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Barclay James Harvest - Barclay James Harvest (1970)

Barclay James Harvest - Barclay James Harvest (1970)


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Barclay James Harvest - Barclay James Harvest


Side one

"Taking Some Time On" (John Lees) – 5:31

"Mother Dear" (Lees) – 3:20

Arranged and conducted by Norman Smith

"The Sun Will Never Shine" (Woolly Wolstenholme) – 5:07

"When the World Was Woken" (Les Holroyd) – 5:50


Side two

"Good Love Child" (Lees) – 5:10

"The Iron Maiden" (Wolstenholme) – 2:43

"Dark Now My Sky" (Lees) – 12:01





Barclay James Harvest Band Members / Musicians

John Lees – vocals, guitars, recorder

Les Holroyd – vocals, bass guitar, guitar, cello

Stuart "Woolly" Wolstenholme – vocals, mellotron, keyboards, guitar, harmonica

Mel Pritchard – drums, percussion


Jim Litherland – guitar on "Taking Some Time On"

The Barclay James Harvest Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra Leader: Gavyn Wright

Conductor and Musical Director: Robert Godfrey

Engineer: Phil McDonald





Barclay James Harvest is the 1st album by British progressive rock band Barclay James Harvest.

Barclay James Harvest are an English progressive rock band. They were founded in Oldham, in September 1966 by bassist/vocalist Les Holroyd (b. 1948), guitarist/vocalist John Lees (b. 1947), drummer/percussionist Mel Pritchard (1948–2004), and keyboardist/vocalist Stuart "Woolly" Wolstenholme (1947–2010).




Barclay James Harvest Band Members / Musicians

John Lees – vocals, guitars (1998–present)

Craig Fletcher – bass (1998–present)

Kevin Whitehead – drums, percussion (1998–present)

Jez Smith – keyboards (2009–present)

Stuart "Woolly" Wolstenholme – vocals, mellotron, keyboards, guitars (1998–2010)

Jeff Leach – keyboards (1998–2006)

Mike Bramwell – keyboards (2006–2009)

John Joseph Lees – cornet (2006, 2009)

Liz Fitzpatrick – trumpet (2009)

Barclay James Harvest featuring Les Holroyd

Les Holroyd – vocals, bass, guitars, keyboards (2002–present)

Colin Browne – keyboards, guitars (2002–present)

Steve Butler – guitars, keyboards (2002–present)

Michael Byron-Hehir – lead guitars (2002–present)

Louie Palmer – drums, percussion (2011–present)

Mel Pritchard – drums, percussion (2002–2004)

Ian Wilson – guitars (2002–2009)

Chris Jago – drums, percussion (2002–2003, 2004–2005)

Roy Martin – drums, percussion (2003–2004, 2006–2007)

Paul Walsham – drums, percussion (2005–2006, 2007–2011)





Barclay James Harvest Discography Full


Studio albums

Barclay James Harvest (1970)

Once Again (1971)

Barclay James Harvest and Other Short Stories (1971)

Baby James Harvest (1972)

Everyone Is Everybody Else (1974)

Time Honoured Ghosts (1975)

Octoberon (1976)

Gone to Earth (1977)

XII (1978)

Eyes of the Universe (1979)

Turn of the Tide (1981)

Ring of Changes (1983)

Victims of Circumstance (1984)

Face to Face (1987)

Welcome to the Show (1990)

Caught in the Light (1993)

River of Dreams (1997)


John Lees' Barclay James Harvest

Nexus (1999)

North (2013)

Barclay James Harvest featuring Les Holroyd

Revolution Days (2002)


Live albums

Barclay James Harvest

Live (1974)

Live Tapes (1978)

Berlin – A Concert for the People (1982)

Glasnost (1988)

BBC in Concert 1972 (2002)

After The Day The Radio Broadcasts 1974–1976 (2008)


John Lees' Barclay James Harvest

Revival Live 1999 (2000)

Legacy - Live at the Shepherds Bush Empire, London 2006 (2007)

Barclay James Harvest featuring Les Holroyd

Live in Bonn (2003)

Classic Meets Rock (with Prague Philharmonic Orchestra) (2006)


Compilation albums

Early Morning Onwards (1972)

The Best of Barclay James Harvest (1977)

The Best of Barclay James Harvest, Volume 2 (1979)

Mocking Bird – The Early Years (1980)

The Best of Barclay James Harvest, Volume 3 (1981)

The Compact Story of BJH (1985)

Another Arable Parable (1987)

Alone We Fly (1990)

The Harvest Years (1991)

The Best of Barclay James Harvest (1992)

Sorcerers and Keepers (1993)

Endless Dream (1996)

The Best of Barclay James Harvest (1997)

Mocking Bird (1997)

Master Series (1999)

The Collection (2000)

Mockingbird (2001)

Mocking Bird – The Best of Barclay James Harvest (2001)

All Is Safely Gathered In (2005)

Sea of Tranquility: The Polydor Years 1974–1997 (2009)

Taking Some Time On: The Parlophone-Harvest Years (1968–73) (2011)

Child of the Universe: The Essential Collection (2013)

Titles: The Best Of Barclay James Harvest (2013)


Barclay James Harvest featuring Les Holroyd

Evolution Years – The Best of Barclay James Harvest featuring the songs of Les Holroyd (2003)

That Was Then ... This Is Now (2010)

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