Happy birthday to Levon Helm (drummer / vocalist of The Band) and to Verden Allen (of Mott The Hoople) (1944)!
LP SOLUTION DECCA UK SKL-R 5124 1972 5 TRKS stereo LP (’71 in Holland)
LP DIVERGENCE EMI UK EMC 3002 1973 6 TRKS stereo LP NL LP DSW
CD CORDON BLEU CBS EU CDCBS 32227 1990? 9 TRKS stereo CD NL CD E
LP CORDON BLEU (UK) ROCKET UK ROLL 1 1976 9 TRKS stereo LP
CD FULLY INTERLOCKING CBS EU 461051.2 1990? 6 TRKS stereo CD
LP FULLY INTERLOCKING (UK) ROCKET UK ROLL 8 1977 6 TRKS stereo LP
Solution were a Dutch band that had records released in both the US & UK. Unless I am mistaken, they are from Groningen, in the north of Holland. I remember them as being a rather good band, with not many vocals – though I do not seem to have their final 2 LP’s, “It’s Only Just Begun” & “Runaway”, both of which I believe have more vocals than the first four LP’s by Solution.
I have also somehow missed out on having any of their 45’s – though I am certain they exist! Both “Cordon Bleu” & “Fully Interlocking” were issued in England, and at least “Cordon Bleu” was issued in the US. I somehow doubt they ever played live in the US, but you can nearly guarantee they played live in England.
It is bands like Solution that keep me looking through massive amounts of 45’s! One simply never knows where or when 45’s will turn up.