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In August 1973.

In August 1973, “Virgin” label released “Legend”, the debut Henry Cow album. It was recorded May – June 1973, at “Manor” in Oxfordshire, UK, and was produced by Geoff Leigh, Tim Hodgkinson, Fred Frith, John Greaves and Chris Cutler. The album cover art work was by artist Ray Smith and was the first of the three socks to feature on Henry Cow’s albums.

Personnel:

  • Geoff Leigh– saxophones, flute, clarinet, recorder, voice
  • Tim Hodgkinson– organ, piano, alto saxophone, clarinet, little bells, voice
  • Fred Frith– guitars, violin, viola, piano, voice
  • John Greaves– bass guitar, piano, whistle, voice
  • Chris Cutler– drums, toys, piano, whistle, voice
  • Jeremy Baines – pixiphone
  • Sarah Greaves, Maggie Thomas, Cathy Williams – chorus
  • Tom Newman, Mike Oldfield– recording engineer

Track listing:

  1. Nirvana for Mice – Fred Frith
  2. Amygdala – Tim Hodgkinson
  3. Teenbeat Introduction – Geoff Leigh, Tim Hodgkinson, Fred Frith, John Greaves, Chris Cutler
  4. Teenbeat – Fred Frith, John Greaves
  5. Extract from ‘With the Yellow Half-Moon and Blue Star – Fred Frith
  6. Teenbeat Reprise – Fred Frith
  7. The Tenth Chaffinch – Geoff Leigh, Tim Hodgkinson, Fred Frith, John Greaves, Chris Cutler
  8. Nine Funerals of the Citizen King – Tim Hodgkinson
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In April 1975.

In April 1975, “A&M” label released “The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table”, the third Rick Wakeman solo album. It was recorded October 1974–January 1975, and was produced by Rick Wakeman. His second  concept album was based on the legend of King Arthur and figures and events associated with him.

Personnel:

  • Rick Wakeman– synthesisers, keyboards, grand piano
  • Gary Pickford-Hopkins – lead vocals
  • Ashley Holt – lead vocals
  • Geoffrey Crampton – lead and acoustic guitars
  • Roger Newell – bass guitar
  • Barney James– drums
  • John Hodgson – percussion
  • New World Orchestra
  • English Chamber Choir
  • Terry Taplin – narrator
  • Guy Protheroe– choirmaster
  • Paul Tregurtha – engineer
  • Jeremy Stenham – assistant engineer
  • David Katz – orchestral co-ordination
  • Wil Malone– orchestral arrangement
  • David Measham– conductor

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Wakeman.

  1. Arthur
  2. Lady of the Lake
  3. Guinevere
  4. Sir Lancelot and the Black Knight
  5. Merlin the Magician
  6. Sir Galahad
  7. The Last Battle