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Monday, 30 November 2020

Martin Birch (producer / engineer)

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:

Legendary producer, he was born on December 27th, 1948 in Woking, Surrey, England.

He passed away on August 9th, 2020, he was 71. Thanks for all the great albums produced or engineered by him! This is just a very small list of albums I have featuring him, and I´ll be expanding it sometime in the future.

   40 ALBUMS AS PRODUCER:

BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
Black Sabbath  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Heaven and hell - Black Sabbath (April 1980)

    • Members: Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward (RIP: Ronnie James Dio, Geoff Nicholls)
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    • Technical: Dan Hersch
    • My opinion: A magnificent album. Many people thought that Black Sabbath wouldn´t be the same without Ozzy, but Dio stands here to prove them wrong.
  • Mob rules - Black Sabbath (November 1981)

    • Members: Vinny Appice, Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi (RIP: Ronnie James Dio, Geoff Nicholls)
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    • Technical: Dan Hersch
    • My opinion: Another fantastic album. My favourite track is the title track ´The Mob Rules´ that opened the B-side (yes, I still miss vinyl) as a thunder.
    Other info on members of Black Sabbath (I know up to 32 members)
    Already covered (1):Ronnie James Dio
    Old pages (3):Don Airey, Neil Murray, Cozy Powell
    To be covered (28):Vinny Appice, Bev Bevan, Mike Bordin, Jo Burt, Geezer Butler, Terry Chimes, Tommy Clufetos, Gordon Copley, Bob Daisley, Dave Donato, Jeff Fenholt, Ian Gillan, Ray Gillen, Craig Gruber, Rob Halford, Glenn Hughes, Tony Iommi, Ron Keel, Tony Martin, Geoff Nicholls, Ozzy Osbourne, Bobby Rondinelli, Eric Singer, Dave Spitz, Adam Wakeman,... up to 28 musicians.
    Ritchie Blackmore Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Green Bullfrog - Green Bullfrog (1972)

    • Members: Ritchie Blackmore
    • Guests: Matthew Fisher, Albert Lee, Ian Paice (RIP: Tony Ashton, Chas Hodges, Big Jim Sullivan)
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    • Comments: This was a project made by Ritchie Blackmore. He recorded it with some friend and old bandmates just for fun. This is the (amazing) lineup:
      Earl Jordan (vocals) (aka Jordan), Ritchie Blackmore (guitar) (aka Boots), Albert Lee (guitar) (aka Pinta), Big Jim Sullivan (guitar) (aka Boss), Rod Alexander (guitar) (aka Vicar), Chas Hodges (bass) (aka Sleepy), Tony Ashton (keyboards) (aka Bevy), Matthew Fisher (keyboards) (aka Sorry), Ian Paice (drums) (aka Speedy). A guitar feast! Originally, the album included 8 tracks. Produced by Derek Lawrence, due to contractual problems, the musicians credits were written with nicknames (as you can read above). But it was later remastered and reissued on CD in 1991 under the name The green bullfrog sessions, now with 3 unreleased tracks.
    Other info on members of Ritchie Blackmore Band (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Ritchie Blackmore
    Blue Oyster Cult  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Cultosaurus erectus - Blue Oyster Cult (1980)

    • Members: Eric Bloom, Albert Bouchard, Joe Bouchard, Donald ´Buck Dharma´ Roeser (RIP: Allen Lanier)
    • Guests: Karla DeVito, Ellen Foley, Mark Rivera
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    Other info on members of Blue Oyster Cult (I know up to 23 members)
    Already covered (1):Phil Grande
    To be covered (22):Bevin, Eric Bloom, Albert Bouchard, Joe Bouchard, Chuck Burgi, Richie Castellano, Rick Downey, Allen Lanier, John Miceli, Danny Miranda, John O´Reilly, Al Pitrelli, Thommy Price, Jules Radino, Ron Riddle, Donald ´Buck Dharma´ Roeser, Jon Rogers, Bobby Rondinelli, Greg Smith, Kasim Sulton, Jimmy Wilcox, Tommy Zvoncheck
    Deep Purple  3 RECORDINGS:
  • In rock - Deep Purple (June 1970)

    • Members: Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice (RIP: Jon Lord)
    • Technical: (RIP: Martin Birch)
  • Stormbringer - Deep Purple (December 1974)

    • Members: Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Ian Paice (RIP: Jon Lord)
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    • Comments: Recorded in August 1974.
  • Made in Europe - Deep Purple (1976) (LIVE)

