Procol Harum ‎– Grand Hotel (1973)

Grand Hotel is the sixth studio album by Procol Harum, released in 1973 on Chrysalis. This was their first studio album after the departure of Robin Trower, who is replaced here by ex-Cochise guitarist Mick Grabham. Tracklist: A1. “Grand Hotel” (6:10) A2. “Toujours L’Amour” (3:31) A3. “A Rum Tale” (3:20) A4. “T.V. Ceasar” (5:52) B1. […]

Iggy and the Stooges ‎– Raw Power (1973)

Raw Power is a 1973 album by The Stooges, credited here with frontman Iggy Pop before the band name. Produced by David Bowie, the release marked the band’s only studio recording to feature guitarist James Williamson. While the album’s mid-tempo blues rock and sludgy vibe was in step with the era’s hard rock trends, the […]

Roxy Music ‎– Stranded (1973)

Stranded is the third album by Roxy Music. Released in November 1973, the album is the first in a trilogy to feature violinist/keyboardist Eddie Jobson, whose lavish classicism refined the band’s sound. The flamboyant exuberance that emblazons “Street Life” is swiftly betrayed by a darker vibe best embodied by the melancholic melodrama of “A Song […]

Roxy Music ‎– For Your Pleasure (1973)

For Your Pleasure is the sophomore full-length from English sextet Roxy Music. Released in March 1973, the album is their last to feature synthist Brian Eno, who would launch his solo career that same year. Thematically, the album contrasts romanticism and decadence with material that ranges from flamboyant (“Do the Strand”) to fractious (“Editions of […]

Gravy Train – Second Birth (1973)

Second Birth is the third album by English hard-rock/folk-rock band Gravy Train, released in 1973 on Dawn/Bell. Tracklist: A1. “Morning Coming” (8:39) A2. “Peter” (4:00) A3. “September Morning News” (5:10) A4. “Motorway” (7:23) B1. “Fields and Factories” (6:40) B2. “Strength of a Dream” (4:08) B3. “Tolpuddle Episode” (5:40) B4. “Second Birth” (5:47) Credits: Norman Barratt […]

Steely Dan – Countdown to Ecstasy (1973)

Countdown to Ecstasy is the second album by American jazz-pop band Steely Dan, released in 1973 on ABC. Tracklist: A1. “Bodhisattva” (5:16) A2. “Razor Boy” (4:10) A3. “The Boston Rag” (5:48) A4. “Your Gold Teeth” (7:30) B1. “Show Biz Kids” (5:26) B2. “My Old School” (5:46) B3. “Pearl of the Quarter” (3:51) B4. “King of […]

Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

The Dark Side of the Moon is the eighth studio album by Pink Floyd, released on March 1, 1973, on Harvest (UK) and Capitol (US). Tracklist: A1. “Speak to Me” (1:05) A2. “Breathe” (2:49) A3. “On the Run” (3:45) A4. “Time” (6:53) A5. “The Great Gig in the Sky” (4:43) B1. “Money” (6:22) B2. “Us […]

Free – Heartbreaker (1973)

Heartbreaker is the sixth and final studio album by English hard-rock band Free, released in 1973 on Island. Tracklist: A1. “Wishing Well” (3:43) A2. “Come Together in the Morning” (4:43) A3. “Travellin in Style” (4:02) A4. “Heartbreaker” (6:15) B1. “Muddy Water” (4:18) B2. “Common Mortal Man” (4:10) B3. “Easy on My Soul” (3:47) B4. “Seven […]

Earth, Wind & Fire – Head to the Sky (1973)

Head to the Sky is the fourth album by American jazz-funk/soul ensemble Earth, Wind & Fire, released in 1973 on CBS/Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Evil” (4:57) A2. “Keep Your Head to the Sky” (5:08) A3. “Build Your Nest” (3:16) A4. “The World’s a Masquerade” (4:47) B1. “Clover” (5:21) B2. “Zanzibar” (13:01) Credits: Verdine White – vocals, […]

Curtis Mayfield – Back to the World (1973)

Back to the World is the fourth solo studio album by American soul/funk musician/vocalist Curtis Mayfield, released in 1973 on Curtom. Tracklist: A1. “Back to the World” (6:48) A2. “Future Shock” (5:24) A3. “Right On for the Darkness” (7:30) B1. “If I Were Only a Child Again” (2:53) B2. “Can’t Say Nothin’” (5:20) B3. “Keep […]

Leo Sayer ‎– Silverbird (1973)

