Barclay James Harvest (album)

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Barclay James Harvest
Studio album by Barclay James Harvest
Released June 5, 1970 (1970-06-05)
Recorded November 8, 1969 - January 26, 1970 at E.M.I. Studios, Abbey Road, London
Genre Progressive rock
Length 39:42
Label Harvest (UK)
Sire (USA)
Producer Norman Smith
Barclay James Harvest chronology
Barclay James Harvest
(1970)
Once Again
(1971)
Alternative Album Cover
Cover of Their First Album
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Barclay James Harvest is the first album released by Barclay James Harvest.

Track listing[edit]

On the original vinyl LP all songs were credited to Holroyd/Lees/Pritchard/Wolstenholme. The list below shows the actual composers.[2][3]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Taking Some Time On" (John Lees) – 5:31
  2. "Mother Dear" (Lees) – 3:20
    Arranged and conducted by Norman Smith[2]
  3. "The Sun Will Never Shine" (Woolly Wolstenholme) – 5:07
  4. "When the World Was Woken" (Les Holroyd) – 5:50
    Arranged and conducted by Robert John Godfrey[2]

Side two[edit]

  1. "Good Love Child" (Lees) – 5:10
  2. "The Iron Maiden" (Wolstenholme) – 2:43
  3. "Dark Now My Sky" (Lees) – 12:01
    Arranged and conducted by Robert John Godfrey[2]

Bonus tracks[edit]

Barclay James Harvest was remastered and reissued by Harvest in 2002 as Their First Album with several bonus tracks:

  1. "Early Morning" (Holroyd, Lees, Mel Pritchard, Wolstenholme) – 2:34
  2. "Mister Sunshine" (Wolstenholme) – 2:54
  3. "So Tomorrow" (Holroyd, Lees, Pritchard, Wolstenholme) – 3:28
  4. "Eden Unobtainable" (Holroyd) – 3:10
  5. "Night" (Wolstenholme) – 3:20
  6. "Pools of Blue" (Lees) – 3:29
  7. "Need You Oh So Bad" (Wolstenholme) – 1:18
  8. "Small Time Town" (Lees) – 2:12
  9. "Dark Now My Sky" (Lees) – 3:43
  10. "I Can't Go on Without You" (Wolstenholme) – 2:13
  11. "Eden Unobtainable" (Holroyd) – 3:04
  12. "Poor Wages" (Wolstenholme) – 2:34
  13. "Brother Thrush" (Lees) – 3:06

Personnel[edit]

Barclay James Harvest
Additional personnel
  • Jim Litherland – guitar on "Taking Some Time On"
  • The Barclay James Harvest Symphony Orchestra
    • Orchestra Leader: Gavin Wright
    • Conductor and Musical Director: Robert Godfrey
  • Engineer: Phil McDonald

Cover[edit]

The original gatefold cover was designed by Ian Latimer, with photography by Richard Dunkley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Dave. Album review Barclay James Harvest at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Liner notes for Their First Album Harvest CD 07243 538405 2 5
  3. ^ "Barclay James Harvest Album Portfolio". www.bjharvest.co.uk (BJH official website). Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2011.