Gary Barnacle

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Gary Barnacle
Gary Barnacle - Rochester Castle 2011..JPG
Gary Barnacle playing with Big Band at Rochester Castle in 2011
Background information
Born 1959 (age 56–57)
Dover, Kent, England
Origin London, England
  • Saxophonist
  • multi-instrumentalist
  • arranger
  • producer
  • composer
  • Saxophones
  • flutes
  • keyboards
Years active 1977–present
Associated acts
Notable instruments
  • Selmer Saxophones
  • Rico Reeds
  • Lawton Mouthpieces

Gary Barnacle (born 1959,[1] Dover, England) is an English saxophonist, flautist, brass instrument arranger, composer and producer, primarily noted for session work, live work incl. various Princes Trust Concerts at Wembley Arena, the Royal Albert Hall and the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, plus the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute at Wembley Stadium in 1988, and television/video appearances, during the 1980s and 1990s, with a large number of popular music acts, including The Clash, Ruts D.C., Level 42, Visage, Paul Hardcastle, Kim Wilde, Holly Johnson, Marilyn (singer), Derek B, Eternal (band), Soul II Soul, Jamiroquai, Jimmy Ray, Tina Turner, General Public, Soft Cell, Elvis Costello, Del Amitri, Shed Seven, T'Pau (band), Roger Daltrey, David Bowie, The Big Dish, The Cross (band), Pet Shop Boys, Stock Aitken Waterman and Paul McCartney, among others. He was also in an electropop duo called Leisure Process from 1982–83, with ex-Positive Noise singer, Ross Middleton.

Biography and career[edit]

The early years (1977–1980)[edit]

Gary Barnacle was born in Dover, England in 1959.[1]

He started playing in bands in and around the Dover area, with his father Bill Barnacle, his brothers Steve Barnacle and Pete Barnacle and their friend (Nick) Topper Headon. Then he moved, with his two brothers, to London in 1976 and began a career as a session musician. Barnacle performed the saxophone part in many songs and albums by The Clash. Early examples are "1-2 Crush On You", the B-side of "Tommy Gun" released as a single on 24 November 1978, and their version of Booker T. & the M.G.'s' classic "Time Is Tight", released on the 1980 extended play Black Market Clash. Both songs can also be heard on the 1993 compilation album, Super Black Market Clash.[2] He also played on their later albums Sandinista! released on 12 December 1980 as a triple album, the single This Is Radio Clash released on 20 November 1981 and Combat Rock released on 14 May 1982 through Epic Records. He was introduced to The Clash through their drummer, and school friend of Barnacle's, Topper Headon, and reportedly became involved in The Clash's infamous 1978 "pigeon shooting" incident.[3]

Barnacle formed a horn section in 1978 with trumpeter Luke Tunney, called the Hit And Run Horns (named after the band that they were members of at the time). In 1979 they added Annie Whitehead on trombone. These three played on many sessions together for the next 3 years or so (until Pete Thoms came in on trombone in 1982). Barnacle collaborated with The Ruts on their first two albums, both on Virgin label, The Crack, released in September 1979, and Grin & Bear It, released in October 1980. After the death of their frontman, Malcolm Owen, found dead from a heroin overdose on 14 July 1980 at the age of 26,[4] the band continued as Ruts D.C. (where "D.C." standing for the Latin term "Da Capo", meaning "back to the beginning") in a different musical vein.[5] Barnacle became a stable member of the band and they released two other albums, Animal Now in May 1981 on Virgin, and Rhythm Collision released in July 1982 on Bohemian Records. Ruts D.C. split in 1983.[6][7][8] During 1979–1980 he also contributed to M's debut album, New York • London • Paris • Munich, released in 1979, and to Sanity Stomp, released by Kevin Coyne in 1980.[9]

The 1980s (1981–1989)[edit]

In 1981, contributed to the debut albums by Positive Noise - Heart of Darkness, Stray Cats and In Trance as Mission by Simple Minds plus "Power and the Passion" by Midnight Oil and also performed saxophone on Rick Wakeman's 1984, a solo concept album based on the classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell.[9] That year he also played saxophone on the Black Snake Diamond Röle debut solo album by former Soft Boys frontman Robyn Hitchcock. But, one of Barnacle's longest associations has been with Level 42, with whom he has played on several albums, including the band's 1981 debut, the 1984 True Colours, the 1985 World Machine, and the 1987 Running in the Family. From 1990 to 1994 Barnacle toured with Level 42 and recorded two of the band's albums, Guaranteed and Forever Now.[9] The horn section he formed with British trumpet and fluegelhorn player, John Thirkell, for Level 42 is known as The Hen Pecked Horns.[10] Since then, Barnacle and Thirkell provided the horn section to many recordings, and, along with trombonist Peter Thoms, they formed The Phantom Horns, one of the UK's most respected horn sections that appears on a number of recordings from 1987 on.[11] They also recorded a widely acclaimed brass-sample CD Phantom Horns, which was re-issued by Zero-G as a double CD-rom in 2011. Equally impressive, and more comprehensive, was Brit Horns brass-sample CD featuring Gary Barnacle, Peter Thoms and Stuart Brooks, which was re-issued as a double audio/WAV CD by AMG in 2010. Both of these sample CDs have, and continue to be, widely used on commercial recordings worldwide.

In 1982, he and ex-Positive Noise singer, Ross Middleton, formed an electropop duo called Leisure Process. The Band released four singles on Epic label, two in 1982, "Love Cascade" and "A Way You'll Never Be", which featured Mark King and Phil Gould of Level 42, and two in 1983, "Cashflow" and "Anxiety". All four singles were produced by Martin Rushent.[9] In 1982, Barnacle also collaborated on Julien Clerc's Femmes, Indiscrétion, Blasphème, Mike Rutherford's Acting Very Strange, Marius Müller-Westernhagen's Das Herz eines Boxers, and with Visage on their second album. Two years later, in 1984, with his brother Steve already in the band, when Billy Currie and Dave Formula departed the band, Gary and Andy Barnett replaced them for what would become Visage's Beat Boy album, which was released in September 1984 and produced two singles, "Love Glove" and "Beat Boy". A decision to make Visage a live band instead of a strictly studio-based project failed and the band subsequently split in 1985.[9]

In 1983, he contributed to Catch as Catch Can by pop singer, Kim Wilde (whom he dated in the mid 1980s),[12] and also to In Strict Tempo by Dave Ball, Private Dancer by Tina Turner. Barnacle later toured in Europe with "The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll" and participated in the recording sessions of her 1989 album Foreign Affair. He also appears in the 1983 edition of Drama of Exile by Nico, where he also played the drums, Right Now by The Creatures, Dalek I Love You by Dalek I Love You, Jerky Versions of the Dream the only solo album recorded by Howard Devoto, Secret by Classix Nouveaux, Vocabulary by The Europeans, C'est C Bon, the last pop album by Carlene Carter, Working with Fire and Steel by China Crisis, a collaboration that was repeated later in 1986 with the release of What Price Paradise. The year ended with the publication of the soundtrack for Educating Rita, a multi-award winning and nominated film based on Willy Russell's play of the same title, directed by Lewis Gilbert, and with music composed by David Hentschel.[9]

1984 saw Barnacle contribute to the recording sessions of This Is What You Want... This Is What You Get by Public Image Ltd, In the Long Grass, the last studio album by The Boomtown Rats, All the Rage, the debut album by General Public,[7] This Last Night in Sodom by Soft Cell followed by Vermin in Ermine, a solo project by Marc Almond and The Willing Sinners.[13] He also performed on Olympia by Hong Kong Syndikat, Bite Black and Blues by Raoul and The Ruined, In on the off Beat by Hey! Elastica, and Influences, a solo album by Mark King of Level 42. But, another Barnacle's longtime association started that same year with Elvis Costello for whom he provided saxophone for Goodbye Cruel World,[14][15] and then, for Imperial Bedroom, released in 1987. He also appears on many of Costello's compilation albums.[9]

In 1985, Barnacle participated on the release of No Jacket Required, a solo album by Phil Collins, as well as to the releases of Phantasmagoria by The Damned, Easy Pieces by Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, Some People by Belouis Some, The Dream Academy's eponymous debut album, Knights Like This by Peter Blegvad, and Mad Not Mad by Madness.[9] The following year he appeared on Writing on the Wall by Bucks Fizz, Stop Start by Modern English, Dancing in my Sleep by Dave Adams, U-Vox, the last album of the Midge Ure years, by Ultravox, Cutting Crew's debut album, the UK number one album Silk and Steel by Five Star, Sooner or Later by Murray Head, the debut album by Erasure, Into the Light by Chris de Burgh, Big Canoe a solo album released by former Split Enz frontman Tim Finn, Press to Play by Paul McCartney,[16] and 1st Down & Ten by Keep It Dark.[9] Also in 1986, he appeared on Absolute Beginners: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, playing on tracks by David Bowie - the single "Absolute Beginners", Style Council, Ray Davies, Working Week and Gil Evans, among others. During this period John Thirkell joined forces with Pete Thoms and Barnacle to form the Phantom Horns.

