Esperanto (band)

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This article is about the progressive rock band. For other uses of the word Esperanto, see Esperanto (disambiguation).

Esperanto was a Belgo-English rock band which had a short career at the beginning of the 70s.

Band members[edit]

1st LP:

  • Bridget Lokelani Dudoit: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
  • Tony Harris: Viola, Sax
  • Brian Holloway: Guitar, Piano
  • Timothy Kraemer: Cello, Piano
  • Bruno Libert: Keyboards
  • Gino Malisan: Bass, Flute
  • Tony Malisan: Drums
  • Godfrey Salmon: 2nd Violin
  • Glenn Shorrock: Vocals, Guitar
  • Janice Slater: Vocals
  • Raymond Vincent: 1st Violin
  • Joy Yates: Vocals, Flute


2nd LP:

  • Keith Christmas: lead vocal
  • Tony Harris: viola
  • Timothy Kraemer: cello
  • Bruno Libert: piano, organ, arp odissey, vibes, harpsichord, arranger, backing vocals
  • Gino Malisan: bass
  • Tony Malisan: drums
  • Godfrey Salmon: 2nd violin, tenor voice
  • Raymond Vincent: 1st violin and chief arranger

with contributions from:

  • Bridget Lokelani Dudoit: Vocals
  • Glenn Shorrock: Vocals, Guitar
  • Brian Holloway: featured guitarist


3rd LP:

  • Tony Malisan: Drums
  • Gino Malisan: Bass
  • Bruno Libert: Keyboards
  • Roger Meakin: Vocals
  • Kim Moore: Vocals
  • Raymond Vincent: 1st Violin
  • Godfrey Salmon: 2nd Violin
  • Timothy Kraemer: Cello

Discography[edit]

Esperanto Rock Orchestra[edit]

Esperanto Rock Orchestra (1973)[1]

  1. On Down The Road 5:00 (Vincent - Shorrock)
  2. Never Again 5:40 (Vincent - Libert)
  3. Perhaps One Day 4:35 (Vincent - Libert)
  4. Statue Of Liberty 5:00 (Glenn Shorrock)
  5. Gypsy 6:35 (Brian Holloway)
  6. City 4:06 (Vincent - Shorrock)
  7. Roses 5:10 (Vincent - Libert)
  8. Move Away 3:39 (Vincent - Shorrock)

Danse Macabre[edit]

Danse Macabre (1974)[2]

  1. The Journey 10:13 (Libert - Vincent)
  2. The Castle 3:31 (Vincent - Shorrock - Libert)
  3. The Duel 7:03 (Vincent - G. & T. Malisan)
  4. The Cloister 5:28 (Vincent - Libert - Shorrock)
  5. The Decision 5:57 (Brian Holloway)
  6. The Prisoner 7:20 (Vincent - Shorrock)
  7. Danse Macabre 1:58 (Camille Saint-Saëns arrangements by Vincent & Tony Malisan)

Last Tango[edit]

Last Tango (1975), starts with a cover version of Eleanor Rigby.[3] The title track was recorded in both French (La drôle de fin) and Spanish (El tango aquel) versions by Sylvie Vartan.

  1. Eleanor Rigby 7:43 (Lennon - McCartney)
  2. Still Life 7:27 (Vincent - Meakin)
  3. Painted Lady 3:26 (Vincent - Meakin)
  4. Obsession 4:33 (Vincent - Meakin)
  5. The Rape 12:07 (Vincent - Daniel)
  6. Last Tango 3:29 (Vincent - Libert - Meakin)

bonus tracks on Si-Wan CD version:

  • In Search Of A Dream 4:45 (Yates)
  • Busy Doing Nothing 3:44 (Vincent - Shorrock)

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