Mike Batt

detailed Discography
1966 - 1969 // 1970 - 1974 // 1975 - 1979 // 1980 - 1984 // 1985 - 1989
1990 - 1994 // 1995 - 1999 // 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 // 2010 - 2019

Musicians & Orchestras since 1970
'Short-Discography' 1970 - ... Mike Batt Biographie (German) - Mike Batt biography (English) - Mike Batt Lyrics
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2005

#mCD# Katie Melua // Blame it on the moon // [Dramatico - DRAMCDS0009]

Blame it on the moon (Mike Batt)
Anniversary song (Steven M. Digman) - Live
Belfast (Penguins and cats) (Katie Melua) - Live

February
7
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#3 CD-Box# Linda Lewis // Legends -  // [Camden]

Disc 1:
All Comes Back To Love - Bonfire (Cat Stevens) - Can't We Just Sit Down And Talk It Over - Come Back And Finish What You Started -
Cordon Blues - Dreamer Of Dreams - Flipped Over Your Love - I Do My Best To Impress - It's In His Kiss - Light Years Away -
Love Love Love - Love Where Are You Now (That I Need You) - May You Never

Disc 2:
Moon And I - My Friend The Sun - My Grandaddy Could Reggae - My Love Is Here To Stay - Never Been Done Before - Number One Heartbreaker -
Not A Little Girl Anymore - (Remember The Days Of) The Old Schoolyard (Cat Stevens) - Rock And Roller Coaster - Shining -
So Many Mysteries To Find - The Other Side - The Seaside Song

Disc 3:
This Time I'll Be Sweeter - Walk About - Winter Wonderland - from the album "Hazienda View" (1979):
I'd be surprisingly good for you (from 'Evita' by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice) -
That's love (Dat's love / Habanera; from the opera 'Carmen Jones' by Georges Bizet, Oscar Hammerstein II) -
Rolling for a while (W&M: Linda Lewis & Jim Cregan) - The best days of my life (W&M: Rod Stewart & Jim Cregan) -
109, Jamaica Highway (Steve Glen, Mike Burns) -
My aphrodisiac is you (Mike Batt) -
Beggars and kings (Mike Batt) - It seemed like a good idea at the time (Mike Batt) -
Save the last dance for me (Doe Pumos & Mort Shuman) - Sleeping like a baby now (from  'Dear Anyone' by Don Black & Geoff Stephens)


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

February 21
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#4 CD-Box-set# Various artists // Simply Love - 4 CD's of Classic Love Songs // [SIMPLYCD010]

CD1
Dee Harrington - Baby Can I Hold You? - Van Morrison - Brown-Eyed Girl - The Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow? -
Jamie Cullum - You And The Night And The Music - Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me - Peggy Lee - Let There Be Love -
Linda Taylor - Fields Of Gold - Zoe Nicholas - The closest thing to crazy (Mike Batt) - Lena Horne -
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Clare Teal - Night And Day - Dean Martin - All Of Me - Richard Clayderman –
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Kim Criswell - I Don't Know How To Love Him - Nat King Cole - Mona Lisa -
Jazz Culture - Endless Love

CD2
Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me - Zoe Nicholas - Come Away With Me -
Dinah Washington - Mad About The Boy - Aaron Neville - Tell It Like It Is - Jerry Butler - Make It Easy On Yourself -
Julia da Silva (Grupa Cabana) - The Girl From Ipanema - Sarah Vaughan - That Old Black Magic -
Billie Holiday - Fine And Mellow - MilesTone - If You Don't Know Me By Now - Clare Teal - Our Love Is Here To Stay -
Frank Sinatra - Blue Skies - Ella Fitzgerald - This Love Of Mine - Dee Harrington - Everybody Hurts -
Ray Charles - Baby, Won't You Please Come Home? - Bobby Womack - That's the Way I Feel About 'Cha

CD3
Linda Taylor - Don't Know Why - Billie Holiday - Them There Eyes - Jacqi Dankworth - Blue Moon -
Tony Bennett - I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face - Grupo Cabana - Desafinado -
Nathalie et Guillaume - Un Homme et Une - Ella Fitzgerald - It's Only A Paper Moon - Nat King Cole - Unforgettable -
Stacey Kent - It's De-Lovely - Sonny Stitt - The Good Life - Ray Charles - I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now -
Cerise - A Thousand Miles - Carol Sloane - Baby, Don't You Quit Now - Nyte Vision - Sacrifice - Dobie Gray - Loving Arms

CD4
Jamie Cullum - A Time For Love - Nina Simone - I Loves You Porgy - Siobhan McCarthy - My Heart Will Go On -
Nyte Vision - The Lady In Red - Jerry Butler - For Your Precious Love - Chet Baker - Time After Time -
Maria Friedman - Memory - Richard Clayderman - Ballade Pour Adelaine - 9 Cerise - Evergreen -
Dean Martin - Everybody Loves Somebody - Zoe Nicholas - Songbird - Stacey Kent - I’ve Got A Crush On You -
Paul Flood - If You're Not The One - Curtis Mayfield - Give Me Your Love - Nathalie et Guillaume - Je T'Aime...Moi Non Plus

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

February 28
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+ #CD# Robert Meadmore // After a dream //
[Dramatico - DRAMCD0003]
strings and voice arranged, conducted and produced by Mike Batt, recorded 2004 within 2 days in Dublin, with the Irish Film Orchestra

Après un rève (After a dream) (by Gabriel Fauré, op. 7 Nr. 1, 1875) arranged by Mike Batt -
Beau soir (by Claude Debussy, 1891 / Lyrics by Paul Bourget) arranged by Mike Batt -
Come home (Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; from the musical "Allegro", 1947) arranged by Mike Batt -
In haven (Capri) (Music by Edward Elgar, Lyrics by Alice Elgar; Allegretto from "Sea pictures" op. 37, 1899) arranged by Edward Elgar -
Che faro senza Euridice (Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck, Lyrics by Raniero de Calzabigi, from "Orfeo ed Euridice", 1762) arranged by Mike Batt -
September song (Music by Kurt Weill, Lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, from the musical "Knickerbocker holiday", 1938) arranged by Mike Batt -
A vuchella (Music by Sir Francesco Paolo Tosti, Lyrics by Gabriele d'Annunzio, 1907) arranged by Mike Batt -
Stranger in paradise (Alexander Porfir'yevich Borodin (Polovtsian Dances from the opera "Prince Igor") (Richard Wright / George Forrest, from the musical "Kismet", 1953) arranged by Mike Batt -
Care selve (Music by Georg Friedrich Händel, from "Atlanta", 1736) arranged by Mike Batt -
Bailero (by Joseph Canteloube, from "Chants d'Auvergne", 1923-30) arranged by Joseph Canteloube, adapted by Mike Batt -
O del mio dolce ardor (Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck, Lyrics by Raniero de Calzabigi, from the opera "Paride ed Elena", 1770) -
Simple song (Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, from the Musical "Mass", 1971) arranged by Leonard Bernstein, adapted by Mike Batt

Robert Meadmore ... born
August 22,1955, in Romford, Essex (UK), one of the United Kingdom's finest musical theatre artists.
 

