Mike Batt

detailed Discography
1966 - 1969 // 1970 - 1974 // 1975 - 1976 - 1977 - 1978 - 1979 // 1980 - 1984 // 1985 - 1989
1990 - 1994 // 1995 - 1999 // 2000 - 2004 // 2005 - 2009 // 2010 - 2019

Musicians & Orchestras since 1970
'Short-Discography' 1970 - ... Mike Batt Biographie (German) - Mike Batt biography (English) - Mike Batt Lyrics
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1975


April
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#Sg# / The Wombles // written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt / [S CBS 3266]

A - Wombling white tie and tails (Foxtrot)
B - The Wombling twist

May 23
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> #Sg# Mike Batt / written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt / [CBS/Epic S EPC 3321]

A - Madhouse rag
B - Joker's song

July
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#Sg# / The Wombles // written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt / [S CBS 3480]

A - Superwomble
B -
The Orinoco kid


... image from Gareth Bramley (UK) - Thank you!

September
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> #LP# The Wombles // Superwombling // written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt / [CBS 80997]

The Womble shuffle – The myths and legends of King Merton Womble and his journey to the centre of the earth – Down at the barber shop (singing in harmony) – The empty tidy-bag-blues Wombling white tie and tails //
Superwomble Miss Adelaide (she's got a lot of knowledge) – Wombles on parade To Wimbledon with love Nashville Wombles

Musicians

October
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+ #LP*# Steeleye Span // All around my hat // produced by Mike Batt / recorded July 1975 / [LP - EMI / CD - Disky (1996)]

Black Jack Davy - Hard times of old England - Cadgwith anthem - Sum waves - The wife of Ushers Well //
Gamble gold (Robin Hood) - All around my hat - Dance with me - Bachelors hall

Songs 1 & 2:
Peter Knight, Maddy Prior & Robert Johnson; songs 3 - 9: Tim Hart, Peter Knight, Maddy Prior & Robert Johnson

'Steeleye Span'

Tim Hart, Robert Johnson, Rick Kemp, Peter Knight, Nigel Pegrum, Maddy Prior

#Sg#
Steeleye Span // All around my hat / Black Jack Davy // [Chrysalis CHS 2078]

#Sg# Steeleye Span //
Hard times of old England / Sum waves (instr.) alt. Cadgwith anthem // [Chrysalis CHS 2085]
 

November 7
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#Sg# The New Edition / produced by Mike Batt / [CBS UK, S CBS 3811]

 
The Action express (Mike Batt)
 Rainy day sunday (Vaughan Thomas)

... information from Gareth Bramley (UK), image from "45cat.com" - Thank you!

November
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#Sg# / The Wombles // written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt / [S CBS 3794]

A - Let's womble to the party tonight
B - Down at the barber shop (singing in harmony)

November
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#Sg# / The Wombles // written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt / [S CBS 4049]

A - The Womble shuffle
B - To Wimbledon with love


...
image from Gareth Bramley (UK) - Thank you!

 
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#Sg# / The Wombles // written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt / [S CBS 4084]

A - Wombling merry Christmas
B - To Wimbledon with love

 

 
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#Sg# The Mike Sammes Singers // Wombling merry Christmas // [Music For Pleasure FP10060]

A - Wombling merry Christmas
B - The Womble square dance


... information about this very rare single from Johannes Felber, Salzburg, Austria - Thank you!

 
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#LP# The Mike Sammes Singers // The Mike Sammes Singers sing hits of The Wombles // [Music For Pleasure MFP50111]

The Wombling song - The Orinoco kid - The Wombling twist - The Womble square dance - Bungo's birthday - Banana rock //
Remember you're a Womble - Womble burrow boogie - Look out for the giant - The jungle is jumping - Non-Stop Wombling summer party - Wombling merry Christmas

... information about this very rare album from Johannes Felber, Salzburg, Austria - Thank you!
 

 
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> #Sg# Mike Batt / written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt / [CBS/Epic S EPC 3104]

A - You would have been a rock'n roller
B - Children of the storm

 
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+ #Sg# / written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt / [CBS/Epic S EPC 3460]

A - Mike Batt and The New EditionSummertime City (Seaside Special)
B - Mike Batt - Children of the storm

 
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#Sg# / written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt / [Epic - Spain]

A - Mike Batt and The New Edition - Verano en la ciudad ( =  Summertime City (Seaside Special) )
B - Mike Batt - Hijos de la tormenta ( =  Children of the storm )

... information about this "Spanish" single from Johannes Felber, Salzburg, Austria - Thank you!

