Mike Batt

detailed Discography
1966 - 1969 // 1970 - 1974 // 1975 - 1979 // 1980 - 1984 // 1985 - 1989
1990 - 1991 - 1992 - 1993 - 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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1990


+ #CD# Mike Batt with The London Philharmonic Orchestra // The dreamstone (soundtrack) //
written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt / [Adventure] / sleeve artwork: Mike Jupp

Better than a dream (voc. Mike Batt) - The war song of the Urpneys (voc. Billy Connolly, Ozzy Osbourne & Frank Bruno) -
Dreamdance (Theme from 'The dreamstone' / instr.) - Into the sunset (voc. Mike Batt & Bonnie Tyler) -
The Vile Bros Mountain Band (voc. Gary Glitter & Joe Brown) - The dreamstone (Main title / instr.) -
Wack's Wicks works (instr.) - The dream maker (instr.) - Whirlyped launch (instr.) - The dreamstone is stolen (instr.) -
The Argorribles and the egg of death (instr.) - Rufus succeeds (instr.)

Musicians:
vocals: Mike Batt, Billy Connolly, Ozzy Osbourne, Frank Bruno, Bonnie Tyler, Gary Glitter & Joe Brown; guitars: Ray Russell;
keyboards: Mike Batt; fiddle, banjo, jaw's harp on 'The Vile Bros Mountain Band': Joe Brown;
leader of  The London Philharmonic Orchestra: David Nolan;
 

 
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+ #MC# Mike Batt with The London Philharmonic Orchestra // The dreamstone (soundtrack) //
written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt / [Adventure]

1. - Better than a dream (voc. Mike Batt)
2. - The dreamstone Overture No 5 (instr.)
3. - excerpt from 'Dreamdance' (Theme from 'The dreamstone' / instr.)

#Sg#
Better than a dream (voc. Mike Batt) / The dreamstone Overture No 5 (instr.) // [Adventure ADVTS 001]
 

 
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#MCD# Mike Batt with The London Philharmonic Orchestra // The Urpney song (soundtrack) //
written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt / [Adventure]

A - The Urpney song* - voc. Billy Connolly, Ozzy Osbourne & Frank Bruno
B -
Whirlyped launch (instr.)

* I think it's the same as  - The war song of the Urpneys
cover sent from Gunnar Granarp, Sweden ... thank you Gunnar !

September
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#LP# John Denver // The flower that shattered the stone // [Windstar Records]

The flower that shattered the stone (Joe Henry / John Jarvis) - Thanks to you (John Denver / John L. Christopher) -
Postcard from Paris (I wish you were here) (Jimmy Webb) - High, wide, and handsome (Chuck Pyle) -
Eagles and horses (John Denver / Joe Henry) - A little further north (Graeme Connors) - Raven’s child (John Denver) -
Ancient rhymes (John Denver / Bob Samples) - The gift you are (John Denver) - I watch you sleeping (Mike Batt) -
Stonehaven sunset (John Denver) - The flower that shattered the stone (Reprise) (Joe Henry / John Jarvis)


October 15
 


#CD# Art Garfunkel // The Art Garfunkel Album // [Columbia]

Bright eyes (Mike Batt) - Break Away (Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle)- A Heart In New York (Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle)-
I Shall Sing (Van Morrison) - 99 Miles From L.A. (Hal David, Albert Hammond) - All I Know (Jimmy Webb) -
(What A) Wonderful World (Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert, Lou Adler) -
I Only Have Eyes For You (Al Dubin, Harry Warren; Strings and horns arranged and conducted by Del Newman) -
Watermark (Jimmy Webb) - I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever) (Yvonne Wright, Stevie Wonder) -
Scissors Cut (Jimmy Webb) -
Sometimes when I'm dreaming (Mike Batt) - Travelling Boy (Paul Williams, Roger Nichols)-
The Same Old Tears On A New Background (Stephen Bishop)

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

October
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#Musical# The Hunting of the Snark // written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt -
spoken verse written by Lewis Carroll - no recordings from the Sydney stage available!

Act One:
Prologue - Introduction / Children of the sky - We hope you're out there - The storm - The argument -
Who'll join me on this escapade - The way we think - Departure - Bellman's speech - The escapde - Midnight smoke -
The trouble with you - Dancing towards disaster

Act Two:
The banker's fate - The snooker song - Waiting for a wave - The pig must die - The butchery waltz - The hunting -
The trouble with you (Reprise) - The beaver's lesson - As longs as the moon can shine - The vanishing -
Whatever you believe

Artists:
Cameron Daddo (the butcher); Mike Batt (the boots); Jackie Love (the beaver); Doug Parkinson (the barrister);
Philip Quast (the bellman); Daryl Somers (the billiard marker); John Waters (Lewis Carroll); David Whitney (the baker);
Dean Lotherington (the banker); Di Stanford (the butcher's mother); Alan Bryce (the butcher's father);
Dana Ferguson (the broker); Chris Lundie (the preacher); The Elizabethan Symphony Orchestra
 

