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On February 13, 1976.

On February 13, 1976, “Virgin” label released “Shamal”, the sixth Gong studio album. It was recorded in December 1975, at “Basing Street Studios” and “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Nick Mason.

Personnel:

  • Mike Howlett– bass guitar, vocals
  • Didier Malherbe– tenor sax, soprano sax, flute, bansuri, gongs
  • Mireille Bauer– marimba, glockenspiel, xylophone, percussion, gongs
  • Pierre Moerlen– drums, vibraphone, tubular bells
  • Patrice Lemoine – organ, piano, synthesizer
  • Steve Hillage– acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Miquette Giraudy, Sandy Colley – vocals
  • Jorge Pinchevsky – violin
  • Phil Ault, Dave Hutchins, Ben Tavera King, Rick Curtain, Ben King: engineer
  • Clive Arrowsmith: artwork, photography

Track listing:

  1. Wingful of Eyes – Mike Howlett
  2. Chandra – Patrice Lemoine
  3. Bambooji – Didier Malherbe
  4. Cat in Clark’s Shoes – Didier Malherbe
  5. Mandrake – Pierre Moerlen
  6. Shamal – Mike Howlett, Didier Malherbe, Patrice Lemoine, Mireille Bauer

On November 7, 2014.

On November 7, 2014, “Parlaphone” label released “The Endless River”, the fifteenth and final Pink Floyd studio album. It was recorded 1968, 1993, 2013–2014, at “Royal Albert Hall”; “Olympic Studios”; “Britannia Row Studios”; “Astoria”; “Medina Studios”, and was produced by David Gilmour, Youth, Andy Jackson and Phil Manzanera.

Personnel:

  • David Gilmour– guitars, EBow guitar, lead and backing vocals, keyboards, piano, EMS VCS 3, bass guitar, Hammond organ, percussion, voice samples
  • Nick Mason– drums, percussion, rototoms, gong, voice samples
  • Richard Wright– Hammond organ, Farfisa organ, Royal Albert Hall Organ, piano, Rhodes piano, electric piano, keyboards, synthesiser, voice samples
  • Guy Pratt – bass guitar
  • Bob Ezrin – bass guitar, additional keyboards
  • Andy Jackson – bass guitar, effects
  • Jon Carin – synthesisers, percussion loop
  • Damon Iddins – additional keyboards
  • Anthony Moore – keyboards
  • Gilad Atzmon – tenor saxophone, clarinet
  • Durga McBroom, Louise Marshal, Sarah Brown – backing vocals
  • Stephen Hawking – voice sample
  • Andy Jackson – engineer, mixing
  • Bob Ezrin – co-producer 1993 sessions
  • Damon Iddins – engineer
  • Youth – additional programming, engineering, sound design, assorted synthesisers and keyboards
  • Eddie Bander – additional programming, engineering, sound design, assorted synthesisers and keyboards
  • Michael Rendall – additional programming, engineering, sound design, assorted synthesisers and keyboards
  •  Escala:
    • Chantal Leverton – viola
    • Victoria Lyon – violin
    • Helen Nash – cello
    • Honor Watson – violin
  • James Guthrie, Joel Plante – mastering for CD
  • Doug Sax – mastering for the vinyl issue
  • Aubrey Powell – creative director
  • Stylorouge – sleeve design
  • Ahmed Emad Eldin – album cover concept

Track listing:

  1. Things Left Unsaid – David Gilmour, Richard Wright
  2. It’s What We Do – David Gilmour, Richard Wright
  3. Ebb and Flow – David Gilmour, Richard Wright
  4. Sum – David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Nick Mason
  5. Skins – David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Nick Mason
  6. Unsung – Richard Wright
  7. Anisina – David Gilmour
  8. The Lost Art of Conversation – Richard Wright
  9. On Noodle Street – David Gilmour, Richard Wright
  10. Night Light – David Gilmour, Richard Wright
  11. Allons-y (1) – David Gilmour
  12. Autumn ’68 – Richard Wright
  13. Allons-y (2) – David Gilmour
  14. Talkin’ Hawkin’ – David Gilmour, Richard Wright
  15. Calling – David Gilmour, Anthony Moore
  16. Eyes to Pearls – David Gilmour
  17. Surfacing – David Gilmour
  18. Louder than Words – David Gilmour, Polly Samson

 

In August 1986.

In August 1986, “Pitch-A-Tent” label released the third, self-titled Camper Van Beethoven album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Victor Krummenacher, David Lowery, Greg Lisher, Chris Molla, Chris Pedersen, Jonathan Segel and Eugene Chadbourne

Personnel:

  • Victor Krummenacher- bass guitar, backing vocals, spoken word
  • David Lowery- lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Greg Lisher- lead guitar
  • Chris Molla -pedal steel guitar, guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Chris Pedersen- drums
  • Jonathan Segel- violin, guitar, keyboards, mandolin, sitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Eugene Chadbourne- guitar, banjo
  • Tom Fox – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Victor Krummenacher, David Lowery, Greg Lisher, Chris Molla, Chris Pedersen, Jonathan Segel and Eugene Chadbourne, except where noted.

