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Number 210

Al Stewart - Past, Present and Future (CBS 65726) Al Stewart's fifth studio album was released in the Autumn of 1973 and showed a different side to the singer/songwriter, who had up to that point demonstrated a much more folk oriented feel. Gone were the furry coats and Kaftans that adorned the...

Number 209

Bert Jansch - LA Turnaround (Charisma CAS 1090) In the mid1980s I had a cassette recording of both A Rare Conundrum and L.A. Turnaround, two Bert Jansch albums released in the early 1970s on the Charisma record label, both albums of which were obtained from a guitarist friend at the time. The two...

Number 208

Van Morrison - Veedon Fleece (Warner Brothers K56068) Van Morrison had a run of critically acclaimed albums in the late 1960s and early 1970s from his debut Blowin' Your Mind in 1967 through to 1973's Hard Nose the Highway, each more than adequately demonstrating the singer's credentials as a...

Number 207

Cat Stevens - Mona Bone Jakon (Island ILPS 9118) Cat Stevens has always been a curious figure over the years, changing his style, not to mention his name on at least a couple of occasions. The Cat Stevens I first encountered was the pop singer, whose single Matthew and Son hit the charts in 1967,...

Number 206

Genesis - Trespass (Charisma CAS 1020) After something of a false start under the supervision of fellow public school luminary Jonathan King, the band Genesis entered London's Trident Studios in 1970 to record what effectively became the band's first proper album. The artwork itself pointed very...

Number 205

Wishbone Ash - Pilgrimage (MCA MDKS 8004) Having been introduced to Wishbone Ash's debut LP in 1970 via the John Peel show and in particular Lady Whiskey , I soon became a keen fan, even though I was still at school and should possibly have been listening to Edison Lighthouse with the rest of the...

Number 204

Spooky Tooth - The Last Puff (Island ILPS 9117) Spooky Tooth was another late 1960s band who released albums on the Island label. Although the band was known initially as one of the few bands around at the time to feature two keyboard players Mike Harrison and Gary Wright, their fourth album seemed...

Number 203

Affinity - Affinity (Vertigo 6360 004) The origins of the British jazz-rock fusion band Affinity go back to the mid-1960s, when Brighton-based science students Lynton Naiff, Grant Serpell and Nick Nicholas formed their own jazz trio to play local gigs. Later the band morphed into the short-lived...

Number 202

Atomic Rooster - In Hearing Of (Pegasus PEG1) I think what appealed to me about Atomic Rooster when I first heard the band in the early 1970s was the fact that they had a prominent keyboard sound, which was a crucial element to the progressive rock scene at the time. Vincent Crane formed Atomic...

Number 201

Blind Faith - Blind Faith (Polydor 583 059) The late 1960s had no shortage of supergroups, defined as any band made up of musicians from other previously successful groups. Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker along with the late Jack Bruce was a trio that possibly defined the term, each musician having...

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