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On November 7, 2011.

On November 7, 2011, “4AD” label released “Parallax”, the third Atlas Sound studio album. It was recorded in June 2011, at “Rare Book Room Studios” in Brooklyn, New York City, and was produced by Bradford Cox and Nicolas Vernhes.


  • Bradford Cox – bass, drums , guitars,   instrumentation,  keyboards,  organ, percussion, piano, rhythm box, sequencers, synthesizer, synthesizer bass, tapes, vocal drone, vocals, Wurlitzer, engineer, programming
  • Paul McPherson – cabasa, Hi-hat, wood block
  • Carrie-Anne Murphy – saxophone
  • Andrew VanWyngarden- organ, piano, background vocals
  • Nicolas Vernhes- engineer, mixing, programming
  • Mick Rock- cover photo, photography
  • Liz Vao – photo production

Track listing:

All tracks by Bradford Cox.

  1. The Shakes
  2. Amplifiers
  3. Te Amo
  4. Parallax
  5. Modern Aquatic Nightsongs
  6. Mona Lisa
  7. Praying Man
  8. Doldrums
  9. Angel is Broken
  10. Terra Incognita
  11. Flagstaff
  12. Lightworks

In October 1976.

In October 1976, “EMI” label released “Love’s a Prima Donna”, the fifth and the last Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel studio album. It was recorded June – September 1976, and was produced by Steve Harley.


  • Steve Harley- vocals, electric guitar
  • Jim Cregan- lead guitar
  • Duncan Mackay- keyboards
  • George Ford – bass guitar
  • Stuart Elliott– drums
  • Lindsey Elliott – percussion
  • Jo Partridge – guitar, backing vocals
  • Tony Rivers- backing vocals, backing vocal arrangement
  • John G. Perry, Stuart Calver, Yvonne Keeley- backing vocals
  • English Chamber Choir- choir
  • Wilf Gibson- choir arrangements, string section score, orchestral arrangement
  • Tony Clark – engineer
  • Pat Stapley – assistant engineer
  • Ken Perry – mastering
  • Julie Harris – outer sleeve art direction for Splash Studios
  • Mick Rock- inner bag art direction
  • John Harwood – front sleeve colouring

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Harley, except where noted.

  1. Seeking a Love
  2. I. Valentine
  3. Finally a Card Came
  4. Too Much Tenderness
  5. (Love) Compared with You
  6. (I Believe) Love’s a Prima Donna
  7. Sidetrack II
  8. Seeking a Love, Pt. 2
  9. If This Is Love (Give Me More)
  10. Carry Me Again
  11. Here Comes the Sun – George Harrison
  12. Innocence and Guilt
  13. Is It True What They Say?

In August 1974.

In August 1974, “RCA” label released “Sally Can’t Dance”, the fourth Lou Reed solo album. It was recorded March – April 1974, at “Electric Lady Studios” in Greenwich Village, and was produced by Steve Katz and Lou Reed.


  • Lou Reed– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Danny Weis– guitar, tambourine, background vocals, horn arrangement
  • Paul Fleisher – saxophone
  • David Taylor, Lou Marini, Trevor Koehler, Jon Faddis, Alan Rubin, Alex Foster, Lew Soloff– horns
  • Steve Katz– harmonica, horn arrangement
  • Michael Fonfara– piano, keyboards, mellotron
  • Prakash John– bass, background vocals
  • Doug Yule– bass
  • Ritchie Dharma, Pentti “Whitey” Glan– drums
  • Doug Bartenfeld – guitar
  • Michael Wendroff, Joanne Vent – background vocals
  • Horn arrangements: Lew Soloff, Martin Sheller
  • Mike Stone – recording engineer
  • Ralph Moss – remix engineer
  • Dennis Katz – cover concept
  • Acy Lehman – art direction
  • David Byrd – artwork
  • Mick Rock- front cover illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed.

  1. Ride Sally Ride
  2. Animal Language
  3. Baby Face
  4. Y. Stars
  5. Kill Your Sons
  6. Ennui
  7. Sally Can’t Dance
  8. Billy

In April 1980.

In April 1980, “Arista” label released “Growing Up in Public”, the tenth Lou Reed album. It was recorded in January 1980, at “Air Studios” in Montserrat, and was produced by Michael Fonfara and Lou Reed.


  • Lou Reed – guitar, vocals
  • Michael Fonfara- keyboards, guitar
  • Chuck Hammer- guitar, guitar synthesizer
  • Michael Suchorsky – drums
  • Ellard “Moose” Boles – bass, background vocals
  • Stuart Heinrich – guitar, background vocals
  • Engineered by Corky Stasiak
  • Photography by Mick Rock

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed and Michael Fonfara

  1. How Do You Speak to an Angel?
  2. My Old Man
  3. Keep Away
  4. Growing Up in Public
  5. Standing on Ceremony
  6. So Alone
  7. Love Is Here to Stay
  8. The Power of Positive Drinking
  9. Smiles
  10. Think It Over
  11. Teach the Gifted Children

In March 1975.

