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On June 13, 1970.

On June 13, 1970, “Vertigo” label released “…Very ‘Eavy …Very ‘Umble”, the debut Uriah Heep album. It was recorded July 1969 – April 1970, at “Lansdowne Studios” in London and was produced by Gerry Bron.

Personnel:

  • David Byron – lead vocals
  • Ken Hensley – piano, organ, mellotron, backing vocals
  • Mick Box – lead and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Paul Newton – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Alex Napier – drums
  • Nigel Olsson – drums
  • Keith Baker – drums
  • Colin Wood – keyboards and backing vocals
  • Peter Gallen – engineer, mixing
  • Peter Olliff – mixing

Track listing:

  1. Gypsy – Mick Box, David Byron
  2. Walking in Your Shadow – David Byron, Paul Newton
  3. Come Away Melinda – Fred Hellerman, Fran Minkoff
  4. Lucy Blues – Mick Box, David Byron
  5. Dreammare – Paul Newton
  6. Real Turned On – Mick Box, David Byron, Paul Newton
  7. I’ll Keep on Trying – Mick Box, David Byron
  8. Wake Up (Set Your Sights) – Mick Box, David Byron

On January 3, 1971.

On January 3, 1971, “Vertigo” label released “Salisbury”, the second Uriah Heep studio album. It was recorded October – November 1970, at “Lansdowne Studios” in London, and was produced by Gert Bron.

Personnel:

  • David Byron – lead vocals
  • Ken Hensley – vocals, slide and acoustic guitars, organ, piano, harpsichord, vibraphone
  • Mick Box – vocals, lead and acoustic guitar
  • Paul Newton – vocals, bass guitar
  • Keith Baker – drums
  • John Fiddy – brass and woodwind arrangements
  • Peter Gallen – engineer, mixing
  • Tom Coyne – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Bird of Prey – Mick Box, David Byron, Ken Hensely, Paul Newton
  2. The Park – Ken Hensley
  3. Time to Live – Mick Box, David Byron, Ken Hensley
  4. Lady in Black – Ken Hensley
  5. High Priestess – Ken Hensley
  6. Salisbury – Mick Box, David Byron, Ken Hensley

On October 25, 1999.

On October 25, 1999, “Virgin” label released “As Time Goes By”, the tenth Bryan Ferry album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Lansdowne Studios” in London, and was produced by Bryan Ferry and Rhett Davies.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry – lead vocals, synthesizer, arrangements, art direction
  • Phil Manzanera– guitar
  • Alan Barnes- clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Nicholas Bucknail – clarinet
  • Wilfred Gibson – violin
  • Bob Hunt – trombone
  • Chris Laurence – bass guitar
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Anthony Pleeth – cello
  • Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • John Sutton – drums
  • Enrico Tomasso – trumpet
  • Hugh Webb – harp
  • Gavyn Wright– violin
  • Peter Lale – viola
  • Boguslaw Kostecki – violin
  • Jose Libertella – bandoneon
  • Luis Stazo – bandoneon
  • Paul Clarvis – drums
  • Philip Dukes – viola
  • Colin Good – piano, musical director, arrangements
  • Anthony Pike – clarinet
  • Jim Tomlinson – clarinet, alto saxophone
  • Richard Jeffries – bass guitar
  • Malcolm Earle Smith – trombone
  • Abraham Leborovich – violin
  • Robert Fowler – clarinet
  • Martin Wheatley – banjo
  • Timothy Lines – clarinet
  • David White – clarinet
  • Nils Solberg – guitar
  • David Woodcock – violin
  • Cynthia Millar – ondes Martenot
  • James Sanger – programming
  • Mark Tucker – engineer
  • Steve Pelluet – assistant engineer
  • Chris Dibble, Sven Taits – additional engineering
  • Robin Trower- associate producer
  • Nick de Ville – art direction
  • Bogdan Zarkowski – artwork
  • Mike Owen – photography

Track listing:

