27 Nov Barclay James Harvest – And Other Short Stories – Mini-LP Papersleeve CD Replica
More than 40 years since its original release (November 1971) and more than 10 since its last reissue, Elemental Music proudly announce the ultimate remastered edition of one of the most acclaimed UK progressive rock bands in the world: Barclay James Harvest. Presented here is the third album from the great Oldham group, titled Barclay James Harvest and other short stories. It was produced by the band and Wally Allen, formerly bassist of The Pretty Things and debuting here as a producer.
Although this album does suffer slightly from having been rather rushed in the studio, it still sounds extraordinarily fresh, and contains at least two bonafide BJH classics: “Medicine Man” and “After The Day”. It has tended to be somewhat overshadowed by its highly-regarded predecessor, Once Again (1971), so the occasion of this new reissue provides a welcome opportunity to reassess what is actually a very fine album in its own right, and to hear why to a significant number of the band’s aficionados, this is Barclay James Harvest at their very best.
01 – Medicine Man 3:58
02 – Someone There You Know 3:48
03 – Harry’s Song 3:54
04 – Ursula (The Swansea Song) 2:54
05 – Little Lapwing 4:59
06 – Song With No Meaning 4:22
07 – Blue John’s Blues 6:50
08 – The Poet 4:55
09 – After The Day 4:48
Produced by Wally Allen & Barclay James Harvest