Tracklist

A selection of favourite album tracks played on Radio Caroline in the late 70s

During the 70s Caroline began playing album music as opposed to the usual top 40 format of other stations. This made it quite unique in European radio. Listeners would be treated to the delights of legendary North American FM radio favourites such as The Allman Brothers, The Byrds, Fleetwood Mac, Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young, as well as to many other artists who got little, if any, airplay elsewhere.

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Artists are listed in alphabetical order, followed by album title, (year of release), and the memorable track or tracks.

  • The Allman Brothers Band - Brothers and Sisters (1973) - Ramblin' Man
  • The Average White Band - AWB (1974) - Work to Do
  • Barclay James Harvest - Once Again (1971) - Mocking Bird
  • The Beatles - The Beatles 1967-1970 (Blue Album) Vol 1 (1973) - Day in the Life, I am the Walrus
  • Be-Bop Deluxe - Sunburst Finish (1976) - Like Ships in the Night
  • The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - Gorilla (1967) - Big Shot
  • Colin Blunstone - Journey (1974) - This Is Your Captain Calling
  • David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust (1972) - Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
  • Brinsley Schwartz - New Favourites... (1974) - (What's So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love and Understanding
  • Jackson Browne - Running on Empty (1978) - Title track
  • The Byrds - Fifth Dimension (1966) - Eight Miles High
  • The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967) - So You Want to Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star
  • Caravan - If I Could Do it All Again, I'd Do It All over You (1970) - Title track
  • Caravan - In the Land of the Grey and Pink (1971) - Title track
  • Chicago - Chigago Transit Authority (1969) - I'm a Man
  • Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974) - Let It Grow
  • Alice Cooper - Welcome to My Nightmare (1975) - Devil's Food/The Black Widow
  • Country Joe and the Fish - Woodstock (1970) - Fish Cheer I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin-To-Die-Rag
  • Cream - Best of Cream (1969) - Badge
  • Jim Croce - Photographs and Memories (1974) - I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song
  • Crosby, Stills and Nash - Crosby, Stills and Nash (1969) - Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
  • Curved Air - Second Album (1971) - Back Street Luv
  • Deep Purple - Made in Japan (1972) - Child in Time
  • Derek and the Dominoes - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) - Layla
  • Doobie Brothers - Captain and Me (1973) - China Grove
  • The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971) - Title Track
  • Dr. Feelgood - Stupidity (1975) - Back in the Night
  • Ian Dury & the Blockheads, New Boots & Panties (1977) - Blockheads
  • The Eagles - Desperado (1973) - Title track
  • The Eagles - Hotel California (1976) - Last Resort
  • Earth and Fire - First Album (1972 single release) - Memories
  • Earth Wind and Fire - That's the Way of the World (1975) - Title track
  • The Electric Prunes - The I Had Too Much to Dream (1967) - I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night
  • ELO - New World Record (1976) - Shangri-la
  • Emerson Lake and Palmer - Emerson Lake and Palmer (1970) - Lucky Man
  • Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac Album (1975) - Crystal
  • Focus - Moving Waves (1971) - Hocus Pocus, Tommy
  • Dan Fogelberg - Nether Lands (1977) - Title track
  • Rory Gallagher - Calling Card (1976) - Moonchild
  • Art Garfunkel - Fate for Breakfast (1979) - Bright Eyes
  • Marvin Gaye - I Want You (1976) - Title Track, Come Live With Me Angel
  • Genesis - Wind & Wuthering (1976) - Your Own Special Way
  • Roger Glover and Guests - Butterfly Ball (1974) - Dawn, Love is All
  • Grateful Dead - Wake of the Flood (1973) - Weather Report Suite
  • George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970) - Isn't It A Pity
  • Hawkwind - Roadhawks (1976) - Silver Machine
  • Murray Head - Say It Ain't So (1976) - Say It Ain't So, Joe
  • Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976) - Title track
  • Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced? (1967) - The Wind Cries Mary
  • Horslips - The Book of Invasions (A Celtic Symphony)(1976) - Trouble (With A Capitol T)
  • Illusion - Out of the Mist (1977) - Everywhere You Go
  • Incredible String Band - Earthspan (1973) - Seagull
  • Isley Brothers - Harvest for the World (1976) - Title track
  • It's a Beautiful Day - It's a Beautiful Day (1967) - White Bird
  • Janis Joplin/Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968) - Summertime
  • Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967) - White Rabbit
  • Jethro Tull - Songs from the Wood (1977) - Title track
  • Elton John - Madman Across the Water (1971) - Tiny Dancer
  • Kayak - Kayak (1974) - Winter Time
