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In October 1973.

In October 1973, “CBS” label released “Past, Present and Future”, the fifth Al Stewart studio album. It was recorded in April 1973, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by John Anthony.

Personnel:

  • Al Stewart – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Tim Renwick – electric guitar
  • Peter Berryman – acoustic guitar
  • Isaac Guillory – acoustic and classical guitar
  • B.J. Cole – steel guitar
  • Peter Wood – keyboards, piano, accordion
  • Rick Wakeman – piano, keyboards
  • Tim Hinkley – keyboards
  • Bob Andrews – keyboards
  • Bob Sargeant – keyboards
  • Francis Monkman – Moog synthesizer
  • Alistair Anderson – English concertina
  • Bruce Thomas – bass
  • Brian Odgers – bass
  • John Wilson – drums
  • Frank Ricotti – percussion
  • Roger Taylor – percussion
  • Richard Hewson – string arrangements
  • Haim Romano – mandolin
  • Dave Swarbrick – mandolin
  • Luciano Bravo – steel band
  • Lennox James – steel band
  • Michael Oliver – steel band
  • Krysia Kocjan – backing vocals
  • John Donelly – backing vocals
  • Mick Welton – backing vocals
  • Kevin Powers – backing vocals
  • Mike “Clay” Stone – engineer
  • Mario Grattarola – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Stewart.

  1. Old Admirals
  2. Warren Harding
  3. Soho (Needless to Say)
  4. The Last Day of June 1934
  5. Post World War Two Blues
  6. Roads to Moscow
  7. Terminal Eyes
  8. Nostradamus

On January 25, 1999.

On January 25, 1999, “Verglas Music” label released “Jabberwocky”, the first of two albums by Clive Nolan and Oliver Wakeman. It was recorded in 1998, at “Thin Ice Studios” in Surrey, UK, and was produced by Clive Nolan and Karl Groom.

Personnel:

  • Clive Nolan – keyboards, engineer
  • Oliver Wakeman – keyboards
  • Pete Gee – fretless bass
  • Ian Salmon – guitar, bass
  • Peter Banks – guitars
  • Jon Jeary – acoustic guitar
  • Tony Fernandez – drums
  • Bob Catley as The Boy
  • Tracy Hitchings as The Girl
  • James Plumridge as The Jabberwock
  • Paul Allison as The Tree
  • Rick Wakeman – The Narrator
  • Michelle Young, Michelle Gulrajani, Suzanne Chenery, Tracy Hitchings, Sian Roberts, John Jowitt, Dave Wagstaffe, Donald Morrison, Ian Gould, John Mitchell, Tina Riley, Clive Nolan – the choir
  • Karl Groom – engineer
  • Matt Goodluck – design, layout
  • Rodney Matthews – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Clive Nolan and Oliver Wakeman.

  1. Overture
  2. Coming to Town
  3. Dangerous World
  4. The Forest
  5. A Glimmer of Light
  6. Shadows
  7. Enlightenment
  8. Dancing Water
  9. The Burgundy Rose
  10. The Mission
  11. Call to Arms
  12. Finale

In July 1971.

In July 1971, “A&M” label released “From the Witchwood”, the fourth Strawbs album. It was recorded February – March 1971, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Visconti.

Personnel:

  • Dave Cousins– lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, dulcimer, banjo, recorder
  • Tony Hooper– lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, autoharp, tambourine
  • Rick Wakeman– piano, organ, celeste, mellotron, Moog synthesizer, clavinet, harpsichord
  • John Ford– lead and backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Richard Hudson– lead and backing vocals, drums, sitar
  • Bill Price– engineer
  • Alan Harris – engineer
  • John Punter– engineer
  • Chris Michie – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Cousins, except where noted.

  1. A Glimpse of Heaven
  2. Witchwood
  3. Thirty Days – John Ford
  4. Flight – Richard Hudson
  5. The Hangman and the Papist
  6. Sheep
  7. Cannon Dale – Richard Hudson
  8. The Shepherd’s Song
  9. In Amongst the Roses
  10. I’ll Carry On beside You

On June 20, 1989.

