Taking Some Time On: Parlophone Harvest Years
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Disc 1 (60:56 minutes)
Tracks 1 & 2 are "Early Morning" and "Mr. Sunshine" - the non-album A&B-sides of the band's debut UK 7" single released 26 April 1969 on Parlophone R 5693
3. So Tomorrow
4. Eden Unobtainable
5. Eden Unobtainable (May 1968 Version)
Tracks 3 to 5 are a 'BBC Top Gear Session' recorded live 23 April 1968
7. Pools Of Blue
8. Need You Oh So Bad
9. Small Time Town
10. Dark Now My Sky
Tracks 6 to 10 are a 'BBC Top Gear Session' recorded live 30 July 1968
Tracks 11 and 12 are "Brother Thrush" and "Poor Wages" - the non-album A&B-sides of their 2nd UK single on Harvest HAR 5003 (released 20 June 1969)
Track 13 is "Mocking Bird" (May 1970 version at 6:17 minutes)
[Another version at 6:39 minutes is on the "Once Again" album on Disc 2]
14. Taking Some Time ON
15. Mother Dear
16. The Sun Will Never Shine
17. When The World Was Woken
Tracks 14 to 17 are Side 1 of their debut LP "Their First Album" released 5 June 1970 in the UK on Harvest SHVL 770
Disc 2 (62:42 minutes):
1. Good Love Child
2. The Iron Maiden
3. Dark Now My Sky
Tracks 1 to 3 are Side 2 of "Their First Album" (as per 14 to 17 on Disc 1)
Track 4 "I Can't Go On Without You" was a 'Bonus Track' on the expanded 2002 CD of "Their First Album"
5. She Said
6. Happy Old World
7. Song For Dying
9. Mocking Bird
10. Vanessa Simmons
11. Ball And Chain
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What I enjoy about Barclay James Harvest is the beautiful melodies and production they put into their music.
This box set is timeless with many great songs that really captivate and move me.
I am very glad I was able to discover Barclay James Harvest.
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One of my all-time favourite bands from the 70s. I saw them on several occasions during my university days in Bradford. Great times. Great Music. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Peter Marshall
BJH, I saw them in Birmingham in about 1974 or '75. All my vinyl is damaged so what more could I want?Published 7 months ago by Mr Skinflint
having been a massive fan of BJH mainly through the polydor years and two superb live concerts, this package fills in the early years nicely. Read morePublished 11 months ago by R. Hartley
All the Pre-Polydor stuff here, lots of the orchestral songs that almost bankrupted them. A really good boxsetPublished 15 months ago by Da Parsons
This was BJH`s poor man`s moody blues period.
It has a real charm about it , even if the strings seem overdone and it shows where the moniker that stuck with them came... Read more
This is a live recording at a concert and as I wasn't present at that concert it doesn't have the charm for me and I feel detracts more than adds.Published on 10 Mar. 2013 by Mrs. M. Little
This is a must for B J H fans from playing disc 1 by the time you play disc 5 you can see how the band as progressed from the early raw sound to the complete B J H as we know today... Read morePublished on 30 July 2012 by rayhamos
BJH compilations are fairly common but this one seems to be a pretty good collection of their earlier material and is well packaged with good sound quality throughout.Published on 6 Oct. 2011 by Mark Andrews