Quantity:1
£21.95 + £1.26 UK delivery
Only 3 left in stock - order soon. Sold by dutchtoni
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Like New | Details
Sold by 25music UK
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: In stock. Dispatched from Germany within 3 days
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Treason

4.9 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

Price: £21.95
Only 3 left in stock - order soon.
Dispatched from and sold by dutchtoni.
7 used from £7.48 1 collectible from £14.95
£21.95 Only 3 left in stock - order soon. Dispatched from and sold by dutchtoni.

Amazon's Gryphon Store


Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

  • Treason
  • +
  • Raindance
  • +
  • Midnight Mushrumps
Total price: £43.68
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (1 July 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: See for Miles
  • ASIN: B0000011CH
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 541,987 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Spring Song
  2. Round & Round
  3. Flash In The Pantry
  4. Falero Lady
  5. Snakes And Ladders
  6. Fall Of The Leaf
  7. Major Disaster

Product Description

Treason is the last album by progressive folk band, Gryphon, originally released in 1977 by Harvest. English folk, renaissance chansons and rock Tracks; 1 SPRING SONG / 2 ROUND & ROUND / 3 FLASH IN THE PANTRY / 4 FALERO LADY / 5 SNAKES AND LADDERS / 6 FALL OF THE LEAF / 7 MAJOR DISASTER --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
6
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 7 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
Well this took its time getting reissued! Prog and "renaissance" fanatics will probably loathe this, and indeed reviews here on Amazon would suggest as much. A shame, because by this point Gryphon decided to write their own blend of classically-tinged kinda-folksy prog-pop with flushes of jazz and - of course - those dang renaissance influences.

Spring Song begins as a fairly long-form, but ultimately tightly-composed "universalist" piece ("Spring is the dancer, the lover of men" - Gryphon were always well-meaning AND thoroughly professional), with some crashing drums and huge organ chords. The album has it's share of shorter pieces though, the quirky stop-start nature of "Flash In The Pantry" and the breezy "Round & Round" both having their share of hooks, but with many changes of tempo and little predictability.

There's also a truly unbelieveable instrumental in the form of Snakes And Ladders, while it is jazz-influenced, those dang crumhorns return making this rather difficult to describe. It has an "outrageous" hook, propelled by incessant drums. The band were firing on all cylinders for this album and, after a delightful, folksy "nature ballad" (?) in Fall of The Leaf (some lovely vocals on that one), we come to one of their very best songs, and it's the closest to straight pop they ever came...

Major Disaster is a "ballad", despite the title. As always, tremendous melodies (Gryphon became rather better at writing memorable hooks by this point) both in the verse and choruses, massed vocals, again propelled by a solid rhythm and great keyboard parts. It rocks out more than you'd expect from such a band.

Highly recommended, a lost treasure I'd say, supposedly panned and forgotten on release (darn prog fans!
Read more ›
Comment 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
My favourite Gryphon album, very well re-mastered for digital; at last the beginning very, very quiet drums have no vinyl scratches!. The band never were huge, as I think it was so difficult to "pigeon hole" them; one moment progressive rock, the next folk, the next jazz or classical. I once heard even them referred to as a "poor man's Jethro Tull!" anyway, fine writing and musicanship and worth buying it if only for the astonishing "Spring Song" which has a superb build and structure and a chorus hook that would have made a decent single if they had edited it down. Well recommended.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Possibly the best of the Gryphon albums, far from being perfect and much overlooked at the time due to much moire important acts releasing albums in 1977. Moving away from folk rock to more recogniseable rock structures, Treason is one of those albums you wish they'd come back and re-record, as seems to be the fad these days. There's a few clumsy phrases and here and there things can be neatened up and tightened - a classic waiting to happen if the band just got their heads together for a re-think.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Only recently got into Gryphon but they have been on heavy rotation ever since. Only downside is the slightly cringe-worthy Volero lady. There seems to be a lot of songs about shady women in the seventies.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Customer Discussions


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Feedback