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NICK STRAKER BAND


May/June 1979 German/UK 7"/12" A Walk in the Park

    A Walk in the Park 3.50 / Something in the Music 3.10 (German 7": Decca 6.12505; UK 7": Pinnacle PIN 1)

    A Walk in the Park 5.00 [Extended] / Something in the Music 4.55 [Extended] (German 12": 6.20017; UK 12": PIN 1-12)

A-side produced by Jeremy Paul, B-side by Nick Straker.

late 1979 German/Swedish LP/MC FUTURE'S ABOVE MY HEAD

  1. A Walk in the Park 5.57
  2. Don't Come Back 4.02
  3. Come Over 4.00
  4. The Future's Above My Head 3.43
  1. Modern Music 3.45
  2. Living in My Head 3.27
  3. Play the Fool 3.49
  4. Early Bird 3.18
  5. Looking for the Way 4.20 (German LP/MC: Decca 6.24145/4.24165)
Recorded at TMC Studios. Produced and arranged by Nick 'Straker' Bailey, except 'A Walk in the Park' produced by Jeremy Paul.

1980 US 7" A Walk in the Park

    A Walk in the Park 3.50 / Something in the Music 3.10 (Epic 9-50904)
20 June 1980 UK reissue 7" A Walk in the Park
    A Walk in the Park 3.50 / Something in the Music 3.10 (CBS 8525)
1980 Swedish 7" Don't Come Back
    Don't Come Back 4.02 [Album Version] / Future's Above My Head 3.43 (Mariann MIS 2269)


1980 German 7" Don't Come Back

    Don't Come Back 3.40 [Single Remix] / Modern Music 3.16 [Edit? Remix?] (Decca/Strand 6.12766 AC)
Nov 1980 German/Dutch/Swedish/UK 7" Leaving on the Midnight Train
    Leaving on the Midnight Train 3.25 [Single Mix] / Magazine 3.39 (German 7": Decca 6.12933)

    Leaving on the Midnight Train [3.25 Single Mix?] / Magazine 3.39 [wrongly listed as 'Play the Fool' 3.49] (Dutch 7": Killroy 3249)

    Leaving on the Midnight Train 3.18 / Magazine 3.39 (Swedish 7": Mariann MIS 2303)

    Leaving on the Midnight Train 3.30 [3.17?] / Magazine 3.39 [wrongly listed as 'Play the Fool' 3.49] (UK 7" 24 Oct 1980: CBS 9088)

A-side produced by Jeremy Paul, B-side produced by Nick Straker. The (European) single mix has different vocoder vocals at 2 min 11 sec (NOT saying "leaving on the midnight train...").

Nov 1980 UK/Dutch LP/MC A WALK IN THE PARK

  1. A Walk in the Park 3.50 [1979 Single Version]
  2. Don't Come Back 3.40 [1980 Single Remix]
  3. Another Night in Jail 3.38 [New Track 1980]
  4. Sleeping Alone 3.42 [New Track 1980]
  5. Leaving on the Midnight Train 3.17 [New Track 1980]
  1. A Little Bit of Jazz 5.24 [New Track 1980]
  2. The Last Goodbye 3.12 [New Track 1980]
  3. Come Over 4.00 [from FUTURE'S ABOVE MY HEAD, 1979]
  4. Modern Music 3.44 [from FUTURE'S ABOVE MY HEAD, 1979]
  5. Magazine 3.37 [New Track 1980] (UK LP: CBS 84608; Dutch LP: Killroy KIL 21021; UK reissue LP April 1982: CBS 8525)
Produced by Nick Bailey, Paul Lynton and Jeremy Paul. Peter Hammond - bass; Tony Hibbert - bass; Tony Mansfield - guitar; Dave McShera - guitar; Nick Straker - keyboards, vocals; Phil Towner - drums.

early? 1981 German/Dutch/UK/Canadian 12" Leaving on the Midnight Train

    Leaving on a Midnight Train (Long Version) 6.00 / Magazine 3.39 (German 12": Strand 6.20 074)

