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In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Sovereign” label released “Ashes Are Burning”, the fourth  Renaissance studio album. It was recorded April – August, at “De Lane Lea Studios” in London, and was produced by Dick Plant, Annie Haslam, John Tout, John Camp and Terence Sullivan.

Personnel:

  • Annie Haslam– lead and backing vocals
  • John Tout – keyboards, backing vocals
  • John Camp – bass, co-lead and backing vocals
  • Terence Sullivan – drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Michael Dunford – acoustic guitar
  • Andy Powell– guitar
  • Richard Hewson– strings arrangements
  • Dick Plant – engineer
  • Richard Goldblatt – assistant engineer
  • Hipgnosis– cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Dunford and Betty Thatcher, except where noted.

  1. Can You Understand?
  2. Let It Grow
  3. On the Frontier – Jim McCarty, Betty Thatcher
  4. Carpet of the Sun
  5. At the Harbour
  6. Ashes Are Burning
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In August 1979.

On August 27, 1979, “Arista” label released “Eve”, the fourth Alan Parsons Project studio album. It was recorded December 1978 – June 1979, at “Super bear Studios” and was produced by Alan Parsons. The cover art was by Hipgnosis.

Personnel:

  • Eric Woolfson; Duncan Mackay – keyboards
  • Alan Parsons; Eric Woolfson – miscellaneous instrumental contributions
  • Chris Rainbow; David Paton – backing vocals
  • David Paton – bass
  • Stuart Elliott – drums, percussion
  • Ian Bairnson – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Orchestra – The Orchestra Of The Munich Chamber Opera
  • The Orchestra of the Munich Chamber Opera care of Eberhard Schoene leader – Sandor Farcas
  • Orchestra Coordinator – Curtis Briggs
  • Trivia Consultants – Shapiro and Steinberg
  • Vocals – Lesley Duncan; David Paton; Chris Rainbow; Clare Torry; Dave Townsend; Lenny Zakatek
  • Engineered by Alan Parsons
  • Mastered by Chris Blair, Wally Traugot
  • Executive production: Eric Woolfson

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.

  1. Lucifer
  2. You Lie Down With Dogs
  3. I’d Rather Be a Man
  4. You Won’t Be There
  5. Winding Me Up
  6. Damned If I Do
  7. Don’t Hold Back
  8. Secret Garden
  9. If I Could Change Your Mind

In July 1976.

In July 1976, “RCA” label released “Year of the Cat”, the seventh Al Stewart studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Alan Parsons. The cover design was by Hipgnosis and illustrator Colin Elgie.

Personnel:

  • Al Stewart – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Peter White- guitar, keyboards
  • John Perry – background vocals
  • Tim Renwick- guitar
  • Andrew Powell- string arrangements
  • Bobby Bruce – violin
  • Marion Driscoll – percussion
  • Stuart Elliott- drums, percussion
  • George Ford – bass
  • Phil Kenzie- alto saxophone
  • Don Lobster – keyboards
  • David Pack- background vocals
  • Tony Rivers- background vocals
  • Graham Smith – harmonica
  • Peter Wood- keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Stewart, except where noted.

  1. Lord Grenville
  2. On the Border
  3. Midas Shadow
  4. Sand in Your Shoes
  5. If it Doesn’t Come Naturally, Leave It
  6. Flying Sorcery
  7. Broadway Hotel
  8. One Stage Before
  9. Year of the Cat – Al Stewart, Peter Wood

In July 1975.

In July 1975, “BTM” label released “Scheherazade and Other Stories”, the sixth Renaissance studio album. It was recorded in May 1975, at “Abbey Road Studios”, and was produced by David Hitchcock, Annie Haslam, Michael Dunford, John Tout, Jon Camp and Terence Sullivan.