 
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+ #Sg# Mike Batt with The Mad Hatters / arranged & produced by Mike Batt / [CBS/Epic S EPC 3752]

A - The house of the clown (Mike Batt)
B - Hang on Sloopy (Bert Russell / Wes Farrell)

 
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>1 #Sg# Dave // Mon coeur est malade // [Germany CBS S 3221]

A - Mon coeur est malade (music: Banana Rock by Mike Batt, French lyrics by P. Loiseau)
B - Pleure (P. Loiseau / D. Levenbach)

Dave ... born as Wouter Otto Levenbach, May 4, 1944 in Amsterdam

... info from Johannes Felber, Salzburg, Austria - Thank you!

 
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+#LP&MC# The Wombles // The best of The Wombles // Sampler with 20 songs! / [CBS & Warwick]

Remember you're a Womble - Wombling white tie and tails - The Wombling song - Invitation to the Ping-Pong-Ball - Wellington goes to Waterloo - Wombling in the rain - Miss Adelaide (she's got a lot of knowledge) - The hall of the Mountain Womble (Edvard Grieg & Mike Batt) - The Womble shuffle - Minuetto allegretto (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Mike Batt) //
Let's womble to the party tonight - Wombling merry Christmas - Wipe those Womble tears from your eyes - Down at the barber shop (singing in harmony) - Tobermory's music machine - The Orinoco kid - Non-Stop Wombling summer party - Banana rock - Womble of the universe - Superwomble

Musicians


#Sg#
The Wombles // Wombling merry Christmas / Let's womble to the party tonight (Demo) / [CBS A 4084]
 

1976

1977


March 19
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> #Sg# The Mad Hatters / produced by Mike Batt / [CBS/Epic S EPC 4151]

A - The Humphrey song (Mike Batt) ... vocals: Mike Batt
B - Loving you ain't easy (Frank Brierly)

... credits- & label-info from Johannes Felber, Salzburg, Austria - Thank you!

March
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#Sg# Kursaal Flyers / produced by Mike Batt / [UK 129]

A -
Cruisin' for love (Will Birch / Graeme Douglas)
B -
 Slimmin' (for the women)

September 3
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#Sg# / Wellington Womble - The Wombles // written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt / [CBS 4604]

A - Wellington Womble - Rainmaker (mono)
B - The Wombles - Wombling in the rain (stereo)

September 17
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>1 #Sg# The Mad Hatters / [CBS/Epic]

A - Love potion No. 9 (Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller) / produced by Mike Batt
B - The loser (Mike Gillingham) / produced by Mike Gillingham

... credits-info from Johannes Felber, Salzburg, Austria,
image from Gareth Bramley (UK) - Thank you!
   

September
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+ #LP*# Steeleye Span // Rocket Cottage // produced by Mike Batt / recorded June 1976 [LP - Chrysalis Records / CD - BGO Records (1996)]

London - The Bosnian hornpipes - Orfeo/Nathan's reel - The twelve witches - The brown girl //
Fighting for strangers - Sligo maid - Sir James the Rose - (The Camptown races &) The drunkard

Songs 1, 3 & 5: Trad. -
Maddy Prior, Tim Hart, Peter Knight, Robert Johnson, Rick Kemp & Nigel Pegrum;
all other songs:
Trad. - arr. by Maddy Prior, Tim Hart, Peter Knight, Robert Johnson, Rick Kemp & Nigel Pegrum





#Sg#
Steeleye Span // London / Sligo maid // [Chrysalis CHS 2107]

... image from Gareth Bramley (UK) - Thank you!


 

October 22
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#Sg# Kursaal Flyers / produced by Mike Batt / Promo Only 7" [S CBS 4689] ... http://www.45cat.com/record/scbs4689

A - Little does she know (Will Birch / Graeme Douglas / Paul Shuttleworth)
B - Little does she know (Will Birch / Graeme Douglas / Paul Shuttleworth - D. J. Long Version)

... information from Gareth Bramley (UK) - Thank you!

October
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#Sg# Kursaal Flyers / produced by Mike Batt / [S CBS 4689; US Epic 8-50333]

A - Little does she know (Will Birch / Graeme Douglas / Paul Shuttleworth)
B - Drinking socially (Paul Shuttleworth / Vic Collins)

 
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#Sg# Kursaal Flyers / produced by Mike Batt / [Suzy CBS 4689; pressed by Yugoton USD-422; Yugoslavia]

A - Little does she know (Will Birch / Graeme Douglas / Paul Shuttleworth)
B - Drinking socially (Paul Shuttleworth / Vic Collins)

 
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+ #LP# Kursaal Flyers // Golden Mile //
strings and brass arranged & produced by Mike Batt / [CBS 81 622]