Silverbird is the debut album by English vocalist/performer Leo Sayer, released in 1973 on Chrysalis. Tracklist: A1. “Innocent Bystander” (3:02) A2. “Goodnight Old Friend” (2:49) A3. “Drop Back” (3:20) A4. “Silverbird” (1:19) A5. “The Show Must Go On” (3:30) A6. “The Dancer” (4:28) B1. “Tomorrow” (4:12) B2. “Don’t Say It’s Over” (3:14) B3. “Slow Motion” (1:45) […]

Black Sabbath ‎– Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973)

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is the fifth album by English metal band Black Sabbath, released in 1973 on WWA and Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” (5:42) A2. “A National Acrobat” (6:16) A3. “Fluff” (4:10) A4. “Sabbra Cadabra” (5:55) B1. “Killing Yourself to Live” (5:40) B2. “Who Are You” (4:10) B3. “Looking for Today” (4:59) […]

Space Opera ‎– Space Opera (1973)

Space Opera is the first album only album by the namesake American rustic/art-rock band, released in 1973 on Epic/Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Country Max” (3:20) A2. “Holy River” (5:26) A3. “Outlines” (4:10) A4. “Guitar Suite” (7:36) B1. “My Telephone Artist (Has Come and Gone)” (3:46) B2. “Riddle” (3:05) B3. “Prelude No. 4” (3:52) B4. “Lookout” (2:46) […]

Public Foot the Roman ‎– Public Foot the Roman (1973)

Public Foot the Roman is an album by the namesake English symphonic/art-rock band, released in 1973 on Sovereign. Tracklist: A1. “Landowner” (4:38) A2. “When You Lay It Down” (5:40) A3. “King for a Day” (3:09) A4. “Judas Returns” (6:00) B1. “Don’t Bite the Hand” (5:05) B2. “One (On My Mind)” (4:54) B3. “Decline and Fall” […]

Museo Rosenbach ‎– Zarathustra (1973)

Zarathustra is the first and only studio album from the original formation of Italian symphonic/operatic-rock band Museo Rosenbach, released in 1973 on Dischi Ricordi. Tracklist: A1. “Zarathustra” – a. L’ultimo uomo” (3:35) – b. Il re di ieri” (4:40) – c. Al di là del bene e del male” (2:39) – d. Superuomo” (6:25) – e. […]

Clannad ‎– Clannad (1973)

Clannad is the debut album by the namesake Irish Celt-folk ensemble, released in 1973 on Philips. Tracklist: A1. “Níl Sé Ina La” (4:50) A2. “Thíos Chois Na Trá Domh” (2:55) A3. “Brian Boru’s March” (3:50) A4. “Siobhán Ní Dhuibhir” (4:30) A5. “An Mhaighdean Mhara” (2:10) A6. “Liza” (2:00) B1. “An tOileán Úr” (4:03) B2. “Mrs. McDermott” […]

Hiro Yanagida ‎– Hirocosmos (1973)

Hirocosmos is the fifth solo album by Japanese post-bop/jazz-rock keyboardist Hiro Yanagida, released in 1973 on CBS/Sony. Tracklist: A1. “The Sea of Tempest” (5:35) A2. “Ode to Taurus” (4:15) A3. “Breaking Sound-Barrier” (5:15) A4. “Happy Cruise” (6:29) B1. “Rockomotion” (5:50) B2. “Uncertain Trip” (6:37) B3. “Time For Reverie” (4:23) Credits: Directed By [Recording Director] – Hiro […]

Mike Oldfield ‎– Tubular Bells (1973)

Tubular Bells is the debut album by English composer/multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield, released in 1973 on Virgin. Tracklist: A. “Tubular Bells (Part One)” (25:00) B. “Tubular Bells (Part Two)” (23:50) Credits: Mike Oldfield — farfisa organ, electric guitar, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, Lowrey organ, writer, sound engineer, grand piano, glockenspiel, guitar, organ, mando-guitar, fuzzbox, percussion, flageolet, […]

Mahavishnu Orchestra ‎– Birds of Fire (1973)

Birds of Fire is the second studio album by multinational jazz-rock ensemble the Mahavishnu Orchestra, released in 1973 on Columbia Records. Tracklist: A1. “Birds of Fire” (5:44) A2. “Miles Beyond (Miles Davis)” (4:41) A3. “Celestial Terrestrial Commuters” (2:55) A4. “Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love” (0:21) A5. “Thousand Island Park” (3:21) A6. “Hope” (1:57) B1. “One […]

Herbie Hancock ‎– Sextant (1973)

