Red Queen to Gryphon Three
|Red Queen to Gryphon Three|
|Studio album by Gryphon|
|Genre||Progressive rock, progressive folk, medieval folk rock|
|Producer||Gryphon, Dave Grinsted|
Red Queen to Gryphon Three is the third studio album made by the band Gryphon. The album was released on Transatlantic Records in the UK with a blue cover, while Bell Records released the album in Canada with the cover border in black.
Red Queen to Gryphon Three is a concept album based loosely on a game of chess. The music, which frequently evokes a medieval mood, blends and alternates Baroque, Renaissance, English folk and progressive rock music styles. Themes are presented, developed and recapitulated in the fashion of classical music.
- "Opening Move" (Harvey, Taylor, Gulland, Oberlé) – 9:42
- "Second Spasm" (Taylor, Gulland) – 8:15
- "Lament" (Taylor, Gulland, Nestor) – 10:45
- "Checkmate" (Harvey, Taylor, Gulland, Oberlé) – 9:50
- Brian Gulland – bassoon, krumhorn
- Graeme Taylor – guitars
- Richard Harvey – keyboards, recorders, krumhorn
- Philip Nestor – bass guitar
- David Oberlé – drums, percussion, tympani
- Arranged by Gryphon
- Produced by Gryphon & Dave Grinsted
- Recorded & Mixed by Dave Grinsted at Chipping Norton Studios, August 1974
- All songs published by Heathside Music.
- Organ manufactured by Ernest Hart
- Acoustic bass manufactured by Pete Redding
- Gryphon Red Queen to Gryphon Three reviews and MP3s at progarchives.com, retrieved 6-8-2007
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