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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

On August 15, 1988.

On August 15, 1988, “Polydor” label released “The Eight Legged Groove Machine”, the debut Wonder Stuff album. It was recorded in 1988, and was produced by Pat Collier.

Personnel:

  • Miles Hunt – vocals, guitars
  • Malc Treece – vocals, guitars
  • Rob “The Bass Thing” Jones – bass
  • Martin Gilks – drums
  • Jessica Corcoran – engineer
  • Martyn Strickland – photography

Track listing:

All tracks composed by Miles Hunt, Malc Treece, Rob Jones and Martin Gilks.

  1. Red Berry Joy Town
  2. No, for the 13th Time
  3. It’s Yer Money I’m After, Baby
  4. Rue the Day
  5. Give, Give, Give Me More, More, More
  6. Like a Merry Go Round
  7. The Animals and Me
  8. A Wish Away
  9. Grin
  10. Mother and I
  11. Some Sad Someone
  12. Ruby Horse
  13. Unbearable
  14. Poison

In July 1978.

In July 1978, “Polydor” label released “Get Up Offa That Thing”, the 43rd James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocals, arrangements
  • Patricia Dryden – cover illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Deanna Brown, Deirdre Brown and Yamma Brown, except where noted.

  • Get Up Offa That Thing / Release the Pressure
  • You Took My Heart – Deanna Brown, Deirdre Brown, St. Clair Pinckney, Yamma Brown
  • I Refuse to Lose
  • Can’t Take it with You
  • Home Again
  • This Feeling

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