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On January 11, 1984.

On January 11, 1984, “Sire” label released “Learning to Crawl”, the third Pretenders studio album. It was recorded May 1982 – 1983, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Chrissie Hynde – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Robbie McIntosh – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Malcolm Foster – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Martin Chambers – lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion
  • Billy Bremner – vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
  • Tony Butler – bass guitar
  • Andrew Bodnar – vocals, bass guitar
  • Paul Carrack – vocals, piano
  • Steve Churchyard – engineer
  • Peter Barrett – art direction
  • Paul Cox – front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Chrissie Hynde, except where noted.

  1. Middle of the Road
  2. Back on the Chain Gang
  3. Time the Avenger
  4. Watching the Clothes
  5. Show Me
  6. Thumbelina
  7. My City Was Gone
  8. Thin Line Between Love and Hate – Richard Poindexter, Robert Poindexter, Jackie Members
  9. I Hurt You
  10. 2000 Miles

On November 11, 1985.

On November 11, 1985, “Atco” label released “White City: A Novel”, the fourth Pete Townshend studio album. It was recorded in 1985, and was produced by Chris Thomas.

Personnel:

  • Pete Townshend – vocals; guitar
  • John “Rabbit” Bundrick – keyboards
  • Tony Butler – bass guitar
  • Phil Chen – bass guitar
  • Chucho Merchan – bass guitar
  • Pino Palladino – bass guitar
  • Steve Barnacle – bass guitar
  • Mark Brzezicki – drums
  • Simon Phillips – drums
  • Clem Burke – drums
  • David Gilmour – guitar
  • Peter Hope-Evans – harmonica
  • Kick Horns: Simon Clarke, Roddy Lorimer, Tim Sanders, Peter Thoms
  • Ewan Stewart – voice (spoken word)
  • Emma Townshend – backing vocals
  • Jackie Challenor – backing vocals
  • Mae McKenna – backing vocals
  • Lorenza Johnson – backing vocals
  • Justine Frischmann – backing vocals
  • Bill Price – recording
  • Chris Ludwinski – assistant engineer
  • Dave Edwards – assistant engineer
  • Jules Bowen – assistant engineer
  • Richard Evans – art direction; cover design; inner sleeve photography
  • Alex Henderson – front cover photography
  • Malcolm Heywood – inner sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Pete Townshend, except where noted.

  1. Give Blood
  2. Brilliant Blues
  3. Face the Face
  4. Hiding Out
  5. Secondhand Lover
  6. Crashing by Design
  7. I Am Secure
  8. White City Fighting
  9. Come to Mama

On September 14, 1993.

On September 14, 1993, “Fox” label released “The Buffalo Skinners”, the sixth Big Country studio album. It was recorded in 1993 and was produced by Stuart Adamson, Tony Butler, and Bruce Watson.

Personnel:

  • Stuart Adamson— vocals, guitar
  • Tony Butler— bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Bruce Watson— guitar, mandolin
  • Colin Berwick— keyboards
  • Simon Phillips— drums
  • Joe Bull— programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Stuart Adamson; except where noted.

  1. Alone
  2. Seven Waves – Bruce Watson
  3. What Are You Working For
  4. The One I Love – Stuart Adamson, Bruce Watson
  5. Long Way Home
  6. The Selling of America – Stuart Adamson, Bruce Watson
  7. We’re Not in Kansas
  8. Ships – Stuart Adamson, Bruce Watson
  9. All Go Together – Stuart Adamson, Bruce Watson
  10. Winding Wind
  11. Pink Marshmallow Moon – Stuart Adamson, Bruce Watson
  12. Chester’s Farm

 

On July 14, 1986.

On July 14, 1986, “Mercury” label released “The Seer”, the third Big Country studio album. It was recorded November 1985 – February 1986 and was produced by Robin Millar.

Personnel:

  • Stuart Adamson– vocals, guitar
  • Bruce Watson- guitar, mandolin, sitar
  • Mark Brzezicki– vocals, drums, percussion
  • Tony Butler– vocals, bass, steel guitar
  • Kate Bush- backing vocals
  • June Miles-Kingston- backing vocals
  • Davie Duncan – bodhran

Track listing:

All tracks by Stuart Adamson, except where noted.

  1. Look Away
  2. The Seer – Stuart Adamson, Bruce Watson
  3. The Teacher
  4. I Walk the Hill – Stuart Adamson, Tony Butler
  5. Eiledon
  6. One Great Thing – Stuart Adamson, Tony Butler
  7. Hold the Heart
  8. Remembrance Day
  9. The Red Fox
  10. Sailor

 

On June 14, 1982.

On June 14, 1982, “Atco” label released “All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes”, the third Pete Townshend studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, and was produced by Chris Thomas. “All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes” contains some tracks that were salvaged from later albums by his band the Who, and was released three months before the album “It’s Hard”.