Little does she know (Will Birch / Graeme Douglas / Paul Shuttleworth) -
One arm bandit (Will Birch / Graeme Douglas / Paul Shuttleworth) - Drinking socially (Paul Shuttleworth / Vic Collins) - Two left feet (Will Birch / Paul Shuttleworth / Vic Collins) - Modern lovers (Will Birch / Graeme Douglas) //
Street of the music (Paul Shuttleworth / Vic Collins) - Radio romance (Will Birch / Paul Shuttleworth / Vic Collins) - When the band's on the stand (Will Burch / Richie Bull / Paul Shuttleworth / Graeme Douglas) - Detroit tin - (Paul Shuttleworth / Vic Collins) - Third finger, left hand  (Will Birch / Graeme Douglas) - Ready to go (Will Burch / Richie Bull)

The 'Kursaal Flyers'
Richie Bull / Will Birch / Paul Shuttleworth / Vic Collins / Graeme Douglas
= The name Kursaal Flyers comes from the nickname of a train that used to travel up and down Southend Seafront. Southend, Essex, England. =

cover sent from Gunnar Granarp, Sweden ... thank you Gunnar !
 


November
 

#Sg# Steeleye Span // [Chrysalis CHS 2125]

A - Fighting for strangers
... produced by Mike Batt
B - The Mooncoin Jig ... from the album 'Now we are six', produced by Steeleye Span and Robin Black (1974)

both songs trad. -
arr. by Maddy Prior, Tim Hart, Peter Knight, Robert Johnson, Rick Kemp & Nigel Pegrum

Cover from Reinhard Zierke, Uni Hamburg, Germany

 
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> #Sg# Mike Batt / written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt / [CBS/Epic EPC 4469]

A - Short back and sides
B - Theme from '71

 
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> #LP# New Edition // Sunshine saturday // soundtrack to the BBC series "Seaside Special" // arranged by Mike Batt, except *, arranged by Lew Warburton / produced by Mike Batt / [EPIC]

Sunshine saturday (Seaside Special) (Mike Batt)  - *Get up and boogie (Sylvester Levay / Stephan Prager) - *Drive my car (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) - The Action express (Mike Batt) - (It ain't nothing but a) House party (Del Sharah / Joseph Thomas Jr.) - *La Booga Rooga (Andrew "Andy" Fairweather-Low) //
Your song (Elton John / Bernie Taupin) - Daydream (John B. Sebastian) - God only knows (Brian Wilson / Tony Asher) - Rainy day sunday (Vaughan Thomas) - Summer song (Vaughan Thomas) - Just like a woman (Bob Dylan)

about "New Edition" ...
"Sunshine Saturday", the tune was, as performed by New Edition (not the Bobby Brown one), 11-odd rather less fresh-faced "boys and girls" ordered up by 'Seaside Special' producer Michael Hurll;
 

 
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#Sg# New Edition / produced by Mike Batt / [EPIC S EPC 4346]

 
Sunshine saturday (Seaside Special) (Mike Batt) / Summer song (Vaughan Thomas)

... image from Gareth Bramley (UK) - Thank you!

 
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>1 #Sg# Flintlock / [Pinnacle Electronics Limited P 8428 / Batt Songs / April Music]

A - Sea of flames / written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt
B -  I've got my eye on you (M. Holoway Snr.)

'Flintlock'
Derek Pascoe - lead vocal / Mike Holoway - percussion & vocals / Bill Rice - keyboards / Jamie Stone - bass / John Summerton - guitars & vocals

... informations about this rare single from Toned-F - Thank you!  &  The tomorrow people / The heart of Sogguth

 

1978


1977
 

February
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+ #Sg# Kursaal Flyers / produced by Mike Batt / [CBS 4973]

A - Radio romance (Will Birch / Paul Shuttleworth / Vic Collins)
B - Girl talk

 
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#Promo Sg# from
Mike Batt with The London Symphony Orchestra // Schizophonia // [blue label Epic A3957]

Railway hotel / The ride to Agadir

... info from Gareth Bramley (UK) - Thank you!
 

June 17
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#Sg# from Mike Batt with The London Symphony Orchestra // Schizophonia // [CBS/Epic 5356 alt. EPC 82001]

The walls of the world / Berber's prayer (instr./spoken voice: Seoud Islam)


cover from the Holland issue, Italian cover and UK Demo cover

... images from Gareth Bramley (UK) - Thank you!

