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Gnidrolog In Spite of Harry's Toenail / Lady Lake album cover
4.00 | 33 ratings | 7 reviews | 39% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Long Live Man Dead (9:44) :
- a) Long Live Man Dead (3:58)
- b) Skull (5:46)
2. Peter (3:27)
3. Snails (7:15)
4. Time and Space (7:33)
5. Who Spoke (2:24)
6. In Spite of Harry's Toenail (9:26) :
- a) Goodbye-Farewell-Adieu (3:40)
- b) Harry's Toenail (5:46)

7. I Could Never Be a Soldier (11:35)
8. Ship (6:41)
9. A Dog with No Collar (2:08)
10. Lady Lake (8:50)
11. Same Dreams (2:46)
12. Social Embarrassment (6:32)

Total Time 78:21

Line-up / Musicians

In "In Spite of Harry's Toenail":
- Colin Goldring / lead vocals, guitars, recorders, tenor saxophone, horn, harmonica
- Stewart Goldring / lead guitar, vocals
- Peter Cowling / bass, cello
- Nigel Pegrum / percussion, flute, oboe, piano

In "Lady Lake":
- Stewart Goldring / lead guitar
- Colin Goldring / rhythm guitar, vocals, recorder, tenor horn
- Nigel Pegrum / percussion, flute, oboe
- John Earle / soprano, tenor & baritone saxophones, flute, lead vocals (12)
- Peter Cowling / bass, cellos
- Charlotte Fendrich / piano (11)

Releases information

1972 RCA Records. Issued under license from BMG International UK & Ireland Ltd
2004 BGO Records

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(33 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(39%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(48%)
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Review by Prog-jester
4 stars Actually this is the first one I began with. It contains awesome "LADY LAKE" release (5 stars) and less enjoyable to my ears "In Spite..." (3 stars in my book...matter of taste) and it is worthy of 4 solid stars as a whole. Such highlights as "I could never be a Soldier" ,"Ship", "Goodbye" etc are Musts for every Prog-fan! It's very hard to describe GNIDROLOG's manner - imagine a mix of GENTLE GIANT, JETHRO TULL, VDGG and LUCIFER'S FRIEND with some Hard-Rock elements and dark melodical gift of their own. Terribly overlooked but highly recommended band. It's good when recent releases like this one help to bring lesser-known bands to a new level - usually POST-MORTEM , but anyway...Highly recommended!!!
Review by Warthur
4 stars Collecting the two classic Gnidrolog album on one CD makes this package an excellent starting point for people exploring the band - and to be honest, unless you fall in love with them so much that you absolutely have to own Live 1972 and Gnosis as well, it's a decent enough finishing point too.Including both albums on one CD may be slightly annoying for those who only listen to one album or the other - though any CD player can be easily programmed to only play selected tracks these days, and if you're listening to the albums on your MP3 player separating them out is trivially easy. Well worth a shot if you're interested in Gnidrolog's music - if you like them, congratulations, you own their two best albums, and if you're not keen then you've hardly lost much.

Latest members reviews

3 stars I bought this album in a specials bin from WHSmith in 1976. I must admit that I didn't much like it when I first played it - apart from the track, Goodbye, Farewell, Adieu. I think that song could have got to Number One in the hit parade if it had been released as a single and re- jigged a litt ... (read more)

Report this review (#451674) | Posted by MartinKillips | Tuesday, May 24, 2011 | Review Permanlink

4 stars It is a bit harsh to bundle these two albums together in one review, but since this compilation is how I've acquainted myself with the fantastic art of Gnidrolog, then let it be that way. As a few others have said, the first half - meaning In Spite of Harry's Toenail (what a silly title, althou ... (read more)

Report this review (#420286) | Posted by OT Räihälä | Wednesday, March 23, 2011 | Review Permanlink

4 stars There are some two-for-one offers out there on CD now. This is probably one of the best of these two-for-one CDs. Gnidrolog does a blend of Gentle Giant, Cathedral, VDGG, Jethro Tull, Yes and King Crimson. The music is at times difficult to penetrate and is truly eclectic in the most conser ... (read more)

Report this review (#248412) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Friday, November 6, 2009 | Review Permanlink

5 stars With the advantage of almost 40 years that have elapsed since the release of the two lost classics featured on this two-for-one jewel, certain comparisons will inevitably be made to just about every contemporary prog rock band that mattered in the early 70s when prog ruled. Comparisons notwithsta ... (read more)

Report this review (#212737) | Posted by Vibrationbaby | Tuesday, April 28, 2009 | Review Permanlink

3 stars The upside to buying these two albums together: convenience. It is much less expensive, and it is easier to acquire both with one purchase. Also, the extensive biography and liner notes here may not be accessible on the individual releases. However, the downsides are the fact that your collection ... (read more)

Report this review (#134833) | Posted by Shakespeare | Saturday, August 25, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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