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Tapestry of Delights:
Druid evolved out of a three-piece, consisting Brewer, Sharpley and someone called Robin, who in 1970 were known as Maggot. They soon added a sax player called Malcolm, and shortly after an organist (Pete) before changing names to Druid. Gigging in their local area of Berkhamstead, Herts. Robin left in 1971, to be replaced by Dane Stevens. The following year Malcolm and Pete left too, and from then on the line-up stabilised as 'B'.
In June 1974 they won the Melody maker Rock & Folk contest and with the prize money of £800 bought some new equipment. Soon after the contest McCrorie-Shand became their final keyboard player.
Both of their albums of melodic and carefully constructed pop/progressivism have now been reissued on CD, and it's worth noticing that the Beeb's Bob Harris handled production duties on the first.
1. Voices (8:14)
2. Remembering (5:24)
3. Theme (5:26)
4. Toward the Sun (5:08)
5. Red Carpet for an Autumn (3:09)
6. Dawn of Evening (10:03)
7. Shangri-La (10:08)
- Neil Brewer / bass
- Dane / guitars, vocals
- Andrew McCrorie-Shand / keyboards
- Cedric Sharpley / drums and percussions