May 2
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#CD# Elaine Paige // Elaine Paige // produced by Tim Rice and Andrew Powell // [Warner] ... 1st release in 1981

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) - Falling down to earth (Tim Rice / Mike Batt) -
Hot as sun (Paul McCartney / Tim Rice) - The last one to leave (Florrie Palmer / Tim Rice) -
How the heart approaches what it yearns (Paul Simon) - Miss my love today (Gilbert O'Sullivan)

June 21
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> #CD# Die Singphoniker feat. Ulrich Herkenhoff // A tribute to Simon & Garfunkel // [Oehms]

The sound of silence (Paul Simon) - Scarborough fair (Part 1) (Trad./arr.Ludwig Thomas) -
Scarborough Fair (Part 2) (Trad./arr.Matthias Keller) - The boxer (Paul Simon) - Bridge over troubled water (Paul Simon) -
Mrs. Robinson (Paul Simon) - April come she will (instrumental, Paul Simon) -
(What A) Wonderful world (Sam Cooke/Herb Alpert/Lou Adler) -
Bright eyes (Mike Batt) -
El Condor Pasa (Paul Simon/Jorge Milchberg/Daniel A. Robles) - Still crazy (Paul Simon) - Cecilia (Paul Simon) -
Crying in the rain (Carole King/Howard Greenfield) - The 59th Street Bridge song (Feelin’ groovy) (Paul Simon)

All arrangements by Matthias Keller except Scarborough Fair (Part 1) by Ludwig Thomas

'Die Singphoniker' are ...
Alfons Brandl, tenor / Hubert Nettinger, tenor / Ludwig Thomas, baritone / Michael Mantaj, bass baritone / Christian Schmidt, bass / Berno Scharpf, bass & vocal effects / Ulrich Herkenhoff, panpipes / Abi von Reininghaus, guitars / Michael Schoene, bass guitar / Matthias Pilipzen, drums / Matthias Keller, keyboards;

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

July 4
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+ #DoDVD (160min) # Katie Melua // On the road again // [Dramatico - DRAMDVD0002]

DVD 1 (approx. 80 minutes)
Live at Fairfield Halls Croydon, U.K., March 18, 2004
Faraway voice (dedicated to Eva Cassidy) (Katie Melua) - Call off the search (Mike Batt) - Crawling up a hill (John Mayall) - Blame it on the moon (Mike Batt) - Spider's web (Katie Melua) - Thank you, stars (Mike Batt) - My aphrodisiac is you (Mike Batt) - Learnin' the Blues (Dolores Vicki Silvers) - Belfast (Penguins and cats) (Katie Melua) - Downstairs to the sun (Katie Melua) - Lilac wine (James Alan Shelton) - The lovecats
(Robert James Smith (The Cure, 1983)) - Joan of Ark & Jack The Lad (Katie Melua) - Mockingbird song (Trad./arr. Mike Batt) - I think it's going to rain today (Randy Newman) - Tiger in the night (Mike Batt) - Shirt of a ghost (Katie Melua) - The closest thing to crazy (Mike Batt) - I put a spell on you (Screamin' Jay Hawkins / Herbert Slotkin) - Anniversary song (Steven M. Digman)

DVD 2 (approx. 80 minutes)
In concert for Nelson Mandela's 46664 Charity, Fancourt South Africa, March 19, 2005

Faraway voice (dedicated to Eva Cassidy) (Katie Melua) - Crawling up a hill (John Mayall) - On the road again (
Floyd Jones/Alan Wilson (Canned Heat, 1968)) - Spider's web (Katie Melua) - My aphrodisiac is you (Mike Batt) - Mockingbird song (Trad./arr. Mike Batt) - The closest thing to crazy (Mike Batt)
Katie meets The Holy Jerusalem Choir in Soweto -
Interview-style edit including "Too much love will kill you" (featuring Queen)
Royal Albert Hall, London, U.K., (Multi-Camcorder Shoot), October 22, 2004
Crawling up a hill (John Mayall) - On the road again (
Floyd Jones/Alan Wilson (Canned Heat, 1968)) - Blame it on the moon (Mike Batt) - Jack's room (Katie Melua / Mike Batt) - Chemo Tsitsi Natela (Georgian trad.)

A selection of previously released extras:
The making of ... Call off the search (Mike Batt)
Promo films ... The closest thing to crazy (Mike Batt) - Call off the search (Mike Batt) - Crawling up a hill (John Mayall) -
"Starting Out 2003" video-sections about Katie and her songs:
The closest thing to crazy (Mike Batt) - Call off the search (Mike Batt) - Belfast (Penguins and cats) (Katie Melua) -
My aphrodisiac is you (Mike Batt) & Call off the search (Mike Batt);
 

July 25
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>1 #mCD# Mike Batt // Railway hotel // [Dramatico - DRAMCDS0010] written, arranged, conducted and produced by Mike Batt

Railway hotel (new recording)
Railway hotel (piano version from 'Songs of love and war')
Soldier's song

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

August 8
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#LP# Katie Melua // Call off the search // arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt / [Dramatico - DRAMLP0001]

Call off the search (Mike Batt) - Crawling up a hill (John Mayall) - The closest thing to crazy (Mike Batt) - My aphrodisiac is you (Mike Batt) - Learnin' the Blues (
Dolores Vicki Silvers) - Blame it on the moon (Mike Batt) - Belfast (Penguins and cats) (Katie Melua) - I think it's going to rain today (Randy Newman) - Mockingbird song (Trad./arr. Mike Batt) - Tiger in the night (Mike Batt) - Faraway voice (dedicated to Eva Cassidy) (Katie Melua) - Lilac wine (James Alan Shelton)


Musicians:
vocals & guitar: Katie Melua; guitars: Chris Spedding & Jim Cregan; conductor, piano & organ: Mike Batt; bass: Tim Harries;
drums: Henry Spinetti & Michael Kruk; orchestra: The Irish Film Orchestra, leader: Alan Smale;
 

September 5
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>1/7 #DoCD# Max Boyce // The very best of Max Boyce // [Emi Gold]

Introduction to 9-3 - 9-3 - The Scottish trip - The ballad of Morgan The Moon - The outside half factory -
Duw it's hard - Ten thousand instant Christians - Railway hotel (Mike Batt) - Seth Davy - John O'Dreams -
Deck of cards - Swansea Town - The Pontypool front row

Disc: 2
Introduction (Sospan Fach) - I am an entertainer - Ticketless (I wandered lonely) - I gave my love a debenture - The divine intervention - Ode to Barry Island - The incredible plan (Interpolating convoy and Cardiff arms) - When we walked to Merthyr Tydfil - Rhonodda Gray - Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn (Watching the white wheat) - Will ye go Lassie go - Asso Asso Yogoshi - Dia Morris - Hymns and arias

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

September 19
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> #mCD# Katie Melua // Nine million bicycles // [Dramatico - DRAMCDS0012]

Nine million bicycles (Mike Batt)
Market day in Guernica (Mike Batt)
Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael & Mitchell Parish, 1927)

September 26
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+ #CD# Katie Melua // Piece by piece // arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt,
except 'Just like heaven' produced by Mike Batt and Ralph Sall // [Dramatico - DRAMCD0007]
 

Shy boy (Mike Batt) - Nine million bicycles (Mike Batt) - Piece by piece (Katie Melua) - Halfway up the Hindu Kush (Mike Batt & Katie Melua) - Blues in the night (Herold Arlen / Johnny Mercer) - Spider's web (Katie Melua) - Blue shoes (Mike Batt) - On the road again (Floyd Jones / Alan Wilson) - Thank you, stars  (new version) (Mike Batt) - Just like heaven (Simon Gallup / Robert Smith) - I cried for you (Katie Melua) - I do believe in love (Katie Melua)

