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'Official' recordings listed by year

The first collection of songs were recorded in 1976 at Acorn Studio Stonesfield (later Solid State Logic's home studio) with Rob Hundley on bass - these recordings now serve up amusement and acute embarrassment in equal measure - hence are not listed here! There are also numerous songs that have only been recorded as notepad demos or live - which also are not listed.

1980
First demo
  • If you wanna dance - listen to the band play
  • Don't mess with me
  • Baby won't come back
  • Don't know the rules
  • Communique
  • All the girls together
  • Need your love today
  • Although it's over now
as E.S.D.B
  • RB - guitar, vocal
  • Bob Prowse - guitar, production
  • David Smith - bass
  • Ian Campbell - drums
  • Terry Alderton - production

1981
Hey Camilla
  • Hey Camilla *
  • Girls in trouble *
  • Even when I'm with you *
  • Show me the way into your dreams *
  • In at the kill *
  • International *
  • Landing light
  • When you're there
  • Whispers in the corner (live)
as E.S.D.B
  • RB - guitar, vocal
  • Bob Prowse - guitar, production
  • David Smith - bass
  • Ian Campbell - drums
  • Terry Alderton - production*

1982
Dance Therapy (the five finger crawl)
  • Trust me
  • You are the one
  • Running out of air
  • Fill it with fire
  • Truth in what we say
  • That's the way that it goes
  • Dance therapy
  • a - animated dancer
  • b - soul to soul
  • c - funk on my radio
  • d - basin blues 84
  • e - you're so mechanical
  • The sea in April
  • Falling away
  • Don't give me ......
as E.S.D.B
  • RB - guitar, vocal
  • Bob Prowse - guitar, production
  • David Smith - bass
  • Ian Campbell - drums


