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On July 23, 1991.

On July 23, 1991, “Reprise” label released “Play”, the tenth Squeeze album. It was recorded in 1990, at “Wood Wharf Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Berg.


  • Glenn Tilbrook – lead and backing vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Chris Difford – guitar, backing vocals
  • Keith Wilkinson – bass, backing vocals
  • Gilson Lavis – drums
  • Tony Berg – keyboards, guitars
  • Bruce Hornsby – accordion
  • Matt Irving – keyboards
  • Steve Nieve – keyboards
  • Claudia Fontaine, Beverly Skeete, Laurence Johnson, Paul Lee – backing vocals
  • Betsy Petrie, Blanche Black, Christopher Guest, Gabriele Morgan, Mary Jo Braun, Michael McKean, Michael Penn, Steven Soles, Wendie Colter – choir
  • Jerry Hey, Bill Reichenbach, Dan Higgins, Gary Grant, Larry Williams – horns
  • Arme Garabedian, Berj Garabedian, Joel Derouin, John Acevedo, Larry Corbet, Bob Becker, Sid Page, Suzie Katayama – strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook.

  1. Satisfied
  2. Crying in My Sleep
  3. Letting Go
  4. The Day I Get Home
  5. The Truth
  6. House of Love
  7. Cupid’s Toy
  8. Gone to the Dogs
  9. Walk a Straight Line
  10. Sunday Street
  11. Wicked and Cruel
  12. There Is a Voice

In July 1985.

In July 1985, “Off Beat” label released “Phantasmagoria”, the sixth Damned studio album. It was recorded March – June 1985, at “Eel Pie Recording Studios” in London, and was produced by Jon Kelly, Bob Sargeant, Dave Vanian, Roman Jugg, Bryn Merrick and Rat Scabies.


  • Dave Vanian– lead vocals
  • Roman Jugg– lead and backing vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Bryn Merrick– bass, backing vocals
  • Rat Scabies– drums
  • Paul Shepley – additional keyboards
  • Andy Richards– additional keyboards
  • Luís Jardim– percussion
  • Gary Barnacle– saxophone, brass
  • Steve Nieve– keyboard inspiration
  • Jon Kelly– engineer
  • Chris Ludwinsky – additional engineering
  • Booce – cover artwork
  • Bob Carlos Clarke – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Vanian, Rat Scabies, Roman Jugg and Bryn Merrick, except where noted.

  1. Street of Dreams
  2. Shadow of Love
  3. There’ll Coe a Day
  4. Sanctum Sanctorum
  5. Is It a Dream – Dave Vanian, Rat Scabies, Roman Jugg, Bryn Merrick, Captain Sensible
  6. Grimly Fiendish – Dave Vanian, Rat Scabies, Roman Jugg, Bryn Merrick, Clive “Doctor” Jackson
  7. Edward the Bear
  8. The Eight Day
  9. Trojans

On October 25, 2010.

On October 25, 2010, “Virgin” label released “Olympia”, the thirteenth Bryan Ferry studio album. It was recorded 2009 – 2010, and was produced by Bryan Ferry, Rhett Davies and Johnson Somerset.


  • Bryan Ferry – vocals, piano, keyboards
  • Brian Eno– synthesizer
  • David Williams, Nile Rodgers, Oliver Thompson, Dave Stewart, Neil Hubbard, David Gilmour, Jonny Greenwood, Phil Manzanera, Chris Spedding, Merlin Ferry – guitar
  • Marcus Miller, Flea, Gary “Mani” Mounford, Andy Cato– bass
  • Colin Good, Steve Nieve– keyboards
  • Andy Newmark, Tara Ferry, Emily Dolan Davies – drums
  • Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • Aleysha Gordon, Hannah Khemoh, Sewuese Abwa, Alice Retif, Katie Turner, Ruby Turner, Me’sha Bryan, Shar White – chorus
  • John Monkman, Robin “Radar” Rimbaud, Chris Mullings – electronics
  • Anthony Pleeth– cello
  • Perry Montague-Mason, Emlyn Singleton – violin
  • Vicci Wardman – viola
  • Andy Mackay– oboe
  • Simon Willey – engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain– mixing
  • Adam Whitehead – photography
  • Kate Moss- cover model
  • John Galliano- couture

Track listing:

  1. You Can Dance – Bryan Ferry, David A. Stewart
  2. Alphaville – Bryan Ferry, David A. Stewart
  3. Heartache by Numbers – Bryan Ferry, Scissor Sisters
  4. Me Oh My – Bryan Ferry
  5. Shameless – Bryan Ferry, Andy Cato, Tom Findlay
  6. Song for the Siren – Tim Buckley, Larry Beckett
  7. No Face, No Name, No Number – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
  8. BF Bass (Ode to Olympia) – Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera
  9. Reason or Rhyme – Bryan Ferry
  10. Tender Is The Night – Bryan Ferry, David A. Stewart

On June 6, 2006.

