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In December 1973.

In December 1973, “Polydor” label released “The Payback”, the 40th James Brown studio album. It was recorded February – October 1973, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – lead vocals, electric piano
  • Clair Pinckney- tenor saxophone, flute
  • Maceo Parker- alto saxophone, flute
  • Darryl “Hasaan” Jamison, Jerone “Jasaan” Sanford, Isiah “Ike” Oakley – trumpet
  • Fred Wesley- trombone
  • Hearlon “Cheese” Martin – guitar
  • Jimmy Nolen- guitar
  • Fred Thomas – bass
  • John Starks – drums
  • John Morgan – percussion

Track listing.

All tracks by James Brown, Fred Wesley and Charles Bobbit; except where noted.

  1. The Payback – James Brown, Fred Wesley, John “Jabo” Starks
  2. Doing the Best I Can
  3. Take Some…Leave Some
  4. Shoot Your Shot – James Brown
  5. Forever Suffering
  6. Time Is Running out Fast
  7. Stone to the Bone – James Brown
  8. Mind Power
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In December 1973.

In December 1973, “Epic” label released “Essence to Essence”, the eleventh Donovan studio album. It was recorded September – October 1973, at “Morgan Studios”, and was produced by Donovan Leitch and Andrew Loog Oldham.

Personnel:

  • Donovan – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Henry McCullough, Danny Kortchmar, Doug Schlink, Neil Hubbard, Peter Frampton- electric guitar
  • Alan Spenner, Carl Radle, Leland Sklar, Paul Ossola – bass
  • Danny Thompson- double bass
  • Carole King, Craig Doerge, Jean Roussel, Nicky Hopkins- piano
  • Nicky Hopkins – electric piano
  • Bobby Whitlock- organ
  • Bruce Rowland, Denny Seiwell, Jim Gordon, Russell Kunkel- drums
  • Ray Cooper- percussion
  • Tom Scott- woodwind
  • Jack Emblow – accordion
  • Chris Nicholls – bass flute
  • Simon Jeffes- koto
  • The Scratch Band – background vocals
  • Andrew Powell, Del Newman, Nicky Harrison – strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch.

  1. Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
  2. Lazy Daze
  3. Life Goes On
  4. There is an Ocean
  5. Dignity of Man
  6. Yellow Star
  7. Divine Daze of Deathless Delight
  8. Boy for Every Girl
  9. Saint Valentine’s Angel
  10. Life is a Merry-Go-Round
  11. Sailing Homeward

On December 13, 1971.

On December 13, 1971, “Apple” label released “Straight Up”, the third Badfinger album. It was recorded May – October 1971, at “Abbey Road Studios”, “AIR Studios” and “Command Studios” in London, and was produced by Todd Rundgren and George Harrison.

Personnel:

  • Pete Ham– lead and backing vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, piano, organ, harmonica
  • Tom Evans– lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, twelve string guitar
  • Joey Molland– lead and backing vocals, rhythm and lead guitar
  • Mike Gibbins– drums, percussion
  • George Harrison– slide guitar, guitar
  • Leon Russell– piano, guitar
  • Bobby Diebold – bass guitar
  • Klaus Voormann– electric piano
  • Bill Collins – accordion
  • Gene Mahon – design
  • Richard DiLello– design, photography
  • Peter Mew, Mike Jarratt – engineer
  • Marcia McGovern – pre-production director
  • Roberta Ballard – production manager

Track listing:

  1. Take It All – Pete Ham
  2. Baby Blue – Pete Ham
  3. Money – Tom Evans
  4. Flying – Tom Evans, Joey Molland
  5. I’d Die Babe – Joey Molland
  6. Name of the Game – Pete Ham
  7. Suitcase – Joey Molland
  8. Sweet Tuesday Morning – Jeoy Molland
  9. Day After Day – Pete Ham
  10. Sometimes – Joey Molland
  11. Perfection – Pete Ham
  12. It’s Over – Tom Evans

On December 10, 2002.

On December 10, 2002, “Elektra” label released “Round Room”, the ninth Phish studio album. It was recorded in October 2002, at “The Barn” in Vermont, and was produced by Bryce Goggin.