    • Members: Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Ian Paice (RIP: Jon Lord)
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    Other info on members of Deep Purple (I know up to 15 members)
    Already covered (1):Jon Lord
    Old pages (2):Don Airey, Clem Clempson
    To be covered (12):Ritchie Blackmore, Tommy Bolin, David Coverdale, Rod Evans, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Glenn Hughes, Steve Morse, Ian Paice, Joe Satriani, Nick Simper, Joe Lynn Turner
    Faces  2 RECORDINGS:
  • First step - Faces (March 1970)

    • Members: Kenny Jones, Rod Stewart, Ron Wood (RIP: Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan)
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Birch)
  • Long player - Faces (March 1971)

  • 1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Five guys walk into a bar... - Faces (July 2004)

    • Members: Kenny Jones, Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Tetsu Yamauchi (RIP: Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan)
    • Guests: (RIP: Bobby Keys + Speedy Acquaye, Harry Beckett, Wayne Jackson, Andrew Love, John Peel)
    • Producer: Glyn Johns, Ron Nevison
    • Technical: Mike Bobak, Dan Hersch, Bill Inglot, Eddie Offord, Tom Scott (RIP: Martin Birch, Keith Harwood, Gary Kellgren)
    • Comments: 4CD boxset including lots of rarities.
    Other info on members of Faces (I know up to 10 members)
    Already covered (2):Jesse Ed Davis, Jimmy Horowitz
    To be covered (8):Mick Hucknall, Kenny Jones, Ronnie Lane, Glen Matlock, Ian McLagan, Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Tetsu Yamauchi
    Flash  1 RECORDINGS:
  • In the can - Flash (1972)

    • Members: Ray Bennett, Colin Carter, Mike Hough (RIP: Peter Banks)
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    • Technical: (RIP: John Acock)
    Other info on members of Flash (I know up to 6 members)
    To be covered (6):Peter Banks, Ray Bennett, Philip Bynoe, Colin Carter, Mike Hough, Tony Kaye
    Fleetwood Mac  6 RECORDINGS:
  • Then play on - Fleetwood Mac (October 1969)

    • Members: Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Jeremy Spencer (RIP: Peter Green, Danny Kirwan)
    • Guests: (RIP: Big Walter Horton)
    • Technical: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    • Comments: The original album didn´t contain the song Oh, well, but after the great success, the album was reissued with this song, excluding some others.
  • Kiln house - Fleetwood Mac (September 1970)

    • Members: Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, Jeremy Spencer (RIP: Danny Kirwan)
    • Guests: (RIP: Big Walter Horton)
    • Technical: (RIP: Martin Birch)
  • The Original Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac (1971)

    • Members: Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, Jeremy Spencer (RIP: Peter Green)
    • Producer: Mike Vernon (RIP: Clifford Adams)
    • Technical: Mike Ross (RIP: Martin Birch)
    • Comments: Latest CD reissues contain bonus tracks.
  • Bare trees - Fleetwood Mac (March 1972)

    • Members: Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, Jeremy Spencer (RIP: Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, Bob Welch)
    • Technical: Lee Herschberg (RIP: Martin Birch, Bob Hughes)
  • Penguin - Fleetwood Mac (May 1973)

  • Mystery to me - Fleetwood Mac (January 1974)

  • 1 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Chain - selections from 25 years - Fleetwood Mac (December 1992)

    • Members: Lindsey Buckingham, Billy Burnette, Sharon Celani, Mick Fleetwood, Dan Garfield, Christine McVie, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lori Perri, Jeremy Spencer, Rick Vito, Elisecia Wright (RIP: Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, Bob Welch, Bob Weston)
    • Guests: Steve Gregory, Dave Howard, David Katz, Terry Noonan (RIP: Johnny Almond, Mickey Baker)
    • Producer: Patrick Leonard, Mike Vernon (RIP: Martin Birch, Bob Hughes, Keith Olsen)
    • Technical: Joe Gastwirt, Robert Hart, Mike Ross
    • Comments: 4CD boxset with unreleased tracks.
    Other info on members of Fleetwood Mac (I know up to 42 members)
    Already covered (4):Craig Collinge, Peter Green, Bob Welch, Bob Weston
    Old pages (1):Paul Martinez
    To be covered (37):Jana Anderson, Isaac Asante, Bekka Bramlett, Bob Brunning, Lindsey Buckingham, Billy Burnette, Mike Campbell, Lenny Castro, Sharon Celani, Neil Finn, Mick Fleetwood, Elmer Gantry, Dan Garfield, Doug Graves, Kirby Gregory, Neale Heywood, Taku Hirano, Bobby Hunt, Danny Kirwan, Liza Jane Likins, Ray Lindsey, Lynn Mabry, Dave Mason, Christine McVie, John McVie,... up to 37 musicians.
    Glenn Hughes Band  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • This time around - Glenn Hughes (August 2007)

