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Poll Question: Wich BJH albums from the Harvest-era do you like most?
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    Posted: February 01 2017 at 05:47
When BJH hit the scene, they still had a lot of Beatles influences. Very noticeable on their debut LP.
But they were also one of the pioneers of mellotron-driven progrock. Although they were on the soft/romantic side of prog (like Moody Blues) the first 4 lps many consider to be true progrock albums.
 
The had their epic songs Dark Now My Sky, She Said, Summer Soldier, The Poet/After the Day. They made use of orchestra, wich cost so much, they had huge debts with their label and were eventually dropped from the Harvest-roster.
 
They had 3 vocalists. In the beginning mostly Woolly Wolstenholme, but later on more and more John Lees and Les Holroyd.
 
I was wondering wich of the 4 Harvest-lps is considered their best. My vote goes to And Other Short Stories.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2017 at 06:40
Once Again, one of the best prog albums of all time (imo).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2017 at 06:56
First time I can recall this wonderful band getting a mention on here.

Once Again is very good, but so are the rest (mostly).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2017 at 06:59

Once Again is a true gem, indeed. But somehow I wanted to vote for the album containing The Poet/After the Day, wich is to me, the best prog-epic ever written.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2017 at 07:02
And other short stories.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2017 at 14:28
Once Again.
A GREAT YEAR FOR PROG!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2017 at 18:10
Once Again by quite a bit
Short Stories is very good too
Baby James Harvest has its moments
The first album - meh
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