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On February 20, 1974.

On February 20, 1974, “PolyGram” label released the self – titled, debut Harmonium album. It was recorded in January 1974, and was produced by Bob Morten.

Personnel:

  • Serge Fiori– lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Michel Normandeau – acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Louis Valois – bass guitar
  • Rejean Emond – drums
  • Alan Penfold – flugelhorn

Track listing:

  • Harmonium – Serge Fiori, Michel Normandeau
  • Si doucement – Serge Fiori
  • Aujourd’hui, je dis bonjour à la vie – Serge Fiori
  • Vieilles courroies – Serge Fiori, Michel Normandeau
  • Attends-moi – Serge Fiori, Michel Normandeau
  • Pour un instant – Serge Fiori, Michel Normandeau
  • De la chambre au salon – Serge Fiori
  • Un musicien parmi tant d’autres – Serge Fiori

In February 1977.

In February 1977, “Harvest” label released “The Prospect Before Us”, the debut Albion Dance Band (as The Albion Dance Band) album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Sound Techniques” and “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Ashley Hutchings and Simon Nicol.

Personnel:

  • Ashley Hutchings– vocals, electric bass guitar
  • Simon Nicol- electric and acoustic guitars, piano
  • Michael Gregory – drums, nakers, percussion
  • Philip Pickett- curtals, shawms, recorders, crumhorns, bagpipes, rackets, chalumeux, synthesizer
  • John Sothcott, – vielle, citole, crumhorn
  • Graeme Taylor- electric guitar, piano
  • Shirley Collins- vocals.
  • Eddie Upton – vocals, caller
  • John Tams- vocals, melodeon
  • John Rodd – vocals, concertina, tambourine
  • Dave Mattacks- drums, piano, electric piano

Track listing:

  1. Uncle Berhard’s / Jenny Lind
  2. The Hunt Is Up
  3. Varsoviana
  4. Masque
  5. Huntsman’s Chorus
  6. Minuet
  7. Wassail Song
  8. Picking of Sticks / The Old Mole
  9. Merry Sherwood Rangers (live version)
  10. La Sextie Estampe Real
  11. I Wish I was Single Again
  12. The Whim
  13. Hopping Down in Kent
  14. Horse’s Brawl
  15. On Christmas Night All Christians Sing (The Sussex Carol)
  16. Merry Sherwood Rangers (studio version)

On February 10, 1992.

On February 10, 1992, “Columbia” label released “Generation Terrorists”, the debut Manic Street Preachers album. It was recorded July – December 1991, at “Black Barn Studios” in London, and was produced by Steve Brown and The Bomb Squad.

Personnel:

  • James Dean Bradfield– lead vocals, lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars
  • Richey Edwards(credited as Richey James) – rhythm guitar
  • Sean Moore– drum programming, drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Nicky Wire– bass guitar
  • May McKenna – backing vocals
  • Jackie Challenor – backing vocals
  • Lorenza Johnson – backing vocals
  • Dave Eringa– piano, organ
  • Traci Lords– vocals
  • Spike Edney– keyboards
  • Richard Cottle – keyboards
  • Steve Brown – engineering, mixing
  • Matt Ollivier – engineering
  • Owen Davies – mixing
  • Marc Williams – mixing assistance
  • Nicholas Sansano – remixing
  • Frank Rivaleau – remixing
  • Dan Wood – remixing
  • Tom Sheehan – photography
  • Valerie Phillips– photography
  • Paul Slattery – photography
  • Steve Guillick – photography
  • Ed Sirrs – photography
  • Paul Cox – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Richey Edwards and Nicky Wire, all music by James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore, except where noted.

  1. Slash ‘n’ Burn
  2. Nat West–Barclays–Midlands–Lloyds
  3. Born to End
  4. Motorcycle Emptiness
  5. You Love Us
  6. Love’s Sweet Exile
  7. Little Baby Nothing
  8. Repeat (Stars and Stripes)
  9. Tennessee
  10. Another Invented Disease
  11. Stay Beautiful
  12. So Dead
  13. Repeat
  14. Spectators of Suicide
  15. Damn Dog – Jacob Brackman, Billy Mernit
  16. Crucifix Kiss
  17. Methadone Pretty
  18. Condemned to Rock ‘n’ Roll

On February 9, 1980.

On February 9, 1980, “ZE” label released “Queen of Siam”, the debut Lydia Lunch album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Blank Tape Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Bob Blank and Lydia Lunch.

Personnel:

  • Lydia Lunch – vocals, guitar, piano, arrangements
  • Dougie Bowne – drums
  • Pat Irwin– backing vocals, instruments, arrangement
  • Robert Quine– guitar
  • Jack Ruby (George Scott III)– bass guitar
  • Billy Ver Planck – arrangements with Billy Ver Planck Orchestra
  • Bob Blank – mixing, recording
  • Michael Zilkha- executive producer
  • George DuBose – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Lydia Lunch, except where noted.

