Barclay James Harvest

Barclay James Harvest - Live Tapes (1978)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 29, 2017
Barclay James Harvest - Live Tapes (1978)

Barclay James Harvest - Live Tapes (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Polydor, 821 523-2 | ~ 520 or 186 Mb | Scans(png) -> 75 Mb
Progressive Rock

This double-live CD, made on BJH's last tour with Wooly Wolstenholme, is one of the better live albums to come out of the progressive rock genre. Though not as exciting as Genesis Live or as majestic as Yessongs, it shows the group in excellent form, playing and harmonizing beautifully and doing many of their best songs, among them "Child of the Universe," "Rock and Roll Star," "Poor Man's Moody Blues," "For No One," and "Mockingbird" (the latter never sounded more beautiful)…

Barclay James Harvest - XII (1978)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 28, 2017
Barclay James Harvest - XII (1978)

Barclay James Harvest - XII (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Polydor, 821 941-2 | ~ 285 or 116 Mb | Scans(png) -> 57 Mb
Progressive Rock

Based very loosely around the motif of literary genres (science fiction, fantasy, classics, etc.), XII shows Barclay James Harvest following many other progressive bands in the late '70s with slicker production and simplified song structures…

Barclay James Harvest - Gone to Earth (1977)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 26, 2017
Barclay James Harvest - Gone to Earth (1977)

Barclay James Harvest - Gone to Earth (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Polydor, 800 092-2 | ~ 229 or 94 Mb | Scans(png) -> 47 Mb
Progressive Rock

Barclay James Harvest had streamlined their sound considerably after leaving the Harvest label, culminating (so many felt) in the mellifluous music of Gone to Earth. Their pretensions to progressive rock all but abandoned, BJH here invites comparison to contemporaries like Supertramp, REO Speedwagon, and Fleetwood Mac (some of whom were similarly tagged with the prog rock label early on)…

Barclay James Harvest - Octoberon (1976)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 25, 2017
Barclay James Harvest - Octoberon (1976)

Barclay James Harvest - Octoberon (1976)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1984 | Polydor, 821 930-2 | ~ 247 or 107 Mb | Scans(png) -> 49 Mb
Progressive Rock

With Wolstenholme's keyboards pushed back in the mix, and strangely missing the harmonies that enriched their earlier work, Octoberon is something of a departure for the band. While Wolstenholme's stately "Ra" shows a dabbling in mysticism and the soaring sound of their previous work, most of the album is a strangely glum affair…

Barclay James Harvest - Time Honoured Ghosts (1975)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 24, 2017
Barclay James Harvest - Time Honoured Ghosts (1975)

Barclay James Harvest - Time Honoured Ghosts (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1987 | Polydor, 831 543-2 | ~ 254 or 95 Mb | Scans(png) -> 57 Mb
Progressive Rock

Time Honoured Ghosts continued Barclay James Harvest's development away from the orchestral sweep of the earlier albums, although there's a little more filler than usual here. "In My Life" emphasizes BJH's penchant for ghostly descending vocal choruses and features an angular lead guitar part that would be recycled several years later in "Loving Is Easy."…

Barclay James Harvest - Everyone Is Everybody Else (1974)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 22, 2017
Barclay James Harvest - Everyone Is Everybody Else (1974)

Barclay James Harvest - Everyone Is Everybody Else (1974)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1987 | Polydor, 833 448-2 | ~ 251 or 93 Mb | Scans(png) -> 41 Mb
Progressive Rock

The group's first album for Polydor is several steps above their EMI work. Most of the psychedelic-era influences are softened here and broadened, and transmuted into something heavier and more serious, even as the Beatlesque harmonies remain intact…
Barclay James Harvest - Barclay James Harvest & Once Again (1992)

Barclay James Harvest - Barclay James Harvest & Once Again (1992)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Beat Goes On Records, BGOCD152 | ~ 467 or 189 Mb | Scans(png) -> 62 Mb
Progressive Rock

Barclay James Harvest was, for many years, one of the most hard luck outfits in progressive rock. A quartet of solid rock musicians – John Lees, guitar, vocals; Les Holroyd, bass, vocals; Stuart "Wooly" Wolstenholme, keyboards, vocals; and Mel Pritchard, drums – with a knack for writing hook-laden songs built on pretty melodies, they harmonized like the Beatles and wrote extended songs with more of a beat than the Moody Blues…
Barclay James Harvest -  And Other Short Stories & Baby James Harvest (1995)

Barclay James Harvest - And Other Short Stories & Baby James Harvest (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
One Way Records, S21-18505 | ~ 437 or 182 Mb | Scans(png) -> 34 Mb
Progressive Rock

One Way reissued Barclay James Harvest's third and fourth albums, Barclay James Harvest and Other Short Stories, and Baby James Harvest, on a single disc in 1994…

Barclay James Harvest - 8 Studio Albums (1979-2013) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 2, 2017
Barclay James Harvest - 8 Studio Albums (1979-2013) (Repost)

Barclay James Harvest - 8 Studio Albums (1979-2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 4,08 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,5 GB | Covers - 593 MB
Genre: Progressive/Art Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings, Eclectic Entertainment, Pure Music

In 1966 two R & B bands local to Oldham (UK) merged to form a blues outfit The Blues Keepers. With sponsorship from a local businessman (also their manager) they rented an 18th century farmhouse where they practised extensively, gradually moving towards a progressive rock style then beginning to emerge. On turning professional the name Barclay James Harvest was adopted, and the line-up stabilised as John Lees (guitars, vocals), Les Holroyd (bass, rhythm guitar, vocals), Stuart "Wooly" Wolstenholme (keyboards, vocals) and Mel Pritchard (drums). After releasing their first single in April 1968, the band joined the legendary progressive Harvest label, quickly expanding their musical horizons, chiefly by experimenting with longer evolving song structures and orchestrations…
Barclay James Harvest – Eyes Of The Universe (1979) Polydor/30 555 7 – DE Pressing- LP In 24bit/96kHz

Barclay James Harvest – Eyes Of The Universe
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Mastered At Strawberry Mastering By Melvyn Abrahams
Label: Polydor/30 555 7 | Club Edition | Release: 1979 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
“Eyes of the Universe” offers some gorgeous prog moments very reminiscent of the best ALAN PARSONS PROJECT work.