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The Pale Fountains: Pacific Street

On February 27, 1984, “Virgin” label released “Pacific Street”, the debut Pale Fountains (The) studio album. It was recorded in 1983, at “Village Way Studios”, “The Manor” in Shipton-on-Cherwell, “Ridge Farm Studios” in Capel, Dorking, “Nova Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by Howard Gray, Mick Head, John Head, Chris McCaffrey, Thomas Whelan and Andy Diagram. 


  • Mick Head – vocals, guitar
  • John Head – lead guitar
  • Chris McCaffrey – bass, percussion
  • Thomas Whelan – drums, percussion
  • Andy Diagram – trumpet, keyboards
  • Marc L’Etarjet – cello
  • Trixi – keyboards
  • Julie Andrews – flute

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Head.

  1. Reach
  2. Something on My Mind
  3. Unless
  4. Southbound Excursion
  5. Natural
  6. Faithful Pillow (pt. 1)
  7. (Don’t Let Your Love) Start a War
  8. Beyond Friday’s Field
  9. Abergele Next Time
  10. Crazier
  11. Faithful Pillow (pt. 2)

UFO: Mechanix

On February 2, 1982, “Chrysalis” label released “Mechanix”, the tenth UFO studio album. It was recorded in 1981, “Mountain Studios” in Attalens, Switzerland, “The Manor Studio” in Shipton-on-Cherwell, Oxfordshire, “Scorpio Sound” and “Maison Rouge Studios” in London, and was produced by Gary Lyons.


  • Phil Mogg – vocals
  • Paul Chapman – lead guitar
  • Neil Carter – keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals, sax, orchestral arrangements
  • Pete Way – bass
  • Andy Parker – drums
  • Gary Lyons – orchestral arrangements, engineer
  • Peter Thea – engineer
  • George Marino – mastering
  • John Pasche – design

Track listing:

  1. The Writer – Paul Chapman, Phil Mogg, Neil Carter
  2. Somethin’ Else – Eddie Cochran, Sharon Sheeley
  3. Back into My Love – Pete Way, Phil Mogg
  4. You’ll Get Love – Neil Carter, Paul Chapman, Phil Mogg
  5. Doing It All for You – Pete Way, Paul Chapman, Neil Carter, Phil Mogg
  6. We Belong to the Night – Pete Way, Neil Carter, Phil Mogg
  7. Let It Rain – Pete Way, Neil Carter, Phil Mogg
  8. Terri – Paul Chapman, Phil Mogg
  9. Feel It – Pete Way, Phil Mogg
  10. Dreaming – Neil Carter, Phil Mogg

In July 1973.

In July 1973, “Brain” label released “Double Diamond”, the sixth If album. It was recorded in 1973, at “The Manor Studios” in Shipton-on-Cherwell in Oxfordshire, England, and was produced by Lew Futterman.


  • Dick Morrissey– lead and backing vocals, tenor and alto saxophones, flute
  • Steve Rosenthal – lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Pete Arnesen – piano, organ, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Fi Trench- piano, backing vocals
  • Kurt Palomaki – bass, backing vocals
  • Cliff Davies- drums, percussion, backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Play, Play, Play – Dick Morrissey, Kurt Palomaki
  2. Pebbles on the Beach – Dick Morrissey, B. Morrissey
  3. Pick Me Up (And Put Me Back on the Road) – Cliff Davies
  4. Another Time Around (Is Not for Me) – Cliff Davies
  5. Groupie Blue (Every Day She’s Got the Blues) – Dick Morrissey, T. Preston
  6. Fly, Fly, The Route, Shoot – Kurt Palomaki
  7. Feel Thing Part 1 – Pete Arnesen
  8. Feel Thing Part 2 – Pete Arnesen
  9. Feel Thing Part 3 – Pete Arnesen

On December 8, 1978.

On December 8, 1978, “Virgin” label released “Public Image: First Issue”, the debut  Public Image Ltd, album. It was recorded July – November 1978, at “The Manor Studio”, “Shipton-on-Cherwell”, “Wessex Studios”, “Gooseberry Sound Studios”, “Townhouse Studios” and “Advision Studios” in London, and was produced by John Lydon, Keith Levene, Jah Wobble and Jim Walker.


  • John Lydon– vocals, piano
  • Keith Levene– guitar
  • Jah Wobble– vocals, bass, fire extinguisher
  • Jim Walker– vocals, drums

Track listing:

All lyrics by John Lydon, all music by John Lydon, Keith Levene, Jah Wobble and Jim Walker.

  1. Theme
  2. Religion I
  3. Religion II
  4. Annalisa
  5. Public Image
  6. Low Life
  7. Attack
  8. Fodderstompf

Skids: Days in Europa

On October 12, 1979, “Virgin” label released “Days in Europa”, the second Skids album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Rockfield Studios” in Wales, “The Manor Studios”  in Shipton-on-Cherwell in Oxfordshire, England, and was produced by Bill Nelson. The initial released album was with an Aryan album cover reminiscent of the 1936 Olympics, with Germanic Gothic-style lettering.


  • Richard Jobson – vocals
  • Stuart Adamson – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Bill Nelson– keyboards
  • William Simpson – vocals, bass guitar
  • Rusty Egan– drums
  • Ted Sharp – engineer
  • Tim Young – mastering
  • Mick Brownfield – illustration
  • Pearce Marchbank – design
  • Brian Cooke – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Jobson and Stuart Adamson, except where noted.

  1. Animation
  2. Charade
  3. Dulce et Decorum Est (Pro Patria Mori)
  4. Pros and Cons
  5. Home of the Savedm – Stuart Adamson
  6. Working for the Yankee Dollar
  7. The Olympian
  8. Thanatos
  9. A Day in Europa
  10. Peaceful Times

In February 1983.

