Carpenters: Voice of the Heart – This was released after Karen Carpenter’s death in 1983, it mainly consists filler, only containing two new songs, plus her last song she recorded, the rest are tunes from sessions over the years. Pretty dire stuff unfortunately. They were a great band though with some poppy tunes. I never knew Richard Carpenter was addicted to Quaaludes!
George Benson: White Rabbit – 1972 release from George, with Herbie Hancock and Billy Cobham among others, not given this a decent listen as yet.
Jean Michel Jarre: Les Chants Magnétiques – Album number five (released 1981) from Monsieur JMJ. And one of the first records to have sampling no less. To make the sounds on this record Monsieur JMJ used a MDB poly sequencer, RSF Kobol, Oberheim OB-X, ARP 2600, Firelight CMI, EMS Synthi AKS, EMS Synthi VCS3, Korg KR 55, Elka 707, Eminent 310U, Moog Taurus Pedal Synthesiser, EMS Vocoder 1000, Korg VC-10 and a Electro-Harmonix Echoflanger.
Album Count 2016: 257
Here’s the Oberheim OB-X in action: