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Barclay James Harvest


Crossover Prog

4.40 | 103 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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5 stars In the late Seventies I bought the double-album entitled "Live Tapes" (1978) from BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST, mainly because of the picture from keyboard player Wooly Wolstenhome, surrounded by a wonderful range of analogue keyboards: Hammond C3, Mellotron M300 and M400, ARP Pro Solist synthesizer, ARP String-ensemble and a MiniMoog. I was blown away by their music but then I discovered that BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST had made another live album simply titled "Live" from 1974. This 2-LP is still my 'ultimate progrock Mellotron album': lots of majestic waves of the Mellotron, beautifully blended with the warm vocals, sensitive electric guitarwork and a good rhythm-section. I don't understand why the press invented the humilating nickname 'Poor Man's Moody Blues' for BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST. Of course their roots were obvious The BEATLES and The MOODY BLUES but BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST developped their own, unique sound: so melodic and harmonic and the interplay between the Mellotron and electric guitar is so compelling and moving. TRON MANIACS ALERT!!!
erik neuteboom | 5/5 |


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