 
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> #mSg# Dieter Kleeman // Dr. Dan's theme // produced by Montana Productions // [Triple M / Mushroom Records, Sydney]

Dr Dan's theme (instr. / The Triple M Theme (Excerpt from "Tarot Suite" by Mike Batt)

Dieter Kleeman ... an Australian guitarist and teacher at the Australian Institute of Music

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

 
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#VHS# Wombling free - The Movie / Publisher: M.I.A. Video / Catalogue number: V3298 / Running time: 96 minutes

 
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#CD# Elaine Paige // The Collection // [Pickwick International Ltd. Catalogue Number PWKLSPS 4021]

Sometimes (from the film 'Champions' by Norman Newell & Carl Davis, produced by Tony Visconti) -
The Rose (from the film 'The rose' by Amanda McBroom, produced by Tony Visconti) -
MacArthur Park (Jimmy Webb, produced by Tony Visconti) -
The Windmills Of Your Mind (from the film 'The Thomas Crown Affair' by Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman,
produced by Tony Visconti) - Without You (Pete Ham & Tom Evans (=Badfinger), produced by Tony Visconti) -
Walking In The Air (from the film 'The Snowman' by Howard Blake, produced by Tony Visconti) -
Secrets (Barry & Robin Gibb, produced by Tim Rice and Andrew Powell) -
The Last One To Leave (Florrie Palmer & Tim Rice, produced by Tim Rice and Andrew Powell) -
Memory (from the musical 'Cats' by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trevor Nunn & Thomas Stearns Eliot, produced by Tony Visconti -
A winter's tale (Mike Batt & Tim Rice, produced by Tony Visconti) - Ave Maria (Charles Gounod, produced by Mike Batt) -
Another Suitcase In Another Hall (from the musical 'Evita' by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice, produced by Tony Visconti) -
So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) (Don Everly, produced by Tim Rice and Andrew Powell) -
If You Don't Want My Love (Phil Spector & John Prine, produced by Tim Rice and Andrew Powell) -
Hot As Sun (Paul McCartney & Tim Rice, produced by Tim Rice and Andrew Powell) -
The Way We Were (from the film 'The Way We Were' by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman & Marvin Hamlisch, produced by Tony Visconti)

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

 
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>8 #CD# Stanislaw Soyka // Acoustic

One hundred years - Never felt this before - Take it home - Mr. Cool - No place for poetry - Cud niepamięci -
Play it again -
Railway hotel (Mike Batt) - All about you - Tak jak w kinie - Hard to part

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

 
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#CD# Paola // Ihre großen Erfolge // [Germany CBS 466536 2]

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


see also: 1979 - 1980 - 1981 - 1989 - 1993 - 2000

1991


+ #CD# Mike Batt // The very best of Mike Batt // 1977 - 82: "Schizophonia" - "Caravans" - "Tarot Suite" - "Waves" -
"Zero, Zero" / [Epic/Sony]

The ride to Agadir - The walls of the world - Insh'allah - It seemed like a good idea at the time - Railway hotel -
Don't let me be misunderstood (Benjamin / Marcus / Caldwell) - The fires of Rabat (instr.) - Caravan on the move (instr.) -
Journey to Badek (instr.) - Caravan song (voc. Barbara Dickson) - Theme from 'Caravans' (instr.) - The winds of change -
Portishead radio - Mona - Love makes you crazy - Whispering fools - Imbecile (voc. Roger Chapman) - Lady of the dawn -
Run like the wind (voc. Roger Chapman)
 

 
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+ #songbook# Mike Batt - The best of Mike Batt //
[EMI Music Publishing Ltd, IMP International Music Publications ISBN 0 86359 840 4]

As long as the moon can shine - Bright eyes - Caravan (=Caravan song) - Children of the sky - I feel like Buddy Holly -
It seemed like a good idea at the time - Lady of the dawn - Minuetto Allegretto - Please don't fall in love - Railway hotel -
Run like the wind - Soldier's song - Sometimes when I'm dreaming - A winter's tale - The Wombling song

 
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> #CD# Peter Weekers with Michael Batt and The London Philharmonic Orchestra // Rhapsodies //
tracks # 5, 7, 8, 10, 11 composed, all songs arranged, conducted & produced by Michael Batt / [RCA PD74752]

Bohemian Rhapsody (Freddie Mercury) - Rhapsody in Blue (George Gershwin) -
Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini (Niccolò Paganini) -
Rhapsody on a Theme from Chess (Benny Andersson / Björn Ulvaeus / Don Black) - 5. Dragon Dance -
Hungarian Rhapsody Number 5 (Franz Liszt) - 7. Lady of the Dawn - 8. The Dead of the Night -
Behind the Glass Curtain (Peter Weekers) - 10. Yet another Paganini Rhapsody - 11. Dreamstone Rhapsody

... informations & cover from Toned-F - Thank you!
 


