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On February 15, 1980.

On February 15, 1980, “Charisma” label released “Smallcreep’s Day”, the first Mike Rutherford studio album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Polar Studios” in Stockholm,   Sweden, and was produced by David Hentschel. The album name and the 24-minute title track are based on the 1965 novel “Smallcreep’s Day” by Peter Currell Brown.


  • Mike Rutherford– guitars, basses
  • Ant Phillips– keyboards
  • Noel McCalla– vocals
  • Simon Phillips– drums
  • Morris Pert– percussion
  • David Hentschel– engineering
  • David Bascombe – production and engineering assistant
  • Andy Mackrill, Dale Newman, Geoff Banks – equipment
  • Hipgnosis– cover design, photograph

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Rutherford.

  1. Smallcreep’s Day
  • Between the Tick & the Tock
  • Working in Line
  • After Hours
  • Cats and Rats (In This Neighbourhood)
  • Smallcreep Alone
  • Out Into the Daylight
  • At the End of the Day
  1. Moonshine
  2. Time and Time Again
  3. Romani
  4. Every Road
  5. Overnight Job

On February 5, 1997.

On February 5, 1997, “Cleopatra” label released “Manifest Destiny”, the eight, and final Brand X album.. It was recorded February 1996, and was produced by Shawn Ahearn and Sami Kaneda.


  • John Goodsall– guitar, rhythm guitar, MIDI guitar, narrator, orchestra, organ, sampling, sitar, synthesizer, tubular bells, wah wah guitar
  • Percy Jones– fretless bass, keyboards, sequencing, sound effects, special effects, wah wah bass
  • Pierre Moerlen– drums
  • Franz Pusch – vocals, bass, fender rhodes, keyboards, percussion, programming, sampling, sequencing, sound effects, synthesizer
  • Marc Wagnon – bass, MIDI vibes, synthesizer, vibraphone
  • Frank Katz – drums, sampling, vocals
  • Danny Wilding – flute
  • Ronnie Ciago –”Virus”, rainstick,  shaker,  tamtam, udu
  • David Hentschel– engineer
  • Keith Lewis – technical assistance
  • Mark Tessler – photography

Track listing:

  1. True to the Clik – John Goodsall, Franz Pusch
  2. Stellerator – Percy Jones
  3. Virus – John Goodsall, Franz Pusch
  4. XXL – John Goodsall
  5. The Worst Man – Percy Jones
  6. Manifest Destiny – John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Frank Katz, Marc Wagnon
  7. Five Drops – Marc Wagnon
  8. Drum Ddu – Percy Jones
  9. Operation Hearts and Minds – John Goodsall
  10. Bubble Goes to Hollywood – Percy Jones, Frank Katz
  11. Disco Suicide (live) – Robin Lumley
  12. Bass and Drum Solo Improvisation (live)


On January 1, 1972.

On January 1, 1972, “CBS” label released “Orange”, the fourth Al Stewart album. It was recorded in September 1971, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by John Anthony.


  • Al Stewart – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Rick Wakeman– keyboards
  • Tim Renwick– guitar
  • Bob Andrews– keyboards
  • Cal Batchelor – guitar
  • John Donnelly – background vocals
  • Graham Hunt – drums
  • Brian Odgers – bass
  • Roger Pope – drums
  • Kevin Powers – background vocals
  • Brinsley Schwarz– guitar
  • Bruce Thomas– bass
  • Tim Walker – Spanish guitar
  • Mick Welton – background vocals
  • John Wilson– drums
  • David Hentschel– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Stewart, except where noted.

  • You Don’t Even Know Me
  • Amsterdam
  • Songs Out of Clay
  • The News from Spain
  • I Don’t Believe You – Bob Dylan
  • Once an Orange, Always an Orange
  • I’m Falling
  • Night of the 4th of May

In October 1971.

In October 1971, “Charisma” label released “Pawn Hearts”, the fourth Van der Graaf Generator studio album. It was recorded June – July 1971, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by John Anthony.


