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On July 11, 1975.

On July 11, 1975, “Threshold” and “Decca” labels released “From Mighty Oaks” the debut Ray Thomas album. It was recorded 1974 – 1975, and was produced by Ray Thomas and Derek Varnals.

Personnel:

  •  Ray Thomas – lead and backing vocals, flute, bass flute, harmonica
  • Richard Hewson– orchestral arranger, conductor
  • J. Cole– pedal steel guitar
  • Nicky James – backing vocals, percussion
  • John Jones – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Trevor Jones – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Mike Moran– keyboards
  • Dave Potts – drums, percussion
  • Mike Silver– acoustic guitar, backing vocal
  • Derek Varnals – recording engineer
  • Dave Baker – 2nd engineer
  • Phil Travers – illustration, design
  • Graham Hughes – photography
  • Mike Pulland – photography

Track listing:

  1. From Mighty Oaks – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  2. Hey Mama Life – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  3. Play It Again – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  4. Rock-A-Bye Baby Blues – Nicky James
  5. High Above My Head – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  6. Love Is the Key – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  7. You Make Me Feel Alright – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  8. Adam and I – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  9. I Wish We Could Fly – Ray Thomas

 

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On June 13,1980.

On June 13, 1980, “Decca” label released “Night Flight”, the third Justin Hayward studio album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Jeff Wayne.

Personnel:

  • Justin Hayward – vocals, guitars; bass, drums
  • Jeff Wayne – piano, arrangements, conducting
  • Jo Partridge – guitars
  • Ken Freeman- keyboards
  • Herbie Flowers– bass
  • Dave Holland- drums
  • Barry de Souza – drums
  • Stuart Elliott- drums
  • Roy Jones – percussion
  • Tony Carr – percussion
  • Doreen Chanter- vocals
  • Irene Chanter- vocals
  • Steve Gray – arrangements
  • Geoff Young– engineer
  • Paul Taylor, Craig Thompson, Norman Goodman.- engineer assistant
  • Graham Meek – technical assistance

Track listing:

  1. Night Flight – Jeff Wayne, Paul Vigrass
  2. Maybe It’s Just Love – Mike Silver
  3. Crazy Lovers – Justin Hayward
  4. Penumbra Moon – Billy Nicholls
  5. Nearer to You – Justin Hayward
  6. A Face in the Crowd – Justin Hayward
  7. Suitcase – Justin Hayward
  8. I’m Sorry – Daryl Hall, John Oates
  9. It’s Not On – Jeff Wayne, Gary Osborne
  10. Bedtime Stories – Colin Still