Musicians:
vocals, guitar and piano on 'I do believe in love: Katie Melua; guitars: Chris Spedding & Jim Cregan; bass: Tim Harries; drums: Henry Spinetti; solo trumpet: Dominic Glover; solo violin: Mike Darcy; percussion: Martin Ditchman & Chris Karan; harmonica on 'Blues in the night': Paul Jones; sitar on 'Halfway up the Hindu Kush': Craig Pruess; ethnic flutes (ocarina, Chinese bamboo flute) on 'Nine million bicycles': Adrian Brett; orchestra: The Irish Film Orchestra; conductor & piano: Mike Batt;
 


October 3
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#CD# The Wombles // The very best of The Wombles //
written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt, except (...) // [Sony/Columbia]

The Wombling song - Remember you're a Womble - Let's womble to the party tonight -
Minuetto allegretto (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Mike Batt) - Banana rock -
Down at the barber shop (singing in harmony) - Underground overture - Wombling white tie and tails -
The myths and legends of King Merton Womble and his journey to the centre of the earth -
Hall of the Mountain Womble (Edvard Grieg / Mike Batt) -
Nashville WomblesNon-Stop Wombling summer party -
Invitation to the Ping-Pong-Ball - The empty tidy-bag-blues - The Orinoco kid - To Wimbledon with love -
Wellington goes to Waterloo - Wombles on parade -
Womble of the universe - Superwomble -Wombling merry Christmas;

Musicians

 

 
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note from http://www.scuzz.com/wombles/info/news.html ..
This CD was originally listed for release by Sony/Columbia on 8 March 2004, then put back to 5 April or 12 April;
those dates came and went but no stock was ever available;
The cover originally shown on HMV.co.uk used the same photo as the 1989 "The Womble's Greatest Hits" LP,
with the addition of hand-drawn yellow stars and a cartoon-style title.
However, the image is reversed so that the four Wombles are kicking their left legs in the air, rather than their right legs!

The cover finally used is shown above.

October 17
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#DVD-Box (14 discs)# Watership down (TV Series) // soundtrack by Mike Batt
with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Stephen Gately,...

Language English



... info from Manfred Schneider, Köln (Cologne), Germany - Thank you!

October 18
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#www# Save the children - Various Artists // Tears in heaven // released by Sharon Osbourne
Tears in heaven (Eric Clapton, 1991)
Eric Clapton originally composed the song as a tribute for his four-year-old son 'Conor', who died in March 1991 after falling from the window of an apartment block in New York.

performed by ...
Mary J. Blige, Andrea Bocelli, Phil Collins, Robert Downey, Jr., Josh Groban, Elton John, Katie Melua, Kelly Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Pink,
Gavin Rossdale, Ringo Starr, Gwen Stefani, Rod Stewart, Steven Tyler, Velvet Revolver;

Musicians ...
Scott Weiland - vocals; Duff McKagan - bass; - Slash - guitar; Dave Kushner - guitar; Matt Sorum - drums;

note ...
Rock matriarch Sharon Osbourne has finally released the long-awaited all-star cover of Eric Clapton's classic ballad
'Tears in heaven' to raise money for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami (26. Dec 2004).
She originally came up with the idea in January (05), but due to its late release date, proceeds of the sale will now go to victims of both the tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, which hit the US Gulf coast in August (29. Aug. 2005).
 

November 22
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#DoCD# Various Artists // Hurricane relief - Come together now // [Concord Records] -
recording date: 1955-2005 / 80 Artists - 35 Songs - 30 unreleased tracks

CD1
Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? - Louis Armstrong / Let your light shine - R. Kelly /
Precious Lord, take my hand - Faith Hill / Heart so heavy – John Mayer/Aaron Neville /
City beneath the sea - Harry Connick, Jr. / Ay-TeTe Fee - Clifton Chenier /
Moon over Bourbon Street (live) – Sting with special guest Chris Botti /
Heart of America - Eric Benét, Michael McDonald, Wynonna Judd and Terry /
Dexter / By faith - Diddy featuring Fred Hammond /
Early in the morning (80th session alternate version) – B.B. King / Fix you (live) – Coldplay /
When the levee broke – Clint Black /
Tears in heaven – Mary J. Blige, Andrea Bocelli, Phil Collins, Robert Downey, Jr., Josh Groban, Elton John, Katie Melua,
Kelly Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne, Pink, Gavin Rossdale, Ringo Starr, Gwen Stefani, Rod Stewart, Steven Tyler,
Velvet Revolver / Believe (acoustic summer 2004) - Lenny Kravitz / Blue and green – Van Morrison /
Mardi Gras in New Orleans - Professor Longhair / Born on the Bayou (live) – John Fogerty;

CD2
Any other day – Norah Jones & Wyclef Jean / I will not be broken – Bonnie Raitt /
People get ready - Rod Stewart with Jerry Lawson and Talk Of The Town /
We can make it better – Kanye West featuring Talib Kweli, Q-Tip, Common and Rhymefest / Try me (live) – James Brown /
Louisiana Bayou (live) - Dave Matthews Band featuring Robert Randolph /
Goin’ back to New Orleans - Dr. John / I'm still standing (live, New Orleans April 2001) – Elton John /
What would Jesus do – Chris Thomas King / Alla luce del sole (live) - Josh Groban with Bela Fleck /
Make a change – Black Buddafly / I believe - Barbra Streisand / Love & mercy - Brian Wilson /
Coming out of the dark/Always tomorrow (acoustic) – Gloria Estefan / Brothers (live) – The Neville Brothers /
After all (live in New Orleans) – The Winans Family /
Come together now – Aaron Carter, Nick Carter, Chingy, Natalie Cole, Gavin DeGraw, Celine Dion, The Game, Garou,
Anthony Hamilton, R.L. Huggard, Wyclef, Jean, JoJo, Patti LaBelle, John Legend, Glenn Lewis, Kimberley Locke,
Jesse McCartney, Brian McKnight, A.J. McLean, Mya, Stacie Orrico, Kelly Price, Lee Ryan, Angie Stone, Joss Stone,
Ruben Stuffard, Tren'l  /
When the saints go marching back in - Kirk Whalum with special guests Coolio, “CZ,“ Kyle Eastwood, Kyle Whalum,
Rod McGaha & Wayman Tisdale;

note ...
The proceeds of  the sale will go to children in regions which were afflicted by the tsunami and the hurricanes
Katrina and Rita.