    Leaving on the Midnight Train / A Walk in the Park (Dutch 12": Killroy KIL 119513)

    Leaving on the Midnight Train (Disco Re-mix Version) 6.03 // A Walk in the Park (1979 Disco Re-mix Version) 5.00 / Magazine 3.39 [wrongly listed as 'Play the Fool' 3.46] (UK 12": CBS 12 9088)

    Leaving on the Midnight Train (Disco Mix by Dominique Zgarka/Rio Records) 7.26 / A Little Bit of Jazz 5.24 (Canadian 12": Epic 12E4-8444)

Feb 1981 7"/12" A Little Bit of Jazz
    A Little Bit of Jazz [Single Version] 3.43 / The Last Goodbye 3.13 (UK double A-sided 7" Feb 1981: CBS 9519)

    A Little Bit of Jazz [Single Version 3.43?] / The Last Goodbye 3.13 (Dutch 7": Killroy KS 3437 KF)

    A Little Bit of Jazz 5.27 / The Last Goodbye 3.13 (Swedish 7" 1981: Mariann MIS 2334)

    A Little Bit of Jazz / The Last Goodbye (Dutch 12": Killroy KIL 119527)

    A Little Bit of Jazz 5.24 / A Little Bit of Jazz 5.24 (UK promo 12": CBS XPR 1210)


1981 US 7"/12" A Little Bit of Jazz

    A Little Bit of Jazz 4.24 [Single Version?] / Space Age 3.52 (7": Prelude Records PRL 8034 / 8034-BS)

    A Little Bit of Jazz 5.24 / Space Age 3.52 (12": Prelude Records PRL D 612)

    A Little Bit of Jazz 5.24 / A Little Bit of Jazz (Version) 3.59 [Single Edit?] (US promo 12": Prelude Records PRL D 530)

1981 US LP THE NICK STRAKER BAND
  1. The Beat Inside 5.46
  2. Dummy Dancing 5.38
  3. A Little Bit of Jazz 5.27 [1980 Version? New 1981 Version?]
  1. NSB Radio 5.24
  2. Airwaves 4.28
  3. Satellite Music 7.50 (Prelude PRL 14101)
Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, USA. Produced by the Nick Straker Band.

July? 1981 German LP A LITTLE BIT OF JAZZ

  1. The Beat Inside 5.46
  2. Dummy Dancing 5.38
  3. A Little Bit of Jazz 5.27
  1. NSB Radio 5.24
  2. Airwaves 4.28
  3. Satellite Music 7.50 (Strand 6.25933 / TELDEC 6.25014)
July 1981 German/UK 7" Like Dust
    Like Dust 3.27 / The Future's Above My Head 3.43 (German 7": Strand 6.13199; UK 7" 24 July 1981: CBS A1457)
A-side produced by Paul Lynton/Nick Straker. B-side produced by Nick Straker.

July? 1981 German 12" A Little Bit of Jazz

    A Little Bit of Jazz 5.27 / Like Dust (Strand 6.20106)


1982 UK 7" Stephanie La Motta: I'm Here At Last (So forget the past)

    I'm Here At Last 3.18 / So Forget the Past 3.16 (Zilch records ZILCH 20)
Produced by Nick Straker and Nigel Ross-Scott.


July 1982 UK 7"/12" Way of Life

    Way of Life 3.46 / Airwaves (7": Firebird/Pinnacle, FLAME 3)

    Way of Life (Extended Version) / Airwaves (12": FLAME 312)

Oct 1982 UK/European/US 7"/12" Straight Ahead
    Straight Ahead 3.37 / Straight Ahead (Instrumental reprise) 2.30 (UK 7" Oct 1982: Firebird/Pinnacle FLAME 33; Dutch 7": Firebird FRS 044; French 7": Trema 410 205)

    Straight Ahead [Vocal 4.18? 3.37?] / Straight Ahead (Instrumental reprise) 2.30 (US 7": Prelude Records PRL 8059)

    Straight Ahead (Vocal) 4.18 / Straight Ahead (Vocal) 4.18 (US promo 7": Prelude Records PRL 8059)