1983
A New U
  • Real world
  • A new U
  • Kiss me strong
  • Feels like heaven
  • Acrobat of love
  • Silent sympathy
  • Girl in chains
as A New U
  • RB - guitar, vocal
  • Bob Prowse - guitar, production
  • David Smith - bass
  • Ian Campbell - drums
  • Robert Gripper - keyboards
  • Barbara Thompson - vocals
1984
Second Sight - Polygram Far East
  • Tonight You Are
  • A letter to you
artist Tracy Huang
  • RB - guitar, vocal, keyboards
  • Ramli Shariff - bass
  • Spencer Chan - keyboards
  • Tony Zee - drums
  • Eric Yeo - production
and
  • Spirits as one
artist Christina Ong
  • RB - guitar, vocal, keyboards
  • John Herbert - production
1985
  • Price of their love
  • Marion
as Repeal the beating heart
  • RB - guitar, vocal, keyboards
  • Mark Sweeney - bass
  • John Sissons - drums
  • Robert Gripper - production
1986
Quite Suddenly Last September
  • My heart defends
  • Blue blue moments
  • Running for the train
  • Gloria
as Rob Beckinsale
  • RB - guitar, keyboards, vocal
  • Bob Prowse - guitar, production
  • David Smith - bass
  • Ian Campbell - drums
1987
Not Just Not Here
  • I'll say I was right
  • Don't give me the pleasure of leaving you
  • Running in the rain
  • Maybe your love
  • Times like these
  • Is this really England
as Rob Beckinsale
  • RB - guitar, vocal, keyboards
  • Paul Kelly (PK) - sax, vocal, production
1988
Les Dawson Plays Herbie Hancock
  • Done and over in L.A.
  • Finally we're through
  • Sometimes you can be cold
  • Solo
  • Down the line
  • Maybe your love
  • A soft summer rain
  • E. Scott shuffle (the duckwalk)
as Rob Beckinsale
  • RB - guitar, vocal, keyboards
  • Bob Prowse - bass, production
  • Mick Hayes - sax (alto, soprano), flute
  • David Peters - bass
  • Kevin Deegan - keyboards
  • Robert Hundley - fretless bass
1989
Pools Of Light Surrounded By Darkness
  • Madman on the line
  • Head over her heart
  • Some-one's going to cry
  • An uncommon arrangement
  • Boxes and sacks
as Rob Beckinsale
  • RB - guitar, vocal, keyboards
  • Bob Prowse - bass, production
  • Mick Hayes - sax (alto, soprano), flute
1990
Trial By Television
  • Janet and John grew up
  • Trial by television
  • Instant religion
  • Beneath the defensive
as Rob Beckinsale
  • RB - guitar, vocal, keyboards
  • Bob Prowse - bass, production
  • Mick Hayes - sax (alto, soprano), flute
1992
Singapore Pop
  • House of love
  • Groove Dr
  • I long (oriental tune)
  • The first time will be the last time
  • Money and love
as Singapore Pop
  • RB - guitar, vocal, keyboards, programming
  • Christina Ong - vocal
1993
The Confectioners Weakness
  • Between forty and four
  • Love'll find me
  • Unfaithful one
  • May be may not (sweet vitality screaming)
  • Neurotic notions
  • Fatman in a taxi
  • Song for a new friend
  • Charlotte
  • The Cherrythief
  • Holiday poem
  • Island girl
  • Waiting for that face
  • Feel me breathe
  • Skylark over Transfer Bridge
as Rob Beckinsale
  • RB - guitar, vocal, keyboards, programming
  • Paul Henry - guitar
  • Dave Gregory - guitar
  • Mick Hayes - sax (alto, soprano), flute
1995
Typical Heads
  • Typical heads
  • Never be peace
  • Always
  • We know who you are
  • Invisible legacy
  • Binary life
  • There is a happy land
  • New flesh
  • Stephen knows nothing
  • Praying for rain
  • Man in an office
  • Holiday for the working man
  • You wanted it all so badly
  • New lit candle
  • Time is not a road to walk down
  • Anni's song
as Rob Beckinsale
  • RB - guitar, vocal, keyboards, programming
  • Mick Hayes - sax (alto, soprano), flute
1996
Inbetweentimes
  • Stuff
  • Tellme
  • Joanne
  • Antimary
  • Beatoftheart
  • Clubbinit
as Rob Beckinsale
  • RB - guitar, vocal, keyboards, programming
  • Mick Hayes - sax (alto, soprano), flute
  • Pete Lamb - production
1997
Music for schools
Music to accompany "The Selfish Giant"
as Rob Beckinsale
  • RB - guitar, keyboards, programming
1998
Music for schools
Music to accompany "We're going on a bear hunt"
as Rob Beckinsale
  • RB - guitar, keyboards, programming
2000
The Year I Forgot Who I Was
  • Sometime soon
  • You changed
  • You may find yourself
  • Make the world still
  • Don't cry anymore
  • Perfect imperfect
  • They go shopping
  • and the rain it fell
  • They never wanted to be
  • Love songs for grown ups
  • The year I forgot who I was
  • River of Blood
  • Microcosm
as Rob Beckinsale
  • RB - vocal, guitar, keyboards, programming
2001
Aural Candy
  • Gone
  • Hurt
  • Only Nick Lowe
as Rob Beckinsale
  • RB - vocal, guitar, keyboards, programming
2003
Small boy in a room of broken toys
  • Small boy in a room of broken toys
  • Guess who that was
  • I am but a fool (version 2)
  • No one to talk to but the wind
  • Mitchell's legacy
  • The wedding of the May Queen
  • Tell her now
  • Portrait of the artist as a piece of string
  • Anything
  • Riverside girls
  • I am but a fool (version 1)
  • Time and tide
  • Knitting/Virus/f.o.m.r
  • You don't know shit
  • Portrait of the artist (acoustic mix)
as Rob Beckinsale
  • RB - vocal, guitar, keyboards, programming
2003
In the spirit of enchantment
  • Cubist
  • The fire of the soul
  • The allure of the sparkling pool
  • Hush
  • Three for leaning
  • Riverside girls (2)
  • Dance of silence
  • The spectre of war
  • Darkness
as Rob Beckinsale
  • RB - vocal, guitar, keyboards, programming
2005
Unreliable Witness
  • Dance you buggers dance
  • Where were you when I didn't need you?
  • Country life, town life
  • The big deal
  • The river
  • Playing with my heart
  • Angry
  • Welcome to now
  • Thanksgiving day
  • Come close
  • The lout is free
  • Unreliable witness (extra track)
as Rob Beckinsale
  • RB - vocal, guitar, keyboards, programming
2006
Random thoughts and production line songs 1
  • 1812
  • best enjoyed alone
  • girl and the double rainbow
  • halloweenlofilatinfunthrash
  • kicking for sport
  • laugh
  • lie to me
  • madcap requiem
  • matilda dances
  • tail lights in the fog
  • the chipped heart
  • the other woman
  • tomorrow's heartbeats
  • cross town bus
  • maybe I don't care
  • going home
  • bottle of joy
as Rob Beckinsale
  • RB - vocal, guitar, keyboards, programming
2007
Random thoughts and production line songs 2
  • addict
  • blind
  • did I say something wrong
  • down down down
  • find a way to amaze
  • hey little dreamer
  • silk scarf and sofa
  • watch the skies
  • under a brooding sky
  • watch the blood run
  • greens groove
  • running from the answer
  • cry yourself to sleep
  • bond retro theme (strictly 2008)
as Rob Beckinsale
  • RB - vocal, guitar, keyboards, programming
2008
Sweetheart of the raceway
(a thank you to some of the Country/Rock influences of my youth)
  • sweetheart of the raceway
  • heartbreak in three acts
  • trailer park mamma
  • the fallen
  • lullaby
  • eloise
  • social insecurity
  • blue mountain ska
  • the traveller
  • troubadour heart
  • the other woman
  • running from the answer
  • country shuffle
as Rob Beckinsale
  • RB - vocal, guitar, keyboards, programming

