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BILLY MACKENZIE

Guest vocals 1981-1998


14 Aug 1981 7"/12" Skids: Fields

    Fields (Single Edit) 3.50 / Brave Man 3.37 (7": Virgin, VS 401)

    Fields (Full Length) 4.26 / Brave Man 6.43 (12": VS 401-12)

Billy MacKenzie sings backing vocals on the A-side Fields. The full length version was later included on Skids LP "JOY" (Nov 1981), and later also on CD and digitally.

9 April 1982 LP (+ CD) B.E.F.: MUSIC OF QUALITY AND DISTINCTION VOLUME 1

B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) is a 'Heaven 17' project.

28 May 1982 7" B.E.F.: It's Over

    It's Over 2.42 / The Secret Life of Arabia 3.58 (Virgin VS 498)
Oct 1982 UK music magazine cassette Mighty Reel
1982 various artists LP METHODS OF DANCE VOLUME 2
1982 German mini-LP (+ CD) STEPHEN EMMER: VOGUE ESTATE
Feb 1986 12" Sweden through the Ages: It Helps to Cry EP
17 Nov 1986 LP/CD HOLGER HILLER: OBEN IM ECK
Billy sings backing vocals mostly on the four tracks above.

23 March (?) 1987 12" Holger Hiller featuring Billy MacKenzie: Whippets

    Whippets (Re-mixed Holger Hiller) 3.30 / Waltz (Re-edit By Holger Hiller) (Mute, 12 MUTE 55)
19 March 1987 Swiss promo-CD YELLO: SNOWBALL AND THE SOUND OF YELLO
4 May 1987 LP/CD/MC YELLO: ONE SECOND
22 June 1987 UK free 12" Yello: Call It Love
Free 12" with first 2,000 copies of Yello's 'One Second' LP at HMV.

Sep/Oct 1987 UK 12" The Rhythm Divine - Version Two [featuring Billy MacKenzie]

1987 French LP/CD UNO: UNO
Vocals by Billy MacKenzie. Also released as a 7" and 12" single. The CD includes the extended version as a bonus track.

27 Feb 1988 7" Jih: Take Me To the Girl

    Take Me To the Girl 5.16 // Come Sommer, Come Winter 3.55 / Wake Up (12": Jungle Records, Jung 32T)
A cover version of The Associates' 1985 single, by Dundee group "Jih", fronted by Grant McNelly. Produced Billy MacKenzie and Grant McNelly. Vocals by Grant McNelly, backing vocals by Billy MacKenzie.

6 March 1989 LP/CD PAUL HAIG: PAUL HAIG

Billy does not sing, he only wrote the song. Produced and mixed by Paul Haig & Alan Rankine. Thanks to Sunny Lee for the information. http://www.cherryred.co.uk/cherryred/artists/paulhaig.php

12 June 1989 LP/CD BORIS GREBENSHIKOV: RADIO SILENCE

Backing and co-vocals by Billy.

17 June 1991 CD/LP/MC/DCC YELLO: BABY

Sep 1991 CD/LP BRITISH ELECTRIC FOUNDATION: MUSIC OF QUALITY AND DISTINCTION VOLUME 2
'Free' was recorded in March 1990. British Electric Foundation is a 'Heaven 17' project.

Sep? 1991 promo 7" BEF featuring Billy MacKenzie: Free

    Free (Edit) / Secret Life of Arabia 3.58 [1982] (10 Records, TEN 386)
June 1996 unreleased CDM (released 2011) Shakespears Sister & Billy MacKenzie: Do I Scare You?
  1. Do I Scare You? (Radio Edit) 3.54
  2. Do I Scare You? (Album Version) 4.59
  3. Do I Scare You? (Extended Version) 6.11
  4. Do I Scare You? (Alternate Version w/Flood & Moulder) 3.45
  5. Do I Scare You? (Indian Strings Mix) 5.04
  6. Can U Wait That Long? (Album Version) 4.22
  7. I Never Could Sing Anyway (Alternate Version) 4.08
  8. Suddenly (Alternate Edit) 5.08 (CD-maxi 13 Oct 2011: SF Records, SFCDS06)
Track 1-3: a duet with Siobhan Fahey of Shakespear's Sister, recorded 1995-1996. Siobhan wanted the track to be the lead single from her new album, however London Records disagreed and instead released ‘I Can Drive’ on 10 June 1996.

July 1996 unreleased CD (released 2004) SHAKESPEARS SISTER: # 3

The single ‘I Can Drive’ didn't sell well, so the album was shelved. The album was finally released in October of 2004 as "#3", available from www.siobhanfahey.com. 'Do I Scare You?' is also included on 'Best of Shakespear's Sister', released 22 Nov 2004. In late 2011 you could order a 2-CD edition of the album, with several different versions of Do I Scare You?. http://www.shakespearssister.co.uk

29 July 1996 CD BARRY ADAMSON: OEDIPUS SCHMOEDIPUS

Billy's vocals were recorded in April 1995.

Sep 1996 CDM MacKenzie & Loom: Anacostia Bay (at the edge of the world)

  1. Anacostia Bay (Original Version) 12.44
  2. Anacostia Bay (Belioz Version) 7.30
  3. Anacostia Bay (Radio Edit) 9.33
  4. Anacostia Bay (Instrumental) 12.16 (CD-Maxi: Millennium, MILL 022CD)
Billy's vocals were recorded in Spring 1996.

25 Feb 1997 CD APOLLO FOUR FOURTY: ELECTRO GLIDE IN BLUE

Written by Noko/B. MacKenzie. A beautiful song! This was the last song that Billy recorded, just before Christmas in 1996.

1998 limited Austrian 7" Paul Haig: Listen to Me

    Listen to Me 4.04 // Looking / Irresponsiblé (7": Syntactic, nice49)
"Listen to Me" backing vocals by Billy Mackenzie. Dedicated to the memory of Billy Mackenzie, 1957-1997.

29 June 1998 CD PEACH: AUDIOPEACH


Copyright (c) 1997-05-10 Jonas Wårstad.

Last update 2011-10-13.


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