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In December 1967.

In December 1967, “Warner Bros” label released “Song Cycle”, the debut Van Dyke Parks album. It, was recorded in 1967 at “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Van Dyke Parks– main performer, vocals
  • Ron Elliott, Dick Rosmini– guitar
  • Misha Goodatieff – violin
  • Virginia Majewski – viola
  • Carl Fortina – accordion
  • Nicolai Bolin, Vasil Crlenica, William Nadel, Alan Reuss, Leon Stewart, Thomas Tedesco– balalaika
  • Don Bagley, Gregory Bemko, Chuck Berghofer, Harry Bluestone, Samuel Boghossian, Dennis Budimir, Joseph Ditullio, Jesse Ehrlich, Nathan Gershman, Philip Goldberg, Armand Kaproff, William Kurasch, Leonard Malarsky, Jerome Reisler, Orville Rhodes, Trefoni Rizzi, Lyle Ritz, Joseph Saxon, Ralph Schaffer, Leonard Selic, Frederick Seykora, Darrel Terwilliger, Bob West – strings
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Norman Benno, Arthur Briegleb, Vincent DeRosa, George Fields, William Green, James Horn, Richard Hyde, Jay Migliori, Thomas Morgan, Ted Nash, Richard Perissi, Thomas Scott, Thomas Shepard– woodwind
  • Billie J. Barnum, Gerri Engeman, Karen Gunderson, James and Vanessa Hendricks, Durrie and Gaile Parks, Julia E. Rinker, Paul Jay Robbins, Nik Woods – choir
  • Hal Blaine, Gary Coleman, James Gordon, Earl Palmer– percussion
  • Steve Young– folk (“Vine Street” introduction tape)

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Dyke Parks, except where noted.

  1. Vine Street – Randy Newman
  2. Palm Desert
  3. Widow’s Talk
  4. Laurel Canyon Blvd
  5. The All Golden
  6. Van Dyke Parks (Public Domain)
  7. Public Domain
  8. Donovan’s Colours – Donovan Leitch
  9. The Attic
  10. Laurel Canyon Blvd
  11. By the People
  12. Pot Pourri

 

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In November 1975.

In November 1975, “Warner Bros” label released “The Last Record Album”, the fifth Little Feat studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “The Sound Factory” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Lowell George. The cover art was by Neon Park.

Personnel:

  • Lowell George- vocals, guitar
  • Paul Barrère- guitar, vocals
  • Sam Clayton- congas
  • Kenny Gradney- bass
  • Richard Hayward- drums, vocals
  • Bill Payne- keyboards, synthesizer, vocals
  • Valerie Carter- backing vocals
  • John Hall- guitar
  • Fran Tate- backing vocals
  • George Massenburg- engineer

Track listing:

  1. Romance Dance – Paul Barrère, Bill Payne
  2. All That You Dream – Paul Barrère, Bill Payne, Floyd
  3. Long Distance Love – Lowell George
  4. Day or Night – Bill Payne, Fran Tate
  5. One Love Stand – Paul Barrère, Kenny Gradney, Bill Payne
  6. Down Below the Borderline – Lowell George
  7. Somebody’s Leavin’ – Bill Payne
  8. Mercenary Territory – Lowell George, Richard Hayward

In November 1974.

In November 1974, “Warner Bros” label released “Wish You Were Here”, the sixth Badfinger album. It was recorded April – May 1974, at “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, Colorado; “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas.

Personnel:

  • Pete Ham– vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Joey Molland– vocals, guitar
  • Mike Gibbins– drums, keyboards, lead vocals
  • Tom Evans– vocals, bass
  • Average White Horns– horns

Track listing:

  1. Just a Chance – Pete Ham
  2. Your So Fine – Mike Gibbins
  3. Got to Get Out of Here – Joey Molland
  4. Know One Knows – Pete Ham
  5. Dennis – Pete Ham
  6. In the Meantime/Some Other Time – Mike Gibbins, Joey Molland
  7. Love Time – Joey Molland
  8. King of the Load (T) – Tom Evans
  9. Meanwhile Back at the Ranch/Should I Smoke – Pete Ham, Joey Molland

In November 1973.