Random thoughts and production line songs 3
  • death of an atheist
  • you're not on my mind
as Rob Beckinsale
  • RB - vocal, guitar, keyboards, programming
2009
Funkty HaHa
  • amaze yourself
  • delerious
  • talking numbers
  • cry an ocean
as Fakermonkeys
  • RB - vocal, guitar, keyboards
  • Mike Anstey - guitars
  • Paul Yallop - bass
  • Ant Henderson - drums
plus
Random thoughts and production line songs 4
  • go
  • sex changes everything
  • my meteor
as Rob Beckinsale
  • RB - vocal, guitar, keyboards, programming
2010
Flag
  • Nightfall
  • Wait
  • Death of and atheist
  • My Meteor
  • Waiting for the rain
  • Once I was a dreamer
  • Hey little dreamer
  • Cry
  • Dancing at arms length
  • Down down down
  • The last party
  • Addict
  • The silk scarfe and sofa
  • Cold
as Rob Beckinsale
  • RB - vocal, guitar, keyboards, programming
plus
Random thoughts and production line songs 5
  • Bad Night
  • God's Fridy Night Blues
  • She's Evil
  • Watch the skies (reworked)
  • Old Fox
  • Not as easy as that..
  • Better than watching TV
  • The girl from Matalan
  • Helpless in the wake of progress
  • Shake it with me
  • The not quite girl
as Rob Beckinsale
  • RB - vocal, guitar, keyboards, programming
2011
Random thoughts and production line songs 6
  • Curtain of tears - written for and sung by Michaela Hinton
  • An invisible man
  • Hold tight
as Rob Beckinsale
  • RB - vocal, guitar, keyboards, programming

Extended Playtime One EP
  • New shoes
  • Down down down
  • Rollercoaster
  • Dead weight
as auralcandy
  • Mike Anstey - guitar, mix, mastering
  • Chris Kerslake - bass guitar
  • Jon Kerslake - drums and percussion (acoustic and electric)
  • RB - vocal, guitar, keyboards, programming
    (released on the rawtunes label - 10" vinyl and digital download only)
2013

by charing cross station I lay down and slept
  • highway song
  • it hasn't rained for a week
  • as easy as that
  • rise and fall
  • drinking song
as auralcandy
  • Mike Anstey - guitar, mix, mastering
  • Chris Kerslake - bass guitar
  • Jon Kerslake - drums and percussion (acoustic and electric)
  • RB - vocal, guitar, keyboards, programming
    (released on the rawtunes label - CD and digital download)
2014

occasional moments of clarity
  • toxic butterfly effect
  • gloriana
  • i'm a piece of paper
  • beast of the art
  • always standing in someone else's glory
  • the day the swallows went away
  • trapped
  • the burden
  • build your own destiny now
  • nightfalls
as auralcandy
  • Mike Anstey - guitar, mix, mastering
  • Chris Kerslake - bass guitar
  • Jon Kerslake - drums and cajon
  • RB - vocal, guitar, keyboards, programming
    (released on the rawtunes label - CD and digital download) songs by Rob apart from beast - lyrics by Rob, music by auralcandy