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In April 1980.

In April 1980, “Arista” label released “Sky 2”, the second Sky album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Studio 3” and “Abbey Road Studios”, and was produced by Haydn Bendall, Tony Clark, John Williams, Francis Monkman, Herbie Flowers, Tristan Fry and Kevin Peek.

Personnel:

  • John Williams– classical guitars
  • Francis Monkman– keyboards, synthesizers, harpsichord, piano, left-hand channel electric guitar
  • Herbie Flowers– bass guitar, tuba
  • Tristan Fry– drums, tuned percussion (drumkit, vibraphone, marimba, bass marimba, tympani & xylophones), trumpet
  • Kevin Peek– electric & classical guitars

Track listing:

  1. Hotta – Kevin Peek, Herbie Flowers
  2. Dance of the Little Fairies – Herbie Flowers
  3. Sahara – Kevin Peek
  4. Fifo – Francis Monkman
  5. Adagio – Francis Monkman
  6. Watching the Aeroplanes – Francis Monkman
  7. Tuba Smarties – Herbie Flowers
  8. Ballet-Volta – Praetorius, arr. John Williams
  9. Gavotte&Variations – Rameau
  10. Andante – Vivaldi, arr. John Williams
  11. Tristan’s Magic Garden – Tristan Fry
  12. El Cielo – traditional, arr. Williams
  13. Vivaldi – Darryl Way
  14. Scipio – Herbie Flowers
  15. Toccata – Bach, arr. Kevin Peek, Holmes

 

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On September 9, 1971.

 

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On September 9, 1971, “Warner Bros” label released “Second Album”, the second Curved Air studio album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Island Studios” and “Morgan Studios”, and was produced by Curved Air and Colin Caldwell.

Personnel:

  • Sonja Kristina– lead vocals
  • Darryl Way– violin, backing vocals, piano (5)
  • Francis Monkman– guitars, keyboards, VCS3 synthesizer
  • Ian Eyre – bass guitar
  • Florian Pilkington-Miksa– drums
  • Colin Caldwell – engineer
  • Peter Zinovieff- electroncs
  • John Kosh- album design

Track listing:

  1. Young Mother – Darryl Way, Sonja Kristina Linwood
  2. Back Street Luv – Darryl Way, Linwood, Ian Eyre
  3. Jumbo – Darryl Way, Linwood
  4. You Know – Darryl Way, Linwood
  5. Puppets – Darryl Way, Linwood
  6. Everdance – Francis Monkman
  7. Bright Summer’s Day ’68 – Francis Monkman
  8. Piece of Mind – Monkman

On November 10, 1978.

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On November 10, 1978, “EMI” label released “Lionheart”, the second Kate Bush studio album.  “Lionheart” was recorded from July to September 1978, and was produced by Andrew Powell.

Personnel

  • Kate Bush – vocals, harmony vocals, piano, keyboards, recorder, arranger, assistant producer
  • Ian Bairnson- acoustic, rhythm & electric guitar, vocals
  • Brian Bath – guitar
  • Paddy Bush- harmonica, mandolin, vocals, harmony vocals, pan flute, slide guitar, mandocello, pan pipes
  • Richard Harvey – recorder, vocals
  • Duncan Mackay- synthesizer, keyboards, Fender Rhodes
  • Francis Monkman- harpsichord, keyboards, Hammond organ
  • Del Palmer- bass, vocals
  • David Paton- bass
  • Stuart Elliot- percussion, drums
  • Charlie Morgan– drums
  • Andrew Powell- keyboards
  • David Katz – violin, orchestracontractor

Track listing

All compositions by Kate Bush, except “In Search of Peter Pan” written by Kate Bush and incorporates “When You Wish Upon a Star” – lyrics by Ned Washington and music by Leigh Harline.

  1. Symphony in Blue
  2. In Search of Petar Pan
  3. Wow
  4. Don’t Push Your Foot on the Heartbreke
  5. Oh England My Lionheart
  6. Fullhouse
  7. In the Warm Room
  8. Kashka From Baghdad
  9. Coffee Homeground
  10. Hammer Horror