    • Members: Glenn Hughes + Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Ian Haughland, Dave Holland, Tony Iommi, Jeff Kollman, John Leven, Mic Michaeli, Ian Paice, Ed Roth, Terry Rowley, Dave Spitz, Pat Thrall (RIP: Tommy Bolin, Mel Galley, Jon Lord)
    • Guests: Helen Chappelle, Gary Ferguson, Tony Franklin, Bobby Kimball, Alex Ligertwood, Henry Lowther, Bob Marlette, Mark Nauseef, Andy Richards, Carmine Rojas, Stevie Salas, Liza Strike, Joe Travers, Pat Travers (RIP: Ron Aspery)
    • Producer: Rob Fraboni, John Lodge (RIP: Martin Birch, Andy Johns)
    Other info on members of Glenn Hughes Band (I know up to 25 members)
    To be covered (11):Doug Aldrich, Lachy Doley, Ian Haughland, Glenn Hughes, Jeff Kollman, John Leven, Mic Michaeli, Mark Mondesir, Ed Roth, Pat Thrall, Joe Lynn Turner
    Not enough info (14):Soren Andersen, Jay Boe, Adam Church, Toshio Egawa, Pontus Engborg, Fer Escobedo, Matt Goom, Jesper Bo Hansen, Akira Kajiyama, Yoshihiro Kudo, Mike Mangan, J J Marsh, Anders Olinder, Ash Sheehan
    Bernie Marsden Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • And about time too - Bernie Marsden (1979)

    • Members: Bernie Marsden + Don Airey, Neil Murray, Simon Phillips
    • Guests: Ian Paice + Alan Carvell, Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Tony Rivers (RIP: Jon Lord + Jack Bruce, Stu Calver, Cozy Powell)
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    • Comments: In And about time too album the list of guests include Jack Bruce (bass), Neil Murray (bass), Jon Lord (keyboards), Don Airey (keyboards), Ian Paice (drums), Simon Phillips (drums) and Cozy Powell (drums), as well as Doreen Chanter on backing vocals. The CD reissue includes 3 bonus tracks: ´You & me´ (B-side of a single), plus two live tracks, ´Who's fooling who´ and ´Shakey ground´, taken from The Friday Rock Show Sessions (with David Coverdale, Neil Murray, Don Airey and Simon Phillips, recorded in 1981).
    Other info on members of Bernie Marsden Band (I know up to 32 members)
    Already covered (3):Mark Brzezicki, Clive Edwards, Helen Hardy
    Old pages (7):Don Airey, Colin Hodgkinson, Bernie Marsden, Neil Murray, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Henry Spinetti
    To be covered (21):Tony Ashton, Richard Bailey, Willy Bendiksen, Steve Cherry, David Coverdale, Steve Dixon, Dave Dowle, Mark Feltham, Jim Fitzpatrick, Gabriel Garrick, John Gordon, Rob Hawthorn, David Levy, Micky Moody, Nigel Neill, Richard Newman, Nick Payn, Josh Phillips, Simon Phillips, Sid Ringsby, Snowy White
    Not enough info (1):Jim Kilpatrick
    Gary Moore Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Grinding stone - Gary Moore Band (May 1973)

    • Members: Frank Boylan, John Curtis, Philip Donnelly, Pearce Kelly, Jan Schelhaas (RIP: Gary Moore)
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    Other info on members of Gary Moore Band (I know up to 45 members)
    Already covered (3):Dave Bronze, Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore
    Old pages (5):Don Airey, Neil Murray, Nick Pentelow, Cozy Powell, Andy Pyle
    To be covered (37):Tommy Aldridge, Frank Boylan, Neil Carter, Bobby Chouinard, John Curtis, Bob Daisley, Steve Dixon, Philip Donnelly, Brian Downey, Kenny Driscoll, Martin Drover, Gary Ferguson, Magnus Fiennes, Scott Gorham, Craig Gruber, Glenn Hughes, Charlie Huhn, Gary Husband, Pearce Kelly, Cass Lewis, Phil Lynott, Vic Martin, Candy McKenzie, Frank Mead, Darrin Mooney,... up to 37 musicians.
    Paice Ashton & Lord  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Malice in wonderland - Paice Ashton & Lord (March 1977)

    • Members: Reg Brooks, Howie Casey, Dave Caswell, Gilbert Dall´Anese, Bernie Marsden, Paul Martinez, Jeanette McKinley, Ian Paice (RIP: Tony Ashton, Jon Lord, Sheila McKinley)
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    • Comments: Recorded during September and October 1976. Some CD reissues contains 3 live bonus tracks, while others (2001 reissue) contain 8 bonus tracks taken from the sessions for their unreleased second album.
    Other info on members of Paice Ashton & Lord (I know up to 11 members)
    Already covered (3):Dave Caswell, Jon Lord, Sheila McKinley
    Old pages (2):Bernie Marsden, Paul Martinez
    To be covered (6):Tony Ashton, Reg Brooks, Howie Casey, Gilbert Dall´Anese, Jeanette McKinley, Ian Paice
    Cozy Powell Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Over the top - Cozy Powell (1979)

