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Battle Hymn [Original recording remastered]

Wild Turkey Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (30 Sep 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Esoteric Recordings
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,264 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Product Description

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly remastered CD edition of the classic first album by Wild Turkey, Battle Hymn . Former Jethro Tull bassist Glenn Cornick formed Wild Turkey after departing Tull in 1971. The initial line-up of the band featured Glenn Cornick (bass), Graham Williams (guitar), Alan Tweke Lewis (guitar), John Pugwash Weathers (drums) and Gary PickfordHopkins (vocals). Before recording their first album, Weathers and Williams departed the fold to be replaced by Jon Blackmore (guitar & vocals) and Jeff Jones (drums). The album Battle Hymn was released by Chrysalis Records in 1971 and was well received by fans and critics alike. Unavailable officially on CD for over fifteen years, this classic album has been newly remastered from the original Chrysalis master tapes and features a booklet that restores the original album artwork and a new essay

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Digitally remastered in 2013! Debut 1971 album from the UK outfit led by ex-Jethro Tull bassist Glenn Cornick.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Album 17 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have given this 5 stars even though " the production" could have been a lot better but to be fair this is not the fault of the band.
I bought this album on its release in 1972 and this re-mastered edition is a very good improvement.
A clear theme about the total waste of life that war causes - there are no winners!
A really good mix of Folk/Rock but predominantly Rock and Gary Pickford Hopkins wonderful vocals particularly stand out.
If you did not hear this album the first time round - do try it now - you may well be very impressed!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Battle Hymn,, Wild Turkey 3 Oct 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is an old album that I have been looking for on CD. When it arrived I could not wait to play it. It sounds as good as I remembered I saw the band in the early 70`s. I bought the album on vinyl. When CD`s came out I started looking for it. Now I have it.n It is well worth a listen.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A poor man's Jethro Tull 8 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
It had to sound like Tull!
But a very poor Tull at that!
Very poor sound quality as well.
If you've had a hard day this will send you to sleep!
All in all a bore!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a nice turkey!! 26 Jan 2002
By R. Recchia - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I've never seen this album on cd, tho' I do have it on vinyl.
Tho it's not perfect,BATTLE HYMN is definitely a hard rock album worth seeking out. WILD TURKEY featured ex- JETHRO TULL
bassist GLEN CORNICK, who also plays keyboards and writes about
four of the songs. The album was produced by RODGER BAIN, who
produced the first three BLACK SABBATH albums,along with the
first JUDAS PRIEST album ROCKA ROLLA, so it's no surprise that
the production is very similar to those albums, albeit a little
softer.WILD TURKEY were definitely not as heavy as SABBATH or PRIEST.The sound is definitely very 70s. My favorite songs in-
clude the very heavy BUTTERFLY, which opens the album and THE
SENTINEL, a very heavy rocker that closes the album. Also worth
listening to is DULWICH FOX,a nice little acoustic guitar song
with some very pleasant vocal harmonies. The rest of this is
standard progressive hard rock, with some very good guitar play-
ing and some very nice singing from GARY PICKFORD-HOPKINS, who
would go on to sing with RICK WAKEMAN.
A good album!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Have a Taste of Wild Turkey 15 Mar 2006
By Thaddeus B. Rosemyer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
For fans of Tull, Rory Gallagher, Welch-era Fleetwood Mac, or Wishbone Ash. These guys need no introduction but for some reason never hit it big like Zep, Mac, et al, but that doesn't matter cuz the music is an original blend. Very hard to describe it, just listen & see. I find it slightly melancholy but with a beauty and appropriate moments of complicated heaviness. Features master bassist Glenn Cornick, the glistening voice of Gary Pickford-Hopkins, and guitarist Tweke Lewis. Must buy: the "Turkey" LP as well....
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars complex music in a simple form, best of jethro tull and rock 21 April 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I know this record from 1975. I was looking for this album for years. The music is folk orientated hard rock, the song dulwich fox is a one time favourite acoustic. The butterfly jumps in your head. Please, this record is a history of it's own.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a good hard Turkey by all rights 11 Nov 2005
By Paul R. Trembley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I had purchased this CD about a little over four years ago at a local record store in a bargain bin for $5.00. Being a big fan

of Jethro Tull and Rick Wakeman, I easily recognized a couple of names that stuck out at me, Glenn Cornick and Gary-Pickford

Hopkins. Gary had played on Wakeman's "Journey to the Center of the Earth" album, and of course, Glenn with Tull. After gett-

ing this CD, I had picked up "Turkey." I thought "Battle Hymn" was far better than this, as all the songs on there are pretty

well thought out. The opening track really comes at you. Dulwich Fox is a nice little tune that is quite mellow and laid back,

and seems to put a perspective on how life could be so plain and simple. Overall, every track does have some impact on what

could be the group's finest moment in their history of art rock. A good rocker by all means and overlooked!!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If You Like "Benefit" Period Tull! 28 Oct 2013
By woodsman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Had the opportunity to see this band live when they opened for Black Sabbath in the early '70's and with no offense to Ozzy fans here, they blew them off the stage. Sabbath had no where near the call for an encore as this band did (which is rare for a relatively unknown opening band), and I believe 'Pickford Hopkins told the audience honestly that they didn't have any more material. I hate to say this but Sabbath were really dull-- and this was a time I was seeing at least 1 major concert a week. The vocals, melodies and overall composition on Battle Hymn evoke the "Benefit" period J. Tull, which (along with the next 2 albums)is for me, some of the best stuff they've written. Unfortunately, Wild Turkey's other studio album as well as the "Live" album fall way short of how great they really were on this recording. You like "Benefit"?... check this out. P.S.- if anyone knows where I can get the cover art on the back of a tee shirt, let me know.
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