 
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#CD# Chesney Hawkes // Buddy's song (soundtrack) / [Chrysalis CDP 3218122, CCD 1812]

The one and only (Nik Kershaw) / Nothing serious (Nigel Hinton/John Wesley Harding) / Feel so alive
(Nigel Hinton/John Wesley Harding) /
I'm a man not a boy
(Chesney Hawkes/Nigel Hinton/John Wesley Harding) / It's gonna be tough (Nigel Hinton/John Wesley Harding) /
Torn in half *
(Chesney Hawkes/Nigel Hinton) / I'm young (Nigel Hinton/John Wesley Harding) /
Secrets of the heart *
(Chesney Hawkes/Nigel Hinton) / This is me (Nigel Hinton/Thom Hardwell/Alan Shacklock) /
Ordinary girl
(Nigel Hinton/John Wesley Harding) / (A) Crazy world like this (Bill Steinberg/Tom Kelly/Neil Geraldo)** /
Say Mama (Johnny Meeks/Johnny Earl)***

Produced by... 1 Alan Shacklock & Nik Kershaw; 2, 4-11
Alan Shacklock; 3 Richard Feldman; 12 Len Hawkes; 5 remixed by Paul Gomersall* string * * * * arrangements for 'Torn in half' & 'Secrets of the heart' by Mike Batt / ** not included in film soundtrack / *** only on CD

... informations & cover from Chesney Hawkes - Thank you Chesney!
 


 
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#Sg# Chesney Hawkes // I'm a man not a boy // produced by Alan Shacklock / [Chrysalis CHSP 3708, CHS 3708]

A - I'm a man not a boy (Chesney Hawkes/Nigel Hinton/John Wesley Harding)
B - Torn in half (Chesney Hawkes/Nigel Hinton), string arrangements by Mike Batt

#mCD#
Chesney Hawkes // I'm a man not a boy featuring Torn In Half & Ordinary Girl// produced by Alan Shacklock / [Chrysalis CHSCD 3708]

A - I'm a man not a boy (Chesney Hawkes/Nigel Hinton/John Wesley Harding)
B - Torn in half - Orchestral Mix (Chesney Hawkes/Nigel Hinton), string arrangements by Mike Batt
C - I'm a man not a boy - Film Version (Chesney Hawkes/Nigel Hinton)
D - Ordinary girl
(Nigel Hinton/John Wesley Harding)
 


 
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+ #CD#
David Essex // His Greatest Hits (1973-91) // [Mercury]

Rock on (1973 / David Essex / arranged & produced by Jeff Wayne) -
Gonna make you a star (1974 / David Essex, arranged & produced by Jeff Wayne) -
Stardust (1974 / David Essex, arranged & produced by Jeff Wayne) -
Lamplight (1973 / David Essex, arranged & produced by Jeff Wayne) -
A winter's tale (1982 / Mike Batt & Tim Rice, arranged & produced by Mike Batt) -
Oh what a circus (1978 / Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice, arranged & produced by Mike Batt) -
Silver dream machine (from the original film score 'Silver dream racer' / 1980 / David Essex, arranged by John Cameron,
   produced by David Essex) -
Me & my girl (Nightclubbing) (1982 / David Essex, arranged & produced by David Essex) -
Cool out tonight (1977 / David Essex, arranged & produced by David Essex) -
If I could (1975 / David Essex / arranged & produced by Jeff Wayne) -
Tahiti (from the musical 'Mutiny on the Bounty'/ 1983 / written by Richard Crane & David Essex, arranged by John Cameron,
   produced by Mike Batt) -
Myfanwy (1990 / words by John Betjeman, music by Mike Read, arranged and produced by Rod Edwards) -
Hold me close (1975 / David Essex / arranged & produced by Jeff Wayne) -
Rollin' stone (1975 / David Essex / arranged & produced by Jeff Wayne) -
You're in my heart (1983 / David Essex, produced by Mike Batt) -
The sun ain't gonna shine (anymore) (1989 / Bob Crewe - Bob Gaudio, arranged & produced by David Essex & Ian Wherry) -
Africa - You shine (1991 / David Essex, arranged & produced by David Essex & Ian Wherry) -
Rock on (1989 / David Essex, arranged & produced by David Essex & Ian Wherry, add. production & re-mix by Shep Pettibone)
 

 
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>12 #CD# David Essex // Greatest Hits 1978-85

Song 11: A winter's tale / 1982 / written by Mike Batt with Tim Rice, arranged & produced by Mike Batt
Song 12: The smile / 1983 / written by Mike Batt
Song 16: Fishing for the moon / 1983 / written by Mike Batt

... informations & cover from Toned-F - Thank you!

October 24
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#Musical# The Hunting of the Snark // written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt -
spoken verse written by Lewis Carroll - no recordings from the London stage available!

