Sessionography 1980-1989

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1980

EARLY 1980
T.W. Studios, Fulham, London

a. Just A Memory Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals), Steve Nieve (keyboards)


1980
Olympic Studios, London

a. New Amsterdam (Alternate Version) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


MAR 1980
Am-Pro Studios, Shepherd's Bush, London

a. Ghost Train Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Hoover Factory Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Dr. Luther's Assistant Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
d. New Lace Sleeves (Alternate Version) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
a: EC (vocals, Spanish guitar, marimba, fretless bass)
b-d: EC (vocals, all instruments except as noted), Paul "Bassman" Riley (bass on d), Pete Thomas (drums on c-d)


APR 2, 1980
Canvey Island, England

a. Don't Look Back (Live) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


JUL 1980
DJM Studios, Holborn, London and/or
SEP 1980 & LATE OCT - EARLY NOV 1980
Eden Studios, Acton, London

JUL a. Sad About Girls Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
JUL b. From A Whisper To A Scream (Alternate Version [#2]) Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
JUL c. Watch Your Step (Alternate Version [#2]) Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
JUL d. Clubland (Alternate Take) Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
JUL e. You'll Never Be A Man (Alternate Take) Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
JUL f. Big Sister (Alternate Version) Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
SEP g. Slow Down Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
SEP h. Twenty-Five To Twelve Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
i. Clubland Trust
j. Lovers Walk Trust
k. You'll Never Be A Man Trust
l. Pretty Words Trust
m. Strict Time Trust
n. Luxembourg Trust
o. Watch Your Step Trust
p. New Lace Sleeves Trust
q. From A Whisper To A Scream Trust
r. Different Finger Trust
s. White Knuckles Trust
t. Shot With His Own Gun Trust
u. Fish 'N' Chip Paper Trust
v. Big Sister Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
OCT or NOV w. Big Sister's Clothes Trust
EC (vocals, guitar on a-s/u-v, all instruments on w), Steve Nieve (piano & organ on a-v), Bruce Thomas (bass on a-s/u-v), Pete Thomas (drums on a-s/u-v), Glenn Tilbrook (vocals on q), Martin Belmont (guitar on q)


LATE 1980 - EARLY 1981
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. Black Sails In The Sunset Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Hoover Factory (Alternate Version) Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Love For Sale Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
d. Boy With A Problem Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Weeper's Dream Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals on a-d, guitar on a-b/e, piano on d), Steve Nieve (keyboards on a & possibly b), Bruce Thomas (bass on a), Pete Thomas (drums on a), Billy Bremner (guitar on c)


1981

JAN 20, 1981
CBS Studio B, Nashville

a. Too Far Gone ("Lost Session" Version) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
b. He's Got You ("Lost Session" Version) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), Pete Drake (steel guitar)


MAR 1981 (probably MAR 7)
September Sound Studios, Huddersfield

a. Gloomy Sunday Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
b. The Long Honeymoon (Instrumental Piano Demo) Trust (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal & guitar on a, piano on b)


MAY 18 - MAY 29, 1981
CBS Studio A, Nashville

a. Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used To Do)? Almost Blue
b. Sweet Dreams Almost Blue
c. Success Almost Blue
d. I'm Your Toy Almost Blue
e. Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down Almost Blue
f. Brown To Blue Almost Blue
g. Good Year For The Roses Almost Blue
h. Sittin' And Thinkin' Almost Blue
i. Colour Of The Blues Almost Blue
j. Too Far Gone Almost Blue
k. Honey Hush Almost Blue
l. How Much I Lied Almost Blue
MAY 18 m. Honky Tonk Girl Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
MAY 18 n. That's Why I'm Walking Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
MAY 18 o. Wondering Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
MAY 18 p. Darling, You Know I Wouldn't Lie Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
MAY 19 q. My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
MAY 20 r. Blues Keep Calling Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
MAY 20 s. Tears Before Bedtime Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
MAY 20 t. Psycho Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
MAY 20 u. Cry, Cry, Cry Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
MAY 21 v. I'll Take Care Of You Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
MAY 21 w. Your Angel Steps Out Of Heaven Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
x. He's Got You (Alternate Take) unreleased*
y. How Much I Lied (Fast Version) unreleased*
z. Blues Keep Calling / Cry, Cry, Cry (Medley Version) unreleased*
EC (vocals, guitar), Steve Nieve (piano, organ), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), John McFee (lead guitar, pedal steel), Tommy Millar (fiddle), Nashville Edition (background vocals)
(*Available on the bootleg Nashville And More)


