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On December 27, 1978.

On December 27, 1978, Christopher Branford Bell died aged 27. He was songwriter and musician (guitar, singer), best known as founding member, guitarist and singer of the band Big Star. His work has inspired, and his songs were covered by many musicians and bands including R.E.M., Wilco, Teenage Fanclub, Primal Scream, Afghan Whigs, Pete Yorn, Beck The Posies, and The Replacements. In 2013, “Magnolia Pictures” released documentary “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me”, which documented his life and work. In 2018, the book “There Was a Light: The Cosmic History of Chris Bell and the Rise of Big Star”, was published, also dealing with his life and music. Bell’s album “I Am the Cosmos” was posthumously released in 1992.

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On July 29, 1997.

Northern fan club

On July 29, 1997, “Creation” label released “Songs from Northern Britain”, the sixth Teenage Fanclub studio album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Rich Farm Studios, in Surrey; “Air Studios”; “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by David Bianco and Teenage Fanclub.

Personnel:

  • Norman Blake- vocals, guitar
  • Gerard Love- vocals, bass
  • Raymond McGinley- vocals, guitar
  • Paul Quinn- drums
  • George Borowski- backing vocals, guitar
  • David Bianco- piano
  • Sonia Slany – strings
  • Jocelyn Pook- strings
  • Ann Morfee – strings
  • Dinah Beamish – strings
  • Susan Bell – strings
  • Claire Orsler – strings
  • Sara Herbert – strings
  • Jules Singleton – strings
  • Neil Sidwell – brass
  • Steve Sidwell – brass
  • Jamie Talbot – brass
  • Dave Bishop – brass

Track listing:

  1. Start Again – Norman Blake
  2. Ain’t That Enough – Gerard Love
  3. Can’t Feel My Soul – Raymond McGinley
  4. I Don’t Want to Control You – Norman Blake
  5. Planets – Norman Blake, MacDonald
  6. It’s a Bad World – Raymond McGinley
  7. Take the Long Way Round – Gerard Love
  8. Winter – Norman Blake
  9. I Don’t Care – Raymond McGinley
  10. Mount Everest – Gerard Love
  11. Your Love Is the Place Where I Come From – Raymond McGinley
  12. Speed of Light – Gerard Love

On May 29, 2001.

Grand Prix

On May 29, 1995, “Creation Records” label released “Grand Prix”, the fifth Teenage Fanclub album. It was recorded September–October 1994, at “The Manor” in Shipton-on-Cherwell, and was produced by David Bianco, Norman Blake, Gerard Love, Rayomond McGinley and Paul Quinn . “Q” magazine ranked “Grand Prix” at number 72 on its of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever”.

Personnel:

  • Norman Blake– vocals, guitar, sleeve design
  • Gerard Love– vocals, bass, sleeve design
  • Raymond McGinley– vocals, guitar, sleeve design
  • Paul Quinn – drums, sleeve design
  • David Bianco – occasional guitar, piano, vocals
  • Dinah Beamish – cello
  • Jules Singleton – violin
  • Sonia Slany – violin
  • Jocelyn Pook – viola
  • Nigel Hitchcock– alto saxophone
  • Steve Sidwell – trumpet
  • Jamie Talbot – tenor saxophone
  • Chris White – baritone saxophone
  • Dave Barker, Chas Banks, Jim Parsons – hand claps
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Sonia Slany – arrangement
  • George Borowski – guitar maintenance
  • Marcus Tomlinson – front cover photography
  • John Andrews – cover shoot co-ordinator
  • Robert Fisher – “Grand Prix” logo designer
  • Toby Egeinick – sleeve layout

Track listing:

  1. About You – Raymond McGinley
  2. Sparky’s Dream – Gerard Love
  3. Mellow Doubt – Norman Blake
  4. Don’t Look Back – Gerard Love
  5. Verisimilitude – Raymond McGinley
  6. Neil Jung – Norman Blake
  7. Tears – Norman Blake
  8. Discolite – Gerard Love
  9. Say No – Raymond McGinley
  10. Going Places – Gerard Love
  11. I’ll Make it Clear – Norman Blake
  12. I Gotta Know – Raymond McGinley
  13. Hardcore / Ballard – Norman Blake

 

On May 2, 2005.

Manma de fan club

On May 2, 2005, “PeMa” label released “Man-Made”, the eighth Teenage Fanclub  album. It was recorded February 2004-June 2004, and was produced by John McEntire.

Personnel:

  • Norman Blake- vocals, guitar
  • Gerard Love- vocals, bass
  • Raymond McGinley- vocals, guitar
  • Francis MacDonald- drums
  • John McCusker- violin, viola
  • John McEntire- piano

Track listing:

  1. It’s All in My Mind – Norman Blake
  2. Time Stops – Gerard Love
  3. Nowhere – Raymond McGinley
  4. Save – Gerard Love
  5. Slow fade –Norman Blake
  6. Only With You – Raymond McGinley
  7. Cells – Norman Blake
  8. Feel – Raymond McGinley
  9. Fallen leaves – Gerard Love
  10. Flowing – Norman Blake
  11. Born Under a Good Sign – Gerard Love
  12. Don’t Hide – Raymond McGinley