In June 1974.

In June 1974, “Vertigo” label released “Banquet”, the fourth Lucifer’s Friend album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by John Lawton, Peter Hesslein, Dieter Horns, Herbert Bornhold and Peter Hecht.

Personnel:

  • John Lawton– lead vocals, arrangements
  • Peter Hesslein – electric and acoustic guitars, 12-string guitar, percussion, backing vocals, arrangements
  • Dieter Horns – bass, backing vocals, arrangements
  • Herbert Bornhold – drums, percussion, backing vocals, arrangements
  • Peter Hecht – piano, organ, Moog synthesizer, electric piano, arrangements
  • Herb Geller – alto saxophone, flute
  • Karl-Hermann Lüer – baritone saxophone
  • Stefan Dobrzynski – tenor saxophone
  • Wilfried Schoberanzky – bassoon
  • Klaus Holle – flute
  • Franz Behle – oboe
  • Rolf Lind – French horn
  • Hans Alves – English horn
  • Kurt Donocik, Luigi Schaufub, Walter Hillinghaus – cello
  • Günter Fulisch, Heinz Reese, Waldemar Erbe, Wolfgang Ahlers – trombone
  • Bob Lanese, Heinz Habermann, Manfred Moch – trumpet
  • Bruno Korzuschek, Günter Grünig, Werner Knupke – viola
  • Fritz Köhnsen, Günter Klein, Günther Zander, Heinz Donocik, Helmut Jochens, Helmut Rahn, Ingeborg Kaufmann, Otto Kaufmann, Reinhold Gabriel, Senia Daschewski – violin
  • Dave Brian, Elvira Herbert, Sheila McKinley – choir
  • Peter Hecht – horns and strings arrangement
  • Volker Heintzen – engineer
  • Sebastian F.B. Dietrich – photography

Track listing:

  1. Spanish Galleon – Peter Hesslein, John Lawton
  2. Thus Spoke Oberon – Bacardit, Docker, Peter Hesslein, John Lawton
  3. High Flying Lady – Goodbye – Bacarit, Peter Hesslein, John Lawron, O’Brian – Docker
  4. Sorrow – Peter Hesslein, John Lawton
  5. Dirty Old Town – Peter Hesslein, Horns, John Lawton

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