Mike Batt

detailed Discography
1966 - 1969 // 1970 - 1974 // 1975 - 1979 // 1980 - 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 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
fehlende Texte, Informationen, und so weiter ... / missing lyrics, informations and so on
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1980


February, 29th
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#Sg# from Mike Batt and friends with The London Symphony Orchestra // Tarot Suite / [CBS/Epic S EPC 8155]

A -
Losing your way in the rain (voc. Colin Blunstone)
B - The dead of the night (instr.)

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

 
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+ #LP*# Mike Batt with The Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra // Waves //
written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt / [Epic/CBS] / cover painting: Ida R. Outhwaite

The winds of change - Waves (instr.) - Portishead radio - Mona - Conga reel (instr.) - Buenos dias, capitan -
Lobsterissimus bumbicissimus (instr.) - Fishing for the moon - Echo foxtrot (instr.) - Sierra tango (instr.) - Waiting for a wave

Musicians:
drums: Trevor Morais; bass guitar: Frank McDonald; guitars: Jim Cregan, Ray Russel & Nigel Jenkins; percussion: Frank Ricotti;
saxes: Mel Collins; keyboards: Chris Parren; vocals & keyboards: Mike Batt; leader of The Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra: Gÿsbert Beths;
congas on 'Conga reel' by Eddie Conrad; steel guitar on 'Lobsterissimus bumbicissimus' by Brian J. Cole
 

 
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#Sg# from Mike Batt with The Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra // Waves / [Germany Epic/CBS EPC A 1101]

A - Mona

B - Waiting for a wave

 
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#Sg# from Mike Batt with The Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra // The winds of change / [Epic EPC 9046]

A -
The winds of change
B - Echo foxtrot (instr.)

April 1
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>1 #Sg# The Hollies // German release [Polydor 2040 280]

A - Soldier's song / written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt
B - 48 Hour Parole (Allan Clarke / Terry Sylvester / Tony Hicks)

#Sg# The Hollies // U.K. release [Polydor 2059 246]

A - Soldier's song / written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt
B - Draggin' my heels (Allan Clarke / Terry Sylvester / Tony Hicks)

The Hollies are ... Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks, Terry Sylvester, Bobby Elliott, Bernie Calvert

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

 
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+ #Sg# Linda Lewis // That's Love // [Netherlands, Ariola 101.662]

A -
That's love (
Habanera) ... from 'Hazienda View' 1979
B -
Save the last dance for me (Doe Pumos & Mort Shuman) ... from 'Hazienda View' 1979

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

 
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+ #Sg# Linda Lewis // [Ariola ARO 207]
A -
Sleeping like a baby now (from  'Dear Anyone' by Don Black & Geoff Stephens)
... from 'Hazienda View' 1979
B - Rolling for a while (W&M: Linda Lewis & Jim Cregan)
... from 'Hazienda View' 1979

 
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+ #Sg# Linda Lewis // [Ariola ARO 231]
A -
That's love (
Habanera) ... from 'Hazienda View' 1979
B - My aphrodisiac is you (Mike Batt) ... from 'Hazienda View' 1979

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

 
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#Sg# Linda Lewis // That's Love (Extrait De Carmen) / Sleeping Like A Baby // [France, Arabella – 100145]

A -
That's love (Extrait De Carmen
... Habanera, from the opera 'Carmen Jones' by Georges Bizet, Oscar Hammerstein II)
B -
Sleeping like a baby now (from  'Dear Anyone' by Don Black & Geoff Stephens)

Notes ... Track B is called "Sleeping Like A Baby" on front sleeve, "Sleeping Like A Baby Now" on center label.

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

 
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>2 #LP# Brotherhood of Man // Brotherhood of Man sing 20 number one hits // [Warwick WW5087]

We don't talk any more (Alan Tarney) - Bright eyes (Mike Batt) - When you're in love with a beautiful woman (Even Stevens) -
Don't give up on us baby (
Tony MacAulay) - Together we are beautiful (Ken Leray) - What's another year (Johnnie Logan) -
I will survive (Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris) - I'm not in love (Graham Gouldman / Eric Stewart) -
Working my way back to you (
Sandy Linzer, Denny Randell and Michael Zager) - Mull of Kintyre (Paul McCartney & Denny Laine) -
Dancing queen (Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson) - When I need you (Carole Bayer Sager - Albert Hammond) -
Rivers of Babylon (Brent Dowe - Trevor McNaughton) - If you leave me now (Peter Cetera) -
Don't go breaking my heart (
Elton John/Bernie Taupin) - Three times a lady (Lionel Richie) -
One day at a time (Marijohn Wilkin and Kris Kristofferson) - When will I see you again (Kenny Gamble und Leon Huff) -
Annie's song (John Denver) - Sailing (Gavin Sutherland)

Brotherhood of Man are ... Nicky Stevens, Sandra Stevens, Martin Lee and Lee Sheriden

... information from Steve Jacks, U.K. - Thank you!
 

