On Record - Compilations
Listed here are where Brian's tracks have appeared elsewhere,
i.e. compilation albums, etc. The appearances are (sort of) listed
in alphabetical order. If you know of others why not let me know by
2001 - A Catedral do Rock - This compilation
album was release in 2001 to commemorate 25 years of the Portugese
rock disco called 2001. Amongst
the other acts that appear (Alice Cooper, The Cars, D.A.D.,
Guns 'n' Roses, Stranglers, Great White, etc.) is the extended
version of "Hear It From The Heart" by Brian.
A big thank you goes to djaor, of Portugal, for bring this
item to my attention. djaor is linked with Rockzone,
why not give them a visit and support their web site?
Album Network Tune Up 10- A great series of promotional
tracks from a music magazine for the American music business.
Brian's track on this compilation is "Come Back Home"
from his first solo album, "Brothers".
Other artists appearing on this disc include Guns 'n' Roses,
Hothouse Flowers, Love and Money, Rod Stewart, Fleetwood Mac,
Strangely, the same track also appears on issue 24 of the same
Album Network Tune Up 24
- (September 19, 1988) A compilation promotional album for American
radio stations of 17 various artists, including The Timelords,
Jimmy Barnes, The Jack Rubies and Randy Newman. Brian's contribution
is "Come Back Home". The sleeve notes say "It's
good to see the talented singer/songwriter Brian Spence back
with his follow up the debut album "Brothers",
which garnered quite a bit of attention a couple of years ago
upon it's release. No sophomore jinx here for the artist! "Come
Back Home" is a driving and passionate song featuring
the impressive vocals of Spence."
Album Network Tune Up Rock 30
- (February 20, 1989) Another multi-artist compilation promotional
album, from The Album Network, again with 17 different artists,
including Gary Moore, Bonnie Raitt, Duran Duran, Extreme and
Brian Spence. The contribution here is "Reputation".
The sleeve notes say "Come
Back Home" from singer/songwriter Brian Spence, was
well received last fall when "Reputation" was released,
but unfortunately got caught in the mad crunch of holiday releases.
Segue to February 1989, and Polydor's Wynn Jackson relates,
"We still feel very strongly that Brian Spence is a one-of-a
kind songwriter, singer and rocker. "Reputation" should
turn some heads when it hits the CD player."
Rock - Soft Rock Classic 5 - Literally a German cafe bar's
compilation CD with artists such as Q5, Tina Turner, Brian Ferry,
Bon Jovi, Loverboy and Metallica. Brian's contribution is Brothers.
The Skirt Cafe boasts that you can take away your
favourite tracks burned on to a CD in 40 minutes.
OF POP - SUMMER FESTIVAL
- (Polyphon 816934) A series of various artist compilations
by Polydor, then Mercury. compilation album from 1988. Brian's
contribution here was "Reputation".
- This probably a bootleg tape, where Brian is found on
a cassette tape which is predominantly the Georgia Satellites,
but has 6 tracks from the "Brothers" album tucked
on the end. The tape cover came trimmed with only track listing
and a picture of Georgia Satellites. The
tape is produced by Team Records (catalogue number T3910) and
has zero information about the either artists or the record
label. Having searched the Internet for the label has come up
with no additional information.
in Hand - This album, which was originally done to raise
money for German handicapped children and was supported by a
large number of musicians, mainly German and Austrian, singing
together the title track "Hand In
Hand" under the name of Projekt. Brian Spence was also
among the group of singers, who performed the title track on
German television, Brian singing his line in English.
The album itself includes the
track "Hand in Hand" plus solo tracks by the artists,
such as Udo Lindenberg, Opus, STS and Ludwig Hirsch. Brian's
contribution is an unusual one, his track being "Get Up,
Get Out", which can only be found as the B-side of the
"Brothers" 12 inch single and no where else.
- Released in 1997 this compilation features Brian Spence's "Hear
it from the Heart" . Other artists include Phil Collins,
U2, The Sweet, Tina Turner, Bronski Beat, Frankie Goes To Hollywood,
Survivor, Queen, Russ Ballard and others.
