Harmony Row

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For the film, see Harmony Row (1933 film).
Harmony Row
Studio album by Jack Bruce
Released July 1971
Recorded January 1971 (except track #13,
recorded October 1969)
Genre Prog rock, jazz rock
Length 42:39 (initial release),
57:01 (2003 reissue)
Label Atco
(initial US release, SD 33-365)
Polydor
(initial UK release, 2310 107;
2003 reissue, 065 605-2)
Producer Jack Bruce
Jack Bruce chronology
Things We Like
(1970)
Harmony Row
(1971)
Out of the Storm
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The Village Voice C+[2]

Harmony Row is Jack Bruce's third album, originally released in July 1971.

The album takes its title from a tenement street in Glasgow, near where Bruce grew up.[3] The street, since demolished, was famous as the largest unbroken houserow in Europe, stretching for over a mile.[4] The album's cover photo was taken near the Harmony Row tenement.[5]

Although since cited by Bruce as his favourite solo album,[6] Harmony Row did not chart upon its release. The album would be his last solo effort for over three years, as Bruce would join the power trio West, Bruce and Laing (with whom he would record three albums) in early 1972.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics composed by Peter Brown, music composed by Jack Bruce.

  1. "Can You Follow?" – 1:32
  2. "Escape to the Royal Wood (On Ice)" – 3:44
  3. "You Burned the Tables on Me" – 3:49
  4. "There's a Forest" – 1:44
  5. "Morning Story" – 4:55
  6. "Folk Song" – 4:20
  7. "Smiles and Grins" – 6:05
  8. "Post War" – 4:20
  9. "A Letter of Thanks" – 2:54
  10. "Victoria Sage" – 5:02
  11. "The Consul at Sunset" – 4:14

2003 CD bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Green Hills" (instrumental version of "Can You Follow?") – 2:16
  2. "Escape to the Royal Wood (On Ice)" (instrumental demo version) – 4:01
  3. "There's a Forest" (first take) – 2:11
  4. "You Burned the Tables on Me" (remix including electric piano) – 4:10
  5. "Can You Follow?" (first take) – 1:32

Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]


Track No. 13 recorded at Morgan Studios, London, 6 October 1969.
All other tracks recorded at Command Studios, London, mid- to late January 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Viglione, Joe (2011). "Harmony Row – Jack Bruce | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (14 October 1971). "Consumer Guide (19)". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Liner notes to the album's 2003 reissue, Polydor Records, catalog No. 065 605-2, page 10.
  4. ^ Refer to Jack Bruce's official Web site (http://www.jackbruce.com/2008/Music/Albums/harmony_row.htm). Information retrieved 5 April 2009.
  5. ^ Liner notes to the album's 2003 reissue, page 10.
  6. ^ Liner notes to the album's 2003 reissue, page 7.