wiki: Heavy Horses is the eleventh studio album by Jethro Tull, released on 10 April 1978. It is considered the second album in a trilogy of folk-rock albums by Jethro Tull, although folk music's influence is evident on a great number of Jethro Tull releases. The album abandons much of the folk lyrical content typical of the previous studio album, Songs from the Wood (1977), in exchange for a more realist perspective on the changing world. Likewise, the band sound is harder and tighter. The album reached No. 19 on the Billboard 200 album chart, and peaked at No. 20 on the UK Albums Chart. The third album in the folk-rock trilogy is Stormwatch (1979).
This album was the last studio album to feature John Glascock playing bass on all tracks.
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Tapestry of Delights:
From Salisbury comes this album's worth of bone-crunching hard-rock, played by immature teenies. Famous because it was produced by a young Ian Gillan, it doesn't offer anything musically that isn't available much more excitingly elsewhere. Skip this one.
In July 1972 their line-up was changed and in August they entered the studios to record a second album, again to be produced by Ian Gillan, but it was never released.
Kamakazi Moth also got an airing on Circus Days, Vol. 4. This is similar in style to the album and also best avoided unless hard rock is your scene. They were related to the band Pussy. ~ (Marcel Koopman / Vernon Joyson)
01. Frustration 5:17
02. Hooded Eagle 4:50
03. I See The Light 3:54
04. Murderer's Lament 3:39
05. When The Wolf Sits 4:50
06. Midnight Steamer 4:42
07. Primitive Man 5:45
08. Beyond The Grave 6:07
09. She Came Like A Bat From Hell 5:34
BOB COOK gtr
PAUL DEAN bs
BILL HINDE gtr
RAY SPARROW drms
LYNDEN WILLIAMS vcl
excerpt from Crack:
... with German Joschi Dinier as vocalist instead, on MINNE the style changed to a very Teutonic, slightly Floh De Cologne like, progressive folk. Again this was a concept work, and full of dramatic invention, all based on legends and ancient folklore. ...
01. Origo 2:45
02. Minne Wunder Kan Din Guete / Monogam - Polygram 6:01
03. Der Din Wip Alrerst Betrouc 2:10
04. Cinctura Virginae 2:34
05. Swer Gieht, Daz Minne Sunde Si / Abruptio 4:30
06. Venus 2:57
07. Almin Froide 2:03
08. Thermae 3:16
09. Roter Mund Wie Do Dich Swachest 3:11
10. Bacchnal 4:32
11. Flos Lividus I 4:48
12. Flos Lividus II 6:28
13. Atlantic (Bonus Track) 2:58
14. Rhinozeros (Bonus Track) 2:53
15. Jaguar (Bonus Track) 3:11
16. Spiralnebel (Bonus Track) 2:20
17. Early Morning Moanin (Bonus Track) 3:51
18. Proud Angelina (Bonus Track) 3:34
19. Achtigall (Bonus Track) 2:13
20. Gerd Kothe: Time Machine (Bonus Track) 2:58
21. Gerd Kothe: Electric Circus (Bonus Track) 2:56
Joschi Dinier (guitar, bass, vocals, percussion)
Gerd Köthe (tenor/soprano saxophones, flutes, recorder, vocals)
Roland Heck (electric piano, organ, Mellotron, cembalo, vocals)
Klaus Nagel (acoustic guitar, percussion, recorder)
Hans Lingenfelder (guitars, vocals)
Albin Metz (trumpet, bass, soprano saxophone, recorder, percussion, vocals)
Hans W. Herkeene (drums, percussion)
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Side A "Down On Me" – 3:06 Recorded March 2, 1968, at The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI "Bye, Bye Baby" – 4:27 Recorded April 12, 1968, at Winterland, San Francisco, CA "All Is Loneliness" – 5:45 Recorded April 4, 1970, Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA "Piece of My Heart" – 4:06 Recorded March 2, 1968, at The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, MI
Side B "Road Block" – 3:02
"Flower in the Sun" – 3:04
"Summertime" – 4:45
1-3 recorded June 23, 1968, The Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, CA "Ego Rock" – 8:00 Recorded April 4, 1970, Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
Side C "Half Moon" – 5:16
"Kozmic Blues" – 5:45
"Move Over" – 6:38
Side D "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)" – 7:51
"Get It While You Can" – 7:04
"Ball and Chain" – 8:01
The tracks on the second LP were recorded during the Canadian Festival Express concert tour in mid-1970. The first two songs on Side C are from Toronto, Ontario, on June 28, 1970. The rest were recorded in Calgary, Alberta, on July 4, 1970.
Tapestry of Delights:
A progressive rock outfit whose albums were reputedly delicate, melodic affairs, somewhat similar to King Crimson and with a lot of mellotrons. Ricochet, their 45, was taken from the album No Alternative and was also included on the Has It Dawned On You? compilation. It's a good melodic hard rock number with keyboards, wah wah guitar and a circus music style finale. Their Keeping Up album is basically of the progressive genre and in parts includes diverse ingredients; violins, harpsichord, harmony vocals and trumpet solos. Of its tracks Duet is more jazz/avant-gardish with strong vocals upon a minimal backing, trumpet a la Miles Davies and guitar improvisations. Song is a mellow, string-dominated number with a fine melody. The last track, Children, is probably the best. A good structured, progressive piece with strong vocals, brass, strings, viola and keyboards. Alan Bown earlier had his own band and Morris Pert later made some solo albums.
Donovan wrote and recorded much of The Hurdy Gurdy Man in late 1967 not long after recording the songs that would form A Gift from a Flower to a Garden. The rest of The Hurdy Gurdy Man was recorded in April 1968, after he visited Rishikesh, India to study under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi; John Lennon, Cynthia Lennon, George Harrison, Pattie Boyd, Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Mia Farrow, Prudence Farrow, and Mike Love were there as well. Donovan has since said in concerts that Harrison wrote a verse for "Hurdy Gurdy Man" when they were in India, but it wasn't recorded for the studio version.
The recording sessions for the album are purported to have included future Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones. Page was in The Yardbirds at the time and was actively looking to rebuild that band. The album credits John Bonham for percussion on the song and Clem Cattini as the drummer.
The first five tracks on this CD were recorded by Dark in '71, just before their legendary LP as the band entered their peak period.Tracks 6-11 were taped by the original line-up in '69 and '70, when they were still at school. Quality of these tracks is poor,but demand dictates their release.
01. In the sky 4:22
02. Wasting your time 5:03
03. Could Have Sworn 4:58
04. Maypole (1971) 5:54
05. R.C.8. 3:59
06. All Through The Night 3:11
07. I'm not Sad 6:46
08. Maypole (1969) 4:46
09. Bad Taste 5:30
10. Grey Man 5:14
11. Cloud of Unknowing 15:20