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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 September 1969.

In September 1969, “CBS” label released “Love Chronicles”, the second Al Stewart studio album. It was recorded 1968 – 1969, and was produced by Roy Guest, John Wood and Al Stewart.

Personnel:

  • Al Stewart – vocals, guitar
  • Jimmy Page- guitar
  • Simon Breckenridge (Simon Nicol)- guitar
  • Mervyn Prestwyck (Richard Thompson)- guitar
  • Brian Brocklehurst – bass
  • Harvey Burns – drums
  • Martyn Francis (Martin Lamble) – drums
  • Brian Odgers, John Paul Jones, Ashley Hutchings- bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Stewart

  1. In Brooklyn
  2. Old Compton Street Blues
  3. The Ballad of Mary Foster
  4. Life and Life Only
  5. You Should Have Listened to Al
  6. Love Chronicles

In July 1970.

In July 1970, “Island” label released “Full House” the fifth Fairport Convention album. It was recorded February – April 1970, at “Sound Techniques Studio” in London,”Vanguard Studios” in New York City,  and was produced by Joe Boyd.

Personnel:

  • Dave Swarbrick– vocals, fiddle, viola, mandolin
  • Richard Thompson– vocals, electric guitar, sleeve not
  • Dave Pegg– vocals, bass guitar, mandolin
  • Dave Mattacks– drums, percussion, harmonium, bodhran
  • Simon Nicol– vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, bass guitar, electric dulcimer
  • Engineeredby John Wood

Track listing:

  1. Walk Awhile – Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick
  2. Dirty Linen – traditional, arr. by Dave Swarbrick
  3. Sloth – Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick
  4. Sir Patrick Spens – traditional, arr. by Dave Awarbrick, Richard Thompson, Dave Pegg, Dave Mattacks, Simon Nicol
  5. Flatback Caper – Ronald Cooper, Turlough O’Carolan
  6. Doctor of Physick – Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick
  7. Flowers of the Forest – traditional, arr. by Dave Awarbrick, Richard Thompson, Dave Pegg, Dave Mattacks, Simon Nicol

 

On July 3, 1969.

On July 3, 1969, “Island” label released “Unhalfbricking”, the third Fairport Convention  album. It was recorded January – April 1969, at “Sound Techniques” and “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Joe Boyd, Simon Nico, Sandy Denny, Richard Thompson, Ashley Hutchings, Simon Nicol and Martin Lamble. The cover photo was by Eric Hayes, sleeve design by Diogenic Attempts Ltd.

Personnel:

  • Sandy Denny– vocals, harpsichord
  • Richard Thompson– electric and acoustic guitars, electric dulcimer, piano accordion, organ, backing vocals
  • Ashley Hutchings– bass, backing vocals
  • Simon Nicol– electric and acoustic guitars, electric dulcimer, backing vocals
  • Martin Lamble– drums, stacked chair backs
  • Iain Matthews– backing vocals
  • Dave Swarbrick – fiddle
  • Trevor Lucas– triangle
  • Marc Ellington– vocals
  • Dave Mattacks– drums
  • Engineer: John Wood

Track listing:

  1. Genesis Hall – Richard Thompson
  2. Si tu dois partir – Bob Dylan
  3. Autopsy – Sandy Denny
  4. A Sailor’s Life – traditional, arranged by Denny, Thompson, Simon Nicol, Ashley Hutchings, Martin Lamble
  5. Cajun Woman – Richard Thompson
  6. Who Knows Where the Time Goes? – Sandy Denny
  7. Percy’s Song – Bob Dylan
  8. Million Dollar Bash – Bob Dylan

In June 1983.

In June 1983, “Hannibal Records” label released “Hand of Kindness”, the second Richard Thompson solo album. It was recorded in 1983, at “Olympic Studios” in London, “Ocean Way Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Joe Boyd.

Personnel:

  • Richard Thompson- guitar, vocals
  • Dave Pegg- bass guitar
  • Dave Mattacks- drums
  • Pete Zorn- saxophone, backing vocals
  • Pete Thomas- saxophone
  • Simon Nicol- guitar
  • John Hiatt, Bobby Kingand Clive Gregson – backing vocals
  • John Kirkpatrick- accordion, concertina
  • Aly Bain- violin

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Thompson.

  1. Tear-Stained Letter
  2. How I Wanted To
  3. Both Ends Burning
  4. A Poisoned Heart and a Twisted Memory
  5. Where the Wind Don’t Whine
  6. The Wrong Heartbeat
  7. Hand of Kindness
  8. Devonside
  9. Two Left Feet

 

In June 1971.

In June 1971, “Island” label released “Angel Delight”, the sixth Fairport Convention album.  It was recorded February – March 1971, at “Sound Techniques Ltd.” in London, and was produced by John Wood, Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick, Dave Pegg, Dave Mattacks and Simon Nicol.

Personnel:

  • Richard Thompson– vocals, electric guitar
  • Dave Swarbrick– lead vocals, mandolin, vocals, fiddle, viola, cuckoo
  • Dave Pegg– bass guitar, vocals, lead guitar, viola, violin
  • Dave Mattacks– drums, percussion, vocals, harmonium , tambourine, bass guitar, piano
  • Simon Nicol– lead vocals, vocals, guitar, bass guitar, electric dulcimer, violin

Track listing:

  1. Lord Marlborough – traditional
  2. Sir William Gower – traditional
  3. Bridge over the River Ash – traditional
  4. Wizard of the Worldly Game – Simon Nicol, Dave Swarbrick
  5. The Journeyman’s Grace – Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson
  6. Angel Delight – Dave Mattacks, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Dave Swarbrick
  7. Banks of the Sweet Primroses – traditional
  8. Instrumental Medley: The Cuckoo’s Nest/Hardiman the Fiddler/Papa Stoor” traditional
  9. The Bonny Black Hare – traditional
  10. Sickness & Diseases – Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson

 

In June 1968.

In June 1968, “Polydor” label released the debut, self-titled Fairport Convention  album.  It was recorded in November 1967, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Joe Boyd and Tod Lloyd.

Personnel:

  • Judy Dyble– lead vocals, electric and acoustic autoharps, recorder, piano
  • Ian MacDonald(Iain Matthews) – lead vocals, Jew’s harp
  • Richard Thompson– vocals, lead electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin
  • Simon Nicol– vocals, electric 12 and 6 string and acoustic guitars
  • Ashley Hutchings– bass guitar, jug, double bass
  • Martin Lamble– percussion, violin
  • Claire Lowther –cello

Track listing:

  1. Time Will Show the Wiser – Emitt Rhodes
  2. I Don’t Know Where I Stand – Joni Mitchell
  3. If (Stomp) – Ian MacDonald,Richard Thompson
  4. Decameron – Paul Ghosh, Andrew Horvitch, Richard Thompson
  5. Jack O’Diamonds – Bob Dylan,Ben Carruthers
  6. Portfolio – Judy Dyble,Tyger Hutchings
  7. Chelsea Morning – Joni Mitchell
  8. Sun Shade – Paul Ghosh, Andrew Horvitch, Richard Thompson
  9. The Lobster – George Painter, Tyger Hutchings, Richard Thompson
  10. It’s Alright Ma, It’s Only Witchcraft – Tyger Hutchings, Richard Thompson
  11. One Sure Thing – Harvey Brooks,Jim Glover
  12. M1 Breakdown – Tyger Hutchings,Simon Nicol