 
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#Promo mCD# Katie Melua // I cried for you // [Dramatico] Discogs

I cried for you (Katie Melua)
Just like heaven (Simon Gallup, Robert Smith, Porl Thompson, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst, Boris Williams; The Cure 1997)

December 5
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#mCD# Katie Melua // I cried for you // [Dramatico - DRAMCDS0013]

I cried for you (Katie Melua)
Just like heaven
(Simon Gallup, Robert Smith, Porl Thompson, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst, Boris Williams; The Cure 1997)
Pictures on a video screen (Mike Batt, Autopilot, 1981)

 
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#DoCD# Manic Street Preachers // Lipstick Traces - A secret history of Manic Street Preachers* // [
Epic Japan]
Disc 1
Prologue to history - 4 ever delayed - Sorrow 16 - Judge yr'self - Socialist serenade - Donkeys - Comfort comes - Mr Carbohydrate -
Dead trees and traffic islands - Horses under starlight - Sepia - Sculpture of man - Spectators of suicide - Democracy coma -
Strip it down (live) - Bored out of my mind - Just a kid - Close my eyes - Valley boy - We her Majesty's prisoners
Disc 2
We are all Bourgeois now - Rock and Roll music - It's so easy (live) - Take the Skinheads bowling - Been a son - Out of time -
Raindrops keep falling on my head (Warchild Version) -
Bright eyes (Mike Batt) (live)** - Train in vain (live) - Wrote for Luck -
What's my name (live) - Velocity girl - Can't take my eyes off you - Didn't my Lord deliver Daniel -
Last Christmas (live - TFI Friday Performance)
Bonus tracks: A secret society - Firefight  - Picturesque - Everything must go

* 1st released July 14, 2003, without bonus tracks / ** 1st released as single B-side in 1996
 

December 5
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>1 #CD# Joseph McManners // In dreams // [Sony BMG]

Bright eyes (Mike Batt) - Pie Jesu - In dreams - Psalm 23 - Walking in the air - Panis Angelicus - Circle of life (with Jo Appleby) -
Lullaby - Music of the angels - Candlelight carol - Morning has broken - Where is love - Little Prince song

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

December 19
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#www# The Pogues featuring Katie Melua // for download at www.7digital.com and www.itunes.com

Fairy tale of New York* (an Irish folk style ballad by Jem Finer / Shane MacGowan)**

On December 22, 2005, The Pogues performed the song on a Jonathan Ross Christmas special on BBC One in the UK, with the female vocals taken by singer Katie Melua. This was The Pogues' first television performance of the song since 1988.
The Pogues will be donating proceeds from the record to the homeless charity Crisis At Christmas and the Justice For Kirsty Campaign. Set up by the late singer's mother Jean, the fund has enabled the family to fight the long legal battle for justice following the tragic death of their daughter (Kirsty MacColl), killed by a powerboat whilst on holiday with her children. No person has been made accountable to the satisfaction of her family and friends.

*    first released in 1987 by The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl, released on The Pogues' album
      "If I Should Fall From Grace with God" (1987). Kirsty MacColl, singer-songwriter  (*10 October, 1959
Croydon,
      South London; † December 18, 2000 near Cozumel, Mexico)
**  "Fairytale of New York" reportedly takes its name from a book, A Fairytale of New York, by James Patrick (JP) Donleavy.

2006
 

March 6
 

#CD# David Essex // Greatest Hits // [BMG]

Rock on (1973 / David Essex / arranged & produced by Jeff Wayne) -
Gonna make you a star (1974 / David Essex, arranged & produced by Jeff Wayne) -

Lamplight (1973 / David Essex, arranged & produced by Jeff Wayne) -
Hold me close (1975 / David Essex / arranged & produced by Jeff Wayne) -
Stardust (1974 / David Essex, arranged & produced by Jeff Wayne) -
America (1974 / David Essex, produced by Jeff Wayne) -
Rollin' stone (1975 / David Essex / arranged & produced by Jeff Wayne) -
If I could (1975 / David Essex / arranged & produced by Jeff Wayne) -
City lights (1976 / ???) -
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) -
Heart on my sleeve (1980 / ???) -
Me & my girl (Nightclubbing) (1982 / David Essex, arranged & produced by David Essex) -
Falling angels riding (from the musical 'Mutiny on the Bounty'/ 1983 / written by Richard Crane & David Essex) -
Missing you magic (???) - Picture this sky (???) -
It's gonna be alright (2004 / ???) -
You're in my heart (1983 / David Essex, produced by Mike Batt) -
Tahiti (from the musical 'Mutiny on the Bounty'/ 1983 / written by Richard Crane & David Essex,
      arranged by John Cameron, produced by Mike Batt) -
A winter's tale (1982 / Mike Batt & Tim Rice, arranged & produced by Mike Batt)

March 24
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#LP# Katie Melua // Piece by piece // arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt,
except 'Just like heaven' produced by Mike Batt and Ralph Sall // [Dramatico - DRAMLP0002]
 

Shy boy (Mike Batt) - Nine million bicycles (Mike Batt) - Piece by piece (Katie Melua) - Halfway up the Hindu Kush (Mike Batt & Katie Melua) -
Blues in the night (Herold Arlen / Johnny Mercer) - Spider's web (Katie Melua) - Blue shoes (Mike Batt) -
On the road again (Floyd Jones / Alan Wilson) - Thank you, stars  (new version) (Mike Batt) -
Just like heaven (
Simon Gallup, Robert Smith, Porl Thompson, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst, Boris Williams; The Cure 1997) -
I cried for you (Katie Melua) - I do believe in love (Katie Melua)

Musicians:
vocals, guitar and piano on 'I do believe in love: Katie Melua; guitars: Chris Spedding & Jim Cregan; bass: Tim Harries;
drums: Henry Spinetti; solo trumpet: Dominic Glover; solo violin: Mike Darcy; percussion: Martin Ditchman & Chris Karan;
harmonica on 'Blues in the night': Paul Jones; sitar on 'Halfway up the Hindu Kush': Craig Pruess;
ethnic flutes (ocarina, Chinese bamboo flute) on 'Nine million bicycles': Adrian Brett;
orchestra: The Irish Film Orchestra; conductor & piano: Mike Batt;


April 10
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+#mCD# Katie Melua // Spider's web // [Dramatico - DRAMCDS0017]

Spider's web (Katie Melua) Album version
Spider's web (Katie Melua) Live version
Cry baby cry (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) - performed on BBC Radio 2's Lennon Live  special programme, December 2005
Video: Spider's web (Katie Melua) recorded at her UK Tour, January 2006

As part of Katie Melua's ongoing commitment to 'Save The Children' she will be donating Europe-wide proceeds from the physical and digital sales of her 'Spider's Web' single to the children's charity.

USA - June 6
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#CD & DVD# Katie Melua // Piece by piece (Target Exclusive) // arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt,
except 'Just like heaven' produced by Mike Batt and Ralph Sall // [ Label - No. ??? ]
CD

Shy boy (Mike Batt) - Nine million bicycles (Mike Batt) - Piece by piece (Katie Melua) - Halfway up the Hindu Kush (Mike Batt & Katie Melua) -
Blues in the night (Herold Arlen / Johnny Mercer) - Spider's web (Katie Melua) - Blue shoes (Mike Batt) -
On the road again (Floyd Jones / Alan Wilson) - Thank you, stars  (new version) (Mike Batt) - Just like heaven (Simon Gallup / Robert Smith) -
I cried for you (Katie Melua) - I do believe in love (Katie Melua) - Jack's room (Katie Melua / Mike Batt) - Market day in Guernica (Mike Batt)

DVD
Introduction to Katie's 2006 Tour - Piece by piece (Step by Step) - Nine million bicycles (Promo) -
I cried for you (Promo) - Spider's web (Promo)


August 7
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> #CD# Paul Shuttleworth (Kursaal Flyers) // Mixed Up Shook Up Girl: the Solo Sessions 1977-1980 //
[Angel Air Records, SJPCD227] / Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4 produced by Mike Batt - Tracks 3, 4 previously unreleased!

Mixed-up shook-up girl (Willie de Ville) - Take-away love (Paul Shuttleworth) - Just one smile (Randy Newman) -
Say hello (to your pretty friend) (Paul Shuttleworth) - It hurts to be in love - Clown to the world - Boys cry - Here she comes again -
Just another weekend - Radio girl - It isn't gonna be that way - Young blood - Cruisin' for love - Suddenly - Tenth floor romantics - Hi-livin'

Mixed up shook up girl / Take away love [1978 - CBS/Epic S EPC 6117] - produced by Mike Batt
Paul: "I loved this. Got to number 2 on the Capital hit list! but the BBC still would not playlist it and they made the hits in those days."