JUN 1, 1981
Apollo Theatre, London

a. Psycho (Live) Fundamental Frolics
EC (vocal, guitar)


JUL 30, 1981
Mean Machine, Aberdeen, Scotland

a. He's Got You (Live) Almost Blue (Ryko version)
b. Cry, Cry, Cry (Live) Almost Blue (Ryko version)
c. Brand New Heartache (Live) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
d. There Won't Be Anymore (Live) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Sittin' And Thinkin' (Live) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
f. Honey Hush (Live) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), John McFee (guitar)


AUG 21-22, 1981
Pathway Studios, Islington

a. The Stamping Ground Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Shabby Doll (Demo) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Man Out Of Time (Demo) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
d. You Little Fool (Demo) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Town Cryer (Demo) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
f. Seconds Of Pleasure (Demo) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, all instruments)


OCT 1981
"a friend's cottage in Devon"

a. ...And In Every Home (Rehearsal) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


NOV 1981
AIR Studios, London

a. Beyond Belief Imperial Bedroom
b. Tears Before Bedtime Imperial Bedroom
c. Shabby Doll Imperial Bedroom
d. The Long Honeymoon Imperial Bedroom
e. Man Out Of Time Imperial Bedroom
f. Almost Blue Imperial Bedroom
g. ...And In Every Home Imperial Bedroom
h. The Loved Ones Imperial Bedroom
i. Human Hands Imperial Bedroom
j. Kid About It Imperial Bedroom
k. Little Savage Imperial Bedroom
l. Boy With A Problem Imperial Bedroom
m. Pidgin English Imperial Bedroom
n. You Little Fool Imperial Bedroom
o. Town Cryer Imperial Bedroom
p. Little Goody Two Shoes Out Of Our Idiot (CD only)
q. The Land Of Give And Take (Early Version Of Beyond Belief) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
r. Tears Before Bedtime (Alternate Version) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
s. Man Out Of Time (Alternate Version) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
t. Human Hands (Early Version) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
u. Kid About It (Alternate Version) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
v. Little Savage (Alternate Version) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
w. You Little Fool (Alternate Version) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
x. Town Cryer (Fast Version) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
y. Little Goody Two Shoes (Alternate Version) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
z. The Town Where Time Stood Still (Alternate Version) Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
NOV 16 aa. I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down (Alternate Version) Get Happy!! (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, guitar), Steve Nieve (piano, organ, orchestrations), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


1982

JAN 7, 1982
Royal Albert Hall, London

a. I'm Your Toy (Live) Almost Blue (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), John McFee (guitar), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


JAN 20, 1982
Am-Pro Studios, Shepherd's Bush, London

a. Seconds Of Pleasure Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, bass), Steve Nieve (piano)


FEB 1982
Matrix Studios, London

a. I Turn Around Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
b. From Head To Toe Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
c. The World Of Broken Hearts Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
d. Night Time Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Really Mystified Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, guitar, organ on a), Steve Nieve (keyboards on b-e, backing vocal on b), Bruce Thomas (bass, backing vocal on b), Pete Thomas (drums, backing vocal on b)


MAY 2, 1982
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. Imperial Bedroom Imperial Bedroom (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, Linn Drum, bass, keyboards)


1982
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. The Town Where Time Stood Still Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, all instruments except drum loop), Pete Thomas (drum loop)


1982
unknown studio

a. Party Party Singles, Volume 2
EC (vocals, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), Gary Barnacle (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone), Annie Whitehead (trombone)


DEC 24, 1982
Royal Albert Hall, London

a. The World And His Wife (Live) Punch The Clock (Ryko version)
b. Everyday I Write The Book (Live) Punch The Clock (Ryko version)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards on b), Bruce Thomas (bass on b), Pete Thomas (drums on b)


