London Town

 

Speaking about legendary album covers, London certainly have some of the most familiar. Think of the albums Abbey Road, Animals by Pink Floyd, Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust, (What’s The Story?) Morning Glory by Oasis or London Town by Wings. The Tower Bridge, The Big Ben and Trafalgar Square are the most used pictures for record sleeves, but there’s also something as British taste and lifestyle and typically London street life with red double-decker buses and telephone boxes. It’s a very romantic city with giant greens and prestigious parks. Together with Paris and New York it belongs to the most photographed cities in the world. There’s a lot to explore when you’re interested in history, music and art. Many big stars dedicated an album to London and some of the most famous where recorded there. The Beatles were from Liverpool, but Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band of course was recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studio’s in St. John Wood, London.

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Band Of The Grenadiers Guards – Holiday In England  (Decca DL-4181) 1957

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Ted Heath & His Music – A Yank In Europe … Plays The Compositions Of Raymond Scott (Decca LK-4191) 1957

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Mel Torme – Meets The British (Philips BBL-7205) 1957

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Walter Stott And His Orchestra – Portraits Of London (Philips …) 1957

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The Band Of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines – same (Capitol T-10000)

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Ray Martin & His Orchestra – Rainy Night In London (Capitol T-10017) 1957

 

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Norrie Paramor & His Orchestra – In London In Love (Capitol T-10025) 1957

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Norrie Paramor – London After Dark (Capitol T-10052) 1957

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Ray Martin & His Orchestra – My London (Capitol T-10056) 1957

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Philips Green & His Orchestra – The Moods Of London (Capitol T-10059) 1957

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Eddie Calvert – Romantic London (Capitol T-T-10068) 1957

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Ron Goodwin & His Enchanting English Orchestra – It Can’t Be Wrong (Capitol T-10068) 1957

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London, It’s Sounds And People (Capitol T-10150) 1958

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Ron Goodwin – Swingin’ Sweethearts (Capitol T-10177) 1958

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Frank Cordell And His Hi-Fi Strings – … The Melody Lingers (Capitol T-10180) 1958

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Norrie Paramor – Autumn; Thirty-Three Strings And A Girl (Capitol T- 10212) 1959

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Phil Moore – … Tour Of An American In England (MGM SE-3752) 1959

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Frank Sinatra – London By Night (Capitol …) 195.

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Count Basie – Basie In London (Verve MGV-8199) 1957

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Carmen McRae – … In London (Ember NR-5000) 1961

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Ray Martin And His Concert Orchestra – Picadilly 2 A.M. (Columbia 33SX-1052) 1957

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Eddie Thompson And His Ensemble – London After Dark (Vox VX-1450) 1958

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Reg Owen & His Orchestra – Holiday Abroad In London (RCA-Victor LPM-1599) 1958

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Alex Bradford / Chris Barber – Pop Gospel Live In London (Joy 187) 1963

 

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Wally Stott & His Orchestra – Music Of A City … London (Columbia CL-1170) 195.

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Vaughan Williams / Cromwell Symphony Orchestra – London Symphony (RCA Camden 10″ LP CAL-186) 195.

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Aaron Copland & The London Symphony Orchestra – … Conducts Music For A Great City / Statements (CBS 32 11 0002) 1966

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Various – The Sounds & Songs Of London (EMI Columbia SAX-9001) 1968

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Crazy Otto – … In London (Polydor 184204) 1969

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The Who – Sings My Generation (Decca DL-4664) 1965

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The Beatles – Live At The BBC (Apple / Parlophone PCSP-726) 1994

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The Beatles – Live At The BBC, Volume 2 (Apple / Parlophone 3750506) 2013

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The Rolling Stones – Golden Album (London Japanese album SLH-53) 1966

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The Rolling Stones – same (Doxy DOX-699) 2014

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The Kinks – Face To Face (Castle CD edition CMTCD-302) 2001

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The Spotnicks – … In London (Karusell KALP 1012) 1962

