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On August 2, 1994.

On August 2, 1994, “Butterfly Records” label released “Pandemonium”, the ninth Killing Joke studio album. It was recorded 1993 – 1994, at “Townhouse Studios”, “Metropolis Studios”, and “Butterfly Studios” in London, “York Street Studio” in Auckland, New Zealand, “EMI Studios”, “Hani Mehana Studios”, “The King’s Chamber”, and “Great Pyramid” in Cairo, Egypt, and was produced by Youth and Greg Hunter.

Personnel:

  • Jaz Coleman– vocals, synthesizer
  • Kevin “Geordie” Walker– guitar
  • Martin “Youth” Glover– bass guitar, mixing
  • Geoff Dugmore– drums
  • Tom Larkin– drums
  • Larry De Zoete – drums
  • Hossam Ramzy– percussion
  • Said El Artist– percussion
  • Aboud Abdel Al – violin
  • Matt Austin – programming
  • Paddy Free – programming
  • Greg Hunter– engineering, mixing
  • Ron Saint Germain– mixing
  • Sameh Almazny – engineering assistance
  • Natalie Heath – engineering assistance
  • Matt Howe – engineering assistance
  • Sheldon Isaac – engineering assistance
  • Mike Coles – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Jaz Coleman, Youth, and Geordie Walker.

  1. Pandemonium
  2. Exorcism
  3. Millennium
  4. Communion
  5. Black Moon
  6. Labyrinth
  7. Jana
  8. Whiteout
  9. Pleasures of the Flesh
  10. Mathematics of Chaos

In June 1981.

In June 1981, “E.G.” label released “What’s THIS For…!”, the second Killing Joke studio album. It was recorded December 1980 – February 1981, at “Townhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by Nick Launay, Jaz Coleman, Paul Ferguson, Martin Glover, and Geordie Walker.

Personnel:

  • Jaz Coleman– vocals, synthesizer
  • Geordie Walker– guitar
  • Youth– bass guitar
  • Paul Ferguson– vocals, drums

 Track listing:

All tracks are by Jaz Coleman, Paul Ferguson, Martin Glover, and Geordie Walker.

  1. The Fall of Because
  2. Tension
  3. Unspeakable
  4. Butcher
  5. Follow the Leaders
  6. Madness
  7. Who Told You
  8. Exit

On May 8, 1995.

On May 8, 1995, “Fontana” label released “Tilt”, the twelve Scott Walker studio album. It was recorded 1994 – 1995, at “RAK Studios” and “Townhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by Peter Walsh and Scott Walker. The album is the first installment of a “trilogy” with The Drift (2006) and Bish Bosch (2012).

Personnel:

  • Scott Walker – vocals, guitar, whistles
  • Ian Thomas – drums, military bass drum and cymbals
  • John Giblin– bass
  • Brian Gascoigne – keyboards
  • David Rhodes– guitars
  • Hugh Burns – guitar
  • Alasdair Malloy – percussion
  • Louis Jardim– percussion
  • Jonathan Snowden – flutes
  • Andy Findon – bass flute
  • Jim Gregory – bass flute
  • Roy Jowitt – clarinet
  • Roy Carter – oboe
  • Peter Walsh– prog bass drum, whistles
  • Andrew Cronshaw – horns, reeds, concertina, Ba-wu flute
  • Elizabeth Kenny – chitarrone
  • Brian Gascoigne – woodwind orchestration ,organ and celeste of the Methodist Central Hall
  • Colin Pulbrook – Hammond organ
  • Greg Knowles – cimbalom
  • Jonathan Snowden – piccolo
  • John Barclay – trumpets
  • Strings of Sinfonia of London, arranged and conducted by Brian Gascoigne

Track listing:

All tracks by Scott Walker (N. S. Engel) .

  1. Farmer in the City (Remembering Pasolini)
  2. The Cockfighter
  3. Bouncer See Bouncer…
  4. Manhattan
  5. Face on Breast
  6. Bolivia ‘95
  7. Patriot (A single)
  8. Tilt
  9. Rosary

On January 22, 2007.

On January 22, 2007, “Parlophone”, “Honest Jon’s”, “EMI” and “Virgin” labels released the self-titled, debut The Good, the Bad & the Queen album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, at “Studio 13” and “Townhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by Danger Mouse.