    • Members: Don Airey, Clem Clempson, Bernie Marsden, Max Middleton (RIP: Cozy Powell + Jack Bruce, Gary Moore)
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    • Technical: Ian Cooper (RIP: Alan Douglas)
    • Comments: Over the top is a killer album. The thanks section mentions Roger Glover and Neil Murray. All the songs are instrumentals, but they funnily write: 'lyrics enclosed'.
    • My opinion: All the tracks are fantastic, as well as musicianship. You can hear Jack Bruce at his best, Clem Clempson is making his guitar howl, and Gary Moore´s speed is incredible. Don Airey arranges all the songs, as well as writing the great 'Killer', and co-writing 'Heidi goes to town' and 'Over the top'. I love when he plays the 'White room' riff inside 'Theme One'. Jack Bruce sure was smiling...
      Clem plays fantastically in two tracks, 'Sweet poison' and 'The loner'.
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Best of Cozy Powell - Cozy Powell (July 1997)

    • Members: Don Airey, Clem Clempson, Bernie Marsden, Max Middleton (RIP: Cozy Powell + Jack Bruce)
    • Guests: Jeff Beck, John Cook, Colin Hodgkinson, David Sancious (RIP: Mel Galley, Jon Lord + Gary Moore)
    • Producer: Bill Levenson, Bruce Payne (RIP: Martin Birch)
    • Comments: Of course, The best of is a compilation from 3 previous Cozy albums, including Over the top. It features the two tracks with Clem, 'Sweet poison' and 'The loner'.
    Other info on members of Cozy Powell Band (I know up to 13 members)
    Old pages (5):Don Airey, Clem Clempson, Bernie Marsden, Neil Murray, Cozy Powell
    To be covered (8):Frank Aiello, Jack Bruce, Clive Chaman, Tony Martin, Max Middleton, Peter Oliver, Mario Parga, Dave Pegg
    Rainbow  4 RECORDINGS:
  • Ritchie Blackmore´s Rainbow - Rainbow (1975)

  • Rising - Rainbow (July 1976)

  • On stage - Rainbow (July 1977) (LIVE)

  • Long live rock´n´roll - Rainbow (1978)

    • Members: Ritchie Blackmore, Bob Daisley, David Stone (RIP: Ronnie James Dio, Cozy Powell)
    • Guests: Bruce Payne (RIP: Rainer Pietsch)
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    2 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Best of Rainbow - the millenium collection - Rainbow (October 2000)

    • Members: Ritchie Blackmore, Chuck Burgi, Tony Carey, Bob Daisley, Roger Glover, Bobby Rondinelli, David Rosenthal, Mickey Lee Soule (RIP: Jimmy Bain, Ronnie James Dio, Gary Driscoll, Craig Gruber, Cozy Powell)
    • Guests: (RIP: Rainer Pietsch)
    • Producer: Bill Levenson (RIP: Martin Birch)
    • Technical: Suha Gur
  • The Very best of Rainbow - Rainbow ( - )

    • Members: Don Airey, Ritchie Blackmore, Graham Bonnet, Chuck Burgi, Tony Carey, Bob Daisley, Roger Glover, Bobby Rondinelli, David Rosenthal, Mickey Lee Soule, David Stone, Joe Lynn Turner (RIP: Jimmy Bain, Ronnie James Dio, Gary Driscoll, Craig Gruber, Cozy Powell)
    • Guests: (RIP: Rainer Pietsch)
    • Producer: Bill Levenson (RIP: Martin Birch)
    • Technical: (RIP: Flemming Rasmussen)
    Other info on members of Rainbow (I know up to 33 members)
    Already covered (2):Jimmy Bain, Ronnie James Dio
    Old pages (3):Don Airey, Jens Johansson, Cozy Powell
    To be covered (27):Dee Beale, Ritchie Blackmore, Graham Bonnet, Chuck Burgi, Tony Carey, Mark Clarke, Bob Daisley, Gary Driscoll, Roger Glover, Jack Green, Craig Gruber, David Keith, John Miceli, Paul Morris, Candice Night, Bob Nouveau, John O´Reilly, Lin Robinson, Ronnie Romero, Bobby Rondinelli, David Rosenthal, Cristina Skleros, Greg Smith, Mickey Lee Soule, David Stone,... up to 27 musicians.
    Not enough info (1):Lady Lynn
    Michael Schenker Group  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Assault attack - The Michael Schenker Group (October 1982)

