Barclay James Harvest Every Album, Every Song (On Track )



One of the great cult bands of the progressive era, Barclay James harvest shook of the mantle of being a 'poor man's Moody Blues' to chart their own course.

Feted in Germany and at times in other parts of Continental Europe, but largely unknown at home in the U.K. except to a fiercely loyal cognoscenti, Barclay James Harvest are long overdue for greater recognition. Formed in the Saddleworth area of north-west England in 1967, the band released a series of outstanding albums showcasing their pastoral, classically-influenced brand of rock, before hitting the heights of their success, culminating in a massive open air concert in Berlin in front of an estimated quarter of a million people.

With only one line-up change, the departure of keyboard maestro and founder member Woolly Wolstenholme in 1979, they continued to record until 1998, when the band finally split into two separate groups, led by original members John Lees and Les Holroyd respectively. The core of this book covers Barclay James Harvest's output from 1968 to 1997, with analysis and background information for every studio album and every song released from that period, but there is also room for an overview of their live albums and of the members' activities after the break-up of the original group. The book is required reading for anyone with more than a passing interest in one of the rock world's most underrated bands.

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