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3.00 | 12 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1980

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Playing Games (3:12)
2. I'm In Love With You (3:46)
3. The Fly Catcher (4:11)
4. You (The Game, Pt. 2) (4:37)
5. Old Faces (4:10)
6. Short And Sweet (6:29)
7. First Thing In The Morning (3:41)
8. The Unknown Soldier (3:34)
9. Ten Years Ago (3:35)
10. True Story (4:51)

Total time 42:06


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Line-up / Musicians

- Roy Harper / vocals, arrangements, producer

- David Bedford / orchestral arrangements & conductor
- Joe Partridge / guitar
- Sal DiTroia / guitar
- Hugh Burns / guitar
- Andy Roberts / guitars
- B.J. Cole / steel guitar
- Pete Wingfield / keyboards
- Don Grolnick / piano
- Jim Cuomo / winds
- Jimmy Bain / bass
- Will Lee / bass
- Jimmy Maelen / percussion
- Timmy Donald / drums
- Andy Newmark / drums
- Kate Bush / vocals (4)
- David Gilmour / lead guitar (4)
- David Lawson / keyboards (4)
- Toni Levi / bass (4)
- Steve Broughton / drums (4)
- Sara Pozzo / ?
- Dave Scance / ?
- George Constantinou / ?
- Haydn Bendall / ?
- Neil Jason / ?

Note: Some of the instrumentation could not be confirmed at this moment

Releases information

Artwork: RH and Adrian Boot

LP Harvest ‎- SHVL 820 (1980, UK)
LP Harvest ‎- ST-6474 (1980, Canada) New cover art

CD Science Friction - HUCD031 (1999, UK)

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ROY HARPER The Unknown Soldier ratings distribution

(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(17%)
Good, but non-essential (67%)
Collectors/fans only (17%)
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3 stars Trapped in time. A common occurrence for many albums recorded in the late seventies, and practically all of the eighties, for a number of reasons that include a trend to bend toward the current pop styles of the day, instrumentation, recording technics and record company interference in order ... (read more)

Report this review (#1469858) | Posted by SteveG | Saturday, September 26, 2015 | Review Permanlink

3 stars It's one of life's cruel ironies that Harper's most known and best-selling album in America is among his weaker efforts. This is Harper's first album in the 1980s, and marks a 10-year decline that (so I've heard) was arrested later. (I only know his 70s work the best.) The album is no doubt am ... (read more)

Report this review (#247054) | Posted by jude111 | Thursday, October 29, 2009 | Review Permanlink

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