1978 Albums

Wise After The Event > Phillips, Anthony

Artist: Anthony Phillips
Label: Passport Records
Catalog#: PB 9828
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1978
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
When Anthony Phillips set out to record his next effort, he proffered an album of (more or less) commercial rock music—perhaps in an attempt to build on the success of his debut effort or, at least, create something more contemporary. As such, Wise After The Event presents a different side of Phillips: one that showcases his songwriting. Phillips is not joined by any Genesis cohorts this time, but instead by the world-class rhythm section of Michael Giles and John G. Perry and the production talents of Rupert Hine.

X > Schulze, Klaus

Artist: Klaus Schulze
Label: Brain
Catalog#: 0080.023
Format: 2LP
Country: Germany
Released: 1978-09

XII > Barclay James Harvest

Artist: Barclay James Harvest
Label: Polydor
Catalog#: PD-1-6173
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1978

Xitintoday > Turner, Nik

Artist: Nik Turner's Sphynx
Label: Charisma
Catalog#: CDS 4011
Format: Vinyl
Country: UK
Released: 1978
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Following his departure from Hawkwind in 1976, Nik Turner decamped to Egypt, only to find his host was being deported. But through some twist of fate, he secured recording time in the Great Pyramid (Chepos) of Giza. There, he recorded hours of flute improvisations, all of which would form the basis of his first solo album, Xitintoday. Upon returning to England, he enlisted Steve ("Stiv") Hillage to produce an album from the tapes. Most of the Gong crew (including Mike Howlett, Miquette Giraudy, Tim Blake and Harry Williamson) appeared, along with Alan Powell from Hawkwind.