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In December 1968.

In December 1968, “MGM” label released “Love Is”, the third Eric Burdon and The Animals album. It was recorded in October 1968, at “TTG” and “Sunset Sound Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Eric Burdon, Zoot Money, Andy Summers, John Weider and Barry Jenkins.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon— lead vocals, spoken word
  • Zoot Money— bass, backing and co-lead (3, 8a) vocals, organ, piano, spoken word (8a)
  • Andy Summers— guitar, backing vocals
  • John Weider— guitar, violin, backing vocals
  • Barry Jenkins— drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Robert Wyatt- backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. River Deep, Mountain High – Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
  2. I’m an Animal – Sylvester Stewart
  3. I’m Dying (Or Am I?) – Eric Burdon
  4. Ring of Fire – June Carter, Merle Kilgore
  5. Colored Rain – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood
  6. To Love Somebody – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb
  7. As the Years Go Passing By – Deadric Malone
  8. Gemini – Steve Hammond / Madman – Zoot Money, Andy Summers
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In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Harvest” label released “Whatevershebringswesing”, the third Kevin Ayers album. It was recorded March – August 1971, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Kevin Ayers and Andrew King.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers– vocals, guitar, bass
  • David Bedford– keyboards, orchestral arrangements
  • Mike Oldfield– bass, guitar
  • Dave Dufort– drums
  • William Murray– percussion
  • Tony Carr – drums
  • Robert Wyatt– harmony vocals
  • Didier Malherbe– saxophone, flute
  • Gerry Fields – violin
  • Johnny Van Derek – violin
  • Bruce Malamut – flugelhorns, incidental brass, assistant engineer
  • Peter Mews, John Barrett – engineer
  • Adrian Boot – design
  • Adrian Lyne – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Ayers except where noted.

  1. There is Loving/Among Us/There is Loving – “Among Us” – David Bedford
  2. Margaret
  3. Oh My
  4. Song from the Bottom of a Well
  5. Whatevershebringswesing
  6. Stranger in Blue Suede Shoes
  7. Champagne Cowboy Blues – Mike Oldfield
  8. Lullaby

 

In November 1969.

In November 1969, “Harvest” label released “Joy of a Toy”, the debut Kevin Ayers solo album. It was recorded June – September 1969, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Kevin Ayers and Peter Jenner.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Ayers– guitars, bass, vocals
  • Robert Wyatt– drums
  • David Bedford– piano, mellotron, arranger
  • Mike Ratledge– organ
  • Hugh Hopper– bass
  • Paul Buckmaster– cello
  • Rob Tait – drums
  • Paul Minns – oboe
  • Peter Mews – engineer
  • Laurie Asprey – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Ayers

  1. Joy of a Toy Continued
  2. Town Feeling
  3. The Clarietta Rag
  4. Girl on a Swing
  5. Song for Insane Times
  6. Stop This Train (Again Doing It)
  7. Eleanor’s Cake (Which Ate Her)
  8. The Lady Rachel
  9. Oleh Oleh Bandu Bandong
  10. All This Crazy Gift of Time

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.

Personnel:

  • 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.

Personnel:

  • 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.

Personnel:

  • 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.

Personnel:

  • 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