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In June 1979.

In June 1979 “United Artists” label released “Night Owl”, the third Gerry Rafferty album. It was recorded 1978–1979, at “Chipping Norton Recording Studios” and “Lansdowne Recording Studios”, and was produced by Hugh Murphy and Gerry Rafferty.

Personnel:

  • Gerry Rafferty – vocals, acoustic guitar, polymoog, piano
  • John Kirkpatrick– accordion
  • Richard Thompson– guitar, mandolin
  • Barbara Dickson– background vocals
  • Richard Harvey– organ, synthesiser, recorder, penny whistle
  • Richard Brunton – guitar
  • Hugh Burns – guitar
  • Betsy Cook– background vocals
  • Tommy Eyre– synthesiser, piano
  • Liam Genockey– drums
  • Graham Preskett – violin, fiddle, mandolin, piano
  • Raphael Ravenscroft– saxophone, lyricon
  • Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • Linda Thompson– background vocals
  • Pete Wingfield– organ
  • Gary Taylor – bass, vocals
  • Patrick(John Byrne) – front cover painting

Track listing:

All tracks by Gerry Rafferty.

  1. Days Gone Down (Still Got the Light in Your Eyes)
  2. Night Owl
  3. The Way That You Do It
  4. Why Won’t You Talk To Me?
  5. Get It Right Next Time
  6. Take the Money and Run
  7. Family Tree
  8. Already Gone
  9. The Tourist
  10. It’s Gonna Be a Long Night
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In May 1974.

In May 1974, “Virgin” label released the second, self-titled Slapp Happy album (also known as Casablanca Moon). It was recorded in 1974, at “The Manor” in Oxfordshire, and was produced by Steve Morse, Dagmar Krause, Anthony Moore and Peter Blegvad.

Personnel:

  • Dagmar Krause –lead vocals
  • Peter Blegvad– second vocals, guitar
  • Anthony Moore– keyboards
  • Marc Singer – drums
  • Dave Wintour– bass guitar
  • Graham Preskett – violin, mandolin
  • Roger Wootton – backing vocals
  • Eddie Sparrow – drums, congas, whistles
  • Jean Hervé Peron – bass guitar
  • Clare Deniz – cello
  • Nick Worters – double bass
  • Jeremy Baines –sausage bassoon
  • Andy Leggett – jugs
  • Clem Cattini– drums
  • Henry Lowther– trumpet
  • Geoff Leigh– saxophones
  • Keshave Sathe – tablas, tamboura
  • Simon Heyworth – mixer, engineer
  • Steve Taylor – mixer, engineer
  • David Larcher – cover photograph
  • Carol Aitken – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Anthony Moore and Peter Blegvad, except where noted.

  1. Casablanca Moon
  2. Me and Parvati
  3. Half Way There – Peter Blegvad
  4. Michelangelo
  5. Dawn
  6. Rainbow – Peter Blegvad
  7. The Secret
  8. A Little Something – Peter Blegvad
  9. The Drum
  10. Haiku
  11. Slow Moon’s Rose – Anthony Moore

In April 1978.

In April 1978, “Harvest” label released “Rainbow Takeaway”, the eighth Kevin Ayers studio album. It was recorded in1978;at  “Workshop Studio”, and was produced by Kevin Ayers and Anthony Moore.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers- guitar, vocals
  • Ollie Halsall- guitar
  • Billy Livsey- keyboards
  • Rob Townsend- drums
  • Charles McCracken – bass, guitar
  • Anthony Moore- keyboards
  • Graham Preskett – violin
  • Barry DeSouza – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Ayers.

  1. Blaming It All on Love
  2. Ballad of a Salesman Who Sold Himself
  3. A View from the Mountain
  4. Rainbow Takeaway
  5. Waltz for You
  6. Beware of the Dog II
  7. Strange Song
  8. Goodnight Goodnight
  9. Hat Song

In February 1980.

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In February 1980, “Harvest” label released “That’s What You Get Babe”, the ninth Kevin Ayers studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Vineyard Studios”, and was produced by Graham Preskett. “That’s What You Get Babe” was the last Ayers album for “Harvest”.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers- guitar, vocals
  • Mo Foster- bass
  • Liam Genockey- drums
  • Ollie Halsall- guitar
  • Roy Jones – percussion
  • Neil Lancaster – vocals
  • Trevor Murrell – drums
  • Graham Preskett – guitar, violin, keyboards, vocals, banjo, mandolin
  • Clare Torry- vocals
  • Geoff Whitehorn- guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Ayers.

  1. That’s What You Get
  2. Where Do I Go From Here
  3. You Never Outrun Your Heart
  4. Given And Taken
  5. Idiots
  6. Super Salesman
  7. Money, Money, Money
  8. Miss Hanaga
  9. I’m So Tired
  10. Where Do The Stars End

 

On March 29, 1974.