1987 was another prolific year for Barnacle, who was featured on the hit singles "China in Your Hand" by T'Pau, "Roadblock" by Stock, Aitken and Waterman and "Breakout" by Swing Out Sister. He also contributed to the releases of Red by The Communards, Banzai Baby by Sandii & the Sunsetz, Rick Astley's debut album. This last was a collaboration that was repeated with the release of Astley's second album, Hold Me in Your Arms, released in 1989. Also in 1987, he performed on Feelin' Good About It by This Way Up, Can't Wait to See the Movie seventh solo album released by Roger Daltrey of The Who,[17] Stand Up by Jo Lemaire, Never Never Land by Simon F, If by Hollywood Beyond, and on Swing Out Sister's debut album as well as on their third studio album, Get in Touch with Yourself, released in 1992.[9]

In 1988, Barnacle worked on Bullet From A Gun by Derek B, Human Animal by Karel Fialka, Creeping Up on Jesus by The Big Dish,[7][18] No Winners with saw Barnacle working for the first time with Paul Hardcastle and then repeated on Hardcastle's Sound Syndicate, released in 1990, and The Jazzmasters released in 1992.[19] 1988 also saw Barnacle participating to the release of the debut album by celtic rock group Hothouse Flowers, Yazz's debut album, The Jeremy Days by The Jeremy Days, then followed by the 1990 Circushead, Monster Jam by Ambassadors of Funk, Union, the debut album of the American singer and songwriter Toni Childs, Rage by T'Pau, Working Girl OST, Steppin' Out by Daryl Stuermer, No Outsiders by Judy Cheeks, and 24hrs by Scarlet Fantastic.[9]

1989 saw Barnacle engaged in the releases of Moss Side Story, a concept album by Barry Adamson, Boomerang by The Creatures, a British duo formed by singer Siouxsie and drummer Budgie, Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week! by Björk's band The Sugarcubes. After the band split in 1992, Barnacle contributed to Björk's first two solo albums, Debut, released in 1993 and Post, released in 1995. In 1989 he also participated to the releases of Bass! by Simon Harris, The Beautiful South's debut album as well as their second album, Choke, released in 1990, Hard Reyne by Australian singer and songwriter James Reyne, Bankstatement, a solo project by Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks, Waterfront by Waterfront, and I'm Still Here by Eartha Kitt.[9]

The 1990s (1990–1999)[edit]

In 1990, Barnacle appeared as a session musician on Naked by Blue Pearl, Trading Secrets with the Moon by The Adventures, the debut album by English boy band Big Fun, Dangerous by Andy Taylor, First Time Ever by Joanna Law, Melting Down on Motor Angel by Sunsonic, Running from the Guns by Die Laughing, Stand Strong by Junior Giscombe, Jordan: The Comeback by Prefab Sprout,[11] and December by Dag Kolsrud, which was followed by December II, released in 1991. Also in 1990, he appeared on Always The Last To Know by Del Amitri. In 1991, he also worked on Meanwhile by German synthpop group Camouflage, Changing Faces final studio album from Bros, Black Meaning Good by Rebel MC, Marchand de cailloux from French artis Renaud, Let's Get to It, the fourth album by Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue,[9] The Apple by A Man Called Adam,[11] and the eponymous album by Rain Tree Crow, which was the name used by the English new wave band Japan (excluding Rob Dean) when they briefly reformed for this one-off project.[11]

1992 saw his collaboration with Soul II Soul for their third studio album, Volume III: Just Right, an experience that was repeated later in 1995 for Volume V: Believe. Also in 1992, he worked on Mind Adventures by Des'ree, Boing!! by Jefferson Airhead, Praise by Praise, and Grass Roots by Takagi Kan.[9] The following year Barnacle participated in the realization of Jamiroquai's debut album, and also worked on Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1 by Guru, To Hell with Humdrum by Kingmaker, and One and All by Supermax.[9]In 1993, he played on James Brown's Universal James album (produced by Jazzie B).

In 1994, he played on Jamiroquai's The Return Of The Space Cowboy album. He released his first solo album, Love Will Find a Way, and contributed to El pan y la sal by Spanish pop band Presuntos Implicados.[9] Also in 1994, Barnacle appeared as the saxophonist in the house band on the spoof chat show Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge (TV series). The following year, worked on Hold On by Jaki Graham, The Tooth Mother by Mick Karn, Love and Respect by Marla Glen,[9] and on Billie Ray Martin's debut album, Deadline for My Memories.[11] In 1995, he played on 10 cc's Mirror Mirror album. In 1996, he took part in Jamiroquai's biggest-selling album to date:- Travelling Without Moving (11.5 million copies worldwide). From 1996 onwards, his appearances became more sporadic. Nevertheless, he participated in the realization of Status Quo's Don't Stop, an album of cover versions that includes guest appearances from The Beach Boys, Brian May of Queen, and Maddy Prior of Steeleye Span, and the Sputnik: The Next Generation's eponymous album featuring Tomoyasu Hotei, both released in 1996. Games by Happy Clappers, and Feedback by Vargas Blues Band, were released in 1997.[9] In 1997, he played on and arranged brass for the No.1 single I Wanna Be The Only One by Eternal. In that same year he played on the big US hit Are You Jimmy Ray ? by Jimmy Ray and his subsequent eponymous album released in 1998. In 1999, he appeared as a session musician on When The Good Times Come by Hard Rain.

Recent projects (2000–present)[edit]

He returned to the music industry in 2001 when he and Hugh Hopper, Jakko Jakszyk, Dave Stewart, and Clive Brooks recorded a new version of "As Long as He Lies Perfectly Still" by Soft Machine for the compilation Man In a Deaf Corner: Anthology 1963–1970.[20] In 2002, Barnacle released his second solo album, Paradise.[9] In 2004, he played sax/flute on Between The Sun And The Moon by Brenda Russell. During this period he co-wrote and recorded an instrumental project with Mark King, also involving Bill Sharpe (Shakatak), and still awaiting release.

Other acts for whom Barnacle has contributed live or in session have included Pet Shop Boys, David Bowie,[21] and ABC.[9] He worked frequently with Stock Aitken Waterman as a session musician in their PWL studios. Barnacle is frequently credited as an arranger of woodwinds, brass and string instrument on his session work.[9] Barnacle also plays flute, keyboards and drums. In a career spanning more than three decades, Gary Barnacle has backed the stars of pop and rock and has seen the birth of new groups and musicians, experimenting with versatility across a variety of different musical genres and their associated styles.

In 2008/2009 he produced and arranged indie pop band Propeller and produced Ray Guntrip's Out Of The Blue jazz project and he appeared as session musician and brass arranger on The Collection by Jools Holland, and as session musician on A Long Way Back by Roger Cotton. Plus he was in the studio with Matt Johnson of Jamiroquai and singer J. C. Bentley.

In 2010 he was featured on Carried By The Storm by Bronz and on some live tracks on the Living It Up CD by Level 42.

2011 saw him appearing on La Musica by Ray Foxx (feat. Lovelle), This Is Love by Yazz, plus new releases by Ray Guntrip and Tina May, the new CD from Vlad Miller and Notes from Underground (released in 2012).

In 2012 he worked on recordings by Project 5, The Geoff Everett Band (feat. Albert Lee), Vlad Miller, Debbi Parks/Tony Haygarth project and the Blackjack Horns (featuring Nik Carter/Jack Birchwood/Steve Fuller).

In 2013 he engineered, produced and played on the single 'Any Minute Now' by Andrea Magee, played on the 'Jank' ep by The Jacs and recorded with Blackjack Horns on a production by Walter Afanasieff called Love Letters (song) by Brenna Whitaker, among others.

2014 saw him recording on the Mue album by Emilie Simon (with the Blackjack Horns) and the Cutting Crew album (again with the Blackjack Horns).

Lists of collaborations[edit]

Barnacle has worked with a large number of popular music acts, including:

(Note:- unless otherwise stated, the credits below mean studio work only.)