In November 1973, “Warner Bros” label released “Bedside Manners Are Extra”, the second Greenslade studio album. It was recorded in August 1973, at ”Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Reeves, Dave Greenslade, Dave Lawson and Andrew McCulloch. The album cover artwork was by Roger Dean.

Personnel:

  • Andrew McCulloch- drums
  • Dave Lawson- keyboards, vocals
  • Tony Reeves- bass guitar
  • Dave Greenslade- keyboards

Track listing:

All music by Dave Greenslade, all lyrics by Dave Lawson, except where noted.

  1. Bedside Manners Are Extra
  2. Pilgrim’s Progress
  3. Time to Dream
  4. Drum Folk – music by Dave Greenslade, Andrew McCulloch
  5. Sunkissed You’re Not – music by Dave Lawson
  6. Chalkhill – music by Tony Reeves, Dave Lawson

 

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Warner Bros” label released “The Need of Love”, the second Earth, Wind & Fire studio album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Sunset Sound Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Joe Wissert.

Personnel:

  • Maurice White- drums, vocals, percussion, kalimba
  • Sherry Scott – vocals
  • Wade Flemons – vocals
  • Chet Washington – tenor saxophone
  • Alex Thomas – trombone
  • Michael Beal – guitar, harmonica
  • Don Whitehead – acousticand electric pianos, vocals
  • Doug Carn– Hammond B3 organ
  • Verdine White- bass
  • Yackov Ben Israel – percussion, congas
  • Oscar Brashear- trumpet solo
  • Roland Charles – photography

Track listing:

  1. Energy – Wade Flemons, Sherry Scott, Maurice White, Don Whitehead
  2. Beauty – Wade Flemons, Maurice White, Don Whitehead
  3. I Can Feel It In My Bones – Wade Flemons, Maurice White, Don Whitehead
  4. I Think About Lovin’ You – Sherry Scott
  5. Everything Is Everything – Richard Evans, Phil Upchurch

 

In November 1970.

In November 1970, “Warner Bros” label released “Air Conditioning”, the debut Curved Air studio album. It was recorded in July 1969, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Mark Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Sonja Kristina– lead vocals
  • Darryl Way– violin, backing vocals
  • Francis Monkman– guitars, keyboards
  • Rob Martin – bass
  • Florian Pilkington-Miksa– drums

Track listing:

  1. It Happened Today – Francis Monkman, Sonja Kristina Linwood
  2. Stretch – Darryl Way, Francis Monkman
  3. Screw – Darryl Way, Sonja Kristina Linwood
  4. Blind Man – Darryl Way, Rob Martin
  5. Vivaldi – Darryl Way
  6. Hide and Seek – Darryl Way, Sonja Kristina Linwood
  7. Propositions – Francis Monkman
  8. Rob One – Rob Martin
  9. Situations – Darryl Way, Rob Martin
  10. Vivaldi (With Cannons) – Darryl Way, Francis Monkman

In November 1968.

In November 1968, “Warner Bros” label released “Astral Weeks”, the second Van Morrison studio album.It was recorded September – October at “Century Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Lewis Merenstein. In 1995 “Mojo” magazine ranked “Astral Weeks” at number two on its list of the greatest albums of all time; in 1998 it was voted the 9th greatest album of all time in a “Music of the Millennium” poll conducted by “HMV”, “Channel 4” and “The Guardian”; in 2000, “Q” magazine ranked it at number 6 on its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever”; in 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 19 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, and in 2006, “Time” magazine included “Astral Weeks” in its list of the “All-TIME 100 Albums”.

Personnel:

  • Van Morrison— vocals, acoustic guitar
  • John Payne — flute; soprano saxophone
  • Jay Berliner— classical and steel-string acoustic guitars
  • Richard Davis— double bass
  • Warren Smith, Jr.— percussion, vibraphone
  • Connie Kay— drums
  • Larry Fallon— string arrangements, conductor; harpsichord
  • Barry Kornfeld — acoustic guitar
  • Brooks Arthur — engineer
  • Ed Thrasher— art director
  • Joel Brodsky— photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison.

Part One: In The Beginning

  1. Astral Weeks
  2. Beside You
  3. Sweet Thing
  4. Cyprus Avenue

Part Two: Afterwards

  1. The Way Young Lovers Do
  2. Madame George
  3. Ballerina
  4. Slim Slow Slider