Just one smile  / Say hello (to your pretty friend) [1978 - previously unreleased!] - produced by Mike Batt
Paul: "Also in 1978 I recorded a version of the Gene Pitney song with my own song on the flip. Totally over the top with a 78 piece orchestra including 5 percussionists! We loved it but Epic in their wisdom decided not to release it. Such a shame."

... info from Manfred Schneider, Köln (Cologne), Germany - Thank you!
 

September 8
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#mCD# Katie Melua // It's only pain // [Dramatico - DRAMCDS0020]

1. It's only pain (Mike Batt)
2. Lucy in the sky with diamonds (Acoustic Version) (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
3. It's only pain (Video)  (Mike Batt)
 

September 22
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+ #CD + DVD (90min) # Katie Melua // Piece by piece "Special edition album" // [Dramatico - DRAMDVCD0002]

CD

Shy boy (Mike Batt) - Nine million bicycles (Mike Batt) - Piece by piece (Katie Melua) -
Halfway up the Hindu Kush (Mike Batt & Katie Melua) - Blues in the night (Herold Arlen / Johnny Mercer) -
Spider's web (Katie Melua) - Blue shoes (Mike Batt) -
On the road again (Floyd Jones / Alan Wilson) -
Thank you, stars  (new version) (Mike Batt) - Just like heaven (Simon Gallup / Robert Smith) -
I cried for you (Katie Melua) - I do believe in love (Katie Melua) It's only pain (Mike Batt) -
Lucy in the sky with diamonds (Acoustic Version) (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) -
Sometimes when I'm dreaming (Mike Batt)

DVD
Piece by piece - moment by moment
Katie and the band 2006 on tour in Europe, interspersed with documentary style footage taken during the tour.
Shy boy (Mike Batt) - Nine million bicycles (Mike Batt) - Blues in the night (Herold Arlen / Johnny Mercer) - Spider's web (Katie Melua) -
Fancy (Bobbie Gentry) - I cried for you (Katie Melua) - Halfway up the Hindu Kush (Mike Batt & Katie Melua) -
Lucy in the sky with diamonds (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) - Just like heaven (Simon Gallup / Robert Smith) - Piece by piece (Katie Melua) -
On the road again (Floyd Jones / Alan Wilson) - Crawling up a hill (John Mayall) - Spaceman (Jas Mann) -
The closest thing to crazy (Mike Batt) - Mockingbird song (Trad./arr. Mike Batt) - Faraway voice (dedicated to Eva Cassidy) (Katie Melua)

Promo films ... Nine million bicycles (Mike Batt) - I cried for you (Katie Melua) - Spider's web (Katie Melua)
 


November 20
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3 #www# three Katie Melua songs are for download at iTunes

Shy boy (Mike Batt)
Fancy (Bobbie Gentry)

Have yourself a merry little Christmas (Hugh Martin - Ralph Blaine)

2007
 
January 8


+ #CD# Miss Potter - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack // [Dramatico - DRAMCD0024]

Miss Potter (Nigel Westlake) - The park (Rachel Portman) - A bunny book to conjure with (Nigel Westlake) -
The story of Peter Rabbit (Nigel Westlake) - Mother (Nigel Westlake) - Jemima Puddle Duck (Nigel Westlake) -
The rabbits' Christmas party (Nigel Westlake) - "Mr. Warne!" (Nigel Westlake) - Beatrix & Norman (Nigel Westlake) -
Return to London (Nigel Westlake) - Beatrix locks herself away (Rachel Portman) - Recovery (Nigel Westlake) -
'I'm painting again' (Nigel Westlake) - The lakes (Rachel Portman) -
When you taught me how to dance (performed by Katie Melua / music by Nigel Westlake and Mike Batt /
      lyrics by Mike Batt and Richard Maltby Jr.)

Tracks 1 - 14: music orchestrated by Nigel Westlake, Benjamin Wallfisch, Rachel Portman & Jeff Atmajian
                        music supervisor and music producer: Maggie Rodford for Air-Edel
Track 15:  produced and arranged by Mike Batt
 

May 20
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#CD# Katie Melua // Piece by piece // arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt,
except 'Just like heaven' produced by Mike Batt and Ralph Sall // [Dramatico for Spain - DRAMCD0034]
 

Shy boy (Mike Batt) - Nine million bicycles (Mike Batt) - Piece by piece (Katie Melua) -
Halfway up the Hindu Kush (Mike Batt & Katie Melua) - Blues in the night (Herold Arlen / Johnny Mercer) -
Spider's web (Katie Melua) - Blue shoes (Mike Batt) -
On the road again (Floyd Jones / Alan Wilson) -
Thank you, stars  (new version) (Mike Batt) - Just like heaven (Simon Gallup / Robert Smith) -
I cried for you (Katie Melua) - I do believe in love (Katie Melua)
Spanish Bonus: Esa Clase De Locura (The Closest Thing To Crazy) - Otra Vez Tú (Faraway voice)
 


May 28
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#DVD# Katie Melua // Concert Under The Sea // [Dramatico - DRAMDVD0004]
The Documentary Film was shot in and off the coast of Norway, and tells the story of Katie setting the Guinness World Record for the deepest underwater concert ever performed, 303 metres below the sea. Invited by Statoil, the gas drilling company, to celebrate their 10th anniversary on the biggest man-made structure ever moved on Earth, Katie (after checking their environmental record) agreed to perform on the North Sea floor at the foot of a leg of the enormous drilling platform.
The story of Katie and her band's rigorous safety training, and the realisation of the dream of the gas platform manager who conceived the whole crazy idea, is the subject of this fascinating film. Towards the end of the film we witness some of the concert itself.

Extras:
Katie: The next steps (30 minutes)

Additional to the film of Katie’s undersea concert is a new interview describing the adventure, and containing previously unreleased footage of her on tour and from her daily life.

‘It's Only Pain’ - The video. (Plus photo montage)

The previously unavailable promotional video of ‘It's Only Pain’, shot at the derelict theatre at Alexandra Palace, together with a beautiful montage of shots taken by renowned photographer Jo de Banzie during the making of’ the film.
 

July 30
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#CD# Nancy Drew - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack // [Bulletproof]   

Come to California - Mathew Sweet / Perfect Misfit - Liz Phair / Kids in America - The Donnas / Pretty much amazing -
Joanna / Looking for clues (Robert Palmer) - Katie Melua / Hey Nancy Drew - Chris Price / Like a star - Corinne Bailey Rae /
Nice day - Persephone's Bees / Blue Monday - Flunk / We came to party - J-Kwon / All I need - Cupid / Party tonight - Bizarre

September 3
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#CD# Various Artists // Tea and Symphony -
The English Baroque Sound 1967-1974 / Castle Music, track 8 arranged & produced by Mike Batt

