From The Archives

Simon Bonney
-Discography-

(1991-1998: Berlin/Los Angeles/Canberra)

Chronological overview of the recordings of the Australian artist Simon Bonney.
Date format is DD-MMM-YY.

Regular releases

THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE - Single (April 1992)

There Can Only Be One -front THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE (CDS)

Tracklist: There Can Only Be One (album version)/ The Sun Don't Shine/ There Can Only Be One (alternative mix).

Recording info: Recorded @ Trax studio, Los Angeles,CA (US). Engineered by Mike Nally. Recorded @ Audio Studio and Tritonus studio, Berlin (DE) during 1991. Mixed @ Tritonus studio, Berlin by Gareth Jones, assisted by Marco Birkner. Produced by Gareth Jones. Mastered by John Dent @ The Exchange, London.

Line-up: Simon Bonney (vocals)/ Bronwyn Adams (violin)/ John David Foster (guitar)/ Jon Dee Graham (pedal steel guitar)/ Gregory Boaz (bass) and Archie Francis (drums).

Personnel: John David Foster [Green On Red,Dwight Yoakam,Lucinda Williams], Gregory Boaz [Tex & The Horseheads, Dave Allen], Jon Dee Graham [Skunks, John Doe and Exene Cervenka], Archie Francis [Gene Davis Band]. Gareth Jones [Nick Cave, Crime & the City Solution, Neubauten], John Dent [Yoko Ono, Roger Daltrey, Dr.Feelgood, Bob Marley].

  • Mute Records -CD Mute 141 (UK,April 1992) CDS
  • Mute/Intercord -INT 826.724 (DE,April 1992) CDS
There Can Only Be One -back

THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE (12")

Tracklist: There Can Only Be One (album version)// The Sun Don't Shine/ There Can Only Be One (alternative mix).

Recording info: Recorded @ Trax studio, Los Angeles,CA (US). Engineered by Mike Nally. Recorded @ Audio Studio and Tritonus studio, Berlin (DE) during 1991. Mixed @ Tritonus studio, Berlin by Gareth Jones, assisted by Marco Birkner. Produced by Gareth Jones. Mastered by John Dent @ The Exchange, London.

Line-up: Simon Bonney (vocals)/ Bronwyn Adams (violin)/ John David Foster (guitar)/ Jon Dee Graham (pedal steel guitar)/ Gregory Boaz (bass) and Archie Francis (drums).

Personnel: John David Foster [Green On Red,Dwight Yoakam,Lucinda Williams], Gregory Boaz [Tex & The Horseheads, Dave Allen], Jon Dee Graham [Skunks, John Doe and Exene Cervenka], Archie Francis [Gene Davis Band]. Gareth Jones [Nick Cave, Crime & the City Solution, Neubauten], John Dent [Yoko Ono, Roger Daltrey, Dr.Feelgood, Bob Marley].

  • Mute Records -12 Mute 141 (UK,April 1992) 12"
  • Mute/Intercord -INT 126.724 (DE,April 1992) 12"
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THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE (CDS-Promo)
(A Four Song Sampler)

Tracklist: There Can Only Be One (album version)/ The Sun Don't Shine/ A Part Of You/ Caesar Needs A Brutus.

Recording info: Recorded @ Trax studio, Los Angeles,CA (US). Engineered by Mike Nally. Recorded @ Audio, Spliff, Acoustic Heidiland and Tritonus studios, Berlin (DE) during 1991. Mixed @ Tritonus studio, Berlin by Gareth Jones, assisted by Marco Birkner. Produced by Gareth Jones. Mastered by John Dent @ The Exchange, London.

Line-up: Simon Bonney (vocals)/ Bronwyn Adams (violin)/ John David Foster (guitar)/ Jon Dee Graham (pedal steel guitar)/ Gregory Boaz (bass) and Archie Francis (drums).

Note: Adds two more tracks from the "Forever" album.

Personnel: John David Foster [Green On Red,Dwight Yoakam,Lucinda Williams], Gregory Boaz [Tex & The Horseheads, Dave Allen], Jon Dee Graham [Skunks, John Doe and Exene Cervenka], Archie Francis [Gene Davis Band]. Gareth Jones [Nick Cave, Crime & the City Solution, Neubauten], John Dent [Yoko Ono, Roger Daltrey, Dr.Feelgood, Bob Marley]. Heidiland and Spliff were Reinhold Heil's studios [Nina Hagen Band, Spliff, Nena].

