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!