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On March 21, 2005.

On March 21, 2005, “Sanctuary” label released “A Hyperactive Workout for the Flying Squad”, the seventh Ocean Colour Scene studio album. It was recorded March – April 2004, at “Piersie Lodge” in Kirriemuir, Scotland, “Battery Studios” in London, and was produced by Dave Eringa.

Personnel:

  • Simon Fowler – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica
  • Steve Cradock – guitar, bass, piano, xylophone, harmonium, tambura, percussion
  • Oscar Harrison – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Paul Weller – guitar
  • Dave Eringa – keyboards, synthesizer, arrangements, programming, mixing
  • Jools Holland – organ
  • Jacko Peake – alto and baritone saxophone
  • Dominic Glover – trumpet
  • Anne Stephenson, Gini Ball, Julia Singleton, Sally Herbert – violin
  • Claire Orsler – viola
  • John McCusker – violin, viola
  • Ian Budge – cello
  • Sally Herbert – string arrangements
  • Guy Massey – engineer, mixing
  • Matt Hyde – engineer
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Simon Fowler, Steve Cradock and Oscar Harrison, except where noted..

  1. Everything Comes at the Right Time
  2. Free My Name
  3. Wah Wah – George Harrison
  4. Drive Away
  5. I Love You
  6. This Day Should Last Forever
  7. Move Things Over
  8. Waving Not Drowning
  9. God’s World
  10. Another Time to Stay
  11. Have You Got the Right
  12. Start of the Day – Anthony and Chris Griffiths  
  13. My Time – Keith Anderson

On March 1, 1992.

On March 1, 1992, “Fontana” label released the self-titled, debut Ocean Colour Scene album. It was recorded in 1991, and was produced by Brendan Lynch.

Personnel:

  • Simon Fowler – vocals, guitar, photography
  • Steve Cradock – guitar, keyboards, background vocals
  • Damon Minchella – bass
  • Oscar Harrison – drums, background vocals
  • Iain Huddy – percussion
  • Tony Hennigan – flute, cello
  • Alison Moyet – background vocals
  • Tim Palmer – mixing
  • Joe Dilworth – photography
  • Martin Jenkins – photography
  • Valerie Phillips – photography
  • Neil Thorpe – photography
  • Lawrence Watson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Simon Fowler, Steve Cradock, Damon Minchella and Oscar Harrison, except where noted.

  1. Talk On
  2. How About You
  3. Giving It All Away
  4. Justine
  5. Do Yourself a Favour – Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright
  6. Third Shade of Green
  7. Sway
  8. Penny Pinching Rainy Heaven Days
  9. One of Those Days
  10. Is She Coming Home
  11. Blue Deep Ocean
  12. Reprise

 

 

In November 1981.

In November 1981, “Korova” label released “From the Lions Mouth”, the second  Sound studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouthshire, Wales, and was produced by Hugh Jones, Adrian Borland, Michael Dudley, Graham Green and Max Mayers.

Personnel:

  • Adrian Borland– vocals, guitar
  • Michael Dudley – drums, percussion
  • Graham Green – bass guitar
  • Max Mayers – keyboards
  • Hugh Jones, Julian Mendelsohn – engineer
  • Briton Rivière– cover artwork
  • Howard Hughes – cover concept
  • Simon Fowler – sleeve liner photo photography

Track listing:

  1. Winning – Adrian Borland, Max Mayers, Graham Green, Michael Dudley
  2. Sense of Purpose – Adrian Borland, Max Mayers, Graham Green, Michael Dudley
  3. Contact the Fact – Adrian Borland, Max Mayers, Graham Green
  4. Skeletons – Adrian Borland, Max Mayers, Graham Green, Michael Dudley
  5. Judgement – Adrian Borland, Max Mayers, Graham Green
  6. Fatal Flaw – Adrian Borland, Max Mayers, Graham Green, Michael Dudley
  7. Possession – Adrian Borland, Adrian Janes
  8. The Fire – Adrian Borland, Max Mayers, Graham Green, Michael Dudley
  9. Silent Air – Adrian Borland
  10. New Dark Age – Adrian Borland

On September 6, 1993.

Paul_Weller_Wild_Wood

On September 6, 1993, “Go! Discs” label released “Wild Wood”, the second Paul Weller solo album. It was recorded April 1993-May 1993, and was produced by Paul Weller and Brendan Lynch. In 2000 “Q” magazine ranked “Wild Wood” at number 77 on its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever”.