1982 and/or EARLY 1983
Elvis' home

a. Shatterproof Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Heathen Town (Demo) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
c. The Flirting Kind (Demo) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
d. Let Them All Talk (Demo) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
e. King Of Thieves (Demo) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
f. The Invisible Man (Demo) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
g. The Element Within Her (Demo) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
h. Love Went Mad (Demo) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
i. The Greatest Thing (Demo) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
j. Mouth Almighty (Demo) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
k. Charm School (Demo) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
l. The Comedians (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
m. Inch By Inch (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, all instruments)


LATE 1982 or EARLY 1983
[?]

a. Tomorrow's (Just Another Day) with Madness Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals), Mike Barson (keyboards), Chris Foreman (guitar), Mark Bedford (bass), Daniel Woodgate (drums), Lee Thompson (saxophone), Chas Smash (trumpet)
EC added his vocals to a backing track recorded without his involvement.

1983

JAN 27 - APR 1983
AIR Studios, London

a. Let Them All Talk Punch The Clock
b. Everyday I Write The Book Punch The Clock
c. The Greatest Thing Punch The Clock
d. The Element Within Her Punch The Clock
e. Love Went Mad Punch The Clock
f. Shipbuilding Punch The Clock
g. TKO (Boxing Day) Punch The Clock
h. Charm School Punch The Clock
i. The Invisible Man Punch The Clock
j. Mouth Almighty Punch The Clock
k. King Of Thieves Punch The Clock
l. Pills And Soap Punch The Clock
m. The World And His Wife Punch The Clock
n. Everyday I Write The Book (Alternate Version) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
o. Baby Pictures Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
p. Heathen Town Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
q. The Flirting Kind Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
r. Everyday I Write The Book (Reggae Version) unreleased
s. The World And His Wife (Solo Version) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
a-r: EC (vocals, Epiphone, Gretsch & Fender guitars, "one-finger" Synclavier & Casiotone), Steve Nieve (Bosendorfer piano, Emulator, Fairlight CMI, Vox organ, Hammond organ, Synclavier), Bruce Thomas (Wal electric bass guitar), Pete Thomas (Gretsch drums, Sabian cymbals), Jim Paterson (trombone), Jeff Blythe (alto sax, baritone sax, clarinet), Paul Speare (tenor sax, flute), Dave Plews (trumpet), Caron Wheeler (backing vocals), Claudia Fontaine (backing vocals), Stuart Robson (trumpet & flugelhorn on m), Chet Baker (trumpet solo on f), Morris Pert (percussion), David Bedford (string arrangements)
s: EC (vocal, guitar)


JUN 9, 1983
Maida Vale Studios (Studio 4), London

a. Big Sister's Clothes / Stand Down Margaret (BBC Session) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Danger Zone (BBC Session) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


SEP 3, 1983
Sea Saint Studios, New Orleans

a. Walking On Thin Ice Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), Jim Paterson (trombone), Jeff Blythe (saxophone), Paul Speare (saxophone), Dave Plews (trumpet)


SEP 7, 1983
University of Texas, Austin, Texas

a. Possession (Live) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Secondary Modern (Live) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
c. The Bells (Live) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
d. Watch Your Step (Live) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Back Stabbers / King Horse (Live) Punch The Clock (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), Jim Paterson (trombone on a-b/d-e), Jeff Blythe (saxophone on a-b/d-e), Paul Speare (saxophone on a-b/d-e), Dave Plews (trumpet on a-b/d-e)


1983
unknown location (possibly Elvis' home or Demon Records office)

a. Mystery Voice (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Joe Porterhouse (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
c. The Town Where Time Stood Still (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
d. Blue Murder On Union Avenue (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Home Truth (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar)


DEC 1983
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. I Wanna Be Loved (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
b. The Great Unknown (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
c. She Loves The Jerk (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
d. Turning The Town Red (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Peace In Our Time (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, piano on a, guitar on b-e)


1984

EARLY 1984
Riverside Studio

Withered And Died Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar)


