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In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Bronze” label released “The Magician’s Birthday”, the fifth Uriah Heep studio album. It was recorded September – October 1972, at “Lansdowne Studios” in London, and was produced by Gerry Bron. The album cover design was by Roger Dean.

Personnel:

  • David Byron– lead vocals
  • Mick Box– guitars
  • Ken Hensley– keyboards, guitars, moog synthesizer
  • Gary Thain– bass guitar
  • Lee Kerslake– drums, percussion
  • Brian Cole– pedal steel guitar
  • Peter Gallen – engineer
  • Ashley Howe – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Ken Hensley except where noted.

  1. Sunrise
  2. Spider Woman – Mick Box, David Byron, Lee Kerslake, Gary Thain
  3. Blind Eye
  4. Echoes in the Dark
  5. Rain
  6. Sweet Lorraine
  7. Tales
  8. The Magician’s Birthday
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In November 1972.

In November 1972, “A&M” label released “Whatever’s for Us”, the debut Joan Armatrading album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Château d’Hérouville” in France, “Trident Studios” and “Marquee Studios” in London, and was produced by Gus Dudgeon. The album was collaboration between Joan Armatrading and singer-songwriter Pam Nestor.

Personnel:

  • Joan Armatrading – vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, harmonium
  • Davey Johnstone- guitars, sitar
  • Larry Steele – bass guitar
  • Chris Hughes – saxophone
  • Gerry Conway, Henry Spinetti– drums
  • Ray Cooper– percussion, vibes
  • Robin Geoffrey Cable, Ken Scott, Roy Baker, Phil Dunne – engineers
  • Del Newman – string, horns arrangements
  • Chris Hughes – brass arrangements
  • John Hays – art direction
  • Sumiko Davies – cover design
  • Derek Davies – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Joan Armatrading and Pam Nestor, except where noted.

  1. My Family
  2. City Girl – Joan Armatrading
  3. Spend a Little Time – Joan Armatrading
  4. Whatever’s for Us, for Us
  5. Child Star
  6. Visionary Mountains
  7. It Could Have Been Better
  8. Head of the Table
  9. Mister Remember Me
  10. Gave It a Try
  11. Alice
  12. Conversation – Joan Armatrading
  13. Mean Old Man
  14. All the King’s Gardens

 

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Cube” label released “Something To Say”, the third Joe Cocker  studio album. It was recorded 1971 – 1972, and was produced by Denny Cordell and Nigel Thomas.

Personnel:

  • Joe Cocker – lead vocals
  • Neil Hubbard – guitar
  • Allan Spenner – bass
  • Chris Stainton – piano, organ
  • Jim Keltner, Alan White, Conrad Isidore – drums
  • Felix Falcon – percussion
  • Rebop Kwaku Baah- congas
  • Rick (Alphonso) Alfonso – trumpet
  • Fred Scerbo, Milton Sloane, Jim Horn- saxophone
  • Gloria Jones, Viola Wills, Virginia Ayers, Beverly Gardner – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Cocker and Chris Stainton, except where noted.

  1. Pardon Me Sir
  2. High Time We Went
  3. She Don’t Mind
  4. Black-Eyed Blues
  5. Something to Say – Joe Cocker, Peter Nicholls
  6. Midnight Rider – Gregg Allman, Robert Payne
  7. Do Right Woman (live)- Dan Penn, Chips Moman
  8. Woman to Woman
  9. James Infirmary (live)– Frey Assunto

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Reprise” label released “Old Dan’s Records”, the ninth Gordon Lightfoot album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Lenny Waronker. The album won the 1974 “Juno Award” for “Folk Album of the Year”, and Gordon Lightfoot won the same award as “Folk Singer of the Year”.

