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On June 1, 1977.

On June 1, 1977, “Arista” label released “I Robot”, the second Alan Parsons Project (The), studio album. It was recorded December 1976 – March 1977, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Alan Parsons. The album cover photo features Storm Thorgerson’s assistants in the escalator tubes of the circular Terminal 1 building of the “Charles de Gaulle Airport” outside of Paris

Personnel:

  • Alan Parsons – keyboards, vocoder, acoustic guitar, backing vocals, engineer
  • Ian Bairnson – acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocals
  • B.J. Cole – steel guitar
  • Eric Woolfson – keyboards, vocoder, backing vocals
  • Duncan Mackay – keyboards
  • John Leach – cimbalom, kantele
  • David Paton – bass, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Stuart Tosh – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Lenny Zakatek, Allan Clarke, Steve Harley, Jack Harris, Peter Straker, Jaki Whitren, Dave Townsend, the English Chorale, the New Philharmonia Chorus – vocals
  • Hilary Western – backing vocals
  • Smokey Parsons – backing vocals
  • Tony Rivers, John Perry and Stu Calver – backing vocals
  • Andrew Powell – choir and orchestra arrangements
  • Eric Woolfson – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson, except where noted.

  1. I Robot
  2. I Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You
  3. Some Other Time
  4. Breakdown
  5. Don’t Let it Snow
  6. The Voice
  7. Nucleus
  8. Day After Day (The Show Must Go On)
  9. Total Eclipse – Andrew Powell
  10. Genesis Ch. 1V. 32

On June 1, 1978.

On June 1, 1978, “Arista” label released “Pyramid”, the third Alan Parsons Project album. It was recorded September 1977 – February 1978, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Alan Parsons.

Personnel:

  • Alan Parsons – acoustic guitar, engineer
  • David Paton– vocals, bass
  • Stuart Elliott– drums, percussion
  • Ian Bairnson– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Eric Woolfson, Duncan Mackay– keyboards
  • Dean Ford, Colin Blunstone, Lenny Zakatek, John Miles, Jack Harris– vocals
  • Phil Kenzie– saxophone solos
  • The English Chorale Choir
  • Bob Howes – choirmaster
  • Andrew Powell – arrangements
  • Chris Blair, Pat Stapley – engineer assistant
  • Eric Woolfson – executive producer
  • Hipgnosis – design, photography
  • Rob Brimson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.

  1. Voyager
  2. What Goes Up…
  3. The Eagle Will Rise Again
  4. One More River
  5. Can’t Take It With You
  6. In the Lap of Gods
  7. Pyramania
  8. Hyper – Gamma – Spaces
  9. Shadow of a Lonely Man

In February 1976.

In February 1976, “EMI” label released “Timeless Flight”, the fourth Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel studio album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Steve Harley.

Personnel:

  • Steve Harley- vocals
  • Jim Cregan- guitar, backing vocals
  • George Ford – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Duncan Mackay- keyboards, string arrangement
  • Stuart Elliott- drums, percussion
  • Lindsey Elliott – percussion
  • Patricia Paay- backing vocals
  • Yvonne Keeley, Barry St. John- backing vocals
  • Madeline Bell, Peter Clarke, Larry Steele, Liza Strike, Leroy Wiggins, Joy Yates – backing vocals
  • Peter Kelsey – engineer
  • Tony Clark – remix engineer, engineer
  • Ray Hendriksen – engineer
  • John Kurlander – engineer
  • John Leckie– engineer
  • Chris Blair – master cutter
  • Mick Rock- sleeve design, photography, art direction
  • Steve Ridgeway – art direction, lettering
  • Julie Harris – lettering

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Harley.

  1. Red is a Mean, Mean Colour
  2. White, White Dove
  3. Understand
  4. All Men Are Hungry
  5. Black or White
  6. Everything Changes
  7. Nothing is Scared
  8. Don’t Go, Don’t Cry

 

On October 23, 1982.

On October 23, 1982, “RCA” label released “Deliver Us from Evil”, the tenth Budgie album. It was recorded in 1982, and was produced by Don Smith.

Personnel:

  • Duncan Mackay– keyboards
  • Burke Shelley– vocals, bass
  • John Thomas – guitar
  • Steve Williams– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Burke Shelley and John Thomas, except where noted.

  1. Bored with Russia – Bo Hill
  2. Don’t Cry
  3. Truth Drug
  4. Young Girl – Mason, Grieves
  5. Flowers in the Attic
  6. O.R.A.D. (Doomsday City)
  7. Give Me the Truth
  8. Alison – Burke Shelley
  9. Finger on the Button
  10. Hold On to Love

 

In October 1976.

