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In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Harvest” label released “Whatevershebringswesing”, the third Kevin Ayers album. It was recorded March – August 1971, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Kevin Ayers and Andrew King.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers– vocals, guitar, bass
  • David Bedford– keyboards, orchestral arrangements
  • Mike Oldfield– bass, guitar
  • Dave Dufort– drums
  • William Murray– percussion
  • Tony Carr – drums
  • Robert Wyatt– harmony vocals
  • Didier Malherbe– saxophone, flute
  • Gerry Fields – violin
  • Johnny Van Derek – violin
  • Bruce Malamut – flugelhorns, incidental brass, assistant engineer
  • Peter Mews, John Barrett – engineer
  • Adrian Boot – design
  • Adrian Lyne – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Ayers except where noted.

  1. There is Loving/Among Us/There is Loving – “Among Us” – David Bedford
  2. Margaret
  3. Oh My
  4. Song from the Bottom of a Well
  5. Whatevershebringswesing
  6. Stranger in Blue Suede Shoes
  7. Champagne Cowboy Blues – Mike Oldfield
  8. Lullaby

 

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In November 1969.

In November 1969, “Harvest” label released “Joy of a Toy”, the debut Kevin Ayers solo album. It was recorded June – September 1969, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Kevin Ayers and Peter Jenner.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers– guitars, bass, vocals
  • Robert Wyatt– drums
  • David Bedford– piano, mellotron, arranger
  • Mike Ratledge– organ
  • Hugh Hopper– bass
  • Paul Buckmaster– cello
  • Rob Tait – drums
  • Paul Minns – oboe
  • Peter Mews – engineer
  • Laurie Asprey – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Ayers

  1. Joy of a Toy Continued
  2. Town Feeling
  3. The Clarietta Rag
  4. Girl on a Swing
  5. Song for Insane Times
  6. Stop This Train (Again Doing It)
  7. Eleanor’s Cake (Which Ate Her)
  8. The Lady Rachel
  9. Oleh Oleh Bandu Bandong
  10. All This Crazy Gift of Time

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

 

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