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Roy Harper - HQ [Aka: When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease] CD (album) cover


Roy Harper


Prog Folk

3.54 | 49 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
3 stars renamed When An Old Cricketter Leaves The Crease. Not my fave; but for progheads certainly the album with most interest. Gilmour and JP Jones and Steve Broughton play on it and the backing Trigger group includes Spedding (Nucleus) and Bill Bruford. This is a full-blown rock album with some progressive twists (with such a line-up, how could it not be?), but I have a tough time digesting it. About as intricate as a game of Cricket, which is the guiding line of this thematic album. A second album was recorded with the group Trigger, Commercial Break but not released until much later. HQ, Prog? Yes, but this is relatively dense and obtuse and acute at the same time. Actually I cannot help but be disappointed by the album given its promising line-up.
Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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