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On March 12, 2012.

On March 12, 2012, “London” label released “Home Again”, the debut  Michael Kiwanuka album. It was recorded in 2011, at “The Steam Rooms” in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, and was produced by Paul Butler.

Personnel:

  • Michel Kiwanuka – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, bass, Fender Rhodes, stomping, clapping
  • Paul Butler – vocals, clapping, clarinet, cowbell, double bass, drums, Fender Rhodes, guiro, kora, piano, Hammond organ, percussion, baritone saxophone, shaker, sitar, tabla, tambourine, timpani, triangle, trumpet, vibraslap, violin, wood block, bells, cabassa, cello, charango
  • Paul Armfield – double bass
  • Peter Randall – bass
  • Brian Olive – guitar
  • Joey Waronker – drums, percussion
  • Gary Plumley – soprano and tenor saxophone, flute, bamboo flute
  • Dan Auerbach – background vocals, mixing
  • Gus Seyffert – background vocals, engineer, mixing
  • Tim Parkin – Fender Rhodes, trumpet
  • John Wood – Hammond organ, piano, mellotron
  • Andy Parkin – violin
  • Jon McMullen – engineer
  • Guy Davie, Robin Schmidt- mastering
  • Gerard Saint, Markus Karlsson – art direction
  • Markus Karlsson – design
  • Benjamin Etridge – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Kiwanuka.

  1. Tell Me a Tale
  2. I’m Getting Ready
  3. I’ll Get Along
  4. Rest
  5. Home Again
  6. Bones
  7. Always Waiting
  8. I Won’t Lie
  9. Any Day Will Do Fine
  10. Worry Walks Beside Me

 

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In November 1971.

In November 1971, “island” label released “Babbacombe Lee”, the seventh Fairport Convention studio album. It was recorded August – September 1971, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by John Wood and Simon Nicol.

  • Simon Nicol– vocals, guitar, dulcimer
  • Dave Mattacks– drums, electric piano, harmonium
  • Dave Swarbrick– vocals, fiddle, mandolin
  • Dave Pegg– vocals, bass, mandolin
  • Trevor Lucas- rhythm guitar
  • Jerry Donahue- lead guitar
  • Sandy Denny– vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Simon Nicol, Dave Mattacks, Dave Swarbrick, Dave Pegg, Trevor Lucas and Jerry Donahue.

The album story is about the life of John “Babbacombe” Lee, murderer who was condemned to death but reprieved after the gallows failed on three occasions to work properly.

The tracks are listed episodically rather than as discrete tracks, reflecting the structure of the narrative.

  1. John’s reflection on his boyhood, his introduction to Miss Keyes and The Glen, his restlessness, and his struggles with his family, finally successful, to join the navy
  2. This was the happiest period in his life. All locked set fair for a career until he was stricken with sickness and invalided out of his chosen niche in life. Reluctantly and unhappily he turned to a number of menial occupations and finally returned to the services of Miss Keyes
  3. Tragedy now strikes hard. The world’s imagination is caught by the brutal senseless[ness] of the apparent criminal who slays his kind old mistress
  4. John was hardly more than a bewildered observer at his own trial, not being allowed to say more than a few words. The tides of fate wash him to the condemned cell where he waits three sad weeks for his last night on earth
  5. When it comes, he cannot sleep, but when he does, a strange, prophetic dream comes to him, and helps him to bear the strain of his next day’s ordeal as scaffold and its crew try in vain three times to take his life

 

 

In November 1975.

In November 1975, “Island” label released “Pour Down Like Silver”, the third Richard and Linda Thompson album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Richard Thompson and John Wood.

Personnel:

  • Richard Thompson- guitar, vocals, mandolin, banjo, Appalachian dulcimer, Hammered dulcimer, harmonium, electric piano
  • Linda Thompson– vocals
  • Timi Donald – drums
  • Pat Donaldson- bass guitar
  • Dave Mattacks– drums
  • Dave Pegg- bass guitar
  • John Kirkpatrick- accordion, concertina
  • Ian Whiteman – flute, shakuhachi
  • Aly Bain- fiddle
  • Nic Jones– fiddle
  • Henry Lowther- trumpet
  • Clare Lowther – cello
  • Jack Brymer- clarinet

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Thompson except where noted.

  1. Streets of Paradise
  2. For Shame of Doing Wrong
  3. The Poor Boy Is Taken Away
  4. Night Comes In
  5. Jet Plane in a Rocking Chair
  6. Beat the Retreat
  7. Hard Luck Stories
  8. Dimming of the Day / Dargai – “Dargai” written by J. Scott, arranged by Richard Thompson

 

In November 1975.

