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Rod Stewart: An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down

In November 1969, “Vertigo” label released “An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down”, the debut Rod Stewart album. It was recorded June – August 1969, at “Lansdowne” and “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Rod Stewart and Lou Reizner.

Personnel:

  • Rod Stewart – vocals, guitars
  • Ronnie Wood – guitars, bass, harmonica
  • Martin Pugh – guitars
  • Martin Quittenton – acoustic guitar
  • Ian McLagan – piano, organ
  • Mike d’Abo – piano
  • Keith Emerson – organ
  • Micky Waller – drums
  • Lou Reizner – vocals
  • Keith “Marcus Keef” MacMillan – design, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rod Stewart, except where noted.

  1. Street Fighting Man – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  2. Man of Constant Sorrow – traditional arranged by Rod Stewart
  3. Blind Prayer
  4. Handbags and Gladrags – Mike d’Abo
  5. I Wouldn’t Ever Change a Thing
  6. Cindy’s Lament
  7. Dirty Old Town – Ewan MacColl

Faces: Ooh La La

In March 1973, “Warner Bros” label released “Ooh La La”, the fourth Faces studio album. It was recorded September 1972 – January 1973, at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Glyn Johns.

Personnel:

  • Rod Stewart – lead vocal, electric guitar
  • Ronnie Lane – lead vocal, rhythm and acoustic guitars, tambourine, bass, percussion
  • Ronnie Wood – lead and co-lead vocal, slide, acoustic, rhythm and guitars, electric bouzouki
  • Ian McLagan – co-lead and backing vocal, piano, organ, harmonium
  • Kenney Jones – drums, percussion
  • Neemoi “Speedy” Aquaye – congas, shakers, percussion
  • Phil Chapman – klaxon, engineer
  • Glyn Johns – engineer
  • Ron Nevison – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Silicone Grown – Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  2. Cindy Incidentally – Ian McLagan, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  3. Flags and Banners – Ronnie Lane, Rod Stewart
  4. My Fault – Ian McLagan, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  5. Borstal Boys – Ian McLagan, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  6. Fly in the Ointment – Kenney Jones, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan, Ron Wood
  7. If I’m on the Late Side – Ronnie Lane, Rod Stewart
  8. Glad and Sorry – Ronnie Lane
  9. Just Another Honky – Ronnie Lane
  10. Ooh La La – Ronnie Lane, Ronnie Wood

Man: Back into the Future

In September 1973, “United Artists” label released “Back into the Future”, the seventh Man album. It was recorded May – July 1973, at “Rockfield Studios”, “Chipping Norton Recording Studios”, “Olympic Studios”, in June 1973 recorded live at the “Roundhouse” in London, and was produced by Vic Maile, Michael “Micky” Jines, Phil Ryan, Will Youatt and Terry Williams.

Personnel:

  • Michael “Micky” Jones – vocals, guitar
  • Alan “Tweke” Lewis – guitar
  • Phil Ryan – vocals, keyboards
  • Will Youatt – vocals, bass
  • Terry Williams – vocals, drums
  • Anthony Matthews – engineer
  • Pierre Tubbs – art direction, inside photography
  • Ruan O’Laughran – front photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Jones, Phil Ryan and Terry Williams, except where noted.

  1. A Night in Dad’s Bag
  2. Just for You
  3. Back into the Future
  4. Don’t Go Away
  5. Ain’t That Fight
  6. Never Say Nups to Nepalese
  7. Sospan Fach – traditional arranged by Gwalia Male Choir
  8. C’opn – Clive John, Michael Jones, Phil Ryan, Terry Williams
  9. Jam Up Jelly Tight / Oh No Not Again (Spunk Rock ’73) – Michael Jones, Phil Ryan, Terry Williams

Rory Gallagher: Defender

On July 1, 1987, “Capo” label released “Defender”, the thirteenth Rory Gallagher studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “The Point”, “Olympic Studios”, “West 3 Studios”, “Music Works”, “Redan Studios” in London and was produced by Rory Gallagher.

Personnel:

  • Rory Gallagher – vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Gerry McAvoy – bass guitar
  • Brendan O’Neill – drums
  • John Cooke – keyboards
  • Lou Martin – piano
  • Bob Andrews – piano
  • Mark Feltham – harmonica
  • Alan O’Duffy – production associate
  • Dónal Gallagher – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Rory Gallagher except where noted..

  1. Kickback City
  2. Loanshark Blues
  3. Continental Op
  4. I Ain’t No Saint
  5. Failsafe Day
  6. Road to Hell
  7. Doing Time
  8. Smear Campaign
  9. Don’t Start Me Talkin’ – Sonny Boy Williamson II
  10. Seven Days

In May 1973.

In May 1973, “Harvest” label released “Oora”, the fifth Edgar Broughton Band (The) album. It was recorded June – December 1972, at “Olympic Studios” and  “Morgan Studios” in London, “The Manor Studios” in Shipton-on-Cherwell, UK, and was produced by Edgar Broughton, Arthur Grant, Steve Broughton and Victor Unitt.

Personnel:

  • Edgar Broughton – lead vocals, guitar, bass guitar
  • Victor Unitt – lead and backing vocals, electric andf Spanish guitar, piano
  • Arthur Grant – bass guitar, guitar
  • Steve Broughton – vocals, drums, percussion, guitars, tubular bells, tambourine
  • David Bedford – piano
  • Madeline Bell – backing vocals
  • Doris Troy – backing vocals
  • Lisa Strike – backing vocals
  • Maggie Thomas – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Edgar Broughton, except where noted.

