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In October 1970.

In October 1970, “Harvest” label released “Shooting at the Moon”, the second Kevin Ayers album. It was recorded April – September 1970, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Kevin Ayers and Peter Jenner.


  • Kevin Ayers – guitar, bass, vocals
  • David Bedford – organ, piano, accordion, marimbaphone, guitar
  • Lol Coxhill – saxophone, zoblophone
  • Mike Oldfield – bass, guitar and vocal
  • Mick Fincher – drums, percussion, bottles, ashtrays
  • The Whole World Chorus – backing vocals
  • Bridget St. John – vocals
  • Robert Wyatt – vocals
  • Peter Mews – engineer
  • Tom Fu – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Ayers

  1. May I?
  2. Rheinhardt & Geraldine/Colores Para Dolores
  3. Lunatics Lament
  4. Pisser Dans un Violon
  5. The Oyster and the Flying Fish
  6. Underwater
  7. Clarence in Wonderland
  8. Red Green and You Blue
  9. Shooting at the Moon



In May 1975.

In May 1975, “Virgin” label released “Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard”, the third Robert Wyatt solo album. It was recorded October 1974 – March 1975, at “The Manor Studios” and was produced by Robert Wyatt. The album art was by Wyatt’s wife Alfreda Benge.


  • Robert Wyatt– vocals, piano, imitation electric piano, organ, drums
  • Brian Eno– guitar, synthesizer, direct inject anti-jazz ray gun
  • Gary Windo– bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone
  • Nisar Ahmad “George” Khan– tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Mongezi Feza– trumpet
  • Fred Frith– piano
  • Bill MacCormick– bass guitar
  • John Greaves– bass guitar
  • Laurie Allan– drums

Track listing:

Side Ruth

  1. Soup Song – Brian Hopper, Robert Wyatt
  2. Sonia – Mongezi Feza
  3. Team Spirit – Bill MacCormick, Phil Manzanera, Robert Wyatt
  4. Song For Che – Charlie Haden

Side Richard

  1. Muddy Mouse (a) – Fred Frith, Robert Wyatt
  2. Solar Flares – Robert Wyatt
  3. Muddy Mouse (b) – Fred Frith, Robert Wyatt
  4. 5 Black Notes And 1 White Note – Jacques Offenbach Robert Wyatt
  5. Muddy Mouse (c) Which in Turn Leads To Muddy Mouth – Fred Frith, Robert Wyatt

In May 1974.

In May 1974, “Virgin” label released “Unrest”, the second Henry Cow studio album. It was recorded February-March 1974, at “The Manor” in Oxfordshire, and was produced by Tim Hodgkinson, Fred Frith, John Greaves, Chris Cutler and Lindsay Cooper. The album was dedicated to Robert Wyatt and Uli Trepte.


  • Tim Hodgkinson– organ, piano, alto saxophone, clarinet
  • Fred Frith– stereo guitar, violin, xylophone, piano
  • John Greaves– bass guitar, piano, voice
  • Chris Cutler– drums
  • Lindsay Cooper– bassoon, oboe, recorder, voice
  • Phil Becque – recording engineer, mixing engineer
  • Andy Morris – recording engineer
  • Mike Oldfield– recording engineer
  • Tim Hodgkinson, Fred Frith, John Greaves, Chris Cutler, Lindsay Cooper– mixing engineers
  • Ray Smith – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Tim Hodgkinson, Fred Frith, John Greaves, Chris Cutler and Lindsay Cooper, except where noted.

  1. Bittern Storm over Ulm – Fred Frith
  2. Half Asleep/Half Awake – John Greaves
  3. Runs – Fred Frith
  4. Solemn Music – Fred Frith
  5. Linguaphonie
  6. Upon Entering the Hotel Adlon
  7. Arcades
  8. Deluge


In May 1973.

In May 1973, “Harvest” label released “Bananamour”, the fourth Kevin Ayers studio album. It was recorded September-October 1972, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Kevin Ayers and Andrew King.


  • Kevin Ayers- guitar, vocals
  • Archie Legget – bass, harmony and lead vocals
  • Eddie Sparrow – drums
  • Steve Hillage- leead guitar
  • Mike Ratledge- organ
  • Robert Wyatt- harmony vocal
  • David Bedford- orchestral arrangement
  • Howie Casey- tenor saxophone
  • Dave Caswell – trumpet
  • Tristan Fry- cymbal
  • Lyle Jenkins – baritone saxophone
  • Ronnie Price – piano
  • Barry St. John- vocals
  • Liza Strike – vocals
  • Doris Troy- vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Ayers

  1. Don’t Let It Get You Down (For Rachel)
  2. Shouting in a Bucket Blues
  3. When Your Parents Go to Sleep
  4. Interview
  5. Internotional Anthem
  6. Decadence
  7. Oh! Wot A Dream
  8. Hymn
  9. Beware of the Dog


In December 1977.


In December 1977, “Polydor” label released “Before and After Science”, the fifth Brian Eno studio album.It was recorded in 1977, at “Basing Street Studios” in London, and “Conny’s Studio” in Cologne, and was produced by Brian Eno and Rhett Davies.


