Best Progressive Rock albums

1968

The Soft Machine: The Soft Machine (1968)

Label: Probe

Personnel: 

  • Robert Wyatt – drums, lead vocals
  • Mike Ratledge – Lowrey Holiday De Luxe organ, piano 
  • Kevin Ayers – bass, lead vocals , backing vocals, piano 
  • Hugh Hopper – bass 
  • The Cake – backing vocals
  • Byron Goto, Eli Allman & Henry Epstein – cover art

Producer: Chas Chandler – Tom Wilson

Track listing

  1. Hope for Happiness – Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge, Brian Hopper
  2. Joy of a Toy – Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge
  3. Hope for Happines (Reprise) – Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge, Brian Hopper
  4. Why Am I So Short? – Mike Ratledge, Kevin Ayers, Hugh Hopper
  5. So Boot If At All – Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge, Robert Wyatt
  6. A Certain Kind – Hugh Hopper
  7. Save yourself – Robert Wyatt
  8. Priscilla – Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge, Robert Wyatt
  9. Lullabye Letter – Kevin Ayers
  10. We Did it Again – Kevin Ayers
  11. Plus Belle qu’une Poubelle – Kevin Ayers
  12. Why Are We Sleeping – Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge, Robert Wyatt
  13. Box 25/4 Ltd. – Mike Ratledge, Hugh Hopper

1969

King Crimson: In the Court of Crimson King (1969)

Label: Island

Personnel: 

  • Robert Fripp – guitars, production
  • Michael Giles – drums, percussion, backing vocals, production
  • Greg Lake – lead vocals, bass guitar, production
  • Ian McDonald – saxophone, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, mellotron, harpsichord, piano, organ, vibraphone, backing vocals, production
  • Peter Sinfield – lyrics, illumination, production

Producer: King Crimson

Track listing

  1. 21st Century Schizoid Man – Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, Greg Lake, Michael Giles, Peter Sinfield
  2. I Talk to the Wind – Ian McDonald, Peter Sinfield
  3. Epitaph – Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, Greg Lake, Michael Giles and Peter Sinfield
  4. Moonchild – Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, Greg Lake, Michael Giles, Peter Sinfield
  5. The Court of the Crimson King – Ian McDonald, Peter Sinfield

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Jethro Tull: Stand Up (1969)

Label: Island 

Personnel: 

  • Ian Anderson – vocals, flute, acoustic guitar, Hammond organ, piano, mandolin, balalaika, mouth organ
  • Martin Lancelot Barre – electric guitar, flute 
  • Glenn Cornick – bass guitar
  • Clive Bunker – drums, percussion
  • Andy Johns – bass guitar on “Look into The Sun

Producer: Ian Anderson, Terry Ellis

Track listing

All tracks by Ian Anderson except where noted.

  1. A New Day Yesterday
  2. Jeffrey Goes to Leicester Square
  3. Bouree – J.S.Bach – arr. Anderson
  4. Back to Family
  5. Look Into the Sun
  6. Nothing is Easy
  7. Fat Man
  8. We Used to Know
  9. Reasons for Waiting
  10. For a Thousand Mothers

Pink Floyd - Ummagumma 1969

Pink Floyd: Ummagumma (1969)

Label: Harvest:

Personnel: 

  • David Gilmour – lead guitar, vocals, all instruments and vocals on “The Narrow Way”
  • Nick Mason – percussion, all instruments (except flutes) 
  • Roger Waters – bass guitar, vocals, all instruments and vocals 
  • Richard Wright – organ, keyboards, vocals, all instruments 
  • Lindy Mason – flutes 
  • Ron Geesin – additional vocals

Producer: Pink Floyd, Norman Smith

Track listing

Record one – Live album

  1. Astronomy Domine – Syd Barrett
  2. Careful With That Axe, Eugene – Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason, David Gilmour
  3. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun – Roger Waters
  4. A Saucerful of Secrets – Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason, David Gilmour

Record two – Studio album

  1. Sysyphus (parts 1-4) – Richard Wright
  2. Grantchester Meadows – Roger Waters
  3. Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict – Roger Waters
  4. The Narrow Way (parts 1-3) – David Gilmour
  5. The Grand Vizier’s Garden Party (part 1: Entrance; part 2: Entertainment; part 3: Exit – Nick Mason

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The Flock: The Flock (1969)

Label: Sony Music Entertainment

Personnel: 

  • Jerry Goodman – violin, guitars, vocals
  • Fred Glickstein – guitars, lead vocals
  • Jerry Smith – bass guitar, vocals
  • Ron Karpman – drums
  • Rick Canoff – tenor saxophone, vocals
  • Tom Webb – tenor saxophone, harmonica
  • Frank Posa – trumpet

Producer: John McClure

Track listing

All tracks by The Flock, except where noted.

  1. Introduction
  2. Clown
  3. I Am The Tall Tree
  4. Tired of Waiting- Ray Davies
  5. Store Bought – Store Thought
  6. Truth

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Pussy: Pussy Plays (1969)

Label: Morgan Blue Town

Personnel: 

  • Dek Boyce – vocals
  • Barry Clark – guitars
  • Peter Whiteman – keyboards
  • Jez Turner – bass
  • Steve Townsend – drums

Producer: Danny Beckerman

Track listing

  1. Come Back Jun – Beckerman
  2. All of My Life – Beckerman
  3. We Built the Sun – Clark andBeckerman
  4. Comets – Beckerman
  5. Tragedy In F. Minor – Beckerman
  6. The Open Ground – Clark and Townsend
  7. Everybody’s Song – Clark and Beckerman
  8. E. A. B. – Clark and Beckerman

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Kevin Ayers: Joy of a Toy (1969)

Label: Harvest

Personnel: 

  • Kevin Ayers – guitars, bass,vocals
  • Robert Wyatt – drums
  • David Bedford – piano, mellotron, arranger
  • Mike Ratledge – organ
  • Hugh Hopper – bass
  • Paul Buckmaster – cello
  • Rob Tait – drums 
  • Paul Minns – oboe
  • Syd Barrett – guitar 
  • Richard Sinclair – bass
  • Richard Coughlan – drums
  • David Sinclair – organ
  • The Ladybirds – backing vocals

Producer: Kevin Ayers, Peter Jenner

Track listing

All ytacks by Kevin Ayers

  1. Joy of a Toy Continued
  2. Town Feeling
  3. The Clarietta Rag
  4. Girl on a Swing
  5. Song for Insane Times
  6. Stop This Train (Again Doing It)
  7. Eleanor’s Cake (Which Ate Her)
  8. The Lady Rachel
  9. Oleh Oleh Bandu Bandong
  10. All This Crazy Gift of Time

Locomotive: We are everything you see (1970)

Locomotive: We Are Everything You See (1970)

Label: Parlaphone

Personnel: 

  • Norman Haines – lead vocals, piano, organ, mellotron, harpsichord, 
  • Mick Hincks – bass, backing vocals, lead vocal
  • Bob Lamb – drums, percussion
  • Bill Madge – tenor sax
  • Dick Hecktall-Smith – tenor sax
  • Chris Mercer – tenor sax
  • Lynn Dobson – tenor sax
  • Mick Taylor – trumpet
  • Henry Lowther – trumpet

Producer: Gus Dudgeon

Track listing

  1. Overture – Norman Haines
  2. Armageddon – Norman Haines
  3. Now is the End – The End Is When – Mick Taylor
  4. Lay Me Down Gently – Norman Haines
  5. Nobody Asked You to Come – Nigel Phillips, Norman Haines
  6. You Must Be Joking – Norman Haines
  7. A Day in Shining Armour – Nigel Phillips, Norman Haines
  8. The Loves of Augustus Abbey – part one – Nigel Phillips,  Norman Haines
  9. Rain – Mick Hincks
  10. The Loves of Augustus Abbey – part two – Nigel Phillips, Norman Haines
  11. Coming Down – Moskowitz, Byrd
  12. Love Song for the Dead Che –  Byrd
  13. The Loves of Augustus Abbey – part three – Nigel Phillips,  Norman Haines
  14. Times of Light and Darkness – Norman Haines

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Van Der Graaf Generator: The Least We Can Do Is To Wave To Each Other (1970)

Label: Charisma Records

Personnel: 

  • Peter Hammill – acoustic guitar and lead vocals; piano 
  • Hugh Banton – Farfisa organ, piano and backing vocals
  • Guy Evans – drums and percussion
  • Nic Potter – bass guitar and electric guitar
  • David Jackson – tenor and alto sax, flute and backing vocals
  • Mike Hurwitz – cello on 
  • Gerry Salisbury – cornet on 

Producer: John Anthony

Track listing

All tracks by Peter Hammill except where noted.

  1. Darkness (11/11)
  2. Refugees
  3. White Hammer
  4. Whatever Would Robert Have Said?
  5. Out of My Book – Pater Hammill, David Jackson
  6. After the Flood

1970

Amon Düü II: Yeti (1970)

Label: Liberty Records

Personnel: 

  • Renate Knaup – vocals, tambourine
  • John Weinzierl – guitar, 12 string guitar, vocals
  • Chris Karrer – violin, guitar, 12 string guitar, vocals
  • Falk Rogner – organ
  • Dave Anderson – bass
  • Peter Leopold – drums
  • Christian “Shrat” Thierfeld – bongos, vocals
  • Rainer Bauer – guitar, vocals
  • Ulrich Leopold – bass
  • Thomas Keyserling – flute

Producer: Olaf Kübler – Amon Düül II

Track listing

All tracks by Amon Düül II, except where noted.

  1. Soap Shop Rock
  • Burning Sister
  • Halluzination Guillotine
  • Gulp a Sonata
  • Flesh-Coloured Anti-Aircraft Alarm
  1. She Came Through the Chimney
  2. Archangels Thunderbird – Amon Düül II, Sigfried Loch
  3. Cerberus
  4. The Return of Rübezahl
  5. Eye-Shaking King
  6. Pale Gallery
  7. Yeti (Improvisation)
  8. Yeti Talks to Yogi (Improvisation)
  9. Sandoz in the Rain (Improvisation)

Front Copy 1970

East Of Eden: Snafu (1970)

Label: Deram

Personnel: 

  • Dave Arbus – violin, wind instruments
  • Geoff Britton – drums, percussion
  • Ron Caines – saxophones, vocals
  • Geoff Nicholson – guitars, vocals
  • Andy Sneddon – bass

Producer: David Hitchcock – Ritchie Gottehrer

Track listing

All tracks by East Of Eden, except where noted.

