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In May 1990.

In May 1990, “Virgin” label released “1234”, the second Propaganda studio album. It was recorded in 1990, and was produced by Ian Stanley and Chris Hughes. The cover art is a close-up of part of the statue “Unique Forms of Continuity in Space” by Umberto Boccioni.

Personnel:

  • Betsi Miller – vocals
  • Michael Mertens – keyboards, electronics
  • Ian Stanley – Fairlight synthesizer
  • Chris Hughes – computer
  • Derek Forbes – bass guitar
  • Brian McGee – drums
  • Neil Taylor, Andy Ross, David Gilmour – guitar
  • Ross Cullum – rhythm guitar
  • David Paton, Pino Palladino – bass guitar
  • Jürgen Dahmen – keyboards
  • Andy Richards, Blue Weaver – Fairlight synthesizer
  • Simon Clark – Hammond organ, keyboards
  • Greg Hawkes – synthesizer
  • Mel Collins – soprano saxophone
  • Alan Lee Kirkendale – trumpet
  • Susanne Freytag – voice
  • Howard Jones, Tessa Niles – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Vicious Circle – Michael Mertens, Betsi Miller, Derek Forbes, Ralf Dörper
  2. Heaven Give Me Words – Howard Jones, Ian Stanley, Michael Mertens
  3. Your Wildlife – Betsi Miller, Michael Mertens, Ian Stanley, Chris Hughes, Howard Jones
  4. Only One World – Derek Forbes, Michael Martens, Betsi Miller, Ralf Dörper
  5. How Much Love – Michael Mertens, Betsi Miller, Derek Forbes
  6. Vicious (reprise) – Michael Mertens, Betsi Miller, Derek Forbes, Ralf Dörper
  7. Ministry of Fear – Michael Mertens, Derek Forbes
  8. Wound in My Heart – Derek Forbes, Michael Mertens, Betsi Miller, Ralf Dörper
  9. La Carne, La Morte E Il Diavolo – Michael Mertens

On March 2, 1987.

On March 2, 1987, “Island” label released “Saint Julian”, the third Julian Cope album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Warne Livesey and Ed Stasium.

Personnel:

  • Julian Cope – vocals, 9-string rhythm guitar, as Double DeHarrison performs organ, Hohner clavinet
  • Donald Ross Skinner – electric, slide, and ‘airhead’ guitar,screams
  • James Eller – bass guitar
  • Chris Whitten – drums
  • Warne Livesey – synthesizer, strings
  • Paul Crockford – Ace Tone organ
  • Richard Frost (credited asKeith-Richard Frost) – string machine
  • Kate St. John – cor anglais
  • Dee Lewis, Tessa Niles – chorus vocals, chorus agreement vocals
  • Felix Kendall – recording engineer
  • George Schilling – recording engineer
  • P. St. John Nettleton, Island Art – sleeve design
  • Peter Ashworth – cover photography
  • Lawrence Watson – inner photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Julian Cope, except where noted..

  1. Trampolene
  2. Shot Down
  3. Eye’s Volcano (Covered in Sin)
  4. Spacehopper
  5. Planet Ride
  6. World Shut Your Mouth
  7. Saint Julian
  8. Pulsar
  9. Screaming Secrets
  10. A Crack in the Clouds

On June 20, 1989.

On June 20, 1989, “Arista” label released the self – titled, debut and the only Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe album. It was recorded 1988 – 1989, at “La Frette Studios” in Paris, “AIR Studios” in Montserrat, British West Indies, “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Jon Anderson and Chris Kimsey.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson– lead vocals
  • Bill Bruford– Tama acoustic drums, Simmons SDX electronic drums
  • Rick Wakeman– keyboards
  • Steve Howe– guitars
  • Tony Levin– vocals, bass, Chapman stick
  • Matt Clifford – vocals, keyboards, programming, orchestration
  • Milton McDonald– rhythm guitar
  • The Oxford Circus Singers – Deborah Anderson, Tessa Niles, Carol Kenyon, Frank Dunnery
  • M.C. Singers – Jon, Matt, Chris
  • Emerald Isle Community Singers
  • In Seine Singers
  • Chris Kimsey– engineering
  • Chris Potter – engineering
  • Giles Sampic – engineering
  • Rupert Coulson – assistant engineering
  • George Cowen – assistant engineering
  • Steve Orchard – assistant engineering
  • “Texas” Joe Hammer – percussion programming
  • Chris Ranson – group technician
  • Michael Barbiero– mixing
  • Steve Thompson – mixing
  • George Cowan – assistant mixing
  • Olivier Bloch-Laine – assistant
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Roger Dean– artwork, painting, design
  • Martyn Dean – stage design consultant

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, and Bill Bruford, except where noted.

