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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 February 1976.

In February 1976, “Columbia” label released “Smile”, the sixth Laura Nyro album. It was recorded in 1975, at “CBS 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Laura Nyro and Charlie Calello.

Personnel:

  • Laura Nyro – vocals, piano, guitar, wood block
  • John Tropea, Hugh McCracken, Joe Beck, Jeff Mironov, Jerry Friedman, Greg Bennett – guitar
  • Will Lee, Richard Davis, Bob Babbitt- bass
  • Chris Parker, Allan Schwartzberg, Rick Marotta- drums
  • Jimmy Maelen- tambourine, wood block
  • Nydia Mata, Carter C.C. Collins – congas
  • Rubens Bassini- shaker
  • David Friedman – vibraphone
  • Joe Farrell, Michael Brecker, George Young – saxophone
  • Randy Brecker- trumpet
  • Paul Messing – triangle
  • Nisako Yoshida, Reiko Kamota – koto
  • Don Puluse, Tim Geelan – engineer
  • Jay Messina, Lou Waxman, Stan Tonkel – assistant engineer
  • Ed Lee – artwork
  • Patty Newport – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Nyro, except where noted.

  1. Sexy Mama – Al Goodman, Sylvia Robinson, Harry Ray
  2. Children of the Junks
  3. Money
  4. I Am the Blues
  5. Stormy Love
  6. The Cat Song
  7. Midnite Blue
  8. Smile

In February 1976.

In February 1976, “Hi” label released “Full of Fire”, the tenth Al Green studio album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Willie Mitchell.

Personnel:

  • Al Green – vocals
  • Teenie Hodges- guitar
  • Leroy Hodges- bass
  • Charles Hodges- organ
  • Howard Grimes- drums, congas
  • Archie Turner, Michael Allen – piano
  • Charles Chalmers, Donna Rhodes, Sandra Rhodes – backing vocals
  • Andrew Love, Lewis Collins – tenor saxophone
  • James Mitchell – baritone saxophone
  • Wayne Jackson- trumpet
  • Jack Hale – trombone
  • The Memphis Strings – strings
  • Norman Seeff- photography

Track listing:

  1. Glory, Glory – Al Green, Willie Mitchell
  2. That’s the Way It Is – Al Green
  3. Always – Al Green, Charles Hodges
  4. There’s No Way – Willie Mitchell, Earl Randle
  5. I’d Fly Away – Al Green
  6. Full of Fire – Al Green, Willie Mitchell, Mabon “Teenie” Hodges
  7. Together Again – Buck Owens
  8. Soon as I Get Home – Al Green, Michael Allen
  9. Let It Shine – Al Green, Mabon “Teenie” Hodges