  • Peter Hammill– lead vocals, acoustic and slide guitar, electric piano, piano
  • David Jackson– tenor, alto, and soprano saxophones, flute, vocals
  • Hugh Banton– Hammond E & C and Farfisa Professional organs, piano, Mellotron, ARP synthesizer, bass pedals, bass guitar, psychedelic razor, vocals
  • Guy Evans– drums, tympani, percussion, piano
  • Robert Fripp– electric guitar
  • Robin Cable, David Hentschel, Ken Scott– engineering
  • Howard – brightest hope
  • Paul Whitehead– sleeve design
  • Keith Morris – inner sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Hammill, except where noted.

  1. Lemmings (Including ‘Cog’)
  2. Man Erg
  3. A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers”
  • Eyewitness
  • Pictures/Lighthouse – Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton
  • Eyewitness
  • H.M.
  • Presence of the Night
  • Kosmos Tours – Guy Evans
  • (Custard’s) Last Stand
  • The Clot Thickens – Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton, Guy Evans, David Jackson
  • Land’s End (Sineline) – David Jackson
  • We Go Now – David Jackson, Hugh Banton


In August 1973.

In August 1973, “Columbia” label released “No Sweat”, the sixth Blood, Sweat & Tears studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City and “Trident Studios”in London, and was produced by Steve Tyrell.

  • Personnel:
    Jerry Fisher – vocals
  • Dave Bargeron- trombone, tuba, bass trombone, baritone horn, background vocals
  • Bobby Colomby- drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Jim Fielder- bass, background vocals
  • Lou Marini- woodwinds
  • Lew Soloff- trumpet
  • Tom Malone– trumpet, ARP, 12-String fiddle
  • Georg Wadenius– guitar, background vocals
  • Larry Willis– keyboards
  • Paul Buckmaster– synthesizer, ARP, horn arrangements, string arrangements, string conductor
  • David Hentschel– synthesizer, ARP
  • Steve Katz– guitar
  • Chuck Winfield – trumpet, flugelhorn, French horn
  • Jimmy Maelen, Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • Joshie Armstead, Valerie Simpson, Maretha Stewart – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Roller Coaster – Mark James
  2. Save Our Ship – Georg Wadenius, Cynthia Weil
  3. Django (An Excerpt) – John Lewis
  4. Rosemary – Randy Newman
  5. Song for John – Lou Marini
  6. Almost Sorry – Jeff Kent, Doug Lubahn
  7. Back Up Against the Wall – Buddy Buie, James Cobb
  8. Hip Pickles – Lou Marini
  9. My Old Lady – Georg Wadenius, Cynthia Weil
  10. Empty Pages – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
  11. Mary Miles – Michael Rabon
  12. Inner Crisis – Larry Willis


In July 1972.

In July 1972, “Peg” label released “Exercises”, the second Nazareth studio album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Roy Thomas Baker.


  • Dan McCafferty- vocals
  • Darrell Sweet- drums, backing vocals
  • Pete Agnew- bass guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Manny Charlton- guitar, 12-string guitar, backing vocals
  • David Hentschel- synthesizer
  • Jedd Lander – bagpipes(B5), harmonica
  • Colin Fretcher – string arrangements
  • Robert M. Corich – liner notes, remastering
  • Laura Vallis – design
  • Mike Brown – remastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Pete Agnew, Manny Charlton, Dan McCafferty, Darrell Sweet.

  1. I Will Not Be Led
  2. Cat’s Eye, Apple Pie
  3. In My Time
  4. Woke Up This Morning
  5. Called Her Name
  6. Fool About You
  7. Love Now You’re Gone
  8. Madelaine
  9. Sad Song
  10. 1692 (Glencoe Massacre)

In June 1974.

In June 1974, “Asylum” label released “Land’s End”, the fifth Jimmy Webb album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Jimmy Webb.


  • Jimmy Webb – vocals, keyboards
  • Jim Ryan – guitar
  • Paul Keogh – guitar
  • Fred Tackett– guitar
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • J. Cole– steel guitar
  • Davey Johnstone– mandolin
  • Phillip Goodhand-Tait– keyboards
  • David Hentschel– synthesizer
  • Tom Scott– saxophone
  • Brian Hodges – bass
  • Dee Murray– bass
  • Barry DeSouza – drums
  • Nigel Olsson– drums
  • Ringo Starr– drums
  • Susan Webb – vocals
  • Joni Mitchell– vocals
  • Bob Fisher – mastering
  • Richie Unterberger – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimmy Webb.

