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On December 20, 1979.

On December 20, 1979, “Hansa” label released (Japan, Canada and Germany) “Quiet Life”, the third Japan studio album. It was recorded in June 1979, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by John Punter, Simon Napier-Bell, David Sylvian, Rob Dean, Richard Barbieri, Mick Karn and Steve Jansen.


  • David Sylvian– lead vocals, guitar
  • Rob Dean– guitar, backing vocals
  • Richard Barbieri– synthesizer, keyboards
  • Mick Karn– bass, saxophone, flute, backing vocals
  • Steve Jansen– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Ann Odell – orchestralarrangements
  • Martyn Ford– orchestral conduction
  • John Punter – engineering
  • Colin Fairley – engineering
  • Keith Bessey – engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by David Sylvian, except where noted.

  1. Quiet Life
  2. Fall in Love With Me
  3. Despair
  4. In Vogue
  5. Halloween
  6. All Tomorrow’s Parties – Lou Reed
  7. Alien
  8. The Other Side of Life


On December 3, 1983.

On December 3, 1983, “RCA” label released “The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome”,  the eleventh Slade studio album.It was recorded in 1983, at “Portland Studios” and  “Rak Studios”, and was produced by Jim Lea and John Punter. All tracks written by Noddy Holder and Jim Lea.


  • Dave Hill- lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Noddy Holder- lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Jim Lea- bass, keyboards, guitars, backing vocals, lead vocal
  • Don Powell- drums, percussion, gongs
  • Andy Dummit– saxophone
  • Pete Drummond– announcements
  • Andy Miller, Dave Garland, Mike Nocito, Pete Schwier – engineers
  • Andrew Christian – art direction
  • Shoot That Tiger! – design
  • John Shaw – photography
  • Phil Davis – set designer

Track listing:

All tracks by Noddy Holder and Jim Lea.

  1. Slam the Hammer Down
  2. In the Doghouse
  3. Run Runaway
  4. High and Dry
  5. My Oh My
  6. Cocky Rock Boys (Rule O.K.)
  7. Ready to Explode
  8. (And Now the Waltz) C’est La Vie
  9. Cheap ‘n’ Nasty Luv
  10. Razzle Dazzle Man

In October 1968.

In October 1969, “Deram” label released “The Battle of North West Six”, the second Keef Hartley Band album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Neil Slaven.


  • Keef Hartley– drums, percussion
  • Miller Anderson– vocals, guitars
  • Henry Lowther– trumpet, flugelhorn, violin, brass arrangements
  • Jim Jewell, Chris Mercer– tenor saxophone
  • Gary Thain– bass guitar
  • “Spit James” (Ian Cruickshank) – guitar
  • Mick Weaver– organ, piano, percussion
  • Mike Davis – trumpet
  • Harry Beckett– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Lyn Dobson– tenor saxophone, flute
  • Barbara Thompson– baritone saxophone, flute
  • Ray Warleigh– flute
  • Mick Taylor– guitar
  • Derek Varnals – recording engineer
  • Adrian Martins, John Punter– assistant engineer
  • Art Wood– artwork
  • Richard Sacks – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Dansette Kid / Hartley Jam for Bread – Fiona Hewitson, Spit James, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  2. Don’t Give Up – Fiona Hewitson, Spit James, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  3. Me and My Woman – Gene Barge
  4. Hickory – Fiona Hewitson, Spit James, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  5. Don’t Be Afraid – Fiona Hewitson, Spit James, Keef Hartley, Peter Dines, Gary Thain
  6. Not Foolish, Not Wise – Fiona Hewitson, Spit James, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  7. Waiting Around – Fiona Hewitson, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  8. Tadpole – Fiona Hewitson, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  9. Poor Mabel (You’re Just Like Me) – Fiona Hewitson, Spit James, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  10. Believe In You – Fiona Hewitson, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain

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.


  • 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

On July 5, 1974.

On July 5, 1974, “island” label released “Another Time, Another Place”, the second Bryan Ferry studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Island Studios”, “Ramport Studios” and “AIR studios” in London, and was produced by  Bryan Ferry and John Punter.