  1. Have to Whack It Up
  2. Leaping Beauties for Rudy
    b. Marcus Junior  – Don Drummond and East Of Eden
  3. Xhorkham
    b.  Ramadham 
    c. In the Snow for a Blow
  4. Uno transito Ciapori  
  5. Gum Arabic                                                                                                            a.Confucius
  6. Nymphenburger
  7. Habibi Baby
    b. Beast of Sweden 
    c. Boehm Constrictor
  8. Traditional: arranged by East of Eden 

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Soft Machine: Third (1970)

Label:CBS

Personnel: 

  • Mike Ratledge – Hohner Pianet, Lowrey organ, piano 
  • Hugh Hopper – bass guitar 
  • Robert Wyatt – drums, vocals, Hammond Organ, Hohner Pianet, piano, bass
  • Elton Dean – alto saxophone, saxello 
  • Lyn Dobson – soprano saxophone, flute 
  • Jimmy Hastings – flute, bass clarinet 
  • Rab Spall – violin
  • Nick Evans – trombone 

Producer: Soft Machine

Track listing

  1. Facelift – Hugh Hopper
  2. Slightly All the Time – Mike Ratledge                                               Including:                                                                                                           Noisette – Hugh Hopper                                                                   Backwards – Mike Ratledge                                                                 Noisette Reprise  – Hugh Hopper
  3. Moon in June – Robert Wyatt
  4. Out-Bloody-Rageous –Mike Ratledge 

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King Crimson: Lizard (1970)

Label: Island

Personnel: 

  • Robert Fripp – guitar, Mellotron, synthesizer, organ, devices
  • Peter Sinfield – lyrics, VCS3, pictures
  • Mel Collins – saxophone, flute
  • Gordon Haskell – bass guitar, vocals
  • Andy McCulloch – drums
  • Keith Tippett – acoustic and electric pianos
  • Robin Miller – oboe, cor anglais
  • Mark Charig – cornet
  • Nick Evans – trombone
  • Jon Anderson – vocals 

Producer: Robert Fripp – Peter Sinfield

All tracks by Robert Fripp and Peter Sinfield

  1. Cirkus including Entry of the Chameleons
  2. Indoor Games
  3. Happy Family
  4. Lady of the Dancing Water
  5. Lizard
  • (a) Prince Rupert Awakes
  • (b) Bolero – The Peacock’s Tale
  • (c) The Battle of Glass Tears
    • Dawn Song
    • Last Skirmish
    • Prince Rupert’s Lament                                                                                     (d) Big Top  

1970

Van Der Graaf Generator: H to He Who Am the Only One (1970)

Label: Charisma Records

Personnel: 

  • Guy Evans – drums, tympani, percussion
  • Hugh Banton – Hammond and Farfisa organs, piano, oscillator, vocals; bass 
  • Peter Hammill – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, piano 
  • David Jackson – alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone and devices, flute, vocals
  • Nic Potter – bass guitar 
  • Robert Fripp – guitar 

Producer: John Anthony

Track listing

All tracks by Peter Hammill, except where noted.

  1. Killer – Peter Hammill, Chris Judge Smith, Hugh Banton
  2. House With No Door
  3. The Emperor in His War Room                                                                          а. The Emperor                                                                                                        b. The Room
  4. Lost                                                                                                                                 a. The Dance in Sand and Sea                                                                           b. The Dance in Frost
  5. Pioneers Over C – Peter Hammill, David Jackson
  6. Squid1 / Squid 2 / Octopus
  7. The Emperor in His War Room (first version)

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T2:  It All Work Out in Boomland (1970)

Label: Decca

Personnel: 

  • Keith Cross – guitars, keyboards, harmony vocals
  • Peter Dunton  – drums, lead vocals
  • Bernard Jinks – bass guitar, harmony vocals

Producer: Mike Dune

Track listing

  1. In Circles – Peter Dunton
  2. L.T. – Peter Dunton
  3. No More White Horses – Peter Dunton
  4. Morning – Peter Dunton

1970

Caravan: If I Could Do It All Over Again, I’d Do It All Over You (1970)

Label: Decca

Personnel: 

  • Richard Coughlan – drums, congas, bongos, maracas, finger cymbals
  • Richard Sinclair – vocals, bass guitar, tambourine, hedge clippers
  • Pye Hastings – vocals, 6 and 12 string electric guitars, 6 string acoustic guitar, claves
  • David Sinclair – organ, piano, harpsichord
  • Jimmy Hastings – saxophone, flute

Producer: Terry King

Track listing

All tracks by Richard Coughlan, Pye Hastings, Richard Sinclair and Dave Sinclair.

  1. If I Could Do It All Over Again, I’d Do It All Over You
  2. And I Wish I Were Stoned / Don’t Worry
  3. As I Feel I Die
  4. With an Ear to the Ground You Can Make It / Martinian / Only Cox / Reprise
  5. Hello Hello
  6. Asforteri
  7. Can’t Be Long Now / Françoise / For Richard / Warlock
  8. Limits

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The Web: I Spider (1970)

Label: Deram

Personnel: 

  • Dave Lawson: vocals, keyboards, piano, organ, mellotron, harpsichord
  • Tony Edwards: electric & acoustic Guitars
  • Tom Harris: tenor & soprano sax, concert & alto flute, tambourine
  • John Eaton: bass, cabassa
  • Lennie Wright: drums, percussion
  • Kenny Beveridge: drums, percussion

Producer: Lennie Wright – The Web

Track listing

All tracks by Dave Lawson

  1. Concerto for Bedsprings
    • I Can’t Sleep
    • Sack Song
    • Peaceful Sleep
    • You Can Keep the Good Life
    • Loner
  2. I Spider
  3. Love You
  4. Ymphasomniac
  5. Always I Wait

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King Crimson: In the Wake of Poseidon (1970)

Label: Island

Personnel: 

  • Robert Fripp – guitars, mellotron, celesta, electric piano, devices, production
  • Greg Lake – vocals 
  • Peter Sinfield – words, production
  • Mel Collins – saxophones, flute 
  • Michael Giles – drums
  • Peter Giles – bass guitar
  • Gordon Haskell – vocals 
  • Keith Tippett – piano

Producer: Robert Fripp – Peter Sinfield

Track listing

All tracks by Robert Fripp and Peter Sinfield, except where noted.

  1. Peace – A Beginning
  2. Pictures of a City (including 42nd at Treadmill)
  3. Cadence and Cascade
  4. In the Wake of Poseidon (including Libra’s Theme)
  5. Peace – A Theme
  6. Cat food – Robert Fripp, Peter Sinfield, Ian McDonald
  7. The Devil’s Triangle (instrumental)  – Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald                                                                                                          a. Merday Morn                                                                                                              b. Hand of Sceiron                                                                                            c. Garden of Worm
  8. Peace – An End

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Third Ear Band: Third Ear Band (1970)

Label: Harvest

Personnel: 

  • Paul Minns – oboe
  • Glen Sweeney – percussion
  • Ursula Smith – cello
  • Richard Coff – violin and viola

Producer: Andrew King

Track listing

All tracks by Richard Coff, Paul Minns, Ursula Smith and Glen Sweeney.

  1. Air
  2. Earth
  3. Fire
  4. Water

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Kevin Ayers & The Whole World: Shooting at the Moon (1970)

Label: Harvest

Personnel: 

  • Kevin Ayers – guitar, bass, vocals
  • David Bedford – organ, piano, accordion, marimbaphone, guitar
  • Lol Coxhill  – saxophone, Zoblophone
  • Mike Oldfield – bass, guitar, vocal
  • Mick Fincher – drums, percussion, bottles, ashtrays
  • Bridget St. John – vocals
  • The Whole World Chorus – vocals

Producer: Kevin Ayers – Peter Jenner

Track listing

All tracks by Kevin Ayers

  1. May I?
  2. Rheinhardt & Geraldine/Colores Para Dolores
  3. Lunatics Lament
  4. Pisser Dans un Violon
  5. The Oyster and the Flying Fish
  6. Underwater
  7. Clarence in Wonderland
  8. Red Green and You Blue
  9. Shooting at the Moon

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Caravan: In the Land of Grey and Pink (1971)

Label: Deram

Personnel: 

  • Richard Sinclair – bass guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Pye Hastings – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • David Sinclair – organ, piano, Mellotron, harmony vocals
  • Richard Coughlan – drums, percussions
  • Jimmy Hastings – flute, tenor sax, piccolo
  • Dave Grinstead – cannon, bell and wind

Producer: David Hitchcock

Track listing

All tracks by Richard Coughlan, Pye Hastings, Dave Sinclair and Richard Sinclair

  1. Golf Girl
  2. Winter Wine
  3. Love to Love You (And Tonight Pigs Will Fly)
  4. In the Land of Grey and Pink
  5. Nine Feet Underground”
  • Nigel Blows a Tune
  • Love’s a Friend
  • Make it 76
  • Dance of the Seven Paper Hankies
  • Hold Grandad by the Nose
  • Honest I Did!
  • Disassociation
  • 100% Proof

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Kevin Ayers: Whatevershebringswesing (1971)

Label: Harvest

Personnel: 

  • Kevin Ayers – vocals, guitar, bass
  • David Bedford – keyboards, orchestral arrangements
  • Mike Oldfield – bass, guitar 
  • Dave Dufort – drums 
  • William Murray – percussion 
  • Tony Carr – drums 
  • Robert Wyatt – Harmony vocals 
  • Didier Malherbe – saxophone, flute 
  • Gerry Fields – violin
  • Johnny Van Derek – violin 
  • Bruce Malamut – flugelhorns, incidental brass 

Producer: Kevin Ayers – Andrew King

Track listing

All tracks by Kevin Ayers, except where noted.

