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Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel

December 6, 2015

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Steve Harley is an English singer and songwriter, best known for his work with the band he founded in 1970s, the glam rock group Cockney Rebel, with whom he still occasionally tours.

 

The Human Menagerie is Cockney Rebel’s debut studio album. It was produced by Neil Harrison, and released by EMI Records in November 1973.

 

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Tracks:

 

Hideaway

What Ruthy Said

Loretta’s Tale

Crazy Raver

Sebastian

Mirror Freak

My Only Vice

Muriel the Actor

Chameleon

Death Trip

 

All songs written and composed by Steve Harley

 

Personnel:

 

Steve Harley – vocals

Jean-Paul Crocker – electric violin, mandolin, guitar

Milton Reame-James – keyboards

Paul Jeffreys – bass

Stuart Elliott – drums, percussion

 

 

 

The Psychomodo is the second studio album by Cockney Rebel. Produced by Steve Harley and Alan Parsons, it was released by EMI Records in June 1974.

 

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 Tracks:

 

Sweet Dreams

Psychomodo

Mr. Soft

Singular Band

Ritz

Cavaliers

Bed in the Corner

Sling It!

Tumbling Down

 

All songs written and composed by Steve Harley

 

Personnel:

 

Steve Harley – vocals

Jean-Paul Crocker – electric violin, mandolin, guitar

Milton Reame-James – keyboards

Paul Jeffreys – bass

Stuart Elliott – drums, percussion

 

 

The Best Years of Our Lives is the third album by Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel released in March 1975. It was the first album that used Harley’s name ahead of the band (the band was previously known simply as Cockney Rebel). The album contains the band’s biggest hit, the million selling ‘Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)’

 

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Tracks:

 

Introducing The Best Years

The Mad, Mad Moonlight

Mr. Raffles (Man, It Was Mean)

It Wasn’t Me

Panorama

Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)

Back to the Farm

49th Parallel

The Best Years of Our Lives

 

All songs written and composed by Steve Harley

 

Personnel:

 

Steve Harley – vocals

Jim Cregan – guitars, backing vocals

George Ford – bass guitar, backing vocals

Duncan Mackay – synthesizer, keyboards, Hammond organ, electric piano, clavinet, elka, grand piano, violin

Stuart Elliott – drums, percussion, marimba

 

 

Timeless Flight is the fourth studio album by Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, released in 1976.

 

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 Tracks:

 

Red Is a Mean, Mean Colour – 4:29

White, White Dove – 5:37

Understand – 7:15

All Men Are Hungry – 4:51

Black or White (And Step on It) – 5:48

Everything Changes – 2:23

Nothing Is Sacred – 5:43

Don’t Go, Don’t Cry – 5:04

 

All songs written and composed by Steve Harley

 

Personnel:

 

Steve Harley – lead vocals, producer, liner notes

Jim Cregan – guitars, backing vocals

George Ford – bass guitar, backing vocals

Duncan Mackay – keyboards

Stuart Elliott – drums, percussion

 

 

Love’s a Prima Donna is an album by Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, released in October 1976. The album reached No. 28 in the UK Albums Chart in November 1976.

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 Tracks:

 

Seeking a Love

G.I. Valentine

Finally a Card Came

Too Much Tenderness

(Love) Compared with You

(I Believe) Love’s a Prima Donna

Sidetrack II

Seeking a Love, Pt. 2

If This Is Love (Give Me More)

Carry Me Again

Here Comes the Sun

Innocence and Guilt

Is It True What They Say

 

All songs written and composed by Steve Harley

except Here Comes the Sun by George Harrison

 

Personnel:

 

Steve Harley – vocals, guitar, producer

Jim Cregan – guitar, backing vocals

Jo Partridge – guitar

George Ford – bass, backing vocals

Duncan Mackay – keyboards

Stuart Elliott – drums

 

 

Face to Face: A Live Recording is a live album by Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, released in 1977. Following the release of the 1976 studio album Love’s a Prima Donna, the band embarked on a UK tour to promote it. Harley recorded a number of concerts between December 1976 and January 1977 and the best tracks were then sorted for a live album.

 

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 Tracks:

 

Here Comes the Sun

(I Believe) Love’s a Prima Donna

The Mad, Mad Moonlight

Red is a Mean, Mean Colour

Sweet Dreams

Finally a Card Came

Psychomodo

If This Is Love (Give Me More)

The Best Years of Our Lives

(Love) Compared with You

Mr. Soft

Sebastian

Seeking a Love

Tumbling Down

Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)

 

All songs written and composed by Steve Harley

except Here Comes the Sun by George Harrison

 

Personnel:

 

Steve Harley – vocals

Jo Partridge – guitar

George Ford – bass guitar

Duncan Mackay – keyboards

Stuart Elliott – drums

 

 

Hobo with a Grin is a debut solo album by Steve Harley. It was released in July 1979, eighteen months after Harley had disbanded Cockney Rebel.

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 Tracks:

 

Roll the Dice

Amerika the Brave

Living in a Rhapsody

I Wish It Would Rain

Riding the Waves (For Virginia Woolf)

Someone’s Coming

Hot Youth

(I Don’t Believe) God is an Anarchist

Faith, Hope and Charity

 

Personnel:

 

Steve Harley – vocals

Jo Partridge – guitar

George Ford – bass guitar

Duncan Mackay – keyboards

Stuart Elliott – drums

 

 

The Candidate is the second solo studio album by British singer-songwriter Steve Harley released in 1979.

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Tracks:

 

Audience With the Man

Woodchopper

Freedom’s Prisoner

Love on the Rocks

Who’s Afraid?

