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In October 1970.

In October 1970, “Harvest” label released “Shooting at the Moon”, the second Kevin Ayers album. It was recorded April – September 1970, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Kevin Ayers and Peter Jenner.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers – guitar, bass, vocals
  • David Bedford – organ, piano, accordion, marimbaphone, guitar
  • Lol Coxhill – saxophone, zoblophone
  • Mike Oldfield – bass, guitar and vocal
  • Mick Fincher – drums, percussion, bottles, ashtrays
  • The Whole World Chorus – backing vocals
  • Bridget St. John – vocals
  • Robert Wyatt – vocals
  • Peter Mews – engineer
  • Tom Fu – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Ayers

  1. May I?
  2. Rheinhardt & Geraldine/Colores Para Dolores
  3. Lunatics Lament
  4. Pisser Dans un Violon
  5. The Oyster and the Flying Fish
  6. Underwater
  7. Clarence in Wonderland
  8. Red Green and You Blue
  9. Shooting at the Moon

 

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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

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.

Personnel:

  • 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 May 1970.

In May 1970, “Harvest” label released the third, self-titled Edgar Broughton Band album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Peter Jenner.

Personnel:

  • Edgar Broughton – vocals, guitar
  • Arthur Grant – bass guitar, vocals
  • Steve Broughton – drums, vocals
  • Victor Unitt – guitar, harmonica, piano, organ, vocals
  • The Ladybirds– vocals
  • Johnny van Derek – violin
  • Harold Fatt – vocals
  • Mike Oldfield– mandolin
  • David Bedford– piano
  • Peter Mew– engineer
  • David Bedford – arranger (cellos & brass)

Track listing:

  1. Evening Over Rooftops – Robert Edgar Broughton, Victor Unitt
  2. The Birth – Robert Edgar Broughton
  3. Piece of My Own – Robert Edgar Broughton
  4. Poppy – Robert Edgar Broughton
  5. Don’t Even Know Which Day It Is – Robert Edgar Broughton, Steve Broughton, Victor Unitt
  6. House of Turnabout – Robert Edgar Broughton
  7. Madhatter – Robert Edgar Broughton, Steve Broughton, Victor Unitt
  8. Getting Hard/What Is a Woman For? – Robert Edgar Broughton, Steve Broughton, Arthur Grant, Victor Unitt
  9. Thinking of You – Steve Broughton, Victor Unitt
  10. For Doctor Spock Parts 1 & 2 – Robert Edgar Broughton, Steve Broughton, Arthur Grant, Victor Unitt

On November 23, 1979.

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On November 23, 1979, “Virgin” label released “Platinum”, the fifth Mike Oldfield album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Blue Rock”, “Electric Lady” in the US; and “Througham”,  “Denham”, and “The Manor” in UK, and was produced by Tom Newman.

Personnel:

  • Mike Oldfield– acoustic guitars, electric guitars, marimba, piano, synthesizers, vibraphone and vocals
  • Francisco Centeno – bass guitar
  • Sally Cooper – tubular bells
  • Demelza – congas
  • Neil Jason– bass
  • Peter Lemer– keyboards
  • Pierre Moerlen– drums and vibraphone
  • Morris Pert– drums
  • Nico Ramsden – keyboards
  • Wendy Roberts – vocals
  • Hansford Rowe– bass
  • Allan Schwartzberg– drums
  • David Bedford– vocal arrangement
  • Peter Gordon – hornarrangement
  • Michael Riesman– horn arrangement
  • Kurt Munkacsi – engineer
  • Tom Newman- engineer
  • Richard Manwaring – assistant engineer
  • Renate Blauel– assistant engineer

Track listing:

  1. Platinum Part One: Airborne
  2. Platinum Part Two: Platinum
  3. Platinum Part Three: Charleston
  4. Platinum Part Four: North Star/Platinum Finale
  5. Woodhenge
  6. Into Wonderland
  7. Punkadiddle
  8. I Got Rhythm

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.

Personnel:

  • 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 June 25, 1984.

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On June 25, 1984, “Virgin” label released “Discovery”, the ninth Mike Oldfield album. It was recorded in 1984, in Switzerland, and was produced by Mike Oldfield and Simon Phillips.

Personnel:

  • Mike Oldfield – all instruments (except drums)
  • Maggie Reilly– vocals
  • Barry Palmer– vocals
  • Simon Phillips– Tama Drums, producer
  • Dan Kramer – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Oldfield.

  1. To France
  2. Poison Arrows
  3. Crystal Gazing
  4. Tricks of the Light
  5. Discovery
  6. Talk About Your Life
  7. Saved by a Bell
  8. The Lake