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In May 1976.

In May 1976, “A&M” label released “No Earthly Connection”, the fourth Rick Wakeman solo album. It was recorded January-March 1976, at “Château d’Hérouville” in Herouville, France, and was produced by Rick Wakeman.

Personnel:

  • Rick Wakeman – Mander pipe organ, Hammond C3 organ, 9′ Steinwaygrand piano, RMI Electra piano, Hohner clavinet, Moog synthesizer, Baldwin electric harpsichord, upright honky-tonk piano, Fender Rhodes 88 electric piano,  Mellotron, Godwin organ with Sisme Rotary-Cabinet, Systech effects pedals
  • Ashley Holt – vocals
  • Roger Newell – bass guitar, bass pedals, vocals
  • John Dunsterville – acousticand electric guitars, mandolin, vocals
  • Tony Fernandez– drums, percussion
  • Martyn Shields – trumpet, flugelhorn, French horn, vocals
  • Reg Brooks – trombone, bass trombone, vocals
  • Paul Tregurtha – engineer
  • Didier Utard – assistant engineer
  • Toby Errington – crew in France
  • Jake Berry – crew in France
  • John Cleary – crew in England
  • Tony Merrell – crew in England
  • Tony Powell – crew in England
  • Fabio Nicoli – art direction
  • Mike Doud – concept, design
  • Chris Moore – cover illustrations
  • Geoff Halpin – logo design
  • George Snow – inner sleeve design
  • Mike Putland – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Wakeman.

  1. Music Reincarnate

Part I: The Warning

Part II: The Maker

Part III: The Spaceman

Part IV: The Realisation

  1. Music Reincarnate (Continued)

Part V: The Reaper

  1. The Prisoner
  2. The Lost Cycle

 

In May 1976.

In May 1976, “Chrysalis” label released “No Heavy Petting”, the fifth UFO studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Leo Lyons.

Personnel:

  • Phil Mogg- vocals
  • Michael Schenker- guitar
  • Danny Peyronel- keyboards, backing vocals
  • Pete Way- bass
  • Andy Parker– drums
  • Mike Bobak – engineer
  • Hipgnosis- cover art

Track listing:

  1. Natural Thing – Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg, Pete Way
  2. I’m a Loser – Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg
  3. Can You Roll Her – Danny Peyronel, Phil Mogg, Andy Parker
  4. Belladonna – Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg
  5. Reasons Love – Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg
  6. Highway Lady – Danny Peyronel
  7. On with the Action – Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg, Danny Peyronel
  8. A Fool in Love – Frankie Miller, Andy Fraser
  9. Martian Landscape – Phil Mogg, Danny Peyronel, Andy Parker

In May 1976.

In May 1976, “Capitol” label released “Nine on a Ten Scale”, the first Sammy Hagar solo album. It was recorded in 1976, at “The Record Plant” in Sausalito, and was produced by John Carter.

Personnel:

  • Sammy Hagar– lead vocals, guitar
  • Bill Church– bass guitar
  • Scott Quick – guitars
  • John Blakely – guitars
  • Alan Fitzgerald– keyboards
  • Joe Crane – keyboards
  • Stan – keyboards
  • Wizard – keyboards
  • Aynsley Dunbar– drums
  • Jim Hodder– drums
  • Jerry Shirley– drums
  • Dallas Taylor– drums
  • Venetta Fields– backing vocals
  • MaxaynLewis – backing vocals
  • Sherlie Matthews– backing vocals
  • Bob Welch– backing vocals
  • Greg Adams– horns
  • Emilio Castillo– horns
  • Mic Gillette– horns
  • Steve Kupka– horns
  • Lenny Pickett– horns
  • Rich E.– engineer
  • Tom Flye– engineer
  • John Henning – engineer
  • Gary Kellgren– engineer
  • Cris Morris– engineer
  • Deke Richards– engineer
  • Jimmy Robinson– engineer
  • John Stronack– engineer
  • Roy Kohara– original art direction
  • David Alexander – photography

Track listing:

  1. Keep On Rockin – John Carter, Sammy Hagar
  2. Urban Guerilla – John Carter, Sammy Hagar
  3. Flamingos Fly – Van Morrison
  4. China – Bob Welch
  5. Silver Lights – Sammy Hagar
  6. All American – Sammy Hagar
  7. Confession (Please Come Back) – Ronald Nagle
  8. Young Girl Blues – Donovan
  9. Rock ‘N’ Roll Romeo – John Carter, Sammy Hagar

In May 1976.

In May 1976, “Capitol” label released “Fly Like an Eagle”, the ninth Steve Miller Band album. It was recorded 1975-1976, at “CBS Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Steve Miller. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Fly Like an Eagle” at number 445 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified 4 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Steve Miller– vocals, guitar, keyboards, sitar, ARP Odyssey
  • Lonnie Turner – bass guitar
  • Gary Mallaber– drums, percussion
  • James Cotton– harmonica
  • Curley Cooke – guitar
  • Les Dudek– guitar
  • Charles Calamise – bass guitar
  • Kenny Johnson – drums
  • Joe (JD) D’Andrea – percussion
  • John McFee– dobro
  • Joachim Young – B3 organ
  • John Palladino – executive producer
  • Mike Fusaro – recording engineer
  • Jim Gains – mastering
  • Susan McCardle – photography
  • David Stahl – photography

Track listing:

  1. Space Intro – Steve Miller
  2. Fly Like an Eagle – Steve Miller
  3. Wild Mountain Honey – Steve McCarty
  4. Serenade – Steve Miller, Chris McCart
  5. Dance, Dance, Dance – Steve Miller, Joseph Cooper, Brenda Cooper
  6. Mercury Blues – C. Douglas
  7. Take the Money and Run – Steve Miller
  8. Rock’n Me – Steve Miller
  9. You Send Me – Sam Cooke
  10. Blue Odyssey – Steve Miller
  11. Sweet Maree – Steve Miller
  12. The Window – Steve Miller, Jason Cooper

 

In May 1976.

In May 1976, “Epic” label released “Slow Down World”, the thirteenth Donovan studio album. It was recorded August 1975-March 1976, at “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Donovan Leitch.

Personnel:

  • Donovan – vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica
  • Philip Donnelly – guitar
  • David Hungate,Klaus Voormann, Leland Sklar, Wilton Felder – bass
  • David Foster- keyboards
  • Jay Graydon- synthesizer
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Bobbye Hall,Emil Richards – percussion
  • Tom Scott- saxophone
  • Chuck Findley- trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Lew McCreary – trombone
  • Douglas Davis – cello
  • Al DeLory, B.J. Cook, Donny Gerrard, Ed Whitting, Jeanette Clinger, Jennifer Hicklin, John Merlino, Julia Waters, Maxine Waters, Ron Hicklin, Stacy Jo Clinger, Susie Ives – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch, except where noted.

  1. Dark-Eyed Blue Jean Angel
  2. Cryin’ Shame
  3. The Mountain – Derroll Adams
  4. Children of the World
  5. My Love Is True (Love Song) – Derroll Adams
  6. A Well Known Has-Been
  7. Black Widow
  8. Slow Down World
  9. Liberation Rag