Barnacle's services have been called upon by the following top producers, engineers, and arrangers :


Studio albums[edit]

As main performer[edit]

Year Album
1994 Love Will Find a Way
1995 Phantom Horns
2002 Paradise[23]

With Ruts D.C.[edit]

With Visage[edit]

As writer, arranger, and/or performer[edit]

  • 1978 Alternative Routes by Tradition (Brass: Gary Barnacle/Luke Tunney) (album)
  • 1978 ...Tell Your Friends About Dub by Tradition (Brass: Gary Barnacle/Luke Tunney) (album)
  • 1978 Yankee Doodle Disco (40 All-American Greats) by Liberty Belle (Produced by Kris Ife; arranged by Dave Rowberry/Wilf Gibson; engineered by Phil Harding; sax/flute/piccolo by Gary Barnacle; trumpet by Luke Tunney; trombone by Annie Whitehead) (album)
  • 1988 Working Girl (soundtrack)
  • 1988 Say Goodbye by The Marines (Prod. Simon Burton/John Hudson)
  • 1988 When I Dance with You by The Marines
  • 1988 Need Your Love Tonight by Strength (Billy April/Vince Garcia) (Prod. Stuart Bruce)
  • 1988 Fe Ciega (Blind Faith) by Ramoncin (album)
  • 1988 Human Animal by Karel Fialka (album)
  • 1988 Best in Me by Con Act
  • 1988 To All the People by Strength (Billy April/Vince Garcia) (Prod. Stuart Bruce)
  • 1988 Creeping Up on Jesus by The Big Dish (album)
  • 1988 Dangerous Dreams by Well Well Well (incl. "Murderous People") (album)
  • 1988 Desert Orchid by Crazyhead (as Phantom Horns) (album)
  • 1988 No Winners by Paul Hardcastle (album)
  • 1988 People by Hothouse Flowers (album)
  • 1988 Bullet from a Gun by Derek B (album)
  • 1988 Wanted by Yazz (album)
  • 1988 Why Does Living Become Such a Crime by Tony Stone (Prod. Guy Chambers)
  • 1988 Hold Me in Your Arms by Rick Astley (album)
  • 1988 Real McCoy by The Silencers (album)
  • 1988 The Jeremy Days by The Jeremy Days (album)
  • 1988 Bleu by Gold (Prod. Trevor Vallis) (album)
  • 1988 Mirror by One 2 One (album)
  • 1988 Joy, Peace and Happiness by Strength (Billy April/Vince Garcia) (Prod. Stuart Bruce)
  • 1988 Paradise Island by Amazulu (Prod. Hein Hoven)
  • 1988 Monster Jam by Ambassadors of Funk (album)
  • 1988 Man No More by The Senators (Prod. Jon Kelly)
  • 1988 Union by Toni Childs (album)
  • 1988 Sarah Jane Morris by Sarah Jane Morris (album)
  • 1988 Rage by T'Pau (Brass section on "This Girl" by Gary Barnacle/John Thirkell/Simon Gardener/Peter Thoms) (album)
  • 1988 Steppin' Out by Daryl Stuermer (album)
  • 1988 No Outsiders by Judy Cheeks (album)
  • 1988 24hrs by Scarlet Fantastic (album)
  • 1988 Intervention by Lavine Hudson (album)
  • 1988 Damn Your Eyes by Sylvia Griffin (Prod. Renate John)
  • 1988 Blue and Gold by Bryn Haworth (album)
  • 1988 Two Nations by Two Nations (Prod. David Steele/Andy Cox)
  • 1991 Guaranteed by Level 42 (album)
  • 1991 Meanwhile by Camouflage (album)
  • 1991 Changing Faces by Bros (album)
  • 1991 Long Road by Junior Reid (album)
  • 1991 Black Meaning Good by Rebel MC (album)
  • 1991 Two Worlds by Motherland
  • 1991 Beautiful One by Key West
  • 1991 Man on the Run by Ramelle Henry (Prod. David Austin)
  • 1991 Lui by Trinh (Prod. Desirée Mikhail)
  • 1991 Decadence by Trinh (Prod. Desirée Mikhail)
  • 1991 Doctor Love by Jeff Patterson
  • 1991 That's Just the Way It Goes by Jeff Patterson
  • 1991 Never See You Round Here by The Snakeskins
  • 1991 Paper Doll (Flute Mix) by P.M. Dawn
  • 1991 Best Thing by Lindy Layton (album)
  • 1991 Work to Do by The Pasadenas (Prod. Louie Louie and The Pasadenas)
  • 1991 Water Dragon by Masahiro Motoki (album)
  • 1991 Marchand de cailloux by Renaud (album)
  • 1991 Zeit Zu Leben by Klaus Hoffmann (album)
  • 1991 America by Perales (album)
  • 1991 I Believe by Old Tennis Shoes (Prod. Steve Glenn)
  • 1991 Peace and Satisfaction by Joanna Law
  • 1991 Hands of Time by Kazzing (Love Jones) (Prod. Simon Law)
  • 1991 Chills by Kazzing (Love Jones) (Prod. Simon Law)
  • 1991 Jalousie (Jealousy) soundtrack
  • 1991 Let's Get to It by Kylie Minogue (album)
  • 1991 Gorgeous by Rozlyne Clarke (album)
  • 1991 Carrying A Torch by Tom Jones (album)
  • 1991 Feel The Need by J T Taylor (of Kool And The Gang) (album)
  • 1991 December II by Dag Kolsrud (album)
  • 1991 Solitudes by Juvet (album)
  • 1991 The Kissing Game by Respect (album)
  • 1991 You Changed Me for the Better by Omar Chandler
  • 1991 These Are the Facts of Life by Danny Madden (album)
  • 1991 Skin I'm In by Kym Mazelle
  • 1991 Kiss the Sky by Kiss the Sky (album)
  • 1991 Stress by Daddy Freddy (Gary Barnacle credited as 'Guest Performer') (Track 13 - "The Crown" featuring Gary Barnacle on Flute/Alto Sax) (album)
  • 1991 The Promise by T'Pau (album)
  • 1991 Elevate by The Pasadenas (album)
  • 1991 The Apple by A Man Called Adam (as Phantom Horns) (album)
  • 1991 Rain Tree Crow by Rain Tree Crow (as Phantom Horns) (album)
  • 1992 Precious by Chante Moore (album)
  • 1992 Intercourse by S'Express (album)
  • 1992 How Can You Tell Me Its Over by Lorraine Cato
  • 1992 Who's Got the Front by Angel C
  • 1992 Wave of Love by Funmi
  • 1992 Yours Sincerely by The Pasadenas (album)
  • 1992 Guaranteed Live (VHS/DVD) by Level 42
  • 1992 Fe Real by Maxi Priest
  • 1992 Living Free by Olu
  • 1992 I'll Live Forever by Jannicke
  • 1992 Mind Adventures by Des'ree (album)
  • 1992 The Jazzmasters by Paul Hardcastle (played on, and co-written) (album)
  • 1992 And All You'll Say, You'll Do by Alison Evelyn (Prod. Louie Louie)
  • 1992 Love Will Strike You Down by Aphrique
  • 1992 Volume III: Just Right by Soul II Soul (album)
  • 1992 I Can Move Ya by Angel C
  • 1992 Spirit of Love by Angel C
  • 1992 Hold Your Head Up High by Gwen Dickey
  • 1992 Get in Touch with Yourself by Swing Out Sister (album)
  • 1992 Warm Hatred by Distant Cousins (album)
  • 1992 The Lobbyist by Johnny Diesel (album)
  • 1992 Crackerjack by Flowered Up (album)
  • 1992 King of Myself by Black Velvet Band (feat. Maria Doyle Kennedy) (album)
  • 1992 Boing!! by Jefferson Airhead (album)
  • 1992 Praise by Praise (album)
  • 1992 Silent Way by Angie Giles (Simon Law remix)
  • 1992 World of Wisdom by Jannicke
  • 1992 Corazon Herido by Isabel Pantoja (album)
  • 1992 Grass Roots by Takagi Kan (album)
  • 1992 Music from the Heart by Jerry Huang (Prod. Leo Grant)
  • 1992 Bashung by Alain Bashung (album) (uncredited)
  • 1992 John Pagano by John Pagano (album)
  • 1992 Fooled by Him by Perception
  • 1992 A Love Like This by Sharon Benson
  • 1992 Natural Thing by Closer Than Close
  • 1992 You Got the Look by Closer Than Close
  • 1992 You Got Me Now by Angel C
  • 1992 Cynthia by Funmi
  • 1992 Call Me Up by Aphrique
  • 1992 Ain't No Substitute by Papa Dee (Prod. Peter Lorimer)
  • 1992 Fireworks by Pele (album) (un-credited)
  • 1992 Change Everything by Del Amitri (album) (uncredited)
  • 1996 Travelling Without Moving by Jamiroquai (Horns: Gary Barnacle/John Thirkell) (Note - actual credit for the horns on the album sleeve, as follows: A big thank you to Johnny Thirkle and Gary Barnacle of the Co. Durham Miners Coalition Brass Band) (album)
  • 1996 Don't Stop by Status Quo (album)
  • 1996 Too-Rye-Ay by Dexy's Midnight Runners (Re-issue incl. "T.S.O.P." with horns by Gary Barnacle/'Big' Jim Paterson)
  • 1996 Surprise by Bizarre Inc (album)
  • 1996 That Perfect Feeling by Double 2
  • 1996 White Label Vol. 3 - Progressive Metamorphic Techno by Various (incl. the tracks Emul-8 and That Perfect Feeling) (album)
  • 1996 Do You Wanna Go Back (To When) by Nu Colours
  • 1996 Land of the Living by Kristine W (incl. Jazzin with brass by Gary Barnacle (Saxophone)/Dave Plews (Trumpet)) (album)
  • 1996 Emul-8 by Trance Research
  • 1996 Egoist by Tomoki Hirata (album)
  • 1996 From This Moment On by West End
  • 1996 Secret Combination by Steve McCauley (Brass section: Gary Barnacle/Peter Thoms/Stuart Brooks) (Producer - Peter Oxendale)
  • 1996 Sputnik: The Next Generation by Sputnik: The Next Generation featuring Hotei (Prod. Neal X) (album)
  • 1996 Beat the Clock by Sparks (Prod. Bernard Butler)