FEB 1984
SARM West Studios, London

a. The Only Flame In Town Goodbye Cruel World
b. Home Truth Goodbye Cruel World
c. Room With No Number Goodbye Cruel World
d. Inch By Inch Goodbye Cruel World
e. Worthless Thing Goodbye Cruel World
f. Love Field Goodbye Cruel World
g. I Wanna Be Loved Goodbye Cruel World
h. The Comedians Goodbye Cruel World
i. Joe Porterhouse Goodbye Cruel World
j. Sour Milk-Cow Blues Goodbye Cruel World
k. The Great Unknown Goodbye Cruel World
l. The Deportees Club Goodbye Cruel World
m. Peace In Our Time Goodbye Cruel World
n. Turning The Town Red Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
o. The Only Flame In Town (Alternate Version) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, guitars, anvil), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), Gary Barnacle (saxes, electric sax), Jim Paterson (trombone), Luis Jardim (percussion), Daryl Hall (vocals on a), Green Gartside (vocals on g)
Turning The Town Red received vocal and guitar overdubs at AIR Studios, London.


APR 28, 1984
The Warfield, San Francisco

a. The Only Flame In Town (Live) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Worthless Thing (Live) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Sleepless Nights (Live) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
d. What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend (Live) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Motel Matches (Live) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
f. Love Field (Live) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar on a-d, keyboard on e-f)


MAY 1984
Am-Pro Studios, Shepherd's Bush, London

a. Baby It's You with Nick Lowe Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, lead guitar), Nick Lowe (vocals, bass)


JUL 1984
[?], Los Angeles

a. Living A Little, Laughing A Little with John Hiatt Warming Up To The Ice Age (John Hiatt)
EC (vocals), John Hiatt (vocals, guitar), Jesse Boyce (bass, rhythm guitar), Larry Londin (drums), Randy McCormick (keyboards), Bobby King (additional vocals)


OCT 1984
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. Get Yourself Another Fool Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
b. I Hope You're Happy Now Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Young Boy Blues (Demo) Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


1985

FEB 1985
The Sound Factory, Hollywood and
Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood

a. The People's Limousine King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
b. They'll Never Take Her Love From Me King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, electric guitar), T Bone Burnett (vocal, acoustic & electric guitars), David Miner (bass), Ron Tutt (drums), Stephen Bruton (mandolin on b)


FEB 14, 1985
Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood

a. Suffering Face (Solo Demo) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Indoor Fireworks (Solo Demo) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
c. I Hope You're Happy Now (Solo Demo) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
d. Poisoned Rose (Solo Demo) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
e. American Without Tears (Solo Demo) unreleased
EC (vocal, guitar)


APR 15, 1985
Red Bus Studios

a. Deportee Goodbye Cruel World (Ryko version)
b. I'll Wear It Proudly (Solo Demo) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Next Time 'Round (Solo Demo) unreleased
d. Sleep Of The Just (Solo Demo) unreleased
e. Blue Chair (Solo Demo) unreleased
f. King Of Confidence (Solo Demo) unreleased
EC (vocal, guitar)
The Blue Chair and King Of Confidence demos may be from a different session around this time.


MAY 18 or 19, 1985
Dominion Theatre, London

a. Don't Get Above Your Raising (Live) with Ricky Skaggs Live In London (Ricky Skaggs)
EC (vocal, guitar), Ricky Skaggs (vocal, lead guitar), Jesse Chambers (bass), Gary Smith (piano), Lou Reid (fiddle or banjo or acoustic guitar), Bobby Hicks (fiddle or banjo), Martin Parker (drums), Richard Dennison (guitar), Bruce Bouton (guitar)


1985
unknown location

a. End Of The Rainbow The Anti-Heroin Album: It's A Live-In World
EC (vocal, guitar), unknown (backing vocal, synth bass)
This version of End Of The Rainbow may come from a known session from this period, but it is unclear which one. The backing vocal and synth bass were added without EC's involvement.


