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Neil Ardley Harmony of the Spheres album cover
3.55 | 13 ratings | 2 reviews | 23% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1979

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Upstars All (3:37)
2. Leap in the Dark (6:01)
3. Glittering Circles (6:29)
4. Fair Mirage (7:27)
5. Soft Stillness and the Night (7:28)
6. Headstrong, Headlong (7:11)
7. Towards Tranquillity (8:45)

Total Time: 46:58

Line-up / Musicians

Neil Ardley, arp odyssey and omni synthesizers
John Martyn, rhythm and lead guitar
Billy Kristian, bass
Geoff Castle, keyboards
Richard Burgess, drums and percussion
Barbara Thompson, flute, soprano sax
Tony Coe, clarinet, soprano sax
Ian Carr, trumpet, flügelhorn
Pepsi Iemer, vocals
Norma Winstone, vocals.

Releases information

Decca TXS-R 133

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NEIL ARDLEY Harmony of the Spheres ratings distribution

(13 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(23%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(31%)
Good, but non-essential (38%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (8%)

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4 stars I've been really surprised at how much flack this album seems to have received in review, including the sole review on this website prior to mine. Is it Ardley's most impactful work? Not for most people. Is it a singular effort from an accomplished composer who was exploring new horizons for him ... (read more)

Report this review (#2571461) | Posted by keg11v | Thursday, June 17, 2021 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Jazz-Rock at it's worst. I hate to say this as Neil Ardley is a respected musician/composer, but this album is amongst those that contributed to quality music being rejected, leading to Punk, New-Wave to emerge as if in protest. To a novice, this album may come across as amusing, but when ... (read more)

Report this review (#929070) | Posted by BORA | Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | Review Permanlink

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