In November 1975, “Island” label released “Helen of Troy”, the sixth John Cale studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Sound Techniques” in  London, and was produced by John Cale.

Personnel:

  • John Cale – vocals, keyboards, guitar, production
  • Chris Spedding– guitar
  • Pat Donaldson– bass guitar
  • Timi Donald, Phil Collins– drums
  • Brian Eno– synthesizer
  • Robert Kirby– string, choir arrangement
  • John Wood– executive production
  • Vic Gamm – mixing engineer
  • Edward Barker – design
  • Keith Morris- photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Cale, except where noted.

  1. My Maria
  2. Helen of Troy
  3. China Sea
  4. Engine
  5. Save Us
  6. Cable Hogue
  7. I Keep a Close Watch
  8. Pablo Picasso – Jonathan Richman
  9. Leaving It Up to You
  10. Baby What You Want Me to Do – Jimmy Reed
  11. Sudden Death

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “A&M” label released “Nine”, the ninth Fairport Convention album. It was recorded July – August 1973, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Trevor Lucas, John Wood, Dave Swarbrick, Jerry Donahue, Dave Pegg and Dave Mattacks.

Personnel:

  • Trevor Lucas – acoustic guitar, lead, chorus and backing vocals
  • Dave Swarbrick – violin, lead verse and backing vocals, viola, mandolin
  • Jerry Donahue – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Dave Pegg – bass, backing vocals, mandolin
  • Dave Mattacks – drums, percussion, bass, harmonium , clavinet

Track listing:

  1. The Hexhamshire Lass – traditional; arranged by Trevor Lucas, Dave Swarbrick, Jerry Donahue, Dave Pegg and Dave Mattacks
  2. Polly on the Shore – music by Dave Pegg, words traditional; arranged by Dave Swarbrick, Trevor Lucas
  3. The Brilliancy Medley/Cherokee Shuffle – traditional
  4. To Althea From Prison – words by Richard Lovelace; music Dave Swarbrick
  5. Tokyo – Jerry Donahue
  6. Bring ‘Em Down – Trevor Lucas
  7. Big William – Trevor Lucas, Dave Swarbrick
  8. Pleasure and Pain – Trevor Lucas, Dave Swarbrick
  9. Possibly Parsons Green – Trevor Lucas, Roche

In September 1972.

In September 1972, “Reprise” label released “Solomon’s Seal”, the sixth Pentangle album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by John Wood.  It was the last album recorded by the original line-up, before the band split in 1973.

Personnel:

  • Terry Cox– drums, percussion, finger cymbals, vocals
  • Bert Jansch– acoustic guitar, dulcimer, harmonica, banjo, vocals
  • Jacqui McShee– vocals
  • John Renbourn– acoustic guitar, electric guitar, sitar, banjo, recorder, vocals
  • Danny Thompson– double bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Terry Cox, Bert Jansch, Jacqui McShee, John Renbourn and Danny Thompson, except where noted.

  1. Sally Free And Easy – Cyril Tawney
  2. The Cherry Tree Carol – traditional, arranged by Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson, Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee
  3. The Snows
  4. High Germany – traditional, arranged by Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson, Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee
  5. People On The Highway
  6. Willy O’ Winsbury – traditional, arranged by Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson, Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee
  7. No Love Is Sorrow
  8. Jump Baby Jump
  9. Lady Of Carlisle – traditional, arranged by Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson, Terry Cox, Jacqui McShee

 

In September 1971.

In September 1971, “Island” label released “The North Star Grassman and the Ravens”, the debut Sandy Denny solo album. It was recorded March – May 1971, at “Sound Techniques” and “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Sandy Denny, Richard Thompson and John Wood.

Personnel:

  • Sandy Denny – lead vocals, acoustic guita, piano
  • Jerry Donahue- electric guitar
  • Richard Thompson- electric guitar, accordion, vocals, acoustic guitar, bass
  • Trevor Lucas- acoustic guitar
  • Buddy Emmons- pedal steel guitar
  • Pat Donaldson- bass
  • Tony Reeves- bass
  • Gerry Conway- drums
  • Roger Powell – drums
  • Ian Whiteman – piano, flute organ
  • Barry Dransfield- violin
  • Royston Wood, Robin Dransfield – backing vocals
  • Harry Robinson- string arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Sandy Denny except where noted

  1. Late November
  2. Blackwaterside – traditional.
  3. The Sea Captain
  4. Down in the Flood – Bob Dylan
  5. John the Gun
  6. Next Time Around
  7. The Optimist
  8. Let’s Jump the Broomstick – Charles Robins
  9. Wretched Wilbur
  10. The North Star Grassman and the Ravens
  11. Crazy Lady Blues