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On August 26, 2002.

On August 26, 2002, “Sanctuary” label released the self-titled, debut Scars album (not to be confused with the Edinburgh post-punk group called Scars). It was recorded in 2002, at “Sarm West Studios” and “Music Bank’s Waterloo Sunset Studios” in London, “Sarm Hook End” in Reading, Berkshire, “Parkgate Studios” in Battle, East Sussex, and was produced by Chris Tsangarides and Gary Moore.


  • Gary Moore– vocals, guitars, mixing
  • Cass Lewis– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Darrin Mooney– drums
  • Chris Tsangarides– engineer, mixing
  • Tim Hole, Dan Turner, Drew Roberts, Matt Crawford – assistant engineers
  • Ian Cooper – mastering

 Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Moore, except where noted.

  1. When the Sun Goes Down – Gary Moore, Cass Lewis, Darrin Mooney
  2. Rectify – Gary Moore, Cass Lewis, Darrin Mooney
  3. Wasn’t Born in Chicago
  4. Stand Up – Gary Moore, Cass Lewis, Darrin Mooney
  5. Just Can’t Let You Go
  6. My Baby (She’s So Good to Me)
  7. World of Confusion
  8. Ball and Chain – Gary Moore, Cass Lewis, Darrin Mooney
  9. World Keep Turnin’ Round
  10. Who Knows (What Tomorrow May Bring)



On May 14, 2001.

On May 14, 2001, “Mute” label released “Exciter”, the tenth Depeche Mode studio album. It was recorded June 2000 – February 2001, at “RAK Studios”, “Sarm West Studios” in London; “Sound Design” in Santa Barbara; “Electric Lady Studios”, “Sony Music Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Mark Bell and LFO.


  • Dave Gahan – lead vocals
  • Martin Gore- keyboards, guitar
  • Andy Fletcher- keyboards, sampler, synthesizer, bass
  • Airto Moreira– percussion
  • Knox Chandler– solo cello, string arrangement
  • Natalie Cenovia Cummins, Ralph H. Farris, Leo Grinhauz, Joyce Hammann, Todd C. Reynolds– strings
  • Christian Eigner– drums
  • Steve Fitzmaurice– mixing
  • Paul Freegard – additional production, pre-production
  • Andrew Griffiths, Jonathan Adler, Boris Aldridge, Lisa Butterworth, James Chang,  Andrew Davies, Alissa Myhowich – assistant engineering
  • Gareth Jones– additional production, engineering, pre-production
  • Mike Marsh – mastering
  • Nick Sevilla – assistant engineering
  • Form – design
  • Anton Corbijn– art direction, cover art, photography

Track listing:

 All tracks by Martin Gore.

  1. Dream On
  2. Shine
  3. The Sweetest Condition
  4. When the Body Speaks
  5. The Dead of Night
  6. Lovetheme
  7. Freelove
  8. Comatose
  9. I Feel Loved
  10. Breathe
  11. Easy Tiger
  12. I Am You
  13. Goodnight Lovers

On June 18, 1984.

Goodbye Cruel World

On June 18, 1984, “F-Beat Records” label released “Goodbye Cruel World”, the ninth Elvis Costello album overall and the eighth with The Attractions. It was recorded in February 1984, at “Sarm West Studios” in London, and was produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley.


  • Elvis Costello– vocals, guitars
  • Steve Nieve– keyboards
  • Bruce Thomas– bass guitar
  • Pete Thomas– drums
  • Gary Barnacle– saxophones
  • Jim Paterson –trombone
  • Luis Jardim– percussion
  • Daryl Hall– vocals
  • Green Gartside– vocal

Track listing:

All tracks by Elvis Costello, except where noted.

  1. The Only Flame in Town
  2. Home Truth
  3. Room with No Number
  4. Inch By Inch
  5. Worthless Thing
  6. Love Field
  7. I Wanna Be Loved – Farnell Jenkins
  8. The Comedians
  9. Joe Porterhouse
  10. Sour Milk-Cow Blues
  11. The Great Unknown – Elvis Costello,Clive Langer
  12. The Deportees Club
  13. Peace in Our Time

On June 3, 1985.


On June 3, 1985, “E.G” label released “Boys and Girls”, the sixth Bryan Ferry studio solo album. It was recorded 1983 – 1985, at “AIR Studios”, “Sarm West Studios” in London, “Compass Point Studios” in New Providence, The Bahamas, “Effanel Mobile”, “RPM Studios”, “The Power Station” in New York, “The White House”in New South Wales,Australia, and was produced by Bryan Ferry and Rhett Davies. “Boys and Girls” was certified Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.