JUL 1985
unknown studio, Hollywood

a. The Big Light (Solo Demo) unreleased*
b. Our Little Angel (Solo Demo) unreleased*
c. Shoes Without Heels (Solo Demo) unreleased*
d. Jack Of All Parades (Solo Demo) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Brilliant Mistake (Solo Demo) unreleased*
EC (vocal, guitar)
(*Available on the bootleg King Of Americana)


JUL 21, 1985
Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood

a. Lovable (Solo Demo) unreleased*
b. Glitter Gulch (Solo Demo) unreleased*
c. Little Palaces (Solo Demo) unreleased*
d. My Youngest Son Came Home Today (Solo Demo) unreleased*
e. End Of The Rainbow (Solo Demo) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
f. Deportee (Solo Demo) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
g. She Moved Through The Fair (Solo Demo) unreleased*
h. Feel Like Going Home (Solo Demo) unreleased*
i. Running Out Of Fools (Solo Demo) unreleased*
j. Having It All (Solo Demo) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar on a-g, piano on h-j)
The JUL 21 recording date should only be considered confirmed for the three officially released tracks.
(*Available on the bootleg King Of Americana)


JUL 1985
Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood and/or
Sunset Sound, Hollywood
possible additional recording at The Sound Factory

a. Our Little Angel King Of America
b. The Big Light King Of America
c. American Without Tears King Of America
JUL 22 d. Glitter Gulch King Of America
JUL 22 e. Shoes Without Heels King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
JUL 22 f. Lovable (Alternate Version) unreleased
JUL 22 g. Indoor Fireworks (Alternate Version) unreleased
h. Poisoned Rose King Of America
i. Eisenhower Blues King Of America
j. Indoor Fireworks King Of America
k. Lovable King Of America
l. I'll Wear It Proudly King Of America
m. Sleep Of The Just King Of America
JUL 29 n. King Of Confidence King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
o. Little Palaces King Of America
a-g: EC (vocals, acoustic guitar), James Burton (electric guitar, dobro on a/d), Jerry Scheff (string bass), Ron Tutt (drums), Jo-El Sonnier (French accordion on c)
h-i: EC (vocals), Ray Brown (string bass), Earl Palmer (drums), Tom Canning (piano), Mitchell Froom (Hammond organ), T Bone Burnett (electric guitar on i)
j-o: EC (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar on k, mandolins on o), James Burton (acoustic guitar on j), Jerry Scheff (string bass on j/o, electric bass on k-m, unknown bass on n), Jim Keltner (drums on k-n), Mitchell Froom (Hammond organ on j/l, organ on k, doctored piano on m, unknown keyboard on n), David Hidalgo (harmony vocal on k)
These sessions may have extended into AUG 1985. The majority of these tracks were recorded at Ocean Way, although at least one song (King Of Confidence) was recorded at Sunset Sound. The accordion on American Without Tears was added at an unspecified later date.


AUG 1985
Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood
possible additional recording at Sunset Sound and The Sound Factory

AUG 21 a. Betrayal King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Blue Chair (Alternate Version) unreleased
c. Next Time 'Round (Alternate Version) unreleased
AUG 21 d. Baby's Got A Brand New Hairdo Blood And Chocolate (Rhino bonus CD)
e. Suit Of Lights King Of America
EC (vocals, unknown guitar on a-c, guitars on d, acoustic guitar on e), Steve Nieve (unknown keyboards on a-c, organ on d, piano & Hammond organ on e), Bruce Thomas (electric bass), Pete Thomas (drums)
A version of Brilliant Mistake was rehearsed and possibly recorded with the Attractions at this time.


LATE AUG and/or SEP 1985
Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood
possible additional recording at Sunset Sound and The Sound Factory

a. Brilliant Mistake (Alternate Version) unreleased*
b. Blue Chair (Single Version) Blood And Chocolate (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Jack Of All Parades King Of America
d. Brilliant Mistake King Of America
a: EC (vocal), additional musicians unknown
b-d: EC (vocals, acoustic guitar), T-Bone Wolk (electric guitar on b/d, electric bass on b-c, piano accordion on d), Mickey Curry (drums on b-d), Mitchell Froom (organ on b, Hammond organ on c-d, harpsichord on d), Jerry Scheff (string bass on d), Steve Nieve (piano on c)
The lead vocal for Blue Chair (Single Version) was re-recorded in JAN 1987. The alternate Brilliant Mistake may date from the JUL sessions.
(*Available on the bootleg King Of Americana)


