Mike Batt

detailed Discography
1966 - 1969 // 1970 - 1974 // 1975 - 1979 // 1980 - 1984 // 1985 - 1986 - 1987 - 1988 - 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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1985


May, 7
 

+ #Sg# Barbara Dickson // Caravan song // [UK EPIC / EPC A 6169]

A - Caravan song / written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt
B - Forgotten time (written & produced by Barbara Dickson)

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

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

 
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> #LP# Julian Lloyd Webber // Pieces // conducted & produced by Mike Batt

Nights in white satin (Justin Hayward) / I know him so well (from "Chess" by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus) /
The first time ever I saw Your face (Ewan MacColl) / Tonight I celebrate my love (Gerry Goffin / Michael Masser) /
Hello (Lionel Richie) / Air on the G-String from Suite No. 3 in D-Major (Johann Sebastian Bach) /
Up where we belong (from "An officer and a gentleman" by  Jack Nitzsche / Buffy Sainte-Marie / Will Jennings) /
Theme from "Brideshead revisited" (Geoffrey Burgon) / Theme from "The yellow book" (Mike Batt) /
Largo from "New world symphony" (Antonin Dvorak) / Cavatina (Theme from "The deer hunter" by Stanley Myers) /
Bright eyes (from "Watership down" by Mike Batt)

Musician: Cello ... Julian Lloyd Webber

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

 
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#LP# Kursaal Flyers // In for a spin - The best of the Kursaals // *produced by Mike Batt / [Edsel ED 142]

*Little does she know - *Radio romance (Will Birch / Paul Shuttleworth / Vic Collins) - *Girl talk -
The sky is falling in our love - Revolver - ... - Girlfriend kinda guy (Will Birch / Richie Bull) - ...

The 'Kursaal Flyers'
Richie Bull / Will Birch / Paul Shuttleworth / Vic Collins / Graeme Douglas

 
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#Sg# The Tremble M's (Triple M Radio Show) // [Mushroom Records Australia - Catalogue number K-9909]

A - We Wish You A MMMerry Christmas  (Trad Arr. Chris Gilbey)
         (We Wish You A Merry Christmas / Silent Night / Jingle Bells) Produced by Chris Gilbey.
B - Dr Dan - The Triple M Theme (Excerpt from "Tarot Suite" by Mike Batt), produced by Chris Gilbey & Rod Thomas

 
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#LP# Andreas Martin // Die großen Erfolge // [Coconut]

track 09/10 ... Das erste Mal im Leben (I feel like Buddy Holly; music by Mike Batt / German lyrics by Michael Kunze)

see also: 1984 - 1996 - 2001 - 2002


 
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#LP*# Steeleye Span // All around my hat // produced by Mike Batt (1975) // [Music for pleasure MFP 4157061] Discogs

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

1986


January
 

 

+ #Sg# from the forthcoming Musical The Phantom of the Opera // produced by Mike Batt // [Polydor POSPP 800]

A - The phantom of the opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe, add. lyric by Mike Batt),
                                          performed by Sarah Brightman & Steve Harley; Time 4' 40''
B - Overture (instr.) (Andrew Lloyd Webber)

 

 

#Sg# from the Musical The Phantom of the Opera // produced by Mike Batt // Luminous vinyl [Polydor POSPX 800]
           Diagonal note in capitals on cover at the top on the right: Limited Edition / Luminous Disc.

A - The phantom of the opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe, add. lyric by Mike Batt),
                                          performed by Sarah Brightman & Steve Harley
; Time 3' 30''
B - Overture (instr.) (Andrew Lloyd Webber)

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

 
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+ #LP# Nick Berry // Nick Berry // 5 songs written, 8 songs arranged & produced by Mike Batt // [Polydor] / [BBC Enterprises/EMI REB 618]
  * arranged & produced by Simon May, Stewart & Bradley James
** arranged & produced by Stewart & Bradley James

The winds of change - Every loser wins (Simon May / Stewart James / Bradley James)* - Too close to heaven - The smile -
If you're right (Andy Hill / Pete Sinfield) - The walls of the world - So easy (Stewart James / Bradley James)** -
Down at the club (Gerry Goffin / Carole King) - It seemed like a good idea at the time - The cool jerk (Donald Storball)

 
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+ #LP# Flairck // Sleight of hand // produced by Mike Batt // [EMI]