1. John
Kerruish - Time To Wander / 2. Graham Gouldman - Nowhere To Go / 3. John Plum - Alice / 4. Vigrass - Stop /
5.
Kate - Strange Girl / 6. Lea Nixon - Off To Find A New Land / 7. Honeybus - For Where Have You Been /
8.
Eddie Addenbury - Captain Jones (Eddie Addenbury & Tony Craig) / 9. Nimbo - Maisie Jones / 10. Almond Marzipan - Summer Love /
11. Les Payne - Very Well / 12. David Reilly - Nothing Else To Say / 13. Lori Balmer - Here Before The Sun /
14.
Consortium (1) - Copper Coloured Years / 15. Marc Reid - My World Turns Around You / 16. Roger Cahrles - Watching The Boat /
17.
Tremeloes' - Til The Sun Goes Down / 18. Graham Gouldman - Growing Older / 19. Steve Elgin - Seductress /20. Julian Brooks - Justine /
21. Junior Campbell - If I Call Your Name / 22.
Quiet World Of Lea & John - There Is A Mountain /
23.
Humblebums - Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway / 24. Tuesday - Sewing Machine
 

September 24
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#mCD# Katie Melua // If you were a sailboat // arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt //
[Dramatico - DRAMCDS0029] - The single is limited to 15,000 copies worldwide, and each sleeve is individually numbered ! -

If you were a sailboat (Mike Batt) - Junk mail (Mike Batt) - Straight to DVD (Mike Batt / Katie Melua) - This year's love (David Gray)

October 1
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+#LP# Katie Melua // Pictures // arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt // [Dramatico - DRAMCD0035]

Mary Pickford (used to eat roses) (Mike Batt) - It's all in my head (Katie Melua / Mike Batt) - If the lights go out (Mike Batt) -
What I miss about you (Katie Melua & Andrea McEwan) - Spellbound (Katie Melua) - What it says on the tin (Mike Batt) -
Scary films (Mike Batt) - Perfect circle (Katie Melua & Molly McQueen) - Ghost town (Katie Melua / Mike Batt) -
If you were a sailboat (Mike Batt) - Dirty dice (Katie Melua & Andrea McEwan) - In my secret life (Leonard Cohen & Sharon Robinson)
iTunes - Bonus track: Under the cherry moon (Prince Rogers Nelson aka Prince & John L. Nelson)

Musicians:
vocals & guitar: Katie Melua; guitars: John Parricelli, Steve Donnelly & Chris Spedding; bass: Tim Harries;
drums: Henry Spinetti; percussion: Ray Cooper; add. percussion: Rob Farrer; trumpet solos: Dominic Glover;
strings and flute: The Irish Film Orchestra; conductor, piano & organ: Mike Batt;
 

December 9
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> #www# Katie Melua & Eva Cassidy // What a wonderful world //
Tesco and The British Red Cross Christmas Single of 2007

What a wonderful world - performed by Katie Melua (2007) & Eva Cassidy (1997)
   music by Bob Thiele & George David Weiss, words by George Douglas, 1967

Have yourself a merry little Christmas - performed by Katie Melua (2004)
   words & music by Hugh Martin & Ralph Blaine, 1943

Tesco will donate all of its profits from sales of the single to The British Red Cross
 

2008
 
 

January, 25th
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+#CD# Mike Batt with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra // A Songwriter's Tale
(aka Bright Eyes At The Railway Hotel aka The Abbey Road Sessions / [Dramatico - DRAMCD0037] //
produced/recorded  2000 - 2007
written (except "A winter's tale" lyrics by Tim Rice and Mike Batt), arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt
except * all new recordings !

Bright eyes* - Soldier's song* - The walls of the world - A winter's tale - Love makes you crazy - System 605 - Caravan song -
Theme from 'Caravans' - I feel like Buddy Holly - Lady of the dawn - The winds of change - Please don't fall in love - I watch you sleeping -
Railway hotel - The closest thing to crazy - The ride to Agadir

Musicians:
drums: Henry Spinetti; percussion: Ray Cooper; guitars: Chris Spedding & Mitch Dalton; bass: Tim Harries
vocals, piano & conductor: Mike Batt; The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
 

February 22
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#CDS# Katie Melua // If the lights go out // arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt // [Dramatico - DRAMCDS0031]

If the lights go out (Mike Batt; Radio Mix) - Looking for clues (Robert Palmer)

May 19
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#DoCD# Bucks Fizz - The Lost Masters 2: The Final Cut // [RCA - Sony BMG]

Disc 1:
1. Talking In Your Sleep (Full Unedited Version) - 2. Breaking Me Up (7" Version) - 3. Rules Of The Game (Dead Ending Version) -
4. Piece Of The Action (Demo) - 5. My Camera Never Lies (Alternate Mix) - 6. Don't Think You're Foolin' Me (Demo) -
7. I'd Like To Say I Love You (Alternate Mix) - 8. Magical (The Rock Mix) - 9. Golden Days (2008 Extended Version) -
10. If You Can't Stand The Heat (Early Mix) - 11. You And Your Heart So Blue (Andy Hill Mauritus Mix) - 12. The Right Situation (Early Mix) -
13. Tears On The Ballroom Floor (The Original Idea) - 14. Every Dream Has Broken (Alternate Version) -
15. It Doesn't Feel Like Christmas (Deleted End Section) - 16. The Laughter Show Theme - 17. The Funny Side Theme

Disc 2:
1. Another Night (Alternate Version) - 2. Easy Love (European Version) - 3. Putting The Heat On - 4. Run For Your Life (2008 Extended Version) -
5. One Of Those Nights (Demo) - 6.
Invisible (Andy Hill / Mike Batt) (Early Edit) 3:56 - 7. You Love, Love (TV Version) - 8. Cold War (7" Version) -
9. Getting Kinda Lonely (Unedited Version) - 10. Because Of Susan - 11. Indebted To You (Jay Aston Lead Vocal) -
12. The Land Of Make Believe (2008 Extended Version) - 13. Let's Get Wet (Cheryl Baker Demo)
14. Every Dream Has Broken (Sugar Cube vs. Bucks Fizz 2007 Remix) - 15. Now Those Days Are Gone (Andy Hill Demo)
 

June 9
 
 
#CDS# from Mike Batt with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra // A Songwriter's Tale // [Promo Dramatico - DRAMCDS0034]

Railway hotel

 

October 24
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+#CD + DVD# Katie Melua // The Katie Melua Collection // [Dramatico - DRAMCD0040]
arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt - track 3 by Mike Batt & Chris Biondo

CD:
The closest thing to crazy (Mike Batt) - Nine million bicycles (Mike Batt) -
What a wonderful world (performed by Katie Melua (2007) & Eva Cassidy (1997) music by Bob Thiele & George David Weiss,
      words by George Douglas, 1967) -
If you were a sailboat (Mike Batt) - Piece by piece (Katie Melua) - Call off the search (Mike Batt) -
On the road again (
Floyd Jones/Alan Wilson) - Mary Pickford (used to eat roses) (Mike Batt) - Spider's web (Katie Melua) -
Thank you, stars (Mike Batt) - I cried for you (Katie Melua) - Crawling up a hill (John Mayall) - Tiger in the night (Mike Batt) -
When you taught me how to dance (performed by Katie Melua / music by Nigel Westlake and Mike Batt /
      lyrics by Mike Batt and Richard Maltby Jr.) -
Two bare feet (Katie Melua / Mike Batt) - Toy collection (Katie Melua; from the film 'Faintheart') -
Somewhere in the same hotel (Katie Melua / Mike Batt);
****
Musicians:
vocals & guitar: Katie Melua; guitars: John Parricelli, Steve Donnelly, Chris Spedding, Jim Cregan & Luke Potashnick;
piano (tracks 15, 16, 17): Jim Watson; bass: Tim Harries; drums: Henry Spinetti, Michael Kruk; trumpet solos: Dominic Glover;
solo violin: Mike Darcey; ethnic flute (Nine million bicycles): Adrian Brett; mandolin (Thank you, stars): Peter Knight;
Penny whistle (Toy collection) & organ (tracks 15, 16, 17): Frank Gallagher; percussion: Martin Ditchman, Chris Karan, Ray Cooper, Rob Farrer;
orchestra: The Irish Film Orchestra; conductor, piano & organ (except tracks 15, 16, 17): Mike Batt;