  • Bryan Ferry– lead vocals, keyboards
  • Guy Fletcher– keyboards
  • David Gilmour– lead guitar
  • Omar Hakim– drums
  • Neil Hubbard– lead guitar
  • Neil Jason– bass guitar
  • Chester Kamen– lead guitar
  • Mark Knopfler– lead guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Jimmy Maelen– percussion
  • Martin McCarrick– cello
  • Marcus Miller– bass guitar
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Nile Rodgers– lead guitar
  • David Sanborn– saxophone
  • Keith Scott– lead guitar
  • Alan Spenner– bass guitar
  • Anne Stephenson – strings
  • Jon Carin– keyboards
  • Virginia Hewes – backing vocals
  • Ednah Holt – backing vocals
  • Fonzi Thornton– backing vocals
  • Ruby Turner– backing vocals
  • Alfa Anderson – backing vocals
  • Michelle Cobbs – backing vocals
  • Yanick Etienne– backing vocals
  • Colleen Fitz-Charles – backing vocals
  • Lisa Fitz-Charles – backing vocals
  • Simone Fitz-Charles – backing vocals
  • Rhett Davies– recording engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain– recording engineer, mixing engineer
  • Neil Dorfsman– recording engineer
  • Femi Jiya – recording engineer
  • Dominick Maita – recording engineer
  • Brian McGee – recording engineer
  • Andy Lydon – recording engineer
  • Benjamin Armbrister – assistant engineer
  • Carb – assistant engineer
  • Steve Churchyard – assistant engineer
  • Randy Ezratty – assistant engineer
  • Dave Greenberg – assistant engineer
  • Kevin Killen – assistant engineer
  • Heff Moraes – assistant engineer
  • Peter Revill – assistant engineer
  • Kendal Stubbs – assistant engineer
  • Robert Ludwig– mastering engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Bryan Ferry.

  1. Sensation
  2. Slave to Love
  3. Don’t Stop the Dance – Bryan Ferry, Rhett Davies
  4. A waste Land
  5. Windsept
  6. The Chosen One
  7. Valentine
  8. Stone Woman
  9. Boys and Girls

On May 22, 2006.

Pet Shop Boys - Fundamental

On May 22, 2006, “Parlaphone” label released “Fundamental”, the ninth Pet Shop Boys studio album. It was recorded in 2005, at “Sarm West Studios” in London, and was produced by Pet Shop Boys and Trevor Horn.


  • Neil Tennant
  • Chris Lowe
  • Pete Gleadall – original programming
  • Nick Ingman – orchestral arrangement and conduction
  • Alanna Tavernier and Laura Edwards – backing vocals
  • Pete Murray – additional keyboards
  • Jamie Muhoberac– additional keyboards, bass
  • Patrick Lannigan – bass
  • Earl Harwin – vibraphone, acoustic drums, electronic drums, marimba, bass
  • Skaila Kanga – harp
  • Anne Dudley– orchestral and brass arrangement and conducting
  • Helene Parker, Sarah Eyden, Emma Brain Gabbot and Julia Doyle – backing vocals
  • Tessa Niles– backing vocals
  • Jenny O’Grady – choir master
  • Fred Appelgate – narration
  • Oliver Pouliot – additional voice
  • Dave Clayton – additional keyboards and programming, keyboards and programming
  • Luca Baldini – additional keyboards, additional programming
  • Phil Palmer– guitar
  • Steve Lipson– guitar
  • Lol Creme– guitar
  • Trevor Horn– guitar, bass guita, additional keyboards, additional vocals, additional programming
  • Virgil Howe– acoustic drums, percussion
  • Cliff Hewitt – electronic drums, acoustic drums, percussion
  • Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • Lucinda Barry – harp
  • A McGoran – additional guitar
  • Steve Sidwell – orchestral arrangement and conducting
  • Gavyn Wright– orchestra leader
  • Tim Pierce – acoustic, electric guitars
  • Luis Jardim– percussion
  • Simon Chamberlain – additional keyboards
  • Robert Orton – shaker
  • Lucinda Barry and Debi Doss – backing vocals
  • Andy Caine and Bruce Woolley– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, except where noted.

  1. Psychological
  2. The Sodom and Gomorrah Show
  3. I Made My Excuses and Left
  4. Minimal
  5. Numb – Diane Warren
  6. God Willing
  7. Luna Park
  8. I’m with Stupid
  9. Casanova in Hell
  10. Twentieth Century
  11. Indefinite Leave to Remain
  12. Integral

On April 30, 1991.


On April 30, 1991, “Arista” label released “Union”, the thirteenth Yes studio album. It was recorded at “Studio Miraval” in Correns, France; “Studio Guillaume Tell” in Paris; “SARM West Studios” in London; “Record Plant Studios”, “The Jacaranda Room”and “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles; “Vision Sound Studios” in New York City; and “Langley Studios” in  Devon, UK, and was produced by Jonathan Elias, Steve Howe, Trevor Rabin, Mark Mancina and Eddie Offord.