  1. There is Loving /Among Us/ There is Loving – David Bedford (Among Us)
  2. Margaret
  3. Oh My
  4. Song from the Bottom of a Well
  5. Whatevershebringswesing
  6. Stranger in Blue Suede Shoes
  7. Champagne Cowboy Blues
  8. Lullaby

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East Of Eden: Jig-a-Jig (1971)

Label: Deram

Personnel: 

  • Dave Arbus – electric violin, flute, saxophone
  • Ron Caines – saxophone, keyboards, vocals
  • Geoff Nicholson – guitars, vocals
  • Andy Sneddon – bass guitar
  • Geoff Britton – drums

Producer: David Hitchcock

Track listing

  1. Jig-A-Jig
  2. Nymphenburger
  3. Medley:
    …Ramadhan 
    …In The Snow For A Blow 
    …Better Git It In your Soul 
    …Part 3 
  4. Northern Hemisphere
  5. Gum Arabic / Confusius
  6. Isadora
  7. Leaping Beauties for Rudy/Marcus Junior 

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John Cale & Terry Riley: Church of Antrax (1971)

Label: Columbia

Personnel: 

  • John Cale – keyboards, bass guitar, harpsichord, piano, guitar, viola, organ
  • Terry Riley – piano, organ, soprano saxophone
  • Adam Miller – vocals 
  • Bobby Colomby – drums
  • Bobby Gregg – drums

Producer: John Cale – Terry Riley

Track listing

 All tracks by John Cale and Terry Riley, except where noted. 

  1. Church of Anthrax
  2. The Hall of Mirrors in the Palace at Versailles
  3. The Soul of Patrick Lee – John Cale
  4. Ides of March
  5. The Protégé

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Soft Machine: 4 (1971)

Label: CBS

Personnel: 

  • Hugh Hopper – bass guitar
  • Mike Ratledge – Lowrey organ, Hohner piano, acoustic piano
  • Robert Wyatt – drums
  • Elton Dean – alto saxophone, saxello
  • Roy Babbington – double bass 
  • Mark Charig – cornet 
  • Nick Evans – trombone 
  • Jimmy Hastings – alto flute, bass clarinet 
  • Alan Skidmore – tenor saxophone 

Producer: Soft Machine

  1. Teeth – Mike Ratledge
  2. Kings and Queens – Hugh Hopper
  3. Fletcher’s Blemish – Elton Dean
  4. Virtually Part 1 – Hugh Hopper
  5. Virtually Part 2 – Hugh Hopper
  6. Virtually Part 3 – Hugh Hopper
  7. Virtually Part 4 – Hugh Hopper

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Egg: The Polite Force (1971)

Label: Deram

Personnel: 

  • Dave Stewart – organ, piano, tone generator, orchestron
  • Mont Campbell – bass, vocals
  • Clive Brooks – drums
  • Henry Lowther – trumpet 
  • Mike Davis – trumpet 
  • Bob Downes – tenor saxophone 
  • Tony Roberts – tenor saxophone 

Producer: Neil Slaven

Track listing

All tracks by Egg, except where noted. 

  1. A Visit to Newport Hospital
  2. Contrasong
  3. Boilk (incl. Durch Adams Fall Ist Ganz Verderbt) – J.S.Bach
  4. Long piece No. 3- Part 1
  5. Long piece No. 3- Part 2
  6. Long piece No. 3- Part 3
  7. Long piece No. 3- Part 4

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer:  Tarkus (1971)

Label: Island

Personnel: 

  • Keith Emerson – Hammond organ, St. Marks church organ, piano, celeste, Moog synthesizer
  • Greg Lake – vocals, bass, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Carl Palmer – drums, assorted percussion

Producer: Greg Lake

Track listing

  1. Tarkus
  • Eruption – Keith Emerson
  • Stones of Years – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake
  • Iconoclast – Keith Emerson
  • Mass – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake
  • Manticore – Keith Emerson
  • Battlefield – Greg Lake
  • Aquatarkus – Keith Emerson
  1. Jeremy Bender – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake
  2. Bitches Crystal – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake
  3. The Only Way (Hymn) – Keith Emerson and Greg Lake
  4. Infinite Space (Conclusion) – Keith Emerson, Carl Palmer
  5. A Time and a Place – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Carl Palmer
  6. Are You Ready Eddy – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Carl Palmer

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Cressida: Asylum (1971)

Label: Vertigo

Personnel: 

  • Angus Cullen – vocals, guitar, percussion
  • John Culley – lead guitar
  • Peter Jennings – organ, piano
  • Kevin McCarthy – bass
  • Iain Clark – drums, percussion
  • Harold McNair – flute
  • Paul Layton – acoustic guitar

Producer: Ossie Byrne

Track listing

  1. Asylum – Angus Cullen
  2. Munich – Peter Jennings
  3. Goodbye Post Office Tower, Goodbye- Angus Cullen
  4. Survivor – Angus Cullen
  5. Reprieved – Peter Jennings
  6. Lisa – Angus Cullen
  7. Summer Weekend of a Lifetime – Angus Cullen
  8. Let Them Come When They Will – Heyworth

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Beggars Opera: Waters of Change (1971)

Label: Vertigo

Personnel: 

  • Ricky Gardiner – lead guitar, vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Martin Griffiths – lead vocal, cow bell
  • Alan Park – organ, piano
  • Gordon Sellar  – bass, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Virginia Scott – mellotron, vocals
  • Raymond Wilson – percussion

Producer:  Martin – Coulter

Track listing

  1. Time Machine – Alan Park, Martin Griffiths, Ricky Gardiner
  2.  Lament – Alan Park, Raymond Wilson
  3. I’ve no idea – Alan Park, Martin Griffiths
  4. Nimbus – Gordon Sellar, Martin Griffits, Ricky Gardiner 
  5. Festival  – Alan Park, Erskine, Martin Griffits
  6. Silver Peacock (intro) – Alan Park, Martin Griffits, Virginia Scott
  7. Silver Peacock  – Alan Park, Martin Griffits, Virginia Scott
  8. Impromptu  – Ricky Gardiner, Virginia Scott
  9. The Fox – Martin Griffiths, Ricky Gardiner, Virginia Scott

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Jethro Tull: Aqualung (1971)

Label: Chrysalis

Personnel: 

  • Ian Anderson – vocals, acoustic guitar, flute
  • Clive Bunker – drums and percussion
  • Martin Barre – electric guitar, descant recorder
  • John Evan – piano, organ, mellotron
  • Jeffrey Hammond (“Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond”) – bass guitar, alto recorder and odd voices 
  • Glenn Cornick – bass guitar 
  • John Burns – recording Engineer
  • David Palmer – orchestral arrangements and conduction
  • Burton Silverman – album artwork
  • Terry Ellis – executive producer

Producer: Ian Anderson, Terry Ellis

Track listing

All tracks by Ian Anderson, except where noted. 

  1. Aqualung – Ian Anderson, Jennie Anderson
  2. Cross-Eyed Mary
  3. Cheap Day Return
  4. Mother Goose
  5. Wond’ring Aloud
  6. Up to Me
  7. My God
  8. Hymn 43
  9. Slipstream
  10. Locomotive Breath
  11. Wind-Up

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Gong: Camembert Electrique (1971)

Label: BYG Actuel

Personnel: 

  • Daevid Allen (“Bert Camembert”) – guitar, vocals, bass guitar 
  • Gilli Smyth (“Shakti Yoni”) – space whisper
  • Didier Malherbe (“Bloomdido Bad De Grass”) – saxophones and flute
  • Christian Tritsch (“Submarine Captain”) – bass, lead guitar 
  • Pip Pyle – drums
  • Eddy Luiss – Hammond organ, piano

Producer: Pierre Lattès

Track listing

  1. Radio Gnome Invisible – Daevid Allen
  2. You Can’t Kill Me – Daevid Allen
  3. I’ve Bin Stone Before – Daevid Allen / Mister Long Shanks – Daevid Allen / O Mother – Daevid Allen
  4. I Am Your Fantasy – Gilli Smyth, Christian Tritsch
  5. Dynamite  /  I Am Your Animal – Gilli Smyth, Christian Tritsch
  6. Wet Cheese Delirium – Daevid Allen
  7. Squeezing Sponges Over Policemen’s Heads – Daevid Allen
  8. Fohat Digs Holes in Space – Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth
  9. And You Tried so Hard – Christian Tritsch, Daevid Allen
  10. Tropical Fish – Daevid Allen / Selene – Daevid Allen
  11. Gnome the Second – Daevid Allen

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Faust: Faust (1971)

Label: Polydor

Personnel: 

  • Werner “Zappi” Diermaier – drums
  • Hans Joachim Irmler – organ
  • Arnulf Meifert – drums
  • Jean-Hervé Péron – bass guitar
  • Rudolf Sosna – guitar, keyboards
  • Gunter Wüsthoff – synthesiser, saxophone

Producer: Uwe Nettelbeck

Track listing

  1. Why Don’t You Eat Carrots – Faust
  2. ? – Faust, Rudolf Sosna
  3. Meadow Meal – Faust, Rudolf Sosna
  4. Miss Fortune – Faust

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Van Der Graaf Generator: Pawn Hearts (1971)

Label: Charisma

Personnel: 

  • Hugh Banton – Hammond E & C, Farfisa professional organs, piano, mellotron, ARP synthesizer, bass pedals, bass guitar, psychedelic razor, vocals
  • Guy Evans – drums, tympani, percussion, piano
  • Peter Hammill – lead vocals, acoustic and slide guitar, electric piano, piano
  • David Jackson – tenor, alto, and soprano saxophones, flute, vocals
  • Robert Fripp – electric guitar

Producer: John Anthony

Track listing

All tracks by Peter Hammill, except where noted.

  1. Lemmings (Including Cog)
  2. Theme one (Only on original US and Canadian releases) – George Martin
  3. Man – Erg
  4. A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers                                                                          a. Eyewitness                                                                                                             b. Pictures / Lighthouse – Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton                       c. Eyewitnes                                                                                                         d. S.H.M.                                                                                                           e. Presence of the Night                                                                             f. Kosmos Tours – Evan                                                                                             g.(Custard’s) Last stand                                                                                     h. The Clot Thickens – Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton, Evans, Jackson i. Land’s End (Sineline) – Jackson                                                        j. We Go Now – Jackson, Banton

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Gentle Giant: Acquiring the taste (1971)

Label: Vertigo

Personnel: 

  • Gary Green – 6-string electric guitar, electric guitars, 12 string electric guitar, 12 string electric wah-wah guitar,  mandolin , bass , donkey’s jawbone , cat calls , voice 
  • Kerry Minnear – Minimoog , piano , Hammond organ , Mellotron, harpsichord, electric piano, celeste , clavichord (track 3), xylophone,  vibraphone, tympani, cello, maracas, tambourine, lead vocals, vocals 
  • Derek Shulman – alto saxophone, clavichord, cowbell, lead vocals  
  • Phil Shulman – clarinet, trumpet, alto & tenor saxophone, piano, claves, maracas, lead vocals, vocals 
  • Ray Shulman – bass, violin, violins, viola, electric violin, Spanish guitar, 12 string guitars , tambourine, skulls, organ bass pedals, vocals 
  • Martin Smith – drums, tambourine, gong, side drum 
  • Paul Cosh – trumpet, organ                                                                                   Producer: Tony Visconti

All tracks by Kerry Minnear, Derek Shulman, Phil Shulman, and Ray Shulman. 