At the Blacksmith's hands / part 1 (trad. E.Visser) - Sleight of hand (E.Visser / P.Weekers) - Behind the glass curtain (P.Weekers) -
Trick of the night (P.Weekers / Mike Batt / Andy Hill) - Walk upon dreams (trad. E.Visser / Peter Sinfield) - Seven card tango (E.Visser) -
Thin air (P.Weekers) - The lady shuffles (E.Visser) - At the Blacksmith's hands / part 2 (trad. E.Visser)

'Flairck'
Sylvia Houtzager - violin & harp / Peter Weekers - flutes & panpipes / Erik Visser - guitars & bouzouki /
Stan Stolk - double bass / Robert Vink - cembalon & percussion / guest vocalist on 'Sleight of hand': Maggie Reilly;
Flairck was established in 1978 by Erik Visser with his brother Hans, flautist Peter Weekers and violinist Judy Schomper
 

 
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+ #Sg# David Essex / produced by Mike Batt // [Lamplight/Priority/RCA/Ariola LAMP 11]

A - Back in England for Christmas / written by David Essex
B - Back in England for Christmas (Re-Mix) / written by David Essex


 

 
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>4 #LP# Elaine Paige // Christmas // [EP Records, LTD. WEA WX80/WEA Cat.No.242040-2]
produced by Tony Visconti, except "Ave Maria" - recorded and produced by Mike Batt in 1982

Walking in the air (Howard Blake) - Peace on earth (Larry Grossman / Ian Fraser / (Alan) Buz Kohan) /
The little drummer boy (Katherine K. Davis / Henry Onorati / Harry Simeone)  -
Father Christmas Eyes (Julia Downes/Johnny Warman/Don Black) - Ave Maria (Charles Gounod - perf. by LSO, arranged by Mike Batt) -
Wishin' On A Star (Billy Calvin) - Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Haven Gillespie/J. Fred Coots) - Coventry Carol (Trad. Arr. Robin Smith) -
The Coldest Night of the Year (Incredible Phiat) (Jimmy Webb) - Light of the Stable (Steve Rhymer/Elizabeth Rhymer) -
I Believe in Father Christmas (Greg Lake/Peter Sinfield) - A winter's tale (Mike Batt & Tim Rice) -
Thirty-two Feet and Eight Little Tails (John Redmond/James Cavanaugh/Frank Weldon)

note ... Tony Visconti decorated his studios with holly, crackers, tinsel and snow and as a result we kept London's 1986 Indian Summer at bay at Good Earth for a month.
 

 
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#VHS# Wombling free - To see them is to believe them! / Publisher: Missing In Action/
                                   Catalogue number: V3213 / Running time: 96 minutes

 
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>4 #CD# Roger Whittaker // The genius of love // [RCA] Avon INT861-556

The genius of love - Miss Lapotaire - Your voice - Railway hotel (Mike Batt) - Destiny - Jerusalem goodbye - The candle - Your fool -
One more chance - Too emotional - Everybody`s got a lonely heart - Only the lonely

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

 
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#Sg# Mike Batt with The London Symphony Orchestra // The hunting of the Snark // [Adventure ARK 1]

A - Children of the sky (voc. Mike Batt)
B - Excerpt from "The beaver's lesson"  (voc. John Hurt)

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

 
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#mSg# Mike Batt with The London Symphony Orchestra // The hunting of the Snark // [Adventure 12 ARK 1]

A  - Children of the sky - extended version (voc. Mike Batt,
Sir John Gielgud & John Hurt)
B1 - Excerpt from "The beaver's lesson"  (voc. John Hurt)
B2 -
Children of the sky - video version (voc. Mike Batt)

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

 
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#Sg# Mike Batt with The London Symphony Orchestra // The hunting of the Snark // [Adventure VAD 1]

A - Midnight smoke (voc. Julian Lennon)
B - Excerpt from "The vanishing"

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

1987


+ #LP*# Mike Batt with The London Symphony Orchestra // The hunting of the Snark //
written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt -
spoken verse written by Lewis Carroll // [Adventure/BMG-RCA] // sleeve painting: Patrick Woodroffe

Introduction (instr.) - Children of the sky (voc. Mike Batt) - The bellman's speech (voc. Cliff Richard) -
The escapade (voc. Deniece Williams - Cliff Richard - Julian Lennon & Art Garfunkel) - Midnight smoke (voc. Julian Lennon) -
The snooker song (voc. Captain Sensible) - The pig must die (voc. Roger Daltrey) -
The beaver's lesson (voc. Deniece Williams & Art Garfunkel) - A delicate combination (voc. Deniece Williams & Art Garfunkel) -
As long as the moon can shine (voc. Art Garfunkel) - Dancing towards desaster (voc. Deniece Williams) -
The vanishing / The dance of the Bandersnatch (voc. Julian Lennon - Mike Batt & Maggie Reilly)

