Gryphon (album)

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Gryphon
Gryphon.jpg
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
Gryphon
(1973)
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.

Production[edit]

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.

Reception[edit]

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

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eder, Bruce (2011). "Gryphon - Gryphon | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/gryphon-mw0000240749