Act One:
Prologue - Introduction / Children of the sky - We hope you're out there - The storm - The argument -
Who'll join me on this escapade - The way we think - Departure - Bellman's speech - The escapde - Midnight smoke -
The trouble with you - Dancing towards disaster

Act Two:
The banker's fate - The snooker song - Waiting for a wave - The pig must die - The butchery waltz - The hunting -
The trouble with you (Reprise) - The beaver's lesson - As longs as the moon can shine - The vanishing -
Whatever you believe

Artists:
David McCallum (Lewis Caroll) Kenny Everett (the billiard marker); Philip Quast (the bellman) Mark McCann (the baker);
David Firth (the banker); Veronica Hart (the beaver); Peter Ledbury (the broker); Allan Love (the barrister);
Gary Martin (the bishop); John Partridge (the butcher);  Snark Sailors: Richard Brightiff, Billy Burke, Anthony Clegg,
Michael De Souter, Joanne Farrell, Myles Freeman, Nicola Keen, Madeleine Loftin, Japheth Myers, Melinda O'Conner,
Traci Porter, Alexandra Worrall; Snark Swings: Christopher Baldock; Colin Orr; Suzanne Thomas;
Jae Alexander (Bandmaster / Associate Musical Director)

 
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#Soundtrack# BBC1-Gameshow "Big break"

The snooker song (voc. Captain Sensible) from Mike Batt with The London Symphony Orchestra //
   The hunting of the Snark // released 1987
 

 
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#mSg & mCD# David Essex // The Christmas EP // [Mercury SNOW 91 & SNOWD 91]

A- A winter's tale / 1982 / written by Mike Batt with Tim Rice / arranged & produced by Mike Batt
B1 -
Myfanwy / 1987 / poem by John Betjeman (lyrics), music by Mike Read / produced by Rod Edwards
B2 - Back in England for Christmas / 1986 / written by David Essex / produced by Mike Batt

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

1992


+ #CD# Mike Batt // The winds of change - Greatest hits // 1977 - 90: "Schizophonia" - "Caravans" - "Tarot Suite" -
"Waves" - "Zero, Zero" - "The hunting of the Snark" - "The dreamstone" / [The Connoisseur Collection]

Railway hotel - Imbecile (voc. Roger Chapman) - The ride to Agadir - Mona - Lady of the dawn -
Run like the wind (voc. Roger Chapman) - Better than a dream - Love makes you crazy - The walls of the world -
Introduction (The birth of number 17) - It seemed like a good idea at the time - Plainsong (instr.)  - The winds of change -
Theme from 'Caravans' (instr.) - The valley of swords (instr.) - Into the sunset (voc. Mike Batt & Bonnie Tyler) -
Children of the sky

 

 
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+ #CD# Finbar Wright with The RTE (Radio Telefís Éireann) Concert Orchestra // Whatever you believe //
* songs arranged, all songs conducted & produced by Mike Batt / [Sony RTE CD 160]

Catari, catari (Core 'ngrato) (Salvatore Cardillo - Riccardo Cordiferro / arr. Stanford Robinson) -
*South of the border (Jimmy Kennedy - Michael Carr) -
*Valencia (
José Padilla - Lucien Boyer - Jacques Charles - Clifford Grey) -
*Softly as I leave you (Antonio de Vita /
Giorgio Calabrese / Hal Shaper) -
Santa Lucia (Trad. / arr. A.J. Potter) -
*The green leaves of summer (from 'The Alamo') (Dimitri Tiomkin / Paul Francis Webster) -
*I dine alone (from the forthcoming musical 'War Baby' ► 'Men Who March Away') (Mike Batt) -
Be still, my soul (Finlandia) (Jean Sibelius - Katharina von Schlegel) -
*Can't help falling in love (with you) (
George Weiss - Hugo Peretti - Luigi Creatore) -
*A time for us (from 'Romeo and Juliet') (Nino Rota - Eddie Snyder - Larry Kusik) -
Serenade (from 'The Student Prince') (Sigmund Romberg - Dorothy Donnelly / arr. Lubbock & Beaver) -
*Speak softly love (Nino Rota - Larry Kusik) -
Danny boy (based on "Londonderry Air" - Frederic Edward Weatherly - arr. Noel Kelehan) -
*Whatever you believe (from the musical 'The hunting of the Snark') (Mike Batt)

Finbar Wright
... Best known outside of Ireland as John McDermott's replacement in the Irish Tenors, Finbar Wright was by that time already a well-liked interpreter of both classical and popular repertory in his homeland. Wright was born September 26, 1957 in Kinsdale, County Cork, and raised on a farm in Ballinspittle; part of a large musical family, he began piano lessons at age six. By age sixteen, he decided his path lay in the priesthood, and was ordained at age 22. Four years later, he finally began his vocal training in earnest, studying at the Cork School of Music. He won several awards at Dublin's prestigious Feis Ceoil singing festival in 1986, and feeling that his commitment to the priesthood had been waning for some time, he left the clergy in 1987 and stepped up his musical studies. After appearing in Don Giovanni at the Wexford Opera Festival, he turned professional in 1989, giving recitals around Ireland and appearing with several orchestras. Beginning with 1991's Because, Wright released a series of recordings that combined opera and oratorio, Irish ballads, and contemporary pop, and made him progressively more popular in Ireland. In fact, his second album, 1992's Whatever You Believe, topped the Irish charts thanks to the songs' exposure on Music of the Night, the TV show Wright hosted. 1993's live A Tribute to John McCormack, 1995's Lift the Wings, and 1997's I Give My Heart were all successful as well. Invited to participate in the original incarnation of the Irish Tenors, Wright had to decline the offer due to contractual obligations. But when John McDermott departed in 2000 prior to a scheduled tour, Wright was able to step in and fill his shoes as a permanent member, appearing on all of the group's recordings since.
 

