Solo albums that used multiple members from their main band

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  1. BryanA-HTX

    BryanA-HTX Crazy Doctor Thread Starter

    Houston, TX
    I always wondered if there was ever a solo album by an artist who was also part of their main band, but still ended up recording the album with the band... but it's specifically a solo album project. I.e. if Freddy Mercury had recorded Mr. Bad Guy with the other three members of Queen, with everyone recognizing it was going to be Freddy's solo album.

    In case something like that never happened, what are some solo albums utilizing at least two members from their main band? Preferably while they're still in the band but feel free to mention ones where they had already left the band (I believe some solo Beatles albums fit this category). One example I'm aware of is Steve Hackett's Voyage of the Acolyte, from 1975 and has his Genesis bandmates Phil Collins on drums and Mike Rutherford on bass, but no Tony Banks so it comes close at 3/4 of Genesis at the time performing on Steve's debut solo release.
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  2. bunglejerry

    bunglejerry Forum Resident

    Tom Petty's "solo" albums used quite a few of the Heartbreakers IIRC.
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  3. Harp Of Glass

    Harp Of Glass Forum Resident

    Jerry Garcia- Reflections and Cats Under The Stars
  4. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

    Boston MA
    All the Dead were on Bob Weir's Ace album.

    In the first round of Yes solo albums, Howe, Squire and White all used different Yes members.

    Peter Hammill's Nadir's Big Chance and David Thomas' Blame the Messenger were effectively VDGG and Pere Ubu albums and led to those band's reuniting.

    Chick Corea's Touchstone had all of Return to Forever on one track.
  5. Tristero

    Tristero Touching from a distance

    Steve Hillage's Fish Rising was a Gong album in all but name, and a damn good one!
  6. FloydMaui

    FloydMaui Forum Resident


    has participation from all four Beatles ..... but not all at the same time.
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  7. barryalan

    barryalan Cat in Space

    Santa Ana
    All of Free helped Paul Kossoff on his solo lp "Back Street Crawler"
  8. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    CSNY did this with each other for almost 40 years.
  9. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Forum Resident

    Not quite on topic but:

    Though in 1974 Ron Wood was still a pre Rolling Stone his debut LP - I've Got My Own Album To Do featured Mick Jagger Keith Richards & Mick Taylor.
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  10. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Forum Resident

    Bobby Whitlock's self titled debut LP featured all the permanent members of his previous band Derek And The Dominos including Eric Clapton, Carl Radle and Jim Gordon.
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  11. Witchy Woman

    Witchy Woman Forum Resident

    Third Coast, USA
    Joe Walsh’s bandmates from the Eagles - Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Don Felder and Timothy B. Schmit - performed on his 1978 album But Seriously, Folks.
  12. Uther

    Uther Forum Resident

    The Oakland Hills
    Quite a few solo albums from the members of Yellow Magic Orchestra (Yukihiro Takahashi, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Haruomi Hosono) have the other two members playing on them.
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  13. iambriandammit

    iambriandammit Forum Resident

    See, I thought more of Rod Stewart. Those early solo albums when he was with the Faces featured a lot of the Faces.
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  14. Mother

    Mother Forum Resident

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  15. DaveinMA

    DaveinMA Forum Resident

    Wakeman used Bruford, Howe, Squire and White on his first (Bruford had already left).
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  16. TheLazenby

    TheLazenby Forum Resident

    "Jeremy Spencer" comes to mind - the back-up band is Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Danny Kirwan, with Peter Green on one song.
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  17. TheLazenby

    TheLazenby Forum Resident

    And "Full Moon Fever" is damn near a Wilburys album! Tom, Jeff, George and Roy!
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  18. HotelYorba101

    HotelYorba101 Forum Resident

    Slash's first solo album "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere" under the name Slash's Snakepit featured Gilby Clarke and Matt Sorum, at that time technically still his bandmates with Guns N' Roses at the time
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  19. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Yes, and virtually every Mac solo album is laden with band mates.
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  20. Chuckee

    Chuckee Forum Resident

    Upstate, NY, USA
    Return To Waterloo - Ray Davies, has some Kinks members on it, missing Dave.
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  21. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

    Boston MA
    Most of the Strawbs too, I believe.
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  22. Humbuster

    Humbuster Big hat, no cattle

    Robert Lamm's "Subtlety and Passion" used several members from Chicago.
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  23. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

    Boston MA
    And some of the songs wound up on the next Kinks album with Dave added.
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  24. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

    Boston MA
    Which leads (with Ray Davies above) to the category of solo-album tracks that later wound up on group albums. "Skinny Boy" is the same on Lamm's solo debut and Chicago VII, just that the latter has horns added.
  25. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    I was just about to mention that one.

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