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In February 1976.

In February 1976, “Epic” label released the debut, self-titled Starcastle studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Golden Voice Studios” in Pekin, Illinois, and was produced by Tommy Vicari.

Personnel:

  • Terry Luttrell- lead vocals
  • Gary Strater – vocals, bass, taurus pedals
  • Stephen Tassler – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Herb Schildt- organ, synthesizers, piano
  • Matthew Stewart – guitars, vocals
  • Stephen Hagler – vocals, guitars
  • Engineeredby Norm Kinney, Tommy Vicari
  • Paul Tassler, Irv Zuckerman, Steve Schankman Artistic Vision, Ltd. – personal direction
  • Ed Lee – art direction
  • Alex Ebel – illustration
  • David Gulick – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Terry Luttrell, Gary Strater, Stephen Tassler, Herb Schildt, Matthew Stewart and Stephen Hagler.

  1. Lady of the Lake
  2. Elliptical Seasons
  3. Forces
  4. Stargate
  5. Sunfield
  6. To the Fire Wind
  7. Nova
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In January 1977.

In January 1977, “Epic” label released “Fountains of Light”, the second Starcastle studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Le Studio” in Morin Heights, Quebec, Canada, and was produced by Roy Thomas Baker.

Personnel:

  • Terry Luttrell- lead vocals
  • Herb Schildt- synthesizers, organ, piano
  • Gary Strater – bass guitar, Taurus pedals, vocals
  • Stephen Hagler, Matthew Stewart – guitars, vocals
  • Stephen Tassler – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Nick Blagona, Gary Lyons, George Marino – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Fountains
  2. Dawning of the Day
  3. Silver Winds
  4. True to the Light
  5. Portraits
  6. Diamond Song (Deep Is the Light)

On January 6, 2004.

On January 6, 2004, “Epic” label released “Phantom Planet”, the self-titled, third Phantom Planet album. It was recorded in 2003, at “Tarbox Road Studios” in Cassadga, New York, and was produced by Dave Fridmann.

Personnel:

  • Alex Greenwald– lead vocals, guitar, bass
  • Sam Farrar– bass guitar, backing vocals, guitar, drums
  • Jacques Brautbar– lead guitar, bass
  • Darren Robinson– rhythm guitar
  • Jason Schwartzman, Jeff Conrad– drums
  • Rob Bronco, Skullhead & Clark, Brandy Flower – artwork
  • Mike Myerburg – photography
  • Dean Keller – saxophone
  • Bill Racine– additional saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Alex Greenwald, except “You’re Not Welcome Here” composed by Alex Greenwald and Jason Schwartzman.

  1. The Happy Ending
  2. Badd Business
  3. Big Brat
  4. 1st Things 1st
  5. Making A Killing
  6. You’re Not Welcome Here
  7. By the Bed
  8. Knowitall
  9. Jabberjaw
  10. After Hours
  11. The Meantime

In December 1973.

In December 1973, “Epic” label released “Essence to Essence”, the eleventh Donovan studio album. It was recorded September – October 1973, at “Morgan Studios”, and was produced by Donovan Leitch and Andrew Loog Oldham.

Personnel:

  • Donovan – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Henry McCullough, Danny Kortchmar, Doug Schlink, Neil Hubbard, Peter Frampton- electric guitar
  • Alan Spenner, Carl Radle, Leland Sklar, Paul Ossola – bass
  • Danny Thompson- double bass
  • Carole King, Craig Doerge, Jean Roussel, Nicky Hopkins- piano
  • Nicky Hopkins – electric piano
  • Bobby Whitlock- organ
  • Bruce Rowland, Denny Seiwell, Jim Gordon, Russell Kunkel- drums
  • Ray Cooper- percussion
  • Tom Scott- woodwind
  • Jack Emblow – accordion
  • Chris Nicholls – bass flute
  • Simon Jeffes- koto
  • The Scratch Band – background vocals
  • Andrew Powell, Del Newman, Nicky Harrison – strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch.

