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On November 17, 1986.

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On November 17, 1986, “Some Bizzare” label released “Infected”, the second The The album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Warne Livesey, Matt Johnson, Roli Mosimann and Gary Langan.

Personnel:

  1. Matt Johnson – vocals, guitars, keyboards, percussion
  2. Neneh Cherry – vocals
  3. Warne Livesey – organ, bass, string arrangement, backing vocals, engineer, remix
  4. Steve Hogarth – piano
  5. Judd Lander – harmonica
  6. Jeff Clyne – acoustic bass
  7. Dan Brown – electric bass
  8. Steve Brown – electric bass
  9. Dave Clayton – synth bass
  10. David Palmer – drums
  11. Roli Mosimann – percussion, programming
  12. Luís Jardim – percussion
  13. Bashiri Johnson – percussion
  14. The Deaf Section – brass
  15. Philip Eastop – French horn
  16. John Edcott – trumpet
  17. Dave DeFries – trumpet
  18. Steve Aitken – trombone
  19. Pete Beachill – trombone
  20. Ashley Slater – trombone
  21. Jamie Talbot – saxophone
  22. Bob Mintzer – saxophone
  23. Andy Blake – baritone sax
  24. John Thirkell – trumpet
  25. Guy Barker – trumpet, flugel horn
  26. Andrew Poppy – brass arrangements
  27. Astarti String Orchestra (leader Gavyn Wright) – strings
  28. The Croquets – backing vocals
  29. Anna Domino – backing vocals
  30. Zeke Manyika – backing vocals
  31. Tessa Niles – backing vocals
  32. Anne Dudley – arrangements
  33. Steve Peck – engineer
  34. Mike Johnson – engineer
  35. Gary Langan – engineer
  36. Sir Barrence Clempson – engineer assistant
  37. Mini Matt – engineer assistant
  38. Barbara Milne – engineer assistant
  39. Steve Reece – engineer assistant
  40. Mark Robinson – engineer assistant
  41. Peter Woodroffe – engineer assistant
  42. Gary Mobeley – fairlight operator
  43. Andy Dog – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Matt Johnson, except where noted.

  1. Infected
  2. Out of the Blue (Into the Fire)
  3. Heartland
  4. Angels of Deception
  5. Sweet Bird of Truth
  6. Slow Train to Dawn
  7. Twilight of a Champion – Matt Johnson, Roli Mosimann
  8. The Mercy Beat

On July 11, 1989.

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On July 11, 1989, “Some Bizzare/Epic” label released “Mind Bomb”, the third The The studio album. It was recorded October 1988 – May 1989, and was produced by Warne Livesey, Roli Mosimannand and Matt Johnson.

Personnel:

  • Matt Johnson– vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Johnny Marr– guitar, harmonica
  • James Eller –bass guitar
  • David Palmer –drums
  • Sinéad O’Connor- vocal
  • Wix– piano, keyboards, hammond organ, accordion
  • Warne Livesey– keyboards, banjo, acoustic guitar
  • Pandit Dinesh– percussion
  • Danny Cummings– percussion
  • Pedro Haldermann– percussion
  • Chris White– saxophone
  • Philip Todd– saxophone
  • Ashley Slater– trombone
  • John Eacott- flugel horn
  • Mark Feltham– harmonica
  • Danny Thompson- upright bass
  • Sarah Homer– clarinet
  • Dai Pritchard- bass clarinet
  • Hilary Storer– oboe
  • Gavyn Wright- Arabian fiddle
  • Astarti String Section- strings

Tracks listing:

All tracks by Matt Johnson, except where noted.

  1. Good Morning, Beautiful
  2. Armageddon Days Are Here (Again)
  3. The Violence of Truth
  4. Kingdom of Rain
  5. The Beat(en) Generation
  6. August & September
  7. Gravitate to Me – Matt Johnson,Johnny Marr
  8. Beyond Love

 

On February 29, 2000.

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On February 29, 2000, “Nothing Records” released “NakedSelf”, the sixth The The album. It was recorded 1999 – 2000, in New York and London, and was produced by Matt Johnson and Bruce Lampcov.

Personnel:

  • Matt Johnson – vocals, piano, organ, guitar, percussion, engineer
  • Eric Schermerhorn – guitar
  • Spencer Campbell– bass guitar
  • Earl Harvin – drums, percussion
  • Bruce Lampcov – recording, engineer
  • Dave Lee – recording
  • Roli Mosimann – engineer, mixing
  • Bill Emmons, Fred Kevorkian, Martin Jenkins, Phil Painson, Roger Scheepers – engineer assistant
  • Fran Cathcart, Prince Strickland – mixing assistant

Track listing:

  1. Boiling Point – Matt Johnson and Eric Schermerhorn
  2. Shrunken Man – Matt Johnson
  3. The Whisperers – Matt Johnson and Eric Schermerhorn
  4. Soul Catcher – Matt Johnson
  5. Global Eyes – Matt Johnson
  6. December Sunlight – Matt Johnson and Eric Schermerhorn
  7. Swine Fever – Matt Johnson
  8. Diesel Breeze – Matt Johnson and Eric Schermerhorn
  9. Weather Belle – Matt Johnson
  10. Voidy Numbness – Matt Johnson and Eric Schermerhorn
  11. Phantom Walls – Matt Johnson
  12. Salt Water – Matt Johnson and Eric Schermerhorn

On February 14, 1994.

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On February 14, 1994, “Epic” label released “Hanky Panky”, the sixth The The studio album. It was recorded in 1993, at “The War Room” in Pittsburgh, and was produced by Matt Johnson and Bruce Lampcov. The album featured cover versions of Hank Williams’ songs.

Personnel:

  • Matt Johnson- vocals, guitar, bass
  • Eric Schermerhorn- electric & slide guitar
  • Hollywood Dorsey- bass
  • Reverend Brian McLeod – drums
  • Kevin Halton – steel guitar
  • Gentleman Jim Fitting – harmonica
  • D. C. Collard – treated melodica, arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Hank Williams, arrangements/re-arrangements by Matt Johnson and D. C. Collard

  1. Honky Tonkin’
  2. Six More Miles
  3. My Heart Would Know
  4. If You’ll Be A Baby To Me
  5. I’m A Long Gone Daddy
  6. Weary Blues From Waitin’
  7. I Saw the Light
  8. Your Cheatin’ Heart
  9. I Can’t Get You Off of my Mind
  10. There’s a Tear in My Beer
  11. I Can’t Escape from You