  • Bryan Ferry – lead vocal, harmonica, organ, cover concept
  • Henry Lowther– trumpet
  • Chris Mercer – tenor saxophone
  • David O’List– guitar
  • Ruan O’Lochlainn – alto saxophone
  • John Porter– guitar
  • Chris Pyne– trombone
  • John Wetton– bass guitar, fiddle
  • Tony Carr, Tony Charles, Bruce Rowland– drums
  • Paul Cosh, Martin Drover– trumpet
  • Jeff Daly, Bob Efford, Ronnie Ross– saxophone
  • Malcolm Griffiths – trombone
  • Jimmy Hastings– flute
  • Morris Pert– percussion
  • John Punter– bass guitar
  • Peter Robinson – keyboards
  • Bruce Rowland– drums
  • Mark Warner – guitar
  • Chorus: Vicki Brown, Helen Chappelle, Barry St. John, Liza Strike
  • Strings arranged by Ann Odell
  • Brass arranged by Martyn Ford
  • Engineer: John Punter
  • Assistant engineers: Rhett Davies, Mark Dodson, Gary Edwards, Sean Milligan
  • Photography: Eric Boman
  • Design: Nicholas de Ville
  • Artwork: Bob Bowkett
  • Fashion: Antony Price

Track listing:

  1. The ‘In’ Crowd – Billy Page
  2. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes – Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach
  3. Walk a Mile in My Shoes – Joe South
  4. Funny How Time Slips Away – Willie Nelson
  5. You Are My Sunshine – Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell
  6. (What a) Wonderful World – Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert, Lou Adler
  7. It Ain’t Me Babe – Bob Dylan
  8. Fingerpoppin’ – Ike Turner
  9. Help Me Make It Through the Nigh – Ike Turner
  10. Another Time, Another Place – Brian Ferry

In April 1974.

In April 1974, “Chrysalis” released “Exotic Birds and Fruit”, the seventh Procol Harum album. It was recorded 1973-1974, and was produced by Chris Thomas. The cover painting was by the Slovak artist Jakob Bogdani.


  • Gary Brooker– vocals, piano
  • Mick Grabham– guitar
  • BJ Cole– pedal steel guitar
  • Chris Copping– organ
  • Alan Cartwright– bass guitar
  • J. Wilson– drums
  • Engineer: John Punter

Track listing:

All music by Gary Brooker, all lyrics by Keith Reid.

  1. Nothing but the Truth
  2. Beyond the Pale
  3. As Strong as Samson
  4. The Idol
  5. The Thin End of the Wedge
  6. Monsieur R. Monde
  7. Fresh Fruit
  8. Butterfly Boys
  9. New Lamps for Old

In April 1972.

In April 1972, “Columbia” label released “A Possible Projection of the Future / Childhood’s End”, the fifth Al Kooper album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Al Kooper.


  • Al Kooper: acousticand electric pianos, organ, guitars, ARP, VCS3 and Moog synthesizers, Mellotron, tambourine, sitar, vocals
  • Harvey Brooks: electric bass
  • Herbie Flowers: electric bass
  • Barry Morgan: drums
  • Alan Parker: acoustic guitar
  • Claudia Lennear, Linda Lewis, Michael Gately, Robert John: backing vocals
  • Bobby West: electric bass
  • Paul Humphrey: drums
  • Bobbye Hall Porter: percussion
  • Clydie King, Venetta Fields, Oma Drake, Edna Wright: backing vocals
  • John Punter- spoken introduction, engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Kooper; except where noted

  1. A Possible Projection of the Future
  2. The Man in Me – Bob Dylan
  3. Fly On
  4. Please Tell Me Why – Guilly Bright, Jimmy Cliff
  5. The Monkey Time – Curtis Mayfield
  6. Let Your Love Shine
  7. Swept for You Baby – Smokey Robinson
  8. Bended Knees (Please Don’t Leave Me Now)
  9. Love Trap
  10. Childhood’s End