Raindance (Gryphon album)

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Gryphon Raindance.jpg
Studio album by Gryphon
Released 1975
Recorded 1974-1975
Genre Progressive rock
Label Transatlantic
Producer Gryphon
Gryphon chronology
Red Queen to Gryphon Three
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars [1]

Raindance[2] is the fourth progressive rock album by Gryphon, originally released in 1975 by Transatlantic, catalogue number TRA 302.[3] It is the penultimate Gryphon album, and the last to include contributions from guitarist Graeme Taylor.

The album was produced by Gryphon, and was co-produced and engineered by Richard Elen. "Down The Dog" was co-produced by Ritchie Gold. The album was recorded at Sawmills Studios, Cornwall during June and July 1975 except "Wallbanger" which was recorded on the Manor Mobile at Brian Goodman's P.S.L. Studios in London during October 1974, with engineer Phil Newall.

The original LP sleeve features illustrations by Tony Wright. Unusually for a Gryphon album, it contains a cover version (a pastoral rendering of The Beatles' "Mother Nature's Son").

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Down the Dog" (Harvey) - 2:44
  2. "Raindance" (Harvey) - 5:37
  3. "Mother Nature's Son" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 3:08
  4. "'Le Cambrioleur Est Dans le Mouchoir'" (Taylor, Bennett) - 2:14
  5. "Ormolu" (Harvey) - 1:00
  6. "Fontinental Version" (Taylor) - 5:36
  7. "Wallbanger" (Harvey) - 3:33
  8. "Don't Say Go" (Taylor) - 1:48
  9. "(Ein Klein) Heldenleben" (Harvey) - 16:03


  • Brian Gulland - bassoon, backing and lead (6) vocals
  • Graeme Taylor - guitars, backing vocals
  • Richard Harvey - grand, electric Rhodes, RMI and Crumar pianos, Minimoog, Copeman Hart organ, Mellotron, Clavinet, keyboard glockenspiel, recorders, krumhorns, penny whistle, clarinet (4)
  • Malcolm (Bennett) Markovich - bass, flute
  • David Oberlé - drums, lead vocals (3, 6, 8), percussion


External links[edit]

Eder, Bruce. "Allmusic: Gryphon Raindance". Retrieved 2009-04-11. 

Trane, Sean. "ProgArchives: Gryphon Raindance". Retrieved 2007-04-11.