Sextant is the eleventh studio album by American jazz-funk keyboardist Herbie Hancock, released in March 1973 on Columbia Records. Tracklist: A1. “Rain Dance” (9:16) A2. “Hidden Shadows” (10:13) B. “Hornets” (19:36) Credits: Mwandishi (Herbie Hancock) – piano, Fender Rhodes, clavinet, Mellotron, ARP 2600, ARP Pro Soloist, Moog synthesizer Mwile (Bennie Maupin) – soprano saxophone, bass […]

Herbie Hancock ‎– Head Hunters (1973)

Head Hunters is the twelfth studio album by American jazz-funk keyboardist Herbie Hancock, released in October 1973 on Columbia Records. Tracklist: A1. “Chameleon” (15:41) A2. “Watermelon Man” (6:29) B1. “Sly” (10:18) B2. “Vein Melter” (9:10) Credits: Herbie Hancock — producer, fender rhodes electric piano, Clavinet, ARP Odyssey, synthesizer, pipes, composer Bennie Maupin — soprano saxophone, […]

Jackson Heights ‎– Bump ‘N’ Grind (1973)

Bump ‘N’ Grind is the fourth album by English art-rock/music-hall foursome Jackson Heights, released in 1973 on Vertigo.   Tracklist: A1. “I Could Be Your Orchestra” (4:22) A2. “Spaghetti Sunshine” (3:30) A3. “Long Naked Lady” (3:40) A4. “Public Romance” (2:40) A5. “Bump and Grind” (3:30) B1. “Cumberland Country” (4:30) B2. “It’s a Shame” (4:25) B3. […]

Roberta Flack ‎– Killing Me Softly (1973)

Killing Me Softly is the fourth solo album by American soul vocalist/pianist Roberta Flack, released in 1973 on Atlantic. The title is based on the album’s opening track — a cover of the Norman Gimbel/Charles Fox composition “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” first recorded the prior year on Lori Lieberman’s debut album. Flack’s version topped […]

Nada ‎– Ho Scoperto Che Esisto Anch’Io (1973)

Ho Scoperto Che Esisto Anch’Io is the third album by Italian canzone/folk singer Nada, released in 1973 on RCA Italiana. Tracklist: A1. “Confiteor” (4:51) A2. “Sovrapposizioni” (4:39) A3. “La passeggiata” (3:45) A4. “Sul porto di Livorno” (3:53) A5. “Eri proprio tu” (4:51) B1. “Come faceva freddo” (4:49) B2. “Lui è un folle” (3:56) B3. “Ma […]

Eddie Henderson ‎– Realization (1973)

Realization is the debut album by American jazz trumpeter Eddie Henderson, released in 1973 on Capricorn. Tracklist: A1. “Scorpio-Libra” (11:12) A2. “Mars in Libra” (8:40) B1. “Anua” (8:50) B2. “Spiritual Awakening” (2:33) B3. “Revelation / Realization” (8:00) Credits: Eddie Henderson — trumpet, cornet, fluegelhorn Bennie Maupin — alto flute, flute, stritch, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet Herbie […]

Perigeo ‎– Abbiamo Tutti un Blues da Piangere (1973)

Abbiamo Tutti un Blues da Piangere is the second album by Italian jazz-rock band Perigeo, released in 1973 on RCA Italiana. Tracklist: A1. “Non c’è tempo da perdere” (8:49) A2. “Déjà Vu” (5:01) A3. “Rituale” (7:31) B1. “Abbiamo tutti un blues da piangere” (6:10) B2. “Country” (3:07) B3. “Nadir” (3:49) B4. “Vento, pioggia e sole” […]

Secret Oyster ‎– Secret Oyster (1973)

Secret Oyster is the debut album by the namesake Danish jazz-rock quintet, released in 1973 on CBS. The album was issued stateside with the title Furtive Pearl. Tracklist: A1. “Dampexpressen” (4:24) A2. “Fire & Water” (5:34) A3. “Vive la Quelle?” (8:50) B1. “Blazing Lace” (4:45) B2. “Public Oyster” (10:46 — 2:27–8:30) B3. “Mis(s) fortune” (1:28) […]

Jethro Tull ‎– A Passion Play (1973)

A Passion Play is the sixth album by English symphonic/folk-rock band Jethro Tull, released in 1973 on Chrysalis. Tracklist: A. A Passion Play — Part I (23:09) I. Act 1: “Ronnie Pilgrim’s funeral — a winter’s morning in the cemetery” (9:08) a. “Lifebeats” (instrumental) (1:14) b. “Prelude” (instrumental) (2:14) c. “The Silver Cord” (4:29) d. […]

Lonnie Liston Smith and The Cosmic Echoes ‎– Astral Traveling (1973)