  • King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969) - Title track
  • Kraftwerk - Radio Aktivität (1975) - Title Track
  • John Lennon - Mind Games (1973) - Title track
  • John Lennon - Walls and Bridges (1974) - #9 Dream
  • Gordon Lightfoot - Summertime Dream (1976) - The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
  • Little Feat - Feats Don't Fail Me Now (1974) - Rock & Roll Doctor
  • Love - Forever Changes (1967) - You Set the Scene, Alone Again Or
  • Nick Lowe - Jesus of Cool (1978) - I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-Nerd-Skin-Nerd (1973) - Free Bird
  • Marshall Tucker Band - Carolina Dreams (1977) - Heard It in a Love Song
  • Curtis Mayfield - Roots (1971) - We Got To Have Peace
  • Meatloaf - Bat Out of Hell (1978) - Two Out of Three Ain't Bad
  • Steve Miller Band - Sailor (1968) - Songs for Our Ancestors, Living in the USA
  • The Moody Blues - A Question of Balance (1970) - Question
  • Van Morrison - Moondance (1970) - Caravan, Into the Mystic
  • Graham Nash - Songs for Beginners (1971) - Military Madness
  • Randy Newman - Little Criminals (1977) - Short People
  • Ozark Mountain Daredevils - It'll Shine When It Shines (1974) - Jackie Blue
  • Graham Parker & the Rumour - Howlin' Wind (1974) - Don't Ask Me Questions
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn The Torpedoes (1979) - Refugee
  • Poco - A Good Feelin' to Know (1972) - Title track
  • Poco - Rose of Cimarron (1976) - Title track
  • Billy Preston - Concert for Bangladesh (1971) - That's the Way God Planned It
  • Procol Harum - Procol's Ninth (1975) - Pandora's Box
  • Quicksilver Messenger Service - What About Me (1970) - Title track
  • The Raspberries - Starting Over (1974) - Overnight Sensation
  • Renaissance - Scheherazade and Other Stories (1975) - Ocean Gypsy
  • Lou Reed - Transformer (1972) - Satellite of Love
  • Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968) - Sympathy for the Devil
  • Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969) - You Can't Always Get What You Want
  • Linda Ronstadt - Simple Dreams (1977) - Carmelita
  • Todd Rundgren - Faithful (1976) - Happenings Ten Years' Time Ago
  • Santana - Santana III (1971) - Everything's Coming Our Way
  • Santana - Caravanserai (1972) - All the Love of the Universe
  • Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees (1976) - Lowdown
  • Seals and Crofts - Diamond Girl (1973) - We May Never Pass This Way (Again)
  • The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Live (1975) - Faith Healer
  • Phil Spector (Ronettes, Crystals etc) - A Christmas Gift for You (1963) - Sleigh Ride
  • Bruce Springsteen - The Wild the Innocent & The E. Street Shuffle (1973) - Kitty's Back
  • Steeleye Span - Rocket Cottage (1976) - Fighting for Strangers
  • Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill (1972) - Dirty Work
  • Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman (1970) - Where Do the Children Play?
  • Stephen Stills - Stephen Stills (1970) - Love the One You're With
  • The Stills-Young Band - Long May You Run (1976) - Title track
  • Al Stewart - Year of the Cat (1976) - On the Border
  • Supercharge - Local Lads Make Good (1976) - She Moved the Dishes First
  • Supertramp - Even in the Quietest Moments (1977) - Title track
  • Sutherland Brothers/Quiver - Lifeboat (1972) - Real Love
  • James Taylor - Gorilla (1975) - Lighthouse
  • Television - Marquee Moon (1977) - Prove It
  • Utopia/Todd Rundgren - Oops! Wrong Planet (1977) - Love Is the Answer
  • The Velvet Underground - Loaded (1970) - Who Loves the Sun, Sweet Jane, Rock and Roll
  • The Wailers - Catch a Fire (1973) - Stir It Up
  • Joe Walsh - The Smoker You Drink the Player You Get (1973) - Rocky Mountain Way
  • The Who - The Who By Numbers (1975) - Blue, Red and Grey
  • Paul McCartney and Wings - Ram (1971) - Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
  • Wishbone Ash - Live Dates (1973) - Ballad of the Beacon
  • Gary Wright - Dream Weaver (1975) - Title track
  • XTC - Drums And Wires (1979) - Making Plans For Nigel
  • Yes - The Yes Album (1971) - Yours is No Disgrace, I've Seen All Good People: Your Move/All Good People
  • Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970) - Only Love Can Break Your Heart, Southern Man
  • Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Over-Nite Sensation (1973) - Camarillo Brillo
  • Warren Zevon - Warren Zevon (1976) - Hasten Down the Wind
  • The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle (1968) - Care of Cell 44
  • ZZ Top - Tres Hombres (1973) - La Grange

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MV Mi Amigo

The MV Mi Amigo
Caroline's offshore base in the North Sea during the 60s and 70s

When compiling this list of tracks the All Music Guide came in particularly useful. And I would especially like to remember Imagination Radio whose short wave programmes during the summer of 2000 served to a large extent as the inspiration for this site.