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
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.
Harvest- English progressive rock at it’s best.