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In December 1973.

In December 1973, “Epic” label released “Essence to Essence”, the eleventh Donovan studio album. It was recorded September – October 1973, at “Morgan Studios”, and was produced by Donovan Leitch and Andrew Loog Oldham.


  • Donovan – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Henry McCullough, Danny Kortchmar, Doug Schlink, Neil Hubbard, Peter Frampton- electric guitar
  • Alan Spenner, Carl Radle, Leland Sklar, Paul Ossola – bass
  • Danny Thompson- double bass
  • Carole King, Craig Doerge, Jean Roussel, Nicky Hopkins- piano
  • Nicky Hopkins – electric piano
  • Bobby Whitlock- organ
  • Bruce Rowland, Denny Seiwell, Jim Gordon, Russell Kunkel- drums
  • Ray Cooper- percussion
  • Tom Scott- woodwind
  • Jack Emblow – accordion
  • Chris Nicholls – bass flute
  • Simon Jeffes- koto
  • The Scratch Band – background vocals
  • Andrew Powell, Del Newman, Nicky Harrison – strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch.

  1. Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
  2. Lazy Daze
  3. Life Goes On
  4. There is an Ocean
  5. Dignity of Man
  6. Yellow Star
  7. Divine Daze of Deathless Delight
  8. Boy for Every Girl
  9. Saint Valentine’s Angel
  10. Life is a Merry-Go-Round
  11. Sailing Homeward

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Virgin” label released “Marjory Razorblade”, the fifth Kevin Coyne album. It was recorded in 1973, at “The Manor” and “Saturn Studios” and was produced by Steve Verroca. The album cover was designed by Barney Bubbles.


  • Kevin Coyne – vocals, guitar
  • Gordon Smith – guitar, mandolin
  • Jean Roussel- piano
  • Tony Cousins – bass, bass tuba
  • Chili Charles – drums, congas
  • Steve Verroca – acoustic case and piano
  • Malcom Healey – synthesizer
  • Dave Clague – guitar
  • Ed DeGenaro – guitar
  • Tom Newman, Simon Heyworth, Phil Newell – engineers
  • Phil Franks – photography

All tracks by Kevin Coyne except where noted.

  1. Marjory Razorblade
  2. Marlene
  3. Talking to No One
  4. Eastbourne Ladies
  5. Old Soldier
  6. I Want My Crown – traditional
  7. Nasty
  8. Lonesome Valley – P. Carter
  9. House on the Hill
  10. Cheat Me
  11. Jackie and Edna
  12. Everybody Says
  13. Mummy
  14. Heaven in My View – P. Carter
  15. Karate King
  16. Dog Latin
  17. This Is Spain
  18. Chairman’s Ball
  19. Good Boy
  20. Chicken Wing

In April 1977.

In April 1977, “Island” label released “Izitso”, the tenth Cat Stevens studio album. It was recorded September 1976 – March 1977, at “Muscle Shoals Sound Studio” in Sheffield, Alabama;“Sound 80 Studios” in Minneapolis; “Ardent Studios” in  Memphis, Tennessee; “Le Studio”, “Morin Heights” in Quebec, Canada;  “Sweet Silence Studios” in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was produced by Cat Stevens
and David Kershenbaum.


  • Cat Stevens– electric and acoustic guitars, steel guitar, guitar synthesizer, bouzouki, keyboards, piano, celesta, harpsichord, Wurlitzer electric piano, Fender Rhodes, Polymoog, Moog synthesizer, Minimoog, ARP String Synthesizer, ARP 2600, Yamaha CS-80, Yamaha GX-1, Yamaha  EA5R  electronic organ, music sequencer,[5] drums, percussion, harmonica,  brass,  arrangements, vocals, programming, illustrations, cover design
  • Jean Roussel– Hammond organ, piano, organ, synthesizer, ARP String Synthesizer, Yamaha CS-80, keyboards, flute, glockenspiel, vibraphone, string instruments, brass instruments, arrangements
  • David Campbell– string and brass arrangements
  • Chick Corea– electric piano, keyboards
  • Barry Beckett– piano, electric piano, organ, keyboards
  • Tim Henson– acoustic piano, piano, organ, keyboards
  • Little Brother Montgomery– ARP 2600
  • Broderick Smith– harmonica
  • Marjorie Lagerwall– harp
  • Ray Gomez– guitar
  • Pete Carr– electric and acoustic guitar, steel guitar, ovation guitar, Epiphone Casino, guitar synthesizer, bouzouki
  • Jim Johnson– rhythm guitar
  • Weldon Myrick– steel guitar
  • Reggie Young– electric guitar
  • Bruce Lynch– double bass, electbass, bass synthesizer
  • David Hood– double bass, bass, bass synthesizer
  • Andy Newmark– drums, percussion
  • Bill Berg– drums, percussion
  • Barry Morgan– drums, percussion
  • Roger Hawkins– drums, percussion
  • Elkie Brooks– vocals on
  • Suzanne Lynch– backing vocals
  • Carla Benson– backing vocals
  • Evette Benton– backing vocals
  • Barbara Ingram– backing vocals
  • Gene Page– string instruments, brass instruments, arrangements
  • Engineers – Harvey Goldberg, Mike Stavros, Ian Boughey, Nigel Walker, Flemming Rasmussen, Tom Jung, Paul Martinson, Nick Blagona, Mike Ross, Freddy Hansson, Steve Brandon, Jerry Masters, Gene Eichelberger, Dee Robb, John Kelly, Ken Frieson
  • Mastering – Ted Jensen, Bernie Grundman
  • Mixing – Claude Dupras
  • Design – Mathieu Bitton
  • Programming – Cat Stevens, Claude Dupras
  • Supervisor – Bill Levenson
  • Cover Designs – Eckford Stimpson
  • Photography – Moshe Brakha
  • Coordinator – Beth Stempel

Track listing:

All tracks by Cat Stevens, except where noted.

