09 Nov 1974
Four New LPs
NEW YORK - Island Records, Inc. this week releases four new albums, according to Charley Nuccio, label president. They are The Confessions Of Dr. Dream And Other Stories by Kevin Ayers; A Moveable Feast, Fairport Convention; Burnin', by Bob Marley and the Wailers; and Sunday's Child John Martyn.
Release of the Fairport Convention and John Martyn LPs coincides with their current concert dates in the U.S., a number with Traffic.1 The Fairport lp. featuring Sandy Denny, was recorded during concerts at the Sydney Opera House, London's Rainbow Theatre and other venues. It was produced by Trevor Lucas and John Wood.
Sunday's Child was produced at Island Studios in London by Martyn, who also composed all of the songs, including titles such as One Day Without You, Lay It All Down and the title cut.
Dr. Dream, produced in London by Rupert Hine, contains all new Kevin Ayers compositions. Burnin' features the original version of Bob Marley's composition. I Shot The Sheriff. Recorded in Kingston, Jamaica, the lp was produced by Island's Chris Blackwell along with the Wailers.
The four new albums follow the recent release of the original cast lp of the Broadway hit, Good Evening, starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, and This Is Reggae Music, by various Island artists. Scheduled for release shortly is Prelude's After The Goldrush lp featuring the current hit single. Island currently has its first five releases since establishing independent distribution for the label on the charts.
1 John participated in a US tour October and November 1974, with John Sebastian, Traffic, Gentle Giant and Dutch prog group Focus.
This news update was published in Cash Box of 9 November 1974.