Musicians:
vocals: Roger Daltrey (the barrister), Art Garfunkel (the butcher), Julian Lennon (the baker), Cliff Richard (the bellman),
Mike Batt (the boots), Captain Sensible (the billiard marker), Deniece Williams (the beaver)
& Maggie Reilly (the voice of hope);
narrators: Sir John Gielgud & John Hurt;
violin: Stephane Grappelli; guitars: George Harrison, Chris Spedding, Alan Parker, Mitch Dalton & Ray Russell;
bass guitar: Frank McDonald; drums: Tom Nicholl; percussion: Ray Cooper; sax (on 'The vanishing'): Mel Collins;
keyboards & backing vocals: Mike Batt;
 

 
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+ #MSg# Mike Batt with The London Symphony Orchestra // As long as the moon can shine //
written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt /  // [Adventure/BMG-RCA]

A - As long as the moon can shine (voc. Art Garfunkel)
B - Excerpt from 'The vanishing'

 
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#60mins colour video# The Hunting of the Snark // written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt -
spoken verse written by Lewis Carroll / [Belfry Productions]

Artists & musicians:
Billy Connolly (the bellman); Roger Daltrey (the barrister); Justin Hayward (the butcher); John Hurt (the narrator);
Julian Lennon (the baker); Captain Sensible (the billiard marker); Deniece Williams (the beaver); Mike Batt (the boots);
bass guitar: Frank McDonald; lead guitar: Midge Ure;

 
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#Sg# Nick Berry // written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt / [BBC RESL 212]

A - It seemed like a good idea at the time
B - Too close to heaven (Demo)


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

 
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#Sg# David Essex / produced by Mike Batt // [Mercury SNOW 91]

A - A winter's tale / written by Mike Batt with Tim Rice
B - Back in England for Christmas / written by David Essex
 

 
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> #VHS colour video, 20 5min episodes, stop-motion animation  # Edward and friends //
directed and animated by Jo Pullen, Martin Pullen and Jeff Newitt
producers: LEGO® / FilmFair (producer: Barrie Edwards / exec prod: Graham Clutterbuck; writer: Michael Cole)
intro music: Mike Batt  / voices: Bernard Cribbins, Royce Mills, Bill Pertwee and Sheila Steafel

Welcome to Fabuland® the happy home of Edward Elephant, Wilfred Walrus, Lionel Lion, Bonnie Bunny, Hannah Hippopotamus, Mike Monkey, Joe Crow, Catherine Cat and many other animal friends. This series was based upon the popular LEGO® figures and sets, but wasn't overwhelmed by its commercial origins. Indeed, with some jolly design and animation from FilmFair and some equally effective voicework lead by Bernard Cribbins, this little series stood proudly on its own stickle legs. Stories were simple, frivolous and fun and Fabuland® itself was presented as a bright busy place with an airport, docks and more - rather like something out of a Richard Scarry book.
Edward himself was a rather hesitant elephant, keen to take part in things, but always cautious to the last...   (Toonhound)

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

 
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> #LP, MC# Peter Weekers // Behind the bamboo fence // written & produced by Mike Batt / [Polydor 8335362]

Behind the bamboo fence - Prelude - The bones of the Mayfair dragon - El Libro Amarillo -
Pierrot's theme - Pipedream - Grassland incident - Intermezzo - The kite

... informations & MC cover from Toned-F / LP cover from Gareth Bramley (UK) - Thank you!
   


#LP# Soundtrack-Sample - Great Action Film Themes / [United States, GSF Records GSF-1002]

1. The Domino Principle, Bill Goldenberg / 2. Black Sunday, John Williams / 3. Silver Streak, Henry Mancini
4. Voyage To The Botton Of The Sea, vocal by: Frankie Avalon / 5. The Manchurian Candidate, Les Baxter / 6. Marathon Man, Michael Small /
7. The Betsy, John Barry / 8. The Shootist, Elmer Bernstein / 9. Machine Gun Kelly, Gerald Fried / 10. Nightmare Castle, Ennio Morricone /
11. Twins Of Evil, Mike Batt / 12. The Tender Dracula, Karl Heinz Schafer / 13. Night Of The Living Dead, Harry Cooper /
14. The Man Who Haunted Himself, Michael Lewis / 15. Horror Castle, Riz Ortolani / 16. Rip Van Winkle Caper (TV), Bernard Herrmann /
17. Night Of The Blood Monster, Bruno Nicolai / 18. Cat O Nine Tails, Ennio Morricone