July
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+ #LP*# Mike Batt with The London Symphony Orchestra // Schizophonia // written*, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt / [CBS/Epic]

The ride to Agadir - Berber's prayer (instr./spoken voice: Seoud Islam) - The walls of the world - Insh'allah - The fires of Rabat (instr.) - It seemed like a good idea at the time //
*Bourrée (instr. / from Johann Sebastian Bach-Suite no. 2 in B-minor) - Railway hotel - Voices in the dark / *Don't let me be misunderstood (
Bennie Benjamin - Sol Marcus - Gloria Caldwell)

Musicians:
bass: Les Hurdle, Herbie Flowers, John Fiddy & Rick Kemp; guitars: Chris Spedding, Alan Parker, Roger McKew & Les Thatcher; percussion: Ray Cooper; tablas: Chris Karan; (pedal) steel guitar: Brian J. Cole;
drums: Terry Cox, Clem Cattini & Kenny Jones; Wurlitzer electric piano, ARP synthesizer, clavinet, keyboards, accordion & vocals: Mike Batt
on 'The ride to Agadir': fiddle "micro-solo" by Peter Knight; oboe solos by Anthony Camden; violin duo at end by Richard Studt & Warwick Hill; on 'Berber's prayer': spoken voice by Seoud Islam;
cor anglais on 'Railway hotel': by Anthony Camden; on 'Don't let me be misunderstood': sax by Chris Gent and guitar solo by Toose Taylor
 

September 16
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>2 #Sg# Mike Batt / arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt / [CBS/Epic S EPC 6208]

A- Don't let me be misunderstood (Bennie Benjamin - Sol Marcus - Gloria Caldwell)
B -Sinking like a stone (Mike Batt)

.... additional note at ebay: Australian pressing on the Epic label (ES 238) - no picture sleeve but in original record company sleeve. There is a rubber stamp mark on the label indicating it is a promotional copy. There is a date written on the label (in quite small print).

... credits-info from Johannes Felber, Salzburg, Austria - Thank you!
 


October 21
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#Sg# from Mike Batt with The London Symphony Orchestra // Schizophonia // [CBS/Epic 5781]

A -
Railway hotel
B - The fires of Rabat (instr.) (Demo)

... image from Gareth Bramley (UK) - Thank you!

 
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#Sg# from Mike Batt with The London Symphony Orchestra // Schizophonia // [CBS/Epic 6206]

A - The ride to Agadir (edited version)
B - The walls of the world


... image from Gareth Bramley (UK) - Thank you!
   

 
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#Sg# Vaughan Thomas / produced by Marcel Bates (=> Mike Batt) / [PYE 7N 46002 / April Music/Batt Songs LTD]

A - Footprints in the sand (M.Gillingham)
B - Carole's mine
(Vaughan Thomas)

... information from chrisspedding.com, thank you!

 
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> #Sg# Enrique y Ana // Spain

La cancion de los Wombles (The Wombling song) (Mike Batt / Spanish lyrics by O. Gómez)

 
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#Film (VHS)# Wombling free // a full-length (92 minutes), live-action Wombles film released by the Rank Organisation
Written and directed by Lionel Jeffries / Produced by Ian Shand / Music score and lyrics by Mike Batt / Screenplay consultant - Elisabeth Beresford

Cast:
Roland Frogmorton - David Tomlinson / Julia Frogmorton - Frances de la Tour / Kim Frogmorton - Bonnie Langford / Arnold Takahashi - Bernard Spear / Doris Takahashi - Yasuko Nagazumi / County Surveyor - John Junkin /
Assistant Surveyor - Reg Lye

The Wombles: Ken Baker*, Eileen Baker, Sadie Corre, Tony Friel, Brian Jones, John Lummiss, Jack Purvis, Albert Wilkinson and Marcus Powell
Womble Voices: David Jason, Janet Brown, Jon Pertwee, John Graham / Womble songs sung by Mike Batt

* 'Ken Baker' is none other than Kenny Baker, better known as R2-D2 in 'Star Wars'. He played Bungo. His wife Eileen also played an Ewok in 'Return Of The Jedi', along with many of the Wombles;
 

 
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Sit-Com "The Upchat line" / Created & written by Keith Waterhouse, produced by Robert Reed => followed by "The Upchat Connection", 1978

Cast list: John Alderton as Mike Upchat / Produced by Robert Reed / Series Original Music by Mike Batt
7 episodes á 30 minutes, between 26.9. and 7.11.1977

 
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#LP# Die Wombels – So leben wir (10 Geschichten aus der TV Original Aufnahme) / [
Polydor Germany 2432 177 / Deutsche Synchron KG. Berlin]

Compiled by [Zusammenstellung] – Manfred Hinkel / Lyrics by [Text] – Siegfried Rabe /
Script by – Elisabeth Beresford / Script by [für's Fernsehen Bearbeitet von] – Siegfried Rabe
Music by [Titel- und Illustrationsmusik] – Michael Batt*
Narrator [Sprecher] – Martin Hirthe

