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On October 6, 1998.

On October 6, 1998, “Capricorn” label released “Prolonging the Magic”, the third Cake studio album. It was recorded in 1998, and was produced by John McCrea. In 1999 the album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIAA”.


  • John McCrea– vocals, guitar, piano, organ, Moog, producing, arranging, design
  • Vince DiFiore – trumpet, background vocals, arranging
  • Gabe Nelson – bass, mandolin, guitar, piano, arranging
  • Todd Roper – drums, percussion, background vocals, arranging
  • Xan McCurdy, Rusty Miller – electric guitar
  • Tyler Pope, Chuck Prophet, Jim Campilongo– arranging, electric guitar
  • Ben Morss – arranging, piano
  • David Palmer– keyboards
  • Greg Vincent – pedal steel guitar
  • Mark Needham – additional percussion, engineering, mixing
  • Richard Lyman – musical saw
  • Joe Johnston, Jay Bowman, Gabriel Shepard,Justin Phelps, Scott Reams, Rafael Serrano – engineering
  • Kirt Shearer, Craig Long – engineering, mixing
  • Greg Brown – arranging
  • Keara Fallon – design
  • Don C. Tyler – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by John McCrea, except where noted.

  1. Satan Is My Motor – John McCrea, Gabriel Nelson, Tyler Pope
  2. Mexico
  3. Never There
  4. Guitar
  5. You Turn the Screws
  6. Walk On By
  7. Sheep Go to Heaven
  8. When You Sleep
  9. Hem of Your Garment
  10. Alpha Beta Parking Lot
  11. Let Me Go
  12. Cool Blue Reason
  13. Where Would I Be? – John McCrea, Gabriel Nelson, Joe Snook

In July 1973.

In July 1973, “ABC” label released “Countdown to Ecstasy”, the second Steely Dan studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Gary Katz. The cover painting was by Dorothy White.


  • Donald Fagen– acoustic and electric pianos, synthesizer, lead vocals
  • Walter Becker– electric bass, harmonica, background vocals
  • Denny Dias– electric guitar, mixing
  • Jeff “Skunk” Baxter– electric and pedal steel guitars
  • Jim Hodder– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Ray Brown– string bass
  • Ben Benay– acoustic guitar
  • Rick Derringer– slide guitar
  • Victor Feldman– vibraphone, marimba, percussion
  • Ernie Watts, Johnny Rotella, Lanny Morgan, Bill Perkins– saxophones
  • Sherlie Matthews, Myrna Matthews, Patricia Hall, David Palmer, James Rolleston, Michael Fennelly– background vocals
  • Engineer: Roger Nichols
  • Assistant engineer: Miss Natalie
  • Album design: Dotty of Hollywood
  • Photography: Ed Caraeff

Track listing:

All tracks by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen.

  1. Bodhisattva
  2. Razor Boy
  3. The Boston Rag
  4. Your Gold Teeth
  5. Show Biz Kids
  6. My Old School
  7. Pearl of the Quarter
  8. King of the World

On September 14, 1979.


On September 14, 1979,  “Chrysalis” label released “Stormwatch”, the twelfth Jethro Tull studio album. It was recorded 1979, at “Maison Rouge Mobile” and “Maison Rouge Studio” in Fulham, London, and was produced by Ian Anderson and Robin Black.


  • Ian Anderson– vocals, flute, acoustic guitar, bass guitar
  • Martin Barre– electric guitar, mandolin, classical guitar
  • Barriemore Barlow– drums, percussion
  • John Evan– piano, organ
  • David Palmer– synthesizers, portable organ and orchestral arrangements
  • John Glascock– bass guitar
  • Francis Wilson– spoken voice, the spoken introduction
  • Robin Black – sound engineer
  • David Jackson – artwork
  • Peter Wragg – art Direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Anderson except where noted.

  1. North Sea Oil
  2. Orion
  3. Home
  4. Dark Ages
  5. Warm Sporran
  6. Something’s on the Move
  7. Old Ghosts
  8. Dun Ringill
  9. Flying Dutchman
  10. Elegy – David Palmer


On July 11, 1989.


On July 11, 1989, “Some Bizzare/Epic” label released “Mind Bomb”, the third The The studio album. It was recorded October 1988 – May 1989, and was produced by Warne Livesey, Roli Mosimannand and Matt Johnson.