  • Mute/Elektra -PRCD 8588-2 (US,1992) CDS promo
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FOREVER - Album (May 1992)

Forever -front FOREVER (CD/CS)

Tracklist: Ravenswood/ Forever/ A Part Of You/ Like Caesar Needs A Brutus/ Saw You Falling/ Someone Loves You/ There Can Only Be One/ Now That She's Gone/ The Sun Don't Shine/ Ravenswood (reprise).

Recording info: Recorded @ Trax and Wayne Cook studios, Los Angeles,CA (US). Engineered by Mike Nally, with Bradley Cook. Recorded @ Audio, Spliff, Acoustic Heidiland and Tritonus studios, Berlin (DE) during 1991. Mixed @ Tritonus studio, Berlin by Gareth Jones, assisted by Marco Birkner. Produced by Gareth Jones. Mastered by John Dent @ The Exchange, London.

Line-up: Simon Bonney (vocals)/ Bronwyn Adams (violin,backing vocals)/ John David Foster (acoustic/electric guitars)/ Jon Dee Graham (steel guitar, dobro, bottle-neck guitar)/ Gregory Boaz (electric and upright bass) and Archie Francis (drums). With Hans Behrendt (percussion), Reinhold Heil (organ,piano), Harold -Biff- Sanders (drums) and on backing vocals Sally Norvell, Jayney Klimek, Nikko Weidemann, Carla Bozulich.

Personnel: John David Foster [Green On Red,Dwight Yoakam,Lucinda Williams], Gregory Boaz [Tex & The Horseheads, Dave Allen], Jon Dee Graham [Skunks, John Doe and Exene Cervenka], Archie Francis [Gene Davis Band], Hans Behrendt [Ideal], Harold -Biff- Sanders [Ethyl Meatplow], Sally Norvell [Congo Norvell], Jayney Klimek, Nikko Weidemann [Rio Reisser, Neubauten, Mad Romeo], Carla Bozulich [Gerladine Fibbers]. Gareth Jones [Nick Cave, Crime & the City Solution, Neubauten], John Dent [Yoko Ono, Roger Daltrey, Dr.Feelgood, Bob Marley]. Heidiland and Spliff were Reinhold Heil's studios [Nina Hagen Band, Spliff, Nena].

Note: "Saw You Falling" used on Agnieszka Holland "The Third Miracle" 1999 film soundtrack. "Someone Loves You" used in a March 1994 episode of the US TV series "Northern Exposure" and released on CD (Geffen).

  • Mute Records -CDSTUMM 99 (UK,May 1992) CD
  • Mute/Intercord -INT 846.880 (DE,May 1992) CD
  • Mute/Virgin -31036/PM527 (FR,May 1992) CD
  • Mute/Elektra -61328-2 (US,15-Sep-92) CD
  • Mute/Elektra -61328-2 (US,15-Sep-92) CS
  • Mute/Alfa -ALCB-684 (JP,21-Dec-92) CD promo
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FOREVER (LP)

Tracklist: Ravenswood/ Forever/ A Part Of You/ Like Caesar Needs A Brutus/ Saw You Falling// Someone Loves You/ There Can Only Be One/ Now That She's Gone/ The Sun Don't Shine/ Ravenswood (reprise).

Recording info: Recorded @ Trax and Wayne Cook studios, Los Angeles,CA (US). Engineered by Mike Nally, with Bradley Cook. Recorded @ Audio, Spliff, Acoustic Heidiland and Tritonus studios, Berlin (DE) during 1991. Mixed @ Tritonus studio, Berlin by Gareth Jones, assisted by Marco Birkner. Produced by Gareth Jones. Mastered by John Dent @ The Exchange, London.

Line-up: Simon Bonney (vocals)/ Bronwyn Adams (violin,backing vocals)/ John David Foster (acoustic/electric guitars)/ Jon Dee Graham (steel guitar, dobro, bottle-neck guitar)/ Gregory Boaz (electric and upright bass) and Archie Francis (drums). With Hans Behrendt (percussion), Reinhold Heil (organ,piano), Harold -Biff- Sanders (drums) and on backing vocals Sally Norvell, Jayney Klimek, Nikko Weidemann, Carla Bozulich.

