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In June 1972.

In June 1972, “Vertigo” label released “666”, the third and the final Aphrodite’s Child album. It was recorded 1970 – 1971, at “Studio Europa Sonor” in Paris, and was produced by Vangelis Papathanassiou. The album cover art was by Gerard Fallec.


  • Vangelis Papathanassiou(Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou) – keyboards, organ, piano, vibraphone, bass, flute, percussion, backing vocals
  • Demis Roussos(Artemios Ventouris Roussos) – lead vocals, bass, guitar, backing vocals
  • Loukas Sideras- drums, lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Silver Koulouris(Anargyros Koulouris) – guitar, percussion
  • Harris Halkitis – bass, tenor saxophone, congas, percussion, backing vocals
  • Michel Ripoche – trombone, tenor saxophone
  • Irene Papas- vocals
  • John Forst – English narration
  • Yannis Tsarouchis- Greek narration
  • Daniel Koplowitz – narration
  • Costas Ferris– lyricist
  • Roger Roche – engineer
  • Jean-Claude Conan – assistant engineer
  • Hitoshi Takiguchi – mastering engineer
  • Hans Brethouwer – mastering
  • Gerard Fallec – production coordination, sleeve design
  • Giorgio Gomelsky- “passing by”
  • Minoru Harada – product manager
  • Kiyoshi Tokiwa – art coordinator

Track listing:

All tracks by Vangelis Papathanassiou and Costas Ferris.

  1. The System
  2. Babylon
  3. Loud, Loud, Loud
  4. The Four Horsemen
  5. The Lamb
  6. The Seventh Seal
  7. Aegian Sea
  8. Seven Bowls
  9. The Wakening Beast
  10. Lament
  11. The Marching Beast
  12. The Battle of the Locusts
  13. Do It
  14. Tribulation
  15. The Beast
  16. Ofis
  17. Seven Trumpets
  18. Altamont
  19. The Wedding of the Lamb
  20. The Capture of the Beast
  21. “∞” (Infinity)
  22. Hic and Nunc
  23. All the Seats Were Occupied
  24. Break

On June 1, 2008.

On June 1, 2009, “Bloody Chamber Music” released “The Bachelor”, the fourth Patrick Wolf studio album. It was recorded 2008-2009, at ”Parkgate Studios” in Battle Hastings, “Olympic Studios”, “Assault and Battery Studios”, “The Dairy”, “Bankside Lofts”, “Ken Thomas’s House”, “The Fritzl Dungeon” in London, “The Hellish Vortex” in Berlin, “Studio de La Reine” in Paris, and was produced by Patrick Wolf. The organ parts were recorded using the organ at St. George’s church in Brede, East Sussex, England.


  • Patrick Wolf – vocals, balalaika, ukulele, electronics, viola, grand piano, organ, harmonium, programming, string arrangements
  • Helen Rathbone,Ivan Hussey, Tim Wells, Vicky Matthews – cello
  • Ondes Martenot –Thomas Bloch
  • Emma Owens,Fiona Leggat, Lucy Morgan – viola
  • Debs White,Gillon Cameron, Louisa Aldridge, Sarah Button, Stephen Hussey, Victoria Sutherland – violin
  • Aaron Sokell,Amy Stead, Chinique Blackwood, Jenny LaTouche, Patsy McKay, Waleed Isaacs (Gospel Choir) – vocals
  • Alice Davies, Edward Larrikin, Eliza Carthy, Patrick Wolf, Victoria Sutherland,William Pollock (Tribe Vocals) – vocals
  • Fiona Brice,Patrick Wolf, Patsy McKay – conductor choir
  • Fiona Brice – string arrangements
  • Thomas White – guitar
  • Nick Haward – bass guitar, double bass
  • Marcello Vig – drums
  • Tilda Swinton – narrator
  • Eliza Carthy – fiddle, vocals
  • Rose Marie – Irish whistle
  • Derek Apps – clarinet
  • David Coulter – saw
  • Engineer – Al Lawson, Catherin Marks, Dave Emery*, Jonathan Krisp, Jonathan Shakhovskoy, Ken Thomas, Mark Allaway
  • Co-producer – Jonathan Shakhovskoy
  • Mixed By – Jonathan Shakhovskoy, Patrick Wolf
  • Nick Thornton Jones, Warren Du Preez – artwork
  • Nick Thornton Jones, Warren Du Preez – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Patrick Wolf, except “Damaris” lyrics from the old Appalachian folk song “Poor Little Turtle Dove”; “Blackdown” and “The Messenger” by Patrick Wolf and Alec Empire.

  1. Kriegspiel
  2. Hard Times
  3. Oblivion
  4. The Bachelor
  5. Damaris
  6. Thickets
  7. Count of Casualty
  8. Who Will?
  9. Vulture
  10. Blackdown
  11. The Sun Is Often Out
  12. Theseus
  13. Battle
  14. The Messenger


In March 1970.

In March 1970, “BYG Actuel” label released “Magick Brother”, the debut Gong studio album. It was recorded September-October 1969, at “Studio Eta” and “Studio Europa Sonor” in Paris, and was produced by Jean Georgakarakos and Jean-Luc Young.


