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Mott the Hopple: Brian Capers

In November 1971, “Island” label released “Brain Capers”, the fourth Mott the Hopple studio album. It was recorded August – September 1971, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Guy Stevens.

Personnel:

  • Ian Hunter – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Mick Ralphs – lead guitar
  • Pete Watts – vocals, bass
  • Dale “Buffin” Griffin – vocals, drums
  • Verden Allen – vocals, keyboards
  • Jim Price – trumpet 
  • Guy Stevens – piano
  • Andy Johns – engineer
  • Zal Schreiber – mastering
  • Richard Polak – photography

Track listing:

  1. Death May Be Your Santa Claus – Ian Hunter, Verden Allen
  2. Your Own Backyard – Dion DiMucci, Tony Fasce
  3. Darkness, Darkness – Jesse Colin Young
  4. The Journey – Ian Hunter
  5. Sweet Angeline – Ian Hunter
  6. Second Love – Verden Allen
  7. The Moon Upstairs – Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs
  8. The Wheel of the Quivering Meat Conception – Ian Hunter, Guy Stevens

Mott the Hopple: Same

On November 22, 1969, “Island” label released the self-titled, debut Mott the Hoople album. It was recorded May – July 1969, at “Morgan” in London, and was produced by Guy Stevens. 

Personnel:

  • Ian Hunter – lead vocals, piano, rhythm guitar
  • Mick Ralphs – lead and backing vocals, lead guitar
  • Verden Allen – organ, backing vocals
  • Pete “Overend” Watts – bass, backing vocals
  • Dale “Buffin” Griffin – drums, backing vocals
  • Guy Stevens – piano
  • Andy Johns – engineer
  • M. C. Escher – front cover drawing

Track listing:

  1. You Really Got Me – Ray Davies
  2. At the Crossroads – Doug Sahm
  3. Laugh At Me – Sonny Bono
  4. Backsliding Fearlessly – Ian Hunter
  5. Rock and Roll Queen – Mick Ralphs
  6. Rabbit Foot and Toby Time – Mike Ralphs
  7. Half Moon Bay – Mike Ralphs, Ian Hunter
  8. Wrath and Wroll – Guy Stevens

Art: Supernatural Fairy Tales

In November 1967, “Island” label released “Supernatural Fairy Tales”, the only Art album. It was recorded in 1967, and was produced by Guy Stevens.

Personnel:

  • Mike Harrison – vocals, piano
  • Luther Grosvenor – vocals, guitars
  • Greg Ridley – bass
  • Mike Kellie – drums
  • Hapshash and the Coloured Coat – design
  • Chris Blackwell – production supervision

Track listing:

All tracks by Luther Grosvenor, Mike Harrison, Mike Kellie and Greg Ridley, except where noted.

  1. I Think I’m Going Weird
  2. What’s That Sound (For What It’s Worth) – Stephen Stills
  3. African Thing
  4. Room with a View
  5. Flying Anchors
  6. Supernatural Fairy Tale
  7. Love Is Real
  8. Come on Up – Felix Cavaliere
  9. Brothers, Dads and Mothers
  10. Talkin’ to Myself
  11. Alive Not Dead
  12. Rome Take Away Three

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Island” label released “Brain Capers”, the fourth Mott the Hoople album. It was recorded August – September 1971, at “island Studios” in London, and was produced by Guy Stevens.

Personnel:

  • Ian Hunter– vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Mick Ralphs– vocals, guitar
  • Verden Allen– vocals, keyboards
  • Pete Watts– vocals, bass
  • Dale “Buffin” Griffin – vocals, drums
  • Guy Stevens– piano
  • Jim Price– trumpet
  • Andy Johns– engineer
  • Zal Schreiber – mastering
  • Richard Polak – photography

Track listing:

  1. Death May Be Your Santa Claus – Ian Hunter, Verden Allen
  2. Your Own Backyard – Dion DiMucci
  3. Darkness, Darkness – Jesse Colin Young
  4. The Journey – Ian Hunter
  5. Sweet Angeline – Ian Hunter
  6. Second Love – Verden Allen
  7. The Moon Upstairs – Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs
  8. The Wheel of the Quivering Meat Conception – Ian Hunter, Guy Stevens

In September 1970.

In September 1970, “Island” label released “Mad Shadows”, the second Mott the Hoople studio album. It was recorded November 1969 – April 1970, at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Guy Stevens.

Personnel:

  • Ian Hunter- lead vocals, piano, rhythm guitar
  • Mick Ralphs- lead guitar, backing and lead vocals
  • Verden Allen- organ, backing vocals
  • Pete “Overend” Watts- bass, backing vocals
  • Dale “Buffin” Griffin- drums, backing vocals
  • Guy Stevens- “psychic” piano, “spiritual” percussion
  • Andy Johns– engineer
  • Ginny Smith, Peter Sanders – cover design
  • Gabi Naseman – front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Hunter except where noted.

  1. Thunderbuck Ram – Mick Ralphs
  2. No Wheels to Ride
  3. You Are One of Us
  4. Walkin’ with a Mountain
  5. I Can Feel
  6. Threads of Iron – Mick Ralphs
  7. When My Mind’s Gone

 

In July 1970.

In July 1970, “Island” label released “John Barleycorn Must Die”, the fourth Traffic studio album. It was recorded February – April 1970, at “Island Studios”, “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Blackwell, Steve Winwood and Guy Stevens.