SEP or OCT 1985
Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood
possible additional recording at Sunset Sound and The Sound Factory

a. I Hope You're Happy Now Singles, Volume 3
b. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood King Of America
EC (vocals, acoustic guitar on a), Jerry Scheff (string bass), Jim Keltner (drums), Mitchell Froom (unknown keyboard on a, Hammond organ on b), Michael Blair (marimba on b), T Bone Burnett (electric guitar on b))

1986

FEB 11, 1986
The Heartbreak. New York

a. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (Live) Singles, Volume 3
EC (vocal, guitar)


MAR - MAY 1986 (possibly also FEB)
Olympic Studios, London

a. Uncomplicated Blood And Chocolate
b. I Hope You're Happy Now Blood And Chocolate
c. Tokyo Storm Warning Blood And Chocolate
d. Home Is Anywhere You Hang Your Head Blood And Chocolate
e. I Want You Blood And Chocolate
f. Honey, Are You Straight Or Are You Blind? Blood And Chocolate
g. Blue Chair Blood And Chocolate
h. Battered Old Bird Blood And Chocolate
i. Crimes Of Paris Blood And Chocolate
j. Poor Napoleon Blood And Chocolate
k. Next Time 'Round Blood And Chocolate
l. Forgive Her Anything Blood & Chocolate (Rykodisc/Demon edition)
m. Honey, Are You Straight Or Are You Blind? (Alternate Version) Rock And Roll Music
MAR 6 n. Uncomplicated (Alternate Version) Blood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel edition)
MAR 10 o. Battered Old Bird (Alternate Version) Blood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel edition)
MAR 13 p. New Rhythm Method Blood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel edition)
APR 7 q. Crimes Of Paris (Electric Version) Blood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel edition)
APR 8 r. Leave My Kitten Alone Blood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel edition)
APR 8 s. Forgive Her Anything (New Version) Blood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel edition)
MAY 13 t. All These Things Blood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel edition)
MAY 13 u. Pouring Water On A Drowning Man Blood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel edition)
MAY 13 v. Running Out Of Fools Blood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel edition)
MAY 13 w. Tell Me Right Now Blood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel edition)
MAY 13 x. Lonely Blue Boy Blood & Chocolate (Rhino/Edsel edition)
a-s: EC (vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, balgo & kanoj & klingovaroj on d, Vox Continental organ on f, harmonium on h, Hofner bass & tambourine on j), Steve Nieve (piano, organ, harmonium on h), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums), Nick Lowe (acoustic guitar on d-g/k), Cait O'Riordan (vocals on i-j)
t-x: EC (vocal, guitar)


1986
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. Seven Day Weekend with Jimmy Cliff Blood And Chocolate (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, guitars), Jimmy Cliff (vocals), Steve Nieve (organ), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


MAY 17, 1986
Red Showground, Dublin

a. Leave My Kitten Alone (Live) Live For Ireland (double LP)
b. Many Rivers To Cross (Live) Live For Ireland (CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), Steve Nieve (keyboards), Bruce Thomas (bass), Pete Thomas (drums)


OCT 23, 1986
Broadway Theater, New York

a. That's How You Got Killed Before (Live) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
b. The Big Light (Live) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
c. It Tears Me Up (Live) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
d. The Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line (Live) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
e. True Love Ways (Live) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
f. Your Mind Is On Vacation / Your Funeral My Trial (Live) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
g. That's How You Got Killed Before (Reprise) (Live) King Of America (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar), James Burton (lead guitar), Jerry Scheff (bass), Jim Keltner (drums), T Bone Burnett (rhythm guitar), Mitchell Froom (keyboards), T-Bone Wolk (accordion, vocal), Michael Blair (marimbas, vibraphone, percussion), Ralph Carney (saxophone)


1986
Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood

a. A Town Called Big Nothing (Really Big Nothing) Blood & Chocolate (Rykodisc/Demon edition) and Singles, Volume 3
b. Return To Big Nothing Blood & Chocolate (Rykodisc/Demon edition) and Singles, Volume 3
EC (vocals, guitar, bass, percussion), Ross MacManus (trumpet, clapping), Cait O'Riordan (vocals), Steve Nieve (piano), Pete Thomas (drums), Sy Richardson (speaking voice)

1987

JAN 1987
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. American Without Tears No. 2 (Twilight Version) Blood And Chocolate (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, guitars, bass, piano, celesta, organ, harmonica, marimba, timbale)
This was also the session at which the lead vocal was re-recorded for Blue Chair (Single Version).


