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On April 23, 2002.

On April 23, 2002, “Island” label released “When I Was Cruel”, the 19th Elvis Costello album. It was recorded 2001-2002, and was produced by Elvis Costello, Ciaran Cahill, Leo Pearson and Kieran Lynch. “When I Was Cruel” was the first album to feature Costello’s new band, The Imposters.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Costello– vocals, guitars, horn arrangements, melodica,  cymbal,  bass, piano, harmonica
  • Steve Nieve– organ, pianet, piano, vibraphone, melodica, filters
  • Davey Faragher– bass, handclaps
  • Pete Thomas– drums, handclaps, percussion, shaker, tambourine
  • Steven Kennedy –backing vocals
  • Leo Pearson – electrictabla on 3, rhythm processor, tambourine, mixing
  • Bill Ware– vibraphone
  • Ku-umba Frank Lacy– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Curtis Fowlkes– trombone
  • Jay Rodriguez– tenor saxophone
  • Roy Nathanson– alto saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Elvis Costello.

  1. 45
  2. Spooky Girlfriend
  3. Tear Off Your Own Head (It’s a Doll Revolution)
  4. When I Was Cruel No. 2
  5. Soul for Hire
  6. 15 Petals
  7. Tart
  8. Dust 2…
  9. Dissolve
  10. Alibi
  11. …Dust
  12. Daddy Can I Turn This?
  13. My Little Blue Window
  14. Episode of Blonde
  15. Radio Silence

 

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In March 1982.

In March 1982, “Venice in Peril” label released “The Golden Age of Wireless” the debut Thomas Dolby album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Thomas Dolby and Tim Friese-Greene.

Personnel:

  • Thomas Dolby – vocals, drum programs, wave computer, backing vocals, synthesizer, piano, monk voice, kalimba
  • James Allen – backing vocals
  • Kevin Armstrong– guitar, backing vocals
  • Dave Birch – guitar, monk voice
  • Bosco – percussion
  • Les Chappel – backing vocals
  • Judy Evans – backing vocals
  • Lesley Fairbairn – backing vocals
  • Mark Heyward-Chaplin – bass guitar
  • Justin Hildreth – drums
  • Simon House– violin
  • Tim Kerr – violin
  • Mutt Lange– backing vocals
  • Simon Lloyd – leadline brass, flute
  • Lene Lovich– backing vocals
  • John Marsh – shipping forecast
  • Daniel Miller– synthesizer
  • Guido Orlando – Chilean translations, distress, grace
  • Andy Partridge– harmonica, percussion
  • Magnus Pyke– voiceover
  • Matthew Seligman– Moog bass
  • Miriam Stockley – backing vocals
  • Bruce Woolley– backing vocals, monk voice
  • Akiko Yano– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Thomas Dolby, except where noted.

  1. Flying North
  2. Commercial Breakup – Thomas Dolby, Tim Kerr
  3. Weightless
  4. Europa and the Pirate Twins
  5. Windpower
  6. The Wreck of The Fairchild
  7. Airwaves
  8. Radio Silence
  9. Cloudburst at Shingle Street