DVD:
1. The Arena Tour 2008, Live at the Ahoy, Rotterdam, April 13th 2008; length 1:32:42
Piece by piece (Katie Melua) - I do believe in love (Katie Melua) - My aphrodisiac is you (Mike Batt) - Crawling up a hill (John Mayall) -
Mary Pickford (used to eat roses) (Mike Batt) - Blues in the night (Herold Arlen / Johnny Mercer) - If you were a sailboat (Mike Batt) -
Ghost town (Katie Melua / Mike Batt) - Thank you, stars (Mike Batt) - Perfect circle (Katie Melua & Molly McQueen) -
What I miss about you (Katie Melua & Andrea McEwan) - Spider's web (Katie Melua) - If the lights go out (Mike Batt) -
Scary films (Mike Batt) - Spellbound (Katie Melua) - Mockingbird song (Trad./arr. Mike Batt) - The closest thing to crazy (Mike Batt) -
Nine million bicycles (Mike Batt) - On the road again (Floyd Jones/Alan Wilson) - Kozmic Blues (Gabriel Mekler and Janis Joplin) -
I cried for you (Katie Melua);
****
Musicians:
vocals & guitar: Katie Melua; drums: Henry Spinetti; bass: Tim Harries; guitars: Luke Potashnick;
keys, violin, pipes: Frank Gallagher; percussion and guitars: Luis Jardim; piano: Robert Taggart;

2. Behind The Screens - a short film about the preparation and design of the tour production; length 18:20
 

Japan / date ?
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#DoCD# Katie Melua // Collection

... image from Manfred Schneider, Köln (Cologne), Germany - Thank you!

Japan / date ?
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#DoCD# Katie Melua // Collection

... image from Manfred Schneider, Köln (Cologne), Germany - Thank you!

November
3
 
 
#CDS#
Katie Melua // Two Bare Feet / 1 track Promo // [Dramatico - DRAMCDS0037]
 

November 7
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+#CD + DVD# Mike Batt with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra // A Songwriter's Tale - de Luxe // [Dramatico - DRAMDVCD0003] //
produced/recorded  2000 - 2007; written (except "A winter's tale" lyrics by Tim Rice and Mike Batt),
arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt; except * all new recordings !

CD:
Bright eyes* - Soldier's song* - The walls of the world - A winter's tale - Love makes you crazy - System 605 - Caravan song -
Theme from 'Caravans' - I feel like Buddy Holly - Lady of the dawn - The winds of change - Please don't fall in love - I watch you sleeping -
Railway hotel - The closest thing to crazy - The ride to Agadir

Musicians:
vocals, piano & conductor: Mike Batt; drums: Henry Spinetti; percussion: Ray Cooper; guitars: Chris Spedding & Mitch Dalton;
bass: Tim Harries;  The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

DVD:
Part1) Mike Batt in concert, with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra; approx. 52 minutes;
"Baden-Württembergische Bank - jazzopen 2008", Stuttgart July 12, 2008

Bright eyes - The winds of change - Soldier's song - Memphis Tennesee (Chuck Berry) - The Dublin overture (A John McCormack overture) -
Theme from 'Caravans' - Lady of the dawn - A winter's tale - The closest thing to crazy - The ride to Agadir

Musicians:
vocals, piano, conductor: Mike Batt; vocals and background vocals: Florence Rawlings; drums: Michael Kruk;
bass & vocals: Chris Hill; guitar & vocals: Louis Riccardi; Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Konzertmeister: Matthias Wächter

Part 2) Special feature - The tale so far; approx. 18 minutes;
 

2009
 
 

February 9
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Faintheart


#CD# Faintheart // Original Soundtrack // Various Artists

Armies (Tom Hodge) - Run To The Funeral (Mike Batt) - War Of Giants (Miss Misery) - Try A Little Harder (Phil Mousley) -
True Love (Phil Mousley) - Armed And Ready (The Michael Schenker Group) - True (Spandau Ballet) -
Don't You Want Me (Original Version) (The Human League) - Blood On The Snow (Eastern Front) -
Maggie In The Comic Shop (Mike Batt) - Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries (concert version) (Mariss Jansons) -
Toy Collection (Katie Melua) - Never Surrender (Saxon) - And The Bands Played On (Saxon) - Greensleeves (Dennison String Quartet) -
A Night on the Bare Mountain (completed and orch. Rimsky-Korsakov) (Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Mariss Jansons) -
Gary And Rich Fight (Tom Hodge) - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) (The Proclaimers)
 

April 23 / 24
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Henning - Das erste Mal im Leben

#Single# Dennis Henning // Das erste Mal im Leben // Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Germany) GmbH

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

May 4 / 22
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Schizophonia

Tarot Suite

+#DoCD# Mike Batt with The London Symphony Orchestra // Schizophonia //
written*, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt (1977) // [Dramatico - DRAMCD0026]

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



Mike Batt and friends with The London Symphony Orchestra // Tarot Suite //
written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt (1979)

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

Waves

Six days in Berlin

+#DoCD# Mike Batt with The Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra // Waves //
written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt (1980) // [Dramatico - DRAMCD0028]

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






Mike Batt with The Berlin Opera Orchestra // Six days in Berlin // written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt (1981)

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

Songs of love and war

Arabesque

+#DoCD# Mike Batt with The London Philharmonic Orchestra // Songs of love and war //
written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt (1988) // [Dramatico - DRAMCD0031]

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




Mike Batt with The National Symphony Orchestra of London // Arabesque //
written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt (1995)

Don't trust the angels - Amy floats downstream - Battlefield theme - The flame burns on - Irish peace -
The closest thing to crazy - Chorale - Who was the fool? - Arabesque - Let it be in your arms

May 15 / 18
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Live at the O2 Arena


#CD# Katie Melua // Live at the O2 Arena (November 8, 2008) // [Dramatico - DRAMCD0051]

Piece by piece (Katie Melua) - Lilac wine (James Alan Shelton) - Kviteli potlebi (Yellow leaves) (Nato Metonidze / Nika Memanishvili) -
My aphrodisiac is you (Mike Batt) - Crawling up a hill (John Mayall) - Mary Pickford (used to eat roses) (Mike Batt) -
Blues in the night (Herold Arlen / Johnny Mercer) - If you were a sailboat (Mike Batt) - Ghost town (Katie Melua / Mike Batt) -
Perfect circle (Katie Melua & Molly McQueen) - Spider's web (Katie Melua) - Toy collection (Katie Melua; from the film 'Faintheart') -
Scary films (Mike Batt) - Mockingbird song (Trad./arr. Mike Batt) - The closest thing to crazy (Mike Batt) - Nine million bicycles (Mike Batt) -
On the road again (Floyd Jones/Alan Wilson) - Kozmic Blues (Gabriel Mekler and Janis Joplin) - I cried for you (Katie Melua);
 

August 28
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Voices in the dark


#CD# Mike Batt - Voices in the dark - A new magic audiovisual 360° video dimension, the „Stardome“ as a research laboratory for filmic possibilities? - A production made by Mike Batt, Terry Rudat und Mindgames Productions.
Planetarium Hamburg, Germany.

