Universal Radio is the debut album by New Zealand group Dragon released in June 1974 on Vertigo Records and produced by Rick Shadwell.
Universal Radio, along with their second album Scented Gardens for the Blind are in the progressive rock genre—all subsequent albums are hard rock/pop rock.
On 2 July 2009, Aztec Music reissued Universal Radio with extensive liner notes, rare photos, and three bonus tracks. The first bonus track is a live recording from 1974 of their cover version of Fleetwood Mac's "Black Magic Woman", while the last two, "X-Ray Creature" and "Dinghy Days" are the A-side and B-side of Marc Hunter's first solo single released in 1973.
- "Universal Radio" (Ray Goodwin, Marc Hunter, Todd Hunter) - 8:33
- "Going Slow" (T Hunter, M Hunter, Goodwin, Robert Taylor) - 6:16
- "Patina" (Goodwin, M Hunter, T Hunter) - 11:47
- "Weetbix" (Goodwin, T Hunter, M Hunter) - 2:55
- "Graves" (Goodwin, T Hunter, M Hunter) - 6:56
- "Avalanche" (Goodwin, M Hunter, T Hunter, Ivan Thompson) - 11:08
2009 Aztec Music Reissue
- "Black Magic Woman" (Peter Green) - 6:38
- "X-Ray Creature" (Graeme Collins, A Baysting) - 3:06
- "Dinghy Days" (T Hunter) - 3:33
Note: On all releases tracks 4–6 segue to become one long track but are separated into three.
- Marc Hunter - lead vocals
- Todd Hunter - bass guitar, vocals; and flute on "Dinghy Days"
- Ray Goodwin - lead guitar, vocals
- Ivan Thompson - organ, piano, Moog synthesizer, vocals
- Neil Storey - drums
- Graeme Collins - piano on "X-Ray Creature" (Collins was a founding member of Dragon but had left before Universal Radio was recorded)
- Herb Mann - lead guitar on "Dinghy Days"
- Engineer - Tony Moan
- Producer - Rick Shadwell
- Cover art - Dick Frizzel
info courtesy of Wikipedia