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On June 21, 2019.

On June 21, 2019, “Prolifica Inc.” and “PIAS Recordings” labels released “False Alarm”, the fourth Two Door Cinema Club studio album. It was recorded in “The Garage” in Topanga, California, “RAK” in London, and was produced by Jacknife Lee.

Personnel:

  • Alex Trimble – vocals, guitars, keyboards, percussion
  • Sam Halliday – guitar
  • Kevin Baird – bass guitar, keyboards
  • Ben Thompson – drums
  • Jacknife Lee – keyboards, guitar, percussion, programming, mixing
  • Mokoomba
  • Open Mike Eagle
  • Matt Bishop – engineer
  • Dan Grech-Marguerat – mixing
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Will Parton – recording assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by Alex Trimble, Sam Halliday, Kevin Baird and Garrett “Jacknife” Lee.

  1. Once
  2. Talk
  3. Satisfaction Guaranteed
  4. So Many People
  5. Think
  6. Nice to See You
  7. Break
  8. Dirty Air
  9. Satellite
  10. Already Gone

On March 9, 1999.

On March 9, 1999, “Heavenly Records” label released “Central Reservation”, the second Beth Orton studio album. It was recorded in 1998, at “The Church”, “September Sound”, “RAK”, “Olympic”, “Little Joey’s” and “The Garden Shed”, and was produced by Victor Van Vugt, Ben Watt, Mark Stent, Beth Orton, Dr. Robert and David Roback. The album won Beth Orton the “Best British Female Artist” at the 2000 “BRIT Music Awards”.

Personnel:

  • Beth Orton – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Ted Barnes — acoustic, slide and electric guitar, bouzouki
  • Dr. Robert — guitar
  • Ben Harper — electric guitar
  • Ben Watt — guitar, keyboards, noise, programming, engineer, mixing
  • Dr. John — piano
  • Sean Read — piano, keyboards
  • Henry Olsen — bass
  • Ali Friend — bass
  • Andy Waterworth — double bass
  • Will Blanchard — drums
  • Lascelles Gordon — percussion
  • David Friedman — vibraphone
  • Calina de la Mare — violin
  • Beki Doe — violin
  • Howard Gott — violin
  • Ruth Gottlieb — violin
  • Lucy Wilkins — violin
  • Becca Ware — viola
  • Sara Wilson — cello
  • Oliver Kraus — cello
  • Terry Callier — background vocals
  • Giles Hall — engineer
  • Dick Meaney — engineer
  • Trevor Smith — engineer
  • Victor Van Vugt — engineer
  • John Wood — engineer
  • Peter Hill — engineer assistant
  • Andy Bradfield — mixing
  • Dr. Robert — mixing
  • Beki Doe — mixing
  • Oliver Kraus — mixing
  • David Roback — mixing
  • Paul Walton — mixing assistant
  • Tim Young — mastering
  • Sam Harris — photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Beth Orton except where noted. 

  1. Stole Car
  2. Sweetest Decline
  3. Couldn’t Cause Me Harm
  4. So Much More
  5. Pass in Time
  6. Central Reservation
  7. Stars All Seem To Weep
  8. Love Like Laughter – Beth Orton, Ted Barnes
  9. Blood Red River
  10. Devil Song
  11. Feel To Believe
  12. Central Reservation (The Then Again Version)

On February 19, 2021.

On February 19, 2021, “Lucky Dog” and “City Slang” labels released “Distractions”, the 13th Tindersticks album. It was recorded in 2020, at “Le Chien Chanceux” and “RAK”, and was produced by Stuart Staples.

Personnel:

  • Stuart Staples – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitars, drums, loops, programming, field recording, mixing
  • Dan McKinna – Wurlitzer piano, electric piano, bass guitar, string arrangements
  • David Boulter – keyboards
  • Neil Fraser – E-Bow, electric guitars
  • Earl Harvin – keyboards, snare drum, percussion
  • David Coulter – musical saw
  • David Kitt – additional guitar
  • Calina De La Mare, Lucy Wilkins, Rob Spriggs, Sarah Wilson – strings
  • Gina Foster – vocal
  • Côme Jalibert – storm recording, mixing
  • George Murphy – recording
  • Jason Mitchell – mastering
  • Sidonie Osborne Staples – front cover image
  • Ian Youngs – layout

Track listing:

  1. Man Alone (Can’t Stop Fadin’) – Stuart Staple
  2. I Imagine You – Stuart Staples, Dan McKinna
  3. A Man Needs a Maid – Neil Young
  4. Lady With the Braid – Dory Previn
  5. You’ll Have to Scream Louder – Daniel Treacy
  6. Tue-Moi – Dan McKinna, Stuart Staoles
  7. The Bough Bends – Stuart Staple

On February 9, 2018.