  • 1996 You And I (Keep Holding On) by Billie Ray Martin (as Phantom Horns)
  • 1996 Forever Now (with bonus tracks) by Level 42 (album)
  • 1996 Telegram by Björk (album)
  • 1997 One Night of Sin by Marc Almond (Prod. Neal X)
  • 1997 Phenomenon by Tony Ferrino (album)
  • 1997 Games by Happy Clappers (album)
  • 1997 Try by Innercolors
  • 1997 Souled Live by Vivienne McKone (album)
  • 1997 The Natural Life by Yazz (album)
  • 1997 Feedback by Vargas Blues Band (album)
  • 1997 Lullaby by Slava
  • 1997 Bridge Over Troubled Water by Truce
  • 1997 Foxy Lady by Disco Hospital
  • 1997 One Day at a Time by Symposium (album)
  • 1997 Rising Heat by Ruff Neck Trilogy
  • 1997 The Pain by Ruff Neck Trilogy
  • 1997 Before the Rain by Eternal (album) (Horns: Gary Barnacle/Stuart Brooks/Andy Rogers)
  • 1997 Total Madness - The Very Best of Madness by Madness (album)
  • 1997 Ice Cream by Ambakalla Featuring Coalishun
  • 1997 One Track Mind by Soda
  • 1997 Still a Thrill by Sybil Lynch (album)
  • 1999 Outra Vez by Joao Pedro Pais (incl. songs Perdido and Corri) (album)
  • 1999 When the Good Times Come by Hard Rain (album)
  • 1999 Cheap Pearls and Whisky Dreams by Love and Money (album)
  • 1999 The Lot by Madness (6 CDs - incl 'Mad Not Mad' album with bonus tracks)
  • 1999 Torvil and Dean (soundtrack album) (album)
  • 1999 Empire State (with Tom Cawley)
  • 1999 Free at Last (Prod. Gary Miller)
  • 1999 Portrait by Celtus (album)
  • 2002 Wake by Sheila Nicholls (album)
  • 2002 That's My Beat by Mantronix
  • 2002 Phrenology by The Roots (the track "Quills" contains a sample of the song "Breakout" by Swing Out Sister - brass section: Gary Barnacle/Peter Thoms/John Thirkell/Luke Tunney)
  • 2002 Stop It, I Like It by Rick Guard (Brass: Gary Barnacle/Peter Thoms/Stuart Brooks) (Prod. Midge Ure)
  • 2002 Sélection Talents by Gold (band)
  • 2002 Les Hauts De Bashung by Alain Bashung (album)
  • 2002 Different Sounds: The Remixes by Jamiroquai (album)
  • 2002 Spirits Rising by Teena Lyle
  • 2002 I'm in Love/Precious Gift by Dorothy Umukoro
  • 2002 I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing by New World
  • 2003 Piano Foreplay by Gilbert O'Sullivan (Tenor Sax on What's It All Supposed To Mean ? by Gary Barnacle) (uncredited) (album)
  • 2003 La Lumière De L'Or by Gold (band) (album) (3 cds)
  • 2003 The Crack/Grin & Bear It by The Ruts (with bonus tracks) (album)
  • 2003 3 Originals by Rick Astley (album)
  • 2003 Peaches (with Matt Johnson/Rasmus)
  • 2003 Park and Ride (Sundown Park) by Marcus Shelton (album)
  • 2007 Lucky Me by Robert Bowden (Prod. Mike Hedges)
  • 2007 Mad Bad World by Robert Bowden (Prod. Mike Hedges)
  • 2007 Guaranteed by Level 42 (2 CDs with bonus tracks) (album)
  • 2007 New York, London. Paris. Munich by M (with bonus tracks) (album)
  • 2007 J C Bentley (Prod. Matt Johnson (Jamiroquai)
  • 2007 Love Life by Tara Norveil (album)
  • 2007 Samba by Tom Linden
  • 2008 Rowing Against the Tide by Propeller (album)
  • 2008 Out of the Blue by Ray Guntrip and Tina May (album)
  • 2008 Hurt by Patsy Peters (Vocals - engineered/arranged and tracks produced, mixed and mastered plus keyboards played, by Gary Barnacle at 241 Studios) (album)
  • 2008 Bijoux Bijoux by Alain Bashung (album)
  • 2008 World Machine by Level 42 (2 CDs with bonus tracks) (album)
  • 2008 The Drifters (Prod. Sean/PMG Ltd)
  • 2008 Despite Straight Lines - The Very Best Of Marilyn by Marilyn (album)
  • 2008 I Could Never Be Your Woman soundtrack
  • 2008 Bestial Cluster/The Tooth Mother by Mick Karn (album)
  • 2010 Bona Drag by Morrissey (incl. "Oh Phoney" feat. Gary Barnacle on Piano, Flute, Recorder and Baritone Sax and produced by Clive Langer/Alan Winstanley (album)
  • 2010 Silk and Steel (incl. remix of "Rain or Shine") by Five Star (album)
  • 2010 A Pocketful of Dreams (featuring bonus track "You've Got A Friend") by Big Fun (album)
  • 2010 Chroma with Debbi Parks/Lisa Davies
  • 2010 Blast (album) by Holly Johnson(Deluxe Edition) (2 CDs + DVD) ("Atomic City" (Album Mix and Bona Biodegradeable Mix) Baritone/Electric Tenor Saxophone by Gary Barnacle) (album)
  • 2010 Licks Edition - Refill by Brit Horns
  • 2010 Carried by the Storm by Bronz (album)
  • 2010 Pet Rock/2nd Debut by The Sinceros (with bonus tracks)
  • 2010 Mad Not Mad (Deluxe Edition) (2 CDs + DVD) (incl. "Uncle Sam" (Ray Gun Mix), "Sweetest Girl" (Extended Mix), "Sweetest Girl" (Dub Mix) with Saxophones by Gary Barnacle) (album)
  • 2010 Impossible Oddities... by The Orb and Youth (album)
  • 2010 Animal Now by Ruts DC (Includes 2 bonus tracks) (album)
  • 2010 Tearing Apart by Soft Cell (album)
  • 2010 Living It Up by Level 42 (feat. Phantom Horns live on Love Meeting Love/Kansas City Milkman and The Antwerp Medley) (album)
  • 2011 Dreams That Money Can't Buy by Holly Johnson (Deluxe Edition) (2 CDs + DVD) ("Atomic City" (Enviro-Mental Instrumental) - Baritone/Electric Tenor Saxophone by Gary Barnacle) (uncredited) (album)
  • 2011 Desire by Paul Hardcastle (album)
  • 2011 Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness by Brand New Wayo (album)
  • 2011 So Good by Mica Paris (The Deluxe Edition) (2 CDs) (incl. "Rock Together" - Alto Sax by Gary Barnacle) (album)
  • 2011 This Is Love by Yazz (album)
  • 2011 Ibiza Annual 2011 (Ministry Of Sound) by Various (incl. The Trumpeter by Ray Foxx) (album)
  • 2012 Touch Me by Samantha Fox (2-CD deluxe edition with extra tracks) (album)
  • 2012 Writing on the Wall by Bucks Fizz (2-CD Deluxe Edition - Extra Tracks) (album)
  • 2012 Human Racing by Nik Kershaw (2-CD Deluxe Edition - Extra Tracks) (album)
  • 2012 Ultimate Crisis by China Crisis (2 CDs)
  • 2012 Samantha Fox by Samantha Fox (2-CD Deluxe Edition - Extra Tracks) (album)
  • 2012 Berwick Rendezvous by Mike Collins/Aurora Colson (incl. "Chez Les Yé-Yé" with Saxes by Gary Barnacle)
  • 2012 It's Better to Travel by Swing Out Sister (2-CD Expanded Edition) (incl. 3 remixes of "Breakout") featuring Brass: Gary Barnacle/John Thirkell/Peter Thoms/Luke Tunney) (album)
  • 2012 Where You Belong by Ray Guntrip and Tina May (album)
  • 2012 Everything Is Gonna Be Alright by Vivienne McKone
  • 2012 Gagarin Sang a Hymn in Space by Vlad Miller and Notes from Underground (album)
  • 2012 The Annual 2012 (Ministry Of Sound) by Various (incl. La Musica by Ray Foxx) (album)
  • 2012 Whole World at Our Feet (film soundtrack) by Motor-Roller (Flute/Soprano Sax by Gary Barnacle)
  • 2012 The Quick and the Dead by The Geoff Everett Band (featuring Mollie Marriott, Albert Lee, Dave Swarbrick, Tim Hinkley and Alan Glen, among others) (album)
  • 2013 Jank by The JACS (with Gary Barnacle/David Smith on Saxes) (album)
  • 2013 Love Letters by Brenna Whitaker (Prod. Walter Afanasieff) (with the Blackjack Horns) (album)
  • 2013 "Emergency on Planet Earth" by Jamiroquai (2-CD Deluxe Edition with extra tracks - incl. "God Make Me Funky" Live @ Glastonbury feat. Gary Barnacle on Saxophone) (album)
  • 2013 "The Return of the Space Cowboy" by Jamiroquai (2-CD Deluxe Edition with extra tracks - incl. "Space Clav" feat. Gary Barnacle as co-writer and on Flutes) (album)
  • 2013 "Travelling Without Moving" by Jamiroquai (2 CD Deluxe Edition with extra tracks - incl. Slipin' N' Slidin' feat. Gary Barnacle - Saxes/John Thirkell - Trumpet) (album)
  • 2014 Mue by Emilie Simon (with the Blackjack Horns) (album)
  • 2014 Love Beyond - The Musical by Love Beyond (Original Cast Recording) (with the Blackjack Horns - feat. Nik Carter - Baritone Sax and Sax solo/ Jack Birchwood - Trumpet/ Mat Walton - Trombone and Gary Barnacle - Tenor Sax) (album)
  • 2015 Reverie by Sheila Waterfield (album)
  • 2015 Fair Weather Friend by Coot (album)
  • 2015 Add To Favourites by Cutting Crew (Feat. the Blackjack Horns - Nik Carter/Gary Barnacle - Saxes/ Jack Birchwood - Trumpet and Steven Fuller - Trombone) (album)
  • 2015 "Bridge Of Spies" by T'Pau (band) (incl. "China In Your Hand" single version :- featuring Gary Barnacle - Saxophone) (album)