    • Members: Michael Schenker + Graham Bonnet, Chris Glen (RIP: Ted McKenna)
    • Guests: (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    • Comments: Around April 1982, great axeman Michael Schenker had The SAHB rhythm section together in his band (Chris Glen and Ted McKenna): Graham Bonnet (vocals) Michael Schenker (guitar) Chris Glen (bass) Ted McKenna (drums)So when they started recording a new album, Assault attack, former colleague Tommy Eyre was called to play keyboards.
    2 COMPILATIONS:
  • Into the arena 1972-1995 - Michael Schenker Group (December 2000)

    • Members: Michael Schenker + Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Francis Buchholz, Chris Glen, Steve Mann, Robin McAuley, Phil Mogg, Rocky Newton, Andy Nye, Andy Parker, Mitch Perry, Simon Phillips, Jeff Pilson, Herman Rarebell, Bodo Schopf (RIP: Ted McKenna, Cozy Powell, Paul Raymond, Pete Way)
    • Guests: James Kottak + Don Airey, Chick Churchill, Mo Foster (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Dieter Dierks, Frank Filipetti, Roger Glover, Leo Lyons, Ron Nevison (RIP: Martin Birch, Andy Johns, Conny Plank)
  • Essential Michael Schenker Group - Michael Schenker Group ( - )

    • Members: Michael Schenker + Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Chris Glen, Andy Nye, Simon Phillips, Derek St Holmes (RIP: Ted McKenna, Cozy Powell, Paul Raymond)
    • Guests: Don Airey, Mo Foster, Billy Nicholls, Stephen Stills (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Jeff Daniel, Roger Glover, Ron Nevison (RIP: Martin Birch)
    Other info on members of Michael Schenker Group (I know up to 47 members)
    Already covered (1):Chris Glen
    Old pages (5):Denny Carmassi, Neil Murray, Rocky Newton, Cozy Powell, Terry Wilson-Slesser
    To be covered (41):Carmine Appice, Gary Barden, Seth Bernstein, Graham Bonnet, Thomas Broman, Francis Buchholz, Dennis Feldman, Wayne Findlay, Shane Gaalaas, Kjell Haraldsson, Pete Holmes, Rev Jones, Kelly Keeling, Ray Kennedy, Chris Logan, Steve Mann, Robin McAuley, Ted McKenna, Andy Nye, John Onder, Mitch Perry, Simon Phillips, Jeff Pilson, Herman Rarebell, Paul Raymond,... up to 41 musicians.
    Silverhead  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Silverhead - Silverhead (1972)

    • Members: Rod Davies, Michael Des Barres, Stevie Forest, Pete Thompson
    • Guests: Dave Caswell, Mick Hodgkinson, Lyle Jenkins, John Mumford
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 2 bonus tracks.
    Other info on members of Silverhead (I know up to 6 members)
    Already covered (1):Robbie Blunt
    Old pages (1):Pete Thompson
    To be covered (3):Rod Davies, Michael Des Barres, Stevie Forest
    Not enough info (1):Nigel Harrison
    Whitesnake  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Snakebite - Whitesnake (1978)

    • Members: David Coverdale, Dave Dowle, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Neil Murray, Ian Paice, Pete Solley
    • Guests: Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Roger Glover, Tim Hinkley, Tony Newman, Graham Preskett, Liza Strike (RIP: Lee Brilleaux, Alan Spenner)
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    • Technical: Greg Fulginiti
    • Comments: Originally a live EP, Snakebite was later reissued as a complete CD with some studio tracks taken from Coverdale's 2nd solo album Northwinds. Whitesnake played some songs on stage from this album in 1978). These other tracks feature guest musicians: the late Lee Brilleaux (harmonica, from Dr. Feelgood), Roger Glover (bass, also producer), Tim Hinkley (keyboards), Tony Newman (drums), Ian Paice (drums), Graham Preskett (violin), Alan Spenner (bass), plus some backing vocalists (Doreen Chanter, for example).
  • Saints & sinners - Whitesnake (1982)

    • Members: David Coverdale, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Neil Murray, Ian Paice (RIP: Mel Galley, Jon Lord)
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    • Technical: Greg Fulginiti
  • Slide it in - Whitesnake (1984)

    • Members: David Coverdale, Colin Hodgkinson, Micky Moody, Neil Murray, John Sykes (RIP: Mel Galley, Jon Lord, Cozy Powell)
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    • Technical: (RIP: Keith Olsen)
    • Comments: This lineup only released an album, Slide it in. But there are two different editions of the album. The European one (released on EMI) was recorded with this lineup, but the American edition (released on Geffen) contains all the guitar parts re-released by new guitar axe John Sykes, and it seems that Colin Hodgkinson parts were re-recorded by his replacement, Neil Murray, who came back into the band.
    3 COMPILATIONS:
  • Greatest hits - Whitesnake (July 1994)