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

1988

#Sg# Captain Sensible / written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt //
[trax HS1, UK] => Soundtrack Single for "Hunting Of The Snark"

A - The snooker song
B - Midnight smoke (instr.) performed by Mike Batt & Stephane Grappelli

 

 

 

 

 
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+ #LP*# Mike Batt with The London Philharmonic Orchestra // Songs of love and war //
written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt / Co-produced by Gavin Greenaway // [Adventure/BMG-RCA]

Warsaw - Railway hotel - Sailing ships from heaven - Scorpio prelude (instr.) - Ring of scorpio -
Can't lie no more - Soldier's song - Caravan song - The lion of Kandahar

Musicians:
guitars: Jim Cregan; bass guitar: Andy Pask; keyboards* & vocals: Mike Batt;
leader of  The London Philharmonic Orchestra: David Nolan;

* keyboards used: Fairlight Series III / Roland D50 / Roland Super Jupiter / Yamaha TX 802 / Yamaha DX7 / Akai S900 Sampler / Roland piano RD 1000 / Yamaha acoustic grand piano;
 

 
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+ #MSg# Mike Batt with The London Philharmonic Orchestra // Warsaw //
written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt / Co-produced by Gavin Greenaway // [Adventure/BMG-RCA]

Warsaw - 12" Version (time 6.45)
Warsaw - Single version (time 4.15)
Scorpio prelude (instr.)
(time 4.15)

May
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> #Sg# AH&B  Jon Anderson - Steve Harley - Mike Batt // Whatever you believe //
written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt // [Epic PEEPS 1]

A - Whatever you believe (Live)
B - Whatever you believe (Studio)

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

 #mSg# Jon Anderson - Steve Harley - Mike Batt // Whatever you believe //
[Epic PEEPS T1]
track 1 and 2 written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt,
track 3 arranged and conducted by Wing Commander Eric Banks;

1 - Whatever you believe (Live, Time 6' 32''), lead vocalists Jon Anderson & Steve Harley
2 - Whatever you believe (Studio, Time 5' 11'')
, lead vocalists Jon Anderson & Steve Harley
3 - Deep is my yearning (Morning has broken) ( ??? ) -
The Central Band Of The Royal Air Force

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

"Whatever you believe" was written for a UK ITV charity event called Telethon, an all-day fundraising event broadcast
on live TV. The "Live" version was recorded in Battersea Park London with The Central Band Of The Royal Air Force,
supported by the choir of the Royal Choral Society and over 2000 members of the general public.

 

 
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+ #DoCD# Save the children // Christmas carols (and festive songs)
// produced by Norman Newell // [SCF Records SCFCD1]

CD1:

1
7

12

16a
16b

17

  The Christmas Overture (instr.) (Mike Batt) performed by LSO & RPO - arr. & cond. Mike Batt
Have yourself a merry little Christmas (Hugh Martin - Ralph Blane) - sung by the Cats Company London -
   perf. by LSO - arr. David Cullen - cond. Mike Batt
While shepherds watch (Este's psalter - Nahum Tate) - perf. by LSO - sung by the 42nd Street Company New York -
   arr. Stanford Robinson - cond. Mike Batt
The first Nowell (Trad. carol)
Hark! The herald angels sing (Mendelssohn - Charles Wesley)
   perf. by LSO - sung by the Into The Woods Company New York - arr. Max Saunders - cond. Mike Batt
Silent night (Josef Mohr - Franz Gruber) - perf. by LSO - sung by the Anything Goes Company New York -
   arr. David Cullen - cond. Mike Batt
CD2:  

1

5

7

8
9

11

  Let's pretend (Alain Boublil - Claude-Michel Schönberg - Richard Maltby Jnr.) - perf. by RPO -
   sung by Michael Crawford and children from Sylvia Young's Theatre School - arr. John Cameron - cond. Mike Batt
God rest you merry gentleman (Trad. carol) -  perf. by LSO - sung by the Chess Company London -
   arr. John Rutter - cond. Mike Batt
In dulci jubilo (Trad. german carol) - perf. by LSO - sung by the Phantom Of The Opera Company New York -
   soloist: David Romano - trad. arr. C. Mackerras - cond. Mike Batt
Ave Maria (Charles Gounod) - perf. by LSO - sung by Elaine Page - arr., cond. & prod. Mike Batt
I watch you sleeping (Mike Batt) - perf. by RPO - sung by Frances Ruffelle - arr. & cond. Mike Batt -
   prod. by Mike Batt & Norman Newell)
Winter wonderland (Felix Bernard - Dick Smith - perf. by LSO - sung by the Phantom Of The Opera Company London -
arr. David Cullen - cond. Mike Batt)

