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In August 1972.

In August 1972, “Polydor” label released the self-titled, second Roy Buchanan album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Record Plant East” in New York City, and was produced by Peter K. Siegel.

Personnel:

  • Roy Buchanan – guitar, vocals
  • Chuck Tilley– vocals
  • Teddy Irwin – rhythm guitar
  • Pete Van Allen – bass
  • Dick Heintze – keyboards
  • Ned Davis – drums
  • Shelly Yakus- engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Roy Buchanan except where noted.

  1. Sweet Dreams -Don Gibson
  2. I am a Lonesome Fugitive – Casey Anderson, Liz Anderson
  3. Cajun
  4. John’s Blues
  5. Haunted House – Bob Geddins
  6. Pete’s Blues
  7. The Messiah Will Come Again
  8. Hey Good Lookin’ – Hank Williams

 

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In August 1971.

In August 1971, “Polydor” label released “Van Ronk”, the tenth Dave Van Ronk album. It was recorded December 1970 – May 1971, at “Sound Exchange Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Dave Woods.

Personnel:

  • Dave Van Ronk – vocals, guitar, arrangements
  • Dave Woods – arrangements
  • Engineered by Steve Katz
  • Cover Art by Anne Friedman
  • Morale by Joanne Grace
  • Spiritual – John Jameson

Track listing:

  1. Bird on the Wire – Leonard Cohen
  2. Fox’s Minstrel Show – Michael Small
  3. Port of Amsterdam – Jacques Brel, Eric Blau, Mort Shuman
  4. Fat Old John – Peter Stampfel
  5. Urge for Going – Joni Mitchell
  6. Random Canyon – Peter Stampfel
  7. I Think It’s Going to Rain Today – Randy Newman
  8. Gaslight Rag -Dave Van Ronk
  9. Honey Hair – Dave Van Ronk
  10. Legend of the Dead Soldier – Bertolt Brecht, Eric Bentley
  11. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive – Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen

In August 1970.

In August 1970, “Atco/ Polydor” labels released the debut, self-titled Eric Clapton  solo album. It was recorded November 1969 – March 1970, at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Delaney Bramlett.

Personnel:

  • Eric Clapton – lead guitar, lead vocals
  • Delaney Bramlett – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Stephen Stills– guitar, backing vocals
  • Leon Russell, John Simon– piano
  • Bobby Whitlock– organ, backing vocals
  • Carl Radle– bass
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Jim Price– trumpet
  • Bobby Keys– saxophone
  • Tex Johnson – percussion
  • Bonnie Bramlett, Rita Coolidge, Sonny Curtis, Jerry Allison– backing vocals
  • Arranged by Delaney Bramlett
  • Engineer – Bill Halverson
  • Album design, photography – Barry Feinstein, Tom Wilkes

Track listing:

  1. Slunky – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton
  2. Bad Boy – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton
  3. Lonesome and a Long Way from Home – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell
  4. After Midnight – J. J. Cale
  5. Easy Now – Eric Clapton
  6. Blues Power – Eric Clapton, Leon Russell
  7. Bottle of Red Wine – Eric Clapton
  8. Lovin’ You Lovin’ Me – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton
  9. Told You For the Last Time – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Steve Cropper
  10. Don’t Know Why – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton
  11. Let It Rain – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton

In August 1969.

In August 1969, “Polydor” label released the self-titled, debut and only Blind Faith album. It was recorded February – June 1969, at “Olympic Studios” and “Morgan Studios”, and was produced by Jimmy Miller. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”, Platinum in Norway by “IFPI Norway” and Platinum in US by the “RIIA”. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 14 on its list of the “The 30 Greatest One Album Wonders”.

Personnel:

  • Steve Winwood– keyboards, vocals, guitars; bass guitar
  • Eric Clapton– guitars; vocals
  • Ric Grech– bass guitar, violin; vocals
  • Ginger Baker– drums, percussion; vocals
  • George Chkiantz, Keith Harwood, Andy Johns, Alan O’Duffy – engineers
  • Andy Johns, Jimmy Miller – mixing
  • Stanley Miller, Bob Seidemann– cover design and photography
  • Chris Blackwell, Robert Stigwood– executive producers
  • Margaret Goldfarb – production co-ordination

Track listing:

  1. Had to Cry Today – Stevie Winwood
  2. Can’t Find My Way Home – Stevie Winwood
  3. Well All… Right – Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, Joe B. Mauldin, Norman Petty
  4. Presence of the Lord – Eric Clapton
  5. Sea of Joy – Stevie Winwood
  6. Do What You Like – Ginger Baker

In July 1983.

In July 1983, “Polydor” label released “Private Collection”, the third Jon and Vangelis album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Vangelis.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson– vocals, arrangements
  • Vangelis– keyboards, synthesisers, programming, arrangements
  • Dick Morrissey- saxophone

Track listing:

All music by Vangelis, all lyrics by Jon Anderson.

  1. And When the Night Comes
  2. Deborah
  3. Polonaise
  4. He Is Sailing
  5. Horizon

In July 1981.

In July 1981, “Polydor” label released the debut, self titled Level 42 album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Vineyard”, “Chipping Norton” and “RAK” studios, and was produced by Mike Vernon.

Personnel:

  • Mark King– bass, percussion, vocals
  • Mike Lindup– Minimoog, acoustic and electric pianos, percussion, vocals (lead vocals, chorus lead and bridge lead vocals
  • Boon Gould– guitars
  • Phil Gould– drums, glockenspiel, timbales, backing vocals, percussion
  • Wally Badarou– Prophet 5, Korg Polyphonic, Minimoog, vocalizing
  • Leroy Williams– congas, bongos, percussion
  • Gary Barnacle– electric saxophone solo
  • Dave Chambers – tenor saxophone solo

Track listing:

  1. Turn It On – Wally Badarou, Boon Gould, Mark King
  2. 43 – Mark King
  3. Why Are You Leaving? – Boon Gould, Mike Lindup
  4. Almost There – Phil Gould, Boon Gould, Mark King
  5. Heathrow – Wally Badarou
  6. Love Games – Boon Gould, Mark King
  7. Dune Tune – Mark King
  8. Starchild – Wally Badarou, Boon Gould, Mark King

In July 1981.

In July 1981, “Polydor” label released “The Friends of Mr Cairo”, the second Jon and Vangelis album. It was recorded 1980 – 1981 at “Davout Studios” in Paris, and “Nemo Studios” in London, and was produced by Vangelis and Jon Anderson.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson – vocals
  • Vangelis – composer, arranger, performer
  • Dick Morrissey– saxophone, flute
  • David Coker – voices
  • Sally Grace– voices
  • Dennis Clarke – saxophone
  • Claire Hamill– backing vocals
  • Carol Kenyon– backing vocals
  • Roger Roche – engineer
  • Raine Shine – engineer
  • Alwyn Clayden – sleeve
  • Veronique Skawinska – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Friends of Mr Cairo
  2. Back to School
  3. Outside of This (Inside of That)
  4. State of Independence
  5. Beside
  6. The Mayflowe