Astral Traveling is the debut album by Lonnie Liston Smith‘s Cosmic Echoes, released in 1973 on Flying Dutchman. Tracklist: A1. “Astral Traveling” (5:30) A2. “Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord” (6:30) A3. “Rejuvenation” (5:50) B1. “I Mani (Faith)” (6:10) B2. “In Search of Truth” (7:04) B3. “Aspirations” (4:20) Credits: Lonnie Liston Smith […]

Stomu Yamashta’s East Wind ‎– Freedom Is Frightening (1973)

Freedom Is Frightening is an album by Japanese avant-garde/classical percussionist Stomu Yamashta, recorded with his jazz-rock combo East Wind featuring the talents of guitarist Gary Boyle and bassist Hugh Hopper. The album was released in 1973 on Island. Tracklist: A1. “Freedom Is Frightening” (8:49) A2. “Rolling Nuns” (7:14) B1. “Pine on the Horizon” (11:48) B2. […]

Thirsty Moon ‎– You’ll Never Come Back (1973)

You’ll Never Come Back is the second album by German jazz-rock/psych band Thirsty Moon, released in 1973 on Brain. Tracklist: A1. “I See You” (7:00) A2. “Trash Man” (14:20) B1. “Tune In” (4:56) B2. “You’ll Never Come Back” (12:26 — 2:30–6:30 | 8:14–12:24) B3. “Das Fest der Völker” (5:02) Credits: Bass, Cello, Vocals, Percussion – […]

Blue Öyster Cult ‎– Tyranny and Mutation (1973)

Tyranny and Mutation is the second album by American hard-rockers Blue Öyster Cult, released in 1973 on Columbia. Tracklist: The Black A1. “The Red & the Black” (4:20) A2. “O.D.’d on Life Itself” (4:50) A3. “Hot Rails to Hell” (5:12) A4. “7 Screaming Diz-Busters” (7:00) The Red B1. “Baby Ice Dog” (3:28) B2. “Wings Wetted […]

The Stylistics ‎– Rockin’ Roll Baby (1973)

Rockin’ Roll Baby is the third album by American soul combo The Stylistics, released in 1973 on Avco. Tracklist: A1. “Only for the Children” (4:38) A2. “Could This Be the End” (4:09) A3. “Let Them Work It Out” (3:58) A4. “Make It Last” (2:59) A5. “Pay Back Is a Dog” (4:31) B1. “Love Comes Easy” […]

Mayfly – Mayfly (1973)

Mayfly is an album by the namesake Dutch art-pop/folk combo, released in 1973 on Ariola. Tracklist: A1. “From Now On” (4:38) A2. “Symptoms of Summer” (3:46) A3. “Dawn of an Old Man” (3:06) A4. “The Smell of It” (3:02) A5. “Lemoncake” (4:06) B1. “The Stable” (3:03) B2. “Intermezzo” (1:05) B3. “Secondhand Dream” (3:30) B4. “Blue […]

Cosmos Factory ‎– Cosmos Factory (1973)

Cosmos Factory is the debut album by the namesake Japanese art-rock/psych band, released in 1973 on Nippon Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “サウンドトラック1984 [Soundtrack 1984]” (3:22) A2. “神話 (Shinwa) [Maybe]” (5:57) A3. “目醒め (Mezame) [Soft Focus]” (3:38) A4. “追憶のファンタジー (Tsuioku no Fantasy) [Fantastic Mirror]” (4:32) A5. “ポルタガイスト [Poltergeist]” (4:26) B1. トランシルヴァニアの古城 (Transylvania no Kojō) [An Old Castle of […]

Donald Byrd ‎– Black Byrd (1973)

Black Byrd is a jazz-funk album by American trumpeter Donald Byrd, released in 1973 on Blue Note. Tracklist: A1. “Flight Time” (8:30) A2. “Black Byrd” (8:00) A3. “Love’s So Far Away” (6:00) B1. “Mr. Thomas” (5:15) B2. “Sky High” (5:59) B3. “Slop Jar Blues” (6:00) B4. “Where Are We Going?” (4:40) Credits: Donald Byrd — […]

Barry Miles ‎– Scatbird (1973)

Scatbird is the fifth headlining album by American jazz pianist Barry Miles, released in 1973 on Mainstream Records. The album finds him in a rock-combo setting with guitarist John Abercrombie. Tracklist: A1. “Scatbird” (3:44) A2. “Suburban Shuffle” (5:27) A3. “Life-Cycle” (6:25) A4. “Arrows and Eagles” (2:16) B1. “Skeleton Dance” (9:38) B2. “Latina” (4:40) B3. “First Love” […]

Cirkus ‎– One (1973)

