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2.84 | 27 ratings | 5 reviews | 11% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 1972

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Cry The Beloved Country (5:54)
2. I'm Another Man (4:15)
3. More And More (4:41)
4. Our Time Is Our Time (5:03)
5. Gently Step Through The Stream (3:54)
6. Emma And Harry (3:54)
7. Moonstone (4:37)
8. Land Of Who Knows Where (4:05)
9. Patriotic Song (5:11)

Bonus Tracks on 2000 & 2013 reissues :
10. I'm Another Man [single version] (3:36)
11. Soft Mud [single B-side] (3:16)

Total Time: 48:26

Line-up / Musicians

- Annette Casey (Synge) / vocals
- Henry Marsh / guitar, keyboards, vocals
- John Perry / bass, vocals
- Simon Byrne / drums, vocals

Releases information

Artwork; Paul Warren

LP MCA Records ‎- MKPS 2017 (1971, UK)

CD Audio Archives ‎- AACD 036 (2000, UK) With 2 bonus tracks
CD Gonzo Multimedia ‎- HST144CD (2013, UK) As above

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and to Quinino for the last updates
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GRINGO Gringo ratings distribution

(27 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(19%)
Good, but non-essential (52%)
Collectors/fans only (19%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by hdfisch
2 stars Actually I've never heard the name of this band before and indeed some websites describe them as an overlooked early British progressive act. Well, I won't deny this assessment, at least in the broad sense of proto-prog bands hailing from that era between late sixties and early seventies. I can only imagine that their Canterbury tag is coming from the fact that they were opening act on a CARAVAN UK tour. This band comprised of Simon Byrne, Annette Casey, Henry Marsh and John G. Perry, who joined Caravan for their Girls Who Grow Plump album and played later on with Quantum Jump, Curved Air and Aviator. Traces of other band members vanished in the haze of some pop bands like Sailor or Brotherhood of Man. The songs on this album here present some pleasant, but in terms of prog rather uninspiring material. I dare saying that this album is only interesting for the general collector of early 70's prog-related music and thus not deserving more than 2,5 stars on this site here. Nevertheless it's a very nice and well-done album, if one likes to listen to some more light-prog-ish stuff. Highlights are the two longest songs "Cry The Beloved Country" and "Patriotic Song"!

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3 stars Sorry but this just isn't Canterbury Scene, hell is it even Progressive Rock? If this is on the archives it should be filed under Crossover or Prog Related in my humble opinion. To me the Canterbury Scene can not exist in a non progressive form. The Canterbury Scene to me is more than just jazzy 70s ... (read more)

Report this review (#2568995) | Posted by Beautiful Scarlet | Saturday, June 5, 2021 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I have to respectfully take exception with the reviews concerning Gringo. While I will concede that if one's main expectation of Prog in general, is typified by the long, instrumental dominated Jazz and Classical influenced compositions found on LP's by Yes, Crimson and Soft Machine - then this ... (read more)

Report this review (#273627) | Posted by 1Vinylcam | Monday, March 22, 2010 | Review Permanlink

2 stars If you believe this is a normal Canterbury scene album with all the trimmings, you will be disappointed. The music here is a mix of musicals (Hair), Eurovision, 1970's pop music, Curved Air and Caravan. Gringo did one tour with both bands and there was an affinity between these groups. The ... (read more)

Report this review (#251408) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Tuesday, November 17, 2009 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Yes, of course this band is not a milestone of the Canterbury scene, and is also evident that no member of it shall give an important contribute to the progressive music. But it does not mean that this album is bad. On the contrary, from some point of view, it seems to me this album presents an i ... (read more)

Report this review (#92047) | Posted by Gigi | Tuesday, September 26, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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