On June 20, 1989, “Arista” label released the self – titled, debut and the only Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe album. It was recorded 1988 – 1989, at “La Frette Studios” in Paris, “AIR Studios” in Montserrat, British West Indies, “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Jon Anderson and Chris Kimsey.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson– lead vocals
  • Bill Bruford– Tama acoustic drums, Simmons SDX electronic drums
  • Rick Wakeman– keyboards
  • Steve Howe– guitars
  • Tony Levin– vocals, bass, Chapman stick
  • Matt Clifford – vocals, keyboards, programming, orchestration
  • Milton McDonald– rhythm guitar
  • The Oxford Circus Singers – Deborah Anderson, Tessa Niles, Carol Kenyon, Frank Dunnery
  • M.C. Singers – Jon, Matt, Chris
  • Emerald Isle Community Singers
  • In Seine Singers
  • Chris Kimsey– engineering
  • Chris Potter – engineering
  • Giles Sampic – engineering
  • Rupert Coulson – assistant engineering
  • George Cowen – assistant engineering
  • Steve Orchard – assistant engineering
  • “Texas” Joe Hammer – percussion programming
  • Chris Ranson – group technician
  • Michael Barbiero– mixing
  • Steve Thompson – mixing
  • George Cowan – assistant mixing
  • Olivier Bloch-Laine – assistant
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Roger Dean– artwork, painting, design
  • Martyn Dean – stage design consultant

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, and Bill Bruford, except where noted.

  1. Themes
    1. SoundThe
    2. Second Attention
  • Soul Warrior
  1. Fist of Fire
  2. Brother of Mine
  3. The Big Dream
  4. Nothing Can Come Between Us
  • Long Lost Brother of Mine – Geoff Downes
  1. Birthright – Max Bacon
  2. The Meaning
  3. Quartet
  4. I Wanna Learn
  5. She Gives Me Love – Ben Dowling
  • Who Was the First
  1. I’m Alive
  2. Teakbois
  3. Order of the Universe
  4. Order Theme
  5. Rock Gives Courage – Rhett Lawrence
  • It’s So Hard to Grow
    1. The Universe

On August 15, 2013.

On August 15, 2013, Days Between Stations self released “In Extremis”, band’s second album.

Personnel:

  • Sepand Samzadeh– synthesizer, guitar
  • Oscar Fuentes – synthesizer, piano, acoustic guitar
  • Peter Banks – 2nd lead and rhythm guitar
  • Billy Sherwood– lead vocals, drums
  • Matt Bradford – dobro
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • Rick Wakeman- keyboard solo
  • Colin Moulding- lead vocals
  • Ali Nouri – tar solo
  • Jeffery Samzadeh – sonati vocals
  • The Barbershop Quartet – Pat Claypool, Matt Gray, Eric Orr, David Rakita
  • Chris Tedesco and The Angel City Orchestra
  • Paul Whitehead – artwork, layout

Track listing:

All music by Sepand Samzadeh and Oscar Fuentes. All lyrics by Sepand Samzadeh, Oscar Fuentes and Billy Sherwood.

  1. No Cause For Alarm
  2. In Utero
  3. Visionary
  4. Blackfoot
  5. The Man Who Died Two Time
  6. Waltz In E Minor
  7. Eggshell Man
  8. In Extremis
  • Part I: Mass
  • Part II: On The Ground
  • Part III: A Requiem
  • Part IV: Writing on Water
  • Part V: Overland
  • Part VI: Traveler

On May 15, 2013.

On May 15, 2013, Days Between Stations self released “In Extremis”, bands second album. It was recorded 2012 – 2013, and was produced by Sepand Samzadeh and Oscar Fuentes.

Personnel:

  • Sepand Samzadeh– synthesizer, guitar
  • Oscar Fuentes – synthesizer, piano, acoustic guitar
  • Peter Banks – 2nd Lead and rhythm guitar
  • Matt Bradford – dobro
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • Colin Moulding- lead vocals
  • Jeffery Samzadeh – sonati vocals
  • Ali Nouri – tar solo
  • Billy Sherwood– lead vocals, drums
  • Rick Wakeman– keyboards
  • The Barbershop Quartet – Pat Claypool, Matt Gray, Eric Orr, David Rakita
  • Chris Tedesco & The Angel City Orchestra
  • Paul Whitehead – artwork, layout

Track listing:

All music by Sepand Samzadeh and Oscar Fuentes, all lyrics by Sepand Samzadeh, Oscar Fuentes and Billy Sherwood.

  1. No Cause For Alarm
  2. In Utero
  3. Visionary
  4. Blackfoot
  5. The Man Who Died Two Times
  6. Waltz In E Minor
  7. Eggshell Man
  8. In Extremis
  • Part I: Mass
  • Part II: On The Ground
  • Part III: A Requiem
  • Part IV: Writing on Water
  • Part V: Overland
  • Part VI: Traveler

On January 1, 1972.

On January 1, 1972, “CBS” label released “Orange”, the fourth Al Stewart album. It was recorded in September 1971, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by John Anthony.

