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Wire: Mind Hive

On January 24, 2020, “Pinkflag” label released “Mind Hive”, the seventeenth Wire studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Rockfield Studios” in Rockfield, Wales, “Swim Studios” in London, and was produced by Colin Newman.


  • Colin Newman – lead vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, tenor guitar, keyboards, stylophone, mixing
  • Matthew Simms – guitar, synths, organ, effects, additional engineering
  • Graham Lewis – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, synthesizer, effects
  • Robert Grey – drums, cymbals
  • Sean Douglas – organ, engineer
  • Harald Pettersson – hurdy gurdy
  • Denis Blackham – mastering
  • Jon Wozencroft – art direction, photography

Track listing:

  1. Be Like Them
  2. Cactused
  3. Primed and Ready
  4. Off the Beach
  5. Unrepentant
  6. Shadows
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Hung
  9. Humming

Biffy Clyro: Balance, Not Symmetry

On May 17, 2019, “Warner Bros” label released “Balance, Not Symmetry”, is Biffy Clyro soundtrack album to the movie of the same name, co-written by the band’s frontman Simon Neil. It was recorded at 2018 – 2019, at “AIR Studios” in London, “Monnow Valley Studio” Rockfield, Monmouthshire, Wales, “ICP Studios” in Brussels, and was produced by Adam Noble, Simon Neil, James Johnston and Ben Johnston.


  • Simon Neil – lead vocals, guitar, mandolin, keyboards, percussion, marimba, strings, clapping
  • James Johnston – bass, clapping, backing vocals
  • Ben Johnston – drums, percussion, marimba, keyboards, clapping, backing vocals
  • Adam Noble – bass, keyboards, synthesizers, organ, programming, engineer, mixing
  • Jakwob – keyboards, programming
  • Fyfe Dangerfield – piano
  • Blair Mowat – programming, orchestral arrangements
  • James Hockley – programming
  • John Prestage – engineer
  • John Paul Reid – engineer
  • Ted Jensen – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Simon Neil, except where noted.

  1. Balance, Not Symphony
  2. All Singing and All Dancing – John Hill
  3. Different Kind of Love – John Feldmann
  4. Sunrise
  5. Pink
  6. Colour Wheel – Stuart Price
  7. Gates of Heaven – John Feldmann
  8. Fever Dream
  9. Navy Blue
  10. Tunnels and Trees
  11. Plead
  12. The Naturals
  13. Yellow
  14. Touch
  15. Jasabiab
  16. Following Master
  17. Adored

M83: Saturdays=Youth

On April 11, 2008, “Virgin” label released “Saturdays = Youth”, the fifth M83 studio album. It was recorded in 2007, at “Rockfield” in Monmouth, Wales, and was produced by Ken Thomas.


  • Anthony Gonzalez – vocals, keyboards, bass, guitars, piano, pre-production, mixing, art direction
  • Loïc Maurin – drums, percussion, guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Morgan Kibby – vocals, piano, keyboards
  • Ewan Pearson – additional keyboards
  • Ken Thomas – mixing
  • Ewan Pearson – co-production, pre-production
  • Richard Matthews – recording assistance
  • Tom Bailey – mixing assistance
  • Jolyon Thomas – guitar technician
  • Paul A. Taylor – art direction assistance
  • Louise Downer – artwork design
  • Anouck Bertin – sleeve photography

Track listing:

  1. You, Appearing – Anthony Gonzales
  2. Kim & Jessie – Anthony Gonzales, Yann Gonzales, Morgan Kibby
  3. Skin of the Night – Anthony Gonzales, Morgan Kibby
  4. Graveyard Girl – Anthony Gonzales, Yann Gonzales
  5. Couleurs – Anthony Gonzales
  6. Up – Anthony Gonzales, Morgan Kibby
  7. We Own the Sky – Anthony Gonzales, Yann Gonzales
  8. Highway of Endless Dreams – Anthony Gonzales, Yann Gonzales
  9. Too Late – Anthony Gonzales, Morgan Kibby
  10. Dark Moves of Love – Anthony Gonzales, Yann Gonzales
  11. Midnight Souls Still Remain – Anthony Gonzales

On March 9, 2018.