Voice Actors ... Bango – Joachim Tennstedt / Großonkel Bulgaria – Arnold Marquis / Mac Wombel – Klaus Miedel / Madame Cholet – Inge Wolfberg /
Orinoco – Wilfried Herbst / Tobermory – Joachim Röcker / Tomsk – Joachim Kemmer / Wellington – Ulrich Gressieker
 

 
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> #LP# The Wombles // Wombling free // Soundtrack written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt / [CBS]

The Wombling song
(film version from end titles) – The creation of the world (instr.) – Edinburgh rock (instr.) – Introduction of Minuetto Allegretto (instr. - W.A.Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony) – Introduction to the Womble burrow (instr.) – Wombling white tie and tails (film version) //
Under the hill and not far away (folksy instr.) – Madame Cholet (film vesion) – Mr. Roland Frogmorton's music (instr.) – Miss Felicity Kim Frogmorton's music (instr.) – Frogmorton's theme (instr.) – The march of the machines (instr.) –
Exercise is good for you (film version) – The underground garden (instr.) – Count down and lift-off (instr.) – Womble of the universe
(remixed! - not in movie) The Queen (instr.)
 

1978
 


+ #LP*# Mike Batt with The London Philharmonic Orchestra // Caravans (soundtrack) // written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt / [CBS] => Ivor Novello Award 1978

Caravan on the move - Main title - Russian dance - Inside Sardar Khan's palace - Journey to Badek - The camp at Qualir - The desolate valley - Caravan song //
Qualir at night - Storm in the desert - Becky's waltz - Kochi dancer - The aftermath - Theme from 'Caravans'
all tracks instr. - except 'Caravan song'  and 'The aftermath' ... voc. Barbara Dickson

Musicians:
vocals: Barbara Dickson; ethnic percussion: Ray Cooper & Chris Karan; santur: John Leach; shawm: Keith Thompson;
ethnic flutes & ocarina: Chris Taylor & Adrian Brett; oud & bouzoukis: Dick Abel & Alan Parker;
ethnic fiddle: Johnny Derrick; leader of The London Philharmonic Orchestra: David Nolan
 

 
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#VHS (NTSC formatted)# Caravans (Der Herr der Karawane) // 127min, Rated: R Color

In the tradition of "The Wind and the Lion" comes this lavish adventure based on James Michener's best-selling novel.
Michael Sarrazin is an American diplomat assigned to locate senator's daughter Jennifer O'Neill, who has run away from an Iranian officer in order to be with Bedouin rebel Anthony Quinn. Also starring in the sweeping epic are Christopher Lee and Joseph Cotten.

Director: James Fargo; Cast: Joseph Cotten, Jeremy Kemp, Christopher Lee, Jennifer O'Neill, Anthony Quinn, Michael Sarrazin, Barry Sullivan;
Music score and lyrics by Mike Batt => Ivor Novello Award 1978 / Academy Award® / Nominee: Best Costume Design
 

 
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+ #Sg# Musical Evita performed by David Essex //  written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice, arranged & produced by Mike Batt / [Mercury/Phonogram 60 07 185]

A - Oh what a circus  backing vocals: Mike Batt

B -
High flying, adored

A specially re-recorded version of the song from the hit show "Evita"

 
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+ #Sg# David Essex / [Mercury/Phonogram 6007 194]

A - Goodbye first love (W&M: David Essex, Drewett & Dymond) / produced & arranged by Mike Batt
B - Won't change me now (W&M: David Essex) / produced & arranged by David Essex

 
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#Sg# Elkie Brooks / arranged & produced by Mike Batt / [A&M Records AMS 7333]; Cover from the Dutch release ... Covers from the German, Portugal, Netherland release

A - Lilac wine (James Alan Shelton)
B - Life, lough and love (Gary Nicholson, Allen Shamblin)

note ... Elkie Brooks, born as Elaine Bookbinder

Single covers from Manfred Schneider, Koeln - Thank you! & Discogs


 
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+ #LP (1981)# Elkie Brooks // Pearls // [A&M]

Side 1/6: Lilac wine (James Alan Shelton) /arranged & produced by Mike Batt

 
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#Sg# Catherine Howe / Sit Down And Think Again / [Ariola UK No.111]

A - Sit down and think again (Catherine Howe) / produced & arranged by Mike Batt
B - Someone's gotta love you sometime  (Catherine Howe)
/ produced & arranged by Mike Batt

Information and image from Martin Lippe, Germany - Thank you!

