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In September 1973.

In September 1973, “Raft” label released “It’s Only a Movie”, the seventh Family studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Knowie Hall”; “Olympic Studios” and “Air Studios”, and was produced by Roger Chapman, John “Charlie” Whitney , Tony Ashton, Jim Cregan and Rob Townsend. “It’s Only a Movie” was band’s last studio album before it disbanded the same year.


  • Roger Chapman- lead vocals
  • John “Charlie” Whitney- guitar, banjo
  • Tony Ashton- keyboards, backing vocals
  • Jim Cregan- bass
  • Rob Townsend- drums, percussion
  • Peter Hope-Evans- harmonica
  • Del Newman – string and horn arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by John “Charlie” Whitney and Roger Chapman,  except where noted.

  1. It’s Only a Movie
  2. Leroy
  3. Buffet Tea for Two
  4. Boom Bang
  5. Boots’n’Roots
  6. Banger
  7. Sweet Desiree
  8. Suspicion
  9. Check Out – John “Charlie” Whitney, Roger Chapman, Jim Cregan

On July 5, 1974.

On July 5, 1974, “island” label released “Another Time, Another Place”, the second Bryan Ferry studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Island Studios”, “Ramport Studios” and “AIR studios” in London, and was produced by  Bryan Ferry and John Punter.


  • Bryan Ferry – lead vocal, harmonica, organ, cover concept
  • Henry Lowther– trumpet
  • Chris Mercer – tenor saxophone
  • David O’List– guitar
  • Ruan O’Lochlainn – alto saxophone
  • John Porter– guitar
  • Chris Pyne– trombone
  • John Wetton– bass guitar, fiddle
  • Tony Carr, Tony Charles, Bruce Rowland– drums
  • Paul Cosh, Martin Drover– trumpet
  • Jeff Daly, Bob Efford, Ronnie Ross– saxophone
  • Malcolm Griffiths – trombone
  • Jimmy Hastings– flute
  • Morris Pert– percussion
  • John Punter– bass guitar
  • Peter Robinson – keyboards
  • Bruce Rowland– drums
  • Mark Warner – guitar
  • Chorus: Vicki Brown, Helen Chappelle, Barry St. John, Liza Strike
  • Strings arranged by Ann Odell
  • Brass arranged by Martyn Ford
  • Engineer: John Punter
  • Assistant engineers: Rhett Davies, Mark Dodson, Gary Edwards, Sean Milligan
  • Photography: Eric Boman
  • Design: Nicholas de Ville
  • Artwork: Bob Bowkett
  • Fashion: Antony Price

Track listing:

  1. The ‘In’ Crowd – Billy Page
  2. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes – Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach
  3. Walk a Mile in My Shoes – Joe South
  4. Funny How Time Slips Away – Willie Nelson
  5. You Are My Sunshine – Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell
  6. (What a) Wonderful World – Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert, Lou Adler
  7. It Ain’t Me Babe – Bob Dylan
  8. Fingerpoppin’ – Ike Turner
  9. Help Me Make It Through the Nigh – Ike Turner
  10. Another Time, Another Place – Brian Ferry

In June 1974.

In June 1974, “Warner Bros” label released “Holiday”, the fourth America studio  album. It was recorded April – May 1974, at “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by George Martin.


  • Gerry Beckley and Dan Peek – bass, keyboards, guitars
  • Dewey Bunnell – guitars
  • Willie Leacox – drums, percussion
  • George Martin– arranger, keyboards
  • Geoff Emerick- engineering
  • Peter Henderson – tape operator
  • Gary Burden – art direction

Track listing:

  1. Miniature – Gerry Beckley
  2. Tin Man – Dewey Bunnell
  3. Another Try – Gerry Beckley
  4. Lonely People – Dan Peek, Catherine Peek
  5. Glad to See You – Dan Peek
  6. Mad Dog – Gerry Beckley
  7. Hollywood – Dewey Bunnell
  8. Baby It’s Up to You – Gerry Beckley
  9. You – Dan Peek
  10. Old Man Took – Dewey Bunnell
  11. What Does It Matter – Gerry Beckley
  12. In the Country – Dan Peek

In May 1977.