  1. Themes
    1. SoundThe
    2. Second Attention
  • Soul Warrior
  1. Fist of Fire
  2. Brother of Mine
  3. The Big Dream
  4. Nothing Can Come Between Us
  • Long Lost Brother of Mine – Geoff Downes
  1. Birthright – Max Bacon
  2. The Meaning
  3. Quartet
  4. I Wanna Learn
  5. She Gives Me Love – Ben Dowling
  • Who Was the First
  1. I’m Alive
  2. Teakbois
  3. Order of the Universe
  4. Order Theme
  5. Rock Gives Courage – Rhett Lawrence
  • It’s So Hard to Grow
    1. The Universe

In November 1986.

In November 1986, “Numa” label released “Strange Charm”, the eighth Gary Numan studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Rock City Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by Gary Numan, The Wave Team, Ade Orange, Bill Sharpe and Nick Smith.

Personnel:

  • Gary Numan– vocals, keyboards, guitar, mixing
  • Tessa Niles– backing vocals
  • Mike Smith – keyboards
  • Dick Morrissey– saxophone
  • Martin Elliott – bass
  • Rrussell Bell – guitar, backing vocals
  • Ade Orange – guitar, keyboards
  • Chris Payne– violin
  • Ian Herron – drum machine programming
  • Roger Odelle – drum programming
  • Bill Sharpe– keyboards
  • Linda Taylor – backing vocals
  • Mark Railton – guitar
  • Jess Lidyard– percussion
  • Tim Summerhayes – engineer
  • Arun Chekraverty, Jeff Hanen – audio mastering
  • Patti Burris – make-up
  • Lewis Ziolek – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Numan, except where noted.

  1. My Breathing
  2. Unknown and Hostile
  3. The Sleeproom
  4. New Thing from London Town – lyrics by Gary Numan, music by Bill Sharpe
  5. I Can’t Stop
  6. Strange Charm
  7. The Need
  8. This Is Love

 

On August 29, 1989.

Steel Wheels

On August 29, 1989, “Rolling Stones” label released “Steel Wheels”, the 19th Rolling Stones studio album. It was recorded March – June 1989, at “Air Studios” in Montserrat, and was produced by Chris Kimsey and The Glimmer Twins. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”. “Steel Wheels” was the last Bill Wyman’s full-length studio album with The Rolling Stones.

Personnel:

  • Mick Jagger– lead and backing vocals, electric and acoustic guitars; harmonica, percussion, keyboards
  • Keith Richards– electric, acoustic and classical guitar, backing vocals; lead vocals, bicycle spokes
  • Ronnie Wood– electric and acoustic guitar, bass guitar and acoustic bass, backing vocals, dobro
  • Bill Wyman– bass guitar
  • Charlie Watts– drums
  • Chuck Leavell– organ, piano, keyboards
  • Matt Clifford – electricand acoustic piano, clavinet, harmonium, percussion programming, strings
  • Sarah Dash– backing vocals
  • Lisa Fischer– backing vocals
  • Bernard Fowler– backing vocals
  • Luis Jardim– percussion
  • Phil Beer– mandolin, fiddle
  • The Kick Horns– brass
  • Roddy Lorimer– trumpet
  • The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir AttarFarafina – African-Moroccan instruments
  • Sonia Morgan – backing vocals
  • Tessa Niles– backing vocals
  • Recording engineer – Christopher Marc Potter
  • Assistant engineer – Rupert Coulson
  • Recorded at Air Studios, Montserrat
  • Mixed by Michael Brauer, Christopher Marc Potter, Chris Kimsey
  • Art direction and design – John Warwicker
  • Logo design – Mark Morton
  • Mastering – Ted Jensen

Track listing:

All tracks by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except “Almost Hear You Sigh” co-written by Steve Jordan.

  1. Sad Sad sad
  2. Mixed Emotions
  3. Terrifying
  4. Hold On to Your Heart
  5. Hearts for Sale
  6. Blinded by Love
  7. Rock and a Hard Place
  8. Can’t Be Seen
  9. Almost Hear Your Sign
  10. Continental Drift
  11. Break the Spell
  12. Slipping Away

 

On March 6, 1995.

Beggar_On_A_Beach_Of_Gold

On March 6, 1995, “Atlantic” label released “Beggar on a Beach of Gold”, the fourth Mike + the Mechanics album. It was recorded  1993 -1995, and was produced by Mike Rutherford and Christopher Neil.

