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misc.: unreleased 2nd Lp recorded in '74
Tapestry of Delights:
A progressive rock outfit who originally formed in Kent as Chapel Farm with a gritty vocalist called Paul Petley. Four tracks from a 10" acetate in this period (Fire-Fire, Vacuum, Alone and Afterthought) can now be heard on the Vivariatum CD and all four are pleasant but unexceptional keyboard-driven progressive rock.
Original vocalist Paul Petley left in 1971 to be replaced by Paul Lawrence. Then in 1972 they changed name briefly to Firequeen before switching again to Fantasy in 1973.
Fantasy's Paint A Picture album is now very rare and their 45 is pretty elusive too. The best tracks on the album were the title cut with its gentle, melodic vocals and the livelier Circus, with its good guitar work and swirling keyboards. Award, Icy River and Young May's Fortune are also worth a listen.
The first incarnation of the band split in 1974 before a projected second album, Beyond The Beyond, could be released, although it is now available.
There was a reformationin 1976 and six tracks from this reincarnation can also be heard on the Vivariatum CD. Personally I prefer the ones from 1970.
1. Introduction (2:09)
2. Beyond the Beyond (5:34)
3. Reality (2:56)
4. Alanderie (8:58)
5. Afterthought (5:49)
6. Worried Man (2:53)
7. Just A Dream (3:31)
8. Winter Rose (3:24)
9. Church Clock (3:47)
10. Fire-Fire (6:45)
11. Vacuum (4:06)
12. Alone (4:35)
13. Afterthought (original version)(7:28)
14. Church Clock (original version)(3:36)
Paul Lawrence / 12 string guitar, lead vocals
David Read / bass, double bass, vocals
David Metcalfe / keyboards, clarinet, vocals
Peter James / lead guitar, vocals
Jon Webster / drums, vocals
Geoff Whitehorn / lead guitar on 10-13
Paul Petley / lead vocals on 10-13
Brian Chattam / drums on 10-13