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Red Queen To Gryphon Three [CD]

Gryphon Audio CD
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Product details

  • Audio CD (15 Dec 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Talking Elephant
  • ASIN: B000Q6ZH9W
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,261 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Opening Move
2. Second Spasm
3. Lament
4. Checkmate

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gryphon Three 6 July 2011
By Marcia TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Red Queen to Gryphon Three is the third studio album made by the band Gryphon. This is a really interesting album with much to offer. After the success of the first album "Gryphon" with its traditional medieval folk and acoustic feel, and the second album "Midnight Mushrumps" with its introduction of electric instruments and its music origin from the band itself, this third album moves firmly into the realms of Progressive Rock.

The album was released on Transatlantic Records in the UK in 1974. Red Queen to Gryphon Three is a concept album around the game of chess. The music, which frequently evokes a medieval mood, blends baroque, renaissance and English folk with Progressive Rock. Everything has a Classical Music structure and the whole project fits well into the genre of Progressive Rock music.

Multi-instrumentalist Richard Harvey and fellow Royal College of Music graduate Brian Gulland, a woodwind player, began the group as an all-acoustic ensemble that mixed traditional English folk music with medieval and Renaissance influences. Shortly afterwards they recruited guitarist Graeme Taylor and drummer/percussionist Dave Oberlé. The four musicians had then recorded the self-titled debut album Gryphon. After the success of that album they recorded the second album "Midnight Mushrumps," with the help of new band member Philip Nestor.
The group was very popular as they then recorded this third album and toured to promote it. They also became the supporting act for the Progressive Rock group "Yes" as both acts went to America.
The group appeared in most national newspapers and magazines. They had performed on television and radio.
With this album the instrumentation became more conventional and the use of non-standard instruments was reduced.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crowning glory of English pastoral prog 28 Aug 2009
By B. Ritchie VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
What would it be like to hear this for the first time now? I've no idea;
it's been with me since soon after it first came out. I've no idea why
I bought it; just curiosity, perhaps. I couldn't imagine rock music
with recorders! A friend of a friend warned that Gryphon were an
acquired taste, and he was right: I didn't like it at all at first. But
I can remember the day it clicked: a gloriously sunny day, sitting in
my sister's garden, listening to LPs playing through the window.
Suddenly, it was just so right; this was the perfect music for high
summer (and this was in Scotland!) It quickly became one of my
favourites, and has remained so ever since.

The recorders, krumhorns and bassoon are here in abundance; but what
sets this apart from the previous two Gryphon albums is the prevalence
of synthesizers that add more colour yet somehow don't detract from the
pastoral feel. (Having read of Richard Harvey's brilliance as a
recorder player, I was gobsmacked by his keyboard skills.) Philip
Nestor's crisp bass sound (Rickenbacker, I'd guess) really helps fill
things out. The only hint of the jokiness from the earlier albums is a
brief whoopee-cushion noise in the "krumhorn choir" section of Second
Spasm!

The four long tracks are complex, carefully-composed and arranged (by
various subgroups of members, this is not just The Richard Harvey Band.)
No long free-form jams or rambling solos here (the nearest thing is a
dazzling but fairly brief recorder solo near the start of Checkmate).
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Something Different 10 Jun 2007
Format:Audio CD
I had never heard of Gryphon but saw them one Saturday on television in the 70's. They looked weird in fantastic costumes almost something from Arabian Nights film. A band with a bassoon player was incredible but the sounds were fantastic. The tracks are quite long and there is little in the way of electronic influences (they only had an electirc bassist after 2 albums). Richard Harvey is a multi instrumentalist who now seems to write music for TV and screen. May not be everyones taste but if you havent heard it and want something a little different try it. You will be surprised at the disctnctive sound.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great 27 Jan 2011
By Victor
Format:Audio CD
simply one of the best combinations of progressive rock and ancient music. I buyed it in 1978 by accident in Spain, my country, I didn't had listened nothing about this band ( I was in Spain and, remember, The web didn't exist )and I still listen it. I'm not a specially fan of this kind of music ( usually I listen the Kinks, Zappa,King Crimson, Van der Graaf...), but i think that is really one of the best musical works of the seventies.
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