Argent was an English art-rock band that released six studio albums and a live double-LP on Epic between 1970 and 1975, followed by a seventh on RCA. They were the namesake of ex-Zombies keyboardist Rod Argent. On their first five albums, Argent was a four-piece with singer/guitarist Russ Ballard, who found success outside the band […]

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) […]

Russ Ballard ‎– Winning (1976)

Winning is the second solo album by English musician/songwriter Russ Ballard, released in 1976 on Epic. Tracklist: A1. “Winning” (3:39) A2. “Halloween” (3:53) A3. “A Song for Gail (What Have We Got Her Into?)” (4:33) A4. “Fakin’ Love” (3:36) A5. “Since You Been Gone” (2:46) B1. “Just a Dream Away” (4:21) B2. “Here I Am” […]

Argent ‎– Ring of Hands (1971)

Ring of Hands is the second album by English art-rock foursome Argent, released in 1971 on Epic. Tracklist: A1. “Celebration” (2:52)* A2. “Sweet Mary” (4:05) A3. “Cast Your Spell Uranus” (4:29) A4. “Lothlorien” (7:50) B1. “Chained” (5:18) B2. “Rejoice” (3:44) B3. “Pleasure” (4:51) B4. “Sleep Won’t Help Me” (5:09) B5. “Where Are We Going Wrong” […]

Russ Ballard

Russ Ballard (born Oct. 31, 1945) is an English songwriter, musician, and singer from Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, who first emerged in Adam Faith’s backing band The Roulettes during the mid-1960s. After a late-’60s stint with Unit 4 + 2, Ballard co-founded Argent with ex-Zombies keyboardist Rod Argent in 1969. Between 1970 and 1974, Ballard recorded […]