 
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>10 #LP*# The Shadows // Strings of hits // [EMI / CD released 17.08.2002 - EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co KG]

Riders in the sky (Stan Jones) - Parisienne walkways ((Gary Moore/Philip Lynott) - Classical gas (Mason Williams) -
Theme from 'The deer hunter (Cavatina)' (Stanley Myers) - Bridge over troubled water (Paul Simon) -
You're the one that I want (John Farrar) - Heart of glass (Debbie Harry/Chris Stein) -
Don't cry for me Argentina (Evita) (Andrew Lloyd Webber / Tim Rice) - Song for Duke (Judy Collins) -
Bright eyes (Mike Batt) -
Concerto de Aranjuez (Theme from 2nd movement) (Joaquín Rodrigo) - Baker street (Gerry Rafferty)
 

 
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>6 #LP# Andy Williams // Let's love while we can // [U.K.. Columbia Records]

Let's love while we can - Only everything - Jason - Beside me - If I were a singer - Railway hotel (Mike Batt) -
I don't want to be in love - Love is a cold wind - Regrets - If I reach for you - It was time - I'll never love anyone anymore

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

 
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#LP# Roger Williams // Phantom of the opera // arr. by Charles Calello, Johnnie Carl, Ed Lojeski & Jack Smalley;
conducted by Johnnie Carl;

Phantom of the opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber / Charles Hart / Richard Stilgoe / Mike Batt) -
Miserlou (Nicholas Roubanis) - The longest time (Billy Joel) - Canadian sunset (Norman Gimbel/Eddie Heywood) -
I just called to say I love you (Stevie Wonder) - Careless whisper (George Michael/Andrew Ridgeley) -
What's love got to do with it (Terry Britten/Graham Lyle) - Too late for goodbyes (Julian Lennon) -
To bee or not to bee (Roger Williams) - A concerto for chopsticks (Roger Williams)
 


 
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>7 #LP# Cilla Black // Especially for you // [???]

Baby don't change your mind (Van Mac Coy) - Sometimes when we touch (Barry Mann / Dan Hill) - Just the way you are (Billy Joel) -
Talking in your sleep (Crystal Gayle) - You don't bring me flowers (Neil Diamond / Marily & Alan Bergmann) -
How deep is your love (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) - Bright eyes (Mike Batt) -
Don't cry for me Argentinia (from 'Evita' / written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice) -
When will I see you again (Kenneth Gamble / Leon A. Huff) - You need me (???) -  If you leave me now (Peter Cetera) -
When I need you (Carole Bayer Sager / Albert Hammond) - Knowing me knowing you (Benny Andersson / Björn Ulvaeus / Stig Anderson) -
Still (???) - When a child is born (Zacar / Fred Jay) - Do that to me one more time (Toni Tennille)

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

 
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>1 #Sg# Tiswas presents: Matthew Butler and The Four Bucketeers // Bright eyes / [ CBS 9096 ]

Bright eyes (Mike Batt)
We are the four Bucketeers (John Gormann)

Matthew Butler, born 1977 in Penkridge, also known as  Matthew Lewis
He was quite possibly the most famous four year old in the nation. The reason for this is that he spent his Saturday mornings not actually watching television, but participating in it. For he was the legendary youngster who appeared every week on the Chris Tarrant-led gunge tank fesitval that was "Tiswas", wearing an oversized rabbit costume and 'singing' a very off-key and dodgily-pronounced rendition of Art Garfunkel's horrendously drippy "Watership Down" theme 'Bright Eyes'. "How canta light that burrrds so bwightly suddenly burd so peeel?", enquired young Matthew every week. The question posed by 'Art' was quite probably never supposed to be answered in the first place. However, seeing as the main competition to "Tiswas" was John Craven introducing "a look at some of Britain's disappearing wildlife" and Noel Edmonds holding a telephone, many viewers decided that they would keep watching, no matter how dimly the lyrical light may have been 'burding'.
 

