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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.


  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

In November 1969.

In November 1969, “Elektra” label released “Changing Horses”, the fifth Incredible String Band album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Sound Techniques” in London, “Elektra Records Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Joe Boyd.


  • Robin Williamson– lead and backing vocals,  guitars,  washboard , piano,  flute, sarangi, Chinese banjo, percussion, organ, gimbri, violin
  • Mike Heron- lead vocals, guitars, piano, vibraphone, percussion, sitar, mandolin, backing vocals
  • Licorice McKechnie- guitar, organ, kazoo, percussion, backing vocals
  • Rose Simpson- bass guitar, percussion, backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Big Ted – Robin Williamson
  2. White Bird – Mike Heron
  3. Dust Be Diamonds – Mike Heron, Robin Williamson
  4. Sleepers, Awake! – Mike Heron
  5. and Mrs. – Robin Williamson
  6. Creation – Robin Williamson


In November 1968.

In November 1968, “Elektra” label released “Wee Tam and the Big Huge”, the fourth  Incredible String Band album. It was recorded April – August 1968, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Joe Boyd.


  • Robin Williamson– lead vocals; guitar, bass guitar, guimbri, percussion,  sarangi, violin, harpsichord, piano, organ, kazoo, bass drum, whistle, harmonica,  drums
  • Mike Heron– lead vocals, guitar,  bass guitar, sitar, organ, harpsichord, washboard, percussion, harmonica
  • Rose Simpson– violin; percussion, backing vocals
  • Licorice McKechnie– percussion, Irish harp,  backing vocals

Track listing:

Wee Tam

  1. Job’s Tears Robin Williamson
  2. Puppies – Mike Heron
  3. Beyond the Sea – Mike Heron
  4. The Yellow Snake – Robin Williamson
  5. Log Cabin Home in the Sky – Mike Heron
  6. You Get Brighter – Mike Heron
  7. The Half-Remarkable Question – Robin Williamson
  8. Air – Mike Heron
  9. Ducks on a Pond – Robin Williamson

The Big Huge

  1. Maya – Robin Williamson
  2. Greatest Friend – Mike Heron
  3. The Son of Noah’s Brother – Robin Williamson
  4. Lordly Nightshade – Robin Williamson
  5. The Mountain of God – Robin Williamson
  6. Cousin Caterpillar – Mike Heron
  7. The Iron Stone – Robin Williamson
  8. Douglas Traherne Harding – Mike Heron
  9. The Circle Is Unbroken – traditional, arr. by Robin Williamson

In August 1979.

In August 1979, “Mercury” label released “Into the Music”, the eleventh Van Morrison studio album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Record Plant” in Sausalito, and was produced by Van Morrison and Mick Glossop.


  • Van Morrison – vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Herbie Armstrong – guitar, backing vocals
  • Pee Wee Ellis– tenor saxophone
  • David Hayes– bass
  • Mark Isham– trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
  • Mark Jordan – piano
  • Katie Kissoon– backing vocals
  • Toni Marcus – mandolin, violin, viola, stroviola
  • Peter Van Hooke– drums
  • John Allair – organ
  • Ry Cooder– slide guitar
  • Zakir Hussain– tabla
  • Robin Williamson– penny whistle
  • Kurt Wortman – drums
  • Assistant producer, recorded, mixed by: Mick Glossop
  • Assistant Engineers: Alex Kash, Leslie Ann Jones
  • Horn arrangements: Pee Wee Ellis, Mark Isham
  • Coordination: Richard Freeman, Ed Fletcher
  • Photography, design: Norman Seeff

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison, except where noted.

  1. Bright Side of the Road
  2. Full Force Gale
  3. Steppin’ Out Queen
  4. Troubadours
  5. Rolling Hills
  6. You Make Me Feel So Free
  7. Angeliou
  8. And the Healing Has Begun
  9. It’s All in the Game – Charles Dawes, Carl Sigman
  10. You Know What They’re Writing About

On August 20, 1980.

On August 20, 1980, “RCA” label released “24 Carrots”, the ninth Al Stewart studio album. It was recorded in May 1980 at “Davlen Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Chris Desmond and Al Stewart. It was his first album with his band Shot in the Dark.


  • Al Stewart- vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, synthesizer
  • Peter White- keyboards, acoustic and lectric guitar
  • Adam Yurman – electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Robin Lamble – bass guitar, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion
  • Krysia Kristianne – backing vocals
  • Bryan Savage – alto saxophone, flute
  • Harry Stinson, Ken Nicol- backing vocals
  • Bob Marlette– keyboards
  • Russ Kunkel, Mark Sanders, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Chapman, Beau Segal – drums
  • Lenny Castro– congas
  • Robin Williamson– mandocello
  • Sylvia Woods- Celtic harp
  • Jerry McMillan – violin

Track listing:

  1. Running Man
  2. Midnight Rocks
  3. Constantinople
  4. Merlin’s Time
  5. Mondo Sinistro
  6. Murmansk Run/Ellis Island
  7. Rocks in the Ocean
  8. Paint by Numbers
  9. Optical Illusion


In July 1967.

In July 1967, “Elektra” label released “The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion”, the second The Incredible String Band studio album. It was recorded in 1967 at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Joe Boyd.


  • Robin Williamson- vocals, guitar, mandolin, oud, bowed and bass gimbri, flute, percussion
  • Mike Heron- vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Licorice McKechnie- vocals, percussion
  • Danny Thompson- double bass
  • John Hopkins- piano
  • Soma (Nazir Jairazbhoy)- sitar, tanpura

Track listing:

  1. Chinese White – Mike Heron
  2. No Sleep Blues – Robin Williamson
  3. Painting Box – Mike Heron
  4. The Mad’s Hatter’s Song – Robin Williamson
  5. Little Cloud – Mike Heron
  6. The Eyes of Fate – Robin Williamson
  7. Blues for the Muse – Robin Williamson
  8. The Hedgehog’s Song – Mike Heron
  9. First Girl I Loved – Robin Williamson
  10. You Know What You Could Be – Mike Heron
  11. My Name Is Death – Robin Williamson
  12. Gently Tender – Mike Heron
  13. Way Back in the 1960s – Robin Williamson

On June 1, 1966.

On June 1, 1966, “Elektra” label released the debut, self-titled Incredible String Band album. It was recorded in 1966, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Joe Boyd. In the Melody Maker’s annual poll, “The Incredible String Band” won the title “Folk Album of the Year”.


  • Mike Heron– lead and backing vocals; guitar
  • Clive Palmer– lead and backing vocals; banjo, guitar; kazoo
  • Robin Williamson– lead vocals, violin, guitar,  tin whistle; mandolin; backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Maybe Someday – Mike Heron
  2. October Song – Robin Williamson
  3. When the Music Starts to Play – Mike Heron
  4. Schaeffer’s Jig – traditional
  5. Womankind – Robin Williamson
  6. The Tree – traditional, arr. Robin Williamson
  7. Whistle Tune – traditional, arr. Robin Williamson
  8. Dandelion Blues – Robin Williamson
  9. How Happy I Am – Mike Heron
  10. Empty Pocket Blues – Clive Palmer
  11. Smoke Shovelling Song – Robin Williamson
  12. Can’t Keep Me Here – Mike Heron
  13. Good as Gone – Robin Williamson
  14. Footsteps of the Heron – Mike Heron
  15. Niggertown – traditional, arr. Clive Palmer
  16. Everything’s Fine Right Now – Mike Heron