Live albums[edit]

  • 1980 100 % Live (At The Budokan) by Les McKeown (album)
  • 1984 Bite Black+Blues by Raoul and The Ruined (Marc and the Mambas live) (album)
  • 1987 The Prince's Trust Concert 1987 by various artists (album)
  • 1988 Tina Live in Europe by Tina Turner (album)
  • 1988 Second Coming: Liverpool '88 by Deaf School (album)
  • 1990 Al Limite, Vivo Y Salvaje (Live and Wild) by Ramoncin (live album) (2 cd)
  • 1997 Souled Live by Vivienne Mckone (album)
  • 1999 Prince's Trust Rock Gala: Volume 3 by various artists (album)

Compilations, remixes and box sets[edit]

  • 2010 Living It Up by Level 42
  • 2010 40 Ans De Chansons by Luc Plamondon (4 cd)
  • 2010 1983–2009: His Greatest Hits Collection by Paul Hardcastle (3 CDs)
  • 2010 Move Over Darling (The Complete Stiff Recordings) by Tracey Ullman (2 CDs)
  • 2011 I Owe You Nothing - The Best Of Bros by Bros (album)
  • 2011 Dance Classics: Take Away The Rain by Various (incl. "Run for Cover" by Steve Grant)
  • 2011 Ruts Rules by The Ruts (album)
  • 2011 B-Sides and Rare Tracks Volume 4 by Siouxsie and the Banshees
  • 2012 The Collection by Kim Wilde (2 CDs)
  • 2012 The Hits by Kajagoogoo & Limahl
  • 2012 Backstreet Brit Funk - Compiled by Joey Negro (featuring "Summer Grooves" by Mirage) (2 CDs)
  • 2012 Pete Waterman Presents the Hit Factory (3 CDs) (incl. "Roadblock")

Singles and extended plays[edit]

With Leisure Process[edit]

  • "A Way You'll Never Be" (1982; 7" and 12" single; Epic)
  • "Love Cascade" (1982; 12" single; Epic)
  • "Cashflow"/"Cashflow (Million Dollar Mix)" (1983; 7" and 12" single; Epic)
  • "Anxiety"/"Anxiety (Neurotica Mix)" (1983; 7" and 12" single; CBS, Epic)

With Visage[edit]

As writer, arranger, and/or performer[edit]

