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In January 1969.

In January 1969, “Pye” label released “Revelation”, the debut Man studio album. It was recorded in December 1968, at “Pye Studios” in London, and at “Langland Hotel” in Swansea, and was produced by John Schroeder.

Personnel:

  • Mike “Micky” Jones – vocals, lead guitar
  • Deke Leonard(credited as Roger Leonard) – vocals, guitar, harp, piano, percussion
  • Clive John – vocals, organ, piano, guitar
  • Jeff Jones – drums, percussion
  • Ray Williams – bass
  • John Schroeder – supervision
  • Alan Florence – engineer
  • Malcolm Eade – sound effects

Track listing:

  1. And in the Beginning….. – Roger Leonard
  2. Sudden Life – Roger Leonard, Clive John
  3. Empty Room – Clive John, Ray Williams
  4. Puella! Puella! (Woman! Woman!) – Mike Jones
  5. Love – Roger Leonard
  6. Erotica – Roger Leonard, Clive John, Mike Jones, Jeff Jones, Ray Williams
  7. Blind Man – Roger Leonard
  8. And Castles Rise in Children’s Eyes – Mike Jones
  9. Don’t Just Stand There (Come in Out of the Rain) – Mike Jones
  10. The Missing Pieces – Roger Leonard, Clive John, Martin Ace, Clive Reynolds
  11. The Future Hides its Face – Roger Leonard
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In September 1969.

In September 1969, “Pye” label released “Spare Parts”, the second Status Quo album. It was recorded January – September 1969, at “Pye Studios” in London, and was produced by John Schroeder.

Personnel:

  • Francis Rossi- guitar, vocals
  • Rick Parfitt- guitar, vocals
  • Alan Lancaster- bass, vocals
  • John Coghlan- drums
  • Roy Lynes- organ, vocals

Track listing:

  1. Face Without a Soul – Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt
  2. You’re Just What I Was Looking for Today – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  3. Are You Growing Tired of My Love – Anthony King
  4. Antique Angelique – Alan Lancaster, Bob Young
  5. So Ends Another Life – Alan Lancaster
  6. Poor Old Man – Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt
  7. Mind Detector – A. King
  8. The Clown – Alan Lancaster, Bob Young, Paul Nixon
  9. Velvet Curtains – King
  10. Little Miss Nothing – Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt
  11. When I Awake – Alan Lancaster, Bob Young
  12. Nothing at All – Alan Lancaster, Roy Lynes, Bob Young

 

In August 1970.

In August 1970, “Pye” label released “Ma Kelly’s Greasy Spoon”, the third Status Quo studio album. It was recorded in 1970, at “Pye Studios” in London, and was produced by John Schroeder.

Personnel:

  • Francis Rossi- guitar, vocals
  • Rick Parfitt- guitar, vocals
  • Alan Lancaster- bass, guitar, vocals
  • John Coghlan- drums
  • Roy Lynes- organ

Track listing:

  1. Spinning Wheel Blues – Francis Rossi, Bob Young
  2. Daughter – Alan Lancaster
  3. Everything – Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt
  4. Shy Fly – Francis Rossi, Bob Young
  5. (April) Spring, Summer and Wednesdays – Francis Rossi, Bob Young
  6. Junior’s Wailing – Kieran White, Martin Pugh
  7. Lakky Lady – Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt
  8. Need Your Love – Francis Rossi, Bob Young
  9. Lazy Poker Blues – Peter Green, Clifford Adams
  10. Is it Really Me/Gotta Go Home – Alan Lancaster

 

On November 27, 1970.

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On November 27, 1970, “Pye” label released “Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One”, the eighth Kinks studio album.It was recorded April –September 1970, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Ray Davies.

Personnel:

  • Ray Davies– lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards, resonator guitar
  • Dave Davies– lead guitar, banjo, backing vocals, lead vocals, co-lead vocal
  • Mick Avory– drums, percussion
  • John Dalton– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • John Gosling– keyboards, piano, organ

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davies, except where noted.

  1. The Contenders
  2. Strangers – Dave Davies
  3. Denmark Street
  4. Get Back in Line
  5. Lola
  6. Top of the Pops
  7. The Moneygoround
  8. This Time Tomorrow
  9. A Long Way from Home
  10. Rats – Dave Davies
  11. Apeman
  12. Powerman
  13. Got to be Free

On November 26, 1965.

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On November 26, 1965, “Pye” label released “The Kink Kontroversy”, the third Kinks studio album. It was recorded October 1965, at “Pye Studios” in London, and was produced by Shel Talmy.

Personnel:

  • Ray Davies– lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Dave Davies– lead guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals, shared lead vocals
  • Pete Quaife– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Mick Avory– drums, percussion
  • Clem Cattini– drums
  • Nicky Hopkins– keyboards
  • Rasa Davies – backing vocals
  • Shel Talmy– guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davies, except where noted.

  1. Milk Cow Blues – Sleepy John Estes
  2. Ring the Bells
  3. Gotta Get the First Plane Home
  4. When I See That Girl of Mine
  5. I Am Free
  6. Till the End of the Day
  7. The World Keeps Going Round
  8. I’m on an Island
  9. Where Have All the Good Times Gone
  10. It’s Too Late
  11. What’s in Store for Me
  12. You Can’t Win

On November 22, 1968.

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On November 22, 1968, “Pye” label released “The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society”, the sixth Kinks studio album. It was recorded October – November 1968, at “Pye Studios” in London, and was produced by Ray Davies. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 255 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Ray Davies– lead vocals, guitar,  keyboards,  harmonica,  saxophone, trumpet, trombone, accordion, oboe, flute
  • Dave Davies– lead guitar, backup vocals, lead vocals
  • Pete Quaife– bass, backup vocals
  • Mick Avory– drums, percussion
  • Nicky Hopkins– keyboards, mellotron
  • Rasa Davies– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davies, except where noted.

  1. The Village Green Preservation Society
  2. Do You Remember Walter?
  3. Picture Book
  4. Johnny Thunder
  5. Last of the Steam-Powered Trains
  6. Big Sky
  7. Sitting by the Riverside
  8. Animal Farm
  9. Village Green
  10. Starstruck
  11. Phenominal Cat
  12. All of My Friends Were There
  13. Wicked Annabella
  14. Monica
  15. People Take Pictures of Each Other

 

On October 22, 1965.

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On October 22, 1965, “Pye” label released “Fairytale”, the second Donovan studio album. It was recorded September 1965, at “Peer Music” in London, and was produced by Peter Eden, Geoff Stephens and Terry Kennedy.

Personnel:

  • Donovan – banjo, guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Skip Alan (Alan Skipper) – drums
  • Brian Locking– bass
  • Harold McNair– flute
  • Shawn Phillips– guitar, 12 string guitar
  • Ren Grevatt – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Colours – Donovan Leitch
  2. To Try for the Sun – Donovan Leitch
  3. Sunny Goodge Street – Donovan Leitch
  4. Oh Deed I Do – Bert Jansch
  5. Circus of Sour – Paul Bernath
  6. The Summer Day Reflection Song – Donovan Leitch
  7. Candy Man – traditional; arranged by Donovan Leitch
  8. Jersey Thursday – Donovan Leitch
  9. Belated Forgiveness Plea – Donovan Leitch
  10. The Ballad of a Crystal Man – Donovan Leitch
  11. The Little Tin Soldier – Shawn Phillips
  12. The Ballad of Geraldine – Donovan Leitch