Personnel:

  • Damon Albarn– lead vocals, keyboards, back cover
  • Paul Simonon– bass, backing vocals, illustrations
  • Simon Tong– guitar
  • Tony Allen– drums
  • Danger Mouse– percussion, synthesizers, additional drum programming
  • Harry Christophers, Julia Doyle, Grace Davidson, Kirsty Hopkin, Charlotte Mobbs, Andrew Olleson, Ian Aitkenhead, David Clegg, Christopher Royall, Adrian Lowe, Ben Rayfield, Mark Dobell, Simon Berridge, James Holliday, Julian Empett, Sam Evans – choir
  • Eslam Jawaad– additional vocals
  • Antonia Pagulatos – violin
  • Sally Jackson – violin
  • Alice Pratley – violin
  • Gillon Cameron – violin
  • Stella Page – viola
  • Amanda Drummond – viola
  • Emma Owens – viola
  • Izzi Dunn – cello
  • Al Mobbs – double bass
  • Emma Smith – double bass
  • Jason Cox – recording, mixing
  • James Dring – drum programming, programming
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Jamie Hewlett– back cover
  • Pennie Smith – photography
  • Thomas Shotter Boys – painting
  • Will Bankhead – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Damon Albarn.

  1. History Song
  2. 80’s Life
  3. Northern Whale
  4. Kingdom of Doom
  5. Herculean
  6. Behind the Sun
  7. The Bunting Song
  8. Nature Springs
  9. A Soldier’s Tale
  10. Three Changes
  11. Green Fields
  12. The Good, the Bad & the Queen

 

Sample credits

  • “Northern Whale” contains a sample of “As Tears Go By”, written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richardsand Andrew Oldham

On December 8, 1978.

On December 8, 1978, “Virgin” label released “Public Image: First Issue”, the debut  Public Image Ltd, album. It was recorded July – November 1978, at “The Manor Studio”, “Shipton-on-Cherwell”, “Wessex Studios”, “Gooseberry Sound Studios”, “Townhouse Studios” and “Advision Studios” in London, and was produced by John Lydon, Keith Levene, Jah Wobble and Jim Walker.

Personnel:

  • John Lydon– vocals, piano
  • Keith Levene– guitar
  • Jah Wobble– vocals, bass, fire extinguisher
  • Jim Walker– vocals, drums

Track listing:

All lyrics by John Lydon, all music by John Lydon, Keith Levene, Jah Wobble and Jim Walker.

  1. Theme
  2. Religion I
  3. Religion II
  4. Annalisa
  5. Public Image
  6. Low Life
  7. Attack
  8. Fodderstompf

On February 28, 1983.

On February 28, 1983, “A&M” label released “The Key”, the eighth Joan Armatrading studio album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Townhouse Studios” in Shepherd’s Bush, London, “Polar Studios” in Stockholm and in New York City, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite and Val Garay.

Personnel:

  • Joan Armatrading – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano
  • Adrian Belew– electric guitar
  • Daryl Stuermer– electric guitar
  • Gary Sanford – electric guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Larry Fast– synthesiser
  • Jerry Marotta– drums
  • Stewart Copeland– drums
  • Julian Diggle – percussion
  • Mel Collins– saxophone
  • Annie Whitehead– trombone
  • Guy Barker– trumpet
  • Dean Klevatt – piano
  • Jeremy Meek – vocal, bass
  • Craig Hull – electric guitar
  • Tim Pierce– electric guitar
  • Bryan Garofalo – bass guitar
  • Craig Krampf– drums
  • Steve “Goldie” Goldstein – keyboards
  • L. Benoit – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Joan Armatrading.

  1. (I Love It When You) Call Me Names
  2. Foolish Pride
  3. Drop the Pilot
  4. The Key
  5. Everybody Gotta Know
  6. Tell Tale
  7. What Do Boys Dream
  8. The Game of Love
  9. The Dealer
  10. Bad Habits
  11. I Love My Baby

 

On February 11, 1979.

On February 11, 1979, “Harvest” label released “Sound-on-Sound”, the only Bill Nelson’s Red Noise album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Townhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by John Leckie and Bill Nelson. The music magazine “Sound on Sound” was named after the album.

Personnel:

  • Bill Nelson – vocals, guitar, drums, synthesizer, keyboards, bass, percussion, harmonica, vocoder
  • Rick Ford – bass
  • Andy Clark- keyboards, synthesizer
  • Dave Mattacks- drums, electronic drums
  • Ian Nelson- tenor and alto saxophone, Wurlitzer, string synthesizer
  • Haydn Bendall– engineer
  • Bishin Jumonji- front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Nelson.

  1. Don’t Touch Me (I’m Electric)
  2. For Young Moderns
  3. Stop / Go / Stop
  4. Furniture Music
  5. Radar in My Heart
  6. Stay Young
  7. Out of Touch
  8. Better Home in the Phantom Zone
  9. Substitute Flesh
  10. Atom Age
  11. Art/Empire/Industry
  12. Revolt into Style

In February 1983.

