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In October 1971.

In October 1971, “Imperial” label released “Focus II”, the second Focus album. It was recorded April – May 1971, at “Sound Techniques” and “Morgan Studios” in London, Mike Vernon. The album was ranked at number 24 in “Q” and “Mojo’s” list of “40 Cosmic Rock Albums.”

Personnel:

  • Thijs van Leer– Hammond organ, piano, mellotron, harmonium, flutes, vocals
  • Jan Akkerman– guitars, bass guitar
  • Cyril Havermans– bass guitar, vocals
  • Pierre van der Linden– drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Hocus Pocus – Thijs van Leer, Jan Akkerman
  2. Le Clochard (Bread) – Jan Akkerman
  3. Janis – Thijs van Leer, Jan Akkerman
  4. Moving Waves – Thijs van Leer, Inayat Khan
  5. Focus II
  6. Eruption
  • Orfeus – Thijs van Leer
  • Answer – Thijs van Leer
  • Orfeus – Thijs van Leer
  • Answer – Thijs van Leer
  • Pupilla – Thijs van Leer
  • Tommy – Tom Barlage
  • Pupilla – Thijs van Leer
  • Answer – Thijs van Leer
  • The Bridge – Jan Akkerman
  • Euridice – Thijs van Leer, Eelko Nobel
  • Dayglow – Thijs van Leer
  • Endless Road – Pierre van der Linden
  • Answer – Thijs van Leer
  • Orfeus – Thijs van Leer
  • Euridice – Thijs van Leer, Eelko Nobel
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In October 1970.

In October 1970, “Harvest” label released “Shooting at the Moon”, the second Kevin Ayers album. It was recorded April – September 1970, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Kevin Ayers and Peter Jenner.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers – guitar, bass, vocals
  • David Bedford – organ, piano, accordion, marimbaphone, guitar
  • Lol Coxhill – saxophone, zoblophone
  • Mike Oldfield – bass, guitar and vocal
  • Mick Fincher – drums, percussion, bottles, ashtrays
  • The Whole World Chorus – backing vocals
  • Bridget St. John – vocals
  • Robert Wyatt – vocals
  • Peter Mews – engineer
  • Tom Fu – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Ayers

  1. May I?
  2. Rheinhardt & Geraldine/Colores Para Dolores
  3. Lunatics Lament
  4. Pisser Dans un Violon
  5. The Oyster and the Flying Fish
  6. Underwater
  7. Clarence in Wonderland
  8. Red Green and You Blue
  9. Shooting at the Moon

 

In October 1968.

In October 1968, “Epic” label released “The Hurdy Gurdy Man”, the sixth Donovan studio album. It was recorded November 1967 – April 1968, and was produced by Mickie Most.

Personnel:

  • Donovan – guitar, harmonica, vocals, tambura, harmonium
  • Danny Thompson – bass
  • Tony Carr – percussion, drums
  • John ‘Candy’ Carr – bongos, percussion
  • John Cameron – piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch.

  1. Hurdy Gurdy Man
  2. Peregrine
  3. The Entertaining of a Shy Girl
  4. As I Recall It
  5. Get Thy Bearings
  6. Hi It’s Been a Long Time
  7. West Indian Lady
  8. Jennifer Juniper
  9. The River Song
  10. Tangier
  11. A Sunny Day
  12. The Sun is a Very Magic Fellow
  13. Teas

 

In October 1967.

In October 1967, “Verve” label released “Chelsea Girl”, the debut Nico solo album. It was recorded April – May 1967, at “Mayfair Recording Studios” in Manhattan, and was produced by Tom Wilson. The album name is a reference to Andy Warhol’s 1966 movie “Chelsea Girls”, in which Nico starred.