1978 * 1978 "Wooly Bully" by Hit & Run (Brass
- Gary Barnacle/Luke Tunney, Bass:- Martin X, Drums:- Dave Ruffy, Guitar:- Paul Fox, Robert Sellins, Vocals:- Al Haridimou) (Producer:- Mike Hurst) (single)
  • 1979 "Shall I Do It (One More Number One)" b/w "Do It All Again" by Leslie McKeown (single)
  • 1979 "When I'm Alone" by Lee Kosmin (Brass:- Gary Barnacle/Luke Tunney/Annie Whitehead) (single)
  • 1979 "Long Distance Love" b/w "Long Distance Love" (Live) by Leslie McKeown (single)
  • 1979 "Don't Hold Back My Bullets" b/w "Bang, Bang" by Bullet Train (Brass:- Gary Barnacle/Luke Tunney/Annie Whitehead) Produced by Scobie Ryder (single)
  • 1979 "Radio W.R.O.K." by Scobie Ryder (Brass:- Gary Barnacle/Luke Tunney) Produced by Scobie Ryder (single)
  • 1979 "Night After Night" by The Secret (single)
  • 1979 "Moonlight and Muzak" b/w "Woman Make Man" by M (single)
  • 1979 "Jah Wars" by The Ruts (Big Horns :- Gary Barnacle/Luke Tunney) (single)
  • 1979 "That's the Way the Money Goes" b/w "Satisfy Your Lust (Before You Go Bust)" by M (single)
  • 1980 "Big Fat Man" b/w "It's Too Late" by Laurel Aitken (Produced by John Sparrow and Paul Fox) (single)
  • 1980 "Telstar" by The Typhoons (aka The Ruts) (single)
  • 1980 "West One (Shine on Me)" by The Ruts (August 1980; 7" single; Virgin)
  • 1980 Black Market Clash by The Clash (October 1980; EP; Epic)
  • 1980 "Nerves" by Pearl Harbour (single b-side)
  • 1980 "Bread and Water" by Capital Letters (Brass:- Gary Barnacle/Luke Tunney) (single)
  • 1980 "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" by Snoopy & Samantha (Produced by D. Tyrone. Brass by Gary Barnacle (Sax)/Luke Tunney (Trumpet)) (single)
  • 1980 "Boogie All Night" by Bill Campbell (Brass:- Gary Barnacle/Luke Tunney) (single)
  • 1980 "Be a Fool For You" b/w "Slow Dancing" by The Pianos (single)
  • 1980 "Do You Wanna Dance" by Boulevard (single)
  • 1980 "Ebony Eyes" by Paul Dawkins (Produced by D. Tyrone. Brass by Gary Barnacle (Sax)/Luke Tunney (Trumpet)) (single)
  • 1980 "Summer Grooves" by Mirage (Horns by Gary Barnacle/Luke Tunney) (single)
  • 1980 "Let There Be Love" by Gene Rondo (Produced by D. Tyrone. Brass by Gary Barnacle (Sax)/Luke Tunney (Trumpet)) (single)
  • 1980 "You Can Do" by Lee Kosmin (Brass:- Gary Barnacle/Luke Tunney/Annie Whitehead) (single)
  • 1980 "I've Only Just Begun" by Dennis Pinnock (Produced by Tyrone. Brass by Gary Barnacle (Sax)/Luke Tunney (Trumpet)) (single)
  • 1980 "Sayonara" b/w "Dedicate This Record" by Leslie McKeown (single)
  • 1980 "Maniac" by M (single b-side)
  • 1980 "Don't Stay Out Late" b/w "Rude Boy Gone Jail" by The Regulars (Brass by Gary Barnacle - Sax/ Luke Tunney - Trumpet) Produced by Neil Brockbank (single)
  • 1980 "Delicious Gone Wrong" by Bim (single)
  • 1981 "This Is Radio Clash" b/w "Radio Clash" by The Clash (with Gary Barnacle on Electric Saxophone) (single)
  • 1981 "This Is Radio Clash" b/w "Radio Clash"/"Outside Broadcast"/"Radio 5" by The Clash (with Gary Barnacle on Saxophone and Electric Saxophone) (12 inch single)
  • 1981 "Different View" b/w "Formula Eyes" by Ruts DC (single)
  • 1981 "Vegas"/"Saeta" by Nico (single)
  • 1981 "The Man Who Invented Himself" b/w "Dancing On God's Thumb" by Robyn Hitchcock (feat. Gary Barnacle on Tenor/Baritone Saxes) (single)
  • 1981 "What's Funk" by Perry Haines (single)
  • 1981 "School" by Stikki Stuff (Produced by Dan Priest) (single)
  • 1981 "Starchild" b/w "Foundation and Empire Parts 1 & 2" by Level 42 (Produced by Mike Vernon) (B-side with Saxophone solo by Gary Barnacle) (single)
  • 1981 "I Want To Feel Your Love" by Obi Onyioha (Horns by Gary Barnacle - Sax/Luke Tunney - Trumpet/Annie Whitehead) - Trombone) Produced by Lemmy Jackson (single)
  • 1981 "Freetown" b/w "Do What ?" by The Ram Jam Band (Brass:- Gary Barnacle - Sax/Luke Tunney - Trumpet/Annie Whitehead - Trombone, plus add John Earle (musician) Baritone Sax on "Do What ?") Produced by Pete Gage (guitarist) (single)
  • 1981 "Free-Town Part 2" b/w "Free-Town Part 3" by The Ram Jam Band (Brass:- Gary Barnacle - Sax/Luke Tunney - Trumpet/Annie Whitehead - Trombone) Produced by Pete Gage (guitarist) (single)
  • 1981 "Can You See Me?" by The Swim (single)
  • 1981 "I Can't Stop" by The Sinceros (b-side of "Disappearing" 7 inch single)
  • 1981 "Rituals" by Bush Tetras (Produced by Topper Headon) (Track 2:- "Funky Instrumental" with Saxophones by Gary Barnacle/Engineered by Rafe McKenna) (12 inch single)
  • 1981 "Charm" by Positive Noise (Produced by Steve Hillage - Brass by Gary & Bill Barnacle) (single)
  • 1981 "Sunshine On My Pillow" by La Amour (Produced by D.Tyrone. Brass by Gary Barnacle (Sax)/Luke Tunney (Trumpet)) (single)
  • 1983 "Let Me Go" by Wendy Wu (single)
  • 1983 "Educating Rita" (single release from OST) by David Hentschel
  • 1983 "Shame, Shame, Shame" by Red Lipstique (single)
  • 1983 "Right Now" by The Creatures (single) (Brass:- Gary Barnacle/Peter Thoms/Luke Tunney)
  • 1983 "Cashflow" by Leisure Process (Vocals:- Ross Middleton, Keyboards/Saxophone:- Gary Barnacle) (single)
  • 1983 "You Disappear From View" by The Teardrop Explodes (Brass:- Gary Barnacle/Luke Tunney) (single)
  • 1983 "Only For Love" by Limahl (single)
  • 1983 "Rhythm Of The Rain" by Sarah Brightman (Prod. Andrew Lloyd Webber) (single) (uncredited)
  • 1983 "Wait A Long Time For You" by The Thoughts (single)
  • 1983 "Oscar Wilde" by Red Lipstique (1983; EP; Charly)
  • 1983 "Love Blonde" by Kim Wilde (Brass:- Gary Barnacle (Saxophone)/Bill Barnacle (Trumpet)/Kenny Perk (Trombone)) (single)
  • 1983 "Anxiety" by Leisure Process (Vocals:- Ross Middleton, Keyboards/Saxophone:- Gary Barnacle) (single)
  • 1983 "Let's Stay Together" by Tina Turner (single)
  • 1983 "Calling Your Name" by Marilyn (Saxophone by Gary Barnacle) (single)
  • 1983 "Clean Heart" by The Inspirational Choir of the Pentecostal First Born Church of the Living God (1983; 12" single; Stiff)
  • 1983 Recognition by The Europeans (1983; EP; A&M)
  • 1983 Pick Me Up by The Inspirational Choir of the Pentecostal First Born Church of the Living God (1983; EP; Stiff)
  • 1984 "Cry And Be Free" by Marilyn (Saxophone by Gary Barnacle) (single)
  • 1984 "You Don't Love Me" by Marilyn (Brass:- Gary Barnacle/Peter Thoms/Luke Tunney) (single)
  • 1984 "Listen to Your Father" by Feargal Sharkey (Brass:- Gary Barnacle/Peter Thoms/Luke Tunney) (single)
  • 1984 "I Wanna Be Loved" by Elvis Costello (single)
  • 1984 "House of Salome" (featured on Flute/Sax) by Kim Wilde (single)
  • 1984 "You Have" by Marc Almond (1984; 7", 10" and 12" single; Some Bizzare)
  • 1984 "Beat Boy" (single release) by Visage
  • 1984 "Dancing Girls" by Nik Kershaw (Brass:- Gary Barnacle/Peter Thoms/Luke Tunney) (uncredited) (single)
  • 1984 "The Only Flame in Town" by Elvis Costello & The Attractions (1984; 12" single; F-Beat)
  • 1984 "Run For Cover" by Steve Grant (of Tight Fit) (Prod. Ian Levine) (Baritone/Tenor Saxophones - Gary Barnacle) (single)
  • 1984 "Glamoureuse" b\w "Mister Orwell" by Petula Clark (saxophone on "Glamoureuse" by Gary Barnacle) (Produced by Luc Plamondon/Jamie Lane) (French single)
  • 1984 "Mr. Orwell" b/w "Glamoureuse" by Petula Clark (saxophone on "Glamoureuse" by Gary Barnacle) (Producer:- Jamie Lane) (UK single)
  • 1984 "Hot Water" by Level 42 (single)
  • 1984 "Ecstasy" by The Thoughts (single)