  1. Ocean in His Eyes
  2. Feet in the Sunshine
  3. Cloudman
  4. Lady Fits Her Blue Jeans
  5. Just This One Time
  6. Crying in My Sleep
  7. It’s a Sin
  8. Alyce Blue Gown
  9. Land’s End/ Asleep on the Wind

In March 1978.

In March 1978, “Warner Bros” label released “A Song for All Seasons” the eighth Renaissance album. It was recorded November 1977- January 1978, at “Advision”, “STC” and “Trident Studios” in London and was produced by David Hentschel.


  • Annie Haslam– lead vocals
  • Michael Dunford – 6 & 12-string acoustic guitars, electric guitar
  • John Tout – keyboards
  • Jon Camp – bass, bass pedals, electric guitar, lead vocals
  • Terence Sullivan – drums, percussion
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Harry Rabinowitz- conductor, arrangements
  • Louis Clark- orchestral arrangements
  • David Hentschel– engineer
  • Barry Kidd, Declan O’Doherty, Dick Plant,Steve Short – assistant engineers
  • Hipgnosis– album cover design

Track listing:

  1. Opening Out – Jon Camp, Michael Dunford
  2. Day of the Dreamer – Jon Camp, Michael Dunford
  3. Closer Than Yesterday – Jon Camp, Michael Dunford
  4. Kindness (At the End) – Jon Camp
  5. Back Home Once Again –  Jon Camp, Michael Dunford
  6. She Is Love – Michael Dunford, Betty Thatcher
  7. Northern Lights – Michael Dunford, Betty Thatcher
  8. A Song for All Seasons – Jon Camp, Michael Dunford, Terence Sullivan, Betty Thatcher, John Tout



In February 1974.


In February 1974, “RCA” label released “Slaughter on 10th Avenue”, the debut Mick Ronson album. It was recorded in July 1973, at “Château d’Hérouville” in Hérouville, France, and “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Mick Ronson.


  • Mick Ronson– guitar, piano, vocals, arrangement, conductor
  • Trevor Bolder– bass, trumpet, trombone
  • Aynsley Dunbar– drums, percussion
  • Mike Garson– piano, electric piano, organ
  • David Hentschel– ARP
  • Margaret Ronson – backing vocals
  • Dennis MacKay – engineer, backing vocals
  • Sidney Sax – strings
  • Leee Black Childers – cover

Track listing:

  1. Love Me Tender – George R. Poulton,Ken Darby
  2. Growing Up and I’m Fine – David Bowie
  3. Only After Dark – Mick Ronson, Scott Richardson
  4. Music Is Lethal – Lucio Battisti, English lyrics by Bowie
  5. I’m the One – Annette Peacock
  6. Pleasure Man / Hey Ma Get Papa – Mick Ronson, Scott Richardson, David Bowie
  7. Slaughter on Tenth Avenue – Richard Rodgers


In December 1970.


In December 1970, “Charisma” label released “H to He, Who Am the Only One”. the third Van der Graaf Generator album. It was recorded June–November 1970, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by John Anthony. The cover was by Paul Whitehead, inspired by “Pioneers Over c”.


  • Guy Evans– drums, tympani, percussion
  • Hugh Banton– Hammond  and  Farfisa  organs,  piano, oscillator, vocals; bass guitar
  • Peter Hammill– lead vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
  • David Jackson– alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone and devices, flute, vocals
  • Nic Potter– bass guitar
  • Robert Fripp– guitar
  • Robin Cable – engineer
  • David Hentschel– assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Hammill, except where noted

  1. Killer – Peter Hammil, Chris Judge Smith, Hugh Banton
  2. House with No Door
  3. The Emperor in His War Room
  • The Emperor
  • The Room
  1. Lost
  • The Dance in Sand and Sea
  • The Dance in Frost
  1. Pioneers Over c