Personnel:

  • Pete Townshend– vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Virginia Astley– piano
  • Tony Butler– bass guitar
  • Peter Hope-Evans– harmonica
  • Mark Brzezicki– drums
  • Simon Phillips– drums
  • Jody Linscott– percussion
  • Chris Stainton– additional keyboards
  • Poli Palmer– tuned percussion
  • John Lewis – Fairlight CMIprogramming
  • Ann Odell – brass arrangement
  • Bill Price– engineer
  • Mark Freegard – assistant engineer
  • Tim Young – mastering engineer
  • Carol Starr – photography
  • Chalkie Davis – photography
  • Michael Spry – photographic prints
  • Ike King – hair
  • Jacqui Lefton – makeup
  • Kenny McDonald – tailor

Track listing:

All tracks by Pete Townshend, except where noted.

  1. Stop Hunting People
  2. The Sea Refuses No River – Pete Townshend, Alan Rogan
  3. Prelude – Pete Townshend, Andy Newman
  4. Face Dances Pt. 2
  5. Exquisitely Bored
  6. Communication
  7. Stardom in Action
  8. Uniforms (Corp d’Espirit)
  9. North Country Girl
  10. Somebody Saved Me (performed by The Who on 1981 album “Face Dances”)
  11. Slit Skirts

On July 15, 1983.

On July 15, 1983, “Mercury” label released “The Crossing”, the debut Big Country studio album. It was recorded in May 1983, at “The Manor” in Oxfordshire, “RAK Studios” in London, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite. In December 1983, “The Crossing” was certified Platinum in Canada by “CRIA”, and in February 1984 it was certified Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Stuart Adamson– vocals, guitar, piano, e-bow
  • Bruce Watson– guitar, mandolin, sitar, vocals, e-bow
  • Tony Butler– bass, vocals
  • Mark Brzezicki– drums, percussion, vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Stuart Adamson, Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, Bruce Watson, except where noted.

  1. In a Big Country
  2. Chance
  3. 1000 Stars
  4. The Storm
  5. Harvest Home
  6. Lost Patrol
  7. Close Action
  8. Fields of Fire (400 Miles)
  9. Porrohman

 

In January 1984.

learning_to_crawl

In January 1984, “Sire” label released “Learning to Crawl”, the third Pretenders album. It was recorded 1982 – 1983, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas. The album was released after a hiatus, during which time James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon died of drug overdoses.

Personnel:

  • Chrissie Hynde– lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Robbie McIntosh– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Malcolm Foster– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Martin Chambers– drums, backing and lead vocals, percussion
  • Billy Bremner– lead guitar, rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Tony Butler– bass guitar
  • Andrew Bodnar– bass guitar, vocals
  • Paul Carrack– piano and vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Chrissie Hynde, except where noted.

  1. Middle of the Road
  2. Back on the Chain Gang
  3. Time the Avenger
  4. Watching the Clothes
  5. Show Me
  6. Thumbelina
  7. My City Was Gone
  8. Thin Line Between Love and Hate – Richard Poindexter, Robert Poindexter, Jackie Members
  9. I Hurt You
  10. 2000 Miles

 

On April 21, 1980.

Empty Glass

On April 21, 1980, “Atco” label released “Empty Glass”, the third Pete Townshend solo album, and his first one with original material. It was recorded 1979 – 1980, at “Eel Pie Studios” and “A.I.R. Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas and Pete Townshend. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 57, on its list of the “100 Greatest Albums of the 1980s”.

Personnel:

  • Pete Townshend: vocals, guitars, synths
  • John “Rabbit” Bundrick: “straight” keyboards
  • Simon Phillips: drums
  • James Asher: drums
  • Kenney Jones: drums
  • Mark Brzezicki: drums
  • Tony Butler: bass guitar
  • Raphael Rudd: brass arrangements
  • Peter Hope-Evans: harmonica
  • Ted Jensen- mastering engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Pete Townshend.

  1. Rough Boys
  2. I Am an Animal
  3. And I Moved
  4. Let My Love Open the Door
  5. Jools and Jim
  6. Keep on Working
  7. Cat’s in the Cupboard
  8. A Little is Enough
  9. Empty Glass
  10. Gonna Get Ya

On April 7, 1997.

Dig_your_own_hole

On April 7, 1997, “Virgin” label released “Dig Your Own Hole”, the second Chemical Brothers studio album. It was recorded 1996 – 1997, at “Orinoco Studios” in London, and was produced by Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons. In 1998,  “Q”  magazine  readers voted “Dig Your Own Hole” the 49th greatest album of all time, and in 2000, placed it at number 42 in its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever”. In 2014,  NME magazine ranked the album at number 414 in its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Track listing:

All tracks by The Chemical Brothers, except where noted.

  1. Block Rockin’ Beats – Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons, Jesse Weaver
  2. Dig Your Own Hole
  3. Elektrobank – Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons, Keith Murray
  4. Piku
  5. Setting Sun – Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons, Noel Gallagher
  6. It Doesn’t Matter – Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons, Paul Conley, John Emelin, Tom Flye, Rusty Ford, Kim King
  7. Don’t Stop the Rock – Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons, Tony Butler
  8. Get Up on it Like This – Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons, Quincy Jones
  9. Lost in the K-Hole
  10. Where Do I Begin
  11. The Private Psychedelic Reel – Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons, Jonathan Donahue