One is an album by English symphonic-rock band Cirkus, released in 1973 on RCB (Projects) Ltd. The album is the band’s only release under the nameplate during their original ’70s-era existence. Tracklist: A1. “You Are” A2. “Seasons” A3. “April ’73” A4. “Song for Tavish” A5. “A Prayer” B1. “Brotherly Love” B2. “Those Were the Days” B3. […]

Thunderpussy – Documents of Captivity (1973)

Documents of Captivity is the first and only album by American hard-rock/psych trio Thunderpussy, released in 1973 on MTR Records. Tracklist: A1. “Document of Enigma: Scream Inside / Eden to Now” (6:39) A2. “Document of Validation: Observation of Us / The Slave and the Duke” (7:32) A3. “Document of Extrinsic Value: Lucifer / The Battle” […]

Led Zeppelin ‎– Houses of the Holy (1973)

Houses of the Holy is the fifth album by English hard-rock band Led Zeppelin, released in 1973 on Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “The Song Remains the Same” (5:24) A2. “The Rain Song” (7:32) A3. “Over the Hills and Far Away” (4:42) A4. “The Crunge” (3:10) B1. “Dancing Days” (3:40) B2. “D’yer Mak’er” (4:19) B3. “No Quarter” […]

Triumvirat ‎– Illusions on a Double Dimple (1973)

Illusions on a Double Dimple is the second album by German symphonic-rock trio Triumvirat, released in 1973 on Harvest. Tracklist: Illusions on a Double Dimple — 23:22 A1. “Flashback” (0:54) A2. “Schooldays” (3:20) A3. “Triangle” (6:55) A4. “Illusions” (1:40) A5. “Dimplicity” (5:28) A6. “Last Dance” (4:42) Mister Ten Percent — 21:31 B1. “Maze” (3:01) B2. […]

Sweet Smoke ‎– Darkness to Light (1973)

Darkness to Light is the second of two studio albums by American/German band Sweet Smoke, released in 1973 on Harvest. Tracklist: A1. “Just an Empty Dream” (4:15) A2. “I’d Rather Burn Than Disappear” (4:13) A3. “Kundalini” (13:20) B1. “Believe Me My Friends” (4:25) B2. “Show Me the Way to the War” (5:25) B3. “Darkness to […]

Nuova Idea ‎– Clowns (1973)

Clowns is the third and final album by Italian symphonic-rock band Nuova Idea, released in 1973 on Ariston Music. Tracklist: A1. “Clessidra” (5:25) A2. “Un’isola” (8:00) A3. “Il giardino dei sogni” (5:17) B1. “Clown” (10:45) B2. “Una vita nuova” (5:20 — 2:34–5:22) Credits: Bass [Fender Bass], Sounds [Whisky Bottle], Recorder, Voice – Enrico Casagni Drums, Timpani, […]

Wallenstein ‎– Cosmic Century (1973)

Cosmic Century is the third album by German symphonic/hard-rock band Wallenstein, released in 1973 on Kosmische Musik. Tracklist: A1. “Rory Blanchford” (9:25) A2. “Grand Piano” (2:11) A3. “Silver Arms” (9:40) B1. “The Marvellous Child” (6:10) B2. “Song of Wire” (7:46) B3. “The Cosmic Couriers Meet South Philly Willy” (7:24) Credits: Jürgen Dollase — grand piano, […]

Caravan ‎– For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night (1973)

For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night is the fifth album by English symphonic/jazz-pop band Caravan, released in 1973 on Deram/London. Tracklist: A1. “Memory Lain, Hugh” (5:00) A2. “Headloss” (4:19) A3. “Hoedown” (3:10) A4. “Surprise, Surprise” (3:45) A5. “C’Thlu Thlu” (6:10) B1. “The Dog, the Dog, He’s at It Again” (5:53) B2. “Be All […]

Nine Days Wonder ‎– We Never Lost Control (1973)

We Never Lost Control is the second album by German jazz-rock/art-rock band Nine Days Wonder, released in 1973 on Bacillus. Tracklist: A1. “Days in Bright Light” (5:32) A2. “Fisherman’s Dream” (3:49) A3. “Andromeda Nomads” (5:30) A4. “The Great Game” (3:27) B1. “Angels Due to Arrive” (4:30) B2. “We Grasp the Naked Meat” (9:11) B3. “Armaranda” […]

Oasis ‎– Oasis (1973)

Oasis is an album by the namesake American psych-folk collective, released in 1973 on Cranbus. Tracklist: A1. “The Wake” (3:40) A2. “Caught Away” (3:00) A3. “Runaway Life” (4:31) A4. “To Be Born Again” (3:13) A5. “Indeed Candide” (2:24) A6. “I Didn’t Like to Tell Her” (5:10) B1. “We Are People” (5:54) B2. “Every Way of a […]