Personnel:

  • Mike Rutherford– guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Paul Carrack– vocals, keyboards
  • Paul Young– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Peter Van Hooke– drums
  • Adrian Lee– keyboards
  • Clem Clempson– guitar
  • A. Robertson– keyboards
  • Paul “Wix” Wickens– keyboards
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Gary Wallis– drums
  • Katie Kissoon– backing vocals
  • Tessa Niles– backing vocals
  • Dale Newman – programming
  • David Frangioni – drum programming
  • Rich Mendelson – drum programming

Track listing:

  1. A Beggar on a Beach of Gold – Mike Rutherford, A. Robertson
  2. Another Cup of Coffee – Mike Rutherford, Christopher Neil
  3. You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me – Smokey Robinson
  4. Mea Culpa – Mike Rutherford, Christopher Neil
  5. Over My Shoulder – Mike Rutherford, Paul Carrack
  6. Someone Always Hates Someone – Mike Rutherford, Christopher Neil
  7. The Ghost of Sex and You – Mike Rutherford, B.A.Robertson
  8. Web of Lies – Mike Rutherford, Paul Carrack
  9. Plain and Simple – Mike Rutherford, B.A.Robertson
  10. Something to Believe In – Mike Rutherford, Christopher Neil
  11. A House of Many Rooms – Mike Rutherford, B.A. Robertson
  12. I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever) – Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright
  13. Going, Going… Home – Mike Rutherford, Christopher Neil

On January 29, 1990.

Fish Vigil

On January 29, 1990, “EMI” label released “Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors” the debut Fish solo album. It was recorded in 1989, and was produced by Jon Kelly.

Personnel:

  • Fish (Derek W. Dick)- all vocals
  • Frank Usher- guitars
  • Hal Lindes- guitars
  • Janick Gers- guitars
  • John Giblin- bass guitars
  • Mickey Simmonds– keyboards, piano, drum programming
  • Davy Spillane– pipes, whistles
  • Phil Cunningham- whistles; accordion; bodhrán
  • Aly Bain- violin
  • Gavyn Wright- violin
  • Alison Jones – violin
  • Mark Brzezicki- drums
  • John Keeble- drums
  • Luís Jardim- percussion
  • Carol Kenyon, Tessa Niles- backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Vigil – Dereck W. Dick, Mickey Simmonds
  2. Big Wedge = Dereck W. Dick, Mickey Simmonds
  3. State of Mind – Dereck W. Dick, Hal Lindes, Mickey Simmonds
  4. The Company – Dereck W. Dick, Mickey Simmonds
  5. A Gentleman’s Excuse Me –Dereck W. Dick, Mickey Simmonds
  6. Family Business – Dereck W. Dick, Hal Lindes, Mickey Simmonds
  7. View From The Hill – Dereck W. Dick, Janick Gers
  8. Cliché – Dereck W. Dick, Hal Lindes, Mickey Simmonds

 

On November 7, 1989.

Eric_Clapton - Journey Man

On November 7, 1989, “Duck” label released “Journeyman”, the eleventh Eric Clapton studio album. It was recorded in 1989, and was produced by Russ Tielman. Clapton won “Grammy Award” for “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” in 1990 for the song “Bad Love”. “Journeyman” became the first Clapton’s solo studio album to go double platinum.

Personnel:

  • Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals, Dobro, design
  • Nathan East– bass, background vocals
  • Jim Keltner– percussion, drums, tambourine, drum programming
  • Phil Collins– drums , background & harmony vocals
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Robert Cray– guitar
  • Phil Palmer– guitar
  • John Tropea– rhythm guitar
  • George Harrison– guitar & harmony vocals
  • Cecil Womack– acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Jerry Lynn Williams– guitar, background & harmony vocals
  • Gary Burton– vibraphone
  • Jeff Bova– synthesizer programming, drum programming, synthesizer horns
  • Jimmy Bralower – drum programming
  • Alan Clark– synthesizer, keyboards, Hammond organ, sequencing
  • Robbie Kondor– synthesizer, harmonica, keyboards, vocoder, drum programming
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer
  • Robby Kilgore – synthesizer
  • Greg Phillinganes– synthesizer, piano, keyboards, background vocals
  • Richard Tee– piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Carole Steele – percussion, conga, tambourine
  • Arif Mardin– arranger, string arrangements
  • Linda Womack– vocals
  • Daryl Hall– harmony vocals
  • Tawatha Agee – background vocals
  • Lani Groves – background vocals
  • Chaka Khan– background vocals
  • Tessa Niles– background vocals
  • Vanessa Thomas – background vocals
  • Hank Crawford– alto saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone
  • David “Fathead” Newman– tenor saxophone
  • Jon Faddis– trumpet
  • Lew Soloff– trumpet
  • Pino Palladino- bass

Track listing:

  1. Pretending – Jerry Lynn Williams
  2. Anything for Your Love – Jerry Lynn Williams
  3. Bad Love – Eric Clapton, Mick Jones
  4. Running on Faith – Jerry Lynn Williams
  5. Hard Times – Ray Charles
  6. Hound Dog – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  7. No Alibis – Jerry Lynn Williams
  8. Run So Far – George Harrison
  9. Old Love – Eric Clapton, Robert Cray
  10. Breaking Point – Marty Grebb, Jerry Lynn Williams
  11. Lead Me On – Cecil Womack, Linda Womack
  12. Before You Accuse Me – Ellas McDaniel