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On October 12, 1979.

On October 12, 1979, “Virgin” label released “Days in Europa”, the second Skids album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Rockfield Studios” in Wales, “The Manor Studios”  in Shipton-on-Cherwell in Oxfordshire, England, and was produced by Bill Nelson. The initiall released album was with an Aryan album cover reminiscent of the 1936 Olympics, with Germanic Gothic-style lettering.

Personnel:

  • Richard Jobson– vocals
  • Stuart Adamson– guitar, vocals, keyboards
  • William Simpson – bass guitar, vocals
  • Rusty Egan– drums
  • Bill Nelson– keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Jobson and Stuart Adamson, except where noted.

  1. Animation
  2. Charade
  3. Dulce et Decorum Est (Pro Patria Mori)
  4. Pros and Cons
  5. Home of the Savedm – Stuart Adamson
  6. Working for the Yankee Dollar
  7. The Olympian
  8. Thanatos
  9. A Day in Europa
  10. Peaceful Times

 

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On September 29, 1979.

On September 29, 1979, “Virgin” label released “The Crack”, the debut Ruts album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Town House” in London, and was produced by Mick Glossop, Bob Sargeant, Paul Fox, Malcolm Owen, Dave Ruffy and John Jennings.

Personnel:

  • Malcolm Owen – vocals
  • Paul Fox – guitar, backing vocals; occasional organ
  • John “Segs” Jennings – bass guitar, backing vocals; piano
  • Dave Ruffy – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Richard Mannah, Bertie, Pocky, Rocky – backing vocals
  • Mick Glossop – synthesizer effects
  • Gary Barnacle – saxophone
  • Luke Tunney – trumpet
  • Mick Glossop – engineer, mixing
  • Paul Fox, Malcolm Owen, Dave Ruffy, John Jennings – cover concept
  • John H. Howard – front cover painting

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Fox, Malcolm Owen, Dave Ruffy and John Jennings except where noted.

  1. Babylon’s Burning
  2. Dope for Guns
  3. U.S. – Paul Fox, Malcolm Owen, Dave Ruffy, John Jennings, Richard Mannah
  4. Something That I Said
  5. You’re Just A..
  6. It Was Cold
  7. Savage Circle
  8. Jah War
  9. Criminal Mind
  10. Backbiter
  11. Out of Order
  12. Human Punk – recorded live at “The Marquee” in London

On July 31, 2007.

On July 31, 2007, “Virgin” label released “Direction”, the third Starting Line studio album. It was recorded February – May 2008, at “Bay 7 Studios” in Valley Village, “ and Sparky Dark Studio” in Calabasas, California, and was produced by Howard Benson.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Vasoli– lead vocals, bass
  • Mike Golla – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Matt Watts – rhythm guitar
  • Tom Gryskiewicz – drums
  • Brian Schmutz – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Howard Benson– keyboards, programming
  • Kenny Aronoff– drums
  • Luis Conti – percussion
  • Jamie Muhoberac– keyboards
  • Mike Plotnikoff – recording
  • Paul DeCarli – digital editing
  • Hatsukazu Inagaki – engineer
  • Chris Concepcion – technical assistance
  • Chris Lord-Alge– mixing
  • Nik Karpen – mixing assistant
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Sean Mosher-Smith – creative director
  • Mike Joyce – art, design
  • Kate McGregor – art coordinator
  • Justin Borucki – photography

Track listing:

  1. Direction
  2. 21
  3. Are You Alone
  4. Island
  5. Hurry
  6. Something Left to Give
  7. Birds
  8. Way With Words
  9. I Could Be Wrong
  10. Somebody’s Gonna Miss Us
  11. Need to Love
  12. What You Want

On July 27, 1993.

On July 27, 1993, “Virgin” label released “Siamese Dream”, the second Smashing Pumpkins studio album. It was recorded December 1992 – March 1993, at “Triclops Sound Studios” in Marietta, Georgia, and was produced by Butch Vig and Billy Corgan. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it number 362 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified 4 x Platinum in Canada by “CRIA”, and 4 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Billy Corgan– lead vocals, lead guitar, bass guitar, Mellotron, string arrangements, mixing
  • James Iha– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • D’arcy Wretzky– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Jimmy Chamberlin– drums
  • Mike Mills– piano
  • Eric Remschneider– string arrangements, cello
  • David Ragsdale– string arrangements, violin
  • Butch Vig– engineering, mixing, string arrangements
  • Jeff Tomei – engineering
  • Tim Holbrook – special technical engineering
  • Alan Moulder– mixing
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Len Peltier – sleeve art direction
  • Steve J. Gerdes – sleeve design
  • Melodie McDaniel – sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Corgan, except where noted.

  1. Cherub Rock
  2. Quiet
  3. Today
  4. Hummer
  5. Rocket
  6. Disarm
  7. Soma – Billy Corgan, James Iha
  8. Geek U.S.A
  9. Mayonaise – Billy Corgan, James Iha
  10. Spacebot
  11. Silverfuck
  12. Sweet Sweet
  13. Luna

On May 27, 2003.

