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2.02 | 14 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1981

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Surfing with Isabelle (4:12)
2. Elsham Road (3:35)
3. Dolphins (3:56)
4. Carnival (2:55)
5. Broken Chain (2:35)
6. Hidden Drive (2:20)
7. Indian (4:06)
8. Zen (3:12)
9. Agua Blanca (4:13)
10. Welcombe Mouth (3:12)

Bonus tracks on 1993 CD release:
11. Flowing River / Jam (Live *) (9:22)
12. Elsham Road (Live *) (6:29)
13. A Whiter Shade of Blue (Live *) (3:04)

* Recorded in London, 1991

Line-up / Musicians

- Nic Potter / bass, synth, guitars
- Guy Evans / drums, percussion, bamboo flute, all instruments (9), synthesizer (10)

- David Jackson / saxes & whistles (2,3,5,9-13), flute (11-13)
- Stuart Gordon / violin (11-13)
- Huw Lloyd Langton / guitar (11-13)
- Giles Perring / hand drum (6)

Releases information

Artwork: Chris Harris

LP Butt ‎- NOTT 004 (1981, UK)

CD Zomart Records ‎- ZOMCD005 (1993, UK) With 3 bonus Live tracks
CD Zomart Records ‎- VP479CD (2009, UK)

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THE LONG HELLO Volume Two ratings distribution

(14 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(21%)
Good, but non-essential (50%)
Collectors/fans only (14%)
Poor. Only for completionists (14%)

THE LONG HELLO Volume Two reviews

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Review by SouthSideoftheSky
1 stars Hello 1980's

While the first Long Hello album was a collaboration between David Jackson, Hugh Banton, and Guy Evans, with Jackson penning the majority of the material, this second release under the moniker is instead driven by Evans and Nic Potter with Jackson relegated to a guest musician and Banton being absent altogether. Potter did appear on The Long Hello Volume 1, playing bass, but he did not have a prominent role there. Here, on the other hand, he seems to be the leader and most of the tracks are credited to him. Musically, there is not much connecting the two albums, and one may wonder why it was decided to use the Long Hello name.

Released in 1981, some seven years after the The Long Hello Volume 1, the sound is of its time, including some insipid drum machines and cheesy synths. The album features ten shorter tracks (plus three live bonus tracks on the CD reissue), some of which are meandering, ambient sound experiments.

Not entirely without value, but not recommended either.

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3 stars Being an avid Long hello collectors , I'd been looking for this CD for over 10 years . I can only say it is not as conceptual or elaborated as Vol 1 . rather , it leads the way to what long hello would become later on , striving on short , instrumental , experimental pieces .But alas , without a ... (read more)

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