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On May 10, 2019.

On May 10, 2019, “Rogue Art” label released “Echoes of Henry Cow”, studio album by Michel Edelin Quintet. It was recorded in September 2018, at “Studio Sextan” in Malakoff, France, and was produced by Michel Dorbon.


  • Michel Edelin Quintet
    • Michel Edelin – flute, alto flute, bass flute, arrangements
    • Sophia Domancich – piano, Fender Rhodes
    • Sylvain Kassap – clarinet, bass clarinet
    • Stéphane Kerecki – double bass
    • Simon Goubert – drums
  • John Greaves – spoken words
  •  Vincent Mahey – recording
  • Jean-Pierre Bouquet – mastering
  • Aymeric Leroy – liner notes
  • Rogue Art – photographs
  • Max Schoendorff – cover design
  • David Bourguignon – cover realization
  • Michel Dorbon – executive producer

Track listing:

All lyrics by Chris Cutler, except where noted.

  1. Half the Sky – Lindsay Cooper, Tim Hodgkinson
  2. Living in the Heart of the Beast – Tim Hodgkinson
  3. War – Anthony Moore, Peter Blegvad
  4. After the Flood – Michel Edelin
  5. Nursery – Michel Edelin
  6. Ruins – Fred Frith
  7. Beautiful as the Moon – Fred Frith, Chris Cutler
  8. The Bath of Stars – Fred Frith, Chris Cutler
  9. Civilisation – Fred Frith, Chris Cutler
  10. On Suicide – Bertolt Brecht, Hanns Eisler adapted by Fred Frith, Chris Cutler

On May 13, 1983.

On May 13, 1983, “Rough Trade” label released “Variations on a Theme”, the second David Thomas studio album. It was recorded in March 1983, at “Suma Recording” in Painesville, OH, and was produced by David Thomas.


  • David Thomas – vocals
  • Jim Jones– guitar
  • Jack Monck– guitar
  • Richard Thompson– guitar
  • Paul Hamann – bass guitar, engineering
  • Anton Fier– drums
  • Chris Cutler– drums
  • Lindsay Cooper– bassoon
  • Ken Hamann – engineering
  • Adam Kidron– engineering
  • Robert Vogel – engineering
  • Mary Thomas – cover art, illustrations

Track listing:

All lyrics by David Thomas.

  1. A Day at the Botanical Gardens – mucis by David Thomas
  2. Pedestrian Walk – music by David Thomas, Eddie Thorton
  3. Bird Town – music by Richard Thompson
  4. The Egg & I – Anton Fier
  5. Who Is It – Lindsay Cooper, Chris Cutler
  6. Song of Hoe – David Thomas
  7. Hurry Back – Jim Jones
  8. The Rain – Chris Cutler, Anton Fier
  9. Semaphore – Lindsay Cooper, Chris Cutler, Jack Monck


On January 1, 2015.

On January 1, 2015, “I Dischi di Angelica” label released “Angels on the Edge of Time”, album by Lindsay Cooper, Fred Frith, Gianni Gebbia and Lars Hollmer. It was recorded on May 30, 1992, at the “AngelicA Festival Internazionale di Musica”, in Bologna, Italy, and was produced  by Massimo Simonini. It is the quartet only album.


  • Lindsay Cooper– sopranino saxophone, bassoon, electronics
  • Fred Frith– voice, electric guitar, violin, radio, harmonica, linear notes
  • Gianni Gebbia – voice, alto saxophone, sopranino saxophone, bird calls
  • Lars Hollmer– voice, accordion, melodica, keyboard
  • Roberto Monari – recording engineer
  • Bob Drake – mastering
  • Massimo Simonini – executive producer
  • Concetta Nasone – design, cover art
  • Massimo Golfieri – design, cover art
  • Gianni Gosdan – concert photographs

Track listing:

All tracks by Lindsay Cooper, Fred Frith, Gianni Gebbia and Lars Hollmer.

  1. Retorisk Fråga
  2. The Fountain and the Mirror
  3. Elegy for an Angel (Fantasia / Memorativa / Imaginativa)
  4. Mathesis
  5. Indiscrezione
  6. Conversazione (We Fall)
  7. Audience / Applause


In May 1975.

