Quantum Jump – Barracuda (1977)

Barracuda is the second of two albums by experimental funk-rock combo Quantum Jump, released in 1977 by the Electric Record Company. The album alternates rhythmically convoluted passages with tempered numbers reflective of mastermind Rupert Hine‘s concurrent production work for Scottish trio Café Jacques. Tracklist: A1. Don’t Look Now A2. The Seance (Too Spooky) A3. Barracuda […]

Quantum Jump

Quantum Jump was an English supergroup that fused jazz-funk and space-rock on their 1976–77 albums Quantum Jump and Barracuda, both released by the Electric Record Company. Singer–producer Rupert Hine fronted the band, which featured Peddlers drummer Trevor Morais, Caravan bassist John G. Perry, and Kevin Ayers guitarist Mark Warner. In 1979, their re-released single “The […]

Camel – I Can See Your House From Here (1979)

I Can See Your House From Here is a 1979 album by English band Camel. The album was produced by ex-Quantum Jump keyboardist/vocalist Rupert Hine, who was just emerging as one of the industry’s most prolific and innovative studio hands (Café Jacques, Anthony Phillips). The band were joined on these sessions by erstwhile Happy the […]

Café Jacques

Café Jacques was a Scottish trio on Epic–Columbia that released the 1977–78 albums Round the Back and International, both produced by Rupert Hine. Members: Chris Thomson (guitar, vocals), Mike Ogletree (drums, percussion, acoustic guitar, vocals), Peter Veitch (keyboards, accordion) Background Café Jacques formed as a septet in 1973 when guitarist–singer Chris Thomson, an accounting student […]

Café Jacques ‎– Round the Back (1977)

Round the Back is the first of two albums by Scottish art pop/soul trio Café Jacques, released in 1977 on Epic/Columbia and produced by then-Quantum Jump keyboardist Rupert Hine. Genesis/Brand X drummer Phil Collins guests on four cuts. The album consists of nine originals plus a cover of “Ain’t No Love in the Heart of […]

Quantum Jump – Quantum Jump (1976)

Quantum Jump is the first of two albums by the English supergroup of the same name, released in 1976 by the Electric Record Company and produced by the band’s frontman Rupert Hine. The music is marked by Hine’s deft lyrics, Perry’s nimble basswork, and the occasional rapidfire vocal passage. Tracklist: A1. Captain Boogaloo A2. Over […]

Howard Jones ‎– Dream Into Action (1985)

Dream Into Action is the second album by English musician/vocalist Howard Jones, released in 1985 on WEA/Elektra. Tracklist: A1. Things Can Only Get Better (3:55) A2. Life in One Day (3:39) A3. Dream Into Action (3:47) A4. No-One is to Blame (3:28) A5. Look Mama (4:03) A6. Assault and Battery (4:52) B1. Automaton (4:06) B2. […]

The Power Station ‎– The Power Station (1985)

The Power Station is the debut album by the namesake English/American supergroup, produced by Bernard Edwards and released in 1985 on Parlophone/Capitol. On this release, the band consists of vocalist Robert Palmer, guitarist Andy Taylor, bassist John Taylor, and drummer Tony Thompson. Conceived as a side-project while the two Taylor’s were on break from Duran […]

Chris de Burgh ‎– Man on the Line (1984)

Man on the Line is the seventh studio album by Irish singer/songwriter Chris de Burgh, produced by Rupert Hine and released in 1984 on A&M. Tracklist: A1. “The Ecstasy of Flight (I Love the Night)” (4:00) A2. “Sight and Touch” (3:17) A3. “Taking It to the Top” (4:00) A4. “The Head and the Heart” (3:59) […]

Rupert Hine ‎– Waving Not Drowning (1982)

Waving Not Drowning is the fourth solo album by English art-rock musician/producer Rupert Hine, released in 1982 on A&M. Tracklist: A1. “Eleven Faces” (3:46) A2. “The Curious Kind” (4:47) A3. “The Set Up” (4:24)* A4. “Dark Windows” (3:31) A5. “The Sniper” (5:30) B1. “Innocence in Paradise” (3:24) B2. “House Arrest” (4:17) B3. “The Outsider” (5:28) […]

The Fixx ‎– Shuttered Room (1982)

Shuttered Room is the debut album by English New Wave/art-rock band The Fixx, produced by Rupert Hine and released in 1982 on MCA. The UK and US versions of the album feature slightly different tracklists. Tracklist (UK): A1. “Some People” (3:01) A2. “Stand or Fall” (4:00) A3. “Cameras in Paris” (3:52) A4. “Shuttered Room” (2:47) […]

Saga ‎– Worlds Apart (1981)

Worlds Apart is the fourth album by Canadian symphonic/modern-rock band Saga, produced by Rupert Hine and released in 1981 on Maze/Polydor. Tracklist: A1. “On the Loose” (4:12) A2. “Wind Him Up” (5:48) A3. “Amnesia” (3:29) A4. “Framed” (5:42) A5. “Time’s Up” (4:08) B1. “The Interview” (3:51) B2. “No Regrets (Chapter V)” (4:44) B3. “Conversations” (4:44) […]

Rupert Hine ‎– Immunity (1981)

Immunity is the third solo album by English musician/producer Rupert Hine, released in 1981 on A&M. His former Quantum Jump cohort Trevor Morais appears on three tracks. Tracklist: A1. “I Hang On to My Vertigo” (4:40) A2. “Misplaced Love” (4:14) A3. “Samsara” (5:15) A4. “Surface Tension” (4:19) A5. “I Think a Man Will Hang Soon” (4:17) […]

Anthony Phillips ‎– Sides (1979)

Sides is the third proper solo album by English guitarist/composer Anthony Phillips, released in 1979 on Passport/Arista. Tracklist: Um: A1. “Um and Aargh” (4:50) A2. “I Want Your Love” (3:54) A3. “Holy Deadlock” (4:05) A4. “Lucy Will” (3:23) A5. “Side Door” (3:48) Aargh: B1. “Sisters of Remindum” (4:29) B2. “Bleak House” (6:13) B3. “Magdalen” (7:45) […]

Anthony Phillips ‎– Wise After the Event (1978)

Wise After the Event is the second solo album by English guitarist/composer Anthony Phillips, released in 1978 on Passport/Arista. Tracklist: A1. “We’re All as We Lie” (4:34) A2. “Birdsong” (7:30) A3. “Moonshooter” (5:52) A4. “Wise After the Event” (8:45) B1. “Pulling Faces” (4:32) B2. “Regrets” (5:15) B3. “Greenhouse” (3:00) B4. “Paperchase” (5:28) B5. “Now What […]

Rupert Hine

Rupert Hine (1947–2020) was an English musician, songwriter, and producer who first recorded with David MacIver during the mid-sixties. They cut a 1965 Decca single as Rupert & David and released the 1971 album Pick Up a Bone, produced by Roger Glover on Purple Records. Hine recorded his 1973 solo album, Unfinished Picture, with backing […]