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain – mixing
  • Michael Nash Associates – design
  • David Sims – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Lloyd Cole.

  1. Morning Is Broken
  2. So You’d Like to Save the World
  3. Holier Than Thou
  4. Love You So What
  5. Wild Mushrooms
  6. My Way to You
  7. Too Much of a Good Thing
  8. Fall Together
  9. Mister Wrong
  10. Seen the Future
  11. Can’t Get Arrested
  12. For the Pleasure of Your Company
  13. 4 M.B