 
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#LP# Tiswas presents: The Four Bucketeers featuring The bucket of water song // [CBS BUCK1]

Hello and welcome and off to a clean start - We are The Four Bucketeers (John Gormann) -  Contents -
The typewriter in medley with the dying fly - The wigan and S.E. Lancs hopping club - It's fun to be a hopper -David -
Wuwal Wetweats (vocals - Lenny Henry) - One of  Sally James' almost legendary Pop interviews - Raspberry rock (vocals - John Gorman) -
Chris gets carried away - The bucket of water song - Telly Selly time / Welcome back - Contents -
Funky Spitttin' Punk Dog (vocals - Bob Carolgees) - The typewriter in medley with the dying fly (Reprise) - Gabriel Gastropod -
The village idiots - News splash - Water is wonderful - Algernon Razamataz - Compost corner (vocals - Chris Tarrant) - Excuse Me, Chris -
The fastest selling most fabulous record ever to be made in the entire history - Like to get to know me (vocals - Sally James) -
Bright eyes (Mike Batt) (vocals - Matthew Butler) - We are The Four Bucketeers (Reprise)  (John Gormann) - Goodbye

Musicians:
bass - John Halsey; drums - Clive Griffiths; guitar - Ollie Halsall; keyboards - Morgan Fisher; producer - Neil Innes , Nicky Graham;
Engineer - Walter Samuel

The Four Bucketeers are:
Chris Tarrant, Sally James, Bob Carolgees, John Gorman / Seconded to The Bucketeers: Lenny Henry, Matthew Butler
Regimental mascot: Spit The Dog; album Jingles by OJ Jingles; Sleeve Design: Roslav Szabo, Robert Elsdale
 

 
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#LP# Paola // Lieder die ich liebe // [Germany CBS84398]

Wie Du (Bright eyes) (Bright eyes; music by Mike Batt / German lyrics by
Wolfgang Mürmann)


see also: 1979 - 1981 - 1989 - 1990 - 1993 - 2000

 
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> #Sg# Willeke Alberti // Veel te lang // [NL Philips 6017 127]

A - Veel te lang (Caravan song) (Mike Batt / Joost Nuissl)
B - Zou het geen wonder zijn (Bert Ruiter / Joost Nuissl)

1981

 
 

#Sg# Barbara Dickson // Run like the wind // [UK EPIC / EPC A 1858]

A - Run like the wind / written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt (recorded at Wessex Studios in late 1976)
B - Forgotten time (Barbara Dickson)


+ #CD (1996)# Barbara Dickson // The best of Barbara Dickson // [Sony Music/Epic/Collectors Choice]
 song 7: Run like the wind / written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt

 
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>1 #Sg# Elaine Paige // Falling down to earth // [UK Arista ARIST403]

A -Falling down to earth  (Mike Batt & Tim Rice)
B - Up so high (Randy Goodrum / Brent Maher)

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

 
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#LP# Elaine Paige // Elaine Paige // produced by Tim Rice and Andrew Powell // [UK TIVCD2999]

If you don't want my love (Phil Spector / John Prine) - Far side of the bay (Dave Townsend) -
So sad (to watch good love go bad) (Don Everly) -  Secrets (Barry & Robin Gibb) -  I want to marry you (Florrie Palmer) -
Second time (Theme from 'Bilitis') (Francis Lai / Tim Rice) - The last one to leave (Florrie Palmer / Tim Rice) -
Hot as sun (Paul McCartney / Tim Rice) - Falling down to earth (Mike Batt & Tim Rice) -
How the heart approaches what it yearns (Paul Simon) - Miss my love today (Gilbert O'Sullivan)

 
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>4 #LP*#
Boney M // Boonoonoonoos //  [LP: Atlantic - 1981 / CD: BMG Int'l B000006T6P - July 11th 1994]

Boonoonoonoos (Frank Farian / Giorgio Sgarbi / C.Courage / Fred Jay) -
Medley: That's Boonoonoonoos (Frank Farian / L.Dillon / R.M.Ehrhardt) & Train to Skaville (Frank Farian / L.Dillon /
R.M.Ehrhardt
) & I Shall Sing (Van Morrison) -
Silly Confusion (
Frank Farian / Dietmar Kawohl / Mats Bjorklund / Harry Baierl / C.Courage) -
Ride to Agadir **(Mike Batt)  - Jimmy (Frank Farian / Johan Daansen / B.Howell) - African Moon (Frank Farian / Helmut Rulofs / L.Mitchell) -
We Kill the World (Don't Kill the World) (
Frank Farian / Giorgio Sgarbi) - Homeland Africa (Ship Ahoi) (Kenneth Gamble / Frank Farian / Leon Huff) -
Malaika (
Trad.Kisuaheli / arr.: Frank Farian / G.Reyam) - Consuela Biaz (Frank Farian / C.Courage / M.O'Hara) - Breakaway (James Kelvin) -
Sad Movies (make me cry) (John D. Loudermilk) - Goodbye My Friend (Frank Farian / H.Rulofs / C.Courage)

