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Steam Records discography

This is a discography of the albums released on the UK based Steam label. Steam Records was set up in the mid-1970's by Jackie Tracey and Stan Tracey as an outlet for Stan Tracey's recordings.

Many of these albums are available, at the time of writing, on CD from ReSteamed Records.

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Jazz Suite Inspired By Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood, Stan Tracey, 1976, Steam SJ 101

Tracks : Cockle Row, Starless And Bible Black, I Lost My Step In Nantucket, No Good Boyo, Penpals, Llareggub, Under Milk Wood, A.M. Mayhem

Musicians : Stan Tracey, Bobby Wellins, Jeff Clyne, Jack Dougan

Originally released on Columbia in 1965.

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Captain Adventure, Stan Tracey Quartet, 1976, Steam SJ 102

Tracks : See Meenah, Doin' It For Art, Tease 'n' Freeze, Captain Adventure

Musicians : Stan Tracey, Art Themen, Dave Green, Bryan Spring

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The Bracknell Connection, Stan Tracey Octet, 1976, Steam SJ 103

Tracks : Cuddly, Agitato Sympatico, Fraggie Bar Waltz, Timespring

Musicians : Stan Tracey, Harry Beckett, Malcolm Griffiths, Art Themen, Don Weller, Peter King, Dave Green, Bryan Spring

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TNT, Stan Tracey / Keith Tippett, 1976, Steam SJ 104

Tracks : Dance 1, Dance 2, Skipover, Biformis, TNT, Two-Way Stretch

Musicians : Stan Tracey, Keith Tippett

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Salisbury Suite, Stan Tracey Octet, 1978, Steam SJ 105

Tracks : Peg Leg Bates, Ballad For St. Ed., Miff

Musicians : Stan Tracey, Harry Beckett, Malcolm Griffiths, Jeff Daly, Art Themen, Don Weller, Dave Green, Bryan Spring

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Sonatinas, John Surman / Stan Tracey, 1978, Steam SJ 106

Tracks : Escape From Waterloo, Three Against One, Still On The Run, Murphy's Dream, Fleeting Glances, Summer Hobo, Chalk Blue, Ominoso

Musicians : John Surman, Stan Tracey

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Hello Old Adversary!, Stan Tracey, 1979, Steam SJ 107

Tracks : Sphere, Step into my Waltz, Ahamay, Dear Frog, Chordal Dawdle, Macnoon, Madcap Molly, Toodle-Blue, Hello Old Adversary, Eddie K, Mighty Like a Nut, Palace in the Sky, Once a Jolly Jobsworth

Musicians : Stan Tracey

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South East Assignment, Stan Tracey, 1980, Steam SJ 108

Tracks : Cackle Street, Honey Hill, Plucks Gutter, Golden Green, Arcada

Musicians : Stan Tracey, Art Themen, Roy Babbington, Clark Tracey

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The Crompton Suite, Stan Tracey Sextet, 1981, Steam SJ 109

Tracks : The Gift, Person Folds, Sam Loves Mary Loves Sam, Mule Rule!

Musicians : Stan Tracey, Alan Wakeman, Tony Coe, Art Themen, Roy Babbington, Clark Tracey

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Stan Tracey Now, Stan Tracey, 1983, Steam SJ 110

Tracks : Tempo De Trout, Now, Mr. Stud, A Rose Without A Thorn, Spectrum No.2

Musicians : Stan Tracey, Harry Beckett, Malcolm Griffiths, Art Themen, Don Weller, Tony Coe, Peter King, Roy Babbington, Clark Tracey

One solo track, one duo (with Tony Coe), one sextet and one octet.

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The Poets' Suite: Based On The Poems Of Five Ulster Poets, Stan Tracey Quartet, 1984, Steam SJ 111

Tracks : The Party, Didn't He Ramble, Song For Straphangers, Strange Fruit, Duffy's Circus

Musicians : Stan Tracey, Art Themen, Roy Babbington, Clark Tracey

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Live In London, Sal Nistico / Stan Tracey Quintet, 1985, Steam SJ 112

Tracks : Evidence, I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face, Straight No Chaser, Triple Celebration, Some Blues We Have Known, Backlog

Musicians : Sal Nistico, Stan Tracey, Art Themen, Roy Babbington, Clark Tracey

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Live At Ronnie Scotts, Stan Tracey's Hexad, 1986, Steam SJ 113

Tracks : Funky Day In Tiger Bay, Spaces, Arcades, The Cardiff Chapter, Scoop Event, Metro Allegretto

Musicians : Stan Tracey, Guy Barker, Jamie Talbot, Art Themen, Roy Babbington, Clark Tracey

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Genesis, Stan Tracey Orchestra, 1987, Steam SJ 114

Tracks : The Beginning, The Light, The Firmament, The Gathering, The Sun, Moon & Stars, Feather, Fin & Limb, The Sixth Day

Musicians : Stan Tracey, Guy Barker, Henry Lowther, John Barclay, Steve Sidwell, Chris Pyne, Geoff Perkins, Malcolm Griffiths, Pete Smith, Art Themen, Alan Skidmore, Tony Coe, Jamie Talbot, Peter King, Phil Todd, Roy Babbington, Clark Tracey

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Stiperstones, Clark Tracey Quartet, 1987, Steam SJ 115

Tracks : Nipstone Rock, Scattered Rock, Cranberry Rock, Devil's Chair, Shepherd's Rock, Manstone Rock, Nipstone Rock (reprise)

Musicians : Clark Tracey, Guy Barker, Jamie Talbot, Steve Melling, Alec Dankworth

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Playin' In The Yard, Charlie Rouse With Stan Tracey Quartet, 1987, Steam SJ 116

Tracks : Playin' In The Yard, In A Sentimental Mood, I've Found A New Baby, Li'l Of Pottsville, Li'l Sherrie, Wee

Musicians : Charlie Rouse, Stan Tracey, Art Themen, Dave Green, Roy Babbington, Clark Tracey

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Last updated November 2014