Personnel:

  • Al Stewart – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Rick Wakeman– keyboards
  • Tim Renwick– guitar
  • Bob Andrews– keyboards
  • Cal Batchelor – guitar
  • John Donnelly – background vocals
  • Graham Hunt – drums
  • Brian Odgers – bass
  • Roger Pope – drums
  • Kevin Powers – background vocals
  • Brinsley Schwarz– guitar
  • Bruce Thomas– bass
  • Tim Walker – Spanish guitar
  • Mick Welton – background vocals
  • John Wilson– drums
  • David Hentschel– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Stewart, except where noted.

  • You Don’t Even Know Me
  • Amsterdam
  • Songs Out of Clay
  • The News from Spain
  • I Don’t Believe You – Bob Dylan
  • Once an Orange, Always an Orange
  • I’m Falling
  • Night of the 4th of May

On January 13, 2017.

On January 13, 2017, “Universal Music Group” label released “Piano Portraits”, album by Rick Wakeman. It was recorded July – August 2016, at “The Old Granary Studio” in Norfolk, UK, and was produced by Rick Wakeman.

Personnel:

  • Rick Wakeman– Steinway Model D concert grand piano
  • Erik Jordan – engineer
  • Ian Brown – project co-ordinator
  • Stylorouge – design
  • Rob O’Connor – photographer
  • Dick Beetham – mastering at 360 Mastering

Track listing:

  1. Help – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  2. Stairway to Heaven – Robert Plant, Jimmy Page
  3. Life on Mars – David Bowie
  4. I’m Not in Love – Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
  5. Wonderous Stories – Jon Anderson
  6. Berceuse – Gabriel Fauré, arr. Rick Wakeman
  7. Amazing Grace – traditional, arr. by Rick Wakeman
  8. Swan Lake – Peter Tchaikovsky, arr. by Rick Wakeman
  9. Morning Has Broken – traditional, arr. by Rick Wakeman
  10. Summertime – George Gershwin
  11. Space Oddity – David Bowie
  12. Dance of the Damselflies – Rick Wakeman
  13. Clair de Lune – Claude Debussy, arr. by Rick Wakeman
  14. I Vow to Thee, My Country – Gustav Holst, arr. by Rick Wakeman
  15. Eleanor Rigby – John Lennon, Paul McCartney

In November 1977.

In November 1977, “A&M” label released “Rick Wakeman’s Criminal Record”, the seventh Rick Wakeman studio album. It was recorded April – June 1977, at “Mountain Studios” in Montreux, Switzerland, and was produced by Rick Wakeman.

Personnel:

• Rick Wakeman – Steinway 9′ grand piano, Polymoog synthesiser, Hammond C3 organ, Birotron, Mander pipe organ at St. Martin’s church in Vevey, RMI computer keyboard, harpsichord, Fender Rhodes 88 electric piano, Hohner clavinet, Baldwin electric harpsichord, church organ, Minimoog synthesiser
• Chris Squire – bass guitar
• Alan White – drums
• Frank Ricotti – percussion
• Bill Oddie – vocals
• Ars Laeta Choir of Lausanne – choir
• Robert Mernoud – conductor
• John Timperley – engineer, mixing
• Dave Richards – assistant engineer, mixing
• Chuck Beeson – visual concept, design
• Roland Young – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Wakeman.

1. Statue of Justice
2. Crime of Passion
3. Chamber of Horrors
4. Birdman of Alcatraz
5. The Breathalyser
6. Judas Iscariot

In November 1975.

In November 1975, “A&M” label released “Nomadness”, the tenth Strawbs album. It was recorded June – July 1975, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Tom Allom.

Personnel:

  • Dave Cousins– lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, dulcimer, banjo
  • Dave Lambert– lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Chas Cronk– backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Rod Coombes– backing vocals, drums, acoustic guitar
  • John Mealing– piano, organ, electric piano
  • Tony Carr – congas
  • Jack Emblow– accordion
  • Tommy Eyre– piano, clavinet, synthesizer
  • John Lumley-Saville – synthesizer
  • Rick Wakeman– electric harpsichord
  • Tom Allom – cymbalum
  • Vic Gamm – engineer

Track listing:

  1. To Be Free – Dave Cousins
  2. Little Sleepy – Dave Lambert
  3. The Golden Salamander – Dave Cousins
  4. Absent Friend (How I Need You) – Dave Cousins
  5. Back on the Farm – Dave Cousins
  6. So Shall Our Love Die? – Dave Cousins
  7. Tokyo Rosie – Dave Cousins
  8. A Mind of My Own – Rod Coombes
  9. Hanging in the Gallery – Dave Cousins
  10. The Promised Land – Chas Cronk