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BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST

Barclay James Harvest

 

Crossover Prog

3.25 | 183 ratings

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loserboy
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4 stars Magnificent Symphonic piece of early progressive rock with some of the most enduring melodies of all time. BJH's first album can be categorized somewhere in the PROCOL HARUM - MOODY BLUES school of musical thought with still carrying their own personality. In many ways this debut album gives off a rather "BEATLES'ish" feel as well with sound repro not unlike that which typifies much of the BEATLES music. Vocals are like velvet with superb musical harmonies and excellent lyrics which seems to fit the music with perfection. Recorded in '69 and '70 using only 2 eight track machines with the assistance of Robert Godfrey (The ENID), the Barclay James Harvest Orchestra and a mellotron. For those who are trivia buffs then you might it interesting to note that Jim Litherland (COLOSSEUM) added some guitar brilliance to the opening number "Taking Some Time On". Although sounding a little dated at times , this is still a tremendous recording which I fondly treasure.
loserboy | 4/5 |

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