  1. Mechanical Flattery
  2. Gloomy Sunday – Sam M. Lewis, Rezső Seress
  3. Tied and Twist
  4. Spooky – Buddy Buie, James Cobb, Harry Middlebrooks, Jr., Mike Shapiro
  5. Los Banditos
  6. Atomic Bongos – Pat Irwin, Lydia Lunch
  7. Lady Scarface
  8. A Cruise to the Moon
  9. Carnival Fat Man
  10. Knives in the Drain – Grant, Lydia Lunch
  11. Blood of Tin

On February 9, 1971.

On February 9, 1971, “Elektra” label released the self-titled, debut Carly Simon album. It was recorded 1970 – 1971, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Eddie Kramer.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Jeff Baxter– pedal steel guitar
  • David Bromberg– guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Jimmy Ryan – guitar
  • Ed Freeman – string arrangements
  • Paul Griffin– keyboards
  • Mark “Moogy” Klingman – keyboards
  • Billy Mernit – keyboards
  • Jerry Jemmott– bass guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Jim Wilkins – bass guitar
  • Pat Rebillot– string arrangements
  • Harvey Shapiro – cello
  • Eddie Kramer, Dave Palmer – mixing
  • Robert L. Heimall – art direction, design
  • Peter Simon – cover photography
  • Joel Brodsky – back cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon, except where noted.

  1. That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  2. Alone
  3. One More Time
  4. The Best Thing
  5. Just a Sinner – Mark “Moogy” Klingman
  6. Dan, My Fling – Jacob Brackman, Freddy Gardner
  7. Another Door
  8. Reunions – Carly Simon, Bill Mernit, Eddie Kramer
  9. Rolling Down the Hills
  10. The Love’s Still Growing – Buzzy Linhart

 

In February 1974.

In February 1974, “Virgin” label released the self-titled, debut Hatfield and the North album. It was recorded October 1973 – January 1974, and was produced by Tom Newman, Phil Miller, Dave Stewart, Richard Sinclair and Pip Pyle.  In the “ Q & Mojo Classic Special Edition Pink Floyd & The Story of Prog Rock”, the album came #34 in its list of “40 Cosmic Rock Albums”.

Personnel:

  • Phil Miller–  acoustic and electric guitars
  • Dave Stewart– Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hammond organ, Hohner Pianet, piano, tone generator, Minimoog
  • Richard Sinclair– vocals, bass guitar
  • Pip Pyle– drums, percussion, sound effects
  • Robert Wyatt– vocals
  • Barbara Gaskin– vocals
  • Amanda Parsons – vocals
  • Ann Rosenthal – vocals
  • Cyrille Ayers – vocals
  • Sam Ellidge – voice
  • Geoff Leigh– tenor saxophone, flute
  • Didier Malherbe– tenor saxophone
  • Jeremy Baines – pixiephone, flute
  • Laurie Lewis – design

Track listing:

  1. The Stubbs Effect – Pip Pyle
  2. Big Jobs (Poo Poo Extract) – Richard Sinclair, Pip Pyle
  3. Going Up To People and Tinkling – Dave Stewart
  4. Calyx – Phil Miller
  5. Son of ‘There’s No Place Like Homerton – Dave Stewart
  6. Aigrette – Phil Miller
  7. Rifferama – Richard Sinclair
  8. Fol de Rol – Richard Sinclair, Robert Wyatt
  9. Shaving Is Boring – Pip Pyle
  10. Licks for the Ladies – Richard Sinclair, Pip Pyle
  11. Bossa Nochance – Richard Sinclair
  12. Big Jobs No. 2 (By Poo and the Wee Wees) – Richard Sinclair, Pip Pyle
  13. Lobster in Cleavage Probe – Dave Stewart
  14. Gigantic Land Crabs in Earth Takeover Bid – Dave Stewart
  15. The Other Stubbs Effect – Pip Pyle

In February 1972.

In February 1972, “Sovereign Records” label released the self-titled, debut Flash studio album. It was recorded in November 1971, at “De lane Lea Studios” in London, and was produced by Derek Lawrence.

Personnel:

  • Peter Banks– electric, acoustic and Spanish guitars, ARP synthesizer, backing vocals, arrangements
  • Colin Carter – lead vocals, percussion, arrangements
  • Ray Bennett – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, arrangements
  • Mike Hough – voice, drums, percussion, cymbals, arrangements
  • Tony Kaye– ARP synthesizer, Hammond organ, piano
  • Martin Birch– engineer
  • Maurice Tate – artwork
  • Barry Wentzell – photography
  • Hipgnosis– design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Small Beginnings – Peter Banks, Colin Carter
  2. Morning Haze – Ray Bennett
  3. Children of the Universe – Ray Bennett
  4. Dreams of Heaven – Peter Banks, Colin Carter
  5. The Time it Takes – Peter Banks, Colin Carter