  1. As Time Goes By – Herman Hupfeld
  2. The Way You Look Tonight – Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields
  3. Easy Living – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin
  4. I’m in the Mood for Love – Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
  5. Where or When – Rodgers and Hart
  6. When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful – Harry Woods
  7. Sweet and Lovely – Charles Daniels, Gus Arnheim, Harry Tobias
  8. Miss Otis Regrets – Cole Porter
  9. Time on My Hands – Vincent Youmans, Harold Adamson, Mack Gordon
  10. Lover, Come Back to Me – Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein
  11. Falling in Love Again – Friedrich Hollaender, Sammy Lerner
  12. Love Me or Leave Me – Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
  13. You Do Something to Me – Cole Porter
  14. Just One of Those Things – Cole Porter
  15. September Song – Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson

 

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Bronze” label released “The Magician’s Birthday”, the fifth Uriah Heep studio album. It was recorded September – October 1972, at “Lansdowne Studios” in London, and was produced by Gerry Bron. The album cover design was by Roger Dean.

Personnel:

  • David Byron– lead vocals
  • Mick Box– guitars
  • Ken Hensley– keyboards, guitars, moog synthesizer
  • Gary Thain– bass guitar
  • Lee Kerslake– drums, percussion
  • Brian Cole– pedal steel guitar
  • Peter Gallen – engineer
  • Ashley Howe – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Ken Hensley except where noted.

  1. Sunrise
  2. Spider Woman – Mick Box, David Byron, Lee Kerslake, Gary Thain
  3. Blind Eye
  4. Echoes in the Dark
  5. Rain
  6. Sweet Lorraine
  7. Tales
  8. The Magician’s Birthday

In June 1975.

In June 1975, “Bronze” label released “Return to Fantasy”, the eighth Uriah Heep studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Lansdowne Studios” and “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Gerry Bron.

Personnel:

  • David Byron – lead vocals
  • Mick Box – guitar
  • Ken Hensley – vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, guitars
  • John Wetton – vocals, bass guitar, mellotron
  • Lee Kerslake – vocals, drums, percussion

Track listing

All tracks by Mick Box, David Byron, Ken Hensley and Lee Kerslake, except where noted.

  1. Return to Fantasy – David Byron, Ken Hensley
  2. Shady Lady
  3. Devil’s Daughter
  4. Beautiful Dream
  5. Prima Donna
  6. Your Turn to Remember – Ken Hensley
  7. Showdown
  8. Why Did You Go
  9. A Year or a Day – Ken Hensley

In March 1979.

In March 1979, “Arista” label released “Squeezing out Sparks” the fourth Graham Parker and the Rumour album. It was recorded 1977-1978, at “Lansdowne Studios” in London, and was produced by Jack Nitzsche. “Squeezing out Sparks” was voted album of the year in the 1979 “Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics Poll”. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 334 on list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Personnel:

  • Graham Parker– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Brinsley Schwarz– guitar, backing vocals
  • Martin Belmont– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Bob Andrews– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Andrew Bodnar– bass
  • Steve Goulding– drums, backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Graham Parker.

  1. Discovering Japan
  2. Local Girls
  3. Nobody Hurts You
  4. You Can’t Be Too Strong
  5. Passion Is No Ordinary Word
  6. Saturday Nite Is Dead
  7. Love Gets You Twisted
  8. Protection
  9. Waiting for the UFO’s
  10. Don’t Get Excited

In December 1970.

colosseum_daughter-of-time

In December 1970, “Vertigo” label released “Daughter of Time”, the fourth  Colosseum album. It was recorded in 1970, at “Lansdowne Studios” in London, except “The Time Machine”, recorded at Royal Albert Hall, July 2, 1970, and was produced by Gerry Bron.

