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In April 1974.

In April 1974, “Transatlantic” label released “Midnight Mushrumps”, the second Gryphon album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Chipping Norton Recording Studios” in Chipping Norton, England, and was produced by Graeme Taylor, Richard Harvey, Philip Nestor, Brian Gulland and Dave Oberlé.

Personnel:

  • Graeme Taylor – vocals, acoustic, semi acoustic, classical, twelve string and electric guitars
  • Richard Harvey – vocals, recorder, crumhorn, harmonium, organ, grand piano, harpsichord, electric piano, toy piano, glockenspiel, mandolin
  • Brian Gulland – vocals, keyboards, bassoon, crumhorn, recorder
  • Philip Nestor – vocals, bass guitars
  • Dave Oberlé – lead vocals, drums, timpani, percussion
  • Dave Grinsted – engineer
  • Ann Sullivan – art direction
  • Richard Rockwood – design
  • Clive Boursnell – photography

Track listing:

  1. Midnight Mushrumps – Richard Harvey
  2. The Ploughboy’s Dream – traditional
  3. The Last Flash of Geberdine Taylor – Graeme Taylor
  4. Gulland Rock – Brian Gulland
  5. Dubbel Dutch – Graeme Taylor
  6. Ethelion – Graeme Taylor, Richard Harvey, Philip Nestor, Brian Gulland, Dave Oberlé.

In April 1974.

In April 1974, “Purple Records” label released “First of the Big Bands”, album by Tony Ashton and Jon Lord. It was recorded in November 1971 – late 1973, at “Air Studios” and “Apple Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Ashton and Jon Lord.

Personnel:

  • Tony Ashton – lead vocals, Hammond organ, piano
  • Jon Lord – Hammond organ, piano
  • Mick Clarke – guitars
  • Jim Cregan – guitars
  • Jerry Donahue – guitars
  • Peter Frampton – guitars
  • Pat Donaldson – bass
  • Carmine Appice – drums
  • Terry Cox – drums
  • Ian Paice – drums
  • Cozy Powell – drums
  • Frank Ricotti – percussion, vibraphone
  • Dick Parry – saxophone
  • Howie Casey – saxophone
  • Dave Caswell – trumpet
  • Mike Davis – trumpet
  • John Mumford – trombone
  • Madeline Bell – backing vocals
  • Tony Ferguson – backing vocals
  • Jimmy Helms – backing vocals
  • Kenny Rowe – backing vocals
  • Graham White – backing vocals
  • Jo Ann Williams – backing vocals
  • Roger Willis – backing vocals
  • Martin Birch, Geoffrey Emerick, Alan Harris, John Middleton, John Mills, Bill Price – engineer
  • John Kosh – design
  • Peter Howe – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony Ashton and Jon Lord, except where noted.

  1. We’re Gonna Make It
  2. Downside Upside Down
  3. Band of the Salvation Army (including Bringing in the Sheaves)
  4. Silly Boy
  5. Surrender Me – Tony Ashton
  6. Celebration
  7. I Been Lonely – Tony Ashton
  8. Shut Up
  9. Ballad of Mr. Giver – (including a reprise of Celebration)

In April 1973.

In April 1973, “Charisma” label released “Home Thoughts”, the second Clifford T. Ward studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Clifford T. Ward.

Personnel:

  • Clifford T. Ward – vocals, keyboards
  • Derek Thomas – guitars
  • Terry Edwards – bass
  • Ken Wright – drums, percussion
  • Richard Hewson – arrangements
  • Jerry Boys, Vic Gamm – engineer
  • Alan Curtis, Tony Bell – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Clifford T. Ward.

  1. Gaye
  2. Wherewithal
  3. The Dubious Circus Company
  4. Nightingale
  5. Where Would That Leave Me
  6. The Traveler
  7. Home Thoughts from Abroad
  8. Where’s It Going to End
  9. Time, the Magician
  10. Give Me One More Chance
  11. Cold Wind Blowing
  12. The Open University
  13. Crisis

In March 1973.

