On December 27, 1979.

Udventures in Utopia

On December 27, 1979, “Bearsville” label released “Adventures in Utopia”, the fifth Utopia album. It  was recorded in 1979, at the “Utopia Sound Studios” and was produced by Todd Rundgren, Roger Powell, Kasim Sulton and John Wilcox.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren- vocals, guitars, engineer, photography
  • Roger Powell- vocals, keyboards, trumpet
  • Kasim Sulton- vocals, bass
  • John “Willie” Wilcox – vocals, drums

All tracks by Todd Rundgren, Roger Powell, Kasim Sulton and John Wilcox.  .

  1. The Road to Utopia
  2. You Make Me Crazy
  3. Second Nature
  4. Set Me Free
  5. Caravan
  6. Last of the New Wave Riders
  7. Shot in the Dark
  8. The Very Last Time
  9. Love Alone
  10. Rock Love

 

On December 27, 1976.

Genesis wind and wuthering

On December 27, 1976, “Charisma” label released “Wind & Wuthering”, the eighth Genesis studio album. It was recorded  September – October 1976, at the “Relight Studios” in Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands, and was produced by David Hentschel and Genesis. This was the last album to feature guitarist Steve Hackett prior to his departure to pursue a solo career. “Wind & Wuthering” received Gold certification both by the “BPI” and by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Phil Collins– vocals, drums, cymbals, percussion
  • Steve Hackett– electric guitars, nylon classical guitar, 12 string guitar, kalimba, autoharp
  • Mike Rutherford– 4, 6, and 8 string bass guitars, electric and 12 string acoustic guitars, bass pedals
  • Tony Banks– Steinway grand piano, ARP 2600 synthesizer, ARP Pro Soloist synthesizer, Hammond organ, Mellotron, Roland RS-202 string/brass synthesizer, Fender Rhodes piano
  • Hipgnosis– design
  • Colin Elgie – design

Track listing

  1. Eleventh Earl of Mar – Tony Banks, Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford
  2. One for the Vine – Tony Banks
  3. Your Own Special Way – Mike Rutherford
  4. Wot Gorilla? – Phil Collins, Tony Banks
  5. All in a Mouse’s Night – Tony Banks
  6. Blood on the Rooftops – Steve Hackett, Phil Collins
  7. Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers – Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford
  8. In That Quiet Earth – Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Phil Collins
  9. Afterglow – Tony Banks

 

On December 27, 1967.

Songs of Leonard Cohen

On December 27, 1967, “Columbia” label released “Songs of Leonard Cohen”, the debut Leonard Cohen album. It was recorded in August 1967, at the “Columbia Studio E” in New York, and was produced by John Simon.

Track listing

All tracks by Leonard Cohen.

  1. Suzanne
  2. Master Song
  3. Winter Lady
  4. The Stranger Song
  5. Sisters of Mercy
  6. So Long, Marianne
  7. Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye
  8. Stories of the Street
  9. Teachers
  10. One of Us Cannot Be Wrong

 

 

 

On December 27, 1967.

Bob_Dylan_-_John_Wesley_Harding

On December 27, 1967, “Columbia” label released “John Wesley Harding”, the eighth Bob Dylan studio album. It was recorded October – November 1967, and was produced by Bob Johnston. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “John Wesley Harding” at number 301 at its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Bob Dylan– vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, keyboards
  • Kenneth Buttrey – drums
  • Pete Drake– pedal steel guitar
  • Charlie McCoy– bass guitar
  • John Berg – cover photo

Track listing

All tracks by Bob Dylan.

  1. John Wesley Harding
  2. As I Went Out One Morning
  3. I dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
  4. All Along the Watchtower
  5. The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest
  6. Drifter’s Escape
  7. Dear Landlord
  8. I am a Lonesome Hobo
  9. I Pity the Poor Immigrant
  10. The Wicked Messenger
  11. Down Along the Cove
  12. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight

 

 

 

On December 23, 1968.

Natchl blues

On December 23, 1968, “Columbia” label released “The Natch’l Blues”, the second Taj Mahal studio album. It was recorded May – October 1968, and was produced by David Rubinson.

Personnel:

  • Taj Mahal – vocals, harmonica, Miss “National” steel bodied guitar
  • Jesse Ed Davis- guitar, piano, brass arrangements
  • Gary Gilmore – bass
  • Chuck Blackwell – drums
  • Al Kooper- piano
  • Earl Palmer- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Taj Mahal, except where noted.

