Sign Up Now | Log In

Member Login


Barclay James Harvest – XII (1978) [Remastered]

1-08-2014, 08:35
Music | Rock | FLAC / APE

Barclay James Harvest – XII (1978) [Remastered]

Artist: Barclay James Harvest
Title Of Album: XII
Year Of Release: 2003
Label: Polydor Japan UICY 93048
Genre: Progressive Rock
Quality: MP3 | WavePack
Bitrate: VBR 0 | 16Bit/44kHz
Total Size: 195 MB | 472 MB
Total Time: 71:36
Website: Discogs

01. Loving Is Easy 4:03
02. Berlin 4:55
03. A Tale of Two Sixties 3:34
04. Turning in Circles 3:30
05. Fact: The Closed Shop 3:46
06. In Search of England 4:16
07. Sip of Wine 4:30
08. Harbour 3:46
09. Nova Lepidoptera 5:45
10. Giving It Up 4:35
11. Fiction: The Streets of San Francisco 5:41
12. Berlin (Single Edit) 4:10
13. Loving Is Easy (Single Version) 3:45
14. Turning in Circles (First Mix) 3:33
15. Fact: The Closed Shop (First Mix) 3:48
16. Nova Lepidoptera (Ambient Instrumental Mix) 7:07

John Lees: guitar, vocals
Mike Timony: Accordion
Woolly Wolstenholme: keyboards, synthesizers
Les Holroyd: bass, vocals
Mel Pritchard: drums, percussion

Review from RateYourMusic:
You could tell Woolly Wolstenholme was not going to be for much longer in this band, as he was clearly withholding his “A” material, saving it up for his post-BJH solo album Mæstoso, no doubt. “Harbour” is by far the weakest song he’s written for BJH, but “In Search of England” is one of the album’s high points. Elsewhere, John Lees is responsible for the vast majority of the best stuff on this album (going by the song titles, it looks like he was envisioning a sort of concept album, but forgot to tell the other guys in the band!). “Fact: The Closed Shop” is something of a return to the folky sound of the band’s delightful early singles, or maybe it’s just the use of recorder, harpsichord and Mellotron that’s colouring my perceptions. “Science Fiction: Nova Lepidoptera” is a fine spaced-out mood piece (just ignore the lyrics: doggerel cobbled together from science fiction book titles. No, really!) and “Fiction: The Streets of San Francisco” is likewise evocative (but again: ignore the lyrics, especially if you happen to be a San Francisco native).
Les Holroyd sounds really disinterested this time: “Berlin” is the only song here he contributes that’s anything better than mediocre (amazingly, it was the song that established them as superstars in Germany). And what is up with all the crude attempts at sexual imagery, the infamous “shoot all my love into you” line from “Loving Is Easy” and the entire song “Sip of Wine,” which I am convinced is about oral sex!

More info here:
Their website

Yandex has closed my account because of 1(!) 20 years old copyrighted CD, that can be obtained from 60 sellers on Discogs for as little as $5.
Beware of Yandex !

Tired of advertising and pop-ups? Join Now on IsraBox
Register on IsraBox allows you to access to the full resources. You can see torrent links, leave your comments, see hidden text, minimum advertising (no pop-ups), ask for supports and much more.

  • 100
1 voted


Users of are not allowed to comment this publication.