Personnel:

  • Paul Weller – vocals, guitars, mellotron, Moog, piano, bass, Handclaps, percussion, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer, tambourine, strings, blues harp
  • Jacko Peake – flute, horns
  • Dee C. Lee– extra vocals
  • David Liddle – lead guitar
  • Brendan Lynch– handclaps, percussion, mellotron , Mini-Moog, stylophone
  • Maxton G. Beesley, Jr.– handclaps, percussion , extra vocals, Wurlitzer
  • Marco Nelson – bass, extra vocals
  • Helen Turner – organ
  • Steve White– drums, percussion
  • Robert Howard– guitars
  • Steve Cradock– guitar
  • Simon Fowler – extra vocals
  • Yolanda Charles – bass
  • Mick Talbot– Hammond organ

Track listing:

  1. Sunflower – Paul Weller
  2. Can You Heal Us (Holy Man) – Paul Weller
  3. Wild Wood Paul Weller
  4. Instrumental (Pt 1) – Paul Weller, Brendan Lynch, Steve White
  5. All the Pictures on the Wall – Paul Weller
  6. Has My Fire Really Gone Out? – Paul Weller
  7. Country – Paul Weller
  8. Instrumental Two – Paul Weller, Brendan Lynch, Steve White
  9. 5th Season – Paul Weller
  10. The Weaver – Paul Weller
  11. Instrumental One (Pt 2) – Paul Weller, Brendan Lynch, Steve White
  12. Foot of the Mountain – Paul Weller
  13. Shadow of the Sun – Paul Weller
  14. Holy Man (Reprise) – Paul Weller
  15. Moon on Your Pyjamas – Paul Weller
  16. Hung Up – Paul Weller

On April 8, 1996.

Moseley_Shoals

On April 8, 1996, “MCA” label released “Moseley Shoals”, the second Ocean Colour Scene album. It was recorded in 1995, at “Moseley Shoals Studio” in Birmingham, and was produced by Brendan Lynch. In 1998, “Q” magazine’s readers voted “Moseley Shoals” the 33rd greatest album of all time.

Personnel:

  • Simon Fowler- vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica
  • Damon Minchella- bass
  • Oscar Harrison- vocals, drums, piano
  • Steve Cradock- vocals, guitar, piano
  • Paul Weller- vocals, organ, guitar, piano
  • Martyn Heyes – engineering
  • Tony Keach – engineering assistance
  • Tim Young – mastering
  • Gerard Saint – sleeve design
  • Lord Antony Mark Briggs – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Damon Minchella, Oscar Harrison, Steve Cradock and Paul Weller.

  1. The Riverboat Song
  2. The Day We Caught the Train
  3. The Circle
  4. Lining Your Pockets
  5. Fleeting Mind
  6. 40 Past Midnight
  7. One for the Road
  8. It’s My Shadow
  9. Policeman & Pirates
  10. The Downstream
  11. You’ve Got It Bad
  12. Get Away

 

 

 

On February 4, 1991.

Queen_Innuendo

On February 4, 1991,”Parlaphone” released “Innuendo”, the fourteenth Queen studio album. It was recorded March 1989 – November 1990,  at “Metropolis Studios” in London and “Mountain Studios” in Montreux, and was produced by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon and David Richards. “Innuendo” was the final studio album to be released in Freddie Mercury’s lifetime and is the last to be composed entirely of new material. “Innuendo” was voted the 94th greatest album of all time in a national 2006 “BBC” poll.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Mercury– lead and backing vocals, piano, keyboards
  • Brian May– backing vocals, electric, slide and classical guitars, keyboards, piano
  • Roger Taylor– backing vocals, drums, lead vocals, percussion, keyboards
  • John Deacon– bass guitar
  • Steve Howe– classical guitar
  • Michael Moran– piano and keyboards
  • David Richards – keyboards
  • Richard Gray –sleeve design
  • Grandville(1803–47) – illustrations
  • Angela Lumley – additional illustrations
  • Simon Fowler –photography

All tracks by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon, except where noted.

  1. Innuendo
  2. I’m Going Slightly Mad
  3. Headlong
  4. I Can’t Live With You
  5. Don’t Try So Hard
  6. Ride the Wild Wind
  7. All God’s People – Mike Moran, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon
  8. These Are the Days of Our Lives
  9. Delilah
  10. The Hitman
  11. Bijou
  12. The Show Must Go On