  • Gilli Smyth– space whisper
  • Daevid Allen– guitar, bass guitar, vocals
  • Didier Malherbe– flute, soprano saxophone
  • Rachid Houari – drums, percussion
  • Barre Phillips– contrabass
  • Earl Freeman – contrabass, piano
  • Burton Greene– piano
  • Dieter Gewissler – bowed contrabass
  • Tasmin Smyth – voices

Track listing:

All tracks by Daevid Allen.

Early Morning side

  1. Mystic Sister
  2. Magick Brother
  3. Rational Anthem (Change the World)
  4. Glad To Sad To Say
  5. Chainstore Chant
  6. Pretty Miss Titty
  7. Fredfish / Hope You Feel OK

Late Night side

  1. Ego
  2. Gong Song
  3. Princess Dreaming
  4. 5 & 20 Schoolgirls
  5. Cos You Got Green Hair


In March 1971.


In March 1971, “Philips” label released “Histoire de Melody Nelson”, the tenth Serge Gainsbourg album. It was recorded April 1970 – February 1971, at “Studio Marble Arch” in London, and “Studio des Dames” in Paris, and was produced by Jean-Claude Desmarty. “Histoire de Melody Nelson” is regarded to be the best and most influential Gainsbourg album.


  • Serge Gainsbourg- vocals, piano, guitar
  • Alan Parker– guitar
  • Big Jim Sullivan- rhythm guitar
  • Dave Richmond– bass
  • Roger Coulam– keyboards
  • Jean-Claude Vannier- arrangements, orchestra direction
  • Jane Birkin- vocal parts
  • Dougie Wright – drums
  • Jean-Luc Ponty- electric violin
  • Jean-Claude Charvier – recording

Track listing:

All tracks by Serge Gainsbourg except where noted.

  1. Melody
  2. Ballade de Melody Nelson – music by Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Claude Vannier
  3. Valse de Melody
  4. Ah! Melody – music by Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Claude Vannier
  5. L’hôtel particulier
  6. En Melody – music by Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Claude Vannier
  7. Cargo culte

In December 1970.


In December 1970, “Reprise” label released “Desertshore”, the third Nico studio album. It was recorded in 1970, at “Sound Techniques Ltd.” in London, and “Studios Davout” in Paris, and was produced by John Cale and Joe Boyd. The album covers feature stills from the film La cicatrice interieure by Philippe Garrel, which starred Nico, Phillippe Garrel and her son Ari Boulogne.


  • Nico – vocals, harmonium
  • John Cale– all other instruments except trumpet, harmony voices
  • Adam Miller – harmony voices
  • Ari Boulogne– vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Nico.

  1. Janitor of Lunacy
  2. The Falconer
  3. My Only Child
  4. Le petit chevalier
  5. Abschied
  6. Afraid
  7. Mütterlein
  8. All That Is My Own

On October 5, 2012.


On October 5, 2012, “Modular Recordings” label released “Lonerism” the second  Tame Impala studio album. It was recorded 2010–2012, at Perth, Australia and in Paris, and was produced by Kevin Parker. In November 2012, “Lonerism” won the 2012 “J Award” for Australian “Album of the Year”. In 2013 tame Impala won the “Rolling Stone Australia” award for “2012 Album of the Year”. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIIA”.


  • Kevin Parker– vocals, instrumentation, cover photo
  • Jay Watson – piano, keys
  • Melody Prochet– spoken voice
  • Dave Fridmann– mixer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Leif Podhajsky– artwork and layout
  • Matthew C. Saville – studio photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Parker, except “Apocalypse Dreams” and “Elephant”, by Kevin Parker and Jay Watson.

  1. Be Above It
  2. Endors Toi
  3. Apocalypse Dreams
  4. Mind Mischief
  5. Music to Walk Home By
  6. Why Won’t They Talk to Me?
  7. Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
  8. Keep on Lying
  9. Elephant
  10. She Just Won’t Believe Me
  11. Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control
  12. Sun’s Coming Up


On September 29, 1986.


On September 29, 1986, “Virgin” label released “The Pacific Age” the seventh Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark album. It was recorded 1985–1986, at “Studio De La Grande Armée” in Paris, “Amazon Studios” in Liverpool, and was produced by Stephen Hague.


  • Paul Humphreys– keyboards, percussion, vocals
  • Andy McCluskey– vocals, keyboards, bass guitar
  • Malcolm Holmes– drums, percussion
  • Martin Cooper– keyboards, saxophone
  • Graham Weir –trombone, keyboards, guitar
  • Neil Weir –trumpet, bass
  • Stephen Hague– additional keyboards, guitar
  • Kamil Rustam– guitar
  • Aliss Terrell, Yvonne Jones,Carole Fredericks – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Stay (The Black Rose and the Universal Wheel) – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  2. (Forever) Live and Die- Paul Humphreys, Graham Weir, Neil Weir
  3. The Pacific Age – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  4. The Dead Girls – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  5. Shame – Paul Humphreys, Graham Weir, Neil Weir, Graham Weir
  6. Southern – Paul Humphreys, Graham Weir, Neil Weir, Graham Weir
  7. Flame of Hope – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  8. Goddess of Love – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey
  9. We Love You – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey, Stephen Hague
  10. Watch Us Fall – Paul Humphreys, Andy McCluskey, Stephen Hague