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In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Virgin” label released “Marjory Razorblade”, the fifth Kevin Coyne album. It was recorded in 1973, at “The Manor” and “Saturn Studios” and was produced by Steve Verroca. The album cover was designed by Barney Bubbles.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Coyne – vocals, guitar
  • Gordon Smith – guitar, mandolin
  • Jean Roussel- piano
  • Tony Cousins – bass, bass tuba
  • Chili Charles – drums, congas
  • Steve Verroca – acoustic case and piano
  • Malcom Healey – synthesizer
  • Dave Clague – guitar
  • Ed DeGenaro – guitar
  • Tom Newman, Simon Heyworth, Phil Newell – engineers
  • Phil Franks – photography

All tracks by Kevin Coyne except where noted.

  1. Marjory Razorblade
  2. Marlene
  3. Talking to No One
  4. Eastbourne Ladies
  5. Old Soldier
  6. I Want My Crown – traditional
  7. Nasty
  8. Lonesome Valley – P. Carter
  9. House on the Hill
  10. Cheat Me
  11. Jackie and Edna
  12. Everybody Says
  13. Mummy
  14. Heaven in My View – P. Carter
  15. Karate King
  16. Dog Latin
  17. This Is Spain
  18. Chairman’s Ball
  19. Good Boy
  20. Chicken Wing
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In March 1975.

In March 1975, “Island” label released “Sweet Deceiver”, the sixth Kevin Ayers studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “The Manor Studio” in Shipton-on-Cherwell, England, and was produced by Kevin Ayers and Ollie Halsall.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers- vocals, fuzz bass, electric and acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars, mandolin
  • Freddie Smith – drums
  • Ollie Halsall- lead, acoustic and bass guitar, mandolin, honk piano, vibes, backing vocals
  • John Altman – clarinet
  • Fuzzy Samuels – bass Guitar
  • Elton John– piano
  • Jacob Magnusson – organ, accordion, piano, Clavinet, vocals
  • Bias Boshell- piano
  • Chili Charles – drums
  • Muscle Shoals Horns– brass
  • The Manor choir – vocals
  • Tony Wright- cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Ayers.

  1. Observations
  2. Guru Banana
  3. City Waltz
  4. Toujours La Voyage
  5. Sweet Deceiver
  6. Diminished But Not Finished
  7. Circular Letter
  8. Once Upon An Ocean
  9. Farewell Again (Another Dawn)