On March 9, 2018, “PIAS Recordings” label released “Violence”, the sixth Editors studio album. It was recorded 2016 – 2017, at “Glasshouse” in Oxford, “Livingston Studios” and “Lynchmob Studios” in London, “Monnow Valley Studios” in Rockfield, Monmouthshire, and was produced by Leo Abrahams, Benjamin John Power,


  • Tom Smith – vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Justin Lockey – guitar, engineer
  • Elliot Williams – guitar, keyboards
  • Russell Leetch – bass guitar
  • Ed Lay – drums
  • Emma Smith – violin
  • Rahi Rezvani – artwork, design, photography
  • Leo Abrahams – synthesizers, programming
  • Edith Philips – keyboards, assistant engineer
  • Max Heyes – engineer
  • Billy Halliday – assistant engineer
  • Tom Archer – assistant engineer
  • Ewan Vickery – assistant engineer
  • Matt Glasbey – assistant engineer
  • Cenzo Townshend – mixing
  • Alan Moulder – mixing
  • Caesar Edmunds – mixing assistant
  • Matt Colton – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Ed Lay, Elliott Williams, Justin Lockey, Russell Leetch and Tom Smith.

  1. Cold
  2. Hallelujah (So Low)
  3. Violence
  4. Darkness at the Door
  5. Nothingness
  6. Magazine
  7. No Sound but the Wind
  8. Counting Spooks
  9. Belong

On October 19, 1982.

On October 19, 1982, “Beggars Banquet” label released “The Sky’s Gone Out”, the third Bauhaus studio album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Rockfield” in Monmouth Beck, Wellingborough, “BBC Maida Vale” in London, and was produced by Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, David J, and Kevin Haskins.


  • Peter Murphy – vocals, additional guitar
  • Daniel Ash – vocal, guitars, cover painting
  • David J – vocal, bass guitar
  • Kevin Haskins – drums, congas

Track listing:

All tracks by Daniel Ash, David J, Kevin Haskins and Peter Murphy, except where noted.

  1. Third Uncle – Brian Eno
  2. Silent Hedges
  3. In the Night
  4. Swing the Heartache
  5. Spirit
  6. The Three Shadows, Part I
  7. The Three Shadows, Part II
  8. The Three Shadows, Part III
  9. All We Ever Wanted Was Everything
  10. Exquisite Corpse

On March 31, 2017.

On March 31, 2017, “Pinkflag” label released “Silver/Lead”, the sixteenth Wire studio album. It was recorded in 2016, at “Rockfield Studios” in Rockfield, Monmouthshire, Wales, “Swim Studio” in London, and was produced by Colin Newman.


  • Colin Newman– lead vocals,  keyboards, acoustic, 12-string and electric guitar, mandola, M-Tron baritone, mixing
  • Graham Lewis– lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, Casio SK-1, loops, samples, cover image
  • Robert Grey– drums
  • Matthew Simms – electric guitar, lap steel, mandola, modular synth, Korg MS-10, fx, autoharp
  • Tim Lewis– engineering
  • Jeroen Melchers – engineering
  • Denis Blackham– mastering
  • Jon Wozencroft– art direction

Track listing:

All lyrics by Graham Lewis, all music by Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, Robert Grey and Matthew Simms.

  1. Playing Harp for the Fishes
  2. Short Elevated Period
  3. Diamonds in Cups
  4. Forever & a Day
  5. An Alibi
  6. Sonic Lens
  7. This Time
  8. Brio
  9. Sleep on the Wing
  10. Silver / Lead

On September 24, 1990.

On September 24, 1990, “GWR” label released “Space Bandits”, the sixteenth   Hawkwind studio album. It was recorded April – June 1990, at “Rockfield Studios” in Rockfield, Monmouthshire, Wales, and was produced by Paul Cobbold.


  • Bridget Wishart– vocals
  • Dave Brock– vocals, electric guitar, keyboards
  • Harvey Bainbridge– vocals, keyboards
  • Simon House– violin
  • Alan Davey– vocals, bass guitar
  • Richard Chadwick– drums
  • Joe Petagno – design

Track listing:

  1. Images – Bridget Wishart, Dave Brock, Alan Davey
  2. Black Elk Speaks – Black Elk, Dave Brock
  3. Wings – Alan Davey
  4. Out of the Shadows – Doug Buckley, Dave Brock, Alan Davey
  5. Realms – Alan Davey
  6. Ship of Dreams – Dave Brock
  7. V. Suicide – Harvey Bainbridge

On August 20, 1990.