In February 1983, “Chrysalis” label released “Making Contact”, the eleventh UFO studio album. It was recorded August – December 1982, at “The Manor Studio” in Shipton-on-Cherwell, Oxfordshire, “Townhouse Studios”, “White House Studios” and “Maison Rouge Studios” in London, and was produced by Mick Glossop.

Personnel:

  • Phil Mogg- vocals
  • Paul Chapman- guitars, bass
  • Neil Carter- keyboards, bass, backing vocals
  • Andy Parker- drums
  • Mick Glossop, Peter Thea, Richard Mainwaring – engineers
  • Gavin McKillop, Keith Nixon, Leigh Mantle – assistant engineers
  • Alan Adler – illustration
  • John Pasche, Andrew Ellis – art direction

Track listing:

  1. Blinded by a Lie – Neil Carter, Phil Mogg
  2. Diesel in the Dust – Neil Carter, Phil Mogg
  3. A Fool for Love – Neil Carter, Phil Mogg
  4. You and Me – Neil Carter, Phil Mogg
  5. When It’s Time to Rock – Paul Chapman, Phil Mogg
  6. The Way the Wild Wind Blows – Neil Carter, Paul Chapman, Phil Mogg
  7. Call My Name – Neil Carter, Phil Mogg
  8. All Over You – Neil Carter, Phil Mogg
  9. No Getaway – Neil Carter, Paul Chapman, Phil Mogg
  10. Push, It’s Love – Neil Carter, Phil Mogg

 

In July 1985.

In July 1985, “Mercury” label released “No Guru, No Method, No Teacher”, the sixteenth Van Morrison album. It was recorded in 1985, at “Studio D & Record Plant” in Sausalito, California, “Townhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by Van Morrison.

Personnel:

  • Van Morrison – guitar, vocals
  • Teressa “Terry” Adams – cello, string section leader
  • June Boyce – backing vocals
  • Richie Buckley – tenorand soprano saxophones
  • Nadine Cox – harp
  • Martin Drover – trumpet
  • Joseph Edelberg – violin
  • David Hayes- bass
  • Rosie Hunter – backing vocalist
  • Jef Labes- piano, synthesizer, string arrangement
  • Chris Michie- guitar
  • John Platania- guitar
  • Rebecca Sebring – viola
  • Kate St. John- cor anglais, oboe
  • John Tenney – violin
  • Bianca Thornton, Jeanie Tracy- backing vocals
  • Babatunde Lea(credited as Baba Trunde) – drums
  • Mick Glossop, Jim Stern – engineer
  • Assistant engineer – Lenette Viegas

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison.

  1. Got to Go Back
  2. Oh the Warm Feeling
  3. Foreign Window
  4. A Town Called Paradise
  5. In the Garden
  6. Tir Na Nog
  7. Here Comes the Knight
  8. Thanks for the Information
  9. One Irish Rover
  10. Ivory Tower

 

On September 16, 1985.

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On September 16, 1985, “Island” label released “This Is the Sea”, the third Waterboys album. It was recorded February – August 1985, at “Park Gates Studio” in Hastings; “Livingstone Studios”; “Seaview Studios”; “The Chocolate Factory”; “R G Jones Recording Studios”; “Townhouse Studios”, and “Good Earth Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Scott, John Brand, Mick Glossop and Karl Wallinger. The album cover photography was taken by Lynn Goldsmith. “This Is the Sea” contains the best-selling Waterboys single, the song “The Whole of the Moon”.

Personnel:

  • Mike Scott– vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, piano, percussion, synthesiser, drum machine programming, bells and effects
  • Anthony Thistlethwaite– saxophone, double bass, bass guitar, mandolin
  • Karl Wallinger– bass synth, piano, organ, keyboard programming, synthesiser, celeste, percussion and backing vocals
  • Steve Wickham– violin
  • Marek Lipski – violin
  • Roddy Lorimer– trumpet, background vocals
  • Stewart Bartlett – French horn
  • Kevin Wilkinson– bass guitar, drums
  • Martin Swain – bass guitar
  • Chris Whitten – drums, cymbals
  • Pete Thomas– snare drum
  • Martin Ditcham – percussion
  • Max Edie – background vocals
  • Lu Edmonds– Bass
  • Matthew Seligman– Bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Scott except where noted.

  1. Don’t Bang the Drum – Mike Scott, Karl Wallinger
  2. The Whole of the Moon
  3. Spirit
  4. The Pan Within
  5. Medicine Bow – Mike Scott, Anthony Thistlethwaite
  6. Old England
  7. Be My Enemy
  8. Trumpets
  9. This Is the Sea