  • Jon Anderson– lead vocals
  • Steve Howe– guitar, backing vocals
  • Trevor Rabin– guitar, backing vocals
  • Chris Squire– bass, backing vocals
  • Tony Kaye– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Rick Wakeman– keyboards
  • Bill Bruford– drums
  • Alan White– drums, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Elias– synthesizer, keyboards, vocals
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar, Chapman Stick
  • Jimmy Haun– guitar
  • Billy Sherwood– bass, guitars, keyboards, vocals
  • Allan Schwartzberg– percussion
  • Gary Barlough – synthesizer
  • Jerry Bennett – synthesizer, percussion
  • Jim Crichton – synthesizer, keyboards
  • Pauline Cheng – Cambodian poetry
  • Gary Falcone – vocals
  • Ian Lloyd– vocals
  • Tommy Funderburk– vocals
  • Sherman Foote – synthesizer
  • Brian Foraker – synthesizer
  • Chris Fosdick – synthesizer
  • Rory Kaplan – synthesizer
  • Alex Lasarenko – synthesizer, keyboards
  • Steve Porcaro– synthesizer
  • Michael Sherwood– vocals
  • Danny Vaughn– vocals
  • Deborah Anderson– vocals
  • Roger Dean– design and paintings
  • Jon Anderson – associate production

Track listing:

  1. I Would Have Waited Forever – Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Jonathan Elias
  2. Shock to the System – Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Jonathan Elias
  3. Masquerade – Steve Howe
  4. Lift me Up – Trevor Rabin, Chris Squire
  5. Without Hope You Cannot Start the Day – Jon Anderson, Jonathan Elias
  6. Saving My Heart – Trevor Rabin
  7. Miracle of Life – Trevor Rabin, Mark Mancina
  8. Silent Talking – Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, Bill Bruford, Jonathan Elias
  9. The More We Live- Let Go – Chris Squire, Billy Sherwood
  10. Angkor War – Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Jonathan Elias
  11. Dangerous – Jon Anderson, Jonathan Elias
  12. Holding On – Jon Anderson, Jonathan Elias, Steve Howe
  13. Evensong – Tony Levin, Bill Bruford
  14. Take the Water to the Mountain – Jon Anderson

On March 13, 2006.

Placebo meds

On March 13, 2006, “Virgin” label released “Meds”, the fifth Placebo studio album. It was recorded in December 2005 and January 2006, at “RAK Studios”, “Livingston Studios” and “Sarm West Studios” in London, and was produced by Dimitri Tikovoï.


  • Brian Molko– guitar, lead vocals, keyboards
  • Stefan Olsdal– bass, backing vocals, guitar, keyboard
  • Steve Hewitt– drums
  • Alison Mosshart– vocals
  • Michael Stipe– vocals
  • Natalia Bonner – violin
  • Ian Burge –cello
  • Sarah Button – violin
  • Krista Caspersz – violin
  • Reiad Ceibah –viola
  • Fiona Griffiths – viola
  • Gita Langley – violin
  • Vicky Matthews – cello
  • Jessie Murphy – violin
  • Emma Owens – viola
  • Tom Piggot-Smith – violin
  • Helen Rathbone – cello
  • Katherine Shave – viola
  • Ellie Stanford, Deborah White, Lucy Wilkins, Dave Williams – violin
  • Sarah Willson – cello
  • Fiona Brice– string arrangement
  • Alex Cowper – design

Track listing:

  1. Meds
  2. Infra-Red
  3. Drag
  4. Space Monkey
  5. Follow the Cops Back Home
  6. Post Blue
  7. Because I Want You
  8. Blind
  9. Pierrot the Clown
  10. Broken Promise
  11. One of a Kind
  12. In the Cold Light of Morning
  13. Song to Say Goodbye

On March 3, 1997.

Nick Cave_and_the_Bad Seeds-the_boatman's_call

On March 3, 1997, “Mute” label released “The Boatman’s Call”, the tenth Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds studio album.  It was recorded June – August 1996, at “Sarm West Studios” in London, and was produced by Flood and Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Blixa Bargeld, Martyn P.Casey and Conway Savage.


  • Nick Cave– vocals, piano, organ, keyboards, vibes, keyboard
  • Mick Harvey– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, organ, vibes, bass organ, backing vocals, xylophone
  • Blixa Bargeld– electric guitar, piano treatment, backing vocals
  • Martyn P. Casey– bass, backing vocals
  • Conway Savage– piano, backing vocals
  • Warren Ellis– violin, accordion, piano, looped violin
  • Jim Sclavunos– drums, melodica), bells, percussion, organ, bongos, tambourine
  • Thomas Wydler– drums, maracas, backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Nick Cave.

  1. Into My Arms
  2. Lime Tree Arbour
  3. People Ain’t No Good
  4. Brompton Oratory
  5. There is a Kingdom
  6. (Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For?
  7. Where Do We Go Now But Nowhere?
  8. West Country Girl
  9. Black Hair
  10. Idiot Prayer
  11. Far From Me
  12. Green Eyes