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In December 1970.

In December 1970, “Philips” label released “Just Another Diamond Day”, the debut Vashti Bunyan album. It was recorded November – December 1969, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Joe Boyd.

Personnel:

  1. Vashti Bunyan- vocals, acoustic guitar
  2. Christopher Sykes – piano, organ
  3. John James – dulcitone
  4. Robin Williamson- fiddle, whistle, Celtic harp
  5. Dave Swarbrick- fiddle, mandolin
  6. Simon Nicol – banjo
  7. Mike Crowther – guitar
  8. Robert Kirby- string and recorder arrangements
  9. Joe Boyd- liner notes
  10. Jerry Boys – engineer
  11. John James – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Vashti Bunyan, except where noted.

  1. Diamond Day
  2. Glow Worms
  3. Lily Pond
  4. Timothy Grub
  5. Where I Like to Stand – Vashti Bunyan, John James
  6. Swallow Song
  7. Window Over the Bay – Vashti Bunyan, Robert Lewis
  8. Rose Hip November
  9. Come Wind Come Rain
  10. Hebridean Sun – Vashti Bunyan, Robert Lewis
  11. Rainbow River
  12. Trawlerman’s Song – Vashti Bunyan, Robert Lewis
  13. Jog Along Bess
  14. Iris’s Song for Us – Vashti Bunyan, Wally Dix, Iris Macfarlane
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In November 1975.

In November 1975, “Island” label released “Helen of Troy”, the sixth John Cale studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Sound Techniques” in  London, and was produced by John Cale.

Personnel:

  • John Cale – vocals, keyboards, guitar, production
  • Chris Spedding– guitar
  • Pat Donaldson– bass guitar
  • Timi Donald, Phil Collins– drums
  • Brian Eno– synthesizer
  • Robert Kirby– string, choir arrangement
  • John Wood– executive production
  • Vic Gamm – mixing engineer
  • Edward Barker – design
  • Keith Morris- photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Cale, except where noted.

  1. My Maria
  2. Helen of Troy
  3. China Sea
  4. Engine
  5. Save Us
  6. Cable Hogue
  7. I Keep a Close Watch
  8. Pablo Picasso – Jonathan Richman
  9. Leaving It Up to You
  10. Baby What You Want Me to Do – Jimmy Reed
  11. Sudden Death

In October 1976.

In October 1976, “Oyster” label released “Deep Cuts”, the eleventh Strawbs album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Rupert Holmes.

Personnel:

  • Dave Cousins– lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Dave Lambert– lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Chas Cronk– backing vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Rod Coombes– backing vocals, drums, percussion
  • Robert Kirby– backing vocals, mellotron, electric piano, French horn
  • John Mealing– piano, organ, electric piano, harpsichord, synthesizer
  • Rupert Holmes– piano, harpsichord, clavinet, clarinet

Track listing:

  1. I Only Want My Love to Grow in You – Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk
  2. Turn Me Round – Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk
  3. Hard Hard Winter – Dave Cousins, Robert Kirby
  4. My Friend Peter – Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk
  5. The Soldier’s Tale – Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk
  6. Simple Visions – Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk
  7. Charmer – Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk
  8. Wasting my Time (Thinking of You) – Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk
  9. Beside the Rio Grande – Dave Cousins
  10. So Close and Yet So Far Away – Dave Cousins

 

In May 1984.

In May 1984, “F-Beat” label released “Nick Lowe and His Cowboy Outfit”, the fifth Nick Lowe studio album. It was recorded in January 1984, at “Ampro Studios” in Shepherds Bush, “Riverside Studios” in Chiswick, “Eden Studios”, “Acton Boathouse Studios” in Twickenham, and was produced by Nick Lowe, Colin Fairley, Paul Bass and Elvis Costello.

Personnel:

  • Nick Lowe- vocals, bass guitar, guitar
  • Martin Belmont- guitar
  • Paul Carrack- keyboards, backing vocals
  • Bobby Irwin – drums, backing vocals
  • Billy Bremner- guitar
  • Bobby Valentino- fiddle
  • TKO Horns- Jeff Blythe – saxophone; Jimmy Paterson – trombone; Dave Plews – trumpet; Paul Speare – saxophone
  • Colin Phillips, Tony Phillips, Chris Ludwinski – engineering assistant
  • String Arrangements by Robert Kirby– string arrangements
  • Elvis Costello– horn arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Nick Lowe except where noted.

  1. Half a Boy and Half a Man
  2. Breakaway – Tom Springfield
  3. You’ll Never Get Me Up in One of Those – Mickey Jupp
  4. Love Like a Glove – Carlene Carter, James Eller
  5. The Gee and The Rick and The Three Card Trick
  6. (Hey Big Mouth) Stand Up and Say That
  7. Awesome – Nick Lowe, Profile
  8. God’s Gift to Women
  9. Maureen
  10. A.F.S.
  11. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young – Joe Allison

 

In May 1977.