  1. (Remember the Days of the) Old Schoolyard
  2. Life
  3. Killin’ Time
  4. Kypros
  5. Bonfire
  6. (I Never Wanted) To Be a Star
  7. Crazy
  8. Sweet Jamaica
  9. Was Dog a Doughnut?- Cat Stevens, Bruce Lynch, Jean Roussel
  10. Child for a Day – Paul Travis, David Gordon

On November 30, 1975.


On November 30, 1975, “Island” label released “Numbers”, the ninth Cat Stevens studio album. It was recorded in October 1975, at “Le Studio Morin Heights” in Quebec, Canada, and was produced by Cat Stevens.


  • Cat Stevens– acoustic guitar, electric guitar, twelve string guitar, piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, ARP 2600, ARP 2500, vocals
  • Jean Roussel– piano, Yamaha organ, Wurlitzer electric piano, synthesizer, harpsichord, Hammond organ, string synthesizer, vocals, vibraphone
  • Alun Davies– acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Gerry Conway– drums, vocals
  • Bruce Lynch– bass, double bass
  • Simon Nicol– acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12-string electric guitar
  • Chico Batera – congas, wind chimes, ganza, triangle, waterphone
  • Gordie Fleming – accordion
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Magic Children of Ottawa – vocals
  • Barbara Massey – vocals
  • Carl Hall – vocals
  • Tasha Thomas – vocals
  • Art Garfunkel– vocals
  • Lewis Furey – vocals
  • Melba Joyce – vocals
  • Carmen Twillie – vocals
  • Brenda Russell – vocals
  • Vennette Gloud – vocals
  • Suzanne Lynch– vocals
  • Anna Peacock – vocals
  • Vincent Beck – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Cat Stevens.

  1. Whistlestar
  2. Novim’s Nightmare
  3. Majik of Majiks
  4. Drywood
  5. Banapple Gas
  6. Land o’ Freelove & Goodbye
  7. Jzero
  8. Home
  9. Monad’s Anthem


On November 8, 1974.


On November 8, 1974, “Vertigo” label released “Nightlife”, the fourth Thin Lizzy studio album. It was recorded April – October 1974, and was produced by Ron Nevison and Phil Lynott. The album cover was designed by Jim Fitzpatrick.


  • Phil Lynott– bass guitar, vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Scott Gorham– guitar
  • Brian Robertson– guitar, backing vocals
  • Brian Downey– drums, percussion
  • Frankie Miller– joint lead vocals
  • Gary Moore– lead guitar
  • Jean Roussel– keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Phil Lynott, except where noted.

  1. She Knows – Scott Gorham, Phil Lynott
  2. Night Life
  3. It’s Only Money
  4. Still in Love with You
  5. Frankie Carroll
  6. Showdown
  7. Banshee
  8. Philomena
  9. Sha La La – Brian Downey, Phil Lynott
  10. Dear Heart

On October 2, 1981.


On October 2, 1981, “A&M” label released “Ghost in the Machine” the fourth Police studio album. It was recorded January – September 1981, at “AIR Studios” in Montserrat and “Le Studio” in Quebec, and was produced by The Police and Hugh Padgham. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Ghost in the Machine” at number 323 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album’s cover was ranked at No. 45 in “VH1’s” list of the “50 Greatest Album Covers”. The graphic was designed by Mick Haggerty.


  • Sting– bass guitar, lead and backing vocals, double bass, keyboards, saxophone
  • Andy Summers– guitars, backing vocals, guitar synth, keyboards
  • Stewart Copeland– drums, backing vocals, percussion, keyboards
  • Jean Roussel– piano
  • Hugh Padgham– engineering
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Dave Collins, Bob Ludwig– remastering
  • Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff, Mick Haggerty, Vartan – art direction
  • Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff, Mick Haggerty – design
  • Duane Michals– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Sting, except where noted

  1. Spirits in the Material World
  2. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  3. Invisible Sun
  4. Hungry for You (J’aurais toujours faim de toi)
  5. Demolition Man
  6. Too Much Information
  7. Rehumanize Yourself – Sting, Stewart Copeland
  8. One World (Not Three)
  9. Ωmegaman – Andy Summers
  10. Secret Journey
  11. Darkness – Stewart Copeland



On September 27, 1972.


On September 27, 1972, “Island” label released “Catch Bull at Four”, the sixth Cat Stevens studio album. It was recorded in May 1972, at “The Manor Studio” in Oxfordshire; “Château d’Hérouville” in Hérouville, France; “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Paul Samwell-Smith. The album was certified Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.


  • Cat Stevens– lead and backing vocals, piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, minimoog, Böhm Diamond organ, Spanish guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric mandolin, RMI Electra piano, synthesizer, penny whistle, drums, percussion
  • Alun Davies– acoustic guitar, Spanish guitar, backing vocals
  • Alan James – bass,backing vocals
  • Jean Roussel– piano, Hammond organ
  • Gerry Conway– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Andreas Toumazis –bouzouki
  • S. Choir – backing vocals
  • Linda Lewis– backing vocals
  • Lauren Cooper – backing vocals
  • Del Newman –string arrangements
  • Jeremy Taylor– Spanish guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Cat Stevens except where noted.

  1. Sitting
  2. Boy with a Moon & Star on His Head
  3. Angelsea
  4. Silent Sunlight
  5. Can’t Keep It In
  6. 18th Avenue (Kansas City Nightmare)
  7. Freezing Steel
  8. O Caritas – Andreas Toumazis,Jeremy Taylor, Cat Stevens
  9. Sweet Scarlet
  10. Ruins