LSO ... The London Symphony Orchestra / RPO .. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
 

 
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#Sg# from Save the children // Christmas carols (and festive songs) // produced by Norman Newell // [SCF Records DREN 1]

A - Save The Children (Robert Mackintosh / Norman Newell) sung by "All Companies London & New York", performed by RPO,
      conducted & arranged by Derek Wadsworth, mixed by Bob Clearmountain
B - The Christmas Overture (instr.) (Mike Batt) performed by LSO & RPO - arr. & cond. Mike Batt

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

 
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>7 #LP# Cilla Black // Love Songs (re-issue from 'Especially for you', 1980) // [???]

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)

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+ #CD (1988) # Cliff Richard // Private collection 1979-1988 //[EMI CDP 7913702]

Some people (Alan Tarney) - Wired for sound (Alan Tarney / Brian Robertson) -
All I ask for you (from 'The phantom of the opera' / Andrew Lloyd Webber / Charles Hart / Richard Stilgoe) -
Carrie (Terry Britten / BA Robertson) - True love ways (Buddy Holly / Norman Petty) - Dreamin' (Alan Tarney / Leo Sayer) -
She means nothing to me (John David) - A little in love (Alan Tarney) -
Daddy's home (William Henry Miller / James "Shep" Sheppard) - We don't talk any more (Alan Tarney) -
Never say die (Terry Britten / Sue Shifrin) - The only way out (R. Martinez) - Suddenly (John Farrar) -
Please don't fall in love (written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt) - Little town (trad. arr. Ceaton) -
My pretty one (Alan Tarney) - Ocean deep (R. Trott / J. Sweep) - She's so beautiful (Hans Poulsen) -
Mistletoe and wine (Keith Strachan / Leslie Stewart / Jeremy Paul)

 
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#Sg# Elkie Brooks / Lilac wine / [Old Gold OG 9810 7333] Discogs

A - Lilac wine (James Alan Shelton) ... arranged & produced by Mike Batt (1978)
B - Don't cry out loud (Carole Bayer Sager, Peter Woolnough Allen) ... produced by Gus Dudgeon (1976)

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

1989

February 27  

#Sg# Kursaal Flyers / Little does she know / [UK, Old Gold OG 9859]

A - Little does she know (P 1976 / Will Birch / Graeme Douglas / Paul Shuttleworth)
produced by Mike Batt
B - Dead end kids have I the right (P 1977 / Howard Blaikley)
   


+ #LP*# Colm Wilkinson with The London Philharmonic Orchestra // Stage heroes //
arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt, except as noted / [BMG/RCA Victor BL 74105]

Man of La Mancha (Mitch Leigh / Joe Darion): Man of La Mancha - The impossible dream /
Chess (Benny Andersson / Björn Ulvaeus / Tim Rice): Pity the child - Anthem (arr. Anders Eljas) /
West side story (Leonard Bernstein / Stephen Sondheim): Maria - Somewhere /
The phantom of the opera: The phantom of the opera (duet with Claire Moore)
      (Andrew Lloyd Webber / Charles Hart / Richard Stilgoe / Mike Batt) -
   Music of the night (Andrew Lloyd Webber / Charles Hart / Richard Stilgoe) /
Les Miserables (Alain Boublil / Claude-Michel Schönberg / Kretzmer / orig.arr. John Cameron / adapted Mike Batt):
   Bring him home -
   Empty chairs at empty tables /
South Pacific (Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein II / arr. & cond. Richard Hewson): Some enchanted evening -
   This nearly was mine /
Camelot (Frederic Loewe / Alan Jay Lerner): How to handle a woman - If ever I would leave you /
Porgy & Bess: Summertime (George Gershwin, Du Bose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward, Ira Gershwin /
      orig.arr. George Gershwin / adapted Mike Batt) -
   It ain't necessarily so (George Gershwin, Du Bose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward, Ira Gershwin /
      orig.arr. George Gershwin / adapted Mike Batt)

Colm Wilkinson ... born on 5th June 1944 in Drimnagh (Ireland)
He is one of ten children, and grew up in Dublin. He has been singing professionally since the age of 16, and was a hit with the group 'The Witnesses'.
In 1972 he got the role of Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar  in Dublin. He then moved to the London production of the show, staying for two and a half years. He then recorded Che on the concept album of Evita.
As Colm C.T. Wilkinson he reached with his own song "Born to sing" on the 22nd April 1978 at the 23rd annual "Eurovision Song Contest"in Paris (Palais de Congres) the 5th place for Ireland.
The role that brought him the most fame was the original Valjean in Les Mis, but he played the Phantom in Toronto for nearly five years. He has recently been touring with a concert of the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Colm is married and has four children.
 