    • Members: Tommy Aldridge, Denny Carmassi, David Coverdale, Aynsley Dunbar, Micky Moody, Neil Murray, Rudy Sarzo, John Sykes, Steve Vai (RIP: Mel Galley, Jon Lord, Cozy Powell)
    • Guests: Don Airey, Glenn Hughes + Bill Cuomo, Tommy Funderburk, Claude Gaudette, Dann Huff, Richard Page, Alan Pasqua, David Rosenthal
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Birch, Keith Olsen, Mike Stone)
  • Here I go again: the Whitesnake collection - Whitesnake (October 2002)

    • Members: Tommy Aldridge, Denny Carmassi, David Coverdale, Aynsley Dunbar, Micky Moody, Neil Murray, Rudy Sarzo, John Sykes, Steve Vai, Adrian Vandenberg (RIP: Jon Lord, Cozy Powell)
    • Guests: Don Airey, Bill Cuomo, Tommy Funderburk, Claude Gaudette, Dann Huff, Glenn Hughes, David Rosenthal
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Birch, Keith Olsen)
  • The Silver anniversary collection - Whitesnake (May 2003)

    • Members: Doug Aldrich, Tommy Aldridge, Reb Beach, Vivian Campbell, Denny Carmassi, David Coverdale, Timothy Drury, Bernie Marsden, Marco Mendoza, Micky Moody, Neil Murray, Ian Paice, Rudy Sarzo, John Sykes, Steve Vai, Adrian Vandenberg (RIP: Mel Galley, Jon Lord, Cozy Powell)
    • Guests: Jimmy Page
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Birch, Keith Olsen, Mike Stone)
    • Technical: Chris Lord-Alge
    Other info on members of Whitesnake (I know up to 39 members)
    Already covered (1):Jon Lord
    Old pages (9):Denny Carmassi, Aynsley Dunbar, Tony Franklin, Colin Hodgkinson, Brian Johnston, Bernie Marsden, Neil Murray, Cozy Powell, Rudy Sarzo
    To be covered (29):Doug Aldrich, Tommy Aldridge, Richard Bailey, Reb Beach, Vivian Campbell, David Coverdale, Warren DeMartini, Michael Devin, Dave Dowle, Timothy Drury, Uriah Duffy, Steve Farris, Chris Frazier, Mel Galley, Derek Hilland, Joel Hoekstra, Michele Luppi, Marco Mendoza, Paul Mirkovich, Micky Moody, Ian Paice, Guy Pratt, Brian Ruedy, Pete Solley, John Sykes,... up to 29 musicians.

       2 SESSIONS (FOR 2 ARTISTS):

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Adam Faith Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • I survive - Adam Faith (1974)

    • Members: Bob Henrit (RIP: Adam Faith)
    • Guests: Russ Ballard, Ritchie Blackmore, Dave Wintour (RIP: Martin Birch, Roy Willox)
    Other info on members of Adam Faith Band (I know up to 5 members)
    Already covered (1):Jim Rodford
    To be covered (4):Mick Avory, Adam Faith, Bob Henrit, Dougie Wright
    Roger Glover Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Elements - Roger Glover (1978)

    • Members: Roger Glover
    • Guests: Helen Chappelle, Simon Phillips, Graham Preskett, Liza Strike (RIP: Ron Aspery, Martin Birch)
    Other info on members of Roger Glover Band (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Roger Glover

       22 ALBUMS AS TECHNICIAN:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Beggars Opera  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Act One - Beggars Opera (1970)

    • Members: Marshall Erskine, Ricky Gardiner, Martin Griffiths, Alan Park, Ray Wilson
    • Producer: Phil Coulter (RIP: Bill Martin)
    • Technical: (RIP: Martin Birch)
  • Waters of change - Beggars Opera (1971)

    • Members: Marshall Erskine, Ricky Gardiner, Martin Griffiths, Alan Park, Virginia Scott, Gordon Sellar, Ray Wilson
    • Technical: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    Other info on members of Beggars Opera (I know up to 10 members)
    To be covered (10):Marshall Erskine, Colin Fairley, Ricky Gardiner, Martin Griffiths, Alan Park, Linnie Paterson, Pete Scott, Virginia Scott, Gordon Sellar, Ray Wilson
    Deep Purple  3 RECORDINGS:
  • In rock - Deep Purple (June 1970)

    • Members: Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice (RIP: Jon Lord)
    • Technical: (RIP: Martin Birch)
  • Stormbringer - Deep Purple (December 1974)

    • Members: Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Ian Paice (RIP: Jon Lord)
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    • Comments: Recorded in August 1974.
  • Made in Europe - Deep Purple (1976) (LIVE)