Personnel:

  • Christa “Nico” Päffgen– vocals
  • Jackson Browne– electric guitar
  • Lou Reed– electric guitar
  • John Cale– viola, organ, guitar
  • Sterling Morrison– electric guitar
  • Val Valentin- director of engineering
  • Gary Kellgren- recording and remix engineer
  • Larry Fallon– string and flute arrangements
  • Paul Morrissey- photography

Track listing:

  1. The Fairest of the Seasons – Jackson Browne, Gregory Copeland
  2. These Days – Jackson Browne
  3. Little Sister – John Cale, Lou Reed
  4. Winter Song – John Cale
  5. It Was a Pleasure Then – Lou Reed, John Cale, Christa Päffgen
  6. Chelsea Girls – Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison
  7. I’ll Keep It With Mine – Bob Dylan
  8. Somewhere There’s a Feather – Jackson Browne
  9. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams – Lou Reed
  10. Eulogy to Lenny Bruce – Tim Hardin

 

In September 1981.

In September 1981, “Polydor” label released “Lord Upminster”, the second Ian Dury studio album. It was recorded April – May 1981, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Chas Jankel, Steven Stanley and Ian Dury.

Personnel:

  • Ian Dury – vocals
  • Chas Jankel- guitars, keyboards
  • Robbie Shakespeare- bass guitars
  • Sly Dunbar- drums
  • Tyrone Downie- clavinets, prophet-5, steinway and sons pianos
  • Chas, Gina, Harold, Laura, Tina, Tyrone – backing vocals
  • Recordedby Steven Stanley, Harold Dorsett
  • Mixedby Steven Stanley
  • Assistant Mixing by Harold Dorsett
  • Cover photography – Paul Kaye

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Dury and Chas Jankel, except where noted.

  1. Funky Disco (Pops)
  2. Red (Letter)
  3. Girls (Watching) – Sly Dunbar
  4. Wait (For Me)
  5. The (Body Song)
  6. Lonely (Town)
  7. Lonely (Town)
  8. Trust (Is A Must)
  9. Spasticus (Autisticus)

 

 

In September 1975.

In September 1975, “Horzu” label released “Landed” the seventh  Can studio album. It was recorded February – April 1975, at “Inner Space Studio” and was produced by Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit and Irmin Schmidt.

Personnel:

  • Holger Czukay– bass, vocals, engineer, mixing
  • Michael Karoli– guitar, violin, lead vocals
  • Jaki Liebezeit– drums, percussion, winds
  • Irmin Schmidt– keyboards, Alpha 77, vocals
  • Olaf Kübler(de) – tenor saxophone
  • Toby Robinson – mixing
  • René Tinner – recording assistant
  • Bobby Hickmott – equipment control
  • Christine – cover collage

Track listing:

  1. Full Moon on the Highway – Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt, Peter Gilmour
  2. Half Past One – Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt, Peter Gilmour
  3. Hunters and Collectors – Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt
  4. Vernal Equinox – Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt
  5. Red Hot Indians – Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt
  6. Unfinished – Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt

On September 19, 2006.

On September 19, 2006, “Equal Vision” label released “The Always Open Mouth”, the third Fear Before the March of Flames studio album. It was recorded April – May 2006, at “Johnny Cab Studios” and “The Tank”, and was produced by Bobby Darling.

Personnel:

  • Brandon L. Proff – drums, percussion, programming, gangs
  • Michael L. Madruga – bass guitar, percussion, gangs
  • David M. Marion – vocals
  • Adam R. Fisher – guitar, keyboards, piano, vocals, programming, percussion
  • Zachary M. Hutchings – guitars, percussion, gangs
  • Anthony Green, Jeremy Fisher – additional vocals
  • Ryan Smith – mastering
  • Casey Bates – engineering, mixing
  • Brandon L. Proff- layout, design

Track listing:

  1. Absolute Future
  2. Drowning the Old Hag
  3. Mouth
  4. Taking Cassandra to the End of the World Party
  5. Ten Seconds in Los Angeles
  6. The Waiting Makes Me Curious
  7. High as a Horse
  8. Dog Sized Bird
  9. Complete and Utter Confusion…
  10. …As a Result of Signals Being Crossed
  11. My (Fucking) Deer Hunter
  12. Lycanthropy
  13. A Brief Tutorial in Bachanalia
  14. A Gift for Fiction
  15. Absolute Past