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In June 1978.

In June 1978, “Ensign Records” label released “A Tonic for the Troops”, the second  Boomtown Rats album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange, Bob Geldof, Pete Briquette, Gerry Cott, Johnnie Fingers, Simon Crowe, Garry Roberts and Alan Holmes.


  • Bob Geldof– vocals
  • Pete Briquette– bass, vocals
  • Gerry Cott– guitar
  • Johnnie Fingers– keyboards, vocals
  • Simon Crowe– drums, vocals
  • Garry Roberts– guitar, vocals
  • Alan Holmes – saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Geldof except where noted.

  1. Like Clockwork – Bob Geldof, Pete Briquette, Simon Crowe
  2. Blind Date
  3. (I Never Loved) Eva Braun
  4. Living in an Island
  5. Don’t Believe What You Read
  6. She’s So Modern – Bob Geldof,Johnny Fingers
  7. Me and Howard Hughes
  8. Can’t Stop
  9. (Watch Out For) The Normal People
  10. Rat Trap

In May 1977.

In May 1977, “Island” label released “Rendezvous”, the fourth Sandy Denny album. It was recorded April-June 1976, at “Island Studios”, “CBS Studios”, Strawberry Studios” and Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Trevor Lucas.


  • Sandy Denny – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
  • Jerry Donahue- electric guitar
  • Junior Murvin- electric guitar
  • Richard Thompson- electric guitar
  • Bob Weston- electric guitar
  • Trevor Lucas – acoustic guitar
  • John (Rabbit) Bundrick- organ, synthesizer, piano
  • Steve Winwood- organ, clavinet, piano, electric piano
  • John Gillespie – piano
  • Pat Donaldson- bass
  • Dave Pegg- bass
  • Dave Mattacks- drums, tambourine
  • Timi Donald – drums
  • Brother James – congas
  • Dick Cuthell- flugelhorn
  • Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle, Sue Glover, Sunny Leslie, Kay Garner, Clare Torry, The Ladybirds – backing vocals
  • The Silver Band: John Hudson, Alan Holmes, Ray Grand, Gordon Bland, David White, Robert Richards, Peter Lockett & Philip Goodwin
  • Harry Robinson- orchestral arrangements
  • Steve Gregory- brass arrangements
  • Robert Kirby- silver band arrangement
  • Engineered – John Wood
  • Mastering – John Marino, Sterling Sounds
  • Sleeve Design – Bloomfield/Travis

Track listing:

All tracks by Sandy Denny except where noted.

  1. I Wish I Was a Fool For You (For Shame of Doing Wrong) – Richard Thompson
  2. Gold Dust
  3. Candle in the Wind – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  4. Take Me Away
  5. One Way Donkey Ride
  6. I’m a Dreamer
  7. All Our Days
  8. Silver Threads and Golden Needles – Jack Rhodes, Dick Reynolds
  9. No More Sad Refrains


On November 24, 1971.


On November 24, 1971, “RCA” label released “Muswell Hillbillies”, the tenth Kinks album. It was recorded August – October 1971, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Ray Davies.


  • Ray Davies- lead vocals, acoustic guitar, resonator guitar
  • Dave Davies- lead guitar, slide guitar, banjo, backing vocals
  • John Dalton- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • John Gosling – piano, Hammond organ, accordion
  • Mick Avory- drums, percussion
  • Mike Cotton- trumpet
  • John Beecham – trombone, tuba
  • Alan Holmes – saxophone, clarinet
  • Vicki Brown- backing vocals
  • Ken Jones – harmonica
  • Mike Bobak; Richard Edwards – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davies.

  1. 20th Century Man
  2. Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues
  3. Holiday
  4. Skin and Bone
  5. Alcohol
  6. Complicated Life
  7. Here Come the People in Grey
  8. Have a Cuppa Tea
  9. Holloway Jail
  10. Oklahoma U.S.A.
  11. Uncle Son
  12. Muswell Hillbilly

On May 8, 1974.

Kinks Preservation Axt 2

On May 8, 1974, “RCA” label released “Preservation Act 2”, the twelve Kinks studio album. It was recorded January – March 1974 at “Konk Studios” in London, and was produced by Ray Davis.


  • Ray Davies- vocals, guitar
  • Dave Davies- guitar, vocals
  • John Dalton- bass
  • John Gosling- keyboards
  • Mick Avory- drums
  • Maryann Price – vocals
  • Alan Holmes- baritone saxophone, clarinet
  • Laurie Brown – trumpet, flute, tenor saxophone
  • John Beecham – trombone, flute

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davies.

  1. Announcement
  2. Introduction to Solution
  3. When a Solution Comes
  4. Money Talks
  5. Announcements
  6. Shepherds of the Nation
  7. Scum of the Earth
  8. Second Hand Car Spiv
  9. He’s Evil
  10. Mirror of Love
  11. Announcement
  12. Nobody Gives
  13. Oh Where Oh Where Is Love
  14. Fish Dream (The Final Elbow)
  15. Flash’s Confession
  16. Nothing Lasts Forever
  17. Announcement
  18. Artificial Man
  19. Scrapheap City
  20. Announcement
  21. Salvation Road