City Nights Volume 3
- A German compilation album series which feature mainly rock
artists and tracks. Other artists include John Lawton, Fahrenheit,
Alkatraz plus a number of artists I have not heard of before.
Brian's contribution here is the extended version of "Hear
It From The Heart".
WEEK - (Catalogue Number MW PROMO CD1) 1988 - Music Week
is the UK equivalent of Billboard Magazine, for the music industry.
Amongst the 12 tracks is Brian's "Without
Sounds 4) 1986 - This is a four track 7" compilation disc
given away this the music newspaper "Sounds". Along
with Brian Spence "Back
Door" Chris Sutton, Smiley Culture and The Velvet Underground
The reverse of the single says "Brian Spence
is no stranger to Rock 'n' Roll, having played in numerous bands
since his schooldays in Edinburgh. Having had some success in
his teens with pop band Bilbo Baggins and later with the duo
Chisholm and Spence this is his first venture as a solo artist.
"Back Door" is a taster from the first Brian Spence
I. - Private Investigations-
A film soundtrack, from which the track "City of Shadows"
originates, which was released as a single.
The soundtrack album is shown to the left, with the video cover
to the right.
Notes on the soundtrack album are
Scene 92: INT. Jenny's House, Night "...don't be nosey...".
The notes go on to say "A great song written especially
for the movie by old friends D.W. Charles and Pete Glenister.
Pete is a fully qualified doctor but prefers to live as a professional
guitar-for-hire for Alison Moyet and others. Brian Spence took
time off from touring his own
album "Brothers" to record the song, and he made a
fantastic job of it."
soundtrack was released in Japan as a compilation only as the
movie (and video) was not released there. The Japanese title
of this CD is "Top Hits Hot Line".
Thank you to Naoki of the Japanese website for
the information and the picture. Here is a link to Nakoi's site.
to Naoki's Website.
- A rare piece CD, being only 2000 released by Amhurst
Records for Rock Record Collectors Club. A compilation of
tracks from various artist. Brian's contribution here was
It From The Heart"the extended version.
VOLUME 5 - BLACK SPY PRESENTS "THE ORIGINAL"
- A German various artist compilation with City Boy, Van Zant
and Brian Spence, with "Hear
It From The Heart"
Art - These were a
series of 5 CD's of compilations of various artists. All the
albums had artwork on the CD itself with a clear front case
with "Rock Art" on, showing the CD artwork through.
Brian appeared on a number of them, disc 1 ("Hear
It From The Heart"), 4 (extended version of "Hear
It From The Heart".)
Rockmix as Grandes Malhas Volume
1 - a Portugese compilation album, released in 2003,
which has the extended version of "Hear It From The Heart".
A big thanks to João Rocha, of Portugal, for bringing
this one to my attention.
Over London - This is a 1990 US radio show (sent to USA
radio stations in the form of a CD, but produced in England),
presented Paul Sexton and Sally Stratton (sitting in for regular
host Graham Dene).
On the CD show Sally says "You
know a should have been's of 1988 was a song called "Reputation"
by the Scotsman Brian Spence. Well, it's a case of could still
be because he's back with another good record. This is "Travellin'
Man"." The back intro by Paul Sexton says "That
song "Reputation" that's selling, as mentioned by
Sally, has just been covered, by of all people, Dusty Springfield.
Don't knock it, I'm sure it pays the rent."
If you are looking for this the
isssue number is ROL 90-05.
Power - A music sampler from Germany, which includes
the extended version of Hear It From The Heart from Brian,
plus 8 other tracks by the likes of Stingray, Willy Deville,
Rarities Volume 4
- A multiple artist album compilation by Hang
. Most of the artists on this record come from
the US rock music direction. Brian's contribution here is Hear
It From The Heart (Extended Version)
. Other artists feature
include Chris Sutton (again), Rainmakers, Doc Holiday, amongst
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