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On August 1973.

In August 1973, “Harvest” label released “Boulders”, the first Roy Wood solo album.  It was recorded 1969 – 1971, at “Phonogram Studios” and “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Roy Wood.

Personnel:

  • Roy Wood – lead, harmony and backing vocals, electric guitarand acoustic guitars, bass, steel guitar,  piano,  drums,  percussion,  mandolin,  cittern,  bouzouki, banjo, cello, double  bass,  brass,  saxophones,  bassoon, recorders, harmonica, water bowl, sound effects, production, cover art
  • John Kurlander – harmonium

Track listing:

All tracks by Roy Wood.

  1. Songs of Praise
  2. Wake Up
  3. Rock Down Low
  4. Nancy Sing Me a Song
  5. Dear Elaine
  6. Medley: All the Way Over the Hill, Irish Loafer (And His Hen)
  7. Miss Clarke and the Computer
  8. When Gran’ma Plays the Banjo
  9. Rock Medley: Rockin’ Shoes, She’s Too Good for Me, Locomotive
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On August 17, 2004.

On August 17, 2004, “Virgin” label released “Free the Bees”, the second Bees album. It was recorded 2003 – 2004, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Paul Butler.

Personnel:

  • Kris Birkin – guitar, vocals
  • Paul Butler – lead vocals, guitar, piano, saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, mandolin, drums, percussion, producer
  • Michael Clevett – drums, percussion, bass, Hammond organ, vocals
  • Warren Hampshire – Hammond organ, piano, celeste, acoustic guitar, percussion, vocals
  • Aaron Fletcher – bass, guitar, piano, drums, percussion, vocals
  • Tim Parkin – vocals, trumpet, bass, piano, Rhodes piano, percussion

Track listing:

  1. These Are the Ghosts – Kris Birkin, Paul Butler, Michael Clevett, Warren Hampshire, Aaron Fletcher and Tim Parkin.
  2. Wash in the Rain – Kris Birkin, Paul Butler, Michael Clevett, Warren Hampshire, Aaron Fletcher, Tim Parkin, Julian Batley
  3. No Atmosphere – Kris Birkin, Paul Butler, Michael Clevett, Warren Hampshire, Aaron Fletcher and Tim Parkin
  4. Horsemen – Kris Birkin, Paul Butler, Michael Clevett, Warren Hampshire, Aaron Fletcher and Tim Parkin
  5. Chicken Payback – Kris Birkin, Paul Butler, Michael Clevett, Warren Hampshire, Aaron Fletcher and Tim Parkin
  6. The Russian – Kris Birkin, Paul Butler, Michael Clevett, Warren Hampshire, Aaron Fletcher and Tim Parkin
  7. I Love You – Kris Birkin, Paul Butler, Michael Clevett, Warren Hampshire, Aaron Fletcher and Tim Parkin
  8. The Start – Kris Birkin, Paul Butler, Michael Clevett, Warren Hampshire, Aaron Fletcher and Tim Parkin
  9. Hourglass – Kris Birkin, Paul Butler, Michael Clevett, Warren Hampshire, Aaron Fletcher, Tim Parkin. Julian Batley
  10. Go Karts – Kris Birkin, Paul Butler, Michael Clevett, Warren Hampshire, Aaron Fletcher and Tim Parkin
  11. One Glass of Water – Kris Birkin, Paul Butler, Michael Clevett, Warren Hampshire, Aaron Fletcher and Tim Parkin
  12. This Is the Land – Kris Birkin, Paul Butler, Michael Clevett, Warren Hampshire, Aaron Fletcher and Tim Parkin

In July 1976.

In July 1976, “RCA” label released “Year of the Cat”, the seventh Al Stewart studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Alan Parsons. The cover design was by Hipgnosis and illustrator Colin Elgie.

Personnel:

  • Al Stewart – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Peter White- guitar, keyboards
  • John Perry – background vocals
  • Tim Renwick- guitar
  • Andrew Powell- string arrangements
  • Bobby Bruce – violin
  • Marion Driscoll – percussion
  • Stuart Elliott- drums, percussion
  • George Ford – bass
  • Phil Kenzie- alto saxophone
  • Don Lobster – keyboards
  • David Pack- background vocals
  • Tony Rivers- background vocals
  • Graham Smith – harmonica
  • Peter Wood- keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Stewart, except where noted.

  1. Lord Grenville
  2. On the Border
  3. Midas Shadow
  4. Sand in Your Shoes
  5. If it Doesn’t Come Naturally, Leave It
  6. Flying Sorcery
  7. Broadway Hotel
  8. One Stage Before
  9. Year of the Cat – Al Stewart, Peter Wood

In July 1975.