In October 1976, “EMI” label released “Love’s a Prima Donna”, the fifth and the last Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel studio album. It was recorded June – September 1976, and was produced by Steve Harley.

Personnel:

  • Steve Harley- vocals, electric guitar
  • Jim Cregan- lead guitar
  • Duncan Mackay- keyboards
  • George Ford – bass guitar
  • Stuart Elliott– drums
  • Lindsey Elliott – percussion
  • Jo Partridge – guitar, backing vocals
  • Tony Rivers- backing vocals, backing vocal arrangement
  • John G. Perry, Stuart Calver, Yvonne Keeley- backing vocals
  • English Chamber Choir- choir
  • Wilf Gibson- choir arrangements, string section score, orchestral arrangement
  • Tony Clark – engineer
  • Pat Stapley – assistant engineer
  • Ken Perry – mastering
  • Julie Harris – outer sleeve art direction for Splash Studios
  • Mick Rock- inner bag art direction
  • John Harwood – front sleeve colouring

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Harley, except where noted.

  1. Seeking a Love
  2. I. Valentine
  3. Finally a Card Came
  4. Too Much Tenderness
  5. (Love) Compared with You
  6. (I Believe) Love’s a Prima Donna
  7. Sidetrack II
  8. Seeking a Love, Pt. 2
  9. If This Is Love (Give Me More)
  10. Carry Me Again
  11. Here Comes the Sun – George Harrison
  12. Innocence and Guilt
  13. Is It True What They Say?

On August 27, 1979.

On August 27, 1979, “Arista” label released “Eve”, the fourth Alan Parsons Project studio album. It was recorded December 1978 – June 1979, at “Super bear Studios” and was produced by Alan Parsons. The cover art was by Hipgnosis.

Personnel:

  • Alan Parsons – miscellaneous instrumental contributions, engineer
  • Eric Woolfson – keyboards, miscellaneous instrumental contributions, engineer
  • Duncan Mackay – keyboards
  • Ian Bairnson – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Lesley Duncan; David Paton; Chris Rainbow; Clare Torry; Dave Townsend; Lenny Zakatek – vocals
  • Chris Rainbow; David Paton – backing vocals
  • David Paton – bass
  • Stuart Elliott – drums, percussion
  • Orchestra – The Orchestra Of The Munich Chamber Opera
  • The Orchestra of the Munich Chamber Opera care of Eberhard Schoene leader – Sandor Farcas
  • Curtis Briggs – orchestra coordination
  • Shapiro and Steinberg – trivia consultants
  • Chris Blair, Wally Traugot – mastering
  • Eric Woolfson – executive production

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.

  1. Lucifer
  2. You Lie Down With Dogs
  3. I’d Rather Be a Man
  4. You Won’t Be There
  5. Winding Me Up
  6. Damned If I Do
  7. Don’t Hold Back
  8. Secret Garden
  9. If I Could Change Your Mind

In July 1978.

In July 1978, “EMI” label released “Hobo with a Grin”, the debut Steve Harley album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Steve Harley and Michael James Jackson.

Personnel:

  • Steve Harley- vocals
  • Jo Partridge – electric and acoustic guitar, electric lead solo
  • Fred Tackett- acoustic guitar
  • Marc Bolan- guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Cregan, Ian Bairnson- acoustic guitar, electric guitars
  • Tom Moncrieff- electric guitar solo
  • Greg Porée – electric guitar, classical guitar
  • Bill Payne- acoustic piano, organ
  • Duncan Mackay- electric piano, harpsichord, synthesizer, keyboards, piano, Hammond organ
  • Chris Mercer – saxophone
  • Bob Glaub, Alan Jones, George Ford, Reggie McBride – bass
  • Herbie Flowers- acoustic bass
  • Rick Shlosser, Ricky Fataar, Stuart Elliott, Paul Humphrey- drums
  • Simon Morton, Chris Caron, Luís Jardim- percussion
  • Lindsey Elliott, King Errisson – congas
  • Michael McDonald, Bill Champlin, Rosemary Butler, Bobby Kimball, Tom Kelley, Yvonne Keeley, John Townsend, Roy Kenner, Gloria Jones, Barry St. John – backing vocals
  • Jimmy Horowitz – string arrangement, horn arrangement
  • Michael J. Jackson – additional production, mixing, percussion, intro piano
  • James Isaacson – remix engineer, additional recording , engineer, tambourine, drums
  • John Haeny, Tony Clark, Peter James, Gary Ladinsky – engineer
  • Paul Black, Haydn Bendall- assistant engineer
  • Ken Perry – mastering
  • Jim Shea – photography
  • Kosh – design