  • Brian Eno– voices, synthesizers, guitar, synthesised percussion, piano,  brass, vibes, metallics, bell, cover design
  • Paul Rudolph– bass, rhythm guitar, harmonic bass
  • Phil Collins– drums
  • Percy Jones– fretless bass, analogue delay bass
  • Rhett Davies– agong-gong, stick
  • Jaki Liebezeit– drums
  • Dave Mattacks– drums
  • Shirley Williams (Robert Wyatt) – brush timbales, time
  • Kurt Schwitters– voice
  • Fred Frith– modified guitar, cascade guitars
  • Andy Fraser– drums
  • Phil Manzanera– rhythm guitar
  • Robert Fripp– guitar
  • Achim Roedelius– grand piano, electric piano
  • Möbi Moebius– bass Fender piano
  • Bill MacCormick– bass
  • Brian Turrington – bass
  • Peter Schmidt– art prints
  • Rhett Davies – audio engineer
  • Ritva Saarikko – cover photograph
  • Conny Plank– engineer
  • Dave Hutchins – engineer
  • Cream – cover artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Eno, except where noted.

  1. No One Receiving
  2. Backwater
  3. Kurt’s Rejoinder
  4. Energy Fools the Magician – arranged by Percy Jones and Brian Eno
  5. King’s Lead Hat
  6. Here He Comes
  7. Julie With …
  8. By This River – Brian Eno, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Dieter Moebius
  9. Through Hollow Lands (for Harold Budd) – arranged by Fred Frith and Brian Eno
  10. Spider and I


In December 1968.


In December 1968, “Probe” label released the self titled, debut Soft Machine album. It was recorded April 1968, at “Record Plant Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Chas Chandler and Tom Wilson. It was the first album ever recorded in “Record Plant Studios” and was engineered by the studio co-founder Gary Kellgren.


  • Robert Wyatt – drums, lead vocals
  • Mike Ratledge – Lowrey Holiday De Luxe organ, piano
  • Kevin Ayers – bass, lead vocals , backing vocals, piano
  • Hugh Hopper – bass
  • The Cake – backing vocals
  • Byron Goto, Eli Allman & Henry Epstein – cover art

Track listing

  1. Hope for Happiness – Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge, Brian Hopper
  2. Joy of a Toy – Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge
  3. Hope for Happines (Reprise) – Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge, Brian Hopper
  4. Why Am I So Short? – Mike Ratledge, Kevin Ayers, Hugh Hopper
  5. So Boot If At All – Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge, Robert Wyatt
  6. A Certain Kind – Hugh Hopper
  7. Save yourself – Robert Wyatt
  8. Priscilla – Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge, Robert Wyatt
  9. Lullabye Letter – Kevin Ayers
  10. We Did it Again – Kevin Ayers
  11. Plus Belle qu’une Poubelle – Kevin Ayers
  12. Why Are We Sleeping – Kevin Ayers, Mike Ratledge, Robert Wyatt
  13. Box 25/4 Ltd. – Mike Ratledge, Hugh Hopper

On September 18, 2015.


On September 18, 2015, “Columbia” label released “Rattle That Lock”, the fourth David Gilmour solo studio album. It was recorded 2010 – 2015, at “Medina Studio” in Hove; “Astoria Studio” in Middlesex; “Abbey Road Studios” and “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by David Gilmour and Phil Manzanera. The cover artwork was created by Dave Stansbie from The Creative Corporation under the direction of Aubrey Powell, and the album book’s photographs were taken by Kevin Westenberg with Polly Samson. The album was certified Platinum in Italy by “FIMI”.


  • David Gilmour– lead vocals, guitars, keyboards, piano, SNCF sample, Hammond organ, bass guitar, bass harmonica, electric piano
  • Jon Carin– electric piano
  • David Crosby– backing vocals
  • Graham Nash– backing vocals
  • Danny Cummings– percussion
  • Steve DiStanislao– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Roger Eno– piano
  • Martin France – drums
  • Gabriel Gilmour – piano
  • Jools Holland– piano
  • Damon Iddins – accordion, calliope keyboard
  • Rado Klose– guitar
  • Chris Laurence– double bass
  • The Liberty Choir – backing vocals
  • Phil Manzanera– Hammond organ, keyboard elements, acoustic guitar
  • Louise Marshall – backing vocals
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Eira Owen – French horn
  • John Parricelli– guitar
  • Mica Paris– backing vocals
  • Guy Pratt– bass guitar
  • Mike Rowe – electric piano
  • Polly Samson– backing vocals
  • Yaron Stavi – bass guitar, double bass, backing vocals
  • Colin Stetson– saxophone
  • Richard Wright– voice sample, keyboards
  • Robert Wyatt– cornet
  • Zbigniew Preisner– orchestration
  • Michaël Boumendil– original SNCF jingle
  • Guy Pratt– bass guitar
  • Steve DiStanislao – drums

Track listing:

  1. 5 A.M. – David Gilmour
  2. Rattle That Lock – Polly Samson, David Gilmour, Michael Boumendi
  3. Faces of Stone – David Gilmour
  4. A Boat Lies Waiting – Polly Samson, David Gilmour
  5. Dancing Right in Front of Me – David Gilmour
  6. In Any Tongue – Polly Samson, David Gilmour
  7. Beauty – David Gilmour
  8. The Girl in the Yellow Dress – Polly Samson, David Gilmour
  9. Today – Polly Samson, David Gilmour
  10. And Then… David Gilmour