 
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>9 #CD# Mocedades // Intimamente // [Sony Music Entertainment (Spain) S.A. 4714142 /
Sony Discos (U.S.) CD-80862 / 2-471414]

Mr. Sandman (Pat Ballard) - Groovin' (Felix Cavaliere and Edward Brigati Jr., 1967) -
C'est la vie (You can never tell) (Chuck Berry) - California espera (California dreamin') (John and Michelle Phillips, 1966) -
Carretera del sur (Take me home, country roads - Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert & John Denver) - Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder) -
500 millas (500 miles - Hedy West) - Daniel (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) -
Por que brillan tus ojos (w: Javier Garay; m: Bright eyes - Mike Batt, 1979)
 

 
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#3 CD Box Set# The Troggs // Archeology 1966 - 1976 // [Fontana 314 512 936-2]

CD 2, track 13 ...
Easy loving (Harold Spiro / Valerie Avón) ... arranged and conducted by Mike Batt (1970)

Notes from Discogs ... Comes in cardboard box with triple cd jewel case and a 24 pages booklet.
Disc 1&2: Archeology (1966-1976), Disc 3: The Troggs Tape (Bonus CD), Digitally remastered at A&M Studios, Hollywood.

... information from Gareth Bramley (UK), thank you!

1993


+ #CD# Finbar Wright with The National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland // A tribute to John McCormack //
* songs arranged, all songs conducted & produced by Mike Batt [Columbia/Sony]

*Trottin' to the fair (Trad. / Alfred Perceval Graves) - *I hear you calling me (Charles Marshall / Harold Harford) -
*The old turf fire (Trad.) - Ave Maria (Franz Schubert / arr. Aubrey Winter) - *The star of the County Down (Trad.) -
*Believe me if all those endearing young charms (Trad. / Thomas Moore) -
*The minstrel boy (Trad. (
The Moreen) / Thomas Moore) -
Che Gelida Manina (Giacomo Puccini (La Bohème) arr. Giacomo Puccini) -
*I'll walk beside you (Alan Murray / Edward Lockton) -
*Mother Machree (
Ernest R. Ball / Chauncey Olcott / Rida Johnson Young) -
*Cailin Deas Crúite na mBó (The pretty girl milking her cow) (Trad.) -
*She moved thro' the fair (Trad.) - *Panis Angelicus (César Franck) - *The Kerry dances (Matt Molloy) -
*When Irish eyes are smiling (
Ernest R. Ball / Chauncey Olcott / George Graff Jr.)

John McCormack ... one of the supreme vocal artists of the last century.
John Frances McCormack was born on June 14, 1884 in Athlone, Ireland and died in Dublin on September 16, 1945.
His career as a professional (Irish tenor) singer extended from 1904 to 1944.
 

 
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>
#CD# David Essex // Cover shot // arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt

Summer in the city (John Sebastian - Steve Boone // Lovin' Spoonful)* -
Everlasting love (Mac Gayden - Buzz Cason
// The Love Affair)
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Time after time (Cyndi Lauper - R. Hyman // Cyndi Lauper) - Waterloo sunset (Raymond Douglas Davies // Kinks) -
Paint it black (Mick Jagger - Keith Richards // Rolling Stones) - Out of time (Mick Jagger - Keith Richards // Rolling Stones) -
A Horse with no name (Dewey Bunnell // America) - The first cut is the deepest (Cat Stevens // Cat Stevens) -
The letter (
Wayne Carson Thompson)
// Box Tops) - I can't let Maggie go (Pete Dello // Honeybus) -
Here comes the night (Bert Berns // Them) -
New York mining disaster 1941 (Have you seen my wife, Mr. Jones) (Barry & Robin Gibb // Bee Gees)

* ... composer // original performer

... informations & cover from Toned-F - Thank you!
 


 
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#Sg# David Essex // Everlasting love // No. 1 arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt / [Mercury DVDD-1, PolyGram TV - 862191-2]

1 - Everlasting love (Mac Gayden - Buzz Cason // The Love Affair)
* ... taken from the David Essex album "Cover Shot"
2 - Father & Son (David Essex - Ian Wherry) produced by David Essex and Ian Wherry
3 -
Rock on (David Essex // first released 1973) produced by David Essex and Ian Wherry

* ... composer // original performer

... informations & cover from Toned-F - Thank you!
 