  1. Good Guys and Bad Guys
  2. Joe Stalin’s Cadillac
  3. Five Sticks
  4. Lulu Land – Paul MacKinney
  5. Une Fois
  6. We Saw Jerry’s Daughter
  7. Surprise Truck
  8. Stairway to Heavan
  9. The History of Utah
  10. Still Wishing to Course
  11. We Love You
  12. Hoe Yourself Down
  13. Peace & Love
  14. Folly
  15. Interstellar Overdrive – Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason
  16. Shut Us Down

 

On August 4, 1967.

Pink Floyd-Piper at the gates of dawn

On August 4, 1967, “EMI” label released “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn”, the debut Pink Floyd studio album. It was recorded February – May 1967, at “EMI Studios” in London, and was produced by Norman Smith. The album, named after the title of chapter seven of Kenneth Grahame’s “The Wind in the Willows”, was the only Pink Floyd’s album recorded by the leadership of Syd Barrett. The album cover featured a kaleidoscopic cover photo of the band by Vic Singh. In 2012, the magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn” at number 347th on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Syd Barrett– vocals, lead guitar
  • Roger Waters– vocals, bass guitar
  • Richard Wright– Farfisa Compact Duo organ, piano
  • Nick Mason– drums, percussion
  • Syd Barrett – rear cover design
  • Peter Bown – engineering
  • Peter Jenner– intro vocalizations
  • Norman Smith– vocal and instrumental arrangements, drum roll

Track listing:

All tracks by Syd Barrett, except where noted.

  1. Astronomy Domine
  2. Lucifer Sam
  3. Matilda Mother
  4. Flaming
  5. Pow R. Toc H. – Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Rick Wright, Nick Mason
  6. Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk – Roger Waters
  7. Interstellar Overdrive – Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Rick Wright, Nick Mason
  8. The Gnome
  9. Chapter 24
  10. The Scarecrow
  11. Bike

On July 29, 1985.

Nick Mason - Profiles

On July 29, 1985, “Harvest” label released “Profiles”, the second Nick Mason solo studio album and Rick Fenn’s debut solo studio album. It was recorded in 1985, and was produced by Rick Fenn and Nick Mason.

Personnel:

  • Nick Mason— drums, keyboards, percussion, composing
  • Rick Fenn— guitars, keyboards, composing
  • Mel Collins— saxophone
  • David Gilmour — vocals
  • Maggie Reilly— vocals
  • Danny Peyronel— vocals
  • Craig Pruess— emulator bass
  • Aja Fenn — keyboard

Track listing:

  1. Malta – Rick Fenn, Nick Mason
  2. Lie for a Lie – Rick Fenn, Nick Mason, Danny Peyronel
  3. Rhoda – Rick Fenn, Nick Mason
  4. Profiles Part 1/Profiles Part 2 – Rick Fenn, Nick Mason
  5. Israel – Rick Fenn, Danny Peyronel
  6. And the Address – Rick Fenn, Nick Mason
  7. Mumbo Jumbo – Rick Fenn, Nick Mason
  8. Zip Code – Rick Fenn, Nick Mason
  9. Black Ice – Rick Fenn, Nick Mason
  10. At the End of the Day – Rick Fenn, Nick Mason
  11. Profiles Part 3 – Rick Fenn, Nick Mason

On July 26, 1974.

Rock bottom

On July 26, 1974,”Virgin” label released “Rock Bottom”, the second Robert Wyatt album.  It was recorded in 1974, at “Delfina’s Farm” in Little Bedwyn, Wiltshire; “The Manor Studio” in Oxfordshire and “CBS Studios” in London, and was produced by Nick Mason.

Personnel:

  • Robert Wyatt– vocals, keyboards, percussion, slide guitar
  • Mike Oldfield– guitar
  • Gary Windo– bass clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Ivor Cutler– voice, baritone concertina, harmonium
  • Alfreda Benge– voice
  • Mongezi Feza– trumpets
  • Fred Frith– viola
  • Hugh Hopper– bass guitar
  • Richard Sinclair– bass guitar
  • Laurie Allan– drums
  • Steve Cox – engineer
  • Dick Palmer – engineer
  • Toby Bird – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Wyatt.

  1. Sea Song
  2. A Last Straw
  3. Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road
  4. Alifib
  5. Alife
  6. Little Red Robin Hood Hit the Road

On June 29, 1968.

Saucerful_of_Secretsjpg

On June 29, 1968, “EMI Columbia” label released “A Saucerful of Secrets”, the second Pink Floyd studio album. It was recorded August 1967, January – May 1968, at “EMI Studios” in London, and October 1967, at “De Lane Lea Studios”, and was produced by Norman Smith. This is the last band’s album recorded with Syd Barrett, who was replaced with David Gilmour in 1968.

