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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
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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

 

In March 1975.

In March 1975, “Island” label released “Sweet Deceiver”, the sixth Kevin Ayers studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “The Manor Studio” in Shipton-on-Cherwell, England, and was produced by Kevin Ayers and Ollie Halsall.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers- vocals, fuzz bass, electric and acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars, mandolin
  • Freddie Smith – drums
  • Ollie Halsall- lead, acoustic and bass guitar, mandolin, honk piano, vibes, backing vocals
  • John Altman – clarinet
  • Fuzzy Samuels – bass Guitar
  • Elton John– piano
  • Jacob Magnusson – organ, accordion, piano, Clavinet, vocals
  • Bias Boshell- piano
  • Chili Charles – drums
  • Muscle Shoals Horns– brass
  • The Manor choir – vocals
  • Tony Wright- cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Ayers.

  1. Observations
  2. Guru Banana
  3. City Waltz
  4. Toujours La Voyage
  5. Sweet Deceiver
  6. Diminished But Not Finished
  7. Circular Letter
  8. Once Upon An Ocean
  9. Farewell Again (Another Dawn)

In February 1980.

thats-what-you-get-babe

In February 1980, “Harvest” label released “That’s What You Get Babe”, the ninth Kevin Ayers studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Vineyard Studios”, and was produced by Graham Preskett. “That’s What You Get Babe” was the last Ayers album for “Harvest”.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers- guitar, vocals
  • Mo Foster- bass
  • Liam Genockey- drums
  • Ollie Halsall- guitar
  • Roy Jones – percussion
  • Neil Lancaster – vocals
  • Trevor Murrell – drums
  • Graham Preskett – guitar, violin, keyboards, vocals, banjo, mandolin
  • Clare Torry- vocals
  • Geoff Whitehorn- guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Ayers.

  1. That’s What You Get
  2. Where Do I Go From Here
  3. You Never Outrun Your Heart
  4. Given And Taken
  5. Idiots
  6. Super Salesman
  7. Money, Money, Money
  8. Miss Hanaga
  9. I’m So Tired
  10. Where Do The Stars End

 

In December 1968.

the_soft_machine

In December 1968, “Probe” label released the self titled, debut Soft Machine album. It was recorded April 1968, at “Record Plant Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Chas Chandler and Tom Wilson. It was the first album ever recorded in “Record Plant Studios” and was engineered by the studio co-founder Gary Kellgren.

Personnel:

  • Robert Wyatt – drums, lead vocals
  • Mike Ratledge – Lowrey Holiday De Luxe organ, piano
  • Kevin Ayers – bass, lead vocals , backing vocals, piano
  • Hugh Hopper – bass
  • The Cake – backing vocals
  • Byron Goto, Eli Allman & Henry Epstein – cover art

Track listing

  1. Hope for Happiness – Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge, Brian Hopper
  2. Joy of a Toy – Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge
  3. Hope for Happines (Reprise) – Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge, Brian Hopper
  4. Why Am I So Short? – Mike Ratledge, Kevin Ayers, Hugh Hopper
  5. So Boot If At All – Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge, Robert Wyatt
  6. A Certain Kind – Hugh Hopper
  7. Save yourself – Robert Wyatt
  8. Priscilla – Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge, Robert Wyatt
  9. Lullabye Letter – Kevin Ayers
  10. We Did it Again – Kevin Ayers
  11. Plus Belle qu’une Poubelle – Kevin Ayers
  12. Why Are We Sleeping – Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge, Robert Wyatt
  13. Box 25/4 Ltd. – Mike Ratledge, Hugh Hopper