  1. Pantagruel’s Nativity
  2. Edge of Twilight
  3. The House, the Street, the Room
  4. Acquiring the Taste
  5. Wreck
  6. The Moon is Down
  7. Black Cat
  8. Plain Truth

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Samurai: Samurai (1971)

Label: Greenwich Gramophone Company

Personnel: 

  • Lennie Wright – drums, percussion
  • Kenny Beveridge – drums, percussion
  • Tony Edwards – guitars
  • John Eaton – bass
  • Dave Lawson – organ, piano, keyboards, vocals
  • Don Fay – winds
  • Tony Roberts – winds

Producer: Lennie Wright

Track listing

  1. Saving it up for so Long
  2. More Rain
  3. Maudie James
  4. Holy Padlock
  5. Give a Little Love
  6. Face in the Mirror
  7. As I Dried the Tears Away

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Ben: Ben (1971)

Label: Vertigo

Personnel: 

  • Peter Davey – alto, tenor, soprano and baritone saxophone, flute, clarinet
  • Alex Macleery – electric piano, harpsichord, Moog synthesizer
  • Gerry Reid – electric and acoustic guitars
  • Len Surtees – bass
  • David Sheen – drums, congas, percussion, vocals

Producer: Malcolm Koss

Track listing

  1. The Influence
    • The Wooing of the Child
    • The Innocence of the Child
    • The Interest of the Youth – Reid and Davey
    • The Involvement of the Men
    • The Realization – Macleery
    • The Wooing of the Man
    • The Conclusion – Macleert, Sheen, Reid, Surtees, Davey
  2. Gibbon
  3. Christmas Execution
  4. Gismo

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Yes: Fragile (1971)

Label: Atlantic

Personnel: 

  • Jon Anderson – lead and backing vocals
  • Steve Howe – electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Chris Squire – bass guitars, backing vocals, electric guitar
  • Rick Wakeman – Hammond organ, grand piano, RMI 368 Electra piano, harpsichord, Mellotron, Minimoog
  • Bill Bruford – drums, percussion

Producer: Yes, Eddy Offord

Track listing

  1. Roundabout – Jon Andersonm Steve Howe
  2. Cans and Brahms – Johannes Brahms
  3. We Have Heaven – Jon Anderson
  4. South Side of the Sky – Jon Anderson, Chris Squire
  5. Five Per Cent Per Nothing – Bill Bruford
  6. Kong Distance Runaround – Jon Anderson
  7. The Fish – Chris Squire
  8. Mood for a Day – Steve Howe
  9. Heart of the Sunrise – Jon Anderson, Chris Squire

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Dr.Z: Three Parts to My Soul (1971)

Label: Vertigo 

Personnel: 

  • Rob Watson – bass
  • Bob Watkins – drums, percussion
  • Keith Keyes – harpsichord, organ, vocals, piano
  • Producer – Keith Keyes 

Track listing

All tracks by Keith Keyes

  1. Evil Woman’s Manly Child
  2. Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra
  3. Summer for the Rose
  4. Burn in Anger
  5. Too Well Satisfied
  6. In a Token of Despair

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Jan Dukes De Grey:  Mice and Rats in the Loft (1971)

Label: Transatlantic Records

Personnel: 

  • Michael Bairstow – flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, percussion, keyboards
  • Denis Conlan – drums
  • Derek Noy – vocals, guitar, bas, keyboards, percussion

Producer: Stuart Taylor

Track listing

All tracks by Derek Noy

  1. Sun Symphonica
  2. Call of the Wild
  3. Mice and Rats in the Loft

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Nirvana: Local Anaesthetic (1972)

Label: Vertigo

Personnel: 

  • Patrick Campbell-Lyons
  • Alex Spyropoulos

Producer: Patrick Campbell-Lyons

Track listing

All tracks by Patrick Campbell-Lyons and Pete Kelly 

  1. Modus Operandi
  2. Home
    a) Salutation
    b) Construction
    c) Deconstruction
    d) Reconstruction
    e) Fanfare

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Focus: Focus 3 (1972)

Label: Polydor

Personnel: 

  • Thijs van Leer – keyboards, flute, piccolo, recorder, vocals
  • Jan Akkerman – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, lute
  • Bert Ruiter – bass guitar
  • Pierre van der Linden – drums

Producer: Mike Vernon 

Track listing

  1. Round Goes the Gossip – Thijs van Leer
  2. Love Remembered – Jan Akkerman
  3. Sylvia – Thijs van Leer
  4. Carnival Fugue – Thijs van Leer
  5. Focus III – Thijs van Leer
  6. Answers? Questions! Questions? Answers! – Jan Akkerman, Bert Ruiter
  7. Anonymus II (Part 1) – Thijs van Leer, Jan Akkerman, Ruiter, Pierre van der Linden
  8. Anonymus II (Conclusion) – Thijs van Leer, Jan Akkerman, Ruiter, Pierre van der Linden
  9. Elspeth of Nottingham – Jan Akkerman
  10. House of the King – Jan Akkerman

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Time: Time (1972)

Label: Jugoton

Personnel:

  • Dado Topić– vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, cover design
  • Mario Mavrin – bass guitar
  • Vedran P. Božić – guitar, vocal
  • Tihomir Pop Asanović – Hammond organ
  • Brane Lambert Živković – piano, flute
  • Ratko Divjak – drums, congas
  • Dabi Lukać – Moog synthesizer

Producer: Vladimir Mihaljek Miha

Track listing:

All tracks by Adolf Dado Topic

  1. Istina mašina
  2. Pjesma no. 3
  3. Hegedupa Upa
  4. Kralj alkohol
  5. Za koji život treba da se rodim

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Curved Air: Phantasmagoria (1972)

Label: Warner Bros.

Personnel: 

  • Sonja Kristina – lead vocals, acoustic guitar on “Melinda”
  • Francis Monkman – keyboards, electric guitar, percussion 
  • Florian Pilkington-Miksa – drums, percussion 
  • Darryl Way – violin, keyboards , tubular bells and melon on 
  • Mike Wedgwood – bass, vocals, acoustic guitar , electric guitar, percussion 
  • Annie Stewart – flute
  • Crispian Steele-Perkins – trumpet
  • Paul Cosh – trumpet
  • Jim Watson – trumpet
  • George Parnaby – trumpet
  • Chris Pyne – trombone
  • Alan Gout – trombone
  • David Purser – trombone
  • Steve Saunders – trombone
  • Frank Ricotti – xylophone, vibes
  • Mal Linwood-Ross – percussion
  • Colin Caldwell – percussion
  • Jean Akers – percussion
  • Doris the Cheetah — vocal 

Producer: Curved Air – Colin Caldwell

Track listing

  1. Marie Antoinette – Darryl Way, Sonja Kristina and Mal Linwood 
  2. Melinda (More or less – Mal Linwood
  3. Not Quite the Same – Darryl Way, Sonja Kristina and Mal Linwood
  4. Cheetah – Darryl Way
  5. Ultra-Vivaldi – Darryl Way and Francis Monkman
  6. Phantasmagoria – Francis Monkman
  7. Whose Shoulder Are You Looking Over Anyway? – Francis Monkman
  8. Over and Above – Francis Monkman
  9. Once a Ghost, Always a Ghost – Francis Monkman, Sonja Kristina, Mal Linwood

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Triumvirat: Mediterranean Tales (1972)

Label: Harvest

Personnel: 

  • Hans Bathelt – drums, percussion
  • Jürgen Fritz – organ, electric piano, piano, synthesizer, percussion, vocals
  • Hans Pape – bass, lead vocals

Producer: Rainer Pietsch

Track listing 

  1. Across the Waters
    • Overture – A. Mozartarr. Fritz)
    • Taxident – Fritz/Bathelt
    • Mind tripper – Fritz
    • 5 O’Clock Tea – Fritz, Bathelt
    • Satan’s Breakfast – Fritz
    • Underture – A. Mozartarr. Fritz
  2. Eleven Kids – Fritz and Bathelt
  3. E Minor 5/9 Minor/5 – Fritz
  4. Broken Mirror – Fritz

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Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso: Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso (1972)

Label: Ricordi

Musicians: 

  • Vittorio Nocenzi – organ, harpsichord, clarino, vocals
  • Gianni Nocenzi – piano, E-flat clarinet, vocals
  • Marcello Todaro – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Renato D’Angelo – bass
  • Pier Luigi Calderoni – drums
  • Francesco Di Giacomo – lead vocals

Producer: Sandro Colombini

Track listing

All tracks by Vittorio Nocenzi.  Lyrics by Vittorio Nocenzi and Francesco Di Giacomo.