One More Time

How Good It Feels

From Here to Eternity

Young Hearts (The Candidate)

 

Personnel:

 

Steve Harley – Vocals, Producer (all tracks), Writer (all tracks)

Yvonne Keeley – Backing Vocals

Jo Partridge, Phil Palmer – Guitar

Nico Ramsden – Guitar, Backing Vocals

John Giblin – Bass

Joey Carbone – Keyboards, Backing Vocals

Steve Gregory – Saxophone, Saxophone Arrangement

Stuart Elliott – Drums

Bryn Hawarth – Mandolin (track 1 only)

The English Chorale – Choir (track 3 only)

Robert Howes – Choir Director – Robert Howes (track 3 only)

Jimmy Horowitz – Producer (all tracks), Writer (track 3 only), Celesta (track 2 only)

 

Yes You Can is the third studio album by British singer-songwriter Steve Harley, released in 1992 within Europe and 1993 in the UK.

 

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Tracks:

 

Irresistible

Victim of Love

Rain in Venice

Star for a Week (Dino)

Promises

Fire in the Night

The Alibi

New-Fashioned Way

The Lighthouse

Dancing on the Telephone

 

Personnel:

 

Steve Harley – vocals, 12-string acoustic guitar, harmonica, producer

Jim Cregan – acoustic guitar

Alan Darby – guitar

Rick Driscoll – guitar

Harvey Hinsley – guitar

Robin LeMesurier – guitar

Nick Pynn – acoustic guitar, guitar

Barry Wickens – acoustic guitar, violin, viola

Kevin Powell – bass

Adrian Lee – keyboards

Duncan Mackay – keyboards

Stuart Elliott – drums

Paul Francis – drums

Dave Mattacks – drums

 

 

Poetic Justice is the fourth studio album by British singer-songwriter Steve Harley, released in 1996.

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Tracks:

 

That’s My Life in Your Hands

What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted?

Two Damn’d Lies

Loveless

Strange Communications

All in a Life’s Work

Love Minus Zero-No Limit

Safe

The Last Time I Saw You

Crazy Love

Riding the Waves (For Virginia Woolf)

 

Personnel:

 

Steve Harley – lead vocals, producer

Paul Francis – drums

Andrew Brown – bass, double-bass

Thomas Arnold – Hammond organ, accordion, percussion, piano, keyboards

Ian Nice – piano, keyboards

Nick Pynn – acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar, dulcimer, mando-cello

Phil Beer – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bottle-neck guitar, violin, vocals

Richard Durrant – classical guitar on ‘Crazy Love’

Mark Price – drums on ‘Strange Communications’ and ‘The Last Time I Saw You’

Herbie Flowers – double-bass on ‘Strange Communications’

Susan Harvey – vocals

 

 

Unplugged is a 1999 live acoustic album by English songwriter and musician Steve Harley.

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 Tracks:

 

My Only Vice (Is the Fantastic Prices I Charge for Being Eaten Alive)”

Star for a Week (Dino)

The Best Years of Our Lives

Judy Teen

The Last Time I Saw You

Mr. Soft

(Love) Compared with You

Tumbling Down

Only You

Bed in the Corner

Sling It!

Riding the Waves (For Virginia Woolf)

Sebastian

Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)

 

Personnel:

 

Steve Harley – Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Compiler

Nick Pynn – Acoustic Lead Guitar, Dulcimer, Mando-cello, Violin

 

 

The Quality of Mercy is a studio album from English rock band Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel. Led by Steve Harley, the band’s line-up consisted of new musicians compared to the last Cockney Rebel album. The album was released on CD in the UK and Norway only, through Gott Discs, whilst Pinnacle Records handled the album’s distribution within the UK.

 

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 Tracks:

 

The Last Goodbye

Journey’s End (A Father’s Promise)

Saturday Night at the Fair

No Rain on This Parade

The Coast of Amalfi

The Last Feast

Save Me (From Myself)

When the Halo Slips

A Friend for Life

 

Personnel:

 

Vocals, Guitar – Steve Harley

Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals – Robbie Gladwell

Acoustic Guitar, Violin, Backing Vocals – Barry Wickens

Keyboards – James Lascelles

Bass – Lincoln Anderson

Drums – Adam Houghton

 

 

Stranger Comes to Town is a studio album from English songwriter and musician Steve Harley. The album was released in 2010 and was Harley’s first studio album in five years, after the Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel album The Quality of Mercy.

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Tracks:

 

Faith & Virtue

Take the Men & the Horses Away

For Sale. Baby Shoes. Never Worn.

Stranger Comes to Town

This Old Man

True Love Will Find You in the End

No Bleeding Hearts

Blinded with Tears

Before They Crash the Universe

2,000 Years from Now

 

Personnel:

 

Steve Harley – Acoustic Guitar, Vocals

Stuart Elliott – Percussion, Drums, Hand Drums

Robbie Gladwell – 12 String Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals

Barry Wickens – Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Violin, Viola, Background Vocals

Lincoln Anderson – Bass, Double Bass

James Lascelles – Piano, Synthesizer, Percussion, Keyboards, Hammond B3, Synthesizer Strings, Mini Moog, Dulcimer (Hammer), Melodica, Drums

Kerr Nice – Piano

Katie Brine – Background Vocals

Marcus Greenwood, Sam Hewitson, Maisie Colquhoun, Grace Nickalls, Maya Hodgson, Joe Dobson – Choir, Chorus on “2,000 Years from Now” (from Spooner Row Primary School)

 

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