    • Members: Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Ian Paice (RIP: Jon Lord)
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    Other info on members of Deep Purple (I know up to 15 members)
    Already covered (1):Jon Lord
    Old pages (2):Don Airey, Clem Clempson
    To be covered (12):Ritchie Blackmore, Tommy Bolin, David Coverdale, Rod Evans, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Glenn Hughes, Steve Morse, Ian Paice, Joe Satriani, Nick Simper, Joe Lynn Turner
    Faces  2 RECORDINGS:
  • First step - Faces (March 1970)

    • Members: Kenny Jones, Rod Stewart, Ron Wood (RIP: Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan)
    • Producer: (RIP: Martin Birch)
  • Long player - Faces (March 1971)

  • 1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Five guys walk into a bar... - Faces (July 2004)

    • Members: Kenny Jones, Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Tetsu Yamauchi (RIP: Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan)
    • Guests: (RIP: Bobby Keys + Speedy Acquaye, Harry Beckett, Wayne Jackson, Andrew Love, John Peel)
    • Producer: Glyn Johns, Ron Nevison
    • Technical: Mike Bobak, Dan Hersch, Bill Inglot, Eddie Offord, Tom Scott (RIP: Martin Birch, Keith Harwood, Gary Kellgren)
    • Comments: 4CD boxset including lots of rarities.
    Other info on members of Faces (I know up to 10 members)
    Already covered (2):Jesse Ed Davis, Jimmy Horowitz
    To be covered (8):Mick Hucknall, Kenny Jones, Ronnie Lane, Glen Matlock, Ian McLagan, Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Tetsu Yamauchi
    Gary Farr Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Strange fruit - Gary Farr (1970)

    • Members: (RIP: Gary Farr)
    • Guests: Mike Batt, Roger Powell, Richard Thompson, Ian Whiteman (RIP: Mike Evans)
    • Producer: (RIP: Fritz Fryer)
    • Technical: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    Other info on members of Gary Farr Band (I know up to 10 members)
    To be covered (3):Keith Emerson, Lee Jackson, Andrew Steele
    Not enough info (7):Gary Farr, Dave Langston, Andy McKechnie, Stuart Parks, Alan Turner, Brian Walkley, Winston Weatherall
    Fleetwood Mac  6 RECORDINGS:
  • Then play on - Fleetwood Mac (October 1969)

    • Members: Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Jeremy Spencer (RIP: Peter Green, Danny Kirwan)
    • Guests: (RIP: Big Walter Horton)
    • Technical: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    • Comments: The original album didn´t contain the song Oh, well, but after the great success, the album was reissued with this song, excluding some others.
  • Kiln house - Fleetwood Mac (September 1970)

    • Members: Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, Jeremy Spencer (RIP: Danny Kirwan)
    • Guests: (RIP: Big Walter Horton)
    • Technical: (RIP: Martin Birch)
  • The Original Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac (1971)

    • Members: Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, Jeremy Spencer (RIP: Peter Green)
    • Producer: Mike Vernon (RIP: Clifford Adams)
    • Technical: Mike Ross (RIP: Martin Birch)
    • Comments: Latest CD reissues contain bonus tracks.
  • Bare trees - Fleetwood Mac (March 1972)

    • Members: Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, Jeremy Spencer (RIP: Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, Bob Welch)
    • Technical: Lee Herschberg (RIP: Martin Birch, Bob Hughes)
  • Penguin - Fleetwood Mac (May 1973)

  • Mystery to me - Fleetwood Mac (January 1974)

  • 1 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Chain - selections from 25 years - Fleetwood Mac (December 1992)

    • Members: Lindsey Buckingham, Billy Burnette, Sharon Celani, Mick Fleetwood, Dan Garfield, Christine McVie, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lori Perri, Jeremy Spencer, Rick Vito, Elisecia Wright (RIP: Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, Bob Welch, Bob Weston)
    • Guests: Steve Gregory, Dave Howard, David Katz, Terry Noonan (RIP: Johnny Almond, Mickey Baker)
    • Producer: Patrick Leonard, Mike Vernon (RIP: Martin Birch, Bob Hughes, Keith Olsen)
    • Technical: Joe Gastwirt, Robert Hart, Mike Ross
    • Comments: 4CD boxset with unreleased tracks.
    Other info on members of Fleetwood Mac (I know up to 42 members)
    Already covered (4):Craig Collinge, Peter Green, Bob Welch, Bob Weston
    Old pages (1):Paul Martinez
    To be covered (37):Jana Anderson, Isaac Asante, Bekka Bramlett, Bob Brunning, Lindsey Buckingham, Billy Burnette, Mike Campbell, Lenny Castro, Sharon Celani, Neil Finn, Mick Fleetwood, Elmer Gantry, Dan Garfield, Doug Graves, Kirby Gregory, Neale Heywood, Taku Hirano, Bobby Hunt, Danny Kirwan, Liza Jane Likins, Ray Lindsey, Lynn Mabry, Dave Mason, Christine McVie, John McVie,... up to 37 musicians.
    Peter Green Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The End of the game - Peter Green (1970)

