Vivian Stanshall's Solo Discography

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Singles

Vivian Stanshall - Labio-Dental Fricative b/w Paper-Round

Single credited to Vivian Stanshall / Sean Head Show Band (UK), Vivian Stanshall (USA).
Produced by Vivian Stanshall. Arranged by Neil Innes.
Musicians: Vivian Stanshall (vocal), Eric Clapton (lead guitar), Dennis Cowan (bass) and Remi Kabaka (percussion).

Vivian Stanshall - Suspicion b/w Blind Date

Double A-side single with one side credited to Vivian Stanshall & Gargantuan Chums and the other credited to Vivian Stanshall & biG GRunt.
Produced by Keith Moon.
Musicians (Gargantuan Chums): Vivian Stanshall (vocals, brass), John Entwistle (bass, brass), Anthony Bubs White (guitar), Paul Curtis (guitar) and Keith Moon (drums).
Musicians (biG GRunt): Vivian Stanshall (vocals, brass), Anthony Bubs White (guitar), Dennis Cowan (bass), Ian Wallace (drums).

Vivian Stanshall - Lakonga b/w Baba Tunde

Produced by John Darnley for Baron Landskaept. Written by Stanshall/Kabaka.
Musicians: Vivian Stanshall (vocals), Anthony Bubs White (guitar), Steve Winwood (organ, piano), Gaspar Lawal (drums), Mongezi Feza (trumpet), Derek Quinn (conga's).

Vivian Stanshall - The Young Ones/Are You Having Any Fun? b/w The Question

A-side credited to Vivian Stanshall & Kilgaron. B-side credited to Vivian Stanshall.
Produced by Baron Landskaept.
Musicians: Vivian Stanshall (vocals), Rob Butler (guitar, vocal), Roger Byett (guitar), Tudor Griffiths (keyboards), Charlie Kyte (bass) and Mike Hopkins (drums).

Vivian Stanshall - Terry Keeps His Clips On b/w King Kripple

Produced by Malcolm Brown. Musical Director: Pete Moss.
Musicians: Vivian Stanshall (vocals, horns, baconium), John Kirkpatrick (accordion), Rosko Gee (bass), Ollie Halsall (guitar), Neil Innes (piano), Jim Cuomo (reeds and piano), John Halsey (drums).

Vivian Stanshall - CaLypsO To CoLapsO b/w Smoke Signals At Night

Produced by Malcolm Brown. Musical Director: Pete Moss.
Musicians: Vivian Stanshall (vocals, horns, baconium), John Kirkpatrick (accordion), Rosko Gee (bass), Ollie Halsall (guitar), Neil Innes (piano), Jim Cuomo (reeds and piano), John Halsey (drums).

Big Grunt - Blind Date / 11 Mustachioed Daughters b/w The Strain / Cyborg Signal

Produced by John Walters.
Musicians: Vivian Stanshall (vocals, euphonium), Anthony Bubs White (guitar), Fred Munt (congas), Roger Ruskin Spear (saxophone), Dennis Cowan (bass guitar), Ian Wallace (drums).

Albums

Vivian Stanshall - Men Opening Umbrella's Ahead

Produced by John Darnley and Vivian Stanshall.
Musicians: Vivian Stanshall (vocals, euphonium, Chelonian pipes, ukulele, recorder). Barry St. John, Doris Troy, Madeline Bell (backing vocals), Ayus Apé (choir), Gani (choir), Gaspar Lawal (choir, conga's, xylophone, talking drum, drums), Steve Winwood (bass guitar, organ), Rick Grech (violin), Anthony Bubs White (guitar), Neil Innes (organ, piano, guitar), Jim Capaldi (drums), Reebop Kwaku Baah (conga's), Deryk Quinn (cabasa).

Vivian Stanshall - Sir Henry At Rawlinson End

Produced by Vivian Stanshall.
Musicians: Vivian Stanshall (narration, vocals, banjolele, ukelele, cornet, trombone, percussion, Jew's harp, harmonica, recorder, euphonium, talking drum, tuba, guitar, kazoo, melodica). Steve Winwood (piano, celeste, banjolin, pipe organ, mini moog, organ, mandolin, accordion, balalaika). Pete Moss (cello, accordion, fiddle, banjo, violin). Julian Smedley (guitar, fiddle, violin, vandolin). Jim French (horns). Jim Cuomo (saxophones, clarinet, recorder, flageolet). Sydney Longfellow and Rupert Stanshall (backing vocals on Wheelbarrow as The Exishanshalliste Songsters).

Vivian Stanshall - Teddy Boys Don't Knit

Produced by Malcolm Brown. Engineer: Martyn Webster. Musical director: Pete Moss.
Musicians: Vivian Stanshall (vocals, baconium, banjo, mandolin, recorder, euphonium, Jews harp, rhythm guitar, tuba, piano, gong). Pete Moss (steel guitar, fiddle, triangle, tambourine, flageolet, glockenspiel, guitar, double bass, marimba, electric piano). Rosko Gee (bass). Ollie Halsall (guitar, vibraphone). Chris Lycett (bike). John Halsey (drums, percussion, finger cymbals). Neil Innes (piano). Jim Cuomo (soprano- and tenor sax, recorder, piano, clarinet). Rick Wakeman (organ). Richard Thompson (guitar, acoustic guitar). John Kirkpatrick (concertina). Malcolm Brown (teeth, effects). Andrew Sheehan (percussion). Lennox Langton (steel drums). Charmaine Sheehan (chanteuse). Roger Ruskin Spear (tenor sax). Rupert Stanshall (backing vocals).

