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Barclay James Harvest


Crossover Prog

3.82 | 262 ratings

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5 stars "Once again" is the "early BJH-masterpiece" and the most essential Album they did for EMI.

"Mocking Bird", "Galadriel" and "She said" may be the most enduring classics of it in BJH-History, but the other songs are quite as convincing, too, though "Ball and chain" - as a "last minute inclusion" - may not be the best moment of the album.

Listen to the great Bass-playing in "Happy old World", enjoy the fine chords of "Vanessa Simmons", let the Lady at the end "take you by the hand"... and be amazed at how beautiful music can be.

Who'd have thought that this band would be still around 25 years later, playing "Mocking Bird" live in concert ? Thank god they made it that long, although, as you can hear on "Once Again", Woolly Wolstenholme was very important for that band and he should perhaps have stayed more "forefront" in the coming years... It's hard not to fall in love with the music and emotions on "Once Again" ! Rupert

rupert | 5/5 |


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