Valentine (album)

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Studio album by Roy Harper
Released February 14, 1974
Recorded Abbey Road Studios, London[1]
Genre Folk rock, progressive folk, folk baroque
Length 41:58
Label Harvest SHSP 4027,
Chrysalis CHR 1163,
Awareness AWLD 1015,
Science Friction HUCD015
Producer Peter Jenner, Roy Harper
Roy Harper chronology
Alternative cover
Alternative cover
Awareness Records
Reissue cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Valentine is the seventh album by English folk / rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Roy Harper. It was first released in 1974 by Harvest Records.


The album contains mainly love songs and was written whilst Harper was writing and recording his previous albums (Stormcock and Lifemask).

Promotional material at the time included full page advertisements, in magazines such as ZigZag, of Harper wearing only a pair of socks and the words "music to droop your drawers to".[3]

Tracks on compilation albums[edit]

A retrospective compilation album A Breath of Fresh Air – A Harvest Records Anthology 1969–1974, was released in 2007. This 3 disc compilation contained the album track "Twelve Hours Of Sunset".

Album cover[edit]

The album cover has altered over the years with various re-releases. The currently available issue features the original artwork; a carbon portrait of Harper erasing himself with a rubber. It was drawn by Joe Petagno whilst working for Hipgnosis [4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks credited to Roy Harper

Side one[edit]

  1. "Forbidden Fruit" – 2:35
  2. "Male Chauvinist Pig Blues" – 3:36
  3. "I'll See You Again" – 4:58
  4. "Twelve Hours Of Sunset" – 5:06
  5. "Acapulco Gold" – 4:06

Side two[edit]

  1. "Commune" – 4:34
  2. "Magic Woman (Liberation Reshuffle)" – 6:35
  3. "Che" – 3:04
  4. "North Country" – 4:35
  5. "Forever" – 2:52

Bonus tracks on 1989 CD reissue[edit]

  1. "Home" (studio) – 3:10 – (from Flashes from the Archives of Oblivion)
  2. "Too Many Movies" (live) – 6:35 – (from Flashes from the Archives of Oblivion)
  3. "Home" (live) – 6:11 – (from Flashes from the Archives of Oblivion)



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