Stemra (p)1984 Made in Holland Debut album from John Illsley of Dire Straits. Inner sleeve with lyrics Printed in The Netherlands. Rights Society: STEMRA. Matrix, Runout (Side 1 stamped Variant 1): 822 239 1 1Y 1 ℗1984 670 03 1 1 2. Matrix, Runout (Side 2 stamped Variant 1): 822 239 1 2Y 1 ℗1984 670 03 1 1 2. Matrix, Runout (Side 1 stamped Variant 2): 822 239 1 1Y 1 ℗1984 670 03 1 1 3.
Debut album from John Illsley of Dire Straits. Recorded at Parkgate Studios, East Sussex. Mixed at Air Studios, London.
John Edward Illsley (born 24 June 1949) is an English musician, best known as bass guitarist of the rock band Dire Straits. With it, he has received multiple BRIT and Grammy Awards, and a Heritage Award. As one of the founding band members, with guitarist brothers Mark and David Knopfler, and drummer Pick Withers, Illsley played a role in the development of Dire Straits' sound. By the time the group disbanded in 1995 changes in personnel meant that Illsley and lead singer Mark Knopfler were the only two original band members remaining . Before Dire Straits disbanded, Illsley released two solo albums of his own, Never Told a Soul (1984) and Glass (1988). Knopfler contributed some of the guitar parts on both.
Never Told a Soul is the first solo album by John Illsley, a founding member of Dire Straits. All tracks composed by John Illsley. Boy with Chinese Eyes". Jimmy on the Central Line". John Illsley - vocals, bass, acoustic guitar. Mark Knopfler - guitars. Phil Palmer - guitars. Kevin Jarvis - piano, Fairlight CMI, Hammond Organ. Terry Williams - drums. Bobby Valentino - violin. Jodie Linscott - percussion. Performer: John Illsley Album: Long Shadows Label: Blue Barge Records. After cutting his teeth as bass player and one of the founding members of Dire Straits, Illsley has also released a steady stream of solo material, an output that, although never rushed, has been critically acclaimed.
John Illsley was the founding bass player with the legendary 120 million album selling Dire Straits and contributing vocalist to their Communiqué, Making Movies and Brothers in Arms albums until the group dissolved in 1995. John has released four albums of his own: Never Told A Soul (1984) and Glass (1988) while performing with Dire Straits, then Beautiful You (2008) and the best yet, Streets of Heaven (2010).
|A1||Boy With Chinese Eyes|
|A2||The Night Café|
|A3||Never Told A Soul|
|A4||Jimmy On The Central Line|
Flugelhorn – Martin Drover
|B3||Let The River Flow|
|VERL 15, 822 239-1||John Illsley||Never Told A Soul (LP, Album)||Vertigo, Vertigo||VERL 15, 822 239-1||UK||1984|
|822 239-1||John Illsley||Never Told A Soul (LP, Album)||Vertigo||822 239-1||Spain||1984|
|822 239-2||John Illsley||Never Told A Soul (CD, Album)||Mercury||822 239-2||US||1984|
|822 239-2||John Illsley||Never Told A Soul (CD, Album)||Vertigo||822 239-2||Europe||1984|
|822 239-1||John Illsley||Never Told A Soul (LP, Album)||Vertigo||822 239-1||France||1984|