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Cliff Richard: Listen to Cliff!

In April 1961, “Columbia” label released “Listen to Cliff!”, the third Cliff Richard studio album. It was recorded in 1960, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Norrie Paramor.


  • Cliff Richard – lead vocals
  • Hank Marvin – lead guitar
  • Bruce Welch – rhythm guitar
  • Jet Harris – bass guitar
  • Tony Meehan – drums
  • Malcolm Addey – engineer

Track listing:                                                       

  1. What’d I Say – Ray Charles
  2. Blue Moon – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  3. True Love Will Come to You – Peter Chester, Bruce Welch
  4. Lover – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  5. Unchained Melody – Alex North, Hy Zaret
  6. Idle Gossip – Floyd Huddleston, Joseph Meyer
  7. First Lesson in Love – Peter Chester, Bruce Welch
  8. Almost Like Being in Love – Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe
  9. Beat Out Dat Rhythm on a Dream – Georges Bizet, Oscar Hammerstein II
  10. Memories Linger On – Peter Chester, Bruce Welch
  11. Temptation – Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed
  12. I Live for You – Peter Chester, Bruce Welch
  13. Sentimental Journey – Les Brown, Bud Green, Ben Homer
  14. I Want You to Know – Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino
  15. We Kiss in a Shadow – Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers

On August 19, 1997.

On August 19, 1997, “EMI Music Canada” label released “Transmission”, the fourth Tea Party studio album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Alkemical Studios” in  Montreal, “NRG Studios” in Los Angeles, “Le Studio” in Morin Heights, and was produced by Jeff Marti.


  • Jeff Martin – vocals, guitar, recording, mixing
  • Stuart Chatwood – bass, keyboards, art concept
  • Jeff Burrows – drums, percussion
  • Adam Kasper – mixing
  • Don Hachey, Brian Virtue, Robert Carranza – mixing assistant
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Don Hachey, Lee Moro – recording assistant
  • Cover painting: “The Earth We Inherit” by Stuart Chatwood
  • James St. Laurent – art concept
  • Verve Graphic Design Consultants Inc – design
  • Joseph Cultice – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Martin, Stuart Chatwood and Jeff Burrows.

  1. Temptation
  2. Army Ants
  3. Psychopomp
  4. Gyroscope
  5. Alarum
  6. Release
  7. Transmission
  8. Babylon
  9. Pulse
  10. Emerald
  11. Aftermath

On July 29, 1986.

On July 29, 1986, “Family Productions” and “Columbia” labels released “The Bridge”, the tenth Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded 1985 – 1986, at “The Power Station”, “Chelsea Sound”, “RCA Studios”, in New York City and “Evergreen Studios”, in Burbank, California, and was produced by Phil Ramone. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.


  • Billy Joel– lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano, synthesizers, electric guitar, Fender Rhodes
  • Ray Charles– acoustic piano, lead vocals
  • David Brown – guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar
  • Russell Javors– guitar
  • Liberty DeVitto– drums, percussion
  • Doug Stegmeyer– bass guitar
  • Mark Rivera– tenor and alto saxophone
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer, orchestration
  • Jeff Bova– synthesizer, orchestration
  • Steve Winwood– Hammond B3 organ
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • John McCurry– guitar
  • Neil Stubenhaus– bass guitar
  • Ron Carter– acoustic bass
  • Neil Jason– bass guitar
  • Vinnie Colaiuta– drums
  • Jimmy Bralower – percussion
  • Eddie Daniels– alto saxophone
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone
  • Dave Bargeron– trombone
  • Marvin Stamm– trumpet
  • Alan Rubin– trumpet
  • Don Brooks– harmonica
  • Patrick Williams– arrangements
  • Philippe Saisse– orchestration
  • Peter Hewlett – backing vocals
  • Cyndi Lauper– harmony vocals
  • Joseph D’Ambrosio – production coordinator
  • Jim Boyer – engineer
  • Steve Boyer, David Dickson, Bradshaw Leigh, Fred Tenny – engineer assistant
  • Ricki Begin, Peter Bergren, Mark Betts, Steve Buller, Cary Butler, Gary Ciuzio, Ed Evans, Bruce Howell, Joe Lopes, Frank Rodriguez, Billy Rothschild, Joe Salvatto, Audrey Tanaka, Phil Vachon – technical support
  • Ted Jensen– mixing
  • Mark Larson – design
  • Brad Holland – cover painting
  • Patrick Demarchelier – photography
  • Larry Busacca, Phil Ramone, Charles Reilly – sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel, except where noted.

  1. Running on Ice
  2. This Is the Time
  3. A Matter of Trust
  4. Modern Woman
  5. Baby Grand
  6. Big Man on Mulberry Street
  7. Temptation
  8. Code of Silence – Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper
  9. Getting Closer

Sam Rivers: A New Conception

On November 20, 1967, “Blue Note” label released “A New Conception”, the third Sam Rivers studio album. It was recorded on October 11, 1966, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.