On February 9, 2018, “Domino Recording Company” label released “Always Ascending”, the fifth Franz Ferdinand studio album. It was recorded in 2017 at “Motorbass” in Paris, “RAK” in London, and was produced by Philippe Zdar.

Personnel:

  • Alex Kapranos – lead vocals, lead guitar, keyboards, design
  • Dino Bardot – rhythm guitar, backing vocals, design
  • Julian Corrie – keyboards, lead guitar, backing vocals, design
  • Bob Hardy – bass guitar, design
  • Paul Thomson – drums, percussion, backing vocals, design
  • Terry Edwards – saxophone
  • Mike Horner – additional production
  • Pierre Juarez – additional production
  • Sam Potter – extra contribution 
  • Antoine Poyeton – engineer assistant
  • Will Purton – engineer assistant
  • Philippe Zdar – mixing
  • Mike Marsh – mastering
  • Melissa Appleton – Infinity Mirror construction
  • Edwin Burdis – coordination
  • Matthew Cooper – design
  • Alexis Anne Mackenzie – cover art, band collages
  • Sylvan Deleu – photography
  • David Edwards – band collage photos

Track listing:

All tracks by Julian Corrie, Bob Hardy, Alex Kapranos, Dino Bardot and Paul Thomson.

  1. Always Ascending
  2. Lazy Boy
  3. Paper Cages
  4. Finally
  5. The Academy Award
  6. Lois Lane
  7. Huck and Jim
  8. Glimpse of Love
  9. Feel the Love Go
  10. Slow Don’t Kill Me Slow

In November 1975.

In November 1975, “RAK” label released the second, self-titled Hot Chocolate studio album. It was recorded in 1975, in Oise, France, by the “RAK Records Mobile”, “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Mickie Most.

Personnel:

  • Errol Brown– lead vocals
  • Harvey Hinsley – lead and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Larry Ferguson – keyboards
  • Tony Wilson – vocals, bass
  • Tony Connor – drums, electric piano, backing vocals
  • Patrick Olive – bass, percussion, backing vocals
  • The CCS Horns– trumpets, trombone, alto, baritone and tenor saxophones
  • John Cameron, Phil Dennys – arrangements
  • Linard & Co. – album art

Track listing:

All tracks by Errol Brown; except where noted.

  1. Hello America
  2. The Street
  3. Call the Police – Tony Wilson
  4. Dollar Sign
  5. You Sexy Thing – Errol Brown, Tony Wilson
  6. A Child’s Prayer
  7. A Warm Smile – Harvey Hinsley, Patrick Olive, Tony Connor
  8. Amazing Skin Song
  9. Love’s Coming on Strong – Tony Wilson
  10. Lay Me Down – Tony Wilson

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Rak” label released the debut, self-titled Suzi Quatro solo studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Audio International Studio” in London, and was produced by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn.

Personnel:

  • Suzi Quatro – lead vocals, bass,
  • Len Tuckey- guitar, slide guitar, backing vocals
  • Alastair McKenzie – electric piano, grand piano, mellotron, backing vocals
  • Dave Neal – drums, backing vocals
  • Pete Coleman – engineer
  • Chris Blair – mastering
  • Gered Mankowitz – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Suzi Quatro and Len Tuckey; except where noted.

  1. 48 Crash – Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn
  2. Glycerine Queen
  3. Shine My Machine
  4. Official Suburbian Superman
  5. I Wanna Be Your Man – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  6. Primitive Love – Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn
  7. All Shook Up – Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley
  8. Sticks & Stones
  9. Skin Tight Skin
  10. Get Back Mama – Suzi Quatro
  11. Shakin’ All Over – Johnny Kidd
  12. Can the Can – Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn

In August 1977.

In August 1977, “Arista” label released the self-titled, fourteenth Donovan studio album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Mickey Most. In October 1977, “RAK” label released the album in UK with a different track order.

Personnel:

  • Donovan – vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Isaac Guillory – guitar
  • Ronnie Leahy– keyboards
  • Nick South – bass
  • Colin Allen– drums
  • John Cameron– horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Patrick Halling – violin
  • Chris Norman, Silson,Terry Uttley – backing vocals
  • Tim Summerhayes, Wolfgang Thierbach, Doug Hopkins – engineer
  • Charlie Watts, Chris Blair – mastering
  • Gered Mankowitz– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch.

  1. Local Boy Chops Wood
  2. Astral Angel
  3. The Light
  4. Dare to Be Different
  5. Brave New World
  6. Lady of the Stars
  7. International Man
  8. Sing My Song
  9. Maya’s Dance
  10. Kalifornia Kiddies

In July 1981.