April 28
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 >#Sg# Paul Shuttleworth / [Epic S EPC 6117, demo copy]

A - Mixed-up shook-up girl (Willie de Ville) / produced & arranged by Mike Batt
B - Take-away love (Paul Shuttleworth)  / produced & arranged by Mike Batt

 
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+ #LP# The Wombles // The Wombles Christmas Party // Sampler / [Pickwick/CBS]

Wombling merry Christmas
- The Wombling twist - Remember you're a Womble - Dreaming in the sun (Orinoco’s song) - The Womble square dance - The Wombling song //
Minuetto allegretto (W.A. Mozart / Mike Batt) - Banana rock - Wombling white tie and tails - Great uncle Bulgaria’s march - Down at the barber shop (singing in harmony) – Superwomble

 
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>10 #LP# Watership down (Original soundtrack) // except as noted written by Angela Morley // [CBS Records 70161]
Martin Rosen's production of Richard Adams' "Watership Down", a full-length cartoon

Prologue and Main title (Malcom Williamson) - Venturing forth - Into the mist - Crossing the river and onward - Fiver's vision - Through the woods - The rat fight - Violet's gone - Climbing the down //
Bright eyes & Interlude (Mike Batt) (vocals: Art Garfunkel) - Bigwig's capture - Kehaar's theme - The escape from Efrafa - Hazel's plan - Final struggle and triumph - The end titles

Narrator - Michael Hordern / Daniel Schweiger - Liner Notes / Gerard Mohammed - Package Design / Howard Somers - Assistant Engineer / John Richards - Engineer /
Lawrence Ashmore - Orchestra / Marcus Dods - Musical Director / Simon Cantwell - Art Direction / Terry Rawlings - Producer
 

 
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#LP# Stephanie De Sykes // Stephanie De Sykes... Crazy Lady! / [DJM L 36611 (AUS)]

Crazy Lady (Mike Batt) - Nothing Does Right - Mama - Over The Top - Mixed Up Girl //
Singer Of The Song - Love Is Falling In Love Again - As Long As We Believe - Your Baby Is A Lady - Deep Down Inside - Win Through In The End

 
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Sit-Com "The Upchat Connection" / Created & written by Keith Waterhouse, produced and directed by Robert Reed

Series Original Music by Mike Batt
7 episodes á 30 minutes, 1978

... information from Gareth Bramley (UK) - Thank you!

 

1979

September  
Patchwork - Miller's tune >#Sg# Patchwork // Miller's tune // composed by Mike Batt, produced by Patchwork / [State Records STAT 95]

A - Miller's tune
(instr.)
B - Miller's tune (Version 2
) (instr.)

"Miller's tune" was used as a TV-theme tune for "Pebble Mill At One", a British lunchtime chat show, broadcast live originally on BBC 2.
"Pebble Mill At One" on You tube


... information from Gareth Bramley (UK) - Thank you!

October 5
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#Sg# Linda Lewis // [Ariola ARO 181]

A -
109, Jamaica Highway
      drums: Trevor Morais; bass:  John Fiddy; guitars: Martin Kershaw & Paul Keogh; percussion: Frank Ricotti & Tony Carr;

B -
Beggars and kings (Demo) (Mike Batt)
      piano: Mike Batt; London Symphony Orchestra;

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+ #LP*# Mike Batt and friends with The London Symphony Orchestra // Tarot Suite // written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt / [CBS/Epic]

Introduction (The journey of a fool) (instr.) - Imbecile (voc. Roger Chapman) - Plainsong (instr.) - Lady of the dawn (voc. Mike Batt) - The valley of swords (instr.) - Losing your way in the rain (voc. Colin Blunstone) //
Tarota (instr.) - The night of the dead (instr.) - The dead of the night (instr.) - Run like the wind (voc. Roger Chapman)

Musicians (the "Friends" are ... )
vocals:
Roger Chapman & Colin Blunstone; lead guitars: Jim Cregan, Rory Gallagher, Chris Spedding & Tony McPhee; rhythm guitars: Alan Parker, Ricky Hitchcock, Les Thatcher & Martin Kershaw; pedal steel guitar: B.J. Cole;
saxes: Mel Collins; percussion: Ray Cooper, Roy Morgan, Chris Karan, Tony Carr & Mike Fry; drums: Harold Fisher & Trevor Morais; bass guitar: Frank McDonald;
leader of The London Symphony Orchestra: Irvine Arditti; Mike Batt: vocals, backing vocals & multi-track vocal effects, piano, keyboards, percussion, synthesizer effects;

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#Sg# from Mike Batt and friends with The London Symphony Orchestra // Tarot Suite / [CBS/Epic S EPC 7725]

A - Run like the wind (voc. Roger Chapman)
B - Plainsong (instr.)