Battlefield Theme (von "Arabesque") - Introduction (The birth of number 17) (von "Zero Zero") - System 605 (von "Zero Zero") -
Tarota (von "Tarot suite") - Irish Peace (von "Arabesque") - Soldier's song ( von "Songs of Love and War") - Theme (von "Caravans") -
Inside Sardar Khan's Palace (von "Caravans") - Fishing for the moon (von "Waves") - Voices in the dark (von "Schizophonia") -
A kind of dream (Choral fantasy) (von "Watership down" TV) - On watership down (Folk Theme) (von "Watership down" TV)
 

December 7 / 11
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The Mike Batt Music Cube

+# 14 CD- + 2 DVD- Box # The Mike Batt Music Cube // [Dramatico] Limited edition box set //
DRAMBOX001

"After 40 years in the industry, this could either be seen as a service to fans or the biggest ego trip on Earth. In fact it is a combination of the two. There is some vanity in the release of any record by any artist at any level, but as we all grow a little older, it is sometimes nice to collect our work into an accessible archive, and this really is the purpose of the exercise. It's been a lot of fun putting it together. I have added new sleeve notes to accompany each album and I've been totally honest about how artistically successful or otherwise I consider each album or track to have been. I have even included "Summertime City" which at the time of making I found completely cringe worthy, but which I now look back upon as a kitch signpost along the road of my career." - Mike Batt

Album list:

1. Schizophonia / Tarot Suite - 2. Waves / Six Days In Berlin - 3. Zero Zero / Zero Zero (DVD) -
4. Songs Of Love & War / Arabesque - 5. The Hunting Of The Snark / Snark: The TV Concert (DVD) -
6. Caravans / Watership Down Suite - 7. Dreamstone / Rapid Eye Movement - 8. A Songwriter’s Tale / The Orinoco Kid

Details...

#DoCD 1# [Dramatico - DRAMCD0026]
Mike Batt with The London Symphony Orchestra // Schizophonia // written*, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt (1977)

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

Mike Batt and friends with The London Symphony Orchestra // Tarot Suite //
written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt (1979)

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

#DoCD 2# [Dramatico - DRAMCD0028]
Mike Batt with The Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra // Waves // written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt (1980)

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

Mike Batt with The Berlin Opera Orchestra // Six days in Berlin // written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt (1981)

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

#DoCD 3 - CD + DVD# [Dramatico - DRAMCD0029]
Mike Batt with The Sidney Symphonic Orchestra // Zero,
Zero // written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt (1982)

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)

Zero Zero (DVD) - A VISUAL FANTASY
First ever release on DVD of the 42 min “Zero Zero“ TV Fantasy that was made at the time of the audio album (1982)

#DoCD 4 - CD + DVD# [Dramatico - DRAMCD0030]
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 (1987)

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)

The hunting of the Snark - The TV Concert (DVD), Royal Albert Hall Concert (1987)
Featuring: Billy Connolly, Roger Daltrey, Justin Hayward, John Hurt, Julian Lennon, Captain Sensible, Deniece Williams, Migde Ure.

#DoCD 5# [Dramatico - DRAMCD0031]
Mike Batt with The London Philharmonic Orchestra // Songs of love and war //
written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt (1988)

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

Mike Batt with The National Symphony Orchestra of London // Arabesque //
written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt (1995)

Don't trust the angels - Amy floats downstream - Battlefield theme - The flame burns on - Irish peace -
The closest thing to crazy - Chorale - Who was the fool? - Arabesque - Let it be in your arms

#DoCD 6# [Dramatico - DRAMCD0056]
Mike Batt with The London Philharmonic Orchestra // Caravans (soundtrack) //

all tracks instr. - except 'Caravan song'  and 'The aftermath' ... voc. Barbara Dickson

Caravan on the move - Main title - Russian dance - Inside Sardar Khan's palace - Journey to Badek -
The camp at Qualir - The desolate valley - Caravan song - Qualir at night - Storm in the desert - Becky's waltz -
Kochi dancer - The aftermath - Theme from 'Caravans' - Bonus track: Minuet at Nazrullah’s

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra // Watership Down Suite / Suite for Orchestra
written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt (2000)

Watership Down: The Beginning (Overture) - On Watership Down - Military Theme and Development -
Baroque Tune - Frith’s Blessing - Fantasia On A Flying Theme - Winter On Watership Down -
Chase Adventure from Watership Down - A kind of dream (Choral Fantasia)

#DoCD 7# [Dramatico - DRAMCD0057]
Mike Batt with The London Philharmonic Orchestra // The dreamstone (soundtrack) //
written, arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt (1990)

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 dreamstone (Suite for orchestra) - Overture No.1 - Overture No.2 - Overture No.3 - Overture No.4 - Overture No.5

Mike Batt ("aka Autopilot") // Rapid eye movements // written, arranged & produced by Mike Batt (1981)
Weather and closedown - George goes solo (instr.) - Pictures on a video screen - New terrain - Why do I feel so good? -
The face / The woman in the fairground - Midnight sun - A hiding to nothing - A place with no emotion -
Approach to the city (instr.) - The ears of the city - Won't give in - George rides again (instr.) -
Something in the shadows - Escaping from a maze

#DoCD 8# [Dramatico - DRAMCD0058]
Mike Batt with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra // A Songwriter's Tale // produced/recorded  2000 - 2007
written (except "A winter's tale" lyrics by Tim Rice and Mike Batt), arranged, conducted & produced by Mike Batt except * all new recordings !

Bright eyes* - Soldier's song* - The walls of the world - A winter's tale - Love makes you crazy - System 605 -
Caravan song - Theme from 'Caravans' - I feel like Buddy Holly - Lady of the dawn - The winds of change -
Please don't fall in love - I watch you sleeping - Railway hotel - The closest thing to crazy - The ride to Agadir

The Orinoco Kid
1975 ... Mike Batt with The New Edition - Summertime City (Seaside Special)
1975 ... Mike Batt - Madhouse rag
1975 ... Mike Batt with The Mad Hatters: The house of the clown - Hang on Sloopy (Bert Russell / Wes Farrell)
????  ... Mike Batt - Memphis, Tennesee (Chuck Berry), recorded at Wessex Studios between 1973 and 1977
1969 ... Mike Batt - Your mother should know (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
1977 ... Mike Batt - Sinking like a stone
The Wombles (1973 - 78)
1975 ... The Myths And Legends Of King Merton Womble And His Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (instr.)
1975 ... Nashville Wombles
1975 ... To Wimbledon with love
1975 ... Wombling white tie and tails
1974 ...
The Orinoco kid
1974 ... Minuetto allegretto (from the "Jupiter-Symphony" No 41, C-major, KV 551 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, adapted by Mike Batt)
1975 ... The empty tidy-bag-Blues

2000 - 2004          2010 - 2019

siehe auch Mike Batt's German Homepage  /  look at  Mike Batt's English 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 / CDS ..... Maxi-CD / CD-Single (Ø12cm=4 ¾" / 500rpm inside - 200rpm outside)
mSg ...... Maxi Single (Ø30cm=12" / 45rpm)
Sg ......... Single (Ø17,5cm=7" / 45rpm)
www .... Internet-download
DVD ..... Digital Versatile Disc (Ø12cm=4 ¾" / 500rpm inside - 200rpm outside) / DoDVD ... 2 DVD's
VHS ......Video Home System  (Video Cassette)
[ ... ] ...... Plattenverlag / Edition

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