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Barclay James Harvest


Crossover Prog

3.80 | 233 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This was BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST's second album released in 1971. This is a favourite for many of their fans out there. While I only have a few of their albums this is my favourite of those.

"She Said" is my favourite track off this album and best song i've heard from them period. Drums and mellotron to start as vocals join in. I really like the prominant electric guitar on this one. Nice bass before 2 minute too. It turns pastoral then kicks back in before 6 minutes.The guitar is great. "Happy Old World" features reserved vocals early. A full sound 1 1/2 minutes in. Organ 3 minutes in followed by piano. "Song For Dying" is a top three for me. Piano and fragile vocals to open. It sounds excellent when it kicks in with guitar. Contrasts continue.

"Galadriel" features some orchestral sounds that i'm not into. "Mocking Bird" opens with gentle guitar as light drums and laid back vocals join in. Orchestral sounds before 2 minutes. "Vanessa Simmons" is led by acoustic guitar and vocals. It's kind of folky. "Ball And Chain" is the other top three tune for me. A heavier sound here with guitar. The vocals are more passionate too. "Lady Loves" is another laid back folky track.

Well it certainly has it's moments but I can't give anything more then 3 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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