  1. In Volo
  2. I.P. (Requiescant in Pace)
  3. Passaggio
  4. Metamorfosi
  5. Il Giardino del Mago
    • … passo dopo passo …
    • … chi ride e chi geme …
    • … coi capelli sciolti al vento …
    • Compenetrazione
  6. Traccia

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Gnidrolog: Lady Lake (1972)

Label: RCA

Personnel: 

  • Colin Goldring – rhythm guitar, vocals, recorder, tenor horn
  • Stewart Goldring – lead guitar
  • Peter “Mars” Cowling – bass guitar, cello
  • Nigel Pegrum – percussion, flute, oboe
  • John Earle – soprano, tenor and baritone saxes, flute, lead vocal 
  • Charlotte Fendrich – piano 

Producer: Dick Parkinson

Track listing 

  1. I Could Never Be a Soldier – Colin Goldring
  2. Ship – Colin Goldring
  3. A Dog With No Collar – Stewart Goldring
  4. Lady Lake – Peter “Mars” Cowling, Stewart Goldring
  5. Same Dreams – Colin Goldring
  6. Social Embarrassment – Peter “Mars” Cowling, Colin Goldring

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Nicholas Greenwood: Cold Cuts (1972)

Label: Kingdom Records

Personnel: 

  • Nicholas Greenwood – bass, vocals, effects
  • Bunk Gardner – woodwinds
  • Dick Henningham – organ
  • Eric Peachey – drums
  • Bryn Howarth – guitar
  • Chris Pritchard – guitar
  • The Tear Drops – harmony vocals

Producer: Marc Chase – Nicholas Greenwood

Tracks Listing

All tracks by Dick Henningham and Nicholas Greenwood

1- A Sea Of Holy Pleasure 
Part I 
Part II 
Part III 
2- Hope And Ambitions 
3- Corruption 
4- Lead Me On 
5- Big Machine 
6- Close The Doors 
7- Melancholy 
8- Images 
9- Promised Land 
10- Realisation And Death 

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Catapilla: Changes  (1972)

Label: Vertigo

Personnel: 

  • Anna Meek – vocals
  • Carl Wassard – bass guitar
  • Graham Wilson – guitar
  • Ralph Rolinson – keyboards
  • Robert Calvert – saxophone
  • Brian Hanson – drums

Producer: Colin Coldwell

Track listing

  1. Reflections – Graham Wilson, Robert Calvert, Anna Meek
  2. Charing Cross – Graham Wilson, Robert Calvert, Anna Meek
  3. Thank Christ for George – Graham Wilson, Robert Calvert, Anna Meek
  4. It Could Only Happen to Me – Graham Wilson, Robert Calvert

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Jethro Tull: Thick as a Brick (1972)

Label: Chrysalis

Personnel: 

  • Ian Anderson – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, flute, violin, trumpet, saxophone
  • Martin Barre – electric guitar, lute
  • John Evan – organ, piano, harpsichord
  • Jeffrey Hammond – bass guitar, spoken words
  • Barriemore Barlow – drums, percussion, timpani

Producer: Ian Anderson

Track listing

All tracks by Ian Anderson

  1. Thick as a Brick Part 1
  2. Thick as a Brick Part 2

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Premiata Forneria Marconi: Per Un Amico (1972)

Label: Numero Uno

Personnel

  • Franco Mussida – vocals, electric & acoustic guitar, 12 string guitar, theorbo, mandocello
  • Flavio Premoli – spinet, keyboards, Hammond organ, Minimoog, Mellotron, tubular bells, harpsichord, piano, vocals
  • Mauro Pagani – flute, piccolo, violin, vocals
  • Giorgio Piazza – bass, vocals
  • Franz Di Cioccio – drums, percussion, vocals

Producer: Premiata Forneria Marconi

Track listing

All tracks by Mauro Pagani, Franco Mussida and Flavio Premoli

  1. Appena un Po’
  2. Generale!
  3. Per Un Amico
  4. Il Banchetto
  5. Geranio

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Gentle Giant: Octopus (1972)

Label: Vertigo

Personnel: 

  • Gary Green – electric guitar, electric guitars , maracas 
  • Kerry Minnear – piano, Hammond organ, Minimoog, electric piano, Mellotron, Clavinet, harpsichord, regal, vibraphone, tambourine, cello, lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Derek Shulman – lead vocals , alto saxophone 
  • Phil Shulman – trumpet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, mellophone, lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Ray Shulman – bass, violin, violins, viola , electric violin, acoustic guitar , tambourine, backing vocals
  • John Weathers – drums , bongos, varispeed cymbal, xylophone 

Producer: Gentle Giant

Track listing

All tracks by Kerry Minnear, Derek Shulman, Phil Shulman, and Ray Shulman, except where noted. 

  1. The Advent of Panurge
  2. Raconteur, Troubadour
  3. A Cry for Everyone – Shulman, R. Shulman, Kerry Minnear
  4. Knots
  5. The Boys in the Bands
  6. Dog’s Life – Phil Shulman, Ray Shulman, Kerry Minnear
  7. Think of Me With Kindness – Phil Shulman, Ray Shulman, Kerry Minnear
  8. River

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Popol Vuh:  In Den Garten Pharaos (1972)

Label: Pilz

Personnel: 

  • Florian Fricke – Moog synthesizer, Fender piano, medieval cathedral organ
  • Holger Trülzsch – African and Turkish percussion
  • Frank Fiedler – Moog-Synthesizer-mixdown

Producer: Popol Vuh- Bettina Fricke

Track listing

All compositions by Popol Vuh.

  1. In den Gärten Pharaos
  2. Vuh

Yes

Yes: Close to the Edge (1972)

Label; Atlantic

Personnel: 

  • Jon Anderson – lead vocals, production
  • Steve Howe – electric and acoustic guitars, vocals, production
  • Chris Squire – bass guitar, vocals, production
  • Rick Wakeman – Hammond organ, Minimoog, Mellotron, grand piano, RMI 368 Electra-Piano and Harpsichord, pipe organ at St. Giles, Cripplegate church, production
  • Bill Bruford – drums, percussion, production

Producer: Yes, Eddy Offord

Track listing

  1. Close to the Edge – Jon Anderson, Steve Howe
  • The Solid Time of Change
  • Total Mass Retain
  • I Get Up, I Get Down
  • Seasons of Man  
  1. And You and I – Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Bill Bruford, Chris Squire
  • Cord of Life
  • Eclipse
  • III.The Preacher, the Teacher
  • The Apocalypse
  1. Siberian Khatru – Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman

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Nektar: A Tab in the Ocean (1972)

Label: Bacillus

Personnel: 

  • Roye Albrighton – guitars, vocals
  • Mick Brockett – liquid lights
  • Allan Freeman – keyboards, backing vocals, Mellotron
  • Ron Howden – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Derek “Mo” Moore – bass, vocals

Producer: Peter Hauke

Track listing

All tracks by Nektar.

  1. A tab in the Ocean
  2. Desolation Valley
  3. Waves
  4. Crying in the Dark
  5. King of Twilight

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Pete Sinfield: Still (1973)

Label: Manticore

Personnel: 

  • Peter Sinfield – vocals, twelve-string guitar, synthesizer, production, cover design
  • Alan Mennie / Min- drums, percussion
  • Chris Pyne – trombone
  • Stanley Roderick – trumpet
  • W.G. Snuffy Walden – electric guitar
  • Ian Wallace – drums, snare drum
  • Brian Flowers – synthesizer
  • Don Honeywell – baritone saxophone
  • Keith Christmas – guitar
  • Greg Lake – vocals, electric guitar, associate producer, mixing
  • Robin Miller – cor anglais
  • Greg Bowen – trumpet
  • Richard Brunton – guitars
  • Boz Burrell – bass guitar
  • B.J. Cole – steel guitar
  • Mel Collins – alto flute, bass flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, celeste, arranger, associate producer, mixing
  • Steve Dolan –
  • Tim Hinkley – piano, electric piano
  • Phil Jump – glockenspiel, keyboards, Hammond organ, electric piano, organ, synthesizer, piano
  • John Wetton – bass guitar
  • Keith Tippett – piano

Producer: Peter Sinfield

Track listing

All tracks by Pete Sinfield

  1. The Song of the Sea Goat
  2. Under the Sky
  3. Will it Be You
  4. Wholefood Boogie
  5. Still
  6. Envelopes of Yesterday
  7. The Piper
  8. A house of Hopes and Dreams
  9. The Night People

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Caravan: & The Symphonia (1973)

Label: Decca

Personnel: 

  • Pye Hastings – guitar, vocals
  • Geoff Richardson – electric viola
  • Richard Coughlan – drums
  • John G. Perry – bass guitar, vocals
  • Dave Sinclair – electric piano, organ, synthesizer
  • The New Symphonia Orchestra
Backing vocals:
  • Liza Strike
  • Vicki Brown
  • Margot Newman
  • Helen Chappelle
  • Tony Burrows
  • Robert Lindop
  • Danny Street
The New Symphonia:

Martyn Ford (Conductor), Paul Beer, Roger Chase, Robin Davies, Rita Eddowes, Liz Edwards, Wilfred Gibson, Roy Gillard, Tony Harris, Terry Johns, Skaila Kanda, Skaila Kanga, Chris Laurence, Helen Liebmann, Donald McVay, Geoff Perkins, Morris Pert, Martin Robinson, Godfrey Salmon, Jan Schlapp, Richard Studt, Colin Walker, Cathy Weiss, Dave Woodcock, Nick Worters, Gavyn Wright

Producer: David Hitchcock

Track listing

  1. Introduction – Simon Jeffes
  2. Mirror for the Day – Pye Hastings
  3. The Love for the Day – Richard, Pye Hastings, Richard Sinclair
  4. Virgin on the Ridiculous – Pye Hastings
  5. For Richard – Richard Coughlan, Pye Hastings, Dave Sinclair, Richard Sinclair

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Yes: Yessongs (1973)

Label: Atlantic

Personnel: 

  • Jon Anderson – lead vocals
  • Chris Squire – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Steve Howe – electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Rick Wakeman – keyboards
  • Bill Bruford – drums 
  • Alan White – drums 

Producer: Yes – Eddie Offord

Track listing

  1. Opening (Excerpt from Firebird Suite) – Igor Stravinsky
  2. Siberian Kharty – Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman
  3. Heart of the Sunrise – Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, Chris Squire
  4. Perpetual Change – Jon Anderson and Chris Squire
  5. And You and I – Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford and Chris Squire
  • Cord of Life
  • Eclipse
  • The Preacher and the Teacher
  • Apocalypse
  1. Mood for a Day – Steve Howe
  2. Excerpts from The Six wives of Henry VIII – Rick Wakeman
  3. Roundabout – Jon Anderson, Steve Howe
  4. I’ve Seen All Good People – Jon Anderson, Steve Howe
  • Your Move
  • All Good People
  1. Long Distance Runaround / The Fish (Schindrelia Praematurus) – Jon Anderson, Chris Squire
  2. Close to the Edge
  • The Solid Time of Change
  • Total Mass Retain
  • I Get Up, I Get Down
  • Seasons of Man  
  1. Yours is No Disgrace – Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Bill Bruford, Tony Kaye
  2. Starship Trooper – Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire
  • Life Seeker
  • Disillusion
  • Würm

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Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells (1973)

Label: Virgin Records

Musicians: 

  • Mike Oldfield – Acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, Farfisa, Hammond B3, Lowrey organs, flageolet, fuzz guitars, glockenspiel, “honky tonk” piano, mandolin, piano, percussion, “taped motor drive amplifier organ chord”, timpani, vocals, and tubular bells
  • Steve Broughton – percussion
  • Lindsay L. Cooper – string bass
  • Mundy Ellis – vocalsJon Field – flutes
  • Sally Oldfield – vocals
  • Vivian Stanshall – Master of Ceremonies
  • Nasal Choir (uncredited)
  • Manor Choir (Simon Heyworth, Tom Newman, Mike Oldfield)