  1. Good Morning Miss Brown
  2. Corinna – Taj Mahal, Jesse Ed Davis
  3. Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Steal My Jellyroll
  4. Going Up to the Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue
  5. Done Changed My Way of Living
  6. She Caught the Katy and Left Me a Mule to Ride – Taj Mahal, Yank Rachell
  7. The Cuckoo – traditional
  8. You Don’t Miss Your Water(‘Til Your Well Runs Dry) – William Bell
  9. Ain’t That a Lot of Love – Homer Banks, Deanie Parker

On December 20, 1971.

The_Concert_For_Bangla_Desh

On December 20, 1971, “Apple” label released “The Concert for Bangladesh”  a live triple album by George Harrison and his friends. The album is recording from the concert on August 1, 1971, at “Madison Square Garden” in New York, held in aid of the homeless Bengali refugees of the Bangladesh Liberation War. This was the first big humanitarian concert with international music stars and was the model for future big rock benefits events such as “Live Aid” (1985).  The album was produced by George Harrison and Phil Spector. The box set included a 64-page book containing concert photos. ”The Concert for Bangladesh” won “Grammy Award” for “Album of the Year”.

Personnel:

  • George Harrison – vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Ravi Shankar– sitar
  • Bob Dylan– vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica
  • Leon Russell– piano, vocals, bass, backing vocals
  • Ringo Starr– drums, vocals, tambourine
  • Billy Preston– Hammond organ, vocals
  • Eric Clapton– electric guitar
  • Ali Akbar Khan– sarod
  • Alla Rakha– tabla
  • Kamala Chakravarty– tambura
  • Jesse Ed Davis– electric guitar
  • Klaus Voormann– bass
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Pete Ham– acoustic guitar
  • Tom Evans– twelve-string acoustic guitar
  • Joey Molland– acoustic guitar
  • Mike Gibbins– tambourine, maracas
  • Don Preston– electric guitar, vocals, percussion
  • Carl Radle– bass
  • Jim Horn– saxophones, horn arrangements
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet
  • Jackie Kelso– saxophones
  • Allan Beutler – saxophones
  • Lou McCreary – trombone
  • Ollie Mitchell– trumpet
  • Claudia Linnear, Jo Green, Jeanie Greene, Marlin Greene, Dolores Hall, Don Nix – backing vocals
  • Tom Wilkes – design

Track listing:

  1. George Harrison/Ravi Shankar Introduction – George Harrison, Ravi Shankar
  2. Bangla Dhun – Ravi Shankar
  3. Wah-Wah – George Harrison
  4. My Sweet Lord – George Harrison
  5. Awaiting on You All – George Harrison
  6. That’s the Way God Planned It – Billy Preston
  7. It Don’t Come Easy – Richard Starkey
  8. Beware of Darkness – George Harrison
  9. Band Introduction
  10. While My Guitar Gently Weeps – George Harrison
  11. Medley: Jumpin’ Jack Flash/Youngblood – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards/Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Doc Pomus
  12. Here Comes the Sun – George Harrison
  13. A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall – Bob Dylan
  14. It Takes A Lot to Laugh It – Bob Dylan
  15. Blowin’ in the Wind – Bob Dylan
  16. Mr. Tambourine Man – Bob Dylan
  17. Just Like A Woman – Bob Dylan
  18. Something – George Harrison
  19. Bangla Desh – George Harrison

On December 18, 1970.

T. Rex - Same

On December 18, 1970, “Fly” label released  the self-titled, fifth T.Rex studio album.  It was recorded July – August 1970, at the “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Toni Visconti. This was the first album released under this name since the band changed their name from Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Personnel:

  • Marc Bolan– vocals, guitar, bass, organ
  • Mickey Finn– bass, drums, Pixiphone, vocals
  • Tony Visconti– piano, string arrangements
  • Howard Kaylan– background vocals
  • Mark Volman– background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Bolan.

  1. The Children of Rarn
  2. Jewel
  3. The Visit
  4. Childe
  5. The Time of Love is Now
  6. Diamond Meadows
  7. Root of Star
  8. Beltane Walk
  9. Is it Love
  10. One Inch Rock
  11. Summer Deep
  12. Seagull Woman
  13. Suneye
  14. The Wizard
  15. The Children of Rarn (reprise)

 

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