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On March 4, 1985.

On March 4, 1985, “Beggars Banquet” label released “Whatever Happened to Jugula?”, the thirteenth Roy Harper studio album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Boilerhouse Studios”, and was produced by Roy Harper.

Personnel:

  • Roy Harper– vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, percussion
  • Jimmy Page– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Tony Franklin– bass guitar
  • Nik Green – keyboards. mixing
  • Ronnie Brambles – drums
  • Steve Broughton– drums
  • Preston Heyman– drums
  • Nick Harper– semi-acoustic guitar
  • Koala Bear – sleeve notes, art work, design
  • Michael Scott – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Roy Harper, except where noted.

  1. Nineteen Forty-Eightish
  2. Bad Speech
  3. Hope – Roy Harper, David Gilmour
  4. Hangman
  5. Elizabeth
  6. Frozen Moment
  7. Twentieth Century Man
  8. Advertisement (Another Intentional Irrelevant Suicide)
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On February 11, 1985.

On February 11, 1985, “Atlantic” label released the self-titled, debut Firm album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Sol Studios” in Cookham, Berkshire, England, and was produced by Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rodgers– lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Jimmy Page– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Tony Franklin– fretless bass, keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Chris Slade– drums, percussion
  • Steve Dawson – trumpet
  • Paul “Shilts” Weimar – baritone saxophone
  • Willie Garnett – tenor saxophone
  • Don Weller– tenor saxophone solo
  • Sam Brown, Helen Chappelle, Joy Yates – backing vocals
  • Stuart Epps– engineering
  • Gordon Vicary – mastering
  • Steve Maher – cover artwork
  • Steve Privett – tape operation; supplier of tea, gin and tonics

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers, except where noted.

  1. Closer
  2. Make or Break – Paul Rodgers
  3. Someone to Love
  4. Together
  5. Radioactive – Paul Rodgers
  6. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – Phil Spector, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  7. Money Can’t Buy – Paul Rodgers
  8. Satisfaction Guaranteed
  9. Midnight Moonlight

On February 3, 1986.

On February 3, 1986, “Atlantic” label released “Mean Business”, the second and final Firm studio album. It was recorded in 1985, and was produced by Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers and Julian Mendelsohn.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rodgers– vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, piano
  • Jimmy Page– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Tony Franklin– fretless bass, keyboards, synthesizer, back vocals
  • Chris Slade– drums, percussion
  • Aubrey Powell Productions – cover design
  • Barry Diament – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Fortune Hunter – Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers
  2. Cadillac – Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers
  3. All the King’s Horses – Paul Rodgers
  4. Live in Peace – Paul Rodgers
  5. Tear Down the Walls – Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers
  6. Dreaming – Tony Franklin
  7. Free to Live – Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers
  8. Spirit of Love – Paul Rodgers

 

On June 19, 1982.

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On June 19, 1988, “Geffen” label released “Outrider”, the first Jimmy Page solo studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “The Sol”, and was produced by Jimmy Page. The album was certified Gold in the US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Page– guitars, synthesizer, vocals
  • Barriemore Barlow– drums, percussion
  • Jason Bonham– drums, percussion
  • Chris Farlowe– vocals
  • Tony Franklin– bass guitar
  • Felix Krish– bass guitar
  • Durban Laverde – bass guitar
  • John Miles– vocals
  • Robert Plant– vocals
  • Peter Ashworth – photography
  • Dick Beetham – assistant engineering
  • Steve Hoyland – assistant engineering
  • JL – artwork and cover co-ordination
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Leif Mases – engineering, mixing

Track listing:

  1. Wasting My Time – Jimmy Page, John Miles
  2. Wanna Make Love – Jimmy Page, John Miles
  3. Writers of Winter – Jimmy Page
  4. The Only One – Jimmy page, Robert Plant
  5. Liquid Mercury – Jimmy Page
  6. Hummingbird – Leon Russell
  7. Emerald Eyes – Jimmy Page
  8. Prison Blues – Jimmy Page, Chris Farlowe
  9. Blues Anthem (If I Cannot Have Your Love…) – Jimmy Page, Chris Farlowe