In May 1977, “Island” label released “Rendezvous”, the fourth Sandy Denny album. It was recorded April-June 1976, at “Island Studios”, “CBS Studios”, Strawberry Studios” and Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Trevor Lucas.

Personnel:

  • Sandy Denny – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
  • Jerry Donahue- electric guitar
  • Junior Murvin- electric guitar
  • Richard Thompson- electric guitar
  • Bob Weston- electric guitar
  • Trevor Lucas – acoustic guitar
  • John (Rabbit) Bundrick- organ, synthesizer, piano
  • Steve Winwood- organ, clavinet, piano, electric piano
  • John Gillespie – piano
  • Pat Donaldson- bass
  • Dave Pegg- bass
  • Dave Mattacks- drums, tambourine
  • Timi Donald – drums
  • Brother James – congas
  • Dick Cuthell- flugelhorn
  • Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle, Sue Glover, Sunny Leslie, Kay Garner, Clare Torry, The Ladybirds – backing vocals
  • The Silver Band: John Hudson, Alan Holmes, Ray Grand, Gordon Bland, David White, Robert Richards, Peter Lockett & Philip Goodwin
  • Harry Robinson- orchestral arrangements
  • Steve Gregory- brass arrangements
  • Robert Kirby- silver band arrangement
  • Engineered – John Wood
  • Mastering – John Marino, Sterling Sounds
  • Sleeve Design – Bloomfield/Travis

Track listing:

All tracks by Sandy Denny except where noted.

  1. I Wish I Was a Fool For You (For Shame of Doing Wrong) – Richard Thompson
  2. Gold Dust
  3. Candle in the Wind – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  4. Take Me Away
  5. One Way Donkey Ride
  6. I’m a Dreamer
  7. All Our Days
  8. Silver Threads and Golden Needles – Jack Rhodes, Dick Reynolds
  9. No More Sad Refrains

 

In February 1972.

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In February 1972, “A&M” label released “Grave New World”, the fifth Strawbs album. It was recorded in November 1971, at “Morgan Studios”, “Island Studios” and “Landsdowne Studios”, and was produced by by Dave Cousins, Richard Hudson, John Ford, Blue Weaver, Tony Hooper, Gus Dudgeon and Tony Visconti. “Grave New World” was the first album to be released after the departure of Rick Wakeman, who left to join Yes. The album front cover was reproduction of William Blake’s Glad Day.

Personnel:

  • Dave Cousins– lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, dulcimer, recorder
  • Tony Hooper– lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, autoharp, tambourine
  • Blue Weaver– organ, piano, harmonium, mellotron, clavioline
  • John Ford– lead vocals, backing vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Richard Hudson– backing vocals, drums, sitar, tablas
  • Trevor Lucasand Anne Collins – backing vocals
  • Robert Kirby– arranger
  • Tony Visconti– arranger
  • Tom Allom– engineer
  • Martin Levan – assistant engineer
  • Frank Owen – engineer
  • John Mackswith– engineer

Track listing:

  1. Benedictus – Dave Cousins
  2. Hey Little Man … Thursday’s Child – Dave Cousins
  3. Queen of Dreams – Dave Cousins
  4. Heavy Disguise – John Ford
  5. New World – Dave Cousins
  6. Hey Little Man … Wednesday’s Child – Dave Cousins
  7. The Flower and the Young Man – Dave Cousins
  8. Tomorrow – Dave Cousins, Tony Hooper, John Ford, Blue Weaver, Richard Hudson
  9. On Growing Older – Dave Cousins
  10. Ah Me, Ah My – Tony Hooper
  11. Is It Today, Lord? – Richard Hudson
  12. The Journey’s End – Dave Cousins, Blue Weaver

 

On April 10, 2000.

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On April 10, 2000, “Island” label released “Heliocentric”, the fifth Paul Weller studio album. It was recorded “Heliocentric Studios” and “Black Barn Studios”, and  was produced by Paul Weller, Brendan Lynch.

Personnel:

  • Paul Weller – vocals, guitar
  • Cliff Stapleton – hurdy-gurdy
  • Steve Cradock– guitar
  • Dominic Kelly – oboe
  • Brendan Lynch– keyboards, percussion
  • Steve White– drums
  • Damon Minchella– bass
  • Robert Kirby– string arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Weller

  1. He’s the Keeper
  2. Frightened
  3. Sweet Pea, My Sweet Pea
  4. A Whale’s Tale
  5. Back in the Fire
  6. Dust and Rocks
  7. There’s No Drinking, After You’re Dead
  8. With Time & Temperance
  9. Picking Up Sticks
  10. Love-Less