Personnel:

  • Annie Haslam– lead and backing vocals
  • Michael Dunford – acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • John Tout – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Jon Camp – bass, bass pedals, lead and backing vocals
  • Terence Sullivan – drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Tony Cox – orchestral arrangements
  • John Kurlander – engineer
  • Patrick Stapley – assistant engineer
  • Hipgnosis- cover design
  • T. (Terry) Penman – keyboards

Track listing:

  1. Trip to the Fair – Michael Dunford, Betty Thatcher, John Tout
  2. The Vultures Fly High – Michael Dunford, Betty Thatcher
  3. Ocean Gypsy – Michael Dunford, Betty Thatcher
  4. Song of Scheherazade
  5. Fanfare – John Tout
  6. The Betrayal – Jon Camp, Michael Dunford, John Tout
  7. The Sultan – Michael Dunford, Betty Thatcher
  8. Love Theme – Jon Camp
  9. The Young Prince and Princess as told by Scheherazade – Michael Dunford, Betty Thatcher
  10. Festival Preparations – Jon Camp, Michael Dunford, John Tout
  11. Fugue for the Sultan – JohnTout
  12. The Festival – Michael Dunford, Betty Thatcher
  13. Finale – Jon Camp, Michael Dunford, John Tout

In July 1975.

In July 1975, “Chrysalis” label released “Force It”, the fourth UFO studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Morgan Studios”, “Wessex Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by Leo Lyons. The cover art was by Hipgnosis.

Personnel:
• Phil Mogg – vocals
• Michael Schenker – guitar
• Pete Way – bass
• Andy Parker – drums
• Chick Churchill – keyboards
• Leo LyonsMike Bobak, Mike Thompson – engineers

Track listing:
All tracks by Michael Schenker and Phil Mogg, except where noted.
1. Let It Roll
2. Shoot Shoot – Michael Schenker, Phil Moog, Pete Way, Andy Parker
3. High Flyer
4. Love Lost Love
5. Out in the Street – Pete Way, Phil Moog
6. Mother Mary – Michael Schenker, Phil Moog, Pete Way, Andy Parker
7. Too Much of Nothing
8. Dance Your Life Away
9. This Kid’s” (including “Between the Walls”, written by Michael Schenker)

 

In June 1978.

In June 1978, “Chrysalis” label released “Obsession”, the seventh UFO studio  album. It was recorded 1977 – 1978 at “C.P. McGregors” in Los Angeles and “West 3rd Carrier Station” in Beverley Hills, with “The Record Plant Mobile”, and was produced by Ron Nevison.

Personnel:

  • Phil Mogg- vocals
  • Michael Schenker- lead guitar, recorder
  • Paul Raymond- rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Pete Way- bass
  • Andy Parker– drums
  • Mike Clink- assistant engineer
  • Alan McMillan – conductor, string arrangements, string conductor
  • Hipgnosis- cover art

Track listing:

  1. Only You Can Rock Me – Pete Way, Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg
  2. Pack It Up (And Go) – Pete Way, Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg
  3. Arbory Hill – Michael Schenker
  4. Ain’t No Baby – Phil Mogg, Paul Raymond
  5. Lookin’ Out for No. 1 – Phil Mogg, Paul Raymond
  6. Hot ‘n’ Ready – Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg
  7. Cherry – Pete Way, Phil Mogg
  8. You Don’t Fool Me – Paul Raymond, Andy Parker, Phil Mogg
  9. Lookin’ Out for No. 1″ (reprise) – Michael Schenker, Paul Raymond
  10. One More for the Rodeo – Pete Way, Phil Mogg
  11. Born to Lose – Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg, Paul Raymond

In May 1977.

In May 1977, “Chrysalis” label released “Lights Out”, the sixth UFO studio album. It was recorded February-March 1977, at “Air Studios” in London and was produced by Ron Nevison. Magazine “Kerrang!” ranked “Lights Out” at number 28 on the list of the “100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Phil Mogg- vocals
  • Michael Schenker- lead guitar
  • Paul Raymond- rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Pete Way- bass
  • Andy Parker– drums
  • Alan McMillan – horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Hipgnosis- cover art

Track listing:

  1. Too Hot to Handle – Pete Way, Phil Moog
  2. Just Another Suicide – Phil Moog
  3. Try Me – Michael Schenker, Phil Moog
  4. Lights Out – Michael Schenker, Andy Parker, Phil Moog, Pete Way
  5. Getting’ Ready – Michael Schenker, Phil Moog
  6. Alone Again Or – Bryan MacLean
  7. Electric Phase – Pete Way, Phil Moog, Michael Schenker
  8. Love to Love – Michael Schenker, Phil Moog