** recorded with The London Philharmonic Orchestra
 

 
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+ #DoLP# Autopilot // Rapid eye movements // written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt //
                      [UK ... Chrysalis/Ariola CTY 1309 - Germany ... Chrysalis 301 648 420 Gatefold sleeve] Germany- / UK-edition
at Discogs

LP1 - A: Weather and closedown - George goes solo (instr.) - Pictures on a video screen - New terrain
LP1 - B: Why do I feel so good? - The face / The woman in the fairground - Midnight sun

LP2 - A: A hiding to nothing - A place with no emotion - Approach to the city (instr.) - The ears of the city
LP2 - B: Won't give in - George rides again (instr.) - Something in the shadows - Escaping from a maze

'Autopilot'
Vaughan Thomas - lead & harmony vocals / Pim Koopman - drums / Jan Hollestelle - guitar / Peter Schön - synthesizers /
Hans Hollestelle & Lex Bolderdyk - additional guitars;

 
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#Sg# Autopilot // Escaping from a maze // written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt / [UK & France ... Chrysalis CHS 2483] Discogs

A -
Escaping from a maze
B -
New terrain

 
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+ #LP# Mike Batt with The Berlin Opera Orchestra // Six days in Berlin //
written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt / [Epic/CBS]

Part one - Part two - Part three - Part four - Part five - Part six / (all tracks instr.)

Musicians:
drums: Kurt Cress; bass guitar: Frank McDonald; rhythm guitar: Mats Bjoerklund; lead guitar: Ray Russell;
vocals, piano, synthesizer & accordion: Mike Batt; pedal steel guitar: Brian J. Cole; saxes: Mel Collins;
 

 
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#LP# Paola // Ihre größten Erfolge // [Germany CBS84926]

Wie Du (Bright eyes; music by Mike Batt / German lyrics by
Wolfgang Mürmann)


see also: 1979 - 1980 - 1989 - 1990 - 1993 - 2000

1982

Jenuary, 15th  


#LP# Barbara Dickson // All for a song (in Germany released as "I believe in you" ) /
[UK EPIC EPC 10030]
Tracks 1, 2, 5, 10, 12 produced by Mike Batt; Track 3 by Junior Campbell; Tracks 4, 6 by Barbara Dickson;
Tracks 7, 8 by Alan Tarney; Track 11 by Andrew Lloyd-Webber & Tim Rice; Track 9 by Paul Bliss;


1. Run like the wind (Mike Batt) - 2. Caravan song (Mike Batt) -
3. Answer me (, my love) (Gerhard Winkler / Fred Rauch / Carl Sigman) -
4. The long and winding road (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) - 5. Tonight (Barbara Dickson) -
6. With a little help from my friends (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) - 7. January, February (Alan Tarney) -
8. Will you love me tomorrow (Gerry Goffin / Carole King) - 9. Take good care (Paul Bliss) - 10. I believe in you (Barbara Dickson) -
11. Another suitcase in another hall (Andrew Lloyd Webber / Tim Rice) - 12. Surrender to the sun (Mike Batt)
 

August, 20th
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#EP#
Barbara Dickson // GREATEST ORIGINAL HITS - 4 TRACK E.P. - Subtitel: "4 Star Tracks EP" / [UK EPIC EPC A2623]

A - 1. January February (Alan Tarney)
A - 2.
Another suitcase in another hall (Andrew Lloyd Webber / Tim Rice)

B - 1.
Answer me (, my love) (Gerhard Winkler / Fred Rauch / Carl Sigman)
B - 2.
Caravan song (Mike Batt)

Cover and tracks from
Barbara Dickson
 

 
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+ #LP*# Mike Batt with The Sidney Symphonic Orchestra // Zero, Zero //
written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt / [Epic/CBS] / package design: Mike Batt

Introduction (The birth of number 17) - System 605 - Love makes you crazy - Delirium - Whispering fools - Zero zero -
The dance of the neurosurgeons - No lights in my eyes - Love makes you crazy (instr. reprise)

Musicians:
guitars: Tommy Emmanuel & Rex Goh; timpani & congas: Ian Bloxham; snare drums: Steve Hopes;
vocals, percussion & synthesizers: Mike Batt (No. 17); bass guitar on 'Love makes you crazy' by Tommy Emmanuel;
leader of The Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Donald Hazelwood;
spoken words by Myra de Groot (Mother 210), Ron Ratcliff (Supervisor 444) & Russ Rupalle (Medical Officer)
spoken words on 'Delirium' by Wendy Batt (No. 36)
 

 
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#Sg# from Mike Batt with The Sidney Symphonic Orchestra // Zero, Zero /
[US, Demonstration not for sale, Epic 34-03594, ZSS 170801]; Same track pressed to both sides!