On May 27, 2003, “Virgin” label released “So Much for the City”, the debut Thrills album. It was recorded October 2002 – March 2003, and was produced by Tony Hoffer. “So Much for the City” won ‘Album of the Year’ at the Irish national music awards.

Personnel:

  • Conor Deasy – vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Daniel Ryan – guitar
  • Padraic McMahon – bass, guitar, harmonica
  • Ben Carrigan – drums, percussion
  • Kevin Horan – background vocals, organ, piano, synthesizer
  • Charlie Bisharat, Joel Derouin, Berj Garabedian, Suzie Katayama, Sara Perkins – violin
  • Larry Corbett – cello
  • John Hayhurst – viola
  • David Woodford, Nicholas Lane, Nick Lane, Steve Madaio – horn
  • Jay Dee Maness, JayDee Mannes – pedal steel
  • David Campbell – horn and string arrangements
  • Ben Drury – logo, cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Conor Deasy, Daniel Ryan, Padraic McMahon, Ben Carrigan and Kevin Horan.

  1. Santa Cruz (You’re Not That Far)
  2. Big Sur
  3. Don’t Steal Our Sun
  4. Deckchairs and Cigarettes
  5. One Horse Town
  6. Old Friends, New Lovers
  7. Say It Ain’t So
  8. Hollywood Kids
  9. Just Travelling Through
  10. Your Love Is Like Las Vegas
  11. ‘Til the Tide Creeps In / Plans (hidden track)

 

On May 21, 1990.

On May 21, 1990, “Virgin” label released “Vol. II: 1990 – A New Decade”, the second Soul II Soul studio album. It was recorded 1989 – 1990, and was produced by Jazzie B. and Nellee Hooper.

Personnel:

  • Jazzie B- musical director, vocals, mixing
  • Marcia Lewis, Lamya Hafidh Sultan Al-Mugheiry, Kym Mazelle, Pinise Sula, Sonti Mndebele, Nomsa Caluza, Bambi Fazakerley, Victoria Wilson-James, Fred “Fab 5 Freddy” Brathwaite – vocals
  • Philip “Daddae” Harvey – vocals, guitars, percussion
  • Courtney Pine- saxophone
  • Michael McEvoy- piano, keyboards
  • Nellee Hooper – mixing
  • Tony “Dobie” Campbell – assistant producer
  • Howard Bernstein- engineer

Track listing:

  1. Get a Life – Trevor Beresford Romeo, Hayden Maclaren Browne
  2. Love Come Through – Trevor Beresford Romeo, Michael McEvoy, Lamya Almugheira
  3. People – Trevor Beresford Romeo, Hayden Maclaren Browne
  4. Missing You – Trevor Beresford Romeo, Simon Law, Kym Mazelle
  5. Courtney Blows – Trevor Beresford Romeo, Hayden Maclaren Browne
  6. 1990 A New Decade – Trevor Beresford Romeo, Tony Campbell
  7. A Dream’s a Dream – Trevor Beresford Romeo, Simon Law
  8. Time (Untitled) – Trevor Beresford Romeo, Hayden Maclaren Browne
  9. In the Heat of the Night – Trevor Beresford Romeo, Hayden Maclaren Browne
  10. Our Time Has Now Come – Trevor Beresford Romeo, Hayden Maclaren Browne, Tony Campbell

 

On May 10, 2011.

On May 10, 2011, “Favorite Gentlemen Recordings” label released “Simple Math”, the third Manchester Orchestra studio album. It was recorded August – December 2010, at “Blackbird Studios” in Nashville, and was produced by Dan Hannon, Andy Hull, Robert McDowell, Jonathan Corley and Cristopher Freeman.

Personnel:

  • Andy Hull— lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboard, lyrics
  • Robert McDowell — backing vocals, lead guitar
  • Jonathan Corley — backing vocals, bass
  • Christopher Freeman — backing vocals, percussion,  organ,  piano, synthesizer

String ensemble

  • Eddie Horst — conductor
  • Ben Talmi — string arrangements
  • Greg Martin — additional string arranging
  • Justin Burns, Joy A. Christy, Kenn Wagner, Sheela Iyengar, Olga Shpitko, Sou-Chun Su — violin
  • Wesley P. Collins, Tania Maxwell, Joli Wu — viola
  • Karen Freer, Charae Krueger, Daniel Laufer — cello
  • Len Clark, Benjamin Homola, Timothy Very — drums
  • Daniel Dewitt— trombone
  • Brad Fisher — trumpet

 School choir

  • Lyndsey Laborde — choir vocals
  • Eli Hannon — choir vocals
  • Jake Hannon — choir vocals
  • Emily Ammons — choir vocals
  • Grace Ammons — choir vocals
  • Joe Chiccarelli — mixing
  • Vlado Meller — mastering
  • Lowell Reynolds, Brad Fisher — engineering
  • Billy Hume — additional engineering
  • Graham Hope — mixing assistant
  • Brian Manley — design, layout
  • Carson Donnelly, Jay Harren — A&R

Tracks listing:

All tracks by Andy Hull.

  1. Deer
  2. Mighty
  3. Pensacola
  4. April Fool
  5. Pale Black Eye
  6. Virgin
  7. Simple Math
  8. Leave It Alone
  9. Apprehension
  10. Leaky Breaks