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'Summer of 73', an album by Skybird, who were Gifford Rolfe and Andrew Mullins, was recorded in August 1974. With all the songs written by Gifford, and arrangements by Andrew, it was the first album to be recorded and released in stereo following Mike's purchase of a Tascam 4 track machine and a new mixer. Andrew and Gifford were well known in the area, playing as a duo primarily in folk clubs. They are jointly credited with Mike for production, and were responsible for the artwork.

It seems that Mike was not happy about the original cut for the record, as he notes that it was recut on the 2nd November 'at the Beatles' Apple studio on Savile Row'.

This album was re-released as a CD in 1995.

Gifford Rolfe: vocals, guitar, 12 string guitar, Andrew Mullins: guitar, dobro, electric guitar, bass, piano, organ, percussion, vocals, synthesiser.