Recorded and mixed at Abbey Road Studios 1+2
The Band :
Drums : Ray Cooper, Henry Spinetti
Guitars : Chris Spedding, Mitch Dalton
Bass : Tim Harris
Sax : Phil Tod
Piano : Mike Batt
Backing Vocals : Carol Kenyon, Tessa Niles,Miriam Stockley, David Bevan,
Micheal George, Mike Batt
Engineers : Austin Ince, Haydn Bendall
Assistant Engineer: Paul Smith
Produced , arranged and conducted by MIKE BATT
Mike Batt's New Album
The album titled Philharmania was put out in November 1998, offers 14 well known rock songs like Paint It Black sung by Marc Almond, Nights In white Satin by Justin Hayward,
Because The Night by Kim Wild, and Bright Eyes by Mike Batt, of course. The band contains Henry Spinetti on drums, Ray Cooper on percussion, Chris and Mitch Dalton on
guitars, Tim Harris on bass and Mike Batt on piano plus The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Plus: Leo Sayer (73),
1.WIZARD'S CONVENTION (RCA RS 1085) 1976
NB: Reissued on CD (Repertoire REP 4474-WY) 1994 with six bonus tracks.
This was a pop-orientated album inspired by Roger Glover's Butterfly
Ball project. It was stage-managed by Eddie Hardin and featured a plethora
of guest musicians, including Tony Ashton, David
Coverdale, Mike D'Abo, Ray Fenwick, Jon Lord and Henry Spinetti.
George Harrison (msc) backed up by: Ray Cooper (prc); Jon Lord (snt); Mike Moran (snt); Billy Preston (kbr); Henry Spinetti (drm); and others.
Lord did a session for his ol' mate George playing syntheziser on a track called "Circles".
Gone Troppo [lp] : UK/Europe 1982
Gone Troppo [lp] : Spain 1982 WEA Records 92-3734-1
Tony Ashton (pno/vcl); Les Binks (drm); David Coverdale (vcl); John Crocker (sxp); Ray Fenwick (gtr); Mo Foster (bss); Roger Glover (bss); Eddie Hardin (vcl/msc); Jimmy Helms (vcl); Glenn Hughes
(vcl); Ric Lee (drm); Rick van der Linden (pno/msc); Jon Lord (pno); Mark Nauseef (drm/prc); John Slaughter (gtr); Henry Spinetti (drm); Pete York (drm); the Chris Barber Band (msc).
A whole bunch of people appeared on a session initiated by Eddie Hardin.
Wizard's Convention [lp] : UK Dec 1976 Purple
Wizard's Convention [lp] : Germany 1976 RCA Records PPL1-8118
Wizard's Convention [cd; extra material] : Germany 1994 Repertoire REP-4474-WY
Butterfly Ball - Wizard's Convention [cd] : UK 1989 Connoisseur VSOP CD 139
Butterfly Ball - Wizard's Convention [cd] : Japan 199- Teichiku TECW-30211-2
Wizard's Convention III [cd] : Japan January 1997 TDK Records International TDCN-5615
Sometime during 1977
Eddie Hardin (vcl/pno); together with: Helen Chapelle (bvc); B.J. Cole (gtr/dbr); Ray Fenwick (gtr/bvc); Mo Foster (bss); Roger Glover (prc/bvc); Dee Murray (bss); Ian Paice (drm); Barry de Souza
(drm); Henry Spinetti (drm); Liza Strike (bvc); Doris Troy (bvc).
Paicey and Glover doing a session for their ol' mate Eddie Hardin. Glover also produced.
You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks [lp] : Europe 1977
You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks [lp] : Canada 1977 Attic LAT1023
You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks [cd] : Germany 199- Repertoire REP-4324-WY
Sometime during 1978
Bob Benham (gtr); Joe Breen (vcl/gtr); Vicky Brown (bvc); Hugh Burns (gtr); Barry d'Souza (drm); Mo Foster (bss); Roger Glover (kbr); Ray Glynn (str); Rick Hitchcock (gtr); Tony Hymas (kbr); Jon
Lord (kbr); Dave Macrae (gtr); Dave Markee (bss); John Perry (bss); Henri Spinetti (drm); Joanne Stoke (bvc); Liza Strike (bvc); strings conducted by Graham Preskett.
With Glover producing and guesting on most tracks. Lord also appears on a few tracks.
More Than Meets The Eye [lp] : UK 1978 Vertigo 6370 430
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