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Ultravox: Brilliant

On May 25, 2012, “Chrysalis” label released “Brilliant”, the eleventh and final Ultravox studio album. It was recorded September 2010 – December 2011, at “The Lakehouse” in Montreal, Canada, “Environment” in Bath, England, “Sarm” and “Battery” in London, “Studio City Sound” in California, and was produced by Stephen Lipson, Warren Cann, Chris Cross, Billy Currie and Midge Ure.

Personnel:

  • Midge Ure – vocals, guitar, synthesizer, mixing
  • Billy Currie – piano, synthesizer, violin, mixing
  • Chris Cross – bass, synthesizer, mixing
  • Warren Cann – drums, mixing
  • Stephen Lipson – mixing
  • Tom Weir – drum engineering
  • Mazen Murad – mastering
  • Darren Evans – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Midge Ure, Billy Currie and Chris Cross.

  1. Live
  2. Flow
  3. Brilliant
  4. Change
  5. Rise
  6. Remembering
  7. Hello
  8. One
  9. Fall
  10. Lie
  11. Satellite
  12. Contact
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Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Liverpool

On October 20, 1986, “ZTT” label released “Liverpool”, the second and final Frankie Goes to Hollywood studio album. It was recorded March – July 1986, and was produced by Stephen Lipson.

Personnel:

  • Holly Johnson – lead vocals
  • Brian Nash – guitar
  • Mark O’Toole – bass guitar
  • Peter Gill – drums
  • Paul Rutherford – backing vocals
  • Stephen Lipson – guitar, keyboards
  • Steve Howe, Trevor Rabin – guitar
  • Andy Richards, Peter-John Vettese – keyboards
  • Betsy Cook – backing vocals
  • Richard Niles – string and brass arrangement
  • Heff Moraes – engineer assistant
  • Barry Diament – mastering
  • Anton Corbijn – photography
  • Trevor Horn – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks are written by Peter Gill, Holly Johnson, Brian Nash and Mark O’Toole,  except where noted.

  1. Warriors of the Wasteland
  2. Rage Hard
  3. Kill the Pain
  4. Maximum Joy
  5. Watching the Wildlife
  6. Lunar Bay
  7. For Heaven’s Sake
  8. Is Anybody Out There?

Annie Lenox: Diva

On April 6, 1992, “RCA Records” label released “Diva”, the debut Annie Lennox album. It was recorded 1991 – 1992, at “Mayfair” and “The Church” in London, and was produced by Stephen Lipson. In 1993 “Brit Awards”, “Diva” won the “British Album of the Year”. It was certified 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Annie Lennox – all vocals, keyboards
  • Stephen Lipson – guitars, keyboards, programming
  • Kenji Suzuki – guitar
  • Ed Shearmur – piano
  • Paul Moore – keyboards
  • Peter-John Vettese – keyboards, programming, recorder
  • Marius de Vries – keyboards, programming
  • Doug Wimbish – bass
  • Keith LeBlanc – drums
  • Luís Jardim – percussion
  • Steve Jansen – drum programming
  • Dave DeFries – trumpet
  • Gavyn Wright – violin
  • Heff Moraes – engineer, MIDI management
  • William O’Donovan – mixing assistance
  • Ian Silvester – digital technician
  • Ian Cooper – mastering
  • Laurence Stevens – designs
  • Satoshi – photography (front cover)
  • Anton Corbijn – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Annie Lennox, except where noted.

  1. Why
  2. Walking on Broken Glass
  3. Precious
  4. Legend in My Living Room – Annie Lennox, Peter John Vettese
  5. Cold
  6. Money Can’t Buy It
  7. Little Bird
  8. Primitive
  9. Stay By Me
  10. The Gift – Annie Lennox, The Blue Nile

Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Welcome to the Pleasuredome

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On October 29, 1984, “ZTT / Island” labels released “Welcome to the Pleasuredome”, the debut Frankie Goes to Hollywood album. It was recorded July 1983-1984, at “Manor Studios” in Oxford; “Sarm Studios” in London, and was produced by Trevor Horn.

Personnel:

  • Holly Johnson – lead vocals
  • Trevor Rabin – guitar, keyboards
  • Stephen Lipson – guitar
  • Steve Howe – acoustic guitar
  • Brian Nash – guitar
  • J. Jeczalik – keyboards, programming, software
  • Andrew Richards – keyboards
  • Anne Dudley – keyboards, string arrangement
  • Trevor Horn – bass, backing vocals
  • Mark O’Toole – bass
  • Peter Gill – drums
  • Luís Jardim – percussion
  • Paul Rutherford – backing vocals
  • Stuart Bruce, Steve Lipson – engineer
  • Ian Cooper – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Gill, Holly Johnson, Brian Nash and Mark O’Toole except where noted.

  1. Well
  2. The World Is My Oyster – Peter Gill, Holly Johnson, Brian Nashand Mark O’Toole, Andy Richards
  3. Snatch of Fury (Stay) – Gerry Marsden
  4. Welcome to the Pleasuredome
  5. Relax (Come Fighting)
  6. War (…and Hide) – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  7. Two Tribes (For the Victims of Ravishment)
  8. Tag
  9. Ferry (Go) – Gerry Marsden
  10. Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
  11. San Jose (The Way) – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  12. Wish (The Lads Were Here)
  13. The Ballad of 32
  14. Krisco Kisses
  15. Black Night White Light
  16. The Only Star in Heaven
  17. The Power of Love
  18. Bang

On May 8, 1989.

Street Fighting

On May 8, 1989, “A&M” label released “Street Fighting Years”, the eighth Simple Minds album. It was recorded March 1988 – March 1989, and was produced by Trevor Horn and Stephen Lipson.

Personnel:

  • Jim Kerr– vocals
  • Charlie Burchill– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Mick MacNeil– piano, accordion, keyboards
  • John Giblin– fretted and fretless bass guitar
  • Stephen Lipson– bass guitar
  • Mel Gaynor– drums
  • Manu Katché– drums
  • Stewart Copeland- drums
  • Lou Reed– vocals
  • Roger Sharp – bagpipes
  • Lisa Germano– violin
  • William Lithgow, Sheena McKenzie – cellos
  • Maureen Kerr – penny whistle, bodhran
  • Sidney Thiam, Abdul M’boup, Leroy Williams – percussion
  • Lorna Bannon – backing vocals
  • Steve Ralbovsky – talking
  • Willie P. Richardson – talking
  • Stephen Lewis – talking
  • Gary Wathen – talking
  • John Altman– orchestral arrangements
  • Robin Hancock – engineer
  • Heff Moraes – engineer
  • Martin Plant – engineer assistant
  • Danton Supple – engineer assistant
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Simon Heyworth – mastering
  • Dougie Cowan – technical master
  • Paul Kerr – logistics
  • Jane Ventom – coordination
  • Guido Harari – photography

Track listing:

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

  1. Street Fighting Years
  2. Soul Crying Out
  3. Wall of Love
  4. This is Your Land
  5. Take a Step Back
  6. Kick it In
  7. Let It All Come Down – Simple Minds, John Giblin
  8. Mandela Day
  9. Belfast Child – traditional, Simple Minds
  10. Biko – Peter Gabriel