Personnel:

  • Trey Anastasio- guitars, vocals
  • Page McConnell- keyboards, vocals
  • Mike Gordon- bass guitar, vocals
  • Jon Fishman- drums, vocals

Track listing:

  1. Pebbles and Marbles – Trey Anastasio, Tom Marshall
  2. Anything But Me – Trey Anastasio, Tom Marshall, Herman
  3. Round Room – Mike Gordon, Lintz
  4. Mexican Cousin – Trey Anastasio, Tom Marshall
  5. Friday – Trey Anastasio, Tom Marshall, Herman
  6. Seven Below – Trey Anastasio, Tom Marshall
  7. Mock Song – Mike Gordon
  8. 46 Days – Trey Anastasio, Tom Marshall
  9. All of These Dreams – Trey Anastasio, Tom Marshall, Herman
  10. Walls of the Cave – Trey Anastasio, Tom Marshall
  11. Thunderhead – Trey Anastasio, Tom Marshall
  12. Waves – Trey Anastasio, Tom Marshall, Herman

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “MGM” label released “Love Is”, the third Eric Burdon and The Animals album. It was recorded in October 1968, at “TTG” and “Sunset Sound Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Eric Burdon, Zoot Money, Andy Summers, John Weider and Barry Jenkins.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon— lead vocals, spoken word
  • Zoot Money— bass, backing and co-lead (3, 8a) vocals, organ, piano, spoken word (8a)
  • Andy Summers— guitar, backing vocals
  • John Weider— guitar, violin, backing vocals
  • Barry Jenkins— drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Robert Wyatt- backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. River Deep, Mountain High – Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
  2. I’m an Animal – Sylvester Stewart
  3. I’m Dying (Or Am I?) – Eric Burdon
  4. Ring of Fire – June Carter, Merle Kilgore
  5. Colored Rain – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood
  6. To Love Somebody – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb
  7. As the Years Go Passing By – Deadric Malone
  8. Gemini – Steve Hammond / Madman – Zoot Money, Andy Summers

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Bronze” label released “The Magician’s Birthday”, the fifth Uriah Heep studio album. It was recorded September – October 1972, at “Lansdowne Studios” in London, and was produced by Gerry Bron. The album cover design was by Roger Dean.

Personnel:

  • David Byron– lead vocals
  • Mick Box– guitars
  • Ken Hensley– keyboards, guitars, moog synthesizer
  • Gary Thain– bass guitar
  • Lee Kerslake– drums, percussion
  • Brian Cole– pedal steel guitar
  • Peter Gallen – engineer
  • Ashley Howe – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Ken Hensley except where noted.

  1. Sunrise
  2. Spider Woman – Mick Box, David Byron, Lee Kerslake, Gary Thain
  3. Blind Eye
  4. Echoes in the Dark
  5. Rain
  6. Sweet Lorraine
  7. Tales
  8. The Magician’s Birthday

In November 1968.

In November 1968, “Warner Bros” label released “Astral Weeks”, the second Van Morrison studio album.It was recorded September – October at “Century Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Lewis Merenstein. In 1995 “Mojo” magazine ranked “Astral Weeks” at number two on its list of the greatest albums of all time; in 1998 it was voted the 9th greatest album of all time in a “Music of the Millennium” poll conducted by “HMV”, “Channel 4” and “The Guardian”; in 2000, “Q” magazine ranked it at number 6 on its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever”; in 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 19 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, and in 2006, “Time” magazine included “Astral Weeks” in its list of the “All-TIME 100 Albums”.

Personnel:

  • Van Morrison— vocals, acoustic guitar
  • John Payne — flute; soprano saxophone
  • Jay Berliner— classical and steel-string acoustic guitars
  • Richard Davis— double bass
  • Warren Smith, Jr.— percussion, vibraphone
  • Connie Kay— drums
  • Larry Fallon— string arrangements, conductor; harpsichord
  • Barry Kornfeld — acoustic guitar
  • Brooks Arthur — engineer
  • Ed Thrasher— art director
  • Joel Brodsky— photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison.

Part One: In The Beginning

  1. Astral Weeks
  2. Beside You
  3. Sweet Thing
  4. Cyprus Avenue

Part Two: Afterwards

  1. The Way Young Lovers Do
  2. Madame George
  3. Ballerina
  4. Slim Slow Slider