Barclay James Harvest Ring Of Changes (1983)

Barclay James Harvest - Ring Of Changes (1983)  Music

Posted by L@ter at Jan. 20, 2010
Barclay James Harvest - Ring Of Changes (1983)

Barclay James Harvest - Ring Of Changes (1983)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 297 MB | 48,05 min | Scans
Label: Polydor | Rock, Symphonic Rock | Released:1983 | RAR 3% Rec.

Barclay James Harvest are an English rock band specialising in Symphonic/Melodic Rock with folk/progressive/classical influences. The band was founded in Saddleworth, a civil parish now in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, in September 1966 by John Lees, Les Holroyd, Stuart "Woolly" Wolstenholme, and Mel Pritchard (1948-2004). After signing with EMI's Parlophone in the UK for one single in early 1968, they moved to the more progressively inclined Harvest label. Their self-titled debut album was released in mid 1970 to positive reviews, but few sales. Their second album Once Again gained more favourable reviews, and the tour that followed was conducted with a full orchestra under the guidance of Robert John Godfrey.

Barclay James Harvest - Ring of Changes  Music

Posted by skws at Nov. 19, 2006
Barclay James Harvest - Ring of Changes

Barclay James Harvest - Ring of Changes
Rock | 1983 | Label: Polydor ltd.(London) | APE + CUE | 1CD | 284 Mb
Genre: Rock | Styles: Progressive-Rock

Audio CD
Original Release Date: 1983
Number of Discs: 1
Made in France

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 - Child Of The Universe: The Essential Collection (2013)

Barclay James Harvest - Child Of The Universe: The Essential Collection (2013) 2CD
EAC Rip | APE: Image+Cue+Log | 923 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 369 Mb | Scans | TTime: 02:28:36
Genre: Progressive Rock, Art Rock | Label: Universal/Spectrum Music | Cat.№: SPECXX2103

BJH produced some of the most enduring music of the 1970’s and 1980’s. Founded in 1967 by John Lees, Woolly Wolstenholme, Les Holroyd & Mel Pritchard, the band recorded a string of classic albums that earned them large successes all over Europe and still command a great following to this day. It was from 1974, once signed to Polydor Records, that they enjoyed their greatest success touching on a variety of styles from Symphonic to Progressive to Melodic Rock - all of which is celebrated in this collection.
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.
Barclay James Harvest - River Of Dreams (1997) [Reuploaded]

Barclay James Harvest - River Of Dreams (1997)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Polydor 537 576-2 | 450Mb

It took some time for this album to even be released in the UK, such was BJH's demise in their homeland. They were still finding success in continental Europe however, and this album, while still bearing the band's hallmark sound, was clearly geared towards that market.
"Back in the game" kicks things off with a typical piece of mid-paced BJH light rock. Les Holroyd and John Lees share the song writing credits throughout the album, but as usual they write alone, and take lead vocals on their own songs. Many of the tracks here, while not necessarily slow or sad in terms of sound, are reflective lyrically.
Barclay James Harvest - Victims Of Circumstance (1984) REPOST

Barclay James Harvest - Victims Of Circumstance (1984)
rock | 1cd | Eac Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Polydor 817 950-2 | 280mb

A competent collection of lightweight '80s rock. The simple arrangement of opening track "Sideshow" is helped by the use of guest backing vocalists, and the title track is one of BJH's better efforts from this period. The weakest link is in the keyboards, which unfortunately are also front and center in the recording. Bias Boshell creates some pleasant atmospherics, but Wolstenholme's shoes are just too big to fill. ~ allmusic

Barclay James Harvest - River Of Dreams (1997) [Repost]  Music

Posted by uff at June 30, 2011
Barclay James Harvest - River Of Dreams (1997) [Repost]

Barclay James Harvest - River Of Dreams (1997)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Polydor | 450Mb

It took some time for this album to even be released in the UK, such was BJH's demise in their homeland. They were still finding success in continental Europe however, and this album, while still bearing the band's hallmark sound, was clearly geared towards that market.
"Back in the game" kicks things off with a typical piece of mid-paced BJH light rock. Les Holroyd and John Lees share the song writing credits throughout the album, but as usual they write alone, and take lead vocals on their own songs. Many of the tracks here, while not necessarily slow or sad in terms of sound, are reflective lyrically. There's plenty of self examination, and "good old days" philosophy.

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

Posted by uff at June 13, 2011
Barclay James Harvest - Eyes Of The Universe (1979)

Barclay James Harvest - Eyes Of The Universe (1979)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Eclectic | 2006 remaster | 390Mb

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. Keyboardist Wooly Wolstenholme had enough, and announced his decision to depart in early 1979 during the rehearsals for their forthcoming album.
Barclay James Harvest - Victims of Circumstance  (Polydor 817 950-1) (GER 1984) (Vinyl 24-96) [Eventide]

Barclay James Harvest - Victims of Circumstance
FLAC | Artwork | 24Bit 96kHz: 818 MB
Cat#: Polydor 817 950-1 | Country/Year: Germany 1984
Genre: Art Rock, Prog Rock | Hoster: Filesonic/Uploaded