Vivian Stanshall - Sir Henry At Ndidi's Kraal

Produced by Mario Tavares.
Musicians: Vivian Stanshall (narration, words & music), Jon Glyn (saxophone), Susie Honeyman (listed as Suzie Honeymoon) (violin), Sean (Hog) Oliver (bass), Bruce Smith (drums). Helping Out: Keith Allen, Kevin Allen, Neil Brown, Simon The Lodger and Jock Scott (footsteps).

Guest Appearances & Collaborations

Only the original UK album or single release is listed, followed by the most recent CD-release.

Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come - Brains (a.k.a. We Own Your Brain) (backing vocal)

Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come - Galactic Zoo Dossier

The Scaffold - Do The Albert (backing vocal)

The Scaffold - Do The Albert b/w Commercial Break

The Scaffold - Burke And Hare (backing vocal)

The Scaffold - At Abbey Road 1966-1971 (Bonus Track)

John Entwistle — Nr 29 (Eternal Youth) (percussion)

John Entwistle — Smash Your Head Against The Wall

Mike Hart & comrades - Neil's Song (recorder), Influences (dialog) / Dear Bathsheba Everdene (Referencing Thomas Hardy) (bongo's) / War, Violence, Heroism And Such Like Stupidity (recorder).

Mike Hart & comrades - Basher, Chalky, Pongo & Me

Vivian Stanshall - Real Leather Jacket
Stormy Tempest - What In The World (Shoop)

Various Artists - That'll Be The Day (Original Soundtrack)

Mike Oldfield — Tubular Bells Part 1 (vocal introductions)

Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (Original album)

Pete Brown & Piblokto - Dreamin' The Hours Away (for Clarence Williams) (tuba)

Pete Brown & Piblokto - The Not Forgotten Association

Vivian Stanshall & The LSO - Fiddle About (vocal)
Vivian Stanshall & The LSO - Tommy's Holiday Camp (vocal)

The Who - Tommy Live At The Rainbow

Mike McGear - Dance The Do (backing vocal)

Mike McGear — Dance The Do b/w Norton

Mike Oldfield - The Sailor's Hornpipe (writer, vocal) (3.55 Full Version)

Mike Oldfield — Boxed

Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells Part 1 (vocal introductions) / The Sailor's Hornpipe (writer, vocal) (2.48 Edited version) / Tubular Bells Part One (rough first mix November 1972) (vocal introductions).

Mike Oldfield — The Ultimate Tubular Bells / Super Deluxe Edition (2009 Full re-master)

Robert Calvert - Franz Josef Strauss, Defense Minister: Reviews the Luftwaffe in 1958 Finding It Somewhat Lacking in Image Potential (dialog, narration) / Aircraft Salesman: A Door in the Foot (dialog, narration) / Two Test Pilots: Discuss the Starfighter's Performance (dialog, narration) / Board Meeting: Seen Through a Contract Lense (dialog, narration) / Ground Crew: Last Minute Reassembly Before Take Off (dialog, narration) / Ground Control to Pilot (dialog, narration) / Interview (dialog, narration) / Biergarten (dialog, narration)

Robert Calvert - Captain Lockheed & The Starfighters

Traffic - Dream Gerrard (writer)

Traffic — When The Eagle Flies

Jack Lancaster & Friends - Peter & the Wolf (Narration/Story Teller)

Jack Lancaster & Friends - Peter & the Wolf

Steve Winwood - Vacant Chair (writer)

Steve Winwood — Steve Winwood (Self-titled first solo album)

Steve Winwood — Arc Of A Diver (Writer)

Steve Winwood — Arc Of A Diver

Steve Winwood - Is That Gun For Real? (writer) (unreleased)

A previously unknown recording of the unreleased Stanshall/Winwood song Is That Gun For Real? was uploaded in 2014 on YouTube. The song is said to originate from the sessions for the Arc Of A Diver album but the actual recording is believed to come from the sessions for the Back In The High Life album for which it didn't make the grade either.

The Damned - Lovely Money (narration) / Lovely Money (Disco Mix) (narration)

The Damned - Lovely Money b/w I Think I'm Wonderful/Lovely Money (Disco Mix)

Steve Winwood - My Love's Leavin' (writer)

Steve Winwood — Back In The Highlife

Vivian Stanshall — Holiday Home

Produced by Ben Young.
Various Artists - The Roughler Presents The Warwick Sessions (Volume 1)

John Wesley Harding - A Cosy Promotional Chat With John Wesley Harding (interviewer)

John Wesley Harding - God Made Me Do It: The Christmas EP.

Vivian Stanshall & The Big Boys - (There's) No Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car

Produced by Roy Carr. Associate producers: Danny Kelly and David Roper.
Various Artists - The Last Temptation Of Elvis (Songs From His Movies)

Bonzo Dog Band - No Matter Who You Vote For, The Government Always Gets In (writer, vocal demo)

Bonzo Dog Band - Let's Make Up And Be Friendly (Bonus Track on the 2007 Re-master of the album)

Mike Oldfield - The Bell (vocal introductions)

Mike Oldfield — The Bell

Vivian Stanshall — Hoopoo's Tales (Eulogy), Terry Keeps His Clips On, The Talkies Window City, Window City II, Window City III, Window City IV, Window City V, Sir Henry At Rawlinson End, Window City (Fade)

Various Artists — The Famous Charisma Box, The History Of Charisma 1968-1985

Vivian Stanshall — Eulogy

Various Artists — The Charisma Poser, A Potted History Of Charisma Records

Marden Hill - Bombed On Heavy (narration)

Marden Hill — Hijacked


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