Barclay James Harvest is the first album released by Barclay James Harvest. The list below shows the actual composers. Taking Some Time On" (John Lees) – 5:31. Mother Dear" (Lees) – 3:20Arranged and conducted by Norman Smith. The Sun Will Never Shine" (Woolly Wolstenholme) – 5:07. When the World Was Woken" (Les Holroyd) – 5:50. Good Love Child" (Lees) – 5:10. The Iron Maiden" (Wolstenholme) – 2:43.
Barclay James Harvest are an English progressive rock band. They were founded in Oldham, in September 1966 by guitarist/vocalist John Lees (b. 1947), bassist/vocalist Les Holroyd (b. 1948), Stuart "Woolly" Wolstenholme (1947–2010), and t Mel Pritchard (1948–2004). After signing with EMI's Parlophone label in the UK for one single in early 1968, they moved to the more progressively inclined Harvest label.
Once Again (Barclay James Harvest album). Once Again was the second album released by Barclay James Harvest, in early 1971. It is generally regarded as one of their strongest efforts, featuring powerful, epic tracks such as "Song For Dying", "She Said", and "Mocking Bird", one of their best-known songs. As was the case with their other early albums, it was recorded with a full orchestra.
Barclay James Harvest (self-titled) was absolutely dynamite, opening up with Taking Some Time On. This song has some seriously vicious, punky psychedelic guitar riffs and hard hitting drums. It’s a pummeling, devastating rock song and a great way to open up this debut, displaying a mature band with wildly inventive ideas. The next song, Mother Dear is a beautiful acoustic composition augmented with strings that is almost a response to the Move’s classic Beautiful Daughter (from Shazaam). There are no false steps on Barclay James Harvest and this great record never fails to challenge and reward its listeners. The whole album is absolutely wonderful, finding some kind of middle ground between the Move, psychedelic era Pretty Things and late 60’s Procol Harum. A genuinely fantastic album that is not to be missed, pitched half way between the psych and prog eras.
Their third album Barclay James Harvest and Other Short Stories was an even greater achievement, though Martyn Ford was brought in to supervise the orchestral work after Godfrey departed over writing issues behind "Mocking Bird" – one of the group's most consistently popular tracks. By the release of their fourth album, Baby James Harvest, in 1972, the pressures of touring were beginning to have an impact on the band, and the album's inconsistency was noticed by fans and critics alike.
XII is a music studio album recording by BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST (Crossover Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1978 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. This was to be BJH's last great album, with the following "Eyes of the universe" showing the first clear signs that their momentum was starting to dwindle. The remastered CD brings out the true quality of the music, which was slightly suppressed on the LP due to the audio constraints which come with fitting such a long album onto a single disc.
Barclay James Harvest is one of the best progressive rock bands of their time. Here, you can check out a complete list of the best Barclay James Harvest albums, including every studio release along with pictures of the album covers. This Barclay James Harvest discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Barclay James Harvest albums can be found at the top of the list. The English band released their first album back in 1970 and have since released a long list of great albums. Though the band went through its own struggles, they've established themselves as a mainstay in progressive and symphonic rock with albums like Once Again and Everyone Is Everybody Else.
|1||Taking Some Time On||5:30|
Arranged By, Conductor – Norman Smith
|3||The Sun Will Never Shine||5:08|
|4||When The World Was Woken
Arranged By, Conductor – Robert Godfrey*
|5||Good Love Child||5:10|
|6||The Iron Maiden||2:43|
|7||Dark Now My Sky
Arranged By, Conductor – Robert Godfrey*
|13||Pools Of Blue||3:29|
|14||Need You Oh So Bad||1:18|
|15||Small Time Town||2:12|
|16||Dark Now My Sky||3:43|
|17||I Can't Go On Without You||2:13|
|SHVL 770, 1E 062 ○ 04372||Barclay James Harvest||Barclay James Harvest (LP, Album, Tex)||Harvest, Harvest||SHVL 770, 1E 062 ○ 04372||UK||1970|
|1C 064-04 372||Barclay James Harvest||Barclay James Harvest (LP, Album, RE, Gat)||Harvest, EMI Electrola||1C 064-04 372||Germany||Unknown|
|S/5336, S-5336||Barclay James Harvest||Barclay James Harvest (LP, Album, Club)||World Record Club, World Record Club||S/5336, S-5336||Australia||1973|
|PECLEC2628||Barclay James Harvest||Barclay James Harvest (CD, Album, RE, RM, Exp)||Esoteric Recordings||PECLEC2628||UK||2018|
|none||Barclay James Harvest||Their First Album (CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial)||Not On Label||none||Russia||Unknown|