Track listing:

  1. Roll the Dice – Steve Harley, Jo Partridge
  2. Amerika the Brave – Steve Harley
  3. Living in a Rhapsody – Jim Cregan, Steve Harley, Duncan Mackay
  4. I Wish It Would Rain – Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  5. Riding the Waves (For Virginia Woolf) – Steve Harley
  6. Someone’s Coming – Jo Partridge
  7. Hot Youth – Steve Harley, Duncan Mackay
  8. (I Don’t Believe) God is an Anarchist – Steve Harley
  9. Faith, Hope and Charity – Steve Harley

On June 26, 2000.

On June 26, 2000, “Hut” label released “Alone with Everybody”, the first Richard Ashcroft solo album. It was recorded in 2000, and was produced by Chris Potter and Richard Ashcroft.

Personnel:

  • Richard Ashcroft– vocals, guitar, percussion, keyboards, piano, mellotron, organ, melodica
  • Peter Salisbury– drums
  • Pino Palladino– bass
  • Steve Sidelnyk – percussion, programming, drums
  • Chuck Leavell – piano, hammond organ
  • Duncan Mackay – trumpet
  • Lucinda Barry –harp
  • Teena Lyle – vibes
  • Chris Potter – bass
  • Jim Hunt – saxophone,flute
  • Jane Pickles – flute
  • Anna Noakes – flute
  • Judd Lander– harmonica
  • J. Cole– pedal steel guitar
  • Kate Radley– keyboards
  • Craig Wagstaff –congas
  • Philip D Todd – saxophone
  • Nigel Hitchcock– saxophone
  • Jamie Talbot – baritone saxophone
  • John Barclay – trumpet
  • Stuart Brooks – trumpet
  • Will Malone– brass arrangement, string arrangement, conducting
  • The London Session Orchestra – strings
  • The London Community Gospel Choir – vocals – Samantha Smith, Leonard Meade, Vernetta Meade, Michelle-John Douglas, Donovan Lawrence, Irene Myrtle Forrester

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Ashcroft.

  1. A Song for the Lovers
  2. I Get My Beat
  3. Brave New World
  4. New York
  5. You on My Mind in My Sleep
  6. Crazy World
  7. On a Beach
  8. Money to Burn
  9. Slow Was My Heart
  10. C’mon People (We’re Making It Now)
  11. Everybody

 

In March 1975.

In March 1975, “EMI” label released “The Best Years of Our Lives”, the third Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel album. It was recorded November-December 1974, and was produced by Alan Parsons and Steve Harley. “The Best Years of Our Lives” was the first album that featured Harley’s name ahead of the band’s name band Cockney Rebel.

Personnel:

  • Steve Harley- vocals
  • Jim Cregan- electric guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • George Ford – bass guitar, string bass, backing vocals
  • Duncan Mackay- electric piano, grand piano, elka, clavinet, synthesizer, Hammond organ
  • Stuart Elliott- drums, percussion, marimba
  • Tina Charles– backing vocals
  • Martin Jay – backing vocals
  • Yvonne Keeley– backing vocals
  • Linda Lewis– backing vocals
  • Liza Strike – backing vocals
  • Alan Parsons– engineer, mixing
  • Gary Edwards – tape operator
  • Peter James – tape operator
  • Andrew Powell- horn and brass arrangement
  • Chris Blair – mastering
  • Mick Rock– photography, sleeve design
  • George Hardie– lettering

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Herley.

  1. Introducing The Best Years
  2. The Mad, Mad Moonlight
  3. Raffles (Man, It Was Mean)
  4. It Wasn’t Me
  5. Panorama
  6. Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)
  7. Back to the Farm
  8. 49th Parallel
  9. The Best Years of Our Lives

On January 31, 2017.

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On January 31, 2017, John Kenneth Wetton died aged 67. He was singer, bassist, and songwriter, best known as founding member and bass player of King Crimson and Asia. He has recorded and performed with Mogul Thrash, Family,  Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, U.K., Jack-Knife, Wishbone Ash, Phenomena, Gordon Haskell, Renaissance, Qango, Brian Eno, Ayreon,Steve Howe, Bill Bruford, Geoff Downes, Larry Norman, Alan White, Billy Sherwood, Peter Banks, Bryan Ferry, Pete Sinfield, Roger Chapman, Duncan Mackay, Atoll, District 97, Ayreon, Eddie Jobson, David Cross and Steve Hackett. Wetton also had successful solo career and has released six solo studio albums.