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WE WERE A HAPPY CREW

Spirogyra

Prog Folk


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4.05 | 3 ratings | 1 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1999

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Future Won't Be Long (4:17)
2. Magical Mary (6:18)
3. Cogwheels, Crutches And Cyanide (5:53)
4. We Were A Happy Crew (5:30)
5. Love Is A Funny Thing (2:09)
6. The Duke Of Beaufoot (8:03)
7. Dangerous Dave (4:19)
8. Wings Of Thunder (3:11)
9. Don't Let It Get To You (4:26)
10. Disraeli's Problem (4:14)
11. The Furthest Point (8:12)
12. Old Boot Wine (4:16)
13. Parallel Lines Never Separate (5:04)
14. In The Western World (12:38)

Total Time: 78:30

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Line-up / Musicians

- Martin Cockerham / vocals, guitar
- Steve Borrill / bass
- Barbara Gaskin / vocals
- Marc Francis / vocals, guitar, keyboards
- Dave Mattacks / drums
- Julian Cusack / violin, keyboards
- Alan Laing / cello
- Rick Biddulph / mandoline
- Bill Bruford / drums
- Tony Cox / VCS 3
- Steve Ashley / flute
- John Boyce / cello
- Henry Lowther / trumpet
- Stan Sulzman / flute

Releases information

CD Mooncrest 38

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Remastered · Import
Mooncrest Records UK 1999
Audio CD$12.99
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Mooncrest (1999-12-06)
Audio CD$42.74

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SPIROGYRA We Were A Happy Crew ratings distribution


4.05
(3 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
33%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(67%)
67%
Good, but non-essential (0%)
0%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
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Review by kenethlevine
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog-Folk Team
4 stars At first listen to this compilation of Spirogyra's 3 early 1970s studio albums, my impression was that of another INCREDIBLE STRING BAND, and it's true that Spirogyra is too overtly psych for its own good. It's a testament to the quality of the compositions and the musicianship that this group rises far above the primordial hippie haze of its time.

The group possesses several fine vocalists of both genders, particularly Barbara Gaskin; command of a variety of instruments, a chunky rhythm section, especially Steve Borrill's bass; and a yin yang blend of LINDISFARNE's tomfoolery with AMAZING BLONDEL's delicacy, or perhaps that of early FAIRPORT. This merging of seemingly incongruous temperaments has rarely worked so well.

Very little here is dispensable once you give it a chance, but "The Future Won't Be Long", "We were a Happy Crew", "Wings of Thunder", and pretty much the last 5 tracks (all sourced from their jaw-dropping final studio album) are all especially noteworthy, none more so than the multi part suite "Western World".

While I admit to preferring my prog folk with only sprinklings of trippy ambiance, I can't deny the existence of Spirogyra as being anything other than a happy highlight of my favourite subgenre.

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