Gryphon (album)

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Studio album by Gryphon
Released June 1973
Recorded March - April 1973
Genre Progressive rock, progressive folk
Length 37:41
Label Transatlantic
Producer Lawrence Aston, Adam Skeaping
Gryphon chronology
Midnight Mushrumps
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, catalogue number TRA 262.

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

The emphasis on this album is still very much on the acoustic and 'early music' instruments.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Kemp's Jig" (Trad. arr. Gryphon) – 3:07
  2. "Sir Gavin Grimbold" (Trad. arr. Gulland) – 2:45
  3. "Touch and Go" (Harvey, 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 Stiles" (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



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.