  • Other info on members of Peter Green Band (I know up to 30 members)
    Already covered (2):Peter Green, Jerry Stevenson
    Old pages (3):Ian Ellis, Neil Murray, Cozy Powell
    To be covered (25):Kari Bannerman, Peter Bardens, Willie Bath, Greg Brown, Roger Cotton, Alex Dmochowski, Mike Dodd, Spike Edney, Andrew Flude, Gus Isidore, Reg Isidore, Jim Johnson, Godfrey McLean, Carlos Morales, Matt Radford, Emmanuel Rentzos, Peter Stroud, Greg Terry-Short, Larry Tolfree, John Trotter, Geraint Watkins, Nigel Watson, Snowy White, Jeff Whittaker, Martyn C Winning
    Ray Russell Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Rites and rituals - Ray Russell (1970)

    • Members: Ray Russell + Tony Roberts, Darryl Runswick, Alan Rushton (RIP: Harry Beckett)
    • Guests: Nick Evans
    • Producer: (RIP: Fritz Fryer)
    • Technical: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    • Comments: Rites and rituals was recorded in August 1970 by Ray Russell (guitar), Daryl Runswick (bass), Tony Roberts (sax, flute), Harry Beckett (trumpet), Nick Evans (trombone) and Alan Rushton (drums).
    Other info on members of Ray Russell Band (I know up to 31 members)
    Already covered (3):Harry Beckett, Tommy Eyre, Royston Fry
    Old pages (3):Alan Rushton, Ray Russell, Jim Watson
    To be covered (25):George Baldwin, Iain Ballamy, Stuart Brooks, Geoff Castle, Rupert Cobb, Jeff Daly, Martin Drover, Mo Foster, Gary Husband, Tony Hymas, Mark Isham, Anthony Jackson, Dill Katz, Greg Knowles, Pete Lemer, Ron Matthewson, Brian Miller, Mark Mondesir, Ian Palmer, Simon Phillips, Scarlet Rivera, Tony Roberts, Darryl Runswick, Neal Wilkinson, Gary Windo
    Warm Dust  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Warm Dust - Warm Dust (1972)

  • Other info on members of Warm Dust (I know up to 8 members)
    Already covered (1):Terry ´Tex´ Comer
    Old pages (1):Paul Carrack
    To be covered (6):Keith Bailey, John Bedson, Dave Pepper, Alan Soloman, John Surguy, Les Walker
    Wishbone Ash  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Ash (December 1970)

    • Members: Andy Powell, Martin Turner, Ted Turner, Steve Upton
    • Technical: (RIP: Martin Birch)
  • Pilgrimage - Wishbone Ash (September 1971)

    • Members: Andy Powell, Martin Turner, Ted Turner, Steve Upton
    • Technical: (RIP: Martin Birch)
  • Argus - Wishbone Ash (April 1972)

    • Members: Andy Powell, Martin Turner, Ted Turner, Steve Upton
    • Guests: (RIP: John Tout)
    • Technical: (RIP: Martin Birch)
    • Comments: Some CD reissues contain 1 bonus track.
    Other info on members of Wishbone Ash (I know up to 27 members)
    Already covered (1):Trevor Bolder
    Old pages (1):Andy Pyle
    To be covered (25):Mark Abrahams, Mark Birch, Joe Crabtree, Jamie Crompton, Roger Filgate, Robbie France, Ben Granfelt, Claire Hamill, Rob Hazard, Tony Kishman, Brad Lang, Graham Maitland, Muddy Manninen, Phil Palmer, Al Payson, Andy Powell, Bob Skeat, Mervyn Spence, Michael Sturgis, Martin Turner, Ted Turner, Steve Upton, Ray Weston, John Wetton, Laurie Wisefield

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    From the always interesting Alex's Picks (by Alex Gitlin), we have:

    From the superb site Knights in Blue Denim: The British Blues Scene '68 - '70 (by Christer Fridhammar & Vanja), we have:

    From the great site DME (by Dmitry M. Epstein), we have fantastic interviews:

    From the comprehensive Rockpalast site (by Michael Marsch), we have:

    From the fantastic The British Sound blog (by Bruno Ceriotti), we have rock family trees about:

    Wikipedia doesn´t want to include links to this website, but I won´t do the same with them. So, from the great Wikipedia, we have:

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