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BBC IN CONCERT 1972

Barclay James Harvest

 

Crossover Prog

3.57 | 25 ratings

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rupert
4 stars How long did we have to wait ??? Being a fan of BJH, knowing that somewhere there were live-recordings of the original-line up with ORCHESTRA and you can't get 'em... so first of all big thanks to everyone involved in this release, we got rewarded in 2002 finally, and it was worth the wait !

Well, at least for those who like the "beautiful chaos" ( Woolly Wolstenholme ) delivered with these recordings, 8 of BJH's most important songs ( "She said" is missing ) performed well... they've been mixed directly onto 2-track and, like with "Barclay james Harvest Live", you have to get used to their sound ( though no Roger Bain was around ).

I think that "Dark now my Sky" is best here, "The Poet/After the Day" and "Moonwater" can quite live up to the studio- recordings, "Mocking Bird", "Galadriel" and "Summer Soldier" are close to doing the same and, though considerably weaker than on Album, "Medicine Man" sounds quite interesting, too... Beautiful Chaos indeed.

Rupert

rupert | 4/5 |

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