In May 1977, “Chrysalis” label released “Lights Out”, the sixth UFO studio album. It was recorded February-March 1977, at “Air Studios” in London and was produced by Ron Nevison. Magazine “Kerrang!” ranked “Lights Out” at number 28 on the list of the “100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time”.


  • Phil Mogg- vocals
  • Michael Schenker- lead guitar
  • Paul Raymond- rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Pete Way- bass
  • Andy Parker– drums
  • Alan McMillan – horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Hipgnosis- cover art

Track listing:

  1. Too Hot to Handle – Pete Way, Phil Moog
  2. Just Another Suicide – Phil Moog
  3. Try Me – Michael Schenker, Phil Moog
  4. Lights Out – Michael Schenker, Andy Parker, Phil Moog, Pete Way
  5. Getting’ Ready – Michael Schenker, Phil Moog
  6. Alone Again Or – Bryan MacLean
  7. Electric Phase – Pete Way, Phil Moog, Michael Schenker
  8. Love to Love – Michael Schenker, Phil Moog


On May 9, 2000.

On May 9, 2000, “Food” label released “100 Broken Windows”, the second Idlewild studio album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Dave Eringa and Bob Weston. In 2009, “The Skinny” ranked “100 Broken Windows” at number 1 on its list of the “Scottish Albums of the Decade”.


  • Roddy Woomble- lead vocals
  • Bob Fairfoull– bass
  • Rod Jones- guitar, backing vocals, keyboards
  • Colin Newton- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Roddy Woomble, Bob Fairfoull, Rod Jones and Colin Newton.

  1. Little Discourage
  2. I Don’t Have the Map
  3. These Wooden Ideas
  4. Roseability
  5. Idea Track
  6. Let Me Sleep (Next to the Mirror)
  7. Listen to What You’ve Got
  8. Actually It’s Darkness
  9. Rusty
  10. Mistake Pageant
  11. Quiet Crown
  12. The Bronze Medal

In May 1973.

In May 1973, “Mooncrest” label released “Razamanaz”, the third Nazareth studio album. It was recorded Dcember 1972-March 1973, at “The Ganghut” in Jamestown, Scotland, mixed at “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Roger Glover.


  • Dan McCafferty- lead vocals
  • Darrell Sweet- drums, percussion, backing vocals, liner notes
  • Pete Agnew- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Manny Charlton- electric and acoustic guitars, slide guitar, banjo, backing vocals
  • Roger Glover- bass guitar, percussion
  • Alan Perkins – recording engineer
  • Patrick Watters, Fin Costello – photography
  • Mike Brown – remastering
  • Robert M. Corich – remastering, liner notes
  • Dave Field – design

Track listing:

All lyrics by Pete Agnew, Manny Charlton, Dan McCafferty, Darrell Sweet except where noted.

  1. Razamanaz
  2. Alcatraz – Leon Russell
  3. Vigilante Man – Woody Guthrie
  4. Woke Up This Morning
  5. Night Woman
  6. Bad, Bad Boy
  7. Sold My Soul
  8. Too Bad, Too Sad
  9. Broken Down Angel

On May 4, 2015.

On May 4, 2015, “Gentlemen of the Road” label released “Wilder Mind”, the third Mumford & Sons studio album. It was recorded 2014-2015, at “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced b James Ford.


  • Marcus Mumford– lead vocals, rhythm guitar, drums
  • Ted Dwane– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Ben Lovett– piano, keyboard, synthesiser, backing vocals
  • Winston Marshall– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • James Ford– drums, percussion, keyboards
  • Tom Hobden – violin
  • Thomas Bartlett – keyboards
  • Dave Nelson – trombone
  • Aaron Dessner– keyboards
  • Benjamin Lanz – trombone

Track listing:

All tracks by Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane.

  1. Tompkins Square Park
  2. Believe
  3. The Wolf
  4. Wilder Mind
  5. Just Smoke
  6. Monster
  7. Snake Eyes
  8. Broad-Shouldered Beasts
  9. Cold Arms
  10. Ditmas
  11. Only Love
  12. Hot Gates