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Stormcock

1 Sept. 2006 | Format: MP3

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8:35
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12:26
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7:22
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13:03
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Sept. 2006
  • Release Date: 1 Sept. 2006
  • Label: Science Friction
  • Copyright: 1971 Science Friction
  • Total Length: 41:26
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  • ASIN: B00DOWKRH2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,273 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 30 Sept. 2003
Format: Audio CD
It's easy to dismiss Roy Harper as, using his own phrase, "the loony on the bus". If you've never heard anything he's recorded, though, be prepared for a shock. Listen to "Stormcock", and discover why his contemporaries (Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Dave Gilmour, Ian Anderson, Kate Bush et al) queued up to guest on his albums. The man has a wonderful talent for writing interesting, heartfelt (and heartbreaking), and sometimes aggressively beautiful songs. There are only the four on this, roughly 10 minutes each. Considering that, apart from Mr Page appearing on "Same Old Rock", it's just Roy and an acoustic guitar, these are four of the most powerful songs I've ever heard. "Hors D'Oevres" disects the critic who gave a bad review with languid efficiency; "Same Old Rock" is a savagely played flaying of organised religion; "One Man Rock'n'Roll Band" is as relevant and powerful in the age of Gulf War II as it was to Vietnam; and "Me and My Woman" is the man's journey through the women of his life, and for my money is the single finest thing he's recorded. At the time of writing (Sept 03) he is still playing these songs live, and they've lost nothing in the 30-odd years since they were written. He's made folk albums, rock albums, even dabbled in psychedelia, but has never made a better album than this. It's the sound of a man at peak performance on the guitar, on his vocals, on his songwriting. Enhance your life - buy this album.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By mike on 11 Dec. 2007
Format: Audio CD
If you enjoy the music of Ror Harper you must own this album. If you have not heard of Roy Harper apart from his vocals on a certail Pink Floyd track then consider "An introduction to Roy Harper" instead. Roy mixes folk/rock with political/socio-economic lyrics and is in my view quite simply brilliant and very under-rated as an artist. Intro to Roy Harper is effectively a best off at a very reasonable price and a great place to start.
Stormcock a great album and rates for me alongside "Flat Baroque and Beserk".
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Anchois on 7 Nov. 2005
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For reasons too complicated to go into I haven't been able to listen to this album for several years, so have been gorging on it solidly since my kids bought it for my birthday recently. Age will not weary it. From the indictment of those who judge (Hors d'Oeuvres), the paean (and so close to my heart) against religion of The Same Old Rock, the anti-war sentiments of One Man Rock'n Roll Band, through to the ecstatic Me and My Woman (albeit with a dark heart) this is an emotional roller coaster enhanced by simply wonderful guitar playing and beautiful string arrangements by David Bedford. But even if you dislike the lyrics or disagree with my feelings, this album will simply wash you away to another and better place.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Hawkfiend on 14 May 2010
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Saw the great man earlier perform this week at the royal festival hall having been teased out of retirement by Joanna Newsome.He finished with a rendition of 'me and my woman' This prompted to dig out this true classic (although didn't need that much encouragement!!) The album cannot be described as anything other than a masterpiece, most plaudits home into Jimmy pages contribution but for me personally it's David Bedfords input that makes this a "true classic"
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 July 2000
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released in 1970 this is, probably more than any other album in his collection roy harpers defining moment.Four tracks all of which display a beauty and poise that very few of his contempories could hope to match this is the perfect summertime album.The standout tracks are the same old rock and me and my woman.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By gtz.vilnius@post.omnitel.net on 1 May 2000
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Roy Harper is one of the most original musicians and writers England has produced and Stormcock is definitly his best record. If you didn`t hear this muusic you don`t know how beautiful the music can be. Just four tracks, but all of them are classics. Especially The Same Old Rock and Me And My Women deliver a vaste range of emotions and makes you feel sad and happy at the same time. On The Same Old Rock acoustic guitar solo plays Jimmy Page. Brilliant!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Bazaul on 20 Oct. 2004
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Roy Harper has such a wide variety of different sounds over his many albums but Stormcock has to be the quintessential album. Flat Baroque & Beserk, Folkjokeopus and Once are quite excellent. H.Q., The Unknown Soldier and The Green Man are brilliant, but to me Stormcock is quite simply the most beautiful album I will probably ever hear. For the whole 45 minutes we are taken on an accoustic journey that floats and soars through the senses. Magical.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mr Nick Cooper on 11 April 2003
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I love many varieties of music, but when people ask me who my favourite musician is, they look at me blankly when I say Roy Harper. I went to Harper gigs during the 1980s and years later still find myself wanting to play his timeless music. Acoustic fans will find this music mesmerising, especially when you realise that it is mainly just one man playing what appears to be several guitars at once. 'Stormcock' includes 2 of my very favourite all-time tracks, including the sublime 'Me and my woman'. Harper pours his soul into this amazing song. 'Same old rock' is acoustic rock at its best. The other 2 tracks are also beautiful and I truly urge you to listen to this album.
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