On August 20, 1990, “I.R.S.” label released “Tyr”, the fifteenth Black Sabbath studio album. It was recorded February – June 1990, at “Rockfield Studios” in Rockfield, Monmouthshire, Wales and “Woodcray Studios” in Berkshire, UK, and was produced by Tony Iommi, Cozy Powel, Tony Martin, Neil Murray and Geoff Nichols.


  • Tony Iommi– lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars
  • Cozy Powell– drums, percussion
  • Tony Martin– lead and backing vocals
  • Neil Murray– bass
  • Geoff Nicholls– keyboards
  • Sean Lynch – engineering
  • Leif Mases – mixing
  • Tony Cousins – mastering

Track listing:

All lyrics by Tony Martin; all music by Tony Iommi, Cozy Powel, Tony Martin, Neil Murray and Geoff Nichols.


  1. Anno Mundi
  2. The Law Maker
  3. Jerusalem
  4. The Sabbath Stones
  5. The Battle of Tyr
  6. Odin’s Court
  7. Valhalla
  8. Feels Good to Me
  9. Heaven in Black

On July 23, 2001.

On July 23, 2001, “Epic” label released “Rings Around the World”, the fifth Super Furry Animals studio album. It was recorded April – September 2000, at “Monnow Valley Studios” in Rockfield, Monmouthshire, and “Bearsville Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Chris Shaw, Gruff Rhys, Huw Bunford, Guto Pryce, Cian Ciaran and Dafydd Leuan. “Mojo” magazine voted “Rings Around the World” album of year 2001.


  • Gruff Rhys– lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Huw Bunford– lead guitar, pedal steel guitar, backing vocals
  • Cian Ciaran– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Guto Pryce– bass guitar
  • Dafydd Leuan – drums, backing vocals
  • Kris Jenkins – percussion
  • John Cale– piano
  • Osian Gwynedd – piano
  • Matt Sibley – saxophone
  • Gary Alesbrook – trumpet
  • Tony Robinson – trumpet, flugel horn, trombone
  • John Telfer – flute
  • Howard Gott, Harriet Harris, Sally Herbert, Steven Hussey, Jackie Norrie – violin
  • Sonia Slany, Lucy Theo, Brian Wright – violin
  • Nick Barr, Sophia Sirota, Clare Smith – viola
  • Nick Cooper, Sophie Harris – cello
  • Beti Rhys – harp
  • Anna Smith – backing vocals
  • Paul McCartney– carrot and celery

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Shaw, Gruff Rhys, Huw Bunford, Guto Pryce, Cian Ciaran and Dafydd Leuan, except where noted.

    1. Alternate Route to Vulcan Street
    2. Sidewalk Serfer Girl
    3. (Drawing) Rings Around the World
    4. It’s Not the End of the World?
    5. Receptacle for the Respectable
    6. (A) Touch Sensitive – contains a sample of “Ann” by Dave Alexander
    7. Shoot Doris Day
    8. Miniature
    9. No Sympathy
    10. Juxtapozed with U
    11. Presidential Suite
    12. Run! Christian, Run!
    13. Fragile Happiness

On February 6, 1984.

Simple_minds-Sparkle in the Rain

On February 6, 1984, “Virgin” label released “Sparkle in the Rain”, the sixth Simple Minds studio album. It was recorded September – October 1983, at “Monnow Valley Studio” in Rockfield, and “The Town House” in London, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in the UK by the “BPI.


  • Jim Kerr– vocals
  • Charlie Burchill– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Derek Forbes– bass, vocals
  • Mel Gaynor– drums, vocals
  • Mick MacNeil– keyboards, vocals
  • Kirsty MacColl– voice

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, Derek Forbes, Mel Gaynor and Mick MacNeil, except where noted..

  1. Up on the Catwalk
  2. Book of Brilliant Things
  3. Speed Your Love to Me
  4. Waterfront
  5. East at Easter
  6. Street Hassle
  7. White Hot Day
  8. ‘C’ Moon Cry Like a Baby
  9. The Kick Inside of Me
  10. Shake Off the Ghosts