 

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On March 29, 1974, “CBS” label released “The Hoople”, album by Mott the Hoople. The album was recorded January – February 1974, at “Advision Studios” and  “AIR Studios” in London,  and was produced by Dale “Buffin” Griffin, Ian Hunter and Pete “Overend” Watts. The album cover features a portrait of Kari-Ann Muller (also on the cover of Roxy Music’s 1972 debut album).

Personnel:

  • Ian Hunter– vocals, rhythm guitar, piano
  • Pete Overend Watts– bass guitar, vocals, lead vocals, rhythm guitar, 12-string guitar
  • Dale “Buffin” Griffin– drums, vocals, percussion
  • Ariel Bender– lead guitar, vocals, slide guitar
  • Morgan Fisher– keyboards, synthesizer
  • Howie Casey– tenor saxophone
  • Jack McPherson –baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Mike Hurwitz –cello
  • Lynsey De Paul– backing vocals
  • Mick Ralphs– backing vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Graham Preskett –violin, conductor, tubular bells
  • Sue Glover & Sunny Leslie – backing vocals
  • Barry St. John – backing vocals
  • Thunderthighs (Karen Friedman, Dari Lalou & Casey Synge) – backing vocals
  • Roslav Szaybo – album cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by ian Hunter, except where noted.

  1. The Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll
  2. Marionette
  3. Alice
  4. Crash Street Kidds
  5. Born Late ’58 – Overend Watts
  6. Trudi’s Song
  7. Pearl ‘n’ Roy (England)
  8. Through the Looking Glass
  9. Roll Away the Stone

On January 20, 1978.

City to city

On January 20, 1978, “United Artists” released “City to City”, the second Gerry Rafferty studio album. It was recorded in 1977,at the “ Chipping  Norton Recording Studios”, and was produced by Hugh Murphy. The album featured the song  “Baker Street”, which reached  5 million plays on British radio, and became Rafferty’s best known song. “City to City” was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Gerry Rafferty– piano, acoustic guitar, vocals, backing vocals
  • Tommy Eyre– piano, electric piano, grand piano, Moog synthesizer, organ, keyboards, brass arrangements
  • Jerry Donahue– lead guitar, rhythm guitar, electric guitar
  • Hugh Burns– lead guitar, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Nigel Jenkins, Andy Fairweather-Low– rhythm guitar, electric guitar
  • Micky Moody– acoustic guitar
  • Brian Cole– steel guitar, dobro
  • Mo Foster– bass, backing vocals
  • Graham Preskett– fiddle, mandolin, synthesizer, string machine, string, bass, arrangements
  • Henry Spinetti– drums
  • Glen LeFleur- drums, percussion, tambourine
  • Raphael Ravenscroft– saxophone
  • Roger Brown, Vivian McAuliff, John McBurnie, Rab Noakes, Barbara Dickson, Joanna Carlin – backing vocals
  • Paul Jones– harmonica
  • Hugh Murphy – tambourine
  • Willy Ray – accordion

Track listing:

All tracks by Gerry Rafferty.

  1. The Ark
  2. Baker Street
  3. Right Down the Line
  4. City to City
  5. Stealin’ Time
  6. Mattie’s Rag
  7. Whatever’s Written In Your Heart
  8. Home and Dry
  9. Island
  10. Waiting for the Day

 

On October 26, 1993.

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On October 26, 1993, “Arista” label released”Try Anything Once”, the first Alan Parsons solo album. It was recorded October 1992 – August 1993, and was produced by Alan Parsons.

Personnel:

  • Ian Bairnson– synthesizer, bass, guitar, pedal steel, background vocals
  • Jacqui Copland – vocals, background vocals
  • Richard Cottle – synthesizer, saxophone
  • Andrew Powell – bass, synthesizer
  • Stuart Elliott– synthesizer, drums
  • David Pack– synthesizer, guitar, vocals
  • Alan Parsons– synthesizer, acoustic guitar, bass, flute, background vocals
  • Jeremy Parsons – guitar
  • Philharmonia Orchestra Group
  • Graham Preskett – fiddle, mandolin, violin
  • Eric Stewart– vocals
  • Chris Thompson– vocals

Track listing:

  1. The Three of Me – David Pack, Andrew Powell
  2. Turn It Up – Ian Bairnson
  3. Wine From The Water –  Alan Parsons, Ian Bairnson
  4. Breakaway – Alan Parsons
  5. Mr Time –  Stuart Elliot, Jacqui Copland, Driscoll
  6. Jigue” – Alan Parsons, Andrew Powell
  7. I’m Talkin’ To You – Davis Pack, Andrew Powell
  8. Siren Song  – Ian Bairnson and Musker
  9. Dreamscape – Alan Parsons
  10. Back Against The Wall – Ian Bairnson
  11. Re-Jigue –  Alan Parsons, Andrew Powell
  12. Oh Life – Davis Pack, Alan Parsons