 
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#CD# Hair // Original London Cast // produced by Mike Batt / [7243 8 28110 2 2 / EMI UK CDEMC 3663]
music: Galt MacDermont; words: Gerome Ragni;

Berger: Paul Hipp; Claude: John Barrowman; Dionne: Sinitta; Pepsi: Pepsi Lawrie Demerque;
Woof: Felice Arena; Hud: Paul Medford; Jeanie: Rebecca Vere; Crissy: Katherine Mehrling;

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

 
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+ #DoCD# Various Artists // the best christmas...ever! // [Virgin Records 7243 8 39304 25 / UK: VTDCD 23]

track 17: A winter's tale / 1982 / written by Mike Batt with Tim Rice, arranged & produced by Mike Batt

 
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#CD# Johnny van Derrick & Phil Bond // Gershwinning // produced by Mike Batt // [The Classic Record Label - OPUSD2]

Let's call the whole thing off (from the movie 'Shall we dance?', George & Ira Gershwin) -
Fascinating rhythm (from 'Lady be good', George & Ira Gershwin) -
Summertime
(from 'Porgy and Bess', George Gershwin, Du Bose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward, Ira Gershwin) -
A foggy day
(George & Ira Gershwin) - Someone to watch over me (from 'Oh, Kay!, George & Ira Gershwin) -
Oh, lady be good (from 'Oh, lady be good',
George & Ira Gershwin) - 'S wonderful (from 'Funny face', George & Ira Gershwin) -

Nice work if you can get it (from the movie '
A damsel in distress',
George & Ira Gershwin) -
Somebody loves me (
George Gershwin / Ballard MacDonald & Buddy G. DeSylva) - I got rhythm
(George & Ira Gershwin) -
Embraceable you
(George & Ira Gershwin) - They can't take that away from me (George & Ira Gershwin) -

Love is here to stay (from the movie '
The Goldwyn Follies',
George & Ira Gershwin) -
I'll build a stairway to paradise (
George Gershwin, Buddy G. DeSylva  & Arthur Francis (=
Ira Gershwin) -
It ain't necessarily so
(from 'Porgy and Bess', George Gershwin, Du Bose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward, Ira Gershwin)
 


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>7 #CD# Anthony Ventura // Die schönsten Melodien der Welt // [WEA Warner]

Strangers in the night - Spanish eyes - Ganz leis' erklingt Musik - Blue Bayou - El Condor Pasa - Ballade pour Adeline -
Bright eyes (Mike Batt) - Don't cry for me, Argentina - Ode an die Freude - Ave Maria - Schiwago-Melodie - Paloma Blanca -
Junge, komm bald wieder - Green, green grass of home - Love me tender - Last waltz - Tulpen aus Amsterdam - La Paloma -
Lilli Marleen - Merci Cherie

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

September 24
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#CD# Anthony Ventura // Music for making love 2 // [WEA Warner]

Mama Leone - Scarborough fair - When a man loves a woman - Speak softly love - Medley: More/Parlez Moi D'amour -
Bilitis - Aranjuez - The air that I breathe - Yesterday - La vie en rose (Schau mich bitte nicht so an) -
Blue Bayou - Imagine -Ti perigali (Zusammenleben) - Bright eyes (Mike Batt) - If you go away (Ne me quitte pas)

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

 
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#CD# Paola // Blue Bayoo // [Germany HER 475527 2]

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


see also: 1979 - 1980 - 1981 - 1989 - 1990 - 2000

 
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#Sg# David Essex // [Mercury DVDD-1]

1 - Everlasting love ...
produced by Mike Batt
2 - Father & Son
(Cat Stevens)
3 - Rock on

 
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#mCD# Anna Maria Kaufmann // The Phantom Of The Opera (Dance Version) // [Polydor – 859 977-2] Discogs

1 - The phantom of the opera ... Classic Mix ... 3:56
2 - The phantom of the opera ... Radio Mix ... 3:53
3 -
The phantom of the opera ... Club Mix ... 5:00

Lyrics by Mike Batt & Richard Stilgoe / Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

1994


January 1
 

#CD# David Essex // You're in My Heart / [Musicrama]

Me & my girl (Nightclubbing) (1982 / David Essex, arranged & produced by David Essex) -
You're in my heart (1983 / David Essex, produced by Mike Batt) - Heart on my sleeve - No substitutes - Sea of love - Sunshine girl -
Silver dream machine (from the original film score 'Silver dream racer' / 1980 / David Essex, arranged by John Cameron, produced by David Essex) -
Cold as ice - Don't leave me this way - Come on little darlin' - Are you still my true love -You don't know like I know
The smile (1983 / Mike Batt, produced and arranged by Mike Batt)
A winter's tale (1982 / Mike Batt & Tim Rice, arranged & produced by Mike Batt)

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


+ #CD # Sandra Schwarzhaupt with The London Philharmonic Orchestra // Written in the stars //
songs 1 - 9 & 11 written by Mike Batt, track 10, 'Oceans',  written by Mike Batt & Sandra Schwarzhaupt,
all songs arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt / [BMG Ariola/RCA]

Sailing ships from heaven - High like an angel - Interlude - Life after John - Interlude - Losing your way in the rain -
I watch you sleeping - The night I dreamed I was awake - I didn't have a prayer -
Oceans (Sandra Schwarzhaupt / Mike Batt) - Better than a dream -
Written in the stars (John Bettis / Albert Hammond / arr. & prod. Mr. Hyder & Mr. Kalif)
Hero of the night (Joachim Heider / Kalif / M. Hatwood / arr. & prod. Mr. Hyder & Mr. Kalif - 1995)

