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In November 1973.

In November 1973, “Island” label released “Witness”, the seventh Spooky Tooth studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Olympic Studios” and “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Harrison, Gary Wright, Mick Jones, Chris Stewart and Mike Kellie.

Personnel:

  • Mike Harrison– lead and backing vocals, percussion
  • Gary Wright– keyboards, backing and lead vocals, synthesizer
  • Mick Jones– electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Chris Stewart – bass
  • Mike Kellie– drums, percussion
  • Bryson Graham– drums
  • Brian Humphries – engineer
  • Takeo Komatsuzaki, Chris Welch– liner notes
  • Tom Wilkes– photography, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Wright, except where noted.

  1. Ocean of Power
  2. Wings on My Heart
  3. As Long as the World Keeps Turning
  4. Don’t Ever Stray Away – Chris Stewart, Gary Wright
  5. Things Change
  6. All Sewn Up – Mick Jones, Gary Wright
  7. Dream Me a Mountain
  8. Sunlight of My Mind
  9. Pyramids – Mike Kellie, Gary Wright
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In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Island” label released “The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys”, the fifth Traffic studio album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Steve Winwood. In 1996, the album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Steve Winwood– lead vocals, guitar, piano, organ
  • Jim Capaldi– lead vocals and backing vocals, percussion
  • Chris Wood– saxophone, flute
  • Ric Grech– bass, violin
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Rebop Kwaku Baah– percussion
  • Mike Kellie– drums
  • Brian Humphries – engineer
  • Tony Wright– cover art
  • Richard Polak – photography

Track listing:

  1. Hidden Treasure – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  2. The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  3. Light Up or Leave Me Alone – Jim Capaldi
  4. Rock & Roll Stew – Ric Grech, Jim Gordon
  5. Many a Mile to Freedom – Steve Winwood, Anna Capaldi
  6. Rainmaker – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi

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:

  • Verden Allen– keyboards, vocals
  • Dale “Buffin” Griffin– drums, vocals
  • Ian Hunter– guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Mick Ralphs– guitar, vocals
  • Pete Watts– bass, vocals
  • 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
  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 November 1970.

In November 1970, “Warner Bros” label released “Air Conditioning”, the debut Curved Air studio album. It was recorded in July 1969, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Mark Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Sonja Kristina– lead vocals
  • Darryl Way– violin, backing vocals
  • Francis Monkman– guitars, keyboards
  • Rob Martin – bass
  • Florian Pilkington-Miksa– drums

Track listing:

  1. It Happened Today – Francis Monkman, Sonja Kristina Linwood
  2. Stretch – Darryl Way, Francis Monkman
  3. Screw – Darryl Way, Sonja Kristina Linwood
  4. Blind Man – Darryl Way, Rob Martin
  5. Vivaldi – Darryl Way
  6. Hide and Seek – Darryl Way, Sonja Kristina Linwood
  7. Propositions – Francis Monkman
  8. Rob One – Rob Martin
  9. Situations – Darryl Way, Rob Martin
  10. Vivaldi (With Cannons) – Darryl Way, Francis Monkman

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Island” label released “Inside Out”, the seventh John Martyn album. It was recorded in July 1973, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by John Martyn.

Personnel:

  • John Martyn – vocals, guitar
  • Danny Thompson- bass, double bass
  • Chris Stewart – bass
  • Steve Winwood- bass, keyboards
  • Chris Wood- flute, horns
  • Remi Kabaka- percussion
  • Keshav Sathe – tabla
  • Bobby Keyes– saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by John Martyn, except where noted.

  1. Fine Lines
  2. Eibhli Ghail Chiuin Ni Chearbhail – traditional, arranged by John Martyn
  3. Ain’t No Saint
  4. Outside In
  5. The Glory of Love (Billy Hill)
  6. Look In
  7. Beverley
  8. Make No Mistake
  9. Ways To Cry
  10. So Much in Love With You

 

In September 1976.

In September 1976, “E.G.” label released “Let’s Stick Together”, the third Bryan Ferry album. It was recorded 1973 – 1976, at “AIR” and “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas and Bryan Ferry.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry – vocals, keyboards, harmonica
  • Chris Spedding- guitar
  • Paul Thompson- drums
  • John Wetton- bass
  • Chris Mercer- tenor saxophone
  • Mel Collins- soprano saxophone
  • Martin Drover – trumpet
  • Eddie Jobson- violin, synthesizer
  • Morris Pert- percussion
  • John Gustafson- bass
  • Rick Wills- bass
  • John Porter- bass
  • Phil Manzanera- guitar
  • David O’List- guitar
  • Neil Hubbard- guitar
  • Ann O’Dell – string arrangement
  • Jackie Sullivan, Helen Chappelle, Paddie McHugh, Doreen Chanter, Vicki Brown, Martha Walker – chorus
  • John Punter, Steve Nye– engineers
  • Jon Walls, Nigel Walker – assistant engineers
  • Richard Wallis – photography

Track listing:

  1. Let’s Stick Together – Wilbert Harrison
  2. Casanova – Brian Ferry
  3. Sea Breezed – Brian Ferry
  4. Shame, Shame, Shame – Jimmy Reed
  5. 2HB – Brian Ferry
  6. The Price of Love – Don Everly, Phil Everly
  7. Chance Meeting – Brian Ferry
  8. It’s Only Love – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  9. You Go to My Head – Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie
  10. Re-Make/Re-Model – Brian Ferry
  11. Heart on My Sleeve – Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle

In September 1975.

In September 1975, “Island” label released “Another Green World”, the third Brian Eno studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Brian Eno. In 2012,  “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 429 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

  • Brian Eno- snake guitar, digital guitars, vocals, synthesizer, tapes, organ, piano, Yamaha bass pedals, synthetic and electric percussion, treated rhythm,  castanet guitars, chord piano generator, Hammond organ, synthetic and Peruvian percussion, electric elements and unnatural sounds, choppy organs, spasmodic percussion, club guitars, uncertain piano, Leslie piano
  • Phil Collins– drums, percussion
  • Percy Jones– fretless bass
  • Paul Rudolph– anchor bass, bass, snare drums, assistant castanet guitars, guitars
  • Rod Melvin– rhodes piano
  • John Cale– viola section
  • Robert Fripp– wimshurst guitar, restrained lead guitar, Wimborne guitar
  • Brian Turrington – bass guitar, pianos

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Eno.

  1. Sky Saw
  2. Over Fire Island
  3. Elmo’s Fire
  4. In Dark Trees
  5. The Big Ship
  6. I’ll Come Running
  7. Another Green World
  8. Sombre Reptiles
  9. Little Fishes
  10. Golden Hours
  11. Becalmed
  12. Zawinul/Lava
  13. Everything Merges with the Night
  14. Spirits Drifting