In May 1975, “Virgin” label released “In Praise of Learning”, the second Henry Cow and Slapp Happy collaborative album. It was recorded February-March 1975, at “The Manor”, and was produced by Phil Becque, Henry Cow and Slapp Happy. The album cover art work was by Ray Smith and was the last of the three “paint socks” of Henry Cow’s albums.


  • Tim Hodgkinson– organ, clarinet, piano
  • Fred Frith– guitar, violin, xylophone, piano
  • John Greaves– bass guitar, piano
  • Lindsay Cooper– bassoon, oboe
  • Chris Cutler– drums, radio
  • Dagmar Krause – voice
  • Peter Blegvad– guitar, voice, clarinet
  • Anthony Moore– piano, electronics, tapework
  • Geoff Leigh– soprano saxophone
  • Mongezi Feza– trumpet
  • Phil Becque– oscillator
  • Ray Smith– cover art

Track listing:

  1. War – Anthony Moore
  2. Living in the Heart of the Beast – Tim Hodgkinson
  3. Beginning: The Long March – Henry Cow, Slapp Happy
  4. Beautiful as the Moon – Terrible as an Army with Banners – Fred Frith, Chris Cutler
  5. Morning Star – Henry Cow, Slap Happy

In May 1974.

In May 1974, “Virgin” label released “Unrest”, the second Henry Cow studio album. It was recorded February-March 1974, at “The Manor” in Oxfordshire, and was produced by Tim Hodgkinson, Fred Frith, John Greaves, Chris Cutler and Lindsay Cooper. The album was dedicated to Robert Wyatt and Uli Trepte.


  • Tim Hodgkinson– organ, piano, alto saxophone, clarinet
  • Fred Frith– stereo guitar, violin, xylophone, piano
  • John Greaves– bass guitar, piano, voice
  • Chris Cutler– drums
  • Lindsay Cooper– bassoon, oboe, recorder, voice
  • Phil Becque – recording engineer, mixing engineer
  • Andy Morris – recording engineer
  • Mike Oldfield– recording engineer
  • Tim Hodgkinson, Fred Frith, John Greaves, Chris Cutler, Lindsay Cooper– mixing engineers
  • Ray Smith – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Tim Hodgkinson, Fred Frith, John Greaves, Chris Cutler and Lindsay Cooper, except where noted.

  1. Bittern Storm over Ulm – Fred Frith
  2. Half Asleep/Half Awake – John Greaves
  3. Runs – Fred Frith
  4. Solemn Music – Fred Frith
  5. Linguaphonie
  6. Upon Entering the Hotel Adlon
  7. Arcades
  8. Deluge


In March 1975.

In March 1975, “Virgin” label released “The Rotters’ Club”, the second Hatfield and the North album. It was recorded January-February 1975, at “Saturn Studios” in Worthing, and was produced by Phil Miller, Dave Stewart, Richard Sinclair, Pip Pyle, Jimmy Hastings, Lindsay Cooper, Tim Hodgkinson and Mont Campbell.


  • Phil Miller: guitar
  • Dave Stewart: Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hammond organ, Minimoog, piano, tone generator
  • Richard Sinclair: bass guitar, lead vocals, guitar
  • Pip Pyle: drums
  • Jimmy Hastings: saxophone, flute
  • Barbara Gaskin, Amanda Parsons, Ann Rosenthal: backing vocals
  • Lindsay Cooper: bassoon
  • Tim Hodgkinson: clarinet
  • Mont Campbell: French horn

Track listing:

  1. Share It – Richard Sinclair, Pip Pyle
  2. Lounging There Trying – Phil Miller
  3. (Big) John Wayne Socks Psychology on the Jaw – Dave Stewart
  4. Chaos at the Greasy Spoon – Richard Sinclair, Pip Pyle
  5. The Yes No Interlude – Pip Pyle
  6. Fitter Stoke Has a Bath – Pip Pyle
  7. Didn’t Matter Anyway – Richard Sinclair
  8. Underdub – Phil Miller
  9. Mumps – Dave Stewart
  • Your Majesty Is Like a Cream Donut (Quiet)
  • Lumps
  • Prenut
  • Your Majesty Is Like a Cream Donut (Loud)


In February 1975.


