Druid (band)

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Druid
Origin Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
Genres Progressive rock
Years active 1971–1977
Labels EMI, BGO Records
Associated acts Tubeway Army, Dramatis
Past members Neil Brewer
Cedric Sharpley
Dane Stevens
Andrew McCrorie-Shand

Druid was a 1970s progressive rock band from England, and initially came to public attention by winning a 1974 unsigned band contest by Melody Maker magazine.[1] The band went on to perform on The Old Grey Whistle Test and to record two albums. Their sound was notably influenced by Yes.

Former member Cedric Sharpley, who went on to back Gary Numan in the band Tubeway Army, died from a heart attack on 13 March 2012.[2]

Line-up[edit]

Albums[edit]

Toward The Sun (1975)[edit]

Toward The Sun
Studio album by Druid
Released June 1975
Recorded Morgan Studios, England
Genre Progressive Rock
Length 47:27
Label EMI
Producer Bob Harris
Druid chronology
Toward The Sun
(1975)
Fluid Druid
(1976)Fluid Druid1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]
Side one
  1. "Voices" (McCrorie-Shand/Dane) - 8:13
  2. "Remembering" (Brewer/Dane) - 5:24
  3. "Theme" (Brewer/Dane/McCrorie-Shand/Sharpley) - 5:24
  4. "Toward The Sun" (Dane) - 5:03
Side two
  1. "Red Carpet For An Autumn" (Brewer/McCrorie-Shand) - 3:10
  2. "Dawn Of Evening" (Brewer/McCrorie-Shand) - 10:02
  3. "Shangri-La" (Brewer/Dane) - 10:11
Personnel
  • Neil Brewer – Bass Guitar
  • Cedric Sharpley – Drums, Percussion
  • Dane – Guitars, Vocals
  • Andrew McCrorie-Shand – Keyboards
  • Bob Harris – Producer
  • George Nicholson – Engineer
  • Adrian Sadgrove – Artwork

Fluid Druid (1976)[edit]

Fluid Druid
Studio album by Druid
Released May 1976
Recorded Advision Studios, England
Genre Progressive Rock
Length 39:32
Label EMI
Producer Druid, Paul "Rockette" Hardiman
Druid chronology
Toward The Sun
(1975)Toward The Sun1975
Fluid Druid
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[4]
Side one
  1. "Razor Truth" (Dane/Brewer) - 5:42
  2. "Painters Clouds" (Dane/Brewer) - 5:00
  3. "FM 145" (McCrorie-Shand) - 2:08
  4. "Crusade" (McCrorie-Shand/Brewer) - 7:48
Side two
  1. "Nothing But Morning" (Dane/Brewer) - 4:09
  2. "Barnaby" (Dane) - 3:12
  3. "Kestrel" (McCrorie-Shand) - 3:35
  4. "Left To Find" (McCrorie-Shand/Dane/Brewer) - 7:12
  5. "The Fisherman's Friend" (McCrorie-Shand) - 0:46
Personnel
  • Neil Brewer – Bass Guitar
  • Cedric Sharpley – Drums, Percussion
  • Dane – Guitars, Vocals
  • Andrew McCrorie-Shand – Keyboards
  • Druid, Paul "Rockette" Harman – Producer
  • Ken "Superstar" Thomas – Assistant Engineer
  • The Cream Group – Artwork

Singles[edit]

  • Barnaby (EMI, 1976)

Compilations[edit]

  • Toward The Sun/Fluid Druid (BGO Records, 1995)

References[edit]

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