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June 1, 1974 was originally released by Island Records the same year in which it was recorded.
The idea for the concert came from Richard Williams (Islands A&R), who suggested that the reunion of all of these Island artists would help generate interest in the label (which had up to then been primarily associated with reggae). Brian Eno performs two songs from his debut solo album Here Come the Warm Jets (1973), while former Velvet Underground chanteuse Nico delivers a stunning version of The Doors The End. Fellow former Velvet John Cale curdles the blood with his alarming take on Elvis Presleys Heartbreak Hotel. Ayers selections take up the remainder of the album and theyre also spectacular.
The personnel is completed with Ayers extraordinary touring band The Soporifics featuring guitarist Ollie Halsall (Patto, Timebox), exceptionally reinforced by none other than Robert Wyatt (Soft Machine) and the famous British guitarist Mike Oldfield.
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Brian Eno, vocals, synthesizer (1,2), synthesizer (3,4,9)
John Cale, viola (1,9), piano (2), vocals (3)
Ollie Halsall, piano (1), guitar (2,3, 7,8), acoustic guitar (9)
Rabbit, organ (1-3,7-9) grand piano, electric piano (7)
Archie Leggatt, bass guitar (1-3, 7,9)
Kevin Ayers, bass guitar (1-3) vocals, guitar (5-9)
Eddie Sparrow, bass drum (1), drum kit (2,3,7), tympani (9)
Robert Wyatt, percussion (1-3,7,9)
Liza Strike, backing vocals (3)
Irene Chanter, backing vocals (3)
Doreen Chanter, backing vocals (3)
Nico, vocals, harmonium (4)
Mike Oldfield, solo guitar (8), acoustic guitar (9)
1. Driving Me Backwards (Brian Eno)
2. Baby's On Fire (Eno)
3. Heartbreak Hotel (John Cale)
4. The End (Nico)
5. May I? (Kevin Ayers)
6. Shouting In A Bucket Blues (Ayers)
7. Stranger In Blue Suede Shoes (Ayers)
8. Everybody's Sometime And Some People's All The Time Blues (Ayers)
9. Two Goes Into Four (Ayers)