A - Love makes you crazy
B -
Love makes you crazy

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

 
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#Sg# from Mike Batt with The Sidney Symphonic Orchestra // Zero, Zero / [Epic EPCA 3011]

A - Love makes you crazy
B - The dance of the neurosurgeons

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

November
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+ #Sg# David Essex / [Mercury/Phonogram MER 127 / Spain 60 59 599]

A - A winter's tale (cuento de invierno) / written by Mike Batt and Tim Rice, arranged & produced by Mike Batt
B - Verity / written and produced by David Essex

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

 
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+ #Sg# Elaine Paige // Ave Maria / [WEA X9939 / Import 229 24 9939-7]

A -
Ave Maria (Charles Gounod) - perf. by LPO, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt
B - Rocking (?), executive producer
Mike Batt

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

 
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>9 #LP# The London Symphony Orchestra // Rock Classic 2 / [Germany Teldec 6.25344 AS]

Get back (John Lennon & Paul McCartney) - Layla (Eric Clapton & Jim Gordon) -
Stairway to heaven (Jimmy Page & Robert Plant) - Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty) -
Another brick in the wall (Roger Waters) - Jet (Paul McCartney) - Ruby Tuesday (Mick Jagger & Keith Richards) -
I don't like Mondays (Bob Geldof) - Bright eyes (Mike Batt) - Hey Jude (John Lennon & Paul McCartney)

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

1983

#Sg*# Mike Batt with The Sidney Symphonic Orchestra // Zero, Zero / [Epic/CBS A 3256]

A - Whispering fools
B - System 605 (Demo)

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

 
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+#Sg# Kursaal Flyers / Remixed by Will Birch / [Line Records LS 1108 AC / 6.13804 AC]

A - Radio romance (Will Birch / Paul Shuttleworth / Vic Collins) produced by Mike Batt
B - Girlfriend kinda guy (Will Birch / Richie Bull) produced by Muff Winwood & Rhett Davies

May
 

#Sg#David Essex // [Mercury ESSEX 1]

A - The smile (Mike Batt) ... produced and arranged by Mike Batt
B - Slave (David Essex) ...
produced and arranged by David Essex


... image from Gareth Bramley (UK)

 
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#Sg#David Essex // Picture Disc [Mercury ESSEP 1] Discogs

A -
Slave (David Essex) ... produced and arranged by David Essex
B -
The smile (Mike Batt) ... produced and arranged by Mike Batt

... information from Gareth Bramley (UK)

 
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#mSg#
David Essex // Picture sleeve [Mercury ESSEX 112]

A -
The smile (Mike Batt) ... long version, approx. 5' 4'', produced and arranged by Mike Batt
B -
Slave (David Essex) ... produced and arranged by David Essex

... information from Gareth Bramley (UK)
 

July
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>5 #LP# The Hollies // What goes around // keyboards by MB ... ??? // [WEA / LP 25 0139 1 - TC 25 0139 4]
'If the lights go out' - written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt

Casualty (Martin Bliss) - Take my love and run (Chatton / Black) - Say you'll be mine (Martin Bliss) -
Something ain't right (Torney / Spencer / Snow) - If the lights go out (Mike Batt) -
Stop, in the name of love (Eddie Holland - Lamont Dozier) - I got what I want (Martin Bliss / Kipner) -
Just one look (Payne Carroll) - Someone else's eyes (Martin Bliss) - Having a good time (Martin Bliss / Kipner)
 


 
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#Sg# The Hollies // If the lights go out // [WEA]

A -
If the lights go out (Mike Batt), written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt
B - ???

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


 
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+ #Sg# David Essex // from the Musical 'Mutiny on the Bounty'  // [Mercury/Phonogram BOUNT 1, 814 072-7]

A - Tahiti / written by Richard Crane & David Essex, arranged by John Cameron, produced by Mike Batt
B - Hell / written by Richard Crane & David Essex, arranged by John Cameron, produced by David Essex

 
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> #LP# David Essex // The whisper // some songs written, all songs produced by David Essex and Mike Batt / [UK Mercury / MERH 34]

The whisper (David Essex) - You're in my heart (David Essex) - Down again (David Essex) -
Fishing for the moon (Mike Batt) - Ears of the city (Mike Batt) // Love, oh love (David Essex) -
Moonlight dancing (David Essex) - Love is a stranger (David Essex) - A winter's tale (Mike Batt & Tim Rice) -
Two runaways (David Essex)

Musicians:
vocals: David Essex; guitars: Chris Spedding & Martin Bliss; bass: Rod Demicks; drums: Pete May;
percussion: Ray Cooper; keyboards: Mike Batt & Pete Giles;

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

November
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#Sg# David Essex // produced by Mike Batt // [UK Mercury ESSEX 2]

A - You're in my heart (David Essex)
B -
Come on little darlin' (David Essex)

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

November
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#2 Sg special set // David Essex / [ESSEX 22]

#Sg 1# David Essex // produced by David Essex and Mike Batt // 1983 / [UK Mercury ESSEX 2]

A - You're in my heart (David Essex)
B -
Come on little darlin' (?)

#Sg 2# David Essex / [Mercury/Phonogram MER 127 / Spain 60 59 599]

C - A winter's tale (cuento de invierno) ... written by Mike Batt and Tim Rice, arranged & produced by Mike Batt
D - Verity ... written and produced by David Essex

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

 
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#Sg# from Mike Batt with The London Symphony Orchestra // Schizophonia // [CBS/Epic A 3957]

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

prod. 1977 and originally issued in October 21 1977 on Epic, EPC 5781.
The b-side title is incorrectly named 'The Ride To Adadir' on promo labels. (http://www.45cat.com)

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

 
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#Sg# David Essex // [UK Mercury / ESSEX 3]

A - Fishing for the moon (Mike Batt) ... produced by David Essex and Mike Batt
B - Zulu Warrior (David Essex)

 
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+ #Sg# Musical Abbacadabra at the Lyric Theatre, London / arranged & produced by Mike Batt /
            [U.K. EPIC A3982 / Germany Polydor 817 288-7 Y]

A - Like an image passing by* (Benny Andersson / Björn Ulvaeus / Stig Anderson) performed by Elaine Paige
         previously recorded by ABBA as "My love, my life" (by Benny Andersson / Björn Ulvaeus),
         released on the LP "Arrival", 1976
B - When dreamers close their eyes** (Benny Andersson / Björn Ulvaeus / Don Black / Mike Batt)
         performed by Finola Hughes; previously recorded by ABBA as "Like an angel passing through my room"
         (by Benny Andersson / Björn Ulvaeus), released on the LP "The visitors", 1981
 

 
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+ #Sg# Musical Abbacadabra at the Lyric Theatre, London / arranged & produced by Mike Batt /
            [U.K. EPIC A 3983 / Germany Polydor 817 287-7 Y]

A - Time* (Benny Andersson / Björn Ulvaeus / Don Black / Mike Batt)
         performed by Frida (Anni-Frid Lyngstad) & B.A. Robertson; previously recorded by ABBA as Arrival (by Benny
         Andersson / Björn Ulvaeus), released on the LP "Arrival", 1976, recorded as Belle (by Alain and Daniel Boublilin)
         in the French version and as Time in the English version of the musical
B - I am the seeker** (Benny Andersson / Björn Ulvaeus / Don Black / Mike Batt) performed by B.A. Robertson
         written by Björn and Benny in 1981 but never completed by ABBA
 

 
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+ #MC# with the London Symphony Orchestra // Stories for a Prince //
background music written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt
Fourteen stories selected from 7.500 entries for a sponsored bed time story H.R.H. Prince William of Whales
in aid of Blind Care; Narrators: Ed Stewart and Nerys Hughes

How the Giraffe got his long neck - Walter Worm - The jumping competition - A postbox in danger - The little black Seal -
Jojo the Elephant - Desmond the Dragondroid - Dragon valley - The man with the golden hair - The oak tree's secret -
Black paint on Briny - Idris, the rugby fan - Little Hedghehog's prickly problem - Nessie; the lonely Loch Ness monster
 


 
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#Sg# The Wombles // Wombling merry Christmas / Let's Womble to the party tonight // [CBS A4084]
 

 
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#LP# The Wombles // The Wombles Christmas Album // Sampler / [CBS 25805]

Wombling merry Christmas
- Wombling white tie and tails - Remember you're a Womble - Invitation to the Ping-Pong-Ball -
The Wombling song - Minuetto allegretto (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Mike Batt) - The Orinoco kid -
To Wimbledon with love - Underground ouverture - Banana rock - Wombles on parade - The Wombling twist
Superwomble - Let's Womble to the party tonight


Musicians


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

 
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#LP# Mike Batt - Starsound Collection / halfspeed mastered,  German only compilation with 4-page full colour booklet /
[Memory 296952 ]

It seemed like a good idea at the time - Lady of the dawn - Railway hotel - The ride to Agadir - Love makes you crazy -
Run like the wind (voc. Roger Chapman)  /  Caravan song (voc. Barbara Dickson) - The walls of the world -
The winds of change - Mona Imbecile (voc. Roger Chapman) - Theme from 'Caravans' (instr.)

