"Ommadawn" is the third record album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1975 on Virgin Records. It peaked at #4 on the UK Albums Chart.
The album was recorded at Oldfield's home at Hergest Ridge, The Beacon, and was the only album to be recorded there (though Oldfield's previous album shares its name with the location).
"The Sidewinder" is a 1964 album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan, recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood, New Jersey.
The Penguin Guide to Jazz selected this album as part of its suggested "Core Collection" (with a crown) calling the title track "a glorious 24-bar theme as sinuous and stinging as the beast of the title. It was both the best and worst thing that was ever to happen to Morgan before the awful events of 19 February 1972."
"Meddle" is the sixth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd. It was released in October 1971.
The album was recorded at a series of locations around London, including Abbey Road Studios. With no material to work with and no clear idea of the album's direction, the band devised a series of novel experiments which eventually inspired the album's signature track, "Echoes". Although many of the group's later albums would be unified by a central theme with lyrics written mainly by Roger Waters, "Meddle" was a group effort with lyrical contributions from each member.
"Selling England by the Pound" is the fifth studio album by the progressive rock band Genesis and was recorded and released in 1973. It followed "Foxtrot" and was the band's commercial peak so far hitting #3 in the UK where it remained on the charts for 21 weeks. The album went gold in the US in 1990. It was also a major breakthrough in terms of critical reception.