Personnel: John David Foster [Green On Red,Dwight Yoakam,Lucinda Williams], Gregory Boaz [Tex & The Horseheads, Dave Allen], Jon Dee Graham [Skunks, John Doe and Exene Cervenka], Archie Francis [Gene Davis Band], Hans Behrendt [Ideal], Harold -Biff- Sanders [Ethyl Meatplow], Sally Norvell [Congo Norvell], Nikko Weidemann [Rio Reisser, Neubauten, Mad Romeo], Carla Bozulich [Gerladine Fibbers]. Gareth Jones [Nick Cave, Crime & the City Solution, Neubauten], John Dent [Yoko Ono, Roger Daltrey, Dr.Feelgood, Bob Marley]. Heidiland and Spliff were Reinhold Heil's studios [Nina Hagen Band, Spliff, Nena].

Note: "Saw You Falling" used on Agnieszka Holland "The Third Miracle" 1999 film soundtrack. "Someone Loves You" used in a March 1994 episode of the US TV series "Northern Exposure" and released on CD (Geffen).

  • Mute Records -STUMM 99 (UK,May 1992) LP
  • Mute/Intercord -INT 146.880 (DE,May 1992) LP
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EVERYMAN - Album (14-Mar-95)

Everyman -front EVERYMAN (CD/CS)

Tracklist: Everyman: Where Was It Begun/ Don't Walk Away From Love/ Travelin' On/ Everyman: Looking For A Life I Can Explain/ A White Suit In Memphis/ Ruby/ Everyman: Ozarks Waltz/ All God's Children (4:44)/ Everyman: But There's No Place For Everyman/ Where Trouble Is Easier To Find/ Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues [Danny O'Keefe]/ Western Lights/ Everyman: Eve/ Blue Eyes Crying ?n The Rain [Roy Acuff/Willie Nelson/Fred Rose]/ Everyman: This Is What You Made Me.

Recording info: Recorded during August 1993-1994. Recorded @ (Willie Nelson's) Pedernales Recording, Lake Travis, TX (US) and Arlyn studios, Austin, TX (US), and Bismeaux studio, Austin, TX (US). Engineered by Stuart Sullivan.

Additional recordings @ Clubhouse & Kiva West & Trax & Stagg Street & Studio Masters studios, Los Angeles, CA (US). Further recording @ Milo & The Strongroom studios, London (UK). Additional (assistant) engineers (15!) Omie Craden, Frank Gryner, Howard Willing, Arman Boyces, Mike McDonald, Steve Batte, Stewart Grace, Frank Campbell, Luke Gifford, Alistair Johnson, Dave Pemberton, Andy Houston, Phil Mezzetti, Jon Dee Graham and Pete Haufman.
Produced by Gareth Jones. Executive producer Daniel Miller.

Mixed @ The Strongroom and Orinoco Studios, London (UK). Mastered @ The Exchange, London (UK) by John Dent.

Line-up: Simon Bonney (vocals)/ Bronwyn Adams (violin,piano)/ John David Foster (guitar/co-wrote music) and David Halley (guitar).

Other contributers: Jon Dee Graham (pedal steel guitar, dobro)/ Chuck Prophet (guitar)/ Matt(hew) Smith (guitar, piano, organ)/ Skip Edwards (organ, electric piano) and Daren Hess (drums, percussion). With the Texacali Horns: Joe Sublett (saxes), Darrel Leonard (trumpets, trombonium), and Frank Kammerdiener (cello), John Hagen (cello), Freddy Krc (drums, percussion). On backing vocals: Sally Norvell, Jayney Klimek, Jon Dee Forster, Chris O'Connel, Maryann Price and Gareth Jones.

Personnel-musicians: John David Foster [Green On Red,Dwight Yoakam,Lucinda Williams], Jon Dee Graham [Skunks, John Doe and Exene Cervenka], Chuck Prophet [Green on Red]/ Matt(hew) Smith [Outrageous Cherry, later Crime and the City Solution]/ Skip Edwards [Austin session musician]/ David Halley [Austin session musician], Freddy Krc [Austin session musician], Daren Hess [Green on Red], Frank Kammerdiener [Alejandro Escovedo], John Hagen [Lyle Lovett].

Personnel-engineers: Stuart Sullivan [Meat Puppets, Butthole Surfers], John Dent [Yoko Ono, Roger Daltrey, Dr.Feelgood, Bob Marley], Omie Craden ["3rd Rock from the Sun" TV Serie], Frank Gryner [L7], Howard Willing [Smashing Pumpkins], Steve Batte [Screamin' Jay Hawkins], Luke Gifford [Erasure], Alistair Johnson [Fairground Attraction], Dave Pemberton [The Prodigy], Andy Houston [Vince Clarke], Phil Mezzetti [Doug Sahm].

Note: "All God's Children" and "Travellin' On" were used on Wim Wenders' "Faraway So Close" 1993 film soundtrack. "A Part of You" was used in Allison Anders' and Kurt Voss' 1999 film, "Sugar Town", in which Simon also had a small part and worked for as key grip.