Producer: Tom Newman – Simon Heyworth – Mike Oldfield

Track listing

All tracks by Mike Oldfield, except “The Sailor’s Hornpipe” (traditional, arranged by Mike Oldfield)

  1. Tubular Bells, Part one
  2. Tubular Bells, Part two

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Dzyan: Time Machine (1973)

Label: Bellaphon

Musicians:

  • Peter Giger – drums, percussion
  • Reinhard Karwatky – bass, keyboards
  • Eddy Marron – guitar, sitar, saxophone

Producer:  Peter Hauke

Track listing

All tracks by Dzyan

  1. Kabisrain
  2. Magika
  3. Light Shining Out of Darkness
  4. Time Machine

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Rick Wakeman: The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1973)

Label: A&M

Personnel: 

  • Rick Wakeman – Minimoog synthesisers, mellotrons, frequency counter, custom mixer, grand piano, Hammond C-3 organ, electric piano and harpsichord, church organ
  •  Bill Bruford – drums 
  • Ray Cooper – percussion 
  • Dave Cousins – electric banjo 
  • Chas Cronk – bass guitar 
  • Barry de Souza – drums 
  • Mike Egan – guitar 
  • Steve Howe – guitar 
  • Les Hurdle – bass guitar 
  • Dave Lambert – guitar 
  • Laura Lee – vocals 
  • Sylvia McNeill – vocals 
  • Judy Powell – vocals 
  • Frank Ricotti – percussion 
  • Chris Squire – bass guitar 
  • Barry St. John – vocals 
  • Liza Strike – vocals 
  • Alan White – drums 
  • Dave Winter – bass guitar 

Producer: Rick Wakeman 

Track listing

All tracks by Rick Wakeman. “Anne Boleyn” incorporates ‘The Day Thou Gavest Lord Hath Ended’ written by E. J. Hopkins, arr. Rick Wakeman. 

  1. Catherine of Aragon
  2. Anne of Cleves
  3. Catherine Howard
  4. Jane Seymour
  5. Anne Boleyn
  6. Catherine Parr

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String Driven Thing: The Machine That Cried (1973)

Label: Charisma

Personnel: 

  • Bill Hatje – bass 
  • Colin Wilson – bass 
  • Billy ‘The Kid’ Fairley – drums, congas
  • Grahame Smith – violin, viola
  • Chris Adams – guitar, vocals
  • Pauline Adams – percussion, vocals

Producer: Shel Talmy

Track listing

  1. Heart Feeder
  2. To See You
  3. Night Club
  4. Sold Down the River
  5. Two timin’ Rama
  6. Travelling
  7. People on the Street
  8. The House
  9. The Machine That Cried
  10. River of Sleep

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Gong: Angels Egg (1973)

Label: Virgin

Personnel: 

  • Bloomdido Bad De Grass (Didier Malherbe) – ten/sop sax, floot, bi-focal vocal
  • Shakti Yoni (Gilli Smyth) – space whisper, loin cackle
  • T. Being esq. (Mike Howlett, spelled Howlitt on composer credits) – basso profundo
  • Sub. Capt. Hillage (Steve Hillage) – lewd guitar
  • Hi T. Moonweed (the favourite) (Tim Blake) – Cynthia “size a”, lady voce
  • Pierre de Strasbourg (Pierre Moerlen, spelled Moerlin on composer credits) – bread & batteur drums, vibes, marimba
  • Mirielle de Strasbourg (Mireille Bauer) – glockenspiel
  • Dingo Virgin (Daevid Allen) – local vocals, aluminium croon, glissando guitar

Producer: Gong

Track listing

  1. Other Side of the Sky – Tim Blake, Daevid Allen
  2. Sold to the Highest Buddha – Mike Howlett, Daevid Allen
  3. Castle in the Clouds – Steve Hillage
  4. Prostitute Poem – Gilli Smyth, Steve Hillage
  5. Givin My Luv to You – Daevid Allen
  6. Selene – Daevid Allen
  7. Flute Salad – Didier Malherbe
  8. Oily Way – Daevid Allen, Didier Malherbe
  9. Outer Temple – Tim Blake, Steve Hillage
  10. Inner Temple – Daevid Allen, Didier Malherbe
  11. Percolations – Pierre Moerlen
  12. Love is Gow U Make It – Pierre Moerlen, Daevid Allen
  13. I Niver Glid Before – Steve Hillage
  14. Eat That Phone Book Coda – Didier Malherbe

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Emerson. Lake & Palmer: Trilogy (1973)

Label: Island

Personnel: 

  • Greg Lake – vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, bass guitar
  • Keith Emerson – Hammond organ, piano, Moog synthesizer, Mini-Moog
  • Carl Palmer – drums, percussion

Producer: Greg Lake

Track listing

  1. The Endless Enigma (Part one) – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake
  2. Fugue – Keith Emerson
  3. The Endless Enigma (Part two) – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake
  4. From the Beginning – Greg Lake
  5. The Sheriff – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake
  6. Hoedown – Aaron Copland, arranged by Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Carl Palmer
  7. Trilogy – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake
  8. Living Sin – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Carl Palmer
  9. Abaddon’s Bolero – Keith Emerson

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Renaissance: Ashes are Burning (1973)

Label: Harvest

Personnel: 

  • Annie Haslam – lead and backing vocals
  • John Camp  – bass, backing vocals, co-lead vocal 
  • John Tout – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Terence Sullivan – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Michael Dunford – acoustic guitar
  • Andy Powell – electric guitar 

Producer: Dick Plant and Renaissance

Track listing

All tracks by Michael Dunford except where noted.

  1. Can You Understand?
  2. Let It Grow
  3. On the Frontier – McCarty, Thatcher
  4. Carpet of the Sun
  5. At the Harbour
  6. Ashes are Burning

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Peter Hammill: Chameleon in the Shadow of Night (1973)

Label: Charisma

Personnel: 

  • Hugh Banton – keyboards
  • Guy Evans – drums
  • Peter Hammill – guitars, keyboards, vocals
  • David Jackson – saxophone
  • Nic Potter – bass

Producer: John Anthony

Track listing

All tracks by Peter Hammill

  1. German Overalls
  2. Slender Threads
  3. Rock and Rôle
  4. In the End
  5. What’s It Worth
  6. Easy to Slip Away
  7. Dropping the Torch
  8. (In the) Black Room / The Tower

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Genesis: Selling England by the Pound (1973)

Label: Charisma

Personnel: 

  • Phil Collins – drums, percussion, vocal
  • Michael Rutherford – 12-string, bass, electric sitar
  • Steve Hackett – electric guitar, nylon guitar
  • Tony Banks – keyboards, 12-string
  • Peter Gabriel – vocals, flute, oboe, percussion

Producer: John Burns and Genesis

Track listing

All tracks by Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford.

  1. Dancing With the Moonlit Knight
  2. I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
  3. Fifth of Fifth
  4. More Fool Me
  5. The Battle of Epping forest
  6. After the Ordeal
  7. The Cinema Show
  8. Aisle of Plenty

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Brain Salad Surgery (1973)

Label: Manticore

Personnel: 

  • Keith Emerson – Hammond organs, piano, harpsichord, accordion, Moog Modular IIIc synthesizer, Moog Minimoog synthesizer, Moog Constellation polyphonic ensemble
  • Greg Lake – vocals, acoustic, electric, bass
  • Carl Palmer – drums, percussion, gongs, timpani, tubular bells, percussion synthesizers

Producer: Greg Lake

Track listing

  1. Jerusalem – William Blake, Hubert Parryas adapted by Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Carl Palmer
  2. Toccata – Alberto Ginastera, arr. Keith Emerson
  3. ..You Turn Me On – Greg Lake
  4. Benny the Bouncer – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Peter Sinfield
  5. Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 1 – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake
  6. Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 2 – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake
  7. Karn Evil 9: 2nd Impression – Keith Emerson
  8. Karn Evil 9: 3rd Impression – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Peter Sinfield

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King Crimson: Larks Tongues in Aspic (1973)

Label: Island

Personnel: 

  • Robert Fripp – guitars, Mellotron, electric piano
  • John Wetton – bass, vocals, piano 
  • Bill Bruford – drums
  • David Cross – violin, viola, Mellotron, electric piano, flute 
  • Jamie Muir – percussion

Producer: King Crimson

Track listing

  1. Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, Part one – David Cross, Robert Fripp, John Wetton, Bill Bruford, Jamie Muir
  2. Book of Saturday – Robert Fripp, John Wetton, Richard Palmer-James
  3. Exiles – David Cross, Robert Fripp, John Wetton, Richard Palmer-James
  4. Easy Money – Robert Fripp, John Wetton, Richard Palmer-James
  5. The Talking Drum – David Cross, Robert Fripp, John Wetton, Bill Bruford, Jamie Mur
  6. Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, Part two – Robert Fripp

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Gong: Flying Teapot (1973)

Label: Virgin

Personnel: 

  • Daevid Allen – vocals, guitar
  • Gilli Smyth – vocals
  • Tim Blake – keyboards, vocals
  • Didier Malherbe – saxes, flute
  • Steve Hillage – guitar
  • Christian Tritsch – guitar
  • Francis Moze – keyboards, bass
  • Laurie Allan – drums
  • Rachid Houari – percussion

Producer: Giorgio Gomelsky

Track listing

  1. Radio Gnome Invisible – Daevid Allen
  2. Flying Teapot – Daevid Allen, Francis Moze
  3. The Pot Head Pixies – Daevid Allen
  4. The Octave Doctors and the Crystal Machine – Tim Blake
  5. Zero the Hero And The Witch’s Spell – Daevid Allen,  TimBlake, Christian Tritsch
  6. Witch’s Song / I Am Your Pussy – Gilly Smyth, Daevid Allen

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Kevin Ayers: Bananamour  (1973)

Label: Harvest

Personnel: 

  • Kevin Ayers – guitar, vocals
  • Archie Legget – bass, harmony vocals, lead vocal 
  • Eddie Sparrow – drums
  • Steve Hillage – lead guitar 
  • Mike Ratledge – organ 
  • Robert Wyatt – harmony vocal 
  • David Bedford – orchestral arrangement 
  • Howie Casey – tenor saxophone
  • Dave Caswell – trumpet
  • Tristan Fry – cymbal
  • Lyle Jenkins – baritone saxophone
  • Ronnie Price – piano
  • Barry St. John – vocals
  • Liza Strike – vocals
  • Doris Troy – vocals