 
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+ #LP*# Justin Hayward with Mike Batt & The London Philharmonic Orchestra // Classic blue //
3 songs written, all songs arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt / [LP ... Trax Music Modem 1040; CD ... Castle (Classic) Communications]

The tracks of my tears (William «Smokey» Robinson / Marv Tarplin / Pete Moore) - Mac Arthur park (Jim Webb) -
Blackbird (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) - Vincent (Don McLean) - God only knows (Brian Wilson / Tony Asher) -
Bright eyes (Mike Batt) - A whiter shade of pale (Gary Brooker / Keith Reid) -
Scarborough fair (trad. arr. Paul Simon / Art Garfunkel) - Railway hotel (Mike Batt) - Man of the world (Peter Green) -
Forever autumn (Jeff Wayne / Paul Vigrass / Gary Osborne) - As long as the moon can shine (Mike Batt) -
Stairway to heaven (Jim Page / Robert Plant)

#Sg#
The tracks of my tears / Railway hotel // [Trax Music 7TX11]
 

 
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from Justin Hayward with Mike Batt & The London Philharmonic Orchestra // Classic blue // [Trax Music 7TX11]

#Sg#
The tracks of my tears / Railway hotel

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

 
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>5 #CD# The Fureys & Davey Arthur // The Scattering // [BMG]

Tara hill - The setting - When I leave behind Neidin - Sometimes - Railway hotel (Mike Batt) - Lonely in London -
Euston station - Steamboat row - Poormans dream - If you should go - I will love you till I die - I'll always love you -
We dreamed our dreams - Old Bog Road

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

 
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#LP*# The Wombles // The Womble's Greatest Hits // Sampler / [CBS]

The Wombling song
- Remember you're a Womble - Wombling white tie and tails -
Hall of the mountain Womble
(Edvard Grieg & Mike Batt) - Minuetto allegretto (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Mike Batt) -
Let's Womble to the party tonight - Wombling merry Christmas - The Orinoco kid - Superwomble - Banana rock

Musicians


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>9 #CD# The London Symphony Orchestra // Classic Rock 4 (Rock Classics) // [Bellaphon]
1st released in 1982 as '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!
 

 
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#CD# Kirka / CBS-klassikot [Finland, CBS-classics 463327 2]

Soitin vain kun taas sua kaipaan (I just called to say I love you, Stevie Wonder cover, 1984) - Hengaillaan (1984) -
Kyyneleet (Caroline, Eddy Ouwens cover, 1981) - Susanna (Art Company cover, 1984) -
Tuo tyttö on mun (Jag vet vad jag vill, Ö.Englund-B.Hakansson cover, 1982) -
Lauantai on yhtä rautaa (Saturday night at the movies, Drifters cover, 1983) - Muistaa voin päivät nuo (1985) -
Öisin (Nightshift, Commodores cover, 1983) - Kahden hullun matka (1985) - Sä vain (Hello, Lionel Richie cover, 1984) -
Oo Marie (1984) - Viikon verran Sankareina (It never rains in southern California, Albert Hammond cover, 1983) -
Hetken unta vain (A winter's tale, Mike Batt cover, 1983) - Muistathan (Te amare, Miguel Bose cover, 1984) -
Vain savu jää (Deeper than love, Bob Gaudio cover, 1983) - Lapsenmieli (Dream of a child, David Forman cover, 1983)
 

 
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#CD# Paola // Meine Lieder // [Germany CBS4560951]

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


see also: 1979 - 1980 - 1981 - 1990 - 1993 - 2000

1980 - 1984          1990 - 1994

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)
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)
Sg ......... Single (Ø17,5cm=7" / 45rpm)
DVD ..... Digital Versatile Disc (Ø12cm=4 ¾" / 500rpm inside - 200rpm outside)
VHS ......Video Cassette (Video Home System)
[ ... ] ...... Plattenverlag / Edition

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