Barclay James Harvest Centenary Collection

Barclay James Harvest - Best Of Barclay James Harvest (1991)  Music

Posted by v3122 at April 20, 2017
Barclay James Harvest - Best Of Barclay James Harvest (1991)

Barclay James Harvest - Best Of Barclay James Harvest (1991))
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Polystar, 511 439-2 | ~ 457 or 184 Mb | Scans(png) -> 82 Mb
Progressive Rock

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…

Barclay James Harvest - Welcome To The Show (1990)  Music

Posted by v3122 at April 16, 2017
Barclay James Harvest - Welcome To The Show (1990)

Barclay James Harvest - Welcome To The Show (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Polydor, 841 751-2 | ~ 355 or 138 Mb | Scans(png) -> 76 Mb
Progressive Rock

A t this stage, the "show" was relegated to a continental cult of listeners whose musical tastes belonged to a bygone era. And it was for them that BJH continued to release fresh works every year or so, covering familiar ground while availing themselves of what new bells and whistles they could lay their hands on. "Welcome To The Show" sounds modern by BARCLAY's outmoded standards, suggesting any number of artists whose prog sensibilities had long since succumbed to the allure of well-crafted albeit timid pop music (e.g., Mike + The Mechanics)…

Barclay James Harvest - Face To Face (1987)  Music

Posted by v3122 at April 14, 2017
Barclay James Harvest - Face To Face (1987)

Barclay James Harvest - Face To Face (1987)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Polydor, 831 483-2 | ~ 393 or 143 Mb | Scans(png) -> 45 Mb
Progressive Rock / Soft Rock

Face to Face is the fourteenth studio album by British rock band Barclay James Harvest, released in 1987. The working title for the album whilst recording was in progress was Elements, but there was a last-minute change to Face to Face…

Barclay James Harvest - Ring Of Changes (1983)  Music

Posted by v3122 at April 10, 2017
Barclay James Harvest - Ring Of Changes (1983)

Barclay James Harvest - Ring Of Changes (1983)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Polydor, 811 638-2 | ~ 291 or 114 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 33 Mb
Progressive Rock / Soft Rock

BJH's early exploration of different sounds and styles was well behind them by 1983, and in its place came some pretty standard fare. The songs here are soft rock; Alan Parsons Project type compositions…

Barclay James Harvest - Berlin (1982)  Music

Posted by v3122 at April 5, 2017
Barclay James Harvest - Berlin (1982)

Barclay James Harvest - Berlin: A Concert for the People (1982)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1983 | Polydor, 800 026-2 | ~ 290 or 123 Mb | Scans(png) -> 28 Mb
Progressive Rock

Cut live at the Reichstag in the German city, Berlin is very different from The Live Tapes, with a rather leaner, harder-rocking sound, and more of a dance-rock feel as well, and is also miked much closer for a more intimate sound…

Barclay James Harvest - Turn Of The Tide (1981)  Music

Posted by v3122 at April 2, 2017
Barclay James Harvest - Turn Of The Tide (1981)

Barclay James Harvest - Turn Of The Tide (1981)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Polydor, 800 013-2 | ~ 319 or 115 Mb | Scans(png) -> 36 Mb
Progressive Rock

"Turn of the Tide" is BJH's second album following the departure of founding member Woolly Wolstenholme in 1979. Woolly was one of three writers in the band, with leanings towards classical music, and had brought that influence to bear on BJH's sound, particularly on their first four albums…

Barclay James Harvest - Eyes Of The Universe (1979)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 31, 2017
Barclay James Harvest - Eyes Of The Universe (1979)

Barclay James Harvest - Eyes Of The Universe (1979)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1998 | Polydor, 821 591-2 | ~ 257 or 102 Mb | Scans(png) -> 40 Mb
Progressive Rock

Punk's rise in Britain seemed to be leading to the demise of Barclay James Harvest, the fate awaiting so many of the island's veteran rock bands. Although 1976's Octoberon had finally pushed the band into the U.K. Top 20, it was all downhill from there, as the group's follow-ups in 1977 and 1978 landed ever lower in the listings, something that Barclay James Harvest's shift to a brighter, more American sound did nothing to prevent…

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)…