Josipa Lisac ‎– Dnevnik Jedne Ljubavi (1973)

Dnevnik Jedne Ljubavi is the debut album by Yugoslavian jazz-pop vocalist Josipa Lisac, released in 1973 on Jugoton. Tracklist: A1. “O jednoj mladosti” (3:59) A2. “Srela sam se s’ njim” (3:10) A3. “Sreća” (3:11) A4. “Po prvi put” (2:50) A5. “Plačem” (4:11) B1. “Jedna kratka vijest” (3:19) B2. “Ležaj od suza” (4:29) B3. “Ne prepoznajem […]

New Trolls ‎– Atomic System (1973)

N.T. Atomic System is the fifth album by Italian symphonic/jazz-rock collective New Trolls, released in 1973 on Magma. Subsequent issues of the album bear the titles Night on the Bare Mountain (PAn, Germany), To Believe Again – Later I Saw – Hibernation (Eurodisc, France), and Una notte sul Monte Calvo (Magma, Italy). Tracklist: A1. “La nuova predica di Padre […]

Dragonwyck ‎– Chapter 2 (1973)

Chapter 2 is an album by Midwest heavy-psych band Dragonwyck, originally self-pressed on acetate in 1973 and reissued in 2006 on World in Sound. Tracklist: A1. “Kimberly” A2. “He Loves You” A3. “Fire Climbs” A4. “Relics” A5. “Freedom Son” B1. “Lady” B2. “Run to the Devil” B3. “Dead Man” B4. “The Music” B5. “Forever Only […]

Michael Fennelly ‎– Lane Changer (1973)

Lane Changer is the first of two solo albums by American guitarist/songwriter Michael Fennelly, released in 1973 on Epic. The artist is backed on this album by all of Argent in addition to his ex-Crabby Appleton cohort Casey Foutz. Tracklist: A1. “Lane Changer” (2:34) A2. “Touch My Soul” (4:03) A3. “Won’t You Please Do That” […]

Kraftwerk ‎– Ralf & Florian (1973)

Ralf & Florian is the third album by German electronic duo Kraftwerk, released in 1973 on Philips. Tracklist: A1. “Elektrisches Roulette” (4:19) A2. “Tongebirge” (2:50) A3. “Kristallo” (6:18) A4. “Heimatklänge” (3:45) B1. “Tanzmusik” (6:34) B2. “Ananas Symphonie” (13:55) Credits: Ralf Hütter – vocals, keyboards, organ, electronics, bass guitar, guitar, drums, percussion Florian Schneider – vocals, […]

Stealers Wheel ‎– Ferguslie Park (1973)

Ferguslie Park is the second album by Scottish art-pop/folk combo Stealers Wheel, released in 1973 on A&M. Produced by the legendary writing team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, the band are enriched on this album with an array of woodwinds, keyboards, tuned/untuned percussion, and sundry string instruments. Tracklist: A1. “Good Businessman” (4:12) A2. “Star” […]

Sadao Watanabe ‎– Open Road (1973)

Open Road is a live double-album by Japanese saxist/flutist Sadao Watanabe, released in 1973 on CBS/Sony. Tracklist: A1. “Birds” (5:02) A2. “Morning” (6:00) A3. “Pastel Morning” (6:55) A4. “Rock Dove” (4:03) A5. “Flowing” (2:58) A6. “Intersection” (5:00) B1. “Jua Song” (10:48) B2. “Tanza Frills” (14:13) C1. “Echo” (10:10) C2. “Kaleidoscope” (7:41) D1. “Love Song” (11:05) […]

Area ‎– Arbeit Macht Frei (Il Lavoro Rende Liberi) (1973)

Arbeit Macht Frei (Il Lavoro Rende Liberi) is the debut album by Italian avant-garde/jazz-rock band Area, released in 1973 on Cramps. Tracklist: A1. “Luglio, agosto, settembre (Nero)” (4:00) A2. “Arbeit macht frei” (7:56) A3. “Consapevolezza” (6:06) B1. “Le labbra del tempo” (6:00) B2. “240 chilometri da Smirne” (5:15) B3. “L’abbattimento dello Zeppelin” (6:52 — 1:05–3:15) […]

Strinx ‎– Talk to the Wind (1973)

Talk to the Wind is an album by German jazz-rock band Strinx, released in 1973 on Spiegelei. Tracklist: A1. “Talk to the Wind” (10:40) A2. “One for Brian” (6:27) A3. “Green Eyes” (3:24) B1. “Ooshee-Opalah” (12:51) B2. “The Sphinx” (9:00) Credits: Wolfgang Kliegel — violin, Clavinet, harp, percussion Werner Geck — piano Meinhold Puhl — […]