  • 1984 "Dance For My Love" by John Stax (Produced by Stephen Stewart-Short. Written by John Stax/Simon May. Electric Saxophone solo by Gary Barnacle) (single)
  • 1984 "Berlin" by Hong Kong Syndikat (1984; 12" single; Teldec, Sire)
  • 1984 "Berlin" by Hong Kong Syndikat (Prod. Rusty Egan) (single)
  • 1984 "Love Glove" by Visage (single)
  • 1984 "The Boy Who Came Back" by Marc Almond (1984; 10" and 12" single; Some Bizzare)
  • 1984 "The Chant Has Begun" by Level 42 (Produced by Ken Scott.Electric Sax by Gary Barnacle) (single)
  • 1984 "Bad Life" by Public Image Ltd (single)
  • 1984 "I Feel Free" b/w "There Is A Dog" by Mark King
  • 1984 "Down in the Subway" by Soft Cell (1984; 12" single; Some Bizzare, Vertigo)
  • 1984 "Victoria Gardens" by Madness (band) (remixed version (with brass) released on the b-side of the 12" single of "One Better Day" - Prod. Langer/Winstanley) (Brass section :- Gary Barnacle/Luke Tunney/Pete Thoms)
  • 1984 "Talking Cricket" by Sticky Wicket (Brass by Gary Barnacle - Sax/ Luke Tunney - Trumpet and Pete Thoms - Trombone) Produced by Andy Pask (single)
  • 1985 "Uncle Sam" by Madness (single)
  • 1985 "Uncle Sam" (Ray Gun Mix) by Madness (Remix by Michael Brauer - Horns by Gary Barnacle) (12 inch single)
  • 1985 "Who Broke That Love?" by Tom Morley (single)
  • 1985 "Just For You" by Toto Coelo (single b-side)
  • 1985 "Action Style" by El Train (single)
  • 1985 "Sally" (Martin Meissonnier remix) by Carmel (12 inch single)
  • 1985 "Lost Weekend" by Lloyd Cole and the Commotions (1985; 10" and 12" single; PolyGram, Polydor)
  • 1985 "Don't Say It" by Shezwae Powell (1985; 12" maxi single; Victoria, PDI, S.A.)
  • 1985 "Mutants in Mega-City One" by The Fink Brothers
  • 1988 "Don't Walk Away" by Toni Childs (single)
  • 1988 "This Girl" by T'Pau (b-side to "Secret Garden" single)
  • 1988 "Just A Groove" (b-side to the single "My Mind's Made Up") by Ambassadors of Funk (single)
  • 1988 "Live My Life" by Boy George (Prod. John Robie) (single) (uncredited)
  • 1988 "Flesh Of My Flesh" by Lavine Hudson (single)
  • 1988 "Rock Together" by Mica Paris (b-side of "My One Temptation") (uncredited)
  • 1988 "Whatever Makes Our Love Grow" by Edwin Starr (single) (uncredited)
  • 1988 "Causing A Commotion" by Ice Cold In Alice (Prod. Graham Gouldman) (Horns :- Gary Barnacle/John Thirkell/Luke Tunney/Peter Thoms) (single)
  • 1988 "I'm Sorry" by Hothouse Flowers (single)
  • 1988 "Funkin' for the UK" by 3 Man Island featuring Carol Jiani (1988; 12" single; Chrysalis)
  • 1988 "Magic Lover" by The Cool Notes (single)
  • 1988 "Rags" by Crazyhead (as member of Phantom Horns) (single)
  • 1988 "Fine Time" by Yazz (single)
  • 1988 "For a Friend" by The Communards (single)
  • 1988 "It'll Be Easier In The Morning" by Hothouse Flowers (single)
  • 1988 "Pretending To Care" by Elliot (single)
  • 1988 "Secret Garden" by T'Pau (b-side "This Girl" featuring Gary Barnacle/John Thirkell/Simon Gardener/Peter Thoms as brass section) (single)
  • 1988 "Tell Me Why Love Dies" by The Duel (single)
  • 1988 "European Rain" by The Big Dish (single)
  • 1988 "Rio de Janvier" by Gold (Prod. Trevor Vallis) (single) (Horns:- Gary Barnacle/Peter Thoms/John Thirkell)
  • 1988 "We Got The Juice" by Derek B (single)
  • 1988 "Road to Our Dream" by T'Pau (single)
  • 1988 "My Minds Made Up" by Ambassadors of Funk (1988; 12" single; Next Plateau, Living Beat, Grind)
  • 1988 "Walk in the Night" by Paul Hardcastle (1988; 12" and CD maxi; Chrysalis)
  • 1988 "Good"/"Naked December" by Major Matt Mason (featuring Sally Boyden and Mike Gregovich)
  • 1988 "Can't Take The Hurt" by Mammoth (b/w "Political Animal" feat. Gary Barnacle - Saxophone) (12" & cd singles)
  • 1988 "Heaven For Everyone" by The Cross (band) (b/w "Cowboys And Indians" feat. Gary Barnacle - Baritone/Tenor and Alto Saxes) (single)
  • 1988 "Shove It !" by The Cross (band) (b/w "Cowboys And Indians" feat. Gary Barnacle - Saxes) (single)
  • 1988 "Manipulator" by The Cross (band) (b/w "Stand Up For Love" feat. Gary Barnacle - Saxes) (single)
  • 1988 "Delirious" by Chris Hewitt (feat. brass by Gary Barnacle - Sax/ John Barclay - Trumpet) Produced by Glenn Skinner (single)
  • 1990 "Always The Last To Know" by Del Amitri (single) (uncredited - registered with Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL))
  • 1990 "Need A Little Time" by The Beautiful South (single)
  • 1990 "My Book" by The Beautiful South (single)
  • 1990 "Carnival 2000" by Prefab Sprout (as Phantom Horns) (single)
  • 1990 "Treat Me Good" by Yazz (single)
  • 1990 "True Love" by The Chimes (Track 1. "True Love") (Single Version) and Track 2. "True Love" (Extended Version) Produced by The Chimes with additional overdubs by Louie Louie and Flute by Gary Barnacle. Track 3. "True Love" (Louie Louie Remix) with Saxophone/Flute by Gary Barnacle. Track 4. "True Love" (Louie Louie Instrumental) with Flute by Gary Barnacle (single)
  • 1990 "Rebel Music" by Rebel MC (single)
  • 1990 "No More Tears" by Hollywood Beyond (single)
  • 1990 "Move On" by Waterfront (single)
  • 1990 "Abbi Dubbi" by Edoardo Bennato (single)
  • 1990 "Vendo Bagnole" by Edoardo Bennato (single)
  • 1990 "Word Is Out" by Kylie Minogue (single)
  • 1990 "Keep It Together" by David Grant (12 inch Louie Louie remix) (single)
  • 1990 "Real Emotion" by Reid (single)
  • 1990 "Lost Summer" b/w "Strollin"' by The Jazzmasters (12 inch single)
  • 1990 "Couldn't Say Goodbye" by Tom Jones (single)
  • 1990 "First Time Ever" by Joanna Law (single)
  • 1990 "Northern Lights" by The Jazzmasters (12 inch single)
  • 1990 "Gorgeous" by Rozlyne Clarke (single)
  • 1990 "Afrika" (Love And Laughter Remix) by History Featuring Q-Tee (Tracks B1- Afrika (Louie Louie's Mix) and B2- Afrika (Louie Louie's Instrumental) - Produced by Louie Louie and featuring Gary Barnacle on Baritone/Soprano Saxophones and Flute) (12 inch single)
  • 1990 The Christmas Singles by Spitting Image (single)
  • 1990 "Can Can You Party" by Jive Bunny (single)
  • 1990 "You've Got A Friend" by Big Fun and Sonia (feat. Gary Barnacle) (single)
  • 1990 "Solid Gold" by Ashley & Jackson (single)
  • 1990 "Afrika" by History featuring Q-Tee (Track 2 - Afrika (Louie Louie's Mix) Produced by Louie Louie and featuring Gary Barnacle on Baritone/Soprano Saxophones and Flute) (cd single)
  • 1990 Ease On By by Bassomatic (Track 4:- "Soul Surrender" - Produced by William Orbit with Flute by Gary Barnacle) (4 track CD maxi-single)
  • 1990 "Love Drives On" by Respect (single)
  • 1990 "UK Blak" by Caron Wheeler (1990; 7" single and CD maxi; RCA)
  • 1990 "The Maiden's Lament" by Jools Holland (1990; 7" single; I.R.S. Records)
  • 1991 "La Chitarra" by Edoardo Bennato (single)
  • 1991 "Circle of One" by Oleta Adams (cd maxi single - Track 3:- "Circle Of One" ('T' Remix) Produced by The Funky Ginger (Simon Law) and Dr. Ross, with Sax/Flute by Gary Barnacle) (single)
  • 1991 "Julie Through The Blinds" by The Jeremy Days (single)
  • 1991 "Feel" by Ruth Joy (incl. Track 2 - Louie Louie Remix with Gary Barnacle on Baritone, Tenor and Alto Saxophones) (CD and 12-inch single)
  • 1991 "The Chrono Psionic Interface" by A Man Called Adam (as Phantom Horns) (single)
  • 1991 "Bitter Tears" by INXS (5-track CD and 12-inch single - incl. Track 2. "Bitter Tears" (12" Lorimer Mix) and Track 3. "Bitter Tears" (Instrumental) - both tracks remixed by Peter Lorimer, with Flute by Gary Barnacle) (single)
