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In April 1974.

In April 1974, “Purple Records” label released “First of the Big Bands”, album by Tony Ashton and Jon Lord. It was recorded in November 1971 – late 1973, at “Air Studios” and “Apple Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Ashton and Jon Lord.

Personnel:

  • Tony Ashton – lead vocals, Hammond organ, piano
  • Jon Lord – Hammond organ, piano
  • Mick Clarke – guitars
  • Jim Cregan – guitars
  • Jerry Donahue – guitars
  • Peter Frampton – guitars
  • Pat Donaldson – bass
  • Carmine Appice – drums
  • Terry Cox – drums
  • Ian Paice – drums
  • Cozy Powell – drums
  • Frank Ricotti – percussion, vibraphone
  • Dick Parry – saxophone
  • Howie Casey – saxophone
  • Dave Caswell – trumpet
  • Mike Davis – trumpet
  • John Mumford – trombone
  • Madeline Bell – backing vocals
  • Tony Ferguson – backing vocals
  • Jimmy Helms – backing vocals
  • Kenny Rowe – backing vocals
  • Graham White – backing vocals
  • Jo Ann Williams – backing vocals
  • Roger Willis – backing vocals
  • Martin Birch, Geoffrey Emerick, Alan Harris, John Middleton, John Mills, Bill Price – engineer
  • John Kosh – design
  • Peter Howe – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony Ashton and Jon Lord, except where noted.

  1. We’re Gonna Make It
  2. Downside Upside Down
  3. Band of the Salvation Army (including Bringing in the Sheaves)
  4. Silly Boy
  5. Surrender Me – Tony Ashton
  6. Celebration
  7. I Been Lonely – Tony Ashton
  8. Shut Up
  9. Ballad of Mr. Giver – (including a reprise of Celebration)

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “CBS” label released “Past, Present and Future”, the fifth Al Stewart studio album. It was recorded in April 1973, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by John Anthony.

Personnel:

  • Al Stewart – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Tim Renwick – electric guitar
  • Peter Berryman – acoustic guitar
  • Isaac Guillory – acoustic and classical guitar
  • B.J. Cole – steel guitar
  • Peter Wood – keyboards, piano, accordion
  • Rick Wakeman – piano, keyboards
  • Tim Hinkley – keyboards
  • Bob Andrews – keyboards
  • Bob Sargeant – keyboards
  • Francis Monkman – Moog synthesizer
  • Alistair Anderson – English concertina
  • Bruce Thomas – bass
  • Brian Odgers – bass
  • John Wilson – drums
  • Frank Ricotti – percussion
  • Roger Taylor – percussion
  • Richard Hewson – string arrangements
  • Haim Romano – mandolin
  • Dave Swarbrick – mandolin
  • Luciano Bravo – steel band
  • Lennox James – steel band
  • Michael Oliver – steel band
  • Krysia Kocjan – backing vocals
  • John Donelly – backing vocals
  • Mick Welton – backing vocals
  • Kevin Powers – backing vocals
  • Mike “Clay” Stone – engineer
  • Mario Grattarola – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Stewart.

  1. Old Admirals
  2. Warren Harding
  3. Soho (Needless to Say)
  4. The Last Day of June 1934
  5. Post World War Two Blues
  6. Roads to Moscow
  7. Terminal Eyes
  8. Nostradamus

On October 6, 2003.

On October 6, 2003, “Rough Trade” label released “Dear Catastrophe Waitress”, the sixth Belle & Sebastian studio album. It was recorded in 2003, at “Sarm West Studios” in London, Sarm Hook End” in Checkendon, Oxfordshire, “Berkeley Street Studios” in Glasgow, “Parkgate Studios” in Catsfield, and “Angel Studios” in London, and was produced by Trevor Horn.