On June 6, 2006, “Verve Forecast” label released “The River in Reverse”, album by Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint. It was recorded November 27 – December 10, 2005, and was produced by Joe Henry.


  • Elvis Costello – lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, Hammond organ, tambourine, tremolo
  • Allen Toussaint–lead and backing vocals, electric piano, horn arrangements
  • Anthony “AB” Brown – guitar
  • Davey Faragher– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Steve Nieve– piano, Hammond organ, clavinet, farfisa organ
  • Pete Thomas- drums, percussion
  • Sam Williams- trombone
  • Carl Blouin – baritone saxophone
  • Amadee Castenell – soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Brian Cayolle – baritone saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Allen Toussaint, except where noted..

  1. On Your Way Down
  2. Nearer to You
  3. Tears, Tears and More Tears
  4. The Sharpest Thorn – Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint
  5. Who’s Gonna Help Brother Get Further?
  6. The River in Reverse – Elvis Costello
  7. Freedom for the Stallion
  8. Broken Promise Land – Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint
  9. Ascension Day – Roy “Professor Longhair” Byrd, Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint
  10. International Echo – Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint
  11. All These Things
  12. Wonder Woman
  13. Six-Fingered Man – Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint

On April 23, 2002.

On April 23, 2002, “Island” label released “When I Was Cruel”, the 19th Elvis Costello album. It was recorded 2001-2002, and was produced by Elvis Costello, Ciaran Cahill, Leo Pearson and Kieran Lynch. “When I Was Cruel” was the first album to feature Costello’s new band, The Imposters.


  • Elvis Costello– vocals, guitars, horn arrangements, melodica,  cymbal,  bass, piano, harmonica
  • Steve Nieve– organ, pianet, piano, vibraphone, melodica, filters
  • Davey Faragher– bass, handclaps
  • Pete Thomas– drums, handclaps, percussion, shaker, tambourine
  • Steven Kennedy –backing vocals
  • Leo Pearson – electrictabla on 3, rhythm processor, tambourine, mixing
  • Bill Ware– vibraphone
  • Ku-umba Frank Lacy– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Curtis Fowlkes– trombone
  • Jay Rodriguez– tenor saxophone
  • Roy Nathanson– alto saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Elvis Costello.

  1. 45
  2. Spooky Girlfriend
  3. Tear Off Your Own Head (It’s a Doll Revolution)
  4. When I Was Cruel No. 2
  5. Soul for Hire
  6. 15 Petals
  7. Tart
  8. Dust 2…
  9. Dissolve
  10. Alibi
  11. …Dust
  12. Daddy Can I Turn This?
  13. My Little Blue Window
  14. Episode of Blonde
  15. Radio Silence


On April 10, 2001.

On April 10, 2001, “Deutsche Grammophon” label released “For the Stars”, album by Anne Sofie von Otter. It was recorded September 2000-January 2001, and was produced by Elvis Costello.


  • Elvis Costello – vocals, baritone guitar, Lowrey organ, bass
  • Anne Sofie Von Otter – vocals
  • Bengt Forsberg – piano, Hammond B-3 organ
  • Michael Blair – vibraphone, bass drum, percussion
  • Bebe Risenfors – clarinet, tenor saxophone, accordion
  • Svante Henryson – celtar, cello, upright bass
  • Mats Schubert – piano, harmonium, Moog bass
  • Steve Nieve- piano, celeste, organ

Track listing:

  1. No Wonder – Elvis Costello
  2. Baby Plays Around – Cait O’Riordan, Declan MacManus
  3. Go Leave – Kate McGarrigle
  4. Rope – Elvis Costello, Fleshquartet
  5. Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) – Brian Wilson, Tony Asher
  6. Broken Bicycles/Junk – Tom Waits, Paul McCartney
  7. The Other Woman – Jessie Mae Robinson
  8. Like an Angel Passing Through My Room – Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
  9. Green Song – Elvis Costello, Svante Henryson
  10. April After All – Ron Sexsmith
  11. You Still Believe in Me – Brian Wilson, Tony Asher
  12. I Want to Vanish – Elvis Costello
  13. For No One – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  14. Shamed Into Love – Declan MacManus, Rubén Blades
  15. Just a Curio – Elvis Costello, Flesh Quartet
  16. This House Is Empty Now – Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello
  17. Take It With Me – Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits
  18. For the Stars – Elvis Costello


In March 1978.

In March 1978, “Radar Records” label released “Jesus of Cool” the debut Nick Lowe solo album. It was recorded 1976-1977, at “Chalk Farm Studios” in London, “Eden Studios”; “Jackson Studios” in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, and “Pathway Studios” in Stoke Newington, and was produced by Nick Lowe.