  • 1991 "It's Still You" by Michael Ball (video only) (single)
  • 1991 "Better Part Of Me" by Junior Giscombe (single)
  • 1991 "Overtime" by Level 42 (single)
  • 1991 "Be Thankful For What You've Got" (from Singles 90/80) by Massive Attack (single)
  • 1991 "Find 'Em Fool 'Em Forget 'Em" by S'Express (1991; 7" and 12" single, and CD maxi; Rhythm King) (as Phantom Horns) (single)
  • 1991 "Guaranteed" by Level 42 (single)
  • 1991 "Cruel (To Be Kind)" by Lindy Layton (single)
  • 1991 "I'll Be There For You" by Donna Gardier (video only) (single)
  • 1991 "The Crown" by Daddy Freddy (3-track single) (Track 1). "The Crown (Radio Version)" - Gary Barnacle on Flute. Track 2. "The Crown (12 inch Ragga Mix) - Gary Barnacle on Flute/Alto Sax (uncredited) Track 3. "The Crown (Tumpin B-Line Mix)" - Gary Barnacle on Alto Sax (uncredited) (single)
  • 1991 "Let Love Speak Up Itself" by The Beautiful South (single)
  • 1991 "Long Hot Summer Night" by JT Taylor (single)
  • 1991 "Try" by Bros (single)
  • 1991 "Overtime (Live)" by Level 42 (4-track maxi-single):- 1. "Overtime" (Live) 2. "Guaranteed" (Live) 3. "If You Were Mine" (Live) 4. "Overtime" (The Hen Pecked Horns Radio Mix) (Horns on all 4 tracks:- Gary Barnacle/John Thirkell)
  • 1991 "Shelter" by Bros (b-side to "Try" single)
  • 1991 "Pop Muzik" by Robin Scott (single)
  • 1991 "Real Love" by Driza Bone (1991; 7" and 12" single, CD maxi; 4th & Broadway, Island)
  • 1991 "Word Is Out" by Kylie Minogue (28 August 1991; 7", 12", cassette and CD single; PWL)
  • 1991 "Something Got Me Started" by Simply Red (cd and 12 single -incl. Track 4. "Something Got Me Started" (Perfecto Mix) by Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne with Gary Barnacle - Alto Sax)
  • 1992 "Am I The Same Girl?" b/w "Breakout" by Swing Out Sister (Brass on "Am I The Same Girl":- Gary Barnacle/Chris Davis/John Thirkell/Vince Sullivan) (Brass on "Breakout":- Gary Barnacle/John Thirkell/Peter Thoms/Luke Tunney) (single)
  • 1992 "Make It With You" by The Pasadenas (single)
  • 1992 Celebrate Love EP - by Joanna Law (Track A2 - "Celebrate Love" - Produced by The Funky Ginger/Flute by Gary Barnacle. Track B1 - "Peace & Satisfaction" - Flute/Saxophone by Gary Barnacle) (12 inch single)
  • 1992 "You Don't Have To Change" by Kiss the Sky (single)
  • 1992 "A New Life" by Closer Than Close feat Beverley Skeete (Flute by Gary Barnacle) (single)
  • 1992 "Got To Be You" by Koo Doo (feat Gary Barnacle) (single)
  • 1992 "Don't Sweat The Technique" by Eric B and Rakim (US 12-inch single:- A1. Funky Ginger Club Mix. A2. Funky Ginger Radio Edit. B1. UK Flavor Club Version. B2. UK Flavor Single Edit. Saxophones by Gary Barnacle) (Prod. by Simon Law and Mr. Lee.)
  • 1992 Get To Grips by Ronny Jordan with I.G. Culture (5-track CD and 12-inch single - Track 2. "Get To Grips" (Cool Mix) - additional production and remix by Louie Louie Vega feat. Tenor and Alto Saxes/Flute by Gary Barnacle. Track 3. "Get To Grips" (Rugged Mix) - additional production and remix by Louie Louie Vega with Tenor/Alto Saxes by Gary Barnacle) (single)
  • 1992 "Fair Blows The Wind For France" by Pele (Flute/Piccolo by Gary Barnacle) (single)
  • 1992 "Fireworks" by Pele (Flute/Piccolo by Gary Barnacle) (single)
  • 1992 "Get Ready" by Michelle Collins (single)
  • 1992 "Heaven" b/w "Sound Of Summer" by The Jazzmasters (12 inch single)
  • 1992 "Self Control" on Sing by Vivienne McKone (12 inch single) (Prod. Simon Law)
  • 1992 "Without Love"/"Really Miss Your Love"/"Heart Of Space"/"Body Heat" by The Jazzmasters (cd maxi-single)
  • 1992 "No Toy" by Chara (single)
  • 1992 "You Got A Hold On Me" by Closer Than Close feat Beverley Skeete (single)
  • 1992 "Counting Sheep" by Airhead (single)
  • 1992 I'll Live Forever! by Jannicke (1992; CD maxi; MD)
  • 1992 "Years Go By"/"Ordinary Man"/"Seconds of Your Love" by Sam Moore (Prod. Langer/Winstanley)
  • 1992 "Cash" (London Remix) by Tonton David (Prod. Simon Law) (Feat. Gary Barnacle on Saxes/Flute) (single)
  • 1996 "Shine On Me" by Tomoki Hirata featuring Yvonne Yanney (Soprano Saxophone/Flute by Gary Barnacle) (single)
  • 1996 "Love Rules" by West End (single)
  • 1996 "Inside" by Soda (single)
  • 1996 "Cookie" by David Devant And His Spirit Wife (single)
  • 1996 "Do You Dream Of Me?" by Steve McCauley (Brass section :- Gary Barnacle/Peter Thoms/Stuart Brooks) (Producer - Peter Oxendale) (single)
  • 1996 "Average Man" by Symposium (single)
  • 1996 "Never Again" by Happy Clappers (1996; 12" single; Coliseum, Shindig)
  • 1996 Cosmic Girl (UK CD1) by Jamiroquai (Track 2 - "Slipin'n' Slidin"' Brass:- Gary Barnacle/John Thirkell) (single)
  • 1996 "Still A Thrill" by Sybil Lynch (single)
  • 1996 "Fun Fun Fun" by Status Quo with The Beach Boys (single)
  • 1996 "Surprise" by Bizarre Inc (single)
  • 1996 "You And I (Keep Holding On)" by Billie Ray Martin (1996; CD maxi; Magnet)
  • 1998 "Starsky & Hutch: The Theme" by Andy G's Starsky & Hutch Allstars featuring Huggy Bear (1998; CD maxi; Virgin)
  • 1998 "Keep A-Knockin'" by Roger Taylor (Queen)
  • 1999 "Back Together Again" by Maxi Priest (single)
  • 1999 "Memorias De Crianca" by Pedro Camilo (single)
  • 1999 "Blue Cactus" by Hajime Mizoguchi (single)
  • 2001 "Get That Groove In" by Blo (Horns by Gary Barnacle/Luke Tunney) (single)
  • 2001 "Benny" (aka Yakety Sax) by The Trixters (single)
  • 2002 "Twelve Inch Singles" by Soft Cell
  • 2002 "Blow Away" by New World (Produced by Gary Barnacle) (4 track maxi-single cd)
  • 2004 "Can U Feel It?" by Positive Flow feat Donna Gardier (single)
  • 2005 "Zoom" by Jazz Junkie (2005; MP3)
  • 2005 "The City Streets" by Positive Flow featuring Donna Gardier (2005; 12" single; Native Source)
  • 2007 "Closer" by Travis (on CD maxi version of "Closer" - Track 3:- "The Great Unknown" with Baritone/Tenor Saxes by Gary Barnacle) (single)
  • 2008 "Hurt" by Patsy Peters (Vocals - engineered/arranged and track mixed by:- Gary Barnacle) (single)
  • 2011 "The Trumpeter" by Ray Foxx (featuring Phantom Horns:- Gary Barnacle/John Thirkell) (single)
  • 2012 "La Musica" by Ray Foxx featuring Lovelle (with Phantom Horns:- Gary Barnacle/John Thirkell) (single)
  • 2013 "Any Minute Now" by Andrea Magee (single)
  • 2015 "Tides" by Audioshock (feat. Gary Barnacle on Soprano/Alto Saxes) (single)
  • 2015 "Everything Is Gonna Be Alright" by Vivienne McKone (Nigel Lowis remix) (Vocals recorded by Gary Barnacle @ 241 Studios) (single)
  • 2015 "Till The Money Run$ Out" by Cutting Crew (Feat. the Blackjack Horns - Nik Carter/Gary Barnacle - Saxes/ Jack Birchwood - Trumpet and Steven Fuller - Trombone) (single)

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  2. ^ Salewicz 2007, p. 203.
  3. ^ Knowles 2003, pp. 24, 32, 42, 77.
  4. ^ Simmonds 2008, p. 137.
  5. ^ Greene-Allmusic.
  6. ^ Buckley 2003, p. VII.
  7. ^ a b c Robbins 1991, pp. 57,275,568.
  8. ^ Gibbs 1996, p. 247.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Credits.
  10. ^
  11. ^ a b c d e Phantom Horns.
  12. ^ Kim Wilde.
  13. ^ Reed 1999, p. 37.
  14. ^ Perone 1998, pp. 19,30.
  15. ^ Thomson 2004, p. 164.
  16. ^ Badman 2009, p. 404.
  17. ^ Bogovich-Posner 2003, p. 18.
  18. ^ Robbins-TrouserPress.
  19. ^ Schwann Spectrum 1995, p. 249.
  20. ^ Bennett 2005, p. 377.
  21. ^ Pegg 2006, p. 381.
  22. ^ Love Will Find a Way (1994).
  23. ^ Paradise (2002).


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