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In February 1974.

In February 1974, “Virgin” label released the self-titled, debut Hatfield and the North album. It was recorded October 1973 – January 1974, and was produced by Tom Newman, Phil Miller, Dave Stewart, Richard Sinclair and Pip Pyle.  In the “ Q & Mojo Classic Special Edition Pink Floyd & The Story of Prog Rock”, the album came #34 in its list of “40 Cosmic Rock Albums”.

Personnel:

  • Phil Miller–  acoustic and electric guitars
  • Dave Stewart– Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hammond organ, Hohner Pianet, piano, tone generator, Minimoog
  • Richard Sinclair– vocals, bass guitar
  • Pip Pyle– drums, percussion, sound effects
  • Robert Wyatt– vocals
  • Barbara Gaskin– vocals
  • Amanda Parsons – vocals
  • Ann Rosenthal – vocals
  • Cyrille Ayers – vocals
  • Sam Ellidge – voice
  • Geoff Leigh– tenor saxophone, flute
  • Didier Malherbe– tenor saxophone
  • Jeremy Baines – pixiephone, flute
  • Laurie Lewis – design

Track listing:

  1. The Stubbs Effect – Pip Pyle
  2. Big Jobs (Poo Poo Extract) – Richard Sinclair, Pip Pyle
  3. Going Up To People and Tinkling – Dave Stewart
  4. Calyx – Phil Miller
  5. Son of ‘There’s No Place Like Homerton – Dave Stewart
  6. Aigrette – Phil Miller
  7. Rifferama – Richard Sinclair
  8. Fol de Rol – Richard Sinclair, Robert Wyatt
  9. Shaving Is Boring – Pip Pyle
  10. Licks for the Ladies – Richard Sinclair, Pip Pyle
  11. Bossa Nochance – Richard Sinclair
  12. Big Jobs No. 2 (By Poo and the Wee Wees) – Richard Sinclair, Pip Pyle
  13. Lobster in Cleavage Probe – Dave Stewart
  14. Gigantic Land Crabs in Earth Takeover Bid – Dave Stewart
  15. The Other Stubbs Effect – Pip Pyle

On February 4, 2008.

On February 4, 2008, “Virgin” label released (download) “Alas, I Cannot Swim”, the debut Laura Marling studio album. It was recorded in 2007, and was produced by Charlie Fink.

Personnel:

  • Laura Marling– vocals, guitar
  • Marcus Mumford– accordion, percussion
  • Tom “Fiddle” Hobden – string arrangement
  • Pete Roe – banjo, keyboards
  • Ted Dwane – double bass
  • Joe Ichinose – fiddle
  • Guy Davie – mastering
  • Guy Katsav – recording, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Marling.

  1. Ghosts
  2. Old Stone
  3. Tap at My Window
  4. Failure
  5. You’re No God
  6. Cross Your Fingers
  7. (interlude) Crawled Out of the Sea
  8. My Manic and I
  9. Might Terror
  10. The Captain and the Hourglass
  11. Shine
  12. Your Only Doll (Dora) – includes the hidden track “Alas, I Cannot Swim”

On January 28, 1980.

On January 28, 1980, “Virgin” label released “Terminal Jive”, the ninth Sparks album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Giorgio Moroder and Harold Faltermeyer.

Personnel:

  • Russell Mael- vocals
  • Ron Mael- keyboards
  • G. Snuffy Walden- guitar
  • Richie Zito- bass guitar
  • Harold Faltermeyer- keyboards
  • Keith Forsey- drums
  • Laurie Forsey – backing vocals
  • Brian Reeves, Dennis Drake – engineer
  • Gered Mankowitz- photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ron Mael and Russell Mael, except where noted.

  1. When I’m With You
  2. Just Because You Love Me
  3. Rock ’n’ Roll People in a Disco World
  4. When I’m With You
  5. Young Girls
  6. Noisy Boys – Harold Faltemeyer, Keith Forsey, Ron Mael, Russell Mael
  7. Stereo – Giorgio Moroder, Ron Mael, Russell Mael
  8. The Greatest Show on Earth – Giorgio Moroder, Harold Faltemeyer, Ron Mael, Russell Mael

On January 26, 1979.

On January 26, 1979, “Virgin” label released “Millionaires and Teddy Bears”, the tenth Kevin Coyne album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Kevin Coyne and Bob Ward.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Coyne – vocals, acoustic guitar, cover art
  • Bob Ward – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Paul Wickens– organ, piano, drums, accordion
  • Vic Sweeney – drums
  • Al James – bass
  • Vic Sweeney, Al James – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Coyne.

  1. People
  2. Having a Party
  3. I’ll Go Too
  4. I’m Just a Man
  5. Pretty Park
  6. Let Me Be With You
  7. Marigold
  8. Don’t Blame Mandy
  9. Little Miss Portobello
  10. Wendy’s Dream
  11. The World is Full of Fools

On January 23, 2006.

On January 23, 2006, “Virgin” label released “Inside In / Inside Out”, the debut Kooks studio album. It was recorded in 2005, at “Konk Studios” in  2005, and was produced by Tony Hoffer.

Personnel:

  • Luke Pritchard – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Hugh Harris – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Max Rafferty – bass, backing vocals
  • Paul Garred – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris, Max Rafferty and Paul Garred.

  1. Seaside
  2. See the World
  3. Sofa Song
  4. Eddie’s Gun
  5. Ooh La
  6. You Don’t Love Me
  7. She Moves In her Own Way
  8. Matchbox
  9. Naïve
  10. I Want You
  11. If Only
  12. Jackie Big Tits
  13. Time Awaits
  14. Got No Love

 

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 January 13, 1986.

On January 13, 1986, “Virgin” label released “Premonition”, the ninth Peter Frampton studio album. It was recorded 1984 – 1985, and was produced by Peter Frampton and Peter Solley.

Personnel:

  • Peter Frampton – vocals, guitar, Yamaha CS80synthesizer, bass
  • Tony Levin– bass, Chapman stick
  • Richard Cottle – keyboards
  • Omar Hakim, Steve Ferrone– drums
  • Pete Solley- piano
  • Richie Puente – percussion
  • Chuck Kirkpatrick, Johnne Sambataro- backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Frampton, except where noted.

  1. Stop – Peter Frampton, Mark Goldenberg
  2. Hiding from a Heartache – Peter Frampton, Steve Broughton, Arthur Stead
  3. You Know So Well
  4. Premonition – Peter Frampton, Rob Sabino
  5. Lying
  6. Moving a Mountain – Peter Frampton, Steve Broughton Lunt, Mark Goldenberg
  7. All Eyes on You
  8. Into View
  9. Call of the Wild – Peter Frampton, Steve Broughton Lunt