Everyone Is Everybody Else

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Everyone Is Everybody Else
Studio album by Barclay James Harvest
Released 14 June 1974
Recorded March 1974 - April 1974 at Olympic Studios, London, England
Genre Progressive rock, Symphonic rock
Length 38:56
Label Polydor
Producer Rodger Bain
Barclay James Harvest chronology
Baby James Harvest
(1972)
Everyone Is Everybody Else
(1974)
Time Honoured Ghosts
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Everyone Is Everybody Else is a 1974 album by British Rock Band Barclay James Harvest.

It was released in the UK on the 14th June 1974 and was their first album for the Polydor label after they had parted company with EMI.

The album was produced by Rodger Bain, who had previously worked with Black Sabbath in producing their first three albums. He also produced heavy rock bands Judas Priest and Budgie. There was said to be strained relations between Bain and the band, due to the preference of his musical style, with the band unhappy with the results of the song "Child of the Universe" in particular; Woolly Wolstenholme's only contribution was also left off the original album.[2]

While the band were said not to be entirely happy with the results, the album was regarded by many as their artistic high point. It was played extensively on Radio Caroline, particularly the tracks "For No One" (whose lyrics contain the title of the album) and "Child of the Universe".[3] Radio Caroline subsequently broadcast a documentary on the band, secretly mixed at the studios of Capital Radio in London. The Album was subsequently voted by Radio Caroline listeners at no 13 on the Top 100 All Time Album Chart.[4] It also led to a BBC Radio 1 session with John Peel.[5]

Although the album did not chart, it was nevertheless an important album that directly contributed to subsequent limited UK success and considerable European success for the band, particularly in Germany, France and Switzerland.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Child of the Universe"   John Lees 5:02
2. "Negative Earth"   Les Holroyd, Mel Pritchard 5:28
3. "Paper Wings"   Holroyd, Pritchard 4:14
4. "The Great 1974 Mining Disaster"   Lees 4:35
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Crazy City"   Holroyd 4:05
2. "See Me See You"   Lees 4:32
3. "Poor Boy Blues"   Holroyd 3:05
4. "Mill Boys"   Lees 2:47
5. "For No One"   Lees 5:08
Bonus Tracks - Everyone Is Everybody Else was remastered and reissued by Polydor in 2003 with several bonus tracks.
No. Title Length
1. "Child of the Universe" (USA single version) 2:51
2. "The Great 1974 Mining Disaster" (Original Mix) 4:46
3. "Maestoso (A Hymn in the Roof of the World)" (Woolly Wolstenholme) 5:30
4. "Negative Earth" (Original Mix) 5:33
5. "Child Of The Universe" (Remake for planned USA single) 3:36

Personnel[edit]

Barclay James Harvest
Additional personnel
  • Rodger Bain – producer
  • Rufus Cartwright – engineer
  • Ted Sharp – engineer, mixing engineer
  • Alex Agor – photography

References[edit]