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    Posted: August 03 2019 at 14:21
What are some of the most random album appearances you've discovered?

I was surprised to find Bruford randomly appeared on a partially narrated album based on "Peter and the Wolf" with a number of other proggers, but only contributed a few snare hits to one track.

Also Robert Fripp randomly produced two albums by Irish vocal trio "The Roches" (I have one and it's pretty good - he adds a few nice guitar parts to several tracks).
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Steve Howe on the title-track of  Frankie Goes to Hollywood's album Welcome to the Pleasuredome. The 13-minute-plus version is pure prog!


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wasn't Robert Fripp session musician on a Blondie song?(I forgot the name) Embarrassed
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^ Fade Away and Radiate (not you, I mean the name of the song from the Blondie album Parallel Lines...)
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Keith Emerson played on a Rod Stewart album, forget the name.

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Magma bassist Jannick Top appeared as the bassist, arranger and musical director on a few CÚline Dion releases.
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Originally posted by Easy Money Easy Money wrote:

Keith Emerson played on a Rod Stewart album, forget the name.

"E.H. in the UK" features jazz man Eddie Harris backed by an all-star group of Brits including most of early Yes, Ian Paice and others.


The Rod Stewart album was An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down from 1969


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Fripp produced and performed on Sacred Songs, the first Daryl Hall solo LP. May have co-written some of it too. Pretty good album, btw.
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for a couple of concerts Peter Hammill teamed up with the Kronos Quartet, they would play their composition "The Music of Erich Zann" (the composer was actually John Geist) based on the story of the same name by famous horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. Peter Hammill narrated the story (the words remained unchanged) and the Kronos Quartet played along. they performed this three times. this recording is from July 22nd 1994 at the Barbican Centre in London:


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Do you really mean "weirdest album" or rather "uncharacteristic of?"

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Tony Levin played with Paul MacCartney.
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Jon Anderson did some vocals on a Toto song on their 1988 album The Seventh One (Mushanga). 
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When I had a vinyl collection I had a number of albums by Contempory Christian Artists, one such was Only Visiting This Planet by Larry Norman. I was reading the liner notes whilst listening and I noticed that the bass guitarist on it was John Wetton.
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Originally posted by Raff Raff wrote:

Steve Howe on the title-track of  Frankie Goes to Hollywood's album Welcome to the Pleasuredome. The 13-minute-plus version is pure prog!
 

Steve Howe also played on Propaganda's A Secret Wish ( Trevor Horn connection again)
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Originally posted by AlanB AlanB wrote:

When I had a vinyl collection I had a number of albums by Contempory Christian Artists, one such was Only Visiting This Planet by Larry Norman. I was reading the liner notes whilst listening and I noticed that the bass guitarist on it was John Wetton.
 

Only Visiting This Planet by Larry Norman is great album.  Kind of cross between Neil Young and Dylan.  Excellent song writing.  




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Originally posted by AlanB AlanB wrote:

When I had a vinyl collection I had a number of albums by Contempory Christian Artists, one such was Only Visiting This Planet by Larry Norman. I was reading the liner notes whilst listening and I noticed that the bass guitarist on it was John Wetton.

Is there anyone he never played with; he seems to be ubiquitous? He played with Family, Uriah Heep, Roxy Music, King Crimson, U.K., Wishbone Ash, Atoll, Quango, Renaissance, Phenomena, Brian Eno, Steve Hackett, Phil Manzanera, Eddie Jobson, Roger Chapman and more.


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Originally posted by Raff Raff wrote:

Steve Howe on the title-track of  Frankie Goes to Hollywood's album Welcome to the Pleasuredome. The 13-minute-plus version is pure prog!

The whole first LP on both sides is all prog ... specially when played non-stop.

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Originally posted by Howard the Duck Howard the Duck wrote:

What are some of the most random album appearances you've discovered?

I was surprised to find Bruford randomly appeared on a partially narrated album based on "Peter and the Wolf" with a number of other proggers, but only contributed a few snare hits to one track.

Also Robert Fripp randomly produced two albums by Irish vocal trio "The Roches" (I have one and it's pretty good - he adds a few nice guitar parts to several tracks).

The Roaches are an American group--specifcially I think New Jersey not Ireland. I know some of them.

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Not a really a weird Album itself but the Folk/Singer Songerwriter debut Album by
"Colin Scot" was backed by a whole army of prominent Proggies:
 
Members of Genesis, Yes, VdGG, King Crimson, Rare Bird, Affinity, Lindisfarne, Brinsley Schwarz,
Renaissance and Spinal Tap (!) are singing and playing on this '71 Album.
Colin Scot - Guitar, Vocals
David Jackson - Saxophone
Ian Thornton - Trumpet
Brinsley Schwarz - Guitar
Robert Fripp - Guitar
Davey Johnstone - Guitar
David Kaffinetti- Keyboards
Rick Wakeman - Keyboards
Bob Andrews - Keyboards
Nic Potter - Bass
Rod Clements - Bass
Guy Evans - Drums
Billy Rankin - Drums
Peter Hammill - Vocals
Steve Gould - Vocals
Peter Gabriel - Vocals
Phil Collins - Vocals
Anne Stuart - Vocals
Jane Relf - Vocals
Jon Anderson - Vocals
Linda Hoyle - Vocals
Alan Hull - Vocals
 


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Pete Sinfield wrote the lyrics to "Land of Make Believe" by Bucks Fizz.
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