Everyone Is Everybody Else

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Everyone Is Everybody Else
Barclay James Harvest Everyone Is Everybody Else.jpg
Studio album by
Released14 June 1974
RecordedMarch 1974 - April 1974
StudioOlympic Studios, London, England; mixed at Trident Studios, London
GenreProgressive rock, Symphonic rock
ProducerRodger Bain
Barclay James Harvest chronology
Baby James Harvest
Everyone Is Everybody Else
Time Honoured Ghosts
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

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

It was released in the UK on 14 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
1."Child of the Universe"John Lees5:02
2."Negative Earth"Les Holroyd, Mel Pritchard5:28
3."Paper Wings"Holroyd, Pritchard4:14
4."The Great 1974 Mining Disaster"Lees4:35
Side two
1."Crazy City"Holroyd4:05
2."See Me See You"Lees4:32
3."Poor Boy Blues"Holroyd3:05
4."Mill Boys"Lees2:47
5."For No One"Lees5:08
Bonus Tracks - Everyone Is Everybody Else was remastered and reissued by Polydor in 2003 with several bonus tracks.
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 Wolstenholme5:30
4."Negative Earth" (Original Mix) 5:33
5."Child Of The Universe" (Remake for planned USA single) 3:36


Barclay James Harvest
  • John Lees – lead and acoustic guitars; lead vocals (tracks 1, 4, 6, 8, 9), backing vocals (tracks 1, 3, 4, 7-9)
  • Les Holroyd – bass, acoustic and rhythm guitars; lead vocals (tracks 2, 3, 5, 7), backing vocals (tracks 1, 3, 4, 7-9), "picked" guitar (tracks 7, 8)
  • Stewart "Woolly" Wolstenholme – keyboards; backing vocals (tracks 1, 3, 4, 9)
  • Mel Pritchard – drums, percussion; backing vocals (track 1)
Additional personnel
  • Rodger Bain – producer
  • Rufus Cartwright – engineer
  • Ted Sharp – engineer, mixing engineer
  • Alex Agor – photography