Yes ‎– Tales from Topographic Oceans (1973)

Tales from Topographic Oceans is the sixth studio album by English symphonic-rock band Yes, released in October 1973 on Atlantic. Tracklist: A. “The Revealing Science of God – Dance of the Dawn” (20:27) B. “The Remembering – High the Memory” (20:38) C. “The Ancient – Giants Under the Sun” (18:34) D. “Ritual – Nous sommes […]

Soft Machine ‎– Six (1973)

Six is a studio album by English jazz-rock quartet Soft Machine, release in February 1973 on CBS/Columbia. The album is the band’s sixth overall and their second double-LP set. Tracklist: A1. “Fanfare” (0:42) A2. “All White” (4:43) A3. “Between” (2:24) A4. “Riff” (4:31) A5. “37½” (6:53) B1. “Gesolreut” (6:13) B2. “E.P.V.” (2:47) B3. “Lefty” (4:50) […]

Pell Mell ‎– From the New World (1973)

From the New World is the second album by German symphonic-rock band Pell Mell, released in 1973 on Philips. Tracklist: A1. “From the New World” (16:06) A2. “Toccata” (3:53) B1. “Suite I (Five Past Four a.m.)” (8:05) B2. “Suite II (Deficiency)” (11:30) Credits: Thomas Schmitt — violin, flute, producer Rudolf Schön — lead vocals Mitch […]

Catalyst ‎– Perception (1973)

Perception is the second album by American jazz-funk/post-bop quartet Catalyst, released in 1973 on Muse. Tracklist: A1. “Perception” (15:10) A2. “Uzuri” (2:59) B1. “Celestial Bodies” (9:20) B2. “Ile Ife” (7:02) B3. “Got to Be There” (2:44) Credits: Bass – Zuri Tyrone Brown Drums, Percussion – Onaje Sherman Ferguson Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Nwalinu Odean Pope […]

Gary Farr – Addressed to the Censors of Love (1973)

Addressed to the Censors of Love is the third solo album by English singer/songwriter Gary Farr, released in 1973 on Atco. Tracklist: A1. “Breakfast Boo-Ga-Loo” (3:13) A2. “Wailing Wall” (4:41) A3. “Muggsy the Lard” (3:57) A4. “General’s Daughter” (3:32) A5. “Mexican Sun” (2:39) A6. “White Bird” (3:22) B1. “Faith What a Face” (3:13) B2. “I’ll […]

Pescado Rabioso ‎– Pescado 2 (1973)

Pescado 2 is the second album by Argentinian psych/folk/blues-rock band Pescado Rabioso, released in 1973 on Microfón. Tracklist: A1. “Panadero ensoñado” (0:37) A2. “Iniciado del alba” (3:09) A3. “Poseído del alba” (3:42) A4. “Como el viento voy a ver” (5:13) A5. “Viajero naciendo” (2:56) A6. “Mañana o pasado” (2:39) B1. “Nena boba” (3:05) B2. “Madre-selva” (7:45) […]

Jean-Luc Ponty Experience ‎– Open Strings (1973)

Open Strings is an album by French violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, released in 1973 on MPS. The musician is backed on this release by Experience — a multinational jazz-rock combo that included German pianist Joachim Kühn and English guitarist Philip Catherine. Tracklist: A1. “Flipping, Part I” (4:38) A2. “Flipping, Part II” (10:38) A3. “Flipping, Part III” (5:31) B1. “Open […]

Jobriath ‎– Jobriath (1973)

Jobriath is the first of two solo albums by the namesake American art-pop/cabaret performer, released in 1973 on Elektra. Tracklist: A1. “Take Me I’m Yours” (4:10) A2. “Be Still” (3:37) A3. “World Without End” (3:41) A4. “Space Clown” (2:34) A5. “Earthling” (3:29) A6. “Movie Queen” (1:56) B1. “I’m a Man” (3:33) B2. “Inside” (3:46) B3. “Morning […]

Greenslade ‎– Bedside Manners Are Extra (1973)

Bedside Manners Are Extra is the second album by English symphonic-rock supergroup Greenslade, released in 1973 on Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. “Bedside Manners Are Extra” (6:16) A2. “Pilgrims Progress” (7:12) A3. “Time to Dream” (4:46) B1. “Drum Folk” (8:44) B2. “Sunkissed You’re Not” (6:27) B3. “Chalkhill” (5:24) Credits: Dave Greenslade – keyboards Dave Lawson – […]