In March 1975, “EMI” label released “The Best Years of Our Lives”, the third Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel album. It was recorded November-December 1974, and was produced by Alan Parsons and Steve Harley. “The Best Years of Our Lives” was the first album that featured Harley’s name ahead of the band’s name band Cockney Rebel.


  • Steve Harley- vocals
  • Jim Cregan- electric guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • George Ford – bass guitar, string bass, backing vocals
  • Duncan Mackay- electric piano, grand piano, elka, clavinet, synthesizer, Hammond organ
  • Stuart Elliott- drums, percussion, marimba
  • Tina Charles– backing vocals
  • Martin Jay – backing vocals
  • Yvonne Keeley– backing vocals
  • Linda Lewis– backing vocals
  • Liza Strike – backing vocals
  • Alan Parsons– engineer, mixing
  • Gary Edwards – tape operator
  • Peter James – tape operator
  • Andrew Powell- horn and brass arrangement
  • Chris Blair – mastering
  • Mick Rock– photography, sleeve design
  • George Hardie– lettering

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Herley.

  1. Introducing The Best Years
  2. The Mad, Mad Moonlight
  3. Raffles (Man, It Was Mean)
  4. It Wasn’t Me
  5. Panorama
  6. Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)
  7. Back to the Farm
  8. 49th Parallel
  9. The Best Years of Our Lives

On June 28, 1974.

June 1-1974

On June 28, 1974, “Island” label released “June 1, 1974”, live album by Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Brian Eno and Nico. It was recorded 1 June 1974, at “Rainbow Theatre” in London, and was produced by Richard Williams.The cover photograph was by Mick Rock.


  • Kevin Ayers– vocals, guitar, bass guitar
  • Brian Eno– vocals, synthesizer
  • John Cale– vocals, piano, viola
  • Nico– vocals, harmonium
  • Mike Oldfield– lead guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Ollie Halsall– piano, guitar, lead guitar, acoustic guitar
  • John “Rabbit” Bundrick– organ , organ, piano, electric piano
  • Robert Wyatt– percussion
  • Doreen Chanter– backing vocals
  • Archie Leggatt – bass guitar
  • Eddie Sparrow – drums , bass drum, tympani
  • Liza Strike – backing vocals
  • Irene Chanter – backing vocals
  • John Wood– engineer
  • Phil Ault – assistant engineer
  • Ray Doyle – assistant engineer
  • Ian Tilbury – concert presenter

Track listing:

  1. Driving Me Backwards – Brian Eno
  2. Baby’s on Fire – Brian Eno
  3. Heartbreak Hotel – Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden, Elvis Presley
  4. The End – John Densmore, Robbie Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison
  5. May I? – Kevin Ayers
  6. Shouting in a Bucket Blues – Kevin Ayers
  7. Stranger in Blue Suede Shoes – Kevin Ayers
  8. Everybody’s Sometime and Some People’s All the Time Blues – Kevin Ayers
  9. Two Goes into Four – Kevin Ayers

On March 8, 1974.


On March 8, 1974, “Parlaphone” label released “Queen II”, the second Queen studio album. It was recorded in August 1973, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Roy Thomas Baker, Robin Geoffrey Cable, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. The cover photography was by Mick Rock. In the 1994 edition of “The Guinness All Time Top 1000 Albums”, “Queen II” was voted number 202. In 2005, “Kerrang!” magazine readers voted “Queen II” the 72nd greatest British rock album ever. In 2006, the album was featured in “Classic Rock and Metal Hammer’s “The 200 Greatest Albums of the 70s.”


  • Freddie Mercury– lead and backing vocals,  piano,  harpsichord, string piano
  • Brian May– electric and acoustic guitars, bells, lead vocals, backing vocals, piano, organ
  • Roger Taylor– drums, gong, marimba, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • John Deacon– bass guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Roy Thomas Baker– castanets, stylophone
  • Robin Cable – piano effects 

Track listing:

All tracks on the White Side (side one) by Brian May except “The Loser in the End” by Roger Taylor. All tracks on the Black Side (side two) by Freddie Mercury.

White Side

  1. Procession
  2. Father to Son
  3. White Queen (As It Began)
  4. Some Day One Day
  5. The Loser in the End

Black Side

  1. Ogre Battle
  2. The Fairy Feller’s Master-Stroke
  3. Nevermore
  4. The March of the Black Queen
  5. Funny How Love Is
  6. Seven Seas of Rhye