Personnel:

  • Nick Mason– drums, percussion, vocals, kazoo
  • Syd Barrett– acoustic and slide guitar, guitars, vocals
  • Roger Waters– bass guitar, percussion, vocals
  • Richard Wright– piano, organ, mellotron, vibraphone, xylophone, vocals, tin whistle
  • David Gilmour– guitars, kazoo, vocals
  • Norman Smith– producer, drums, backing vocals, voice
  • The Salvation Army (The International Staff Band)

Track listing:

  1. Let There Be More Light – Roger Waters
  2. Remember a Day – Richard Wright
  3. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun – Roger Waters
  4. Corporal Clegg – Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright
  5. A Saucerful of Secrets – Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright
  • Something Else
  • Syncopated Pandemonium
  • Storm Signal
  • Celestial Voices
  1. See-Saw – Richard Wright
  2. Jugband Blues – Syd Barrett

 

 

On June 2, 1972.

Obscured by clouds

On June 2, 1972, “Harvest” label released “Obscured by Clouds” the seventh Pink Floyd studio album. It was recorded February – April 1972, at “Strawberry Studios” in Château d’Hérouville, Hérouville, and was produced by  David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Richard Wright. The album is based on their soundtrack for the French movie “La Vallée”, by Barbet Schroeder.

Personnel:

  • David Gilmour– vocals, guitars, pedal steel guitar, VCS3 synthesizer
  • Nick Mason– drums, percussion, tape effects
  • Roger Waters– vocals, bass guitar, VCS3 synthesizer, tape effects
  • Richard Wright– piano, keyboards, vocals, VCS3 synthesizer
  • Hipgnosis– album cover

Track listing:

  1. Obscured by Clouds – David Gilmour, Roger Waters
  2. When You’re In – David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright
  3. Burning Bridges – Richard Wright, Roger Waters
  4. The Gold is in the…- David Gilmour, Roger Waters
  5. Wot’s…Uh the Deal? – David Gilmour, Roger Waters
  6. Mudmen – Richard Wright, Roger Waters
  7. Childhood’s End – David Gilmour
  8. Free Four – Roger Waters
  9. Stay – Roger Waters, Richard Wright
  10. Absolutely Curtains – David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason

 

On May 3, 1981.

Fictitious-sports

On May 3, 1981, “Harvest” label released “Nick Mason’s Fictitious Sports”, the debut Nick Mason solo album. It was recorded in October 1979,, at “Grog Kill Studios” in New York City and was produced by Carla Bley and Nick Mason.

Personnel:

  • Nick Mason– drums, percussion,  assistant recording engineer
  • Carla Bley– keyboards
  • Robert Wyatt– vocals
  • Karen Kraft– lead vocal, duet vocal, backing vocals
  • Chris Spedding– guitars
  • Steve Swallow– bass guitar
  • Michael Mantler– trumpets, recording engineer
  • Gary Windo– tenor, bass clarinet, flute, additional voices
  • Gary Valente– trombones, additional voices
  • Howard Johnson– tuba
  • Terry Adams– piano, harmonica, clavinet
  • Carlos Ward– additional voices
  • Sharpe – additional voices
  • Vincent Chancey– additional voices
  • Earl McIntyre – additional voices
  • James Guthrie– mixing engineer
  • Hipgnosis & Geoff Halpin – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Carla Bley.

  1. Can’t Get My Motor to Start
  2. I Was Wrong
  3. Siam
  4. Hot River
  5. Boo To You Too
  6. Do Ya?
  7. Wervin’
  8. I’m a Mineralis

On March 21, 1983.

Final Cut

On March 21, 1983, “Harvest” label released “The Final Cut”, the twelfth Pink Floyd studio album. It was recorded July – December 1982, at “Mayfair Studios”, “RAK Studios”,”Olympic Studios”, “Abbey Road Studios”, “Eel Pie Studios”, “Audio International Studios” and “The Billiard Room” in London, and “Hookend Manor” in  Oxfordshire, and was produced by Roger Waters, James Guthrie and Michael Kamen. “The Final Cut” was band’s last studio album to include Roger Waters, and also the only Pink Floyd album that does not feature keyboardist Richard Wright. In 1997, the album was certified 2 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • David Gilmour – co – lead  and backing vocals, lead and rhythm guitars
  • Nick Mason – drums, tape effects
  • Roger Waters – lead vocals, bass guitar, acoustic and rhythm guitar, synthesizers, tape effects, sleeve design
  • Michael Kamen– piano, harmonium
  • Andy Bown– Hammond organ
  • Ray Cooper– percussion
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Raphael Ravenscroft– tenor saxophone
  • National Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted and arranged by Michael Kamen
  • James Guthrie, Andrew Jackson – engineering
  • Andy Canelle, Mike Nocito, Jules Bowen – assistant engineer
  • Willie Christie – photography
  • Artful Dodgers – sleeve design
  • Zuccarelli Labs ltd – holophonics
  • Doug Sax– mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Roger Waters.

  1. The Post War Dream
  2. Your Possible Pasts
  3. One of the Few
  4. When the Tigers Broke Free
  5. The Hero’s Return
  6. The Gunner’s Dream
  7. Paranoid Eyes
  8. Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert
  9. The Fletcher Memorial Home
  10. Southampton Dock
  11. The Final Cut
  12. Not Now John
  13. Two Suns in the Sunset