Esperanto (5)

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Esperanto was a Belgo-English band begun in 1971 by violinist Raymond Vincent (leader of the Wallace Collection) and pianist Bruno Libert. They added Glenn Shorrock (later of Little River Band), former Cliff Richards backup singers Joy Yates, Janice Slater and Bridget Dudoit, and a string section consisting of a second violinist (Godfrey Salmon), a viola (Tony Harris) and a cello (Timothy Kraemer). 1st album “Esperanto Rock Orchestra” was released in 1973. Glenn Shorrock left and was replaced by Keith Christmas for 2nd LP “Danse Macabre” - produced by King Crimson's Pete Sinfield - released in 1974. The line-up changed considerably for 3rd LP “Last Tango” produced by Robin Geoffrey Cable & released in 1975. With the retraction of the record industry after the 1973-1974 oil crisis, A&M did not renew their contract and Esperanto disbanded.
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Albums

Esperanto (5) - Esperanto Rock Orchestra album art Esperanto (5) Esperanto Rock Orchestra (Album) A&M Records Australia 1973 Sell This Version
Esperanto (5) - Danse Macabre album art Esperanto (5) Danse Macabre (Album) A&M Records US 1974 Sell This Version
Esperanto (5) - Last Tango album art Esperanto (5) Last Tango (Album) A&M Records Japan 1975 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AMS 7062 Esperanto (5) - Publicity album art Esperanto (5) Publicity(7", Single, Promo) A&M Records AMS 7062 1973 Sell This Version
12 984 AT Esperanto (5) - Busy Doing Nothing album art Esperanto (5) Busy Doing Nothing(7", Single) A&M Records 12 984 AT Germany 1973 Sell This Version
12 976 AT Esperanto (5) - Busy Doing Nothing album art Esperanto (5) Busy Doing Nothing(7", Single) A&M Records 12 976 AT Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1478-S Esperanto (5) - Statue Of Liberty / Gypsy album art Esperanto (5) Statue Of Liberty / Gypsy(7", Promo) A&M Records 1478-S US 1973 Sell This Version
AMS 7104 Esperanto (5) - Danse Macabre album art Esperanto (5) Danse Macabre(7") A&M Records AMS 7104 UK 1974 Sell This Version
Esperanto (5) - Last Tango album art Esperanto (5) Last Tango (Single) A&M Records UK 1975 Sell This Version

Compilations

436 Esperanto (5) - Danse Macabre / Last Tango album art Esperanto (5) Danse Macabre / Last Tango(CD, Comp) Second Harvest 436 US 2008 Sell This Version

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