APR 16, 1987
San Jose Center For The Performing Arts, San Jose, California

a. Ship Of Fools / It Must Have Been The Roses (Live) Stolen Roses: Songs Of The Grateful Dead
EC (vocal, guitar)


1987
The Mill, Sussex

a. The Lovers That Never Were (Demo) unreleased*
b. Twenty Fine Fingers (Demo) unreleased*
c. Tommy's Coming Home (Demo) unreleased*
d. So Like Candy (Demo) unreleased*
e. You Want Her Too (Demo) unreleased*
f. Playboy To A Man (Demo) unreleased*
g. Don't Be Careless Love (Demo) unreleased*
h. My Brave Face (Demo) unreleased*
i. That Day Is Done (Demo) unreleased
EC & Paul McCartney (vocals, all instruments)
That Day Is Done is not known to circulate among collectors and was likely recorded at a separate session from the other demos.
(*Available on the bootleg The McCartney/MacManus Collaboration)


MAY 1987
Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin

a. Pads, Paws And Claws (Demo) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Let Him Dangle (Demo) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Veronica (Demo) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
d. Tramp The Dirt Down (Demo) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, all instruments)


1987-1988
unknown location(s)

a. Baby Plays Around (Demo) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
b. Last Boat Leaving (Demo) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
1987 c. The Comedians (Demo) All This Useless Beauty (Rhino bonus CD)
d. The Days Take Care Of Everything (Demo) All This Useless Beauty (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, all instruments)
The date for The Days Take Care Of Everything is little more than a wild guess based on the assumption that a song written for Roy Orbison would not have been recorded after his death in 1988.


1988

JAN 19, 1988
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. Put Your Big Toe In The Milk Of Human Kindness (Demo) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocal, guitar)


JAN - FEB 1988
The Mill, Sussex

a. You Want Her Too with Paul McCartney Flowers In The Dirt (Paul McCartney)
EC (second vocal, intro keyboards), Paul McCartney (lead vocal, bass, 12-string guitar, tambourine, harmonies, electric guitar), Hamish Stuart (guitar, harmonies), Chris Whitten (drums, percussion), Robbie McIntosh (guitar), Mitchell Froom (keyboards)
This track was completed without EC's involvement at Olympic Studios, London, and Sunset Sound Factory, Los Angeles.


FEB 16, 1988
Eden Studios, Acton, London

a. Any King's Shilling (Instrumental Demo) unreleased
b. Miss Macbeth (Demo) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
c. ...This Town... (Demo) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
d. God's Comic (Demo) unreleased
e. Deep Dark Truthful Mirror (Demo) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
f. Coal-Train Robberies (Demo) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
g. Satellite (Demo) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, all instruments)


1988
Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin

a. Tramp The Dirt Down Spike
b. Miss Macbeth Spike
c. Any King's Shilling Spike
EC (vocals, mandolin & guitars on b, acoustic guitar on c), Dónal Lunny (bouzouki, acoustic guitar on a, bodhran on b), Steve Wickham (fiddle), Davy Spillane (Uilleann pipes, low whistle on a/c), Christy Moore (bodhran on c), Frankie Gavin (fiddle on c), Derek Bell (Irish harp & tiompan on c), Mitchell Froom (Indian harmonium on a, chamberlain & Wurlitzer electric piano & organ on b), Jerry Scheff (double bass on a), Buell Niedlinger (double basses on c), Pete Thomas (drums on a-b), Michael Blair (tambourine on a-b, glockenspiel on a-b, crash-box & temple bells & snare drum on b), Marc Ribot (distant sound on a), Gregory Davis (trumpet on b), Efrem Towns (trumpet on b), Kevin Harris (tenor saxophone on b), Roger Lewis (baritone saxophone on b), Charles Joseph (trombone on b), Kirk Joseph (sousaphone on b), Jerry Marotta (snare drum on b)
Additional recording for Tramp The Dirt Down and Any King's Shilling took place at Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood. Additional recording for Miss Macbeth took place at both Southlake Studios, New Orleans, and Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood.