In March 1973, “Warner Bros” label released “Ooh La La”, the fourth Faces studio album. It was recorded September 1972 – January 1973, at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Glyn Johns.

Personnel:

  • Rod Stewart – lead vocal, electric guitar
  • Ronnie Lane – lead vocal, rhythm and acoustic guitars, tambourine, bass, percussion
  • Ronnie Wood – lead and co-lead vocal, slide, acoustic, rhythm and guitars, electric bouzouki
  • Ian McLagan – co-lead and backing vocal, piano, organ, harmonium
  • Kenney Jones – drums, percussion
  • Neemoi “Speedy” Aquaye – congas, shakers, percussion
  • Phil Chapman – klaxon, engineer
  • Glyn Johns – engineer
  • Ron Nevison – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Silicone Grown – Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  2. Cindy Incidentally – Ian McLagan, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  3. Flags and Banners – Ronnie Lane, Rod Stewart
  4. My Fault – Ian McLagan, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  5. Borstal Boys – Ian McLagan, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  6. Fly in the Ointment – Kenney Jones, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan, Ron Wood
  7. If I’m on the Late Side – Ronnie Lane, Rod Stewart
  8. Glad and Sorry – Ronnie Lane
  9. Just Another Honky – Ronnie Lane
  10. Ooh La La – Ronnie Lane, Ronnie Wood

In November 1973.

In November 1973, “United Artists” label released “On the Third Day”, the third Electric Light Orchestra studio album. It was recorded April – August 1973, at “De Lane Lea Studios” and “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Jeff Lynne.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lynne – vocals, guitars
  • Richard Tandy – piano, Moog, clavinet, Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Mike Edwards – cello
  • Mik Kaminski – violin 
  • Mike de Albuquerque – bass, backing vocals
  • Bev Bevan – drums, percussion
  • Wilf Gibson – violin
  • Colin Walker – cello
  • Marc Bolan – joint lead guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Lynne, except where noted.

  1. Ocean Breakup / King of the Universe
  2. Bluebird is Dead
  3. Oh No Not Susan
  4. New World Rising / Ocean Breakup (reprise)
  5. Showdown
  6. Daybraker
  7. Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
  8. Dreaming of 4000
  9. In the Hall of the Mountain King – Edvard Grieg

In November 1973.

In November 1973, “Columbia” label released “Stretch”, the ninth Scott Walker studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Nova Studios” in London, and was produced by Dal Newman.

Personnel:

  • Scott Walker – vocal
  • Brian Daily, Colin Greene – acoustic guitar
  • BJ Cole – Steel Guitar, Dobro 
  • Paul Keogh – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jim Ryan – electric guitar
  • Mike Moran, Ronnie Leahy – keyboards
  • Bruce Lynch, Dave Wintow – bass guitar
  • Chris Lawrence – bass
  • Barry Desouza, Terry Cox – drums
  • Ray Cooper – percussion
  • Del Newman – arranger
  • Richard Dodd – engineer
  • Roslav Szaybo – art direction, design
  • Mike Fowler back cover
  • John Brown photography

Track listing:

  1. Sunshine – Mickey Newbury
  2. Just One Smile – Randy Newman
  3. A Woman Left Lonely – Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn
  4. No Easy Way Down – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  5. That’s How I Got to Memphis – Tom T.Hall
  6. Use Me – Bill Withers
  7. Frisco Depot – Mickey Newbury
  8. Someone Who Cared – Del Newman
  9. Where Does Brown Begin – Jimmy Webb
  10. Where Love Has Died – Jim Owen
  11. I’ll Be Home – Randy Newman

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “United Artists” label released “Please Don’t Ever Change”, the fifth Brinsley Schwarz album. It was recorded in July 1973, and was produced by Vic Maile, Brinsley Schwarz, Ian Gomm, Billy Rankin and Nick Lowe.

Personnel:

  • Brinsley Schwarz – vocals, guitar, alto saxophone, piano
  • Ian Gomm – vocals, guitar
  • Bob Andrews – vocals, piano, organ
  • Nick Lowe – vocals, bass guitar
  • Billy Rankin – drums
  • Kingsley Ward, Len Foster, Vic Maile – engineers
  • Waldo’s Design – sleeve

Track listing:

All tracks by Nick Lowe, except where noted.