October 26
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#Sg# from Mike Batt and friends with The London Symphony Orchestra // Tarot Suite / [CBS/Epic S EPC 8004]

A - Lady of the dawn (voc. Mike Batt)
B - The night of the dead (instr.)

 
> #LP# David Essex // Imperial wizard // produced by David Essex; * produced by Mike Batt / [UK Mercury / 9109 616] re-released 2011

Let it flow (David Essex) - Call on me (David Essex) - Are you still my true love (David Essex) - * Oh what a circus (Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice)  - Imperial wizard (David Essex) //
I forgot to forget you (David Essex & Steve Colyer) - Oh what a feeling (David Essex & Steve Colyer) - Won't change me now (David Essex) - * Goodbye first love*(David Essex, Steve Drewett & Dymond)  - * 20 flights up (David Essex) - Ships that pass in the night (David Essex)

Musicians:
vocals: David Essex; guitars: Chris Spedding & Phil Palmer; bass: Herbie Flowers; drums: Barry de Souza & Kenny Jones; percussion: Ray Cooper; synthesizer: Ken Freeman;

... credits-info from Johannes Felber, Salzburg, Austria - Thank you!

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+ #Sg# David Essex // 20 flights up / [UK Mercury / 6007 200]

A -
20 flights up (David Essex) / arranged & produced by Mike Batt
B -
Are you still my true love (David Essex)

... image from Gareth Bramley (UK) - Thank you!

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+ #Sg# Watership down soundtrack / [S CBS 6947]

A - Art Garfunkel - Bright eyes / written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt => Ivor Novello Award 1979
B - Kehaar's theme / written by Angela Morley, produced by Terry Rawlings
   
... Italian issue - image from Gareth Bramley (UK) - Thank you!

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#LP*# Art Garfunkel // Fate for breakfast // [Columbia Records Inc.]

In a little while (I'll be on my way) (Dennis Belfield) - Since I don't have you (J. Beaumont) - And I know (Michael Sembello, David Batteau) - Sail on a rainbow (Stephen Bishop) -Miss you nights (Dave Townsend) //
Bright eyes (did not appear on original US release) (Mike Batt) - Finally found a reason (M. Sembello, D. Batteau, R. Bell, C. Bickhardt) - Beyond The Tears (Bob Gundry, Jeffrey Camanor) - Oh how happy (C.Hatcher) - When someone doesn't want you (Jeffrey Staton) - Take me away (Lance and Grant Gullickson)

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>2, 3, 5, 7, 10 #LP# Linda Lewis // Hazienda view // arranged, conducted and produced by Mike Batt // Recorded mainly at Lansdowne Studios, engineered by Robert Butterworth //
[
Ariola Eurodisc Ltd. ... Spain
I-201.694, Ariola – I•201694] Discogs


1 - That's love (Dat's love / Habanera; from the opera 'Carmen Jones' by Georges Bizet, Oscar Hammerstein II)
drums: Trevor Morais; bass: Frank McDonald; guitars: Martin Kershaw, Roger McKew; percussion:  Frank Ricotti & Tony Carr; sax: Mel Collins; piano: Mike Batt; London Symphony Orchestra;

2. - Rolling for a while
(W&M: Linda Lewis & Jim Cregan)
drums: Trevor Morais; bass: Frank McDonald; piano: Mike Batt; guitars: Jim Cregan & Martin Kershaw;
3. - The best days of my life (
W&M: Rod Stewart & Jim Cregan)
bass: Frank McDonald; guitars: Colin Greene & Les Thatcher; percussion: Chris Karan; Cor Anglais: Mike Winfield;
4. - 109, Jamaica Highway (Steve Glen, Mike Burns)
drums: Trevor Morais; bass:  John Fiddy; guitars: Martin Kershaw & Paul Keogh; percussion: Frank Ricotti & Tony Carr;

5. - My aphrodisiac is you (Mike Batt)
drums: Tom Nicholl; bass: Dave Richmond & Les Thatcher; piano: Mike Batt; lead trumpet: Kenny Baker;
6. -
Beggars and kings (Mike Batt)
piano: Mike Batt; London Symphony Orchestra;
7. -
I'd be surprisingly good for you (from 'Evita' by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice)
drums: Harold Fisher; bass: Frank McDonald; piano: Mike Batt; guitars: Colin Greene, Martin Kershaw & Les Thatcher; percussion: Tristan Fry & Chris Karan;
8. -
It seemed like a good idea at the time (Mike Batt)
drums: Tom Nicholl; bass: Dave Richmond; piano: Laurie Holloway; guitar: Les Thatcher;
9. - Save the last dance for me (Doe Pumos & Mort Shuman)
drums: Trevor Morais; bass: John Fiddey; guitars: Martin Kershaw; percussion: Frank Ricotti & Tony Carr; harp: Sheila Bromberg; piano: Mike Batt; cymbalom: John Leach;
10. - Sleeping like a baby now (from  'Dear Anyone' by Don Black & Geoff Stephens)

drums: Harold Fisher; bass: Frank McDonald; piano: Mike Batt; guitars: Colin Greene & Les Thatcher; percussion: Tristan Fry & Chris Karan;