  1. Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
  2. Lazy Daze
  3. Life Goes On
  4. There is an Ocean
  5. Dignity of Man
  6. Yellow Star
  7. Divine Daze of Deathless Delight
  8. Boy for Every Girl
  9. Saint Valentine’s Angel
  10. Life is a Merry-Go-Round
  11. Sailing Homeward

In December 1972.

On December 1972, “Epic” label released “R.E.O./T.W.O.”, the second REO Speedwagon studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Columbia Studios” in Nashville, and was produced by Paul Leka and Billy Rose II.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Cronin- lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Gary Richrath- lead guitar
  • Neal Doughty- keyboards
  • Gregg Philbin – bass, backing vocals
  • Alan Gratzer – drums, backing vocals
  • Boots Randolph – saxophone
  • Kelly Bowen, Tomi Lee Bradly – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Let Me Ride – Kevin Cronin
  2. How the Story Goes – Gary Richrath
  3. Little Queenie – Chuck Berry
  4. Being Kind (Can Hurt Someone Sometimes) – Kevin Cronin
  5. Music Man – Kevin Cronin
  6. Like You Do – Gary Richrath
  7. Flash Tan Queen – Gary Richrath
  8. Golden Country – Gary Richrath

 

In November 1973.

In November 1973, “Epic” label released “Wovoka” the fifth Redbone album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Pat Vegas, Lolly Vegas and Alex Kazanegras.

Personnel:

  • Lolly Vegas – lead guitar, electric sitar, leslie guitar, vocals
  • Tony Bellamy– rhythm guitar, wah wah guitar, piano, vocals
  • Pat Vegas – bass, fuzz bass, vocals
  • Butch Rillera – drums, background vocals
  • Joe Sample- piano, vibraphone
  • Sherry Williams – background vocals
  • Eddie Caciedo – percussion
  • Johnny Lopez – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Wovoka – Pat Vegas, Lolly Vegas
  2. Sweet Lady of Love – Lolly Vegas
  3. Someday (A Good Song) – Pat Vegas, Tony Bellamy
  4. Liquid Truth – Lolly Vegas
  5. Come and Get Your Love – Lolly Vegas
  6. Day to Day Life – Pat Vegas, Tony Bellamy
  7. Chant Wovoka / Clouds In My Sunshine – Pat Vegas
  8. 23rd and Mad – Lolly Vegas, DePoe

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Epic” label released “Ennismore”, the second Colin Blunstone studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Rod Argent and Chris White.

Personnel:

  • Colin Blunstone– vocals, guitar
  • Rod Argent– piano, keyboards
  • Russ Ballard– guitar; piano, keyboards
  • Steve Bingham, Jim Rodford– bass guitar
  • Robert Henrit, Byron Lye Foot, Jim Toomey – drums
  • Terry Poole – drums; bass guitar
  • Phil Dennys, Pete Wingfield– piano, keyboards
  • Derek Griffiths – guitar
  • Michael Snow– guitar, keyboards
  • Peter Vince– engineer
  • Steve Campbell – cover photography
  • Chris Gunning– string arrangements
  • Dan Loggins – adviser
  • David Lowe – photography

Track listing:

  1. I Don’t Believe in Miracles – Russ Ballard
  2. Quartet: Exclusively for Me – Colin Blunstone, David Jones
  3. Quartet: A Sign from Me to You – Colin Blunstone
  4. Quartet: Every Sound I Heard – Colin Blunstone, David Jones
  5. Quartet: How Wrong Can One Man Be – Colin Blunstone
  6. I Want Some More – Colin Blunstone
  7. Pay Me Later – Colin Blunstone, Phil Dennys
  8. Andorra – Rod Argent, Chris White
  9. I’ve Always Had You – Colin Blunstone
  10. Time’s Running Out – Colin Blunstone
  11. How Could We Dare to Be Wrong – Colin Blunstone, Phil Dennys