  • Sam Rivers – soprano and tenor saxophone, flute
  • Hal Galper– piano
  • Herbie Lewis– bass
  • Steve Ellington– drums

Track listing:

  1. When I Fall in Love – Heyman, Young
  2. I’ll Never Smile Again – Lowe
  3. Detour Ahead – Lou Carter, Ellis, John Freigo
  4. That’s All – Alan Brandt, Haymes
  5. What a Diff’rence a Day Made – Adams, Grever
  6. Temptation – Brown, Freed
  7. Secret Love – Fain, Webster

On July 15, 1997.

On July 15, 1997, “Wax Trax!” label released “Metropolis”, the fourth Sister Machine Gun studio album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Warzone Recorders & Chicago Recording Company” in Chicago and “Battery Studios K2” in New York, and was produced by Chris Randall and John Fryer.


  • Chris Randall – vocals, keyboards, piano, guitar, programming, B-3
  • Brian Sarche, Reeves Gabrels- guitar
  • Richard Deacon – bass
  • Kevin Temple – drums
  • Mars Williams – saxophone
  • Rob Thomas, Ted Falcon – violin
  • Catherine Bent, Serena Jost – cello
  • Amanda Riesman – string arrangements.
  • John Fryer- additional programming, Radio Shack 50-in-one science kit, backing vocals
  • Martin Czembor – German rant, NYC street noise, backing vocals
  • Lisa Randall – harangue
  • Jason McNinch – additional programming
  • Jaye Steiner – live sound
  • Robin Glowski – design

Track listing:

  1. This Metal Sky
  2. Desperation
  3. Temptation
  4. Think
  5. Living Without You
  6. Torque
  7. White Lightning
  8. Everything
  9. What Do You Want From Me
  10. Admit
  11. Bitter End
  12. Cut Down

The Shadows: Dance with the Shadows

In May 1964, “Columbia” label released “Dance with The Shadows”, the third Shadows (The) studio album. It was recorded in 1964, and was produced by Nome Paramor.


  • Hank Marvin – vocals, lead guitar, piano
  • Bruce Welch – vocals, rhythm guitar
  • John Rostill– bass guitar
  • Brian Locking– bass guitar
  • Brian Bennett– drums
  • Malcolm Addey – engineer
  • David Steen – photography
  • Norrie Paramor – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Chattanooga Choo Choo – Mack Gordon, Harry Warren
  2. Blue Shadows – Brian Bennett, Brian ‘Licorice’ Locking, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch
  3. Fandango – Johnny Bradford, Frank Perkins
  4. Tonight (from West Side Story) – Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim
  5. That’s the Way It Goes – Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch
  6. Big B – Brian Bennett
  7. In the Mood – Joe Garland, Andy Razaf
  8. Lonely Bull(El Solo Toro) – Sol Lake
  9. Dakota – Alan Braden
  10. French Dressing – Brian Bennett
  11. The High and the Mighty – Dimitri Tiomkin
  12. Don’t It Make You Feel Good – Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch
  13. Zambesi – Nico Carstens, Anton De Waal
  14. Temptation – Nacio Brown, Arthur Freed

On April 8, 1983.

The luxury gap

On April 8, 1983, “Virgin” label released The Luxury Gap”, the second Heaven 17 album. It was recorded at “Townhouse Studios”, “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by British Electric Foundation and Greg Walsh. In 1984, the album was certified Platinum by “BPI”.


  • Glenn Gregory– vocals
  • Ian Craig Marsh– synthesizer programming
  • Martyn Ware– Linn LM-1, synthesizer programming, vocals
  • Simon Phillips- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Glenn Gregory, Ian Craig Marsh, Martyn Ware.

  1. Crushed by the Wheels of Industry
  2. Who’ll Stop the Rain
  3. Let Me Go
  4. Key to the World
  5. Temptation
  6. Come Live With Me
  7. Lady Ice and Mr Hex
  8. We Live So Fast
  9. The Best Kept Secret



Elvis Costello: Get Happy!!


On February 15, 1980, “F-Beat” label released “Get Happy!!”, the fourth Elvis Costello album, third one with the Attractions. It was recorded in October 1979, and was produced by Nick Lowe. Album sleeve was designed by “F-Beat” art director Barney Bubbles. Magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “Get Happy” at number 11 of its list of the “100 Greatest Albums of the 1980s”. In 2012, “Slant”  magazine ranked the album at number 68 on its list of “Best Albums of the 1980s.


  • Elvis Costello– vocals, guitar, organ, all instruments on “New Amsterdam”
  • Steve Nieve– piano, organ
  • Bruce Thomas– bass, harmonica
  • Pete Thomas– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Elvis Costello except where noted.

  1. Love for Tender
  2. Opportunity
  3. The Imposter
  4. Secondary Modern
  5. King Horse
  6. Possession
  7. Man Called Uncle
  8. Clowntime Is Over
  9. New Amsterdam
  10. High Fidelity
  11. I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down – Homer Banks, Allen Jones
  12. Black & White World
  13. 5ive Gears in Reverse
  14. B Movie
  15. Motel Matches
  16. Human Touch
  17. Beaten to the Punch
  18. Temptation
  19. I Stand Accused – Tony Colton, Ray Smith
  20. Riot Act