Musicians:
backing vocals: Mike Batt, Carol Kenyon & Tessa Niles; choir: The Ambrosian Singers; guitars: Clem Clempson & Mitch Dalton;
sax: Phil Todd; bass guitar: Steve Price; drums: Graham Ward; percussion: Michele Drees;

Sandra Schwarzhaupt, born on September 28th 1978 (Cologne (Köln), Germany)
 

May 10
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>7 #CD# Indigo girls // Swamp Ophelia // track 7 'The wood song': strings & woodwinds arranged by Mike Batt

Fugitive - Least complicated - Language or the kiss - Reunion - Power of two - Touch me fall -
The wood song - Mystery - Dead man's hill - Fare thee well - This train revised


 
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+ #CD# The Magical Music Box // "Journey to the stars" with music from "The planets" (Gustav Holst) //
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Mike Batt / [Marshall Cavendish Ltd.]

1. - Journey to the stars
2. - Introduction to the music - The planets" (Gustav Holst, suite for large orchestra, Op. 32, 1914-16)
3. - Mars, the bringer of war
4. - Venus, the bringer of peace
5. - Mercury, the winged messenger
6. - Jupiter, the bringer of jollity

Gustav Holst, * September 21st 1874, Cheltenham;
† May 25th 1934, London

look also to the year 2000

 

October
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#CD/MC# Finbar Wright  // The Collection // [Telstar CD ... TCD 2745 / MC ... STAC 2745]
* arranged by Mike Batt, track 1-14 with The RTE (Radio Telefís Éireann) Concert Orchestra,
conducted & produced by Mike Batt

Catari, catari (Core 'ngrato) (Salvatore Cardillo - Cordiferro / arr. Stanford Robinson) -
*South of the border (Jimmy Kennedy - Michael Carr) -
*Valencia (José Padilla - Lucien Boyer - Jacques-Charles - Grey) -
*Softly as I leave you (Antonio de Vita /
Giorgio Calabrese / Hal Shaper) -
Santa Lucia (Trad. / arr. A.J. Potter) -
*The green leaves of summer (from 'The Alamo') (Dimitri Tiomkin / Paul Francis Webster) -
*I dine alone (from the forthcoming musical 'War Baby'
=► 'Men Who March Away') (Mike Batt) -
Be still, my soul (Finlandia) (Jean Sibelius - Katharina von Schlegel) -
*Can't help falling in love (with you) (
George Weiss - Hugo Peretti - Luigi Creatore) -
*A time for us (from 'Romeo and Juliet') (Nino Rota - Eddie Snyder - Larry Kusik) -
Serenade (from 'The Student Prince') (Sigmund Romberg - Dorothy Donnelly / arr. Lubbock & Beaver) -
*Speak softly love (Nino Rota - Larry Kusik) -
Danny boy (based on "Londonderry Air" - Frederic Edward Weatherly - arr. Noel Kelehan) -
*Whatever you believe (from the musical 'The hunting of the Snark') (Mike Batt)

Last rose of Summer (Thomas Moore) -
La vie en rose (Music by Pierre Louiguy, French lyrics by Edith Piaf, English lyrics by Mack David) -
If you love me (Marguerite Monnot and Geoffrey Parsons) -
Because (music by Guy d'Hardelot, English lyrics by Edward Teschemacher) -

tracks 1-14 are the same as on "Whatever you believe" (1992)

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

 
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#LP*# Hapshash & The Coloured Coat // Western flier // arranged & produced by Mike Batt /
[Liberty / World Pacific Records LBS 83212R]

Telephone Budreaux (spoken introduction) - Colinda (French carol, arr. Waymouth / Batt / Mayhew) -
Chicken run (Waymouth / Batt / Mayhew) - Big bo peep (Waymouth / Batt / Mayhew) -
Blue Narcissus (Waymouth / Batt / Mayhew) - Car car (Woody Guthrie) -
Milk shake knock (Waymouth / Batt / Mayhew) - The wall (Waymouth / Batt / Mayhew) -
You for Orphelia (Waymouth / Batt / Mayhew) - Fare you well (arr. Mayhew / Waymouth / Batt)

'Hapshash & The Coloured Coat'
Nigel Waymouth - vocals / Michael Mayhew - backup guitars / Mike Batt - piano & accordion;
Guest musicians: Michael Ramsden - lead vocals / Andy Renton - drums / Tony T.S. McPhee - lead guitar /
Eddie Tripp - string bass / Freddie Ballerini - violin / The Rock'n Roll Women - backing vocals /
The Heavy Metal Kids  - percussion
 

 
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+ #CD# Various Artists // I know them so well - The best of Tim Rice / [MCA / PolyGram]

