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In November 1974.

In November 1974, “Island” label released “Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)”, the second Brian Eno album. It was recorded in September 1974, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Brian Eno.

Personnel:

  • Brian Eno– vocals, electronics, snake guitar, keyboards
  • Phil Manzanera– guitar, production assistance
  • Brian Turrington – bass guitar, piano
  • Freddie Smith – drums
  • Robert Wyatt– percussion, backing vocals
  • Portsmouth Sinfonia– strings
  • Randi and the Pyramids – chorus
  • The Simplistics – chorus
  • Andy Mackay– brass
  • Phil Collins– drums
  • Polly Eltes – vocals
  • Peter Schmidt– oblique strategies, album cover art
  • Rhett Davies– engineering
  • Robert Ash – engineering assistance
  • Denny Bridges (AIR) – audio engineering
  • Jon Walls (AIR) – engineering assistance
  • Nicholas Pearson – special aide
  • Bill Kelsey – special equipment
  • Simon Heyworth – mastering
  • David Hill – Ampex ATR 2Ch Tape playback with ARIA electronics
  • John Bonis – typography, lettering

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Eno, except where noted.

  1. Burning Airlines Give You So Much More
  2. Back in Judy’s Jungle
  3. The Fat Lady of Limbourg
  4. Mother Whale Eyeless
  5. The Great Pretender
  6. Third Uncle – Brian Eno, arranged by Brian Turrington
  7. Put a Straw Under Baby
  8. The True Wheel – Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera
  9. China My China
  10. Taking Tiger Mountain
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In March 1975.

In March 1975, “Island” label released “Sweet Deceiver”, the sixth Kevin Ayers studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “The Manor Studio” in Shipton-on-Cherwell, England, and was produced by Kevin Ayers and Ollie Halsall.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers- vocals, fuzz bass, electric and acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars, mandolin
  • Freddie Smith – drums
  • Ollie Halsall- lead, acoustic and bass guitar, mandolin, honk piano, vibes, backing vocals
  • John Altman – clarinet
  • Fuzzy Samuels – bass Guitar
  • Elton John– piano
  • Jacob Magnusson – organ, accordion, piano, Clavinet, vocals
  • Bias Boshell- piano
  • Chili Charles – drums
  • Muscle Shoals Horns– brass
  • The Manor choir – vocals
  • Tony Wright- cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Ayers.

  1. Observations
  2. Guru Banana
  3. City Waltz
  4. Toujours La Voyage
  5. Sweet Deceiver
  6. Diminished But Not Finished
  7. Circular Letter
  8. Once Upon An Ocean
  9. Farewell Again (Another Dawn)