Gryphon (album)

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Studio album by Gryphon
Released June 1973
Recorded March - April 1973
Genre Progressive rock, folk rock
Length 37:41
Label Transatlantic
Producer Lawrence Aston, Adam Skeaping
Gryphon chronology
Midnight Mushrumps
(1974)Midnight Mushrumps1974
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Gryphon is the debut album by the progressive rock band Gryphon. It was originally released in 1973 by Transatlantic Records.


The album was produced by Lawrence Aston and Adam Skeaping, and engineered by Skeaping and Nick Glennie-Smith. It was recorded at Riverside Recordings and Livingston Studios. The gryphon cover illustration was done by Dan Pearce.


Writing retrospectively for AllMusic, critic Bruce Eder said: "The material is essentially progressive folk-rock, elements of jazz and swing...juxtaposed with traditional folk songs, works attributed to Henry VIII, and folk-style originals. Brian Gulland's and Richard Harvey's bassoon, krumhorns, and recorders are the dominant instruments".[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Kemp's Jig" traditional, arranged by Gryphon 3:07
2. "Sir Gavin Grimbold" trad. arr. Brian Gulland 2:45
3. "Touch and Go" Richard Harvey, Graeme Taylor 1:29
4. "Three Jolly Butchers" trad. arr. Taylor 3:54
5. "Pastime with Good Company" Henry VIII], arr. Gryphon 1:31
6. "The Unquiet Grave" trad. arr. Gryphon 5:40
7. "Estampie" anon. arr. Gryphon 4:53
8. "Crossing the Styles" Taylor 2:25
9. "The Astrologer" trad. arr. Gryphon 3:12
10. "Tea Wrecks" anon. arr. Gryphon 1:06
11. "Juniper Suite" Gryphon 4:49
12. "The Devil and the Farmer's Wife" trad. arr. Gryphon 1:55
Total length: 37:41



The central section of "Kemp's Jig" is an anonymous Galician musical piece from the Renaissance era called "Pase el Agoa, ma Julieta".


  1. ^ Eder, Bruce (2011). "Gryphon - Gryphon | AllMusic". Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
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