Clearlight Symphony ‎– Clear Light Symphony (1973)

Clear Light Symphony is the debut album by French/English electronic/space-rock collective Clearlight, released in 1973 on Virgin. Tracklist: A. “Clearlight Symphony Part 1” (20:12)* B. “Clearlight Symphony Part 2” (20:35)** *(:01–6:05–12:45–20:18) **(:01–3:30–6:08, 6:10–8:52, 9:55–11:38–13:40+18:22–20:25) Credits: Cyrille Verdeaux — grand piano, organ, Mellotron, composer, arranger, producer, bass synth, gong Tim Blake — synthesizer, percussion, engineer, producer […]

Byzantium ‎– Seasons Changing (1973)

Seasons Changing is the second and final proper album by English symphonic/rustic rockers Byzantium, released in 1973 on A&M. Tracklist: A1. “What a Coincidence” (3:55) A2. “My Season’s Changing With the Sun” (2:37) A3. “Show Me the Way” (4:03) A4. “I’ll Always Be Your Friend” (4:08) A5. “October Andy” (5:22) B. “Something You Said – […]

Vytas Brenner ‎– La Ofrenda de Vytas (1973)

La Ofrenda de Vytas is the debut album by Venezuelan musician/composer Vytas Brenner, released in 1973 on Yare. The following year, Dutch label Pink Elephant issued the album as Today Latin American Pop Music (La Ofrenda De Vytas). Tracklist: A1. “Morrocoy” (6:29) A2. “Ofrenda de Miguel” (3:51) A3. “Tormenta de Barlovento” (4:05) A4. “Frailejón” (2:42) […]

Collie Ryan ‎– Indian Harvest (1973)

Indian Harvest is one of three back-to-back albums by Native American singer/songwriter Collie Ryan, released in 1973 with a self-painted cover on her own Rainbow Recording label. Tracklist: A1. “Prairie Day Lady” (1:46) A2. “Indian Harvest” (3:56) A3. “Old Man” (4:10) A4. “Turquoise” (3:00) A5. “Brother Sun, Sister Moon” (1:40) A6. “Cricket” (3:04) A7. “Walk […]

Eero Koivistoinen Music Society ‎– Wahoo! (1973)

Wahoo! is the seventh headlining album by Finnish jazz-funk saxophonist Eero Koivistoinen, released in 1973 on RCA Victor. Tracklist: A1. “Hot C” (7:39) A2. “7 Up” (4:56) A3. “6 Down” (7:55) B1. “Suite 19” (10:50) B2. “Bells” (5:42) B3. “Wahoo!” (4:16) Credits: Alto Saxophone, Flute – Juhani Aaltonen Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – Unto Haapa-Aho […]

J.J. Johnson ‎– Cleopatra Jones [OST] (1973)

Cleopatra Jones is a soundtrack album to a blaxploitation action/comedy with music by composer/arrangers J.J. Johnson and Carl Brandt and soul singers Joe Simon and Millie Jackson. The album was released in 1973 on Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. Joe Simon — “Theme From Cleopatra Jones” (3:48) A2. Carl Brandt — “The Wrecking Yard” (3:36) A3. […]

Som Imaginário ‎– Matança do Porco (1973)

Matança do Porco is the third and final studio album by Brazilian samba/jazz-pop band Som Imaginário, released in 1973 on Odeon. Tracklist: A1. “Armina” (5:46) A2. “A 3” (3:11) A3. “Armina (vinheta 1)” (0:45) A4. “A Nº 2” (6:41) B1. “A matança do porco” (11:08) B2. “Armina (vinheta 2)” (0:33) B3. “Bolero” (3:11) B4. “Mar […]

Rudolph Johnson ‎– The Second Coming (1973)

The Second Coming is an album by post-bop saxist Rudolph Johnson, released in 1973 on Black Jazz. The album is the second of two titles the label issued by the artist during the early 1970s. Tracklist: A1. “The Traveler” (7:14) A2. “Time and Space” (7:19) A3. “The Highest Pleasure” (7:39) B1. “The Water Bearer” (6:42) […]

Alphataurus ‎– Alphataurus (1973)

Alphataurus is an album by the namesake Italian symphonic/hard-rock band, released in 1973 on Magma. Tracklist: A1. “Peccato d’orgoglio” (12:20) A2. “Dopo l’uragano” (5:05) A3. “Croma” (3:16) B1. “La mente vola” (9:20) B2. “Ombra muta” (9:42) Credits: Pietro Pellegrini — keys Guido Wassermann — guitars/vocals Alfonso Oliva — electric bass Giorgio Santandrea — drums Michele […]