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On September 15, 1986.

On September 15, 1986, “Geffen” label released “This Side of Paradise”, the second Ric Ocasek studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, “The Woolhall” and “The Town House” in London, and was produced by Ric Ocasek, Chris Hughes and Ross Cullum.


  • Ric Ocasek – vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards
  • Steve Stevens- guitar
  • Tom Verlaine- guitar
  • Sandy McLelland – background vocals
  • Elliot Easton- guitar
  • Greg Hawkes- bass, keyboards, background vocals
  • Chris Hughes- drums
  • Tony Levin- stick bass
  • Benjamin Orr- background vocals
  • Roland Orzabal- guitar, background vocals
  • E. Smith- guitar
  • Andy Topeka – programming, synclavier, technical maintenance
  • Ross Cullum – engineer
  • Joe Barbaria – mixing
  • Nick Egan– design
  • Arthur Eigort – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ric Ocasek except where noted.

  1. Keep on Laughin’
  2. True to You
  3. Emotion in Motion
  4. Look in Your Eyes
  5. Coming for You
  6. Mystery
  7. True Love
  8. F.J.
  9. Hello Darkness – Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes
  10. This Side of Paradise

On August 27, 1976.


On August 27, 1976, “Bronze” label released “The Roaring Silence”, the seventh Manfred Mann’s Earth Band album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Workhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by Manfred Mann, Colin Pattenden, Dave Flett, Chris Hamlet Thompson and Chris Slade.


  • Manfred Mann– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Colin Pattenden– bass
  • Dave Flett– lead guitar
  • Chris Hamlet Thompson– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Chris Slade– drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Doreen Chanter– backing vocals
  • Irene Chanter– backing vocals
  • Susanne Lynch – backing vocals
  • Mick Rogers– backing vocals
  • Barbara Thompson– saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Blinded by the Light – Bruce Springsteen
  2. Singing the Dolphin Through – Mike Heron
  3. Waiter, There’s a Yawn in My Ear – Manfred Mann
  4. The Road to Babylon – Manfred Mann, Thomas, Colin Pattenden
  5. This Side of Paradise – Manfred Mann, Thomas, Colin Pattenden
  6. Starbird – Manfred Mann, Chris Slade
  7. Questions – Manfred Mann, Chris Slade