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+ #Sg# Linda Lewis // [Ariola ARO 166, reissued Arista ARIST 246] / Demo cover & Reissue cover

A -
I'd be surprisingly good for you (from 'Evita' by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice)
      drums: Harold Fisher; bass: Frank McDonald; piano: Mike Batt; guitars: Colin Greene, Martin Kershaw & Les Thatcher; percussion: Tristan Fry & Chris Karan;
B -
The best days of my life (Demo) (W&M: Rod Stewart & Jim Cregan)
      bass: Frank McDonald; guitars: Colin Greene & Les Thatcher; percussion: Chris Karan; Cor Anglais: Mike Winfield;


... all images from Gareth Bramley (UK) - Thank you!

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> #Sg-Demo not for sale# Washington Flyer // Buffalo Bill // [EMI Records 2926]

A - Buffalo Bill (Alan Hawkshaw & Barry Mason) ... produced by Alan Hawkshaw, Barry Mason & Mike Batt
B - Star dance (Alan Hawkshaw) ... produced by Alan Hawkshaw & Barry Mason

... information from Johannes Felber, Salzburg, Austria - Thank you!

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#Sg# & #mSg# El Dorado // Fast friends // both songs produced by Biddu & Mike Batt [Ariola – AROD 165]

A - Fast friends (R. Bruneau)
B - French breath (Mike Batt)

... information from Gareth Bramley (UK) - Thank you!

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>A #Sg# Paola // Wie Du (Bright eyes) // [Germany CBS]

A - Wie Du (Bright eyes; music by Mike Batt / German lyrics by
Wolfgang Mürmann)
B - Ein Teil von mir (
Roland Heck - Gerd Köthe / Paola del Medico)

see also: 1980 - 1981 - 1989 - 1990 - 1993 - 2000


... credits-info from Johannes Felber, Salzburg, Austria - Thank you!

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>1 #Sg# Bernd Thomas // Träume sterben nie // [Germany CBS / Ariola 102 562]

A - Träume sterben nie / (Lady of the dawn; music by Mike Batt / German lyrics by Michael Kunze)
B - Rosie, treib's nicht zu weit (
Bernd Thomas / Michael Möller )

... credits-info from Johannes Felber, Salzburg, Austria - Thank you!

December, 7
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#Sg# Barbara Dickson // Caravan song (voc. Barbara Dickson) / [CBS/Epic S EPC 8103]

A - Caravan song (voc.
Barbara Dickson) / Caravan on the move (instr.)
B -
Caravan on the move (instr.)

#CD (1982)# Barbara Dickson // All for a song // [UK EPIC EPC 10030]

+ #CD (1996)#
Barbara Dickson // The best of Barbara Dickson // [Sony Music/Epic/Collectors Choice]
 song 8: Caravan Song / written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt

 

1970 - 1974          1980 - 1984

siehe auch Mike Batt's German Homepage  /  look at  Mike Batt's Homepage too
dankbar für Korrekturen und Ergänzungen / thanks for news and corrections  friedl.dieter@aon.at

Erklärung zu den Abkürzungen / Explanation of the short-cuts:
+ ........... Original soundcarrier in my collection
> ........... musicfile in my collection ... without any number = all tracks / with number(s) = selected track(s)
CD ........ Compact Disk (Ø12cm) / DoCD ... 2 CD's
LP ......... Long Player (Langspielplatte Ø30cm / 7" / 33rpm) / 3 LP's / DoLP ... Doppel-LP (2 LP's)
LP* ....... Long Player (Langspielplatte Ø30cm / 7" / 33rpm), auch als CD (Ø12cm) erschienen /LP as on CD
MC ....... Music Cassette
mCD ..... Maxi-CD (Ø12cm)
mSg ...... Maxi Single (Ø30cm / 12" / 45rpm)
Sg ......... Single (Ø17,5cm / 7" / 45rpm)
VHS ......Video Cassette (Video Home System)
[ ... ] ...... Plattenverlag / Edition

© Dieter Friedl, August 23, 2015 / Kontakt & Impressum