  1. Hooked on Love – Ian Gomm
  2. Why Do We Hurt the One We Love
  3. I Worry (‘Bout You Baby)
  4. Don’t Ever Change – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  5. Home in My Hand – Ronnie Self
  6. Play That Fast Thing (One More Time)
  7. I Won’t Make It Without You
  8. Down in Mexico
  9. Speedoo – Esther Navarro
  10. The Version (Hypocrite) – Leroy Sibbles

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “CBS” label released “Past, Present and Future”, the fifth Al Stewart studio album. It was recorded in April 1973, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by John Anthony.

Personnel:

  • Al Stewart – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Tim Renwick – electric guitar
  • Peter Berryman – acoustic guitar
  • Isaac Guillory – acoustic and classical guitar
  • B.J. Cole – steel guitar
  • Peter Wood – keyboards, piano, accordion
  • Rick Wakeman – piano, keyboards
  • Tim Hinkley – keyboards
  • Bob Andrews – keyboards
  • Bob Sargeant – keyboards
  • Francis Monkman – Moog synthesizer
  • Alistair Anderson – English concertina
  • Bruce Thomas – bass
  • Brian Odgers – bass
  • John Wilson – drums
  • Frank Ricotti – percussion
  • Roger Taylor – percussion
  • Richard Hewson – string arrangements
  • Haim Romano – mandolin
  • Dave Swarbrick – mandolin
  • Luciano Bravo – steel band
  • Lennox James – steel band
  • Michael Oliver – steel band
  • Krysia Kocjan – backing vocals
  • John Donelly – backing vocals
  • Mick Welton – backing vocals
  • Kevin Powers – backing vocals
  • Mike “Clay” Stone – engineer
  • Mario Grattarola – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Stewart.

  1. Old Admirals
  2. Warren Harding
  3. Soho (Needless to Say)
  4. The Last Day of June 1934
  5. Post World War Two Blues
  6. Roads to Moscow
  7. Terminal Eyes
  8. Nostradamus

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Enterprise” label releasedJoy”, the sixth Isaac Hayes studio album. It was recorded April – May 1973, and was produced by Isaac Hayes.

Personnel:

  • Isaac Hayes – vocals, male vocals arrangements
  • Isaac Hayes Movement, The Memphis Strings, The Movement Horns – accompaniment
  • Hot Buttered Soul Unlimited – backing vocals
  • Pat Lewis – female vocals arrangements
  • Johnny Allen – arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Isaac Hayes, except where noted.

  1. Joy
  2. I Love You That’s All – Randall Stewart, Willie Hall
  3. A Man Will Be a Man
  4. The Feeling Keeps on Coming
  5. I’m Gonna Make It (Without You)

In September 1976.

In September 1976, “Pausa” label released “Thad Jones/Mel Lewis and Manuel De Sica and the Jazz Orchestra”, album by Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra. It was recorded in September 1973, and in July 1974, in Perugia, Italy.

Personnel:

  • Thad Jones – flugelhorn
  • Mel Lewis – drums
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater – vocals
  • Roland Hanna – piano
  • George Mraz – bass
  • Jerry Dodgion – alto saxophone, flute
  • Eddie Xiques – alto saxophone, clarinet
  • Billy Harper – tenor saxophone
  • Ron Bridgewater – tenor saxophone, clarinet
  • Pepper Adams – baritone saxophone
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet
  • Jim Bossy – trumpet
  • Steve Furtado – trumpet
  • Cecil Bridgewater – trumpet
  • Jimmy Knepper – trombone
  • Quentin Jackson – trombone
  • Billy Campbell – trombone
  • Cliff Heather – trombone

Track listing:

  1. First Jazz Suite – Manuel De Sica
  2. Brasserie
  3. Father
  4. Sing
  5. Ballade
  6. For Life
  7. Little Pixie – Thad Jones