  • Mute/Elektra -61671-4 (US,Mar-95) CS promo
  • Mute/Elektra -60114-2 (US,14-Mar-95) CD
  • Mute Records -CD REPS 50 (UK,1996) CD promo
  • Mute Records -CD STUMM 114 (UK,May 1996) CD
  • Mute/Intercord -INT 972.048 (DE,May 1996) CD
  • Liberation/Mushroom records -D 31313 (AU, 1996) CD
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Everyman -front EVERYMAN (2CD)

Tracklist: Disc I: as above.// Disc II: Don't Walk Away From Love (radio edit 4:12)/ Travelin' On/ Ruby/ Forever/ There Can Only Be One/ Interview by Jody Denberg (30mins).

Recording info: Interview recorded @ 107.1 KGSR Radio, Austin, TX (US) during July 1994. Engineered by Elliot Federman for DSW Mastering Studio.

Note: Three tracks from the "Everyman" album and 2 from the "Forever" album.

  • Mute/Elektra -MUS2-2 (US,14-Mar-95) CD promo
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DON'T WALK AWAY FROM LOVE - Single (May-96)

Don't Walk Away From -front DON'T WALK AWAY FROM LOVE (CDS)

Tracklist: Don't Walk Away From Love (edited version 3:30)/ All God's Children (Kiva West version 5:33)/ Forever/ Everyman (long version 7:20): Where Was It Begun- Looking For A Life I Can Explain- Ozarks Waltz- This Is What You Made Me.

Note: "All God's Children" recorded @ Kiva West studio, Los Angeles, CA (US). "Forever" taken from the "Forever" album. Single released to promote the UK release of the album one year after the US release.

  • Mute Records -CDMUTE167 (UK,May 1996) CDS
  • Mute/Intercord -INT 826.681 (DE,May 1996) CDS
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EYES OF BLUE - Album (Mar-99)

EYES OF BLUE (-)

Tracklist: 1.Annabelle Lee (5:44)/ 2.Eyes Of Blue (4:47)/ 3.Can't Believe Anymore (2:50)/ 4.The Lonely Stars (3:42)/ 5.Eyes Of Blue (part two)/ 6.The Water's Edge (4:35) + 4 more.

Recording info: Recorded @ Tempermill Studios, Ferndale-Detroit, MI (US) 1996-1998.

Line-up: Simon Bonney (vocals)/ Bronwyn Adams (violin)/ Larry Ray (guitar)/ Matthew Smith (keyboards)/ Troy Gregory (bass) and Jim White (drums). Contributions from Chuck Prophet [Go Go Market and Green On Red]/ Scott McCloskey and A.Dunbar (cello).

Personnel: Larry Ray [Outrageous Cherry], Matthew Smith [Outrageous Cherry, Volebeats and Crime & the City Solution], Troy Gregory [The Dirtbombs, Swans, Prong, Killing Joke, Spiritualized and Crime & the City Solution], Chuck Prophet [Go Go Market and Green On Red], Jim White [Dirty Three, Nick Cave, Crime & the City Solution].

Note 1: Unreleased to this date. Three tracks "Annabelle-Lee", "Eyes of Blue" and "Can't Believe Anymore" were posted to Simon's (now deleted) MySpace account in February 2010. "Dear Friends, I've posted the Annabelle-Lee trilogy (Annabelle-Lee, Eyes of Blue and Can't Believe Anymore). My intention is to release them as part of a Simon Bonney compilation towards the end of 2010. In addition I've posted the video for "Don't Walk Away From Love" which was the single off my second CD, "Everyman". I'm also in the process of getting clearance from my old record label, Mute, to post some of the songs off my first two CDs, "Forever" and "Everyman", so they should be up shortly. Enjoy,Simon."

Two other unreleased tracks, "Lonely Stars" and "The Water's Edge", were also posted on that account. "Eyes of Blue" was put on YouTube in February 2009. Crime & the City Solution recorded their "American Twilight" at the same Detroit studio in April/May 2012 with mainly the same line-up of Matthew, Troy and Jim.

Note 2: Two songs ("The Lonely Stars" and "Water's Edge") were featured in Denis Leary's 1997 film "Underworld". "The Lonely Stars" was used in Allison Anders' and Kurt Voss' 1999 film, "Sugar Town", in which Simon also had a acting small part and worked for as key grip.

  • Third Gear Records (US,March 1999) Unreleased.

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