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On August 1, 1983.

On August 1, 1983, “4AD” label released “The Burden of Mules”, the debut Wolfgang Press studio album. It was recorded May 1982 – June 1983 and was produced by Mark Cox and Michael Allen.

Personnel:

  • Michael Allen – vocals, drums, percussion, bass guitar, synthesizer, piano, organ, drum loops, cymbal, saxophone
  • Mark Cox – synthesizer, percussion, clarinet, “noises”, pixiephone and chimes, piano, organ, “scratches”, whistling, bass guitar
  • Andrew Gray – guitar, percussion, drums, sleeve photography
  • David Steiner – drums
  • Richard Thomas – drums, flute, piano

Track listing:

  1. Lisa (The Passion) – Andrew Gray, Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  2. Prostitute I – Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  3. The Burden of Mules – Andrew Gray, Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  4. Complete and Utter – Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  5. Prostitute II – Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  6. Slow as a Child – Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  7. Journalists – Andrew Gray, Mark Cox, Michael Allen, David Steiner
  8. Give It Back – Mark Cox, Michael Allen
  9. On the Hill – Mark Cox, Michael Allen

On May 1, 1986.

On May 1, 1986, “4AD” label released “Standing Up Straight”, the second Wolfgang Press studio album. It was recorded January – March 1986, at “Blackwing Studios” in London, and was produced by John Fryer, Michael Allen, Mark Cox and Andrew Gray.

Personnel:

  • Michael Allen – vocals, bass
  • Mark Cox – keyboards
  • Andrew Gray – guitars
  • John Fryer – marimba, percussion, programming, engineering
  • Gini Ball – violin, viola
  • Elizabeth Fraser– vocals
  • Martin McGarrick – cello
  • 23 Envelope – sleeve design, typography, photography
  • Chris Bigg – sleeve typography
  • Ruth Rowland – sleeve typography

Track listing:

All tracks by Andrew Gray, Mark Cox and Michael Allen.

  1. Dig a Hole
  2. My Life
  3. Hammer the Halo
  4. Bless My Brother
  5. Fire – Fly
  6. Ghost
  7. Rotten Fodder
  8. Forty Days, Thirty Nights
  9. I Am the Crime