  • Matt Johnson– vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Johnny Marr– guitar, harmonica
  • James Eller –bass guitar
  • David Palmer –drums
  • Sinéad O’Connor- vocal
  • Wix– piano, keyboards, hammond organ, accordion
  • Warne Livesey– keyboards, banjo, acoustic guitar
  • Pandit Dinesh– percussion
  • Danny Cummings– percussion
  • Pedro Haldermann– percussion
  • Chris White– saxophone
  • Philip Todd– saxophone
  • Ashley Slater– trombone
  • John Eacott- flugel horn
  • Mark Feltham– harmonica
  • Danny Thompson- upright bass
  • Sarah Homer– clarinet
  • Dai Pritchard- bass clarinet
  • Hilary Storer– oboe
  • Gavyn Wright- Arabian fiddle
  • Astarti String Section- strings

Tracks listing:

All tracks by Matt Johnson, except where noted.

  1. Good Morning, Beautiful
  2. Armageddon Days Are Here (Again)
  3. The Violence of Truth
  4. Kingdom of Rain
  5. The Beat(en) Generation
  6. August & September
  7. Gravitate to Me – Matt Johnson,Johnny Marr
  8. Beyond Love


On July 6, 1973.

Passion Play

On July 6, 1973, “Chrysalis” label released “A Passion Play”, the sixth Jethro Tull studio album. It was recorded December 1972-January 1973,at “Château d’Hérouville”, in Val-d’Oise;  March 1973, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Ian Anderson and Terry Ellis.


  • Ian Anderson– flute, acoustic guitar, soprano and sopranino saxophones, vocals
  • Martin Barre– electric guitars
  • John Evan– piano, organ, synthesisers, vocals
  • Jeffrey Hammond– bass guitar, narrator
  • Barriemore Barlow– drums, timpani, glockenspiel, marimba
  • David Palmer– orchestral arrangements
  • Robin Black – sound engineer
  • Brian Ward – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Anderson, except where noted.

  1. A Passion Play, Part I”

Act 1 – Ronnie Pilgrim’s funeral – a winter’s morning in the cemetery.

  • Lifebeats
  • Prelude
  • The Silver Cord
  • Re-Assuring Tune

Act 2 – The Memory Bank – a small but comfortable theatre with a cinema-screen (the next morning).

  • Memory Bank
  • Best Friends
  • Critique Oblique

VIII.  Forest Dance #1

  1. A Passion Play, Part II

Interlude – The Story of the Hare Who Lost His Spectacles.

  • The Story of the Hare Who Lost His Spectacles – Ian Anderson, Jeffrey Hammond, John Evan

Act 3 – The business office of G. Oddie & Son (two days later).

  • Forest Dance #2
  • The Foot of Our Stairs
  • Overseer Overture

Act 4 – Magus Perdé’s drawing room at midnight.

  • Flight from Lucifer
  • 10:08 to Paddington
  • Magus Perdé
  • Epilogue


On April 23, 1976.

JethroTull-Too old to rocknroll

On April 23, 1976, “Chrysalis” label released “Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young to Die!”, the ninth Jethro Tull studio album. It was recorded in December 1975, at “Radio Monte Carlo” by the “Maison Rouge Mobile Studio”, and was produced by Ian Anderson.


  • Ian Anderson– vocals, acoustic guitar, flute, harmonica, occasional electric guitar and percussion
  • Martin Barre– electric guitar
  • John Evan– pianos, keyboards
  • Barriemore Barlow– drums, percussion
  • John Glascock– bass guitar, vocals
  • David Palmer– saxophone, piano
  • Maddy Prior– backing vocals
  • Angela Allen– backing vocals
  • Orchestrationsby David Palmer
  • Orchestra conducted byDavid Palmer.
  • Robin Black – sound engineer
  • Michael Farrell – cover design, illustrations
  • David Gibbons- design, illustrations

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Anderson.

  1. Quizz Kid
  2. Crazed Institution
  3. Salamander
  4. Taxi Grab
  5. From a Dead beat to an Old Greaser
  6. Bad-Eyed and Loveless
  7. Big Dipper
  8. Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll: Too Young to Die
  9. Pied Piper
  10. The Chequered Flag (Dead or Alive)

On April 20, 1970.

JethroTull - Benefit

On April 20, 1970, “Chrysalis” label released “Benefit”, the third Jethro Tull album. It was recorded December 1969 – January 1970, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Terry Ellis and Ian Anderson.


  • Ian Anderson– vocals, guitar, flute, balalaika, keyboards, producer
  • Glenn Cornick– bass guitar, Hammond organ
  • Clive Bunker– drums
  • Martin Barre– electric guitar
  • David Palmer– orchestral arrangements
  • John Evan– piano and organ
  • Robin Black – engineer
  • Terry Ellis- cover design, executive producer
  • Ruan O’Lochlainn – cover design, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Anderson.

  1. With You There to Help Me
  2. Nothing to Say
  3. Alive and Well and Living In
  4. Son
  5. For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me
  6. To Cry You a Song
  7. A Time for Everything?
  8. Inside
  9. Pray in Time
  10. Sossity; You’re a Woman