  • Nick Lowe – vocals, bass, guitars, piano
  • Billy Bremner – guitars
  • Dave Edmunds – vocals, guitars
  • John Turnbull – lead guitar
  • John McFee – guitar
  • Bob Andrews – piano, organ
  • Steve Nieve – piano
  • Roger Bechirian – tambourine, organ, backing vocals
  • Andrew Bodnar– bass
  • Norman Watt-Roy – bass
  • Terry Williams – drums
  • Steve Goulding – drums
  • Pete Thomas – drums
  • Charley Charles – drums
  • Barney Bubbles – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Nick Lowe except where noted.

  1. Music for Money
  2. I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass – Nick Lowe, Andrew Bodnar, Steve Goulding
  3. Little Hitler – Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds
  4. Shake and Pop
  5. Tonight
  6. So It Goes
  7. No Reason
  8. 36 Inches High – Jim Ford
  9. Marie Provost
  10. Nutted by Reality
  11. Heart of the City

In February 1982.


In February 1982, “F-Beat” label released “Nick the Knife”, the third Nick Lowe album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Nick Lowe.


  • Nick Lowe – vocals, bass, guitar, backing vocals
  • Billy Bremner– guitars
  • Martin Belmont– guitars
  • Aldo Bocca – guitars, drums, engineer
  • Neill King – piano, Hammond organ, audio grip
  • Carlene Carter– piano, Hammond organ
  • Steve Nieve– piano, Hammond organ
  • Ben Barson – piano, Hammond organ
  • Paul Carrack– piano, Hammond organ
  • James Eller – bass
  • Bobby Irwin – drums, backing vocals
  • Terry Williams– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Nick Lowe except where noted.

  1. Burning
  2. Heart – Nick Lowe, Rockpile
  3. Stick It Where the Sun Don’t Shine
  4. Queen of Sheba
  5. My Heart Hurts – Nick Lowe, Carlene Carter
  6. Couldn’t Love You (Any More Than I Do)
  7. Let Me Kiss Ya
  8. Too Many Teardrops – Nick Lowe, Carlene Carter
  9. Ba Doom
  10. Raining Raining
  11. One’s Too Many (And a Hundred Ain’t Enough) – Nick Lowe, Kim Wilson
  12. Zulu Kiss – Nick Lowe, J.E. Ceiling

On October 23, 1981.


On October 23, 1981, “F-Beat” label released “Almost Blue”, the sixth Elvis Costello album. It was recorded in May 1981, in Nashville, and was produced by Billy Sherrill.  Album cover was an homage to the 1963 “Blue Note” album “Midnight Blue” by Kenny Burrell.


  • Elvis Costello– vocals, guitar
  • John McFee– lead and pedal steel guitar
  • Steve Nieve– piano, organ
  • Bruce Thomas– bass
  • Pete Thomas– drums
  • Barney Bubbles – design

Track listing:

  1. Sweet Dreams – Don Gibson
  2. Success – Johnny Mullins
  3. I’m Your Toy – Gram Parsons, Chris Ethridge
  4. Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down – Merle Haggard
  5. Brown to Blue – George Jones, Virginia Franks, Country Johnny Mathis
  6. Good Year for the Roses – Jerry Chesnut
  7. Sittin’ and Thinkin – Charlie Rich
  8. Colour of the Blues – Lawton Williams, George Jones
  9. Too Far Gone – Billy Sherrill
  10. Honey Hush – Lou Willie Turner
  11. How Much I’ve Lied – Gram Parsons, Pam Rifkin

On September 15, 1986.


On September 15, 1986, “Demon” label released “Blood & Chocolate”, the eleventh Elvis Costello studio album. It was recorded March – May 1986, and was produced by Nick Lowe and Colin Fairley.


  • Elvis Costello– vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, harmonium,  tambourine, bellows, canes, knives, bass, Vox Continental electric organ
  • Cait O’Riordan– vocals
  • Jimmy Cliff– vocals
  • Tom “T-Bone” Wolk– electric guitar, bass
  • Nick Lowe– acoustic guitar
  • Steve Nieve– piano, organ, harmonium
  • Mitchell Froom– organ
  • Bruce Thomas– bass, electric guitar, saxophone
  • Pete Thomas– drums, alto saxophone
  • Mickey Curry– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Declan MacManus (Elvis Costello), except where noted.

  1. Uncomplicated
  2. I Hope You’re Happy Now
  3. Tokyo Storm Warning – Declan MacManus, Cait O’Riordan
  4. Home Is Anywhere You Hang Your Head
  5. I Want You
  6. Honey, Are You Straight or Are You Blind?
  7. Blue Chair
  8. Battered Old Bird
  9. Crimes of Paris
  10. Poor Napoleon
  11. Next Time Round