James Taylor Move

The James Taylor Move was an Australian psychedelic rock band from Adelaide that issued two singles in 1967 on Festival Records, followed by a stint behind blues singer Wendy Saddington. Guitarist Kevin Peek and rhythm players Alan Tarney and Trevor Spencer moved to the UK, where they teamed with fellow Aussie Terry Britten in Quartet. […]

Tarney/Spencer Band

The Tarney–Spencer Band (alternately billed as Tarney & Spencer) was the Australian pop-rock duo of multi-instrumentalist Alan Tarney and drummer Trevor Spencer. They released a self-titled 1976 album on Bradley’s, followed by the 1978–79 A&M albums Three’s a Crowd and Run for Your Life. “No Time to Lose” remains an FM wildcard in select US […]

Cliff Richard ‎– Wired for Sound (1981)

Wired for Sound is a 1981 studio album by Cliff Richard, produced by Alan Tarney for EMI Records. The Songs A1. “Wired for Sound” (3:38) | Writers: Alan Tarney, B. A. Robertson | Style: synthpop (uptempo) “Wired for Sound” is an uptempo pop-rocker about a young man’s love for hi-fidelity. The song’s arrangement consists of […]

The Tarney/Spencer Band ‎– Run for Your Life (1979)

Run for Your Life is the third album by the Tarney/Spencer Band, produced by David Kershenbaum and released in 1979 on A&M. The album features two of the duo’s most popular songs — the Firefall-esque cult classic “No Time to Lose” and the power ballad “A Heart Will Break Tonight,” which Cliff Richard rendered on […]

Cliff Richard ‎– Rock ‘N’ Roll Juvenile (1979)

Rock ‘N’ Roll Juvenile is a 1979 studio album by Cliff Richard, produced by Terry Britten for EMI Records. Tracklist: A1. Monday Thru’ Friday (3:46) A2. Doing Fine (3:05) A3. Cities May Fall (4:16) A4. You Know That I Love You (2:52) A5. My Luck Won’t Change (4:12) A6. Rock’n’Roll Juvenile (2:46) B1. Sci-Fi (3:47) […]

The Tarney/Spencer Band ‎– Three’s a Crowd (1978)

Three’s a Crowd is the second album by the Australian pop/rock duo of songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Alan Tarney and co-writer/drummer Trevor Spencer, released in 1978 on A&M. The album includes the duo’s second recording of “It’s Really You,” which appeared in a different arrangement on their 1976 Bradleys longplayer. Tracklist: A1. “Bye Bye Now My Sweet Love” […]

Cliff Richard ‎– Green Light (1978)

Green Light is a 1978 studio album by Cliff Richard, produced by Bruce Welch for EMI Records. Tracklist: A1. Green Light (4:00) A2. Under Lock & Key (3:32) A3. She’s a Gypsy (4:07) A4. Count Me Out (4:10) A5. Please Remember Me (3:15) A6. Never Even Thought (4:08) B1. Free My Soul (3:52) B2. Start […]

Labi Siffre ‎– For the Children (1973)

For the Children is the fourth album by English singer/songwriter Labi Siffre, released in 1973 on Pye Records. Tracklist: A1. “Somesay” (3:50) A2. “Children of Children” (6:17) A3. “Entertainment Value” (4:05) A4. “Odds And Ends” (4:52) A5. “Prayer” (1:50) B1. “Lets Pretend” (8:45) B2. “Someday” (4:25) B3. “If You Have Your Faith” (3:58) B4. “For […]

Cliff Richard ‎– Every Face Tells a Story (1977)

Every Face Tells a Story is a 1977 studio album by Cliff Richard, produced by Bruce Welch for EMI Records. Tracklist: A1. My Kinda Life* (3:43) A2. Must Be Love (4:14) A3. When Two Worlds Drift Apart (4:12) A4. You Got Me Wondering (3:36) A5. Every Face Tells a Story (It Never Tells a Lie) […]

Cliff Richard ‎– I’m No Hero (1980)

I’m No Hero is a studio album by Cliff Richard, released in September 1980 on EMI Records. It was the first of Richard’s two consecutive albums produced by Alan Tarney, who wrote eight of the ten songs. Tarney wrote Cliff’s prior hit “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” a UK #1 that consolidated the singer’s career renaissance […]

Barbara Dickson ‎– The Barbara Dickson Album (1980)

The Barbara Dickson Album is the sixth solo album by Scottish folk/pop singer Barbara Dickson, produced by Alan Tarney and released in 1980 on Epic/Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “January-February” (3:44) A2. “In the Night” (3:47) A3. “It’s Really You” (3:34) A4. “Day and Night” (4:00) A5. “Can’t Get By Without You” (3:52) B1. “Anytime You’re Down […]

Leo Sayer ‎– Living in a Fantasy (1980)

Living in a Fantasy is the eighth album by English vocalist/entertainer Leo Sayer, produced by Alan Tarney and released in 1980 on Chrysalis and Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. “Time Ran Out on You” (3:50) A2. “Where Did We Go Wrong” (3:55) A3. “You Win – I Lose” (3:43) A4. “More Than I Can Say” (3:41) […]

Alan Tarney

Alan Tarney (born Nov. 19, 1945) is an English-born musician and songwriter who first emerged in the Australian pop-psych band the James Taylor Move, which also included his long-time musical partner Trevor Spencer. The pair later emerged in Cliff Richard‘s backing band and formed their own namesake duo, recording three albums on Bradley’s and A&M […]

Peter Doyle

Peter Doyle (1949–2001) was an Australian singer who scored seven native Top 40 hits on Sunshine during the mid-1960s. After stints with Grandma’s Tonic and the Virgil Brothers, he settled in the UK with the New Seekers. While there, he resumed his solo career with the 1977 RCA release Skin Deep, produced by Alan Tarney. […]