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In October 1970.

In October 1970, “Harvest” label released “Shooting at the Moon”, the second Kevin Ayers album. It was recorded April – September 1970, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Kevin Ayers and Peter Jenner.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers – guitar, bass, vocals
  • David Bedford – organ, piano, accordion, marimbaphone, guitar
  • Lol Coxhill – saxophone, zoblophone
  • Mike Oldfield – bass, guitar and vocal
  • Mick Fincher – drums, percussion, bottles, ashtrays
  • The Whole World Chorus – backing vocals
  • Bridget St. John – vocals
  • Robert Wyatt – vocals
  • Peter Mews – engineer
  • Tom Fu – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Ayers

  1. May I?
  2. Rheinhardt & Geraldine/Colores Para Dolores
  3. Lunatics Lament
  4. Pisser Dans un Violon
  5. The Oyster and the Flying Fish
  6. Underwater
  7. Clarence in Wonderland
  8. Red Green and You Blue
  9. Shooting at the Moon

 

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In June 1986.

In June 1986, “Illuminated” label released “As Close As You Think”, the twelfth Kevin Ayers studio album. It was recorded in 1986 at “Boz Burrell Studio” in London, and was produced by Ollie Halsall and Poli Palmer.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Pat Crumly – flute, saxophone
  • Ollie Halsall – guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Poli Palmer – fairlight programming

Track listing:

  1. Stepping Out – Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall
  2. Fool After Midnight – Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall, Gregmar
  3. Wish I Could Fall – Kevin Ayers
  4. Only Heaven Knows – Kevin Ayers
  5. Too Old To Die Young – Kevin Ayers
  6. The Howlin’ Man – Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall
  7. Never My Baby – Kevin Ayers
  8. Budget Tours (part one) – Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall
  9. Budget Tours (part two) – Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall

In June 1983.

In June 1983, “Charly” label released “Diamond Jack and the Queen of Pain”, the tenth Kevin Ayers album. It was recorded in 1983 in Spain, and was produced by Julián Ruiz.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers- guitar, vocals
  • Ollie Halsall- guitar, backing vocals
  • Zanna Gregmar – backing vocals
  • Carlos Garcia Vaso – guitars, keyboards
  • Joaquin Montoya – keyboards
  • Manolo Aguilar – bass
  • Javier de Juan – drums, percussion

Track listing.

All tracks by Kevin Ayers; except where noted.

  1. Madame Butterfly
  2. Lay Lady Lay – Bob Dylan
  3. Who’s Still Crazy
  4. You Keep Me Hangin’ on – J. Cale
  5. You Are a Big Girl
  6. Steppin’ Out – Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall
  7. My Speeding Heart
  8. Howling Man
  9. Give a Little Bit
  10. Champagne and Valium

In June 1976.

In June 1976, “Harvest” label released “Yes We Have No Mañanas (So Get Your Mañanas Today)”, the seventh Kevin Ayers studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Basing Street Studios” in London, and was produced by Muff Winwood.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers- guitar, vocals
  • Billy Livsey– keyboards
  • Charlie McCracken – bass
  • J. Cole- steel guitar
  • Tony Newman- drums
  • Roger Pope – drums
  • Rick Wills- bass
  • Zoot Money- keyboards
  • Andy Roberts – guitar,
  • Nick Rowley – keyboards
  • Ollie Halsall– guitar
  • Rob Townsend- drums, percussion
  • Roger Saunders – guitar
  • Mickey Feat – bass
  • Pip Williams, David Bedford- arranger

Track listing:

  1. Star– Kevin Ayers
  2. Mr Cool – Kevin Ayers
  3. The Owl – Kevin Ayers
  4. Love’s Gonna Turn You Round – Kevin Ayers
  5. Falling In Love Again- Connelly , Hollander
  6. Help Me – Kevin Ayers
  7. Ballad Of Mr Snake – Kevin Ayers
  8. Everyone Knows The Song– Kevin Ayers
  9. Yes I Do – Kevin Ayers
  10. Blue – Kevin Ayers

In May 1973.

In May 1973, “Harvest” label released “Bananamour”, the fourth Kevin Ayers studio album. It was recorded September-October 1972, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Kevin Ayers and Andrew King.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers- guitar, vocals
  • Archie Legget – bass, harmony and lead vocals
  • Eddie Sparrow – drums
  • Steve Hillage- leead guitar
  • Mike Ratledge- organ
  • Robert Wyatt- harmony vocal
  • David Bedford- orchestral arrangement
  • Howie Casey- tenor saxophone
  • Dave Caswell – trumpet
  • Tristan Fry- cymbal
  • Lyle Jenkins – baritone saxophone
  • Ronnie Price – piano
  • Barry St. John- vocals
  • Liza Strike – vocals
  • Doris Troy- vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Ayers

  1. Don’t Let It Get You Down (For Rachel)
  2. Shouting in a Bucket Blues
  3. When Your Parents Go to Sleep
  4. Interview
  5. Internotional Anthem
  6. Decadence
  7. Oh! Wot A Dream
  8. Hymn
  9. Beware of the Dog

 

In April 1978.

In April 1978, “Harvest” label released “Rainbow Takeaway”, the eighth Kevin Ayers studio album. It was recorded in1978;at  “Workshop Studio”, and was produced by Kevin Ayers and Anthony Moore.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers- guitar, vocals
  • Ollie Halsall- guitar
  • Billy Livsey- keyboards
  • Rob Townsend- drums
  • Charles McCracken – bass, guitar
  • Anthony Moore- keyboards
  • Graham Preskett – violin
  • Barry DeSouza – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Ayers.

  1. Blaming It All on Love
  2. Ballad of a Salesman Who Sold Himself
  3. A View from the Mountain
  4. Rainbow Takeaway
  5. Waltz for You
  6. Beware of the Dog II
  7. Strange Song
  8. Goodnight Goodnight
  9. Hat Song

In March 1984.

In March 1984, “Blau” label released “Deià…Vu”, the eleventh Kevin Ayers studio album. It was recorded in December 1980, at “Maller Studios” in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and was produced by Kevin Ayers and Joan Bibiloni.

Track listing:

  • Kevin Ayers- lead vocals, guitar
  • Joan Bibiloni – guitars
  • Ollie Halsall- bass, guitar
  • Daniel Lagarde – bass
  • Quique Villafania – drums
  • Miguel Figuerola – drums
  • Zanna Gregmar – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Jorge Pardo – saxophone
  • Linda Novit – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Ayers, except where noted.

  1. Champagne and Valium
  2. Thank God for a Sense of Humor
  3. Take It Easy
  4. Stop Playing with My Heart (You Are a Big Girl)
  5. My Speeding Heart
  6. Lay Lady Lay – Bob Dylan
  7. Stop Playing With My Heart II
  8. Be Aware of the Dog