Discography: Sessions

 

This section of the discography covers Ant's appearances on releases by other artists, either as a session player or producer (and in some cases both).

The releases are listed here in chronological order of release.


Various Artists: Beyond An Empty Dream (1975)

An album of religious-themed songs (subtitled Songs for a Modern Church) which was released by Charisma Records in 1975.

It includes a recording by the Charterhouse Choral Society of Take This Heart, a hymn co-written by Ant and Mike Rutherford. The recording was produced by Ant and recorded by Brian Roberts in the chapel at Charterhouse.

Various Artists: Intergalactic Touring Band (1977)

Ant plays acoustic guitar on the track Reaching Out on this Various Artists album released in 1977.

Ant recorded his contribution to the track whilst on a tour of radio stations in the US to promote the release of The Geese & The Ghost.

 

Mike Rutherford: Smallcreep's Day (1980)

Mike's first solo album.  

Ant plays keyboards on all tracks on this album, which was recorded at Abba's Polar Studios in Stockholm in May & June 1979. 

 

Camel: The Single Factor (1982)

Ant plays 12-string guitar and keyboards on selected tracks on this album, which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London in January and February 1982.  The album also includes End Peace, a track which Ant co-wrote with Andy Latimer.

 

Iva Twydell: Duel (1982)

A solo album by the former drummer of UK band After The Fire.

Ant plays guitar and keyboards on this album as well as assisting with the production and engineering.  The initial sessions for the album took place at Ant's studio in the Spring of 1982.

Denis Quinn: Open Secret (1987)

Ant produced and engineered this album which was recorded in his studio and he also plays guitar and keyboards on it.  Andy Latimer of Camel also guests on this album.

 

Denis Quinn: Mystic Heart (1989)

Ant played guitar on this album as well as engineering and co-producing it.

Asha (Denis Quinn): Amadora (1991)

Ant played keyboards and guitar on this album as well as engineering and co-producing it.

David Thomas & Ronnie Gunn: The Giants Dance (1996)

A compilation of demo recordings from the 1970s by Ant's friends David Thomas and Ronnie Gunn, which was released by Voiceprint Records.

Ant appears on a number of tracks on this album.

 

Battle of the Birds

Subtitled A Celtic Tale, this is an expanded re-release of the 1981 Mother Gong release Battle of the Birds, which was previously only available as a limited cassette release.  

Ant's contribution to the recording is confined to his co-writing and playing on Gypsy Suite, which is used as the backing music for Gilli Smyth's narration of the story of the Battle of the Birds. 

 

ProgAID: All Around The World

A charity release to raise funds for the victims of the 2004 Asian Tsumani Disaster.  

Ant played 12-string guitar and bass pedals on the track.

 

Steve Hackett: Out of the Tunnel's Mouth (2009)

Steve's 2009 studio album - Ant contributes 12-string guitar to two tracks (Emerald And Ash and Sleepers).

Les Chateaux De La Loire Ellesmere: Les Chateaux De La Loire (2015)

An album project devised by guitarist Roberto Vitelli from the Italian prog group Taproban. 

Ant makes a guest appearance in a spoken word role as The Narrator on two tracks (Le Narrateur and Au Revoir...) on the album

John Hackett: Another Life John Hackett: Another Life (2015)

John's 2015 studio album - Ant contributes harpischord, 12-string and classical guitar to the track Satellite.

Anna Madsen: Efflorescence  Anna Madsen: Effloresence (2016) 

The debut album by US singer-songwriter Anna Madsen.  Ant contributes guitar to the tracks Irena's Lullaby, Black Dress and Pioneer Hymn.
Lettie Maclean: Halycon Days  Lettie Maclean: Halycon Days (Days To Remember) (2016) 

A re-worked version of a song that Ant and Lettie originally co-wrote for a Library Music project. Co-produced by Ant and James Collins and released as a digital single by Cherry Red Records.
Sunshine On Your Shoulder  Lettie Maclean: Sunshine On Your Shoulder (2016) 

A re-worked version of a song that Ant and Lettie originally co-wrote for a Library Music project. Co-produced by Ant and James Collins and released as a digital single by Cherry Red Records.
The Gift: Why The Sea Is Salt  The Gift: Why The Sea Is Salt (2016)

The Gift's 2016 album release - Ant contributes 12-string guitar to the track The Tallest Tree, which also features Steve Hackett on lead guitar.

 


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