 
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#Sg# Barbara Dickson / [Epic A3684]

A - Tell me it's not true (Willy Russell), from the Musical "Blood Brothers", produced by Nick Sykes
B - Tonight (Barbara Dickson), produced and arranged by Mike Batt

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

 
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>2 #mSg# Gina Lamour // The continental // [Glamour GLAM T2] / produced by Mike Batt
A - The continental
(Disco version) (6:29) (from the movie "The continental",
         composed by Herb Magidson, Con Conrad (=Conrad K. Dober))
B - The continental
(Radio version) (4:34) (from the movie "The continental",
         composed by Herb Magidson, Con Conrad (=Conrad K. Dober))
C - I'm gonna file my claim (from "River of no return", composed by Ken Darby, Lionel Newman)

 
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#Sg# Gina Lamour // The continental // [Glamour] / Side A arranged and produced by Mike Batt

A - The continental
(Disco version) (6:29) (from the movie "The continental",
         composed by Herb Magidson, Con Conrad = Conrad K. Dober)
B -
I'm gonna file my claim (from the movie "River of no return", composed by Ken Darby, Lionel Newman)

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

 
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>1 #Sg# Steve Harley // Ballerina (Prima donna) // [RCA ZB 68101 or Stiletto Records STL 14] Discogs

A - Ballerina
(Prima donna) ... written and produced by Mike Batt
B -
Face to Face ... written and produced by Steve Harley

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

 
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#Sg# Steve Harley // Ballerina (Prima donna) // [RCA ZC 68102] Discogs

A - Ballerina ... written and produced by Mike Batt
B -
Sebastian (Steve Harley) ... arranged and produced by Mike Batt

 
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#Sg# Steve Harley // Sebastian c/w Ballerina // [Stiletto Records STLT 14] Discogs

A - Sebastian (Steve Harley) ... arranged and produced by Mike Batt
B -
Ballerina (Prima donna) ... written and produced by Mike Batt

October
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#CD# Cliff Richard // Silver // song 7: Please don't fall in love // written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt

Silver's home tonight - Hold on - Never say die (Give a little bit more) - Front page - Ocean deep -
Locked inside your prison - Please don't fall in love - Baby you're dynamite - The golden days are over - Love stealer

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

+ #CD (1988) # Cliff Richard // Private collection 1979-1988 // song 14: Please don't fall in love

November, 7th
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#Sg# Cliff Richard / Please don't fall in love // [EMI 5437]

A - Please don't fall in love / written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt
B - Too close to heaven / written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt

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

+ #CD (1988) # Cliff Richard // Private collection 1979-1988 // song 14: Please don't fall in love

 
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>1-10 #Promotional soundtrack-LP# Bill Wyman # Digital dreams //  produced by Bill Wyman // [Ripple Records]
track 1-9 composed by Bill Wyman & Mike Batt; track 10 composed by Bill Wyman;
Music orchestrated and conducted by Mike Batt, performed by The London Symphony Orchestra;

Digital dreams (main theme) - Famous last words - Western man (I) - Western man (II) - Dream waltz - Computercide -
The snake - Chagall - Digital dreams (main theme reprise) - Nuclear reactions II //
dialogue from the movie: Stanley unwin - Joining The Rolly Stokers - Basic Engli-Twentyfido

1984

#Promo Sg# I feel like Buddy Holly // written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt / [Chrysalis CHS DJ 2784] - FOR PROMO USE ONLY

A & B
I feel like Buddy Holly

May
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+ #Sg# Alvin Stardust / [Chrysalis/Ariola CHS 2784]

A - I feel like Buddy Holly / written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt
B - Luxury / written & produced by Alvin Stardust

 
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#Shaped Disc* (Sg)# Alvin Stardust / [Chrysalis UK CHSP 2784]

A - I feel like Buddy Holly / written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt
B - Luxury / written & produced by Alvin Stardust

* A shaped Disc is a non-circular (eine
nicht kreisförmige) disc. In this case a 7" Single (45 rpm), but it could be also a Compact Disc.

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

August
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>#Soundtrack# BBC-Gameshow "Beat the teacher"

 
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#LP# Alvin Stardust // I feel like .... Alvin Stardust // [Chrysalis 259011]

Pink bedroom (John Hiatt) - Give a little time (Brian Parrish) - America (Alvin Stardust) - The morning after (Peter Green* / Robin George) -
I won't run away (John David) -
I feel like Buddy Holly (written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt)
Got my monkey on you (
Brian Parrish) - I do so love you now (Alvin Stardust) - She's so young (Alvin Stardust) - In the morning (Tim Pye) -
Save the children
(Peter Green*) - Hurt by love (Tony Hill) - So near to Christmas (Michael Leeson / Peter Vale)

* Daniel Boone, born as Peter Charles Green.