Producer: Kevin Ayers – Andrew King

Track listing

All tracks by Kevin Ayers

  1. Don’t Let it Get You Down (For Rachel)
  2. Shouting in a Bucket Blues
  3. When Your Parents Go to Sleep
  4. Interview
  5. International Anthem
  6. Decadence
  7. Oh! Wot a Dream
  8. Hymn
  9. Beware of the Dog

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Magma: Mëkanïk Dëstruktïẁ Kömmandöh (1973)

Label: A&M

Personnel

  • Klaus Blasquiz – vocals, percussion
  • Stella Vander – vocals
  • Muriel Streisfield – vocals
  • Evelyne Razymovski – vocals
  • Michele Saulnier – vocals
  • Doris Reinhardt – vocals
  • René Garber – bass clarinet, vocals
  • Teddy Lasry – brass, flute
  • Jean-Luc Manderlier – piano, organ
  • Benoit Widemann – keyboards
  • Claude Olmos – guitar
  • Jannick Top – bass
  • Christian Vander – drums, vocals, organ, percussion

Producer: Giorgio Gomelsky

Track listing

All tracks by Christian Vander

  1. Hortz Fur Dëhn Štekëhn Ẁešt
  2. Ïma Süri Dondaï
  3. Kobaïa Is de Hündïn
  4. Da Zeuhl Ẁortz Mëkanïk
  5. Nebëhr Gudahtt
  6. Mëkanïk Kömmandöh
  7. Kreühn Köhrmahn Ïss Dëh Hündïn

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Genesis: A Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)

Label: Charisma

Personnel: 

  • Tony Banks – Hammond organ, Electra piano, Mellotron , synthesizers, piano
  • Phil Collins – drums, percussion, vibraphone, backing vocals
  • Peter Gabriel – lead vocals, flute, oboe, tambourine, experiments with foreign sounds
  • Steve Hackett – guitars
  • Mike Rutherford – bass 
  • Brian Eno – enossification (vocal treatments) 

Producer: John Burns, Genesis

Track listing

All tracks by Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford.

  1. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
  2. Fly on a Windshield
  3. Broadway Melody of 1974
  4. Cuckoo Cocoon
  5. In the Cage
  6. The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging
  7. Back in N.Y.C.
  8. Hairless Heart
  9. Counting Out Time
  10. The Carpet Crawlers
  11. The Chamber of 32 Doors
  12. Lilywhite Lillith
  13. The Waiting Room
  14. Anyway
  15. Here Comes the Supernatural Anesthetist
  16. The Lamia
  17. Silent Sorrow in Empty Books
  18. The Colony of Slipperman
  • The Arrival
  • A Visit to the Doktor
  • The Raven
  1. Ravine
  2. The Light Dies Down on Broadway
  3. Riding the Scree
  4. In the Rapids
  5. It

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Clearlight: Clearlight Symphony (1974)

Label: Virgin

Personnel: 

  • Cyrille Verdeaux – grand piano, organ, Mellotron (both sides), synthesized bass (side one), gong (side two)
  • Tim Blake – synthesizer VCS3, percussions (side one)
  • Steve Hillage – electric guitar (side one)
  • Didier Malherbe – tenor sax (side one, but a saxophone is also heard on side two)
  • Christian Boulé – electric guitar (side two)
  • Gilbert Artman – drums, vibraphone, percussion C.N.D.P. (side two)
  • Martin Isaacs – bass (side two)

Producer: Cyrille Verdeaux, Tim Blake, Simon Heyworth

Track listing

All tracks by Cyrille Verdeaux.

  1. Clearlight Symphony – part one
  2. Clearlight Symphony – part two 

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Van Der Graaf Generator: Godbluff (1975)

Label: Charisma

Personnel: 

  • Peter Hammill – vocals, piano, clavinet, electric guitar
  • Hugh Banton – organs, bass
  • Guy Evans – drums, percussion
  • David Jackson – saxophones, flute

Producer: Van Der Graaf Generator

Track listing

All tracks by Peter Hammill, except where noted.

  1. The Undercover Man
  2. Scorched Earth – Peter Hammill, David Jackson
  3. Arrow
  4. The Sleepwalkers

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Camel: Snow Goose (1975)

Label: Decca

Personnel:

  • Andrew Latimer – electric, acoustic and slide guitars, flute, vocals
  • Peter Bardens – organ, Minimoog, electric piano, acoustic piano, pipe organ, ARP Odyssey
  • Doug Ferguson – bass
  • Andy Ward – drums, vibes, percussion

 Producer: David Hitchcock

Track listing

 All tracks by Peter Bardens and Andrew Latimer.

  1. The Great Marsh
  2. Rhayader
  3. Rhayader Foes to Town
  4. Sanctuary
  5. Fritha
  6. The Snow Goose
  7. Friendship
  8. Migration
  9. Rhayader Alone
  10. Flight of the Snow Goose
  11. Preparation
  12. Dunkirk
  13. Epitaph
  14. Fritha alone
  15. La Princesse Perdue
  16. The Great Marsh (Reprise)

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Harmonium:  Si On Avait Besoin d’une Cinquième Saison (1975)

Label: PolyGram

Personnel: 

  • Serge Fiori – guitar, lead vocals
  • Michel Normandeau – guitar, vocals
  • Louis Valois – bass guitar, electric piano
  • Pierre Daigneault – flutes, clarinets
  • Serge Locat – keyboards

Producer: Harmonium, Peter Burns, Robert A. Morten

Track listing

  1. Vert – Michel Normandeau, Serge Fiori
  2. Dixie – Serge Fiori
  3. Depuis L’automne – Serge Fiori, Michel Normandeau
  4. En Pleine Face – Serge Fiori
  5. Histoires Sans Paroles – Serge Fiori
    • L’isolement
    • L’appel
    • La Rencontre
    • L’union
    • Le Grand Bal

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Hatfield & The North: The Rotter’s Club (1975)

Label: Virgin

Personnel: 

  • Phil Miller – guitar
  • Dave Stewart – electric piano, Hammond organ, Minimoog, piano, tone generator
  • Richard Sinclair – bass, lead vocals, guitar 
  • Pip Pyle – drums
  • Jimmy Hastings – saxophone, flute
  • Barbara Gaskin – backing vocals
  • Amanda Parsons – backing vocals
  • Ann Rosenthal – backing vocals 
  • Lindsay Cooper – bassoon
  • Tim Hodgkinson – clarinet
  • Mont Campbell – French horn 

Producer: Hatfield and the North

Track listing

  1. Share it – Sinclair and Pyle
  2. Lounging There Trying – Miller
  3. (Big) John Wayne Socks Psychology on the Jaw – Stewart
  4. Chaos at the Greasy Spoon – Sinclair and Pyle
  5. The Yes Mo Interlude – Pyle
  6. Fitter Stoke Has a Bath – Pyle
  7. Didn’t Matter Anyway – Sinclair
  8. Underdub – Miller
  9. Mumps – Stewart
  • Your Majesty is Like a Cream Donut – Quiet
  • Lumps
  • Prenut
  • Your Majesty is Like a Cream Donut – Loud

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Illusion: Isotope (1975)

Label: Gull

Personnel: 

  • Gary Boyle – guitars
  • Nigel Morris – drums
  • Laurence Scott – keyboards
  • Hugh Hopper – bass

Producer: Poli Palmer

Track listing

  1. Illusion
  2. Rangoon Creeper
  3. Spanish Sun
  4. Edorian
  5. Frog  
  6. Sliding Dogs / Lion Sandwich  
  7. Golden Section
  8. Marin Country Girl  
  9. Lily Kong
  10. Temper Tantrum

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Camel: Moonmadness (1976)

Label: Decca

Personnel:

  • Andrew Latimer – guitars, flute, vocals
  • Peter Bardens – keyboards, vocals 
  • Doug Ferguson – bass, vocals 
  • Andy Ward – drums, percussion, voice 

Producer: Rhett Davies  and Camel

Track listing

  1. Aristillus – Andrew Latimer
  2. Song Within a Song – Andrew Latimer, Peter Bardens
  3. Chord Change – Andrew Latimer, Peter Bardens
  4. Spirit of the water – Peter Bardens
  5. Another Night – Andrew Latimer, Peter Bardens, Andy Ward, Doug Ferguson
  6. Air Born – Andrew Latimer, Peter Bardens
  7. Lunar Sea – Andrew Latimer, Peter Bardens

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Steve Hackett: Voyage of the Acolyte (1976)

Label: Charisma

Personnel: 

  • Steve Hackett – electric & acoustic guitars, Mellotron, harmonium, bells, autoharp, vocal, effects
  • John Hackett – flute, ARP synthesizer, bells
  • Mike Rutherford – bass guitar, bass pedals, 12-string fuzz-bass
  • Phil Collins – drums, vibes, percussion, vocals
  • John Acock – Elka synthesizer, Mellotron, harmonium, piano
  • Sally Oldfield – vocal 
  • Robin Miller – oboe, English horn 
  • Nigel Warren-Green – cello 
  • Percy Jones –  bass guitar 
  • Johnny Gustafson – bass guitar

Producer: Steve Hackett – John Acock

Track listing

All tracks by Steve Hackett, except where noted

  1. Ace of Wands
  2. Hands of the Priestess, Part I
  3. A tower struck down – Steve Hackett, John Hackett
  4. Hands of the Priestess, Part II
  5. The Hermit
  6. Star of Sirius
  7. The Lovers
  8. Shadow of the Hierophant – Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford

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Steve Hillage: L (1976)

Label: Virgin

Personnel: 

  • Steve Hillage – guitar, vocals, EMS and arp, shenai
  • Miquette Giraudy – lady voice, Isis vibes
  • Roger Powell – RMI keyboard computer, piano, Moog Synthesizer
  • Kasim Sulton – bass guitar
  • John Wilcox – drums
  • Don Cherry – trumpet, voices, bells, tambura
  • Larry Karush – tabla
  • Sonja Malkine – 15th century hurdy-gurdy