 

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Various – Swinging London (Saga FID-2117) 1968

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Various – Swinging London (Retro RETRO-808) 2007

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Pink Floyd – Tonite Let’s All Make Love In London Plus (See For Miles Sampler SFM-2) 1993

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Pink Floyd – London 1966 / 1967 (Snapper SMALP-968) 2011

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Nancy Sinatra – Nancy In London (Reprise 6221) 1966

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Buck Owens – … In London (Capitol ST-232) 1969

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Trini Lopez – … In London (Reprise 6238) 1967

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Various Artists – The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions (Chess CH-60008) 1971

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Chuck Berry – The London … Sessions (Chess CH-60020) 1972

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Muddy Waters – The London … Sessions (Chess CH-60013) 1972

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B.B. King – In London (ABC ABCX-730) 1971

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The Beatles – Abbey Road (Apple PCS-7088) 1969

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Elis Regina – … In London (Philips 840279-BY) 1969

 

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Fairport Convention – Unhalfbricking (Island ILPS-9102) 1969

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David Bowie – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (Parlophone new LP edition DB-69734) 2014

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Jerry Lee Lewis – The London Sessions (Mercury 6672008) 1973

 

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Pink Floyd – Animals (Harvest SHVL-815) 1977

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The Battersea Power Station, a successfull mixed use building nowadays

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Sammy Hagar – same (Capitol ST-11599) 1977

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Wings – London Town (MPL PAS-10012) 1978

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Kilburn & The Highroads – Handsome (Pye NSPL-18541) 1977

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The Clash – Black Market Clash (Epic 10″ LP 4E 36846) 1978

 

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Various Artists – Hope & Anchor Front Row Festival (Warner Bros. 2LP K-66077) 1978

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Various – The London R&B Sessions (Albion DAI-2) 1980

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Madness – Absolutely (Stiff SEEZ-29) 1980

 

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XTC – Towers Of London (Virgin 2 X 7″ single VS-372) 1980

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Light Of The World – London Town ’85 (Ensign 12″ single 12ENY-518) 1985

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The Times – London Boys (Unicorn 7″ single PHZ-1) 1986

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Another Sunny Day – London Weekend (Sarah SARAH 613-CD) 1992

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Albert King – Funky London (Stax SCD 8586-2) 1992

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Wendy James – London’s Brilliant (MCA CD single MCSXD-1763) 1993

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Jayme Marquis – The London Connection (Cedar Tree CTR-101) 1995

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Oasis – (What’s The Story?) Morning Glory (Creation CRELP-189) 1995

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The Bevis Frond – London Stone (Woronzov WOO-18) 1992

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London Philharmonic Orchestra – A London Williams (Angel S-36838) 1971

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Peter Cussack – Your Favourite London Sounds (London Musicians Collective RESFLS1CD) 2001

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The Parkinsons – Streets Of London (Fierce Panda NING-121) 2002

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London Grammar – Strong (Metal & Dust MAD-003T) 2012

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Crystal Fighters – I Love London (Crystal Fighters CF-001) 2009

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Birdy – Live In London (…) 20..

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The Streets – Original Pirate Material (679 Recordings 679003-CDLP) 2002

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Various Artists – Slip-Disc; Dishoom’s Bombay London Grooves (Honey Half Fry SPARK-628) 2015

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The Herbalizer – Take London (Ninja Tune ZENCD 098 / BRC-127) 2005

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Various – London Is The Place For Me; Trinidadian Calypso In London 1950-1956) (Honest Jons HJRCD-2) 2002

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Various Artists – London Is The Place For Me, Volume 4: African Dreams And The Piccadilly High Life (Honest Jons HJRCDDJ-25) 2006

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Madness – Can’t Touch Us Now (Universal 4797617) 2016

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Wrongtom Meets Deemas J. – In East London (Tu Thoughts Trulp-260) 2012

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Tuff Scout – Inna London Dub (Tuff Scout TUF-160) 2014

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