 
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+ #LP# Art Garfunkel // My best, Art Garfunkel // [CBS]
           both songs written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt

Side 1/1: Bright eyes;

Side 2/5: Sometimes when I'm dreaming

 
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#Sg# Art Garfunkel // Sometimes when I'm dreaming // [CBS A 4674]

A - Sometimes when I'm dreaming / written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt
B - Scissors cut (Jimmy Webb)

 
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>12 #LP# Deborah Sasson // Romance // [CBS FM 38857 US]

Memory (from 'Cats' by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Trevor Nunn) - Amoureuse (???) - Bilitis (Francis Lai) -
Killing me softly with his song (N. Gimbel - Ch. Fox) - Morning has broken (Trad. - Eleanor Farjeon) -
Things I never said (with Peter Hofmann) (???) - Stay tonight (Andrew Jordan) - Occasional sin (???) -
Solitaire (Neil Sedaka / Phil Cody) - Don't cry for me Argentina (from 'Evita' by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice) -
If I had you in my arms again (???) - Bright eyes (Mike Batt)

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

 
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> #mSg# Bucks Fizz // I hear talk // [RCA]

1. - I hear talk (Andy Hill / Peter Sinfield) / produced & arranged by Andy Hill
2. - Pulling me under (Bobby G) / produced by Bobby G
3. - Invisible (Andy Hill / Mike Batt) / a Big Note Production

Notes & lyrics from Steve Bolton. Thank You, Steve!
The song was originally recorded by Bucks Fizz in 1983, and was intended to be released as a single in Autumn 1983. However, Jay Aston sings lead vocal on the track and she became unpopular within the group in the summer of 1983 for having an affair with their producer, Andy Hill. Andy Hill's wife was the manager of Bucks Fizz, and she decided that she didn't want Jay Aston to play a major part in the group anymore. Therefore the single was scrapped and a new song without Jay on lead vocals - called 'London Town' - was released instead, and Invisible was finally released as a 12"-only bonus track at the end of 1984.
The song is now available on the remastered Bucks Fizz 'I Hear Talk' CD released in July 2004.
 


 
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>1 #Sg# Andreas Martin // Das erste Mal im Leben // [Coconut]

A - Das erste Mal im Leben (I feel like Buddy Holly; music by Mike Batt / German lyrics by Michael Kunze)
B - ???

#LP# Andreas Martin // Was man Liebe nennt // [Coconut]

track 01/11 ... Das erste Mal im Leben (I feel like Buddy Holly; music by Mike Batt / German lyrics by Michael Kunze)

see also: 1985 - 1996 - 2001 - 2002

Andreas Martin Krause, *23.12.1952, Berlin
 

December
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#Sg# Mike Batt with The London Philharmonic Orchestra //
written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt // [Chrysalis UK CHS 2846]

A - Dragon dance (instr.)
B - Theme from the dragon (instr.)

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

1975 - 1979          1985 - 1989

siehe auch Mike Batt's German Homepage  /  look at  Mike Batt's Homepage too
dankbar für Korrekturen und Ergänzungen / thanks for news and corrections - Dieter Friedl

Explanation of the short-cuts / Erklärung zu den Abkürzungen:
+ ........... Original soundcarrier in my collection
> ........... musicfile in my collection ... without any number = all tracks / with number(s) = selected track(s)
CD ........ Compact Disc (Ø12cm=4 ¾" / 500rpm inside - 200rpm outside) / DoCD ... 2 CD's
LP ......... Long Player (Langspielplatte Ø30cm=12" / 33 1/3rpm) / 3 LP's / DoLP ... Doppel-LP (2 LP's) / Vinyl
LP* ....... released on LP and CD / als Langspielplatte und als CD erschienen
MC ....... Music Cassette
mCD ..... Maxi-CD (Ø12cm=4 ¾" / 500rpm inside - 200rpm outside)
mSg ...... Maxi Single (Ø30cm=12" / 45rpm)
/ Vinyl
Sg ......... Single (Ø17,5cm=7" / 45rpm)
/ Vinyl
DVD ..... Digital Versatile Disc (Ø12cm=4 ¾" / 500rpm inside - 200rpm outside)
VHS ......Video Cassette (Video Home System)
[ ... ] ...... Plattenverlag / Edition

© Dieter Friedl, January 16, 2017 / Kontakt & Impressum