Personnel:

  • Steve Winwood – vocals, organ, piano, bass, percussion, bass guitar, electric piano, acoustic guitar
  • Chris Wood – sax, flute, electric sax, percussion, organ
  • Jim Capaldi – vocla, drums, percussion, tambourine
  • Andy Johns, Brian Humphries – engineer
  • Mike Sida – design
  • Richard Polak – photography

Track listing:

  1. Glad – Steve Winwood
  2. Freedom Rider – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  3. Empty Pages – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  4. Stranger to Himself – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  5. John Barleycorn (Must Die) – traditional, arr. Steve Winwood
  6. Every Mother’s Son – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi

In May 1969.

In May 1969, “Island” label released “Last Exit”, the third Traffic album. The first half of the album consists of studio recordings, recorded in 1968, at “Morgan Studios” in London, the second half was recorded live on March 14, 1968 at the “Fillmore West”, and was produced by Jimmy Miller.

Personnel:

  • Steve Winwood – organ, lead vocals, piano, bass, guitar
  • Dave Mason– guitar, lead vocals
  • Chris Wood– flute, saxophone, organ
  • Jim Capaldi– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Guy Stevens, Mike Sida – art direction
  • Francine Winham, Raymond Ross, Richard Polak – photography

Track listing:

  1. Just for You – Dave Mason
  2. Shanghai Noodle Factory – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood, Jimmy Miller, Larry Fallon
  3. Something’s Got a Hold of My Toe – Stevie Winwood, Dave Mason, Jimmy Miller
  4. Withering Tree – Stevie Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  5. Medicated Goo – Stevie Winwood, Jimmy Miller
  6. Feelin’ Good (live at Fillmore West) – Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse
  7. Blind Man (live at Fillmore West) – Deadric Malone, Joseph Scott

In March 1971.

In March 1971, “Island” label released “Wildlife”, the third Mott the Hoople studio album. It was recorded November – December 1970, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Guy Stevens,  Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs, Verden Allen, Pete “Overend” Watts and Dale “Buffin” Griffin.

Personnel:

  • Ian Hunter- lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, piano
  • Mick Ralphs- lead guitar, backing and lead vocals
  • Verden Allen- organ, backing vocals
  • Pete “Overend” Watts- bass, backing vocals
  • Dale “Buffin” Griffin- drums, backing vocals
  • Jerry Hogan – steel guitar
  • Jess Roden- background chorus
  • Stan Tippins – background chorus
  • Michael Gray – string arrangements and conductor
  • Jim Archer – violin
  • Andy Johns, Brian Humphries,Phill Brown – engineer
  • Brian Cooke – photography

Track listing:

  1. Whiskey Women – Mick Ralphs
  2. Angel of Eighth Avenue – Ian Hunter
  3. Wrong Side of the River – Mick Ralphs
  4. Waterlow – Ian Hunter
  5. Lay Down – Melanie Safka
  6. It Must Be Love – Mick Ralphs
  7. Original Mixed-Up Kid – Ian Hunter
  8. Home Is Where I Want to Be – Mick Ralphs
  9. Keep a Knockin'(live recording) – Richard Penniman

 

On March 14, 1969.

Tons_Of_Sobs

On March 14, 1969, “island” label released “Tons of Sobs”, the debut Free album. It was recorded October – December 1968, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Guy Stevens.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rodgers– vocals
  • Paul Kossoff– guitar
  • Andy Fraser– bass guitar
  • Simon Kirke– drums
  • Steve Miller– piano thumping
  • Mike Sida – front cover photograph
  • Richard Bennett Zeff – inside cover photography

Track listing:

  1. Over the Green Hills (Pt. 1) – Paul Rodgers
  2. Worry – Paul Rodgers
  3. Walk in My Shadow – Paul Rodgers
  4. Wild Indian Woman – Paul Rodgers and Andy Fraser
  5. Goin’ Down Slow – James Burke Oden
  6. I’m a Mover – Paul Rodgers, Andy Fraser
  7. The Hunter – Booker T. Jones, Carl Wells, Donald Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr., Steve Cropper
  8. Moonshine – Paul Rodgers, Paul Kossoff
  9. Sweet Tooth – Paul Rodgers
  10. Over the Green Hills (Pt. 2) – Paul Rodgers

On December 14, 1979.

london_calling

On December 14, 1979, “CBS” label released “London Calling”, the third Clash studio album.  It was recorded August – November 1979, at the “Wessex Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by Guy Stevens and Mick Jones. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “London Calling” at number 8 on it’s list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album sold in more than 5 million copies worldwide and was certified Platinum in the US by “RIAA”,  and is regarded as one of the most important albums in the history of modern music.

Personnel

  • Joe Strummer– lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, piano
  • Mick Jones – lead and backing vocals, lead guitar, piano, harmonica
  • Paul Simonon – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar,
  • Topper Headon– drums, percussion
  • Mickey Gallagher– organ
  • The Irish Horns – brass

Track listing

All tracks by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones, except where noted.

  1. London calling
  2. Brand New Cadillac – Vince Taylor
  3. Jimmy Jazz
  4. Hateful
  5. Rudie Can’t Fall
  6. Spanish Bombs
  7. The Right Profile
  8. Lost in the Supermarket
  9. Clampdown
  10. The Guns of Brixton – Paul Simonon
  11. Wrong’em Boyo – Clive Alphonso
  12. Death of Glory
  13. Koka Kola
  14. The Card Cheat
  15. Lover’s Rock
  16. Four Horseman
  17. I’m Not Down
  18. Revolution Rock – Jackie Edwards, Danny Ray
  19. Train in Vain