  1. Hurricane Man / Rock ‘n’ Roller
  2. Roccococooler
  3. Eviction – Steve Broughton
  4. Oh You Crazy Boy! – Victor Unitt
  5. Things on My Mind – Steve Broughton
  6. Exhibits from a New Museum / Green Lights
  7. Face from a Window / Pretty / Hi-Jack Boogie / Slow Down – Edgar Broughton, Steve Broughton, Arthur Grant, Victor Unitt
  8. Capers – Edgar Broughton, Steve Broughton, Arthur Grant, Victor Unitt

On March 24, 2006.

On March 24, 2008, “679 Recordings” label released “Twenty One”, the second Mystery Jets studio album. It was recorded October 2006 – December 2007 at “The Madhouse”, “Konk”, “The Pool”, “The Garden”, “Musikbox”, “Olympic Studios”, “The Dairy”, “Hercules Studios”, “Hoxton Square”, “Eden & Sofa Sound” in London, and was produced by Erol Alkan and Stephen Street.

Personnel:

  • Blaine Harrison – vocals, keyboards, guitar
  • Henry Harrison – keyboards, guitar, vox
  • Kai Fish – vocals, bass, engineer
  • Kapil Trivedi – drums
  • Laura Marling – vocals
  • Erol Alkan – engineer, mixing
  • Ferg Peterkin – engineer, mixing
  • Cenzo Townshend – engineer, mixing
  • Alan O’Connell, Ben Mason, Rick Levy, Tom Stanley – engineer
  • Mark Alloway, Oliver Wright, Pete Hutchings, Zoe – engineer assistant
  • Jimmy Robertson, Nick Launay, Atom – mixing

Track listing:

  1. Hideway
  2. Young Love
  3. Half in Love with Elizabeth
  4. Flakes
  5. Veiled in Grey
  6. Two Doors Down
  7. MJ
  8. Umbrellahead
  9. Hand Me Down
  10. First to Know
  11. Behind the Bunhouse (Includes hidden track Twenty One)
  12. Somewhere in my Heart

On March 13, 2009.

On March 13, 2009, “EMI” label released “Grace/Wastelands”, the debut Peter Doherty album. It was recorded in 2008, at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Stephen Street.

Personnel:

  • Pete Doherty – vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, organ, harmonica, melodica, artwork
  • Graham Coxon – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Stephen Street – acoustic and electric guitar, guitar, harmonium, dulcimer, percussion, snare drums, mellotron, tambourine, backing vocals, programming, mixing
  • Peter Wolfe – electric guitar
  • John Robinson – acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Stephen Large – organ, piano, vox continental
  • Adam Ficek – accordion, cymbals, brushes, drums
  • Drew McConnell – bass
  • Dot Allison – vocals
  • Trevor Myers – trombone
  • Benny Cummings – trumpet
  • Martin Burgess – violin
  • Sally Herbert – violin
  • Richard Koster – violin
  • John Metcalfe – viola
  • Sophie Harris – cello
  • Tom Stanley – engineer, mixing
  • Dave Emery – assistant engineer
  • Andrew Murabito – design, reworking
  • Alize Meurisse – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Doherty wherte noted

  1. Arcady
  2. Last of the English Roses
  3. 1939 Returning
  4. A Little Death Around the Eyes – Pete Doherty, Carl Barât
  5. Salomè
  6. I Am the Rain – Pete Doherty, John Robinson
  7. Sweet by and By – Pete Doherty, Alan Wass
  8. Palace of Bone
  9. Sheepskin Tearaway – Pete Doherty, Dot Allison
  10. Broken Love Song – Pete Doherty, Peter Wolfe
  11. New Love Grows on Trees
  12. Lady Don’t Fall Backwards

On November 1, 1974.

On November 1, 1974, “Swan Song” label released “Silk Torpedo”, the seventh Pretty Things album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Norman Smith.

Personnel:

  • Phil May – lead vocals, percussion
  • Pete Tolson – lead and acoustic guitars, bass
  • Jon Povey – keyboards, harmonica, percussion, backing vocals
  • Gordon John Edwards – bass, keyboards, guitar, backing vocals
  • Skip Alan – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Jack Green – backing vocals
  • Silver Band – brass
  • Keith Harwood – engineer
  • Hipgnosis – cover art

Track listing:

  1. Dream – Jon Povey
  2. Joey – Phil May
  3. Maybe You Tried – Phil May, Pete Tolson
  4. Atlanta – Phil May, Pete Tolson
  5. L.A.N.T.A. – Phil May, Jon Povey, Norman Smith
  6. It’s Only Love
  7. Come Home Momma – Phil May
  8. Bridge of God – Phil May
  9. Singapore Silk Torpedo – Phil May, Pete Tolson
  10. Belfast Cowboys – Phil May, Jon Povey
  11. Bruise in the Sky – Jon Povey

On October 27, 1979.

On October 27, 1979, “Bronze” label released “Bomber”, the third Motörhead, studio album. It was recorded July – August 1979, at “Roundhouse Studios”, “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Jimmy Miller.

Personnel:

  • Lemmy (Ian Kilmister) – lead vocals, bass guitar
  • “Fast” Eddie Clarke – lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor – drums
  • Trevor Hallesy – engineer
  • Darren Burn – mastering
  • Nigel Brooke-Hartz – mastering
  • Adrian Chesterman – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Kilmister, Eddie Clarke, Phil Taylor except where noted.

  1. Dead Man Tell No Tales
  2. Lawman
  3. Poison
  4. Sweet Revenge
  5. Sharpshooter
  6. Stone Dead Forever
  7. All the Aces
  8. Step Down
  9. Talking Head
  10. Bomber