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OCTOBERON

Barclay James Harvest

 

Crossover Prog

3.75 | 168 ratings

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rupert
5 stars If you're into BJH-music, apart from "Live Tapes" this is the greatest BJH-album ever, flawless ( "Believe in me"s not quite AS good as the rest but makes it for variety here ) and emotional. The original A-Side of the Album is just one great flight into heaven but keeping your brains at work ( "May Day"... think about its contents ), and the second one is a bit "lighter" ( featuring great vocal harmonies in "Polk Street Rag" and the later live-classic "Rock'n'Roll Star" which, to me, beats out the well celebrated Byrds-Classic with the same name ! ) until its dark and painful but nonetheless beautiful ending with "Suicide? ". You've got to have BOTH: Live and Studio-Version of it... Earphones on, volume up ( surprisingly BJH is best heard LOUD ) and agree with me that BJH is one of the most underrated bands ever, hard to believe there had been any bad reviews in the music-mags then ! Rupert
rupert | 5/5 |

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