1988
Southlake Studios, New Orleans

a. Deep Dark Truthful Mirror Spike
b. Chewing Gum Spike
c. Stalin Malone Spike
d. Stalin Malone (Vocal Version) Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals on a-b/d, guitars on b), Gregory Davis (trumpet), Efrem Towns (trumpet), Kevin Harris (tenor saxophone), Roger Lewis (baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone on b-d), Charles Joseph (trombone on c-d), Kirk Joseph (sousaphone), Allen Toussaint (piano on a), Jim Keltner (snare drum & Chinese cymbal on a), Michael Blair (parade drum on a, tambourine on a, metal pipe on b), Marc Ribot (guitar on b), Benmont Tench (Hohner clavinet on b), Willie Green (drums on b), Cait O'Riordan (vocal on b), Jenell Marshall (snare drum on c-d), Lionel Batiste (bass drum on c-d)
Additional recording for Deep Dark Truthful Mirror and Chewing Gum took place at Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood.


1988
Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood

a. ...This Town... Spike
b. Let Him Dangle Spike
c. Veronica Spike
d. God's Comic Spike
e. Satellite Spike
f. Pads, Paws And Claws Spike
g. Baby Plays Around Spike
h. Coal-Train Robberies Spike
i. Last Boat Leaving Spike
EC (vocals, guitar on a/c/e-i, keyboards on a/f/h-i, melodica on a, tambourine on a, bass on d/f, bass piano on e, Hammond bass pedals on g, bells on g/i, mandolin on i), T-Bone Burnett (guitar on a/c/h, trigger bass on f), Roger McGuinn (12-string guitar on a), Marc Ribot (guitar on b/d/f, banjo on d), Paul McCartney (bass on a/c), Jerry Scheff (bass on b/f/h), Buell Niedlinger (double bass & cellos on d), T-Bone Wolk (bass on e/i, accordion on i), Benmont Tench (piano on b-c/e, spinet on c/e/h, organ on h), Mitchell Froom (electric piano on c, chamberlain on c-e, harmonium on d, organ on e/g), Ralph Forbes (electric drums on a/e), Jim Keltner (snare drum on a/d-e, tom-toms on e, drums on i), Jerry Marotta (drums on b-c/f/h), Michael Blair (percussion on a-f/h), Cait O'Riordan (lunge maracas on a, snowbells on i), Chrissie Hynde (harmony vocal on e)
Additional recording for ...This Town..., Veronica, and Satellite took place at AIR Studios, London.


LATE 1988
Wessex Studios, London

a. The Ugly Things Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
b. You're No Good Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
c. Point Of No Return Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
d. The Room Nobody Lives In Spike (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, guitars on a-b/d, keyboards on a/c/d, kalimba on b), Nick Lowe (bass on a-c), Pete Thomas (drums on a-c)


1988-1990
unknown location(s)

You Bowed Down (Demo) All This Useless Beauty (Rhino bonus CD)
1989 Hidden Shame (Demo) All This Useless Beauty (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, all instruments)

1989

1989 (between AUG and DEC)
Sorceror Sound, New York

That's How You Got Killed Before with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Kojak Variety (Rhino/Edsel edition)
EC (vocal), Gregory Davis (trumpet), Efrem Towns (trumpet), Kevin Harris (tenor saxophone), Roger Lewis (baritone saxophone), Charles Joseph (trombone), Kirk Joseph (sousaphone), Jenell Marshall (drums, percussion), Danny Barker (guitar)
This may have had additional recording at Ultrasonic Studios, New Orleans, probably without EC's involvement.


LATE 1980s or EARLY 1990s
unknown location

The Only Flame In Town (Demo) All This Useless Beauty (Rhino bonus CD)
EC (vocals, all instruments)
Even this vague recording date is largely speculative.