Personnel:

  • Stuart Murdoch – vocals, arrangements
  • Stevie Jackson – vocals, guitar, arrangements
  • Chris Keddes – keyboards, arrangements
  • Sarah Martin – violin, arrangements
  • Bob Kildea – bass, guitar, arrangements
  • Dave McGowan – bass, arrangements
  • Mary Scully – double bass
  • Richard Colburn – drums, arrangements
  • Frank Ricotti – percussion
  • Sue Bohling – cor anglaise
  • Jamie Talbot – alto saxophone
  • Philip Todd – alto saxophone
  • Stan Sulzman – alto saxophone
  • Philip Todd – tenor saxophone 
  • Chris Davis – tenor saxophone
  • Jeff Daly – baritone saxophone
  • Derek Watkins – trumpet
  • John Barclay – trumpet
  • Mike Lovatt – trumpet 
  • Noel Langley – trumpet
  • Barnaby Dickinson – tenor trombone
  • Chris Dean – tenor trombone
  • Jeremy Price – tenor trombone
  • Richard Edwards – bass trombone
  • Chris Cowie – oboe
  • Nigel Black – French horn
  • Richard Berry – French horn
  • Helen Keen – flute
  • Kathleen Stevenson – piccolo flute
  • Perry Montague-Mason, Benedict Cruft, Boguslaw Kostecki, Chris Tombling, David Woodcock, Everton Nelson, Gavyn Wright, Jackie Shave, Julian Leaper, Kathy Shave, Patrick Kiernan, Warren Zielinski – violin
  • Anthony Pleeth – cello 
  • David Daniels – cello
  • Martin Loveday – cello
  • Trevor Horn – arrangements
  • Nick Ingman – arrangements
  • Steve Price – recording
  • Julian Mendelsohn – recording
  • Mat Bartram – recording
  • Tim Lambert – additional engineering
  • Phil Tyreman – engineer assistant
  • Dan Vickers – mixing
  • Julian Mendelsohn – mixing
  • Robert Orton – mixing
  • Tony Doogan – additional mixing
  • Michael Bannister – mixing assistant
  • Frank Arkwright – mastering
  • Divine Inc. – design
  • Stuart David – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Step into my Office, Baby
  2. Dear Catastrophe Waitress
  3. If She Wants Me
  4. Piazza, New York Catcher
  5. Asleep on a Sunbeam
  6. I’m a Cuckoo
  7. You Don’t Send Me
  8. Wrapped Up in Books
  9. Lord Anthony
  10. If You Find Yourself Caught in Love
  11. Roy Walker
  12. Stay Loose

On June 20, 1988.

On June 20, 1988, “Polydor” label released “Confessions of a Pop Group”, the fourth Style Council album. It was recorded in 1988, and was produced by Paul Weller and Mick Talbot.

Personnel:

  1. Paul Weller – vocals, guitars, synthesizers, drum programs
  2. Mick Talbot – piano forte, Hammond organ, clavinet, synthesizers
  3. Dee C. Lee – vocals
  4. Camelle Hinds – bass 
  5. Paul Morgan – contra bass
  6. Steve White – drums
  7. Nick Brown – drums
  8. Little Joo Ruocco – percussion
  9. Dick Morrissey – flute
  10. Chris Lawrence – trombone
  11. Frank Ricotti – vibraphone
  12. Rupert Parker – harp
  13. The Swingle Singers – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Weller, except where noted.

  1. It’s a Very Deep Sea
  2. The Story of Someone’s Shoe
  3. Changing of the Guard
  4. The Little Boy in a Castle (A) / A Dove Flew Down From the Elephant (B) – Mick Talbot
  5. The Gardener of Eden (A Three Piece Suite) / I In the Beginning / II  The Gardener of Eden / III Mourning the Passing of Time
  6. Life at a Top People’s Health Farm
  7. Why I Went Missing
  8. How She Threw It All Away
  9. Iwasadoledadstoyboy
  10. Confessions 1, 2, & 3
  11. Confessions of a Pop-Group

On November 17, 2014.

On November 17, 2014, “BMG Rights Management” label released “Avonmore”, the fifteenth Bryan Ferry studio album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by Bryan Ferry, Rhett Davies, Johnson Somerset, and Todd Terje.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry – vocals, keyboards
  • Johnny Marr, Nile Rodgers, Neil Hubbard, Oliver Thompson, Chris Spedding, David Williams, Steve Jones, Jacob Quistgaard – guitar
  • Colin Good – piano
  • Paul Beard – keyboards
  • Maceo Parker – alto saxophone
  • Iain Dixon, Robert Fowler, Richard White – saxophone
  • Marcus Miller, Guy Pratt, Flea, Neil Jason – bass
  • Tara Ferry, Andy Newmark, Cherisse Osei – drums
  • Cherisse Osei – percussion
  • Frank Ricotti – percussions
  • John Moody – oboe
  • Richard White – saxophone
  • Enrico Tomass –  trumpet
  • Fonzi Thornton, Laura Mann, Emily Panic, Hannah Khemoh, Jodie Scantlebury, Bobbie Gordon – backing vocals
  • Todd Terje –  programming, synth

Track listing:

All tracks by Bryan Ferry, except where noted.

