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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 “Pour Down Like Silver”, the third Richard and Linda Thompson album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Richard Thompson and John Wood.

Personnel:

  • Richard Thompson- guitar, vocals, mandolin, banjo, Appalachian dulcimer, Hammered dulcimer, harmonium, electric piano
  • Linda Thompson– vocals
  • Timi Donald – drums
  • Pat Donaldson- bass guitar
  • Dave Mattacks– drums
  • Dave Pegg- bass guitar
  • John Kirkpatrick- accordion, concertina
  • Ian Whiteman – flute, shakuhachi
  • Aly Bain- fiddle
  • Nic Jones– fiddle
  • Henry Lowther- trumpet
  • Clare Lowther – cello
  • Jack Brymer- clarinet

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Thompson except where noted.

  1. Streets of Paradise
  2. For Shame of Doing Wrong
  3. The Poor Boy Is Taken Away
  4. Night Comes In
  5. Jet Plane in a Rocking Chair
  6. Beat the Retreat
  7. Hard Luck Stories
  8. Dimming of the Day / Dargai – “Dargai” written by J. Scott, arranged by Richard Thompson

 

In November 1975.

In November 1975, “A&M” label released “Nomadness”, the tenth Strawbs album. It was recorded June – July 1975, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Tom Allom.

Personnel:

  • Dave Cousins– lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, dulcimer, banjo
  • Dave Lambert– lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Chas Cronk– backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Rod Coombes– backing vocals, drums, acoustic guitar
  • John Mealing– piano, organ, electric piano
  • Tony Carr – congas
  • Jack Emblow– accordion
  • Tommy Eyre– piano, clavinet, synthesizer
  • John Lumley-Saville – synthesizer
  • Rick Wakeman– electric harpsichord
  • Tom Allom – cymbalum
  • Vic Gamm – engineer

Track listing:

  1. To Be Free – Dave Cousins
  2. Little Sleepy – Dave Lambert
  3. The Golden Salamander – Dave Cousins
  4. Absent Friend (How I Need You) – Dave Cousins
  5. Back on the Farm – Dave Cousins
  6. So Shall Our Love Die? – Dave Cousins
  7. Tokyo Rosie – Dave Cousins
  8. A Mind of My Own – Rod Coombes
  9. Hanging in the Gallery – Dave Cousins
  10. The Promised Land – Chas Cronk

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 November 1971.

In November 1971, “Island” label released “Bless the Weather”, the fifth John Martyn studio album. It was recorded in May 1971, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by John Martyn and John Woods.

Personnel:

  • John Martyn- vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards
  • Richard Thompson- guitar
  • Smiley De Jonnes – percussion
  • Beverley Martyn- guitar, vocals
  • Danny Thompson- double bass
  • Tony Reeves- double bass, bass guitar
  • Ian Whiteman – keyboards
  • Roger Powell – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Martyn except where noted.

  1. Go Easy
  2. Bless the Weather
  3. Sugar Lump
  4. Walk to the Water
  5. Just Now
  6. Head and Heart
  7. Let the Good Things Come
  8. Back Down the River
  9. Glistening Glyndebourne
  10. Singin’ in the Rain – Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed

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.

Personnel:

  • 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.

Personnel:

  • 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