In May 1979, “Arista” label released the debut, self-titled Sky album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Haydn Bendall, Tony Clark, John Williams, Kevin Peek, Francis Monkman, Herbie Flowers and Tristan Fry.
In May 1979, “Charisma” label released “Spectral Mornings”, the third Steve Hackett album. It was recorded January-February 1979, at “Phonogram Studios” in Hilversum, Holland, and was produced by John Acock and Steve Hackett.
Steve Hackett– lead, harmony and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, Roland guitar synthesizer, koto, harmonica
John Hackett– flute, bamboo flute, Taurus Moog bass pedals
Dik Cadbury– bass, Taurus Moog bass pedals, harmony and backing vocals
Suzanne Ciani- Modular synthesizer
Peter Hicks – vocals
Nick Magnus – keyboards, Vox String Thing, Novatron, Clavichord, clavinet, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Mini Moog, Roland string
John Shearer – drums, percussions
All tracks by Steve Hackett.
The Virgin and the Gypsy
The Red Flower of Tachai Blooms Everywhere
Clocks – The Angel of Mons
The Ballad of the Decomposing Man (featuring The Office Party)
In May 1979, “A&M” label released “Rhapsodies”, the ninth Rick Wakeman album. It was recorded 1978-1979, at “La Grange Studios” and “Mountain Studios” in Switzerland, and was produced by Tony Visconti.
Rick Wakeman – likely vocals, keyboards, vocoder
Nico Ramsden – electric guitar
Tony Visconti- acoustic guitar, engineer
Bruce Lynch- bass guitars
Frank Gibson, Jr.- drums, percussion
David K. Richards- assistant engineer
Michael Ross – design
Paul Wakefield – photography
All track s by Rick Wakeman, except where noted.
Pedra da Gavea
Animal Showdown (Yes We Have No Bananas) – Rick Wakeman,Frank Silver, Irving Cohn
Rhapsody in Blue – George Gershwin; arranged by Tony Visconti
Wooly Willy Tango
Swan Lager – music fromTchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” and Grieg’s pianoforte “Concerto in A Minor”; arranged and adapted by Rick Wakeman
March of the Gladiators
Flacons de Neige
Summertime – George Gershwin,DuBose Heyward; arranged by Rick Wakeman
In May 1979, “Kirshner” label released “Monolith”, the sixth Kansas studio album. It was recorded January – April 1979, and was produced by Steve Walsh, Kerry Livgren, Rich Williams, Robby Steinhardt, Dave Hope and Phil Ehart.
Steve Walsh– lead vocals, keyboards
Kerry Livgren– guitar, keyboards
Rich Williams– guitar
Robby Steinhardt– lead and backing vocals, violin, anvil
Dave Hope– bass
Phil Ehart– drums
Brad Aaron, Davey Moiré, Steve Tillisch, David Pinkston – engineer
Les Horn – engineer assistant
Bruce Wolf – covert art
On the Other Side – Kerry Livgren
People of the South Wind – Kerry Livgren
Angels Have Fallen – Steve Walsh
How My Soul Cries Out for You – Steve Walsh
A Glimpse of Home – Kerry Livgren
Away from You – Steve Walsh
Stay Out of Trouble – Steve Walsh, Rich Williams, Robby Steinhardt
In May 1979, “PVK” label released “In the Skies”, the second Peter Green solo album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Lansdowne, Morgan, Vineyard, Ramport & Advision studios and was produced by Peter Vernon-Kell.
Peter Green– vocals, guitars
Snowy White– guitar
Peter Bardens– keyboards, Hammond organ, electric piano