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Tapestry of Delights:
By now, this has turned out to be the rarest Deram album. Musically it is a strange eclectic mixture of hard rock with acoustic guitar and bluesy folk with strongly romantic lyrics. The accompanying band plays tight enough, but most of the songs are a bit too common to excite. Zakarrias is at his best on the slower tracks when he doesn't try to rock out. The lyrics are above average:
"We are like counts and kings
presented with rings and diamonds.
In a suit of iron we sleep
which our dreams hang on." (Marcel Koopman).
Geoff Leigh went on to play in Quiet Sun, Mouseproof, Henry Cow and Radar Favourites. Peter Robinson had played with Chris Farlowe and went on to Quatermass, Curtis Maldoon, session work and a spell with Al Stewart.
01. "Country Out Of Reach" 4:03
02. "Who Gave You Love" 3:58
03. "Never Reachin´" 4:56
04. "The Unknown Years" 7:00
05. "Sunny Side" 3:40
06. "Spring Of Fate" 3:17
07. "Let Us Change" 3:50
08. "Don´t Cry" 4:11
09. "Cosmic Bridge" 5:59
Zakarrias (vocals, guitar, bass, kazoo)
Geoff Leigh (flute, saxophone)
Pete Robinson (keyboards)
Don Gould (piano on 6, string arrangements)
Martin Harrison (drums)
Samy Birnbach (Lyrics)