  1. Loop De Li
  2. Midnight Train
  3. Soldier of Fortune – Brian Ferry, Johnny Marr
  4. Drivig Me Wild
  5. A Special Kind of Guy
  6. Avonmore – Bryan Ferry, Oliver Thompson
  7. Lost
  8. One Night Stand
  9. Send in the Clowns – Stephen Sondheim
  10. Johnny and Mary – Robert Palmer

On February 23, 2018.

On February 23, 2018, “BMG Records” label released “Five”, the sixth Tony Banks studio album. It was recorded in 2018, at “Angel Studios” in London, “CNSO Studio Gallery 1” in Prague, Czech Republic, and was produced by Nick Davis and Tony Banks.

Personnel:

  • Tony Banks– piano, celesta, liner notes
  • Czech National Symphony Orchestraand choir
  • Nick Ingman– conductor, orchestrations
  • John Barclay – cornet, trumpet
  • Martin Robertson – saxophone, duduk
  • Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • Skaila Kanga– harp
  • Simon Rhodes – engineer
  • Steve Price – engineer
  • Tom Mitchell – mixing
  • Nick Davis– mixing
  • Miles Showell – mastering
  • Stefan Knapp– artwork
  • Ryan Art – sleeve design
  • Emily Banks – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony Banks.

  1. Prelude to a Million Years
  2. Reveille
  3. Ebb and Flow
  4. Autumn Sonata
  5. Renaissance

On October 25, 1999.

On October 25, 1999, “Virgin” label released “As Time Goes By”, the tenth Bryan Ferry album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Lansdowne Studios” in London, and was produced by Bryan Ferry and Rhett Davies.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry – lead vocals, synthesizer, arrangements, art direction
  • Phil Manzanera– guitar
  • Alan Barnes- clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Nicholas Bucknail – clarinet
  • Wilfred Gibson – violin
  • Bob Hunt – trombone
  • Chris Laurence – bass guitar
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Anthony Pleeth – cello
  • Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • John Sutton – drums
  • Enrico Tomasso – trumpet
  • Hugh Webb – harp
  • Gavyn Wright– violin
  • Peter Lale – viola
  • Boguslaw Kostecki – violin
  • Jose Libertella – bandoneon
  • Luis Stazo – bandoneon
  • Paul Clarvis – drums
  • Philip Dukes – viola
  • Colin Good – piano, musical director, arrangements
  • Anthony Pike – clarinet
  • Jim Tomlinson – clarinet, alto saxophone
  • Richard Jeffries – bass guitar
  • Malcolm Earle Smith – trombone
  • Abraham Leborovich – violin
  • Robert Fowler – clarinet
  • Martin Wheatley – banjo
  • Timothy Lines – clarinet
  • David White – clarinet
  • Nils Solberg – guitar
  • David Woodcock – violin
  • Cynthia Millar – ondes Martenot
  • James Sanger – programming
  • Mark Tucker – engineer
  • Steve Pelluet – assistant engineer
  • Chris Dibble, Sven Taits – additional engineering
  • Robin Trower- associate producer
  • Nick de Ville – art direction
  • Bogdan Zarkowski – artwork
  • Mike Owen – photography

Track listing:

  1. As Time Goes By – Herman Hupfeld
  2. The Way You Look Tonight – Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields
  3. Easy Living – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin
  4. I’m in the Mood for Love – Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
  5. Where or When – Rodgers and Hart
  6. When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful – Harry Woods
  7. Sweet and Lovely – Charles Daniels, Gus Arnheim, Harry Tobias
  8. Miss Otis Regrets – Cole Porter
  9. Time on My Hands – Vincent Youmans, Harold Adamson, Mack Gordon
  10. Lover, Come Back to Me – Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein
  11. Falling in Love Again – Friedrich Hollaender, Sammy Lerner
  12. Love Me or Leave Me – Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
  13. You Do Something to Me – Cole Porter
  14. Just One of Those Things – Cole Porter
  15. September Song – Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson

 

On October 25, 2010.

