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In June 1985.

In June 1985, “Kitchenware” label released “Steve McQueen”, the second Prefab Sprout studio album. It was recorded 1984 – 1985, at “Nomis Studios” in London, and was produced by Thomas Dolby. Due to legal conflict with the estate of American actor Steve McQueen, the album was released in US by the name “The Wheels Good”.

Personnel:

  • Neil Conti– drums, percussion
  • Martin McAloon – bass
  • Paddy McAloon– composition, guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Wendy Smith – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Kevin Armstrong– guitar
  • Mark Lockhart – saxophone
  • Matt Barry, Brian Evans, Tim Hunt, Dana, Andy Scarth, Chris Sheldon, Kathy Smith, Sven Taits – engineering
  • Thomas Dolby– instruments, mixing
  • East Orange – sleeve design
  • Mike Shipley – mixing, mixdown engineering
  • Phil Thornally – mixing
  • John Warwick – photography, hand-colouring

Track listing:

All tracks by Paddy McAloon.

  1. Faron Young
  2. Bonny
  3. Appetite
  4. When Love Breaks Down
  5. Goodbye Lucille #1
  6. Hallelujah
  7. Moving the River
  8. Horsin’ Around
  9. Desire As
  10. Blueberry Pies
  11. When the Angels
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In April 1988.

In April 1988, “EMI” label released “Aliens Ate My Buick”, the third Thomas Dolby studio album. It was recorded in 1988, and was produced by Thomas Dolby.

Personnel:

  • Thomas Dolby – keyboards, vocals
  • Larry Treadwell – guitar
  • Terry Jackson – bass
  • David Owens – drums
  • Mike Kapitan – synthesizer
  • Arno Lucas – congas, timbales
  • Laura Creamer– percussion, vocals
  • Bill Watrous– trombone

Track listing:

All tracks by Thomas Dolby except where noted

  1. The Key to Her Ferrari
  2. Airhead – Thomas Dolby, Grant Morris
  3. Hot Sauce – George Clinton
  4. Pulp Culture
  5. My Brain Is Like a Sieve
  6. The Ability to Swing – Thomas Dolby, Matthew Seligman
  7. Budapest by Blimp

 

In March 1982.

In March 1982, “Venice in Peril” label released “The Golden Age of Wireless” the debut Thomas Dolby album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Thomas Dolby and Tim Friese-Greene.

Personnel:

  • Thomas Dolby – vocals, drum programs, wave computer, backing vocals, synthesizer, piano, monk voice, kalimba
  • James Allen – backing vocals
  • Kevin Armstrong– guitar, backing vocals
  • Dave Birch – guitar, monk voice
  • Bosco – percussion
  • Les Chappel – backing vocals
  • Judy Evans – backing vocals
  • Lesley Fairbairn – backing vocals
  • Mark Heyward-Chaplin – bass guitar
  • Justin Hildreth – drums
  • Simon House– violin
  • Tim Kerr – violin
  • Mutt Lange– backing vocals
  • Simon Lloyd – leadline brass, flute
  • Lene Lovich– backing vocals
  • John Marsh – shipping forecast
  • Daniel Miller– synthesizer
  • Guido Orlando – Chilean translations, distress, grace
  • Andy Partridge– harmonica, percussion
  • Magnus Pyke– voiceover
  • Matthew Seligman– Moog bass
  • Miriam Stockley – backing vocals
  • Bruce Woolley– backing vocals, monk voice
  • Akiko Yano– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Thomas Dolby, except where noted.

  1. Flying North
  2. Commercial Breakup – Thomas Dolby, Tim Kerr
  3. Weightless
  4. Europa and the Pirate Twins
  5. Windpower
  6. The Wreck of The Fairchild
  7. Airwaves
  8. Radio Silence
  9. Cloudburst at Shingle Street

In February 1984.

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In February 1984, “EMI” label released “The Flat Earth”, the second Thomas Dolby album. It was recorded 1982 – 1983, and was produced by Thomas Dolby.

Personnel:

  • Thomas Dolby -vocals, piano, effects
  • Kevin Armstrong- guitar, trumpet, backing vocals
  • Matthew Seligman- bass
  • Clif Brigden -percussion, electronic drums
  • Adele Bertei- backing vocals
  • Lesley Fairbairn – backing vocals
  • Lionel Richie- backing vocals
  • Bruce Woolley- backing vocals
  • Robyn Hitchcock- vocals (spoken)
  • Peter Thoms- trombone
  • Louise Ulfstedt -vocals
  • Matthew Salt – tins, thundersheet
  • Mike Shipley, Alan Douglas – mixing
  • Dan Lacksman – engineer
  • Wally Traugott – mastering .

Track listing:

All tracks by Thomas Dolby, except where noted.

  1. Dissidents – Thomas Dolby, Kevin Armstrong,Matthew Seligman
  2. The Flat Earth
  3. Screen Kiss
  4. White City
  5. Mulu the Rain Forest
  6. I Scare Myself – Dan Hicks
  7. Hyperactive!

On March 23, 1988.

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On March 23, 1988, “Geffen” label released “Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm”, the 13th Joni Mitchell album. It was recorded 1986 – 1987, and was produced by Joni Mitchell and Larry Klein.

Personnel:

  • Joni Mitchell – vocals, guitar, keyboards, drum programming
  • Manu Katché- drums, percussion, talking drum, snare drum, background vocals
  • Steven Lindsey – organ
  • Larry Klein- bass; keyboards, congas, programming, background vocals
  • Michael Landau– guitar, background vocals
  • Steve Stevens- lead guitar
  • Wayne Shorter- saxophones
  • Thomas Dolby- marimba
  • Peter Gabriel– vocals
  • Benjamin Orr- background vocals
  • Don Henley- background vocals
  • Iron Eyes Cody– vocals
  • Wendy Melvoin- background vocals
  • Lisa Coleman- background vocals
  • Billy Idol– vocals
  • Tom Petty– vocals
  • Julie Last – background vocals
  • Willie Nelson- vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Joni Mitchell, except where noted.

  1. My Secret Place
  2. Number One
  3. Lakota – Joni Mitchell and Larry Klein
  4. The Tea Leaf Prophecy – (Lay Down Your Arms) – Joni Mitchell and Larry Klein
  5. Dancin’ Clown
  6. Cool Water – Joni Mitchell and Bob Nolan
  7. The Beat of Black Wings
  8. Snakes and Ladders – Joni Mitchell and Larry Klein
  9. The Reoccurring Dream – Joni Mitchell and Larry Klein
  10. A Bird That Whistles (Corrina, Corrina) – traditional

On March 14, 1988.

Langley Park

On March 14, 1988, “Kitchenware” label released “From Langley Park to Memphis” the third Prefab Sprout studio album. It was recorded in 1987, and was produced by Thomas Dolby, Jon Kelly, Paddy McAloon and Andy Richards.

Track listing:

All tracks by Paddy McAloon

  1. The King of Rock ‘N’ Roll
  2. Cars and Girls
  3. I Remember That
  4. Enchanted
  5. Nightingales
  6. Hey Manhattan!
  7. Knock On Wood
  8. The Golden Calf
  9. Nancy (Let Your Hair Down For Me)
  10. The Venus of the Soup Kitchen