Personnel:

  • Mark Clarke- bass guitar
  • Dave “Clem” Clempson- guitar, lead vocal
  • Chris Farlowe- lead vocals
  • Louis Cennamo- bass guitar
  • Dave Greenslade- organ, piano, vibes, backing vocals
  • Dick Heckstall-Smith- soprano and tenor saxophones, spoken word
  • Jon Hiseman- drums, percussion
  • Tony Reeves- bass guitar
  • Barbara Thompson- flute; alto, soprano, tenor, and baritone saxophones; backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Three Score and Ten, Amen – Clem Clempson, Dave Greenslade, Jon Hiseman
  2. Time Lament – Dave Greenslade
  3. Take Me Back to Doomsday – Clem Clempson, Dave Greenslade, Jon Hiseman, Dick Heckstall-Smith
  4. The Daughter of Time – Barry Dennen, Dave Greenslade, Dick Heckstall-Smith
  5. Theme for an Imaginary Western – Pete Brown, Jack Bruce
  6. Bring Out Your Dead – Clem Clempson, Dave Greenslade
  7. Downhill and Shadows – Clem Clempson, Jon Hiseman, Tony Reeves
  8. The Time Machine – Jon Hiseman

On July 6, 1971.

High Time

On July 6, 1971, “Atlantic” label released “High Time”, the second MC5 studio album. It was recorded September–October 1970,  at “Artie Fields Studios” in Detroit, ”Lansdowne Studios” and “Pye Studios” in London, and was produced by Fred Smith, Wayne Kramer, Dennis Thompson, Rob Tyner and Geoffrey Haslam.

Personnel:

  • Fred “Sonic” Smith – vocals, guitar, harmonica, organ, sandpaper
  • Michael Davis – vocals, bass
  • Wayne Kramer– vocals, guitar, piano
  • Dennis Thompson – vocals, drums, tambourine, tamboes, acme scraper, percussion
  • Rob Tyner– vocals, harmonica, maracas, rockas, castanets, congas
  • Pete Kelly – piano
  • Skip Knapp – organ
  • Butch O’Brien – bass drum
  • Bob Seger– percussion
  • Dave Heller – percussion
  • Kinki Lepew – percussion
  • Dave Morgan – percussion
  • Scott Morgan– percussion
  • Ellis Dee – percussion
  • Bobby Wayne Derminer – wizzer
  • Marlene Driscoll – vocals
  • Joanne Hill – vocals
  • Brenda Knight – vocals
  • Charles Moore – vocals, flugelhorn
  • Leon Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Rick Ferretti – trumpet
  • Dan Bullock – trombone
  • Larry Horton – trombone
  • David Oversteak – tuba

Track listing:

  1. Sister Anne – Fred “Sonic” Smith
  2. Baby Won’t Ya – Fred “Sonic” Smith
  3. Miss X – Wayne Kramer
  4. Gotta Keep Movin’ – Dennis Thompson
  5. Future Now – Rob Tyner
  6. Poison – Wayne Kramer
  7. Over and Over – Fred “Sonic” Smith
  8. Skunk (Sonicly Speaking) – Fred “Sonic” Smith

On May 19, 1972.

Demons_and_Wizards

On May 19, 1972, “Bronze” label released “Demons and Wizards”, the fourth Uriah Heep album. It was recorded March–April 1972, at “Lansdowne Studios” in London, and was produced by Gerry Bron.

Personnel:

  • David Byron– lead and co-lead vocals
  • Mick Box– lead guitar
  • Ken Hensley– co-lead and backing vocals, keyboards, guitars, percussion
  • Gary Thain– bass
  • Mark Clarke– co-lead vocals, bass
  • Lee Kerslake– drums, percussion, backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Ken Hensley except where noted.

  1. The Wizard – Ken Hensley, Mark Clarke
  2. Traveller in Time – Mick Box, David Byron, Lee Kerslake
  3. Easy Livin’
  4. Poet’s Justice – Mick Box, Ken Hensley, Lee Kerslake
  5. Circle of Hands
  6. Rainbow Demon
  7. All My Life – Mick Box, David Byron, Lee Kerslake
  8. Paradise
  9. The Spell