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Once Again

a Studio release
by
Barclay James Harvest

Release Year: 1971

Date Label Catalog # Comments
1971 LP
Sire Records Reissued CD 2002 EMI with Bonus tracks
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 9/26/2003 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 5/9/2018 1:23:00 PM by: DBSilver
  1. She Said (8:21)
  2. Happy Old World (4:40)
  3. Song for Dying (5:02)
  4. Galadriel (3:14)
  5. Mockingbird (6:39)
  6. Vanessa Simmons (3:45)
  7. Ball and Chain (4:49)
  8. Lady Loves (4:07)
  9. Bonus Tracks:

  10. Introduction - White Sails (a Seascape))
  11. Too Much On Your Plate)
  12. Happy Old World (Quadrophonic Mix))
  13. Vanessa Simmons (Quadrophonic Mix))
  14. Ball And Chain (Quadrophonic Mix))

John Lees
Guitar, Vocals


Les Holroyd
Bass, Vocals


Mel Pritchard
Drums


Stuart Wooly Wolstenholme
Keyboards, Vocals


Robert John Godfrey
Orchestration


With:

Alan Parsons: Jew's-Harp

Reviewed by Eric on 11 Nov 2003


Once Again was the last Barclay James Harvest to feature future Enid leader Robert John Godfrey’s orchestration. It seems old wounds run deep, as both Godfrey and Barclay James Harvest in recent years have had their moment in court concerning Godfrey not given credit for contributing to several songs on the first two albums, including Galadriel and Mocking Bird from this album. Unfortunatly for Godfrey he lost his case (no one ‘wins’ in situations like this-wrong or right).
This CD reissue is very well done, my only gripe of course is the art work which does feature a photo of the album, but looks more like a layout for a 'LL Bean' catalog than anything else! What will they think of next? Featuring a brace extra tracks including the previously unheard White Sails (A Seascape) and Too Much On Your Plate, both of which are delightful. To the original album- this in my opinion is their best, only to be equaled years later with Gone To Earth, but really Barclay James Harvest have never come up with a poor release and I recommend starting with Once Again (not forgetting the debut )and working your way forward.
Barclay James Harvest- English progressive rock at it’s best.

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