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In February 1981.

In February 1981, “RCA” label released “From the Tea-rooms of Mars …. to the Hell-holes of Uranus”, the second Landscape album. It was recorded 1979 – 1980, and was produced by Colin Thurston, Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms and John Walters.

Personnel:

  • Richard James Burgess- vocals, computer programming, electronic drums and percussion, synthesizers and drums. Roland MC8 microcomposer, System 100 modular synths, SDS-V electronic drums, Pearl drums, claptrap, Burgess amplified percussion
  • Christopher Heaton – keyboards and vocals. Yamaha CS80 polyphonic synthesizer, grand piano, Fender Rhodes pianowith ring modulator and effects, Casiotone 201 digital keyboard, Minimoog, Roland vocoders, Roland Chorus Echo
  • Andy Pask- bass guitar, bass synthesizers and vocals. Giffin fretted and fretless basses, Yamaha CS80, Roland ProMars synthesizer
  • Peter Thoms- electronic trombone, trombone and vocals. King 3B Trombone, Barcus Berry tranducer and graphic pre-amp, Roland pitch/voltage synthesizer and Chorus Echo, MXR Blue Box
  • John Walters- computer programming, wind synthesizers and Vocals. Computone wind synthesizer driver and Lyricon 1, Roland MC8, ProMars and System 100 synthesizers and vocoder, Selmer MKVI soprano saxophone
  • John Etchells, John Hudson, Brian Tench, Hugh Padgham, Andy Jackson, Peter Walsh, Rafe McKenna, Peter Smith, Steve Rance, Graeme Jackson, Rik Walton, Dave Hunt, David Baker, Colin Thurston – engineers

Track listing:

  1. European Man – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  2. Shake the West Awake – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  3. Computer Person – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  4. Alpine Tragedy / Sisters – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  5. Face of the 80’s – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  6. New Religion – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  7. Einstein A Go-Go – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  8. Norman Bates – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  9. The Doll’s House – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  10. From the Tea-rooms of Mars …. to the Hell-holes of Uran – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  • Beguine
  • Mambo
  • Tango
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In March 1982.

In March 1982, “Chrysalis” label released “Diamond” the second Spandau Ballet album. It was recorded 1981-1982, and was produced by Richard James Burgess.

Personnel:

  • Tony Hadley – lead vocals, synthesizer
  • Gary Kemp – guitar, keyboards, synthesizers, backing vocals
  • Martin Kemp – bass, backing vocals
  • Steve Norman – guitar, percussion, saxophone, backing vocals
  • John Keeble – drums, backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Kemp.

  1. Chant No. 1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On)
  2. Instinction
  3. Paint Me Down
  4. Coffee Club
  5. She Loved Like Diamond
  6. Pharaoh
  7. Innocence and Science
  8. Missionary

 

On March 6, 1981.

Spandau_Ballet_-_Journeys_To_Glory

On March 6, 1981, “Chrysalis” label released “Journeys to Glory”, the debut Spandau Ballet album. It was recorded 1980 -1981, at “Trident Studios”, and was produced by Richard James Burgess.

Personnel:

  • Tony Hadley- vocals, keyboards
  • Gary Kemp- guitar, keyboards
  • Steve Norman- guitar
  • Martin Kemp- bass guitar
  • John Keeble- drums
  • Graham Smith- design and photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Kemp.

  1. To Cut a Long Story Short
  2. Reformation
  3. Mandolin
  4. Musclebound
  5. Age of Blows
  6. The Freeze
  7. Confused
  8. Toys