    Straight Ahead 6.46 (Francois Kevorkian 12 Inch Mix) // (Francois Kevorkian Instrumental) 4.45 / (Instr. reprise) 2.30 (UK 12" Nov 1982: 12FLAME 33; Dutch 12": Friends Records FR 12044; French 12": Trema 510.006; US 12": Prelude PRL D 635)

May ca 1983 UK/German/Dutch LP/MC NICK STRAKER: NICK STRAKER
  1. You Know I Like It 5.02
  2. Against the Wall 5.42
  3. Information 4.59
  4. Airwaves 4.27
  1. Straight Ahead 6.42
  2. Magic 4.30
  3. Crazy Nights 4.01
  4. Out Takes (Straight To Your Head, Uno Eye Like It) 4.10 (UK LP: Pinnacle Records FLAME LP 3; German LP: Pinnacle INT 148.710; Dutch LP: Injection Disco Dance Label 634.005)
Recorded at TMC Studios. Produced by Nick Straker.

May 1983 UK/European 7"/12" Nick Straker: You Know I Like It

    You Know I Like It 3.40 / You Know I Like It (Instrumental) 4.15 (UK 7" 20 May 1983: Firebird FLAME 43; German 7": Pinnacle INT 113.710; Dutch 7": Injection Disco Dance Label 134.591; French 7": Trema 410 234)

    You Know I Like it 5.03 / You Know I Like it (Instrumental) 5.18 (UK 12": Firebird FLAME 43T; German 12": Pinnacle Records INT 128.710; Dutch 12": Injection Disco Dance Label 234.591; French 12": Trema 510 010)

Nov 1983 UK/German 7"/12" Nick Straker: Against the Wall
    Against the Wall 3.51 [Single Version] / Airwaves 4.28 (UK 7": Firebird FLAME 44; German 7": Pinnacle INT 113.714)

    Against the Wall / Dummy Dancing (UK 12": FLAME 44T)

    Against the Wall 5.42 / Airwaves 4.28 (German 12": Pinnacle Records INT. 128.712)


April 1984 UK 12" Nick Straker: Turn Me Down

    Turn Me Down / We Can Still Be Friends (Pinnacle Records, PIN 100/PIN 100T)
Nov 1984 UK 12" Nick Straker: Must You Dance
    Must You Dance (12" Dance Mix) 5.10 / Must You Dance (Radio Mix) 3.48 (Touch Records 12TOU 10)
March 1985 UK 12" Nick Straker: It Only Takes a Minute
    It Only Takes a Minute // A Little Bit Of Jazz (1985 Version) / Must You Dance (King Dub Mix) (Touch Records 12TOU 22)


Aug 1987 UK/German/Dutch remix 7"/12" A Walk in the Park (1987 Production)

    A Walk in the Park (1987 Production) 4.13 / Way of Life (1987 Production) 3.55 (UK 7": Sedition Records EDIT 3333; German 7": Chic 6.14849; Dutch 7": Injection Disco Dance Label 134.820)

    A Walk in the Park (1987 Production Extended) 6.33 / Way of Life (1987 Production Extended) 7.14 (UK 12": EDITL 3333; German 12": Chic 6.20765; Dutch 12": Injection Disco Dance Label 234.820)