In July 1981, “Polydor” label released the debut, self titled Level 42 album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Vineyard”, “Chipping Norton” and “RAK” studios, and was produced by Mike Vernon.

Personnel:

  • Mark King– bass, percussion, vocals
  • Mike Lindup– Minimoog, acoustic and electric pianos, percussion, vocals (lead vocals, chorus lead and bridge lead vocals
  • Boon Gould– guitars
  • Phil Gould– drums, glockenspiel, timbales, backing vocals, percussion
  • Wally Badarou– Prophet 5, Korg Polyphonic, Minimoog, vocalizing
  • Leroy Williams– congas, bongos, percussion
  • Gary Barnacle– electric saxophone solo
  • Dave Chambers – tenor saxophone solo

Track listing:

  1. Turn It On – Wally Badarou, Boon Gould, Mark King
  2. 43 – Mark King
  3. Why Are You Leaving? – Boon Gould, Mike Lindup
  4. Almost There – Phil Gould, Boon Gould, Mark King
  5. Heathrow – Wally Badarou
  6. Love Games – Boon Gould, Mark King
  7. Dune Tune – Mark King
  8. Starchild – Wally Badarou, Boon Gould, Mark King

On November 3, 1978.

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On November 3, 1978, “Polydor” label released “All Mod Cons”, the third Jam album. It was recorded July – August 1978, at “RAK” and “Eden Studios” in London, and was produced by Vic Coppersmith-Heaven and Chris Parry. In 2000,  “Q”  magazine  ranked “All Mod Cons” at number 50 in its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever”, in 2013, “NME” magazine ranked it at number 219 in its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Paul Weller – guitar, piano, harmonica, vocals
  • Bruce Foxton – bass, vocals
  • Rick Buckler – drums, percussion
  • Gregg Jackman, Roger Bechirian, Vic Coppersmith-Heaven – soundboard engineer
  • Peter Schierwade, Phil Thornalley- assistant engineer
  • Peter “Kodick” Gravelle – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Weller, except where noted.

  1. All Mod Cons
  2. To Be Someone (Didn’t We Have a Nice Time)
  3. Clean
  4. David Watts – Ray Davies
  5. English Rose
  6. In the Crowd
  7. Billy Hunt
  8. It’s Too Bad
  9. Fly
  10. The Place I Love
  11. ‘A’ Bomb in Wardour Street
  12. Down in the Tube Station at Midnight

On April 14, 1997.

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On April 14, 1997, “Mute” label released “Ultra”, the ninth Depeche Mode studio album. It was recorded January 1996 – February 1997; at “Abbey Road” in Eastcote, Westside, Strongroom, “RAK” in London, “Electric Lady” in New York City, “Larrabee West”  in Los Angeles, and was produced by Tim Simenon.

Personnel:

  • David Gahan – vocals
  • Martin Gore – vocals, guitar, sampler, piano
  • Dave Clayton – string arrangements, keyboards, keyboard programming
  • Daniel Miller – synthesizer
  • BJ Cole– pedal steel guitar
  • Doug Wimbish– bass
  • Gota Yashiki– drums
  • Keith LeBlanc– drums
  • Jaki Liebezeit– percussion
  • Danny Cummings– percussion
  • Richard Niles– string conductor, string score
  • Graeme Perkins – string coordinator
  • Lee Fitzgerald – assistant engineering
  • Gary Forde – assistant engineering
  • Greg – assistant engineering
  • Paul Hicks– assistant engineering
  • Kerry Hopwood – programming
  • Victor Indrizzo– percussion
  • Mike Marsh – mastering
  • Guy Massey – assistant engineering
  • Daniel Miller– System 700
  • Jim – assistant engineering
  • Gareth Jones– additional vocal engineering, mixing
  • Robbie Kazandjian – assistant engineering
  • Jamie Campbell – assistant engineering
  • Audie Chamberlain – assistant engineering
  • Lee Phillips – assistant engineering
  • Q – engineering, mixing
  • Tom Rixton – assistant engineering
  • Tim Simenon– mixing
  • Anton Corbijn– art direction, front cover, photography
  • Area – sleeve design
  • Brian Dowling – colour prints

Tracks listing:

All tracks by Martin Gore.

  1. Barrel of a Gun
  2. The Love Thieves
  3. Home
  4. It’s No Good
  5. Uselink
  6. Useless
  7. Sister of Night
  8. Jazz Thieves
  9. Freestate
  10. The Bottom Line
  11. Insight
  12. Junior Painkiller (hidden track)