On October 25, 2010, “Virgin” label released “Olympia”, the thirteenth Bryan Ferry studio album. It was recorded 2009 – 2010, and was produced by Bryan Ferry, Rhett Davies and Johnson Somerset.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry – vocals, piano, keyboards
  • Brian Eno– synthesizer
  • David Williams, Nile Rodgers, Oliver Thompson, Dave Stewart, Neil Hubbard, David Gilmour, Jonny Greenwood, Phil Manzanera, Chris Spedding, Merlin Ferry – guitar
  • Marcus Miller, Flea, Gary “Mani” Mounford, Andy Cato– bass
  • Colin Good, Steve Nieve– keyboards
  • Andy Newmark, Tara Ferry, Emily Dolan Davies – drums
  • Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • Aleysha Gordon, Hannah Khemoh, Sewuese Abwa, Alice Retif, Katie Turner, Ruby Turner, Me’sha Bryan, Shar White – chorus
  • John Monkman, Robin “Radar” Rimbaud, Chris Mullings – electronics
  • Anthony Pleeth– cello
  • Perry Montague-Mason, Emlyn Singleton – violin
  • Vicci Wardman – viola
  • Andy Mackay– oboe
  • Simon Willey – engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain– mixing
  • Adam Whitehead – photography
  • Kate Moss- cover model
  • John Galliano- couture

Track listing:

  1. You Can Dance – Bryan Ferry, David A. Stewart
  2. Alphaville – Bryan Ferry, David A. Stewart
  3. Heartache by Numbers – Bryan Ferry, Scissor Sisters
  4. Me Oh My – Bryan Ferry
  5. Shameless – Bryan Ferry, Andy Cato, Tom Findlay
  6. Song for the Siren – Tim Buckley, Larry Beckett
  7. No Face, No Name, No Number – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
  8. BF Bass (Ode to Olympia) – Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera
  9. Reason or Rhyme – Bryan Ferry
  10. Tender Is The Night – Bryan Ferry, David A. Stewart

In November 1977.

In November 1977, “A&M” label released “Rick Wakeman’s Criminal Record”, the seventh Rick Wakeman studio album. It was recorded April – June 1977, at “Mountain Studios” in Montreux, Switzerland, and was produced by Rick Wakeman.

Personnel:

• Rick Wakeman – Steinway 9′ grand piano, Polymoog synthesiser, Hammond C3 organ, Birotron, Mander pipe organ at St. Martin’s church in Vevey, RMI computer keyboard, harpsichord, Fender Rhodes 88 electric piano, Hohner clavinet, Baldwin electric harpsichord, church organ, Minimoog synthesiser
• Chris Squire – bass guitar
• Alan White – drums
• Frank Ricotti – percussion
• Bill Oddie – vocals
• Ars Laeta Choir of Lausanne – choir
• Robert Mernoud – conductor
• John Timperley – engineer, mixing
• Dave Richards – engineer assistant, mixing
• Chuck Beeson – visual concept, design
• Roland Young – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Wakeman.

1. Statue of Justice
2. Crime of Passion
3. Chamber of Horrors
4. Birdman of Alcatraz
5. The Breathalyser
6. Judas Iscariot

In November 1977.

In November 1977, “Vertigo” label released “Rockin’ All Over the World”, the tenth Status Quo studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Studio Bohus” in Sweden, and was produced by Pip Williams.

Personnel:

  • Francis Rossi– vocals, guitar
  • Rick Parfitt– vocals, guitar
  • Alan Lancaster– vocals, bass
  • John Coghlan– drums
  • Andy Bown– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Frank Ricotti- percussion

Track listing:

  1. Hard Time – Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt
  2. Can’t Give You More – Francis Rossi, Bob Young
  3. Let’s Ride – Alan Lancaster
  4. Baby Boy – Francis Rossi, Bob Young
  5. You Don’t Own Me – Alan Lancaster, Mick Green
  6. Rockers Rollin’ – Rick Parfitt, Jackie Lynton
  7. Rockin’ All Over the World – John Fogerty
  8. Who Am I – Pip Williams, Peter Hutchins
  9. Too Far Gone – Alan Lancaster
  10. For You – Rick Parfitt
  11. Dirty Water – Francis Rossi, Bob Young
  12. Hold You Back – Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Bob Young