1993 German coll-CD THE BEST OF NICK STRAKER - A WALK IN THE PARK [1980-1983 / 1987 / 1993]

  1. A Walk in the Park (PWL 1987 mix) 4.13
  2. A Little Bit of Jazz 5.30 [1980]
  3. Straight Ahead (Francois Kevorkian 12 Inch Mix) 6.45 [1982/1983]
  4. Leaving on the Midnight Train (1993 version) 3.02
  5. You Know I Like It 5.08 [1983]
  6. Airwaves 4.28 [1981]
  7. Against the Wall 5.41 [1983]
  8. The Last Goodbye 3.17 [1980]
  9. Information 5.01 [1983]
  10. Like Dust 3.35 [Single 1981]
  11. Do You Believe in Magic 4.31 [1983]
  12. Crazy Nights 3.59 [1983] (Castle Communications CSC 7073 CV)
1994 coll-CD THE NICK STRAKER BAND: COLLECTION [1980-1984 & 1987]
  1. A Little Bit of Jazz 5.24 [1980]
  2. Straight Ahead (Francois Kevorkian 12 Inch Mix) 6.42 [1982/1983]
  3. You Know I Like It 5.03 [1983]
  4. Information 4.55 [1983]
  5. Turn Me Down 4.42 [Single 1984]
  6. We Can Still Be Friends 5.06 [B-side 1984]
  7. Like Dust 3.30 [Single 1981]
  8. Do You Believe in Magic 4.27 [1983]
  9. Crazy Nights 4.00 [1983]
  10. A Walk in the Park (Edited PWL 1987 mix) 3.37
  11. Airwaves 4.24 [1981]
  12. Against the Wall 5.40 [1983] (Melody Production 880422)
1996/1997 European/Danish coll-CD THE VERY BEST OF NICK STRAKER BAND [1979-1983 / 1987 / 1993]
  1. A Walk in the Park (Single Version) 3.50 [1979]
  2. Don't Come Back (Single Remix) 3.40 [1980]
  3. A Little Bit of Jazz 5.25 [1980]
  4. Straight Ahead (Francois Kevorkian 12 Inch Mix) 6.41 [1982/1983]
  5. Leaving on a Midnight Train (1993 version) 3.02
  6. You Know I Like It 5.04 [1983]
  7. Way of Life 3.46 [Single 1982]
  8. Come Over 3.59 [1979]
  9. The Last Goodbye 3.15 [1980]
  10. Information 4.58 [1983]
  11. Sleeping Alone 3.35 [1980]
  12. Crazy Nights 3.58 [1983]
  13. Like Dust 3.32 [different (dub?) mix than original 7", perhaps the version on the B-side of the German 12" 'A Little Bit of Jazz'?] [Single 1981]
  14. Another Night in Jail 3.39 [1980]
  15. Modern Music 3.46 [1979]
  16. A Walk in the Park (PWL 1987 Mix) 4.13 (European CD 1996: CMC Home Entertainment 1029-2; Danish CD 1997?: CMC Records 8239412)
22 Feb 2007 Dutch coll-CD NICK STRAKER (A Walk in the Park / Leaving on a Midnight Train / Do You Believe in Magic) [1980-1983 / 1987 / 1993]
    Actual track listing:
  1. A Walk in the Park (PWL 1987 mix) 4.19
  2. Leaving on the Midnight Train (1993 Version) 3.06
  3. A Little Bit of Jazz 5.32 [1980]
  4. Straight Ahead (Francois Kevorkian 12 Inch Mix) 6.47 [1982/1983]
  5. Crazy Nights 4.01 [1983]
  6. You Know I Like It 5.09 [1983]
  7. Against the Wall 5.44 [1983]
  8. The Last Goodbye 3.18 [1980]
  9. Information 5.04 [1983]
  10. Like Dust 3.36 [Single 1981]
  11. Do You Believe in Magic 4.33 [1983]
  12. Airwaves 4.28 [1981] (Weton-Wesgram RTOPO53)
    Listed track listing
  1. A Walk in the Park (PWL 1987 mix) 4.19
  2. A Little Bit of Jazz 3.06
  3. Straight Ahead 5.31
  4. Leaving on the Midnight Train 6.47
  5. You Know I Like It 4.00
  6. Airwaves 5.09
  7. Against the Wall 5.43
  8. The Last Goodbye 3.18
  9. Information 5.03
  10. Like Dust 3.36
  11. Do You Believe in Magic 4.32
  12. Crazy Nights 4.27
According to discogs.com the actual contents is different from the track listing on the back CD cover. Also there is a cryptic note: "Some of these tracks could be new recordings in stereo quality."


Copyright (c) 1996-11-09 Jonas Wårstad.

Last update 2007-02-22.

Thanks to Tim Masson for help.


Nick Straker - The Story (interview)


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