In July 1975, “BTM” label released “Scheherazade and Other Stories”, the sixth Renaissance studio album. It was recorded in May 1975, at “Abbey Road Studios”, and was produced by David Hitchcock, Annie Haslam, Michael Dunford, John Tout, Jon Camp and Terence Sullivan.

Personnel:

  • Annie Haslam– lead and backing vocals
  • Michael Dunford – acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • John Tout – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Jon Camp – bass, bass pedals, lead and backing vocals
  • Terence Sullivan – drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Tony Cox – orchestral arrangements
  • John Kurlander – engineer
  • Patrick Stapley – assistant engineer
  • Hipgnosis- cover design
  • T. (Terry) Penman – keyboards

Track listing:

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

In June 1982.

In June 1982, “Arista” label released “Eye in the Sky”, the sixth Alan Parsons Project studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Abbey Road Studios”, and was produced by Alan Parsons.

Personnel:

  • Chris Rainbow – lead vocal
  • Lenny Zakatek – lead vocal
  • Dave Terry – lead vocal
  • Eric Woolfson – keyboards, lead vocal
  • Colin Blunstone – lead vocal
  • The English Chorale: choir vocals
  • Alan Parsons: keyboards, Fairlightprogramming, vocals
  • David Paton: acoustic and electric guitars, bass, lead vocal
  • Ian Bairnson: acoustic and electric guitars
  • Mel Collins: saxophone
  • Stuart Elliott: drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson except where noted.

  1. Sirius
  2. Eye in the Sky – Eric Woolfson
  3. Children of the Moon – David Paton
  4. Gemini – Chris Rainbow
  5. Silence and I – Eric Woolfson
  6. You’re Gonna Get Your Fingers Burned – Lenny Zakatek
  7. Psychobabble – Dave Terry
  8. Mammagamma
  9. Step by Step – Lenny Zakatek
  10. Old and Wise – Colin Blunstone

In June 1978.

In June 1978, “Virgin” label released “Real Life”, the debut Magazine studio album. It was recorded March – April 1978, at “Virgin Mobile” and “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by John Leckie and Mick Glossop. The album artwork and mono print were by Linder. In 1986, “Sounds” magazine ranked “Real Life” at number 89 in its list “100 Best Albums of All Time”; in 2006, “Uncut” magazine ranked the album at number 37 on its list of the “100 Greatest Debut Albums”.

Personnel:

  • Howard Devoto– vocals
  • John McGeoch– guitar, saxophone
  • Barry Adamson– bass guitar
  • Dave Formula– keyboards
  • Martin Jackson– drums
  • John Leckie- engineer
  • Hayden Bendall – assistant engineer
  • Adrian Boot – photographs

Track listing:

All tracks by Howard Devoto.

  1. Definitive Gaze – Howard Devoto, John McGeoch
  2. My Tulpa – Howard Devoto, John McGeoch
  3. Shot by Both Sides – Howard Devoto, Pete Shelley
  4. Recoll – Howard Devoto, John McGeoch
  5. Burst – Howard Devoto
  6. Motorcade – Howard Devoto, Bob Dickinson
  7. The Great Beautician in the Sky – Howard Devoto, John McGeoch
  8. The Light Pours Out of Me – Howard Devoto, John McGeoch, Pete Shelley
  9. Parade – Barry Adamson, Dave Formula

In June 1976.

In June 1976, “Harvest” label released “Softs”, the ninth Soft Machine studio album. It was recorded January – March 1976, at at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Roy Babbington, John Etheridge, John Marshall, Alan Wakeman and Karl Jenkins.

Personnel:

  • Roy Babbington– bass guitar
  • John Etheridge– acoustic and electric guitars
  • John Marshall– drums, percussion
  • Alan Wakeman– soprano and tenor saxophones
  • Karl Jenkins– piano, electric piano, pianette, string and Mini-Moog synthesizers, orchestrations
  • Mike Ratledge– synthesizer

Track listing:

All tracks by Karl Jenkins except where noted.

  1. Aubade
  2. The Tale ofTaliesin
  3. Ban-BanCaliban
  4. Song ofAeolus
  5. Out of Season
  6. Second Bundle
  7. Kayoo – John Marshall
  8. The Camden Tandem – John Etheridge, John Marshall
  9. Nexus
  10. One Over the Eight – Karl Jenkins, John Marshall, John Etheridge,Alan Wakeman,Roy Babbington
  11. Etika – John Etheridge