Producer: Todd Rundgren

Track listing

  1. Hurdy Gurdy Man – Donovan
  2. Hurdy Gurdy Glissando – Miquette Giraudy, Steve Hillage
  3. Electrick Gypsies – Steve Hillage
  4. Om Nama Shivaya – Nariula, Kesar Singh
  5. Lunar Musick Suite – Miguette Giraudy, Steve Hillage
  6. It’s All Too Much – George Harrison

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Renaissance: Scheherazade and Other Stories (1975)

Label: BTM Records

Personnel: 

  • Annie Haslam – lead and backing vocals
  • Jon Camp – bass, bass pedals, backing vocals, lead vocal 
  • Michael Dunford – acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • John Tout – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Terence Sullivan – drums, percussion, backing vocals

Producer: David Hitchcock – Renaissance

Track listing

  1. Trip to the Fair – Dunford-Thatcher-Tout
  2. The Vultures Fly High – Dunford-Thatcher
  3. Ocean Gypsy – Dunford-Thatcher
  4. Song of Scheherazade – Camp-Dunford-Thatcher-Tout
  5. Fanfare – (instrumental)
  6. The Betrayal – (instrumental)
  7. The Sultan
  8. Love Theme – (instrumental)
  9. The Young Prince and Princess as Told by Scheherazade
  10. Festival Preparations – (instrumental)
  11. Fugue for the Sultan – (instrumental)
  12. The Festival
  13. Finale

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John G.Perry: Sunset Wading (1976)

Label: Decca

Personnel: 

  • John G. Perry – bass, vocals
  • Helen Liebmann – cello
  • Michael Giles – drums
  • Carrado Rusticci – guitar
  • Simon Jeffes – Koto, arranged by, conductor [String Quartet] 
  • Morris Pert – marimba, vibraphone, percussion 
  • Rupert Hine – piano, electric piano, celesta, backing vocals
  • Ello D’Anna – soprano saxophone, alto saxophone 
  • Geoffrey Richardson – viola
  • Levine Andradi – viola
  • Gavyn Wright – violin
  • Steve Rowlinson – violin

Producer: Rupert Hine

Track listing

  1. I Wait My Friend – John G. Perry
  2. How Goes the Night ? – John G. Perry
  3. Devoke Water – Perry, Giles, Hine, Jeffes
  4. Birds and Small Furry Beasts – Rusticci, D’Anna, Perry, Hine
  5. As Clouds Gather – John G. Perry
  6. Storm – John G. Perry
  7. Ah Well, You Can Only Get Wet! – Rusticci, D’Anna, Pert, Hine
  8. Dawn – Perry, Giles, Hine, Jeffes
  9. Morning Song – Perry, Jeffes
  10. On the Moor – Rusticci, D’Anna, Perry, Giles, Pert, Hine
  11. Roundelay – John G. Perry
  12. Etude – John G. Perry
  13. A Rhythmic Stroll – Rusticci, D’Anna, Perry, Giles, Pert, Hine
  14. Sunset Wading – John G. Perry

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National Health: National Health (1977)

Label: Affinity Records

Personnel: 

  • Phil Miller – electric guitar
  • Dave Stewart – acoustic piano, electric piano, organ, clavinet 
  • Pip Pyle – drums, glockenspiel, pixiephone, gong , cowbell, tambourine, finger cymbals, shakers, bells 
  • Neil Murray – bass
  • Alan Gowen – acoustic piano, electric piano, Moog synthesizer
  • Jimmy Hastings – flute, flutes, clarinet, bass clarinet 
  • John Mitchell – percussion, güiro, temple block, conga 
  • Amanda Parsons – vocals 

Producer: Mike Dunne

Track listing

  1. Tenemos Roads – Dave Stewart
  2. Brujo – Alan Gowen
  3. Borogoves (Excerpt from Part Two) – Dave Stewart
  4. Borogoves (Part One) – Dave Stewart
  5. Elephants – Alan Gowen, Dave Stewart

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Robert Fripp: Exposure (1979)

Label: E.G. Records

Personnel: 

  • Robert Fripp — guitars, Frippertronics
  • Daryl Hall — vocals, piano 
  • Terre Roche — vocals 
  • Peter Hammill — vocals 
  • Peter Gabriel — vocals, piano 
  • Brian Eno — synthesizer, voice 
  • Barry Andrews — organ 
  • Sid McGinnis — rhythm guitar, pedal steel guitar 
  • Tony Levin — bass
  • Jerry Marotta — drums 
  • Narada Michael Walden — drums 
  • Phil Collins — drums 
  • Mrs. Edith Fripp – voice 
  • Mrs. Evelyn Harris – voice
  • J.G. Bennett — voice 
  • Shivapuri Baba – voice

Producer: Robert Fripp

Track listing

  1. Preface – Robert Fripp
  2. You Burn Me Up I’m a Cigarette – Daryl Hall, Robert Fripp
  3. Breathless – Robert Fripp
  4. Disengage – Peter Hammill, Joana Walton, Robert Fripp
  5. North star – Daryl Hall, Joana Walton, Robert Fripp
  6. Chicago – Daryl Hall, Joana Walton, Robert Fripp
  7. NY3 – Robert Fripp
  8. Mary – Daryl Hall, Joana Walton, Robert Fripp
  9. Exposure – Peter Gabriel, Robert Fripp
  10. Haaden Two – Robert Fripp
  11. Urban Landscape – Robert Fripp
  12. I May Not Have Had Enough of Me But I’ve Had Enough of You – Joana Walton, Robert Fripp
  13. First Inaugural Address to the I.A.C.E. Sherborne House – J.G.Bennett
  14. Water Music I – Robert Fripp, J.G.Bennett
  15. Here Comes the Flood – Peter Gabriel
  16. Water Music II – Robert Fripp
  17. Postcript – Robert Fripp

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Univers Zero: Heresie (1979)

Label: Cuneiform Records

Personnel: 

  • Roger Trigaux – guitar, piano, organ, harmonium
  • Guy Segers – bass, voice
  • Michel Berckmans – oboe, bassoon
  • Patrick Hanappier – violin, viola
  • Daniel Denis – drums, percussion

Producer: Eric Faes

Track listing

  1. La Faulx – Daniel Denis
  2. Jack the Ripper – Daniel Denis and Roger Trigaux
  3. Vous Le Saurez en Temps Voulu – Roger Trigaux

acov 1982

Art Zoyd: Phase IV (1982)

Label: Recommended Records

Personnel: 

  • Gérard Hourbette – viola, violin, piano, synthesizer
  • Didier Pietton – alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, percussion
  • Jean-Pierre Soarez – trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion
  • Thierry Willems – piano, keyboards
  • Thierry Zaboitzeff – bass guitar, cello, acoustic guitar, vocals

Producer: Art Zoyd

Track listing

  1. Etat d’urgence – Thierry Zaboitzeff
  2. Naufrage – Gérard Hourbette
  3. Dernière Danse – Thierry Zaboitzeff
  4. Et avec votre esprit – Gérard Hourbette
  5. Ballade – Thierry Zaboitzeff
  6. Deux Préludes – Gérard Hourbette
  7. La Musique d’Erich Faes
  8. Chemins de Lumière” (I. Chemins de l’éternel hiver/II. Comme de Longs Nuages Paisibles/III. Empreintes/IV. Chemins de l’éternel été) – Gérard Hourbette
  9. Du Sang Sur la Neige – Thierry Zaboitzeff
  10. Vue d’un Manège – Gérard Hourbette
  11. La Nuit – Gérard Hourbette
  12. Les Larmes de Christina – Gérard Hourbette

Cerberus Shoal - Homb 1999

Cerberus Shoal: Homb (1999)

Label: Temporary Residence Limited

Personnel: 

  • Thomas Rogers – drums
    Caleb Mulkerin – guitar
    Chriss Sutherland – bass, vocals  
    Tim Harbeson – guitar, oud, zamponya, vocals
    Thomas Kovacevic – trumpet, keyboard, shakhhachi, accordion

Producer: Cerberus Shoal – Steve Drown

Track listing

  1. Harvest
  2. Omphalos
  3. Myrrh (Waft)
  4. Myrrh (Loop)
  5. Myrrh (Reprise)

2001

Daevid Allen’s University Of Errors: e²x10=tenure

Label: InnerSpace Records

Personnel: 

  • Michael Clare – bass
  • Pat Thomas – drums
  • Joshua Pollock – guitar
  • Erik Pearson – saxophone, benjo, guitar
  • Jay Radford – synthesizer, guitar
  • Daevid Allen – guitar, vocals

Producer: Daevid Allen

Track listing

  1. Iced Tea Overture
  2. If You Are Changing
  3. Ocean is the Distance
  4. Ocean Mother
  5. Olde Guitar Body O’mine
  6. Innesfree
  7. One Mother of Pearl
  8. Pinky’s Party Song
  9. Good Evening Ned Kelly

Jonathan-Wilson-Fanfare 2013

Jonathan Wilson: Fanfare (2013)

Label: Bella Union

Personnel:

  • Jonathan Wilson – drums, bass, Piano, Fender Rhodes, Mellotron, Millennium bells, Hammond Organ, vibes, percussion, guitars, vocals
  • Keefus Ciancia – Moog synthesizers
  • James King – saxophone
  • Nate Walcott – flugelhorn
  • Richard Gowen – drums, percussion
  • Jason Borger – Hammond Organ, piano, Mellotron
  • Omar Velasco – guitar
  • Dan Horne – bass
  • Josh Tillman – harmony vocals
  • Gabriel Noel – cello
  • Mike Campell – slide guitar
  • Benmont Tench – piano
  • Jackson Browne – harmony vocals
  • Graham Nash – harmony vocals
  • Jenny O – harmony vocals
  • David Crosby – vocal
  • Gabriel Noel – upright bass
  • James King – saxophone, flute
  • Farmer Dave Scher – harmony Vocals
  • Dan Horne – bass
  • Bryce Gonzales – chamber radio
  • Patrick Sansone – strings arranged and conducted

Producer: Jonathan Wilson

Track listing

All tracks by Jonathan Wilson except where noted

  1. Fanfare
  2. Dear Friend
  3. Her Hair Is Growing Long – additional lyrics by Jacqueline Suskin
  4. Love to Love
  5. Future Vision
  6. Moses Pain
  7. Cecil Taylor
  8. Illumination
  9. Desert Trip
  10. Fazon – (Sopwith Camelcover) – Peter Kraemer, Terry MacNeil, Martin Beard, Norman Mayell
  11. New Mexico –  lyrics by Roy Harper
  12. Lovestrong
  13. All the Way Down

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