In February 1983, “Chrysalis” label released “Making Contact”, the eleventh UFO studio album. It was recorded August – December 1982, at “The Manor Studio” in Shipton-on-Cherwell, Oxfordshire, “Townhouse Studios”, “White House Studios” and “Maison Rouge Studios” in London, and was produced by Mick Glossop.


  • Phil Mogg- vocals
  • Paul Chapman- guitars, bass
  • Neil Carter- keyboards, bass, backing vocals
  • Andy Parker- drums
  • Mick Glossop, Peter Thea, Richard Mainwaring – engineer
  • Gavin McKillop, Keith Nixon, Leigh Mantle – engineer assistant
  • Alan Adler – illustration
  • John Pasche, Andrew Ellis – art direction

Track listing:

  1. Blinded by a Lie – Neil Carter, Phil Mogg
  2. Diesel in the Dust – Neil Carter, Phil Mogg
  3. A Fool for Love – Neil Carter, Phil Mogg
  4. You and Me – Neil Carter, Phil Mogg
  5. When It’s Time to Rock – Paul Chapman, Phil Mogg
  6. The Way the Wild Wind Blows – Neil Carter, Paul Chapman, Phil Mogg
  7. Call My Name – Neil Carter, Phil Mogg
  8. All Over You – Neil Carter, Phil Mogg
  9. No Getaway – Neil Carter, Paul Chapman, Phil Mogg
  10. Push, It’s Love – Neil Carter, Phil Mogg


In May 1980.

In May 1980, “Rocket” label released “Sportscar”, the second Judie Tzuke album. It was recorded in February 1980, at “The Manor” in Shipton-on-Cherwell, Oxfordshire, UK, and was produced by Paul Muggleton, Mike Paxman and Judie Tzuke.


  • Judie Tzuke– vocals
  • Mike Paxman– guitar
  • John Edwards– bass
  • Bob Noble – keyboards
  • Jeff Rich– drums
  • Paul Muggleton – backing vocals, arrangements
  • Paul Hart – arrangements
  • Steve Taylor – engineer, mixing
  • Steve Prestage, Alan Douglas, Nick Thomas, Richard Manwaring – engineer assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by Judie Tzuke and Mike Paxman, except where noted.

  1. Sportscar
  2. Nightline
  3. Chinatown
  4. Understanding
  5. The Choices You’ve Made
  6. The Rise of Heart
  7. Living on the Coast
  8. Molly
  9. Rain on the Hills – Judie Tzuke, Mike Paxman, Paul Muggleton

In March 1975.

In March 1975, “Island” label released “Sweet Deceiver”, the sixth Kevin Ayers studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “The Manor Studio” in Shipton-on-Cherwell, England, and was produced by Kevin Ayers and Ollie Halsall.


  • Kevin Ayers- vocals, fuzz bass, acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars, electric guitar,  mandolin
  • Ollie Halsall- lead, acoustic and bass guitar, mandolin, honk piano, vibes, backing vocals
  • Elton John– piano
  • Jacob Magnusson – vocals, organ, accordion, piano, clavinet
  • Bias Boshell – piano
  • Fuzzy Samuels – bass guitar
  • Freddie Smith – drums
  • Chili Charles – drums
  • Muscle Shoals Horns– brass
  • John Altman – clarinet
  • The Manor choir – vocals
  • Tony Wright- cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Ayers.

  1. Observations
  2. Guru Banana
  3. City Waltz
  4. Toujours La Voyage
  5. Sweet Deceiver
  6. Diminished But Not Finished
  7. Circular Letter
  8. Once Upon An Ocean
  9. Farewell Again (Another Dawn)

On November 8, 1981.


On November 8, 1981, “Dindisc” label released “Architecture & Morality”, the third Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark album. It was recorded 1980–1981, at “The Gramophone Suite” in Liverpool and “The Manor Studio” in, Shipton-on-Cherwell, and was produced by Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey, Malcolm Holmes,  Martin Cooper, Richard Manwaring and Richard Manwaring .


  • Paul Humphreys– vocals, synthesizers, piano,  mellotron,  acoustic  and electronic percussion, organ, rhythm programming, radios, melodica
  • Andy McCluskey– vocals, synthesizers, mellotron, guitar, bass, rhythm programming, acoustic and electronic percussion, reed horns, organ
  • Malcolm Holmes– drums, electronic and acoustic percussion,  bass synthesizer
  • Martin Cooper– saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys, except where noted.

  1. The New Stone Age – Andy McCluskey
  2. She’s Leaving
  3. Souvenir – Paul Humphreys, Martin Cooper
  4. Sealand
  5. Joan of Arc – Andy McCluskey
  6. Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans) – Andy McCluskey
  7. Architecture and Morality
  8. Georgia
  9. The Beginning and the End

On September 14, 1987.


On September 14, 1987, “Virgin” label released “Happy?” the sixth Public Image Ltd studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “The Manor Studio” in Shipton-on-Cherwell; “Great Linford Manor Studios” in Milton Keynes, and was produced by Gary Langan, John Lydon, John McGeoch, Lu Edmonds, Allan Dias and Bruce Smith.


  • John Lydon– vocals
  • John McGeoch– guitar
  • Lu Edmonds– guitar, keyboards
  • Allan Dias – bass
  • Bruce Smith– drums
  • Richard Evans – cover art

Track listing:

  1. Seattle
  2. Rules and Regulations
  3. The Body
  4. Save Me
  5. Hard Times
  6. Open and Revolving
  7. Angry
  8. Fat Chance Hotel / Save Me