The golden boy / from the album 'Barcelona' / Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballe /
   written by Freddie Mercury, Mike Moran &Tim Rice (1988) -
Oh, what a circus / from 'Evita' / David Essex /
   written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice, arranged & produced by Mike Batt (1978) -
I know him so well / from 'Chess' / Elaine Page & Barbara Dickson /
   written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus &Tim Rice (1984) -
Don't cry for me Argentinia / from 'Evita' / Julie Covington / written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice (1976) -
Everything's alright / from 'Jesus Christ Superstar' / Yvonne Elliman & Ian Gillan /
   written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice(1973) -
I don't know how to love him / from 'Jesus Christ Superstar' / Yvonne Elliman /
   written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice (1973) -
Ziggy / from 'Tycoon' (Starmania) / Celine Dion / written by Michel Berger Tim Rice & Luc Plamondon (1992) -
All time high / from James Bond 'Octopussy' / Rita Coolidge / written by John Barry & Tim Rice (1983) -
The world is stone / from 'Tycoon' (Starmania) / Cyndi Lauper / written by Michel Berger Tim Rice & Luc Plamondon (1992) -
One night in Bangkok / from 'Chess' / Murray Head / written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus &Tim Rice (1984) -
Another suitcase in another hall / from 'Evita' / Barbara Dickson / written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice (1976) -
Any dream will do / from 'Joseph & The amazing technicolor dreamcoat' / Jason Donovan /
   written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice (1991) -
The second time / Elaine Paige / written by Francis Lai & Tim Rice (1981) -
The least of my troubles / from 'Blondel' / Paul Nicholas / written by Tim Rice & Stephen Oliver (1983) -
Close every door / from 'Joseph & The amazing technicolor dreamcoat' / Philip Schofield /
   written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice (1992) -
Song of the king / from 'Joseph & The amazing technicolor dreamcoat' / David Daltrey & The Mixed Bag feat. Tim Rice /
   written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice (1968) -
A winter's tale / David Essex / written by Mike Batt with Tim Rice, arranged & produced by Mike Batt
The legal boys / Elton John / Elton John & Tim Rice (1982) -
Only the very best / from 'Tycoon' (Starmania) / Peter Kingsbery /
   written by Michel Berger Tim Rice & Luc Plamondon (1992) -
Superstar / from 'Jesus Christ Superstar' / Murray Head / written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice(1973) -
A whole new world  (Aladdin's theme) / from Walt Disney's 'Aladdin' / Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle /
   written by Alan Menken & Tim Rice
 

 
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>22 #CD# Rupert Parker // Songs from the harp // [Mabley Street]

Bridge over troubled water - Lady in red - Saving all my love - Daniel - Jealous guy - Careless whisper - Jameela -
Moondance - Without you - Can't help falling in love with you - Stay with me till dawn - Music of the night -
Throwing it all away - Wonderful tonight - Could it be magic - Up where we belong - He was beautiful -
Since I don't have you - Long and winding road - Nobody does it better - Annie's song - Bright eyes (Mike Batt) -
Weather with you - Vincent - Variation on a dream - Hello - I heard it through the grapevine - Power of love

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

 
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#CD# The McCalmans // Honest poverty // [Greentrax TRAX067]

Man's a man for a' that - Single-handed sailor - Your daughters and your sons - Niel Gow's apprentice -
Children are running away - Kelvin Grove / Paddy's leather britches / Behind the haystack - War outside - White collar holler -
I feel like Buddy Holly (Mike Batt) - Parade - Portnahaven - 8-3-0 - Wha'll be king but Charlie - Father Mallory's dance -
New Year's eve song - Hermless


 
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>22 #CD# John Walker // Unchained melodies - instrumental, piano // [Walker - C5JCD 615]

Unchained melody (Axel North / Hy Zaret) -
Any dream will do (from 'Joseph & The amazing technicolor dreamcoat' / written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice) -
Wooden heart (Fred Wise, Ben Weisman, Kay Twomey and Berthold Kaempfert) -
Forever and ever (S. Vlavianos / R. Constantinos) - One day in your life (Sam Brown III and R. Armand) -
Ferry 'cross the Mersey (Gerry Marsden) - Nothing's gonna change my love for you (Michael Masser / Gerry Goffin) -
Annie's song (John Denver) - Clair (Gilbert O'Sullivan) - House of the rising sun (Trad.) -
Puppet on a string (Bill Martin and Phil Coulter) - Take my breath away (Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock) -
Summer holiday (???) - I just called to say I love you (Stevie Wonder) - Lady in red (Chris de Burgh) -
Sacrifice (Elton John and Bernie Taupin) - Those were the days (Gene Raskin) - In the summertime (R. Dorset) -
Hello (Lionel Richie) - Dancing queen (Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus & Stig Anderson) - Uptown girl (Billie Joel) -
The Wombling song (Mike Batt)

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

 
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+ #Sg# David Essex / [Polygram TLW 7 - 851 118-7] - includes a double-sided poster of David Essex & Catherine Zeta Jones (TL 77)

A - True love ways (with Catherine Zeta Jones) / written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty, produced by Jeff Wayne (1994)
B - A winter's tale / written by Mike Batt and Tim Rice, arranged & produced by Mike Batt (1982)
 

1985 - 1989          1995 - 1999

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), also called EP = Extended play
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