In February 1975, “Virgin” label released “Desperate Straights”, album by Slapp Happy and Henry Cow. It was recorded in November 1974, at “The Manor” in Oxfordshire, England, and was produced by Slapp Happy, Henry Cow and Simon Heyworth.


  • Dagmar Krause– voice, Wurlitzer
  • Peter Blegvad– guitar, voice
  • Anthony Moore– piano
  • Tim Hodgkinson– clarinet, piano
  • Fred Frith– guitar, violin
  • John Greaves– bass guitar, piano
  • Chris Cutler– drums, etc.
  • Geoff Leigh– flute
  • Pierre Moerlen– percussion
  • Mont Campbell– French horn
  • Mongezi Feza– trumpet
  • Nick Evans– trombone
  • Lindsay Cooper– bassoon, oboe
  • Peter Blegvad– cover art

Track listing:

  1. Some Questions About Hats – Anthony Moore, Peter Blegvad
  2. The Owl – Anthony Moore
  3. A Worm is at Work – Anthony Moore, Peter Blegvad
  4. Bad Alchemy – John Greaves, Peter Blegvad
  5. Europa – Anthony Moore, Peter Blegvad
  6. Desparate Straights – Anthony Moore
  7. Riding Tigers – Peter Blegvad
  8. Apes in Capes – Anthony Moore
  9. Strayed – Peter Blegvad
  10. Giants – Anthony Moore, Peter Blegvad
  11. Excerpt from The Messiah – Handel, arr. by Peter Blegvad
  12. In the Sickbay – Dagmar Krause, Peter Blegvad
  13. Caucasian Lullaby – Chris Cutler, Anthony Moore

On April 11, 1975.


On April 11, 1975, “Virgin” label released “Fish Rising”, the debut Steve Hillage solo album. It was recorded at “Manor Studio” in September 1974 and, “Manor Mobile” in January 1975, and was produced by Steve Hillage and Simon Heyworth.


  • Steve Hillage (listed as Steve Hillfish) – lead vocals, electric guitar
  • Miquette Giraudy (listed as Bombaloni Yoni) – background vocals, keyboards, synthesizers
  • Mike Howlett– bass
  • Pierre Moerlen– drums, marimba, darbuka
  • Tim Blake (listed as Moonweed) – synthesizers, tamboura
  • Didier Malherbe (listed as Bloomdido Glid de Breeze) – sax, flute
  • Lindsay Cooper– bassoon
  • Dave Stewart– organ, piano

Track listing:

All music by Steve Hillage, lyrics by Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy.

  1. Solar Musick Suite
  2. Sun Song (I Love its Holy Mystery)
  3. Canterbury Sunrise
  4. Hiram Afterglid Meets the Dervish
  5. Sun Song (reprise)
  6. Fish
  7. Meditation of the Snake
  8. The Salmon Song
  9. Salmon Pool
  10. Solomon’s Atlantis Salmon
  11. Swimming with the Salmon
  12. King of the Fishes
  13. Aftaglid
  14. Sun Moon Surfing
  15. The Great Wave and the Boat of Hermes
  16. The Silver Ladder
  17. Astral Meadows
  18. The Lafta Yoga Song
  19. Glidding
  20. The Golden Vibe / Outglid

On August 28, 1974.


On August 28, 1974, “Virgin ” label released “Hergest Ridge”, the second Mike Oldfield album. It was recorded in 1974, at the “The Manor” and was produced by Tom Newman and Mike Oldfield.


  • Mike Oldfield– acoustic, electric and Spanish guitar, bass guitar, Farfisa, Gemini, Lowrey organs;  glockenspiel,  gong,  mandolin,  nutcracker, sleigh bells, timpani, tubular bells
  • Chilli Charles– snare drum
  • Lindsay Cooper– oboe
  • Ted Hobart– trumpet
  • William Murray – cymbal
  • Sally Oldfield– vocals
  • Terry Oldfield– woodwinds
  • Clodagh Simonds– vocals
  • June Whiting– oboe
  • London Sinfonietta Voices – choir
  • String players, conducted by David Bedford

Track listing:

  1. Hergest Ridge (Part one)
  2. Hergest Ridge (Part two)
  3. In Dulci Jubilo (For Maureen)
  4. Spanish Tune