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Barclay James  Harvest - Early Morning Onwards CD (album) cover


Barclay James Harvest


Crossover Prog

3.28 | 14 ratings

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4 stars A wake up call!

At the time this was released, it was many peoples' introduction to BJH. The album was a budget label release (Pink Floyd's "Relics" was a similar release on the same label) costing less than a pound.

The album contains highlights from their first 3 albums, plus singles A and B sides which had not at the time appeared on BJH albums. Those singles, which were recorded prior to release of the band's debut album, have an endearing naivety. While they are simple in their structure, they offer early tantalising glimpses of what was to come. A useful analogy for this album might be Genesis first album, "From Genesis to revelation".

As with any compilation, it's easy to debate the tracks selected from the source albums, but "Early morning onwards" represented excellent value at the time of its release, and must have served to introduce many more people to the music of this fine band.

Easy Livin | 4/5 |


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