Personnel:

  • Gordon Lightfoot – guitar, vibes
  • Rick Haynes – bass
  • Terry Clements – guitar
  • Red Shea – guitar, classical guitar, dobro
  • Barry Keane – drums, percussion
  • Dave Brown – percussion
  • Bruce Good – autoharp
  • Larry Good – 5-string banjo
  • David Bromberg- slide dobro
  • Nick De Caro – piano, orchestral arrangements
  • Ollie Strong – steel

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Lightfoot.

  1. Farewell to Annabel
  2. That Same Old Obsession
  3. Old Dan’s Records
  4. Lazy Mornin’
  5. You Are What I Am
  6. Can’t Depend on Love
  7. My Pony Won’t Go
  8. It’s Worth Believin’
  9. Mother of a Miner’s Child
  10. Hi’way Songs

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “United Artists” label released “Ege Bamyasi”, the fourth Can studio. It was recorded in 1972, at “Inner Space Studios” and was produced by Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt and Damo Suzuki. “Ege Bamyası” means “Aegean Okra” in Turkish

Personnel:

  • Holger Czukay– bass, engineering, editing
  • Michael Karoli– guitar
  • Jaki Liebezeit– drums
  • Irmin Schmidt– keyboards
  • Damo Suzuki– vocals
  • Ingo Trauer – original artwork
  • Richard J. Rudow – original design

Track listing:

All tracks by Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt and Damo Suzuki.

  1. Pinch
  2. Sing Swan Song
  3. One More Night
  4. Vitamin C
  5. Soup
  6. I’m So Green
  7. Spoon

 

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “ABC” label released “Can’t Buy a Thrill”, the debut Steely Dan studio album. It was recorded in 1972 at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Gary Katz. The album cover features a photomontage by Robert Lockart.

Personnel:

  • David Palmer – lead and backing vocals
  • Donald Fagen– acoustic and electric pianos, plastic (YC-30) organ, lead and backing vocals
  • Jeff “Skunk” Baxter– guitar, pedal steel guitar, spoken word
  • Denny Dias– guitar, electric sitar
  • Walter Becker – electric bass, dual lead and backing vocals
  • Jim Hodder– drums, percussion, lead vocal, backing vocals
  • Elliott Randall– lead guitar
  • Jerome Richardson– tenor saxophone
  • Snooky Young– flugelhorn
  • Victor Feldman– percussion
  • Venetta Fields, Clydie King, Sherlie Matthews– backing vocals
  • Engineer: Roger Nichols
  • Assistant engineer: Tim Weston

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker.

  1. Do It Again
  2. Dirty Work
  3. Kings
  4. Midnite Cruiser
  5. Only a Fool Would Say That
  6. Reelin’ in the Years
  7. Fire in the Hole
  8. Brooklyn (Owes the Charmer Under Me)
  9. Change of the Guard
  10. Turn That Heartbeat Over Again

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Reprise” label released “Boomer’s Story”, the third Ry Cooder studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Amigo Studios” in Burbank, California, and was produced by Jim Dickinson and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Ry Cooder – guitars, mandolin, bottleneck guitar, vocals
  • Tommy McClure – bass
  • Charles Lawing – clarinet
  • Jim Keltner, Roger Hawkins- drums
  • Sleepy John Estes- guitar, vocals
  • Gene Finney – harmonica
  • George Bohanon- horns
  • Milt Holland- percussion
  • Randy Newman- piano
  • Jim Dickinson- piano, bass, vocals
  • Dan Penn- vocals

Track listing:

  1. Boomer’s Story – traditional
  2. Cherry Ball Blues – Skip James
  3. Crow Black Chicken – Lawrence Wilson
  4. Ax Sweet Mama – Sleepy John Estes
  5. Maria Elena – Bob Russell, Lorenzo Barcelata
  6. The Dark End of the Street – Dan Penn, Chips Moman
  7. Rally ‘Round the Flag – George F. Root
  8. Comin’ in on a Wing and a Prayer – Jimmy McHugh, Harold Adamson
  9. President Kennedy – Sleepy John Estes
  10. Good Morning Mr. Railroad Man – traditional