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In September 1972.

In September 1972, “Reprise” label released “Bandstand”, the sixth Family studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Olympic Studio” in London, and was produced by George Chkiantz, Roger Chapman, Charlie Whitney, Poli Palmer, John Wetton and Rob Townsend.


  • Roger Chapman– lead vocals, percussion, soprano saxophone
  • Charlie Whitney– guitars, keyboards
  • Poli Palmer– keyboards, vibes, flute, percussion, guitar
  • John Wetton– basses, backing vocals, guitars
  • Rob Townsend– drums, percussion
  • Linda Lewis– backing vocals
  • Del Newman – string arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Charlie Whitney and Roger Chapman except where noted.

  1. Burlesque
  2. Bolero Babe
  3. Coronation – Charlie Whitney, Roger Chapman, John Wetton
  4. Dark Eyes – Roger Chapman, Poli Palmer
  5. Broken Nose
  6. My Friend the Sun
  7. Glove
  8. Ready To Go
  9. Top of the Hill



In June 1986.

In June 1986, “Illuminated” label released “As Close As You Think”, the twelfth Kevin Ayers studio album. It was recorded in 1986 at “Boz Burrell Studio” in London, and was produced by Ollie Halsall and Poli Palmer.


  • Kevin Ayers– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Pat Crumly – flute, saxophone
  • Ollie Halsall – guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Poli Palmer – fairlight programming

Track listing:

  1. Stepping Out – Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall
  2. Fool After Midnight – Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall, Gregmar
  3. Wish I Could Fall – Kevin Ayers
  4. Only Heaven Knows – Kevin Ayers
  5. Too Old To Die Young – Kevin Ayers
  6. The Howlin’ Man – Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall
  7. Never My Baby – Kevin Ayers
  8. Budget Tours (part one) – Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall
  9. Budget Tours (part two) – Kevin Ayers, Ollie Halsall